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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: 8.2
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.2 
 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. Planinic, Maccabi6.1 
 8. Saric, Cibona6.1 
 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. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.6 
 5. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea1.6 
 7. White, Radnicki KG1.5 
 8. Worthington, Radni.1.4 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.4 
 10. Travis, Zadar1.4 
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, Partizan1.0 
 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 


Adriatic League: Partizan bags the trophy! - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Crvena Zvezda 71:63

Partizan is the new Adriatic League champion! They edged their Serbian archrivals Crvena Zvezda to clinch the trophy tonight. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) and Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 15 points each to lead Partizan.
Partizan opened the game on a 7:0 run but Crvena Zvezda were quick to respond. They strongly finished the quarter to take an 18:14 lead. Partizan regained the lead early in the second frame. However Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) gave Crvena Zvezda a 27:22 lead. Savovic capped the half with a bucket as Crvena Zvezda gained a 32:25 lead. Partizan made their push midway through the third quarter. Leo Westermann ignited a 10:0 run as Partizan accumulated a 45:38 lead. They secured a 50:45 advantage heading into the fourth period. Bogdanovic made it 53:45 early in the final frame. Igor Rakocevic tried to keep Crvena Zvezda within striking distance but Leo Westermann and Lauvergne maintained the lead for Partizan. Lauvergne made it 67:57 for Partizan within the final two minutes. Crvena Zvezda failed to get within threatening distance as Partizan marched to the victory at the end. Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) netted 9 points, while Bogdanovic added 8 points in the winning effort. Rasko Katic answered with 19 points for Crvena Zvezda. Igor Rakocevic and DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) had 14 points apiece in the loss.

Partizan: Davis Bertans 15, Leo Westermann 15, Dejan Musli 9
Crvena Zvezda: Rasko Katic 19, Igor Rakocevic 14, DeMarcus Nelson 14



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - Liga B

Torneo Federal Stage Two Standings
Capital Bonaerense
 1. Estudiantes O. 17-5 
 2. Independ.Tan. 14-8 
 3. Ferrocarril O. 13-9 
 4. San Martin J. 13-9 
 5. Estudiantes LP 12-10 
 6. Velez Sarsfield 12-10 
 7. Villa Mitre 12-10 
 8. P.Echague 8-14 
 9. Union Vecinal 5-17 
 10. G.E.V.P. 4-18 
Centro Oeste
 1. Barrio Parque 19-3 
 2. El Chorrillero 16-6 
 3. Facundo 16-6 
 4. Tiro Federal 12-10 
 5. Espanola SL 10-12 
 6. Rivadavia Mnd 10-12 
 7. Anzorena 9-13 
 8. San Martin LR 7-15 
 9. Olimpia C. 6-16 
 10. Atenas Mend. 5-17 
Litoral
 1. Penarol Tala 14-8 
 2. Rosario Tala 14-8 
 3. Regatas Con. 13-9 
 4. Sportmen 13-9 
 5. Union SF 13-9 
 6. Atletico Argen. 12-10 
 7. Sportivo LP 12-10 
 8. Firmat FC SF 10-12 
 9. Brown 9-13 
 10. Ferrocarril C. 9-13 
 11. Racing G. 8-14 
 12. Alma Juniors 5-17 
Nor-Noreste
 1. UNCAus S.Pena 17-5 
 2. Tokio Posadas 15-7 
 3. N.Avellaneda 13-9 
 4. Talleres TV 13-9 
 5. Hindu 12-10 
 6. Santa Rita 12-10 
 7. Sarmiento F. 12-10 
 8. Independ.Tuc. 10-12 
 9. Union Oran 8-14 
 10. Regatas Res. 7-15 
 11. El Bordo 3-19 
Patagonia
 1. Hispano Am. 17-5 
 2. Deportivo R. 12-10 
 3. Perfora 12-10 
 4. Atletico Regina 11-11 
 5. Progreso Roca 11-11 
 6. All Boys SR 3-19 
Stage One Standings


Sam Clancy (ex Olimpico LB) agreed terms with Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American center Sam Clancy (202-109kg-80, college: USC). He played recently at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda in Argentinian LigaA. In 43 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2spg and 1.7bpg this season. The last season Clancy played at 9 de Julio (LigaA) in Argentina. In 19 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg. He also played at Atenas (LigaA) in Argentinian league that season. In 10 games he averaged 8.8ppg and 6.7rpg. The other team Clancy played that season for was Southeast Hoopstars in U.S. semi-pro league UBA. In 10 games he averaged 8.8ppg and 6.7rpg.
The previous (2011) summer he played at Brujos (BSN) in Puerto Rican league. In 5 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.4bpg. The last (2011) season Clancy played at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel. In 30 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Clancy also played 8 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.9ppg and 5.9rpg.
In 2002 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former University of Southern California staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award back in 2008.
Clancy is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece, Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Spain, France (Le Mans), Israel (Bnei Hasharon), South Korea (ET Land Elephants) and UBA (SE Hoopstars).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Top rebounder, shot blocker and consistent scorer from the post. He does an extremely good job on the boards and defensively. Runs the floor exceptionally well, have great body strength and has improved his free throw percentages. Clancy is an experienced, mature player who is completely team and results oriented.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Petron Blaze 15-3 
 2 Satria Muda 13-5 
 3 KL Dragons 10-8 
 4 Singapore S. 6-11 
 5 Thailand S. 6-12 
 6 Saigon H. 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Apr. 26: Satria Muda - KL Dragons 85-86
Apr. 27: Petron Blaze - Saigon H. 71-69
Apr. 24: Thailand S. - Petron Blaze 70-78
Apr. 24: Saigon H. - Satria Muda 63-77
Apr. 28: Singapore S. - Thailand S.



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  BELARUS   

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Eagles
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Rutkauskas, Eagles21.5 
 2. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel20.3 
 3. Konate, Svisloch18.4 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch15.7 
 5. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.0 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.6 
 7. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon13.6 
 9. Ignatiev, Impuls B.12.1 
 10. Khodov, Sozh Gom.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.2 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.0 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 5. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.9.0 
 6. Plivda, Rubon8.8 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.3 
 8. Ignatiev, Impuls B.6.6 
 9. Sharamet, Borisfen6.4 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.8 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.6 
 2. Polyulyak, Svisloch5.4 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.9 
 5. Dolenko, Svisloch4.8 
 6. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 7. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.3.8 
 8. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.2 
 9. Kryukov, Borisfen3.0 
 10. Tatur, Borisfen3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Akulich, Rubon2.8 
 2. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 3. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.2.3 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.3 
 5. Konate, Svisloch2.2 
 6. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 7. Malkov, Grodno-932.2 
 8. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.1 
 9. Indrikov, Rubon2.0 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yaraslau KURAPAU
  Tsmoki.
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 4. Viaroukin, Sozh Go.0.0 
 5. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 6. Vashkevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 8. Tatur, Borisfen0.0 
 9. Korneenkov, Svisl.0.0 
 10. Sugonyako, Tsmok.0.0 



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  BELGIUM   

D3 Standings

Division III Standings
Group A
 1. Turuka 21-5 
 2. Soba 18-8 
 3. Ninane 17-9 
 4. Oxaco 17-9 
 5. BAVI 15-11 
 6. Ekeren 14-12 
 7. Willebroek 13-13 
 8. Neufchateau 12-14 
 9. Esneux 11-15 
 10. Pepinster 2 10-16 
 11. Lommel 9-17 
 12. United Woluwe 9-17 
 13. Loyers 8-18 
 14. Natoye 8-18 
Group B
 1. Aalst 19-7 
 2. Melsele 19-7 
 3. Wevelgem 19-7 
 4. Oostkamp 16-10 
 5. Falco Gent 15-11 
 6. Gistel 15-11 
 7. Ieper 14-12 
 8. De Pinte 12-14 
 9. Kortrijk 12-14 
 10. Lambusart 12-14 
 11. Knokke-Heist 10-16 
 12. Nivelles 9-17 
 13. Kain 8-18 
 14. Carnieres 2-20 



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

Division I Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Igokea 6-1 
 2. Siroki WWin 6-1 
 3. Bosna 3-4 
 4. Mladost 3-4 
 5. Radnik B. 2-5 
 6. Capljina 1-6 
Places 7-14
 1. Zrinjski HT 11-11 
 2. Varda HE 10-12 
 3. Leotar 10-12 
 4. Posusje 9-13 
 5. Kakanj 9-13 
 6. Borac Nektar 8-14 
 7. Vogosca 8-14 
 8. Servitium 6-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 8

Apr. 30: Radnik B. - Igokea
Apr. 30: Mladost - Capljina
May. 1: Siroki WWin - Bosna



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  CBL   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Apr. 27: St.Louis H. - Bowling Green H. 108-97

Regular Season: Round 5

May. 3: Bowling Green H. - St.Louis H.
May. 3: Dayton A.S. - River City P.



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Bambuqueros 5-1 
 2. Piratas 4-2 
 3. Once Caldas 3-3 
 4. Bucaros 3-3 
 5. Aguilas 2-4 
 6. Academia 1-5 
Places 7-8
 1. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 2. Halcones 6-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Apr. 27: Aguilas - Bucaros 85-119
Apr. 27: Once Caldas - Bambuqueros 64-76
Apr. 27: Piratas - Academia 104-94

Second Stage: Round 7

Apr. 29: Bambuqueros - Piratas
Apr. 29: Academia - Aguilas
Apr. 29: Bucaros - Once Caldas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Bambuqueros
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.5 
 2. Thomas, Piratas22.2 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.20.5 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Halcones18.6 
 7. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 8. Brooks, Bucaros18.1 
 9. Gilbert, Bucaros18.0 
 10. Jordan, Once Cal.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.7 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.3 
 3. Northern, Halcones10.9 
 4. Smith, Aguilas8.9 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 6. Blue, Academia8.6 
 7. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 8. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.6.0 
 10. Arteaga, Piratas5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Moreno, Piratas5.6 
 2. Mayfield, Aguilas5.4 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.8 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.6 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.5 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Bacci, Aguilas3.5 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 9. Jordan, Once Cald.3.4 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.1 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.9 
 3. Mayfield, Aguilas1.7 
 4. Jordan, Once Cald.1.6 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 6. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 7. Garris, Once Caldas1.4 
 8. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 9. Mendez, Piratas1.2 
 10. Cortes, Once Cal.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Halcones
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Halcones2.2 
 2. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 3. Farley, Academia0.8 
 4. Hernandez, Bucaros0.6 
 5. Smith, Aguilas0.6 
 6. Blue, Academia0.6 
 7. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 8. Aragon, Academia0.5 
 9. Culver, Caribbea.0.5 
 10. Baquero, Halcones0.5 


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 5 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Academia under lot of pressure to reach a victory played an aggressive game and leaded by a great double double of the american power forward Brandon Crawford (201-F-84, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Albion) defeated the Piratas de Bogot in the capital, despite a bad start in the first quarter , took new energy and improved its defensive effort to get the partial results in the following quarters and win the game.
Piratas de Bogot 86 T. Thomas 26 pts, L. Mendez 18 pts.
Academia de la Montana 97 N. Aragon 23 pts, B. Crawford 20 pts + 22 rebs

Bukaros fall for the third straight game, an unknown situation for the yellow squad, this time the Aguilas de Tunja playing its best in the second phase defeated the current champions, Quentin Smith with 8 seconds left broke the tie with a couple of free throws, Bukaros had a last chance to win but waited the position with an turnover.
Aguilas de Tunja 73 Y. Fernandez 19 pts, J. Corpus 14 pts.
Bukaros Freskaleche 71 L. Gilbert 22 pts, P. Brooks 14 pts

Manizales OC achieved a great victory against the leaders of the tournament the Bambuqueros, the OC reached the lead in the last quarter and with good ball control keep it ahead until the end, Garris and Cortez were the best in the OC.
Manizales OC 82 J. Garris 19 pts, C. Cortez 14 pts
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 76 R. Newsome 21 pts + 11 rebs, S. Ortiz 12 pts.




Colombian DPB round 5 (Second Stage) best performance: Brandon Crawford - by Eurobasket News

American forward Brandon Crawford (201-F-84, agency: Dream Team Management) had a very impressive game in the last round for Academia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Second Stage).
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 22 rebounds, while his team beat Piratas (#3, 3-2) 97-86. Academia maintains the 6th position in Colombian DPB. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded just one victory. Crawford just recently signed at Academia, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Brandon Crawford averages this season 15.2ppg and 11.6rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84) of Piratas. Thomas had a very good evening with 26 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Piratas lost that game 86-97 to the lower-ranked Academia (#6, 1-4). This loss caused Piratas to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Thomas is one of the most experienced players at Piratas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.8ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 4.9rpg and 3.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Reque Newsome (204-C-81) of league's top team Bambuqueros. Newsome scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Newsome's great performance Bambuqueros lost 76-82 to #2 ranked Once Caldas. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Bambuqueros had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Newsome's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Newsome has a very solid season. In 4 games in Colombia he scored 12.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Leonard Mendez (196-G-87) of Piratas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Justin Garris (196-F/G-89) of Once Caldas - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Lawrence Gilbert (200-F-86) of Bucaros - 22 points
7. Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84) of Once Caldas - 14 points and 7 rebounds
8. Norbey Aragon (194-F/G-78) of Academia - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Jared Corpus (193-F) of Aguilas - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Yader Fernandez (197-F-82) of Aguilas - 19 points, 7 rebounds 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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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cibona 8-1 
 2. Cedevita 7-2 
 3. Zadar 6-3 
 4. Jolly 5-4 
 5. Kvarner 2010 4-5 
 6. KK Split 4-5 
 7. KK Zagreb 2-7 
 8. Alkar Sinj 0-9 
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 9

Apr. 27: Cedevita - KK Zagreb 94-87
Apr. 27: Zadar - Cibona 86-87
Apr. 27: Jolly - KK Split 70-61
Apr. 27: Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 53-62

Second Stage: Round 10

Apr. 30: Cibona - Alkar Sinj
Apr. 30: Kvarner 2010 - Jolly
Apr. 30: KK Split - Cedevita
Apr. 30: KK Zagreb - Zadar


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 Zagreb15.6 
 4. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 7. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 8. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik14.4 
 10. Skific, Kvarner14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.2 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.2 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 7. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 8. Ross, Jolly5.2 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.1 
 10. Halilovic, KK Za.4.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.2 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Car, KK Zagreb3.3 
 7. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 10. Rembert, Krizevci2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Ross, Jolly2.9 
 2. Car, KK Zagreb1.7 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 4. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 5. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 6. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 9. Petrovic, KK Zagreb1.3 
 10. Mrva, Jolly1.3 
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. Halilovic, KK Za.0.7 
 6. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 7. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 8. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.6 
 9. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 10. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 


B Liga Standings

B Liga Standings
Center
 1. Zapad 17-1 
 2. Podsused 14-5 
 3. Medvescak 13-6 
 4. Sisak 10-9 
 5. Fortuna 9-9 
 6. Ivanic 9-10 
 7. Jaska 6-13 
 8. Petrinja 6-13 
 9. Auctor 5-14 
 10. Savia 5-14 
 11. Maksimir 4-6 
 12. Duga Resa 0-0 
East
 1. Rekord Tim 17-3 
 2. Hrvatski Sokol 11-9 
 3. Nasice 10-10 
 4. SK Sedan 9-11 
 5. SK Vukovar 8-12 
 6. Pozega 7-8 
 7. Orahovica 7-13 
 8. Beli Manastir 6-10 
 9. Slavonija 0-0 
 10. Strmac 0-0 
 11. Ilok 0-20 
West
 1. Sukosan 10-12 
 2. Amfora 0-0 
 3. D.Petrovic 0-0 
 4. Dalmatia Lions 0-0 
 5. Dalvin 0-0 
 6. Jolly-JBS-J.B. 0-0 
 7. Mislav 0-0 
 8. Otok Ugljan 0-0 


Croatian A1 round 9 (Second Stage) best performance: Ivica Radic - by Eurobasket News

Forward Ivica Radic (208-F-90) had a great game in the last round for Kvarner 2010, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (15 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Alkar Sinj (#8, 0-9), Second Stage botton-ranked team 62-53. Kvarner 2010 is placed at 5th position in Croatian A1. Kvarner 2010 is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 5th lost game this season out of 9 games. Radic turned to be Kvarner 2010's top player in his first season with the team. Ivica Radic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 14.9ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 7.2rpg) and averages impressive 54.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of KK Split. Sobin had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as KK Split lost that game 61-70 to slightly higher-ranked Jolly (#4, 5-4). This loss caused KK Split to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-5 record. Sobin is one of the most experienced players at KK Split and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of KK Zagreb (#7). Halilovic scored 20 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Halilovic's great performance KK Zagreb lost 87-94 to the higher-ranked Cedevita (#2, 7-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. KK Zagreb can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Halilovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Halilovic has a very solid season. In 20 games in Croatia he scored 8.7ppg. He also has 4.9rpg and FGP: 53.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93) of Zadar - 24 points and 5 rebounds
5. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81) of Cibona - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) of Cedevita - 15 points and 5 rebounds
7. Mate Mrva (195-F-83) of Jolly - 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ante Delas (200-G/F-88) of Zadar - 24 points and 3 rebounds
9. Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Karlo Zganec (205-F/C-95) of KK Zagreb - 11 points, 6 rebounds 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)



A1 Round 9 (Second Stage): Cibona defeats KK Zadar in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 9 in the A1 took place in Zadar. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best KK Zadar (6-3) to first ranked Cibona (8-1) 87-86 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 21-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) stepped up and scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) with 24 points and 5 rebounds. KK Zadar's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Cibona are looking forward to face Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zadar will play against KK Zagreb (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Zagreb: Cedevita (#2) and KK Zagreb (#7). Cedevita (7-2) won against visiting KK Zagreb (2-7) 94-87. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Miro Bilan accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Bosnian forward Miralem Halilovic (205-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds for KK Zagreb in the defeat. Cedevita maintains second place with 7-2 record behind leader Djuro Djakovic. KK Zagreb at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Cedevita will play against KK Split (#6) on the road in the next round. KK Zagreb will play against KK Zadar and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Alkar Sinj (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to sixth ranked Kvarner 2010 (4-5) 62-53 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Ivica Radic who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Zeljko Zupic who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KK Split. Loser Alkar Sinj still closes the standings with nine games lost. Kvarner 2010 will meet at home higher ranked Jolly (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's leader Cibona (#1) in Zagreb and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Sibenik was also worth to mention about. 4th placed KK Split (4-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Jolly (5-4). Jolly managed to secure a 9-point victory 70-61. It was a good game for Ronald Ross who led his team to a victory with 21 points. Jolly's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Jolly moved-up to fourth place. KK Split at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be Kvarner 2010 (#5) in Rijeka. KK Split will play at home against the league's second-placed Cedevita in Zagreb.


Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 53-62

Bottom-ranked Alkar Sinj (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to sixth ranked Kvarner 2010 (4-5) 62-53 on Saturday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Kvarner 2010 forced 21 Alkar Sinj turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Ivica Radic (208-90) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds and Josip Matic (202-92) added 3 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KK Split. Loser Alkar Sinj still closes the standings with nine games lost. Kvarner 2010 will meet at home higher ranked Jolly (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's leader Cibona (#1) in Zagreb and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 15+9reb+1ast, D.Cinac 10+8reb, J.Skific 9+4reb+1ast, H.Sirko 8+2reb, B.Krivec 8+4reb+4ast, D.Stipcic 7+1reb
Alkar Sinj: Z.Zupic 10+8reb+1ast, S.Modric 7+3reb+1ast, N.Gaurina 7+4reb, L.Zitko 6+2reb, M.Modric 6+2reb, R.Jugo 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 236381


Jolly - KK Split 70-61

The game in Sibenik was also worth to mention about. 4th placed KK Split (4-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Jolly (5-4). Jolly managed to secure a 9-point victory 70-61. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 19-13 KK Split's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 70-61 at the end of the game. It was a good game for American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: LUMANI 10.7) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jolly's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Toni Katic (188-92) added 10 points in the effort for KK Split. Jolly moved-up to fourth place. KK Split at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be Kvarner 2010 (#5) in Rijeka. KK Split will play at home against the league's second-placed Cedevita in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 21+2reb+2ast, D.Butorac 12+3ast, D.Vrsaljko 12+2reb+1ast, M.Mrva 8+10reb+4ast, L.Katura 7+7reb, L.Petkovic 5+3reb+4ast
KK Split: J.Sobin 25+11reb+3ast, P.Marinelli 10+1reb+2ast, T.Katic 10+2reb+1ast, I.Bender 8+4reb, I.Siriscevic 4+7reb+2ast, F.Kraljevic 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 236380


Cedevita - KK Zagreb 94-87

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Zagreb: Cedevita (#2) and KK Zagreb (#7). Cedevita (7-2) won against visiting KK Zagreb (2-7) 94-87. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-17. But KK Zagreb won second period 25-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and center Miro Bilan (215-89) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Bosnian forward Miralem Halilovic (205-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and international Marko Car (188-85) added 16 points and 6 assists respectively for KK Zagreb in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cedevita maintains second place with 7-2 record behind leader Djuro Djakovic. KK Zagreb at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Cedevita will play against KK Split (#6) on the road in the next round. KK Zagreb will play against KK Zadar and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: P.Suput 16+3reb+3ast, M.Bilan 15+5reb+1ast, M.Bazdaric 14+4reb+1ast, M.Tomas 12+4reb+4ast, V.Ilievski 10+3ast, D.Kitchen 7+2reb+2ast
KK Zagreb: A.Krapic 22+2reb, M.Halilovic 20+14reb+2ast, M.Car 16+3reb+6ast, K.Zganec 11+6reb+5ast, N.Garma 9, I.Milekovic 5+1ast
gschID: 236379


Zadar - Cibona 86-87

The most exciting game of round 9 in the A1 took place in Zadar. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best KK Zadar (6-3) to first ranked Cibona (8-1) 87-86 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 21-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) stepped up and scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) with 24 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Ante Delas (200-88) scored 24 points. KK Zadar's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Cibona are looking forward to face Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zadar will play against KK Zagreb (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Cibona: J.Blassingame 19+7reb+6ast, D.Strawberry 14+5reb+3ast, A.Zizic 14+2reb, D.Saric 11+10reb, H.Kovacevic 9+4reb+1ast, S.Nicevic 8+1reb
Zadar: M.Ramljak 24+5reb+1ast, A.Delas 24+3reb+1ast, R.Travis 13+5reb+1ast, I.Ivanov 6+4reb+1ast, T.Prostran 5+1ast, F.Kastropil 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 236378



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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.4 
 5. Fields, Levice16.8 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.15.8 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.6 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.7 
 5. Kohout, BK Prost.7.4 
 6. Simmons, Levice7.4 
 7. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.2 
 8. Nuhanovic, Levice7.2 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
 10. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.7 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.4 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.3 
 7. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. Carter, CEZ N.4.1 
 10. McFadden, Usti n.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.1 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin1.9 
 6. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
 10. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 9. Kramny, B&W Opava0.8 
 10. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 


NBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 96-72

NH Ostrava shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Five NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward David Machac (205-80) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and Puerto Rican-American guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) added 16 points respectively. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: A.Dufault 21+8reb+1ast, R.Ames 18+2reb+4ast, J.Wilson 17+12reb+1ast, A.Ciz 13+1reb+5ast, M.Gniadek 10+3reb+1ast, J.Stehlik 9+1reb+1ast
BC Kolin: D.Radulovic 16+2reb, E.Ubilla 16+2reb+3ast, D.Machac 14+13reb+1ast, S.Zuzak 7+2reb, U.Benacek 7+2reb, M.Kriz 4+5reb
gschID: 239760


BK Prostejov - Levice 81-80

BK Prostejov made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Levice helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for forward Ondrej Kohout (204-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import point guard Willie Kemp (188-87, college: Memphis) scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: J.Bohacik 17+5reb, O.Kohout 16+7reb+1ast, D.Pandula 15+4reb, K.Svrdlik 12+6reb+2ast, P.Slezak 9+4reb+4ast, R.Marko 6+2reb+3ast
Levice: B.Fields 23+10reb, W.Kemp 17+5reb+5ast, B.Addison 15+8reb, J.Simmons 13+7reb+2ast, S.Nuhanovic 4, R.Nuber 4+1ast
gschID: 239759


BK Decin - BK Pardubice 90-81

BK Decin forced 21 BK Pardubice turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Jakub Houska (207-82) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) chipped in 13 points and 8 assists. Five BK Decin players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) who recorded 27 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and international point guard Michal Carnecky (184-85) added 10 points and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: J.Houska 27+10reb+2ast, L.Sanders 13+3reb+8ast, P.Pope 13+3reb+8ast, M.Soukup 13+4reb+2ast, L.Stria 10+2reb+3ast, J.Kasa 5+2reb
BK Pardubice: T.Nelson 27+5reb, E.Zabas 16+4reb, M.Carnecky 10+4reb+6ast, C.Muirhead 9+3reb+1ast, Z.Pospisil 7+6reb+1ast, L.Kotas 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 239758


CEZ Nymburk - USK Praha 100-48

CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to USK Praha's 32 and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded USK Praha 50-25 including a 39-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. CEZ Nymburk players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, agency: Warren Sports International) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (perfect from the field making all six shots). His fellow American import point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) came up with 12 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Michal Mares (192-92) added 14 points respectively for USK Praha in the defeat.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: T.Carter 19+5reb+1ast, A.Naymick 14+12reb+1ast, P.Houska 12+5reb, R.Rancik 10+4reb+4ast, P.Benda 10+3reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 8+5reb+2ast
USK Praha: M.Mares 14+3reb+2ast, B.Meno 12+6reb+1ast, J.Slavik 9+4reb+1ast, J.Stariat 8+3reb, D.Fait 3, S.Votroubek 2+8reb+1ast
gschID: 239757



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Arecibo
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Arecibo22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Oklah.Ci.21.2 
 4. Goudelock, LA La.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. Nichols, Arecibo18.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn18.6 
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. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 6. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 7. Murry, Rio G.1.8 
 8. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 9. Leslie, Santa C.1.7 
 10. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
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. Armstrong, Santa C.2.3 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Williams, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 


Sixers' D-League team to be known as Delaware 87ers - by Eurobasket News

Philadelphia 76ers managing owner Josh Harris announced today that the team has purchased an NBA Development League franchise, and the new team will play its home games at the University of Delawares Bob Carpenter Center. The Delaware 87ers will be the 17th team in the D-League, which has franchises stretching from Portland, Maine, to El Segundo, Calif. The 87ers will play a 50-game schedule that runs from November through April, with 24 home games, 24 road games and two games played at a neutral site. The official schedule will be released in August. 76ers CEO Adam Aron said the 87ers paid UD a flat fee for the use of the Bob but would not disclose the amount. The 87ers will be the only D-League team playing in a college arena. Aron said the new team will soon begin searching for office space in Wilmington and expects to employ 20 to 40 people in Delaware, with more part-time employees working on game nights. Aron said ticket prices will range from $9-$29, with the exception of courtside seats, which could go for $100 or more per game. Season tickets will be available at a 20 percent discount over individual game prices. The D-League is the NBAs only minor league. The 87ers will have a 10-man roster. Up to three of those players may be assigned to the team by the 76ers, with the rest coming from the D-League draft. All players not specifically under contract with the 76ers will be free agents, eligible to be signed at any time by the 76ers or any other NBA team. D-League President Dan Reed said that 30 percent of the current players in the NBA have D-League experience, including current 76ers Dorell Wright (6'9''-F-85), Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89, college: Washington) and Arnett Moultrie (6'11''-PF-90, agency: David Lee services, college: Mississippi St.). Reed said 132 players currently on NBA rosters have played in the D-League, with the most notable being Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-PG-88, college: Harvard). The 87ers will wear red, white and blue, just like the 76ers. Their new logo looks just like the 76ers logo, with the 76 in the middle of the basketball being replaced by an 87. The 87ers team name was selected in recognition of Delaware being the first state to ratify the United States Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. Just as the 76ers are commonly shortened to the Sixers, the 87ers hope to become commonly known as the Sevens. The 87ers new website, which is up and running, is sevens.com. With the purchase, the Sixers will become the sixth NBA team with 100 percent ownership of their D-League affiliate, joining the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers acquired operating rights that previously were held by the Utah Flash, a team that went on hiatus two seasons ago, a team release said.
Courtesy of: delawareonline.com



Rio Grande Valley Vipers Capture 2012-13 NBA Develpoment League - by Eurobasket News

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors 102-91 to capture the 2012-13 NBA Development League Championship for the second time in four seasons. The Vipers were led by D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's)'s game-high 27 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists, while Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91, college: Georgia Tech), Jr. chipped in 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Warriors' Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia) scored a team-high 16 points and added 13 rebounds in defeat. The Vipers dominated the first half, leading by as many as 17 points as Rice, Jr. and Kennedy combined for 33 of the team's 56 points heading into the halftime break. Santa Cruz was led by Jeremy Tyler, who was four-of-five from the floor, scoring 10 points in the second quarter. The Warriors charged out of the halftime break, outscoring the Vipers 26-17 in the period on the back of eight Travis Leslie points, his first of the game. Santa Cruz cut the Rio Grande Valley lead to as few as five points, 69-64, with 2:00 minutes to play in the third before settling for a six point deficit at the end of three, 73-67. Scott Machado (6'1''-PG-90, college: Iona) scored six points as part of a 12-0 Warriors run in the opening five minutes of the fourth quarter, taking Santa Cruz on his back and leading the team to a one-point disadvantage, 82-81 with 7:31 to play. The next two minutes of the game were all Vipers, though, with Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89, college: Wichita St.), Tyler Honeycutt and Kennedy connecting on back-to-back-to-back buckets, scoring a quick six points and stretching the Rio Grande Valley's lead to seven, 88-81, with 5:28 to play in the game. From there, the teams traded buckets before a Rice three pointer gave his team a 93-88 advantage. The Vipers never looked back en route to the Championship win. For Rio Grande Valley, Murry finished with 13 points and Mike Singletary scored 10 in the win, while Machado finished with 15 off the bench for Santa Cruz.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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  EGYPT   


Sporting makes History - by Mohamed Ramadan

A few minutes ago in Police United indoor stadium, Alexandria Sporting club has edged past Ittihad in an overtime thriller beating them 91 - 87 to win for their first time ever Egyptian Cup, League Season, & Egyptian Super League in the same year.

Before the end of the official time Ittihad was trailed by 3 points, until Muhannad Al Sabbagh hit a 3 pointer beating the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The performance of this match was no doubt the best all over the season. Wael Badr was the star of the game, despite turning 35 this year he's still the best point guard in the country. Coach Ahmed Marei dominated the league by his up tempo style game, he made excellent chemistry between veteran stars Ahmed Mounir, Mohamed El-Kerdany, & Wael Badr with his other young talented players.

Ittihad fought hard and developed their offensive game a lot compared to their performance in the regular season games. Missing star player Moamen Abu El-Eineen affected the performance of the team.



Sporting makes History - by Mohamed Ramadan

A few minutes ago in Police United indoor stadium, Alexandria Sporting club has edged past Ittihad in an overtime thriller beating them 91 - 87 to win for their first time ever Egyptian Cup, League Season, & Egyptian Super League in the same year.

Before the end of the official time Ittihad was trailed by 3 points, until Muhannad El-Sabbagh hit a 3 pointer beating the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The performance of this match was no doubt the best all over the season. Wael Badr was the star of the game, despite turning 35 this year he's still the best point guard in the country. Coach Ahmed Marei dominated the league by his up tempo style game, he made excellent chemistry between veteran stars Ahmed Mounir, Mohamed El-Kerdany, & Wael Badr with his other young talented players.

Ittihad fought hard and developed their offensive game a lot compared to their performance in the regular season games. Missing star player Moamen Abu El-Eineen affected the performance of the team.



Sporting makes History - by Mohamed Ramadan

A few minutes ago in Police United indoor stadium, Alexandria Sporting club has edged past Ittihad in an overtime thriller beating them 91 - 87 to win for their first time ever Egyptian Cup, League Season, & Egyptian Super League in the same year.

Before the end of the official time Ittihad was trailed by 3 points, until Muhannad El-Sabbagh hit a 3 pointer beating the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The performance of this match was no doubt the best all over the season. Wael Badr was the star of the game, despite turning 35 this year he's still the best point guard in the country. Coach Ahmed Marei dominated the league by his up tempo style game, he made excellent chemistry between veteran stars Ahmed Mounir, Mohamed El-Kerdany, & Wael Badr with his other young talented players.

Ittihad fought hard and developed their offensive game a lot compared to their performance in the regular season games. Missing star player Moamen Abu El-Eineen affected the performance of the team.



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.8 
 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. Burgess, FoKoPo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.1 
 3. Giles, KTP9.6 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki9.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 6. Quaintance, Kauha.9.4 
 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. Holloway, Namika3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Quaintance, Kauha.2.2 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Kauha.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Quaintance, Kauha.1.4 
 2. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 3. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 5. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 8. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.9 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 10. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Bisons and KTP are rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Semi-finals, Game # 2: Bisons (Loimaa) and KTP (Kotka) are rolling towards this season Finals. Bisons visiting tonight in Kauhajoki, Pohjanmaa and defeating local Karhu by three 90-93 (39-44). Quarters: 22-23, 17-21, 30-23, 21-26. It was SF Matti Nuutinen (200-PF-90), who was hot during the opening quarter. Nuutinen netted 17 out of Bisons 23 points (treys 5/5). There were 11 lead changes as well as 11 ties in this contest, but Karhu had to admit again: Last season Finnish Champion and this year regular season winner is too tough. Bisons - Karhu now 2-0.
In Kotka local KTP beat Kataja (Joensuu) second time and is leading now 2-0. This time the game was almost a thriller, but KTP was stronger at the end: 90-84 (39-39). Quarters: 21-19, 18-20, 26-19, 25-26.
KTP had five players in double digits. KTP had also an advantage concerning the FTs: 21/25 from the FT-line, when Kataja had only 12 FTs, 10 made. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) led KTP with 20 pts. Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) led Kataja with a double-double 24pts/11rbs.
Next games on Monday, April 29: Bisons vs Karhu and Kataja vs KTP.

Karhu - Bisons 90-93 (39-44). (Giordan Watson 25, Haminn Quaintance 20/11, J'Nathan Bullock 12 - Matti Nuutinen 19, Ryan McDade 17/9, Martin Zeno 16. A: 1011).
KTP - Kataja 90-84 (39-39). (Timo Heinonen 20, Sefton Barrett 18, Devonne Giles 16/10 - Dan Coleman 24/11, Jonte Flowers 18, Johnell Smith 18. A: 1376).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Gravelines 20-9 
 2. Strasbourg 18-11 
 3. Chalon 18-11 
 4. Roanne 17-12 
 5. ASVEL 17-12 
 6. Le Mans 16-13 
 7. Nanterre 15-14 
 8. Cholet 15-14 
 9. Orleans 14-15 
 10. Dijon 14-15 
 11. Le Havre 13-16 
 12. Paris-Levallois 13-16 
 13. Limoges 12-17 
 14. Nancy 11-18 
 15. Boulazac 10-19 
 16. Poitiers 9-20 

Regular Season: Round 29

Apr. 27: Roanne - Nancy 89-63
Apr. 27: Boulazac - Limoges 85-73
Apr. 27: Le Mans - Poitiers 84-92
Apr. 27: Cholet - Orleans 82-51
Apr. 27: Paris-Levallois - ASVEL 78-84
Apr. 27: Chalon - Le Havre 78-83
Apr. 27: Nanterre - Strasbourg 69-79
Apr. 27: Gravelines - Dijon 68-65

Regular Season: Round 30

Apr. 30: ASVEL - Chalon
Apr. 30: Nancy - Le Mans
Apr. 30: Strasbourg - Gravelines
Apr. 30: Dijon - Cholet
Apr. 30: Le Havre - Boulazac
Apr. 30: Poitiers - Roanne
Apr. 30: Orleans - Paris-Levallois
Apr. 30: Limoges - Nanterre


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.5 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.1 
 3. King, Selcuk Univ.16.8 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.3 
 5. Ajinca, Strasbourg16.1 
 6. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 7. Williams, Paris-.15.7 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy15.7 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.7 
 10. Green, Orleans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.7 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.7 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 8. Collins, Roanne6.9 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.8 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Selcuk Univ.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. King, Selcuk Univ.7.4 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.7 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Schilb, Chalon5.6 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.0 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.8 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.6 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.4 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.4 
 10. Sangare, Roanne4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Leloup, Dijon2.0 
 3. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.7 
 6. Greene, Orleans1.6 
 7. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 8. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 9. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 10. Campbell, Stras.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.8 
 2. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.6 
 3. Sy, AS.1.2 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.2 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.0 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Issa, Le Mans0.9 
 9. Samnick, Roanne0.8 
 10. Toure, Nancy0.8 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 25-8 
 2. Evreux 24-9 
 3. Chalons-Reims 22-11 
 4. Boulogne 21-12 
 5. Antibes 20-13 
 6. Fos Ouest 20-13 
 7. Le Portel 20-13 
 8. Rouen 19-14 
 9. Bourg 18-15 
 10. Maurienne 17-16 
 11. Lille 17-16 
 12. Hyeres-Toulon 15-18 
 13. St Quentin 14-19 
 14. Denain 13-20 
 15. St Vallier 10-23 
 16. Nantes 10-23 
 17. Bordeaux 7-26 
 18. Charleville 5-28 

Regular Season: Round 33

Apr. 26: Maurienne - Bordeaux 92-75
Apr. 26: Denain - St Quentin 91-69
Apr. 26: Lille - Rouen 88-71
Apr. 26: Charleville - Boulogne 84-93
Apr. 27: St Vallier - Chalons-Reims 80-82 OT
Apr. 26: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Fos Ouest 79-68
Apr. 27: Bourg - Hyeres-Toulon 75-69
Apr. 26: Le Portel - Evreux 72-83
Apr. 26: Nantes - Antibes 59-70

Regular Season: Round 34

Apr. 30: Rouen - Maurienne
Apr. 30: Antibes - Le Portel
Apr. 30: Chalons-Reims - Denain
Apr. 30: Fos Ouest - Lille
Apr. 30: Evreux - Nantes
Apr. 30: Boulogne - Bourg
Apr. 30: St Quentin - St Vallier
Apr. 30: Hyeres-Toulon - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Apr. 30: Bordeaux - Charleville


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Brown, Maurienne21.3 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.6 
 3. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 4. Blue, Antibes18.8 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.7 
 6. Siggers, Strasbourg18.1 
 7. McKines, Rouen17.4 
 8. Sanders, Hermosillo17.2 
 9. Hannah, Evreux17.1 
 10. Hilliard, Antibes17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Wood, Evreux10.4 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne10.0 
 3. Bing, Maurienne9.6 
 4. McKines, Rouen8.9 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin8.8 
 6. Kitts, Denain8.8 
 7. Wyatte, Bordeaux8.4 
 8. Jackson, Pau-La.8.2 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.8 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.3 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel5.9 
 4. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.9 
 5. McIntosh, Feni I.5.4 
 6. Dumas, Bourg5.4 
 7. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 8. Hannah, Evreux5.3 
 9. Da Silva, Rouen5.1 
 10. Calvez, Charlevil.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan MULLINS
  Chalons-.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mullins, Chalons-.2.3 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.3 
 3. Craven, St Vallier2.2 
 4. Flowers, Denain1.9 
 5. Siggers, Strasbourg1.8 
 6. Sonko, Bourg1.8 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 8. Taylor, Le Portel1.7 
 9. Hannah, Evreux1.7 
 10. Hachad, Fos Ouest1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Badiane, Antibes1.8 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.6 
 3. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.1 
 6. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.0 
 7. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 8. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 9. Blue, Antibes1.0 
 10. Sane, Hyeres-Tou.0.9 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Orchy 23-6 
 2. Souffel 20-9 
 3. Vichy 20-9 
 4. Blois 19-10 
 5. Cognac 18-11 
 6. Monaco 18-11 
 7. La Rochelle 17-12 
 8. Quimper 17-13 
 9. Rueil 16-14 
 10. Sorgues 13-16 
 11. Chartres 12-17 
 12. St Chamond 12-17 
 13. Angers BC 49 11-18 
 14. Challans 10-19 
 15. Rennes 7-22 
 16. CFBB 0-29 

Regular Season: Round 33

Apr. 27: Orchy - Blois 89-91
Apr. 27: Monaco - Challans 89-71
Apr. 27: Rueil - Rennes 85-74
Apr. 27: Quimper - Angers BC 49 84-68
Apr. 27: La Rochelle - CFBB 81-67
Apr. 27: St Chamond - Sorgues 72-49
Apr. 27: Cognac - Chartres 59-54

Regular Season: Round 34

May. 11: Rennes - Cognac
May. 11: Blois - Monaco
May. 11: Chartres - St Chamond
May. 11: Sorgues - Souffel
May. 11: CFBB - Vichy
May. 11: Challans - La Rochelle
May. 11: Angers BC 49 - Orchy


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.6 
 2. Cole, La Rochelle17.4 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.1 
 4. Raji, Quimper17.0 
 5. Hill, Angers BC 4916.9 
 6. Pene, Rennes16.4 
 7. Herard, Challans16.2 
 8. Inglis, CFBB16.1 
 9. Petrovic, Orchy16.1 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.1 
 2. Pearson, St Ch.9.5 
 3. Raji, Quimper8.1 
 4. Alingue, Souffel8.0 
 5. Cole, La Rochelle7.8 
 6. Tornato, Blois7.8 
 7. N''Diaye, Souffel7.2 
 8. Inglis, CFBB7.2 
 9. Diame, Rueil7.1 
 10. Sall, Rennes7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Christophe, Monaco6.9 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.4 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.5.1 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.4.8 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.5 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.4 
 8. Sahraoui, La Roche.4.0 
 9. Inglis, CFBB3.9 
 10. Minet, Souffel3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.4 
 2. Davis, Blois2.1 
 3. Bennett, Monaco1.9 
 4. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.6 
 5. Rathieuville, Chal.1.6 
 6. Saounera, Rueil1.6 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.6 
 8. Sall, Rennes1.6 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.6 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. Diame, Rueil1.5 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 5. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 6. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.2 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 9. Smock, CFBB0.8 
 10. Kolb, Quimper0.8 


NM1 Round 33: Leader Orchesien BC loses to Blois - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NM1.

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-6) recorded its sixth loss in Orchies on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Blois (19-10) 91-89. The best player for the winners was guard Gary Staelens (189-84) who scored 25 points. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American Tony Stanley (193-77, college: Dayton) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds. Blois maintains fourth place with 19-10 record. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. Blois are looking forward to face Monaco (#6) at home in the next round. Orchesien BC will play against Angers BC 49 (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-29) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-67 loss to eighth ranked La Rochelle (17-12) in La Rochelle. It was a good game for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Faycal Sahraoui contributed with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. La Rochelle's coach Gregory Thielin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Damien Inglis (203-95) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds for CFBB. La Rochelle moved-up to seventh place. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. La Rochelle will play against Vendee Challans (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against JA Vichy and hopes to get finally their first victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Saint Chamond, where 10th ranked Sorgues (13-16) was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond (12-17) 72-49 on Saturday. Jean-Stephane Rinna stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Ryan Zamroz with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Chartres. Sorgues lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Saint Chamond will meet Chartres (#11) on the road in the next round. Sorgues will play against the league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

Other games of round 33 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Challans was defeated by Monaco in a road game 89-71. Cognac beat Chartres at home 59-54. Rennes lost to Rueil on the opponent's court 74-85. Quimper managed to outperform Angers BC 49 in a home game 84-68.
The best stats of 33th round was 24 points and 6 rebounds by Alex Okafor of Rennes.


La Rochelle - CFBB 81-67

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-29) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-67 loss to eighth ranked La Rochelle (17-12) in La Rochelle. The game was mostly controlled by La Rochelle. CFBB was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. La Rochelle dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 36. It was a good game for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Faycal Sahraoui (188-79) contributed with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. La Rochelle's coach Gregory Thielin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Damien Inglis (203-95) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Paul Rigot (201-95) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for CFBB. La Rochelle moved-up to seventh place. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. La Rochelle will play against Vendee Challans (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against JA Vichy and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: J.Cole 28+10reb+1ast, S.Soliman 12+3reb+1ast, A.Thomson 9+2reb, D.Sylla 8+1reb+2ast, A.M'Boma 7+7reb, F.Sahraoui 6+6reb+5ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 14+6reb+3ast, Y.Smock 13+5reb, P.Rigot 10+8reb, L.Laporal 8+2reb+1ast, E.Ory 7+3reb+1ast, L.Paoletti 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186350


Orchy - Blois 89-91

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-6) recorded its sixth loss in Orchies on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Blois (19-10) 91-89. The best player for the winners was guard Gary Staelens (189-84) who scored 25 points. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American Tony Stanley (193-77, college: Dayton) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Blois and four Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Blois maintains fourth place with 19-10 record. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. Blois are looking forward to face Monaco (#6) at home in the next round. Orchesien BC will play against Angers BC 49 (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Blois: G.Staelens 25+1reb+3ast, V.Kaunisto 18+9reb+1ast, J.Tornato 16+7reb, D.Davis 15+8reb+5ast, P.Brochard 14+1reb+1ast, G.Tacita 3+1reb+1ast
Orchy: T.Stanley 26+7reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 15+6reb+2ast, O.Gouez 14+3reb+1ast, E.Barbry 13+7reb+3ast, R.Malet 11+5ast, R.Brocheray 9+8reb+3ast
gschID: 186349


Monaco - Challans 89-71

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Vendee Challans (10-19) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Monaco (18-11) 89-71 on Saturday. Monaco made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. American center Jason Jones (203-86, college: Northeastern St.) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and guard Moustafa Diallo (187-80) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was center Nils Gouacide (208-84) with 13 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian power forward Povilas Cukinas (210-83) scored 14 points. Monaco moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cognac. Loser Vendee Challans keeps the fourteenth position with 19 games lost. Monaco will meet higher ranked Blois (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vendee Challans will play against La Rochelle (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Monaco: J.Jones 16+9reb, D.Karaibrahimovic 16+3ast, M.Diallo 13+5reb+1ast, O.Bardet 10+2reb, M.Aleksic 9+5reb+4ast, D.Vebobe 9+2reb+1ast
Challans: P.Cukinas 14+4reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 14+3reb+1ast, N.Gouacide 13+5reb+2ast, F.Herard 9+2reb+4ast, S.Mekdad 9+7reb, J.Geay 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 186354


Cognac - Chartres 59-54

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Cognac (18-11) defeated at home 11th ranked Chartres (12-17) 59-54 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 18-2 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cognac dominated on the defensive end, holding Chartres to just 2 points in fourth quarter. Sadio Doucoure (195-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Senegalese power forward Vincent Mendy (204-83) with 11 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian forward Zeljko Bojovic (200-81) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Cognac maintains fifth place with 18-11 record, which they share with Monaco. Loser Chartres keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. They share it with St Chamond. Cognac will meet Union Rennes (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chartres will play against Saint Chamond (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cognac: C.Bertorelle 13+6reb+1ast, S.Doucoure 10+10reb+1ast, J.Ludon 10+8reb, R.Hillotte 8+7reb+2ast, M.Toti 6+4reb+3ast, M.Buval 6+2reb+2ast
Chartres: Z.Bojovic 13+5reb+1ast, V.Mendy 11+7reb+1ast, L.Avramovic 9+6reb+2ast, G.Merie 8+7reb+1ast, M.Ipouck 7+3reb+1ast, A.Boivin 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 186352


St Chamond - Sorgues 72-49

We should mention about the upset which took place in Saint Chamond, where 10th ranked Sorgues (13-16) was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond (12-17) 72-49 on Saturday. Saint Chamond dominated on the defensive end, holding Sorgues to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 32. Saint Chamond forced 20 Sorgues turnovers and outrebounded them 50-37 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds. Four Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's, agency: Players Group) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) scored 14 points. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Chartres. Sorgues lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Saint Chamond will meet Chartres (#11) on the road in the next round. Sorgues will play against the league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Rinna 18+7reb+2ast, I.Bankevics 13+2reb+1ast, B.Rey 12+8reb+2ast, T.Pearson 12+13reb+1ast, J.Landu-Bongo 12+5reb+2ast, E.Sadiku 4+8reb+5ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 17+5reb+3ast, C.Mansare 14+3reb+1ast, X.Pasut 4+10reb+3ast, A.Thinon 4+6reb+3ast, J.Doreau 3+7reb+1ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186348


Rueil - Rennes 85-74

Very expected game when 15th ranked Union Rennes (7-22) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Rueil (16-14) 85-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. Union Rennes managed to win fourth quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rueil forced 23 Union Rennes turnovers and outrebounded Union Rennes 43-31 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Forward Karim Gourari (201-89) stepped up and scored 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Alex Okafor (202-87, college: Princeton) with 24 points and 6 rebounds and Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rueil maintains ninth place with 16-14 record. Union Rennes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. Rueil will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Union Rennes will play against Cognac (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ricard 12+2reb+2ast, K.Gourari 12+7reb+5ast, D.Gentil 11+3reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 10+6reb+3ast, A.Desespringalle 10+6reb+1ast, I.Saounera 8+3reb+3ast
Rennes: A.Okafor 24+6reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 15+6reb+3ast, O.Lamothe 12+2reb+1ast, K.Kittar 10+3reb+1ast, E.Esneu Doguet 6+4reb+1ast, O.Sall 4+5reb+5ast
gschID: 186347


Quimper - Angers BC 49 84-68

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked Quimper UJAP (17-13) beat at home 12th ranked Angers BC 49 (11-18) 84-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. Quimper UJAP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Four Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) with 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward SyPir Traore (204-85) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP maintains eighth place with 17-13 record. Angers BC 49 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Quimper UJAP will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play against the league's leader Orchesien BC (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Quimper: R.Gregoire 19+4reb, C.Raji 17+8reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 17+4reb+6ast, C.Cherry 15+9reb+6ast, J.Moupegnou 7+10reb+2ast, W.Molas 6+2reb
Angers BC 49: S.Traore 17+6reb, A.Hill 16+9reb+1ast, M.Chupin 10+10reb+1ast, L.Gunnarsson 9+6ast, E.De Casabianca 8+3reb+3ast, T.Lonzieme 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 186346



ProB Round 33: Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the twentieth fifth win on Friday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Fos Ouest (20-13) 79-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Fos Ouest. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Fos Ouest managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fos Ouest to just 7 points in first quarter. Pau-Lacq-Orthez forced 19 Fos Ouest turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) who scored 18 points. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who recorded 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-8 record. Fos Ouest at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel.
Fifteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (10-23) made lots of trouble for third ranked Chalons-Reims (22-11). The visitors from Reims managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds. Tyren Johnson contributed with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Florent Tortosa (196-89) answered with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Saint Vallier. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims maintains third place with 22-11 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint Vallier at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 23 games lost. They share it with Nantes.
The game in Le Portel was also quite interesting. Second ranked ALM Evreux (24-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Le Portel (20-13). ALM Evreux defeated Le Portel 83-72 on Friday. Clevin Hannah stepped up and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The best for the losing side was Sherman Gay with 15 points and 6 rebounds. ALM Evreux maintains second place with 24-9 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Le Portel keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Antibes and Fos Ouest.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Lille, where higher ranked SPO Rouen (19-14) lost to eleventh ranked Lille Metropole (17-16) in a road game 71-88. Aurelien Rigaux nailed 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side. Lille Metropole moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Maurienne. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 14 games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Denain. Local Denain Voltaire (13-20) outscored 13th ranked Saint-Quentin (14-19) 91-69 on Friday night. The best player for the winners was Vincent Ateba who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Denain Voltaire maintains fourteenth place with 13-20 record. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost.

Other games of round 33 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hyeres-Toulon was defeated by Bourg in a road game 75-69. Bottom-ranked Charleville was beaten by Boulogne at home 84-93. Antibes won against Nantes on the opponent's court 70-59. Maurienne managed to outperform Bordeaux in a home game 92-75.
The best stats of 33th round was 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks by Tafari Toney of Charleville.


St Vallier - Chalons-Reims 80-82 OT

Fifteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (10-23) made lots of trouble for third ranked Chalons-Reims (22-11). The visitors from Reims managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-14. But Saint Vallier won second period 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Saint Vallier used huge pressure winning it 19-12 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-13. Chalons-Reims forced 21 Saint Vallier turnovers. Strangely Saint Vallier outrebounded Chalons-Reims 51-37 including a 42-31 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saint Vallier was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) contributed with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Florent Tortosa (196-89) answered with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Brad Tinsley (190-89, college: Vanderbilt) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Saint Vallier. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims maintains third place with 22-11 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint Vallier at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 23 games lost. They share it with Nantes.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 26+14reb, K.Joss-Rauze 17+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+4reb+2ast, T.Johnson 9+11reb+4ast, R.Mels 5+1ast, B.Mullins 5+6ast
St Vallier: F.Tortosa 15+9reb+4ast, B.Tinsley 13+5reb+4ast, C.Rouse 12+8reb, D.Diarra 10+4reb, I.Koma 8+3reb, H.Disy 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179531


Bourg - Hyeres-Toulon 75-69

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (15-18) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked JL Bourg (18-15) 75-69 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hyeres-Toulon won third quarter 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Axel Julien (185-92) who recorded 16 points and 7 assists and power forward Landing Sane (207-90) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. JL Bourg maintains ninth place with 18-15 record. Loser Hyeres-Toulon keeps the twelfth position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Bourg: M.Sonko 28+10reb+1ast, J.Forte 17+9reb+6ast, P.Braud 11+1ast, S.Njoya 5+3reb+2ast, J.Sanchez 5+1reb, J.Delhomme 5+3reb+6ast
Hyeres-Toulon: L.Sane 17+6reb+1ast, A.Julien 16+3reb+7ast, J.Newson 13+7reb+1ast, R.Wright 10+2reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 6+4reb+3ast, F.Fernando 5
gschID: 179532


Charleville - Boulogne 84-93

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (21-12) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-28) 93-84 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. SO Maritime Boulogne made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game, while Charleville-Mezieres only scored eight points from the stripe. Charleville-Mezieres was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) who scored 21 points. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains fourth place with 21-12 record. Charleville-Mezieres lost nineteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 28 lost games.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: A.Rowland 21+4reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 16+6reb+2ast, Z.Bah 14+3reb+3ast, V.Bigote 12+3reb, K.Cunningham 11+5reb+1ast, J.Rousselle 8+4reb+8ast
Charleville: T.Toney 25+11reb+2ast, V.Pridotkas 14+7reb+4ast, F.Calvez 13+6reb+7ast, D.Hudson 9+7reb+4ast, D.Pistre 8+1reb+2ast, F.Bourdillon 5+1reb
gschID: 179533


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Fos Ouest 79-68

Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the twentieth fifth win on Friday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Fos Ouest (20-13) 79-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Fos Ouest. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Fos Ouest managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fos Ouest to just 7 points in first quarter. Pau-Lacq-Orthez forced 19 Fos Ouest turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) who scored 18 points. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who recorded 18 points and the former international power forward Sacha Giffa (202-77) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-8 record. Fos Ouest at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 18+4reb+1ast, B.Boddicker 13+6reb+2ast, D.Denave 12+3reb+5ast, C.Jackson 10+9reb+1ast, I.Ordin 8+1reb+3ast, R.Lesca 8+1reb+3ast
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 18+3reb+1ast, M.Dia 13+5reb+1ast, S.Giffa 12+7reb+1ast, C.Davis 11+2reb+2ast, A.Toto N'Kote 8+5reb+2ast, I.Soumahoro 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179530


Nantes - Antibes 59-70

Very expected game when 16th ranked Nantes (10-23) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Olympique Antibes (20-13) 70-59 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 40-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nicolas Gayon (190-82) who recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds and American guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) added 17 points respectively. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olympique Antibes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Fos Ouest and Le Portel. Nantes lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 17+8reb+2ast, A.Hilliard 13+6reb+1ast, R.Desroses 12+4reb+3ast, M.Badiane 9+2reb, T.Huffman 8+2reb+3ast, B.Monclar 5+1reb
Nantes: L.Corbett 17+1reb+2ast, N.Gayon 14+8reb+1ast, E.Mendy 7+6reb, J.Douillet 6+2reb, M.Drame 5+2reb+1ast, T.Henry 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179529


Le Portel - Evreux 72-83

The game in Le Portel was also quite interesting. Second ranked ALM Evreux (24-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Le Portel (20-13). ALM Evreux defeated Le Portel 83-72 on Friday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 51-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) stepped up and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Guyanese Armand Charles (193-83) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALM Evreux maintains second place with 24-9 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Le Portel keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Antibes and Fos Ouest.
Top scorers:
Evreux: S.Ho You Fat 21+6reb+1ast, D.Reed 20+9reb, C.Hannah 15+6reb+9ast, B.Hunter 11+6reb, G.Florimont 6+3reb+2ast, L.Sambe 5+2reb+3ast
Le Portel: S.Gay 15+6reb+2ast, A.Charles 13+6reb+3ast, B.Mangin 12+2reb+5ast, M.N'Diaye 11+4reb, R.Taylor 9+2reb+4ast, D.Wilson 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 179528


Denain - St Quentin 91-69

The game with biggest result difference took place in Denain. Local Denain Voltaire (13-20) outscored 13th ranked Saint-Quentin (14-19) 91-69 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Denain Voltaire. Saint-Quentin was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Denain Voltaire made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Denain Voltaire outrebounded Saint-Quentin 39-26 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Vincent Ateba (194-85, college: Missouri So.) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Chrislain Cairo (200-91) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and Bahamas power forward Lavar Simmons (201-83, college: Master's) added 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively. Denain Voltaire maintains fourteenth place with 13-20 record. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Denain: C.Cairo 19+5reb+1ast, V.Ateba 17+7reb+2ast, C.Cavallo 12+5reb+2ast, M.Kitts 10+6reb, L.Humphrey 9+2reb+5ast, J.Flowers 9+5reb+3ast
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 28+10reb+2ast, L.Simmons 14+2reb, G.Sylvain 11, O.Ikuesan 8+3reb, A.Saaka 4+3reb+2ast, J.Ball 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179527


Maurienne - Bordeaux 92-75

Very predictable result in Aix-les-Bains where tenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (17-16) beat 17th ranked Bordeaux (7-26) 92-75 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 56-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Simon Darnauzan (178-80) who scored 25 points and 6 steals. Meredis Houmounou (188-88) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds and guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) added 16 points respectively. Five Aix-Maurienne and four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne maintains tenth place with 17-16 record, which they share with Lille. Bordeaux lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 26 games lost.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: S.Darnauzan 25+1reb+3ast, W.Chism 13+7reb, M.Houmounou 13+5reb+3ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 11+3reb+1ast, E.Bing 10+6reb+5ast, M.Traore 7+5reb
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 17+9reb+2ast, M.Guichard 16+3reb+3ast, N.Carter 12+1reb+1ast, K.Thalien 10+6reb+5ast, N.Wyatte 6+8reb+2ast, R.Dardaine 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 179526


Lille - Rouen 88-71

We should mention about the upset which took place in Lille, where higher ranked SPO Rouen (19-14) lost to eleventh ranked Lille Metropole (17-16) in a road game 71-88. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. SPO Rouen was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Point guard Aurelien Rigaux (177-88) nailed 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side and American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) came up with 23 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) added 12 points and 13 rebounds respectively for SPO Rouen in the defeat. Lille Metropole moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Maurienne. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Lille: S.Bradford 19+5reb+1ast, S.Smith 18+8reb, B.Gillet 12+5reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 12+6reb+9ast, N.Taccoen 8+4reb+4ast, M.Tensorer 7+5reb+1ast
Rouen: T.Wesley 23+9reb+1ast, W.McKines 12+13reb, M.Diarra 11+4reb, F.Ateba 9+4reb+3ast, O.Bassett 8+1reb, G.Chathuant 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 179525



ProA Round 29: Gravelines-Dunkerque defeats JDA Dijon in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

Tenth-ranked JDA Dijon (14-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (20-9) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-15. But JDA Dijon won second period 11-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 20-9 record. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque are looking forward to face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JDA Dijon will play against Cholet (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (18-11) against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre (13-16) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Chalon 78-83. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Bryant Smith accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. STB Le Havre moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. STB Le Havre will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Le Mans 92-84. The best player for the winners was Anthony Dobbins who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Darius Washington produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Poitiers maintains sixteenth place with 9-20 record. Loser Le Mans dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Le Mans will play against Sluc Nancy and hope to secure a win.
The game in Nanterre was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Strasbourg IG (18-11) played at the court of 7th ranked JSF Nanterre (15-14). Strasbourg IG defeated JSF Nanterre 79-69. Ricardo Greer orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Strasbourg IG moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13).
Ninth ranked Cholet (15-14) crushed at home 8th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (14-15) by 31 points 82-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Rudy Jomby stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cholet have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nanterre. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Cholet will face JDA Dijon (#10) on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Paris-Levallois.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 29: ASVEL won against Paris-Levallois on the opponent's court 84-78. Roanne outscored Nancy in a home game 89-63. Limoges recorded a loss to Boulazac on the road 85-73.


Nanterre - Strasbourg 69-79

The game in Nanterre was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Strasbourg IG (18-11) played at the court of 7th ranked JSF Nanterre (15-14). Strasbourg IG defeated JSF Nanterre 79-69. JSF Nanterre was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Strasbourg IG dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to JSF Nanterre's 36. Strasbourg IG forced 20 JSF Nanterre turnovers. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) answered with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Colombian power forward Juan Palacios (204-85) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for JSF Nanterre. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Strasbourg IG moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: A.Ajinca 23+7reb, R.Greer 18+10reb+4ast, J.Shurna 8+2reb+1ast, L.Campbell 8+1reb+3ast, R.Duport 6+1reb, J.Siggers 6+3reb+2ast
Nanterre: J.Nzeulie 10+2reb, X.Corosine 9+1reb, C.Oliver 9+6reb+5ast, J.Palacios 8+9reb+1ast, D.Lighty 7+3reb, T.Meacham 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 179075


Paris-Levallois - ASVEL 78-84

Very expected game when 11th ranked Paris-Levallois (13-16) was defeated at home by sixth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (17-12) 84-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-78. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) responded with 29 points and 6 assists and American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Roanne. Paris-Levallois lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paris-Levallois will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Sy 24+6reb+2ast, E.Jackson 16+6ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 11+1reb+1ast, M.Thompson 11+3reb+2ast, T.Abromaitis 11+5reb+2ast, G.Joseph 5+6reb+3ast
Paris-Levallois: A.Diot 29+3reb+6ast, S.May 21+12reb+3ast, M.N'Doye 9+3reb, J.Cox 9+4reb+6ast, J.Hodge 4+3reb+3ast, J.Williams 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179074


Le Mans - Poitiers 84-92

Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Le Mans 92-84. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-84. Poitiers outrebounded Le Mans 38-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Poitiers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Lamine Kante (200-87) chipped in 21 points. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FYR Macedonian-American point guard Darius Washington (188-85, college: Memphis) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St.) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Poitiers maintains sixteenth place with 9-20 record. Loser Le Mans dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Le Mans will play against Sluc Nancy and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: L.Kante 21+4reb+1ast, A.Dobbins 15+10reb+6ast, A.Nivins 14+5reb+1ast, D.James 14+1reb+3ast, A.Grant 10+2reb+2ast, A.Smith 8+4reb+1ast
Le Mans: D.Washington 19+5reb+4ast, C.Victor 14+5reb+4ast, M.Keselj 14+3reb, C.Long 13+1reb+3ast, J.Paulo Batista 12+5reb+1ast, P.Sy 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179073


Chalon - Le Havre 78-83

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (18-11) against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre (13-16) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Chalon 78-83. The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 23-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. STB Le Havre made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for STB Le Havre especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Bryant Smith (196-77, college: Auburn, agency: SportsTalent) accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and guard Marcus Denmon (190-90, college: Missouri) added 21 points and 7 assists respectively for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. STB Le Havre moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. STB Le Havre will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: G.Brown 23+11reb+3ast, B.Smith 17+9reb+2ast, G.Pitard 15+1ast, M.Kouguere 13+1reb+5ast, C.Mason 7+4reb+1ast, V.Moldoveanu 6+6reb+2ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 25+3reb+9ast, M.Denmon 21+4reb+7ast, S.Williams 16+6reb, N.Lang 8+1reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 4+5reb, S.Tchicamboud 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179072


Gravelines - Dijon 68-65

Tenth-ranked JDA Dijon (14-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (20-9) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-15. But JDA Dijon won second period 11-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU) scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 20-9 record. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque are looking forward to face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JDA Dijon will play against Cholet (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 28+5reb+1ast, K.Winston 9+1reb+1ast, A.M'Baye 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 6+2reb+5ast, L.Vaty 5+10reb+3ast, J.Edwards 5+4reb+1ast
Dijon: L.Owens 21+4reb+2ast, A.Harris 16+11reb, J.Leloup 12+2ast, T.Campbell 6+2reb+6ast, M.Mutuale 4+1ast, Z.Moss 2+6reb
gschID: 179071


Roanne - Nancy 89-63

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Chorale de Roanne (17-12) smashed at home 14th ranked Sluc Nancy (11-18) 89-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Chorale de Roanne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sluc Nancy's 30 and made 22-of-23 free shots (95.7 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Sluc Nancy 39-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sluc Nancy was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St.) stepped up and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 11 points and naturalized Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82) scored 10 points. Sluc Nancy's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ASVEL. Loser Sluc Nancy keeps the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Sluc Nancy will play against Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Roanne: R.Reid 21+9reb, P.Amagou 20+5reb+5ast, S.Gray 11+3reb+2ast, W.Gradit 9+3reb+3ast, M.Howard 9+8reb, C.Collins 8+5reb+3ast
Nancy: S.Diabate 11+4reb+2ast, H.Toure 10+4reb, K.Grant 7+2reb+1ast, C.Marquis 7+2reb, B.Brown 6+1reb, M.Sommerville 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179070


Boulazac - Limoges 85-73

There was a minor upset when 13th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (12-17) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Boulazac Basket (10-19) 85-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Boulazac Basket. Limoges CSP Elite was better in third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Center Marvin Jefferson (206-86, college: Idaho) stepped up and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Alex Acker (196-83, college: Pepperdine) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Power forward Trent Plaisted (211-86, college: BYU, agency: Priority Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Boulazac Basket and five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket maintains fifteenth place with 10-19 record. Limoges CSP Elite at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. Boulazac Basket will face higher ranked STB Le Havre (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: M.Jefferson 20+8reb, T.Dubiez 19+1reb+1ast, A.Acker 18+2reb+6ast, T.Smith 10+5reb+2ast, A.McKenzie 7+2reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 4+5reb+4ast
Limoges: K.McAlarney 17+1reb+2ast, J.Brockman 14+9reb, T.Plaisted 13+13reb, N.Boungou Colo 11+3reb+1ast, J.Gomis 10+1ast, J.Mipoka 4+2reb
gschID: 179069


Cholet - Orleans 82-51

Ninth ranked Cholet (15-14) crushed at home 8th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (14-15) by 31 points 82-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Cholet led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cholet outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 40-27 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Swingman Rudy Jomby (197-88) stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Four Cholet players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cholet have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nanterre. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Cholet will face JDA Dijon (#10) on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Paris-Levallois.
Top scorers:
Cholet: K.Souchu 17+4reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 16+3reb+5ast, R.Jomby 16+9reb+5ast, R.Gobert 15+6reb, T.Bryant 6+10reb+2ast, M.Goree 5+4reb+4ast
Orleans: B.Greene 15+9reb+2ast, T.Dials 13+2reb, T.Martin 8+6reb+1ast, M.Lebrun 5+3reb, C.Hill 3+1reb+5ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 2+2reb
gschID: 179068



Justin Burrell claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Justin Burrell (206-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Chalons-Reims and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 26 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out St Vallier (#15, 10-23) in overtime 82-80. Chalons-Reims maintains the 3rd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Chalons-Reims will need more victories to improve their 22-11 record. Burrell turned to be Chalons-Reims' top player in his first season with the team. Justin Burrell averages this season 13.0ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American Tafari Toney (203-C/F-86) of Charleville. Toney impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Charleville lost that game 84-93 to the higher-ranked Boulogne (#4, 21-12). Charleville are still at the very bottom. 28 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Charleville managed to get this year. Toney is well-known by Charleville fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Gambian Moses Sonko (197-F-83, agency: Two Points) of Bourg (#9). Sonko scored 28 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 75-69 win against the lower-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#12, 15-18). Bourg needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 15 lost games. Sonko has a very solid season. In 29 games in France he scored 15.9ppg. He also has 6.5rpg and FGP: 52.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 28 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tai Wesley (200-F-86) of Rouen - 23 points and 9 rebounds
6. Jason Forte (196-G/F-84) of Bourg - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Simon Darnauzan (178-PG-80) of Maurienne - 25 points and 3 assists
8. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82) of Le Portel - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen - 12 points and 13 rebounds
10. Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-78) of Lille - 19 points and 5 rebounds

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



Jarryd Cole claims French NM1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Jarryd Cole (204-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for La Rochelle and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat CFBB (#16, 0-29), the league's bottom-ranked team 81-67. La Rochelle is placed at 7th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. La Rochelle will need more victories to improve their 17-12 record. Cole turned to be La Rochelle's top player in his first season with the team. University of Iowa graduate has very impressive stats this year. Cole is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.4ppg), rebounds (5th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 59.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Alex Okafor (202-F-87) of Rennes. Okafor impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Rennes lost that game 74-85 to the higher-ranked Rueil (#9, 16-14). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Rennes keeps 15th position. 22 lost games are too many comparing to just seven victories Rennes managed to get this year. Okafor is one of the most experienced players at Rennes and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) of St Chamond (#12). Pearson scored 12 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of St Chamond, leading his team to a 72-49 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Sorgues (#10, 13-16). The chances of St Chamond ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 17 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Pearson could help St Chamond to bring them higher in the standings. Pearson has a great season in France. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.5rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) of Blois - 18 points and 9 rebounds
5. Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) of Sorgues - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jonathan Tornato (210-C-89) of Blois - 16 points and 7 rebounds
7. Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) of St Chamond - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Daviin Davis (193-G/F-85) of Blois - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Corey Raji (198-F-88) of Quimper - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Emilien Barbry (188-PG-83) of Orchy - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



French ProA round 29 best performance: Graham Brown - by Eurobasket News

American center Graham Brown (205-C-84) had a great game in the last round for Le Havre, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 29.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Chalon (#3, 18-11) 83-78. Le Havre is placed at 11th position in French ProA. Le Havre 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 13-16 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Brown as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Graham Brown averages this season 10.3ppg and 5.8rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) of Chalon. Schilb had a very good evening with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Chalon lost that game 78-83 to the lower-ranked Le Havre (#11, 13-16). This loss caused Chalon to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 18-11 record is not bad at all. Schilb is one of the most experienced players at Chalon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 4.7rpg and 5.6apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international guard Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) of Paris-Levallois (#12). Diot scored 29 points and passed six assists. Despite Diot's great performance Paris-Levallois lost 78-84 to the higher-ranked ASVEL (#5, 17-12). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Paris-Levallois ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just thirteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Diot could help Paris-Levallois to bring them higher in the standings. Diot has a very solid season. In 29 games in France he scored 13.4ppg. He also has 3.9apg and FGP: 57.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois - 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Amara Sy (202-F-81) of ASVEL - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78) of Strasbourg - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Anthony Dobbins (194-G-81) of Poitiers - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88) of Strasbourg - 23 points and 7 rebounds
9. Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-G-85) of Roanne - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines - 28 points and 5 rebounds

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



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Kozuv 16-5 
 2. Feni Indistrija 13-8 
 3. Lirija 12-9 
 4. Rabotnicki 11-10 
 5. Kumanovo 10-11 
 6. MZT Skopje 6-1 
Places 7-9
 1. ABA Strumica 8-9 
 2. Pelister Bitola 3-14 
 3. Vardar 3-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 7

Places 1-6

Apr. 27: Feni Indistrija - Lirija 96-76
Apr. 27: Rabotnicki - Kozuv 71-73
Apr. 27: MZT Skopje - Kumanovo 112-75

Places 7-9

Apr. 27: Vardar - ABA Strumica 80-85 OT

Second Stage: Round 8

May. 1: Kozuv - Kumanovo
May. 1: Rabotnicki - Feni Indistrija
May. 1: Lirija - MZT Skopje


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo20.0 
 2. Abukar, Rabotnicki18.6 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.16.9 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija16.2 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.15.5 
 6. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.3 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.0 
 8. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.7 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija13.6 
 10. Pekovic, Kozuv13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo10.1 
 2. Kerkez, Vardar9.6 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija7.3 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.3 
 5. Kostevski, Vardar6.8 
 6. Jelesijevic, Rabot.6.4 
 7. Abukar, Rabotnicki6.2 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.5.8 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija5.7 
 10. Arsic, ABA S.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Goran SAMARDZIEV
  Feni I.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Samardziev, Feni I.4.1 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.8 
 3. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.7 
 4. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.6 
 5. Morban, Lirija3.4 
 6. McIntosh, Feni I.3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.0 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 9. Radunovic, Lirija2.4 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Balsa RADUNOVIC
  Lirija
  (207-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Radunovic, Lirija1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 3. Stajic, Lirija1.4 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 5. McIntosh, Feni I.1.3 
 6. Morban, Lirija1.2 
 7. Kerkez, Vardar1.1 
 8. Simonovski, Feni I.1.1 
 9. Abukar, Rabotnicki1.1 
 10. Ugrinoski, Lirija1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.9 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.0 
 4. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.9 
 5. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 6. Radunovic, Lirija0.8 
 7. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.0.8 
 8. Arsic, ABA S.0.5 
 9. Abukar, Rabotnicki0.5 
 10. Gocevski, Kozuv0.4 


Standings - Division II

Vtora Liga Standings
 1. Apave 14-2 
 2. Karpos Sokoli 12-4 
 3. Angeli Skopje 10-6 
 4. Goce Delchev 9-7 
 5. V.Lisici 7-8 
 6. Teteks TTK 6-9 
 7. Best Gevgelija 6-10 
 8. Lihnidos 6-10 
 9. Negotino 1-15 


Prva Liga Round 7 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

Third-ranked Vardar (3-15) made lots of trouble for first ranked ABA Strumica (8-9) in Skopje on Saturday. The visitors from Strumica managed to secure only five-point victory 85-80. However their fans expected easier game. Mario Hasanov fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. ABA Strumica maintains first place in Liga with 8-9 record. Vardar at the other side keeps the third position with 15 games lost. ABA Strumica will have a break next round. Vardar will play again at home against the league's leader ABA Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 7th round was 25 points and 13 rebounds by Dalman Noa of MZT Skopje.


Places 1-6
Feni Indistrija - Lirija 96-76

Everything could happen in Kavadarci at the game between two tied teams. Both second ranked Feni Indistrija and 3rd placed Lirija had identical 12-8 record. This time Feni Indistrija used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Skopje 96-76 on Saturday night. Feni Indistrija outrebounded Lirija 42-27 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Lirija's players. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin swingman Nikola Vucurovic (200-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Feni Indistrija's coach Miodrag Kadija used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Dominican guard Carlos Morban (187-82, college: FIU, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Five Feni Indistrija and four Lirija players scored in double figures. Feni Indistrija maintains second place in Liga with 13-8 record having just three points less than leader Kozuv. Lirija at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Feni Indistrija will face Fersped-Rabotnicki (#4) in Skopje in the next round. Lirija's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
Top scorers:
Lirija: C.Morban 18+4reb+1ast, A.Ugrinoski 16+4reb+3ast, B.Radunovic 13+7reb+4ast, T.Simic 10+3reb, J.Price 7+3reb, E.Hadzibulic 6+2reb
Feni Indistrija: B.Trajkovski 21+10reb+3ast, C.McIntosh 15+2reb+3ast, N.Vucurovic 15+10reb+2ast, D.Knezevic 14+10reb+1ast, H.Kamp 13+3reb+3ast, V.Brckov 10+4reb+3ast
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MZT Skopje - Kumanovo 112-75

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked MZT Skopje (6-1) smashed at home 5th ranked Kumanovo 2009 (10-11) 112-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. MZT Skopje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. MZT Skopje outrebounded Kumanovo 2009 42-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Dalman Noa fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. International power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 22 points and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) added 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains sixth place in Liga with 6-1 record. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Lirija.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 22+2reb+3ast, U.Lukovic 18+4reb+1ast, M.Mladenovic 11+4reb, A.Lee-Ingram 10+3reb+3ast, D.Mikic 6+8reb+2ast, V.Georgievski 6+2reb
MZT Skopje: D.Noa 25+13reb, D.Stojanovski 17+3ast, G.Cekovski 14+4reb+2ast, T.Gecevski 11+1ast, O.Stojanovski 9+5reb+3ast, K.Nikolovski 9+9reb+4ast
gschID: 235622


Rabotnicki - Kozuv 71-73

Rather expected game in Skopje where 4th placed Fersped-Rabotnicki (11-10) was edged by first ranked Kozuv (16-5) 73-71 on Saturday. Fersped-Rabotnicki was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Kozuv made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) fired 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 14 points. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American-Somalian forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Kozuv maintains first place in Liga with 16-5 record. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. Kozuv will face Kumanovo 2009 (#5) at home in the next round. Fersped-Rabotnicki will play against the league's second-placed Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: M.Abukar 17+8reb+2ast, N.Jelesijevic 13+8reb+1ast, N.Zivcevic 11+2reb+2ast, J.Sharper 10+3reb+1ast, S.Avramovski 8+2reb, A.Dimitrovski 5+2reb+1ast
Kozuv: I.Mijajlovic 14+3reb+1ast, S.Bozovic 14+2reb, M.Pekovic 12+6reb, D.Karadzovski 9+2reb+5ast, V.Filipovic 8+3reb+2ast, D.Radulovic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 235621


Places 7-9
Vardar - ABA Strumica 80-85 OT

Third-ranked Vardar (3-15) made lots of trouble for first ranked ABA Strumica (8-9) in Skopje on Saturday. The visitors from Strumica managed to secure only five-point victory 85-80. However their fans expected easier game. Vardar was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 18-15 charge of ABA Strumica, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 13-8. Vardar was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Mario Hasanov (198-86) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Serbian center Nemanja Arsic (214-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. Darko Kostevski (-86) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds and Serbian point guard Vladimir Gajovic (182-87) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. ABA Strumica maintains first place in Liga with 8-9 record. Vardar at the other side keeps the third position with 15 games lost. ABA Strumica will have a break next round. Vardar will play again at home against the league's leader ABA Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Kostevski 29+19reb, V.Gajovic 10+3reb+1ast, V.Levkoski 9+2reb, N.Stankov 7+6reb+1ast, V.Petrovski 7+3reb+1ast, D.Lazarevski 6+5reb+1ast
ABA Strumica: N.Arsic 21+10reb, M.Hasanov 17+13reb+3ast, A.Jevdic 16+5reb+4ast, P.Cvetkov 13+4reb+4ast, F.Spasev 11+2reb+2ast, G.Uzunov 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 235624



Best players of FYR Macedonian Prva Liga round 7 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Dalman Noa put on an amazing game in the last round for MZT Skopje and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage).
The -year old had a double-double of 25 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Kumanovo (#5, 10-11) with 37-point margin 112-75. MZT Skopje maintains the 6th position in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. They are still close to the very top. MZT Skopje would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 6-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Noa as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Dalman Noa averages this season 7.8ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Darko Kostevski (86) of Vardar. Kostevski impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 29 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Vardar lost that overtime game 80-85 to slightly higher-ranked ABA Strumica (#-5, 8-9). Despite lost game Vardar moved up to -3th position in Places 7-9. 15 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Vardar managed to get this Second Stage. Kostevski is one of the most experienced players at Vardar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points) of Rabotnicki (#4). Abukar scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Abukar's great performance Rabotnicki lost 71-73 to #1 ranked Kozuv. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Rabotnicki needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Places 1-6. Their record is 11 victories and 10 lost games. Abukar has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.6ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 6.2rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88) of Feni Indistrija - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Nemanja Arsic (214-C-85) of ABA Strumica - 21 points and 10 rebounds
6. Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80) of Feni Indistrija - 14 points and 10 rebounds
7. Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80) of Feni Indistrija - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mario Hasanov (198-F-86) of ABA Strumica - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88) of Kumanovo - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Balsa Radunovic (207-F/C-80) of Lirija - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 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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  GABON   


Gabon's national championship - by Rodrigue Olivier Kassa

Gabon's national championship is now in its 5th day. Two groups of five teams will compete to go to the second round (play-off)
In the center group: SOMO, TALI, MANGA, HOPE and Engong.
In litorral group: STADE MANDJI, OLYMPIC, BA BB BONGUEMA and IZO.

The first two of each group will play in the semifinal match 3.

After 5 days, MANGA (center group) and STAGE MANDJI (Coastal group) differ in the first place.



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.9 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.19.9 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.19.8 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi19.6 
 5. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi17.3 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.1 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.0 
 9. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergo ATUASHVILI
  Sokhumi
  (223-C-85)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Atuashvili, Sokhumi14.6 
 2. Milosevic, Olimpi12.6 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.12.6 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.4 
 5. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi9.0 
 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. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 8. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.4 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.0 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 5. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.7 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 7. Toudjani, Rustavi1.6 
 8. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.6 
 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. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 4. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 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   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 26-8 
 2. EWE Baskets 25-9 
 3. Ratiopharm 24-10 
 4. B.Muenchen 21-13 
 5. ALBA 20-14 
 6. Art.Dragons 20-14 
 7. Telekom Baskets 18-16 
 8. Phoenix Hagen 18-16 
 9. s.Oliver Baskets 17-17 
 10. Walter Tigers 16-18 
 11. Bremerhaven 15-19 
 12. TBB Trier 15-19 
 13. NY Phantoms 14-20 
 14. Fraport SKY 14-20 
 15. Bayreuth 14-20 
 16. MBC 13-21 
 17. Neckar Lburg 12-22 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-30 

Regular Season: Round 34

Apr. 27: Phoenix Hagen - MBC 99-88
Apr. 27: Ratiopharm - Walter Tigers 95-84
Apr. 27: Art.Dragons - TBB Trier 78-71
Apr. 27: Fraport SKY - Neckar L'burg 77-72
Apr. 27: ALBA - Bayreuth 75-74
Apr. 27: s.Oliver Baskets - Brose Bask. 52-70
Apr. 27: NY Phantoms - Bremerhaven 104-75
Apr. 27: Telekom Baskets - B.Muenchen 103-98 OT

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

May. 4: B.Muenchen - ALBA
May. 4: Ratiopharm - Art.Dragons
May. 5: Brose Bask. - Phoenix Hagen
May. 5: EWE Baskets - Telekom Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. White, Phoenix17.3 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.1 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.5 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.3 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.8 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.14.0 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.9 
 5. Buckman, Art.Drag.6.8 
 6. Gordon, Phoenix6.5 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 8. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Lischka, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.8 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 3. White, Phoenix4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.3 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 7. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 8. Guenther, Ratio.3.7 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Taylor, Neckar L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. White, Phoenix1.9 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 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. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 6. Ford, Brose Bask.1.1 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 8. King, Art.Dragons0.9 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.0.9 
 10. Frease, Walter T.0.9 


Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) The Main Focus Is Winning And Only Worry Is Winning - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

A tough 93-83 loss last weekend against the Artland Dragons.It was an up and down game with Phoenix Hagen making a comeback in the last quarter. What was key for the Artland Dragons losing at home?

They made their shots, open shots, tough shots and they got all the lose balls and hustle plays

The Artland Dragons have had more success the last two games with wins as Brad Buckman became more of an offensive force. How important will he be for a successful playoff run for them?

-I mean they have a good team, I think he is a big part of that along with Bryce Taylor, who I think is the best player on the team.

How tough is it in general losing a game when the opponent had 10 more turnovers?

It's tough because it shows that it wasn't our defense, we just needed to convert more on offense

The last game of the season on the weekend in a do or die game. If Phoenix Hagen wins at home against MBC and Wurzburg loses to Bamberg then you are in the playoffs. How excited are you for the last game?

We are very excited and anxious to get it going. The main focus is Winning and only worry about winning and everything else will take care of itself

In how many do or die games have you been in and where does this game rate in your career?

I've been in a few and I have been successful so far so we will see what happens

What is your memory of the 93-81 win at MBC early in the season?

We dominated the game, we out played them and forced 18 turnovers and we were hitting shots. But we are both different teams since October, so we will see.

Will heart, effort and execution be key for getting the win?

Definitely, if we play Phoenix Hagen basketball and keep putting pressure on them for 40min, then the odds will be in our favor,and we will be in great position to Win

The Boston Celtics are down 2-0 against the Knicks. How will the series end?

Knicks 4-2

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Saw 4

Thanks Larry fort he chat.




Brian Harper (TBB Trier) The Thing That Has Been Consistent The Whole Season Has Been The Togetherness Of Our Team - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brian Harper (206-F/G-85, agency: IBS, college: Paine) is a 27 year old 206cm forward that is commencing his first season in Germany in the Beko BBL for TBB Trier. He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. Brian's a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". Brian is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. He turned professional in 2007 and played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. In the last three years, he played in Japan for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season, he played 49 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the last game of the regular season against the Artland Dragons.

Congrats on the huge 91-88 win in Berlin. Did the O2 arena bring back memories to the bigger arenas in the NCAA? When was the last time that you played in such a big arena?

Thanks it was great to go into Berlin and win a game like that one on the road. The O2 arena is easily the nicest arena we have played in this season and its always fun to play on a stage like that. The last time Ive played in an arena as big as O2 was a few years back when I played a game at the Staples Center.

It was really a basketball game of ups and downs for TBB Trier. What was key in getting the win?

Basketball is a game of up and downs and this game was no different. We knew going in that if we wanted to have a chance of winning the game that we would have to stay under control and composed during the ups, and focused and together during the downs and thats what we were able to do.


Do you ever remembering shooting so well as a team this season?

I can think of a few other games where it seemed like the whole team had it going Im just glad that we had one of those nights.


Now the team has a few days before the game in Artland, but the team will be on the road until the Saturday game. How much are you looking forward to spending quality time with your teammates the last few days?

I am really looking forward to it. This season just like all seasons has been one thats had its challenges, but the thing thats been consistent the entire season is the togetherness of our team. This team at the end of the day is full of talented ball players, but more importantly good people and I am glad we get a few more days to kick as a family. I will miss these guys no doubt.


What are your memories of the 79-77 loss at home against the Artland Dragons?

We lost that game by 2 points and I just remember it being a real tough and physical game. It was a game where we played well enough to win but just didnt pull it out. Artland has a lot of experienced and talented players so we know we are going to have to be focused and ready to play if we want to give ourselves a chance to win.

Joshiko Saibu had a big game with 13 points against Artland. How have you seen his progress this season?

Joshiko Saibu is one of those young guys that you know is going to have a great career. In this season alone he has grown as a player and has showed that he can really play and contribute at this level. Watch out for Joshiko he is a huge young talent and is already a good ball player who has so much potential to get even better!

The Boston Celtics are down 2-0 to the New York Knicks. How will this series progress?

I want to see Boston come back and win the series, but I think the Knicks are going to win it in 6.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Life.


Thanks Brian for the chat.




Jacob Burtschi (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) It Should Be Another Hard Fought Game Against Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) is a 28 year old 198cm forward from Chickasha, Oklahoma who is playing his first season with the Bremerhaven Eisbaeren. He played as a rookie for Phoenix Hagen in 2010-2011 averaging 14.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, Steals-3 (1.5spg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 44.2%, FT: 82.2%. He played at the Air Force from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 35 games averaging 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 39.0%, FT: 77.3%. He had offers to play in the NBA, but served in the Air Force the last three years and could only play club ball. Some achievements that he got in the NCAA were All-MWC Honorable Mention -05, MWC Regular Season Runner-Up -06, All-MWC 2nd Team -06, 07, NABC All-NCAA District 13 2nd Team -07, and NIT Final Four -07. Last season he played for CAI Zaragoza (Spain-ACB, starting five): 9 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg; left in Nov.'11, in Dec.'11 moved to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL): German League: 22 games: 8.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 87.5%; EuroCup: 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg. He spoke to Eurobasket before the last regular season game against the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig

Congrats on the big 94-89 win at home against Bamberg. With the tough season how good did it feel departing the home court with a win against 5 time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg?

It was a great win and great for the city to enjoy such a victory.


There is probably no question that this was the biggest win of the season, but how do you explain the immense and incredible fighting qualities that the club demonstrated in this game as you were down early and had to come back?

It was great to see us compete even though this game meant nothing for moving up or down. We still competed and played as if the game meant a lot.


Bamberg actually had to come back in the fourth quarter, but Bremerhaven had control in OT to win the game. What was key for getting this big win?

Hitting key shots and coming up with big defensive rebounds.


What was it like playing against Sharod Ford and Maik Zirbes. Those are two big guys that arent easy to get out of the paint?

Those two are high quality players and very tough to contain.


The last game of the season is against the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. The game is meaningless as both teams have secured the right to stay in the league? What is your memory of the 80-72 win at home?

It was a hard fought game and should be another one on Saturday.


The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven want to win the last game, but what do you want to do on the court? Possibly feed Keith Waleskowski an ally-op?

I will definitely throw Keith an oop and possibly Jusuf as well.


Do you see any surprises in the first round of the NBA playoffs?

Possibly Golden State winning against Denver.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Notebook




Bamberg wins the Regular Season with 26-8 record - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in BBL just ended.

Leader Brose Bask. delivered the twentieth sixth win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked s Oliver Baskets (17-17) 70-52 in Wuerzburg. The game without a history. Brose Bask. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Brose Bask. forced 22 s Oliver Baskets turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by s Oliver Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Slovenian Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) fired 17 points for the winners. American point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, college: Belmont) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. American Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) produced 9 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-7 record. s Oliver Baskets at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 17 games lost.
Telekom Baskets (18-16) survived in overtime against Bayern Muenchen (21-13) by five points 103-98. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bayern Muenchen. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 assists. David McCray contributed with 21 points for the winners. American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) replied with 21 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!) for Bayern Muenchen. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Telekom Baskets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Phoenix Hagen. Bayern Muenchen at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost.
Thirteenth-ranked BBC Bayreuth (14-20) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (20-14) on Saturday. ALBA Berlin managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BBC Bayreuth. Heiko Schaffartzik scored 15 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Bryan Bailey responded with 18 points and 7 assists. BBC Bayreuth's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ALBA Berlin maintains fifth position with 20-14 record, which they share with Art.Dragons. Loser BBC Bayreuth dropped to the twelfth place with 20 games lost. They share the position with NY Phantoms and Fraport SKY.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Braunschweig, where 11th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (15-19) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (14-20) 104-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Lubos Barton notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Fraport SKY and Bayreuth. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost.

Rest of the games of round 34 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
TBB Trier were defeated by Art.Dragons in Quakenbrueck 78-71. Fraport SKY beat Neckar L'burg at home 77-72. MBC lost to Phoenix Hagen on the opponent's court 88-99. Ratiopharm managed to outperform Walter Tigers in a home game 95-84.


Art.Dragons - TBB Trier 78-71

There was no surprise in Quakenbrueck where 12th ranked TBB Trier (15-19) was defeated by sixth ranked Artland Dragons (20-14) 78-71. TBB Trier was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Artland Dragons, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Bryce Taylor (196-86) notched 16 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and forward Bradley Buckman (203-84, college: Texas) supported him with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. Artland Dragons' coach Stefan Koch allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 16 points by swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: IBS) did not help to save the game for TBB Trier. Forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron, agency: LUMANI 10.7) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Artland Dragons have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with ALBA. TBB Trier at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: B.Taylor 16+4reb+4ast, D.Mallet 13+3reb+2ast, P.Popovic 12+5reb+1ast, B.Buckman 11+8reb+2ast, M.Haynes 9+3reb+5ast, J.Strasser 9+7reb+5ast
TBB Trier: B.Harper 16+2reb+1ast, B.Stewart 12+1reb+2ast, N.Linhart 11+5reb+1ast, A.Seiferth 8+8reb, J.Howell 8+6ast, V.Chikoko 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184307


s.Oliver Baskets - Brose Bask. 52-70

Leader Brose Bask. delivered the twentieth sixth win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked s Oliver Baskets (17-17) 70-52 in Wuerzburg. The game without a history. Brose Bask. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Brose Bask. forced 22 s Oliver Baskets turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by s Oliver Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Slovenian Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) fired 17 points for the winners. American point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, college: Belmont) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. American Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) produced 9 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Frank Robinson (193-84, college: CS Fullerton) added 9 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-7 record. s Oliver Baskets at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: B.Nachbar 17+1reb+2ast, C.Jacobsen 12+4reb+1ast, A.Gavel 11+2reb+6ast, A.Renfroe 8+9reb+3ast, S.Ford 8+3reb+1ast, P.Neumann 7+6reb
s.Oliver Baskets: F.Robinson 9+3reb+2ast, D.Anderson 9+11reb, A.King 8+3reb+1ast, L.McIntosh 7, M.Lenzly 5+3reb+3ast, J.Boone 5+7reb
gschID: 184306


ALBA - Bayreuth 75-74

Thirteenth-ranked BBC Bayreuth (14-20) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (20-14) on Saturday. ALBA Berlin managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BBC Bayreuth. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. ALBA Berlin made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. International point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84) scored 15 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Jamaican Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) responded with 18 points and 7 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) scored 14 points. BBC Bayreuth's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ALBA Berlin maintains fifth position with 20-14 record, which they share with Art.Dragons. Loser BBC Bayreuth dropped to the twelfth place with 20 games lost. They share the position with NY Phantoms and Fraport SKY.
Top scorers:
ALBA: H.Schaffartzik 15+1reb+5ast, N.Djedovic 14+6reb, D.Thompson 12+5reb+1ast, J.Foster 10+1reb+1ast, S.Schultze 9+4reb, Z.Morley 7+1reb+2ast
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 18+1reb+7ast, K.Hamilton 14+3reb+3ast, T.Spoeler 8, G.McGhee 8+4reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 7+1reb+3ast, S.Schmitz 5+1reb
gschID: 184305


Fraport SKY - Neckar L'burg 77-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners' (14-20) home victory over 17th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (12-22) 77-72. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 37-28 last quarter charge of EnBW Ludwigsburg cut the lead to 77-72 at the end of the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners dominated on the defensive end, holding EnBW Ludwigsburg to just 7 points in first quarter. Deutsche Bank Skyliners forced 20 EnBW Ludwigsburg turnovers. 29 personal fouls committed by EnBW Ludwigsburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) notched 20 points to lead the effort and the other American import guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Robertson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Marqus Blakely (196-88, college: Vermont) did not help to save the game for EnBW Ludwigsburg. International Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) added 16 points and 4 assists for lost side. Five Deutsche Bank Skyliners and four EnBW Ludwigsburg players scored in double figures. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with NY Phantoms and Bayreuth. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: Z.Peacock 20+4reb+1ast, D.Gibson 12+2reb+4ast, L.Prowell 11+3reb+1ast, K.Klein 11+1ast, Q.Robertson 10+9reb+2ast, R.Brooks 6+3reb+2ast
Neckar L'burg: M.Blakely 16+11reb+2ast, L.Staiger 16+3reb+4ast, J.Turek 15+4reb, W.Bernard 11+1reb+4ast, D.Zimmerman 6+5reb+1ast, E.Coleman 6+11reb
gschID: 184304


Telekom Baskets - B.Muenchen 103-98 OT

Telekom Baskets (18-16) survived in overtime against Bayern Muenchen (21-13) by five points 103-98. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bayern Muenchen. It looked good early as Bayern Muenchen took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Telekom Baskets had a 26-21 second period charge getting the lead. Then Bayern Muenchen managed to tie the game at the end of regular time, but lost overtime period 15-20. Telekom Baskets made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Bayern Muenchen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 assists. Guard David McCray (188-86) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) replied with 21 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!) and his fellow American import Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) added 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Bayern Muenchen. Five Telekom Baskets and four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Telekom Baskets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Phoenix Hagen. Bayern Muenchen at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: D.McCray 21+1reb+3ast, B.Veikalas 20+1reb+1ast, J.Jordan 19+3reb+13ast, K.Weems 14+7reb+1ast, J.McLean 13+4reb+3ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 7+5reb+1ast
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 21+4reb+2ast, R.Benzing 21+5reb, C.Troutman 17+8reb+2ast, J.Jagla 13+4reb, L.Roberts 8+4reb, B.Thomas 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 184303


NY Phantoms - Bremerhaven 104-75

We should mention about the upset which took place in Braunschweig, where 11th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (15-19) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (14-20) 104-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. The game was mostly controlled by New Yorker Phantoms. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was better in third quarter 26-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Yorker Phantoms players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Czech Lubos Barton (202-80, college: Valparaiso) notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Nils Mittmann (201-79) supported him with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five New Yorker Phantoms players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) by American guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) added 13 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Fraport SKY and Bayreuth. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: L.Barton 27+12reb+3ast, N.Mittmann 16+9reb+4ast, H.Sant-Roos 14+4reb+3ast, I.McElroy 13+3reb+6ast, C.Pigram 12+1reb+3ast, E.Land 11+6reb
Bremerhaven: S.Jackson 16+5reb+2ast, T.Everett 14+4ast, S.Morrison 13+5reb+2ast, A.Drevo 7+6reb+2ast, P.Zwiener 5+1reb+1ast, B.Kante 5
gschID: 184302


Phoenix Hagen - MBC 99-88

Very expected game when 15th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (13-21) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Phoenix Hagen (18-16) 99-88. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. Mitteldeutscher BC was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Phoenix Hagen made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Mitteldeutscher BC turnovers. Strangely Mitteldeutscher BC outrebounded Phoenix Hagen 42-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Phoenix Hagen brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) notched 33 points (!!!) and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Even a double-double of 12 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks by center Phillipp Heyden (206-88) did not help to save the game for Mitteldeutscher BC. American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) added 21 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Phoenix Hagen maintains seventh position with 18-16 record, which they share with Telekom Baskets. Mitteldeutscher BC lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 33+1reb+5ast, D.Bell 21+1reb+4ast, L.Gordon 19+9reb+3ast, A.Hess 11+3reb+4ast, D.Gregory 8+5reb, M.Dorris 7+3reb+5ast
MBC: D.Uskoski 21+7reb, M.Schwarz 18+4reb+1ast, P.Heyden 12+15reb+3ast, C.Timberlake 10+5reb+1ast, K.Beidler 8+7reb+4ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 7+4ast
gschID: 184301


Ratiopharm - Walter Tigers 95-84

Very predictable result when third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (24-10) beat at home 10th ranked Walter Tigers (16-18) 95-84. It looked good early as Walter Tigers took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then ratiopharm Ulm had a 26-15 second period charge getting the lead and Walter Tigers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-95. ratiopharm Ulm players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds by the former international Johannes Lischka (203-87, agency: LUMANI 10.7) did not help to save the game for Walter Tigers. American guard Vaughn Duggins (190-87, college: Wright St., agency: Pro One Sports) added 25 points for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 24-10 record having just one points less than leader Brose Bask. Walter Tigers at the other side keep the tenth place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: S.Esterkamp 16+4reb, J.Bryant 15+14reb+2ast, A.Ray 15+2reb+5ast, D.Theis 14+6reb, O.Samhan 10+6reb, P.Schwethelm 8+2reb+2ast
Walter Tigers: V.Duggins 25+3reb+3ast, J.Lischka 16+17reb+1ast, J.Young 11+4reb+2ast, T.Nash 11+1reb+3ast, R.Redding 9+5reb+5ast, C.Wells 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184299



Lubos Barton claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Czech Republic Lubos Barton (202-SF-80) had a great game in the last round for NY Phantoms and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 32-year old had a double-double of 27 points and twelve rebounds, while his team outclassed Bremerhaven (#12, 15-19) with 29-point margin 104-75. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. NY Phantoms is placed at 13th position in German BBL. NY Phantoms 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 14-20 record. In the team's last game Barton had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He just recently signed at NY Phantoms, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lubos Barton averages this season 8.5ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Davin White (186-G-81) of Phoenix Hagen. White impressed basketball fans with 33 points and 5 assists. Of course Phoenix Hagen cruised to a 99-88 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked MBC (#16, 13-21). Phoenix Hagen's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 18-16 record is not bad and everything may still change. White is a newcomer at Phoenix Hagen and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.3ppg (#1). He also recorded 4.5 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Chevon Troutman (202-PF-81, agency: Beo Basket) of B.Muenchen (#4). Troutman scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Troutman's great performance B.Muenchen lost 98-103in overtime to the lower-ranked Telekom Baskets (#8, 18-16). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing B.Muenchen needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 21 victories and 13 lost games. Troutman has a very solid season. In 29 games in Germany he scored 13.4ppg. He also has 5.9rpg and FGP: 69.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Phillipp Heyden (206-C-88) of MBC - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jared Jordan (188-PG-84) of Telekom Baskets - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 13 assists
6. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Larry Gordon (196-F-87) of Phoenix Hagen - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Johannes Lischka (203-PF-87) of Walter Tigers - 16 points and 17 rebounds
9. Zachery Peacock (203-F-87) of Fraport SKY - 20 points and 4 rebounds
10. Vaughn Duggins (190-G-87) of Walter Tigers - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Nea Kifisia 21-5 
 2. Trikalla 21-5 
 3. Filathlitikos 21-5 
 4. Koroivos 18-8 
 5. Lavrio 15-11 
 6. Agia Paraskevis 14-12 
 7. Ikaroi Serron 14-12 
 8. Arkadikos 11-15 
 9. OFI 10-16 
 10. Pagrati 10-16 
 11. Ermis Lagkada 9-17 
 12. Niki Volou 7-19 
 13. Irakleio 6-20 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 5-21 

Regular Season: Round 26

Apr. 27: Nea Kifisia - Filathlitikos 89-81
Apr. 27: Niki Volou - Irakleio 80-57
Apr. 27: Doxa Lefkadas - Arkadikos 79-83
Apr. 27: Ermis Lagkada - OFI 67-70
Apr. 27: Ikaroi Serron - Lavrio 62-63
Apr. 27: Koroivos - Agia Paraskevis 102-87
Apr. 27: Trikalla - Pagrati 100-85


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 20
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.19.4 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.6 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati16.7 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio16.4 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.15.9 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.15.7 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.15.6 
 9. Kitsoulis, OFI15.5 
 10. Manousos, Doxa L.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.5 
 2. Manousos, Doxa L.8.8 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 4. Sklavos, Pagrati8.6 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.3 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.2 
 7. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.8 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.7.7 
 9. Sigounas, Arkadikos7.7 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.9 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.2 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.6 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.8 
 6. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.7 
 7. Katsares, Trikalla3.7 
 8. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.6 
 9. Matalon, OFI3.5 
 10. Petrakis, OFI3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thodoris TSIOTRAS
  Arkadikos
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.0 
 2. Katsares, Trikalla2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.1 
 4. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.0 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos1.9 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.8 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.1.7 
 8. Saloustros, Filath.1.7 
 9. Mavrogiannis, Niki1.6 
 10. Giannakopoul., La.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Krum DOYCHINOV
  OFI
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 2. Adetokubo, Filath.1.0 
 3. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 4. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 5. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.7 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 
 7. Noeas, Koroivos0.7 
 8. Petrodimopou., Nea0.7 
 9. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.6 
 10. Voivatopoulo., Ik.0.6 


Miroslav Cubrilo claims Greek A2 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Serbian Miroslav Cubrilo (205-C-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for Arkadikos and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 30-year old center had a double-double of 34 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Doxa Lefkadas (#14, 5-21) 83-79. Arkadikos maintains the 8th position in Greek A2. Arkadikos is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-15 record. In the team's last game Cubrilo had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Miroslav Cubrilo averages this season 11.3ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old power forward Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) of Doxa Lefkadas. Manousos impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 31 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Doxa Lefkadas was edged by the higher-ranked Arkadikos (#8, 11-15) 83-79. Doxa Lefkadas are still at the very bottom. 21 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Doxa Lefkadas managed to get this year. Manousos is a newcomer at Doxa Lefkadas and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80, agency: Court Side) of Ikaroi Serron (#7). Simeonidis showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. Despite Simeonidis' great performance Ikaroi Serron lost 62-63 to slightly higher-ranked Lavrio (#5, 15-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ikaroi Serron needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 12 lost games. Simeonidis has a great season in Greece. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thodoros Vasilopoulos (200-PF-92) of Pagrati - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Marios Dermitzakis (198-F-92) of Pagrati - 21 points and 12 rebounds
6. Petros Noeas (204-F-87) of Koroivos - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kostas Vardavas (193-G-81) of Agia Paraskevis - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) of Koroivos - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Marios Matalon (187-G-89) of OFI - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos - 19 points and 4 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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  IBA-PBL   

Standings

IBA-PBL Standings
Central Division
 1. Sauk Valley P. 15-2 
 2. Kankakee S. 10-4 
 3. Kenosha B. 8-6 
 4. Bloomington F. 7-5 
 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 12-6 
 3. Holland Dream 7-5 
 4. Indiana D. 6-4 
 5. Lansing C. 6-10 
 6. West Virginia M. 3-10 
 7. Lake Michigan 3-13 
 8. Albany L. 0-0 
 9. New Jersey G-F 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 27: Bloomington F. - Sauk Valley P. 89-91
Apr. 26: Bloomington F. - Lake Michigan 129-86
Apr. 27: Gary Splash - Indiana D. 120-110
Apr. 27: West Virginia M. - Kankakee S. 112-126
Apr. 27: Kenosha B. - Lake County S.


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. Radcliff, Sauk V.23.7 
 7. Sutton, Springfi.23.3 
 8. Bennett, Rocheste.22.5 
 9. Broughton, Chica.21.8 
 10. Walker, Chicago R.21.4 
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. Love, Sauk V.9.0 
 6. Anderson, Bloomi.8.8 
 7. Caterina, West V.8.7 
 8. Bailey, West V.8.7 
 9. Reaves, Rocheste.8.0 
 10. Edwards, Kankake.7.7 
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. Radcliff, Sauk V.5.0 
 5. Ruffin, Blooming.4.8 
 6. Edwards, Kankakee.4.7 
 7. Bennett, Gary S.4.3 
 8. Waller, Sauk V.4.0 
 9. Anderson, Bloomi.4.0 
 10. Anderson, Roches.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.3.0 
 2. Radcliff, Sauk V.2.7 
 3. Bennett, Rocheste.2.3 
 4. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.0 
 5. Smith, Rocheste.2.0 
 6. Benson, Lake M.2.0 
 7. Goldsberry, West V.2.0 
 8. Wright, Gary S.2.0 
 9. Uqdah, Lake M.1.8 
 10. Bennett, Gary S.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrence GREEN
  Blooming.
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Green, Blooming.1.8 
 2. Eversley, West V.1.7 
 3. Barkdoll, Rocheste.1.5 
 4. Bailey, West V.1.3 
 5. Williams, Lansing1.3 
 6. Montgomery, Gary S.1.3 
 7. Giddings, Rocheste.1.3 
 8. Warren, Gary S.1.0 
 9. Helton, Rocheste.0.8 
 10. Salley, Blooming.0.8 



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  IBL   

Standings

IBL Standings
Continental
 1. Bellingham S. 2-1 
 2. Vancouver V. 2-1 
 3. Nippon T. 0-0 
 4. Salem Sabres 0-0 
 5. Portland C. 0-1 
International
 1. Lonestar S. 0-0 
 2. Olympia R. 0-0 
 3. Pit Bulls 0-0 
 4. Seattle 0-0 
 5. Kitsap Adm. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Apr. 27: Portland C. - Vancouver V. 120-138
Apr. 26: Kitsap Adm. - Bellingham S. 117-166

Regular Season: Round 3

May. 3: Bellingham S. - Portland C.
May. 4: Kitsap Adm. - Vancouver V.
May. 4: Bellingham S. - Salem Sabres
May. 5: Vancouver V. - Salem Sabres



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  INDONESIA   

Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 31-1 
 2. Pelita Jaya 29-4 
 3. Satria Muda 24-7 
 4. CLS Knights 24-7 
 5. Garuda 22-10 
 6. Stadium Jak. 16-16 
 7. Hangtuah 15-16 
 8. Bimasakti 9-22 
 9. Satya Wacana 9-23 
 10. Pacific Caesar 7-25 
 11. Tonga BSC 2-29 
 12. NSH GMC Riau 2-30 

Regular Season: Round 52

Apr. 26: Garuda - Dell Aspac 67-75
Apr. 26: Satya Wacana - Pelita Jaya 65-72
Apr. 26: Stadium Jak. - Pacific Caesar 55-45

Regular Season: Round 54

Apr. 28: Satya Wacana - Garuda
Apr. 28: Pacific Caesar - Bimasakti
Apr. 28: CLS Knights - Satria Muda
Apr. 28: Hangtuah - Tonga BSC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.16.3 
 2. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.5 
 3. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.1 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya14.1 
 5. Poedjakesuma, Peli.13.0 
 6. Nagata, Pacific12.8 
 7. Prawiro, Dell Aspac12.7 
 8. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.5 
 9. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.1 
 10. Gunawan, Satria M.11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.9.8 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.1 
 3. Sabara, Pacific8.6 
 4. Nolland, Garuda8.5 
 5. Gunawan, Satria M.8.1 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.7.8 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.5 
 8. Sucipto, NSH G.7.4 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.6.9 
 10. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.5.1 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.8 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.5 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.2 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti4.0 
 6. Gerungan, Dell A.3.6 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.3 
 8. Sucipto, Satya W.3.0 
 9. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.3.0 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dimaz MUHARRI
  CLS K.
  (181-PG-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Muharri, CLS K.3.3 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.0 
 3. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.4 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.3 
 5. Dewanto, Pelita J.2.2 
 6. Michel, Satria Muda2.1 
 7. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.0 
 8. Sabara, Pacific1.9 
 9. Nolland, Garuda1.9 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.5 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 3. Teguh, Hangtuah1.7 
 4. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.1.6 
 6. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.4 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.2 
 8. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 9. Gunawan, Satya W.1.1 
 10. Gunawan, Satria M.1.1 


NBL Round 52: Leader Dell Aspac gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

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

Leader Dell Aspac delivered the 31th win on Friday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Garuda (22-10) 75-67 in Bandung. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Garuda. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) fired 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 18 points. Vinton Nolland (194-82) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Dell Aspac (31-1) have an impressive 21-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Garuda at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Dell Aspac are looking forward to face CLS Knights (#4) in Surabaya in the next round. Garuda will have a break next round.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Jakarta. Local Stadium Jakarta (16-16) beat 10th ranked Pacific Caesar (7-25) 55-45. Worth to mention a great performance of Yan Pattikawa (193-82) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 9 rebounds. R Ruslan contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Stadium Jakarta's coach Abdurrachman Padang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Gege Nagata (185-88) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds for Pacific Caesar. Stadium Jakarta maintains sixth position with 16-16 record. Pacific Caesar at the other side keeps the tenth place with 25 games lost. Stadium Jakarta will play against Bimasakti (#8) in Sakti in the next round. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 52 Pelita Jaya defeated Satya Wacana in Jakarta 72-65.


Group Surabaya
Garuda - Dell Aspac 67-75

Leader Dell Aspac delivered the 31th win on Friday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Garuda (22-10) 75-67 in Bandung. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Garuda. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) fired 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 18 points. Vinton Nolland (194-82) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Fadlan Minallah (185-82) added 20 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Dell Aspac (31-1) have an impressive 21-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Garuda at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Dell Aspac are looking forward to face CLS Knights (#4) in Surabaya in the next round. Garuda will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Dell Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 18+3reb+2ast, X.Prawiro 17, P.Regowo 13+9reb+2ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 8+2reb+4ast, R.Effendi 7+3reb+3ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 4
Garuda: F.Minallah 20+1reb+1ast, V.Nolland 14+10reb+2ast, D.Pratama 11+2reb, C.Gideon 9+4reb+2ast, H.Ramli 6+3reb+2ast, W.Wijaya 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 238731


Satya Wacana - Pelita Jaya 65-72

There was no surprise in Salatiga where 9th ranked Satya Wacana (9-23) was defeated by second ranked Pelita Jaya (29-4) 72-65. Pelita Jaya outrebounded Satya Wacana 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. The former international point guard Kelly Purwanto (177-83) contributed with 7 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Yo Sua (180-91) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Satya Wacana. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pelita Jaya have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 29-4 record having just one points less than leader Dell Aspac. Satya Wacana at the other side keeps the ninth place with 23 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pelita Jaya: A.Poedjakesuma 24+4reb, D.Aryo Dewanto 19+5reb+2ast, P.Indrawan 14+6reb+3ast, K.Purwanto 7+13reb+7ast, Y.Mardiyansyah 6+3reb, D.Wenas 1+1reb
Satya Wacana: R.Pamungkas 15+5reb+3ast, Y.Sua 12+2reb+4ast, F.Nugroho 12+5reb+1ast, B.Sucipto 7+2reb+3ast, E.Wiratama Nasution 6+4reb+2ast, L.Gunawan 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 238730


Stadium Jak. - Pacific Caesar 55-45

The game with biggest result difference took place in Jakarta. Local Stadium Jakarta (16-16) beat 10th ranked Pacific Caesar (7-25) 55-45. They outrebounded Pacific Caesar 41-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Yan Pattikawa (193-82) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 9 rebounds. Center R Ruslan (197-89) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Stadium Jakarta's coach Abdurrachman Padang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Gege Nagata (185-88) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and center Eko Sasmito (188-85) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pacific Caesar. Stadium Jakarta maintains sixth position with 16-16 record. Pacific Caesar at the other side keeps the tenth place with 25 games lost. Stadium Jakarta will play against Bimasakti (#8) in Sakti in the next round. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Stadium Jak.: R.Ruslan 12+8reb, M.Wicaksono 10+4reb+3ast, Y.Pattikawa 10+9reb+3ast, O.Abraham Trisakti 7+2reb, D.Iskandar 4+3reb+1ast, I.Budianto 4+7reb+3ast
Pacific Caesar: G.Nagata 20+5reb+1ast, E.Sasmito 12+5reb, H.Listiyono 6+3reb+1ast, A.Sabara 5+6reb+2ast, C.Indra 2+6reb+7ast, H.Suharsono 0
gschID: 238732



Indonesian NBL round 51 best performance: Andi Poedjakesuma - by Eurobasket News

Former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Pelita Jaya, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 51.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Bimasakti (#8, 9-22) 66-65. Pelita Jaya maintains the 2nd position in Indonesian NBL. They are still close to the very top. Pelita Jaya would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 28-4 record. Poedjakesuma has many years of experience at Pelita Jaya, through which he has constantly improved. Andi Poedjakesuma has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 12.7ppg) and rebounds (9th best: 7.0rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Eko Sasmito (188-C-85) of Pacific Caesar. Sasmito had a very good evening with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he lead Pacific Caesar to another comfortable win 75-59 over slightly lower-ranked NSH GMC Riau (#12, 2-30) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Pacific Caesar keeps 10th position. 24 lost games are too many comparing to just seven victories Pacific Caesar managed to get this year. Sasmito is well-known at Pacific Caesar and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Dian Heryadi (194-F/C-80) of CLS Knights (#4). Heryadi scored 8 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of CLS Knights, leading his team to a 84-53 easy win against the lower-ranked Hangtuah (#7, 15-16). CLS Knights needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 24 victories and 7 lost games. Heryadi has a very solid season. In 31 games in Indonesia he scored 6.8ppg. He also has 4.5rpg and FGP: 60.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimaz Muharri (181-PG-85) of CLS Knights - 12 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Adhi Prasetyo (194-C-93) of Hangtuah - 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Wijaya Saputra (184-SG-85) of CLS Knights - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-PG-87) of Tonga BSC - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Airlangga Sabara (190-PF-85) of Pacific Caesar - 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Charlie Indra (178-G-88) of Pacific Caesar - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Frida Susanto (195-PF-86) of Satria Muda - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Best players of Indonesian NBL round 52 - by Eurobasket News

Former international point guard Kelly Purwanto (177-PG-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Pelita Jaya and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 52.
The 29-year old playmaker had the game-high 7 points adding thirteen rebounds and seven assists for Pelita Jaya in his team's victory, helping them to beat Satya Wacana (#9, 9-23) 72-65. Pelita Jaya maintains the 2nd position in Indonesian NBL. They are still close to the very top. Pelita Jaya would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 29-4 record. Purwanto has many years of experience at Pelita Jaya, through which he has constantly improved. Purwanto has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 5.1apg. Purwanto is in league's top in and averages solid 3.0spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old power forward Yan Pattikawa (193-PF-82) of Stadium Jak.. Pattikawa impressed basketball fans with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Stadium Jak. cruised to a 55-45 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Pacific Caesar (#10, 7-25). Stadium Jak.'s 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-16 record is not bad and everything may still change. Pattikawa is well-known by Stadium Jak. fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Vinton Nolland (194-PF-82) of Garuda (#5). Nolland scored 14 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Nolland's great performance Garuda lost 67-75 to the higher-ranked Dell Aspac (#1, 31-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Garuda needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 22 victories and 10 lost games. Nolland has a great season in Indonesia. After 31 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.5rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) of Pelita Jaya - 24 points and 4 rebounds
5. Fadlan Minallah (185-F-82) of Garuda - 20 points
6. Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-F-86) of Pelita Jaya - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ponsianus Indrawan (191-C-85) of Pelita Jaya - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. R Ruslan (197-C-89) of Stadium Jak. - 12 points and 8 rebounds
9. Mohammad Wicaksono (189-SG-89) of Stadium Jak. - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Christ Gideon (188-F-84) of Garuda - 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  ISRAEL   


Interview with Rakim Sanders - by Shai Levi

Israel's Gilboa-Galil has recently clinched the Balkan League title for back-to-back season, following a double-overtime thriller against Bulgarian hosts Levski Sofia.

Lior Liubin men overcame a double-digit deficit to beat Sofia for a second time in tournament finals history. Game Most Valuable Player went to Gilboa's victorious swingman, Rakim Sanders (193-G-89, college: Fairfield), 23, who toyed with the hosts en route to whopping double-double performance of 30 points and 17 rebounds.

"I feel real good that my teammates believed in me and gave me the opportunity to show what I can do and trusted in my game. Without them, I couldn't have done it," sanders told Eurobasket.

"It was very important for us to win the Balkan League. Every game and every practice we did during the season paid off, and winning the finals was a direct result of our trainings and preparation. The game against Levski showed our true character as a team. We never stopped playing hard, and stayed together all the time until the final buzzer."

"The European game is very different than in the US. As far as being an American, the game is much smaller and it requires a lot more thinking. It's more of a team concept. In the U.S. its a lot off 1-on-1. AT first, my biggest adaption was having to learn to put the ball on the floor before you take a step since it's called a travel overseas."

Did winning the Balkan title come to you as a surprise?

"I think we always had the potential to play good, but it took us time to figure out how to win games. We knew that we can do it all the time, we just kept going at it and stayed positive. In the beginning of the season we did everything in slow motion and now after we learned how to play with each other we're much better."

"Personally, I had the same routine. My teammates told me to stay confident and everything will workout. Coach Lior (Lubin) also told me to continue doing what I'm doing and it helped me.

How's life in Israel?

"People here treat me very nice. I love Israel and I'm glad I'm here. I like the country side. back home I was living in a city so it's good to change environments sometimes.

What's your goal for next season?

"I signed a 2-year-deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv and They loaned me to Galil/Gilboa for the season. My goal fro this season is to keep getting better both individually and as a team, and qualify for the Israeli final four, and make a run for the title. Still, I want to play on the highest level possible and the NBA is my ultimate goal. (Being in the NBA) is all about timing, and I think that I'll get my chance if I keep working hard. Euroleague ball is ok too because it's also considered one f the highest levels of basketball."

When did you start playing basketball?

"Growing up in Rhode Island, New York, I started becoming serious towards basketball in the seventh or eighth grade."

Are there any players you mimic your game after?

"I admire and try to learn from guys like Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James and Kevin Garnett. In Israel I prefer playing beyond the arc but I'm mostly playing the power forward position, so it allows me to work on my game and learn from many guys at multiple positions.




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  ITALY   

Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 23-8 
 2. Matera 21-11 
 3. Omegna 19-14 
 4. Castelletto 18-14 
 5. Casalpusterlengo 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. Mirandola 15-18 
 13. Recanati 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 36

Apr. 27: Omegna - Recanati 68-64
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. Ferrarese, Trevig.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. Vico, Matera2.7 
 6. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.7 
 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. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 6. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 7. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 8. Bisconti, Bari0.7 
 9. Piunti, Mirandola0.7 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.0.7 



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  KOSOVO   


Dardan Berisha with three pointer in last seconds sends Peja to the final - by Dren Shporta

Peja has reached the final of Cup Final Four after beating Bashkimi in the last seconds of the match with a three pointer from Dardan Berisha.

Bashkimi had a chance to win the match, but Kejuan Johnson and Mark Dawson missed the free throws in the dying moments of the match. While the result was 63-61 in Bashkimis favor, after Rokas Uzas scored both of a three throws, Dardan Berisha shooted for three pointer 4.7 seconds before the end of the match, for the result 63-64.

Peja will play Sigal Prishtina in the Cup Final tomorrow in Sezai Surroi court of Prizren.
Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group)
Blerim Mazreku scored 20 points (highest scorer) in the night while Dardan Berisha added 15 more for Rudolf Jugos team.
He said exlusively after match for eurobasket.com that, both of the teams played well and deserved the final.



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  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 27-4 
 2. Sagesse 24-7 
 3. Moutahed 23-9 
 4. Champville 19-12 
 5. Amchit 15-16 
 6. Byblos 14-17 
 7. Hoops 9-23 
 8. Bejjeh 8-23 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 14

Apr. 27: Moutahed - Hoops 93-72
Apr. 28: Bejjeh - Champville
Apr. 28: Byblos - Amchit
Apr. 29: Sagesse - Al Riyadi


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, Sagesse24.3 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.5 
 8. Williams, Bejjeh23.3 
 9. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 10. Perry, Hoops22.3 
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.11.0 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.8 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.1 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
 10. Khazzouh, Sagesse8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Blair, Hoops6.7 
 2. Akl, Sagesse6.6 
 3. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 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. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 8. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Fakhreddine, Hoo.1.4 
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. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.5 
 5. Fraser, Byblos1.5 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Terry, Champville0.8 
 10. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 


Williams is back at Cananea, ex Hoops - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 33-year old American guard Damond Williams (197-80, college: Mc Neese State). It is actually his comeback to Mineros de Cananea as he played here before. Williams played last season at Hoops in Lebanese Division A. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 4.0apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Williams ended the previous (2011) season at Huracanes (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league. But the most of that year he spent at Mineros de Cananea. In 8 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg.
In 2007 (four years after he left the college) Williams was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in first round (133th overall).
He attended Mc Neese State until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Williams was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Honorable Mention back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played also professionally in Argentina, Ireland, Venezuela (Marinos), Syria (Al Ittihad, Al Jalaa and Al Jaish), Dominican Republic (Titanes and Reales) and Mexico (Bomberos de Mexicali).
On Williams: Damond Williams is the most exciting athlete to watch. He has NBA abilities that will definitely take your team to the championship. Inside, outside, to the rack, rebounding, dunking, passing, shooting, this guy is a total complete package. Most importantly he is a team player on and off the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Guaymas 12-2 
 2. Hermosillo 12-4 
 3. Nogales 7-7 
 4. Obregon 6-8 
 5. Cananea 6-8 
 6. Navolato 6-8 
 7. Guasave 5-9 
 8. Los Mochis 5-9 
 9. Tijuana 5-9 

Regular Season: Round 16

Apr. 27: Hermosillo - Los Mochis 95-64
Apr. 27: Cananea - Guasave 91-87
Apr. 27: Obregon - Nogales 66-78
Apr. 27: Guaymas - Tijuana 102-96

Regular Season: Round 17

Apr. 30: Cananea - Los Mochis
Apr. 30: Tijuana - Guasave
Apr. 30: Obregon - Guaymas
Apr. 30: Nogales - Navolato


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Jones, Obregon24.2 
 2. Frederick, Guasave23.6 
 3. Monroe, Cananea22.7 
 4. Moss, Nogales21.7 
 5. Sperling, Obregon20.3 
 6. Shorter, Guaymas19.9 
 7. Polynice, Guasave19.1 
 8. Selleaze, Navolato18.4 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana17.9 
 10. Allen, Guaymas17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Moss, Nogales11.8 
 2. Habel, Guaymas8.6 
 3. Penny, Tijuana7.8 
 4. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.7.7 
 5. Jones, Obregon7.7 
 6. Selleaze, Navolato7.1 
 7. Frederick, Guasave6.7 
 8. Spain, Hermosillo6.6 
 9. Monroe, Cananea6.6 
 10. Polynice, Guasave6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Allen, Guaymas6.8 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.6.3 
 3. Logan, Nogales5.2 
 4. Polynice, Guasave5.1 
 5. Shorter, Guaymas4.9 
 6. Insunza, Navolato4.4 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo4.1 
 8. Quintero, Tijuana4.0 
 9. Dominguez, Guasave3.8 
 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. Insunza, Navolato1.6 
 4. Polynice, Guasave1.6 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 6. Allen, Guaymas1.5 
 7. Shorter, Guaymas1.4 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo1.4 
 9. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 10. Dominguez, Guasa.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Moss, Nogales1.8 
 2. Habel, Guaymas1.6 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 4. Gonzalez, Cananea1.2 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.0 
 6. Monroe, Cananea0.9 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana0.6 
 8. Shipley, Tijuana0.5 
 9. Polynice, Guasave0.4 
 10. Frederick, Guasave0.4 


Guasave adds Harris to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Frayles de Guasave (CIBACOPA) added to their roster 30-year old naturalized American guard Franco Harris (183-83, college: Boise State). He just played at Halc.Xalapa (LNBP). In 55 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The last summer Harris played at Mineros de Cananea. In 40 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.6apg (top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game and to the Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last () season he played at Correcaminos (LNBP). In 37 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game and to the Mexican LNBP All-Star Game.
The previous (2011) summer Harris played at Caballeros de Culiacan. In 13 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7bpg. The last (2011) season he played at Potros (LNBP). In 33 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Harris won Mexican CIBACOPA championship title in 2009. He was also voted Latinbasket.com Mexican CIBACOPA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2010.
Harris has played previously professionally in Mexico (Fuerza Regia, Cosmos and Lobos Grises) and IBL (Chico F. and Tri Valley T.).
He attended Boise State until 2005 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Williams is back at Cananea, ex Hoops - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 33-year old American guard Damond Williams (197-80, college: Mc Neese State). It is actually his comeback to Mineros de Cananea as he played here before. Williams played last season at Hoops in Lebanese Division A. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 4.0apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Williams ended the previous (2011) season at Huracanes (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league. But the most of that year he spent at Mineros de Cananea. In 8 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg.
In 2007 (four years after he left the college) Williams was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in first round (133th overall).
He attended Mc Neese State until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Williams was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Honorable Mention back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played also professionally in Argentina, Ireland, Venezuela (Marinos), Syria (Al Ittihad, Al Jalaa and Al Jaish), Dominican Republic (Titanes and Reales) and Mexico (Bomberos de Mexicali).
On Williams: Damond Williams is the most exciting athlete to watch. He has NBA abilities that will definitely take your team to the championship. Inside, outside, to the rack, rebounding, dunking, passing, shooting, this guy is a total complete package. Most importantly he is a team player on and off the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Guasave adds Harris to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Frayles de Guasave (CIBACOPA) added to their roster 30-year old naturalized American guard Franco Harris (183-83, college: Boise State). He just played at Halc.Xalapa (LNBP). In 55 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The last summer Harris played at Mineros de Cananea. In 40 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.6apg (top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game and to the Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last () season he played at Correcaminos (LNBP). In 37 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game and to the Mexican LNBP All-Star Game.
The previous (2011) summer Harris played at Caballeros de Culiacan. In 13 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7bpg. The last (2011) season he played at Potros (LNBP). In 33 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Harris won Mexican CIBACOPA championship title in 2009. He was also voted Latinbasket.com Mexican CIBACOPA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2010.
Harris has played previously professionally in Mexico (Fuerza Regia, Cosmos and Lobos Grises) and IBL (Chico F. and Tri Valley T.).
He attended Boise State until 2005 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



CIBACOPA Round 15: Fuerza Guinda Nogales defeat Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 15 in the CIBACOPA took place in Ciudad Obregon. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 3rd placed Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (6-7) to fifth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (6-7) 71-70 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 45-26 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. American-Cameroonian guard Mahmoud Abdul-Awwel (196-84, college: Arizona) helped adding 9 points and 15 rebounds. Fuerza Guinda Nogales' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Fuerza Guinda Nogales moved-up to third place, which they share with Obregon. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play again at home against Fuerza Guinda Nogales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Mineros de Cananea managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they won against eighth-ranked Frayles de Guasave 95-83. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Damond Williams accounted for 22 points and 7 assists. Mineros de Cananea's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) came up with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Mineros de Cananea (5-8) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Frayles de Guasave. Mineros de Cananea will again play against Frayles de Guasave (#7) at home in the next round. Frayles de Guasave will have a break next round.
CIBACOPA top team - Ostioneros de Guaymas (11-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (5-8) 98-76. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Shannon Shorter who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Marcus Morrison who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Tijuana Zonkeys lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ostioneros de Guaymas will again meet at home bottom-ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tijuana Zonkeys will have a break next round.
Second ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (11-4) crushed at home 6th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (5-8) by 22 points 88-66, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Kyle Spain who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Rayos de Hermosillo. Defending champion maintains second place with 11-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Pioneros Los Mochis lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo's next round opponent will be again Pioneros Los Mochis (#8) at home which should be theoretically another easy game.



Hermosillo - Los Mochis 88-66

Second ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (11-4) crushed at home 6th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (5-8) by 22 points 88-66, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Rayos de Hermosillo. Pioneros Los Mochis was better in fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rayos de Hermosillo dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Pioneros Los Mochis' 38. Rayos de Hermosillo players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Joaquin Villanueva (207-86) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import center Tyrone McNeal (213) added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Pioneros Los Mochis. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Rayos de Hermosillo. Defending champion maintains second place with 11-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Pioneros Los Mochis lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo's next round opponent will be again Pioneros Los Mochis (#8) at home which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: K.Spain 16+8reb+5ast, J.Villanueva 14+5reb+2ast, J.Lopez 12+7reb+1ast, P.Sanders 11+7reb+2ast, S.Monreal 9+1reb+5ast, E.Little 9+3reb+4ast
Los Mochis: D.Pearson 21+10reb+1ast, T.McNeal 16+13reb+1ast, N.Stallings 9+4reb+5ast, J.Sandoval 9, A.Verdugo 9+4reb+1ast, J.Olvera 2+1reb
gschID: 234909


Cananea - Guasave 95-83

Bottom-ranked Mineros de Cananea managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they won against eighth-ranked Frayles de Guasave 95-83. It looked good early as Frayles de Guasave took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Mineros de Cananea had a 26-20 second period charge getting the lead and Frayles de Guasave was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-95. Mineros de Cananea dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Frayles de Guasave's 44. Mineros de Cananea brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Damond Williams (197-80, college: McNeese St.) accounted for 22 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Mineros de Cananea's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) came up with 27 points and 8 rebounds and forward Duke Crews (203-88, college: Bowie St.) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Four Mineros de Cananea and five Frayles de Guasave players scored in double figures. Mineros de Cananea (5-8) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Frayles de Guasave. Mineros de Cananea will again play against Frayles de Guasave (#7) at home in the next round. Frayles de Guasave will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cananea: S.Monroe 28+7reb+3ast, D.Williams 22+3reb+7ast, R.Rougeau 22+7reb+3ast, Q.Gonzalez 17+10reb+3ast, O.Zuniga 3, M.Valenzuela 2
Guasave: E.Frederick 27+8reb+2ast, D.Crews 19+8reb, E.Polynice 13+6reb+1ast, J.Farrera 13+2reb+1ast, F.Harris 11+1reb, E.Loubet 0+1reb
gschID: 234908


Guaymas - Tijuana 98-76

CIBACOPA top team - Ostioneros de Guaymas (11-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (5-8) 98-76. The game without a history. Ostioneros de Guaymas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Tijuana Zonkeys' 48. They outrebounded Tijuana Zonkeys 50-38 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ostioneros de Guaymas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ostioneros de Guaymas made 9 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. point guard Myron Allen (182-79, college: Lee JC) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and center Gene Shipley (206-80, college: Brandon) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Tijuana Zonkeys lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ostioneros de Guaymas will again meet at home bottom-ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tijuana Zonkeys will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: S.Shorter 25+12reb+7ast, M.Allen 21+5reb+5ast, J.Habel 17+9reb+2ast, V.Avila 7+9reb+1ast, J.Reyes 6+2reb, A.Zarco 6+5reb+4ast
Tijuana: M.Morrison 26+10reb+3ast, G.Shipley 15+10reb, L.Ramirez 9+3reb+3ast, J.Penny 8+6reb, L.Rodriguez Sainz 7+1reb, E.Medina 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 234907


Obregon - Nogales 70-71

The most exciting game of round 15 in the CIBACOPA took place in Ciudad Obregon. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 3rd placed Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (6-7) to fifth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (6-7) 71-70 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 45-26 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. American-Cameroonian guard Mahmoud Abdul-Awwel (196-84, college: Arizona) helped adding 9 points and 15 rebounds. Fuerza Guinda Nogales' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St.) scored 18 points. Fuerza Guinda Nogales moved-up to third place, which they share with Obregon. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play again at home against Fuerza Guinda Nogales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nogales: R.Moss 24+15reb, B.Heredia 12, O.McCullough 11+4reb+2ast, M.Abdul-Awwel 9+15reb+3ast, M.Strobbe 7+4reb, J.Salcido 6
Obregon: K.Jones 21+5reb, B.Sperling 18+4reb+1ast, L.Davis 15+4reb+3ast, J.Salcedo 5+4reb+4ast, L.Pulido 5+2reb+1ast, H.Carrillo 4+3reb
gschID: 234906



CIBACOPA Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The biggest surprise of round 16 in CIBACOPA was guest Fuerza Guinda Nogales' (#3) road victory over Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#4) 78-66 on Saturday evening. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-13 charge of Fuerza Guinda Nogales, which allowed them to win the game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales outrebounded Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 34-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) fired 26 points for the winners. American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fuerza Guinda Nogales maintains third position with 7-7 record having five points less than leader Guaymas. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Cananea and Navolato. Fuerza Guinda Nogales are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#6) at home in the next round. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play against the league's leader Ostioneros de Guaymas and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Leader Ostioneros de Guaymas delivered the twelfth victory. This time they beat 9th ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (5-9) 102-96. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 5 assists. Myron Allen contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. American forward James Penny (198-76, college: TCU) replied with 29 points and 8 rebounds for Tijuana Zonkeys. Ostioneros de Guaymas (12-2) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Tijuana Zonkeys lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. They share the position with Los Mochis and Guasave. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#4) on the road in the next round. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Frayles de Guasave (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Hermosillo. Local Rayos de Hermosillo (12-4) outscored 8th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (5-9) 95-64 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Kyle Spain who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Nick Stallings responded with 19 points. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Pioneros Los Mochis lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with Tijuana and Guasave. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pioneros Los Mochis will play against Mineros de Cananea (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 16 Guasave was defeated by Cananea in a road game 91-87.


Hermosillo - Los Mochis 95-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Hermosillo. Local Rayos de Hermosillo (12-4) outscored 8th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (5-9) 95-64 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Rayos de Hermosillo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Pioneros Los Mochis' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) who added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Nick Stallings (190-83, college: Centenary, LA) responded with 19 points and his fellow American import forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Pioneros Los Mochis lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with Tijuana and Guasave. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pioneros Los Mochis will play against Mineros de Cananea (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: K.Spain 21+5reb+4ast, P.Sanders 18+2reb, J.Lopez 15+3reb, S.Monreal 11+7reb+8ast, J.Villanueva 9+6reb, E.Little 7+6reb+2ast
Los Mochis: N.Stallings 19+4reb+3ast, D.Pearson 14+9reb+1ast, J.Sandoval 12+4reb, T.McNeal 10+11reb, A.Verdugo 4+2reb, L.Felipe Diaz 3
gschID: 234913


Cananea - Guasave 91-87

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Mineros de Cananea and 7th ranked Frayles de Guasave had identical 5-8 record. This time Mineros de Cananea used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Guasave 91-87 on Saturday night. Frayles de Guasave trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 29-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 87-91 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Damond Williams (197-80, college: McNeese St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who added 24 points and 4 assists during the contest. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Mineros de Cananea's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side power forward Jose Farrera (205-85) responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Duke Crews (203-88, college: Bowie St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mineros de Cananea (6-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Navolato and Obregon. Frayles de Guasave lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Tijuana and Los Mochis. Mineros de Cananea will meet at home Pioneros Los Mochis (#8) in the next round. Frayles de Guasave will play against Tijuana Zonkeys and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cananea: S.Monroe 24+2reb+4ast, D.Williams 23+7reb+2ast, R.Rougeau 20+6reb+4ast, Q.Gonzalez 15+7reb+5ast, J.Durazo 5+1reb+2ast, J.Verdugo 4+2reb
Guasave: J.Farrera 30+6reb, F.Harris 25+2ast, E.Frederick 18+6reb+3ast, D.Crews 14+15reb+1ast, E.Loubet 0+3reb+2ast, E.Polynice 0
gschID: 234912


Guaymas - Tijuana 102-96

Leader Ostioneros de Guaymas delivered the twelfth victory. This time they beat 9th ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (5-9) 102-96. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tijuana Zonkeys won third quarter 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Ostioneros de Guaymas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 5 assists. The other American import point guard Myron Allen (182-79, college: Lee JC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. American forward James Penny (198-76, college: TCU) replied with 29 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Elvis Medina (183-84, college: Arizona W. CC) added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Tijuana Zonkeys. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ostioneros de Guaymas (12-2) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Tijuana Zonkeys lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. They share the position with Los Mochis and Guasave. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#4) on the road in the next round. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Frayles de Guasave (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: S.Shorter 28+2reb+5ast, A.Zarco 20+3reb+2ast, J.Habel 19+7reb+2ast, V.Avila 17+3reb+1ast, M.Allen 12+9reb+12ast, F.Benitez 4+3reb+1ast
Tijuana: J.Penny 29+8reb+2ast, E.Medina 21+6reb+7ast, L.Ramirez 19+2reb+6ast, M.Morrison 11+3reb+3ast, G.Shipley 10+3reb, L.Rodriguez Sainz 2
gschID: 234911


Obregon - Nogales 66-78

The biggest surprise of round 16 in CIBACOPA was guest Fuerza Guinda Nogales' (#3) road victory over Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#4) 78-66 on Saturday evening. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-13 charge of Fuerza Guinda Nogales, which allowed them to win the game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales outrebounded Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 34-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) fired 26 points for the winners. American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Luis Pulido (188-85, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fuerza Guinda Nogales maintains third position with 7-7 record having five points less than leader Guaymas. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Cananea and Navolato. Fuerza Guinda Nogales are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#6) at home in the next round. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play against the league's leader Ostioneros de Guaymas and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Nogales: R.Moss 26+4reb, O.McCullough 19+7reb+1ast, M.Strobbe 17+8reb+1ast, M.Abdul-Awwel 9+9reb+3ast, B.Heredia 5+3reb+3ast, J.Mercado 2+3reb
Obregon: K.Jones 18+5reb+1ast, L.Pulido 16+3ast, B.Sperling 10+5reb, L.Davis 9+4reb+2ast, H.Carrillo 6+3reb+2ast, J.Salcedo 5+2reb
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Rene Rougeau agreed terms with Cananea - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American swingman Rene Rougeau (198-86, college: UNLV, agency: ProSportsCareers). He played recently at Toros (LNBP). In 55 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg this season. He helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com Mexican LNBP All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The last summer Rougeau played at Caballeros de Culiacan. In 12 games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.4apg, 2.2spg and 1.1bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last (11/12) season Rougeau played at Toros (LNBP). In 57 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg. It was a very successful season as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Rougeau received Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Import Player of the Year award in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in New Zealand (Zero Fees Southland Sharks) and IBL (Las Vegas P.).
Rougeau attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2009 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Shorter number one in Mexico for round 15 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Guaymas, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Tijuana (#9, 5-8) with 22-point margin 98-76. It allowed Guaymas to consolidate first place in the Mexican CIBACOPA. Guaymas have a solid 11-2 record. In the team's last game Shorter had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Guaymas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of North Texas star has very solid stats this year. Shorter is in league's top in points (7th best: 19.3ppg) and assists (5th best: 4.9apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Cananea. Monroe had a very good evening with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Cananea cruised to a 95-83 relatively comfortable win over Guasave (5-8). This victory allowed Cananea to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Monroe is one of the most experienced players at Cananea and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.6ppg (#3). He also registered 7.0 boards per game. Former Newberry College star Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bahamas forward Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74) of Nogales (#3). Moss scored 24 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Nogales, leading his team to a 71-70 win against #4 ranked Obregon in a game of the week. The chances of Nogales ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Moss could help Nogales to bring them higher in the standings. Moss has a great season in Mexico. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 12.5rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.9bpg and FGP: 65.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Damond Williams (197-G-80) of Cananea - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Tyrone McNeal (213-C) of Los Mochis - 16 points and 13 rebounds
6. Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84) of Tijuana - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Rene Rougeau (198-G/F-86) of Cananea - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Kenny Jones (198-PF-84) of Obregon - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Guaymas - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Eric Frederick (203-F-88) of Guasave - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings - 1A

1A Standings
Play-Out
 1. Ibar Rozaje 6-3 
 2. Jedinstvo 6-4 
 3. ABS Primorje 6-4 
 4. Danilovgrad 5-5 
 5. Centar BP 4-5 
 6. S.Centar 2-8 
S-League
 1. Buducnost 9-0 
 2. Sutjeska 5-4 
 3. Teodo Tivat 4-5 
 4. Lovcen 3-6 
 5. Mornar Bar 3-6 
 6. Ulcinj 3-6 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 10

Play-Out

Apr. 27: Jedinstvo - ABS Primorje 81-64
Apr. 27: S.Centar - Danilovgrad 61-71
Apr. 28: Centar BP - Ibar Rozaje

S-League

Apr. 27: Ulcinj - Mornar Bar 77-71
Apr. 27: Buducnost - Lovcen 77-51
Apr. 27: Teodo Tivat - Sutjeska 73-64


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, Ulcinj16.6 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen16.5 
 5. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.16.3 
 6. Mitchell, Centar B.15.7 
 7. Jovanovic, Danilov.14.9 
 8. Draskovic, Jedin.14.1 
 9. Radosavljevi., Mor.13.8 
 10. Ratkovic, ABS P.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savo DJIKANOVIC
  Jaszbere.
  (211-C-75)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Djikanovic, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar8.7 
 3. Ljujic, Centar BP8.7 
 4. Radulovic, Teodo T.8.2 
 5. Draskovic, Jedin.7.8 
 6. Zejak, Danilovgrad7.5 
 7. Young, Danilovgrad7.5 
 8. Bacovic, ABS P.7.1 
 9. Radak, ABS P.6.6 
 10. Zizic, Sutjeska6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Jedinstvo
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Korac, Jedinstvo4.8 
 2. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.4.8 
 3. Boricic, ABS P.3.8 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen3.3 
 5. Mitchell, Centar B.3.1 
 6. Calic, Sutjeska3.0 
 7. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.9 
 8. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.9 
 9. Radosavljevi., Mor.2.5 
 10. Pajovic, Mornar B.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lazar SIMONOVIC
  Ulcinj
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.3 
 2. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.1 
 3. Mitchell, Centar B.1.9 
 4. Samardzic, Danilov.1.6 
 5. Femic, Centar BP1.5 
 6. Stojanovic, Lovcen1.5 
 7. Omerovic, Jedin.1.4 
 8. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.1.4 
 9. Young, Danilovgrad1.4 
 10. Korac, Jedinstvo1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  Centar BP
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ljujic, Centar BP1.8 
 2. Vujosevic, Sutjeska1.7 
 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.0.6 
 10. Zejak, Danilovgrad0.5 


Superleague Round 9 and Play-Out League Round 10: Teodo qualified for the Final Four. One more spot to be assigned - by Darko Pekic

There is only one more ticket for the Final Four left. Its clear after the games played tonight and three teams will be fighting for that ticket in the last round (Mornar, Ulcinj and Lovcen)! Teodo vs Sutjeska, the most interesting game of the Round, showed that two best teams in the Nation (along with Buducnost, of course) will have something to prove in the Final Four. Teodo won the game- 73-64, but the guest did not allow them to get an easy win and made a nice run in the third quarter to make the game interesting. But Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) scored 7 points in a row in the last quarter and helped the home team to qualify for the Final Four. Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) was the leading scorer for Teodo with 16 points and he was followed by Johnson who added 14 points. Sutjeska was represented by Darko Vujacic (198-G-79) who scored most of his 20 points in the first half.

Buducnost had no problems against young Lovcen team at home (77-51). The game was decided at the halftime so both coaches had a chance to give a chance to all team members in the second half. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) scored 15 points for the home team wile Petar Stojanovic (185-PG-90, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) led the guests with 14 points.

Ulcinj won once again against Mornar (77-71) and the new head coach Milosav Susic (agency: BBEH Cokrlija ) got his first career win against the team from his hometown Bar. Big men Sekula Jovanovic (202-F-88) (19 points) and Zoran Milovic (204-C/F-77) (18 points) led the home team in scoring. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) scored team high 18 points while the young big man Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) had a double double (17 points and 11 rebounds). The last games will be played on Tuesday and will decide the last Final Four participant.

As far as the Play-Out League is concerned, the news is that we probably have the second relegated team and its Danilovgrad. Although Danilovgrad won easy against Studentski Centar in Podgorica (71-62) Jedinstvo won at home against Primorje and therefore the only hope for Danilovgrad now is a possible upset in Bijelo Polje made by Ibar. Vladimir Mrdak (206-C-94) led the guests with a double double (16 points and 10 rebounds) while Jay-R Strowbridge (183-PG-88, college: Oregon) added 14 points and 8 rebounds. The home team Mirko Miranovic (190-G-90) (21 points) who is on of the best scorers of the Play-Out League. Tomorrow in Bijelo Polje, Centar and Ibar will decide the last EBL member for next season.



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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.28.3 
 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.23.0 
 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.10.4 
 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 Clippers9.5 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 6. Parker, San A.7.6 
 7. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 8. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 9. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
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.2.1 
 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. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 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. Davis, N.Orleans H.1.8 
 10. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 


Sixers' D-League team to be known as Delaware 87ers - by Eurobasket News

Philadelphia 76ers managing owner Josh Harris announced today that the team has purchased an NBA Development League franchise, and the new team will play its home games at the University of Delawares Bob Carpenter Center. The Delaware 87ers will be the 17th team in the D-League, which has franchises stretching from Portland, Maine, to El Segundo, Calif. The 87ers will play a 50-game schedule that runs from November through April, with 24 home games, 24 road games and two games played at a neutral site. The official schedule will be released in August. 76ers CEO Adam Aron said the 87ers paid UD a flat fee for the use of the Bob but would not disclose the amount. The 87ers will be the only D-League team playing in a college arena. Aron said the new team will soon begin searching for office space in Wilmington and expects to employ 20 to 40 people in Delaware, with more part-time employees working on game nights. Aron said ticket prices will range from $9-$29, with the exception of courtside seats, which could go for $100 or more per game. Season tickets will be available at a 20 percent discount over individual game prices. The D-League is the NBAs only minor league. The 87ers will have a 10-man roster. Up to three of those players may be assigned to the team by the 76ers, with the rest coming from the D-League draft. All players not specifically under contract with the 76ers will be free agents, eligible to be signed at any time by the 76ers or any other NBA team. D-League President Dan Reed said that 30 percent of the current players in the NBA have D-League experience, including current 76ers Dorell Wright (6'9''-F-85), Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89, college: Washington) and Arnett Moultrie (6'11''-PF-90, agency: David Lee services, college: Mississippi St.). Reed said 132 players currently on NBA rosters have played in the D-League, with the most notable being Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-PG-88, college: Harvard). The 87ers will wear red, white and blue, just like the 76ers. Their new logo looks just like the 76ers logo, with the 76 in the middle of the basketball being replaced by an 87. The 87ers team name was selected in recognition of Delaware being the first state to ratify the United States Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. Just as the 76ers are commonly shortened to the Sixers, the 87ers hope to become commonly known as the Sevens. The 87ers new website, which is up and running, is sevens.com. With the purchase, the Sixers will become the sixth NBA team with 100 percent ownership of their D-League affiliate, joining the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers acquired operating rights that previously were held by the Utah Flash, a team that went on hiatus two seasons ago, a team release said.
Courtesy of: delawareonline.com



J.R. Smith suspended one game for elbowing Jason Terry - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow and striking the chin of Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (6'2''-PG-77, college: Arizona), it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Smith was assessed a Flagrant Foul Two and ejected, occurred with 7:06 remaining in the fourth quarter of New Yorks 90-76 win over Boston last night, at the TD Garden. Smith will serve his suspension tomorrow, Sunday, April 28, when the Knicks face the Celtics at the TD Garden.
Courtesy of.insidehoops.com



Splitter out 7-10 days with ankle sprain - by Eurobasket News

Starting power forward Tiago Splitter (6'11''-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) is expected to miss 7-10 days with a sprained left ankle, according to a Twitter post by Express-News columnist Buck Harvey. Splitter was injured in the second half of Fridays Game 3 rout in Los Angeles. He had five points and six rebounds in 25 minutes. Splitter is averaging 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in his first season as a regular starter. The Spurs lead their first round series with the Lakers 3-0. Game 4 is Sunday. Splitter might not miss any game action beyond that should the Golden State-Denver series on the other side of the bracket stretch out. The Warriors went up 2-1 with a 110-108 victory in Oakland on Friday. The earliest they can close out is Game 5 on Tuesday. If necessary, Game 6 is Thursday and Game 7 is next Saturday.
Courtesy of: mysanantonio.com



Chicago 142, Brooklyn 134 - by Milord Nikolic

Nate Robinson scored 34 points before fouling out as host Chicago recovered from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun Brooklyn and take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference best-of-seven series. Robinson scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, including 12 straight during a game-tying 14-0 run, and Joakim Noah hit the go-ahead shot in the third overtime for Chicago. Carlos Boozer scored 21 points and Kirk Hinrich had 18 points and 14 assists for the Bulls, who will try to finish the series off in Mondays Game 5 at Brooklyn. Deron Williams had 32 points and 10 assists, Brook Lopez had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Joe Johnson scored 22 points for Brooklyn. The Nets were just 8-of-27 shooting in the three overtimes after making 57.1 percent in regulation. The Bulls took a 121-119 lead with two seconds left in the first overtime when Robinson hit a running one-hand bank shot. Brooklyn forced the second overtime when Johnson hit a 10-footer as time expired, and Lopez forced the third by hitting one of two free throws with 48.7 seconds left in the second extra session. Brooklyn had a 109-95 lead after a dunk by Gerald Wallace with 3:45 left in the regulation before Robinson went on a personal 12-0 eruption and then fed Boozer for the tying hoop with 55.4 seconds. Lopez hit two free throws and Noah scored on a putback before Williams missed a last-second shot.



Russell Westbrook undergoes successful surgery, out for playoffs - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) underwent successful surgery on Saturday to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Westbrook will miss the remainder of the 2013 NBA playoffs. Although we are of course disappointed that Russell will be unable to return to the floor with his teammates this season, the opportunity to repair the meniscus as opposed to remove it was the best possible scenario for Russell's long term health as a player and person, Sam Presti said in a statement. Russell's health and well being are obviously our number one priority through this process and today's procedure helped solidify our belief that Russell will have many productive years of basketball in his future. Westbrook suffered the right knee injury in Game 2 of the Thunder's first-round series against the Houston Rockets, when Patrick Beverley collided with him as he tried to call a timeout. Rehab will begin immediately for Westbrook and a timetable for his return will be determined during the offseason.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Thunder are 3-0 up on Rockets, Hawks open win count against Pacers - by Eurobasket News

Houston R. - Oklah.City T. 101-104
Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas) was up to the challenge of winning without his right-hand man, but it almost didn't happen. The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 104-101 in their first game in five seasons without Russell Westbrook, as Durant's 41 points were barely enough to withstand a comeback effort. The Rockets trailed by 26 points in the second quarter, and slowly cut that lead as the second half progressed. They led briefly late in the fourth quarter, before a few crucial mistakes allowed the Thunder to put the game away. Durant was simply dominant in the first half, scoring 27 of his 41 points as the Rockets fell prey to too many James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) isolations and missed three-pointers. Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) dominated the offensive glass, and Oklahoma City went into halftime with a 17-point lead. The wheels started to come off in the third quarter, as the Thunder missed eight consecutive shots near the end of the period to allow the Rockets to cut the lead to single digits. Key three-pointers by backups Carlos Delfino and Francisco Gracia, as well as a 30-point performance by James Harden, keyed Houston's comeback effort. With under a minute remaining in the game, a costly decision to foul Thunder point guard Derek Fisher allowed Oklahoma City to put the game away at the free-throw line. Fisher played most of the fourth quarter in place of starter Reggie Jackson, although Jackson made two free throws to give the Thunder a three-point lead with eight seconds remaining in the game. Jackson started in place of Westbrook, who suffered a torn left lateral meniscus in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Rockets, on a play many blamed Houston guard Patrick Beverley for. Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins hit Beverley with an illegal pick less than a minute into Saturday's game. Ibaka scored 17 points to go along with his 11 rebounds, and Jackson added 14. For the Rockets, in addition to Harden's 30 points, Chandler Parsons (6'9''-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida) had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Francisco Garcia (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Louisville) added 18 points off the bench. With Saturday's win, the Thunder lead the Rockets 3-0, and can close out a series sweep with a win on Monday. That game begins at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time at Houston's Honda Center. Courtesy of: usatoday.com

Atlanta H. - Indiana P. 90-69
The Indiana Pacers looked so good in the first two games of the playoffs. They couldn't have looked much worse Saturday night. The Atlanta Hawks raced to a 24-point lead by halftime and blew out the cold-shooting Pacers 90-69 in Game 3, narrowing Indiana's lead in the series to 2-1. Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the home team. Suddenly, it's a series. Game 4 is Monday night in Atlanta, where the Hawks have won 12 straight over the Pacers dating to 2006. "It was just one of those nights," Pacers star Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) said. "Everything we did was uncharacteristic." The Pacers manhandled the Hawks in two double-digit wins at Indianapolis, but the roles switched after the series headed south. "We wanted to show them we're here to play," Atlanta guard Jeff Teague said. "We were not going to back down to them." This one was over by halftime, the Hawks racing to a 54-30 lead that set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in the first half of a playoff game, and matching Indiana's worst effort in a postseason opening half. The Hawks changed up their lineup - inserting 7-footer Johan Petro at center and bringing 3-point specialist Kyle Korver off the bench - after getting bounced around on the road. With more favorable matchups and a lot more energy, Atlanta suddenly looked like a team that can challenge the Pacers. "We were ready to go," coach Larry Drew said. "Before the game, I went in the locker room to give my speech and it was quiet in there. That told me they were focused." David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) led the Pacers with 18 points. George, who averaged 25 points in the first two games, was held to 16 on 4-of-11 shooting. Indiana connected on a dismal 27 percent (22 of 81) from the field. Taking Smith and George out of the mix, they were 11 of 56. "We're a very young team," coach Frank Vogel said. "There's going to be some growing pains. We're going to feel this, experience this, and get better from it." Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) added 14 points for the Hawks, and Teague had 13. But that's only part of the story. Smith was able to take George out of his comfort zone, while Teague put the clamps on George Hill, who had surprisingly averaged 20 points in the first two games. The Pacers guard was held to three on 1-of-8 shooting. "They came out with a lot of energy, put us on our heels early, and the rest is history," Hill said. "We turned the ball over a lot and we weren't getting to the places that we want to get to on offensive end." Drew started the little-used Petro at center in hopes of cutting into the Pacers' size advantage, a move that had a ripple effect on Horford and Smith, providing more favorable defensive matchups all along the front line. Horford was able to shift to power forward, while Smith moved over to small forward. But, after getting manhandled in the first two games at Indianapolis, the Hawks' turnaround wasn't really propelled by a great strategic move. Petro played only 14 minutes. Korver, who started the first two games, still got the bulk of the playing time with 29 minutes. Instead, this was more about the Hawks coming out with a lot more passion, the very things Drew had been preaching since the start of the series. "We were ready," Smith said. After falling behind 8-1 in the opening minutes and calling a quick timeout, Atlanta dominated the rest of the opening half with a display that had the crowd on its feet time and time again, while the Pacers stood around in a state of shock, looking nothing like the team that averaged 110 points and a 16-point margin of victory on its home court. They made four of their first six shots - then missed 30 of their next 36 before halftime, many of them the forced, ugly efforts of a team that turned increasingly desperate as the Hawks seemed to get to every loose ball just a little quicker. Roy Hibbert missed all four of his shots in the first half. The backcourt duo of Hill and Lance Stephenson each went 1 of 6. The Atlanta defense, which was largely nonexistent in the first two games, contested every shot this time. Not only did Petro bring a more physical presence, Ivan Johnson came off the bench to provide plenty of bruising, quality minutes - not to mention some fierce staredowns when Indiana did manage a rare basket. But nothing was more telling that when the 6-foot-10 Horford led a lumbering fast break in the second quarter, West sent him tumbling to the court with a hard foul, and Teague came to his teammate's defense. After a bit more shoving and jawing, the teams were separated. The officials reviewed the video and stuck with their original call - a flagrant foul on West, a technical on Teague. "I don't think it was a dirty play. It was a hard foul. It's playoff basketball," Horford said. Still, he was impressed by Teague's reaction. "I was very surprised," Horford said. "I was like, 'Was that you?' I was happy. I was proud. He had my back out there." For the most part, the game lived up to the nickname the Hawks' PR department has tried to push on the team for years. This was, indeed, the Highlight Factory - most notably late in the first half, when Devin Harris took off on a fast break, glanced over his left shoulder and spotted Smith sprinting up from behind. Harris delivered a perfect behind-the-back pass, and Smith unleashed a thunderous left-handed slam that would've scored a perfect "10" in a dunk contest. The Pacers, in fact, spent most of the night in a defensive fog. Stephenson fouled Harris on a desperation 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down, and the Atlanta player knocked down all three free throws. Then, after the Pacers made a couple of free throws with 6 seconds left in the half, Harris let the inbounds pass roll nearly to midcourt to save time, then scooped it up and took off for an uncontested layup that sent the Hawks to the locker room with their 24-point lead. Courtesy of: miamiherald.com



Grizzlies draw even with the Clippers thanks to 104:83 win - by Eurobasket News

Looking to even their playoff series at 2 with the Clippers, the Grizzlies rode the 1-2 punch of big men Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) and Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) to another easy win over L.A. 104-83.
ZBo scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half, then turned things over to Gasol. Gasol with 14 of his 24 in the third quarter as the Grizzlies two bigs combined for 48 points and 22 rebounds, helping the Grizz outrebound the Clippers by 17, leading to a 22-2 edge in second chance points. The Grizzlies put six players in double figures as Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) joined Gasol with a double double of 15 points and 13 assists. This series now shifts back to L.A. for game 5 on Tuesday night. Game 6 will be back in Memphis on Friday.
Courtesy of: wreg.com



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Standings Men

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Apr. 27: Taranaki MA - Nelson G. 90-91
Apr. 25: Hub Jets - Super City R. 87-86
Apr. 26: Waikato P. - Nelson G. 78-93
Apr. 27: HBS Bank Hawks - OceanaGold N. 74-81
Apr. 26: Wellington S. - Taranaki MA 100-89
Apr. 28: Southland S. - Wellington S.
Apr. 28: Super City R. - OceanaGold N.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Benny ANTHONY
  OceanaGo.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Anthony, OceanaGo.26.0 
 2. Pace, Nelson G.25.3 
 3. Tait, Wellington S.23.0 
 4. Atkinson, Waika.22.0 
 5. Webster, Waika.19.5 
 6. Mills, Wellington19.0 
 7. Buck, Super City R.19.0 
 8. Greene, HBS B.19.0 
 9. Gabriel, Taranaki.19.0 
 10. Maxey, Nelson G.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 18
 1. Atkinson, Waika.18.0 
 2. Horvath, Hub Jets13.0 
 3. Boucher, Wellingt.11.5 
 4. Maxey, Nelson G.10.3 
 5. Gabriel, Taranaki.10.0 
 6. Pace, Nelson G.9.3 
 7. Bailey, Super C.8.7 
 8. Conklin, Southland8.5 
 9. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.5 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jack LEASURE
  Taranaki.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Leasure, Taranaki.8.0 
 2. Tait, Wellington S.7.0 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets6.3 
 4. Dickel, OceanaGo.6.0 
 5. Frank, Wellington5.5 
 6. Bloxham, Nelson G.5.0 
 7. Webster, Waika.5.0 
 8. Martin, Southlan.5.0 
 9. Hamilton, Waikato4.5 
 10. Buck, Super City4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Braswell, Southlan.5.0 
 2. Boucher, Wellingt.4.0 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets4.0 
 4. Dickel, OceanaGo.3.5 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.2.5 
 6. Greene, HBS B.2.3 
 7. Ruscoe, Nelson G.2.3 
 8. O''Riley, Super C.2.0 
 9. Bailey-N., Taranak.2.0 
 10. Buck, Super City2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.5 
 2. Dawson, Southlan.2.5 
 3. Tisby, OceanaGo.2.0 
 4. Frank, Wellington1.5 
 5. Maxey, Nelson G.1.3 
 6. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.1.3 
 8. Aston, OceanaGo.1.0 
 9. Gabriel, Taranaki.1.0 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.1.0 


NBL round 2 Low Down - by Mike Lacey

Round 2 of the NBL got underway on Anzac Day, the James Blond Super City Rangers, playing their third away game in seven days visiting the Palmerston North Jets. Most would have picked the Jets to win this one comfortably but the Rangers, led by a game high 36 points, including 5 from 10 from behind the arc, from point guard Carl Buck had other ideas. Veteran guard Troy McLean (24 points) helped the Jets to a handy 47-38 half time advantage but the visitors stormed back in the second half, the game tied 83 apiece with 1:50 remaining. Both teams were guilty of turnovers down the stretch and it was left to McLean, with a trey and a free throw to seal the win for the hosts. Import Garius Hollman (20pts/10 rebounds) had a strong game in support of McLean whilst Johnny Fesolai (16 pts/8 rebounds) was busy for the Rangers who also got good value from youngsters Shea Ili (9pts) and Jack Salt (8pts/7 rebounds).
On Friday the Waikato Pistons hosted the Nelson Giants and gave a much improved performance before going down 93-78 to the Giants. Zack Atkinson gave an eye catching display, scoring 22 points, including four or five emphatic dunks, collecting 22 boards and swatting 6 blocks. He was supported by Tai Webster who knocked down 20 points. The Giants always had the game under control, captain Erron Maxey led the way with 26 points, Josh Pace scored 23 points, the evergreen Phill Jones 19 points.
Further south the Wellington Saints held off the Taranaki Mountain Airs 100-89. Taranaki, on the back of a game high 30 points from Jack Leasure, led 69-68 entering the final quarter and were just a point adrift, 89-88 with 1:45 to play. However, the back court combination of Corey Webster (26pts) and Lindsay Tait (20pts) eased the Saints to the win, the pair scoring eight points between them in the final two minutes.
On Saturday the Otago Nuggets and Nelson Giants had difficult away encounters, both teams under manned with players attending the Sky City Breakers end of season Awards evening. The Giants minus Josh Bloxham and Mika Vukona ground out a hard fought win, 91-90 against the Taranaki Mountain Airs. The Airs were in the ascendancy 50-30 at half time but with Jack Leasure fouling out early in the second half the momentum swung dramatically in favour of the Giants who grabbed the lead with four minutes remaining and clung on for their second win in 24 hours.
The Nuggets, without shooting guard Hayden Allen had a really encouraging win defeating the Bay Hawks 81-74, their first victory against the Hawks in ten years. American Antoine Tisby did the damage scoring a game high 25 points, ably assisted by BJ Anthony with 18 points. The Hawks led 45-34 at the main break but a dominant 27-10 third period in favour of the Nuggets decided the encounter. Paora Winitana (19 points) and Jarrod Kenny (16 points/4 rebounds/3 assists) were the best for the hosts.

On Sunday the Wellington Saints made it four wins from four and three straight on the road, defeating the Southland Sharks 83-75. The scores were tied 50 points apiece in the third quarter but the Saints, once in front were never headed. New import Bryant Markson led the Saints scoring with 20 points and he was ably supported by Casey frank (18 points/10 rebounds). Leon Henry had 10 points and 6 rebounds in his first game of the season for the Sharks, their import Brian Conklin putting together an impressive double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Otara Receation Centre became the latest venue to host an NBL game as the James Blond Super City Rangers entertained the Otago Nuggets in the final game of the round in front of an enthusiastic crowd that included new SKY CITY Breakers head coach Dean Vickerman. The Rangers made a strong start to lead 27-20 at the first break. The Nuggets reeled in the hosts in the second quarter as the Rangers committed far too many turnovers 16 at half time and a whopping 28 in total. The Rangers, although slipping to their fourth defeat never gave up trying and were particularly well served by a trio of rookies. Patrich Bolstad was terrific on the boards with 16 in total including 10 at the offensive end he also added 13 points. Fellow forward Jack Salt (9pts/10 rebounds) and guard Shea Ili (10pts/5 rebounds/4 assists) were equally impressive. The Nuggets will be very satisfied to have gained victories on successive nights. Akeem Wright led all scorers with 29 points and centre Antoine Tisby had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. Interestingly, the Rangers had 5 players foul out on the back end of a rather lop sided 30-19 foul count that resulted in the Nuggets visiting the foul line on fourty one occasions.



NBL round 2 Low Down - by Mike Lacey

Round 2 of the NBL got underway on Anzac Day, the James Blond Super City Rangers, playing their third away game in seven days visiting the Palmerston North Jets. Most would have picked the Jets to win this one comfortably but the Rangers, led by a game high 36 points, including 5 from 10 from behind the arc, from point guard Carl Buck had other ideas. Veteran guard Troy McLean (24 points) helped the Jets to a handy 47-38 half time advantage but the visitors stormed back in the second half, the game tied 83 apiece with 1:50 remaining. Both teams were guilty of turnovers down the stretch and it was left to McLean, with a trey and a free throw to seal the win for the hosts. Import Garius Hollman (20pts/10 rebounds) had a strong game in support of McLean whilst Johnny Fesolai (16 pts/8 rebounds) was busy for the Rangers who also got good value from youngsters Shea Ili (9pts) and Jack Salt (8pts/7 rebounds).
On Friday the Waikato Pistons hosted the Nelson Giants and gave a much improved performance before going down 93-78 to the Giants. Zack Atkinson gave an eye catching display, scoring 22 points, including four or five emphatic dunks, collecting 22 boards and swatting 6 blocks. He was supported by Tai Webster who knocked down 20 points. The Giants always had the game under control, captain Erron Maxey led the way with 26 points, Josh Pace scored 23 points, the evergreen Phill Jones (195-G-74) 19 points.
Further south the Wellington Saints held off the Taranaki Mountain Airs 100-89. Taranaki, on the back of a game high 30 points from Jack Leasure, led 69-68 entering the final quarter and were just a point adrift, 89-88 with 1:45 to play. However, the back court combination of Corey Webster (26pts) and Lindsay Tait (20pts) eased the Saints to the win, the pair scoring eight points between them in the final two minutes.
On Saturday the Otago Nuggets and Nelson Giants had difficult away encounters, both teams under manned with players attending the Sky City Breakers end of season Awards evening. The Giants minus Josh Bloxham and Mika Vukona ground out a hard fought win, 91-90 against the Taranaki Mountain Airs. The Airs were in the ascendancy 50-30 at half time but with Jack Leasure fouling out early in the second half the momentum swung dramatically in favour of the Giants who grabbed the lead with four minutes remaining and clung on for their second win in 24 hours.
The Nuggets, without shooting guard Hayden Allen had a really encouraging win defeating the Bay Hawks 81-74, their first victory against the Hawks in ten years. American Antoine Tisby did the damage scoring a game high 25 points, ably assisted by BJ Anthony with 18 points. The Hawks led 45-34 at the main break but a dominant 27-10 third period in favour of the Nuggets decided the encounter. Paora Winitana (19 points) and Jarrod Kenny (16 points/4 rebounds/3 assists) were the best for the hosts.

On Sunday the Wellington Saints made it four wins from four and three straight on the road, defeating the Southland Sharks 83-75. The scores were tied 50 points apiece in the third quarter but the Saints, once in front were never headed. New import Bryant Markson led the Saints scoring with 20 points and he was ably supported by Casey frank (18 points/10 rebounds). Leon Henry had 10 points and 6 rebounds in his first game of the season for the Sharks, their import Brian Conklin putting together an impressive double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Otara Receation Centre became the latest venue to host an NBL game as the James Blond Super City Rangers entertained the Otago Nuggets in the final game of the round in front of an enthusiastic crowd that included new SKY CITY Breakers head coach Dean Vickerman. The Rangers made a strong start to lead 27-20 at the first break. The Nuggets reeled in the hosts in the second quarter as the Rangers committed far too many turnovers 16 at half time and a whopping 28 in total. The Rangers, although slipping to their fourth defeat never gave up trying and were particularly well served by a trio of rookies. Patrich Bolstad was terrific on the boards with 16 in total including 10 at the offensive end he also added 13 points. Fellow forward Jack Salt (9pts/10 rebounds) and guard Shea Ili (10pts/5 rebounds/4 assists) were equally impressive. The Nuggets will be very satisfied to have gained victories on successive nights. Akeem Wright led all scorers with 29 points and centre Antoine Tisby had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. Interestingly, the Rangers had 5 players foul out on the back end of a rather lop sided 30-19 foul count that resulted in the Nuggets visiting the foul line on fourty one occasions.





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  PHILIPPINES   


2013 ASEAN Basketball League Roundup: April 24-26, 2013 - by Enzo Flojo

The San Miguel Beermen gained some distance between themselves and the second-running Indonesia Warriors this past week. San Miguels win over the Slammers coupled with Indonesia going 1-1 gave the Beermen a 1.5 game lead over the Warriors in the standings. The Malaysia Dragons, meanwhile, who gave the Warriors their lone loss this past week, hiked their slate up to 10 wins and 8 losses.

This past Wednesday, the Beermen beat the Thailand Slammers, 78-70, leaning on the 18 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds of old-man-can Asi Taulava. Other locals also came to play, with Leo Avenido and Paolo Hubalde scoring 15 and 14 points respectively. On the other end, it was Christien Charles who led the way for the Thais, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 boards.

On the same day, the Indonesia Warriors welcomed Stanley Pringle back into the fold with a victory over the cellar-dwelling Saigon Heat, 77-63. Jai Reyes, David Palmer, and Justin Howard all combined for 52 markers to lead the hometown Heat, but even that terrific triumvirates production was not enough to beat the Warriors. The Indons had four guys score in the double-digits so they could move a little closer to the Beermens top spot. American imports Steve Thomas and Chris Daniels paired up for 33 points, while Pinoy imports John Smith and Jerick Caada scored 15 and 14 markers respectively to underscore the Warriors dominance.

That dominance, however, wasnt very evident against the Westports Malaysia Dragons last night. The Dragons, behind the 32-point explosion of Marcus Hubbard, upended the Warriors and solidified their hold on third place. Other imports Gavin Edwards, Julius Armon, and Justin Melton scored at least 11 points to backstop Hubbard, while the Warriors 20 markers from Thomas and 19 each from Pringle and Daniels.

Now that Pringle is back in playing condition, itll be really fun to see who the best Fil-American PG will be. Pringle was the clear best last season, but SMBs Chris Banchero has upped his play this year (get well soon, Chris!), while Justin Melton has been a revelation for the Dragons. Singapores Phillip Morrison is no slouch, too, so itll really be interesting to see wholl be remembered as this seasons best Fil-Am playmaker. My bet, however, is on Banchero, especially if the Beermen go on to win the big one and mainly because he has the more impressive body of work.

Game Recaps:
SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN over SPORTS REV THAILAND SLAMMERS, 78-70
The Beermen extended their win-streak to 11 games tonight after handing the Slammers a 78-70 loss at Nimibutr Stadium, Thailand. This win keeps them at the top of the standings with a record of 14-3.

Asi Taulava stepped things up in the final quarter and finished the game with 18 points. Leo Avenido chipped in with 15 points and Paulo Hubalde rounded up the Beermens top 3 scorers with his 14 points.

Leo Avenido started the game by sinking his first 3 three-pointers. RJ Rizadas lay-up capped off a run to give the Beermen an 11-2 lead to open up the game. The Slammers answered with their own run that brought them to within four points at 12-8 only a minute later, but that was as close as the Slammers got in the first period. The Beermen pushed both ends of the court, limiting the Slammers to just 1 point for the remainder of the period to lead 28 to 12 going into the second.

16 points down, Christien Charles made a statement as he dunked to start off the Slammers scoring in the second quarter. This began the Slammers climb back into the game which resulted in Darongpan Apiromvilaichais three at the mid-way point, placing the Slammers back within striking distance at 24-31.

The Slammers kept it tight heading into the halftime break and limited the Beermen to just 8 points in the entire second quarter. Charles ended the quarter the way he started it, with a strong dunk, and the Slammers head into the break trailing by just 3 at 33 to 36.

The Slammers came into the second half a different team and Pairach Sekteera gave the Slammers their first lead of the game 37 to 36 with 8:46 left to play in the third quarter. After a bit of back and forth, Baguion sank a long three with four minutes remaining in the period and 3 seconds left on the shot clock to put the Slammers up 47 to 41. The Beermen were not hitting their mark offensively in the third period and were limited to just 6 points up until the final two minutes when Val Acuna and Brian Williams helped close the gap to 46-53 heading into the final period.

Asi Taulava set things up for a Beermen revival in the fourth quarter after he converted four consecutive free throw attempts that brought the Beermen to within 5 at 50-55. Paulo Hubalde also had a spectacular fourth period and his free throws at the mid-way point pulled the Beermen in to just one point at 60 to 59. Taulava then tied things up with 3:28 remaining on the clock at 64 all.

Knowing full well their streak was on the line the Beermen powered on off solid performances from Taulava and Hubalde who combined for 23 of the Beermens tally of 32 in the fourth quarter. In the end, Taulavas free throws sealed the deal for the Beermen who keep their streak alive as they walk out of Thailand with the 78-70 win.

Christien Charles led the Slammers with 16 points and 10 rebounds followed by Darongpan Apiromvilaichai who recorded 12.

INDONESIA WARRIORS over SAIGON HEAT, 77-63
The Indonesia Warriors used a frantic start to the third quarter to pull away and beat the Saigon Heat 77-63 at Tan Binh Stadium, Vietnam.

Steven Thomas led the Warriors with 17 points. Chris Daniels had a great all-around game as he finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. John Smith added 15 points and Jerick Canada chipped in 14 points for the Warriors who improved to 13-4.

After sitting on the sidelines for the first 15 weeks of the regular season, Stanley Pringle made his return in this game. Pringle checked in to the game with 4:44 left in the first quarter. Pringle finished with 2 points on 1 for 10 shooting in 24 minutes.

The depleted Heat team gave the Warriors all they could handle in the first half. A lay-up from David Palmer and Chris Sumalinog briefly gave the Heat a 24-23 lead with 5:36 left in the second quarter. But the Warriors immediately turned the table with their defense and answered with a 12-0 run. Daniels came up with a steal which was converted into a lay-up by Canada then Thomas scored on Palmer on the next possesion, giving the Warriors a 35-24 lead with 3:17 left before halftime.

It was all Warriors in the third quarter. Amin Prihantono sank a three-point shot to start a 11-2 run in the opening of the period. The Warriors had their biggest lead in the game, 64-41, after Canada made two pump fakes on Palmer and knocked down a bank shot. The Warriors outscored the Heat 26-10 in the third quarter.

Down 21 points heading into the final quarter, the Heat tried to make a rally. Newly recruited Justin Howard, who replaced the injured Dior Lowhorn, came in and provided the Heat with great energy. Howard made a hook shot with 2:32 left, cutting the Heats deficit 72-58. Unfortunately that was as close as the Heat could get. Mario Wuysang knocked down a three-point shot with 2:15 left to ensure the Warriors win.

Reyes scored 18 points and Palmer finished with 17 points. Howard had an impressive debut with the Heat after scoring 17 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Howard will be playing with the Heat for the remainder of the season.

WESTPORTS MALAYSIA DRAGONS over INDONESIA WARRIORS, 86-85
It was another wild finish between the Indonesia Warriors and the Westports Malaysia Dragons and in a moment of dj vu the Dragons grabbed another one point win at 86-85. With this win, the Dragons solidified their position on third with a 10-8 record.

Marcus Hubbard had his best performance in a Dragons jersey in this game and finished with 32 points while shooting 60% from the field. Gavin Edwards contributed 18 points and Julius Armon also had a career night with 17 points.

The Dragons started the game slow and were scoreless in the first minutes as the Warriors grabbed a 4-point lead. Julius Armon then gave the Dragons their first lead at 7-6 at the six minute mark. A John Smith 3 put the Warriors back on top at 11-7 and the Warriors took back control to end the quarter leading 18-11.

Stanley Pringle got his first start of the season and showed little signs of ring rust as he finished the first half with 12 out of the Warriors 32 points. With the Dragons closing in to just 4 at 25-21, Pringle grabbed the rebound drives through traffic, draws and converts a free throw to regain the 9 point lead 30-21 with 4 minutes left till the half. With Chris Daniels and Steve Thomas forced to withdraw to the bench due to foul trouble, Dragons stage a run to close in to 35-32 with 2:25 on the clock. However, Pringle and John Smith takes advantage of the Dragons sloppy defense and ended the quarter defending their lead 39-32.

The Warriors come off the break by increasing their lead to 7 before back to back threes by Smith gives the Warriors a 45 to 32 lead. The Dragons responded with a 11-2 run to cut the deficit to just four points at 47-43 with a little over 5:37 left in the quarter. A sensational move by Edwards then turned it to a single possession game at 47-45 before Hubbard tied things up at 47.

Back on the floor, Thomas swings the momentum back to the Warriors as he puts in back to back baskets to stop the Dragons run. Canada continued the Warriors comeback by slicing through traffic to further increase the lead to 53-47. The Warriors headed into the fourth quarter on an 18-7 run to finish with the 65-54 lead heading into the final period.

Dragons started the breathtaking fourth quarter on a run capped by Melton going coast to coast for a lay-up to close in to 65-63 with 8 minutes left in the game. A John Ng three makes it a one point game at 68-69, then an Armon three gave the Dragons the lead 71-69 only for Daniels to lock things back up at 71 on the next possession. Then Pringle stole the ball off Melton and launched into a two on one fast break which was converted by Canada. The Warriors are now back up 73-71 with 5 minutes on the clock. Pringle continued a great performance by converting 3-pt play to ensure the Warriors maintained a lead at 76-73.

Hubbard then gave the Dragons back the lead at 79-78 with less than 3:30 on the clock. Edwards extended the lead to 81-78 on the next possession. Pringle once again brought the Warriors within one point at 82-83 with 30 seconds on the clock. With just 9 seconds to go the Dragons forced a foul, putting Edwards on the free throw line. Edwards calmly makes both free throws giving the Warriors the final possession with a 3 point deficit.

In the final nail-biting moments, Hubbard fouled Pringle, sending him to the line. Unfortunately Pringle misses both his attempts. Melton grabbed the rebound and drew a foul to get to the line at the other end of the court. Although Melton split his free throws it was enough to ice the game and despite a last ditch three from Thomas the Dragons grab the win 86-85.

Source:
Intro was written by Enzo Flojo/HoopNut.com.
Game recaps were compressed and compiled from AseanBasketballLeague.com.




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  POLAND   

DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG19.8 
 3. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.2 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl So.14.5 
 9. Rothbart, Start G.14.3 
 10. Carter, Polpharma14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicchaeus DOAKS
  Siarka J.
  (202-F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 2. Harris, AZS K.8.2