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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, Santurce17.6 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.15.9 
 8. Lytch, Bameso15.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol14.8 
 10. Campazzo, Penarol14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.10.8 
 2. Clancy, Marinos10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.7.9 
 5. Battle, Lanus7.7 
 6. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Lewis, Marinos6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.0 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 10. Treise, Libertad3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Boccia, Lanus1.4 
 7. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 8. Washam, Regatas C.1.4 
 9. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 10. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Marinos1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 5. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 6. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 7. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 8. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 
 9. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 10. Espinoza, Macae0.8 


LigaA Round 2 of Finals. Regatas post second win in a row - by Eurobasket News

Regatas C. - Lanus 65-55

Regatas Corrientes outscored Lanus to take 2-0 lead in the title series. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-55. Regatas Corrientes dominated on the defensive end, holding Lanus to just 5 points in second quarter. American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) added 17 points in the effort for Lanus.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: J.Meyinsse 22+7reb, P.Quinteros 15+2reb+4ast, F.Kammerichs 15+9reb+3ast, J.Martinez 4+3reb+7ast, N.Romano 3+5reb+1ast, M.Gerlero 2+3reb
Lanus: A.Boccia 17+3reb, R.Battle 13+16reb, N.Laprovittola 12+1reb+4ast, W.McFarlan 8+6reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 5, L.Perez 0+2reb
gschID: 240401



National Team for Stankovic cup - by Facundo Iatzky

CABB confirmed that Argentina will play the Stankovic cup 2013 in China and also released the list of 12 players that will play it. It inlcudes a mix of experienced players who did not have many chances in the past among with young players who cuould be the next argentinean stars.
List:
Nicolas Laprovittola (187-PG-90)
Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91)
Nicolas Richotti (181-PG-86)
Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82)
Federico Van Lacke (191-G-80)
Marcos Mata (201-SF-86)
Franco Giorgetti (202-F-92)
Leonardo Mainoldi (203-F-85)
Matias Bortolin (205-C-93, agency: Interperformances)
Marcos Delia (206-C-92)
Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83)
Juan Manuel Torres (210-C-84)

coach: Julio Lamas

Also two young players were invited to the camp to train with the team and gain some experience. They are: Patricio Garino (198-G/F-93) and Pablo Orlietti (207-C/F-90)



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Petron Blaze 17-3 
 2 Satria Muda 14-6 
 3 KL Dragons 11-8 
 4 Thailand S. 7-13 
 5 Singapore S. 7-13 
 6 Saigon H. 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

May. 8: Satria Muda - Saigon H. 82-68
May. 8: Petron Blaze - Thailand S. 78-61
May. 10: Satria Muda - Singapore S.
May. 11: Petron Blaze - Thailand S.



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  AZERBAIJAN   

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Gala BC 9-0 
 2. NLT-Maxiss 6-3 
 3. Gyandzha 5-4 
 4. Aztop 3-6 
 5. AzDBTIA 1-4 



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 12

May. 7: Once Caldas - Academia 97-79
May. 7: Piratas - Aguilas 89-97
May. 7: Bucaros - Bambuqueros 84-73

Second Stage: Round 13

May. 10: Piratas - Bambuqueros
May. 10: Once Caldas - Bucaros
May. 10: Aguilas - Academia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tayron THOMAS
  Piratas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thomas, Piratas23.6 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.3 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.20.9 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Rafael B.18.6 
 7. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 8. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 9. Gilbert, Bucaros18.1 
 10. Jordan, Once Cal.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros13.0 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.2 
 3. Northern, Rafael B.10.9 
 4. Smith, Aguilas9.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 6. Blue, Academia8.6 
 7. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 8. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.5.9 
 10. Trocha, Bucaros5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eddy MAYFIELD
  Aguilas
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas5.6 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.5 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.9 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.4 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.2 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 8. Bacci, Aguilas3.5 
 9. Jordan, Once Cald.3.1 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.1 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.7 
 3. Jordan, Once Cald.1.7 
 4. Mayfield, Aguilas1.7 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 6. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.4 
 7. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 8. Mendez, Piratas1.3 
 9. Garris, Once Caldas1.3 
 10. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Rafael B.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Rafael B.2.2 
 2. Farley, Academia0.8 
 3. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 4. Smith, Aguilas0.6 
 5. Blue, Academia0.6 
 6. Culver, Caribbea.0.5 
 7. Hernandez, Bucaros0.5 
 8. Fernandez, Aguilas0.5 
 9. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 10. Cuero, Aguilas0.5 


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 9 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

The First edition of the PBD continues, with Bambuqueros taking distance from the rest, and just Piratas looks with the game to challenge them
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 80 S. Ortiz 17 pts, R. Newsome 16 pts
Bukaros Freskaleche 68 J. Hernandez 19 pts + 13 rebs, P. Brooks 17 pts.

Aguilas de Tunja 79 E. Barlow 21 pts, Q. Smith 17 pts
Piratas de Bogota 84 - T. Thomas 34 pts, J. Fahnbulleh 18 pts + 15 rebs.

Academia de la Montana 97 C. Chavez 30 pts, N. Aragon 23 pts
Manizales OC 102 A. Jordan 31 pts, P. Cubillan 19 pts.




PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 11 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

The fight for the 4th place between Bukaros and Academia is hot

Piratas de Bogota 98 T. Thomas 37 pts, L. Mendez 18 pts
Aguilas de Tunja 77 E. Barlow 19 pts + 10 rebs, B. Egwuatu 17 pts

Manizales OC 84 A. Jordan 18 pts, J. Garris 17 pts.
Academia de la Montana 78 C. Chavez 20 pts, B. Crawford 19 pts

Bukaros Freskaleche 94 L. Gilbert 26 pts, J. Hernandez 18 pts + 21 rebs
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 87 S. Ortiz 25 pts, J. Manuel 17 pts.




PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 10 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Results of the Day 10 in the second phase, Bukaros losses his main scorer Phill Brooks due an injury

Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 78 D. Dorsey 24 pts, R. Caicedo 12 pts
Bukaros 76 J. Edwin 24 pts, L. Gilbert 20 pts.

Aguilas de Tunja 81 J. Garcia 23 pts, B. Egwuatu 16 pts.
Piratas de Bogota 72 T. Thomas 22 pts, E. Arteaga 22 pts.

Academia de la Montana 81 B. Crawford 21 pts, C. Chavez 17 pts
Manizales OC 76 C. Cortez 23 pts, J. Garris 18 pts.




PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 12 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Aguilas is back to life with his victory in Bogota, Bukaros takes distance in the fourth thanks to his back to back victories against the leader.

Piratas de Bogota 89 T. Thomas 28 pts, L. Mendez 23 pts
Aguilas de Tunja 97 Q. Smith 25 pts + 13 rebs, E. Mayfield 16 pts 10 rebs.

Manizales OC 97 R. Sanders 23 pts, A. Jordan 20 pts
Academia de la Montana 79 C. Chavez 21 pts, N. Aragon 19 pts

Bukaros Freskaleche 84 J. Edwin 25 pts, L. Gilbert 17 pts
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 73 S. Ortiz 20 pts, J. Manuel 15 pts.




Colombian DPB round 11 (Second Stage) best performance: Tayron Thomas - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Piratas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage).
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, five rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Aguilas (#6, 3-8) with 21-point margin 98-77. Piratas maintains the 2nd position in Colombian DPB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Piratas will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. In the team's last game Thomas had a remarkable 63.2% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Piratas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Philadelphia University star has very solid stats this year. Thomas is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.5ppg. Thomas is in league's top in assists (8th best: 3.5apg) and averages impressive 57.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old former international center John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Bucaros. Hernandez had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 21 rebounds. Of course Bucaros cruised to a 94-87 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Bambuqueros (#1, 8-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Bucaros consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-6 record. Hernandez is one of the most experienced players at Bucaros and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Brandon Crawford (201-F-84, agency: Dream Team Management) of Academia (#5). Crawford scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Crawford's great performance Academia lost 78-84 to slightly higher-ranked Once Caldas (#3, 6-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Academia not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Crawford could try to bring Academia's a little bit higher in the standings. Crawford has a very solid season. In 11 games in Colombia he scored 17.7ppg. He also has 11.0rpg and FGP: 65.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cesar Chavez Jacobo (196-PG-85) of Academia - 20 points and 4 rebounds
5. Lawrence Gilbert (200-F-86) of Bucaros - 26 points and 3 rebounds
6. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Bambuqueros - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Quentin Smith (205-C-77) of Aguilas - 15 points and 7 rebounds
8. Eddy Mayfield (185-G-81) of Aguilas - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Antoine Jordan (196-G-83) of Once Caldas - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Reque Newsome (204-C-81) of Bambuqueros - 14 points and 8 rebounds

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



Quentin Smith claims Colombian DPB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Quentin Smith (205-C-77) put on an amazing game in the last round for Aguilas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12 (Second Stage).
The 35-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Piratas (#3, 7-5) 97-89. Aguilas maintains the 6th position in Colombian DPB. Aguilas is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 8th lost game this season out of 12 games. Smith just recently signed at Aguilas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Mississippi State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 58.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Leonard Mendez (196-G-87) of Piratas. Mendez impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Piratas lost that game 89-97 to the lower-ranked Aguilas (#6, 4-8). This loss caused Piratas to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 7-5 record is not bad at all. Mendez is one of the most experienced players at Piratas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Georgia State University alumni Mendez played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was American Cesar Chavez Jacobo (196-PG-85) of Academia (#5). Chavez Jacobo scored 21 points. Despite Chavez Jacobo's great performance Academia lost 79-97 to the higher-ranked Once Caldas (#2, 7-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Academia not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Chavez Jacobo could try to bring Academia's a little bit higher in the standings. Chavez Jacobo has a very solid season. In 37 games in Colombia he scored 20.9ppg. He also has 4.2rpg and 4.3apg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Antoine Jordan (196-G-83) of Once Caldas - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) of Bucaros - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Eddy Mayfield (185-G-81) of Aguilas - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Lawrence Gilbert (200-F-86) of Bucaros - 17 points and 8 rebounds
8. Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84) of Once Caldas - 23 points and 6 rebounds
9. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Piratas - 19 points and 8 rebounds
10. Cesar Cortes (201-F-80) of Once Caldas - 16 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cedevita 10-2 
 2. Cibona 10-2 
 3. Zadar 9-3 
 4. Jolly 7-5 
 5. Kvarner 2010 5-7 
 6. KK Split 5-7 
 7. KK Zagreb 2-10 
 8. Alkar Sinj 0-12 
Places 9-14
 1. Darda 13-4 
 2. Djuro Djakovic 13-5 
 3. Zabok 9-8 
 4. Osjecki Sokol 7-9 
 5. Krizevci 7-10 
 6. Dubrovnik 2-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 12

May. 7: KK Split - KK Zagreb 84-76
May. 7: Cibona - Jolly 76-78
May. 7: Kvarner 2010 - Zadar 70-72
May. 8: Alkar Sinj - Cedevita 60-87

Second Stage: Round 13

May. 11: KK Split - Cibona
May. 11: KK Zagreb - Kvarner 2010
May. 11: Zadar - Alkar Sinj
May. 11: Cedevita - Jolly


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Ross, Jolly21.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Krapic, KK Zagreb15.3 
 4. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 5. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 7. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 8. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik14.4 
 10. Skific, Kvarner14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 2. Mrva, Jolly7.0 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 6. Ross, Jolly5.4 
 7. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 8. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 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. Car, KK Zagreb3.8 
 6. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 7. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 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. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 5. Krivec, Kvarner1.4 
 6. Mrva, Jolly1.3 
 7. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 8. Pesut, Zabok1.3 
 9. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
 10. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.2.0 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 5. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 6. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 7. Halilovic, KK Za.0.6 
 8. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.6 


Jolly surprised in Zagreb and secured play-off spot - by Ivo Vukojevic

KK CIBONA - KK JOLLY JB 76:78

Tough match was played in capital of Croatia. It was time to see some of the most talented players in Croatia. We could see two great youngsters in starting lineups on both sides, Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) on home side and Tomislav Gabric (201-F-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) on guest side. The real stars of first quarter were experienced players-Ronald Ross (188-G-83, agency: LUMANI 10.7, college: Texas Tech) (10 pts in 1st qt) and Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) (8 pts in 1st quarter) who carried their teams in first ten minutes. Jolly's double team on Saric was great which led to three turnovers in first three minutes by one of the most talented European players. He reedemed his first bad quarter in first few minutes of the second where he scored six consecutive points. Zizic was real enigma for guest team, but the real hit was Velic's tactic with 2-3 zone which forced Cibona's backcourt for more shots. Cibona led most time of match, but Jolly answered well and took their lead in 35th minute of the game (68:69). After that, Gabric scored two consecutive threes, but Cibona player-Davor Kus (192-G-78, agency: Interperformances) answered with one. The result was tied (75:75) at the entrance of the last minute. Thanks to Luka Katura (194-G-89) offensive rebound, Jolly had two shot-clocks and Ross draw a foul 22 seconds left to the end. He made both free throws and aric took the ball. Denis Vrsaljko (212-C-82) fouled him, but youngster scored only first and missed second free throw. Zizic instantly made a foul on Bubalo who also made first and missed second for two point Jolly lead (76:78) which was final score. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) took defensive rebound but Katura stole his ball and Jolly took important road game.

It was great performance by visitors who showed Cibona what is a great team game where each of first five players had "their time" of the game. With this win, Jolly secured their play-off spot and Cibona will now have to win two tough games for first spot-tough road game against Split and game in last round against their city rivals, Cedevita.

Dario Saric was impressive with 19pts (2pt 7/7, FT 5/9), 15 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 block, 9 fouls forced, but 7 turnovers. Zizic had 18 points and D.J. Strawbery finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds.

All five players of Jolly's starting lineup finished the game in double figures. Ross led the team with 18pts (9 rbs, 4 ast, 4 stl), Petkovic 14, Katura 13 (3P 3/5), Bubalo 11 and Gabric 10 (3P 3/7) points.


With this win,Jolly secured their final four spot and Cibona will play for first spot in last round against their city rivals-KK Cedevita.



A1 Round 12: #1 Cibona is defeated by Jolly - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in A1.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Cibona (10-2) in Zagreb on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Jolly (7-5) 78-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cibona. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: LUMANI 10.7) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and center Domagoj Bubalo (214-91) who added 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Jolly's coach Ivan Velic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was international power forward Dario Saric (208-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Jolly maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Defending champion Cibona still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Cedevita. Jolly are looking forward to face league's leader Cedevita in Zagreb in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Cibona will play on the road against KK Split and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Rijeka. Third ranked KK Zadar (9-3) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Kvarner 2010 (5-7) 72-70 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 18 points and 6 rebounds and Romeo Travis supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) did not help to save the game for Kvarner 2010. KK Zadar have a solid three-game winning streak. KK Zadar maintains third position with 9-3 record behind leader Darda. Kvarner 2010 at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with KK Split. KK Zadar will play against Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Kvarner 2010 will play against KK Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Second ranked Cedevita blasted bottom-ranked Alkar Sinj (0-12) in Sinj 87-60 on Wednesday evening. Alkar Sinj is still unable to win any game. The best player for the winners was Luka Babic who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Luka Zitko who recorded 12 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. Cedevita have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cibona. Loser Alkar Sinj still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Cedevita will meet at home Jolly (#4) in the next round. Alkar Sinj will play against KK Zadar (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 12 KK Zagreb lost to KK Split on the opponent's court 76-84.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 32 points and 15 rebounds by Tomislav Petrovic of KK Zagreb.


Alkar Sinj - Cedevita 60-87

Second ranked Cedevita blasted bottom-ranked Alkar Sinj (0-12) in Sinj 87-60 on Wednesday evening. Alkar Sinj is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cedevita outrebounded Alkar Sinj 36-22 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international Luka Babic (201-91, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. The former international swingman Marino Bazdaric (195-78, agency: XL Basketball Agency) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Luka Zitko (201-81) who recorded 12 points and point guard Rudolf Jugo (183-84) added 6 points 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. Cedevita have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cibona. Loser Alkar Sinj still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Cedevita will meet at home Jolly (#4) in the next round. Alkar Sinj will play against KK Zadar (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: L.Babic 17+5reb+3ast, A.Masic 15+2reb+1ast, M.Bazdaric 12+6reb+3ast, L.Andric 9+3reb+1ast, P.Suput 8+2reb+1ast, I.Buva 7+5reb
Alkar Sinj: L.Zitko 12+3reb+2ast, S.Modric 9+2reb, Z.Zupic 8+4reb, J.Curkovic 8+1reb, N.Gaurina 7+2reb+1ast, R.Jugo 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 236391


KK Split - KK Zagreb 84-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked KK Zagreb's (2-10) road loss to sixth ranked KK Split (5-7) 76-84 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-76. KK Split looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by KK Zagreb's players. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Srdan Subotic (190-80, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who had a triple-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Swingman Ivan Siriscevic (198-87) chipped in 26 points. KK Split's coach Mladen Erjavec allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Ante Krapic (205-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who recorded 17 points and international Marko Car (188-85) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively. Five KK Split and four KK Zagreb players scored in double figures. KK Split moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost. KK Split will meet at home league's second-placed Cibona in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. KK Zagreb will play against Kvarner 2010 (#5) in Rijeka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KK Split: I.Siriscevic 26+1reb+2ast, I.Bender 17+3reb+5ast, J.Sobin 12+8reb+5ast, S.Subotic 11+10reb+11ast, B.Markulin 10+2reb+1ast, T.Katic 8+1reb+1ast
KK Zagreb: A.Krapic 17+4reb, I.Novacic 15+3reb, I.Milekovic 15+2reb+2ast, M.Car 12+2reb+6ast, K.Zganec 8+2reb+1ast, M.Poscic 4+4reb
gschID: 236393


Kvarner 2010 - Zadar 70-72

Important game to mention about took place in Rijeka. Third ranked KK Zadar (9-3) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Kvarner 2010 (5-7) 72-70 on Tuesday evening. Kvarner 2010 was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Kvarner 2010 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 18 points and 6 rebounds and American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) did not help to save the game for Kvarner 2010. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KK Zadar have a solid three-game winning streak. KK Zadar maintains third position with 9-3 record behind leader Darda. Kvarner 2010 at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with KK Split. KK Zadar will play against Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Kvarner 2010 will play against KK Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 19+2reb, M.Ramljak 18+6reb+1ast, R.Travis 14+5reb+2ast, D.Thorne 11+3reb+2ast, F.Kastropil 4+4reb+1ast, B.Krasic 3+5reb
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 23+6reb, D.Cinac 13+3reb, H.Sirko 11+5reb, J.Skific 10+7reb+2ast, D.Stipcic 6+3reb+1ast, J.Surina 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 236392


Cibona - Jolly 76-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Cibona (10-2) in Zagreb on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Jolly (7-5) 78-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cibona. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: LUMANI 10.7) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and center Domagoj Bubalo (214-91) who added 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Jolly players scored in double figures. Jolly's coach Ivan Velic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was international power forward Dario Saric (208-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Jolly maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Defending champion Cibona still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Cedevita. Jolly are looking forward to face league's leader Cedevita in Zagreb in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Cibona will play on the road against KK Split and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 18+9reb+4ast, L.Petkovic 14+2reb+3ast, L.Katura 13+7reb, D.Bubalo 11+8reb+3ast, T.Gabric 10+1ast, P.Vrlika 5+1reb
Cibona: D.Saric 19+15reb+2ast, A.Zizic 18+1reb, D.Strawberry 14+7reb+2ast, J.Blassingame 9+5reb+3ast, D.Kus 6+2reb, S.Nicevic 6+2reb
gschID: 236390



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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Colas, Randers24.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.21.7 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.4 
 4. Walker, Naestved19.8 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 7. Funches, Aarhus BC18.6 
 8. Tomko, Etzella18.5 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.2 
 10. Thomann, Horse.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.6 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.8 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.4 
 6. Waithe, Bakken8.1 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved7.9 
 9. Washington, Svend.7.9 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ortega, Randers6.8 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.5 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.4 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Tomko, Etzella4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.2 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Delaney, Aalborg3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.0 
 2. Tomko, Etzella2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Dennis, SISU1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Rungby, Horsens1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.4 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Funches, Aarhus BC1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.1 
 8. Doggett, Naestved1.1 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Thomann, Horse.1.0 



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USBasket.com All-D-League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team 2013
Andrew Goudelock
Goudelock
Jerel McNeal
McNeal
Tony Mitchell
Mitchell
Demetris Nichols
Nichols
Brian Butch
Butch

Player of the Year: Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88) of Rio Grande VV
Guard of the Year: Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88) of Rio Grande VV
Forward of the Year: Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-89) of Ft.Wayne MA
Center of the Year: Brian Butch (211-C/F-84) of Bakersfield J.
Call-Up of the Year: Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88) of Rio Grande VV
Most Improved Player of the Year: Cameron Jones (6'4''-G-89) of Santa Cruz W.
Rookie of the Year: Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-89) of Ft.Wayne MA
Impact Player of the Year: Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79) of Tulsa 66ers
Defensive Player of the Year: Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85) of Santa Cruz W.
Coach of the Year: Alex Jensen of Canton C.

1st Team
G: Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88) of Rio Grande VV
G: Jerel McNeal (6'3''-G-87) of Bakersfield J.
F: Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-89) of Ft.Wayne MA
F: Demetris Nichols (205-F-84) of Sioux Falls
C/F: Brian Butch (211-C/F-84) of Bakersfield J.

2nd Team
PG: Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91) of Austin T.
G: Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90) of Santa Cruz W.
F: Damion James (6'7''-F-87) of Bakersfield J.
F: Kris Joseph (6'7''-F-88) of Springfield A.
F/C: Tim Ohlbrecht (6'11''-F/C-88) of Rio Grande VV

3rd Team
G/F: D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89) of Rio Grande VV
F: Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89) of Idaho S.
F: DaJuan Summers (6'8''-F-88) of Maine RC
F: Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88) of Maine RC
C: Jerome Jordan (213-C-86) of LA Defenders

Honorable Mention
Justin Dentmon (182-G-85) of Texas L.
Chris Wright (185-PG-89) of Iowa E.
Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85) of Santa Cruz W.
Kyle Gibson (6'5''-G-87) of Canton C.
Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82) of Ft.Wayne MA
Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79) of Tulsa 66ers
Samardo Samuels (206-F/C-89) of Reno B.M
Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-F-87) of Canton C.
Renaldo Major (201-F-82) of Bakersfield J.
Willie Reed (6'9''-F-90) of Springfield A.
Daniel Orton (6'10''-F-90) of Tulsa 66ers
Hilton Armstrong (6'11''-C/F-84) of Santa Cruz W.

All-Rookie 1st Team
G: Jorge Gutierrez (6'3''-G-88) of Canton C.
PG: Scott Machado (6'1''-PG-90) of Santa Cruz W.
F: Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-89) of Ft.Wayne MA
F: Kris Joseph (6'7''-F-88) of Springfield A.
C: Fabricio Melo (7'0''-C-90) of Boston C.

All-Rookie 2nd Team
G: Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91) of Rio Grande VV
F: Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86) of Tulsa 66ers
F: JaMychal Green (6'8''-F-90) of Austin T.
F: Chris Johnson (6'6''-F-90) of Rio Grande VV
F/C: Micheal Eric (6'11''-F/C-88) of Canton C.

All-Rookie 3rd Team
G: Carlon Brown (6'5''-G-89) of Idaho S.
PG: Tony Taylor (6'1''-PG-90) of Tulsa 66ers
G: Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89) of Rio Grande VV
G/F: James Nunnally (6'7''-G/F-90) of Bakersfield J.
F: Chris Cooper (6'9''-F-90) of Bakersfield J.

All-Defensive 1st Team
PG: Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85) of Santa Cruz W.
G: Jorge Gutierrez (6'3''-G-88) of Canton C.
F: Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88) of Maine RC
F: Damion James (6'7''-F-87) of Bakersfield J.
C: Fabricio Melo (7'0''-C-90) of Maine RC

All-Defensive 2nd Team
F: Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89) of Idaho S.
PG: Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91) of Austin T.
G: Mark Tyndale (6'5''-G-86) of Maine RC
G: Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89) of Rio Grande VV
C/F: Hilton Armstrong (6'11''-C/F-84) of Santa Cruz W.

All-Defensive 3rd Team
G: Chris Roberts (6'4''-G-88) of Austin T.
G/F: Sadiel Rojas (6'4''-G/F-89) of Ft.Wayne MA
F: Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85) of Iowa E.
G: Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87) of Los Angeles D.
C: Mickell Gladness (6'11''-C-86) of Santa Cruz W.



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas15.3 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.0 
 5. Akenparg, TTU14.7 
 6. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.6 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
 10. Ingram, TU/Rock13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.6 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.9 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas7.4 
 6. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas6.7 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.6 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock4.7 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.7 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.1 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas3.9 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 8. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 9. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 2. Dorbek, Rapla2.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 6. Leppik, TU/Rock1.6 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 8. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 9. Raley-Ross, Tarvas1.5 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.2 
 3. Toome, TU/Rock0.9 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 7. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.6 
 8. Grim, Valga0.6 
 9. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 10. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 


Rapla beats Tarvas, forces game 3 of the bronze match - by Janar

Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) made the first double-double of his career, Janar Soo (199-G/F-91, agency: Players Group) scored his season high and the whole TYCO Rapla team forced BC Rakvere Tarvas to season-high 24 turnovers on the way to a huge 83:61 away win in game2 of the bronze series.
Rapla made 13:1 run in the middle of the first quarter and maintained the double-digit lead for the last three quarters. The third and decisive game takes plase in Rakvere on Sunday.

TYCO: Martin Dorbek 22+10rb+6st, Janar Soo 13+6rb+3st, Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) 11, Kristjan Voolaid (201-F-92) 10
TARVAS: Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) 23 (7 to), Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87, college: S.Carolina) 14+8rb (7 to), Anthony Stewart (203-C) 8+7rb



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Panathinaikos adds Ramel Curry, looking for a PF? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Panathinaikos make an addition in the team's backourt with the 33 year old combo Ramel Curry. Coach Pedoulakis diagnosed problems in the perimeter spots during the playoff series against Barcelona, when Μarcus Banks couldn't fulfill the role of the back up point guard. Curry hopefully can help the Greens with his shot accuracy and defending ability at both guards spots being also motivated from the possibility to earn a new contract with the club for the next season. Rumors in Greece say that Panathinaikos administration is in the market for a power forward too.


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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. Thornton, FoKoPo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.2 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.7 
 4. Giles, KTP9.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 6. Quaintance, Kauha.9.3 
 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 Bisons5.4 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.1 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.8 
 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.2.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Kauha.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Quaintance, Kauha.1.4 
 2. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 3. Fields, Kataja1.2 
 4. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Kataja winning bronze - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, the bronze game: Kataja (Joensuu) and Head Coach Jukka Toijala winning this season and spring bronze. Kataja crushed Karhu (Kauhajoki) 81-59 (42-28). Quarters: 19-9, 23-19, 17-18, 22-13. Karhu was first time ever in top-4, but tonight they had no chances to upset Kataja in Joensuu. Kataja got points from 10/11 players. Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) led the hosts with 14 pts. Kataja had four players over 10 pts. American players Giordan Watson (178-PG-85, agency: IBS, college: Cent.Michigan) and J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: IBS, college: Cleveland St.) scored both 13 pts for Karhu. The other players were under 10 pts.
Kataja - Karhu 81-59 (42-28). (Dan Coleman 14, Petri Virtanen 13, Johnell Smith 12 - Giordan Watson 13, J'Nathan Bullock 13, Eldar Skamo 8. A: 848).



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D1 Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 10

May. 8: Kozuv - Lirija 91-64
May. 8: Feni Indistrija - MZT Skopje 82-93
May. 8: Rabotnicki - Kumanovo 82-83

Semi-Finals: Round 1

May. 11: MZT Skopje - Feni Indistrija
May. 11: Kozuv - Rabotnicki


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo20.7 
 2. Abukar, Rabotnicki18.7 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.16.5 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija16.1 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.15.9 
 6. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.5 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.14.2 
 8. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.7 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija13.6 
 10. Kostevski, Vardar13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.9 
 2. Kerkez, Vardar9.6 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.1 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.0 
 5. Kostevski, Vardar6.8 
 6. Jelesijevic, Rabot.6.1 
 7. Abukar, Rabotnicki5.9 
 8. Tasovski, Lirija5.7 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.5.4 
 10. Arsic, ABA S.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Goran SAMARDZIEV
  Feni I.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Samardziev, Feni I.4.3 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.9 
 3. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.7 
 4. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.5 
 5. McIntosh, Feni I.3.3 
 6. Morban, Lirija3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.1 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.2.7 
 9. Ugrinoski, Lirija2.5 
 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. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 4. Morban, Lirija1.4 
 5. McIntosh, Feni I.1.3 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.3 
 7. Simonovski, Feni I.1.1 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar1.1 
 9. Vucurovic, Feni I.1.1 
 10. Kostoski, Kumano.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 3. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.9 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.0.9 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.8 
 8. Abukar, Rabotnicki0.6 
 9. Arsic, ABA S.0.5 
 10. Vucurovic, Feni I.0.4 


Prva Liga Round 10: Kumanovo 2009 defeats Fersped-Rabotnicki in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Prva Liga just ended.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Prva Liga took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Fersped-Rabotnicki (5-5) to fifth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (4-6) 83-82 on Wednesday evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Fersped-Rabotnicki helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88) scored 21 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American-Somalian forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) responded with 24 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Feni Indistrija (4-6) against sixth ranked MZT Skopje (9-1) on Wednesday night. Host Feni Indistrija unexpectedly was defeated by in Kavadarci 82-93. The former international Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) notched 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Todor Gecevski supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Even 13 points and 5 assists by American point guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St., agency: Fusion Sports) did not help to save the game for Feni Indistrija. Feni Indistrija's coach Miodrag Kadija rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. MZT Skopje have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Feni Indistrija at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Kumanovo.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Gevgelija. First ranked host Kozuv (7-3) smashed 4th ranked Lirija (1-9) 91-64. Dimitar Karadzovski fired 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balsa Radunovic produced 15 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Despite that victory Kozuv went down to second position due to points difference. Lirija lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with nine games lost.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 12 rebounds by Aleksandar Kalanj of Pelister Bitola.


Group Places 1-6
Kozuv - Lirija 91-64

The game between Top Four teams took place in Gevgelija. First ranked host Kozuv (7-3) smashed 4th ranked Lirija (1-9) 91-64. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Lirija managed to win fourth quarter 28-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lirija 37-25 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kozuv shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Lirija's players. The former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian guard Aleksandar Ugrinoski (192-88, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Despite that victory Kozuv went down to second position due to points difference. Lirija lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 15+3reb+5ast, V.Filipovic 14+2reb+2ast, M.Pekovic 12+3reb+4ast, S.Hadzivasilev 9+2reb, A.Shterjov 8+6reb, D.Radulovic 8+2reb+3ast
Lirija: A.Ugrinoski 15+4reb+4ast, E.Hadzibulic 15+4reb, B.Radunovic 15+8reb+1ast, J.Price 6+1reb, C.Morban 6+2reb+2ast, T.Simic 5+4reb
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Rabotnicki - Kumanovo 82-83

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Prva Liga took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Fersped-Rabotnicki (5-5) to fifth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (4-6) 83-82 on Wednesday evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Fersped-Rabotnicki helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88) scored 21 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American-Somalian forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) responded with 24 points and guard Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-80) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Four Kumanovo 2009 and five Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 21+3reb+6ast, A.Lee-Ingram 16+5reb, U.Lukovic 15+5reb, M.Mladenovic 11+4reb+1ast, V.Georgievski 6+2reb, D.Mikic 5+3reb+2ast
Rabotnicki: M.Abukar 24+3reb+2ast, A.Dimitrovski 18+6reb+2ast, J.Sharper 11+4reb+1ast, N.Jelesijevic 11+6reb+2ast, S.Avramovski 10+3reb+2ast, M.Gjurov 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 235634


Feni Indistrija - MZT Skopje 82-93

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Feni Indistrija (4-6) against sixth ranked MZT Skopje (9-1) on Wednesday night. Host Feni Indistrija unexpectedly was defeated by in Kavadarci 82-93. The former international Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) notched 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and international center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Even 13 points and 5 assists by American point guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St., agency: Fusion Sports) did not help to save the game for Feni Indistrija. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 17 points for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Feni Indistrija's coach Miodrag Kadija rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. MZT Skopje have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Feni Indistrija at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Kumanovo.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: G.Cekovski 24+7reb+1ast, T.Gecevski 18+6reb+1ast, D.Stojanovski 14+1reb+4ast, D.Noa 14+6reb+1ast, B.Bakic 11+4reb, C.Davis 10+3reb+1ast
Feni Indistrija: B.Trajkovski 17+4reb, V.Brckov 14+3reb, D.Sokolov 14+2reb+3ast, C.McIntosh 13+4reb+5ast, H.Kamp 12+5reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 235633



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Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.9 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.19.5 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.18.9 
 4. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi16.8 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.9 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.15.9 
 9. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.7 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.0 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.8.0 
 9. Dvalishvili, Olimpi7.0 
 10. Berishvili, Olimpi7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia7.0 
 2. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.9 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi5.7 
 4. Bowie, Rustavi5.5 
 5. Vaughn, MIA A.5.5 
 6. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.8 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.0 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 5. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 6. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.7 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 8. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
 9. Bakradze, TSU T.1.5 
 10. Fatsatsia, Olimpi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.0 
 2. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.5 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 8. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 9. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 
 10. Kvelashvili, Batu.0.7 


Olimpi and MIA Academy win the Semifinal openers - by Eurobasket News

MIA Academy - Kutaisi 83-62 (1-0)

MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Kutaisi's 24 and made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kutaisi 42-24 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four MIA players scored in double figures. Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) answered with 15 points and 6 assists and international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Kutaisi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: I.Londaridze 20+7reb, D.Vaughn 16+2reb+2ast, K.Archibeque 15+12reb+1ast, B.Raymond 11+2reb+1ast, V.Kounas 7+4reb+4ast, A.Lomouri 5+1reb+1ast
Kutaisi: Z.Pashayev 15+4reb+6ast, D.Barbakadze 13+3reb+1ast, R.Matiashvili 9+7reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 7, G.Barbakadze 6+3reb, R.Didia 5+3reb
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Olimpi - Armia 103-67 (1-0)

Olimpi outrebounded Armia 47-34 including 36 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. American guard Darren Moore (190-89, college: Cal-Irvine) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward George Jgerenaia (206-90, college: N.Georgia) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and the former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for Armia. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 18+16reb+2ast, D.Moore 16+5reb+1ast, M.Berishvili 12+4reb+5ast, K.Tomaradze 12+2reb+4ast, M.Andriukaitis 11+2reb+2ast, L.Fatsatsia 11+3reb+4ast
Armia: G.Gamqrelidze 15+2reb+4ast, V.Minashvili 14+6reb, G.Jgerenaia 12+13reb+2ast, L.Parghalava 10+1reb+1ast, B.Tsivtsivadze 10+2reb+5ast, I.Sakvarelidze 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 240219



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. White, Phoenix17.2 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.6 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.4 
 7. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 8. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.7 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.14.0 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.9 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.0 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.5 
 8. Buckman, Art.Drag.6.5 
 9. King, Art.Dragons6.3 
 10. Lischka, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 5. White, Phoenix4.3 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 7. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 8. Guenther, Ratio.3.7 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. White, Phoenix1.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 9. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.3 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Ford, Brose Bask.1.1 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.0.9 
 9. King, Art.Dragons0.9 
 10. Frease, Walter T.0.9 


Lennart Steffen Remains With The Dragons Rhondorf - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


PRO B team Dragons Rhondorf have announced that they have extended the contract of a second player after Edmunds Tukiss with Lennart Steffen (193-SG-93). Afte rplaying in the 2011-2012 season with the Energie Elephants Grevenbroich (Regionalliga): 19 games: 5.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg, he will be playing his second season in Rhondorf. Steffen is a 19 year old 193cm shooting guard that played 17 Pro B games last season averaging 5,0ppg and 1,2rpg and shooting 56% from the field and 34% from outside. "I am looking forward to playing another season here. I think that I can develop best here. Another reason was the good job of Boris Kaminski that challenges young players and I learned a lot from him. I also didnt see any more enthusiastic fans as here in Rhondorf. I hope that we can keep most of team and have as a successsful season as last only with a better end", stressed Lennart Steffen. "He more than fullfilled our expectations. He showed from outside his ability. He also developed in other areas and played a good role in the team for his age. Now he can make the next step in his development", stressed Dragons manager Sebastian Schmidt.

Source: Dragons Rhondorf




Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) We Know That We Can Play With Bamberg And We Will Try To Prove It At Home - 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 game two against Phoenix Hagen.

A tough 99-74 loss in game in Bamberg. What a wild game where Bamberg dominated first and fourth quarters and Phoenix Hagen in between. Was a fifth quarter missing in the game for Phoenix Hagen to string together a comeback?

Yea it was tough, we dug ourselves in a huge hole in the first quarter and had to fight to get the lead. By doing that we wasted a lot energy in the 2nd and 3rd and kind of ran out of gas in the 4th. A 5th quarter would have been nice.

Bamberg scored 30 points in the first quarter, but Phoenix Hagen rallied in the second quarter. Why did the Hagen offense take longer than usual to get going?

Thats how it goes sometimes when your on the road, it took us longer than usual to catch fire and get into rhythm but we know sooner or later it will come, so we just stay persistent and keep attacking and putting pressure on their defense.

Phoenix Hagen led 64-62 with one quarter to go? Bamberg scored 37 points in the last quarter. It is a shame to say, but they beat Hagen at their game. What went wrong in the fourth quarter?

Like I said it took a lot of energy to fight back and gain the lead, and things weren't going our at that point at all.

Casey Jacobsen was kept pretty much in check, but there were simply too many other Bamberg players that had very good nights. Which Bamberg player annoyed Phoenix Hagen the most in the game?

Their inside players played extremely well and converted about 70% inside the paint and that's what really killed us.

How important was the strong game of German Ole Wendt who chipped in with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists? Was this his break out game this season?

It was good for us with Davin getting hurt and not playing as much. So it was nice for him to help fill that void, definitely a break out game for him.

After a bitter loss like this, do you even notice that you led the team with five assists?

Not really, but I do whatever I need to do to help my team Win, we just came up short last game.

Game two will be in your living room in the Enervie arena. How excited are you about the chance of beating Bamberg for a second time in a row at home? When was the last time that you played so early at 13:00 in the afternoon?

It's going to be a very intense and emotional game for us, we know we can play with this team and we are going to try to prove it at home and try to get this Win.
Last time I played that early is when I'm back home lol

How vital will video be this week in preparation for game two? Will we see a different Phoenix Hagen in game two?

It will be important, we know what mistakes we made and we will make the necessary adjustments to put ourselves in a great position to win the game. We will do nothing different, same team but with a lot more fire and heart.

Do you see any upsets in the second round of the NBA playoffs?

Golden State over the Spurs and the Pacers might sneak one past the Knicks

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Iron Man 3

Thanks Larry for the chat




Michael Taylor embarks on year three with Oldenburg - by Moritz Korff

Baskets Akademie Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB's Michael Taylor (193-G-87, college: Whitworth) has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Thus, the 26-year-old guard, a former NCAA D3 Player of the Year, will go into his third season with the team. Taylor scored a team-high 22.3 points per contest in his first season in the 2. Bundesliga Pro B, while adding 3.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game. He led the Oldenburg team to a fourth place finish in the Pro B North division and to a playoff appearance in the team's first season in the league. The Brewster, Washington native had received Eurobasket.com All-1.Regionalliga North Player of the Year honors following the 2011-12 season.


Jena: No extension for head coach Georg Eichler - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro A team Science City Jena say they have mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Georg Eichler. Both Eichler and Jena CEO Lars Eberlein stressed there were no bad feelings between them. Eichler took over the team in March 2011 and led Jena to back-to-back playoff appearances in the last two years. He coached the team to a 15-15 record during the 2012-13 regular season. After defeating Goettingen in the first round, Jena dropped out in the semi final against Duesseldorf. While the 36-year-old has not found a new job yet, the new Jena coach will be announced next week.


Michael Opitz signs new contract to stay as coach of Aschersleben Tigers - by Moritz Korff

Michael Opitz has signed a new contract, a deal designed to keep him at 1. Regionalliga North team BG Aschersleben Tigers through the 2014-15 season.
Aschersleben manager Alexander Rolle called Opitz the "perfect fit for Aschersleben and the Tigers". The 38-year-old Berlin native helped the team to ten wins until the end of the season after taking over in October, while falling short in five encounters. The Tigers finished the 2012-13 campaign in seventh place in the RLN standings.



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 22-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 20-4 
 3. Panionios 19-6 
 4. PAOK 17-8 
 5. AGOR 16-9 
 6. Ikaros 12-13 
 7. Aris 12-13 
 8. Apollon Patras 11-13 
 9. KAOD 10-15 
 10. Kolossos 8-17 
 11. Panelefsiniakos 7-17 
 12. Ilysiakos 7-17 
 13. Peristeri GS 6-19 
 14. Kavala 5-20 

Regular Season: Round 26

May. 8: Panathinaikos - Kavala 95-73
May. 9: Kolossos - Aris
May. 9: PAOK - Panathinaikos
May. 9: Kavala - AGOR
May. 9: Peristeri GS - Ilysiakos
May. 9: KAOD - Panelefsiniakos
May. 9: Ikaros - Panionios
May. 9: Olympiacos - Apollon Patras
May. 16: Ilysiakos - Olympiacos
May. 11: Apollon Patras - Panathinaikos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos20.5 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.0 
 3. McCollum, Apollo.15.8 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.1 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala14.5 
 7. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.1 
 8. Haralampidis, PAOK14.0 
 9. Printezis, Olympia.13.8 
 10. Gibson, Ikaros13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.2 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.9 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.1 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios6.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.1 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Asimakopoulo., Aris5.6 
 10. Dendy, Darussafa.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.7 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.4 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.6 
 7. Xanthopoulos, Pan.3.2 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.2 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 10. Gibson, Ikaros3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.7 
 7. Knowles, KAOD1.4 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 9. Mantzaris, Periste.1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.4 
 4. Turner, Apollon1.3 
 5. Coleman, Kavala1.3 
 6. Achara, Kavala1.1 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 8. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 9. Powell, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.8 


Panathinaikos adds Ramel Curry, looking for a PF? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Panathinaikos make an addition in the team's backourt with the 33 year old combo Ramel Curry. Coach Pedoulakis diagnosed problems in the perimeter spots during the playoff series against Barcelona, when Μarcus Banks couldn't fulfill the role of the back up point guard. Curry hopefully can help the Greens with his shot accuracy and defending ability at both guards spots being also motivated from the possibility to earn a new contract with the club for the next season. Rumors in Greece say that Panathinaikos administration is in the market for a power forward too.


Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Awards 2013 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 1st Team 2013
Thodoris Tsiotras
Tsiotras
Nikos Gikas
Gikas
Sokrates Gizogiannis
Gizogiannis
Vaggelis Karaboulas
Karaboulas
Giorgos Anagnostopoulos
Anagnostopoulos

Player of the Year: Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia
Guard of the Year: Nikos Gikas (186-PG-91) of Filathlitikos
Forward of the Year: Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia
Center of the Year: Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-C-80) of Ermis Lagkada
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) of Doxa Lefkadas
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Babis Samothrakis (189-G-83) of Filathlitikos
Bosman Player of the Year: Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos
Domestic Player of the Year: Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia
Newcomer of the Year: Giannis Adetokoubo (206-G/F-94) of Filathlitikos
Co-Rookie of the Year: Giannis Adetokoubo (206-G/F-94) of Filathlitikos
Co-Rookie of the Year: Nikos Gikas (186-PG-91) of Filathlitikos
Defensive Player of the Year: Thodoris Tsiotras (198-G-87) of Arkadikos
Coach of the Year: Elias Papatheodorou of Nea Kifisia

1st Team
G: Thodoris Tsiotras (198-G-87) of Arkadikos
PG: Nikos Gikas (186-PG-91) of Filathlitikos
F/C: Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-F/C-82) of Arkadikos
F: Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia
C: Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-C-80) of Ermis Lagkada

2nd Team
G: Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) of Koroivos
G/F: Giannis Adetokoubo (206-G/F-94) of Filathlitikos
G/F: Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) of Lavrio
F: Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81) of Trikalla
F/C: Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) of Doxa Lefkadas

3rd Team
G: Nikos Katsares (190-G-83) of Trikalla
G: Filippos Moschovitis (190-G-78) of Nea Kifisia
F/C: Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos
F: Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93) of Filathlitikos
F: Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio

All-Defensive Team
G: Nikos Katsares (190-G-83) of Trikalla
G: Thodoris Tsiotras (198-G-87) of Arkadikos
G/F: Giannis Adetokoubo (206-G/F-94) of Filathlitikos
F: Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93) of Filathlitikos
C: Krum Doychinov (206-C-86) of OFI

All-Bosmans Team
F/C: Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos
G: Petar Cosic (186-G-85) of Koroivos
C: Krum Doychinov (206-C-86) of OFI
F: Bojan Pelkic (206-F-83) of Irakleio
C: Miroslav Cubrilo (205-C-82) of Arkadikos

Honorable Mention
Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-G/F-92) of Niki Volou
Christos Saloustros (201-F-90) of Filathlitikos
Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) of Ikaroi Serron
Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-F/C-82) of Arkadikos
Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81) of Trikalla
Vangelis Tsiakas (194-G-81) of Agia Paraskevis
Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-F-83) of OFI
Haris Plioukas (200-F-89) of Ermis Lagkada
Giannis Maltesios (206-C-85) of Niki Volou
Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-C/F-80) of Nea Kifisia
Giannis Papachristos (194-F-80) of Trikalla
Nemanja Vranjes (188-G-88) of Pagrati



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Albacomp 25-7 
 2. Atomeromu 22-10 
 3. Kaposvari 18-14 
 4. Jaszberenyi 17-15 
 5. Kormend 13-19 
 6. Szolnok 8-2 
Places 7-13
 1. Falco-Szova 17-11 
 2. PVSK Pannon 15-13 
 3. Soproni 14-14 
 4. Szedeak 11-17 
 5. ZTE KK 11-17 
 6. Marso NYKK 10-18 
 7. FS Debrecen 2-26 
Stage One Standings

Semi-Finals: Round 1

May. 8: Szolnok - Atomeromu 84-72
May. 8: Albacomp - Kaposvari 68-56

Semi-Finals: Round 2

May. 11: Kaposvari - Albacomp
May. 11: Atomeromu - Szolnok


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Kormend
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Austin, Kormend20.9 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.20.3 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.0 
 5. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 6. Wood, Albacomp19.2 
 7. Copeland, Bayamon18.8 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.18.7 
 9. Shaw, Fribourg18.5 
 10. Spica, Kaposvari18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zeljko ZAGORAC
  Falco-Sz.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Zagorac, Falco-Sz.10.7 
 2. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 5. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.1 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.0 
 7. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 8. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.7 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.7.7 
 10. Keller, Albacomp7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.3 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari6.2 
 3. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.9 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu5.8 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.5 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 7. Copeland, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.5 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.1 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 4. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 7. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.0 
 8. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.2.0 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.1.8 
 10. Jones, Szedeak1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 2. Barovic, Soproni0.9 
 3. Keller, Albacomp0.8 
 4. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 5. Shaw, Fribourg0.7 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.7 
 7. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Toth, Atomeromu0.6 
 9. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.0.6 


A Division Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Szolnok and Albacomp open win counts - by Eurobasket News

Szolnok - Atomeromu 84-72

Szolnok grabbed the lead in the semifinal series following a home success against Atomeromu. Atomeromu was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 27-9 charge of Szolnok, which allowed them to win the game. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) fired 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) produced 22 points and American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. 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.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: S.Sehovic 17+8reb+5ast, R.Bell 16+7reb+1ast, M.Bader 12+7reb+1ast, A.Horvath 12+2reb+5ast, J.Florence 11+2reb+3ast, B.Gay 9+8reb+1ast
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 22+3reb+1ast, J.Levy 14+4reb+4ast, L.Williams 11+2reb+7ast, A.Toth 10+9reb+2ast, A.Kovacs 5+1reb+3ast, J.Eilingsfeld 3+2reb
gschID: 240543


Albacomp - Kaposvari 68-56

Albacomp outlasted Kaposvari at home court for 1-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Albacomp. Kaposvari was better in third quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Albacomp forced 20 Kaposvari turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. International power forward Akos Keller (208-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Albacomp players scored in double figures. American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) answered with 22 points and 6 steals and the former international Roland Hendlein (203-86, agency: TSS Management) added 8 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Kaposvari.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: B.Wood 20+6reb+1ast, D.Hollis 16+3reb+1ast, A.Keller 14+9reb+1ast, J.Jones 10+8reb, Z.Szabo 4+7reb, L.Juhos 3+2reb+2ast
Kaposvari: C.Dunn 22+4reb+2ast, K.Swanston 11+6reb+1ast, M.Spica 8+6reb, R.Hendlein 8+14reb+1ast, G.David 5+5reb+2ast, G.Drahos 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 240542



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  INDONESIA   


ASEAN League: Warriors too good for Heat - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia Warriors - Saigon Heat 82:68

The Indonesia Warriors consolidated their second position in the ASEAN League ladder. They knocked down the Saigon Heat at home court tonight to improve at 14-6 record. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. The Heat fell at 3-16 record at the bottom of the standings.
The Warriors started the game aggressively on offensive end. They exploded with 27 points in the first term to take a 6-point lead. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. They piled up a 47:37 halftime lead. The Warriors kept overwhelming their opponents after the big break. The home side accounted for a 64:49 lead entering the fourth frame. The Heat outscored the home side in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss at the end. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) produced 13 points, while John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) added 12 points for the winners. Jai Reyes (173-G) answered with 22 points for the Heat. David Palmer (206-F/C-86, college: N.Kentucky) netted 18 points in the loss.

Indonesia Warriors: Chris Daniels 17, Stanley Pringle 13, John Smith 12
Saigon Heat: Jai Reyes 22, David Palmer 18



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  ISRAEL   

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.4 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.9 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.6 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.1 
 7. Collins, Maccabi17.0 
 8. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
 9. Wright, Maccabi16.0 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.2 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 3. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.0 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.3 
 5. Uter, Maccabi9.2 
 6. Wright, Maccabi9.1 
 7. Calathes, Maccabi9.1 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Washington, Netan.8.3 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi4.9 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.4.8 
 6. Collins, Maccabi4.4 
 7. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 9. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 6. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.1.9 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A3.0 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.6 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.6 
 4. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.2 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.1 



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Peiners, LU21.1 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.18.8 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.6 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.6 
 5. Cain, Barons k.15.5 
 6. Berzins, Valmiera15.5 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala14.6 
 8. Diggs, Barons k.14.3 
 9. Apsitis, Turiba14.2 
 10. Brown, Jurmala13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Cain, Barons k.10.9 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.4 
 3. Dargais, LU8.0 
 4. Cavars, Valmiera7.9 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.7 
 6. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.6 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava7.3 
 8. Berzins, Valmiera7.1 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala7.1 
 10. Berzins, VEF Riga6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga7.4 
 2. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.5 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.5.3 
 4. Gabrans, Valmiera4.6 
 5. Peiners, LU3.5 
 6. Sims, Ventspils3.4 
 7. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.4 
 8. Bertans, VEF Riga3.3 
 9. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 10. Sokolovs, Turiba3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs STRELNIEKS
  VEF R.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Strelnieks, VEF R.2.1 
 2. Rowland, VEF Riga2.0 
 3. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
 9. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cain, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.3 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.0.9 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga0.9 
 5. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.9 
 7. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 8. Meiers, Ventspils0.8 
 9. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 10. Berzins, VEF Riga0.8 



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  LEBANON   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 33.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit33.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.3 
 3. Khatib, Champville26.8 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Youngblood, Byblos23.7 
 7. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 8. Sims, Sagesse23.1 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh23.1 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.4 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.7 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.1 
 8. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.1 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed9.0 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.4 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.7 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Fahed, Moutahed5.1 
 8. Khatib, Champville5.0 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos5.0 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Blair, Hoops3.2 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.3 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.1 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
 10. Akl, Sagesse1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.5 
 5. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.2 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.9 
 10. Freije, Amchit0.8 



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Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Hermosillo 16-4 
 2. Guaymas 15-5 
 3. Navolato 10-10 
 4. Tijuana 10-10 
 5. Nogales 9-11 
 6. Cananea 8-12 
 7. Obregon 7-11 
 8. Guasave 7-13 
 9. Los Mochis 6-12 

Regular Season: Round 21

May. 7: Hermosillo - Guasave 93-73
May. 7: Navolato - Obregon 92-82
May. 7: Nogales - Tijuana 88-100
May. 6: Nogales - Tijuana 71-86
May. 7: Guaymas - Cananea 111-100

Regular Season: Round 23

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


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Obregon24.6 
 2. Frederick, Guasave23.9 
 3. Monroe, Cananea23.5 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas21.5 
 5. Sperling, Obregon20.3 
 6. McCullough, Nogales20.2 
 7. Moss, Nogales20.1 
 8. Selleaze, Navolato19.0 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana18.8 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Moss, Nogales10.6 
 2. Habel, Guaymas8.6 
 3. Jones, Obregon8.3 
 4. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 5. Penny, Tijuana8.0 
 6. Selleaze, Navolato7.3 
 7. Spain, Hermosillo6.8 
 8. Frederick, Guasave6.6 
 9. Strobbe, Nogales6.5 
 10. Monroe, Cananea6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Allen, Guaymas6.5 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.6.5 
 3. Insunza, Navolato5.1 
 4. Morrison, Tijuana4.7 
 5. Shorter, Guaymas4.6 
 6. Polynice, Guasave4.6 
 7. Quintero, Tijuana4.5 
 8. Medina, Tijuana4.3 
 9. Monreal, Hermosillo4.2 
 10. Toussaint, Los M.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Stallings, Los Moc.1.9 
 2. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 3. Insunza, Navolato1.6 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.4 
 6. Allen, Guaymas1.4 
 7. Ayala, Guaymas1.3 
 8. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 9. Quintero, Tijuana1.3 
 10. Shorter, Guaymas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Moss, Nogales1.6 
 2. Penny, Tijuana1.6 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 4. Mercado, Nogales1.1 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Cananea0.9 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana0.7 
 8. McCullough, Nogales0.7 
 9. Shipley, Tijuana0.5 
 10. Villanueva, Hermo.0.5 


CIBACOPA Round 22: No surprise as #1 Rayos de Hermosillo defeats Frayles de Guasave - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

CIBACOPA top team - Rayos de Hermosillo (16-4) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (7-13) 95-81. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Rayos de Hermosillo outrebounded Frayles de Guasave 39-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Frayles de Guasave's players. International point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) scored 17 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach Dan Tacheny used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Victor Buelna (192-78) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Frayles de Guasave will play against the league's second-placed Ostioneros de Guaymas (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.

In the last two games of round 22 Cananea lost to Guaymas on the opponent's court 90-99. Navolato managed to outperform Obregon in a home game 83-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks by Jerome Habel of Guaymas.


Guaymas - Cananea 99-90

Very expected game when 6th ranked Mineros de Cananea (8-12) was defeated on the road by second ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (15-5) 99-90 on Wednesday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Ostioneros de Guaymas made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Mineros de Cananea helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. point guard Myron Allen (182-79, college: Lee JC) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks during the contest. At the losing side forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and swingman Rene Rougeau (198-86, college: UNLV, agency: ProSportsCareers) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Mineros de Cananea players scored in double figures. Mineros de Cananea's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ostioneros de Guaymas maintains second position with 15-5 record behind leader Hermosillo. Mineros de Cananea at the other side keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas are looking forward to face Frayles de Guasave (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Mineros de Cananea will play against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: M.Allen 29+5reb+3ast, S.Shorter 25+3reb+5ast, J.Habel 20+11reb+5ast, F.Benitez 9+4reb+1ast, A.Zarco 7+7reb+1ast, C.Soto 6+4reb
Cananea: S.Monroe 25+7reb+5ast, Q.Gonzalez 14+6reb+1ast, R.Rougeau 14+9reb+3ast, D.Williams 11+3reb+2ast, G.Giron 9+8reb+1ast, M.Valenzuela 8+2ast
gschID: 234935


Hermosillo - Guasave 95-81

CIBACOPA top team - Rayos de Hermosillo (16-4) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (7-13) 95-81. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Rayos de Hermosillo outrebounded Frayles de Guasave 39-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Frayles de Guasave's players. International point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) scored 17 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach Dan Tacheny used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Victor Buelna (192-78) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) scored 19 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Frayles de Guasave will play against the league's second-placed Ostioneros de Guaymas (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: P.Sanders 19+4reb+3ast, S.Monreal 17+3reb+7ast, J.Villanueva 15+5reb+2ast, E.Little 13+4reb+3ast, K.Spain 12+10reb+2ast, J.Lopez 9+5reb
Guasave: E.Frederick 19+1reb+2ast, V.Buelna 14+6reb+2ast, J.Farrera 13+4reb, F.Harris 11+1reb+1ast, J.Leyva 11+6reb, E.Polynice 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 234934


Navolato - Obregon 83-76

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (10-10) defeated at home 7th ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (7-11) 83-76 on Wednesday. Garra Canera de Navolato moved-up to third place, which they share with Tijuana. Loser Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Garra Canera de Navolato is looking forward to face league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play against Mineros de Cananea (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 234937



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CAI Zaragoza inks Vladimir Golubovic - by Eurobasket News

CAI Zaragoza (ACB) signed 27-year old Montenegrin ex-international center Vladimir Golubovic (213-101kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Golubovic just played at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkish TBL league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 12.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. The last season Golubovic played at Caja Laboral. In 10 games he recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Golubovic also played 3 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 2.3ppg and 4.3rpg. The other team he played that season for was Azovmash (Superleague) in Ukraine. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Golubovic was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 8 Superleague games he recorded 7.9ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 1 game in Eurocup where he had only 2 points and 8 rebounds. Golubovic also played 5 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.0bpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Banvit (TBL) in Turkey. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Golubovic was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 39 TBL games he recorded 10.2ppg and 5.1rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Golubovic also played 2 games in Euroleague where he recorded 10.0ppg and 7.0rpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
In 2009-10 season Golubovic was tested by Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league. In 10 Euroleague games he recorded 6.8ppg and 4.2rpg. He also played 21 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 8.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Golubovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Import Player of the Year back in 2009. He also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg, 1.3rpg.
Golubovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.6 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.5 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.2 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat20.7 
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. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.3 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 8. Parker, San A.7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.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. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. Harden, Houston1.8 
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. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 4. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Bogut, Golden S.1.8 


Nuggets' George Karl named NBA's coach of the year - by Eurobasket News

In recent years, George Karl has marked off major career accomplishments, and today he got another big one his first NBA Coach of the Year award.
With a roster of players that didn't have an All-Star, a schedule that put the Nuggets on the road for 22 of their first 32 games and injuries to key players, the Nuggets flourished under Karl's direction. They finished with a franchise-record 57 wins, had the league's best home record (38-3) and had streaks of 15 wins overall and 24 straight home wins. Their 57-25 mark was the fourth-best record in the NBA. "I am honored and energized to represent coaching and be their ambassador as coach of the year and continue to symbolize the great coaching there is in the NBA," Karl said in a statement. "There are probably seven or eight guys who are deserving of it and another 10 or 15 other coaches who have done a great job and aren't getting any recognition." The Nuggets finished third in the Western Conference, though they were upset by sixth-seeded Golden State in the first round. But this is a regular season award, and the Nuggets were as good as most teams in the league. As a result, Karl received 404 votes, including 62 first-place votes. The award is voted on by a panel of 121 sports writers and broadcasters. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra finished second in the voting followed by New York's Mike Woodson , San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Indiana's Frank Vogel . During the season, Karl earned two Western Conference coach of the month awards. He is the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history and his 1,131 wins are the most of any active coach. The Nuggets have called an 11:30am press conference where he will be presented with the award. He is the second coach in franchise history, after Doug Moe, to garner the honor.
Courtesy of: denverpost.com



Warriors and Heat strike back to pull even in their series - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio S. - Golden St.W. 91-100
The Warriors got 34 points from guard Klay Thompson (6'6''-G-90, college: Washington St.) and another 22 from point guard Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) to pull off the Game 2 upset over the Spurs, 100-91. After squandering what looked like a comfortable Game 1, the Warriors responded Wednesday with spirited performance on both ends. They held San Antonio to 39.3 percent shooting and won the battle of the boards. Thompson, in addition to providing the largest offensive punch, held Spurs guard Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) to 7 of 17 shooting. Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) had 23 points and 9 rebounds, but he only had six after halftime. In Game 1, the Warriors led by 16 points with 4:31 left. A half a minute later, Thompson fouled out and guard Tony Parker led the Spurs on a furious run. Golden State looked helpless as San Antonio ran off an 18-2 run to force overtime. On Wednesday, they built another big lead. The Spurs mounted a comeback, but this time, Golden State held off San Antonio in a tight fourth quarter. After getting what they wanted on offense earlier, scoring became increasingly hard for the Warrior. Curry had 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting in the first half. Over the next 18 minutes of the game, he managed just four points on 1 of 7 shooting. The Spurs trapped him off pick-and-rolls or put small forward Kawhi Leonard on him, and Curry had a hard time getting open. Golden State managed just 21 points in the third quarter. By midway through the fourth quarter, the game had slowed down to a half-court affair, which favored the Spurs' defense. Over the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter, Golden State managed 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting. The Warriors got timely baskets to keep San Antonio at bay. Rookie forward Draymond Green hit a 3-pointer from the right side at the 6:40 mark to put the Warriors up 91-82. At the 4:38 mark, Jack hit his second straight jumper over Tony Parker to give the Warriors a 95-86 advantage. The Warriors defense prevented the Spurs from going on another run. After a Ginobili 3-pointer at the 4:23 mark, cutting Golden State's lead to six, the Spurs were shut out until the final seconds. They missed five straight shots and the Warriors gobbled up every defensive rebound. Curry then iced the game. He converted a driving layup just inside of four minutes left. He then hit a step-back 22-footer over Leonard at the 1:52 mark. He drove to the hole again, dropping in the free throw to prompt Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to waive the white flag. All the while, the Warriors bench was shouting "Now we go back to Oakland! Now we go back to Oakland!" The Warriors seemed unfazed by their fourth-quarter meltdown in Game 1 and, dramatically, built up another big lead on the host Spurs. Curry knocked down his first two 3-point attempts to get Golden State going. He missed his third attempt, but was fouled on the fourth, the free throws putting Golden State ahead 10-8 with 7:54 left in the third. With memories of his 22-point quarter in Game 1 still fresh in their minds, the Spurs started paying even closer attention to Curry. So Thompson got going. It was clear he was warming up when he scored five points in 41 seconds midway through the first quarter. By the end of the quarter, it was clear he was hot when scored five more in 33 seconds, his pull-up jumper in transition putting Golden State ahead 28-20. Midway through the second quarter, it was about time to call the fire department. Thompson hit four straight 3-pointers to power an 18-5 Warriors run to close the half. His seventh of the first half, tying a Warriors record for 3-pointers in a playoff game, sent Golden State into the locker room up 62-43. Thompson had 29 points on 17 shots at half time. But despite the offensive explosion, the Warriors built another big lead because of their defense. They held the Spurs to 37.2 percent shooting and outrebounded San Antonio 28-20. But just as they did in Game 1, the Spurs made a run. Only this time, it came in the third quarter. Golden State led by as much as 20 in the third quarter and was up 75-56 at the 5:14 mark of the third quarter after back-to-back jumpers by Harrison Barnes and Carl Landry. But the Spurs scored the next eight points to tighten the ball game, getting three layups and two free throws. Bogut stopped the run with a pair of free throws, but San Antonio knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to cut the Warriors' lead to 77-70. Thompson hit his eighth 3-pointer of the night at the buzzer, sending the Warriors into the fourth quarter ahead 83-72. But it was clear it was going to be a ballgame. Courtesy of: mercurynews.com

Miami Heat - Chicago B. 115-78
The game was 21 seconds old when Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) got wrapped up in the open court by Marco Belinelli, a Chicago Bulls guard who was merely trying to prevent a layup. Wade revealed his irritation by firing the basketball at Belinelli's ankles. The playoffs tend to be freighted with emotion, and Wednesday's second-round game between the Heat and the Bulls was no exception. Wade's technical foul was the first of nine, as players from both sides barked and pushed. The game featured two ejections, 51 personal fouls and a significant point differential. Two days after looking like an ordinary team, the Heat reasserted themselves by demolishing the Bulls, 115-78. In handing Chicago its most lopsided playoff loss in franchise history, Miami evened the series at 1-1. Game 3 is Friday in Chicago. 'Sometimes,' Wade said, 'it's going to be a little physical.' That LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) was able to stay above the fray - for the most part, anyway - was the latest sign of his all-consuming basketball wizardry. James finished with 19 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds (and just 1 technical) as the Heat shot 60 percent from the field. Ray Allen (6'5''-G-75, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points off the bench. Chicago, a team short-handed because of injuries, shot just 35.5 percent, was outrebounded by 41-28 and completely lost its composure late. Seconds after Joakim Noah picked up his second technical foul and was ejected in the fourth quarter, his teammate Taj Gibson (6'9''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) earned two technicals of his own. By the time they reached the visitors' locker room, Miami's lead had ballooned to 40 points. At least Noah and Gibson no longer had to watch. 'I just wanted the referee to know how I felt about the game,' Noah said. 'I definitely deserved to get kicked out.' At the same time, Noah maintained that the Bulls had already secured an edge by defeating the Heat, 93-86, in Monday's series opener. That win gave the Bulls home-court advantage, and Noah said he was looking forward to returning to Chicago. 'It's an exciting opportunity,' he said. James did all of his scoring in the first half, sinking 7 of 9 shots as the Heat ran out to a 55-41 lead. Norris Cole, a secondary player on the Heat's high-octane roster, closed the half by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers from the same spot in the left corner. The Bulls could not recover. Miami's lead slowly swelled in the third quarter, from 15 to 19 to 23, with James playing the role of facilitator. His no-look bounce pass to a cutting Wade for a layup made the score 74-47. Things only got worse for Chicago from there. 'We are capable of much better,' Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau said, adding: 'You're going to get hit. You have to own your space. You can't allow people to get you back on your heels. That has to be corrected.' The Heat know about adversity. Last season, en route to winning the title, Miami trailed Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals by 2-1. And in the conference finals against Boston, Miami had to win a pair of elimination games to advance to the championship round against Oklahoma City. But this season was different. The team entered the playoffs after winning 66 games, a blissful stretch of carefree basketball. Monday's loss interrupted that. 'Going three months without any adversity is just not what we're used to,' Wade said. On Wednesday, James was amped from the start. He factored into the Heat's first four field goals. He cut past Jimmy Butler for a layup, found Mario Chalmers (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kansas) for a 3-pointer, got loose in the open court for an easy basket and then fed Wade for a dunk. It established a theme. 'We came with a mind-set to be aggressive,' James said. The Bulls once again took the court without Derrick Rose (knee), Kirk Hinrich (calf) and Luol Deng (illness). On Tuesday, Deng did some light shooting in Chicago. Much of the pregame intrigue swirled around the idea that James would spend time defending Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington), the Bulls' 5-foot-9 point guard. It was a notion that neither James not Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra went out of his way to dismiss. In fact, Spoelstra referred to James's ability to defend all five positions on the court. 'One through five,' Spoelstra said. 'That's his nickname for a reason.' Robinson, who led the Bulls with 27 points in Game 1, was limited to 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting, though James did not match up against him very often. As it turned out, the Heat did not need any gimmicks against the Bulls. Not with James. Not with Wade. It was business as usual, and business was good. Courtesy of: nytimes.com



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  NCAA1   


Mike Moser to transfer to Oregon basketball - by Eurobasket News

DuckTerritory recruiting expert Matt Prehm is reporting that UNLV transfer Mike Moser (6'8''-F-90) has picked Oregon as the school to continue his college career. Its a huge get for Oregon head coach Dana Altman, who has made a living by picking up strong senior transfers. Devoe Joseph, Olu Ashaolu and Arslan Kazemi were all integral parts of his Oregon squads and Moser could be the best transfer yet. He will be eligible to play right away; he chose Oregon over Gonzaga and Washington. At UNLV, he averaged a double-double and was an honorable mention All-American with 14 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Courtesy of: dailyemerald.com



Tennessee releases recruit Landry from letter of intent - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee has released guard Travon Landry from
the letter of intent he signed with the school last fall.

Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak
confirmed Saturday what was first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

The move brings Tennessee's number of scholarship players for the 2013-14
season back to 13, the maximum allowed under NCAA rules. Tennessee
had been over the limit after the spring signings of guard
Darius Thompson and junior-college center Rawane Ndiaye.

Landry, a 6-footer from San Antonio, spent his senior year of
high school at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep. He was part of a fall
signing class at Tennessee that also included
guard Robert Hubbs and swingman A.J. Davis.



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Metro League Standings

Metropolitan League Standings
1. Sol de America 16-1
2. Cerro Porteno 15-1
3. Libertad 14-1
4. Ciudad Nueva 9-6
5. San Jose 8-7
6. Felix Perez 8-8
7. Campo Alto 7-9
8. San Lorenzo 3-13
9. U.A.A. 3-13
10. Olimpia 2-14
11. Cristo Rey. 4-12
12. Sajonia 0-16


SOL beats LIBERTAD in 77th METRO - by Santiago Maciel

SOL finally got its game rythm in defense to beat Libertad. The Feliu's BOYS trained to playing strong defense, finally could impose their game path to win the only team undefeated team Libertad.

It is remarkable to say that Libertad lost Richard Ozuna due to knee ligaments and Dany Perez also out for a couple of games due to a not published injury.

For SOL , Edgar Riveros and Nelson Peralta (198-F-88) had great performances . Peralta by leading in scoring, Riveros by giving rythm and organizing th game to its teammates.

Even though Felius philosophy is always to put their opponent under 70 points, this time Libertad netted 78 but SOLs offense responded scoring 86. A difference pf 8 points well consolidated, my players are getting ruthm said FELIU at the end of the game. It is also very important to mention that Jose Fabio (200-F-77) is already practicing with Sol. The argentinian , paraguayan
naturalized is going to have its debut next game.

Other games had this scores:

Olimpia de Asuncion 84 Sajonia 65
San Jose 69 Campoalto 75
Ciudad Nueva 67 San Lorenzo 69
U.A.A. 58 Cristo Rey 75
F.P.C. 47 Cerro Porteno 69





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ASEAN League: Slammers surrender in Philippines - by Eurobasket News

Petron Blaze - Thailand Slammers 78:61

The Thailand Slammers had to surrender against the Petron Blaze on the road tonight. The Beermen went on to win the 14th straight game in the season. The Slammers slipped at 7-13 record in the ladder.
The Slammers got to a perfect start on the road. They went on a 19:15 run in the first frame. But the Blaze turned things around in the second frame. The hosts held the Slammers to 9 points in the second term and raced to a 31:28 halftime lead. The Blaze stretched the gap in the third term. They went on 23:17 run to establish a 9-point lead at the final intermission. The Beermen ignited a 24:16 rally in the fourth period and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Brian Williams (208-C-87, college: Tennessee) finished with 16 points for the Blaze. Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) added 12 points, while RJ Rizada (188-F-82) had 11 points for the winners. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81, college: Villanova) responded with game-high 28 points for the Slammers. Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) and Kannut Samerjai chipped in 6 points each in the loss.

Petron Blaze: Brian Williams 16, Pauliasi Taulava 12, RJ Rizada 11
Thailand Slammers: Christien Charles 28, Froilan Baguion 6, Kannut Samerjai 6



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG18.6 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.2 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.4 
 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.8.5 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.8 
 5. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.6 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.7.5 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.5 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow7.0 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Mahalbasic, Assec.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom7.3 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil5.8 
 3. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 4. Koszarek, Stelm.5.4 
 5. Turner, Trefl Sopot5.3 
 6. Hodge, Stelmet ZG4.9 
 7. Jefferson, Kotwica4.7 
 8. Skibniewski, Inter3.7 
 9. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 10. Wisniewski, AZS K.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.4 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.8 
 3. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 4. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil1.6 
 6. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 7. Henry, AZS Koszalin1.5 
 8. Wise, Rosa Radom1.5 
 9. Robinson, PGE T.1.5 
 10. Trice, Energa C.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.7 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.6 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Rothbart, Start G.1.1 
 6. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.1 
 7. Harris, AZS K.1.1 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.1.1 
 9. Mahalbasic, Asseco0.8 
 10. Alexander, Siarka0.8 


TBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Stelmet Zielona Gora reach semis - by Eurobasket News

Stelmet ZG - Energa Czarni 75-63

Stelmet Zielona Gora survived the challenge of the fifth decisive game in the series versus Energa Czarni and paved their way into the semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Stelmet ZG. Energa Czarni managed to win fourth quarter 18-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 5 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Stelmet ZG players scored in double figures. Lithuanian Valdas Dabkus (204-84) answered with 17 points and American point guard Todd Abernethy (185-84, college: Mississippi) added 7 points and 9 assists in the effort for Energa Czarni. Energa Czarni's coach Andrej Urlep rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: W.Hodge 15+2reb+3ast, O.Stevic 14+5reb+1ast, M.Sroka 13+3reb+1ast, L.Koszarek 10+2reb+7ast, Q.Hosley 10+6reb+3ast, K.Chanas 6+3reb+1ast
Energa Czarni: V.Dabkus 17+3reb, L.Knutson 12+4reb+1ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 10+4reb+2ast, T.Abernethy 7+3reb+9ast, B.Davis 5+1reb+1ast, M.Kostrzewski 5+4reb
gschID: 240513



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 12-5 
 2. Ponce 11-6 
 3. Guayama 10-6 
 4. Quebradillas 9-8 
 5. Mayaguez 9-8 
 6. Humacao 8-8 
 7. Guaynabo 7-9 
 8. Arecibo 7-9 
 9. Bayamon 5-11 
 10. San German 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 19

May. 8: Ponce - Quebradillas 90-82
May. 8: Mayaguez - Guaynabo 103-78
May. 9: San German - Humacao
May. 9: Bayamon - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Harris, Ponce22.0 
 2. Gainous, Bayamon20.5 
 3. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.7 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.3 
 5. Shannon, Bayamon18.4 
 6. Brown, Humacao17.8 
 7. Vassallo, Arecibo17.4 
 8. Carmona, Humacao17.3 
 9. Efejuku, Mayaguez17.2 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Harris, Ponce10.5 
 2. Ramos, Arecibo10.0 
 3. Phillip, Quebradil.9.4 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.8.7 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon8.6 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo8.4 
 8. Garcia, San German8.0 
 9. Gainous, Bayamon7.9 
 10. Williams, Santurce7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.2 
 3. Rivera, Ponce5.1 
 4. Coronado, Guayama4.4 
 5. Garcia, Quebradill.4.2 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 7. Mojica, Bayamon3.6 
 8. Hickerson, San G.3.5 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.4 
 10. Pagan, Santurce3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.2 
 3. Mojica, Bayamon1.8 
 4. Rivera, Ponce1.5 
 5. Rodriguez, Guayama1.5 
 6. Williams, Santurce1.5 
 7. Santiago, Ponce1.4 
 8. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.4 
 9. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 10. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Guaya.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Harrellson, Guaya.1.8 
 2. Penn, Humacao1.6 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Lee, Quebradillas1.4 
 5. Mata, Quebradillas1.3 
 6. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.1 
 8. Brock, Guayama1.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon0.9 
 10. Scott, Humacao0.8 


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

27-year old center Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last week for Arecibo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 18.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Guayama (#3, 10-6) 92-79. Arecibo maintains the 8th position in Puerto Rican league. Arecibo 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 7-9 record. Ramos just recently signed at Arecibo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Ramos has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.0rpg) and averages solid 58.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last week was Mike Harris (198-F-83) of league's second-best Ponce. He is American forward in his first season at Ponce. In the last game Harris recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Ponce to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Humacao (#5, 8-8) 95-71. This victory allowed Ponce to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 10-6 record is not bad at all. Harris is one of the most experienced players at Ponce and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.8ppg (#1). He also registered 10.7 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Bayamon (#9). Shannon scored 18 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Bayamon, leading his team to a 82-71 win against slightly lower-ranked San German (#10, 4-12). The chances of Bayamon not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Shannon could try to bring Bayamon's a little bit higher in the standings. Shannon has individually a great season in Puerto Rico. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 8.6rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-G-86) of Mayaguez - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. David Huertas (195-G/F-87) of Quebradillas - 32 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Joel Jones (196-G/F-81) of Guayama - 23 points and 7 rebounds
7. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Ponce - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Cliff Duran (191-G-89) of Mayaguez - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. David Jackson (196-G-82) of Santurce - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) of Arecibo - 14 points and 14 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)



San German adds Phillip - by Marcos Carlo

San German signed forward Darren Phillip (201-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Fairfield). He is going to be the third import under the Latin-American slot.

Phillip played this year for Quebradillas posting 15.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. His inside game will improve the poor offense that Atleticos play basically in outside game. Before that he was a valuable piece for Union Progresista in Argentina.

Atleticos have struggled this season and have a 4-12 record. Their next game is tomorrow against Humacao-Carolina.



Guaynabo reaches agreement with Daniel Santiago - by Luis Modestti


Mets de Guaynabo announced the signing of Puerto Rican national team center Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico). The team expects him to be in Guaynabo by Monday.

Santiago played for Boca Juniors in Argentina and averaged 11,8 points and 5,8 rebounds in 51 games. Since 2010 he has played for Capitanes de Arecibo and was traded to Guaynabo for forward Angel Vassallo.

Guaynabo expects to have Santiago on the roster by Monday. This week will be busy for Guaynabo as they play in Mayaguez today and then have games against San German on Saturday and Bayamon Sunday.



Cangrejeros alone in first place - by Luis Modestti

Cangrejeros de Santurce dominated Atleticos de San German 88-69 to have a one and a half game lead in first place.

Santurce has a 12-5 record and have won eight of their last ten games, including five on the road. They are the only team with a positive record outside with a 7-3 mark.

Leon Williams scored 21 points and Alex Galindo 20 for the winners who had a 36-28 halftime lead.

In the second half Cangrejeros had a consistent offensive attack and never looked back.

San German had Carlos Strong with 20 and Leroy Hickerson added 15. They are in last place with a 4-12 record.

Arecibo defeated Guayama 92-79 and snapped Brujos eight game winning streak at home. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) dominated with 28 points and 17 boards.

On Monday Leones de Ponce crushed Caciques-Gigantes 95-71. Mike Harris scored 17 points and Carlos Emory 16 for Leones who are 10-6.

Games for Wednesday, May 8:

Piratas de Quebradillas at Leones de Ponce
Mets de Guaynabo at Indios de Mayaguez



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  ROMANIA   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Louis DARBY
  Rovinari
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Darby, Rovinari21.0 
 2. Martinic, CSM B.20.3 
 3. Shepherd, CSM B.18.7 
 4. Petty, Giurgiu18.6 
 5. Wisseh, Rovinari18.4 
 6. Horton, Timba Timi.17.5 
 7. Barac, Pitesti17.3 
 8. Brown, Timba Timis.16.9 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.16.3 
 10. Jones, Hub Jets16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lee, CSU Sibiu9.9 
 2. Glynn, Timba Timis.9.2 
 3. Dragusin, Craiova8.3 
 4. Steffel, Rovinari7.6 
 5. Miskovic, Craiova7.3 
 6. Darby, Rovinari7.1 
 7. Kinloch, Pitesti7.0 
 8. Johnson, Timisoara6.8 
 9. Cuic, Targu Mures6.8 
 10. Carutasu, CSM B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.8 
 2. Dzambic, Craiova6.4 
 3. Wisseh, Rovinari5.9 
 4. Cuic, Targu Mures5.5 
 5. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 6. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.3 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.5.2 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.5 
 9. Petty, Giurgiu4.4 
 10. Dundjerski, Gaz M.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.2.9 
 2. Petty, Giurgiu2.3 
 3. Jones, Hub Jets2.0 
 4. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 5. Mandache, Gaz M.1.8 
 6. Burrell, Giurgiu1.7 
 7. Barac, Pitesti1.7 
 8. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 9. Wallace, Farul Con.1.6 
 10. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragusin, Craiova2.1 
 2. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 3. Adebayo, Targu M.1.4 
 4. Kickingstall., Tim.1.4 
 5. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.3 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.1 
 7. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 8. Kinloch, Pitesti1.0 
 9. Barro, Targu Mures1.0 
 10. Morris, CSM B.0.9 


Targu Mures sweep the Semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

Ploiesti - Oradea 86-68 (2-1)

The game without a history. Ploiesti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for the former international power forward Virgil Stanescu (208-77, college: S.Alabama, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-81, college: Louisville, agency: Court Side) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian forward Milos Pesic (205-84) answered with 15 points and 4 assists and Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) added 16 points in the effort for Oradea. Oradea's coach Christian Achim rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Oradea: D.Dillon 16+2reb+2ast, M.Pesic 15+4reb+4ast, B.Tibirna 11+3reb+2ast, Z.Comagic 8+2reb, N.Maric 6+7reb+1ast, W.Franklin 5+5reb+3ast
Ploiesti: A.Mohammed 20+2reb+4ast, P.Miletic 14+4reb+1ast, I.Timermanis 14, C.Burlacu 9+6reb+1ast, V.Stanescu 9+13reb+4ast, A.Tudor 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 240381


Gaz Metan - Targu Mures 84-92 (0-3)

Gaz Metan was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 29-17 charge of Targu Mures, which allowed them to win the game. Gaz Metan was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) helped adding 27 points. The best for the losing side was American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Deven Mitchell (197-84, agency: Interperformances) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Targu Mures and four Gaz Metan players scored in double figures. Gaz Metan's coach Marcel Tenter tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: K.Shiloh 23+10reb+3ast, Z.Krstanovic 11+5reb, D.Mitchell 10+8reb, A.Mandache 10+3ast, I.Ivanovic 9+2ast, T.Nicoara 8+6reb
Targu Mures: A.Ciric 27+2reb+2ast, B.Cuic 23+9reb+2ast, G.Navickas 14+4reb+2ast, O.Barro 12+8reb+2ast, V.Peciukas 12+3ast, D.Kandic 4+4reb
gschID: 240380



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  RUSSIA   

Standings - Superleague A

PBL Standings
 1. CSKA 16-2 
 2. Khimky 13-5 
 3. Spartak SP 10-8 
 4. Lokomotiv 9-9 
 5. Triumph 8-9 
 6. N.Novgorod 8-10 
 7. Unics 8-10 
 8. Krasnie Krilya 7-10 
 9. Spartak-Prim. 6-11 
 10. Enisey 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 26

May. 8: Lokomotiv - Khimky 73-82
May. 8: Triumph - Krasnie Krilya 72-68
May. 8: Spartak SP - Enisey 70-67
May. 8: Spartak-Prim. - Unics 66-78

Regular Season: Round 27

May. 12: Enisey - Unics
May. 16: Krasnie Krilya - Enisey


Stats Leaders - Superleague A

Points Per Game
 Sergey KARASEV
  Triumph
  (202-SG-93)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Karasev, Triumph18.5 
 2. Thompson, N.Nov.15.6 
 3. Gillenwater, Spart.15.2 
 4. Fridzon, Khimky15.1 
 5. Oguchi, Spartak-.15.0 
 6. Simmons, Krasnie14.7 
 7. Delaney, Spartak-.14.3 
 8. McKee, Triumph14.2 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Unics13.9 
 10. Eidson, Unics12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.7 
 2. Landry, Triumph6.6 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv6.4 
 4. Thompson, N.Nov.6.3 
 5. Monya, Khimky6.2 
 6. Smith, Krasnie Kri.6.1 
 7. Kaimakoglou, Unics6.0 
 8. Gillenwater, Spart.5.9 
 9. Panin, N.Novgorod5.5 
 10. Calathes, Lokom.5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.5.6 
 2. McKee, Triumph5.1 
 3. Planinic, Khimky4.8 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA4.5 
 5. Delaney, Spartak-.4.4 
 6. Eidson, Unics4.3 
 7. Calathes, Lokom.4.2 
 8. Dowdell, Enisey3.9 
 9. Khryapa, CSKA3.9 
 10. Kalnietis, Lokomo.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksei SUROVTSEV
  Sparta.
  (202-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Surovtsev, Sparta.2.3 
 2. Miles, Krasnie Kri.2.1 
 3. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 4. Thompson, N.Nov.2.0 
 5. Eidson, Unics1.7 
 6. Calathes, Lokom.1.5 
 7. Fridzon, Khimky1.5 
 8. Kaimakoglou, Unics1.4 
 9. Landry, Triumph1.4 
 10. Maric, Lokomotiv1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Monya, Khimky1.5 
 2. Zabelin, Spartak-.1.2 
 3. Lazarev, Triumph1.0 
 4. Kaun, CSKA1.0 
 5. Balashov, Krasni.0.7 
 6. Mavrokefalid., Spa.0.7 
 7. Thompson, N.Nov.0.6 
 8. Maric, Lokomotiv0.6 
 9. Veremeenko, Unics0.5 
 10. Sokolov, CSKA0.5 


PBL Round 26: Khimky beats Lokomotiv in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kuban. Second ranked Khimky faced 4th ranked Lokomotiv. Guests from Khimki (13-5) defeated host Lokomotiv (9-9) 82-73. Khimky forced 20 Lokomotiv turnovers. The best player for the winners was Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International Sergey Monya (202-83) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Valery Likhodey (205-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) produced 19 points for the hosts. Lokomotiv's coach Evgeny Pashutin rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Khimky maintains second position with 13-5 record having just three points less than leader CSKA. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost.
The game in Lubertsy was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (8-9). Triumph Lyubertsy managed to secure a 4-point victory 72-68. Canadian power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 9 rebounds. Tasmin Mitchell contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Dmitry Kulagin (197-92) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds for Krasnie Krilya. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triumph Lyubertsy have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Krasnie Krilya lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Krasnie Krilya will play at home against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tenth-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (3-14) made lots of trouble for third ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (10-8) on Wednesday. Spartak St.Petersburg managed to secure only three-point victory 70-67. However their fans expected much easier game. Zack Wright scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Davon Jefferson responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Spartak St.Petersburg maintains third position with 10-8 record having six points less than leader CSKA. Loser Enisey Krasnoyarsk stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Spartak St.Petersburg will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play against Krasnie Krilya (#8) in Samara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Vladivostok. Local Spartak-Prim. (6-11) lost to eighth ranked Unics Kazan (8-10) 78-66. Chuck Eidson notched 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Unics Kazan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with N.Novgorod. Spartak-Prim. lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Unics Kazan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#10) on the road.



Triumph - Krasnie Krilya 72-68

The game in Lubertsy was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (8-9). Triumph Lyubertsy managed to secure a 4-point victory 72-68. Triumph Lyubertsy dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Krasnie Krilya's 24. Triumph Lyubertsy players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Canadian power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Tasmin Mitchell (201-86, college: LSU, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Dmitry Kulagin (197-92) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Krasnie Krilya. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triumph Lyubertsy have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Krasnie Krilya lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Krasnie Krilya will play at home against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Krasnie Krilya: D.Kulagin 24+6reb+2ast, C.Simmons 11+5reb+1ast, O.Thomas 7+3reb, A.Miles 6+3reb+1ast, N.Balashov 6+7reb, A.Pushkov 5+3reb
Triumph: K.Landry 28+9reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 17+8reb+5ast, S.Karasev 16+4reb+1ast, T.McKee 4+4reb+11ast, A.Vikhrov 3+5reb+4ast, Y.Naimy 2+1reb
gschID: 240694


Spartak-Prim. - Unics 66-78

The game with biggest result difference took place in Vladivostok. Local Spartak-Prim. (6-11) lost to eighth ranked Unics Kazan (8-10) 78-66. American forward Chuck Eidson (203-80, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Greek power forward Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-83) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Unics Kazan players scored in double figures. Even 21 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) did not help to save the game for Spartak-Prim.. His fellow American import point guard Paul Delaney (188-86, college: UAB) added 20 points and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Unics Kazan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with N.Novgorod. Spartak-Prim. lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Unics Kazan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#10) on the road.
Top scorers:
Spartak-Prim.: T.Gillenwater 21+6reb+3ast, P.Delaney 20+3reb+6ast, D.Gordeev 11+1reb, A.Zabelin 4+5reb, A.Surovtsev 4+6reb+1ast, D.Soloviev 2+2reb
Unics: K.Kaimakoglou 14+5reb, C.Eidson 14+6reb+5ast, P.Sergeev 11+2reb+1ast, I.Vougioukas 11+3reb+2ast, N.Shabalkin 7+4reb+1ast, T.Lyday 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 200857


Spartak SP - Enisey 70-67

Tenth-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (3-14) made lots of trouble for third ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (10-8) on Wednesday. Spartak St.Petersburg managed to secure only three-point victory 70-67. However their fans expected much easier game. American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo.) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Petr Gubanov (207-87) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Spartak St.Petersburg maintains third position with 10-8 record having six points less than leader CSKA. Loser Enisey Krasnoyarsk stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Spartak St.Petersburg will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play against Krasnie Krilya (#8) in Samara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Enisey: D.Jefferson 24+11reb+5ast, P.Gubanov 12+6reb+2ast, E.Kikanovic 10+1reb+1ast, A.Kotishevskiy 6+2reb+1ast, V.Zaytsev 5+2reb, M.Krivosheev 4
Spartak SP: Z.Wright 20+5reb+4ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 18+7reb+3ast, N.Kurbanov 11+6reb+1ast, V.Dragicevic 6+1reb+1ast, J.Carter 4+1reb+2ast, V.Zavoruev 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 200856


Lokomotiv - Khimky 73-82

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kuban. Second ranked Khimky faced 4th ranked Lokomotiv. Guests from Khimki (13-5) defeated host Lokomotiv (9-9) 82-73. Khimky forced 20 Lokomotiv turnovers. The best player for the winners was Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International Sergey Monya (202-83) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Valery Likhodey (205-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) produced 19 points and American power forward Richard Hendrix (204-86, college: Alabama) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Lokomotiv's coach Evgeny Pashutin rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Khimky maintains second position with 13-5 record having just three points less than leader CSKA. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: V.Likhodey 19+3reb+1ast, D.Brown 16+4reb+1ast, R.Hendrix 12+9reb+2ast, A.Maric 9+2reb+1ast, M.Grigoryev 7+1reb+2ast, M.Kalnietis 6+3reb+7ast
Khimky: Z.Planinic 17+5reb+5ast, K.Rivers 15+7reb+1ast, S.Monya 13+7reb+4ast, V.Fridzon 9+1reb+1ast, A.Zhukanenko 7+5reb+1ast, J.Augustine 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 200855



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  SERBIA   

Standings - A Liga

A Standings
Superliga
 1. Partizan 7-2 
 2. Mega Vizura 7-2 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 6-3 
 4. Vojvodina 6-3 
 5. Radnicki KG 5-4 
 6. Sloboda Uzice 2-7 
 7. Metalac 2-7 
 8. Konstantin 1-8 
Places 9-17
 1. Vrsac 14-12 
 2. Radnicki Basket 14-12 
 3. Borac 13-13 
 4. OKK Beograd 12-14 
 5. Tamis 11-15 
 6. Smederevo 10-16 
 7. Sloga 9-17 
 8. BKK Radnicki 8-18 
 9. Jagodina 5-21 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

May. 8: Radnicki KG - Metalac 86-66
May. 8: Sloboda Uzice - Vojvodina 71-90
May. 8: Konstantin - Mega Vizura 70-79
May. 8: Partizan - Crvena Zvezda 69-76

Second Stage: Round 10

May. 11: Metalac - Sloboda Uzice
May. 11: Vojvodina - Partizan
May. 11: Crvena Zvezda - Konstantin
May. 11: Mega Vizura - Radnicki KG


Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Bojan BAKIC
  Metalac
  (195-SG-83)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Bakic, Metalac19.1 
 2. Popovic, Sloga18.6 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac18.2 
 4. Sibalic, LF Basket17.3 
 5. Marjanovic, Mega V.16.9 
 6. Radovic, KAOD15.5 
 7. Zekovic, Vojvodina15.0 
 8. Popadic, Smederevo15.0 
 9. Kljajevic, C Afric.13.8 
 10. Nesovic, AEK13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.11.9 
 2. Radovic, KAOD8.7 
 3. Knezevic, OKK B.6.9 
 4. Radenkovic, Smede.6.8 
 5. Kljajevic, C Afric.6.4 
 6. Todorovic, Borac5.8 
 7. Jevtovic, Sloboda5.8 
 8. Marelja, Sloga5.8 
 9. Miceta, Sutjeska5.7 
 10. Zekovic, Vojvodina5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Popovic, Sloga8.1 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis5.9 
 3. Micic, Mega Vizura4.8 
 4. Sljivancanin, Borac4.7 
 5. Malidzan, OKK B.4.5 
 6. Nesovic, AEK4.2 
 7. Milosevic, Vrsac4.0 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 9. Velickovic, Konst.3.6 
 10. Boltic, Vojvodina3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stanoje KNEZEVIC
  OKK B.
  (202-PF-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 2. Nesovic, AEK2.1 
 3. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.1 
 4. Gacic, BKK Radnicki1.8 
 5. Boltic, Vojvodina1.7 
 6. Covic, Vojvodina1.6 
 7. Jeftic, OKK Beogr.1.6 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis1.6 
 9. Zivanovic, Metalac1.6 
 10. Markovic, Vojvo.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.5 
 2. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.5 
 3. Filipovic, Jagodina1.3 
 4. Radovic, KAOD1.0 
 5. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 6. Maravic, Vrsac0.7 
 7. Radenkovic, Smede.0.7 
 8. Mijovic, Duhok0.7 
 9. Buric, Tamis0.7 
 10. Bezbradica, BKK R.0.7 


Crvena zvezda Telekom revenge to Partizan mt:s - by Igor Obradovic

In the nine round of Super League Serbia, Crvena zvezda Telekom as a guest, defeated Partizan mt:s score 69:76 (12:21, 21:22, 14:12, 22:21).

Away team was better opened the match. Match is opened with DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) three pointer and after that Crvena zvezda has never lose leadership in this game against Partizan. Several times Partizan came to -2 or -3 points difference but the Crvena zvezda was making a mini-series of 4:0 or 5:0, and so managed to keep the lead until the end of the game in Pionir Hall in front of 4.500 fans.

Best in team Partizan mt:s was Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) with 10pts and 11rbd, Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) 13pts, 2rbd, 3ast and Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) with 11pts and 1rbd.
In away team best was the most experienced player, Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) with 27pts (5/6 FT, 5/7 2p, 4/7 3p), 4rbd, Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) with 17pts and 5rbd and DeMarcus Nelson who have been key player in the finish of the game to keep Crvena zvezda leadership with 14pts, 5rbd and 3ast.
In Crvena zvezda did not play injured Aleksandar Cvetkovic and Boris Savovic.

Partizan mt:s now have score 7-2 and he is on first posistion ahead Mega Vizura who also have same score like Partizan.
Crvena zvezda Telekom recorded in this derby match their six win in Serbian Super League and now have score 6-3.
In next round Partizan is on away match against against Vojvodina in Novi Sad, while Crvena zvezda will be also on away match to the last placed team in league, Konstantin.

Other matches was also on the program and there is result from the 9. round in Serbian Super league :

Radnicki Kragujevac - Metalac Valjevo 86:66
Konstantin - Mega Vizura 70:79
Sloboda Uzice - Vojvodina Srbijagas 71:90



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  SLOVENIA   

Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Sasa ZAGORAC
  Grosuplje
  (205-F/C-84)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Zagorac, Grosuplje17.5 
 2. Jagodnik, Polzela17.3 
 3. Abramovic, LTHcas.16.8 
 4. Span, Geoplin Slov.15.6 
 5. Robertson, Polzela15.1 
 6. Tomic, Rogaska15.0 
 7. Udrih, Zlatorog14.8 
 8. Miljkovic, Rogaska14.4 
 9. Mlakar, Geoplin14.3 
 10. Pelko, Maribor14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bristol, Polzela10.9 
 2. Miljkovic, Rogaska8.1 
 3. Collins, Elektra7.9 
 4. Zimic, Tajfun7.2 
 5. Zagorac, Grosuplje7.1 
 6. Jagodnik, Polzela6.8 
 7. Jakhel Kolar., LTH.6.6 
 8. Primorac, Tajfun6.4 
 9. Mijovic, Rogaska6.3 
 10. Martin, Polzela6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Polzela
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Vujasinovic, Polze.5.8 
 2. Jovanovic, Maribo.5.2 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska5.0 
 4. Zagorc, Elektra4.2 
 5. Antonijevic, Grosu.4.0 
 6. Mlakar, Geoplin3.9 
 7. Mocnik, Helios3.8 
 8. Kostomaj, Rogaska3.8 
 9. Ferme, Tajfun3.7 
 10. Brolih, Tajfun3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Samo UDRIH
  Zlatorog
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Udrih, Zlatorog1.9 
 2. Tomic, Rogaska1.8 
 3. Lapornik, Zlatorog1.8 
 4. Robertson, Polzela1.6 
 5. Tomic, Geoplin Slo.1.6 
 6. Vujasinovic, Polze.1.5 
 7. Span, Geoplin Slov.1.5 
 8. Mlakar, Geoplin1.5 
 9. Petrovic, Geopli.1.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Maribo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bristol, Polzela2.4 
 2. Tratnik, Grosuplje1.9 
 3. Collins, Elektra1.7 
 4. Martin, Polzela1.1 
 5. Zimic, Tajfun1.1 
 6. Majstorovic, Helios1.1 
 7. Buda, Geoplin Slov.0.8 
 8. Djugum, Zlatorog0.6 
 9. Robertson, Polzela0.6 
 10. Miljkovic, Rogaska0.6 



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Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Anthony WINCHESTER
  Breog.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Winchester, Breog.15.9 
 2. Sanchez, Melilla15.6 
 3. Starosta, Plana.15.5 
 4. Barbour, Ourense15.3 
 5. Zengotitaben., Cor.14.7 
 6. Otegui, Palencia14.5 
 7. Hezonja, FCB Regal14.5 
 8. Blanch, Andorra14.3 
 9. Samuels, Lobe H.14.3 
 10. Ruiz de Gala., Cl.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ondrej STAROSTA
  Plana.
  (215-C-79)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Starosta, Plana.9.8 
 2. Wachsmann, Melilla9.0 
 3. Sikma, A.Ford B.8.1 
 4. Diouf, Breogan8.0 
 5. Samuels, Lobe H.7.6 
 6. Hernandez-S., Cor.7.2 
 7. Ogide, Ourense7.0 
 8. Otegui, Palencia7.0 
 9. McDermott, Palen.6.9 
 10. Kale, Coruna6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel PEREZ
  Andorra
  (188-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Perez, Andorra5.4 
 2. Uriz, Clavijo5.0 
 3. Rodriguez, Forca L.4.7 
 4. Marco, Melilla4.5 
 5. Lopez, A.Ford B.4.3 
 6. Forcada, Palencia4.0 
 7. Creus, Assignia M.3.3 
 8. Aguilar, A.Ford B.3.2 
 9. Perez, FCB Regal3.1 
 10. Schreiner, Andorra3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mario HEZONJA
  FCB Regal
  (202-G/F-95)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hezonja, FCB Regal1.9 
 2. Otegui, Palencia1.9 
 3. Sikma, A.Ford B.1.9 
 4. Toledo, A.Ford B.1.7 
 5. Perez, Andorra1.7 
 6. Uriz, Clavijo1.7 
 7. Samuels, Lobe H.1.7 
 8. Blanch, Andorra1.7 
 9. Lopez, A.Ford B.1.7 
 10. Castro, Melilla1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Breogan
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Diouf, Breogan1.9 
 2. Flis, Andorra1.2 
 3. Mbaye, FCB Regal1.1 
 4. Hernandez-S., Cor.1.1 
 5. Samuels, Lobe H.1.1 
 6. Starosta, Plana.1.0 
 7. Sikma, A.Ford B.0.9 
 8. Leonavicius, Breog.0.8 
 9. Gatell, Lobe Hues.0.7 
 10. McDermott, Palen.0.7 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver

Points Per Game
 Will HANLEY
  Valencia
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Hanley, Valencia17.7 
 2. Llorente, Guadalaj.16.9 
 3. Luettgerodt, Avila16.2 
 4. Balmon, Guadalaj.14.1 
 5. Justo, Lan M.13.9 
 6. Matemalas, Palma13.5 
 7. Hidalgo, Castello13.4 
 8. Cruz, La Palma12.9 
 9. Ortega, Castello12.9 
 10. Arzallus, Cafes A.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will HANLEY
  Valencia
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Hanley, Valencia11.2 
 2. Pantin, Lan M.10.3 
 3. Balmon, Guadalaj.8.8 
 4. Diagne, Mad-Croc8.7 
 5. Joseph, Palma8.2 
 6. Dominguez, G.Cana.8.1 
 7. Blair, Palma7.7 
 8. Ortega, Castello7.4 
 9. Elias, Aurtenec.7.3 
 10. Aramburu, Cafes A.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Francisco CARDENAS
  Oviedo CB
  (177-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Cardenas, Oviedo6.4 
 2. Llorente, Guadalaj.5.0 
 3. Ibargutxi, Lan M.4.4 
 4. Alvarado, Aurtenec.3.4 
 5. Herrero, Avila3.4 
 6. Santana, G.Canari.3.3 
 7. Santamaria, Cafes3.2 
 8. Vives, FIATC J.3.1 
 9. Bassas, Prat J.3.0 
 10. Diaz, La Palma2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Guillem VIVES
  FIATC J.
  (190-F/G-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vives, FIATC J.2.2 
 2. Arcelus, Aurtenec.2.1 
 3. Ros, Prat Juventud1.9 
 4. Forbes, Aurtenec.1.8 
 5. Santana, G.Canari.1.8 
 6. Balmon, Guadalaj.1.8 
 7. Diaz, Unicaja1.8 
 8. Cardenas, Oviedo1.7 
 9. Rueda, Castello1.7 
 10. Hanley, Valencia1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Victor ARTEAGA
  Guadalaj.
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Arteaga, Guadalaj.2.0 
 2. Marti, Prat J.1.8 
 3. Joseph, Palma1.7 
 4. Fall, Clinicas Rin.1.6 
 5. Aramburu, Cafes A.1.3 
 6. Niang, La Palma1.2 
 7. Diagne, Mad-Croc1.1 
 8. Pantin, Lan M.1.0 
 9. Hidalgo, Castello0.9 
 10. Malick, Clinicas.0.6 


LEB Gold Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Caceres, Palencia and Andorra complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Breogan - Caceres 72-75

Caceres overcame Breogan to seal their semifinal appearance. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Caceres Basket outrebounded Leche Rio Breogan 39-26 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Braydon Hobbs (195-89, college: Bellarmine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Roberto Morentin (206-81, college: Cent.Florida) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Caceres Basket's coach Carlos Frade used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dutch power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Anthony Winchester (193-83, college: W.Kentucky) added 24 points in the effort for Leche Rio Breogan.
Top scorers:
Caceres: B.Hobbs 16+6reb+6ast, R.Morentin 14+6reb+1ast, A.Pena 10+5reb+3ast, O.Ashaolu 9+6reb, A.Lopez 9+3reb+6ast, M.Lorenzo 6+5reb+1ast
Breogan: A.Winchester 24+3reb+1ast, R.Schaftenaar 17+12reb+1ast, S.Ogirri 11+6ast, M.Diouf 7+4reb, G.Leonavicius 6+2reb, C.Cobos 5+3ast
gschID: 240541


Palencia - Forca Lleida 82-71

Palencia rolled over Forca Lleida to secure the spot in the semis. The game without a history. Palencia Baloncesto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Palencia Baloncesto outrebounded Lleida Basquet 41-29 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and power forward Roger Fornas (202-82) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Palencia Baloncesto players scored in double figures. Palencia Baloncesto's coach Nacho Lezkano allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. point guard Daniel Rodriguez (182-84) responded with 18 points and power forward Pierre Oriola (206-92) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Palencia: U.Otegui 17+11reb, R.Fornas 16+7reb+2ast, A.Ott 14+1reb+2ast, J.Durley 11+4reb+2ast, J.Porzingis 10+4reb, X.Forcada 7+4reb+3ast
Forca Lleida: D.Rodriguez 18+3reb+3ast, P.Oriola 12+10reb, J.Johnson 10, J.Simeon 10+4reb+1ast, S.Pino 8+5reb+3ast, D.Bandoumel 8+2reb
gschID: 240540


Andorra - Coruna 109-94

Andorra outgunned Coruna for the ticket into the next stage. The game was mostly controlled by River Andorra. Leyma Basquet was better in fourth quarter 31-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Leyma Basquet 39-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. Leyma Basquet was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Russian power forward Dmitry Flis (203-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and point guard Daniel Perez (188-90) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Guard Marcos Suka-Umu (193-85, agency: Interperformances) responded with 22 points and 5 assists and forward Asier Zengotitabengoa (200-88) scored 19 points and 6 assists. Five River Andorra and four Leyma Basquet players scored in double figures. Leyma Basquet's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Andorra: D.Perez 19+4reb+4ast, J.Safford 17+3reb, D.Flis 16+10reb+1ast, D.Wright 15+5reb, T.Hampl 15+3reb, M.Blanch 11+8reb+2ast
Coruna: M.Suka-Umu 22+3reb+5ast, A.Zengotitabengoa 19+2reb+6ast, J.Kale 17+7reb+2ast, E.Hernandez-Sonseca 16+6reb+2ast, R.Lazaro 5, P.Almazan 5+2reb
gschID: 240539



CAI Zaragoza inks Vladimir Golubovic - by Eurobasket News

CAI Zaragoza (ACB) signed 27-year old Montenegrin ex-international center Vladimir Golubovic (213-101kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Golubovic just played at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkish TBL league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 12.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. The last season Golubovic played at Caja Laboral. In 10 games he recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Golubovic also played 3 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 2.3ppg and 4.3rpg. The other team he played that season for was Azovmash (Superleague) in Ukraine. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Golubovic was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 8 Superleague games he recorded 7.9ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 1 game in Eurocup where he had only 2 points and 8 rebounds. Golubovic also played 5 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.0bpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Banvit (TBL) in Turkey. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Golubovic was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 39 TBL games he recorded 10.2ppg and 5.1rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Golubovic also played 2 games in Euroleague where he recorded 10.0ppg and 7.0rpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
In 2009-10 season Golubovic was tested by Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league. In 10 Euroleague games he recorded 6.8ppg and 4.2rpg. He also played 21 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 8.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Golubovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Import Player of the Year back in 2009. He also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg, 1.3rpg.
Golubovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



LEB Silver Round 3 of Finals. Clinicas Rincon with second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Palma - Clinicas Rincon 70-74

Clinicas Rincon claimed the second straight win over Palma and stepped closer to the LEB Silver title. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-11. But Palma won second period 21-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 28 personal fouls committed by Palma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was point guard Alberto Diaz (190-94) who scored 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Bosnian-Serbian forward Dejan Todorovic (-94) chipped in 15 points. Four Clinicas Rincon players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Haitian-American center Robert Joseph (204-78, college: Union, TN) who recorded 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks and American power forward Jason Blair (201-79, college: San Diego, agency: SDJ Sports) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Palma: R.Joseph 20+8reb+2ast, T.Canellas 15+3reb, S.Riera 11+1reb+1ast, J.Blair 8+8reb+3ast, I.Matemalas 7+3reb+1ast, C.San Emeterio 4+1reb
Clinicas Rincon: A.Diaz 17+4reb+3ast, J.Pozas 15+1reb, D.Todorovic 15+3reb+1ast, D.Sabonis 10+7reb+1ast, M.Fall 6+7reb+1ast, L.Conde 6+1reb
gschID: 240332



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ASEAN League: Slammers surrender in Philippines - by Eurobasket News

Petron Blaze - Thailand Slammers 78:61

The Thailand Slammers had to surrender against the Petron Blaze on the road tonight. The Beermen went on to win the 14th straight game in the season. The Slammers slipped at 7-13 record in the ladder.
The Slammers got to a perfect start on the road. They went on a 19:15 run in the first frame. But the Blaze turned things around in the second frame. The hosts held the Slammers to 9 points in the second term and raced to a 31:28 halftime lead. The Blaze stretched the gap in the third term. They went on 23:17 run to establish a 9-point lead at the final intermission. The Beermen ignited a 24:16 rally in the fourth period and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Brian Williams (208-C-87, college: Tennessee) finished with 16 points for the Blaze. Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) added 12 points, while RJ Rizada (188-F-82) had 11 points for the winners. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81, college: Villanova) responded with game-high 28 points for the Slammers. Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) and Kannut Samerjai chipped in 6 points each in the loss.

Petron Blaze: Brian Williams 16, Pauliasi Taulava 12, RJ Rizada 11
Thailand Slammers: Christien Charles 28, Froilan Baguion 6, Kannut Samerjai 6



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  TURKEY   

Standings - TBL

TBL Standings
 1. Galatasaray 27-3 
 2. Anadolu Efes 24-4 
 3. Banvit BK 24-5 
 4. Fener.Ulker 24-6 
 5. Karsiyaka 20-7 
 6. Besiktas 19-11 
 7. TED Kolejliler 18-13 
 8. Tofas 12-16 
 9. Gaziantep 12-18 
 10. Erdemir 11-18 
 11. Aliaga 9-21 
 12. Olin Edirne 8-21 
 13. Mersin 8-22 
 14. Turk Telekom 8-22 
 15. Hacettepe 6-24 
 16. Antalya 6-25 

Regular Season: Round 30

May. 1: Mersin - Anadolu Efes 98-107
May. 4: Anadolu Efes - Gaziantep 95-57
May. 7: Anadolu Efes - Besiktas 90-74
May. 5: Galatasaray - Turk Telekom 89-73
May. 4: Mersin - Besiktas 84-102
May. 4: TED Kolejliler - Karsiyaka 81-64
May. 7: Antalya - TED Kolejliler 73-103
May. 4: Antalya - Hacettepe 70-88
May. 5: Aliaga - Banvit BK 70-87
May. 4: Erdemir - Tofas 70-79
May. 4: Olin Edirne - Fener.Ulker 67-83
May. 10: Karsiyaka - Anadolu Efes
May. 13: Anadolu Efes - Tofas
May. 13: Olin Edirne - Karsiyaka
May. 16: Karsiyaka - Erdemir
May. 8: Tofas - Banvit BK


Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.4 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.7 
 3. Penney, TED K.18.1 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.7 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Theodore, Antalya15.8 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.7 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.6 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.5 
 2. Yucel, TED K.11.1 
 3. Francis, Aliaga9.9 
 4. Elonu, Tofas7.8 
 5. Stimac, Banvit BK7.5 
 6. Prince, Mersin7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.7.1 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.7 
 9. Heytvelt, Tofas6.3 
 10. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.1 
 2. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 3. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 4. Theodore, Antalya4.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.6 
 6. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.4 
 7. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.4 
 8. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu4.3 
 10. Burtt, Avtodor4.2 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Mersin
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Prince, Mersin1.9 
 2. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 3. Theodore, Antalya1.7 
 4. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 5. Markoishvili, Gala.1.5 
 6. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu1.4 
 8. Ermis, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 9. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 10. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.7 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 4. Elonu, Tofas1.1 
 5. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 7. Plisnic, TED K.0.9 
 8. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 
 9. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 
 10. Prince, Mersin0.8 


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.24.1 
 2. Kambala, Pi Koleji22.4 
 3. Reese, Baskent21.3 
 4. Carter, Usak20.8 
 5. Knox, Vestel17.7 
 6. Hall, Darussafaka17.6 
 7. Nelson, Akhisar Bld17.5 
 8. Sykes, Bandirma.17.4 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir17.3 
 10. Brown, Humacao16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 KZell WESSON
  Baskent .
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Wesson, Baskent13.6 
 2. Kambala, Pi Koleji12.2 
 3. Bristol, Polzela12.2 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.5 
 5. Moses, Final Gencl.10.1 
 6. Miller, Istanbul.9.7 
 7. Pasco, Balikesir9.7 
 8. Sykes, Bandirma.9.3 
 9. Knox, Vestel8.9 
 10. Ofoegbu, Yesilgir.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.6.7 
 2. Dobie, Trabzonspor5.8 
 3. Grier, Pi Koleji5.2 
 4. El-Amin, Trabzons.4.9 
 5. Hall, Darussafaka4.8 
 6. Porrini, Gelisim4.6 
 7. Sahillioglu, Pi Ko.4.5 
 8. Williams, Maliye M.4.2 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir3.9 
 10. Turna, Bandirma.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Vincent GRIER
  Pi Koleji
  (195-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grier, Pi Koleji2.6 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.5 
 3. Reed, Pertevniyal2.0 
 4. Brown, Humacao2.0 
 5. Waller, San Lazaro1.9 
 6. Carter, Usak1.9 
 7. Lowery, Balikesir1.8 
 8. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.7 
 9. Turna, Bandirma.1.6 
 10. Gordon, Yesilgire.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric BUCKNER
  Usak
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Buckner, Usak2.2 
 2. Sykes, Bandirma.1.6 
 3. Bristol, Polzela1.6 
 4. Wesson, Baskent1.3 
 5. Knox, Vestel1.3 
 6. Johnson, Istanbul.1.2 
 7. Brown, Pertevniyal0.9 
 8. Carter, Final Genc.0.9 
 9. Carter, Usak0.9 
 10. Morrow, Akhisar0.9 


TB2L Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka - Yesilgiresun 81-62

The game was mostly controlled by Darussafaka. Yesilgiresun was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Darussafaka especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) notched 29 points to lead the effort and swingman Cihan Amasyali (191-83) supported him with 10 points and 5 assists. Even 20 points by American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) did not help to save the game for Yesilgiresun. His fellow American import center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) added 9 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 20+3ast, A.Ozdemir 9+6reb, J.Ofoegbu 9+6reb+1ast, B.Haluk Cinar 8+1reb+2ast, I.Cevik 5+2reb+2ast, M.Sevda 3
Darussafaka: M.Hall 29+2reb+2ast, L.Dendy 11+3reb, C.Amasyali 10+3reb+5ast, U.Kacaniku 8+6reb+4ast, M.Turen 7+3reb+1ast, G.Sunter 6+2ast
gschID: 240182


Maliye Milli - Akhisar Bld 74-76

The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-74. 26 personal fouls committed by Maliye Milli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Levent Demirci (190-76) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Derek Williams (185-85, college: SMU, agency: IBS) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Maliye Milli's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Maliye Milli: H.Yapar 16+9reb, O.Kaya 14+3reb, D.Williams 9+5reb+5ast, G.Karabiyik 8+2reb, M.Okay 7, Z.Graham 7+1reb+1ast
Akhisar Bld: L.Demirci 20+3reb+1ast, T.Nelson 18+14reb+4ast, M.Eken 13+1reb+2ast, D.Morrow 8+9reb+4ast, C.Terzioglu 7+4reb, S.Yavuz 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 240181


Balikesir - Usak 59-79

The game without a history. Usak led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Usak had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Balikesir helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Pervis Pasco (206-81, college: Kansas St.) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) added 10 points in the effort for Balikesir. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Balikesir: R.Lowery 10+3reb+1ast, P.Pasco 9+10reb, M.Ozdogan 8+3reb, O.Okkali 7+4reb+2ast, H.Cantopcu 7+1reb, S.Hot 5+2reb+1ast
Usak: J.Carter 21+12reb, E.Buckner 19+9reb, S.Akyol 11+1reb+4ast, G.Karamahmut 9+1reb+1ast, O.Surucu 8+7reb, E.Balto 5+3reb
gschID: 240180


Trabzonspor - Selcuk Univ. 87-71

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-71. Trabzonspor made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who scored 24 points and 6 assists. The other American import forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) produced 18 points and 4 steals and forward Burak Selen (202-88) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Selcuk Univ.: B.Clark 18+4reb+2ast, B.Selen 15+4reb+2ast, O.Orcun Gollu 14+2reb+2ast, I.Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari 7+6reb+1ast, F.Kaan Uner 7+2reb, B.King 5+3reb+8ast
Trabzonspor: K.El-Amin 24+3reb+6ast, K.Pinkney 18+6reb+1ast, A.Onder Kulcebas 9+8reb+1ast, U.Ozyildirim 9+1reb, S.Topcu 9+1reb+1ast, Y.Akcay 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 240179



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Nick Springer plans transfer from Crescenta Valley to Maranatha - by David Edole

By Andrew Shortall
After falling just shy of a Pacific League championship the past three years, one could argue the Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team would be the early favorite heading into the 2014 season.

The league found itself in a wave of change this offseason, as Pasadena the nine-time reining champion had its coach of 18 years, Tim Tucker, step down and accept an open position at Maranatha in March.

Even without the All-Area Player of the Year in Cole Currie, it appeared the Falcons were in the strongest position to not only take league but make another run in the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs with a trio of key returners.

It turns out CV will also be hit with some unexpected change after learning the centerpiece of those returners, guard Nick Springer, plans to transfer to Maranatha High for his senior season.

"We were surprised, but at this point we've mentally moved on and are preparing to be without him," said Zargarian, who learned Springer intended to transfer about a month ago. "We are preparing other guys to fill in his spot and they're excited to have the opportunity.

"Like we do every single year, we'll find a way."

Springer, who had been at CV since his sophomore year when he transferred in after moving from where he grew up in Saint Croix in the Virgin Islands, said he made the decision to transfer because his mom wanted him to attend a Christian school.

"Really, basketball had nothing to do it, my experience at CV was a good one," Springer said. "I am a Christian and a strong believer that everything happens for a reason."

While it came as news to Tucker, he was excited by the thought.

"Any player of his caliber is a welcome addition to Maranatha, but I don't know anything," said Tucker, who added he's heard rumors about a number of players, "but you don't know anything until they're there the first day of school."

Springer earned all-league, All Pacific League first-team honors as a junior when he averaged 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds a game in league. Crescenta Valley went on to take second in league, impressively advanced to the Division I-A semifinals in consecutive campaigns and finish with a 23-9, 11-3 in league record.

Springer figured to be the team's top offensive threat with Berj Krikorian running the point, Eric Patten providing some offense down low and Kevin Dinges, a transfer from Renaissance Academy, ready to make an impact.

"Nick has been with us for a couple of years and we were looking forward to him finishing out his senior year," Zargarian said, "but this is high school basketball nowadays and things like this happen for whatever reason. You've got to move on and figure out a new path."

Last year, Springer had some of his best games against Tucker. He posted a double-double (22 points and 10 rebounds) and carried his team in the first half of a 57-54 victory over Pasadena on Jan. 16 and scored 23 points in a 75-68 loss to Pasadena on Feb. 5.

"Obviously, he can shoot it," Tucker said of Springer. "He's one of the players known for shooting the three-pointer and he's got upside. I think his upside is great. Any player of his caliber is a welcome addition to Maranatha."

While it will be an adjustment playing with Tucker, Springer believes they'll make a good team.

"I know Mr. Tucker is Christian, too. I know we'll get along good," Springer said. "It is starting from a blank slate, though."

Springer's transfer would mark the second year in a row a rather high-profile former opponent of Tucker has transferred to play on his team, with former Burbank High standout Andre Spight transferring to Pasadena for his senior season last year.

"Some people think you have something to do with it and an undue influence," Tucker said, "but I've been blessed to have guys that want to come play, and if you talk to those kids' parents they'll say honestly there's no undue influence or anything. It does feel great when guys say, 'Hey, I want to go play for a coach that maybe can help and impact my game or help me get to the next level.'"

Spight went on to pick up co-Pacific League Player of the Year honors with Currie, a league title and average 18.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals a game under Tucker. He also committed to play for the University of Texas at El Paso.

Springer also hopes to commit to play for a NCAA Division I program, which is what he dreamed of when he moved to California.

"Basketball is why I came out here," Springer said, "hopefully to get a Division I scholarship.

"God is good. He laid the path for me and I'm going to have to walk it."




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  VENEZUELA   

Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 34-10 
 2. Cocodrilos 28-15 
 3. Gigantes 23-22 
 4. Bucaneros 22-21 
 5. Gaiteros 22-21 
 6. Trotamundos 21-23 
 7. Guaros 20-25 
 8. Guaiqueries 17-26 
 9. Panteras 16-28 
 10. Toros 16-28 

Regular Season: Round 41

May. 6: Toros - Gaiteros 89-92
May. 6: Guaros - Cocodrilos 83-88
May. 7: Gigantes - Bucaneros 82-86
May. 7: Guaros - Cocodrilos 81-93
May. 7: Guaiqueries - Marinos 79-94
May. 8: Gigantes - Bucaneros
May. 8: Panteras - Gaiteros


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Edward SANTANA
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Santana, Gaiteros25.7 
 2. Walker, Gigantes25.0 
 3. Pena, Toros23.3 
 4. Miller, Gaiteros22.3 
 5. Fortson, Trotamun.22.3 
 6. Martinez, Guaros21.4 
 7. Silva, Gaiteros20.3 
 8. Lugo, Guaiqueries20.3 
 9. Suero, Guaros20.0 
 10. Forehan-K., Cocod.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Martinez, Guaros14.4 
 2. Lugo, Guaiqueries11.0 
 3. Santana, Gaiteros11.0 
 4. Colmenares, Cocod.11.0 
 5. Massie, Panteras9.3 
 6. Aguilera, Trotamun.8.8 
 7. Bethelmy, Cocodril.8.5 
 8. Johnson, Toros8.0 
 9. Riley, Bucaneros7.7 
 10. Bayona, Bucaneros6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Marinos
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Vargas, Marinos5.8 
 2. Pena, Toros4.7 
 3. Russell, Cocodrilos4.3 
 4. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.3 
 5. Suero, Guaros4.0 
 6. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.0 
 7. Vargas, Marinos3.8 
 8. Fortson, Trotamun.3.8 
 9. Elliott, Cocodrilos3.8 
 10. Cubillan, Trotamu.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Bucaneros
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Riley, Bucaneros4.7 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.3.8 
 3. James, Toros3.7 
 4. Miller, Gaiteros3.3 
 5. Horton, Gigantes3.0 
 6. Baez, Gigantes3.0 
 7. Johnson, Toros3.0 
 8. Ramirez, Gigantes2.8 
 9. Pena, Toros2.3 
 10. Bethelmy, Cocodri.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Richard LUGO
  Guaiqueries
  (209-C-73)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lugo, Guaiqueries2.7 
 2. Johnson, Toros1.8 
 3. Feeley, Gigantes1.5 
 4. Martinez, Guaros1.0 
 5. Torres, Marinos0.8 
 6. Bravo, Gigantes0.8 
 7. Riley, Bucaneros0.7 
 8. Bayona, Bucaneros0.7 
 9. Bailey, Panteras0.7 
 10. Clancy, Marinos0.5 



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  VIETNAM   


ASEAN League: Warriors too good for Heat - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia Warriors - Saigon Heat 82:68

The Indonesia Warriors consolidated their second position in the ASEAN League ladder. They knocked down the Saigon Heat at home court tonight to improve at 14-6 record. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. The Heat fell at 3-16 record at the bottom of the standings.
The Warriors started the game aggressively on offensive end. They exploded with 27 points in the first term to take a 6-point lead. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. They piled up a 47:37 halftime lead. The Warriors kept overwhelming their opponents after the big break. The home side accounted for a 64:49 lead entering the fourth frame. The Heat outscored the home side in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss at the end. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) produced 13 points, while John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) added 12 points for the winners. Jai Reyes (173-G) answered with 22 points for the Heat. David Palmer (206-F/C-86, college: N.Kentucky) netted 18 points in the loss.

Indonesia Warriors: Chris Daniels 17, Stanley Pringle 13, John Smith 12
Saigon Heat: Jai Reyes 22, David Palmer 18




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Women News


Hurst comes back to Canberra Capitals - by Eurobasket News

Canberra TransAct Capitals (WNBL) added to their roster 30-year old Australian ex-international point guard Natalie Hurst (164-83). It is actually her comeback to Canberra Capitals as she played here before. Hurst started the season at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games she recorded 14.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg this season. She helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Hurst also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 4.6apg. She won Australian ABA League QBL championship title in 2011.
Hurst was also a member of Australian international program for some years. She played for Australian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2011 and previously for University National Team in 2007. Hurst also represented Australia at the Oceania Championships four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 18.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Hurst has played previously professionally in France (Aix-en-Provence) and Australia (Gladstone Port City Power).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Australia with loss and win in Pingxiang - by Eurobasket News

Australian U19 National Team continued their tour of China. They opened the second stage of the Four Nations Tournament with victory. The Gems handed the first defeat to previously unbeaten NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars 59:49. The North Americas side managed to ensure a one-point halftime lead. But the Gems went on a 22:13 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. They held on to the lead to secure the winning outcome at the end. Carley Mijovic (197-C-94) delivered 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Gems. Darcy Garbin (185-F-94) added 7 points and 12 rebounds for Australia. Jamie Russell (173-G-90) and Jacqui Kalin (173-G-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) responded with 12 points each for the USA.
Australia however could not maintain the winning pace. They surrendered against hosting China 51:64 on the next day. Li Wei nailed 12 points to lead the hosts. Carley Mijovic finished with 12 points for the Gems. Casey Samuels (180-G-94) added 10 points in the losing effort. Australia will now face Brazil.



Hurst comes back to Canberra Capitals - by Eurobasket News

Canberra TransAct Capitals (WNBL) added to their roster 30-year old Australian ex-international point guard Natalie Hurst (164-83). It is actually her comeback to Canberra Capitals as she played here before. Hurst started the season at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games she recorded 14.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg this season. She helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Hurst also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 4.6apg. She won Australian ABA League QBL championship title in 2011.
Hurst was also a member of Australian international program for some years. She played for Australian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2011 and previously for University National Team in 2007. Hurst also represented Australia at the Oceania Championships four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 18.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Hurst has played previously professionally in France (Aix-en-Provence) and Australia (Gladstone Port City Power).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BELGIUM   


Tulikivi Deerlijk tabs Nele Poffyn - by Eurobasket News

Tulikivi Deerlijk (Division I) inked 22-year old swingman Nele Poffyn (173-91). She played recently at Jeugd Gentson (Division I). Poffyn represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Ohrid (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 9.6ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Poffyn has played previously for two other Belgium teams: Basket Groot and Young Cats.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Tulikivi Deerlijk tabs Nele Poffyn - by Eurobasket News

Tulikivi Deerlijk (Division I) inked 22-year old swingman Nele Poffyn (173-91). She played recently at Jeugd Gentson (Division I). Poffyn represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Ohrid (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 9.6ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Poffyn has played previously for two other Belgium teams: Basket Groot and Young Cats.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BULGARIA   


Eurobasket Awards for Bulgarian Women Championship Season 2012/13 - by Valentin Anguelov

Eurobasket.com Player of the Year: Kristina Santiago (185-F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Cal Poly - SLO) (Dunav 8806)
Eurobasket.com Point Guard of the Year: Amra Mehmedic (Haskovo 2012)
Eurobasket.com Shooting Guard of the Year: Charel Allen (Levski)
Eurobasket.com Small Forward of the Year: Amanda Johnson (Dunav 8806)
Eurobasket.com Power Forward of the Year: Kristina Santiago (Dunav 8806)
Eurobasket.com Center of the Year: Anita Teylane (Haskovo 2012)
Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year: Georgi Bojkov (Dunav 8806)

Eurobasket.com 1st Team:
Amra Mehmedic (Haskovo 2012)
Charel Allen (Levski)
Amanda Johnson (Dunav 8806)
Kristina Santiago (Dunav 8806)
Anita Teylane (Haskovo 2012)

Eurobasket.com 2nd Team:
Olga Dubrovina (Neftochimic 2010)
Daniela Peteva (Levski)
Radostina Slavova (Montana 2003)
Milena Tomova (Montana 2003)
Ashley Gayle (Neftochimic 2010)

Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian 1st Team:
Zornitsa Kostova (Dunav 8806)
Daniela Peteva (Levski)
Radostina Dimitrova (Dunav 8806)
Radostina Slavova (Montana 2003)
Milena Tomova (Montana 2003)

Eurobasket.com 6-th Man Award:
Tsvetomira Sharenkapova (Dunav 8806)




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  CHINA   


Shanxi re-sign Lucas Mondelo - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Xing Riu Flame extended their cooperation with Mondelo Lucas . The Spanish head coach is returning for the second straight season with the team. Mondelo Lucas had a perfect season with Shanxi. The Spaniard led the team to the WCBA title. He was named All-Chinese WCBA Coach of the Year. Previously Mondelo Lucas worked with Perfumerias Avenida and Olesa Espanyol. He was trumped All-EuroLeague Coach of the Year in 2011. Mondelo Lucas got All-Spanish LFB Coach of the Year award in the same season. He worked also with U19 Spanish National Team. Mondelo Lucas was named the Spanish National Team head coach in 2012.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Anna De Forge confirmed her presence to the Montenegrins - by Eurobasket News

Anna De Forge (178-SG-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Nebraska) confirmed her presence to the Montenegrins at EuroBakset 2013 in France. The player will help the team in the top event of the year.
Last year Anna De Forge became a new member of USK Praha. De Forge played for the club as a Bosman due to her Montenegrin citizenship. In 2012-2013 for ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech Rep.-ZBL, starting five) she averaged 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 76.5%, while in Euroleague her stats read 3.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.1spg.
Anna De Forge spent the earlier season with Turkish team Pankup Ted Kayseri Kolejspor. She had 8.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 1.6 apg in 14 EuroCup games, while Kayseri reached the Finals. In TKBL, De Forge added 10.9 ppg and 4.1 rpg. Before Kayseri, Anna De Forge spent two years with Hondarribia-Irun. She also has experience from Besiktas, Wisla Can-Pak Krakow and WNBA. In 2006, De Forge was named Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Player of The Year -06. She won two Polish league titles with Wisla Can-Pack. Anna De Forge played for the Montenegrin National Team last summer in Poland. She had 13.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.6 apg for 8 games.



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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Krosig Skopje tied Prva Liga Finals - by Eurobasket News

Krosig Skopje - Vigor Skopje 50-45 (1-1)

Krosig Skopje tied Prva Liga Finals at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 28-20 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Krosig Skopje dominated on the defensive end, holding Vigor Skopje to just 6 points in third quarter. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Kristina Semeredi (185-77) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Elena Radenkovic (186-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Slavica Dimovska (175-85) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and the former international point guard Aleksandra Stojanovska (170-78) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Krosig Skopje: K.Semeredi 24+6reb, E.Radenkovic 14+8reb+2ast, A.Zivkovic 9+7reb+3ast, Z.Ackovska 2+1reb, S.Aleksandrovska 1+1reb, A.Agic 0
Vigor Skopje: S.Dimovska 14+7reb+3ast, S.Radenkovic 10+2reb, A.Stojanovska 8+8reb+3ast, J.Jolovic 4+2reb, V.Domlevska 3+5reb+1ast, A.Leskaroska 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 240335



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Emma CANNON
  Wasserburg
  (188-F-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Cannon, Wasserburg20.1 
 2. Whitcomb, Wolfenbu.18.9 
 3. Tatham, Halle18.4 
 4. Wright, Herner17.1 
 5. Korpivaara, Heli G.16.7 
 6. House, BG 89 Avid.16.3 
 7. Byrd, Osnabruck16.3 
 8. Nainima, Oberh.16.1 
 9. Beliveau, Rhein MB16.1 
 10. Karel, Rhein MB16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emma CANNON
  Wasserburg
  (188-F-89)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Cannon, Wasserburg14.7 
 2. Tatham, Halle10.9 
 3. Jordan, Oberhausen9.2 
 4. Benzio, Bamberg9.0 
 5. Pace, Osnabruck9.0 
 6. Beliveau, Rhein MB8.7 
 7. Wright, Herner8.6 
 8. White, Marburg8.4 
 9. Greene, Freiburg8.4 
 10. Covington, Rhein8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Heli Girls
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Rego, Heli Girls7.1 
 2. Nainima, Oberh.4.3 
 3. Schindler, Freiburg4.1 
 4. Mankertz, BG 89 A.3.9 
 5. House, BG 89 Avid.3.4 
 6. Davidson, Marburg3.3 
 7. Barnert, Wasse.3.1 
 8. Richter, Heli Girls3.0 
 9. Brunckhorst, Wasse.3.0 
 10. Skuballa, Marburg2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Samantha WHITCOMB
  Wolfenbu.
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Whitcomb, Wolfenbu.2.6 
 2. Rego, Heli Girls2.4 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg2.4 
 4. Nainima, Oberh.2.3 
 5. Richter, Heli Girls2.3 
 6. Beliveau, Rhein MB2.2 
 7. Karel, Rhein MB2.2 
 8. Pace, Osnabruck2.1 
 9. Tatham, Halle2.1 
 10. Miller, Bamberg2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chanita JORDAN
  Oberhausen
  (196-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jordan, Oberhausen2.0 
 2. Tracey, Freiburg1.3 
 3. Hoehne, Osnabruck1.2 
 4. Covington, Rhein M.1.1 
 5. Fikiel, Wasserburg0.9 
 6. Dalembert, Wasse.0.8 
 7. Benzio, Bamberg0.8 
 8. Greene, Freiburg0.7 
 9. Cannon, Wasserburg0.7 
 10. Pieczynski, Rhein0.6 


Wasserburg takes 2-1 Final lead - by Eurobasket News

Wasserburg - Rhein MB 88-75 (2-1)

Wasserburg takes 2-1 Final lead. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-75. TSV 1880 Wasserburg forced 20 Rhein Main Baskets turnovers and outrebounded them 41-24 including 23 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Emma Cannon (188-89, college: Cent.Florida) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 20 rebounds. The former international swingman Anne Breitreiner (183-84, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 25 points for the winners. Four TSV 1880 Wasserburg players scored in double figures. American guard Alyssa Karel (170-89, college: Wisconsin) answered with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals and the other American import forward Denise Beliveau (180-89, college: New Hampshire) added 16 points in the effort for Rhein Main Baskets.
Top scorers:
Wasserburg: A.Breitreiner 25+2reb+2ast, E.Cannon 20+20reb+2ast, K.Fikiel 16+4reb+1ast, S.Barnert 11+1reb+3ast, R.Thoresen 7+8reb+1ast, S.Brunckhorst 4+2reb+3ast
Rhein MB: A.Karel 19+6reb+6ast, D.Beliveau 16+3reb+1ast, S.Greunke 11+6reb+2ast, N.Ripper 9+2reb+1ast, S.Wagner 9+2reb+2ast, N.Dietrich 7+4ast
gschID: 240526



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Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Awards 2013 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team 2013
Katie Bussey
Bussey
Karin Kuijt
Kuijt
Anouk Biesters
Biesters
Leonie Kooij
Kooij
Maxime Essenstam
Essenstam

Player of the Year: Katie Bussey (175-G-90) of ProBuild Lions
Guard of the Year: Katie Bussey (175-G-90) of ProBuild Lions
Forward of the Year: Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) of Lekdetec.nl
Center of the Year: Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) of CTO
Import Player of the Year: Katie Bussey (175-G-90) of ProBuild Lions
Domestic Player of the Year: Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) of Lekdetec.nl
Defensive Player of the Year: Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) of Binnenland
Coach of the Year: Miljenko Lakner of ProBuild Lions

1st Team
G: Katie Bussey (175-G-90) of ProBuild Lions
G: Karin Kuijt (175-G-90) of Lekdetec.nl
G/F: Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) of Lekdetec.nl
F: Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) of Binnenland
C: Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) of CTO

2nd Team
G: Molly McDowell (178-G-81) of ProBuild Lions
G: Maaike Klein (177-G-90) of Den Helder
F: Anete Horelika (177-F-87) of ProBuild Lions
F: Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) of CTO
C: Emese Hof (190-C-96) of CTO

Honorable Mention
Marianne Van der Hoek (180-F-90) of Den Helder
Zera Butter (179-G-92) of Binnenland
Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90) of Grasshoppers
Isabella Slim (181-SF-95) of CTO
Addie Micir (182-G-88) of Binnenland
Rachel Roubehie-Fissa (175-G-89) of Binnenland

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Maaike Klein (177-G-90) of Den Helder
G: Karin Kuijt (175-G-90) of Lekdetec.nl
G/F: Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) of Lekdetec.nl
F: Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) of Binnenland
C: Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) of CTO

All-Defensive Team
G: Zera Butter (179-G-92) of Binnenland
G: Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90) of Grasshoppers
F: Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) of Binnenland
G/F: Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) of Lekdetec.nl
F: Marianne Van der Hoek (180-F-90) of Den Helder



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Anna De Forge confirmed her presence to the Montenegrins - by Eurobasket News

Anna De Forge (178-SG-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Nebraska) confirmed her presence to the Montenegrins at EuroBakset 2013 in France. The player will help the team in the top event of the year.
Last year Anna De Forge became a new member of USK Praha. De Forge played for the club as a Bosman due to her Montenegrin citizenship. In 2012-2013 for ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech Rep.-ZBL, starting five) she averaged 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 76.5%, while in Euroleague her stats read 3.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.1spg.
Anna De Forge spent the earlier season with Turkish team Pankup Ted Kayseri Kolejspor. She had 8.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 1.6 apg in 14 EuroCup games, while Kayseri reached the Finals. In TKBL, De Forge added 10.9 ppg and 4.1 rpg. Before Kayseri, Anna De Forge spent two years with Hondarribia-Irun. She also has experience from Besiktas, Wisla Can-Pak Krakow and WNBA. In 2006, De Forge was named Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Player of The Year -06. She won two Polish league titles with Wisla Can-Pack. Anna De Forge played for the Montenegrin National Team last summer in Poland. She had 13.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.6 apg for 8 games.



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NetScouts selection split two games in Pingxiang - by Eurobasket News

USA NetScouts selection travelled to Pingxiang for the second stage of the Four Nations Tournament in China.
The US selection suffered the first defeat of the tournament in the first game. They surrendered against Australia U19 49:59. The North Americas side managed to ensure a one-point halftime lead. But the Gems went on a 22:13 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. They held on to the lead to secure the winning outcome at the end. Carley Mijovic (6'6''-C-94) delivered 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Gems. Darcy Garbin (6'1''-F-94) added 7 points and 12 rebounds for Australia. Jamie Russell (5'8''-G-90) and Jacqui Kalin (5'8''-G-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) responded with 12 points each for the USA.
Next day the NetScouts selection took on Brazil. They rebounded well after the starting loss to march to an 85:47 victory. The US team grabbed a 19:10 lead after ten minutes. The gap grew at 13-point mark at the big break. The USA never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory at the end. Lauren Oosdyke (5'11''-F) provided 14 points to lead the winners. Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) and Samantha Heck (6'2''-F/C) contributed 12 points each in the win. Maria de Oliveira answered with 10 points for Brazil. Carolina Ribeiro chipped in 7 points in the loss.



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  NIGERIA   


Zenith Bank WBL: First Deepwater battle Sunshine Angels - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Treble champion of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) organized Zenith Bank Women Basketball League and group-A leader First Deepwater basketball club will Thursday confront her group arch rival Sunshine Angels basketball club of Akure in the ongoing second phase of the league in Asaba.

The Day-5 top of the bill pairing will see both sides that are yet to drop a game after four group games going for the kill from the blast of the referees whistle at 16H30.

Pundit have predict a tough and exciting game giving the fact that the Oil and Gas ladies tutored by former Nigeria internationals Lateef Erinfolami and Shola Ogunade-Shomala have a slight edge over the Akure-based Angels who lost the first phase to the champion by 56-44 points earlier this year in Abuja is poised to sustain her winning tempo.

First Deepwater head coach Erinfolami hinted that nothing will stop in the way of his team from retaining the title they have won in three consecutive seasons.

The former Nigeria senior men national team forward told our correspondent on phone that the girls are double charge to go all the way to make themselves and team proud by retaining the trophy.

"We have to compensate our hardworking chairman (Babatunde Babalola) who has always supported the team quest for glory.

"I want to state categorically that we are on the right path to stardom and we will remain focus to doing ourselves proud and our parent company for all their support, Coach Erinfolami concluded.

Other games billed for the day after all the teams observed Wednesday as official rest day includes other group-A games Nigeria Customs taking on GT 2000 of Kaduna; FCT Queens will lock horn with AHIP Queens of Kano and Taraba Hurricanes of Jarlingo searches for her first win when it take on fellow debutant Coal City Queens of Enugu.

Three games will be decided in group-B with Plateau Rocks of Jos taking to the floor against IGP Queens of Lagos; home girls Delta Force will be up against Oluyole Babes of Ibadan with Benue Princess trying former champion First Bank of Lagos for size while Dolphin is drawn bye.

Day-1 May 4, Results
Game 1: First Bank 77- 39 Plateau Rocks
Game 2: Customs 70 - 38 Coal City
Game 3: Benue princess 52 - 77 Dolphins
Game4: FCT Angels 34 - 86 First Deepwater
Game5: GT-2000 44 - 54 Ahip Queens
Game6 : Sunshine Angels 88 - 36 Taraba Hurricanes
Game7: Delta Force 28 - 43 IGP Queens

Day-2 May 5 Results
Game 8: Ahip 28 - 67 Sunshine Angels
Game 9: First Bank 84 -36 Oluyole Babes
Game 10: Taraba Hurricanes 09 - 112 First Deepwater
Game11: IGP Queens 61 - 38 Benue Princess
Game12: GT-2000 43 - 31 Coal City
Game13: Dolphins 64 - 50 Delta Force
Game14: FCT Angels 33 - 56 Customs

Day-3 Results, May 6
Game 15: Dolphins 57 - 44 IGP Queens
Game 16: Ahip Queens 55 - 13 Taraba Hurricanes
Game 17: Delta Force 52 - 49 Plateau Rocks
Game18: First Deepwater 100 37 GT-2000
Game19: Benue Princess 61 - 52 Oluyole Babes
Game20: Coal City 38 - 91 FCT Angels
Game21: Sunshine Angels 55 - 40 Customs

Day-4 Results, May 7
Game 22: Taraba Hurricanes 33 - 102 FCT Angels
Game 23: Delta Force 67 - 45 Benue Princess
Game 24: Coal City 17 - 115 First Deepwater
Game25: Oluyole Babes 47 - 61 Plateau Rocks
Game26: AHIP Queens 45 - 56 Customs
Game27: First Bank 76 - 54 Dolphins
Game28: GT-2000 39 - 62 Sunshine Angels
Nkechi Akashili (G-90)



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Standings - Women - by Santiago Maciel

Metropolitan League Standings
1. Felix Perez 0-0
2. Libertad 0-0
3. Sol de Amer. 0-0
4. UAA 0-0
5. Vencedor

0-0



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Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brandie HOSKINS
  Brasov
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Hoskins, Brasov19.3 
 2. Givens, ICIM A.18.4 
 3. Lucas, Hondar.-Irun17.2 
 4. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe16.9 
 5. Brown, Timisoara16.0 
 6. Pesovic, Timisoara15.2 
 7. Tobin, Alba Iulia15.2 
 8. Hilliard, Targu Mu.15.0 
 9. Lyons, Alexandria14.9 
 10. Ferenczi, Cluj N.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mekia VALENTINE
  Sf.Gheor.
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.10.5 
 2. Hilliard, Targu Mu.10.2 
 3. Thompson, Alba Iul.9.9 
 4. Demirovic, Sp.Stu.9.7 
 5. Arlen, Alexandria9.6 
 6. Toma, Craiova9.2 
 7. Mitov, Craiova8.3 
 8. Givens, ICIM A.8.3 
 9. Thornton, Brasov8.3 
 10. Stjepanovic, Bras.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jence RHOADS
  Sf.Gheorghe
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rhoads, Sf.Gheorg.5.8 
 2. Parau, Satu Mare5.0 
 3. Cursaru, Brasov4.6 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.4.4 
 5. Nicolaescu, Rapid4.2 
 6. Prlja, Craiova4.2 
 7. Ajavon, Targoviste4.0 
 8. Arnold, Alexandria3.9 
 9. Jones, Cluj Napoca3.5 
 10. Bajic, Sp.Stude.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Timisoara
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Brown, Timisoara3.9 
 2. Robbins, Targoviste3.0 
 3. Lyons, Alexandria2.8 
 4. Sipos, Alexandria2.8 
 5. Chis, Oradea2.7 
 6. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe2.6 
 7. Pesovic, Timisoara2.4 
 8. Vlaicu, Oradea2.4 
 9. Thornton, Brasov2.4 
 10. Lucas, Hondar.-Ir.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Gabriela TOMA
  Craiova
  (192-C-74)
  Avg: 2
 1. Toma, Craiova2.0 
 2. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.1.5 
 3. Stoiedin, Timisoara1.4 
 4. Stjepanovic, Brasov1.2 
 5. Whittington, Satu1.1 
 6. Blanaru, Timisoara1.0 
 7. Hilliard, Targu Mu.1.0 
 8. Thompson, Alba Iul.0.9 
 9. Thornton, Brasov0.9 
 10. Tobin, Alba Iulia0.9 


Targoviste wins Game 4 of the Finals, force the decider - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
ICIM Arad - Targoviste 73-76 (2-2)

Targoviste wins Game 4 of the Finals, force the decider. ICIM Arad trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 20-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-76 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of LBRn point guard Matee Ajavon (170-86, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 4 assists. American forward Jillian Robbins (190-84, college: Tulsa, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Jennifer Risper (175-87, college: Vanderbilt) replied with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and her fellow American import forward Chrissy Givens (180-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for ICIM Arad. Four ICIM Arad players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
ICIM Arad: C.Wirth 19+5reb+2ast, C.Givens 18+8reb+3ast, J.Risper 16+7reb+6ast, C.Bartee 10+4reb, M.Boriga 6+3reb, A.Craciun 2
Targoviste: M.Ajavon 25+2reb+4ast, J.Robbins 21+7reb, G.Marginean 12+4reb+2ast, K.Tikhonenko 7+12reb+4ast, J.Davis 5+4reb, C.Pop 4+2reb
gschID: 240649



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Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 1st Team 2013
Helena Boada
Boada
Rebeka Abramovic
Abramovic
Ziva Zdolsek
Zdolsek
Eva Lisec
Lisec
Sanja Orozovic
Orozovic

Player of the Year: Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) of Athlete Celje
Guard of the Year: Helena Boada (174-G-87) of Domzale
Forward of the Year: Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) of Athlete Celje
Center of the Year: Eva Lisec (190-C-95) of Athlete Celje
Newcomer of the Year: Anamaria Prezelj (177-F-97) of Domzale
Most Improved Player of the Year: Eva Lisec (190-C-95) of Athlete Celje
Import Player of the Year: Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) of Athlete Celje
Domestic Player of the Year: Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of Athlete Celje
Defensive Player of the Year: Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of Athlete Celje
Coach of the Year: Damir Grgic of Athlete Celje

1st Team
G: Helena Boada (174-G-87) of Domzale
G: Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of Athlete Celje
G: Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) of Triglav
C: Eva Lisec (190-C-95) of Athlete Celje
F: Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) of Athlete Celje

2nd Team
G: Bojana Duric (174-G-91) of Triglav
G: Eva Rupnik (177-F-92) of Jezica
G: Alina Gjerkes (178-F-94) of Grosuplje
F/C: Marica Gajic (187-C-95) of Athlete Celje
F: Anja Klavzar (177-F-90) of Ilrija

Honorable Mention
Tina Jakovina (182-F-92) of Triglav
Barbara Skof (180-F-80) of Grosuplje

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Bojana Duric (174-G-91) of Triglav
G: Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of Athlete Celje
G: Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) of Triglav
F: Anja Klavzar (177-F-90) of Ilrija
F/C: Eva Lisec (190-C-95) of Athlete Celje

All-Defensive Team
G: Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of Athlete Celje
G: Anita Kastelic (172-G-94) of Grosuplje
F: Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) of Triglav
FC: Marica Gajic (187-C-95) of Athlete Celje
C: Eva Lisec (190-C-95) of Athlete Celje

All-Newcomers Team
G: Ela Micunovic (181-G-97) of Ilrija
G: Anamaria Prezelj (177-F-97) of Domzale
F: Jerca Cadez (176-G-89) of Odeja KED
F: Zala Lesek (187-F-97) of Grosuplje
F/C: Pia Prasnikar (178-PF-97) of Odeja KED



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Shanxi re-sign Lucas Mondelo - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Xing Riu Flame extended their cooperation with Mondelo Lucas . The Spanish head coach is returning for the second straight season with the team. Mondelo Lucas had a perfect season with Shanxi. The Spaniard led the team to the WCBA title. He was named All-Chinese WCBA Coach of the Year. Previously Mondelo Lucas worked with Perfumerias Avenida and Olesa Espanyol. He was trumped All-EuroLeague Coach of the Year in 2011. Mondelo Lucas got All-Spanish LFB Coach of the Year award in the same season. He worked also with U19 Spanish National Team. Mondelo Lucas was named the Spanish National Team head coach in 2012.


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Tajama Abraham Ngongba Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - by David Edole

FAIRFAX, Va. -- George Mason head coach Nyla Milleson announced that Tajama Ngongba has joined the women's basketball staff as an assistant coach. Ngongba arrives in Fairfax after spending the past five seasons as the head coach at Radford University.

Tajama brings a wealth of experience as a coach, student-athlete and professional athlete to Mason, stated Milleson. Her strong familiarity with the area will only help us in recruiting local kids to the program and her passion and energy for the game will help move this program forward.

While at Radford, Ngongba mentored five Big South All-Conference honorees, a Big South All-Tournament selection, an All-Rookie honoree and the 2008-09 Big South Defensive Player of the Year. In just her third season as head coach, Ngongba was tabbed the Big South Coach of the Year after guiding the Highlanders to a second-place tie to cap the regular season and a quarterfinal appearance in the Big South Tournament.

Prior to Radford, Ngongba served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, George Washington University, for four years. From 2002-04, Ngongba was an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth and spent the 2001-02 season in the same role at the University of Richmond.

Before arriving at Richmond, Ngongba was a member of the coaching staff that helped the U.S. Virgin Islands Womens Junior National Team to a gold medal in the 2001 Caricom Junior Basketball Championships in Nassau, Bahamas. Aside from her role as an assistant, she also served as the team captain for the U.S. Virgin Islands Womens Senior National Team.

A former standout player for GW womens basketball from 1994-97, Ngongba remains the programs most prolific scorer having tallied a school-record 2,134 points during her four-year career. Ngongba was named a Kodak First-Team All-American in 1997 as a senior and the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year.

A Kodak Honorable Mention All-American and Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-American in 1996, she received a unanimous first-team all-league selection in 1996 and 1997, earned second team all-conference honors in 1995 and was the Rookie of the Year in 1994. Ngongba was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team in 1997 and was the tournaments MVP in 1996 when GW claimed the A-10 crown.

After graduating from GW, Ngongba was drafted as the seventh pick in the fourth round of the inaugural WNBA draft by the Sacramento Monarchs. She spent the 1997 season with the Monarchs before joining the Detroit Shock for the 1998 campaign. During the 1998-99 season, Ngongba traveled to Nice, France to play for the Nice Cavigal before returning to GW as an administrative assistant in October 1999.

A native of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Ngongba became the sixth player to be inducted into the GW Athletics Hall of Fame on January 24, 2004.
A 1997 graduate from GW with a degree in Sociology, Ngongba completed her Masters work in Parks, Recreation and Sports Leadership in 2006 from VCU. She married former GW mens basketball player Patrick Ngongba in 2003 and the couple has a daughter, Naja, and son, Patrick II.



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  UBA   

WUBA Standings

WUBA Standings
 1. Georgia D. 9-3 
 2. GIE Matrix 6-3 
 3. Southern G. 6-6 
 4. Tennessee D. 4-5 
 5. Atlanta A. 4-5 
 6. Metro A. Sparks 1-8 

Regular Season: Round 18

May. 12: Southern G. - GIE Matrix
May. 12: Georgia D. - Tennessee D.



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  WNBA   

Standings

WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 0-0 
 2. Chicago S. 0-0 
 3. Connecticut S. 0-0 
 4. Indiana F. 0-0 
 5. New York L. 0-0 
 6. Washington M. 0-0 
Western
 1. L.Angeles S. 0-0 
 2. Minnesota L. 0-0 
 3. Phoenix M. 0-0 
 4. S.Antonio SS 0-0 
 5. Seattle S. 0-0 
 6. Tulsa S. 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

May. 24: S.Antonio SS - Indiana F.
May. 25: Connecticut S. - New York L.
May. 25: Atlanta D. - Tulsa S.


Sun release Anna Prins and Andrea Smith - by Eurobasket News

The Connecticut Sun have cut their training roster to 14 players. They have waived Anna Prins (6'7''-C-91) and Andrea Smith (5'8''-G-90).
Anna Prins was picked by the Sun in the second round of the WNBA Draft. The centre has just graduated from the Iowa State University. She tallied 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in her senior season with the Cyclons. Anna Prins made it into Big 12 All-Academic 1st Team in both 2012 and 2013.
Andrea Smith was the third round Draft pick. She is the University of Southern Florida graduate. The guard posted 16.3 points per game in her senior season with the Bulls. She earned Associated Press NCAA All-America Honourable Mention.