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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 16: Szolnok - Un.Olimpija 89-72
Feb. 16: Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65-57
Feb. 16: KK Split - Krka 61-71
Feb. 18: Igokea - Zadar
Feb. 17: Cedevita - MZT Skopje
Feb. 17: Crvena Zvezda - Partizan
Feb. 18: Radnicki KG - Cibona


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG16.3 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.5 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.2 
 7. Strawberry, Cibona13.9 
 8. White, Radnicki KG13.9 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.6 
 10. Gecevski, MZT S.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.4 
 2. Gordon, Partizan8.0 
 3. Bader, Szolnok7.9 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.7 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.6 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar5.6 
 9. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 10. Vitkovac, Buducn.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.4 
 2. Subotic, KK Split5.0 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.5 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Otasevic, MZT S.3.7 
 7. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.2 
 8. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.2 
 9. Markovic, Radnicki.3.2 
 10. Wright, Cedevita3.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. Otasevic, MZT S.1.9 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 8. Travis, Zadar1.4 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG1.4 
 10. Joksimovic, Igok.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  KK Split
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Kraljevic, KK Split1.4 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 7. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 8. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 9. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.6 
 10. Bertans, Partizan0.5 


Szolnoki Olaj suprise Olimpija! - by Igor Obradovic

Szolnoki Olaj - Union Olimpija 89:72

(25:17, 19:14, 18:14, 27:27)

Attendance: 1275


In the opening match of 21st Adriatic League round Hungarian Szolnoki Foiskola Olaj KK surprised participants of this year's Euroleague team Union Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia.

Szolnoki Foiskola Olaj KK team played the best game of the season and recorded 7 wins in this year's participation in the Adriatic League.
At no point was out of the question winner of the game
because Hungary team played great all four quarters.
Led by Akos Horvath (193-SG-81), Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group), Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) and Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) team Szolnoki Foiskola Olaj KK completely outplayed unwilling Union Olimpija Ljubljana where only Dino Muric (200-F-90) and Omcic was in the mood to play tonight.

Best in Szolnok : Akos Horvath 18pts + 1 rbd + 2ast, Sead Sehovic/Szolnoki_Olajbanyasz/109623">Sead Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) 19pts + 5rbd + 3ast, Marton Bader 12pts + 6rbd + 2st, Ernests Kalve 14pts + 5rbd + 2st
Best in Olimpija : Dino Muric 21pts + 9rbd + 3ast, Alen Omic (215-C-92) 17pts + 9rbd + 1ast



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 25-11 
 2. Penarol 24-11 
 3. Lanus 22-12 
 4. Boca Jrs 21-14 
 5. Olimpico LB 21-16 
 6. Libertad S. 20-15 
 7. Argentino 20-17 
 8. Quimsa 18-17 
 9. GECR Indalo 18-18 
 10. Sionista 18-19 
 11. Atenas 18-19 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 16-19 
 13. Obras 14-21 
 14. 9 de Julio 11-25 
 15. Union Progr. 10-25 
 16. La Union 10-27 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 25

Feb. 15: GECR Indalo - Sionista 94-89
Feb. 15: Atenas - Quimsa 93-78
Feb. 15: Argentino - Obras 85-77
Feb. 15: La Union - Wuber-Est.Bahia 76-67
Feb. 15: Olimpico LB - Libertad S. 74-67
Feb. 15: Lanus - Regatas C. 71-58
Feb. 15: 9 de Julio - Boca Jrs 64-92
Feb. 15: Union Progr. - Penarol 104-111 OT

Second Stage: Round 26

Feb. 17: Lanus - Sionista
Feb. 17: Union Progr. - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Feb. 17: Atenas - Libertad S.
Feb. 17: Argentino - Boca Jrs
Feb. 17: GECR Indalo - Regatas C.
Feb. 17: La Union - Penarol
Feb. 17: Olimpico LB - Quimsa
Feb. 17: 9 de Julio - Obras


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.2 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.9 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.4 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.2 
 5. Lewis, La Union16.7 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.0 
 7. Shannon, La Union15.2 
 8. Quinteros, Regat.14.9 
 9. Lytch, Argentino14.7 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.11.0 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.9 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.6 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.7.9 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 7. Battle, Lanus7.2 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.7.2 
 9. Shannon, La Union7.2 
 10. Fierro, Atenas7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.2 
 4. Cajal, Union Progr.4.1 
 5. De los Santo., Arg.4.1 
 6. Osimani, Obras3.9 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 8. Treise, Libertad S.3.7 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
 10. Aguirre, Quimsa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 5. Lewis, La Union1.7 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.1.5 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 9. Aguirre, Quimsa1.4 
 10. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.2 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Humphrey, Obras1.0 
 5. Meyinsse, Regat.1.0 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 7. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.9 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 9. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 10. Espinoza, Obras0.8 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 15: MH Basket - Alianza Viedma 88-86
Feb. 15: Bragado - Rocamora 87-80
Feb. 15: San Lorenzo Ch. - Banda Norte 87-80
Feb. 15: Atl.Echague - Alvear 85-73
Feb. 15: Huracan - Sport Club 80-68
Feb. 15: Obera TC - La Union 79-67
Feb. 15: Sarmiento - Estudian.Con. 78-67
Feb. 15: Union Sunch - San Isidro 74-70
Feb. 17: San Mart.C. - Instituto Cor.
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Ciclista


LigaA Round 25 (Second Stage): Leader Regatas Corrientes lose to Lanus - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in LigaA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Regatas Corrientes (25-11) recorded its eleventh loss in Buenos Aires on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Lanus (22-12) 71-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (187-90) fired 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Naturalized Italian guard Patricio Prato (195-79) chipped in 18 points. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Lanus maintains third place with 22-12 record having five points less than leader Regatas C. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top position with 11 games lost. Lanus are looking forward to face Sionista (#10) in Parana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#9) in Comodoro R. and is hoping to win this game.

Other games of round 25 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Obras was defeated by Argentino in Junin 85-77. Atenas beat Quimsa at home 93-78. Boca Jrs destroyed 9 de Julio on the opponent's court 92-64. Olimpico LB managed to outperform Libertad S. in a home game 74-67. Wuber-Est.Bahia recorded a loss to La Union on the road 76-67. GECR Indalo defeated Sionista on its own court 94-89.
The best stats of 25th round was 26 points and 4 assists by David Jackson of GECR Indalo.


Argentino - Obras 85-77

There was no surprise in Junin where 13th ranked Obras (14-21) was defeated by seventh ranked Argentino (20-17) 85-77 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Obras won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Argentino had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Argentino especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.3 percentage. Fernando Funes (192-83) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international point guard Nicolas De los Santos (180-88) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Argentino players scored in double figures. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Argentino maintains seventh place with 20-17 record. Loser Obras keeps the thirteenth position with 21 games lost. Argentino will face higher ranked Boca Juniors (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Obras will play on the road against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Argentino: F.Funes 19+5reb+5ast, A.Weigand 12+6reb, J.Cangelosi 12+8reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 11+5reb+8ast, K.Lytch 10+3reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 8+5reb+1ast
Obras: J.Gutierrez 18+9reb+1ast, K.Lamonte 18+4reb, J.Mazzaro 10+2reb+1ast, R.Humphrey 9+2reb, M.Osimani 8+3reb+2ast, P.Espinoza 7+7reb
gschID: 189570


Atenas - Quimsa 93-78

There was a small surprise in Cordoba where eleventh ranked Atenas (18-19) defeated 8th ranked Quimsa (18-17) 93-78 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Atenas. Quimsa was better in fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atenas forced 19 Quimsa turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Quimsa's players. American center Djibril Kante (205-80, college: Indiana St.) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Fabricio Oberto (207-75) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. Atenas' coach Alejandro Lotterio used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) and the former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Atenas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Sionista. Loser Quimsa keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Atenas will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#6) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Atenas: D.Kante 20+8reb+1ast, F.Oberto 14+3reb+5ast, A.Elsener 13+2reb+2ast, J.Bulfoni 13+4reb+1ast, M.Lescano 12+4reb+2ast, M.Fierro 8+1reb+2ast
Quimsa: J.Williams 17+9reb, D.Lo Grippo 13+4reb+2ast, J.Mojica 11+7reb, D.Tintorelli 8+1reb+1ast, S.Vega 8+2reb+3ast, E.Villares 7+1ast
gschID: 189569


Union Progr. - Penarol 104-111 OT

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Top scorers:
Penarol: L.Gutierrez 24+4reb+1ast, M.Mata 20+8reb, M.Leiva 18+5reb+1ast, F.Campazzo 14+3reb+9ast, S.Safar 14+1reb+2ast, D.Teague 10+1reb+1ast
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 26+13reb+2ast, V.Hugo Cajal 17+3reb+13ast, C.Avalle 17, E.Scott 13+5reb+1ast, O.Canton 12+1reb, A.Zago 10+2reb
gschID: 189568


Lanus - Regatas C. 71-58

Top ranked Regatas Corrientes (25-11) recorded its eleventh loss in Buenos Aires on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Lanus (22-12) 71-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (187-90) fired 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Naturalized Italian guard Patricio Prato (195-79) chipped in 18 points. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lanus maintains third place with 22-12 record having five points less than leader Regatas C. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top position with 11 games lost. Lanus are looking forward to face Sionista (#10) in Parana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#9) in Comodoro R. and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lanus: P.Prato 18, N.Laprovittola 12+2reb+7ast, A.Boccia 10+8reb, F.Martina 8+4reb, R.Battle 7+7reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 7+2reb+1ast
Regatas C.: J.Meyinsse 11+9reb, F.Kammerichs 10+10reb+2ast, J.Martinez 9+1reb+3ast, N.Romano 9+6reb+1ast, P.Quinteros 9+1reb+3ast, N.Ferreyra 5
gschID: 189567


9 de Julio - Boca Jrs 64-92

Very expected game in Rio Tercero where 14th ranked 9 de Julio (11-25) was rolled over by fourth ranked Boca Juniors (21-14) 92-64 on Friday. The game without a history. Boca Juniors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.5 percent from the field and made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Boca Juniors had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Boca Juniors especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) fired 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. International center Marcos Delia (206-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Five Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 12 points and forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) added 12 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boca Juniors have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 21-14 record. 9 de Julio lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 25 games lost. Boca Juniors will face Argentino (#7) in Junin in the next round. 9 de Julio will play at home against Obras (#13) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: P.Hopson 17+7reb+5ast, D.Santiago 15, J.Coleman 12, J.DeGroat 11+5reb+1ast, M.Delia 11+10reb+2ast, F.Migliori 8+3reb
9 de Julio: E.Ruiz 12+3reb, E.Nelson 12+3reb, J.Ayarza 9+5reb, D.Gerbaudo 8+1reb+1ast, G.Torre 7+1reb+5ast, M.Garcia 7+3reb
gschID: 189566


Olimpico LB - Libertad S. 74-67

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (21-16) beat at home 5th ranked Libertad Sunchales (20-15) 74-67 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpico de La Banda made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) fired 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) chipped in 19 points. Olimpico de La Banda's coach Fernando Duro used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Puerto Rican center Ricardo Sanchez (212-87) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to fifth place. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the sixth position with 15 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Atenas in Cordoba.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: C.McGowan 23+7reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 19+3reb+3ast, F.Malara 16+7reb, S.Clancy 6+11reb, A.Eslava 4+2reb, H.Salles 2+1reb+1ast
Libertad S.: R.Sanchez 22+7reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 14+3reb+2ast, D.Garcia 11+3reb+1ast, J.Treise 9+6reb+3ast, D.Johnson 6+3reb, M.Saglietti 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 189565


La Union - Wuber-Est.Bahia 76-67

There was an upset in Formosa where higher ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (16-19) was defeated by bottom-ranked La Union (10-27) 76-67 on Friday. Wuber-Est.Bahia was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 27-12 charge of La Union, which allowed them to win the game. Wuber-Est.Bahia was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. The former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Juan Ignacio Sanchez (192-77, college: Temple) added 7 points respectively for lost side. Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. La Union maintains sixteenth place with 10-27 record. Loser Wuber-Est.Bahia keeps the twelfth position with 19 games lost. La Union will face league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
La Union: T.Shannon 17+11reb+1ast, G.Lewis 15+6reb+1ast, N.Gianella 14+2reb+2ast, J.Brussino 9+3reb+2ast, A.Marin 8+3reb, M.Ceruti 7+1reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: H.Jasen 20+7reb, L.Nailon 9+4reb, J.Ignacio Sanchez 7+3reb+3ast, J.Williams 7+1reb, J.Manuel Rivero 6+1reb, D.Davis 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 189564


GECR Indalo - Sionista 94-89

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Comodoro R. where tenth ranked GECR Indalo (18-18) won against 9th ranked Sionista (18-19) 94-89 on Friday. Sionista trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 33-27 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 89-94 at the end of the game. GECR Indalo made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. Sionista was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) fired 26 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and the former international power forward Matias Sandes (201-84) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Four GECR Indalo and five Sionista players scored in double figures. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GECR Indalo moved-up to ninth place. Loser Sionista dropped to the tenth position with 19 games lost. GECR Indalo will face league's leader Regatas Corrientes at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sionista will play against Lanus (#3) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 26+3reb+4ast, K.Seawright 20+10reb+3ast, J.Robinson 13+4reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 10+3reb+2ast, S.Scala 8+1reb+1ast, M.Byro 7+3reb+1ast
Sionista: J.Pittman 15+2reb, J.Lloreda 15+9reb+1ast, M.Sandes 14+4reb+1ast, L.Gonzalez 14+1reb, A.Zilli 12+3reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 10+5reb+3ast
gschID: 189563



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 16: KL Dragons - Petron Blaze 82-76
Feb. 15: Thailand S. - Satria Muda 74-90
Feb. 13: Thailand S. - Petron Blaze 73-77
Feb. 13: Satria Muda - Singapore S. 61-48
Feb. 17: Singapore S. - Saigon H.


Sammy Monroe joins KL Dragons, ex Halc.Xalapa - by Eurobasket News

Westsports KL Dragons (ASEAN) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management). He supposed to play at Halc.Xalapa in Mexican LNBP. In 13 games this season he had 10.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Monroe played at Tenerife Baloncesto (LEB Silver, starting five) in Spanish league. In 24 games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and averaged 7.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Rochester RazorSharks in U.S. semi-pro league PBL. In 17 games that season he recorded 13.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. Monroe also played at Potros (LNBP) in Mexico earlier that season. In 24 games that year he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. The other team he played shortly was Malvin (LUB) in Uruguayan league. In 5 games he recorded also great stats: 15.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.2apg, 3.2spg and 1.0bpg.
In 2007 Monroe was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in ninth round (118th overall).
The former Newberry College (NCAA Div.II) staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Monroe won PBL championship title in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Philippines (Barako Bull) and D-League (Austin Toros).
Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Monroe: A big guard with skills who can also play the small forward position. He is a smooth and gifted scorer who creates well off the dribble and can knock down the perimeter shot. He has experience playing in Mexico and was one of the top scorers in the Philippines in 2010. During the ESL he showed his athleticism and he creative skills as a scorer either getting to the basket or knocking down jump shots.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Vienna Timb. 16-2 
 2. Mattersb.R. 13-4 
 3. Mistelbach 13-4 
 4. Basket Flames 13-4 
 5. Worthersee 10-8 
 6. Dornbirn 6-12 
 7. Falcons 5-12 
 8. Kos Celovec 5-12 
 9. Salzburg 4-14 
 10. Tirol 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 16: Worthersee - Tirol 88-60
Feb. 15: Vienna Timb. - Falcons 86-78
Feb. 16: Salzburg - Mistelbach 82-70
Feb. 16: Basket Flames - Dornbirn 68-67
Feb. 17: Mattersb.R. - Kos Celovec
Feb. 22: Basket Flames - Mistelbach



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Dominique Lacy out, Calvin Williams in Issa Town Club - by Ahmad Madwar

Calvin Williams (206-F-87, college: SE Missouri St.) the american PF agreed terms with Issa Town Club to play with them for the rest of season .. Calvin replaced the other american forward Dominique Lacy (201-F-89, college: NC-Wilmington) who parted away with the club recently due the club needed to much more taller player than Dominique ..
Calvin had a try out at the began of season with Al-Manama club but he had an injury stopped his career with the club .. he had an experience in Argentina and Asean League before

Good Luck for Calvin with his new club ..



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Coaches News D1 and D2 - by Peter Buyse

Earlier this week it was announced by D2 team Gent Dragons that they released head-coach Kris De Pauw. Present assistant coach Carl Verstraeten has been announced to take over the head-coaching job. He will be assisted by the team's manager and former coach Erik Rogiers. Tonight is his first game as head-coach.

Telenet Oostende has extended the contract of their present coach Dario Gjergja (agency: Beo Basket ), who led them to the Championship last year with 2 years. At present Oostende is the sole leader in the Ethias League. And they already qualified for the Belgium Cup final.



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ALL-TIME EX-YUGOSLAVIA ALL NBA TEAM! - by Chris Mathieu

ALL-TIME EX-YUGOSLAVIA ALL NBA TEAM!
Former Yugoslavia has produced many NBA stars and it successor states of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo havent been as successful as the original. Its players are still in high demand, however and we look back at the best all time players in the NBA from the former Yugoslavia.
Many of these players had mixed upbringings from mixed marriages, Serbs born in Croatia, Croats born in Bosnia and everything in between. One thing that cant be taken away is the strong basketball tradition, the training and they style of play that defines Yugoslav basketball.
STARTING FIVE
PG) Goran Dragic: Europes not known for producing high level NBA point guards but that maybe a bit misguided. Many were never given the opportunities including Bosnain Zoran Planinic who had a solid NBA career coming off the bench and Aleksandar Djordjevic who was one of the best former YU players of all time.
SG) Drazen Petrovic: Drazen is one of the best pure shooters of all time. He wasnt given a chance early in his NBA career but was coming into his own when he tragically died early.
C) Vlade Divac: Vlade was one of the best passing big men of all time and a very solid player for many years in the NBA playing on some very good teams.
SF) Peja Stojakovic: One of the best shooters of his generation Peja could light it up from anywhere on the court.
PF) Dino Radja: Dino was a dominating post player who had a very solid start to his NBA career until injuries derailed his NBA dreams.
BENCH
G) Predrag Danilovic: Sasa was very good in his short NBA career, he had weak ankles and the grind of the NBA season proved too much for him. He averaged 16.6ppg in his last stop in the NBA with the Mavericks at the age of 27.
G) Beno Udrih: Beno has never been a star but has been a solid contributor to NBA teams for almost 10 years.
G) Marko Jaric: Marko had a long but unspectacular career as an NBA professional. His claims to fame these days are being married to super model Adrianna Lima.
C) Nikola Pekovic: Nikola has been a beast in the NBA; he has great moves around the basket and great size and strength. It was a tough decision between putting him or Nikola Vucevic on the team.
F) Toni Kukoc: One of the few players in NBA history who could legitimately play all five positions on the court. Toni was one of the best 6th men of all time in the NBA and could create nightmarish mismatches on the court for opponents.
F) Bostjan Nachbar: Bostjan had a very solid NBA career and could have continued to do so but he opted for a big money, big time return to European basketball instead.
F) Mirza Teletovic: Mirza has just started out on his NBA adventure and it hasnt been the best beginnings, but he is expected to be a solid NBA player for a very long time.



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 15-2 
 2. Levski Sofia 14-3 
 3. Rilski Sportist 11-5 
 4. Balkan 11-6 
 5. Tundja Yambol 9-8 
 6. Cherno More 7-9 
 7. Beroe 7-10 
 8. Chernomorets 5-10 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-13 
 10. U20 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Levski Sofia - Tundja Yambol 84-55
Feb. 15: Cherno More - U20 84-55
Feb. 16: Lukoil Academik - Balkan 82-71
Feb. 16: Spartak Pleven - Beroe 78-103
Feb. 17: Rilski Sportist - Chernomorets


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. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.0 
 8. Marinovic, Levski16.5 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja16.1 
 10. Green, Lukoil A.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.9 
 2. Galiotos, Cherno M.9.5 
 3. Santos, Balkan9.5 
 4. Milosevic, Tundja9.4 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.7 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.3 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.6.9 
 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.5.8 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.5 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.1 
 5. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.4 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 8. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.1 
 9. Massamba, Lukoil A.3.8 
 10. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.2.7 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.6 
 4. Gugino, Rilski S.2.2 
 5. Walker, Beroe2.1 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.1 
 7. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 8. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.9 
 10. Mirkovic, 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.1.2 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.1 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 9. Varbanov, Levski S.0.8 
 10. Galiotos, Cherno0.8 



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  CANADA   


EXpress Tune out Jazz In Second Game of Series - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral.com The Windsor Express beat the Montreal Jazz 95-81 at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau to win their fourth straight game last night. Express forward Kevin Loiselle, who played college basketball at Dawson College in montreal, showed the hometown fans what they were missing out on as he scored 13 of his 19 points on free throws and hauled down a game high 16 rebounds in the road win.Chris Commons also scored 19 points for the Express while Daren Duncan scored 16 points and dished out a game high eight assits. Mike Helms rounded out the scoring with 12 points while collecting five rebounds and five assits. The Express found themselves down by six after the first quartwer and by two at halftime came back strong in the third and fourth quarters to pull away for their fourt straight victory and improve their record to 14-16.


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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Kvarner 2010 11-3 
 2. KK Zagreb 10-3 
 3. Alkar Sinj 9-4 
 4. Jolly 9-5 
 5. Darda 7-7 
 6. Djuro Djakovic 7-7 
 7. Zabok 6-8 
 8. Krizevci 5-9 
 9. Osjecki Sokol 4-10 
 10. Dubrovnik 1-13 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Split
 4. Zadar

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 16: Jolly - Krizevci 93-68
Feb. 16: Osjecki Sokol - Zabok 86-82
Feb. 16: Kvarner 2010 - Djuro Djakovic 84-63
Feb. 16: Dubrovnik - Darda 72-75
Feb. 17: KK Zagreb - Alkar Sinj


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Ross, Jolly23.1 
 2. Mrva, Jolly20.0 
 3. James, KK Zagreb19.1 
 4. Batina, Djuro D.18.1 
 5. Lez, Zabok17.2 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci16.1 
 7. Peric, Dubrovnik15.4 
 8. Skific, Kvarner15.3 
 9. Radic, Kvarner 201014.7 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mrva, Jolly8.3 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.9 
 3. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.7 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 7. Poscic, KK Zagreb5.8 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.7 
 9. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 10. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.2 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.2 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.8 
 3. Glavinic, Darda3.9 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.2 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 7. Panduric, Darda3.0 
 8. Blajic, Djuro D.3.0 
 9. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
 10. Pesut, Zabok2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.2 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.7 
 4. Batina, Djuro D.1.5 
 5. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 6. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.5 
 7. Mrva, Jolly1.5 
 8. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 9. Pesut, Zabok1.4 
 10. Surina, Kvarner1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.6 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.2 
 3. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 4. Najev, Dubrovnik0.9 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.7 
 7. Hrncic, Darda0.7 
 8. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 


Adriatic League: Krka steal win in Split - by Eurobasket News

Split - Krka 61:71

Krka earned a road win over Split tonight under the guidance of their new head coach Gasper Potocnik. The Slovenian team fired Aleksander Sekulic earlier this week. Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) fired 25 points to lead the visitors.
Krka enjoyed a narrow 14:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin in the second quarter. The visitors accumulated a 36:26 halftime advantage. Split though bounced back in the third quarter. The Croats went on a 21:11 run to erase the deficit. The teams had to start all over again. This time Krka made no mistake as they finished off the hosts with a 24:14 rally in the final frame. Jure Lalic (210-C-86) delivered 11 points, while Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) added 8 points for the winning side. Toni Dijan (205-F-83) answered with 20 points for Split. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) had 12 points in the loss.

Split: Toni Dijan 20, Vedran Vukusic 12
Krka: Domen Lorbek 25, Jure Lalic 11, Matjaz Smodis 8



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 18-3 
 2. Etha 16-5 
 3. AEK 14-7 
 4. Apoel 12-9 
 5. Apollon 9-12 
 6. AEL 6-15 
 7. ENAD 5-15 
 8. Omonia 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 15: Omonia - Keravnos 84-89
Feb. 15: Apollon - ENAD 82-86
Feb. 15: Etha - AEL 73-66
Feb. 15: AEK - Apoel 62-75


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Apollon
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Brown, Apollon18.6 
 2. Allen, Omonia18.5 
 3. Aleksic, AEL17.9 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.6 
 5. Outerbridge, AEL16.2 
 6. Warren, Apollon15.5 
 7. Williams, Etha15.3 
 8. Fisher, AEK15.2 
 9. Diggs, Omonia14.8 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.0 
 2. Pesic, AEL8.6 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos7.9 
 4. Aleksic, AEL7.4 
 5. Brown, Apollon7.2 
 6. Diggs, Omonia7.1 
 7. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 8. Jefferson, Apollon6.4 
 9. Fisher, AEK6.3 
 10. Bolden, ENAD6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  AEL
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Aleksic, AEL5.0 
 2. Diggs, Omonia4.9 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.8 
 4. Palalas, AEL3.6 
 5. Stiggers, Apoel3.5 
 6. Adegboye, Etha3.4 
 7. Demertzis, Kerav.3.4 
 8. Panteli, AEK2.8 
 9. Guillandeaux, AEL2.8 
 10. Buljan, Keravnos2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Hamilton, ENAD2.4 
 3. Stiggers, Apoel2.1 
 4. Diggs, Omonia1.9 
 5. Poole, Etha1.9 
 6. Kremen, Apoel1.7 
 7. Brown, Apollon1.7 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos1.7 
 9. Panteli, AEK1.7 
 10. Williams, Etha1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Outerbridge, AEL1.8 
 2. Harrison, AEK1.8 
 3. Jefferson, Apollon1.6 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.2 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos1.2 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.1 
 7. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 9. Sims, ENAD0.5 
 10. Pesic, AEL0.5 


Zvonko Buljan claims Cypriot Division A weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Croatian Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Keravnos and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 25-year old forward had the game-high 19 points adding nine rebounds and six assists for Keravnos in his team's victory, helping them to beat Omonia (#8, 3-17) 89-84. It allowed Keravnos to consolidate first place in the Cypriot Division A. Keravnos have a solid 18-3 record. In the team's last game Buljan had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Zvonko Buljan averages this season 9.0ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 39-year old American power forward Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73) of ENAD. Sims impressed basketball fans with 28 points and 7 rebounds. It was enough for ENAD to edge slightly higher-ranked Apollon (#5, 9-12) by 4 points 86-82. ENAD's 7th position in the standings has not changed. 15 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories ENAD managed to get this year. Sims is a newcomer at ENAD 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 Serbian Milutin Aleksic (203-F-82) of AEL (#6). Aleksic showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the last round. Despite Aleksic's great performance AEL lost 66-73 to the higher-ranked Etha (#2, 16-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. AEL can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-15 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Aleksic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Aleksic has individually a great season in Cyprus. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.6ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 7.6rpg (3rd best) and assists with 4.9apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Filip Vukosavljevic (205-F/C-83) of Omonia - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Andrew Warren (195-G-87) of Apollon - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dante Stiggers (188-PG-82) of Apoel - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. C.J. Williams (195-G) of Etha - 16 points and 4 assists
8. Mihajlo Pesic (206-F/C-81) of AEL - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Vernon Hamilton (183-PG-84) of ENAD - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mike Morrison (205-F-89) of Apoel - 18 points and 3 rebounds

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



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
Group A1
 1. BC Kolin 0-0 
 2. BK Decin 0-0 
 3. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 4. BK Prostejov 0-0 
 5. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 6. NH Ostrava 0-0 
Group A2
 1. Levice 2-0 
 2. Usti n/Labem 1-0 
 3. Svitavy 1-1 
 4. USK Praha 0-0 
 5. B&W Opava 0-1 
 6. Chomutov 0-1 
 7. J.Hradec 0-1 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

A1

Feb. 23: NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov
Feb. 22: CEZ Nymburk - BK Decin
Feb. 23: BC Kolin - BK Pardubice

A2

Feb. 13: Usti n/Labem - Chomutov 80-68
Feb. 16: Svitavy - Levice 76-82
Feb. 13: J.Hradec - Svitavy 75-92
Feb. 13: Levice - B&W Opava 103-69
Feb. 20: Chomutov - J.Hradec
Feb. 20: USK Praha - Usti n/Labem
Feb. 23: J.Hradec - USK Praha
Feb. 23: Levice - Chomutov
Feb. 22: B&W Opava - Svitavy


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.3 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.8 
 3. Blazek, B&W Opava17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.4 
 5. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.3 
 6. Reese, Usti n.17.2 
 7. Meno, USK Praha17.2 
 8. Fields, Chomutov16.7 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
 10. Bosak, Chomutov15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.3 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.5 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.4 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.2 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.6 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy7.2 
 8. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 9. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
 10. Blazek, B&W Opava6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.8 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.7 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.1 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 6. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.0 
 7. Pope, BK Decin3.9 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.7 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.9 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.2 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava2.2 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin2.2 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Reese, Usti n.2.0 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.9 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.8 
 9. Taylor, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 21-2 
 2. Bakken 18-5 
 3. Horsens IC 18-6 
 4. SISU 15-10 
 5. Naestved 12-12 
 6. Randers 11-13 
 7. Horsholm 9-14 
 8. Vaerlose 8-16 
 9. Aarhus BC 6-19 
 10. Aalborg 1-22 

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 16: Aalborg - SISU 85-92
Feb. 16: Aarhus BC - Horsholm 81-86
Feb. 17: Horsens IC - Svendborg
Feb. 17: Vaerlose - Naestved
Feb. 18: Bakken - Randers


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Colas, Randers25.2 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.0 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.5 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.8 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg19.2 
 6. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 7. Nielsen, Randers18.8 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose18.6 
 9. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
 10. Ocana, Randers18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Colas, Randers15.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.0 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.3 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 6. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Walker, Naestved7.8 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.7 
 9. Christoffers., Bak.7.5 
 10. Thomann, Horse.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Ortega, Randers7.1 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.8 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg6.0 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.2 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Nielsen, Randers4.6 
 7. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.4 
 9. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.0 
 10. Dennis, SISU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.1 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.2 
 4. Darboe, Svendborg2.2 
 5. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 6. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.2 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.6 
 4. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 8. Smith, SISU0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 10. Thomann, Horse.0.8 


BC Aarhus loses two key players - by Thomas Soltau

Bad news for BC Aarhus! The team chasing Vaerlose for the 8th spot and a play-off run just lost two starters and two very important players. One is Hristo Petkov (202-F-85, college: Campbellsville), the team's Bulgarian big-man and the other is Icelandic point guard Arnar Jonsson (183-G-83)

Petkov suffered a bad knee injury, will need surgery and will be out for the rest of the season. Jonsson has been forced to leave the team as too many games and practices was taken its toll on his body.

BC Aarhus and new head coach Peter Hoffman will have a hard time covering for both loses. Other players will have to step up and assume more responsibility.



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Santa Cruz Warriors guard Travis Leslie named MVP of All-Star game - by Eurobasket News

So much for his status as an injury replacement player. Santa Cruz Warriors guard Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia) caught a last-minute flight on Thursday night to Houston for the D-League All-Star Game after he got word he was replacing Rio Grande Valley's Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88, college: Charleston), who was unable to play due to injury. By Saturday afternoon, Leslie was hoisting the coveted Most Valuable Player trophy. It was like a last-minute thing they called me, I came over. And I just came out here and played my heart out and had fun, Leslie told NBA TV's Jared Greenberg during the MVP ceremony after the game. Leslie, who was the first pick by the Warriors in November's D-League Draft, scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, led the Prospects to a 139-125 victory over the Futures, and collected the prized hardware afterward from NBA D-League President Dan Reed. The first All-Star selection in Santa Cruz Warriors history, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard made an impact with his quickness and athleticism, and showed off some high-flying maneuvers, including an alley-oop dunk off a bounce pass from teammate Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) at the end of the first half. If there was one player who stood out amongst all of them, it's the man to my left, Reed said prior to presenting Leslie with the MVP trophy.
Santa Cruz Warriors coach Nate Bjorkgren finished up a morning practice at Kaiser Permanente Arena before heading to a local restaurant to watch the telecast on NBA TV. When he got home later in the day, he watched it again on YouTube. And I thought Travis played great. He played to his strengths rebounding and getting out and finishing above the rim, said Bjorkgren, who, although admittedly bias, felt Leslie deserved MVP honors. In nearly 19 minutes of playing time, Leslie pulled down seven rebounds three offensive to go along with an assist, a steal and a block. He was ready to play, Bjorkgren said. I knew he had it in him. The recognition will only increase Leslie's chances of earning a call-up from an NBA team. Six of the 20 All-Stars who played in last season's D-League All-Star game later earned an NBA call-up that same year, while last year's MVP, Gerald Green, was signed by the New Jersey Nets shortly after earning the All-Star hardware. Green currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. That's my dream. Hopefully it will come true. I've got to keep working hard, Leslie, who was drafted with the 47th selection by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011, said to NBA TV. Like I said, he added, I'm just going to keep playing, working hard, being aggressive, and just play great basketball.
Courtesy of: santacruzsentinel.com



Mad Ants' Mitchell wins D-League dunk contest - by Eurobasket News

Mad Ants rookie Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-92, college: Alabama) lived up to his nickname, The Alabama Slammer, in winning the NBA Development League Slam Dunk title. Mitchell started with a dunk off a pass from the stands from Fort Wayne teammate Ron Howard. He then beat Idaho's Josh Owens (6'8''-F/C-88, college: Stanford) in the finals on Saturday during the All-Star Game festivities in Houston. Mitchell scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to win the competition. The other dunk contestants were Reno's Dar Tucker (6'4''-SF-88, college: De Paul) and Rio Grande Valley's Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91, college: Georgia Tech) Jr. Howard, meanwhile, hit 8 of 12 shots and scored 16 points with five assists and two rebounds in the D-League All-Star Game. Howard's team, the Futures, ended up losing to the Prospects 139-125. Mitchell scored two points in the game. Santa Cruz's Travis Leslie was named the game's MVP with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Prospects.
Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com



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Matthews Back in Action - by Justin Moore

Former EBA mvp Chris Matthews (6'4''-G-85, college: St.Bonaventure) is back at full strength now and is making an impact in Iceland the DC native is an outside sniper with one of the deadliest jumpers you'll see outside the NBA. Matthews a former mvp with washington madness is putting up 28.8pts 5.5rebs 3.5ast and shooting an amazing 60% from the field 43.8 from behind the arc. Chris started out his 2012-13 season suiting up with Fjolnir Reykjavik but due to a very serious ankle injury was moved to Breidablik where he is back at 100% so expect even bigger numbers from the 6'4 lights out shooter


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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. Tarvas 17-5 
 2. TU/Rock 16-0 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 13-5 
 4. TTU 11-9 
 5. Rapla 9-11 
 6. Valga 9-12 
 7. Parnu 7-12 
 8. Tln Kalev 5-18 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 14: Kalev/Cramo - Parnu 88-69
Feb. 15: Tarvas - Tln Kalev 82-66
Feb. 16: Rapla - Parnu 81-76
Feb. 13: Tln Kalev - TU/Rock 46-88

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 19: Valga - Tarvas
Feb. 22: Tln Kalev - Rapla
Feb. 22: Hito/Johvi - TU/Rock
Feb. 23: Hito/Johvi - TTU


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Laksa, Tarvas16.8 
 2. Akenparg, TTU16.2 
 3. Raley-Ross, Tarvas15.8 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.6 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas15.3 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.2 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.4 
 8. Pilk, Rapla14.3 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.3 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.2 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas8.8 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.0 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.1 
 6. Keedus, TTU6.8 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.7 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla6.7 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.3 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.8 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.9 
 4. Cunda, Valga3.8 
 5. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.6 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.5 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Rannula, Valga2.8 
 10. Pilk, Rapla2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Laane, Rapla2.8 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.3 
 3. Akenparg, TTU1.9 
 4. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas1.5 
 8. Saage, TU/Rock1.5 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Arnold, TTU1.1 
 2. Saarmets, TTU0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.7 
 5. Saks, Tarvas0.6 
 6. Grim, Valga0.6 
 7. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 8. Raadik, Parnu0.5 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock0.4 
 10. Nurger, Rapla0.4 


KML Round 19: BC Rakvere keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked BC Rakvere as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BC Rakvere defeated 8th ranked Tln Kalev at home 82-66. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-66. BC Rakvere looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward A.J. Stewart (205-88, college: Texas St.) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St.) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. Tln Kalev will play next round against Rapla trying to get back on the winning streak. BC Rakvere will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Valga on the road.
The game in Tallinn supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader TU/Rock (16-0) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (5-18). TU/Rock smashed Tln Kalev 88-46. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Timo Eichfuss (200-88) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Justin Ingram contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for Tln Kalev. Undefeated TU/Rock have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-0 record behind leader Tarvas. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth position with 18 games lost. TU/Rock will play against bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tln Kalev will play against Rapla and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 19 Parnu was defeated by Rapla in a road game 81-76. Kalev/Cramo smashed Parnu at home 88-69.


Rapla - Parnu 81-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked KK Parnu's (7-12) road loss to sixth ranked Rapla (9-11) 76-81. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Rapla made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Martin Dorbek (194-91) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International center Rain Raadik (208-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for KK Parnu. Rapla moved-up to fifth place. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Rapla will play against Tln Kalev (#8) in Tallinn in the next round. KK Parnu will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Parnu: R.Raadik 24+11reb, K.Kitsing 15+5reb+2ast, K.Evart 11+3reb+2ast, R.Raap 9+7reb+5ast, A.Peciukevicius 7+5reb+7ast, O.Matulionis 4+3reb+1ast
Rapla: M.Dorbek 21+2reb+4ast, I.Pilk 18+6reb+2ast, A.Parn 14+5reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 9+3reb, K.Voolaid 7+2reb, R.Ringmets 6+6reb
gschID: 231166


Tarvas - Tln Kalev 82-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked BC Rakvere as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BC Rakvere defeated 8th ranked Tln Kalev at home 82-66. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-66. BC Rakvere looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward A.J. Stewart (205-88, college: Texas St.) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St.) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Janis Vahter (193-86) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. Tln Kalev will play next round against Rapla trying to get back on the winning streak. BC Rakvere will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Valga on the road.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 22+12reb+4ast, J.Vahter 16+6reb+2ast, T.Liivak 6+3reb+1ast, I.Tulit 6+6reb, R.Roos 6+2reb+4ast, M.Kurg 4+2reb+3ast
Tarvas: M.Laksa 19+5reb, A.Stewart 16+9reb, K.Saks 13+2reb+2ast, B.Raley-Ross 12+4reb+12ast, J.Umbrasko 9+2reb+4ast, R.Lindmets 8+6reb
gschID: 231165


Kalev/Cramo - Parnu 88-69

No shocking result in a game in Tallinn where third ranked Kalev/Cramo (13-5) smashed 7th ranked KK Parnu (7-12) 88-69. KK Parnu was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 49-26 second half run of Kalev/Cramo. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 28 and made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded KK Parnu 46-22 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Ty Abbott (192-88, college: Arizona St.) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Kalev/Cramo's coach Alar Varrak allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for KK Parnu. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains third place with 13-5 record having 4 victories less than leader Tarvas. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 15+6reb+3ast, R.Raap 14+6reb+2ast, R.Raadik 13+4reb+1ast, K.Evart 8+3reb+1ast, T.Hamarsalu 7+1reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 7+1reb
Kalev/Cramo: B.Fall 17+11reb, T.Abbott 16+5reb+4ast, I.Kajupank 14+5reb, G.Wilkinson 10+4reb, A.Skele 9+7reb+2ast, T.Sokk 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 231164


Tln Kalev - TU/Rock 46-88

The game in Tallinn supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader TU/Rock (16-0) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (5-18). TU/Rock smashed Tln Kalev 88-46. The game was mostly controlled by TU/Rock. Tln Kalev was better in fourth quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tln Kalev to just 7 points in second quarter. TU/Rock held Tln Kalev to an opponent 24.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 41.7 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Tln Kalev 49-34 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Timo Eichfuss (200-88) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and guard Mihkel Kurg (191-87) added 13 points (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Tln Kalev. TU/Rock have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-0 record behind leader Tarvas. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth position with 18 games lost. TU/Rock will play against bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tln Kalev will play against Rapla and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: M.Kurg 13+1reb, I.Okoye 12+15reb, T.Liivak 6, M.Parn 6+2reb, J.Vahter 4+3reb, R.Roos 4+6reb+1ast
TU/Rock: T.Eichfuss 19+9reb, T.Kurbas 11+2reb, E.Dimsa 10+3reb, K.Saage 9+3reb+2ast, J.Ingram 8+6reb+4ast, J.Toome 6+2reb
gschID: 231163



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 25-6 
 2. Kataja 23-5 
 3. Nilan Bisons 23-7 
 4. Pyrinto 21-8 
 5. Kauhajoki 19-12 
 6. Kouvot 15-16 
 7. LrNMKY 14-16 
 8. Korihait 10-20 
 9. Lapua 9-22 
 10. Salon Vilpas 8-22 
 11. Namika Lahti 7-23 
 12. FoKoPo 7-24 

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 15: Kouvot - FoKoPo 93-74
Feb. 16: Kauhajoki - LrNMKY 82-96
Feb. 16: Nilan Bisons - KTP 79-97
Feb. 16: Kataja - Lapua 103-93
Feb. 17: Pyrinto - Salon Vilpas
Feb. 17: Korihait - Namika Lahti


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.7 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons21.9 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.4 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot20.4 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua18.5 
 6. Logins, LrNM.18.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.6 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.1 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo16.8 
 10. Holloway, Namika16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Conley, LrNM.9.8 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.9.7 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.0 
 4. Giles, KTP8.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.4 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo8.4 
 7. Johnson, Namika L.8.2 
 8. Logins, LrNM.8.2 
 9. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.7 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.2 
 3. Smith, Kataja4.9 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.9 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.7 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.5 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 8. Watson, Kauhajoki4.2 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.1 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.6 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.5 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.8 
 7. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua1.6 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 4. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 5. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.9 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.0.9 
 8. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 9. Giles, KTP0.9 
 10. Taft, Korihait0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 16-4 
 2. ToPo 14-5 
 3. BC Nokia 11-6 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 11-8 
 5. Oulun NMKY 10-9 
 6. Huima 7-11 
 7. Ura Basket 6-13 
 8. Pyrinto II 6-14 
 9. SayRi 4-15 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 17-5 
 2. TuNMKY 15-7 
 3. KaU Koris 15-8 
 4. Jarvenpaa 13-9 
 5. BC Jyvaskyla 9-14 
 6. HBA-Marsky 8-14 
 7. Espoo Basket 6-16 
 8. JyWe 6-16 

Regular Season: Round 22

A

Feb. 15: ToPo - SayRi 99-72
Feb. 15: Porvoon Tarmo - Pyrinto II 97-78
Feb. 16: Tapiolan Honka - Oulun NMKY 65-63
Feb. 17: Huima - Ura Basket

B

Feb. 17: JyWe - Kerava ET
Feb. 17: TuNMKY - HBA-Marsky
Feb. 17: Jarvenpaa - Espoo Basket


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.3 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.2 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.9 
 4. Taylor, Porvoon23.7 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa23.6 
 6. Mays, Huima22.1 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET21.3 
 8. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.5 
 9. Tate, Porvoon19.6 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pierre JALLOW
  Jarvenpaa
  (203-F/C-79)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Jallow, Jarvenpaa15.1 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 3. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.4 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET12.5 
 5. Stephens, Huima11.9 
 6. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.7 
 8. Young, Porvoon10.9 
 9. Capers, ToPo10.7 
 10. Coleman, ToPo10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.4 
 2. Herrala, HBA-M.5.0 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.6 
 4. Ginty, ToPo4.6 
 5. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.2 
 6. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.0 
 7. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 8. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
 9. Mays, Huima3.6 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.1 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.9 
 3. Taylor, Porvoon2.2 
 4. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 5. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 6. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 7. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 8. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.9 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.7 
 2. Mua, Kerava ET2.1 
 3. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.8 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 6. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.5 
 7. Capers, ToPo1.4 
 8. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.3 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


KORISLIIGA: Bisons lost at home! - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 31: This does not happen every day, not even every month; Bisons (Loimaa) lost first time this season at home court, when visitor KTP (Kotka) came and almost crushed the Bisons 79-97 (39-50). Bisons (23-7) had hardly three players in double digits, KTP (25-6) had five players over 10 points. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) continues like earlier being again the leading scorer (24) for the Bisons. Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) (KTP) was the leading scorer (26) of this top contest. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) had a double-double 18pts/13rbs. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) added 16 pts. The victory # 11 in a row for KTP.
Karhu from Kauhajoki had bad luck in the game vs YMCA Lappeenranta. Team's key player J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cleveland St.) played only 4:41 minutes and got probably injured. That was one reason why Karhu lost the control of the game and YMCA LPR won finally by 14 pts 82-96. During the half time YMCA LPR was leading by 23 pts (32-55). Giordan Watson (178-PG-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cent.Michigan) led Karhu with 27 points. Matias Ojala (197-F-89) scored his season best 21 pts. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) netted 30 pts for YMCA LPR. Greg Logins (200-F-88, college: Canisius) had a double-double 24pts/10rbs. Team's Finnish players scored 10/96 pts.
Kataja from Joensuu (23-5) was winning game # 9 in a row. Kataja defeated Korikobrat (Lapua) 103-93 (52-46). Petri Virtanen (183-PG-80) netted his season best 30 pts (1 - 7/8, 2 - 4/5, 3 - 5/7). Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Winona St.) added 19 pts. Samuel Haanpaa (203-SG-86) led Lapua (9-22) with 27 pts (1 - 3/3, 2 - 6/10, 3 - 4/9) and 14 rbs. Dominique Coleman (190-G-84, college: Colorado) had 17 pts and gave eight assists.

Bisons - KTP 79-97 (39-50). (Martin Zeno 24, Ryan McDade 12, Kimmo Muurinen 11 - Sefton Barrett 26, Devonne Giles 18/13, Antwine Williams 16. A: 900).
Karhu - YMCA LPR 82-96 (32-55). (Giordan Watson 27, Matia Ojala 21, Ilkka Vuori 14 - Jason Conley 30, Greg Logins 24/10, Matt Gibson 18/5a. A: 615).
Kataja - Lapua 103-93 (52-46). (Petri Virtanen 30, Jonte Flowers 19, Dan Coleman 17 - Samuel Haanpaa 27/14, Dominique Coleman 1778a, Dwight Tolbert 16. A: 612).


In Division 1 A today one exiting contest, where Honka (Tapiola) defeated first time this season YMCA Oulu 65-63 (32-42). Visitors won the first quarter 10-34, but Honka won then the next three quarters. Honka (11-8) needed badly this victory and Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) (18pts/14rbs) arranged that to the hosts. Josh Nofflet (194-G/F-88, college: Lee) scored game high 27 pts, but got help only from Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) (14pts/10rbs).
Honka -YMCA Oulu 65-63 (32-42). (Ronnie Clark 18/14, Jouko Jarvinen 11, Tero Laitinen 10 - Josh Nofflet 27, Dwight Coleman 14/10, Jani Siivikko 13. A: 432).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Vichy 15-5 
 2. Orchy 14-4 
 3. Quimper 14-5 
 4. Souffel 14-5 
 5. Cognac 13-6 
 6. La Rochelle 12-8 
 7. Monaco 10-8 
 8. Sorgues 10-9 
 9. Blois 10-9 
 10. Rueil 10-10 
 11. Chartres 8-12 
 12. Angers BC 49 7-12 
 13. St Chamond 7-12 
 14. Challans 6-13 
 15. Rennes 4-16 
 16. CFBB 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 16: Angers BC 49 - Sorgues 84-83
Feb. 16: Quimper - CFBB 81-61
Feb. 16: Monaco - Rennes 80-75
Feb. 16: Cognac - Rueil 79-60
Feb. 16: Souffel - La Rochelle 79-54
Feb. 16: St Chamond - Vichy 75-69
Feb. 16: Blois - Chartres 65-56

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: Rennes - Blois
Feb. 23: Chartres - Angers BC 49
Feb. 23: Cognac - Challans
Feb. 23: La Rochelle - Quimper
Feb. 23: CFBB - Orchy
Feb. 23: Rueil - St Chamond
Feb. 23: Vichy - Souffel

Round 20

Feb. 20: Monaco - Sorgues


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues19.3 
 2. Raji, Quimper18.2 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.7 
 4. Petrovic, Orchy17.2 
 5. Herard, Challans16.9 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4916.8 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.6 
 8. Inglis, CFBB16.5 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle15.8 
 10. Thinon, Sorgues15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Raji, Quimper9.0 
 3. Sall, Rennes7.8 
 4. Calasan, Monaco7.7 
 5. Inglis, CFBB7.4 
 6. N''Diaye, Souffel7.2 
 7. Diame, Rueil7.1 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle7.0 
 9. Caskill, Cognac7.0 
 10. Rinna, St Chamond6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.6 
 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, Blois4.3 
 8. Inglis, CFBB4.1 
 9. Saounera, Rueil4.1 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.8 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.1 
 3. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.8 
 4. Pene, Rennes1.8 
 5. Lessort, Vichy1.8 
 6. Saounera, Rueil1.8 
 7. Rathieuville, Chal.1.7 
 8. Mouillard, Cognac1.7 
 9. Herard, Challans1.7 
 10. Sall, Rennes1.6 
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. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.3 
 6. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 
 10. Smock, CFBB0.8 


Strasbourg and Gravelines reach Leaders Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg and Gravelines will play in the Leaders Cup Final in Paris tomorrow.
Gravelines overcame Le Mans in the first semifinal tonight. Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89, college: Marquette) came up with 20 points to lead the winners. Gravelines accumulated an 18:9 lead after ten minutes. Le Mans cut the deficit in the second half to trail by only 4 points at the interval 38:34. But Gravelines were back in the drivers seat in the third quarter. They went on a 20:13 rally to clear off. Le Mans scored just 13 points in the final period and could not overcome the deficit. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) finished with 13 points, while Kennedy Winston (198-F/G-84, college: Alabama) had 9 points for the winners. Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) answered with 16 points for Le Mans. Khalid El-Amin (178-PG-79, college: Connecticut) delivered 15 points in the loss.
Strasbourg took care of Paris-Levallois 77:63 in the second semifinal clash. Louis Campbell delivered 23 points for the visitors. Strasbourg led from start to finish. They piled up a 46:35 halftime lead. Strasbourg kept their opponents at bay throughout the second half cruising to the victory. Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88, agency: Priority Sports) netted 14 points, while Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) had 10 points for the winning side. Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) responded with 20 points for Paris-Levallois.



NM1 Round 22: Saint Chamond defeats leader JA Vichy - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JA Vichy (15-5) on the court of thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Saint Chamond 75-69. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of JA Vichy. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 29-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded JA Vichy 45-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by JA Vichy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 assists. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) replied with 15 points and 4 assists for JA Vichy. JA Vichy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond (7-12) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. JA Vichy at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face higher ranked Rueil (#10) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. JA Vichy will play against Souffelweyersheim (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 20th consecutive match to third ranked Quimper UJAP (14-5) 81-61. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Florian Thibedore chipped in 20 points and 6 assists during the contest. Quimper UJAP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Damien Inglis (203-95) responded with 21 points. Quimper UJAP have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-5 record behind leader Vichy, which they share with Souffel. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Quimper UJAP will play against La Rochelle (#6) on the road in the next round. CFBB will play against the league's second-placed Orchesien BC (#2) in Orchies and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Angers between Angers BC 49 and Sorgues. Twelfth ranked Angers BC 49 (7-12) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Sorgues (10-9). Angers BC 49 managed to escape with a 1-point win 84-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sorgues. Anthony Hill notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 26 points and 5 steals by Arnaud Thinon did not help to save the game for Sorgues. Angers BC 49 maintains twelfth position with 7-12 record, which they share with St Chamond. Loser Sorgues dropped to the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Blois. Angers BC 49 will meet higher ranked Chartres (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sorgues will play against Monaco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fourth ranked Souffelweyersheim (14-5) and 6th ranked La Rochelle (12-8) in Souffel. ended with biggest points difference. Souffelweyersheim outscored guests from La Rochelle 79-54. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of La Rochelle. Jacques Alingue fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Souffelweyersheim's coach Stephane Eberlin felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Souffelweyersheim have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper. Newly promoted La Rochelle keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be league's leader JA Vichy on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Rochelle will play against Quimper UJAP (#3).

Other games in round 22 were not that significant. Rueil was smashed by Cognac on the road 79-60. Monaco won against Rennes on its own court 80-75. Chartres unfortunately lost to Blois in a road game 56-65.
The most impressive performance of 22th round was 13 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists by Anthony Christophe of Monaco.


Cognac - Rueil 79-60

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Cognac (13-6) crushed at home 8th ranked Rueil (10-10) 79-60. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Cognac dominated on the defensive end, holding Rueil to just 4 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Rueil's 24. Cognac forced 22 Rueil turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) fired 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Romain Hillotte (197-91) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (178-87) produced 13 points and Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) added 7 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Rueil's coach Julien Hervy tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cognac maintains fifth position with 13-6 record. Rueil at the other side dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. Cognac's next round opponent will be Vendee Challans (#14) at home and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Saint Chamond (#13).
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 16+4reb+4ast, R.Hillotte 15+6reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 13+7reb+1ast, M.Buval 10+6reb+1ast, J.Ludon 7+4reb, S.Doucoure 6+6reb+2ast
Rueil: I.Saounera 13+2reb+2ast, D.Gentil 10+1reb+2ast, S.Ricard 8+3reb+2ast, A.Desespringalle 7+7reb+2ast, K.Gourari 6+3reb+1ast, G.Mdivani 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 186255


Monaco - Rennes 80-75

Very expected game when 15th ranked Union Rennes (4-16) lost on the road to ninth ranked Monaco (10-8) 80-75. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Rennes won third quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Monaco made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Monaco had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) fired a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists for the winners. Naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) chipped in 21 points. American forward Alex Okafor (202-87, college: Princeton) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and forward Bernard M'Poy (197-87) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Monaco moved-up to seventh place. Union Rennes lost ninth consecutive game. Union Rennes at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. Monaco's next round opponent will be Sorgues (#8) at home. Union Rennes will play against Blois (#9).
Top scorers:
Monaco: M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 21+2reb, O.Bardet 14+4reb+3ast, A.Christophe 13+10reb+16ast, M.Diallo 10+1ast, N.Calasan 7+10reb, D.Vebobe 6+1reb+1ast
Rennes: A.Okafor 28+12reb+1ast, B.M'Poy 21+4reb+2ast, E.Kabir Pene 16+2reb+2ast, O.Sall 8+8reb+2ast, Y.Garel 2+1reb+4ast, K.Kittar 0
gschID: 186254


Quimper - CFBB 81-61

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 20th consecutive match to third ranked Quimper UJAP (14-5) 81-61. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. CFBB was better in third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Quimper UJAP outrebounded CFBB 32-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) chipped in 20 points and 6 assists during the contest. Quimper UJAP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Damien Inglis (203-95) responded with 21 points and guard Charly Pontens (189-95) scored 9 points. Quimper UJAP have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-5 record behind leader Vichy, which they share with Souffel. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Quimper UJAP will play against La Rochelle (#6) on the road in the next round. CFBB will play against the league's second-placed Orchesien BC (#2) in Orchies and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Quimper: C.Raji 21+7reb, F.Thibedore 20+2reb+6ast, C.Cherry 10+4reb+6ast, R.Gregoire 9+2reb+1ast, O.Kolb 8+5reb+1ast, J.Moupegnou 5+7reb+3ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 21+3reb+1ast, Y.Smock 10+2reb, C.Pontens 9+2reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 7+2reb, E.Ory 6+2reb+2ast, P.Rigot 4+6reb
gschID: 186253


St Chamond - Vichy 75-69

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JA Vichy (15-5) on the court of thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Saint Chamond 75-69. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of JA Vichy. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 29-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded JA Vichy 45-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by JA Vichy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 assists. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and forward Yohann Smail (198-90) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for JA Vichy. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JA Vichy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond (7-12) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. JA Vichy at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face higher ranked Rueil (#10) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. JA Vichy will play against Souffelweyersheim (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Landu-Bongo 18+4reb+7ast, T.Pearson 14+10reb, E.Sadiku 14+3reb+5ast, I.Bankevics 13+1reb, R.Tillon 10+3reb+1ast, B.Rey 4+4reb
Vichy: B.Thomas 15+2reb+4ast, Y.Smail 15+5reb, R.El Amrani 12+4reb+2ast, G.Pons 10+2reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 9+8reb, O.Da Silveira 3+3reb
gschID: 186252


Souffel - La Rochelle 79-54

The game between fourth ranked Souffelweyersheim (14-5) and 6th ranked La Rochelle (12-8) in Souffel. ended with biggest points difference. Souffelweyersheim outscored guests from La Rochelle 79-54. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of La Rochelle. The game without a history. Souffelweyersheim 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 La Rochelle's 28. Souffelweyersheim forced 19 La Rochelle turnovers and outrebounded them 34-20 including 21 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Souffelweyersheim's coach Stephane Eberlin felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Steeve Soliman (196-88) produced 12 points and British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Souffelweyersheim have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper. Newly promoted La Rochelle keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be league's leader JA Vichy on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Rochelle will play against Quimper UJAP (#3).
Top scorers:
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 15+7reb, J.Alingue 13+11reb+3ast, M.M'Bodji 12+5reb+2ast, J.Tschamber 11+1reb+2ast, F.Minet 9+3reb+5ast, J.Cazenobe 8+3reb+1ast
La Rochelle: A.Thomson 12+5reb, S.Soliman 12+4reb+1ast, A.M'Boma 10+2ast, J.Dalmat 6+1reb+1ast, D.Sylla 4+7reb+2ast, J.Cole 4+3reb
gschID: 186250


Blois - Chartres 65-56

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Blois' (10-9) home victory over 11th ranked Chartres (8-12) 65-56. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Chartres won third quarter 15-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Gary Staelens (189-84) fired 19 points for the winners. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) chipped in 7 points and 10 rebounds. Blois' coach Hugues Occansey used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and guard Gautier Lemon (188-84) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Blois moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Sorgues. Chartres at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Blois' next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#15) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Chartres will play against Angers BC 49 (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blois: G.Staelens 19+2reb+3ast, J.Tornato 14+4reb, W.Aka 12+3reb+1ast, D.Davis 7+10reb+3ast, G.Tacita 6, P.Brochard 3+1reb+5ast
Chartres: G.Merie 17+6reb+1ast, G.Lemon 15+4reb+1ast, A.Boivin 6+6reb+6ast, A.Hergott 5+5reb+1ast, V.Mendy 5+7reb, M.Ipouck 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 186249


Angers BC 49 - Sorgues 84-83

A very close game took place in Angers between Angers BC 49 and Sorgues. Twelfth ranked Angers BC 49 (7-12) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Sorgues (10-9). Angers BC 49 managed to escape with a 1-point win 84-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sorgues. Sorgues trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 34-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 83-84 at the end of the game. Angers BC 49 dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 32. They outrebounded Sorgues 48-28 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Angers BC 49 looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) supported him with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 26 points and 5 steals by point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) did not help to save the game for Sorgues. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) added 12 points and 5 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Angers BC 49 maintains twelfth position with 7-12 record, which they share with St Chamond. Loser Sorgues dropped to the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Blois. Angers BC 49 will meet higher ranked Chartres (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sorgues will play against Monaco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 20+10reb+3ast, P.Drouault 18+3reb+3ast, S.Traore 17+7reb+4ast, T.Lonzieme 16+13reb+4ast, M.Chupin 8+8reb+1ast, H.Suhard 5+1reb
Sorgues: A.Thinon 26+4reb, C.Mansare 14+4reb+2ast, W.Gueye 14+5reb, R.Zamroz 12+3reb+5ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 10+3reb+4ast, X.Pasut 6+8reb+5ast
gschID: 186248



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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Adriatic League: Buducnost fire past Siroki WWin - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65:57

Buducnost recovered well after a series of losses to claim a home win over Siroki WWin in the Adriatic League action. Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) provided 16 points to lead the winners.
Buducnost started off strong. They held Siroki WWin to 13 points in the first stanza and grabbed a 3-point lead into the second frame. More to come as Buducnost boosted the gap in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for a comfortable 38:27 halftime lead. Buducnost limited the visitors to 9 points in the third quarter and cleared off to an 18-point distance with one period remaining. Siroki WWin outgunned the Montenegrin champions in the fourth frame but came up short of victory. Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.) produced 13 points, while Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) and Boris Barac (205-F-92) answered with 9 points each for the Macedonian side.

Buducnost: Aleksa Popovic 16, Dee Bost 13, Gerald Lee 8
Siroki WWin: Ivan Ramljak 9, Boris Barac 9



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. MIA Academy 11-2 
 2. Rustavi 11-2 
 3. Armia 10-2 
 4. Olimpi 10-2 
 5. Kutaisi 8-5 
 6. Dinamo Tbilisi 8-5 
 7. TSU Tbilisi 5-8 
 8. Sokhumi 3-9 
 9. Batumi 3-10 
 10. Samedicino 1-12 
 11. STU Tbilisi 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 15: Rustavi - Dinamo Tbilisi 94-75
Feb. 16: TSU Tbilisi - MIA Academy 76-102
Feb. 15: Batumi - Olimpi 66-105
Feb. 16: Samedicino - Armia 65-105
Feb. 16: STU Tbilisi - Kutaisi 41-96

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 22: Batumi - Sokhumi
Feb. 22: Rustavi - MIA Academy
Feb. 23: Dinamo Tbilisi - Kutaisi
Feb. 23: TSU Tbilisi - Olimpi
Feb. 23: STU Tbilisi - Armia


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi22.1 
 2. Bowie, Rustavi20.2 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.0 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.19.3 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.5 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi16.3 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.8 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi15.7 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.15.5 
 10. Clayman, Dinamo T.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vakhtang KADARIA
  Sokhumi
  (205-C-89)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.3 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.3 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi11.9 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.8 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.0 
 6. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi9.0 
 8. Nelson, Rustavi8.2 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.7.9 
 10. Revazashvili, Sam.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.6.8 
 2. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.5 
 3. Pashayev, Kutaisi6.0 
 4. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 5. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 6. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.2 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.5.2 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi4.8 
 9. Millage, Armia4.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.4 
 3. Millage, Armia2.3 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi2.2 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.9 
 7. Gabisonia, Samedic.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.6 
 9. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.6 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.5 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.2 
 6. Wilson, Armia0.9 
 7. Periashvili, Samed.0.9 
 8. Aselaini, TSU T.0.9 
 9. Archibeque, MIA A.0.8 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.8 


Superleague Round 14: Derby game ends with MIA's defeat of TSU - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#3) and TSU (#7). TSU was smashed at home by 26 points 76-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.7 percent from the field. MIA outrebounded TSU 44-22 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) contributed with 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) replied with 24 points for TSU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. MIA is looking forward to face league's second-placed Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to sixth ranked Kutaisi (8-5) 96-41. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Giorgi Barbakadze chipped in 19 points during the contest. Forward Zurab Machaladze (198-92) responded with 4 points and 7 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kutaisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Dinamo Tbilisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kutaisi will play against Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) on the road in the next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Olimpi (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-10). Olimpi smashed Batumi 105-66 on Friday. Akaki Dvalishvili notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by Lasha Keshelava did not help to save the game for Batumi. Olimpi moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Samedicino-Academia (#10). Samedicino-Academia was smashed at home by 40 points 65-105 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The best player for the winners was Lasha Parghalava who scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Armia (10-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion (10-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.

In the last game of round 14 Dinamo Tbilisi was smashed by Rustavi on the road 94-75.


Samedicino - Armia 65-105

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Samedicino-Academia (#10). Samedicino-Academia was smashed at home by 40 points 65-105 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 24 Samedicino-Academia turnovers. Armia shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Samedicino-Academia's players. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) who scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) chipped in 15 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Center Levan Revazashvili (207-92) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Irakli Gabisonia (195-89) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Armia and four Samedicino-Academia players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Armia (10-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion (10-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Top scorers:
Armia: B.Lezhava 18+1reb+1ast, G.Gamqrelidze 15+1reb+8ast, L.Parghalava 12+5reb+8ast, G.Jgerenaia 12+6reb+1ast, G.Sharabidze 11+8reb+2ast, A.Boisa 10+5reb+2ast
Samedicino: L.Revazashvili 18+11reb+1ast, Z.Maisuradze 15+1reb+2ast, I.Gabisonia 14+4reb+5ast, D.Artsividze 13+2reb+4ast, G.Periashvili 4+9reb+1ast, D.Kordzadze 1+2reb
gschID: 231576


TSU Tbilisi - MIA Academy 76-102

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#3) and TSU (#7). TSU was smashed at home by 26 points 76-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.7 percent from the field. MIA outrebounded TSU 44-22 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five MIA players scored in double figures. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) replied with 24 points and point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 10 points and 7 assists in the effort for TSU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. MIA is looking forward to face league's second-placed Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: D.Vaughn 23+9reb+8ast, I.Londaridze 16+5reb+2ast, B.Raymond 16+8reb+3ast, K.Archibeque 15+11reb+3ast, M.Bokolishvili 14+2ast, Z.Antadze 10+1reb
TSU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 24+2reb+3ast, V.Chkareuli 14+1reb+2ast, G.Bakradze 10+2reb+7ast, S.Aselaini 8+5reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 7+4reb+2ast, D.Khizanishvili 7+2reb
gschID: 231575


STU Tbilisi - Kutaisi 41-96

Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to sixth ranked Kutaisi (8-5) 96-41. The game without a history. Kutaisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding STU to just 7 points in second quarter. Kutaisi held STU to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 49.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Kutaisi forced 25 STU turnovers and outrebounded them 49-36 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Forward Zurab Machaladze (198-92) responded with 4 points and 7 rebounds and forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) scored 5 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kutaisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Dinamo Tbilisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kutaisi will play against Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) on the road in the next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 19+13reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 19+4reb, B.Kvimsadze 16+3reb+2ast, A.Lominashvili 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Pashayev 7+5reb+7ast, L.Grdzelidze 7+2reb+4ast
STU Tbilisi: G.Kvetenadze 6+2reb+2ast, T.Chachibaia 5+4reb, D.Dvalishvili 5+2reb, G.Pirvelashvili 5+3reb+2ast, V.Janashia 4+3reb+2ast, Z.Machaladze 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 231574


Rustavi - Dinamo Tbilisi 94-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Energy Invest (11-2) crushed 5th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (8-5) in Rustavi 94-75. The game without a history. Energy Invest led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Dinamo Tbilisi's players. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) produced 23 points and 4 assists and American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's leader MIA in Tbilisi and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dinamo Tbilisi will play at home against Kutaisi (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: K.Nelson 22+6reb+4ast, M.Chochua 17+5reb+4ast, L.Tsekvava 15+6reb+5ast, M.Abaishvili 13+2reb+3ast, T.Toudjani 11+6reb+1ast, N.Bowie 9+7reb+8ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 23+4reb+4ast, L.Karim 18+6reb+6ast, F.Clayman 10+11reb+2ast, M.Oluic 10+7reb, I.Keidia 6+4reb, I.Lezhava 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 231573


Batumi - Olimpi 66-105

The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Olimpi (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-10). Olimpi smashed Batumi 105-66 on Friday. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 38. They outrebounded Batumi 57-28 including a 34-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olimpi looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. International Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort and Levan Fatsatsia supported him with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) did not help to save the game for Batumi. Naturalized Russian center Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-81) added 22 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Olimpi moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: L.Fatsatsia 24+8reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 21+7reb+4ast, A.Dvalishvili 20+16reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 10+2reb+1ast, S.Sokk 8+3reb+3ast, N.Tenieshvili 6+6reb+3ast
Batumi: G.Kvelashvili 22+6reb, L.Keshelava 20+7reb+3ast, M.Ninua 7+1reb+8ast, I.Emiridze 6+3reb, G.Nanitashvili 5+2ast, A.Eliashvili 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 231572



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 19-2 
 2. B.Muenchen 16-7 
 3. Ratiopharm 14-7 
 4. EWE Baskets 14-7 
 5. Art.Dragons 13-10 
 6. ALBA 12-7 
 7. Telekom Baskets 12-10 
 8. Walter Tigers 11-11 
 9. s.Oliver Baskets 11-12 
 10. TBB Trier 10-11 
 11. Phoenix Hagen 10-11 
 12. Bayreuth 10-13 
 13. Bremerhaven 9-12 
 14. MBC 9-14 
 15. NY Phantoms 9-14 
 16. Neckar L'burg 8-15 
 17. Fraport SKY 6-16 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 16: B.Muenchen - s.Oliver Baskets 80-75
Feb. 16: Bayreuth - NY Phantoms 70-91
Feb. 16: Neckar L'burg - Telekom Baskets 68-75
Feb. 16: MBC - EWE Baskets 67-75
Feb. 16: Art.Dragons - LTi 46ers 107-65
Feb. 17: TBB Trier - Brose Bask.
Feb. 17: Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers
Feb. 17: Phoenix Hagen - Ratiopharm
Feb. 17: ALBA - Bremerhaven


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, Fraport15.2 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.15.2 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.3 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.1 
 9. Rice, B.Muenchen14.0 
 10. Redding, Walter T.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.4 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport7.2 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.8 
 6. King, Art.Dragons6.5 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.5 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. McGhee, Bayreuth6.3 
 10. Ford, Brose Bask.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.2 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen5.0 
 3. White, Phoenix4.2 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.1 
 5. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.7 
 8. Timberlake, MBC3.7 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.6 
 10. Wood, ALBA3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.1.9 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.1.8 
 4. White, Phoenix1.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.5 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 8. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.4 
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.1.2 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. King, Art.Dragons0.9 
 10. Frease, Walter T.0.9 



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  GREECE   

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 8-9 
 7. Aris 8-9 
 8. Ikaros 6-10 
 9. Kolossos 6-10 
 10. Ilysiakos 5-11 
 11. Peristeri GS 5-11 
 12. KAOD 5-11 
 13. Kavala 5-12 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 16: Kavala - Apollon Patras 85-67
Feb. 16: Aris - Panelefsiniakos 68-55
Feb. 17: Kolossos - Panionios
Feb. 17: Peristeri GS - PAOK
Feb. 18: KAOD - Olympiacos
Feb. 17: Panathinaikos - Ikaros
Feb. 17: 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. Dendy, Kolossos16.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.9 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.15.7 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.9 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros14.9 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 10. Grant, Apollon14.2 
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. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.6 
 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.4.2 
 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, Apollon2.4 
 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. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.9 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.5 
 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. Dendy, Kolossos0.8 



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Leiden 21-5 
 2. Den Bosch 20-4 
 3. Groningen 17-9 
 4. Zwolle 14-12 
 5. Leeuwarden 14-12 
 6. M.Magixx 12-13 
 7. Den Helder K. 12-14 
 8. Weert 12-14 
 9. Amsterdam 4-22 
 10. Rotterdam 2-23 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 16: Leeuwarden - Den Helder K. 86-60
Feb. 16: Groningen - Rotterdam 105-83
Feb. 16: Weert - Amsterdam 101-78
Feb. 17: Zwolle - Leiden
Feb. 17: Den Bosch - M.Magixx



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Adriatic League: Szolnoki rally past Union Olimpija - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki - Union Olimpija 89:72

Szolnoki claimed a rare win at the Adriatic League championship. They knocked down visiting Union Olimpija to gain just the sixth win of the season. Union Olimpija slippe at 11-10 record after the defeat. Akos Horvath (193-SG-81) came up with 18 points to lead the winners.
Szolnoki reeled off to a 25:17 lead at the first break. The Hungarian team kept Union Olimpija at bay throughout the second quarter. The hosts piled up a 44:31 halftime advantage. Union Olimpija struggled behind in the third term. The hosts held their opponents at 14-point mark in the third quarter and established a 17-point buffer heading into the final term. The teams scored 27 points apiece in the fourth period as Szolnoki rallied to the victory. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) topscored for the home team with 19 points, while Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) added 14 points for Szolnoki. Dino Muric (200-F-90) answered with 21 points for Union Olimpija. Alen Omic (215-C-92) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Szolnoki: Sead Sehovic 19, Akos Horvath 18, Ernests Kalve 14
Union Olimpija: Dino Muric 21, Alen Omic 17



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  ICELAND   


Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Germany.
MBC 74 Bremerhaven 64. Hordur Vilhjalmsson did not score for MBC but took 1 rebound and 1 steal in 17 minute of play
Sweden.
Norrkoping 91 Solna Vikings 83. Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) had 10 points 3 reb and 5 assist for Norrkoping.

Sundsvall Dragons 82 Eco Orebro 76. Jakob Sigurdarson 31 points and 5 boards. Hlynur Baeringsson 16 points and 14 rebounds for Dragons
Sundsvall dragons 89 LF Basket 83. Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) was hot again with 30 points 4 boards and 6 assis. Hlynur Baeringsson 16 points 13 boards and 1 assist



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  INDONESIA   

Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 16: Pelita Jaya - Hangtuah 98-64
Feb. 16: Bimasakti - Pacific Caesar 81-61
Feb. 16: Satria Muda - CLS Knights 79-64
Feb. 16: Tonga BSC - Satya Wacana 62-70

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 17: NSH GMC Riau - Bimasakti
Feb. 17: CLS Knights - Satya Wacana
Feb. 17: Dell Aspac - Pelita Jaya
Feb. 17: Garuda - Stadium Jak.



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UL Eagles 14-3 
 2. UCC Demons 12-5 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 11-7 
 4. DCU Saints 7-9 
 5. Ballon Inter 6-9 
 6. Moycullen 6-10 
 7. Killester 6-12 
 8. UCD Marian 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 15: UCC Demons - B.Gais Neptune 82-75
Feb. 16: Ballon Inter - UL Eagles
Feb. 16: UCD Marian - Moycullen
Feb. 16: DCU Saints - Killester
Feb. 17: UCC Demons - Ballon Inter


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen23.1 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian21.8 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.21.5 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles21.4 
 5. Walker, UCC Demons20.3 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles16.1 
 7. Glover, DCU Saints14.7 
 8. Coughlan, UCC D.13.7 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons13.3 
 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 Demons12.3 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.12.0 
 4. Sullivan, Moycullen11.8 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.5 
 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 Eagles4.6 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.1 
 6. Walsh, B.Gais N.3.8 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.3.2 
 8. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.1 
 9. O''Reilly, UCC D.3.0 
 10. Anderson, DCU S.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles2.7 
 2. Camps, Moycullen2.6 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.2.3 
 4. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.3 
 5. Anderson, DCU S.2.2 
 6. Summers, Killester2.1 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.1.9 
 8. Noonan, B.Gais N.1.8 
 9. Drumm, UCD Marian1.7 
 10. Kinevane, UL Eag.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.9 
 2. Walker, UCC Demons2.3 
 3. Stapleton, B.Gais2.1 
 4. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.8 
 5. Townes, B.Gais N.1.8 
 6. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 7. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. O''Brien, Killester0.9 
 9. Quigley, UL Eagles0.8 
 10. Taylor, UL Eagles0.6 



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  ITALY   


Lottomatica Roma lands Faisal Aden - by Eurobasket

Acea Virtus Roma (SerieA) tabbed 24-year old Somalian international guard Faisal Aden (193-89, college: Washington State). He was tested in pre-season by Leuven Bears in Belgium. But he came back to the States, where he signed with Frisco Texas Legends (D-League). The last season Aden played at Washington State University in Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. In 17 games last year he averaged 14.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
Last year he was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in third round (45th overall).
The former Washington State staris in his first season in pro basketball. He was called to Somalian Senior National Team this year. He helped Washington State to make it all way to NIT Final Four at the end of 10-11 season.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 26-6 
 2. Toyota Alvark 24-7 
 3. Panasonic T. 19-12 
 4. Toshiba BT 19-12 
 5. Hitachi SR 17-15 
 6. Tochigi Brex 9-22 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 8-23 
 8. Hokkaido L. 3-28 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 16: Toshiba BT - Tochigi Brex 75-69
Feb. 16: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 65-54
Feb. 16: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 62-72
Feb. 15: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 54-64
Feb. 16: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark 53-66
Feb. 17: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T.
Feb. 17: Toshiba BT - Tochigi Brex
Feb. 17: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba22.3 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.2 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.4 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.7 
 5. Smith, Hitachi SR16.2 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.0 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.0 
 8. Rolle, Mitsubis.13.8 
 9. Hale, Mitsubis.13.8 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.13.2 
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.9.5 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.4 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR8.2 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota7.5 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.6.9 
 9. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.3 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi3.7 
 3. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.4 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.4 
 5. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.2 
 6. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.2 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.0 
 8. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.8 
 9. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.8 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.5 
 4. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.2 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 7. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.2 
 8. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 10. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.2 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 4. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.1 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba1.0 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.9 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.0.7 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Smith, Hitachi SR0.6 



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  JORDAN   

Standings - Premier League

Premier League Round 1 Standings
 1. Ittihad Schools 1-0 
 2. Kulliyeh 1-0 
 3. ASU 1-0 
 4. Al Riyadi 1-0 
 5. Kofer Yoba 0-1 
 6. Al Wehdat 0-1 
 7. Ghazat Hash. 0-1 
 8. Orthodox 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Feb. 15: ASU - Al Wehdat 88-53
Feb. 15: Orthodox - Ittihad Schools 73-78
Feb. 15: Kulliyeh - Ghazat Hash. 73-59
Feb. 16: Al Riyadi - Kofer Yoba 112-60

Regular Season: Round 2

Feb. 18: Kofer Yoba - ASU
Feb. 18: Ghazat Hash. - Al Riyadi
Feb. 18: Kulliyeh - Orthodox
Feb. 18: Al Wehdat - Ittihad Schools


Stats Leaders - Men

JPL 2013 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Wes am Al-Sous 33
2. Issa Kamel 28
3. Derrick Tarver 26
4. Malcolm Battles 24
5. Tony Townsend 20


JPL Round 1 - Ittihad upsets Titleholder ! - by Omar Shafaamri

Al Ittihad Schools Amman the newcomer to the League won over titleholder Orthodox Amman Club 78/73 In the game played in Emil Haddad Court at Orthodox Amman Club in Round 1 of the Jordanian Premier League (JPL). Orthodox Amman_Derrick Tarver (192-G-80, college: Akron) was the best Scorer in the game with 26 Points while Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico) led Ittihad with 24 Points along with 10 Rebounds.

Al Riyadi Amman had the biggest win over Kofer Yoba Irbid 112/60 , Riyadi's Forward Issa Kamel (194-F/G-83) shined with 28 Points while Christopher Moore (205-F-82, college: Virginia Union) was the best from Kofer Yoba with 25 Points.

ASU Sports Club smashed Al Wehdat Amman 88/53, Wesam Al-Sous (183-PG-83) still on fire With 33 Points while Tony Townsend responded Wirth 20. Kulliyeh Amman won Ghazat Hashem Irbid 73/59 after a tight game from both sides.




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Men's Basketball Players of the Week: Feb. 4-10 - by Eurobasket News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Jeff Walker (Baton Rouge CC, La.), Alex Mustert (Grand Rapids CC, Mich.) and Billy Johnson (Cedar Valley College, Texas) have been named NJCAA mens basketball players of the week for games Feb. 4-10.

DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeff Walker Baton Rouge Community College, La.
Forward Dallas, Texas Pinkston High School


In a 67-57 victory over conference-rival Delgado CC (La.) last week, the Bears turned to Walker and his commanding presence in the paint. The freshman dominated the boards all night, pulling down 23 rebounds including nine on the offensive end of the floor. Walker knocked down 8-of-11 shots from the field for 20 points, while recording three blocks and two steals defensively. Averaging close to a double-double this season, Walker leads the Bears with 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in 2012-13.

DIVISION II PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alex Mustert Grand Rapids Community College, Mich.
Center Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Rapids Christian High School


Mustert led the Raiders to two key wins last week, including an upset of a top five team. The sophomore dominated Kellogg CC (Mich.), totaling 21 points, 20 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in a 93-83 victory. Mustert followed up with another double-double against No. 3 Glen Oaks CC (Mich.), recording 20 points and 15 rebounds in the 105-103 upset. The Raiders have relied on Musterts effort on the glass all season as he leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game.

DIVISION III PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Billy Johnson Cedar Valley College, Texas
Guard Cedar Hill, Texas Cedar Hill High School


Coming up just short of averaging a triple-double for the week, Johnson propelled the Suns to two conference victories in the Lone Star State. Johnson started off the week hot with 37 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and six steals in a 78-71 win over Richland College (Texas). The sophomore came back with 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Suns defeated Mountain View College (Texas), 85-80. Cedar Valley will continue to rely on Johnsons effort on the offensive end as he is averaging a team-high 18.1 points per game this season.

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Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Games up to Nov. 11)
DI: Chris Jones (G) Northwest Florida State
DII: Mark Gilchrese (G) Parkland College, Ill.
DIII: Bacarius Dinkins (F) Mesabi Range CTC, Minn.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 12-18)
DI: Domonique Harris (F) Northwest Mississippi CC
DII: Bryan Yarce (G) CC of Rhode Island
DIII: Andrew Maxie (F) Eastfield College, Texas

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 19-25)
DI: Chris Jones (G) Northwest Florida State
DII: James Pierce (G) Phoenix College, Ariz.
DIII: Tyler Wood (G) Onondaga CC, N.Y.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 26 Dec. 2)
DI: Demarcus Lewis (F) Holmes CC, Miss.
DII: Aaron Simpson (G) Lincoln College, Ill.
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) Rockland CC, N.Y.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Dec. 3-9)
DI: Jonathan Holton (F) Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII: Tony Jones (F) Johnson County CC, Kan.
DIII: Corey White (F) Wytheville CC, Va.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Dec. 31 Jan. 6)
DI: Bobby Hunter (G) Santa Fe College, Fla.
DII: Chris Solomon (G) Phoenix College, Ariz.
DIII: Shane Bosek (F) Minnesota State CTC

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 7-13)
DI: Drew Mathieu (G) Central Arizona College
DII: Jimmie Jenkins (G) Chesapeake College, Md.
DIII: Bacarius Dinkins (F) Mesabi Range CTC, Minn.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 14-20)
DI: Jonathan Holton (F) Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII: James Kelly (F) Owens CC, Ohio
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) Rockland CC, N.Y.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 21-27)
DI: Jordan Johnson (G) East Georgia State
DII: Bryant Fultz (F) Highland CC, Kan.
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) Rockland CC, N.Y.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 28 Feb. 3)
DI: Devon Walker (G) Globe IT, N.Y.
DII: Michael Harris (G) South Suburban College, Ill.
DIII: NieRonn Miles (G) Prince Georges CC, Md.

Mens Basketball Players of the Week (Feb. 4-10)
DI: Jeff Walker (F) Baton Rouge CC, La.
DII: Alex Mustert (C) Grand Rapids CC, Mich.
DIII: Billy Johnson (G) Cedar Valley College, Texas
Courtesy of: http://www.njcaa.org



Three Coaches Tabbed for 2013 NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame Class - by Eurobasket News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame class has been released by the NJCAA Mens Basketball Coaches Association. This years class features three longtime NJCAA head coaches Rich Corsetto, Dave Heiss and Dennis Helms.

Since its inception in 1984, a total of 133 coaches, players and special contributors have been inducted into the NJCAA Mens Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Corsetto will be honored at the 2013 NJCAA Division III Mens Basketball Championship banquet on March 13th in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. Heiss will be honored at the NJCAA Division II Mens Basketball Championship banquet on March 18 in Danville, Ill. Helms will be honored at the NJCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.

Rich Corsetto
Coach 1990-2010
Hudson County Community College, N.J.
Passaic County Community College, N.J.


A 20-year NJCAA coaching veteran, Rich Corsetto guided two different programs to national prominence. In 1990 he took over as head coach of the mens basketball program at Hudson County Community College (N.J.). Over a six year period he twice guided HCCC to the Division III national tournament (1991, 93). In 1996 he moved over to Passaic County Community College (N.J.) and guided the Panthers to the DIII national tournament in 2005 where they placed fourth.

When he retired in 2012 he had amassed an overall career record of 435-188 as a NJCAA head coach and won three NJCAA Region 19 Championships.

Corsetto was selected as the NJCAA Region 19 Coach of the Year on three occasions (1991, 93, 2005) and was the New Jersey College Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1993.

A former basketball and baseball player at Harford Community College (Md.), Corsetto starred on both the basketball court and baseball field at the University of Southern Mississippi and was inducted into the USM Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. He is one of just two athletes to be inducted for two sports the other was Ray Guy. He was also a member of the inaugural class of the Harford CC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

Dave Heiss
Coach 1985-present
Waubonsee Community College (Ill.)


Now in his 28th season as the head coach at Waubonsee Community College, Dave Heiss has built an impressive resume in the Division II ranks. He has led the Chiefs to the NJCAA Region 4 crown and a berth to the Division II national tournament five times (1991, 2000, 08, 10, 11).

During the 2010-11 season, Heiss became the 51st coach in the history of NJCAA mens basketball to eclipse 500 career victories. Entering the 2012-13 season, he boasted a career mark of 528-332.

Under Heiss, the Chiefs have won the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) title 10 times and his teams have finished with 20 or more victories in 14 of his 27 seasons as head coach.

He has been inducted into the NJCAA Region 4 Hall of Fame (2006), the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame (2009) and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Hall of Fame (2010). He also was selected as the IBCA and the Region 4 Basketball Coach of the Year five times, while the ISCC has tabbed him with that honor 10 times. In 2008 he became the ISCCs all-time record holder for career wins.

Heiss was an accomplished athlete at Aurora West High School in Aurora, Ill., and played NJCAA basketball at Eastern Wyoming College from 1980-82. He then transferred to Bemidji State University (Minn.) and was a two-time All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection.

Dennis Helms
Coach 1980-2012
Odessa College (Texas)
Meridian Community College (Miss.)
Butler Community College (Kan.)

Crowder College (Mo.)
Iowa Western Community College

A legend in NJCAA basketball circles, Dennis Helms was an accomplished head coach that helped shape the careers of many famous players. Most known for his 16 seasons at the helm of the mens basketball program at Odessa College (Texas), Helms also had successful stops at Meridian Community College (Miss.), Butler Community College (Kan.), Crowder College (Mo.) and Iowa Western Community College.

His first stint at Odessa was from 1986-96. During this time he led the Wranglers to four Western Junior College Athletic Conference (1988, 89, 93, 94) titles, four Region 5 Championships (1988, 89, 90, 93) and four appearances in the Division I national tournament (1988, 89, 90, 93).

In 1997 he took over the mens basketball program at Meridian Community College (Miss.) where he guided the Eagles to a two-year record of 49-19, including a fifth place finish in the 1999 Division I national tournament.

From 1999-2005 he led the Grizzlies of Butler Community College (Kan.). While at Butler, his 2000-01 team set a school record with 13 conference wins, on their way to winning the Kansas Jayhawk West Division for the first time since 1995.

Helms returned to Odessa in 2006 and led the Wranglers to 20 or more victories six times and a conference championship in 2008. He amassed a coaching record at Odessa of 426 wins and 124 losses.

Helms helped develop many future NBA players during his career, including three first round and three second round draft picks: Larry Johnson, (UNLV, 1990 #1 NBA Draft Pick), Alvin Robertson (Arkansas, 1984 #7 NBA Draft Pick), Tony Allen (Oklahoma State, 2004 #25 NBA Draft Pick), Rodney Dent (Kentucky, 1994 #32 NBA Draft Pick), Martin Norris (Auburn, #33 1996 NBA Draft Pick) and Ronald Murray (Shaw, 2002 #42 NBA Draft Pick).

In 32 years as an NJCAA head coach, Helms posted a career record of 724 wins and 279 losses. He is one of just 19 coaches in NJCAA history with over 700 victories.

About the NJCAA
Since 1938 the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has been the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. Now entering its 75th anniversary, the NJCAA is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information visit www.njcaa.org.
Courtesy of: http://www.njcaa.org



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Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. BC Astana 16-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 9-4 
 3. Kaspiy Aktau 8-6 
 4. Tobol 5-11 
 5. BK Almaty 4-14 
 6. BK Kapshagay 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 16: Barsy Atyrau - BK Kapshagay 92-64
Feb. 13: Kaspiy Aktau - BK Almaty 78-69
Feb. 14: Kaspiy Aktau - BK Almaty 73-66
Feb. 17: Barsy Atyrau - BK Kapshagay



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LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Barons kvartals 15-8 
 2. Valmiera 14-8 
 3. Jekabpils 14-9 
 4. Ventspils 12-1 
 5. VEF Riga 10-1 
 6. Jelgava 10-11 
 7. LU 10-15 
 8. Jurmala 9-13 
 9. Liepaja 8-15 
 10. Turiba 7-17 
 11. U18 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 27

Feb. 16: Ventspils - LU 95-60
Feb. 16: Turiba - Jekabpils 83-93
Feb. 16: Barons kvartals - Jelgava 100-81
Feb. 17: Valmiera - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Peiners, LU20.1 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.7 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils16.3 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils16.3 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera15.7 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils14.8 
 7. Brown, Jurmala14.1 
 8. Apsitis, Turiba13.9 
 9. Ozols, Jurmala13.9 
 10. Rudmiezis, Turiba13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.1 
 2. Dargais, LU8.4 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.2 
 4. Butjankovs, Valmi.7.8 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava7.7 
 6. Mednis, Jurmala7.5 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.2 
 8. Ziedins, Valmiera6.3 
 9. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.6.3 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Jekabpils
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.2 
 2. Gabrans, Valmiera4.1 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils4.0 
 4. Sims, Ventspils3.5 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons3.3 
 6. Metra, Barons k.3.3 
 7. Miezis, Barons k.3.2 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 9. Peiners, LU3.0 
 10. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Peiners, LU1.9 
 2. Brown, Jurmala1.8 
 3. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.8 
 4. Miezis, Barons k.1.8 
 5. Jakovics, Liepaja1.7 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 8. Virsis, Jekabpils1.5 
 9. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.4 
 10. Ate, Liepaja1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.4 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils1.2 
 3. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 4. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.0.9 
 6. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala0.7 
 8. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.7 
 9. Leiteris, Liepaja0.7 
 10. Chamberlain, Jelg.0.6 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
 1. BK VEF-LSPA 18-4 
 2. Saldus 17-3 
 3. Jelgava/LLU 17-4 
 4. RSU 14-7 
 5. VeA 13-7 
 6. ViA Riga 12-10 
 7. Kvele 11-10 
 8. Ogres 11-10 
 9. VEF skola 8-10 
 10. Liepaja-2 6-12 
 11. Gulbene 6-13 
 12. DSN 6-15 
 13. Livani 6-16 
 14. Ridzene 5-14 
 15. Valmiera BSS 3-18 

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 15: Livani - RSU 85-93
Feb. 18: Liepaja-2 - Ogres
Feb. 19: VEF skola - Gulbene
Feb. 20: Kvele - BK VEF-LSPA
Feb. 20: RSU - Liepaja-2
Feb. 20: Ridzene - Livani



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Sagesse 13-2 
 2. Al Riyadi 11-2 
 3. Champville 10-4 
 4. Moutahed 9-5 
 5. Amchit 8-6 
 6. Byblos 8-6 
 7. Bejjeh 4-10 
 8. Hoops 3-11 
 9. Anibal 2-12 
 10. Antranik 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 16: Sagesse - Byblos 82-76
Feb. 18: Hoops - Al Riyadi
Feb. 18: Amchit - Antranik
Feb. 17: Champville - Moutahed
Feb. 17: Anibal - Bejjeh


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 38
 1. Emmett, Amchit38.0 
 2. Harper, Sagesse28.6 
 3. Gray, Anibal27.8 
 4. Khatib, Champville25.8 
 5. Gadson, Antranik25.5 
 6. Blair, Hoops25.4 
 7. Ampim, Antranik23.6 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos23.1 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh22.7 
 10. Sims, Sagesse21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.3 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.9 
 3. Bagaric, Amchit12.1 
 4. Johnson, Anibal11.7 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi11.4 
 6. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.0 
 7. Sims, Sagesse10.4 
 8. Bawji, Moutahed9.4 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed9.3 
 10. Emmett, Amchit9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Mouta.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Chatfield, Mouta.6.0 
 2. Akl, Sagesse5.9 
 3. Blair, Hoops5.8 
 4. Ismail, Al Riyadi5.8 
 5. Fahed, Moutahed5.8 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.5 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.4 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik5.4 
 9. Khatib, Champville5.2 
 10. Williams, Bejjeh5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jasmon YOUNGBLOOD
  Byblos
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Youngblood, Byblos2.8 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.8 
 3. Blair, Hoops2.7 
 4. Harper, Sagesse2.1 
 5. Emmett, Amchit1.9 
 6. Gray, Anibal1.8 
 7. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 8. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
 9. Kassem, Bejjeh1.4 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Anibal
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Anibal3.1 
 2. Tskitishvili, Cham.2.9 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 4. Bagaric, Amchit2.3 
 5. Fraser, Byblos2.3 
 6. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.9 
 7. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.5 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.2 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.0 
 10. Bawji, Moutahed0.9 


Lebanese Division A round 15 best performance: Asenso Ampim - by Eurobasket News

Ghanian forward Asenso Ampim (198-F) had a very impressive game in the last round for Antranik, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The -year old player had a double-double of 38 points and 22 rebounds, while his team beat Anibal (2-12) 99-89. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Antranik maintains the 10th position in Lebanese Division A. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 12 games and recorded just two victories. Ampim turned to be Antranik's top player in his first season with the team. Former Columbia University star has very solid stats this year. Ampim is in league's top in points (7th best: 23.6ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.9rpg) and averages impressive 1.2bpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Canadian Michael Fraser (203-C/F-84) of Byblos. Fraser had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Byblos lost that game 86-93 to slightly higher-ranked Champville (#3, 10-4). Byblos managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fraser is a newcomer at Byblos, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) of Champville (#3). Khatib got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds . He was a key player of Champville, leading his team to a 93-86 win against slightly lower-ranked Byblos (#5, 8-5). Champville needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Khatib has a great season in Lebanon. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.3ppg (4th best) and assists with 4.1apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chudney Gray (188-G-78) of Anibal - 41 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83) of Champville - 31 points and 12 rebounds
6. Andre Emmett (196-G/F-82) of Amchit - 32 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Marc Salyers (205-F-79) of Moutahed - 30 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jesse Perry (200-F) of Hoops - 26 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Milan Vucicevic (208-F/C-85) of Anibal - 19 points and 15 rebounds
10. Loren Woods (218-C-78) of Al Riyadi - 11 points and 21 rebounds

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



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Standings - LKL

LKL Standings
 1. Rudupis 12-2 
 2. Neptunas 11-3 
 3. Pieno Zvaigzdes 8-6 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Zalgiris 7-0 
 6. Siauliai 7-6 
 7. Nevezis 7-7 
 8. Lietuvos rytas 5-2 
 9. Lietkabelis 5-10 
 10. LSU-Baltai 4-10 
 11. Sakalai 4-11 
 12. Naglis Palangos 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 6: LSU-Baltai - Lietkabelis 90-64
Feb. 14: Neptunas - Rudupis 85-81
Feb. 6: Siauliai - Neptunas 81-82
Feb. 16: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Siauliai 78-76
Feb. 15: Naglis Palangos - Juventus 76-91
Feb. 14: Sakalai - LSU-Baltai 69-67
Feb. 15: Lietkabelis - Nevezis 67-72

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 24: Siauliai - Zalgiris
Feb. 25: Juventus - Lietuvos rytas
Feb. 26: LSU-Baltai - Neptunas


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis19.0 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.16.4 
 3. Gailius, Neptunas15.4 
 4. Samenas, Siauliai15.2 
 5. Milaknis, Rudupis13.5 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis13.4 
 7. Mazeika, Neptunas12.9 
 8. Sinica, Sakalai12.9 
 9. Kieza, Siauliai12.8 
 10. Brown, Naglis P.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Kieza, Siauliai10.2 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.6 
 3. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.7 
 4. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.6 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.9 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.6.6 
 7. Sinica, Sakalai6.5 
 8. Konate, Naglis P.6.3 
 9. Vene, Rudupis6.2 
 10. Dia, Siauliai6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis JACKSON
  Siauliai
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Jackson, Siauliai4.8 
 2. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.4 
 3. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.0 
 4. Janavicius, Rudupis4.0 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas3.9 
 6. Viskontas, Juvent.3.6 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.2 
 8. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.1 
 9. Broadus, Neptunas3.1 
 10. Ginevicius, Lietk.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Parrish BROWN
  Naglis P.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Brown, Naglis P.1.9 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.1.9 
 3. Butkevicius, Lietk.1.8 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietka.1.7 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.7 
 6. Kieza, Siauliai1.6 
 7. Vingelis, LSU-B.1.6 
 8. Vene, Rudupis1.6 
 9. Sinica, Sakalai1.5 
 10. Lengvinas, Naglis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.8 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.4 
 4. McClure, Neptunas0.9 
 5. Kieza, Siauliai0.9 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.0.9 
 7. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.9 
 8. Vene, Rudupis0.8 
 9. Kuzminskas, Siauli.0.8 
 10. Valeika, Rudupis0.8 


Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Mazeikiai 25-7 
 2. Dzukija 24-8 
 3. Olimpas 23-9 
 4. Suduva-Mantinga 21-11 
 5. Triobet 21-11 
 6. Statyba 20-12 
 7. Zalgiris-Sabonio 20-12 
 8. Zanavykas 19-13 
 9. S.Marciulionio 18-15 
 10. Meresta 15-17 
 11. Perlas-MRU 14-18 
 12. Radviliskis 13-18 
 13. Delikatesas 13-19 
 14. Birstono 12-20 
 15. Ezerunas-Karys 10-22 
 16. Silute 10-22 
 17. Gargzdai 6-27 
 18. Nafta Universitetas 5-27 

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 16: Statyba - Gargzdai 95-74
Feb. 16: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Silute 93-91
Feb. 16: S.Marciulionio - Meresta 93-87
Feb. 16: Zanavykas - Olimpas 88-93
Feb. 16: Delikatesas - Mazeikiai 88-87
Feb. 16: Radviliskis - Ezerunas-Karys 88-60
Feb. 16: Nafta Universitetas - Perlas-MRU 83-111
Feb. 16: Suduva-Mantinga - Triobet 75-78
Feb. 16: Birstono - Dzukija 72-88

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 21: Nafta Universitetas - Olimpas
Feb. 22: Ezerunas-Karys - Mazeikiai
Feb. 22: Triobet - Birstono
Feb. 22: Zanavykas - Statyba
Feb. 22: Dzukija - Zalgiris-Sabonio
Feb. 22: Gargzdai - S.Marciulionio
Feb. 22: Silute - Radviliskis
Feb. 22: Meresta - Delikatesas
Feb. 22: Perlas-MRU - Suduva-Mantinga


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.23.9 
 2. Valukonis, Suduva.20.8 
 3. Maneikis, Olimpas19.5 
 4. Kleiza, Birstono19.4 
 5. Giedraitis, Mazeik.17.1 
 6. Linkevicius, Triob.16.9 
 7. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.16.7 
 8. Tarvydas, Statyba16.4 
 9. Macernis, Mazeikiai16.3 
 10. Gudaitis, Zalgir.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija10.4 
 2. Linkevicius, Triob.10.2 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.8.9 
 4. Gudaitis, Zalgir.8.7 
 5. Udras, Perlas-MRU8.5 
 6. Valukonis, Suduva.8.1 
 7. Montrimavici., Rad.7.4 
 8. Tarolis, Gargzdai7.4 
 9. Kazakauskas, Olimp.7.2 
 10. Norkus, Nafta U.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Meres.
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.7.5 
 2. Harrison, Dzukija7.5 
 3. Razutis, Olimpas4.8 
 4. Varanauskas, Stat.4.7 
 5. Kelys, Perlas-MRU4.6 
 6. Kuklierius, Suduva.4.6 
 7. Mazutis, Mazeikiai4.4 
 8. Kutra, Radviliskis4.3 
 9. Pelss, Zanavykas4.1 
 10. Anuzis, Nafta U.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zydrunas KELYS
  Perlas-MRU
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.8 
 2. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.7 
 3. Stanionis, Zanav.2.6 
 4. Razutis, Olimpas2.6 
 5. Sabeckis, Birstono2.4 
 6. Harrison, Dzukija2.3 
 7. Paliukenas, Staty.2.3 
 8. Mazutis, Mazeikiai2.1 
 9. Pelss, Zanavykas2.0 
 10. Giedraitis, Mazei.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija3.2 
 2. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.9 
 3. Gudaitis, Zalgir.1.6 
 4. Jucikas, Meresta1.4 
 5. Virbalas, Perla.1.3 
 6. Macernis, Mazeikiai1.2 
 7. Tarolis, Gargzdai1.2 
 8. Kaubrys, Silute1.1 
 9. Zvinklys, Nafta U.1.1 
 10. Milinskas, Triobet0.9 


LKL Round 20: Neptunas defeat leader Rudupis - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Rudupis (12-2) in Klaipeda on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Neptunas (11-3) 85-81. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for Rudupis. Neptunas have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Rudupis. Rudupis at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. Neptunas are looking forward to face LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rudupis will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Siauliai. Second ranked Neptunas (11-3) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Siauliai (7-6) 82-81 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and Vytautas Sarakauskas who added 9 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Neptunas have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Rudupis. Siauliai at the other side dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Neptunas will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Siauliai will play at home against Zalgiris (#5) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Pasvalys between Pieno Zvaigzdes and Siauliai. Sixth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (8-6) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Siauliai (7-6). Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to escape with a 2-point win 78-76 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by TreVon Hughes who scored that evening 20 points and 6 rebounds. Even 24 points by Chase Simon did not help to save the game for Siauliai. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Juventus. Loser Siauliai dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Siauliai will play against Zalgiris (#5) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to sixth ranked Juventus (8-6) 91-76. The best player for the winners was Paulius Morkeliunas who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Juventus' coach Rytis Vaisvila used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Juventus have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Juventus' next round opponent will be Lietuvos rytas (#8) in Vilnius where they are favorite.
Important game to mention about took place in Vilnius. Eleventh ranked Sakalai (4-11) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 10th ranked LSU-Baltai (4-10) 69-67 on Thursday evening. Aivaras Kiausas orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Sakalai maintains eleventh position with 4-11 record. Loser LSU-Baltai keeps the tenth place with ten games lost. Sakalai's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Vilnius .

In the last two games of round 20 Nevezis beat Lietkabelis on the road 72-67. LSU-Baltai destroyed Lietkabelis on its own court 90-64.


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Siauliai 78-76

A very close game took place in Pasvalys between Pieno Zvaigzdes and Siauliai. Sixth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (8-6) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Siauliai (7-6). Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to escape with a 2-point win 78-76 on Saturday evening. Siauliai trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-78 at the end of the game. It was a great shooting night for Pieno Zvaigzdes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The winners were led by American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) who scored that evening 20 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Gediminas Maceina (188-84) supported him with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Even 24 points by American guard Chase Simon (198-89, college: Detroit Mercy) did not help to save the game for Siauliai. The former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) added 7 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the guests. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Juventus. Loser Siauliai dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Siauliai will play against Zalgiris (#5) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 20+6reb+2ast, G.Maceina 17+6reb+4ast, T.Biggs 15+8reb, Y.Gates 13+11reb, E.Kairys 6+3reb, M.Ruikis 5+4reb+1ast
Siauliai: C.Simon 24+2reb, L.Samenas 17+2reb+2ast, V.Liutych 10+4reb, R.Alijevas 9+6reb+4ast, A.Kieza 7+12reb+6ast, L.Jackson 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 194339


Naglis Palangos - Juventus 76-91

Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to sixth ranked Juventus (8-6) 91-76. They made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Juventus forced 21 Naglis Palangos turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Paulius Morkeliunas (200-85, college: LIU Brooklyn) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) chipped in 13 points. Juventus' coach Rytis Vaisvila used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Ryan Olander (213-90, college: Fairfield, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) added 15 points and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Naglis Palangos players scored in double figures. Juventus have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Juventus' next round opponent will be Lietuvos rytas (#8) in Vilnius where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Juventus: P.Morkeliunas 19+11reb+1ast, D.Leonard 13+3reb+2ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+4reb+1ast, G.Matulis 9+2reb+2ast, A.Viskontas 8+2reb+3ast, K.Petrukonis 8+2reb+1ast
Naglis Palangos: R.Olander 27+9reb+1ast, M.Mockevicius 15+3reb+7ast, M.Kumpys 14+4reb+4ast, P.Brown 10+8reb+6ast, M.Konate 7+10reb, G.Wright 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 194341


Lietkabelis - Nevezis 67-72

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Nevezis (7-7) beat 9th ranked Lietkabelis (5-10) in Panevezys 72-67 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-67. American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) contributed with 7 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and forward Vaidotas Volkus (202-85, college: Redlands CC) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lietkabelis. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nevezis maintains seventh position with 7-7 record. Lietkabelis lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: T.Bishop 17+11reb+1ast, S.Kulevicius 12+1reb+3ast, A.Aleksandrovas 11+3reb+1ast, D.Silinskis 10+5reb, R.Jakstas 7+12reb+1ast, P.Semaska 6
Lietkabelis: M.Kupsas 18+7reb+1ast, K.Vecvagars 11+2reb+1ast, E.Ulanovas 11+7reb+1ast, V.Volkus 11+10reb+3ast, A.Butkevicius 9+4reb+1ast, D.Griskenas 4+1reb
gschID: 194340


Sakalai - LSU-Baltai 69-67

Important game to mention about took place in Vilnius. Eleventh ranked Sakalai (4-11) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 10th ranked LSU-Baltai (4-10) 69-67 on Thursday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-67. The former international forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Paulius Dambrauskas (191-91) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Sakalai players scored in double figures. Zygimantas Skucas (200-92) replied with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for LSU-Baltai. Sakalai maintains eleventh position with 4-11 record. Loser LSU-Baltai keeps the tenth place with ten games lost. Sakalai's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Vilnius .
Top scorers:
Sakalai: P.Dambrauskas 18+3reb+3ast, R.Matulis 16+4reb+1ast, J.Gintvainis 14+3reb+4ast, A.Kiausas 12+15reb+3ast, E.Seskus 5+2reb, Z.Sestokas 4+1ast
LSU-Baltai: M.Stasys 14+1reb+4ast, V.Sragauskis 13+1reb, Z.Skucas 13+7reb+4ast, A.Vasiliauskas 8+1reb, S.Vingelis 6+3reb+2ast, T.Urbonas 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 194342


Neptunas - Rudupis 85-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Rudupis (12-2) in Klaipeda on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Neptunas (11-3) 85-81. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Rudupis. Four Neptunas and five Rudupis players scored in double figures. Neptunas have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Rudupis. Rudupis at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. Neptunas are looking forward to face LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rudupis will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Runkauskas 20+1reb+1ast, D.Gailius 15+7reb+2ast, V.Vasylius 14+6reb+7ast, V.Sarakauskas 12+4reb, L.Mikalauskas 10+6reb+1ast, E.Dainys 9+5reb+5ast
Rudupis: A.Milaknis 17+3reb+1ast, S.Vene 16+6reb+6ast, A.Urbutis 15+8reb, G.Kadziulis 14+1reb+2ast, G.Orelikas 14+10reb+3ast, A.Valeika 4+6reb+5ast
gschID: 194338


LSU-Baltai - Lietkabelis 90-64

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 9th ranked Lietkabelis (5-10) was smashed by tenth ranked LSU-Baltai (4-10) in Kaunas 90-64 on Wednesday. The game without a history. LSU-Baltai led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Lietkabelis' players. Guard Sarunas Vingelis (191-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-86) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and forward Tauras Jogela (203-93) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lietkabelis. LSU-Baltai maintains tenth position with 4-10 record. Lietkabelis lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. LSU-Baltai will face league's second-placed Neptunas in Klaipeda in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
LSU-Baltai: S.Vingelis 21+2reb+4ast, V.Sragauskis 18+5reb+3ast, M.Stasys 12+1reb+5ast, A.Sakalauskas 9+5reb+1ast, T.Urbonas 8+6reb+2ast, T.Tamosiunas 8+5reb+3ast
Lietkabelis: M.Kupsas 15+5reb+2ast, T.Jogela 12+6reb, V.Volkus 11+1reb+1ast, K.Babkauskas 8+4reb+1ast, E.Jezukevicius 6+1reb, K.Vecvagars 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 232803


Siauliai - Neptunas 81-82

Important game to mention about took place in Siauliai. Second ranked Neptunas (11-3) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Siauliai (7-6) 82-81 on Wednesday evening. It looked good early as Siauliai took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Neptunas had a 22-20 second period charge getting the lead and Siauliai was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-82. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) who added 9 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Lewis Jackson (178-89, college: Purdue) scored 12 points and 4 steals. Neptunas have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Rudupis. Siauliai at the other side dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Neptunas will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Siauliai will play at home against Zalgiris (#5) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: V.Vasylius 18+5reb+2ast, D.Gailius 11+3reb+1ast, E.Dainys 10+2reb+5ast, V.Sarakauskas 9+8reb, R.Broadus 8+2reb, M.Runkauskas 7+3reb+1ast
Siauliai: A.Kieza 22+9reb+2ast, L.Jackson 12+1reb+3ast, V.Liutych 10+5reb, L.Samenas 9, R.Alijevas 8+2reb+1ast, P.Dia 8+5reb
gschID: 232505



NKL Round 32: Leader Mazeikiai loses to Delikatesas - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NKL. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Mazeikiai (25-7) recorded its seventh loss in Joniskis on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by thirteenth ranked Delikatesas (13-19) 88-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mazeikiai. Delikatesas forced 19 Mazeikiai turnovers. The best player for the winners was swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) who scored 24 points. Forward Mindaugas Keras (200-85) chipped in 12 points and 15 rebounds. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) produced 25 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Delikatesas maintains thirteenth position with 13-19 record. Mazeikiai at the other side still keeps top place with seven games lost. Delikatesas are looking forward to face higher ranked Meresta (#10) in Pakruojis in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mazeikiai will play on the road against Ezerunas-Karys (#15) in Moletai and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Marijampole. Fifth ranked Triobet (21-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Suduva-Mantinga (21-11) 78-75 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Suduva-Mantinga. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tadas Sebeziovas contributed with 18 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for Suduva-Mantinga. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triobet have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Suduva-Mantinga. Triobet will play against Birstono (#14) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suduva-Mantinga will play on the road against Perlas-MRU (#11) in Vilnius and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Sakiai was also quite interesting. Third ranked Olimpas (23-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Zanavykas (19-13). Olimpas managed to secure a 5-point victory 93-88 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Audrius Maneikis who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Edgaras Stanionis responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Newly promoted Olimpas maintains third position with 23-9 record having just two points less than leader Mazeikiai. Zanavykas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Olimpas will meet bottom-ranked Nafta Universitetas (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zanavykas will play against Statyba (#6) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixteenth-ranked Silute (10-22) made lots of trouble for eighth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (20-12) in Kaunas. Zalgiris-Sabonio managed to secure only two-point victory 93-91. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by Marius Grigonis who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Zalgiris-Sabonio have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Statyba. Silute at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Dzukija in Alytus and it may be quite challenging game. Silute will play at home against Radviliskis (#12).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Klaipeda. Local Nafta Universitetas (5-27) was outscored by eleventh ranked Perlas-MRU (14-18) 111-83 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Antanas Udras who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perlas-MRU maintains eleventh position with 14-18 record. Nafta Universitetas lost thirteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Perlas-MRU will face higher ranked Suduva-Mantinga (#4) in Marijampole in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nafta Universitetas will play at home against Olimpas (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

Rest of the games of round 32 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Dzukija defeated Birstono in Alytus 88-72. Statyba smashed Gargzdai at home 95-74. Meresta lost to S.Marciulionio on the opponent's court 87-93. Radviliskis outscored Ezerunas-Karys in a home game 88-60.
The best stats of 32th round was 28 points by Jonas Elvikis of Perlas-MRU.


Birstono - Dzukija 72-88

There was no surprise in Kaunas where 14th ranked Birstono (12-20) was defeated by second ranked Dzukija (24-8) 88-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Dzukija led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Birstono's 28. They outrebounded Birstono 37-24 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) who scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Polish center Cezary Trybanski (218-79) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Dzukija players scored in double figures. Dzukija's coach Mindaugas Jarusevicius used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Donatas Sabeckis produced 15 points and 4 assists and forward Karolis Kokoska (194-92) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Dzukija have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Newly promoted Dzukija maintains second position with 24-8 record behind leader Mazeikiai. Birstono lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 20 games lost. Dzukija will face Zalgiris-Sabonio (#7) in Kaunas in the next round where they are favorite. Birstono will play on the road against Triobet (#5) in Jonava.
Top scorers:
Dzukija: P.Sakinis 23+6reb+4ast, C.Trybanski 21+6reb+3ast, M.Reminas 10+6reb+1ast, Z.Kelys 10+2reb+2ast, B.Harrison 7+6reb+6ast, T.Skripkauskas 6+3reb
Birstono: D.Sabeckis 15+2reb+4ast, K.Kokoska 15+5reb, M.Lukminas 11+1reb+1ast, A.Ramonaitis 10+3reb+1ast, V.Valiulis 9+3reb+2ast, P.Petrilevicius 8+6reb
gschID: 201431


Statyba - Gargzdai 95-74

No shocking result in a game in Vilnius where seventh ranked Statyba (20-12) smashed 17th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (6-27) 95-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Statyba. Gargzdai-Bremena was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Statyba dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Gargzdai-Bremena's 40. They outrebounded Gargzdai-Bremena 32-12 including a 22-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Statyba looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. Forward Giedrius Sakalas (200-93) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Marius Grigaitis (196-91) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Statyba moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Gargzdai-Bremena lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 27 games lost. Statyba will face Zanavykas (#8) in Sakiai in the next round. Gargzdai-Bremena will play at home against S.Marciulionio (#9) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Statyba: V.Luksa 21+5reb+2ast, D.Tarvydas 16+2reb+3ast, O.Varanauskas 15+2reb+7ast, K.Brusokas 14+7reb, G.Marciukaitis 11+3reb+1ast, T.Rinkunas 8+4reb+7ast
Gargzdai: G.Sakalas 19+5reb+3ast, M.Grigaitis 18+2reb+1ast, D.Matutis 15+1reb+3ast, L.Lucinskas 11+1reb+1ast, R.Jonelis 6+3ast, R.Zabita 5+3reb
gschID: 201429


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Silute 93-91

Sixteenth-ranked Silute (10-22) made lots of trouble for eighth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (20-12) in Kaunas. Zalgiris-Sabonio managed to secure only two-point victory 93-91. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 27-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris-Sabonio outrebounded Silute 46-32 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-93) supported him with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 18 points and 9 rebounds by power forward Gytis Pakalniskis (205-89) did not help to save the game for Silute. Guard Evaldas Saulys (193-93) added 22 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Statyba. Silute at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Dzukija in Alytus and it may be quite challenging game. Silute will play at home against Radviliskis (#12).
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: V.Kariniauskas 17+5reb+4ast, M.Grigonis 14+10reb+6ast, T.Dimsa 13+6reb+2ast, A.Gudaitis 11+12reb+2ast, J.Tamulis 11+1reb, L.Lekavicius 10+2reb+2ast
Silute: E.Saulys 22+5reb+1ast, G.Pakalniskis 18+9reb+2ast, M.Kasiulevicius 14+2reb+3ast, E.Molosciakas 13+1reb+3ast, N.Anglickis 9+5reb, E.Sosnovskis 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 201428


Nafta Universitetas - Perlas-MRU 83-111

The game with biggest result difference took place in Klaipeda. Local Nafta Universitetas (5-27) was outscored by eleventh ranked Perlas-MRU (14-18) 111-83 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Perlas-MRU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Perlas-MRU had a 24-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Perlas-MRU especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Nafta Universitetas was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Antanas Udras (202-92) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Jonas Elvikis (195-82) chipped in 28 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. Forward Dainius Zvinklys (202-90) produced 27 points and forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perlas-MRU maintains eleventh position with 14-18 record. Nafta Universitetas lost thirteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Perlas-MRU will face higher ranked Suduva-Mantinga (#4) in Marijampole in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nafta Universitetas will play at home against Olimpas (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: J.Elvikis 28+2reb+3ast, A.Udras 26+8reb+3ast, D.Bickauskis 16+2reb+2ast, V.Buzas 12+2reb+4ast, M.Virbalas 11+6reb+4ast, Z.Stankus 10+5reb+1ast
Nafta Universitetas: D.Zvinklys 27+2reb+2ast, T.Mazelis 11+2reb+3ast, D.Norkus 10+6reb+5ast, V.Chodosovskis 9+3reb+2ast, D.Anuzis 8+4reb+1ast, V.Tarolis 6+2reb
gschID: 201427


S.Marciulionio - Meresta 93-87

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Meresta's (15-17) road loss to ninth ranked S.Marciulionio (18-15) 87-93 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-87. The best player for the winners was point guard Robertas Bitinas (182-84) who scored 25 points and 6 assists. Guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) produced 25 points and 7 assists and center Julius Jucikas (205-89) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. S.Marciulionio maintains ninth position with 18-15 record. Meresta lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 17 games lost. S.Marciulionio will face Gargzdai-Bremena (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Meresta will play against Delikatesas (#13) in Joniskis.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: R.Bitinas 25+3reb+6ast, M.Pociukonis 17+3reb+4ast, E.Baniulis 15+1reb+1ast, T.Slezas 10+5reb+4ast, G.Staniulis 8+5reb, R.Sugintas 8+2reb+2ast
Meresta: T.Gaidamavicius 25+2reb+7ast, J.Jucikas 17+8reb+1ast, B.Bagdonavicius 16+5reb+2ast, I.Vaitkus 14+3ast, M.Kadzevicius 7+4reb+4ast, D.Keburys 6+2reb
gschID: 201426


Radviliskis - Ezerunas-Karys 88-60

Rather predictable result when twelfth ranked Radviliskis (13-18) outscored at home 15th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (10-22) 88-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. Radviliskis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Ezerunas-Karys' 36. Radviliskis looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Power forward Erikas Kaupaitis (202-84, college: USC Upstate) chipped in 16 points. Four Radviliskis players scored in double figures. Forward Justas Narusis (198-90) produced 16 points and center Marius Janisius (203-77) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. 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. Radviliskis maintains twelfth position with 13-18 record. Loser Ezerunas-Karys keeps the fifteenth place with 22 games lost. Radviliskis will face Silute (#16) on the road in the next round. Ezerunas-Karys will play against the league's leader Mazeikiai and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: V.Trepocka 22+7reb+1ast, E.Kaupaitis 16+3reb+3ast, L.Kutra 11+2reb+6ast, A.Montrimavicius 10+5reb+2ast, D.Gricius 9+6reb+2ast, V.Pancerevas 9+1reb+1ast
Ezerunas-Karys: J.Narusis 16+1reb+2ast, M.Janisius 12+5reb+2ast, K.Alekna 10+3reb+2ast, E.Narusis 7+4reb+1ast, L.Bankieta 6+3reb, T.Grybauskas 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 201425


Suduva-Mantinga - Triobet 75-78

Important game to mention about took place in Marijampole. Fifth ranked Triobet (21-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Suduva-Mantinga (21-11) 78-75 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Suduva-Mantinga. Suduva-Mantinga was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 22-17 charge of Triobet, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Triobet forced 19 Suduva-Mantinga turnovers. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) contributed with 18 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Suduva-Mantinga. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triobet have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Suduva-Mantinga. Triobet will play against Birstono (#14) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suduva-Mantinga will play on the road against Perlas-MRU (#11) in Vilnius and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Triobet: T.Sebeziovas 18+1reb+2ast, M.Linkevicius 17+10reb+2ast, V.Kruzikas 12+7reb+1ast, H.Vorotnikovas 7+4reb+1ast, T.Milinskas 6+3reb, A.Urbonas 5+2ast
Suduva-Mantinga: M.Valukonis 21+12reb+3ast, A.Mineikis 18+5reb+1ast, Z.Kuklierius 12+5reb, P.Knyza 7+3reb+1ast, T.Kliucinykas 6+1reb, A.Cizikas 5+5reb+5ast
gschID: 201423


Zanavykas - Olimpas 88-93

The game in Sakiai was also quite interesting. Third ranked Olimpas (23-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Zanavykas (19-13). Olimpas managed to secure a 5-point victory 93-88 on Saturday. Olimpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard Toney McCray (198-89, college: Nebraska, agency: Interperformances) who added 19 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and center Vilius Sumskis (213-84, agency: Interperformances) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Olimpas maintains third position with 23-9 record having just two points less than leader Mazeikiai. Zanavykas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Olimpas will meet bottom-ranked Nafta Universitetas (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zanavykas will play against Statyba (#6) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpas: M.Kazonas 20+5reb+2ast, T.McCray 19+10reb, E.Gintvainis 14+4ast, J.Kazakauskas 14+11reb, A.Maneikis 12+10reb+8ast, T.Domarkas 6+1reb
Zanavykas: V.Sumskis 22+7reb, E.Stanionis 18+12reb+2ast, P.Parachomikas 11+4reb, A.Pelss 10+2reb+4ast, L.Valantinas 10+4reb+4ast, V.Vaiksnis 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 201430


Delikatesas - Mazeikiai 88-87

Top ranked Mazeikiai (25-7) recorded its seventh loss in Joniskis on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by thirteenth ranked Delikatesas (13-19) 88-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mazeikiai. Delikatesas forced 19 Mazeikiai turnovers. The best player for the winners was swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) who scored 24 points. Forward Mindaugas Keras (200-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) produced 25 points and 5 rebounds and forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Delikatesas and four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. Delikatesas maintains thirteenth position with 13-19 record. Mazeikiai at the other side still keeps top place with seven games lost. Delikatesas are looking forward to face higher ranked Meresta (#10) in Pakruojis in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mazeikiai will play on the road against Ezerunas-Karys (#15) in Moletai and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: Z.Petraitis 24+4reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 19+8reb+1ast, P.Klemas 18+1reb+5ast, A.Kvedaravicius 13+3reb+3ast, M.Keras 12+15reb+1ast, I.Lianzbergas 2
Mazeikiai: R.Giedraitis 25+5reb+3ast, O.Macernis 19+8reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 15+5reb+9ast, A.Kojenets 10+5reb, A.Mikutis 9+2reb+3ast, A.Gydra 5+3reb
gschID: 201424



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ASEAN League: KL Dragons hold off Beermen for third win - by Eurobasket News

KL Dragons - Petron Blaze 82:76

KL Dragons accounted for the third victory in the ASEAN League season. The Dragons newcomers Justin Melton (180-G-86, college: Mount Olive) and Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Newberry) teamed up for 51 points to pace the hosts.
The visitors got to a slightly better start. The Filipino team gained a 4-point lead after the opening stanza 19:15. But the Malaysian outfit erased the deficit in the second frame. The hosts surged ahead for a 39:38 halftime lead. The teams continued to stay close throughout the third quarter. KL Dragons accounted for a 59:56 lead with one period remaining. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) put the Blaze within two points midway through the fourth frame. But the hosts quickly regained a 6-point lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) posted 13 points and 13 boards for the winners. Gabe Freeman answered with 22 points and 14 boards for the Beermen. Chris Banchero (185-PG-90, college: Seattle Pacific) had 20 points in defeat.

KL Dragons: Sammy Monroe 32, Justin Melton 19, Gavin Edwards 13+13 boards
Petron Blaze: Gabe Freeman 22+14 boards, Chris Banchero 20



Sammy Monroe joins KL Dragons, ex Halc.Xalapa - by Eurobasket News

Westsports KL Dragons (ASEAN) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management). He supposed to play at Halc.Xalapa in Mexican LNBP. In 13 games this season he had 10.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Monroe played at Tenerife Baloncesto (LEB Silver, starting five) in Spanish league. In 24 games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and averaged 7.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Rochester RazorSharks in U.S. semi-pro league PBL. In 17 games that season he recorded 13.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. Monroe also played at Potros (LNBP) in Mexico earlier that season. In 24 games that year he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. The other team he played shortly was Malvin (LUB) in Uruguayan league. In 5 games he recorded also great stats: 15.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.2apg, 3.2spg and 1.0bpg.
In 2007 Monroe was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in ninth round (118th overall).
The former Newberry College (NCAA Div.II) staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Monroe won PBL championship title in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Philippines (Barako Bull) and D-League (Austin Toros).
Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Monroe: A big guard with skills who can also play the small forward position. He is a smooth and gifted scorer who creates well off the dribble and can knock down the perimeter shot. He has experience playing in Mexico and was one of the top scorers in the Philippines in 2010. During the ESL he showed his athleticism and he creative skills as a scorer either getting to the basket or knocking down jump shots.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Eurobasket.com Honors Depiro's Shawn Morgan with Player of the Week - by Steve Dolan

Stats Provided by C.Schembri

Eurobasket.com Honors Depiro's Shawn Morgan with Player of the Week for the week of February 9, 2013. Shawn Morgan and Depiro came away with a big victory against Luxol after trailing at the half but 8 but Depiro stepped it up in the 2nd half and pulled out a 4 point victory. Depiro currently is sitting in 3rd place behind Floriana and Athleta. Morgan is favored to come away with Player of the Year Honors this year. Morgan earned player of the week honors with his 30points, 15rebs, 4stls, 1ast, 1blk. Morgan is currently in the top 5 in scoring, rebs, steals, and assist in the league this season.



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Standings - 1A

1A Standings
 1. Mornar Bar 11-2 
 2. Sutjeska 10-3 
 3. Teodo Tivat 9-3 
 4. Lovcen 8-4 
 5. Ulcinj 7-7 
 6. Jedinstvo 5-7 
 7. Danilovgrad 4-9 
 8. Centar BP 3-9 
 9. Primorje 3-10 
 10. Ibar Rozaje 3-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 16: Ibar Rozaje - Danilovgrad 84-91
Feb. 16: Mornar Bar - ABS Primorje 83-78
Feb. 16: Sutjeska - Ulcinj 77-49
Feb. 17: Teodo Tivat - Centar BP
Feb. 17: Jedinstvo - Lovcen


Adriatic League: Buducnost fire past Siroki WWin - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65:57

Buducnost recovered well after a series of losses to claim a home win over Siroki WWin in the Adriatic League action. Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) provided 16 points to lead the winners.
Buducnost started off strong. They held Siroki WWin to 13 points in the first stanza and grabbed a 3-point lead into the second frame. More to come as Buducnost boosted the gap in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for a comfortable 38:27 halftime lead. Buducnost limited the visitors to 9 points in the third quarter and cleared off to an 18-point distance with one period remaining. Siroki WWin outgunned the Montenegrin champions in the fourth frame but came up short of victory. Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.) produced 13 points, while Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) and Boris Barac (205-F-92) answered with 9 points each for the Macedonian side.

Buducnost: Aleksa Popovic 16, Dee Bost 13, Gerald Lee 8
Siroki WWin: Ivan Ramljak 9, Boris Barac 9



EBL Round 13: Sutjeska keeps dominating - by Darko Pekic

Sutjeska seems unwilling to stop after the great achievement in Montenegrin Cup a week ago. The club from Niksic smashed Ulcinj at home (77:49) and proved once again that they could be a serious threat to Buducnost in the Superleague. The game against Ulcinj was decided before the halftime because the guests gave up early. Actually, they have been struggling to get back in shape after the departure of Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and fans expect some changes to happen soon. In Sutjeska all players scored and distributed the points well. The leading scorer was Petar Popovic with only 13 points. Ulcinj was represented by Dusan Milosevic (198-G-90, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 18 points.

Mornar struggled against Primorje although most fans expected an easy win (83:78). But Primorje proved once again its great moment and troubled Mornar until the final minutes of the game. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points for the home team and Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) added 11 points and 11 rebounds. For Primorje Bojan Ratkovic scored 25 points.

In the first game played today but not the least interesting one, two bottom ranked teams- Ibar and Danilovgrad fought hard for the salvation win and Danilovgrad players returned home happy with a win in their pockets- 91:84 for the guests. Danilovgrad started slow but decided the game in the second half with a great run in the third quarter. Ivan Zejak (203-SF-87) (22 points) and Zeljko Jovanovic (200-G/F-83) (20 points) had a great shooting night while in Ibar six players scored in double figures and Zivojin Grubovic (207-C-85) had the team high with 16 points. Ibar is expected also to make some changes soon after the latest defeat considering that they were not able to win a single game in the second part of the season.

In the last two games, scheduled for tomorrow, Jedinstvo will play against Lovcen and Teodo will host Centar.



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NAIA Men's Basketball Weekly Report - No. 6 - by Eurobasket News

By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information

NAIA Game of the Week
Division II Men's Basketball

No. 3 Eastern Oregon (26-2, 14-2 CCC) at No. 12 Warner Pacific (Ore.) (22-6, 13-3 CCC)
Friday, Feb. 15 | 7:30 p.m. PST | Bart Valentine Court | Portland, Ore.
Live Stats | Live Video (provided by Warner Pacific)
In the final regular-season weekend in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC), No. 3 Eastern Oregon matches up with No. 12 Warner Pacific (Ore.) Friday with the league championship on the line. Both clubs wrap up conference play Saturday.
With a 14-2 league record, Eastern Oregon holds a one-game lead over the Knights in the CCC standings. Eastern Oregon is searching for its first conference title since 2008 - 09 (shared with Oregon Tech), while the Knights last won it (shared with Oregon Tech) in 2006 - 07.
Eastern Oregon leads the all-time series 27-24 overall, with the first meeting back in the 1971 - 72 season. In the last 10 meetings, the Mountaineers hold a 6-4 record.
Warner Pacific has won the last three home contests with Eastern Oregon by an average margin of 13 points.
The previous meeting on Dec. 1, 2012 saw Eastern Oregon escape its home court with a 61-59 victory. Kalvin Johansen's 3-point play was the difference-maker with 36 seconds remaining. Jason Mumm (6'7''-F) led all scorers with 24 points and chipped in eight rebounds.
Prior to last weekend, Eastern Oregon was on a roll ranked No. 1 for the fifth-straight time until the Mountaineers ran into the Coyotes of College of Idaho Feb. 8. The Coyotes handed Eastern Oregon an 83-82 setback and halted a 12-game win streak.
Warner Pacific has won four games in-a-row heading into Friday's contest. The Knights took down Corban (Ore.) Feb. 9 by an 80-68 score. That win, coupled with Eastern Oregon's loss to College of Idaho, brought Warner Pacific to within one game of the Mountaineers in the league standings.
Eastern Oregon has gone 9-1 this year when playing games on the road. The Knights are 10-0 on Bart Valentine Court this year and have won 13-straight at home dating back to Feb. 10, 2012.
Doug Thomas of Warner Pacific is the reigning CCC Player of the Week. He averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists during two road wins last week. On the year, he pours in 14.1 points per game and has drilled 62-out-of-151 attempts from behind the arc (.411). He is part of a club to rank eighth in the NAIA in total treys made (242) and 11th in makes per game (8.6).
Stephen Harris leads the country in rebounding (10.6) and double-doubles (18). He also ranks first on the team in scoring (15.7) and steals (1.8). Besides Harris and Thomas, Ryan Parks (10.5) and Coletun Tarr (10.3) average double figures in scoring.
The Knights have been ranked in all 10 polls this year, with a high mark of No. 6 on Jan. 22. Overall, they have held a Top 25 ranking in 22-straight weeks.
With 26 wins, Eastern Oregon has seven more than all of last year. The overall victories ties the most since the program tallied 26 during the 2010 - 11 campaign.
The Mountaineers are currently ranked No. 2 in the NAIA in rebounding margin (+11.6) and third in rebounding average (44.6). Four players average at least 4.5 boards per contest, with Anthony Brown on top of the list at 7.4. JD Esters stands 12th in the nation and is No. 1 in the CCC in assists per game (5.3).
Trent Roos (6'0''-G) collects 13.3 points per game to lead the Mountaineers. Brown is next with a 11.9 clip.
Both teams will participate in the CCC tournament, which begins Feb. 20 at campus sites. The higher seeds host in the eight-team, single-elimination tournament.

Some information courtesy of Eastern Oregon and Warner Pacific Sports Information Departments

This Week Around the Top 25
Division I:
Thursday - No. 17 Pikeville (Ky.) def. No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 95-87
Thursday - No. 7 Cal State San Marcos def. No. 6 Westmont (Calif.), 95-58
Thursday - No. 19 William Carey (Miss.) def. No. 9 Faulkner (Ala.), 95-72
Thursday - No. 10 Oklahoma Baptist def. No. 23 Mid-America Christian (Okla.), 92-59
Saturday - No. 25 Arizona Christian at No. 6 Westmont (Calif.)
Saturday - No. 23 Culver-Stockton (Mo.) at No. 11 Evangel (Mo.)
Saturday - No. 18 Westminster (Utah) at No. 12 Montana State-Northern

Division II:
Tuesday - No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan def. No. 25 Taylor (Ind.), 52-49
Friday - No. 3 Eastern Oregon at No. 12 Warner Pacific (Ore.)
Saturday - No. 4 Northwood (Fla.) at No. 22 St. Thomas (Fla.)
Saturday - No. 24 Doane (Neb.) at No. 13 Dordt (Iowa)
Saturday - No. 14 Ave Maria (Fla.) at No. 16 Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Saturday - No. 15 York (Neb.) at No. 23 Bellevue (Neb.)

Upsets This Week in the Top 25
Division I:
Monday - Fisk (Tenn.) def. No. 14 Xavier (La.), 77-75
Monday - Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) def. No. 20 LSU Shreveport (La.), 109-95
Tuesday - Life (Ga.) def. No. 13 Georgetown (Ky.), 99-93
Thursday - (RV) Montana Western def. No. 12 Montana State-Northern, 59-57

Division II:
Tuesday - (RV) Grace (Ind.) def. No. 18 Bethel (Ind.), 96-83
Tuesday - Waldorf (Iowa) def. No. 23 Bellevue (Neb.), 71-65
Wednesday - Florida Memorial def. No. 14 Ave Maria (Fla.), 76-69
Wednesday - Webber International (Fla.) def. No. 16 Embry-Riddle (Fla.), 87-86
Wednesday - Mayville State (N.D.) def. No. 20 Valley City State (N.D.), 56-55
Wednesday - Nebraska Wesleyan def. No. 24 Doane (Neb.), 75-58


National Championship Selection Shows on www.NAIA.org
For the first time, the NAIA is producing a selection show with graphics to be held on Feb. 27, at approximately 7:15 p.m. CST, to announce the 32-team bracket for the 22nd Annual Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. The Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship selection show will take place on March 6th with the 32-team bracket being announced at approximately 7:15 p.m. CST. For more information on the selection shows, click here.

For the Record
Division I:
One team in men's and women's NAIA Basketball is still undefeated. No. 1-ranked Columbia (Mo.) is 27-0 (through games played Feb. 14) and set a program record with its 21st-straight victory Jan. 24 against Harris Stowe-State (Mo.). The Cougars, who have clinched at least a share of the American Mideast Conference regular-season title, have three more regular-season games remaining. Saturday, Columbia hosts Lyon (Ark.) before a home game against Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) Feb. 21 and on the road at William Woods (Mo.) Feb. 23.
Columbia is trying to become the first team since Georgetown (Ky.) in 2007 - 08 to rattle through the regular season with an undefeated record. The Tigers went 34-0 before falling to Mountain State (W.Va.) in the semifinals of the 2008 National Championship.
Behind Columbia's active win streak (27-straight), Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) is next with 14-consecutive victories. The Lions have not lost since Dec. 13, 2012 against LSU-Shreveport (La.). After a win over No. 7 Westmont (Calif.) Thursday, Cal State San Marcos owns a 13-game win streak.
Columbia owns the most wins in Division I with 27. Lee (Tenn.) is next with 25 victories.
There are 23 programs with 20-plus wins.
Besides Columbia, Lee (Tenn.) is the only program with one loss-or-fewer (25-1).
The Southern States Athletic Conference holds the most teams with at least 20 wins with four: Emmanuel (24), Lee (25), Faulkner (Ala.) (23) and William Carey (Miss.) (21).
The Frontier Conference and Heart of America Athletic Conference each list a trio of teams with 20-plus wins.
In the coaching ranks, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) head coach Larry Chapman notched his 700th-career victory on Jan. 26 with a 62-55 win over No. 8 William Carey (Miss.). He became the fifth active coach in Division I and II to reach the 700-win threshold.
Columbia coach Bob Burchard claimed his 600th career win against Central Methodist (Mo.) on Nov. 14.
Two coaches hit the 500-win milestone this year: on Jan. 3, Central Methodist (Mo.) coach Jeff Sherman hit the mark with a victory over Graceland (Iowa) and Robert Morris (Ill.) general Al Bruehl did so on Nov. 1 in the season-opening win over Evangel (Mo.). Overall, there are nine Division I head coaches with 500-plus wins.
Starting their program in 1902 - 03, the Tigers of Georgetown (Ky.) are the all-time leader in NAIA men's basketball with 1,716 wins (through games on Feb. 14). Georgetown is 19-6 on the season.
Despite the 147-138 loss to NCAA member Francis Marion (S.C.) on Nov. 19, 2012, Morris (S.C.) holds the single-game high for points. The Hornets shot 56-of-96 from the field and scored 19 points from the foul line. A second team, Southwest (N.M.), put up 138 points to tie the single-game scoring record with Morris. Southwest lost, 161-138, against Paul Quinn (Texas) Feb. 13.
Five individuals have posted a triple-double in the Division I ranks this season: Brandon Davis of LSU Shreveport (La.), David Rawlinson of West Virginia Tech, Travis Wilkins of St. Catharine (Ky.) (twice), Jordan Butts of Belhaven (Miss.) and Andrew Wilson of Bluefield (Ky.).
With 54 points, Jonathan Williams of Southwest (N.M.) is the single-game leader with his effort against Paul Quinn (Texas) on Feb.13. He connected on 23 field goals. There are eight other players to reach at least the 40-point mark this year.
Deon Boyce of UVa-Wise (Va.) has hit the best rebounding mark in the NAIA on three occasions, with 24 against Bluefield (Va.) on Jan. 3, 24 against Cumberland (Tenn.) on Jan. 10 and the mark against Bluefield in the second meeting Feb. 2. Overall, there have been 12 instances where a player grabbed 21-or-more caroms.
Travis Lampley of St. Thomas-Houston (Texas) dished out 17 assists for the single-game high against Southwest (N.M.). There have been nine contests where a player reached 15-or-more assists.
On Dec. 8 against West Virginia Tech, Andrew Wilson of Bluefield (Va.) posted 12 steals to put in No. 1 on the single-game list this year. No other player has recorded nine-plus.
Travis Wilkins of St. Catharine (Ky.) swatted a NAIA single-game best of 11 shots, which occurred against Virginia-Wise on Feb. 7.

Division II:
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No teams in the division are undefeated. William Penn (Iowa) was the last team to lose game No. 1 on the season, Dec. 7, 2012. The Statesmen were 15-0 before their first loss.
At 27-1 overall, William Penn has the most victories (through games played Feb. 14).
The Northwood (Fla.) and Eastern Oregon (26-2) programs have just two blemishes to their record.
Overall, 30 teams have won at least 20 contests thus far. Since Feb. 7, 11 teams have reached the 20-win threshold.
Conversely, one program is still searching for its first victory on the season - AIB (Iowa) (0-29). The Eagles have one more shot to do so, with a road game at St. Ambrose (Iowa) Saturday.
The Cascade Collegiate Conference, Crossroads League, Great Plains Athletic Conference and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference lead all conferences and independents with four teams apiece above the 20-win threshold.
Rochester (Mich.) and Saint Xavier (Ill.) lead Division with a 14-game win streak. Rochester has not tripped up since Nov. 14, 2012 against NCAA member Texas-Pan American. The last loss for the Cougars came on Dec. 28, 2012 against Westminster (Utah). William Penn (Iowa) is next with a 13-gamer.
Nebraska Wesleyan, currently 13-12 on the season (through Feb. 14), and leads all Division II programs in all-time wins with 1,370. The Prairie Wolves started their men's basketball program in 1905 - 06.
Three individuals have posted a triple-double in the Division II ranks this season: Canon Fields of Kansas Wesleyan (two times), Tyree York of Roosevelt (Ill.) and John Lamb of Dakota State (S.D.).
Ottawa (Kan.) coach Andy Carrier is close to 300 career wins. He currently stands 296-372 (through Feb. 14) and looks to become the 17th active head coach in NAIA Division II with 300-or-more wins.
With the 140-53 win over Central Christian on Nov. 24, William Penn (Iowa) set the single-game high in points scored and scoring margin (+87). They went 26-for-48 from three-point range, with the 3-pointer made statistic one away from the national record. The scoring outburst is 19 points shy of the all-time Division II record of 159 set in 1994.
Canon Fields of Kansas Wesleyan holds the single-game high with a 50-point effort against Bethany (Kan.) on Feb. 14. He made 18-of-28 shots from the field. There have been 10 occurrences of players reaching 40-or-more points this year.
With 24 total rebounds, including 17 on the defensive end, Terry Muse of Alice Lloyd (Ky.) owns the highwater rebounding mark. He did this against Crown (Minn.) on Nov. 17, 2012. Five other players have grabbed at least 20-boards in a game this year.
Roosevelt Green of Saint Xavier (Ill.) and E'Jay Ward of Tennessee Wesleyan are the single-game leaders in assists (16) in a single-game.
Brad Norman of Rochester (Mich.) and Brandon Eley of AIB (Iowa) hold the national single-game high with 10 steals.
With nine blocks, Tyler Rogers is the leader in the single-game blocks category. He accomplished the feat vs. Kentucky Christian Nov. 6 and against Berea (Ky.) Jan. 8.

National Statistics*
Division I
Individual
Scoring per Game - Anthony Dorsey, Truett-McConnell (Ga.), 26.23
Field Goal Percentage - Vic Moses, Georgetown (Ky.), 0.709
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Jacob Champoux, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), .620
Free Throw Percentage - Alvin Nance, Philander Smith (Ark.), 0.958
Rebounds per Game - Demetrius Smith, Huston-Tillotson (Texas), 11.2
Blocks per Game - Jamal Doss, William Carey (Miss.), 3.73
Assists per Game - Travis Lampley, St. Thomas-Houston (Texas), 9.39
Steals per Game - Dominque Rambo, SAGU (Texas), 3.50
Double-Doubles - Denzell Erves, Xavier (La.) and Demetrius Smith (Huston-Tillotson (Texas), 15
Team
Scoring Offense per Game - LSU Shreveport (La.), 92.87
Scoring Defense per Game - Columbia (Mo.), 54.04
Field Goal Percentage Offense - Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), .526
Field Goal Percentage Defense - Columbia (Mo.), .369
Free Throw Percentage - Philander Smith, (Ark.), 0.777
Rebounds per Game - Bethel (Tenn.), 46.44
Turnover Margin - Westminster (Utah), +7.79

Division II
Individual
Scoring per Game - Canon Fields, Kansas Wesleyan, 24.15
Field Goal Percentage - Darren Moore, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), .678
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Chad Underwood, Mount Mercy (Iowa), .492
Free Throw Percentage - Wes Hudson, Cornerstone (Mich.), .895
Rebounds per Game - Stephen Harris, Warner Pacific (Ore.), 10.61
Blocks per Game - Eoghann Stephens, Madonna (Mich.), 3.10
Assists per Game - Tyrone Davis, Northwood (Fla.), 8.04
Steals per Game - Kiel Lewis, Ave Maria (Fla.), 3.78
Double-Doubles - Stephen Harris, Warner Pacific (Ore.), 18
Team
Scoring Offense per Game - William Penn (Iowa), 96.07
Scoring Defense per Game - Lourdes (Ohio), 49.82
Field Goal Percentage Offense - Hastings (Neb.), 0.513
Field Goal Percentage Defense - Lourdes (Ohio), 0.359
Free Throw Percentage - Spring Arbor (Mich.), .743
Rebounds per Game - William Penn (Iowa), 48.07
Turnover Margin - Marian (Ind.), +6.67

*Statistics are as reported to DakStats. As of the morning of Feb. 15, 2013
Courtesy of: http://www.naia.org



No. 7 Cal State San Marcos Pounds No. 6 Westmont - by Eurobasket News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The No. 7 Cal State San Marcos men's basketball team shot nearly 60 percent from the field and made 13-of-22 3-pointers in a 95-58 pounding of No. 6 Westmont (Calif.) on Thursday night at Murchison Gymnasium.

Quincy Lawson (6'6''-F-91) led the way with 18 points, Jacob Ranger (6'5''-G) had 17, AJ Gasporra pitched in 15 and Danny Redmon (6'2''-G-90) added 14, as the Cougars (21-4) earned their 13th victory in a row and 16th in their last 17 games.

The Cougars are now 5-1 against NAIA top 25 teams and 4-0 against teams in the top 10. CSUSM previously beat Westmont (then No. 5), 66-52, earlier this season on Dec. 19 at MiraCosta College.

The teams traded the lead out of the gate, but CSUSM went on a 14-0 run spanning 4:08 late in the first half to open up a 37-25 lead with 3:53 remaining. Lawson capped off the half with a dunk to put the Cougars up by 13 at the break.

A 12-0 run out of the gate put CSUSM up 23 on Redmon's layup at the 16:35 mark. Gasporra hit a 3-pointer before Ranger hit back-to-back treys to make it 74-41. Jose Rivera and Gasporra then traded 3's to make it 84-46 with 7:55 left.

CSUSM shot 69 percent in the second half and finished at a 59.4% clip for the game. The Warriors went just 1-of-14 from behind the arc.

CSUSM travels north to play UC Santa Cruz on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
Story by Matt Berson, Cal State San Marcos Sports Information
Courtesy of: http://www.naia.org



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NBA Shooting Stars 2013: Team Bosh Wins All-Star Event - by Eurobasket News

The 2013 NBA Shooting Stars champion is Team Bosh of the Eastern Conference, defeating Team Westbrook of the Western Conference. Team Bosh was made up of Miami Heat star Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech), Swin Cash (6'1''-SF-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Connecticut) of the WNBA's Chicago Sky and former Atlanta Hawks great Dominique Wilkins (6'9''-F-60, college: Georgia Tech). The team led by Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook also included Moore Maya (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and retired NBA legendary clutch shooter Robert Horry. In the first round, Team Bosh bested Team Lopez in what was a poor showing by both squads. Team Bosh finished with a time of 50 seconds, and that only stood because Team Lopez had a dreadful finish of one minute and seven seconds. For the Western Conference, Team Westbrook emerged victorious after completing its round in an impressive 29.5 seconds, while Team Harden came up short with a time of 37.9 seconds. Team Westbrook was cruising in the final round and looked certain to beat Team Bosh's time of one minute and 24 seconds, but then came the half-court shot. Sadly for Team Westbrook, it was unable to make the half-court shot after getting to the final spot on the floor with plenty of time left. As time continued to tick, it figured to be Horry's moment to drain yet another clutch shot as he had done throughout his career. However, that wasn't the case, and instead, nobody on Team Westbrook was able to convert the final shot. That led to an improbable victory for Team Bosh. None of the teams in the final looked all that impressive, but Team Bosh was just slightly better. This was no doubt an ugly win for Bosh's squad, and while it won't be getting any style points for its victory, a win's a win.
Courtesy of: bleacherreport.com



Irving, Lillard show their skills - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) beat San Antonio's Matt Bonner (6'9''-F-80, college: Florida) to win the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Irving, who will play in his first All-Star Game on Sunday, started 7-for-7 in the final round and finished with 23 points - two shy of the record shared by Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono. Bonner finished with 20 points in the final round. Bonner scored 19 points to edge New Orleans' Ryan Anderson (6'10''-F-88, college: California) (18) and the Warriors' Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) (17) in the Western Conference half of the first round. Players had one minute to take 25 three-point shots from five positions around the arc. Bonner had the highest score of the six players in the first round. Irving, who also played in Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge, had 18 points in the first round. Also, Toronto rookie Terrence Ross beat defending champion Jeremy Evans to win the Slam Dunk Contest.
Earlier, Portland rookie Damian Lillard (6'2''-PG-90, college: Weber St.) of Oakland won the Skills Competition, and the trio of Chris Bosh, Swin Cash and Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars event.
Courtesy of: sfgate.com



Terrence Ross wins Slam Dunk Contest - by Eurobasket News

Only in the made-for-TV concoction that is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest can five misses equal perfection. But for former Husky Terrence Ross (6'6''-G-91, college: Washington), that was the formula that propelled him to the 2013 Slam Dunk championship on All-Star Saturday here at the Toyota Center. Ross, now in his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, missed five times on his first attempt, in which he circled the ball behind his back while executing a 360, before finally making it. The judges, a group of former Houston Rockets players that included Clyde Drexler, gave him a perfect score of 50 once he did pull it off. That was good enough to get him to the two-man final against Jeremy Evans (6'9''-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: W.Kentucky) of the Utah Jazz, who won the title in 2012. Once in the finals, Ross used a dunk in which he leapt over a young ball boy to secure the title. "It's still overwhelming," said Ross, who became the second former UW player to win the title. Nate Robinson won it in 2006, 2009 and 2010 to become the only three-time winner. The combined four titles of Robinson and Ross give UW the most of any school in an event that was first held in 1984. Ross said he knew all about Robinson's slam dunk history. "It was my favorite event to watch every year, since I was a small child," said Ross, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound shooting guard. "But actually winning it, I never thought I'd do it." His prospects didn't look great when he struggled early. "This is honestly like really my first big dunk contest, so I was nervous," he said. "And not making a dunk didn't make it easy. I had to get myself together." Once he made it, however, he was pretty much flawless. In the final round, Ross first ripped off his warm-ups to reveal an old jersey of Vince Carter, the only previous member of the Raptors to win it in 2000. For that dunk, he then called on Terrence Jones (6'9''-F-92, college: Kentucky), a former teammate at Jefferson High in Portland now with the Rockets, to help him out. Jones tossed the ball off the side of the backboard and Ross caught it in midair and dunked while doing a 360. For his final dunk, he settled on jumping over a ballboy and dunking after passing the ball through his legs. Ross referred to the ballboy as the son of the "owner of Twitter" and the boy was confirmed to be the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Ross said his agent got the two together. "I told him the day before that I was going to jump over him," Ross said. "But I never told him I was going to go through the legs. He was kind of nervous. When I first grabbed him, he said, 'You're going to hit me, right?' I said, 'No, I'm not going to hit you.' " A year ago, Ross was finishing up his sophomore season at UW, a little later making the decision to turn pro and being taken as the eighth pick of the first round. Like Robinson, he won the dunk title in his first year after leaving Washington. "I don't know if this is validation (of the decision to leave)," said Ross, who is averaging 6.4 points for the Raptors. "But it definitely feels good." And for now, he's not saying if he'll try to match Robinson's multiple wins, saying he doesn't know if he'll compete again next year. "I'm not sure," he said. "This took a lot out of me."
Courtesy of: seattletimes.com



ALL-TIME EX-YUGOSLAVIA ALL NBA TEAM! - by Chris Mathieu

ALL-TIME EX-YUGOSLAVIA ALL NBA TEAM!
Former Yugoslavia has produced many NBA stars and it successor states of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo havent been as successful as the original. Its players are still in high demand, however and we look back at the best all time players in the NBA from the former Yugoslavia.
Many of these players had mixed upbringings from mixed marriages, Serbs born in Croatia, Croats born in Bosnia and everything in between. One thing that cant be taken away is the strong basketball tradition, the training and they style of play that defines Yugoslav basketball.
STARTING FIVE
PG) Goran Dragic: Europes not known for producing high level NBA point guards but that maybe a bit misguided. Many were never given the opportunities including Bosnain Zoran Planinic who had a solid NBA career coming off the bench and Aleksandar Djordjevic who was one of the best former YU players of all time.
SG) Drazen Petrovic: Drazen is one of the best pure shooters of all time. He wasnt given a chance early in his NBA career but was coming into his own when he tragically died early.
C) Vlade Divac: Vlade was one of the best passing big men of all time and a very solid player for many years in the NBA playing on some very good teams.
SF) Peja Stojakovic: One of the best shooters of his generation Peja could light it up from anywhere on the court.
PF) Dino Radja: Dino was a dominating post player who had a very solid start to his NBA career until injuries derailed his NBA dreams.
BENCH
G) Predrag Danilovic: Sasa was very good in his short NBA career, he had weak ankles and the grind of the NBA season proved too much for him. He averaged 16.6ppg in his last stop in the NBA with the Mavericks at the age of 27.
G) Beno Udrih: Beno has never been a star but has been a solid contributor to NBA teams for almost 10 years.
G) Marko Jaric: Marko had a long but unspectacular career as an NBA professional. His claims to fame these days are being married to super model Adrianna Lima.
C) Nikola Pekovic: Nikola has been a beast in the NBA; he has great moves around the basket and great size and strength. It was a tough decision between putting him or Nikola Vucevic on the team.
F) Toni Kukoc: One of the few players in NBA history who could legitimately play all five positions on the court. Toni was one of the best 6th men of all time in the NBA and could create nightmarish mismatches on the court for opponents.
F) Bostjan Nachbar: Bostjan had a very solid NBA career and could have continued to do so but he opted for a big money, big time return to European basketball instead.
F) Mirza Teletovic: Mirza has just started out on his NBA adventure and it hasnt been the best beginnings, but he is expected to be a solid NBA player for a very long time.



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Top 25 - Men

ACC Standings
 1. Miami, FL 11-0 (18-2) 
 2. Duke (8) 9-3 (21-3) 
 3. Virginia 8-3 (17-6) 
 4. N.Carolina (12) 7-5 (17-8) 
 5. N.Carolina St. (6) 6-5 (16-7) 
 6. Florida St. (24) 6-6 (14-11) 
 7. Maryland 6-6 (17-7) 
 8. Clemson 4-6 (11-9) 
 9. Wake Forest 4-8 (11-13) 
 10. Georgia Tech 3-8 (13-9) 
 11. Boston Coll. 3-9 (10-14) 
 12. Virginia Tech 2-10 (11-13) 

Regular Season: Round 96

Feb. 14: Portland St. - S.Utah 90-69
Feb. 14: Cal-Davis - Hawaii 89-65
Feb. 14: S.Alabama - La-Lafayette 88-64
Feb. 14: Weber St. - Montana 87-63
Feb. 14: Idaho St. - Montana St. 87-51
Feb. 14: VCU - Massachusetts 86-68
Feb. 14: Arkansas St. - UALR 86-62
Feb. 14: Morehead St. - Jacksonville St. 85-81
Feb. 14: La-Monroe - N.Texas 85-73
Feb. 14: Florida Atlantic - W.Kentucky 84-78
Feb. 14: Mt.St.Mary''s - Bryant 84-70
Feb. 14: Temple - Duquesne 83-84
Feb. 14: Chattanooga - Furman 83-49
Feb. 14: S.Dakota St. - IUPUI 82-45
Feb. 14: Tennessee St. - Belmont 80-69
Feb. 14: E.Kentucky - Tenn Tech 80-69
Feb. 14: UTPA - CSU Bakersfield 79-73 OT
Feb. 14: E.Tenn.St. - Kennesaw St. 79-70
Feb. 14: SE Louisiana - Northwestern St. 76-79
Feb. 14: N.Colorado - N.Arizona 76-68
Feb. 14: S.Dakota - Oakland 75-76
Feb. 14: ORU - Sam Houston St. 74-64
Feb. 14: Fairfield - Siena 74-52
Feb. 14: Penn St. - Iowa 72-74
Feb. 14: Louisville - St.John''s 72-58
Feb. 14: Rider - St.Peter''s 72-57
Feb. 14: Troy - FIU 69-61
Feb. 14: Ohio St. - Northwestern 69-59
Feb. 14: Cent.Arkansas - Texas A&M-CC 68-75
Feb. 14: Idaho - Texas Arlington 68-71
Feb. 14: NC-Greensboro - W.Carolina 68-70
Feb. 14: Loyola, MD - Canisius 68-64
Feb. 14: Monmouth - LIU Brooklyn 66-80
Feb. 14: Lipscomb - Stetson 66-76
Feb. 14: Pacific - CS Northridge 66-59
Feb. 14: Florida A&M - Savannah St. 65-67
Feb. 14: SIU Edwardsville - Murray St. 65-60
Feb. 14: E.Illinois - Austin Peay St. 64-71
Feb. 14: Quinnipiac - Robert Morris 63-61
Feb. 14: Drexel - George Mason 62-68
Feb. 14: Fair Dickinson - St.Francis, NY 61-85
Feb. 14: Elon - Appalachian St. 61-58
Feb. 14: UMKC - IPFW 60-65
Feb. 14: Sacred Heart - St.Francis, PA 60-64
Feb. 14: Utah St. - Denver 60-63 OT
Feb. 14: Charleston - Davidson 59-75
Feb. 14: USC Upstate - Mercer 59-70
Feb. 14: Seattle - Louisiana Tech 58-64
Feb. 14: Minnesota - Wisconsin 58-53 OT
Feb. 14: Citadel - Georgia South 57-78
Feb. 14: San Jose St. - N.Mexico St. 57-67
Feb. 14: N.Kentucky - Florida Gulf Coast 53-60
Feb. 14: Georgia Tech - Clemson 53-56
Feb. 14: Nicholls St. - SF Austin 51-63
Feb. 14: N.Dakota - Sacramento St. 49-48
Feb. 14: S.Carolina - LSU 46-64
Feb. 14: Samford - Wofford 40-33
Feb. 14: N.Dakota St. - W.Illinois 36-49
Feb. 14: Wagner - Cent.Conn.St. 101-82
Feb. 14: USF - Portland 76-78
Feb. 14: California - UCLA 76-63
Feb. 14: Colorado - Arizona 71-58
Feb. 14: Stanford - USC 64-65
Feb. 14: Santa Clara - San Diego 61-52
Feb. 14: St.Mary's, CA - Gonzaga 60-77
Feb. 14: Pepperdine - Loyola Mary 52-50

Regular Season: Round 99

Feb. 17: Michigan - Penn St.
Feb. 17: American - Holy Cross
Feb. 17: Boston U. - New Hampshire
Feb. 17: S.Florida - Louisville
Feb. 17: Wisconsin - Ohio St.
Feb. 17: Cleveland St. - Wisc.-Milwaukee
Feb. 17: Manhattan - Niagara
Feb. 17: Iowa - Minnesota
Feb. 17: NC-Greensboro - Appalachian St.
Feb. 17: Youngstown St. - Green Bay
Feb. 17: Utah - Arizona
Feb. 17: Rider - Marist
Feb. 17: Clemson - Miami, FL
Feb. 17: Delaware - JMU
Feb. 17: Northwestern - Illinois
Feb. 17: Illinois St. - Wichita St.
Feb. 17: California - USC


Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 Erick GREEN
  Virginia Tech
  (190-PG-91)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Green, Virginia Te.25.3 
 2. Plumlee, Duke17.7 
 3. Curry, Duke17.0 
 4. Harris, Virginia16.7 
 5. Leslie, N.Caroli.15.6 
 6. Anderson, Boston15.0 
 7. Harris, Wake F.14.8 
 8. Hanlan, Boston Col.14.4 
 9. McAdoo, N.Carolina14.4 
 10. McKie, Wake Fore.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Richard HOWELL
  N.Caroli.
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Howell, N.Caroli.11.0 
 2. Plumlee, Duke10.4 
 3. Anderson, Boston8.8 
 4. Mitchell, Virginia8.8 
 5. Johnson, Miami, FL8.7 
 6. McAdoo, N.Carolina8.2 
 7. Len, Maryland8.0 
 8. Thomas, Wake F.7.8 
 9. Booker, Clemson7.8 
 10. Leslie, N.Caroli.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo BROWN
  N.Caroli.
  (196-G-)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Brown, N.Caroli.6.7 
 2. Cook, Duke5.7 
 3. Evans, Virginia5.0 
 4. Larkin, Miami, FL4.3 
 5. Paige, N.Carolina4.3 
 6. Howard, Maryland4.2 
 7. Green, Virginia Te.4.1 
 8. Strickland, N.Car.3.9 
 9. Rahon, Boston Coll.3.4 
 10. Hall, Clemson3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Shane LARKIN
  Miami, FL
  (180-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Larkin, Miami, FL2.1 
 2. Brown, N.Caroli.2.0 
 3. Scott, Miami, FL1.8 
 4. Cook, Duke1.8 
 5. McAdoo, N.Carolina1.5 
 6. Green, Virginia Te.1.4 
 7. Thornton, Duke1.4 
 8. Shannon, Florida1.4 
 9. McKie, Wake Forest1.4 
 10. Strickland, N.Car.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MILLER
  Georgia Tech
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Miller, Georgia Te.2.3 
 2. McDaniels, Clemson2.2 
 3. Len, Maryland2.1 
 4. Gamble, Miami, FL1.9 
 5. Plumlee, Duke1.6 
 6. Johnson, Miami, FL1.5 
 7. Kadji, Miami, FL1.4 
 8. Thomas, Wake F.1.4 
 9. Kelly, Duke1.4 
 10. Atkins, Virginia1.3 



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Remembering the Dream - by Iwedi Ojinmah


Fran Blinebury has covered the NBA since 1977 but I think this is his most amazing piece...on a true African legend. The one we call the dream.

HOUSTON -- From George Washington and the cherry tree to Betsy Ross and the flag to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Americans love their myths.

Texans just like them bigger.

So perhaps it was only natural that a tale stretching across an ocean from Lagos, Nigeria to the Lone Star State should acquire more than just a bit of ... embellishment.

A rim-rattling babe in swaddling clothes was not delivered by taxi one day on coach Guy V. Lewis' doorstep at the University of Houston.

A teenager in a dashiki and sandals with no coat did not get off a plane on a cold afternoon in New York, shiver and decide that he could not handle the frigid temperature and then re-board the next flight to a warmer climate along the Gulf Coast.

A leaping, smiling kid who had played organized ball for only three months lacing up the first pair of correctly fitting sneakers in his life and then taking over and thoroughly dominating a scrimmage of veteran college players?

Oh, yes. That last one is true.

"I don't remember who I blocked first," Hakeem Olajuwon said laughing. "Clyde Drexler, Larry Micheaux, Rob Williams, Michael Young. I was reading and anticipating all of the shots. Guys were expecting to get layups. You do not just get a layup. No, no. You have to deserve it."

They took him off the court and stashed him in a hotel until they could get him enrolled in school. He was red-shirted his first year, attending classes while getting his basketball competition in intramural games. Olajuwon joined the UH team for the 1981-82 season, bouncing off the bench as a brief role player, all arms and legs and unbridled enthusiasm, collecting blocked shots, slam dunks and personal fouls with little regard for the subtleties of the game.

"I just wanted to donk and donk and donk," he says now in that clipped, English boarding school accent. "Man, I was at home."

More than three decades later, Hakeem the Dream is known to a new generation more as mentor, guru, the master whose clips one can call up on YouTube to see him passing the so-called secrets of the game to Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Amar'e Stoudemire.

But before he became Yoda in the paint, his was the ultimate coming-to-America success story of the raw, tempestuous young talent blossoming into the confident, unstoppable big man. Olajuwon left an indelible mark on the center position with his footwork and speed -- you can see that mark this weekend when James, Bryant and Howard join Olajuwon in Houston for the All-Star Game -- and carried the Rockets to back-to-back championships with a statesmanlike aplomb and a gentle, graceful nature.

It was, of course, far more complicated than that. It was a long, tireless process of developing and then honing his skills, of fully comprehending the fundamental concept of the game and learning to trust his teammates, of finally finding a way to become the relentless battler, the ultimate warrior, by first making peace with himself.

"We think of the finished product, the gentle giant who is a great ambassador for sportsmanship and for the way we'd like to see everybody play the game," said one longtime NBA official. "But I'll tell you, when Hakeem first came into the league, he was cheap-shotting people, he was cussing people out, he was hard to coach.

"You can go back to his rookie season in the league, when he punched out Billy Paultz, got himself thrown out of the game and cost the Rockets a playoff series to Utah. It's amazing to think that he got from there to here."

He grew from a wild, uncontrollable kid on and off the court into a veteran in lifestyle and production. He picked up bruises the hard way banging away in a manner where he tried to do everything himself in every game, eventually learning to trust and embrace worthy teammates.

His was a personal transformation. Olajuwon recommitted himself to his Muslim faith around 1991 and found that it enabled him to live life and play basketball at a higher level.

"To become better, you have to go back to the foundation, which for me was Islam," he said. "Islam is a way of life, not just a religion. And when you understand Islam correctly, you see that it allows you the opportunity to broaden your mind and live a life of peace and contentment with high standards, morally and professionally.

"In short, it was growing up."

The growth in his game and his personality was remarkable. He went from being unrefined talent to unstoppable force, from combustible hothead to comfortable, confident, composed leader.

There were all the numbers and all the stats and all the records. He is the NBA's all-time leader in blocked shots, was a 12-time NBA All-Star and a six-time All-NBA first-teamer. More than any of that was the unrelenting effort learned by the kid who was first turned loose on a basketball court and told to try to block every shot. So he did.

He had helped the Rockets reach the NBA Finals in his second pro season in 1986, but struggled for nearly a decade to finally make a return appearance in 1994.

"It would have been nice to have kept our team from '86 together and won championships," Olajuwon said. "But now that I look back, it was the struggle, the fight, all those years of trying to make the climb back up that finally made it all special when it came.

"I can still remember the final seconds running out in Game 7 against the Knicks. I was leaning on the scorer's table and I took it all in. I looked at my teammates. I looked at the fans. I looked at the scene. This was why I played, why I worked, why I came to Houston."

He was the MVP of the regular season, Defensive Player of the Year and MVP of the Finals, the only player ever to achieve that combination of awards. And he led the Rockets to back-to-back titles in 1995, sweeping a young Shaquille O'Neal and the Magic in The Finals.

"Hakeem Olajuwon was the only guy that I couldn't intimidate," O'Neal said recently on TNT. "When I would say something, if you say something back, I had you. If I elbow you and you complain, I had you.

"Right before the 1995 Finals I was in my own zone and wasn't really worried about anybody else. First play of the game, I gave him the patented Shaq elbow, jump hook, 2-0. He just smiled at me. And then he came down and gave me a move, shot a jumper and said, 'Right back at you, Big Fella.'

"So I came down and did it again, but I could never get to him. I could never intimidate him... The best defense was put your hands up and hope he misses."

Olajuwon has been surprised and humbled by the way today's stars have sought him out for help.

"They're recognizing the importance of the post moves, that's a huge compliment for me," he said. "I can see some of the things we worked on in LeBron's game. See him in the post. His footwork is so much improved. Of course, Kobe already had great footwork. I think he just wanted to brush up with me, to reinforce things that he knew he should do.

"I was a little bit surprised at how much I liked doing this at first. I have no interest in a becoming a traditional coach with the travel and the clipboard and being tied to a schedule. But I figured if these players wanted to come to me and I could pass a few things along, then everyone benefits.

"It is fun for me when I watch them on television and see our time together being put to use."

Unlike anyone currently working an NBA sideline, "Coach" Olajuwon will have three starters on the floor -- Bryant, James and Howard -- in Sunday's All-Star Game, the exhibition-style, 1-on-1 type event that was never conducive to his game. Even though a 12-time All-Star, Olajuwon scored 20 points only once.

"I always just enjoyed being around the other players," he said. "The 1997 game was one of my favorite memories. It was a special honor to be named one of the 50 greatest players of all-time. It was a thrill that weekend to spend time with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell -- the two greatest centers ever -- and to hear the kind things they both said to me.

"Sometimes when I think of the championships, the awards and all the accolades in my career, I can't believe it all happened."

Part myth, part growth, all Dream.



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  PHILIPPINES   


ASEAN League: KL Dragons hold off Beermen for third win - by Eurobasket News

KL Dragons - Petron Blaze 82:76

KL Dragons accounted for the third victory in the ASEAN League season. The Dragons newcomers Justin Melton (180-G-86, college: Mount Olive) and Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Newberry) teamed up for 51 points to pace the hosts.
The visitors got to a slightly better start. The Filipino team gained a 4-point lead after the opening stanza 19:15. But the Malaysian outfit erased the deficit in the second frame. The hosts surged ahead for a 39:38 halftime lead. The teams continued to stay close throughout the third quarter. KL Dragons accounted for a 59:56 lead with one period remaining. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) put the Blaze within two points midway through the fourth frame. But the hosts quickly regained a 6-point lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) posted 13 points and 13 boards for the winners. Gabe Freeman answered with 22 points and 14 boards for the Beermen. Chris Banchero (185-PG-90, college: Seattle Pacific) had 20 points in defeat.

KL Dragons: Sammy Monroe 32, Justin Melton 19, Gavin Edwards 13+13 boards
Petron Blaze: Gabe Freeman 22+14 boards, Chris Banchero 20



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  POLAND   

Standings - DBE

TBL Standings
 1. PGE Turow 14-5 
 2. Stelmet ZG 14-6 
 3. Asseco Prok. 13-6 
 4. Anwil 12-7 
 5. Trefl Sopot 12-7 
 6. Energa Czarni 11-9 
 7. AZS Koszalin 10-9 
 8. Polpharma 9-11 
 9. Siarka Jezioro 7-12 
 10. Kotwica 6-14 
 11. Start Gdynia 5-15 
 12. Rosa Radom 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 16: AZS Koszalin - Rosa Radom 87-82 OT
Feb. 14: Kotwica - PGE Turow 75-73
Feb. 16: Start Gdynia - Energa Czarni 64-97
Feb. 16: Polpharma - Stelmet ZG 102-88
Feb. 17: Trefl Sopot - Anwil
Feb. 17: Asseco Prok. - Siarka Jezioro


DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG21.0 
 2. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.3 
 3. McCauley, Polph.18.8 
 4. Mosley, Kotwica15.8 
 5. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.6 
 6. Dylewicz, Trefl So.15.5 
 7. Carter, Polpharma15.5 
 8. Blassingame, Assec.14.5 
 9. Chylinski, PGE T.14.2 
 10. Wisniewski, AZS K.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicchaeus DOAKS
  Siarka J.
  (202-F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 2. Harris, AZS K.8.4 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.3 
 4. McCauley, Polph.8.2 
 5. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.5 
 6. Cel, PGE Turow7.3 
 7. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.3 
 8. Dabkus, Energa C.7.0 
 9. Rothbart, Start G.6.9 
 10. Dylewicz, Trefl S.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Turner, Trefl Sopot6.4 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.6 
 4. Blassingame, Assec.5.4 
 5. Jefferson, Kotwica4.8 
 6. Abernethy, Energa4.7 
 7. Koszarek, Asseco4.4 
 8. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 9. Skibniewski, AZS K.3.7 
 10. Chylinski, PGE T.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG2.2 
 2. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.1 
 3. Mosley, Kotwica1.8 
 4. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 5. Jefferson, Kotwica1.7 
 6. Szubarga, Anwil1.7 
 7. Koszarek, Asseco1.6 
 8. Jackson, PGE Turow1.5 
 9. Tiller, Siarka J.1.4 
 10. Dloniak, Siarka J.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  Energa C.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.7 
 2. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.4 
 4. Doaks, Siarka J.1.3 
 5. Harris, AZS K.1.3 
 6. Lapeta, Stelmet ZG1.3 
 7. Rothbart, Start G.0.9 
 8. Zigeranovic, PGE T.0.9 
 9. Alexander, Siarka0.9 
 10. Boykin, Anwil0.9 


Standings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. Slask Wroclaw 22-1 
 2. AZS Kutno 16-7 
 3. MOSiR Krosno 14-10 
 4. MKS DG 14-10 
 5. Sokol Lancut 14-10 
 6. Stal Ostrow 13-11 
 7. Spojnia 13-11 
 8. Start Lublin 13-11 
 9. AZS Radex 12-12 
 10. Polonia 12-12 
 11. P.Cukier SIDEn 12-12 
 12. Znicz Basket 11-12 
 13. Astoria Bydg. 9-14 
 14. SKK Siedlce 6-17 
 15. AZS PP 4-19 
 16. UMKS Kielce 4-20 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 16: Stal Ostrow - MKS DG 95-91
Feb. 16: Start Lublin - Sokol Lancut 84-63
Feb. 16: AZS Radex - P.Cukier SIDEn 81-76
Feb. 16: Spojnia - AZS Kutno 79-76
Feb. 16: MOSiR Krosno - AZS PP 75-78
Feb. 16: Polonia - SKK Siedlce 60-72
Feb. 17: Slask Wroclaw - Znicz Basket
Feb. 17: Astoria Bydg. - UMKS Kielce


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Mateusz BIERWAGEN
  Astori.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Bierwagen, Astori.18.1 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin17.3 
 3. Dluski, AZS Kutno16.2 
 4. Pacocha, AZS Radex15.9 
 5. Kikowski, Slask W.15.4 
 6. Wilczek, Start Lub.15.2 
 7. Kukielka, Polonia14.9 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.14.1 
 9. Stepien, Spojnia14.0 
 10. Klima, Sokol Lanc.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam METELSKI
  AZS P.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Metelski, AZS P.11.7 
 2. Wilczek, Start Lub.11.5 
 3. Zurawski, Stal O.9.2 
 4. Dluski, AZS Kutno9.2 
 5. Lisewski, P.Cuk.8.2 
 6. Diduszko, Slask W.7.4 
 7. Szymanski, Znicz B.7.1 
 8. Wyka, Polonia7.1 
 9. Szyttenholm, Astor.7.0 
 10. Mielczarek, AZS R.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  Start Lublin
  (189-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Wilczek, Start Lub.6.7 
 2. Grochowski, MKS D.6.7 
 3. Laczynski, MOSiR K.6.6 
 4. Hybiak, AZS P.5.5 
 5. Baran, Sokol Lanc.5.5 
 6. Basinski, SKK S.5.1 
 7. Lewandowski, Astor.5.0 
 8. Szumelda-K., Stal4.9 
 9. Pacocha, AZS Radex4.5 
 10. Brek, AZS Kutno4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Grzegorz GROCHOWSKI
  MKS D.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Grochowski, MKS D.2.8 
 2. Hybiak, AZS P.2.5 
 3. Klima, Sokol Lancut2.1 
 4. Basinski, SKK S.2.1 
 5. Lewandowski, Astor.2.0 
 6. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.0 
 7. Baran, Sokol Lanc.1.9 
 8. Wilczek, Start Lub.1.9 
 9. Laczynski, MOSiR K.1.8 
 10. Flieger, Slask W.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dariusz WYKA
  Polonia
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wyka, Polonia1.9 
 2. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.5 
 3. Lisewski, P.Cuk.1.4 
 4. Metelski, AZS P.1.3 
 5. Fras, Astoria Bydg.1.1 
 6. Wrobel, UMKS K.1.1 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojnia1.0 
 8. Glabas, AZS Kutno1.0 
 9. Klima, Sokol Lancut0.9 
 10. Olejnik, Stal Ost.0.9 


Standings - 2 Liga

2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Wilki Morskie 14-1 
 2. SMS PZKosz 10-5 
 3. Ksiezak Lowicz 9-5 
 4. Trefl II Sopot 8-6 
 5. Basket Pila 7-8 
 6. Korsarz Gdansk 7-8 
 7. MKS Skierniew. 7-8 
 8. GTK Gdynia 5-10 
 9. Notec 5-10 
 10. Suchy Las 2-13 
Group B
 1. AZS AWF K-ce 13-3 
 2. WKK Wroclaw 12-4 
 3. Pogon Prudnik 12-4 
 4. GTK Gliwice 10-5 
 5. Tychy 10-5 
 6. Sudety 9-6 
 7. Alba Chorzow 6-11 
 8. Mickiewicz 5-11 
 9. HK Zory 4-11 
 10. Nysa Klodzko 4-13 
 11. Wschowa 2-14 
Group C
 1. MCKiS Jaworz. 13-0 
 2. PWiK Piaseczno 10-4 
 3. Rosa II Radom 7-7 
 4. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 7-7 
 5. Pulaski Warka 6-8 
 6. Handlopex AZS 6-8 
 7. Legia 6-8 
 8. AZS AGH Alstom 5-9 
 9. Wisla AWF Kr. 4-9 

Regular Season: Round 18

A

Feb. 16: MKS Skierniew. - SMS PZKosz 96-65
Feb. 16: Basket Pila - GTK Gdynia 92-64
Feb. 16: Ksiezak Lowicz - Korsarz Gdansk 91-85
Feb. 16: Wilki Morskie - Notec 77-72
Feb. 16: Suchy Las - Trefl II Sopot 65-80

B

Feb. 16: Wschowa - Alba Chorzow 83-70
Feb. 16: Sudety - HK Zory 74-58
Feb. 16: Nysa Klodzko - GTK Gliwice 51-63
Feb. 16: WKK Wroclaw - Pogon Prudnik 113-48
Feb. 17: Mickiewicz - Tychy

C

Feb. 16: Legia - PWiK Piaseczno 69-71
Feb. 16: Handlopex AZS - Rosa II Radom 58-57
Feb. 17: AZS AGH Alstom - Wisla AWF Kr.


2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lukasz NIESOBSKI
  Sudety
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Niesobski, Sudety22.4 
 2. Grod, Notec21.3 
 3. Piotrkowski, AZS A.18.4 
 4. Pawlowski, Pogon P.18.2 
 5. Przyborowski, Pula.18.1 
 6. Gospodarek, Novum17.6 
 7. Niesobski, Sudety17.5 
 8. Zadecki, HK Zory17.4 
 9. Kolka, GTK Gdynia17.4 
 10. Kuczynski, Tur B.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Piotr KONSEK
  Korsarz .
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Konsek, Korsarz10.1 
 2. Mis, Handlopex AZS9.9 
 3. Pawlowski, Pogon P.9.8 
 4. Michalek, Basket P.9.7 
 5. Wojdyr, Wilki Mors.9.6 
 6. Wysocki, Tur B.9.2 
 7. Cetnar, Rosa I.9.0 
 8. Bzdyra, Tychy8.7 
 9. Grod, Notec8.4 
 10. Kapturski, Pulask.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dawid MIECZKOWSKI
  Pulask.
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Mieczkowski, Pulas.8.2 
 2. Stoklosa, Wilki M.7.8 
 3. Grzelinski, WKK W.7.1 
 4. Gospodarek, Novum6.1 
 5. Paszkiewicz, PWiK5.6 
 6. Ecka, AZS A.5.6 
 7. Kozak, Sudety5.1 
 8. Schenk, Rosa I.5.1 
 9. Jarosz, MKS S.5.1 
 10. Wrobel, GTK G.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Michael GOSPODAREK
  Novum L.
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Gospodarek, Novum3.4 
 2. Kapturski, Pulask.2.9 
 3. Kolka, GTK Gdynia2.7 
 4. Paszkiewicz, PWiK2.6 
 5. Schenk, Rosa I.2.6 
 6. Wojcik, MKS S.2.6 
 7. Grod, Notec2.6 
 8. Brembly, Trefl I.2.5 
 9. Jarosz, MKS S.2.3 
 10. Wluczynski, Ksiez.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Piotr MIS
  Handlopex AZS
  (204-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Mis, Handlopex AZS2.0 
 2. Nowerski, Legia1.9 
 3. Sobuta, Rosa I.1.8 
 4. Wysocki, Tur B.1.4 
 5. Michalek, Basket P.1.4 
 6. Wojdyr, Wilki Mors.1.3 
 7. Nedzi, Legia1.3 
 8. Milewski, AZS A.1.3 
 9. Rudnik, Basket Pila1.2 
 10. Cetnar, Rosa I.1.1 


Maciej Lampe selected the top Polish players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Poles who are currently playing abroad.

Maciej Lampe
Maciej Lampe
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Spain. He could not help Caja Laboral (4-3) in their last game. Despite Lampe's very good performance the fifth-placed Caja Laboral lost 74-85 on the road to the second-ranked Montepaschi Siena in the group F of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Lampe also added 5 rebounds in 24 minutes on the court. It was Caja Laboral's third consecutive loss in a row. Lampe has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.9% in the 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Swedish. Lampe is currently a member of the Polish senior national team.

David Logan
David Logan
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in Israel). He led Maccabi T-A to an easy victory against the league outsider Galil Gilboa (5-11) crushing them 91-56 in the Israeli Winner League last Sunday. Logan recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (15-1) is placed first in the Winner League. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. It's Logan's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 61.8%(34-55) and FT: 75.0%. Logan is a naturalized American. He played for the Polish national team in 2009. Logan used to play for WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Polish league.

Thomas Kelati
Thomas Kelati
   #3. The Polish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St., currently plays in Eurocup). He contributed to an overtime Valencia Basket's victory against the leader VEF Riga (3-2) 103-96 in the Eurocup on Tuesday night. Kelati scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 37 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group J. Valencia Basket (3-2) is placed second. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. Kelati has reliable stats this year: 11.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 48.9%(23-47) and FT: 76.9% in the eight games. He is another player who holds two passports: Eritrean and Polish. Ex-BOT Turow Zgorzelec player is also a member of the Polish senior national team.

Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat
   #4. Center Marcin Gortat (211-84, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Phoenix Suns (17-36) in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14) in the NBA. Gortat scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Phoenix Suns were crushed 97-69 at home by the Thunder. It was Suns' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Gortat has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 11.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7bpg. Gortat is also Polish national team player.

Michal Hlebowicki
Michal Hlebowicki
   #5. An experienced former international center Michal Hlebowicki (204-76, currently plays in Latvia), who plays in the Latvian LBL was not able to secure a victory for Jekabpils (13-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hlebowicki's good performance Jekabpils was defeated 95-88 on their home court in Jekabpils by the lower-ranked Liepaja (#9). He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Hlebowicki is currently fifth on the league's list of best blockers. His overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg and 6.0rpg. Hlebowicki used to play for the Polish national team eleven years ago.

Pawel Mroz
Pawel Mroz
   #6. Center Pawel Mroz (215-84, currently plays in Czech Republic) led Basketbal Svitavy to a victory over the seventh-ranked BK Lions Hradec (0-1) 92-75 in the Czech Republic NBL on Wednesday night. He was MVP of the game. Mroz recorded 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. Turi Svitavy (1-0) is placed second in Group A2. Mroz has very impressive stats this year: 15.2ppg and 6.7rpg in the 23 games. He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Polish team eleven years ago.

Jakub Wojciechowski
Jakub Wojciechowski
   #7. International power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in Torino's victory against the seventh-ranked Agrigento (12-10) 70-64 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Sunday night's game. Wojciechowski was the best player in that game. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. PMS Torino (19-3) is placed first in the Nazionale A. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. This season Wojciechowski has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg and 9.0rpg. Wojciechowski is also Polish national team player.

Tomasz Gielo
Tomasz Gielo
   #8. Forward Tomasz Gielo (206-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Liberty (5-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Liberty was edged 71-68 in Boiling Springs, NC by the Gardner-Webb University. Gielo recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Gielo's stats this year are: 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg in the 10 games. He plays currently for the Polish U20 national team.

Cezary Trybanski
Cezary Trybanski
   #9. Former international center Cezary Trybanski (218-79, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to Dzukija's victory against the closely-ranked Olimpas (22-9) 93-80 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) last Wednesday. Trybanski recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Dzukija Alytus (23-8) is placed second in the NKL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Trybanski is currently first on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very reliable stats this season: 12.7ppg, 10.5rpg and 3.3bpg. Trybanski used to play for the Polish national team twelve years ago.

Karol Gruszecki
Karol Gruszecki
   #10. Forward Karol Gruszecki (196-89, currently studies in the States) managed to help University of Texas at Arlington to win against the University of Idaho (5-9) 71-68 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Gruszecki scored 5 points. The University of Texas at Arlington has a solid 8-5 conference record this season. It was Texas Arlington's third consecutive victory in a row. Gruszecki's overall stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 3.3apg. He is a former U20 international player as five years ago he still played for the Polish national team.

   #11. International center Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-93, is currently at the American university) contributed to an easy victory against the Saint Mary's College of California 77-60 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Karnowski scored only 1 points in 3 minutes on the court. Karnowski averaged so far 14.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2spg in the 16 games. He plays currently for the Polish national team.

   #12. Former U18 international center Szymon Lukasiak (208-87, college: Jacksonville, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Nassjo in their game against LF Basket in the Swedish Basketligan. Lukasiak cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was defeated 81-72. Lukasiak's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg and 5.2rpg. He used to play for the Polish U18 national team back in 2005.

The list of other players, who all have Polish passport but never been selected to any of Polish national teams:

   #1. Vitaliy Kovalenko (203-F-84, currently plays in Ukraine) led Khimik to a 3-point victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla (15-14) 78-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. He recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (17-12) is placed fifth in the Superleague. This year Kovalenko's overall stats are: 8.2ppg and 2.8rpg in the 29 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Ukrainian.

   #2. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League could not help Maccabi Haifa (9-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Mekel's good performance Maccabi Haifa was edged 78-77 at home by the lower-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#9). He recorded 10 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Mekel is currently first on the league's list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.7apg and 1.4spg. Mekel is another player who holds two passports: Polish and Israeli.

   #3. Konrad Wysocki (201-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton, currently plays in EuroChallenge) contributed to a EWE Baskets' victory against the third-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (1-3) 72-66 in the EuroChallenge in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. EWE Baskets Oldenburg (4-0) is placed first in group L. So far his team won all four games in the Top 16. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game will be critical. This year Wysocki's overall stats are: 6.8ppg and 4.1rpg in the eight games. He has both Polish and German nationalities.

   #4. Dominik Malinowski (198-SG-91, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProB (third division) was not able to help SG Schwelmer Baskets (16-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance SG Schwelmer Baskets was edged 78-76 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Recklinghausen in the Group North. Malinowski was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was SG Schwelmer Baskets' first loss after eleven consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Malinowski's overall stats are: 7.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg in the 17 games. He also holds two passports: Polish and German. Despite Malinowski's Polish nationality, he previously played for the German U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Polish team.

   #5. Robert Lewandowski (208-F-89, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Czech Republic) led BK Usti nad Labem to a victory against the sixth-ranked Levharti Chomutov (0-1) 80-68 in the Czech Republic NBL on Wednesday night. Lewandowski recorded 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. SLUNETA Usti nad Labem (1-0) is placed first in Group A2. Lewandowski averaged so far 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He is a naturalized American. Lewandowski used to play for PGE Turow Zgorzelec in Polish league.

   #6. David Michalczyk (180-PG-89, currently plays in Germany) helped Hanau edge the tenth-ranked Dresden 88-86 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. He scored 11 points and added 3 passes in 28 minutes. This year Michalczyk's overall stats are: 3.2ppg and 3.3apg in the six games. He has Polish and German nationalities.

   #7. Maciej Baginski (195-SF-95, currently plays in Iceland) helped Njardvik win their game against the closely-ranked Stjarnan 87-77 in the Icelandic Dominos League last Monday. Baginski recorded 14 points in 22 minutes. This year Baginski's overall stats are: 8.1ppg and 3.5rpg in the 16 games. He holds both Polish and Icelandic passports. Despite Baginski's Polish nationality, he currently plays for the Icelandic U18 national team and cannot be called to the Polish team.

   #8. Patrick Wischnewski (191-G-87, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Leitershofen in their game against Licher Baeren in the German ProB (third division). Wischnewski scored 6 points. His team was defeated 70-62. Wischnewski averaged so far 14.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2spg. He has German and Polish nationalities. Despite Wischnewski's Polish passport, he previously played for the German U16 national team.



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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 13-1 
 2. CAB Madeira 11-3 
 3. Ovarense 10-4 
 4. Academica 10-5 
 5. Sampaense 8-6 
 6. Vitoria SC 7-7 
 7. Barcelos 6-7 
 8. Lusitania 4-10 
 9. Fisica 4-10 
 10. Alges 2-12 
 11. Galitos-Tley 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 16: Sampaense - Ovarense 85-80
Feb. 16: Academica - Alges 80-76
Feb. 16: Lusitania - Benfica 61-70
Feb. 17: Vitoria SC - Galitos-Tley

Round 4

Feb. 19: Lusitania - CAB Madeira


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Marko LONCOVIC
  Barcelos
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Loncovic, Barcelos20.5 
 2. Huggins, Lusitania19.8 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.19.1 
 4. Rapier, Sampaense18.5 
 5. Balseiro, Academica17.9 
 6. Baker, Sampaense16.9 
 7. Pinto, Galitos-Tley16.6 
 8. Oliveira, Barcelos16.4 
 9. Holt, Alges16.3 
 10. Hallman, Academica16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arnette HALLMAN
  Academica
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Hallman, Academica11.9 
 2. Momplasir, Lusitan.10.9 
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