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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 17-5 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 16-6 
 3. Buducnost 14-8 
 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 9-13 
 10. Cibona 8-14 
 11. Siroki WWin 7-14 
 12. KK Split 7-15 
 13. Szolnok 7-15 
 14. Zadar 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 60-72
Feb. 24: Krka - Crvena Zvezda 52-57
Feb. 25: Siroki WWin - Radnicki KG


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG17.2 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena15.8 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar14.9 
 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: 8.2
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.2 
 2. Travis, Zadar7.8 
 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. Kastropil, Zadar5.8 
 9. Gecevski, MZT S.5.8 
 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, Krka4.3 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Otasevic, MZT S.3.6 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki.3.4 
 8. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.2 
 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. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 5. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.7 
 7. Capin, Radnicki KG1.5 
 8. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.4 
 10. Worthington, Radn.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 


From Adriatic league finalist in Euroleague - by Igor Obradovic

Director of Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu confirmed for 'Sports Journal' that finalist in ABA League directly go in the Euroleague next season.

Diego Fernendes, communications director in Euroleague suggested that it might come to that situation development in the ABA league, but leaders of Adriatic league denied it.
Bertomeu confirmed the information that the ABA league winner and runner-up will qualify to Euroleague, and third-placed team will go into the Euroleague qualification.

After 22 rounds Igokea is first with 17-5, Crvena zvezda Telekom is second with 16-6, Buducnost have 14-8, Radnicki with one game one game less have 13-8, Partizan have 13-9, and Olimpija have 12-10.
It will be uncertain until the very end.



Buducnost made a step forward for F4 - by Igor Obradovic

In a game that was important for both teams was the better team from Podgorica to the victory of 60:72 (13:26, 13:13, 19:16,15:17) made a big step forward for placement in the Final Four.

Already in the first quarter Buducnost did a great plus scoring and ended the first quarter with an advantage of 13 points (13:26). The advantage was maintained throughout the game and the team of Dejan Radonjic detained the end of the game without any major disturbances. At 36 minutes played, Zadar was the closest to returning when the advantage that it had a Buducnost was as much as 20 points at one point reduced to only 4 points deficit (55:59), but the Buducnost with two free throws of Vitkovac and Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) 3 points returned to the enviable distinction, and the game was ended in their favor.

Best in team of Zadar was Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) with 20pts, 7rbs, 2ast, 2 steals, and Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) who returned after injury with 10pts, 9rbs, 3ast.
Best in Buducnost and MVP of the game with 32 index points is Aleksa Popovic with 29pts, 3rbs and great shooting percent (4/7 for 2p, 5/6 for 3p and 6/7 from free throws.




Crvena zvezda won in Novo Mesto - by Igor Obradovic

In a very strange game with very bad percentage from the game Crvena zvezda Telekom came out as the winner and ended their lead 52:57 (19:14, 13:7, 6:19, 14:17).

After an excellent first half and going on half time with a score of 32:21, Krka are easily gambled leadership and then Crvena zvezda broke the game with a series of 0:17.
Very bad 3-point percentages were the key factor for the low score that the game has ended. Both teams had only 17% for 3 points, Krka had 3/18 and Crvena zvezda have 4/24.

Best in domestic team was Uros Lucic (207-C-83) that a large number of points scored in the final quarter and finished the game with 11pts, 5rbs, 1ast and 1 steal. Next to him and said Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) 8pts, 9rbs, 1ast, 1 steal and Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87)
with the best index points for the Krka team, 9pts, 9rbd, 5ast, 2steals.
In Crvena zvezda best player was Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) with 14pts, 6rbs and 1ast, Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) 8pts, 5rbs, Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) 12pts, 3rbd and DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) 7pts, 5rbd, 4ast, 1steal.

This is 16 wins for the Crvena zvezda who almost certainly secured the second position and also stayed in the race for first place with which to fight with the team Igokea.




Mirza Teletovic scores 12 pts in a close game vs. Houston - by Sead Buljina

The best Bosnian player, Mirza Teletovic (206-PF-85) has been playing more minutes lately. In a game against Houston Rockets on Friday night Teletovic has played 17 minutes. He scored 12 points while shooting 5-8 from the field, pulled down 5 rebounds had one assist and no turnovers. It speaks volumes the fact that coach P.J. Carlesimo had confidence to keep Teletovic on the floor during decisive last several minutes of the 4th quarter. In last night's game Teletovic again played well in a down-to-wire loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. This time Bosnian player played possibly the best defensive game in the NBA. Besides playing a great defense, Teletovic recorded 5 points on a 2-4 field goal shooting, grabbed 2 rebounds to go along with one assist and a steal in 14 minutes of playing time. Mirza was on the floor in crunch time for the second consecutive game. It even seems that the Nets at tied score 72:72 with 19 seconds to go have set a final play for Derron Williams and Mirza Teletovic. However, Williams penetrated into crowded paint and was not able to deliver a pass to our star for a baseline jumper.


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  ARGENTINA   


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

26-year old Kahiem Seawright (203-C/F-86, agency: Edge Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for GECR Indalo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed La Union (#16, 10-29) with 19-point margin 99-80. Each game in Second Stage is important. but the teams lost the distance to the top of the standings in . GECR Indalo is placed at 9th position in Argentinian league. GECR Indalo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 19th lost game this season out of 38 games. Seawright turned to be GECR Indalo's top player in his first season with the team. Rhode Island University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Seawright is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 60.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports) of Boca Jrs. He is American-Puerto Rican center in his first season at Boca Jrs. In the last game Santiago recorded impressive 21 points and 7 rebounds. Of course he lead Boca Jrs to another comfortable win 81-66 over the lower-ranked Sionista (#11, 19-21) being unquestionably team leader. Boca Jrs' 4th position in has not changed. His team's 22-15 record is not bad at all. Santiago is one of the most experienced players at Boca Jrs and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Edward Nelson (203-F-82, agency: Dream Team Management) of 9 de Julio (#14). Nelson scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Nelson's great performance 9 de Julio lost 69-85 to the higher-ranked Libertad S. (#5, 21-16). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of 9 de Julio not to end season at such low position in , however are less than slim as they have already lost 26 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Nelson could try to bring 9 de Julio's a little bit higher in the standings. Nelson has individually a great season in Argentina. After 38 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan Humphrey (203-C/F-79) of Obras - 20 points and 12 rebounds
5. Jerome Meyinsse (206-C-88) of Regatas C. - 20 points and 8 rebounds
6. Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr. - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ryan Humphrey (203-C/F-79) of Obras - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras - 24 points and 7 rebounds
9. Robert Battle (204-C-81) of Lanus - 21 points and 7 rebounds
10. Juan Manuel Torres (210-C-84) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 18 points and 10 rebounds

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



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1. Satria Muda 6-2 
 2. Petron Blaze 4-3 
 3. Singapore S. 4-4 
 4. KL Dragons 4-4 
 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 55-66
Feb. 27: KL Dragons - Saigon H.



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 16-5 
 2. Gmunden 16-6 
 3. Kapfenberg 16-6 
 4. Klosterneub. 15-7 
 5. Oberwart 12-9 
 6. Wels 12-9 
 7. Gussing 12-10 
 8. UBSC Graz 9-13 
 9. Furstenfeld 7-14 
 10. St.Polten 3-19 
 11. Arkadia 1-21 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 24: Wels - Arkadia 87-74
Feb. 24: Gmunden - Klosterneub. 81-74 OT
Feb. 24: UBSC Graz - St.Polten 79-63
Feb. 24: Gussing - Kapfenberg 73-88
Feb. 25: BC Vienna - Oberwart


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Samo GRUM
  Furstenfeld
  (193-G/F-79)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Grum, Furstenfeld20.4 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.19.8 
 3. Tiedeman, Wels19.6 
 4. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.5 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna17.7 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.5 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.17.1 
 8. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.0 
 9. Kovacevic, St.Po.16.7 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.0 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.0 
 4. Washington, Wels7.4 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart6.9 
 6. Lamesic, Wels6.9 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.7 
 8. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.6.6 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.5 
 10. Spasojevic, Arkad.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.8 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.1 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.5 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.1 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.8 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.6 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.5 
 10. Zeleznik, Kloster.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.5 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna1.8 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 5. Woods, Kapfenberg1.4 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
 8. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.3 
 9. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.7 
 7. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 8. Gant, Oberwart0.6 
 9. Mayer, Gmunden0.6 
 10. Chappell, Kloster.0.5 



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  BELARUS   


Belarusian Premier League round 25 best performance: Sergei Dadukin - by Eurobasket News

Ukrainian forward Sergei Dadukin (198-F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Sozh Gomel, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (9 points, thirteen rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Impuls BGUIR (#5, 8-13) with 19-point margin 98-79. Sozh Gomel maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian Premier League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Sozh Gomel will need more victories to improve their 16-6 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Dadukin as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Sergei Dadukin has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.2rpg) and averages impressive 57.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Yuriy Ignatiev (198-F-91) of Impuls BGUIR. Ignatiev had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Impuls BGUIR lost that game 79-98 to the higher-ranked Sozh Gomel (#2, 16-6). Impuls BGUIR managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-13 record. Ignatiev is one of the most experienced players at Impuls BGUIR and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international swingman Uladzimir Charko (200-F/G-74) of league's top team Grodno-93. Charko scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Grodno-93, leading his team to a 82-54 easy win against #4 ranked Tsmoki-Minsk II in a game of the week. Grodno-93 have amazing season winning all 21 games without a single defeat. Charko turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Charko has a very solid season. In 21 games in Belarus he scored 7.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Evgeniy Kopylov (199-F-91) of Borisfen - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Dzmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93 - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Sergei Miakinin (206-F/C-86) of Sozh Gomel - 18 points and 2 rebounds
7. Denis Azaare (196-G/F-92) of Impuls BGUIR - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Siarhei Charykau (185-PG-82) of Sozh Gomel - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Kiril Sitnik (190-G-89) of Sozh Gomel - 13 points and 6 assists
10. Artsiom Sharamet (207-C-93) of Borisfen - 12 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 16-6 
 2. Houthalen 16-6 
 3. Gembo BBC 15-6 
 4. Sint-Jan Ant. 15-7 
 5. St-Niklase 13-9 
 6. Waregem 13-10 
 7. CEP Fleurus 12-10 
 8. Gent Dragons 11-10 
 9. Excelsior 11-11 
 10. M.Hainaut II 11-12 
 11. Tongeren 10-13 
 12. Sprimont 9-12 
 13. Oudenaarde 8-15 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-19 
 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. 24: Houthalen - Point Chaud 78-65
Feb. 23: St-Niklase - Excelsior 74-69
Feb. 22: Point Chaud - Waregem 70-79
Feb. 24: Essor Charleroi - Gent Dragons 53-70
Feb. 24: Gembo BBC - Waregem 102-87
Feb. 23: Kangor.-Boom - Oudenaarde 102-76

Regular Season: Round 25

Mar. 1: M.Hainaut II - Tongeren
Mar. 1: Point Chaud - Essor Charleroi
Mar. 2: Waregem - Kangor.-Boom
Mar. 2: Gent Dragons - St-Niklase
Mar. 2: Sint-Jan Ant. - Houthalen
Mar. 3: Giants II - Gembo BBC
Mar. 3: Excelsior - CEP Fleurus


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

30-year old swingman Devin Green (201-G/F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Spirou and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Antwerp (#5, 9-9) 77-64. Spirou is placed at 3rd position in Belgian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spirou will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. In the team's last game Green had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Spirou, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Hampton University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Green is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.5ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg and 51.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-C/F-87) of Verviers-Pep.. He is Serbian in his first season at Verviers-Pep.. In the last game Aleksandrov recorded impressive 30 points and 6 rebounds. Of course he lead Verviers-Pep. to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Liege (#6, 6-12) 89-65. Despite this victory they still are dead at the bottom. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Verviers-Pep. managed to get this year. Aleksandrov is a newcomer at Verviers-Pep. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.8ppg (#4). He also registered 5.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward John Tofi (203-F/C-84) of Aalstar (#4). Tofi showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Tofi's great performance Aalstar lost 78-86 to #2 ranked M.Hainaut. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Aalstar needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 7 lost games. Tofi has a great season in Belgium. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.8rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Cage (198-F-85) of M.Hainaut - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Chris Ferguson (206-C-89) of Verviers-Pep. - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Christopher Young (206-F/C-79) of Aalstar - 15 points and 8 rebounds
7. Brent Wright (203-F/C-78) of Oostende - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Andre Williamson (200-F-89) of Liege - 11 points and 10 rebounds
9. Josh Bostic (196-F-87) of M.Hainaut - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Derrick Allen (203-F-80) of Spirou - 13 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

Division I Standings
 1. Bosna 13-5 
 2. Capljina 13-5 
 3. Mladost 13-5 
 4. Radnik B. 10-8 
 5. Varda HE 9-9 
 6. Borac Nektar 8-10 
 7. Zrinjski HT 8-10 
 8. Leotar 8-10 
 9. Posusje 7-11 
 10. Kakanj 7-11 
 11. Servitium 6-12 
 12. Vogosca 6-12 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 23: Radnik B. - Vogosca 85-71
Feb. 23: Capljina - Posusje 81-71
Feb. 24: Bosna - Borac Nektar 78-69
Feb. 23: Mladost - Varda HE 77-59
Feb. 23: Servitium - Kakanj 75-69
Feb. 24: Zrinjski HT - Leotar 72-54

Regular Season: Round 19

Mar. 2: Mladost - Bosna
Mar. 2: Varda HE - Servitium
Mar. 2: Kakanj - Capljina
Mar. 2: Posusje - Radnik B.
Mar. 2: Vogosca - Zrinjski HT
Mar. 2: Leotar - Borac Nektar


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Vogosca
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 24
 1. Tuljkovic, Vogosca24.0 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.0 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.19.6 
 4. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.5 
 5. Aleksic, Leotar17.5 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost17.5 
 7. Hot, Vogosca17.4 
 8. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.3 
 9. Bjelica, Capljina17.0 
 10. Filipovic, Vogosca16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko JOSILO
  Varda HE
  (201-G-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Josilo, Varda HE9.2 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.8.2 
 4. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT8.0 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.7.1 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost6.9 
 7. Rizvic, Bosna6.6 
 8. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.6 
 9. Erkic, Radnik B.6.4 
 10. Damjanovic, Servi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.5 
 2. Peljto, Kakanj6.3 
 3. Kascelan, Leotar5.9 
 4. Kovacevic, Capljina5.5 
 5. Hodzic, Bosna5.2 
 6. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.2 
 7. Radovanovic, Radni.5.2 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje4.9 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.6 
 10. Kastratovic, Vard.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hot, Vogosca2.9 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 3. Bjelica, Capljina2.4 
 4. Lovric, Posusje2.4 
 5. Hodzic, Bosna1.6 
 6. Knezevic, Mladost1.6 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.1.6 
 8. Borovcanin, Radnik1.5 
 9. Kastratovic, Varda1.5 
 10. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.5 
 2. Popovic, Capljina0.6 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 4. Djuranovic, Borac0.6 
 5. Erkic, Radnik B.0.5 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik0.5 
 7. Jurkovic, Capljina0.5 
 8. Buza, Bosna0.5 
 9. Demic, Bosna0.5 
 10. Leric, Bosna0.5 


Mirza Teletovic scores 12 pts in a close game vs. Houston - by Sead Buljina

The best Bosnian player, Mirza Teletovic (206-PF-85) has been playing more minutes lately. In a game against Houston Rockets on Friday night Teletovic has played 17 minutes. He scored 12 points while shooting 5-8 from the field, pulled down 5 rebounds had one assist and no turnovers. It speaks volumes the fact that coach P.J. Carlesimo had confidence to keep Teletovic on the floor during decisive last several minutes of the 4th quarter. In last night's game Teletovic again played well in a down-to-wire loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. This time Bosnian player played possibly the best defensive game in the NBA. Besides playing a great defense, Teletovic recorded 5 points on a 2-4 field goal shooting, grabbed 2 rebounds to go along with one assist and a steal in 14 minutes of playing time. Mirza was on the floor in crunch time for the second consecutive game. It even seems that the Nets at tied score 72:72 with 19 seconds to go have set a final play for Derron Williams and Mirza Teletovic. However, Williams penetrated into crowded paint and was not able to deliver a pass to our star for a baseline jumper.


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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 23-2 
 2. Brasilia 19-4 
 3. Uberlandia 17-8 
 4. Franca 17-8 
 5. Pinheiros/Sky 15-7 
 6. Bauru 15-9 
 7. Paulistano 14-10 
 8. S.Jose/Unimed 14-11 
 9. Minas 13-12 
 10. Basquete Cearense 11-12 
 11. Liga Sorocaba 11-13 
 12. Limeira 10-14 
 13. Mogi das Cruzes 9-15 
 14. Joinville 8-16 
 15. Vila Velha 8-17 
 16. Palmeiras 6-18 
 17. Tijuca TC 4-21 
 18. Suzano 3-20 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 23: Uberlandia - Joinville 99-73
Feb. 23: Brasilia - Tijuca TC 90-79
Feb. 23: Palmeiras - Mogi das Cruzes 86-77 OT
Feb. 23: Basquete Cearense - Flamengo 82-101
Feb. 23: Franca - Limeira 75-62
Feb. 23: Vila Velha - Paulistano 120-126
Feb. 23: Minas - Pinheiros/Sky 101-75

Regular Season: Round 27

Mar. 7: Tijuca TC - Bauru
Mar. 7: Pinheiros/Sky - S.Jose/Unimed
Mar. 7: Limeira - Brasilia
Mar. 7: Flamengo - Liga Sorocaba
Mar. 7: Minas - Vila Velha
Mar. 7: Paulistano - Mogi das Cruzes
Mar. 7: Suzano - Franca
Mar. 7: Palmeiras - Uberlandia
Mar. 7: Joinville - Basquete Cearense

Round 19

Mar. 4: Joinville - Pinheiros/Sky

Round 20

Feb. 27: Limeira - Pinheiros/Sky

Round 21

Feb. 26: Basquete Cearense - Brasilia

Round 22

Mar. 4: Mogi das Cruzes - Flamengo

Round 26

Mar. 4: S.Jose/Unimed - Suzano


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Vieira, Flamengo21.8 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.4 
 3. Simmons, Vila Velha20.2 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.19.6 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.18.9 
 7. Day, Uberlandia18.9 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.7 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Felipe RIBEIRO
  Basque.
  (201-F-79)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ribeiro, Basque.9.2 
 2. Araujo, Mogi d.9.0 
 3. Rodriguez, Flame.8.8 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.7 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.7 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 7. Castellar, Limeira7.2 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.0 
 9. Soares, Suzano6.9 
 10. Toyloy, Paulistano6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.5 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.2 
 5. Taylor, Bauru4.9 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.4.8 
 7. Garcia, Uberlandia4.7 
 8. Dawkins, Liga S.4.6 
 9. Campos, Suzano4.4 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 2. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 3. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.1 
 4. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 5. Teichmann, Franca0.1 
 6. Alves, Brasilia0.1 
 7. Mensah, Flamengo0.1 
 8. Froehlich, Franca0.1 
 9. Silva, Brasilia0.1 
 10. Benite, Flamengo0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Campos, Suzano2.0 
 2. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.0 
 3. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.9 
 5. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.1.8 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.7 
 8. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 9. Taylor, Bauru1.6 
 10. Day, Uberlandia1.6 


NBB Round 26: Top-ranked Flamengo wins another game - by Eurobasket News

NBB top team - Flamengo (23-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed tenth ranked SKY/Basquete (11-12) in Aldeota 101-82. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. SKY/Basquete managed to win fourth quarter 30-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 11 blocks. International swingman Vitor Benite (190-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points. The former international power forward Shilton Santos (198-82) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds for SKY/Basquete. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flamengo maintains first position with 23-2 record. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the tenth place with 12 games lost. Flamengo are looking forward to face Liga Sorocaba (#11) in Sorocabana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SKY/Basquete will play on the road against Joinville and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
13th ranked Mogi (9-15) fell to sixteenth ranked Palmeiras (6-18) in overtime by nine points 77-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mogi. American forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Tyrone Curnell chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Swingman Guilherme Filipin (191-83) responded with 21 points. Mogi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Palmeiras maintains sixteenth position with 6-18 record. Mogi at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 15 games lost. Palmeiras will play against higher ranked Uberlandia (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mogi will play against Paulistano (#7) in Sao Paolo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pinheiros (15-7) and Minas (13-12), which took place in Belo Horizonte. Higher ranked Pinheiros was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Minas 101-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Pinheiros. Jermaine Beal notched 21 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort. Minas' coach Raul Filho felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 21 points and 4 assists by Shamell Stallworth did not help to save the game for Pinheiros. Minas maintains ninth position with 13-12 record. Loser Pinheiros keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Minas will meet at home Vila Velha (#15) in the next round where they are favorite. Pinheiros will play against Sao Jose/Vinac (#8) and hope to secure a win.
The game between third ranked Uberlandia (17-8) and 14th ranked Joinville (8-16) in Uberlandia ended with biggest points difference. Uberlandia outscored guests from Joinville 99-73. The best player for the winners was Robert Day who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Uberlandia maintains third position with 17-8 record having six points less than leader Flamengo, which they share with Franca. Joinville lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. Uberlandia's next round opponent will be Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo which should be another easy win for them. Joinville will play at home against SKY/Basquete in Aldeota.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 26: Limeira was beaten by Franca on the road 75-62. Brasilia won against Tijuca TC on its own court 90-79. Paulistano managed to outperform Vila Velha in Sao Paolo 126-120.


Franca - Limeira 75-62

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Vivo/Franca (17-8) beat 12th ranked Winner/Limeira (10-14) in Sao Paulo 75-62. Winner/Limeira was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 42-23 second half run of Vivo/Franca. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Winner/Limeira's players. Vivo/Franca brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Guilherme Teichmann (204-83, college: Tulsa) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Center Lucas Mariano (207-93) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Omar Carter (195-88, college: Appalachian St.) produced 14 points and center Daniel Castellar (202-83) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Winner/Limeira's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Vivo/Franca have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Uberlandia. Winner/Limeira at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Vivo/Franca's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sao Paulo to the arena Suzano.
Top scorers:
Limeira: O.Carter 14+2reb+2ast, D.Castellar 10+5reb, H.Vitor Lima 9+1ast, L.Da Silva 7+2reb, R.Ramon 6+2reb+3ast, D.Pinheiro 6+4reb
Franca: L.Mariano 17+6reb, G.Teichmann 16+3reb+4ast, J.Luz dos Santos 12+4reb+3ast, J.Pablo Figueroa 9+2reb+7ast, L.Meindl 8+2reb+4ast, R.Souza 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 229287


Palmeiras - Mogi das Cruzes 86-77 OT

13th ranked Mogi (9-15) fell to sixteenth ranked Palmeiras (6-18) in overtime by nine points 77-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mogi. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-13 Mogi's run in the last quarter tied the game, leading to overtime which they eventually won 17-8. Palmeiras made 32-of-41 charity shots (78.0 percent) during the game, while Mogi only scored sixteen points from the stripe. Mogi was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Swingman Guilherme Filipin (191-83) responded with 21 points and the former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) scored 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Palmeiras and four Mogi players scored in double figures. Mogi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Palmeiras maintains sixteenth position with 6-18 record. Mogi at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 15 games lost. Palmeiras will play against higher ranked Uberlandia (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mogi will play against Paulistano (#7) in Sao Paolo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mogi das Cruzes: G.Filipin 21+3reb+1ast, T.Gehrke 13+3reb+1ast, P.Patekoski 11+7reb+1ast, G.Lima 10+2reb+3ast, G.Vinicius 10+3reb, B.Araujo 8+12reb+2ast
Palmeiras: A.Wiggins 21+7reb+2ast, C.Brown 14+1reb+2ast, T.Curnell 12+8reb+2ast, T.Lima 11+6reb+1ast, A.Pecos 11+3reb+1ast, G.Pereira 9+1ast
gschID: 229285


Uberlandia - Joinville 99-73

The game between third ranked Uberlandia (17-8) and 14th ranked Joinville (8-16) in Uberlandia ended with biggest points difference. Uberlandia outscored guests from Joinville 99-73. The game was mostly controlled by Uberlandia. Joinville was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Uberlandia shot 60.7 percent from the field and made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 12 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. International power forward Lucas Cipolini (206-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Ricardo Probst (200-76) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and forward Vinicius Telo (203-85, college: Cameron) added 15 points respectively for the guests. 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. Uberlandia maintains third position with 17-8 record having six points less than leader Flamengo, which they share with Franca. Joinville lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. Uberlandia's next round opponent will be Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo which should be another easy win for them. Joinville will play at home against SKY/Basquete in Aldeota.
Top scorers:
Joinville: R.Probst 17+6reb+1ast, V.De Souza 16+1reb, V.Telo 15+4reb+3ast, D.Conceicao 11+2reb+1ast, A.Moreira 7+2reb, T.Mathias 4+5reb
Uberlandia: L.Cipolini 25+6reb+1ast, R.Day 24+6reb+6ast, V.Silva 12+2reb+9ast, A.Parisotto 12+2reb, L.Felipe Gruber 8+5reb+2ast, L.Klassmann 8+4reb
gschID: 229288


Minas - Pinheiros/Sky 101-75

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pinheiros (15-7) and Minas (13-12), which took place in Belo Horizonte. Higher ranked Pinheiros was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Minas 101-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Pinheiros. The game was mostly controlled by Minas. Pinheiros managed to win third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 31-of-32 free shots (96.9 percent) during the game, while Pinheiros only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded Pinheiros 38-20 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Minas made 9 blocks. American guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) notched 21 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and the other American import center Paul Crosby (203, college: Miss.Valley St.) supported him with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Minas players scored in double figures. Minas' coach Raul Filho felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 21 points and 4 assists by naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Pinheiros. American Joe Smith (192-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) added 25 points for the guests. Minas maintains ninth position with 13-12 record. Loser Pinheiros keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Minas will meet at home Vila Velha (#15) in the next round where they are favorite. Pinheiros will play against Sao Jose/Vinac (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros/Sky: J.Smith 25+3reb, S.Stallworth 21+4reb+4ast, G.Araujo 14+6reb, A.Bambu 6+2reb, M.Ferreira 5+1reb, M.Dornelles 4
Minas: J.Beal 21+5reb+3ast, B.Nardi Duarte 19+3reb, P.Crosby 13+7reb+5ast, R.Pinto 11+7reb+3ast, H.Coelho 11+3reb, M.Borders 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 229286


Basquete Cearense - Flamengo 82-101

NBB top team - Flamengo (23-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed tenth ranked SKY/Basquete (11-12) in Aldeota 101-82. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. SKY/Basquete managed to win fourth quarter 30-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 11 blocks. International swingman Vitor Benite (190-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points. The former international power forward Shilton Santos (198-82) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Flamengo players scored in double figures. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and the former international swingman Andre Bresolin (195-87) added 18 points and 5 assists in the effort for SKY/Basquete. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flamengo maintains first position with 23-2 record. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the tenth place with 12 games lost. Flamengo are looking forward to face Liga Sorocaba (#11) in Sorocabana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SKY/Basquete will play on the road against Joinville and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Basquete Cearense: F.Ribeiro 22+8reb+2ast, A.Bresolin 18+4reb+5ast, R.Klafke 15+2reb+4ast, W.Drudi 7+1reb, E.de Oliveira 6+5reb, M.Costa 5+2reb+1ast
Flamengo: V.Benite 29+4reb+3ast, M.Vieira 16+3reb+3ast, S.Santos 14+8reb, C.Silveira 12+5reb, E.Machado 12+2ast, O.Rodriguez 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 229283


Brasilia - Tijuca TC 90-79

Very expected game when 17th ranked Tijuca TC (4-21) lost on the road to second ranked Brasilia (19-4) 90-79. It looked good early as Tijuca TC took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Brasilia had a 22-19 second period charge getting the lead and Tijuca TC was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-90. Brasilia dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Tijuca TC's 34. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was international guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. The former international swingman Arthur Silva (198-82) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman Rashaun McLemore (195-86, college: CS Northridge) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Rashad Bishop (198-88, college: Cincinnati) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Brasilia have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 19-4 record having six points less than leader Flamengo. Tijuca TC lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with 21 games lost. Brasilia's next round opponent will be Winner/Limeira (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Tijuca TC will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6).
Top scorers:
Tijuca TC: R.McLemore 17+6reb, R.Bishop 15+6reb, F.Lima 12+1reb+5ast, C.Araujo 11+4reb+2ast, A.Filho 10+2reb, R.Leichtweis 9+4reb
Brasilia: A.Ribeiro 19+5reb+4ast, A.Silva 14+7reb+2ast, W.Dos Santos 13+4ast, R.Reis 10+7reb+1ast, A.Alves 8+7reb+2ast, I.Goncalves 8+1reb
gschID: 229282


Vila Velha - Paulistano 120-126

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Paulistano (14-10) won against on the road 15th ranked Vila Velha (8-17) 126-120. Paulistano brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. 34 personal fouls committed by Vila Velha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Alex Oliveira (194-83) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Pedro Lima (190-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard James Parker (188-81, college: Robert Morris) produced 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Benzor Simmons (196-88, college: Tenn-Martin) added 28 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Paulistano and four Vila Velha players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Paulistano moved-up to seventh place. Vila Velha at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Paulistano's next round opponent will be Mogi (#13) in Mogi das Cruzes where they are favorite. Vila Velha will play on the road against Minas in Belo Horizonte.
Top scorers:
Vila Velha: J.Parker 35+7reb, B.Simmons 28+9reb, A.Pinheiro 14+9reb+8ast, E.Araujo Gorges 11+7reb, D.Costa 10+6reb+2ast, C.Santos 9+11reb+1ast
Paulistano: A.Oliveira 20+11reb+3ast, P.Lima 19+5reb+3ast, E.Corazza 19+2reb+2ast, J.Munoz 17+5reb+2ast, R.Carbonari 12+5reb, E.Carvalho 12+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229281



Liga Americas: Capitanes de Arecibo open win count - by Eurobasket News

Capitanes de Arecibo - Sao Jose/Vinac 98:81

Capitanes de Arecibo clinched the opening win at the Liga Americas campaign. They recovered well after the opening day loss in Group C and stunned Sao Jose/Vinac for 1-1 record. Joey Graham (200-G/F-82, college: Oklahoma St.) fired 21 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the winners.
Capitanes de Arecibo exploded with 27 points in the first quarter to gain a 5-point lead. They stayed red hot offensively in the second quarter. Capitanes unleashed 27 points more in the next frame to pile up a 54:39 halftime lead. Capitanes de Arecibo kept the Brazilian side at distance throughout the third quarter. The Puerto Rican team secured a 23-point advantage at the final intermission. Sao Jose/Vinac poured in 30 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) connected for 18 points, while Stephen Graham (198-F/G-82, college: Oklahoma St.) had 14 points for the winners. Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) reacted with 23 points for Sao Jose/Vinac. Luiz Felipe Lemes (192-G-80, college: BYU) produced 12 points in the loss.

Capitanes de Arecibo: Joey Graham 21, Angel Daniel Vassallo 18, Stephen Graham 14
Sao Jose/Vinac: Murilo Becker 23, Luiz Felipe Lemes 12



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.4 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.4 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.19.0 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.3 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.18.1 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.1 
 8. Marinovic, Levski16.7 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.9 
 10. Green, Lukoil A.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.9 
 2. Santos, Balkan9.3 
 3. Galiotos, Cherno M.9.2 
 4. Milosevic, Tundja9.1 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.9 
 6. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.5 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.2 
 8. Agre, Spartak6.9 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.6.7 
 10. Simeonov, U206.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Walker, Beroe7.0 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.5.6 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.1 
 5. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.4 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.2 
 8. Velikov, Cherno M.4.0 
 9. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
 10. Lilov, Balkan3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.2.5 
 2. Avramov, Lukoil A.2.5 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.4 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.2 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 6. Walker, Beroe2.1 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.0 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.2.0 
 9. Holmes, Beroe1.9 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.1 
 2. Dupree, Rilski S.1.6 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.6 
 4. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.3 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.1 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 9. Varbanov, Levski S.0.8 
 10. Sjekloca, Tundja0.8 



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 19-1 
 2. Acadia 15-5 
 3. UPEI 13-7 
 4. Dalhousie 11-9 
 5. St.Francis X. 9-11 
 6. New Brunsw. 6-14 
 7. St.Marys 6-14 
 8. Memorial 1-19 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 18-4 
 2. Victoria 16-6 
 3. TWU 12-10 
 4. UFV 10-12 
 5. TRU 8-14 
 6. UNBC 6-16 
 7. Mount Royal 5-17 
 8. UBC Okanagan 5-17 
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. Queens 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 11-5 
 2. Bishops 10-6 
 3. Concordia 9-7 
 4. UQAM 6-10 
 5. Laval 4-12 

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. Daley, New Brunsw.4.4 
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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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Feb. 23: Aguilas - Caribbean Heat 91-84
Feb. 23: Academia - Halcones 90-84
Feb. 23: Bucaros - Once Caldas 75-78

Regular Season: Round 3

Feb. 25: Bucaros - Caribbean Heat
Feb. 25: Piratas - Halcones
Feb. 25: Academia - Bambuqueros
Feb. 25: Aguilas - Once Caldas


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- B. Rayson 32
Cariibbean Heat 84 - C. Bradford 25

Academia de la Montana 90 - C. Chaves 23
Halcones del Norte 84 - A. Contreras 24

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



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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. Djuro Djakovic 8-7 
 6. Darda 7-8 
 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. 24: Djuro Djakovic - Darda 68-65
Feb. 23: Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 67-62

Regular Season: Round 16

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


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.18.0 
 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.6.9 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.1 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.7 
 9. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.3 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 7. Panduric, Darda3.1 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 10. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.3 
 3. Batina, Djuro D.1.6 
 4. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
 5. Krivec, Kvarner1.6 
 6. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.5 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 8. Meznaric, Darda1.4 
 9. Mrva, Jolly1.4 
 10. Segaric, KK Zagreb1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.8 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 4. Najev, Dubrovnik0.9 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Hrncic, Darda0.7 
 7. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 
 8. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 
 9. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 10. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 


Adriatic League: Buducnost celebrate victory in Croatia - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Buducnost 60:72

Buducnost posted the 14th win in the Adriatic League season. They snatched a road win over Zadar. Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) exploded with 29 points to lead the Montenegrin side.
Buducnost silenced the hosts in the opening quarter. Buducnost went on a 26:13 run to take a comfortable lead. The tempo decreased in the second period. The teams traded baskets as Buducnost secured a 39:26 halftime advantage. Zadar managed to narrow the gap in the third frame. The Croatian team pulled within 10 points at the final intermission. Buducnost however picked up the defensive intensity in the final period and raced to the win at the end. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 10 points, while Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.) added 9 points for the visitors. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) responded with 20 points for Zadar. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) had 10 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

Zadar: Franko Kastropil 20, Romeo Travis 10
Buducnost: Aleksa Popovic 29, Cedomir Vitkovac 10, Dee Bost 9



A1 Round 15: Leader KK Zagreb loses to Krizevci - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A1 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked KK Zagreb (11-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of eighth ranked Krizevci on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Krizevci 84-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. KK Zagreb trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 20-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 75-84 at the end of the game. Krizevci made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Krizevci outrebounded KK Zagreb 42-27 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by KK Zagreb helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Marin Zrnic (200-88) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Center Ivan Cvjetkovic (205-85) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Karlo Zganec (205-95) who recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Krizevci (6-9) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Zabok. KK Zagreb at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. Krizevci is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Zagreb will play at home against KK Zabok in Zabok and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Slavonski Brod. Sixth ranked Djuro Djakovic (8-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (7-8) 68-65 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vrijednosnice OS. It was a good game for power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Toni Brnas contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Dejan Meznaric (205-87) answered with 21 points for Vrijednosnice OS. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place. Vrijednosnice OS at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Djuro Djakovic will play against bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Vrijednosnice OS will play against Alkar Sinj (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sinj. Third ranked Alkar Sinj faced second-best Kvarner 2010. Host Alkar Sinj (10-5) defeated guests from Rijeka (11-4) 67-62. It was a great evening for Nikola Gaurina who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Dino Cinac with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Alkar Sinj maintains third place with 10-5 record behind leader KK Zagreb, which they share with Jolly. Loser Kvarner 2010 still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with KK Zagreb. Alkar Sinj will meet Vrijednosnice OS (#6) in the next round. Kvarner 2010 will play against Krizevci (#8) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Zabok was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Jolly (10-5) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Zabok (6-9). Jolly managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79. It was an exceptional evening for Ronald Ross who led the winners and scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. KK Zabok at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zabok will play on the road against the league's leader KK Zagreb.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Osijek. Local Osjecki Sokol (5-10) outscored 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-14) 85-57 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Veljko Budimir who scored 29 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Osjecki Sokol's coach Zoran Helbich felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Osjecki Sokol have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol maintains ninth place with 5-10 record. KK Dubrovnik lost eleventh consecutive game. Loser KK Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Osjecki Sokol will face higher ranked Jolly (#4) in Sibenik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Dubrovnik will play at home against Djuro Djakovic (#5) in Slavonski Brod.


Djuro Djakovic - Darda 68-65

Important game to mention about took place in Slavonski Brod. Sixth ranked Djuro Djakovic (8-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (7-8) 68-65 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vrijednosnice OS. Vrijednosnice OS was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a good game for power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Toni Brnas (201-91) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Djuro Djakovic players scored in double figures. Power forward Dejan Meznaric (205-87) answered with 21 points and forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Vrijednosnice OS. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place. Vrijednosnice OS at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Djuro Djakovic will play against bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Vrijednosnice OS will play against Alkar Sinj (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 17+4reb+2ast, M.Sarlija 16+10reb+2ast, T.Brnas 14+7reb+4ast, J.Blajic 10+5reb+7ast, M.Kljaic 5+1ast, P.Zivkovic 4+3reb
Darda: D.Meznaric 21+2reb+2ast, S.Tesija 10+7reb, M.Hrncic 9+7reb, A.Trepalovac 8+6reb+1ast, J.Glavinic 6+6reb+2ast, L.Panduric 6+4ast
gschID: 196664


Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 67-62

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sinj. Third ranked Alkar Sinj faced second-best Kvarner 2010. Host Alkar Sinj (10-5) defeated guests from Rijeka (11-4) 67-62. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 30-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Alkar Sinj made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Alkar Sinj outrebounded Kvarner 2010 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. point guard Rudolf Jugo (183-84) helped adding 9 points. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Dino Cinac (198-88) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Dino Stipcic (177-89) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Alkar Sinj maintains third place with 10-5 record behind leader KK Zagreb, which they share with Jolly. Loser Kvarner 2010 still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with KK Zagreb. Alkar Sinj will meet Vrijednosnice OS (#6) in the next round. Kvarner 2010 will play against Krizevci (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 13+2reb+2ast, R.Jugo 9+4reb+2ast, N.Ivisic 8+4reb, L.Zitko 7+3reb, M.Modric 7+1reb, A.Bilic 7+1reb+2ast
Kvarner 2010: D.Cinac 15+6reb+1ast, D.Stipcic 13+7reb, B.Krivec 12+2reb+6ast, I.Radic 8+3reb, J.Skific 5+5reb, J.Surina 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 196663


Krizevci - KK Zagreb 84-75

Top ranked KK Zagreb (11-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of eighth ranked Krizevci on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Krizevci 84-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. KK Zagreb trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 20-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 75-84 at the end of the game. Krizevci made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Krizevci outrebounded KK Zagreb 42-27 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by KK Zagreb helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Marin Zrnic (200-88) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Center Ivan Cvjetkovic (205-85) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Karlo Zganec (205-95) who recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Ivan Novacic (201-85) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Krizevci (6-9) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Zabok. KK Zagreb at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. Krizevci is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Zagreb will play at home against KK Zabok in Zabok and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Krizevci: M.Zrnic 18+8reb+1ast, I.Cvjetkovic 17+8reb+1ast, I.Svoboda 14+3reb, G.Fodor 9+3reb+1ast, S.Krstanovic 9+6reb+4ast, B.Kapusta 8+6reb+7ast
KK Zagreb: I.Novacic 19+7reb, M.Poscic 16+4reb, K.Zganec 15+6reb+6ast, J.Segaric 7+7reb+3ast, T.Petrovic 7+3reb, I.Milekovic 6
gschID: 196662


Zabok - Jolly 79-88

The game in Zabok was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Jolly (10-5) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Zabok (6-9). Jolly managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 20-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Center Antonio Vlaic (204-91) came up with 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) added 14 points respectively for KK Zabok in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. KK Zabok at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zabok will play on the road against the league's leader KK Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 28+5reb+4ast, M.Mrva 14+4reb+3ast, D.Vrsaljko 14+2reb+1ast, T.Gabric 9+4reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 6+2reb+1ast, L.Katura 6+1reb+1ast
Zabok: A.Vlaic 21+7reb, P.Maric 14+4reb+1ast, A.Crnjevic 9+1reb, I.Tomas 8+5ast, I.Djerman 6+1reb+1ast, A.Anzulovic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196661


Osjecki Sokol - Dubrovnik 85-57

The game with biggest result difference took place in Osijek. Local Osjecki Sokol (5-10) outscored 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-14) 85-57 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Osjecki Sokol. KK Dubrovnik was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding KK Dubrovnik to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Osjecki Sokol made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) who scored 29 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Aljosa Sarac (190-89) chipped in 24 points. Osjecki Sokol's coach Zoran Helbich felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ivan Mikulic (191-91) who recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Osjecki Sokol have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol maintains ninth place with 5-10 record. KK Dubrovnik lost eleventh consecutive game. Loser KK Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Osjecki Sokol will face higher ranked Jolly (#4) in Sibenik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Dubrovnik will play at home against Djuro Djakovic (#5) in Slavonski Brod.
Top scorers:
Osjecki Sokol: V.Budimir 29+6reb+9ast, A.Sarac 24+4reb+3ast, D.Rados 13+4reb+1ast, M.Raic 7+4reb+2ast, I.Tomeljak 5+1reb+2ast, I.Cosic 4+1reb
Dubrovnik: I.Mikulic 17+6reb+3ast, D.Jakolis 15+7reb+1ast, M.Peric 8+3reb+1ast, U.Vasiljevic 7+5reb, I.Bogdanovic 3+1reb, M.Lucic 3
gschID: 196660



NIJT Belgrade: De'Longhi Treviso edge Cedevita to clinch fifth place - by Eurobasket News

IJT De'Longhi Treviso - IJT Cedevita 67:58

Treviso celebrated the fifth place at the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade. They held off Cedevita on the final day of the tournament. Djordje Malbasa (196-F-95) nailed 13 points to lead the winners.
Treviso led by a single point at 16:15 at the first break. They stretched the gap at 9-point mark at halftime 35:26. DeLonghi limited the Croatian team to 11 points in the third term to boost the gap. The Italian outfit built a 48:37 advantage with one quarter remaining. Cedevita fired 21 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss at the end. Paolo Busetto (190-G-96) notched 12 points, 6 boards and 6 assists, while Federico Milella (183-G-96) added 11 points for the winners. Filip Palac (194-SG-95) answered with 13 points for Cedevita. Dorian Jelenek (200-SF-95) chipped in 12 points in the loss.

IJT De'Longhi Treviso: Djordje Malbasa 13, Paolo Busetto 12, Federico Milella 11
IJT Cedevita: Filip Palac 13, Dorian Jelenek 12



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  CYPRUS   


Important announcement for all coaches - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

With the regular season over and with playoffs approaching, Eurobasket.com has run different analyses that can be useful for all teams.

IMPORTANT STATISTICS

1) All Cyprus League scoring (all teams together) averages at 74 pts. Same time last year was at the same level.
2) League's best scoring team (average)= Apollon 81.6 pts/game.
3) Best scoring team on the road= Etha 77.9 pts/game and Apollon 77.6 pts/game

Team Total Point Average
Apoel=75
Apollon=81.6
Etha=77.3
Keravnos=74.2
Omonoia=74.5
Enad=66.8
Aek=75.5
Ael=69.8

Team Home Court Average
Apoel=75.6
Apollon=86
Etha=76.6
Keravnos=75.4
Omonoia=74.5
Enad=68.7
Aek=77.5
Ael=74.1

Team On the Road Average
Apoel=74.5
Apollon=77.6
Etha=77.9
Keravnos=72.7
Omonoia=74.6
Enad=65.2
Aek=73.4
Ael=66

4) League's worst scoring team (average)= Enad 66.8 pts/game
5) League's best defensive teams = Keravnos accepting 65.7 and Apoel accepting 68.7 pts/game
6) League's best turnover team= Enad, averages 13.3 turnovers /game


7) League's best renound team=Keravnos, averages 40.6 rebounds/game

8) Team averaging the most assists=Apoel, 15.3 assists/game

9) Team averaging the most steals=Apoel, 9.1 steals/game
10) League's top scorer =Lamar - Omonoia
11) League's top rebounder= Jefferson - Apollon
12) League's top stealer = Palalas - Ael
13) League's top assist player= Luke - Apollon



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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. USK Praha 2-0 
 2. Levice 2-0 
 3. Chomutov 1-1 
 4. B&W Opava 1-1 
 5. Usti n/Labem 1-1 
 6. Svitavy 1-2 
 7. J.Hradec 0-3 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

A1

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

A2

Feb. 22: B&W Opava - Svitavy 90-72
Feb. 23: J.Hradec - USK Praha 90-109
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: Levice - Chomutov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.5 
 3. Blazek, B&W Opava17.8 
 4. Meno, USK Praha17.7 
 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.Hradec9.1 
 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. Kohout, BK Prost.6.8 
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. Kemp, Levice4.1 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 6. Sotnar, USK Praha4.0 
 7. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.0 
 8. Pope, BK Decin3.9 
 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. Kemp, Levice1.5 
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. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 7. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 9. Kohout, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 19-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 17-5 
 3. JBC Brno 13-9 
 4. Loko Plzen 12-9 
 5. Liberec 11-10 
 6. Sokol P. 10-10 
 7. Litomerice 10-11 
 8. Ostrava 10-12 
 9. Kara Trutnov 9-12 
 10. Proton Zlin 9-12 
 11. Nymburk B 8-14 
 12. Sokol V. 4-18 
 13. U19 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 22: Ostrava - Sokol V. 85-66
Feb. 18: U19 - Sokol P. 65-80
Feb. 19: U19 - Litomerice 61-76
Feb. 22: Nymburk B - JBC Brno 59-76
Feb. 22: Liberec - Sokol H.K. 100-75
Feb. 24: Kara Trutnov - Loko Plzen
Feb. 24: Proton Zlin - Sokol P.
Feb. 24: Litomerice - Sparta Praha

Round 19

Feb. 26: Liberec - Sokol P.


NIJT Belgrade: USK Future Stars edge Alba for seventh place - by Eurobasket News

IJT USK Future Stars - IJT Alba Berlin 77:74

USK Future Stats occupied the seventh overall position at the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade. They held off Alba Berlin on the final day. Martin Peterka (201-PF-95) notched 17 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists for the Czech side.
USK Future Stars enjoyed an 18:16 lead after ten minutes of action. But Alba erased the deficit and surged ahead for a 35:32 halftime lead. The teams stayed close throughout the third quarter. Alba managed to secure a 56:53 lead at the final intermission. However USK Future Stars exploded with 24 points in the fourth period and snatched a tough win at the end. Vladimir Nemcok (183-PG-95) nailed 16 points, while Marek Hajek, Marek Mares (185-G-96) and Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) accounted for 12 points apiece in the win. Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 30 points for Alba. Niklas Ney (208-C-95) added 13 points for the German side.

IJT USK Future Stars: Martin Peterka 17+18 boards, Vladimir Nemcok 16, Marek Hajek 12, Marek Mares 12, Matej Svoboda 12
IJT Alba Berlin: Ismet Akpinar 30, Niklas Ney 13



Czech/Polish All-Star Game held in Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

TBL All-Stars NBL All-Stars 109:104

TBL All-Stars defeated NBL All-Stars in the first Czech-Polish Leagues All-Star Game held in Wroclaw tonight. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) nailed 22 points to lead the winners. He was named the MVP after the clash.
The first quarter belonged to the TBL All-Stars. The Polish stars jumped to a 32:26 advantage. NBL selection cut the deficit in the second frame. They trimmed the gap at just 3 points at the interval 58:55. NBL All-Stars got even closer in the third quarter. They narrowed the deficit to just two points heading into the fourth frame. But TBL selection went on a 23:20 run in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) contributed 14 points, while Ben McCauley (206-F/C-86, college: N.Carolina St.) added 13 points for the TBL All-Stars. Michael Deloach (183-PG-86, college: Norfolk St.) answered with 27 points for the NBL selection. Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88) produced 18 points in the loss.
Michael Deloach celebrated victory in the traditional Slam Dunk Contest. He overcame Austin Dufault (205-F-90, college: Colorado) and Przemyslaw Zamojski (194-SG-86, agency: Alti Sport, college: Independence CC) in the Final.
Przemyslaw Zamojski won the Three-Point Shootout Contest. He prevailed against Chylinski in the Final.

TBL All-Stars: Walter Hodge 22, Filip Dylewicz 14, Ben McCauley 13
NBL All-Stars: Michael Deloach 27, Evaldas Zabas 18, Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) 13



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 22-4 
 2. Bakken 20-6 
 3. Horsens IC 19-7 
 4. SISU 16-10 
 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. 24: SISU - Horsens IC 89-78
Feb. 23: Horsholm - Bakken 87-104
Feb. 20: Aalborg - Horsholm 84-83
Feb. 23: Naestved - Aalborg 70-58

Regular Season: Round 30

Feb. 28: Bakken - Aalborg
Feb. 28: Randers - Horsens IC
Feb. 28: SISU - Svendborg
Feb. 28: Vaerlose - Horsholm
Feb. 28: Aarhus BC - Naestved


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 IC21.7 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.7 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg19.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose18.9 
 8. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
 9. Dennis, SISU18.0 
 10. Ocana, Randers17.8 
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 IC9.0 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.2 
 6. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Walker, Naestved7.8 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.8 
 9. Washington, Svend.7.6 
 10. Thomann, Horse.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Ortega, Randers7.4 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.7 
 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, SISU4.1 
 10. Jonsson, Aarhus4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.0 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.2 
 4. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 5. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 6. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 7. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.7 
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 14-5 
 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 4-13 
 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. 24: Jonstrup - BMS Skovlunde 65-90
Feb. 23: Stevnsgade - Lemvig 55-62
Feb. 28: Koge BK - Glostrup


Ligaen Round 29: #1 Svendborg is defeated by Vaerlose - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Ligaen. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (22-4) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by eighth ranked Vaerlose (10-16) 92-89. Svendborg cut a 18-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Vaerlose made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Svendborg 41-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. American forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) stepped up and scored 31 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and guard Peter Moller (190-94) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) responded with 16 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vaerlose moved-up to seventh place. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face Horsholm (#8) at home in the next round. Svendborg will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Horsens IC (19-7) against fourth ranked SISU (16-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Horsens IC was defeated by SISU in Copenhagen 89-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Horsens IC. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) nailed 26 points and 7 assists for the winning side and Damon Smith accounted for 22 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) came up with 33 points (!!!) for Horsens IC in the defeat. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 16-10 record. Horsens IC at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. SISU will play against league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Horsens IC will play against Randers and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Svendborg. First ranked host Svendborg (22-4) defeated second-ranked Bakken (20-6) 95-90. The best player for the winners was Adama Darboe who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Marvell Waithe produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Svendborg maintains first place with 22-4 record. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second position with six games lost. Svendborg will meet SISU (#4) in the next round. Bakken will play against Aalborg and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Aalborg managed to get a second victory. This time they edged seventh-ranked Horsholm 84-83. Soren Sorensen saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Horsholm's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aalborg maintains tenth place with 2-23 record. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Aalborg's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game in Horsholm was also quite interesting. Second ranked Bakken (20-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (9-16). Bakken did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 104-87 on Saturday. Nicolai Iversen stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 20-6 record having just two points less than leader Svendborg. Loser Horsholm dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Bakken will face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Horsholm will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 29 Aarhus BC lost to Randers on the opponent's court 87-98. Naestved managed to outperform Aalborg in a home game 70-58.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks by Bonell Colas of Randers.


SISU - Horsens IC 89-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Horsens IC (19-7) against fourth ranked SISU (16-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Horsens IC was defeated by SISU in Copenhagen 89-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Horsens IC. It looked good early as Horsens IC took an 17-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then SISU took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 11 points. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) nailed 26 points and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Damon Smith (200-88, college: Mary) accounted for 22 points and 8 rebounds. Five SISU players scored in double figures. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) came up with 33 points (!!!) and American center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) added 14 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Horsens IC in the defeat. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 16-10 record. Horsens IC at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. SISU will play against league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Horsens IC will play against Randers and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Dennis 26+3reb+7ast, D.Smith 22+8reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 14+6reb+4ast, M.Flowers 11+5reb, Z.Moritz 10+9reb, D.Harder 6+1reb+1ast
Horsens IC: D.Jukic 33+2reb+3ast, K.Thomann 14+13reb, S.Bowlin 10+7reb+4ast, D.Friedrich 9+2reb, J.Serritzlew 6+1reb+1ast, M.Sakne 2+1ast
gschID: 195348


Randers - Aarhus BC 98-87

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Aarhus BC (6-20) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Randers (12-14) 98-87 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 48-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Randers made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Aarhus BC was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners and Spanish point guard Miguel Ortega (188-91) chipped in 15 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Charles Funches (203-88, college: Hampton) scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Five Randers and four Aarhus BC players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Randers maintains sixth place with 12-14 record. Loser Aarhus BC keeps the ninth position with 20 games lost. Randers will face higher ranked Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aarhus BC will play at home against Naestved (#5).
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 29+16reb+3ast, M.Ortega 15+3reb+10ast, C.Jorgensen 14+6reb, P.Nielsen 12+4reb, D.Ocana 12+3reb+2ast, C.Nielsen 10+2reb+3ast
Aarhus BC: C.Funches 25+9reb, R.Soby Dalboge 24+5reb+1ast, R.Dezouvre 20+15reb+4ast, A.Elsner 13+1reb+2ast, G.Valentinusson 4+3reb+2ast, R.Laier 1+3reb+1ast
gschID: 195344


Horsholm - Bakken 87-104

The game in Horsholm was also quite interesting. Second ranked Bakken (20-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (9-16). Bakken did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 104-87 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Horsholm was better in second period 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Bakken especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Horsholm was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Robert Fields (185-88, college: Catawba) scored 19 points and 7 assists. Five Bakken and four Horsholm players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 20-6 record having just two points less than leader Svendborg. Loser Horsholm dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Bakken will face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Horsholm will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bakken: N.Iversen 18+5reb+2ast, C.Parker 14+1reb+4ast, F.Nielsen 14+3ast, M.Sahlertz 13+8reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 11+5reb+1ast, M.Waithe 10+4reb+2ast
Horsholm: C.Hesseldal 24+5reb+4ast, R.Fields 19+2reb+7ast, R.Hansen 13+1reb+1ast, A.Bak 12+2reb+6ast, B.Marinkovic 7+2reb, A.Hansen 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 195347


Svendborg - Vaerlose 89-92

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (22-4) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by eighth ranked Vaerlose (10-16) 92-89. Svendborg cut a 18-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Vaerlose made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Svendborg 41-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. American forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) stepped up and scored 31 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and guard Peter Moller (190-94) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) responded with 16 points and 5 assists and swingman Claus Magaard (194-86) scored 19 points. Five Svendborg players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vaerlose moved-up to seventh place. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face Horsholm (#8) at home in the next round. Svendborg will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: J.Baker 31+6reb+2ast, R.Delk 17+4reb, P.Moller 14+7reb+3ast, R.Norgaard 8+5reb+1ast, N.Christensen 7+1reb+3ast, A.Karason 6+5reb+3ast
Svendborg: C.Magaard 19+2reb+2ast, A.Darboe 16+4reb+5ast, M.Plannthin 15+5reb+2ast, G.Washington 12+4reb+2ast, D.Rutherford 10+8reb, K.Gertz 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195346


Naestved - Aalborg 70-58

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Naestved (13-13) defeated at home bottom-ranked Aalborg (2-23) 70-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Naestved. Aalborg was better in second period 13-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naestved dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Aalborg's 32. Naestved forced 23 Aalborg turnovers and outrebounded them 39-26 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) stepped up and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Quinton Doggett (203, college: Southern) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) responded with 16 points and American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Naestved maintains fifth place with 13-13 record. Loser Aalborg stay dead last with 23 lost games. Naestved will face Aarhus BC (#9) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus.
Top scorers:
Naestved: C.Walker 18+9reb+2ast, Q.Doggett 15+9reb+3ast, J.Benjamin 13+4reb+3ast, A.Murphy 13+2reb+5ast, M.Hoirup 4+1reb, M.Christensen 3+1reb
Aalborg: S.Sorensen 16+2reb+2ast, M.Bjegovic 11+5reb+1ast, A.Jones 10+7reb, R.Lauridsen 5+1reb+1ast, L.Guzman 5+1ast, M.Rasmussen 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 195345


Svendborg - Bakken 95-90

The game between Top Four teams took place in Svendborg. First ranked host Svendborg (22-4) defeated second-ranked Bakken (20-6) 95-90. Bakken trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 24-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 90-95 at the end of the game. Svendborg made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) chipped in 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Svendborg players scored in double figures. Canadian forward Marvell Waithe (205-87, college: Arkansas) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Charles Parker (193-85, college: Millersville) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Svendborg maintains first place with 22-4 record. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second position with six games lost. Svendborg will meet SISU (#4) in the next round. Bakken will play against Aalborg and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: G.Washington 28+5reb+1ast, A.Darboe 25+8reb+6ast, D.Rutherford 18+7reb+2ast, M.Plannthin 10+2reb+5ast, K.Gertz 6, R.Christensen 5+1reb
Bakken: M.Waithe 26+11reb+3ast, C.Parker 19+2reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 10+9reb+3ast, J.Jensen 9+1reb, N.Iversen 8+9reb+1ast, M.Sahlertz 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195343


Aalborg - Horsholm 84-83

Bottom-ranked Aalborg managed to get a second victory. This time they edged seventh-ranked Horsholm 84-83. Horsholm was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 19-12 charge of Aalborg, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 23 Horsholm turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Horsholm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) answered with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) added 20 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Horsholm. Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. Horsholm's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aalborg maintains tenth place with 2-23 record. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Aalborg's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Aalborg: S.Sorensen 23+10reb+4ast, A.Jones 22+14reb+1ast, M.Rasmussen 12+3reb+5ast, L.Guzman 9+2reb+10ast, R.Lauridsen 8+2reb+2ast, B.Soerensen 5+1reb+1ast
Horsholm: A.Kovacs 20+2reb+1ast, B.Marinkovic 15+5reb, R.Fields 11+3reb+2ast, C.Hesseldal 10+8reb+5ast, R.Hansen 8+1reb, A.Tvilstegaard 7+8reb+5ast
gschID: 195342



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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. 7-27 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 23-9 
 2. Austin T. 20-13 
 3. Rio Grande VV 20-13 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 18-15 
 5. Texas L. 16-19 
 6. Reno B. 13-18 
 7. Los Angeles D. 13-19 
 8. Idaho S. 10-21 

Regular Season: Round 48

Feb. 24: Austin T. - Iowa E. 113-102
Feb. 24: Reno B. - Idaho S. 102-100 OT
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. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 7. Joseph, Austin T.19.4 
 8. Goudelock, Rio G.18.9 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.8 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.18.7 
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. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 6. Samuels, Reno B.9.8 
 7. Onuaku, Canton C.9.4 
 8. Jones, Rio G.9.3 
 9. Evans, Idaho S.9.2 
 10. Harris, Iowa E.9.2 
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.7.1 
 5. Quinn, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 6. Singletary, Texas6.2 
 7. Machado, Rio G.6.1 
 8. Fortson, Los A.6.1 
 9. Karl, Idaho S.6.0 
 10. Uzoh, Springfield5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 3. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.1.9 
 4. Fortson, Los A.1.9 
 5. Joseph, Austin T.1.9 
 6. Singletary, Texas1.8 
 7. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 8. Downs, Maine RC1.8 
 9. Leslie, Santa C.1.8 
 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. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 7. Eyenga, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 9. Foster, Sioux F.2.1 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 


Leslie's 27 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old guard Travis Leslie (193-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Santa Cruz W. and receives a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 47.
He had the game-high 27 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Santa Cruz W. in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Maine RC (#5, 19-18) with 26-point margin 114-88. It allowed Santa Cruz W. to take over top position in the D-League league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Santa Cruz W. has a very solid 20-12 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Leslie had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Santa Cruz W.'s top player in his first season with the team. Travis Leslie averages this season 16.4ppg and 7.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Wright (203-F-88) of Maine RC. He is a forward in his first season at Maine RC. In the last game Wright recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Maine RC lost that game 88-114 to the higher-ranked Santa Cruz W. (#1, 20-12). This loss caused Maine RC to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 19-18 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wright is a newcomer at Maine RC and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Glen Rice (195-G-91) of league's second-best Rio Grande VV. Rice showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Rice's great performance Rio Grande VV lost 110-115 to the lower-ranked Texas L. (#5, 16-19). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Rio Grande VV needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 20 victories and 13 lost games. Rice has a very solid season. In 25 games in D-L he scored 9.5ppg. He also has 5.1rpg and FGP: 59.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88) of Canton C. - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists
5. Willie Reed (206-F-90) of Springfield A. - 25 points and 7 rebounds
6. Brandon Wallace (206-F-85) of Ft.Wayne MA - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88) of Rio Grande VV - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Tim Ohlbrecht (210-F/C-88) of Rio Grande VV - 21 points and 12 rebounds
9. Frederick House (195-F-78) of Texas L. - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Justin Dentmon (182-G-85) of Texas L. - 32 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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  ECUADOR   


Liga Americas: Pioneros post second consecutive win in Quito - by Eurobasket News

Mavort - Pioneros 66:81

Pioneros de Quintana earned the second victory in a row in Liga Americas Group C. They held off Mavort in Quito to stay perfect at 2-0. Akeem Scott (186-PG-83, college: High Point) and Stephen Soriano (201-F-84, college: Colorado Mesa) produced 14 points each to pace the Mexican team.
Pioneros snatched a narrow 20:19 lead after ten minutes. They kept the lead throughout the second frame. The Mexican team secured a 38:35 halftime advantage. Pioneros fired 23 points in the third quarter to stay in front. They entered the fourth frame up by 9 points 61:52. Pioneros limited the home side to 14 points in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Forrest Fisher (193-G-80) had 12 points for the winners. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) answered with 18 points for Mavort. Rafael Barthelemy (81) netted 12 points in the loss.

Mavort: Elys Guzman 18, Rafael Barthelemy 12
Pioneros: Akeem Scott 14, Stephen Soriano 14, Forrest Fisher 12



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  ESTONIA   


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

31-year old center Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Valga and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Tarvas (#2, 17-6) 66-59. Valga maintains the 6th position in Estonian league. Valga is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-13 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Grafs as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Valparaiso University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Grafs is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.0rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu. He is international center in his first season at Parnu. In the last game Raadik recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Parnu cruised to a 72-62 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Valga (#6, 10-13). Parnu's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-12 record. Raadik is a newcomer at Parnu and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81) of TTU (#4). Makke scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of TTU, leading his team to a 77-59 easy win against the lower-ranked Hito/Johvi (#9, 1-20). TTU needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 9 lost games. Makke has a very solid season. In 15 games in Estonia he scored 10.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) of Rapla - 10 points and 12 rebounds
6. Kristo Saage (185-PG-85) of TU/Rock - 22 points and 2 assists
7. Sasa Djordjevic (190-G-85) of Valga - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Janis Vahter (193-F-86) of Tln Kalev - 16 points and 7 rebounds
9. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) of TU/Rock - 13 points and 10 rebounds
10. Andre Parn (202-F-77) of Rapla - 10 points and 10 rebounds

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



Kalev/Cramo, Tarvas and TU/Rock head to the Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Kalev/Cramo, Tarvas and TU/Rock head to the Quarter-Finals of the Baltic League.
In their last games of the group Tarvas edged Juventus 100:85. The winners were led by Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87, college: S.Carolina) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists and Reimo Tamm supported him with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds by Nerijus Varnelis did not help to save the game for Juventus. Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87, college: Clemson) added 14 points and 6 rebounds for the guests.
Rudupis beat Kalev/Cramo 84:63. Kalev/Cramo managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Gintaras Kadziulis (192-G-80) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 assists and Gediminas Orelikas who added 18 points and 4 assists during the contest. Gary Wilkinson responded with 19 points and U.S. Virgin Islands Frank Elegar (208-C-86, college: Drexel) scored 6 points and 11 rebounds.
TU/Rock earlier lost to Valmiera 73:74 but advanced from the second place in Group H.



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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 2. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 3. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.20.1 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.20.0 
 6. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.6 
 7. Dixon, Karsiyaka18.6 
 8. Flowers, Kataja17.4 
 9. Burtt, Tofas17.3 
 10. Bizaca, Sodertalje17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.11.9 
 2. Bader, Szolnok10.4 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Elonu, Tofas9.0 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 7. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 8. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.8.1 
 10. Hill, Hapoel Holon7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.0 
 2. Miles, Krasnie Kri.6.7 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 4. Jordan, Telekom5.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka5.4 
 6. Deane, Khimik5.4 
 7. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 8. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.2 
 9. Kramer, EWE B.5.0 
 10. Joyce, EWE Baske.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.7 
 2. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 3. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.4 
 5. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 6. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 7. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 8. Johnson, Timisoara2.0 
 9. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 10. Millage, Armia2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 4. Goodridge, Khimik1.6 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.3 
 6. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.3 
 7. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 8. Vasiliev, Krasni.1.2 
 9. Archie, Timisoara1.2 
 10. May, Paris-Levall.1.2 



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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm17.4 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.8 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Brown, Lokomotiv16.0 
 9. Baron, Lokomotiv15.6 
 10. Delaney, Budiveln.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.3 
 2. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.8 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.6 
 4. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.8 
 8. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 9. Hervelle, Gescr.6.5 
 10. Vougioukas, Unics6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Calathes, Lokom.7.3 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Kalnietis, Lokomot.6.0 
 4. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.6 
 5. Wright, Spartak SP5.4 
 6. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 7. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Chatman, Unics4.4 
 10. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics1.9 
 3. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.6 
 5. Doellman, Valencia1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Calathes, Lokom.1.6 
 8. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 9. Eidson, Unics1.5 
 10. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michailis ANISIMOVAS
  Budiv.
  (214-C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.4 
 2. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 5. Theis, Ratiopharm1.0 
 6. Vougioukas, Unics1.0 
 7. Nankivil, Ratiopha.0.9 
 8. Doellman, Valencia0.8 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray0.8 
 10. Anikiyenko, Budiv.0.8 



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi19.8 
 2. Langford, EA7 A.17.0 
 3. Nachbar, Brose B.16.8 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.8 
 5. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 6. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.4 
 7. Weems, CSKA14.4 
 8. Jerrells, Besiktas14.2 
 9. Popovic, Zalgiris14.1 
 10. Wright, Cedevita13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija9.8 
 2. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 3. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA7.1 
 5. Mahalbasic, Asseco6.8 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.6.2 
 7. James, Maccabi T-A6.2 
 8. Thompson, ALBA6.1 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos5.9 
 10. Lampe, Caja L.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.6.4 
 2. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.1 
 6. Blassingame, Assec.5.1 
 7. Cook, EA7 Armani5.0 
 8. Heurtel, Caja L.4.6 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.2 
 10. Ohayon, Maccabi4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Zalgiris
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.9 
 2. Gordon, Anadolu1.9 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 4. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.7 
 5. Hickman, Maccabi1.7 
 6. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 7. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 8. Cook, EA7 Armani1.4 
 9. Diamantidis, Panat.1.3 
 10. Teodosic, CSKA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 3. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.4 
 5. Vidmar, Besiktas1.3 
 6. Monya, Khimky1.3 
 7. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 8. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 9. Gordon, Partizan1.1 
 10. Slaughter, Real M.1.0 


From Adriatic league finalist in Euroleague - by Igor Obradovic

Director of Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu confirmed for 'Sports Journal' that finalist in ABA League directly go in the Euroleague next season.

Diego Fernendes, communications director in Euroleague suggested that it might come to that situation development in the ABA league, but leaders of Adriatic league denied it.
Bertomeu confirmed the information that the ABA league winner and runner-up will qualify to Euroleague, and third-placed team will go into the Euroleague qualification.

After 22 rounds Igokea is first with 17-5, Crvena zvezda Telekom is second with 16-6, Buducnost have 14-8, Radnicki with one game one game less have 13-8, Partizan have 13-9, and Olimpija have 12-10.
It will be uncertain until the very end.



Ertuglur Erdogan replaces Simone Pianigiani as head coach of Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Simone Pianigiani is no longer the head coach of Fenerbahce. The Italian specialist decided to leave the team because of the personal reasons. He announced his decision via official site. Simone Pianigiani joined Fenerbahce at the start of the season. He signed a 2-year contract with the Turkish powerhouse. He led the team to the Turkish Cup title. However Fenerbahce struggled to produce in Euroleague though qualifying into Top 16 stage. Previously Simone Pianigiani worked with Montepaschi Siena.
Ertugrul Erdogan will replace Pianigiani on the bridge. He has worked as assistant coach in Fenerbahce since 2003. Erdogan was also assistant coach with the Turkish National Team in 2010.



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 26-7 
 2. Nilan Bisons 25-7 
 3. Pyrinto 24-8 
 4. Kataja 23-6 
 5. Kauhajoki 21-12 
 6. Kouvot 16-17 
 7. LrNMKY 15-17 
 8. Korihait 11-22 
 9. Salon Vilpas 9-24 
 10. Lapua 9-24 
 11. FoKoPo 8-25 
 12. Namika Lahti 7-25 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 22: Pyrinto - LrNMKY 96-78
Feb. 22: KTP - Kataja 92-78
Feb. 23: Nilan Bisons - Korihait 89-79
Feb. 23: Kouvot - Lapua 85-83
Feb. 24: Kauhajoki - KTP 81-80
Feb. 23: Salon Vilpas - FoKoPo 76-81
Feb. 26: Kataja - Namika Lahti


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Conley, LrNM.23.1 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons21.6 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.0 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot20.4 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua19.2 
 6. Logins, LrNM.18.0 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.8 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.1 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo16.8 
 10. Flowers, Kataja16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Conley, LrNM.9.8 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.9.5 
 3. Robinson, Korihait9.2 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki9.0 
 5. Thornton, FoKoPo8.7 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 7. Giles, KTP8.5 
 8. Watt, Korihait8.2 
 9. Johnson, Namika L.8.0 
 10. Logins, LrNM.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.1 
 3. Smith, Kataja5.0 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.9 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.8 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.6 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.0 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.6 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.6 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua1.5 
 10. Barrett, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 3. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 6. Giles, KTP0.9 
 7. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.8 
 9. Hampton, Lapua0.8 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 17-4 
 2. ToPo 15-5 
 3. Tapiolan Honka 12-8 
 4. BC Nokia 11-7 
 5. Oulun NMKY 10-10 
 6. Huima 8-12 
 7. Pyrinto II 7-14 
 8. Ura Basket 6-14 
 9. SayRi 4-16 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 18-5 
 2. TuNMKY 16-7 
 3. KaU Koris 15-9 
 4. Jarvenpaa 15-9 
 5. BC Jyvaskyla 9-15 
 6. HBA-Marsky 8-14 
 7. Espoo Basket 7-17 
 8. JyWe 6-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

A

Feb. 24: Pyrinto II - Huima 91-84
Feb. 24: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo 83-93
Feb. 24: SayRi - Tapiolan Honka 81-83
Feb. 24: BC Nokia - ToPo 73-95

B

Feb. 24: Espoo Basket - JyWe 95-84
Feb. 21: BC Jyvaskyla - Jarvenpaa 76-79
Feb. 24: KaU Koris - TuNMKY 75-97
Feb. 26: Kerava ET - HBA-Marsky


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.2 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia24.3 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.24.3 
 4. Taylor, Porvoon23.6 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa23.6 
 6. Mays, Huima22.1 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET21.3 
 8. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.7 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II19.7 
 10. Tate, Porvoon19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pierre JALLOW
  Jarvenpaa
  (203-F/C-79)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Jallow, Jarvenpaa15.1 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia13.9 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET12.5 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe11.8 
 6. Stephens, Huima11.6 
 7. Young, Porvoon10.8 
 8. Capers, ToPo10.5 
 9. Coleman, ToPo10.5 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.2 
 2. Herrala, HBA-M.5.0 
 3. Ginty, ToPo4.5 
 4. Mays, Huima4.3 
 5. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.3 
 6. Harjula, Pyrinto II4.1 
 7. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.9 
 8. Kyllonen, Porvoon3.8 
 9. Humalamaki, TuNM.3.7 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.0 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.8 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 4. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 5. Taylor, Porvoon2.1 
 6. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 7. Towa, Kerava ET2.0 
 8. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.9 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.7 
 2. Mua, Kerava ET2.1 
 3. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.8 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.5 
 6. Capers, ToPo1.3 
 7. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.3 
 8. Young, Porvoon1.2 
 9. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


KORISLIIGA: Karhu upset KTP - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 33: After winning 12 games in a row KTP (Kotka) finally met a better team tonight. Karhu (Kauhajoki) playing just with two foreigner players upset KTP at home court in Pohjanmaa 81-80 (42-37). Quarters: 19-18, 23-19, 23-24, 16-19. Karhu (21-12) had six players in double digits. Matias Ojala (197-F-89) led the hosts with 17 pts. Giordan Watson (178-PG-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cent.Michigan) added 14 pts and gave seven assists. The winning bucket (81-80) was made by Haminn Quaintance (201-F-85, college: Kent St.) at time 38:52. After that moment the teams missed all their shots. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) led KTP (26-7) with 27pts/8rbs. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) added 14 pts.
Karhu - KTP 81-80 (42-37). (Matias Ojala 17/6, Giordan Watson 14/7a, Ilkka Vuori 14 - Antwine Williams 27/8, Devonne Giles 14, Sefton Barrett 13. A: 653).



1.DIVISION: Three victories on the road - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 20-21: Four contests tonight, three victories on the road. Tarmo (Porvoo) visiting in Oulu and finally beating YMCA Oulu, when meeting third time this season. Tarmo (17-4) stopped YMCA Oulu's treys almost totally and that was the tactics. Oulu (10-10) made only five shots out of 29 (17%) from behind the arc and Tarmo won by 10: 83-93 (38-37). Josh Nofflet (194-G/F-88, college: Lee) and Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) netted both 25 points for the hosts. Vernon Taylor (190-G-87, college: Troy) led Tarmo with 23 pts. Isaiah Tate (192-G-89, college: George Mason) added 20 pts and Jerrah Young (203-F-85, college: Toledo) had a double-double 18pts/10rbs.
Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) crushed BC Nokia also on the road by 22 points 73-95 (32-40). ToPo (15-5) had five players in double digits. Marcus Capers (193-G-89, college: Washington St.) scored 21 pts, Elias Kajander (196-F-80) added 16 and Devin Ginty (188-G-89, agency: SDJ Sports, college: San Diego) 15 pts. Young Shawn Hopkins (194-G/F-95) led BC Nokia (11-8) with personal season high 24 pts.
Honka (Tapiola) was lucky at Saynatsalo, where Malik Moore (192-G-77, college: Amer.Internat.) netted the winning bucket at the buzzer: 81-83 (40-33). There were 17 lead changes and eight ties during the 40 minutes. Riento (4-16) was leading long moments, but Honka (13-8) came strong at the end. Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) (23) and Moore (18) were the key players of Honka.
In Tampere Pyrinto II upset Huima (Aanekoski) 91-84 (40-40). Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) helped today Pyrinto II (7-14) with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Joni Harjula (189-G-83) added 23 pts and gave eight assists. Cory Abercrombie (201-PF-85, college: Independence CC) was again a big help for Huima (8-12): 31 (1 - 8/12, 2 - 10/17, 3 - 1/2) pts and 17 rbs.

YMCA Oulu - Tarmo 83-93 (38-37). (Josh Nofflet 25, Dwight Coleman 25, Russell Frederick 14/10 - Vernon Taylor 23, Isaiah Tate 20, Jerrah Young 18/10).
BC Nokia - ToPo 73-95 (32-40). (Shawn Hopkins 24, Timo Riihela 13, Brian Moultrie 10 - Marcus Capers 21, Elias Kajander 16, Devin Ginty 15).
SayRi - Honka 81-83 (40-33). (Shaquille Johnson 22, Eryk Thomas 21/11, Rolando Little 11 - Ronnie Clark 23/8, Malik Moore 18, Tero Laitinen 11).
Pyrinto II - Huima 91-84 (40-40). (Carl Lindbom 29/13, Joni Harjula 23/8a, Topias Palmi 17 - Cory Abercrombie 31/17, Pena Ranta 15, DeAndre Mays 13/7a).



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  FRANCE   

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 


Limoges sign Teddy Gipson, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) signed 33-year old American guard Teddy Gipson (193-89kg-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side). He started the season at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 20 games this season he had 10.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the supercup. Gipson also played 16 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. The last season he played at Pau-Lacq-Orthez. In 28 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Gipson also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won French ProB championship title in 2010. Gipson was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Guard of the Year back in 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
Gipson attended University of Arkansas until 2002 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



French NM1 round 23 best performance: Daviin Davis - by Eurobasket News

American forward Daviin Davis (193-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Blois, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, seven rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Rennes (#15, 4-17) 65-51. Blois maintains the 8th position in French NM1. Blois is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-9 record. In the team's last game Davis had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Blois and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Daviin Davis averages this season 14.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Jarryd Cole (204-F-88) of La Rochelle. Cole had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead La Rochelle to another comfortable win 73-60 over slightly higher-ranked Quimper (#5, 14-6) being unquestionably team leader. La Rochelle's 6th position in has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Cole is a newcomer at La Rochelle, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.9ppg (#8). He also registered 7.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Latvian swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85, agency: Players Group) of St Chamond (#13). Bankevics got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Bankevics' great performance St Chamond lost 79-90 to the higher-ranked Rueil (#9, 11-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of St Chamond not to end season at such low position in , however are less than slim as they have already lost 13 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bankevics could try to bring St Chamond's a little bit higher in the standings. Bankevics has a very solid season. In 19 games in France he scored 13.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nemanja Calasan (205-C-85) of Monaco - 16 points and 10 rebounds
5. Renaud Brocheray (202-F-80) of Orchy - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Emilien Barbry (188-PG-83) of Orchy - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Alex Okafor (202-F-87) of Rennes - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83) of Vichy - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Michel Ipouck (199-F-86) of Chartres - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Amy M'Boma (199-F/G-83) of La Rochelle - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Tyren Johnson claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Tyren Johnson (202-F-88) had a great game in the last round for Chalons-Reims and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 24-year old forward had the game-high 26 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Chalons-Reims in his team's victory, helping them to beat Boulogne (#7, 14-10) 96-88. Chalons-Reims is placed at 3rd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Chalons-Reims will need more victories to improve their 16-8 record. In the team's last game Johnson had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Chalons-Reims' top player in his first season with the team. Tyren Johnson averages this season 14.2ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young power forward Chrislain Cairo (200-PF-91) of Denain. Cairo impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Denain was edged by slightly lower-ranked Bordeaux (#17, 5-19) 85-81. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Denain keeps 16th position. 17 lost games are too many comparing to just seven victories Denain managed to get this year. Cairo is a newcomer at Denain and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was Jamaican Sherman Gay (201-PF-82) of Le Portel (#4). Gay scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Le Portel, leading his team to a 76-64 win against the lower-ranked Charleville (#18, 5-19). Le Portel needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 8 lost games. Gay has a very solid season. In 24 games in France he scored 16.3ppg. He also has 6.4rpg, 1.8bpg and FGP: 67.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tai Wesley (200-F-86) of Rouen - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86) of Antibes - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Landing Sane (207-C/F-90) of Hyeres-Toulon - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Antibes - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. James Mathis (200-F/C-84) of Nantes - 23 points and 8 rebounds
10. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 20 points and 12 rebounds

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



NIJT Belgrade: Insep hold off Partizan - by Eurobasket News

IJT Insep - IJT Partizan 79:71

IJT Insep clinched the third position at the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade. They rallied past Partizan Belgrade behind 33 points from Charly Pontens (189-G-95).
Partizan stormed into this one. The hosts went on a 28:12 run in the opening quarter. Insep however slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Frenchmen narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the interval 35:38. Insep erased the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 56. The visitors limited Partizan at just 15 points in the final frame. Insep surged ahead and eventually came out as winners. Stephane Gombauld (201-PF-97) chipped in 13 points, while Luidgy Laporal (201-C-95) added 12 points and 10 boards for Insep. Vasilije Pusica (190-G-95) answered with 14 points and 8 assists for Partizan. Bozidar Babovic (178-G-95) had 13 points and 8 caroms in the loss.

IJT Insep: Charly Pontens 33, Stephane Gombauld 13, Luidgy Laporal 12
IJT Partizan: Vasilije Pusica 14, Bozidar Babovic 13



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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Radunovic number one in FYR Macedonia for round 12 - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-F/C-80, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Lirija, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Vardar (#7, 2-10) 81-74. Lirija maintains the 2nd position in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lirija will need more victories to improve their 9-3 record. In the team's last game Radunovic had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Lirija's top player in his first season with the team. Balsa Radunovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 15.7ppg), rebounds (4th best: 7.9rpg) and averages impressive 67.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Serbian Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-C/F-79) of Rabotnicki. Jelesijevic had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Rabotnicki lost that game 70-83 to slightly higher-ranked Kumanovo (#4, 7-5). Rabotnicki managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-7 record. Jelesijevic is a newcomer at Rabotnicki, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.7ppg (#3). He also registered 7.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian center Aleksandar Kalanj (208-C-86) of Pelister Bitola (#8). Kalanj scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Kalanj's great performance Pelister Bitola lost 72-82 to the higher-ranked Kozuv (#1, 10-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Pelister Bitola can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-11 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kalanj he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kalanj has a very solid season. In 3 games in FYR Macedonia he scored 21.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Rabotnicki - 22 points and 10 rebounds
5. Corey McIntosh (183-PG-85) of Feni Indistrija - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Igor Mijajlovic (193-PG-84) of Kozuv - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88) of Kumanovo - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88) of Feni Indistrija - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Zlatko Gocevski (206-C-82) of ABA Strumica - 23 points and 3 rebounds
10. Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88) of Kumanovo - 17 points and 10 rebounds

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



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  GEORGIA   


Georgian Superleague round 15 best performance: Kirk Archibeque - by Eurobasket News

American center Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked MIA Academy, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 23 rebounds, while his team edged out Rustavi (#4, 11-3) 96-92. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed MIA Academy to consolidate first place in the Georgian Superleague. MIA Academy have a solid 12-2 record. Archibeque turned to be MIA Academy's top player in his first season with the team. Former Fort Lewis University star has very solid stats this year. Archibeque. Archibeque is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.5ppg) and averages impressive 58.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old international center Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi. Matiashvili had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Kutaisi was edged by slightly higher-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (#5, 9-5) 87-85. This loss caused Kutaisi to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Matiashvili is well-known at Kutaisi and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.6ppg (#2). He also registered 12.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Sergo Atvashovili (223-C-85) of Sokhumi (#8). Atvashovili scored 17 points and grabbed twenty one rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Sokhumi, leading his team to a 81-77 win against slightly lower-ranked Batumi (#9, 3-11). The chances of Sokhumi not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Atvashovili could try to bring Sokhumi's a little bit higher in the standings. Atvashovili has a very solid season. In 3 games in Georgia he scored 17.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Serzhi Aselaini (198-F-91) of TSU Tbilisi - 16 points and 13 rebounds
5. Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of Armia - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86) of MIA Academy - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Besik Lezhava (192-SG-86) of Armia - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Beka Tsivtsivadze (190-G-89) of Armia - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. George Jgerenaia (206-F-90) of Armia - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 20-2 
 2. B.Muenchen 16-8 
 3. EWE Baskets 15-7 
 4. Ratiopharm 15-8 
 5. ALBA 14-7 
 6. Art.Dragons 13-11 
 7. Telekom Baskets 12-11 
 8. Walter Tigers 12-12 
 9. TBB Trier 11-12 
 10. Phoenix Hagen 11-12 
 11. s.Oliver Baskets 11-13 
 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. 24: EWE Baskets - s.Oliver Baskets 76-65
Feb. 23: Bremerhaven - B.Muenchen 74-72
Feb. 23: LTi 46ers - TBB Trier 72-77
Feb. 24: Telekom Baskets - ALBA 60-71
Feb. 25: Brose Bask. - Neckar L'burg

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, ALBA14.9 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.1 
 9. Vaden, Telekom13.9 
 10. Redding, Walter T.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.3 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.1 
 4. Robertson, Fraport6.9 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 7. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.3 
 9. Gordon, Phoenix6.3 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.0 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen5.0 
 3. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.2 
 4. White, Phoenix4.1 
 5. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.9 
 8. Timberlake, MBC3.7 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.5 
 10. Zazai, LTi 46ers3.5 
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.1.7 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 8. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.5 
 9. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 5. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.1 
 8. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 10. Zirbes, Brose Bas.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 17-6 
 2. Goettingen 17-6 
 3. Duesseldorf 16-7 
 4. Cuxhaven 14-9 
 5. Karlsruhe 14-9 
 6. Chemnitz 12-11 
 7. Ehingen 12-11 
 8. Heidelberg 11-12 
 9. Jena 11-12 
 10. NBC 11-12 
 11. Crailsheim 10-13 
 12. ETB Wohnbau 10-13 
 13. Kirchheim 9-14 
 14. Finke Baskets 9-14 
 15. Gotha 8-15 
 16. Leipzig 3-20 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: Cuxhaven - Vechta 98-91
Feb. 23: NBC - Ehingen 90-82
Feb. 23: Chemnitz - Leipzig 88-69
Feb. 23: Gotha - Jena 87-97
Feb. 23: Goettingen - Heidelberg 85-79
Feb. 23: Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau 70-59
Feb. 23: Finke Baskets - Crailsheim 68-71
Feb. 23: Karlsruhe - Duesseldorf 67-80


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.0 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.8 
 3. Nixon, NBC18.7 
 4. Williams, Vechta17.6 
 5. Griffin, Gotha17.4 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen16.3 
 7. Barker, Jena16.3 
 8. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.2 
 9. White, Heidelberg16.0 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.5 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 5. Baker, Gotha8.0 
 6. Henley, ETB W.8.0 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.6 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen7.6 
 9. Adomaitis, Jena6.8 
 10. Moore, Crailsheim6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, Vechta7.3 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.1 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.1 
 5. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.0 
 6. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 8. Jeka, Jena4.4 
 9. Barker, Jena4.3 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Vechta3.0 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.2 
 4. Johnson, Duesseld.1.7 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.7 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.6 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz1.5 
 10. Harris, Goettingen1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.3 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.4 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.2 
 6. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 7. Madrich, Vechta1.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven1.0 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.7 
 10. Henley, ETB W.0.7 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 17-3 
 2. Rist Wedel 14-6 
 3. Herten Lions 12-8 
 4. Oldenburg 10-10 
 5. Recklinghausen 10-10 
 6. SU Medien 9-11 
 7. MTV Wolfenbuettel 9-11 
 8. BSW Sixers 9-11 
 9. Hannover 8-12 
 10. Dorsten 8-12 
 11. Wulfen 8-12 
 12. Stahnsdorf 6-14 
Group South
 1. Dragons 18-2 
 2. Weissenhorn 13-7 
 3. Noerdlingen 12-8 
 4. Bayer Giants 12-8 
 5. Licher Baeren 12-8 
 6. Langen 12-8 
 7. Fraport SKY II 11-9 
 8. Leitershofen 9-11 
 9. Hanau 8-12 
 10. Dresden 6-14 
 11. Konstanz 4-16 
 12. TSV Troester 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 20

North

Feb. 23: BSW Sixers - Wulfen 90-81
Feb. 23: Dorsten - Herten Lions 81-70
Feb. 23: Stahnsdorf - MTV Wolfenbuettel 78-86 OT
Feb. 23: Hannover - Schwelm 71-76
Feb. 23: Oldenburg - SU Medien 66-69
Feb. 23: Rist Wedel - Recklinghausen 128-115

South

Feb. 24: Licher Baeren - Weissenhorn 98-74
Feb. 23: Noerdlingen - Dresden 89-70
Feb. 23: Langen - Leitershofen 84-80
Feb. 23: Konstanz - Dragons 78-96
Feb. 24: Fraport SKY II - TSV Troester 71-49
Feb. 23: Bayer Giants - Hanau 54-52


Franklin's 41-point game gives him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Robert Franklin (195-F-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Recklinghausen and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 20.
He had the game-high 41 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Recklinghausen as his team lost the game against Rist Wedel (#2, 14-6) 115-128. Recklinghausen maintains the 5th position in German ProB. Recklinghausen is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 20 games. In the team's last game Franklin had a remarkable 76.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Recklinghausen, through which he has constantly improved. N.Mexico Highlands University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Franklin is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 54.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Davey Hopkins (195-SF-88) of league's second-best Rist Wedel. He is American in his first season at Rist Wedel. In the last game Hopkins recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Of course he lead Rist Wedel to another comfortable win 128-115 over the lower-ranked Recklinghausen (#5, 10-10) being unquestionably team leader. Rist Wedel's second position in North has not changed. His team's 14-6 record is not bad at all. Hopkins is a newcomer at Rist Wedel and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Travis Clark (195-F) of MTV Wolfenbuettel (#7). Clark scored 25 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of MTV Wolfenbuettel, leading his team to a 86-78overtime win against the lower-ranked Stahnsdorf (#12, 6-14). The chances of MTV Wolfenbuettel ranking at the top of North, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Clark could help MTV Wolfenbuettel to bring them higher in the standings. Clark has a very solid season. In 19 games in Germany he scored 13.1ppg. He also has 7.9rpg and FGP: 61.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Geddes Robinson (195-PF-87) of Dragons - 20 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Myles Hesson (195-F-90) of Weissenhorn - 31 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tobias Jahn (205-F-86) of Langen - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Augie Johnston (185-PG-86) of Rist Wedel - 40 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Christopher Jones (183-G-88) of Dorsten - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Michael Haucke (210-C-85) of Stahnsdorf - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Jared Benson (208-C-89) of Dresden - 24 points and 6 rebounds

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



ProB Round 20: Spot Up Medien Baskets beat Oldenburg by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 20 in the ProB took place in Oldenburg. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th ranked Oldenburg (10-10) to sixth ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (9-11) 69-66 on Saturday evening. Spot Up Medien Baskets forced 19 Oldenburg turnovers. American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) replied with 27 points for Oldenburg. Spot Up Medien Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position in Group North with 9-11 record, which they share with MTV Wolfenbuettel and BSW Sixers. Newly promoted Oldenburg keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Recklinghausen. Spot Up Medien Baskets is looking forward to face BSW Sixers (#8) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Oldenburg will play on the road against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Herten Lions (12-8) against eleventh ranked Dorsten (8-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were defeated by Dorsten in Dorsten 81-70. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals and Blake Poole who added 9 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Dorsten moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Wulfen and Hannover. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Dorsten will play against higher ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Herten Lions will play against the league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (13-7) against fifth ranked Licher Baeren (12-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Weissenhorn Youngstars were crushed by Licher Baeren in Lich 98-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. The winners were led by Jermale Jones who scored that evening 23 points. Even a double-double of 31 points and 15 rebounds by Myles Hesson did not help to save the game for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Licher Baeren have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Weissenhorn Youngstars keep the second position with seven games lost. Licher Baeren will meet Dresden (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#7) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.
ProB top team - SG Schwelmer Baskets (17-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Hannover Tigers (8-12) 76-71. The best player for the winners was Julius Coles who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. SG Schwelmer Baskets maintains first position in Group North with 17-3 record. Hannover Tigers at the other side keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be Oldenburg (#4) at home. Hannover Tigers will play against Recklinghausen (#5).
ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (18-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-16) 96-78. Geddes Robinson orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group South with 18-2 record. ifm Baskets Konstanz lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face Bayer Giants (#4) in Leverkusen in the next round. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play on the road against Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20:
In Group North MTV Wolfenbuettel beat Stahnsdorf on the road 86-78. Rist Wedel won against Recklinghausen on its own court 128-115. Wulfen unfortunately lost to BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf 81-90.
In Group South Fraport SKY II rolled over TSV Troester at home 71-49. Leitershofen was defeated by Langen on the opponent's court 84-80. Noerdlingen smashed Dresden in a home game 89-70. Hanau lost to Bayer Giants on the road 52-54.
The most impressive performance of 20th round was 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by Robert Franklin of Recklinghausen.


Group North
Stahnsdorf - MTV Wolfenbuettel 78-86 OT

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (9-11) beat 12th ranked RSV Eintracht (6-14) in Stahnsdorf 86-78 on Saturday. RSV Eintracht was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 12-20s. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel forced 24 RSV Eintracht turnovers. RSV Eintracht was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. Center Frank Theis (200-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) replied with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and center Michael Haucke (210-85) added 13 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks in the effort for RSV Eintracht. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. RSV Eintracht's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien and BSW Sixers. Loser RSV Eintracht keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face Dorsten (#10) at home in the next round. RSV Eintracht will play against BSV Wulfen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: T.Clark 25+13reb+2ast, F.Theis 21+10reb, L.Thomas 15+1reb+4ast, H.Knopke 12+5reb+1ast, D.Nawrocki 8+3reb+2ast, M.Poeschel 5+3reb+3ast
Stahnsdorf: B.Wheadon 18+7reb+6ast, T.Malone 16+3reb+1ast, M.Haucke 13+11reb, Y.Evans 13+7reb+3ast, T.Grauel 8+2reb+2ast, T.Modersitzki 8+7reb
gschID: 185213


Dorsten - Herten Lions 81-70

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Herten Lions (12-8) against eleventh ranked Dorsten (8-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were defeated by Dorsten in Dorsten 81-70. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals and the other American import center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's) who added 9 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four Dorsten players scored in double figures. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Dorsten moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Wulfen and Hannover. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Dorsten will play against higher ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Herten Lions will play against the league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: C.Jones 20+6reb+9ast, G.Hagner 15+2reb+2ast, N.Pelaj 14+3reb+2ast, J.Eller 10+1reb+1ast, B.Poole 9+14reb+3ast, N.Janoschek 4+4reb
Herten Lions: W.Taylor 25+11reb+1ast, A.Bowie 12+5reb+2ast, C.Hackenesch 12+10reb, Y.Opitz 8+3reb, J.Ducker 5+5reb+1ast, T.Schonborn 4+3reb
gschID: 185208


Rist Wedel - Recklinghausen 128-115

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Recklinghausen (10-10) lost on the road to second ranked SC Rist Wedel (14-6) 128-115 on Saturday. SC Rist Wedel shot 62.9 percent from the field and made 33-of-43 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 73.9 percentage. SC Rist Wedel looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Recklinghausen's players. Recklinghausen was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) orchestrated the victory by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) replied with 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) added 21 points in the effort for Recklinghausen. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SC Rist Wedel maintains second position in Group North with 14-6 record having four points less than leader Dragons. Newly promoted Recklinghausen dropped to the fourth place with ten games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Herten Lions (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Recklinghausen will play against Hannover Tigers in Hannover.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 40+4reb+4ast, D.Hopkins 24+7reb+10ast, F.Boeke 19+9reb+4ast, M.Boadu 16+3reb+7ast, J.Laatzen 9+2ast, T.Parohl 9+1reb+2ast
Recklinghausen: R.Franklin 41+7reb+3ast, P.Carney 21+3ast, S.Fuerst 18+4reb, D.McDuffie 16+2reb+2ast, A.Steed 8, C.Bruns 8+1reb
gschID: 185209


Hannover - Schwelm 71-76

ProB top team - SG Schwelmer Baskets (17-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Hannover Tigers (8-12) 76-71. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 30-of-38 charity shots (78.9 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Hannover Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. Center Andreas Kronhardt (204-89) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals and swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) added 19 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. SG Schwelmer Baskets maintains first position in Group North with 17-3 record. Hannover Tigers at the other side keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be Oldenburg (#4) at home. Hannover Tigers will play against Recklinghausen (#5).
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Coles 26+8reb+1ast, A.Kronhardt 13+7reb, D.Hamilton 9+2reb+1ast, D.Malinowski 7+1reb+1ast, D.Fiorentino 6+2reb, F.Gentgen 5+2reb+1ast
Hannover: M.Fakuade 19+8reb+2ast, J.Prasuhn 19+12reb+1ast, A.Cook 15+11reb+9ast, T.Welzel 8+2reb+2ast, D.Boahene 3+2reb, J.Lodders 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185210


BSW Sixers - Wulfen 90-81

Everything could happen in Sandersdorf at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked BSW Sixers and 8th ranked BSV Wulfen had identical 8-11 record. This time BSW Sixers used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Wulfen 90-81 on Saturday night. It was a great shooting night for BSW Sixers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five BSW Sixers players scored in double figures. Guard Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-90) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds and American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) added 24 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BSV Wulfen. BSW Sixers (9-11) moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with MTV Wolfenbuettel and SU Medien. Loser BSV Wulfen dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. BSW Sixers will face Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) in Braunschweig in the next round. BSV Wulfen will play at home against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf.
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 21+1reb+1ast, R.Schirmer 21+13reb, N.Gerwig 13+7reb+1ast, J.McNeil 12+1reb+3ast, S.Ahnsehl 11+3reb+2ast, T.Lipke 9+2reb+1ast
Wulfen: A.Young 24+6reb, H.Bellscheidt 23+6reb+3ast, M.Berger 10+3reb+3ast, A.Houston 8+6reb+1ast, P.Gunther 5+2reb+1ast, P.Mazur 4+1reb
gschID: 185212


Oldenburg - SU Medien 66-69

The most exciting game of round 20 in the ProB took place in Oldenburg. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th ranked Oldenburg (10-10) to sixth ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (9-11) 69-66 on Saturday evening. Spot Up Medien Baskets forced 19 Oldenburg turnovers. American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bennett is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) replied with 27 points and point guard Kevin Smit (183-91) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Oldenburg. Spot Up Medien Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position in Group North with 9-11 record, which they share with MTV Wolfenbuettel and BSW Sixers. Newly promoted Oldenburg keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Recklinghausen. Spot Up Medien Baskets is looking forward to face BSW Sixers (#8) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Oldenburg will play on the road against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SU Medien: S.Bennett 19+7reb+3ast, H.Sant-Roos 14+10reb+2ast, B.Wenzel 10+2reb+1ast, J.Wessels 8+3reb, D.Johnson 7+3reb+1ast, O.Angerstein 6+3reb
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 27+3reb+1ast, K.Smit 10+5reb+5ast, A.Hartmann 8+4reb+1ast, C.Heinrich 8+5reb+2ast, A.Witte 6+6reb, K.Haenig 5+9reb
gschID: 185211


Group South
Fraport SKY II - TSV Troester 71-49

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked TSV Troester (3-17) was outscored by seventh ranked Fraport Skyliners II (11-9) in Frankfurt 71-49 on Sunday. The game without a history. Fraport Skyliners II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Fraport Skyliners II forced 19 TSV Troester turnovers. Center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Taylor Brown (198-89, college: Bradley) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. American forward Derrick Parker (198, college: LSU-Shreveport) replied with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Johannes Richter (206-93) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for TSV Troester. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fraport Skyliners II maintains seventh position in Group South with 11-9 record. TSV Troester lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 17 games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. TSV Troester will play against TV 1862 Langen (#6).
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: T.Brown 12+6reb, K.Klein 11+4reb+3ast, L.Wright 10+4reb+2ast, J.Voigtmann 10+9reb+1ast, D.Barthel 7+2reb, F.Theilig 7+1reb+5ast
TSV Troester: D.Parker 14+8reb+1ast, D.Dizdarevic 8+1reb, J.Thiemann 8+2reb, S.Walde 8+3reb, J.Richter 6+7reb+3ast, S.Dinkel 3+1reb
gschID: 186952


Licher Baeren - Weissenhorn 98-74

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (13-7) against fifth ranked Licher Baeren (12-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Weissenhorn Youngstars were crushed by Licher Baeren in Lich 98-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. The game without a history. Licher Baeren led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) who scored that evening 23 points and guard Viktor Klassen (186-81) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 31 points and 15 rebounds by British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) did not help to save the game for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Forward Brian Butler (194-91) added 9 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Licher Baeren have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Weissenhorn Youngstars keep the second position with seven games lost. Licher Baeren will meet Dresden (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#7) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: J.Jones 23+3reb+2ast, V.Klassen 20+5reb+2ast, J.Swanson 13+11reb+1ast, D.Dorr 13+4reb, W.Gardner 11+3reb+4ast, M.Perl 10+3reb+8ast
Weissenhorn: M.Hesson 31+15reb+2ast, K.Gausa 11+3reb+1ast, P.Vojkovic 10+1reb+1ast, B.Butler 9+7reb+3ast, M.Dorsch 4+2reb, M.Shtein 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186951


Langen - Leitershofen 84-80

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked TV 1862 Langen (12-8) defeated at home 8th ranked Leitershofen (9-11) 84-80 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-15. But Leitershofen won second period 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TV 1862 Langen made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. TV 1862 Langen outrebounded Leitershofen 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) replied with 25 points and center Richard Froehlich (206-86, college: UTSA) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Leitershofen. Five TV 1862 Langen and four Leitershofen players scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Leitershofen keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play at home against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Langen: T.Jahn 19+15reb+3ast, M.Cooke 17+3reb, S.Barth 16+5reb+6ast, M.Woody 14+14reb+4ast, M.Schneider 11+2reb+6ast, J.Boelke 4+2reb+1ast
Leitershofen: L.Hughey 25+3reb+2ast, P.Wischnewski 19+2reb, R.Froehlich 13+12reb+1ast, J.Washington 13+1reb+2ast, S.Woelki 4+3reb+2ast, J.Genck 4+1ast
gschID: 186950


Konstanz - Dragons 78-96

ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (18-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-16) 96-78. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 58-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Dragons Rhoendorf especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists. Nick Larsen (188-83) contributed with 23 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Dragons Rhoendorf players scored in double figures. Forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Mali forward Oumar Sylla (201-84, college: Richmond) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for ifm Baskets Konstanz. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group South with 18-2 record. ifm Baskets Konstanz lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face Bayer Giants (#4) in Leverkusen in the next round. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play on the road against Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf.
Top scorers:
Dragons: N.Larsen 23+4reb+8ast, F.Koch 21+5reb+2ast, G.Robinson 20+18reb+4ast, E.Tukiss 11+4reb+1ast, A.Schmitz 10+2reb+3ast, K.Ekoemeye 8+5reb+1ast
Konstanz: F.Henningsen 20+6reb+3ast, O.Sylla 16+5reb+3ast, A.Conerly 12+1reb+5ast, L.Menck 9+4reb, H.Schinke 8+7reb, M.Nikolic 5+2reb
gschID: 186949


Noerdlingen - Dresden 89-70

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Dresden (6-14) was outleveled on the road by third ranked Noerdlingen (12-8) 89-70 on Saturday. The game without a history. Noerdlingen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Noerdlingen forced 20 Dresden turnovers and outrebounded them 43-29 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Forward Josef Eichler (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Gray attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. American center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) replied with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and his fellow American import Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Dresden. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Noerdlingen maintains third position in Group South with 12-8 record having six points less than leader Dragons, which they share with 3 other teams. Dresden lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Noerdlingen will face Hanau (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Dresden will play against Licher Baeren.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: C.Gray 19+8reb, J.Eichler 17+8reb+3ast, B.Hogg 16+5reb+4ast, S.Schmoll 13+2reb+1ast, L.Vrkas 11+4reb+1ast, F.Brutting 7+2reb+8ast
Dresden: J.Benson 24+6reb+1ast, J.Boucher 10+1reb, A.Jones 9+7reb+7ast, C.Goncalo 8, A.Heide 7+2reb+1ast, B.Blossey 6
gschID: 186948


Bayer Giants - Hanau 54-52

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Bayer Giants (12-8) edged 9th ranked Hanau (8-12) in Leverkusen 54-52 on Saturday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 19-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Goetz Twiehoff (198-85) contributed with 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) replied with 10 points and 6 assists and Marco Voeller (198-89) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hanau. Bayer Giants moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Hanau keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Bayer Giants will face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hanau will play against Noerdlingen (#3).
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 13+7reb+6ast, J.Eggleston 10+6reb+2ast, M.Rass 10, G.Twiehoff 9+10reb+1ast, M.Kuczmann 7+7reb, M.Goddek 5+3reb+1ast
Hanau: J.Scott 10+6reb, A.Sharda 10+2reb+6ast, M.Voeller 8+9reb+1ast, L.Sullivan 8+5reb+2ast, M.Moelle 6+5reb, S.Koehnert 6+9reb
gschID: 186947



ProA Round 23: #1 SC Rasta Vechta is defeated by Cuxhaven BasCats - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (17-6) on the court of fifth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Cuxhaven BasCats 98-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SC Rasta Vechta won third quarter 27-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cuxhaven BasCats (14-9) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Karlsruhe. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Goettingen. Cuxhaven BasCats is looking forward to face Crailsheim Merlins (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against Kirchheim Knights (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Karlsruhe. 4th placed host BG Karlsruhe (14-9) lost to third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (16-7) 80-67. It was an exceptional evening for guard Nico Adamczak (189-90) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos accounted for 11 points and 7 assists. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) came up with 11 points for BG Karlsruhe in the defeat. Duesseldorf Baskets maintains third place with 16-7 record behind leader Vechta. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against NBC (#10) in Nurnberg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Karlsruhe will play on the road against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Paderborn between Crailsheim Merlins and Finke Baskets. Twelfth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (10-13) got a very close victory on the road over 13th ranked Finke Baskets (9-14). Crailsheim Merlins managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Josten Crow who scored 22 points and 4 steals. Crailsheim Merlins' coach Willie Young used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Vincent Kittmann produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the hosts. Crailsheim Merlins have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau. Loser Finke Baskets keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Kirchheim. Crailsheim Merlins will meet at home higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Finke Baskets will play against USC Leipzig (#16) and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked ETB Wohnbau (10-13) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (9-14) 70-59. Americans were the main players on the court. Marcus Smallwood orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Finke Baskets. ETB Wohnbau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be league's leader SC Rasta Vechta on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
An interesting game took place in Nurnberg where 6th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (12-11) was upset on the court of ninth ranked NBC (11-12) 90-82 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Ronald Thompson who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. NBC's coach Martin Ides used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. NBC moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Heidelberg and Jena. Loser Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. NBC will face higher ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: bottom-ranked Leipzig was destroyed by Chemnitz on the opponent's court 88-69. Goettingen managed to outperform Heidelberg in a home game 85-79. Jena managed to beat Gotha on the road 97-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 12 rebounds by Donald Lawson of Chemnitz.


Karlsruhe - Duesseldorf 67-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Karlsruhe. 4th placed host BG Karlsruhe (14-9) lost to third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (16-7) 80-67. Duesseldorf Baskets outrebounded BG Karlsruhe 36-24 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for guard Nico Adamczak (189-90) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Greek-Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-85) accounted for 11 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Four Duesseldorf Baskets players scored in double figures. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) came up with 11 points and American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for BG Karlsruhe in the defeat. Duesseldorf Baskets maintains third place with 16-7 record behind leader Vechta. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against NBC (#10) in Nurnberg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Karlsruhe will play on the road against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: M.Stockton 12+1reb+1ast, E.Vierneisel 12+2reb+1ast, R.Roessler 11+3reb+3ast, S.Hauer 11+1reb+1ast, J.Black 9+6reb+1ast, D.Richardson 8+8reb+1ast
Duesseldorf: M.Petric 17+4reb, N.Adamczak 16+6reb+1ast, A.Waleskowski 11+8reb+3ast, T.Tzakopoulos 11+4reb+7ast, C.Gadley 9+6reb, M.Liyanage 6+1ast
gschID: 184526


Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau 70-59

An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked ETB Wohnbau (10-13) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (9-14) 70-59. The game without a history. Kirchheim Knights led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Marcus Smallwood (198-82, college: N.Illinois, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks. point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Smallwood is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. Guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Terren Harbut (198-83, college: Ohio) added 7 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for ETB Wohnbau. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Finke Baskets. ETB Wohnbau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be league's leader SC Rasta Vechta on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 12+4reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 9+1reb+2ast, A.Cook 8+6reb+6ast, J.Henley 8+7reb+1ast, F.Franke 7+2reb+3ast, T.Harbut 7+10reb+1ast
Kirchheim: M.Smallwood 19+17reb, C.Alexander 15+5reb+3ast, B.Bekteshi 13+3reb+1ast, J.Stommes 12+5reb, S.Adeberg 4+3reb+2ast, T.Burnette 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184523


Finke Baskets - Crailsheim 68-71

A very close game took place in Paderborn between Crailsheim Merlins and Finke Baskets. Twelfth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (10-13) got a very close victory on the road over 13th ranked Finke Baskets (9-14). Crailsheim Merlins managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Josten Crow (193-87, college: Sam Houston St.) who scored 22 points and 4 steals. His fellow American import power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Crow is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Crailsheim Merlins' coach Willie Young used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Vincent Kittmann (201-88) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American guard Jason Jamerson (190-86, college: Grand Valley St.) added 21 points respectively for the hosts. Crailsheim Merlins have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau. Loser Finke Baskets keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Kirchheim. Crailsheim Merlins will meet at home higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Finke Baskets will play against USC Leipzig (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Finke Baskets: J.Jamerson 21+3reb+1ast, V.Kittmann 13+11reb+1ast, B.Rush 11+2reb+2ast, M.Fleischmann 9+1reb+1ast, M.Jost 8+4reb+3ast, R.Aquino 4+4reb+2ast
Crailsheim: J.Crow 22+3reb+2ast, S.Johnson 16+9reb+2ast, P.Friedel 12+2reb+1ast, B.Lischka 7+3reb+1ast, J.Moore 7+4reb+3ast, D.Coleman 3+5reb+4ast
gschID: 184521


Chemnitz - Leipzig 88-69

Very expected game when 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-20) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (12-11) 88-69 on Saturday. The game without a history. BV Chemnitz 99 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to USC Leipzig's 40. They outrebounded USC Leipzig 38-27 including 17 on the offensive glass. BV Chemnitz 99 looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) helped adding 16 points and 7 assists. BV Chemnitz 99's coach Felix Schreier used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Edge Sports) responded with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Kevin Schaffartzik (188-88, college: Sam Houston St.) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. BV Chemnitz 99 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ehingen. USC Leipzig lost twelfth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. BV Chemnitz 99 will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen in the next round. USC Leipzig will play at home against Finke Baskets (#14) in Paderborn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: A.Sollazzo 20+5reb+4ast, W.Simon 16+1ast, K.Schaffartzik 16+6reb+4ast, J.Tyrna 8+7reb, G.McCammon 5+3reb+1ast, N.Freer 4+3reb
Chemnitz: D.Lawson 22+12reb+3ast, T.Ishizaki 16+1reb+7ast, A.Jones 14+5reb, J.Schmidt 9+7reb, R.Cardenas 7+4reb+3ast, P.Stachula 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 184528


NBC - Ehingen 90-82

An interesting game took place in Nurnberg where 6th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (12-11) was upset on the court of ninth ranked NBC (11-12) 90-82 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ehingen/Urspringschule won third quarter 27-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. NBC made 31-of-35 free shots (88.6 percent) during the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American power forward Ronald Thompson (208-81, college: Morehouse) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Russian forward Nikita Khartchenkov (200-87) helped adding 23 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). NBC's coach Martin Ides used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Garrett Williamson (196-88, college: St.Joseph's) responded with 23 points and the other American import forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ehingen/Urspringschule players scored in double figures. NBC moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Heidelberg and Jena. Loser Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. NBC will face higher ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: G.Williamson 23+2reb, A.Calvin 14+8reb+1ast, V.Matthews 14+3reb+3ast, T.Unterluggauer 12+6reb+2ast, M.Mueller 6+2reb+1ast, S.Haukohl 6+1reb
NBC: N.Khartchenkov 23+3reb, R.Thompson 18+9reb+3ast, A.Smith 12+8reb+2ast, S.Schroeder 10, Z.Nixon 9+3reb+5ast, D.McDaniel 8
gschID: 184527


Goettingen - Heidelberg 85-79

Very predictable result when second ranked BG Goettingen (17-6) defeated at home 8th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (11-12) 85-79 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) helped adding 14 points and 5 assists. American forward Ayron Hardy (195-88, college: Jacksonville) responded with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and power forward Oliver Komarek (210-86) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four BG Goettingen and five MLP Academics Heidelberg players scored in double figures. BG Goettingen used an opportunity after Vechta lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser MLP Academics Heidelberg keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost. BG Goettingen will face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against BG Karlsruhe (#5).
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: C.Sargent 17+1reb+2ast, O.Komarek 14+8reb, A.Hardy 11+7reb+4ast, Y.Crowder 10+2reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 10+2reb+1ast, J.Heindel 7+5reb
Goettingen: A.Vargas 22+6reb+3ast, N.Livas 14+2reb+5ast, P.Guede 14+4reb+1ast, M.Grimaldi 12+2reb+1ast, M.Wenzl 9+4reb, R.Harris 6+10reb+3ast
gschID: 184525


Gotha - Jena 87-97

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (8-15) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Science City Jena (11-12) 97-87 on Saturday. Science City Jena dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Oettinger Rockets Gotha's 44. Science City Jena forced 19 Oettinger Rockets Gotha turnovers. It was a great evening for British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 assists. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) helped adding 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Leo Niebuhr (208-86) responded with 23 points and American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) scored 24 points. Five Science City Jena and four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. Science City Jena moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Heidelberg and NBC. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha dropped to the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Science City Jena will face ETB Wohnbau (#12) in Essen in the next round. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play on the road against the league's second-placed BG Goettingen and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Gotha: C.Griffin 24+1reb+1ast, L.Niebuhr 23+3reb+3ast, A.Kuppe 13+5reb+3ast, D.Watson 10+1reb+1ast, T.Baker 8+8reb+1ast, J.Person 5
Jena: C.Roquette 18+3reb+2ast, S.Watts 18+1reb+2ast, L.Jeka 17+4reb+7ast, K.Barker 15+6reb+4ast, T.Schwartz 11+2reb+1ast, K.Wysocki 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184524


Cuxhaven - Vechta 98-91

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (17-6) on the court of fifth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Cuxhaven BasCats 98-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SC Rasta Vechta won third quarter 27-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) scored 19 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Five Cuxhaven BasCats and four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cuxhaven BasCats (14-9) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Karlsruhe. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Goettingen. Cuxhaven BasCats is looking forward to face Crailsheim Merlins (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against Kirchheim Knights (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Vechta: C.Hassan 23+3reb, D.Madrich 21+8reb+2ast, R.Williams 19+1reb+8ast, A.Rudowitz 13+6reb, F.Stuckemann 7+1reb+1ast, B.Fumey 6+6reb
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 24+10reb+2ast, E.Harris 19+6reb+1ast, J.Kelly 14+1reb+8ast, J.Dunbar 13+3reb+2ast, M.Pratt 12+6reb+1ast, M.Rockmann 9+2reb+4ast
gschID: 184522



John Bynum Retires: An Exclusive Interview - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


John Bynum (191-G-78, college: Metro St.) is a 35 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that recently announced his retirement from professional basketball. He played last season for TBB Trier averaging 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 39.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 63.6%. He played this season in the German Pro A for BV Chemnitz 99 (Germany-ProA) playing 21 games avergaing 11,8ppg, 5,2rpg and 3,6apg. He was a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He was a great athlete who could shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He was a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2. can Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. In 2009-2010, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. Last season with TBB Trier, he played 35 games: 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 64.3%. He sat down with Eurobasket talking about his basketball career.

The season isnt even over and you and Chemnitz are going separate ways. A very uncharachteristic thing for you since you always finish the season. Why did the 2012-2013 season come to an abrupt end now?

Yea this is the first time that anything like this had happened in my career and it feels weird but when you don't see eye to eye with certain people about certain things then someone has to go and with 8 weeks left in a season in a playoff race they did what they had to do and someone had to be blamed.


Your 35 now. Is Chemnitz the end of a long basketball career or will you hang on another year?

Yes this year was mentally draining to be honest and I don't want to experience anything like this so I can honestly say that this was it. I had a great run and a long career and met many great people and developed a lot of friendships as well.


You were averaging 31 minutes for Chemnitz and had solid stats with 11,8ppg, 5,2rpg, 3,6apg and 1,5spg. You were one of the important contributers on the team, but was there no way how one could of soothed over any differences between you and others?

I honestly always felt I could do more and that's not a jab at anyone but it was a tough situation to come into. I wasnt able to showcase my strengths on a consistent basis throughout the season. I was trying to fit in most the season instead of doing things that I did well throughout my career.

Your coach Felix Schreier is 23 and you 35. Was the age difference the biggest problem in your relationship with him?

I don't think the age difference was the problem. Felix is a great coach with a lot of potential and a huge upside but I am an outspoken person and very emotional and some people handle it better than others. I have always said what other people think but don't want to say it because they are scared to say it.

You played for 11 professional teams and experienced much, but what were you able to learn from your time in Chemnitz and was it beneficial going through this at age 35 then maybe at age 25?

The one thing that I take from the experience is that you have to look closer into situations before you get involved in them. It isn't always about playing basketball it is about feeling comfortable and when your not comfortable then it is tough maximizing your potential and I am thankful that Chemnitz took a chance on me and believed in me and it is an experience that I will always remember in a lot of positive ways.

18 year old German Kilian Leuteritz got into some games. How has he developed in the last six months and where do you see him in 5 years?

Killian has developed and I think he just has to develop that killer instinct and just believe in his abilities. As far as where do I see him in five years that will be up to him and what he wants to do with his basketball career.

Chemnitz is currently in seventh place with a record of 11-11. Is the competitiveness of the PRO A a reason why Chemnitz isnt better than 500 now?

In my eyes Chemnitz is a better team that .500. I believed we were under achieving. We have a great scorer with ishi, and the best defensive and rebounding big man in the league with Donald Lawson but anyone can beat anyone in pro A and in my eyes not one team stands out no matter the record. It's about winning on the road and if you can't get that done then you will be around .500.


You turned professional in 2001 and in your 12 year professional career, you played in Germany for 10 seasons. Could one say that youre a Germany lover?

I guess I just never wanted to leave. I left Germany after 04-05 and had a terrible experience in Cyprus and after that I just never really wanted to experience anything like that again and just got used to being here and was scared to make a move. I really enjoyed Germany and it is actually home away from home.

Was it just the luck of getting jobs in Germany, or did you really get a soft spot for Germany over time?

Well I for sure got used to things here in Germany and it helps when people know you around different leagues and it was easier to get jobs. I for sure developed a soft spot for Germany, I mean how many people can say your from California and lived in a foreign country for such a long time.

After tearing up the Regionaliga in 2002-2003 with BSG Grevenbroich, did you ever dream that you would have such a long professional career?

I had no idea at that time it was just important for me to keep playing and I played under a great coach Raphael Wilder who gave me a shot and also showed a lot of confidence in me where I could actually play my style and I just took advantage of it and just rode it till the wheels fell off. Without him I wouldn't have been able to make the move up to a higher level.

After some seasons in the Regionaliga and second league, you made the jump to the BBL in 2005 with Bremerhaven and played two seasons there. What was your wake up call to the BBL on the court?

I think it never really hit me until I saw the size of the crowds. I mean we play in front of crowds in the states but after playing in some places where the gyms had volleyball lines all over it actually felt good to see wooden floors and great size arenas and to actually play with everyone who was a professional not just doing it for a hobby.

You played with Judson Wallace in his first two years after coming from Princeton. Did you ever think that he would develop into a top European player playing now for FC Barcelona?

Yes I did. Jud had a huge upside and he was always working on his game. He was a very versatile player that could do a lot on the court. I am glad to see him doing well and it was a good time playing with him in Bremerhaven.

In 2007-2008, you played for the Paderborn Baskets. You played with a lot of very talented guys there. How competitive was the head to head play with Tim Black in practice?

We had a great team in Paderborn. Playing along side guys like Nathan Peavy, Steve Esterkamp, Malik Moore, and Tim Black. I came late and the guys accepted me from day one. Playing with Tim was a great experience, I learned a lot from the time there and It improved my defense for sure having to guard an explosive offensive player like that every day in practice. I also appreciate the chance that Doug Spradley gave me as well.

You sat out the 2008-2009 season because you wanted to start a business. Were you sick of basketball?

I was a little burned out to be honest and wanted to try something different so a buddy and I from home started a youth basketball developmental program (B3 Elite) but after a year or so I began to miss basketball and wanted to get back overseas.


What prompted you to come back to Europe and make a comeback?

Well after coaching my AAU team I just missed being out there and wasn't ready to give it up. I had a great group of kids that I coached and I just had that fire again and felt like I could still play.


After a season in Crailsheim, you got another chance to play in the Beko BBL for TBB Trier. How thrilled were to get another chance at 32 knowing that you still had what it took to play at the top level?

It was great just to have an opportunity to continue my career. I didnt really look at my age but mostly I was thrilled to play for a great coach as well for Henrik Rdl and to try and build a program for Trier as well.

How was your relationship with Henrik Rodl? I always had the feeling that you guys understood each other really well.

The relationship was good, we had a great understanding my first season really well and he is a great coach and I respect his coaching abilities on the court. He tells you what he expects and gets the best out of his players. Off the court he is great and if I needed anything I'm sure he would go out of his way to make sure he could help any possible way he could.


Nate Linhart is having a great season. Will he make the step to a top team in Spain or Italy in the future?

I think sky is the limit for Nate because he is versatile as well. He can defend and finds way to get to the basket and finish around bigger defenders. He can play at a high level and he will get the chance to in my eyes.

What is the most amazing thing that you ever saw Maik Zirbes do on the court with TBB Trier?

Maik is a talented player but one thing that stands out was a block that he had in Bonn to preserve a win on the road in my first year there. I think that was his coming out party and his confidence shot through the roof after that game.

Who was the toughest player that you played against in the Beko BBL?

I think the toughest player was Bobby Brown or Doron Perkins.


What would you like to have fans remember John Bynum (191-G-78, college: Metro St.) for on the court?

I just want fans to remember as a guy who had a good time on the court and loved to compete. I have a couple of personalities but at the same time just someone who liked to win and hated to lose.


You would like to get into coaching. Who is your coaching role model?

Yes I would like to get into coaching so if anyone is looking for a coach next season find me lol. But yes my role model as a coach has to be my college coach and current coach of the Charlotte bobcats Mike Dunlap. I learned so much from him at a young age on and off the court and he is a great role model not just for basketball but in the game of life as well.

What is the most important thing that you learned from Henrik Rodl that you might want to incorporate into your coaching in the future?

I think honesty and getting the most out of your players. He has a great way of communicating with his players and like I said getting people on the same page and his fierce competitive attitude as well.

Would you like to coach in Germany or go back to the States?

I actually would like to stay in Germany to coach. I really don't want to coach college basketball in the states and would like to stay in the pro game.

Will the Denver Nuggets ever win an NBA title in your lifetime?

Yes the Nuggets will win a NBA title in my lifetime. If people keep slipping on them it might happen this season... Lol

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVD I saw was he got game with Denzel Washington and Ray Allen.


Thanks John for the chat. All the best for your further career.




Dawan Robinson Penetrates Phoenix Hagen Into The Ground Leading The Fraport Skyliners To A 81-78 Victory - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

For A Lebron James or Kobe Bryant, scoring 30 plus points in an NBA games is a normal routine and is really as simple for these Americans as it is for Phoenix Hagen 200cm forward American Dino Gregory to swat away at least one ball during a Beko BBL game as he has done most times this season, Telekom Baskets Bonn classic point guard Jared Jordan finding Tony Gaffney last season each game for an ally-op dunk or Walter Tigers Tuebingen big man Ohio native Kenny Frease chewing gum during each game and possibly annoying some opponents and getting them off track with his unorthodox method of using his teeth to get all 100% of the gum. Phoenix Hagen also has something quite unusual to brag about this season besides their almost always potent and annoying run and gun power house offense, that they also have currently four players that have scored 30 plus points in the Beko BBL at some time in their career. American point guard Davin White who has gone from mini Dashaun Wood to a player that is putting up similar Wood type scoring stats from his 2011 MVP season finally eclipsed the 30 point mark last weekend in a crushing win against ratiopharm Ulm where he netted home 33 points as no player could keep him in check. This season, he came close already once in a loss to FC Bayern Munich scoring 29 points. Scoring has been nothing new for White as he has been a scorer all his life once averaging 28ppg in Mexico. Another guy that can shoot out the lights on a regular basis is American David Bell is a guy that can assault any game and already two seasons ago showed his scoring touch in a Phoenix Hagen uniform finishing third in the league scoring. He has a very compact body and could pass for baby Shaq, but he is all business on the court as this season he scored 31 points against the Telekom Baskets Bonn dropping six three pointers. This season, he has been very close to 30 points scoring 29 against FC Bayern Munich and 28 points against Giessen and Bremerhaven. Adam Hess is no stranger to the Beko BBL as he played three seasons for the Artland Dragons. He may not score as much in the past, but still has that scoring touch. In his first season in the Beko BBL in 2005-2006, he lite up BG Karlsruhe for 33 points. The last Hagen player that has scored 30 plus points is Mark Mr fantastic Dorris who is a very spectacular player and could probably make some side money making a weekly dunk contets with his friend Quantez Robertson. Dorris is a type of player like Wood also that can score 30 plus points and on the next night when his team needs his playmaking dish out 10 assists. He already came close this season to the 30 point mark canning 29 against the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg and had good memories of that team scoring 35 back in his first season with Phoenix Hagen in 2010-2011. With so much scoring power with Phoenix Hagen, the Fraport Skyliners had to be very focused defensively not only keeping these four scorers in check, but just giving an all around top defensive performance against the aspiring playoff team. Phoenix Hagen is the quickest team in the league. They have one of the best point guards in the league, great shooters and athletic guys like Larry Gordon and Dino Gregory who makes opponents crazy. I dont think its so important that they have guys that have scored 30 points before in a game, but the most important thing is that they can use all that potential on any given night to their advantage. When they are hot, they can beat any team in the league, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. Phoenix Hagen had five players in double figures, but no player could eclipse the 30 point mark as the Fraport Skyliners never let Phoenix Hagen play their game hanging on in crunch time for the convincing 81-78 win.

After the convincing win against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen last weekend where the Fraport Skyliners snapped their five game losing streak, they came back to work and wanted to win on the road again after losing four games in a row and had to meet the leagues best offense with Phoenix Hagen. After their very disappointing 107-102 loss in Frankfurt against Phoenix Hagen where they let themselves get run into the ground with the opponents run and gun game, they came prepared and this time didnt let themselves get involved with a fast paced game. The Fraport Skyliners won their second game in a row and played nothing like a 17th placed team being the eight placed team Phoenix Hagen. We did a good job controlling the tempo tonight. Robinson did agreat job controlling the tempo. We rebounded very well, played good transition defense and just had the will to win the game at the end, commented Fraport Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. For Phoenix Hagen, they continue to be a very up and down team. Two weeks ago they get crushed by 30 points in Tuebingen, but last week return home and beat top team ratiopharm Ulm. Against the Fraport Skyliners, Phoenix Hagen was unable to play their game as Frankfurt did their notes on how to stop a run and gun system by their opponent. The Fraport Skyliners had a very good game plan and they never let us get into our offensive rhythm. Frankfurt forced us to take shots that we normally dont want to take. They forced us to take bad shots and that showed with our poor shooting percentage, stressed Phoenix Hagen assistant coach Steven Wriedt. For ex Giessen 46er Ryan Brooks after losing so much in Giessen getting another win put an extra smile on his face as well as stopping the biggest strength of Hagen. This was a very important win for me and Laquan Prowell. This was our first back to back wins this season and we really enjoyed it with the team. We did a great job stopping their transition. We watched a lot of video last week and we were advised to sprint back as soon as we scored, because Davin White is always ready to push the ball and it was to our advantage if he saw four blue jerseys back already instead of only one, warned Ryan Brooks.

Dawan Robinson (189-G-82, college: Rhode Island) had been out for eight months because of an injury and after his slow start with the team, some were getting critical of his play, but in the last two weeks, he hast upped his game 108 degrees scoring 21 points against Tuebingen and a game high 25 points against Phoenix Hagen. Robinson is slowly getting fitter each week and it is showing in his play as he is a penetration monster. He is slowly becoming unstoppable as he can do as pleases forcing himself into the lane and almost always finishing with a layup or drawing a smart foul. Robinson got to the rim a lot. We wanted him to run the line and get contested by Dino Gregory, but our help wasnt always there. He really showed that he is a good guard, stressed Oakland, California native David Bell. Robinson wasnt oblivious to the criticism and was as motivated as ever to show the basketball world that there are other strong guards besides a Davin White. I really like the challenge when playing against big time players. I really get sick of hearing how good they are. I try to step up and show that I can play with guys like that. Not only on offense, but also on defense. I take pride in my defense. I remember when I was growing up, I didnt have a good shot and people kept telling me to let him shoot. When the feet are planted is when I have the chance to go around guys. I always try to get the defense off guard, play mind games and change the pace of the game, stressed Dawan Robinson. Robinson is getting more and more respect of his teammates. He has been reading the defense very well in the last two games. He is very smart finds the open man or when he has space penetrates and finshes strong to the hole, added Fraport Skyliner guard Ryan Brooks.

An interesting note for all basketball players concerning hard work and dedication is what makes top players go was the sighting of Davin White as the first player on the court in warm ups 1.45 minutes before game time. Fraport Skyliners young players Johannes Voigtmann and Konstantin Klein were seen in the stands have a long conversation with Phoenix Hagen point guard Ole Wendt. When the game finally did begin, 3,145 people were in the stands and might have been a bit surprised to see Beko BBL top scorer Davin White on the bench. Bernd Kruel sat out the game due to injury and Fraport Skyliner centers Marius Nolte and Johannes Voigtmann didnt play on account of the quick play of Phoenix Hagen. It was important that the Fraport Skyliners wouldnt let Phoenix Hagen get off to a quick start as they took control of the pace early going on a quick 8-2 lead as they got hot fast getting two three pointers from Quantez Robertson and Dawan Robinson. Frankfurt then scored on the fast break as Tez found Robinson for quick points. Robertson continues to have that offensive spirit and zeal as he penetrated hard to the hole finishing with his left hand. Prowell then tested his 50% three point accuracy nailing from the parking lot as Frankfurt led 13-6 Frankfurt quickly showed Phoenix Hagen who was master in their living room not letting them play run and gun and along the way hitting their shots early. However one can never get to comfortable, because if Phoenix Hagen catches you off guard then they can quickly get back into the game going on a 6-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 13-12. Bell started the run with a tough jumper over Klein, Bell then set up Dino Gregory for a thunderous dunk and White made a difficult floater over Danilo Barthel. Ex Artland Dragon Adam Hess then made a free throw to tie the socre at 13-13. However this lightening run didnt discourage Frankfurt as they ended the first quarter strong with their own flash of brilliance going on a 10-2 run to lead 23-15 after one quarter. Frankfurt was finding many ways to score as Robinson hit free throws, Zack peacock snuck inside from the baseline with a reverse lay up and Robinson struck from downtown. Hess finished the first quarter scoring with a three pointer. Frankfurt hurt us with four three pointers. We couldnt stop them and we missed some easy shots, said Phoenix Hagen assistant coach Steven Wriedt. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 40% from the two point area and 80% from outside while Phoenix Hagen was shooting 67% from the two point area and 0% from outside. Frankfurt had the 8-6 rebounding edge and both teams had five turnovers a piece.

The Fraport Skyliners held the lead in the second quarter and led by as much as 12 points before Phoenix Hagen was able to come back and get back into the game and trail by only three points at the intermission. Davin White scored on a fast break as Phoenix Hagen showed really how lethal and fats their transition works. However Frankfurt kept hurting Phoenix Hagen inside as Devin Gibson set up Barthel inside for an easy bucket and Robinson scored on one of typical Ill mow you down if you get in my way penetration and Robertson also scored with his left hand and Prowell connected on a running hook shot as the Fraport Skyliners had the 31-20 advantage. Barthel then smashed home one of his two monster dunks of the night as Quantez Robertson found him inside giving him a bullet pass. Frankfurt then got a taste of what Dino Gregory can do on the defensive end as he got a pair of blocks including denying Tez. Devin Gibson may have been held scoreless the last two games, but his energy on defense remained high as he got a steal which led to a Peacock bucket and 34-24 Skyliner lead. David Bell who is like baby Shaq in a guards body is afraid of nothing and challenged Peacock and hit a huge three pointer over him which was answered by a quick pass from Peacock inside to Prowell for a fast lay in as Frankfurt led 36-29. After a pull up jumper by White, Peacock and Robinson followed with free throws as Frankfurt seemed to be heading into halftime with the comfortable 40-31 lead. However Phoenix Hagen didnt have their feathers ruffled as they started one last spurt catching Frankfurt off guard squirming into the break with a annoying 6-0 run to trail 40-37. Mark Mr fantastic Dorris hit a fade away jumper that looks as beautiful as the sunset in his home town Cincinnati, Gordon scored inside, and White stole the ball from Robinson and mid court and went coast to coast for the lay up. We finally had our rhythm on offense, wore them down a bit and had the better conditioning, stressed Steven Wriedt. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 40% from the three point line while Phoenix Hagen was shooting 50% from the field and 13% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 19-14 rebound edge, but 10 turnovers while Phoenix Hagen had six turnovers.

The third quarter remained the tightest of the game as their were five lead changes and Phoenix Hagen had the slim lead after three quarters. Larry Gordon who last season played in Austria for Furstenfeld and played 59 minutes in a triple overtime game against ex Phoenix Hagen American Quentin Pryor still had much energy helping on the offensive end with a floater over Barthel and nailing a three pointer. For Frankfurt Ryan Brooks was slowly getting warm after playing only 3.32 in the first half after getting hit with two fouls. I was shooting consistent in the second half and my pull up jumper is my biggest strength, added Ryan Brooks. Mark Dorris had been rather quiet in the first half, but he also got going as he scored a lay up and then showed his dunk qualities dunking form the wing after cutting in getting a pretty no look feed from Davin White as Phoenix Hagen led 53-49. Frankfurt then went on an 8-0 run to retake the lead 57-53. Frankfurt took advantage of the Dino Gregory foul trouble scoring easily inside three times from Brooks, Robinson and Prowell. Frankfurt got a bit clumsy coughing up the ball twice to 24 second shot clock violations, but the score of the game came as Danilo Barthel dunked over Abe Lodwick with the sheer brute showing in his face that looked like there will be even harder ones coming in the future. Barthel has dunked so much this season that it is hard to keep up with them. It has been many dunks, but I still like the one against Bonn. I really dont remember the dunk over Lodwick. I will have to check the video, smiled Danilo Barthel. He really sparked Frankfurt. He gave them momentum and did a good job, stressed David Bell. Robinson was very focused with his forceful penetration, but was aware of the damage of Bartel. He is very athletic and has a bright future. He really is a white man that can jump. If he can play with even more confidence then he wont be in Germany that much longer. He can be an euroleague player, warned Dawan Robinson. Wriedt remembers Barthel from years ago. I remember him when he was 16 or 17 when we played them in the PRO A against Heidelberg. He is quick and athletic for his size. When he adds a consistent outside shot then he can be a national player, added Steven Wriedt. The Fraport Skyliners then left sharp shooter Adam Hess open twice and he burned them with consecutive three pointers as Frankfurt trailed 62-61 after three quarters. I thought that we tried to slow down the game a bit too much. We didnt take advantage of getting easy buckets in the third quarter, expressed Dawan Robinson. Phoenix Hagen was shooting 62% from the two point area and 36% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 63% from the two point area and 35% from the parking lot. Phoenix Hagen had the rebound edge 22-21 and only nine turnovers while Frankfurt had 12 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Fraport Skyliners would take the lead and let Phoenix Hagen tie the game twice, but never let them lead again. Robinson started the fourth quarter with a lay in which was met by a Bell jumper over Peacock to tie the game at 64-64. Brooks then got to the free throw line twice hitting only twice and hitting a jumper over Bell as Frankfurt led 68-64. However Phoenix Hagen never gave up going on a mini 4-0 run to dead lock the game at 68-68 as White hit a floater with one second left on the shot clock and Gordon scored inside. Frankfurt continued to hit with consistency as it seemed like they might have decided the game going on a 7-0 run to lead 75-68. Brooks made an off balance jumper, Prowell dropped a three pointer and Barthel muscled down an offensive rebound and put back. Phoenix Hagen continued to fight going on a 5-0 run as Bell got to the free throw line and Gordon nailed a three pointer as Phoenix Hagen trailed 75-73 with two minutes to go. Then came maybe the two most emotional buckets which just kept everybody in awe as both teams just didnt want to lose. Robinson who had had his own penetration clinic scored his most beautiful basket of the evening weaving inside and finishing with a finger tip role as Frankfurt led 77-73, but Davin White struck back with a crunch time three pointer where he was as cool as Larry Bird back in the day at that moment where it mattered most as Frankfurt led only 77-76. The last minute remained exciting as Robinson hit free throws and Bell finished with alay up high off the glass as Frankfurt still led 79-78. With time running out Brooks blocked Bell which led to Robinson scoring on the penetration one last time. Phoenix Hagen then had the chance to send the game into overtime, but White missed from outside giving the Fraport Skyliners the win. Frankfurt executed very well at the end. We werent able to make our shots. They forced White to take a tough shot. We live with him taking tough shots, added David Bell. This was a big win for us. We as the 17th place team beating the 8th place team brought us back into the league. Our fans really supported us tonight. We really worked hard tonight, nothing was easy for us, stressed Fraport Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin. Barthel made a big offensive rebound. Gregory fouling out didnt help us and Robinson was always penetrating which hurt us as well, stressed Steven Wriedt.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Dawan Robinson with 25 points. Ryan Brooks added 14 points and Laquan Prowell chipped in with 13 points. Danilo Barthel produced 11 points, while Quantez Robertson contributed 10 points. Phoenix Hagen was led by Davin White and Adam Hess who both hit for 16 points each. Larry Gordin added 14 points and six rebounds and David Bell chipped in with 11 points and Mark Dorris produced 10 points. The Fraport Sklyiners shot 52% from the field and also won the rebounding duel 32-28. The new players Brooks and Prowell continue to get integrated better as well as finding their rhythm while Dawan Robinson is getting fitter. Frankfurt showed another solid team effort for 40 minutes and continue to show that they are a much better team than what their place in standings shows. Our biggest strength tonight was our rebounding, staying together and team defense, stressed Dawan Robinson. The Fraport Skyliners will have to continue to up their game as the next three games are against Berlin, Ulm and Bamberg. Thier confidence is high as their game is slowly getting into shape.




NIJT Belgrade: USK Future Stars edge Alba for seventh place - by Eurobasket News

IJT USK Future Stars - IJT Alba Berlin 77:74

USK Future Stats occupied the seventh overall position at the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade. They held off Alba Berlin on the final day. Martin Peterka (201-PF-95) notched 17 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists for the Czech side.
USK Future Stars enjoyed an 18:16 lead after ten minutes of action. But Alba erased the deficit and surged ahead for a 35:32 halftime lead. The teams stayed close throughout the third quarter. Alba managed to secure a 56:53 lead at the final intermission. However USK Future Stars exploded with 24 points in the fourth period and snatched a tough win at the end. Vladimir Nemcok (183-PG-95) nailed 16 points, while Marek Hajek, Marek Mares (185-G-96) and Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) accounted for 12 points apiece in the win. Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 30 points for Alba. Niklas Ney (208-C-95) added 13 points for the German side.

IJT USK Future Stars: Martin Peterka 17+18 boards, Vladimir Nemcok 16, Marek Hajek 12, Marek Mares 12, Matej Svoboda 12
IJT Alba Berlin: Ismet Akpinar 30, Niklas Ney 13



Limoges sign Teddy Gipson, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) signed 33-year old American guard Teddy Gipson (193-89kg-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side). He started the season at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 20 games this season he had 10.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the supercup. Gipson also played 16 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. The last season he played at Pau-Lacq-Orthez. In 28 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Gipson also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won French ProB championship title in 2010. Gipson was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Guard of the Year back in 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
Gipson attended University of Arkansas until 2002 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 17-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 15-3 
 3. Panionios 15-3 
 4. PAOK 14-4 
 5. AGOR 11-7 
 6. Apollon Patras 9-9 
 7. Aris 8-10 
 8. Ikaros 6-11 
 9. Kolossos 6-12 
 10. KAOD 5-12 
 11. Ilysiakos 5-13 
 12. Kavala 5-13 
 13. Peristeri GS 5-13 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 24: Panelefsiniakos - AGOR 90-80
Feb. 23: Panionios - Aris 82-75
Feb. 24: PAOK - Kavala 81-69
Feb. 23: Apollon Patras - Kolossos 78-66
Feb. 24: Ilysiakos - Panathinaikos 62-87
Feb. 24: Olympiacos - Peristeri GS 105-57
Feb. 25: Ikaros - KAOD


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos24.7 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 3. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.3 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.2 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.15.6 
 6. Dendy, Kolossos14.9 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros14.5 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.14.2 
 9. Coleman, Kavala13.9 
 10. Grant, Apollon13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.9 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 3. Jankovic, Panionios7.4 
 4. Faye, Ikaros7.2 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.7 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.7 
 7. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 8. Kanonidis, Periste.6.1 
 9. Haritopoulos, PAOK5.9 
 10. Asimakopoulo., Ar.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.3 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.4.3 
 5. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 6. McGrath, PA.3.8 
 7. Papantoniou, Peris.3.8 
 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. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Petway, AGOR2.8 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.4 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.2 
 5. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 6. Faye, Ikaros1.1 
 7. Powell, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios0.9 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 10. Wyatt, Ikaros0.8 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.6 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.1 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.3 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio18.2 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.1 
 6. Vranjes, Pagrati16.7 
 7. Kitsoulis, OFI16.6 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.15.7 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi15.4 
 10. Karydas, Koroivos14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.4 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.4 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.3 
 5. Manousos, Doxa L.7.7 
 6. Sklavos, Pagrati7.6 
 7. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.2 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.6 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.6 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.0 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Katsares, Trikalla3.8 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.8 
 8. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.6 
 9. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.5 
 10. Govas, Arkadikos3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Thodoris TSIOTRAS
  Arkadikos
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.5 
 2. Katsares, Trikalla2.4 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.1 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.9 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.9 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.8 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.1.7 
 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. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 6. Pelkic, Irakleio0.7 
 7. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.7 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.7 
 9. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 10. Noeas, Koroivos0.6 


Giannis Kakiouzis claims Greek A2 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) put on an amazing game in the last round for Lavrio and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 34-year old forward had a double-double of 31 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Filathlitikos (#1, 14-3) 62-75. Lavrio maintains the 6th position in Greek A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lavrio will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 10-7 record. Kakiouzis has many years of experience at Lavrio, through which he has constantly improved. Giannis Kakiouzis averages this season 16.6ppg and 7.6rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old former international forward Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81, agency: FCM) of Trikalla. Charismidis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Trikalla to another comfortable win 83-68 over the lower-ranked OFI (#13, 4-13) being unquestionably team leader. Trikalla's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 13-4 record is not bad at all. Charismidis is well-known by Trikalla fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos (#4). Tomic scored 22 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Koroivos, leading his team to a 80-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (#12, 4-13). Koroivos needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 5 lost games. Tomic has a very solid season. In 16 games in Greece he scored 14.8ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, FGP: 65.8% and 3PT: 46.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) of Pagrati - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Petros Noeas (204-F-87) of Koroivos - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Bojan Pelkic (206-F-83) of Irakleio - 22 points and 9 rebounds
7. Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) of Doxa Lefkadas - 17 points and 10 rebounds
8. Marko Pavlovic (210-C-86) of Pagrati - 16 points and 10 rebounds
9. Kostas Balafas (200-F-80) of OFI - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Theodoros Georgitsis (205-C/F-83) of Ermis Lagkada - 14 points and 8 rebounds

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



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 16-5 
 2. Atomeromu 16-5 
 3. Kaposvari 15-6 
 4. Jaszberenyi 13-8 
 5. Soproni 11-10 
 6. Falco-Szova 10-10 
 7. Kormend 10-11 
 8. PVSK Pannon 9-12 
 9. Szedeak 8-13 
 10. ZTE KK 8-13 
 11. Marso NYKK 7-14 
 12. FS Debrecen 2-18 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 23: Jaszberenyi - ZTE KK 90-62
Feb. 23: Szedeak - Kormend 85-87
Feb. 23: Kaposvari - Soproni 80-65
Feb. 23: PVSK Pannon - Atomeromu 64-80
Feb. 23: Marso NYKK - Albacomp 63-94
Feb. 27: Falco-Szova - FS Debrecen


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Spica, Kaposvari20.6 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari20.5 
 3. Smith, FS Debrecen20.4 
 4. Swanston, Kapos.20.4 
 5. Nelson, Marso N.20.2 
 6. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 7. Legion, PVSK P.19.7 
 8. Wood, Albacomp19.5 
 9. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.4 
 10. Shaw, Kormend18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Jaszbere.
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.2 
 2. Davis, Marso N.9.0 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.2 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.0 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.9 
 7. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 8. Keller, Albacomp7.8 
 9. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.6 
 10. Smith, FS Debrec.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  Atomeromu
  (189-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Williams, Atomeromu6.6 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.5 
 3. Thomas, Soproni6.0 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.5 
 6. Nelson, Marso N.5.3 
 7. Copeland, ZTE K.5.3 
 8. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.6 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.4 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari3.0 
 3. Smith, FS Debrecen2.5 
 4. Moore, Albacomp2.4 
 5. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 6. Davis, Marso N.2.3 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.1 
 8. Jones, Szedeak2.0 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 10. Williams, Atomero.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Albacomp
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Keller, Albacomp1.1 
 2. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 3. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Smith, FS Debrecen0.8 
 6. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 7. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 8. Csorvasi, Szedeak0.6 
 9. Fey, Falco-Szova0.6 
 10. Ivosev, Falco-Sz.0.6 



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  ICELAND   

Standings - Iceland Express League

Express L. Standings
 1. Grindavik 14-4 
 2. Snaefell 13-4 
 3. Thor Thorl 13-5 
 4. Keflavik 12-5 
 5. Stjarnan 11-7 
 6. KR 9-8 
 7. Njardvik 9-9 
 8. Skallagrimur 6-11 
 9. Tindastoll 5-12 
 10. KFI 5-13 
 11. IR 4-13 
 12. Fjolnir 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 24: KFI - Njardvik 93-119
Feb. 24: Fjolnir - Thor Thorl 93-105
Feb. 24: Stjarnan - Grindavik 104-82
Feb. 25: Tindastoll - Snaefell
Feb. 25: KR - IR
Feb. 25: Skallagrimur - Keflavik


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 34.6
 1. Pitts, KFI34.6 
 2. Palm, IR26.6 
 3. Smith, Thor Thorl26.6 
 4. Medlock, Skallagri.25.0 
 5. Broussard, Grind.22.5 
 6. Craion, Keflavik22.4 
 7. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.3 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan21.9 
 9. Zeglinski, Grindav.21.7 
 10. Quaintance, Skall.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Van, Njardvik14.6 
 2. Craion, Keflavik13.7 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.12.9 
 4. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 5. Valentine, Tindast.9.9 
 6. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 7. Mills, Stjarnan9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.2 
 9. Jackson, Thor Thorl8.8 
 10. Flake, Thor Thorl8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.7 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan8.7 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.3 
 4. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.6 
 5. Gibson, Tindastoll6.3 
 6. Williams, IR6.2 
 7. Smith, Thor Thorl5.8 
 8. Fridriksson, Njard.4.8 
 9. Valsson, Keflavik4.8 
 10. Moore, Njardvik4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Skalla.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Quaintance, Skalla.2.8 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.2.6 
 3. Moore, Njardvik2.5 
 4. Broussard, Grind.2.4 
 5. Williams, IR2.3 
 6. Pitts, KFI2.2 
 7. Threatt, Snaefell2.1 
 8. Viggosson, Tindast.2.1 
 9. Jonsson, Thor Thorl2.0 
 10. Valentine, Tindas.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.4 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.3 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.1.7 
 4. Bradshaw, KFI1.5 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 6. Van, Njardvik1.3 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.1.2 
 8. Acox, KR1.2 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.0 
 10. Eiriksson, Skalla.0.8 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Valur 11-1 
 2. Hamar 10-3 
 3. Haukar 10-3 
 4. Hottur 9-4 
 5. Breidablik 7-7 
 6. Thor AK 6-6 
 7. FSU 6-7 
 8. Reynir S. 2-11 
 9. IA 2-11 
 10. Augnablik 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 24: IA - Thor AK 93-106
Feb. 24: Augnablik - FSU 78-87
Feb. 22: Reynir S. - Hottur 64-89
Feb. 22: Valur - Haukar 59-89
Feb. 22: Hamar - Breidablik 106-89


Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Germany:
MBC 67 Ewe Basket 75. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 21 points for MBC
Tubingen 93 MBC 80 Hordur Vilhjalmsson 15 points.
Spain:
Real Madrid 104 Assignia manresa 70 Haukur palsson 2 points, 2 rebounds for Manresa
CAI Zaragoza 75 Cajasol 67. Jon Stefansson 2 points and 2 assist for CAI
Assignia Manresa 88 FIAT Joventut 92. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) 7 points and 2 boards for manresa,
France:
Chartres 69 Angers BC 58. Logi Gunnarsson 10 points 2 boards and 1 assist for Angers
Sweden:
Sodertalje Kings 100 Sundsvall Dragons 94 Jakob Sigurdarson 17 points & 4 rebounds. Hlynur Baeringsson 15 points and 6 rebounds for Dragons



Division 1 results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Valur 82. Hottur 77.
Chris Woods 20 pts for Valur Frisco Sandidge ( Agent ICEBASKET) (198-F-87, college: Delaware St.) 27 for Hottur
Augnablik 83 Thor Ak 85.
Birkir Gunnlaugsson & Sigmar Bjornsson 21 each for Augnablik. Olafur Ingvason 22 for Thor
Hamar 106 Breidablik 89
Jerry Hollis 28. Orn Sigurdsson 24 Thorsteinn Ragnarsson 21 for Hamar. Chris matthews 21 for Breidablik
Reynir 64 Hottur 89
Gudmundur Gunnarsson 21 for Reynir. Frisco Sandidge 49 for Hottur
Valur 59 Haukar 89.
Ragnar Gylfason 19 for Valur. Haukur Oskarsson 27 for Haukar.
Augnablik 78 FSU 87
Agust Angantysson 24 for Augnablik. Ari Gylfason and Mike Brunell 25 each for FSU
IA 93. Thor Ak 106.
Kevin King Jolley 27 for IA. Darco Milosevic 23 for Thor.





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  INDONESIA   

Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 14-1 
 2. Pelita Jaya 14-2 
 3. Garuda 12-3 
 4. Satria Muda 12-4 
 5. CLS Knights 11-5 
 6. Stadium Jak. 8-7 
 7. Hangtuah 8-8 
 8. Bimasakti 6-11 
 9. Satya Wacana 4-12 
 10. Pacific Caesar 3-13 
 11. NSH GMC Riau 2-14 
 12. Tonga BSC 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 23: Bimasakti - Tonga BSC 93-87
Feb. 23: NSH GMC Riau - Pacific Caesar 71-67
Feb. 23: Hangtuah - Garuda 63-66
Feb. 23: Dell Aspac - Satria Muda 61-52


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.15.1 
 2. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.14.9 
 3. Prawiro, Dell Aspac14.1 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya13.2 
 5. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.8 
 6. Utomo, CLS Knights12.6 
 7. Sabara, Pacific12.6 
 8. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.12.4 
 9. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.4 
 10. Sucipto, NSH G.10.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Sabara, Pacific10.1 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.9.6 
 3. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.3 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.8.6 
 5. Nolland, Garuda8.3 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.7.9 
 7. Sucipto, NSH G.7.8 
 8. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.7 
 9. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.6 
 10. Prasetyo, Hangtu.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.8 
 2. Gerungan, Dell A.3.9 
 3. Sartika, Bimasakti3.9 
 4. Muharri, CLS K.3.9 
 5. Indra, Pacific3.5 
 6. Wijaya, Garuda3.5 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.4 
 8. Sucipto, Satya W.3.2 
 9. Ramadhani, Dell As.2.9 
 10. Abraham, Satya W.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.2 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.0 
 3. Sucipto, NSH G.2.8 
 4. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.6 
 5. Michel, Satria Muda2.3 
 6. Nolland, Garuda2.3 
 7. Dewanto, Pelita J.2.2 
 8. Wijaya, Garuda2.2 
 9. Prasetyo, Tonga B.1.9 
 10. Pratama, Garuda1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Rony GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.2.1 
 2. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.9 
 3. Nugroho, Satya W.1.9 
 4. Ruslan, Stadium1.8 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.6 
 6. Teguh, Hangtuah1.6 
 7. Gunawan, Satria M.1.4 
 8. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 9. Junaidi, Hangtuah1.2 
 10. Nasution, Satya1.1 


NBL Round 25: Stadium Jakarta is defeated by Satria Muda in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jakarta: Satria Muda (#4) and Stadium Jakarta (#6). Stadium Jakarta was defeated at home 61-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-61. Satria Muda outrebounded Stadium Jakarta 53-29 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Stadium Jakarta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Galank Gunawan (194-87) chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side Yan Pattikawa (193-82) responded with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda (12-3) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Stadium Jakarta at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hangtuah. Satria Muda are looking forward to face league's second-placed Dell Aspac in Jakarta in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Stadium Jakarta will have a break next round.
The game in Surabaya was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Pelita Jaya (14-2) played at the court of 5th ranked CLS Knights (11-5). Pelita Jaya managed to secure a 8-point victory 71-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CLS Knights. The former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) nailed 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Ary Chandra accounted for 19 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Dian Heryadi (194-80) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for CLS Knights in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. CLS Knights at the other side keep the fifth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 25 Bimasakti lost to Satya Wacana on the opponent's court 73-80.


Group Malang
Stadium Jak. - Satria Muda 61-74

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jakarta: Satria Muda (#4) and Stadium Jakarta (#6). Stadium Jakarta was defeated at home 61-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-61. Satria Muda outrebounded Stadium Jakarta 53-29 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Stadium Jakarta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Galank Gunawan (194-87) chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side Yan Pattikawa (193-82) responded with 8 points and 5 rebounds and Dino Leonardo (188-86) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda (12-3) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Stadium Jakarta at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hangtuah. Satria Muda are looking forward to face league's second-placed Dell Aspac in Jakarta in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Stadium Jakarta will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: R.Gunawan 25+12reb+5ast, V.Michel 15+6reb+2ast, G.Gunawan 11+11reb+1ast, F.Julius Ahmad 8+3reb+2ast, K.Argadiba 4+1reb, F.Julius Achmad 4+3reb+1ast
Stadium Jak.: M.Ferdiansyah 11+1reb, D.Leonardo 8+6reb, R.Ruslan 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Pattikawa 8+5reb+1ast, R.Ariestedes 7+1reb, F.Budianto 6+1reb
gschID: 231904


CLS Knights - Pelita Jaya 63-71

The game in Surabaya was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Pelita Jaya (14-2) played at the court of 5th ranked CLS Knights (11-5). Pelita Jaya managed to secure a 8-point victory 71-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CLS Knights. It looked good early as CLS Knights took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Pelita Jaya had a 20-15 second period charge getting the lead and CLS Knights were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-71. Pelita Jaya made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while CLS Knights only scored ten points from the stripe. Pelita Jaya forced 24 CLS Knights turnovers. CLS Knights were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) nailed 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Ary Chandra (182-84) accounted for 19 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Dian Heryadi (194-80) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Tony Agus (191-86) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for CLS Knights in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. CLS Knights at the other side keep the fifth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pelita Jaya: P.Indrawan 20+7reb+2ast, A.Chandra 19+7reb+1ast, K.Purwanto 9+6reb+6ast, F.Dini 8+9reb, D.Aryo Dewanto 7+1reb+4ast, F.Damanik 6+7reb+1ast
CLS Knights: T.Agus 13+6reb+1ast, D.Heryadi 13+11reb+1ast, R.Utomo 9+3reb+2ast, S.Febiansyakh 9+3reb+2ast, H.Herman 6+6reb, D.Muharri 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 231903


Satya Wacana - Bimasakti 80-73

There was a minor upset in Salatiga where 8th ranked Bimasakti (5-11) was defeated by tenth ranked Satya Wacana (4-12) 80-73. Satya Wacana brought some defensive toughness making 14 blocks. Bimasakti was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Budi Sucipto (169-88) nailed 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and guard Yo Sua (180-91) accounted for 21 points and 6 rebounds. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) came up with 9 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for Bimasakti in the defeat. Bimasakti's coach Bill McCammon rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Satya Wacana moved-up to ninth place. Bimasakti at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Satya Wacana will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bimasakti will play at home against Tonga BSC (#12) in Jakarta and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: Y.Sua 21+6reb+2ast, B.Sucipto 19+6reb+4ast, L.Gunawan 10+7reb+1ast, J.Lolowang 9+1reb, F.Nugroho 7+11reb+1ast, A.Abraham 5+3reb+3ast
Bimasakti: Y.Dwi Priasmoro 19+2reb+5ast, M.Indra 12+4reb+5ast, U.Gendro Maryono 11+5reb, B.Rizky Ardiansyah 9+14reb+5ast, H.Gunawan 8+3reb+1ast, R.Dwi Purnomo 4+2reb
gschID: 231902



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

25-year old forward Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Dell Aspac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Hangtuah (#7, 8-7) 71-60. It allowed Dell Aspac to consolidate first place in the Indonesian league. Dell Aspac has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 13-1. Regowo has many years of experience at Dell Aspac, through which he has constantly improved. Regowo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 12.9ppg) and rebounds (3rd best: 9.4rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Vinton Nolland (194-PF-82) of Garuda. He is a forward in his second season at Garuda. In the last game Nolland recorded impressive 4 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Garuda to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Pacific Caesar (#9, 3-12) 80-35. This victory allowed Garuda to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 11-3 record is not bad at all. Nolland is well-known at Garuda and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) of league's second-best Pelita Jaya. Poedjakesuma scored 17 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Pelita Jaya, leading his team to a 95-51 easy win against the lower-ranked Tonga BSC (#12, 1-14). Pelita Jaya is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 13-2 record is not that bad... Poedjakesuma has a very solid season. In 15 games in Indonesia he scored 10.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chandistira Pranatyo (185-SG-89) of Garuda - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) of Dell Aspac - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ferdinand Damanik (196-C-88) of Pelita Jaya - 11 points and 7 rebounds
7. A. A. Ngurah Budidharma (179-G-90) of CLS Knights - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jonathan Elyaday (175-G-92) of Garuda - 4 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Ahmad Junaidi (188-F-90) of Hangtuah - 12 points and 4 rebounds
10. Samuel Kurniahu (186-F-83) of Pelita Jaya - 6 points and 8 rebounds

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



Indonesian NBL round 25 best performance: Rony Gunawan - by Eurobasket News

Former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) had a very impressive game in the last round for Satria Muda, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Stadium Jak. (#7, 8-7) 74-61. Satria Muda is placed at 3rd position in Indonesian NBL. They are still close to the very top. Satria Muda would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 12-3 record. In the team's last game Gunawan had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Satria Muda, through which he has constantly improved. Rony Gunawan has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 8.7rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-C-85) of league's leader Pelita Jaya. Indrawan had a very good evening with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Pelita Jaya cruised to a 71-63 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked CLS Knights (#5, 11-5). This victory allowed Pelita Jaya to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 14 matches. Indrawan is one of the most experienced players at Pelita Jaya and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Budi Sucipto (169-G-88) of Satya Wacana (#9). Sucipto showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Satya Wacana, leading his team to a 80-73 win against slightly higher-ranked Bimasakti (#8, 5-11). Satya Wacana can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Sucipto he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Sucipto has individually a great season in Indonesia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 2.8rpg (7th best) and assists with 3.2apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Galank Gunawan (194-PF-87) of Satria Muda - 11 points and 11 rebounds
5. Firman Nugroho (201-C-90) of Satya Wacana - 7 points and 11 rebounds
6. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-PF-90) of Bimasakti - 9 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Vamiga Michel (191-SF-92) of Satria Muda - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ary Chandra (182-F-84) of Pelita Jaya - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Dian Heryadi (194-F/C-80) of CLS Knights - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-SG-89) of Bimasakti - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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



NBL Round 26: Dell Aspac keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

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

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Dell Aspac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Dell Aspac defeated 3rd ranked Satria Muda in Jakarta 61-52. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Satria Muda. The game without a history. Dell Aspac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Dell Aspac forced 20 Satria Muda turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) who scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 19 points. Guard Arki Wisnu (187-88) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Satria Muda's coach Octaviarro Romely rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Dell Aspac have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Satria Muda at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Dell Aspac will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Tonga BSC. It will be extra interesting game as Tonga BSC is their local rival from Jakarta.
Important game to mention about took place in Pandang. Fourth ranked Garuda (12-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Hangtuah (8-8) 66-63 on Saturday evening. Vinton Nolland (194-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Wendha Wijaya contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Mei Joni (188-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for Hangtuah. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Garuda have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Hangtuah at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. Garuda will play against CLS Knights (#5) in Surabaya in the next round. Hangtuah will play on the road against Pacific Caesar in Surabaya and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 26 Pacific Caesar was defeated by NSH GMC Riau in a road game 71-67. Bimasakti beat Tonga BSC at home 93-87.
The best stats of 26th round was 38 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds by Bima Rizky Ardiansyah of Bimasakti.


Group Malang
Dell Aspac - Satria Muda 61-52

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Dell Aspac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Dell Aspac defeated 3rd ranked Satria Muda in Jakarta 61-52. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Satria Muda. The game without a history. Dell Aspac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Dell Aspac forced 20 Satria Muda turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) who scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 19 points. Guard Arki Wisnu (187-88) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and Galank Gunawan (194-87) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Satria Muda's coach Octaviarro Romely rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Dell Aspac have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Satria Muda at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Dell Aspac will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Tonga BSC. It will be extra interesting game as Tonga BSC is their local rival from Jakarta.
Top scorers:
Dell Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 19+3ast, X.Prawiro 11+6reb+2ast, P.Regowo 11+9reb+3ast, R.Effendi 8+6reb+1ast, I.Thoyib 6+11reb+1ast, W.Jati 4+4reb
Satria Muda: A.Wisnu 11+5reb+2ast, F.Julius Ahmad 9+5reb, R.Gunawan 6+8reb+1ast, G.Gunawan 6+9reb+1ast, F.Susanto 5+7reb, V.Michel 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 231907


NSH GMC Riau - Pacific Caesar 71-67

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 10th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-13) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked NSH GMC Riau (2-14) 71-67. Pacific Caesar was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 27-15 charge of NSH GMC Riau, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 25 Pacific Caesar turnovers. Strangely Pacific Caesar outrebounded NSH GMC Riau 57-37 including a 41-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pacific Caesar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds. Reza Israelli (182-82) contributed with 9 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Gege Nagata (185-88) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and Airlangga Sabara (190-85) added 14 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Pacific Caesar. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. NSH GMC Riau maintains eleventh position with 2-14 record. Pacific Caesar lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 13 games lost. NSH GMC Riau will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar will play at home against Hangtuah (#7) in Pandang and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC Riau: J.Sucipto 24+13reb+1ast, R.Febriyan 12+4reb+1ast, R.Israelli 9+7reb+1ast, L.Alfian Eka Koswara 8, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 6+5reb+3ast, Y.Efendi 5+3reb
Pacific Caesar: G.Nagata 21+7reb+1ast, A.Sabara 14+13reb+1ast, H.Listiyono 9+6reb+3ast, E.Sasmito 9+9reb+2ast, D.Kurniawan 6+1reb+1ast, M.Fauzia 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 231906


Hangtuah - Garuda 63-66

Important game to mention about took place in Pandang. Fourth ranked Garuda (12-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Hangtuah (8-8) 66-63 on Saturday evening. Hangtuah was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Vinton Nolland (194-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. The former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Garuda players scored in double figures. Guard Mei Joni (188-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Jekky Sagala (175-87) added 13 points in the effort for Hangtuah. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Garuda have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Hangtuah at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. Garuda will play against CLS Knights (#5) in Surabaya in the next round. Hangtuah will play on the road against Pacific Caesar in Surabaya and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Garuda: W.Wijaya 13+6reb+4ast, F.Minallah 12+6reb, C.Gideon 12+8reb+1ast, V.Nolland 11+13reb+3ast, D.Pratama 10+5reb+1ast, H.Agustinus 4
Hangtuah: M.Joni 23+10reb, J.Sagala 13+3reb+3ast, H.Hardianus 9+7reb+2ast, I.Teguh Teguh 7+7reb+1ast, S.Liogu 4+3reb, E.Bukit 4+1reb
gschID: 231908


Bimasakti - Tonga BSC 93-87

No shocking result in a game in Sakti where eighth ranked Bimasakti (6-11) defeated bottom-ranked Tonga BSC (1-15) 93-87. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Bimasakti dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Tonga BSC's 34. They outrebounded Tonga BSC 44-26 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tonga BSC was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) contributed with 21 points and 4 steals for the winners. Bimasakti's coach Bill McCammon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Haritsa Herlusdityo (180-89) replied with 32 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) added 15 points, 9 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Tonga BSC. Bimasakti maintains eighth position with 6-11 record. Tonga BSC lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Bimasakti will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tonga BSC will play at home against the league's leader Dell Aspac (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Bimasakti: B.Rizky Ardiansyah 38+17reb+2ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 21+2reb+1ast, H.Gunawan 14+5reb+2ast, S.Cahyadi 6+2reb, M.Indra 6+8reb+1ast, U.Gendro Maryono 4
Tonga BSC: H.Herlusdityo 32+5reb+3ast, H.Kurniawan 16+1reb+2ast, R.Orlando Uneputty 15+1reb+9ast, M.Hardian Wicaksono 8+3reb+2ast, A.Rahmat 6+8reb+2ast, R.Ongkowijoyo 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 231905



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UL Eagles 14-4 
 2. UCC Demons 13-6 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 11-8 
 4. Ballon Inter 7-10 
 5. DCU Saints 7-10 
 6. Moycullen 7-11 
 7. Killester 7-12 
 8. UCD Marian 7-12 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 23: Moycullen - UCC Demons 85-80
Feb. 23: B.Gais Neptune - Ballon Inter 81-85
Feb. 23: UL Eagles - UCD Marian 72-78
Feb. 24: Moycullen - DCU Saints


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen22.7 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian21.8 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles21.4 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.21.4 
 5. Walker, UCC Demons19.8 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles16.1 
 7. Glover, DCU Saints14.8 
 8. O''Sullivan, UCC D.13.6 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons13.5 
 10. Summers, Killester13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.4 
 2. Walker, UCC Demons12.7 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.11.8 
 4. Sullivan, Moycullen11.6 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.3 
 7. Foley, UCD Marian7.9 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints7.6 
 9. Tummon, Moycullen7.1 
 10. Trimmer, DCU S.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.7.9 
 2. Camps, Moycullen7.5 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles4.6 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.4.6 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.1 
 6. Walsh, B.Gais N.3.7 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.3.3 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.3.3 
 9. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.1 
 10. Anderson, DCU S.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles2.7 
 2. Camps, Moycullen2.5 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.2.2 
 4. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.2 
 5. Anderson, DCU S.2.1 
 6. Summers, Killester2.1 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.1.8 
 8. Kinevane, UL Eagl.1.7 
 9. Noonan, B.Gais N.1.7 
 10. McLoughlin, B.Gai.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.9 
 2. Walker, UCC Demons2.2 
 3. Stapleton, B.Gais2.1 
 4. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.8 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.7 
 7. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. O''Brien, Killester0.9 
 9. Quigley, UL Eagles0.8 
 10. Taylor, UL Eagles0.6 



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 17-1 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 11-7 
 3. Hapoel J-M 10-7 
 4. Maccabi Haifa 10-7 
 5. Netanya 9-9 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 9-9 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 8-10 
 8. Maccabi Ashdod 7-10 
 9. Galil Gilboa 7-11 
 10. Hapoel T-A 7-11 
 11. Hapoel Holon 6-12 
 12. Elizur Ashkelon 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 24: Galil Gilboa - Netanya 96-75
Feb. 24: Maccabi Rishon - Bnei Hasharon 88-82
Feb. 24: Hapoel Eilat - Hapoel T-A 76-59
Feb. 24: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel Holon 73-66
Feb. 25: Elizur Ashkelon - Hapoel J-M
Feb. 25: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi Ashdod


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.20.0 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.4 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.1 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi18.0 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.8 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.7 
 7. Collins, Maccabi17.2 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.17.1 
 9. Wright, Maccabi16.8 
 10. Warren, Maccabi16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.13.0 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.7 
 3. Thomas, Maccabi9.9 
 4. Wright, Maccabi9.8 
 5. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.7 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.6 
 7. Calathes, Maccabi9.6 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.1 
 9. Washington, Netan.8.8 
 10. Caracter, Bnei H.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi Haifa
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.5 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi5.1 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.6 
 5. Collins, Maccabi4.5 
 6. Perry, Elizur A.4.4 
 7. Bradley, Netanya4.3 
 8. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.2 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 10. Israeli, Maccabi4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Netan.2.6 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.2 
 4. Berkowitz, Bnei H.2.2 
 5. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.2 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.1 
 7. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 9. Fells, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 10. Yavzuri, Galil Gi.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.7 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.9 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.7 
 4. Caracter, Bnei H.1.5 
 5. Wright, Maccabi1.4 
 6. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 7. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.3 
 8. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.3 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi1.2 
 10. Thomas, Maccabi1.2 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

SerieA Standings
 1. Cimberio VA 16-4 
 2. Banco di Sard. 16-4 
 3. Montepaschi 14-6 
 4. Cantu 13-7 
 5. Acea Virtus RM 13-7 
 6. EA7 Armani 12-8 
 7. Umana VE 11-9 
 8. Trenkwalder RE 11-9 
 9. Enel Brindisi 10-10 
 10. JuveCaserta 8-12 
 11. Vanoli CR 8-12 
 12. SAIE3 BO