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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 15-5 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 15-6 
 3. Partizan 13-8 
 4. Buducnost 13-8 
 5. Radnicki KG 12-8 
 6. Cedevita 12-9 
 7. Un.Olimpija 11-10 
 8. MZT Skopje 11-10 
 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. 17: Crvena Zvezda - Partizan 84-76
Feb. 17: Cedevita - MZT Skopje 78-80
Feb. 16: Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65-57
Feb. 16: KK Split - Krka 61-71
Feb. 18: Igokea - Zadar
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, Crvena15.9 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.5 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.2 
 7. White, Radnicki KG13.9 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona13.9 
 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. Bader, Szolnok7.9 
 3. Travis, Zadar7.7 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.7 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.6 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Gecevski, MZT S.5.7 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.6 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
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. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.2 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.2 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.1 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.3.0 
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. Worthington, Radni.1.4 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.4 
 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, Partizan1.3 
 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. Vujcic, KK Split0.5 



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  ARGENTINA   

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 


Kahiem Seawright claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Kahiem Seawright (203-C/F-86, agency: Edge Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for GECR Indalo and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25 (Second Stage).
The 26-year old had a double-double of 20 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Sionista (#10, 18-19) 94-89. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. GECR Indalo is placed at 9th position in Argentinian LigaA. GECR Indalo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 18th lost game this season out of 36 games. Seawright turned to be GECR Indalo's top player in his first season with the team. Rhode Island University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Seawright is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.6rpg) and averages solid 60.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old British forward Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr.. Phillip impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Union Progr. lost that overtime game 104-111 to the higher-ranked Penarol (#2, 24-11). Union Progr. is still in a red zone at 15th spot in the standings. 25 lost games are too many comparing to just ten victories Union Progr. managed to get this Second Stage. Phillip is a newcomer at Union Progr. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.2ppg (#1). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another GECR Indalo's star - American David Jackson (196-G-82). Jackson scored 26 points and passed four assists. He was another key player of GECR Indalo, helping his team with a 94-89 win against slightly lower-ranked Sionista (#10, 18-19). GECR Indalo needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 18 lost games. Jackson has a great season in Argentina. After 36 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.2ppg (4th best). He also has FGP: 57.0% and 3PT: 40.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Djibril Kante (205-C-80) of Atenas - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Victor Hugo Cajal (179-PG-80) of Union Progr. - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 13 assists
6. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of La Union - 17 points and 11 rebounds
7. Phillip Hopson (188-G-87) of Boca Jrs - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) of Penarol - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. James Williams (204-C-79) of Quimsa - 17 points and 9 rebounds
10. Cedric McGowan (200-F-85) of Olimpico LB - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



First U19 National team camp - by Facundo Iatzky

This week, 24 players started to train in Buenos Aires for the upcoming U19 world chapionship, to be played in Czech republic during june and july. the team will be coached by Nicolas Casalanguida who will join the team once he finishes his work with Regatas Corrientes in Liga A.
These are the names who will try to get a place in the final list of 12 players:

Pedro Barral (183-PG-94) - Obras Sanitarias

-Franco Barroso (207-C-94) - Atenas - Cordoba

-Matias Bernardini (190-G-94) - Sportmen Unidos Rosario

-Gabriel Deck (194-F-95) - Quimsa - Santiago del Estero

-Martin Delgado (202-C-94) - Argentino de Junin

-Lucas Gonzalez (200-PF-94) - Instituto Cordoba

-Rodrigo Haag (193-SG-95) - Echague Parana

-Tomas Ligorria (197-F-94) - Atenas de Cordoba

-Martin Massone (191-G/F-94) - GEVP

-Alvaro Merlo (182-PG-95) - Ciclista Juninense

-Andres Miguel (184-PG-94) - Argentino de Junin

-Julian Morales (193-F-95) - Penarol Mar del plata

-Ignacio Moreno (197-F-94) - Huracan de Trelew

-Camilo Paniagua (200-F-95) - Obras Sanitarias

-Patricio Pinero (196-F-95) - Quilmes Mar del plata

-Lucio Reinaudi (185-PG-95) - Sportivo 9 de Julio - Cordoba

-Javier Saiz (202-F-94) - Hindu club - Cordoba

-Luciano Tognon (205-C-94)- Regatas Corrientes

-Gonzalo Torres (202-C-94) - Weber Estudiantes Bahia Blanca

-Facundo Vallejos (204-C-95) - Boca Juniors

-Juan Vaulet (198-PF-96) - Hindu Cordoba

-Lucas Vildoza (191-SG-95) - Quilmes Mar Del Plata

-Gaston Whelan (187-G-94) - Hindu Club - Cordoba

-Nicolas Zurschmitten (183-G-95)- Atenas Cordoba



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 16: KL Dragons - Petron Blaze 82-76
Feb. 17: Singapore S. - Saigon H. 80-69
Feb. 15: Thailand S. - Satria Muda 74-90
Feb. 13: Thailand S. - Petron Blaze 73-77
Feb. 13: Satria Muda - Singapore S. 61-48

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 22: Saigon H. - Singapore S.
Feb. 24: Singapore S. - Petron Blaze
Feb. 27: KL Dragons - Saigon H.


Round 5: Saigon Heat is defeated by Singapore Slingers - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (3-3) and fourth ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Saigon Heat was defeated by Singapore Slingers in Singapore 80-69. Singapore Slingers outrebounded Saigon Heat 54-26 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-84, college: UALR) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 23 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import center Kyle Jeffers (207-85, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 16 points and 17 rebounds. Singapore Slingers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward David Palmer (206-86, college: N.Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds. Singapore Slingers moved-up to second place, which they share with Petron Blaze and Saigon H. Singapore Slingers is looking forward to face league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saigon Heat will play on the road against KL Dragons in Kuala Lumpur and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (3-3) against fifth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Petron Blaze was defeated by KL Dragons in a tough game in Kuala Lumpur 76-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Petron Blaze. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) nailed 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 8 steals for the winning side and Gavin Edwards accounted for 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Gabe Freeman (198-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds for Petron Blaze in the defeat. Petron Blaze's coach Olsen Racela rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons maintains fifth place with 3-4 record. Petron Blaze at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Singapore S. and Saigon H.. KL Dragons will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Petron Blaze will play against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Indonesian Satria Muda's (#1, 6-2) victory against 4th placed Singapore Singapore Slingers (3-3) 61-48. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Chris Daniels who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Rashad Jones-Jennings produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for the guests. Satria Muda (6-2) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Singapore Slingers dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Petron Blaze and Saigon H.. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Singapore Slingers will play against the league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ASEAN League top team - Indonesian Satria Muda (6-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (2-5) in Bangkok 90-74. Chris Daniels orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. Thailand Slammers' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Satria Muda. They maintain first place with 6-2 record. Thailand Slammers at the other side stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Bangkok was also quite interesting. Second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (3-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (2-5). Petron Blaze managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73 on Wednesday. Gabe Freeman stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Petron Blaze maintains second place with 3-3 record having five points less than leader Satria Muda, which they share with Singapore S. and Saigon H. Loser Thailand Slammers stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Petron Blaze will face Singapore Slingers (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 12 rebounds by Christien Charles of Thailand S..


Singapore S. - Saigon H. 80-69

The game between third ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (3-3) and fourth ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Saigon Heat was defeated by Singapore Slingers in Singapore 80-69. Singapore Slingers outrebounded Saigon Heat 54-26 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-84, college: UALR) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 23 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import center Kyle Jeffers (207-85, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 16 points and 17 rebounds. Singapore Slingers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward David Palmer (206-86, college: N.Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds and Filipino guard Jai Reyes (173) scored 22 points. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. Singapore Slingers moved-up to second place, which they share with Petron Blaze and Saigon H. Singapore Slingers is looking forward to face league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saigon Heat will play on the road against KL Dragons in Kuala Lumpur and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: J.Reyes 22+1reb+2ast, D.Palmer 20+16reb, L.Tieu 12+3reb, B.Wisniewski 11+1reb+2ast, P.Aaron Morrison 2+2reb+1ast, K.Dehesa 2+1reb
Singapore S.: R.Jones-Jennings 24+23reb, W.Long Wong 20+1reb+4ast, K.Jeffers 16+17reb, S.Cabatu 7+5reb, W.Jie Oh Desmond 5+1reb+3ast, D.Dulay 4+1reb
gschID: 229697


KL Dragons - Petron Blaze 82-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (3-3) against fifth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Petron Blaze was defeated by KL Dragons in a tough game in Kuala Lumpur 76-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Petron Blaze. It looked good early as Petron Blaze took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then KL Dragons had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Petron Blaze was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-82. KL Dragons forced 23 Petron Blaze turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) nailed 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 8 steals for the winning side and power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) accounted for 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Gabe Freeman (198-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) added 12 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks respectively for Petron Blaze in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Petron Blaze's coach Olsen Racela rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons maintains fifth place with 3-4 record. Petron Blaze at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Singapore S. and Saigon H.. KL Dragons will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Petron Blaze will play against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Petron Blaze: G.Freeman 22+14reb+1ast, C.Banchero 20+1reb+5ast, B.Williams 12+16reb+5ast, L.Avenido 10+5reb+2ast, P.Taulava 5+8reb+3ast, E.Menk 4+4reb+1ast
KL Dragons: S.Monroe 32+7reb+6ast, J.Melton 19+2reb+3ast, G.Edwards 13+13reb+2ast, P.Cabahug 10+3reb+1ast, M.Tautuaa 8+9reb, S.Kuppusamy 0+1reb
gschID: 229696


Thailand S. - Satria Muda 74-90

ASEAN League top team - Indonesian Satria Muda (6-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (2-5) in Bangkok 90-74. The game without a history. Satria Muda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. His fellow American import power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Satria Muda players scored in double figures. American power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and Wutipong Dawsom added 23 points in the effort for Thailand Slammers. Thailand Slammers' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Satria Muda. They maintain first place with 6-2 record. Thailand Slammers at the other side stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Thailand S.: C.Charles 27+12reb+2ast, W.Dawsom 23+1reb+1ast, W.Tongsri 10+2ast, F.Baguion 7+3reb+8ast, C.Klahan 2+2reb+2ast, D.Kongkum 2+1reb
Satria Muda: C.Daniels 22+14reb+6ast, M.Wuysang 16+4ast, S.Thomas 15+11reb+2ast, J.Canada 14+1reb+3ast, J.Smith 13+2reb+1ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229695


Satria Muda - Singapore S. 61-48

Very significant was Indonesian Satria Muda's (#1, 6-2) victory against 4th placed Singapore Singapore Slingers (3-3) 61-48. The game without a history. Satria Muda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. Four Satria Muda players scored in double figures. Power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-84, college: UALR) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and center Kyle Jeffers (207-85, college: Oregon St.) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Satria Muda (6-2) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Singapore Slingers dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Petron Blaze and Saigon H.. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Singapore Slingers will play against the league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: R.Jones-Jennings 19+14reb+1ast, K.Jeffers 9+7reb+3ast, S.Cabatu 9+2reb+1ast, D.Dulay 5+3reb+3ast, W.Jie Oh Desmond 4+4reb+1ast, M.Folkoff 2+5reb
Satria Muda: J.Smith 11+1reb+2ast, J.Canada 11+6reb+1ast, C.Daniels 10+12reb+3ast, M.Wuysang 10+1reb+1ast, S.Thomas 9+12reb+1ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 229693


Thailand S. - Petron Blaze 73-77

The game in Bangkok was also quite interesting. Second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (3-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (2-5). Petron Blaze managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 41-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Petron Blaze dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Thailand Slammers' 38. American forward Gabe Freeman (198-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and point guard Chris Banchero (185-90, college: Seattle Pacific) chipped in 26 points and 4 assists. Freeman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) responded with 7 points, 15 assists and 4 steals and American power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 9 blocks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Petron Blaze maintains second place with 3-3 record having five points less than leader Satria Muda, which they share with Singapore S. and Saigon H. Loser Thailand Slammers stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Petron Blaze will face Singapore Slingers (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Thailand S.: M.Earl 16+5reb, J.Fernandez 13+2ast, C.Charles 12+13reb+1ast, W.Dawsom 7+1reb, F.Baguion 7+4reb+15ast, K.Lertlaaokul 7+2reb+1ast
Petron Blaze: C.Banchero 26+2reb+4ast, G.Freeman 20+13reb+1ast, P.Taulava 11+5reb, L.Avenido 8+1reb, E.Menk 4+1reb+1ast, B.Williams 3+11reb+6ast
gschID: 229694



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 20-3 
 2. Wildcats 17-5 
 3. Tigers 10-11 
 4. Kings 10-13 
 5. Hawks 10-13 
 6. Crocodiles 8-14 
 7. Taipans 7-14 
 8. 36ers 7-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 15: Breakers - Hawks 92-84
Feb. 17: Hawks - Crocodiles 86-62
Feb. 15: Wildcats - Crocodiles 80-52
Feb. 17: Tigers - Wildcats 79-83
Feb. 15: Kings - Taipans 75-78
Feb. 16: Taipans - 36ers 68-71

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 21: Wildcats - Tigers
Feb. 22: Taipans - Crocodiles
Feb. 22: Hawks - 36ers
Feb. 24: Kings - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Crocodiles
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Ervin, Crocodiles18.5 
 2. Madgen, Kings17.9 
 3. Flynn, Tigers17.7 
 4. Wilson, Taipans16.4 
 5. Jackson, Breakers16.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats15.7 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.7 
 8. Deleon, Hawks14.9 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats14.5 
 10. Knight, Wildcats14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.5 
 2. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Lazare, Kings7.5 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Scott, Tigers6.8 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.4 
 10. Schenscher, 36ers6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.4 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.7 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.2 
 8. Deleon, Hawks3.0 
 9. Bruce, Kings2.9 
 10. Henry, Kings2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.1 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.5 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles1.3 
 5. Henry, Kings1.2 
 6. Tovey, Wildcats1.1 
 7. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.1 
 8. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Edwards, Taipans1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.6 
 2. Scott, Tigers0.9 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats0.9 
 4. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 5. Schenscher, 36ers0.9 
 6. Hinder, Crocodiles0.7 
 7. Edwards, Taipans0.7 
 8. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 9. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 10. Hudson, Breakers0.7 


Deleon wins Round 19 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

Wollongong Hawks import Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington) put on a scoring master class, dropping 61 points in two games to take the NBL Player of the Week for Round 19 of the iiNet NBL Championship.

The Hawks guard was at his electrifying best, first posting 33 points (12-of-17FG) in the 92-84 road loss to New Zealand before another game-high 28 points (10-of-11FT) in the crushing 86-62 win over Townsville.

In one of the best scoring displays seen in the iiNet NBL Championship this season, the former Eastern Washington University star amassed 61 points on 57% shooting from the floor, helping the Hawks back into the top four.

Deleon's teammate Oscar Forman was lights out, posting 21 points (9-of-12FG) in the loss to the Breakers and 22 points (6-of-7 3FG) in the win over the Crocodiles.

Tigers' star Jonny Flynn continued his stellar run of form since the turn of the year, posting 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the 83-79 home loss to the Perth Wildcats.

Breakers big Mika Vukona (24 points on 11-of-14FG) and Sydney Kings centre Ian Crosswhite (21 points on 8-of-12FG and 10 rebounds) were also in NBL Player of the Week contention.



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Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 16-5 
 2. Gmunden 15-5 
 3. Kapfenberg 15-5 
 4. Klosterneub. 14-6 
 5. Gussing 12-9 
 6. Oberwart 11-9 
 7. Wels 11-9 
 8. UBSC Graz 8-13 
 9. Furstenfeld 7-14 
 10. St.Polten 3-18 
 11. Arkadia 1-20 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 17: St.Polten - Furstenfeld 88-95
Feb. 17: Gussing - BC Vienna 83-79
Feb. 17: Arkadia - UBSC Graz 72-88
Feb. 18: Klosterneub. - Kapfenberg
Feb. 21: Oberwart - Gmunden


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Samo GRUM
  Furstenfeld
  (193-G/F-79)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Grum, Furstenfeld20.4 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.19.8 
 3. Tiedeman, Wels19.5 
 4. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.2 
 5. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.1 
 6. Ray, BC Vienna17.7 
 7. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.4 
 8. Dale, UBSC G.17.4 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.3 
 10. Kovacevic, St.Po.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.0 
 3. Heard, Gussing8.0 
 4. Washington, Wels7.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
 6. Johnson, Oberwart6.8 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.7 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.5 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna6.4 
 10. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giovonne WOODS
  Kapfenberg
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.2 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.5 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.7 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.6 
 9. Brown, Gmunden3.5 
 10. Zeleznik, Kloster.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.5 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna1.8 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 5. Markovic, UBSC G.1.5 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 8. Woods, Kapfenberg1.4 
 9. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden0.9 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Greimeister, Klost.0.6 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenbe.0.6 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Vienna Timb. 16-2 
 2. Mattersb.R. 14-4 
 3. Mistelbach 13-4 
 4. Basket Flames 13-4 
 5. Worthersee 10-8 
 6. Dornbirn 6-12 
 7. Falcons 5-12 
 8. Kos Celovec 5-13 
 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. 17: Mattersb.R. - Kos Celovec 72-45
Feb. 16: Basket Flames - Dornbirn 68-67
Feb. 22: Basket Flames - Mistelbach



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Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 12-5 
 2. M.Hainaut 11-6 
 3. Aalstar 11-6 
 4. Spirou 10-6 
 5. Antwerp 9-8 
 6. Liege 6-11 
 7. Leuven 5-11 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 12: Spirou - Verviers-Pep. 95-67
Feb. 15: Antwerp - Verviers-Pep. 90-68
Feb. 15: Liege - M.Hainaut 79-93
Feb. 15: Spirou - Oostende 77-65
Feb. 17: Leuven - Aalstar 68-89

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 21: Spirou - Antwerp
Feb. 22: Oostende - Leuven
Feb. 23: Verviers-Pep. - Liege
Feb. 23: Aalstar - M.Hainaut


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Spirou18.9 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar18.1 
 3. Mukubu, Liege17.2 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende16.9 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.4 
 6. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 7. Raivio, Aalstar16.0 
 8. Aleksandrov, Vervi.15.9 
 9. Robinson, Leuven15.9 
 10. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Spirou9.7 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende7.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.0 
 4. Thondique, Antwerp6.7 
 5. Tofi, Aalstar6.7 
 6. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 7. Gillet, Liege6.4 
 8. Mukubu, Liege6.1 
 9. Wright, Oostende6.0 
 10. Aleksandrov, Verv.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.6 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.8 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.5 
 5. Thompson, Aalstar3.7 
 6. Walsh, Spirou3.5 
 7. Raivio, Aalstar3.5 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.4 
 9. Moors, Antwerp3.2 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.4 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.2 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp1.7 
 7. Thompson, Aalstar1.7 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 9. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
 10. Riddick, Spirou1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.4 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 4. Ferguson, Verviers.1.2 
 5. Dukes, Leuven1.0 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Thondique, Antwerp0.7 
 8. Young, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Williamson, Liege0.5 


Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Houthalen 15-5 
 2. Sint-Jan Ant. 15-7 
 3. Kangor.-Boom 14-6 
 4. Gembo BBC 13-6 
 5. St-Niklase 12-9 
 6. Waregem 12-9 
 7. Excelsior 11-9 
 8. M.Hainaut II 11-10 
 9. CEP Fleurus 10-10 
 10. Gent Dragons 10-10 
 11. Sprimont 9-10 
 12. Tongeren 9-13 
 13. Oudenaarde 7-14 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-18 
 15. Giants II 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 16: Waregem - Essor Charleroi 80-65
Feb. 16: Gent Dragons - Tongeren 73-77
Feb. 16: Sint-Jan Ant. - St-Niklase 67-59
Feb. 17: Giants II - CEP Fleurus
Feb. 17: Excelsior - Gembo BBC
Feb. 17: Houthalen - Kangor.-Boom
Feb. 17: Oudenaarde - M.Hainaut II


Ethias League Round 17: Leader Base Oostende loses to Spirou Charleroi - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Base Oostende (12-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Spirou Charleroi 77-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Base Oostende. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) produced 26 points for the guests. Base Oostende's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. Defending champion Base Oostende still keeps top position with five games lost. Spirou Charleroi are looking forward to face Antwerp Giants (#5) at home in the next round. Base Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Leuven supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Okapi Aalstar (11-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Leuven Bears (5-11). Okapi Aalstar smashed Leuven Bears 89-68. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Ryan Thompson contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Bradford Burgess (198-90, college: VCU, agency: Interperformances) answered with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Leuven Bears. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Okapi Aalstar have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Okapi Aalstar will play against league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Leuven Bears will play on the road against the league's leader Base Oostende (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Liege was also quite interesting. Second ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (11-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Liege Basket (6-11). Belfius Mons-Hainaut defeated Liege Basket 93-79 on Friday. Quincy Taylor stepped up and scored 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. Wen Boss Mukubu responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Liege Basket's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second place with 11-6 record behind leader Oostende, which they share with Aalstar. Liege Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet Okapi Aalstar (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Liege Basket will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Charleroi. Local Spirou Charleroi (10-6) outscored 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-14) 95-67. The game was also dominated by American players. Devin Green nailed 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Spirou Charleroi's coach Giovanni Bozzi felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Spirou Charleroi's next round opponent will be Antwerp Giants (#5) at home. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 17 bottom-ranked Verviers-Pep. was crushed by Antwerp in a road game 90-68.


Leuven - Aalstar 68-89

The game in Leuven supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Okapi Aalstar (11-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Leuven Bears (5-11). Okapi Aalstar smashed Leuven Bears 89-68. The game without a history. Okapi Aalstar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Okapi Aalstar outrebounded Leuven Bears 36-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Bradford Burgess (198-90, college: VCU, agency: Interperformances) answered with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Leuven Bears. Four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Okapi Aalstar have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Okapi Aalstar will play against league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Leuven Bears will play on the road against the league's leader Base Oostende (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: D.Raivio 34+4reb+6ast, R.Thompson 17+6reb+9ast, J.Tofi 14+10reb+2ast, L.Cummard 8+6reb, C.Young 8+8reb, H.VanLangenhove 6
Leuven: B.Burgess 20+7reb+4ast, J.Dukes 11+2reb+3ast, N.Marnegrave 11+2reb+2ast, G.Robinson 10+2reb+2ast, I.Hanavan 9+8reb+1ast, T.Deroover 3
gschID: 187302


Antwerp - Verviers-Pep. 90-68

There was no surprise when 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-14) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (9-8) 90-68. It looked good early as VOO Verviers-Pepinster took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Antwerp Giants had a 24-13 second period charge getting the lead and VOO Verviers-Pepinster was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-90. Antwerp Giants forced 20 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. American point guard Bryan Hopkins (183-83, college: SMU) nailed 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and the former international center Yannick Driesen (215-88) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds. Driesen is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Antwerp Giants' coach Paul Vervaeck felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) added 12 points and 10 assists respectively for VOO Verviers-Pepinster in the defeat. Five Antwerp Giants and four VOO Verviers-Pepinster players scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants maintains fifth place with 9-8 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Antwerp Giants' next round opponent will be higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Liege Basket (#6) in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: B.Hopkins 19+4reb+5ast, T.Black 15+2reb+5ast, Y.Driesen 14+8reb+2ast, J.Mwema 13+7reb, D.Donkor 12+2reb, R.Moors 11+1reb+5ast
Verviers-Pep.: N.Aleksandrov 22+5reb, S.Moris 18+4reb, J.Anderson 12+3reb+10ast, C.Ferguson 10+6reb, D.Tubak 6+4reb+2ast, B.Lemaire 0
gschID: 187301


Spirou - Oostende 77-65

Top ranked Base Oostende (12-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Spirou Charleroi 77-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Base Oostende. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) produced 26 points and power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Base Oostende's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. Defending champion Base Oostende still keeps top position with five games lost. Spirou Charleroi are looking forward to face Antwerp Giants (#5) at home in the next round. Base Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Allen 22+9reb, J.Randle 17+2reb+5ast, D.Green 13+7reb+3ast, G.Dandridge 7+2reb, S.Massot 6+9reb+1ast, A.Riddick 5+3reb+1ast
Oostende: M.Lojeski 26+4reb+1ast, B.Wright 11+6reb+1ast, M.Stojic 9+3reb+1ast, W.Wilkinson 9+8reb, D.Katnic 3+1reb, Q.Serron 3+5reb
gschID: 187300


Liege - M.Hainaut 79-93

The game in Liege was also quite interesting. Second ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (11-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Liege Basket (6-11). Belfius Mons-Hainaut defeated Liege Basket 93-79 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-79. Belfius Mons-Hainaut shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) stepped up and scored 21 points and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Monwell Randle (203-83, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American power forward Gary Ware (205-83, college: Purdue, agency: TSS Management) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Liege Basket's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second place with 11-6 record behind leader Oostende, which they share with Aalstar. Liege Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet Okapi Aalstar (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Liege Basket will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 21+4reb+4ast, J.Cage 17+7reb+2ast, M.Randle 14+12reb+1ast, J.Wallace 13+1reb+3ast, G.Muya 10+3ast, J.Bostic 9+3reb+3ast
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 18+5reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 15+2reb+1ast, B.Monteiro 15+2reb, G.Ware 13+8reb, P.Gillet 8+8reb, G.Hockins 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 187299


Spirou - Verviers-Pep. 95-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Charleroi. Local Spirou Charleroi (10-6) outscored 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-14) 95-67. The game was mostly controlled by Spirou Charleroi. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spirou Charleroi forced 19 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by VOO Verviers-Pepinster helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was also dominated by American players. Swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) nailed 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi's coach Giovanni Bozzi felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds and center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for VOO Verviers-Pepinster in the defeat. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Spirou Charleroi's next round opponent will be Antwerp Giants (#5) at home. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Green 18+7reb+2ast, M.Walsh 17+7reb+2ast, S.Massot 17+7reb+2ast, J.Randle 14+6ast, G.Dandridge 9+3reb+1ast, C.Beghin 7+2reb+3ast
Verviers-Pep.: J.Anderson 22+5reb+2ast, C.Ferguson 16+9reb+2ast, Y.Moray 14+7reb+1ast, S.Moris 8+9reb+1ast, B.Lemaire 3+3reb, Y.Baeri 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 230409



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 16: Posusje - Servitium 92-52
Feb. 16: Leotar - Radnik B. 88-86
Feb. 16: Vogosca - Capljina 82-94
Feb. 16: Varda HE - Bosna 78-69
Feb. 16: Kakanj - Mladost 76-73
Feb. 16: Borac Nektar - Zrinjski HT


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Vogosca
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 24
 1. Tuljkovic, Vogosca24.0 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.0 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.19.5 
 4. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.5 
 5. Hot, Vogosca18.0 
 6. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost17.1 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar17.1 
 9. Bjelica, Capljina17.0 
 10. Peljto, Kakanj16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko JOSILO
  Varda HE
  (201-G-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Josilo, Varda HE9.2 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT8.0 
 4. Lalovic, Zrinjski.7.9 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.7.1 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost6.8 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.6 
 8. Erkic, Radnik B.6.6 
 9. Rizvic, Bosna6.6 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.8 
 2. Peljto, Kakanj6.3 
 3. Kascelan, Leotar5.9 
 4. Kovacevic, Capljina5.5 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.5.3 
 6. Hodzic, Bosna5.2 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.2 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje4.9 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.5 
 10. Kastratovic, Vard.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hot, Vogosca3.0 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 3. Bjelica, Capljina2.4 
 4. Lovric, Posusje2.2 
 5. Knezevic, Mladost1.7 
 6. Hodzic, Bosna1.6 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.1.6 
 8. Kastratovic, Varda1.5 
 9. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.4 
 2. Popovic, Capljina0.6 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 4. Djuranovic, Borac0.6 
 5. Simic, Radnik B.0.5 
 6. Suljagic, Kakanj0.5 
 7. Demic, Bosna0.5 
 8. Buza, Bosna0.5 
 9. Leric, Bosna0.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik0.5 


Luka Drezga signs at Kakanj - by Eurobasket News

KK Kakanj (Division I) landed 26-year old Croatian guard Luka Drezga (196-87). He supposed to play at Helios in Slovenian Telemach League. In 7 games this season he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.6rpg. The last season Drezga played at Borik Puntamika (A1) in Croatian league. In 13 games last year he had 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at GKK Sibenik (A2) in Croatian league earlier that year. The other team Drezga played shortly was Olin Edirne (TBL) in Turkish league. In four games he had 5.5ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 4 games in EuroChallenge where he had 3.5ppg and 2.0rpg. Drezga was tried-out by Fenerbahce Ulker (TBL) in Turkish league earlier that season.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 7 games he had 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. Drezga also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2009. Drezga was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2008 and 2010. He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 73.1%.
Drezga has played also professionally in Croatia (Trogir).
His game is described as: Great scorer.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 21-1 
 2. Brasilia 16-4 
 3. Uberlandia 16-6 
 4. Bauru 15-7 
 5. Franca 15-8 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 13-6 
 7. S.Jose/Unimed 13-11 
 8. Paulistano 12-10 
 9. Minas 12-11 
 10. Basquete Cearense 10-11 
 11. Liga Sorocaba 10-13 
 12. Limeira 9-13 
 13. Mogi das Cruzes 8-14 
 14. Joinville 8-14 
 15. Vila Velha 8-15 
 16. Palmeiras 5-17 
 17. Tijuca TC 4-19 
 18. Suzano 3-18 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 16: Palmeiras - Minas 96-87
Feb. 16: Bauru - Basquete Cearense 95-84
Feb. 16: Suzano - Vila Velha 88-94
Feb. 16: Flamengo - Franca 86-91
Feb. 16: Joinville - S.Jose/Unimed 79-93
Feb. 16: Limeira - Mogi das Cruzes 71-79
Feb. 16: Liga Sorocaba - Brasilia 70-100
Feb. 16: Tijuca TC - Uberlandia 63-83

Round 21

Feb. 17: Pinheiros/Sky - Suzano

Round 23

Feb. 18: Bauru - Brasilia
Feb. 18: Flamengo - Uberlandia


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.7 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 3. Simmons, Vila Velha20.2 
 4. Holloway, Liga S.19.7 
 5. Antonio, S.Jose/U.18.9 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.18.1 
 7. Day, Uberlandia18.1 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.17.8 
 10. Dos Santos, Brasi.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.9.0 
 2. Rodriguez, Flame.9.0 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.9.0 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.8 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.6 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 7. Castellar, Limeira7.5 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.1 
 9. Rodrigues, Minas6.8 
 10. Teichmann, Franca6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.7 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 4. Smith, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.0 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia5.0 
 7. Taylor, Bauru4.9 
 8. Campos, Suzano4.7 
 9. Lima, Limeira4.5 
 10. Dawkins, Liga S.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 4. Teichmann, Franca0.1 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 6. Ferreira, Uberland.0.1 
 7. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.1 
 8. Mensah, Flamengo0.1 
 9. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 10. Silva, Brasilia0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Campos, Suzano2.1 
 2. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.1 
 3. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.0 
 4. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 5. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.8 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.1.8 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. Simmons, Vila Velha1.7 
 9. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.1.6 
 10. Teichmann, Franca1.6 


Ginastico sign four more players - by Paulo Freire

Ginastico B.Horizont basketball team continue to build their roster, the managers of the team have agreed with four more players for the dispute of Brazil Cup.
The point guard Bernardo Barreto (183-PG-83), the small forward Bruno da Silva (205-F-81, college: W.Florida) and Luis Fernando Lima (193-G-93), and the forward Gedson Thawan (202-F-91) are the new faces of the team.
Bernardo Barreto is a very knowing local player from Minas Gerais State that has played for almost all teams in the region.
Gedson Thawan is a young player that was formed in the rival club the Olympico and is now ready to start getting playing time in the professional level.
Bruno is a forward that can open to shoot the three point, his last club was the Vila Velha.
Luis Fernando is a young talent formed by the young bascis team of Araraquara who is looking to get his feet wet on the Pro-Level.




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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 15-2 
 2. Levski Sofia 14-3 
 3. Rilski Sportist 12-5 
 4. Balkan 11-6 
 5. Tundja Yambol 9-8 
 6. Cherno More 7-9 
 7. Beroe 7-10 
 8. Chernomorets 5-11 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-13 
 10. U20 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 15: Cherno More - U20 84-55
Feb. 16: Lukoil Academik - Balkan 82-71
Feb. 17: Levski Sofia - Tundja Yambol 78-67
Feb. 16: Spartak Pleven - Beroe 78-103
Feb. 17: Rilski Sportist - Chernomorets 101-80

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 22: Beroe - Rilski Sportist
Feb. 23: Balkan - Spartak Pleven
Feb. 23: U20 - Lukoil Academik
Feb. 23: Chernomorets - Levski Sofia
Feb. 23: Tundja Yambol - Cherno More


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.8 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.2 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.19.1 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.1 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.17.8 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.2 
 8. Marinovic, Levski16.7 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.7 
 10. Green, Lukoil A.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.14.0 
 2. Galiotos, Cherno M.9.5 
 3. Santos, Balkan9.5 
 4. Milosevic, Tundja8.9 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.6 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.1 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.6.9 
 9. Dupree, Rilski S.6.8 
 10. Varbanov, Levski6.6 
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.4.6 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.4 
 7. Velikov, Cherno M.4.3 
 8. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 9. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
 10. Massamba, Lukoil3.8 
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.2.5 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.1 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.2.1 
 6. Walker, Beroe2.1 
 7. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 8. Holmes, Beroe2.1 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.9 
 10. Mirkovic, Rilski1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.0 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.7 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.5 
 4. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.2 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.1 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 9. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 10. Galiotos, Cherno0.8 


Victory number 14 for Levski - by Valentin Anguelov

Levski achieved victory number 14 in the NBL championship after they beat Yambol for the second time this season. Levski got a 20 points half time lead and despite little setback in the second half were able to hold it for the final score of 78-67. This was the 14-th victory of the season for Levski, they have also three losses and are still second in the standings, round before the end of the second stage of the championship. In its latest round next Thursday Levski visit Chernomorets before preparing and participating in the finals of the National Cup in Varna.

Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) set his record for the season 33 points. He added four rebounds and three assists for a total rate of 33 - enough for the best player index in the entire league for the past round. Serbian Marko Marinovic added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Martin Durchev was the top scorer for Yambol with 20 points.



NBL Round 17: Lukoil Academik defeats Balkan in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

An interesting game for Lukoil Academik (15-2) which hosted in Sofia 3rd placed Balkan (11-6). First ranked Lukoil Academik managed to get a 11-point victory 82-71. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Balkan. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Balkan managed to win fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Lukoil Academik outrebounded Balkan 33-22 including 25 on the defensive glass. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Bozhidar Avramov (196-90, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82) answered with 21 points and 4 assists for Balkan. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lukoil Academik have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena U20.
Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-9) 84-55. Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Asen Velikov chipped in 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikolay Stoyanov (195-94) responded with 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Euroins Cherno More maintains sixth place with 7-9 record. U20 lost their seventeenth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings. Euroins Cherno More will play against higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Beroe smashed Spartak Pleven on the road 103-78. Rilski Sportist destroyed Chernomorets on its own court 101-80. Tundja Yambol unfortunately lost to Levski Sofia in a road game 67-78.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 33 points (!!!) by Chavdar Kostov of Levski Sofia.


Spartak Pleven - Beroe 78-103

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Beroe (7-10) crushed on the road 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-13) 103-78. The game without a history. Beroe 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 Spartak Pleven's 26 and made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Spartak Pleven 35-18 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) stepped up and scored 30 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import center Mitchell Carter (208, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC) chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds. Carter is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Veselin Georgiev (196-86) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) scored 10 points and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh place with 7-10 record. Spartak Pleven lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Beroe will play against higher ranked Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Balkan (#4) in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Beroe: R.Holmes 30+5reb+1ast, W.Walker 17+2reb+7ast, M.Carter 15+12reb+1ast, S.Tsvetkov 15+4reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+5reb+2ast, M.Hart 8+4reb
Spartak Pleven: V.Georgiev 18+5reb+2ast, I.Stankov 12+2reb+1ast, D.Agre 12+3reb, R.Sofroniev 12+3reb, D.Marintchechki 11+3reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 10+2reb+6ast
gschID: 230610


Rilski Sportist - Chernomorets 101-80

Very expected game when 8th ranked Chernomorets (5-11) was smashed by third ranked Rilski Sportist (12-5) in Samokov 101-80. It looked good early as Chernomorets took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rilski Sportist had a 23-19 second period charge getting the lead and Chernomorets was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 80-101. Rilski Sportist dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 46. Rilski Sportist forced 19 Chernomorets turnovers. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 21 points and 6 assists for the winners and international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. American center James Tyler (218-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds and Serbian guard Petar Rakovic (190-89) scored 14 points and 7 assists. Five Rilski Sportist and four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rilski Sportist maintains third place with 12-5 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Rilski Sportist will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Chernomorets will play at home against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 21+4reb+6ast, H.Zahariev 16+5reb+3ast, B.Dupree 12+10reb+2ast, A.Caloiaro 12+6reb+2ast, T.Gugino 11+7reb+3ast, T.Smith 10+1ast
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 20+16reb, K.Raykov 18+1reb+1ast, P.Rakovic 14+3reb+7ast, I.Slavchev 14+3reb+2ast, K.Koev 6+3reb+3ast, T.Zahariev 3+1reb
gschID: 230612


Levski Sofia - Tundja Yambol 78-67

Rather predictable result when second ranked Levski Sofia (14-3) won against at home 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (9-8) 78-67. The game was mostly controlled by Levski Sofia. Tundja Yambol was better in fourth quarter 27-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski Sofia made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game, while Tundja Yambol only scored nine points from the stripe. Tundja Yambol was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. International Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!) for the winners and Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. International Martin Durchev (204-87) responded with 20 points and guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Levski Sofia. They maintain second place with 14-3 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Tundja Yambol at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Levski Sofia will play against Chernomorets (#8) in Burgas in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tundja Yambol will play at home against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: C.Kostov 33+4reb+3ast, M.Marinovic 20+6reb+5ast, D.Anguelov 8+6reb+2ast, S.Georgiev 8+5reb+1ast, D.Filipov 4+1ast, P.Ivanov 3+3reb
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 20+4reb+3ast, S.Govedarov 13+6reb+2ast, N.Milosevic 11+4reb, B.Ormon 8+6reb, J.Radionov 7+3reb+8ast, S.Petkov 4+6reb
gschID: 230608


Lukoil Academik - Balkan 82-71

An interesting game for Lukoil Academik (15-2) which hosted in Sofia 3rd placed Balkan (11-6). First ranked Lukoil Academik managed to get a 11-point victory 82-71. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Balkan. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Balkan managed to win fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Lukoil Academik outrebounded Balkan 33-22 including 25 on the defensive glass. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Bozhidar Avramov (196-90, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82) answered with 21 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Balkan. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lukoil Academik have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena U20.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: D.Watkins 20+8reb, B.Avramov 14+4reb+4ast, B.Popovic 13+6reb, D.Haritopoulos 11+8reb, V.Veselinov 11+1reb, T.Massamba 9+4reb+4ast
Balkan: V.Panic 21+4reb+4ast, J.Bozov 16+5reb+4ast, S.Marinov 12+3reb+2ast, A.Santos 7+2reb, T.Todorov 6+3reb+2ast, B.Jovovic 6+1reb
gschID: 230611


Cherno More - U20 84-55

Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-9) 84-55. Euroins Cherno More dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 18. Euroins Cherno More forced 21 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 50-33 including 21 on the offensive glass. U20 was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and the former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) chipped in 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Euroins Cherno More players scored in double figures. Nikolay Stoyanov (195-94) responded with 11 points and center Velislav Galabov (207-94) scored 6 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Euroins Cherno More maintains sixth place with 7-9 record. U20 lost their seventeenth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings. Euroins Cherno More will play against higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: S.Tsonkov 14+3reb+3ast, V.Kyosev 13+4reb+1ast, A.Velikov 12+7reb+5ast, G.Galiotos 12+18reb, M.Borisov 11+1reb+1ast, S.Stoev 6+1reb+1ast
U20: N.Stoyanov 11+4reb, A.Natskin 8+1reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 8+4reb, V.Galabov 6+7reb, K.Kirilov 5+4reb+1ast, N.Grozev 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 230609



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 17-1 
 2. Acadia 14-4 
 3. UPEI 11-7 
 4. Dalhousie 10-8 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-11 
 6. New Brunsw. 6-12 
 7. St.Mary's 6-12 
 8. Memorial 1-17 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 18-4 
 2. Victoria 16-6 
 3. TWU 12-10 
 4. UFV 12-10 
 5. TRU 7-15 
 6. UNBC 6-16 
 7. Mount Royal 5-17 
 8. UBC Okanagan 4-18 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Saskatchewan 16-6 
 2. Winnipeg 14-8 
 3. Manitoba 14-8 
 4. Alberta 14-8 
 5. Calgary 13-9 
 6. Lethbridge 12-10 
 7. Regina 7-15 
 8. Brandon 6-16 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 19-1 
 2. Ottawa 15-5 
 3. Ryerson 15-5 
 4. Laurentian 11-9 
 5. Queen's 10-10 
 6. York 8-12 
 7. Toronto Univ. 3-17 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 16-5 
 2. Lakehead 14-7 
 3. McMaster 13-8 
 4. Laurier 8-13 
 5. Brock 8-13 
 6. Waterloo 6-15 
 7. Guelph 5-16 
 8. Western 3-18 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 10-4 
 2. Bishop's 10-5 
 3. Concordia 8-6 
 4. UQAM 5-10 
 5. Laval 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 35

Feb. 16: McMaster - Lakehead 92-82
Feb. 16: UPEI - St.Francis X. 88-78
Feb. 16: UBC Okanagan - TRU 86-77 OT
Feb. 17: New Brunsw. - Memorial 86-58
Feb. 16: Ryerson - Toronto Univ. 86-51
Feb. 16: UNBC - Mount Royal 83-68
Feb. 16: UQAM - Laval 81-63
Feb. 16: New Brunsw. - Memorial 80-64
Feb. 16: Saskatchewan - Alberta 79-73
Feb. 16: Brock - Windsor 77-84
Feb. 16: Victoria - UBC 74-71
Feb. 16: TWU - UFV 74-61
Feb. 16: Acadia - Cape Breton 73-49
Feb. 16: Guelph - Waterloo 62-63
Feb. 16: Brandon - Regina 61-70
Feb. 16: Bishop''s - McGill 60-78
Feb. 17: Acadia - Cape Breton 60-70
Feb. 16: Ottawa - Carleton 107-111
Feb. 16: Laurier - Western 102-84

Regular Season: Round 36

Feb. 20: St.Francis X. - Dalhousie
Feb. 20: St.Mary''s - Acadia
Feb. 21: McGill - Laval
Feb. 21: Concordia - Bishop''s


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxwell ALLIN
  Laurier
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Allin, Laurier23.2 
 2. Lamar, Saskatch.22.9 
 3. Freeman, UFV21.6 
 4. Ratte, Laurentian20.7 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.7 
 6. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.1 
 7. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.1 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Fee, New Brunsw.19.8 
 10. Coulthard, Laurier19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Derek WALDNER
  Lethb.
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Waldner, Lethb.11.5 
 2. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.3 
 3. Klassen, Acadia11.0 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.6 
 5. Kamen, UBC10.5 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead10.3 
 7. Burns, Regina9.7 
 8. Allin, Laurier9.4 
 9. Burns, Saskatch.9.2 
 10. Moses, Calgary9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.6 
 2. Hebert, Regina6.2 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.2 
 4. Walton, Manitoba5.1 
 5. Lamar, Saskatch.5.0 
 6. Pasquale, Laure.4.8 
 7. Allin, Laurier4.6 
 8. York, UFV4.5 
 9. Bonhomme, Brandon4.4 
 10. Smith, TWU4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.5 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.0 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.2.8 
 4. Walton, Manitoba2.7 
 5. Perrin, TWU2.7 
 6. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 7. Parchment, UFV2.6 
 8. Smith, TWU2.4 
 9. Hunter, Bishop''s2.3 
 10. Collins, Windsor2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moses, Calgary2.1 
 2. Duke, UPEI2.0 
 3. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 4. Eyitayo, Concordia1.8 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 6. Luby, Brock1.4 
 7. Dewar, Alberta1.4 
 8. O''Brien, New B.1.3 
 9. James, Brandon1.3 
 10. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.3 


CIS Round 35: Vikies defeat leader Thunderbirds - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in CIS. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Thunderbirds (18-4) in Victoria, BC on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Vikies (16-6) 74-71. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 15-6 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Thunderbirds won fourth quarter 30-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Brandon Dunlop (185-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Terrell Evans contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) answered with 24 points for Thunderbirds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vikies keep a position of league leader, which they share with Saskatchewan. Thunderbirds at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 35: Cape Breton beat Acadia on the road 70-60. New Brunsw. destroyed Memorial on its own court 86-58. Mount Royal unfortunately lost to UNBC in Prince George, BC 68-83. TWU managed to beat UFV at home 74-61. Alberta was defeated by Saskatchewan on the opponent's court 73-79. Brandon was beaten by Regina in a home game 61-70. Lakehead lost to McMaster on the road 82-92. Bishop's unfortunately lost to McGill on its own court 60-78. Toronto Univ. were rolled over Ryerson in Toronto, ON 51-86. UQAM defeated Laval at home 81-63. Carleton beat Ottawa on the opponent's court 111-107. Acadia destroyed Cape Breton in a home game 73-49. Memorial unfortunately lost to New Brunsw. on the road 64-80. UPEI managed to beat St.Francis X. on its own court 88-78. Windsor defeated Brock in Windsor, ON 84-77. Guelph was beaten by Waterloo at home 62-63. Western lost to Laurier on the opponent's court 84-102.
The most impressive performance of 35th round was 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists by Maxwell Allin of Laurier.


Acadia - Cape Breton 60-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Capers' (17-1) road victory over second-ranked Axemen (14-4) in Wolfville, NS 70-60 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Capers. Axemen was better in third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Axemen 47-34 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Meshack Lufile (203) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Owen Klassen (208-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Sean Stoqua (180) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Axemen. Axemen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Capers have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 17-1 record. Loser Axemen keeps the second position with four games lost. Capers will have a break next round. Axemen will play on the road against Huskies in Halifax, NS and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cape Breton: J.Dorsey 37+11reb+4ast, M.Lufile 13+5reb+1ast, K.Mayers 5+5reb+1ast, C.Kasongo 5+3reb+1ast, K.Devereaux 4+11reb+3ast, S.Locke 4+10reb+1ast
Acadia: O.Klassen 16+12reb+2ast, S.Stoqua 16+5reb+1ast, A.Ashe 10+2reb, T.Scott 8+4reb+1ast, T.Filigiano 5+4reb+1ast, B.States 4+3reb
gschID: 190750


New Brunsw. - Memorial 86-58

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Sea Hawks' (1-17) road loss to seventh ranked Varsity Reds (6-12) in Fredericton, NB 58-86 on Sunday. The game without a history. Varsity Reds led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Varsity Reds forced 24 Sea Hawks turnovers. Guard William Mc Fee (190) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points. Forward Jordan Irvine (193) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Varsity Reds players scored in double figures. Vasilije Curcic answered with 27 points and 4 assists and Noel Moffatt added 9 points in the effort for Sea Hawks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Varsity Reds moved-up to sixth place, which they share with St.Mary's. Loser Sea Hawks keep the eighth position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: W.Mc Fee 27+2reb+2ast, M.Matheson 14+5reb+1ast, J.Irvine 13+6reb+4ast, A.O'Brien 12+4reb, R.Smith 7+2reb, M.Daley 4+5reb+8ast
Memorial: V.Curcic 27+2reb+4ast, N.Moffatt 9+4reb+1ast, R.Wood 5+1reb+1ast, C.Gould 4+6reb, T.Stanoev 4+5reb+1ast, D.Kinnunen 4+2reb
gschID: 190749


UNBC - Mount Royal 83-68

Everything could happen in Prince George, BC at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Timberwolves and 6th ranked Mount Royal had identical 5-16 record. This time Timberwolves used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Calgary, AB 83-68 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Timberwolves forced 22 Mount Royal turnovers. Naturalized Salvadorean guard Jose Araujo (186-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Sam Raphael (188) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Timberwolves players scored in double figures. Forward Nick Loewen (196) answered with 12 points and point guard Awet Abraha (183) added 12 points in the effort for Mount Royal. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Timberwolves (6-16) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Brandon. Loser Mount Royal dropped to the seventh position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UNBC: J.Araujo 20+5reb+2ast, S.Raphael 19+5reb+1ast, C.Barton 11+5reb+1ast, J.Rybachuk 11+5reb+4ast, G.Aubertin 10+4reb, D.Stark 8+2ast
Mount Royal: N.Loewen 12+2reb+2ast, A.Abraha 12+2reb+2ast, R.Goff 11+3reb+1ast, K.Wilson 8+4reb, D.Awak 8+3reb+3ast, M.Akwl 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 190748


UBC Okanagan - TRU 86-77 OT

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Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 26+3reb+2ast, M.Goodwin 18+6reb+3ast, A.Fahandeg-Sadi 11+4reb, A.Faza 9+5reb+2ast, L.Ndayitwayeko 7+6reb+6ast, E.Dane Medi 4+6reb
TRU: B.Rouault 19+6reb+1ast, K.Pribilsky 16+6reb+2ast, Z.Usherwood 14+2reb, T.Grant 9+4reb+1ast, B.Bozinovic 6+5reb+1ast, A.Pierre 6+2ast
gschID: 190747


TWU - UFV 74-61

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 3rd placed Cascades (12-10) lost to fourth ranked Spartans (12-10) in Langley, BC 61-74 on Saturday. Cascades were trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 23-5 charge of Spartans, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cascades to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Mark Perrin orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Denny McDonald contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Spartans' coach Scott Allen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. James York answered with 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Samuel Freeman (191) added 17 points in the effort for Cascades. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spartans moved-up to third place, which they share with Lethbridge and UFV. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TWU: M.Perrin 17+7reb+2ast, T.Smith 16+6ast, D.McDonald 14+11reb+1ast, T.Linttell 13+9reb, J.Bakuteka 8, T.Jackson 5+3reb+3ast
UFV: S.Freeman 17+3reb+2ast, J.York 16+5reb+3ast, K.Parchment 15+6reb+1ast, K.Grewal 11+5reb+2ast, A.Khaira 2+4reb, N.Kendall 0+1reb
gschID: 190746


Victoria - UBC 74-71

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Thunderbirds (18-4) in Victoria, BC on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Vikies (16-6) 74-71. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 15-6 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Thunderbirds won fourth quarter 30-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Brandon Dunlop (185-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Terrell Evans contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) answered with 24 points and guard O'Brian Wallace (185, college: Miles CC) added 11 points in the effort for Thunderbirds. Four Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vikies keep a position of league leader, which they share with Saskatchewan. Thunderbirds at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Victoria: B.Dunlop 24+4reb+3ast, T.Evans 13+5reb+1ast, C.McLaughlin 12+5reb+2ast, P.Anderson 6+1reb, R.Theil 6+5reb+1ast, B.Taylor 5+2ast
UBC: D.Plumb 24+3reb+2ast, O.Wallace 11+3reb+3ast, C.Morgan 10+4reb, D.Wagner 10+5reb, B.Kamen 5+5reb, I.Solomon 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 190745


Saskatchewan - Alberta 79-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Huskies' (16-6) home victory over second-ranked Golden Bears (14-8) in Saskatoon, SK 79-73 on Saturday. Golden Bears were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Huskies made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. American guard Stephon Lamar (185, college: Pacific) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Ben Baker (191) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Sahr Saffa (191-90) answered with 25 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Golden Bears. Four Golden Bears players scored in double figures. Golden Bears' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Huskies have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-6 record, which they share with Victoria. Golden Bears lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: S.Lamar 27+5reb+6ast, B.Baker 19+8reb+2ast, M.Forbes 9+10reb, A.Henry 9+2reb+3ast, P.Burns 6+9reb+1ast, E.Ostertag 6+1ast
Alberta: S.Saffa 25+8reb+1ast, K.Otieno 21+5reb+5ast, A.Weir 11+4reb+1ast, R.Dewar 10+5reb+2ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 3+6reb, N.Crowfoot 3+1reb
gschID: 190744


Brandon - Regina 61-70

Everything could happen in Brandon, MB at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Cougars and 7th ranked Bobcats had identical 6-15 record. But Bobcats were not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Regina, SK 70-61 on Saturday night. Bobcats trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 17-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-70 at the end of the game. Forward Paul Gareau (201) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Connor Burns (201) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Cougars' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Jordan Reaves answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Ilarion Bonhomme added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Bobcats. Cougars (7-15) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TRU. Loser Bobcats dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Regina: P.Gareau 20+9reb+2ast, S.Nostedt 12+6reb, C.Burns 10+12reb+1ast, A.Tate 8+1reb, F.Brown 7+6reb+1ast, B.Hebert 6+7reb+10ast
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 21+7reb+1ast, J.Reaves 19+11reb+4ast, K.Ramsey 7+4reb+1ast, I.James 6+7reb, R.Smith 5+5reb+1ast, T.Scott 3+5reb
gschID: 190743


McMaster - Lakehead 92-82

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when third ranked Marauders (13-8) beat second-ranked Thunderwolves (14-7) in Hamilton, ON 92-82 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Marauders. Thunderwolves was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game, while Thunderwolves only scored six points from the stripe. Marauders forced 21 Thunderwolves turnovers. Thunderwolves were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Aaron Redpath (193) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. Guard Adam Presutti (188) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Joey Nitychoruk answered with 18 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and guard Greg Carter (178-90) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Thunderwolves. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marauders maintains third place with 13-8 record having just three points less than leader UBC. Loser Thunderwolves keep the second position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
McMaster: A.Redpath 20+2reb+3ast, A.Presutti 15+4reb+4ast, T.Black 11+6reb+2ast, N.Pelech 10+6reb+1ast, R.Boney 9+4reb+1ast, J.Rocca 9+4reb
Lakehead: J.Nitychoruk 18+4reb+1ast, J.Hart 11+1reb, G.Carter 11+5reb+5ast, M.Schmidt 10+1reb+1ast, R.Thomson 10+4reb+2ast, D.Harvey 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 190741


Bishop''s - McGill 60-78

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when leader Gaiters (10-5) lost to second ranked Redmen (10-4) in Lennoxville, QC 60-78 on Saturday. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Redmen. Gaiters was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Redmen forced 21 Gaiters turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Redmen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Gaiters were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) (190, college: Amer.Internat.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Guard guard David Clark (191) (191) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Redmen's coach David DeAveiro used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) (190, college: Amer.Internat.) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and guard guard David Clark (191) (191) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Gaiters. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Redmen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Gaiters dropped to the second place with five games lost. Redmen will face Rouge et Or (#5) in Quebec City, QC in the next round.
Top scorers:
McGill: A.Hynes-Guery 19+2reb+4ast, T.Riley 15+3reb+2ast, D.Clark 13+7reb+4ast, C.McCue 12+3reb+1ast, V.Dufort 8+6reb+5ast, N.Joyal 7+2reb+2ast
Bishop''s: M.Andrews 19+5reb, J.Leonard-Smith 13+7reb+2ast, T.Hunter 11+4reb+2ast, M.McLean 6+1reb, J.Bermillo 5+3reb, S.Ring 4+4ast
gschID: 190740


Ryerson - Toronto Univ. 86-51

Rather predictable result when third ranked Rams (15-5) rolled over 7th ranked Blues (3-17) in Toronto, ON 86-51 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rams. Blues was better in fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Blues 47-26 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Kyle Hankins (198) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Ostap Choliy (193) contributed with 18 points and 4 steals for the winners. Guard Arun Kumar (183) answered with 10 points and 4 assists and forward Ben Garvin (190) added 10 points in the effort for Blues. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rams moved-up to second place, which they share with Ottawa. Loser Blues keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: O.Choliy 18+2ast, B.Michaelsen 10+7reb+1ast, A.Best 9+3reb+1ast, G.Berry 9+2reb+1ast, J.Gauthier 9+3reb, K.Hankins 8+11reb+2ast
Toronto Univ.: B.Garvin 10+4reb+1ast, A.Kumar 10+4reb+4ast, A.Prescott-Cornejo 8, D.Churchill 6+2reb, A.Plummer 6+2reb, D.Laurin 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 190739


UQAM - Laval 81-63

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Rouge et Or's (3-11) road loss to fourth ranked Citadines (5-10) in Montreal, QC 63-81 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-63. Forward Alexandre Bernard (196) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Richard Kwaku Addai (183-88) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Citadines players scored in double figures. Naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, college: High School) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds and Thibaud Dezutter added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rouge et Or. Rouge et Or's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Citadines maintains fourth place with 5-10 record. Rouge et Or lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Citadines will have a break next round. Rouge et Or will play on the road against the league's leader Redmen (#1) in Montreal, QC.
Top scorers:
UQAM: A.Bernard 25+10reb+3ast, R.Kwaku Addai 18+4reb+5ast, V.Lanctot-Fortier 16+8reb+1ast, P.Tamba 14+6reb, M.Bazile 6+5reb, N.Audet 2+2reb+7ast
Laval: B.Hadzimuratovic 21+9reb, T.Dezutter 13+5reb+1ast, A.Beaumier 10+5reb+2ast, H.Ryan 8+3reb+1ast, R.Mathieu 5+4reb, K.Demers-Belanger 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 190738


Ottawa - Carleton 107-111

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Ravens' (19-1) road victory over second-ranked Gee-Gees (15-5) in Ottawa, ON 111-107 on Saturday. Gee-Gees were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Thomas Scrubb (196) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds. The former international guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) contributed with 31 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Warren Ward (196-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) added 22 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Gee-Gees. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Gee-Gees' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Ravens have an impressive series of nineteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 19-1 record. Loser Gee-Gees keep the second position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Carleton: T.Scrubb 31+18reb+1ast, P.Scrubb 31+7reb+2ast, T.Hinz 19+10reb+2ast, C.Springer-Williams 16+6reb, D.Penner 12+6reb, K.Churchill 2
Ottawa: W.Ward 27+13reb+7ast, J.Berhanemeskel 22+7reb+2ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 17+11reb, M.L'Africain 14+4reb+4ast, M.Tihani 12+5reb+2ast, V.Gill 6+6reb
gschID: 190742


Acadia - Cape Breton 73-49

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when leader Capers (17-1) were outleveled by second ranked Axemen (14-4) in Wolfville, NS 73-49 on Saturday. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Axemen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 23 Capers turnovers. Forward Bradley States (198) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Anthony Sears (193) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Axemen's coach Stephen Baur felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Shaquille Keith (196) added 15 points in the effort for Capers. Axemen have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-4 record having five point less than leader UBC. Loser Capers still keep top position with one game lost. Axemen will face higher ranked Huskies in Halifax, NS in the next round.
Top scorers:
Acadia: A.Sears 18+3reb+1ast, S.Stoqua 16+3reb+2ast, B.States 11+11reb+1ast, O.Klassen 9+7reb+1ast, A.Ashe 9+4reb+2ast, T.Scott 4+9reb+2ast
Cape Breton: S.Keith 15+2reb+1ast, J.Dorsey 10+10reb+4ast, S.Mccormick 8+5reb+1ast, A.Geugjes 6+9reb, K.Mayers 5+3reb+1ast, C.Kasongo 4+4reb
gschID: 190737


New Brunsw. - Memorial 80-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Varsity Reds' (6-12) home victory over 8th ranked Sea Hawks (1-17) in Fredericton, NB 80-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Varsity Reds. Sea Hawks was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Varsity Reds dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sea Hawks' 26 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Varsity Reds forced 23 Sea Hawks turnovers. Forward Jordan Irvine (193) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. Matthew Daley (175) contributed with 8 points and 5 assists for the winners. Noel Moffatt answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Caleb Gould added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sea Hawks. Four Sea Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Varsity Reds moved-up to sixth place, which they share with St.Mary's. Loser Sea Hawks keep the eighth position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: J.Irvine 30+3reb+2ast, W.Mc Fee 11+1reb+2ast, M.Fazzolari 8+4reb+1ast, N.Clarke 8+5reb, M.Daley 8+4reb+5ast, M.Matheson 6+2reb+1ast
Memorial: N.Moffatt 15+8reb+2ast, C.Gould 14+8reb+2ast, R.Wood 12+5reb+2ast, V.Curcic 10+5reb+1ast, B.Mendonca 8+4reb+1ast, C.Henderson 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 190736


UPEI - St.Francis X. 88-78

Rather expected game when 5th ranked X-Men (7-11) lost to third ranked Panthers (11-7) in Charlottetown, PEI 78-88 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panthers. X-Men was better in second period 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panthers made 8 blocks. Forward Geoff Doane (196) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Deontay Smith contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Forward Jeremy Dunn (196) answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds and Dominican center Rodrigo Madera (208-90) added 13 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for X-Men. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Panthers maintains third place with 11-7 record having eight points less than leader UBC. X-Men lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Panthers will have a break next round. X-Men will play at home against Tigers (#4) in Halifax, NS and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UPEI: J.Kendrick 18+3reb+2ast, G.Doane 16+16reb+2ast, M.Downey 16+3reb, D.Smith 12+7reb+13ast, J.Duke 12+4reb, L.Parker 8+1reb+1ast
St.Francis X.: J.Dunn 27+9reb+1ast, R.Madera 13+14reb+1ast, T.Vernon 13+2reb+5ast, J.Clarke 12+4reb+2ast, W.Donkoh 11+7reb+1ast, S.Coupland 2+4reb+3ast
gschID: 190735


Brock - Windsor 77-84

Rather predictable result when first ranked Lancers (16-5) won against 4th placed Badgers (8-13) in St.Catharines, ON 84-77 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 16 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Lancers forced 21 Badgers turnovers. Guard Josh Collins (185-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Lancers' coach Chris Oliver used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Tshing Kasamba (196) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and guard C.J. Smith (183) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Badgers. Four Badgers players scored in double figures. Lancers maintains first place with 16-5 record. Loser Badgers keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Windsor: J.Collins 22+7reb+3ast, I.Seferagic 18, L.Phillip 14+13reb+4ast, E.Diloreto 9+8reb+3ast, M.Petrella 8+1reb+5ast, E.Matthews 7
Brock: T.Kasamba 20+14reb+1ast, M.Williams 16+5reb+1ast, C.Smith 16+8reb+3ast, B.Nahimana 13+5reb, I.Egueh 6+6reb+5ast, N.Gardner 4+1ast
gschID: 190734


Guelph - Waterloo 62-63

Everything could happen in Guelph, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Warriors and 7th ranked Gryphons had identical 5-15 record. But Gryphons were not able to use a home court advantage and were edged by the opponent from Waterloo, ON 63-62 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Forward Brendan Smith (201-89) saved the victory by scoring 8 points and 10 rebounds. Gill Jaspreet contributed with 9 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Zachary Angus (185) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds and forward Daniel McCarthy (190) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Gryphons. Gryphons' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Warriors maintains sixth place with 6-15 record. Gryphons lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: M.Helsby 14+3reb+1ast, W.Bridge 12+4reb, M.Glibota 10+4reb, G.Jaspreet 9+7reb+3ast, B.Smith 8+10reb+3ast, Z.Angelini 5+4reb+1ast
Guelph: Z.Angus 26+5reb+3ast, D.McCarthy 12+5reb+4ast, A.Kemp 8+8reb+1ast, K.Malcolm 6+4reb+1ast, A.Haroon 4+6reb, T.Thompson 3+3reb
gschID: 190733


Laurier - Western 102-84

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Golden Hawks (8-13) defeated 8th ranked Mustangs (3-18) in Waterloo, ON 102-84 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Golden Hawks. Mustangs was better in second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Golden Hawks shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Mustangs' players. Guard Maxwell Allin (193) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Jamar Forde (190) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Jermaine Bernard (183) answered with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Quinn Henderson (193) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Mustangs. Four Golden Hawks and five Mustangs players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Hawks have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Brock. Loser Mustangs keep the eighth position with 18 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Laurier: M.Allin 30+10reb+12ast, W.Coulthard 25+2reb, J.Forde 16+10reb+5ast, M.Grantis 12+5reb+4ast, J.Smith 5+2reb+1ast, M.Chesson 4+6reb+4ast
Western: P.Scholtes 16+1reb, G.Johnson 15+1reb, G.Morrow 13+4reb, J.Bernard 11+9reb+4ast, Q.Henderson 10+5reb+2ast, C.Drouin 7+4reb
gschID: 190732



Samuel Freeman claims Canadian CIS weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Samuel Freeman (191-G) had a great game in the last round for UFV and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The -year old guard had a double-double of 32 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat TWU (#4, 11-10) 69-58. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. UFV is placed at 3rd position in Canadian CIS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. UFV will need more victories to improve their 12-9 record. In the team's last game Freeman had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at UFV, through which he has constantly improved. Freeman has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 21.8ppg) and averages solid 40.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Alex Ratte of Laurentian. Ratte impressed basketball fans with 42 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Laurentian was edged by slightly lower-ranked York (#6, 8-12) 104-101. Laurentian managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team's 11-9 record is not bad at all. Ratte is well-known by Laurentian fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.7ppg (#4). He also registered 4.4 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Geoff Doane (196-F) of UPEI (#3). Doane scored 27 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of UPEI, leading his team to a 98-91 win against slightly lower-ranked St.Francis X. (#5, 7-10). UPEI needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 7 lost games. Doane has a very solid season. In 17 games in Canada he scored 12.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-G-91) of Calgary - 28 points and 10 rebounds
5. Charles Barton (193-G) of UNBC - 20 points and 11 rebounds
6. Tyrell Vernon (185-G-88) of St.Francis X. - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Thijin Moses (201) of Calgary - 7 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Aaron Best (193-G) of Ryerson - 12 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Derek Waldner (201-C) of Lethbridge - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Morgan Duce (180-G) of Lethbridge - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Guangdong ST 28-4 
 2. Shandong FB 24-8 
 3. Beijing Ducks 21-11 
 4. Xinjiang FT 21-11 
 5. Liaoning H. 19-13 
 6. Guangsha L. 17-15 
 7. DongGuan L. 17-15 
 8. Zhejiang CB 16-16 
 9. Bayi R. 16-16 
 10. Shanxi Zh. 16-16 
 11. Foshan LL 15-17 
 12. Jiangsu D. 13-19 
 13. Fujian QB 11-21 
 14. Shanghai S. 10-22 
 15. Jilin NE T. 10-22 
 16. TianJin S. 10-22 
 17. Qingdao E. 8-24 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 17: Beijing Ducks - Bayi R. 82-99
Feb. 17: Shanghai S. - Liaoning H. 77-97
Feb. 17: Shandong FB - Fujian QB 124-107
Feb. 17: Guangdong ST - Qingdao E. 121-104
Feb. 17: Shanxi Zh. - Zhejiang CB 119-117
Feb. 17: Xinjiang FT - DongGuan L. 118-71
Feb. 17: Guangsha L. - Jiangsu D. 116-100
Feb. 17: Foshan LL - TianJin S. 114-101

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Feb. 27: Guangdong ST - Zhejiang CB
Feb. 27: Xinjiang FT - Liaoning H.
Feb. 27: Shandong FB - DongGuan L.
Feb. 27: Beijing Ducks - Guangsha L.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Shavlik RANDOLPH
  Foshan LL
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 32.7
 1. Randolph, Foshan32.7 
 2. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.5 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.5 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Liaoning.30.3 
 6. Forbes, Guangsha29.6 
 7. Marbury, Beijing29.5 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.28.6 
 9. Spencer, Jilin N.28.6 
 10. Haislip, DongGuan.27.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.6 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.4 
 4. Li, Liaoning H.13.3 
 5. Wang, Fujian QB12.9 
 6. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.4 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB11.4 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.3 
 9. Singleton, Xinjian.11.3 
 10. Ramos, Guangsha11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.9.1 
 2. Perkins, Foshan LL6.8 
 3. Lu, Shanxi Zh.6.0 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB5.5 
 5. Marbury, Beijing5.3 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 7. McGrady, Qingd.5.1 
 8. Forbes, Guangsha4.7 
 9. Qahwash, Jiang.4.7 
 10. Gaines, Fujian QB4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Doron PERKINS
  Foshan LL
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Perkins, Foshan LL2.6 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB2.4 
 5. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.4 
 6. Abbas, Shandong FB2.3 
 7. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 8. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 9. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.2.1 
 10. Han, Bayi R.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.3.9 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.9 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.1 
 4. Jones, Liaoning H.1.9 
 5. Yi, Guangdong ST1.8 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.7 
 7. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 8. Vroman, Shandong.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.4 


Charles Gaines claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Charles Gaines (201-F-81) had a great game in the last round for Shanxi Zh. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 31 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team edged out Zhejiang CB (16-16) 119-117. Thanks to this victory Shanxi Zh. moved-up to the 10th position in the Chinese CBA. Shanxi Zh. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 16-16 record. It's Gaines' second year at Shanxi Zh. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Southern Mississippi graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gaines is in league's top in points (3rd best: 31.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 15.2rpg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 66.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American Eddy Curry (211-C/F-82) of Zhejiang CB. Curry impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 40 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Zhejiang CB was edged by Shanxi Zh. (16-16) 119-117. Zhejiang CB managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-16 record is not bad and everything may still change. Curry is a newcomer at Zhejiang CB 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 Panamanian Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85) of Guangsha L. (#6). Forbes showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Guangsha L., leading his team to a 116-100 easy win against the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (#12, 13-19). Guangsha L. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 15 lost games. Forbes has a great season in China. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.6ppg (6th best) and assists with 4.7apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tracy McGrady (203-G/F-79) of Qingdao E. - 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. ZhiZhi Wang (215-C-77) of Bayi R. - 31 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Quincy Douby (191-G-84) of Zhejiang CB - 43 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Pooh Jeter (180-PG-83) of Shandong FB - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Garret Siler (213-C-86) of Jiangsu D. - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Guangsha L. - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jianlian Yi (212-PF-87) of Guangdong ST - 22 points and 8 rebounds

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



Guangdong Southern Tigers won the Regular Season with 28-4 record - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in CBA just ended.

The most important game in the last round took place in Beijing between third ranked Beijing Ducks (21-11) and tenth ranked Bayi Rockets (16-16) on Sunday night. Beijing Ducks were defeated by Bayi Rockets at home 99-82. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 59-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bayi Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) fired 31 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) chipped in 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Bayi Rockets' coach Chang Bin Adijan used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International center YanXi Zhu (209-90) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Bayi Rockets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and Shanxi Zh. Beijing Ducks at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Xinjiang FT.
Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the twentieth eighth victory. This time they beat 17th ranked Qingdao Eagles (8-24) 121-104 in Dongguan. Worth to mention a great performance of international Jianlian Yi (212-87) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds. Ike Diogu contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) replied with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for Qingdao Eagles. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guandong Tigers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-4 record. Qingdao Eagles lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 24 lost games.
A very close game took place in Taiyuan between Shanxi Zhongyu and Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. Ninth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (16-16) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (16-16). Shanxi Zhongyu managed to escape with a 2-point win 119-117 in the fight for the eighth place. The game was dominated by American players. Charles Gaines had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Eddy Curry responded with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shanxi Zhongyu moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and Bayi R.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Urumqi. Local Xinjiang Flying Tige (21-11) outscored 6th ranked DongGuan Leopards (17-15) 118-71. Von Wafer notched 31 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Beijing Ducks. DongGuan Leopards at the other side keep the sixth position with 15 games lost.

Rest of the games of round 34 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Fujian QB were defeated by Shandong FB in Jinan 124-107. Foshan LL beat TianJin S. at home 114-101. Liaoning H. destroyed Shanghai S. on the opponent's court 97-77. Guangsha L. managed to outperform Jiangsu D. in a home game 116-100.


Guangdong ST - Qingdao E. 121-104

Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the twentieth eighth victory. This time they beat 17th ranked Qingdao Eagles (8-24) 121-104 in Dongguan. The game was mostly controlled by Guandong Tigers. Qingdao Eagles was better in third quarter 32-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guandong Tigers made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Guandong Tigers outrebounded Qingdao Eagles 39-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international Jianlian Yi (212-87) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Ike Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) replied with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and his fellow American import center Chris Daniels (211-84, college: Limoges) added 25 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Qingdao Eagles. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guandong Tigers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-4 record. Qingdao Eagles lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 24 lost games.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: Y.Jianlian 22+8reb, W.ShiPeng 20+3reb+4ast, D.Ike 19+8reb+2ast, L.XiaoYu 15+4reb+3ast, Z.Peng 13+2reb+2ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 10+4reb+6ast
Qingdao E.: M.Tracy 30+9reb+5ast, D.Chris 25+6reb+2ast, X.Ruixin 11, L.Tao 10+2reb+3ast, Z.Jinshuai 9+2reb, W.Gang 7+2reb+4ast
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Shandong FB - Fujian QB 124-107

There was no surprise in Jinan where 13th ranked Fujian (11-21) was defeated by second ranked Shandong Bulls (24-8) 124-107. American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) notched 32 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) supported him with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Shandong Bulls' coach XiaoBin Gong used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds by international Zhelin Wang (215-94) did not help to save the game for Fujian. International swingman TaiLong Zhao (193-90) added 27 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Shandong Bulls maintains second position with 24-8 record having four points less than leader Guangdong ST. Fujian at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: J.Pooh 32+3reb+6ast, A.Zaid 25+5reb+1ast, Y.Ding 20+4reb+3ast, S.Ran 18+5reb+4ast, T.HanLin 10+8reb, L.JingYu 9+1reb
Fujian QB: Z.TaiLong 27+2reb+4ast, W.Zhelin 21+12reb, G.Sundiata 19+3reb+3ast, Z.QiXin 12+3reb+2ast, M.Will 10+7reb+4ast, L.Hang 8+4reb
gschID: 228790


Foshan LL - TianJin S. 114-101

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked Foshan (15-17) defeated at home 15th ranked TianJin Steel (10-22) 114-101. They outrebounded TianJin Steel 52-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. 33 personal fouls committed by TianJin Steel helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and Syrian guard Michel Maadanly (194-81) supported him with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Even 28 points and 6 rebounds by forward XiangLong Meng (197-89) did not help to save the game for TianJin Steel. Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) added 15 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Four TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. TianJin Steel's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Foshan maintains eleventh position with 15-17 record. TianJin Steel lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Foshan LL: R.Shavlik 27+14reb, M.Michel 23+9reb+3ast, Z.Zhun 16+4reb, J.Mingxin 14+4reb, Z.LingXu 10+3reb+1ast, P.Doron 9+4reb+7ast
TianJin S.: M.XiangLong 28+6reb+1ast, Z.Ji 18+5reb, D.Osama 15+9reb+7ast, N.Hamady 15+7reb, Z.Zhihan 9+2reb, X.GuiJun 7+1reb
gschID: 228789


Xinjiang FT - DongGuan L. 118-71

The game with biggest result difference took place in Urumqi. Local Xinjiang Flying Tige (21-11) outscored 6th ranked DongGuan Leopards (17-15) 118-71. The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. DongGuan Leopards was better in second period 30-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to DongGuan Leopards' 36. They outrebounded DongGuan Leopards 47-28 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Xinjiang Flying Tige players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by DongGuan Leopards' players. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) notched 31 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward James Singleton (203-81, college: Murray St.) supported him with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige players scored in double figures. Even 29 points by American forward Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for DongGuan Leopards. Power forward TongLin Sun (208-92) added 5 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Beijing Ducks. DongGuan Leopards at the other side keep the sixth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: W.Von 31+4ast, S.James 19+13reb+1ast, M.Kan 16+5reb, Z.QinPeng 12+6reb+2ast, S.MingYang 12+7reb+1ast, Y.Changdong 8+7reb+1ast
DongGuan L.: H.Marcus 29+3reb, Z.Jie 8+4reb, G.QuAn 8+3reb+1ast, L.Muhao 8+2reb, S.TongLin 5+7reb+2ast, A.Blake 4+2reb
gschID: 228787


Shanxi Zh. - Zhejiang CB 119-117

A very close game took place in Taiyuan between Shanxi Zhongyu and Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. Ninth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (16-16) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (16-16). Shanxi Zhongyu managed to escape with a 2-point win 119-117 in the fight for the eighth place. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Shanxi Zhongyu dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's 62 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Shanxi Zhongyu looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jermaine Taylor (193-86, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Shanxi Zhongyu players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Eddy Curry (211-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) scored 43 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shanxi Zhongyu moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and Bayi R.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: G.Charles 31+13reb, T.Jermaine 22+5reb+3ast, D.JiangPeng 20+3reb+2ast, B.ZhaoBao 19+3reb+2ast, L.XiaoMing 11+7reb+11ast, S.TianGui 9+2reb+4ast
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 43+3reb+4ast, C.Eddy 40+11reb+3ast, D.JinHui 9+9reb+6ast, C.Fei 9+6reb, Z.ChunJun 7+4reb+2ast, Z.Dayu 6+4reb
gschID: 228786


Beijing Ducks - Bayi R. 82-99

The most important game in the last round took place in Beijing between third ranked Beijing Ducks (21-11) and tenth ranked Bayi Rockets (16-16) on Sunday night. Beijing Ducks were defeated by Bayi Rockets at home 99-82. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 59-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bayi Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) fired 31 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Bayi Rockets' coach Chang Bin Adijan used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International center YanXi Zhu (209-90) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and international forward Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Bayi Rockets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and Shanxi Zh. Beijing Ducks at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Xinjiang FT.
Top scorers:
Bayi R.: W.ZhiZhi 31+7reb+3ast, W.Lei 14+5reb+3ast, Z.Bo 13+3reb+4ast, H.Shuo 13+11reb+5ast, M.Ke 11+5reb+2ast, Y.Chen 6+4reb
Beijing Ducks: Z.YanXi 18+11reb, H.Chongkai 13+2reb+1ast, G.Li 13+5reb+2ast, Z.Xiaochuan 13+9reb, C.Lin 11+7reb+1ast, C.Lei 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 228785


Shanghai S. - Liaoning H. 77-97

Very expected game when 14th ranked Shanghai Sharks (10-22) were rolled over at home by fifth ranked Liaoning Hunters (19-13) 97-77. The game without a history. Liaoning Hunters led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international Ailun Guo (192-93) notched 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and the former international center XiaoXu Li (206-90) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) by the former international center ZhaoXu Zhang (221-87, college: California) did not help to save the game for Shanghai Sharks. Forward Ziqui Liu (195-82) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Liaoning Hunters maintains fifth position with 19-13 record. Shanghai Sharks at the other side keep the fourteenth place with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Liaoning H.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 21+2reb+3ast, L.XiaoXu 20+8reb+2ast, G.Ailun 17+7reb+9ast, L.Wei 15+5reb+1ast, J.Solomon 13+13reb+2ast, Y.Ming 5+2reb+1ast
Shanghai S.: C.Liang 15+6reb, W.D.J. 14+6reb+1ast, L.Ziqui 13+6reb+4ast, Z.ZhaoXu 12+10reb+1ast, G.Yang 12+4reb+4ast, M.Lingyuan 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 228784


Guangsha L. - Jiangsu D. 116-100

Very predictable result in Hangzhou where seventh ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (17-15) beat 12th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (13-19) 116-100. It looked good early as Jiangsu Dragons took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zhejiang Guangsha Lions had a 27-15 second period charge getting the lead and Jiangsu Dragons were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 100-116. They outrebounded Jiangsu Dragons 53-34 including a 21-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) notched a triple-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the effort and American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) supported him with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) did not help to save the game for Jiangsu Dragons. His fellow American import center Garret Siler (213-86, college: Augusta St.) added 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks for lost side. Four Zhejiang Guangsha Lions and five Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions moved-up to sixth place, which they share with DongGuan L. Jiangsu Dragons at the other side keep the twelfth position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Gary 26+15reb+10ast, R.Peter John 21+14reb+2ast, L.Chih-Chieh 19+3reb+3ast, C.Han Jun 17+4reb, Z.Dapeng 9+1reb+1ast, S.HoMan 7+3reb+1ast
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 24+12reb+4ast, S.Garret 16+12reb+3ast, M.Da 15+1reb, H.XueFeng 13+5reb+6ast, Y.Li 11+1reb, H.Yifan 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 228783



Chinese CBA round 33 best performance: Ike Diogu - by Eurobasket News

Nigerian-American power forward Ike Diogu (204-F/C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Guangdong ST, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 35 points and 20 rebounds, while his team edged out Shandong FB (#2, 23-8) 105-103. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Guangdong ST to consolidate first place in the Chinese CBA. Guangdong ST have a solid 27-4 record. Diogu turned to be Guangdong ST's top player in his first season with the team. Ike Diogu averages this season 16.6ppg and 10.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh.. Gaines had a very good evening with a double-double of 33 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Shanxi Zh. lost that game 102-108 to the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (#12, 13-18). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Shanxi Zh. keeps 9th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 15-16 record. Gaines is well-known at Shanxi Zh. and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 31.5ppg (#3). He also registered 15.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international center ZhaoXu Zhang (221-C-87) of Shanghai S. (#14). Zhang scored 20 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Shanghai S., leading his team to a 115-96 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Jilin NE T. (#16, 10-22). The chances of Shanghai S. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 21 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Zhang could try to bring Shanghai S.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Zhang has a very solid season. In 30 games in China he scored 8.3ppg. He also has 7.9rpg, 2.9bpg and FGP: 50.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) of Fujian QB - 26 points and 12 rebounds
5. XueFeng Hu (185-PG-80) of Jiangsu D. - 36 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Shavlik Randolph (208-F-83) of Foshan LL - 36 points and 8 rebounds
7. Sundiata Gaines (185-G-86) of Fujian QB - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Marcus Haislip (208-F-80) of DongGuan L. - 24 points and 6 rebounds
9. Garret Siler (213-C-86) of Jiangsu D. - 24 points and 9 rebounds
10. XiaoXu Li (206-C-90) of Liaoning H. - 19 points and 19 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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HALCONES DEL NORTE GETS TRUSCOTT AND SANDERS - by Victor Garcia

Halcones del Norte released the name of the two remaining americans of his roster:
Louis Truscott (203-F-78, college: Houston) (2,00 F- Houston) the veteran forward that played last season with Nuevo Choco is back in the country , Truscott has played in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, Romania and Colombia and will bring good offensive and game knowledge, the directives also announced the signing of the american forward Melvin Sanders (1,96 G/F Oklahoma) an experienced and proven player with great experience in Europe, France and Italy, however Sanders should be confirmed within the week, because the player mentioned by the team is under contract with the Sigma Barcellona team in Italys Div II.
The team is also dealing with Norbey Aragon, and signed Eleuterio Renteria.



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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Zagreb 11-3 
 2. Kvarner 2010 11-3 
 3. Alkar Sinj 9-5 
 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. 17: KK Zagreb - Alkar Sinj 85-75
Feb. 16: Kvarner 2010 - Djuro Djakovic 84-63
Feb. 16: Dubrovnik - Darda 72-75

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 23: Osjecki Sokol - Dubrovnik
Feb. 23: Zabok - Jolly
Feb. 23: Krizevci - KK Zagreb
Feb. 23: Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010
Feb. 23: Djuro Djakovic - Darda


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. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.7 
 10. Radic, Kvarner 20.14.7 
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. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.2 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.7 
 9. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok5.2 
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. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.0 
 7. Blajic, Djuro D.3.0 
 8. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 9. Pesut, Zabok2.9 
 10. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.2 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.7 
 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. Hrncic, Darda0.7 
 7. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 
 8. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 


Adriatic League: MZT Skopje steal victory in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - MZT Skopje 78:80

MZT Skopje clinched a road win over Cedevita in Zagreb tonight. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) came up with 15 points as the Macedonian team claimed the 11th win in the Adriatic League season.
Cedevita enjoyed a 22:20 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts boosted the gap in the second frame. The Croatian outfit piled up a 41:36 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Cedevita entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 61:56. But it turned out not enough for the home side. The visitors went on an 8:0 run late in regulation to surge ahead 78:76. Suput tied things up at 78 but Ognen Stojanovski (190-PG-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) converted a jumper to put MZT Skopje in front inside the final minute. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) tried to win it for Cedevita but missed a three-pointer as the Macedonian team escaped with a narrow win at the end. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) chipped in 14 points, while Ognen Stojanovski and Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points each for the winners. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) answered with 19 points for Cedevita. Marko Tomas had 13 points in the loss.

Cedevita: Kiril Nikolovski 15, Damjan Stojanovski 14, Ognen Stojanovski 13, Todor Gecevski 13
MZT Skopje: Miro Bilan 19, Marko Tomas 13



A1 Round 14: KK Zagreb keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked KK Zagreb as it allowed them to take a leadership position. KK Zagreb defeated 3rd ranked Alkar Sinj at home 85-75. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Alkar Sinj. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb. Alkar Sinj managed to win fourth quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) scored 26 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) responded with 19 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Zagreb have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kvarner 2010. Alkar Sinj at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Jolly. Alkar Sinj will play next round against strong Kvarner 2010 trying to get back on the winning streak. KK Zagreb will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Krizevci on the road.
Tenth-ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-13) gave a tough game to seventh ranked Vrijednosnice OS (7-7). The visitors from Darda managed to secure only three-point victory 75-72. However their fans expected easier game. Guard Luka Panduric (192-93) notched 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Dejan Meznaric supported him with 15 points. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by guard Mislav Peric (191-88) did not help to save the game for KK Dubrovnik. KK Dubrovnik's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. KK Dubrovnik lost tenth consecutive game. KK Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Vrijednosnice OS will play against Djuro Djakovic (#6) in Slavonski Brod in the next round. KK Dubrovnik will play on the road against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Osijek where 6th ranked KK Zabok (6-8) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Osjecki Sokol (4-10) 86-82 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KK Zabok. The best player for the winners was Dino Rados who scored 26 points. Antonio Vlaic produced 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol maintains ninth position with 4-10 record. Loser KK Zabok dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. Osjecki Sokol will meet at home bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) in the next round. KK Zabok will play against Jolly in Sibenik and hope to secure a win.
Fourth ranked Jolly (9-5) crushed at home 8th ranked Krizevci (5-9) by 25 points 93-68, which is the biggest margin this round. Mate Mrva orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 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. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. Krizevci lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be KK Zabok (#7) in Zabok. Krizevci will play at home against the league's leader KK Zagreb.

In the last game of round 14 Djuro Djakovic was destroyed by Kvarner 2010 on the opponent's court 84-63.


KK Zagreb - Alkar Sinj 85-75

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked KK Zagreb as it allowed them to take a leadership position. KK Zagreb defeated 3rd ranked Alkar Sinj at home 85-75. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Alkar Sinj. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb. Alkar Sinj managed to win fourth quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) scored 26 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Poscic is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four KK Zagreb players scored in double figures. Swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) responded with 19 points and forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Zagreb have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kvarner 2010. Alkar Sinj at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Jolly. Alkar Sinj will play next round against strong Kvarner 2010 trying to get back on the winning streak. KK Zagreb will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Krizevci on the road.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb: T.Petrovic 26+6reb, M.Poscic 18+11reb+1ast, J.Segaric 12+7reb+3ast, K.Zganec 11+3reb+2ast, F.Basljan 8+2ast, I.Novacic 8+5reb+3ast
Alkar Sinj: S.Modric 19+1reb, Z.Zupic 11+5reb+2ast, L.Zitko 10+3reb+1ast, R.Jugo 10+1reb+1ast, N.Gaurina 8+3reb+4ast, A.Bilic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196657


Osjecki Sokol - Zabok 86-82

An interesting game took place in Osijek where 6th ranked KK Zabok (6-8) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Osjecki Sokol (4-10) 86-82 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KK Zabok. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-82. Osjecki Sokol made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was forward Dino Rados (-91) who scored 26 points. Swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Osjecki Sokol players scored in double figures. Center Antonio Vlaic (204-91) produced 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) and guard Robert Lez (192-79) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol maintains ninth position with 4-10 record. Loser KK Zabok dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. Osjecki Sokol will meet at home bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) in the next round. KK Zabok will play against Jolly in Sibenik and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Osjecki Sokol: D.Rados 26+3reb+1ast, V.Budimir 17+11reb+2ast, A.Sarac 14+5reb+3ast, T.Rados 11+5reb+1ast, I.Tomeljak 9+4reb+8ast, M.Raic 5+1reb+2ast
Zabok: A.Vlaic 27+8reb+1ast, R.Lez 18+3reb, A.Crnjevic 8+5reb, P.Maric 7+2ast, I.Djerman 6+5reb+2ast, J.Mustapic 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 196659


Jolly - Krizevci 93-68

Fourth ranked Jolly (9-5) crushed at home 8th ranked Krizevci (5-9) by 25 points 93-68, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Jolly. Krizevci was better in third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Krizevci to just 6 points in second quarter. Jolly dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Krizevci's 44. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Jolly brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Luka Petkovic (190-88) contributed with 18 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Jolly players scored in double figures. Center Ivan Cvjetkovic (205-85) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Marin Zrnic (200-88) added 20 points in the effort for Krizevci. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. Krizevci lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be KK Zabok (#7) in Zabok. Krizevci will play at home against the league's leader KK Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 23+2reb+3ast, M.Mrva 21+5reb+3ast, L.Petkovic 18+4reb+6ast, D.Vrsaljko 15+10reb+3ast, P.Vrlika 9+4reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 7+2reb
Krizevci: M.Zrnic 20+3reb+1ast, I.Cvjetkovic 17+5reb+3ast, H.Sertic 10+7reb+4ast, S.Krstanovic 9+6reb+2ast, I.Cusek 5+4reb+1ast, I.Svoboda 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 196658


Kvarner 2010 - Djuro Djakovic 84-63

Rather expected game in Rijeka where 5th ranked Djuro Djakovic (7-7) was crushed by second ranked Kvarner 2010 (11-3) 84-63. The game was mostly controlled by Kvarner 2010. Djuro Djakovic was better in second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kvarner 2010 dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Djuro Djakovic's 20. 24 personal fouls committed by Djuro Djakovic helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. Guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Toni Brnas (201-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Djuro Djakovic. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kvarner 2010 keeps a position of league leader, which they share with KK Zagreb. Djuro Djakovic at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Kvarner 2010's next round opponent will be Alkar Sinj (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Djuro Djakovic will play against Vrijednosnice OS in Darda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 19+5reb+3ast, J.Skific 19+9reb+2ast, B.Krivec 13+5ast, D.Cinac 12+5reb, M.Veljacic 5+1ast, D.Stipcic 5+8reb+1ast
Djuro Djakovic: H.Puljko 19+5reb+1ast, T.Brnas 14+6reb+1ast, M.Batina 11+3reb+2ast, M.Karlovic 5+4reb+3ast, J.Blajic 5+1reb+2ast, P.Zivkovic 4+1reb
gschID: 196656


Dubrovnik - Darda 72-75

Tenth-ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-13) gave a tough game to seventh ranked Vrijednosnice OS (7-7). The visitors from Darda managed to secure only three-point victory 75-72. However their fans expected easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Dubrovnik won fourth quarter 23-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Dubrovnik was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Luka Panduric (192-93) notched 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Dejan Meznaric (205-87) supported him with 15 points. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by guard Mislav Peric (191-88) did not help to save the game for KK Dubrovnik. Guard Ivan Mikulic (191-91) added 13 points and 4 assists for the hosts. KK Dubrovnik's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. KK Dubrovnik lost tenth consecutive game. KK Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Vrijednosnice OS will play against Djuro Djakovic (#6) in Slavonski Brod in the next round. KK Dubrovnik will play on the road against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darda: L.Panduric 22+5reb+3ast, D.Meznaric 15+4reb+3ast, J.Glavinic 10+5reb+6ast, M.Hrncic 9+6reb+1ast, S.Tesija 6+4reb, A.Trepalovac 6+8reb
Dubrovnik: M.Peric 23+5reb+1ast, I.Mikulic 13+2reb+4ast, U.Vasiljevic 12+4reb, F.Najev 6+4reb+1ast, M.Lucic 5+1reb+2ast, D.Jakolis 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 196655



Luka Drezga signs at Kakanj - by Eurobasket News

KK Kakanj (Division I) landed 26-year old Croatian guard Luka Drezga (196-87). He supposed to play at Helios in Slovenian Telemach League. In 7 games this season he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.6rpg. The last season Drezga played at Borik Puntamika (A1) in Croatian league. In 13 games last year he had 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at GKK Sibenik (A2) in Croatian league earlier that year. The other team Drezga played shortly was Olin Edirne (TBL) in Turkish league. In four games he had 5.5ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 4 games in EuroChallenge where he had 3.5ppg and 2.0rpg. Drezga was tried-out by Fenerbahce Ulker (TBL) in Turkish league earlier that season.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 7 games he had 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. Drezga also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2009. Drezga was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2008 and 2010. He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 73.1%.
Drezga has played also professionally in Croatia (Trogir).
His game is described as: Great scorer.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CUBA   

Standings - LSB

LSB Standings
 1. Capitalinos 22-4 
 2. Ciego de Avila 18-6 
 3. Camaguey 15-9 
 4. Matanzas 10-11 
 5. Santiago 10-14 
 6. Guantanamo 7-15 
 7. Villa Clara 6-18 
 8. Artemisa 1-12 


LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eddy HECHEVARRIA
  Santi.
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Hechevarria, Santi.23.1 
 2. Soria, Guantanamo20.4 
 3. Ochoa, Santiago20.0 
 4. Jaca, Camaguey19.7 
 5. Boffil, Villa Clara17.6 
 6. Castillo, Matanzas16.6 
 7. Granda, Ciego d.15.9 
 8. Ramos, Camaguey14.7 
 9. Alfonso, Matanzas14.5 
 10. Valdez, Capitalin.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jasiel MORALES
  Matanzas
  (196-F-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Morales, Matanzas8.9 
 2. Sanchez, Santiago7.4 
 3. Jaca, Camaguey7.3 
 4. Ochoa, Santiago6.9 
 5. Fundora, Villa Cla.6.6 
 6. Reyes, Ciego de Av.5.4 
 7. Alorda, Capitalinos5.3 
 8. Baldo, Camaguey5.2 
 9. Cairo, Capitalinos5.0 
 10. Haiti, Ciego de A.4.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fernando HERNANDEZ
  Santiago
  (190-G/F-90)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Hernandez, Santia.4.3 
 2. Arcia, Villa Clara3.9 
 3. Villegas, Camaguey3.7 
 4. Oliva, Artemisa3.1 
 5. Deschapelles, Mata.2.9 
 6. Ramos, Camaguey2.3 
 7. Monterrey, Artem.2.3 
 8. Areas, Santiago2.0 
 9. Jaca, Camaguey2.0 
 10. Haiti, Ciego de A.1.9 
Steals Per Game
 Yasmanis DESCHAPELLES
  Matan.
  (179-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Deschapelles, Mata.5.5 
 2. Monterrey, Artem.4.2 
 3. Hernandez, Santia.4.2 
 4. Ramos, Camaguey4.1 
 5. Villegas, Camaguey4.0 
 6. Jaca, Camaguey4.0 
 7. Arcia, Villa Clara3.7 
 8. Castillo, Matanzas3.7 
 9. Haiti, Ciego de Av.3.6 
 10. Ochoa, Santiago3.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Juan Carlos SANCHEZ
  Santiago
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sanchez, Santiago2.5 
 2. Morales, Matanzas1.1 
 3. Ochoa, Santiago1.1 
 4. Rivera, Matanzas1.0 
 5. Jaca, Camaguey0.9 
 6. Baldo, Camaguey0.8 
 7. Lima, Capitalinos0.8 
 8. Valdez, Capitalinos0.8 
 9. Torres, Capitalinos0.6 
 10. Granda, Ciego d.0.6 



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 17: Horsens IC - Svendborg 95-84
Feb. 16: Aalborg - SISU 85-92
Feb. 17: Vaerlose - Naestved 85-82
Feb. 16: Aarhus BC - Horsholm 81-86
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.24.4 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.3 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg19.0 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.0 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 8. Nielsen, Randers18.8 
 9. Ocana, Randers18.5 
 10. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Colas, Randers15.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.9 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.2 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.2 
 6. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Washington, Svend.7.9 
 8. Walker, Naestved7.8 
 9. Moritz, SISU7.7 
 10. Christoffers., Ba.7.5 
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, Naestved4.7 
 6. Nielsen, Randers4.6 
 7. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.3 
 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, Svendborg2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.2 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.6 
 4. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 8. Smith, SISU0.9 
 9. Jensen, Vaerlose0.9 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.8 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy LAMB
  Tulsa 66ers
  (195-G/F-92)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.1 
 2. Johnson-Odom, Los21.0 
 3. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 4. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.20.1 
 5. Mack, Maine RC19.7 
 6. Summers, Maine RC19.6 
 7. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. Joseph, Austin T.19.4 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.8 
 10. Jones, Rio G.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luke HARANGODY
  Ft.Wayne.
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.12.3 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.6 
 4. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 5. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 6. Onuaku, Canton C.9.8 
 7. Evans, Idaho S.9.5 
 8. Wright, Maine RC9.5 
 9. Harris, Iowa E.9.4 
 10. Jones, Rio G.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Maine RC
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Barrett, Maine RC8.4 
 2. Russell, Reno B.7.7 
 3. Mack, Maine RC7.3 
 4. Wright, Iowa E.7.2 
 5. Fortson, Los A.6.4 
 6. Quinn, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 7. Machado, Rio G.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Texas6.1 
 9. Karl, Idaho S.5.9 
 10. Uzoh, Springfield5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Joseph, Austin T.2.0 
 3. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.1.9 
 5. Leslie, Santa C.1.9 
 6. Holiday, Idaho S.1.8 
 7. Downs, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 9. Saunders, Sioux F.1.8 
 10. Sutton, Tulsa 66.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.5 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.7 
 3. Eyenga, Texas L.2.3 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.2 
 5. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 6. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 7. Foster, Sioux F.2.1 
 8. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 9. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 



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

American Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Tarvas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 25-year old guard got a double-double of 12 points and twelve assists, while his team crushed Tln Kalev (#8, 5-18) with 16-point margin 82-66. It allowed Tarvas to jump to the first place in the Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tarvas has a very solid 17-5 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Raley-Ross turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. University of South Carolina graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raley-Ross is in league's top in points (3rd best: 15.8ppg), assists (8th best: 3.4apg) and averages solid 67.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206-F-86) of Tln Kalev. Okoye impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Tln Kalev lost that game 66-82 to the higher-ranked Tarvas (#1, 17-5). Tln Kalev managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. 18 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Tln Kalev managed to get this year. Okoye is a newcomer at Tln Kalev and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.3ppg (#9). He also registered 10.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was international center Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu (#7). Raadik scored 24 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Raadik's great performance Parnu lost 76-81 to slightly higher-ranked Rapla (#5, 9-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Parnu not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Raadik could try to bring Parnu's a little bit higher in the standings. Raadik has individually a great season in Estonia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.0rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bamba Fall (217-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo - 17 points and 11 rebounds
5. Ike Okoye (206-F-86) of Tln Kalev - 12 points and 15 rebounds
6. Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) of Rapla - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) of Rapla - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Timo Eichfuss (200-F-88) of TU/Rock - 19 points and 9 rebounds
9. Andre Parn (202-F-77) of Rapla - 14 points and 5 rebounds
10. Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas - 19 points and 5 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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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 17: Pyrinto - Salon Vilpas 95-81
Feb. 15: Kouvot - FoKoPo 93-74
Feb. 17: Korihait - Namika Lahti 90-77
Feb. 16: Kauhajoki - LrNMKY 82-96
Feb. 16: Nilan Bisons - KTP 79-97
Feb. 16: Kataja - Lapua 103-93

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 20: Korihait - Salon Vilpas
Feb. 20: Lapua - Kauhajoki
Feb. 20: Namika Lahti - Nilan Bisons
Feb. 20: LrNMKY - Kouvot
Feb. 20: KTP - Kataja
Feb. 20: FoKoPo - Pyrinto


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, Pyrinto18.1 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.1 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo16.8 
 10. Flowers, Kataja16.5 
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, Pyrinto8.5 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo8.4 
 7. Logins, LrNM.8.2 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.8.1 
 9. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
 10. Thorpe, FoKoPo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.7 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.2 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.9 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.9 
 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. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.8 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua1.6 
 10. Williams, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 3. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 4. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.0.9 
 7. Giles, KTP0.9 
 8. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Hampton, Lapua0.8 


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 8-11 
 7. Pyrinto II 6-14 
 8. Ura Basket 6-14 
 9. SayRi 4-15 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 18-5 
 2. TuNMKY 15-7 
 3. KaU Koris 15-8 
 4. Jarvenpaa 14-9 
 5. BC Jyvaskyla 9-14 
 6. HBA-Marsky 8-14 
 7. Espoo Basket 6-17 
 8. JyWe 6-17 

Regular Season: Round 22

A

Feb. 15: ToPo - SayRi 99-72
Feb. 15: Porvoon Tarmo - Pyrinto II 97-78
Feb. 17: Huima - Ura Basket 95-77
Feb. 16: Tapiolan Honka - Oulun NMKY 65-63

B

Feb. 17: JyWe - Kerava ET 85-105
Feb. 17: Jarvenpaa - Espoo Basket 71-66

Regular Season: Round 23

A

Feb. 24: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo
Feb. 24: Pyrinto II - Huima
Feb. 24: BC Nokia - ToPo
Feb. 24: SayRi - Tapiolan Honka

B

Feb. 21: BC Jyvaskyla - Jarvenpaa
Feb. 24: Espoo Basket - JyWe
Feb. 24: KaU Koris - TuNMKY
Feb. 26: Kerava ET - HBA-Marsky


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.2 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.2 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.9 
 4. Taylor, Porvoon23.7 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa23.6 
 6. Mays, Huima22.7 
 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. Keskitalo, JyWe11.8 
 7. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 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. Mays, Huima4.1 
 6. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.1 
 7. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.0 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.0 
 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. Towa, Kerava ET2.0 
 8. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 9. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.9 
 10. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
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. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.3 
 9. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


KORISLIIGA: Sharpshooter LaMonte Ulmer - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 31: Two contests tonight. Pyrinto (Tampere) defeated Vilpas from Salo 95-81 after being down by four (41-45) during the half time. It was Marcus Relphorde (198-F-88, college: Colorado), who was keeping Vilpas in the game by scoring 22 points during the first two quarters. Relphorde netted 33 pts (1 - 7/7, 2 - 7/15, 3 - 4/8) in the game, but there was only one more player on Vilpas (8-23) roster in double digits. Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, college: Rhode Island) was helping Pyrinto (22-8) also with 33 pts and he missed only two shots (1 - 8/9, 2 - 8/9, 3 - 3/3) in the game. Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) almost made a triple-double (20/11/7) and Antero Lehto (184-G-84) added 19 pts.
UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) beat YMCA Lahti 90-77 (42-37). Korihait (11-20) is already almost in safe, but YMCA Lahti (7-24) need more wins badly. T.J. Robinson (203-F-89, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Long Beach St.) and Demond Watt (200-F-89, college: Texas A&M-CC) helped both the hosts with 21pts/11rbs. Alain Laroche (198-F-83, college: N.Florida) added 16 pts. Jordan Hasquet (206-F-85, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Montana) led YMCA Lahti with 17pts/8rbs. Cedric Latimer (198-F-87, college: St.Francis, PA) scored 17 pts as well.

Pyrinto - Vilpas 95-81 (41-45). (LaMonte Ulmer 33/9, Damon Williams 20/11/7a, Antero Lehto 19 - Marcus Relphorde 33/12, Trey Barnies 20, Shawn Atupem 9. A: 842).
UU-Korihait - YMCA Lahti 90-77 (42-37). (T.J.Robinson 21/11, Demond Watt 21/11, Alain Laroche 16 - Jordan Hasquet 17/8, Cedric Latimer 17, Louis Johnson 14. A: 700).


In Division 1 A Huima (Aanekoski) crushed Ura Basket from Kaarina 95-77 (44-32). Huima (8-11) has now an excellent package of three American players, who combined tonight 73 points and 30 rebounds. G DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Youngstown St.) had his first triple-double in Finland: 31pts/13rbs710a! Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) led Ura Basket (6-14) with 23 pts.

Huima - Ura Basket 95-77 (44-32). (DeAndre Mays 31/13/10a, Andre Stephens 22/12, Cory Abercrombie 20/8 - Nolan Richardson 23/5a, Paul Harrison 20/10/5a. A: 307).



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Gravelines-Dunkerque conquer Leaders Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Gravelines - Strasbourg 77:69

Gravelines celebrated the Leaders Cup title tonight. They held off Strasbourg for the trophy in Paris tonight. Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89, college: Marquette) came up with 19 points to pace the winners. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) was named the MVP after the game.
Gravelines did not waste time surging ahead in the opening quarter. They outgunned Strasbourg 19:14 in the first ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Gravelines remained on top posting a 37:32 halftime lead. The margin grew in the third quarter. Gravelines piled up a 53:46 lead heading into the final period. They fired 24 points in the fourth stanza and escaped with a historic victory at the end. Ludovic Vaty, J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, college: UNLV) and Kennedy Winston (198-F/G-84, college: Alabama) posted 14 points each for the winning side. Louis Campbell (190-PG-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Buffalo) answered with 18 points for Strasbourg. Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Gravelines: Dwight Buycks 19, Ludovic Vaty 14, J.K. Edwards 14, Kennedy Winston 14
Strasbourg: Louis Campbell 18, Alexis Ajinca 15



Anthony Christophe's triple-double lands him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old guard Anthony Christophe (190-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Monaco and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 22.
He recorded a triple-double of 13 points addeding also 10 rebounds and 16 assists, while his team beat Rennes (#15, 4-16) 80-75. Monaco is placed at 7th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Monaco will need more victories to improve their 10-8 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Christophe as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Christophe has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 7.6apg. Christophe is in league's top in and averages solid 61.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Alex Okafor (202-F-87) of Rennes. He is American forward in his first season at Rennes. In the last game Okafor recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Rennes lost that game 75-80 to the higher-ranked Monaco (#7, 10-8). Rennes is still in a red zone at 15th spot in the standings. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Rennes managed to get this year. Okafor is one of the most experienced players at Rennes and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward SyPir Traore (204-F-85) of Angers BC 49 (#12). Traore showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Angers BC 49, leading his team to a 84-83 win against the higher-ranked Sorgues (#8, 10-9). The chances of Angers BC 49 not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Traore could try to bring Angers BC 49's a little bit higher in the standings. Traore has a very solid season. In 18 games in France he scored 10.4ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 64.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anthony Hill (204-F-88) of Angers BC 49 - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Arnaud Thinon (178-PG-87) of Sorgues - 26 points and 4 rebounds
6. Jacques Alingue (201-F-88) of Souffel - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Florian Thibedore (193-G/F-90) of Quimper - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Thibaut Lonzieme (195-G-89) of Angers BC 49 - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Corey Raji (198-F-88) of Quimper - 21 points and 7 rebounds
10. Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) of St Chamond - 14 points and 10 rebounds

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



Alex Acker joins Boulazac, ex Asseco Prok. - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) agreed terms with 30-year old American guard Alex Acker (196-84kg-83, college: Pepperdine). He supposed to play at Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL league. In 8 games this season he had 8.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. Acker also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 6.3ppg and 2.7rpg. The last season he played at Le Mans Sarthe Basket. In 37 ProA games last year he recorded 11.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the final and cup semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Acker also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.6apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (60th overall). The former Pepperdine University standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won NBA Central Division championship title in 2006. Acker was also voted WCC Freshman of the Year back in 2003 at his college time.
Acker is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece, Italy (Armani Milano), Spain (Regal FC Barcelona), NBA (LA Clippers) and D-League (Fayetteville P. and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
On Acker: He is a very special player with big hands and great body control . . . His maturity and confidence matched with his talent is a good combination... uses his thin body with great effectivenss in the 1-on-1 offense, hes also improving his outside shooting.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Kozuv 9-2 
 2. Lirija 8-3 
 3. Feni Indistrija 8-3 
 4. Kumanovo 6-5 
 5. ABA Strumica 5-6 
 6. Rabotnicki 5-6 
 7. Vardar 2-9 
 8. Pelister Bitola 1-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 16: Feni Indistrija - Kumanovo 93-91 OT
Feb. 16: Lirija - ABA Strumica 88-82
Feb. 16: Kozuv - Vardar 82-60
Feb. 16: Rabotnicki - Pelister Bitola 108-59

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 23: Pelister Bitola - Kozuv
Feb. 23: Kumanovo - Rabotnicki
Feb. 23: Vardar - Lirija
Feb. 23: ABA Strumica - Feni Indistrija


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo21.2 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.19.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.17.2 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.16.5 
 5. Sharper, Rabotnicki15.6 
 6. Radunovic, Lirija15.3 
 7. Lukovic, Kumanovo14.8 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.14.6 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija14.5 
 10. Trajkovski, Feni14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--89)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kerkez, Vardar10.6 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.8 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.8.3 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.7 
 5. Knezevic, Feni I.6.9 
 6. Jelesijevic, Rabot.6.8 
 7. Dimcevski, Kuman.6.3 
 8. Kostevski, Vardar6.1 
 9. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.1 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.6.0 
 2. Mijajlovic, Kozuv4.5 
 3. Samardziev, Feni I.3.6 
 4. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.5 
 5. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.5 
 6. Morban, Lirija3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.8 
 8. Tasovski, Lirija2.7 
 9. Jelesijevic, Rabot.2.6 
 10. Petrovski, Vardar2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.8 
 3. Stajic, Lirija1.7 
 4. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.5 
 5. Jevdic, ABA S.1.5 
 6. Ugrinovski, Lirija1.5 
 7. Balazs, ABA S.1.4 
 8. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.1.3 
 9. Gocevski, ABA S.1.3 
 10. Pajic, Vardar1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo2.0 
 2. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.3 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.1 
 4. Radojevik, Lirija1.0 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.6 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.5 
 9. Kerkez, Vardar0.5 
 10. Avramovski, Rabot.0.5 


Adriatic League: MZT Skopje steal victory in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - MZT Skopje 78:80

MZT Skopje clinched a road win over Cedevita in Zagreb tonight. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) came up with 15 points as the Macedonian team claimed the 11th win in the Adriatic League season.
Cedevita enjoyed a 22:20 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts boosted the gap in the second frame. The Croatian outfit piled up a 41:36 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Cedevita entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 61:56. But it turned out not enough for the home side. The visitors went on an 8:0 run late in regulation to surge ahead 78:76. Suput tied things up at 78 but Ognen Stojanovski (190-PG-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) converted a jumper to put MZT Skopje in front inside the final minute. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) tried to win it for Cedevita but missed a three-pointer as the Macedonian team escaped with a narrow win at the end. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) chipped in 14 points, while Ognen Stojanovski and Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points each for the winners. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) answered with 19 points for Cedevita. Marko Tomas had 13 points in the loss.

Cedevita: Kiril Nikolovski 15, Damjan Stojanovski 14, Ognen Stojanovski 13, Todor Gecevski 13
MZT Skopje: Miro Bilan 19, Marko Tomas 13



Prva Liga Round 11 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Kumanovo 2009 (#4) forced the game against Feni Indistrija (#3) into an overtime, but lost by two points 91-93 on Saturday night. Bojan Trajkovski orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Feni Indistrija have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. Kumanovo 2009 lost third consecutive game. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Feni Indistrija will face ABA Strumica (#5) on the road in the next round. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Lirija - ABA Strumica 88-82

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Lirija (8-3) beat 5th ranked ABA Strumica (5-6) in Skopje 88-82 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-82. Lirija made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Lirija outrebounded ABA Strumica 42-20 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Toni Grncarov (190-80) answered with 19 points and Serbian power forward Filip Pajevic (200-84) added 15 points in the effort for ABA Strumica. Five Lirija and four ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lirija have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-3 record behind leader Kozuv, which they share with Feni Indistrija. ABA Strumica lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. Lirija's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Vardar.
Top scorers:
Lirija: D.Tasovski 17+9reb+4ast, B.Radunovic 15+10reb+2ast, J.Price 14+2reb+1ast, T.Simic 12+4reb, A.Ugrinoski 12+7reb, C.Morban 9+4reb+2ast
ABA Strumica: T.Grncarov 19+3reb+3ast, F.Pajevic 15+3reb+1ast, Z.Gocevski 14+2reb+2ast, U.Vasiljevic 12+4reb+3ast, A.Jevdic 8+3reb+2ast, N.Arsic 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 201882


Feni Indistrija - Kumanovo 93-91 OT

Kumanovo 2009 (#4) forced the game against Feni Indistrija (#3) into an overtime, but lost by two points 91-93 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 26-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 2-point victory in overtime. Kumanovo 2009 was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. Montenegrin swingman Nikola Vucurovic (200-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with 31 points and 4 assists and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) added 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Kumanovo 2009. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Feni Indistrija have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. Kumanovo 2009 lost third consecutive game. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Feni Indistrija will face ABA Strumica (#5) on the road in the next round. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: B.Trajkovski 28+17reb, M.Simonovski 16+3reb, D.Sokolov 15+1reb+1ast, N.Vucurovic 12+7reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 6+5reb+1ast, V.Brckov 6+5reb
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 31+4reb+4ast, U.Lukovic 21+12reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 14+8reb+1ast, P.Vilarov 6, D.Mikic 5+8reb, D.Stanimirovic 5
gschID: 201881


Kozuv - Vardar 82-60

Very expected game when 7th ranked Vardar (2-9) was smashed by first ranked Kozuv (9-2) in Gevgelija 82-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Vardar was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Vardar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points. Center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 7 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Kozuv players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Zarko Djuric (198-89) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian point guard Vladimir Gajovic (182-87) added 18 points in the effort for Vardar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kozuv have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Loser Vardar keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Kozuv will face bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Lirija.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: M.Pekovic 14+4reb+1ast, D.Radulovic 12+2reb, I.Mijajlovic 11+2reb+3ast, D.Karadzovski 11+2reb+3ast, I.Penov 11+2reb+1ast, K.Pavlovski 7+10reb
Vardar: V.Gajovic 18+1reb+1ast, Z.Djuric 12+9reb+2ast, D.Kostevski 9+7reb, A.Biljanovski 6+2reb, D.Kerkez 6+5reb, I.Ivanovic 5+3reb
gschID: 201880


Rabotnicki - Pelister Bitola 108-59

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (5-6) rolled over bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (1-10) in Skopje 108-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fersped-Rabotnicki. Pelister Bitola was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fersped-Rabotnicki dominated on the defensive end, holding Pelister Bitola to just 7 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Pelister Bitola's 30. Fersped-Rabotnicki forced 19 Pelister Bitola turnovers and outrebounded them 34-23 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Fersped-Rabotnicki especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. American-Somalian forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. American point guard John Sharper (186-84, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Serbian center Aleksandar Kalanj (208-86) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian point guard Nikola Vukasovic (192-91) added 11 points in the effort for Pelister Bitola. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fersped-Rabotnicki moved-up to fifth place, which they share with ABA Strumica. Loser Pelister Bitola stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will face higher ranked Kumanovo 2009 (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pelister Bitola will play against the league's leader Kozuv (#1) in Gevgelija.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: M.Abukar 24+4reb, J.Sharper 17+1reb+4ast, J.Petrovski 13+3reb+4ast, L.Goldwire 12+4reb+3ast, S.Avramovski 10+4reb+1ast, A.Dimitrovski 9+4reb+5ast
Pelister Bitola: A.Kalanj 17+5reb+2ast, N.Vukasovic 11+4reb+2ast, V.Sataric 7+3reb, A.Mukaetov 6+3reb, D.Basnarkov 5+1reb, Z.Petkovski 4+1ast
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Dvalishvili's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (206-PF-90) had a great game in the last round for Olimpi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds, while his team outclassed Batumi (#9, 3-10) with 39-point margin 105-66. Olimpi maintains the 4th position in Georgian league. They are still close to the very top. Olimpi would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 10-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Dvalishvili as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Akaki Dvalishvili averages this season 10.2ppg and 6.0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86) of top-ranked MIA Academy. He is American guard in his first season at MIA Academy. In the last game Vaughn recorded impressive 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he lead MIA Academy to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked TSU Tbilisi (#7, 5-8) 102-76. This victory allowed MIA Academy to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 11 matches. Vaughn is a newcomer at MIA Academy and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi (#5). Matiashvili scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kutaisi, leading his team to a 96-41 easy win against STU Tbilisi (#11, 0-13). Kutaisi needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Matiashvili has a great season in Georgia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 11.8rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Levan Fatsatsia) of Olimpi - 24 points and 8 rebounds
5. Konstantine Tomaradze (197-G-90) of Olimpi - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of MIA Academy - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87) of MIA Academy - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Giorgi Sharabidze (210-C-90) of Armia - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of Armia - 15 points and 8 assists

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



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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 20-2 
 2. B.Muenchen 16-7 
 3. EWE Baskets 14-7 
 4. Ratiopharm 14-8 
 5. ALBA 13-7 
 6. Art.Dragons 13-10 
 7. Telekom Baskets 12-10 
 8. Phoenix Hagen 11-11 
 9. s.Oliver Baskets 11-12 
 10. Walter Tigers 11-12 
 11. TBB Trier 10-12 
 12. Bayreuth 10-13 
 13. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 14. MBC 9-14 
 15. NY Phantoms 9-14 
 16. Neckar L'burg 8-15 
 17. Fraport SKY 7-16 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 17: Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers 92-78
Feb. 17: Phoenix Hagen - Ratiopharm 90-78
Feb. 17: TBB Trier - Brose Bask. 84-96
Feb. 17: ALBA - Bremerhaven 81-76
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

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 23: Phoenix Hagen - Fraport SKY
Feb. 23: Ratiopharm - Bayreuth
Feb. 23: Telekom Baskets - ALBA
Feb. 23: NY Phantoms - Art.Dragons
Feb. 23: Brose Bask. - Neckar L'burg
Feb. 23: Walter Tigers - MBC
Feb. 23: LTi 46ers - TBB Trier
Feb. 23: Bremerhaven - B.Muenchen
Feb. 24: EWE Baskets - s.Oliver Baskets

Round 25

Feb. 27: ALBA - Walter Tigers


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. White, Phoenix18.1 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.0 
 4. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.15.4 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.6 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.1 
 9. Rice, B.Muenchen14.0 
 10. Vaden, Telekom13.7 
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, Fraport7.0 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.5 
 7. King, Art.Dragons6.5 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. McGhee, Bayreuth6.3 
 10. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.2 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen5.0 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.1 
 5. White, Phoenix4.0 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.8 
 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 Trier1.5 
 6. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.5 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 8. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.4 
 9. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 10. Zirbes, Brose Bas.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 17-5 
 2. Goettingen 16-6 
 3. Duesseldorf 15-7 
 4. Karlsruhe 14-8 
 5. Cuxhaven 13-9 
 6. Ehingen 12-10 
 7. Chemnitz 11-11 
 8. Heidelberg 11-11 
 9. NBC 10-12 
 10. Jena 10-12 
 11. ETB Wohnbau 10-12 
 12. Crailsheim 9-13 
 13. Finke Baskets 9-13 
 14. Gotha 8-14 
 15. Kirchheim 8-14 
 16. Leipzig 3-19 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 17: Jena - Kirchheim 87-79
Feb. 16: Leipzig - NBC 84-87
Feb. 17: Heidelberg - Gotha 84-61
Feb. 17: Ehingen - Karlsruhe 83-76
Feb. 16: Crailsheim - Chemnitz 82-71
Feb. 16: ETB Wohnbau - Cuxhaven 75-68
Feb. 17: Duesseldorf - Goettingen 60-59
Feb. 16: Vechta - Finke Baskets 104-62

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: Finke Baskets - Crailsheim
Feb. 23: Cuxhaven - Vechta
Feb. 23: Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau
Feb. 23: Gotha - Jena
Feb. 23: Goettingen - Heidelberg
Feb. 23: Karlsruhe - Duesseldorf
Feb. 23: NBC - Ehingen
Feb. 23: Chemnitz - Leipzig


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.4 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.6 
 3. Nixon, NBC19.5 
 4. Williams, Vechta17.6 
 5. Griffin, Gotha17.1 
 6. White, Heidelberg16.5 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.4 
 8. Barker, Jena16.4 
 9. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.3 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.4 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.3 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 5. Baker, Gotha8.0 
 6. Henley, ETB W.8.0 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen7.6 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.2 
 9. Moore, Crailsheim6.9 
 10. Livas, Goettingen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, Vechta7.3 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.0 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.0 
 5. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.0 
 6. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 8. Barker, Jena4.3 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.3 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.2 
 4. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.6 
 7. Harris, Goettingen1.5 
 8. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.3 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.9 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.5 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 6. Madrich, Vechta1.0 
 7. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.0.9 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.7 
 10. Ferguson, Vechta0.7 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 16-3 
 2. Rist Wedel 13-6 
 3. Herten Lions 12-7 
 4. Oldenburg 10-9 
 5. Recklinghausen 10-9 
 6. SU Medien 8-11 
 7. MTV Wolfenbuettel 8-11 
 8. Wulfen 8-11 
 9. Hannover 8-11 
 10. BSW Sixers 8-11 
 11. Dorsten 7-12 
 12. Stahnsdorf 6-13 
Group South
 1. Dragons 17-2 
 2. Weissenhorn 13-6 
 3. Noerdlingen 11-8 
 4. Bayer Giants 11-8 
 5. Licher Baeren 11-8 
 6. Langen 11-8 
 7. Fraport SKY II 10-9 
 8. Leitershofen 9-10 
 9. Hanau 8-11 
 10. Dresden 6-13 
 11. Konstanz 4-15 
 12. TSV Troester 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

North

Feb. 16: MTV Wolfenbuettel - BSW Sixers 90-65
Feb. 16: Herten Lions - Recklinghausen 89-97
Feb. 16: Schwelm - Rist Wedel 86-90
Feb. 16: Wulfen - Oldenburg 78-74
Feb. 17: SU Medien - Hannover 78-71
Feb. 16: Dorsten - Stahnsdorf 60-98

South

Feb. 16: Weissenhorn - Noerdlingen 92-82
Feb. 16: Dragons - Hanau 85-72
Feb. 16: Dresden - Bayer Giants 83-108
Feb. 17: TSV Troester - Licher Baeren 75-76
Feb. 16: Konstanz - Langen 72-77
Feb. 16: Leitershofen - Fraport SKY II 105-91

Regular Season: Round 20

North

Feb. 23: Dorsten - Herten Lions
Feb. 23: Rist Wedel - Recklinghausen
Feb. 23: Hannover - Schwelm
Feb. 23: Oldenburg - SU Medien
Feb. 23: BSW Sixers - Wulfen
Feb. 23: Stahnsdorf - MTV Wolfenbuettel

South

Feb. 23: Bayer Giants - Hanau
Feb. 23: Noerdlingen - Dresden
Feb. 23: Konstanz - Dragons
Feb. 23: Langen - Leitershofen
Feb. 24: Licher Baeren - Weissenhorn
Feb. 24: Fraport SKY II - TSV Troester


Ali Traore Headed To Alba Berlin - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It hasnt been made official yet, but according to the webpage sportando, Alba Berlin will bolster their inside presence with top French player Ali Traore (207-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC). Ali Traore is a 27 year old 207cm power forward that was born in the Ivory Coast. He is a very athletic player, who can play in each of the front court positions. Has great inside game skills, he's tough and has good timing for the offensive rebounds. Also, he can hit a shot from outside. This season, he played briefly for Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia-PBL), released in Dec.'12: VTB United League: 1 game: 10pts, 5rbs; Russian PBL: 1 game: 4pts, 2rbs. He started his basketball career in 2000 for the ASVEL Villeurbanne cadet team and stayed in the organization until 2004. He then played for French teams like Quimper UJAP (ProB), Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProA) and STB Le HavreIn 2008, he returned back to Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (ProA) where he played until 2010. In 2010-2011, he played for Lottomatica Virtus Roma (Italy-SerieA, starting five): Euroleague: 15 games: 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 56.6%, FT: 73.2%; Italian League: 30 games: 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 58.4%, FT: 67.7%. Last season, he played for Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia-PBL): VTB League: 21 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 57.5%, FT: 70.1%; EuroCup: 13 games: Score-3 (15.3ppg), Reb-3 (7.1rpg), FGP: 60.4%, FT: 68.5%; Russian League: 20 games: 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 59.1%, FT: 60.9%.

Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been French U16 National Team -01, European Championships for Cadet in Latvia -01, French Cup Finalist -02
French U18 National Team -02, French ProA Champion -02, 09, French All-Star Game Junior Selection -03, French ProA Finalist -03, French U20 National Team -05, French ProA All-Star Game -07, 09, 10, French La Semaine des As Cup Semifinals -09, French ProA Regular Season Champion -09, French National Team -09-12, European Championships in Poland -09: 9 games: 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 0.0%, 3FGP: 50.0%, FT: 12.0%, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team -10, Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team -10, French Pro A Season Domestic MVP -10, French La Semaine des As Cup Winner -10, World Championships in Turkey -10: 6 games: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 36.4%, European Championships in Lithuania -11 (Silver): 10 games: 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 54.4%, FT: 64.3%, Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team -12, Eurocup Quarterfinals -12, VTB United League Semifinals -12, Russian PBL Semifinals -12, and Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) -12: 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg.





Too Much Sweet Philly In Dawan Robinsons Penetration As He Leads The Fraport Skyliners Past Tuebingen 92-78 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is never easy coming to a new team and then playing on the road for three straight games and just having to wait and wait and wait to getting that first taste of the Fraport arena. For Americans Ryan Brooks and Laquan Prowell having to wait 12 days before playing their first home game in front of the energetic home crowd must have been as difficult as school grades being delayed and straight A students not being able to brag for a while, Rajon Rondo tearing his ACL and having to miss the rest of the season and recuperate and having to have to wait until next season to play again and typical D-league players who have to wait for their call up never knowing when the NBA limelight will shine into their faces like a floodlight giving off glittering dollar signs. Many fans enter the Fraport arena to see the next amazing dunk battle on the court between Quantez Robertson and Danilo white men can jump Barthel, seeing if a Sebastian Jung or Alex Meier are sitting courtside to help support the home team or if a Kamil Novak made the trip back to Frankfurt to help cheer on the Skyliners. Of course there were many fans also that wanted to see the two ex LTi Giessen 46ers Ryan Brooks and Tez buddy from Auburn Laquan Prowell and watch them strut their basketball tricks. Both guys were on the floor highly motivated and gave the fans a show as always as they combined for 25 points, but Quantez Robertson/Reggie Redding duel was really what many were waiting for and cleaning the drool from their mouthes, but Air Tez left the floor with the satisfying 92-78 win. Redding had fond memories from last season as he stepped on the floor in the Fraport arena having his best point game of the season netting 24 points and help lead Tuebingen to the late season win after the playoff train had already been derailed. Just observing basketball duels on the court is always a delectable basketball delight, because no matter how delicious the serving is, the munchies will always last you until breakfast and the next game. This is a great duel. I really like Reggie Redding. He is the sparkplug and heart and soul of the team. When Redding is on then so are the Tigers, but when he isnt then the Tigers arent either. It is interesting to see how both player play and use their advantages like Redding with his physical play and Robertson with his athletic play. It is always wise to get Redding in foul trouble. I always like to look at how the players use their strength and how the coaches figure out ways to help them. It is always interesting to see how Tez plays against bigger players. One saw that he had problems against the bigger Robin Benzing in Munich, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. Fraport Skyliner American Taylor Brown watched the Tez-Redding duel from the first row behind the Skyliners bench and was amazed at their play. They were both banging down low and were very physical. Redding didnt have his best shooting day, but that was because of the defense of Tez. If Frankfurt could of limited the passing of Redding, then they would of led at halftime. Redding is a good passer and not selfish at all and knows how to make the right passes, stressed Taylor Brown. Robertson was as soft spoken as always and saw as just another day at the office guarding Redding. Redding is always a challenge to guard. He is one of the best wings in the league. I just tried to contain him and not give him any open looks, expressed Quantez Robertson. Robertson played very well, making the big plays and grabbing rebounds and getting steals, added Reggie Redding. Devin Gibson might be the second best defender on the Fraport Skyliners and has to concentrate on his man, but even he was able to catch glimpses of this Cincinnati-Philadelphia battle. It is always fun to watch Tez play defense. He always has to defend the other teams best player. He is the best defender that I have ever played with. I have never seen an opponent have his way with him, added Quantez Robertson.

Dawan Robinson (189-G-82, college: Rhode Island) was playing his ninth Beko BBL game for the Fraport Skyliners and has been up and down so far. He had good scoring games with 16 in Giessen, 12 points in Munich and 14 points in Bayreuth, but then again weaker games like 0 points against the Artland Dragons. He may not have a high assist rate, but he is able to find his teammates if he has to. His biggest strength is his penetration which just exploded against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Robinson finished with 21 points on 7/9 shooting and just killed the Schwaben team with his quick penetration. Robinson hails from Philadelphia and has that sweet Philly touch in his game. However according to the 30 year old, there was nothing sweet Philly about his potent driving to the basket. There was nothing sweet about my penetration, but it was hard and ruthless and as hard as nails, smilied Dawan Robinson. Robinson was as aggressive as ever in the set play finding the holes and not losing any time getting to the hole as well as getting quickly out on the fast break and getting easy buckets. This is the best that I have seen him play. He seemed to attack more than ever and I think that he finally has his stamina after his injury. He is quick, but very smart how to use his body, expressed Fraport Skyliner guard Devin Gibson. Robertson quickly got on the fast break and often found Robinson down court for the easy lay up. He didnt do much in the first half, but going in the second half. He got to basket and used the pick and role well and got wide open on the fast break. Having a big body and getting to the free throw line was also important, stressed Quantez Robertson.

The Fraport Skyliners desperately needed a win and were looking to snap their five game losing streak and instead of starting slowly came in very focused and a high intensity showing the Walter Tigers Tuebingen quickly that they had come to play. It was high noon for the Fraport Skyliners and they understood how important the game was and just played top team basketball. Coach Katzurin was pissed at us after the Braunschwieg loss. Last Thursday, we didnt even practice, but just watched video of that game. We came into this game with a sense of urgency and we just knew how important this game was. We played with a lot of energy and just came out with passion and desire, explained Dawan Robinson. For the Walter Tigers Tuebingen, they have never been this close to the playoffs at position nine so late in the season and were looking to get a tighter grip on the playoff picture. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen played a solid first half, but in the second half seemed to be a bit surprised at the stronger and improved play of the Fraport Skyliners and just couldnt match their intensity and just couldnt play consistent defense to derail their the offense of Frankfurt. Points came easily for both teams in the first half. We took the whole situation to comfortable and they came out at us in the second half. We had many turnovers and just couldnt get over the hump. We had stupid turnovers at crucial times and just made uncharacteristic mistakes on defense, warned Dashaun Wood buddy Vaughn Duggins.

The Walter Tigers came out on a mission in the first quarter leading 6-0 before the Beko BBL mascot had even introduced itself to Fraport Skyliner mascot Dunking Kong. Tuebingen started to attack Frankfurt inside early as Duggins and Notre Dame alumnist Tyrone Nash scored inside. This quick force of offense didnt hinder Frankfurt from getting points fast as ex LTi Giessen 46er Ryan Brooks who was making his debut in a Skyliner uniform in Frankfurt nailed a three pointer and then scored inside driving past Vaughn Duggins as Frankfurt trailed 6-5. The game was high paced as both teams were in an offensive furry. The Fraport Skyliners got some buckets from Robinson and Peacock, but Tuebingen kept the lead, mainly because they also scored at leisure. Duggins scored on a runner and big man Kenny Frease who can chew a stick of gum with the best baseball players scored on the fast break as Tuebingen led 14-11. After Cameron Wells found Redding for a back door reverse lay up and 16-13 Tigers lead, Frankfurt took a 5-0 run to lead 18-16 for the first time getting a big boost from the German kids Johannes Voigtman making a mid distance jumper and Danilo Barthel hitting from down town. Wells and Barthel then exchanged free throws as Frankfurt led 20-18. Tuebingen had one last possession and Houston native Wells hit a three pointer with one second on the shot clock as the Frankfurt trailed 21-20 after one quarter. Frankfurt played at a good tempo. Frankfurt had a good flow on offense and taking good shots. Frankfurt had problems securing that first rebound which hurt them, expressed Fraport Skyliner junior Taylor Brown. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen was shooting 64% from the two point range and 33% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the two point range and 40% from outside. Both teams secured seven rebounds and Tuebingen had three turnovers and Frankfurt two turnovers.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen kept up their fats tempo offense going on a 5-0 run as Oklahoma native Josh Young was the recipient of making all five points and giving Tuebingen the 26-20 lead. A 6-0 Tuebingen run was followed by a 5-0 Frankfurt run as the Skyliners understood to keep their offense in rhythm and not let it sputter for minutes and let the opponent go on a high lead something that had happened in the past. Barthel hit his second three pointer of the game and Peacock took his money shot the mid distance jumper cutting the Tuebingen lead to 26-25. Once Peacock gets going nothing can really stop him except for maybe some let loose alligators from the Everglades, but even then the Miami native could probably shoot over them. Peacock made a step back jumper and tied the game at 29-29 with free throws. Nash then made a tip in off a Duggins miss and Super Tez scored with a hard penetration drive with his left hand to dead lock game at 31-31. Tuebingen kept attacking the Frankfurt bucket and making the Skyliners penetration defense look harmless as Frease and Redding scored for the 35-31 lead. We had problems with their drive and dish. We were unable to stop penetration earlier, added Dawan Robinson. Laquan Prowell then scored on a lay in as the Fraport Skyliners did a super job freeing themselves from a full court Tiger press. Redding then found Duggins for a back door cut and Robertson closed out the scoring with a lay in as the Walter Tigers Tuebingen led only 39-37 at halftime. Frankfurt was giving up too many easy baskets inside. On offense Frankfurt made some bad decisions, but they continued to fight as they showed they knew how big this game was, stressed Fraport Skyliner junior Benedikt Nicolay. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 48% from the field and 33% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 45% from the field and 33% from the three point line. Tuebingen had the 18-12 rebound edge, but six turnovers while Frankfurt only had three turnovers.

The third quarter remained a very tight game until the last few minutes where the Fraport Skyliners were able to regain the lead again. After Peacock scored inside after getting a slick pass from Barthel, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen escaped out on a 4-0 run to lead 44-39. Young scored inside getting past Ryan Brooks and Frease made a baby hook shot. Frankfurt got free throws from Brooks and Robertson, but Tuebingen was still very aggressive inside as Duggins gave Frease a no look pass and then scored himself past Barthel as Frankfurt trailed 49-43. When your behind and in need of scoring, then you call on a Peacock who could be called Mr scoring in bunches. He scored three times showing just how explosive he can be tying the game at 49-49. Frankfurt had a great offensive rhythm and were finding open shots. They were looking for Peacock and if they had been a bit more aggressive on defense would have been leading. Skyliners fed of the energy of Peacock, added Taylor Brown. Tuebingen then took two leads as Redding scored inside getting the perfect bounce pass form Nash and Duggins scored high of the glass, but Frankfurt tied the score twice as Tez scored and Robinson scored as the game was knotted at 53-53. However Frankfurt closed out the third quarter strong getting buckets from Robinson, Prowell and Brooks and stepping up their defesne forcing some Tiger turnovers. Ohle closed out the scoring with a lay in as Frankfurt led 62-59. Zack Peacock already got involved in the second quarter, but really got going in the third quarter. He got comfortable and we fed off his energy, stated Dawan Robinson. We didnt come out as strong as we needed to. We just didnt attack enough at both ends of the court, stressed Reggie Redding. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the two point area and 36% from the parking lot while the Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 63% from the field and 25% from the parking lot. Tuebingen had the 25-16 rebound advantage, but 11 turnovers while Frankfurt had only three turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners kept their high intensity in the fourth quarter as they kept their lead and never looked back. Despite Devin Gibson turning the ball over at the start and being punished by a Wells lay up, the Fraport Skyliners went on a 6-0 run to lead comfortably 68-61. Little used captain Marius Nolte exerted some extra team energy with a bucket inside, Robinson hit free throws and Prowell took advantage of the mismatch against the smaller Wells and shot a hook shot over him. Lischka and Redding answered cutting the Frankfurt lead to 68-65, but Frankfurt never let up on offense continuing to attack inside weakening the Tigers. Robinson scored inside as Frankfurt led 71-65. Tuebingen once again scored on the Drive and dish as they had so often as Redding found Ohle inside for a difficult with contact lay up cutting the Frankfurt lead to 71-67. We actually focused on the Drive and dish in this game. Their help was so good that we did more drive and dish and were able to finish well, added Vaughn Duggins. Our rotations was a problem on their drive and dish, stressed Dawan Robinson. Frankfurt continued to attack on offense and defense getting steals that led to fast break points from Robinson and Brooks as Frankfurt led 77-67. Tuebingen had big problems against the Frankfurt penetration as they could do what they wanted and were attacking with passion. Our penetration opened it up on the pick and role. We were able to find each other due to our aggressive play, said Dawan Robinson. However Tuebingen wasnt down and out yet as German Johannes Lischka reeled his team back with a lightening 5-0 run dropping a three pointer and finishing on the fast break cutting the Frankfurt lead to 77-72. However Frankfurt continued to be too strong for Tuebingen as they continued to score any which way as Tez stole the ball from Nashs hands under his bucket or the smaller Brooks hitting over FRease as Frankfurt led 81-74 with time running out. After Duggins free throws, the Fraport Skyliners sealed the victory with back to back steals from Brooks and Robinson leading to transition buckets from Robinson and Brooks. Frankfurt made big steals in the last minutes leading to easy transition baskets. Brooks had the icing on the cake with a big shot. They played great team basketball at the end, stressed Taylor Brown. We were able to cut it down to five points, but then they were up again. Then we had two big turnovers. It was tough having to come back then, commented Reggie Redding.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Dawan Robinson with 21 points. Zach Peacock added 20 points and five rebounds. Ryan Brooks contributed 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Quantez Robertson added 12 points and Danilo Barthel 10 points. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were led by Vaughn Duggins with 15 points. Kenny Frease added 13 points. Reggie Redding produced 11 points, six rebounds and five assists. Tyrone Nash has 10 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Fraport Skyliners had a much needed win with an offense that had sputtered much this season, but finally broke out of its funk managing 92 points. When you shoot 55% from the field and 42% from outside and defend well, then you will win on many nights. Frankfurt lost the rebound battle 30-22 and had problems with the constant inside pounding of their drive and dish, but took good care of the ball coughing it up only seven times. Frankfurt simply had so many positives on this night. Our biggest strength was our cohesiveness. We just stayed together today, stressed Dawan Robinson. Tigers Vaughn Duggins saw anything but a team close to the bottom of the standings. Frankfurt was a totally different team to what we saw before Christmas in Tuebingen. The addition of Prowell and Brooks have helped. They were feeling their way around in the first games, but are here now. Danilo Barthel was very strong one more player that we had to worry about and Robinson had a big second half, added Vaughn Duggins.




ProB Round 19: SC Rist Wedel defeats group leader SG Schwelmer Baskets - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (16-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked SC Rist Wedel (13-6) 90-86. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group North. It was a great shooting night for SC Rist Wedel especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) answered with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for SG Schwelmer Baskets. SC Rist Wedel moved-up to second place in Group North. SG Schwelmer Baskets at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. SC Rist Wedel are looking forward to face Recklinghausen (#5) at home in the next round. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Hannover Tigers (#9) in Hannover and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Herten Lions (12-7) against fifth ranked Recklinghausen (10-9) on Saturday night. Host Herten Lions were defeated by Recklinghausen in a tough game in Herten 89-97. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Patrick Carney helped adding 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) responded with 37 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Recklinghausen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Oldenburg. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Recklinghausen will play against league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herten Lions will play against Dorsten and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Weissenhorn Youngstars (13-6) which hosted in Weissenhorn 3rd placed Noerdlingen (11-8). Second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars managed to get a 10-point victory 92-82. It was an exceptional evening for Myles Hesson who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Chad Gray came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for Noerdlingen in the defeat. Weissenhorn Youngstars have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place in Group South with 13-6 record having four points less than leader Dragons. Loser Noerdlingen keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Weissenhorn Youngstars will meet Licher Baeren (#5) on the road in the next round. Noerdlingen will play against Dresden and hope to secure a win.
We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Leitershofen (9-10) over 4th placed Fraport Skyliners II (10-9) 105-91. Lindsey Hughey fired 35 points (!!!), 6 assists and 5 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners. Fraport Skyliners II's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leitershofen maintains eighth place in Group South with 9-10 record. Fraport Skyliners II at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Leitershofen's next round opponent will be higher ranked TV 1862 Langen (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (17-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Hanau (8-11) 85-72. It was a very good performance for Alejo Rodriguez who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Boris Kaminski used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 17-2 record. Loser Hanau keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hanau will play against Bayer Giants in Leverkusen.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant.
In Group North Hannover was beaten by SU Medien on the road 78-71. Wulfen won against Oldenburg on its own court 78-74. BSW Sixers was outscored by MTV Wolfenbuettel in a road game 90-65. Dorsten were rolled over Stahnsdorf at home 60-98.
In Group South Licher Baeren defeated TSV Troester on the opponent's court 76-75. Konstanz was beaten by Langen in a home game 72-77. Bayer Giants destroyed Dresden on the road 108-83.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 48 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists by Adonte Parker of Bayer Giants.


Group North
SU Medien - Hannover 78-71

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (8-11) beat higher ranked Hannover Tigers (8-11) in Braunschweig 78-71 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hannover Tigers won third quarter 20-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Spot Up Medien Baskets won last quarter 23-18. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for international point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 8 rebounds. Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Nigerian-American forward Michael Fakuade (201-89, college: Ill.-Springfield, agency: N.E.T.) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hannover Tigers. Four Hannover Tigers players scored in double figures. Hannover Tigers' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spot Up Medien Baskets moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Hannover Tigers. Spot Up Medien Baskets will face higher ranked Oldenburg (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
SU Medien: D.Schroeder 31+8reb+2ast, H.Sant-Roos 21+2reb+3ast, J.Wessels 9+8reb+1ast, B.Wenzel 7+7reb, S.Bennett 5+5reb+4ast, L.Gertz 3+3reb+2ast
Hannover: M.Fakuade 16+15reb+2ast, A.Cook 16+5reb+3ast, J.Prasuhn 12+8reb+2ast, T.Welzel 10+3reb+2ast, M.Williams 9+2reb+2ast, J.Lodders 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 185207


Wulfen - Oldenburg 78-74

There was an upset when 4th placed Oldenburg (10-9) lost on the road to ninth ranked BSV Wulfen (8-11) 78-74 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-74. BSV Wulfen made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Oldenburg turnovers. It was a very good performance for American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) answered with 27 points and guard Anselm Hartmann (190-93) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Oldenburg. BSV Wulfen moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Oldenburg keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. BSV Wulfen will face BSW Sixers (#10) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Oldenburg will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wulfen: A.Houston 24+6reb+1ast, A.Young 24+8reb+2ast, H.Bellscheidt 12+4reb+2ast, M.Berger 8+2reb+2ast, P.Gunther 6+2reb+2ast, L.Griffin 4+5reb
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 27+4reb+2ast, A.Hartmann 13+8reb+3ast, A.Witte 12+1reb+2ast, P.Albrecht 6+1reb+1ast, J.Wimberg 6+1reb+2ast, C.Heinrich 6+1reb
gschID: 185206


MTV Wolfenbuettel - BSW Sixers 90-65

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (8-11) rolled over at home higher ranked BSW Sixers (8-11) 90-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. BSW Sixers was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Lamonte Thomas (187, college: J.and Wales, RI, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 assists. Swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists for the winners. Five Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. Swingman Tom Lipke (194-86, agency: Court Side) answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) added 14 points in the effort for BSW Sixers. BSW Sixers' coach Timo Stumpf gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated BSW Sixers. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: L.Thomas 29+2reb+5ast, D.Nawrocki 17+3reb+2ast, F.Theis 14+6reb, H.Knopke 14+2reb+10ast, T.Clark 12+12reb+2ast, M.Poeschel 2+1reb+1ast
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 14+3ast, T.Lipke 12+8reb+1ast, F.Diestelhorst 11+1reb, S.Ahnsehl 9+2reb+1ast, J.McNeil 7+4ast, N.Gerwig 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 185205


Dorsten - Stahnsdorf 60-98

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Dorsten (7-12) was outscored at home by twelfth ranked RSV Eintracht (6-13) 98-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. RSV Eintracht led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 67.9 percent from the field. RSV Eintracht had a 27-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for RSV Eintracht especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. It was a very good performance for center Michael Haucke (210-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five RSV Eintracht players scored in double figures. RSV Eintracht's coach Kai Buchmann felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Albanian guard Nderim Pelaj (179-88) answered with 12 points and 4 assists and American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) added 8 points and 4 assists in the effort for Dorsten. RSV Eintracht maintains twelfth place in Group North with 6-13 record. Loser Dorsten dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. RSV Eintracht will face higher ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: B.Wheadon 17+5reb+1ast, Y.Evans 17+3reb+1ast, T.Malone 17+5reb, M.Haucke 14+10reb+5ast, N.Schumann 11+2reb+1ast, T.Grauel 6+4ast
Dorsten: N.Pelaj 12+3reb+4ast, J.Eller 10+4reb, N.Janoschek 10+3reb, P.Spettmann 8+5reb+1ast, C.Jones 8+4reb+4ast, G.Hagner 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 185204


Herten Lions - Recklinghausen 89-97

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Herten Lions (12-7) against fifth ranked Recklinghausen (10-9) on Saturday night. Host Herten Lions were defeated by Recklinghausen in a tough game in Herten 89-97. The guests were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 36-28 Herten Lions' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 97-89 at the end of the game. Recklinghausen made 19-of-20 charity shots (95.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) helped adding 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) responded with 37 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals and point guard Brandon Larrieu (183, college: Seattle Pacific) scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Recklinghausen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Oldenburg. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Recklinghausen will play against league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herten Lions will play against Dorsten and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Recklinghausen: P.Carney 23+5reb+7ast, R.Franklin 18+13reb+7ast, D.Leithner 12+4reb+1ast, A.Steed 9+2reb, D.McDuffie 8+1reb+2ast, F.Werner 8+2reb+1ast
Herten Lions: A.Bowie 37+4reb+5ast, B.Larrieu 18+6reb+4ast, J.Ducker 13+8reb, F.Sadek 7+6reb+3ast, T.Schonborn 5+1reb, Y.Opitz 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185203


Schwelm - Rist Wedel 86-90

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (16-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked SC Rist Wedel (13-6) 90-86. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group North. It was a great shooting night for SC Rist Wedel especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) answered with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and center Andreas Kronhardt (204-89) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for SG Schwelmer Baskets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel moved-up to second place in Group North. SG Schwelmer Baskets at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. SC Rist Wedel are looking forward to face Recklinghausen (#5) at home in the next round. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Hannover Tigers (#9) in Hannover and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 21+2ast, D.Hopkins 20+8reb+4ast, F.Boeke 15+4reb+2ast, M.Boadu 13+7reb+2ast, T.Lange 9+4reb, P.Owusu-Frimpong 7+8reb+3ast
Schwelm: J.Coles 32+8reb+5ast, S.Schroter 16+5reb+1ast, A.Kronhardt 16+6reb+1ast, D.Hamilton 11+1reb+6ast, D.Malinowski 6+3reb+2ast, L.Wendt 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185202


Group South
TSV Troester - Licher Baeren 75-76

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Licher Baeren (11-8) edged 12th ranked TSV Troester (3-16) in Breitenguessbach 76-75 on Sunday. Strangely TSV Troester outrebounded Licher Baeren 36-24 including 23 on the defensive glass. TSV Troester was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Willis Gardner (185-86, college: Colorado St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. Johannes Richter (206-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and Johannes Thiemann (203-94) added 11 points in the effort for TSV Troester. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Licher Baeren have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. TSV Troester lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Licher Baeren will face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSV Troester will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#7) in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: W.Gardner 16+5reb+4ast, M.Perl 15+2reb+2ast, J.Swanson 13+7reb+2ast, N.Valentic 11+2reb+3ast, J.Jones 10+1ast, A.Klisura 4+1reb+1ast
TSV Troester: J.Richter 14+15reb+2ast, D.Dizdarevic 12+4reb, J.Thiemann 11+4reb+1ast, S.Walde 8+1reb+1ast, T.Korndoerfer 7+3reb, A.Engel 6+1ast
gschID: 186946


Leitershofen - Fraport SKY II 105-91

We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Leitershofen (9-10) over 4th placed Fraport Skyliners II (10-9) 105-91. It looked good early as Fraport Skyliners II took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leitershofen had a 35-19 second period charge getting the lead and Fraport Skyliners II was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 91-105. Leitershofen shot 60.3 percent from the field and made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Leitershofen outrebounded Fraport Skyliners II 29-18 including 21 on the defensive glass. American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) fired 35 points (!!!), 6 assists and 5 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import guard James Washington (182-87, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: FCM) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists. Hughey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. point guard Falko Theilig (180-92) produced 9 points and 16 assists and American point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fraport Skyliners II's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leitershofen maintains eighth place in Group South with 9-10 record. Fraport Skyliners II at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Leitershofen's next round opponent will be higher ranked TV 1862 Langen (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: L.Hughey 35+3reb+6ast, J.Washington 25+2reb+4ast, J.Genck 13+2reb+1ast, S.Woelki 10+8reb+4ast, P.Wischnewski 10+4reb+2ast, R.Froehlich 9+6reb+2ast
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 22+1reb+1ast, T.Brown 16+5reb+3ast, S.Daks 14+1reb, N.Vukovic 13, T.Oldenburg 11+6reb+1ast, F.Theilig 9+1reb+16ast
gschID: 186944


Konstanz - Langen 72-77

There was no surprise when 11th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-15) lost at home to seventh ranked TV 1862 Langen (11-8) 77-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 24-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. TV 1862 Langen made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Aubrey Conerly (180-83, college: Jacksonville) answered with 18 points and 9 assists and Mali forward Oumar Sylla (201-84, college: Richmond) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for ifm Baskets Konstanz. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. ifm Baskets Konstanz lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play at home against the league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf.
Top scorers:
Langen: M.Woody 26+15reb+1ast, J.Domdey 14+1reb+1ast, T.Jahn 10+6reb+2ast, M.Schneider 10+3reb+3ast, S.Barth 8+1reb+4ast, M.Cooke 6+6reb
Konstanz: A.Conerly 18+4reb+9ast, O.Sylla 15+6reb+1ast, F.Henningsen 15+1reb+4ast, E.Foth 10+7reb+3ast, L.Menck 7+5reb, P.Leidig 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186943


Dresden - Bayer Giants 83-108

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Bayer Giants (11-8) crushed on the road 10th ranked Dresden (6-13) 108-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayer Giants. Dresden was better in third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Bayer Giants had a 34-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Dresden was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 48 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds and guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Dresden. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayer Giants moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Dresden lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Bayer Giants will face Hanau (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Dresden will play against Noerdlingen.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 48+7reb+9ast, J.Eggleston 15+12reb+2ast, G.Twiehoff 12+4reb+2ast, M.Brueggemann 11, M.Rass 10+1reb+1ast, M.Goddek 6+6reb+1ast
Dresden: J.Benson 23+8reb+2ast, A.Jones 16+2reb+3ast, J.Boucher 12+7reb+4ast, R.Haas 7+1reb+3ast, B.Blossey 6+1reb+1ast, A.Heide 6+2reb
gschID: 186942


Weissenhorn - Noerdlingen 92-82

An interesting game for Weissenhorn Youngstars (13-6) which hosted in Weissenhorn 3rd placed Noerdlingen (11-8). Second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars managed to get a 10-point victory 92-82. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 49-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Weissenhorn Youngstars made 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) accounted for 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Noerdlingen in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Weissenhorn Youngstars have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place in Group South with 13-6 record having four points less than leader Dragons. Loser Noerdlingen keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Weissenhorn Youngstars will meet Licher Baeren (#5) on the road in the next round. Noerdlingen will play against Dresden and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: T.Joenke 24+5reb+3ast, M.Hesson 20+12reb+3ast, M.Heberlein 19+1reb, M.Shtein 18+5reb+5ast, K.Gausa 6+4reb+2ast, P.Vojkovic 3
Noerdlingen: C.Gray 22+10reb+1ast, S.Schmoll 17+3reb+3ast, B.Hogg 15+9reb+3ast, J.Eichler 12+7reb, F.Brutting 5+2reb+4ast, F.Sefranek 4+3ast
gschID: 186945


Dragons - Hanau 85-72

ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (17-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Hanau (8-11) 85-72. The game without a history. Dragons Rhoendorf led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Dragons Rhoendorf outrebounded Hanau 38-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Boris Kaminski used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Marco Voeller (198-89) answered with 21 points and American Lionel Sullivan (201-87, college: Northwood) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hanau. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 17-2 record. Loser Hanau keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hanau will play against Bayer Giants in Leverkusen.
Top scorers:
Dragons: G.Robinson 21+7reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 16+16reb+3ast, E.Tukiss 15+2reb+1ast, F.Koch 12+3reb+1ast, N.Larsen 10+3reb+7ast, K.Ekoemeye 4+2reb
Hanau: M.Voeller 21+4reb, L.Sullivan 15+7reb+2ast, A.Sharda 12+2reb+5ast, J.Scott 10+4reb, S.Koehnert 10+1reb+2ast, F.Bahlke 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186941



Davin White claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Davin White (186-G-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Phoenix Hagen and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 31-year old guard had the game-high 33 points adding two rebounds for Phoenix Hagen in his team's victory, helping them to beat Ratiopharm (#4, 14-8) 90-78. Phoenix Hagen is placed at 8th position in German BBL. Phoenix Hagen is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-11 record. In the team's last game White had a remarkable 83.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Phoenix Hagen's top player in his first season with the team. Cal State - Northridge graduate has very impressive stats this year. White is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.1ppg. White is in league's top in assists (5th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 53.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American power forward John Turek (206-F/C-83) of Neckar L'burg. Turek impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Neckar L'burg lost that game 68-75 to the higher-ranked Telekom Baskets (#7, 12-10). Neckar L'burg is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-15 record. Turek is a newcomer at Neckar L'burg and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.1ppg (#8). He also registered 5.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of ALBA (#5). Thompson scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of ALBA, leading his team to a 81-76 win against the lower-ranked Bremerhaven (#13, 9-13). ALBA needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 7 lost games. Thompson has a great season in Germany. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.6ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81) of Brose Bask. - 23 points and 4 assists
5. Zachery Peacock (203-F-87) of Fraport SKY - 20 points and 5 rebounds
6. Dawan Robinson (189-G-82) of Fraport SKY - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Nick Schneiders (221-C-84) of NY Phantoms - 12 points and 10 rebounds
8. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) of NY Phantoms - 20 points and 6 assists
9. Bradley Buckman (203-F-84) of Art.Dragons - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Bryce Taylor (196-SG-86) of Art.Dragons - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



BBL Round 23: ratiopharm Ulm is upset by Phoenix Hagen - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (14-8) and eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. ratiopharm Ulm was defeated by Phoenix Hagen in Hagen 90-78. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. ratiopharm Ulm managed to win fourth quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) who scored 33 points (!!!) (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. International point guard Per Guenther (185-88) produced 15 points and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the guests. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to eighth place. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Phoenix Hagen are looking forward to face Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#17) in Frankfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against BBC Bayreuth (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Brose Bask. delivered the twentiethth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked TBB Trier (10-12) 96-84. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Anton Gavel contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) answered with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for TBB Trier. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Brose Bask. (20-2) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. TBB Trier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Brose Bask. will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. TBB Trier will play against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Frankfurt, where higher ranked Walter Tigers (11-12) lost to seventeenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (7-16) in a road game 78-92 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for Ryan Brooks who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' coach Muli Katzurin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Reggie Redding responded with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Deutsche Bank Skyliners maintains seventeenth place with 7-16 record. Loser Walter Tigers dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. They share it with s.Oliver Baskets. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will meet higher ranked Phoenix Hagen (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Walter Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Bayreuth, where 12th ranked BBC Bayreuth (10-13) was outleveled at home by fifteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (9-14) 91-70. It was an exceptional evening for Dennis Schroeder who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for New Yorker Phantoms. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with MBC. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. New Yorker Phantoms' next round opponent will be higher ranked Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Quakenbrueck. Local Artland Dragons (13-10) outscored 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-18) 107-65 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Bradley Buckman who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Artland Dragons' coach Stefan Koch felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Artland Dragons maintains sixth place with 13-10 record. LTi 46ers lost their eighth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Artland Dragons will face New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LTi 46ers will play at home against TBB Trier.

Other games of round 23 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Bremerhaven were defeated by ALBA in Berlin 81-76. Neckar L'burg was beaten by Telekom Baskets at home 68-75. EWE Baskets won against MBC on the opponent's court 75-67. B.Muenchen managed to outperform s.Oliver Baskets in a home game 80-75.
The best stats of 23th round was 19 points and 7 rebounds by Deon Thompson of ALBA.


ALBA - Bremerhaven 81-76

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-13) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked ALBA Berlin (13-7) 81-76 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. ALBA Berlin made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) produced 20 points and 7 assists and forward Jacob Burtschi (198-84, college: Air Force) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALBA Berlin moved-up to fifth place. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. ALBA Berlin will face Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play at home against the league's second-placed Bayern Muenchen.
Top scorers:
ALBA: D.Thompson 19+7reb, Z.Morley 16+8reb+3ast, H.Schaffartzik 14+1reb+2ast, D.Wood 12+1reb+3ast, Y.Idbihi 8+2reb+1ast, S.Schultze 5+2reb
Bremerhaven: S.Burrell 20+3reb+7ast, J.Burtschi 14+3reb+4ast, P.Zwiener 13+4reb, S.Jackson 10+2reb+3ast, S.Morrison 9+7reb+1ast, A.Harris 8+5ast
gschID: 184091


Phoenix Hagen - Ratiopharm 90-78

The game between third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (14-8) and eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. ratiopharm Ulm was defeated by Phoenix Hagen in Hagen 90-78. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. ratiopharm Ulm managed to win fourth quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) who scored 33 points (!!!) (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Four Phoenix Hagen players scored in double figures. International point guard Per Guenther (185-88) produced 15 points and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 20 points respectively for the guests. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to eighth place. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Phoenix Hagen are looking forward to face Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#17) in Frankfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against BBC Bayreuth (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 33+2reb+1ast, D.Bell 20+5reb+3ast, A.Hess 11+8reb+1ast, L.Gordon 10+6reb, A.Lodwick 8+5reb, D.Gregory 5+14reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: S.Esterkamp 20+4reb+1ast, P.Guenther 15+2reb+8ast, A.Ray 11+2reb+2ast, D.Theis 8+6reb+1ast, L.Jeter 8, J.Bryant 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 184090


Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers 92-78

We should mention about the upset which took place in Frankfurt, where higher ranked Walter Tigers (11-12) lost to seventeenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (7-16) in a road game 78-92 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 55-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) helped adding 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Deutsche Bank Skyliners' coach Muli Katzurin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) responded with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Vaughn Duggins (190-87, college: Wright St., agency: Pro One Sports) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Five Deutsche Bank Skyliners and four Walter Tigers players scored in double figures. Deutsche Bank Skyliners maintains seventeenth place with 7-16 record. Loser Walter Tigers dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. They share it with s.Oliver Baskets. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will meet higher ranked Phoenix Hagen (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Walter Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: D.Robinson 21+2reb+3ast, Z.Peacock 20+5reb+1ast, R.Brooks 19+5reb+4ast, Q.Robertson 12+3reb+3ast, D.Barthel 10+3reb+1ast, L.Prowell 6+1reb+1ast
Walter Tigers: V.Duggins 15+1reb+5ast, K.Frease 13+4reb+1ast, R.Redding 11+6reb+5ast, T.Nash 10+6reb+3ast, C.Wells 9+1reb+1ast, J.Lischka 9+5reb
gschID: 184089


TBB Trier - Brose Bask. 84-96

Leader Brose Bask. delivered the twentiethth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked TBB Trier (10-12) 96-84. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Bask.. TBB Trier was better in third quarter 18-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game, while TBB Trier only scored ten points from the stripe. TBB Trier was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Naturalized Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) answered with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and international center Andreas Seiferth (209-89) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for TBB Trier. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Brose Bask. (20-2) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. TBB Trier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Brose Bask. will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. TBB Trier will play against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: C.Jacobsen 23+1reb+4ast, A.Gavel 18+5reb+3ast, B.Nachbar 14+3reb+1ast, J.Massey 13+7reb+3ast, S.Ford 12+2reb, M.Zirbes 10+4reb
TBB Trier: J.Bucknor 15+2reb+1ast, B.Stewart 14+1reb+4ast, N.Linhart 11+7reb+4ast, B.Harper 11+3reb, A.Seiferth 11+7reb+1ast, V.Chikoko 8+1reb
gschID: 184087


Neckar L'burg - Telekom Baskets 68-75

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Telekom Baskets (12-10) defeated on the road 16th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (8-15) 75-68 on Saturday. EnBW Ludwigsburg was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) who scored 20 points. His fellow American import center Chris Ensminger (209-73, college: Valparaiso, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. American power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and Maltese-American Darryl Jackson (189-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Telekom Baskets. They maintain seventh place with 12-10 record. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the sixteenth position with 15 games lost. Telekom Baskets will face higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against the league's leader Brose Bask. (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: R.Vaden 20+4reb+1ast, B.Veikalas 17+2reb, D.McCray 14+2reb+1ast, C.Ensminger 8+11reb+3ast, J.McLean 7+5reb+1ast, J.Jordan 7+1reb+7ast
Neckar L'burg: J.Turek 22+10reb+1ast, D.Jackson 15+4reb+2ast, L.Westbrook 7+5reb+1ast, I.Elliott 6+9reb+2ast, M.Weber 5+1reb, W.Bernard 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 184086


MBC - EWE Baskets 67-75

Very expected game in Weissenfels where 14th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (9-14) was defeated by fourth ranked EWE Baskets (14-7) 75-67 on Saturday. Mitteldeutscher BC was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 25-13 charge of EWE Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 16 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Icelandic point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (194-88) produced 21 points and American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. EWE Baskets moved-up to third place. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. EWE Baskets will face s Oliver Baskets (#9) in Wuerzburg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play on the road against Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 16+4reb, R.Burrell 13+5reb, R.Paulding 12+2reb, J.Jenkins 9+1reb+1ast, C.Kramer 9+4reb+4ast, D.Joyce 8+1reb+1ast
MBC: H.Vilhjalmsson 21+2reb+2ast, D.Uskoski 12+5reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 11+5reb, K.Beidler 10+1reb+2ast, S.Wachalski 4+3reb+1ast, O.Jeanty 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184085


Bayreuth - NY Phantoms 70-91

An interesting game took place in Bayreuth, where 12th ranked BBC Bayreuth (10-13) was outleveled at home by fifteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (9-14) 91-70. It looked good early as BBC Bayreuth took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then New Yorker Phantoms had a 26-19 second period charge getting the lead and BBC Bayreuth was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-91. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 assists. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) came up with 11 points and 4 assists and Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) added 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for BBC Bayreuth in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for New Yorker Phantoms. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with MBC. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. New Yorker Phantoms' next round opponent will be higher ranked Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: D.Schroeder 20+1reb+6ast, H.NaNa 19+5reb, N.Schneiders 12+10reb, R.Kulawick 11, J.Anderson 11+4reb+7ast, I.McElroy 9+4reb+2ast
Bayreuth: J.Trapani 15+4reb, S.Schmitz 12+1reb, K.Hamilton 11+4reb+4ast, J.Cain 10+5reb+2ast, G.McGhee 7+6reb+1ast, N.Simon 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 184084


B.Muenchen - s.Oliver Baskets 80-75

Very predictable result when second ranked Bayern Muenchen (16-7) beat at home 8th ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-12) 80-75 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. s Oliver Baskets were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen's coach Svetislav Pesic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) produced 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and British-American guard Mike Lenzly (189-81, college: Wofford) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Bayern Muenchen. They maintain second place with 16-7 record having three points less than leader Brose Bask. Loser s Oliver Baskets dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. s Oliver Baskets will play against EWE Baskets (#3) in Oldenburg.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: C.Troutman 16+9reb, B.Thomas 14+4reb+1ast, J.Homan 13+9reb+1ast, S.Hamann 9+2ast, T.Rice 9+7ast, J.Jagla 8+2reb+1ast
s.Oliver Baskets: M.Lenzly 16+2reb+2ast, D.Anderson 14+8reb+4ast, J.Boone 10+5reb, J.Little 10+1reb, O.Clay 6+3reb, L.McIntosh 6+2ast
gschID: 184083


Art.Dragons - LTi 46ers 107-65

The game with biggest result difference took place in Quakenbrueck. Local Artland Dragons (13-10) outscored 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-18) 107-65 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Artland Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Artland Dragons outrebounded LTi 46ers 39-20 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Artland Dragons looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Bradley Buckman (203-84, college: Texas) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import Bryce Taylor (196-86) chipped in 14 points. Artland Dragons' coach Stefan Koch felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) produced 16 points and American-British power forward Randall Hanke (211-84, college: Providence) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Artland Dragons maintains sixth place with 13-10 record. LTi 46ers lost their eighth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Artland Dragons will face New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LTi 46ers will play at home against TBB Trier.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: B.Buckman 19+5reb+1ast, D.Mallet 16+1reb+3ast, B.Taylor 14+4reb+2ast, J.Strasser 12+2reb+3ast, P.Popovic 10+6reb, M.Haynes 9+4reb+4ast
LTi 46ers: E.Ovcina 16+3reb+2ast, R.Hanke 14+6reb, A.Zazai 10+1reb+3ast, M.Curry 10+1reb+6ast, A.Buechert 7+4reb, D.Spohr 5+1reb
gschID: 184088



ProA Round 22: Duesseldorf Baskets defeat BG Goettingen in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 22 in the ProA took place in Duesseldorf. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent BG Goettingen (16-6) to third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (15-7) 60-59 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Goettingen. BG Goettingen was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-17 charge of Duesseldorf Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. Duesseldorf Baskets shot 19 for 29 from the free-throw line, while BG Goettingen only scored three points from the stripe. Naturalized American forward Adam Waleskowski (204-82, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) chipped in 11 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Duesseldorf Baskets maintains third position with 15-7 record having just two points less than leader Vechta. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets are looking forward to face BG Karlsruhe (#4) on the road in the next round. BG Goettingen will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg and is hoping to win this game.
ProA top team - SC Rasta Vechta (17-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Finke Baskets (9-13) 104-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Finke Baskets. Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Richard Williams supported him with 11 points and 5 assists. SC Rasta Vechta's coach Patrick Elzie felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 11 points by American forward Ryan Aquino (203-89, college: Georgia Coll.) did not help to save the game for Finke Baskets. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta maintains first position with 17-5 record. Finke Baskets at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Crailsheim. SC Rasta Vechta will play against Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) on the road in the next round. Finke Baskets will play against Crailsheim Merlins (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Allmendingen was also quite interesting. 4th ranked BG Karlsruhe (14-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (12-10). Ehingen/Urspringschule managed to secure a 7-point victory 83-76 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. Americans were the main players on the court. Virgil Matthews fired 28 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Michael Stockton produced 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Ehingen/Urspringschule maintains sixth position with 12-10 record. Loser BG Karlsruhe keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Ehingen/Urspringschule will meet NBC (#9) in the next round. BG Karlsruhe will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixteenth-ranked USC Leipzig (3-19) gave a tough game to ninth ranked NBC (10-12). The visitors from Nurnberg managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Zamal Nixon who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds. NBC maintains ninth position with 10-12 record, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Jena. USC Leipzig lost eleventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 19 lost games. NBC's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#6) in Allmendingen and it may be quite challenging game. USC Leipzig will play on the road against BV Chemnitz 99 (#7).
An interesting game took place in Crailsheim where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (11-11) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (9-13) 82-71 on Saturday. Derek Coleman scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Finke Baskets. BV Chemnitz 99 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Crailsheim Merlins will face Finke Baskets (#13) in Paderborn in the next round.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 22: Kirchheim lost to Jena on the opponent's court 79-87. Heidelberg outscored Gotha in a home game 84-61. Cuxhaven recorded a loss to ETB Wohnbau on the road 68-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 8 rebounds by Adam Sollazzo of Leipzig.


Jena - Kirchheim 87-79

Very expected game when 15th ranked Kirchheim Knights (8-14) were defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Science City Jena (10-12) 87-79 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kirchheim Knights won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Science City Jena forced 21 Kirchheim Knights turnovers. Kirchheim Knights were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four Science City Jena players scored in double figures. At the losing side American swingman Justin Stommes (200-88, college: E.Kentucky) responded with 28 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) scored 10 points. Science City Jena moved-up to ninth place, which they share with NBC and ETB Wohnbau. Loser Kirchheim Knights dropped to the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. Science City Jena will face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#14) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Kirchheim Knights will play against ETB Wohnbau in Essen.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Barker 24+5reb+4ast, K.Wysocki 15+4reb+1ast, L.Jeka 14+6ast, G.Sim 11+5reb+2ast, C.Roquette 10+1reb, S.Watts 7+3reb+1ast
Kirchheim: J.Stommes 28+4ast, G.Prodromou 12+2reb, C.Alexander 10+1reb+3ast, S.Adeberg 7+1reb+1ast, J.Maier 7+5reb+1ast, T.Burnette 6+2ast
gschID: 184517


Duesseldorf - Goettingen 60-59

The most exciting game of round 22 in the ProA took place in Duesseldorf. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent BG Goettingen (16-6) to third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (15-7) 60-59 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Goettingen. BG Goettingen was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-17 charge of Duesseldorf Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. Duesseldorf Baskets shot 19 for 29 from the free-throw line, while BG Goettingen only scored three points from the stripe. Naturalized American forward Adam Waleskowski (204-82, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) chipped in 11 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and British swingman Paul Guede (195-87, college: Portland St., agency: Interperformances) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Duesseldorf Baskets maintains third position with 15-7 record having just two points less than leader Vechta. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets are looking forward to face BG Karlsruhe (#4) on the road in the next round. BG Goettingen will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: A.Waleskowski 25+8reb, C.Gadley 11+13reb+1ast, N.Adamczak 8+6reb+1ast, G.Johnson 6+3reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 4+2reb+2ast, P.Flomo 2+4reb+1ast
Goettingen: R.Harris 16+7reb+1ast, A.Hitchens 14+1reb, P.Guede 10+5reb+3ast, N.Livas 7+4reb+1ast, B.Davis 4+7reb+1ast, M.Wenzl 3+7reb
gschID: 184516


Ehingen - Karlsruhe 83-76

The game in Allmendingen was also quite interesting. 4th ranked BG Karlsruhe (14-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (12-10). Ehingen/Urspringschule managed to secure a 7-point victory 83-76 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. BG Karlsruhe was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. point guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) fired 28 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) chipped in 25 points. point guard Michael Stockton (185-89, college: Westminster, UT, agency: Limelight Hoops) produced 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. Ehingen/Urspringschule maintains sixth position with 12-10 record. Loser BG Karlsruhe keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Ehingen/Urspringschule will meet NBC (#9) in the next round. BG Karlsruhe will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: V.Matthews 28+5reb+7ast, A.Calvin 25+4reb+1ast, G.Williamson 8+5reb+8ast, T.Rohde 6+5reb+1ast, S.Haukohl 5+3reb+1ast, T.Unterluggauer 5+6reb+1ast
Karlsruhe: M.Stockton 16+5reb+4ast, J.Harris 14+6reb+3ast, R.Roessler 13+2reb, E.Vierneisel 11+5reb+2ast, J.Black 11+12reb, D.Richardson 6+5reb
gschID: 184515


Heidelberg - Gotha 84-61

Very predictable result when eighth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (11-11) smashed at home 14th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (8-14) 84-61 on Sunday. American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Kristian Kuhn (208-87, college: N.Arizona) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Coach Tony Garbelotto's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and forward Leo Niebuhr (208-86) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. MLP Academics Heidelberg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Chemnitz. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will face league's second-placed BG Goettingen on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Science City Jena (#10).
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: D.White 21+7reb+1ast, K.Kuhn 12+7reb+1ast, A.Hardy 9+5reb+5ast, J.Heindel 9+2reb+2ast, T.Blackwood 8+2reb+3ast, O.Komarek 6+2reb+1ast
Gotha: T.Baker 14+16reb, C.Griffin 14+3reb, L.Niebuhr 12+3reb+4ast, A.Kuppe 11+4reb+2ast, J.Person 6+1reb+1ast, J.Schaffrath 2
gschID: 184513


Crailsheim - Chemnitz 82-71

An interesting game took place in Crailsheim where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (11-11) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (9-13) 82-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Crailsheim Merlins. BV Chemnitz 99 was better in fourth quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BV Chemnitz 99 was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. At the losing side American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) scored 12 points and 6 assists. Five Crailsheim Merlins and four BV Chemnitz 99 players scored in double figures. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Finke Baskets. BV Chemnitz 99 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Crailsheim Merlins will face Finke Baskets (#13) in Paderborn in the next round.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: P.Friedel 21+2reb+1ast, S.Johnson 14+12reb+2ast, D.Coleman 13+8reb+8ast, J.Moore 12+7reb+2ast, J.Crow 11+1reb+1ast, M.Rose 8+1reb+1ast
Chemnitz: R.Cardenas 14+3reb+1ast, D.Lawson 14+12reb+3ast, T.Ishizaki 12+4reb+6ast, J.Schmidt 10+3reb, A.Jones 6+5reb, J.Bynum 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 184520


Vechta - Finke Baskets 104-62

ProA top team - SC Rasta Vechta (17-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Finke Baskets (9-13) 104-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Finke Baskets. The game without a history. SC Rasta Vechta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Finke Baskets' 32. SC Rasta Vechta forced 20 Finke Baskets turnovers and outrebounded them 44-24 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) supported him with 11 points and 5 assists. Five SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. SC Rasta Vechta's coach Patrick Elzie felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 11 points by American forward Ryan Aquino (203-89, college: Georgia Coll.) did not help to save the game for Finke Baskets. Forward Michael Jost (204-88) added 11 points for lost side. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta maintains first position with 17-5 record. Finke Baskets at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Crailsheim. SC Rasta Vechta will play against Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) on the road in the next round. Finke Baskets will play against Crailsheim Merlins (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vechta: J.Doerksen 19+6reb+3ast, D.Madrich 14+6reb, F.Stuckemann 13+3ast, C.Hassan 13+3reb+2ast, R.Williams 11+4reb+5ast, B.Fumey 9+7reb
Finke Baskets: M.Jost 11+3reb+1ast, R.Aquino 11+4reb+1ast, J.Adams 8+7reb, M.Fleischmann 7+1reb, J.Jamerson 7+3reb+1ast, G.Aud 5+3ast
gschID: 184519


ETB Wohnbau - Cuxhaven 75-68

There was an upset in Essen where higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (13-9) were defeated by twelfth ranked ETB Wohnbau (10-12) 75-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. ETB Wohnbau led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. ETB Wohnbau had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Fabian Franke (198-88, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jeremiah Kelly (182, college: De Paul) scored 16 points. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to ninth place, which they share with NBC and Jena. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats keep the fifth position with nine games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face Kirchheim Knights (#15) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against the league's leader SC Rasta Vechta (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 22+15reb+2ast, A.Cook 15+2reb+3ast, M.Buljevic 12+5reb+2ast, F.Franke 11+6reb+3ast, J.Henley 8+6reb+2ast, R.Christen 7+2reb
Cuxhaven: E.Harris 19+14reb+3ast, J.Kelly 16+3ast, J.Dunbar 9+1reb+1ast, M.Pratt 7+4reb, S.Thomas 6+5reb, M.Rockmann 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 184518


Leipzig - NBC 84-87

Sixteenth-ranked USC Leipzig (3-19) gave a tough game to ninth ranked NBC (10-12). The visitors from Nurnberg managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But USC Leipzig won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when NBC won last quarter 25-24. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five NBC players scored in double figures. American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Edge Sports) replied with 27 points and 8 rebounds and forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for USC Leipzig. NBC maintains ninth position with 10-12 record, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Jena. USC Leipzig lost eleventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 19 lost games. NBC's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#6) in Allmendingen and it may be quite challenging game. USC Leipzig will play on the road against BV Chemnitz 99 (#7).
Top scorers:
NBC: Z.Nixon 21+6reb+2ast, S.Schroeder 16+2reb+1ast, C.Adler 12+6reb, A.Smith 12+6reb+4ast, R.Thompson 10+3reb, M.Nunnally 10+6reb
Leipzig: A.Sollazzo 27+8reb+1ast, W.Simon 16+7reb+1ast, N.Freer 11+1reb+1ast, J.Tyrna 10+6reb+2ast, K.Schaffartzik 8+2reb+4ast, G.McCammon 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184514



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Panathinaikos - Ikaros 97-72
Feb. 17: AGOR - Ilysiakos 95-68
Feb. 16: Kavala - Apollon Patras 85-67
Feb. 16: Aris - Panelefsiniakos 68-55
Feb. 17: Kolossos - Panionios 65-70
Feb. 17: Peristeri GS - PAOK 55-63
Feb. 18: KAOD - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos24.9 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 4. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.9 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.15.7 
 7. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.14.9 
 9. Gibson, Ikaros14.5 
 10. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.5 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.4 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.2 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.6 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.4 
 8. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 9. Dendy, Kolossos6.1 
 10. Asimakopoulo., Ar.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.0 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.4.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.2 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. McGrath, PA.3.8 
 8. Papantoniou, Peris.3.7 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.5 
 10. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.5 
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, Panionios2.0 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos1.5 
 7. Petway, AGOR1.5 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 9. Klaiber, Apollon1.5 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Petway, AGOR2.8 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.9 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.5 
 4. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 5. Powell, Olympiacos1.2 
 6. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 8. Faye, Ikaros1.1 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.9 



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 17: Den Bosch - M.Magixx 96-78
Feb. 16: Leeuwarden - Den Helder K. 86-60
Feb. 16: Groningen - Rotterdam 105-83
Feb. 16: Weert - Amsterdam 101-78

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 19: Leeuwarden - M.Magixx
Feb. 20: Leiden - Groningen
Feb. 21: Rotterdam - Den Bosch
Feb. 21: Amsterdam - Den Helder K.


Eredivisie Round 24: Den Bosch keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Den Bosch as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Den Bosch defeated 6th ranked M.Magixx at home 96-78. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Den Bosch's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-16 extending their advantage to 18 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to M.Magixx's 34 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Den Bosch looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. The other American import guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Den Bosch have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. M.Magixx lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Den Helder K. and Weert. M.Magixx will play next round against Leeuwarden trying to get back on the winning streak. Den Bosch will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Rotterdam on the road.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Leeuwarden. Local Leeuwarden (14-12) outscored 6th ranked Den Helder K. (12-14) 86-60. It was a good game for center Sjors Poels (209-86, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. David Michaels contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Storm Warren (200-88, college: LSU) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds for Den Helder K.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leeuwarden moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zwolle. Den Helder K. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Weert and M.Magixx. Leeuwarden will play against M.Magixx (#7) in Nijmegen in the next round. Den Helder K. will play on the road against Amsterdam and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 24 Amsterdam was crushed by Weert in a road game 101-78. Groningen smashed Rotterdam at home 105-83.


Den Bosch - M.Magixx 96-78

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Den Bosch as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Den Bosch defeated 6th ranked M.Magixx at home 96-78. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Den Bosch's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-16 extending their advantage to 18 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to M.Magixx's 34 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Den Bosch looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. The other American import guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and American-Italian guard Roman Nardi (186-85, college: Villanova) added 9 points and 11 assists respectively. Five Den Bosch and four M.Magixx players scored in double figures. Den Bosch have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. M.Magixx lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Den Helder K. and Weert. M.Magixx will play next round against Leeuwarden trying to get back on the winning streak. Den Bosch will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Rotterdam on the road.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: A.Young 20+5reb+9ast, W.Carter 18+2reb+1ast, S.Wessels 15+3reb+2ast, D.Wright 14+9reb+3ast, P.Van Paassen 14+3reb, K.Akerboom 10+1ast
M.Magixx: R.Sihota 15+13reb, T.Vermeulen 14+2reb+2ast, S.Walker 13+8reb, H.Bekkering 13+1reb, N.Oudendag 12+7reb+1ast, R.Nardi 9+1reb+11ast
gschID: 193715


Leeuwarden - Den Helder K. 86-60

The game with biggest result difference took place in Leeuwarden. Local Leeuwarden (14-12) outscored 6th ranked Den Helder K. (12-14) 86-60. The game was mostly controlled by Leeuwarden. Den Helder K. was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Den Helder K. to just 6 points in second quarter. Leeuwarden dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Den Helder K.'s 26 and made 26-of-29 charity shots (89.7 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Den Helder K. 44-26 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Den Helder K. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Sjors Poels (209-86, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. American David Michaels (201-90, college: Whitman, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. American forward Storm Warren (200-88, college: LSU) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 16 points and 5 steals in the effort for Den Helder K.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leeuwarden moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zwolle. Den Helder K. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Weert and M.Magixx. Leeuwarden will play against M.Magixx (#7) in Nijmegen in the next round. Den Helder K. will play on the road against Amsterdam and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 12+4reb+4ast, D.Michaels 12+9reb+2ast, S.Poels 12+11reb, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 11+4reb, H.Kherrazi 11+1reb+1ast, R.Holcomb Faye 8+5reb+8ast
Den Helder K.: S.Warren 19+9reb+1ast, M.Hill 16+2reb, S.Mladenovic 8+1reb+1ast, J.van der Kooij 6+2reb+1ast, O.Krubally 5+1reb+1ast, P.Bach 3+1reb
gschID: 193713


Weert - Amsterdam 101-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Amsterdam's (4-22) road loss to eighth ranked Weert (12-14) 78-101. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Weert outrebounded Amsterdam 40-25 including 18 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 18 rebounds. The former international center Kenneth van Kempen (208-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international guard Jeremy Ormskerk (190-82, agency: Court Side) replied with 26 points and 5 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and center Berend Weijs (208, college: Maryland) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Amsterdam. Five Weert and four Amsterdam 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 rest. Weert have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Den Helder K. and M.Magixx. Amsterdam at the other side keeps the ninth position with 22 games lost. Weert will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Amsterdam will play at home against Den Helder K. (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Weert: B.Perine 19+3ast, K.van Kempen 16+6reb+6ast, R.Gerald 15+7reb, A.Carter 15+18reb+3ast, R.Fletcher 13+7ast, S.Besseling 13+3reb
Amsterdam: J.Ormskerk 26+2reb+5ast, B.Weijs 14+5reb, A.Roye 13+2ast, M.Pieper 10+5reb, P.Balm 7+3reb, J.Roodheuvel 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 193712


Groningen - Rotterdam 105-83

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Groningen (17-9) smashed at home bottom-ranked Rotterdam (2-23) 105-83. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 44. They outrebounded Rotterdam 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Groningen players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for international Jessey Voorn (193-90, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 4 steals. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Groningen's coach Ivica Skelin felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American guard Matthew Otten (196-81, college: San Francisco St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Rotterdam. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Groningen maintains third position with 17-9 record having three points less than leader Den Bosch. Rotterdam lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 23 lost games. Groningen will play against league's second-placed Leiden on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rotterdam will play against the league's leader Den Bosch (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Voorn 21+1reb+2ast, R.Jansen 15+2reb+4ast, J.Dourisseau 14+5reb+1ast, N.Rohnert 13+3reb+6ast, J.Boykin 13+6reb+4ast, S.de Randamie 11+5reb+1ast
Rotterdam: A.Miles 18+2reb+2ast, C.Echols 16+9reb, D.Jones 13+3reb, I.Filipan 13+4reb, M.Otten 11+5reb+8ast, D.Rigters 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 193711



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 15-5 
 2. Atomeromu 15-5 
 3. Kaposvari 14-6 
 4. Jaszberenyi 12-8 
 5. Soproni 11-9 
 6. Falco-Szova 10-10 
 7. PVSK Pannon 9-11 
 8. Kormend 9-11 
 9. Szedeak 8-12 
 10. ZTE KK 8-12 
 11. Marso NYKK 7-13 
 12. FS Debrecen 2-18 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 16: Atomeromu - Szedeak 94-78
Feb. 16: Kormend - PVSK Pannon 89-78
Feb. 16: Marso NYKK - Falco-Szova 75-77
Feb. 16: ZTE KK - Kaposvari 71-83
Feb. 15: FS Debrecen - Albacomp 66-108
Feb. 16: Soproni - Jaszberenyi 60-64

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 23: Jaszberenyi - ZTE KK
Feb. 23: Kaposvari - Soproni
Feb. 23: Szedeak - Kormend
Feb. 23: PVSK Pannon - Atomeromu
Feb. 23: Marso NYKK - Albacomp
Feb. 27: Falco-Szova - FS Debrecen


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Kapos.
  (201-G/F-86)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Swanston, Kapos.20.9 
 2. Legion, PVSK P.20.7 
 3. Spica, Kaposvari20.6 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.6 
 5. Smith, FS Debrecen20.4 
 6. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 7. Nelson, Marso N.20.1 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.7 
 9. Wood, Albacomp19.4 
 10. Shaw, Kormend19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Jaszbere.
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.5 
 2. Davis, Marso N.9.2 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.3 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.2 
 6. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.8 
 7. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 8. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.7 
 9. Keller, Albacomp7.6 
 10. Smith, FS Debrec.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.6 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.6 
 3. Thomas, Soproni6.0 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Copeland, ZTE K.5.6 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.5 
 7. Nelson, Marso N.5.2 
 8. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.6 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.5 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Smith, FS Debrecen2.5 
 4. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 5. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 6. Davis, Marso N.2.2 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 8. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 9. Legion, PVSK P.1.6 
 10. Swanston, Kapos.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 2. Keller, Albacomp1.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 4. Shaw, Kormend0.8 
 5. Smith, FS Debrecen0.8 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.6 
 10. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 


A Division Round 20 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most shocking disappointment of round 20 was a home defeat of 4th ranked Soproni (11-9) to fifth ranked Jaszberenyi (12-8) 64-60 in the game for the fourth place. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Soproni won second period 15-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Soproni 46-32 including a 38-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) who added 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists. Jaszberenyi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Soproni at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Jaszberenyi are looking forward to face ZTE KK (#10) in Zalaegerszeg in the next round where they are favorite. Soproni will play on the road against Kaposvari (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A Division top team - Albacomp (15-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked FS Debrecen (2-18) 108-66. The winners were led by international forward Zsolt Szabo (202-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Brandon Wood supported him with 22 points. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Kevin Smith (195-89, college: Richmond) did not help to save the game for FS Debrecen. Albacomp maintains first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Atomeromu. FS Debrecen at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Albacomp will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhazi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FS Debrecen will play on the road against Falco-Szova in Szombathely and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kormend was also quite interesting. 6th ranked PVSK Pannon (9-11) played at the court of eighth ranked Kormend (9-11). Kormend defeated PVSK Pannon 89-78 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Matt Shaw who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Alex Legion produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Kormend moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated PVSK Pannon. Kormend will meet Szedeak (#9) in the next round. PVSK Pannon will play against the league's second-placed Atomeromu and will have a slim chance for a victory.
A very interesting game took place in Nyiregyhazi. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 11th ranked Marso NYKK (7-13) to seventh ranked Falco-Szova (10-10) 77-75 on Saturday evening. Zeljko Zagorac orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds. Falco-Szova moved-up to sixth place. Marso NYKK lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Falco-Szova's next round opponent will be FS Debrecen (#12) at home where they are favorite. Marso NYKK will play against the league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar.

In the last two games of round 20 Szedeak lost to Atomeromu on the opponent's court 78-94. ZTE KK unfortunately lost to Kaposvari in a home game 71-83.


FS Debrecen - Albacomp 66-108

A Division top team - Albacomp (15-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked FS Debrecen (2-18) 108-66. It looked good early as FS Debrecen took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Albacomp had a 31-11 second period charge getting the lead and FS Debrecen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-108. Albacomp forced 19 FS Debrecen turnovers and outrebounded them 43-27 including 18 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by international forward Zsolt Szabo (202-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) supported him with 22 points. Five Albacomp players scored in double figures. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Kevin Smith (195-89, college: Richmond) did not help to save the game for FS Debrecen. Forward David Benocs (202-92) added 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the hosts. Albacomp maintains first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Atomeromu. FS Debrecen at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Albacomp will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhazi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FS Debrecen will play on the road against Falco-Szova in Szombathely and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: K.Smith 19+11reb+2ast, D.Benocs 18+5reb, V.Vas 16+3reb+2ast, K.Izzo 8+2reb+1ast, I.Kovacs 4+2reb+3ast, A.Helmeczi 1+2reb+4ast
Albacomp: B.Wood 22+2reb+2ast, J.Lekli 18+6reb, Z.Szabo 16+11reb+4ast, D.Hollis 16+4reb+1ast, Z.Supola 15+2reb+3ast, A.Keller 8+5reb
gschID: 197015


Atomeromu - Szedeak 94-78

Very expected game in Paks where 10th ranked Szedeak (8-12) was defeated by second ranked Atomeromu (15-5) 94-78. Szedeak was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 57-32 second half run of Atomeromu. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Szedeak's 38. They outrebounded Szedeak 38-25 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Atomeromu players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Szedeak's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Anthony Jones (191-84, college: Indiana Tech) added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for Szedeak. Atomeromu have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp. Szedeak at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. Atomeromu's next round opponent will be PVSK Pannon (#7) in Pecs where they are favorite. Szedeak will play at home against Kormend and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: M.Csorvasi 23+7reb, A.Jones 18+2reb+4ast, N.Dukic 16+3reb, S.Fekete 8+2reb+3ast, A.Gurley 6+3reb, Z.Kiss 4+3reb+1ast
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 20+9reb+1ast, L.Williams 19+8reb+9ast, J.Levy 18+5reb+4ast, S.Idlet 12+4reb, A.Kovacs 9+1reb+1ast, T.Kaman 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 197017


ZTE KK - Kaposvari 71-83

Very predictable result in Zalaegerszeg where third ranked Kaposvari (14-6) defeated 9th ranked ZTE KK (8-12) 83-71. The game was mostly controlled by Kaposvari. ZTE KK was better in fourth quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by ZTE KK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 5 assists. American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. Bosnian center Teo Simovic (205-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Dorenzo Hudson (195-88, college: Virginia Tech) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for ZTE KK. Kaposvari maintains third position with 14-6 record behind leader Albacomp. ZTE KK lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be Soproni (#5) at home. ZTE KK will play against Jaszberenyi (#4).
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: T.Simovic 24+11reb+1ast, D.Copeland 15+2ast, D.Hudson 10+8reb+1ast, D.Gaspar 9+1reb+5ast, D.Puszta 6+1reb, D.Koma 5+2reb
Kaposvari: C.Dunn 28+3reb+5ast, K.Swanston 19+7reb, M.Spica 13+6reb+2ast, R.Hendlein 12+7reb+2ast, B.Szoke 6+1reb+2ast, G.David 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 197020


Marso NYKK - Falco-Szova 75-77

A very interesting game took place in Nyiregyhazi. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 11th ranked Marso NYKK (7-13) to seventh ranked Falco-Szova (10-10) 77-75 on Saturday evening. Marso NYKK was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 20-16 charge of Falco-Szova, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Marso NYKK 36-23 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Slovenian forward Zeljko Zagorac (204-81) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds. Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American guard Anthony Nelson (185-89, college: Niagara) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 steals and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Marso NYKK. Four Marso NYKK players scored in double figures. Falco-Szova moved-up to sixth place. Marso NYKK lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Falco-Szova's next round opponent will be FS Debrecen (#12) at home where they are favorite. Marso NYKK will play against the league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar.
Top scorers:
Marso NYKK: A.Nelson 19+6reb+5ast, B.Davis 16+7reb, M.Mohacsi 15+1reb+1ast, M.Berkis 12+8reb+1ast, L.Polyak 7+3ast, C.Kaluha 6+1reb+2ast
Falco-Szova: Z.Zagorac 21+19reb+1ast, T.Ivosev 20+3reb+2ast, B.Stafford 8+2reb+1ast, L.Kalman 7+1ast, T.Will 7+1reb, T.Harazin 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 197019


Kormend - PVSK Pannon 89-78

The game in Kormend was also quite interesting. 6th ranked PVSK Pannon (9-11) played at the court of eighth ranked Kormend (9-11). Kormend defeated PVSK Pannon 89-78 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. The best player for the winners was American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 16 points. American guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Five Kormend and four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. Kormend moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated PVSK Pannon. Kormend will meet Szedeak (#9) in the next round. PVSK Pannon will play against the league's second-placed Atomeromu and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: A.Legion 18+11reb, N.Toth 18+4reb+1ast, B.Loesing 15+2reb+2ast, P.Kovacs 12+4reb+1ast, T.Hendley 8+5reb, K.Nagy 7+2reb
Kormend: C.Ferencz 18+4reb, K.Austin 16+4reb+2ast, M.Shaw 16+9reb+2ast, G.Fodor 12+1reb+1ast, A.Rujak 11+3reb+4ast, O.Krayem 10+4reb+3ast
gschID: 197018


Soproni - Jaszberenyi 60-64

The most shocking disappointment of round 20 was a home defeat of 4th ranked Soproni (11-9) to fifth ranked Jaszberenyi (12-8) 64-60 in the game for the fourth place. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Soproni won second period 15-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Soproni 46-32 including a 38-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) who added 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists and Montenegrin power forward Filip Barovic (208-90) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Four Soproni players scored in double figures. Jaszberenyi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Soproni at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Jaszberenyi are looking forward to face ZTE KK (#10) in Zalaegerszeg in the next round where they are favorite. Soproni will play on the road against Kaposvari (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soproni: D.Thomas 13+4reb+10ast, F.Barovic 12+12reb+2ast, G.Toth 11+2reb, A.Molnar 11+1ast, C.Hinkle 6+9reb+1ast, R.Keresztes 3+1reb
Jaszberenyi: M.Markovic 17+11reb, M.Rakic 16+3reb+4ast, R.Dramicanin 14+16reb, G.Soos 6+2reb+2ast, D.Mladenovic 6+1reb+1ast, B.Horti 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 197016



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2012 IBA Winter Season Awards - by Gianni Pascucci

The IBA has named the recipients of the 2012 Winter season. The awards were based on coaches votes, in 7 categories. Those categories included; Regular Season MVP, Coach of the Year, Manager of the Year, 6th Man Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Citizens Award and Playoff MVP.

Regular Season MVP: Billy Baptist (6'5''-F-87, college: Quincy), Kankakee County Soldiers
Coach of the Year: Terry Sare , Battle Creek Knights
Manager of the Year: Barry Bradford , Kankakee County Soldiers
6th Man Award: Milan Pepper (6'3''-G-80, college: Harris-Stowe), St. Louis Trotters
Defensive Player of the Year: Thomas Cobbs (6'4''-G-89, college: Rock Valley JC), Kenosha Ballers
Citizens Award: Ryan Edwards (6'5''-F-83, college: Missouri Baptist), Kankakee County Soldiers
Playoff MVP: Tony Bennett (6'1''-G-84, college: Bradley), Kankakee County Soldiers

Please note: Independent Basketball Association and Premier Basketball League have officially entered into a venture that will unite both leagues under the
new name The IBA-PBL. The new league website is www.iba-pbl.net



First IBA-PBL Owners Meeting in Chicago - by Gianni Pascucci

( from www.iba-pbl.net ) The Independent Basketball Association (IBA) and the Premier Basketball League (PBL) held their first official owners meeting in Chicago this past Saturday under the new leagues official name, the IBA-PBL.
The first IBA-PBL owners meeting took place at Gibsons on Rush to celebrate the successful venture of uniting the two leagues, as well as discuss future IBA-PBL endeavors, solidifying the IBA-PBLs position as one of the largest professional leagues in minor league basketball.
This is the start of a league with solid franchises and a front office staff with experience and knowledge on basketball operations, stated Tom McGinn .
The two leagues united for the 2013 season, in an effort to bring strength, unity and more competitive talent to minor league basketball as well as fiscal constraints that are necessary in these economic times. The successful merger has already attracted notable players and coaching talents alike, including former NBA player, Cliff Levingston (agency: Edge Sports ), who accepted the position as head coach for the Rochester Razorsharks this year.
Im proud to have gotten the opportunity to host this meeting in Chicago, and look forward to working with all the returning and new owners during this season, as well as seasons to come, says Dr. Severko Hrywnak , Chairman of the board for the IBA-PBL.
More than fifty five people attended the meeting-- league office reps, representatives of each team and sponsors, as well. The excitement for the start of the first IBA-PBL season was palpable, as owners and team representatives discussed their rigorous schedules and toughest competitors.
We are confident that the combined league will be even stronger and inspire more competitive talent to join and build careers, which will also make for more exciting games to watch, says Barry Bradford , Co-CEO of the IBA-PBL.
Many of the IBA-PBL games will be broadcast live locally, and the new Soul of the South Network will feature a Game of the Week nationally. The new league promises to make major, lasting changes to the minor league basketball world.
We are the future of how basketball operations should be run, said Dominic Turcotte, VP of Marketing.
Look for fresh talent and heated competition as the IBA-PBL season tips off in March.
The IBA-PBL is a community-owned and regionally-based professional basketball league desiring to use sports to impact and transform communities. The main goal of the IBA-PBL is to empower youth through positive contact and messages while providing both players and staff a platform to build careers in professional sports.
For more information on the combine or for any inquiries please contact Barry Bradford , Co-CEO of the IBA-PBL at barry@ibaball.net or by phone: (708) 785-4667. SOURCE The IBA-PBL



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Stjarnan Powerade Cup Champions 2013 - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Stjarnan is Powerade Cup Champions 2013 after they beat Grindavik in a good game on Saturday 91-79
Stjarnan took the control of the game from first minute, leading 25-21 after 1 period and 47-39 at halftime.
Shooting better from 2 points 53%-46% and from 3 pointers 35% -24% and over all 47% - 35%. Grindavik won the rebounding battle 45-37 but Stjarnan had 9 turnovers to 16 Grindavik.
Second time Stjarnan wins this Cup. Congratulation Stjarnan.
Scorers for Stjarnan. Marvin Valdimarsson 9. Jovan Zdravevski 15. Jarrid Frye (194-G/F-85, college: Sacred Heart) 32. Brian Mills 17. Dagur Jonsson 2. Kjartan Kjartansson 2. Justin Shouse 14.
For Grindavik. Johann Arni Olafsson 12. Omar Saevarsson 4. Bjorn Brynjolfsson 5 Aaron Broussard 30. Ryan Pettinella 2 Samuel Zeglinski 9. Thorleifur Olafsson 4. Olafur Olafsson 5. Sigurdur Thorsteinsson 8.
MVP of the game Jarrid Frye



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Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 16-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 10-7 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 10-7 
 4. Maccabi Haifa 9-7 
 5. Netanya 9-7 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 8-9 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 8-9 
 8. Hapoel T-A 7-9 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 7-10 
 10. Hapoel Holon 6-11 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-11 
 12. Elizur Ashkelon 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Holon 83-82
Feb. 17: Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Rishon 80-100
Feb. 17: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel Eilat 72-70
Feb. 17: Bnei Hasharon - Elizur Ashkelon <