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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 18-0 
 2 Partizan 14-4 
 3 Buducnost 13-5 
 4 Cedevita 13-5 
 5 Cibona 11-7 
 6 Igokea 9-9 
 7 Un.Olimpija 8-10 
 8 FMP 7-11 
 9 Zadar 6-12 
 10 Mornar Bar 6-12 
 11 Karpos Sokoli 6-12 
 12 Krka 5-13 
 13 Mega Leks 5-13 
 14 MZT Skopje 5-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 15: FMP - Mornar Bar 92-85
Jan. 14: MZT Skopje - Zadar 92-65
Jan. 15: Cedevita - Mega Leks 89-85
Jan. 15: Crvena Zvezda - Krka 79-62
Jan. 14: Karpos Sokoli - Cibona 76-70
Jan. 14: Buducnost - Igokea 75-60
Jan. 15: Un.Olimpija - Partizan 74-68

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje
Jan. 21: Cibona - Un.Olimpija
Jan. 21: Partizan - FMP
Jan. 21: Mornar Bar - Buducnost
Jan. 21: Igokea - Crvena Zvezda
Jan. 21: Krka - Cedevita
Jan. 21: Mega Leks - Zadar


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar19.2 
 3. Lukovic, Krka17.1 
 4. Boatright, Cedevita17.0 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.8 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan16.2 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.2 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.9 
 9. Sakic, Cibona14.9 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.8 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.7 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.6 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 6. Zagorac, Mega Leks7.1 
 7. Bolden, FMP7.0 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.9 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 4. Covic, FMP6.2 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar5.2 
 8. Radivojevic, Igokea4.9 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 3. Ramljak, Zadar1.9 
 4. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 7. Kaba, Mega Leks1.6 
 8. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 9. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.3 
 5. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 6. Davidovac, FMP1.2 
 7. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 8. Scott, MZT Skopje1.2 
 9. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 10. Bolden, FMP1.1 


Round 18: Partizan loses to Un.Olimpija - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most important game in the last round took place in Ljubljana between second ranked Serbian Partizan (14-4) and seventh ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (8-10) on Sunday night. Partizan was defeated by Un.Olimpija in a tough game on the road 68-74. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Partizan. Partizan was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 28-15 charge of Un.Olimpija, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American Devin Oliver (204-92, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian Adin Vrabac (204-94) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Partizan. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Un.Olimpija maintains seventh position with 8-10 record. Partizan at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Un.Olimpija are looking forward to face higher ranked Cibona (#5) in Zagreb in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Partizan's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd FMP.
Bottom-ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time defending FYR Macedonian champion outleveled tenth-ranked Croatian KK Zadar 92-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 27-point difference suggests that MZT Skopje is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Djordje Drenovac chipped in 18 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Defending FYR Macedonian champion (5-13) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Krka and Mega Leks. KK Zadar lost third consecutive game. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and Karpos Sokoli. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Karpos Sokoli.
Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (18-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Slovenian Krka (5-13) in Beograd 79-62. Nemanja Dangubic notched 13 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by Marko Lukovic did not help to save the game for Krka. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Undefeated Crvena Zvezda have an impressive 16-game winning streak. Defending Serbian champion maintains first position with 18-0 record. Krka lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with MZT Skopje and Mega Leks. Crvena Zvezda will meet Igokea (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Krka will play against Cedevita (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Croatian Cibona (11-7) and FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (6-12), which took place in Skopje. Higher ranked Cibona lost to eleventh ranked Karpos Sokoli in a road game 70-76. The best player for the winners was Kendrick Perry who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Karpos Sokoli moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Zadar. Cibona at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Karpos Sokoli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Mornar Bar was beaten by FMP on the road 92-85. Cedevita won against Mega Leks on its own court 89-85. Igokea unfortunately lost to Buducnost in Podgorica 60-75.


FMP - Mornar Bar 92-85

Everything could happen in Beograd at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Serbian FMP and 8th ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar had identical 6-11 record. This time FMP used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Bar 92-85. Mornar Bar was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 51-41 second half run of FMP. They shot 63.6 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for FMP especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Mornar Bar's players. The best player for the winners was Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) who scored 22 points and 6 assists. Power forward Dragan Apic (206-95) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Lamont Jones (183-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who recorded 24 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Boris Bakic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points respectively. Four FMP and five Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. FMP have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place. Mornar Bar at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. FMP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Partizan.
Top scorers:
FMP: J.Bolden 22+4reb+6ast, D.Apic 19+8reb+1ast, F.Covic 13+14ast, S.Lazarevic 11+5reb, I.Austin 9+4reb, N.Zizic 8+1reb+4ast
Mornar Bar: L.Jones 24+1reb+3ast, C.Tatum 13+2reb+1ast, B.Bakic 12+3reb+2ast, O.Ellis 11+3reb+1ast, A.Waller 10+3ast, M.Mugosa 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 476256


Un.Olimpija - Partizan 74-68

The most important game in the last round took place in Ljubljana between second ranked Serbian Partizan (14-4) and seventh ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (8-10) on Sunday night. Partizan was defeated by Un.Olimpija in a tough game on the road 68-74. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Partizan. Partizan was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 28-15 charge of Un.Olimpija, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American Devin Oliver (204-92, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Un.Olimpija players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian Adin Vrabac (204-94) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Partizan. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Un.Olimpija maintains seventh position with 8-10 record. Partizan at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Un.Olimpija are looking forward to face higher ranked Cibona (#5) in Zagreb in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Partizan's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd FMP.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: B.Jefferson 20+4reb, D.Oliver 18+10reb+2ast, N.Jankovic 12+7reb+1ast, G.Hrovat 11+4reb+7ast, M.Mulalic 6+3reb+4ast, J.Barbaric 5+5reb+3ast
Partizan: A.Vrabac 17+8reb+3ast, S.Bircevic 13+12reb+2ast, M.Andric 12+4reb+3ast, W.Hatcher 8+4reb+3ast, N.Velickovic 7+3reb+3ast, M.Koprivica 4+2reb
gschID: 476257


Crvena Zvezda - Krka 79-62

Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (18-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Slovenian Krka (5-13) in Beograd 79-62. The game was mostly controlled by Crvena Zvezda. Krka managed to win third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crvena Zvezda looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Swingman Nemanja Dangubic (204-93, agency: BeoBasket) notched 13 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Nate Wolters (193-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) supported him with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Krka. Kosovan-Albanian Erjon Kastrati (198-94) added 9 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Crvena Zvezda have an impressive 16-game winning streak. Defending Serbian champion maintains first position with 18-0 record. Krka lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with MZT Skopje and Mega Leks. Crvena Zvezda will meet Igokea (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Krka will play against Cedevita (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: N.Dangubic 13+8reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 11+2reb+2ast, M.Bjelica 9+2reb+3ast, N.Wolters 9+5reb+6ast, M.Guduric 8+1reb+4ast, B.Lazic 7+1reb
Krka: M.Lukovic 20+6reb+1ast, E.Kastrati 9+6reb+2ast, M.Rojc 7+4reb+4ast, D.Elliott 6+2ast, Z.Dimec 6+5reb+1ast, R.Curry 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 476254


Cedevita - Mega Leks 89-85

Very expected game when 13th ranked Serbian Mega Leks (5-13) lost to fourth ranked Croatian Cedevita (13-5) in Zagreb 85-89. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were ahead by 8 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 26-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Cedevita shot 25 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Mega Leks only scored nine points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Mega Leks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Luka Babic (201-91, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) who recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) added 16 points and 7 assists respectively. Four Cedevita and five Mega Leks players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Cedevita have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Buducnost. Mega Leks lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Krka (#12) in Novo Mesto and are hoping to win another game. Mega Leks will play at home against KK Zadar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: L.Babic 27+6reb+9ast, R.Boatright 14+3reb+1ast, M.Bilan 12+9reb+1ast, T.Katic 11+2reb+2ast, J.Shurna 7+2reb, M.Begic 5+9reb+1ast
Mega Leks: R.Spasojevic 18+3reb, J.Novak 16+3reb+7ast, R.Zagorac 15+7reb+4ast, K.Mushidi 11+3reb+2ast, A.Marelja 10+7reb, A.Kaba 7+8reb
gschID: 476253


Karpos Sokoli - Cibona 76-70

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Croatian Cibona (11-7) and FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (6-12), which took place in Skopje. Higher ranked Cibona lost to eleventh ranked Karpos Sokoli in a road game 70-76. Cibona was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 43-35 second half run of Karpos Sokoli. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 assists and center Luka Zoric (211-84) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Karpos Sokoli and five Cibona players scored in double figures. Karpos Sokoli moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Zadar. Cibona at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Karpos Sokoli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
Top scorers:
Karpos Sokoli: K.Perry 20+5reb+6ast, B.Trajkovski 19+3reb+1ast, D.Zekovic 13+2reb, D.Labovic 12+9reb+2ast, Z.Vrkic 8+7reb+4ast, D.Sokolov 2+2reb+3ast
Cibona: E.Sulejmanovic 15+5reb, L.Zoric 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 11+5reb, S.Reynolds 10+13ast, N.Joksimovic 10+1reb+1ast, N.Slavica 6+5reb
gschID: 476258


Buducnost - Igokea 75-60

Rather predictable result when third ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (13-5) won against 6th ranked Bosnian Igokea (9-9) in Podgorica 75-60. The game was mostly controlled by Buducnost. Igokea was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) who scored 17 points and 6 assists. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Suad Sehovic (197-87) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Five Buducnost players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian forward Strahinja Micovic (205-92) who recorded 15 points and Serbian guard Vuk Radivojevic (196-83) added 6 points and 8 assists respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Buducnost have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Montenegrin champion maintains third position with 13-5 record having just six point less than leader Crvena Zvezda, which they share with Cedevita. Defending Bosnian champion Igokea keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. Buducnost's next round opponent will be Mornar Bar (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Igokea will play against the league's leader Crvena Zvezda (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: M.Williams 17+2reb+6ast, S.Sehovic 14+6reb+2ast, O.Klassen 12+8reb+1ast, B.Savovic 12+7reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 10+6reb+2ast, B.Subotic 6+3reb+1ast
Igokea: S.Micovic 15+4reb+2ast, R.Rikic 11+2reb, B.Mahkovic 8+3reb, D.Sibalic 7+7reb, V.Radivojevic 6+3reb+8ast, M.Pasajlic 4+2reb
gschID: 476255


MZT Skopje - Zadar 92-65

Bottom-ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time defending FYR Macedonian champion outleveled tenth-ranked Croatian KK Zadar 92-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 27-point difference suggests that MZT Skopje is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. MZT Skopje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. MZT Skopje had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Five MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Serbian-Slovenian power forward Ivan Marinkovic (209-93) scored 12 points. Defending FYR Macedonian champion (5-13) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Krka and Mega Leks. KK Zadar lost third consecutive game. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and Karpos Sokoli. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Karpos Sokoli.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: J.Scott 18+7reb+3ast, D.Drenovac 18+4reb+3ast, M.Simonovski 17+1reb+1ast, C.Kloof 14+1reb+6ast, J.Lalic 12+8reb, X.Thames 8+6reb+2ast
Zadar: J.Vladovic 18+1reb+3ast, I.Marinkovic 12+4reb, M.Kovacevic 10, I.Ramljak 7+6reb+1ast, L.Mazalin 6+3reb+2ast, B.Barac 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 476252





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  ALBANIA  


Kevin Dillard selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kevin Dillard
Kevin Dillard
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton, currently plays in Australia). He led New Zealand Breakers to a 2-point victory over one of league's weakest teams Bullets (9-13) 84-82 in the Australian NBL last Sunday. Dillard was MVP of the game. He scored 28 points (!!!), had 4 boards, passed 5 assists and added 4 steals. New Zealand Breakers (10-12) are placed sixth in the NBL. Dillard has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 21.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.7apg, 3.3spg, 2FGP: 65.5%(19-29), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0%. Dillard is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely Dillard has never played in Albania.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). He managed to help Germani Basket Brescia in a victory against the closely-ranked The Flexx PT (7-8) 97-79 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. Bushati scored only 4 points in 11 minutes. Germani Basket Brescia (7-8) is placed seventh in the Serie A. This year Bushati averages just 2.0ppg, 2FGP: 38.9%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 53.8% in 15 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany). He led Tuebingen II to a victory against the leader BV Villingen-Schwenningen (13-2) 99-88 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Mitku recorded 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. SV 03 Tuebingen 2nd team (5-10) is placed tenth in South-West group. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Mitku averages: 16.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 41.2% and FT: 69.4%. He played for the Albanian national team six years ago.

Celis Taflaj
Celis Taflaj
   #4. Small forward Celis Taflaj (201-98, currently plays in Italy). Taflaj could not help Viola RC to beat Legnano (12-4). He scored only 4 points in 13 minutes. The tenth-placed Viola RC lost 62-67 at home to the leading Legnano in the West group. This year Taflaj's overall stats are: 1.4ppg and 1.4rpg in 14 games. He is also Albanian national team player.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) led Krka to a victory over one of league's weakest teams LTH Castings (1-13) crushing them 110-56 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Kastrati scored 24 points in 28 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (11-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5apg in 12 games he played so far. Kastrati has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy). Patani could not help Isernia (5-10) to beat Campli (11-4). He recorded 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks. But Isernia (#13) was edged 70-67 at home by the much higher-ranked Campli (#4) in the Group D. It was Isernia's third consecutive loss in a row. Patani's total stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.2spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Klaudio Ndoja (201-F/G-85) plays for Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Elvisi Dusha (188-G-94) plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) plays for GBA Sparta in Czech Republic 1Liga
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) plays for Karditsas in Greek B

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



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 18-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-8 
 3. Regatas C. 15-10 
 4. Instituto 14-11 
 5. Quimsa 13-11 
 6. Olimpico LB 13-14 
 7. Libertad S. 11-13 
 8. La Union 11-14 
 9. Atenas 10-15 
 10. Echague 4-20 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 18-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 16-8 
 3. Weber Bahia 15-10 
 4. GECR Indalo 13-11 
 5. Argentino 13-12 
 6. Obras Basket 12-12 
 7. Penarol 11-15 
 8. Quilmes MP 11-15 
 9. Boca Jrs 7-17 
 10. Hispano Am. 7-19 

Regular Season: Round 27

Jan. 15: Libertad S. - Olimpico LB 89-70
Jan. 13: Obras Basket - Penarol 86-93
Jan. 15: GECR Indalo - Regatas C. 84-80
Jan. 15: Quilmes MP - Quimsa 83-78
Jan. 13: San Martin C. - La Union 81-75
Jan. 14: Instituto - San Lorenzo 76-75
Jan. 14: Ferrocarril - Hispano Am. 71-75
Jan. 13: Weber Bahia - Atenas 105-93
Jan. 13: Echague - Olimpico LB 105-87
Jan. 16: Boca Jrs - Hispano Am.
Jan. 16: Atenas - San Lorenzo
Jan. 17: Ferrocarril - Regatas C.
Jan. 17: Penarol - Quimsa
Jan. 17: Argentino - Estudiantes C.
Jan. 17: La Union - Echague


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.5 
 2. Green, Instituto19.0 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.4 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 5. Baxley, Atenas18.2 
 6. Horner, Obras B.18.2 
 7. Reed, Penarol16.5 
 8. Johnson, Weber B.16.3 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Vildoza, Libertad S.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.1 
 3. Johnson, Weber B.10.1 
 4. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 5. Horner, Obras B.9.2 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.6 
 9. Ruiz, Libertad S.8.1 
 10. Jones, Atenas8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.5 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.4 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.7 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.0 
 6. Perez, Boca Jrs4.9 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.9 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.8 
 9. Cantero, San M.4.7 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.2 
 2. De los Santo., GECR I.2.1 
 3. Solano, Echague2.1 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 8. Lescano, San M.1.6 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.2 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.8 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.3 
 2. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.7 
 3. Brown, La Union20.0 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 6. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.3 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.19.1 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.18.5 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.3 
 10. Chaine, Temperley17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Gonzalez, San I.13.2 
 2. Cutley, Atenas C.10.5 
 3. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 4. Lauria, Comunica.8.9 
 5. Smith, Olimpo BB8.8 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Graham, Temperley8.3 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.1 
 9. Aprea, Independ.8.1 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.1 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.2 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.6 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.1 
 6. Franco, Alianza .5.0 
 7. Rusconi, Gimnasia.4.9 
 8. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 9. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Alvaro MERLO
  Ciclista
  (182-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Merlo, Ciclista2.4 
 2. Gago, Petr.Arg.2.3 
 3. Lopez, Independ.2.3 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 5. Pais, Platense2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 7. Eseverri, Salta B.2.1 
 8. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 9. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.0 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Stroud, Parque Sur1.3 
 6. Moya, Hindu1.0 
 7. Morales, Villa S.0.9 
 8. Melo, Huracan0.8 
 9. Martinez, Ciclista0.8 
 10. Lauria, Comunica.0.8 



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Kaohsiung 89-6 
 2 Singapore S. 8-2 
 3 Alab Pilipinas 5-2 
 4 Hong Kong ELL 5-2 
 5 KL Dragons 1-5 
 6 Saigon H. 1-92 

Regular Season: Round 6

Jan. 14: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 99-85
Jan. 13: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons 87-70
Jan. 15: Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL 82-72
Jan. 13: Alab Pilipinas - Singapore S. 74-72
Jan. 15: KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas 54-65

Regular Season: Round 7

Jan. 20: KL Dragons - Saigon H.
Jan. 22: Hong Kong ELL - Alab Pilipinas
Jan. 25: KL Dragons - Kaohsiung


Round 6: Leader Kaohsiung loses to Saigon Heat - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (89-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of sixth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Saigon Heat 99-85. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-85. The best player for the winners was American guard Joshua Munzon (193, college: CS Los Angeles) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 6 steals. The other American import Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 28 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (210-90, college: Albright) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Kaohsiung's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saigon Heat maintains sixth position with 1-92 record. It was Kaohsiung's sixth loss in a row. They still keep top place with six games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face higher ranked KL Dragons (#5) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaohsiung will play on the road against KL Dragons (#5) in Kuala Lumpur and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Hong Kong. Fourth ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Singapore Singapore Slingers (8-2) 74-72 on Friday evening. It was a good game for American-Filipino guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Lawrence Domingo contributed with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Alab Pilipinas' coach used entire bench in such tough game. American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for Singapore Slingers. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hong Kong ELL. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Alab Pilipinas will play against Hong Kong ELL (#4) in the next round. Singapore Slingers will have a break next round.
An exciting game was played in Singapore. Second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers faced one of their biggest challengers Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL. Host Singapore Slingers (8-2) defeated guests from (5-2) 82-72. Justin Howard had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Marcus Elliott with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Singapore Slingers maintains second position with 8-2 record having 166 points less than leader Kaohsiung. Loser Hong Kong ELL keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Alab Pilipinas. Singapore Slingers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hong Kong ELL will play against Alab Pilipinas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Kuala Lumpur was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (1-5). Alab Pilipinas defeated KL Dragons 65-54. Bobby Ray Parks notched 9 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Alab Pilipinas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hong Kong ELL. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. Alab Pilipinas' next round opponent will be Hong Kong ELL (#4). KL Dragons will play against the league's leader Kaohsiung and hope to win that game.
The game with biggest result difference took place in . Local Hong Kong ELL (5-2) beat 5th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (1-5) 87-70 on Friday night. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Marcus Elliott who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hong Kong ELL maintains third position with 5-2 record having 172 points less than leader Kaohsiung, which they share with Alab Pilipinas. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with five games lost. Hong Kong ELL will face Alab Pilipinas (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KL Dragons will play against the league's leader Kaohsiung and hope to win that game.


KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas 54-65

The game in Kuala Lumpur was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (1-5). Alab Pilipinas defeated KL Dragons 65-54. It looked good early as KL Dragons took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Alab Pilipinas had a 16-10 second period charge getting the lead and KL Dragons were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 54-65. Alab Pilipinas held KL Dragons to an opponent 24.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.4 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded KL Dragons 51-38 including a 40-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. American-Filipino guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) notched 9 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) supported him with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Alab Pilipinas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds by American forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) did not help to save the game for KL Dragons. His fellow American import forward Marcus Melvin (206-82, college: N.Carolina St.) added 15 points and 6 rebounds. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hong Kong ELL. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. Alab Pilipinas' next round opponent will be Hong Kong ELL (#4). KL Dragons will play against the league's leader Kaohsiung and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: J.Cawaling 11+4reb+1ast, S.Carter 9+9reb+1ast, B.Ray Parks 9+10reb+1ast, H.Thiele 6+7reb+2ast, J.Hughes 6+6reb, V.Acuna 6
KL Dragons: M.Melvin 15+6reb, S.Spencer 11+13reb, I.Yeo 9, S.Fai Loh 7+1reb, F.Goldstein 6+5reb+2ast, C.Hong Ting 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 520709


Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL 82-72

An exciting game was played in Singapore. Second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers faced one of their biggest challengers Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL. Host Singapore Slingers (8-2) defeated guests from (5-2) 82-72. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-72. Singapore Slingers outrebounded Hong Kong ELL 51-33 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Leon Kwek Wei (188-96) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and his fellow American import guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Singapore Slingers maintains second position with 8-2 record having 166 points less than leader Kaohsiung. Loser Hong Kong ELL keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Alab Pilipinas. Singapore Slingers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hong Kong ELL will play against Alab Pilipinas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: L.Kwek Wei 19+8reb+2ast, J.Howard 17+19reb+6ast, X.Alexander 15+10reb+1ast, O.Desmond 13+2reb+3ast, F.Mitchell 9+1reb+2ast, W.Long Wong 9+6reb+6ast
Hong Kong ELL: T.Lamb 20+7reb+5ast, M.Elliott 20+9reb+9ast, S.Yee Fong 15+7reb, P.Sullivan 11+7reb+1ast, S.Guinchard 3+3reb, K.Lee 2
gschID: 520710


Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 99-85

Top ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (89-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of sixth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Saigon Heat 99-85. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-85. The best player for the winners was American guard Joshua Munzon (193, college: CS Los Angeles) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 6 steals. The other American import Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 28 points. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (210-90, college: Albright) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) added 24 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Kaohsiung's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saigon Heat maintains sixth position with 1-92 record. It was Kaohsiung's sixth loss in a row. They still keep top place with six games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face higher ranked KL Dragons (#5) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaohsiung will play on the road against KL Dragons (#5) in Kuala Lumpur and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: J.Munzon 34+3reb+3ast, L.Daniel 28+4reb, D.Arnold 19+4reb+4ast, H.Quaintance 11+9reb+2ast, T.Nguyen 4+2reb, T.Nguyen 2+5reb+4ast
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 24+11reb, D.Hall 23+11reb+2ast, C.Hao 7+1reb+1ast, R.Jose 7+3reb, A.Inigo 6+2reb+3ast, W.Lee 5+2reb
gschID: 520708


Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons 87-70

The game with biggest result difference took place in Hong Kong. Local Hong Kong ELL (5-2) beat 5th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (1-5) 87-70 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 51-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hong Kong ELL forced 20 KL Dragons turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Marcus Melvin (206-82, college: N.Carolina St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) added 8 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hong Kong ELL maintains third position with 5-2 record having 172 points less than leader Kaohsiung, which they share with Alab Pilipinas. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with five games lost. Hong Kong ELL will face Alab Pilipinas (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KL Dragons will play against the league's leader Kaohsiung and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 31+10reb+4ast, T.Lamb 20+2ast, S.Yee Fong 11+4reb+1ast, S.Guinchard 8+8reb, P.Sullivan 6+10reb+1ast, S.Wing Chan 5+1ast
KL Dragons: M.Melvin 21+11reb, C.Kheun Ma 14+4reb, S.Fai Loh 12+3reb+1ast, S.Spencer 8+14reb, I.Yeo 7+1reb, F.Goldstein 5+8reb+6ast
gschID: 520707


Alab Pilipinas - Singapore S. 74-72

Important game to mention about took place in . Fourth ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Singapore Singapore Slingers (8-2) 74-72 on Friday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Singapore Slingers won third quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American-Filipino guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Lawrence Domingo (196-89, college: E.New Mexico) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Alab Pilipinas' coach used entire bench in such tough game. American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) added 13 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Singapore Slingers. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hong Kong ELL. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Alab Pilipinas will play against Hong Kong ELL (#4) in the next round. Singapore Slingers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: B.Ray Parks 17+9reb+4ast, L.Domingo 14+12reb, J.Fortuna 12+1reb+3ast, J.Hughes 8+15reb, V.Acuna 6+2reb+1ast, S.Carter 6+3reb+2ast
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 24+10reb+3ast, W.Long Wong 14+2reb+2ast, J.Howard 13+17reb+2ast, L.Kwek Wei 12+5reb, F.Mitchell 3+5reb+3ast, A.Austria 3
gschID: 520706





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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 15-7 
 2. Hawks 12-10 
 3. United 11-11 
 4. Kings 11-12 
 5. Wildcats 10-10 
 6. Breakers 10-12 
 7. Bullets 9-13 
 8. Taipans 8-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 14: United - Taipans 92-85
Jan. 13: Breakers - Kings 92-74
Jan. 13: Hawks - Bullets 85-80
Jan. 14: Wildcats - 36ers 84-95
Jan. 15: Bullets - Breakers 82-84
Jan. 12: 36ers - United 100-73
Jan. 16: Taipans - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ware, United22.6 
 2. Randle, 36ers22.2 
 3. Prather, Wildcats20.4 
 4. Newley, Kings17.4 
 5. Goulding, United17.2 
 6. Lisch, Kings17.0 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 8. Penney, Breakers16.7 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.3 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Craig, Bullets8.3 
 2. Boone, United7.8 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.0 
 5. Knight, Wildcats6.7 
 6. Mitchell, Breakers6.7 
 7. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 8. McKay, Wildcats6.5 
 9. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.1 
 4. Ware, United4.4 
 5. Newley, Kings4.2 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 8. Worthington, Taipa.3.7 
 9. Lisch, Kings3.7 
 10. Sobey, 36ers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin DILLARD
  Breakers
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dillard, Breakers3.3 
 2. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.3 
 10. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel MCKAY
  Wildcats
  (206-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. McKay, Wildcats1.9 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 4. Boone, United1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.1 
 6. Carter, Breakers1.0 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Maric, Kings0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 



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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 14-2 
 2. Gmunden 12-5 
 3. Wels 10-6 
 4. Kapfenberg 9-8 
 5. Furstenfeld 7-9 
 6. Vienna 7-10 
 7. Arkadia 7-10 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-12 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 15: Oberwart - Vienna 81-56
Jan. 14: Arkadia - Gmunden 72-60
Jan. 15: Klosterneuburg - Furstenfeld 60-62
Jan. 15: UBSC Graz - Kapfenberg 55-98

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 22: Wels - Gmunden
Jan. 22: Vienna - Klosterneuburg
Jan. 22: Kapfenberg - Arkadia
Jan. 23: Furstenfeld - UBSC Graz


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.4 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna19.8 
 3. Vay, Arkadia19.4 
 4. Miletic, Vienna19.4 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart16.9 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.8 
 7. Jackson, Oberwart15.8 
 8. Rados, Klostern.15.7 
 9. Murati, Gmunden15.7 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron NAYLOR
  UBSC G.
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Naylor, UBSC G.11.1 
 2. Rados, Klostern.11.1 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Lamesic, Wels8.4 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia8.3 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.4 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna7.2 
 8. Gaidys, Gmunden7.1 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.1 
 10. Traylor, Oberwart7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Danek, Arkadia6.8 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart5.4 
 3. Car, Furstenfeld5.3 
 4. Stazic, Vienna5.1 
 5. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 6. Vujosevic, Kapfe.4.7 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.4.7 
 8. Payton, Wels4.3 
 9. Clemmons, Vienna4.2 
 10. O''Neal, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  Vienna
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Coleman, Vienna3.0 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna1.9 
 4. Payton, Wels1.8 
 5. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 6. Miletic, Vienna1.8 
 7. Koch, Vienna1.6 
 8. Danek, Arkadia1.5 
 9. Wright, Wels1.4 
 10. Hassan-Zadeh, Vie.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.5 
 3. Ferguson, Vienna1.4 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia1.1 
 5. Chan, Wels1.1 
 6. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.9 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.0.9 
 9. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 
 10. Steed, Gmunden0.8 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 11-1 
 2. Rocks 9-2 
 3. Lions 9-3 
 4. Dragons 8-3 
 5. Raiders 7-5 
 6. KOS 6-6 
 7. Timberwolves 5-7 
 8. BBU S. 5-7 
 9. Flames 2-9 
 10. Warriors 2-9 
 11. Piraten 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Mustangs - Piraten 85-60
Jan. 14: KOS - Raiders 83-81
Jan. 15: Dragons - Timberwolves 80-71
Jan. 14: BBU S. - Flames 74-64
Jan. 14: Warriors - Lions 58-74

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: Raiders - Mustangs
Jan. 22: Lions - Rocks
Jan. 22: Timberwolves - BBU S.
Jan. 22: Piraten - Dragons
Jan. 22: Flames - Warriors


2.Bundesliga Round 13: KOS defeats Raiders in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 13 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in Klagenfurt. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Raiders (7-5) to seventh ranked KOS (6-6) 83-81 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Raiders. Raiders cut a 16-point first quarter deficit to two at the end of the game. KOS moved-up to sixth place. Raiders at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. KOS will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiders will play at home against the league's leader Mustangs (#1) and are hoping to win this game.
2.Bundesliga top team - Mustangs (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-12) in Mistelbach 85-60. Mustangs have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Mustangs will play against Raiders (#5) in Villach in the next round. Worthersee Piraten will play at home against UBC St. Polten (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 13: Timberwolves lost to Dragons on the opponent's court 71-80. BBU S. managed to outperform Flames in a home game 74-64. Lions managed to beat Warriors on the road 74-58.


Dragons - Timberwolves 80-71

Rather expected game in St.Polten where 7th ranked Timberwolves (5-7) were defeated by fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (8-3) 80-71. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-8. But Timberwolves won second period 28-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UBC St. Polten maintains fourth place with 8-3 record. Timberwolves lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with BBU S.. UBC St. Polten will play against bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in Klagenfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Timberwolves will play at home against BBU S. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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BBU S. - Flames 74-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked BBU S.'s (5-7) home victory over 9th ranked Flames (2-9) 74-64. The game was mostly controlled by BBU S.. Flames was better in second period 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BBU S. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Timberwolves. Flames lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Warriors. BBU S. will play against Timberwolves (#7) in Vienna in the next round. Flames will play against Warriors and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Kosovo - Raiders 83-81

The most exciting game of round 13 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in Klagenfurt. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Raiders (7-5) to seventh ranked KOS (6-6) 83-81 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Raiders. Raiders cut a 16-point first quarter deficit to two at the end of the game. KOS moved-up to sixth place. Raiders at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. KOS will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiders will play at home against the league's leader Mustangs (#1) and are hoping to win this game.
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Mustangs - Piraten 85-60

2.Bundesliga top team - Mustangs (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-12) in Mistelbach 85-60. The game without a history. Mustangs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Mustangs have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Mustangs will play against Raiders (#5) in Villach in the next round. Worthersee Piraten will play at home against UBC St. Polten (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Warriors - Lions 58-74

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Warriors (2-9) were defeated at home by third ranked Lions (9-3) 74-58. The game was mostly controlled by Lions. Warriors was better in fourth quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Lions. They maintain third place with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader Mustangs. Warriors lost their seventh game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Flames. Lions will play against league's second-placed Rocks in Mattersburg in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against Flames (#9) in Wien and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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  AZERBAIJAN  

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Dervish 6-1 
 2. NTD 5-1 
 3. 80-ies 4-2 
 4. Veterans 3-3 
 5. NTD U16 2-3 
 6. AzDNSU 2-5 
 7. Araz 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jan. 14: NTD U16 - AzDNSU 84-82
Jan. 14: 80-ies - Dervish 80-72
Jan. 14: NTD - Araz 20-0


D1 Round 8: 80-ies hand first defeat to Dervish - by Eurobasket News

Dervish (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked 80-ies on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by 80-ies 80-72. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dervish. 80-ies have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third position with 4-2 record having just three points less than leader Dervish. Dervish at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Baku. Sixth ranked NTD U16 (2-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked AzDNSU (2-5) 84-82 in the game for the fifth place. NTD U16 moved-up to fifth place. AzDNSU lost fourth consecutive game. AzDNSU at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth position with five games lost.


80-ies - Dervish 80-72

Undefeated Dervish (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked 80-ies on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by 80-ies 80-72. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dervish. 80-ies have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third position with 4-2 record having just three points less than leader Dervish. Dervish at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
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NTD U16 - AzDNSU 84-82

Important game to mention about took place in Baku. Sixth ranked NTD U16 (2-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked AzDNSU (2-5) 84-82 in the game for the fifth place. NTD U16 moved-up to fifth place. AzDNSU lost fourth consecutive game. AzDNSU at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth position with five games lost.
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NTD - Araz 20-0

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Baltic League round 13 best performance: Mihkel Kirves - by Eurobasket News

Forward Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Parnu, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 20-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Liepaja/Triobet (#5, 4-6) with 18-point margin 93-75. Parnu maintains the 6th position in Baltic League . Too late to improve their position as they are currently ranked such low. They already lost 8 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Kirves had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Parnu, through which he has constantly improved. Mihkel Kirves has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.6rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Canadian Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88) of P.Zvaigzdes. Zabas had a very good evening with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he led P.Zvaigzdes to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Tarvas (#13, 2-8) 112-77. P.Zvaigzdes' 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team belongs to top of the standings with 10-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Zabas is a newcomer at P.Zvaigzdes, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of league's second-best Rapla. van der Mars scored 22 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite van der Mars' great performance Rapla lost 66-77 to #1 ranked Barons Riga. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Rapla needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 3 lost games. van der Mars has a great season in Baltic League. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 11.6rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Baker (203-F/C-89) of Tarvas - 28 points and 11 rebounds
5. Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) of Jurmala - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Liepaja/Triobet - 21 points and 3 rebounds
7. Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) of P.Zvaigzdes - 22 points and 6 rebounds
8. Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla - 14 points and 15 rebounds
9. Lateef McMullan (180-PG-90) of Liepaja/Triobet - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Toni Prostran (182-G-91) of Nevezis - 16 points and 10 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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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  

Standings

Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-1 
 2 Banvit BK 9-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 8-4 
 4 Aris 8-4 
 5 Fraport SKY 5-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 4-8 
 7 Helios 2-10 
 8 Bakken 1-11 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-3 
 2 Umana VE 8-4 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 7-5 
 4 Kataja Basket 6-6 
 5 Avtodor 5-7 
 6 Oradea 5-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 5-7 
 8 Khimik 3-9 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 9-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 8-4 
 3 Neptunas 8-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-5 
 5 PAOK 6-6 
 6 Usak 4-8 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 3-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-9 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-2 
 2 Scandone AV 8-4 
 3 Strasbourg 7-5 
 4 Juventus 7-5 
 5 Cibona 5-7 
 6 Mega Leks 4-8 
 7 Oostende 4-8 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-9 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 10-2 
 2 Partizan 8-4 
 3 Ludwigsburg 8-4 
 4 AEK Athens 7-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 5-7 
 6 Spirou 4-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-8 
 8 Szolnok 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Jan. 17: CEZ Nymburk - Monaco
Jan. 17: Banvit BK - Helios
Jan. 17: Aris - Fraport SKY
Jan. 17: Ironi Nahariya - Bakken

B

Jan. 18: Avtodor - Umana VE
Jan. 18: Maccabi Rishon - Le Mans
Jan. 18: Pinar Karsiyaka - Khimik
Jan. 18: Oradea - Kataja Basket

C

Jan. 17: ASVEL - Rosa Radom
Jan. 18: Neptunas - Ventspils
Jan. 18: PAOK - EWE Baskets
Jan. 18: Openjobmetis V. - Usak

D

Jan. 16: Juventus - Mornar Bar
Jan. 17: Oostende - Mega Leks
Jan. 18: Iberostar Tener. - Scandone AV
Jan. 18: Strasbourg - Cibona

E

Jan. 17: Szolnok - Besiktas
Jan. 17: Ludwigsburg - Banco di Srd
Jan. 18: Stelmet ZG - Spirou
Jan. 18: Partizan - AEK Athens


Aris part ways with Buckner - by Giorgos Diploidis

Eric Buckner (208-C/F-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee Services) agreed with Aris Thessaloniki to solve their contract as it was officiallly announnced by the club of Thessaloniki. He will probably join Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket to be his next team.

His last game with the team of Thessaloniki was in the semi final of the Greek Cup where Aris Thessaloniki beat AEK Athens 77-76 to qualify to the final where they will face the winner of the other semi final between Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus and Panathinaikos Athens which will take place on Monday (16/01).

The player
in 10 games in the Greek League had 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2bpg whereas in 9 games in Basketball Champions League had 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3bpg.




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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 15-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 15-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 12-4 
 4. Vitebsk 11-7 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 10-8 
 6. Prinemanye 5-11 
 7. BSEU-GrandPrint 4-16 
 8. Brest 2-14 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 2-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: Tsmoki II - Prinemanye 90-66
Jan. 15: Grodno-93 - COR-Borisfen 78-80
Jan. 14: Brest - Impuls BGUIR 74-81
Jan. 14: GOCOR-Sozh - Vitebsk 43-102
Jan. 14: Grodno-93 - COR-Borisfen 102-88

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 20: Grodno-93 - Brest
Jan. 20: BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye
Jan. 20: GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR
Jan. 20: Tsmoki II - Vitebsk


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.22.0 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.6 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.17.7 
 6. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.17.5 
 7. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.16.6 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.16.6 
 9. Navoichyk, Prine.16.3 
 10. Shustov, Impuls B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.9 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.3 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.6 
 4. Kopacev, GO.8.6 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.8 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.7.8 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.1 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.9 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.3 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.1 
 5. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 7. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.5 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 10. Svakel, Prinemanye4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.9 
 2. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.7 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Chumakov, Grodn.2.4 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 6. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.2.2 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.2 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.2.0 
 10. Svakel, Prinemanye2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KOVAL
  GO.
  (187-G-0)
  Avg: 0
 1. Koval, GO.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 4. Oshuiko, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 5. Koratcov, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 6. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 7. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 9. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 10. Morozov, Brest0.0 



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  BELGIUM  


Telenet Oostende-Hubo Limburg United: final Bpost Cup - by Patrick Ceulemans

The final of the Belgium Cup on Sunday, February 19th (Forest National) is a clash between BC Oostende and Hubo Limburg United. Oostende was in the semifinals to strong for Basic Fit Brussels. The team from coach Dario Gjergja won twice against Brussels: 74-62 and 64-74. It is the fifth consecutive finals for Ostend. The club from West Flanders can win the Cup for the 18th time. For Hubo Limburg United it is the first final in the club history. The team of coach Brian Lynch lost the first game (95-90) from Crelan Okapi Aalstar. The second game brought a 89-80 win. More info about the Bpost Final: www.bpost.cup.be.
Brussels-Oostende 64-74
Brussels: PECIUKEVICIUS 0-0, MUYA 4-3, DOWE 4-8, LICHODZIJEWSKI 4-0, SIMMONS 9-5, Loubry 5-6, Depuydt 0-0, Ubel 6-6, Bray 0-4
Oostende: DJORDJEVIC 0-6, SALUMU 8-3, GILLET 3-9, KESTELOOT 4-0, KATIC 8-0, Walden 4-7, Mwema 0-4, Keselj 4-0, Boukichou 2-2, Kuridza 0- 0, Newbill 6-4
Quarters: 21-24, 11-15, 18-21, 14-14
Limburg United-Okapi Aalstar 89-80
Limburg United MUKUBU 7-5, LODWICK 11-8, SWING 7-2, ANDERSON 4-5, TUTTLE 5-16, Simons 0-2, Jansen 3-0, Lasisi 5-2, Van Wijn 3-2 Desiron 2-0, Lemaire 0-0
Okapi Aalstar: EL KHOUNCHAR 8-9 TROISFONTAINES 0-0, TOFI 8-4, V. TAYLOR 5-15, AMIS 7-0 De Thaey 0-0 Landis 0-8, R. Taylor 0-0; Geukens 12-8
Quarters: 29-23, 18-17, 26-25, 16-15



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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Bosna-Royal 9-2 
 2. Zrinjski HT 8-2 
 3. Kakanj 7-3 
 4. Sloboda Tuzla 6-4 
 5. Spars Sarajevo 6-5 
 6. Mladost 5-6 
 7. Siroki Primorka 4-7 
 8. Leotar 3-7 
 9. Gradjanski 3-8 
 10. Bosnjak 2-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 15: Spars Sarajevo - Gradjanski 95-79
Jan. 15: Bosna-Royal - Kakanj 89-79
Jan. 15: Siroki Primorka - Bosnjak 82-63
Jan. 15: Zrinjski HT - Sloboda Tuzla 80-69
Jan. 15: Mladost - Leotar 75-70
Jan. 10: Spars Sarajevo - Kakanj 53-63

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 21: Gradjanski - Bosna-Royal
Jan. 21: Leotar - Spars Sarajevo
Jan. 21: Sloboda Tuzla - Mladost
Jan. 21: Bosnjak - Zrinjski HT
Jan. 21: Kakanj - Siroki Primorka



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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.21.2 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo20.9 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Holloway, Pinheiros19.5 
 5. Mariano, Brasilia19.4 
 6. Machado, Flamengo19.1 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi18.3 
 8. Jackson, Vasco D.17.4 
 9. Dawkins, Vitoria17.0 
 10. Anthony, Macae16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.4 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 4. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.6 
 6. Lopez, Flamengo7.3 
 7. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.2 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia7.1 
 9. Bernardi, Caxias d.7.0 
 10. Maynard, Minas6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.7 
 2. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Borges, Franca5.5 
 5. Freitas, Campo M.5.4 
 6. Rodgers, Minas5.4 
 7. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.3 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.3 
 9. Taylor, Mogi4.9 
 10. Lucas, Paulistano4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.5 
 2. Curnell, Mogi2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense2.0 
 4. de Oliveira, Mogi1.9 
 5. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 6. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.8 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros1.8 
 8. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 9. Bennett, Pinheiros1.6 
 10. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.2 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 5. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.7 
 6. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 7. Hayes, Vitoria0.6 
 8. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 9. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 10. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 


NBB Round 15: Flamengo lose to Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

NBB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 15 rounds left. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The biggest surprise took place in Brasilia where host Brasilia (11-3) beat league's leader Flamengo (10-2) 95-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Flamengo. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Brasilia looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was international power forward Lucas Mariano (208-93) who scored 24 points. International Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Brasilia's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who recorded 24 points. Brasilia have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second place with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Brasilia. Flamengo will play next round against Mogi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Brasilia will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Brasilia as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Brasilia edged 14th ranked Macae at home 74-72. It was a good game for international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Deryk Ramos contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) answered with 15 points and 9 assists for Macae. Brasilia have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Macae at the other side keeps the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Macae will play next round against Mogi trying to get back on the winning streak. Brasilia will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul on the road.
An interesting game where Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) crushed host Campo Mourao (#7) with 20-point difference 82-62 on Thursday evening. It was a great evening for Rafael Hettsheimer who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Betinho Nardi Duarte with 12 points and 6 assists. Campo Mourao's coach Emerson Souza rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Paschoalotto/Bauru (8-6) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Pinheiros and Paulistano. Loser Campo Mourao keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Franca. Paschoalotto/Bauru will meet Macae (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Campo Mourao will play against Paulistano (#4) in Sao Paolo and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Salvador. Third ranked Universo/Vitoria faced 4th placed Paulistano. Host Universo/Vitoria (9-4) defeated guests from Sao Paolo (8-6) 85-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Paulistano. It was an exceptional evening for Kenny Dawkins who led the winners and scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Universo/Vitoria's coach Regis Marrelli allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Universo/Vitoria have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-4 record having just three points less than leader Brasilia. Paulistano at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Universo/Vitoria's next round opponent will be Mogi (#9) in Mogi das Cruzes which should be theoretically an easy game. Paulistano will play at home against Campo Mourao (#8) and hope to win that game.
Leader Flamengo delivered the tenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked Minas (6-8) 89-60 in Belo Horizonte. The best player for the winners was Marquinhos Vieira who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flamengo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory Flamengo went down to second position due to points difference. Loser Minas dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Flamengo will face Mogi (#9) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Minas will play on the road against Vasco Da G. in Rio de Janeiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
L.Sorocaba was defeated by B.Cearense in Aldeota 86-85. Vasco Da G. beat Pinheiros at home 72-70. Franca was destroyed by Mogi on the opponent's court 82-63.


Brasilia - Flamengo 95-83

The biggest surprise took place in Brasilia where host Brasilia (11-3) beat league's leader Flamengo (10-2) 95-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Flamengo. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Brasilia looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was international power forward Lucas Mariano (208-93) who scored 24 points. International Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Brasilia's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who recorded 24 points and the former international power forward Joao Paulo Lopez (205-81, college: Gonzaga) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Four Brasilia and five Flamengo players scored in double figures. Brasilia have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second place with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Brasilia. Flamengo will play next round against Mogi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Brasilia will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul on the road.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: M.Vieira 24+4reb+2ast, M.Machado 17+2reb+4ast, J.Paulo Lopez 14+10reb+5ast, R.Ramon 11+2reb+2ast, O.Rodriguez 11+9reb+4ast, R.de Souza 4+3reb+2ast
Brasilia: L.Mariano 24+4reb+2ast, J.Campos 16+1reb+2ast, D.Ramos 14+2reb+2ast, G.Giovannoni 12+11reb+3ast, P.Alves 12+4reb+4ast, F.de Assis 9+2reb+9ast
gschID: 495480


B.Cearense - L.Sorocaba 86-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 13th ranked Liga Sorocaba's (4-10) road loss to twelfth ranked SKY/Basquete (6-8) 85-86 on Friday. SKY/Basquete dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Liga Sorocaba's 36. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard David Rossetto (180-93) who scored 22 points and 6 assists. American guard Rashaun McLemore (193-86, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Argentinian point guard Enzo Cafferata (187-88) who recorded 25 points and 9 assists and guard Rafael Castellon (192-85) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Four Liga Sorocaba players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. SKY/Basquete moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Minas. Liga Sorocaba lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with ten games lost. SKY/Basquete will face higher ranked Pinheiros (#5) in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liga Sorocaba will play at home against Mogi (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: E.Cafferata 25+3reb+9ast, L.Moraes 14+4reb, R.Castellon 12+5reb+4ast, T.Bento 11+4reb, A.de Souza 8+7reb, J.Sobral 7+1reb+2ast
B.Cearense: D.Rossetto 22+4reb+6ast, R.McLemore 17+3reb+5ast, L.Klassmann 14+8reb+2ast, S.Da Silva 8+2reb+1ast, V.Leal 6+4reb+4ast, F.Ribeiro 6+3reb
gschID: 495478


Vitoria - Paulistano 85-73

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Salvador. Third ranked Universo/Vitoria faced 4th placed Paulistano. Host Universo/Vitoria (9-4) defeated guests from Sao Paolo (8-6) 85-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Paulistano. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who led the winners and scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Keyron Sheard (188-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Haylett Sports) accounted for 23 points for the winning side. Universo/Vitoria's coach Regis Marrelli allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Guilherme Hubner (208-87) came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) added 8 points and 9 assists respectively for Paulistano in the defeat. Four Paulistano players scored in double figures. Universo/Vitoria have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-4 record having just three points less than leader Brasilia. Paulistano at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Universo/Vitoria's next round opponent will be Mogi (#9) in Mogi das Cruzes which should be theoretically an easy game. Paulistano will play at home against Campo Mourao (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: G.Hubner 16+6reb, D.Hure 14+4reb, L.Dias Silva 11+3reb, R.Carbonari 10+3reb+2ast, A.Pecos 8+4reb+9ast, J.Luz dos Santos 6+5reb+1ast
Vitoria: K.Dawkins 26+6reb+7ast, K.Sheard 23+4reb+3ast, D.Kurtz 8+4reb, A.Coimbra 8+5reb+1ast, R.Scholz 6+4reb+2ast, C.Hayes 5+5reb
gschID: 495479


Vasco Da G. - Pinheiros 72-70

There was a surprise result in Rio de Janeiro where eleventh ranked Vasco Da G. (6-6) edged higher ranked Pinheiros (8-6) 72-70 on Friday. Vasco Da G. made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) who scored 16 points. American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) added 20 points and 5 assists respectively. Vasco Da G. moved-up to tenth place. Loser Pinheiros dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Vasco Da G. will face Minas (#12) in Belo Horizonte in the next round. Pinheiros will play on the road against SKY/Basquete (#11) in Aldeota and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros: C.Bennett 20+1reb+5ast, R.Ansaloni 18+14reb+1ast, D.Holloway 14+6reb+5ast, G.Barbosa 7+7reb, F.Ruivo 5+4reb+3ast, G.Teichmann 4+2reb
Vasco Da G.: W.Dos Santos 16+3reb+3ast, D.Jackson 16+3reb+2ast, H.Vitor Lima 10+2reb+2ast, B.Fiorotto 8+5reb+2ast, D.Palacios 7+3reb+5ast, W.Drudi 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 495476


Campo Mourao - Bauru 62-82

An interesting game where Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) crushed host Campo Mourao (#7) with 20-point difference 82-62 on Thursday evening. Paschoalotto/Bauru made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Paschoalotto/Bauru outrebounded Campo Mourao 38-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) with 12 points and 6 assists and Vinicius Oliveira (200-90) scored 14 points. Campo Mourao's coach Emerson Souza rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Paschoalotto/Bauru (8-6) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Pinheiros and Paulistano. Loser Campo Mourao keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Franca. Paschoalotto/Bauru will meet Macae (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Campo Mourao will play against Paulistano (#4) in Sao Paolo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Campo Mourao: V.Oliveira 14+2reb, B.Nardi Duarte 12+4reb+6ast, D.Nunes 10+3reb+1ast, G.Brown 9+1reb+2ast, W.Henrique 6+7reb+1ast, I.Thornton 4+6reb+1ast
Bauru: R.Hettsheimer 24+8reb+3ast, A.Garcia 20+8reb+6ast, L.Meindl 19+7reb+2ast, J.Andrade 13+6reb, G.Yeye Torres 2+3reb+5ast, G.Pereira 2+1reb
gschID: 495475


Mogi - Franca 82-63

There was a minor upset in Mogi das Cruzes where 8th ranked Vivo/Franca (7-7) was rolled over by tenth ranked Mogi (6-5) 82-63 on Thursday. Mogi forced 24 Vivo/Franca turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who scored 22 points and 5 assists. The former international center Caio Silveira (211-87, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Lucas Cipolini (206-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion moved-up to ninth place. Loser Vivo/Franca dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Mogi will face Macae (#14) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Franca: H.Coelho 16+5reb+5ast, L.Cipolini 11+2reb+1ast, C.Araujo 8+2reb, A.Stefanelli 7+5reb+1ast, J.Pedro Demetrio 7+2reb, E.Sommer 4+8reb
Mogi: S.Stallworth 22+2reb+5ast, T.Curnell 12+4reb+1ast, C.Silveira 11+7reb+3ast, J.de Oliveira 9+7reb+1ast, V.Lersch 9+3reb+5ast, G.Santo 9+1reb
gschID: 495473


Brasilia - Macae 74-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Brasilia as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Brasilia edged 14th ranked Macae at home 74-72. It was a good game for international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. International point guard Deryk Ramos (185-94) contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) answered with 15 points and 9 assists and Erick Camilo (203-92) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Macae. Brasilia have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Macae at the other side keeps the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Macae will play next round against Mogi trying to get back on the winning streak. Brasilia will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul on the road.
Top scorers:
Macae: K.Anthony 15+1reb+9ast, E.Camilo 15+7reb+2ast, I.Avelino 14+5reb+2ast, R.Da Silva 9+5reb, G.Schneider 8+5reb, T.Carneiro 5+5reb+4ast
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 18+10reb+7ast, D.Ramos 17+3reb+6ast, L.Mariano 17+5reb, P.Alves 9+3reb+2ast, J.Campos 5+4reb+1ast, J.Bernardi 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495474


Minas - Flamengo 60-89

Leader Flamengo delivered the tenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked Minas (6-8) 89-60 in Belo Horizonte. Flamengo dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Minas' 28. They outrebounded Minas 45-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Joao Paulo Lopez (205-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Drew Maynard (200-89, college: Rochester, MI) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Danilo Fuzaro (193-94) added 11 points respectively. Five Flamengo and four Minas players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flamengo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory Flamengo went down to second position due to points difference. Loser Minas dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Flamengo will face Mogi (#9) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Minas will play on the road against Vasco Da G. in Rio de Janeiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minas: D.Maynard 13+10reb+1ast, D.Fuzaro 11+3reb+3ast, A.Mosso 11+4reb+1ast, P.Boracini 10+3reb+3ast, S.Rodgers 7+5reb+5ast, P.Cavalin 3
Flamengo: M.Vieira 16+6reb+1ast, J.Paulo Lopez 16+7reb, L.Jacon 13+5reb+1ast, O.Rodriguez 12+9reb+2ast, M.Machado 11+3reb+6ast, R.de Souza 11+9reb+1ast
gschID: 495472





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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 11-2 
 2. Beroe 9-3 
 3. Akademik PL 8-4 
 4. Balkan 7-5 
 5. Spartak Pleven 6-6 
 6. Rilski 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-9 
 9. Levski 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 13: Spartak Pleven - Rilski 93-77
Jan. 14: Yambol - Lukoil Acad. 70-78
Jan. 13: Levski - Akademik PL 58-91
Jan. 13: Cherno More - Balkan 58-76

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Balkan - Levski
Jan. 21: Akademik PL - Yambol
Jan. 21: Lukoil Acad. - Spartak Pleven
Jan. 21: Rilski - Beroe


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski29.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.9 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol16.9 
 8. Gibson, Beroe16.3 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.11.8 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 2. Hott, Balkan6.0 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.8 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.5 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.3 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Parker, Rilski2.0 
 4. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.8 
 9. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.6 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 7. Veselinov, Levski1.0 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Lekov, Levski0.7 


Standings A2

Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Shumen 8-4 
 3. Cherno More 2 8-4 
 4. Dolphin 6-6 
 5. Chernomorets 3-9 
 6. Dunav 2016 2-9 
 7. Akademik Varna 2-10 
West
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 2. Chavdar 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 6-4 
 4. Akademik Sofia 5-5 
 5. Rilski 2 5-5 
 6. CSKA 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

East

Jan. 15: Dolphin - Cherno More 2 97-121
Jan. 15: Dunav 2016 - UE Varna 78-101

West

Jan. 15: Rilski 2 - Akademik Sofia 81-72
Jan. 15: Chavdar - Vidabasket 78-54
Jan. 8: CSKA - Levski 2014-2 32-75


NBL Round 14: Top-ranked Lukoil Acad. wins another game - by Eurobasket News

NBL top team - Lukoil Acad. (11-2) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Yambol (3-9) 78-70. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds for Yambol. Lukoil Acad. have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-2 record. Yambol lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Lukoil Acad. are looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#5) at home in the next round. Yambol will play against Academik Plovdiv and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
The game in Varna was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Balkan (7-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Cherno More (4-9). Balkan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-58. The former international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Mihailo Sekulovic chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Veselin Georgiev (192-86) responded with 13 points. Balkan maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Cherno More lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Balkan will play against bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia in the next round where they are favorite. Cherno More will have a break next round.
The game in Pleven was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Rilski (6-7) played at the court of sixth ranked Spartak Pleven (6-6). Spartak Pleven defeated Rilski 93-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rilski. Dimitar Marincheshki notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds by D.J. Shelton did not help to save the game for Rilski. Spartak Pleven moved-up to fifth place. Rilski at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Spartak Pleven will meet league's leader Lukoil Acad. in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Rilski will play against the league's second-placed Beroe (#2) and hope to secure a win.
The game between 9th ranked Levski (2-11) and third ranked Academik Plovdiv (8-4) in Sofia ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Plovdiv outscored Levski 91-58. The best player for the winners was Jordan Semple who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Academik Plovdiv's coach Asen Nikolov felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Academik Plovdiv maintains third position with 8-4 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Academik Plovdiv's next round opponent will be Yambol (#8) at home where they are favorite. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hope to win that game.


Yambol - Lukoil Acad. 70-78

NBL top team - Lukoil Acad. (11-2) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Yambol (3-9) 78-70. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (175-86) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Yambol. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lukoil Acad. have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-2 record. Yambol lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Lukoil Acad. are looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#5) at home in the next round. Yambol will play against Academik Plovdiv and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Yambol: V.Petkov 20+1reb, T.Ostrev 14+7reb+7ast, S.Petkov 13+17reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 12+3reb+3ast, S.Govedarov 7+4reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 4+2reb+1ast
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 19+1reb+4ast, S.Zack 15+16reb, H.Zahariev 14+3reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 11+2reb+2ast, D.Agre 8+4reb, A.Velikov 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 496071


Levski - Akademik PL 58-91

The game between 9th ranked Levski (2-11) and third ranked Academik Plovdiv (8-4) in Sofia ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Plovdiv outscored Levski 91-58. Academik Plovdiv dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Levski's 38 and made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Academik Plovdiv forced 23 Levski turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Levski's players. 24 personal fouls committed by Levski helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St.) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Five Academik Plovdiv players scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv's coach Asen Nikolov felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. International guard Evgeni Hadjirusev (193-95) produced 17 points and the former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Academik Plovdiv maintains third position with 8-4 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Academik Plovdiv's next round opponent will be Yambol (#8) at home where they are favorite. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Levski: E.Hadjirusev 17+2reb+2ast, P.Ivanov 11+4reb+3ast, K.Raykov 9+7reb+1ast, A.Peychinov 7+6reb+1ast, K.Doychinov 6+3reb, N.Lekov 3
Akademik PL: J.Semple 25+10reb+2ast, S.Smith 16+1reb+6ast, S.Vaklinov 14+6reb+1ast, D.Dimitrov 13+8reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+2reb+2ast, V.Bachev 9+2reb
gschID: 496073


Cherno More - Balkan 58-76

The game in Varna was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Balkan (7-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Cherno More (4-9). Balkan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-58. The former international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Veselin Georgiev (192-86) responded with 13 points and Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Balkan maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Cherno More lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Balkan will play against bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia in the next round where they are favorite. Cherno More will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: M.Markovic 13+3reb, V.Georgiev 13+4reb, N.Djuric 9+8reb, A.Natskin 5+1reb+2ast, D.Karamfilov 5+5reb+6ast, S.Tsonkov 4+4reb+1ast
Balkan: S.Marinov 18+7reb+5ast, M.Sekulovic 15+8reb, I.Ivkov 13+3reb+2ast, A.Hott 8+5reb+2ast, T.Daniels 7+8reb+1ast, R.Kochev 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 496074


Spartak Pleven - Rilski 93-77

The game in Pleven was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Rilski (6-7) played at the court of sixth ranked Spartak Pleven (6-6). Spartak Pleven defeated Rilski 93-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rilski. Spartak Pleven shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Martin Marinov (191-85, agency: 011 Sports) supported him with 24 points. Even a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds by American forward D.J. Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) did not help to save the game for Rilski. His fellow American import point guard Kelvin Parker (184-82, college: NW Missouri St.) added 16 points for the guests. Five Spartak Pleven and four Rilski players scored in double figures. Spartak Pleven moved-up to fifth place. Rilski at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Spartak Pleven will meet league's leader Lukoil Acad. in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Rilski will play against the league's second-placed Beroe (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rilski: D.Shelton 26+10reb+1ast, K.Parker 16+4reb+3ast, Y.Bozov 13+4reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 12+6reb, Z.Georgiev 4+6reb+3ast, D.Vutev 4+3reb+1ast
Spartak Pleven: M.Marinov 24+4reb+3ast, D.Marincheshki 18+12reb+3ast, K.Koev 16+3reb+4ast, G.Nikolov 14+7reb+3ast, M.Tanev 12+3reb+1ast, A.Gruev 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 496072





Division A Round 14: Cherno More 2 defeats Dolphin in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Cherno More 2 (8-4) which played road game in Dolphin against one of their biggest challengers Dolphin (6-6). Third ranked Cherno More 2 had an easy win 121-97. The game was mostly controlled by Cherno More 2. Dolphin managed to win third quarter 34-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Cherno More 2 won last quarter 36-14. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 maintains third position in A with 8-4 record having four points less than leader UE Varna. Dolphin at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost.
An interesting game for Chavdar (7-3) which hosted in Troyan second-ranked Vidabasket (6-4). Third ranked Chavdar had an easy win 78-54. It was a key game for the second position in A. Chavdar moved-up to second place in A. Vidabasket at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost.
Division A top team - UE Varna (12-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Dunav 2016 (2-9) in Ruse 101-78. UE Varna maintains first position in A with 12-0 record. Loser Dunav 2016 keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.
Division A top team - Levski 2014-2 (7-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked CSKA (0-10) 75-32. Levski 2014-2 maintains first position in A with 7-3 record. Newly promoted CSKA still closes the standings with ten games lost.
The game in Samokov was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Akademik Sofia (5-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Rilski 2 (5-5). Rilski 2 managed to secure a 9-point victory 81-72 on Sunday. Rilski 2 maintains fifth position in A with 5-5 record.


East
Dunav 2016 - UE Varna 78-101

Division A top team - UE Varna (12-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Dunav 2016 (2-9) in Ruse 101-78. The game was mostly controlled by UE Varna. Dunav 2016 managed to win second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UE Varna maintains first position in A with 12-0 record. Loser Dunav 2016 keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.
gschID: 512302


Dolphin - Cherno More 2 97-121

An interesting game for Cherno More 2 (8-4) which played road game in Dolphin against one of their biggest challengers Dolphin (6-6). Third ranked Cherno More 2 had an easy win 121-97. The game was mostly controlled by Cherno More 2. Dolphin managed to win third quarter 34-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Cherno More 2 won last quarter 36-14. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 maintains third position in A with 8-4 record having four points less than leader UE Varna. Dolphin at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost.
gschID: 512301


West
Rilski 2 - Akademik Sofia 81-72

The game in Samokov was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Akademik Sofia (5-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Rilski 2 (5-5). Rilski 2 managed to secure a 9-point victory 81-72 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 36-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Rilski 2 maintains fifth position in A with 5-5 record.
gschID: 512326


Chavdar - Vidabasket 78-54

An interesting game for Chavdar (7-3) which hosted in Troyan second-ranked Vidabasket (6-4). Third ranked Chavdar had an easy win 78-54. It was a key game for the second position in A. The game without a history. Chavdar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Chavdar moved-up to second place in A. Vidabasket at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost.
gschID: 512325


CSKA - Levski 2014-2 32-75

Division A top team - Levski 2014-2 (7-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked CSKA (0-10) 75-32. The game without a history. Levski 2014-2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CSKA to just 5 points in third quarter and to 13 points in second half. Levski 2014-2 maintains first position in A with 7-3 record. Newly promoted CSKA still closes the standings with ten games lost.
gschID: 512324





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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 7-3 
 2. St.Francis X. 7-4 
 3. UNB 7-4 
 4. Memorial 7-5 
 5. St.Mary's 6-5 
 6. Acadia 5-5 
 7. UPEI 4-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-10 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. Mount Royal 7-5 
 2. TRU 7-7 
 3. UFV 5-7 
 4. MacEwan 4-10 
 5. UNBC 4-10 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-12 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 11-1 
 2. Alberta 11-3 
 3. Calgary 10-2 
 4. Winnipeg 9-5 
 5. Saskatchewan 8-4 
 6. Lethbridge 8-6 
 7. Manitoba 6-6 
 8. Regina 6-6 
 9. Victoria 5-7 
 10. Brandon 5-9 
 11. TWU 2-13 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 6-4 
 2. McMaster 6-5 
 3. Guelph 3-7 
 4. Lakehead 3-8 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 11-0 
 2. Toronto 8-4 
 3. Queen's 6-4 
 4. York 3-7 
OUA North
 1. Ottawa 9-0 
 2. Carleton 8-0 
 3. Laurentian 4-8 
 4. Nipissing 4-8 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 7-5 
 2. Laurier 6-7 
 3. Algoma 3-8 
 4. Western 3-9 
 5. Waterloo 2-8 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 6-2 
 2. Laval 4-4 
 3. Concordia 3-3 
 4. UQAM 3-5 
 5. Bishop's 2-4 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Carleton - Laurentian 99-52
Jan. 14: St.Francis X. - UPEI 94-95
Jan. 15: UNB - Memorial 93-79
Jan. 14: TRU - Winnipeg 91-86
Jan. 14: Western - Windsor 90-65
Jan. 14: UNB - Memorial 89-78
Jan. 14: Brandon - MacEwan 86-98
Jan. 14: Bishop's - Laval 84-69
Jan. 14: Lethbridge - Saskatchewan 82-86
Jan. 14: Regina - Manitoba 75-84
Jan. 15: St.Mary's - Dalhousie 75-71
Jan. 14: Guelph - McMaster 72-73
Jan. 14: Ottawa - Nipissing 72-56
Jan. 14: Queen's - Toronto 71-75
Jan. 14: McGill - UQAM 71-49
Jan. 14: UNBC - Mount Royal 69-72
Jan. 14: Lakehead - Brock 69-71
Jan. 14: Waterloo - Algoma 68-77
Jan. 14: UBC Okanagan - Victoria 65-75
Jan. 14: York - Ryerson 52-69
Jan. 14: UBC - Alberta 102-76

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 17: Carleton - Ottawa
Jan. 18: Waterloo - Laurier
Jan. 19: Dalhousie - Acadia
Jan. 19: McGill - Concordia
Jan. 20: Cape Breton - St.Mary's
Jan. 20: Lakehead - Ottawa
Jan. 20: Queen's - Brock
Jan. 20: Windsor - Algoma
Jan. 20: Guelph - Carleton
Jan. 20: Nipissing - Laurentian
Jan. 20: York - McMaster
Jan. 20: UQAM - Bishop's
Jan. 20: Regina - Brandon
Jan. 20: UFV - Alberta
Jan. 20: Saskatchewan - Calgary
Jan. 20: UBC - Mount Royal
Jan. 20: Manitoba - TWU
Jan. 20: Lethbridge - Victoria


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Morgan, UBC24.9 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.8 
 3. Gray, Laurentian21.9 
 4. Jean-Louis, Cape B.21.0 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.7 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.6 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal19.8 
 8. Sentance, Lethb.19.7 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.7 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.5 
 2. Nissen, Acadia11.2 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 4. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal10.5 
 6. Bercy, St.Franc.9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.7 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Graham, Queen''s9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Masters, UNB6.7 
 2. Keane, Carleton6.0 
 3. Mata, Dalhousie4.9 
 4. Allen, TWU4.9 
 5. Farkic, Western4.9 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.9 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.8 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.8 
 9. Menashe, Lakehead4.6 
 10. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.9 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.6 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.9 
 4. Mata, Dalhousie2.8 
 5. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.8 
 6. Masters, UNB2.8 
 7. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.6 
 8. Ogundokun, McGill2.6 
 9. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 10. Charles, Concordia2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Debache, UQAM2.4 
 3. Graham, Queen''s2.4 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.3 
 5. Paul, Brandon2.0 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.8 
 7. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 8. Iegorov, TRU1.6 
 9. James, MacEwan1.6 
 10. Elgadi, Brock1.6 



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Durham 3-0 
 2. Scarborough 3-1 
 3. Hamilton 0-2 
 4. Wellington 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Jan. 14: Scarborough - Wellington 93-86
Jan. 13: Hamilton - Durham 81-88
Jan. 15: Wellington - Durham
Jan. 15: Hamilton - Scarborough


Scarborough Basketball Club find another gear in the second half for another come from behind win - by Eurobasket News

This Scarborough team is full of surprises as they continue to dig themselves out of holes, figuring out ways to win. They defeated the Wellington Basketball Club Saturday evening with a final score of 93-86. Malik Thomas (6'7''-G/F-92, college: Norfolk St.) and Eric Jean-Guilluame led the way for the Scarborough squad, each netting 24 points. Wellington's Devon Scott (6'9''-F-94, college: Philander Smith) made his presence felt, tallying 25 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Scarborough only trailed by six at the half but slowly saw that gap increase as Wellington pushed it up to as high as 20 with the fourth quarter underway. Scarborough whittled the lead down utilizing the press on the defensive end, forcing turnovers and converting in transition. "We played some full-court press. We have some long athletes in Anthony Winbush (6'7''-F/G-90, college: Loyola, MD) and Malik Thomas," Said Garrett Kelly, Scarborough's head coach on how his team was able to claw back into the game. "The team played really hard in the second half, creating some steals and turnovers and changing the momentum of the game." Kelly's Scarborough club is starting to get the reputation of a squad that will not stop coming at you until the buzzer sounds and it's making some exciting brand of basketball.
Courtesy of: canadianbasketball.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.7 
 2. Taylor, Las Animas27.3 
 3. Dickson, CDU C.27.0 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.9 
 6. Larry, AB Ancud21.2 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.21.2 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud21.1 
 9. Cheek, Las Animas20.7 
 10. Munks, Puerto M.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.9 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.5 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.7 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro11.6 
 6. Taylor, Las Animas11.5 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.11.2 
 8. Abeiro, Tinguiri.11.2 
 9. Bowdry, Los Leones10.9 
 10. Lee, CD Castro10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.9 
 2. Morales, Las A.5.9 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.8 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.8 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.2 
 7. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.8 
 9. Hammonds, Puente A.3.6 
 10. Sepulveda, CDE T.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.7 
 2. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 3. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.8 
 5. Dickson, CDU C.1.8 
 6. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.8 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 8. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 9. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
 10. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 3. Lee, CD Castro1.3 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.2 
 5. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 6. Harrison, CDU C.1.0 
 7. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.8 
 9. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 
 10. Diaz, Puente Alto0.7 



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 24-4 
 2. Xinjiang FT 23-5 
 3. Guangdong ST 21-6 
 4. Liaoning H. 21-7 
 5. Guangsha L. 21-7 
 6. Shenzhen L. 18-10 
 7. Shandong FB 16-12 
 8. Beijing D. 15-13 
 9. Sichuan BW 15-13 
 10. Jiangsu D. 14-14 
 11. Qingdao E. 13-13 
 12. TianJin S. 13-15 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 13-15 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-16 
 15. Zhejiang CB 9-19 
 16. Fujian QB 8-20 
 17. Jiangsu TX 7-21 
 18. North Control B. 5-22 
 19. Bayi R. 5-23 
 20. Guangzhou 5-23 

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 15: Guangzhou - Bayi R. 96-85
Jan. 15: Shanxi Zh. - Shanghai S. 92-97
Jan. 15: Fujian QB - Liaoning H. 116-126
Jan. 15: Xinjiang FT - Shenzhen L. 113-107
Jan. 15: Jiangsu TX - TianJin S. 110-117
Jan. 15: Zhejiang CB - Beijing D. 108-105
Jan. 15: Guangsha L. - North Control B. 107-92
Jan. 15: Jilin NE T. - Sichuan BW 102-85
Jan. 15: Jiangsu D. - Shandong FB 100-92
Jan. 16: Guangdong ST - Qingdao E.


Chinese CBA round 27 best performance: Hamed Haddadi - by Eurobasket News

Iranian Center Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sichuan BW, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 51 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Shenzhen L. (#6, 18-9) 118-111. Sichuan BW maintains the 9th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Sichuan BW will need more victories to improve their 15-12 record. Haddadi turned to be Sichuan BW's top player in his first season with the team. Hamed Haddadi has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.6rpg) and averages impressive 1.9bpg and 61.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young French Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95) of league's leader Shanghai S.. Yabusele had a very good evening with a double-double of 34 points and 15 rebounds. It was enough for Shanghai S. to edge the lower-ranked Liaoning H. (#4, 20-7) 100-96. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Shanghai S. consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team lost just four games this season, while they won 23 matches. Yabusele is a newcomer at Shanghai S., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) of TianJin S. (#13). Sakakini got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds and five assists. He was a key player of TianJin S., leading his team to a 131-113 easy win against the lower-ranked Zhejiang CB (#16, 8-19). The chances of TianJin S. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 15 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Sakakini could help TianJin S. to bring them higher in the standings. Sakakini has a great season in China. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.2rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lorenzo Brown (196-G-90) of Zhejiang CB - 44 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Qingdao E. - 40 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83) of Jiangsu TX - 32 points and 22 rebounds
7. Malcolm Thomas (206-F-88) of Jilin NE T. - 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) of TianJin S. - 30 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists
9. D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Guangzhou - 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Dwight Buycks (191-PG-89) of Fujian QB - 30 points, 7 rebounds and 13 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)



Anadolu Efes add Kirk to their roster, ex Guangzhou - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old American center Alex Kirk (211-114kg-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports). He supposed to play at Guangzhou Securities in Chinese CBA league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg this season. The last season Kirk played at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A where in 33 games he averaged remarkable 16.3ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.3bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Kirk has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks) and D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of New Mexico until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: For a big man, he is a very good passer and can make shots from 15-20 feet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.2 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Konjevic, Skrljevo18.5 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.17.6 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.2 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar16.2 
 10. Halilovic, GKK S.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 3. Arapovic, Cedevita7.4 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.3 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar7.3 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.3 
 8. Marinkovic, Zadar6.1 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 10. Slavica, Cibona5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS7.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.5 
 8. Petani, GKK Sibenik4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Johnson, Cibona4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.0 
 5. Katic, Cedevita1.8 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Sirko, KK Split1.8 
 8. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 9. Markulin, Jolly J.1.6 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan RAMLJAK
  KK Zagreb
  (203-SF-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ramljak, KK Zagreb2.0 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.6 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 8. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.0.8 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.8 
 10. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.7 



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 18-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 16-3 
 3. BK Decin 12-7 
 4. BK Kolin 11-8 
 5. BK Opava 10-9 
 6. USK Praha 9-10 
 7. Usti n/Labem 9-10 
 8. Prostejov 8-10 
 9. J.Hradec 6-13 
 10. MMCITE Brno 5-14 
 11. Svitavy 5-14 
 12. NH Ostrava 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 15: Usti n/Labem - MMCITE Brno 85-83
Jan. 14: NH Ostrava - CEZ Nymburk 83-104
Jan. 14: BK Kolin - USK Praha 69-71
Jan. 14: Svitavy - BK Opava 57-63
Jan. 15: BK Pardubice - J.Hradec 112-73
Jan. 16: Prostejov - BK Decin


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.8 
 3. Bakic, BK Kolin17.8 
 4. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.6 
 5. Pecka, Usti n.16.4 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.9 
 7. Painter, NH Ostrava15.7 
 8. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.7 
 9. Brooks, J.Hradec15.2 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.9 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Skinner, BK Kolin6.8 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 7. Pomikalek, BK De.6.5 
 8. Mickelson, Svitavy6.5 
 9. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.3 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 6. Sotnar, Usti n.4.7 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.7 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.5 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.3 
 10. Autrey, BK Pardu.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.3.2 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.2.1 
 6. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Autrey, BK Pardu.1.8 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hunter MICKELSON
  Svitavy
  (208-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 2. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 3. Canty, J.Hradec1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.3 
 6. Jacobs, Prostejov1.3 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.1.2 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.2 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 12-2 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 9-4 
 3. Nymburk B 9-4 
 4. Sokol Prazky 7-7 
 5. Loko Plzen 6-7 
 6. USK Praha B 6-7 
 7. Basket Kosice 6-8 
 8. GBA Sparta 5-8 
 9. Sokol Pisek 5-10 
 10. Vysocina 3-11 
Group B
 1. Zlin 13-1 
 2. Olomouc SK 11-3 
 3. Opava B 9-5 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 8-6 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 8-6 
 6. Ostrava 5-8 
 7. Pardubice 5-9 
 8. Prostejov B 5-9 
 9. Novy Jicin 4-9 
 10. Havirov 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Group A

Jan. 15: GBA Sparta - Sokol H.K. 89-99
Jan. 15: Slavoj Litom. - Basket Kosice 84-57
Jan. 13: Sokol Prazky - Loko Plzen 68-76
Jan. 13: Sokol Pisek - Vysocina 114-63
Jan. 15: Nymburk B - USK Praha B

Group B

Jan. 15: Zlin - Pardubice 77-71
Jan. 15: Sokol Slapanice - Olomouc Bbal 75-83
Jan. 15: Novy Jicin - Ostrava 75-70
Jan. 13: Olomouc SK - Opava B 57-56
Jan. 13: Prostejov B - Havirov 111-59



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Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 16-9 
 2. Delaware 87ers 13-10 
 3. Westchester K. 11-12 
 4. Long Island N. 9-16 
 5. Erie Bay H. 8-15 
 6. Greensboro S. 7-18 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 16-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 15-7 
 3. Canton C. 13-10 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 11-14 
 5. Windy City B. 7-14 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 19-5 
 2. N.Arizona S. 12-10 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 12-11 
 4. Reno B. 9-15 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-17 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 18-6 
 2. Oklahoma City B 16-9 
 3. Rio Grande VV 16-10 
 4. Texas L. 12-10 
 5. Austin S. 9-15 
 6. Iowa E. 3-20 

Regular Season: Round 60

Jan. 15: Sioux Falls S. - Reno B. 134-121
Jan. 15: Iowa E. - Greensboro S. 104-95

Regular Season: Round 61

Jan. 25: Raptors 905 - Texas L.
Jan. 25: Canton C. - Maine RC
Jan. 25: Long Island N. - Delaware 87ers
Jan. 25: Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 25: Reno B. - Sioux Falls S.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.2 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.0 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.5 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.1 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.5 
 7. Patterson, Reno B.22.3 
 8. Brown, Erie Bay H.22.1 
 9. Nader, Maine RC21.9 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.6 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.4 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.11.1 
 5. Zimmerman, Erie B.10.6 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 7. Long, Delaware.10.4 
 8. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 9. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Magette, Los A.9.8 
 2. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 3. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.5 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.1 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Cook, Canton C.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.2 
 2. Harris, Texas L.2.6 
 3. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 6. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Payton II, Rio G.2.1 
 9. Cousins, Reno B.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.9 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.8 
 3. Foster, Los A.2.3 
 4. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Ndour, Westches.1.9 
 10. Moreland, Canton C.1.9 


Warriors bring in the big guns, shoot down Stars - by Eurobasket News

The Santa Cruz Warriors at times struggled with Patrick McCaw (6'7''-G-95, college: UNLV), Kevon Looney (6'9''-F-96, college: UCLA) and Damian Jones (7'0''-C-95, college: Vanderbilt) in their starting lineup Friday night against the visiting Salt Lake City Stars. It appeared they might need to call upon the efforts of Draymond Green, who sat courtside to watch his three Golden State teammates at Kaiser Permanente Arena. But another fourth-quarter comeback - and another massive, off-the-bench individual performance for Santa Cruz - ensured the Warriors' hot play of late continued. Reserve forward James Southerland looked like another one of Green's Golden State teammates when he caught fire from behind the arc Friday to lead the Warriors in their fourth-quarter comeback, dropping the Stars 113-104 in front of a sell-out crowd. Looney was solid, to be sure, finishing with 18 points and a Santa Cruz season-high 20 rebounds in just 23 minutes of work. But Southerland stole the show - and perhaps the win from Salt Lake City's grasp - when he deposited 17 of his game-high 29 points in the final stanza. 'To see James get hot, it was a lot of fun,' Looney said. 'It's something I'm used to (seeing at Golden State), and it was good to see him play well.' Southerland was 6 of 12 from 3-point range. And with a fourth-quarter offense geared around him hoisting improbable shots from beyond the arc, the 6-foot-8 forward made all four attempts and drew a shooting foul on another. The spark was all Santa Cruz needed. It led to a 20-8 run to start the fourth quarter and, eventually, the Warriors' seventh win in their last 10 games. 'James is an interesting guy. It doesn't matter what the situation is, he's just gonna shoot it,' said Warriors coach Casey Hill , who was feeling nostalgic after the game by sporting a Dakota Wizards hoodie. 'Tonight, he got hot and we were able to find him - both in screening situations and with him spacing the floor.' Phil Pressey (5'11''-PG-91, college: Missouri) finished with 20 points to go along with seven assists, while Alex Hamilton (6'4''-G-93, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) provided nine points and a game-high 11 assists off the bench. Many of those dishes were to Looney, who also dominated on offense in the fourth quarter. Though his game was seemingly forgotten at times by Salt Lake City, Looney was the beneficiary of multiple put-back dunks and lack of help defense by the Stars, who were outscored 38-24 in the fourth quarter. Rebounding is where the 6-9 big earned his pay Friday, surpassing the season-high rebounding mark for the team through the first three quarters. Looney surpassed Dennis Clifford (7'1''-C-92, college: Boston Coll.)'s mark of 17 boards set on Dec. 9 with 18 rebounds in his first 18 minutes of play. 'I feel like I got stronger. I feel better, more in shape and more confident in slides and basketball movements,' Looney said of his development. Hill agreed with the sentiment. 'I think a lot of the stuff you saw tonight was a lot of the stuff you were seeing last year, but with him in way better shape, a good summer under his belt and a little bit more confidence,' Hill said of Looney, who played in 12 games for Santa Cruz last season while on assignment. 'He's got the same nose for the basketball.' Hill said he felt no added pressure to win Friday's game, despite the beefed-up roster. Not since February 2014 has Santa Cruz played with as many as three players on assignment from Golden State. In fact, Friday's tilt was just the third game since the team relocated to Santa Cruz for the 2012-13 season that the NBA parent club had assigned three players simultaneously to Surf City. Santa Cruz is now 3-0 with three assignment players in the rotation. 'Winning is a bonus, but the most important thing is getting these guys what they need,' Hill said. 'It's been good so far,' he added. 'I thought all three of them did a good job of seamlessly rolling into what we were doing. We had a couple of nasty possessions here and there, but that happens when you have new faces in the lineup. 'We got through it and I thought we finished the game strong.' McCaw struggled to find his shot in the first half. Though it appeared the 6-foot-7 rookie out of UNLV would catch fire - he had several shots rim in-and-out - McCaw finished with just five first-half points on 2-of-8 shooting, 1 of 5 from behind the arc. He had 10 for the game on 3-of-9 shooting to go along with five assists, while Jones finished with six points and seven rebounds. Hill said he liked McCaw's effort and energy. 'Offensively, he hasn't made shots down here. But he hasn't been afraid to shoot them either, which is a good sign,' Hill said of McCaw, who was playing for the second time in Santa Cruz this season. 'We need to continue to show that trend and he'll start making shots down here.' Looney was a different story. The second-year big man, playing for the first time this season in Santa Cruz, asserted himself in the paint, either fighting through traffic or muscling for rebounds. He pulled down 10 boards by the break. Salt Lake City took a 59-57 lead at the midway point, taking advantage of Santa Cruz's out-of-sorts play early on to lead by as many as 11 points in the first half. The Stars had a 20-4 run in the first quarter and a 12-0 run in the second quarter, so it was small victory for the Warriors to be trailing by just two at the break. Southerland's play off the bench kept it close, though. The 6-8 forward, who caught fire in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win, carried over his deep-range game with 12 first-half points. He didn't score again until the fourth quarter, which began with Santa Cruz trailing 80-75. 'I would much rather have a 38-point third quarter,' Hill said of the recent come-from-behind efforts. 'But I'll take what I can get.'
Courtesy of: santacruzsentinel.com



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Alexela KML Round 13: TTU defeat Valga in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 13 in the Alexela KML took place in Valga. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Valga (5-10) to fourth ranked TTU (7-4) 68-66 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. TTU made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Valga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Sten Olmre (192-95) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Latvian guard Reinis Strupovics (190-87) responded with 18 points (made all of his seven free throws). TTU maintains fourth place with 7-4 record. Valga at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
Alexela KML top team - Kalev/Cramo (10-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Noorteliiga (0-9) in Tallinn 112-59. The former international guard Martin Dorbek (194-91) nailed 21 points and 5 assists for the winning side and Rain Veideman accounted for 14 points and 5 assists. point guard Ron-Arnar Pehka (185-98) came up with 26 points for Noorteliiga in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 10-2 record, which they share with TU/Rock. Noorteliiga at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Kalev/Cramo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn .
The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Parnu (7-6) played at the court of 8th ranked TLU/Kalev (3-10). Parnu managed to secure a 6-point victory 75-69 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TLU/Kalev. Domagoj Bubalo fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Djordje Dzeletovic produced 15 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Parnu maintains fifth place with 7-6 record. Loser TLU/Kalev keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Parnu will meet at home higher ranked Rapla (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Noorteliiga.

In the last two games of round 13 Tarvas was destroyed by TU/Rock on the opponent's court 110-64. Valga were outscored by TLU/Kalev in a home game 78-99.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 11 rebounds by Dominykas Milka of TU/Rock.


TU/Rock - Tarvas 110-64

Very expected game in Tartu where 7th ranked BC Rakvere (3-9) was crushed by second ranked TU/Rock (10-2) 110-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BC Rakvere's 30. TU/Rock looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Mart Rosenthal (194-99) chipped in 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five TU/Rock players scored in double figures. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. TU/Rock keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Kalev/Cramo. BC Rakvere lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. TU/Rock will meet Valga (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. BC Rakvere will play against Noorteliiga in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: J.Baker 17+7reb+2ast, S.Post 13+4reb+5ast, O.Metsalu 11+5reb+4ast, S.Saaremael 8+4reb+2ast, T.Peil 8+7reb+1ast, A.Talu 5
TU/Rock: D.Milka 26+11reb+3ast, M.Rosenthal 24+5reb+4ast, J.Talts 15+8reb+3ast, M.Thomas 13+2reb+5ast, G.Dorbek 10+2reb+1ast, H.Eelmae 8+2reb+2ast
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Valga - TTU 66-68

The most exciting game of round 13 in the Alexela KML took place in Valga. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Valga (5-10) to fourth ranked TTU (7-4) 68-66 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. TTU made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Valga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Sten Olmre (192-95) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four TTU players scored in double figures. At the losing side Latvian guard Reinis Strupovics (190-87) responded with 18 points (made all of his seven free throws) and the former international center Rain Raadik (208-89) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. TTU maintains fourth place with 7-4 record. Valga at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
Top scorers:
Valga: R.Strupovics 18+4reb+3ast, K.Kanbergs 12+1reb+1ast, R.Raadik 9+7reb+1ast, R.Lindments 8+2reb+1ast, I.Rihards Zvigurs 6+4reb+3ast, V.Veski 5+2reb
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 24+11reb+1ast, S.Olmre 13+5reb+5ast, K.Akenparg 12+2reb+2ast, T.Raadik 10+3reb+3ast, N.Vujovic 5+8reb, S.Viilup 4+3reb
gschID: 524418


TLU/Kalev - Parnu 69-75

The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Parnu (7-6) played at the court of 8th ranked TLU/Kalev (3-10). Parnu managed to secure a 6-point victory 75-69 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TLU/Kalev. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But TLU/Kalev won fourth quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Parnu made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Saimon Sutt (200-95) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and the former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Parnu maintains fifth place with 7-6 record. Loser TLU/Kalev keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Parnu will meet at home higher ranked Rapla (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Noorteliiga.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: D.Dzeletovic 15+5reb+3ast, K.Saage 14+2reb+3ast, W.Readus 12+3reb, R.Tamm 12+5reb+1ast, K.Saks 8+9reb+1ast, J.Vahter 5+3reb+1ast
Parnu: D.Bubalo 19+7reb+3ast, S.Sutt 14+5reb+4ast, M.Kirves 12+6reb+3ast, R.Hallik 10+3reb+2ast, N.Kabin 10+3reb+2ast, E.Seskus 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 524417


Noorteliiga - Kalev/Cramo 59-112

Alexela KML top team - Kalev/Cramo (10-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Noorteliiga (0-9) in Tallinn 112-59. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. Noorteliiga was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Noorteliiga's 32. Kalev/Cramo forced 21 Noorteliiga turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Noorteliiga's players. Kalev/Cramo brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The former international guard Martin Dorbek (194-91) nailed 21 points and 5 assists for the winning side and the former international guard Rain Veideman (192-91) accounted for 14 points and 5 assists. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Point guard Ron-Arnar Pehka (185-98) came up with 26 points and Taavi Jurkatamm (201-97) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Noorteliiga in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 10-2 record, which they share with TU/Rock. Noorteliiga at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Kalev/Cramo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn .
Top scorers:
Noorteliiga: R.Pehka 26+3reb, T.Jurkatamm 12+5reb+1ast, R.Pehka 7+1reb+2ast, C.Jurgens 7+2reb+2ast, J.Sein 3+2reb, H.Georg-Simon 2
Kalev/Cramo: M.Dorbek 21+4reb+5ast, M.Gladness 14+6reb, R.Veideman 14+2reb+5ast, C.Simmons 13+4reb, M.Tass 13+1reb+5ast, G.Arbet 12+2reb
gschID: 524416


Valga - TLU/Kalev 78-99

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked TLU/Kalev (3-10) smashed on the road 6th ranked Valga (5-10) 99-78 on Tuesday. The game without a history. TLU/Kalev led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) fired 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Latvian Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Valga players scored in double figures. TLU/Kalev maintains eighth place with 3-10 record. Loser Valga keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Noorteliiga.
Top scorers:
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 20+12reb+6ast, R.Lindments 19+5reb+1ast, R.Strupovics 15+3reb+1ast, A.Bricis 14+4reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 8, S.Silavs 2+2reb+6ast
TLU/Kalev: D.Dzeletovic 36+8reb+2ast, R.Tamm 13+7reb+3ast, M.Kurg 13+1reb+1ast, K.Saage 9+2reb+8ast, T.Talumaa 9+6reb+3ast, K.Saks 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 524415





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Anadolu Efes add Kirk to their roster, ex Guangzhou - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old American center Alex Kirk (211-114kg-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports). He supposed to play at Guangzhou Securities in Chinese CBA league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg this season. The last season Kirk played at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A where in 33 games he averaged remarkable 16.3ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.3bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Kirk has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks) and D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of New Mexico until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: For a big man, he is a very good passer and can make shots from 15-20 feet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje21.9 
 2. Allen, Kormend20.9 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines20.0 
 4. Clark, Chalon19.7 
 5. Jefferson, Gazia.19.2 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.19.1 
 7. Jeter, Groningen18.7 
 8. Bozov, Rilski18.5 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .18.3 
 10. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Siauliai
  (204-C/F-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.9.8 
 3. Elegar, Enisey9.6 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.3 
 5. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk9.2 
 6. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 7. Jevtovic, Steaua C.7.8 
 8. Dudzinski, Steaua C.7.8 
 9. Barro, UBT C.7.7 
 10. Solomon, Gravelines7.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.8.9 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.8.3 
 3. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.7.6 
 4. Petty, Kormend7.3 
 5. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 6. Jeter, Groningen6.7 
 7. Massamba, Soder.6.0 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.5.6 
 10. Parker, Rilski5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  AEK
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart2.9 
 3. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.6 
 4. Petty, Kormend2.4 
 5. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 6. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.3 
 7. Eldridge, Demir I.2.2 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 9. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 10. Parker, Rilski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxym KORNIYENKO
  Lukoil A.
  (205-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.8 
 2. Lessort, Nanterre1.8 
 3. Fall, Chalon1.7 
 4. Elegar, Enisey1.6 
 5. Mobley, Apoel1.5 
 6. Lazar, Targu Mures1.3 
 7. Anderson, Antwerp1.3 
 8. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk1.2 
 9. West, Siauliai1.2 
 10. Spires, Sodertalje1.1 



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 12-4 
 2. Espoo United 11-4 
 3. Oulun NMKY 9-6 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 8-6 
 5. ToPo 8-7 
 6. Jarvenpaa 7-8 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 6-9 
 8. FoKoPo 6-10 
 9. Pyrinto II 4-10 
 10. HBA-Marsky 4-11 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 11-3 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 11-4 
 3. Espoo Basket 11-5 
 4. Ura Basket 10-4 
 5. Korikouvot 10-4 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 10-6 
 7. HyPo 7-6 
 8. HNMKY U23 6-9 
 9. Karkkila 6-9 
 10. JyWe 4-11 
 11. PeU-Basket 4-11 
 12. Munkkiniemen 3-11 
 13. Namika Lr 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Division A

Jan. 13: Porvoon Tarmo - Jyvaskyla BA 85-94
Jan. 15: Espoo United - Jarvenpaa 74-59
Jan. 15: Jyvaskyla BA - Oulun NMKY 73-69
Jan. 13: FoKoPo - Espoo United 73-110
Jan. 12: ToPo - Jarvenpaa 72-75
Jan. 15: Pyrinto II - Porvoon Tarmo 71-74
Jan. 12: HBA-Marsky - Lahti 66-81

Division B

Jan. 12: Ura Basket - TuNMKY 94-74
Jan. 15: Ura Basket - HNMKY U23 89-83
Jan. 15: PuHu Juniorit - TuNMKY 84-90
Jan. 15: PeU-Basket - HyPo 83-84
Jan. 13: Karkkila - PeU-Basket 80-77
Jan. 13: JyWe - Korikouvot 79-85
Jan. 15: Espoo Basket - Munkkiniemen 79-69
Jan. 13: HNMKY U23 - Espoo Basket 76-84
Jan. 13: PuHu Juniorit - Raholan Pyrkiva 71-73
Jan. 15: Karkkila - Raholan Pyrkiva 69-91
Jan. 13: Munkkiniemen - Namika Lr 64-83

Regular Season: Round 15

Division A

Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky
Jan. 19: ToPo - Pyrinto II
Jan. 20: Lahti - Jyvaskyla BA
Jan. 20: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa
Jan. 21: Oulun NMKY - Espoo United
Jan. 22: Oulun NMKY - ToPo
Jan. 22: Lahti - FoKoPo
Jan. 23: Jyvaskyla BA - Pyrinto II

Division B

Jan. 18: Korikouvot - Namika Lr
Jan. 19: PeU-Basket - Ura Basket
Jan. 22: HyPo - Espoo Basket
Jan. 22: Raholan Pyrkiva - JyWe
Jan. 22: TuNMKY - Korikouvot
Jan. 22: Karkkila - Ura Basket
Jan. 22: Munkkiniemen - HNMKY U23
Jan. 22: Namika Lr - PeU-Basket


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 37
 1. Upchurch, HyPo37.0 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Maxhuni, HBA-M.25.0 
 4. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.7 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.4 
 6. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.9 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 9. Clark, Porvoon .22.7 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket14.5 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.3 
 6. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 7. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 8. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.1 
 9. Kantonen, Korik.10.7 
 10. Coleman, Jarvenpaa10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Kantonen, Korik.6.3 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .6.2 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.8 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.7 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.5 
 7. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.4 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.3 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
 10. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.8 
 2. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 3. Moore, ToPo2.6 
 4. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.5 
 5. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.4 
 6. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 7. Kuusisto, ToPo2.4 
 8. Engelvuori, Namika Lr2.3 
 9. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Ekimov, JyWe1.6 
 3. Lehtinen, PuHu J.1.5 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 8. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 
 9. Fields, Lahti1.2 
 10. Harvey, Oulun N.1.2 


Hollins' 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old swingman Austin Hollins (195-F/G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kauhajoki and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had the game-high 32 points adding eight rebounds for Kauhajoki as his team lost the game against Salon Vilpas (#2, 16-5) 86-96. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kauhajoki moved-up to the 4th position in Finnish league. Kauhajoki is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 22 games. In the team's last game Hollins had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kauhajoki's top player in his first season with the team. University of Minnesota graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hollins is in league's top in points (9th best: 16.6ppg) and averages solid 54.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Monyea Pratt (196-SF-85) of KTP Basket. He is American in his first season at KTP Basket. In the last game Pratt recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Of course KTP Basket cruised to a 87-76 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked BC Nokia (#7, 8-14). KTP Basket's 9th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-14 record. Pratt is a newcomer at KTP Basket and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-G/F-90) of Kataja Basket (#3). Bradley scored 17 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kataja Basket, leading his team to a 103-68 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Lapua (#5, 11-10). Kataja Basket needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 6 lost games. Bradley has a very solid season. In 13 games in Finland he scored 11.2ppg. He also has 5.3rpg and FGP: 57.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Teemu Rannikko (189-PG-80) of Kataja Basket - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82) of KTP Basket - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Topias Palmi (194-SG-94) of Pyrinto - 21 points and 4 rebounds
7. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87) of Pyrinto - 21 points and 6 rebounds
8. Michael Pounds (189-G-88) of Salon Vilpas - 22 points and 3 rebounds
9. Juho Nenonen (202-SF-87) of Salon Vilpas - 18 points and 3 rebounds
10. Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83) of BC Nokia - 20 points and 10 rebounds

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



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 14-2 
 2. Chalon 12-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 11-5 
 4. Nanterre 10-6 
 5. Le Mans 9-7 
 6. Paris-Levallois 9-7 
 7. ASVEL 9-7 
 8. Gravelines 8-7 
 9. Strasbourg 8-8 
 10. Le Portel 7-8 
 11. Limoges 7-9 
 12. Hyeres-Toulon 7-9 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-9 
 14. Cholet 6-10 
 15. Orleans 6-10 
 16. Dijon 5-11 
 17. Antibes 5-11 
 18. Nancy 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 15: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Limoges 89-57
Jan. 14: ASVEL - Nancy 84-71
Jan. 14: Monaco - Nanterre 84-70
Jan. 13: Dijon - Orleans 76-84
Jan. 13: Paris-Levallois - Strasbourg 75-65
Jan. 14: Chalons-Reims - Chalon 74-69
Jan. 14: Cholet - Hyeres-Toulon 66-86
Jan. 13: Antibes - Le Mans 54-58
Jan. 16: Gravelines - Le Portel

Round 14

Jan. 7: Gravelines - Nanterre 91-81


ProB Round 14: STB Le Havre defeat leader Provence Basket - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Provence Basket (12-2) on the court of fifth ranked STB Le Havre on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by STB Le Havre 70-64. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Provence Basket won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 assists. The other American import point guard Josh Greene (183-92, college: CS Northridge) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds for Provence Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. STB Le Havre (9-5) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. STB Le Havre are looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#7) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Poitiers (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Charleville. Sixth ranked Denain Voltaire (8-6) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) 88-86 on Saturday evening. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Darnell Harris chipped in 16 points during the contest. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Denain Voltaire moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nantes and Lille. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Bourg. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Saint-Quentin and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Roanne between JA Vichy and Chorale de Roanne. Eighth ranked JA Vichy (7-7) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Chorale de Roanne (6-8). JA Vichy managed to escape with a 2-point win 96-94 in the game for the eighth place. Charles-Henri Bronchard notched 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by Joe Burton did not help to save the game for Chorale de Roanne. JA Vichy maintains eighth position with 7-7 record. Loser Chorale de Roanne keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. JA Vichy will meet at home ALM Evreux (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Nantes (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nantes (8-6) and Poitiers (6-8), which took place in Poitiers. Higher ranked Nantes lost to fifteenth ranked Poitiers in a road game 56-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Nantes. The best player for the winners was Mickael Var who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Poitiers moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Nantes at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be league's leader Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nantes will play at home against Chorale de Roanne (#10) and hope to win that game.
The game between 11th ranked ALM Evreux (6-8) and third ranked JL Bourg (10-4) in Evreux on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bourg outscored ALM Evreux 76-57. American players dominated the game. Zachery Peacock orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Charleville. Loser ALM Evreux dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. JL Bourg will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#16) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play on the road against JA Vichy (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Boulazac beat St Quentin on the road 71-65. Boulogne lost to Lille on its own court 63-71. St Chamond unfortunately lost to Blois in a road game 72-89. Maurienne managed to beat Rouen at home 95-84.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 20 points and 6 rebounds by Jarvis Williams of Boulazac.


St Quentin - Boulazac 65-71

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Boulazac Basket (6-8) beat on the road higher ranked Saint-Quentin (6-8) 71-65 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Saint-Quentin won third quarter 11-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boulazac Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Saint-Quentin's 30. American guard Anthony Roberson (188-83, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points. The other American import power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) added 14 points in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Boulazac Basket moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Saint-Quentin. Saint-Quentin lost fourth consecutive game. Boulazac Basket will face Aix-Maurienne (#11) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: A.Roberson 28+1reb+1ast, J.Williams 20+6reb, A.Tanghe 10+2reb+1ast, A.Salmon 4+5reb+1ast, T.Sapp 4+1reb+1ast, G.Clerc 3+2reb+4ast
St Quentin: P.Drouault 14+4reb+3ast, R.Rhoomes 11+11reb, E.Polynice 10+4reb+1ast, M.Mutuale 8+5reb+4ast, H.Laroche 6+1reb+3ast, E.Maraux 5+1reb
gschID: 484396


Roanne - Vichy Clermont 94-96

A very close game took place in Roanne between JA Vichy and Chorale de Roanne. Eighth ranked JA Vichy (7-7) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Chorale de Roanne (6-8). JA Vichy managed to escape with a 2-point win 96-94 in the game for the eighth place. Chorale de Roanne trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 94-96 at the end of the game. JA Vichy made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) notched 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) did not help to save the game for Chorale de Roanne. Point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) added 15 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Four JA Vichy and five Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. JA Vichy maintains eighth position with 7-7 record. Loser Chorale de Roanne keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. JA Vichy will meet at home ALM Evreux (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Nantes (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Bronchard 21+5reb+1ast, D.Denave 21+1reb+3ast, D.Ware 17+4reb+4ast, R.Morency 12+7reb+1ast, J.Cole 9+1reb+2ast, D.Byars 7+3reb+1ast
Roanne: J.Burton 21+9reb+3ast, A.Hollins 16+5reb+1ast, A.Rozenfeld 15+1reb+7ast, A.Gavrilovic 15+7reb, C.Cavallo 11+2reb+1ast, A.Kanervo 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484395


Poitiers - Nantes 68-56

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nantes (8-6) and Poitiers (6-8), which took place in Poitiers. Higher ranked Nantes lost to fifteenth ranked Poitiers in a road game 56-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Nantes. Poitiers forced 22 Nantes turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Nantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was power forward Mickael Var (205-90) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Poitiers moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Nantes at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be league's leader Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nantes will play at home against Chorale de Roanne (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: M.Var 19+5reb, D.Reed 15+7reb, Y.Fall 10+6reb, C.Leonard 9+3reb, M.Joseph 7+6reb+1ast, S.Omar Doumbouya 4+5reb
Nantes: V.Bigote 15+4reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 11+12reb+1ast, C.McKnight 9+8reb+1ast, G.Michel 6+3reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 5+2reb+1ast, K.Mitchell 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 484394


Charleville - Denain 86-88

Important game to mention about took place in Charleville. Sixth ranked Denain Voltaire (8-6) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) 88-86 on Saturday evening. Charleville-Mezieres was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 49-43 second half run of Denain Voltaire. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Darnell Harris (184-86, college: La Salle) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Denain Voltaire moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nantes and Lille. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Bourg. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Saint-Quentin and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Denain: D.Harris 16+1reb+3ast, J.Cazenobe 15+8reb+2ast, K.Spain 10+6reb+4ast, Y.Smock 10+2reb, T.Tarpey 10+2reb+2ast, B.Gillet 8+1ast
Charleville: W.Brown 21+5reb, M.Kone 19+10reb+2ast, M.Hermannsson 12+2reb+10ast, D.Bouquet 12+1reb+3ast, V.Mukuna 9+1reb+1ast, S.Buterlevicius 6+1reb
gschID: 484391


Boulogne - Lille 63-71

Very expected game when 16th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-10) lost to seventh ranked Lille Metropole (8-6) in Boulogne-sur-Mer 63-71 on Saturday. SO Maritime Boulogne was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) replied with 15 points and 6 assists and Kadri Moendadze (191-94) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. Lille Metropole moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nantes and Denain. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the sixteenth position with ten games lost. Lille Metropole will face ADA Blois (#9) at home in the next round. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's second-placed JL Bourg (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lille: D.Jones 20+7reb+1ast, D.Burton 14+2reb, J.Traore 12+9reb+3ast, T.Ceci-Diop 8+3reb, B.Pamba-Juille 7+1reb+4ast, J.MBida 6+6reb+1ast
Boulogne: T.Gipson 15+4reb+6ast, K.Moendadze 11+7reb+1ast, W.de Jong 9+3reb+4ast, X.Corosine 8, G.Paumier 8+7reb, K.Mendy 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484390


Blois - St Chamond 89-72

Rather predictable result when thirteenth ranked ADA Blois (6-8) won against at home bottom-ranked Saint Chamond (4-10) 89-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ADA Blois. Saint Chamond was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ADA Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Benjamin Monclar (191-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists. American Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. ADA Blois' coach Mickael Hay used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Stephane Gombauld (205-97) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Saint Chamond. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ADA Blois moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Saint Chamond dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. ADA Blois will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Saint Chamond will play against SPO Rouen (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blois: B.Monclar 22+2reb+5ast, L.Wilson 18+6reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 12+7reb+6ast, M.Diame 10+10reb, F.Tortosa 9+5reb+1ast, F.Turner 6+4reb+7ast
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 15+5reb+2ast, S.Gombauld 13+5reb+2ast, B.Walker 10+2reb+3ast, J.Rinna 10+6reb+3ast, K.Larson 9+3reb, E.Zukauskas 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 484388


Le Havre - Provence Basket 70-64

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Provence Basket (12-2) on the court of fifth ranked STB Le Havre on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by STB Le Havre 70-64. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Provence Basket won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 assists. The other American import point guard Josh Greene (183-92, college: CS Northridge) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Raphael Desroses (199-80) added 15 points in the effort for Provence Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. STB Le Havre (9-5) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. STB Le Havre are looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#7) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Poitiers (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.King 17+1reb+5ast, J.Greene 12+2reb+4ast, O.Sanchez 9+5reb+3ast, F.Paschal 8+7reb+2ast, D.Odiakosa 7+9reb+1ast, N.Pope 7+4reb
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 15+6reb+1ast, R.Desroses 15+3reb+1ast, B.Waldow 11+4reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 7+4reb+7ast, A.Broussard 7+3reb+3ast, M.Dia 5
gschID: 484393


Evreux - Bourg 57-76

The game between 11th ranked ALM Evreux (6-8) and third ranked JL Bourg (10-4) in Evreux on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bourg outscored ALM Evreux 76-57. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. ALM Evreux was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated the game. Center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. Point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for ALM Evreux. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Charleville. Loser ALM Evreux dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. JL Bourg will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#16) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play on the road against JA Vichy (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bourg: Z.Peacock 21+12reb+2ast, G.Sim 19+2reb+6ast, Y.Ndoye 9+7reb+1ast, P.Braud 8+2reb, P.Pelos 8+9reb+2ast, M.Courby 7+2reb+1ast
Evreux: C.Henry 13+3reb+7ast, C.Walker 11+5reb, B.Pinault 9, S.Mekdad 7+5reb+1ast, A.Anagonye 7+7reb, K.Corre 5+1reb
gschID: 484392


Maurienne - Rouen 95-84

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked SPO Rouen (4-10) lost to thirteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-8) in Aix-les-Bains 84-95 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. SPO Rouen was better in second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded SPO Rouen 37-22 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aix-Maurienne shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St., agency: HMS) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) replied with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Derrick Colter (180-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for SPO Rouen. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the sixteenth position with ten games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Boulazac Basket (#14) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. SPO Rouen will play against Saint Chamond and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: K.Atamna 22+2reb+5ast, M.Sonko 15+6reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 10+2reb+5ast, R.Dardaine 10+6reb+3ast, A.Williamson 10+11reb+4ast, P.Dambrauskas 9+3reb+5ast
Rouen: J.Fairell 17+3reb, D.Colter 16+3reb+4ast, H.Palsson 14+6reb+4ast, S.Ho You Fat 12+2reb, J.Woodard 12+3reb+3ast, G.Curier 4+1reb
gschID: 484389





NM1 Round 18: Lourdes-Tarbes upset Souffel - by Eurobasket News

Fourth defeat of league's leader Souffelweyersheim (14-4) against ninth ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-8) 74-72 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for Lithuanian power forward Mantas Virbalas (202-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) replied with 17 points for Souffelweyersheim. Lourdes-Tarbes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Quimper. Souffelweyersheim will play next round against strong Caen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lourdes-Tarbes will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen in Bischwiller.
The game had a very big importance for ninth-ranked Orchesien BC as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Orchesien BC edged second-best Quimper UJAP on the road 87-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. American point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Zarko Rakocevic chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) with 24 points and 6 rebounds. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 3 other teams. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top place with five games lost. Quimper UJAP will play next round against Lorient trying to get back on the winning streak. Orchesien BC will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Vendee Challans at home.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Vitre (8-10) and SAP Vaucluse (6-12), which took place in Vitre. Higher ranked Vitre lost at home to seventeenth ranked SAP Vaucluse 60-70 on Saturday. Cheick Soumaoro notched 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds by Aleksandar Radulovic did not help to save the game for Vitre. SAP Vaucluse maintains seventeenth position with 6-12 record. Vitre lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Angers BC and ALS Basket. SAP Vaucluse will meet at home higher ranked Angers BC (#11) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vitre will play against Saint Vallier and hope to secure a win.
The game between fourth ranked Caen (12-6) and 12th ranked ALS Basket (8-10) in Caen ended with biggest points difference. Caen outscored guests from Andrezieux 105-60. The best player for the winners was Thomas Cornely who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Caen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with RAC Basket. ALS Basket lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. ALS Basket will play against UB Chartres (#7) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: St Vallier was beaten by RAC Basket on the road 93-77. Challans lost to Rennes on its own court 75-90. Lorient unfortunately lost to GET Vosges in Golbey 64-71. Angers BC was rolled over Chartres at home 65-90.


Quimper - Orchies 86-87

The game had a very big importance for ninth-ranked Orchesien BC as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Orchesien BC edged second-best Quimper UJAP on the road 87-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 25-18 third quarter run of Orchesien BC. They made 25-of-27 charity shots (92.6 percent) during the game. American point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) with 24 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Maxime Choplin (181-92) scored 16 points and 8 assists. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 3 other teams. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top place with five games lost. Quimper UJAP will play next round against Lorient trying to get back on the winning streak. Orchesien BC will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Vendee Challans at home.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 24+6reb+1ast, M.Choplin 16+4reb+8ast, V.Bobrov 11+8reb+6ast, K.Mondesir 10+2reb+1ast, M.Tensorer 9+3reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 8+3reb+4ast
Orchies: B.Smith 21+6reb+6ast, Z.Rakocevic 20+5reb+2ast, S.Cisse 14+7reb+1ast, A.Racine 11+2reb+3ast, H.Dumortier 11+4ast, J.Verbeke 7+1ast
gschID: 484917


RAC Basket - St Vallier 93-77

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Rueil (12-6) beat at home 6th ranked Saint Vallier (10-8) 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. Saint Vallier was better in second period 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rueil forced 21 Saint Vallier turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Saint Vallier helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Lamine Sambe (188-89) chipped in 23 points. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) who recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Sade Aded Hussein (208-93) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Rueil maintains third position with 12-6 record behind leader Quimper, which they share with Caen. Saint Vallier at the other side keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against Vitre (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 25+8reb+2ast, V.Ateba 15+3ast, S.Aded Hussein 12+12reb+2ast, P.Njiba 9+5reb+3ast, R.Gregoire 7+10reb, T.Lefebvre 7+3reb+6ast
RAC Basket: L.Sambe 23+1ast, W.Felder 22+6reb, J.Bichard 13+1reb+7ast, R.Anderson 10+11reb+2ast, K.Gourari 8+5reb+4ast, S.Rafai 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 484914


Caen - ALS Basket 105-60

The game between fourth ranked Caen (12-6) and 12th ranked ALS Basket (8-10) in Caen ended with biggest points difference. Caen outscored guests from Andrezieux 105-60. The game without a history. Caen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Caen forced 22 ALS Basket turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by ALS Basket's players. The best player for the winners was guard Thomas Cornely (190-91) who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Center Moustapha Diarra (204-87, college: USF) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Five Caen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) who recorded 9 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Caen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with RAC Basket. ALS Basket lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. ALS Basket will play against UB Chartres (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Christnel 15+1reb+1ast, J.Brooks 13+3reb+3ast, P.Blackwell 9+7reb+3ast, Y.Bassine 5+3reb+1ast, B.Tardy 4+4reb+1ast, S.Neri 4+1reb+5ast
Caen: R.Gordon 16+2reb+1ast, T.Cornely 16+6reb+9ast, M.Diarra 14+10reb+3ast, S.Cape 13+4reb+5ast, J.Sinica 13+1reb+3ast, B.Monteiro 13+3reb+6ast
gschID: 484910


Challans - Rennes 75-90

Very expected game when 14th ranked Vendee Challans (7-11) lost at home to tenth ranked Union Rennes (9-9) 90-75. The game was mostly controlled by Union Rennes. Vendee Challans was better in third quarter 27-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Union Rennes dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Vendee Challans' 26. Union Rennes players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87) who recorded 22 points and 5 assists and American power forward Jason Jones (202-86, college: Northeastern St.) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Newly promoted Union Rennes maintains tenth position with 9-9 record. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the fourteenth place with 11 games lost. Union Rennes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Rueil (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vendee Challans will play against Orchesien BC (#9) in Orchies and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Challans: I.Saounera 22+4reb+5ast, J.Jones 19+5reb+1ast, J.Barham 10+5reb+5ast, D.Gentil 9+1reb+2ast, D.Cox 8+6reb, D.Petrovic 7+4reb+1ast
Rennes: V.Zivkovic 22+1reb+1ast, D.Davis 18+5reb+4ast, A.Hill 17+3reb+4ast, P.Gautier 9+3reb+3ast, L.Negrobar 9+6reb+2ast, S.Ben Driss 8+8reb
gschID: 484913


Vitre - SAP Vaucluse 60-70

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Vitre (8-10) and SAP Vaucluse (6-12), which took place in Vitre. Higher ranked Vitre lost at home to seventeenth ranked SAP Vaucluse 60-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SAP Vaucluse. Vitre managed to win third quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) notched 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) supported him with 11 points and 7 assists. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds by Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-83) did not help to save the game for Vitre. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. SAP Vaucluse maintains seventeenth position with 6-12 record. Vitre lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Angers BC and ALS Basket. SAP Vaucluse will meet at home higher ranked Angers BC (#11) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vitre will play against Saint Vallier and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vitre: A.Radulovic 12+10reb+3ast, A.Belkessa 10+4reb+1ast, D.Quincy-Jones 8+4reb+3ast, M.Claveau 8+1reb, S.Pejovic 8+1reb+2ast, G.Merie 8+6reb+4ast
SAP Vaucluse: C.Soumaoro 15+9reb, B.Davis 11+4reb+3ast, D.Geiger 11+2reb+7ast, A.Liorel 9+5reb+2ast, D.Tarvydas 8+2reb+3ast, B.Pierard 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 484909


Lourdes - Souffel 74-72

Fourth defeat of league's leader Souffelweyersheim (14-4) against ninth ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-8) 74-72 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for Lithuanian power forward Mantas Virbalas (202-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) replied with 17 points and American point guard Fabyon Harris (180-91, college: Texas A&M) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Souffelweyersheim. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Lourdes-Tarbes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Quimper. Souffelweyersheim will play next round against strong Caen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lourdes-Tarbes will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen in Bischwiller.
Top scorers:
Souffel: E.Mendy 17+4reb+3ast, F.Harris 13+3reb+5ast, G.Staniulis 12+6reb+1ast, V.Correia 12+8reb+1ast, R.Kayembe 8+5reb+1ast, F.Minet 4+2reb+5ast
Lourdes: M.Virbalas 29+10reb+2ast, A.Thimon 12+1reb, E.Bosc 10+7reb+1ast, X.d'Almeida 9+6reb+9ast, J.Demuynck 7+3reb+2ast, F.Lesca 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 484916


GET Vosges - Lorient 71-64

Very predictable result when fifth ranked GET Vosges (11-7) won against 14th ranked Lorient (7-11) in Golbey 71-64. GET Vosges maintains fifth position with 11-7 record. Newly promoted Lorient keeps the fourteenth place with 11 games lost. GET Vosges' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris which should be an easy win for them. Lorient will play at home against the league's leader Quimper UJAP (#1) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 484912


Angers BC - Chartres 65-90

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Angers BC (8-10) was outscored at home by seventh ranked UB Chartres (10-8) 90-65. The game was mostly controlled by UB Chartres. Angers BC was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Angers BC to just 7 points in first quarter. UB Chartres made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Angers BC 36-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four UB Chartres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds and American-Nigerian forward Stephen Nwaukoni (203-91, college: Hofstra, agency: HMS) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Angers BC's coach Vincent Lavandier gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. UB Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Angers BC lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. UB Chartres' next round opponent will be ALS Basket (#13) in Andrezieux and are hoping to win another game. Angers BC will play on the road against SAP Vaucluse in Sorgues and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Angers BC: R.Uzas 21+8reb+1ast, S.Nwaukoni 10+6reb, T.Lonzieme 9+2reb+1ast, E.Joumard 6+1reb+1ast, A.Gabsi 6+1reb+1ast, M.Djo Ebala 4
Chartres: J.Mitchell 29+9reb+2ast, O.Romain 17+5reb+7ast, K.Bichard 15+5reb+4ast, M.Ruikis 14+4reb, D.Pistre 9+1reb+1ast, H.Disy 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 484915





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  GERMANY  

Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-4 
 2. Iserlohn 10-5 
 3. Art.Dragons 10-5 
 4. Oldenburg 10-5 
 5. Bochum 9-6 
 6. Schalke 7-8 
 7. Rist Wedel 7-8 
 8. Itzehoe 7-8 
 9. Rostock 7-8 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-10 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 4-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-12 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 12-3 
 2. Weissenhorn 10-5 
 3. Bayer Giants 10-5 
 4. FC Bayern II 9-5 
 5. Elchingen 9-5 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-6 
 7. Dragons 7-8 
 8. Wuerzburg 6-9 
 9. Fraport SKY II 5-9 
 10. Licher Baeren 5-10 
 11. Leipzig 4-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 15: Rostock - Schalke 96-72
Jan. 15: Itzehoe - Wolfenbuettel 89-79
Jan. 14: Iserlohn - Bernau 85-72
Jan. 15: Recklinghausen - Bochum 81-74
Jan. 15: Art.Dragons - Oldenburg 80-76
Jan. 15: Rist Wedel - Stahnsdorf 71-65

South

Jan. 15: Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren 88-76
Jan. 15: Bayer Giants - Karlsruhe PS 87-66
Jan. 15: Wuerzburg - Leipzig 75-69
Jan. 15: Elchingen - FC Bayern II 74-92
Jan. 15: Weissenhorn - Noerdlingen 68-80
Jan. 15: Karlsruhe BG - Dragons 67-69

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 21: Wolfenbuettel - Rostock
Jan. 21: Art.Dragons - Recklinghausen
Jan. 21: Schalke - Bernau
Jan. 22: Bochum - Rist Wedel
Jan. 22: Stahnsdorf - Itzehoe
Jan. 22: Oldenburg - Iserlohn

South

Jan. 21: FC Bayern II - Bayer Giants
Jan. 21: Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren
Jan. 21: Karlsruhe PS - Dragons
Jan. 22: Leipzig - Karlsruhe BG
Jan. 22: Weissenhorn - Fraport SKY II
Jan. 22: Wuerzburg - Elchingen


German ProA round 18 best performance: Michael Fleischmann - by Eurobasket News

Forward Michael Fleischmann (205-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Chemnitz, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, five rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Ehingen (#14, 5-13) 97-89. Chemnitz maintains the 4th position in German ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Chemnitz will need more victories to improve their 12-5 record. In the team's last game Fleischmann had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Michael Fleischmann averages this season 9.8ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American DeAndre Lansdowne (187-G-89) of Hamburg. Lansdowne had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Hamburg was edged by the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#3, 13-5) 87-86. Hamburg managed to keep the same 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Lansdowne is a newcomer at Hamburg, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Hugh Robertson (195-G-89) of Koeln Rh.Stars (#9). Robertson showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Koeln Rh.Stars, leading his team to a 80-72 win against the higher-ranked Hanau (#6, 10-7). Koeln Rh.Stars needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 9 lost games. Robertson has a very solid season. In 18 games in Germany he scored 14.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jannik Lodders (198-F-92) of ETB Wohnbau - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Robin Christen (203-F-91) of Koeln Rh.Stars - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Marcus Hatten (185-PG-80) of MBC - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Kruize Pinkins (203-F-93) of Hanau - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ashton Moore (183-PG-93) of ETB Wohnbau - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Jonathon Williams (198-F-90) of Kirchheim - 25 points and 9 rebounds
10. Aleksej Nikolic (191-PG-95) of Baunach - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Courtney Belger (FC Schalke) Coach Has Been Tough On Me To Play As Best As I Can At All Times. And It's Helping Me To Perform Better - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Courtney Belger (187-G-89, college: Quincy) is a 27 year old 187cm guard from St Louis that is playing his fourth professional season and first with FC Schalke 04 (Germany-ProB)Last season he played with the Itzehoe Eagles (Germany-ProB): 24 games: 12.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 65.6% and Kalamunda Eastern Suns (Australia-SBL) playing 14 games: 21.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.1apg, Steals-4 (3.1spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 22.4%, FT: 80.8%. He played his first two professional seasons with TV Ibbenbuehren (Germany-Regionalliga). He started his basketball career at Quincy (NCAA2) in 2008 where he played until 2012 playing a total of 113 NCAA 2 games. As a senior he played 27 games averaging 11.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 10.5%, FT: 72.0%. He improved his scoring and rebounding average each season. He spoke to eurobasket after the big 86-77 win against the VFL AstroStars Bochum.

Courtney congrats on the 86-77 win against the VFL AstroStars Bochum. How good does it feel coming into 2017 with a big win?

Thanks Miles. It feels great. We had dropped two in a row and knew we needed to make up for the points somewhere. When you lose a couple games in a row everyone starts to get tense, so it's always a big accomplishment to pick up the next win.

After a slow start in the first quarter, FC Schalke picked it up in the second quarter scoring 25 points. What adjustments did you make on the offensive end to be able to score easier?

We started to get stops and rebound better which allowed us to get in transition. We also started to run our systems cleaner and make clear reads out of them. In the first quarter we had the brakes on and were too passive.

Patrick Carney was in the zone scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter including two key three's in crunch-time. Would FC Schalke have won this game without Carney on this night?

Not at all. Pat is the one who broke the ice for us in the first half and kept us in the game. Him and Trent. I was asleep or something that first quarter especially.

Was this one of those performances that was just fun to watch on the court and from the bench?

I wouldn't say it was really fun to watch but after it was over we felt good about ourselves. We battled back and didn't panic when they made runs. When we needed big plays to match theirs we made them and just fought back as a team. It was nice to be apart of that.

Would it be fair to say that Patrick Carney is that glue guy for the team? What is his most valuable attribute that he gives the team?

Pat is definitely a big part of our team taking pressure off the point guard spot as well as both wing positions. He also plays hard on defense. His best attribute though of course is shooting and he has the ultimate green light from everyone on the team. If he shoots it we feel like it's going in.

This was another strong team rebounding performance. Do you feel like that whenever the club can rebound this well that they will always be in a good situation to win the game?

I feel like when we rebound collectively it rewards our defense and we are able to get out on the fast break. On the break we are very dangerous with penetration, spot ups, rim running bigs and just wearing the other team down.

The team is 7-7 now. What was your overall summary of the first half of the season. How much potential does the team still have and where can it still improve?

I think the team has a lot of potential and it shows with the quality wins we have been able to grab at home. We can of course improve on the road as well as staying hungry when things start to look good. We put ourselves in a great position and then lost two games in a row.

The next game is against the Rostock Sea Wolves a game you won by 29 points. What is always the most tough thing besides underestimating an opponent when you play them a second time and what will be key in getting the win?

We will have a long road trip to Rostock and need to be concentrated and handle business on the road. This is a completely new team from when we beat them. The new coach has them playing a different way and it shows from how they are playing lately. A big key for us will be locking in on the defensive end again and stepping up to the challenge against their top performers vs ours.

You are leading the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. Is there anything that you can complain about when looking back at the first half of the season concerning your play?

I have in my mind some things I would like to do better when I look back to how the first half of the season. For example playing better off the ball with cuts and spot ups. I would also like to keep improving on seeing the whole court and getting us the best shot possible each possession.

Does one have to worry as a team when the starting point guard is leading the team in rebounding?

I don't think it's that big of a deal. I was leading or close to leading my team last year so it is what it is. They box out and the point guard has to get back in safety so that leaves me to rebound which I like to do so that's just simple math that I can get more rebounds.

Your stats are better this season than last. Can you attribute your improved play concerning your stats with knowing the league better in your second year and having the right teammates?

I definitely know the league better which helps a lot but I think I just feel more confident this year and comfortable. Coach has been on me tough to basically wake up and play as best as I can at all times. It's helping me to perform better for sure and he is behind me 100 percent running his team. It's easy to play with support like that. I had a good situation last year like this year with teammates etc, I think I just wasn't as locked in mentally as this year.

You are doing so many good things on the floor, but when the team is only 7-7 do you question your leadership skills or does the team record reflect the whole team?

I think I could lead better for sure, but if you ask any of my teammates that; I don't think they would have a problem with my leadership qualities. We dropped two games early. One was without our coach and everybody said we were a weak team in Pro B. We're in the middle with some good wins and potential to beat anybody on any given night. When I look at where we are I think we have persevered in the situation and now since the expectations have changed it seems like we are underachieving at 7 and 7. I'm comfortable with the position we are in, because we are getting better as a team. Going forward I know we have more wins in us. My shoulders are big enough though so I can take the blame though from people on the outside looking in.

What did you learn to appreciate the most about the holiday season in Germany this season?

I actually went home to my family this holiday break and it was great. I like the holidays here though because all the gyms are free and nobody has to work or go to school so it's like a ghost town everywhere lol. What can I say? I'm a loner.

Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?

I'm a little biased about his great performance. If you are a great shooter on a great and stacked team who is unselfish like the Warriors, those type of games are bound to happen. I like when players put the team on their back and will them to a win like Isaiah Thomas's 52 point game. I look at Klay's game as one of those run the score up in a blowout type of games. Nobody else was playing just looking for him. He was hot so it makes sense but it's just for show to me. No substance in that.

One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?

I think Russell is definitely the best player in the world stat wise. He wills his team and makes them relevant with nobody else. After losing a big piece of their team. I like Harden in this category too but Russ intensity goes unmatched and pushes him over the edge.

What was your most memorable Christmas experience when you were a kid?

I don't have a most memorable Christmas when I was younger. My mom always found a way to turn "oh I don't have it" to the living room being covered in presents. I don't know how she always did that to this day.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Snowden but I'm about to watch passengers right now.

Thanks Courtney for the chat.




PS Karlsruhe Add D'Andre Bullard - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

/Pro B team PS Karlsruhe have added strength to their guard rotation bringing in D'Andre Bullard (193-G-93, college: Virginia Union). Bullard is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Apopka, Florida that is playing his second professional season. Last season as a rookie he played for Leeds Force (United Kingdom-BBL): 30 games: 7.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 61.1%. He started his basketball career in 2011 with Florida A&M (NCAA) playing 32 games averaging 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg. In his second season there he played 20 games averaging 4.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg. As a junior at Florida A&M (NCAA), he played 31 games averaging 2.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.3apg. He moved to Virginia Union (NCAA2) as a senior playing 18 games averaging 10.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 62.2%.

Source:PS Karlsruhe



Travis Thompson Heats Up In Third Quarter Lifting The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Past The Licher Basket Baeren 88-76 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The second half of the 2016-2017 Pro B season is fast underway and as always new players coming and going is as common now in the season as Houston Rocket James Harden racking in those double doubles to nobodies amazement and two new faces entered the court Sunday night in the BCM in Frankfurt as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had reeled in 26 year old 201cm American Rilwan Bakare who had played at four different schools in his career before starting his professional basketball career in 2014 in Germany with TuS Breckerfeld (Germany-2.Regionalliga) where he averaged 19,9ppg and 10,5rpg in 18 games and last season he showed his raw abilities with BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia-SBL): 18 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 58.5%. He started this season in Finland with Pernion Urheilijat Basket (Finland-1st Division) playing 2 games averaging 20.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.0spg, before moving to Union de Santa Fe (Argentina-TNA) where he played 17 games averaging 4,5ppg and 3,4rpg and was teammates with American Mike Williams who probably had some rare Texas (NCAA) stories with future NBA players Daniel Gibson and Lamarcus Aldrige that he could pass on to his new teammates and have some of the young Germans some rare basketball facts to ponder about. The Licher Basket Baeren had brought in an American rookie with Blake Justice who had played six games at Akron before moving on Valdosta State8NCAA2) and having a fine career from 2013-2016 playing a total of 72 games and as a senior played 28 games averaging 15.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 79.3%. He had some big games against schools like Alabama Huntsville with 26 points and 25 points against Shorter. Both players came into the game wanting to display right away that they were worth every buck and the Lich scoring duo of KK Simmons and Lamar Mallory who were averaging 40 points a game combined wanted to keep up their unstoppable play, but only combined for 28 points and couldn't withstand the hot hand and timely shooting of Travis Thompson (185-G-91, college: Alaska-Anch.) who broke the game wide open drilling four three's in the third quarter and notching 14 points which broke the back of the guests and propelled the Fraport Skyliners Juniors to the 88-76 victory. Rilwan Bakare couldn't make his debut with Frankfurt as he wasn't cleared to play yet, but Blake Justice did scoring 14 points in his professional debut and was excited about finally getting that first game of his back, but at the same time disappointed in the loss. 'I felt a little rusty as this was my first game in 7 months, but felt good to get into the flow. I have only been here 5-6 days so I have to get used to how the my teammates and team play. We had too many turnovers and let Frankfurt get too many easy baskets and put backs, stressed Ohio native Blake Justice. Fraport Skyliners Tim Oldenburg was sporting a new Jutsin Biberish type of hairdo, but that didn't seem to get messed up in the overall physical game. 'Both teams had a lot of energy. It was only too bad that the refs didn't know what kind of line they would call. It was nice to play together with Stefan Ilzhoefer and Niklas Kiel. We were individually stronger than usual with this lineup and we played well together as a team for many phases', stressed Fraport Skyliners Juniors forward Tim Oldenburg. 'We got beat on the glass all night long. We gave up something like 40-50 points on offensive rebounds and turnovers. You can't beat anyone like that when your giving up that many points. We beat ourselves, but we did fight until the end', added Licher Baskets Baeren guard Kareem Jamal Simmons.

The Fraport Skyliners Juniors didn't waste anytime taking advantage of their lethal lineup breaking out for a quick 11-2 lead. Lich failed to convert on their first three possessions while Frankfurt rolled out on a 6-0 lead as Isaac Bonga made the first bucket and Frankfurt then converted on two easy buckets inside as 19 year old German Armin Trtovac made a put back and Niklas Kiel made a hard two handed dunk. Ex Cuxhaven guard Jeffery Martin then got Lich on the board with a jumper to cut the Frankfurt lead to 6-2. Frankfurt continued to attack inside as Kiel found Trtovac back door for the easy lay up and ex Ludwigsburg guard Stefan Ilzhoefer dropped a three pointer testing his poor 18% three point shooting percentage, but Frankfurt led 11-2. They don't call basketball a game of runs for nothing as the Licher Basket Baeren gave Frankfurt some of their own medicine blasting off on a 9-0 run to dead lock the contest at 11-11. In the run, Lich got vital production from American Kareem Jamal Simmons as he scored on the fast break and then dropped a beautiful three pointer that reminded one a bit of the shooting stroke of ex NBA star Jamaal Wilks. In the run, Lich also got a bucket from ex Ludwigsburg guard Simon Kutschschmar and free throws from ex Leipzig center Marian Schick. Frankfurt then got a huge three from ex Bremerhaven guard Garai Zeeb, but Lich continued to be able to match them with their offense as ex Ehingen forward Patrick Horstman scored inside and rookie Justice dropped his first professional three point field goal as Lich had their first lead at 16-14. 'The German Pro B has more ball movement than what we had in the NCAA2. It is more up and down there and here more pick and roll and pick and pop', expressed Blake Justice after his first impression of overseas ball. However the Fraport Skyliners Juniors closed out the first quarter with a 5-0 run as German Konstantin Schubert scored on the fast break and Zeeb got free again and nailed a trey giving Frankfurt the 19-16 advantage. Fraport Skyliner head coach Gordon Herbert was in attendance keeping a close eye on his double license players Stefan Ilzhoefer and Niklas Kiel and was pleased with their game. 'Getting good minutes with the Pro B gives them confidence. Ilzhoefer started good, but got a little hesitant after a while Kiel was very active rebounding and blocking shots. Kiel is a year behind in his development, but you can't forget that he had issues with school last season. This is his first full year that he has been practicing with the BBL team. He will be a good BBL veteran in one and half years. He looks a lot more mature than 19, but we can't forget that he is 19', warned Gordon Herbert. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 40% from the field and 38% from outside while the Licher Basket Baeren were shooting 35% from the field and 25% from outside. Both teams had 12 rebounds apiece and Frankfurt had three turnovers and Lich five turnovers.

In the second quarter, fans witnessed both teams buckling down more on defense as less points were scored and mistakes led to more turnovers on both ends of the court. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors got a breath of fresh air as little used German Can Akbayir was parked in the corner and drilled home a trey to give Frankfurt the 21-16 advantage. However that didn't impress Lich in the bit least as they retaliated storming back on a 5-0 run to even the game at 21-21. 17 year old 2013 JBBL rookie of the year Bjarne Kraushaar nailed a three pointer and ex Dresden Titan Daniel Krause got a steal and went coast to coast for the lay in. Lich regained the lead as Ohio native Lamar Mallory showed his unique athletic ability scoring on the fast break. Frankfurt head coach Eric Detlev made the right decisions inserting young German Cosmo Gruehn who had had 5 points the night before in the NBBL allstar game in Bonn sinking a trey and giving Frankfurt the 24-23 lead. Frankfurt continued to have the slim lead, but Lich continued to prey on their heels as Mallory made another shot tying the game at 28-28. Mallory then gave Lich the lead twice only to be stopped by Kiel who made back to back tip ins to dead lock the game again at 32-32. Down the stretch in the second quarter, Bonga made a steal and went coast to coast for the bucket while Kiel made a strong two handed dunk as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had the slim 39-36 lead at the break. 'We made a lot of mistakes on both ends of the floor. We are still figuring out how to get the new guys involved', stated ex Glenville State (NCAA2) forward Lamar Mallory. Gordon Herbert continued to watch the game and evaluate his players like 17 year old basketball wunderkind Isaac Bonga who finished the game with 11 points, five rebounds and three steals. 'It looks a lot easier than what it is when Bonga plays, but it's fun to watch. He has a lot of natural ability and needs to practice more with the BBL team and get individual work. He has a great attitude and we can't forget that he is only 17 years old', stressed Gordon Herbert. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 42% from the field and 31% from the three point line while the Licher Basket Baeren were shooting 39% from the field and 29% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 24-17 rebound edge and both teams had nine turnovers apiece.

In the third quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors were able to free themselves of the tight affair they were undergoing with the Licher Basket Baeren as sharp shooter Travis Thompson gave the team massive breathing room as he heated up scoring 14 points and giving his team a comfortable 10 plus point cushion. Lich got on the board first as Simmons scored after collecting the pretty ball reversal pass from Mallory to tie the game at 39-39. Sometimes it doesn't take the Fraport Skyliners Juniors long to demonstrate what their offensive arsenal is capable of as they went out on a 20-7 run to extend their lead to 59-46. In the run, Thompson got going dumping home three trey's and a lay in which gave Frankfurt that much needed 10 plus point advantage which they would never really be in doubt of losing. Frankfurt also continued to do a super job getting to the free throw line as Bonga, Trtovac, Oldenburg and Jamin Knothe hit free throws. The Licher Basket Baeren didn't do a good job keeping an eye on Thompson as they focused on other details on the defensive end and paid with the hot execution rate of Thompson. Justice did a fine display of scoring in bunches down the stretch as he hit a floater, free throw and trey for six instant Lich points cutting the Frankfurt lead to 61-52, but a Ilzhoefer jumper and fourth Thompson three of the third quarter kept the Frankfurt lead sturdy at 68-55. 'Thompson was key in the third and after a long time he had another big quarter. I hope that got him awake. His shooting helped his self-confidence and he gave the team a push', added German Tim Oldenburg. 'We knew that Thompson could shoot, but we helped too much on the pick and roll and gave up too many open looks. If you give a guy like him too many open looks, he will make you pay. We had to have done a better job finding him on the court', stressed ex Akron (NCAA) guard Blake Justice. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 47% from the floor and 50% from outside while the Licher Basket Baeren were shooting 36% from the field and 38>% from outside. Frankfurt had the overwhelming 35-25 rebound lead, but 11 turnovers while lich had 10 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors kept on the offensive pressure and never led by less than nine points as they kept their double digit lead intact for most of the fourth quarter cruising home with the win. The Licher Basket Baeren came out of the gate in the fourth quarter going on a 5-1 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 69-60 as Mallory scored inside and Schick and Simmons made free throws. However the Fraport Skyliners Juniors have an array of weapons and just when it seems like they need some new hero to step up, they do as Thompson came up big in the third, now it was time for ex Paderborn German big man Niklas Kiel to supply the crushing blow as he scored 8 unanswered points in the row as he got to the free throw line three times and also made a shot as Frankfurt led 77-64. Lich continued to fight back and would trade baskets with Frankfurt, but just didn't have enough defensive intensity left to get some big stops. Simmons showed his brilliant one on one play hitting over Kiel and scoring inside, but Frankfurt was always able to match Lich as Kiel connected on a hard two handed dunk and made free throws and Ilzhoefer made the last blow nailing a trey giving Frankfurt the 85-69 lead with two minutes to play as every Lich comeback attempt was foiled by Frankfurt. Both teams made some last free throws as Frankfurt walked off the court victorious 89-75 and getting revenge for their loss in Lich earlier in the season. 'Kiel got going. Lich couldn't react after we hurt them inside, we also scored from outside. The Lich defensive weakness coupled that they couldn't score at all times hurt them as they knew no matter what they did, they couldn't get back into the game', stressed Tim Oldenburg. 'We made mental mistakes in the fourth quarter. Every time they got an offensive rebound it was like they stuck a fork in us making us play defense for 24 seconds again', added Blake Justice. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Travis Thompson with 21 points. Niklas Kiel added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Isaac Bonga and Garai Zeeb contributed 11 points apiece and Stefan Ilzhoefer had 10 points. The Licher Basket Baeren were led by KK Simmons with 16 points. Lamar Mallory and Blake Justice supplied 14 points apiece and Jefferey Martin had 11 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 42% from the field and 43% from the parking lot while the Licher Basket Baeren shot 38% from the field and 33% from the parking lot. Frankfurt won the rebound battle 41-34 and had 15 turnovers while Lich had 16 turnovers.




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Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas19.4 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros18.4 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.5 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos15.7 
 5. Rubio, Doukas15.4 
 6. Macheras, Ethnikos14.8 
 7. Martzos, Ethnikos14.7 
 8. Gagaloudis, Iraklis14.6 
 9. Alihodzic, Panionios14.5 
 10. Liakopoulos, Faros14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.5 
 2. Rubio, Doukas8.8 
 3. Lolas, Irakleio8.5 
 4. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.2 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.7 
 6. Charismidis, Aiolos A.7.2 
 7. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko6.6 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.6 
 9. Alihodzic, Panionios6.5 
 10. Koukounias, Amyntas .6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.5 
 2. Milosevic, Holargos6.7 
 3. Koutras, GS Laris.5.7 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.7 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.0 
 6. Mazurczak, Kavala4.9 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.8 
 8. Karydas, Panionios4.8 
 9. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.7 
 10. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karydas, Panionios2.3 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis2.0 
 3. Nikou, Psyhiko1.9 
 4. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.6 
 5. Koutras, GS Laris.1.6 
 6. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.6 
 7. Motsenigos, Holar.1.5 
 8. Mazurczak, Kavala1.5 
 9. Milosevic, Holargos1.5 
 10. Sklivas, Kavala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Antonis SKLIVAS
  Kavala
  (203-F-95)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Sklivas, Kavala1.6 
 2. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.9 
 5. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 6. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.8 
 7. Koutroulias, Holargos0.8 
 8. Panou, Irakleio0.7 
 9. Kasabalis, Aiolos A.0.7 
 10. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko0.7 


Lavrio replaces Jito Kok with Sean Evans - by Stefanos Marolachakis

GS Lavrio (A1) adds 29-years old Power Forward Sean Evans (203-104kg-88, college: St.John's) to their roster. Sean Evans played last season in Sakarya Isik Koleji (TBL) and averaged 15 points and 11.2 points in 40 games and will replace Dutch center Jito Kok (206-94). Jito Kok averaged 3.92 points, 3.85 rebounds and 1.54 blocksin 13 games in Greek Basketball League.

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Aris part ways with Buckner - by Giorgos Diploidis

Eric Buckner (208-C/F-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee Services) agreed with Aris Thessaloniki to solve their contract as it was officiallly announnced by the club of Thessaloniki. He will probably join Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket to be his next team.

His last game with the team of Thessaloniki was in the semi final of the Greek Cup where Aris Thessaloniki beat AEK Athens 77-76 to qualify to the final where they will face the winner of the other semi final between Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus and Panathinaikos Athens which will take place on Monday (16/01).

The player
in 10 games in the Greek League had 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2bpg whereas in 9 games in Basketball Champions League had 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3bpg.




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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 14-1 
 2. Zwolle 10-4 
 3. Leiden 9-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-7 
 5. Amsterdam 6-8 
 6. Leeuwarden 6-9 
 7. Rotterdam 5-10 
 8. Weert 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 14: Dukes UDB - Rotterdam 82-80
Jan. 14: Leeuwarden - Weert 103-97
Jan. 14: Groningen - Leiden 101-77
Jan. 15: Zwolle - Amsterdam


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 10-1 
 2. Lions 9-3 
 3. Lokomotief 7-4 
 4. De Groene 6-3 
 5. Groningen 6-4 
 6. Leiden 2 6-6 
 7. Red Giants 6-6 
 8. New Stars 5-5 
 9. CobraNova 5-7 
 10. Black Eagles 4-5 
 11. Punch 1-10 
 12. De Hoppers 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 14: Lokomotief - Lions 96-89
Jan. 14: New Stars - De Hoppers 81-70
Jan. 14: Leiden 2 - CobraNova 79-78
Jan. 14: Punch - Red Giants 68-78


Prom.Divisie Round 12: Lions are upset by Lokomotief - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Rijswijk between second ranked Lions (9-3) and fifth ranked Lokomotief (7-4) on Saturday night. Lions were defeated by Lokomotief in a tough game on the road 89-96. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Lions. Lokomotief moved-up to third place. Lions at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Lokomotief are looking forward to face Black Eagles (#10) in Rosmalen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lions will play at home against Leiden 2 (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-70 loss to tenth ranked New Stars (5-5) in Nieuwegein. New Stars moved-up to eighth place. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. New Stars will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. De Hoppers will play at home against Punch (#11) and hope to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Leiden between Leiden 2 and CobraNova. Ninth ranked Leiden 2 (6-6) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked CobraNova (5-7). Leiden 2 managed to escape with a 1-point win 79-78 on Saturday evening. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants. CobraNova lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Leiden 2 will meet league's second-placed Lions in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CobraNova will play against Groningen (#5) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 12 Red Giants defeated Punch in Meppel 78-68.


Leiden 2 - CobraNova 79-78

A very close game took place in Leiden between Leiden 2 and CobraNova. Ninth ranked Leiden 2 (6-6) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked CobraNova (5-7). Leiden 2 managed to escape with a 1-point win 79-78 on Saturday evening. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants. CobraNova lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Leiden 2 will meet league's second-placed Lions in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CobraNova will play against Groningen (#5) and hope to secure a win.
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Lokomotief - Lions 96-89

The most important game in the last round took place in Rijswijk between second ranked Lions (9-3) and fifth ranked Lokomotief (7-4) on Saturday night. Lions were defeated by Lokomotief in a tough game on the road 89-96. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Lions. Lokomotief moved-up to third place. Lions at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Lokomotief are looking forward to face Black Eagles (#10) in Rosmalen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lions will play at home against Leiden 2 (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
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New Stars - De Hoppers 81-70

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-70 loss to tenth ranked New Stars (5-5) in Nieuwegein. New Stars moved-up to eighth place. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. New Stars will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. De Hoppers will play at home against Punch (#11) and hope to get finally their first victory.
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Punch - Red Giants 68-78

There was no surprise in Delft where 11th ranked Punch (1-10) was defeated by seventh ranked Red Giants (6-6) 78-68 on Saturday. Red Giants moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Leiden 2. Punch lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. Red Giants will meet at home higher ranked De Groene (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Punch will play against De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Alba 11-2 
 2. Kormend 9-4 
 3. ZTE KK 8-4 
 4. PVSK Pannon 8-5 
 5. Falco KC 8-5 
 6. Kaposvari 8-5 
 7. Szedeak 7-6 
 8. Szolnok 7-6 
 9. KTE-Duna 6-7 
 10. Sopron KC 5-8 
 11. Jaszberenyi 4-9 
 12. Atomeromu 3-9 
 13. MAFC 3-10 
 14. Vasas 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Vasas - PVSK Pannon 90-80
Jan. 14: Alba - KTE-Duna 90-59
Jan. 14: Kaposvari - Szedeak 89-94
Jan. 14: MAFC - Sopron KC 87-77
Jan. 14: Falco KC - Jaszberenyi 84-64
Jan. 14: Szolnok - Kormend 72-60
Jan. 15: ZTE KK - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Govens, Falco KC22.5 
 2. Lilov, Szedeak20.9 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok20.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.9 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.18.7 
 6. Taylor, Vasas18.3 
 7. Sihota, MAFC17.7 
 8. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.6 
 9. Medford, Falco KC17.4 
 10. Williams, Jaszberenyi16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roland HENDLEIN
  Kaposvari
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.3 
 2. Szabo, ZTE K.8.9 
 3. Forte, Atomeromu8.6 
 4. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.5 
 5. Drungilas, ZTE K.8.0 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 7. Tiby, Atomeromu7.7 
 8. Poscic, MAFC7.7 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.7 
 10. Pacher, Vasas7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.3 
 2. Johnson, Sopron KC7.5 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak7.3 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.0 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.6 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 7. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Smith, MAFC6.2 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.8 
 10. Govens, Falco KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC4.0 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.9 
 3. Nelson, PVSK P.2.0 
 4. Smith, MAFC1.8 
 5. Petty, Kormend1.8 
 6. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
 7. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.6 
 9. Duren, Kaposvari1.5 
 10. Thompson, Vasas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan WRIGHT
  Vasas
  (206-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wright, Vasas2.0 
 2. Zigeranovic, Falco K.1.2 
 3. Keller, Alba1.1 
 4. Andric, Szolnok1.0 
 5. Simms, Kaposvari0.9 
 6. Cooke, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Thompson, Vasas0.8 
 8. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 9. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 10. Czinger, ZTE K.0.7 



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  ICELAND  

Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Motley, FSU33.7 
 2. Garland, Breidablik27.3 
 3. Shouse, IA27.0 
 4. Woods, Hamar26.4 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.7 
 7. Knezevic, Vestri22.4 
 8. King, Valur22.3 
 9. Bracey, Valur21.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Woods, Hamar13.7 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.9 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.6 
 4. Motley, FSU12.4 
 5. King, Valur11.0 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri10.1 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 8. Kristjansson, IA9.4 
 9. Shouse, IA9.4 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Moss, Hottur9.4 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.8 
 3. Garland, Breidablik6.2 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Olafsson, Hamar5.1 
 6. Bracey, Valur5.0 
 7. Shouse, IA4.7 
 8. King, Valur4.3 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.3 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.1 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.2 
 3. Shouse, IA2.9 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 6. Motley, FSU2.2 
 7. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 8. Birgisson, Hottur1.7 
 9. King, Valur1.7 
 10. Midgley, Vestri1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Valur2.1 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.3 
 5. Karason, Fjolnir1.1 
 6. Motley, FSU1.1 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 8. Kristjansson, IA0.9 
 9. Moss, Hottur0.8 
 10. Petursson, Valur0.8 


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

29-year old guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked KR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 31 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Skallagrimur (#8, 6-7) 99-92. KR maintains the 2nd position in Icelandic league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. KR will need more victories to improve their 10-3 record. In the team's last game Ermolinskij had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He has many years of experience at KR, through which he has constantly improved. Ermolinskij has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 6.5apg. Ermolinskij

Second best performed player last round was Amin Stevens (203-F-90) of Keflavik. He is American forward in his first season at Keflavik. In the last game Stevens recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Keflavik was edged by slightly higher-ranked Thor Thorl (#5, 7-6) 85-82. This loss caused Keflavik to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Stevens is a newcomer at Keflavik and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.6ppg (#2). He also registered 15.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Flenard Whitfield (200-F-90) of Skallagrimur (#8). Whitfield got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for twenty nine rebounds . Despite Whitfield's great performance Skallagrimur lost 92-99 to the higher-ranked KR (#2, 10-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Skallagrimur ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Whitfield could help Skallagrimur to bring them higher in the standings. Whitfield has a great season in Iceland. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.1ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 15.4rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 55.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matthias Sigurdarson (180-PG-94) of IR - 30 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
5. George Beamon (193-G-91) of Thor AK - 33 points and 6 rebounds
6. Sigtryggur Bjornsson (180-PG-93) of Skallagrimur - 37 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-F-90) of IR - 27 points and 10 rebounds
8. Finnur Magnusson (207-C-85) of Haukar - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Myron Dempsey (203-G-91) of Njardvik - 21 points and 12 rebounds
10. Antonio Hester (198-F-90) of Tindastoll - 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Icelandic D1 round 16 best performance: Chris Woods - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Chris Woods (195-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Hamar, receiving a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 38 points and 26 rebounds, while his team beat Breidablik (#4, 9-5) 91-82. Hamar maintains the 5th position in Icelandic D1. Hamar is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-8 record. In the team's last game Woods had a remarkable 76.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hamar's top player in his first season with the team. Former Pfeiffer University star has very solid stats this year. Woods is in league's top in points (4th best: 26.4ppg) and averages impressive 1.5bpg and 54.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Aaron Moss (185-G, agency: Duran International) of league's leader Hottur. Moss had a very good evening with a triple-double of 35 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists. Of course he led Hottur to another comfortable win outscoring Armann (#9, 0-15) 106-79. Of course Hottur still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 13-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Moss is a newcomer at Hottur, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.1ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 12.6rpg and 9.4apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of FSU (#7). Motley got into 30-points club by scoring 43 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds . Despite Motley's great performance FSU lost 87-99 to the higher-ranked Fjolnir (#2, 11-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of FSU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Motley could try to bring FSU's a little bit higher in the standings. Motley has individually a great season in Iceland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 33.7ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 12.4rpg (4th best). He also has 2.2spg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dagur Palsson) of Armann - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Collin Pryor (200-F-90) of Fjolnir - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sigmar Hakonarson (181-PG-92) of Hottur - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Snorri Vignisson (193-F/G-97) of Breidablik - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ragnar Albertsson (190-G-93) of Hottur - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 13-0 
 2. Swords Thunder 11-2 
 3. UCD Marian 10-3 
 4. Tralee 10-4 
 5. Killester 8-4 
 6. UCC Demons 7-6 
 7. Moycullen 5-8 
 8. Belfast Star 5-9 
 9. DCU Saints 4-9 
 10. Eanna 3-10 
 11. KUBS 1-11 
 12. UL Eagles 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 14: Swords Thunder - UCC Demons 99-59
Jan. 14: UCD Marian - Belfast Star 87-64
Jan. 14: Moycullen - Killester 84-90
Jan. 15: Templeogue - Eanna 82-74
Jan. 14: UL Eagles - DCU Saints 69-78
Jan. 14: Tralee - KUBS 67-57

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Killester - Belfast Star
Jan. 21: Moycullen - Tralee
Jan. 21: DCU Saints - Eanna
Jan. 22: UL Eagles - Swords Thunder
Jan. 22: UCC Demons - KUBS
Jan. 22: UCD Marian - Templeogue



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  ISRAEL  

Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 10-3 
 2. Hapoel Holon 9-4 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 9-5 
 4. Hapoel J-M 8-6 
 5. Hapoel T-A 7-6 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 7-7 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 6-7 
 9. Hapoel Eilat 6-7 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 5-9 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-9 
 12. Maccabi K/G 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 15: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi Ashdod 76-69
Jan. 15: Bnei Hertzeliyya - Maccabi Rishon 71-69
Jan. 15: Hapoel J-M - Galil Gilboa 100-75
Jan. 15: Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Eilat
Jan. 16: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi T-A
Jan. 16: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi K/G


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  Hapoel H.
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.20.2 
 2. Tucker, Hapoel T-A19.3 
 3. Taylor, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.2 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.8 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 7. Williams, Hapoel T.16.1 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Brown, Ironi N.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.5 
 2. Williams, Hapoel T.9.4 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.3 
 4. Mashour, Bnei H.9.3 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.8.5 
 6. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.7 
 8. Cohen, Maccabi .7.2 
 9. Gates, Ironi N.7.2 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis TEAGUE
  Ironi N.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Teague, Ironi N.7.3 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.2 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.4 
 5. Ewing, Maccabi .5.3 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.1 
 7. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.8 
 8. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Green, Bnei H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.5 
 2. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .2.1 
 3. Taylor, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Ziv, Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Ewing, Maccabi .1.9 
 8. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 9. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.9 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.9 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.5 
 4. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.3 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 7. Blayzer, Maccabi .1.2 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
 9. Mitchell, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Singleton, Maccabi .0.9 



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  ITALY  

Standings - Lega 2

Serie Standings
East
 1. Virtus Bologna 14-2 
 2. Treviso Basket 13-4 
 3. Alma Trieste 11-6 
 4. Ravenna 11-6 
 5. Mantova 10-7 
 6. Piacenza 10-7 
 7. F.Kontatto BO 9-8 
 8. Roseto 9-8 
 9. Jesi 8-9 
 10. Verona 8-9 
 11. Udine APU 7-10 
 12. Chieti 6-10 
 13. Bondi Ferrara 6-11 
 14. Imola 6-11 
 15. Unieuro Forli 4-13 
 16. Recanati 3-14 
West
 1. Legnano 12-4 
 2. Angelico Biella 12-5 
 3. Agrigento 11-6 
 4. Tortona 10-7 
 5. Roma E-basket 10-7 
 6. Roma Virtus 10-7 
 7. Lighthouse TR 9-8 
 8. Latina Basket 9-8 
 9. Mens Sana 1871 9-8 
 10. Treviglio 8-8 
 11. Novipiu Casale 7-10 
 12. FCM Ferentino 7-10 
 13. Rieti 6-11 
 14. Viola RC 6-11 
 15. Agropoli 5-12 
 16. Scafati 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 17

East

Jan. 15: Chieti - Bondi Ferrara 83-74
Jan. 15: Recanati - Jesi 81-86
Jan. 15: Alma Trieste - Roseto 79-69
Jan. 15: Udine APU - Piacenza 72-79
Jan. 15: Mantova - Treviso Basket 70-71
Jan. 15: Verona - F.Kontatto BO 67-65
Jan. 15: Unieuro Forli - Ravenna 62-70
Jan. 15: Virtus Bologna - Imola 100-76

Round 15

Jan. 10: Viola RC - Legnano 62-67

West

Jan. 15: Angelico Biella - Viola RC 96-61
Jan. 15: Treviglio - Rieti 87-82
Jan. 15: Tortona - Latina Basket 86-79
Jan. 15: Roma Virtus - Novipiu Casale 79-68
Jan. 15: Mens Sana 1871 - Scafati 78-71
Jan. 15: Lighthouse TR - Roma E-basket 75-82
Jan. 11: Mens Sana 1871 - Angelico Biella 74-68
Jan. 11: Latina Basket - Treviglio 74-66
Jan. 15: FCM Ferentino - Legnano 63-72
Jan. 15: Agropoli - Agrigento 59 - 69

Regular Season: Round 18

East

Jan. 22: Piacenza - Verona
Jan. 22: Chieti - Alma Trieste
Jan. 22: Imola - Jesi
Jan. 22: Mantova - Virtus Bologna
Jan. 22: Ravenna - F.Kontatto BO
Jan. 22: Recanati - Udine APU
Jan. 22: Roseto - Bondi Ferrara
Jan. 22: Treviso Basket - Unieuro Forli

West

Jan. 22: Agrigento - Angelico Biella
Jan. 22: Agropoli - Treviglio
Jan. 22: Novipiu Casale - Mens Sana 1871
Jan. 22: Roma E-basket - Tortona
Jan. 22: Latina Basket - Scafati
Jan. 22: Legnano - Lighthouse TR
Jan. 22: Rieti - FCM Ferentino
Jan. 22: Viola RC - Roma Virtus


Standings - B1

Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Omegna 13-3 
 2. Moncalieri 11-4 
 3. Valsesia 10-6 
 4. USE Basket 9-6 
 5. Fiorentina 9-6 
 6. Cecina 8-7 
 7. Montecatini 8-7 
 8. San Miniato 8-8 
 9. Piombino 8-8 
 10. Bottegone 7-9 
 11. Sangiorgese 7-9 
 12. Varese Robur 6-9 
 13. Domodossola 6-10 
 14. Oleggio 6-10 
 15. Siena Virtus 6-10 
 16. Firenze Enic 3-13 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 14-2 
 2. Bergamo 13-3 
 3. Piacenza 13-3 
 4. Cento 12-4 
 5. Faenza 10-6 
 6. Lecco 10-6 
 7. Crema 9-7 
 8. Padova 9-7 
 9. Desio 6-10 
 10. Vicenza 6-10 
 11. Reggio Emilia 6-10 
 12. Volpino AltoSeb. 5-11 
 13. Milano Urania 5-11 
 14. San Vendemiano 4-12 
 15. Sestu 3-13 
 16. Iseo 3-13 
Group C
 1. Valmontone 15-1 
 2. Napoli Cuore 15-2 
 3. Palestrina 14-3 
 4. Barcellona 11-5 
 5. Cassino 11-5 
 6. Roma Luiss 8-7 
 7. Scauri 8-8 
 8. Forli Tigers 8-9 
 9. Catanzaro 6-9 
 10. Cefalu 6-9 
 11. Teramo 6-9 
 12. Patti 6-10 
 13. Roma S.Azzurra 4-11 
 14. Roma Vis Nova 4-11 
 15. Viterbo SA 3-13 
 16. Maddaloni 1-15 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 13-1 
 2. Bisceglie 12-4 
 3. Pescara 12-4 
 4. Campli 11-4 
 5. San Severo 11-5 
 6. Porto S.Elpidio 10-6 
 7. Matera 9-5 
 8. Rimini 9-6 
 9. Senigallia 6-8 
 10. Giulianova 6-10 
 11. Ortona 5-10 
 12. Taranto 5-10 
 13. Isernia 5-10 
 14. Valdiceppo 3-12 
 15. Monteroni 3-13 
 16. Venafro 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Group A

Jan. 14: Bottegone - Domodossola 88-64
Jan. 14: Oleggio - Cecina 73-60
Jan. 14: USE Basket - Fiorentina 72-64
Jan. 14: Moncalieri - Varese Robur 70-65
Jan. 15: Piombino - San Miniato 68-65
Jan. 14: Omegna - Siena Virtus 67-53
Jan. 15: Montecatini - Sangiorgese 59-66
Jan. 14: Firenze Enic - Valsesia 52-78