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  ARGENTINA   



FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Maldonado (Uruguay) -13 - by Eurobasket

Argentinian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Maximo Fjellerup
Fjellerup
Ayan Nunez de Carvalho
Nunez de Carvalho
Santiago Cuelho
Cuelho
Guillermo Aliende
Aliende
Christian Boudet
Boudet
#e#5
4Maximo Fjellerup 192-SG-97
5Ayan Nunez de Carvalho 192-G-97 Atl.Echague Argentina
6Santiago Cuelho 183-PG-97 Ferrocarril C. Argentina
7Guillermo Aliende 178-PG-97 Olimpico LB Argentina
8Christian Boudet 193-F-97 Independ.N. Argentina
9Nahuel Paciotti 183-PG-97 G.E.V.P. Argentina
10Jeffrey Merchant 197-F/C-97 Pueblo Nuevo Argentina
11Facundo Arens 189-F/C-97 Olimpo BB Argentina
12Lucio Delfino 197-PF-97 Union SF Argentina
13Emanuel Fernandez 204-C-97 Penarol Argentina
14Martin Fernandez 198-SF-97 Andes Talleres Argentina
15Lautaro Riego 198-C-97 Boca Jrs Argentina

Eduardo Japez Head Coach Argentino Argentina
Luis Fernandez Assistant



Bahia Estudiantes keep Lucas Faggiano - by Eurobasket News

Lucas Faggiano (189-PG-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) has extended the contract with Bahia Estudiantes. The point guard will spend at least one more season with the team. Lucas Faggiano joined Estudiantes Bahia back in 2010. Last season the guard posted 10.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game in LigaA. He was the member of U16 Argentinean National Team back in 2005.


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  AUSTRALIA   


IMac bounces back to form in big way for Braves - by Eurobasket News

Last September, the Bendigo Bank Braves announced the IMac was back.

But the man himself, Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.), likes to think hes not quite back to his best, anyway - just yet.

Yesterday, he was announced the South East Australia Basketball League player of the week with a combined 52 points and 19 rebounds for round 11.

But the big American believes he can improve and thats a scary proposition for the Braves opponents.

Im steadily improving each week, I just want to continue and play hard, McFarlin said.

I think the first couple of weeks I was trying to get the team involved more, now coach (Ben) Harvey has been telling me he wants me to score first, rather than pass.

If I didnt win (the award) this week, Im pretty happy with the 11-game winning streak you cant be too mad at that.

By McFarlins lofty standards, it was an up-and-down start to his third season in Bendigo.

There were some outstanding statlines, like a 36 point, 26 rebound return against Canberra.

But he also had three games of 10 points or less in the opening seven rounds.

Now, after some old-fashioned hard work, the 2011 east conference player of the year is closing in on top form.

Ive really been working hard, I really want to win the grand final this year, he said.

The past couple of years we played (2010 and 2011) Ive always got to the grand final and never won.

So Im taking that initiative to make myself better at practice.

I was maybe like three or four kilos over (weight when he arrived) and Ive got many people to thank for losing that.

Pete Natoli from Punches in Bunches has really helped me out on my core with boxing and it took out a couple of kilos.

Ive been going to the YMCA in Eaglehawk, thats helped me a lot.

My team-mates just really pushed me hard to get better each week and Ive shed the weight.

I can see Ive been a little bit quicker and Im getting results.

The Braves couldnt have asked for McFarlin to find consistency at a better time.

Fellow import Jazz Fergusons scoring has dropped in recent weeks as hes been double-teamed.

But the IMac has lifted.

In his past five games, McFarlin has averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds.

Im starting to work more on my shot and my ball-handling so I can be a more damaging player in the league, he said.

After a difficult season with its imports last year, its been all about THE team for the Braves this season.

This years imports were picked for their ability, but also their desire to win and willingness to play with a team-first attitude. So far, its worked, as the Braves sit second on the east conference ladder with a 12-3 record.

McFarlin believes this years team is better than the two conference-winning sides and he hopes to play a big part in proving that.

I just think now everybody knows their role and what theyre supposed to do on court. Hopefully, when it gets to that point again in finals, Ill be ready.
Courtesy of: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au



Australia level Sino-Australia Challenge - by Eurobasket News

Australia -China 85:50

Australia level Sino-Australia Challenge against China. The Boomers posted an easy 85:50 win in the second game at the WA Basketball Centre. The Boomers head to China tonight ahead of the Game Three on Wednesday.
Australia grabbed a 10:5 lead in the opening tip and won the first period 19:10. They increased to 29:15 midway through the second frame and enjoyed a 40:19 halftime advantage. Australia erupted with 11-3 surge early in the third period and dominated the game. As margin pushed beyond 20 points, the frustration began to tell on the visitors as they racked up the fouls. A late flurry by the Boomers ensured the lead would grow to 23 points heading into the final quarter.
Luke Nevill (218-C-86, college: Utah) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) nailed 14. Chris Goulding (192-G-88) delivered 13, whilst Cameron Gliddon (195-G-89, college: Concordia Irvine) had 12. Zhou Peng (210-F-89) replied with 9 points in the losing effort and Sun Yue (206-SF-85) nailed 8. Zhu FangYu (201-SF-83) followed them with 6 points in a loss.

Australia: Luke Nevill 17, Cameron Bairstow 14, Chris Goulding 13, Cameron Gliddon 12, Jason Cadee (186-G-91) 11

China: Zhou Peng 9, Sun Yue 8, Zhu FangYu 6



SBL: Defending champs find some form (Friday Night Wrap) - by Eurobasket News

Defending SBL champions the Cockburn Cougars got back on the winner's list on Friday night while the Perry Lakes Hawks sent off its coach with a thumping win over the Rockingham Flames.

The Cougars have had a horror championship defence to date but finally got back on the winner's list on Friday with a 92-89 win over the BOQ Perth Redbacks to improve to a 5-12 record.

Gavin Field hit 22 points for the Cougars while Brian Carlwell (211-C-87, agency: Dream Team Management, college: San Diego St.) had a huge night with 16 points and 19 rebounds. David Reichel added 16 points, Damien Scott 13 and Grant Davey 11. Alex Prince also scored 10 points for Cockburn.

Bennie Lewis top-scored for the Redbacks with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists with Adam Johnston scoring 17 points, Justin Brown 16, Jarrad Prior 14 and Michael Vigor 11.

The Perry Lakes Hawks won its last game under departing new Townsville Crocodiles head coach Shawn Dennis, thumping the Rockingham Flames 110-76 at the WA Basketball Centre largely thanks to a massive 36-10 second period.

Michael Lay scored 21 points for the Hawks with Corey Easley adding 18 points, Ben Purser 17, Robert Cassir (196-G-91) 14, Ryan O'Sullivan 13 and Tevin Jackson 10.

Steven Bennett scored 17 points for the Flames with Travis Moore (203-C-79) adding 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brendan Della Maddalena also scored 12 points and Marko Deric 11.

The Stirling Senators won just its fourth game of the season upsetting the second-placed People's Choice Eagles with a 98-91 win.

Cory Cooperwood led the way for Stirling with 26 points and seven rebounds. Josh Throns had 20 points, Nikolas Iliadis 14, Jordan Wild 12 (and 16 rebounds) and Thomas Witts 11.

Drew Williamson had a huge night for the Eagles finishing with 32 points and eight rebounds. Tom Jervis and Nikola Donlagic added 13 points apiece, and Sunday Dech and Jarrod Balcombe 10.

The Cockburn Cougars women's team moved up to fifth position on the ladder with a 9-6 record after beating the 6-9 Perth Redbacks on Friday night.

Kate Fielding and Emma Pass both scored 22 points each for the Cougars with Stephanie Jones adding 13 points and 10 boards. Taryn Priestly added 10 points, six boars and five assists.

Marita Payne worked hard for the Redbacks with 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. Tarsha Fletcher added in 16 points and Rachel Lisch 10 to go with five rebounds and five assists.

The Perry Lakes Hawks improved to a 6-6 record thumping the third-placed Rockingham Flames 87-51 set up by a dominant 25-10 opening quarter.

Gabriella Clayton scored 21 points for the Hawks with Belinda Mayger adding 14 points, Kate Anthony 12 and Sarah Donovan 12 to go with 16 rebounds and five blocked shots. Rebecca Boyanich also had nine points and 12 boards.

Samantha Whitcomb scored 11 points for Rockingham with Mary-Alice Telfer adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. Tayla Lewis also had 10 boards.

At Morley the Stirling Senators had a convincing 70-45 win over East Perth.

Article by Chris Pike
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



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  BAHAMAS   


Bahamas U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Starting five
#s#
Deajour Adderley
Adderley
Shamal Miller
Miller
Sebastian Gray
Gray
Shamar Burrows
Burrows
Livingston Bromwell
Bromwell
#e#5
Deajour Adderley 187-SG-96
Birthel Lightfoot 177-PG-97
Shamal Miller 190-SG-96
Sebastian Gray 198-SF-97
Shamar Burrows 187-G-97
Livingston Bromwell 193-SF-96
Travis Barnett 182-PG-96
Oswald Parker 193-PF-97
Qyemah Gibson 198-SF-97
Kevin Cooper 198-SF-97
Deondre Vilmar 190-PG-97
Marcian Higgins 187-PG-96

Quinton Hall Head Coach



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  BAHRAIN   


Four teams are ready for Golden Four Stage - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Premier League just ended.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Al Manama (4-1) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by Muharraq (4-1) 89-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Manama. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. Muharraq keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Al Manama.
Bottom-ranked Sitra is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Al Hala (3-2) 73-66. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ahli. Sitra at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost.
The game between third ranked Al Ahli (3-2) and 5th ranked Issa Town (1-4) in Manama on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. Al Ahli beat guests from Issa Town 69-51. Al Ahli maintains third place with 3-2 record behind leader Nuwaidrat, which they share with Al Hala. Loser Issa Town keeps the fifth position with four games lost.


Group Places 1-6
Al Hala - Sitra 73-66

Bottom-ranked Sitra is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Al Hala (3-2) 73-66. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ahli. Sitra at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost.
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Al Manama - Muharraq 79-89

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Al Manama (4-1) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by Muharraq (4-1) 89-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Manama. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. Muharraq keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Al Manama.
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Al Ahli - Issa Town 69-51

The game between third ranked Al Ahli (3-2) and 5th ranked Issa Town (1-4) in Manama on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. Al Ahli beat guests from Issa Town 69-51. Al Ahli maintains third place with 3-2 record behind leader Nuwaidrat, which they share with Al Hala. Loser Issa Town keeps the fifth position with four games lost.
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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Manuel Johnson extends contract with Teodo Tivat - by Eurobasket News

Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) will stay in Montenegro for another season. The forward has extended the contract with Teodo Tivat. Manuel Johnson joined the team at the start of the last season. He notched 12.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in A1 League. Manuel Johnson also posted 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists per appearance in Balkan League. He made it into All-Montenegrin League 2nd Team. Manuel Johnson was also named into All-Imports Team. Previously the forward spent three seasons playing for Academica Coimbra in Portugal. He was trumped All-Portuguese League Forward of the Year in 2009. He also earned All-Portuguese League Honourable Mention in 2010.


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  BOTSWANA   


Weekend games update - by Peter Ubakar

In the first game between Cadets and Warriors, Cadet won that game 90-50, while in the second game Troopers were up against BDF V and won that game78-57. In other games in Francistown in which dolphins were playing against Splinters and Flames. In their first game against Flames, Dolphins won 29-54, while their second game against Splinters they also took that 37-74. The All star game will be coming up in August which will pit the best teams in the league going at each other. There will also be a slam dunk competition and three point shoot out.


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  BRAZIL   


Franca bring in Christopher Hayes - by Eurobasket News

Franca strengthened their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy). The forward spent the last season in Uruguay. He played for Aguada. Christopher Hayes posted 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game in LUB. Previously the forward played for Flamengo. He notched 5.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in NBB. Hayes also posted 2.5 points and 2.5 boards in Liga Sudamericana. Earlier he had stints in Turkey, Argentina, D-League. He participated at the Eurobasket Summer League in Chicago in 2009. Christopher Hayes was named the MVP.


Paulistano add Pilar Alves - by Eurobasket News

Paulistano continued to bolster their roster for the next season. They landed Pilar Alves (200-F-84) lately. The forward spent the last season with Bauru. He posted 11.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 block per game in NBB. Pilar Alves also delivered 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per appearance in Paulista League. Previously Pilar Alves had spells for Sao Bernardo, Sorocaba. He is also not new to Paulistano. He played for the team in 2004.
Pilar Alves is the third reinforcement for Paulistano. The team previously announced Desmond Holloway (190-G-88, college: Co.Carolina) and Kenny Dawkins (175-G-87, college: Lamar).



Lagun Aro confirm Brazilian Raul Neto for the next season - by Eurobasket News

Lagun Aro confirm Brazilian Raul Neto (186-PG-92) for the next season. Coach Alfonso Alonso (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) still hopes to stay in Liga Endesa as they believe that at least one of Alicante or Andorra, the two top teams of second division (LEB Oro) will not be capable to play next season in Liga Endesa.
Raul Neto averaged 8.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Neto played also at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (ACB) in Spanish league. In 37 games he had 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the Brazilian National League Semifinals for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Neto received also Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 2nd Team award in 2011.
Neto was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012 and previously for U19 National Team between 2009 and 2011. Neto also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg. Neto has played also professionally in Brazil (Minas).



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  BULGARIA   


VTB League welcomes Bulgarian Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

VTB League welcomes Bulgarian Lukoil Academik in 2013/14 season. The Champions of Bulgaria will play the next season in VTB.
Few days ago Lukoil Academik clinched NBL 2012/2013 title in Bulgaria. The team won the decisive game against Levski 86:81 and won the series 3-2. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-10. But Levski Sofia won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 28 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import center Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-C-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Marko Marinovic added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Levski Sofia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.



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  CANADA   


Canadian U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Canadian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Brandon Cyrus
Cyrus
Koby McEwen
McEwen
Malick Turenne
Turenne
Jerome Desrosiers
Desrosiers
Jamal Murray
Murray
#e#5
4Brandon Cyrus 193-SG-97
5Koby McEwen 187-PG-97
6Malick Turenne 195-SG-96
7Jerome Desrosiers 198-SG-97
8Jamal Murray 191-PG-96
9Edward Ekiyor 203-F/G-96
10Kalif Young 200-G/F-96
11Marcus Ottey 185-PG-96
12Justin Jackson 198-SG-97
13Kevin Hamlet 198-SF-97
14Nolan Narain 205-C-97
15Tyrell Leotaud 195-G/F-96

Dave DeAveiro Head Coach
Barnaby Craddock Assistant Alberta Canada



Canada 2013 Development Mens National Team beat China Olympic team in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Canada 2013 Development Mens National Team beat China Olympic team in the opener of the 2013 Four Nations International Invitational Tournament. The Canadian side posted a 70:66 over the hosts in Day 1.
China looked a bit better in the first half and managed to take 36:34 advantage. Canada however looked better in the second half and posted a narrow win. Duanjiangpeng led all scorers with 20 points, while Chang Lin scored 10 points and five rebounds. Zeng Xu get 7 points and 2 steals, whilst Zhong Mian added 7 points.
In another game Latvia U20 overcame USA team 67:65.
Canada will continue the Four Nations International Tournament tomorrow when they play against Team USA. China will take on Latvia U20 tomorrow. The four-team competition will act as a tune-up for this summers upcoming World University Games in Kazan, Russia.



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  CBL   

Standings

CBL Standings
 1. M.Tennessee S. 5-1 
 2. St.Louis H. 5-2 
 3. Bowling Green H. 3-4 
 4. River City P. 2-6 
 5. Dayton A.S. 1-1 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jun. 8: Bowling Green H. - M.Tennessee S. 130-124

Regular Season: Round 11

Jun. 15: Bowling Green H. - River City P.
Jun. 15: St.Louis H. - Dayton A.S.


Stats Leaders

Central Basketball League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Thrash (MTS) 28.0
Gills (RCP) 25.3
Hill (SL) 21.8
Rebounds Per Game
Gills (RCP) 12.3
Rouse (MTS) 10.0
Key (BG) 9.0
Assists Per Game
Crook (BG) 5.5
Lee (RCP) 4.7
Thrash (MTS) 4.5



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  CHILE   


Chilean U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Chilean U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Javier Barra
Barra
Diego Low
Low
Ignacio Herrera
Herrera
Nicolas Carpo
Carpo
Sebastian Herrera
Herrera
#e#5
Javier Barra 209-C-97 CAI Zaragoza Spain
Diego Low 190-SF-97
Felipe Haase
Clemente Schwerter
Ignacio Herrera 190-C-96
Nicolas Carpo 180-F-96
Santiago Soulodre
Cristian Carrillo
Juan Pablo Moya
Sebastian Herrera 190-SF-97
Dante Bahamonde 174-G-96
Camilo Torres 176-G-97
Ismael Adriazola Dep.Pucon Chile
Felipe Soto 174-PG-96
Nicolas Aguirre 176-PG-97
Nicolas Carvacho

Juan Manuel Cordova Head Coach



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  CHINA   


Australia level Sino-Australia Challenge - by Eurobasket News

Australia -China 85:50

Australia level Sino-Australia Challenge against China. The Boomers posted an easy 85:50 win in the second game at the WA Basketball Centre. The Boomers head to China tonight ahead of the Game Three on Wednesday.
Australia grabbed a 10:5 lead in the opening tip and won the first period 19:10. They increased to 29:15 midway through the second frame and enjoyed a 40:19 halftime advantage. Australia erupted with 11-3 surge early in the third period and dominated the game. As margin pushed beyond 20 points, the frustration began to tell on the visitors as they racked up the fouls. A late flurry by the Boomers ensured the lead would grow to 23 points heading into the final quarter.
Luke Nevill (218-C-86, college: Utah) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) nailed 14. Chris Goulding (192-G-88) delivered 13, whilst Cameron Gliddon (195-G-89, college: Concordia Irvine) had 12. Zhou Peng (210-F-89) replied with 9 points in the losing effort and Sun Yue (206-SF-85) nailed 8. Zhu FangYu (201-SF-83) followed them with 6 points in a loss.

Australia: Luke Nevill 17, Cameron Bairstow 14, Chris Goulding 13, Cameron Gliddon 12, Jason Cadee (186-G-91) 11

China: Zhou Peng 9, Sun Yue 8, Zhu FangYu 6



Canada 2013 Development Mens National Team beat China Olympic team in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Canada 2013 Development Mens National Team beat China Olympic team in the opener of the 2013 Four Nations International Invitational Tournament. The Canadian side posted a 70:66 over the hosts in Day 1.
China looked a bit better in the first half and managed to take 36:34 advantage. Canada however looked better in the second half and posted a narrow win. Duanjiangpeng led all scorers with 20 points, while Chang Lin scored 10 points and five rebounds. Zeng Xu get 7 points and 2 steals, whilst Zhong Mian added 7 points.
In another game Latvia U20 overcame USA team 67:65.
Canada will continue the Four Nations International Tournament tomorrow when they play against Team USA. China will take on Latvia U20 tomorrow. The four-team competition will act as a tune-up for this summers upcoming World University Games in Kazan, Russia.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Rafael Barias and Los Minas take 2-1 leads in respective semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

Rafael Barias and Los Minas are close to reaching District Nacional Finals.
Rafael Barias are 2-1 up on Bameso following an 87:83 victory. Joel Ramirez scored 18 points to pace the winners. Bameso led by five points after the opening frame but Rafael Barias went on a 25:14 run in the second term to pull ahead. Bameso cut the deficit to just one point in the third term. Rafael Barias withstood the challenge and eked out a narrow win at the end. Evan Brock (204-F-84, college: Alabama) delivered 17 points, while Luis Martinez had 12 points in the win. Gerardo Suero responded with 26 points and 10 rebounds for Bameso. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Georgia Tech) topscored with 33 points in the loss.
In the meantime Los Minas grabbed 2-1 lead over San Carlos beating those 89:86. Robert Glenn (201-F/C-89, college: IUPUI) stepped up with 20 points for the winners. Alberto Ozuna (G) chipped in 18 points in the victory. Warren Carter (205-F/C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) replied with 25 points for San Carlos. Jack Martinez had 19 points in the defeat.



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  FBA   

Standings

FBA Standings
 1. Tampa Bay R. 6-2 
 2. Heartland P. 4-2 
 3. Florida Flight 4-3 
 4. Palm Beach T. 0-7 



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  FIBA AMERICAS U16   


Canadian U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Canadian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Brandon Cyrus
Cyrus
Koby McEwen
McEwen
Malick Turenne
Turenne
Jerome Desrosiers
Desrosiers
Jamal Murray
Murray
#e#5
4Brandon Cyrus 193-SG-97
5Koby McEwen 187-PG-97
6Malick Turenne 195-SG-96
7Jerome Desrosiers 198-SG-97
8Jamal Murray 191-PG-96
9Edward Ekiyor 203-F/G-96
10Kalif Young 200-G/F-96
11Marcus Ottey 185-PG-96
12Justin Jackson 198-SG-97
13Kevin Hamlet 198-SF-97
14Nolan Narain 205-C-97
15Tyrell Leotaud 195-G/F-96

Dave DeAveiro Head Coach
Barnaby Craddock Assistant Alberta Canada



FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Maldonado (Uruguay) -13 - by Eurobasket

Argentinian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Maximo Fjellerup
Fjellerup
Ayan Nunez de Carvalho
Nunez de Carvalho
Santiago Cuelho
Cuelho
Guillermo Aliende
Aliende
Christian Boudet
Boudet
#e#5
4Maximo Fjellerup 192-SG-97
5Ayan Nunez de Carvalho 192-G-97 Atl.Echague Argentina
6Santiago Cuelho 183-PG-97 Ferrocarril C. Argentina
7Guillermo Aliende 178-PG-97 Olimpico LB Argentina
8Christian Boudet 193-F-97 Independ.N. Argentina
9Nahuel Paciotti 183-PG-97 G.E.V.P. Argentina
10Jeffrey Merchant 197-F/C-97 Pueblo Nuevo Argentina
11Facundo Arens 189-F/C-97 Olimpo BB Argentina
12Lucio Delfino 197-PF-97 Union SF Argentina
13Emanuel Fernandez 204-C-97 Penarol Argentina
14Martin Fernandez 198-SF-97 Andes Talleres Argentina
15Lautaro Riego 198-C-97 Boca Jrs Argentina

Eduardo Japez Head Coach Argentino Argentina
Luis Fernandez Assistant



Chilean U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Chilean U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Javier Barra
Barra
Diego Low
Low
Ignacio Herrera
Herrera
Nicolas Carpo
Carpo
Sebastian Herrera
Herrera
#e#5
Javier Barra 209-C-97 CAI Zaragoza Spain
Diego Low 190-SF-97
Felipe Haase
Clemente Schwerter
Ignacio Herrera 190-C-96
Nicolas Carpo 180-F-96
Santiago Soulodre
Cristian Carrillo
Juan Pablo Moya
Sebastian Herrera 190-SF-97
Dante Bahamonde 174-G-96
Camilo Torres 176-G-97
Ismael Adriazola Dep.Pucon Chile
Felipe Soto 174-PG-96
Nicolas Aguirre 176-PG-97
Nicolas Carvacho

Juan Manuel Cordova Head Coach



Mexican U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Mexican U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Ignacio Villegas
Villegas
Oscar Pina
Pina
Daniel Castro
Castro
Rene Melendez
Melendez
Ivan Venegas
Venegas
#e#5
Ignacio Villegas 188-PF-97
Oscar Pina 180-SG-97
Daniel Castro 178-PG-97
Rene Melendez 192-SF-96
Ivan Venegas 200-C-96
Bryan Urrutia 97
Saul Santana 180-F-97
Jesus Olivera 183-SG-97
Kevin Vazquez 198-PF-97
Diego Contreras 186-PG-96
Hector Chavira 180-PG-96
Axel Hohenstein 202-C-97
Juan Lara 200-C-97

Jesus Panduro Head Coach
Jose Guerra Assistant



Bahamas U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Starting five
#s#
Deajour Adderley
Adderley
Shamal Miller
Miller
Sebastian Gray
Gray
Shamar Burrows
Burrows
Livingston Bromwell
Bromwell
#e#5
Deajour Adderley 187-SG-96
Birthel Lightfoot 177-PG-97
Shamal Miller 190-SG-96
Sebastian Gray 198-SF-97
Shamar Burrows 187-G-97
Livingston Bromwell 193-SF-96
Travis Barnett 182-PG-96
Oswald Parker 193-PF-97
Qyemah Gibson 198-SF-97
Kevin Cooper 198-SF-97
Deondre Vilmar 190-PG-97
Marcian Higgins 187-PG-96

Quinton Hall Head Coach



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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Bisons captured Antto Nikkarinen - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Finnish Champion Bisons (Loiimaa) will loose American G and Team captain Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.), but has now then captured Finnish NT G Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management). Nikkarinen and Bisons have agreed and signed a 2+1 year contract. Nikkarinen has played the four last seasons (2009-13) on Kouvot (Kouvola) roster. Passed season Nikkarinen averaged 12,6 ppg (1 - 82,5%, 2 - 47,2 %, 3 - 35,7%), 3,1 rpg, 4,9 apg in 33:09 mpg and 44 contests.


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Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.4 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.0 
 3. King, Selcuk Univ.16.8 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.1 
 5. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 6. Williams, Paris-.15.7 
 7. Sommerville, Nancy15.6 
 8. Schilb, Chalon15.4 
 9. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.3 
 10. Green, Orleans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.7 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 5. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 6. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 7. Collins, Roanne7.0 
 8. Greer, Strasbourg6.9 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.9 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Selcuk Univ.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. King, Selcuk Univ.7.4 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.7 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Schilb, Chalon5.2 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.8 
 6. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.7 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg4.5 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.4 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Amagou, Roanne4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Washington, Le Ma.2.0 
 3. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 4. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 5. Greene, Orleans1.7 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 9. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 10. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.9 
 2. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.6 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Sy, AS.1.2 
 5. Williams, Chalon1.1 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Issa, Le Mans0.8 
 9. Fall, Poitiers0.8 
 10. Plaisted, Limoges0.8 


David Melody announces retirement - by Eurobasket News

David Melody (184-G-77) announce his retirement from pro basketball. The guard spent the last three seasons with Dijon. Last season David Melody posted 6.4 points, 1.8 assists and 1.8 boards per game in EuroChallenge. He also delivered 7.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in ProA. Previously David Melody played for Boulogne, Vichy, Saint Ettiene, Stade Clermontois, Clermond Ferrant. He was named All-French ProB Guard of the Year in 2004. David Melody also made it into ProA All-Defensive Team back in 2008. He earned All-French ProB Honourable Mention in 2011. Melody participated at ProA All-Star Game in 2010. The guard made it into French B National Team in 2004.


Nanterre rally to ProA title! - by Eurobasket News

Nanterre - Strasbourg 83:77

Nanterre have become the new ProA champions. The underdogs fired past Strasbourg in the fourth game of the Finals to claim 3-1 win in the series. David Lighty (195-G/F-88, college: Ohio St.) stepped up with 21 points to lead the hosts.
Strasbourg went on a 19:9 run to start the clash. But Nanterre did not panic and responded with a 13:0 run to gain a 22:19 lead early in the second period. Nanterre extended the lead in the second frame. The hosts opened a 35:25 advantage midway through the period. Strasbourg got within four points at the interval 36:40. Nanterre maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The hosts built a 59:51 advantage heading into the fourth period. Strasbourg went on a desperate comeback rally in the final stanza. They narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark 68:70. But Nanterre answered with six points in a row and cleared off for good at the end. Jeremy Nzeulie (187-G-91) delivered 17 points, while Chris Warren (178-PG-88, college: Mississippi) contributed 13 points for the winners. Romain Duport (215-C-86) responded with 19 points for Strasbourg. Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) had 15 points in the loss.

Nanterre: David Lighty 21, Jeremy Nzeulie 17, Chris Warren 13
Strasbourg: Romain Duport 19, Ricardo Greer 15



Sorgues tab American Aaron Broussard - by Eurobasket News

Sorgues BC agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Aaron Broussard (195-F-90, college: Seattle). The player will move to France from Iceland where he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year.
In 33 Dominos League games for U.M.F. Grindavik he was fifth best scorer with impressive 24.3ppg and averaged 9.3rpg, 3.7apg and 2.4spg (in top 3). He helped them to win the league title (in both Icelandic League and Icelandic League !!!) and the supercup. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. The last season Broussard played at Seattle University in Western Athletic Conference in the NCAA. In 27 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the conference. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Independent 1st Team.
Broussard graduated from Seattle University in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.



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  GAMBIA   


Basketball Set for Knockout - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League is set for the second phase of the competition when it will play its knockout featuring nine teams.
Mohammed M. Njie, alias Papa, President of the Gambia Basketball Association, said this year's knockout will be played from 17 to 23 June 2013.
This is because of the approaching rains and the Ramadan.
The league winner and runners-up teams will be seeded as team 1 and 2 respectively. All the other games will be balloted and positioned in a knockout format. Teams that are drawn for 8 and 9 will have to play each other to enter into the knockout proper.
The national league fixture has also been revised to ensure all the games are completed before Ramadan and the raining season.
Today's matches will feature SK East against Wallidan as well as Lamin against Saints at the Serrekunda West.
In Saturday's matches East will take on GAF, YMCA will play Saints and Lamin will meet Brikama United all to be played in the Brikama.
Sportshouse take on West while GAF play Brikama in Sunday matches at the Serrekunda West.


Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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The Miles Basketball Minute 2013 Beko BBL Playoff Final Preview Brose Baskets Bamberg-EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3-1 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the last few weeks, the big wide smiles of Mr FC Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeness who had been as tame as a kitten in interviews and appearance recently and German national player blond sunny boy Bastian Schweinsteiger had been all over the TV with the only thing missing being the two making a follow up video duet to the comical, but authentic video greeting that FC Bayern Munich soccer player Dante had made following the cup win. But in the waning minutes of game five in Bamberg, the happy and gregarious complexions of both who were in the Stechert arena had taken a severe nose dive into the Bamberg Regnitz river as Bamberg were leading easily by 16 points and the only one who was flashing that typical winner Bamberg smile was Mr Bamberg Wolfgang Heyder who probably hadnt enjoyed the last few minutes as much since years despite all the success they have had, but to slam the door so obnoxiously into Germanys most famous sports team in the last quarter must have been like winning the final before the final. Even if Bamberg didnt get to the series like usual stomping over their opponents as if they were helpless gnats being suffocated by the breathing of Nathan Jawai on a hot summer day in New South Wales, but in the end the Brose Baskets Bamberg are back where they belong in the Beko BBL final for the fourth year in a row.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg really had their hands full with FC Bayern Munich having to go the distance having to win in their own living room. After an embarrassing 98-85 loss in game one at home, they rebounded well winning the next two games to take a 2-1 lead in the series. However instead of closing out the series in Munich where they were controlling the game and leading 69-63 with 4.14 to play, they totally collapsed in crunch time letting FC Bayern Munich finish out the game on a 17-2 run as Tyrese Rice gave the clutch a new name as he hit two deep big three pointers as they tied the series 2-2. In game five, fans in Bamberg saw a very exciting and tight game in the first half as the game was dead locked at 40-40 at halftime. In the second half, the Brose Baskets Bamberg shifted up a few gears on defense and took a big lead where FC Bayern Munich couldnt react. Bamberg finally was hitting shots, while FC Bayern Munich was being held to very tough shots and they shot dreadfully from outside at 33,3%. Bamberg won 85-66. Ex NBA player Bostjan Nachbar hit two giant three pointers ultimately sealing the fate of FC Bayern Munich. After averaging giving up 85 points in the first four games, the Brose Baskets Bamberg finally clamped down and played their typical aggressive defense holding Munich to 26 points in the second half. Bamberg also did a good job controlling the boards 43-37 and their 23-8 assist rate speaks volumes demonstrating their healthy mix of successful offense and defense.

The last time the EWE Baskets Oldenburg were in the Beko BBL final Chris Kramer was finishing up his junior year at Purdue, Lebron James friend Dru Joyce was finishing up his second professional season with ratiopharm Ulm placing second again in the assist ranking, Adam Chubb was with Alba Berlin and won his second cup title in a row and Konrad Wysocki and Dominik Bahiense De Mello were with Frankfurt and lost in the quarterfinals to Oldenburg. The only current Oldenburg player that was on the floor now celebrating the 2009 Beko BBL game five win against Bonn was Mr Oldenburg for life and 2004 NBA draft pick Rickey Paulding. Paulding will have that chance again to play in a Beko BBL finals and one thing that the Detroit native will have in the back of his mind is the fact that he departed the floor in the 2009 semi finals flashing a big smile while rookie Bamberg head coach Chris Fleming left with a sullen face as Oldenburg swept Bamberg. Paulding has a 3-1 record in playoff game 5 series only losing to Alba Berlin in 2011 where current teammate Julius Jenkins was an opponent. Paulding now has a very motivated Jenkins on his team who is in the game shape of his life and playing against his ex team Bamberg.

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg had their second five game series and actually could of wrapped up the series quite rapidly on May 29th and had a week of recovery time had they not lost game one at home 86-84. Oldenburg had some fortune in game two as German national player Per Guenther went down with an injury playing only two minutes in game two and missing game three and game four. Oldenburg won game two and game three keeping ratiopharm Ulm to 59 points and taking a commanding 2-1 game lead. Ratiopharm Ulm at the brink of summer vacation won a hard fought game four battle despite an Oldenburg comeback and 29 points from Julius Jenkins to force a game five 81-79. In game five, Oldenburg was more clever in crunch time as Dru Joyce hit big free throws, Rickey Paulding a big three pointer and taking advantage of a key John Bryant turnover. The key in the series was the big play of Julius Jenkins who could have MVP as his middle name as he has been MVP at the 2008 Beko BBL all star game and playoff finals and 2009 cup final four. Jenkins was Oldenburg top scorer in every game and averaged 21 points in the series. Jenkins clearly out MVPed 2012and 2013 Beko BBL MVP John Bryant who only had five points in game five. Bryant may be big country, but Jenkins was clearly more big than the California native who did average 10 rebounds in the five game series.

With so many top teams this season in the Beko BBL, in the end there was no surprises entering the final as the top two teams Bamberg and Oldenburg will meet for the championship. Before the season, many experts had Oldenburg as a team that could challenge Bamberg for the championship and here they are. Bamberg have a small edge on paper and did win both regular season games, but by only a combined total of 13 points. Oldenburg lost the first meeting at home 75-68. It was a very tight game for 30 minutes, but Bamberg then tightened up the defense in the fourth quarter holding Oldenburg to nine points while shooting 49% from the field and 50% from outside. In Bamberg, the fans saw a high scoring shoot out as Oldenburg lost 94-88. Ex Bamberg forward Jeremiah Massey had a huge game scoring 18 points and hitting some big shots early in the fourth quarter helping Bamberg gain control of the game. The key match up in the finals will be Julius Jenkins against Anton Gavel. Jenkins played like an MVP in the Ulm series and is hot at the moment while Anton Gavel also had a typical strong series against FC Bayern Munich and is often the guy that gets his team going when they are going through tough phases of a game. Oldenburg has a chance in this series. Bamberg are more vulnerable then ever as teams really have felt that they can beat them this season. Oldenburg might have has two tough five game series in their bones, but they are as focused as ever to win that second club title. This is a series that also will go four or five games. Oldenburg has defended very well this season and will need to keep that balance between the Bamberg snipers and their inside beasts of Ford, Zirbes and Neumann. Bamberg has to be careful not give away a game at home. Bamberg needs to keep that guard tandem of Joyce/Kramer wrapped up and close the paint on Adam Chubb. Paulding could also be an extra deciding factor in this series. It has been a while since he tasted title champagne and his big shoots could make a difference as he shot 48% against Ulm and 42,6% from the parking lot in the playoffs so far. The series poses two of the leagues most professional players with Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) and Rickey Paulding. Only a shame that one of them will go home without hardware. Jenkins may have exploded in the Ulm series showing that Tyrese Rice effect and go to guy mentality, but he wont finish off Bamberg alone in this series. He will need much support, but if Oldenburg will be able to tip toe around the Bamberg pressure defense and play successful structured offense is the question. Bamberg will be too much in a four/five game series and win with their experience and home court advantage. Bamberg might have lost some routine and more games than usual in the last two seasons, but one thing is for sure, teams still need to be on top of their game for 40 minutes and that is something Oldenburg will have to do consistently in each game to have success.




Monta Mcghee (I Was Surprised How Good The Israel Players Were In The League) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Monta McGhee (198-F-79, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Lewis) is a 33 year old 198cm forward from Chicago that completed his first season for Elitzur Yavne (Israel-National League) where he played 27 games: 15.2ppg, 9.7rpg, 3.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 71.7%. He started his basketball career in 2000 for Kishwaukee College (NJCAA). He then played for Lewis (NCAA2) until 2004. He started his professional basketball career in 2005 for e p Horsens IC (Denmark-Basketliga) where he played until 2007. In 2007-2008, he came to Germany to play for la Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 30 games: Score-4 (18.8ppg), Reb-4 (9.2rpg), 2.3apg, 1.8spg, 0.6 bpg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 73.7%, 3PT: 28.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for the Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 14.1ppg, Reb-3 (8.3rpg), 2.1apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 69.7%. He then played for n : Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-DBL) from 2009-2011 winning the cup in 2010 and league title in 2011. In 2011-2012 he played for Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium-D1, starting five): 36 games: 8.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 62.2%. He gave Eurobasket an interview during the last season.

You played your first season in Israel. How did you like the country and basketball?

The basketball was great and I love it here. I didnt really know what to expect as I came, but the people have been nice and I am having fun here.


How did you experienced the political problems in Israel?

I didnt see too much. The city that I was in was in a safe part of the country, but I have been concerned about the happenings here.


Some American players fled and went back to the States. Did you ever have any thoughts about returning back during the season?

I did have thoughts about returning back to the States. I was at a point where it wasnt about basketball, but about my safety. But then everything started to settle down and I decided to remain here.

You played the last years in Germany, Holland and Belgium. Was it a big transition coming to Israel?

Yes it was a big transition, because Israel isnt really Europe for me. There are many new things for me here. It just has to with everyday things like going to the grocery store and buying things.

How would you compare the Israel national division to other leagues where you have played?

There are some good Americans here, but what really surprised me most about this league is how good the national players are. I didnt think the Israel players could be so good.

Your stats were almost identical with what you did in Nordlingen. What was your role in Israel?

My role was basicly that what I always was wherever I have played in that I am the blue collar player. I did whatever the team wanted me too do. If it meant defending the other teams best player, scoring or rebounding. I am just an all around player that does what it takes to help the team win.


You had Pele Paaely as a teammate and a few other international players. How was your relationship with the other Israel players on the team?

It was a little different this season as there are only two Americans, but we all got along. They like hanging out with us and we with them. It is very family orientated and we like to play NBA 2K together.

You lived in a very old city with Yaune. What did you like most about the city?

It was very small and a different feeling coming from a big city like Chicago. But for me it was a nice break being able to live in a small place for a change. In a big city often you get lost, but in a smaller place everybody knows you. Everybody loved me and sometimes my neighbors invite me to dinner.


NBA player Omi Casspi comes from Yaune. How often do you hear his name in daily basketball talk there?

Omi Casspi is like the Michael Jordan here. He is the only guy that has made it to the NBA from Israel and everybody is proud of that. Many guys on the team are friends with him and they often talk with him. I think that also that since he is from here, it could give players form here a better look in general and help their careers.

You played two seasons in Germany. What do you miss most from Germany?

It has been a while since I played in Germany. I will tell you what I dont miss and that were the long road trips of seven, eight or nine hours. The last years I had nice short road trips in Holland and Belgium.

You played together with Danny Gibson in 2007-2008 in Cuxhaven. Who got whom to go to Nordlingen?

I think it was more a package deal. Andreas Wagner saw that we both played well together. We had good chemistry on offense and defense. We also played together in Holland.

What was the most spectacular thing that you saw Rocky Trice do in Cuxhaven?

Cuxhaven was one of my favorite seasons, because we still communicate today with my ex teammates. He did so many good things and was so athletic. If I had to choose one play then it would be his tip in dunk form the free throw line.


You played a season in the Beko BBL in 2008-2009 with the Nordlingen Giants. One could almost have called the team Monta McGhee, Omari Westly, Danny Gibson and Osvaldo Jeanty. What did you learn form that season?

That season I learned that you need more than four guys to be successful, but also a solid bench. We had some big wins and I think that we surprised some people that season. We always competed.

Was Nordlingen the smallest city that you ever played in?

Yes I think it was. There were only two grocery stores there. There wasnt much to do there. You could walk down the street and you would be in another city.


Who would win a one on one in practice you or Omari Westly?

Of course I would win. I would never go against myself. I would beat him with my quickness. I would make him play defense.


Omari Westly was the leading scorer in 2009 in the Beko BBL. His career went backwards then as he played in Kuwait and Doha. Are you surprised that he didnt make the next step?

He is a great athlete and was always causing mismatches at the position four. I dont really know, because we werent that close. But I think he might have made bad decisions in life or not had the best agent. I am very surprised that he didnt go play for a top Beko BBL team the next season.


Who was the toughest guy that you had to defend in the Beko BBL?

Rickey Paulding of Oldenburg who could shoot and put in on the floor and Romeo Travis. Rome was strong and tough to post up.


What were the most free throws that you made in a row without missing?

I made 41 in a shooting competition a few weeks ago, but it wasnt the most I ever made.


What was your most crazy shot you ever made in a game?

In my first game in Leiden, Holland, we were down by two points and the opponent was the free throw line. They missed the free throw intentionally and I got the rebound and took one dribble and made a full court shot to win the game.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Life with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. One of the best movies for me. It is a comedy.


Thanks Monta for the chat.

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Germany U20 bounce back against Slovenia U20 - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia U20 - Germany U20 50:63

German U20 National Team earned a comfortable win over Slovenian counterparts in the second game of the friendly series. The visitors avenged of the loss in the opener. Hans Brase (203-F) stepped up with 14 points to lead the Bundesteam.
Slovenia led by two points after the starting period 13:11. But Germany went on a massive 22:8 run in the second term to take a 33:21 halftime lead. The visitors extended their lead in the third term. They accounted for a 48:31 advantage heading into the fourth period. Slovenia cut the deficit in the final quarter but could not avoid the loss. Fabian Bleck (198-F-93) netted 12 points, while Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) added 10 points for the winning team. Ziga Dimec (208-C/F-93) answered with 10 points for Slovenia. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) netted 8 points in the loss.

Slovenia U20: Ziga Dimec 10, Miha Lapornik 8
Germany U20: Hans Brase 14, Fabian Bleck 12, Leon Tolksdorf 10



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  HOLLAND   


Ewoud Kloos joins Zwolle - by Eurobasket News

Ewoud Kloos (185-G/F-89) will start the new season with Zwolle. The forward spent the previous season with Den Helder. Ewoud Kloos notched 3.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in Eredivisie. Previously Ewoud Kloos played for CB Gran Canaria and La Caja Gran Canaria Las Palmas. He was the member of U16 and U18 Dutch National Teams.


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Kankakee clinch IBA spring title - by Eurobasket News

The Kankakee County Soldiers have celebrated the IBA spring season title. They defeated the Gary Splash 116:99 at the Legends Sportsplex in Bourbonnais. It was the fifth title for the Soldiers.
The Gary Splash started the game strongly. They opened a 13-point lead early in the game. The Soldiers finally caught up with their opponents tying things up at 43. Billy Rush (6'7''-G/F-88, college: Robert Morris) put Kankakee in front 45:43 with a pair of free throws. The Soldiers quickly boosted their lead to double digits in the third term. The Gary Splash cut it back to 9 in the fourth frame but it was as close as they could get. The County Soldiers picked up the tempo and never looked back en route to the victory. Ryan Edwards (6'5''-F-83, college: Missouri Baptist) stepped up with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Kankakee. Billy Baptist (6'5''-F-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, college: Quincy) added 25 points and 13 boards for the winners. Billy Rush had 19 points for the champions.



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  IBL   

Standings

IBL Standings
Continental
 1. Vancouver V. 11-4 
 2. Bellingham S. 10-1 
 3. Salem S. 8-6 
 4. Portland C. 7-5 
 5. Nippon T. 1-8 
International
 1. Olympia R. 0-0 
 2. Seattle F. 0-1 
 3. East Bay PB 0-2 
 4. Kitsap A. 0-4 
 5. LoneStar S. 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 7: Nippon T. - Portland C. 92-185
Jun. 8: East Bay PB - Vancouver V. 90-128
Jun. 8: Nippon T. - Salem S. 120-159
Jun. 7: East Bay PB - Salem S. 111-146
Jun. 9: East Bay PB - Bellingham S.
Jun. 9: Portland C. - Nippon T.
Jun. 9: Salem S. - Kitsap A.
Jun. 11: Bellingham S. - Portland C.
Jun. 11: Olympia R. - Nippon T.



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  ITALY   

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. Marigney, Prima V.18.8 
 5. Mays, Givova S.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.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERNANDEZ
  C.de L.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fernandez, C.de L.5.0 
 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, Prima V.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. George, Upea CdO2.3 
 3. James, FCM F.2.3 
 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. Battle, Upea CdO2.0 
 9. Vitali, Biancobl.2.0 
 10. Filloy, AcegasAp.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. James, FCM F.1.1 
 6. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.1 
 7. Roderick, LeGamber.1.0 
 8. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.9 
 9. Butkevicius, Novip.0.9 
 10. Brkic, C.de L.0.8 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia18.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.0 
 3. Casadei, Firenze16.5 
 4. Carrizo, Latina B.16.1 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.5 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari15.2 
 7. Bolzonella, Castel.15.1 
 8. Benfatto, Ferrara15.1 
 9. Vico, Matera14.9 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Rossi, Chieti10.8 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.2 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.7 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.4 
 5. Ricci, Casalpus.8.3 
 6. Pazzi, Castelletto8.3 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.0 
 8. Raminelli, Trevigl.8.0 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino7.7 
 10. Capitanelli, Fire.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.5.6 
 2. Losi, Mirandola5.3 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.8 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.4 
 7. Cantone, Matera3.1 
 8. Carrizo, Latina B.3.1 
 9. Raschi, Chieti3.0 
 10. Gnaccarini, Recan.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.1 
 3. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 4. Cortesi, Ferrara2.7 
 5. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.6 
 7. Vico, Matera2.6 
 8. Maggio, San Severo2.4 
 9. Ferrarese, Trevigl.2.4 
 10. Ranuzzi, Castelle.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Raminelli, Trevigl.1.2 
 3. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 4. Rossi, Chieti0.9 
 5. Chiacig, Agrigento0.8 
 6. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 7. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 8. Mancin, Mirandola0.7 
 9. Iannuzzi, Matera0.7 
 10. Bisconti, Bari0.6 


Lega2 Round 1 of Finals. Pistoia claim opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Giorgo Tesi PT - C.de Latte BRE 65-60

Pistoia overcame Brescia at home court to open the LegaDue championship series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But C.de Latte BRE won third quarter 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded C.de Latte BRE 43-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by C.de Latte BRE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Diego Fajardo (208-76, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds. Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) contributed with 20 points for the winners. The former international power forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) answered with 19 points and American swingman J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for C.de Latte BRE. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Giorgo Tesi PT: M.Hicks 20+4reb+2ast, A.Graves 13+2reb+2ast, D.Fajardo 11+14reb+1ast, F.Toppo 7+9reb+1ast, R.Cortese 7+4reb, L.Saccaggi 4
C.de Latte BRE: D.Brkic 19+4reb+3ast, J.Fernandez 14+3reb+2ast, J.Giddens 11+9reb, S.Stojkov 6+1reb+1ast, N.Barlos 4+3reb+5ast, M.Jenkins 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 242053



Torino wins Nazionale A Play-offs - by Eurobasket News

Matera - Torino 68-71

Torino wins Nazionale A Play-offs with a 3-0 record. Matera was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Matera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) added 16 points in the effort for Matera.
Top scorers:
Matera: A.Iannuzzi 17+14reb+1ast, C.Sebastian Vico 16+4reb+3ast, M.Rezzano 12+5reb, C.Cantone 8+3reb+3ast, A.Vitale 7+2reb+2ast, C.Grappasonni 4
Torino: L.Gergati 23+2reb, M.Evangelisti 18+2ast, J.Wojciechowski 10+11reb, C.Tommasini 8+3reb+1ast, D.Sandri 4+2reb, F.Conti 3+3reb
gschID: 242153



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Malindi Net harvest maximum points to lead Coast Basketball league - by Eurobasket News

Malindi Nets took over the Coast Basketball league leadership after registering two convincing wins at Buxton Hawks grounds on Wednesday. The Nine-man Army as they are popularly known after the team travelled fromMalindi with only nine players, and are making their Coast league debut beat fellow newcomers Kaya Tiwi secondary 71-31.

They then beat Creeks 55-47 in another cracker thanks to the talented duo of George Oganda and Eddy Bahati who played their hearts out.


In other matches of the day, Buxton Hawks narrowly beat Mtopanga finest 60-59, Kisauni Kings defeated Mjetts 48-34 while Kiembeni Heats beat Coastal Kings 53-43.

After weekend matches, Malindi Nets tops the table standing with maximum four points same as Kiembeni heats and Kisauni Kings who are placed second and third respectively but with inferior goal differences.


Buxton Hawks are fourth with three points while Changamwe Rollers, Creeks and Kaya Tiwi Secondary are fifth, sixth and seventh with two points each.


Mtopanga Finest, Coastal Kings and Mjetts complete the top 10 placing with a point each but separated on goal difference.


In matches programmed for next Saturday at High Level grounds, Shimba Hills boys make their league debut with a match against Congo Net, Kisauni Kings take on Kaya Tiwi secondary, Coastal Kings square it out with Mjetts, Tumaini Takers take on Buxton Hawks while Mtopanga Finest will clash with Changamwe Rollers in this matches planned to tip off at 9.30am.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



Thunders Ligare seeking to maul Lions - by Eurobasket News

This seasons KBF league surprise package Thunder will be looking to maintain their flawless start to the season as they take on Lions who have only lost once this season.
Team captain Griffin Ligare is optimistic that if they avoid mistakes then they can win the match, Lions is a good team therefore if we can avoid simple mistakes and on the other end force mistakes on them then we can take the day. But we are not heading into the match with any kind of pressure we shall just play our game.
With Supersport coming on board Ligare pointed out that it was a step towards professionalizing basketball in Kenya, finally we have a platform where the whole continent can see that there is good basketball in Kenya. With such initiatives then with due time the KBF Premier League is on its way into being fully professional.
His sentiments were echoed by Cynthia Mumbo the Kenya Basketball Federation Marketing manager, it is a huge step for us and we are encouraging people to come out in numbers.
The first match will see Strathmore Leos go against Ulinzi Warriors. The matches kick off at 6:00 pm and there are no gate charges.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



Co-op Bank seek dividend against Terrorists - by Eurobasket News

Champions Co-operative Bank will take on University of Nairobis Terrorists in one of 11 basketball Premier and Division One league first leg matches lined up at Nairobis Nyayo Stadium this weekend.

Co-op Bank are second on standings with 10 points from six matches. Thunder, who have been on a long break, head the 12-team log with 12 points from six straight wins. A win favourites Co-op would put them on a tie with Thunder.
Terrorists were hammered 84-53 by Mennonites, while Co-op Bank, through Titus Musembi, Allan Ouma and James Mwangi, torched Blazers (60-50) in their last assignment.
against KCA-U while Co-op Bank tango with Sprite Storms.

KPA have won all their three first leg matches but are placed a distant eighth position on six points. KCA-U, who have only won one match and lost five, are seventh with (7) points.


Fixtures: Saturday: Trail Blazers v Little Prince (9am), KCA-U v KPA (10am), Zetech College v Strathmore University (12pm), Co-op Bank v Sprite Storms (2pm), Co-op Bank v Terrorists (4pm).


Sunday: Mennonites v KPA - women- (9am), Flames of the USIU-A v Safe Spaces (10.30am), Upper Hill School v World Hope (12pm), Strathmore University v Pirates (1.30pm), Mennonites v KPA - men (3pm), Lions v Tigers of the USIU-A (4.30pm).

In the womens matches at the same venue, unbeaten KPA will play their fourth away tie.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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Latvia U20 overcame Team USA in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U20 overcame Team USA 67:65 in the start of the 2013 Four Nations International Invitational Tournament. The European players celebrated a victory against the tough US team. It was a very interesting game and the US players were older than the Latvian team. Although the margin reached 10 points, the game was tied at the end. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) managed to score the free throws to bring the victory. He top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Peteris Rekis (197-C-93) netted 11. Arturs Lusis notched 7, while Ilja Gromovs (207-C-94) and Toms Leimanis brought 5 points each.
In another game the Canadian side posted a 70:66 over the hosts, China in Day 1. Canada will continue the Four Nations International Tournament tomorrow when they play against Team USA. China will take on Latvia U20 tomorrow. The four-team competition will act as a tune-up for this summers upcoming World University Games in Kazan, Russia.



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  MEXICO   

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jones, Obregon25.5 
 2. Monroe, Cananea25.2 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.2 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas22.7 
 5. Pearson, Los M.21.9 
 6. Elliott, Navolato21.2 
 7. McCullough, Nogales21.1 
 8. Sperling, Obregon19.9 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana19.6 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Moss, Nogales10.2 
 2. McNeal, Los Mochis9.9 
 3. Pearson, Los M.9.7 
 4. Toombs, Navolato8.5 
 5. Jones, Obregon8.4 
 6. Penny, Tijuana8.3 
 7. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 8. Rougeau, Cananea7.6 
 9. Habel, Guaymas7.6 
 10. Selleaze, Navolato6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Guasave
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Stallings, Guasave6.9 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.7 
 3. Gadson, Nogales6.2 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas5.3 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.8 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana4.7 
 7. Quintero, Tijuana4.5 
 8. Meza Rogel, Guasa.4.4 
 9. Polynice, Guasave4.3 
 10. Medina, Tijuana4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Devon PEARSON
  Los M.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Los M.2.1 
 2. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 3. Stallings, Guasave1.9 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.9 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.6 
 6. Allen, Guaymas1.4 
 7. Buelna, Guasave1.3 
 8. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 9. Insunza, Navolato1.3 
 10. Rougeau, Cananea1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Cananea
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rougeau, Cananea1.6 
 2. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 4. Moss, Nogales1.4 
 5. Toombs, Navolato1.1 
 6. Monroe, Cananea1.0 
 7. Gonzalez, Cananea1.0 
 8. Mercado, Nogales0.9 
 9. McCullough, Nogales0.8 
 10. Zarco, Guaymas0.6 


Mexican U16 National Team 2013 - by Eurobasket

Mexican U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Ignacio Villegas
Villegas
Oscar Pina
Pina
Daniel Castro
Castro
Rene Melendez
Melendez
Ivan Venegas
Venegas
#e#5
Ignacio Villegas 188-PF-97
Oscar Pina 180-SG-97
Daniel Castro 178-PG-97
Rene Melendez 192-SF-96
Ivan Venegas 200-C-96
Bryan Urrutia 97
Saul Santana 180-F-97
Jesus Olivera 183-SG-97
Kevin Vazquez 198-PF-97
Diego Contreras 186-PG-96
Hector Chavira 180-PG-96
Axel Hohenstein 202-C-97
Juan Lara 200-C-97

Jesus Panduro Head Coach
Jose Guerra Assistant



CIBACOPA Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Hermosillo and Cananea advance into semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Guasave - Navolato 59-68

Navolato shot down Guasave on the road to take 3-1 lead in the series. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 21-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Garra Canera de Navolato dominated on the defensive end, holding Frayles de Guasave to just 6 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Frayles de Guasave's 30. They outrebounded Frayles de Guasave 43-28 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import center Bernard Toombs (208-87, college: Troy) who added 8 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American forward Steffphon Pettigrew (195-89, college: W.Kentucky) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and guard Victor Buelna (192-78) scored 18 points.
Top scorers:
Guasave: S.Pettigrew 21+6reb+2ast, V.Buelna 18+4reb+1ast, E.Phelps 9+9reb, N.Stallings 5+6reb+5ast, F.Harris 3+2ast, J.Farrera 2+1reb+1ast
Navolato: M.Elliott 20+1reb+2ast, R.Selleaze 14+9reb+4ast, J.Gonzalez 12+12reb+2ast, B.Toombs 8+17reb+1ast, F.Verdugo 8+2reb+1ast, A.Villalobos 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 242165


Obregon - Hermosillo 66-88

Hermosillo completed the sweep of the quarterfinal series versus Obregon. The game was mostly controlled by Rayos de Hermosillo. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rayos de Hermosillo dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon's 32. It was a very good performance for American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. The former international center Joaquin Villanueva (207-86) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach Dan Tacheny felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St.) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon.
Top scorers:
Obregon: B.Sperling 21+8reb, K.Jones 21+12reb+1ast, L.Davis 9+5reb+2ast, L.Pulido 5+3ast, J.Salcedo 5+4reb, H.Carrillo 5+3reb
Hermosillo: P.Sanders 20+3reb+3ast, J.Villanueva 17+5reb, E.Little 13+5reb, K.Spain 8+13reb+1ast, J.Lopez 8+6reb, S.Monreal 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 242163


Nogales - Tijuana 81-86

Tijuna claimed the second straight win over Nogales to level the series at 2-2. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-81. Tijuana Zonkeys made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. The former international point guard Omar Quintero (183-81, college: S.Nazarene) fired 26 points for the winners. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) produced 28 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Cheyne Gadson (192-80, college: Oklahoma St.) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists respectively for lost side. Four Fuerza Guinda Nogales players scored in double figures. Fuerza Guinda Nogales' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Nogales: O.McCullough 28+5reb+2ast, J.Griffin 17+4reb+5ast, C.Gadson 16+8reb+11ast, J.Mercado 11+10reb, A.Izaguirre 4+3reb+1ast, C.Rojo 3+1reb+1ast
Tijuana: O.Quintero 26+2reb+3ast, M.Morrison 23+5reb+1ast, J.Penny 18+7reb+1ast, M.Thomas 8+6reb+3ast, S.Sanchez 6+1reb, L.Ramirez 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 242166


Cananea - Guaymas 107-96

Cananea overcame Guaymas to advance into semifinals. The game was mostly controlled by Mineros de Cananea. Ostioneros de Guaymas was better in second period 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mineros de Cananea players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who scored that evening 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) supported him with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists by guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Ostioneros de Guaymas. Forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) added 19 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: S.Shorter 33+4reb+6ast, A.Zarco 19+6reb, J.Habel 19+8reb+1ast, M.Allen 15+1reb+6ast, J.Rangel 3, A.Pedroza 3+1reb+1ast
Cananea: S.Monroe 39+9reb+5ast, K.Austin 28+9reb+2ast, G.Giron 18+3reb+6ast, R.Rougeau 11+4reb+4ast, O.Zuniga 6+1reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 242164



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  NBA   


Bucks offered Ellis a two-year extension - by Eurobasket News

Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) will take the first step in the Milwaukee Bucks' free agent dance when he decides whether to opt in for the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted free agent. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has learned that discussions were held to extend Ellis' deal with the Bucks, but no agreement was reached. The Bucks offered the 27-year-old guard a two-year extension through the 2015-'16 season, resulting in a total package of nearly $36 million over three years, according to a source. Ellis would have been required to opt in to get the additional two years on the deal. That includes the first year at $11 million, with annual raises bringing the total to $11.8 million in the second year and $13 million in the final year. The average salary would have been about $12 million. Ellis is owed $11 million in the final year of a six-year, $66 million deal he signed while a member of the Golden State Warriors. But the contract has a player option for the 2013-'14 season, and he can choose to end the deal. If he does, Ellis will be a free agent July 1. Ellis and his agent, Jeffrey Fried, face a June 20 deadline to make their decision. Ellis would have received some protection against injury with a three-year deal while also having the chance to be a free agent at age 30. But he may be interested in testing the market now. Yahoo! Sports recently reported that Ellis plans to opt out of his contract and could be interested in the Sacramento Kings, who hired former Golden State assistant Mike Malone as their coach after an ownership change. Ellis worked under Malone's tutelage while playing for the Warriors. Ellis was the Bucks' leading scorer last season, averaging 19.2 points along with 6.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals. Ellis played in all 82 games for the first time in his pro career and was the only Bucks player to accomplish the feat last season. The 6-foot-3 guard ranked 11th in the league in scoring and fourth in steals. Ellis played point and shooting guard for the Bucks, getting extended time at the point after the Bucks acquired J.J. Redick in a February trade-deadline deal with Orlando. A native of Jackson, Miss., Ellis was acquired by the Bucks in March 2012 in a trade that also brought forward-center Ekpe Udoh (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Baylor) to Milwaukee and sent center Andrew Bogut to the Warriors. Ellis averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals in four playoff games against Miami as the Bucks were swept in a first-round series. The Bucks face an unsettled backcourt situation with starting point guard Brandon Jennings becoming a restricted free agent and Redick set to be an unrestricted free agent. Milwaukee has the right to match any offers for Jennings, who has been the starting point guard since he was drafted 10th overall in 2009. Jennings, who has been working out recently with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas), appeared in 80 games last season and averaged 17.5 points, a career-best 6.5 assists and 1.6 steals. Redick, who will turn 29 on June 24, averaged 12.3 points in 28 games with the Bucks after the trade and shot 40.3% overall and 31.8% from three-point range, both significantly below his career averages (42.9% and 39%, respectively). The Bucks sent 20-year-old forward Tobias Harris to Orlando in the Redick trade, and Harris moved into the Magic's starting lineup at power forward. Harris averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 27 games with Orlando, including 20 starts, and is considered a key piece of the Magic's future. Milwaukee also could look for backcourt help in the June 27 draft and already has worked out several candidates, including Miami (Fla.) point guard Shane Larkin (5'11''-PG-92), 19-year-old German point guard Dennis Schroeder (5'11''-PG-93), shooting guard Glen Rice (6'5''-G-91, college: Georgia Tech) Jr., who played in the NBA Development League last season, and Michigan shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
Courtesy of: jsonline.com



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  NCAA1   


Frank Haith Adds Transfer Deuce Bello To Men's Hoops Roster - by Eurobasket News

Columbia, Mo. - Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith announced on Tuesday that Quddus "Deuce" Deuce Bello (6'4''-G-92) has signed a financial aid agreement to attend the University of Missouri and play for the men's basketball program.

Deuce Bello will sit out the 2013-14 season and will be classified as a redshirt junior for the 2014-15 campaign.

Deuce Bello comes to Mizzou after two seasons at Baylor University where he averaged 2.8 points and 10.6 minutes per game and will be the beneficiary of an entire season of work with Haith and his staff before taking the floor in two years. A consensus Top 60 recruit as a high school senior in the Class of 2011, Deuce Bello was strong in the classroom at Baylor (Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll) and should add to a Tiger roster that saw three more players graduate this spring and enjoy a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

"Obviously a key word here with Deuce is his potential," Head Coach Frank Haith said. "First and foremost, Deuce is a high-character young man that fits our program on a number of levels and I think our fans will gravitate towards him because he is such a nice, humble young guy. Secondly he will step on campus ready to work. The precedent of improvement during that year away has already been set by guys like Earnest (Ross), Jabari (Brown), Jordan (Clarkson) and Keion (Bell). Those guys improved tremendously during that year off and Deuce will follow that same model.

"As a player I really like his desire to be the best defender possible," Haith continued. "He is a tremendous athlete and has that great explosion and length that you just can't teach. He wants to be great and wants to hang his hat on being a defensive stopper. I really liked his mindset when we spoke and I'm very excited to have him with us at Mizzou."

The Greensboro, N.C., native played in 66 games overall at Baylor, shooting 46.7 percent from the floor. He reached double figures in scoring twice as a sophomore, including 10 points in a Postseason NIT win over Long Beach State. His career scoring high actually came against Missouri as a freshman when he scored 13 points and grabbed six boards vs. the Tigers in the 2012 Big 12 Championship title game.

I am really excited about joining the program at Missouri and just felt like I had a great relationship with the staff during the recruiting process, Deuce Bello said. Coach Haith and Coach Fuller are two guys I was very familiar with and I really like how they play, the fan support they have and the opportunity to play in the SEC was exciting to me. I cant wait to get on campus and get to work.

Deuce Bello played for Pat Khany at Westchester Country Day High School in High Point, N.C., and was a three time all-state honoree. He was selected to the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game and the 39th Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he scored a game high 20 points. Twice named his conference's player of the year, Deuce Bello averaged 19.3 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior and 20.0 points and 5.1 rebounds as a sophomore. As a senior Deuce Bello led Westchester Country Day to the 2011 NCISAA 2A state championship.
Courtesy of: http://www.mutigers.com



Pitt Basketball to Play Cincinnati in 2013 Jimmy V Classic - by Eurobasket News

PITTSBURGH The University of Pittsburgh basketball team will play Cincinnati as part of the 2013 Jimmy V Classic doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 at New Yorks Madison Square Garden, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Pitt-Cincinnati contest will be played at 7 p.m. ET as part of a doubleheader that will be followed by a Florida-Memphis matchup at 9 p.m. ET. Both contests will be televised on ESPN.

Pitt is making its third all-time appearance in the Jimmy V Classic as the Panthers defeated Memphis, 70-51, in 2004 and played Indiana in 2009. Madison Square Garden is Pitts Home Away From Home as the Panthers have played 89 all-time games and compiled a 30-16 record in the last 12 seasons at MSG. Pitt was named Madison Square Gardens Team of the Decade after winning two Big East Championship titles (2003 and 2008) and advancing to seven league championship finals from 2000-10.

It was announced earlier that Pitt will also compete in the 2013 Legends Classic, November 25 and 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. against two of three opponents: Houston, Stanford and/or Texas Tech. Pitt will host two regional games as part of the Legends Classic, which will be played at the Petersen Events Center sometime between November 17-21. Tipoff times and matchups will be announced at a later date.

Pitt will also host Penn State as part of the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Pitts 2013-14 ACC opponents were released in late April. Pitt will play nine home ACC games at the Petersen Events Center including Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Syracuse. The Panthers 2013-14 road opponents are Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. Pitts four repeat opponents are: Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina State and Syracuse.

Pitts entire 2013-14 mens basketball schedule, tipoff times and television appearances will be released at a later date. The Panthers return three starters from a team that finished 24-9 overall and advanced to their 11th NCAA Tournament in the last 12 seasons.
Courtesy of: http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com



Frederick To Replace Holladay On Staff - by Eurobasket News

CHAPEL HILL - Joe Holladay , one of college basketball's most widely respected coaches, is retiring after 20 years and 594 wins as a member of Roy Williams' staffs at the University of North Carolina and University of Kansas. Holladay recently finished his fourth season as Director of Basketball Operations after a 16-year stint as assistant coach.

Former Vanderbilt assistant coach Brad Frederick , who played for the Tar Heels from 1996-99, is Carolina's new Director of Basketball Operations.

Holladay, 65, came to Chapel Hill in April 2003 and was part of the Tar Heel staff for 10 seasons, during which time UNC won two NCAA championships, played in three Final Fours, won six Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships and two ACC Tournament titles. The Tar Heels amassed an overall record of 282-78 over the last 10 years, finishing in the Top 10 in the final AP poll seven times.

"I am ecstatic for Joe and know that I have been extremely fortunate to have him as part of our staff for these 20 years," says Williams. "He is one of the best coaches and finest human beings I have ever been around. He was a security blanket for me in good times and bad. I knew I could always count on seeing his smile no matter the situation. It will be a huge challenge for us to replace all that Joe did for our program and the University. Kansas, UNC and all the players and coaches at both universities are so fortunate that he was part of their lives for so long. I will miss him tremendously both professionally and personally, although I know he is looking forward to watching the Tar Heels for many years to come."

Holladay worked closely with the Tar Heel big men, including national players of the year Tyler Hansbrough and Sean May. Eighteen of Holladay's players were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft and he helped recruit future first-round picks Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Zeller and Kendall Marshall. He worked with 29 first-team academic all-conference honorees in the last 16 years.

Kansas went 312-71, won six conference regular-season championships and three Big 12 Tournament titles, and played in two Final Fours during his tenure in Lawrence.

"These last 20 years have been a remarkable journey with Coach Williams," says Holladay. "He's the best college basketball coach in America, not just in terms of winning games but the first-class way in which he runs a program. It's been such an honor to work with him. I appreciate the opportunity he gave a high school coach from Jenks, Okla.; it's been a fantastic 20 years. I could not have worked for a better person on or off the court. Coach has meant so much to my family and me.

"It's hard to put into words how much I have enjoyed the young men and their families who have played for us. I have also enjoyed working with the other assistant coaches, the basketball office staff, University administration and the staff at the Smith Center.

"I am looking forward to spending more time with my kids, grandkids and wife, Roi, who has been such an important part of my career the last 44 years. I'll also be following the Tar Heels and the young men we have coached.

"I also want to thank everyone in Chapel Hill and throughout the UNC community who have made Roi and I so welcome. We love living here and will continue to make Chapel Hill our home."

Williams hired Holladay at Kansas prior to the 1993-94 season after 23 years as a high school coach, teacher and administrator. A 1969 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Holladay was a standout guard and team captain for the Sooners.

He went to Kansas after working 13 years as head coach and eight years as athletics director at Jenks (Okla.) High School. In 1998 Holladay was inducted into the Oklahoma High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Frederick joined the UNC varsity as a sophomore in Dean Smith's final season as head coach and also played two years under head coach Bill Guthridge. The Tar Heels went 86-21 in those three seasons. He played in 70 games and was part of UNC teams that won the 1997 and 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament titles and NCAA East Regionals and reached two Final Fours.

"I've known Brad for 25 years," says Williams. "He's been like a part of my family going back to our years in Lawrence. The fact that he played at and graduated from Carolina makes it an easy decision to add him to our staff. He knows he has big shoes to fill, but I am confident our players, coaches and staff will truly enjoy working with him. We are excited to have him back in Chapel Hill."

Frederick began his coaching career in 2000 in Nashville, Tenn., at Vanderbilt when Kevin Stallings became the Commodores' head coach and has remained on Stallings' staff for the past 14 seasons. In 2012-13, Frederick had the longest tenure of any assistant coach in the Southeastern Conference.

Vanderbilt reached the NCAA Tournament six times, including five of the last seven years, and made two trips to the Sweet 16. In 2012, the Commodores won the SEC Tournament, the school's first SEC title in 60 years. He helped coach three SEC Players of the Year and NBA players Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor.

"I am both thrilled and honored to be returning to the Carolina basketball program and UNC community," says Frederick. "The opportunity to work for Roy Williams, a Hall of Fame coach, and his excellent staff is something I have always wanted to do. My family is excited to be in Chapel Hill and I am anxious to get started.

"I also want to thank Coach Kevin Stallings and everyone associated with the Vanderbilt basketball program for all they have done for me. I had a wonderful 14 years in Nashville and will always cherish my time there."
Courtesy of: http://www.goheels.com



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Devitt leaves Wentworth post after 11 seasons - by Eurobasket News

BOSTON, Mass. Wentworth Institute of Technology head men's basketball coach Tom Devitt has announced that he has left the Institute after 11 seasons as the head coach and 14 years on the Leopard staff.
Wentworth was 139-152 in his tenure.

"It has been an immense pleasure coaching such gifted student-athletes over our successful time here at Wentworth," said Devitt. "The diverse personalities and achievements of these hard-working students have given me some of the best memories of my professional career. I will always value my relationships with these talented young people."

Devitt joined the Leopards in 1999 as an assistant coach and served as the interim head coach during the 2000-01 season, leading Wentworth to an 11-14 record and a berth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament.

After resuming assistant coach duties from 2001-2003, he was named the third men's basketball coach in the program's NCAA (1984-present) history in September of 2003. During his tenure he posted a program-best 139 wins, which included 66 wins over the last four seasons. Devitt guided his team to appearances in the last eight CCC tournaments, winning the title in 2007 and advancing to the finals in 2011. Additionally, the Leopards earned ECAC Tournament berths in each of the last four seasons. This past season Wentworth finished 16-12.

The CCC Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010, Devitt coached a pair of players who earned both league rookie of the year and player of the year honors during their careers. Sherrad Prezzie-Blue '08 was the CCC Rookie of the Year in 2005 and player of the year in 2007, while Todd Doyle '09 earned league rookie of the year honors in 2006 and CCC Player of the Year honors in 2009. Both players have also played professionally in Europe.

"I'd like to thank Tom for his commitment to the men's basketball program over the last 14 seasons," said athletic director Angel Ayres. "We all wish him well with his future endeavors."

Wentworth will begin a national search for Devitt's replacement.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Ozarks' men's coach Doug Boxell resigns - by Eurobasket News

University of the Ozarks mens basketball coach Doug Boxell has resigned from his position and accepted the head boys' basketball job at Bowie High School in Bowie, Texas.
More moves in Coaching Carousel

Boxell, who has been the head coach at Ozarks since the 2009-2010 season, posted a 7-18 record this season and had two players named to the All-Conference Team. During his four-year run, he coached eight All-Conference players, including the Player of the Year his first season. In 2011-12, Boxell had the conference Newcomer of the Year.

Thirteen of his players made the conference All-Academic Team and four others made the league All-Freshman Team.

"Coach Boxell worked extremely hard and I appreciate his efforts over the last four years," said Clark. "I am very pleased with the discipline in his program and how he conducted himself. His decision to leave centered on his desire to be closer to family back in Texas."

Prior to Ozarks, Boxell spent 13 years at Ponder High School in Texas.

"It was a really tough decision to make," said Boxell. "This is a great university and there are great people on this campus. It is an outstanding place for young people to attend and live out their dream of playing college basketball. My thoughts and feelings about the university haven't changed. But there comes a point in your life when you miss your kids and grandkids and want to be close to them again. And that was the driving point."

A nationwide search will begin immediately for his successor.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



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Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. OceanaGold N. 10-1 
 2. Wellington S. 9-2 
 3. Nelson G. 8-3 
 4. Southland S. 6-3 
 5. Hub Jets 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-8 
 7. HBS Bank Hawks 3-7 
 8. Super City R. 1-8 
 9. Waikato P. 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 8: OceanaGold N. - Hub Jets 95-93
Jun. 3: Wellington S. - Waikato P. 90-77
Jun. 8: Waikato P. - Taranaki MA 84-97
Jun. 3: Hub Jets - Taranaki MA 79-72
Jun. 8: Nelson G. - HBS Bank Hawks 70-87
Jun. 7: Southland S. - Hub Jets 110-81
Jun. 9: Super City R. - Waikato P.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Akeem WRIGHT
  OceanaGo.
  (200-SF-84)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Wright, OceanaGo.21.8 
 2. Anthony, OceanaGo.21.6 
 3. Pace, Nelson G.20.9 
 4. Tait, Wellington S.20.5 
 5. Conklin, Southland20.3 
 6. Jones, Hub Jets20.0 
 7. Atkinson, Waika.19.7 
 8. Leasure, Taranaki.19.2 
 9. Braswell, Southlan.19.0 
 10. Greene, HBS B.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets14.8 
 2. Atkinson, Waika.14.0 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.9.5 
 4. Conklin, Southland9.4 
 5. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.8 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.8.6 
 7. Markson, Wellingt.8.3 
 8. Wright, OceanaGo.8.2 
 9. Bailey, Super C.8.1 
 10. Greene, HBS B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.5 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.7.6 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets7.1 
 4. Leasure, Taranaki.5.1 
 5. Buck, Super City R.5.0 
 6. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 7. Webster, Waika.4.0 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.3.9 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.5 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Braswell, Southlan.3.1 
 2. Hagan, Hub Jets2.8 
 3. Dickel, OceanaGo.2.6 
 4. Martin, Southlan.2.5 
 5. Boucher, Wellingt.2.5 
 6. Leasure, Taranaki.2.2 
 7. O''Riley, Super C.2.1 
 8. Allen, OceanaGo.1.9 
 9. Greene, HBS B.1.9 
 10. Warren, Wellingto.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Atkinson, Waika.2.9 
 2. Tisby, OceanaGo.1.9 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.1.9 
 4. Frank, Wellington1.7 
 5. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.1.1 
 8. Dawson, Southlan.0.9 
 9. Wright, OceanaGo.0.8 
 10. Cohadarevic, HBS0.8 


Pistons def. Rangers, record first win of season - by Hugh McAuliffe

It has taken eleven games, but the Advice First Waikato Pistons have finally got their first win of the season, defeating the James Blond Super City Rangers 94-80.

Rangers could not find an answer for 18 year old Tai Webster who had a career high 27 points, converting 10/15 from the charity stripe.

The size of Pistons centre Zack Atkinson (206-F/C-86, college: Cal-Irvine) also hurt the home side, as he tallied 20 points and 19 rebounds.

Waikato were playing their third game in a week, but showed no signs of fatigue, as they went up seven at the half and built a twenty point lead in the third quarter.

Rangers did close to within 12 in the final period, but it was too little too late, as they have now lost three straight.

Import Carl Buck led the Rangers in scoring with 19, while forward Duane Bailey added a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds.

As a team the Rangers shot 4/22 from three point line, but the stat that would annoy Head Coach Aik Ho is their free throw shooting, where they converted only 12 of 23 attempts.

Both teams will face each other next Friday in a game which will probably decide which team will win the wooden spoon.



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 19-9 
 2. Santurce 18-12 
 3. Quebradillas 17-12 
 4. Mayaguez 17-13 
 5. Guaynabo 16-13 
 6. Arecibo 14-15 
 7. Guayama 14-15 
 8. Humacao 13-15 
 9. San German 9-20 
 10. Bayamon 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 35

Jun. 6: Guaynabo - Ponce 99-86
Jun. 7: Arecibo - Santurce 88-93
Jun. 7: Mayaguez - Guayama 79-93

Regular Season: Round 37

Jun. 9: Guayama - Humacao
Jun. 9: San German - Ponce
Jun. 9: Bayamon - Quebradillas
Jun. 10: Mayaguez - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Ike DIOGU
  Ponce
  (204-F/C-83)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Diogu, Ponce21.3 
 2. Harris, Ponce21.3 
 3. Ayuso, Guaynabo20.1 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 5. Carmona, Humacao18.7 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo18.6 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Ramos, Arecibo16.7 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo11.7 
 2. Harris, Ponce11.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo10.1 
 4. Phillip, San German9.1 
 5. Diogu, Ponce8.8 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 7. Harrellson, Guangz.8.2 
 8. Graterol, Arecibo8.1 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon8.0 
 10. Carmona, Humacao8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.5 
 2. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.9 
 3. Lisch, Quebradillas4.9 
 4. Rivera, Ponce4.9 
 5. Clemente, Humacao4.7 
 6. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 7. Huertas, Quebradil.4.0 
 8. Coronado, Guayama3.8 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 2. Coronado, Guayama1.9 
 3. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.5 
 4. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 5. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 6. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.4 
 7. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 8. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
 9. Villegas, Guaynabo1.3 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Penn, Humacao2.1 
 2. Harrellson, Guangz.1.5 
 3. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 4. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Nichols, Arecibo0.9 
 10. Graterol, Arecibo0.9 


Alexander Galindo gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

International forward Alexander Galindo (200-F-85) had a very impressive game in the last week for league's second-best Santurce and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 35.
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 26 points adding seven rebounds for Santurce in his team's victory, helping them to beat Arecibo (#6, 14-15) 93-88. Santurce maintains the 2nd position in Puerto Rican BSN. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Santurce will need more victories to improve their 18-12 record. In the team's last game Galindo had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Santurce, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Alexander Galindo averages this season 15.9ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 31-year old American swingman Joel Jones (196-G/F-81) of Guayama. Jones impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Guayama to another comfortable win 93-79 over the higher-ranked Mayaguez (#4, 17-13) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Guayama to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 14-15 record. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Guayama and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last week was American Mike Harris (198-F-83) of top-ranked Ponce. Harris got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last week. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Harris' great performance Ponce lost 86-99 to the lower-ranked Guaynabo (#5, 16-13). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ponce needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 19 victories and 9 lost games. Harris has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 11.0rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.0bpg and FGP: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Mayaguez - 23 points and 9 rebounds
5. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88) of Santurce - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Carlos Escalera (190-G-79) of Arecibo - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jose Lloreda (203-F/C-80) of Guaynabo - 11 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
8. David Jackson (196-G-82) of Santurce - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76) of Guaynabo - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) of Guayama - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Serbian Legion wins the title in Russia - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Legion wins the title in Russia as CSKA defended VTB League title as they won the fourth game against Lokomotiv. CSKA posted a 59:54 defensive win and sealed the trophy of the League again. This year CSKA overcame Khimky 3-2 in the Semifinals and then needed 3-1 win against Lokomotiv in the Finals.
Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) averaged 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 67.1% in VTB League. In Euroleague his stats read 7.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 42.0%, FT: 60.7%.
Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) showed 10.8ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 53.9%, FT: 70.1% in VTB League, while in Euroleague he had 13.0ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 61.1%, FT: 73.8%.
Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) showed 7.1ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 90.0% in VTB League. In Euroleague after 15 games he had 6.2ppg, 2.5rpg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 91.7%.
Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) averaged 10.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT-1 (95.3%) in VTB League and in Euroleague posted 12.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 82.3%.



Nenad Krstic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Serbians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Nenad Krstic
Nenad Krstic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Nenad Krstic (212-83, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team CSKA Moscow to a victory against the closely-ranked Lokomotiv (12-6) 72-65 in the VTB United League last Monday. Krstic recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. CSKA Moscow (15-3) is placed second in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Krstic has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2FGP: 53.9% and FT: 70.1%. He is currently a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Vladimir Stimac
Vladimir Stimac
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Vladimir Stimac (211-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in a Banvit BK's victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (25-5) 75-69 in the Turkish TBL in Friday night's game. Stimac recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (25-5) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Stimac belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5. This season he averages: 8.5ppg, 7.4rpg, 2FGP: 60.2%(133-221) and FT: 48.9%. Stimac is in the roster of the Serbian senior national team.

Zoran Erceg
Zoran Erceg
   #3. The Serbian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Zoran Erceg (210-85, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nenad Krstic. But that was another game of his team in VTB United League which we would like to mention. Erceg contributed to an easy victory against the leader Khimky (14-4) crushing them 87-64. He scored 12 points in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group B. CSKA Moscow (15-3) is placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Erceg's overall stats are: 7.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 61.9%(13-21), 3FGP: 41.7% in the 16 games he played so far. He is also a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Dusko Savanovic
Dusko Savanovic
   #4. Power forward Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Anadolu Efes (25-5) to beat Banvit BK (25-5). Savanovic recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes. Anadolu Efes lost 65-76 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Banvit BK. This year Savanovic has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg in the 35 games. He is also Serbian national team player.

Miroslav Raduljica
Miroslav Raduljica
   #5. International center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague was not able to help Azovmash (25-14) in their last game on Friday. Despite Raduljica's very good performance Azovmash was defeated 82-70 in Kyiv by the leading Budivelnyk. He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Raduljica also added 5 rebounds. Raduljica has reliable stats this season: 14.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Uros Duvnjak
Uros Duvnjak
   #6. Guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1 was not able to secure a victory for AGOR (17-9) in their last game. Despite Duvnjak's very good performance AGOR lost 72-87 in Athens to the leading Olympiacos. He was the top scorer with 21 points in 23 minutes. It's Duvnjak's first season with the team. Duvnjak's stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg in the 32 games. He is a former university international player as he played for the Serbian team six years ago.

Dejan Borovnjak
Dejan Borovnjak
   #7. Former University international power forward Dejan Borovnjak (207-86, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a Stelmet ZG's victory against the leader PGE Turow (23-9) 87-78 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Borovnjak recorded 13 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Stelmet Zielona Gora (20-12) is placed third. Borovnjak's stats this season are: 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team four years ago.

Bojan Popovic
Bojan Popovic
   #8. Guard Bojan Popovic (191-83, currently plays in Bulgaria), who plays in the Bulgarian NBL couldn't help Lukoil Academik (24-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the league leader Lukoil Academik was edged 75-74 in a derby game by the second-ranked Levski Sofia. Popovic recorded 12 points and added 4 passes. Popovic's total stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. He used to play for the Serbian national team back in 2010.

Milan Macvan
Milan Macvan
   #9. International power forward Milan Macvan (205-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Turkey) managed to help Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul to win against the closely-ranked Banvit BK (25-5) 79-62 in the Turkish TBL on Wednesday night. Macvan recorded only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul (27-3) is placed first in the TBL. It was his team's 17th consecutive victory in a row. Macvan's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg and 4.8rpg. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

Nemanja Protic
Nemanja Protic
   #10. Guard Nemanja Protic (182-86, currently plays in Bulgaria) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Levski Sofia (23-4) in their game against Lukoil Academik (24-3) in the Bulgarian NBL. Despite his good performance last Monday He scored 10 points and added 4 assists. Protic's total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.7apg. He is a former university international player as four years ago he still played for the Serbian national team.

   #11. Former University international guard Djordje Micic (195-83, currently plays in Poland) faced previously mentioned Dejan Borovnjak in the Polish TBL last game. Micic couldn't help PGE Turow in their game against Stelmet ZG. He recorded 7 points. His team was defeated 87-78. Micic's total stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.7apg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team six years ago.

   #12. Former University international power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Miroslav Raduljica and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Dragicevic couldn't help Azovmash in their game against Budivelnyk. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Dragicevic recorded only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was defeated 82-70. Dragicevic averaged so far 12.1ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.0apg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team back in 2009.

   #13. International point guard Aleksandar Rasic (195-84, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy) helped Montepaschi Siena win their game against the league leader Cimberio Varese 82-69 in the Italian SerieA last Friday. Rasic recorded only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. This year Rasic averages just 2.1ppg in the 35 games. He is also Serbian national team player.

   #14. University international guard Dusan Katnic (193-89, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Belgium) helped Base Oostende win their game against the closely-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut crushing them 88-57 in the Belgian Ethias League on Saturday night. Katnic recorded only 3 points. Katnic's total stats this season are: 5.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. He plays currently for the Serbian university national team.

The list of other players, who all have Serbian passport but never been selected to any of Serbian national teams:

   #1. Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help CSKA Moscow (15-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed CSKA Moscow lost 58-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Lokomotiv in the group B of VTB United League. Micov was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. This year Micov averages: 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg in the 31 games he played so far.

   #2. Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83, currently plays in Bulgaria) led Levski Sofia to a 1-point victory over the league leader Lukoil Academik (24-3) 75-74 in a derby game in the Bulgarian NBL on Friday night. Marinovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 22 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Levski Sofia (23-4) is placed second in the NBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. It's Marinovic's first season with the team. Marinovic belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Marinovic averages: 15.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg in the 38 games.

   #3. Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Poland) led Stelmet ZG to a victory against the leader PGE Turow (23-9) 87-78 in the Polish TBL on Sunday night. Stevic recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Stelmet Zielona Gora (20-12) is placed third. It's Stevic's first season with the team. Stevic is currently seventh on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.

   #4. Mladen Pantic (209-C-82, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Bulgaria) is a teammate of previously mentioned Marko Marinovic. But that was another game of his team in Bulgarian NBL which we would like to mention. Pantic, who plays in the Bulgarian NBL was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Levski Sofia (23-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Levski Sofia lost 81-86 in a derby game to the leading Lukoil Academik. Pantic was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Pantic averaged so far 12.7ppg and 6.3rpg in the 19 games.

   #5. Dusan Djordjevic (195-G-83, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Belgium) led Base Oostende to a victory over the closely-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (18-10) 68-63 in the Belgian Ethias League on Wednesday night. He was MVP of the game. Djordjevic scored 16 points (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Telenet Oostende (20-8) is placed first in the Ethias League. Djordjevic belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #4. His total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.9apg. Djordjevic has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Montenegrin.

   #6. Experienced Damir Latovic (204-C-80, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1 was not able to secure a victory for AGOR (17-9) in their last game. Despite his very good performance AGOR lost 67-80 at home to the leading Olympiacos. Latovic was the top scorer with 15 points in 22 minutes. This year his total stats are: 4.8ppg and 3.0rpg in the 32 games.

   #7. Dusan Sakota (209-SF-86, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA couldn't help Cimberio Varese (23-7) in their last game on Friday. Despite Sakota's good performance the league leader Cimberio Varese was defeated 82-69 in Siena by the lower-ranked Montepaschi (#5). He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Sakota's total stats this season are: 8.5ppg and 2.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Greek. Despite Sakota's Serbian nationality, he previously played for the Greek U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Serbian team.

   #8. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Panionios' victory against the closely-ranked AGOR 80-74 in the Greek A1 on Thursday night. Jankovic recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 25 minutes. Jankovic is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 6.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 12.5ppg and 1.8apg in the 32 games. Jankovic has both Serbian and Greek nationalities. Despite his Serbian passport, Jankovic previously played for the Greek U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Serbian team.

   #9. Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL couldn't help PGE Turow (23-9) in their last game. Despite Zigeranovic's good performance the first-placed PGE Turow lost 78-82 in Zielona Gora to the lower-ranked (#3) Stelmet ZG in the Places 1-6 group. He scored 10 points and added 3 assists in 25 minutes. Zigeranovic is ranked fifth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.2bpg. This year he also averages: 9.1ppg and 4.7rpg in the 43 games.

   #10. Marko Scekic (207-F/C-81, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Cantu in their game against Lottomatica Roma in the Italian SerieA. Scekic scored 8 points in only 11 minutes. His team lost 69-74. This year Scekic's total stats are: 4.5ppg and 1.9rpg in the 26 games.



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Mirza Begic selected the top Slovenian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Slovenian players, who play currently abroad.

Mirza Begic
Mirza Begic
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Mirza Begic (217-85, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked CAI Zaragoza (21-13) crushing them 93-65 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game. Begic scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes on the court. Real Madrid (30-4) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Begic averages: 5.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 58.6%(89-152) and FT: 71.4% in the 39 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian. Former Triglav Kranj starter played for the Slovenian senior national team two years ago.

Erazem Lorbek
Erazem Lorbek
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Erazem Lorbek (209-84, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Spain). Lorbek contributed to a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the seventh-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) 77-73 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored 9 points. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Lorbek's fourth season with the team. Lorbek has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2FGP: 59.5%(128-215), 3FGP: 31.7% and FT: 76.1%. He played for the Slovenian national team in 2011.

Bostjan Nachbar
Bostjan Nachbar
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international power forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80, currently plays in Germany). Nachbar helped Brose Baskets Bamberg win their game against the closely-ranked Bayern Muenchen (21-13) 85-66 in the German BBL on Thursday night. He scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-8) is placed first in the BBL. This year Nachbar has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 49.3%, 3FGP: 36.3% and FT: 84.3% in the 42 games. He played for the Slovenian national team three years ago.

Dragisa Drobnjak
Dragisa Drobnjak
   #4. Forward Dragisa Drobnjak (200-77, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Belgium) helped Base Oostende win their game against the closely-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (18-10) crushing them 88-57 in the Belgian Ethias League in Saturday night's game. Drobnjak recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Telenet Oostende (20-8) is placed first in the Ethias League. Drobnjak's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Slovenian national team back in 2008.

Uros Slokar
Uros Slokar
   #5. Former international power forward Uros Slokar (210-83, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Erazem Lorbek in the Spanish ACB last game. Slokar, who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) to beat Regal FC Barcelona (23-11). He scored 7 points in only 14 minutes. G.Canaria 2014 lost 73-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC Barcelona. It's Slokar's first season with the team. This year Slokar's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg in the 31 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #6. Center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94, currently plays in Croatia) was not able to help KK Zadar (11-3) in their game against Cibona (12-2) in the Croatian A1. Nurkic scored 6 points. The third-placed KK Zadar was badly defeated 92-76 in Zagreb by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. Nurkic is ranked fifth on the list of the best blockers in the league. His total stats this season are: 8.1ppg and 4.4rpg. Nurkic is a former U16 international player as he played for the Slovenian team three years ago.

Nebojsa Joksimovic
Nebojsa Joksimovic
   #7. Former international small forward Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81, currently plays in Bosnia) managed to help BC Igokea Aleksandrovac in a victory against the second-ranked HKK Siroki WWin (9-1) 74-69 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I in Tuesday night's game. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (9-1) is placed first. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. This year Joksimovic's total stats are: 6.1ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.6apg in the 15 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team four years ago.

Other top Slovenian players, who play abroad:

Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) plays for Anadolu Efes in Turkish TBL
Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) plays for Unicaja Malaga in Spanish ACB
Radoslav Pekovic (215-C-94) plays for Zvezda in Serbian A League
Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87) plays for Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkish TBL
Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) plays for Phoenix Suns in the NBA
Beno Udrih (194-PG-82) plays for Orlando Magic in the NBA
Sani Becirovic (196-G-81) plays for Banco di Sardegna Sassari in Italian SerieA
Gasper Vidmar (211-C/F-87) plays for Besiktas in Turkish TBL
Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80) plays for Cedevita in Croatian A1
Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) plays for Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Slovenian playing currently abroad. Go to Slovenian Abroad Page to see completed list.



Germany U20 bounce back against Slovenia U20 - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia U20 - Germany U20 50:63

German U20 National Team earned a comfortable win over Slovenian counterparts in the second game of the friendly series. The visitors avenged of the loss in the opener. Hans Brase (203-F) stepped up with 14 points to lead the Bundesteam.
Slovenia led by two points after the starting period 13:11. But Germany went on a massive 22:8 run in the second term to take a 33:21 halftime lead. The visitors extended their lead in the third term. They accounted for a 48:31 advantage heading into the fourth period. Slovenia cut the deficit in the final quarter but could not avoid the loss. Fabian Bleck (198-F-93) netted 12 points, while Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) added 10 points for the winning team. Ziga Dimec (208-C/F-93) answered with 10 points for Slovenia. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) netted 8 points in the loss.

Slovenia U20: Ziga Dimec 10, Miha Lapornik 8
Germany U20: Hans Brase 14, Fabian Bleck 12, Leon Tolksdorf 10



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Lagun Aro confirm Brazilian Raul Neto for the next season - by Eurobasket News

Lagun Aro confirm Brazilian Raul Neto (186-PG-92) for the next season. Coach Alfonso Alonso (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) still hopes to stay in Liga Endesa as they believe that at least one of Alicante or Andorra, the two top teams of second division (LEB Oro) will not be capable to play next season in Liga Endesa.
Raul Neto averaged 8.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Neto played also at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (ACB) in Spanish league. In 37 games he had 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the Brazilian National League Semifinals for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Neto received also Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 2nd Team award in 2011.
Neto was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012 and previously for U19 National Team between 2009 and 2011. Neto also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg. Neto has played also professionally in Brazil (Minas).



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  TRBL   

TRBL standings

TRBL Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Cary Invasion 11-0 
 2. Big Texas 8-3 
 3. Fayetteville C. 7-4 
 4. Wilmington SD 2-9 
 5. Nighthawks 1-8 
 6. Bull City L. 0-1 
Western Conference
 1. PT Players 11-0 
 2. HoopForLyfe 5-4 
 3. Greensboro C. 5-6 
 4. Queen City E. 3-8 
 5. Carolina G. 1-10 
 6. SC Allstars 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 11

Jun. 8: Wilmington SD - Greensboro C. 91-113
Jun. 8: Johnston County - Fayetteville C. 130-141
Jun. 8: Big Texas - PT Players 126-189
Jun. 9: Greensboro C. - Cary Invasion
Jun. 9: Wilmington SD - Big Texas
Jun. 9: Johnston County - Queen City E.
Jun. 9: PT Players - HoopForLyfe



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Fight breaks out at Summer League basketball game - by Eurobasket

Teams refused to cooperate with RVIPF but culprits suspended
The much favoured BVI Basketball Federations Summer League is in its peak but had a spark of bad blood this weekend when some players were involved in a heated fight.

On Saturday night, June 1, 2013 things turned bitter during the final game for the night. It was a tough matchup between Kings and East and, according to information reaching Virgin Islands News Online, a fight broke out among players and resulted in a number of spectators also getting involved.

One of the players involved in the altercation is allegedly the son of an executive member of the BVI Basketball Federation, a source said. This information has not been confirmed, however, the President of the Federation Byron 'Chucky' Hodge did confirm there was indeed a fight.

Hodge said the incident did not adversely affect the night's games as the incident occurred during the final game for the night. Asked if any fans were involved, he said "If any fan was involved it would have been to help to stop the fight."

This news site was also told that the fight was so intense in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex that it warranted the intervention of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Hodge said that to the best of his knowledge no one was seriously injured and there were no arrests made.

He did say, however, that the Federation took the undisciplined behaviour of the players very seriously and has suspended with immediate effect "all those who were involved [in the fight]." Mr Hodge declined to give names and further details as he said the Federation was wary of the effect divulging names could have on the players themselves and future games.

Contacted, Public Relations Officer of the RVIPF Ms Diane Drayton also confirmed that the RVIPF was alerted to the fight and they did respond but not legal action was not taken against anyone as everyone refused to cooperate with the Police. Efforts to reach the coaches of the two teams involved proved unsuccessful.

The game did continue to the official end and paved the way for a smooth transition to the next scheduled round of games.



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Seamless Power pose questions to Falcons - by Eurobasket News

When Power beat Falcons 79-75 courtesy Joseph Ikongs 18 points, they ended the latters 14-match winning streak to keep this game as one of the biggest tickets every season.

DMark Power never really dealt with the technical and matchup problems that led to their demise to UCU Canons, a 2-1 loss, in last years Airtel National Basketball League

Instead they re-signed Norman Blick, a small forward, and brought in guard Brian Odong from lower division side, Bush Court.
They completely ignored the lack of size, almost completely.
A month into the season, the interim report is quite impressive. Power have won all their six games as they strive to become as successful as Falcons on six titles.

Playing to the script
Save for the 68-65 win over City Oilers on the opening day, the rest went according to script.
The one against Falcons, tonight at the Lugogo MTN Arena, will definitely be a contest unlike the other five.

And Powers lack of size could be brutally exposed by centre Philip Ameny, just like UCUs Desmond Owili did during last years series.
You have got to give the new players a chance to grow, point guard Ben Komakech, a two-time MVP, said in reference to Herbert Akhita, a big man signed from Victoria Heaters.

David Kiberu has had to shoulder the burden as Michael Kojo, the other natural inside player, has featured intermittently due to work.
Kenyan Ameny is far from full fitness following his return a fortnight ago.

Weight matters
His started with 13 points as Oilers beat them 75-65 and will definitely get better once his waist thins. Before he, Stephen Omony, Steven Mwesigye and Peter Elungat pound the inside, Falcons will have to keep from breaking out in the open floor with their transition game.

When Power beat Falcons 79-75 courtesy Joseph Ikongs 18 points, they ended the latters 14-match winning streak to keep this game as one of the biggest tickets every season. Last year Power defeated Falcons 79-75 in the first round and then lost 78-66 in the second.

TODAY AT LUGOGO

MEN: Falcons vs. Power (8.30pm)
WOMEN: A1 vs. UCU (6.30pm)

WEDNESDAY RESULTS
MEN: Rhino 58-52 Nkumba
WOMEN: Gladiators 37-27 Mak Sparks

LAST SEASONS SCORES
Power 79-75 Falcons
Falcons 78-66 Power
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Rhinos see off Marines for first season win - by Eurobasket News

Abel Omoding scored 11 points (7 in the fourth quarter) to lead Charging Rhinos to a 58-52 win over Nkumba Marines Wednesday night at YMCA. Fahmy Seba added game high 13 points as Rhinos posted their first win of the season. We had to step up our defense and they succumbed to the pressure we applied Ronnie Mutebi said.

With Nkumba trailing 21-16 going into the third quarter, a 16-2 run for Marines took the former champions up 32-23 with 5:10 to end the period but Rhinos (1-4) responded with an 11 points spurt holding Nkumba scoreless in the 5 minutes closing out the frame up 34-32. Nkumbas big man, Brian Sivach (8points, 8 rebounds) opened the fourth quarter scoring with an and1 to spark a 9-2 run for Marines (1-5). Rhinos rallied back and tied the game at 46 with 3:03, Omoding hitting the game tying 3-pointer. Nkumba temporarily went up through Wynard Kigobes free throw before Isaac Kamya (9 points) knocked down a go-ahead 3-ball with 2:13 and Rhinos never trailed again.
Nkumba edged the boards 26-24 but were forced into 27 turnovers because of the full court press and the man-to-man Rhinos employed. We didnt compose ourselves when under pressure Nkumbas coach , Timothy Odeke noted. Emmanuel Nyabuto scored team high 12 points that went with 7 boards for Nkumba. Point guard, Shabani Ramadhani (9 points) fouled out with 5 minutes to the final buzzer. Obviously it did affect us. Our bench is small. They have a relatively bigger one and rotated it better Odeke on Ramadhanis fouling out.

In the womens division, Gladiators beat MUK Sparks 37-27. Stella Nikuzze score 9 points and picked 9 rebounds to lead Gladfiators (1-4). Linda Wefila and Joan Birungi added 7 points apiece. Sparks (1-3) were led by Treasure Nakabuza with 9 points, Winnie Anyango added 7, and Norah Namutosi chipped in with 6 points and game high 12 boards.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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Standings - Metropolitan League

Metropolitan Standings
 1. Larre Borges 7-0 
 2. Guruyu Waston 5-1 
 3. Welcome 5-2 
 4. Capitol 4-3 
 5. Urunday Univ. 4-3 
 6. Stockholmo 3-4 
 7. Cader 3-4 
 8. Verdirrojo 3-4 
 9. 25 de Agosto 2-4 
 10. Colon 2-5 
 11. Marne 2-5 
 12. Yale 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Jun. 8: Capitol - Colon 88-74
Jun. 7: Verdirrojo - Yale 86-83
Jun. 8: 25 de Agosto - Larre Borges 78-82
Jun. 8: Cader - Urunday Univ. 60-64
Jun. 8: Guruyu Waston - Welcome 58-69
Jun. 7: Stockholmo - Marne 56-70

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 10: 25 de Agosto - Verdirrojo
Jun. 10: Cader - Guruyu Waston
Jun. 10: Marne - Capitol
Jun. 10: Welcome - Colon
Jun. 10: Urunday Univ. - Stockholmo
Jun. 10: Yale - Larre Borges


Results for the Metro League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Metro League
Guruyu Waston 85 - Adrian Moss (203-F-81, college: Florida) 18 pts. 11 reb. 2 blocks, Brian Garcia (180-G-90) 21 pts. 5 reb.
25 de Agosto 75 - Eric Freeman (205-C-79, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Ky Wesleyan) 31 pts. 8 reb. Andres Ferres 16 pts. 6 reb.
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Verdirrojo 86 -Maximiliano Cervi (198-F-92) 33 pts. 6 reb. Tulio Cobos (197-PF-86, college: Northeastern St.) 16 pts. 5 reb.
Yale 83 -Emilio Dominguez (202-C-87) 19 pts 5 reb. Matias Gasanol (199-F-90) 16 pts 3 reb.
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Marne 70 - Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) 20 points 17 reb. 2 blocks
Stockolmo 56 - Christopher Moore (205-F-82, college: Virginia Union) 10 pts. 4 reb.





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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
Group A
 1. Marinos 5-1 
 2. Bucaneros 3-1 
 3. Trotamundos 0-6 
Group B
 1. Gigantes 3-2 
 2. Gaiteros 2-2 
 3. Cocodrilos 2-3 
Places 7-10
 1. Guaros 25-28 
 2. Guaiqueries 21-23 
 3. Panteras 19-35 
 4. Toros 18-36 
2013 Standings

Second Stage: Round 4

Jun. 7: Gigantes - Cocodrilos 74-83
Jun. 7: Trotamundos - Marinos 72-76
Jun. 6: Trotamundos - Marinos 69-72
Jun. 8: Gigantes - Cocodrilos


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Humacao
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Carmona, Humacao23.2 
 2. Pena, Huracanes21.9 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.21.5 
 4. Santana, Gaiteros21.0 
 5. Maye, Bayamon20.4 
 6. Bailey, Panteras19.3 
 7. Martinez, Guaros19.3 
 8. Rodgers, Marinos18.2 
 9. Flores, Guaiqueries18.1 
 10. Johnson, Toros17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Martinez, Guaros12.1 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros10.1 
 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. Colmenares, Cocod.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kelvin PENA
  Huracanes
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Pena, Huracanes6.1 
 2. Rivera, Humacao6.1 
 3. Vargas, Marinos5.9 
 4. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.0 
 5. Cubillan, Trotamun.4.7 
 6. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.6 
 7. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.4 
 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: 3
 1. Riley, Bucaneros3.0 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.2.5 
 3. Vargas, Marinos2.4 
 4. Cubillan, Trotamun.2.2 
 5. Guillent, Guaros2.2 
 6. Carmona, Humacao2.2 
 7. Horton, Panteras2.1 
 8. Johnson, Toros2.1 
 9. Pena, Huracanes2.0 
 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. Gadzuric, Marinos0.9 
 7. Massie, San German0.9 
 8. Santana, Gaiteros0.9 
 9. Adams, Guaros0.8 
 10. Bayona, Bucaneros0.8 


Marinos claim fifth win at the second stage of LPB - by Eurobasket News

Marinos maintain the leading position in Group A of the Second Stage of LPB. They rallied pat Trotamundos 76:72 to gain 5-1 record. Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) and Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) came up with 16 points each to pace the winners. Marinos jumped to a 26:17 lead after the starting quarter. They gained a 42:34 halftime lead. Trotamundos tried to bounce back in the fourth period but came up short of victory at the end. Raul Orta (196-G-85) chipped in 14 points for the winning side. David Cubillan (181-PG-87, college: Marquette) answered with 19 points for Trotamundos. Tomas Aguilera banked 16 points and 14 boards in defeat.
Cocodrilos celebrated the second win in Group B as they knocked down Gigantes 83:74. Carl Elliott (193-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: G.Washington) stepped up with 26 points for Cocodrilos de Caracas. The game was close from beginning to end. Cocodrilos managed to pull away late in regulation. Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Andrew Feeley (206-F/C-83, agency: Promotex, college: UMBC) replied with 14 points and 9 boards for Gigantes.



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


VTB League welcomes Bulgarian Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

VTB League welcomes Bulgarian Lukoil Academik in 2013/14 season. The Champions of Bulgaria will play the next season in VTB.
Few days ago Lukoil Academik clinched NBL 2012/2013 title in Bulgaria. The team won the decisive game against Levski 86:81 and won the series 3-2. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-10. But Levski Sofia won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 28 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import center Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-C-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Marko Marinovic added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Levski Sofia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.




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Women News


Reze Tournament: Australia dominate Argentina to win Group A - by Eurobasket News

Australia U19 - Argentina U19 84:43

Australia remained undefeated at the Reze international tournament in France. The Gems claimed the third straight victory cruising past Argentina. Carley Mijovic (197-C-94) stepped up with 21 points to lead the winners. Australia occupied the top position in Group A and would face France for the trophy. Argentina finished fourth in the pool and would take on Senegal for the 7th overall position.
Australia stepped on the gas late in the first period to build a 25:16 lead. They held Argentina to 13 points in the second period to pile up a 20-point halftime advantage. Australia controlled the tempo after the big break. Argentina managed just 6 points in the third period to face a massive 39-point deficit heading into the fourth frame. Australia coasted to the victory in the final minutes. Louise Brown (183-F-95) netted 10 points, while Tahlia Tupea contributed 9 points in the victory. Victoria Llorente (184-F/C-96) responded with 20 points for Argentina. Micaela Sancisi (157-G-94) chipped in 6 points in the loss.

Australia U19: Carley Mijovic 21, Louise Brown 10, Tahlia Tupea 9
Argentina U19: Victoria Llorente 20, Micaela Sancisi 6



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  AUSTRALIA   


Reze Tournament: Australia dominate Argentina to win Group A - by Eurobasket News

Australia U19 - Argentina U19 84:43

Australia remained undefeated at the Reze international tournament in France. The Gems claimed the third straight victory cruising past Argentina. Carley Mijovic (197-C-94) stepped up with 21 points to lead the winners. Australia occupied the top position in Group A and would face France for the trophy. Argentina finished fourth in the pool and would take on Senegal for the 7th overall position.
Australia stepped on the gas late in the first period to build a 25:16 lead. They held Argentina to 13 points in the second period to pile up a 20-point halftime advantage. Australia controlled the tempo after the big break. Argentina managed just 6 points in the third period to face a massive 39-point deficit heading into the fourth frame. Australia coasted to the victory in the final minutes. Louise Brown (183-F-95) netted 10 points, while Tahlia Tupea contributed 9 points in the victory. Victoria Llorente (184-F/C-96) responded with 20 points for Argentina. Micaela Sancisi (157-G-94) chipped in 6 points in the loss.

Australia U19: Carley Mijovic 21, Louise Brown 10, Tahlia Tupea 9
Argentina U19: Victoria Llorente 20, Micaela Sancisi 6



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  BELARUS   


Belarus U20 lost first two in Turkey - by Eurobasket News

Belarus U20 lost first two in Turkey at the International Tournament with 4 teams.
In Day 1 Turkey U20 rolled over Belarus U20 75:53. The host opened the game with a 22-16 start and the added 21-10 in the second frame. Moreover Turkey posted another 21-10 rally in the third period and finished the game with 18-16 at the end. Elif Emirtekin (184-F-94) led the way with 13 points and Didem Nakas (173-SG-94) scored for the winners 11 points. Merve Aydn had 10, while Fahriye Bayraktar brought 9. Maryna Ivanshchanka poured in 15, while Anastasiya Haryna (188-F-94) ended up with 10 points in defeat.
In Day 2 Russia U20 overcame Belarus U20 74:68.
Tomorrow Russia U20 will take on Turkey U20 in the game for the first place. Belarus and Greece will play for the initial victory.



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  BRAZIL   


Reze Tournament: France shoot down Brazil to win Group B - by Eurobasket News

France U19 - Brazil U19 77:44

French U19 National Team claimed the top position in Group B of the Reze international tournament. The hosts will now take on Australia for the trophy. Brazil finished in the third position and would face Poland for the 5th position.
France grabbed a 22:12 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap in the second term. Les Bleus piled up a comfortable 43:19 halftime advantage. France stayed dominant in the third period. They went on a 25:10 run in the quarter and accounted for a 39-point buffer before the fourth frame. Brazil stopped the rot in the final period outscoring the hosts but it could not help them avoid the loss. Pauline Lithard (168-PG-94) stepped up with 24 points for France. Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) added 13 points for the winners. Isabela Ramona (178-F-94) answered with 11 points for Brazil. Carla Lucchini (165-PG-95) had 10 points in the losing effort.

France U19: Pauline Lithard 24, Lidija Turcinovic 13, Aby Gaye (193-C-95) 11
Brazil U19: Isabela Ramona 11, Carla Lucchini 10



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  CANADA   


Spain defeats Canada in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

Canada-Spain 55:61

Spain defeats Canada in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Spanish team had one of the most difficult pre-season actions, but managed to win 61:55.
Canada surprised Spain 17-14 in the first period and looked better until the end of the half. Spain meanwhile managed to win the second frame 14-12 but trailed 1 point at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as Spain erupted with a 22-12 burst to take the lead. Canada answered with a 14-11 rally in the last stanza but reduced to final 6 points.
Elisa Aguilar (172-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Alba Torrens (188-F-89) netted 12. Cindy Lima (196-C-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Queralt Casas (178-G/F-92) posted 8 points each. Justine Colley (175-G-91) ended up with 12 points in the losing effort, while Courtnay Pilypaitis (184-G-88, college: Vermont) brought 10. Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88, college: Pepperdine) had 9, whilst Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) poured in 7.

Canada: Justine Colley 12, Courtnay Pilypaitis 10, Miranda Ayim 9, Kia Nurse 7
Spain: Elisa Aguilar 17, Alba Torrens 12, Cindy Lima 8, Queralt Casas 8



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  CHINA   


Reze Tournament: China thrash Senegal in Day 3 - by Eurobasket News

China U19-Senegal U19 74:37

China thrash Senegal in Day 3 at the Reze Tournament. The Asian side posted a 74:37 and left Senegal winless so far.
China won the opening tip 13-4 and had double-digit lead at the end of the quarter. China improved to 37:14 early in the second quarter and enjoyed a 43:16 halftime deficit. The Asian team did not slow down later in the game and posted another two victories in the second half. China won the third period 19-10 and finished the game with 12-11 rally.
Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Li Meng (185-F-95) and Huang Sijing (190-F-96) brought 12 each. Zhang Jiahe (182-F-94) followed them with 11 points in a win. Elma Kinta MALOU collected 16 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Aida NDIAYE poured in 6, whilst Yaye Irma DIEME had 4.

China U19: Yang Hengyu 18+11 rebs, Li Meng 12, Huang Sijing 12, Zhang Jiahe 11
Senegal U19: Elma Kinta MALOU 16+12 rebs, Aida NDIAYE 6, Yaye Irma DIEME 4



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  CROATIA   


Croatia outscore Hungary in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Hungary - Croatia 66:91

Croatia claimed a comfortable win over Hungary in the exhibition encounter. Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) stepped up with 14 points to lead the visitors.
Croatia set the tone early in this one. The visitors poured in 29 points in the first period to take a 10-point lead. Croatia stretched the lead in the second period. They accumulated a 53:35 halftime advantage. Croatia did not allow Hungary any closer in the third term. The visiting team posted an unassailable 76:51 lead after three quarters of action. Croatia did not slow down cruising to the victory in the fourth frame. Iva Ciglar (168-PG-85, agency: Data Plus Group), Iva Sliskovic (190-C-84, college: S.Carolina) and Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) connected for 12 points each in the win. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) answered with 19 points for Hungary. Viktoria Szalay (172-PG-96) and Bettina Bozoki (191-F/C-89) had 9 points each in the loss.

Hungary: Tijana Krivacevic 19, Viktoria Szalay 9, Bettina Bozoki 9
Croatia: Monika Bosilj 14, Iva Ciglar 12, Iva Sliskovic 12, Antonija Misura 12



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2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Estonia silence Holland and stay unbeaten in Group A - by Eurobasket News

Holland-Estonia 54:77

Estonia silence Holland and stay unbeaten in Group A of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Estonian side improved to 2-0 record after a 77:54 win against the Dutch side. The latter dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams scored 18 points each in the first period and then the Dutch side grabbed a 4-point lead at the halftime due to 16-12 rally in the second frame. The third quarter however was decisive in the game as Estonia erupted with a 17-2 run and then won the quarter 21-6. Moreover Estonian added a 26-14 rally in the last stanza and won the game.
Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) led the way with 22 points and Viive-Kai Rebane collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Laina Mesila-Kaarmann (186-C/F-87) also scored 10 points in a win. Chatilla Van Grinsven (190-F-89, college: St.Joseph's) ended up with 15 points in defeat and Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90, college: Colorado St.) had 11. Marlou De Kleijn (182-F-92, agency: Regeneracom Sports) brought 7, whilst Fieke Ligthart (184-F/C-90) and Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) added 6 each.

Holland: Chatilla Van Grinsven 15, Natalie Van Den Adel 11, Marlou De Kleijn 7, Fieke Ligthart 6, Richelle Van Der Keijl 6
Estonia: Merike Anderson 22, Viive-Kai Rebane 10+10 rebs, Laina Mesila-Kaarmann 10



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  FINLAND   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Poland beat Finland to win Group C - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Poland 56:65

Poland claimed the second straight win in Group C of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Polish team thus clinched the top position in the group. They advanced into semifinal stage now.
Poland held the hosts to 14 points in the first frame to gain a 5-point lead. They boosted the lead in the second frame. Poland went on a 20:12 rally to establish a 39:26 halftime advantage. Finland slowed the visitors down in the third term. The hosts adjusted defensively and narrowed the deficit at 10-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Reetta Piipari (170-PG-80, college: Xavier) and Heta Korpivaara (186-G/F-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall) put Finland within one 56:57 with under four minutes remaining. However Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej (185-F-82, agency: Data Plus Group) came up with back-to-back three-pointers and Poland got away with the crucial win at the end. Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Poland. Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej contributed 15 points for the winners. Reetta Piipari answered with 15 points for Finland. Heta Korpivaara delivered 13 points in the loss.

Finland: Reetta Piipari 15, Heta Korpivaara 13
Poland: Magdalena Leciejewska 16, Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej 15, Magdalena Skorek 10



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  FRANCE   


Avenir Basket Chartres announced first signings - by Eurobasket News

Avenir Basket Chartres announced first signings for the next season. The team that promoted to LF2 signed Magali Mendy (177-PG-90), Lindsay Gonzalez (179-F-92) and Marie Rosche (191-C-87, college: Dayton).
Magali Mendy who played last time at Etoile de Voiron Feminin in France. In 22 LF2, starting five games she averaged 12.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg and 2.8spg (in top 3) last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 2nd Team.
Lindsay Gonzalez will come from Basket Club La Tronche Meylan in France. The last season Gonzalez played at Limoges ABC en Limousin (LF2) in French league. In 24 games she had 5.1ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
Marie Rosche played for Gruner Stern Keltern in Germany. In 24 2.Bundesliga games she averaged 10.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.1spg this season. She helped them to make it to the group final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South 2nd Team.
Rosche has played also professionally in Puerto Rico (Leonas).She attended University of Dayton until 2011 and it is her second season in pro basketball.



Leclair leaves Angers - by Eurobasket News

24-year old forward Carole Leclair (185-89) left Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 (LF2). In 17 NF1 games she averaged 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg this season. She helped them to win the league title.
The last (11/12) season Leclair played at Reims Basket Feminin. In 21 games she had 5.3ppg and 4.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season she played at Union Lyon Basket Feminin (LFB). In 30 games she had 3.0ppg and 2.4rpg that season. She contributed to her team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
In 2009-10 season Leclair played at Avenir de Rennes (NF1). She represented France at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Leclair has played previously for two other France teams: Tarbes and Centre Federal BB.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Reze Tournament: France shoot down Brazil to win Group B - by Eurobasket News

France U19 - Brazil U19 77:44

French U19 National Team claimed the top position in Group B of the Reze international tournament. The hosts will now take on Australia for the trophy. Brazil finished in the third position and would face Poland for the 5th position.
France grabbed a 22:12 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap in the second term. Les Bleus piled up a comfortable 43:19 halftime advantage. France stayed dominant in the third period. They went on a 25:10 run in the quarter and accounted for a 39-point buffer before the fourth frame. Brazil stopped the rot in the final period outscoring the hosts but it could not help them avoid the loss. Pauline Lithard (168-PG-94) stepped up with 24 points for France. Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) added 13 points for the winners. Isabela Ramona (178-F-94) answered with 11 points for Brazil. Carla Lucchini (165-PG-95) had 10 points in the losing effort.

France U19: Pauline Lithard 24, Lidija Turcinovic 13, Aby Gaye (193-C-95) 11
Brazil U19: Isabela Ramona 11, Carla Lucchini 10



France rally past Turkey in Evry - by Eurobasket News

France - Turkey 65:58

France claimed the second straight win at the start of EuroEssonne international tournament. They defeated Turkey in Evry tonight to remain perfect. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the winners.
France dominated in the opening quarter. Les Bleus went on a 24:15 run to open a comfortable lead. But Turkey leveled the game in the next periods. The visitors cut the deficit at 5-point mark at halftime 38:33. Turkey got within three points at the final break 52:49. France needed some near perfect defensive effort in the fourth frame to tame the visiting team. Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) notched 9 points, while Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) added 8 for the winners. Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Nevriye Yilmaz (194-C-80) had 12 points in the loss.

France: Sandrine Gruda 14+12 boards, Celine Dumerc 9, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 8
Turkey: Tugba Palazoglu 14, Nevriye Yilmaz 12



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2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Israel knock down FYR Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Israel - FYR Macedonia 72:56

Israel registered the second straight win at the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group D. They overcame FYR Macedonia in Ramla. Jennifer Fleisher (195-C-84, college: Pennsylvania) delivered 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead the hosts. Israel leads the ladder at 2-0 record, while FYR Macedonia slipped at 1-1.
FYR Macedonia used somewhat a sloppy start from the hosts to spur ahead. The visitors gained a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Israel turned the tables in the second period. They went on a 26:12 rally and to gain control. Israel posted a 40:31 halftime lead. Israel kept FYR Macedonia at distance throughout the third term. The hosts built a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Israel held FYR Macedonia to 11 points in the final period to seal the winning outcome at the end. Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) had 16 points, 5 boards and 4 assists, while Liron Cohen (173-G-82) added 12 points and 7 assists in the win. Chrissy Givens (180-F-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) answered with 25 points, 11 boards and 5 assists for FYR Macedonia. Slavica Dimovska (175-G-85) chipped in 11 points in the losing effort.

Israel: Jennifer Fleisher 17+17 boards, Shay Doron 16, Liron Cohen 12
FYR Macedonia: Chrissy Givens 25+11 boards, Slavica Dimovska 11



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  GERMANY   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Anne Breitreiner leads Germany past Portugal - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Portugal 66:59

Germany claimed the first win at 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group D. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) nailed 21 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists to lead Germany past Portugal. Germany improved at 1-1 record, while Portugal fell at 0-2.
The German side kept on building their lead throughout the first half. They secured a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Germany exploded with 23 points in the second quarter to gain a 12-point halftime lead 34:21. Germany limited Portugal at 10 points in the third term to ensure a 16-point advantage 56:40. Portugal finished the game on an 18:10 run but could not escape the loss. Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) produced 16 points and 16 boards, while Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Germany. Maria Correia (174-G/F-91) answered with 16 points for Portugal. Carla Freitas (170-G-80) had 11 points in the loss.

Germany: Anne Breitreiner 21, Katharina Fikiel 16+16 boards, Margret Skuballa 10+10 boards
Portugal: Maria Correia 16, Carla Freitas 11



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  GREECE   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Greece closed Day 2 with the win over Luxembourg - by Eurobasket News

Luxembourg-Greece 68:80

Greece closed Day 2 with the win over Luxembourg and improved to 2-0 record. The Greek side posted an 80:68 win and will face Estonia for the top spot in Group A.
Greece scored 30 points in the first period and it was a good start for the favorites. Luxembourg replied with 14 and then posted a 16-10 rally in the second frame. Greece again pushed the tempo early in the third and won the period 23-18. Luxembourg managed to win the last stanza 20-17 and reduced to final 12 points.
Olga Chatzinikolaou (181-F/G-81) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Zoi Dimitrakou (188-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 16. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Pelagia Papamichail poured in 8. Nadia Mossong (182-F-86, college: E.Kentucky) ended up with 23 points in the losing effort and Jill Bausch (170-G-87) had 13. Tessy Hetting (184-SF-86, college: LIU Brooklyn) and Lynn Schreiner (165-G-91) delivered 9 points each.

Luxembourg: Nadia Mossong 23, Jill Bausch 13, Tessy Hetting 9, Lynn Schreiner 9
Greece: Olga Chatzinikolaou 20, Zoi Dimitrakou 16, Artemis Spanou 14+10 rebs, Pelagia Papamichail 8



Greek U20 team continue preparation for Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Greek U20 team continue preparation for Samsun when they will participate at the U20 Championship. Greece U20 lost two games in Turkey and will take on Belarus tomorrow.
Russia U20 overcame Greece U20 51:39 in the opener. Russia started with 13-7 in the first period and led 32:24 at the halftime. Greece reduced to 3 points at the end of the third period, but Russia pushed the tempo for good and won the game by 12 points. Darya Namok (179-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Sloukas replied with 15 points in the losing effort.
In Day 2 Turkey U20 overcame Greece U20 50:42. The hosts started the game with a 18-6 burst and never looked behind after. Greece replied with a 14-7 surge, but then Turkey added 17-14 rally in the third period. Yasemin Koc (189-C-93) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Elif Emirtekin (184-F-94) netted 7. Busra Akgun (183-SF-93), Didem Nakas and Melike Yalcinkaya followed them with 5 points each. Styliani Fouraki and Georgia Kantara (176-F/G-93) replied with 9 points each in the losing effort.
Tomorrow Russia U20 will take on Turkey U20 in the game for the first place. Belarus and Greece will play for the initial victory.



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  HOLLAND   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Estonia silence Holland and stay unbeaten in Group A - by Eurobasket News

Holland-Estonia 54:77

Estonia silence Holland and stay unbeaten in Group A of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Estonian side improved to 2-0 record after a 77:54 win against the Dutch side. The latter dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams scored 18 points each in the first period and then the Dutch side grabbed a 4-point lead at the halftime due to 16-12 rally in the second frame. The third quarter however was decisive in the game as Estonia erupted with a 17-2 run and then won the quarter 21-6. Moreover Estonian added a 26-14 rally in the last stanza and won the game.
Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) led the way with 22 points and Viive-Kai Rebane collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Laina Mesila-Kaarmann (186-C/F-87) also scored 10 points in a win. Chatilla Van Grinsven (190-F-89, college: St.Joseph's) ended up with 15 points in defeat and Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90, college: Colorado St.) had 11. Marlou De Kleijn (182-F-92, agency: Regeneracom Sports) brought 7, whilst Fieke Ligthart (184-F/C-90) and Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) added 6 each.

Holland: Chatilla Van Grinsven 15, Natalie Van Den Adel 11, Marlou De Kleijn 7, Fieke Ligthart 6, Richelle Van Der Keijl 6
Estonia: Merike Anderson 22, Viive-Kai Rebane 10+10 rebs, Laina Mesila-Kaarmann 10



Dutch U20 NT lose opener in Bourg-en-Bresse - by Eurobasket News

The Dutch U20 National Team traveled to France to take part at the international friendly tournament in Bourg-en-Bresse. They suffered a heavy loss against Czech Republic counterparts 56:80 in the opener.
The teams were tied after the opening quarter 22:22. The Czech team pulled ahead in the second period. They gained a 41:33 halftime lead. Czech Republic maintained the lead throughout the third term. They arrived at the final break up by 9 points 59:50. Czech Republic went on a massive 21:6 run in the fourth period to seal the win. Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) netted 14 points to lead the Dutch team. Garbielle van den Bosch had 13 points, while Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) chipped in 10 points in the loss.



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  HUNGARY   


Croatia outscore Hungary in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Hungary - Croatia 66:91

Croatia claimed a comfortable win over Hungary in the exhibition encounter. Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) stepped up with 14 points to lead the visitors.
Croatia set the tone early in this one. The visitors poured in 29 points in the first period to take a 10-point lead. Croatia stretched the lead in the second period. They accumulated a 53:35 halftime advantage. Croatia did not allow Hungary any closer in the third term. The visiting team posted an unassailable 76:51 lead after three quarters of action. Croatia did not slow down cruising to the victory in the fourth frame. Iva Ciglar (168-PG-85, agency: Data Plus Group), Iva Sliskovic (190-C-84, college: S.Carolina) and Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) connected for 12 points each in the win. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) answered with 19 points for Hungary. Viktoria Szalay (172-PG-96) and Bettina Bozoki (191-F/C-89) had 9 points each in the loss.

Hungary: Tijana Krivacevic 19, Viktoria Szalay 9, Bettina Bozoki 9
Croatia: Monika Bosilj 14, Iva Ciglar 12, Iva Sliskovic 12, Antonija Misura 12



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  ISRAEL   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Israel knock down FYR Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Israel - FYR Macedonia 72:56

Israel registered the second straight win at the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group D. They overcame FYR Macedonia in Ramla. Jennifer Fleisher (195-C-84, college: Pennsylvania) delivered 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead the hosts. Israel leads the ladder at 2-0 record, while FYR Macedonia slipped at 1-1.
FYR Macedonia used somewhat a sloppy start from the hosts to spur ahead. The visitors gained a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Israel turned the tables in the second period. They went on a 26:12 rally and to gain control. Israel posted a 40:31 halftime lead. Israel kept FYR Macedonia at distance throughout the third term. The hosts built a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Israel held FYR Macedonia to 11 points in the final period to seal the winning outcome at the end. Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) had 16 points, 5 boards and 4 assists, while Liron Cohen (173-G-82) added 12 points and 7 assists in the win. Chrissy Givens (180-F-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) answered with 25 points, 11 boards and 5 assists for FYR Macedonia. Slavica Dimovska (175-G-85) chipped in 11 points in the losing effort.

Israel: Jennifer Fleisher 17+17 boards, Shay Doron 16, Liron Cohen 12
FYR Macedonia: Chrissy Givens 25+11 boards, Slavica Dimovska 11



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  LUXEMBOURG   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Greece closed Day 2 with the win over Luxembourg - by Eurobasket News

Luxembourg-Greece 68:80

Greece closed Day 2 with the win over Luxembourg and improved to 2-0 record. The Greek side posted an 80:68 win and will face Estonia for the top spot in Group A.
Greece scored 30 points in the first period and it was a good start for the favorites. Luxembourg replied with 14 and then posted a 16-10 rally in the second frame. Greece again pushed the tempo early in the third and won the period 23-18. Luxembourg managed to win the last stanza 20-17 and reduced to final 12 points.
Olga Chatzinikolaou (181-F/G-81) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Zoi Dimitrakou (188-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 16. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Pelagia Papamichail poured in 8. Nadia Mossong (182-F-86, college: E.Kentucky) ended up with 23 points in the losing effort and Jill Bausch (170-G-87) had 13. Tessy Hetting (184-SF-86, college: LIU Brooklyn) and Lynn Schreiner (165-G-91) delivered 9 points each.

Luxembourg: Nadia Mossong 23, Jill Bausch 13, Tessy Hetting 9, Lynn Schreiner 9
Greece: Olga Chatzinikolaou 20, Zoi Dimitrakou 16, Artemis Spanou 14+10 rebs, Pelagia Papamichail 8



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  NCAA3   


Jones named Eureka women's basketball coach - by Eurobasket News

Victoria Jones has been named head coach of the Eureka women's basketball team, according to an announcement from Director of Athletics Paul Bryant on Thursday. Jones, who has also been appointed to serve as an assistant athletic director, owns more than a decade of coaching experience and comes to Eureka after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Division I Murray State. She becomes the 10th head coach in Eureka women's basketball history.

She replaces Taren Martin, who resigned in March to accept the position of associate head coach at Division I Alabama-Birmingham. Martin was 46-29 in three seasons, 29-19 in the SLIAC.

"I would like to thank President Arnold, Director of Athletics Paul Bryant, the search committee and the community of Eureka for giving me this blessed opportunity to lead the Eureka College women's basketball team," Jones said Thursday. "I am excited and honored for the privilege to take on this challenge, and I look forward to continuing the team's success on and off the court."

Jones, who will begin her duties at Eureka on June 1, recently completed a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Murray State, coordinating recruiting efforts and assisting with scouting, player development, recruiting visits and practice planning. The Racers compiled a 74-78 record over the previous five seasons, as Jones helped MSU to the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship and an appearance in the second round of the WNIT in 2009. Jones coached eight All-OVC players during her tenure at Murray State, including 2010 OVC Player of the Year Ashley Hayes and 2013 OVC Freshman of the Year Erika Sisk.

Before her arrival at Murray State, Jones began her career as a collegiate head coach at NJCAA Cincinnati State during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. Jones led the Surge to a 37-20 overall record and a 21-7 mark in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play that resulted in back-to-back runner-up league finishes in her two seasons. Jones' 2007-08 squad finished the season ranked 20th nationally in NJCAA Division II and also ranked among the national leaders in several statistical categories, including a fourth-place showing in team free throw percentage (.697).

Overall in her two seasons at Cincinnati State, Jones coached eight All-OCCAC selections, including an NJCAA All-American, two NJCAA All-Region choices and two OCCAC Player of the Year recipients. Four of her players went on to play at the NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II levels. In addition to her success on the court at Cincinnati State, 24 student-athletes received academic honors and/or were named to the Dean's List.

Prior to entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Jones began her career as the freshman head coach and varsity assistant coach at Belmont High School in Dayton, Ohio in 2001. She guided the freshmen Bison to a 46-16 record in her four seasons as head coach, including the program's first Southwest Ohio Public League championship in 2005. She later went on to be the varsity head coach at Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2005-06, leading Harmony to its best record in school history (10-7) and school records in single-game points (64) and single-season points per game (48).

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jones began her collegiate playing career as a standout point guard at St. Catharine College (Ky.) in 1997. At SCC, Jones ranked among the national NJCAA leaders in 2-point field goal percentage (.659, second), 3-point field goal percentage (.437, fourth) and assists per game (6.6, eighth) in 1998-99 and ultimately received NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention.

She went on to play two seasons for Dayton from 1999 until 2001. Jones appeared in 55 games over two seasons, helping the Flyers to a 31-28 record and an appearance in the 2001 WNIT. Her 6-for-6 effort from 3-point range versus UTEP on Nov. 25, 2000 remains tied for the most accurate single-game 3-point shooting performance in Dayton women's basketball history. Jones also excelled academically at UD and was a two-time member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Following her collegiate career, Jones played semiprofessionally for the Plano (Texas) Lady Eagles of the Women's Blue-Chip Basketball League. She was selected to the league's West all-star team in 2005.

"It is with great pleasure we welcome Victoria Jones to our coaching staff," Bryant remarked. "Her playing and coaching experience will prove to be valuable assets as she continues the successful tradition of our program. "Her style of coaching will excite the fans and enrich the student-athlete experience."

Jones earned her undergraduate degree in communication management from Dayton in 2001. She later received a Master of Education degree from Antioch University Midwest in 2005.

Jones is currently a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association. She coordinated Murray State's basketball camp from 2009 until 2012, conducted ball-handling drills at a camp hosted by former WNBA star Tamika Williams in 2003 and contributed at Dayton's basketball camp from 1999 until 2002.

The upcoming 2013-14 campaign marks the 39th season in Eureka women's basketball history. Jones will inherit a team that went 16-9 overall and 11-5 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to tie for a second-place league finish last season. The Red Devils are eligible to return four starters and 10 letterwinners from last season's squad, including All-SLIAC selections Caty Eeten and Kelsey Shoemake.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



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  NEW ZEALAND   


Harbour Breeze finish fourth at WBC - by Mike Lacey

The Harbour Breeze's 2013 National Womens Basketball Championship campaign began in disastrous fashion. The team won just one of their opening four games at the first tournament in Rotorua. At that point it looked doubtful that the Breeze, National Champions in the 2009 and 2010 would be capable of making the top six play-offs.
The second tournament in May was staged in Christchurch and the team performed much better, winning all four matches to finish the round robin series in fourth place with a 5-3 record.
The finals tournament was held in Porirua last weekend. In the first game the team were pitched against Auckland Lady Hawks who welcomed the return of US collegiate players Jordan Hunter and Aleesha Coulter. The Hawks had comfortably beaten the Breeze in a pre tournament warm up game four days earlier but Harbour showed far more resolve in this encounter and ran out comfortable winners 73-58. Brooke Blair 16, Jaycin Tini 14 and Deena Franklin and Kate Lacey with 10 points apiece were the leading scorers for the Breeze.
The second pool game, against competition favourites Waikato Wizards was a far tighter affair. Waikato were ahead throughout but the margin never got beyond the Breeze who tied the scores at 61-61 midway through the final quarter. A late surge from the Wizards saw them home 72-67; Again Blair and Tini had 16 and 14 points respectively, Rebecca Van Kuyk contributing 12 points and 7 rebounds.

The win against Auckland secured the Breeze a semi final berth against Hutt Valley Porirua Flyers on day two. The Breeze took an early 6-0 lead but found themselves 19-11 behind at quarter time and 28-37 in arrears at half time. The offence struggled for fluidity, only Deena Franklin (12 points) proving a reliable source of points for Harbour. Coach Jody Cameron injected rookies Ella Fotu (11 points) and Bronwyn Kjestrup midway through the third period. She also instigated a full court press, which paid immediate dividends as Hutt were forced into numerous turnovers.
The lead was down to five points at three quarter time and with 4:30 remaining the Breeze were only two behind, 60-62. Unfortunately they were unable to convert a number of scoring opportunities and Hutt closed out the game 76-65. Breeze captain Chelsea Terei was outstanding, leading the defensive effort and contributing 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
The third-fourth play off game against Gold Rush Otago was very even throughout, the southerners ahead 44-41 at three quarter time.
The Breeze fell behind by double figures with four minutes remaining but back to back threes by Anna Lacey (16 points/5 steals) sparked a 10-0 run and the scores were locked at 64-64 inside the final minute. Both teams had possessions to win the game but neither could find the net and so the game entered overtime.
Rebecca Van Kuyk (15 points/10 rebounds) scored early in the extra five minutes but five straight points from Otago edged them ahead and they remained composed in the dying minutes to close out the game 73-70.
Ultimately the dominance in the paint of Otagos Kali Bennett who finished with a game high 33 points and 19 rebounds decided the contest.
WBC Final;
Hutt valley Flyers 59 (Margaret Scott 18pts/11 rebounds Stella Beck 16, Jacinta Beckley 13).
Waikato Wizards 58 (Kalani Purcell 17pts/15 rebounds, Rhaia Spooner-Knight 12, Natasha Lenden 9).




Flyers take out WBC - by Eurobasket News

Lisa Scott (171-G-87) hit a free throw with nine seconds remaining to lift Hutt Valley-Porirua Flyers to the 2013 Womens Basketball Championship crown, beating Waikato Wizards 59-58 in the final.

Waikato (7-1) had entered the finals weekend at Porirua as top seeds, despite losing their previous encounter with the home team in preliminary rounds.

But the Flyers jumped out to an early lead in the title game and enjoyed a 36-22 advantage at halftime.

The Wizards came back strong after the restart, closing to within six points midway through the third period and eventually producing 10 unanswered points to get their noses in front late in the fourth.

Scott put her side back on top with one of two from the free-throw line, but Waikato forward Kalani Purcell had a chance to steal the win back in similar fashion with three seconds on the clock.

Purcell had an outstanding game, leading the Wiz with 17 points/15 rebounds/eight steals, but could not find her target with either free throw in the clutch.

Hutt Valleys Margaret Scott (176-G-90) led all scorers with 18 points/11 rebounds, while Stella Beck (177-F-95) also had 16 points for the Flyers.

Womens Basketball Championship Finals
Porirua
Saturday, June 8

Nelson Sparks 64 (Jodi Hikuroa 24, Jess Bygate 14) Rotorua Lady Vols 45 (Aroha Haumaha 27) seventh/eighth
Box Score Nelson Sparks V Rotorua Lady Vols

NZ U17 59 (Kelcy Ballantyne 12) The Good Home Taranaki Thunder 57 (Monique Hornby 19, Toni Sharader 12, Terai Sadler 10) ninth
Box Score New Zealand U17 V The Good Home Taranaki Thunder

Oceana Gold Rush Otago 73 (Kali Bennett 33, Janet Main 13,
Danielle Calnan (176-G-85) 12, Samara Gallaher 10) Harbour Breeze 70 (Anna Lacey 16, Rebecca van Kuyk 15, Brooke Blair 10) OT third/fourth
Box Score Oceana Gold Rush Otago V Harbour Breeze

Auckland Lady Hawks 54 (
Jordan Hunter (170-G-90, college: Crowder College) 15, Penina Davidson 12) Canterbury Wildcats 48 (Hayley Gray (171-G-89) 15) Plate Final
Box Score Auckland Lady Hawks V Canterbury Rams

Hutt Valley-Porirua Flyers 59 (
Margaret Scott 18, Stella Beck 16) Waikato Wizards 58 (Kalani Purcell 17, Rhaia Spooner-Knight 12) Final
Box Score Waikato Wizards V Hutt Valley Porirua

Courtesy of: http://www.basketball.org.nz



Wiz v Flyers in WBC final - by Eurobasket News

Waikato Wizards will meet Hutt Valley-Porirua Flyers in tomorrows 2013 Womens Basketball Championship final, after thrilling victories in tonights semis at Porirua.

Tournament top seeds Waikato seemed to be cruising through when they led Oceana Gold Rush Otago by 11 points at halftime, but 10 unanswered points thrust the southerners ahead midway through the final quarter.

In the final minute, the lead switched four times and the Gold Rush appeared to have the win when Samara Gallaher converted a three-point play to put her side up 59-58 with 15 seconds left.

But with two seconds on the clock, Waikato guard Rhaiah Spooner-Knight (178-F-94) scored the winnning basket and added the and one to clinch the victory.

Rhaiah Spooner-Knight led all scorers with 17 points, while American Kali Bennett (195-F/C, college: Arizona St.) had a 14 points/16 rebounds double double for Otago.

The Flyers followed a very similar route to the title game, enjoying a 12-point lead over Harbour Breeze midway through the third period.

But the Breeze scored nine unaswered points to get back in the contest, before Hutt Valley-Porirua drew away down the stretch.

Lisa Scott scored a game-high 22 points, while Stella Beck had 20 points/11 rebounds for the Flyers. Forward Deena Franklin led Harbour with 19 points.

Flyers beat the Wizards in their only previous meeting this season when they were the last unbeaten teams remaining at Christchurch.

Womens Basketball Championship Finals
Poriruua
Friday, June 7


Auckland Lady Hawks 57 (Penina Davidson (189-F-95) 13, Amanda Buck 10) Nelson Sparks 46 (Jodi Hikuroa (168-G-83) 15, Kat Jones 11) Plate Semi
Box Score Auckland Lady Hawks V Nelson Sparks

The Good Home Taranaki Thunder 65 (Terai Sadler 34) NZ U17 55 (Kelcy Ballantyne 11, Tegan Graham 10) Plate
Box Score New Zealand U17 V The Good Home Taranaki Thunder

Waikato Wizards 61 (Rhaiah Rhaiah Spooner-Knight 17, Veshae Asaua-Wilkinson 16) Oceana Gold Rush Otago 59 (Kali Bennett 14, Rita Szamosi 12, Samara Gallaher 12)
Box Score Waikato Wizards V Oceana Gold Rush Otago

Canterbury Wildcats 52 (Shea Crotty 17, Cecilia Zambrini 10) Rotorua Lady Vols 48 (Aroha Haumaha 11) Plate

Hutt Valley-Porirua Flyers 76 (Lisa Scott 22, Stella Beck 20, Margaret Scott 10) Harbour Breeze 65 (Deena Franklin 19, Brooke Blair 16, Ella Fotu 11)


Courtesy of: http://www.basketball.org.nz



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  POLAND   


Reze Tournament: Russia wins European battle against Poland - by Eurobasket News

Russia U19-Poland U19 80:52

Russia wins European battle against Poland in Day 3 of the Reze Tournament. The Russian side produced a comfortable 80:52 win for 2-1 record. Poland meanwhile fell at 1-2 record.
Russia grabbed the lead from the very beginning and took 27:15 lead at the end of the first period. Russia increased to 38:17 midway through the second period, while Poland managed to reduced to 43:34 at the halftime. Another push Russia made in the beginning of the third period and reached 56:38 after 25 minutes of the game. Due to 22-8 in the third quarter Russia led 65:42 at the end of the frame. They also added 15-10 in the last stanza for the final result.
SCHETINA Anna led the way with 18 points and Yuliya Gladkova (185-F-94) nailed 16. Albina Razheva (188-PF-94, agency: LBM Management) scored 15, while Polina Sych (183-SF-94) added 12. Kinga Wozniak (168-G-94) answered with 9 points for Poland and Magdalena Koperwas (181-F-93) had 7. Monika Skrzecz (163-PG-94) and Nikola Kacperska (167-PG-93) followed them with 6 points each in a loss.

Russia U19: SCHETINA Anna 18, Yuliya Gladkova 16, Albina Razheva 15, Polina Sych 12
Poland U19: Kinga Wozniak 9, Magdalena Koperwas 7, Monika Skrzecz 6, Nikola Kacperska 6



2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Poland beat Finland to win Group C - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Poland 56:65

Poland claimed the second straight win in Group C of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Polish team thus clinched the top position in the group. They advanced into semifinal stage now.
Poland held the hosts to 14 points in the first frame to gain a 5-point lead. They boosted the lead in the second frame. Poland went on a 20:12 rally to establish a 39:26 halftime advantage. Finland slowed the visitors down in the third term. The hosts adjusted defensively and narrowed the deficit at 10-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Reetta Piipari (170-PG-80, college: Xavier) and Heta Korpivaara (186-G/F-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall) put Finland within one 56:57 with under four minutes remaining. However Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej (185-F-82, agency: Data Plus Group) came up with back-to-back three-pointers and Poland got away with the crucial win at the end. Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Poland. Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej contributed 15 points for the winners. Reetta Piipari answered with 15 points for Finland. Heta Korpivaara delivered 13 points in the loss.

Finland: Reetta Piipari 15, Heta Korpivaara 13
Poland: Magdalena Leciejewska 16, Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej 15, Magdalena Skorek 10



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  PORTUGAL   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Anne Breitreiner leads Germany past Portugal - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Portugal 66:59

Germany claimed the first win at 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group D. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) nailed 21 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists to lead Germany past Portugal. Germany improved at 1-1 record, while Portugal fell at 0-2.
The German side kept on building their lead throughout the first half. They secured a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Germany exploded with 23 points in the second quarter to gain a 12-point halftime lead 34:21. Germany limited Portugal at 10 points in the third term to ensure a 16-point advantage 56:40. Portugal finished the game on an 18:10 run but could not escape the loss. Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) produced 16 points and 16 boards, while Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Germany. Maria Correia (174-G/F-91) answered with 16 points for Portugal. Carla Freitas (170-G-80) had 11 points in the loss.

Germany: Anne Breitreiner 21, Katharina Fikiel 16+16 boards, Margret Skuballa 10+10 boards
Portugal: Maria Correia 16, Carla Freitas 11



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Reze Tournament: Russia wins European battle against Poland - by Eurobasket News

Russia U19-Poland U19 80:52

Russia wins European battle against Poland in Day 3 of the Reze Tournament. The Russian side produced a comfortable 80:52 win for 2-1 record. Poland meanwhile fell at 1-2 record.
Russia grabbed the lead from the very beginning and took 27:15 lead at the end of the first period. Russia increased to 38:17 midway through the second period, while Poland managed to reduced to 43:34 at the halftime. Another push Russia made in the beginning of the third period and reached 56:38 after 25 minutes of the game. Due to 22-8 in the third quarter Russia led 65:42 at the end of the frame. They also added 15-10 in the last stanza for the final result.
SCHETINA Anna led the way with 18 points and Yuliya Gladkova (185-F-94) nailed 16. Albina Razheva (188-PF-94, agency: LBM Management) scored 15, while Polina Sych (183-SF-94) added 12. Kinga Wozniak (168-G-94) answered with 9 points for Poland and Magdalena Koperwas (181-F-93) had 7. Monika Skrzecz (163-PG-94) and Nikola Kacperska (167-PG-93) followed them with 6 points each in a loss.

Russia U19: SCHETINA Anna 18, Yuliya Gladkova 16, Albina Razheva 15, Polina Sych 12
Poland U19: Kinga Wozniak 9, Magdalena Koperwas 7, Monika Skrzecz 6, Nikola Kacperska 6



Russia U20 will face the hosts for the top place - by Eurobasket News

Russia U20 will face the hosts for the top place at the International Tournament in Turkey.
Russia U20 overcame Greece U20 51:39 in the opener. Russia started with 13-7 in the first period and led 32:24 at the halftime. Greece reduced to 3 points at the end of the third period, but Russia pushed the tempo for good and won the game by 12 points. Darya Namok (179-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Sloukas replied with 15 points in the losing effort.
In Day 2 Russia U20 overcame Belarus U20 74:68.
Tomorrow Russia U20 will take on Turkey U20 in the game for the first place. Belarus and Greece will play for the initial victory.
In Day 1 Turkey U20 overcame Greece U20 50:42. In Day 2 Turkey U20 rolled over Belarus U20 75:53.



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  SENEGAL   


Reze Tournament: China thrash Senegal in Day 3 - by Eurobasket News

China U19-Senegal U19 74:37

China thrash Senegal in Day 3 at the Reze Tournament. The Asian side posted a 74:37 and left Senegal winless so far.
China won the opening tip 13-4 and had double-digit lead at the end of the quarter. China improved to 37:14 early in the second quarter and enjoyed a 43:16 halftime deficit. The Asian team did not slow down later in the game and posted another two victories in the second half. China won the third period 19-10 and finished the game with 12-11 rally.
Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Li Meng (185-F-95) and Huang Sijing (190-F-96) brought 12 each. Zhang Jiahe (182-F-94) followed them with 11 points in a win. Elma Kinta MALOU collected 16 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Aida NDIAYE poured in 6, whilst Yaye Irma DIEME had 4.

China U19: Yang Hengyu 18+11 rebs, Li Meng 12, Huang Sijing 12, Zhang Jiahe 11
Senegal U19: Elma Kinta MALOU 16+12 rebs, Aida NDIAYE 6, Yaye Irma DIEME 4



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  SLOVENIA   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Slovenia edged Switzerland for the initial win - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia-Switzerland 84:76

Slovenia edged Switzerland for the initial win at the EuroBasket Women 2015 First Qualification Round. The Slovenian team won 84:76 and finished with 1-1 record. Switzerland will take on Bulgaria tomorrow in their last game.
Slovenia started the game with 22-20 lead and then added 23-13 in the second period. Switzerland managed to win the third quartet 19-15 and reduced to 8 points after 30 minutes in the court. Marielle Giroud (180-F-87, college: Franklin Pierce) cut it all to 80:74, but the Swiss side could not come closer. Teja Oblak (171-G-90) and Abramovic scored the last points for the winners and sealed the victory with Slovenia.
Tina Trebec (189-C-90, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Teja Oblak netted 16. Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) poured in 15, while Sandra Pirsic (197-C-84) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 21 points in defeat and Marielle Giroud had 16. Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85) brought 13, while Alexia Rol (175-F-89) notched 12.

Slovenia: Tina Trebec 18+11 rebs, Teja Oblak 16, Ziva Zdolsek 15, Sandra Pirsic 11+10 rebs
Switzerland: Karen Twehues 21, Marielle Giroud 16, Sarah Kershaw 13, Alexia Rol 12



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  SPAIN   


Spain defeats Canada in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

Canada-Spain 55:61

Spain defeats Canada in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Spanish team had one of the most difficult pre-season actions, but managed to win 61:55.
Canada surprised Spain 17-14 in the first period and looked better until the end of the half. Spain meanwhile managed to win the second frame 14-12 but trailed 1 point at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as Spain erupted with a 22-12 burst to take the lead. Canada answered with a 14-11 rally in the last stanza but reduced to final 6 points.
Elisa Aguilar (172-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Alba Torrens (188-F-89) netted 12. Cindy Lima (196-C-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Queralt Casas (178-G/F-92) posted 8 points each. Justine Colley (175-G-91) ended up with 12 points in the losing effort, while Courtnay Pilypaitis (184-G-88, college: Vermont) brought 10. Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88, college: Pepperdine) had 9, whilst Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) poured in 7.

Canada: Justine Colley 12, Courtnay Pilypaitis 10, Miranda Ayim 9, Kia Nurse 7
Spain: Elisa Aguilar 17, Alba Torrens 12, Cindy Lima 8, Queralt Casas 8



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  SWITZERLAND   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Slovenia edged Switzerland for the initial win - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia-Switzerland 84:76

Slovenia edged Switzerland for the initial win at the EuroBasket Women 2015 First Qualification Round. The Slovenian team won 84:76 and finished with 1-1 record. Switzerland will take on Bulgaria tomorrow in their last game.
Slovenia started the game with 22-20 lead and then added 23-13 in the second period. Switzerland managed to win the third quartet 19-15 and reduced to 8 points after 30 minutes in the court. Marielle Giroud (180-F-87, college: Franklin Pierce) cut it all to 80:74, but the Swiss side could not come closer. Teja Oblak (171-G-90) and Abramovic scored the last points for the winners and sealed the victory with Slovenia.
Tina Trebec (189-C-90, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Teja Oblak netted 16. Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) poured in 15, while Sandra Pirsic (197-C-84) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 21 points in defeat and Marielle Giroud had 16. Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85) brought 13, while Alexia Rol (175-F-89) notched 12.

Slovenia: Tina Trebec 18+11 rebs, Teja Oblak 16, Ziva Zdolsek 15, Sandra Pirsic 11+10 rebs
Switzerland: Karen Twehues 21, Marielle Giroud 16, Sarah Kershaw 13, Alexia Rol 12



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  TURKEY   


Turkey U20 starts home tournament with two victories - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20 starts home tournament with two victories.
In Day 1 Turkey U20 overcame Greece U20 50:42. The hosts started the game with a 18-6 burst and never looked behind after. Greece replied with a 14-7 surge, but then Turkey added 17-14 rally in the third period. Yasemin Koc (189-C-93) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Elif Emirtekin (184-F-94) netted 7. Busra Akgun (183-SF-93), Didem Nakas and Melike Yalcinkaya followed them with 5 points each. Styliani Fouraki and Georgia Kantara replied with 9 points each in the losing effort.
In Day 2 Turkey U20 rolled over Belarus U20 75:53. The host opened the game with a 22-16 start and the added 21-10 in the second frame. Moreover Turkey posted another 21-10 rally in the third period and finished the game with 18-16 at the end. Elif Emirtekin led the way with 13 points and Didem Nakas scored for the winners 11 points. Merve Aydn had 10, while Fahriye Bayraktar (185-SF-95) brought 9. Maryna Ivanshchanka poured in 15, while Anastasiya Haryna (188-F-94) ended up with 10 points in defeat.



France rally past Turkey in Evry - by Eurobasket News

France - Turkey 65:58

France claimed the second straight win at the start of EuroEssonne international tournament. They defeated Turkey in Evry tonight to remain perfect. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the winners.
France dominated in the opening quarter. Les Bleus went on a 24:15 run to open a comfortable lead. But Turkey leveled the game in the next periods. The visitors cut the deficit at 5-point mark at halftime 38:33. Turkey got within three points at the final break 52:49. France needed some near perfect defensive effort in the fourth frame to tame the visiting team. Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) notched 9 points, while Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) added 8 for the winners. Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Nevriye Yilmaz (194-C-80) had 12 points in the loss.

France: Sandrine Gruda 14+12 boards, Celine Dumerc 9, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 8
Turkey: Tugba Palazoglu 14, Nevriye Yilmaz 12



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

Regular Season: Round 7

Jun. 8: Washington M. - Minnesota L. 85-80
Jun. 8: L.Angeles S. - Tulsa S. 76-69 OT
Jun. 8: Indiana F. - Phoenix M. 67-82
Jun. 9: New York L. - Atlanta D.
Jun. 9: Chicago S. - S.Antonio SS