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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 17-5 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 15-6 
 3. Buducnost 13-8 
 4. Radnicki KG 13-8 
 5. Partizan 13-9 
 6. Cedevita 12-10 
 7. Un.Olimpija 12-10 
 8. MZT Skopje 11-11 
 9. Krka 9-12 
 10. Cibona 8-14 
 11. Siroki WWin 7-14 
 12. Zadar 7-14 
 13. KK Split 7-15 
 14. Szolnok 7-15 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 23: Cibona - KK Split 81-73
Feb. 22: MZT Skopje - Igokea 77-81
Feb. 23: Partizan - Un.Olimpija 71-73
Feb. 23: Szolnok - Cedevita 64-59
Feb. 24: Zadar - Buducnost
Feb. 25: Siroki WWin - Radnicki KG
Feb. 24: Krka - Crvena Zvezda


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG17.2 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena15.9 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.5 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.0 
 7. Gecevski, MZT S.14.0 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona13.9 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.7 
 10. White, Radnicki KG13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.4 
 2. Travis, Zadar7.7 
 3. Bader, Szolnok7.7 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.6 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Gecevski, MZT S.5.8 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.5 
 2. Subotic, KK Split5.0 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.5 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Otasevic, MZT S.3.6 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki.3.4 
 8. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.1 
 9. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.1 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 3. Otasevic, MZT S.1.8 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.7 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 8. Capin, Radnicki KG1.5 
 9. Worthington, Radni.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. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 7. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.7 
 8. Gordon, Partizan0.7 
 9. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.6 
 10. Vukusic, KK Split0.5 


ABA : Crvena zvezda Telekom without Scott against Krka - by Igor Obradovic

Players of the Crvena zvezda Telekom on Sunday from 19:00 play against Krka in Novo Mesto in the 22nd round regional ABA league.

'Red and White' will this match be weakened by not playing Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.), who is due to a back injury stayed in Belgrade and this will be his second game in a row he will miss because he did not play against Galatasaray in Istanbul in the last round of the Eurocup last16 stage in the game the score was not significant.

After a short break in the team returns Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket).



Cibona with no trouble against Split - by Igor Obradovic

Cibona was without any major problems win against Split so it got gone far from the dangerous relegation zone in Adriatic league.

During the match Cibona has maintained the difference between 5 and 10 points and was detained by the end of the match with a slight drop at the end of the game.
Match ends 81:73 a score by quarters was (16:11, 18:14, 21: 22, 26:26).
In the Cibona team the most efficient was Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) 17pts, 5rbs, 9ast, with 21 index, D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) with 18pts, 5rbd, 3ast and most experienced Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) 20pts, 6rbs, while in Split Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) led with 18pts, 8rbd, 3ast and Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) 17pts, 8rbs and with them we can mention and Filip Kraljevic (212-F-89, agency: Beo Basket) ho scored 13pts and have 3rbd without miss from the game (4/4 for 2p).

Currently is playing match between Szolnok and Cedevite and in 19:00 starts the match between Partizan mt:s and Olimpija in the Belgrade.




Szolnok surprised Cedevita - by Igor Obradovic

Catastrophic last quarter can be fatal for the expensive pay team of Cedevite for further progress of the competition after this defeat, the10th of the season so Cedevita was very far away from the desired position 4 who lead on final four tournament.

The game ended with 64:59 and in the last quarter Cedevita received 28 points.
Quarter results are 13:17, 16:13, 7:14, 28:15.

Most responsible for his team's seventh win in the league were Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) with 12pts, and 10rbd 5ast, Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) 14pts, 3rbd, James Florence (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mercer) 10pts, 6rbd and Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) with 15pts, 4rbd, 2 steals.
Best in the defeated team was Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) 13pts, 2rbd, 7ast and Miro Bilan (215-C-89) 10pts, 11rbd, 2 steals.



Olimpija shocked Partizan - by Igor Obradovic

In a very even and interesting game, Olimpija beat Partizan with 71:73 (17:14, 20:28, 26:17, 8:14), and was left in the race for the F4 while Partizan complicated situation and next week going on a very serious visit to Croatia, against a team Cedevita.

30 seconds before the end Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) missed shot for 2p, rest 26 seconds before the end of Olimpija had a ball, Teemu Rannikko (189-PG-80) held the ball 4 seconds before the end of attack shoot for the three points but he missed, after that Dino Muric (200-F-90) enrolled offensive jump and scored a 2 points and led Olimpija to the leadership . There remained only one second left in the game, Partizan over Bertans tried to get to victory for 3 points but he missed extremely difficult shot for 3pts.

For the home team the best was Joffrey Lauvergne 17pts, 10rbd, Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) 11pts, 3rbd, 1ast, Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) 9pts, 5rbd, 1steal.
For the winning team excel the fews players, Teemu Rannikko 12pts, 2rbd, 2ast, Sasu Salin (192-G-91) 13pts, 4rbd, 2ast, 2 steals, Dino Muric 10pts, 7rbd, 2ast, Alen Omic (215-C-92) 10pts, 8rbd, 1ast, 1 steal.


Tomorrow on the program are two games:

Krka - Crvena zvezda 19:00
Zadar - Buducnost 21:00

Monday :

Siroki - Radnicki 20:30



KK Split welcomes back Siriscevic - by Eurobasket News

KK Split (A1) tabbed 26-year old swingman Ivan Siriscevic (198-87). It is actually his comeback to Split as he played here before. Siriscevic played recently at Zagora (B League). He also played at Redwell Gunners Oberwart (A Bundesliga) in Austrian league earlier this season. In four A Bundesliga games this season he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The last season Siriscevic played at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 38 games last year he had 10.2ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Siriscevic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he had 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Kecskemeti (C Division) in Hungarian league. In 31 games that year he had 13.2ppg and 5.0rpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Bosmans Team.
Among other achievements Siriscevic won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) six years ago.
Siriscevic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The Croat shooting guard is a very fast and accurate shooting guard. - Sirsicevic has good size for a shooting guard. He has a great long-distance shot and can drive to the basket. He also has endurance as he plays more minutes than anyone else on his team. He needs to be working a little bit his defence as he improved a lot his scoring ability but his defence is not of high quality.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 27-11 
 2. Penarol 26-11 
 3. Lanus 24-13 
 4. Boca Jrs 22-15 
 5. Libertad S. 21-16 
 6. Quimsa 21-17 
 7. Argentino 21-18 
 8. Olimpico LB 21-18 
 9. GECR Indalo 19-19 
 10. Atenas 19-20 
 11. Sionista 19-21 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 18-19 
 13. Obras 14-24 
 14. 9 de Julio 12-26 
 15. Union Progr. 10-27 
 16. La Union 10-29 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 27

Feb. 22: GECR Indalo - La Union 99-80
Feb. 22: Lanus - Union Progr. 90-66
Feb. 22: Libertad S. - 9 de Julio 85-69
Feb. 22: Quimsa - Argentino 82-70
Feb. 22: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Olimpico LB 79-60
Feb. 22: Regatas C. - Obras 76-71
Feb. 22: Penarol - Atenas 73-66
Feb. 22: Sionista - Boca Jrs 66-81

Round 21

Feb. 19: Lanus - Quimsa 68-76

Round 28

Feb. 20: Sionista - Obras 79-70

Second Stage: Round 28

Feb. 24: Regatas C. - Boca Jrs
Feb. 24: Quimsa - 9 de Julio
Feb. 24: Penarol - Olimpico LB
Feb. 24: Lanus - La Union
Feb. 24: Sionista - Obras
Feb. 24: Libertad S. - Argentino
Feb. 24: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Atenas
Feb. 24: GECR Indalo - Union Progr.


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.7 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.5 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.2 
 5. Lewis, La Union16.8 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs15.7 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.15.2 
 8. Lytch, Argentino14.8 
 9. Shannon, La Union14.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.10.9 
 2. Phillip, Union Pro.10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.4 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.8 
 6. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 7. Battle, Lanus7.4 
 8. Fierro, Atenas7.0 
 9. Shannon, La Union7.0 
 10. Sanchez, Libertad.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.1 
 4. Labaque, Atenas4.1 
 5. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 8. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.8 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.7 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 3. Pau, Olimpico LB1.8 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 5. Lewis, La Union1.7 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.6 
 7. Labaque, Atenas1.5 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.5 
 10. Laprovittola, Lan.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 5. Humphrey, Obras1.0 
 6. Meyinsse, Regat.1.0 
 7. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 9. Sanchez, Libertad.0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.8 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 19-1 
 2. Estudian.Con. 14-5 
 3. Instituto Cor. 11-9 
 4. San Isidro 10-9 
 5. Obera TC 10-9 
 6. Alvear 9-11 
 7. Atl.Echague 7-13 
 8. Sarmiento 7-13 
 9. La Union 6-12 
 10. Union Sunch 5-14 
South
 1. Sport Club 13-7 
 2. Quilmes MP 12-7 
 3. Ciclista 12-8 
 4. Alianza Viedma 11-9 
 5. Huracan 11-9 
 6. MH Basket 9-11 
 7. San Lorenzo Ch. 9-11 
 8. Banda Norte 8-11 
 9. Rocamora 8-12 
 10. Bragado 5-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 22: Sport Club - Alianza Viedma 82-75
Feb. 22: San Isidro - Atl.Echague 78-74
Feb. 22: Banda Norte - MH Basket 78-66
Feb. 22: Huracan - Quilmes MP 77-79
Feb. 22: Instituto Cor. - Sarmiento 77-73
Feb. 22: Obera TC - Union Sunch 74-69
Feb. 22: Alvear - San Mart.C. 73-76
Feb. 22: Ciclista - Bragado 70-69
Feb. 22: Rocamora - San Lorenzo Ch. 101-81
Feb. 24: La Union - Estudian.Con.


LigaA Round 27 (Second Stage): Lanus lose to Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between third ranked Lanus (24-13) and eighth ranked Quimsa (21-17) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Lanus was defeated by Quimsa in a tough game in Buenos Aires 68-76. Quimsa made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Quimsa outrebounded Lanus 36-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. The former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks for Lanus. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Lanus at the other side keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lanus will play at home against La Union (#16) in Formosa and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Quimsa (21-17) which hosted in Santiado Estero against 5th ranked Argentino (21-18). Eighth ranked Quimsa had an easy win 82-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Argentino. It was a great evening for American guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. Diego Lo Grippo helped adding 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted Argentino dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. They share it with Olimpico LB. Quimsa will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Argentino will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (27-11) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Obras (14-24) 76-71. It was a quality performance for Jerome Meyinsse who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Juan Gutierrez came up with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Obras in the defeat. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 27-11 record. Obras lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 24 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Boca Juniors (#4) in the next round. Obras will play against Sionista (#11) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Olimpico de La Banda (21-18) and Wuber-Est.Bahia (18-19), which took place in Bahia Blanca. Higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda was outleveled in a road game by twelfth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia 79-60. The best player for the winners was Juan Manuel Torres who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains twelfth place with 18-19 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia's next round opponent will be higher ranked Atenas (#10) in Cordoba and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between third ranked Lanus (24-13) and 15th ranked Union Progresista (10-27) in Buenos Aires on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Lanus outscored guests from Villa Angela 90-66. It was a good game for Patricio Prato who led his team to a victory with 20 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. Lanus maintains third place with 24-13 record having four points less than leader Regatas C. Union Progresista lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth position with 27 games lost. Lanus will face bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Union Progresista will play on the road against GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..

There were no big surprises in other games of round 27: Atenas was beaten by Penarol on the road 73-66. GECR Indalo destroyed La Union on its own court 99-80. 9 de Julio unfortunately lost to Libertad S. in Sunchales 69-85. Sionista recorded a loss to Boca Jrs at home 66-81. Obras was defeated by Sionista on the opponent's court 70-79.
The most impressive performance of 27th round was 21 points and 7 rebounds by Daniel Santiago of Boca Jrs.


Lanus - Union Progr. 90-66

The game between third ranked Lanus (24-13) and 15th ranked Union Progresista (10-27) in Buenos Aires on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Lanus outscored guests from Villa Angela 90-66. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Union Progresista was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Union Progresista to just 7 points in fourth quarter. It was a good game for naturalized Italian guard Patricio Prato (195-79) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Christian Schoppler (185-86) added 12 points in the effort for Union Progresista. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lanus maintains third place with 24-13 record having four points less than leader Regatas C. Union Progresista lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth position with 27 games lost. Lanus will face bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Union Progresista will play on the road against GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Lanus: P.Prato 20+5reb+2ast, F.Martina 14+6reb+1ast, R.Battle 13+7reb+3ast, L.Perez 11+1reb+2ast, N.Laprovittola 11+3reb+6ast, M.Cuello 7+1ast
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 20+11reb+2ast, C.Schoppler 12+3reb+1ast, O.Canton 10+2reb, C.Avalle 6, E.Scott 5, D.Cavaco 5+4reb
gschID: 189586


Penarol - Atenas 73-66

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Penarol (26-11) beat 9th ranked Atenas (19-20) in Mar del Plata 73-66 on Friday. Atenas trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 21-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-73 at the end of the game. It was a good game for international point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) who led his team to a victory with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Djibril Kante (205-80, college: Indiana St.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Atenas. Atenas' coach Alejandro Lotterio rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Penarol have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 26-11 record behind leader Regatas C. Loser Atenas dropped to the tenth position with 20 games lost. Penarol will face Olimpico de La Banda (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atenas will play against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: M.Mata 18+7reb+1ast, L.Gutierrez 17+4reb+3ast, F.Campazzo 12+7reb+8ast, M.Leiva 12+4reb, M.Ibarra 4+1reb, S.Safar 3+1reb
Atenas: B.Labaque 14+5reb+4ast, D.Kante 12+5reb, A.Elsener 11+2reb+1ast, M.Lescano 9+2reb+4ast, J.Bulfoni 9+4reb, F.Oberto 4+5reb
gschID: 189585


Quimsa - Argentino 82-70

Another interesting game for Quimsa (21-17) which hosted in Santiado Estero against 5th ranked Argentino (21-18). Eighth ranked Quimsa had an easy win 82-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Argentino. The game was mostly controlled by Quimsa. Argentino was better in second period 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. The former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) helped adding 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Cristian Amicucci (202-85) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Argentino players scored in double figures. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted Argentino dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. They share it with Olimpico LB. Quimsa will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Argentino will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Baxter 19+4reb+1ast, J.Mojica 14+4reb+1ast, D.Tintorelli 9+4reb, N.Aguirre 9+6reb+3ast, D.Lo Grippo 8+7reb+4ast, E.Villares 8+1reb+2ast
Argentino: K.Lytch 16+11reb+2ast, C.Amicucci 14+10reb, N.De los Santos 13+2reb+3ast, B.Carlwell 10+1reb, J.Cangelosi 6+3reb, G.Luchino 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 189584


Regatas C. - Obras 76-71

LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (27-11) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Obras (14-24) 76-71. It was a quality performance for American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) accounted for 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) came up with 24 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports) added 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for Obras in the defeat. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 27-11 record. Obras lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 24 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Boca Juniors (#4) in the next round. Obras will play against Sionista (#11) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: J.Meyinsse 20+8reb, N.Ferreyra 12+2ast, N.Romano 10+5reb+2ast, T.Washam 9+8reb+4ast, F.Kammerichs 8+4reb+1ast, P.Quinteros 8+2reb+2ast
Obras: J.Gutierrez 24+7reb+1ast, R.Humphrey 19+8reb+3ast, M.Osimani 8+6reb+8ast, K.Lamonte 7, J.Mazzaro 6, P.Espinoza 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 189583


GECR Indalo - La Union 99-80

Very expected game when 16th ranked La Union (10-29) was smashed by eleventh ranked GECR Indalo (19-19) in Comodoro R. 99-80 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 62-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. GECR Indalo dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to La Union's 44. It was a good game for American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Center Diego Romero (203-82, college: Florida St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for La Union. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. GECR Indalo moved-up to ninth place. Loser La Union stay dead last with 29 lost games. GECR Indalo will face Union Progresista (#15) in Villa Angela in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. La Union will play on the road against Lanus in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 21+2reb, K.Seawright 19+15reb+2ast, J.Robinson 18+4reb+3ast, D.Romero 18+6reb+3ast, P.Orlietti 8+3reb, D.Ciorciari 5+1reb+10ast
La Union: T.Shannon 19+5reb, N.Gianella 16+3reb+3ast, G.Lewis 15+4reb+4ast, R.Wolkowyski 13+6reb, A.Marin 5+1ast, S.Shorter 4+1reb
gschID: 189582


Wuber-Est.Bahia - Olimpico LB 79-60

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Olimpico de La Banda (21-18) and Wuber-Est.Bahia (18-19), which took place in Bahia Blanca. Higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda was outleveled in a road game by twelfth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia 79-60. The game without a history. Wuber-Est.Bahia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was international center Juan Manuel Torres (210-84) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) chipped in 13 points. Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Ariel Pau (186-84) who recorded 15 points and American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains twelfth place with 18-19 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia's next round opponent will be higher ranked Atenas (#10) in Cordoba and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Torres 18+10reb+1ast, H.Jasen 13+1reb+3ast, J.Williams 11+2reb+1ast, L.Nailon 8+2reb, D.Davis 7+8reb+2ast, L.Faggiano 6+3reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: A.Pau 15+3reb+3ast, S.Clancy 13+7reb, F.Malara 13+4reb, H.Salles 6+2reb+3ast, A.Eslava 6+4reb, C.McGowan 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 189581


Libertad S. - 9 de Julio 85-69

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (21-16) won against at home 14th ranked 9 de Julio (12-26) 85-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Libertad Sunchales. 9 de Julio was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for guard Marcos Saglietti (190-86) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 6 rebounds. American guard DerMarr Johnson (206-80, college: Cincinnati) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. Libertad Sunchales' coach Oscar Sanchez used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) added 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for 9 de Julio. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to fifth place. Loser 9 de Julio keeps the fourteenth position with 26 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face Argentino (#7) in Junin in the next round. 9 de Julio will play on the road against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: M.Saglietti 19+6reb+1ast, D.Johnson 16+4reb+1ast, R.Sanchez 13+4reb+3ast, G.Mikulas 13+5reb, J.Treise 11+7ast, A.Alloatti 6+4reb+2ast
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 26+5reb, J.Ayarza 18+5reb+1ast, G.Torre 12+4reb+3ast, M.Garcia 6+5reb, E.Ruiz 4+4reb, B.Barovero 3+3reb
gschID: 189580


Sionista - Boca Jrs 66-81

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Sionista (19-21) lost to fourth ranked Boca Juniors (22-15) in Parana 66-81 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Boca Juniors made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Sionista was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). International guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) answered with 16 points and 5 assists and Alejandro Zilli (200-82) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sionista. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Boca Juniors maintains fourth place with 22-15 record. Loser Sionista dropped to the eleventh position with 21 games lost. Boca Juniors will face league's leader Regatas Corrientes on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sionista will play against Obras (#13) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: D.Santiago 21+7reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 17+5reb+2ast, J.Coleman 12+3reb+1ast, A.Diez 10+3reb, F.Aguerre 9+2reb, J.DeGroat 6+7reb
Sionista: L.Cequeira 16+4reb+5ast, D.Hure 10+3reb, L.Wade 9+2reb, M.Sandes 7+3reb+1ast, A.Zilli 6+7reb, J.Pittman 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 189579


Round 21
Lanus - Quimsa 68-76

The game between third ranked Lanus (24-13) and eighth ranked Quimsa (21-17) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Lanus was defeated by Quimsa in a tough game in Buenos Aires 68-76. Quimsa made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Quimsa outrebounded Lanus 36-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. The former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks and naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lanus. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Lanus at the other side keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lanus will play at home against La Union (#16) in Formosa and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Mojica 18+5reb+3ast, D.Tintorelli 16+4reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 14+7reb, N.Aguirre 10+3reb+1ast, J.Williams 8+7reb+1ast, J.Baxter 8+3reb+1ast
Lanus: R.Battle 21+7reb+1ast, A.Boccia 16+5reb+3ast, W.McFarlan 10+1reb, F.Martina 8+1reb, L.Perez 7+4reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 4+1ast
gschID: 232783


Round 28
Sionista - Obras 79-70

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked Sionista (19-21) defeated 13th ranked Obras (14-24) in Parana 79-70 on Wednesday. Obras was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 21-10 charge of Sionista, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for the former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) who led his team to a victory with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) added 19 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Obras. Despite that victory Sionista went down to eleventh position due to points difference. Obras lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 24 games lost. Sionista will face again Obras (#13) in Buenos Aires in the next round.
Top scorers:
Sionista: J.Lloreda 17+5reb+1ast, J.Pittman 16+3reb+3ast, L.Wade 10+1reb, M.Sandes 9+6reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 8+9reb+7ast, L.Gonzalez 7+1reb
Obras: R.Humphrey 20+12reb, K.Lamonte 19+2reb, M.Osimani 7+2reb+5ast, J.Gutierrez 7+5reb, T.Field 5+3reb, P.Espinoza 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 233608



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 23: KL Dragons - Thailand S. 83-66
Feb. 22: Saigon H. - Singapore S. 72-76
Feb. 24: Singapore S. - Petron Blaze
Feb. 27: KL Dragons - Saigon H.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Wildcats def. Kings - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Perth Wildcats banished the Sydney Kings from the top four with a 97-71 demolition job at the Crown Kingdome on Sunday.

The Wildcats never looked back after leaping out to a blistering 20-2 start to the game, leaving the shell-shocked Kings scrambling in catch-up mode on their way to their eighth straight loss.

The Wildcats continually found momentum-killing baskets in an outing where they shot 61 per cent (37-of-61), connected on 14 three-pointers and notched their sixth consecutive win.

Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) (23 points) and Damian Martin (13 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds) kick-started the Wildcats in the opening moments when they combined for nine of their team's 11 unanswered points, while Kevin Lisch (4-of-9 threes) finished with 19 points and eight assists.

Ben Madgen led Sydney with a 13-point third quarter on his way to 28 points and Aaron Bruce had 10 points as the Kings reverted back to fifth place.

The Kings suffered mightily during a horrific start to the game, unable to score on their first 11 attempts as the incredibly red-hot Wildcats connected on their first five shots on their way to streaking ahead 25-11 at quarter-time.

Lisch continued to squash Sydney's hopes early in the second stanza, leading another punishing long-range assault with three of Perth's five timely threes to build a 19-point buffer.

James Harvey and Darnell Lazare both attacked the paint furiously to help keep the deficit in check, but Matthew Knight posted the final four points of the half to have Perth up 51-33.

Sydney finally found their feet midway through the third when Madgen heated up for seven straight points, highlighted by a three-point play on a strong drive to the basket to help pull within nine.

But four late points from Martin, including a running hook and another long-ball from Redhage once again relieved the pressure and handed the visitors a 70-56 advantage with 10 minutes to play.

Martin continued to pace Perth early in the fourth, his crafty drive quickly establishing a 20-point buffer, before Lisch slammed the door shut with his fifth three-pointer at 82-64.



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  BAHRAIN   


Ontario Lett with Muharraq for 1 month .. or more !! - by Ahmad Madwar

The American forwards Ontario Lett (198-PF-79, college: Pittsburgh) agreed term wtih Muharraq club for 1 month to replace the sick player Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.) .. CJ felt bad in Muharraq/Ahli game during the league at the end of last month .. and he entered the hospital and stayed there for a couple of weeks .. but he joined back the practices team recently ..
Ontario already finished his experience in Iran his team Naft Sepahan didnot qualify to final 8 .. he signed 1 month contract with Muharraq with able to renew for the rest of season if CJ didnot back Healthy .. this is his Awards/Achievements:
NCAA Sweet 16 -02, 03
Big East Finalist -02
Big East West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -03
Big East Tournament Champion -03
All-Big East Honorable Mention -03
NABC College All-Star Team -03
Asian Club Championships Finalist -05
Dubai International Tournament Finalist -08
Jordanian Cup Winner -09
Asia-Basket.com All-WABA Best Center -09
Asia-Basket.com All-WABA 1st Team -09
WABA Club Championships -09 (Finalist)
Jordanian League Regular Season Champion -09
Jordanian League Champion -09
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention -09
Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Defensive Team -09
Asian Club Championships -09 (Silver)



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Top 16: Round 8

Feb. 23: Rudupis - Kalev/Cramo 84-63
Feb. 22: Sakalai - Valmiera 61-55
Feb. 21: Barons kvartals - Ventspils 60-81
Feb. 21: Naglis Palangos - Kalev/Cramo 51-77
Feb. 22: Tarvas - Juventus 100-85
Feb. 26: Parnu - Lietkabelis


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.18.7 
 2. Raadik, Parnu17.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.4 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis17.3 
 6. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.16.3 
 7. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.8 
 9. Hughes, Pieno Z.14.6 
 10. Brown, Naglis P.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu10.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.9.8 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera7.9 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.3 
 6. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.2 
 7. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.2 
 8. Keedus, TTU7.1 
 9. Varnelis, Juventus7.0 
 10. Bishop, Nevezis6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.8 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.5 
 5. Maceina, Pieno Z.4.2 
 6. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 7. Tamm, Tarvas4.2 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.0 
 9. Dambrauskas, Sakal.3.8 
 10. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.8 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.6 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 3. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 4. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera1.9 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.9 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.8 
 8. Tamm, Tarvas1.8 
 9. Matulionis, Parnu1.8 
 10. Jakovics, Liepaja1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.2 
 2. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.8 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.8 
 4. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 5. Rozitis, Barons k.1.5 
 6. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.1.1 
 8. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.0 
 9. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 10. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 



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  BARBADOS   


Warren takes out Tridents - by Don Farrell

Warrens take out Tridents

Warrens take out TridentsDEBUTANTS: Warrens' new forward Lance Posey (with ball) going up against Tridents first year player Antoine Morris. (Picture b


EVEN THE OLD ONES are 'newbies' in Warrens.

Forty-year-old American rookie Lance Posey had a game-high 16 points and ten rebounds, including seven points in a crucial fourth quarter stretch as basketball's Premier League champs started their title defence with Tuesday's 85-75 win over Co-operators General Tridents at the Wildey Gym.

The testing season opener was a rather encouraging start to a new era for a Warrens side that now features six key rotation players under the age of 25 in the absence of veterans Peter Alleyne, Pearson Griffith, Kevin Austin and Zahir Motara.

But the champs still had to rely on some experience when it counted, with Posey thrice thwarting menacing second half rallies, including a threatening run that pulled the inexperienced schoolboys within one (74-73) with four minutes to play.

Greig Springer answered with a knifing drive just seconds later though, before Posey added two baskets in the paint and Richie Walker capped the decisive 11-2 finish with a pull-up three-pointer off the dribble.

It was the story of the night's proceedings as the champs somehow found a response every time the pesky Tridents side threatened to take a lead after battling back from a double-digit deficit.

Falling behind 32-42 at the half, the schoolboys rallied behind Alejandro Boxhill and Jimal Singh to get within four points only to watch layups from Walker, George Farrell and Dario Cumberbatch push Warrens' lead to 55-45.

However, Tridents were back at it again, with Jae Harris igniting another surge with an 'and-one' drive before point guard Anand Joseph-Thorpe capped the 10-4 rally with a spectacular runner to beat the third quarter buzzer.

Posey seemingly stole their moment with three successive free throws to start the fourth but the schoolboys simply rattled off points via Orion Seale in the open court - the last two which brought Tridents within one (74-73).

Springer finished with 15 points, Walker added 12, while Farrell scored 11. For the schoolboys, Boxhill top scored with 12, Harris had 11 points and 14 rebounds, while rookie Antoine Morris also had a double-double of ten points and ten boards.

In the night's other game, Daniel Lovell scored a game-high 17 points and Charles Vanderpool added 14 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks to lead Pinelands to a 63-40 rout of a listless Warriors team.

The blowout was on from the opening tip as Lovell and Decarlo Skeete split four first quarter three-pointers between them in a 20-4 start. Warriors managed to get within single digits thereafter, but just once, holding Pinelands to two points over the first six minutes of the second quarter to reduce the deficit to 24-18.

However, Pinelands scored seven of the last nine points to end the half, including Vanderpool's buzzer beating basket, before outscoring Warriors 18-7 in the ensuing third quarter. Rico Thorpe added ten points and 11 rebounds, while Kevin John led Warriors with 14 points.

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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 13-5 
 2. M.Hainaut 12-6 
 3. Spirou 11-6 
 4. Aalstar 11-7 
 5. Antwerp 9-9 
 6. Liege 6-12 
 7. Leuven 5-12 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 23: Verviers-Pep. - Liege 89-65
Feb. 22: Oostende - Leuven 80-72
Feb. 23: Aalstar - M.Hainaut 78-86
Feb. 21: Spirou - Antwerp 77-64

Regular Season: Round 19

Mar. 1: Liege - Aalstar
Mar. 1: Antwerp - Oostende
Mar. 2: Leuven - Verviers-Pep.
Mar. 2: M.Hainaut - Spirou


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. Lojeski, Oostende16.8 
 4. Aleksandrov, Vervi.16.8 
 5. Mukubu, Liege16.6 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar16.1 
 7. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.9 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.7 
 10. Bostic, M.Hainaut14.4 
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. Tofi, Aalstar6.8 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.7 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp6.7 
 7. Wright, Oostende6.2 
 8. Gillet, Liege6.1 
 9. Mukubu, Liege6.0 
 10. Aleksandrov, Verv.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.5 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 5. Thompson, Aalstar3.7 
 6. Walsh, Spirou3.5 
 7. Raivio, Aalstar3.4 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.3 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.2 
 10. Moors, Antwerp3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.5 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.2 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.2 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp1.9 
 6. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 7. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 8. Thompson, Aalstar1.7 
 9. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
 10. Riddick, Spirou1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.3 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 4. Ferguson, Verviers.1.1 
 5. Dukes, Leuven0.9 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 7. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 8. Thondique, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.0.5 


Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 16-6 
 2. Houthalen 15-6 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 15-7 
 4. Gembo BBC 14-6 
 5. St-Niklase 13-9 
 6. Waregem 13-9 
 7. CEP Fleurus 12-10 
 8. Excelsior 11-11 
 9. M.Hainaut II 11-12 
 10. Gent Dragons 10-10 
 11. Tongeren 10-13 
 12. Sprimont 9-11 
 13. Oudenaarde 8-15 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-18 
 15. Giants II 2-19 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 23: Tongeren - Giants II 91-85
Feb. 22: CEP Fleurus - M.Hainaut II 82-73
Feb. 23: St-Niklase - Excelsior 74-69
Feb. 22: Point Chaud - Waregem 70-79
Feb. 23: Kangor.-Boom - Oudenaarde 102-76
Feb. 24: Essor Charleroi - Gent Dragons
Feb. 24: Gembo BBC - Waregem
Feb. 24: Houthalen - Point Chaud


Ethias League Round 18 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Ethias League round 18 most important game was a victory of Belfius Mons-Hainaut over one of their biggest challengers Okapi Aalstar 86-78 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Okapi Aalstar was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for American forward Justin Cage (198-85, college: Xavier, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) replied with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Okapi Aalstar. Belfius Mons-Hainaut have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-6 record behind leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut are looking forward to face Spirou Charleroi (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they outleveled sixth-ranked Liege Basket 89-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 24-point difference suggests that VOO Verviers-Pepinster is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) scored 30 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Chris Ferguson chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman B.J. Monteiro (195-90, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) with 18 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. VOO Verviers-Pepinster maintains eighth position with 4-14 record. Liege Basket lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against higher ranked Leuven Bears (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Okapi Aalstar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ethias League top team - Base Oostende (13-5) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Leuven Bears (5-12) 80-72. Brent Wright notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Base Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 15 points and 8 rebounds by Ivan Aska did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-5 record. Leuven Bears lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Base Oostende will meet Antwerp Giants (#5) on the road in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-6) and 5th ranked Antwerp Giants (9-9) in Charleroi ended with biggest points difference. Spirou Charleroi beat guests from Antwerp 77-64. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Devin Green who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach Giovanni Bozzi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Spirou Charleroi have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Spirou Charleroi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play at home against the league's leader Base Oostende.



Aalstar - M.Hainaut 78-86

Ethias League round 18 most important game was a victory of Belfius Mons-Hainaut over one of their biggest challengers Okapi Aalstar 86-78 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Okapi Aalstar was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for American forward Justin Cage (198-85, college: Xavier, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) replied with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-6 record behind leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut are looking forward to face Spirou Charleroi (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Bostic 18+6reb+3ast, J.Wallace 16+2reb+2ast, J.Cage 16+9reb+3ast, G.Muya 10, M.Randle 10+7reb, A.Gorgemans 6+1reb+1ast
Aalstar: R.Thompson 19+6reb+4ast, J.Tofi 18+9reb+5ast, D.Raivio 18+2reb+3ast, C.Young 15+8reb+1ast, L.Cummard 5+4reb+2ast, H.VanLangenhove 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 187311


Verviers-Pep. - Liege 89-65

Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they outleveled sixth-ranked Liege Basket 89-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 24-point difference suggests that VOO Verviers-Pepinster is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game was mostly controlled by VOO Verviers-Pepinster. Liege Basket was better in second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) scored 30 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman B.J. Monteiro (195-90, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) with 18 points and his fellow American import forward Andre Williamson (200-89, college: Appalachian St.) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. 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. VOO Verviers-Pepinster maintains eighth position with 4-14 record. Liege Basket lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against higher ranked Leuven Bears (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Okapi Aalstar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: N.Aleksandrov 30+6reb+1ast, C.Ferguson 15+10reb+5ast, J.Anderson 14+7reb+5ast, S.Moris 12+2reb+2ast, Y.Moray 8+5reb+1ast, S.Maio 6+2reb
Liege: B.Monteiro 18+4reb+3ast, G.Hockins 13+4reb+1ast, G.Ware 11+3reb+2ast, A.Williamson 11+10reb, W.Boss Mukubu 7+5reb+3ast, L.Bosco 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 187310


Oostende - Leuven 80-72

Ethias League top team - Base Oostende (13-5) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Leuven Bears (5-12) 80-72. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-72. American power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) supported him with 15 points and 4 assists. Base Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 15 points and 8 rebounds by U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-5 record. Leuven Bears lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Base Oostende will meet Antwerp Giants (#5) on the road in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: B.Wright 15+10reb+1ast, M.Lojeski 15+3reb+4ast, W.Wilkinson 14+7reb, D.Drobnjak 9+2reb+4ast, D.Djordjevic 7+2reb+3ast, M.Stojic 6+4reb+3ast
Leuven: G.Robinson 16+3reb+3ast, I.Aska 15+8reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 15+6reb+2ast, N.Marnegrave 9+4reb+5ast, J.Dukes 6+1reb, B.Burgess 5+2reb
gschID: 187309


Spirou - Antwerp 77-64

The game between fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-6) and 5th ranked Antwerp Giants (9-9) in Charleroi ended with biggest points difference. Spirou Charleroi beat guests from Antwerp 77-64. Antwerp Giants were ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 49-29 second half run of Spirou Charleroi. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Antwerp Giants' 30. They outrebounded Antwerp Giants 44-23 including a 35-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Spirou Charleroi's coach Giovanni Bozzi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Bryan Hopkins (183-83, college: SMU) who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 11 points respectively. Four Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Spirou Charleroi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play at home against the league's leader Base Oostende.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Green 24+11reb+4ast, J.Randle 14+2ast, D.Allen 13+9reb, S.Massot 8+5reb+2ast, C.Beghin 6+3reb+2ast, J.Hamilton 5+8reb+2ast
Antwerp: B.Hopkins 16+5reb+3ast, R.Moors 11+1reb+1ast, T.Black 11+1reb+3ast, R.Biggs 10+4reb+1ast, J.Mwema 7+1reb, Y.Driesen 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 187308



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Adriatic League: Igokea with narrow road win over MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Igokea 77:81

Igokea registered the 17th win in the Adriatic League season. The league leaders escaped with a tough road win over MZT Skopje. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) finished with 20 points to pace the visitors.
Igokea stormed into the game as they built a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. MZT Skopje stopped the rot in the second frame. The Macedonian side narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the interval 35:41. The hosts maintained the pressure on Igokea throughout the third term. MZT Skopje trimmed the deficit to a single point at the final intermission. Igokea however stayed in front in the fourth frame. Joksimovic gave the visitors an 8-point lead midway through the period. Otasevic pulled MZT Skopje within two inside the final minute. But Filip Adamovic (181-PG-88) and Jaksimovic came up with crucial points for Igokea as the Bosnian team escaped with the win at the end. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) netted 16 points, while Filip Adamovic had 13 points for the winning side. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) answered with 21 points for MZT Skopje. Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

MZT Skopje: Todor Gecevski 21, Boris Bakic 14
Igokea: Corsley Edwards 20, Branko Jorovic 16, Filip Adamovic 13



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  BRAZIL   


Liga Americas: Sao Jose cruise past Mavort - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose - Mavort 102:68

Sao Jose opened Liga Americas campaign with an impressive victory. They knocked down Mavort in Group C opener. Alvaro Calvo (202-F-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) and Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) came up with 22 points each to pace the Brazilian side.
Sao Jose grabbed a 20:17 lead after ten minutes of action. The Brazilian team cleared off in the second frame. They exploded with 27 points to ensure a 16-point halftime lead 47:31. Sao Jose kept Mavort at bay after the main break. The Brazilian outfit piled up a comfortable 22-point lead before the final stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Andre Laws (188-PG-80, college: San Diego) produced 16 points for the winners. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) answered with 17 points for Mavort. Richard Jeter (198-G/F-82, college: Atlanta Metro JC) chipped in 13 points for the losing side.

Sao Jose: Alvaro Calvo 22, Murilo Becker 22, Andre Laws 16
Mavort: Raul Cardenas 17, Richard Jeter 13



Jacarei agreed with Danilo Tavares and renew Paje - by Paulo Freire

The Jacarei Basketball/Fibria/JTU/Ativia basketball team have agreed with a new player, the Danilo Tavares (89) sign with the team.
Danilo is a young prospect player that was playing for the Dracena team and will now have an opportunity to be the point guard of the team at the Paulista State.
The managers of the team also renew the contract of Marciel Santos (C-91), more knowing as Paje.
Marciel is a forward that play very well last season for the Jacarei Basketball/Fibria/JTU/Ativia.



Caxias do Sul bring back Bego and add Marcos de Souza - by Paulo Freire

The Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches basketball team have agreed with big man Marcos de Souza (208-C-82), the center was playing at Lins Basquete and will be his second time in a club from the South of Brazil, as he played for Lajeado team.
At Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches he will meet again Caue and Bruno Ferreira former players of the Lins Basquete that also are on the Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches roster.
The managers of the team also sign Antonio Bego (189-G-80), who spent last season at the America of Rio Preto.
Bego is a former player of Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches and will have no problem to be on their game system.



Campo Mourao add big man Darlan - by Paulo Freire

The Campo Mourao basketball team has agreed with a new center for the team, the big man Darlan De Oliveira (207-C-85) have agreed terms with the team.
Darlan last team was the Vila Velha on the 2012 NBB season, before that he has played on the Tijuca team. He was formed at the Araraquara team where he played for many years.
He is expected to help the team defense with blocks and rebounds.
Campo Mourao will played the Brazil Cup South Region




Macae brings in 3 new players - by Paulo Freire

The CD Macae Sports basketball team is still working on their roster for the Brazil Cup Southeast Region.
The managers of the team have agreed with three new players the center Andre Liuz de Oliveira (205-F/C-84), forward Joao Bernardi (F-90) and the point guard Smith Jamaal (175-PG-85, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: N.Mexico)
Andre Luiz comes from Sao Bernardo dos Campos Team, he a defense player with size to help the team in the paint.
Joao Benardi is a young talent player the comes from Jacarei, he was actually formed by the Paulistano team.
The american point guard Jammal Smith is expect to lead the team offensively, running the plays and scoring points.




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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 18-1 
 2. Acadia 15-4 
 3. UPEI 13-7 
 4. Dalhousie 10-9 
 5. St.Francis X. 8-11 
 6. New Brunsw. 6-13 
 7. St.Mary's 6-13 
 8. Memorial 1-19 
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 11-4 
 2. Bishop's 10-6 
 3. Concordia 9-6 
 4. UQAM 5-10 
 5. Laval 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 37

Feb. 22: Cape Breton - New Brunsw. 88-75
Feb. 23: Memorial - UPEI 77-87
Feb. 22: Memorial - UPEI 67-89


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. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.7 
 5. Ratte, Laurentian20.7 
 6. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.5 
 7. Fee, New Brunsw.20.4 
 8. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.3 
 9. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 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, Acadia10.9 
 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.5.6 
 4. Walton, Manitoba5.1 
 5. Lamar, Saskatch.5.0 
 6. Pasquale, Laure.4.8 
 7. Allin, Laurier4.6 
 8. York, UFV4.5 
 9. Smith, UPEI4.5 
 10. Bonhomme, Brandon4.4 
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.2.7 
 4. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 5. Perrin, TWU2.7 
 6. Walton, Manitoba2.7 
 7. Parchment, UFV2.6 
 8. Smith, TWU2.4 
 9. Clarke, St.Franc.2.3 
 10. Hunter, Bishop''s2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moses, Calgary2.1 
 2. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 3. Duke, UPEI1.9 
 4. Eyitayo, Concordia1.7 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 6. Luby, Brock1.4 
 7. Dewar, Alberta1.4 
 8. James, Brandon1.3 
 9. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.3 
 10. Chesson, Laurier1.3 



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  CAYMAN ISLANDS   


John Gray High School falls short in the Bahamas - by Don Farrell

Bahamians thrash our boys

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Jamel Winton, ball, did his best to lead Cayman in Nassau. - PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

Cayman basketball's latest bid for regional success did not go well.

John Gray High School's boys Under-19 team lost all three of its games in Nassau, Bahamas this month.

The U-19 team would suffer defeats at the hands of Charles Irvin Gibson Senior High School Rattlers, 74-13, in game one; private school St. Vincent Stingrays, 36-9, in game two; and Aquinas College, 45-34, in the finale.

Jamel Winton and Joshua Ebanks-Brown were the top performers for the Cayman Islands team during each of the three games. Other notable players included Rueben Barnes (game one), Alexander Thompson (game two) and Arin Taylor (game three).

In all, eight boys represented the Cayman Islands with the others being Daviel Foster, Douglas Henkis and Cameron Hydes. National men's coach Daniel Augustine helped train the squad with John Gray teacher Errol Grey serving as head coach.

John Gray competed in the exhibition games with the backing of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association.

Coach Grey aimed to find positives in the performance, saying the young men can go on to better results.

'It's about exposure and having them play at the international level,' Grey said. 'Winning will come at some time. They had three matches which will build a good team in the future that can represent Cayman at the international level.'

mathew yates article






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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
 1. Piratas 1-0 
 2. Academia 0-0 
 3. Aguilas 0-0 
 4. Bucaros 0-0 
 5. Caribbean Heat 0-0 
 6. Halcones 0-0 
 7. Once Caldas 0-0 
 8. Bambuqueros 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Feb. 21: Piratas - Bambuqueros 97-86
Feb. 22: Bucaros - Once Caldas
Feb. 22: Academia - Halcones
Feb. 22: Aguilas - Caribbean Heat
Feb. 22: Piratas - Bambuqueros


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 2- RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Manizales OC made major adjustments a defeated Bukaros in the second game in Bucaramanga, a strong first quarter of the Manizales team meant a 14 points lead, enough to get the final victory.
Bukaros defense reacts and won the second , third and last quarter but with 6 seconds left in the clock of the last quarter and just 2 seconds of the posetion Cesar Ordoez dressed as hero and made a 3 point shot to get the game.
Moses Dayee also had a good reaction and leaded his team with 19 points including 5 o 10 3 pointers, Cesar Ordonez (196-F) supported him and scored 18 points, Manizales had a brilliant night beyond the arc making 15 out of 32 3pt shots.
Bukaros had again the offensive leadership of Brooks with 20 pts and Lawrence with 16, Jennings posted 14 more,but failing free throws in the clutch lost the game.
Bukaros 75 - P. Brooks 20, G. Lawrence 16
Manizales OC 78 - M. Dayee 19, C. Ordoez 18.

Other results of the day:

Aguilas de Tunja 91
Cariibbean Heat 84


Academia de la Montana 90
Halcones del Norte 84


Academia and Halcones shares the top of the standings after two games.



PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 1- RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Academia de la Montana achieved easily the victory on its opener game defeating a short handed Halcones del Norte 86 59 in Medelln, Academis used all the youth of its roster to put full time pressure on the ball forcing many Halonces turnovers and scoring 21 points out of the turnovers.
Cesar Chavez Jacobo , Steffon Farley and Norbey Aragn began to show that could be the big trio to drive Academia far in the tournament, Chavez 20 points and 7 assits leads all the players, Aragon posted his first double duble of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds returning to his natural ground, Steffon Farley also had double figures with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Halcones used just two americans and Omar Sanders leaded the offensive with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Byron Burnett just arrived 1 hour before the game, Jose Baquero grabbed a career high 18 rebounds, Halcones had a poor 27% and many problems driving the ball losing the ball 23 tiems
Academia de la Montana 86 C. Chaves 20 pts + 7 assits, N. Aragon 17 pts + 10 rebs.
Halcones del Norte 59 O. Sanders 14 pts + 12 rebs, E. Renteria 11 pts.

Bukaros management good eye was proved in their league opener at home, Phillip Brooks and Lawrence Gilbert leaded the yellow squad to get the victory against the Manizales OC 95 77, the first half belonged to the locals that reached a 9 points lead, but the third half could change the history of the game; Manizales OC came back putt he team just 1 point behind, however the last quarter took a hard reaction of Bukaros who blasted the Manizales with a plus 16 points in the period.
Brooks 27 points leaded the scorer, Lawrence added 20 and Jennings 12, the veteran Cesar Cortez with 18 pts leaded the Manizales team, Justin Garris added 16, for the Manizales team 6 od 22 3 pointers was a waist of energy that hurt them and his low free throws percent 59% means the difference in the game, Maniales misses a good performance from Moses Dayee.
Bukaros 85
. P. Brooks 27, G. Lawrence 20
Manizales OC 77, C. Cortez 18, J. Garris 16.

Aguilas de Tunja start to write its history in the pro-basketball with a home victory against the Caribbean Heat team, the collective effort of the locals included 20 assists made the difference, theCaribbean Heat had few days of practices and their imports, Culver and Bradford just arrived 24 hours before the game.
Juan Garca 24 points, Yader Fernandez 19 and Eddy Barlow 15, Jared Corpus 13 were the signal of a well balanced offensive, Cartagenas Cory Bradford the MVP of the last year finals took the offensive load for Heat and finished with 22 points, Doel Forbes follow him with 19, the Heat is still waiting one more import to complete its rster
Aguilas de Tunja 92 - J. Garcia 24 pts, Y Fernandez 19 + 8 rebs
Caribbean Heat 82
C. Bradford 22 pts + 11 rebs, D. Forbes 19

Same teams , same place, different history Bambuqueros won the second game of the series in Bogot thanks to an offensive concert of Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) who finishes with 30 poits, the Piratas hopes died in the third quarter in wich the black team just score 7 points, Johnson and Moreno looks tired after the previous effort, while Bambuqueros found a more balanced offensive with eight players helping in the scoring, but still Joseph Dunn does not shows his skills.
Stalin Ortiz hit 11 of 28 field goal shots, Piratas did not found a way to stop him allows the Neivas team to stole a victory in Bogota.
Piratas 61 L. Mendez 17 pts (3 of 3 beyond the arc), J, Fanbulleh 14 + 12 rebs.
Bambuqueros 86
S. Ortiz 30 pts, E. Guevara 14 pts + 12 rebs




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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Zagreb 11-4 
 2. Kvarner 2010 11-4 
 3. Alkar Sinj 10-5 
 4. Jolly 10-5 
 5. Darda 7-7 
 6. Djuro Djakovic 7-7 
 7. Zabok 6-9 
 8. Krizevci 6-9 
 9. Osjecki Sokol 5-10 
 10. Dubrovnik 1-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Split
 4. Zadar

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 23: Osjecki Sokol - Dubrovnik 85-57
Feb. 23: Krizevci - KK Zagreb 84-75
Feb. 23: Zabok - Jolly 79-88
Feb. 23: Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 67-62
Feb. 24: Djuro Djakovic - Darda


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Ross, Jolly23.4 
 2. Mrva, Jolly19.3 
 3. James, KK Zagreb19.1 
 4. Batina, Djuro D.18.1 
 5. Lez, Zabok17.2 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci16.1 
 7. Peric, Dubrovnik14.9 
 8. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.7 
 9. Skific, Kvarner14.6 
 10. Peraica, Darda14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.8 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.6 
 3. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.7 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.1 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.7 
 9. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 10. Peraica, Darda5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.6 
 3. Glavinic, Darda3.9 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.0 
 7. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 8. Blajic, Djuro D.3.0 
 9. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
 10. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.3 
 3. Krivec, Kvarner1.6 
 4. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.1.5 
 6. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 7. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.5 
 8. Meznaric, Darda1.4 
 9. Segaric, KK Zagreb1.4 
 10. Glavinic, Darda1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.6 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 4. Najev, Dubrovnik0.9 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Hrncic, Darda0.7 
 7. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 8. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 
 9. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 
 10. Cvjetkovic, Krize.0.6 


Adriatic League: Cibona rally past Split - by Eurobasket News

Cibona - Split 81:73

Cibona accounted for the eighth win in the Adriatic League season. They prevailed against Split in Zagreb. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 20 points to pace the home team.
Cibona looked better in the first half. They grabbed a 16:11 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew throughout the second frame. Cibona enjoyed a 34:25 halftime lead. Split tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third term. The visitors fired 22 points to narrow the gap at 8-point mark. But Cibona unloaded 26 points in the final period and rallied to the victory. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) notched 18 points, while Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) had 17 points and 9 assists for Cibona. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) answered with 18 points and 8 boards for Split. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Cibona: Andrija Zizic 20, D.J. Strawberry 18, Jerel Blassingame 17
Split: Vedran Vukusic 18, Josip Sobin 17



Adriatic League: Szolnoki bag second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki - Cedevita 64:59

Szolnoki gained a fine form at the Adriatic League championship. The Hungarian team earned the second win in a row as they held off visiting Cedevita tonight. Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) stepped up with 15 points to lead well-balanced effort from Szolnoki.
Cedevita grabbed an early lead as they enjoyed a 17:13 advantage at the first break. Szolnoki trimmed the deficit in the second frame. The hosts got within a single point at halftime 29:30. Cedevita held their opponents at 7 points in the third term to build an 8-point cushion before the fourth frame. But it was not enough. Szolnoki sparked with a 28-point effort in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) notched 14 points, while Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) answered with 13 points and 7 assists for Cedevita. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St.) and Miro Bilan (215-C-89) had 10 points each in the loss.

Szolnoki: Marton Bader 15, Ernests Kalve 14, Sead Sehovic 12+10 boards
Cedevita: Bracey Wright 13, Goran Suton 10, Miro Bilan 10



KK Split welcomes back Siriscevic - by Eurobasket News

KK Split (A1) tabbed 26-year old swingman Ivan Siriscevic (198-87). It is actually his comeback to Split as he played here before. Siriscevic played recently at Zagora (B League). He also played at Redwell Gunners Oberwart (A Bundesliga) in Austrian league earlier this season. In four A Bundesliga games this season he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The last season Siriscevic played at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 38 games last year he had 10.2ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Siriscevic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he had 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Kecskemeti (C Division) in Hungarian league. In 31 games that year he had 13.2ppg and 5.0rpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Bosmans Team.
Among other achievements Siriscevic won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) six years ago. 
Siriscevic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The Croat shooting guard is a very fast and accurate shooting guard. - Sirsicevic has good size for a shooting guard. He has a great long-distance shot and can drive to the basket. He also has endurance as he plays more minutes than anyone else on his team. He needs to be working a little bit his defence as he improved a lot his scoring ability but his defence is not of high quality.

By Eurobasket Data Center



KK Split welcomes back Siriscevic - by Eurobasket News

KK Split (A1) tabbed 26-year old swingman Ivan Siriscevic (198-87). It is actually his comeback to Split as he played here before. Siriscevic played recently at Zagora (B League). He also played at Redwell Gunners Oberwart (A Bundesliga) in Austrian league earlier this season. In four A Bundesliga games this season he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The last season Siriscevic played at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 38 games last year he had 10.2ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Siriscevic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he had 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Kecskemeti (C Division) in Hungarian league. In 31 games that year he had 13.2ppg and 5.0rpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Bosmans Team.
Among other achievements Siriscevic won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) six years ago.
Siriscevic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The Croat shooting guard is a very fast and accurate shooting guard. - Sirsicevic has good size for a shooting guard. He has a great long-distance shot and can drive to the basket. He also has endurance as he plays more minutes than anyone else on his team. He needs to be working a little bit his defence as he improved a lot his scoring ability but his defence is not of high quality.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Second Stage: Round 1

A1

Feb. 22: CEZ Nymburk - BK Decin 79-66
Feb. 23: NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov 103-94
Feb. 23: BC Kolin - BK Pardubice

A2

Feb. 22: B&W Opava - Svitavy 90-72
Feb. 13: Usti n/Labem - Chomutov 80-68
Feb. 20: USK Praha - Usti n/Labem 77-68
Feb. 16: Svitavy - Levice 76-82
Feb. 13: J.Hradec - Svitavy 75-92
Feb. 20: Chomutov - J.Hradec 112-104
Feb. 13: Levice - B&W Opava 103-69
Feb. 23: J.Hradec - USK Praha
Feb. 23: Levice - Chomutov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.5 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.5 
 3. Blazek, B&W Opava17.8 
 4. Meno, USK Praha17.6 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin17.4 
 6. Fields, Chomutov17.3 
 7. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.3 
 8. Reese, Usti n.17.2 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
 10. Bosak, Chomutov15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.2 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.6 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.2 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.2 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.6 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy7.0 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava6.9 
 9. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.7 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.6 
 4. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 5. Kemp, Levice4.1 
 6. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.0 
 7. Pope, BK Decin3.9 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.8 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.9 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.2 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.2 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Ames, NH Ostrava2.1 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy2.0 
 7. Reese, Usti n.1.9 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.7 
 9. Taylor, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 9. Kohout, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 22-4 
 2. Bakken 20-6 
 3. Horsens IC 19-6 
 4. SISU 15-10 
 5. Naestved 13-13 
 6. Randers 12-14 
 7. Vaerlose 10-16 
 8. Horsholm 9-16 
 9. Aarhus BC 6-20 
 10. Aalborg 2-23 

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 23: Randers - Aarhus BC 98-87
Feb. 21: Svendborg - Bakken 95-90
Feb. 23: Svendborg - Vaerlose 89-92
Feb. 23: Horsholm - Bakken 87-104
Feb. 20: Aalborg - Horsholm 84-83
Feb. 23: Naestved - Aalborg 70-58
Feb. 24: SISU - Horsens IC


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Colas, Randers25.6 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.23.5 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.3 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg19.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose18.9 
 8. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
 9. Ocana, Randers17.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 15
 1. Colas, Randers15.0 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC9.2 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.2 
 6. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Walker, Naestved7.8 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.7 
 9. Washington, Svend.7.6 
 10. Christoffers., Ba.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Ortega, Randers7.4 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.8 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.9 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.2 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.7 
 6. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.4.2 
 8. Nielsen, Randers4.2 
 9. Dennis, SISU4.0 
 10. Jonsson, Aarhus4.0 
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, Svendborg2.0 
 5. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.2 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.7 
 4. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.1 
 7. Doggett, Naestved1.0 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 9. Smith, SISU0.9 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.8 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Falcon 14-4 
 2. Lemvig 14-4 
 3. BMS Skovlunde 13-5 
 4. Amager BK 13-5 
 5. Virum 10-8 
 6. Stevnsgade 10-8 
 7. Glostrup 7-9 
 8. Aarhus BF 6-10 
 9. Koge BK 6-11 
 10. ALBA 5-12 
 11. Jonstrup 4-12 
 12. Haderslev 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 19: BMS Skovlunde - Haderslev 84-69
Feb. 16: Haderslev - ALBA 80-73
Feb. 23: Amager BK - Aarhus BF 78-65
Feb. 20: Falcon - Virum 74-58
Feb. 23: Stevnsgade - Lemvig 55-62
Feb. 28: Koge BK - Glostrup
Feb. 24: Jonstrup - BMS Skovlunde



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Santa Cruz W. 20-12 
 2. Canton C. 20-14 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 20-14 
 4. Erie Bay H. 19-15 
 5. Maine RC 19-18 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 16-18 
 7. Springfield A. 12-21 
 8. Iowa E. 7-26 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 23-9 
 2. Rio Grande VV 20-13 
 3. Austin T. 19-13 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 18-15 
 5. Texas L. 16-19 
 6. Los Angeles D. 13-19 
 7. Reno B. 12-18 
 8. Idaho S. 10-20 

Regular Season: Round 47

Feb. 23: Sioux Falls S. - Tulsa 66ers 72-94
Feb. 23: Bakersfield J. - Los Angeles D. 115-103
Feb. 23: Santa Cruz W. - Maine RC 114-88
Feb. 23: Erie Bay H. - Canton C. 110-97
Feb. 23: Rio Grande VV - Texas L. 110-115
Feb. 23: Springfield A. - Ft.Wayne MA 107-102

Regular Season: Round 48

Feb. 24: Austin T. - Iowa E.
Feb. 24: Reno B. - Idaho S.
Feb. 25: Los Angeles D. - Idaho S.
Feb. 26: Ft.Wayne MA - Erie Bay H.
Feb. 26: Tulsa 66ers - Iowa E.
Feb. 26: Santa Cruz W. - Reno B.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Texas L.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Dentmon, Texas L.25.8 
 2. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.1 
 3. Mack, Maine RC20.4 
 4. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 5. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.20.1 
 6. Joseph, Austin T.19.6 
 7. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. Goudelock, Rio G.18.9 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.8 
 10. Summers, Maine RC18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luke HARANGODY
  Ft.Wayne.
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.12.3 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.10.8 
 3. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 4. Jackson, Austin T.10.3 
 5. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 6. Samuels, Reno B.9.8 
 7. Harris, Iowa E.9.4 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.4 
 9. Jones, Rio G.9.3 
 10. Evans, Idaho S.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Maine RC
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barrett, Maine RC7.7 
 2. Russell, Reno B.7.7 
 3. Mack, Maine RC7.4 
 4. Wright, Iowa E.7.3 
 5. Quinn, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 6. Singletary, Texas6.2 
 7. Fortson, Los A.6.1 
 8. Machado, Rio G.6.1 
 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. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 4. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.1.9 
 5. Fortson, Los A.1.9 
 6. Dentmon, Texas L.1.8 
 7. Holiday, Idaho S.1.8 
 8. Downs, Maine RC1.8 
 9. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 10. Tyndale, Sioux F.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.5 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.5 
 3. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.2 
 5. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 6. Eyenga, Texas L.2.1 
 7. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 8. Foster, Sioux F.2.1 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 10. Whiteside, Rio G.1.9 


Shelvin Mack claims D-League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Shelvin Mack (190-G-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Maine RC and that's him to receive a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 46.
The 22-year old guard got a double-double of 36 points and ten assists, while his team lost the game against Bakersfield J. (#1, 22-9) 111-119. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Maine RC maintains the 4th position in D-League. Maine RC is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 17th lost game this season out of 36 games. In the team's last game Mack had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He just recently signed at Maine RC, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Butler University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mack is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.5ppg), assists (3rd best: 7.5apg) and averages solid 51.6% FGP and 40.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old forward Demetris Nichols (205-F-84) of second-ranked Sioux Falls S.. Nichols impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Sioux Falls S. lost that game 83-88 to slightly lower-ranked Tulsa 66ers (#4, 17-15). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Sioux Falls S. still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 20-13 record is not bad at all. Nichols is a newcomer at Sioux Falls S. 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 18.9ppg (#9). He also registered 5.4 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Canadian Cory Joseph (190-PG-91) of Austin T. (#3). Joseph scored 27 points and passed ten assists (!!!). He was a key player of Austin T., leading his team to a 109-108 win against the lower-ranked Iowa E. (#8, 7-26). Austin T. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 19 victories and 13 lost games. Joseph has a great season in D-L. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.6ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Flowers (203-F-86) of Los Angeles D. - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Henry Sims (208-C-90) of Erie Bay H. - 30 points and 11 rebounds
6. Hassan Whiteside (213-C/F-89) of Rio Grande VV - 13 points and 15 rebounds
7. Mike Singletary (198-F-88) of Erie Bay H. - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Ron Howard (196-G/F-82) of Ft.Wayne MA - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jerel McNeal (191-G-87) of Bakersfield J. - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Paul Harris (193-F/G-86) of Iowa E. - 27 points and 6 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)



Latest results and stats from around the League - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz W. - Maine RC 114-88
The Santa Cruz Warriors had their biggest scoring half in franchise history and comfortably blew past the visiting Maine Red Claws 114-88 Saturday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena. With the win, the Warriors (20-12) improve their home record to 10-1 and, with the next seven games being played at Kaiser Permanente Arena, Warriors coach Nate Bjorkgren sees big things ahead for his team. "It started with our activity on defense and offensively we were finishing early," Bjorkgren said. "I just think that's the best defense. If you finish on offense, it really vamps up the defense and we were able to do that tonight." Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia) and Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85, agency: N.E.T., college: Missouri) paced the Warriors in the first half combining for 38 points. Leslie shot an impressive 10-of-12 from the field in the half, scoring 21. Hannah scored 17, including three 3-pointers. Leslie finished with a game-high 27 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Hannah added 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a team-high four steals in the victory for the Warriors. "We came out playing Santa Cruz basketball. We beat them on the boards and just did everything tonight," Leslie said. "I just tried to play my game and not force anything and just let the game come to me and, tonight, I did that." It wasn't just Leslie and Hannah that were on, as all nine of the Warriors who played in the first half scored at least one point. Santa Cruz took a 69-46 lead going into halftime and never allowed the Red Claws to get within 13 points the rest of the game. In all, five different Warriors scored in double-digits. Cameron Jones added 16 points and Darington Hobson came off the bench and added 15 points, nine rebounds and a game-high six assists in the victory. Defensively, the Warriors did a great job on shutting down the Red Claws (19-18) as Maine shot just 33 percent from the field, including just 3-of-22 from behind the 3-point line. Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88, college: Dayton) led Maine with 23 points and 11 rebounds, Shelvin Mack added 19 points and six assists and James Mays and Garrett Stutz each had 12 in the loss. DaJuan Summers who came into the game averaging 19.4 points per game was held to only three points on a dismal 1-of-18 shooting. "They are a good team and we just team-wise shared it so well and our team defense was moving as one," Bjorkgren said. "It was just a fact that we made sure they were taking tough contested shots." The Warriors will host Reno on Tuesday at 7 p.m. -- a team that they have taken two of three games from already this season. Having 13 of the team's final 18 games at home, Leslie feels that gives them a big advantage as they look to increase their playoff position. "It's a lot because of the fans, we couldn't do it without them," he said. "Our crowd is amazing. I feel we couldn't be where we are without them." Courtesy of: santacruzsentinel.com

Bakersfield J. - Los Angeles D. 115-103
The Bakersfield Jam handed the second straight loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders at home court on Saturday. Stephen Dennis (6'6''-G-87, college: Kutztown) and Damion James (6'7''-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Texas) came up with 21 points each to pace the home team. James Nunnally (6'7''-G/F-90, college: UCSB) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists as the Jam climbed at 23-9 record atop of the West Conference. Morris Almond (6'6''-F/G-85, college: Rice) answered with 16 points for the D-Fenders. Gary Flowers (6'8''-F-86, college: S.Mississippi) delivered 15 points in the losing effort.

Rio Grande VV - Texas L. 110-115
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers fell 115-110 to the Texas Legends tonight at State Farm Arena. Tonight's game marks the last matchup between the Vipers and Legends this season. Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88, college: Charleston) led the Vipers with 28 points. Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91, college: Georgia Tech), Jr. tallied a double-double 25 points, 13 rebounds. Tim Ohlbrecht also recorded a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Toure Murry added 12 points. Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) led the Legends with 32 points. Frederick House (6'5''-F-78, college: S.Utah) added 23 points, followed by Christian Eyenga with 21 points. Seas Singletary contributed 12 points. The Vipers took early control of the game. In the first quarter, Rice, Jr. connected on a layup that put the Vipers up 10-2. By the end of the quarter, RGV led 25-17. The Vipers held their largest lead of the game 33-22 midway through the second quarter. Texas fought their way back and took their first lead 47-46 with:38.4 left in the first half. Hassan Whiteside responded with a dunk that sent the Vipers into halftime with a 48-47 lead. Texas fought back throughout the second half of the game. Neither team was able to build a substantial advantage and traded the lead throughout the third quarter. RGV headed into the fourth quarter up 82-81. With less than two minutes left in the game, Texas broke away. The Legends claimed the game 115-110. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Erie Bay H. - Canton C. 110-97
One night after blowing a big lead and losing in overtime to Fort Wayne, the Erie BayHawks finished the job against Canton. The BayHawks (19-15) pulled away after a tight first half, stumbled a bit, but finally closed out a 110-97 win over the Charge before 4,024 fans at Erie Insurance Arena. Kyle Goldcamp (6'10''-F-86, college: Gannon) led five players in double figures with 19 points, hitting 8-of-9 shots from the floor. D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's) and Demonte Harper (6'4''-G-89, college: Morehead St.) added 16 points each. Cory Higgins scored 15 and Henry Sims added 12 along with seven rebounds. The game was tied 15 times, but Erie gradually pulled away from the Charge (20-14) in the second half. But not without a few anxious flashbacks to Friday night's collapse. The BayHawks built their lead to 93-75 before Canton began shooting its way back in to the game. A pair of 3-point shots by Kyle Gibson cut it to 100-93 with 3 minutes to go. Erie responded with five straight points, including a drive by Goldcamp, who was fouled and sank the free throw to make it 105-93. Unlike Friday, when they lost a 15-point lead, the BayHawks held on from there. The BayHawks gained some space near the end of a back-and-forth first half with an 11-5 run that made it 59-53 at the break. Two of the D-League's top defensive teams didn't play like it in the first half. The Charge lead the league in scoring defense at 92.8 points per game and Erie allows 97.4, but the two traded baskets over the first 24 minutes, including plenty of uncontested or lightly-contested inside baskets. Higgins beat the shot clock with a 15-footer to snap a 48-48 tie with 11/2 minutes to go in the half. The BayHawks scored nine of the next 13 points, with Nick Covington sinking a pair of free throws, Goldcamp cutting inside to convert a feed from Kennedy, Kennedy driving the lane and then burying a 3-pointer and Baines hitting a layup to cap the run. Jorge Gutierrez (6'3''-G-88, college: California) led the first-place Charge with 14 points and added 12 assists and eight rebounds. Courtesy of: goerie.com

Sioux Falls S. - Tulsa 66ers 72-94
The Tulsa 66ers completed a weekend sweep of the Sioux Falls Skyforce by posting a 94-72 win at Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday night. The Skyforce's 72 points are the least amount of points by a Tulsa opponent in franchise history. Tulsa (18-15) held Sioux Falls (20-14) to 18 or less points in each of the final three quarters while recording 17 steals and seven blocked shots. The win marks Tulsa's third-straight game in which it held its opponent to 90 points or less. Offensively, six Tulsa players scored in double digits behind Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle)'s 17 points. The 66ers are 13-2 this season when five or more players score over 10 points - a feat they've accomplished in the past three straight games. Andy Rautins collected 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists alongside Hollis Thompson (6'8''-F-91, college: Georgetown)'s 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Rodney Bartholomew scored 12 points with eight boards and Ron Anderson scored 11 points and eight rebounds. Chris Quinn added 11 points and seven assists. The 66ers outrebounded the Skyforce 48-37 and distributed 23 assists. During its current three-game win streak, Tulsa has outrebounded its opponents by an average of 48.7-to-40.0. Tulsa shot 48.1 percent (37-77) from the field, including 45.0 percent (9-20) from 3-point range. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Liga Americas: Sao Jose cruise past Mavort - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose - Mavort 102:68

Sao Jose opened Liga Americas campaign with an impressive victory. They knocked down Mavort in Group C opener. Alvaro Calvo (202-F-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) and Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) came up with 22 points each to pace the Brazilian side.
Sao Jose grabbed a 20:17 lead after ten minutes of action. The Brazilian team cleared off in the second frame. They exploded with 27 points to ensure a 16-point halftime lead 47:31. Sao Jose kept Mavort at bay after the main break. The Brazilian outfit piled up a comfortable 22-point lead before the final stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Andre Laws (188-PG-80, college: San Diego) produced 16 points for the winners. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) answered with 17 points for Mavort. Richard Jeter (198-G/F-82, college: Atlanta Metro JC) chipped in 13 points for the losing side.

Sao Jose: Alvaro Calvo 22, Murilo Becker 22, Andre Laws 16
Mavort: Raul Cardenas 17, Richard Jeter 13



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 17-0 
 2. Tarvas 17-6 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 13-5 
 4. TTU 12-9 
 5. Rapla 10-11 
 6. Valga 10-13 
 7. Parnu 8-12 
 8. Tln Kalev 5-19 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-20 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 22: Tln Kalev - Rapla 70-75
Feb. 19: Valga - Tarvas 66-59
Feb. 23: Valga - Parnu 62-72
Feb. 23: Hito/Johvi - TTU 59-77
Feb. 22: Hito/Johvi - TU/Rock 51-90

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 26: TU/Rock - Parnu
Feb. 27: Kalev/Cramo - TTU
Mar. 1: Tln Kalev - Parnu
Mar. 1: Tarvas - Hito/Johvi
Mar. 2: TTU - Tarvas
Mar. 2: Rapla - Valga
Mar. 3: Hito/Johvi - Parnu


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Laksa, Tarvas16.4 
 2. Akenparg, TTU16.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas15.6 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.5 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.3 
 6. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.9 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.4 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Pilk, Rapla14.1 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.1 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.1 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas8.8 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi7.6 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.1 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla7.0 
 7. Grafs, Valga7.0 
 8. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.1 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.6 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.7 
 4. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 5. Cunda, Valga3.6 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.5 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.5 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.3 
 9. Rannula, Valga2.7 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Laane, Rapla2.7 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU2.0 
 4. Akenparg, TTU1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.7 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 7. Saage, TU/Rock1.6 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas1.5 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Cunda, Valga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Arnold, TTU1.1 
 2. Saarmets, TTU0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Grim, Valga0.6 
 5. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 
 6. Saks, Tarvas0.6 
 7. Raadik, Parnu0.5 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas0.5 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock0.4 
 10. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.4 


KML Round 20: Valga rally past Rakvere - by Eurobasket News

KML round 20 caused change at the leadership position. Sixth defeat of league's leader BC Rakvere (17-6) against sixth ranked Valga (10-13) 66-59 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 39-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Valga had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Serbian guard Sasa Djordjevic (190-85) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) replied with 21 points for BC Rakvere. Valga maintains sixth position with 10-13 record. BC Rakvere at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by TU/Rock. BC Rakvere will play next round against strong TTU trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valga will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Rapla on the road.
The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Rapla (10-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (5-19). Rapla managed to secure a 5-point victory 75-70. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and Raido Ringmets who added 10 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Forward Janis Vahter (193-86) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rapla have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Rapla will play against Valga (#6) at home in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 9th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-20) and top-ranked TU/Rock (17-0) in Johvi on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tartu outscored Hito/Johvi 90-51. The winners were led by Kristo Saage who scored that evening 22 points. Even 10 points and 6 rebounds by Edvard Trumm did not help to save the game for Hito/Johvi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated TU/Rock have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Hito/Johvi lost twentiethth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. TU/Rock will meet at home KK Parnu (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Hito/Johvi will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 20 TTU beat Hito/Johvi on the road 77-59. Valga lost to Parnu on its own court 62-72.
The most impressive performance of 20th round was 18 points and 12 rebounds by Rain Raadik of Parnu.


Hito/Johvi - TTU 59-77

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked TTU (12-9) beat on the road bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi (1-20) 77-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Hito/Johvi managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by the former international power forward Kristjan Makke (205-81, college: W.Illinois) who scored that evening 19 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) supported him with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four TTU players scored in double figures. Even 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Siim Laur (189-87) did not help to save the game for Hito/Johvi. Georg Tambre (194-94) added 8 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. TTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-9 record. Hito/Johvi lost twentiethth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. TTU will meet at home league's second-placed BC Rakvere in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hito/Johvi will play against KK Parnu (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: M.Laanemets 10+3reb+2ast, S.Laur 10+7reb+5ast, G.Tambre 8+5reb+3ast, J.Kool 8+3reb+3ast, E.Trumm 5+3reb, A.Anijarv 5+3reb+2ast
TTU: K.Makke 19+5reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 14+3reb, M.Saarmets 12+7reb, J.Puidet 11+5reb+2ast, S.Raudla 8+5reb+2ast, E.Keedus 8+7reb+5ast
gschID: 231170


Valga - Parnu 62-72

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Valga (10-13) lost at home to seventh ranked KK Parnu (8-12) 72-62 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-62. KK Parnu outrebounded Valga 37-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by international center Rain Raadik (208-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) supported him with 17 points. Even 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists by Serbian guard Sasa Djordjevic (190-85) did not help to save the game for Valga. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. KK Parnu maintains seventh position with 8-12 record. Loser Valga keeps the sixth place with 13 games lost. KK Parnu will meet bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi (#9) on the road in the next round. Valga will play against Rapla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga: S.Djordjevic 18+8reb+4ast, R.Grafs 11+5reb, H.Rannula 10+3ast, E.Cunda 7+5reb+2ast, R.Petersonig 7+2reb+1ast, J.Jarvelainen 6+2reb
Parnu: R.Raadik 18+12reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 17+3reb+3ast, O.Matulionis 15+4reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 8+9reb, R.Raap 6+3reb+2ast, K.Evart 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 233788


Hito/Johvi - TU/Rock 51-90

The game between 9th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-20) and top-ranked TU/Rock (17-0) in Johvi on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tartu outscored Hito/Johvi 90-51. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Hito/Johvi to just 7 points in third quarter. TU/Rock dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Hito/Johvi's 28. They outrebounded Hito/Johvi 53-30 including a 35-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by international point guard Kristo Saage (185-85) who scored that evening 22 points and Russian center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88) supported him with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. Even 10 points and 6 rebounds by power forward Edvard Trumm (192-83) did not help to save the game for Hito/Johvi. Guard Jarko Kool (189-92) added 11 points for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TU/Rock have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Hito/Johvi lost twentiethth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. TU/Rock will meet at home KK Parnu (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Hito/Johvi will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: J.Kool 11+3reb+2ast, S.Laur 10+3reb+3ast, E.Trumm 10+6reb+1ast, M.Laanemets 5+3reb, J.Saar 4+1reb+1ast, R.Unt 4+1reb+1ast
TU/Rock: K.Saage 22+1reb+2ast, I.Nelyubov 13+10reb, J.Toome 10+7reb+1ast, E.Dimsa 10+8reb+1ast, J.Ingram 9+7reb+3ast, T.Kurbas 8+3reb
gschID: 231169


Tln Kalev - Rapla 70-75

The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Rapla (10-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (5-19). Rapla managed to secure a 5-point victory 75-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tln Kalev won fourth quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tln Kalev 45-32 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) who added 10 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Forward Janis Vahter (193-86) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St.) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Four Tln Kalev players scored in double figures. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rapla have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Rapla will play against Valga (#6) at home in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: J.Vahter 16+7reb, M.Kurg 13+4reb, I.Okoye 12+8reb, R.Roos 11+4reb+3ast, M.Paiste 8+3reb+2ast, R.Prii 3+1reb
Rapla: R.Laane 18+4reb+2ast, A.Parn 10+10reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 10+12reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 9+7reb+2ast, I.Pilk 9+7reb+2ast, M.Paasoja 8+2ast
gschID: 231168


Valga - Tarvas 66-59

KML round 20 caused change at the leadership position. Sixth defeat of league's leader BC Rakvere (17-6) against sixth ranked Valga (10-13) 66-59 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 39-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Valga had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Serbian guard Sasa Djordjevic (190-85) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) replied with 21 points and naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for BC Rakvere. Valga maintains sixth position with 10-13 record. BC Rakvere at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by TU/Rock. BC Rakvere will play next round against strong TTU trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valga will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Rapla on the road.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Tamm 21+2reb+2ast, R.Lindmets 14+9reb, M.Laksa 8+5reb, J.Umbrasko 7+1reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 5+6reb+2ast, A.Stewart 4+9reb
Valga: R.Grafs 20+13reb+1ast, S.Djordjevic 17+6reb+2ast, E.Cunda 13+4reb+2ast, H.Rannula 7+2reb+1ast, T.Leok 3, J.Jarvelainen 3+10reb+1ast
gschID: 231167



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  FINLAND   


New year..is it already late February? - by Pekka Salminen

Start of the new year has been OK for us, have had some major setbacks, but over all we are doing OK, our record in 2013 is 5-2. At the moment we are in the 3rd position in our league (four team into play-offs) we do understand that there are 5 teams still in the play offs race. Just beat two of our main contenders Oulu and Nokia, so we are still in control of our destiny, not needing anybodys help.

We have four games remaining, first two tough long away games and then we will finish the regular season against the top two teams ToPo (also away, but that is only 10 minutes trip) and Porvoo.

Kind of a tough schedule for us, but we do like challenges, besides, finally (&hopefully) we have all the guys playing.

Won the Finnish Cup also.

There was one goal for us in the beginning of the season: win the division one and get this great organization back to the league.

That is still the main thing, yes, but the other competition we played at, the Finnish cup was also important for us, played some tough games in the competition, got in to the final and took the cup home.

Have been also working on collecting info about possible candidates for U20 national team and have to say the situationlooks good. For the first time ever (OK, have only had three U20 nation teams before, so cannot say ever..) we have this many good players to choose from. This will be a tough call for me and my fellow coaches: Greg Gibson and Petri Virtanen

And about that U20 assistant coach of mine: Kataja still making noise in Eurochallenge and that tiny scoring machine/U20 national team coach Virtanen is one of the main guys .

What a huge comeback, again for them, beating Gaz Metan 30-13 (?) in the last Q and winning the game by four points. They will play at home, again, this Tuesday and I am (almost) thinking about canceling our team practise just to travel to Joensuu to see their decisive game.

Now gotta go, scouting report waiting,

Moikka

P

PS respect the game



KORISLIIGA: Charles Burgess scored 29 points - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 33: Well, finally the fourth quarter (the last 11 rounds) will start out of the regular season. Tonight three contests and two of them real thrillers. Vilpas (Salo) was leading 24-13 vs FoKoPo (Forssa) after the first quarter, but FoKoPo won the next three quarters and the game 76-81 (35-32). FoKoPo's Markus Molenius (203-F-92) made a 3-pointer at 39:16 and FoKoPo was leading 74-77. Shawn Atupem (200-F-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) dunked two points (76-77) for Vilpas at 39:38, but after that it was only visitor's Sami Ikavalko and Andrais Thornton (203-F-85, college: NW Missouri St.) who made their 2/2 FTs and FoKoPo (8-25) had won by five. Charles Burgess (186-PG-84, agency: Two Points, college: Texas Tech) (2009-10 on Vilpas roster, now FoKoPo's PG) scored game high 29 points. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, college: Houston) added 20 pts. Marcus Relphorde (198-F-88, college: Colorado) led again Vilpas (9-24) with 19 pts.
At Kouvola local Kouvot defeated Korikobrat (Lapua) 85-83 (40-49). Gilberto Clavell (201-F-89, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Sam Houston St.) gave Kouvot a 5-point-lead (85-80) with two FTs made at 39:11. Samuel Haanpaa (203-SG-86) made then his fifth (5/8) 3-pointer in the game (85-83) at 39:18, after that Lapua had two important rebounds plus two missed shots and Kouvot (16-17) had won by two. Clavell had this time 26 pts and Haanpaa again a double-double 28pts/12rbs. Lapua (9-24) won the rebounds 25-44, but had then too many (21) turnovers.
At Loimaa Bisons had certain kind of difficulties vs UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki), but finally Bisons (25-7) won by 10 pts 89-79 (39-42). Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87, college: NC-Greensboro) led the Bisons with 20 pts. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) had a double-double 18pts/10rbs. Mikko Jalonen (186-PG-82) was back on his own level and scored 17 points for Korihait (11-22).

Vilpas - FoKoPo 76-81 (35-32). (Marcus Relphorde 19; Shawn Atupem 17; Troy Barnies 13 - Charles Burgess 29, Jahmar Thorpe 20, Sami Ikavalko 12. A: 1050).
Kouvot - Lapua 85-83 (40-49). (Gilberto Clavell 26/7, Antto Nikkarinen 13, Chris Hester 12 - Samuel Haanpaa 28/12, Dwight Tolbert 16, Jeff Bonds 14. A: 879).
Bisons - UU-Korihait 89-79 (39-42). (Mikko Koivisto 20, Martin Zeno 18/10, Jeb Ivey 17 - Mikko Jalonen 17, Villematti Kopio 16, T.J.Robinson 13/9. A: 671).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 23: Nanterre - Orleans 93-78
Feb. 23: Le Havre - Nancy 85-78
Feb. 23: ASVEL - Poitiers 78-86
Feb. 23: Limoges - Roanne 77-90
Feb. 23: Boulazac - Cholet 75-86
Feb. 23: Gravelines - Le Mans 71-68
Feb. 23: Paris-Levallois - Dijon 70-78
Feb. 25: Strasbourg - Chalon


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.7 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.4 
 3. Williams, Paris-.16.8 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.2 
 5. Fitch, Strasbourg16.2 
 6. Nivins, Poitiers16.0 
 7. King, Le Havre15.9 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.8 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy15.5 
 10. Green, Orleans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.3 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.6 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg7.6 
 4. May, Paris-Levallo.7.6 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 6. Sommerville, Nancy7.3 
 7. Collins, Roanne7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers7.1 
 9. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.6.8 
 10. Marquis, Nancy6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. King, Le Havre6.8 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.6 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.7 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.1 
 6. Schilb, Chalon4.9 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg4.8 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines4.8 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.4 
 10. Sangare, Roanne4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 2. Leloup, Dijon2.0 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.9 
 4. Williams, Paris-.1.8 
 5. Campbell, Stras.1.7 
 6. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 7. Eldridge, Boulazac1.6 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 10. Greene, Orleans1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 2. Akpomedah, Grave.1.5 
 3. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.3 
 4. Sy, AS.1.3 
 5. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.2 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.0 
 8. Vaty, Gravelines0.9 
 9. Goree, Cholet0.9 
 10. Fofana, Le Havre0.9 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 19-5 
 2. Evreux 17-7 
 3. Chalons-Reims 16-8 
 4. Le Portel 16-8 
 5. Antibes 15-9 
 6. Fos Ouest 15-9 
 7. Boulogne 14-10 
 8. Bourg 13-11 
 9. Rouen 13-11 
 10. Maurienne 12-12 
 11. Lille 12-12 
 12. St Quentin 11-13 
 13. Nantes 9-15 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 9-15 
 15. St Vallier 8-16 
 16. Denain 7-17 
 17. Bordeaux 5-19 
 18. Charleville 5-19 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 22: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Bourg 96-85
Feb. 23: Boulogne - Chalons-Reims 88-96
Feb. 22: St Quentin - Antibes 88-83
Feb. 22: Denain - Bordeaux 81-85
Feb. 22: Le Portel - Charleville 76-64
Feb. 22: Evreux - Fos Ouest 75-77
Feb. 22: Nantes - Rouen 74-79
Feb. 22: Lille - Maurienne 72-63
Feb. 23: St Vallier - Hyeres-Toulon 51-72


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Brown, Maurienne23.1 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.3 
 3. Blue, Antibes20.1 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Siggers, Lille18.6 
 6. Wood, Evreux18.6 
 7. Hannah, Evreux17.5 
 8. Hilliard, Antibes17.3 
 9. Sanders, Charlevil.17.2 
 10. McKines, Rouen17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Wood, Evreux10.2 
 2. Bing, Maurienne9.6 
 3. Kitts, Denain9.5 
 4. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.2 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin9.2 
 6. McKines, Rouen8.8 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.8.4 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.1 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.7 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.8 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.7 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.0 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.5 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Hannah, Evreux5.2 
 8. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.2 
 9. Da Silva, Rouen5.0 
 10. Calvez, Charlevil.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 2. Craven, St Vallier2.4 
 3. Mullins, Chalons-.2.1 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 5. Flowers, Denain2.0 
 6. Sonko, Bourg1.9 
 7. Hannah, Evreux1.8 
 8. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.1.8 
 9. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.1 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.8 
 3. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 5. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 6. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 7. Blue, Antibes0.9 
 8. Ho You Fat, Evreux0.8 
 9. Jackson, Pau-La.0.8 
 10. Wesley, Rouen0.8 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Vichy 16-5 
 2. Orchy 15-4 
 3. Souffel 14-6 
 4. Cognac 14-6 
 5. Quimper 14-6 
 6. La Rochelle 13-8 
 7. Monaco 11-8 
 8. Blois 11-9 
 9. Rueil 11-10 
 10. Sorgues 10-10 
 11. Chartres 9-12 
 12. Angers BC 49 7-13 
 13. St Chamond 7-13 
 14. Challans 6-14 
 15. Rennes 4-17 
 16. CFBB 0-21 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: Rueil - St Chamond 90-79
Feb. 23: La Rochelle - Quimper 73-60
Feb. 23: Cognac - Challans 69-66
Feb. 23: Chartres - Angers BC 49 69-58
Feb. 23: CFBB - Orchy 61-101
Feb. 23: Vichy - Souffel 60-51
Feb. 23: Rennes - Blois 51-65

Round 20

Feb. 21: Monaco - Sorgues 82-68


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.7 
 2. Raji, Quimper18.3 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.7 
 4. Petrovic, Orchy17.0 
 5. Herard, Challans16.9 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4916.8 
 7. Inglis, CFBB16.5 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle15.9 
 9. Pene, Rennes15.8 
 10. Thinon, Sorgues15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.9 
 3. Calasan, Monaco7.8 
 4. Sall, Rennes7.6 
 5. Inglis, CFBB7.4 
 6. Cole, La Rochelle7.3 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond7.2 
 8. Diame, Rueil7.1 
 9. N''Diaye, Souffel7.1 
 10. Tornato, Blois7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.6 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.0 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.5.6 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.4.8 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.5 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.2 
 8. Mouillard, Cognac4.1 
 9. Inglis, CFBB4.0 
 10. Saounera, Rueil3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.7 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.1 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.1.9 
 4. Lessort, Vichy1.8 
 5. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.7 
 6. Herard, Challans1.7 
 7. Saounera, Rueil1.7 
 8. Thibedore, Quimper1.7 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.7 
 10. Sall, Rennes1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Davis, Blois1.6 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.5 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.5 
 4. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 6. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 7. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 8. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 
 10. Smock, CFBB0.8 


NM1 Round 23: Quimper UJAP is defeated by La Rochelle - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked Quimper UJAP (14-6) and sixth ranked La Rochelle (13-8) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Quimper UJAP was defeated by La Rochelle in La Rochelle 73-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. The game without a history. La Rochelle led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. La Rochelle forced 20 Quimper UJAP turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) helped adding 24 points. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Newly promoted La Rochelle maintains sixth place with 13-8 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cognac and Souffel. La Rochelle are looking forward to face league's second-placed Orchesien BC in Orchies in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimper UJAP will play at home against the league's leader JA Vichy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Vichy. First ranked host JA Vichy (16-5) defeated 4th placed Souffelweyersheim (14-6) 60-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. It was an exceptional evening for Belgian forward Douglas Tshomba (201-83, college: Tusculum) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Octavio Da Silveira accounted for 13 points. Guard Frederic Broliron (193-79) came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Souffelweyersheim in the defeat. JA Vichy maintains first place with 16-5 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cognac and Quimper. JA Vichy will play against Quimper UJAP (#5) on the road in the next round. Souffelweyersheim will play against Rueil and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 21th consecutive match to second ranked Orchesien BC (15-4) 101-61 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Renaud Brocheray who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Damien Inglis produced 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-4 record behind leader Vichy. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Orchesien BC will meet at home La Rochelle (#6) in the next round. CFBB will play against Monaco (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Fourteenth-ranked Vendee Challans (6-14) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Cognac (14-6). Cognac managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected much easier game. Dejan Sencanski orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds. Cognac moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. Cognac's next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Vendee Challans will play against Sorgues.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: St Chamond lost to Rueil on the opponent's court 79-90. Chartres managed to outperform Angers BC 49 in a home game 69-58. Blois managed to beat Rennes on the road 65-51. Monaco defeated Sorgues on its own court 82-68.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks by Daviin Davis of Blois.


CFBB - Orchy 61-101

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 21th consecutive match to second ranked Orchesien BC (15-4) 101-61 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Orchesien BC. CFBB managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Orchesien BC forced 20 CFBB turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Orchesien BC especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Renaud Brocheray (202-80) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Damien Inglis (203-95) produced 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (198-96) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-4 record behind leader Vichy. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Orchesien BC will meet at home La Rochelle (#6) in the next round. CFBB will play against Monaco (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Orchy: R.Brocheray 16+7reb+2ast, T.Stanley 15+3reb+2ast, R.Carter 15+6reb, D.Petrovic 13+4reb, A.Belkessa 12+1reb+3ast, E.Barbry 10+8reb+6ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 17+7reb+4ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 15+4reb+2ast, Y.Smock 10+3reb, C.Pontens 7+3reb+1ast, L.Laporal 4+3reb, S.Gombauld 3
gschID: 186262


Vichy - Souffel 60-51

The game between Top Four teams took place in Vichy. First ranked host JA Vichy (16-5) defeated 4th placed Souffelweyersheim (14-6) 60-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-13. But Souffelweyersheim won third quarter 13-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Belgian forward Douglas Tshomba (201-83, college: Tusculum) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Octavio Da Silveira (204-89) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Guard Frederic Broliron (193-79) came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Souffelweyersheim in the defeat. JA Vichy maintains first place with 16-5 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cognac and Quimper. JA Vichy will play against Quimper UJAP (#5) on the road in the next round. Souffelweyersheim will play against Rueil and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Vichy: D.Tshomba 13+8reb+4ast, O.Da Silveira 13+4reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 10+5reb+1ast, G.Pons 10+4reb, G.Lessort 8+4reb+4ast, B.Thomas 6+2reb+1ast
Souffel: J.Tschamber 11+2reb, M.M'Bodji 9+1reb, J.Alingue 9+9reb, F.Broliron 9+6reb+4ast, A.N'Diaye 8+4reb, F.Minet 4+3ast
gschID: 186264


Rueil - St Chamond 90-79

Very expected game when 13th ranked Saint Chamond (7-13) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Rueil (11-10) 90-79. Saint Chamond was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 50-38 second half run of Rueil. They made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Rueil outrebounded Saint Chamond 49-30 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Saint Chamond helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Dominique Gentil (195-88) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Latvian swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Players Group) answered with 30 points and forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) added 7 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Saint Chamond. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rueil maintains ninth place with 11-10 record. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be higher ranked Souffelweyersheim (#3) in Souffel. and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint Chamond will play at home against Cognac (#4).
Top scorers:
Rueil: A.Desespringalle 17+7reb+1ast, D.Gentil 15+6reb+1ast, I.Saounera 13+1reb, S.Ocokoljic 11+3reb+1ast, K.Gourari 11+1reb+4ast, G.Mdivani 7+14reb+1ast
St Chamond: I.Bankevics 30+3reb+3ast, R.Tillon 11+3reb+1ast, E.Sadiku 9+1reb+5ast, J.Rinna 7+11reb+1ast, J.Landu-Bongo 7+1reb+4ast, R.Jacon 5+2reb
gschID: 186263


La Rochelle - Quimper 73-60

The game between third ranked Quimper UJAP (14-6) and sixth ranked La Rochelle (13-8) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Quimper UJAP was defeated by La Rochelle in La Rochelle 73-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. The game without a history. La Rochelle led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. La Rochelle forced 20 Quimper UJAP turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) helped adding 24 points. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) scored 16 points. Newly promoted La Rochelle maintains sixth place with 13-8 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cognac and Souffel. La Rochelle are looking forward to face league's second-placed Orchesien BC in Orchies in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimper UJAP will play at home against the league's leader JA Vichy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: A.M'Boma 24+2reb+2ast, J.Cole 17+14reb, A.Thomson 8+5reb, J.Dalmat 7+2reb+3ast, F.Sahraoui 7+2reb+2ast, S.Soliman 5+1reb+1ast
Quimper: C.Raji 21+7reb, F.Thibedore 16+2reb, C.Cherry 8+1reb, O.Kolb 6+2reb, R.Gregoire 3+1reb, A.Thimon 2+1reb
gschID: 186261


Cognac - Challans 69-66

Fourteenth-ranked Vendee Challans (6-14) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Cognac (14-6). Cognac managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vendee Challans won fourth quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cognac dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Vendee Challans' 28. Cognac forced 20 Vendee Challans turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) contributed with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. point guard Samir Mekdad (188-86) answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Lithuanian power forward Petras Balocka (205-86, college: Hawaii) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Vendee Challans. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cognac moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. Cognac's next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Vendee Challans will play against Sorgues.
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 18+5reb+3ast, S.Doucoure 11+5reb+2ast, J.Ludon 10+2reb+1ast, M.Buval 10+7reb+1ast, C.Bertorelle 9+8reb+6ast, V.Mouillard 4+2reb+4ast
Challans: S.Mekdad 14+7reb+5ast, P.Balocka 12+8reb, S.Cherasse 12+3reb+3ast, J.Rathieuville 10+2reb+3ast, M.Diakite 7+7reb+1ast, J.Geay 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 186259


Chartres - Angers BC 49 69-58

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eleventh ranked Chartres' (9-12) home victory over 12th ranked Angers BC 49 (7-13) 69-58. Angers BC 49 was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 38-26 second half run of Chartres. They made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (199-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Guard Abgue Barakaou (185-81) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) added 9 points in the effort for Angers BC 49. Chartres maintains eleventh place with 9-12 record. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Chartres will have a break next round. Angers BC 49 will play at home against Union Rennes (#15).
Top scorers:
Chartres: A.Barakaou 18+3reb+1ast, M.Ipouck 15+8reb+5ast, A.Hergott 9+2reb+1ast, G.Merie 8+6reb+6ast, G.Lemon 8+6reb+2ast, V.Mendy 7+3reb
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 16+9reb, P.Drouault 10+1reb, L.Gunnarsson 10+2reb+1ast, T.Lonzieme 9+3reb+2ast, M.Chupin 6+5reb, T.Trauttmann 3+2reb
gschID: 186257


Rennes - Blois 51-65

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Union Rennes (4-17) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Blois (11-9) 65-51. The game was mostly controlled by Blois. Union Rennes was better in third quarter 15-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Alex Okafor (202-87, college: Princeton) answered with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and center Said Ben Driss (206-85) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Union Rennes. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Blois maintains eighth place with 11-9 record. Union Rennes lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Blois will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Angers BC 49 (#12).
Top scorers:
Blois: D.Davis 22+7reb+3ast, J.Tornato 13+8reb, M.Sy 9+4reb, P.Brochard 9+3reb+2ast, G.Staelens 8+5reb+4ast, K.Morlende 2+2reb+2ast
Rennes: B.M'Poy 14+2reb+3ast, S.Ben Driss 13+10reb, A.Okafor 12+8reb+5ast, O.Sall 6+4reb+1ast, G.Broudic 5+1ast, P.Gautier 1+1reb+1ast
gschID: 186256


Round 20
Monaco - Sorgues 82-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Monaco's (11-8) home victory over 8th ranked Sorgues (10-10) 82-68. It looked good early as Sorgues took an 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Monaco took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 14 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 24. Monaco players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) added 14 points in the effort for Sorgues. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Monaco maintains seventh place with 11-8 record. Sorgues at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Monaco's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked CFBB (#16) in Paris and are hoping to win another game. Sorgues will play on the road against Vendee Challans (#14).
Top scorers:
Monaco: M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 18+6reb+5ast, N.Calasan 16+10reb, O.Bardet 10+4reb+4ast, M.Diallo 9+1reb+1ast, D.Karaibrahimovic 8+5ast, A.Christophe 6+11reb+8ast
Sorgues: A.Thinon 14+2reb+2ast, C.Mansare 12+13reb+1ast, R.Zamroz 9+1reb+6ast, T.Albenque 8+3reb, X.Pasut 6+7reb+4ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 233150



ProB Round 24: Fos Ouest edges ALM Evreux by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 24 in the ProB took place in Evreux. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-best ALM Evreux (17-7) to seventh ranked Fos Ouest (15-9) 77-75 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ALM Evreux won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Fos Ouest won last quarter 23-23. The best player for the winners was Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) who scored 17 points and 7 assists. The former international power forward Sacha Giffa (202-77) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Fos Ouest have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Antibes. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Fos Ouest is looking forward to face SO Maritime Boulogne (#7) at home in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#18) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Olympique Antibes (15-9) against twelfth ranked Saint-Quentin (11-13) on Friday night. Visiting Olympique Antibes was defeated by Saint-Quentin in a tough game in Saint-Quentin 83-88. It was a good game for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Amu Saaka contributed with 22 points for the winners. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Olympique Antibes. Olympique Antibes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin maintains twelfth position with 11-13 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest. Saint-Quentin will play against Bordeaux (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Olympique Antibes will play against SPO Rouen (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Bordeaux managed to get a fifth victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire 85-81. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigel Wyatte who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Chrislain Cairo with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Denain Voltaire's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bordeaux (5-19) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Charleville. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. Bordeaux will meet at home higher ranked Saint-Quentin (#12) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Denain Voltaire will play against JL Bourg (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked JL Bourg (13-11) 96-85. The winners were led by Brian Boddicker who scored that evening 15 points and 5 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first position with 19-5 record. JL Bourg at the other side keeps the eighth place with 11 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Denain Voltaire (#16).
The game in Boulogne was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (16-8) played at the court of 7th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (14-10). Chalons-Reims managed to secure a 8-point victory 96-88 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Tyren Johnson who scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chalons-Reims moved-up to third place, which they share with Le Portel. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Hyeres-Toulon (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Fos Ouest (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 24 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hyeres-Toulon crushed St Vallier in a road game 72-51. Le Portel beat Charleville at home 76-64. Rouen won against Nantes on the opponent's court 79-74. Lille managed to outperform Maurienne in a home game 72-63.


St Vallier - Hyeres-Toulon 51-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon and 14th ranked Saint Vallier had identical 8-15 record. But Saint Vallier was not able to use a home court advantage and was crushed by the opponent from Toulon 72-51 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Hyeres-Toulon. Saint Vallier was better in third quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Saint Vallier to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Hyeres-Toulon forced 20 Saint Vallier turnovers. The best player for the winners was power forward Landing Sane (207-90) who scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) who recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Saint Vallier's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Hyeres-Toulon (9-15) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Nantes. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint Vallier will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: L.Sane 23+7reb+2ast, J.Newson 18+8reb+2ast, R.Wright 12+6reb+3ast, L.Chelle 11+3reb+3ast, G.Radonjic 3+4reb+1ast, A.Julien 3+9ast
St Vallier: C.Rouse 12+6reb+1ast, E.Craven 12+6reb+4ast, F.Tortosa 8+4reb+2ast, B.Tinsley 7+2reb, H.Disy 6+3reb+1ast, C.Melicie 3+6reb
gschID: 179446


Boulogne - Chalons-Reims 88-96

The game in Boulogne was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (16-8) played at the court of 7th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (14-10). Chalons-Reims managed to secure a 8-point victory 96-88 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 54-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Irish point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and power forward Mickael Var (205-90) added 17 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Chalons-Reims moved-up to third place, which they share with Le Portel. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Hyeres-Toulon (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Fos Ouest (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: T.Johnson 26+5reb+5ast, R.Mels 15+2reb, B.Mullins 13+3reb+4ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+1reb+1ast, P.Poupet 12+2reb+4ast, J.Burrell 7+6reb
Boulogne: M.Var 17+4reb, M.Jaiteh 15+3reb, K.Cunningham 13+5reb+1ast, A.Rowland 10+5reb+10ast, V.Bigote 10+4reb+2ast, J.Rousselle 10+3reb+3ast
gschID: 179439


Le Portel - Charleville 76-64

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Le Portel (16-8) defeated at home bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-19) 76-64 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-64. Le Portel outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 44-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Guard Benoit Mangin (198-88) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) who recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds and guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Five Le Portel and four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Charleville-Mezieres lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 19 games lost. Le Portel will face Lille Metropole (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2).
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 16+13reb, B.Mangin 14+5reb+5ast, M.Bigote 13+3reb+1ast, D.Wilson 11+6reb+1ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 10+4reb, R.Taylor 4+4reb+4ast
Charleville: F.Calvez 15+5reb+1ast, V.Pridotkas 13+8reb+2ast, T.Toney 12+4reb, D.Pistre 10+4reb+4ast, F.Bourdillon 5+1ast, N.Racon 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 179447


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Bourg 96-85

Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked JL Bourg (13-11) 96-85. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. JL Bourg was better in third quarter 34-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by JL Bourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who scored that evening 15 points and 5 rebounds and Spanish point guard Ignacio Ordin (183-78) supported him with 17 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 23 points and 8 rebounds by American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) did not help to save the game for JL Bourg. Antoine Gomis (205-89) added 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez and four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first position with 19-5 record. JL Bourg at the other side keeps the eighth place with 11 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Denain Voltaire (#16).
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: I.Ordin 17+2reb+3ast, B.Boddicker 15+5reb+3ast, C.Jackson 13+3reb+1ast, D.Denave 12+4reb+3ast, M.Correa 10+4reb, J.Morency 9+4reb+1ast
Bourg: J.Forte 23+8reb+2ast, M.Sonko 18+3reb+2ast, P.Braud 16+2reb, A.Gomis 13+7reb+3ast, A.Tanghe 6+3reb, D.Monds 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179445


Nantes - Rouen 74-79

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Nantes (9-15) was defeated at home by tenth ranked SPO Rouen (13-11) 79-74 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SPO Rouen made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Nantes was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) who scored 23 points and 6 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) who recorded 23 points and 8 rebounds and guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SPO Rouen moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bourg. Loser Nantes keeps the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked Olympique Antibes (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against Aix-Maurienne (#10) in Aix-les-Bains.
Top scorers:
Rouen: T.Wesley 23+4reb+6ast, W.McKines 18+11reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 16+2reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+4reb+3ast, P.Da Silva 4+4reb+4ast, F.Ateba 3
Nantes: J.Mathis 23+8reb+1ast, L.Corbett 15+1reb+5ast, N.Gayon 12+4reb, J.Douillet 9+5reb, C.Ferchaud 7+2reb, W.Soliman 4+4reb
gschID: 179444


Evreux - Fos Ouest 75-77

The most exciting game of round 24 in the ProB took place in Evreux. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-best ALM Evreux (17-7) to seventh ranked Fos Ouest (15-9) 77-75 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ALM Evreux won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Fos Ouest won last quarter 23-23. The best player for the winners was Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) who scored 17 points and 7 assists. The former international power forward Sacha Giffa (202-77) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Fos Ouest have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Antibes. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Fos Ouest is looking forward to face SO Maritime Boulogne (#7) at home in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#18) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: M.Hachad 17+3reb+7ast, C.Davis 14+3reb+1ast, S.Giffa 12+5reb+4ast, J.Williamson 9+3reb+2ast, K.Atamna 7+6reb+2ast, M.Dia 6+5reb+1ast
Evreux: J.Wood 17+11reb+3ast, D.Reed 16+2reb+2ast, C.Hannah 14+3reb+6ast, S.Ho You Fat 12+9reb+2ast, L.Konate 8+1reb, G.Costentin 4+5reb+10ast
gschID: 179443


St Quentin - Antibes 88-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Olympique Antibes (15-9) against twelfth ranked Saint-Quentin (11-13) on Friday night. Visiting Olympique Antibes was defeated by Saint-Quentin in a tough game in Saint-Quentin 83-88. Olympique Antibes was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 51-44 second half run of Saint-Quentin. They also forced 20 Olympique Antibes turnovers. It was a good game for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points for the winners. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) added 27 points (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Olympique Antibes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin maintains twelfth position with 11-13 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest. Saint-Quentin will play against Bordeaux (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Olympique Antibes will play against SPO Rouen (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: A.Saaka 22+4reb+2ast, J.Lesieu 20+12reb, D.Williams 16+3reb+1ast, A.Rambur 9+1reb+2ast, K.Bichard 9+1reb, J.Ball 8+1reb+6ast
Antibes: A.Hilliard 27+2reb+2ast, T.Blue 19+8reb+4ast, R.Desroses 16+1reb, J.Fontenet 8+1reb+3ast, S.Essart 5+4ast, G.Yango 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 179442


Denain - Bordeaux 81-85

Bottom-ranked Bordeaux managed to get a fifth victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire 85-81. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Chrislain Cairo (200-91) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and Spanish center Rafael Lopez (204-86) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bordeaux (5-19) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Charleville. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. Bordeaux will meet at home higher ranked Saint-Quentin (#12) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Denain Voltaire will play against JL Bourg (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: N.Wyatte 20+8reb+1ast, M.Humphrey 20+8reb+1ast, M.Guichard 18+3ast, K.Thalien 10+1reb+3ast, N.Carter 7+2reb+3ast, G.Darrigand 6+5ast
Denain: C.Cairo 27+10reb, R.Lopez 18+8reb+2ast, J.Flowers 15+7reb+4ast, A.Liorel 6+6ast, M.Kitts 5+6reb, X.Gaillou 5+3ast
gschID: 179441


Lille - Maurienne 72-63

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Lille Metropole (12-12) beat at home 9th ranked Aix-Maurienne (12-12) 72-63 on Friday. Aix-Maurienne trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 19-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 63-72 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who scored 17 points. The other American import power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N’Diaye used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Simon Darnauzan (178-80) who recorded 21 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Meredis Houmounou (188-88) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Lille Metropole have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Maurienne. Lille Metropole will face higher ranked Le Portel (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 17+4reb+2ast, S.Bradford 12+11reb, S.Smith 11+7reb+1ast, M.Camara 9+1reb, B.Gillet 5+2reb+1ast, N.Taccoen 5+8reb
Maurienne: S.Darnauzan 21+1reb+4ast, M.Houmounou 12+10reb+1ast, W.Brown 8+2reb+1ast, E.Bing 7+8reb+1ast, T.Yvrande 5+3reb, M.Traore 5+4reb
gschID: 179440



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Kozuv 10-2 
 2. Lirija 9-3 
 3. Feni Indistrija 9-3 
 4. Kumanovo 7-5 
 5. ABA Strumica 5-7 
 6. Rabotnicki 5-7 
 7. Vardar 2-10 
 8. Pelister Bitola 1-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 23: Kumanovo - Rabotnicki 83-70
Feb. 23: ABA Strumica - Feni Indistrija 76-77
Feb. 23: Vardar - Lirija 74-81
Feb. 23: Pelister Bitola - Kozuv 72-82

Regular Season: Round 13

Mar. 2: Kumanovo - Pelister Bitola
Mar. 2: Lirija - Kozuv
Mar. 2: Rabotnicki - ABA Strumica
Mar. 2: Feni Indistrija - Vardar


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo21.8 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.19.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.17.7 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija15.7 
 5. Dimcevski, Kuman.15.4 
 6. Sharper, Rabotnicki15.1 
 7. Trajkovski, Feni I.14.7 
 8. Gocevski, ABA S.14.5 
 9. Sokolov, Feni I.14.3 
 10. Kerkez, Vardar14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--89)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kerkez, Vardar10.6 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.5 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.8.3 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.9 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.7.3 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.6.8 
 7. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.1 
 8. Kostevski, Vardar6.1 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.5.9 
 10. Zaharievski, Peli.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.6.0 
 2. Mijajlovic, Kozuv4.7 
 3. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.4 
 4. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.3 
 5. Samardziev, Feni I.3.3 
 6. Morban, Lirija3.1 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.2.7 
 8. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.7 
 9. Petrovski, Vardar2.6 
 10. Radunovic, Lirija2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ivica DIMCEVSKI
  Kuman.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.9 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.1.8 
 3. Stajic, Lirija1.8 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.1.5 
 5. Balazs, ABA S.1.4 
 6. Ugrinovski, Lirija1.4 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija1.3 
 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
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo2.1 
 2. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.1 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.1 
 4. Radojevik, Lirija1.0 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.7 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar0.5 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.0.5 
 10. Talevski, Pelist.0.5 


Adriatic League: Igokea with narrow road win over MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Igokea 77:81

Igokea registered the 17th win in the Adriatic League season. The league leaders escaped with a tough road win over MZT Skopje. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) finished with 20 points to pace the visitors.
Igokea stormed into the game as they built a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. MZT Skopje stopped the rot in the second frame. The Macedonian side narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the interval 35:41. The hosts maintained the pressure on Igokea throughout the third term. MZT Skopje trimmed the deficit to a single point at the final intermission. Igokea however stayed in front in the fourth frame. Joksimovic gave the visitors an 8-point lead midway through the period. Otasevic pulled MZT Skopje within two inside the final minute. But Filip Adamovic (181-PG-88) and Jaksimovic came up with crucial points for Igokea as the Bosnian team escaped with the win at the end. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) netted 16 points, while Filip Adamovic had 13 points for the winning side. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) answered with 21 points for MZT Skopje. Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

MZT Skopje: Todor Gecevski 21, Boris Bakic 14
Igokea: Corsley Edwards 20, Branko Jorovic 16, Filip Adamovic 13



Prva Liga Round 12: Feni Indistrija defeats ABA Strumica in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Prva Liga.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Prva Liga took place in Strumica. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked ABA Strumica (5-7) to third ranked Feni Indistrija (9-3) 77-76 on Saturday evening. ABA Strumica was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-20 charge of Feni Indistrija, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists and the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who added 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international center Zlatko Gocevski (206-82, agency: Interperformances) with 23 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Feni Indistrija have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. ABA Strumica lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. Feni Indistrija is looking forward to face Vardar (#7) in Skopje in the next round where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play on the road against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Lirija (#2) and Vardar (#7). Vardar was defeated at home 74-81 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The winners were led by Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Jeremy Price supported him with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even 17 points and 6 rebounds by Darko Kostevski (-86) did not help to save the game for Vardar. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lirija (9-3) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Kozuv, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Vardar lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Lirija will play against league's leader Kozuv in Gevgelija in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vardar will play on the road against Feni Indistrija (#3) in Kavadarci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Prva Liga top team - Kozuv (10-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Pelister Bitola (1-11) 82-72. The best player for the winners was Igor Mijajlovic who scored 24 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Aleksandar Kalanj who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kozuv have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-2 record. Pelister Bitola at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Kozuv will meet league's second-placed Lirija in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pelister Bitola will play against Kumanovo 2009 (#4).
Fourth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (7-5) beat at home 6th ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (5-7) by 13 points 83-70, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Aleksandar Kostoski who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumanovo 2009 maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Kumanovo 2009's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (#8) at home. Fersped-Rabotnicki will play against ABA Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 12 rebounds by Nemanja Jelesijevic of Rabotnicki.


ABA Strumica - Feni Indistrija 76-77

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Prva Liga took place in Strumica. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked ABA Strumica (5-7) to third ranked Feni Indistrija (9-3) 77-76 on Saturday evening. ABA Strumica was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-20 charge of Feni Indistrija, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists and the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who added 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international center Zlatko Gocevski (206-82, agency: Interperformances) with 23 points and Serbian power forward Filip Pajevic (200-84) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Feni Indistrija have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. ABA Strumica lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. Feni Indistrija is looking forward to face Vardar (#7) in Skopje in the next round where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play on the road against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: C.McIntosh 21+3reb+5ast, B.Trajkovski 17+9reb, D.Sokolov 10+1reb+1ast, S.Bulatovic 10+1ast, M.Simonovski 8+3reb, V.Brckov 4+3reb
ABA Strumica: Z.Gocevski 23+3reb+1ast, F.Pajevic 14+8reb+1ast, A.Jevdic 10+2reb+1ast, N.Arsic 9+4reb, T.Grncarov 8+3reb+4ast, P.Cvetkov 6+3ast
gschID: 201886


Vardar - Lirija 74-81

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Lirija (#2) and Vardar (#7). Vardar was defeated at home 74-81 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-15 Vardar's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 81-74 at the end of the game. Lirija dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Vardar's 44. They outrebounded Vardar 44-28 including a 33-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American forward Jeremy Price (203-88, college: Georgia) supported him with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even 17 points and 6 rebounds by Darko Kostevski (-86) did not help to save the game for Vardar. Serbian forward Zarko Djuric (198-89) added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Five Vardar players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lirija (9-3) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Kozuv, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Vardar lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Lirija will play against league's leader Kozuv in Gevgelija in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vardar will play on the road against Feni Indistrija (#3) in Kavadarci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lirija: B.Radunovic 20+10reb+3ast, E.Hadzibulic 14+3reb+1ast, N.Karakolev 10+1ast, T.Simic 9+6reb+2ast, J.Price 8+10reb+1ast, B.Stajic 8+3reb+2ast
Vardar: D.Kostevski 17+6reb, V.Levkoski 15+5reb+1ast, D.Lazarevski 13+3reb+1ast, V.Gajovic 11+1reb+2ast, Z.Djuric 11+7reb+3ast, N.Stankov 5
gschID: 201885


Kumanovo - Rabotnicki 83-70

Fourth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (7-5) beat at home 6th ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (5-7) by 13 points 83-70, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Kumanovo 2009. Fersped-Rabotnicki was better in second period 23-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and American-Somalian forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) added 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Fersped-Rabotnicki. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumanovo 2009 maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Kumanovo 2009's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (#8) at home. Fersped-Rabotnicki will play against ABA Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 29+5reb+1ast, A.Lee-Ingram 17+10reb+1ast, M.Janevski 9+7reb, U.Lukovic 8+7reb, D.Mikic 7+3reb, M.Mladenovic 5+1reb+3ast
Rabotnicki: N.Jelesijevic 23+12reb+3ast, M.Abukar 22+10reb, J.Sharper 9+1reb+3ast, L.Goldwire 7+2reb+2ast, S.Krstevski 5+4reb+1ast, M.Gjurov 4+1reb
gschID: 201884


Pelister Bitola - Kozuv 72-82

Prva Liga top team - Kozuv (10-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Pelister Bitola (1-11) 82-72. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Pelister Bitola managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 24 points and 6 assists. The former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points. Four Kozuv players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Aleksandar Kalanj (208-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Zoran Petkovski (188-78) added 17 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kozuv have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-2 record. Pelister Bitola at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Kozuv will meet league's second-placed Lirija in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pelister Bitola will play against Kumanovo 2009 (#4).
Top scorers:
Kozuv: I.Mijajlovic 24+3reb+6ast, D.Karadzovski 11+2reb+2ast, S.Bozovic 10+1reb, V.Filipovic 10+1reb, I.Penov 8+6reb+1ast, G.Glavchev 7+2reb
Pelister Bitola: A.Kalanj 22+10reb+2ast, Z.Petkovski 17+3reb, N.Vukasovic 15+1reb+3ast, G.Anakievski 6+4reb+1ast, B.Sanjin 3+3reb+1ast, G.Atanasovski 3+2reb
gschID: 201883



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. MIA Academy 12-2 
 2. Armia 11-2 
 3. Olimpi 11-2 
 4. Rustavi 11-3 
 5. Dinamo Tbilisi 9-5 
 6. Kutaisi 8-6 
 7. TSU Tbilisi 5-9 
 8. Sokhumi 4-9 
 9. Batumi 3-11 
 10. Samedicino 1-12 
 11. STU Tbilisi 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 22: Rustavi - MIA Academy 92-96
Feb. 23: Dinamo Tbilisi - Kutaisi 87-85
Feb. 22: Batumi - Sokhumi 77-81
Feb. 23: STU Tbilisi - Armia 73-131
Feb. 23: TSU Tbilisi - Olimpi 72-91

Regular Season: Round 16

Mar. 1: Kutaisi - Batumi
Mar. 1: Rustavi - TSU Tbilisi
Mar. 2: Armia - Sokhumi
Mar. 2: MIA Academy - STU Tbilisi
Mar. 2: Olimpi - Samedicino


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi21.5 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.6 
 3. Bowie, Rustavi19.9 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.19.5 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.7 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi16.1 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.15.9 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi15.8 
 9. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.5 
 10. Clayman, Dinamo T.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  MIA A.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Archibeque, MIA A.13.2 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.2 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi11.9 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.7 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 6. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.9.4 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.9 
 8. Nelson, Rustavi8.4 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.7.9 
 10. Revazashvili, Sam.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.6.9 
 2. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.9 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.9 
 5. Bakradze, TSU T.5.6 
 6. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.0 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi4.9 
 9. Millage, Armia4.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.5 
 3. Millage, Armia2.3 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi2.1 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.8 
 7. Gabisonia, Samedic.1.7 
 8. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.7 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 10. Machaladze, STU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.4 
 2. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.5 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.5 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.2 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 7. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 8. Periashvili, Samed.0.9 
 9. Wilson, Armia0.9 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.9 


Superleague Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 15 in the Superleague was a home defeat of second-best Energy Invest (11-3) to first ranked MIA (12-2) 96-92. It ended the four-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league. They outrebounded Energy Invest 54-42 including 20 on the offensive glass. MIA looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MIA made 7 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by Energy Invest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 23 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 28 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) with 30 points and 4 assists. MIA have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-2 record. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.
Important game to mention about took place in Tbilisi. Sixth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (9-5) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kutaisi (8-6) 87-85 in the game for the fifth place. It was an exceptional evening for guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 assists. Lamar Karim accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds for Kutaisi in the defeat. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to fifth place. Kutaisi at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi .
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#4) and TSU (#7). TSU was crushed at home by 19 points 72-91 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The best player for the winners was Akaki Dvalishvili who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serzhi Aselaini who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 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 Olimpi. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. Loser TSU keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Samedicino-Academia.
Bottom-ranked STU (0-14) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Armia (11-2) 131-73. It was a good game for Besik Lezhava who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. STU lost their fourteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.

In the last game of round 15 Sokhumi won against Batumi on the opponent's court 81-77.


STU Tbilisi - Armia 73-131

Bottom-ranked STU (0-14) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Armia (11-2) 131-73. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Armia outrebounded STU 56-29 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 34 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by STU's players. It was a good game for international Besik Lezhava (192-86) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Beka Tsivtsivadze (190-89) contributed with 19 points and 9 assists for the winners. Five Armia players scored in double figures. Forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Giorgi Kuchava (193-86) added 12 points in the effort for STU. 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 sixth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. STU lost their fourteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
STU Tbilisi: T.Chachibaia 16+7reb+1ast, G.Kuchava 12+2reb+1ast, Z.Korkotadze 10+2reb, I.Dzidziguri 8+4reb+3ast, V.Janashia 7+4reb+1ast, L.Sulaberidze 6
Armia: B.Lezhava 22+8reb+2ast, B.Tsivtsivadze 19+3reb+9ast, A.Boisa 18+5reb+1ast, L.Parghalava 17+4reb+1ast, Z.Babiashvili 15+7reb+2ast, G.Gamqrelidze 11+5reb+12ast
gschID: 231581


TSU Tbilisi - Olimpi 72-91

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#4) and TSU (#7). TSU was crushed at home by 19 points 72-91 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 20 TSU turnovers. Olimpi looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was international Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Konstantine Tomaradze (197-90) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Serzhi Aselaini (198-91) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) added 13 points and 6 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Olimpi. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. Loser TSU keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: S.Aselaini 16+13reb+1ast, G.Khaniashvili 13+1reb+6ast, L.Nozadze 12+7reb+1ast, D.Khizanishvili 10+2reb, V.Chkareuli 7+1reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 6+3reb+2ast
Olimpi: M.Andriukaitis 19+3reb, A.Dvalishvili 18+8reb+3ast, K.Tomaradze 17+6reb+4ast, L.Fatsatsia 12+6reb+4ast, S.Sokk 8+3reb+6ast, M.Berishvili 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 231580


Batumi - Sokhumi 77-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Batumi's (3-11) home loss to eighth ranked Sokhumi (4-9) 77-81. Batumi was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Batumi 48-26 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Batumi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for center Sergo Atvashovili (223-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 21 rebounds. Serbian guard Bosko Stojakovic (196-84) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Nika Ramishvili (179-94) answered with 28 points and the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Batumi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sokhumi maintains eighth place with 4-9 record. Batumi lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Top scorers:
Batumi: N.Ramishvili 28+2reb+3ast, L.Keshelava 17+8reb+3ast, A.Eliashvili 15+5reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 13+2reb+7ast, G.Kvelashvili 4+4reb+1ast, N.Sigua 0+2reb+2ast
Sokhumi: S.Atvashovili 17+21reb, B.Stojakovic 16+5reb+5ast, I.Chlaidze 15+3reb+3ast, R.Baakashvili 12+5reb+1ast, G.Kopaliani 9+3reb, V.Kadaria 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 231577


Dinamo Tbilisi - Kutaisi 87-85

Important game to mention about took place in Tbilisi. Sixth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (9-5) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kutaisi (8-6) 87-85 in the game for the fifth place. Strangely Kutaisi outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 46-30 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 assists. American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds and forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Kutaisi in the defeat. Four Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to fifth place. Kutaisi at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi .
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 29+18reb+2ast, G.Barbakadze 15+7reb+3ast, Z.Pashayev 12+5reb+5ast, T.Babunashvili 10+5reb, D.Barbakadze 8+2reb, R.Didia 6+3reb+5ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 21+4reb+6ast, L.Karim 19+5reb+3ast, F.Clayman 16+4reb+2ast, I.Lezhava 9+5reb+2ast, M.Oluic 9+11reb+4ast, G.Ormotsadze 8
gschID: 231579


Rustavi - MIA Academy 92-96

The most interesting game of round 15 in the Superleague was a home defeat of second-best Energy Invest (11-3) to first ranked MIA (12-2) 96-92. It ended the four-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league. They outrebounded Energy Invest 54-42 including 20 on the offensive glass. MIA looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MIA made 7 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by Energy Invest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 23 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 28 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Four MIA players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) with 30 points and 4 assists and American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. MIA have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-2 record. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: L.Tsekvava 30+2reb+4ast, N.Bowie 16+8reb+7ast, K.Nelson 14+10reb+2ast, L.Khmelidze 9+5reb, T.Toudjani 8+6reb+2ast, R.Atanelishvili 7+6reb+1ast
MIA Academy: D.Vaughn 28+7reb+9ast, K.Archibeque 23+23reb+1ast, M.Bokolishvili 21+3reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 11+10reb+4ast, B.Raymond 9+6reb+1ast, R.Rogava 2+4reb+3ast
gschID: 231578



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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 20-2 
 2. B.Muenchen 16-8 
 3. Ratiopharm 15-8 
 4. EWE Baskets 14-7 
 5. ALBA 13-7 
 6. Art.Dragons 13-11 
 7. Telekom Baskets 12-10 
 8. Walter Tigers 12-12 
 9. Phoenix Hagen 11-12 
 10. TBB Trier 11-12 
 11. s.Oliver Baskets 11-12 
 12. Bremerhaven 10-13 
 13. NY Phantoms 10-14 
 14. Bayreuth 10-14 
 15. MBC 9-15 
 16. Neckar L'burg 8-15 
 17. Fraport SKY 8-16 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-19 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 23: Walter Tigers - MBC 93-80
Feb. 23: Ratiopharm - Bayreuth 88-72
Feb. 23: NY Phantoms - Art.Dragons 81-68
Feb. 23: Phoenix Hagen - Fraport SKY 78-81
Feb. 23: Bremerhaven - B.Muenchen 74-72
Feb. 23: LTi 46ers - TBB Trier 72-77
Feb. 24: Telekom Baskets - ALBA
Feb. 25: Brose Bask. - Neckar L'burg
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. White, Phoenix18.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.7 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.8 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.15.6 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.1 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.6 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.1 
 9. Redding, Walter T.13.9 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.3 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.4 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport6.9 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 7. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.5 
 9. Gordon, Phoenix6.3 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.2 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen5.0 
 3. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.2 
 4. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 5. White, Phoenix4.1 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.9 
 8. Timberlake, MBC3.7 
 9. Zazai, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Gibson, Fraport S.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 2. White, Phoenix1.9 
 3. Bernard, Neckar L.1.9 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.5 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 9. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 10. Gibson, Fraport S.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. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) Playoffs Are On Our Mind And We Need To Take It One Game At A Time - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Larry Gordon (196-F-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) is a 25 year old 196cm forward that is playing his first season in the German Beko BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005 to 2009 playing a total of 116 NcAA2 games. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 15.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 75.7%. He was a CCAA Player of the Year and NCAA D2 Finalist in 2009. In 2009-2010, he came to Europe as a rookie and played for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 75.8%. He played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 38 games: 14.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, FGP-3 (65.2%), 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 77.1%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Fraport Skyliners February 23rd.

Phoenix Hagen has been playing very good basketball at the moment. Was the Ulm win at home or the road win in Artland the teams biggest win this season?

I think this WIN at home was the biggest given that it bounced us up in the 8th position, in great playoff position exactly where we want to be. As the season goes on, there are going to be more Big Wins for us

Does John Bryant know who Dino Gregory is better now after that game? Gregory is the unsung hero of Phoenix Hagen this season.

I'm pretty sure he knows now, Dino played very good against him as well as the whole team. I think our aggressive defense all night threw them off of their offensive rhythm when trying to use Bryant.


Phoenix Hagen hasnt been so close to the playoffs ever so late in the season. Are the playoffs on your mind or is coach Ingo Freyer keeping you focused on one game at a time?

Playoffs are on our minds and we know as a team that is what we want and we know that we need to take it one game at a time. Every game from here on out is a big game for us, no matter who the opponents is or what place they are in. Every team is dangerous!

What do you remember most from the 107-102 shoot out win in Frankfurt?

All I remember is that we dug ourselves in a hole and let them gain a big lead and we had to fight our way back into the game the second half to Win. It was an very intense game.

Dion Dowell hurt Phoenix Hagen with 24 points, but he went back to Israel and Frankfurt picked up Ryan Brooks which wont make it any easier. What will be key to sweeping the season series?

I think at this point in the season we just need to focus on what we do as a team on both sides of the court. Stay aggressive on offense and defense which is our style of play and we will Win the game.

Would Phoenix Hagen be where they are now without Davin White? Is he the MVP of the league so far?

No I don't think we would, he has carried us and been our leader for most of the season. And being a point guard you need that type of leadership. He is definitely a top candidate for MVP this season.

Chris Paul was voted MVP of the 2013 NBA allstar game. How important was it having him as MVP and not a Lebron, Kobe or Durant?

I think it shows how not just scoring 40pts gets you MVP but a full stat line does, but also to keep other players motivated to compete in this type of event without thinking that the same people will get the MVP, which gives them a chance.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Avengers


Thanks Larry fort he chat.




John Bynum, BV Chemnitz 99 go seperate ways - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro A team BV Chemnitz 99 and John Bynum (191-G-78, college: Metro St.), who turns 35 years old today, have mutually agreed to part ways immediately. Details were not diclosed. As the Pro A transfer period has ended earlier this year the Niners can not sign a replacement. Coach Felix Schreier will look for Philipp Stachula (185-PG-87) and Takumi Ishizaki (188-PG-84) to step up and close the gap.
Bynum led the Chemnitz team in assists per contest (3.6apg) and was the team's second leading scorer, tallying 11.8 points a contest. He had a personal season high 22 points against Cuxhaven in January and scored in double digits on 14 occassions.



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 16-1 
 2. Panionios 15-3 
 3. Panathinaikos 14-3 
 4. PAOK 13-4 
 5. AGOR 11-6 
 6. Apollon Patras 9-9 
 7. Aris 8-10 
 8. Ikaros 6-11 
 9. Kolossos 6-12 
 10. Ilysiakos 5-12 
 11. Kavala 5-12 
 12. Peristeri GS 5-12 
 13. KAOD 5-12 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 23: Panionios - Aris 82-75
Feb. 23: Apollon Patras - Kolossos 78-66
Feb. 24: PAOK - Kavala
Feb. 24: Olympiacos - Peristeri GS
Feb. 25: Ikaros - KAOD
Feb. 24: Ilysiakos - Panathinaikos
Feb. 24: Panelefsiniakos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.3 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.9 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.15.6 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos14.9 
 6. Gibson, Ikaros14.5 
 7. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.14.3 
 9. Grant, Apollon13.7 
 10. Petrovic-S., Apol.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.9 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.4 
 3. Jankovic, Panionios7.4 
 4. Faye, Ikaros7.2 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.7 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.4 
 8. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 9. Haritopoulos, PAOK5.9 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.0 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.4.3 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.2 
 5. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 6. McGrath, PA.3.8 
 7. Papantoniou, Peris.3.7 
 8. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.5 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.4 
 10. Papadopoulos, PA.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.4 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.1 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 6. Petway, AGOR1.5 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.5 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos1.4 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Petway, AGOR2.8 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.5 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 5. Faye, Ikaros1.1 
 6. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 7. Powell, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios0.9 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 10. Wyatt, Ikaros0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 23: Pagrati - Agia Paraskevis 92-82
Feb. 23: Trikalla - OFI 83-68
Feb. 23: Koroivos - Doxa Lefkadas 80-64
Feb. 23: Nea Kifisia - Niki Volou 79-51
Feb. 23: Ikaroi Serron - Arkadikos 65-60
Feb. 23: Irakleio - Ermis Lagkada 63-69
Feb. 23: Lavrio - Filathlitikos 62-75


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.1 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.1 
 3. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.4 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.3 
 5. Vranjes, Pagrati17.4 
 6. Kitsoulis, OFI16.6 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.15.8 
 8. Simeonidis, Ikaroi15.3 
 9. Karydas, Koroivos14.9 
 10. Tsiotras, Arkadik.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.4 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.3 
 4. Manousos, Doxa L.7.7 
 5. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 6. Sklavos, Pagrati7.2 
 7. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.1 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.1 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 10. Charismidis, Trik.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Athanasios KARYDAS
  Koroivos
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Karydas, Koroivos5.6 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.4 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.0 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.9 
 7. Katsares, Trikalla3.8 
 8. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.6 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.3.6 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.4 
 2. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.2 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.9 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.9 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
 8. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.8 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.1.6 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.1 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 4. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 5. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.8 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Pelkic, Irakleio0.7 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.7 
 9. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.7 
 10. Antetokoubo, Fila.0.6 



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  HUNGARY   


Adriatic League: Szolnoki bag second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki - Cedevita 64:59

Szolnoki gained a fine form at the Adriatic League championship. The Hungarian team earned the second win in a row as they held off visiting Cedevita tonight. Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) stepped up with 15 points to lead well-balanced effort from Szolnoki.
Cedevita grabbed an early lead as they enjoyed a 17:13 advantage at the first break. Szolnoki trimmed the deficit in the second frame. The hosts got within a single point at halftime 29:30. Cedevita held their opponents at 7 points in the third term to build an 8-point cushion before the fourth frame. But it was not enough. Szolnoki sparked with a 28-point effort in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) notched 14 points, while Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) answered with 13 points and 7 assists for Cedevita. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St.) and Miro Bilan (215-C-89) had 10 points each in the loss.

Szolnoki: Marton Bader 15, Ernests Kalve 14, Sead Sehovic 12+10 boards
Cedevita: Bracey Wright 13, Goran Suton 10, Miro Bilan 10



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  IRELAND   


Basketball Ireland Weekend Preview - by Patrick Maher



Basketball Ireland Weekend Preview

With just three weekends remaining in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, it remains all to play for as teams chase both the title and a top four finish that would grant passage to the Champions Trophy in March.

The Nivea Womens SuperLeague, which unlike the men will be decided by playoffs, enters its penultimate weekend of regular season play as teams jostle for home court advantage.

For defending Nivea For Mens SuperLeague champions UL Eagles, the task ahead is a straightforward one. Win their remaining games and they lift the title, lose and the door is opened for the chasing UCC Demons.

This Saturday, Eagles face a red-hot UCD Marian team that won three games in nine days last week to reinvigorate a season that had been on the brink of disaster.

We spoke about playing for some self-respect and I have to hand it to the team, for all the changes since Christmas the spirit and togetherness has been terrific, said UCD Marian head coach Fran Ryan, who replaced Sasa Punosevac at the helm in mid-December.

While not realistically in the chase for fourth, Marian are a team on a roll who, having beaten every team in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague except for Eagles this year, will be not be short of motivation.

Limerick is a tough place to go and get a win but we look forward to playing the role of kingmaker a bit and hopefully having a say in who the champion is, added Ryan.

The two teams most recently played out a tense cup semi-final in January, when Eagles eked out an eight point victory, a result head coach Mark Keenan would gladly grab again this weekend.

Winning the league outright is now in our own hands - UCD are a tough team and we just about got past them in the cup semi-final back in early January this year so we will need a full on performance to get the win.

Earlier in the day, Eagles closest challenger UCC Demons travel to Galway on Saturday to face Moycullen in a must win game for the Leesiders.

Two wins from two games last weekend kept their title dreams alive, but only just. Having played an extra game to Eagles they still have one less win and need the Limerick side to slip up if they are to lift the SuperLeague trophy.

Head coach Paul Kelleher has been encouraged by his teams play however and feels like they are finally getting some of the breaks that eluded them earlier in 2013.

In recent months we haven't hit clutch shots when the games were close down the stretch but this past weekend we did make those shots.

We still have improvements to make defensively but this past weekend we showed we are getting back to what we were performing like in our first eight or nine (games), said Kelleher.

This weekend against Moycullen will be as a difficult a task as there is. We are facing a Moycullen team who are still hungry and very much in the mix for the post-season Champions Trophy."

Meanwhile, Moycullen centre Stephen Tummon said that he couldnt think of a win that would be any sweeter than beating Demons.

We have lost an awful lot of close ones to them and they always seemed to catch us at the death with a killer basket. Weve played with a lot more confidence this season and if we ever needed to get a win against them then its this weekend.

Moycullen find themselves entangled with Killester and DCU Saints in a tight battle for fourth and are desperate for their first ever post-season berth. This is the clubs fourth season in the SuperLeague.

A pivotal fixture in that chase for fourth takes place in Galway the following day as Moycullen once again play the role of hosts with DCU Saints coming to town. Having beaten each other once already already this season and tied on seven wins and ten losses, the result will hand the winner what could be a crucial head to head tie-breaker.

The only other game of the weekend in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague pits cup champions Bord Gais Neptune against Dublin Inter in Cork on Saturday night.

While neither has much to play for in terms of league standings both will want to finish strong as Inter look to complete a successful first year at the top level with some more wins while Neptune begin preparations for the end-of-season Champions Trophy, for which they have entry guaranteed courtesy of their cup triumph in March.

BASKETBALL IRELAND UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday, February 23rd

Nivea For Mens SuperLeague

Moycullen v UCC Demons, Calasanctius College, 15:45; Bord Gais Neptune v Dublin Inter, Neptune Stadium, 19:00; UL Eagles v UCD Marian, UL Arena, 19:30;

Basketball Ireland Mens Division One

Fr. Mathews v Matt OFlaherty Chemists Titans, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:15;

Sunday, February 24th

Nivea For Mens SuperLeague

Moycullen v DCU Saints, Calasanctius College, 15:45;

Basketball Ireland Mens Division One

Ballon BC v Donegal Town, Palmerstown, 14:30; Ulster Elks v Templeogue Azzurri, UUJ, 14:45; MOF Chemists Titans v Team Garveys St. Marys, Renmore, 15:00; Blue Demons v Maree, Mardyke, 15:15

Courtesy ...Cian Nihill....www.basketballireland.ie

Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta St.)



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  ITALY   

Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 20-3 
 2. Matera 15-8 
 3. Omegna 13-9 
 4. Agrigento 13-10 
 5. Castelletto 13-10 
 6. Bari 12-10 
 7. Treviglio 12-10 
 8. Lucca 12-11 
 9. Casalpusterlengo 11-10 
 10. Reggio Calabr. 11-11 
 11. Chieti 11-12 
 12. Firenze 10-11 
 13. Mirandola 10-13 
 14. Ferrara 9-13 
 15. Latina Basket 9-15 
 16. Recanati 8-13 
 17. San Severo 8-16 
 18. Perugia 6-17 
Folded
 1. Bologna 6-4 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 23: Omegna - San Severo 84-57
Feb. 24: Treviglio - Firenze
Feb. 24: Lucca - Ferrara
Feb. 24: Reggio Calabr. - Chieti
Feb. 24: Castelletto - Perugia
Feb. 24: Casalpusterlengo - Latina Basket
Feb. 24: Recanati - Matera
Feb. 24: Mirandola - Torino


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.3 
 2. Casadei, Firenze17.2 
 3. Parente, Lucca16.9 
 4. Reati, Treviglio16.3 
 5. Wojciechowsk., Tor.16.0 
 6. Gueye, San Severo15.9 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari15.9 
 8. Bolzonella, Castel.15.8 
 9. Benfatto, Ferrara15.5 
 10. Pierini, Recanati15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.0 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.7 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.8 
 4. Pazzi, Castelletto8.6 
 5. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.4 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.2 
 7. Benfatto, Ferrara8.1 
 8. Mancin, Mirandola7.5 
 9. Bonessio, Bari7.4 
 10. Spizzichini, Fire.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Losi, Mirandola5.6 
 2. Simoncelli, Castel.4.9 
 3. Marino, Casalp.4.3 
 4. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.6 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.6 
 6. Rajola, Chieti3.6 
 7. Santolamazza, Lati.3.2 
 8. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.1 
 9. Mariani, Omegna3.1 
 10. Cantone, Matera3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Simone CORTESI
  Ferrara
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Cortesi, Ferrara3.2 
 2. Vico, Matera3.0 
 3. Parente, Lucca3.0 
 4. Bonamente, Perugia3.0 
 5. Gueye, San Severo2.9 
 6. Caroldi, Firenze2.8 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.7 
 8. Maggio, San Severo2.7 
 9. Sanna, Firenze2.7 
 10. Tavernelli, Latin.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.6 
 2. Rossi, Chieti1.1 
 3. Iannuzzi, Matera1.0 
 4. Iannilli, San Seve.0.9 
 5. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 6. Del Brocco, San S.0.9 
 7. Mancin, Mirandola0.8 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.0.7 
 9. Casadei, Firenze0.7 
 10. Pazzi, Castelletto0.7 



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 26-7 
 2. Toyota Alvark 26-7 
 3. Toshiba BT 21-12 
 4. Panasonic T. 20-13 
 5. Hitachi SR 18-15 
 6. Tochigi Brex 9-24 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 8-25 
 8. Hokkaido L. 4-29 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 23: Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD 78-76
Feb. 23: Hokkaido L. - Tochigi Brex 77-71
Feb. 23: Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 67-84
Feb. 23: Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark 66-80
Feb. 24: Hokkaido L. - Tochigi Brex
Feb. 24: Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD
Feb. 24: Aishin SH - Toshiba BT
Feb. 24: Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba22.0 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.3 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.5 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.7 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.9 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR15.7 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.9 
 8. Gibbs, Toyota A.13.6 
 9. Hale, Mitsubis.13.6 
 10. Rolle, Mitsubis.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba12.3 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.3 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.7 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.7 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR8.0 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota7.5 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.0 
 9. Young, Aishin SH7.0 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido6.3 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.2 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi3.8 
 3. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.4 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.3 
 5. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.3 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.1 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 9. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.8 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.7 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.4 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.2 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 8. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.1 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.1 
 10. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.3 
 2. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.2 
 3. Covile, Aishin SH1.2 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba1.0 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.8 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.0.7 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Moss, Toshiba BT0.6 



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  JORDAN   


JPL Round 4 Best Player: Sakakini's 39-points gives him the Award - by Omar Shafaamri

Palestinian talent Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) had a great night yesterday scoring double-double with 39 pts along with 10 rebounds against Orthodox and that's him to receive Asia-basket.com Player of JPL Round 4 Award, nevertheless Sakakini's performance did not prevent his team Riyadi losing (77-86) against Orthodox on their home court.

Derrick Tarver (192-G-80, college: Akron) was also on fire with 34 pts and 75% percentage from the Arc (6/8), Veteran Zaid Al-Khas (206-C/F-76, college: Gannon) had double-double with 17 pts and 13 rebounds contributing to the win for Orthodox.

Round 4:
Ghazet Hashim 73/96 Ittihad
Kulliyeh 48/114 ASU
Orthodox 86/77 Al Riyadi
Kofer Yoba 73/92 Wehdat



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  KOSOVO   

Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Peja 14-1 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 14-1 
 3. Bashkimi 10-5 
 4. Trepca 8-7 
 5. RTV 21 6-9 
 6. Vellaznimi 4-11 
 7. Drita 3-12 
 8. Kosova 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 23: Bashkimi - Vellaznimi 97-67
Feb. 23: Peja - RTV 21 82-75
Feb. 23: Trepca - Drita 79-58
Feb. 23: Sigal Prishtina - Kosova 112-44

Regular Season: Round 16

Mar. 2: RTV 21 - Vellaznimi
Mar. 2: Drita - Bashkimi
Mar. 2: Kosova - Trepca
Mar. 2: Peja - Sigal Prishtina


Mims stays at Trepca - by Dren Shporta

After final magnetic examining of his leg, Dennis Mims (205-F-80, college: Indiana, PA), will stay at Trepca.

Naim Hajrizi, the club official, has told exclusively for Eurobasket that american center will stay at the club until the end of the season because his injury appered to be not so serious, as thought.

Mims will have to rest only one week, before he will start the trainings with his team and be back to the BKT Superleague emotions.

Trepca has won tonight against Drita.




10th victory of the season for Bashkiimi - by Dren Shporta

The orange team from Prizren, Bashkimi, has registered its 10th victory of the season by winning against Vellaznimi with 30 points difference, 97-67. The main scorer of the team led from slovenian coach Muharem Vugdalic, was lithuanin Rokas Uzas (202-F-88) that scored 25 points. He was assisted from american forward, Mark Dawson, that added 20 more, for the team of southern Kosovo.

At the visitors team, their new playmaker Fisnik Juniku scored 23 points, while Valon Gashi added 17 more points, in the match that Vellaznimi registered its 11th defeat of the season.

Bashkimi has now 10 victories and 5 defeats and is still ranked at the third position of BKT Superleague. Next weekend they visit Drita in Gjilan.




The difference is Dardan Berisha - by Dren Shporta

BKT Superleague leader, Peja, has won hard enough the match against RTV 21, 82-75.The only difference in the match was the presence of Dardan Berisha in yellow team of Peja.

Berisha scored 33 points, while 7 of them in the crucial moments of the match, when the difference in the result was negative for the leaders.

With this victory Peja has achieved its 14th victory in the championship, before thr big derby against Sigal Prishtina.

On the other side, Brendn Roberson of RTV21 was the main player of his team, adding 21 points, while Ersan Ozseven added 14 and Urim Zenelaj 12 more.

Peja's playmaker Samif Shatahovic has scored 19 points, 5 three pointers included.
Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group)



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  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Sagesse 14-2 
 2. Al Riyadi 12-2 
 3. Champville 11-5 
 4. Amchit 10-6 
 5. Byblos 9-6 
 6. Moutahed 9-6 
 7. Bejjeh 5-11 
 8. Hoops 4-12 
 9. Anibal 2-14 
 10. Antranik 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 23: Hoops - Antranik 94-74
Feb. 21: Byblos - Anibal 81-48
Feb. 23: Bejjeh - Amchit 71-77
Feb. 22: Champville - Sagesse 69-75
Feb. 24: Al Riyadi - Moutahed


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 38.5
 1. Emmett, Amchit38.5 
 2. Harper, Sagesse28.6 
 3. Gray, Anibal26.8 
 4. Blair, Hoops26.0 
 5. Khatib, Champville25.1 
 6. Youngblood, Byblos22.5 
 7. Ampim, Antranik22.4 
 8. Williams, Bejjeh22.2 
 9. Sims, Sagesse21.3 
 10. Terry, Champville20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.5 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.3 
 3. Johnson, Anibal11.7 
 4. Bagaric, Amchit11.2 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi11.2 
 6. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.2 
 7. Sims, Sagesse10.5 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.3 
 9. Bawji, Moutahed9.2 
 10. Emmett, Amchit9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Mouta.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Chatfield, Mouta.6.6 
 2. Blair, Hoops5.9 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi5.8 
 4. Akl, Sagesse5.8 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.6 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.6 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.5 
 8. Williams, Bejjeh5.5 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed5.5 
 10. Khatib, Champville4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jasmon YOUNGBLOOD
  Byblos
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Youngblood, Byblos2.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops2.8 
 3. Williams, Bejjeh2.7 
 4. Harper, Sagesse2.1 
 5. Emmett, Amchit2.0 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik1.9 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.8 
 8. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.4 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.4 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Anibal
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Anibal3.1 
 2. Tskitishvili, Cham.2.7 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi2.6 
 4. Bagaric, Amchit2.4 
 5. Fraser, Byblos2.2 
 6. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.7 
 7. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.5 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi0.9 
 10. Bawji, Moutahed0.9 



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 23: S.Jose/Unimed - Arecibo 81-98
Feb. 23: Pioneros - Mavort 81-66

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 24: Pioneros - S.Jose/Unimed
Feb. 24: Mavort - Arecibo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 23
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.23.0 
 2. Smith, Pinheiro.22.7 
 3. Becker, S.Jose/U.22.5 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo22.0 
 5. Benite, Flamengo21.0 
 6. Graham, Arecibo19.0 
 7. Pedroza, Osos17.7 
 8. Allen, Osos17.3 
 9. Gainous, Osos16.7 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.0 
 2. Graterol, Arecibo8.5 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.7 
 4. Battle, Lanus7.7 
 5. Colmenares, Estrel.7.5 
 6. Rogers, Estrella.7.5 
 7. Silveira, Flamengo7.3 
 8. Turley, Osos7.3 
 9. Prestes, Brasilia7.0 
 10. Truscott, Estrell.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Osos
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Allen, Osos8.7 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort7.0 
 3. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 4. Smith, Pinheiro.6.3 
 5. de Assis, S.Jose/U.6.0 
 6. Benite, Flamengo6.0 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus5.7 
 8. Guillent, Estrella.5.0 
 9. Lemes, S.Jose/U.4.5 
 10. Monreal, Fuerza R.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Raul CARDENAS
  Mavort
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Cardenas, Mavort3.5 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.3.0 
 3. Allen, Osos2.3 
 4. Mensah, Flamengo2.0 
 5. Centeno, Estrella.2.0 
 6. Stallworth, Pinhei.2.0 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.2.0 
 8. Thomas, Estrella.2.0 
 9. Truscott, Estrella.1.7 
 10. Dominguez, Pione.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.1.5 
 3. Rogers, Estrella.1.5 
 4. Thomas, Estrella.1.0 
 5. Johnson, Mavort1.0 
 6. McFarlan, Lanus1.0 
 7. Dias, Pinheiros/Sky1.0 
 8. Umbria, Estrellas0.7 
 9. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 10. Cuen, Osos0.7 


Day 1 in Quito - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Pioneros 92-96
Pioneros de Quintana opened their Liga Americas campaign with victory. They held off Capitanes de Arecibo in Quito. It was a tough battle of two well-matched teams. Pioneros used a 34:22 rally in the fourth frame to eke out victory. The Mexican team held on to a slim 24:23 lead after ten minutes. But Capitanes denied the deficit in the second quarter. The Puerto Rican side pulled in front for a 46:42 halftime advantage. Capitanes extended their advantage in the third quarter. The Puerto Rican side accumulated an 8-point lead heading into the fourth frame 70:62. Pioneros used a 9:2 run early in the fourth frame to pull ahead. They proved more accurate down the line and eked out a tough victory at the end. Matt Robertson (206-F-87, agency: Duran International, college: Rollins) and Mike Williams (201-F/C-85, college: Cincinnati) notched 17 points each for Pioneros. Noe Alonzo chipped in 15 points for the winning side. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL) answered with 18 points for Capitanes. Joey Graham had 17 points in the loss.

Mavort - S.Jose/Unimed 68-102
Sao Jose opened Liga Americas campaign with an impressive victory. They knocked down Mavort in Group C opener. Alvaro Calvo (202-F-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) and Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) came up with 22 points each to pace the Brazilian side. Sao Jose grabbed a 20:17 lead after ten minutes of action. The Brazilian team cleared off in the second frame. They exploded with 27 points to ensure a 16-point halftime lead 47:31. Sao Jose kept Mavort at bay after the main break. The Brazilian outfit piled up a comfortable 22-point lead before the final stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Andre Laws (188-PG-80, college: San Diego) produced 16 points for the winners. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) answered with 17 points for Mavort. Richard Jeter chipped in 13 points for the losing side.



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ASEAN League: KL Dragons rally past Slammers - by Eurobasket News

KL Dragons - Thailand Slammers 83:66

KL Dragons registered the fourth win in the ASEAN League season. They held off the Thailand Slammers to improve at 4-4 record. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Newberry) accounted for 32 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. The Malaysian team jumped to an early lead. They registered a 22:13 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The margin grew throughout the second stanza. KL Dragons accumulated a 48:29 halftime advantage. The Slammers improved on the defensive end in the second half. The Thai team held their opponents to 12 points in the third period to narrow the gap at 13-point mark. But the Dragons exploded with 23 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) posted 12 points, while Moala Tautuaa (200-C-89, college: Chadron St.) had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Michael Earl (203-F-85, college: Utah St.) responded with 14 points for the Slammers. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81, college: Villanova) posted 11 points and 12 boards in defeat.

KL Dragons: Sammy Monroe 32, Gavin Edwards 12, Moala Tautuaa 10+12 boards
Thailand Slammers: Michael Earl 14, Christien Charles 11+12 boards



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  MEXICO   


Liga Americas: Pioneros edge Capitanes de Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

Pioneros - Capitanes de Arecibo 96:92

Pioneros de Quintana opened their Liga Americas campaign with victory. They held off Capitanes de Arecibo in Quito. It was a tough battle of two well-matched teams. Pioneros used a 34:22 rally in the fourth frame to eke out victory.
The Mexican team held on to a slim 24:23 lead after ten minutes. But Capitanes denied the deficit in the second quarter. The Puerto Rican side pulled in front for a 46:42 halftime advantage. Capitanes extended their advantage in the third quarter. The Puerto Rican side accumulated an 8-point lead heading into the fourth frame 70:62. Pioneros used a 9:2 run early in the fourth frame to pull ahead. They proved more accurate down the line and eked out a tough victory at the end. Matt Robertson (206-F-87, agency: Duran International, college: Rollins) and Mike Williams (201-F/C-85, college: Cincinnati) notched 17 points each for Pioneros. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) chipped in 15 points for the winning side. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL) answered with 18 points for Capitanes. Joey Graham (200-G/F-82, college: Oklahoma St.) had 17 points in the loss.

Pioneros: Matt Robertson 17, Mike Williams 17, Noe Alonzo 15
Capitanes: Guillermo Diaz 18, Joey Graham 17



LNBP Round 3 of Finals. Halcones Xalapa surge ahead again - by Eurobasket News

Toros - Halc.Xalapa 79-89

Halcones Xalapa bounced back from the loss in the second game of the championship series to knock down Toros on the road. Halcones are now 2-1 up on their opponents in the title best-of-seven series. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 27-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Kevin Sowell (190-81, agency: Interperformances) who scored 26 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sowell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Halcones UV Xalapa players scored in double figures. Halcones UV Xalapa's coach Angel Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Nigerian forward Ike Ofoegbu (205-85, college: SMU) who recorded 23 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Rene Rougeau (198-86, college: UNLV, agency: ProSportsCareers) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively.
Top scorers:
Toros: I.Ofoegbu 23+9reb+2ast, A.Henning 11+2reb+1ast, R.Rougeau 10+5reb+5ast, W.Pagan 9+4reb+4ast, B.Angley 8+2reb+5ast, J.Lopez 8+1reb
Halc.Xalapa: K.Sowell 26+4reb+4ast, L.Hickerson 14+10reb+2ast, D.Pearson 10+7reb, O.Mendez-Valdez 10+1reb+6ast, A.Parada 9+3reb+1ast, F.Harris 9+2ast
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Standings - 1A

1A Standings
 1. Mornar Bar 12-2 
 2. Teodo Tivat 11-3 
 3. Sutjeska 10-3 
 4. Lovcen 8-6 
 5. Ulcinj 8-7 
 6. Jedinstvo 6-8 
 7. Danilovgrad 4-10 
 8. Primorje 3-10 
 9. Centar BP 3-10 
 10. Ibar Rozaje 3-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 23: Lovcen - Teodo Tivat 78-83
Feb. 23: Ulcinj - Jedinstvo 71-53
Feb. 23: Danilovgrad - Mornar Bar 68-101
Feb. 24: ABS Primorje - Sutjeska
Feb. 24: Centar BP - Ibar Rozaje


Standings - 1B

1B Standings
 1. KK Zeta 2011 13-0 
 2. Gorstak 9-2 
 3. S.Centar 7-4 
 4. Pljevlja 7-6 
 5. Berane 2010 6-6 
 6. KK Zeta 4-7 
 7. Un.Mediteran 4-9 
 8. Buducnost II 3-8 
 9. Gusinje 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 23: KK Zeta 2011 - Pljevlja 85-41
Feb. 23: Un.Mediteran - Berane 2010 76-71
Feb. 24: S.Centar - Gorstak
Feb. 24: KK Zeta - Gusinje


EBL Round 14: Mornar and Teodo good on the road. Ulcinj breaks its loosing streak - by Darko Pekic

In the first three games of Round 14 played on Saturday, Mornar and Teodo got important wins on the road while Ulcinj finally stopped its loosing streak. Mornar and Danilovgrad were expected to play a tied game but it did not happen and the club from Bar got an easy win in Danilovgrad (101:68). The guest played as a team during the whole game while the local club did not show the right attitude, neccesary to beat teams such as Mornar. For the guests Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) shined with 21 points while in the home team Zeljko Jovanovic (200-G/F-83) scored 19 points.

In the most interesting game of the right #4 team in the League faced #2 team Teodo at home and lost a tied game (83:78 for the guests). Teodo started the game well but the guests did not give up and put pressure in the second half. Despite their effort they were not able to get the win and Teodo got an important win before the challanges in Balkan League. Two point guards of Lovcen and Teodo- Petar Stojanovic (185-PG-90, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) (25 points) and Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) (26 points) had a good shooting night and led their teams in scoring.

Ulcinj has finally stopped the bad series of results and won at home against Jedinstvo (71:53). The guests lost every hope after the first quarter (27:12) so the rest of this game was just a formality. Ulcinj was led by former Red Star junior player Dusan Milosevic (198-G-90, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 23 points. In Jedinstvo only Ognjen Krgovic, a young talented guard, scored 17 points.

Tomorrow Primorje will face at home Sutjeska while Centar and Ibar will start the fight to avoid relegation.



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Brooklyn N. 33-23 
 2. New York K. 32-20 
 3. Boston C. 29-26 
 4. Toronto R. 23-33 
 5. Philadelph.76 22-31 
Central Div.
 1. Indiana P. 35-21 
 2. Chicago B. 32-23 
 3. Milwaukee B. 26-28 
 4. Detroit P. 22-36 
 5. Cleveland C. 18-37 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 39-14 
 2. Atlanta H. 31-23 
 3. Washington W. 17-37 
 4. Orlando M. 15-41 
 5. Charlotte B. 13-43 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 40-15 
 2. Denver N. 35-22 
 3. Utah Jazz 31-25 
 4. Portland TB 25-30 
 5. Minnesota T. 20-32 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 40-18 
 2. Golden St.W. 32-23 
 3. LA Lakers 27-29 
 4. Sacramento K. 19-37 
 5. Phoenix Suns 18-38 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 44-13 
 2. Memphis G. 36-18 
 3. Houston R. 31-27 
 4. Dallas M. 25-29 
 5. N.Orleans H. 19-37 

Regular Season: Round 111

Feb. 23: Charlotte B. - Denver N. 99-113
Feb. 23: Orlando M. - Cleveland C. 94-118
Feb. 23: Philadelph.76 - Miami Heat 90-114
Feb. 23: Detroit P. - Indiana P. 72-90
Feb. 23: LA Clippers - Utah Jazz 107-94
Feb. 23: Washington W. - Houston R. 105-103
Feb. 23: Milwaukee B. - Atlanta H. 102-103

Regular Season: Round 112

Feb. 24: Dallas M. - LA Lakers
Feb. 24: Brooklyn N. - Memphis G.
Feb. 24: Minnesota T. - Golden St.W.
Feb. 24: Miami Heat - Cleveland C.
Feb. 24: N.Orleans H. - Sacramento K.
Feb. 24: New York K. - Philadelph.76
Feb. 24: Phoenix Suns - San Antonio S.
Feb. 24: Portland TB - Boston C.
Feb. 24: Oklah.City T. - Chicago B.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.Ci.
  (206-SF-88)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.9 
 2. Anthony, New Y.28.4 
 3. James, Miami Heat27.0 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers26.9 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.4 
 6. Irving, Cleveland23.5 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..22.9 
 8. Curry, Golden S.21.1 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anderson VAREJAO
  Clevelan.
  (205-C-82)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Varejao, Clevelan.14.4 
 2. Howard, LA Lakers11.9 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.7 
 4. Asik, Houston R.11.5 
 5. Vucevic, Orlan.11.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.3 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.11.0 
 8. Chandler, New Y.11.0 
 9. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 10. Cousins, Sacramen.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.4 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.8 
 5. Westbrook, Oklah..8.1 
 6. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 7. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 8. Parker, San A.7.6 
 9. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 10. Calderon, Toron.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  LA Clippers
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.5 
 2. Conley, Memphis G.2.2 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah..1.9 
 4. Jennings, Milwauke.1.9 
 5. Harden, Houston R.1.9 
 6. Ellis, Milwaukee B.1.9 
 7. Lin, Houston R.1.9 
 8. Rondo, Boston C.1.8 
 9. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 10. Walker, Charlott.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Larry SANDERS
  Milwauke.
  (211-F-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sanders, Milwauke.3.2 
 2. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.7 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.3 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 9. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 10. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 


Seven games review from Saturday - by Eurobasket News

Orlando M. - Cleveland C. 94-118
Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Florida) scored 18 points, Alonzo Gee (6'6''-G-87, college: Alabama) added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a big fourth quarter to run past the Orlando Magic 118-94 on Saturday night. Kyrie Irving chipped in with 12 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who have won two straight overall and snapped a six-game losing streak in Orlando. Cleveland continues its three-game trip Sunday in Miami. Arron Afflalo (6'5''-G-85, college: UCLA) scored 16 points for the Magic in their first home game since a trade deadline deal last week that saw the departure of four players, including sixth man J.J. Redick. Two of their three new additions, Tobias Harris (6'8''-F-92, college: Tennessee) and Beno Udrih, finished in double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Orlando has lost five consecutive games and 28 of its last 31. The Cavaliers scored the first eight points of the final period to push their lead to 15. The Magic got it down to 11 before another 8-0 spurt made it 95-76 with less than 8 minutes to play. Cleveland maintained its cushion down the stretch, allowing Irving to sit out the entire fourth quarter. Coach Byron Scott said afterward that Irving experienced a little soreness in his knee but was fine. The Magic played without point guard Jameer Nelson, who missed his second straight game with a left patella contusion. Without trade acquisitions Harris, Udrih and Doron Lamb, the Magic hung tough in a close loss to Memphis on Friday, but struggled at times against Cleveland without a true point guard opposite Irving. Even with all three playing Saturday, the Cavaliers were clearly the more comfortable team in the early going and took advantage of it as they built a 10-point lead. Irving was especially active, both scoring and distributing. At one point early in the first quarter he received an outlet pass on a fast break and delivered a pass off the backboard to Gee, who dunked it easily. When they did get into the game, the Magic's new arrivals brought in instant energy, though, helping to stunt Cleveland's early momentum. It was tied at the half, thanks to balanced scoring on both sides. Orlando had eight players with at least six points in the opening 24 minutes, while Gee was the only player on either team to reach double figures in the half, scoring 10 points. Courtesy of: huffingtonpost.com

LA Clippers - Utah Jazz 107-94
Somewhere, World B. Free, Swen Nater and Kermit Washington have got to be smiling. Or maybe they're as upset as the 1972 Miami Dolphins might be if an NFL team ever goes undefeated again. For the first time since their teams were located in New Orleans and San Diego instead of Utah and Los Angeles, the Clippers pulled off a season sweep of the Jazz. The Jazz hadn't gone winless against a Clipper team since losing all four times in the 1978-79 season - a year before they headed West to the Beehive State. After digging out of a double-digit deficit in the first half to take a short-lived lead, the Jazz fell apart - and quickly - by giving up the first 15 points of the second half en route to a 107-94 blowout loss to the Clippers. Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points. Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) and Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) each scored 18. And Chris Paul had 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds as Los Angeles beat Utah for the sixth time in a row, dating back to last season. The Clippers outshot the Jazz 51 percent to 41 percent, outrebounded Utah 46-39 and completely dominated the second half while building a lead as big as 21 points. It didn't help Utah's cause that it missed 14 of 15 3-pointers, including an 0-for-5 night from former Clipper Randy Foye. Three Jazz starters - Foye, Marvin Williams and Jamaal Tinsley - went scoreless on a combined 0-for-9 shooting. Utah did get a big outing from its bench, including a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds from Gordon Hayward (6'9''-G/F-90, agency: Priority Sports, college: Butler). Backup center Enes Kanter (6'10''-C-92, college: Kentucky) finished with 15 points. He had his chin busted open in the first half and required four stitches in the training room but returned to play in the second half. Alec Burks added 12 points and Derrick Favors grabbed eight boards and scored seven points. Asked before tipoff if he was