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  ARGENTINA   



Manu Ginobili scores 24 points in surprise start, Spurs beat Heat 114-104 to take series lead - by Eurobasket News

With the old Emanuel Ginobili (198-SG-77, agency: Interperformances) back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.

One more victory and their Big Three, not Miami's, will be the one that rules the NBA.

Emanuel Ginobili broke out of a slump in a big way with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, and the Spurs beat the Heat 114-104 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead.

Tony Parker scored 26 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Emanuel Ginobili had his highest-scoring game of the season as the Spurs became the first team to shoot 60 percent in a finals game in four years.

Danny Green smashed the NBA Finals record for 3-pointers with six more and scored 24 points. Kawhi Leonard finished with 16, but the stage was set when Emanuel Ginobili trotted out with Duncan, Parker and the rest of starters in what could have been the last finals home game for a trio that's meant so much to San Antonio.

The AT&T Center crowd roared when Emanuel Ginobili was the last Spurs player announced and chanted his name in the second half, a familiar sight and sound in San Antonio but not during what had been a miserable series for the former Sixth Man of the Year.

"He's obviously very popular. He's been here a long time. He's helped us have a lot of success over the years," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 points for the Heat, who host Game 6 on Tuesday. They need a victory to force the first Game 7 in the finals since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010.

Miami's Big Three formed a few weeks after that game, with predictions of multiple titles to follow. Now they're a loss away from going just 1 for 3 in finals to start their partnership, while the Spurs could run their perfect record to 5 for 5.

Duncan won his first title in 1999, and Parker and Emanuel Ginobili were with him for three championships since. They have been the perfect partnership, keeping the Spurs in the hunt virtually every year while teams like the Lakers, Mavericks and Suns have all risen and fallen in the Western Conference during that time.

They remained unbeaten in Game 5s, including two previous victories when the series was tied at 2-2. Of the 27 times the finals have been tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner has won 20 of them.

Miami was the most recent loser, falling to Dallas in Game 5 in 2011 before being eliminated at home the next game.

San Antonio shot 42 of 70, right at 60 percent. The last team to make 60 percent of its shots in the finals was Orlando, which hit 62.5 in Game 3 against the Lakers in 2009, according to STATS.

"They just absolutely outplayed us," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "At times they were just picking one guy out at a time and going at us mano-a-mano. That's got to change."

Ray Allen scored 21 points on the night for the Heat as Green shattered his finals 3-point record.

The Heat were within one with 3:05 left in the third before Green hit yet another 3-pointer and Emanuel Ginobili followed with the stretch that turned the game into the fourth straight blowout of the finals.

The crafty lefty plays with a flair developed on the courts of Argentina and perfected in Europe before coming to the NBA. He sees angles other players can't and takes risks few others would, but his style has been the perfect fit alongside Duncan and Parker.

He converted a three-point play, tossed in a floater with his left hand as he drifted right, and found Tiago Splitter under the hoop with a pass to make it 85-74. He flipped in another runner with 2.9 seconds to go, sending the Spurs to the fourth with an 87-75 lead as fans chanted "Manu! Manu!" during the break between the third and fourth quarters.

Emanuel Ginobili had been averaging just 7.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting in the series, making only three of his 16 3-point attempts. But Spurs Popovich made the finals' second lineup change in two games, after the Heat inserted Mike Miller to start Game 4.

Emanuel Ginobili didn't make a start this season and certainly hadn't been playing like someone who belonged with the first five. But in the Spurs' biggest game of the season, they remained confident he would break out, and they were right.

It was the first time he scored 24 or more points since having 34 on June 4, 2012, against Oklahoma City, according to STATS.

The AT&T Center crowd roared when Emanuel Ginobili was the last starter announced, the cheers growing louder when he made a jumper originally ruled a 3-pointer but later overturned by replay on the first possession. He assisted on the Spurs' next three baskets, and it was 15-10 when he later hit a 3 that did count.

Parker picked it up from there, dancing his way into the lane repeatedly and scoring seven points in a 12-0 run that made it 29-17. Leonard's 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left, on an assist from Emanuel Ginobili, made it 32-19 and gave the Spurs 12 makes in 19 attempts (63 percent) in the opening 12 minutes.

Green has 25 3s in the series. Allen made 22 3-pointers in six games in 2008 finals for Boston.

Green's third straight 3-pointer made it 45-28 about 5 minutes into the second quarter, and it seemed the trend of blowouts would continue. But James suddenly got rolling during a 14-2 Miami spurt that cut it to five on his third consecutive Heat basket.

San Antonio made 21 of 34 shots (62 percent) in the first half, opening a 61-52 lead on Parker's drive with 0.4 seconds left.

Miami then ran off eight in a row to start the second half and get within one. They cut it to one again later in the period before Emanuel Ginobili led the flurry that finished the Heat for good.

It was a fitting finish if it was the last home game in the finals for this San Antonio trio, which has combined for 101 playoff victories together. Emanuel Ginobili has said he might think about retirement as he turns 36 next month, and Duncan is 37.

Both coaches said it was difficult waiting two days between games Popovich said it was "like death" though he did say it was great for the Spurs because they have some older players.

The break seemed to help his team early, particularly Parker, whose energy sagged in the second of Game 4 as he struggled with a strained hamstring that he said could tear at any time and would've had him sidelined during the regular season.

Notes: The last team to lose Game 5 of a 2-2 series and then win the title was the Los Angeles Lakers, when they beat Boston in 2010. ... The Spurs said Sunday that reserve guard Patty Mills had surgery to remove an abscess Friday and would miss the rest of the series. Mills had an infection in his right foot and the abscess developed between his fourth and fifth toes.
Courtesy of: http://www.foxnews.com



Argentina U19 posts an initial win over Russia U19 - by Eurobasket News

Russia U19-Argentina U19 60:64

Argentina U19 posts an initial win over Russia U19 in Day 3 of the Dubrovnik International Tournament. Argentina needed the final push for 64:60 win and finished third in Croatia. The Russian team remained winless and ended up on the last position.
Argentina opened the game with 20-14 lead and added 12-11 rally in the second period. Russia however was too far to give up and erupted with a 22-9 surge in the third quarter. Argentina later replied with a 23-13 final push and sealed the victory. Igor Kanygin (207-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Illinsky posted 17 points each for Russia.
Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament with 4 participating teams. The home side of the event posted three victories in three games. In Day 3 Croatia U19 rolled over Brazil U19 67:53. The latter finished second with 2-1 record.



Sionista add Gabriel Mikulas - by Eurobasket News

Sionista bolstered their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina). The forward spent the last season with Libertad Sunchales. Gabriel Mikulas averaged 11.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists per game in LigaA. In Liga Sudamericana the player notched 11.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per appearance. The forward earned All-Liga Sudamericana Honourable Mention in 2013. He also received LigaA Honourable Mention. Gabriel Mikulas was named LigaA Player of the Year back in 2007. He was trumped the Argentinean Cup MVP in 2006. The forward was the member of the Argentinean National Team in 2007.


La Union hire Gabriel Piccato, add Luciano Gonzalez - by Eurobasket News

La Union hired Gabriel Piccato as the head coach of the team. Piccato is actually returning to the Formosa team. He guided La Union in 2008-12 seasons. Gabriel Piccato led La Union to the TNA title. He also finished sixth in LigaA with La Union in 2010/11 season.
La Union also secured the services of Luciano Gonzalez (192-G/F-90). The guard spent the last season with Centro Juventud Sionista. He tallied 10.9 points, 2.4 rebounds per game in LigaA. The guard also had stints with Obras, San Martin, Atletico Echague and Union de Santa Fe. He was the member of the Argentinean National Team in 2011/12 seasons.



Gabriel Fernandez joins Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Penarol reinforced their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Gabriel Fernandez (204-C-76). The centre signed a one-year deal with Mar del Plata team. Gabriel Fernandez was last seen playing for Independiente de Avellaneda in Torneo Federal. He previously had stints with Lanus, Boca Juniors, Obras, Marinos, Cimberio Varese, Lleida, Valladolid, Le Havre, Tau Vitoria and Ferro Carril. Gabriel Fernandez made it onto LigaA All-Star Team in 2001. He also participated at LigaA All-Star Game in 2009. Gabriel Fernandez was the member of U22 Argentinean National Team. He joined the National Team in 1998. The centre participated at 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Championships.


Atenas secure the services of Juan Brussino - by Eurobasket News

Atenas added Juan Brussino (185-G-91) to the squad. The guard spent the previous season with La Union Formosa. He averaged 6.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in LigaA. Previously Juan Brussino had stints with San Martin Marcos Juarez, Union de Sunchales and Boca Juniors. He played in Liga Sudamericana semifinals in 2011.


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Andrew James Ogilvy wins the title abroad - by Eurobasket News

Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88, college: Vanderbilt) wins the title abroad as his Brose Baskets claimed the fourth straight BBL title. They swept the title series versus EWE Baskets following a tough overtime win in Bamberg. Bostjan Nachbar scored 20 points to pace Brose Baskets to the key victory tonight.
Oldenburg had their backs against the wall after back-to-back losses in the first two games. But they started strong at the hostile territory. The visitors gained a 17:13 lead after the opening frame. EWE Baskets maintained the lead throughout the second period. They ensured a 37:32 halftime lead. Bostjan Nachbar and Alex Renfroe denied the deficit putting the hosts up by one 40:39 midway through the third term. The lead changed hands for several times before Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made it 53:49 for the visitors. Casey Jacobsen trimmed the gap at 2-point mark 51:53 at the third break. The teams continued to go toe for toe throughout the fourth period. Bostjan Nachbar almost singlehandedly put the hosts in front 70:68. Adam Chubb followed an offensive rebound with a put back to make it 70:70. Chris Kramer sank two free throws to give Oldenburg a 72:70 lead with under two minutes remaining. Bostjan Nachbar evened the game but Adam Chubb sank another basket to pull the visitors in front 74:72 with just six seconds left in regulation. Brose Baskets set up a three-point attempt for Casey Jacobsen. He missed it but Maik Zirbes tipped the ball in and sent the game into overtime. Casey Jacobsen set the tone with a three-pointer early in the extra period. Bostjan Nachbar soon stretched the lead to 7 points 85:78. Dru Joyce put EWE Baskets within three on several occasions but Casey Jacobsen nailed three free throws late in overtime to seal the victory for Brose Baskets. He finished with 15 points, while Alex Renfroe added 14 points for the winning side. Chris Kramer, Dru Joyce and Adam Chubb answered with 16 points each for EWE Baskets.
Andrew James Ogilvy averaged 3.9ppg, 1.7rpg in Euroleague. In German BBL his stats read 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.5%, FT: 79.5%.



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Belgacom Spirou brings in Serbian center Nemanja Besovic - by Eurobasket News

Belgacom Spirou brings in Serbian center Nemanja Besovic (221-C-92, agency: Interperformances) for 2013/2014 season. The 21-year old Serbian center will play next season in Belgium.
He won Serbian League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). Besovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%, FT: 84.2%. Earlier he was a member of the Serbian U19 National Team -11. At the World Championships U19 in Latvia -11 he won Silver with his team. In 9 games his stats read 7.0ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 47.8%, FT: 73.1%,
Nemanja Besovic appeared first in 2007-2008 at Vojvodina Srbija Gas Novi Sad (A League).



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Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Troopers 10-0 
 2. Spartans 9-1 
 3. BDF V 6-3 
 4. Dolphins 6-3 
 5. Cadets 6-4 
 6. Flames 5-5 
 7. Bullets 4-6 
 8. Police 4-6 
 9. Saints 3-7 
 10. Splinters 1-9 
 11. Warriors 0-10 


Botswana basketball league Round Up - by Peter Ubakar

In the last weekend of the first round of the Botswana basketball league, Games were played in Jwaneng. In the first game which was a close one, last year's runners up Troopers squared off against Flames. The game proved to be a classic as both teams exchanged baskets till the end and Troopers took that game 40-37. In the second game Trooper easily took care of Bullets 43-57 while Flames also handed Bullets their second loss of the day to Flames 59-63. The league will be on a winter break for the first round and resume in August after the All Star Weekend which will be held on the 23rd and 24th of August 2013


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Pablo Espinoza stays with Macae - by Eurobasket News

NBB newcomers Macae are building their roster for the next season. They announced the signing of Marcio Dornelles (194-SF-75) several days ago. Now it is the time for Pablo Espinoza (200-F-87). The Argentinean forward actually joined Macae for the Carioca League back in April. Now he extends for the next season. Last season Pablo Espinoza started with Obras. He posted 9.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in LigaA. The forward notched 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal per Liga Sudamericana appearance. Pablo Espinoza was named All-Argentinean TNA Player of the Year in 2010. He has been the member of the Argentinean National Team since 2011.


Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Croatia U19 -Brazil U19 67:53

Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament with 4 participating teams. The home side of the event posted three victories in three games. In Day 3 Croatia U19 rolled over Brazil U19 67:53. The latter finished second with 2-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated and it was Brazil to start with 20-12 lead. Croatia however needed a strong second period and grabbed a 28:27 halftime advantage. Croatia increased to 54:46 in the third period and then won the game by 14 points.
Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Bender added 16. Maric notched 10, while Tomislav Gabric (201-PF-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) posted 9. Dias ended up with 14 points in defeat, whilst Leonardo Demetrio (204-F/C-94), Sommer and Verado had 6 each.

Croatia U19: Dario Saric 18, Bender 16, Maric 10, Tomislav Gabric 9
Brazil U19: Dias 14, Leonardo Demetrio 6, Sommer 6, Verado 6



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Weekly Results - by John Guy

McDonald lifts Hornets to second-straight win over Storm

By Butch Cooper

NASHVILLE Khalil McDonald helped prove that last week's Bowling Green win over previously unbeaten Middle Tennessee was no fluke.
The 6-foot-3 guard out of Western Kentucky scored a season-high 36 points, including eight 3-point goals, as the Hornets cruised to a 110-93 victory over Middle Tennessee at Fisk University Saturday night.
The win, as last week's did, kept Bowling Green's aspirations of playing in the Central Basketball League championship game alive. The Hornets will now have to wait until next Sunday and hope that the River City Panthers can pull off the upset on their home court against the Storm in the regular season finale.
On Saturday, Bowling Green gained control of the contest early and never relinquish it. After the Storm took a very early 5-4 lead, the Hornets went on an 8-0 run and slowly built that into a 34-22 advantage at the end of the opening quarter.
However, it was the second quarter that Bowling Green blew the game wide open, outscoring the Storm 30-17 to take a 25-point lead into halftime.
Despite their opening half dominance, Middle Tennessee at one point went on a 22-9 run in the third quarter to make it an 83-70 contest, but the hosts were never able to overcome the Hornets early efforts.
Also for the Hornets (4-3), Michael Stone (6-3, Transylvania) netted 20 points, while Justin Taylor (6-3, Tennessee Tech) scored 19 points, along with nine rebounds and seven steals and Tony Key (6-11, Los Angeles C.C.) tossed in 16 points and grabbed nine boards. Runtreal Braxton (6-4, Cumberland) also had nine boards for Bowling Green and McDonald pulled down eight.
Demarco Polk (5-11, Stratford (Tenn.) High School) led the Storm (4-2) with 32 points and Dominique Rouse (6-6, Life College) hauled in 12 rebounds.
Middle Tennessee's game at Peoria Academy against River City is scheduled to tip-off at 3 p.m. (CST) on June 23.
A Storm win, despite the Hornets' two wins in consecutive weeks over Middle Tennessee, will clinch the home-court advantage in the title game on June 29 against St. Louis. A River City win will thrust Bowling Green into the championship contest at St. Louis.

Kahlil McDonald (6'3''-G-89, college: W.Kentucky)



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Chongqing FD 8-2 
 2. Sichuan BW 7-3 
 3. Hong Kong 7-3 
 4. Jiangsu TX 7-3 
 5. Guangzhou L. 6-4 
 6. Changsha Bank 6-4 
 7. Heilongjiang 5-5 
 8. Nanjin Army 2-8 
 9. Jiang Xi 2-8 
 10. Hebei S. 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jun. 16: Guangzhou L. - Changsha Bank 77-67
Jun. 16: Jiangsu TX - Chongqing FD 72-65
Jun. 16: Heilongjiang - Hong Kong 121-108
Jun. 16: Sichuan BW - Hebei S. 118-68
Jun. 16: Jiang Xi - Nanjin Army 102-97 OT

Regular Season: Round 11

Jun. 19: Hebei S. - Hong Kong
Jun. 19: Sichuan BW - Chongqing FD
Jun. 19: Jiang Xi - Changsha Bank
Jun. 19: Nanjin Army - Heilongjiang
Jun. 19: Guangzhou L. - Jiangsu TX


Bryan Davis signs with Jiang Xi - by Eurobasket News

Jiang Xi (NBL) signed 27-year old American forward Bryan Davis who last played at Energa Czarni Slupsk in Poland. In 10 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 3.5rpg last season. Davis also played at Sonic Boom (KBL) in South Korean league that season. In 14 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He also spent pre-season at Samsung Thunders (KBL) in South Korean league that year. In 7 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. The last summer Davis played at Hebei Springs. In 20 games he averaged impressive 31.5ppg, 16.6rpg, 1.4apg, 2.8spg and 2.9bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com Chinese NBL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of last (11-12) season he spent at Kryvbasbasket (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 36 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg and 1.5bpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. Davis was tried-out by GasTerra Flames Groningen (Eredivisie) in Dutch league that season. His team made it to the Polish League Semifinals in 2011. Davis represented USA at the Global Games in Dallas seven years ago.


Guangzhou adds ex-NBAer Shawne Williams - by Eurobasket News

Guangzhou Liu Sui (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Shawne Williams who played last time at Portland Trail Blazers in NBA. Williams also played at Brooklyn Nets in NBA that season. In 25 games he had 4.5ppg and 2.7rpg.
The season 2010/2011 he played at the Knicks in NBA. In 68 games he recorded 7.1ppg and 3.7rpg. In 2009-10 season Williams was tested by the Mavericks in NBA.
In 2006 he was drafted by Indiana Pacers (NBA) in first round (17th overall). The former University of Memphis star is in his seventh season in pro basketball. Williams was voted All-C-USA Freshman of the Year back in 2006 at his college time.
He started his career in 2005-2006 for Memphis (NCAA, starting five). In 36 games Shawne Williams showed 13.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PT: 31.2%, FT: 78.6%.



NBL Round 10: Jiangsu TX defeats leader Chongqing FD - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games, including even overtime victory of Jiang Xi at home. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Chongqing FD (8-2) on the court of fourth ranked Jiangsu TX on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Jiangsu TX 72-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chongqing FD. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Chongqing FD outrebounded Jiangsu TX 51-38 including 37 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Liberian-American forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. point guard Xin Feng (187-92) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Jiangsu TX's coach Qiang Xu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 22 rebounds for Chongqing FD. Jiangsu TX (7-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Sichuan BW and Hong Kong. Chongqing FD at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Jiangsu TX is looking forward to face Guangzhou L. (#5) on the road in the next round. Chongqing FD will play against the league's second-placed Sichuan BW (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Changsha Bank (6-4) against sixth ranked Guangzhou L. (6-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Changsha Bank was defeated by Guangzhou L. in Guangzhou 77-67. American forward Shawne Williams (206-86, college: Memphis) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and ZhiChao Ba chipped in 18 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Jian Sun (190-88) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Changsha Bank's coach MingZhu Pu rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Changsha Bank. Guangzhou L. will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Changsha Bank will play against Jiang Xi in Jiangxi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Hong Kong (7-3) against seventh ranked Heilongjiang (5-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Hong Kong was defeated by Heilongjiang in Heilongjiang 121-108. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Hong Kong. Kevinn Pinkney notched a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Even 41 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) by Craig Smith did not help to save the game for Hong Kong. Hong Kong's coach ZhaoShen Chen tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Heilongjiang have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 5-5 record. Loser Hong Kong keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Sichuan BW and Jiangsu TX. Heilongjiang will meet Nanjin Army (#8) on the road in the next round. Hong Kong will play against Hebei S. (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Hebei S. is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to fifth ranked Sichuan BW (7-3) 118-68. Hassan Whiteside fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sichuan BW moved-up to second place, which they share with Jiangsu TX and Hong Kong. Hebei S. at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Sichuan BW's next round opponent will be league's leader Chongqing FD in Guangzhou and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei S. will play at home against Hong Kong (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
8th ranked Nanjin Army (2-8) fell to ninth ranked Jiang Xi (2-8) in overtime by five points 97-102 on Sunday night. It was a very good performance for Bryan Davis who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds. Nanjin Army's coach ZiKai Zhang let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Jiang Xi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Nanjin Army. Nanjin Army lost fourth consecutive game. Jiang Xi will face higher ranked Changsha Bank (#6) in Guangdong in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.



Guangzhou L. - Changsha Bank 77-67

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Changsha Bank (6-4) against sixth ranked Guangzhou L. (6-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Changsha Bank was defeated by Guangzhou L. in Guangzhou 77-67. The game was mostly controlled by Guangzhou L.. Changsha Bank was better in third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guangzhou L. forced 19 Changsha Bank turnovers. Changsha Bank was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Shawne Williams (206-86, college: Memphis) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and forward ZhiChao Ba (200-89) chipped in 18 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Jian Sun (190-88) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Changsha Bank players scored in double figures. Changsha Bank's coach MingZhu Pu rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Changsha Bank. Guangzhou L. will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Changsha Bank will play against Jiang Xi in Jiangxi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Guangzhou L.: B.ZhiChao 18+4reb+3ast, T.Chao 17+4reb+3ast, W.Shawne 15+10reb+2ast, J.Lei 9+2reb+1ast, D.ChengLong 8+1reb+5ast, C.DaWei 6+5reb+2ast
Changsha Bank: S.Jian 16+6reb+4ast, L.Lin 16+6reb, G.Yan 14+6reb+1ast, A.Hilton 13+8reb+3ast, Y.DaPeng 4+3reb+1ast, J.JunQi 3+3reb
gschID: 242210


Jiang Xi - Nanjin Army 102-97 OT

8th ranked Nanjin Army (2-8) fell to ninth ranked Jiang Xi (2-8) in overtime by five points 97-102 on Sunday night. Jiang Xi forced 23 Nanjin Army turnovers. Nanjin Army was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Bryan Davis (206-86, college: Texas A&M, agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds. point guard Yulin Xu (184-90) contributed with 26 points and 6 steals for the winners. Forward QinShuo Deng (205-92) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and center ShouWei Wang (208-86) added 6 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Nanjin Army. Four Nanjin Army players scored in double figures. Nanjin Army's coach ZiKai Zhang let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Jiang Xi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Nanjin Army. Nanjin Army lost fourth consecutive game. Jiang Xi will face higher ranked Changsha Bank (#6) in Guangdong in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Jiang Xi: D.Bryan 29+15reb, X.Yulin 26+4reb+1ast, L.Jiawei 14+3reb+2ast, Z.Nan 9+6reb+2ast, W.Chi 9+1ast, Z.ChaoLong 6+1ast
Nanjin Army: D.QinShuo 22+8reb, T.JiaFu 17+3reb+1ast, A.LiPeng 16+4reb, S.Shengyue 11+5reb+1ast, L.Dong 11+1reb+2ast, L.Jun 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 242209


Jiangsu TX - Chongqing FD 72-65

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Chongqing FD (8-2) on the court of fourth ranked Jiangsu TX on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Jiangsu TX 72-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chongqing FD. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Chongqing FD outrebounded Jiangsu TX 51-38 including 37 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Liberian-American forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. point guard Xin Feng (187-92) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Jiangsu TX players scored in double figures. Jiangsu TX's coach Qiang Xu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 22 rebounds and forward DaPeng Liu (202-89) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Chongqing FD. Jiangsu TX (7-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Sichuan BW and Hong Kong. Chongqing FD at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Jiangsu TX is looking forward to face Guangzhou L. (#5) on the road in the next round. Chongqing FD will play against the league's second-placed Sichuan BW (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu TX: M.Zhuang 19+3reb, F.Xin 17+6reb+7ast, H.Othello 15+18reb+5ast, Y.ZhiYong 10+6reb, S.XianLing 7+1reb, S.JianYe 4+1reb+1ast
Chongqing FD: H.Josh 18+22reb, L.DaPeng 12+10reb+1ast, Y.Liang 8+7reb+1ast, Y.Peng 8+3reb, Y.KaiFu 7+2reb+1ast, S.TianGang 6+4reb
gschID: 242208


Heilongjiang - Hong Kong 121-108

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Hong Kong (7-3) against seventh ranked Heilongjiang (5-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Hong Kong was defeated by Heilongjiang in Heilongjiang 121-108. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Hong Kong. The game was mostly controlled by Heilongjiang. Hong Kong managed to win second period 36-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Heilongjiang shot 64.2 percent from the field and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Heilongjiang forced 20 Hong Kong turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 64.0 percentage. Heilongjiang looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada) notched a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and swingman Nan Wang (198-87) supported him with 35 points (!!!) and 9 assists. Even 41 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) by American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) did not help to save the game for Hong Kong. Forward MingLiang Wei (195-82) added 23 points for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hong Kong's coach ZhaoShen Chen tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Heilongjiang have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 5-5 record. Loser Hong Kong keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Sichuan BW and Jiangsu TX. Heilongjiang will meet Nanjin Army (#8) on the road in the next round. Hong Kong will play against Hebei S. (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Heilongjiang: P.Kevinn 35+17reb+4ast, W.Nan 35+1reb+9ast, Y.XueLin 17+2reb+9ast, Z.JunXiong 10+4reb+1ast, J.Ming 10+2reb+3ast, Y.Gang 8+3reb+2ast
Hong Kong: S.Craig 41+8reb+1ast, W.MingLiang 23+3reb+3ast, F.Zhou 16+4reb+4ast, G.JinLin 11+5reb+5ast, Z.DongYang 10+1reb+1ast, C.ZhaoShen 3+3reb
gschID: 242207


Sichuan BW - Hebei S. 118-68

Bottom-ranked Hebei S. is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to fifth ranked Sichuan BW (7-3) 118-68. The game without a history. Sichuan BW led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei S.'s 36. Sichuan BW forced 20 Hebei S. turnovers and outrebounded them 45-33 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Hebei S.'s players. American power forward Hassan Whiteside (213-89, college: Marshall) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Forward Ma Chao (196-86) chipped in 18 points. ZhiMing Dan (196-92) produced 17 points and point guard GuoQiang Zhou (185-91) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Five Sichuan BW and four Hebei S. players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sichuan BW moved-up to second place, which they share with Jiangsu TX and Hong Kong. Hebei S. at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Sichuan BW's next round opponent will be league's leader Chongqing FD in Guangzhou and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei S. will play at home against Hong Kong (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: C.Ma 18+4reb+3ast, W.Hassan 18+14reb+1ast, L.Chenyao 14+9reb+1ast, Z.ZhenHu 12+2reb+1ast, W.Jing 11+1reb+3ast, M.Long 11+2reb
Hebei S.: D.ZhiMing 17+3reb+1ast, S.DeShuai 11+2reb+1ast, Z.GuoQiang 10+3reb+3ast, C.YuNan 10+1ast, J.YiLong 7+7reb, W.ZiBo 4+3reb
gschID: 242206



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Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Croatia U19 -Brazil U19 67:53

Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament with 4 participating teams. The home side of the event posted three victories in three games. In Day 3 Croatia U19 rolled over Brazil U19 67:53. The latter finished second with 2-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated and it was Brazil to start with 20-12 lead. Croatia however needed a strong second period and grabbed a 28:27 halftime advantage. Croatia increased to 54:46 in the third period and then won the game by 14 points.
Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Bender added 16. Maric notched 10, while Tomislav Gabric (201-PF-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) posted 9. Dias ended up with 14 points in defeat, whilst Leonardo Demetrio (204-F/C-94), Sommer and Verado had 6 each.

Croatia U19: Dario Saric 18, Bender 16, Maric 10, Tomislav Gabric 9
Brazil U19: Dias 14, Leonardo Demetrio 6, Sommer 6, Verado 6



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Los Minas and Rafael Barias exchange victories in Finals - by Eurobasket News

District Nacional Finals opened with Los Minas and Rafael Barias splitting the starting two games.
Los Minas earned a 92:81 victory in the first clash. They grabbed a 50:36 halftime lead and kept Rafael Barias at bay throughout the second half. Marquise Gainous (204-F-76, college: TCU) stepped up with 25 points to pace the winners. Alberto Ozuna (G) and Robert Glenn (201-F/C-89, college: IUPUI) contributed 15 points each for the winners. Joel Ramirez answered with 15 points for Rafael Barias. Evan Brock (204-F-84, college: Alabama) finished with 12 points in the loss.
Next game went in favour of Rafael Barias. They dominated in the first part of the clash. Rafael Barias piled up a 43:34 halftime lead. Los Minas cut it to 7 points heading into the final frame but Rafael Barias hung on tight to escape with so much needed win at the end. Joel Ramirez topscored with 21 points for the winning side. Luis Martinez added 18 points and 15 rebounds for Rafael Barias. Marquise Gainous answered with 15 points for Los Minas.



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Standings

Eurobasket S.League Standings
Atlanta
 1. England 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Germany 0-0 
 4. Greece 0-0 
 5. Ireland 0-0 
 6. Italy 0-0 
 7. Russia 0-0 
 8. Spain 0-0 
Indianapolis
 1. Rome 6-0 
 2. Madrid 3-3 
 3. Paris 3-3 
 4. Berlin 2-3 
 5. Amsterdam 0-5 
Houston
 1. Buenos Aires 0-0 
 2. Dubai 0-0 
 3. Mexico City 0-0 
 4. Okinawa 0-0 
 5. Tokyo 0-0 
Las Vegas
 1. Brussels 0-0 
 2. Dublin 0-0 
 3. Geneva 0-0 
 4. Helsinki 0-0 
 5. Istanbul 0-0 
 6. Kiev 0-0 
 7. Lugano 0-0 
 8. Manchester 0-0 
 9. Monaco 0-0 
 10. Moscow 0-0 
 11. Venice 0-0 
 12. Zurich 0-0 
Los Angeles
 1. Amsterdam 0-0 
 2. Rome 0-0 
 3. Stockholm 0-0 
 4. Vienna 0-0 
 5. Warsaw 0-0 
New York
 1. Milano 0-0 
 2. Torino 0-0 
Phoenix
 1. Asker 0-0 
 2. Poitiers 0-0 
 3. Solna 0-0 
 4. Treviso 0-0 


ESL announces 2013 Indianapolis All Tournament Team - by Eurobasket

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Brandon Beasley
Beasley
Casey Coons
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Rashad Allison
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Cedric Ridle Jr.
Ridle Jr.
LaPhonso Ellis Jr.
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Chris Teasley
Teasley
Jake Shipley
Shipley
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Indianapolis ESL All Tournament Team 2103:
MVP: Brandon Beasley (196-F-88, college: William Penn) of Team Rome was the ESL Indianapolis MVP without a doubt and displayed all the qualities in an MVP we were looking for. He is a terrific scorer with a relentless work ethic. He shot the lights out over the last few days as well as displaying many spectacular dunks. Brandon is a very strong and explosive scorer who is set to make a serious look at some big time jobs in Europe and show everyone that he is a premier athlete. Also, Brandon is a very long and strong defender who can guard a one through 4.
Casey Coons (203-PG-90, college: Taylor) of Team Paris is a hard nosed point guard who knows how to read defenses with a very high basketball IQ. Casey is capable of shooting NBA three pointers with great accuracy. Very physical, strong point guard who knows how to win. Casey should be able to begin his career in a low to mid-level country without a problem whatsover.
Rashad Allison (186-G-89, college: Arkansas St.) of Team Berlin was one of the best on the ball defenders of this ESL as he locked up the opposing teams best player game in and game out. He is an extremely quick player who can penetrate and dish the ball. More of a combo guard with good range and release who should be able to play in a low to mid-level country at the one and two.
Cedric Ridle Jr. (188-PG-90, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Lincoln, MO) of Team Madrid is a long athletic slasher who is a great defender on the wing as well. Plays very hard and wants to win. Look for Cedric to get to a lower level team to start with and will his way up to another level.
LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (191-G-87, college: Greenville) of Team Paris is a hard working player who can shoot the ball from great distances extremely well. He is a very good defensive player who helped his team get to the semi-finals of the ESL by winning two in a row on Sunday with barely losing the 3rd game to make it to the final.
Chris Teasley (191-G-90, college: Va.Wesleyan) of Team Madrid is a very hard worker who can play the two and three spots very comfortably. He has a very high basketball IQ who is unselfish and can guard very well on the wings. Also, a very good athlete who should be able to excel in a league like Denmark or Norway.
Jake Shipley (202-F-91, college: Briar Cliff) of Team Rome is a very long lean shooter who has excellent range from anywhere on the floor. Can put the ball on the floor and is a team player. Jake can rebound on both ends and with his height and length who can shoot from outside will pose major match up problems for most teams. Look for him to start in a country like Sweden this year.
Mark Yelovich (198-F-89, college: SIU Edwardsville) is a very strong power forward who can shoot from the outside with effectiveness and can also shoot 3s. He has the ability to put the ball on the floor and go to the rim. Also, has very good moves around the basket and works very hard. Look for him to play at a mid to high level his first year.
Tim Parham (206-F/C-83, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Md-E Shore) is a very physical, strong player who is a veteran with very good skills around the basket. Tim has been around a while and the 30 year old player is very wise and crafty. Tim has had stints in the NBA and still has a good 3-4 years left in his body. Tim would be a great player in the BBL.
Mitch Carter (208-C-100, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) is a true post with who is a bit undersized who makes up for it by working hard around the basket. He can stretch out the floor with NBA range with a beautiful jumper. Mitch has the ability to play at a high level, but will have to prove himself at a lower level first which he will undoubtedly be able to do.
Scott VanderMeer (213-C-86, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Ill.-Chicago) is very smart player who has a very good skill set. Scott is a true 7 footer who would be great in a pick and pop offense as well as going inside with a nice baby hook from each side. Scott runs the floor extremely well, is a good rebounder and is a very active shot blocker.



Indianapolis - Day 2 (Final Game): Rome 64 - Madrid 48 - by Eurobasket

Final Game: Team Rome 64 - Team Madrid 48 video

There was never a doubt which team was going to win the championshop. In the final game of this weekends Eurobasket Summer League in Indianapolis, Team Rome and coach Joey Burton , took home the title defeating Team Madrid and coach Paul Schwarz , 64-48. The up-and-down tempo favored Team Rome, as Team Madrid never could quite get going. Not suprisingingly, Brandon Beasley (196-F-88, college: William Penn) took home game MVP honors with 21 points and 10 rebounds, a fitting end to his successful weekend. Several other players stepped up for Team Rome as well, including Devin Williams (193-G-87, college: Indianapolis) who finished with 12 points and four rebounds, Jack Houpt (201-F-90, college: W.Illinois) who finished with 10 points and seven rebounds and the unsung hero throughout the weekend, Mark Yelovich (198-F-89, college: SIU Edwardsville), who had 10 points. Team Madrid was led by the energy of Cedric Ridle Jr. (188-PG-90, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Lincoln, MO), but it wasnt enough. Ridle finished with nine points, six rebounds and five assists, giving it everything he had. Scott VanderMeer (213-C-86, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Ill.-Chicago) had 18 points and six rebounds, and Nick Selken (183-PG-88, college: S.Dakota St.) added seven points. It was a successful weekend all around for both teams.

Team Rome 64

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
17 Butler, Devon 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
18 Houpt, Jack 1-2 1-6 4-4 3 4 7 1 0 0 1 9
19 Cousin, Anthony 1-4 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 4
25 Shipley, Jake 0-0 1-1 0-0 1 5 6 1 2 0 0 3
26 Yelovich, Mark 5-8 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 10
42 Beasley, Brandon 7-9 1-2 4-7 3 7 10 3 1 1 21
44 Williams, Devin 4-6 1-5 1-2 3 1 4 1 4 0 0 12
Total 19-30 11 20 31 11 11 1 4 64

Team Madrid 48

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
16 Buggs, Erik DNP
21 Teasley, Chris 3-4 0-3 0-1 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 6
29 Selken, Nick 2-5 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 7
43 Ridle, Cedric 2-5 0-2 5-5 2 4 6 5 5 1 1 9
48 Montoya, Rodrigo 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
49 Hollis, Iran 0-4 1-3 3-4 2 2 4 1 1 0 2 6
57 Vandermeer, Scott 6-11 2-2 0-0 1 5 6 0 1 2 2 18
TOTAL 14-31 3-10 11-14 6 15 21 8 10 3 9 48



Indianapolis - Day 2 (Game 1): Paris 65 - Berlin 43 - by Eurobasket

Game 1: Team Paris 65 - Team Berlin 43 video

In the first game of the tournament, Team Paris, coached by Reginald J. Bradford, came out and performed in a dominating fashion. They were able to defeat Team Berlin 65-43, led by game MVP LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (191-G-87, college: Greenville) who finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Team Paris came out strong from the beginning, starting on a 22-5 run to being the game. They also received contributions from Casey Coons (183-PG-90), who had 12 points on four three-pointers and three assists, Kevin Story (191-G-86), who contributed 10 points and seven rebounds, providing constant energy and Calvin Edwards (190-G-90), who finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Team Berlin, coached by John Spezia (agency: Warren Sports International ), was led by Rashad Allison (185-G-89), who finished with seventeen points and five rebounds. Mitchell Carter (208-C-100, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) also had eight points and six rebounds for Team Berlin. Both team are still in contention for the championship game.

Team Paris 65

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
4 Turner, Desmond 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 0 3 4
5 Coons, Casey 0-1 4-8 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 12
6 Mitchell, Deionta 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 7
27 Ellis, LaPhonso 3-9 2-5 2-2 2 6 8 5 2 0 1 14
28 Williams, Taylor 2-6 1-8 1-2 2 3 5 1 1 0 2 8
46 Story, Kevin 5-7 0-0 0-2 3 4 7 2 3 0 2 10
47 Edwards, Calvin 2-5 2-5 0-2 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 10
Total 16-34 10-28 3-8 11 24 35 13 9 1 8 65

Team Berlin 43

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
10 Williams, Brandon 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 5 0
11 Lewis, Aaron 0-1 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 Allison, Rashad 3-7 1-3 8-8 0 5 5 0 3 0 3 17
13 Clayton, Emil 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
22 Jones, Kent 0-1 3-8 1-4 1 3 4 1 0 1 1 10
23 Russell, Wesley 0-3 1-1 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 5
24 Myatt, Andrew DNP 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 Carter, Mitch 1-1 1-5 3-4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 8
Total 4-15 7-22 14-18 3 18 21 4 6 1 9 43




Indianapolis - Day 2 (Game 3): Rome 53 - Paris 46 - by Eurobasket

Game 3: Team Rome 53 - Team Paris 46

Top seeded Team Rome and coach Joey Burton narrowly escaped from its matchup with a scrappy Team Paris, defeating them 53-46 to advance to the championship game. It was tied at 40 with four minutes to go when Team Paris, playing their third game in a row, simply ran out of energy. Game MVP Brandon Beasley (195-F-88) of Team Rome took advantage down the stretch, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while hitting 3-of-4 free throws to ice the game away in the final minute. Mark Yelovich (198-F-89) had nine points and seven rebounds, while Jake Shipley (202-F-91) added 10 points. Team Paris and coach Jay Bradford were led by Casey Coons (183-PG-90) who had 20 points and LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (191-G-87, college: Greenville) who had 17 points and four rebounds. It was a defensive-minded game and Team Paris gave it their all, but it wasnt quite enough. Team Rome is still undefeated.

Team Rome 53

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
17 Butler, Devon 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
18 Houpt, Jack 3-4 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 6
19 Cousin, Anthony 4-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 9
25 Shipley, Jake 2-5 1-5 3-3 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 10
26 Yelovich, Mark 2-7 1-1 4-7 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 11
42 Beasley, Brandon 2-4 1-3 5-6 3 7 10 0 1 1 2 10
44 Williams, Devin 0-2 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 3
Total 15-30 4-15 13-21 9 20 29 5 3 1 8 53

Team Paris 46


# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
4 Turner, Desmond 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 0
5 Coons, Casey 1-1 6-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 20
6 Mitchell, Deionta 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0
27 Ellis, LaPhonso 2-4 3-6 4-4 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 17
28 Williams, Taylor 0-5 1-2 0-0 3 5 8 1 1 0 1 3
46 Story, Kevin 0-3 1-6 1-2 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 4
47 Edwards, Calvin 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 3 2 1 0 2
Total 4-20 11-23 5-6 9 18 26 10 14 2 5 46



Indianapolis - Day 2 (Game 2): Paris 73 - Amsterdam 62 - by Eurobasket

Game 2: Team Paris 73 - Team Amsterdam 62 video

In the second game of the tournament Team Paris, coached by Reginald J. Bradford, defeated Team Amsterdam, coached by John Bryant , 73-62 to win their second consecutive game of the day. Casey Coons (183-PG-90) took home game MVP honors with 19 points and three rebounds. His hot shooting from three-point range continued as he hit four more. Team Paris also saw good play from LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (191-G-87, college: Greenville) who finished with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Calvin Edwards (190-G-90) who had 13 points and Kevin Story (191-G-86), who, once again, was an enforcer defensively. Team Amsterdam continued there disappointing run, dropping out of the tournament after just one game. Coach John Bryant simply did not have enough disciplined play from his team. Team Amsterdam committed 12 turnovers, compared to only five for Team Paris. DeAndre Taylor (195-G-89, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: N.Michigan) had 22 points and was aggressive offensively throughout, while big man Tim Parham (206-F/C-83, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Md-E Shore) had 15 points and five rebounds, shooting 7-of-8 from the field.

Team Paris 73

Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
4 Turner, Desmond 1-3 1-2 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 5
5 Coons, Casey 2-2 4-5 3-3 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 19
6 Mitchell, Deionta 1-2 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 5
27 Ellis, LaPhonso 4-8 1-3 2-2 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 13
28 Williams, Taylor 4-5 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 2 1 8
46 Story, Kevin 4-6 0-1 2-3 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 10
47 Edwards, Calvin 1-3 3-8 2-2 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 13
Total 11 8 19 11 5 4 5 73

Team Amsterdam 62


# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
8 Hicks, Jelani 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
14 Richey, Fayzon 3-6 0-3 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 8
15 Taylor, John 5-6 0-1 1-1 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 11
30 Stover, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0
40 Archie, Keith 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 4
51 Taylor, Deandre 7-12 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 22
55 Harper, Jeff 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 2 2
56 Parham, Tim 7-8 0-0 1-3 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 15
TOTAL 25-39 2-8 6-8 5 16 21 3 8 3 12 62



Indianapolis - Day 2 (Game 4): Madrid 74 - Berlin 6 - by Eurobasket

Game 4: Team Madrid 74 - Team Berlin 61 video

It wasnt meant to be for Team Berlin and coach John Spezia (agency: Warren Sports International ) as Team Madrid and coach Paul Schwarz won 74-61 and will now play in the championship against Team Rome. Despite a solid effort from Team Berlin, Team Madrid was in control throughout. Scott VanderMeer (213-C-86, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Ill.-Chicago) and Iran Hollis (197-F-90) were co-MVPs of the game for Team Madrid. Vandermeer had 22 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, while Hollis had 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Both players dominated the paint and imposed their physicality. Rodrigo Montoya (196-F-90) had 11 points and Chris Teasley (190-G-90) had 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. Team Berlin was led by Russell Wesley (193-F-81), who had 17 points and 11 rebounds, recording his first double-double. Guard Rashad Allison (185-G-89) had 16 points and five rebounds and Mitchell Carter (208-C-100, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 11 points, but did not shoot well from the floord, missing 5-of-6 three point atempts. Team Berlin exits the tournament with their heads held high knowing they left it all on the floor.

Team Madrid 74

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
16 Buggs, Erik DNP
21 Teasley, Chris 5-9 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 4 1 0 1 10
29 Selken, Nick 0-0 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 6
43 Ridle, Cedric 3-6 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 9
48 Montoya, Rodrigo 5-7 0-1 1-1 1 1 2 3 1 0 3 11
49 Hollis, Iran 5-9 2-4 0-0 4 4 8 3 1 0 1 16
57 Vandermeer, Scott 6-9 3-7 1-2 3 10 13 1 2 3 1 22
TOTAL 24-40 8-20 2-3 9 23 32 15 9 3 9 74

Team Berlin 61

# Name 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST FLS BLK TO PTS
10 Williams, Brandon 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 4
11 Lewis, Aaron 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
12 Allison, Rashad 5-9 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 2 0 0 4 16
13 Clayton, Emil 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 3
22 Jones, Kent 0-2 2-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 6
23 Russell, Wesley 4-5 3-7 0-0 2 9 11 1 0 0 2 17
24 Myatt, Andrew DNP
58 Carter, Mitch 4-8 1-6 1-3 0 2 2 0 0 2 5 12
Total 15-28 10-26 1-3 5 20 25 11 5 2 12 61



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Caja Laboral
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Caja Laboral21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm16.5 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Delaney, Budivelnyk16.1 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 10. Brown, Lokomotiv15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.0 
 2. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.3 
 4. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.6 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray6.0 
 10. Drozdov, Budiveln.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Calathes, Lokom.6.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Hodge, Caja Laboral5.6 
 4. Wright, Spartak SP5.5 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.2 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 7. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
 10. Chatman, Unics4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics2.0 
 3. Doellman, Valencia1.7 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 5. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 8. Carter, Spartak SP1.4 
 9. Hodge, Caja Laboral1.4 
 10. Eidson, Unics1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 5. Lishchuk, Valencia1.0 
 6. Nankivil, Ratiopha.1.0 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm0.9 
 8. Vougioukas, Unics0.9 
 9. Carter, Spartak SP0.9 
 10. Ndong, Galatasar.0.8 



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Jaka Blazic on his way to Crvena zvezda? - by Igor Obradovic

After resigning a contract with DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena zvezda would at the earliest possible time could get another huge sign.

Slovenian player with Euroleague experience, Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) close to signing a contract with the Belgrade club.

Blazic this season in 52 games averaged 28.9 minutes in the game, had 13.7 points per game, 45.4% for two points, 33.6%, 76.5% from the free throw line, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals per game average index of 12.



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Standings

FBA Standings
 1. Tampa Bay R. 7-2 
 2. Florida Flight 5-3 
 3. Heartland P. 4-3 
 4. Palm Beach T. 0-8 


Rebels Tame Prowl - by Andrew Phillips

The Tampa Bay Rebels traveled to Lake Wales in Central Florida to face the Heartland Prowl in their final meeting of the Florida Basketball Association regular season schedule. "The final score, 108-92, does not reflect how the game was played. The Prowl was close throughout the whole game, making 3-point shots in transition and grabbing a number of offensive rebounds. We pulled away in the last four minutes," Rebels Fernando Rojas said.

The Rebels bench made a significant contribution on both ends of the floor, with veteran point guard Jonathan Brown (6'1''-G-79, college: Tampa) contributing 17 points and 5 rebounds. The starting five set the tone of the game right from tip-off with point guard Cory Lemons (5'10''-G, college: Cabrini) delivering another solid performance and ending the contest with 26 points, including 9 of 10 from the free throw line, 15 rebounds and 13 assists for his first triple-double in a Rebels uniform. "Forward Stan Bufford (6'4''-G-84, college: W.Michigan) had an impressive game on defense and offense," Rojas said of Stans job. "That type of performance is what international teams are looking for - he had a great game against a great team." Bufford finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocks and two spectacular dunks in the second half.

The Tampa Bay Rebels return to the court this weekend when they face the Florida Flight from Orlando in a key home and home weekend series. The Rebels will host Saturdays game at 7pm at Freedom High School in New Tampa. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the gate or you can purchase them at the RSole store located in University Square Mall. Fans 13 and under will receive free admission to the game. On Sunday, both teams will meet again in Orlando as they work toward solidifying their playoff position. Please visit www.tampabayrebels.com to get the latest information on the Tampa Bay Rebels.



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KORISLIIGA: Bisons inked with Carl Lindbom - by Rauno Hurmalainen

The race between last spring Top-4 teams continues! Bisons (Loimaa), KTP (Kotka), Kataja (Joensuu) and Karhu (Kauhajoki) are getting big "fish" almost weekly, when re-building their rosters and signing new players. The last news comes from Loimaa, where Finnish Champion Bisons have now signed with talented Finnish NT F Carl Lindbom (206-F-91). The contract is model 1+1 years. Lindbom averaged last season 13,3 ppg - 5,0 rpg in 27:59 mpg and 48 contests, when being part of Pyrinto (Tampere) roster.
Earlier Bisons already signed with Finnish NT G Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) and moreover Bisons had NT players Matti Nuutinen (200-PF-90, agency: Blacktop Management) and Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87, college: NC-Greensboro) re-signed. Karhu (Kauhajoki) recently signed with Bosnian PG Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) and Kataja (Joensuu) captured Finnish NT PG Teemu Rannikko (189-PG-80) with a 2-year-contract. Interesting times - at least in these four towns.



KORISLIIGA: Bojan Sarcevic leaving Kotka - by Rauno Hurmalainen

PG Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) from Bosnia and Herzegovina will start 2013-14 his 8th season on top level in Finland, but not anymore in Kotka. Sarcevic played two seasons on KTP roster, but the new host will be Karhu (Kauhajoki). The contract signed is model 1-year. Passed season Sarcevic averaged 10,3 ppg (1 - 90,2%, 2 - 52,7%, 3 - 35,8%), 3,6 rpg, 3,4 apg in 29:15 mpg and 56 contests.
F Mikael Herbert (205-PF-93) instead will attend Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Herbert averaged 7,2 ppg (1 - 71,4%, 2 - 52,7%, 3 - 29,4%) and 2,9 rpg in 23:46 mpg and 24 games, when playing season # 3 on Korihait roster in Finland. Herbert will be among seven newcomers to the Green Wave program Head Coach Ed Conroy has signed during this summer.



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Tariq Kirksay (ex Asefa Estudian.) signs at Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Bucaneros de La Guaira (LPB) landed 34-year old French international forward Tariq Kirksay (199-102kg-79, college: Iona). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Kirksay played recently at Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in Spanish ACB league. In 33 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg this season. The last season he played at Sutor Montegranaro (SerieA) in Italian league. In 13 games he had 6.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg and 2.6spg.
The previous (10-11) season Kirksay played at Cajasol (ACB) in Spain. In 32 games he had 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg that season. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 10.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!).
In 2000 Kirksay was drafted by Long Island Surf (USBL) in first round (7th overall).
He attended Iona College and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Kirksay's team won Russian Cup in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team award in 2011. Kirksay represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg.
Kirksay is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (San Martin de La Rioja), Mexico, France (Sluc Nancy, Besancon, Rueil and JL Bourg) and Russia (Unics Kazan).
Let's have closer look into Kirksay's outlook: The classic all-around player, who can be used at almost every position on the court and has the ability to fill up every statistical cathegory. His great international and minor leagues experience helps him to adapt well to every situation.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Boulazac bring in Justin Rutty - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Justin Rutty (200-F-89, college: Quinnipiac). The forward spent the last season in Switzerland. He played for BBC Nyon. Justin Rutty became the LNA topscorer averaging 20.8 points per game. He also tallied 11.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per appearance. Rutty was named All-Swiss LNA Import Player of the Year. The forward started his pro career in Uruguay in 2011/12 season. He played for Aguada. Justin Rutty notched 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in LUB.


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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. Rice, B.Muenchen15.8 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.7 
 5. Bryant, Ratiopharm15.6 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.8 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Taylor, Art.Dragons14.3 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Lischka, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. Renfroe, Brose B.4.7 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen4.4 
 4. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 6. White, Phoenix4.2 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.3.6 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 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, Le Mans1.4 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Fraport1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.6 
 2. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.1 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Chikoko, TBB Trier0.9 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Brose Baskets claim BBL title - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - EWE Baskets 91:88 (OT)

Brose Baskets claimed the fourth straight BBL title. They swept the title series versus EWE Baskets following a tough overtime win in Bamberg. Bostjan Nachbar (207-PF-80) scored 20 points to pace Brose Baskets to the key victory tonight.
Oldenburg had their backs against the wall after back-to-back losses in the first two games. But they started strong at the hostile territory. The visitors gained a 17:13 lead after the opening frame. EWE Baskets maintained the lead throughout the second period. They ensured a 37:32 halftime lead. Bostjan Nachbar and Alex Renfroe (191-PG-86, college: Belmont) denied the deficit putting the hosts up by one 40:39 midway through the third term. The lead changed hands for several times before Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made it 53:49 for the visitors. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) trimmed the gap at 2-point mark 51:53 at the third break. The teams continued to go toe for toe throughout the fourth period. Bostjan Nachbar almost singlehandedly put the hosts in front 70:68. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) followed an offensive rebound with a put back to make it 70:70. Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) sank two free throws to give Oldenburg a 72:70 lead with under two minutes remaining. Bostjan Nachbar evened the game but Adam Chubb sank another basket to pull the visitors in front 74:72 with just six seconds left in regulation. Brose Baskets set up a three-point attempt for Casey Jacobsen. He missed it but Maik Zirbes tipped the ball in and sent the game into overtime. Casey Jacobsen set the tone with a three-pointer early in the extra period. Bostjan Nachbar soon stretched the lead to 7 points 85:78. Dru Joyce (183-PG-85, agency: LUMANI 10.7, college: Akron) put EWE Baskets within three on several occasions but Casey Jacobsen nailed three free throws late in overtime to seal the victory for Brose Baskets. He finished with 15 points, while Alex Renfroe added 14 points for the winning side. Chris Kramer, Dru Joyce and Adam Chubb answered with 16 points each for EWE Baskets.

Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 20, Casey Jacobsen 15, Alex Renfroe 14
EWE Baskets: Chris Kramer 16, Dru Joyce 16, Adam Chubb 16



Lars Wendt Moves To Science City Jena - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Pro A club Science City Jena announced today the arrival of Lars Wendt (190-SG-92) Wendt is a 20 year old 190cm shooting guard that has a twin brother Ole that plays for Phoenix Hagen.Wendt is a very confident and deadly shooter who can get the "hot hand" very quickly. He is definitely more than a shooter because he has also a transition game, penetration and assists. On d defense he can overplay his opponent and contain one on one. Last season the German played for SG Schwelmer Baskets (ProB, starting five): 31 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 66.7%. "I am looking forward to working with Science City Jena and am thankful for the chance of coach Bjoern Harmsen to give me the chance to establish myself in the Pro A. I hope I can pay back the trust of the coaches with good play. The good Jena concept and perspective were the two reasons for me to come. I am looking forward to the season and hope to reach the playoffs and be capable to make some surprises in the league", stressed Lars Wendt He played with paderborn from 2008-2012. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been , German U18 National Team -09-10, German NBBL All-Star Game -10, 11, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 9 games: 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 70.6%, German U20 National Team -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -13, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Runner-Up -13

Source: Science City Jena



The Cuxhaven Bascats Reel In Augie Johnston - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to Eurobasket.com sources PRO A club Cuxhaven Bascats have brought in one of the top Pro B players from last season with Augie Johnston (185-G-86, college: CS Monterey). Johnston is a 26 year old 185cm guard from Atascadero, California that will be playing his fifth professional season in Germany. He played at SC Rist Wedel the last two seasons and was able to improve his scoring each season and last season played 27 games: 19.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 45.4%, FT: 86.5%. He scored in double figures in 26 of 27 games and had 20 or more points 12 times including a 35 point onslaught against the Fraport Skyliners juniors and 40 points against Recklingshausen. He started his basketball career at Cal.St.-Monterey (NCAA2) in 2004 and played tehre until 2008. In hiss enior year he played 26 games: 15.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: NCAA2-2 (50.0%), FT: 80.5%. In 2009-2010, he started his professional basketball career for Velbert Baskets (Germany-2.Regionalliga, starting five): 9 games: 28.4ppg. In 2010-2011, he played for SpVgg Rattelsdorf Independents (Germany-Regionalliga, starting five): 25 games: 29.8ppg. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been All tournament team in the Ron Logsdon Classic, Sonoma State -07, Awarded Wilson's CCAA Player of the Week -07, 11th in scoring in the CCAA -07Led the CCAA in 3pt% -07, Awarded second team all CCAA -08, Scored 31 points against Fresno St. (NCAAI) -08, Awarded Wilson's CCAA Player of the Week -08All tournament team in the Thanksgiving Classic, Notre Dame -08, Led CCAA in 3pt% -08, 6th leading scorer in CCAA -08, 6th all time leading scorer in CSUMB history -08, All-CCAA 2nd Team -08, Second highest 3pt% in the U.S. (NCAAII) -08, German 2. Regionalliga West Runner-Up -10, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East 1st Team -11, German 2.Regionalliga (North-North Group) Runner-Up -11, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -13, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Runner-Up -13


Leo Padberg Back With The Finke Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Leo Padberg (200-F-91) is no unknown face to team Finke Baskets as he played one pro A game in the 2010-2011 season as he played a game against Essen and now is back again. Padberg is a 22 year old 201cm forward that played for TV 1864 Salzkotten (Regionalliga) the last two seasons and last year played 23 games: 11.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 55.7%, 3Pts: 32.8%, FT: 67.5%. "Fur Leo is the next step the pro A. He can be inserted in many positions and has a very good understanding of the game", stressed head coach Martin Kruger. The 22 year old German also sees the pro A as the right choice. "I decided to come back because I developed the last three seasons with Salzkotten and want to play at a higher level. . I await a challenge to improve at this level. I will give everything to hopefully get many wins", added leo Padberg.

Souce: Finke Baskets



Brandon Robinson Signs With BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Pro A team BV Chemnitz have snatched up Brandon Robinson (198-F-89, college: Clayton St.) who is a player that has no problem scoring the basketball. Robinson is a 23 year old 198cm forward from Lake Wales, Florida that besides scoring is very fast, can get steals and oppponents should never give him any space. He showed his scoring touch the last few years in Canada and last season played for Halifax Rainmen (Canada-NBL Canada, starting five), released in Dec.'12: NBLCanada: 12 games: 14.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 42.4%, 3FGP: 18.5%, FT: 76.4%, later that month moved to Summerside Storm (Canada-NBL Canada): 34 games: Score-2 (22.8ppg), 7.0rpg, 3.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 80.6%. "Brandon is very talented that offensively is very dangerous and very versatile. He mostly will play the small forward position, but on occasion can play shooting guard", stressed BV Chemnitz head coach Felx Scheier. Robinson started his basketball career in 2007 with
Seminole CC (NJCAA). He then moved to Clayton St. (NCAA2) where he played his last two seasons as a college student. In his senior year he played 29 games: 20.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 81.3%. In 2011-2012, he started his professional basketball career for Oshawa Power (Canada-NBL, starting five): 36 games: Score-1 (19.9ppg), 6.8rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 74.0%, in Apr.'12 moved to Cincinnati Slam (UBA): 1 game: 22pts, 8rebs, 1stl. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been PeachBelt Tournament Semifinals -10, PeachBelt West Division Co-Regular Season Runner-Up -11, All-PeachBelt 1st Team -11, NABC Division II All-Southeast Region 1st Team -11, NBL Canada All Star Game -12 (MVP), 13, USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 2nd Team -12, USBasket.com UBA All-Playoffs Team -12, SEBL Metro A-League North Division Champion -12, NBL Canada Regular Season Runner-Up -13, NBL Canada Finalist -13, USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Forward of the Year -13, and USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 1st Team -13


Source: BV Chemnitz








Hordur Vilhjalmsson Leaves the Mitteldeutscher BC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Beko BBL team MBC got bad news in that Hordur Vilhjalmsson will no longer play for the Weissenfels team. Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (194-PG-88) is a 24 year old 194cm guard from Iceland that played the last two seasons with MBC. Last season he played 34 games averaging 9,4ppg, 2,1rpg and 3,0apg. He decided to make use of the clause in his contract giving him the possibility to move on and not stay until 2014. "We are very sad that it came to this, because we would have liked to have continued working with him. We hope that he will reach his goal and find the team that he wants", stated MBC manager Martin Geissler. He scored in double figures 18 times including a 21 point game against Oldenburg and two 10 assist games. "I am very surprised about this since we were planning with him. I think it would had been an important step for him to stay one more year here. I wish him all the best and thank hm for two great years. Now we look for a replacement", added MBC head coach Silvano Poropat.

Source: MBC



Alex Harris Moves To The Walter Tigers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After playing his first two profewssional seasons in Poland, Alex Harris (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) has found a home in Germany and will play with his third team in four seasons moving to the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Harris is a 27 year old 196cm guard from Alameda, California that last season played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. he played 26 games averaging 7,7ppg, 2,3rpg and 1,9apg. After scoring in double figures his first two seasons with Ludwigsburg, the American lost his scoring touch last season, but had to battle injuries. However he knows that Tuebingen is the right place to further his career. "Coach Igor Perovic always told me that he believes in my qualities and that I need to find them again. The trust of a coach is very important. Another reason for coming is the fact that Johannes Lischka plays there. We played in Ludwigsburg together and understand each other. He is one of the best players in the Beko BBL. The last reason for coming are the fans and club. I was in Tuebingen when I played for ludwigsburg and met many nice people. I also heard only positive things about the club", stressed Alex Harris. Tigers head coach Igor Perovic is also happy about the arrival of Alex harris. "He brings a lot of experience. He is an excellent shooter, transition player and in one on one very effective. We want to get him back to playing the way he did with Ludwigsburg. he is very motivated and we want to give him that trust. He will be an important factor in our offense", warned Igor Perovic. Harris started his basketball career in 2004 for UCSB (NCAA) where he played until 2008. He played a total of 117 NCAA games and in his senior year played 31 games: 20.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.0%, 3Pts: 42.3%, FT: 81.2%. In 2008-2009 he became a professional player and played for PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBE, starting five): Eurocup: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg; Polish League: 34 games: 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 82.7%. The next season he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 30 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.5%. In his first season with Ludwigsburg in 2010, he played 34 games: Score-4 (16.0ppg), 2.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 42.8%, FT: 80.8%. In 2011-2012 for Ludwigsburg he played 32 games: 12.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 76.9%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been BWC All-Freshmen Team -05, NABC All-NCAA District 15 2nd Team -07, All-Big West 1st Team -07, 08, NABC Division I All-District 15 Second Team -08, All-Big West Co-Player of the Year -08, Big West Regular Season Champion -08, DiGiorno College All-Star Game -08, Polish Cup Semifinals -09, Polish League Regular Season Runner-Up -09, Polish League Finalist -09, Polish League All-Star Game -10
German Bundesliga All-Star Game -11, and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -11

Source: Walter tIgers Tuebingen








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Standings

IBL Standings
Continental
 1. Bellingham S. 12-2 
 2. Vancouver V. 12-4 
 3. Portland C. 11-5 
 4. Salem S. 8-8 
 5. Nippon T. 1-12 
International
 1. Olympia R. 1-0 
 2. Kitsap A. 1-4 
 3. Seattle F. 0-2 
 4. East Bay PB 0-3 
 5. LoneStar S. 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 9

Jun. 14: Salem S. - Portland C. 96-106
Jun. 16: Bellingham S. - Nippon T. 142-106
Jun. 15: Portland C. - Nippon T. 141-83
Jun. 16: Seattle F. - Vancouver V. 110-122
Jun. 18: Nippon T. - Portland C.


Stevenson leads Slam in rout of Tornadoes - by Kip Leonetti

The Bellingham Slam returned to their winning ways with a 142-106 rout and a season series sweep of the Japan Tornadoes at Pierce College in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday.
In what was by far their most competitive outing of their three match-ups with the Slam, the Tornadoes, bolstered by the addition of several American "import" players, jumped out to a seven-point lead midway through the first quarter and led 27-25 at the break.
The Slam finally found their groove in the second quarter, using a 23-7 run in the quarter to take a 48-37 lead with 3:25 left in the half. Bellingham carried a 56-41 lead into the intermission.
The Tornadoes stayed within striking distance well into the third quarter until a late run by the Slam in the period's final five minutes pushed their advantage from 17 to 27, at 103-76.
The fourth quarter was mostly procedural as neither team showed much intensity. Nine straight points from guards Andrew Ready (6'1''-PG, college: W.Washington) and Rico Wilkins (6'0''-PG-88, college: W.Washington) made the score 139-102 with two minutes left.
Bellingham (12-2) was led by the 27 points of guard Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81, college: W.Washington), while Wilkins finished with 23. Veteran guard Scott Freymond (6'2''-G-80, college: C.Washington), who last played for the Slam in 2007, suited up to bolster a lineup which was missing several key figures and impressed with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. In the post, center Blake Poole (6'5''-C-88, college: St.Martin's) posted another double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Japan (1-12) guard Marcus Bradford (6'4''-G-85, college: Columbia) forced his was into position as the game's scoring leader with 40 points on 15-for-41 shooting. Guard Masaharu Kataoka (6'3''-G-85) was the leading Japanese player on the squad with 13 points.
The Slam return home for their next game on Friday, June 21 when they entertain the Vancouver Volcanoes. A 7 p.m. tip-off is set for Whatcom Pavilion.



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Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team 2013
Gal Mekel
Mekel
Donta Smith
Smith
Scotty Hopson
Hopson
Frank Hassell
Hassell
Adrian Uter
Uter

Player of the Year: Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Maccabi Haifa
Guard of the Year:
Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi Haifa
Forward of the Year:
Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Maccabi Haifa
Center of the Year:
Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon
Domestic Player of the Year: Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi Haifa
Import Player of the Year: Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Maccabi Haifa
Defensive Player of the Year: Julian Wright (203-F-87) of Maccabi Rishon
Coach of the Year: Brad Greenberg of Maccabi Haifa

1st Team
PG: Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi Haifa
SF: Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Maccabi Haifa
G: Scotty Hopson (200-G-89) of Hapoel Eilat
F: Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon
F/C: Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84) of
Maccabi Rishon

2nd Team
C: Shawn James (207-C-83) of Maccabi T-A
G/F: Devin Smith (196-G/F-83) of Maccabi T-A
G/F: Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85) of Maccabi Haifa
G/F: Deron Washington (201-G/F-85) of Netanya
PG: Afik Nissim (186-PG-81) of Hapoel Eilat

3rd Team
PG: Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85) of Maccabi T-A
F: Julian Wright (203-F-87) of Maccabi Rishon
F: Diamon Simpson (201-F-87) of Maccabi Ashdod
F/C: Eli Holman (208-F/C-89) of Hapoel Eilat
G: Jerome Dyson (191-G-87) of Hapoel Holon




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Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 21
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.0 
 2. Ware, Novipiu Casa.20.4 
 3. Young, Upea CdO19.5 
 4. Mays, Givova S.18.8 
 5. Marigney, Cocodril.18.8 
 6. Roderick, LeGamber.18.6 
 7. Green, Novipiu Cas.18.2 
 8. Walker, Prima Vero.17.9 
 9. Jenkins, C.de L.17.7 
 10. Battle, Upea CdO17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.6 
 2. Todic, Khimik9.9 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.9.9 
 4. Mosley, Biancobl.9.1 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.9.0 
 6. George, Upea CdO9.0 
 7. Butkevicius, Novip.8.4 
 8. Gandini, AcegasAp.8.1 
 9. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.0 
 10. Toppo, Giorgo T.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERNANDEZ
  C.de L.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Fernandez, C.de L.4.8 
 2. Green, Sigma B.4.7 
 3. Pecile, Biancobl.4.6 
 4. Gay, Aget S.4.3 
 5. Roderick, LeGamber.4.3 
 6. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 7. Ware, Novipiu Casa.4.2 
 8. Walker, Prima Vero.3.6 
 9. Marigney, Cocodril.3.3 
 10. Guarino, FCM F.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Donato CUTOLO
  Biancobl.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cutolo, Biancobl.2.7 
 2. James, FCM F.2.3 
 3. George, Upea CdO2.3 
 4. Mays, Givova S.2.3 
 5. Fernandez, C.de L.2.2 
 6. Forray, Pall.Trento2.1 
 7. Guarino, FCM F.2.1 
 8. Green, Novipiu Cas.2.0 
 9. Filloy, AcegasAp.2.0 
 10. Vitali, Biancobl.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.8 
 2. Mosley, Biancobl.1.8 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.3 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 5. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.1 
 6. James, FCM F.1.1 
 7. Roderick, LeGamber.1.0 
 8. Butkevicius, Novip.0.9 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.9 
 10. Brkic, C.de L.0.8 


Paul Marigney (ex Prima Veroli) is a newcomer at Cocodrilos - by Eurobasket News

Cocodrilos de Caracas (LPB) added to their roster 31-year old American guard Paul Marigney (192-92kg-82, college: St.Mary's, CA). He just played at Prima Veroli in Italian Lega2. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg this season. Marigney also played at Aget Service (Lega2) in Italy that season. In 10 games he averaged remarkable 20.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. He also spent pre-season at VL Pesaro (SerieA) in Italian league that year. The last season (11/12) Marigney played at Givova Scafati (Lega2) in Italian league. In 37 games he averaged great 21.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Marigney's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2005.
He has played previously professionally in France (JDA Dijon) and Italy (Trenkwalder RE, Pavia, Naturhouse Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo).
Marigney attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2005 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic player, with inside and outside dimensions, even if his long distance shooting sometimes disappears. Needs to improve his defensive skills, has yet upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Lega2 Round 3 of Finals. Brescia cut the deficit with home win - by Eurobasket News

C.de Latte BRE - Giorgo Tesi PT 70-55

Brescia have risen to the occasion in the second half and claimed a vital home win over Pistoia in the championship series. Brescia are still down 1-2 in the best-of-five series. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 46-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. C.de Latte BRE made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. C.de Latte BRE outrebounded Tuscany Pistoia 37-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American swingman J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. The former international power forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Antonio Graves (191-85, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Two Points) answered with 11 points and 4 assists and Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 14 points in the effort for Tuscany Pistoia.
Top scorers:
C.de Latte BRE: J.Giddens 25+14reb, D.Brkic 16+4reb+5ast, N.Barlos 15+5reb+1ast, J.Fernandez 4+3reb+3ast, F.Loschi 2, E.Lombardi 2
Giorgo Tesi PT: M.Hicks 14+1reb, A.Graves 11+4reb+4ast, D.Fajardo 7+5reb+1ast, G.Meini 5+2reb+1ast, F.Toppo 4+5reb, G.Galanda 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 242055



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VEF Riga landed 25-year old Arturs Berzins - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga landed 25-year old Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) for the next season. The player just left BK Ventspils.
Berzins managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 27 LBL games he averaged 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Berzins also played 12 games in EuroChallenge where he had 10.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention. Berzins also played 22 games in Baltic League where he had 9.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship. The last season Berzins played also at Ventspils. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 24 LBL games he had 9.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg. Berzins also played 15 games in EuroChallenge where he had 10.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Berzins also played 2 games in Eurocup where he had 4.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he played 21 games in Baltic League where he had 7.9ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.0apg.
He was also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Berzins played for Latvian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008. He represented Latvia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg.



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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. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 4. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 5. Khatib, Champville26.1 
 6. Spencer, Al Riyadi24.5 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.8 
 8. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh23.1 
 10. Sims, Sagesse22.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Fraser, Byblos16.9 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.7 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 5. Hill, Jiang Xi10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.4 
 7. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.2 
 8. Perry, Hoops9.1 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.9 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.3 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.6 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.0 
 8. Khatib, Champville4.9 
 9. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed4.8 
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 Riyadi1.9 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Spencer, Al Riyadi1.6 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 2. Hill, Jiang Xi2.5 
 3. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.6 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 5. Fraser, Byblos1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 
 10. Freije, Amchit0.8 


Julian Khazzouh a Mysterious story. - by Elie Khoury

Arguably that was the biggest signing in Lebanese Basketball History, a very big investment of 2 millions USD on a 6 years long deal.
Julian Khazzouh (209-C-86) didn't just give hope to thousands of Sagesse fans, that their historical era has finally returned , but most importantly The Lebanese Big guy coming from Australia gave hope for 4 millions Lebanese people , who always had a dream of seeing their National Team winning Asia .

At first, Julian's signing opened a much bigger non-basketball related problem. Julian Previously played in Israel , and as the Lebanese Laws state, any lebanese citizen is not allowed to enter Israel ( occupied Palestine ) and return back to Lebanon. ( This Law is applicable to foreigners as well )
To make it short, Sagesse went to the court of justice and won a case that allowed julian to play in the Lebanese league as a local player. The were able to win that case , because they showed the tremendous need our National Team for Julian's presence .
On several occasions, Sagesse's president Elie Mechantaf attacked whoever fought against Julian eligibility of playing here by accusing them of ignoring the higher interest and the best of our National Team.
Coach Fouad Abou Chakra stated on the day sagesse published the signing of Julian, that julian will play for the National Team, and he is what this Team needs.

Today, and at 43 days away from the first Asian cup game, Julian Khazzouh still didn't join nor gave his final answer about joining.
News all over the country circles around the sagessian Coach, Fouad abou Chakra who got the biggest influence on Julian, is playing a very negative role in pushing the player away from the National Team, despite the coach's statements to the media, that he will work all his power to convince julian in joining .

Like We all stood next to you when you first came here, we fought our political roots, We expected you to fight for joining our National team, who was supposed to be YOUR National team.

The Failure of the National Team is nothing but the Failure of our Country in all what it means, not a coaching staff or a federation. Coach Fouad , All fans of all Teams, urge you to work for the greater patriotic reason.



Early off-season move: Riyadi lands Ali Haidar for 3 years. - by Rabih Khoury

In an early off-season move, Pro Sports Management announced that Riyadi Club succeeded to ink Lebanese-Canadian Star Ali Haidar (201-F-90). Haidar is one of the best Lebanese rising stars who just finished his 4th season in Michigan Tech in NCAA D2 where he was one of the best players in this division. In 2011-2012 Haidar played 28 games and notched 19.1ppg, 9.4apg, 1.5apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 74.5%. While this season, in 2013 he played 30 games and had: 24.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 74.2%.

By signing Haidar, Riyadi opened an early hot off-season for a season that did not finish as everyone wished.!!

Below is Haidar's Awards/Achievements:
GLIAC Tournament Semifinals -11, 12
GLIAC All-Tournament Team -11
All-GLIAC North Division 1st Team -11
Lebanese National Team -11
All-GLIAC Player of the Year -12, 13
All-GLIAC 1st Team -12, 13
GLIAC North Division Regular Season Co-Champion -12
NABC Division II All-Midwest Region 2nd Team -12
NABC Division II All-Midwest Region 1st Team -13
Reese's Division II College All-Star Game -13



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Lithuania University Team stun Russia U20 - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania University Team - Russia U20 110:71

Lithuania University Team stun Russia U20 in the first game of the friendly clash between two sides. The home side posted a comfortable 110:71 win in the opener.
Lithuania University Team started the game with a 27-22 rally and erupted with a 33-16 surge in the second frame. Moreover the hosts dominated the second half and won another two quarters. Lithuania University Team won the third period 27-15 and then finished the game with 23-17 in the last stanza.
Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) as well as Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) netted 15 each. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) added 12, whilst Butkevicius had 10. Denis Zakharov (193-PG-93) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Evstafev had 11. Alexander Zakharov (204-F/G-93) and Vladislav Trushkin (201-F-93) followed them with 10 points apiece.
On Monday Lithuania U20 will take on Russia U20.

Lithuania University Team: Eimantas Bendzius 17, Adomas Drungilas 15, Vytenis Cizauskas 15, Gediminas Orelikas 12, Butkevicius 10
Russia U20: Denis Zakharov 16, Evstafev 11, Alexander Zakharov 10, Vladislav Trushkin 10



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Zrenjanin Trophy 2013 : Montenegro U20 lose against Serbia U20 - by Dragan Scepanovic

SERBIA U20 - MONTENEGRO U20 69:49 (21:10, 14:9, 13:9, 21:21).

For 1 points : Serbia 29-21 (72%) , Montenegro 25-16 (64%)
For 2 points : Serbia 29-15 (52%) , Montenegro 23-5 (32%)
For 3 points : Serbia 17-6 (35%) , Montenegro 18-4 (22%)
Ass. : Serbia 13 , Montenegro 11
Reb. : Serbia 39 (30+9) , Montenegro 21 (16+5)
Still ball : Serbia 6 , Montenegro 5
Block : Serbia 2 , Montenegro 0
Lose : Serbia 20 , Montenegro 16


SERBIA U20: Reljic, Krstic 6, Ivan Marinkovic (208-F/C-93) 10, Campara, Avramovic 8, Miljenovic 7, Tasic 7, Bojic 6, Milosevic 5, Nemanja Bezbradica (204-F/C-93, agency: Beo Basket) 12, Miskovic 2, Zecevi, Pejic 3, Gavrilovic 3.

MONTENEGRO U20: Fatic 7, Kasalica, Pavicevic, Musovic, Vusovic, Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) 12, Latkovic 3, Mikovic 11, Sredanovic, Danilo Nikolic (205-C-93) 10, Pavic 4, Pajovic, Starovlah, Mrdak 2.

STANDING , after Round 2. :

1. SERBIA U20 2 2 0 148-103 4
2. SERBIA U19 2 1 1 147-123 3
3. MONTENEGRO U20 2 1 1 122-132 3
4. UKRAINA U19 2 0 2 114-163 2





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Blake Riggen To Play Basketball for Northwestern Red Raiders - by Stephan Ditgens

Blake Riggen (Pella, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Riggen is a 63 guard who played two years for the Pella Christian High School basketball team. Riggen averaged eight points, 3.6 rebounds and over two assists and steals per game in leading his team to a 20-5 record and state tournament berth as a senior. Riggen earned first team all-conference honors and plans to major in radiology at Northwestern. He is the son of Jeff and Shelly.

Blake is a great young man and a proven winner, commented head Northwestern basketball coach Kris Korver. He understands the game and has been coached very well throughout his career. We are excited to have Blake as a part of the Northwestern College basketball program.

courtesy of www.nwcraiders.com



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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.28.5 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.4 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.0 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.20.5 
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. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.10.7 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.1 
 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. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 8. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 10. Parker, San A.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. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 10. Iguodala, Denver1.7 
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.2.5 
 4. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 5. Duncan, San A.2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Gasol, Memphis G.1.8 
 10. Davis, N.Orleans1.8 


Spurs are one win away from NBA title - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio S. - Miami Heat 114-104
The San Antonio Spurs are one win away from a fifth National Basketball Association title after a 114-104 victory against the defending-champion Miami Heat. Emanuel Ginobili (6'6''-SG-77, agency: Interperformances) made his first start for the Spurs this season and contributed 24 points, 10 assists and a spark for San Antonio's offense last night at the AT&T Center. Danny Green (6'6''-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) hit six three-pointers to set a NBA Finals record with 25 in the series, Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) had 26 points and Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) added 17 points and 12 rebounds to help the Spurs grab a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. The series returns to Miami for Game 6 tomorrow. 'We all knew how important this game was and we needed a win,' Emanuel Ginobili said. 'We couldn't go to Miami needing both games. So a great opportunity now, one win away.' The Heat won Games 2 and 4 after falling behind 1-0 and 2-1 in the series and need another victory to force a decisive seventh game on June 20 in Miami. The Heat last lost back-to-back games on Jan. 8 and 10, yet Miami also hasn't won consecutive playoff games since its second-round series against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) and Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) each scored 25 points last night for the Heat, while Ray Allen had 21 points off the bench. After a 16-point home loss in Game 4, the Spurs jumped out to an early lead and then withstood several runs by the Heat. San Antonio closed the first quarter with a 15-2 scoring run to break open a 17-17 tie and open a 32-19 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Each time Miami rallied, the Spurs answered. When the Heat pulled within 61-60 with 10:42 remaining in the third quarter, the Spurs responded with seven straight points, including a three-pointer by Green, who broke Allen's record of 22 three-pointers in an NBA Finals series. After the Heat again cut the deficit to one point, at 75-74, the Spurs closed the third quarter with a 12-1 run fueled by seven points from Emanuel Ginobili, who became the first player to start in the NBA Finals after not starting a game all season since Marcus Camby for the New York Knicks in 1999. 'We tried to really push the pace,' Emanuel Ginobili said. San Antonio, which made 60 percent of its shots, also scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter and extended its advantage to as many 20 points. 'Once we got it back to one and felt we weathered the storm, we missed a couple shots we're accustomed to making and it snowballed down the hill from there,' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at his post-game news conference. 'We just didn't show the mental resolve we needed to.' The Heat got within 109-100 with 2:01 left before Parker hit a driving layup and Green nailed another three-pointer to finish with 24 points. Since the Spurs won Game 1 of the series 92-88, the past four games have been decided by an average of 20.3 points. San Antonio's last title came after the 2006-07 season, while the Spurs also won championships in 1999, 2003 and 2005. Courtesy of: businessweek.com



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  NEW ZEALAND   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Benny ANTHONY
  OceanaGo.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Anthony, OceanaGo.22.3 
 2. Wright, OceanaGo.22.3 
 3. Conklin, Southland21.4 
 4. Pace, Nelson G.21.0 
 5. Jones, Hub Jets20.3 
 6. Tait, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.19.6 
 8. Greene, HBS B.19.6 
 9. Leasure, Taranaki.19.5 
 10. Atkinson, Waika.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Atkinson, Waika.14.8 
 2. Horvath, Hub Jets14.3 
 3. Conklin, Southland9.7 
 4. Gabriel, Taranaki.9.7 
 5. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.8 
 6. Bailey, Super C.8.6 
 7. Anthony, OceanaGo.8.4 
 8. Markson, Wellingt.8.2 
 9. Greene, HBS B.8.2 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.1 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.8.0 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets6.6 
 4. Leasure, Taranaki.5.4 
 5. Buck, Super City R.4.6 
 6. Webster, Waika.4.2 
 7. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.3.8 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.5 
 10. Boucher, Wellingt.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris HAGAN
  Hub Jets
  (181-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hagan, Hub Jets3.1 
 2. Braswell, Southlan.2.8 
 3. Dickel, OceanaGo.2.5 
 4. Greene, HBS B.2.3 
 5. Martin, Southlan.2.3 
 6. Boucher, Wellingt.2.3 
 7. Leasure, Taranaki.2.2 
 8. Tait, Wellington S.2.0 
 9. O''Riley, Super C.1.8 
 10. Webster, Waika.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.1 
 2. Gabriel, Taranaki.2.0 
 3. Tisby, OceanaGo.1.8 
 4. Frank, Wellington1.7 
 5. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.1.0 
 8. Dawson, Southlan.0.9 
 9. Bolstad, Super C.0.8 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.0.8 



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.6 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.23.9 
 3. Macklin, Barang.23.3 
 4. Bowles, San M.22.7 
 5. Sundov, Rain o.22.1 
 6. David, Global Port21.9 
 7. Dozier, Alaska Aces20.1 
 8. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
 9. Castro, Talk N Te.14.0 
 10. Cardona, Meralco13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces17.3 
 2. Dawson, Meralco16.0 
 3. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.4 
 4. Bowles, San M.15.2 
 5. Macklin, Barang.14.7 
 6. Sundov, Rain o.12.5 
 7. Abueva, Alaska Ac.8.6 
 8. Pingris, San M.7.8 
 9. Santos, Petron B.7.1 
 10. Aguilar, Global P.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ross, Meralco9.2 
 2. Cabagnot, Petron5.2 
 3. Casio, Alaska Aces5.0 
 4. Tenorio, Barang.5.0 
 5. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.8 
 6. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 7. Urbiztondo, Barang.4.5 
 8. Lee, Rain or Shine4.2 
 9. Barroca, San M.3.8 
 10. Devance, San M.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dawson, Meralco3.1 
 2. Barroca, San M.1.9 
 3. Tenorio, Barang.1.9 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.8 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.6 
 6. Urbiztondo, Barang.1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Arboleda, Air21 E.1.1 
 9. Castro, Talk N Te.1.0 
 10. Intal, Barako Bull1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.8 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.4 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.1 
 4. Dawson, Meralco1.9 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Macklin, Barang.0.9 
 7. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 8. Pennisi, Barako Bu.0.8 
 9. Raymundo, Barang.0.7 
 10. Devance, San M.0.7 



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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 21-12 
 2. Quebradillas 21-13 
 3. Santurce 20-13 
 4. Guaynabo 19-14 
 5. Mayaguez 18-16 
 6. Guayama 17-16 
 7. Humacao 16-17 
 8. Arecibo 16-17 
 9. Bayamon 9-24 
 10. San German 9-24 

Regular Season: Round 40

Jun. 15: Guaynabo - Bayamon 94-87
Jun. 16: Arecibo - San German 89-72
Jun. 15: Guayama - Ponce 84-73
Jun. 16: Quebradillas - Humacao 84-67

Regular Season: Round 41

Jun. 17: Guayama - Guaynabo
Jun. 18: Humacao - Bayamon
Jun. 18: Ponce - Quebradillas
Jun. 19: Santurce - Guayama
Jun. 19: Guaynabo - Arecibo


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Harris, Ponce21.2 
 2. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 3. Carmona, Humacao19.8 
 4. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.6 
 5. Diogu, Ponce19.6 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo19.1 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Huertas, Quebradil.17.0 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo12.4 
 2. Harris, Ponce10.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.8 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 5. Diogu, Ponce8.6 
 6. Phillip, San German8.5 
 7. Carmona, Humacao8.3 
 8. Harrellson, Chongq.8.2 
 9. Graterol, Arecibo8.0 
 10. Shannon, Bayamon8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  Mayaguez
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Hamilton, Mayaguez5.4 
 2. Lisch, Quebradillas5.3 
 3. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.3 
 4. Rivera, Ponce4.8 
 5. Clemente, Humacao4.8 
 6. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 7. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 8. Coronado, Guayama3.8 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Copeland, San G.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.1 
 2. Balkman, Guayama1.9 
 3. Coronado, Guayama1.7 
 4. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.6 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.5 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 7. Lisch, Quebradillas1.4 
 8. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
 9. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 10. Rivera, Ponce1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Penn, Humacao2.4 
 2. Harrellson, Chongq.1.5 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Balkman, Guayama1.4 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Aubry, Mayaguez1.3 
 8. Gates, Guayama1.2 
 9. Santiago, Guaynabo1.1 
 10. Scott, Humacao1.1 



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  ROMANIA   


BC Timisoara announced American Anthony Lee-Ingram - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara announced American Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88, agency: Beo Basket, college: Brescia, KY) for 2013/2014 season. The player will come from FYR Macedonia.
Last year he played for KK Kumanovo 2009 in FYR Macedonia. Lee-Ingram managed to play in three leagues in two countries that year. In 15 Prva Liga games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 9 games in Balkan League where he had 14.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg. Lee-Ingram also played at Omonia (Division A) in Cypriot league earlier that season. In 7 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Asker Aliens (BLNO) in Norwegian league. In 22 games Anthony Lee-Ingram had also great stats: 21.0ppg, 12.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous summer Anthony Lee-Ingram played at Hawks (SBL) in Australian league. In 31 games he had also great stats: 28.4ppg, 14.8rpg and 2.8apg.



Branko Cuic comes back to U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Branko Cuic (197-G-78) comes back to U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. The Montenegrin player comes back to the team where he played in 2009-2011.
Last season Cuic played at Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 42 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 5.4apg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. The last season Cuic played at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 39 games he had 9.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 4.5apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the cup final. Cuic also played 9 games in Balkan League where he had 6.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.8apg. He won Romanian League championship title in 2011.



Andrija Ciric remains with Targu-Mures - by Eurobasket News

Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: BeoExcell) remains with Targu-Mures for 2013/2014 season. In 39 Liga Nationala games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The 2011/2012 season Ciric played at PVSK Pannon (A Division) in Hungarian league. In 26 games he was second best scorer with impressive 22.0ppg and recorded 5.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. The most of previous (10-11) season he spent at Keflavik (Dominos League) in Iceland. In 13 games he had very remarkable stats: 17.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg that season. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Indeed an impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Bosmans Team. Ciric also spent pre-season at Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol (Division A) in Cypriot league earlier that year. In four games he had 10.3ppg and 3.3rpg. He won Hungarian League championship title in 2008.



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  RUSSIA   


Vedishchev:"Yogev Ohayon belong to us" - by Vladimir Lobanov

Lokomotiv Kuban President Andrey Vedishchev has confirmed that most of the squad of the Eurocup winning team will stay.
In an interview in Russia he summarized the season as a "very successful" and already looking for next season.
"Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances),Simas Jasaitis (202-SF-82),Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska),Sergey Bykov (190-G-83),Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group), Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) has all valid contracts for next season" said Vedishchev.
On The star of the team Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida):"He has an NBA escape clause this summer,if he won't get a contract offer so he will continue".
On Yogev Ohayon (187-PG-87) case,Vedishchev said:"We singed a two year deal with Ohayon last summer.We paid Maccabi Tel-Aviv the Buyout clause so he is our player from this summer,period"




Argentina U19 posts an initial win over Russia U19 - by Eurobasket News

Russia U19-Argentina U19 60:64

Argentina U19 posts an initial win over Russia U19 in Day 3 of the Dubrovnik International Tournament. Argentina needed the final push for 64:60 win and finished third in Croatia. The Russian team remained winless and ended up on the last position.
Argentina opened the game with 20-14 lead and added 12-11 rally in the second period. Russia however was too far to give up and erupted with a 22-9 surge in the third quarter. Argentina later replied with a 23-13 final push and sealed the victory. Igor Kanygin (207-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Illinsky posted 17 points each for Russia.
Croatia U19 wins Dubrovnik Tournament with 4 participating teams. The home side of the event posted three victories in three games. In Day 3 Croatia U19 rolled over Brazil U19 67:53. The latter finished second with 2-1 record.



Lithuania University Team stun Russia U20 - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania University Team - Russia U20 110:71

Lithuania University Team stun Russia U20 in the first game of the friendly clash between two sides. The home side posted a comfortable 110:71 win in the opener.
Lithuania University Team started the game with a 27-22 rally and erupted with a 33-16 surge in the second frame. Moreover the hosts dominated the second half and won another two quarters. Lithuania University Team won the third period 27-15 and then finished the game with 23-17 in the last stanza.
Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) as well as Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) netted 15 each. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) added 12, whilst Butkevicius had 10. Denis Zakharov (193-PG-93) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Evstafev had 11. Alexander Zakharov (204-F/G-93) and Vladislav Trushkin (201-F-93) followed them with 10 points apiece.
On Monday Lithuania U20 will take on Russia U20.

Lithuania University Team: Eimantas Bendzius 17, Adomas Drungilas 15, Vytenis Cizauskas 15, Gediminas Orelikas 12, Butkevicius 10
Russia U20: Denis Zakharov 16, Evstafev 11, Alexander Zakharov 10, Vladislav Trushkin 10



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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Al Maseerah and Al Salam are newcomers teams for Saudi Arabia League First Division - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Maseerah and Al Salam Clubs will play in Saudia Arabia Premier League for season 2013-2014 ..
The both teams qualified to this division and they clinch the 1st and 2nd positions in the 2nd division .. at the other hand Al Jubail and Al Nasr failed to stay in the premier league and they finished the league in the last 2 positions ..

Season 2013-2014 probably start in November .. the full schedule didnot release yet



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  SENEGAL   


Boniface Ndong announced retirement - by Eurobasket News

Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) announced retirement. The Senegalese player spent his last season with Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul and won the title.
Few days ago Boniface Ndong won the title with Galatasaray as the latter triumphed at 2012/2013 season as they won the Final series against Banvit 4-1. Galatasaray added 76:58 win in Game 4 and became the Champions.
The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. Banvit BK managed to win fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Cenk Akyol who scored 22 points. Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo chipped in 15 points and 8 assists. The former international guard Serkan Erdogan produced 11 points and 5 assists and Serbian center Vladimir Stimac added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Boniface Ndong averaged 8.8 points in the Turkish League in his last season.



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  SERBIA   


Jaka Blazic on his way to Crvena zvezda? - by Igor Obradovic

After resigning a contract with DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena zvezda would at the earliest possible time could get another huge sign.

Slovenian player with Euroleague experience, Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) close to signing a contract with the Belgrade club.

Blazic this season in 52 games averaged 28.9 minutes in the game, had 13.7 points per game, 45.4% for two points, 33.6%, 76.5% from the free throw line, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals per game average index of 12.



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  SLOVAKIA   


Slovakian Anton Gavel wins the title abroad - by Eurobasket News

Slovakian Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) wins the title abroad as his Brose Baskets claimed the fourth straight BBL title in Germany. They swept the title series versus EWE Baskets following a tough overtime win in Bamberg. Bostjan Nachbar scored 20 points to pace Brose Baskets to the key victory tonight.
Oldenburg had their backs against the wall after back-to-back losses in the first two games. But they started strong at the hostile territory. The visitors gained a 17:13 lead after the opening frame. EWE Baskets maintained the lead throughout the second period. They ensured a 37:32 halftime lead. Bostjan Nachbar and Alex Renfroe denied the deficit putting the hosts up by one 40:39 midway through the third term. The lead changed hands for several times before Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made it 53:49 for the visitors. Casey Jacobsen trimmed the gap at 2-point mark 51:53 at the third break. The teams continued to go toe for toe throughout the fourth period. Bostjan Nachbar almost singlehandedly put the hosts in front 70:68. Adam Chubb followed an offensive rebound with a put back to make it 70:70. Chris Kramer sank two free throws to give Oldenburg a 72:70 lead with under two minutes remaining. Bostjan Nachbar evened the game but Adam Chubb sank another basket to pull the visitors in front 74:72 with just six seconds left in regulation. Brose Baskets set up a three-point attempt for Casey Jacobsen. He missed it but Maik Zirbes tipped the ball in and sent the game into overtime. Casey Jacobsen set the tone with a three-pointer early in the extra period. Bostjan Nachbar soon stretched the lead to 7 points 85:78. Dru Joyce put EWE Baskets within three on several occasions but Casey Jacobsen nailed three free throws late in overtime to seal the victory for Brose Baskets. He finished with 15 points, while Alex Renfroe added 14 points for the winning side. Chris Kramer, Dru Joyce and Adam Chubb answered with 16 points each for EWE Baskets.
Anton Gavel averaged 12.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 79.4% in EuroLeague and had 14.8 points per game in BBL.



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  SLOVENIA   


Bostjan Nachbar paced his team to the fourth straight BBL title - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets claimed the fourth straight BBL title. They swept the title series versus EWE Baskets following a tough overtime win in Bamberg. Bostjan Nachbar (207-PF-80) scored 20 points to pace Brose Baskets to the key victory tonight.
Oldenburg had their backs against the wall after back-to-back losses in the first two games. But they started strong at the hostile territory. The visitors gained a 17:13 lead after the opening frame. EWE Baskets maintained the lead throughout the second period. They ensured a 37:32 halftime lead. Bostjan Nachbar and Alex Renfroe denied the deficit putting the hosts up by one 40:39 midway through the third term. The lead changed hands for several times before Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made it 53:49 for the visitors. Casey Jacobsen trimmed the gap at 2-point mark 51:53 at the third break. The teams continued to go toe for toe throughout the fourth period. Bostjan Nachbar almost singlehandedly put the hosts in front 70:68. Adam Chubb followed an offensive rebound with a put back to make it 70:70. Chris Kramer sank two free throws to give Oldenburg a 72:70 lead with under two minutes remaining. Bostjan Nachbar evened the game but Adam Chubb sank another basket to pull the visitors in front 74:72 with just six seconds left in regulation. Brose Baskets set up a three-point attempt for Casey Jacobsen. He missed it but Maik Zirbes tipped the ball in and sent the game into overtime. Casey Jacobsen set the tone with a three-pointer early in the extra period. Bostjan Nachbar soon stretched the lead to 7 points 85:78. Dru Joyce put EWE Baskets within three on several occasions but Casey Jacobsen nailed three free throws late in overtime to seal the victory for Brose Baskets. He finished with 15 points, while Alex Renfroe added 14 points for the winning side. Chris Kramer, Dru Joyce and Adam Chubb answered with 16 points each for EWE Baskets.



Slovenia U20 edge Croatia U20 in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Croatia U20 - Slovenia U20 89:95

Slovenian U20 National Team overcame their Croatian counterparts in the exhibition clash in Sveti Martin na Muri. Tomaz Bolcina (206-F/C-94) fired 23 points to lead the winners.
Slovenia exploded with 25 points in the opening frame to clear off. They gained a 7-point lead at the end of the opening quarter. Croatia adequately responded. The hosts fired 29 points and gained a one-point halftime 47:46. But Slovenia were back in control in the third term. The visitors unleashed 26 points and secured a 7-point lead before the final frame. Slovenia poured in 23 points in the fourth stanza and secured the winning outcome at the end. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) netted 20 points, while Ziga Dimec (208-C/F-93) added 16 points for the winners.



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  SPAIN   

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Carl ENGLISH
  Asefa E.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. English, Asefa E.17.2 
 2. Doellman, Valencia15.9 
 3. Feldeine, Mad-Croc15.9 
 4. Martin, Blancos15.6 
 5. DeVries, Assignia.15.4 
 6. Gabriel, Asefa E.14.9 
 7. Toolson, Unicaja14.2 
 8. Fisher, FIATC J.13.8 
 9. Vasiliadis, Gescr.13.8 
 10. Norel, CAI Zarago.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nacho MARTIN
  Blancos .
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Martin, Blancos7.1 
 2. Hunter, Jiangsu TX6.8 
 3. Nelson, G.Canari.6.4 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal6.3 
 5. Lewis, UCAM M.6.2 
 6. Kurz, Mad-Croc6.1 
 7. Donaldson, CB Cana.6.0 
 8. Gaffney, FIATC J.5.9 
 9. Norel, CAI Zaragoza5.9 
 10. Kendall, Blusens5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Bluse.
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rodriguez, Bluse.5.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Assigni.5.3 
 3. Renfroe, Brose B.4.5 
 4. Satoransky, Cajasol4.2 
 5. Uriz, CB Canarias4.1 
 6. Markovic, Valencia4.1 
 7. Rodriguez, Real M.4.0 
 8. Heurtel, Caja L.3.5 
 9. Zisis, Gescrap BB3.5 
 10. Huertas, FCB Reg.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin DOELLMAN
  Valencia
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Doellman, Valencia1.9 
 2. Kirksay, Asefa E.1.7 
 3. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.6 
 4. Finley, Lagun A.1.6 
 5. Aguilar, CAI Z.1.6 
 6. Rost, CB Canarias1.5 
 7. Markovic, Valencia1.4 
 8. Hanga, Assignia M.1.3 
 9. Uriz, CB Canarias1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Mad-Croc
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kurz, Mad-Croc1.5 
 2. Mejri, Blusens M.1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, Lagun A.1.5 
 4. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.3 
 5. Vazquez, Unicaja1.3 
 6. Nogueira, Asefa E.1.1 
 7. Sene, Mad-Croc1.1 
 8. Hunter, Jiangsu TX1.1 
 9. Barnes, Asefa E.1.0 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 


ACB Round 4 of Finals. FCB Regal force decider - by Eurobasket News

FCB Regal - Real Madrid 73-62

FCB Regal claimed the crucial home win in Game 4 of the championship series and sent it back to Madrid for the decider. The game was mostly controlled by Regal FC Barcelona. Real Madrid managed to win second period 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Real Madrid 34-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Brazilian-Italian point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 11 points and 6 assists. Four Regal FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. International Felipe Reyes (206-80) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds and international Rudy Fernandez (198-85) added 8 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
FCB Regal: A.Tomic 18+11reb+2ast, E.Lorbek 11+3reb+1ast, M.Huertas 11+3reb+6ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 10+5reb, B.Oleson 7+2reb+1ast, J.Carlos Navarro 7+3reb+4ast
Real Madrid: F.Reyes 10+6reb, S.Llull 9+1ast, R.Fernandez 8+2ast, D.Draper 7, S.Rodriguez 6+1reb+2ast, N.Mirotic 6+3reb
gschID: 242436



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  TAIWAN   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Taylor KING
  KKL
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 24
 1. King, KKL24.0 
 2. Lamizana, Al Ahli21.8 
 3. Lin, KKL21.1 
 4. Taylor, Al Shabab20.8 
 5. Davis, Pure Youth18.9 
 6. Felix, Guaiqueries18.0 
 7. Allen, Taiwan Beer16.6 
 8. Tien, Dacin Tigers16.1 
 9. Howell, Dacin Tige.15.4 
 10. Chen, Bank o.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Taylor KING
  KKL
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. King, KKL13.9 
 2. Davis, Pure Youth13.6 
 3. Lamizana, Al Ahli12.3 
 4. Howell, Dacin Tige.12.1 
 5. Taylor, Al Shabab12.0 
 6. Allen, Taiwan Beer10.4 
 7. Felix, Guaiqueries9.0 
 8. Zhou, Bank o.7.2 
 9. Tsai, Pure Youth6.9 
 10. Tien, Dacin Tigers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kuan-Lun LIN
  KKL
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Lin, KKL4.5 
 2. Chen, Yulon Luxgen4.1 
 3. Lamizana, Al Ahli3.7 
 4. Hsu, Dacin Tigers3.4 
 5. Wu, Sichuan BW3.1 
 6. Chen, Pure Youth3.0 
 7. King, KKL2.8 
 8. Taylor, Al Shabab2.8 
 9. Chen, Jiangsu TX2.7 
 10. Lai, Taiwan Beer2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph TAYLOR
  Al Shabab
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Taylor, Al Shabab2.4 
 2. King, KKL2.1 
 3. Liu, Taiwan Beer1.9 
 4. Felix, Guaiqueries1.6 
 5. Ke, Pure Youth1.4 
 6. Chen, Pure Youth1.4 
 7. Davis, Pure Youth1.4 
 8. Zuo, Taiwan Beer1.3 
 9. Lo, Dacin Tigers1.3 
 10. Zheng, Bank o.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mamadou LAMIZANA
  Al Ahli
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Lamizana, Al Ahli3.3 
 2. Davis, Pure Youth2.4 
 3. Felix, Guaiqueries1.8 
 4. King, KKL1.6 
 5. Taylor, Al Shabab1.6 
 6. Lee, Yulon Luxgen1.1 
 7. Howell, Dacin Tige.1.1 
 8. Wu, Taiwan Mobile0.9 
 9. Liu, Taiwan Beer0.8 
 10. Allen, Taiwan Beer0.8 



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  TURKEY   


Boniface Ndong announced retirement - by Eurobasket News

Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) announced retirement. The Senegalese player spent his last season with Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul and won the title.
Few days ago Boniface Ndong won the title with Galatasaray as the latter triumphed at 2012/2013 season as they won the Final series against Banvit 4-1. Galatasaray added 76:58 win in Game 4 and became the Champions.
The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. Banvit BK managed to win fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Cenk Akyol who scored 22 points. Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo chipped in 15 points and 8 assists. The former international guard Serkan Erdogan produced 11 points and 5 assists and Serbian center Vladimir Stimac added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Boniface Ndong averaged 8.8 points in the Turkish League in his last season.



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Tim Duncan can add to his legend by beating LeBron James and the Heat in the NBA Finals - by David Edole

By Mitch Lawrence

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) has never won back-to-back titles or even played in consecutive NBA Finals. They are the only items missing on his vast resume and wont exactly keep him out of the Hall of Fame or prevent him from being named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, whenever they decide to re-vote on the leagues ultimate fantasy team.
Duncans place in history is secure, even if the Spurs dont win this championship series against the Heat. With four rings and two regular-season MVP awards, hes either a first-team, all-time forward, along with Larry Bird, or hes a second-teamer, if you want to put LeBron James on the starting five right now because he already has doubled Duncans MVP total.
This is the series where James could make that move and blow right past Duncan, as some of the Heat has been doing against the Spurs 37-year old center. They were tied at 2-2 going into Sunday nights game in the Spurs AT&T Center, with this probably marking Duncans last home game in a Finals series.
With a loss, Duncan would leave the arena trailing in the Finals for the first time in his career. Against the Knicks, Nets, Pistons and Cavs, in his previous trips to the championship, he was never worse than tied.
Typically, he was in no mood to turn nostalgic, even when Miami came up in conversation. When asked if he remembered what he was thinking three summers ago when he heard that the Heat had assembled its own star-studded Big Three, with James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Duncan said, No. He was in no mood to entertain a follow-up question.
He doesnt look back at all the what ifs, and there are plenty for this all-time great, even if he already has won a trip to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and will eventually displace someone like Dolph Schayes on the next 50 Greatest Players team.
Schayes has been one of the few players who starred before the Celtics great dynasty of the 1960s who always makes the team. But the old NYU scoring star cant match Duncans resume.
It hasnt been all wins and titles for the greatest of all Spurs.
Duncan can look back at his career and see some missed opportunities. Theyve always happened on the even years of his career, especially when the Spurs were at the height of their powers in the last decade.
In 2002, Duncans first of two straight MVP seasons, the Spurs couldnt get past the Lakers, who were completing their first three-peat with Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryant. In 2004, Duncanwas dethroned by the Lakers, with Derek Fishers legendary point-four shot proving to be his undoing.
In 2006, again trying to get back to the Finals and post back-to-back titles for the first time, the Spurs were denied in losing a crushing seven-game series in the second round to Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs.
After winning their fourth title in 2007, Duncan made it back as far as the West Finals only once, in 2008, until last spring.
Then there was more heartbreak when the Spurs went up 2-0, only to lose the next four games to the Thunder.
Duncan does acknowledge the few holes in his NBA portfolio.
When I see how Michael won two three-peats, its an amazing accomplishment, he said about Michael Jordan back at the All-Star Game in Houston. I realize how hard that is because Ive never won two in a row. Ive never been to two Finals in a row. When you win one title, you have to play all of the next season with a target on your back. I know what that is like, night in and night out, with everyone gunning for you.
In this series, Duncan is the one gunning for James, not the easiest thing in the world to do against the best player on the planet. Not when youve been in the league for 16 seasons, when Manu Ginobili is struggling to find any open shot and when Tony Parker is trying to dribble to the basket on a bum right hamstring.
But there are no excuses from Duncan. No complaints. Hes ecstatic to get back to this point, at this late stage of his career, but he didnt come here satisfied to just be here. He came to win.
Duncan probably wont ever win back-to-back titles. Its too late in the game for that. But to win this series, against James, it wouldnt be anything to sneeze at, either. When you look at everything hes done, to this point, it might even be Tim Duncans crowning achievement.




2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE 13 to 15 Division - by David Edole

"2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE
13-15 DIVISION"

POOL A
TEAM WINS LOSES
Jah Youths 2-0
Blazers 1-1
JESS 0-2

POOL B
Come 2 Defend 2-0
Brothers 1-1
Young Ballers 0-2

SCORING
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 JB BRODIE Jah Youths 11.5
2 PAUL SMITH Defend Ours 11.5
3 JAHMIAH SIMMONS Defend Ours 10.5
4 MARCEL HODGE Brothers 10.0
5 TECOY MARTIN Blazers 9.5
6 JEMOI GIBBS Young Ballers 9.5
7 NAKOTA LIBURD Defend Ours 9.0
8 CALEEM SERRANT Jah Youths 8.0
9 COLLINS JOSEPH JESS 8.0
10 JOSEPH GOMEZ Defend Ours 7.5
11 AKEEM APOLLON Young Ballers 7.5
12 DESHAUN FELICIAN Blazers 7.0
13 ISAIAH HARVEY Jah Youths 6.0
14 JAHMALIKI RICHARDSON Defend Ours 5.5
15 ZIMEEL ST. HILAIRE Defend Ours 5.5
16 LEQUAN GEORGE Blazers 5.5
17 TREVORN SIMMONDS Brothers 5.5
18 ROBELTO JAMES Jah Youths 5.0
19 SHAMAL GLASFORD Blazers 4.5
20 JARRED LEBLANC JESS 4.5

REBOUNDING
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1JB BRODIE Jah Youths 10.5
2 MARCEL HODGE Brothers 9.0
3 TEJOHN ROPER Young Ballers 9.0
4 NAKOTA LIBURD Defend Ours 7.0
5 JAHMIAH SIMMONDS Defend Ours 6.5
6 BRYAN CHRISTOPHER JR JESS 6.5
7 JARRED LEBLANC JESS 6.0
8 JAHMALIKI RICHARDSON Defend Ours 5.5
9 DEVAUGN TODMAN Young Ballers 5.0
10 AKEL GRIEG Blazers 5.0
11 TREVORN SIMMONDS Brothers 5.0
12 SHA'RIK MORGAN Young Ballers 5.0
13 ZIMEEL ST HAIRE Defend Ours 4.5
14 DERON HARROW Blazers 4.5
15 BYRON EVANS JR. Brothers 4.5
16 JAREEM FAHIE JESS 4.5
17 PAUL SMITH Defend Ours 4.0
18 ASEAN LAWRENCE Brothers 4.0
19 Kemo RILEY Young Ballers 4.0
20 WILBELL BELTRE Defend Ours 4.0

ASSISTS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 ZIMEEL ST HILAIRE Defend Ours 4.5
2 ROBELTO JAMES Jah Youths 2.0
3 PAUL SMITH Defend Ours 2.0
4 JOSEPH GOMEZ Defend Ours 1.5
5 JAHMIAH SIMMONS Defend Ours 1.5
6 ISAIAH HARVEY Jah Youths 1.0
7JB BRODIE Jah Youths 1.0
8 JAHMALIKI RICHARDSON Defend Ours 1.0
9 DESHAUN FELICIAN Defend Ours 1.0
10 LEQUAN GEORGE Blazers 1.0

STEALS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 LAQUAN GEORGE Blazers 4.0
2 DEVAUGHN TODMAN Jah Youths 3.5
3 COLLINS JOSEPH JESS 3.5
4 ROBELTO JAMES Jah Youths 3.5
5 JAHMALIKI RICHARDSON Defend Ours 3.0
6 PAUL SMITH Defend Ours 3.0
7 JAHMIAH SIMMONDS Defend Ours 3.0
8 JOSEPH GOMEZ Defend Ours 2.5
9 JEMOI GIBBS Young Ballers 2.5
10 KIANIE JOSEPH Young Ballers 2.5

BLOCKS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 DEVAUGHN TODMAN Jah Youths 2.5
2 DERON HARROW Blazers 2.0
3 TEJOHN ROPER Young Ballers 2.0
4 JB BRODIE Jah Youths 1.5
JAHMIAH SIMMONS Defend Ours 1.5
KEMO RILEY Young Ballers1.5

FREE THROWS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 TECOY MARTIN Blazers 0.875
2 CALEEM SERRANT Jah Youths 0.750
3 ROBELTO JAMES Jah Youth s0.750
4 JAHMIAH SIMMONS Defend Ours 0.750
5 KIANIE JOSEPH Young Ballers 0.750




2013 Zero Tolerance Summer League 16-to-18 Top Preformers - by David Edole

2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE
16-18 LEAGUE

SCORING
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 MARQUIS PILGRIM St. John 18.3
2 JAHNAJADE HODGE AGSUF 13.7
3 SEKAYI PETERSON Justice 11.5
4 ROWHAAN DAVID Justice 10.3
5 AKIYO NEILLE Justice 9.7
6 ME'SHAUN WILKINSON St. John 9.7
7 MUTA ABIFF Jah Youths 8.5
8 JAHGAMBA FELIX AGSUF 8.3
9 BAHAMNI HEYWOOD AGSUF 7.7
10 JE'VON PHILPOTT Jah Youths 7.0
11 KWAME MCBEAN Jah Youths 6.3
12 AQUAN RENAULT Jah Youths 5.7
13 SHAKEEM MEADE St. John 5.7
14 JABARI ALEXANDER Jah Youths 5.5
15 THAMEO FRANCIS Jah Youths 5.3
16 TQUAN REGISTE AGSUF 5.0
17 KYU MATTHEWS Justice 4.5
18 ASHLEY RITTER Justice 4.3
19 ANDRE WILKINSON St. John 4.0
20 AKITO AMARO AGSUF 3.7

REBOUNDING
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 MUTA ABIFF Jah Youths 11.0
2 MARQUIS PILGRIM St. John 9.7
3 KYU MATTHEW Justice 8.5
4 JEVON PHILPOTT Jah Youths 8.3
5 ANDRE WILKINSON St. John 8.0
6 TQUAN REGISTE AGSUF 7.0
7 JAHNAJADE HODGE AGSUF 5.7
8 ALLANY PETERSEN AGSUF 5.3
9 DOMINICK PAPURA AGSUF 5.3
10 ASHLEY RITTER Justice 5.3
11 AQUAN RENAULT Jah Youths 5.0
12 SEKAYI PETERSEN Justice 5.0
13 JAHGAMBA FELIX AGSUF 4.7
14 KERRAL LARENT St. John 4.7
15 ROWHAAN DAVID Justice 4.3
16 KWAME MCBEAN Jah Youths 4.3
17 MALIK RICHARDS St. John 4.0
18 CAREEM ALBERT St. John 3.7
19 BAHAMNI HEYWOOD AGSUF 3.3
20 DEVONTEE ANTHONY Jah Youths 3.0

ASSISTS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 AQUAN RENAULT Jah Youths 3.3
2 JAHNAJADE HODGE AGSUF 2.3
3 MESHAUN WILKINSON St John 2.3
4 CAREEM ALBERT St John 2.0
5 SEKAYI PETERSEN Justice 2.0
6 MALACI FRANCIS St John 2.0
7 DEVONTEE ANTHONY AGSUF 2.0
8 MALIK RICHARDS St John 2.0
9 SHAMOY SAMMUEL Justice 1.7
10 JABARI ALEXANDER Jah Youths 1.5

STEALS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 DOMINICK PAPURA AGSUF 3.7
2 AQUAN RENAULT Jah Youths 3.3
3 SEKAYI PETERSEN Justice 3.0
4 TQUAN REGISTE AGSUF 3.0
5 MALIK RICHARDS St John 3.0
6 JABARI ALEXANDER Jah Youths 2.5
7 MALACI FRANCIS St John 2.5
8 ASHLEY RITTER Justice 2.3
9 JAKOI BELLAGSUF 2.0
10 JAHGAMBA FELIX AGSUF 2.0

BLOCKS
NAME TEAM AVERAGE
1 KWAME MCBEAN Jah Youth 3.0
2 JEVON PHILPOTT Jah Youth 2.3
3 T''QUAN REGISTE AGSUF 2.0
4 JAHGAMBA FELIX AGSUF 1.3
5 MARQUIS PILGRIM St. John 1.3

"2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE
16-18 DIVISION"

TEAM WINS LOSES
AGSUF 3-0
JUSTICE 2-1
JAH YOUTHS 1-2
ST. JOHN 0-3





2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE 9-12 DIVISION - by David Edole

"2013 ZERO TOLERANCE SUMMER LEAGUE
9-12 DIVISION"

POOL A
TEAMWINSLOSES
Nuff Respect30
Jah Youths21
Brothers12
More Youths03

POOL B
Come 2 Defend30
JESS21
Blazers12
Respect We03

SCORING
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1JERIMIAH JAMESJah Youths9.5
2JWAN ROBERTSJah Youths7.5
3ALIYAH BOSTONNuff Respect6.5
4SHAKIOU SPRAUVEJESS6.0
5KOBE VALMONDJESS6.0
6TERRELL LAKENuff Respect6.0
7JOVAUGHN DOUGLASJah Youths5.5
8HIMOI ANDREWCome 2 Defend5.0
9BRUCELY CHARLESBlazers5.0
10LESROY NISBETTBrothers5.0
11JEMOI DAVISNuff Respect4.5
12JOURDYN RAWLINSNuff Respect4.5
13NAJI MERCERBrothers4.5
14JOSEPH SIBILLYRespect We4.5
15SHAQUAN JOHN CHARLESCome 2 Defend4.3
16JALEN FRANCISBlazers4.0
17JEMAL DAVISNuff Respect4.0
18KYODE WALTERSCome 2 Defend3.7
19JAKOI LOUISONRespect We3.7
20SHAWN EVANSRespect We3.7

REBOUNDING
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1SHAWN EVANSRespect We9.7
2JOVAUGHN DOUGLASJah Youths9.5
3SHAKIOU SPRAUVEJESS8.3
4HIMOI ANDREWCome 2 Defend8.0
5ALIYAH BOSTONNuff Respect7.0
6PATRICK HENDRICKSONJESS6.7
7JOURDYN RAWLINSNuff Respect6.5
8JWAN ROBERTSJah Youths6.5
9AHLANEE COOKBlazers5.7
10JELBASIO SACARIABlazers5.5
11JOHN HEYLIGERBrothers5.5
12UNIQUE MEYERSCome 2 Defend5.0
13JOHN GRIFFITHJESS5.0
14DEVON FREEMANBlazers4.7
15JAKOI LOUISONRespect We4.7
16JEMAL DAVISNuff Respect4.5
17JALEN FRANCISBlazers4.3
18KSHARD CALLENDARCome 2 Defend4.0
19NAJI MERCERBrothers3.5
20SHAQUAN JOHN CHARLESCome 2 Defend3.3

ASSISTS
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1SHAQUAN JOHN CHARLESCome 2 Defend1.7
2JOURDN RAWLINSNuff Respect1.5
3KYODE WALTERSCome 2 Defend1.3
4JERIMIAH JAMESJah Youths1.0
5IVAN VAN BEVERHOUDT JRJah Youths1.0
6JELBASIO SACARIABlazers1.0
7NAJI MERCERBrothers1.0
8JOSEPH SIBILLYRespects We1.0
9KSHARD CALLENDARCome 2 Defend0.7
10SHAKIOU SPRAUVEJESS0.7

STEALS
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1JELBASIO SACARIABlazers4.5
2TERRELL LAKENuff Respect4.0
3JEICO LEWISJESS4.0
4AKIM GREYBlazers3.7
5JOURDYN RAWLINSNuff Respect3.5
6KOBE VALMONDJESS3.0
7IVAN VAN BEVERHOUDT JRJah Youths3.0
8JOSEPH SIBILLYRespect We3.0
9SHAKIOU SPRAUVEJESS2.7
10JWAN ROBERTSJah Youths2.5

BLOCKS
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1JOVAUGHN DOUGLASJah Youths2.0
2SHAKIOU SPRAUVE JESS1.7
3NAJI MERCERBrothers1.5
4SHAWN EVANSRespect We1.3
5JWAN ROBERTSJah Youths1.0

FREE THROWS
NAMETEAMAVERAGE
1KOBE VALMONDJESS1.000
2SHAWN EVANSRespect We0.750
3JWAN ROBERTSJah Youths0.571
4JALEN FRANCISBlazers0.571



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  UKRAINE   


Derrick Low inks with Azovmash - by Eurobasket News

Azovmash Mariupol signed 27-year old USA ex-international point guard Derrick Low (188-PG-86, college: Washington St.). The player will remain in Ukraine but with another team.
Last season he played for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.9apg and 1.6spg. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. The last season Low played also at Dnipro. In 43 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he averaged remarkable 15.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Low's team made it to the Lithuanian League Semifinals in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Import Player of the Year back in 2010. Low represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 1.0rpg, 2FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 37.5%.



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  URUGUAY   


Results for the Metro League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Metro League (9th round)
Welcome 103 - Santiago Moglia (196-F-89) 29 pts. 8 reb. 3 assists, Kenneth Simms (203-C-86, agency: Two Points, college: Cumberland) 16 pts. 13 reb. 5 blocks, 4 assists
Verdiorrojo 71 - Tulio Cobos (197-PF-86, college: Northeastern St.) 17 pts. 10 reb. Maximiliano Cervi (198-F-92) 20 pts. 3 reb.
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Marne 78 - Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) 22 7 reb. 2 blocks, Federico Della Mea 16 pts. 5 reb.
25 de Agosto 70 - Eric Freeman (205-C-79, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Ky Wesleyan) 12 pts. 11 reb.
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Larre Borges 89 - Renzo Lazzaroni (186-G-85) 36 pts. 3 reb. Justin Dobbins (203-C/F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: E.Michigan) 10 pts. 3 reb.
Urunday Universitario 77 - Howard Wilkerson 22 pts. 10 reb. 3 assists



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  VENEZUELA   

Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
Group A
 1. Marinos 7-1 
 2. Bucaneros 4-4 
 3. Trotamundos 1-7 
Group B
 1. Gigantes 5-3 
 2. Cocodrilos 4-4 
 3. Gaiteros 3-5 
Places 7-10
 1. Guaros 25-28 
 2. Guaiqueries 21-23 
 3. Panteras 19-35 
 4. Toros 18-36 
2013 Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Jun. 13: Marinos - Bucaneros 97-94
Jun. 14: Cocodrilos - Gaiteros 97-74
Jun. 13: Cocodrilos - Gaiteros 89-76
Jun. 14: Marinos - Bucaneros 88-79


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Humacao
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Carmona, Humacao23.2 
 2. Pena, Huracanes PP21.9 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.21.5 
 4. Santana, Gaiteros20.6 
 5. Maye, Bayamon20.4 
 6. Miller, Gaiteros20.2 
 7. Martinez, San C.19.3 
 8. Bailey, Panteras19.3 
 9. Rodgers, Marinos18.3 
 10. Flores, Guaiqueri.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  San C.
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Martinez, San C.12.1 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros10.0 
 3. Massie, San German9.9 
 4. Johnson, Toros9.2 
 5. Miller, Toros8.2 
 6. Urbina, Toros8.1 
 7. Lugo, Guaiqueries7.7 
 8. Carmona, Humacao7.7 
 9. Sucre, Marinos7.6 
 10. Bethelmy, Cocodri.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Filiberto RIVERA
  Humacao
  (190-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Rivera, Humacao6.1 
 2. Pena, Huracanes PP6.1 
 3. Vargas, Marinos5.7 
 4. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.1 
 5. Cubillan, Trotamun.4.8 
 6. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.4 
 7. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.3 
 8. Fortson, Trotamun.4.1 
 9. Guillent, Guaros3.9 
 10. Flores, Guaiqueri.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Bucaneros
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Riley, Bucaneros2.9 
 2. Miller, Gaiteros2.9 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.5 
 4. Vargas, Marinos2.4 
 5. Guillent, Guaros2.2 
 6. Carmona, Humacao2.2 
 7. Johnson, Toros2.1 
 8. Horton, Panteras2.1 
 9. Cubillan, Trotamun.2.1 
 10. Rivera, Humacao2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Toros
  (204-C-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Miller, Toros2.2 
 2. Lang, Cocodrilos1.6 
 3. Lugo, Guaiqueries1.6 
 4. Feeley, Gigantes1.3 
 5. Johnson, Toros1.2 
 6. Massie, San German0.9 
 7. Camara, Gaiteros0.9 
 8. Santana, Gaiteros0.9 
 9. Matthews, Marinos0.8 
 10. Adams, Guaros0.8 


Paul Marigney (ex Prima Veroli) is a newcomer at Cocodrilos - by Eurobasket News

Cocodrilos de Caracas (LPB) added to their roster 31-year old American guard Paul Marigney (192-92kg-82, college: St.Mary's, CA). He just played at Prima Veroli in Italian Lega2. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg this season. Marigney also played at Aget Service (Lega2) in Italy that season. In 10 games he averaged remarkable 20.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. He also spent pre-season at VL Pesaro (SerieA) in Italian league that year. The last season (11/12) Marigney played at Givova Scafati (Lega2) in Italian league. In 37 games he averaged great 21.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Marigney's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2005.
He has played previously professionally in France (JDA Dijon) and Italy (Trenkwalder RE, Pavia, Naturhouse Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo).
Marigney attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2005 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic player, with inside and outside dimensions, even if his long distance shooting sometimes disappears. Needs to improve his defensive skills, has yet upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Tariq Kirksay (ex Asefa Estudian.) signs at Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Bucaneros de La Guaira (LPB) landed 34-year old French international forward Tariq Kirksay (199-102kg-79, college: Iona). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Kirksay played recently at Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in Spanish ACB league. In 33 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg this season. The last season he played at Sutor Montegranaro (SerieA) in Italian league. In 13 games he had 6.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg and 2.6spg.
The previous (10-11) season Kirksay played at Cajasol (ACB) in Spain. In 32 games he had 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg that season. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 10.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!).
In 2000 Kirksay was drafted by Long Island Surf (USBL) in first round (7th overall).
He attended Iona College and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Kirksay's team won Russian Cup in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team award in 2011. Kirksay represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg.
Kirksay is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (San Martin de La Rioja), Mexico, France (Sluc Nancy, Besancon, Rueil and JL Bourg) and Russia (Unics Kazan).
Let's have closer look into Kirksay's outlook: The classic all-around player, who can be used at almost every position on the court and has the ability to fill up every statistical cathegory. His great international and minor leagues experience helps him to adapt well to every situation.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


Derrick Low inks with Azovmash - by Eurobasket News

Azovmash Mariupol signed 27-year old USA ex-international point guard Derrick Low (188-PG-86, college: Washington St.). The player will remain in Ukraine but with another team.
Last season he played for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.9apg and 1.6spg. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. The last season Low played also at Dnipro. In 43 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he averaged remarkable 15.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Low's team made it to the Lithuanian League Semifinals in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Import Player of the Year back in 2010. Low represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 1.0rpg, 2FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 37.5%.



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  WBA   

Standings

WBA Regular Season Standings
 1. Atlanta Blaze 2-1 
 2. Rome G. 2-1 
 3. Upsate Heat 1-0 
 4. Gwinnett Majic 1-2 
 5. Conyers CK 1-3 
 6. Anderson H. 0-0 
 7. Gastonia G. 0-0 
Playoffs Standings

Regular Season: Round 5

Jun. 21: Atlanta Blaze - Anderson H.
Jun. 21: Gastonia G. - Georgia Majic


WBA SEASON KICKS OFF - by Leroy McMath

PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE

WBA SEASON KICKED OFF OVER THE WEEKEND
5 teams to compete in exposure league's 11th season

June 16, 2013, ATLANTA, GA-With the NBA season coming to a close, many basketball fanatics are a bit weary at the fact that they will not be able to see their favorite pro ballers competing against one another. However, there is nothing to fear because the WBA is here! The popular feeder league kicked off their upcoming 2013 season this past weekend. The WBA (World Basketball Association) is an exposure league dedicated to developing, teaching and exposing its players to domestic and international scouts while providing the public with an exciting brand of athletic entertainment.

The WBA consists of 5 teams, The Conyers Court Kings, Atlanta Gamers, Georgia Majic, Upstate Heat, and the Rome Gladiators. Games are played every Friday and Saturday leading up to the end of the regular season on July 27th. The playoffs begin Friday, August 2nd and the season champions will be crowned the following day after the final game. The Upstate Heat are the defending champions.

All of these teams compete against each other for the greater good of the community and the betterment of the players and coaching staff. The league is sponsored by Streetz 94.5, Fairfield Inn, Chick-fil-A, Let's move Campaign and The Mixtape Hero.

The 11th annual WBA season kicked off with a bang! The results are as follows:

Friday's June 7th Final Score:
Rome 97 Georgia Majic 80
Atlanta Gamers 96 Conyers Court Kings 88

Saturday's June 8th Final Score:
Upstate Heat 122 Atanta Gamers 95
Conyer Court Kings 96 Georgia Majic 87

Friday June 14th Final score
Georgia Majic 114 Rome 106
Atlanta Gamers 93 Conyers Court Kings 76

Saturday June 15th Final Score
Rome 104 Conyers Court Kings 82

To keep up with scores, player stats, league schedule or for more information on the WBA exposure league visit www.wbaball.net or call 678-432-3998 for more information.

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Women News

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sanja OROZOVIC
  PE.
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Orozovic, PE.20.9 
 2. Popovic, Vojvodina19.1 
 3. Stankovic, UNIQA16.7 
 4. Bucevac, Vojvodina15.9 
 5. Kovacevic, UNI Gy.15.7 
 6. Velinovic, Mladi K.15.3 
 7. Jankovic, Vrsac14.7 
 8. Barbour, PE.14.4 
 9. Jaeschke, PE.14.1 
 10. Dabovic, Partizan13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena VELINOVIC
  Mladi K.
  (193-C-81)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Velinovic, Mladi K.10.1 
 2. Stankovic, UNIQA10.1 
 3. Marjanovic, Vrsac9.4 
 4. Bucevac, Vojvodina8.6 
 5. Jovanovic, Radivo.8.0 
 6. Jaeschke, PE.7.9 
 7. Bogoje, Partizan7.4 
 8. Ivancevic, Vojvo.6.5 
 9. Orozovic, PE.6.4 
 10. Lisec, Athlete Ce.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Irena VRANCIC
  Mladi K.
  (167-G-90)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Vrancic, Mladi K.4.2 
 2. Radocaj, Partizan4.0 
 3. Popovic, Vojvodina3.9 
 4. Latinovic, Sloboda3.7 
 5. Jaksic, Vrsac3.4 
 6. Colic, Radivoj Kor.3.3 
 7. Furesz, PE.3.1 
 8. Zakula, Mladi K.2.9 
 9. Barbour, PE.2.8 
 10. Gabrovsek, Athlet.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rebeka ABRAMOVIC
  Athlet.
  (172-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Abramovic, Athlet.2.9 
 2. Dabovic, Partizan2.9 
 3. Kovacevic, UNI Gy.2.9 
 4. Kajtaz, Sloboda2.7 
 5. Popovic, Vojvodina2.7 
 6. Antic, Partizan2.4 
 7. Stankovic, UNIQA2.4 
 8. Ivancevic, Vojvo.2.3 
 9. Bucevac, Vojvodina2.1 
 10. Barbour, PE.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragana STANKOVIC
  UNIQA E.
  (193-PF-95)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Stankovic, UNIQA3.2 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.1.4 
 3. Velinovic, Mladi K.1.1 
 4. Jovanovic, Radivo.0.9 
 5. Marjanovic, Vrsac0.8 
 6. Bogoje, Partizan0.6 
 7. Queenan, Partizan0.5 
 8. Colic, Radivoj Kor.0.5 
 9. Ivancevic, Vojvo.0.5 
 10. Stupar, Radivoj0.5 



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  BELARUS   


EuroBasket 2013: Belarus achieve second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Croatia-Belarus 43:57

Belarus achieve second straight win at EuroBasket 2013. The team posted a 57:43 win over Croatia in the first game of Day 2.
Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) and Sliskovic exchanged the early baskets in the game and then Ivezic nailed three for 9:9 in the opening tip. Veremeenko and Kress posted the last 4 points in the first period for 15:13 lead after 10 minutes. The teams exchanged the lead again and then Murauskaya tied it all at 22:22. Vrdoljak and Lelas meanwhile were perfect from the arc for 28:26 at the halftime.
The third quarter was decisive in the game when Belarus erupted with an 18-7 surge. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored for 44:33, while Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) closed the quarter for 44:35. Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) opened the last period for 11-point lead and Lichtarovich increased to 48:35. Antonija Misura scored back-to back baskets for 50:41 while Yelena Leuchanka increased the lead back to 11 points. Kress scored for 55:41 with less than two minutes to go and then Papova made the final score in the game.
Yelena Leuchanka top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tatsiana Likhtarovich nailed 12 and Katerina Snytsina brought 11. Antonija Misura, Matea Vrdoljak (183-F-85) and Jelena Ivezic (182-F/G-84) scored 8 points each in the losing effort.

Croatia: Antonija Misura 8, Matea Vrdoljak 8, Jelena Ivezic 8
Belarus: Yelena Leuchanka 13+12 rebs, Tatsiana Likhtarovich 12, Katerina Snytsina 11



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  BOTSWANA   

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Police 9-0 
 2. BDF 8-1 
 3. Relics 6-4 
 4. Panthers 3-7 
 5. Ravens 3-7 
 6. Splinters 0-10 



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  CROATIA   


EuroBasket 2013: Belarus achieve second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Croatia-Belarus 43:57

Belarus achieve second straight win at EuroBasket 2013. The team posted a 57:43 win over Croatia in the first game of Day 2.
Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) and Sliskovic exchanged the early baskets in the game and then Ivezic nailed three for 9:9 in the opening tip. Veremeenko and Kress posted the last 4 points in the first period for 15:13 lead after 10 minutes. The teams exchanged the lead again and then Murauskaya tied it all at 22:22. Vrdoljak and Lelas meanwhile were perfect from the arc for 28:26 at the halftime.
The third quarter was decisive in the game when Belarus erupted with an 18-7 surge. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored for 44:33, while Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) closed the quarter for 44:35. Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) opened the last period for 11-point lead and Lichtarovich increased to 48:35. Antonija Misura scored back-to back baskets for 50:41 while Yelena Leuchanka increased the lead back to 11 points. Kress scored for 55:41 with less than two minutes to go and then Papova made the final score in the game.
Yelena Leuchanka top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tatsiana Likhtarovich nailed 12 and Katerina Snytsina brought 11. Antonija Misura, Matea Vrdoljak (183-F-85) and Jelena Ivezic (182-F/G-84) scored 8 points each in the losing effort.

Croatia: Antonija Misura 8, Matea Vrdoljak 8, Jelena Ivezic 8
Belarus: Yelena Leuchanka 13+12 rebs, Tatsiana Likhtarovich 12, Katerina Snytsina 11



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Ambrosia ANDERSON
  Trutnov
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Anderson, Trutnov18.4 
 2. Lowenthal, VSE P.17.0 
 3. Vaughn, Washingt.16.4 
 4. Abdi, L.Angeles S.16.4 
 5. Brunson, Minnesot.16.3 
 6. Fontenette, Valos.16.1 
 7. Sprague, Valosun15.4 
 8. Krizova, Strakonice15.3 
 9. Dotson, VS Praha14.7 
 10. Mrhalkova, Valosun14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Trutnov
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Ervin, Trutnov11.8 
 2. Greer, Trutnov9.6 
 3. Jileckova, Strakon.9.3 
 4. Dotson, VS Praha9.2 
 5. Brunson, Minnesot.8.9 
 6. Brown, DSK Karlin8.3 
 7. Anderson, Trutnov8.3 
 8. Lowenthal, VSE P.8.0 
 9. Vaughn, Washingt.7.8 
 10. Green, Slovanka7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  USK Praha
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Skerovic, USK Praha4.7 
 2. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.9 
 3. Milovanovic, Lokom.3.2 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.1 
 5. Bartakova, VS Pra.2.9 
 6. Green, Slovanka MB2.9 
 7. Harapesova, VSE P.2.9 
 8. Bortelova, DSK K.2.9 
 9. Uhrova, Slovanka.2.5 
 10. Abdi, L.Angeles S.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-PG-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fontenette, Valos.3.0 
 2. Horakova, IMOS B.2.5 
 3. Thomas, Strakonice2.4 
 4. Nezdarilova, Slova.2.3 
 5. Green, Slovanka MB2.3 
 6. Bortelova, DSK K.2.2 
 7. Selby, Strakonice2.1 
 8. O''Reilly, Lokom.2.0 
 9. Lowenthal, VSE P.2.0 
 10. Misurova, Hradec1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.3 
 2. Hartigova, Hradec1.0 
 3. Greer, Trutnov0.9 
 4. Ohlde, IMOS B.0.9 
 5. Burgrova, USK Praha0.8 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov0.8 
 7. Sprague, Valosun0.7 
 8. Reisingerova, VS P.0.6 
 9. Peckova, IMOS B.0.6 
 10. Hanusova, IMOS B.0.6 


EuroBasket 2013: Czech Republic prevail against Lithuania - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Lithuania 70:51

Czech Republic rejuvenated their 2013 EuroBasket campaign with a key victory over Lithuania. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) posted 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners at 1-1 record in Group D. Lithuania fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
The teams exchanged baskets throughout the opening frame 14:14. But Czech Republic went on a 9:0 run early in the second period to take a 30:16 lead. They dominated every facet of the game at the moment and rallied to a 39:22 halftime lead. Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) and Hindrakova gave Czech Republic a 20-point advantage early in the third period. They maintained it throughout the reminder of the quarter to enjoy a 53:31 buffer heading into the fourth frame. The margin grew at 24-point mark before Czech Republic allowed their opponents to cut the deficit at 19-point at the end of the game. Veronika Bortelova and Ilona Burgrova (194-C-84, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 13 points apiece for the winners. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) responded with 13 points for Lithuania. Kamile Nacickaite (180-G-89, college: Drexel) had 12 points in the losing effort.

Czech Republic: Petra Kulichova 15, Veronika Bortelova 13, Ilona Burgrova 13
Lithuania: Gintare Petronyte 13, Kamile Nacickaite 12



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Connecti.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 24
 1. Charles, Connecti.24.0 
 2. Milovanovic, UNIQA19.1 
 3. Lavender, L.Angele.18.4 
 4. Johnson, S.Antoni.18.3 
 5. Ogwumike, L.Angele.17.5 
 6. Marginean, Istanb.17.3 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.16.9 
 8. Pierson, New Y.15.9 
 9. Bonner, Phoenix M.15.8 
 10. Abdi, L.Angeles S.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Connecti.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Charles, Connecti.12.5 
 2. Bonner, Phoenix M.10.5 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.10.4 
 4. Lavender, L.Angele.8.6 
 5. Henry, Atlanta D.8.5 
 6. Campbell, Chicago8.4 
 7. McCoughtry, Atlan.8.1 
 8. Johnson, S.Antoni.8.0 
 9. Teilane-T., Wisla7.9 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  USK Praha
  (176-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Palau, USK Praha6.4 
 2. Skerovic, USK Praha6.2 
 3. Bojovic, Good A.5.5 
 4. Ouvina, Wisla C.4.8 
 5. Taurasi, Phoen.4.7 
 6. Hurst, Gladston.4.6 
 7. Dumerc, Bourges4.4 
 8. Dominguez, UMMC4.4 
 9. Robinson, S.Antoni.4.3 
 10. Vardarli, Fener.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anna CRUZ
  Nadezhda O.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Cruz, Nadezhda O.2.9 
 2. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.6 
 3. Bojovic, Good A.2.4 
 4. Ouvina, Wisla C.2.4 
 5. McCoughtry, Atlan.2.3 
 6. Gomis, Villeneuve2.3 
 7. Robinson, S.Antoni.2.3 
 8. Robbins, Lucca2.2 
 9. Milovanovic, UNIQA2.1 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.2.1 
 2. Parker, L.Angele.1.5 
 3. Majewska, CCC P.1.5 
 4. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.2 
 5. Vieru, Spartak1.1 
 6. Godin, Familia Sch.1.0 
 7. Ndongue, Bourges1.0 
 8. Kulichova, Good A.0.9 
 9. Vaughn, Washingt.0.9 
 10. Teilane-T., Wisla0.9 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Standings Div.A (Women)

Standings
Group A
1. Turkey2-0
2. Montenegro.1-1
3. Slovakia1-1
4. Ukraine0-2
Group B
1. Spain2-0
2. Italy1-1
3. Sweden1-1
4. Russia0-2
Group C
1. U.Kingdom2-0
2. France2-0
3. Latvia0-2
4. Serbia0-2
Group D
1. Belarus2-0
2. Croatia1-1
3. Czech Rep.1-1
4. Lithuania0-2

Preliminary Round: Round 2

A

Jun. 16: SVK - UKR 75-68
Jun. 16: TUR - MNT 66-57

B

Jun. 16: ITA - ESP 59-71
Jun. 16: RUS - SWE 57-68

C

Jun. 16: FRA - SRB 76-32
Jun. 16: ENG - LAT 69-56

D

Jun. 16: CZE - LTU 70-51
Jun. 16: CRO - BLR 43-57

Preliminary Round: Round 3

A

Jun. 17: MNT - UKR
Jun. 17: TUR - SVK

B

Jun. 17: RUS - ITA
Jun. 17: SWE - ESP

C

Jun. 17: SRB - LAT
Jun. 17: FRA - ENG

D

Jun. 17: LTU - BLR
Jun. 17: CZE - CRO


Stats Leaders Div.A (Women)

Points Per Game
 Alba TORRENS
  ESP
  (188-F-89)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Torrens, Galatasa.22.5 
 2. Petronyte, Taranto18.0 
 3. Eldebrink, Rivas E.17.5 
 4. Dabovic, Dynamo M.16.0 
 5. Dubljevic, USK P.16.0 
 6. Lukacovicova, MBK14.5 
 7. Prince, Chicago S.14.5 
 8. Skerovic, USK Praha14.5 
 9. Leuchanka, Atlan.13.5 
 10. Yacoubou-D., Fene.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  VIN
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Lyttle, Atlanta D.10.5 
 2. Leuchanka, Atlan.10.0 
 3. Veremeenko, Fener.9.5 
 4. Leedham, Bourges9.0 
 5. Ress, Lucca9.0 
 6. Petronyte, Taranto8.5 
 7. Dubljevic, USK P.8.0 
 8. Eldebrink, Rivas E.8.0 
 9. Handy, Mersin7.5 
 10. Osipova, Istanbul.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  MNT
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Skerovic, USK Praha6.0 
 2. Vardarli, Fener.5.5 
 3. Alben, Galatasaray5.5 
 4. Sujova, Samorin4.5 
 5. Ciglar, Novi Zagreb4.0 
 6. Dubrovina, Neftoch.4.0 
 7. Collins, Cardif.3.5 
 8. Likhtarovich, Fort.3.5 
 9. Dubljevic, USK P.3.5 
 10. Leedham, Bourges3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lucia KUPCIKOVA
  SVK
  (184-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kupcikova, Good A.3.0 
 2. Leedham, Bourges3.0 
 3. Milovanovic, UNIQA2.5 
 4. Petronyte, Taranto2.5 
 5. Skerovic, USK Praha2.5 
 6. Dabovic, Dynamo M.2.5 
 7. Belyakova, Spartak2.5 
 8. Alben, Galatasaray2.5 
 9. Baburova, MBK R.2.0 
 10. Osipova, Istanbul.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  BLR
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.4.5 
 2. Kulichova, Good A.2.5 
 3. Petronyte, Taranto1.5 
 4. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.5 
 5. Ress, Lucca1.5 
 6. Kress, Gorizont1.0 
 7. Prince, Chicago S.1.0 
 8. Snytsina, Chevaka.1.0 
 9. Caglar, Galatasaray1.0 
 10. Stewart, Bacsb.1.0 


Day 2 in Vannes and Trelaze - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Turkey - Montenegro 66-57
Turkey claimed the second straight win at the EuroBasket 2013. They overcame a slow start to knock down Montenegro for 2-0 record atop of preliminary Group A. Montenegro slipped at 1-1 record. Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) and Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) notched 12 points each for the winners. Montenegro opened the game with a 12-0 run. Nevriye Yilmaz scored the first points for Turkey after 5 minutes of silence, but then Iva Perovanovic increased to 15-2 lead. Canitez scored 5 in a row for 15:7, while Nevriye Yilmaz reduced to 6 points. Dubljevic scored two free throws for 17:9 and Tugba Palazoglu later closed the first period at 21:12. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored the first five points for Montenegro in the second frame, but Hollingsworth and Caglar scored for 26:16. Esmeral Tuncluer reduced to 28:20, while the teams later could not score for a decent amount of time. Tugba Palazoglu nailed three to break the silence at 28:23 and then Ivegin closed a 9-0 Turkish run for 29:28 at the halftime. Jovanovic and Jelena Skerovic put Montenegro in front at the start of the second half. But not for long though. Turkey quickly regained the lead and capped the third term on a 12:2 rally to post a 47:38 lead. Tugba Palazoglu stretched the lead to 11 points midway through the fourth frame. Jelena Skerovic pulled the Balkan team within six points 55:61 but Turkey calmly rallied to the victory in the dying seconds. Nevriye Yilmaz accounted for 10 points for the winning side. Jelena Skerovic answered with 16 points and 9 assists for Montenegro. Iva Perovanovic had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Slovakia - Ukraine 75-68
Slovak Republic registered the first victory at the EuroBasket. They outscored Ukraine to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Ukraine suffered the second straight loss to remain at the bottom of the ladder. Slovak Republic opened the game with a 4-0 run, but then Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) tied it all at 10:10. Dubrovina and again Alina Iagupova gave Ukraine 18:12 lead, while Matsko nailed three for 26:18. Dorogobuzova made two free throws for 28:20 at the end of the first period, but then Slovak Republic took control of the game. Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-C-90) tied the game at 31:31 and Slovakia erupted for 24-9 surge to take 44:37 at the halftime. Slovak Republic maintained the lead throughout the third term. They held Ukraine to 14 points in the period and ensured a 10-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Slovak Republic led by as many as 12 points midway through the fourth term. But Zaritska scored six points in a row and Mircheva added two more as Ukraine got within 4 points 66:70 with under four minutes remaining. Tetemondova answered with a timely three-pointer to calm things down a bit. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) made it 75:68 for Slovak Republic with just under two minutes remaining and the teams went scoreless in the reminder of the contest. Klaudia Lukacovicova provided 23 points and 9 boards for Slovak Republic. Lucia Kupcikova added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Alina Iagupova answered with 17 points but committed 8 turnovers for Ukraine. Olexandra Kurasova had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Russia - Sweden 57-68
Sweden registered the first win at the 2013 EuroBasket. They defeated Russia to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Ashley Key (177-G-85, college: N.Carolina St.) came up with 14 points to lead the Scandinavian side. Russia found themselves in an unexpected winless position at the bottom of the ladder 0-2. They must win against Italy tomorrow to stay in the title chase. Russia looked comfortable in the opening quarter. They gained an 18:14 lead at the first break. But Sweden did not allow their opponents to clear off. The Scandinavian team opened the second term on an 8:0 run to take a 22:18 lead. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) came up with eight straight points for Russia late in the half to give them a 34:31 lead. But Sweden started the third term strong to regain the advantage. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) helped Sweden to a 51:41 lead late in the third term. Elisabeth Egnell opened the fourth frame with four consecutive points as Sweden grabbed a 55:41 lead. Soon Elisabeth Egnell provided the Scandinavians with a 65:49 advantage. Russia capped the regulation with six points in a row but could not avoid the loss at the end. Frida Eldebrink notched 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Elisabeth Egnell and Louice Halvarsson finished with 10 points apiece in the win. Epiphanny Prince responded with 16 points for Russia. Nadezhda Grishaeva had 11 points in the loss.

Italy - Spain 59-71
Spain grabbed the second consecutive victory at the 2013 EuroBasket in France. They overcame Italy for 2-0 record in Group B. Italy fell at 1-1 record after the loss. The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Spain eked out a 15:13 lead after ten minutes. They broke through in the second frame. Spain used an 8:0 run to give Spain a 33:19 lead. They posted a comfortable 37:23 halftime advantage. Gil gave Spain a 19-point lead midway through the third term 51:32. Misciadri and Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) hit back-to-back three-pointers to narrow the gap. Giorgia Sottana capped the third term with a jumper to cut the deficit at 13-point mark. Giorgia Sottana and Fassina allowed Italy to get within 7 points 51:58 with under five minutes remaining. Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) hit a pair of free throws and Amaya Valdemoro hit a triple as Spain got away with a comfortable win. Sancho Lyttle finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to pace Spain. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) added 15 points, while Amaya Valdemoro added 12 points in the win. Giorgia Sottana answered with 13 points for Italy. Francesca Dotto had 12 points in the loss.

Group C
France - Serbia 76-32
France breezed to the second straight victory at the 2013 EuroBasket. The hosts demolished Serbia to stay undefeated in Group C. Gaelle Skrela (178-G-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 14 points to pace the winners. Serbia suffered the second straight loss and would have to win against Latvia on the final day of the preliminary round to stay in the title race. France gave no chance to Serbia. Les Bleus were assertive right from tip off. They cleared off to a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. Serbia found it difficult to deliver on the offensive end as France kept on running away in the second frame. Les Bleus ensured a 38:15 halftime advantage. More to come in the third term. Les Bleus did not slow down as they gained a comfortable 30-point lead at the final intermission. Les Bleus finished off their opponents with a massive 21:7 run in the fourth frame. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) netted 10 points, while Celine Dumerc added 10 for the winning side. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) responded with 15 points for Serbia. Tamara Radocaj had 8 points in the loss.

United Kingdom - Latvia 69-56
Great Britain confirmed their impressive form at the start of 2013 EuroBasket. They outgunned Latvia to improve at 2-0 record in Group C. Latvia in the meantime slipped at 0-2. Kimberly Butler stepped up with 14 points and 9 rebounds before fouling out. Great Britain capped the first period with 9 points in a row to take a 16:10 lead. Clark opened a double-digit lead for Great Britain midway through the second term 29:19. Latvia bridged two halves with a 9:0 rally to cut the deficit at 2-point mark 30:32. Ieva Krastina made it 37:36 for Latvia midway through the third quarter. However Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) and Kimberly Butler helped Great Britain regain a 48:43 lead at the final break. Collins and Thomas-Johnson made it 59:48 for Great Britain midway through the fourth period. They kept Latvia at distance throughout the reminder of the contest and recorded a well-deserved win at the end. Johannah Leedham provided 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Azania Stewart added 9 points for the winning side. Ieva Krastina responded with 12 points for Latvia. Anete Steinberga and Liene Jansone had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Group D
Czech Republic - Lithuania 70-51
Czech Republic rejuvenated their 2013 EuroBasket campaign with a key victory over Lithuania. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) posted 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners at 1-1 record in Group D. Lithuania fell at 0-2 record after the loss. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the opening frame 14:14. But Czech Republic went on a 9:0 run early in the second period to take a 30:16 lead. They dominated every facet of the game at the moment and rallied to a 39:22 halftime lead. Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) and Hindrakova gave Czech Republic a 20-point advantage early in the third period. They maintained it throughout the reminder of the quarter to enjoy a 53:31 buffer heading into the fourth frame. The margin grew at 24-point mark before Czech Republic allowed their opponents to cut the deficit at 19-point at the end of the game. Veronika Bortelova and Ilona Burgrova chipped in 13 points apiece for the winners. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) responded with 13 points for Lithuania. Kamile Nacickaite had 12 points in the losing effort.

Croatia - Belarus 43-57
Belarus achieve second straight win at EuroBasket 2013. The team posted a 57:43 win over Croatia in the first game of Day 2. Katerina Snytsina and Sliskovic exchanged the early baskets in the game and then Ivezic nailed three for 9:9 in the opening tip. Veremeenko and Kress posted the last 4 points in the first period for 15:13 lead after 10 minutes. The teams exchanged the lead again and then Murauskaya tied it all at 22:22. Vrdoljak and Lelas meanwhile were perfect from the arc for 28:26 at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game when Belarus erupted with an 18-7 surge. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored for 44:33, while Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) closed the quarter for 44:35. Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) opened the last period for 11-point lead and Lichtarovich increased to 48:35. Antonija Misura scored back-to back baskets for 50:41 while Yelena Leuchanka increased the lead back to 11 points. Kress scored for 55:41 with less than two minutes to go and then Papova made the final score in the game. Yelena Leuchanka top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tatsiana Likhtarovich nailed 12 and Katerina Snytsina brought 11. Antonija Misura, Matea Vrdoljak and Jelena Ivezic scored 8 points each in the losing effort.



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  FRANCE   

LFB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mistie MIMS
  Connecti.
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Mims, Connecti.15.0 
 2. Sanni, Villeneuve14.8 
 3. Salagnac, Bourges14.3 
 4. Tolo, Bourges14.2 
 5. Mosch, Charleville13.9 
 6. Guzman, Landes13.4 
 7. Robert, Lattes M.13.4 
 8. Evans, Arras13.0 
 9. Williams, Villeneu.12.8 
 10. Amant, Nantes12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelica ROBINSON
  Perfumer.
  (197-F-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Perfumer.10.3 
 2. Francis, Cairns D.9.9 
 3. Coulibaly, Mondevi.9.4 
 4. Humphrey, Landes9.1 
 5. Bonnan, Charleville8.7 
 6. Ciak, Perpignan7.8 
 7. Robert, Lattes M.7.7 
 8. Murphy, Samorin7.6 
 9. Sanni, Villeneuve7.5 
 10. Meesseman, Washi.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Celine DUMERC
  Bourges
  (169-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dumerc, Bourges5.5 
 2. Dieme, Lyon5.1 
 3. Aubert, Nantes5.0 
 4. Thorburn, Aix-en.4.9 
 5. Ciglar, Novi Zagreb4.2 
 6. Gruszczynski, Tar.3.6 
 7. Sauret Gille., Lyon3.5 
 8. Tanqueray, Lattes3.5 
 9. Lawson-Wade, Latt.3.4 
 10. Guzman, Landes3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Johanne GOMIS
  Villeneuve
  (179-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Gomis, Villeneuve2.2 
 2. Michel, Nantes2.2 
 3. Houts, Union H.1.9 
 4. Dumerc, Bourges1.9 
 5. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.8 
 6. Robert, Lattes M.1.8 
 7. Dieme, Lyon1.8 
 8. Baer, Lyon1.7 
 9. Lawson-Wade, Latt.1.7 
 10. Rad, Tarbes1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cayla FRANCIS
  Cairns D.
  (192-C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Francis, Cairns D.1.6 
 2. Tolo, Bourges1.5 
 3. Ciak, Perpignan1.5 
 4. Robinson, Perfumer.1.5 
 5. Ndongue, Bourges1.2 
 6. Meesseman, Washin.1.2 
 7. Adams, Toulouse1.1 
 8. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.0 
 9. Page, Landes1.0 
 10. Sy-Diop, Lyon0.8 


EuroBasket 2013: France silence Serbia - by Eurobasket News

France - Serbia 76:32

France breezed to the second straight victory at the 2013 EuroBasket. The hosts demolished Serbia to stay undefeated in Group C. Gaelle Skrela (178-G-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 14 points to pace the winners. Serbia suffered the second straight loss and would have to win against Latvia on the final day of the preliminary round to stay in the title race.
France gave no chance to Serbia. Les Bleus were assertive right from tip off. They cleared off to a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. Serbia found it difficult to deliver on the offensive end as France kept on running away in the second frame. Les Bleus ensured a 38:15 halftime advantage. More to come in the third term. Les Bleus did not slow down as they gained a comfortable 30-point lead at the final intermission. Les Bleus finished off their opponents with a massive 21:7 run in the fourth frame. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) netted 10 points, while Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) added 10 for the winning side. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) responded with 15 points for Serbia. Tamara Radocaj (170-PG-87, agency: Interperformances) had 8 points in the loss.

France: Gaelle Skrela 14, Celine Dumerc 10, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 10
Serbia: Ana Dabovic 15, Tamara Radocaj 8



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  HOLLAND   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Katie BUSSEY
  ProBuild.
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bussey, ProBuild.21.3 
 2. Biesters, Lekdetec.18.0 
 3. Klein, Den Helder17.1 
 4. McDowell, ProBui.16.6 
 5. Van Den Adel, Gras.15.5 
 6. Butter, Binnenland15.0 
 7. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl14.8 
 8. Kooij, Binnenland13.9 
 9. Van der Hoek, Den13.2 
 10. Slim, CTO12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anete HORELIKA
  ProBui.
  (177-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Horelika, ProBui.8.7 
 2. Kooij, Binnenland8.6 
 3. Bettonvil, Lekdete.7.7 
 4. de Jonge, Lekdete.7.6 
 5. Bettonvil, Lekdete.7.5 
 6. Biesters, Lekdetec.7.1 
 7. Hof, CTO6.5 
 8. Van der Hoek, Den6.3 
 9. Nieuwveen, Grassho.6.1 
 10. Kasius, Binnenland5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Karin KUIJT
  Lekdetec.nl
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl7.2 
 2. McDowell, ProBui.4.4 
 3. Cornelius, CTO4.0 
 4. Klein, Den Helder3.9 
 5. Biesters, Lekdetec.3.3 
 6. Roubehie-F., Binne.3.1 
 7. Slim, CTO2.6 
 8. Van Den Adel, Gras.2.5 
 9. Kooij, Binnenland2.2 
 10. Bettonvil, Lekdet.2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Leonie KOOIJ
  Binnenland
  (187-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kooij, Binnenland3.3 
 2. McDowell, ProBui.2.6 
 3. Klein, Den Helder2.6 
 4. Biesters, Lekdetec.2.2 
 5. Butter, Binnenland2.1 
 6. Bettonvil, Lekdete.2.1 
 7. Roubehie-F., Binne.2.0 
 8. Hartman, ProBuild.1.9 
 9. Slim, CTO1.9 
 10. Van Den Adel, Gra.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Richelle VAN DER KEIJL
  CT.
  (196-C-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Van Der Keij., CT.1.4 
 2. Hof, CTO1.2 
 3. de Jonge, Lekdete.0.8 
 4. Kooij, Binnenland0.7 
 5. Schoen, Den Helder0.7 
 6. Kasius, Binnenland0.6 
 7. McDowell, ProBui.0.5 
 8. Van der Hoek, Den0.5 
 9. Micir, Binnenland0.4 
 10. Bettonvil, Lekdet.0.4 



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  HUNGARY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brittainey RAVEN
  DKSK
  (182-G-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Raven, DKSK20.1 
 2. Milovanovic, UNIQA18.5 
 3. Johnson, S.Antoni.15.0 
 4. Balint, DKSK14.4 
 5. Hurst, Gladston.14.3 
 6. Dorogobuzova, Bac.13.1 
 7. Kublina, Fenerbahce12.8 
 8. Mrozinska, Cegledi12.8 
 9. Karolyi, BSE-.12.5 
 10. Barbour, PE.12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Judit BARNAI
  MBK E.
  (190-F/C-94)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Barnai, MBK E.10.4 
 2. Sanford, DKSK8.8 
 3. Jaeschke, PE.7.0 
 4. Nagy-Bujdoso, PEA.6.9 
 5. Mrozinska, Cegledi6.1 
 6. Kublina, Fenerbahce6.0 
 7. Skoric, DKSK5.9 
 8. Brumermane, Bacsb.5.9 
 9. Shegog, Seattle S.5.7 
 10. Adamecz, PINKK.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Zsofia FEGYVERNEKY
  UNIQA E.
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.4.6 
 2. Medgyessy, Cegledi4.5 
 3. Hurst, Gladston.4.3 
 4. Ivanyi, Bacsbasket4.2 
 5. Szalay, ZTE N.3.5 
 6. Furesz, PE.3.1 
 7. Simon, UNI Gyor2.9 
 8. Bukovszki, DKSK2.9 
 9. Raven, DKSK2.9 
 10. Johnson, S.Antoni.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shenise JOHNSON
  S.Antoni.
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Johnson, S.Antoni.3.4 
 2. Raven, DKSK3.0 
 3. Szalay, ZTE N.2.5 
 4. Barbour, PE.2.4 
 5. Laczi, Bacsbasket2.3 
 6. Bukovszki, DKSK2.3 
 7. Furesz, PE.2.3 
 8. Cymmer, Cegledi2.2 
 9. Ivanyi, Bacsbasket2.2 
 10. Sanford, DKSK2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Judit BARNAI
  MBK E.
  (190-F/C-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barnai, MBK E.1.4 
 2. Teilane, Wasse.1.1 
 3. Svitlica, Atomeromu1.0 
 4. Hatar, MBK E.0.9 
 5. Brumermane, Bacsb.0.8 
 6. Jaeschke, PE.0.8 
 7. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.0.8 
 8. Sanford, DKSK0.8 
 9. Shegog, Seattle S.0.7 
 10. Kublina, Fenerbah.0.7 



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  ISRAEL   


Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion announced American Kristina Santiago - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion announced American Kristina Santiago (185-F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Cal Poly - SLO) for 2013/2014 season. The player will leave Bulgarian team.
Last year she played for Dunav 8806 Ruse in Bulgaria. In 34 games she was the best scorer with impressive 21.6ppg and averaged 9.4rpg, 1.9apg and 2.0spg (in top 4). She helped them to win the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Santiago also played 4 games in Eurocup where she had very remarkable stats: 16.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. The last season she played at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo in Big West Conference in the NCAA. In 29 games she recorded also great stats: 23.4ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg and 1.2bpg. She contributed to her team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was voted All-Big West Player of the Year and named to All-Big West 1st Team.
Santiago graduated from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo in 2012.



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  ITALY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 D''Andra MOSS
  Umbertide
  (178-SG-88)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Moss, Umbertide17.4 
 2. Morris, Pozzuoli16.5 
 3. Lavender, L.Angele.16.3 
 4. Sepulveda, Chieti16.2 
 5. Hampton, Nantes15.7 
 6. Kireta, Parma15.7 
 7. Harmon, Parma14.4 
 8. Eldebrink, Cagliar.13.4 
 9. Johnson, Lucca13.2 
 10. Maznichenko, Pozz.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelley CAIN
  New York L.
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Cain, New York L.9.3 
 2. Kireta, Parma9.3 
 3. Godin, Familia Sch.8.9 
 4. Hampton, Nantes8.4 
 5. Seino, Priolo8.3 
 6. Lavender, L.Angele.8.2 
 7. Harmon, Parma7.9 
 8. Karakasevic, Chieti7.8 
 9. Mahoney, Taranto7.3 
 10. Ruzickova, Umana7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kathy WAMBE
  Familia Schio
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wambe, Familia Sch.3.5 
 2. Eldebrink, Cagliar.3.4 
 3. Battisodo, Parma3.0 
 4. Striulli, Orvieto2.9 
 5. Infantes, Canik B.2.9 
 6. Cohen, Istanbul.2.9 
 7. Eric, Priolo2.7 
 8. Andrade, Lucca2.6 
 9. Sottana, Familia2.4 
 10. Gianolla, Lucca2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mery ANDRADE
  Lucca
  (181-F-75)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Andrade, Lucca3.6 
 2. Sepulveda, Chieti3.0 
 3. Moss, Umbertide2.9 
 4. Battisodo, Parma2.9 
 5. Seino, Priolo2.5 
 6. Ruzickova, Umana2.4 
 7. Maznichenko, Pozzu.2.4 
 8. Mahoney, Taranto2.4 
 9. Dotto, Lucca2.3 
 10. Morris, Pozzuoli2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Federica BRUNETTI
  Cagliari.
  (184-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Brunetti, Cagliari.1.2 
 2. Petronyte, Taranto1.2 
 3. Cain, New York L.1.1 
 4. Godin, Familia Sch.1.0 
 5. Cinili, Umbertide0.9 
 6. Karakasevic, Chieti0.8 
 7. Ress, Lucca0.7 
 8. Sutherland, Orvieto0.7 
 9. Lavender, L.Angele.0.5 
 10. Kireta, Parma0.5 


Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca signs Sara Giorgi - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca signs Sara Giorgi (187-F-86) for the next season. The 27-year old former international forward will move from Termocarispe La Spezia.
In 26 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.5spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. The last season Giorgi played at C.U.S. Cagliari. But in 24 games she had just 1.6ppg and 1.5rpg.
The season 2010/2011 she played at Vassalli 2G Vigarano (B). In 24 games she had 9.5ppg, 9.1rpg and 2.0spg that season.In 2009-10 season Giorgi played at Liomatic Umbertide. In 17 games she had only 0.2ppg. She also represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Sopron seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.3%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 50%.
Giorgi has played previously for three other Italy teams: Elite V.La Spezia, Reggio Emilia and Livorno.



EuroBasket 2013: Spain ease past Italy - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Italy 71:59

Spain grabbed the second consecutive victory at the 2013 EuroBasket in France. They overcame Italy for 2-0 record in Group B. Italy fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Spain eked out a 15:13 lead after ten minutes. They broke through in the second frame. Spain used an 8:0 run to give Spain a 33:19 lead. They posted a comfortable 37:23 halftime advantage. Gil gave Spain a 19-point lead midway through the third term 51:32. Misciadri and Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) hit back-to-back three-pointers to narrow the gap. Giorgia Sottana capped the third term with a jumper to cut the deficit at 13-point mark. Giorgia Sottana and Fassina allowed Italy to get within 7 points 51:58 with under five minutes remaining. Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) hit a pair of free throws and Amaya Valdemoro (183-F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) hit a triple as Spain got away with a comfortable win. Sancho Lyttle finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to pace Spain. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) added 15 points, while Amaya Valdemoro added 12 points in the win. Giorgia Sottana answered with 13 points for Italy. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) had 12 points in the loss.

Spain: Sancho Lyttle 19+13 boards, Alba Torrens 15, Amaya Valdemoro 12
Italy: Giorgia Sottana 13, Francesca Dotto 12



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Laura AUDERE
  RTU-Merks
  (178-F-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Audere, RTU-Merks20.1 
 2. Jallai, Tallina U.19.3 
 3. Puu, Tallina U.19.3 
 4. Haas, Rapla KK18.5 
 5. Hampton, Seatt.18.3 
 6. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.18.2 
 7. Krastina, TTT Riga17.0 
 8. Rozenberga, TTT R.16.7 
 9. Nikolai, Eclex T.15.8 
 10. Cirsa, Liepajas15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dita ROZENBERGA
  TTT R.
  (181-F-92)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rozenberga, TTT R.11.1 
 2. Kasemagi, Eclex T.10.8 
 3. Peterkin, Liepajas10.2 
 4. Jallai, Tallina U.10.0 
 5. Strautmane, Kolibr.9.4 
 6. Audere, RTU-Merks9.3 
 7. Koster, Eclex Tall.9.1 
 8. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.8.9 
 9. Egle, Liepajas8.4 
 10. Dzarcane, TTT J.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Anda EIBELE
  Cesis
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Eibele, Cesis7.8 
 2. Fomina, RTU-Merks6.1 
 3. Krastina, TTT Riga4.3 
 4. Rosenfeldt, Eclex3.7 
 5. Kosk, Rapla KK3.3 
 6. Jallai, Tallina U.3.3 
 7. Puu, Tallina U.3.2 
 8. Miil, Tallina U.3.2 
 9. Langenfelde, RTU-.3.2 
 10. Ptitsona, Eclex T.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  TTT Riga
  (174-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Krastina, TTT Riga2.8 
 2. Koster, Eclex Tall.2.7 
 3. Vasiljeva, Tartu U.2.7 
 4. Silaraja, Cesis2.7 
 5. Langenfelde, RTU-.2.6 
 6. Hampton, Seatt.2.5 
 7. Wallace, Tallina U.2.4 
 8. Fomina, RTU-Merks2.4 
 9. Rozenberga, TTT R.2.4 
 10. Puu, Tallina U.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daina LAZDENIECE
  RTU-M.
  (187-C-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.2.3 
 2. Jallai, Tallina U.1.7 
 3. Kasemagi, Eclex T.1.3 
 4. Mesila-K., Eclex T.1.3 
 5. Strautmane, Kolibr.1.1 
 6. Veidere, TTT Riga1.1 
 7. Langina, RTU-Merks1.1 
 8. Peterkin, Liepajas1.1 
 9. Hampton, Seatt.1.0 
 10. Strautmane, Kolib.1.0 


EuroBasket 2013: Great Britain hold off Latvia for second win in a row - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain - Latvia 69:56

Great Britain confirmed their impressive form at the start of 2013 EuroBasket. They outgunned Latvia to improve at 2-0 record in Group C. Latvia in the meantime slipped at 0-2. Kimberly Butler (186-PF-82, college: Oregon St.) stepped up with 14 points and 9 rebounds before fouling out.
Great Britain capped the first period with 9 points in a row to take a 16:10 lead. Clark opened a double-digit lead for Great Britain midway through the second term 29:19. Latvia bridged two halves with a 9:0 rally to cut the deficit at 2-point mark 30:32. Ieva Krastina (174-G/F-90, agency: LBM Management) made it 37:36 for Latvia midway through the third quarter. However Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) and Kimberly Butler helped Great Britain regain a 48:43 lead at the final break. Collins and Thomas-Johnson made it 59:48 for Great Britain midway through the fourth period. They kept Latvia at distance throughout the reminder of the contest and recorded a well-deserved win at the end. Johannah Leedham provided 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Azania Stewart (195-C-89, college: Florida) added 9 points for the winning side. Ieva Krastina responded with 12 points for Latvia. Anete Steinberga (188-F-90, agency: LBM Management, college: UTEP) and Liene Jansone (192-F/C-81, college: Siena) had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Great Britain: Kimberly Butler 14, Johannah Leedham 13, Azania Stewart 9
Latvia: Ieva Krastina 12, Anete Steinberga 11, Liene Jansone 11



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  LITHUANIA   


EuroBasket 2013: Czech Republic prevail against Lithuania - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Lithuania 70:51

Czech Republic rejuvenated their 2013 EuroBasket campaign with a key victory over Lithuania. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) posted 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners at 1-1 record in Group D. Lithuania fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
The teams exchanged baskets throughout the opening frame 14:14. But Czech Republic went on a 9:0 run early in the second period to take a 30:16 lead. They dominated every facet of the game at the moment and rallied to a 39:22 halftime lead. Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) and Hindrakova gave Czech Republic a 20-point advantage early in the third period. They maintained it throughout the reminder of the quarter to enjoy a 53:31 buffer heading into the fourth frame. The margin grew at 24-point mark before Czech Republic allowed their opponents to cut the deficit at 19-point at the end of the game. Veronika Bortelova and Ilona Burgrova (194-C-84, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 13 points apiece for the winners. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) responded with 13 points for Lithuania. Kamile Nacickaite (180-G-89, college: Drexel) had 12 points in the losing effort.

Czech Republic: Petra Kulichova 15, Veronika Bortelova 13, Ilona Burgrova 13
Lithuania: Gintare Petronyte 13, Kamile Nacickaite 12



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  MONTENEGRO   


EuroBasket 2013: Turkey shoot down Montenegro - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Montenegro 66:57

Turkey claimed the second straight win at the EuroBasket 2013. They overcame a slow start to knock down Montenegro for 2-0 record atop of preliminary Group A. Montenegro slipped at 1-1 record. Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) and Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) notched 12 points each for the winners.
Montenegro opened the game with a 12-0 run. Nevriye Yilmaz (194-C-80) scored the first points for Turkey after 5 minutes of silence, but then Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) increased to 15-2 lead. Canitez scored 5 in a row for 15:7, while Nevriye Yilmaz reduced to 6 points. Dubljevic scored two free throws for 17:9 and Tugba Palazoglu later closed the first period at 21:12.
Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored the first five points for Montenegro in the second frame, but Hollingsworth and Caglar scored for 26:16. Esmeral Tuncluer reduced to 28:20, while the teams later could not score for a decent amount of time. Tugba Palazoglu nailed three to break the silence at 28:23 and then Ivegin closed a 9-0 Turkish run for 29:28 at the halftime. Jovanovic and Jelena Skerovic put Montenegro in front at the start of the second half. But not for long though. Turkey quickly regained the lead and capped the third term on a 12:2 rally to post a 47:38 lead. Tugba Palazoglu stretched the lead to 11 points midway through the fourth frame. Jelena Skerovic pulled the Balkan team within six points 55:61 but Turkey calmly rallied to the victory in the dying seconds. Nevriye Yilmaz accounted for 10 points for the winning side. Jelena Skerovic answered with 16 points and 9 assists for Montenegro. Iva Perovanovic had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Turkey: Tugba Palazoglu 12, Esmeral Tuncluer 12, Nevriye Yilmaz 10
Montenegro: Iva Perovanovic 17, Jelena Skerovic 16



Montenegro lose in derby game - by Dragan Scepanovic

Turkey - Montenegro 66:57 ( 12:21,17:7,18:10,19:19)
For 1 points : Turkey 11-8 (73%) , Montenegro 12-11 (92%)
For 2 points : Turkey 36-20 (56%) , Montenegro 39-17 (44%)
For 3 points : Turkey 15-6 (40%) , Montenegro 18-4 (22%)
Ass. : Turkey 15 , Montenegro 15
Reb. : Turkey 33 (24+9) , Montenegro 30 (19+12)
Still ball : Turkey 6 , Montenegro 6
Block : Turkey 2 , Montenegro 0
Lose : Turkey 14 , Montenegro 11

Turkey : Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) 12 , Canitez 7, Gunay , Vardarli 5, Dalgalar , Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) 12, Alben 2, Nevriye Yilmaz (194-C-80) 10, Dirak , Hollingsworth 6, Ivegin 2 , Bahar Caglar (186-F-88) 12
Montenegro : Bajic , Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) 16 , De Forge 4, Baletic 4 , Popovic , Aleksic 2, Dubljevic 12 , Bjelica , Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) 17 , Turcinovic , Jovanovic 2 , Culafic .



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  POLAND   

Stats Leaders - PLKK

Points Per Game
 Nnemkadi OGWUMIKE
  L.Angele.
  (189-F/C-90)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Ogwumike, L.Angele.18.3 
 2. McBride, Artego B.18.1 
 3. Szczechowiak, Arte.16.4 
 4. Charles, Connecti.15.6 
 5. Nwagbo, Gorzow15.4 
 6. Bennett, Nantes14.5 
 7. Snell, CCC P.14.2 
 8. Jankowska, Widzew14.1 
 9. Ross, Energa Torun13.7 
 10. Musina, CCC P.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charity SZCZECHOWIAK
  Artego B.
  (191-C-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Szczechowiak, Arte.10.2 
 2. Ogwumike, L.Angele.9.3 
 3. Nwagbo, Gorzow8.9 
 4. Dosty, Gorzow8.4 
 5. Morris, Artego B.8.4 
 6. Michael, Energa T.8.4 
 7. Charles, Connecti.8.3 
 8. Jankowska, Widzew7.1 
 9. Bennett, Nantes6.8 
 10. Kassing, BI SSA6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Julie MCBRIDE
  Artego B.
  (165-G-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. McBride, Artego B.7.2 
 2. Palau, USK Praha5.1 
 3. Colson, Lider P.4.6 
 4. Zoll, Chicago S.4.0 
 5. Dixon, BI SSA G.3.7 
 6. Idczak, Energa T.3.7 
 7. Gajda, PTK P.3.6 
 8. Phillips, Wisla C.3.4 
 9. Pawlak, Wisla C.3.1 
 10. Rzeznik, Widzew3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Julie MCBRIDE
  Artego B.
  (165-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. McBride, Artego B.2.7 
 2. Idczak, Energa T.2.7 
 3. Colson, Lider P.2.3 
 4. Gajda, PTK P.2.2 
 5. Skobel, Gorzow2.1 
 6. Zietara, Good A.2.1 
 7. Ouvina, Wisla C.2.0 
 8. Ogwumike, L.Angele.2.0 
 9. Ross, Energa Torun2.0 
 10. Nwagbo, Gorzow1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Agnieszka MAJEWSKA
  CCC P.
  (195-C-82)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Majewska, CCC P.1.6 
 2. Dosty, Gorzow1.3 
 3. Jankowska, Widzew0.9 
 4. Bennett, Otago O.0.9 
 5. Szczechowiak, Arte.0.9 
 6. Michael, Energa T.0.8 
 7. Morris, Artego B.0.8 
 8. Bennett, Nantes0.7 
 9. Szott-Hejmej, Wisl.0.7 
 10. Gala, Artego Bydg.0.6 



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  ROMANIA   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brandie HOSKINS
  Brasov
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Hoskins, Brasov19.3 
 2. Givens, ICIM A.18.6 
 3. Lucas, Tulsa S.17.2 
 4. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe16.9 
 5. Brown, Alba Iulia16.0 
 6. Tobin, DKSK15.2 
 7. Pesovic, Timisoara15.2 
 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. Thornton, Brasov8.3 
 8. Givens, ICIM A.8.3 
 9. Mitov, Craiova8.3 
 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, Alba Iulia5.0 
 3. Cursaru, Brasov4.6 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.4.4 
 5. Nicolaescu, Rapid4.2 
 6. Prlja, Craiova4.2 
 7. Ajavon, Washingt.4.0 
 8. Arnold, Alexandria3.9 
 9. Bajic, Sp.Stude.3.5 
 10. Jones, Cluj Napo.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Alba Iulia
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Brown, Alba Iulia3.9 
 2. Robbins, Lucca2.9 
 3. Lyons, Alexandria2.8 
 4. Sipos, Alexandria2.8 
 5. Chis, Oradea2.7 
 6. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe2.6 
 7. Vlaicu, Oradea2.4 
 8. Thornton, Brasov2.4 
 9. Pesovic, Timisoara2.4 
 10. Givens, ICIM A.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. Arlen, Alexandria0.9 
 9. Thornton, Brasov0.9 
 10. Thompson, Alba Iu.0.9 



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Epiphanny PRINCE
  Chicago S.
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Prince, Chicago S.17.7 
 2. Parker, L.Angele.17.3 
 3. Bonner, Phoenix M.17.0 
 4. Johnson, Tulsa S.16.4 
 5. Langhorne, Washin.15.7 
 6. Turner, Antakya14.8 
 7. Augustus, Minneso.14.4 
 8. Gruda, UMMC14.3 
 9. Taurasi, Phoen.13.5 
 10. Toliver, L.Angele.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Glory JOHNSON
  Tulsa S.
  (191-F-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Johnson, Tulsa S.11.4 
 2. Bonner, Phoenix M.8.6 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.8.5 
 4. Snow, Washingt.7.6 
 5. Vidmer, Dynamo M.7.5 
 6. Langhorne, Washin.7.4 
 7. Kiseleva, Chevaka.7.3 
 8. Popovic, Spartak N.7.2 
 9. Dupree, Phoenix M.7.0 
 10. Vieru, Spartak6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Becky HAMMON
  S.Antoni.
  (175-PG-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Hammon, S.Antoni.5.5 
 2. Taurasi, Phoen.5.1 
 3. Johnson, Seattle4.7 
 4. Toliver, L.Angele.4.1 
 5. Dominguez, UMMC4.1 
 6. Montgomery, Conne.3.4 
 7. Turner, Antakya3.4 
 8. Abrosimova, Dynamo3.2 
 9. Berseneva, Energy3.1 
 10. Khrustaleva, Dyna.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Candace PARKER
  L.Angele.
  (193-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Parker, L.Angele.2.1 
 2. Vodopiyanova, Dyn.2.0 
 3. Turner, Antakya2.0 
 4. Johnson, Tulsa S.2.0 
 5. Prince, Chicago S.2.0 
 6. Bonner, Phoenix M.1.8 
 7. Vorobyeva, Rostov1.7 
 8. Popovic, Spartak N.1.7 
 9. Bigovic, Spartak N.1.6 
 10. Snytsina, Chevak.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekaterina LISINA
  Dynamo K.
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisina, Dynamo K.2.0 
 2. Popovic, Spartak N.1.5 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.1.4 
 4. Myasoedova, Dynam.1.1 
 5. Vidmer, Dynamo M.0.9 
 6. Stepanova, UMMC0.9 
 7. Vieru, Spartak0.8 
 8. Snow, Washingt.0.8 
 9. Kiseleva, Chevaka.0.8 
 10. Loginova, Dynamo0.8 


EuroBasket 2013: Sweden shock Russia in Vannes - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Russia 68:57

Sweden registered the first win at the 2013 EuroBasket. They defeated Russia to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Ashley Key (177-G-85, college: N.Carolina St.) came up with 14 points to lead the Scandinavian side. Russia found themselves in an unexpected winless position at the bottom of the ladder 0-2. They must win against Italy tomorrow to stay in the title chase.
Russia looked comfortable in the opening quarter. They gained an 18:14 lead at the first break. But Sweden did not allow their opponents to clear off. The Scandinavian team opened the second term on an 8:0 run to take a 22:18 lead. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) came up with eight straight points for Russia late in the half to give them a 34:31 lead. But Sweden started the third term strong to regain the advantage. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) helped Sweden to a 51:41 lead late in the third term. Elisabeth Egnell (185-F-87, college: Boston Coll.) opened the fourth frame with four consecutive points as Sweden grabbed a 55:41 lead. Soon Elisabeth Egnell provided the Scandinavians with a 65:49 advantage. Russia capped the regulation with six points in a row but could not avoid the loss at the end. Frida Eldebrink notched 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Elisabeth Egnell and Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) finished with 10 points apiece in the win. Epiphanny Prince responded with 16 points for Russia. Nadezhda Grishaeva (195-C-89) had 11 points in the loss.

Sweden: Ashley Key 14, Frida Eldebrink 12, Elisabeth Egnell 10, Louice Halvarsson 10+10 boards
Russia: Epiphanny Prince 16, Nadezhda Grishaeva 11



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  SERBIA   

Stats Leaders - 1A women

Points Per Game
 Ivana GRUBOR
  Jagodina.
  (185-F/C-84)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Grubor, Jagodina.20.4 
 2. Racic, Sumadija KG15.6 
 3. Radosevic, Celarevo15.6 
 4. Radosevic, Srbobran14.8 
 5. Jovovic, Vrbas M.14.5 
 6. Stanacev, Crvena14.5 
 7. Milic, Radnicki KG14.3 
 8. Ilic, Student14.3 
 9. Price, Vrbas M.13.8 
 10. Domazet, Srbobran13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mirjana VELISAVLJEVIC
  Sabac
  (188-C-78)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Velisavljevi., Sab.8.8 
 2. Jovanovic, Radnick.8.0 
 3. Ilic, Student7.8 
 4. Domazet, Srbobran7.4 
 5. Milic, Radnicki KG7.3 
 6. Marjanovic, Sumadi.7.2 
 7. Vukovic, Stara P.7.0 
 8. Grubor, Jagodina.6.9 
 9. Lakovic, Celarevo6.8 
 10. Niksic, Crvena Z.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandra STANACEV
  Crvena Z.
  (167-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Stanacev, Crvena7.3 
 2. Radosevic, Srbobran5.0 
 3. Ninkovic, Celarevo4.0 
 4. Radosevic, Celarevo3.9 
 5. Prvulovic, Radnick.3.7 
 6. Musulin, Stara P.3.6 
 7. Grubor, Jagodina.3.6 
 8. Grahovac, Beocin3.2 
 9. Djordjevic, Jagodi.3.2 
 10. Cukic, Vrbas M.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Hristina MARJANOVIC
  Sumadija.
  (170-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Marjanovic, Sumadi.3.0 
 2. Price, Vrbas M.2.8 
 3. Popovic, Student2.6 
 4. Grahovac, Beocin2.5 
 5. Radosevic, Celarevo2.3 
 6. Stojanovic, Stude.2.3 
 7. Niksic, Crvena Z.2.3 
 8. Milosevic, Srbobran2.0 
 9. Grubor, Jagodina.2.0 
 10. Radosevic, Srbobr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marija TERZIC
  Celarevo
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Terzic, Celarevo2.2 
 2. Ilic, Student1.4 
 3. Milic, Radnicki KG1.0 
 4. Velisavljevi., Sab.1.0 
 5. Vuckovic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 6. Rajic, Vrbas M.0.7 
 7. Vukovic, Stara P.0.6 
 8. Srdjanov, Srbobran0.5 
 9. Terzic, Stara P.0.4 
 10. Crvendakic, Crven.0.4 


EuroBasket 2013: France silence Serbia - by Eurobasket News

France - Serbia 76:32

France breezed to the second straight victory at the 2013 EuroBasket. The hosts demolished Serbia to stay undefeated in Group C. Gaelle Skrela (178-G-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 14 points to pace the winners. Serbia suffered the second straight loss and would have to win against Latvia on the final day of the preliminary round to stay in the title race.
France gave no chance to Serbia. Les Bleus were assertive right from tip off. They cleared off to a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. Serbia found it difficult to deliver on the offensive end as France kept on running away in the second frame. Les Bleus ensured a 38:15 halftime advantage. More to come in the third term. Les Bleus did not slow down as they gained a comfortable 30-point lead at the final intermission. Les Bleus finished off their opponents with a massive 21:7 run in the fourth frame. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) netted 10 points, while Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) added 10 for the winning side. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) responded with 15 points for Serbia. Tamara Radocaj (170-PG-87, agency: Interperformances) had 8 points in the loss.

France: Gaelle Skrela 14, Celine Dumerc 10, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 10
Serbia: Ana Dabovic 15, Tamara Radocaj 8



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EuroBasket 2013: Slovak Republic defeat Ukraine - by Eurobasket News

Slovak Republic - Ukraine 75:68

Slovak Republic registered the first victory at the EuroBasket. They outscored Ukraine to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Ukraine suffered the second straight loss to remain at the bottom of the ladder.
Slovak Republic opened the game with a 4-0 run, but then Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) tied it all at 10:10. Dubrovina and again Alina Iagupova gave Ukraine 18:12 lead, while Matsko nailed three for 26:18. Dorogobuzova made two free throws for 28:20 at the end of the first period, but then Slovak Republic took control of the game. Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-C-90) tied the game at 31:31 and Slovakia erupted for 24-9 surge to take 44:37 at the halftime. Slovak Republic maintained the lead throughout the third term. They held Ukraine to 14 points in the period and ensured a 10-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Slovak Republic led by as many as 12 points midway through the fourth term. But Zaritska scored six points in a row and Mircheva added two more as Ukraine got within 4 points 66:70 with under four minutes remaining. Tetemondova answered with a timely three-pointer to calm things down a bit. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) made it 75:68 for Slovak Republic with just under two minutes remaining and the teams went scoreless in the reminder of the contest. Klaudia Lukacovicova provided 23 points and 9 boards for Slovak Republic. Lucia Kupcikova added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Alina Iagupova answered with 17 points but committed 8 turnovers for Ukraine. Olexandra Kurasova (186-F-86) had 12 points in the loss.

Slovak Republic: Klaudia Lukacovicova 23, Lucia Kupcikova 18, Timea Sujova (173-G-84) 11
Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 17, Olexandra Kurasova 12



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Stats Leaders - LFB

Points Per Game
 Bernice MOSBY
  Indiana F.
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Mosby, Indiana F.19.3 
 2. Allison, Mackay M.18.9 
 3. Traore, Cadi I.16.0 
 4. Romero, Gran C.15.3 
 5. Putnina, Umbertide15.3 
 6. Walich, Conquero14.9 
 7. Ndour, Gran Canaria14.5 
 8. Monroe, Charleville14.2 
 9. Denson, Caja Rural14.0 
 10. Diaz, Gran Canaria13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vanessa BLE
  Gran Canaria
  (190-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Ble, Gran Canaria11.5 
 2. Monroe, Charleville9.0 
 3. Putnina, Umbertide8.5 
 4. Covington, Cadi I.7.9 
 5. Allison, Mackay M.7.6 
 6. Ndour, Gran Canaria7.6 
 7. Henry, Atlanta D.7.6 
 8. Mosby, Indiana F.7.5 
 9. Denson, Caja Rural7.1 
 10. Stevenson, Hondar.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Noemi JORDANA
  Uni Girona
  (173-PG-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jordana, Uni Girona4.0 
 2. Romero, Gran C.3.6 
 3. Mirchandani, Conqu.3.4 
 4. Asurmendi, UNB O.3.2 
 5. Ortiz, Perfumerias3.0 
 6. Suarez, Hondar.-.2.9 
 7. Fernandez, Perfume.2.7 
 8. Lopez, Bembibre2.6 
 9. Broering, Conquero2.6 
 10. Gomez, Burgos2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa KARCIC
  Novi Zagreb
  (185-PF-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Karcic, Novi Zagreb2.4 
 2. Romero, Gran C.2.2 
 3. Chumillas, Burgos2.2 
 4. Allison, Mackay M.2.2 
 5. Gomez, Burgos2.2 
 6. Xargay Casad., Per.2.0 
 7. Gil, Rivas Ecopolis1.9 
 8. Casas, Rivas Ecopo.1.9 
 9. Mosby, Indiana F.1.8 
 10. Fernandez, Perfum.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacinta MONROE
  Charleville
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Monroe, Charleville1.0 
 2. Karcic, Novi Zagreb1.0 
 3. Putnina, Umbertide0.8 
 4. Ndour, Gran Canaria0.7 
 5. Mosby, Indiana F.0.7 
 6. Gomez, Lombos Q.0.7 
 7. Parham, Northsid.0.6 
 8. Ndoye, Gran Canaria0.6 
 9. Morrison, S.Antoni.0.6 
 10. Brown, Bembibre0.6 


EuroBasket 2013: Spain ease past Italy - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Italy 71:59

Spain grabbed the second consecutive victory at the 2013 EuroBasket in France. They overcame Italy for 2-0 record in Group B. Italy fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Spain eked out a 15:13 lead after ten minutes. They broke through in the second frame. Spain used an 8:0 run to give Spain a 33:19 lead. They posted a comfortable 37:23 halftime advantage. Gil gave Spain a 19-point lead midway through the third term 51:32. Misciadri and Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) hit back-to-back three-pointers to narrow the gap. Giorgia Sottana capped the third term with a jumper to cut the deficit at 13-point mark. Giorgia Sottana and Fassina allowed Italy to get within 7 points 51:58 with under five minutes remaining. Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) hit a pair of free throws and Amaya Valdemoro (183-F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) hit a triple as Spain got away with a comfortable win. Sancho Lyttle finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to pace Spain. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) added 15 points, while Amaya Valdemoro added 12 points in the win. Giorgia Sottana answered with 13 points for Italy. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) had 12 points in the loss.

Spain: Sancho Lyttle 19+13 boards, Alba Torrens 15, Amaya Valdemoro 12
Italy: Giorgia Sottana 13, Francesca Dotto 12



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  SWEDEN   

Stats Leaders - Damligan

Points Per Game