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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG17.8 
 2. Planinic, Maccabi15.7 
 3. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar14.7 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.6 
 6. White, Radnicki KG14.4 
 7. Gecevski, MZT S.14.4 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona14.3 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea14.2 
 10. Zizic, Cibona14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.4 
 2. Travis, Zadar7.8 
 3. Gordon, Banco d.7.5 
 4. Bader, Szolnok7.4 
 5. Baynes, San A.6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.2 
 7. Saric, Cibona6.1 
 8. Planinic, Maccabi6.1 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.9 
 10. Gecevski, MZT S.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.1 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.8 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.3 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 5. Simon, Szolnok3.8 
 6. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.5 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki.3.5 
 8. Wright, Cedevita3.3 
 9. Otasevic, MZT S.3.3 
 10. Rannikko, Un.Olim.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. Green, EA7 Armani1.9 
 3. Otasevic, MZT S.1.7 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 5. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.6 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea1.6 
 7. White, Radnicki KG1.5 
 8. Travis, Zadar1.4 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG1.4 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  KK Split
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Kraljevic, KK Split1.4 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 3. Planinic, Maccabi1.1 
 4. Musli, Partizan1.1 
 5. Baynes, San A.0.9 
 6. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.8 
 7. Gordon, Banco d.0.8 
 8. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 9. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.8 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split0.7 


Crvena Zvezda and Partizan to clash for the title - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Partizan 57-63
Partizan will play in the Adriatic League Final. They upset Igokea in Laktasi tonight to join their archrivals Crvena Zvezda in the clash for the title. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) nailed 15 points to lead the Belgrade team. It was a tough battle from start to finish. Partizan eked out a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) put the hosts in front 25:23 at the end of the first half. Corsley Edwards gave the home team a 6-point lead midway through the third quarter 36:30. But Partizan erased the deficit and Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) made it 41:40 for Partizan heading into the fourth frame. Gordic stetched the lead to as many as 5 points in the fourth stanza. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) opened a 52:45 advantage inside the final five minutes. Milosavljevic then followed with a triple to make it 55:45. Davis Bertans and Vladimir Lucic kept Partizan in front as the Belgrade team coasted to the victory in the final minutes. Joffrey Lauvergne delivered 12 points, while Vladimir Lucic added 11 points for the winners. Corsley Edwards answered with 19 points and 11 boards for Igokea. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) had 15 points in the loss.

Crvena Zvezda - Radnicki KG 79-78
Crvena Zvezda became the first Adriatic League finalists. They came from behind to knock down Radnicki in Laktasi tonight. Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 22 points to lead the winners. Radivojevic sank a decisive free throw late in regulation to bring Crvena Zvezda to the victory. Radnicki dominated in the opening quarter. They accumulated a 27:20 lead after ten minutes. Radnicki opened a 12-point lead early in the second frame. However Crvena Zvezda answered with a 16:0 run to surge ahead. Crvena Zvezda accumulated a 41:40 lead at the interval. Crvena Zvezda jumped to a 56:47 lead midway through the third quarter. Radnicki reacted with a 10:0 rally to pull ahead. The Belgrade team snatched a 62:60 lead at the final intermission. Crvena Zvezda opened the fourth frame with 7 points in a row to pull ahead. The seesaw action continued with a 12:0 run from Radnicki as they gained a 78:71 advantage. Rasko Katic, Igor Rakocevic and Lazic tied things up at 78 inside the final minute. Radivojevic then hit a key free throw and Mijatovic missed a three-pointer as Crvena Zvezda escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) provided 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Igor Rakocevic and Mike Scott had 9 points each in the win. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 25 points for Radnicki. Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) delivered 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.



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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. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.6 
 5. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.5 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.1 
 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.8.1 
 5. Battle, Lanus7.6 
 6. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Mata, Penarol6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.1 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 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, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.4 
 7. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 9. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 10. Boccia, Lanus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 5. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 6. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 7. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.8 



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  AUSTRIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell HINSON
  Oberwart
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Hinson, Oberwart21.2 
 2. Tiedeman, Wels19.7 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Boxley, Oberwart19.0 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld18.6 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.6 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.17.5 
 8. Kovacevic, St.Po.17.3 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.2 
 10. Chaney, Oberwart16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  BC Vienna
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Pearson, BC Vienna8.8 
 2. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.2 
 3. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 4. Washington, Wels7.5 
 5. Hunt, Gussing7.3 
 6. Johnson, Oberwart7.1 
 7. Spasojevic, Arkadia6.9 
 8. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.6.8 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten6.8 
 10. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 3. Woods, Kapfenberg4.6 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 5. Tiedeman, Wels4.1 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna4.0 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna3.7 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.5 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.4 
 2. Gonzalvez, Wels1.6 
 3. Hinson, Oberwart1.6 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna1.6 
 5. Chaney, Oberwart1.5 
 6. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 7. Boylan, BC Vienna1.4 
 8. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
 9. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.3 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Hunt, Gussing1.0 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels0.8 
 6. Gant, Oberwart0.8 
 7. Arnold, Gmunden0.8 
 8. Nelson, Kapfenberg0.7 
 9. Boxley, Oberwart0.6 
 10. Cox, Furstenfeld0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Kapfenberg complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - Gussing 75-57

Kapfenberg reached the semifinal stage following a home win over Gussing. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 40-20 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kapfenberg Bulls made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Kapfenberg Bulls outrebounded Gussing Knights 38-22 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Gussing Knights helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Dario Hunt (203-89, college: Nevada) produced 20 points and international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 26+5reb, M.Sanchez 11+10reb+4ast, Q.Pryor 7+2reb+2ast, D.Nelson 7+11reb+4ast, G.Woods 7+5reb+3ast, F.Kramer 6
Gussing: D.Hunt 20+4reb, T.Klepeisz 11+1reb+5ast, S.Koch 9+4reb, M.Heard 6+4reb+2ast, E.Kadic 5+3reb, C.Vancura 3+1ast
gschID: 239567



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 16-2 
 2. Al Ahli 15-3 
 3. Muharraq 15-3 
 4. Al Hala 13-5 
 5. Sitra 13-6 
 6. Nuwaidrat 10-8 
 7. Issa Town 9-10 
 8. Bahrain Club 6-12 
 9. Hidd 6-13 
 10. Al Najma 4-15 
 11. Al Ittihad 3-15 
 12. Samaheej 0-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Apr. 24: Sitra - Issa Town 83-72
Apr. 24: Al Hala - Hidd 70-64
Apr. 25: Al Ittihad - Al Najma 67-70
Apr. 25: Samaheej - Bahrain Club 48-71
Apr. 28: Al Ahli - Nuwaidrat



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  BELARUS   


Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian First League Awards 2013 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian First League 1st Team 2013
Yuriy Cherepanau
Cherepanau
Aleksey Aniskau
Aniskau
Andrey Navoychik
Navoychik
Roman Sorokau
Sorokau
Dmitriy Danilik
Danilik

Player of the Year: Yuriy Cherepanau (190-G-89) of BGU Minsk
Guard of the Year: Aleksey Aniskau (183-G-91) of Grodno-93 II
Forward of the Year: Roman Sorokau (F-91) of BNTU
Center of the Year: Dmitriy Danilik (205-C-83) of BGU Minsk

1st Team
G: Yuriy Cherepanau (190-G-89) of BGU Minsk
G: Aleksey Aniskau (183-G-91) of Grodno-93 II
F: Andrey Navoychik (200-F-91) of Grodno-93 II
F: Roman Sorokau (F-91) of BNTU
C: Dmitriy Danilik (205-C-83) of BGU Minsk



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  BOSNIA   


Adriatic League: Partizan join Crvena Zvezda in the Final - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Partizan 57:63

Partizan will play in the Adriatic League Final. They upset Igokea in Laktasi tonight to join their archrivals Crvena Zvezda in the clash for the title. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) nailed 15 points to lead the Belgrade team.
It was a tough battle from start to finish. Partizan eked out a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) put the hosts in front 25:23 at the end of the first half. Corsley Edwards gave the home team a 6-point lead midway through the third quarter 36:30. But Partizan erased the deficit and Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) made it 41:40 for Partizan heading into the fourth frame. Gordic stetched the lead to as many as 5 points in the fourth stanza. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) opened a 52:45 advantage inside the final five minutes. Milosavljevic then followed with a triple to make it 55:45. Davis Bertans and Vladimir Lucic kept Partizan in front as the Belgrade team coasted to the victory in the final minutes. Joffrey Lauvergne delivered 12 points, while Vladimir Lucic added 11 points for the winners. Corsley Edwards answered with 19 points and 11 boards for Igokea. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) had 15 points in the loss.

Igokea: Corsley Edwards 19+11 boards, Clifford Hammonds 15
Partizan: Davis Bertans 15, Joffrey Lauvergne 12, Vladimir Lucic 11



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  BOTSWANA   


Dolphins, Police battle tonite - by Peter Ubakar

In what will prove to be a game of wits, Police who were in the top 4 last season will meet the young team of Dolphins who are eager to get back to winning ways. Police as at now are topping the league standings while Dolphins are at the the bottom of the table with two losses. The teams will be doing battle at the SSKB courts and it will be a game to watch for as both teams fight to secure top 4 position so they can make the playoffs. This is one to look out for.


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


And the BD Basketball Award winners are! - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI --Following the conclusion of the BD Basketball Championship games last Saturday April 20, 2013, the Association has announced the individual award winners from each age group.

Overall, District 2 won the U-16 Division with a 47-41 win against District 5, with the League MVP award going to Romain Minott of the Champions.

According to BD Basketball President Brian Bash Brewley, The game was very well played with both sides showing some great talent and a competitive edge. The 2nd District were near the bottom last year and now look they are champions. Thats a great reflection on the work of Gertrude Thomas and her crew.

District 2 finished the season unbeaten partially due to Minott, who has refound his hunger and desire to play the game.

Among the individual trophies are the Presidential Sportsmanship Awards, which the President noted are based on the way the players competed in all aspects of the game as well as talent and behavior.

Stephen Caul, playing for District 9, took home the award in the U-16 Division, whilst in the Under 13s, Donaldson Layne of District 8 was the recipient.

District 6 had of course won the U13 Championship with a 31-19 victory against District 5 and Sajwan France was named as overall League MVP. Team awards also went to Michael Richardson Junior of District 3, Rackelle Jack (District 4), Malique Wattley (5), Kyle Penn (8) and DMoi Bradley (9).

In the Under 10s, Elroy Bollers, who was also named League MVP, was the winner of the Presidential Sportsmanship Award and Bash reserved special comment for him. He played with a whole different behavior pattern, he said in previous years he seemed to be less of a team player, but now has become a leader.

The Lakers had won the Championship, 17-15 win against Bollers and the Spurs, but each team in the league had an MVP appointed. For the Lakers it was Tyreice Carrasco, for the Hawks Revaughn Garraway and for the Celtics Sahjani France.

Individuals in the U-16 Division were also recognized for various categories including Most Points, which went to Caul. Neville Smith Junior took home the Most Rebounds Trophy as well as Most Blocks. Minott was awarded the Most Steals and Vedal Penn Most Assists.

In an assessment of the District King League, Brewley felt overall there had been a vast improvement in the players especially in their behavior. The players are much improved and have a much better understanding of the game now, he said. We also enforced the need for the youths to maintain their grade point average, which has worked out well and next year we will raise that requirement to make it an even tougher task and make them realize the importance of education as well as playing sports, he concluded.

One area of continual disappointment for Bash is the lack of support for the kids from their parents. The parents didnt really come out and support, according to Brewley and he hopes parents will get more and more involved as opposed to treating the Tournaments like a day care centre. We need to get the parents out, when they are there its a whole different atmosphere and the youths not only behave better, but play better too. So we need parents to come out for the half hour or hour to support their children and then it becomes a whole different ball game.

The Championship had proven another successful tournament for the BD Basketball Association and even better than last year competition wise. All the game across the age groups were played in great spirit, were very competitive and there is reason to have great faith in the future of the game under the guidance of Bash and his team including Sharlene Hill, Carol Ann, Rhennie, Kennedy and the rest.

Up next is a double elimination tournament once school closes and then the plan is to get the support of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports to re-launch the Inter High School League as well as hold another Primary School version.

So even after a hectic few months, Bash and his crew are already hard at work planning and have hardly even caught their breath before wanting to bring more and more competition for the future of youth basketball.



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  CBL   

Standings

CBL Standings
 1. M.Tennessee S. 1-0 
 2. St.Louis H. 1-0 
 3. Bowling Green H. 0-0 
 4. Dayton A.S. 0-0 
 5. River City P. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Apr. 26: St.Louis H. - River City P.
Apr. 26: Bowling Green H. - Dayton A.S.



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  CHILE   

Stats Leaders - LIBSUR

Points Per Game
 Evandro ARTEAGA
  U.Concep.
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Arteaga, U.Concep.27.0 
 2. Jones, Obregon20.0 
 3. Taylor, Montevideo16.0 
 4. Osses, U.Concepci.15.0 
 5. Saez, San Fernando15.0 
 6. Morales, San F.14.0 
 7. Sheppard, San F.12.0 
 8. Cabrera, San F.9.0 
 9. Zamorano, Dep.Espa.6.0 
 10. Del Solar, U.Co.5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrell TAYLOR
  Montevideo
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Taylor, Montevideo7.0 
 2. Sheppard, San F.6.0 
 3. Zamorano, Dep.Espa.5.0 
 4. Jones, Obregon5.0 
 5. Morales, San F.4.0 
 6. Osses, U.Concepci.3.0 
 7. Saez, San Fernando3.0 
 8. Soto, San Fernando3.0 
 9. Del Solar, U.Conce.2.0 
 10. Vasquez, U.Conce.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Franco MORALES
  San F.
  (179-G-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Morales, San F.6.0 
 2. Zamorano, Dep.Espa.3.0 
 3. Vasquez, U.Concep.3.0 
 4. Jones, Obregon3.0 
 5. Arteaga, U.Concep.2.0 
 6. Moraga, San F.2.0 
 7. Sheppard, San F.2.0 
 8. Cabrera, San F.1.0 
 9. Figueroa, U.Concep.1.0 
 10. Del Solar, U.Co.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Jones, Obregon1.0 
 2. Arteaga, U.Concep.1.0 
 3. Del Solar, U.Conce.1.0 
 4. Cabrera, San F.1.0 
 5. Moraga, San F.0.0 
 6. Figueroa, U.Concep.0.0 
 7. Castro, U.Concep.0.0 
 8. Saez, San Fernando0.0 
 9. Acuna, Dep.Espanol0.0 
 10. Nehring, U.Conc.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrell TAYLOR
  Montevideo
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 1
 1. Taylor, Montevideo1.0 
 2. Jones, Obregon1.0 
 3. Saez, San Fernando1.0 
 4. Morales, San F.1.0 
 5. Del Solar, U.Conce.0.0 
 6. Cabrera, San F.0.0 
 7. Arteaga, U.Concep.0.0 
 8. Nehring, U.Concep.0.0 
 9. Acuna, Dep.Espanol0.0 
 10. Marechal, U.Con.0.0 


Standings - Centro-Sur

LIBSUR Standings
North
 1. CD Carahue 0-0 
 2. CD Loncoche 0-0 
 3. Dep.Valdivia 0-0 
 4. Espanol O. 0-0 
 5. Las Animas 0-0 
 6. Lautaro 0-0 
 7. Temuco Basket 0-0 
 8. Victoria 0-0 
South
 1. AB Ancud 0-0 
 2. CD Colegio PV 0-0 
 3. CD Puerto Montt 0-0 
 4. CD Puerto Varas 0-0 
 5. Dep.Calbuco 0-0 
 6. Dep.Castro 0-0 
 7. Osorno Basq. 0-0 



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  CHINA   

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Shavlik RANDOLPH
  Boston C.
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 32
 1. Randolph, Boston32.0 
 2. Douby, Sagesse31.6 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.5 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Dallas M.29.0 
 6. Daniels, Rio G.28.6 
 7. Spencer, Al Riyadi28.6 
 8. Forbes, Guangsha28.4 
 9. Marbury, Beijing28.3 
 10. Hudson, Austin T.27.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  Talk N Text
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Harvey, Talk N Te.16.6 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.2 
 3. Randolph, Boston14.6 
 4. Wang, Fujian QB12.9 
 5. Li, Liaoning H.12.8 
 6. Harris, Ponce12.4 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB11.4 
 8. Daniels, Rio G.11.3 
 9. Siler, Ponce11.2 
 10. Singleton, New Y.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.9.1 
 2. Perkins, Olympiacos6.8 
 3. Lu, Shanxi Zh.6.0 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.8 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. McGrady, San A.5.1 
 7. Jeter, Shandong FB5.1 
 8. Gaines, Fujian QB4.7 
 9. Qahwash, Jiang.4.7 
 10. Forbes, Guangsha4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Doron PERKINS
  Olympiacos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Perkins, Olympiacos2.6 
 2. Spencer, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Douby, Sagesse2.4 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 5. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 8. Hudson, Austin T.2.1 
 9. Abbas, Shandong FB2.1 
 10. Han, Bayi R.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.3.9 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.9 
 3. Siler, Ponce2.3 
 4. Jones, New York K.1.9 
 5. Daniels, Rio G.1.7 
 6. Yi, Guangdong ST1.7 
 7. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 8. Vroman, Shandong.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.4 


Smush to return? - by Alex Yam

Arguably one of the most successful imports in CBA history and the one responsible for the league opening its doors to NBA/Former NBA players, as well as guards, Smush Parker may be returning to the CBA next season. Parker won 2 consecutive CBA titles with Guangdong, then left the league, and looks to return this coming season. Media outlets and reports are citing the 32 year old guard is speaking to a number of teams about a return in the 2013-14 CBA season.

Parker was widely regarded as the best player in the CBA , as he led Guangdong through the regular season and playoffs. The dynamics of the league have certainly changed and the competition is much tougher, only time can tell if Parker can recapture the magic that he had once before in the league.



Led by Ike - by Alex Yam

The CBA title belongs to the Guangdong Southern Tigers yet again, after a hiatus last season, as they lost to a deeper Beijing Ducks team, the Tigers have reclaimed their CBA dominance, with the return of Yi Jianlian, and led by Ike Diogu and Donald Sloan, the Tigers were able to beat Shangdong.

Voted on my Eurobasket and media outlets in China, Ike Diogu has been named ALL CBA 1st team, and center of the year. Ike's first full year in the CBA, produced the leagues top record, as well as a CBA championship. Diogu led a balanced Guangdong attack, while playing far less minutes then any other import in the league, and having less shot attempts, yet was still able to average 17.0 ppg and over 9 rebounds a game.

Skills aside, Diogu's ability to play within a team, really made Guangdong the favorite all season long. Coupled with his skill set, and determination, losing was not an option.





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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cibona 7-1 
 2. Zadar 6-2 
 3. Cedevita 6-2 
 4. KK Split 4-4 
 5. Jolly 4-4 
 6. Kvarner 2010 3-5 
 7. KK Zagreb 2-6 
 8. Alkar Sinj 0-8 
Places 9-14
 1. Djuro Djakovic 9-3 
 2. Darda 8-3 
 3. Osjecki Sokol 6-5 
 4. Zabok 5-7 
 5. Krizevci 5-7 
 6. Dubrovnik 1-9 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 8

Apr. 24: KK Zagreb - Jolly 99-87
Apr. 24: Cibona - Kvarner 2010 92-65
Apr. 24: Zadar - Cedevita 85-77
Apr. 24: KK Split - Alkar Sinj 84-74

Second Stage: Round 9

Apr. 27: Zadar - Cibona
Apr. 27: Cedevita - KK Zagreb
Apr. 27: Jolly - KK Split
Apr. 27: Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ross, Jolly22.1 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Krapic, KK Zagreb15.3 
 4. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 7. Skific, Kvarner14.7 
 8. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 9. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 10. Mrva, Jolly14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.1 
 2. Mrva, Jolly7.1 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.2 
 6. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 8. Ross, Jolly5.3 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.1 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly3.9 
 4. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Car, KK Zagreb3.1 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
 10. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.0 
 2. Car, KK Zagreb1.7 
 3. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 4. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 5. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 6. Mrva, Jolly1.3 
 7. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 8. Pesut, Zabok1.3 
 9. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
 10. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.2.0 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 6. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 7. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 8. Halilovic, KK Za.0.6 
 9. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 10. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.5 



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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Colas, Randers24.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.21.7 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.4 
 4. Walker, Naestved19.8 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 7. Funches, Aarhus BC18.6 
 8. Tomko, Etzella18.5 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.2 
 10. Thomann, Horse.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.6 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.8 
 5. Waithe, Bakken8.5 
 6. Doggett, Naestved8.4 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.0 
 8. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 9. Walker, Naestved7.9 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ortega, Randers6.8 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.5 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Tomko, Etzella4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.2 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.0 
 2. Tomko, Etzella2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Dennis, SISU1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Parker, Bakken1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.5 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Funches, Aarhus BC1.1 
 7. Doggett, Naestved1.1 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC1.1 
 9. Thomann, Horse.1.0 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 


Ligaen Round 5 of Finals. Bears back in the Lead - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg - Bakken 78-87

Bakken Bears snapped two-game losing skid and defeated Svendborg on the road to gain 3-2 lead in the title series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Svendborg won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Svendborg 47-26 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. American guard Charles Parker (193-85, college: Millersville) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Bakken's coach Mathias Bach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) added 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks in the effort for Svendborg. Five Bakken and four Svendborg players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 20+10reb+2ast, A.Darboe 16+2reb+4ast, G.Washington 12+9reb+4ast, C.Magaard 12+1ast, M.Plannthin 9+2reb+4ast, K.Gertz 7+2reb+2ast
Bakken: C.Parker 21+2reb+3ast, N.Iversen 19+15reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 16+10reb, F.Nielsen 11+5reb+3ast, M.Waithe 10+7reb, S.Krath 5+5reb
gschID: 239319



Falcon are back in the Ligaen - by Eurobasket News

BMS - Falcon 55:69

Falcon have won 1st Division Championship. They swept the championship series versus BMS. Falcon thus claimed the Ligaen promotion. BMS entered the game with a great support of local fans. But Falcon silenced the cheering crowd pretty quickly. They went on a 21:11 rally to take a double-digit lead. BMS narrowed the gap in the second frame 31:36. Falcon however were back in the control in the third term. Falcon boosted the margin to 13 points at the final intermission. Falcon limited their opponents to 10 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end.



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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.22.1 
 3. Goudelock, LA La.21.2 
 4. Lamb, Oklah.Ci.21.2 
 5. Mack, Atlanta H.20.1 
 6. Samuels, Hapoel J.19.8 
 7. Joseph, San A.19.4 
 8. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.3 
 9. Jones, Houston R.19.0 
 10. Nichols, Sioux F.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Golden S.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Golden S.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, San German10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 7. Jackson, Austin T.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.9 
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, Trotamun.7.1 
 4. Wright, Arecibo7.0 
 5. Russell, Cocodrilos6.5 
 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. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 3. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 6. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Canton1.7 
 9. Liggins, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Boston C.2.9 
 3. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 4. Armstrong, Santa C.2.3 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Williams, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 9. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 


Rio Grande Valley Vipers step away from the title - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz W. - Rio Grande VV 102-112
The Santa Cruz Warriors will need to win two games in Texas in order to claim the D-League basketball title. But to do that at Rio Grande Valley, where the Vipers were 20-5 this season, won't be easy. The Warriors lost 112-102 to the visiting Vipers in Game 1 of the finals at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Thursday night, and ensured an uphill battle for the remainder of the best-of-three series. D.J. Kennedy's driving layup in traffic with 43 seconds remaining snapped a 102-all game, while Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89, college: Wichita St.)'s free throws helped continue what was a 10-0 run for the Vipers in the last minute. The series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, where the Vipers will be looking to close out the series. On a night when the normally hot-shooting Vipers made just 6 of 28 from behind the arc, Santa Cruz simply couldn't capitalize. It struggled on the glass, where it was outrebounded 57-44, and it struggled at the free-throw line, where it shot 15 of 26. Still, a 6-0 run by Santa Cruz in the final two minutes of regulation knotted the game at 102-all. But Kennedy's basket proved to be the game winner. Kennedy finished with 16 points, while Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91, college: Georgia Tech) Jr. had a game-high 33 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Murry had a triple double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Chris Daniels (6'11''-C-84, college: Limoges) had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Leslie led the Warriors with 19 points. Scott Machado (6'1''-PG-90, college: Iona), who played for the Vipers for most of this season, and Moe Baker combined for 28 points on 11 of 16 shooting off the bench. The Warriors jumped out to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter behind 7 of 10 shooting - a run highlighted when Hilton Armstrong (6'11''-C/F-84, college: Connecticut) erased a one-handed dunk by Rice on one end, then deposited a put-back basket on the other. The Vipers' 3-point prowess was practically non-existent in the first half, converting just 3 of 13 from behind the arc. RGV made a franchise record 19 3-pointers in its Game 2 semifinal victory over Tulsa on Sunday. Still, Chris Johnson's 3 early in the second quarter capped an 11-0 run by RGV, which trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half. The Vipers' deficit was only three, at 57-54, by halftime. The Vipers were aided when Jeremy Tyler (6'10''-F-91, college: Louisville) picked up his third foul early in the second quarter, only to return later in the period when fellow post Armstrong picked up his third foul. A 6-foot-10, 260-pound center, Tyler was double-teamed for much of the half by RGV, while his duty of defending Daniels often kept him out toward the perimeter and away from the glass. Daniels made one 3 for the Vipers in the first half. The early foul trouble by Armstrong and Tyler allowed Mickell Gladness to find some playing time. It was Gladness' first action of the postseason. RGV will have two chances to close out the Warriors. Game 3, if necessary, will be Monday at 5 p.m., also in Hidalgo. Courtesy of: themonitor.com



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  EQUATORIAL GUINEA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Malabo King 2-0 
 2. MBC 2-1 
 3. Six Stars 1-1 
 4. Rhema B. 0-2 
 5. San Antonio 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Apr. 26: Malabo King - Six Stars
Apr. 26: San Antonio - Rhema B.



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.0 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas15.3 
 4. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.15.1 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu15.0 
 6. Akenparg, TTU14.7 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.4 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Ingram, TU/Rock13.8 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.6 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.9 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas8.0 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 8. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.6 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.6 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock4.9 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.7 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 8. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 9. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 2. Dorbek, Rapla2.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas2.0 
 4. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 6. Saks, Tarvas1.6 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 8. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 9. Veideman, TU/Rock1.5 
 10. Puidet, TTU1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.3 
 3. Toome, TU/Rock1.0 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 
 9. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 10. Saks, Tarvas0.5 



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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Izmir invites to Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Izmir invites to Final Four of 2012/2013 EuroChallenge. The Turkish city is ready for the Semifinal clashes on Friday night.
BCM Gravelines and Krasnye Krylia will open the action. Gravelines needed 2 overtimes to punch Kataja in the second game of the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. The French side won 102:98 and advanced to the Final Four. Krasnie Krilya kept Telekom Basket scoreless in overtime to punch the ticket to Final Four of EuroChallenge. The Russian team posted a 95:85 win due to 10-0 overtime victory.
The second pairings needed the third games in Finals in order to advance. Karsiyaka advanced to the Final Four of the EuroChallenge as they overcame Paris-Levallois 85:69 in the decisive third game and clinched the ticket to the Semifinal. EWE Baskets took the last ticket to the Semifinals of the EuroChallenge. The German side smashed Khimik 100:78 in the decisive third game and clinched the spot in the Final Four.



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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm16.5 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Delaney, Budivelnyk16.1 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 10. Brown, Lokomotiv15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.0 
 2. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.3 
 4. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.6 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray6.0 
 10. Drozdov, Budiveln.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Calathes, Lokom.6.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.6 
 4. Wright, Spartak SP5.5 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.2 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 7. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
 10. Chatman, Unics4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics2.0 
 3. Doellman, Valencia1.7 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 5. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 8. Carter, Spartak SP1.4 
 9. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.4 
 10. Eidson, Unics1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 5. Lishchuk, Valencia1.0 
 6. Nankivil, Ratiopha.1.0 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm0.9 
 8. Vougioukas, Unics0.9 
 9. Carter, Spartak SP0.9 
 10. Ndong, Galatasar.0.8 



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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.14.6 
 5. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 6. Farmar, Anadolu13.9 
 7. Lampe, Caja L.13.9 
 8. Weems, CSKA13.7 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.13.6 
 10. Krstic, CSKA13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.5 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.3 
 4. Lampe, Caja L.6.1 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
 6. Hines, Olympiacos5.9 
 7. Mirotic, Real Madr.5.5 
 8. Erden, Anadolu Ef.5.5 
 9. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 10. Thompson, ALBA5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.8 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.5 
 7. Cook, Caja Laboral4.0 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.0 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu4.0 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA3.8 
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. Diamantidis, Panat.1.4 
 6. Hickman, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 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. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.1 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.1 
 6. Kaun, CSKA1.1 
 7. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 8. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 
 9. Ford, Brose Bask.1.0 
 10. Falker, Besiktas1.0 



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Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.9 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Clavell, Humacao20.0 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto19.1 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.1 
 10. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.1 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.6 
 4. Giles, KTP9.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 6. Quaintance, Kauha.9.2 
 7. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 8. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 10. Johnson, Namika8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.4 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.1 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.7 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.9 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Quaintance, Kauha.2.4 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Kauha.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Quaintance, Kauha.1.4 
 2. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 4. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 5. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 8. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.9 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 10. Dyer, Hapoel Kazr.0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Martin Zeno scored 41 points - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, semi-finals, Game # 1: Player of the Year candidate Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) scored 41 points (1 - 7/7, 2 - 1//21, 3 - 0/2), grabbed seven rebounds and gave five assists in 38:31 minutes, when Bisons (Loimaa) defeated Karhu from Kauhajoki 97-85 (45-34). Bisons - Karhu 1-0. Visitor Karhu got a slow start and was down by 11 pts (24-13) after the opening quarter. All other quarters were so close - which means Bisons are going to have a tough night on the road at Kauhajoki coming Saturday. J'Nathan Bullock led Karhu with 25 pts.
Another Player of the Year candidate Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) led KTP (Kotka) with 23pts/20rbs and tough home team Kataja (Joensuu) lost by the same the home court advantage. KTP was leading by 11 points (10-21) already after the first quarter. Half time digits were still 29-39 for the visitors. The third quarter was excellent for the hosts (26-15) and Kataja was back in the game (55-54), when the fourth quarter got started. KTP won the last 10 minutes however 12-27 and the contest 67-81. KTP won also the rebounds 31-44 and was shooting 14/15 from the FT-line. Kataja had only seven FTs in this game, made three of them. KTP leading 1-0. Next game on April 27 at Kotka.

Bisons - Karhu 97-85 (45-34). Quarters: 24-13, 21-21, 24-22, 28-29. (Martin Zeno 41/7/5a, Matti Nuutinen 20, Jeb Ivey 13 - J'Nathan Bullock 25, Ilkka Vuori 14, Henri Hirvikoski 12. A: 931).
Kataja - KTP 67-81 (29-39). Quarters: 10-21, 19-18, 26-15, 12-27). (Jonte Flowers 13/7, Dan Coleman 12, Johnell Smith 11/6a - Devonne Giles 23/20, Timo Heinonen 18, Sefton Barrett 13. A: 1261).



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Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.4 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.1 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.19.8 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi19.6 
 5. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi17.6 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.1 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 9. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergo ATUASHVILI
  Sokhumi
  (223-C-85)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Atuashvili, Sokhumi14.6 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.6 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi12.6 
 5. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi9.2 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 9. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.7.6 
 10. Berishvili, Olimpi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.9 
 2. Sokk, Olimpi5.8 
 3. Vaughn, MIA A.5.7 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.6 
 5. Bowie, Rustavi5.4 
 6. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 8. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.0 
 3. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 5. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.7 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.7 
 8. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
 9. Fatsatsia, Olimpi1.5 
 10. Bakradze, TSU T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.1 
 2. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.8 
 3. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 6. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 7. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 8. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 9. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. White, Phoenix16.8 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.1 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.4 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.2 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.1 
 7. Brooks, Fraport SKY15.0 
 8. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.9 
 9. Thompson, ALBA14.2 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.9 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.9 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.6.3 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.2 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 3. White, Phoenix4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.4 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 8. Guenther, Ratio.3.5 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Timberlake, MBC3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 3. White, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 9. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Pantelic, MBC1.5 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


BG Dorsten Say Farewell To Head Coach Torsten Schierenbeck - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Regional league team BG Dorsten got a schock today as head coach Torsten Schierenbeck surprisingly announced that he will no longer take the reigns as coach. The team now will have to look for a new coach even though Torsten Schierenbeck had a long term contract. "Despite not having success this season and the team moving down, we calculated having him for the upcoming season. it is a pity that he has decided to go which broke our trust and left us not really understanding why he did this", stated BG Dorsten ceo Bruno Kemper

Souce: BG Dorsten



The Miles Basketball Minute: The Fraport Skyliners Do Or Die Menu Is Heart, Effort And Execution - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Frankfurt Skyliners have been an organization that have been used to winning since they entered the Beko BBL in 1999. Except for a weak phase between 2005-2007 where the team struggled to win games the way Spanish soccer teams did this week in the Champions league against German teams, Frankfurt was always in the playoffs and won the cup in 2000 and championship in 2004. However the last two seasons have been untypical for a club that was mostly successful as the last two years had high and lows and no playoffs. Last season, the Fraport Skyliners had a miserable first half, but bounced back in the second half of the season finding their rhythm and beating most of the top teams only to go home for the summer unsatisfied missing the playoffs on the last game in a do or die loss in Bonn. This season Frankfurt had a similar first half like last season, but had difficulty following up their strong second half this season. Injuries and some players that didnt work out and had to go helped for the inconsistency. The arrival of ex LTi Giessen 46er Americans Ryan Brooks and Laquan Prowell were more of a help than the departed Americans Ted Scott and Dion Dowell, but because too many loses in the second half of the season had been as fat as a turkey on Thanksgiving day, the season for the Fraport Skyliners comes down to a do or die game on Saturday against the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. If Frankfurt hadnt celebrated big wins over top teams Berlin and Bamberg in March, then the team could already have booked dates with PRO A teams like Cuxhaven, Crailsheim and Heidelberg next season.

After the bitter loss against TBB Trier last weekend, I was a bit surprised to see some negativity about the chances of Frankfurt in this do or die game as some had missing confidence. The Neckar Riesen have had a very poor season as well being neighbors with Giessen all season long in the cellar mostly at position 17. The club brought in coaching fox John Patrick who came into a new type of situation for him as a kind of fireman to help rescue the burning ship. He had been used to building up lower ranked teams like a BG Goettingen or Wurzburg and bring them to new heights that nobody had ever imagined before with incorporating his special brand of basketball. He brought improvement to the team by stabilizing the defense, but also got four new players late in which the integration didnt to lead to instant wins, but that wasnt expected so late into the season.

Frankfurt has been in one do or die game to stay in the league back in April of 2006. They had to beat Oldenburg to stay in the Beko BBL and did under the guidance of Charles Barton 70-58. In that game, the team came together one last time led by American Kavossy Franklin with 22 points and German national player Pascal Roller with 18 points giving a spirited team effort. So with their second do or die game approaching, why cant Frankfurt win again? Their biggest advantage is that they have the home court advantage. When they are cooking, then they are very difficult to beat at home as countless teams had witnessed the last two seasons as Bamberg and Ulm lost twice. They have the ability to beat any team on any day. They have had consistency eliminating the top teams, but what is frightening is their problems of discharging of poorer teams. Another disadvantage is not having American point guard Dawan Robinson. Other point guard Devin Gibson practiced this week and should be able to play. The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg may be a tad stronger on paper when it comes to scoring, but they dont have two players combined that can equal the offensive firepower and scoring in bunches craze and consistency of a Zach Peacock and Ryan Brooks. Ludwigsburg have the more balanced attack with guys like Lucca Staiger, John Turek, Marquis Blakely, Eric Coleman, Derrick Zimmermann or Wayne Bernard that can all score in double figures on the same night, but that is where the best weapon of Frankfurt comes into play with their defense. Frankfurt will have to present their typical Katzurin aggressive defense which has been their trademark the last two seasons. They didnt defend as well the last two games against Trier and Bonn giving up an average of 79 points, but need to get back to their disciplined defense of seven games before that where they gave up an average of 67 points.

John Patrick is a danger also to Frankfurt in that he belongs to the top coaches in the Beko BBL and one can never be really sure what he will bring to the table. Who could forget how he led the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg past Alba Berlin in the playoffs last season totally handicapping their game with the annoying Patrick style. This is like a Eurochallenge final 2010 revisited for Patrick. He will want to win this game like there is no tomorrow. Frankfurt also will have to be aggressive on the boards as Ludwigsburg has the slight edge here as well. Zack Peacock will have to play his game on the base line, but also not forget to rebound. Every Skyliner will have to help out under the boards. The point guard position also will be a key spot. Ludwigsburg have a very experienced Derrick Zimmermann who has shown with Ludwigsburg that he is the classic point guard that can fill up the stat sheet as he showed in the loss against FC Bayern Munich with 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Frankfurt with Gibson will also need the full support of young German Konstantin Klein and Max Merz. Klein is always good for his aggressive defense and when he is on can be a boost on offense. Merz showed a great game against TBB Trier scoring six points, making intelligent decisions and playing with a self confidence that he must of learned from his teammate Klein. Only with strong point guard play can Frankfurt find a rhythm on offense.

Both teams have their advantages and disadvantages, but only one team can stay in the league. I expect it to be a hard fought game, but if the Fraport Skyliners can get hot early with the home crowd energy cooking as they showed against Oldenburg recently then it could be a short night for Ludwigsburg. However I expect the game to be a battle where there will be no gifts for either teams. In do or die games, it is usually, Heart, effort and execution that matters the most. Frankfurt is the better defensive team while Ludwigsburg have a slight edge on offense. I see the chances 60-40 for the Fraport Skyliners. Frankfurt is playing in their own living room and will need to use that to their advantage. If the game is close, then a Quantez Robertson (189-G-84, college: Auburn) just could make a difference in crunch time with his athleticism and hustle plays. Skyliner legend Pascal Roller most likely will be in the arena doing TV for Sport 1 and just his presence might remind the kind basketball god in the Fraport arena that Roller once survived a do or die game in this arena. This will be a historic game for the Fraport Skyliners where one will see many tears at the end, but hopefully tears of joy for Frankfurt.




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EuroLeague: Barcelona edge Panathinaikos to reach Final Four - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Panathinaikos 64:53

FC Barcelona Regal advanced into the EuroLeague Final Four. The Spanish powerhouse held off Panathinaikos in the decisive fifth game of the quarterfinal series. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) delivered 15 points to pace the hosts.
Barcelona did not waste too much time to set their ambitions. They went on a deadly 28:14 run in the opening quarter. Panathinaikos stopped the rot though in the second term. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) put the Hellenes within 9 points 33:42 with under two minutes remaining in the first half. But Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) capped the half with a layup to make it 44:33. The tempo decreased in the third term. The visitors held Barcelona to just 7 points to cut the distance to 8 points 43:51 with ten minutes to go. Diamantidis made it 45:51 early in the fourth quarter. However Juan Carlos Navarro answered with five straight points to restore an 11-point lead for Barcelona. Panathinaikos did not surrender as Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) and Stephane Lasme put the visitors within 6 points 53:59. But Barcelona capped the regulation with five points in a row to seal the winning outcome. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) delivered 10 points, while Nathan Jawai added 9 points for the winners. Stephane Lasme answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Panathinaikos. Jonas Maciulis had 9 points in the loss.

FC Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 15, Marcelinho Huertas 10, Nathan Jawai 9
Panathinaikos: Stephane Lasme 16, Jonas Maciulis 9



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PromotieDivisie Scores Round 26: Seeds are set for Playoffs - by Terry Cooper

The final round of play completed a great season in promotiedivisie basketball as some teams played to accomplish a goal, some for playoffs, and others to survive in the league. Usually you would see the same teams fighting for playoffs spots year after year however, this season a new generation of teams are taking over and making things known. The playoff race is complete as Orca's will be the number one seed while De Groen Uilen takes number two seed. Sjoerd van Vilsteren (199-F-84) and Binnenland, after a slow start fought strong to secure the number three seed edging the Cangaroes by one overall point as the Cangaroes will have the number four spot. The playoffs will begin Saturday April 27th as the Cangaroes will host Orca's and Binneland will host De Groene Uilen. May 4th Orca's will host Cangaroes while De Groene Uilen will host Binnenland. The combined overall scores of both games will determine who will be in the Championship game on May 11th at IISPA hal in Almelo. Sad to say that we must say goodbye and good luck in Eerste Divisie to UBALL and Almere as they were late arrivals in the division but gave it their all. Maybe they will get a pass and stay in for next season. Stay tuned...

UBALL 65-76 De Hoppers
BC APOLLO2 97-71 MSV/Zeemacht
Orca's 79-92 ZZ Leiden2
Red Giants 54-67 Almonte
Cangeroes 83-62 Almere
Punch 68-71 Binnenland
Groene Uilen 67-52 Rotterdam2



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  HUNGARY   

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Kapos.
  (201-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Swanston, Kapos.21.3 
 2. Austin, Kormend20.7 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.0 
 5. Wood, Albacomp19.7 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.3 
 8. Spica, Kaposvari19.3 
 9. Copeland, Bayamon18.8 
 10. Shaw, Fribourg18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zeljko ZAGORAC
  Falco-Sz.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Zagorac, Falco-Sz.10.7 
 2. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 5. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.4 
 6. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.8 
 8. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.7 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.7.7 
 10. Austin, Kormend7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.6 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.5 
 3. Rakic, Jaszberenyi6.2 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu5.9 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.5 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 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, Kaposvari2.8 
 3. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 5. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 6. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 7. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.0 
 8. Jones, Szedeak1.8 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.1.8 
 10. Ivosev, Falco-Sz.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 2. Barovic, Soproni0.9 
 3. Keller, Albacomp0.8 
 4. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 5. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.7 
 6. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 7. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Shaw, Fribourg0.7 
 9. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.0.6 
 10. Fey, Shinshu BW0.6 


A Division Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Albacomp - PVSK Pannon 86-71

Albacomp gained the first win in the best-of-three quarterfinal series versys PVSK Pannon. The game was mostly controlled by Albacomp. PVSK Pannon managed to win fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Albacomp had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) stepped up and scored 30 points for the winners and naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American forward Todd Hendley (206-84, college: NC-Wilmington) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds and guard Peter Kovacs (189-88) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: B.Wood 30+3reb+3ast, D.Hollis 14+6reb+5ast, A.Keller 9+8reb+2ast, R.Moore 8+2reb+4ast, J.Jones 7+6reb+1ast, Z.Supola 6+3reb+5ast
PVSK Pannon: T.Hendley 26+7reb, P.Kovacs 14+3reb+5ast, N.Toth 13+3reb+3ast, B.Loesing 12+3reb+2ast, K.Nagy 3+3reb, O.Biro 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 239569


Kaposvari - Jaszberenyi 78-72

Kaposvari prevailed against Jaszberenyi for the opening win in the series. Jaszberenyi was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Kaposvari, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) nailed 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals. Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Jaszberenyi in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: K.Swanston 29+6reb+2ast, C.Dunn 15+5reb+11ast, M.Spica 12+8reb+1ast, G.Drahos 9+4reb+2ast, G.David 6+2reb, R.Hendlein 4+5reb+1ast
Jaszberenyi: R.Dramicanin 25+7reb, M.Markovic 11+7reb+5ast, G.Soos 10+4reb+2ast, M.Rakic 8+6reb+5ast, S.Djikanovic 6+3reb, D.Mladenovic 5+1reb
gschID: 239572


Szolnok - Falco-Szova 95-68

Szolnoki had little problems against Falco-Szova in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Falco-Szova managed to win second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Szolnok dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Falco-Szova's 34. They outrebounded Falco-Szova 46-28 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Szolnok looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Falco-Szova helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Brandon Gay (203-82, college: San Diego, agency: Edge Sports) fired 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. International power forward Miklos Szabo (205-86, college: Hofstra, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five Szolnok players scored in double figures. Forward Tamas Harazin (204-85) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 8 points and 8 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: M.Szabo 17+5reb, A.Horvath 14+1reb+3ast, R.Bell 13+5reb+2ast, B.Gay 12+7reb+6ast, S.Sehovic 12+6reb+1ast, L.Markovic 7+2reb+3ast
Falco-Szova: T.Harazin 15+7reb, T.Ivosev 10+5reb+3ast, T.Will 8+3reb+3ast, L.Kalman 8+3reb+8ast, L.Simon 7+2ast, Z.Perl 4
gschID: 239570


Atomeromu - Kormend 86-92

Kormend surprised Atomeromu on the road to surge ahead in the series. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Kormend players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Andras Rujak (187-88, agency: TSS Management) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five Kormend players scored in double figures. International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with 30 points and American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Stanley International) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Atomeromu.
Top scorers:
Kormend: K.Austin 20+7reb+3ast, A.Farkas 17+6reb+1ast, C.Ferencz 16+3reb+6ast, G.Fodor 13+2reb+2ast, A.Rujak 13+5reb+8ast, B.Sonyak 9+2ast
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 30+3reb+3ast, L.Williams 18+9reb+3ast, J.Eilingsfeld 9+3reb+1ast, J.Levy 9+7reb+2ast, G.Koertelyesi 8+9reb+2ast, A.Toth 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 239571



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Standings

IBA-PBL Standings
Central Division
 1. Sauk Valley P. 14-2 
 2. Kankakee S. 9-4 
 3. Kenosha B. 8-6 
 4. Bloomington F. 6-4 
 5. Chicago R. 6-9 
 6. St.Louis T. 4-10 
 7. Springfield X. 2-10 
 8. Lake County S. 0-5 
Eastern Division
 1. Rochester R. 12-2 
 2. Gary Splash 11-6 
 3. Holland Dream 7-5 
 4. Indiana D. 6-3 
 5. Lansing C. 6-10 
 6. West Virginia M. 3-9 
 7. Lake Michigan 3-12 
 8. Albany L. 0-0 
 9. New Jersey G-F 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 26: Bloomington F. - Lake Michigan
Apr. 27: Gary Splash - Indiana D.
Apr. 27: West Virginia M. - Kankakee S.
Apr. 27: Kenosha B. - Lake County S.
Apr. 27: Bloomington F. - Sauk Valley P.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Devron BOSTICK
  Kenosha B.
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Bostick, Kenosha30.3 
 2. Edwards, Kankakee.28.3 
 3. Cobbs, Kenosha B.28.0 
 4. Bennett, Gary S.24.7 
 5. Thomas, Kenosha B.23.8 
 6. Sutton, Springfi.23.3 
 7. Bennett, Rocheste.22.5 
 8. Broughton, Chica.21.8 
 9. Walker, Chicago R.21.4 
 10. Tunnell, West V.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason WARREN
  Gary S.
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Warren, Gary S.11.0 
 2. Barkdoll, Rocheste.10.0 
 3. Haley, Rochester R.9.3 
 4. Williams, Lansing9.0 
 5. Bailey, West V.8.7 
 6. Caterina, West V.8.7 
 7. Reaves, Rocheste.8.0 
 8. Edwards, Kankakee.7.7 
 9. Cobbs, Kenosha B.7.5 
 10. Bostick, Kenosha7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony KYLE
  Kankakee S.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Kyle, Kankakee S.7.3 
 2. Bennett, Rocheste.6.5 
 3. Goldsberry, West V.5.3 
 4. Edwards, Kankakee.4.7 
 5. Bennett, Gary S.4.3 
 6. Anderson, Rochest.3.5 
 7. Miller, Lansing C.3.3 
 8. Cobbs, Kenosha B.2.8 
 9. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.7 
 10. Warren, Gary S.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.3.0 
 2. Bennett, Rocheste.2.3 
 3. Uqdah, Lake M.2.0 
 4. Benson, Lake M.2.0 
 5. Wright, Gary S.2.0 
 6. Goldsberry, West V.2.0 
 7. Smith, Rocheste.2.0 
 8. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.0 
 9. Bennett, Gary S.1.7 
 10. Edwards, Kankake.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James EVERSLEY
  West V.
  (200-F-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Eversley, West V.1.7 
 2. Barkdoll, Rocheste.1.5 
 3. Montgomery, Gary S.1.3 
 4. Williams, Lansing1.3 
 5. Giddings, Rocheste.1.3 
 6. Bailey, West V.1.3 
 7. Warren, Gary S.1.0 
 8. Thomas, Kenosha B.0.8 
 9. Helton, Rocheste.0.8 
 10. Cobbs, Kenosha B.0.8 



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Slam Welcomes Kitsap Admirals on Friday - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral.com The Bellingham Slam will be back in action on fiday as they welcome the Kitsap Admirals to town for their first IBL game. The Slam is coming off a split in a season opening home and home series with the VAncouver Volcanoes last weekend. The Sklam prevailed in their home opener in Bellibngham last friday thanks to a mid fourth quarter run that broke open a close game. In Vancouver on sunday, the Slam was the victim of a late run as the Volcanoes outscored Bellingham 12-4 after being tied with four minutes left to lose 94-86.


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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.24.3 
 6. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.6 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.21.6 
 8. Craion, Keflavik21.4 
 9. Frye, Stjarnan21.3 
 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, Kankakee.10.3 
 5. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.10.0 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.3 
 9. Frye, Stjarnan8.8 
 10. Mills, Stjarnan8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell8.9 
 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
 Dandre WILLIAMS
  IR
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, IR2.6 
 2. Richardson, KR2.5 
 3. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 4. Broussard, Grind.2.3 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.2.3 
 6. Viggosson, Tindast.1.9 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.1.9 
 8. Threatt, Snaefell1.9 
 9. Baptist, Kankakee.1.9 
 10. Fridriksson, Njar.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.3 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.2 
 3. Bradshaw, Dayton1.8 
 4. Van, Njardvik1.4 
 5. Baptist, Kankakee.1.3 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 7. Acox, KR1.2 
 8. Valentine, Tindast.1.1 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.1 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.0.9 


Dominos League Round 4 of Finals. Grindavik earn vital win - by Eurobasket News

Stjarnan - Grindavik 82-88

Grindavik grinded out a vital road win over Stjarnan to stay in the title race. The teams will meet again on Sunday to decide on the champion. Stjarnan trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 82-88 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Grindavik made 10 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Stjarnan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and the other American import point guard Sammy Zeglinski (182-88, college: Virginia) who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American guard Justin Shouse (180-81, college: Mercyhurst) responded with 26 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and American swingman Jarrid Frye (194-85, college: Sacred Heart) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Four Stjarnan players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Stjarnan: J.Shouse 26+4reb+7ast, J.Frye 17+8reb+3ast, J.Zdravevski 13+3reb, M.Valdimarsson 10+10reb+1ast, B.Mills 9+10reb, F.Helgason 5+3reb+2ast
Grindavik: A.Broussard 37+12reb+2ast, S.Zeglinski 15+4reb+6ast, J.Olafsson 13+3reb+2ast, T.Olafsson 8+3reb+3ast, S.Thorsteinsson 7+9reb+3ast, D.Ingi Bustion 6+13reb+2ast
gschID: 239634



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Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 30-1 
 2. Pelita Jaya 28-4 
 3. Satria Muda 24-7 
 4. CLS Knights 24-7 
 5. Garuda 22-9 
 6. Stadium Jak. 15-16 
 7. Hangtuah 15-16 
 8. Bimasakti 9-22 
 9. Satya Wacana 9-22 
 10. Pacific Caesar 7-24 
 11. Tonga BSC 2-29 
 12. NSH GMC Riau 2-30 

Regular Season: Round 51

Apr. 25: Pacific Caesar - NSH GMC Riau 75-59
Apr. 25: Pelita Jaya - Bimasakti 66-65
Apr. 25: Satria Muda - Tonga BSC 65-56
Apr. 25: Hangtuah - CLS Knights 53-84

Regular Season: Round 52

Apr. 26: Satya Wacana - Pelita Jaya
Apr. 26: Garuda - Dell Aspac
Apr. 26: Stadium Jak. - Pacific Caesar


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.16.4 
 2. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.4 
 3. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.1 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya14.0 
 5. Nagata, Pacific12.7 
 6. Prawiro, Dell Aspac12.5 
 7. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.4 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.12.3 
 9. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.1 
 10. Sabara, Pacific12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.9.9 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.1 
 3. Sabara, Pacific8.6 
 4. Nolland, Garuda8.5 
 5. Gunawan, Satria M.8.2 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.7.9 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.5 
 8. Sucipto, NSH G.7.4 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.6.8 
 10. Nasution, Satya6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.5.0 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.7 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.5 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.1 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti4.0 
 6. Gerungan, Dell A.3.6 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.2 
 8. Sucipto, Satya W.3.0 
 9. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.3.0 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.2 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.2 
 3. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.4 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.3 
 5. Michel, Satria Muda2.1 
 6. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.0 
 7. Sabara, Pacific2.0 
 8. Dewanto, Pelita J.2.0 
 9. Ramadhani, Dell As.1.9 
 10. Nolland, Garuda1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.5 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 3. Nugroho, Satya W.1.7 
 4. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 5. Teguh, Hangtuah1.6 
 6. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.4 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 8. Gunawan, Satria M.1.1 
 9. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 10. Gunawan, Satya W.1.0 


NBL Round 50: No surprise as #1 Dell Aspac defeats NSH GMC Riau - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds.

NBL top team - Dell Aspac (30-1) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked NSH GMC Riau (2-29) 82-56. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-56. Dell Aspac dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded NSH GMC Riau 47-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. Dell Aspac looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Center Max Yanto (215-83) responded with 18 points and 9 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. Dell Aspac have an impressive 20-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-1 record. NSH GMC Riau lost fifteenth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. Dell Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. NSH GMC Riau will play on the road against Pacific Caesar (#10) in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 50 Hangtuah lost to Garuda on the opponent's court 53-67. Satya Wacana managed to outperform Stadium Jak. in a home game 62-50.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 6 points and 11 rebounds by Eko Wiratama Nasution of Satya Wacana.


Group Surabaya
Garuda - Hangtuah 67-53

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Hangtuah's (15-15) road loss to fifth ranked Garuda (22-9) 53-67 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Garuda. Hangtuah managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Fadlan Minallah (185-82) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Guard Agustinus Sigar (180-79) responded with 12 points and guard Mei Joni (188-89) scored 7 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Garuda maintains fifth position with 22-9 record. Hangtuah at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. Garuda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hangtuah will play at home against CLS Knights (#4) in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hangtuah: A.Sigar 12+2reb+1ast, I.Teguh Teguh 7+5reb, M.Joni 7+4reb+3ast, A.Junaidi 7+4reb, A.Prasetyo 5+4reb+1ast, T.Wilopo 5+4reb+1ast
Garuda: H.Ramli 15+1reb+2ast, W.Wijaya 14+7reb+6ast, F.Minallah 13+8reb+2ast, D.Pratama 9+4reb+1ast, J.Elyaday 5+3reb+1ast, C.Pranatyo 3+4reb
gschID: 238725


Satya Wacana - Stadium Jak. 62-50

There was a small surprise in Salatiga where ninth ranked Satya Wacana (9-22) defeated 7th ranked Stadium Jakarta (15-16) 62-50 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Satya Wacana. Stadium Jakarta managed to win fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Stadium Jakarta to just 7 points in second quarter. Satya Wacana held Stadium Jakarta to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 35.4 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Stadium Jakarta 53-40 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) scored 16 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Eko Wiratama Nasution (195-90) chipped in 6 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Indra Budianto (181-83) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Yan Pattikawa (193-82) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satya Wacana maintains ninth position with 9-22 record. Stadium Jakarta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Stadium Jak.: R.Ruslan 13+5reb, I.Budianto 11+8reb+1ast, Y.Pattikawa 8+10reb+1ast, D.Iskandar 6+1reb, M.Wicaksono 6+6reb+1ast, D.Leonardo 3+5reb+1ast
Satya Wacana: R.Pamungkas 16+4reb+2ast, Y.Sua 13+3reb+1ast, F.Nugroho 6+6reb+2ast, B.Sucipto 6+5reb+2ast, E.Wiratama Nasution 6+11reb+3ast, Y.France Giay 5+8reb
gschID: 238724


NSH GMC Riau - Dell Aspac 56-82

NBL top team - Dell Aspac (30-1) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked NSH GMC Riau (2-29) 82-56. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-56. Dell Aspac dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded NSH GMC Riau 47-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. Dell Aspac looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Center Max Yanto (215-83) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dell Aspac have an impressive 20-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-1 record. NSH GMC Riau lost fifteenth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. Dell Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. NSH GMC Riau will play on the road against Pacific Caesar (#10) in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC Riau: M.Yanto 18+9reb+2ast, J.Sucipto 10+5reb+2ast, Y.Efendi 8+5reb, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 4+2reb+2ast, A.Prakoso 4+6reb+1ast, A.Amier 4+1reb
Dell Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 22+3reb+1ast, P.Regowo 14+9reb+4ast, X.Prawiro 8+2reb+2ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 7+1reb+2ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 7+7reb, R.Effendi 6+5reb
gschID: 238723



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  IRAQ   

Standings - D1

D1 Standings
 1. Al Karkh 13-3 
 2. Al Kahraba 13-3 
 3. Duhok 11-5 
 4. Zakho 9-7 
 5. Al Shurtah 9-7 
 6. Nift Al-Janoub 6-10 
 7. Al-Tadamoun 6-10 
 8. Al Hilla 4-12 
 9. Al-Mofiqia 1-15 

Finals: Round 1

Apr. 28: Al Karkh - Al Kahraba



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

Winner Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Maccabi T-A 21-3 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 16-9 
 3. Maccabi Haifa 15-10 
 4. Netanya 14-11 
 5. Hapoel J-M 12-12 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 11-14 
Places 7-12
 1. Galil Gilboa 12-12 
 2. Hapoel T-A 12-13 
 3. Hapoel Holon 11-14 
 4. Maccabi Ashdod 10-15 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 8-16 
 6. Elizur Ashkelon 6-19 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Places 1-6

Apr. 25: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Haifa 76-72
Apr. 24: Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Eilat 71-78
Apr. 25: Maccabi Rishon - Netanya 61-83

Places 7-12

Apr. 25: Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi Ashdod 92-89
Apr. 24: Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel Holon 83-92
Apr. 25: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel T-A 82-79

Second Stage: Round 4

Places 1-6

Apr. 28: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi T-A
Apr. 28: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi Rishon
Apr. 28: Netanya - Hapoel J-M

Places 7-12

Apr. 28: Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon
Apr. 28: Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa
Apr. 28: Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.2 
 2. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.5 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.4 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.4 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Collins, Maccabi17.3 
 7. Killingswort., Net.17.1 
 8. Wright, Maccabi16.5 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.3 
 10. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.1 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.9.8 
 3. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.8 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.7 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.3 
 6. Wright, Maccabi9.3 
 7. Uter, Maccabi9.1 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.4 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.1 
 4. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.0 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
 6. Collins, Maccabi4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.4 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.3 
 9. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Pullen, Oknoplas.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 4. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.2 
 5. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.1 
 6. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 10. Yavzuri, Galil Gi.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A3.0 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.7 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.6 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.5 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi1.4 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Caracter, Bnei H.1.2 
 8. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 9. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 10. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.2 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.4 
 2. Alexander, Macc.B.22.5 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.21.0 
 4. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 5. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.7 
 6. Govens, Ironi K-A19.9 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 8. Laing, Elitzur Yav.19.4 
 9. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.3 
 10. El Amin, Ma.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.13.2 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.12.7 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.11.9 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.5 
 5. Daniel, Maccabi10.4 
 6. Alexander, Macc.B.10.1 
 7. McGhee, Elitzur9.8 
 8. Clemente, Ironi N.9.6 
 9. Pitshon, Ironi N.9.6 
 10. Constantine, Hapo.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.8 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.9 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.2 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.5.1 
 5. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.7 
 6. Dunne, Ironi N.4.5 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.4.4 
 8. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.3 
 9. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.3 
 10. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bilal BENN
  Ironi N.
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benn, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Alexander, Maccabi2.6 
 3. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.5 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 5. Miller, Ironi N.2.4 
 6. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.4 
 7. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 8. Laing, Elitzur Yav.2.0 
 9. Gordon, Hapoel K.1.9 
 10. Kent, Ironi R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.2.9 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.2 
 3. Daniel, Maccabi1.7 
 4. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 7. Labanowski, Macca.1.1 
 8. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 9. Blayzer, Hapoel Af.1.0 
 10. Alexander, Macc.B.1.0 


Avner Kopel resigned from his job as the president of IBA - by Idan Seggev

Avner Kopel resigned yesterday from his job as the president of the Israel Basketball Association due to several difference of opinions with other members at the IBA. Kopel yet didn't explain his decision, but it appears to be final and in the next few weeks will be appointed a replacement for the job.In the meantime, Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv chairman, Mr. Shimon Mizrahi, will occupy the position, but he doesn't have an intention to stay as a president, even though most of the IBA members will support him. Kopel was for many years the chairman of the league management and left his job last year in order to be the new president of the IBA, but after only one year in the job, he decided to leave. One of the candidates to take Kopel's position is former coach Zvi Sherf (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ).


Winner League Round 3 (Second Stage) results and stats - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in Winner League. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 3 in Winner League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Rosh Pina where host Galil Gilboa (12-12) edged league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv (12-13) 82-79 on Thursday evening. It was a key game for the top position in League. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Galil Gilboa outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 41-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 27 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) who recorded 18 points and 4 assists. Galil Gilboa keeps a position of League leader. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the second place with 13 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Galil Gilboa. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play next round against Ironi Ashkelon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Galil Gilboa will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Hapoel Holon on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Ashkelon. Sixth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (6-19) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed Maccabi Ashdod (10-15) 92-89 on Thursday evening. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for swingman Jarvis Hayes (201-81, college: Georgia) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Marque Perry contributed with 22 points and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for Maccabi Ashdod. Ironi Ashkelon maintains sixth place in League with 6-19 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tel-Aviv. First ranked Maccabi T-A faced 3rd placed Maccabi Haifa. Host Maccabi T-A (21-3) defeated guests from Haifa (15-10) 76-72. It was a great evening for Devin Smith who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Pat Calathes with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place in League with 21-3 record. Loser Maccabi Haifa keeps the third position with ten games lost. Maccabi T-A will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi Haifa will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hope to secure a win.
The game in Rishon Le-Zion supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked GreenTops Netanya (14-11) played at the court of 6th ranked Maccabi Rishon (11-14). GreenTops Netanya smashed Maccabi Rishon 83-61. It was an exceptional evening for Deron Washington who led the winners and scored 14 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. GreenTops Netanya maintains fourth place in League with 14-11 record. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. GreenTops Netanya's next round opponent will be Hapoel Jerusalem (#5) at home. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Haifa.
The game in Jerusalem was also quite interesting. Second ranked Hapoel Eilat (16-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (12-12). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71 on Wednesday. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Scotty Hopson who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat maintains second place in League with 16-9 record having just -5 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Loser Hapoel Jerusalem keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Hapoel Eilat will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Jerusalem will play on the road against GreenTops Netanya (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 3 In League Hapoel Holon defeated Bnei Hasharon in a road game 92-83.
The best stats of 3rd round was 24 points and 21 rebounds by Frank Hassell of Hapoel Holon.


Group Places 1-6
Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Haifa 76-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tel-Aviv. First ranked Maccabi T-A faced 3rd placed Maccabi Haifa. Host Maccabi T-A (21-3) defeated guests from Haifa (15-10) 76-72. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-72. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi T-A made 13 blocks. It was a great evening for American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds. American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) helped adding 15 points. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place in League with 21-3 record. Loser Maccabi Haifa keeps the third position with ten games lost. Maccabi T-A will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi Haifa will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 25+10reb+3ast, D.Smith 18+8reb+2ast, P.Stoll 9+5reb+5ast, I.Kozikaro 7+5reb+2ast, G.Mekel 7+1reb+3ast, C.Colman 3+1ast
Maccabi T-A: D.Logan 15+2reb+3ast, S.James 14+5reb, G.Pnini 12+4reb+2ast, D.Smith 11+14reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 9+7ast, L.Eliyahu 6+5reb
gschID: 239181


Maccabi Rishon - Netanya 61-83

The game in Rishon Le-Zion supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked GreenTops Netanya (14-11) played at the court of 6th ranked Maccabi Rishon (11-14). GreenTops Netanya smashed Maccabi Rishon 83-61. The game was mostly controlled by GreenTops Netanya. Maccabi Rishon was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Rishon to just 4 points in second quarter. GreenTops Netanya made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Maccabi Rishon turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) accounted for 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Five GreenTops Netanya players scored in double figures. Daniel Aidan (204-89) came up with 17 points and Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Maccabi Rishon in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. GreenTops Netanya maintains fourth place in League with 14-11 record. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. GreenTops Netanya's next round opponent will be Hapoel Jerusalem (#5) at home. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Haifa.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: D.Aidan 17+4reb, A.Ben David 10+4ast, A.Uter 9+5reb+2ast, J.Wright 8+7reb, N.Hanochi 6+1reb+5ast, W.Warren 5+3reb+2ast
Netanya: Y.Orland 16+3reb, D.Washington 14+7reb+3ast, R.Bradley 10+1reb+4ast, M.Killingsworth 10+8reb+2ast, R.Morgan 10+2reb+4ast, E.Shulman 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 239177


Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Eilat 71-78

The game in Jerusalem was also quite interesting. Second ranked Hapoel Eilat (16-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (12-12). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71 on Wednesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-12. But Hapoel Jerusalem won second period 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Josh Duncan (203-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Hapoel Jerusalem players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat maintains second place in League with 16-9 record having just -5 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Loser Hapoel Jerusalem keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Hapoel Eilat will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Jerusalem will play on the road against GreenTops Netanya (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: C.Smith 16+3reb, J.Duncan 15+10reb+1ast, C.Fells 12+5reb+3ast, R.Limonad 10+4reb+3ast, E.Kadir 9+5reb+5ast, M.Tapiro 5+3reb+1ast
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 26+6reb+2ast, A.Nissim 20+1ast, E.Holman 16+9reb+1ast, E.Skverer 8+1reb, J.Tillman 6+7reb, T.Younger 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 239179


Group Places 7-12
Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi Ashdod 92-89

Important game to mention about took place in Ashkelon. Sixth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (6-19) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed Maccabi Ashdod (10-15) 92-89 on Thursday evening. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for swingman Jarvis Hayes (201-81, college: Georgia) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Marque Perry (185-81, college: St.Louis, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 22 points and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Four Ironi Ashkelon and five Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon maintains sixth place in League with 6-19 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: M.Collins 19+6reb+10ast, A.Freeman 18+1reb+3ast, D.Simpson 17+10reb+1ast, J.Skeen 15+3reb, D.Hagag 13+6reb+5ast, G.Karni 5+3reb
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Hayes 26+7reb, M.Perry 22+4reb+6ast, J.Mills 20+5reb+4ast, M.Dove 15+13reb, G.Porat 7+3reb+5ast, O.Shaashoua 2+2reb+5ast
gschID: 239176


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel T-A 82-79

Round 3 in Winner League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Rosh Pina where host Galil Gilboa (12-12) edged league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv (12-13) 82-79 on Thursday evening. It was a key game for the top position in League. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Galil Gilboa outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 41-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 27 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) who recorded 18 points and 4 assists and naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Five Hapoel Tel-Aviv players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa keeps a position of League leader. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the second place with 13 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Galil Gilboa. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play next round against Ironi Ashkelon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Galil Gilboa will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Hapoel Holon on the road.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: D.Stitt 18+4reb+4ast, J.Skjoldebrand 12+5reb+2ast, C.Kelly 12+1reb+2ast, A.Goods 11+2reb+1ast, B.Randle 11+6reb, M.Naor 10+3reb+2ast
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 27+4reb+5ast, A.Simhon 13+3reb, R.Sanders 9+5reb+3ast, S.Taggart 9+7reb+2ast, M.Watt 8+10reb+2ast, D.Yavzuri 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 239180


Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel Holon 83-92

There was no surprise in Hod Hasharon where 5th ranked Bnei Hasharon (8-16) was defeated by third ranked Hapoel Holon (11-14) 92-83 on Wednesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-23. But Bnei Hasharon won second period 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Holon looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 21 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 33 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 27 points and guard Niv Berkowitz (190-86, college: Marquette, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 14 points and 9 assists respectively. Five Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon maintains third place in League with 11-14 record behind leader Galil Gilboa. Loser Bnei Hasharon keeps the fifth position with 16 games lost. Hapoel Holon will face league's leader Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bnei Hasharon will play on the road against Maccabi Ashdod (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 27+2reb+1ast, N.Berkowitz 14+4reb+9ast, B.Rice 14+2reb+1ast, D.Caracter 11+6reb+2ast, I.Rosefelt 10+8reb+1ast, J.Jones 7+7reb
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 33+1reb+2ast, F.Hassell 24+21reb+3ast, L.Hill 21+11reb+2ast, D.Waters 9+5reb+10ast, S.Harush 5+2reb+4ast, N.Sharon 0
gschID: 239178



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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.2 
 2. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.0 
 3. Diener, Banco d.17.8 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi17.3 
 5. Datome, Acea V.17.1 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.9 
 7. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 8. Harris, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Dunston, Cimberio.15.3 
 10. Ere, Cimberio VA15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaloyan IVANOV
  Sidigas AV
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Ivanov, Sidigas AV10.4 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.9.2 
 3. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 4. Brunner, Trenkwal.8.0 
 5. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.0 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.7 
 7. Jelovac, JuveCase.7.5 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.4 
 9. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.2 
 10. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.5 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.8 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.3 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.7 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.4 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.1 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.4.0 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.9 
 9. Tabu, Cantu3.8 
 10. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.6 
 2. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.1 
 5. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 6. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 7. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 8. Barbour, Pesaro1.9 
 9. Dean, Sidigas AV1.8 
 10. Goss, Acea V.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.8 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 4. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 5. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 6. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 7. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 8. Cusin, Cantu1.2 
 9. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Sigma Barcel. 19-8 
 2. Giorgo Tesi PT 18-8 
 3. Novipiu Casale 18-9 
 4. C.de Latte BRE 16-10 
 5. LeGamberi FO 15-11 
 6. Tezenis VE 14-13 
 7. Pall.Trento 13-13 
 8. Biancoblu BO 13-13 
 9. Givova Scafati 13-14 
 10. Upea CdO 11-15 
 11. FCM Ferentino 10-16 
 12. AcegasAps TR 10-16 
 13. Fileni BPA Jesi 10-16 
 14. Prima Veroli 9-17 
 15. Aget Service IM 9-18 

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 25: Biancoblu BO - LeGamberi FO 97-101 OT
Apr. 25: Upea CdO - Sigma Barcel. 93-84
Apr. 25: AcegasAps TR - Tezenis VE 85-76
Apr. 25: Givova Scafati - FCM Ferentino 80-65
Apr. 25: C.de Latte BRE - Giorgo Tesi PT 79-69
Apr. 25: Fileni BPA Jesi - Pall.Trento 77-78
Apr. 25: Novipiu Casale - Aget Service IM 65-58

Regular Season: Round 29

Apr. 28: AcegasAps TR - Novipiu Casale
Apr. 28: Sigma Barcel. - C.de Latte BRE
Apr. 28: Tezenis VE - Prima Veroli
Apr. 28: FCM Ferentino - Fileni BPA Jesi
Apr. 28: Aget Service IM - Biancoblu BO
Apr. 28: Pall.Trento - LeGamberi FO
Apr. 28: Giorgo Tesi PT - Upea CdO


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  Novipiu Casale
  (177-PG-90)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ware, Novipiu Casa.21.2 
 2. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.1 
 3. Young, Upea CdO19.1 
 4. Green, Novipiu Cas.19.0 
 5. Marigney, Prima V.18.9 
 6. Jenkins, C.de L.18.2 
 7. Mays, Givova S.18.2 
 8. Roderick, LeGamber.18.0 
 9. Walker, Prima Vero.17.9 
 10. Hicks, Giorgo T.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.7 
 2. Ekperigin, FCM F.10.0 
 3. Todic, Khimik9.9 
 4. Maggioli, Fileni B.9.2 
 5. Butkevicius, Novip.9.1 
 6. George, Upea CdO9.0 
 7. Mosley, Biancobl.8.9 
 8. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.5 
 9. Toppo, Giorgo T.7.9 
 10. Gandini, AcegasAp.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Casper WARE
  Novipiu Casale
  (177-PG-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ware, Novipiu Casa.5.0 
 2. Fernandez, C.de L.4.9 
 3. Pecile, Biancobl.4.8 
 4. Green, Sigma B.4.8 
 5. Roderick, LeGamber.4.4 
 6. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 7. Gay, Aget S.4.3 
 8. Walker, Prima Vero.3.6 
 9. Marigney, Prima V.3.3 
 10. Guarino, FCM F.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Donato CUTOLO
  Biancobl.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Cutolo, Biancobl.2.8 
 2. Mays, Givova S.2.5 
 3. George, Upea CdO2.3 
 4. James, FCM F.2.3 
 5. Guarino, FCM F.2.2 
 6. Forray, Pall.Trento2.1 
 7. Westbrook, Tezen.2.1 
 8. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.1 
 9. Ware, Novipiu Casa.2.0 
 10. Battle, Upea CdO2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.8 
 2. Mosley, Biancobl.1.8 
 3. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.3 
 4. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.3 
 5. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 6. James, FCM F.1.1 
 7. Roderick, LeGamber.1.0 
 8. Butkevicius, Novip.0.9 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.9 
 10. Brkic, C.de L.0.9 


Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 23-8 
 2. Matera 21-11 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 18-14 
 4. Castelletto 18-14 
 5. Omegna 18-14 
 6. Agrigento 18-15 
 7. Treviglio 17-14 
 8. Lucca 17-14 
 9. Firenze 17-15 
 10. Reggio Calabr. 16-16 
 11. Bari 16-16 
 12. Recanati 15-17 
 13. Mirandola 15-18 
 14. Ferrara 14-18 
 15. Chieti 13-19 
 16. Latina Basket 12-20 
 17. San Severo 10-22 
 18. Perugia 8-23 
Folded
 1. Bologna 6-4 

Regular Season: Round 35

Apr. 25: Firenze - San Severo 94-72
Apr. 25: Recanati - Casalpusterlengo 86-76
Apr. 25: Latina Basket - Reggio Calabr. 83-91
Apr. 25: Lucca - Mirandola 79-80
Apr. 25: Ferrara - Torino 76-68
Apr. 25: Castelletto - Omegna 67-70
Apr. 25: Treviglio - Agrigento 65-60
Apr. 25: Matera - Perugia 62-58
Apr. 25: Chieti - Bari 57-71

Regular Season: Round 36

Apr. 27: Omegna - Recanati
Apr. 28: Torino - Matera
Apr. 28: Perugia - Latina Basket
Apr. 28: Bologna - Ferrara
Apr. 28: Reggio Calabr. - Treviglio
Apr. 28: Casalpusterlengo - Chieti
Apr. 28: Mirandola - Castelletto
Apr. 28: Bari - Firenze
Apr. 28: Agrigento - Lucca


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.8 
 2. Carrizo, Latina B.19.4 
 3. Parente, Lucca17.2 
 4. Casadei, Firenze16.4 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.8 
 6. Benfatto, Ferrara15.7 
 7. Bolzonella, Castel.15.1 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.15.1 
 9. Ruggiero, Bari15.0 
 10. Prandin, Casalp.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Rossi, Chieti10.8 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.2 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.9.3 
 4. Pazzi, Castelletto8.6 
 5. Benfatto, Ferrara8.4 
 6. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.3 
 7. Ricci, Casalpus.8.2 
 8. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.2 
 9. Raminelli, Trevigl.8.1 
 10. Mancin, Mirandola7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Losi, Mirandola5.5 
 2. Piazza, Reggio C.5.5 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.7 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.5 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.6 
 6. Carrizo, Latina B.3.6 
 7. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.5 
 8. Rajola, Chieti3.2 
 9. Cantone, Matera3.2 
 10. Raschi, Chieti3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.3 
 3. Cortesi, Ferrara2.9 
 4. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 5. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.7 
 7. Vico, Matera2.7 
 8. Maggio, San Severo2.5 
 9. Casadei, Firenze2.5 
 10. Sanna, Firenze2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Raminelli, Trevigl.1.2 
 3. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 4. Rossi, Chieti0.9 
 5. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 6. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 7. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 8. Metreveli, Omegna0.7 
 9. Tagliabue, Recanati0.7 
 10. Piunti, Mirandola0.7 


Nazionale A Round 35: Naturhouse Ferrara defeats leader Torino - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Torino (23-8) on the court of fourteenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Naturhouse Ferrara 76-68. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Naturhouse Ferrara forced 21 Torino turnovers. 35 personal fouls committed by Torino helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Michele Ferri (191-85) contributed with 19 points for the winners. point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for Torino. Torino's coach Stefano Pillastrini rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Naturhouse Ferrara maintains fourteenth place with 14-18 record. Torino lost fourth consecutive game. They still keep top position with eight games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bologna (#19) in Ozzano Emilia in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Torino will play at home against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Castelletto. Seventh ranked Omegna (18-14) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Castelletto (18-14) 70-67 in the fight for the third place. It was a great evening for naturalized Georgian Nika Metreveli (211-91, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Mohamed Toure helped adding 16 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Omegna have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Casalpusterlengo and Castelletto. Omegna will play against Recanati (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Castelletto will play against Mirandola (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game was also surprising road defeat of 5th ranked Agrigento in a game versus Treviglio (#8) 65-60. It was an exceptional evening for Davide Reati who led the winners and scored 18 points and 4 steals. Albano Chiarastella came up with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Agrigento in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Treviglio (17-14) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Lucca. Newly promoted Agrigento dropped to the sixth position with 15 games lost. Treviglio will meet Reggio Calabr. (#10) in the next round. Agrigento will play against Lucca (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Lucca. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Lucca (17-14) to thirteenth ranked Mirandola (15-18) 80-79 on Thursday evening. The best player for the winners was Jordan Losi who scored 25 points and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Mirandola. Newly promoted Mirandola maintains thirteenth place with 15-18 record. Lucca at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Mirandola's next round opponent will be higher ranked Castelletto (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Casalpusterlengo (18-14) and Recanati (15-17), which took place in Recanati. 4th placed Casalpusterlengo lost to twelfth ranked Recanati in a road game 76-86 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Casalpusterlengo. Matteo Pierangeli orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The victory was the third consecutive win for Recanati. They maintain twelfth place with 15-17 record. Loser Casalpusterlengo dropped to the third position with 14 games lost. Recanati will face higher ranked Omegna (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Casalpusterlengo will play against Chieti.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 35: San Severo was smashed by Firenze on the road 94-72. Matera won against Perugia on its own court 62-58. Reggio Calabr. managed to outperform Latina Basket in Reggio Calabria 91-83. Chieti recorded a loss to Bari at home 57-71.
The most impressive performance of 35th round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Alberto Chiumenti of Casalpusterlengo.


Firenze - San Severo 94-72

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Firenze (17-15) crushed at home 17th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (10-22) 94-72 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Firenze. Mazzeo San Severo was better in second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Firenze dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Mazzeo San Severo's 34. They outrebounded Mazzeo San Severo 38-21 including 25 on the defensive glass. Firenze looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Mazzeo San Severo's players. Center Andrea Capitanelli (203-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Firenze's coach Riccardo Paolini felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Gionata Zampolli (189-85) answered with 20 points and swingman Ivan Scarponi (196-86) added 15 points in the effort for Mazzeo San Severo. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Firenze. They maintain ninth place with 17-15 record. Mazzeo San Severo lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventeenth position with 22 games lost. Firenze will face Bari (#11) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 19+4reb+1ast, S.Spizzichini 18+6reb+2ast, A.Capitanelli 12+8reb+7ast, D.Casadei 11+5reb+3ast, A.Giampaoli 11+5reb+2ast, M.Sanna 11+6reb+1ast
San Severo: G.Zampolli 20+3reb+2ast, I.Scarponi 15+3reb+3ast, O.Gueye 13+4reb+1ast, G.Sirakov 11+2ast, L.De Paoli 11+7reb+1ast, F.Mirando 2+1ast
gschID: 191942


Matera - Perugia 62-58

Very expected game when 18th ranked Perugia (8-23) lost on the road to second ranked Matera (21-11) 62-58 on Thursday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perugia won third quarter 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Matera made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Perugia was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) contributed with 15 points for the winners. point guard Giacomo Chiatti (183-86) answered with 7 points and 9 rebounds and forward Simone Bonamente (203-79) added 11 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Perugia. Perugia's coach Andrea Fabrizi tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Matera maintains second place with 21-11 record having just one points less than leader Torino. Perugia lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 23 games lost. Matera will face league's leader Torino on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Perugia will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Matera: C.Sebastian Vico 15+4reb+2ast, A.Iannuzzi 13+8reb+2ast, M.Rezzano 12+7reb, A.Vitale 9+4reb, M.Samoggia 5+3reb+1ast, C.Cantone 4+4reb+2ast
Perugia: C.Cutolo 11+3reb, S.Bonamente 11+4reb+1ast, N.Mei 10+2reb+3ast, P.Chiarello 8+6reb+1ast, G.Chiatti 7+9reb+1ast, M.Bei 5+2reb
gschID: 191951


Latina Basket - Reggio Calabr. 83-91

Very predictable result when tenth ranked Reggio Calabr. (16-16) won against on the road 16th ranked Latina Basket (12-20) 91-83 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 27-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Reggio Calabr. made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Latina Basket turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Reggio Calabr. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. Latina Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. Swingman Giovanni Rugolo (196-81) contributed with 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Reggio Calabr.'s coach Francesco Ponticiello used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Marco Arrigoni (198-91) answered with 13 points and point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (188-91) added 12 points in the effort for Latina Basket. Four Latina Basket players scored in double figures. Reggio Calabr. maintains tenth place with 16-16 record, which they share with Bari. Loser Latina Basket keeps the sixteenth position with 20 games lost. Reggio Calabr. will face higher ranked Treviglio (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Latina Basket will play against Perugia (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Reggio Calabr.: A.Piazza 17+1reb+7ast, G.Rugolo 15+3reb+3ast, M.Caprari 14+2reb+1ast, N.Sabbatino 13, F.Quaglia 9+4reb+1ast, A.Fabi 9+2reb+1ast
Latina Basket: A.Cecchetti 14, T.Plateo 13+1reb+1ast, M.Arrigoni 13+3reb+2ast, R.Tavernelli 12+3reb+3ast, T.Milani 11+4reb+2ast, R.Santolamazza 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 191950


Chieti - Bari 57-71

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Chieti (13-19) lost at home to eleventh ranked Bari (16-16) 71-57 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-57. Point guard Simone Bonfiglio (181-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). point guard Tommaso Laquintana (187-95) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Bari players scored in double figures. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Serbian forward Marko Micevic (198-89) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Chieti. Bari moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Reggio Calabr. Chieti lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. Bari will face higher ranked Firenze (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chieti will play against Casalpusterlengo (#3).
Top scorers:
Bari: S.Bonfiglio 19+1reb+1ast, T.Laquintana 16+4reb, D.Bonessio 13+4reb+1ast, L.Bisconti 12+4reb+3ast, A.Ruggiero 8+4reb+4ast, M.Cardillo 3+4reb
Chieti: M.Micevic 14+7reb, E.Rossi 14+10reb, F.Gialloreto 9+1reb+2ast, A.Raschi 8+3reb+4ast, S.Rajola 4+5reb+5ast, G.Severini 3+4reb
gschID: 191949


Recanati - Casalpusterlengo 86-76

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Casalpusterlengo (18-14) and Recanati (15-17), which took place in Recanati. 4th placed Casalpusterlengo lost to twelfth ranked Recanati in a road game 76-86 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Casalpusterlengo. Recanati made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Matteo Pierangeli (201-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) and forward Gianpaolo Ricci (200-91) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Casalpusterlengo. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Recanati. They maintain twelfth place with 15-17 record. Loser Casalpusterlengo dropped to the third position with 14 games lost. Recanati will face higher ranked Omegna (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Casalpusterlengo will play against Chieti.
Top scorers:
Recanati: M.Gnaccarini 18+3reb+1ast, M.Pierangeli 18+4reb+2ast, M.Maganza 15+5reb+1ast, A.Pierini 13+5reb+5ast, R.Castelli 8+7reb+4ast, G.Tessitore 7+3reb+1ast
Casalpusterlengo: A.Chiumenti 22+7reb+4ast, R.Prandin 13+4reb, G.Ricci 13+8reb+1ast, T.Marino 12+6reb+4ast, F.Bellina 6, S.Fiorito 6+2reb
gschID: 191948


Castelletto - Omegna 67-70

Important game to mention about took place in Castelletto. Seventh ranked Omegna (18-14) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Castelletto (18-14) 70-67 in the fight for the third place. Castelletto cut a 18-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Omegna made 22-of-23 charity shots (95.7 percent) during the game. Omegna had a 35-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for naturalized Georgian Nika Metreveli (211-91, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Naturalized Ivorian guard Mohamed Toure (190-92, agency: Players Group) helped adding 16 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Four Omegna and five Castelletto players scored in double figures. Omegna have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Casalpusterlengo and Castelletto. Omegna will play against Recanati (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Castelletto will play against Mirandola (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Omegna: N.Metreveli 24+9reb+1ast, M.Toure 16+6reb, C.Villani 12+6reb+3ast, M.Farioli 12+9reb, P.Picazio 2+1reb+5ast, A.Saccaggi 2+3reb+1ast
Castelletto: M.Pazzi 13+10reb+1ast, M.Ceron 12+4reb+2ast, A.Simoncelli 11+1reb+3ast, A.Ranuzzi 11+3reb+2ast, F.Ihedioha 11+11reb, F.Prelazzi 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 191947


Lucca - Mirandola 79-80

A very interesting game took place in Lucca. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Lucca (17-14) to thirteenth ranked Mirandola (15-18) 80-79 on Thursday evening. The best player for the winners was point guard Jordan Losi (182-80) who scored 25 points and 4 assists. Forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Davide Parente (188-83) produced 35 points (!!!) and the former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-78) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The victory was the third consecutive win for Mirandola. Newly promoted Mirandola maintains thirteenth place with 15-18 record. Lucca at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Mirandola's next round opponent will be higher ranked Castelletto (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Mirandola: J.Losi 25+3reb+4ast, M.Venturelli 22+4reb, L.Pignatti 18+9reb, M.Fantinelli 7+8reb+3ast, G.Sgobba 4+2reb, G.Piunti 2
Lucca: D.Parente 35+3reb, D.Banti 11+7reb, W.Santarossa 11+8reb, A.Barsanti 9+5reb+1ast, R.Casagrande 9+5reb+2ast, R.Bottioni 3+2reb
gschID: 191946


Ferrara - Torino 76-68

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Torino (23-8) on the court of fourteenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Naturhouse Ferrara 76-68. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Naturhouse Ferrara forced 21 Torino turnovers. 35 personal fouls committed by Torino helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Michele Ferri (191-85) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Naturhouse Ferrara players scored in double figures. point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and power forward Filippo Baldi Rossi (207-91) added 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Torino. Torino's coach Stefano Pillastrini rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Naturhouse Ferrara maintains fourteenth place with 14-18 record. Torino lost fourth consecutive game. They still keep top position with eight games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bologna (#19) in Ozzano Emilia in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Torino will play at home against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Ferrara: M.Ferri 19+3reb+3ast, M.Benfatto 16+9reb+1ast, A.Campiello 15+5reb, G.Gazzotti 13+3reb, V.Circosta 9+3reb+4ast, G.Spizzichini 2+6reb+1ast
Torino: L.Gergati 22+6reb+2ast, F.Baldi Rossi 13+10reb+3ast, C.Tommasini 10+3reb, J.Wojciechowski 9+8reb+1ast, M.Evangelisti 6+3reb, F.Conti 6+2reb
gschID: 191945


Treviglio - Agrigento 65-60

An interesting game was also surprising road defeat of 5th ranked Agrigento in a game versus Treviglio (#8) 65-60. Agrigento was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 23-16 charge of Treviglio, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 22 Agrigento turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 4 steals. Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89) accounted for 13 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Naturalized Argentinian forward Albano Chiarastella (196-85) came up with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Roberto Chiacig (210-74) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Agrigento in the defeat. Four Treviglio and five Agrigento players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Treviglio (17-14) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Lucca. Newly promoted Agrigento dropped to the sixth position with 15 games lost. Treviglio will meet Reggio Calabr. (#10) in the next round. Agrigento will play against Lucca (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: D.Reati 18+2reb+1ast, R.Pederzini 13+2reb+4ast, N.Cazzolato 10+3reb+1ast, S.Ferrarese 10+3reb+2ast, L.Molinaro 8+2reb, G.Maspero 4+1reb
Agrigento: V.Di Viccaro 13+1reb+1ast, A.Chiarastella 12+5reb+4ast, R.Chiacig 12+7reb+2ast, F.Mian 10+4reb+1ast, D.Demartini 10+3reb, X.Brown 3+2reb
gschID: 191944



Lega2 Round 28: Upea CdO defeats leader Sigma Barcellona - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Lega 2. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Sigma Barcellona (19-8) in Capo d'Orlando on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by tenth ranked Upea CdO (11-15) 93-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sigma Barcellona. Sigma Barcellona trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 16 after three quarters before a 26-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 84-93 at the end of the game. Upea CdO dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Sigma Barcellona's 42. They outrebounded Sigma Barcellona 39-23 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Alex Young (198-89, college: IUPUI) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 7 rebounds. Finnish Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso) contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American-Congolese point guard Dwight Hardy (188-87, college: St.John's) replied with 21 points for Sigma Barcellona. Newly promoted Upea CdO maintains tenth position with 11-15 record. Sigma Barcellona at the other side still keeps top place with eight games lost. Upea CdO are looking forward to face league's second-placed Tuscany Pistoia on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sigma Barcellona will play against C.de Latte BRE in Brescia and is hoping to win this game.

In the last two games of round 28 Pall.Trento beat Fileni BPA Jesi on the road 78-77. Givova Scafati won against FCM Ferentino on its own court 80-65. Aget Service IM unfortunately lost to Novipiu Casale in a road game 58-65. AcegasAps TR managed to beat Tezenis VE at home 85-76. Giorgo Tesi PT was defeated by C.de Latte BRE on the opponent's court 79-69.
The most impressive performance of 28th round was 20 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists by Terrence Roderick of LeGamberi FO.


Upea CdO - Sigma Barcel. 93-84

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Sigma Barcellona (19-8) in Capo d'Orlando on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by tenth ranked Upea CdO (11-15) 93-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sigma Barcellona. Sigma Barcellona trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 16 after three quarters before a 26-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 84-93 at the end of the game. Upea CdO dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Sigma Barcellona's 42. They outrebounded Sigma Barcellona 39-23 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Alex Young (198-89, college: IUPUI) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 7 rebounds. Finnish Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso) contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American-Congolese point guard Dwight Hardy (188-87, college: St.John's) replied with 21 points and naturalized American forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sigma Barcellona. Four Upea CdO and five Sigma Barcellona players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Upea CdO maintains tenth position with 11-15 record. Sigma Barcellona at the other side still keeps top place with eight games lost. Upea CdO are looking forward to face league's second-placed Tuscany Pistoia on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sigma Barcellona will play against C.de Latte BRE in Brescia and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Upea CdO: A.Young 27+7reb+1ast, S.Huff 25+9reb+1ast, M.Poletti 16+10reb, D.Mathis 14+3reb+5ast, A.Benevelli 6+2reb, M.Portannese 3+6reb+2ast
Sigma Barcel.: D.Hardy 21+2reb+2ast, T.Green 12+1reb+5ast, C.Callahan 12+9reb, A.Cittadini 11+3reb+1ast, J.Thomas 10+3ast, M.Mocavero 7+1reb
gschID: 188968


Biancoblu BO - LeGamberi FO 97-101 OT

B.Musso scored 23 points to pace Forli to an overtime win over Bologna on the road. T.Roderick added 20 points and 19 rebounds for the winners as they climbed at 15-11 record in the ladder. David Cournooh answered with 25 points for Bologna.
Top scorers:
LeGamberi FO: B.Musso 23+6reb+1ast, T.Roderick 20+19reb+7ast, B.Spencer 18+3ast, M.Soloperto 12+8reb, N.Natali 10+5reb+5ast, S.Borsato 10+1reb+1ast
Biancoblu BO: D.Cournooh 25+6reb+1ast, A.Pecile 17+2reb+5ast, W.Mosley 14+7reb+1ast, R.Harris 14+4reb+3ast, D.Cutolo 10+6reb+1ast, M.Vitali 9+3reb+5ast
gschID: 188974


Fileni BPA Jesi - Pall.Trento 77-78

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Pall.Trento (13-13) edged on the road 12th ranked Fileni BPA Jesi (10-16) 78-77 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 49-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Pall.Trento made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Fileni BPA Jesi outrebounded Pall.Trento 44-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!). The former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American-Belgian point guard Ryan Hoover (187-74, college: Notre Dame, agency: SportsTalent) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and the former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Fileni BPA Jesi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pall.Trento moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Biancoblu BO. Fileni BPA Jesi lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Pall.Trento will face higher ranked LeGamberi Foods Forli (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Fileni BPA Jesi will play against FCM Ferentino (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pall.Trento: M.Umeh 34+3reb+1ast, L.Dordei 11+6reb+3ast, B.Elder 11+2reb, D.Pascolo 10+4reb, A.Forray 6+1reb+4ast, L.Garri 3+6reb
Fileni BPA Jesi: E.Griffin 19+6reb+1ast, M.Maggioli 18+10reb+3ast, R.Hoover 18+10reb+4ast, M.Santiangeli 12+5reb+1ast, F.Zanelli 5+2reb+1ast, J.Sanders 4+10reb
gschID: 188973


Givova Scafati - FCM Ferentino 80-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked FCM Ferentino's (10-16) road loss to ninth ranked Givova Scafati (13-14) 65-80 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Givova Scafati. FCM Ferentino was better in fourth quarter 21-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American forward Ronald Slay (203-81, college: Tennessee, agency: David Lee services) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. The former international swingman Andrea Ghiacci (200-81) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Givova Scafati players scored in double figures. Guard Giacomo Gurini (192-84, agency: Two Points) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and American-Guyanese forward Delroy James (203-87, college: Rhode Island) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for FCM Ferentino. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Givova Scafati maintains ninth position with 13-14 record. Newly promoted FCM Ferentino dropped to the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Givova Scafati will have a break next round. FCM Ferentino will play at home against Fileni BPA Jesi (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Givova Scafati: R.Slay 23+12reb, A.Ghiacci 16+5reb+3ast, K.Mays 13+5reb+2ast, F.Bushati 11+6reb, G.Sorrentino 7+2reb+4ast, J.Tavernari 6+5reb+1ast
FCM Ferentino: G.Gurini 15+5reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 14+4reb+1ast, D.James 10+9reb+2ast, G.Tomassini 6+1reb+3ast, F.Guarino 5+3reb+2ast, L.Pongetti 5
gschID: 188972


Novipiu Casale - Aget Service IM 65-58

Very predictable result when third ranked Novipiu Casale (18-9) won against at home bottom-ranked Aget Service IM (9-18) 65-58 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aget Service IM won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aget Service IM 41-30 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Niccolo Martinoni (202-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Lithuanian forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87, agency: Players Group) contributed with 8 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Matteo Chillo (202-93) replied with 19 points and the former international forward Rodolfo Valenti (198-80) added 13 points in the effort for Aget Service IM. Novipiu Casale maintains third position with 18-9 record having just -8 point less than leader Sigma Barcel. Loser Aget Service IM dropped to the bottom place with 18 games lost. Novipiu Casale will face AcegasAps TR (#12) in Trieste in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aget Service IM will play at home against Biancoblu BO in Bologna.
Top scorers:
Novipiu Casale: N.Martinoni 13+13reb, R.Green 11+2reb+3ast, G.Ferrero 10+1reb+1ast, M.Malaventura 8+1reb+2ast, P.Butkevicius 8+17reb, S.Pierich 7+2reb
Aget Service IM: M.Chillo 19+4reb+1ast, R.Valenti 13+3reb+2ast, M.Maestrello 7+3reb+3ast, D.Gay 5+4reb+6ast, F.Foiera 4+9reb+1ast, M.Turel 4+2reb
gschID: 188971


AcegasAps TR - Tezenis VE 85-76

There was an upset when higher ranked Tezenis VE (14-13) lost to thirteenth ranked AcegasAps TR (10-16) in Trieste 76-85 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Tezenis VE won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AcegasAps TR made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for power forward Luca Gandini (205-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian point guard Ariel Filloy (189-87, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points for the winners. The former international guard Giorgio Boscagin (196-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Charlie Westbrook (193-89, college: S.Dakota) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tezenis VE. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tezenis VE's coach Alessandro Ramagli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. AcegasAps TR moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Fileni BPA Jesi and FCM Ferentino. Loser Tezenis VE keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. AcegasAps TR will face higher ranked Novipiu Casale (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
AcegasAps TR: L.Gandini 18+7reb+1ast, A.Filloy 17+3reb+2ast, M.Carra 13+2reb+1ast, M.Diviach 10+7reb+1ast, D.Mastrangelo 9+2reb+2ast, M.Meshcharakou 6+2reb
Tezenis VE: C.Westbrook 17+5reb+1ast, R.McConnell 14+4reb+2ast, M.Da Ros 14+6reb+1ast, G.Boscagin 13+12reb, D.Lauwers 8+1reb, O.Lawal 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 188969


C.de Latte BRE - Giorgo Tesi PT 79-69

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked C.de Latte BRE (16-10) defeated much higher ranked Tuscany Pistoia (18-8) in Brescia 79-69 on Thursday. It was a very good performance for American guard Michael Jenkins (191-86, college: Winthrop) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Argentinian guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. C.de Latte BRE's coach Alberto Martelossi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Fiorello Toppo (198-80) added 6 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Tuscany Pistoia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. C.de Latte BRE maintains fourth position with 16-10 record. Loser Tuscany Pistoia keeps the second place with eight games lost. C.de Latte BRE will face league's leader Sigma Barcellona on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tuscany Pistoia will play against Upea CdO in Capo d'Orlando.
Top scorers:
C.de Latte BRE: M.Jenkins 21+4reb+8ast, J.Fernandez 16+6reb+6ast, D.Brkic 14+9reb+1ast, N.Barlos 10+4reb+1ast, G.Cuccarolo 7+4reb, J.Giddens 4+2reb
Giorgo Tesi PT: M.Hicks 14+10reb, R.Rullo 12+1reb, R.Cortese 11+2reb, A.Graves 10+2reb+1ast, G.Galanda 6+3reb, J.Borra 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 188967



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Pro Skills CEO Interviewed In Romania - by Emeka Eke

He has 40 years experience in basketball, while she got to work with some of the biggest names in the biggest basketball league in the world. If we say the NBA and Kobe Bryant, you understand that we are dealing with a coach who has not "played" with his job. Laurian Watkins, now the president of a major basketball agency, agreed to give an interview for CSU Fans Store. The way coach Watkins sees basketball how to live by says a lot about the key to success in this great sport.

Rep.: Those over 40 years of experience in basketball betrays your love and dedication to this sport. Tell me more about how you discovered her passion for basketball and how you decided to become a player and, later, coach.

LW: First contact with basketball occurred at the age of 5 years through my father, Eldridge Watkins Sr., who took me to a basketball club selection where the minimum age for participation was 8 years old. Because I was only 5 years, but real demonstrable aptitude for the sport, my father said my real age when he went to enroll myself. Only 5 years old, my skills were locomotion of a child 8-9 years old, so age was not a hindrance in being selected.

I remember when I was little, too young to go to the basketball hoop, spent hours in the backyard of the house, where strategically placed under the panel doghouse. I climbed the cage, because I was too short at that age, and take the basket there until I managed to score that basket, which I enjoy for the rest of the day. My parents looked at me funny and waiting to get tired and bored me to go to the next actives, but to their surprise, do not give in until we put the ball in the basket. My attitude convinced my parents to enroll me at a local recreation center, known as Sportsman Park, where we started basketball at an early age. I love this sport so much, that at 15, I started to convince my friends to grab the basketball and to share the knowledge gained from me. He began to draw me the idea to train. I would have loved to coach in college, but in my time, there is this dual role as player-coach in the NCAA, so I continued as a player. After I graduated, I played a few seasons outside the United States, but soon I decided to dedicate career coach. After many years of coaching, I have concluded that I basketball in the blood and there is nothing else that I would like to do more.

Rep.: You trained in Syria, Norway, Guatemala, China, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia, but I wish I could tell you more about your work in the NBA, because I know you worked for Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings.

LW: He trained abroad meant for me a great experience, which I enjoyed tremendously. Each country has meant a new challenge, because it was very different from the United States, the country where I started my coaching career. What I liked most when I was trained abroad teaching the fundamentals of basketball in the country in which it is taught in a more old, if I may say so. When I returned to the States, I was a bit hard to readjust to the demands of American basketball, but not impossible. I then began to spend summers involving aspiring athletes in the NBA and trying to find other international jobs. It was my first step towards this dream league known as the NBA. If a long period, praised NBA coaches who kept their positions for many years, came at a time when they were replaced by young coaches, who came from classmates, whom I knew and who knew me from the when I was a player. I was at that time and very good friend Reggie Thues, head coach at New Mexico State University, which later became coach of the Sacramento Kings. I immediately thought that I have a place in Sacramento's your stuff, because Reggie knew very well what may, but I never received that phone call from him. It happened, however, when Eric Mussleman took over leadership of Sacramento. Trained at the time a young man named Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, which simply amazed by the ethics NBA Summer League game and his talent. In a magazine interview Draft Express, Pooh talked about who had prepared so well, coach Laurian Watkins at Pro Skills Sports Academy. I began to receive calls from NBA teams and players from different services requested me and asked me to prepare for a season without injury as the most advanced training techniques.

I agreed, finally, the proposal of the Sacramento Kings, a team of young players who are fighting for a good position in the championship. I stayed with them for the entire season. Then I got to work with the Los Angeles Lakers players. Jerry West, a very good friend and former teammate, I called one of the leading preparatory teachers and aspirants in the NBA. That summer, the NBA Summer League, the team coached by Dallas Mavericks defeated me, then coached by Jim Clemons. Due to this performance, I was contacted by LA Lakers, which I proposed to train two of the new players I thought had transferred and which still need additional summer work. I was so excited about this opportunity that I never cared about who was. I can not tell you how shocked I was when, one morning in 1997 I woke up at practice with Kobe Bryant and Derrick Fisher. Frankly, I think I work with Jimmy King at Michigan University and at California State Juaquin Hawkins, two players trying to enter the roster the Lakers next season. I worked very hard to prove that I deserved a chance received and reward not immediate. When Mr. West left the stuff of the Sacramento and signed with Memphis Grizzlies, and I could talk openly about my collaboration with the team from Memphis. I became special assignment coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and had the opportunity to work with the best team players: Rudy Gay, OJ Mayo and many others. I had the contract for one season and from my point of view, I carried out the tasks, but to be completely honest, I must say that I enjoyed the experience that gave me a NBA site, but I liked it a lot more to coach my own team. Regardless of the professional level at which I trained, I always liked the challenge and I think I'm known as that coach who agreed to coach positions located away from the top position and managed to qualify for the playoffs and give emotions teams much better ranked and rated. I think that most coaches dream to coach in the NBA and no I was not an exception, but as the years started to attract me more than the idea of training outside the United States and create my own legacy . God blessed me by giving me the opportunity to get involved in this great sport, to travel around the world and influence the destinies through basketball. If I had the opportunity to change something in my life or start my life over again, I would do exactly the same thing. In the 52 years my family, I still feel restless and eager to continue this journey around the world and do what they know best: teach young people to play basketball and teach them life lessons through the sport .

Rep.: You talked me that in 1997 you were the coach's personal Kobe Bryant and Derrick Fisher. Tell me more about this experience. What were Kobe and Derrick in training?

LW: In 1997 I worked with the Los Angeles Lakers and so I got to work with Kobe and Derrick who were in their first season in the NBA. To understand how hardworking, serious and perfectionist is Kobe as a player have to tell you about my first encounter with him. There was one morning at practice and made me wait forever until it fitted. He tied and untied shoelaces had so many times before he managed to make them look exactly the same. Should be identical, that was the idea. After finishing with shoes began to arrange the same patience and thoroughness protections for elbows and knees. Then I realized that we are dealing with a very ambitious player, perfectionist and would certainly go far.

Another aspect that I liked about him was that he was an extremely friendly. The breaks in training when other players were going to drink water or Gatorade, Kobe not only sign autographs for children in the stands, but he did talk with each of them, and then they take the field to play one on one with it. He was friendly and close to his fans, but also very funny and I remember that, before a workout, I spilled Red Bull in sneakers and Bryan Russell blamed the Utah Jazz. I was a very pleasant experience! Other things that I remember about Kobe would be that as long as I trained, I saw him eating spaghetti and often only spoke Italian when very angry, probably because it would not be understood by others.

With Derrick Fisher, things were, however, different. Derrick was slightly mannered and diplomat. I remember he came to training a little shy and excited about being a part of the roster of the Los Angeles Lakers. I would describe as a very hardworking player who spoke little, but because it came from a rural area of Arkansas and using a specific slang that area and coechipieriii his jokes. Another occasion for jokes was that his mother came into the locker room before training and brought us peach pie and I must admit it was the most delicious cake I've ever had. Returning, however, to basketball, I think the most difficult thing was to me as a coach to tell him and make him understand what the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers wanted from him. Unlike Dale Harris and Larry Drew, coaches that Derrick had in summer leagues and Derrick tried to make an exceptional passer, Jerry West, manager of the Lakers, he wanted to throw more Jerry because he saw that something was going to make one of the bullets Derrick chief of North American basketball league. In the summer of 1997, spent with these guys in the NBA, was one of the greatest of my life.

Rep.: Because the NBA is considered to be the best league in the world, I would like to ask you, as a coach, who had direct contact with the championship, which are "ingriedientele" that make NBA site to be a league so strong?

LW: I think what makes the NBA to be a strong league here is that changing some of the most talented and dedicated athletes which make the sport worldwide. I do not mean that other athletes from other parts of the world are passionate and dedicated to this sport, just that here in the United States, basketball is a lifestyle for children and young people who aspire to become players in the NBA. As European children want to become a professional football player, American kids dream to play in the NBA. I think there are more kids who want to play in the NBA but who want to become president of the United States. A basketball player gets to win in America more than a neurosurgeon and maybe this will give the impression that we have misplaced priorities, but this is our reality here in the U.S.. Returning, however, to the question, I think the NBA is a league so strong because of financial opportunities, but also because of the players, who told you that he cultivates young talent. Moreover, in recent years, training techniques have diversified and improved, and diet has become an important aspect in the lives of basketball players. We all understood that not only develop personal skills and competencies is important, but also the development of the mind.

Rep.: Going back to your career, I'd like you to tell me that was the biggest challenge and greatest achievement so far?

L.W.: A question scrumptious! I always thought that to play and train in the United States is the greatest achievement that anyone can have, but I was wrong. I am so happy to have the chance to work with some of the best athletes in the world, but I realized in the meantime that touch the lives of athletes from all over the world through basketball is so much more enjoyable. We won enough awards and championships here in the United States and I think what I want most now is to help basketball grow in countries where it is not as developed as in my home country. I think John Wooden (The Wizard of Westwood - won 88 consecutive matches) was a great coach and great innovator of the game of basketball, but in time, the game began to currency and automatically have to change and improve how we prepare and motivate players. I've always wanted me to be one of the coaches who manage to change something in basketball globally and the biggest challenge of my career was trying to change my old methods of antrenamet with newer methods. I tried also to change the way to look at basketball as a sport in some countries it was not very developed, I tried to give the same exposure that has in the United States.

Rep.: After 40 years in basketball, we can talk about a favorite player, a player that you personally admire?

LW: The player who caught my attention and respect is Kobe Bryant, who, in my opinion, is a player with a high basketball IQ, with a great work ethic and an undying desire to win, to find ways to win matches and to motivate teammates become better players. Maybe there will be many who will argue me, but Lakers fans surely know what I mean. Kobe is the kind of basketball that can tackle aggressive game, both offensively and defensively, is a "game changer" when it is in the field.

Rep.: What is your philosophy as a coach?

LW: Practice does not make you a great player, but a great workout, yes. This is my theory and I try to teach my players to strive for perfection and become students of the game of basketball. I wish the players he coaches understand that as long as the first place team, their experience will be long and memorable basketball.

Rep.: Three qualities that should be a basketball player, in your opinion.

LW: Any player who wants a serious career in basketball to be the first worker and have traits of a winner. Secondly, we must understand that the team is always the first place - not personal statistics. Another feature that, in my opinion, is necessary for a leader is to basketball. The player must be a leader by example, both on the field and off, and must cherish opinions supporters and people respect him, support him and encourages him every game.

Rep.: What advice would you give to Romanian children who want a career in basketball?

LW: I would tell them to enjoy the sport, share the ball and play experience with others, to laugh and have fun playing basketball. If you want a serious career, however, I recommend to start as early professional training, training to be based on the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, shooting, care and footwork to get used to at an early age with the idea of playing effectively. Of course, it would be great if it could track and study some of the training videos made by me Pro Skills Sports Academy, which were rated as quite effective by the coaches and players who have adopted and applied my training techniques.

Thank you for this interview and ... See you on the floor!




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Loss to Zetech bad day in office- Equity Coach - by Eurobasket News

Equity basketball team coach Radhi Ndalu has described their loss to Zetech College in the KBF Division One League over the weekend as a bad day in the office as they were beaten 72-61.
The loss came as shock to the Bankers as Zetech had never beaten them while in the Nairobi Basketball League. The two teams are debutants in the Division One league with Equity gaining promotion by virtue of winning the inter-provincial basketball games while Zetech replaced UoN Terrorists who moved back to the Premier League.
Our game plan did not just work for us, we tried everything but it was not just our day. Zetech played well and they took the day. Every team has one of those days no matter how good they are. stated the coach. We just have to go back to the drawing board this week and prepare ourselves for the next match and hopefully we shall overcome the loss.
The loss was Equitys first loss since they joined the Division One League.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Peiners, LU21.1 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 3. Cain, Barons k.16.3 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera16.1 
 5. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.6 
 6. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.6 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala14.6 
 8. Diggs, Barons k.14.4 
 9. Apsitis, Turiba14.2 
 10. Brown, Jurmala13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Cain, Barons k.11.1 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.4 
 3. Dargais, LU8.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.7 
 5. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.6 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava7.3 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.3 
 8. Mednis, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.7 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga7.5 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.5.6 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.5 
 4. Gabrans, Valmiera4.6 
 5. Bertans, VEF Riga3.5 
 6. Peiners, LU3.5 
 7. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.4 
 8. Sims, Ventspils3.3 
 9. Sokolovs, Turiba3.1 
 10. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs STRELNIEKS
  VEF R.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Strelnieks, VEF R.2.1 
 2. Rowland, VEF Riga2.1 
 3. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 9. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
 10. Miezis, Barons k.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cain, Barons k.1.8 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.3 
 3. Daniels, VEF Riga0.9 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.9 
 5. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 7. Chamberlain, Jelga.0.9 
 8. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 9. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.0.8 



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  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 27-4 
 2. Sagesse 23-7 
 3. Moutahed 22-9 
 4. Champville 19-11 
 5. Amchit 15-16 
 6. Byblos 14-17 
 7. Hoops 9-22 
 8. Bejjeh 8-23 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 13

Apr. 25: Al Riyadi - Moutahed 84-85
Apr. 24: Amchit - Bejjeh 76-68
Apr. 24: Hoops - Byblos 100-98
Apr. 26: Champville - Sagesse


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 34.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit34.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.5 
 3. Khatib, Champville27.1 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Sims, Sagesse24.4 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.5 
 8. Williams, Bejjeh23.3 
 9. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.3 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.5 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.3 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.8 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.1 
 9. Sims, Sagesse9.0 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Blair, Hoops6.7 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.4 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.8 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.1 
 8. Fahed, Moutahed5.1 
 9. Khatib, Champville5.1 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Blair, Hoops3.1 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.4 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.2 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.9 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.6 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.5 
 5. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Terry, Champville0.8 
 10. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 


A though loss for Byblos - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

In the battle for the positioning before the start of the playoffs Byblos suffered a big loss against Hoops on the score of 100-98. This loss made Byblos loose the 5th place for Amchit . The first half saw a small dominance for Byblos and they led the first quarter 29-25 and at the half 54-46.

The 2nnd half saw a different scenario , Hoops took the tempo of the game and managed to close the 9 points gap and to outscore Byblos 27 to 21 in the 3rd quarter and 27 to 23 in the 4th , this was due to the huge performance from Larry Blair who finished the game with 38 points. Byblos had as usual its dynamic duo carrying the team but this time it was Mike Fraser who led the team with 37 points and 20 rebounds recording a season high in points scored , Jay Youngblood finished with another big game with 31 points. Jesse Perry had a good contribution with 25 points which helped his team to score a very important win on the score of 100-98.

This loss made Byblos loose the 5th position for Amchit , Byblos will have to face now Moutahed in the playoffs and Hoops will compete against Sagesse.

Q1:25-29 Q2:46-54 Q3:73-75 Q4:100-98



Rashad Anderson (ex Cocodrilos) is a newcomer at Champville - by Eurobasket News

Champville (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American swingman Rashad Anderson (195-102kg-83, college: Connecticut). He played recently at Cocodrilos in Venezuelan LPB league. Part of last season Anderson spent at Zob Ahan (Superleague) in Iran. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. The other team he played shortly was Foolad Mahan (Superleague) in Iran.
Anderson's team won Dubai International Tournament.
The previous (10-11) season Anderson played at BK Ventspils (LBL) in Latvian league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 LBL games he recorded 8.7ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. It was a very successful season as he was voted to Latvian League All-Star Game. Anderson also played 15 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 3rd Team. Anderson also played 26 games in Baltic League where he averaged 13.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Honorable Mention.
In 2009 (three years after he left the college) Anderson was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
He attended University of Connecticut until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball. He received NABC All-NCAA District 1 2nd Team award back in 2005 at his college time.
Anderson has played also professionally in Greece (Egaleo), Italy (Livorno, Udinese and Vanoli Cremona) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Knows how to create his own shot, passes and hadles extremely well. Makes everithing with great confidence, and can become unstoppable when he gets hot, making shots from all angles and over taller players. Can change a game by himself, making three or four shots in a matter of minutes. Also a good defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Barrolle Hand Oilers First Defeat of the Season in Liberia Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

Monrovia - What a game it was at the Sports Commission on Broad Street when Mighty Barrolle handed sensational LPRC Oilers their first defeat of the 2013 season on April 21.
The Red Boys pepped the Oil Boys by just a point--68 to 67 in a tense but thrilling first division encounter.
Barrolle coach Asad Fadel, with three foreign imports, won the first quarter by 12 to 10 points. With his traditional mentality of regularly shifting his first five, Oilers coach Paul Houlsen won the second quarter by 16 to 11 points.
Back from the break, Barrolle won the third quarter by 25 to 20 points before losing the last quarter by 20 to 21 points.
Kolontia Yamouna Camara, one of two Guineans and weighing 195 pounds at six feet and six inches, scored 30 points while Nigerian Joseph Light Omyemachie had six points.
Guinea's Donacien Camara combined with his West African brothers to keep the court slippery for Oilers and their three dunks thrilled spectators.
Anyone who may have predicted a win for Barrolle could have done so on sentiments but the Red Boys defied all odds in inflicting Oilers' first defeat over seven games.
And it was Barrolle's third straight win since losing 59 to 67 points to NPA Pythons on March 15.
Earlier, K-Deltas whipped Phoenix by 74 to 34 points in a female chase and Desert Knights narrowly beat Sac-Base by 64 to 61 points.
On April 20, Uhuru Prince lost to Georgia Blazers by 49 to 57 points in game one; Commissioners beat Supreme Sisters by 50 to 31 points and Monrovia Sky Force went down to Timberwolves by 45 to 52 in the first division.
On April 19, Desert Ladies white-washed Angel Shooters by 82 to 35 points; C-Deltas dumped Phoenix by 63 to 29 points and Pythons regained confidence by beating SOS Trotters by 83 to 48 points in the first division.
It was Pythons' third straight win since they surprisingly lost by 45 to 48 points to Sky Force on April 14. The league continued on April 22 with Matadi Knights forfeiting to Kardinals zero to 20 points while Uhuru Prince woefully disgraced Supreme Brothers by 104 to 30 points.
The first quarter ended six to 24 points and eight to 23 points in the second quarter.
The third quarter ended five to 26 points and 11 to 31 points in the last quarter. Game three between Bardnersville Celtics and Desert Knights was in progress when our reporter left for base.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo24.6 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.20.2 
 3. Stallworth, Pinhei.20.2 
 4. Vassallo, Arecibo19.4 
 5. Guzman, Panteras19.0 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.16.8 
 8. Benite, Flamengo16.2 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.15.9 
 10. Ferreira, Pinheir.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Caio SILVEIRA
  Flamengo
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Silveira, Flamengo8.8 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo7.8 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.8 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.7.6 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.5 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo7.5 
 8. Hernandez, Pioneros7.2 
 9. Guzman, Panteras7.2 
 10. Battle, Lanus6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 2. de Assis, S.Jose/U.5.8 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.0 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo4.4 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus4.2 
 6. Ribeiro, Brasilia3.9 
 7. Benite, Flamengo3.7 
 8. Laws, S.Jose/U.3.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Mavort3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.2.1 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort1.7 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.6 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.5 
 6. Mensah, Buffalo1.4 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia1.4 
 8. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.4 
 9. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.3 
 10. Benite, Flamengo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Murilo BECKER
  S.Jose/U.
  (210-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Becker, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 2. Antonio, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 3. Battle, Lanus0.9 
 4. Ferreira, Pinheiro.0.8 
 5. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 6. Zanotti, Flamengo0.5 
 7. Levy, Lanus0.4 
 8. McFarlan, Lanus0.4 
 9. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.3 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo0.3 



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  LITHUANIA   

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.1 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.2 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.16.0 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.1 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai15.0 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis14.1 
 7. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 8. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.13.2 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.5 
 10. Kadziulis, Rudupis12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.6 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Vene, Rudupis5.7 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis5.6 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 10. Kupsas, Lietkabel.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  LSU-Baltai
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.8 
 2. Viskontas, Juvent.4.5 
 3. Jackson, Siauliai4.4 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.2 
 5. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.5 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.4 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.4 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas3.4 
 9. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.3 
 10. Babkauskas, Liet.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Malasauskas, LSU-.1.8 
 4. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 5. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.6 
 6. Nedovic, Lietuvos.1.5 
 7. Broadus, Neptunas1.5 
 8. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis1.4 
 10. Lengvinas, Naglis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.4 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 4. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 7. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.8 
 8. McClure, Neptunas0.7 
 9. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.7 
 10. Dia, Siauliai0.7 



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  LUXEMBOURG   


Residence inks Mike Schumacher - by Eurobasket News

Residence Walferdange (Total League) agreed terms with 21-year old domestic forward Mike Schumacher (193-92). He started the season at Black Star (Total League). In 16 games he had 7.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg this season. The last season Schumacher played also at Black Star. His team was Runner-Up of Nationale 2012.
Schumacher has played previously for another Luxembourg team Kehlen.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Sparta adds Rodenbourg to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BBC Sparta Bertrange (Total League) added to their roster 22-year old international center Alexandre Rodenbourg (202-91). He started the season at Basket Esch (Total League). In 23 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Rodenbourg played also at Basket Esch. In 18 Total League games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
He was also a member of Luxembourg international program for some years. Rodenbourg played for Luxembourg Senior National Team between 2010 and 2012 and two years ago for U22 National Team. He represented Luxembourg at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.0ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Residence inks Mike Schumacher - by Eurobasket News

Residence Walferdange (Total League) agreed terms with 21-year old domestic forward Mike Schumacher (193-92). He started the season at Black Star (Total League). In 16 games he had 7.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg this season. The last season Schumacher played also at Black Star. His team was Runner-Up of Nationale 2012.
Schumacher has played previously for another Luxembourg team Kehlen.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Guaymas 10-2 
 2. Hermosillo 10-4 
 3. Obregon 6-6 
 4. Navolato 6-8 
 5. Nogales 5-7 
 6. Los Mochis 5-7 
 7. Tijuana 5-7 
 8. Guasave 5-7 
 9. Cananea 4-8 

Regular Season: Round 14

Apr. 24: Nogales - Guaymas 82-108
Apr. 24: Guasave - Navolato 78-95
Apr. 24: Los Mochis - Obregon 78-83
Apr. 24: Tijuana - Hermosillo 73-84

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 26: Obregon - Nogales
Apr. 26: Guaymas - Tijuana
Apr. 26: Cananea - Guasave
Apr. 26: Hermosillo - Los Mochis


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Jones, Obregon25.1 
 2. Frederick, Guasave23.8 
 3. Monroe, Cananea22.2 
 4. Sperling, Obregon21.6 
 5. Moss, Nogales21.1 
 6. Polynice, Guasave19.8 
 7. Lewis, Los Mochis19.5 
 8. Shorter, Guaymas18.8 
 9. Selleaze, Navolato18.4 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Moss, Nogales12.3 
 2. Habel, Guaymas8.8 
 3. Jones, Obregon8.2 
 4. Penny, Tijuana7.9 
 5. Selleaze, Navolato7.1 
 6. Monroe, Cananea7.0 
 7. Lewis, Los Mochis6.9 
 8. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.6.8 
 9. Frederick, Guasave6.6 
 10. Spain, Hermosillo6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Stallings, Los Moc.6.7 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.5 
 3. Polynice, Guasave5.6 
 4. Logan, Nogales5.2 
 5. Shorter, Guaymas4.8 
 6. Insunza, Navolato4.4 
 7. Quintero, Tijuana4.0 
 8. Dominguez, Guasave3.8 
 9. Monreal, Hermosillo3.7 
 10. Toussaint, Los M.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Andre MARTIN
  Navolato
  (--78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Martin, Navolato2.0 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.1.9 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.7 
 4. Insunza, Navolato1.6 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.5 
 6. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 8. Lewis, Los Mochis1.5 
 9. Ayala, Guaymas1.3 
 10. Dominguez, Guasa.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moss, Nogales2.1 
 2. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.4 
 4. Mercado, Nogales1.2 
 5. Monroe, Cananea0.7 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana0.7 
 7. Shipley, Tijuana0.5 
 8. Lopez, Hermosillo0.4 
 9. Polynice, Guasave0.4 
 10. Ruffus, Los Moch.0.4 


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

25-year old center Bernard Toombs (208-C-87) had a great game in the last round for and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team (#0, ) with 17-point margin 95-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Navolato is placed at 4th position in Mexican league. Navolato is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-8 record. Toombs just recently signed at Navolato, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Bernard Toombs averages this season 0ppg0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Brandon Sperling (196-G-90) of Obregon. He is American guard in his first season at Obregon. In the last game Sperling recorded impressive 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Obregon to edge the lower-ranked Los Mochis (#6, 5-7) by 5 points 83-78. This victory allowed Obregon to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 6-6 record is not bad at all. Sperling is one of the most experienced players at Obregon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.6ppg (#4). He also registered 4.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Nick Stallings (190-G-83) of Los Mochis (#6). Stallings scored 24 points and passed twelve assists (!!!). Despite Stallings' great performance Los Mochis lost 78-83 to the higher-ranked Obregon (#3, 6-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Los Mochis ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Stallings could help Los Mochis to bring them higher in the standings. Stallings has a great season in Mexico. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.7apg (best passer). Stallings attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kenny Jones (198-PF-84) of Obregon - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Eric Frederick (203-F-88) of Guasave - 30 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74) of Nogales - 22 points and 12 rebounds
7. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Guaymas - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Leroy Davis (200-F-81) of Obregon - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Guaymas - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Luis Ramirez (180-PG-82) of Tijuana - 22 points and 5 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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  MONTENEGRO   

Standings - 1A

1A Standings
Play-Out
 1. ABS Primorje 6-3 
 2. Ibar Rozaje 6-3 
 3. Jedinstvo 5-4 
 4. Danilovgrad 4-5 
 5. Centar BP 4-5 
 6. S.Centar 2-7 
S-League
 1. Buducnost 8-0 
 2. Sutjeska 5-3 
 3. Teodo Tivat 3-5 
 4. Mornar Bar 3-5 
 5. Lovcen 3-5 
 6. Ulcinj 2-6 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

Play-Out

Apr. 24: Ibar Rozaje - S.Centar 81-77
Apr. 24: ABS Primorje - Centar BP 77-68
Apr. 24: Danilovgrad - Jedinstvo 66-59

S-League

Apr. 24: Mornar Bar - Lovcen 90-72
Apr. 24: Buducnost - Teodo Tivat 86-66
Apr. 24: Sutjeska - Ulcinj 77-53

Second Stage: Round 10

Play-Out

Apr. 27: S.Centar - Danilovgrad
Apr. 27: Jedinstvo - ABS Primorje
Apr. 27: Centar BP - Ibar Rozaje

S-League

Apr. 27: Buducnost - Lovcen
Apr. 27: Teodo Tivat - Sutjeska
Apr. 27: Ulcinj - Mornar Bar


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir BORICIC
  ABS P.
  (195-G/F-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Boricic, ABS P.18.7 
 2. Ljujic, Centar BP17.1 
 3. Milosevic, Ulcinj17.0 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen16.6 
 5. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.16.3 
 6. Mitchell, Centar B.15.7 
 7. Jovanovic, Danilov.14.9 
 8. Draskovic, Jedin.14.1 
 9. Nicaj, Lovcen14.0 
 10. Radulovic, Teodo13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savo DJIKANOVIC
  Jaszbere.
  (211-C-75)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Djikanovic, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar8.8 
 3. Ljujic, Centar BP8.7 
 4. Radulovic, Teodo T.8.0 
 5. Draskovic, Jedin.7.8 
 6. Young, Danilovgrad7.5 
 7. Zejak, Danilovgrad7.5 
 8. Bacovic, ABS P.7.1 
 9. Radak, ABS P.6.6 
 10. Zizic, Sutjeska6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marko MIJOVIC
  Teodo Tivat
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.4.8 
 2. Korac, Jedinstvo4.8 
 3. Boricic, ABS P.3.8 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen3.4 
 5. Mitchell, Centar B.3.1 
 6. Calic, Sutjeska3.1 
 7. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.9 
 8. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.7 
 9. Pajovic, Mornar B.2.5 
 10. Radosavljevi., Mo.2.5 
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.1.9 
 4. Samardzic, Danilov.1.6 
 5. Femic, Centar BP1.5 
 6. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.1.5 
 7. Kosuta, Ibar Roza.1.4 
 8. Stojanovic, Lovcen1.4 
 9. Young, Danilovgrad1.4 
 10. Omerovic, Jedin.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Radoje VUJOSEVIC
  Sutjeska
  (209-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Vujosevic, Sutjeska1.8 
 2. Ljujic, Centar BP1.8 
 3. Radulovic, Teodo T.1.2 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.1.2 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 
 6. Nicaj, Lovcen0.9 
 7. Young, Danilovgrad0.9 
 8. Karalic, ABS P.0.9 
 9. Skurdauskas, Morna.0.7 
 10. Zejak, Danilovgrad0.5 


Interview with Jermaine Anderson, former point guard of Buducnost and Canada National Team member - by Darko Pekic

The Final stage of Adriatic League starts today with two big Final Four games- Red Star vs Radnicki and Igokea vs Partizan. Eurobasket.com took the opportunity to talk about his career with someone who participated in the Final Four last year. His name is Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) and he led Buducnost last year helping them to achieve great results and win domestic Championship.

Hello Jermaine, knowing that basketball is not the popular sport in Canada could you tell us more about your first steps in the basketball world? Did you have a role model?

I started playing basketball around 5 or 6 years of age. My two older cousins used to bring me out to the playground and that is how everything started for me. Once the Toronto Raptors came in 1995-1996 I was given the opportunity to attend their first ever camp and during that time I met and got a chance to play one-on-one with Isiah Thomas who was somebody I admired as a basketball player.

You spent your college career in the Atlantic 10 Conference playing for Fordham. How did you decide to accept their scholrship offer and what was the main reason to go to New York and finish school there?

Fordham was the last visit that I took. At the time my options were Drake, Marquette, New Mexico St, and a couple of other A10 schools. But once I went to New York and I had a chance to meet Bob Hill who was coach at the time I knew it was where I wanted to be. Growing up in a big city I felt like I was right at home in New York and I was close to home as well. Eventually Dereck Whittenburg took over the program and I was very fortunate to have played for somebody as tough as coach Whittenburg .

After your college career was over you moved to Europe (Germany) but struggled at the beginning. How hard it is for a rookie to get used to European game stlye and perform well immediately?

My first year was a bit tough because I was on a very strong team and Coach Dirk Bauermann (agency: Pro One Sports ) who was the German National team coach at the time had a strict style of play. The biggest thing for me was making reads off the pick-n-roll, especially at the point guard position. In college I was taught to come off the pick-n-roll looking to attack and score. But in Europe I had to learn to use the pick-n-roll to get shots for my teammates and reading where the help side was coming from. During that time I worked extremely hard and DeJuan Collins (188-G-76, college: Tuskegee) taught me a lot in my first season.

In 2009 you moved to Cedevita (Croatia) and basketball fans from former Yugoslavia had a chance to see in the Adriatic league what type of player you are. What is your opinion about basketball in former Yugoslavian countries?

I loved playing in the Adriatic league, the players are extremely smart, tough, and the environment is great. The style a play is much different than most other leagues. And I felt during my first year in the league is when I started to become more of a thinker on the court. Coach Slobodan Subotic (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) was confident in my game and taught me a lot during that season. Also I learned a lot about the history and I realized against certain teams it was more than a game which made it that much more intense.

Last year you accepted a call from Buducnost and had a very successful year in all competitions (Adriatic League, Erste Basketball League and Eurocup). You won the National Championship and Cup title. By the way, how did you decide to come to Montenegro?

When my agent told me about Buducnost I wasn't sure initially. I didn't have any information because there were no imports for at least 5 years prior if I'm not mistaken. I knew the Adriatic league was very strong and playing Euro Cup made it that much more attractive. I was always mad that I didn't make the final four with Cedevita and told myself if I ever get a chance to come back that was the main goal. I prayed about and I believe that God directed me into a very good situation. To make the final four, make it to top 8 in Euro Cup, and to win the Montenegro Championship and cup was the best season I have had as a player. Coach Dejan Radonjic (agency: Beo Basket ) is the smartest coach I have ever played for. He demands the best from every player, and he expects everything to be done at its best on and off the court. At times it was tough for me but I believed in him so much it didn't matter and we all made the necessary sacrifices as players to have the season that we did.

How did you like Podgorica and people around the club?

When I first came to Podgorica I said to myself this place is small how am I going to make it here. But once I started meeting people around town I realized how special of a place it was. I would walk down the street and people would just yell Anderson and pump their fist. The people are so passionate about Buducnost, it's not only Podgorica's team but playing for Buducnost it's like you're playing for the country. The people in the basketball office were great as well, they made sure that we were fed the best food daily, and the only thing they wanted us to worry about was winning basketball games. With all that being said I wanted to give everything I had each and every night because I felt the same was being done for me. I loved it there and I made some great friends as well who I still talk to today.

In Buducnost there was also Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket), a young and talented Montenegrin back up point guard who shined last summer during the European Championship qualifications. Whats your opinion on Ivanovic and his future?

I think Nikola Ivanovic is one of the best young players in Europe. He's extremely smart for his age, works hard every day in practice and more importantly he's a very good kid. With that combination I feel he has a bright future and a key piece for the future of Montenegro Basketball. Ivanovic was one of the people who made me feel welcome and taught me a lot about the system when I first joined the team. I wish him much success and I'm also looking forward to seeing him play in the Hoop Summit game as well.

This season you played briefly for Cibona and then joined New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. How do you like your new team and how far you can go this season?

So far in Braunschweig all has been going well. But unfortunately we aren't having the success that I've hoped for. But the management and staff are great people, very professional, and supportive. I just wish things were going much better on the basketball court for our team.

Considering your big experience in this part of the world (former Yugoslavia), would you like to return and play again in the Adriatic League after the season is over?

As for coming back to the Adriatic league only God knows. A lot of teams in that area are going through financial problems which worries me. But from a basketball standpoint I know what to expect and I love how competitive the league is. After my situation with Cibona I would need to do a lot of research so I never have to go through another situation like that again. But I always put faith in God and know that he is with me during the good and bad times and I was in that situation for a reason to learn from it.

Thank you for the interview Jermaine, we look forward to see you play here again!



Thanks for the interview and tell everybody in Podgorica I send my love. God bless






Thank You Danilovgrad - by Jay-R Strowbridge

I Am Extremely Blessed. I Am Thankful For The Opportunity KK Danilovgrad, Coaches & KSCG Has Given Me To Continue My Professional Career And Impact Lives On & Off The Court. I Am Extremely Grateful For Eurobasket Which Allowed Me To Share My Overseas Experience With The World. I Am Thankful For My Teammates For Welcoming The Strowbridge Family With Open Arms. I Will Miss KK Danilovgrad And All The Loyal Fans That Became Friends. Our Fans Were One of The Reasons We Won Our Home Last Game. We Won Against KK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje Which One of The Best Teams We Have Played In The Play Out. Our Fans Were Amazing And Had Our Gym Rowdy. It Was Pure Organized Chaos. We Fed Off Our Fans Energy And Won The Game. I Enjoyed Playing For KK Danilovgrad And Wearing The Blue & White With Proud To Represent The Community. We Have One More Game Left In Our Season. We Are Excited And Motivated To Finish The Season Strong And Achieve A Road Win. It Has Been Amazing Experience In Montenegro And KK Danilovgrad Will Always Have A Place In The Strowbridge Family's Heart.

Thank You KK Danilovgrad


Verse of The Day
1 Timothy 4:7-8
7 Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. 8 Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.


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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.8 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.6 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.22.9 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Lee, Golden St.W.11.2 
 5. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.11.0 
 8. Chandler, New Y.10.5 
 9. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 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.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.6 
 8. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 10. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.2 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 9. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 10. Young, Philadelph.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.1 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.6 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.5 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Bogut, Golden S.1.8 
 10. Davis, N.Orleans1.8 


Cavaliers Interested In Trading For LaMarcus Aldridge - by Eurobasket News

The Cleveland Cavaliers have held internal discussions of pursuing a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Texas), according to sources. The Cavaliers have enough assets in the form of young players and picks to acquire a player of Aldridge's caliber, but the front office is said to value Tristan Thompson (6'8''-F-91, college: Texas) and Dion Waiters (6'4''-G-91, college: Syracuse) higher than the rest of the NBA.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Heat, Grizzlies and Bulls record victories on Thursday - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee B. - Miami Heat 91-104
A fierce response was what the Miami Heat expected. And for nearly three quarters, that's what they got. For a second straight game, it was a strong finish by the Heat that proved the difference. The Heat rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat the Milwuakee Bucks 104-91 Thursday at Bradley Center to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. "We had to fight for this one," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. " (Milwaukee) came out with a great deal of intensity like we expected." The Heat once again did it behind forward LeBron James, who finished with 22 points, six assists and five rebounds. He and guard Ray Allen (6'5''-G-75, college: Connecticut)'s 23 points, including five 3-pointers, were enough to hold off the Bucks despite subpar games from Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Bosh and Wade combined for just 20 points on 8 of 26 shooting. The performance from Wade will almost certainly raise more questions about his health. He scored just four points, going a playoff-worst 1 of 12 from the field. He appeared to aggravate the sore right knee after falling hard in the first quarter. Wade did finish with 11 assists, nine rebounds and five steals. "I had to do other things," Wade said. "It's the playoffs. I wasn't feeling great but I did other things." Even without him at full strength, it didn't matter. Not on this night. Not with the Heat getting another strong effort from James, clutch shooting from Allen and another solid game off the bench from center Chris Andersen (6'10''-C/F-78, college: Blinn JC) (11 points). The Heat had more than enough to move one game from facing either the Chicago Bulls or Brooklyn Nets in the second round. Before that happens, they must defeat the Bucks Sunday. A win would mark the first time this Heat team has swept an opponent in the postseason. They started the past two years by winning three straight games only to lose in their first opportunity to clinch the series. "This is our next step in our development," James said. "We didn't close out those series. I think it's important to close them (the Bucks) out because it's our next game. It's going to be different. But we come in with the same mind set or even more desperate." From the looks of it, the Heat have survived the Bucks' strongest punch. They have already eliminated the possibility of Milwaukee guard Brandon Jennings (6'0''-PG-89) prediction coming true. He boldly said the Bucks would win in six games, sticking to it his opinion even after dropping the first two games. Through a half, the Bucks put up perhaps their best fight of the series. Milwaukee led by as many as 10 in the first half, taking advantage of two-thirds of the Heat's All-Stars struggling. Wade and Bosh shot just 2 of 14 from the field before halftime yet the team trailed by just two thanks to Allen, who was facing the team that drafted him for the first time in the playoffs. It was his first playoff game in Milwaukee since scoring 41 points for the Bucks in a win against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals. Although 12 years had passed, it was the same old Allen. He was mostly responsible for the Heat erasing a late, second-quarter deficit when it appeared would the Bucks enter the half with all the momentum. Trailing 48-40, Allen hit a 3-pointer with 44.9 seconds left. After James blocked Jennings twice on the ensuing possession, Allen struck again with yet another 3-pointer to swing things back into the Heat's favor. That basket that tied Reggie Miller's career playoff mark of 320 3-pointers.He broke the record with a corner three that gave the Heat a 93-76 lead with 6:45 left. "It just came out of nowhere, just thinking about it the past couple games when I was made aware of it," Allen said of the record. "... There's so many great players, great shooters, great athletes that came into this and I've been able to leave my mark." Courtesy of: sun-sentinel.com

Memphis G. - LA Clippers 94-82
This is Memphis Grizzlies basketball. This is the grinding, physical style that has come to define the NBA's best defense. This is what was missing entirely in Game 1, what came up short on the final possession of Game 2. The Los Angeles Clippers had their chance to seal the series. The Grizzlies forcibly ripped it away. Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had 27 points and 11 rebounds as Memphis won 94-82 Thursday night to cut their first-round NBA playoff series deficit to 2-1. The Grizzlies did it with rebounding and toughness and ugly basketball. They did it by controlling the paint and the pace. The Clippers needed this win to command the series. Memphis went 32-9 at home, same as Los Angeles, and the series everyone expected to go seven games now appears back on track to do just that. All-Star point guard Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) was uncharacteristically silent, finishing with eight points, six rebounds and four assists while tacking on five turnovers. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley came up with 10 assists, three steals and two blocks to overcome his 1-for-9 shooting. And Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) showed off his offensive prowess as well, finishing with 16 points and eight rebounds. Courtesy of: usatoday.com

Chicago B. - Brooklyn N. 79-76
With one made basket, the Nets could have erased the 80 others they had already missed, wiped an ugly slate clean and started fresh in overtime, maybe tilting the momentum of this first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. Instead, C. J. Watson's last-second 3-point attempt fluttered across the rim as the buzzer sounded, another miss in a brutally long evening of misses. What was a forgettable game turned into a stinging loss, if only because the Nets had played so miserably and then fought back so late, only to be defeated, 79-76, at United Center. Now down two games to one, with Game 4 coming Saturday afternoon, the Nets have to figure out how to end the percussive beat rattling in their heads: clang, clang, clang. Brooklyn shot 34.6 percent on Thursday, and that was after the team hit 11 of 20 field-goal attempts in a fourth-quarter rally. The first three quarters were among the worst the team has played offensively all season. 'We are not shooting our 3 well at all,' Nets Coach P. J. Carlesimo said. 'Not just the contested ones. The open ones.' After Game 1, the Bulls adjusted their defense - or, rather, they challenged the Nets to adjust their offense, shove by shove. In Game 2 on Monday, the ultra-aggressive approach put the Nets back on their heels. On Thursday, Brooklyn's shooting legs were swiped from under them. 'That's the style we like to play,' said Luol Deng (6'9''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) of the Bulls. 'We love ugly games.' The Nets fell behind by as much as 17 points. But the Bulls shot only 5 of 16 in the fourth quarter and Brooklyn managed to pull to within 78-76 with five seconds remaining. After a free throw by Joakim Noah, the Nets had time for one last heave, and the ball swung to Watson, who had a good look from the right wing. But, like almost everything else Thursday, it was not to be. 'We got a lot of good looks, looks that we've been getting,' Watson said. 'We just didn't make them tonight.' The Nets had also blamed Monday's loss, in part, on their shooting struggles. Whatever malady befell their touch over the weekend was still kicking around in their system Thursday. For a prolonged stretch of the first half, Brooklyn's perimeter game was in utter paralysis. Nothing was happening offensively. After they began the game 5 of 8 from the field, jumping ahead by 17-5, the scorching start stopped like a light bulb bursting. The Nets missed 25 of 26 shots between 6 minutes 25 seconds of the first quarter and 3:38 of the second quarter. The Bulls went on a 28-4 run to take a 33-22 lead. There were airballs and blown layups, passes ricocheting off chests and hands, a shot-clock violation, a lot of puzzled looks. The silver lining for the Nets was that, somehow, they went into halftime trailing by only 7 after Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the Bulls' lead to 41-34. It was just the fourth Nets field goal of the second quarter, out of 18 tries. 'We were fighting an uphill battle all night,' point guard Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) said. 'It's just tough to get it going.' The Nets were distinctly more aggressive defensively to start the game, forcing six turnovers in the first eight minutes and preventing Chicago from scoring easily in the paint, two focuses of improvement during practice this week. With Williams leading the way offensively, Brooklyn jumped out to a 13-2 lead. Williams scored 8 of the team's first 17 points. The Nets did not seem daunted by the large and raucous crowd at United Center, playing like the team that won a franchise-record 23 games on the road this season. The Bulls began aggressively extending their defense, particularly on Williams, who began seeing double and even triple teams. The open man - often Wallace or Reggie Evans - was not hitting shots. The demise snowballed. 'We did not execute,' Carlesimo said. 'We have to understand to space the floor and take better care of the ball.' Chicago ended the first quarter on a 14-0 run and with a 19-17 lead, momentum that carried into the second. Andray Blatche hit a layup a minute into the quarter and then the Nets did not make a field goal for more than seven minutes. Late in the fourth, a Nets lineup with MarShon Brooks and Blatche joining Williams, Johnson and Lopez staged the comeback with a 10-1 run. The Nets took some solace in the fact that their defense stayed tough, and they closed Chicago's gap despite playing about as poor offensively as they have all season. Joe Johnson (6'7''-G-81, college: Arkansas) scored 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting and appeared fine playing through plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He received a cortisone shot before the game. But their backs are getting pushed against the wall now. Falling behind by 3-1, Williams said, was likely to be insurmountable. 'Desperate,' Williams said, 'is the perfect word.' Courtesy of: nytimes.com



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Power and Coach Blunt Part Ways - by Eurobasket News

The Oshawa Power and Head Coach Larry Blunt have mutually agreed to part ways. "Larry is a good coach and a great person" says owner Henry Chow. "We truly appreciate his dedication and contribution to our team this past season. The organization is now focused on preparing for the 2013-2014 season." The Power went 18-22 under Blunt.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 2-0 
 2. Hub Jets 2-1 
 3. Nelson G. 1-0 
 4. OceanaGold N. 1-0 
 5. HBS Bank Hawks 1-1 
 6. Southland S. 1-1 
 7. Taranaki MA 0-1 
 8. Waikato P. 0-1 
 9. Super City R. 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Apr. 25: Hub Jets - Super City R. 87-86
Apr. 26: Waikato P. - Nelson G.
Apr. 26: Wellington S. - Taranaki MA
Apr. 27: Taranaki MA - Nelson G.
Apr. 27: HBS Bank Hawks - OceanaGold N.
Apr. 28: Southland S. - Wellington S.
Apr. 28: Super City R. - OceanaGold N.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 23
 1. Tait, Wellington S.23.0 
 2. Greene, HBS B.21.5 
 3. Mills, Wellington19.0 
 4. Buck, Super City R.19.0 
 5. Cohadarevic, HBS B.18.5 
 6. McLean, Hub Jets18.3 
 7. Trousdell, Wellin.16.5 
 8. Prewster, HBS B.15.0 
 9. Horvath, Hub Jets14.7 
 10. Warren, Wellingto.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets13.0 
 2. Boucher, Wellingt.11.5 
 3. Bailey, Super C.8.7 
 4. Conklin, Southland8.5 
 5. Cohadarevic, HBS B.8.0 
 6. Greene, HBS B.8.0 
 7. Holloman, Hub Jets6.7 
 8. Salt, Super City R.6.3 
 9. Te Rangi, Southlan.6.0 
 10. McLean, Hub Jets6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tait, Wellington S.7.0 
 2. Hagan, Hub Jets6.3 
 3. Frank, Wellington5.5 
 4. Martin, Southlan.5.0 
 5. Buck, Super City R.4.3 
 6. Braswell, Southlan.4.0 
 7. Prewster, HBS B.3.5 
 8. Greene, HBS B.3.0 
 9. Boucher, Wellingt.2.5 
 10. Ekenasio, Welling.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Braswell, Southlan.5.0 
 2. Hagan, Hub Jets4.0 
 3. Boucher, Wellingt.4.0 
 4. Greene, HBS B.3.0 
 5. Burton, HBS B.2.0 
 6. O''Riley, Super C.2.0 
 7. Buck, Super City R.2.0 
 8. Ili, Super City R.1.7 
 9. Prewster, HBS B.1.5 
 10. Kenny, HBS B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gareth DAWSON
  Southlan.
  (205-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dawson, Southlan.2.5 
 2. Greene, HBS B.1.5 
 3. Frank, Wellington1.5 
 4. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 5. Bolstad, Super C.0.7 
 6. Salt, Super City R.0.7 
 7. McLeod, Southlan.0.5 
 8. Paringatai, Southl.0.5 
 9. Prewster, HBS B.0.5 
 10. Conklin, Southlan.0.5 



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  NIGERIA   


Warriors, Customs lock horns - by Iwedi Ojinmah



Dodan Warriors will tip off the 2012/2013 basketball season today Friday 26th April, with the last game of the opening day fixtures against Customs.

The Sam Ahmedu boys are likely still hurting: after posting a best-ever 14-0 regular season record in the 2011/2012 season, the Warriors experienced a spectacular collapse in the Super Eight semi finals, losing to the Royal Hoopers, a team they had defeated twice with ease during the regular season.

That loss snatched from Dodan Warriors the one thing they had been working hard for all season, a place in the final, and a chance to test their mettle against Kano Pillars, and qualify for a place on the continent.

Colonel Sam Ahmedu (Rtd), President of Dodan Warriors Basketball, who was lost for words after that defeat, believes his wards have learnt their lesson:
"Last season was an eye opener for most of the guys. We kept telling them that the 14-0 run meant nothing, until the Championship is won.

"Hopefully, they have now learnt that the Super Eight is a different ball game, the experience will stand them in good stead for the new challenge"

That new challenge begins on Friday when they face Customs. Last season, Warriors defeated the Customs 74-65 in the first meeting, and posted a 30 point win - 97-67, in the second meeting.

The Warriors, who have been bolstered by new faces, will look to send a strong message to the rest of the Atlantic Conference, by looking for another blow out in this one.

But as the Warriors already know, this will be just the beginning.

By Tolani Agaba



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.6 
 2. Bowles, San M.24.7 
 3. Dunigan, Air21 E.23.9 
 4. Macklin, Barang.23.9 
 5. Caguioa, Barang.22.8 
 6. Sundov, Rain o.22.1 
 7. David, Global Port21.9 
 8. Dozier, Alaska Aces21.4 
 9. Brock, Guayama21.2 
 10. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces16.6 
 2. Dawson, Meralco16.0 
 3. Brock, Guayama16.0 
 4. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.4 
 5. Macklin, Barang.14.8 
 6. Bowles, San M.14.7 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.5 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.9.0 
 9. Pingris, San M.7.4 
 10. Santos, Petron B.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ross, Meralco9.2 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Casio, Alaska Aces5.5 
 4. Cabagnot, Petron5.2 
 5. Tenorio, Barang.5.2 
 6. Urbiztondo, Barang.5.2 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.8 
 8. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 9. Lee, Rain or Shine4.2 
 10. Villanueva, Barak.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dawson, Meralco3.1 
 2. Tenorio, Barang.2.1 
 3. Barroca, San M.1.9 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.8 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.6 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Urbiztondo, Barang.1.3 
 9. Anthony, Barako B.1.2 
 10. Williams, Talk N.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.8 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.4 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.3 
 4. Dawson, Meralco1.9 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.1 
 8. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 9. Devance, San M.0.9 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 8-4 
 2. Ponce 7-4 
 3. Guayama 7-4 
 4. Quebradillas 6-5 
 5. Guaynabo 5-5 
 6. Humacao 5-5 
 7. Mayaguez 5-7 
 8. San German 4-6 
 9. Bayamon 4-7 
 10. Arecibo 3-7 

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 24: Arecibo - Guaynabo 92-95 OT
Apr. 25: Mayaguez - Bayamon 78-79
Apr. 24: San German - Guayama 78-77
Apr. 25: Ponce - Santurce 75-79

Regular Season: Round 14

Apr. 26: Quebradillas - San German
Apr. 26: Guaynabo - Humacao
Apr. 26: Bayamon - Arecibo
Apr. 27: Ponce - Guaynabo
Apr. 27: Mayaguez - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 LeRoy HICKERSON
  San G.
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Hickerson, San G.20.9 
 2. Harris, Ponce20.5 
 3. Brown, Humacao20.1 
 4. Shannon, Bayamon19.1 
 5. Ayuso, Guaynabo18.8 
 6. Clemente, Humacao18.1 
 7. Efejuku, Mayaguez17.8 
 8. Phillip, Quebradil.17.4 
 9. Vassallo, Arecibo16.7 
 10. Jones, Guayama16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.10.6 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.10.2 
 3. Harris, Ponce9.9 
 4. Ramos, Arecibo9.0 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.7 
 6. Graterol, Arecibo8.5 
 7. Williams, Santurce8.3 
 8. Garcia, San German7.9 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon7.5 
 10. Horne, Humacao7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.7 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.0 
 3. Rivera, Ponce4.9 
 4. Garcia, Quebradill.4.5 
 5. Coronado, Guayama4.2 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 7. Gonzalez, Santurce4.0 
 8. Brown, Humacao3.7 
 9. Pagan, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.2 
 2. Mojica, Bayamon2.0 
 3. Rodriguez, Guayama1.9 
 4. Fortuna, Ponce1.9 
 5. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 6. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 7. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.4 
 8. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.3 
 9. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.3 
 10. Gonzalez, Santur.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Guaya.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Harrellson, Guaya.1.6 
 2. Penn, Humacao1.6 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.4 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon1.2 
 7. Lee, Quebradillas1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Hickerson, San G.1.0 
 10. Orozco, Santurce0.9 


Wins by Atleticos and Mets on Wednesday - by Luis Modestti


Atleticos de San German and Mets de Guaynabo won on Wednesday in BSN.

Atleticos edged Brujos de Guayama 78-77 thanks to a basket by Brian Butch with seconds left. San German made a comeback in the third quarter led by Carlos Strong who netted consecutive three-pointers.

Leroy Hickerson scored 25 points and Strong 19 for the winners who are now 4-6.

Josh Harrellson had 17 points with 15 boards for Brujos who fell from first place and own a 7-4 record.

Mets de Guaynabo defeated Capitanes de Arecibo 95-92 in overtime. Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: USC) scored a three-pointer with 20 seconds left to tie it at 83 and force overtime.

In overtime baskets by Christian Dalmau, Johwen Villegas and another three by Ayuso sentenced Capitanes. Ayuso scored 27 points for Mets.

Games for Thursday, April 25:

Cangrejeros de Santurce at Leones de Ponce
Vaqueros de Bayamon at Indios de Mayaguez



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Standings - D2

Liga I Semifinals Standings
 1. Concordia 0-0 
 2. CSU Galati 0-0 
 3. Politehnica 0-0 
 4. Steaua 0-0 
 5. Stiinta B. 0-0 
 6. Vabova 0-0 
Stage Two Standings

Semi-Finals: Round 1

May. 2: Stiinta B. - Politehnica
May. 2: CSU Galati - Concordia
May. 2: Vabova - Steaua



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Fedor LIKHOLITOV
  Volgograd
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Likholitov, Volgog.17.3 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.16.1 
 3. Chernov, AltajBas.15.9 
 4. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.15.6 
 5. Monroe, Ural E.15.4 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd15.2 
 7. Komissarov, Volgo.14.2 
 8. Kachanko, TE.13.8 
 9. McGhee, Ural E.13.6 
 10. Podkolzin, Novosy.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fedor LIKHOLITOV
  Volgograd
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Likholitov, Volgog.12.1 
 2. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.8.3 
 3. Podkolzin, Novosyb.7.5 
 4. Varlamov, AltajBas.7.3 
 5. Vzdykhalkin, Ryaz.7.3 
 6. Pisarchuk, Sever.7.0 
 7. Makshantsev, Novo.6.9 
 8. Semerninov, Ruskon.6.7 
 9. Denison, Ataman6.6 
 10. Novikov, Sojuz Z.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anton GLAZUNOV
  Ural E.
  (182-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.5