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  ALGERIA   


Standings

D1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. GS Petroliers 4-0 
 2. CSMC 3-1 
 3. CRB Dar El-B. 3-1 
 4. US Setif 3-1 
 5. Staoueli 2-2 
 6. USM Blida 1-3 
 7. Arreridj 0-4 
 8. WA Boufarik 0-4 
Places 9-20
 1. CSMB 10-4 
 2. USM Alger 8-8 
 3. Skikda 8-8 
 4. O Batna 8-8 
 5. Trefle BB Blida 8-10 
 6. NAH Dey 7-8 
 7. COBB 5-11 
 8. MS Cherchell 5-12 
 9. Sidi-bel-Abbes 4-14 
 10. CR Bir Khadem 3-14 
 11. CRB Temouch. 1-15 
 12. Annaba 0-15 
Stage One Standings


D1 Round 4 (Second Stage): Undefeated USS loses their first game against GS Petroliers - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated USS (3-1) in Setif on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by GS Petroliers (4-0) 72-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USS. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. GS Petroliers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Newly promoted USS keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with CRB Dar El-B. and CSMC.
Bottom-ranked Arreridj (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked CRB Dar El-B. (3-1) 105-61. CRB Dar El-B. moved-up to second place, which they share with US Setif and CSMC. Arreridj at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with WA Boufarik.
Bottom-ranked WA Boufarik (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Staoueli (2-2) 69-63 on Saturday evening. Staoueli maintains fifth position with 2-2 record. Loser WA Boufarik still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Arreridj.
The game in Blida supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked CSMC (3-1) played at the court of 6th ranked USMB (1-3). CSMC smashed USMB 82-52. CSMC moved-up to second place, which they share with CRB Dar El-B. and US Setif. Newly promoted USMB keeps the sixth position with three games lost.


USM Blida - CSMC 52-82

The game in Blida supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked CSMC (3-1) played at the court of 6th ranked USMB (1-3). CSMC smashed USMB 82-52. CSMC moved-up to second place, which they share with CRB Dar El-B. and US Setif. Newly promoted USMB keeps the sixth position with three games lost.
gschID: 238694


US Setif - GS Petroliers 69-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated USS (3-1) in Setif on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by GS Petroliers (4-0) 72-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USS. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. GS Petroliers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Newly promoted USS keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with CRB Dar El-B. and CSMC.
gschID: 238693


CRB Dar El-B. - Arreridj 105-61

Bottom-ranked Arreridj (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked CRB Dar El-B. (3-1) 105-61. CRB Dar El-B. moved-up to second place, which they share with US Setif and CSMC. Arreridj at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with WA Boufarik.
gschID: 238692


WA Boufarik - Staoueli 63-69

Bottom-ranked WA Boufarik (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Staoueli (2-2) 69-63 on Saturday evening. Staoueli maintains fifth position with 2-2 record. Loser WA Boufarik still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Arreridj.
gschID: 238691



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  ARGENTINA   

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.19.1 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.3 
 5. Lewis, La Union16.6 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.2 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.15.9 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.3 
 9. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
 10. Pau, Olimpico LB14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.10.8 
 2. Phillip, Quebradil.10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.3 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.2 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Libertad.6.9 
 10. Lewis, La Union6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.4 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 6. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 7. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 10. Treise, Libertad3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, La Union1.7 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.5 
 6. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 7. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 8. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 9. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 5. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 6. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Weigand, Argentino0.8 
 9. Espinoza, Obras0.8 
 10. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Tamm, Tarvas18.1 
 2. Orelikas, Rudupis17.9 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.17.7 
 4. Raadik, Parnu17.4 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.1 
 6. Brown, Naglis P.14.6 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.5 
 8. Matulionis, Parnu14.4 
 9. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.3 
 10. Samenas, Siauliai14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Cain, Barons k.11.4 
 2. Raadik, Parnu10.8 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.9.4 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera7.9 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.7 
 6. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.2 
 7. Varnelis, Juventus7.0 
 8. Matyukevych, Bars.6.7 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis6.4 
 10. Kuzminskas, Siaul.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.7 
 2. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.2 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.8 
 6. Viskontas, Juvent.3.8 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.8 
 8. Artamonov, Siauliai3.5 
 9. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.4 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava3.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.5 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.9 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera1.9 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo1.8 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava1.8 
 7. Matulionis, Parnu1.8 
 8. Tamm, Tarvas1.8 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.5 
 10. Valeika, Rudupis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Petrukonis, Juven.1.8 
 3. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.7 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.1.4 
 5. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.1 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.1.0 
 7. Cain, Barons k.0.9 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai0.8 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.8 


Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Awards - by Simas

Player of the Year: Gediminas Orelikas of Rudupis
Guard of the Year: Donald Sims of Ventspils
Forward of the Year: Gediminas Orelikas of Rudupis
Center of the Year: Frank Elegar of Kalev/Cramo



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  BELARUS   

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
Championship
 1. Grodno-93 29-1 
 2. Sozh Gomel 20-10 
 3. Svisloch 13-17 
 4. Rubon 12-18 
Play-Out
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk II 12-18 
 2. Impuls BGUIR 12-18 
 3. Borisfen 7-23 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Championship

Apr. 9: Rubon - Svisloch 84-91
Apr. 9: Grodno-93 - Sozh Gomel 79-77

Play-Out

Apr. 9: Tsmoki-Minsk II - Borisfen 83-86


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Eagles
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Rutkauskas, Eagles21.5 
 2. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel21.0 
 3. Konate, Svisloch19.1 
 4. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.7 
 5. Dolenko, Svisloch14.6 
 6. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 7. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.2 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon13.8 
 9. Sugonyako, Tsmoki.12.3 
 10. Ignatiev, Impuls12.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.6 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.0 
 4. Plivda, Rubon9.1 
 5. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.8.6 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.0 
 8. Ignatiev, Impuls B.6.6 
 9. Sharamet, Borisfen6.5 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.9 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.6 
 2. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 3. Dolenko, Svisloch4.9 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.8 
 5. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 6. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.3.9 
 7. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.3 
 8. Kryukov, Borisfen3.0 
 9. Tatur, Borisfen3.0 
 10. Korzh, Grodno-932.9 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Akulich, Rubon3.0 
 2. Konate, Svisloch2.6 
 3. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.4 
 5. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.2.3 
 6. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.2 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 8. Malkov, Grodno-932.0 
 9. Indrikov, Rubon1.9 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 4. Yafremov, Grodn.0.0 
 5. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 6. Viaroukin, Sozh Go.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 8. Vashkevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Tatur, Borisfen0.0 


Recap for April 9th games - by Valeryi Sobalevsky

championship stage
RUBON - SVISLOCH 84-91

An exciting game was played in vitebsk l. third ranked Rubon Vitebsk faced 4th ranked Svisloch Osipovichi. Guests from Osipovisi (13-17) defeated hosts Rubon (12-18)
it was very important game for teams. Game was very hard with many personal fouls.

It is worth mentioning a solid game of Svisloch Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 6 rebounds, 3 ast, as well as Maks Adam Konate (200-F-91) ontributed with 22 points,11 rebounds and 3 ast for the winners.

At Rubon, russian forward Anton Indrikov (193-G-87) scored 23 points, 4reb and 5 stl. and Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) contributed with 16 points and 4 rebounds.

Svisloch will have a advantage of homecourt in play-off (vs.Rubon)

Top scorers:

Rubon: Anton Indrikov 23 pts,4reb, 5 ast, Evgeni Ivanov 16 pts, 4reb D. Akulich 13pts, 2reb, 6 ast.
Svisloch: Oleksandr Dolenko 29pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, Maks Adam Konate 22pts, 11reb, 3ast

GRODNO-SOZH 79-77

An exciting game was played in Grodno . First ranked Grodno-93 faced 2th ranked Sozh. Grodno (29-1) defeated guests from Gomel (20-10)
Grodno was ahead by 3 points after halfgame. And held their advantages for final game.

It is worth mentioning a solid game of Grodno Dzmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 ast.
and Andrei Mastou (202-F-84) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds.

at Sozh Siarhei Charykau (185-PG-82, college: Yakima Valley CC) who played 40min and harvested 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 ast. also D.Hodov scored 15 points and 2 rebounds

Grodno will skip first play-off round, Sozh will play versuv Tsmoki-Minsk-2

Top scorers:
Grodno-93: Dzmitry Kuzmin 17pts, 4reb.4ast Andrei Mastou 14 pts, 5 reb,
Sozh: Charikov 25pts 5 reb, 7 ast, Hodov 15 pts, 2reb. Myakinin 13 pts, 6 reb,

Play-out stage
TSMOKI-MINSK-2 - BORISFEN 83-86

An exciting game was played in Minsk. Tsmoki-Minsk guarantied place in playoff in previouse game with Impuls. and this game they were no motivated.

It is worth mentioning a solid game of Tsmoki-2 two players did double-double.
A.Semenyuk who scored 25 pts, 11 reb, and Vladimir Krisevich (210-C-91) harvested 15 points and 14 rebounds

at Borisfen Sergey Tatur (195-G-91) contributed with 28 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast and 5 stl. and Evgeniy Kopylov (199-F-91) scored 20pts

Tsmoki-Minsk-2 will play in play-off versus Sozh.

Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk 2 : A.Semenyuk 25 pts, 11 reb, Vladimir Krisevich 15 points, 14 rebounds
Borisfen Sergey Tatur 28 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast and 5 stl. Evgeniy Kopylov 20pts, 2 reb, 3 ast.



Recap for April 5th games - by Valeryi Sobalevsky

SOZH-RUBON 95-77

An exciting game was played in Gomel. Second ranked Sozh Gomel faced 4th ranked Rubon. Hosts from Sozh (20-12) defeated guests Rubon (12-17)
Sozh was ahead 34-13 after first quarter, Second and third quarter won Rubon. (20-27 and 15-21) but forth quarter and match won Sozh.

Worth to mention a good game players of Sozh D.Hodov who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 11 rebounds and K.Sitnik contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 ast for the winners. And S.Dadykin harvested 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 ast.

At Rubon, A.Kachan scored 20 points (managed 6 from 11 3pt attempts, E,Potuphik contributed with 14 points.3 rebounds and 4 assist.

Sozh maintains second position in League with 20-9 record. Rubon keeps the third place with 12-17.

Next games: Sozh will play with Grodno-93 in Grodno ( 9 april). Rubon will play with Svisloch at home (9 april)

Top scorers:

Sozh: Hodov 23+11reb +5 ast K.Sitnik: 20 pts, 6 reb. +6 ast. Dadykin 19 +8 reb +2ast
Rubon: Kachan 20 + 1 reb +1ast. Potupchik 14 +3reb + 4ast +4 stl. Akulich 12 + 4 reb + 4stl

GRODNO 93 SVISLOCH 92-78

An exciting game was played in Grodno . First ranked Grodno-93 faced 4th ranked Svisloch. Grodno (28-1) defeated guests from Osipovichi (12-17).

Grodno was ahead by 13 points after halfgame. And held their advantages for final game.
Very good games showed expirienses players from Grodno (V.Sharko and D.Kuzmin)

V.Sharko scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. D.Kuzmin scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4assists. And also A.Mostov who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 10 rebounds. I. Sharipov (from Svispoch) recording 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 ast. M.Adam Konate didnt play in this game.

Svislosh will have very important game versus Rubon ( 9 april in Vitebsk) because it will be decided in this game which team will have advantage of homecourt in play-off

Top scorers:

Grodno-93: Sharko 27pts + 6 reb + 4 stl D.Kuzmin 16pts + 5reb + +4ast + 3 stl
Svisloch: Sharipov 19 pts + 3 reb+ 2ast , A. Dolenko 13 pts + 7 reb + 2 ast

TSMOKI MINSK 2 IMPULS BGUIR 76-51

An exciting game was played in Minsk. Tsmoki and Impuls decided which team will play in play-off. It was principal game. Impuls won all quarters. And won game 76-51.

G.Zahar (leader of Impuls) scored 16 pts , 9 rebounds and 6 steals, N.Fokeev and K. Volodkin contributed with 13 points. In Trsmoki -2 S.Krysevich made 26 pts and 12 rebounds. It was half of all team points.

The next important play of these teams will be held April 6. and if the Impuls to win, they get into the playoffs.

Top scorers:

Tsmoki-Minsk-2: V. Krisevish 26 pts +12 reb
Impuls-BGUIR: G. Zakhar 16 + 9reb + 6 stl , Fokeev 13 pts + 3 stl , Volodkin 13 pts + 3 stl





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  BELGIUM   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar18.6 
 3. Raivio, Aalstar18.0 
 4. Randle, Spirou17.8 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende17.1 
 6. Mukubu, Liege16.9 
 7. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 8. Robinson, Leuven16.1 
 9. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende6.8 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.7 
 4. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 5. Tofi, Aalstar6.5 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Wright, Oostende6.2 
 8. Aska, Leuven5.9 
 9. Aleksandrov, Assig.5.9 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.2 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.5 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.1 
 5. Randle, Spirou4.0 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar3.7 
 7. Raivio, Aalstar3.6 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.6 
 9. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
 10. Moors, Antwerp3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.6 
 2. Mukubu, Liege2.1 
 3. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp1.9 
 6. Black, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Randle, Spirou1.8 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende1.1 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.0 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 7. Williamson, Liege0.7 
 8. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende0.5 


Division II - Rounds Twenty-Eight and Twenty-Nine - by Bert Larsimont

Division II - Round Twenty-Eight


Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) vs. Excelsior Brussels: 67-69 (played on 2013-03-27)

The first and second quarters were in favour of Excelsior led by Jeroen Van Haevermaet (192-SG-86) and Gregory De Pooter (196-F-84) who respectively scored 11 and 10 points in the first 20 minutes of this game. Step by step, the young Essor squad mainly helped by hardworking strong men Boris Penninck (202-C-88) and Troy Gottselig (203-F-87) came back into the game and eventually turned this game into a thriller. They first came back to a one-point deficit (61-62) after 35 minutes. They reached this very same deficit again (67-68) with just 30 seconds left before the final buzzer. With only 10 seconds remaining in the game, Excel's shooter Jeroen Van Haevermaet hit one of his two free-throw attempts and Essor could not convert a last possession. Also to be mentioned, Kanefu "Sam" Semijejero (195-PF-77) grabbed 5 crucial defensive rebounds for the Brussels' team in the last quarter.
Score evolution: 20-25, 33-48, 51-60 and 67-69.
Best scorers:
Essor: Y. Siegwarth 3, A. Lambot 8, T. Gottselig 14, J. Stas 5, B. Penninck 25, M. Steenberghs 2, A. Eyenga 10.
Excelsior: E. Mampuya 8, X. Collette 3, N. Verrept 9, M. Depuydt 5, J. Van Haevermaet 21, G. De Pooter 13, L. Maesfrancx 2, J. De Schepper 1, R. Oveneke 5, S. Semijejero 2.

Cuva Houthalen vs. Gent Dragons: 77-70

The Dragons were always well in the race and, mainly thanks to Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side), Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge) and Robin Spaens (180-PG-92). In the fourth quarter, the scoreboard showed 71-68 with a bit more than two minutes to go. Cuva of coach Brian Lynch had started the game rather well: the score evolved from 11-9 to 20-9 in the first quarter, just before the Dragons' reaction in the final minute of this quarter. Nevertheless, thanks to this important win and the loss of Kangoeroes Boom in CEP Fleurus, Cuva becomes the only leader in Division II. Other news: Cuva center Odell Hodge (204-C/F-73, college: ODU) will leave the team next season (he will play for Hasselt) and 27-year-old playmaker Martijn Hendrix (183-G-86) has signed with Cuva for the 2013-14 season.
Score evolution: 23-16, 44-44, 61-59 and 77-70.

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Excelsior Brussels: 89-73

With a poor 1/11 from three-point range, Excelsior could not deserve a better result in this game played on Sunday 2013-03-31. Nevertheless, the first half remained a close one. Despite many efforts by Excelsior's experienced center Emma Mampuya (200-F/C-79, agency: Promotex) in offense, the young Giants of Luc Smout managed to have a strong third quarter and eventually won the game. Special mention again to Dennis Donkor (194-G/F-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) for his great offensive performance with 26 points for the Giants II.
Score evolution: 23-20, 43-39, 66-52 and 89-73.
Best scorers:
Giants II: P. Peeters 7, A. Rojas Palma 14, R. Bogaerts 14, D. Donkor 26, Yo. Schoepen 8, M. Rademakers 14, Ya. Schoepen 4, Kanda 2.
Excelsior: E. Mampuya 23, X. Collette 5, N. Verrept 2, M. Depuydt 6, J. Van Haevermaet 5, G. De Pooter 14, R. Oveneke 12, S. Semijejero 6.

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp: 95-83

After a very close game during the first three quarters, Jantje scorer Senne Geukens (190-G-83) suddenly felt lonely. The Haantjes, led by Gunnar Delepeleire (179-PG-88) who had great assists, hit crucial baskets in the final minutes of the game. Top center Mikhail Linskens (213-C-87, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Wyoming) and great shooter Jean Salumu (193-F-90, double affiliation with 2013 Belgian Cup winner BC Oostende) especially made the difference by converting several important baskets for the home team through the whole game.
Score evolution: 24-25, 41-40, 66-66 and 95-83.
Best scorers:
Haantjes: M. Linskens 33, J. Salumu 23.
Sint-Jan: V. Haerbos 8, B. Hartshorne 12, V. Verbeeck 2, B. Raes 3, N. El Khounchar 5, A. Druwez 12, S. Geukens 20, L. Anthonis 5, S. Kesteloot 4, M. Brown 12.

BasKet Tongeren vs. Gembo BBC: 105-120

Thanks to this fantastic win away in BK Tongeren, Gembo secured its place in the Division II play-offs. After having scored 119 points in Houthalen, the men of coach Stefan Sappenberghs have now scored 120 points in Tongeren. Nick Celis (194-G-88), Domien Loubry (186-G-85), Laurens Jansen (200-C-83) and their mates are pretty inspired when they travel to Province Limburg. Despite stopping all activities at the end of the season, BK Tongeren has had a good game (and especially a great first quarter). See free highlights on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFAJTLYyTcE&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ&index=6.
Another news from Limburg filtered last week: BK Tongeren's experienced player Joeri Moonen (205-F-84) (205-F-84) is now officially hired by CEP Fleurus for the 2013-14 season.
Score evolution: 29-23, 51-62, 83-88 and 105-120.
Best scorers:
BK Tongeren: N/A
Gembo: N. Celis 26 , D. Loubry 35, T. Goethaert 5, A. Goetgeluck 6, E. Van Aken 6, W. Lemaire 10, M. Swinnen 4, L. Jansen 18, P. Van Rillaer 10.

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Point Chaud Sprimont: 73-62

See free highlights on Focus-WTV.tv: http://www.focus-wtv.tv/video/waregem-wint-van-sprimont.
Belgian point guard Bram Van Hulle (187-G/F-83) signed a contract with Bent Schoenen Waregem for the 2013-14 season.
Score evolution: 20-19, 38-28, 56-47 and 73-62.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: A. Steinbach 19, S. Naudts 5, O. Foucart 11, A. Gueye 20, S. D'Hondt 4, T. Foucart 7, L. Loontiens 5, T. Delmulle 4.
PC Sprimont: N/A

Sint-Niklase Condors vs. Union Mons Hainaut II: 92-73

Thanks to this success, the Condors of coach Steve Ibens remain candidates to the play-offs. The young Foxes will finish the regular season in freewheeling. The Foxes' coach Patrick Verdun has reached an agreement with CEP Fleurus for next season.

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Gent Dragons: 65-87

Despite a first three-pointer for the Giants who opened the score, the Dragons with a fantastic Leigh Enobakhare managed to keep the lead all the way. The young Giants came closer and closer early in the second half (48-53 on the scoreboard) but were never able to overpass the Dragons. Leigh Enobakhare scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the visitors in this game.
Score evolution: 21-27, 40-50, 53-69 and 65-87.
Best scorers:
Giants II: N/A
Dragons: B. Heinle 11, R. Spaens 14, F. Lait 10, T. Van De Vondel 17, M. Van Gelder 8, M. Detiege 6, C. Thsimuanga 2, L. Enobakhare 20.

CEP Fleurus vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 100-87

Waw! In the first half, the Kangoeroes of coach Tom Poppe gave absolutely no chance to their hosts: they were leading by 14 points at the half. They even had a 17-point lead at some point in this game. Mitchel Gorremans (191-G/F-85), a former CEP F player, and Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: Oakland), who will eventually not play for CEP F next season (contrarily to what had previously been announced on the CEP F and Eurobasket.com websites), were particularly efficient for the visitors. The third and fourth quarters looked quite different and the men of coach Paul Vervaeck and President Giovanni Mureddu were really on fire. They ended with +13 and Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83) was the key player for the hosts. Other CEP F players had an excellent second half: Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex), Louis Hazard (199-F-94) and Thomas Bauwens (192-F-86). Tarick Johnson (192-G/F-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Campbell) was quite disappointing for the visitors: he scored only two points.
Free highlights available on Telesambre.be: http://telesambre.rtc.be/content/view/17055/471/.
Score evolution: 16-26, 41-55, 66-74 and 100-87.
Best scorers:
CEP F: A. Marion 4, K. Jonniaux 31, C. Manzanza 10, T. Bauwens 19,L. Hazard 13, C. Ilongo 23.
Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 27, D. Souveryns 16, W. Dobbelaere 2, M. Gorremans 28, D. Dhaens 11, T. Johnson 2.



Division II - Round Twenty-Nine

Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 84-64

These two teams, also involved in the BDL-Belgian Development League, played this game to avoid the last rank in Division II. The Spirou B team, although they had lost Boris Penninck who now plays for RBC Verviers Pepinster in the Ethias League (the Spirou staff, via one of their companies --see www.zelos.be-- involved in sports management, organizations and events, actually managed to save RBC Verviers Pepinster) finished the season strongly and defeated their opponents by 20 points last Sunday.


Gembo BBC vs. CEP Fleurus: 119-80

Once again, Gembo scored more than 100 points in a game. Thanks to an excellent first quarter and a fantastic full court press by the men of coach Stefan "Sappe" Sappenberghs, Gembo quickly reached a 22-point lead. The visitors, under the lead of Christian Ilongo, Amaury Marion (196-F-91) and Louis Hazard, tried to stay close before the half. Despite the CEPmen's efforts, the Gembo guys kept cruising and left no chance to their opponents. +39 after 40 minutes and following some great three-pointers or great assists by an unstoppable Domien Loubry, the local star! Gembo definitely remains in the race to defend its title. Also to be mention: Nick Celis and Domien Loubry will most probably leave BBC Gembo at the end of the season, they could sign with Excelsior Brussels (an Ethias League candidate) for the 2013-14 season. That is at least what some Belgian media and press have announced last week. On the other side, the arrivals of Joeri Moonen and Nicolas Tsasa (G-88) have been anounced on the CEP Fleurus' website. Kevin Jonniaux and Christian Ilongo should also stay with the historic club of the Hainaut Province next season. Free game highlights on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTAHbatVytg&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ&index=1.
Score evolution: 35-13, 55-41, 81-63 and 119-80.
Best scorers:
Gembo: D. Loubry 30.
CEP F: A. Marion 11, K. Jonniaux 2, J. Vanesse 2, R. Van Den Berghe 7, T. Bauwens 19, L. Hazard 21, S. Muric 2, C. Ilongo 16.

Cuva Houthalen vs. BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde: 96-78

The MVP of the game was Cuva's US player Brian Tracey (195-F-88, college: Bentley) who had 35 points and 14 points in this game. A fantastic double double! With this new win, Cuva keeps the first rank and will travel to CEP Fleurus next Friday to secure the pole position in the last round of the 2012-13 Division II regular season.
Best scorers:
Cuva: B. Tracey 35.
Haantjes: N/A

Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 75-84

In the race for the play-offs, Sint-Jan's loss of last weekend is quite surprising. The Jantjes missed their third quarter (lost 15-27) and were always chasing afterwards. Special mentions to Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92, agency: Court Side) and Thomas Foucart (195-F-84) who had respectively 19 and 21 points each for BS Waregem at the Arenahal in Deurne last weekend. The reaction of Sint-Jan's playmaker Vinnie Haerbos (180-PG-90) came too late. Also a great news filtered last week: Sint-Jan and neighbouring club Mercurius have signed a cooperation agreement for the future.
Score evolution: 18-19, 33-31, 48-58 and 75-84.
Best scorers:
Sint-Jan: V. Haerbos 15, B. Hartshorne 16, M. Goethaert 2, A. Druwez 14, S. Geukens 9, L. Anthonis 2, S. Kesteloot 2, P. Smulders 4, M. Brown 8.
BS Waregem: A. Steinbach 19, T. Foucart 21, O. Foucart 15, L. Loontiens 8, B. Samaey 13, S. Naudts 5, T. Bruyneel 3.

Kangoeroes Boom vs. Union Mons Hainaut II: 122-80

The Kangoeroes never had any doubts in this game. The strong men of Boom scored more than 120 points in this very offensive game. The home team of coach Tom Poppe proved that they had very well recovered after their loss of last week in CEP Fleurus.

Sint-Niklase Condors vs. BasKet Tongeren: 77-93

With the win of BK Tongeren, neighbouring Cuva Houthalen of Province Limburg can expect an excellent spot for the play-off race.

Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Excelsior Brussels: 86-68

Very poor second quarter by the visitors in Sprimont last Friday night. The Greens of coach Pascal Horrion had an excellent first half and literally left no chance to their guests.
Score evolution: 21-17, 47-26, 64-42 and 86-68.
Best scorers:
PC Sprimont: N/A
Excelsior: E. Mampuya 10, X. Collette 5, N. Verrept 12, M. Depuydt 9, J. Van Haevermaet 18, G. De Pooter 2, R. Oveneke 4, S. Semijejero 8.

Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Gent Dragons: 69-71

This game had been postponed due to bad weather and rescheduled last Sunday afternoon. The local supporters were ready to party when Dragon playmaker Faycal Lait (190-G-88, agency: Promotex) proved that a game is never over before the final buzzer. The Gentenaar hit great shots in the last quarter and the scoreboard showed 69-69 with just a few seconds left. With only 6 seconds on the clock, Brian Heinle hit a jumper and offered the win to the Dragons.
Score evolution: 19-18, 32-27, 56-47 and 69-71.
Best scorers:
PC Sprimont: N/A
Dragons: B. Heinle 8, R. Spaens 8, F. Lat 13, T. Van De Vondel 18, M. Van Gelder 2, C. Thsimuanga 6, L. Enobakhare 16.



Rankings before the last round of the regular season (to be played next weekend):

Rank - Team: W-L record (pts for/pts against)

1. Cuva Houthalen: 21-06 (2463/2240)
2. BBC Gembo: 20-07 (2601/2199)
2. Kangoeroes Boom: 20-07 (2403/2129)
4. Sint-Niklase Condors: 17-10 (2042/1968)
5. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 16-12 (2215/2130)
6. CEP Fleurus: 16-11 (2086/2079)
6. Sint-Jan Antwerp: 16-11 (2218/2078)
8. BasKet Tongeren: 13-14 (2248/2363)
8. Gent Dragons: 13-14 (2047/2008)
10. Excelsior Brussels: 12-15 (2138/2164)
11. Point Chaud Sprimont: 11-16 (2082/2111)
11. Union Mons Hainaut II: 11-16 (2143/2237)
13. BC Haantjes Oudenaarde: 09-18 (2129/2269)
14. Antwerp Giants II: 04-23 (1944/2325)
14. Essor Charleroi: 04-23 (1833/2292)



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Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 29-4 
 2. Brasilia 26-7 
 3. Bauru 23-10 
 4. Uberlandia 22-9 
 5. Pinheiros/Sky 22-10 
 6. S.Jose/Unimed 20-13 
 7. Paulistano 17-17 
 8. Minas 16-16 
 9. Basquete Cearense 16-16 
 10. Limeira 15-19 
 11. Liga Sorocaba 15-19 
 12. Palmeiras 12-22 
 13. Mogi das Cruzes 11-23 
 14. Joinville 11-23 
 15. Franca 10-8 
 16. Vila Velha 10-22 
 17. Tijuca TC 5-28 
 18. Suzano 4-28 

Regular Season: Round 36

Apr. 6: Pinheiros/Sky - Flamengo 93-91
Apr. 6: Vila Velha - Liga Sorocaba 88-82
Apr. 6: S.Jose/Unimed - Brasilia 84-79
Apr. 6: Paulistano - Tijuca TC 84-65
Apr. 6: Mogi das Cruzes - Basquete Cearense 80-86
Apr. 6: Palmeiras - Limeira 72-68
Apr. 6: Suzano - Joinville 65-75
Apr. 11: Minas - Bauru

Round 29

Apr. 8: Flamengo - Tijuca TC 107-103 2OT

Round 30

Apr. 11: Franca - Pinheiros/Sky

Round 33

Apr. 8: Limeira - Joinville 96-86
Apr. 7: Brasilia - Minas 81-86
Apr. 9: Franca - S.Jose/Unimed 76-53
Apr. 10: Flamengo - Suzano
Apr. 11: Basquete Cearense - Vila Velha


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Vieira, Flamengo21.3 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.5 
 3. Simmons, Vila Velha18.7 
 4. Day, Uberlandia18.6 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.18.5 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.18.1 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.17.9 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.7 
 9. Beal, Minas17.5 
 10. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.8.8 
 2. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.4 
 4. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.8 
 5. Prestes, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.2 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.0 
 9. Toyloy, Paulistano7.0 
 10. Teichmann, Franca6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.1 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.4 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia5.6 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.4 
 5. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 6. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.4.4 
 8. Boracini, Pinheiro.4.3 
 9. Taylor, Bauru4.3 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.0.2 
 3. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 5. Campos, Suzano0.1 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 7. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 8. Klafke, Basque.0.1 
 9. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 10. Laws, S.Jose/U.0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 2. Dawkins, Liga S.2.0 
 3. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 4. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 5. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 6. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 7. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 8. Day, Uberlandia1.7 
 9. Ribeiro, Basque.1.7 
 10. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.0 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.18.9 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.17.1 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.17.0 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.16.9 
 6. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.3 
 7. Marinovic, Levski16.3 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.8 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.7 
 10. Panic, Balkan15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.6 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.4 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.8 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.6 
 6. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.3 
 7. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.2 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.6.8 
 9. Marintchechk., Spa.6.8 
 10. Agre, Spartak6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Walker, Beroe7.1 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.4 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.3 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.5.2 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.0 
 7. Velikov, Cherno M.4.0 
 8. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.0 
 9. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.0 
 10. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Walker, Beroe2.3 
 2. Green, Spirou2.1 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.1 
 5. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.1 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.9 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.1.9 
 8. Kostov, Levski S.1.9 
 9. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Rilski1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.0 
 2. Dupree, Rilski S.1.4 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.4 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.3 
 5. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.3 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.8 
 9. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 10. Radev, Beroe0.7 



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  CHINA   


Selection Team Xi'an complete Nordic Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Selection Team Xi'an complete Nordic Tournament in Holland. The Chinese team tried hard but lost all the games.
In Game 1 Gasterra Flames thrashed Selection Team Xi'an 82: 24.
In Game 2 Sabonis Basketball Academy smashed Selection Team Xi'an 113:38. The Chinese team could not match the European opponents in the whole game.
Israeli National Team won over Selection Team Xi'an 71:39. In the last game Selection Team Xi'an was smashed by Eisbaren Bremerhaven 21:71.
Sabonis Basketball Academy meanwhile won Holland Nordic Tournament. The final proved to be a step too far for the squad as they were downed 80-71 in a hard fought contest against Sabonis Academy of Lithuania. Tyrell Isaacs (183-PG-95) had 17 points and Dwayne Orija (193-SG-95) chipped in with 13.



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
 1. Bambuqueros 18-7 
 2. Bucaros 18-7 
 3. Once Caldas 14-10 
 4. Piratas 14-11 
 5. Academia 13-12 
 6. Aguilas 10-14 
 7. Caribbean Heat 8-17 
 8. Halcones 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 8: Bambuqueros - Academia 90-74
Apr. 8: Halcones - Piratas 81-119
Apr. 8: Caribbean Heat - Bucaros 73-87
Apr. 9: Once Caldas - Aguilas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Bambuqueros
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.6 
 2. Chavez Jacob., Ac.21.3 
 3. Rayson, Aguilas21.0 
 4. Thomas, Piratas20.7 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 7. Gilbert, Bucaros18.2 
 8. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 9. Garris, Once Caldas18.0 
 10. Dorsey, Bambuque.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.5 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas12.0 
 3. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 4. Blue, Academia8.6 
 5. Rayson, Aguilas7.3 
 6. Cortes, Once Cald.6.3 
 7. Arteaga, Piratas6.0 
 8. Baquero, Halcones5.9 
 9. Aragon, Academia5.6 
 10. Fernandez, Aguilas5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eddy MAYFIELD
  Aguilas
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas6.1 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.2 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.8 
 4. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.7 
 5. Brooks, Bucaros4.6 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 8. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
 9. Pomare, Caribbea.2.6 
 10. Garcia, Aguilas2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.2 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.9 
 3. Mayfield, Aguilas1.8 
 4. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.7 
 5. Garris, Once Caldas1.5 
 6. Pomare, Caribbea.1.3 
 7. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.3 
 8. Forbes, Once Cald.1.2 
 9. Aragon, Academia1.2 
 10. Renteria, Halcones1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Bambuqueros
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 2. Farley, Academia0.8 
 3. Blue, Academia0.7 
 4. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.6 
 5. Hernandez, Bucaros0.6 
 6. Baquero, Halcones0.5 
 7. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 8. Cuero, Aguilas0.5 
 9. Culver, Caribbea.0.5 
 10. Fernandez, Aguilas0.4 



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  CROATIA   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Ross, Jolly22.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Mrva, Jolly16.3 
 4. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 5. Krapic, KK Zagreb15.1 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 8. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 9. Skific, Kvarner14.7 
 10. Peraica, Darda14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.8 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.7 
 6. Skific, Kvarner5.4 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 8. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.3 
 9. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 10. Krstanovic, Krize.5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Segaric, KK Zagreb3.0 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Rembert, Krizevci2.9 
 10. Mrva, Jolly2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ross, Jolly2.7 
 2. Krivec, Kvarner1.7 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 4. Mrva, Jolly1.5 
 5. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 6. Petrovic, KK Zagreb1.3 
 7. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
 8. Pesut, Zabok1.3 
 9. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
 10. Radic, Kvarner 20.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.2.0 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 5. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 6. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 
 7. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 8. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Cvjetkovic, Krize.0.5 



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  CYPRUS   

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Nancy
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Nancy20.1 
 2. Allen, Omonia18.8 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco17.9 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.6 
 5. Diggs, Barons k.15.3 
 6. Williams, Etha15.1 
 7. Fisher, AEK15.0 
 8. Warren, Apollon14.7 
 9. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mihajlo PESIC
  AEL
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Pesic, AEL8.6 
 2. Brown, Nancy7.6 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco7.4 
 4. Diggs, Barons k.6.9 
 5. Buljan, Keravnos6.6 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Jefferson, Boulaz.6.2 
 8. Maras, Etha6.0 
 9. Fisher, AEK5.9 
 10. Kaskiris, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  Monaco
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Aleksic, Monaco5.0 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.4.8 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.1 
 4. Palalas, AEL3.6 
 5. Adegboye, Etha3.3 
 6. Demertzis, Kavala3.3 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 8. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 9. Tutt, AEK2.7 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Hamilton, ENAD2.3 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.2.1 
 4. Poole, Etha1.8 
 5. Stiggers, Apoel1.8 
 6. Brown, Nancy1.7 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.5 
 8. Williams, Etha1.5 
 9. Allen, AEL1.5 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  AEK
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Harrison, AEK2.1 
 2. Jefferson, Boulaz.1.5 
 3. Brown, Nancy1.3 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.2 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos1.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 7. Maras, Etha0.8 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.7 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, Champville0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Bolds, BC Kolin17.9 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Fields, Chomutov17.5 
 5. Meno, USK Praha17.4 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.9 
 7. Fields, Levice16.7 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.16.4 
 9. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 10. Zabas, BK Pardub.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.3 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.2 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.9 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.8 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.7.4 
 7. Simmons, Levice7.0 
 8. Bolds, BC Kolin6.9 
 9. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
 10. Bohacik, BK Pardu.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin6.1 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.7 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.5 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 6. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 7. Carter, CEZ N.4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.4.0 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava1.9 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin1.9 
 6. Ubilla, BC Kolin1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.7 
 9. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
 10. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Levice
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.5 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 6. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 7. Simmons, Levice0.9 
 8. Kohout, BK Prost.0.8 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.8 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Texas L.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Texas L.22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.21.8 
 3. Goudelock, Rio G.21.1 
 4. Mack, Atlanta H.20.1 
 5. Samuels, Hapoel J.19.8 
 6. Joseph, San A.19.4 
 7. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.1 
 8. Jones, Houston R.19.0 
 9. Nichols, Sioux F.18.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Texas L.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Texas L.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.10.0 
 6. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 7. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Sioux F.
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrett, Sioux F.7.8 
 2. Mack, Atlanta H.7.5 
 3. Fortson, Los A.7.1 
 4. Wright, Iowa E.7.0 
 5. Russell, Reno B.6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. Joseph, San A.5.5 
 10. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.0 
 5. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 6. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 9. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
 10. Leslie, Santa C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Maine RC3.1 
 3. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 4. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 5. Armstrong, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Daniels, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Jordan, Los A.2.0 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 10. Williams, Texas L.2.0 


Maine Red Claws waive Micah Downs - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws released 27-year old swingman Micah Downs (203-86, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports). In 48 D-League games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg this season. Downs was called during the season by the Boston Celtics.
The last season he played at Assignia Manresa (ACB) in Spanish league. In 28 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (10-11) season Downs played at Ford Burgos (LEB Gold) in Spanish league. In 43 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg that season. He helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Part of previous (09-10) season Downs spent at Leuven Bears (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 10 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg. He also spent pre-season at KK Zadar in Croatian league that year. In 5 Eurocup games he recorded 11.0ppg and 3.6rpg. Downs also played 19 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his college team won WCC Tournament in 2007 and 2009.
Downs graduated from Gonzaga University in 2009 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very athletic forward who showed that he's not only a fantastic leaper some years after graduation. Can score at will, grabs lots of rebounds, runs up and down on the court with great quickness.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maine Red Claws tab Justin Hawkins, ex Boulazac - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws inked 28-year old small forward Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: New Mexico State). He supposed to play at Boulazac Basket Dordogne in French ProA, but left the team in Dec.'12. In 11 ProB games he averaged 6.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg this season. The most of last season Hawkins spent at Torpan Pojat (Korisliiga) in Finnish league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Hawkins also played at Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) in Belarus earlier that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 9 Premier League games he had 13.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. Hawkins also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he had 13.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also played 11 games in VTB United League where he had 13.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg.
His team won Belarusian Cup.
The previous (10-11) season Hawkins played at Strasbourg IG (ProA) in France. In 30 games he had 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg. The most of previous (09-10) season he spent at Springfield Armor. In 24 games he had also remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. Hawkins also spent pre-season at Iowa Energy earlier that year.
Among other achievements Hawkins received All-WAC 1st Team award back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Hawkins has played previously professionally in D-League (Bakersfield Jam).
He attended New Mexico State until 2008 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Hawkins' game is described as: Can play both wing positions and guard three positions defensively.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EBA   

Standings

EBA Standings
Northern Division
 1. Harrisburg H. 5-2 
 2. N.Y. Wizards 2-2 
 3. Westchester D. 2-4 
 4. New Jersey B. 1-0 
 5. N.Y.Primetime 1-2 
Southern Division
 1. Washington M. 3-2 
 2. Bad News B. 3-3 
 3. Maryland B. 1-3 
 4. Richmond R. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 10

Apr. 13: Richmond R. - Washington M.
Apr. 13: N.Y.Primetime - Westchester D.
Apr. 14: Harrisburg H. - N.Y. Wizards


Stats Leaders

EBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1, Sneed, Bayraiders, 44.3
2, Trautman, Horizon, 23.6
3, Asbury, Horizon, 23
4, Webb, Dutchmen, 21
5, Washington, Horizon, 17.3

Rebounds Per Game
1, Sneed, Bayraiders, 10
2, Washington, Horizon, 8.9
3, Daniels, Dutchmen, 8.7
4, Boone, Horizon, 7.1
5, Webb, Dutchmen, 6.7

Assists Per Game
1, Sneed, Bayraiders, 10.3
2, Sharpe, Horizon, 9
3, Webb, Dutchmen, 5.3
4, Asbury, Horizon, 4
5, Byrd, Horizon, 4

Steals Per Game
1, Webb, Dutchmen, 3
2, Sharpe, Horizon, 2.8
3, Asbury, Horizon, 1.8
4, Trautman, Horizon, 1.6
5, Cutts, Horizon, 1.4
Blocks Per Game
1, Daniels, Dutchmen, 2.3
2, Washington, Horizon, 2.3
3, Boone, Horizon, 1.9
4, Asbury, Horizon, 1.5
5, Harris, Horizon, 1.4



It All Comes Down to This - by EBA Media

Preparing For ShowdownIn a year where the EBA has set out to re-align itself to meet the ever changing needs of minor league basketball, the last week of the regular season will determine the overall EBA Champion!

With competition from both competitive and non-competitive leagues, the EBA utilized 2012/2013 to place itself in a position in the minor league marketplace to challenge for the best, and only the best teams for 2013/2014.

The EBA set out this season with the intention of putting a quality product on the floor, no matter how many or how few games were played. If the intention of Minor League is to promote our players for higher level play, we should not see leading scorers return year in and year out etc. Our games should also attract the attention of overseas scouts and general managers because of the overall quality of both teams, no an individual player. More is not better! Better is better!

The New York Wizards were a testament to this business plan. The Wizards will finish the regular season with 4 EBA contests, 2 against the APBL, and 1 against the ABA.

Our intention was to promote the product Stated Wizards Head Coach Greg Cerillo Winning a championship, although great for me personally, means nothing if we cant get people to believe in our product and our players. We need to get these players signed.

That brings us to this weekend when the Wizards put it all on the line. They will play area rival Westchester Dutchmenon Saturdayand Pennsylvania Powerhouse,Harrisburg Horizonon Sunday.

In February the Wizards beat the Dutchmen 115-90. Should they prevail againon Saturday night,it will set up the explosive season ending game with the Horizon. Both teams claim to be the best the EBA record will be on the line.

Harrisburg needs to be victorious by more than 2 points , which was the Wizards margin of victory on March 17, in Harrisburg, 103-101. A win on Sunday would enable Horizon to finish the season at 6 wins and 2 losses, whereas the Wizards would end at 5-2.

Thus this weekend is exactly what the EBA is all about. Countless former Division I players and real pro talent will be on the floor for overseas evaluation!

Fans of quality basketball will not want to miss these two games:

4/13 Saturday at 715 PM: New York Wizards vs Westchester Dutchmen

Robert Moses Middle School 250 Phelps Lane North Babylon 11730

4/14 Sunday at 1:00 PM: New York Wizards vs Harrisburg Horizon

Academy of St. Josephs (also called the Sisters of St. Josephs)1725 Brentwood Road Brentwood NY 11717

Catch up with all your favorite players and teams by visiting the Eastern Basketball Alliance website.



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gary WILKINSON
  Kalev/Cr.
  (205-F/C-82)
  Avg: 16
 1. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.16.0 
 2. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.9 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas15.7 
 4. Akenparg, TTU15.3 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu15.1 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas15.0 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.8 
 8. Ingram, TU/Rock14.2 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.0 
 10. Campbell, Tln Kal.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.5 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.6 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas8.0 
 6. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.3 
 7. Grafs, Valga7.0 
 8. Arnold, TTU6.9 
 9. Keedus, TTU6.7 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.2 
 2. Keedus, TTU4.9 
 3. Ingram, TU/Rock4.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.4 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.2 
 8. Cunda, Valga3.2 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.0 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.7 
 5. Saks, Tarvas1.7 
 6. Akenparg, TTU1.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 8. Cunda, Valga1.5 
 9. Ingram, TU/Rock1.5 
 10. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.2 
 3. Arnold, TTU1.0 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 6. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.7 
 7. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 8. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.6 
 9. Grim, Valga0.6 
 10. Grafs, Valga0.5 


KML play-offs have started - by Janar

KML quarterfinals started with a game between the reigning champion BC Kalev/Cramo (regular season - 1.) and Tallinna Kalev (8.). The top-seeded Kalev/Cramo won easily 86:65 although after the first half the gap was only five points - 38:33.
Ty Abbott (192-G-88, college: Arizona St.) made 4 three-pointers and led the winners with 16 points. The top scorer of the KML regular season Gary Wilkinson added 12 points and Tanel Sokk 11. All 12 players scored at least a point. On the losing side Emmanuel Okoye finished with a double-double 14+15rb, Mihkel Kurg also had 14 points.

Kalev/Cramo won both games against the "little Kalev" in regular season - 82:74 (Keerles 17; Campbell 23) and 95:62 (Wilkiinson 22, Abbott 22).

Today, the other three pairs will play the first games of best-of-five series.
Tartu Ulikool/Rock (2.) hosts Valga (7.) - regular season games 90:31 (Leppik 19, Toome 15) and 97:71 (Ingram 19, Saage 17; Rannula 18).
BC Rakvere Tarvas (3.) hosts KK Parnu (6.) - regular season games 100:84 (Laksa 28; Kitsing 18), 93:67 (Lindmets and Umbrasko 20; Matulionis 24), 90:96 (Raley-Ross 26; Peciukevicius 31) and 80:77 (Raley-Ross and Tamm 22; Matulionis 18).
And in the most intriguing matchup TTU KK (4.) hosts TYCO Rapla (5.) - regular season games 81:65 (Keres 17; Ringmets 13), 74:87 (Akenparg 15; Laane and Pilk 17), 70:75 (Akenparg 22; Pilk 16) and 71:66 (Akenparg 21; Laane 16).



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi18.8 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.16.1 
 3. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.9 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.6 
 5. Lampe, Caja L.14.4 
 6. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu14.2 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.14.0 
 9. Hickman, Maccabi14.0 
 10. Weems, CSKA14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.4 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.2 
 4. Lampe, Caja L.6.1 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos6.0 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.5.8 
 7. Mirotic, Real Madr.5.5 
 8. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 9. Thompson, ALBA5.4 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.6.2 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.1 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.6 
 7. Cook, Caja Laboral4.2 
 8. Ohayon, Maccabi4.0 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu4.0 
 10. Gordon, Anadolu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Petrochimi
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jaaber, Petrochimi1.9 
 2. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.9 
 3. Gordon, Anadolu1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.6 
 5. Fernandez, Real M.1.5 
 6. Hickman, Maccabi1.5 
 7. Diamantidis, Panat.1.3 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.9 
 2. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal1.3 
 4. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 5. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Falker, Besiktas1.0 
 9. Davis, Khimky1.0 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA1.0 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 34-9 
 2. Kataja 31-8 
 3. KTP 31-12 
 4. Pyrinto 29-12 
 5. Kauhajoki 27-16 
 6. Kouvot 21-21 
 7. LrNMKY 17-25 
 8. Salon Vilpas 13-29 
 9. Lapua 13-29 
 10. Korihait 13-30 
 11. Namika Lahti 13-30 
 12. FoKoPo 11-32 

Regular Season: Round 45

Apr. 10: LrNMKY - Pyrinto
Apr. 10: Korihait - Nilan Bisons
Apr. 10: Namika Lahti - Kataja
Apr. 10: KTP - Kauhajoki
Apr. 10: FoKoPo - Salon Vilpas
Apr. 10: Lapua - Kouvot


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.6 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.1 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.22.1 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.8 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot20.5 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.4 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto18.6 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.6 
 10. Flowers, Kataja17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.1 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.9 
 3. McDade, Nilan B.9.6 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki9.5 
 5. Giles, KTP9.1 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo9.0 
 7. Watt, Korihait8.9 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto8.6 
 9. Johnson, Namika L.8.3 
 10. Haanpaa, Lapua8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.0 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.8 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.7 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.3 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.9 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.0 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.6 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.4 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.2 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.5 
 10. Watson, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 2. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.2 
 3. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 5. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 6. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.0 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 8. Giles, KTP1.0 
 9. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto upset Kataja 73-71 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 43: Pyrinto (Tampere) upset tonight Kataja (Joensuu) 73-71 (34-28) and Bisons (Loimaa) is thankful. Quarters in Tampere: 18-17, 16-11, 22-24, 17-19. There were 11 lead changes and six ties. If both Bisons and Kataja win on Thursday, April 11, Bisons will win the regular season and Kataja will be second. Both teams will play on the road; Bisons travel to Uusikaupunki and Kataja to Lahti.
Pyrinto (30-13) was led by Antero Lehto (184-PG-84), who netted 21 points. Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) added 12 pts and made both FTs at time 39:55 (73-68). Antti Kanervo (193-SG-89) led Kataja (34-9) with 20 pts and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer (73-71). Kanervo was 6/9 from the distance.

Pyrinto - Kataja 73-71 (34-28). (Antero Lehto 21, Damon Williams 12, Carl Lindbom 11, Lamonte Ulmer 9/13 - Antti Kanervo 20, Dan Coleman 16, Jonte Flowers 11/10. A: 847).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.9 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines17.7 
 3. Jackson, AS.16.7 
 4. Williams, Paris-.16.4 
 5. King, Le Havre16.4 
 6. Sommerville, Nancy16.0 
 7. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.9 
 9. Green, Orleans15.2 
 10. Schilb, Chalon15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.8 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.7.8 
 4. Greer, Strasbourg7.7 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 6. Sommerville, Nancy7.0 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac6.9 
 8. Collins, Roanne6.8 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers6.8 
 10. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. King, Le Havre7.4 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.6 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.2 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.1 
 6. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.0 
 7. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines4.7 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.6 
 10. Everett, Bremerha.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.8 
 4. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.7 
 6. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 7. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 8. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 9. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 10. Campbell, Stras.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.8 
 2. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.5 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 5. Sy, AS.1.2 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Issa, Le Mans0.9 
 9. Toure, Nancy0.8 
 10. Samnick, Roanne0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Brown, Maurienne21.3 
 2. Flowers, Denain21.1 
 3. Blue, Antibes19.2 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.7 
 6. Siggers, Lille18.4 
 7. McKines, Rouen17.5 
 8. Hilliard, Antibes17.5 
 9. Sanders, Hermosillo17.2 
 10. Hannah, Evreux17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Wood, Evreux10.4 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne10.0 
 3. Bing, Maurienne9.8 
 4. Kitts, Denain9.1 
 5. McKines, Rouen8.9 
 6. Lesieu, St Quentin8.8 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.8.3 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.9 
 9. Rouse, St Vallier7.9 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.7 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.4 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel5.9 
 4. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.7 
 5. Dumas, Bourg5.5 
 6. McIntosh, Feni I.5.4 
 7. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 8. Da Silva, Rouen5.2 
 9. Hannah, Evreux5.2 
 10. Bassett, Rouen5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.3 
 2. Mullins, Chalons-.2.2 
 3. Craven, St Vallier2.2 
 4. Flowers, Denain2.0 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 6. Sonko, Bourg1.9 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 8. Taylor, Le Portel1.7 
 9. Hachad, Fos Ouest1.7 
 10. Hannah, Evreux1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Badiane, Antibes1.9 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.7 
 3. Loum, Boulogne1.2 
 4. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 5. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 6. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 7. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.0 
 8. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 9. Blue, Antibes1.0 
 10. Wesley, Rouen0.9 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Orchy 22-4 
 2. Souffel 18-9 
 3. Vichy 18-9 
 4. Blois 17-9 
 5. Monaco 16-10 
 6. Cognac 16-11 
 7. Quimper 15-12 
 8. La Rochelle 15-12 
 9. Rueil 14-13 
 10. Sorgues 13-13 
 11. Chartres 11-15 
 12. Angers BC 49 11-15 
 13. St Chamond 10-17 
 14. Challans 9-17 
 15. Rennes 7-19 
 16. CFBB 0-27 

Regular Season: Round 31

Apr. 13: Rueil - Sorgues
Apr. 13: St Chamond - Angers BC 49
Apr. 13: Souffel - Blois
Apr. 13: Quimper - Monaco
Apr. 13: La Rochelle - Rennes
Apr. 13: Vichy - Chartres
Apr. 13: Orchy - Challans

Round 30

Apr. 9: Angers BC 49 - Cognac 69-65


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.8 
 2. Hill, Angers BC 4917.4 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.1 
 4. Cole, La Rochelle17.0 
 5. Herard, Challans16.6 
 6. Raji, Quimper16.6 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.5 
 8. Petrovic, Orchy16.2 
 9. Inglis, CFBB16.2 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.0 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.2 
 3. Tornato, Blois7.7 
 4. Cole, La Rochelle7.7 
 5. Alingue, Souffel7.6 
 6. Inglis, CFBB7.2 
 7. Calasan, Monaco7.2 
 8. Sall, Rennes7.2 
 9. Caskill, Cognac7.0 
 10. Hill, Angers BC 496.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.0 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.2 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.4 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.4 
 5. Brochard, Blois4.8 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.5 
 7. Fellah, Angers B.4.5 
 8. Sahraoui, La Roche.4.0 
 9. Inglis, CFBB4.0 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.4 
 2. Davis, Blois2.0 
 3. Bennett, Monaco1.9 
 4. Saounera, Rueil1.7 
 5. Rathieuville, Chal.1.7 
 6. Christophe, Monaco1.6 
 7. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.6 
 8. Pene, Rennes1.6 
 9. Thibedore, Quimper1.6 
 10. Lessort, Vichy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.3 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 6. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.2 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 9. Kolb, Quimper0.8 
 10. Ben Driss, Rennes0.8 


Darius Adams (ex Kryvbasbasket) agreed terms with Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) inked 24-year old American point guard Darius Adams (182-75kg-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Three Eye Sports). He started the season at Kryvbasbasket in Ukrainian Superleague. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.1apg and 1.9spg this season. Adams ended the last season at Reales (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league. In 8 games he averaged remarkable 18.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.8apg. But the most of that year he spent at Guaiqueries (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 31 games he was fourth best scorer with great 18.9ppg and had 3.5rpg, 3.4apg and 2.5spg (in top 4).
Among other achievements Adams received Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB 2nd Team award in 2012.
He graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
Adams' game is described as: One of the best players in Division II in his college career. Unlike most high-profile guys, Adams has been through the struggles. He went from being a bench player for the Generals to a two-year college before becoming the nation's seventh-best scorer in D II.
Adams said. "The main thing is proving yourself. I know if I just keep going hard and putting in the work, that's where I want to be."
.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Nanterre reach French Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

Boulogne - Nanterre 70:86

Nanterre became the first Cup finalists. They shot down Boulogne-Sur-Mer in the first semifinal clash tonight. Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, college: Illinois) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners.
Nanterre started the game strong. They grabbed a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. Boulogne raised the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts cut the deficit at 5-point mark at the interval 36:41. Nanterre however cleared off to a safe distance in the third period. The visitors accumulated a 64:53 advantage into the fourth frame. The ProA side did not give too many chances for Boulogne in the fourth stanza and cruised to the victory at the end. Juan Palacios (204-F/C-85) had 17 points, while David Lighty (195-G/F-88, college: Ohio St.) added 13 points for the winning side. Jonathan Rousselle (188-PG-90) answered with 18 points for Boulogne. Austen Rowland (186-PG-81, agency: Court Side, college: Lehigh) chipped in 14 points in the defeat.

Boulogne: Jonathan Rousselle 18, Austen Rowland 14
Nanterre: Trenton Meacham 19, Juan Palacios 17, David Lighty 13



Maine Red Claws tab Justin Hawkins, ex Boulazac - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws inked 28-year old small forward Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: New Mexico State). He supposed to play at Boulazac Basket Dordogne in French ProA, but left the team in Dec.'12. In 11 ProB games he averaged 6.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg this season. The most of last season Hawkins spent at Torpan Pojat (Korisliiga) in Finnish league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Hawkins also played at Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) in Belarus earlier that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 9 Premier League games he had 13.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. Hawkins also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he had 13.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also played 11 games in VTB United League where he had 13.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg.
His team won Belarusian Cup.
The previous (10-11) season Hawkins played at Strasbourg IG (ProA) in France. In 30 games he had 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg. The most of previous (09-10) season he spent at Springfield Armor. In 24 games he had also remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. Hawkins also spent pre-season at Iowa Energy earlier that year.
Among other achievements Hawkins received All-WAC 1st Team award back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Hawkins has played previously professionally in D-League (Bakersfield Jam).
He attended New Mexico State until 2008 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Hawkins' game is described as: Can play both wing positions and guard three positions defensively.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo19.9 
 2. Bogoev, MZT Skopje19.2 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija16.8 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.15.7 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.7 
 6. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.2 
 7. Gocevski, Kozuv14.7 
 8. Sharper, Rabotnicki14.6 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.14.6 
 10. Janjusevic, Rovin.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Kerkez, Vardar10.3 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.5 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija7.9 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.7 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.6.9 
 6. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.4 
 7. Kostevski, Vardar6.3 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.6.0 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija5.8 
 10. Bozovic, Kozuv5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  MZT Skopje
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bogoev, MZT Skopje6.0 
 2. Mijajlovic, Kozuv4.1 
 3. Samardziev, Feni I.3.9 
 4. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.6 
 5. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.5 
 6. Morban, Lirija3.4 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.8 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija2.6 
 10. Radunovic, Lirija2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  MZT Skopje
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bogoev, MZT Skopje1.8 
 2. Radunovic, Lirija1.7 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 4. Stajic, Lirija1.5 
 5. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 6. Kerkez, Vardar1.2 
 7. Pajic, Vardar1.1 
 8. Janjusevic, Rovina.1.1 
 9. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.1 
 10. Zivcevic, Rabotni.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo2.1 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.1 
 4. Radojevic, Lirija1.0 
 5. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.0 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.7 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.4 
 9. Avramovski, Rabot.0.4 
 10. Kerkez, Vardar0.4 



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.7 
 2. Chlaidze, Sokhumi21.5 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.3 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.19.6 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi17.3 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi16.8 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.7 
 8. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.0 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.15.7 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.7 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.7 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.12.7 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.1 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.6 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.3 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi9.0 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.8.4 
 9. Revazashvili, Same.7.8 
 10. Prewitt, MIA A.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.8 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.6.1 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.6 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.5 
 6. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 7. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi5.3 
 9. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.9 
 10. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.2 
 3. Ramishvili, Batumi2.0 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 5. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 6. Fatsatsia, Olimpi1.6 
 7. Gamqrelidze, Armia1.6 
 8. Dvalishvili, Olimpi1.5 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.5 
 10. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.3 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi1.3 
 4. Eliashvili, Batumi1.3 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.2 
 7. Archibeque, MIA A.1.1 
 8. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 9. Kvelashvili, Batumi0.7 
 10. Beruashvili, TSU0.7 



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 22-6 
 2. EWE Baskets 20-8 
 3. Ratiopharm 19-9 
 4. B.Muenchen 19-11 
 5. ALBA 17-12 
 6. Phoenix Hagen 16-13 
 7. Art.Dragons 16-13 
 8. Telekom Baskets 15-13 
 9. s.Oliver Baskets 15-15 
 10. Walter Tigers 14-16 
 11. Bremerhaven 13-16 
 12. TBB Trier 13-16 
 13. Bayreuth 12-17 
 14. MBC 12-17 
 15. NY Phantoms 12-18 
 16. Fraport SKY 12-18 
 17. Neckar L'burg 11-19 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-25 

Regular Season: Round 31

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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. White, Phoenix17.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.6 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.15.7 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.1 
 5. Brooks, Fraport SKY15.0 
 6. Peacock, Fraport14.8 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.4 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.4 
 9. Rice, B.Muenchen14.3 
 10. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.3 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.2 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.0 
 5. Robertson, Fraport6.8 
 6. Gordon, Phoenix6.6 
 7. McGhee, Bayreuth6.6 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier6.3 
 9. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.3 
 10. King, Art.Dragons6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.8 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.8 
 3. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.6 
 4. White, Phoenix4.3 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.2 
 6. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 8. Timberlake, MBC3.6 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 2. White, Phoenix1.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.7 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 7. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 8. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 6. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. King, Art.Dragons0.9 
 10. Frease, Walter T.0.9 


Essen head coach Krizanovic receives contract extension - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro A team ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen has given their head coach Igor Krizanovic a contract extension through the 2014-15 campaign, the club announced. He guided his team to a 12-18 record this past season. Krizanovic took over ETB six years ago and established it as a perennial Pro A team. In 2011-12 he led the club to its first ever Pro A playoff appearance.
For eleven years Krizanovic worked side by side with Markus Horn, five in Herten and six in Essen. However, this time will come to an end this summer, as Horn decided to step back as sport director on June 30.



ProB Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Schwelm - Noerdlingen 97-76

The game was mostly controlled by SG Schwelmer Baskets. Noerdlingen was better in fourth quarter 32-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets shot 32 for 45 from the free-throw line, while Noerdlingen only scored eleven points from the stripe. Noerdlingen was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Sebastian Schroter (207-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. Lars Wendt (190-92) helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Coles 24+5reb+2ast, D.Hamilton 20+5reb+4ast, S.Schroter 19+17reb+3ast, L.Wendt 16+7reb+9ast, A.Kronhardt 8+4reb, M.Agyapong 4+1reb
Noerdlingen: S.Schmoll 16+5reb, C.Gray 15+13reb, B.Hogg 15+7reb+5ast, F.Brutting 11+1reb+3ast, L.Vrkas 8, F.Sefranek 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 238492


Rist Wedel - Weissenhorn 53-68

The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-53. It was a good game for naturalized Ukrainian center Maksym Shtein (206-80) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Kay Gausa (199-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. Fabian Boeke (208-86, college: Washington St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) added 21 points in the effort for SC Rist Wedel. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: M.Shtein 26+6reb+2ast, B.Butler 13+6reb, T.Joenke 12+7reb+2ast, K.Gausa 10+11reb+2ast, M.Heberlein 4+6reb+4ast, P.Vojkovic 3+1reb
Rist Wedel: D.Hopkins 21+4reb+1ast, F.Boeke 13+16reb, A.Johnston 9+3reb+4ast, M.Boadu 5+3reb+5ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 3+4reb, I.Akpinar 2
gschID: 238493


Bayer Giants - BSW Sixers 93-90

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bayer Giants made 32-of-38 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) who led the winners and scored 38 points (!!!) and 8 assists. Goetz Twiehoff (198-85) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188-87, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) came up with 38 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for BSW Sixers in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 38+3reb+8ast, G.Twiehoff 17+6reb+3ast, O.Legankovas 17+6reb+1ast, M.Kuczmann 11+3reb, J.Eggleston 8+11reb+4ast, K.Behrmann 2+3reb+1ast
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 38+5reb+2ast, R.Schirmer 11+9reb, N.Gerwig 9+5reb, S.Ahnsehl 8+6reb+2ast, T.Lipke 8+3reb+1ast, M.Haut 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 238491



Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) If We Play Defense The Way We Want, Then I Think We Can Keep Their Scoring Down - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

Congrats on the 93-86 win in Trier. You told me last week in our pregame interview that it would be a high scoring game despite TBB Trier being known as a defensive team. Are you a moonlighting visionary? lol

Naw I just know the way we play its always going to be a high scoring game, either for us or for both teams, that's just the way it is for us.

You guys got off the bat right away in the first scoring 33 points. What was key for not letting TBB Trier find an early defensive rhythm?

We just wanted to attack them early and aggressive. And we kept the pressure on them on the defensive side which gave us a lot of transition opportunities


How important was it keeping long Brian Harper to four points who is a big key for their offensive success?

That was a big deal because we know how he can ignite their team on offense, so shutting him down forced other guys to step up who are not known for scoring to score points for them.


Dino Gregory scored 17 points the most as a member of Phoenix Hagen, He was pretty much unstoppable shooting 8/9. Everyone understands his worth on the defensive side, but is he coming into his own on the offensive end?

I would say so, he is finding ways to score with how we play so fast and since we don't have actual post plays for our bigs, but he knows where to score


The next game is against the Neckar Riesen. What do you remember from the 89-68 road win?

We dominated that game from the start, we played really good defense and pretty much scored at will


They are a very much changed team and FIGHTING to stay in the league. Will we also see a high scoring game here?

If we play defense the way we want to play and stop their primary scorers I believe we can keep the scoring down for them, but for sure we are going to try to put up points

Who will be NCAA champ Michigan or Lousiville?

Well I'm late for this one, but I had Louisville winning anyway


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Surrogate


Thanks Larry for the chat.




Kenny Barker (Science City Jena) Science City Jena Wouldnt Be In The Playoffs Or Have A 2-0 Series Lead Against BG Goettingen Without Lee Jeka - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kenny Barker (191-G-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) is a 26 year old 191cm guard from San Diego, California that is playing his second season for Science City Jena. He played at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA2) from 2004-2007 and then transfered to Alaska-Anch. (NCAA2) where he played until 2009. In his senior year, he played 28 games: 18.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3Pts: 39.4%, FT: 83.8%. In 2009-2010 he turned professional and played in Germany for FC Bayern Muenchen (Germany-ProA, starting five): 30 games: 16.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 78.6%. In 2010-2011, he played for BBC Bayreuth (Germany-1.Bundesliga), left in Jan. '11: 5 games: 2.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg. Last season for Jena he played 31 games: 14.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 60.1%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 80.3%. He spoke to eurobasket after winning game 2 against Goettingen and having a 2-0 series lead.

Congrats on the 2-0 series lead against BG Goettingen. Is there a new basketball euphoric uprising happening in Jena or are fans and players keeping cool after the 2-0 series lead?

In Jena we're keeping it cool. Gottingen is a good team and we know we have to come focused to win game #3.

After the amazing upset in Goettingen, Jena came home and won 87-72. What was key for getting the game two win at home?

To get game #2 at home we just had to come ready to play defense and attack them on the offensive end.

How important did self confidence play a role in winning game two?

Self confidence was huge in that game. We lost both games in the regular season, but the second one came down to the end so after that we knew we could win.

Jena lost both games to Goettingen in the regular season, but the last game only by three points. How important was extra scouting for the playoff series?

Extra scouting was a big thing we did. What they do, they do very well so we had to make sure we knew what was going to happen going into the game.

Lee Jeka has scored 47 points in the first two games. Where would Jena be without him?

Science City Jena wouldnt be in the playoffs or have a 2-0 lead without Lee. He has been huge for us this yea and I can say that for all 13 players on the team. I think we made the playoffs by one game and I can point to a time during the season where everyone contributed for a win in one way or another.

It is usually Americans that get credit but talk about the worth of Germans Kevin Wysocki and Tim Schwartz who come to work each day and do their roles.

As you know you need good Germans in this league to win and our Germans have been Great for us. Tim has shot lights out this year, and Kevin has attacked the basket all year at a high rate and both of those guys being able to play the 3 and the 4 has given us flexibility.

Goettingen did a good job on the boards in game two. What will be key for winning the series in Goettingen?

The Key for the game in Gottingen will be Rebounding and to not panic when they go on their runs.

Who will win the 2013 NCAA Final and why?

I think Lousiville. Their press is amazing and they have so many guys who can attack and put pressure on the defense.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last movie I watched was Braveheart.


Thanks Kenny for the chat.




The LTi Giessen 46ers Getting Ready For The Pro A - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Ever since the 6th place finish of the LTi Giessen 46ers in 2004-2005 and then the soon departure of coach Stefan Koch and future Euroleague player Chuck Eidsen, the fortunes of the club has turned as dark as ominous thunder clouds looking over an empty prairie field in Oklahoma in the dog das od summer. In the last seven seasons, Giessen has finished 17th twice and on average never finished better than 15th place. Sometime in the Ost Halle there is nothing more entertaining to see on the court than lovable mascot Fabius making his rounds with his bicycle. If youre a Giessen fan, you will really have to dig through the memory bank to find any kind of amazing memories from the last seven years, but for some the memory of Heiko Schaffartzik playing a season there and going into the 2009 Euro championships on fire and averaging 54% from the parking lot, fan favorite Florian Hartenstein playing like a basketball god in the game of his life in an exhibition against FC Barcelona in 2008 making horse meat out of NBA players David Anderson and Fran Vazquez, seeing David Teague almost single- handedly dispose of Alba Berlin with 35 points and seeing the last hurra of ex German national player Misan Haldin last season. The team that had money problems again and filled for bankruptcy, but were saved, had been rescued a few times the last years with a wild card, but not this summer as the team will play in the PRO A and look for a new rebirth with positive white clouds clearing for future blue skies. Even though the LTi Giessen 46ers have lost and lost and lost in the last months, one cant take them lightly. They have a completely different roster now. I have much respect for this team. They played very hard and made it tough for us. They have made it tough for every team in the first half. We had to work very hard in the second half to get the win, stressed BBC Bayreuth point guard Kevin Hamilton.

Last season the LTi Giessen 46ers needed to win in Hagen on the last game day, but lost and had a record of 9-25 and luckily were able to remain in the Beko BBL with a wild card. Giessen started the season slow with a three game losing streak, but then won a wild 110-109 scoring festival in the Osthalle against the Artland Dragons. They won back to back games in Trier and was the first team that season to beat the Brose Baskets Bamberg at home 68-65. Giessen has been some what unpredictable as they beat Phoenix Hagen at home, but also lost on back to back weekends on the road in Munich and Tuebingen by a combined score of 59 points, but then again should have beat Braunschweig at home losing 63-62 not being able to win game on a last possession. In the Beko BBL, any team can beat any team and Giessen has the potential to always be capable of making surprises. Giessen is a great team that plays tough. They play very well at home and play scrappy. They can move the ball well and have good perimeter shooters with Stewart and Bernard. They also know how to defend and press very well, stressed ex LTi Giessen 46er Michael Umeh last season. One thing that Giessen excels at is their guard play. You need to take away their guard play. They seem to make about 60% of their points from their guards. You also always have to be aware of Elvir Ovcina. I have played against him a lot and he is such a great passer and has great court vision, warned ex Wake Forest player Kyle Visser. Defense also seems to have gelled in the early going as they allowed 75 points or fewer in eight of the first 14 games. Our strength is our defense. If we can keep teams at 75 points, then we always have a good chance to win, added Achmadschau Zazai. Despite the well rounded guard play, point guard Zazai knows where the team could still improve. We have to have better ball movement. We have the least assists in the league, warned Zazai last January. However in the last four months, the team had a record of 4-15 as they couldnt get around the corner to having more success. They suffered two five game losing streaks and lost their last three games. Their biggest win was a 78-65 win in Frankfurt which in a way always makes their season as they are their biggest rival.

A big problem with the organization LTi Giessen 46ers is simply that they have big problems trying to build a good team identity. It is not secret that players come and go everywhere in the Beko BBL except for maybe Bamberg, but in Giessen a annual house cleaning is about as normal as Kevin Love getting a double double. The team said farewell to 11 players during the season and off season and added eight new players. Before any new players were added, they got a new coach with Mathias Fischer who comes from Germany and won titles in Austria with Gmunden and was coach of the year. He had already got his feet wet in the coaching ranks in the Beko BBL being an assistant with Rhein Energie Cologne. Fischer is a coach that likes to develop young players and has given young Germans the chance to get minutes like with Oskar Fassler. As is sometimes the case players come a lot quicker than they stay as was the case with Americans Jimmy Baxter and John Fields. Baxter who is a basketball world traveler and had played in more than 10 countries left early as he was unable to get integrated and John Fields left for the Czech Republic as the big man position was crowded, but currently he is producing 17,6ppg and 9,8rpg. The team also has to say good bye ot Austrian Benjamin Ortner that went to Italy early in the season to play for Montepaschi Siena . The team kept only two players with experienced Elvir Ovcina who still plays like a 28 year old and Achmadschau Zazai who is a quick flashy guard that has been a spark plug in recent weeks. The team added many knows players including a known face in Giessen with Ryan Brooks who had been a rookie in 2010-2011. Last season he was a dominant scorer in Finland. The team took a risk bringing in Dijuan Harris after he had played in lower leagues like Finland and second division Turkey, but he has matured well in the Beko BBL and been solid. The team also brought in some talented Germans with Oskar Fassler who played in Trier, Dominik Spohr who came from Hagen and Andreas Buchert who has Beko BBL experience and played in Ehingen last season in the PRO A. It is never easy filling vacant spots during the season with new players, but Giessen did a good job finding solid players. With three players going the team hauled in inside player Jasmin Perkovic that won the 2009 Beko BBL title with Oldenburg, Laquan Prowell that adds scoring and experience having played in France for the last three years and American Jeffery Bonds like Prowell is another versatile forward that had played in Spain since 2007. The biggest strength of the team is maintaining that fighting mentality that it is known to have. The team is carried by the hardcore fans. The team has talent and can beat any team on any given nigt as was the case with ratiopharm Ulm. They need to find some kind of team chemistry fast if they want to get free from the Beko BBL cellar. Their weakness is simply many no name players, plus the fact that three players left early and three new players came to the team not really helping build the team chemistry faster. So far this season the club has suffered a eight game losing streak. Besides beating Ulm at home, they also were able to beat Bonn at home. A big problem is playing consistent defense as they have allowed 80 plus points eight times. However in a seven game stretch, they allowed only 80 points once. If being near the end of the standings hasnt been enough of a torture, the fans got a rude Christmas gift as shortly after the big win at home against Ulm, the club announced that it hasd filed for bankruptcy. The team will be able to finish out the season, but the future of this traditional team seems to be up in the air.

The team added many players that came and went as quickly as one can inspect downtown Giessen as scorer Jimmy Baxter left early not finding eye to eye with team, John Fields left for Czech republic, point guard Dijuan Harris unhappy with playing time left for Slovakia, Austrian Benjamin Ortner left for a better deal in the ACB, and the club couldnt finance the short term contracts of Jasmin Perkovic and Jefferey Bonds. With bankruptcy looming, the club had to save some money by letting Americans Ryan Brooks and three point ace Laquan Prowell hitch a ride down the A5 to Frankfurt. What has remained is a team filled with many Germans and three international players. Recently the team got point guard Sharaud Curry that left MBC and unlikely USA/UK combination Randall Hanke that played in Sweden and with Curry at providence. The team also brought in this season German Oskar Fassler that developed under Henrik Rodl in Trier. Ex Phoenix Hagen forward Dominik Spohr and talented forward Andreas Buchert who has a sweet post game. Guys like Germans Jonas Weiser (179-PG-93) and Robin Amaize always need to be ready to come in.

In the last years, The Skyliners have dominated the Hessen derby posting a 11-3 record. Frankfurt has demonstrated a special confidence and calmness that makes the Osthalle in Giessen look more like their own personal lounge area than a hostile Giessen playground with naughty kids throwing sticks and stones. Who could forget the onslaught before Christmas 2005 as Frankfurt routed Giessen 96 to 63 with seven three pointers from Desmond Ferguson. I had a good rhythm going on in that game and my teammates made a good job getting me the ball. I wasnt able to find my rhythm much while I played in Frankfurt for various reasons, but that game was probably my highlight playing there, added ex Skyliner Desmond Ferguson. Three years ago under the guidance of Charles Barton, Frankfurt won a nail bitter 73 to 67 as Frankfurt showed nerves of steal in the dwindling minutes of the fourth quarter. Two years ago, Frankfurt won a tight game, even though it seemed like they were never in any real danger of losing as Derrick Allen led the team with 19 points and an energized Alex King flew into the arena with a specially made superman cape and steered the team off the bench scoring in double figures. Who could forget the buzzer beater by Karlsruhe German Rouven Roessler in 2007? Well that game winning shot that beat Frankfurt was 34 months ago, and Roessler still has the shot dancing in his dreams. I remember that buzzer beater as if it was yesterday. I got the video clip to the game three weeks ago, said ex Giessen 46er Rouven Roessler. . In the 2008-2009 season, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners won in Giessen 75-57 getting 19 points form Lorenzo Gordon. In Frankfurt, they pounded Giessen 93-72 as Pascal Roller and in 2009-2010, Frankfurt won at home 80-69 getting 22 points from Derrick Allen. The last game against Giessen was a nail bitter win by Frankfurt in Giessen which was won 69-68 as Pascal Roller won the game with 13 seconds to play with two free throws. In the first meeting last season Frankfurt won 82-64 as Giessen was outscored 48-21 in the second half. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Dashaun Wood with 21 points and Roger Powell added 18 points. In the second meeting in Frankfurt, Giessen lost 81-62 as Dashaun Wood scored 26 points. The last time that Frankfurt lost was in December 2002 and they have won the last nine games in a row against Giessen on the road. Last season, the two teams split the season series as the Fraport Skyliners won in Giessen 64-56 as Jermareo Davidson had 16 points and Michael Thompson 13 points. In the return date, the LTi Giessen 46ers got revenge winning in Frankfurt 78-65. This Saturday will showcase a real cellar duel with the 18th LTi Giessen 46ers playing 16th ranked Fraport Skyliners. The LTi Giessen 46ers have been playing better as of late having won two of their last three games including a huge win at home against ratiopharm Ulm. The Fraport Skyliners are coming off a loss against FC Bayern Munich and this is another must win for them. The key to success remains their bread and butter. This is a must win for us. We cut down the scoring average of Munich 36 points. If we can do the same to Giessen then we should have a good chance of winning, smiled Fraport Skyliner guard Devin Gibson. In the first meeting this season, the Fraport Skyliners demolished Giessen 79-59 as they were never in fear of losing starting quickly keeping Giessen to nine points and leading 48-29. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Zach Peacock with 23 points and nine rebounds. Americans Dawan Robinson and Ted Scott contributed 16 points a piece.

Currently the LTi Giessen 46ers are riding a 16 game losing streak and the last time they won was December 22nd as they surprised ratipharm Ulm. However with a lesser talented roster due too many players going due to the financial situation the team has had problems winning giving up 100 or more points seven times. Giessen is depending on many young Germans and Skyliner guard Ryan Brooks is looking forward to playing against his ex team and one player. I am looking forward to playing against my old team. Anytime you come off a loss, you want to get the win in the next game. I am looking forward to playing against my boy Jonas Weiser. I was always encouraging him to be aggressive and make plays. He was shy at first, but now with more playing time experience is helping him. It will be interesting to go against him when the lights go out, added Ryan Brooks. Zach peacock is also looking forward to playing against his ex team. Anytime you play against your ex team it is important to do well. Personally I want to be aggressive and as a team it is a must win, warned Zach Peacock. Quantez Robertson knows that the team has to forget the loss against Oldenburg and get back into the win column. We have to be aggressive on defense. They have nothing to loose as they are in last place. We have to be mentally prepared, give everything on offense and defense and limit them too one shot, added Quantez Robertson.

The Giessen 46ers are led by power forward/center Elvir Ovcina who came late to the Giessen 46ers in the 2009-2010 season is playing his fourth season in Giessen. He is a movable center, who passes and scores well. He played at Syracuse (NCAA) from 1995-1999 and played a year together with ex NBA player John Wallace reaching the NCAA final in 1996 losing to Kentucky. He played for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg from 2001-2004 and won the BEKO BBL cup with Rhein Energy Cologne in 2005. He had his most success as a player with one team with Ostende winning the league title in 2006 and 2007 and cup in 2008. In 2009-2010 for Giessen, he played 14 games averaging 14.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 69.4%. In 2010-2011, he played 34 games: 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 76.4%. Last season for Giessen he played 33 games: 11.4ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 80.0%.
Oskar Fassler is a 24 year old 198cm guard is playing his first season with Giessen and also comes from the Alba Berlin fraction. He played for TUS Lichterfelde Berlin (Regionalliga) from 2004-2006. He joined Alba Berlin in 2006 and played there until 2009. He also was a young player that didnt get a real chance as he was sitting on the bench. He only played 22 BEKO BBL games. In 2009-2010, he started with Alba Berlin and then moved to Science City Jena (ProA, starting five): 12 games: 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 77.8%, also played at Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (1.Bundesliga): 4 games: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg. In 2010-2011 for TBB Trier he played 25 games: 5.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 59.1%He was a part of the German U-18 and U-20 teams and played at the European Championships U20 Division B in Targu Mures (Romania) -08: (Champion): 7 games: 3.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg. Lasts eason for TBB Trier he played 31 games: 2.6ppg, 1.8rpg. The team also added Dominik Spohr who is a 23 year old 198cm forward from Hagen. He started his basketball career in 2004 for BBV Hagen (Regionalliga) where he played until 2007. He then played for Phoenix Hagen from 2007-2012. Last season for Phoenix Hagen he played 30 games: 1.9ppg, 1.4rpg; played also for BG Hagen (Regionalliga): 6 games: 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg. He played a total of 64 Beko BBL games for Phoenix Hagen. The team also added 25 year old 208cm forward Andy Buchert who comes from Trier. He got experience playing in the States first for : Tallahasse CC from 2005-2007. He then played fro Winthrop from 2007-2010. In 2010-2011 he turned professional and played for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (1.Bundesliga): 1 game: 0pts, 1reb, 1ast, 1block, in Dec.'10 moved to Phoenix Hagen (1.Bundesliga): 9 games: 3.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6bpg; left in Feb. '11. Last season he played for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA): 27 games: 11.3ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 55.2%.





The Miles Basketball Minute: There Is Nothing Ugly About The Phoenix Hagen Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Since moving up to the Beko BBL in 2009, there hasnt been too much exciting happening with Phoenix Hagen besides fighting against the moving down from the Beko BBL and piddling around in no mans land. Notable memories for Hagen fans could be the making of the movie Phoenix in the asche and the Michael Jordan locker room outburst in Frankfurt that was Oscar worthy, beating Alba Berlin three seasons in a row in Hagen, the 35 point effort by Jordan Hasquet in Munich or the last game by ex Skyliner Jon Leuer in Hagen making 27 points before exiting to greener pastures in the NBA. Another nice occurrence with the club is the permanent nesting of German oldie Bernd Kruel who is known as the bird storch and who is 36 and is playing his 16th season in Hagen with short stays in Frankfurt and Bonn. He is a German basketball dinosauer that is following in the foot steps of ex teammate Chris Ensminger in terms of longevity as a player and must be getting served up a special tasty vitamin enriched diet of fish in the river Volme that keeps his energy alive and kicking. One could find the parallel that basketball and the city Hagen go hand in hand in that they are ugly. It has been stated that Hagen is the ugliest city in Germany and basketball in the past has been farther from beauty than pigs are from flying, but this season there is nothing ugly about Phoenix Hagen basketball.

If one wants to examine closely the reasons why Phoenix Hagen basketball isnt ugly anymore and is actually successful, one can find numerous reasons for the turn around. For those that have been locked in a closet in the past 4 years wont know that Phoenix Hagen play run and gun basketball and just try to outscore the opponent. They have scored 80 plus points in 18 of 30 games and average 86 points a game. One could even be as unfriendly and mention that the team doesnt play defense in order to conserve energy for their offense. This season, the team continues to play run and gun, but seems to play with a bit more consistency than in the past and the club also has found the word DEFENSE in their vocabulary. They were able to hold offensive teams like Oldenburg and Tuebingen to under 70 points and the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg who arent the strongest scoring team, but are capable of breaking out especially with a then fit Jimmy Mckinney who logged 34 minutes and was held to eight points. It also helps that the team found their chemistry early and that the players fit together better than in past years and have found their roles better. Head coach Ingo Freyer preaches offense and this season it seems like they are playing a type of Euroleague offense compared to BBL offense the last years.

When looking at the roster, Ingo Freyer has a healthy 10 man rotation where each guy has contributed in his special way. Hagen fans will argue with any one why Davin White (186-G-81, college: CS Northridge) shouldnt get the MVP. He is the top scorer in the league and near the top in assists. White reminds me of Alba Berlin guard Dashaun Wood in that he is having a similar kind of year that he had in 2010-2011 with Frankfurt. He may seem one dimensional as a scorer, but the Phoenix native will pull out his playmaking qualities when called for or if his shots arent falling. Phoenix Hagen surely would have 3-4 less wins without him. David Bell is about as pure a scorer that you will ever find. He looks like baby hulk just without the green and could probably hit blindfolded if he started practicing. His dangerous shooting has been key all season long. American Larry Gordon has been very consistent and is the unsung back bone hero on defense as he often guards the opponents best player. Adam Hess gives experience, leadership and can still hit from downtown to give his team a boost. Bringing Mark Dorris back helped as he knows the team and Freyer. He can explode on any night like his buddy Quantez Robertson does flying to the hoop. Americans Abe Lodwick who hardly played at Washington state and made the team in a try out phase has had some big games on offense and defense and probably surprised many by his strong and spirited play. American Dino Gregory is the back bone on defense. After playing at Maryland and as a rookie in Sweden, some wondered if he could step up in the better league Beko BBL, and he has. I can remember early in the season, I got a mail from the dad of Gregory asking, How is my boy doing, and I responded Well sir, I havent seen him play, but I am sure he will have a good season. It was the usual bla bla, but papa Gregory can be proud of his son who is leading the league in blocks and plays with a passion that would even have made ex Maryland stand out Len Bias proud. Gregory made 6 blocks against Bremerhaven and guards that penetrate have to always know where the big man is.

With less than a month to go in the season, Phoenix Hagen is in contention of making their first playoffs. The team has had fortune not having serious injury woes and an important aspect to their success is their self confidence which has been increased the last weeks due to big wins against Alba Berlin and the Brose Baskets Bamberg. The team believes in their game and making the playoffs. The question is can they continue to be consistent on offense and will they be capable of playing defense in some games in the last weeks. Just making the playoffs will be an amazing achievement. With four games remaining, they have a super chance. Currently they are in eighth place with one win more than ninth placed Wurzburg. They have three home games left and should be able to beat Ludwigsburg and MBC. They beat Artland on the road, but were slaughtered at home against FC Bayern Munich. If they can win one of these two games then they should be ok for the playoffs. If the playoffs do happen than Ingo Freyer may get a statue from the city and even if there is nothing remotely beautiful about the city, the Phoenix Hagen basketball fans will feel as pretty as a Picasso painting when it comes to basketball. The city could make a slogan saying The most beautiful part of the city is on the court in the Enervie arena.




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  GREECE   

Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.4 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.19.4 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.4 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio16.7 
 5. Vranjes, Pagrati16.7 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.16.3 
 7. Kitsoulis, OFI15.8 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.15.7 
 9. Gizogiannis, Arkad.15.6 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.7 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.7 
 4. Sklavos, Pagrati8.6 
 5. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.0 
 6. Manousos, Doxa L.8.0 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.7.8 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.4 
 9. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 10. Sigounas, Arkadik.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.9 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.9 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.6 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.8 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.6 
 7. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.6 
 8. Matalon, OFI3.6 
 9. Petrakis, OFI3.4 
 10. Katsares, Trikalla3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thodoris TSIOTRAS
  Arkadikos
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.8 
 2. Katsares, Trikalla2.4 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.1 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.0 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.7 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.1.7 
 8. Saloustros, Filath.1.6 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.5 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Krum DOYCHINOV
  OFI
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 2. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 4. Adetokubo, Filath.0.8 
 5. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.7 
 6. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.7 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 9. Noeas, Koroivos0.7 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.0.6 


EuroLeague: FC Regal Barcelona snatch overtime win over Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

FC Regal Barcelona - Panathinaikos 72:70 (OT)

Barcelona opened their EuroLeague quarterfinal series against Panathinaikos with victory. They snatched a dramatic overtime win over the Hellenes in the opener. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Panathinaikos silenced the Palau Blaugrana with a storming start to the game. The Athens outfit went on a 21:11 run in the first ten minutes. The Spaniards reacted with a 23:11 rally in the second period. The hosts spurred ahead to take a 34:32 halftime lead. Panathinaikos were back in the drivers seat in the third period. The Greek side limited Barcelona to 11 points in the quarter and earned a 51:45 lead with ten minutes remaining in regulation. Barcelona denied the deficit and surged ahead for a 64:61 lead with just over a minute remaining in regulation. Diamantidis drained a triple to tie things up at 64. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) then missed a layup as the teams headed into overtime. The lead changed hands for several times early in the extra period. Finally Juan Carlos Navarro hit a three-pointer to give the hosts a 72:70 lead with 2 minutes left in overtime. The teams then went scoreless in the remaining two minutes and Barcelona escaped with a narrow win at the end. Ante Tomic and Victor Sada (192-G-84) netted 13 points each for the winners. James Gist (205-F-86) and Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) responded with 14 points each for Panathinaikos.

FC Regal Barcelona: Juan Carlos Navarro 14, Ante Tomic 13, Victor Sada 13
Panathinaikos: James Gist 14, Stephane Lasme 14



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Kormend
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Austin, Kormend21.1 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.20.5 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari20.5 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 5. Spica, Kaposvari19.9 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.2 
 8. Wood, Albacomp19.2 
 9. Copeland, Bayamon18.8 
 10. Shaw, Kormend18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.9 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 5. Austin, Kormend8.4 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.1 
 7. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.9 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 9. Keller, Albacomp7.8 
 10. Markovic, Jaszber.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.6 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.3 
 3. Moore, Albacomp6.3 
 4. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.9 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.6 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.2 
 7. Copeland, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.8 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.1 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 4. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp2.3 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 7. Loesing, PVSK P.1.8 
 8. Jones, Szedeak1.8 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 10. Kertesz, ZTE K.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 2. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 3. Keller, Albacomp0.9 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 6. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.0.6 
 9. Fey, Shinshu BW0.6 
 10. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 


MKB-Euroleasing International Cup U18 Budapest - by Balazs Radics

FINAL:

1. Mega Vizura Beograd (SRB)
2. Cibona Zagreb (CRO)
3. Vasas Akademia (HUN)
4. Bosna Sarajevo (BIH)
5. KK Sutjeska Niksic (MNE)

Results:

4. April, Thursday:

Vasas Akadmia-KK Sutjeska Niksic 61-55 (21-12, 12-9, 16-16, 12-18)
http://kosarsuli.hu/gameDetail.php?gameid=877

5. April Friday:

Mega Vizuira Beograd-Bosna Sarajevo 100-55 (34-7, 18-15, 22-18, 26-15)
http://kosarsuli.hu/gameDetail.php?gameid=878

KK Sutjeska Niksic-Cibona Zagreb 65-67 (24-12, 11-23, 15-20, 15-12)
http://kosarsuli.hu/gameDetail.php?gameid=879

Bosna Sarajevo-Vasas Akademia 41-70 (16-15, 10-23, 7-23, 8-9)
http://kosarsuli.hu/gameDetail.php?gameid=880

6. April, Saturday

KK Sutjeska Niksic-Mega Vizura Beograd 46-99 (15-16, 10-31, 7-26, 14-26)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?pgs9lbf8

Cibona Zagreb-Bosna Sarajevo 79-67 (25-14, 19-10, 18-20, 17-23)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?ywi9oac2

Mega Vizura Beograd-Vasas Akademia 92-90 (30-31, 24-13, 20-22, 18-24)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?ptq4vns8

7. April, Sunday

Cibona Zagreb-Mega Vizura Beograd 55-86 (13-22, 13-18, 14-27, 15-19)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?squ8xib1

Bosna Sarajevo-KK Sutjeska Niksic 76-74 (20-21, 25-19, 20-15, 11-19)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?qqv7nrf6

Vasas Akademia-Cibona Zagreb 71-92 (14-27, 21-26, 10-17, 26-22)
http://195.56.77.56/n4/?lnc8hca9

Individual Awards:

All Star:
Bruno Skokna (183-SG-97) (KK Cibona Zagreb)
Janos Velkey (192-G-95) (Vasas Akadmia)
Rade Zagorac (201-SG-95) (Mega Vizura)
Aleksa Ilic (199-F-96) (KK Stutjeska Niksic)
Milenko Veljkovic (214-C-95) (Mega Vizura)

Team MVPs:
Nikola Agramovic (189-G-95) (KK Sutjeska Niksic)
Smaljovic Rijad (Bosna Sarajevo)
David Boinitzer (197-F-95) (Vasas Akadmia)
Nik Slavica (97) (KK Cibona Zagreb)
Dorde Simeunovic (197-SF-95) (Mega Vizura)

Most point scored: Rade Zagorac (Mega Vizura)

Best defensive player: Ognjen Jaramaz (190-PG-95) (Mega Vizura)

MVP: Nikola Jokic (Mega Vizura)



Matt Shaw is leaving Hungary - by Tamas Deri

The management of Kormend and american power forward, Matt Shaw (203-F-88, agency: Two Points, college: UNLV) agreed to part ways, so the team willl finish the season with only one american on the roster. The 203 cm tall Shaw played college ball on UNLV and started his professional carreer with SoCal Swish in 2010. He signed his first overseas deal with Tln Kalev Tallinn in Estonia and run a great rookie season averaging 14.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2spg. During the last summer he accepted the offer of the Eurochallenge-team Krmend and was one of the key player's of coach Hencsey's team. In 6 games of the EC he put up amazing 21.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 blocks per game. He scored in all games of the competition in double figures, had a great double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds in Timisoara and led his team to a great victory on the homecourt against them scoring a season high 33 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. In 28 games of the Hungarian Championship he added 18.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He had 4 double-doubles in this competition and played his best game against Debrecen scoring 29 points and collecting 11 rebounds on the 2nd of February, 2013.


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  ICELAND   

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Pitts, KFI33.5 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.27.2 
 3. Palm, IR26.5 
 4. Smith, Thor Thorl25.8 
 5. Broussard, Grind.23.3 
 6. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.6 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.21.8 
 8. Frye, Stjarnan21.5 
 9. Craion, Keflavik21.4 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Van, Njardvik15.0 
 2. Amoroso, Snaefell14.5 
 3. Craion, Keflavik13.1 
 4. Baptist, Keflavik10.3 
 5. Valentine, Tindast.10.0 
 6. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.3 
 9. Mills, Stjarnan9.0 
 10. Frye, Stjarnan8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.0 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan8.1 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.0 
 4. Gibson, Tindastoll6.9 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.3 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl5.7 
 7. Williams, IR5.6 
 8. Richardson, KR5.3 
 9. Medlock, Skallagri.4.8 
 10. Fridriksson, Njar.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron BROUSSARD
  Grind.
  (195-F-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Broussard, Grind.2.6 
 2. Williams, IR2.6 
 3. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 4. Richardson, KR2.3 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.2.3 
 6. Threatt, Snaefell2.0 
 7. Viggosson, Tindast.1.9 
 8. Valentine, Tindast.1.9 
 9. Baptist, Keflavik1.9 
 10. Zeglinski, Grinda.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.3 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.2 
 3. Bradshaw, KFI1.8 
 4. Van, Njardvik1.4 
 5. Baptist, Keflavik1.3 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.2 
 7. Acox, KR1.2 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.1 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.1 
 10. McClellan, KR0.8 


Stjarnan beat Snaefell - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Stjarnan took the lead in the serie between these teams in play-offs semifinal by winning in away game 93-79
Stjarnan did control the game most of the time and Snaefell did not look strong enough to beat them. Snaefell missing their American point guard Jay Threatt who is injured. Need him badly in next game on Friday. Snaefell shooting better over all, getting more free throws rebounding better 35-29 but 18 turn overs to 11 Stjarnan hurt them. Stjarnan with 12 steals to only 5 for Snaefell.
Snaefell needs to play much better defense in next game to have chance against good Stjarnan team.
Top scorers for Snaefell. Ryan Amoroso 21. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 20
For Stjarnan. Jarrid Frye 29. Jovan Zdravevski 21. Brian Mills 15



Sundsvall takes the lead - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Another close game when Sundsvall Dragons beat Norrkoping Dolphins in third game of the semi finals of play-offs in Sweden 79-76
Again it was the Icelandic players on dragons team that where the main performers in the win.
Jakob Sigurdarson leading the way with 19 points and 7 assist. Hlynur Baeringsson 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The third Icelander in this game Pavel Ermolinskij on Dolphins team scored 2 points. 4 rebounds and 4 assist.
Next game at Norrkoping on Thursday



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  INDONESIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.15.9 
 2. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.2 
 3. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.0 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya13.1 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac12.8 
 6. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.3 
 7. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.0 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.11.9 
 9. Nagata, Pacific11.9 
 10. Sabara, Pacific11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.10.7 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.3 
 3. Sabara, Pacific8.9 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.8.4 
 5. Nolland, Garuda8.3 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.7.8 
 7. Sucipto, NSH G.7.5 
 8. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.5 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.6.4 
 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. Muharri, CLS K.4.7 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.5 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.4 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti4.0 
 6. Gerungan, Dell A.3.5 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.3 
 8. Sucipto, Satya W.3.0 
 9. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.8 
 10. Dwi Priasmor., Bi.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.3 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.0 
 3. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.6 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.4 
 5. Michel, Satria Muda2.1 
 6. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.1 
 7. Ramadhani, Dell As.2.0 
 8. Wijaya, Garuda2.0 
 9. Dewanto, Pelita J.1.9 
 10. Nolland, Garuda1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.2 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.2.0 
 3. Nugroho, Satya W.1.7 
 4. Teguh, Hangtuah1.7 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.5 
 6. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.5 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 8. Damanik, Pelita Ja.1.1 
 9. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 10. Gunawan, Satria M.1.1 



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Ironi Nes-Ziona 21-4 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 20-5 
 3. Hod Hasharon 18-7 
 4. Ironi Ramat Gan 16-9 
 5. Hapoel Afula 16-9 
 6. Elitzur Yavne 15-10 
 7. Ironi K-A 15-10 
 8. Hapoel Kazrin 11-14 
 9. Macc.B.Yaakov 10-15 
 10. Elitzur Ramla 9-16 
 11. Hapoel K/S 8-17 
 12. Kiryat Tivon 7-18 
 13. Maccabi K/G 5-20 
 14. Maccabi K/B 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 9: Hod Hasharon - Hapoel K/S 88-65
Apr. 9: Ironi K-A - Maccabi K/G 87-70
Apr. 9: Kiryat Tivon - Maccabi K/B 84-77
Apr. 9: Hapoel Kazrin - Macc.B.Yaakov 81-87
Apr. 9: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Ironi Nahariya 75-81
Apr. 9: Elitzur Ramla - Ironi Ramat Gan 74-87
Apr. 9: Elitzur Yavne - Hapoel Afula 52-73

Regular Season: Round 26

Apr. 18: Hapoel K/S - Kiryat Tivon
Apr. 18: Maccabi K/B - Elitzur Yavne
Apr. 18: Hapoel Afula - Hapoel Kazrin
Apr. 18: Macc.B.Yaakov - Elitzur Ramla
Apr. 18: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A
Apr. 18: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A
Apr. 18: Maccabi K/G - Ironi Nes-Ziona
Apr. 18: Ironi Nahariya - Hod Hasharon


Kent's double-double lands him National League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old swingman Tyrone Kent (196-G/F-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Ironi Ramat Gan and receives a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 25.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Elitzur Ramla (#10, 9-16) 87-74. Ironi Ramat Gan is placed at 4th position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Ironi Ramat Gan will need more victories to improve their 16-9 record. Kent turned to be Ironi Ramat Gan's top player in his first season with the team. Tyrone Kent averages this season 16.2ppg and 6.0rpg. Worth to mention Kent played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Cyrus Tate (203-F/C-85) of top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona. He is American forward in his first season at Ironi Nes-Ziona. In the last game Tate recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Ironi Nes-Ziona lost that game 75-81 to slightly lower-ranked Ironi Nahariya (#2, 20-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Ironi Nes-Ziona still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. It was just his team's 4th loss this season, while they won 21 other games. Tate is one of the most experienced players at Ironi Nes-Ziona and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Johndre Jefferson (207-C/F-88) of Elitzur Ramla (#10). Jefferson scored 17 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Jefferson's great performance Elitzur Ramla lost 74-87 to the higher-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#4, 16-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Elitzur Ramla not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jefferson could try to bring Elitzur Ramla's a little bit higher in the standings. Jefferson has individually a great season in Israel. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.5rpg (#1 in league). He also has 3.1bpg and FGP: 61.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dallis Joyner (203-F-90) of Maccabi K/B - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Allen Durham (198-F-88) of Hapoel Afula - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Ironi K-A - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Lenny Daniel (203-F-87) of Maccabi K/G - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85) of Hod Hasharon - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Muhammad El Amin (196-G/F-87) of Maccabi K/G - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Kobi Izik (204-F/C-83) of Ironi K-A - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Israeli U18 National Team came back from Holland - by Eurobasket News

Israeli U18 National Team came back from Holland as they participated at the Nordic Tournament.
In Day 1 Sabonis Basketball Academy overcame Israeli National Team 65:54 in the opener. Modestas Zaunieriunas (185-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 11 points and Aidas Kavaliauskas (179-PG-95) added 10. Shandor replied with 8 points in the losing effort.
Later Israeli National Team was beaten by Gasterra Flames 56:62.
Israeli National Team won over Selection Team Xi'an 71:39. In the last game of the group stage Eisbaren Bremerhaven lost to Israeli National Team 48:56.
In the game for the 5th place Netherlands National Team U18 edged Israeli National Team 81:75. Yannick Franke (185-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Tamir Blatt (178-PG-97) netted 20 in defeat.



National League Round 25: Ironi Nahariya defeats leader Ironi Nes-Ziona - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (21-4) in Nes Ziyona on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Ironi Nahariya (20-5) 81-75. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. Raviv Pitshon (202-89) contributed with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds for Ironi Nes-Ziona. Ironi Nahariya maintains second place with 20-5 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Ironi Nahariya are looking forward to face Hod Hasharon (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Hapoel Afula (16-9) which played on the court of Elitzur Yavne (15-10). Fourth ranked Hapoel Afula crushed hosts 73-52. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Oz Blayzer chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula maintains fourth place with 16-9 record, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. They share it with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) at home in the next round. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between third ranked Hod Hasharon (18-7) and 11th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (8-17) in Hod Hasharon on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Hod Hasharon outscored guests from Kfar Saba 88-65. Chukwudinma Odiakosa nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Adir Harush came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Hapoel Kfar Saba in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hod Hasharon maintains third place with 18-7 record having just three points less than leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Hod Hasharon will meet league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 25 were not that significant. Bottom-ranked Maccabi K/B was beaten by Kiryat Tivon on the road 84-77. Hapoel Kazrin lost to Macc.B.Yaakov on its own court 81-87. Ironi Ramat Gan managed to outperform Elitzur Ramla in a road game 87-74. Ironi K-A managed to beat Maccabi K/G at home 87-70.
The most impressive performance of 25th round was 17 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks by Johndre Jefferson of Elitzur Ramla.


Kiryat Tivon - Maccabi K/B 84-77

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked Kiryat Tivon (7-18) beat at home bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (4-21) 84-77 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Maccabi Kiryat Bialik won fourth quarter 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kiryat Tivon made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Kiryat Tivon outrebounded Maccabi Kiryat Bialik 40-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. Belizean-American forward Alex Carcamo (200-77, college: E.Washington, agency: Dream Team Management) nailed 26 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winning side and swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) accounted for 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and guard Dror Davidi (190-84) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Maccabi Kiryat Bialik in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kiryat Tivon maintains twelfth place with 7-18 record. Loser Maccabi Kiryat Bialik stay dead last with 21 lost games. Kiryat Tivon will meet higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play against Elitzur Yavne and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: A.Carcamo 26+8reb+3ast, T.Ber-Aven 18+6reb+6ast, I.Raguan 15+4reb+1ast, G.Murray 14+3reb, C.Bouchman 6+13reb+2ast, S.Farine 5+6reb+4ast
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 24+11reb+2ast, S.Labanowski 14, D.Davidi 14+5reb+5ast, M.Shamis 13+2reb+5ast, T.Ronen 8+3reb+3ast, A.Barak 4
gschID: 197918


Elitzur Yavne - Hapoel Afula 52-73

Another interesting game for Hapoel Afula (16-9) which played on the court of Elitzur Yavne (15-10). Fourth ranked Hapoel Afula crushed hosts 73-52. Elitzur Yavne was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 41-17 second half run of Hapoel Afula. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Elitzur Yavne to just 6 points in third quarter. Hapoel Afula forced 20 Elitzur Yavne turnovers. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and forward Oz Blayzer (199-92) chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula maintains fourth place with 16-9 record, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. They share it with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) at home in the next round. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 19+10reb+3ast, O.Blayzer 18+10reb, S.Brener 10+3reb+5ast, E.Eliyah 9+5reb+3ast, A.Fisher 8+3reb+3ast, L.Ariely 5+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Yavne: E.Hofman 12+7reb+2ast, I.Nesterenko 11+4reb, N.Matalon 7+8reb+1ast, M.McGhee 7+6reb+2ast, B.Shoham 5, Y.Lioutrine 5+6reb
gschID: 197917


Hapoel Kazrin - Macc.B.Yaakov 81-87

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (11-14) lost at home to ninth ranked Beer Yaakov (10-15) 87-81 on Tuesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-19. But Hapoel Kazrin won second period 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) nailed 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Avi Eliyahu (175-87, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) accounted for 21 points and 7 assists. Naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) came up with 21 points and 9 rebounds and guard Liran Shvarzvald (191-86) added 20 points respectively for Hapoel Kazrin in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Kazrin's coach Ziv Bartana rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Beer Yaakov maintains ninth place with 10-15 record. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Beer Yaakov will meet at home Elitzur Ramla (#10) in the next round. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Hapoel Afula and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Hall 23+8reb+2ast, A.Eliyahu 21+4reb+7ast, J.Alexander 13+10reb+2ast, I.Iram 13+5reb, I.Simin 8+5reb+4ast, N.Dvash 4
Hapoel Kazrin: A.Kazarnovski 21+9reb+2ast, L.Shvarzvald 20+2reb+1ast, M.James 14+3reb+1ast, R.Sabag 13+3reb+1ast, S.Salz 4+3reb, R.Dyer 4+11reb
gschID: 197916


Elitzur Ramla - Ironi Ramat Gan 74-87

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (16-9) won against on the road 10th ranked Elitzur Ramla (9-16) 87-74 on Tuesday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Ironi Ramat Gan looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) accounted for 15 points and 8 rebounds. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. American power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks and swingman Ohad Cohen (193-87) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Elitzur Ramla in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. Loser Elitzur Ramla keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet at home Ironi Kiryat Ata (#7) in the next round. Elitzur Ramla will play against Beer Yaakov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: T.Kent 21+10reb+4ast, K.Ramsey 17+8reb+1ast, T.Havkin 17+3reb+3ast, A.Tamir 15+8reb+3ast, V.Yeremishin 7+2reb, I.Grinboim 7+2reb+7ast
Elitzur Ramla: O.Cohen 23+6reb+3ast, J.Jefferson 17+15reb+3ast, A.Fogel 11+3reb, V.Teel 11+8reb+4ast, A.Guterman 6+2reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 197915


Ironi K-A - Maccabi K/G 87-70

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Maccabi K/G (5-20) lost on the road to seventh ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (15-10) 87-70 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Kiryat Ata. Maccabi K/G managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) nailed 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) accounted for 20 points and 10 rebounds. Four Ironi Kiryat Ata players scored in double figures. American swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Two Points) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) added 19 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Maccabi K/G in the defeat. Ironi Kiryat Ata have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Elitzur Yavne. Maccabi K/G lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with 20 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will meet higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1) in Nes Ziyona and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 22+7reb+4ast, K.Izik 20+10reb+2ast, N.Laish 13+4reb, I.Clark 12+5reb+2ast, A.Nanikashvili 8+1ast, G.Halamish 7+3reb
Maccabi K/G: M.El Amin 23+10reb+3ast, L.Daniel 19+13reb+2ast, O.Ron 12+2reb+3ast, T.Pisecki 8+6reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 8+1ast, C.Rum 0+1reb
gschID: 197914


Hod Hasharon - Hapoel K/S 88-65

The game between third ranked Hod Hasharon (18-7) and 11th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (8-17) in Hod Hasharon on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Hod Hasharon outscored guests from Kfar Saba 88-65. Hod Hasharon outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 36-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Hod Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Hapoel Kfar Saba's players. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) accounted for 18 points and 5 assists. Forward Adir Harush (187-90) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Two Points) added 18 points respectively for Hapoel Kfar Saba in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hod Hasharon maintains third place with 18-7 record having just three points less than leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Hod Hasharon will meet league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 18+3reb+5ast, G.Gandel 18+6reb+1ast, C.Odiakosa 14+12reb+2ast, O.Hover 9+4reb+2ast, E.Asante Asare 7+3reb+2ast, I.Stolero 6+5ast
Hapoel K/S: M.Hampton 18+3reb+2ast, A.Harush 17+6reb+2ast, E.Rotemberg 9+2reb+1ast, H.Karni 8+4reb+1ast, R.Elbaz 4+2reb+3ast, O.Lev 3+2ast
gschID: 197912


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Ironi Nahariya 75-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (21-4) in Nes Ziyona on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Ironi Nahariya (20-5) 81-75. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. Raviv Pitshon (202-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ironi Nes-Ziona. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya maintains second place with 20-5 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Ironi Nahariya are looking forward to face Hod Hasharon (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: R.Clemente 20+5reb, N.Golan 14+2reb+3ast, A.Zelkovits 14+4reb+1ast, R.Pitshon 11+13reb+1ast, N.Miller 10+7reb+4ast, E.Saudai 9+1reb
Ironi Nes-Ziona: C.Tate 23+14reb+2ast, B.Benn 19+6reb+4ast, T.Karpels 15+2reb, T.Michael Dunne 14+9reb, G.Amitay 4+3reb, Y.Savia 0
gschID: 197913



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  JAPAN   

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba21.4 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.16.9 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.0 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.2 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR14.4 
 7. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.4 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.8 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.1 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.3 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba12.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.0 
 4. Oyedeji, Tochigi B.10.4 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.3 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.6 
 7. Smith, Hitachi SR7.3 
 8. Takeuchi, Toyota7.2 
 9. Hale, Mitsubis.7.2 
 10. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.4 
 2. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.7 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.3 
 5. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.9 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido.2.9 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi2.7 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.2 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.1 
 9. Catron, Hokkaido L.1.1 
 10. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba0.8 
 7. Moss, Toshiba BT0.7 
 8. Young, Aishin SH0.7 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.6 


Toshiba goes from the dumps to the title game - by John Scribe

The JBL Finals should be a fun series.

It's not because the Aisin Seahorses are back to re-claim their title as the league's supreme team.

It's not because J.R. Henderson-Sakuragi has been on a mission with consecutive MVP campaigns.

Oh yes, this this will be the final season for the JBL as we know it; the league will enter a new stage with the establishment of the NBL next season.

But no, that's not the reason. It's because a team that was once downtrodden is back where it belongs; which is in the upper echelon of the JBL.

Yes, the JBL Finals will be one to watch because the Toshiba Brave Thunders are back competing in it.

Toshiba, which defeated defending champion Toyota Alvark last night in game three of the best-of-three series of the JBL semifinals, is set to clash
with perennial powerhouse Aisin after finishing with an JBL record worst 8 wins from last season. (footnote: Levanga Hokkaido, which finished one game shy of the playoffs last season, dishonorably eclipsed this mark with a futile six-win record this season)

Toshiba, which finished in last place last year under then-first year coach and league legend Takuya Kita went to work in the offseason.
The Brave Thunders didn't necessarily revamp their roster.

The Thunders went after Senegalese-Japan forward Mamadu Diouf, who contributed to the success of the miracle-Levanga team last season, and signed former NBA forward/center Nick Fazekas to formulate a team that can play in transition and in the half court. The growth of young point guard Ryusei Shinoyama also contributed to stable play on the floor. And at last but not least, the acquisition of rookie shooting guard Naoto Tsuji helped the Thunders score more points from the perimeter after being team that was more noted for being a defensive juggernaut in the the mid-2000's.

Former national player Shohei Kikuchi and veteran forward Yuya Kagami also played their bench roles to perfection and added new dimensions as Toshiba was able to overwhelm opponents with small-ball and half court trapping tactics.

Above all, Toshiba is probably the hottest team with the biggest resolve in the league.

Despite its struggles from last season, The Thunders didn't lose by big margins. Most games were tight affairs. Which may mean that the despite the results, the team was going through the necessary obstacles to become a better team. The front office's patience showed as they kept the team intact and focused on getting better without dismantling its team.

Because of all this a Toshiba is a better team. They are bigger and faster. They lock up on defense yet quickly put points on the board. Above all, they are just a joy to watch with their enthusiasm and chemistry and the floor.

The Finals starts in two weeks and no matter what the result is, I look forward to seeing exactly what I talked about from the Thunder because they are probably the funnest team to watch right now.





Humphrey's double-double lands him BJ League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old swingman John Humphrey (188-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) had a very impressive game in the last round for Saitama Bron. and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 50.
He had a double-double of 34 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Gunma (#11, 12-34) 103-91. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Saitama Bron. maintains the 10th position in Japanese BJ League. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 33 games and recorded just thirteen victories. In the team's last game Humphrey had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Saitama Bron.'s top player in his first season with the team. Middle Tennessee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Humphrey is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.8ppg. Humphrey is in league's top in assists (8th best: 4.2apg) and averages solid 2.1spg.

Second best performed player last round was Reggie Okosa (208-F/C-80) of Iwate Big Bulls. He is Nigerian-American forward in his first season at Iwate Big Bulls. In the last game Okosa recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead Iwate Big Bulls to another comfortable win 86-73 over slightly higher-ranked Shimane SM (#2, 31-17) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Iwate Big Bulls consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 29-17 record is not bad at all. Okosa is a newcomer at Iwate Big Bulls and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80) of Shiga L-Stars (#4). Gomez Camargo showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Shiga L-Stars, leading his team to a 94-85 win against the lower-ranked Sendai 89ers (#7, 18-28). Shiga L-Stars needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 28 victories and 18 lost games. Gomez Camargo has a very solid season. In 44 games in Japan he scored 15.4ppg. He also has 9.1rpg and FGP: 54.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marquis Gray (206-F/C-86) of Chiba Jets - 26 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Michael Parker (202-F-81) of Shimane SM - 31 points and 12 rebounds
6. Jermaine Dixon (191-G-87) of Gunma - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Abdullahi Kuso (206-F-84) of Miyazaki SS - 24 points and 16 rebounds
8. Marcus Cousin (211-C-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 21 points and 17 rebounds
9. Reginald Warren (204-F-81) of Fukuoka Rizing - 20 points and 19 rebounds
10. Takuma Yamashiro (167-PG-85) of Saitama Bron. - 17 points and 19 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)



Toshiba BT advanced to JBL Finals - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT 62-64 (1-2)

Toshiba BT advanced to JBL Finals. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Toyota Alvark won third quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 22 rebounds. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) chipped in 2 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Keijuro Matsui (188-85, college: Columbia) who recorded 16 points and American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: K.Matsui 16+4reb+1ast, J.Gibbs 12+6reb, T.Shonaka 11+3reb+1ast, K.Takeuchi 10+5reb, P.Ricci 10+5reb, T.Ito 3+3reb+2ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 23+22reb+3ast, S.Kikuchi 11+1reb, T.Kurihara 8+2reb, N.Tsuji 7+1reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 7+1reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 238542



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  JORDAN   

Standings - Premier League

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

Top 4: Round 6

Apr. 8: Ittihad Schools - ASU 76-85
Apr. 8: Kulliyeh - Al Riyadi 66-95



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  KENYA   


KPA in perfect season start at Makande - by Eurobasket News

Kenya Ports Authority men and women basketball teams on Saturday won their first league matches at the Makande Hall in Mombasa defeating Shimba Hills and Ulinzi Warriors respectively. These were the first matches for the Mombasa based teams after the postponement of the first weekend meets on day one.
MEN
In the mens match played at 4:00PM, KPA defeated Ulinzi Warriors 100-72 (23-18, 16-21, 26-14 and 35-19) with Samuel Ocholla pulling the strings for the victors posting 25 individual points. Dickson Aaran and Tony Owino both had 16 points.
Victor Odendo was the star of the Warriors managing 26 points While Byron Wasilwa had 11.
WOMEN
In the womens match also played at the Makande Hall on Saturday, Yvonne Akinyi led the hosts KPA in their 85-43 win over Shimba Hills in winning quarters of 21-14, 20-07, 24-13 and 20-09.
Akinyi had 19 points assisted by Evelyn Akoth with 12 points and Brenda Angeshi with 9 points.
Lynette Atieno had 12 points for Shimba while Berine Awuor scored 08.
In Kakamega, women league defending champions Eagle Wings opened their campaign winning against Western Delight 71-28 at the Police Canteen.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



Griffin Ligare leads Thunder in striking Tigers - by Eurobasket News

Thunder captain Griffin Ligare led his side to their second successive win in the KBF Premier League after they beat University side USIU Tigers 71-60 at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.
Thunder beat the 2012 Defending Champions Co-op Bank 72-63 two weeks ago at the same venue and as much as it is early to predict anything, the form of the Shauri Moyo based team is worth noticing. Ligare hit an impressive 20 points in the match and was definitely the man of the match while USIUs Eric Bosire had 14 points.
At the end the 1st quarter the Tigers had a 3 point advantage over Thunder getting 13 points against 10 points and went on further to extend the lead in the 2nd quarter with a 18-17 triumph to put the half time scores at 31-27 in favor of the students.
The 3rd quarter saw Thunder plot their come back and eventually take they day as they overcame USIU with a narrow 18-16 win then finished off their opponents in the last quarter getting 26 points against Tigers 13 points.
Speaking to michezoafrika.com Lugasi mentioned that their form is due to the team spirit that has been encroached in the players this season, this season all the players decided to be serious and play basketball, last season we had to push guys but this time round its different and this has brought a lot of togetherness in the team and off course Gods blessings.
Thunder so far has 4 points from their 2 wins in the league.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



Nairobi up preps for Inter-Cities basketball championships - by Eurobasket News

Nairobi Basketball Association Chairman Ronny Owino says preparations are going on well ahead of the Inter Cities basketball championship to be held in Kampala Uganda from the 29th of April to 5th May.
The chairman says the federation will do everything possible to see Nairobi is being represented well in the championships and bringing back the titles. Nairobi and Mombasa won last years womens and mens championships respectively held in Kampala.
We are working to ensure our players get the necessary assistance ahead of their championships bearing in mind that we have to win trophies. We have great players who can deliver the results. He said.
The cities that participated in the annual event in 2012 were Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala, Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Mukono and Moyo.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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  KOSOVO   

Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Peja 21-3 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 19-5 
 3. Bashkimi 17-7 
 4. Trepca 14-10 
 5. RTV 21 13-11 
 6. Drita 6-18 
 7. Vellaznimi 5-19 
 8. Kosova 1-23 

Regular Season: Round 24

Apr. 7: Drita - Vellaznimi 88-79
Apr. 7: Peja - Trepca 83-69
Apr. 7: Kosova - Bashkimi 75-89
Apr. 6: RTV 21 - Sigal Prishtina 71-57

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 11: Drita - RTV 21
Apr. 11: Vellaznimi - Kosova
Apr. 11: Bashkimi - Peja
Apr. 11: Trepca - Sigal Prishtina


Standings - A1

Liga e pare Standings
 1. BC Studenti 8-0 
 2. Kastrioti 8-1 
 3. Malisheva 6-4 
 4. Futura 6-4 
 5. Ylli 4-6 
 6. Fushe 3-6 
 7. Llapi Podujeve 2-6 
 8. Skenderaj 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 13: Kastrioti - Skenderaj
Apr. 13: BC Studenti - Malisheva
Apr. 13: Llapi Podujeve - Ylli
Apr. 13: Futura - Fushe


Leader Peja beats champion Trepca for the 4th time - by Dren Shporta

With Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) back to the team, Peja has achieved the victory in gameweeks derby versus champion Trepca.

Berisha scored impressive 28 points with 3 rebound and 1 block in a match were Peja was better than Trepca. This was the fourth victory of league leader, Peja, against champion, Trepca, in regular season.

Gerti Shima scored 18 points, while Vigan Radoni added 10 more and Harouna Mutombo registered 4 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist, to help their team in their 21st victory of the season.

On the other side, Drilon Hajrizi, was doing everything for his team but they couldnt achieve much needed victory. Hajrizi scored 23 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist.

Ryan White and Fikret Handzic tried enough with their 16, respectively 10 points, but couldnt stop their team from another derby defeat.



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 21-12 
 2. Barons kvartals 20-12 
 3. Jekabpils 19-13 
 4. VEF Riga 16-1 
 5. Ventspils 15-3 
 6. LU 15-17 
 7. Jelgava 13-19 
 8. Liepaja 13-19 
 9. Turiba 11-20 
 10. Jurmala 11-21 
 11. U18 1-18 

Regular Season: Round 39

Apr. 9: Jelgava - Barons kvartals 74-98
Apr. 10: Turiba - LU
Apr. 10: Jurmala - Jelgava
Apr. 10: Ventspils - Jekabpils
Apr. 10: Liepaja - Valmiera
Apr. 11: VEF Riga - Barons kvartals


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Peiners, LU20.4 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.7 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera16.0 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.8 
 5. Cain, Barons k.15.8 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.8 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala14.6 
 8. Sirsnins, Jekabpils14.2 
 9. Brown, Jurmala13.9 
 10. Rudmiezis, Turiba13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Cain, Barons k.10.9 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.3 
 3. Dargais, LU8.3 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.9 
 5. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.5 
 6. Berzins, Valmiera7.5 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava7.1 
 8. Butjankovs, Valmi.7.0 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala6.9 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga7.5 
 2. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 3. Gabrans, Valmiera4.5 
 4. Bertans, VEF Riga3.5 
 5. Peiners, LU3.5 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.5 
 7. Sims, Ventspils3.1 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 9. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.1 
 10. Timma, Ventspils3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs STRELNIEKS
  VEF R.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strelnieks, VEF R.2.2 
 2. Rowland, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 6. Miezis, Barons k.1.6 
 7. Jakovics, Liepaja1.6 
 8. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.6 
 9. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 10. Ginters, U181.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Cain, Barons k.2.1 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.4 
 3. Daniels, VEF Riga0.9 
 4. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 5. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 7. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 8. Pasecniks, VEF Ri.0.8 
 9. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 10. Chamberlain, Jelg.0.8 


BK Ventspils junior team finished third at Nordic Tournament - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils junior team finished third at Nordic Tournament.
In Day 1 BK Ventspils lost to English National Team 40:55. England started their campaign with a victory thanks mainly to a 20-8 final quarter that broke open a close game. Dwayne Orija and Josh Mcswiggan led the scoring with 13 points each. Stelmahers answered with 16 points in the losing effort.
Later BK Ventspils outscored Netherlands National Team U18 90:61.
In the start of the second day BK Ventspils won over Eisbaren Bremerhaven 49:48. Ilja Gromovs (207-C-94) paced all the winners with 15 points, while Helge Baues (205-PF-94) scored 13 in defeat.
In the end of the second day Sabonis Basketball Academy won the thriller over BK Ventspils 80:78.
In the game for the third place BK Ventspils overcame Gasterra Flames 76:58. Ilja Gromovs poured in 18 points, whilst Yannick Van Der Ark (193-G/F-93) posted 26 in defeat.



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  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 24-3 
 2. Sagesse 21-6 
 3. Moutahed 18-9 
 4. Champville 17-10 
 5. Byblos 14-12 
 6. Amchit 14-13 
 7. Hoops 7-20 
 8. Bejjeh 6-20 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 9

Apr. 9: Hoops - Sagesse 86-79
Apr. 9: Al Riyadi - Amchit 81-90
Apr. 8: Moutahed - Champville 81-79
Apr. 10: Byblos - Bejjeh


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 35.8
 1. Emmett, Amchit35.8 
 2. Blair, Hoops26.7 
 3. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.3 
 5. Khatib, Champville26.1 
 6. Sims, Sagesse23.7 
 7. Williams, Bejjeh23.4 
 8. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos22.8 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi12.1 
 3. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.4 
 5. Jamison, Bejjeh11.0 
 6. Perry, Hoops10.1 
 7. Sims, Sagesse9.4 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.3 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
 10. Bawji, Moutahed8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Blair, Hoops6.7 
 2. Akl, Sagesse6.1 
 3. Chatfield, Mouta.6.0 
 4. Williams, Bejjeh5.8 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.7 
 6. Fahed, Moutahed5.3 
 7. Khatib, Champville5.2 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos5.2 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Blair, Hoops3.3 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.4 
 3. Youngblood, Byblos2.2 
 4. Emmett, Amchit2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse2.0 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi2.6 
 2. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.8 
 3. Fraser, Byblos1.7 
 4. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.5 
 5. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.4 
 6. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi0.9 
 8. Terry, Champville0.8 
 9. Bawji, Moutahed0.8 
 10. Tabet, Sagesse0.7 


Moutahed confirms its 3rd position in the League - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

In the battle for the 3rd position in the League Tripoli hosted a very exciting game that joined Moutahed to Champville. The game was excepted to be a war in all its means and turned down to be as expected. Both teams were aiming to confirm their place in the 3rd position . Before the game Champville had a 2-1 lead against Moutahed and a +2 on goal average in their direct confrontations.

The game saw a balanced first quarter in which the tewo teams exchanged the lead but the guest team had a small supremacy and finished the first quarter at the score of 22-24. The 2nd quarter saw the home team coming back and taking the lead by outscoring Champville 22 to 15. The s ore at the half was 44-39.

The 3rd quarter Champville under the Leadership of Lebanons star Fadi Khatib tok control of the game and led the score at the end of the 3rd 56-61. The last quarter saw the biggest excitement both teams exchanged the lead many times and the game refused to end regularly. With 5 seconds remaining in the game Moutahed up by 1 Champville committed a turnover in the mid court to give two free throws to Rony Fahed who scored one leading his team the lead 81-79 , Champville had a last chance to win but a missed 3 points shot from Nikoloz Tskitishvili at the buzzer gave Moutaehd this prestigious win on the score of 81-79.

Marc Salyers had a great game he finished the game with 26 points , as for Eric Chatfield he finished with 25 points. The star of the night was like in every Champille game Fadi Khatib , he had a very big night with 39 points , he scored from everywhere and the defenses of Moutahed couldnt stop him.
Khatib received the help from Nikoloz Tskitishvili with 23 points.

Q1:22-24 Q2:44-39 Q3:56-61 Q4:81-79



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Standings - LKL

LKL Standings
 1. Rudupis 15-4 
 2. Neptunas 15-4 
 3. Juventus 11-8 
 4. Pieno Zvaigzdes 11-8 
 5. Siauliai 11-8 
 6. Zalgiris 9-1 
 7. Lietuvos rytas 9-2 
 8. Nevezis 8-10 
 9. Lietkabelis 7-13 
 10. LSU-Baltai 5-14 
 11. Sakalai 5-14 
 12. Naglis Palangos 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 27

Apr. 9: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Neptunas 87-76
Apr. 8: Siauliai - Lietuvos rytas 81-92
Apr. 9: Rudupis - Zalgiris 67-77

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 12: Lietkabelis - Naglis Palangos
Apr. 12: LSU-Baltai - Pieno Zvaigzdes
Apr. 12: Siauliai - Juventus
Apr. 12: Neptunas - Nevezis
Apr. 12: Sakalai - Rudupis
Apr. 13: Zalgiris - Lietuvos rytas


Sabonis Basketball Academy wins Holland Nordic Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Sabonis Basketball Academy wins Holland Nordic Tournament. The Lithuanian team overcame Israeli National Team 65:54 in the opener. Modestas Zaunieriunas (185-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 11 points and Aidas Kavaliauskas (179-PG-95) added 10. Shandor replied with 8 points in the losing effort.
In game 2 Sabonis Basketball Academy smashed Selection Team Xi'an 113:38. The Chinese team could not match the European opponents in the whole game.
In Game 3 Sabonis Basketball Academy rolled over Gasterra Flames 92:53. Mantvydas Staselis (190-G/F-94) paced all the winners with 16 points. Yannick Van Der Ark (193-G/F-93) replied with 17 points in the loisng effort.
In the end of the second day Sabonis Basketball Academy won the thriller over BK Ventspils 80:78.
In the Final game Sabonis Basketball Academy overcame English National Team. The final proved to be a step too far for the squad as they were downed 80-71 in a hard fought contest against Sabonis Academy of Lithuania. Isaacs had 17 points and Dwayne Orija (193-SG-95) chipped in with 13.



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

30-year old center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Neptunas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Pieno Zvaigzdes (#4, 11-8) 76-87. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Neptunas maintains the 2nd position in Lithuanian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Neptunas will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 15-4 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Sarakauskas as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Sarakauskas has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 7.7rpg) and averages solid 62.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) of Lietuvos rytas. He is Lithuanian guard in his second season at Lietuvos rytas. In the last game Seibutis recorded impressive 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Lietuvos rytas cruised to a 92-81 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Siauliai (#5, 11-8). Lietuvos rytas' 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 9 matches. Seibutis is well-known at Lietuvos rytas and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports) of Pieno Zvaigzdes (#4). Hughes scored 22 points. He was a key player of Pieno Zvaigzdes, leading his team to a 87-76 win against #2 ranked Neptunas in a game of the week. Pieno Zvaigzdes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Hughes has a great season in Lithuania. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.4ppg (3rd best). He also has 2.1spg and FGP: 55.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) of Siauliai - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Zalgiris - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Arnas Labuckas (203-F-87) of Rudupis - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sam Muldrow (205-F-88) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 14 points and 4 rebounds
8. Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) of Neptunas - 23 points and 7 rebounds
9. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91) of Lietuvos rytas - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) of Rudupis - 22 points and 2 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)



LKL Round 27: Zalgiris defeat leader Rudupis - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rudupis (15-4) in Prienai on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Zalgiris (9-1) 77-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rudupis. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Rudupis managed to win fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The former international Rimantas Kaukenas (192-77, college: Seton Hall) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) answered with 22 points for Rudupis. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Rudupis at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Neptunas. Zalgiris are looking forward to face Lietuvos rytas (#7) in Vilnius in the next round. Rudupis will play on the road against Sakalai (#11) in Vilnius and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Neptunas (15-4) against fifth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (11-8) on Tuesday night. Visiting Neptunas was defeated by Pieno Zvaigzdes in Pasvalys 87-76. It ended at the same time the 14-game winning streak of Neptunas. It was a great evening for American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 steals. Tyrell Biggs helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pieno Zvaigzdes moved-up to third place, which they share with Siauliai and Juventus. Neptunas at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Rudupis. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Neptunas will play at home against Nevezis (#8) in Kedainiai and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Siauliai (11-8) against seventh ranked Lietuvos rytas (9-2) on Monday night. Host Siauliai was defeated by Lietuvos rytas in Siauliai 92-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. It was an exceptional evening for Renaldas Seibutis who led the winners and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Lietuvos rytas' coach Dirk Bauermann allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Rolandas Alijevas came up with 25 points and 7 assists for Siauliai in the defeat. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 9-2 record. Loser Siauliai keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Pieno Zvaigzdes and Juventus. Lietuvos rytas will meet higher ranked Zalgiris (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Siauliai will play against Juventus in Utena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Pieno Zvaigzdes - Neptunas 87-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Neptunas (15-4) against fifth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (11-8) on Tuesday night. Visiting Neptunas was defeated by Pieno Zvaigzdes in Pasvalys 87-76. It ended at the same time the 14-game winning streak of Neptunas. The game was mostly controlled by Pieno Zvaigzdes. Neptunas was better in fourth quarter 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 steals. American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) helped adding 15 points. Four Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pieno Zvaigzdes moved-up to third place, which they share with Siauliai and Juventus. Neptunas at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Rudupis. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Neptunas will play at home against Nevezis (#8) in Kedainiai and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: V.Sarakauskas 29+10reb+2ast, D.Gailius 23+7reb, E.Dainys 15+2reb+2ast, V.Vasylius 3+3reb, S.Galdikas 3+2reb+1ast, R.Broadus 2+1reb+2ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 22+3reb+2ast, T.Biggs 15+4reb, J.Sinica 14+4reb+1ast, S.Muldrow 14+4reb, G.Maceina 8+7reb+4ast, M.Ruikis 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 194376


Rudupis - Zalgiris 67-77

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rudupis (15-4) in Prienai on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Zalgiris (9-1) 77-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rudupis. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Rudupis managed to win fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The former international Rimantas Kaukenas (192-77, college: Seton Hall) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) answered with 22 points and forward Arnas Labuckas (203-87) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rudupis. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Rudupis at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Neptunas. Zalgiris are looking forward to face Lietuvos rytas (#7) in Vilnius in the next round. Rudupis will play on the road against Sakalai (#11) in Vilnius and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: A.Milaknis 22+2reb+1ast, A.Labuckas 15+5reb+2ast, G.Orelikas 8+5reb+1ast, S.Vene 6+2reb+1ast, D.Pakamanis 5+2reb, G.Kadziulis 5+2reb+4ast
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 15+7reb+2ast, R.Kaukenas 12+3reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 11+3reb+1ast, M.Popovic 8+1reb+5ast, M.Kuzminskas 6+5reb+1ast, D.Lavrinovic 6+6reb
gschID: 194375


Siauliai - Lietuvos rytas 81-92

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Siauliai (11-8) against seventh ranked Lietuvos rytas (9-2) on Monday night. Host Siauliai was defeated by Lietuvos rytas in Siauliai 92-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-81. It was an exceptional evening for the former international Renaldas Seibutis (198-85) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Lietuvos rytas' coach Dirk Bauermann allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) came up with 25 points and 7 assists and American power forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Siauliai in the defeat. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 9-2 record. Loser Siauliai keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Pieno Zvaigzdes and Juventus. Lietuvos rytas will meet higher ranked Zalgiris (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Siauliai will play against Juventus in Utena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: R.Alijevas 25+2reb+7ast, D.Burke 12+5reb+1ast, S.Kuzminskas 10+5reb+1ast, L.Samenas 10+1reb+1ast, L.Jackson 9+2reb+6ast, A.Kieza 9+5reb
Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 21+9reb+2ast, N.Nedovic 16+2reb+6ast, S.Buterlevicius 11+3reb+3ast, P.O'Bryant 10+4reb+1ast, M.Katelynas 9+5reb+4ast, T.Lydeka 9+7reb
gschID: 194374



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Standings

Diekirch League Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Sparta 21-7 
 2. Residence 17-11 
 3. Amicale 17-11 
 4. T71 16-12 
 5. Musel Pikes 14-14 
 6. Etzella 14-14 
Places 7-10
 1. Contern 12-12 
 2. Soleuvre 10-14 
 3. Basket Esch 9-14 
 4. Black Star 1-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 10

Places 1-6

Apr. 7: Amicale - T71 90-95
Apr. 7: Musel Pikes - Etzella 87-85
Apr. 7: Sparta - Residence 78-83

Places 7-10

Apr. 6: Basket Esch - Black Star 80-73
Apr. 6: Contern - Soleuvre 104-85

Semi-Finals: Round 1

Apr. 12: Sparta - Amicale
Apr. 12: Residence - T71


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Mychal GREEN
  Soleuvre
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Green, Soleuvre26.3 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.24.4 
 3. Schumacher, T7123.7 
 4. Kennedy, Residence23.4 
 5. Bryant, Black Star23.0 
 6. Tapscott, Soleuvre22.8 
 7. Frazier, Contern21.9 
 8. Ulin, Sparta21.5 
 9. Simpson, Etzella20.0 
 10. Smith, Sparta19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Simpson, Etzella14.2 
 2. Powell, Contern13.4 
 3. Sharry, T7112.1 
 4. McDaniel, Black S.11.7 
 5. Gary, Musel Pikes10.8 
 6. Tapscott, Soleuvre10.8 
 7. Frazier, Contern10.1 
 8. Kennedy, Residence9.9 
 9. Scott, Residence9.8 
 10. Wurtz, Musel Pikes9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (181-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Ulin, Sparta5.5 
 2. Bryant, Black Star4.5 
 3. Schumacher, T714.4 
 4. Schartz, Amicale3.9 
 5. Green, Soleuvre3.8 
 6. Biever, Basket Es.3.6 
 7. Koster, Residence3.4 
 8. Schwartz, Musel P.3.4 
 9. Scott, Residence3.4 
 10. Ruffato, T713.2 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jones, Contern2.5 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.2.2 
 3. Kennedy, Residence2.1 
 4. Schumacher, T711.9 
 5. Green, Soleuvre1.8 
 6. Delgado, Etzella1.7 
 7. Simpson, Etzella1.7 
 8. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 9. Koster, Residence1.5 
 10. Bryant, Black Star1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chehales TAPSCOTT
  Soleuvre
  (195-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tapscott, Soleuvre1.7 
 2. Sharry, T711.3 
 3. Gary, Musel Pikes1.3 
 4. Powell, Contern0.9 
 5. Simpson, Etzella0.9 
 6. McDaniel, Black S.0.9 
 7. Hoffmann, Sparta0.8 
 8. Frazier, Contern0.8 
 9. Fisher, Amicale0.8 
 10. Golson, Amicale0.7 


Mike Smith will guide Soleuvre next season - by Eurobasket News

Mike Smith is set to become the new head coach of Soleuvre. Mike Smith worked with Black Star Mersch during the last three seasons. He led Black Star to the Diekirch League promotion last season. Black Star however could not keep up the high level occupying the last position in the ladder this season. Black Star got relegated and Mike Smith opted to look for new challenges. He will replace James Marsh on Soleuvre brigde.
Mike Smith previously worked with Chemnitz 99 and TBB Trier in Germany.



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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Guaymas 4-1 
 2. Los Mochis 3-0 
 3. Hermosillo 3-2 
 4. Navolato 3-2 
 5. Obregon 2-1 
 6. Cananea 2-3 
 7. Nogales 2-3 
 8. Guasave 1-4 
 9. Tijuana 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Apr. 9: Guaymas - Guasave 97-76
Apr. 9: Obregon - Cananea 87-69
Apr. 9: Navolato - Hermosillo 76-83
Apr. 9: Nogales - Los Mochis 72-73

Regular Season: Round 6

Apr. 10: Obregon - Cananea
Apr. 10: Navolato - Hermosillo
Apr. 10: Nogales - Los Mochis
Apr. 10: Guaymas - Guasave


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Allen, Guaymas22.3 
 2. Frederick, Guasave22.0 
 3. Monroe, Cananea21.3 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas20.8 
 5. Polynice, Guasave18.8 
 6. Brown, Cananea18.8 
 7. Verdugo, Navolato18.3 
 8. Selleaze, Navolato17.7 
 9. Moss, Nogales17.0 
 10. Alexander, Canan.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 12
 1. Moss, Nogales12.0 
 2. Penny, Tijuana9.8 
 3. Selleaze, Navolato9.3 
 4. Frederick, Guasave8.8 
 5. Shipley, Tijuana7.5 
 6. Spain, Hermosillo7.0 
 7. Canady Jr., Navol.6.7 
 8. Habel, Guaymas6.5 
 9. Alexander, Cananea6.3 
 10. Robinson, Guasave6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dallas LOGAN
  Nogales
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Logan, Nogales6.8 
 2. Polynice, Guasave5.3 
 3. Buelna, Guasave4.7 
 4. Little, Hermosillo3.8 
 5. Selleaze, Navolato3.7 
 6. Verdugo, Navolato3.7 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo3.5 
 8. Villalobos, Navola.3.3 
 9. Allen, Guaymas3.3 
 10. Habel, Guaymas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jorge MERCADO
  Nogales
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mercado, Nogales3.0 
 2. Lopez, Hermosillo2.0 
 3. Verdugo, Navolato1.7 
 4. Spain, Hermosillo1.7 
 5. Reyes, Nogales1.5 
 6. Shorter, Guaymas1.3 
 7. Farrera, Guasave1.3 
 8. Robinson, Guasave1.3 
 9. Allen, Guaymas1.3 
 10. Medina, Tijuana1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moss, Nogales2.5 
 2. Mercado, Nogales1.5 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.3 
 4. Habel, Guaymas1.3 
 5. Flores, Cananea1.0 
 6. Reyes, Nogales1.0 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana0.8 
 8. Canady Jr., Navol.0.7 
 9. Villanueva, Hermo.0.5 
 10. Shorter, Guaymas0.5 


Trotamundos tab Kevin Sowell, ex Halc.Xalapa - by Eurobasket News

Trotamundos de Carabobo (LPB) inked 32-year old American guard Kevin Sowell (190-81, agency: Interperformances). He played recently at Halc.Xalapa in Mexican LNBP. In 28 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.4spg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The last season Sowell was tested by Vivo/Franca (NBB) in Brazilian league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com Brazilian League All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Previously he played at Reales (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league.
Among other achievements Sowell won Dominican Rep. LNB North Division championship title in 2011. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2011.
Sowell is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina, Chile, Colombia (Bucaros), Iceland, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Venezuela (Gaiteros and Bucaneros), Dominican Republic (Gregorio Urbano Gilbert and Don Bosco) and Mexico (Frayles de Guasave and Caballeros de Culiacan).
Worth to mention Sowell played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A highly skilled combo guard who excels at putting the ball on the floor and finishing at the basket. shoots the 3 point shot well. solid passer who gets teammates involved. leaping ability allows him to rebound against taller opponents. understands tempo which allows him to play half court or fast paced game. always defends the opponents top scorer. high character and basketball IQ. a hidden talent who will contribute immediately to a professional club.

By Eurobasket Data Center



CIBACOPA Round 5: Pioneros Los Mochis beat Fuerza Guinda Nogales by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of CIBACOPA and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The most exciting game of round 5 in the CIBACOPA took place in Nogales. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (2-3) to leader Pioneros Los Mochis (3-0) 73-72 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fuerza Guinda Nogales. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. International guard Carlos Toussaint (190-91) saved the victory by scoring 20 points and 4 assists. American guard James Lewis (191-86, college: Fresno Pacific) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian guard Christopher Rodgers (196-84, college: Arizona) answered with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Fuerza Guinda Nogales. Pioneros Los Mochis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Fuerza Guinda Nogales at the other side keep the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Cananea. Pioneros Los Mochis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will play again at home against the league's second-placed Pioneros Los Mochis (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (3-2) against fifth ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (3-2) on Tuesday night. Host Garra Canera de Navolato was defeated by Rayos de Hermosillo in a tough game in Navolato 76-83. American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) stepped up and scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Jorge Camacho chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Raymond Canady Jr. (201-84, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 20 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Navolato. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play again at home against Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also a 18-point tough road defeat of 4th ranked Mineros de Cananea in a game versus Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#7) 87-69. American players dominated the game. Kenny Jones nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon's coach Eduardo Opezzo used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Sammy Monroe came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Mineros de Cananea in the defeat. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (2-1) moved-up to fifth place. Mineros de Cananea lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Nogales. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will again meet at home Mineros de Cananea (#6) in the next round. Mineros de Cananea will have a break next round.
CIBACOPA top team - Ostioneros de Guaymas (4-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (1-4) 97-76. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Jerome Habel who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-1 record. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas' next round opponent will be again Frayles de Guasave (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game.


Guaymas - Guasave 97-76

CIBACOPA top team - Ostioneros de Guaymas (4-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (1-4) 97-76. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Ostioneros de Guaymas's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-11 extending their advantage to 21 points. Ostioneros de Guaymas outrebounded Frayles de Guasave 56-31 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) chipped in 12 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures. Forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) produced 30 points and guard Eniel Polynice (195-88, college: Seton Hall) added 13 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-1 record. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas' next round opponent will be again Frayles de Guasave (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: M.Ayala 20+3reb+1ast, J.Habel 18+13reb+3ast, F.Benitez 14+10reb, S.Shorter 12+8reb+8ast, M.Allen 8+5reb+11ast, A.Zarco 6+3reb
Guasave: E.Frederick 30+2reb+2ast, E.Polynice 13+10reb+6ast, V.Buelna 12+2reb+2ast, J.Farrera 8+8reb+1ast, J.Dominguez 6+2reb+3ast, R.Robinson 5+5reb
gschID: 234869


Nogales - Los Mochis 72-73

The most exciting game of round 5 in the CIBACOPA took place in Nogales. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (2-3) to leader Pioneros Los Mochis (3-0) 73-72 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fuerza Guinda Nogales. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. International guard Carlos Toussaint (190-91) saved the victory by scoring 20 points and 4 assists. American guard James Lewis (191-86, college: Fresno Pacific) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. American-Cameroonian guard Christopher Rodgers (196-84, college: Arizona) answered with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and international forward Michael Strobbe (201-85) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Fuerza Guinda Nogales. Pioneros Los Mochis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Fuerza Guinda Nogales at the other side keep the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Cananea. Pioneros Los Mochis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will play again at home against the league's second-placed Pioneros Los Mochis (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: C.Toussaint 20+4reb+4ast, N.Stallings 18+3reb+2ast, J.Lewis 15+8reb+1ast, J.Ruffus 13+5reb, J.Sandoval 5+3reb, J.Quintero 2+2reb
Nogales: C.Rodgers 20+9reb+4ast, D.Logan 15+1reb+6ast, M.Strobbe 13+11reb, E.Linan 9+2reb, B.Heredia 8+2reb+1ast, L.Martinez 4
gschID: 234868


Navolato - Hermosillo 76-83

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (3-2) against fifth ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (3-2) on Tuesday night. Host Garra Canera de Navolato was defeated by Rayos de Hermosillo in a tough game in Navolato 76-83. It looked good early as Garra Canera de Navolato took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rayos de Hermosillo had a 27-16 second period charge getting the lead and Garra Canera de Navolato was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-83. Rayos de Hermosillo made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Rayos de Hermosillo outrebounded Garra Canera de Navolato 36-17 including 24 on the defensive glass. American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) stepped up and scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American swingman Raymond Canady Jr. (201-84, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 20 points and guard Adrian Villalobos (183) scored 17 points. Four Garra Canera de Navolato players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Navolato. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play again at home against Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: E.Little 21+6reb+5ast, J.Camacho 21+5reb+3ast, J.Lopez 9+1reb+2ast, K.Spain 8+6reb+3ast, P.Sanders 7+4reb+1ast, L.Camacho 4+1reb
Navolato: R.Canady Jr. 20+3reb+3ast, A.Villalobos 17+1reb+2ast, J.Insunza 12+3reb+5ast, R.Selleaze 12+3reb, A.Martin 8+3reb+1ast, F.Verdugo 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 234867


Obregon - Cananea 87-69

An interesting game was also a 18-point tough road defeat of 4th ranked Mineros de Cananea in a game versus Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#7) 87-69. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 18 points. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winning side and guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St., agency: Dream Team Management) accounted for 21 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Five Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon players scored in double figures. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon's coach Eduardo Opezzo used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and forward Rodney Alexander (201-87, college: Oklahoma City) added 18 points respectively for Mineros de Cananea in the defeat. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (2-1) moved-up to fifth place. Mineros de Cananea lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Nogales. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will again meet at home Mineros de Cananea (#6) in the next round. Mineros de Cananea will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Obregon: K.Jones 27+10reb+1ast, B.Sperling 21+3reb+1ast, L.Pulido 14+5reb+2ast, D.Thomas 10+4reb, J.Salcedo 10+5reb+1ast, H.Rivera 3
Cananea: R.Alexander 18+3reb, S.Monroe 17+6reb, R.GRANT II 16+5reb+1ast, J.Durazo 8+4reb+1ast, M.Acuna 6+1ast, J.Verdugo 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 234866



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  MOLDOVA   


The Semifinals are set - by Eurobasket News

The Semifinals are set in Moldova. Gamma as the winner of the Regular Season will take on the fourth place BC Avto-Red. Donbasket that finished second plays against UASM. The second pairings already played their first game as Donbasket won the opener 98:73.


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  MONTENEGRO   

Standings - 1A

1A Standings
Play-Out
 1. Jedinstvo 3-1 
 2. Ibar Rozaje 3-1 
 3. Danilovgrad 2-2 
 4. Centar BP 2-2 
 5. ABS Primorje 2-2 
 6. S.Centar 0-4 
S-League
 1. Buducnost 4-0 
 2. Sutjeska 2-1 
 3. Lovcen 2-2 
 4. Ulcinj 1-2 
 5. Mornar Bar 1-2 
 6. Teodo Tivat 0-3 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

Play-Out

Apr. 10: Danilovgrad - S.Centar
Apr. 11: ABS Primorje - Jedinstvo
Apr. 10: Ibar Rozaje - Centar BP

S-League

Apr. 9: Lovcen - Buducnost 54-80
Apr. 10: Sutjeska - Teodo Tivat
Apr. 10: Mornar Bar - Ulcinj


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dusan MILOSEVIC
  Ulcinj
  (198-G-90)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Milosevic, Ulcinj18.5 
 2. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.18.2 
 3. Stojanovic, Lovcen17.5 
 4. Jovanovic, Danilov.15.8 
 5. Mitchell, Centar B.15.2 
 6. Ratkovic, ABS P.14.9 
 7. Nicaj, Lovcen14.6 
 8. Radulovic, Teodo T.14.5 
 9. Korac, Jedinstvo14.1 
 10. Young, Danilovgrad13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savo DJIKANOVIC
  Jaszbere.
  (211-C-75)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Djikanovic, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Radulovic, Teodo T.8.5 
 3. Zejak, Danilovgrad7.6 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.7.5 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar7.5 
 6. Young, Danilovgrad7.2 
 7. Radak, ABS P.6.9 
 8. Bacovic, ABS P.6.8 
 9. Calic, Sutjeska6.2 
 10. Zizic, Sutjeska5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Jedinstvo
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Korac, Jedinstvo4.8 
 2. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.4.2 
 3. Stojanovic, Lovcen3.6 
 4. Calic, Sutjeska3.2 
 5. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.3.1 
 6. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.8 
 7. Radosavljevi., Mor.2.6 
 8. Pajovic, Mornar B.2.6 
 9. Tepavcevic, Teodo2.6 
 10. Mitchell, Centar2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lazar SIMONOVIC
  Ulcinj
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.3 
 2. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.2 
 3. Mitchell, Centar B.2.0 
 4. Samardzic, Danilov.1.8 
 5. Omerovic, Jedin.1.7 
 6. Stojanovic, Lovcen1.5 
 7. Milosevic, Ulcinj1.5 
 8. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.4 
 9. Kosuta, Ibar Roza.1.4 
 10. Femic, Centar BP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Radoje VUJOSEVIC
  Sutjeska
  (209-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vujosevic, Sutjeska1.9 
 2. Radulovic, Teodo T.1.3 
 3. Draskovic, Jedin.1.0 
 4. Nicaj, Lovcen0.9 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar0.9 
 6. Young, Danilovgrad0.8 
 7. Skurdauskas, Morna.0.7 
 8. Korac, Centar BP0.6 
 9. Radak, ABS P.0.5 
 10. Pavlicevic, Sutje.0.5 


Ljujic number one in Montenegro for round 4 - by Eurobasket News

Center Marko Ljujic (205-C-90, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) had a great game in the last round for Centar BP, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat ABS Primorje (2-2) 70-63. Centar BP is placed at 4th position in Montenegrin 1A. Centar BP is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 4 games. In the team's last game Ljujic had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Centar BP, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Marko Ljujic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 17.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 9.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 58.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Vladimir Milosevic (201-F-87) of S.Centar. Milosevic had a very good evening with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as S.Centar was edged by the higher-ranked Ibar Rozaje (#2, 3-1) 78-74. S.Centar managed to keep the same 6th spot in Play-Out. 4 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Milosevic is one of the most experienced players at S.Centar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#3). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Centar BP's star - American guard Aaron Mitchell (187-G-89, agency: BBEH Cokrlija). Mitchell showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, five rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Centar BP, helping his team with a 70-63 win against ABS Primorje (2-2). Centar BP needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Play-Out. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Mitchell has a great season in Montenegro. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.2ppg (7th best) and assists with 2.6apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) of Lovcen - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nikola Zizic (195-G-94) of Sutjeska - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) of Teodo Tivat - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Vladimir Boricic (195-G/F-84) of ABS Primorje - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Petar Stojanovic (185-PG-90) of Lovcen - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Gerald Lee (208-C-87) of Buducnost - 16 points and 7 rebounds
10. Rickey Young (205-F/C-90) of Danilovgrad - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. New York K. 51-26 
 2. Brooklyn N. 45-32 
 3. Boston C. 40-37 
 4. Philadelph.76 31-46 
 5. Toronto R. 30-48 
Central Div.
 1. Indiana P. 49-29 
 2. Chicago B. 42-35 
 3. Milwaukee B. 37-40 
 4. Detroit P. 26-52 
 5. Cleveland C. 24-53 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 61-16 
 2. Atlanta H. 42-36 
 3. Washington W. 29-49 
 4. Orlando M. 19-59 
 5. Charlotte B. 18-60 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 57-21 
 2. Denver N. 53-24 
 3. Utah Jazz 41-38 
 4. Portland TB 33-44 
 5. Minnesota T. 29-48 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 51-26 
 2. Golden St.W. 45-33 
 3. LA Lakers 41-37 
 4. Sacramento K. 27-50 
 5. Phoenix Suns 23-55 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 57-20 
 2. Memphis G. 53-25 
 3. Houston R. 44-34 
 4. Dallas M. 38-39 
 5. N.Orleans H. 27-51 

Regular Season: Round 155

Apr. 9: Indiana P. - Cleveland C. 99-94
Apr. 9: Chicago B. - Toronto R. 98-101
Apr. 9: Miami Heat - Milwaukee B. 94-83
Apr. 9: Memphis G. - Charlotte B. 94-75
Apr. 9: Utah Jazz - Oklah.City T. 80-90
Apr. 9: New York K. - Washington W. 120-99
Apr. 9: Golden St.W. - Minnesota T. 105-89
Apr. 9: LA Lakers - N.Orleans H. 104-96
Apr. 9: Brooklyn N. - Philadelph.76 104-83
Apr. 9: Houston R. - Phoenix Suns 101-98

Regular Season: Round 156

Apr. 10: Philadelph.76 - Atlanta H.
Apr. 10: Washington W. - Miami Heat
Apr. 10: Orlando M. - Milwaukee B.
Apr. 10: Cleveland C. - Detroit P.
Apr. 10: Boston C. - Brooklyn N.
Apr. 10: Dallas M. - Phoenix Suns
Apr. 10: Sacramento K. - N.Orleans H.
Apr. 10: Portland TB - LA Lakers
Apr. 10: Denver N. - San Antonio S.
Apr. 10: LA Clippers - Minnesota T.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.6 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.3 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.0 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.9 
 5. Harden, Houston R.25.9 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.4 
 7. Irving, Cleveland22.6 
 8. Curry, Golden S.22.5 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat21.3 
 10. Aldridge, Portlan.21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Asik, Houston R.11.7 
 3. Vucevic, Orlan.11.7 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.11.4 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.3 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.2 
 7. Evans, Brooklyn N.10.7 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.6 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.6 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.6 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.2 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.4 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.5 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Rubio, Minnesot.7.5 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  LA Clippers
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 2. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.2 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 9. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 10. Iguodala, Denver1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.1 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.8 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.6 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 7. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.0 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Gasol, Memphis G.1.8 


Recap: Action continues with 10 games on Tuesday after a day off - by Eurobasket News

Golden St.W. - Minnesota T. 105-89
OAKLAND, CALIF. - The Timberwolves saw - and heard - the difference one little year can make for a downtrodden franchise at the end of Tuesday's 105-89 loss at Golden State. The home team's victory combined with Utah's loss to Oklahoma City earlier in the evening earned the Warriors their second trip to the playoffs in the last 19 years, and for the first time since 2007. And another Oracle Arena sellout crowd wasn't about to leave early or quietly. They stuck around for the final minutes of a game the Warriors won with a decisive 31-16 third quarter and chanted the 'P' word over and over until the visitors trudged through the tunnel to their locker room while their team danced off in celebration for what they achieved, not to mention the right to finally shave off beards they had let grow until this special occasion. 'I cannot wait,' Warriors guard Steph Curry said. 'It means everything. Just listen to this crowd.' Curry and backcourt mate Klay Thompson outscored Wolves starting guards Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour 54-13 on a night that started with Wolves coach Rick Adelman speaking enviously about the evening's opponents. He did so not because the Warriors in a season have gone from 23-44 record to now 45-33. He did so because the Warriors possess the kind of shooters that the Wolves do not, a fact that was never more than clear than Tuesday night. The Warriors entered the night No. 1 in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage while the Wolves were dead last, a position in which they have languished almost all season. Thompson then went out and simply made his first eight shots - including his first five three-pointers - and scored 25 points by halftime. 'They have a great shooting team,' Adelman said, referring to Thompson, Curry and Jarrett Jack. 'You've got three guys out there shooting 40 percent (from three-point range). On our team that would be unbelievable. I'm really impressed with that. They can blow open a game or come back on you anytime. When you have three guys who can make plays and shoot the ball, that is a big advantage.' The Warriors proved Adelman's point when they twice rallied from double-digit deficits to win at Target Center earlier this season. On Tuesday, Golden State turned a six-point, second-quarter deficit into an 18-point fourth quarter lead because of the kind of shooting for which Adelman can only wish this season. Thompson went 1-for-8 for five points in the second half after he made nine of 11 - including 5 for 6 on three-pointers - in the first half. 'He had one of those nights he couldn't miss,' Wolves guard Chase Budinger said. 'Every time he touched the ball, it was going in. He had a lot of confidence shooting the ball.' Thompson finished 10-for-19 from the field for 30 points and Curry went 9-for-21 for 24 points while Ridnour and Rubio combined to shoot 4-for-16. 'We didn't play well at all,' said Rubio, who went 0-for-10 but refused to blame a shoulder he banged Saturday against Detroit for his performance. 'It's as simple as that.' The Warriors now are headed to the playoffs and a first-round matchup with either Denver or Oklahoma City. The Wolves have five games left now before they head out on summer vacation, in April, once again. Utah had lost to the Thunder by the time the Warriors reached halftime Tuesday and Golden State coach Mark Jackson told his players so during intermission. 'I let them know they were 24 minutes away from accomplishing what they had chased - some for an entire career - and they deserved it,' Jackson said. 'We are not going to hide itThere are people in this area that have been waiting for this for a long time. I see security guards high-fiving and smiling, I see concession people high-fiving and smiling. It has been a long time.' The Warriors' celebration also possibly reminded the Wolves what can be accomplished in one season. 'Yeah,' Wolves center Nikola Pekovic said. 'If you're healthy probably, you can do it. If you've got all healthy players all year, I guess you can do something more about it.' Could that be next year? 'I hope,' he said. 'I hope.' What's left? Now that the Wolves have earned Adelman his 1000th NBA coaching victory by winning three of four games and six of their last 10 before Tuesday night, what's left to play for here in the season's final six games and nine days? They still have the chance to alter the NBA's postseason, whether it's serving as spoiler with two games left against a Utah team that's fighting to keep the Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs or attempting, unsuccessfully, to delay the Warriors' celebration one more night. 'No, I don't care about other teams, to be honest,' Wolves forward Andrei Kirilenko said. 'I don't think about trying to screw somebody up. The goal is to yourself and to represent yourself in the best possible way. We're thinking about our game, we're not thinking about the other team. We're professionals. We get paid money for this.' Final answer At least the Wolves entered the season's final eight days knowing for sure that two-time All Star Kevin Love will not play again this season because of arthroscopic surgery that likely will be done Wednesday while he gets his healing broken hand examined at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery. 'I knew his knee bothered him some, but it was a decision that was out of my hands until they said he could play,' Adelman said. 'Like I've said all along, we have to deal with the guys we have here. Hopefully, he'll get everything done and be that much further ahead.' First timer Pekovic on Monday did something even Kevin Love hasn't done yet in his NBA career: He became the first Timberwolf since Al Jefferson in January 2009 to be named the Western Conference's Player of the Week. Love has never won the honor, not after that 30-point, 30-rebound game in November in 2010, not after he averaged nearly 30 points and 14 rebounds one month. In those weeks, the Wolves didn't win big. Last week, they went 3-1 while Pekovic averaged 25 points and 8.5 rebounds. 'This organization has lost so much,' Adelman said. 'If you have a good week, your team has to have a good week. I'm really glad for Pek. I'm glad he got the recognition.' Courtesy of:http://www.startribune.com

LA Lakers - N.Orleans H. 104-96
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-SG-78) fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Dwight Howard added 19 points to help the Lakers tie Utah for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth. The Jazz lost to Oklahoma City 90-80 earlier in the evening, but they hold the tiebreaker over the Lakers, who have four regular-season games left. Eric Gordon scored 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, before fouling out in the final seconds to lead five Hornets in double figures. Anthony Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds, Ryan Anderson had 14 points, and Greivis Vasquez had 11 points and 11 assists. Metta World Peace returned for the Lakers less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery and had four points in 15 minutes as they won their third in a row at home. Bryant put on his usual show in the fourth quarter that began with the teams tied at 70-all. He scored the Lakers' first seven points for a 77-70 lead, drawing chants of "Kobe! Kobe!" The Hornets ran off six in a row to take an 82-80 lead. Bryant answered with two straight jumpers before Davis' basket tied the game for the last time at 84-all. From there, the Hornets were outscored 20-12. Antawn Jamison, who finished with 13 points, scored five in a row for an 89-84 lead. But Bryant kept the Lakers going with another five straight, including a steal of Gordon that he capped with a fastbreak driving finger roll. The Hornets led by six early in a back-and-forth third that ended in a 70-all tie. Gasol scored six straight points to pull the Lakers into the first tie of the quarter. Davis picked up his fourth foul for the Hornets, and Howard got called for his fourth late in the third. Jamison and Bryant hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Lakers only to have Brian Roberts tie it up on a running finger roll. The Lakers led by 10 points in the second quarter when the Hornets closed on a 17-2 run, including 14 in a row, to lead 50-45 at the break. Gordon scored 13 of their points, including the first six. NOTES: Lakers F Earl Clark was in a car accident after morning shootaround, but he wasn't hurt and didn't want to discuss it before the game. ... The Lakers have swept the last three season series with the Hornets, and have won the last five season series overall. ... The Lakers play at Portland on Wednesday. They are 5-10 in the second game of back-to-backs this season, and have yet to go 2-0 in a set of back-to-backs. ... The Hornets are 1-3 on their five-game Western trip that ends on Wednesday at Sacramento. ... Lakers G Steve Nash missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury. ... Former Laker Gary Payton, who made the basketball Hall of Fame this week, attended the game. Courtesy of:http://www.foxnews.com

Utah Jazz - Oklah.City T. 80-90
The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz on the road, 90-80. In a game that was radically different from the OKC-Knicks affair two days ago, the Thunder relied on defense, rebounding, and ball protection to defeat a Jazz team that is desperately trying to catch the #8 seed. The Thunder used an early run to give them a cushion that they would not relinquish, and then bolstered themselves against a final Jazz run in the 4th that got the game down to 4 points with 23 seconds to go. With the game suddenly in doubt, the Thunder responded by getting to the free throw line, getting a huge steal from Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA), and then icing the game in the end for a 10 point margin of victory. The Thunder were led by Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas), who nearly had another triple-double, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, and a block. He was aided by Russell Westbrook, who tore through the Jazz backcourt at will on his way to 25 points, 3 steals, and the slam you see below. The Jazz were led by Mo Williams, who finished with 19 points and 6 assists, and Al Jefferson, who finished with 15 points and 11 boards. The Thunder-Jazz regular season series is now over, with the Thunder winning 3-1. What is your initial reaction to tonight's result? Question: would you like to see the Jazz in the playoffs for the first round? If so, the Thunder actually put a dent in that proposition by beating the Jazz tonight. Pending tonight's outcome between the Lakers and Hornets, the Jazz may have slipped out of the #8 seed with but a few games to go. With the Thunder chasing that #1 seed, the Jazz could be the match-up that OKC needs to advance more easily. With all due respect to the Jazz faithful, this is not a good match-up for Utah as the Thunder have adequate personnel to counter anything Utah tries to do, while possessing a scoring punch that Utah cannot match. Utah's strength, their front line, can give some teams trouble. OKC is not one of them. Through the combination of Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison and even Hasheem Thabeet, the Thunder are more than prepared to deal with Utah. By turning the Jazz into a perimeter oriented team, the Thunder make them play in a way that they cannot compete on a high level. The Thunder held the Jazz to 80 points tonight off of 39.2% shooting. That's what happens when the Thunder neutralize the Jazz' front line. What does this game tell us about the playoffs? Two elements jump out: 1) The Thunder defense is well suited to deal with a team that has two good big men. While the Jazz may not be able to hang onto the 8th seed, their combination of Jefferson, Paul Millsap, and Derrick Favors provides a good proxy for some of the other teams that feature talented front lines. One of those teams is of course the Lakers. Even though Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard have been hampered with injuries, they still present a formidable front line that which the Thunder might have to deal with. The real threat though is the Grizzlies, who feature Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) and Marc Gasol, a talented duo that the Thunder have far more difficulty coping with. The game is evolving, but these teams with pairs of talented big men still stand in OKC's way. They will have to deal with at least one set of them sooner or later. 2) Playmaking Kevin Durant still wants to make plays, but it renders the Thunder offense impotent. Durant once again sniffed a triple-double tonight, and what is amazing about whenever this happens is how the Thunder offense seems to deteriorate instead of improve. Durant took only 10 shots in 37 minutes of play, scoring 21 points and handing out 9 assists. This repeating scenario might seem perplexing, but I believe the issue lies in the idea that when Durant goes into a "I'm setting everybody up!" mode, his attention toward the rim drops off materially and noticeably. If Durant is not an immediate threat at the rim, his team is not yet ready to recognize what he's doing and where he's going. Durant is going through a crucial growth period by playing this way, and it is good that he's getting games like this now against a relatively unthreatening Jazz team because they are not able to capitalize on the other end. Being the playmaker does not merely mean setting up teammates, but setting them up in a way that they're ready to attack on their own. Until then, Durant needs to get back to a score-first player and allow his team to move around him. The natural shifting as a result of Durant's playmaking will come in time. What does this game mean to the Thunder tonight and going forward? The Thunder still trail the Spurs by a game, but given the Spurs' health issues there is great likelihood that they will drop a game. If OKC can win here on out, and if they can get through Golden State on Thursday there is a great likelihood of it happening. That said, OKC needs to put forth a better offensive effort in their next two games if that is going to happen. The Warriors' offensive ability is well documented, but the Trail Blazers too are a proud bunch and the game is in Portland. there is a trap there too as well. The end is closing in on us. Four more games. The #1 seed is right there for the taking. Courtesy of: http://www.welcometoloudcity.com

Houston R. - Phoenix Suns 101-98
Jermaine O'Neal (6'11''-F/C-78) was called for goaltending on James Harden's last-second 3-point shot and the Houston Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 101-98 on Tuesday night. Harden scored 33 points and Omer Asik tied his career high with 22 rebounds for the Rockets, who needed a win and a Utah loss to Oklahoma City to clinch a playoff berth. On the final play, Harden dribbled down the clock and shot his 3 from the wing. It bounced high off the rim and O'Neal tipped it as it came down, just after the buzzer sounded. DOWN AND DIRTY See who's fighting hard for playoff position. Photos of the week. Referees huddled on the court, then reviewed the play and ruled it the winning basket, setting off a wild celebration. The Suns have lost 10 in a row. Jeremy Lin (6'3''-PG-88, college: Harvard) had 13 points and six assists and Francisco Garcia scored 15 for Houston. Luis Scola scored 28 points to lead Phoenix. Both teams were sloppy much of the night and combined for 27 turnovers. The Suns went 9 for 23 from the field in the third quarter, but trailed only 78-74. Patrick Beverley stole the ball from Kendall Marshall and raced for a two-handed dunk, then threaded a pass to Terrence Jones for another jam as the Rockets stayed in front early in the fourth quarter. But the Suns converted a turnover and a missed shot into back-to-back fast breaks and O'Neal scored over the 7-foot Asik to put Phoenix up 91-90. Scola scored twice and Harden was whistled for an offensive foul as the Suns hung onto a slim lead heading into the last 3 minutes. Harden made the two free throws to pull Houston within one, at 95-94. Lin sank a pull-up jumper in the lane to put the Rockets up 96-95, but Scola calmly sank another hook shot with 1:39 to go and Phoenix moved back ahead. O'Neal blocked an Asik shot, and Scola's free throw with 53.5 seconds left made it 98-96. O'Neal fouled Lin on a drive with 35 seconds left, and Lin sank the free throws to tie it again. Scola missed a finger roll, the Rockets rebounded and called time out to set up the final play. The Rockets went 6 for 30 from 3-point range and Harden's shot looked like it was going to miss, too. Garcia, starting again for Chandler Parsons, sank consecutive 3-pointers and Houston opened an early eight-point lead. Parsons sat out for the third straight game with a right calf strain. The Suns missed 14 of 20 shots in the first quarter. Jermaine O'Neal, back after missing the Suns' last game with a bruised shin, started 0 for 5 from the field. Dudley started the second quarter with a 3-pointer, then got whistled for a technical foul for shoving Beverley as the fought for a loose ball. Houston's shooting slipped in the second quarter, and Scola flipped in a hook shot to cut the deficit to 38-36. The Rockets went 6 minutes without a field goal until Greg Smith broke free inside for a dunk. But Wesley Johnson sank a deep jumper and Scola hit a mid-range shot to put Phoenix up 49-47 with just over a minute left in the half. The Suns led 53-51 at the break after the Rockets went 7 for 17 from the field and gave away seven turnovers in the second quarter. Both teams coughed up sloppy turnovers that led to easy baskets early in the third quarter. The Rockets managed to build an eight-point lead after Smith made an acrobatic move to score on an alley-oop pass from Lin. Markieff Morris sank a 3-pointer and Scola converted a three-point play to keep Phoenix close. NOTES: The Suns are 2-15 since losing Marcin Gortat (6'11''-C-84) to a season-ending injury on March 6. ... Suns F Michael Beasley was not with the team after the birth of his daughter on Monday. ... Rockets F Carlos Delfino sat out with flu-like symptoms. ... The Rockets assigned C Tim Ohlbrecht to Rio Grande Valley, its developmental league affiliate. Courtesy of: http://msn.foxsports.com

Memphis G. - Charlotte B. 94-75
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) could have taken a break. However, the Memphis Grizzlies' star point guard knew he would have missed the best part of his team's 13th straight home win. Conley scored 20 points -- his fifth straight game of 20 or more -- to lead the Grizzlies, but it was the play of the team's reserves that carried Memphis to a 94-75 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night. Conley and reserves Quincy Pondexter, Austin Daye, Jon Leuer and Ed Davis opened the fourth quarter on a 19-6 run to build an 82-63 lead. At one point early in the quarter, the Grizzlies scored 15 straight to stretch a three-point advantage to 18 points. "The bench played well tonight," Conley said. "It really got us out of a funk. Without them it could have been ugly." Leuer scored a season-high 11 to pace the reserves and Daye had 10 points and seven rebounds. Conley asked to remain in the game in the fourth when coach Lionel Hollins considering giving him time to rest. "With the group we had in the game, I asked to give me a few more minutes," Conley said. "Then the lead went from six to 20." Hollins said the reserves' contributions were the difference, even if the combination wasn't planned. "I kept looking for people who had energy," Hollins said. "We weren't playing with pizzazz we needed. I went with a whole different group. I kept Mike out (on the court) and rolled the dice a little bit. I thought Mike could lead that group." Leuer had seven points during the Grizzlies' 15-0 run, including a three-point play on a twisting reverse layup on a no-look pass from Daye. "We were able to start the fourth quarter off with a run," Leuer said. "From there on, we had control of the game. We were able to give our starters some rest." Starters Zach Randolph, who finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Tony Allen were able to play fewer than 30 minutes. Randolph played 26 and Allen 24 for a Grizzlies team seeking the third seed in the Western Conference. Memphis tied a single-season franchise record with its 31st home win. The Grizzlies, who lead the NBA in scoring defense (89.7 points per game), held Charlotte to 37.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker finished with 19 to lead the Bobcats, who lost their 13th straight road game. "They're a good team," Walker said. "They know how to play basketball, especially the bigs." Charlotte made an attempt at snapping its road streak to start the third quarter. The Bobcats went on a 13-4 to tie the game at 53-all. Walker scored five points during the run and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has four before the Grizzlies recovered behind Conley. Conley scored seven straight points, mostly on drives to the basket, and Pondexter added a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the quarter to give the Grizzles a 63-57 lead. NOTES: Darrell Arthur (back) and Jarryd Bayless (knee) did not dress for the Grizzlies for the second straight game. . . . The Grizzlies improved to 20-7 since the All-Star break and improved to a franchise-record 28 games above .500. . . . Charlotte's Gerald Henderson, who entered the game averaging 23.1 points in his previous seven, was held to 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting. Courtesy of: http://www.charlotteobserver.com

Chicago B. - Toronto R. 98-101
CHICAGO (AP) - There wasn't much Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) could do except shrug off the collision and hope his teammate wasn't seriously injured. The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though. DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night. Gay added 19 but collided with Valanciunas during a scramble in the closing seconds, resulting in a neck injury for the Raptors' center and an overnight stay for observation at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. "It's one of those plays," Gay said. "That's what makes the job tough. That's why everybody can't do it. Sometimes, things like that happen being aggressive trying to get the ball. He's an aggressive player, but he just ended up in the wrong spot. We're hoping that he's OK. But we all know that anytime anything can happen. We all know that. Look at the Final Four, some of the crazy injuries that happened in that. This is a physical game." The injury was part of a wild finish to a wild game in which Toronto allowed a 15-point lead to dwindle to four at halftime. The Raptors regrouped in the third quarter, getting it up to 16, but had to hang on after the Bulls cut it to two near the end of the game. Nate Robinson nailed a 3-pointer with just under a minute left and Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) hit two foul shots with 16.8 seconds remaining to pull Chicago within 99-97. DeRozan then made two free throws to get the lead up to four, but the Bulls weren't finished. Robinson hit the first of two free throws with 10.6 seconds left, and after a jump ball following the miss, there was a scramble for the loose ball. From the floor, Carlos Boozer threw it to Robinson. The ball went through the guard's hands and started to go into the back court. Robinson saved it to avoid the violation then missed a heave at the buzzer. "I took my eyes off t