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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 19-0 
 2 Partizan 15-4 
 3 Buducnost 13-6 
 4 Cedevita 13-6 
 5 Cibona 11-8 
 6 Igokea 9-10 
 7 Un.Olimpija 9-10 
 8 Mornar Bar 7-12 
 9 FMP 7-12 
 10 Karpos Sokoli 7-12 
 11 Mega Leks 6-13 
 12 Krka 6-13 
 13 Zadar 6-13 
 14 MZT Skopje 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: Partizan - FMP 97-70
Jan. 22: Mega Leks - Zadar 92-75
Jan. 22: Krka - Cedevita 90-86
Jan. 22: Mornar Bar - Buducnost 78-71
Jan. 20: Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje 77-74
Jan. 21: Cibona - Un.Olimpija 68-79
Jan. 21: Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 68-77

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: MZT Skopje - Mega Leks
Jan. 28: Zadar - Krka
Jan. 28: Cedevita - Igokea
Jan. 28: Crvena Zvezda - Mornar Bar
Jan. 28: Buducnost - Partizan
Jan. 28: FMP - Cibona
Jan. 28: Un.Olimpija - Karpos Sokoli


Round 19: FMP is defeated by Partizan in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most interesting game of round 19 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia/BC-Partizan-NiS-Beograd/170. The game took place in Beograd where second ranked Partizan outleveled visiting FMP (7-12) 97-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of FMP. The game without a history. Partizan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Branislav Ratkovica (192-85, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 21 points (made all of his seven free throws). Partizan's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Filip Covic (178-89) responded with 15 points and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Partizan maintains second place with 15-4 record having just eight point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. FMP at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and Karpos Sokoli. Partizan are looking forward to face Buducnost (#3) in Podgorica in the next round, which may be the game of the day. FMP will play at home against Cibona (#5) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Croatian Cedevita (13-6) against thirteenth ranked Slovenian Krka (6-13) on Sunday night. Visiting Cedevita was defeated by Krka in a tough game in Novo Mesto 86-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cedevita. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Matic Rebec accounted for 17 points and 9 assists. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) came up with 22 points and 4 assists for Cedevita in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Krka moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Zadar and Mega Leks. Defending Croatian champion Cedevita keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Buducnost. Krka will play against KK Zadar (#13) on the road in the next round. Cedevita will play against Igokea (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Buducnost (13-6) against eleventh ranked Mornar Bar (7-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Buducnost was defeated by Mornar Bar in a tough game in Bar 71-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. Antabia Waller fired 33 points (!!!) for the winners. Boris Savovic produced 14 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mornar Bar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Karpos Sokoli and FMP. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cedevita. Mornar Bar will meet league's leader Crvena Zvezda in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play against the league's second-placed Partizan having rather not much hope for a victory.
Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (19-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Bosnian Igokea (9-10) in Aleksandrovac 77-68. Worth to mention a great performance of Marko Simonovic who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Crvena Zvezda have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with 19-0 record. Igokea lost third consecutive game. Defending Bosnian champion keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Crvena Zvezda's next round opponent will be Mornar Bar (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Igokea will play against Cedevita in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Skopje. Eleventh ranked Karpos Sokoli (7-12) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 14th ranked MZT Skopje (5-14) 77-74 on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Bojan Trajkovski who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Karpos Sokoli moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and FMP. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Karpos Sokoli will face higher ranked Un.Olimpija (#7) in Ljubljana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MZT Skopje will play at home against Mega Leks (#11) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 19 Zadar lost to Mega Leks on the opponent's court 75-92. Cibona unfortunately lost to Un.Olimpija in a home game 68-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 16 points and 5 rebounds by Radosav Spasojevic of Mega Leks.

Krka - Cedevita 90-86

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Croatian Cedevita (13-6) against thirteenth ranked Slovenian Krka (6-13) on Sunday night. Visiting Cedevita was defeated by Krka in a tough game in Novo Mesto 86-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cedevita. It looked good early as Cedevita took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Krka had a 31-17 second period charge getting the lead and Cedevita was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 86-90. Krka players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Matic Rebec (181-95) accounted for 17 points and 9 assists for the winning side. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) came up with 22 points and 4 assists and Luka Babic (201-91, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Cedevita in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Krka moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Zadar and Mega Leks. Defending Croatian champion Cedevita keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Buducnost. Krka will play against KK Zadar (#13) on the road in the next round. Cedevita will play against Igokea (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Krka: M.Lukovic 24+7reb+1ast, M.Rebec 17+2reb+9ast, R.Curry 15+1reb+4ast, S.Cebular 9+3reb+3ast, Z.Dimec 9+8reb+3ast, D.Jukic 6+1reb
Cedevita: R.Boatright 22+3reb+4ast, L.Babic 13+6reb+6ast, M.Bilan 12+7reb, F.Kruslin 9+2reb+1ast, K.Zganec 8+2reb+1ast, M.Begic 8+3reb
gschID: 476264


Mega Leks - Zadar 92-75

There was a minor upset in Sremska Mitrovica where 11th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (6-13) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Serbian Mega Leks (6-13) 92-75 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Mega Leks. KK Zadar was better in third quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mega Leks made 7 blocks. KK Zadar was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for French power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 16 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side Bosnian forward Boris Barac (205-92) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Dutch guard Yannick Franke (194-96) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Five Mega Leks and four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Mega Leks moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Zadar and Krka. KK Zadar lost their fourth game in a row. Mega Leks will face bottom-ranked MZT Skopje (#14) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Mega Leks: R.Spasojevic 16+5reb+2ast, R.Zagorac 13+6reb+1ast, A.Kaba 13+11reb, O.Jaramaz 12+2reb+1ast, V.Cancar 11+2reb+6ast, N.Rebic 10+4ast
Zadar: Y.Franke 14+3reb+4ast, B.Barac 14+6reb+2ast, I.Marinkovic 11+5reb, L.Mazalin 11+5reb+5ast, K.Krajina 8+5reb, J.Vladovic 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 476265


Mornar Bar - Buducnost 78-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Buducnost (13-6) against eleventh ranked Mornar Bar (7-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Buducnost was defeated by Mornar Bar in a tough game in Bar 71-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Buducnost won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mornar Bar made 7 blocks. American guard Antabia Waller (191-88, college: Auburn) fired 33 points (!!!) for the winners. His fellow American import Cameron Tatum (200-88, college: Tennessee) chipped in 12 points. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Boris Savovic (208-87, agency: BeoBasket) produced 14 points and Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mornar Bar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Karpos Sokoli and FMP. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Cedevita. Mornar Bar will meet league's leader Crvena Zvezda in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play against the league's second-placed Partizan having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: A.Waller 33+1reb+2ast, C.Tatum 12+3reb, V.Pavic 9+2reb, M.Mugosa 6+3reb, O.Ellis 6+6reb, B.Radunovic 5+3reb
Buducnost: B.Savovic 14+2reb+3ast, O.Klassen 13+5reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 9+2reb+2ast, S.Sehovic 8+4reb+1ast, B.Subotic 7+2reb+1ast, S.Sehovic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 476262


Cibona - Un.Olimpija 68-79

There was a small surprise in Zagreb where seventh ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (9-10) defeated 5th ranked Croatian Cibona (11-8) 79-68 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American Devin Oliver (204-92, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) helped adding 18 points. Five Un.Olimpija players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Luka Zoric (211-84) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Cibona's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Un.Olimpija moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Igokea. Loser Cibona keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Un.Olimpija will face Karpos Sokoli (#10) in Skopje in the next round. Cibona will play on the road against FMP (#9) in Beograd and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: B.Jefferson 18+4reb+3ast, D.Oliver 15+11reb+3ast, G.Hrovat 13+6reb+4ast, S.Milosevic 13+6reb, M.Mulalic 11+1reb+3ast, N.Jankovic 6+7reb+1ast
Cibona: L.Zoric 16+6reb+2ast, Z.Sakic 10+7reb, P.Marinelli 8+1reb+1ast, N.Slavica 8+3reb, M.Rozic 7+5reb+2ast, D.Bosnjak 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 476260


Partizan - FMP 97-70

The most interesting game of round 19 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia/BC-Partizan-NiS-Beograd/170. The game took place in Beograd where second ranked Partizan outleveled visiting FMP (7-12) 97-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of FMP. The game without a history. Partizan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Branislav Ratkovica (192-85, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 21 points (made all of his seven free throws). Partizan's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Filip Covic (178-89) responded with 15 points and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Partizan maintains second place with 15-4 record having just eight point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. FMP at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and Karpos Sokoli. Partizan are looking forward to face Buducnost (#3) in Podgorica in the next round, which may be the game of the day. FMP will play at home against Cibona (#5) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Partizan: B.Ratkovica 21+3ast, N.Velickovic 17+6reb+7ast, S.Bircevic 14+6reb+1ast, M.Andric 13+5reb+1ast, S.Pot 10+4reb+3ast, W.Hatcher 10+3reb+2ast
FMP: J.Bolden 18+5reb, F.Covic 15+2reb+8ast, I.Austin 10+6reb+2ast, S.Lazarevic 10+3reb+1ast, D.Apic 10+5reb+1ast, D.Davidovac 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 476261


Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 68-77

Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (19-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Bosnian Igokea (9-10) in Aleksandrovac 77-68. The guests were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-19 Igokea's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-68 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Montenegrin-Serbian power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Serbian guard Vuk Radivojevic (196-83) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian forward Strahinja Micovic (205-92) added 15 points in the effort for Igokea. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Crvena Zvezda have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with 19-0 record. Igokea lost third consecutive game. Defending Bosnian champion keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Crvena Zvezda's next round opponent will be Mornar Bar (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Igokea will play against Cedevita in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: M.Simonovic 22+5reb+2ast, M.Bjelica 11+4reb+1ast, N.Wolters 10+2reb+1ast, M.Guduric 7+2reb+1ast, C.Jenkins 6+4reb+3ast, B.Lazic 5+2reb+1ast
Igokea: V.Radivojevic 18+7reb+2ast, S.Micovic 15+4reb, D.Sibalic 8+5reb, D.Talic 6+1reb+1ast, N.Pesakovic 5+3reb, B.Mahkovic 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 476263


Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje 77-74

Important game to mention about took place in Skopje. Eleventh ranked Karpos Sokoli (7-12) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 14th ranked MZT Skopje (5-14) 77-74 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 46-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Croatian guard Dominik Mavra (195-94) helped adding 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian center Jure Lalic (211-86) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Karpos Sokoli moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and FMP. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Karpos Sokoli will face higher ranked Un.Olimpija (#7) in Ljubljana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MZT Skopje will play at home against Mega Leks (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Karpos Sokoli: D.Mavra 19+6reb+5ast, B.Trajkovski 17+12reb+2ast, D.Labovic 15+2reb, Z.Vrkic 11+3reb+1ast, D.Zekovic 7+3reb, D.Sokolov 5+1reb+1ast
MZT Skopje: J.Lalic 22+7reb, D.Drenovac 19+8reb+3ast, S.Sinovec 15+9reb+4ast, D.Clark 12+7reb+4ast, X.Thames 3+3reb+1ast, M.Simonovski 3+1reb
gschID: 476259





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  ALBANIA  


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

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

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 the league outsider Bullets (10-14) 84-82 in the Australian NBL in Sunday night's game. Dillard was MVP of the game. He scored 28 points (!!!), had 4 boards, passed 5 assists and added 4 steals in 34 minutes on the court. New Zealand Breakers (12-12) are placed third in the NBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Dillard has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.3apg, 2.5spg, 2FGP: 60.5%(23-38), 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 81.8% in four games he played so far. 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). Bushati managed to help Germani Basket Brescia in a victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (5-11) crushing them 99-68 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. He recorded 5 points in 11 minutes. Germani Basket Brescia (8-8) is placed eighth in the Serie A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Bushati averages only 2.0ppg, 2FGP: 38.9%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 53.8% in 15 games. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He could not help SC Rasta Vechta (1-17) to beat Giessen 46ers (9-9). Broadus recorded 6 points. It was his first game for SC Rasta Vechta this season. SC Rasta Vechta was defeated 82-74 on the road by the much higher-ranked Giessen 46ers (#9). It was SC Rasta Vechta's 12th consecutive loss in a row. Broadus is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Apparently Broadus has never played in Albania.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #4. Forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Tuebingen II's victory against the 12th-ranked Stuttgart (5-11) 78-68 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Sunday. He scored 16 points and had 3 steals in 38 minutes. SV 03 Tuebingen 2nd team (6-10) is placed tenth in South-West group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. Mitku has very impressive stats this year: 16.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in 14 games. He used to play for the Albanian national team back in 2011.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #5. U18 international center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to help GBA Sparta in their game against CEZ Basketball Nymburk B (10-4) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). Lilaj did not beat the league record on Friday evening. He scored only 2 points. The eighth-placed GBA Sparta (5-9) was edged 89-86 at home by the higher-ranked CEZ Basketball Nymburk B (#3) in the Group A. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Lilaj's overall stats this season are: 2.3ppg and 2.3rpg. He plays currently for the Albanian U18 national team.

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 ABA League). He could not help Krka (6-13) to beat Crvena Zvezda (19-0). Kastrati was the second best scorer with 9 points. He also added 6 rebounds. But Krka was badly defeated 79-62 on the road by the leading Crvena Zvezda. It was Krka's tenth consecutive loss in a row. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. Kastrati's overall stats this year are: 3.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Isernia in their game against Bisceglie (13-4) in the Italian Serie B (third division). Patani scored 5 points in 14 minutes. Isernia (#13) was crushed 96-53 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Bisceglie in the Group D. It was Isernia's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Patani's overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.1spg in 15 games he played so far. 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
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
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
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga

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. 19-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-11 
 3. Regatas C. 16-11 
 4. Instituto 15-11 
 5. Olimpico LB 14-14 
 6. Quimsa 13-13 
 7. Libertad S. 12-13 
 8. La Union 12-14 
 9. Atenas 10-17 
 10. Echague 4-23 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 20-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 17-9 
 3. Weber Bahia 16-10 
 4. Argentino 14-12 
 5. GECR Indalo 13-13 
 6. Obras Basket 13-13 
 7. Penarol 13-15 
 8. Quilmes MP 12-15 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-17 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 19: San Lorenzo - Estudiantes C. 99-79
Jan. 18: San Martin C. - Echague 99-71
Jan. 22: Quilmes MP - GECR Indalo 96-88
Jan. 20: Regatas C. - Echague 95-83
Jan. 21: Olimpico LB - Ferrocarril 89-69
Jan. 20: Instituto - Atenas 89-60
Jan. 18: Obras Basket - Hispano Am. 84-92
Jan. 21: Hispano Am. - Libertad S. 80-94
Jan. 19: Weber Bahia - Quimsa 80-76
Jan. 21: Obras Basket - Estudiantes C. 80-71
Jan. 20: Penarol - GECR Indalo 73-69
Jan. 23: Obras Basket - Libertad S.
Jan. 23: La Union - Argentino
Jan. 23: Quimsa - Ferrocarril


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.1 
 2. Green, Instituto19.1 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.8 
 4. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Libertad S.16.4 
 8. Solano, Echague16.4 
 9. Reed, Penarol16.3 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.1 
 2. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.10.0 
 5. Horner, Obras B.8.9 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.5 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.7 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.2 
 6. Perez, Boca Jrs4.9 
 7. Ciorciari, Instituto4.8 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.7 
 9. Cantero, San M.4.7 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.2 
 2. Solano, Echague2.1 
 3. De los Santo., GECR I.2.0 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 8. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 9. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.8 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Acuna, Penarol1.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 14-4 
 2. San Isidro 12-7 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-7 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 5-13 
 6. SP Las Parejas 4-14 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 13-7 
 2. Parque Sur 12-7 
 3. Temperley 10-7 
 4. Platense 10-8 
 5. Rocamora 9-9 
 6. La Union 5-13 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-16 
North
 1. Hindu 16-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 15-4 
 3. Villa Angela 12-7 
 4. Villa San Martin 8-11 
 5. Salta Basket 7-11 
 6. Obera TC 5-14 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 5-15 
South
 1. Olimpo BB 14-5 
 2. Estudiantes O. 14-7 
 3. Huracan 11-11 
 4. Alianza Viedma 9-9 
 5. Atenas Carmen 8-12 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 22: Gimnasia LP - Atenas Carmen 90-97
Jan. 20: Union SF - Mitre Tuc. 87-83
Jan. 22: La Union - Olimpo BB 86-89
Jan. 20: Barrio Parque - Villa Angela 85-88
Jan. 20: Comunicaciones - Salta Basket 82-62
Jan. 22: Obera TC - Salta Basket 81-72
Jan. 20: Ciclista - Atenas Carmen 81-68
Jan. 21: Huracan - Petr.Argentino 78-45
Jan. 21: San Isidro - Hindu 58-75
Jan. 23: Alianza Viedma - Temperley
Jan. 24: Parque Sur - Olimpo BB
Jan. 24: San Isidro - SP Las Parejas
Jan. 24: Comunicaciones - Independiente BBC
Jan. 24: Estudiantes O. - Platense
Jan. 24: Villa San Martin - Union SF



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Jan. 22: Hong Kong ELL - Alab Pilipinas 93-80
Jan. 20: KL Dragons - Saigon H. 82-67
Jan. 25: KL Dragons - Kaohsiung



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-7 
 2. Hawks 12-12 
 3. Breakers 12-12 
 4. Wildcats 11-12 
 5. United 11-12 
 6. Kings 11-13 
 7. Taipans 10-12 
 8. Bullets 10-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Bullets - United 88-71
Jan. 21: 36ers - Kings 87-73
Jan. 20: Hawks - Breakers 86-95
Jan. 22: Breakers - Wildcats 86-82
Jan. 22: Taipans - Hawks 85-79
Jan. 20: Wildcats - Taipans 84-78
Jan. 19: 36ers - Bullets 101-68

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 26: Breakers - Taipans
Jan. 27: Bullets - Kings
Jan. 28: Wildcats - United
Jan. 28: Hawks - 36ers
Jan. 29: Kings - Breakers
Jan. 29: Taipans - Bullets


NBL Round 16: Perth Wildcats are defeated by New Zealand Breakers - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 3 rounds.

The most important game in the last round took place in Auckland between third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) and fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Sunday night. Perth Wildcats were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game on the road 82-86. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perth Wildcats won fourth quarter 35-32. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Zealand Breakers made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 41-25 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 26 points. Perth Wildcats' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. Defending champion Perth Wildcats dropped to the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with United. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 79-85. The winners were led by American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who scored that evening 16 points and Cameron Gliddon supported him with 18 points. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) did not help to save the game for Illawarra Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will play against bottom-ranked Bullets (#8) in Brisbane in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked United (11-12) against eighth ranked Bullets (10-14) on Saturday night. Visiting United was defeated by Bullets in Brisbane 88-71. Daniel Kickert fired 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Casper Ware produced 27 points and 4 assists for lost side. United's coach Dean Demopoulos let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Bullets maintains eighth position with 10-14 record. Loser United dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. Bullets will meet higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. United will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Friday night. Host Illawarra Hawks were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game in Gwynneville 86-95. It was a very good performance for Kevin Dillard who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#6) in Sydney. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Findon. First ranked host Adelaide 36ers (17-7) defeated 4th ranked Kings (11-13) 87-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Jerome Randle who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 assists. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze gave the chance to play for ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Kings lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play at home against New Zealand Breakers (#3) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 16 bottom-ranked Taipans lost to Wildcats on the opponent's court 78-84. 36ers outscored Bullets in a home game 101-68.

Breakers - Wildcats 86-82

The most important game in the last round took place in Auckland between third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) and fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Sunday night. Perth Wildcats were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game on the road 82-86. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perth Wildcats won fourth quarter 35-32. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Zealand Breakers made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 41-25 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 26 points and his fellow American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) scored 13 points. Perth Wildcats' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. Defending champion Perth Wildcats dropped to the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with United. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Penney 25+6reb+1ast, K.Dillard 20+5reb+4ast, P.Carter 15+5reb+1ast, F.Delany 7+2reb+1ast, A.Mitchell 6+9reb+2ast, S.Ili 5+1reb+1ast
Wildcats: B.Cotton 26+3reb+1ast, A.Brandt 14+2reb+1ast, C.Prather 13+3reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 8+1reb+2ast, M.Knight 6+5reb+2ast, S.Redhage 5+1reb
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Taipans - Hawks 85-79

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 79-85. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-18 Illawarra Hawks' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 85-79 at the end of the game. Cairns Taipans made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who scored that evening 16 points and international swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) supported him with 18 points. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) did not help to save the game for Illawarra Hawks. The former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will play against bottom-ranked Bullets (#8) in Brisbane in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Gliddon 18+1reb+1ast, T.Trice 16+4reb+3ast, N.Jawai 14+3reb+1ast, M.McCarron 9+6reb+2ast, S.Weigh 9+7reb, J.Weeks 6+1reb
Hawks: N.Kay 20+8reb+2ast, A.James Ogilvy 14+10reb+4ast, R.Clarke 10+3reb+2ast, R.Martin 10+2reb+5ast, T.Coenraad 6+2reb+2ast, C.Ellis 4+2reb+2ast
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36ers - Kings 87-73

The game between Top Four teams took place in Findon. First ranked host Adelaide 36ers (17-7) defeated 4th ranked Kings (11-13) 87-73. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-73. Kings were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 assists and swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Greg Whittington (203-93, college: Rutgers) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and international center Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze gave the chance to play for ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Kings lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play at home against New Zealand Breakers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Randle 19+1reb+11ast, M.Creek 17+7reb, N.Sobey 13+3reb+6ast, E.Jacobsen 12+6reb, A.Drmic 11+5reb, D.Johnson 11+6reb+2ast
Kings: T.Garlepp 15+3reb+3ast, K.Lisch 13+6reb+2ast, G.Whittington 12+7reb+3ast, J.Powell 8+3reb, J.Cadee 7+2reb+4ast, A.Maric 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 487522


Bullets - United 88-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked United (11-12) against eighth ranked Bullets (10-14) on Saturday night. Visiting United was defeated by Bullets in Brisbane 88-71. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-71. Bullets dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to United's 26 and made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Bullets had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) fired 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. Five Bullets players scored in double figures. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) produced 27 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. United's coach Dean Demopoulos let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Bullets maintains eighth position with 10-14 record. Loser United dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. Bullets will meet higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. United will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: D.Kickert 24+8reb+2ast, T.Craig 24+7reb+3ast, J.Kendle 12+6reb+4ast, T.Jervis 11+7reb+4ast, S.Bruce 11+2reb+4ast, M.Young 4+7reb
United: C.Ware 27+1reb+4ast, C.Goulding 17+2reb+4ast, T.Blanchfield 9+7reb, D.Barlow 5+3reb+1ast, M.Majok 4+4reb+1ast, J.Boone 3+7reb
gschID: 487521


Hawks - Breakers 86-95

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Friday night. Host Illawarra Hawks were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game in Gwynneville 86-95. Illawarra Hawks were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 26-14 third quarter run of New Zealand Breakers. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 46-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Illawarra Hawks. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#6) in Sydney. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Dillard 26+6reb+7ast, K.Penney 23+5reb+2ast, A.Pledger 12+6reb, R.Loe 11+1reb+1ast, S.Ili 7+2reb+3ast, A.Mitchell 6+12reb
Hawks: A.James Ogilvy 16+7reb+2ast, R.Clarke 14+1reb+4ast, T.Coenraad 11+8reb+1ast, N.Kay 11+2reb+2ast, M.Harris 9+4reb+4ast, K.White 7+3reb+6ast
gschID: 487520


Wildcats - Taipans 84-78

Very expected game when 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) were defeated on the road by third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) 84-78 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Perth Wildcats forced 21 Cairns Taipans turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 assists and the former international center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) who added 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Mitchell McCarron (190-92, college: Metro St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the former international power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Perth Wildcats went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with United. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the seventh place with 12 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face United (#5) in Melbourne in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Bullets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 27+2reb+5ast, A.Brandt 17+11reb+1ast, C.Prather 16+4reb+4ast, J.Wagstaff 8+5reb, M.Knight 6+2reb+2ast, J.McKay 4+5reb
Taipans: N.Jawai 13+7reb+1ast, M.McCarron 13+11reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 10+2reb+3ast, T.Trice 10+5reb+1ast, A.Loughton 7+4reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 7+1reb
gschID: 487519


36ers - Bullets 101-68

Very predictable result in Findon where first ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-7) smashed bottom-ranked Bullets (10-14) 101-68 on Thursday. The game without a history. Adelaide 36ers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Adelaide 36ers shot 25 for 36 from the free-throw line, while Bullets only scored nine points from the stripe. Adelaide 36ers forced 20 Bullets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Bullets were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who added 22 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) during the contest. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 6 points and 9 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. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Bullets lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bullets will play on the road against Cairns Taipans (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Randle 22+3ast, M.Creek 15+5reb+2ast, D.Johnson 13+9reb+4ast, N.Sobey 13+3reb+7ast, T.Ferguson 13+2reb, M.Deng 10+4reb
Bullets: D.Kickert 20+8reb+3ast, T.Craig 10+2reb+1ast, M.Kenyon 9+3reb, S.Bruce 8+4reb+3ast, T.Jervis 7+3reb, M.Young 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 487518



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Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 14-2 
 2. Gmunden 13-5 
 3. Wels 10-7 
 4. Kapfenberg 10-8 
 5. Vienna 8-10 
 6. Furstenfeld 7-9 
 7. Arkadia 7-11 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-12 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 22: Kapfenberg - Arkadia 87-67
Jan. 22: Vienna - Klosterneuburg 80-74
Jan. 22: Wels - Gmunden 75-93
Jan. 23: Furstenfeld - UBSC Graz


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 11-2 
 2. Rocks 10-2 
 3. Dragons 9-3 
 4. Lions 9-4 
 5. Raiders 8-5 
 6. KOS 6-6 
 7. Timberwolves 6-7 
 8. BBU S. 5-8 
 9. Flames 3-9 
 10. Warriors 2-10 
 11. Piraten 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 22: Timberwolves - BBU S. 95-71
Jan. 21: Raiders - Mustangs 84-65
Jan. 22: Flames - Warriors 73-58
Jan. 22: Lions - Rocks 67-75
Jan. 22: Piraten - Dragons 42-76


2.Bundesliga Round 14: #1 Mustangs are defeated by Raiders - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Mustangs (11-2) in Villach on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Raiders (8-5) 84-65. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Mustangs. The game was mostly controlled by Raiders. Mustangs managed to win fourth quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Raiders maintains fifth position with 8-5 record. Mustangs at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. Raiders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mustangs will play on the road against UBC St. Polten in St.Polten and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Dornbirn. 3rd ranked host Lions (9-4) lost to second ranked Rocks (10-2) 75-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lions. Rocks maintains second position with 10-2 record behind leader Mustangs. Lions at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Rocks will play against Flames (#9) in Wien in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lions will play on the road against KOS (#6) in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-13) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (9-3) 76-42 on Sunday evening. UBC St. Polten have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings with 13 games lost. UBC St. Polten will meet at home league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Worthersee Piraten will play against BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 14 Warriors lost to Flames on the opponent's court 58-73. Timberwolves outscored BBU S. in a home game 95-71.

Flames - Warriors 73-58

Everything could happen in Wien at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Flames and 10th ranked Warriors had identical 2-9 record. This time Flames used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from 73-58 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Flames. Warriors managed to win second period 16-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flames maintains ninth position with 3-9 record. Warriors lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Flames will meet league's second-placed Rocks in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Warriors will play against Timberwolves (#7) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495165


Timberwolves - BBU S. 95-71

Everything could happen in Vienna at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Timberwolves and 8th ranked BBU S. had identical 5-7 record. This time Timberwolves used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Salzburg 95-71 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Timberwolves. BBU S. managed to win third quarter 24-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Timberwolves maintains seventh position with 6-7 record. Loser BBU S. keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Timberwolves will meet Warriors (#10) in the next round. BBU S. will play against Worthersee Piraten and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495163


Piraten - Dragons 42-76

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-13) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (9-3) 76-42 on Sunday evening. UBC St. Polten have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings with 13 games lost. UBC St. Polten will meet at home league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Worthersee Piraten will play against BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 495164


Lions - Rocks 67-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Dornbirn. 3rd ranked host Lions (9-4) lost to second ranked Rocks (10-2) 75-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lions. Lions were ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 30-15 charge of Rocks, which allowed them to win the game. Rocks maintains second position with 10-2 record behind leader Mustangs. Lions at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Rocks will play against Flames (#9) in Wien in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lions will play on the road against KOS (#6) in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495162


Raiders - Mustangs 84-65

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Mustangs (11-2) in Villach on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Raiders (8-5) 84-65. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Mustangs. The game was mostly controlled by Raiders. Mustangs managed to win fourth quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Raiders maintains fifth position with 8-5 record. Mustangs at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. Raiders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mustangs will play on the road against UBC St. Polten in St.Polten and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495161





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Trey Davis joins Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 24-year old American point guard Trey Davis (183-84kg-93, college: Massachusetts). He just played at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. But in only one game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists. Davis also spent pre-season at Bakken (Ligaen) in Danish league earlier that year.
Last year he was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in sixth round (104th overall).
The former University of Massachusetts staris in his first season in pro basketball.
Davis' team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Round 14 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-8) survived in overtime against Estonian Rapla (8-4) by two points 86-84 on Thursday night. The game took place in Rapla. But the guests from Atyrau were better at the end. The best player for the winners was Ryan Cook who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Barsy Atyrau's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains seventh position with 2-8 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost. Barsy Atyrau will face league's leader Barons Riga on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last game of round 14 winless COR-Borisfen was crushed by Valmiera in a road game 88-69. TTU beat COR-Borisfen at home 108-97. Liepaja/Triobet was destroyed by Nevezis on the opponent's court 98-75. Tarvas managed to outperform COR-Borisfen in a home game 75-59. Barsy Atyrau managed to beat Parnu on the road 96-92.
The best stats of 14th round was 19 points and 7 assists by Damier Pitts of Valmiera.

Valmiera - COR-Borisfen 88-69

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Belarusian COR-Borisfen (0-12) was crushed on the road by ninth ranked Latvian Valmiera (9-2) 88-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. COR-Borisfen was better in third quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera forced 19 COR-Borisfen turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall) who scored 19 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Lauris Blaus (208-90) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Pitts is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Valmiera's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Alexander Kharkevich (186-86) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) added 10 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Four Valmiera and five COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. Valmiera have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending Latvian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Barons Riga. COR-Borisfen at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Valmiera will face P.Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: A.Kharkevich 15+6reb+7ast, E.Ivanov 12+3reb+2ast, P.Bliznets 12+7reb, V.Kamarunas 10+5reb+7ast, M.Kozlovets 10+6reb, A.Malkov 8+2reb+3ast
Valmiera: D.Pitts 19+4reb+7ast, L.Blaus 15+8reb+2ast, M.Laksa 13, R.Malmanis 10+5reb+2ast, E.Jonats 10+9reb+1ast, H.Karlis 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 495356


TTU - COR-Borisfen 108-97

No shocking result in a game in Tallinn where twelfth ranked Estonian TTU (5-6) defeated bottom-ranked Belarusian COR-Borisfen (0-12) 108-97 on Thursday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. TTU outrebounded COR-Borisfen 43-23 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Serbian center Nikola Vujovic (210-93, college: Georgian Court) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. TTU's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) produced 21 points and 7 assists and Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five TTU and four COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. TTU moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Jurmala and BK Ogre. COR-Borisfen at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. TTU will face BK Ogre (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: V.Kamarunas 21+1reb+7ast, E.Ivanov 21+4reb+2ast, M.Kozlovets 16+10reb+2ast, A.Kharkevich 14+3reb+4ast, P.Bliznets 10+1reb+1ast, A.Malkov 8+1reb+3ast
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 26+9reb+4ast, N.Vujovic 19+13reb+4ast, S.Olmre 15+3reb, R.Koort 14+4reb, S.Viilup 11+5reb+4ast, R.Puur 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 495355


Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 84-86 OT

Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-8) survived in overtime against Estonian Rapla (8-4) by two points 86-84 on Thursday night. The game took place in Rapla. But the guests from Atyrau were better at the end. The guests trailed by 12 points at the halftime before their 24-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 13-11. Rapla was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Ryan Cook (191-90, college: UMBC, agency: HMS) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) chipped in 18 points and 5 steals. Cook is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Barsy Atyrau's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains seventh position with 2-8 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost. Barsy Atyrau will face league's leader Barons Riga on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rapla: S.Kaldre 19+5reb+2ast, D.Bratoz 18+5reb+4ast, T.van der Mars 17+15reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 14+5reb+1ast, R.Suarez 9+7reb+4ast, K.Voolaid 5+2reb+1ast
Barsy Atyrau: T.Parks 18+3reb+2ast, R.Cook 17+9reb+2ast, P.Ilin 14+6reb+1ast, P.Micheev 11+9reb+2ast, M.Yevstigneyev 8+4reb+1ast, N.Bazhkin 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 495354


Nevezis - Liepaja/Triobet 98-75

Rather expected game in Kedainiai where 5th ranked Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (4-7) was rolled over by third ranked Lithuanian Nevezis (8-3) 98-75 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-75. Nevezis shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Liepaja/Triobet's players. The best player for the winners was Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91) who scored 21 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian forward Ivan Smiljanic (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) produced 28 points and American forward Carl Montgomery (203, college: Chicago St.) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Nevezis have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Liepaja/Triobet lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Nevezis will face Jurmala (#4) on the road in the next round. Liepaja/Triobet will play against Barsy Atyrau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Ausejs 28+3reb+2ast, M.Griffin 11+1reb+4ast, D.Rozitis 10+7reb, C.Montgomery 8+9reb+2ast, L.McMullan 8+2reb+4ast, K.Pauls Lasmanis 5+2reb
Nevezis: I.Smiljanic 25+6reb+1ast, T.Prostran 21+3reb+9ast, V.Volkus 14+8reb+3ast, K.Petrukonis 13+5reb+4ast, J.Love-Roberts 10+3ast, S.Kymantas 8+5reb
gschID: 495353


Tarvas - COR-Borisfen 75-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked Estonian BC Rakvere's (3-8) home victory over bottom-ranked Belarusian COR-Borisfen (0-12) 75-59 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. COR-Borisfen was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to COR-Borisfen's 26. The best player for the winners was forward Tonis Peil (196-93) who scored 23 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Swingman Oliver Metsalu (196-93) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Point guard Artem Malkov (185-88) produced 15 points and guard Alexander Kharkevich (186-86) added 14 points respectively for the guests. BC Rakvere maintains thirteenth position with 3-8 record. Loser COR-Borisfen still closes the standings with 12 games lost. BC Rakvere will face higher ranked Jekabpils (#10) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: A.Malkov 15+3reb, A.Kharkevich 14+1reb+1ast, V.Kamarunas 11+1reb+3ast, M.Kozlovets 6+8reb, S.Tatur 5+5reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 5+2reb+2ast
Tarvas: T.Peil 23+4reb, O.Metsalu 14+5reb+6ast, S.Saaremael 11+1reb+1ast, J.Baker 10+8reb+6ast, S.Post 9+6reb+5ast, A.Talu 4+2reb
gschID: 495352


Parnu - Barsy Atyrau 92-96

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Estonian Parnu (3-9) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-8) 96-92 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-92. It was a great shooting night for Barsy Atyrau especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Parnu was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) who scored 33 points (!!!). Russian-Kazakhstan forward Pavel Micheev (201-83) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Barsy Atyrau's coach used entire bench in such tough game. Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) produced 28 points and forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Parnu players scored in double figures. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains seventh position with 2-8 record. Loser Parnu keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. Barsy Atyrau will face league's leader Barons Riga on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Parnu: E.Seskus 28+4reb+3ast, M.Kirves 15+7reb+1ast, S.Sutt 11+4ast, R.Hallik 10+2reb+4ast, R.Raap 9+5reb+2ast, K.Kask 8+5reb+1ast
Barsy Atyrau: T.Parks 33+3reb+1ast, P.Micheev 21+9reb+1ast, R.Cook 14+4reb+4ast, P.Ilin 8+2reb+3ast, V.Savchenko 6+1reb+2ast, M.Yevstigneyev 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 495351





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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.7 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.5 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk17.8 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.3 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.1 
 7. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.16.6 
 9. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.16.6 
 10. Volodkin, Impuls B.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.9 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.4 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.6 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.7.7 
 10. Chumakov, Prine.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vytautas KAMARUNAS
  COR-Bori.
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.9 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 5. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.4 
 10. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.7 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Chumakov, Grodn.2.4 
 4. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.2 
 7. Viaroukin, GO.2.2 
 8. Svakel, Prinemanye2.0 
 9. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Maksim KORATCOV
  Tsmoki I.
  (171-PG-98)
  Avg: 0
 1. Koratcov, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Grodn.0.0 
 5. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 6. Moshko, Brest0.0 
 7. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 8. Moroz, Brest0.0 
 9. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 10. Misevich, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


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

22-year old Victor Ilyukevich (203-C/F-94) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Grodno-93 and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 17 rebounds, while his team outclassed Brest (#9, 2-16) with 41-point margin 104-63. It allowed Grodno-93 to consolidate first place in the Belarusian league. Grodno-93 has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 17-1. Ilyukevich turned to be Grodno-93's top player in his first season with the team. Victor Ilyukevich averages this season 12.1ppg and 6.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Kiryl Chumakov (197-F-95). He is a forward in his second season at Grodno-93. In the last game Chumakov recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Of course together with Ilyukevich he helped Grodno-93 with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Brest (#9, 2-16) 104-63. Of course Grodno-93 still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 17-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Chumakov is well-known at Grodno-93 and together with Victor Ilyukevich he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Maksim Shustov (188-G-86) of Impuls BGUIR (#5). Shustov got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Impuls BGUIR, leading his team to a 69-67 win against the lower-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#8, 3-15). Impuls BGUIR needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 9 lost games. Shustov has a great season in Belarus. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.3ppg (5th best) and assists with 5.9apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) of Tsmoki II - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Vitaliy Lebedev (200-F/C-99) of BSEU-GrandPrint - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Maksim Sazonau (202-F-96) of BSEU-GrandPrint - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Dmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93 - 7 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Vladislav Bliznyuk (181-PG-99) of Tsmoki II - 16 points and 2 rebounds
9. Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-PG-93) of GOCOR-Sozh - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Aleksandr Kopacev (203-F/C-95) of GOCOR-Sozh - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Premier League Round 21: BSEU-GrandPrint defeat Prinemanye in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Premier League took place in Minsk. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-13) to seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (6-16) 62-59 in the game for the sixth place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Prinemanye won fourth quarter 16-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (190-88) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 assists for the winners and forward Maksim Sazonau (202-96) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) with 19 points and 7 rebounds. BSEU-GrandPrint have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Prinemanye lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Brest (#9) on the road in the next round. Prinemanye will play against the league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tsmoki II (13-5) against fourth ranked Vitebsk (12-8) on Saturday night. Host Tsmoki II was crushed by Vitebsk in Minsk 89-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tsmoki II. Forward Ruslan Pishcheyko (190-98) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and Anton Vashkevich accounted for 11 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Tsmoki II 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. Vitebsk maintains fourth place with 12-8 record. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked Impuls BGUIR in Gomel 91-72. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 19-point difference suggests that GOCOR-Sozh is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Impuls BGUIR. The best player for the winners was Artem Stankevich who scored 24 points. GOCOR-Sozh's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Evgeniy Pankratovic who recorded 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. GOCOR-Sozh (3-15) moved-up to eighth place. Loser Impuls BGUIR keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (17-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Brest (2-16) 119-56. It was a good game for Kiryl Chumakov who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Grodno-93 maintains first place with 17-1 record. Brest lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 16 games lost. Grodno-93 will have a break next round. Brest will play at home against BSEU-GrandPrint (#6) and hope to win that game.

Tsmoki II - Vitebsk 63-89

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tsmoki II (13-5) against fourth ranked Vitebsk (12-8) on Saturday night. Host Tsmoki II was crushed by Vitebsk in Minsk 89-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tsmoki II. The game without a history. Vitebsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tsmoki II to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Tsmoki II 58-28 including a 25-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Tsmoki II was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Ruslan Pishcheyko (190-98) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Anton Vashkevich (203-94) accounted for 11 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Anton Zaretski (188-98) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Tsmoki II in the defeat. Five Vitebsk and four Tsmoki II 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. Vitebsk maintains fourth place with 12-8 record. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: V.Ovsepyan 16+7reb, R.Pishcheyko 15+14reb, I.Aladko 14+4reb+5ast, A.Kachan 14+2reb+1ast, A.Vashkevich 11+17reb, M.Ovsepyan 7+6reb+2ast
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 15+8reb+2ast, A.Zaretski 15+7reb+1ast, V.Bliznyuk 12+2reb+4ast, A.Stavrovskiy 11+2reb+4ast, D.Kuratnik 5+3reb+2ast, I.Palanevich 3+1ast
gschID: 530000


Grodno-93 - Brest 119-56

Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (17-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Brest (2-16) 119-56. The game without a history. Grodno-93 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Brest's 32 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Grodno-93 forced 26 Brest turnovers and outrebounded them 48-24 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 36 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Brest's players. It was a good game for forward Kiryl Chumakov (197-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Yuri Mishukov (205-85) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Guard Anton Shchurko (188-97) answered with 15 points and guard Alexei Stepura (189-93) added 13 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Brest. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Grodno-93 maintains first place with 17-1 record. Brest lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 16 games lost. Grodno-93 will have a break next round. Brest will play at home against BSEU-GrandPrint (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: Y.Mishukov 18+8reb+3ast, I.Kaliayev 15+3reb+5ast, A.Navoichyk 14+5reb+4ast, G.Kruk 14+1reb+3ast, T.Evsievich 12+6reb+5ast, D.Kuzmin 12+3reb+3ast
Brest: A.Shchurko 15+3reb+2ast, A.Stepura 13+2reb+1ast, P.Moroz 9+4reb, R.Matusevich 7+1reb+1ast, N.Iovich 6+6reb, M.Samusik 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 529997


GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR 91-72

Bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked Impuls BGUIR in Gomel 91-72. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 19-point difference suggests that GOCOR-Sozh is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Impuls BGUIR. The game without a history. GOCOR-Sozh led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Impuls BGUIR's 44. GOCOR-Sozh forced 22 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Artem Stankevich (185-95) who scored 24 points. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Five GOCOR-Sozh players scored in double figures. GOCOR-Sozh's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Evgeniy Pankratovic (186-98) who recorded 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively. GOCOR-Sozh (3-15) moved-up to eighth place. Loser Impuls BGUIR keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
GOCOR-Sozh: A.Stankevich 24+4reb+3ast, T.Viaroukin 16+5reb+7ast, E.Dudov 14+7reb+1ast, E.Rybkin 11+4reb+3ast, A.Kopacev 10+5reb, D.Adaskov 6+1reb+1ast
Impuls BGUIR: E.Pankratovic 23+5reb+5ast, M.Shustov 19+2reb+5ast, I.Kozhdan 10+9reb+2ast, A.Radishevskiy 8+5reb+3ast, A.Butkevich 4+12reb, N.Gerasimovich 4+2reb
gschID: 529999


BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye 62-59

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Premier League took place in Minsk. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-13) to seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (6-16) 62-59 in the game for the sixth place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Prinemanye won fourth quarter 16-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (190-88) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 assists for the winners and forward Maksim Sazonau (202-96) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. BSEU-GrandPrint have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Prinemanye lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Brest (#9) on the road in the next round. Prinemanye will play against the league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 24+4reb+5ast, M.Sazonau 10+10reb, V.Lebedev 8+3reb+1ast, S.Ulyanka 7+7reb+2ast, D.Roslikau 7+5reb+5ast, V.Nazarov 3+6reb+3ast
Prinemanye: D.Chumakov 19+7reb+1ast, A.Navoichyk 15+7reb, P.Suvorov 13+1reb+6ast, V.Stubeda 4+6reb+2ast, R.Kutskevich 4+3reb+1ast, N.Shalak 2+4reb+3ast
gschID: 529998





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Clark, Antwerp20.3 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven17.5 
 3. Simpson, Liege16.7 
 4. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 5. Samhan, Leuven15.9 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .15.7 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar15.6 
 8. Ware, Antwerp15.1 
 9. Dowe, Brussels14.3 
 10. Katic, Oostende14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.2 
 2. Ware, Antwerp7.1 
 3. Samhan, Leuven6.9 
 4. Amis, Aalstar6.5 
 5. Fields, Liege6.4 
 6. Dowe, Brussels6.3 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .6.3 
 8. Mann, Mons-Hainaut6.1 
 9. Simmons, Brussels5.9 
 10. Cage, Mons-Hainaut5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.4 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.3 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.5 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.4 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.3 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 9. Simpson, Liege3.7 
 10. Tuttle, Limburg .3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.6 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Swing, Limburg United1.5 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 8. Channels, Kango.1.3 
 9. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.3 
 10. Gugino, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.6 
 3. Bako, Leuven1.1 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Fields, Liege0.9 
 6. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 7. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 8. Blair, Aalstar0.8 
 9. Simmons, Brussels0.7 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.6 


Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Waregem 14-3 
 2. Gent Hawks 13-3 
 3. Gembo BBC 13-4 
 4. Oxaco 12-5 
 5. Soba 9-8 
 6. Houthalen 9-8 
 7. Giants B 8-9 
 8. Melsele 8-9 
 9. Royal Brussels 7-10 
 10. Ieper 7-10 
 11. Ninane 6-10 
 12. Ekeren 4-12 
 13. Gistel Oostende 4-13 
 14. RPC Anderlecht 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 22: Houthalen - Gembo BBC 96-84
Jan. 20: Giants B - Waregem 87-82
Jan. 22: Royal Brussels - Ninane 83-88
Jan. 22: Soba - RPC Anderlecht 82-63
Jan. 21: Oxaco - Ieper 80-68
Jan. 21: Ekeren - Gistel Oostende 79-74
Jan. 21: Melsele - Gent Hawks 78-82

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 28: Waregem - Ninane
Jan. 28: Gent Hawks - Giants B
Jan. 28: RPC Anderlecht - Melsele
Jan. 28: Ieper - Royal Brussels
Jan. 29: Soba - Ekeren
Jan. 29: Gistel Oostende - Houthalen
Jan. 29: Gembo BBC - Oxaco


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels18.8 
 2. Celis, Oxaco17.7 
 3. Baptista, Gistel O.17.2 
 4. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 5. Van Hoey, Oxaco16.3 
 6. Gorremans, Soba16.3 
 7. Lambrecht, Gistel O.16.2 
 8. Guillemyn, Waregem16.1 
 9. Kotrulja, Gistel O.16.0 
 10. Hilliman, Melsele15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Lhoest, Ninane10.4 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele10.1 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.1 
 4. Fall, Ieper8.4 
 5. Gorremans, Soba7.6 
 6. Moris, Royal Brussels7.1 
 7. De Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 8. Celis, Oxaco6.9 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B6.8 
 10. Schepens, Ieper6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent LHOTE
  Gent Hawks
  (182-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.9 
 2. Celis, Oxaco4.5 
 3. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.4 
 4. Lait, Royal Brussels4.3 
 5. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.2 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.8 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.5 
 8. Snyers, Houthalen3.2 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.2.8 
 10. Pegg, Oxaco2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas GOETHAERT
  Gembo B.
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.2 
 2. De Lepeleire, Wareg.2.0 
 3. Riahi, RPC A.1.8 
 4. Benzouien, Royal B.1.8 
 5. Van den Bran., Eke.1.8 
 6. Celis, Oxaco1.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Mwendanga, Giants B.1.5 
 9. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.5 
 10. Lamot, Melsele1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Melsele
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Hilliman, Melsele1.2 
 2. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.1 
 4. Samaey, Waregem0.8 
 5. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 6. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 8. Van den Berg., Gent H.0.5 
 9. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.5 
 10. Hendrickx, Melsele0.5 



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  BOSNIA  


Bosnian Prospects where are they now? - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnian Prospects where are they now?

Adnan Omeragic: Once a top prospect in Spain the 201cm forward is still fairly young having turned 20 in August. He has struggled with development and injuries the last few seasons and has become an afterthought for both BiH and the Spanish National Team. He's playing for Nautico KIA Tenerife this season in the Spanish EBA. His stats so far this season in 13 games are 14mpg 6.6ppg 2.2rbpg .8stls while shooting 48.9% from two, 45% from three and 72.2% from the FT line. He is a key player for the club coming off the bench this season but much more was expected of him after being a member of the Spanish U16 team a few years ago.

Sandro Gacic: He's another 20 year old Bosnian playing in the EBA league in Spain this season. He declined the invitation to play with the Bosnian U20 team last summer so he could focus on studies and improving his game and it has paid off so far this season. He's been one of the best players for his team Cantbasket this season. In 12 games he is averaging 27mpg 13.3ppg 3.2rbpg 2.7aspg 1.3stls. He is struggling with his shooting however averaging 40.8% from two, 33.7% from three and 73.2% from the FT line. Five years ago he was considered an elite prospect in Europe, possibly the best guard on the old continent. He hasn't lived up to that advanced billing but has shown slow, steady improvement over time. There has been a question how much he actually loves the game of basketball but that is a question for him to answer.

Nikola Maric: the member of the BiH U18 team is playing a solid role for his club in the EBA this season. He's played in 9 games so far averaging 23mpg 10.7ppg 5.6rbpg 1.1aspg and he is shooting 50% from two, 25% from three and 81% from the FT line.

Lazar Mutic: He has struggled mightily in the EBA league this season. He has played in 7 games averaging 15mpg 3.3ppg 3.9rbpg while shooting 21.9% from two and 30% from the FT line.

Sani Campara: He too is playing in the EBA league in Spain for Real Madrid II. He has played in 9 games so far averaging 23mpg 6.3ppg 1.6rbpg 1.3aspg while shooting 53.8% from two, 20% from three and 83.3% from the FT line so far on the season.

Aleksandar Lazic: He has played a major role for his club in Serbia Dynamic BG Belgrade this season. He's played in 11 games averaging 26mpg 8.5ppg 6.8rbpg 1.1aspg 1.7stls while shooting 54.4% from two, 24.1% from three and 64.7% from the FT line. He is a solid shooter when left open and even with his injuries he has solid athleticism. He has yet to have a breakout year with a club team but he is still young and a breakout year is still possible.

Amar Gegic: The elite athletically gifted guard moved onto Bayern from Spars Sarajevo this year and has put his immense talents on display for the German club. He's played in 10 games so far averaging 20mpg 8.5ppg 2.8rbpg 2.3aspg 1.2stls while shooting 58.1% from two, 10% from three (2-20 so far) and 69% from the FT line.

Dejan Kovacevic: He has struggled lately for Bayern II and has not made the impact expected this season. He's played 14 games so far averaging 22mpg 11ppg 3.9rbpg while shooting 65.2% from two, 37% from three and 84.4% from the FT line.

Amar Balic: He's having a solid season for his team in Italy so far. He's played in 16 games averaging 35mpg 10.8ppg 4.8rbpg 4.9aspg 1.2stls. He is struggling with his shooting however averaging 41.9% from two, 28.6% from three and 67.9% from the FT line. He is struggling with turnovers as well, averaging 4 per game so far on the season.

Nedim Muslic: One of the best young 3x3 players in the world is playing well for his club in Qatar as well. The 200cm forward has played in 9 games so far averaging 22mpg 7.2ppg 5.7rbpg 1.4aspg 1.3stls while shooting 55.6% from two, 26.9% from three and 40% from the FT line.



Ylli lands Kevin Brown, ex Siroki Primorka - by Eurobasket News

Golden Eagle Ylli (SuperLeague) tabbed 25-year old American guard Kevin Brown (190-88kg-92, college: New Orleans). He spent his 2-year professional career in Bosnia. He started the season at Siroki Primorka in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 9 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg this season. The last season Brown played at Zrinjski (also in Division I) where in 23 games he had 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention.
His college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2014.
Brown graduated from University of New Orleans in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 11-3 
 2. Brasilia 11-4 
 3. Vitoria 9-5 
 4. Paulistano 8-6 
 5. Pinheiros 8-6 
 6. Bauru 8-6 
 7. Vasco Da G. 8-6 
 8. Franca 8-7 
 9. Campo Mourao 7-7 
 10. Mogi 7-7 
 11. B.Cearense 6-8 
 12. Minas 6-8 
 13. L.Sorocaba 4-10 
 14. Macae 3-11 
 15. Caxias do Sul 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Flamengo - Franca 80-83
Jan. 23: Macae - Franca
Jan. 24: Flamengo - Bauru
Jan. 25: Paulistano - Campo Mourao
Jan. 25: L.Sorocaba - Mogi
Jan. 25: B.Cearense - Pinheiros
Jan. 26: Macae - Bauru
Jan. 26: Vasco Da G. - Minas
Jan. 26: Caxias do Sul - Brasilia

Round 5

Jan. 19: Mogi - Macae 69-75

Round 6

Jan. 17: Mogi - Flamengo 57-83

Round 8

Jan. 19: Vasco Da G. - Brasilia 85-76
Jan. 22: Mogi - Vitoria 75-72
Jan. 16: Macae - Vasco Da G. 58-69


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, Flamengo20.6 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Mariano, Brasilia19.6 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros19.5 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi18.8 
 7. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria17.0 
 9. Jackson, Vasco D.17.0 
 10. Rossetto, B.Cea.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.5 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 4. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.6 
 6. Lopez, Flamengo7.4 
 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: 6.5
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.5 
 2. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.5.4 
 5. Rodgers, Minas5.4 
 6. Dawkins, Vitoria5.3 
 7. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.3 
 8. Borges, Franca5.2 
 9. Anthony, Macae4.9 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.8 
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. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. de Oliveira, Mogi1.7 
 7. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 8. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 9. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros1.6 
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. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.7 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 8. Hayes, Vitoria0.6 
 9. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 10. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 


Fuenlabrada may tab Rafael Hettsheimer - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 31-year old Brazilian international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-118kg-86) who currently plays at Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazil. He is a dual citizen owning also Spanish passport. He has played there for the last three years. In 14 NBB games he had very impressive stats: 19.9ppg and 7.8rpg this season.
Hettsheimer won Liga Americas championship title in 2015.
He has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Hettsheimer has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg.
Hettsheimer's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Hettsheimer has played previously professionally also in Spain (Real Madrid, Unicaja Malaga, Girona FC, Vic and Blusens Monbus) and Brazil (COC Ribeirao).
On Hettsheimer: Not so tall to play at center, he manages to keep the position thanks to powerful body and athletic skills. He could became a good PF, because he knows how to step out and hit the basket from mid-range. Has defensive mentality, but needs to improve this part of the game. Has yet upside, however.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 12-2 
 2. Beroe 9-4 
 3. Akademik PL 9-4 
 4. Balkan 8-5 
 5. Rilski 7-7 
 6. Spartak Pleven 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-10 
 9. Levski 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Akademik PL - Yambol 87-78
Jan. 21: Balkan - Levski 75-63
Jan. 21: Lukoil Acad. - Spartak Pleven 104-71
Jan. 21: Rilski - Beroe 101-85

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 28: Beroe - Lukoil Acad.
Jan. 28: Levski - Cherno More
Jan. 28: Spartak Pleven - Akademik PL
Jan. 28: Yambol - Balkan


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.2 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.3 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.9 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 9. Varbanov, Yambol16.1 
 10. Tsonkov, Cherno M.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski9.7 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 5. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.7.9 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Daniels, Balkan6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.1 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.8 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.2 
 6. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.4 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 9. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.4 
 4. Shelton, Rilski1.3 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 6. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.9 
 8. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 9. Lekov, Levski0.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski0.7 


Standings A2

Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Cherno More 2 9-4 
 3. Shumen 8-5 
 4. Dolphin 7-6 
 5. Dunav 2016 4-9 
 6. Akademik Varna 2-10 
 7. Chernomorets 1-11 
West
 1. Chavdar 8-3 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 7-4 
 4. Rilski 2 6-5 
 5. Akademik Sofia 5-6 
 6. CSKA 0-10 

Qualifying Round: Round 2

Jan. 22: Chavdar - Dunav 2016 99-82
Jan. 22: Cherno More 2 - Akademik Sofia 90-85
Jan. 22: Shumen - Rilski 2 75-80
Jan. 22: Vidabasket - Dolphin 20-0



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Memorial 9-5 
 2. UNB 8-4 
 3. Dalhousie 8-4 
 4. St.Mary's 8-5 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-6 
 6. Acadia 5-6 
 7. UPEI 4-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-12 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. Mount Royal 7-7 
 2. TRU 7-7 
 3. UFV 6-8 
 4. MacEwan 4-10 
 5. UNBC 4-10 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-12 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 13-1 
 2. Alberta 12-4 
 3. Calgary 11-3 
 4. Lethbridge 10-6 
 5. Saskatchewan 9-5 
 6. Winnipeg 9-5 
 7. Manitoba 8-6 
 8. Brandon 7-9 
 9. Regina 6-8 
 10. Victoria 5-9 
 11. TWU 2-15 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 7-4 
 2. McMaster 7-6 
 3. Guelph 3-9 
 4. Lakehead 3-10 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 12-0 
 2. Toronto 8-5 
 3. Queen's 6-6 
 4. York 4-7 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 11-0 
 2. Ottawa 11-1 
 3. Nipissing 5-8 
 4. Laurentian 4-9 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 8-6 
 2. Laurier 7-8 
 3. Algoma 4-9 
 4. Waterloo 3-9 
 5. Western 3-9 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 7-3 
 2. UQAM 5-5 
 3. Laval 4-4 
 4. Concordia 4-4 
 5. Bishop's 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 22: Memorial - St.Francis X. 98-91
Jan. 21: UQAM - Bishop's 98-79
Jan. 21: Carleton - Lakehead 96-58
Jan. 21: Brandon - Regina 95-85
Jan. 21: Alberta - UFV 95-78
Jan. 21: Laurier - Toronto 91-80
Jan. 21: TWU - Manitoba 91-115
Jan. 21: McMaster - Queen's 87-75
Jan. 21: Memorial - St.Francis X. 86-83
Jan. 21: Ottawa - Guelph 85-68
Jan. 21: Victoria - Lethbridge 81-94
Jan. 21: Calgary - Saskatchewan 81-83
Jan. 21: Mount Royal - UBC 79-88
Jan. 21: Algoma - Windsor 79-78
Jan. 21: Waterloo - Ryerson 68-100
Jan. 21: Dalhousie - UNB 63-66
Jan. 21: McGill - Concordia 63-51
Jan. 21: St.Mary's - Cape Breton 102-72

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 25: McMaster - Ryerson
Jan. 26: Bishop's - Concordia
Jan. 26: UQAM - Laval
Jan. 27: Ottawa - Western
Jan. 27: Laurier - Waterloo
Jan. 27: Dalhousie - Cape Breton
Jan. 27: Acadia - UPEI
Jan. 27: St.Mary's - UNB
Jan. 27: Nipissing - Queen's
Jan. 27: Carleton - Windsor
Jan. 27: Algoma - Guelph
Jan. 27: Ryerson - Brock
Jan. 27: Laurentian - York
Jan. 27: Calgary - Regina
Jan. 27: UNBC - Manitoba
Jan. 27: Mount Royal - Saskatchewan
Jan. 27: Winnipeg - MacEwan
Jan. 27: UBC Okanagan - Lethbridge
Jan. 27: Brandon - UBC
Jan. 27: TWU - Victoria
Jan. 27: TRU - UFV



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Scarborough 6-1 
 2. Durham 4-0 
 3. Hamilton 0-4 
 4. Wellington 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 4

Jan. 21: Scarborough - Hamilton 87-78
Jan. 22: Wellington - Scarborough 80-89
Jan. 21: Durham - Wellington
Jan. 22: Hamilton - Durham



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.8 
 2. Taylor, Las Animas27.0 
 3. Dickson, CDU C.26.2 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.4 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.7 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.3 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.1 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud21.0 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.9 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.7 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.7 
 5. Taylor, Las Animas11.6 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.4 
 7. Abeiro, Tinguiri.11.0 
 8. Bowdry, Los Leones11.0 
 9. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 10. Austin, Puente Alto10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.7 
 2. Bravo, CDE Talca5.9 
 3. Morales, Las A.5.9 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.3 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.8 
 6. Saez, Tinguiri.4.4 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.2 
 8. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 9. Scott, CDU C.3.9 
 10. Hammonds, Puente A.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.7 
 2. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 3. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 4. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 5. Dickson, CDU C.1.8 
 6. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.8 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 8. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 9. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 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. Louis, CD Valdivia1.7 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Lee, CD Castro1.3 
 5. Phillips, Puerto M.1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.1.0 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 9. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 
 10. Coleman, Osorno0.8 


Liga Nacional Round 3 of Play-Offs - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Montt - AB Ancud 60-84

AB Ancud fired past Puerto Montt to take 2-1 lead in the playoff series. The best player for the winners was American forward Reginald Larry (198-86, college: Boise St., agency: Pro Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Pedro Sandoval (175-89) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five AB Ancud players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Louis Munks (190-90, college: Prairie View A&M) who recorded 11 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Nicolas Ulloa (170-90) added 9 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.
Top scorers:
Puerto Montt: L.Munks 11+9reb+1ast, N.Ulloa 9+4reb+2ast, I.Navarrete 9+1reb+1ast, J.Holt 8+2reb+3ast, M.Phillips 7+5reb, J.Valencia 6+3reb
AB Ancud: R.Larry 16+14reb+4ast, R.Vera 14+4reb, P.Sandoval 13+5reb+4ast, R.Armijo 11+4reb+2ast, F.Centeno 10+2reb+2ast, D.Osses 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 533376


Las Animas - CD Valdivia 75-76

CD Valdivia eked out a narrow road win over Las Animas to gain the third straight win. Las Animas were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Deportivo Valdivia forced 22 Las Animas turnovers. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a great evening for Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Arnold Louis (201-90, college: Savannah St., agency: HMS) helped adding 11 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Dominic Cheek (198-91, college: Villanova) with 29 points and 9 rebounds and center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Aspire Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Las Animas: D.Cheek 29+9reb, T.Taylor 18+12reb+3ast, J.Del Solar 12+7reb, F.Morales 8+7reb+8ast, C.Torres 6+3reb+3ast, D.Low 2+1reb
CD Valdivia: D.Summers 28+7reb+2ast, C.Rosenberg 12+5reb, A.Louis 11+10reb+2ast, E.Carrasco 9+3reb+8ast, F.Schuler 7+2reb+1ast, D.Gonzalez 5
gschID: 533375


CD Castro - Osorno 82-79

CD Castro held off Osorno to open win count in the series. Osorno Basquetbol was ahead by 13 points after three quarters before a 30-14 charge of CD Castro, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Terrance Thomas (198-80, college: Baylor, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Tyrone Lee (204-90, college: Grand Valley St.) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) answered with 24 points and 5 rebounds and center Yamene Coleman (208-86, college: Troy, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Osorno Basquetbol. Five CD Castro and four Osorno Basquetbol players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Osorno: B.Robinson 24+5reb+2ast, J.Fontena 19+7reb+1ast, R.Munoz 14+1reb+5ast, Y.Coleman 13+14reb, F.Ibarra 6+3reb+2ast, M.Sepulveda 3+1ast
CD Castro: T.Lee 22+7reb+1ast, T.Thomas 17+7reb+6ast, R.Cruces 15+4reb+8ast, R.Madera 12+5reb, J.Coronado 10+3reb, G.Velasquez 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 533374


Puente Alto - CDE Talca 86-92

CDE Talca outgunned Puento Alto on the road to step closer to the semifinal stage. Puente Alto trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 28-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 86-92 at the end of the game. Puente Alto was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Venezuelan forward Lenin Lopez (198-91) who recorded 28 points and 6 rebounds and guard Sebastian Silva (187-91) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Five Espanol de Talca and four Puente Alto players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: L.Lopez 28+6reb+2ast, A.Pinedo 18+4reb+1ast, S.Silva 14+11reb+2ast, D.Valenzuela 10+1reb+5ast, F.Garrido 6+5reb+3ast, J.Martin Cardenas 5+1reb+2ast
CDE Talca: D.McCombs 21+13reb+4ast, D.Jones 17+7reb+1ast, P.Barraza 16+5reb+1ast, E.Sepulveda 15+5reb+4ast, F.Bravo 13+1reb+5ast, R.Gomez 5+1reb
gschID: 533373


Tinguiririca S.F. - CDU Concepcion 91-76

Tinguiririca beat CDU Concepcion to narrow the deficit in the playoff series. The game was mostly controlled by Tinguiririca S.F.. Universidad de Concepcion was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tinguiririca S.F. players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Universidad de Concepcion helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Argentinian power forward Juan Luis Abeiro (196-88) who led the winners and scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Venezuelan center Jose Juan Bravo (202-86, agency: Pro Sports) accounted for 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Tinguiririca S.F. players scored in double figures. The former international guard Sebastian Saez (190-84) came up with 18 points and 6 assists and guard Carlos Lauler (185-96) added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Universidad de Concepcion in the defeat. Universidad de Concepcion's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CDU Concepcion: S.Saez 18+2reb+6ast, C.Lauler 12+8reb+6ast, M.Cisternas 11+3reb+3ast, G.Caraboni 8+7reb, P.Harrison 8+5reb, P.Briones 6+5reb
Tinguiririca S.F.: J.Luis Abeiro 25+7reb+4ast, J.Juan Bravo 22+10reb+2ast, M.Ernst 21+4reb+4ast, F.Pavez 12+7reb+5ast, M.Moraga 6, P.Saez 5+2reb+9ast
gschID: 533372


CDU Catolica - Los Leones 83-80

CDU Catolica secured the first win in the series versus Los Leones outscoring those at home court. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 25-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Universidad Catolica looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward John Dickson (198-90, college: Sacramento St.) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Christian Diaz (199-82) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Darrol Jones (193-94) who recorded 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and American swingman Brandon Bowdry (200-88, college: E.Michigan, agency: Inception Sports) added 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Five Universidad Catolica and four Los Leones players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Los Leones: D.Jones 18+8reb+7ast, T.Alvarez 17+1reb+2ast, B.Bowdry 17+11reb+5ast, I.Carrion 14+11reb+2ast, E.Arteaga 9+4reb+2ast, H.Gomez 5+3reb
CDU Catolica: J.Dickson 26+5reb+1ast, B.Crawford 16+9reb+1ast, C.Diaz 13+9reb+7ast, C.Soto 12+8reb+4ast, G.Munoz 12+5reb+6ast, J.Ignacio Collao 4+2reb
gschID: 533371





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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 25-5 
 2. Xinjiang FT 24-6 
 3. Liaoning H. 23-7 
 4. Guangdong ST 23-7 
 5. Guangsha L. 23-7 
 6. Shenzhen L. 20-10 
 7. Shandong FB 18-12 
 8. Beijing D. 17-13 
 9. Sichuan BW 16-14 
 10. Jiangsu D. 15-15 
 11. Qingdao E. 14-15 
 12. TianJin S. 14-16 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 13-17 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-18 
 15. Fujian QB 9-21 
 16. Zhejiang CB 9-21 
 17. North Control B. 7-22 
 18. Jiangsu TX 7-23 
 19. Bayi R. 5-25 
 20. Guangzhou 5-25 

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 22: Shandong FB - Guangdong ST 99-98
Jan. 22: TianJin S. - Guangzhou 99-89
Jan. 22: Guangsha L. - Zhejiang CB 126-111
Jan. 22: Sichuan BW - Shanghai S. 122-116
Jan. 22: Qingdao E. - Jilin NE T. 119-110
Jan. 22: North Control B. - Jiangsu TX 117-111
Jan. 22: Fujian QB - Shanxi Zh. 115-111
Jan. 22: Shenzhen L. - Bayi R. 113-85
Jan. 22: Beijing D. - Jiangsu D. 108-86
Jan. 22: Liaoning H. - Xinjiang FT 106-100

Regular Season: Round 31

Jan. 24: Bayi R. - Jilin NE T.
Jan. 24: Shandong FB - Shenzhen L.
Jan. 24: Guangzhou - Beijing D.
Jan. 24: Qingdao E. - Liaoning H.
Jan. 24: TianJin S. - Guangdong ST
Jan. 24: Xinjiang FT - Shanghai S.
Jan. 24: Jiangsu TX - Guangsha L.
Jan. 24: Sichuan BW - Fujian QB
Jan. 24: North Control B. - Jiangsu D.
Jan. 24: Zhejiang CB - Shanxi Zh.


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

27-year old point guard Darius Adams (188-PG-89, agency: Stealth Sport) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Xinjiang FT and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 29.
He got a double-double of 43 points and 11 assists, while his team crushed Jilin NE T. (#14, 12-17) with 22-point margin 135-113. Xinjiang FT maintains the 2nd position in Chinese league. They are still close to the very top. Xinjiang FT would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 24-5 record. In the team's last game Adams had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got nine three-pointers out of 20 attempts. He turned to be Xinjiang FT's top player in his first season with the team. University of Indianapolis graduate has very impressive stats this year. Adams is in league's top in points (5th best: 34.2ppg), assists (8th best: 6.0apg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 57.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Courtney Fortson (180-PG-88, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Guangsha L.. He is American guard in his first season at Guangsha L.. In the last game Fortson recorded impressive double-double of 49 points and 14 assists. It was enough for Guangsha L. to edge the lower-ranked Shanxi Zh. (#13, 13-16) by 6 points 131-125. Guangsha L.'s 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 22-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fortson is a newcomer at Guangsha L. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91) of Shanxi Zh. (#13). Franklin got into 30-points club by scoring 43 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds and fourteen assists. Despite Franklin's great performance Shanxi Zh. lost 125-131 to the higher-ranked Guangsha L. (#5, 22-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Shanxi Zh. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just thirteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Franklin could help Shanxi Zh. to bring them higher in the standings. Franklin has a great season in China. After 29 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 35.3ppg (3rd best) and assists with 8.7apg (best passer). He also has 3.5spg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 59.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lorenzo Brown (196-G-90) of Zhejiang CB - 43 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) of Qingdao E. - 34 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95) of Shanghai S. - 33 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
7. MarShon Brooks (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu D. - 38 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83) of North Control B. - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) of Shenzhen L. - 26 points and 17 rebounds
10. Jabari Brown (193-G/F-92) of Jilin NE T. - 40 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb21.8 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 5. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.9 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.17.7 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Prgomet, Gorica16.7 
 9. Novacic, Jolly JBS16.4 
 10. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek8.2 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.4 
 3. Mazalin, Zadar7.1 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.0 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.1 
 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 JBS7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Johnson, Cibona4.8 
 10. Kapusta, Zabok4.7 
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. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 7. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 8. Sirko, KK Split1.8 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 5. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 
 10. Loncar, Cedevita0.7 



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 11-1 
 2. AEK 8-4 
 3. Apoel 7-5 
 4. Enosis 5-7 
 5. Apollon 3-9 
 6. Etha 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 20: Keravnos - AEK 91-71
Jan. 22: Apollon - Apoel 71-88
Jan. 20: Etha - Enosis 65-75

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 29: AEK - Etha
Jan. 29: Apoel - Keravnos
Jan. 29: Enosis - Apollon


Division A Round 12: AEK lose to Keravnos - by Eurobasket News

Very significant was Keravnos' (#1, 11-1) victory against second-best AEK (8-4) 91-71. The game was mostly controlled by Keravnos. AEK managed to win third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who added 21 points and 6 assists during the contest. Keravnos' coach Christoforos Livadiotis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Courtney Pigram (185-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) with 17 points and 4 assists. Keravnos (11-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Defending champion AEK keeps the second place with four games lost. Keravnos are looking forward to face Apoel (#3) in Nicosia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. AEK will play at home against Etha and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Limassol was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Apoel (7-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Apollon (3-9). Apoel did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-71. The winners were led by Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) who scored that evening 26 points and 4 steals (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and Tre Bussey supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Cadarian Raines (206-90, college: Virginia Tech) did not help to save the game for Apollon. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Apoel have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-5 record having four points less than leader Keravnos. Apollon at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Apoel will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Apollon will play on the road against Enosis (#4) in Paralimni and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Nicosia was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Enosis (5-7) played at the court of 6th ranked Etha (2-10). Enosis defeated Etha 75-65 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Tyler Hines who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Baden Jaxen who recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Etha's coach Nicolas Papadopoulos rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Enosis maintains fourth position with 5-7 record. Etha lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Enosis will meet at home Apollon (#5) in the next round. Etha will play against the league's second-placed AEK in Larnaca and hope to secure a win.

Apollon - Apoel 71-88

The game in Limassol was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Apoel (7-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Apollon (3-9). Apoel did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-71. The game was mostly controlled by Apoel. Apollon was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apoel forced 24 Apollon turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) who scored that evening 26 points and 4 steals (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and American guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Apoel players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Cadarian Raines (206-90, college: Virginia Tech) did not help to save the game for Apollon. His fellow American import guard Isiah Jones (193-91, college: SE Missouri St.) added 19 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Apoel have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-5 record having four points less than leader Keravnos. Apollon at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Apoel will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Apollon will play on the road against Enosis (#4) in Paralimni and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Apollon: C.Raines 19+5reb+3ast, I.Jones 19+2reb+5ast, I.Pittakas 14+3reb+6ast, B.Beckford 6+12reb+1ast, M.Georgiou 4+4reb, P.Suleiman 4+4reb
Apoel: M.Burnatowski 26+3reb+1ast, T.Bussey 18+5reb+6ast, B.Mobley 15+12reb+2ast, A.Wright 13+3reb+2ast, G.Kilaras 6+1reb, V.Kounas 4+2reb+3ast
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Etha - Enosis 65-75

The game in Nicosia was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Enosis (5-7) played at the court of 6th ranked Etha (2-10). Enosis defeated Etha 75-65 on Friday. Etha was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 21-7 charge of Enosis, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Etha to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Etha 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyler Hines (198-90, college: Md-E Shore) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. The other American import guard Jarvis Ray (198-90, college: TCU) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) who recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Puerto Rican-American forward Christopher Ortiz (203-93, college: Kent St.) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Etha players scored in double figures. Etha's coach Nicolas Papadopoulos rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Enosis maintains fourth position with 5-7 record. Etha lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Enosis will meet at home Apollon (#5) in the next round. Etha will play against the league's second-placed AEK in Larnaca and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Etha: C.Ortiz 20+7reb, B.Jaxen 18+7reb+4ast, D.Walker 14+2reb+4ast, L.Barnes 10+8reb+2ast, A.Pilavas 3+1reb, C.Panayiotou 0+1reb+1ast
Enosis: G.Blakes 20+3reb+2ast, J.Ray 19+7reb+3ast, T.Hines 18+12reb+3ast, K.Thomas 8+15reb+2ast, E.Washington 7+2reb+4ast, N.Thoma 3+1reb+3ast
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Keravnos - AEK 91-71

Very significant was Keravnos' (#1, 11-1) victory against second-best AEK (8-4) 91-71. The game was mostly controlled by Keravnos. AEK managed to win third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who added 21 points and 6 assists during the contest. Keravnos' coach Christoforos Livadiotis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Courtney Pigram (185-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) with 17 points and 4 assists and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Keravnos and four AEK players scored in double figures. Keravnos (11-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Defending champion AEK keeps the second place with four games lost. Keravnos are looking forward to face Apoel (#3) in Nicosia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. AEK will play at home against Etha and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
AEK: P.Brezec 18+5reb+1ast, C.Pigram 17+4reb+4ast, T.Thomas 14+3reb+6ast, V.Dasic 11+4reb, I.Panteli 6+5reb+3ast, G.Palalas 3+1ast
Keravnos: M.Abukar 25+6reb+2ast, R.Ross 21+2reb+6ast, J.O'Brien 15+4reb+2ast, K.Barker 12+10ast, N.Stylianou 10+5reb+1ast, M.Simon 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 533308



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.9 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.5 
 5. Bakic, BK Kolin16.9 
 6. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.9 
 7. Painter, NH Ostrava15.7 
 8. Pecka, Usti n.15.7 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin15.2 
 10. Brooks, J.Hradec14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin10.0 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.6 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Skinner, BK Kolin6.8 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 8. Mickelson, Svitavy6.6 
 9. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.2 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Sotnar, Usti n.4.9 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.6 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.5 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.3 
 10. Lipkins, J.Hradec4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.3.2 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.4 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.8 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 10. Lawrence, CEZ N.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.2 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.2 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.2 
 9. Jacobs, Prostejov1.0 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 13-2 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 11-4 
 3. Nymburk B 10-4 
 4. Sokol Prazky 8-7 
 5. Basket Kosice 7-9 
 6. Loko Plzen 6-8 
 7. USK Praha B 6-8 
 8. GBA Sparta 5-9 
 9. Sokol Pisek 5-11 
 10. Vysocina 3-12 
Group B
 1. Zlin 14-1 
 2. Olomouc SK 12-3 
 3. Opava B 10-5 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 8-7 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 8-7 
 6. Pardubice 6-9 
 7. Prostejov B 6-9 
 8. Novy Jicin 5-10 
 9. Ostrava 5-10 
 10. Havirov 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Group A

Jan. 22: Sokol H.K. - Sokol Pisek 87-70
Jan. 20: GBA Sparta - Nymburk B 86-89
Jan. 20: Loko Plzen - Slavoj Litom. 66-73
Jan. 22: Vysocina - Sokol Prazky 55-74
Jan. 20: Basket Kosice - USK Praha B 101-90

Group B

Jan. 20: Pardubice - Sokol Slapanice 90-64
Jan. 22: Prostejov B - Novy Jicin 82-57
Jan. 20: Opava B - Ostrava 78-53
Jan. 20: Olomouc Bbal - Olomouc SK 71-82
Jan. 20: Havirov - Zlin 67-97

Regular Season: Round 16

Group A

Jan. 29: Nymburk B - Basket Kosice
Jan. 27: USK Praha B - Loko Plzen
Jan. 29: Slavoj Litom. - Vysocina
Jan. 27: Sokol Prazky - Sokol H.K.
Jan. 27: Sokol Pisek - GBA Sparta

Group B

Jan. 29: Novy Jicin - Opava B
Jan. 27: Ostrava - Olomouc Bbal
Jan. 27: Olomouc SK - Pardubice
Jan. 29: Sokol Slapanice - Havirov
Jan. 29: Zlin - Prostejov B



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  DENMARK  

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.9 
 2. Burgess, Randers20.3 
 3. Haas, SISU18.2 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC18.1 
 5. Nielsen, Randers17.4 
 6. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 7. Dominique, Horsholm16.9 
 8. Champagnie, Stevn.16.4 
 9. Ross, Naestved16.3 
 10. Lundberg, Horse.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. McGrew, SI.10.8 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.6 
 3. Smith, Horsholm8.5 
 4. Champagnie, Stevn.8.1 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.2 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 8. Trist, Horsens IC7.1 
 9. Baru, SISU6.8 
 10. Colas, Randers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.3 
 2. Burgess, Randers6.2 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.7 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.4 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.4.2 
 6. Mack, Horsens IC4.1 
 7. Porta, Svendborg3.9 
 8. Lanegger, Naestved3.8 
 9. McGrew, SI.3.7 
 10. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 4. Baru, SISU2.0 
 5. Gesell, Bakken1.9 
 6. Smith, Horsholm1.8 
 7. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 8. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Ross, Naestved1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.4 
 2. Baru, SISU1.2 
 3. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.2 
 4. Colas, Randers1.1 
 5. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 6. Dranginis, SISU1.1 
 7. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 8. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 9. Sane, Naestved1.0 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Wolfpack/BMS 11-0 
 2. Koge BK 9-2 
 3. Vaerlose 6-4 
 4. Amager BK 6-5 
 5. EBAA 6-5 
 6. BMI Bloodhounds 5-4 
 7. Virum 4-6 
 8. SBBC 2015 3-8 
 9. Birkerod 2-9 
 10. Aalborg 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 20: EBAA - Virum 78-76
Jan. 21: SBBC 2015 - Virum 75-62
Jan. 22: Birkerod - Koge BK 67-90
Jan. 21: Aalborg - Amager BK 63-78
Jan. 22: BMI Bloodhounds - Wolfpack/BMS



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 64

Jan. 21: Texas L. - Santa Cruz W. 97-113
Jan. 22: Los Angeles D. - Texas L. 128-115
Jan. 21: Grand Rapids D. - Long Island N. 122-117
Jan. 21: Sioux Falls S. - Los Angeles D. 118-113
Jan. 22: Canton C. - Westchester K. 118-108
Jan. 21: Rio Grande VV - Iowa E. 108-118
Jan. 21: Ft.Wayne MA - Maine RC 107-112
Jan. 22: Salt Lake City S. - Reno B. 101-121

Regular Season: Round 65

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.25.9 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.7 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.4 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.22.3 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.3 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.11.0 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 6. Long, Delaware.10.4 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Zimmerman, Erie B.9.8 
 9. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 10. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Magette, Los A.9.9 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.8 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.2 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Pressey, Santa C.6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.1 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. Harris, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 6. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Cousins, Reno B.2.1 
 9. Payton II, Rio G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.8 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 6. Foster, Los A.2.1 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 10. Brown, Windy C.1.9 


D-Fenders Lock Down Legends in Showcase Finale - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles D-Fenders (20-6) defeated the Texas Legends (12-12), 128-115, in the final game of the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase. Vander Blue (6'5''-SG-92, college: Marquette) scored a team-best 31 points for Los Angeles. Travis Wear (6'10''-F-90, college: UCLA) notched 24 points on 4-of-7 from deep to go with 11 rebounds off the bench and Josh Magette (6'1''-G-89, college: Al.-Huntsville) had a 15-point, 15- assist double-double for the D-Fenders. Manny Harris (6'5''-F/G-89, college: Michigan) scored a game-high 41 points on 15-of-26 shooting to go with six rebounds and six assists in the losing effort. The first quarter featured five lead changes and four ties in the opening minutes before Los Angeles opened up a 16-point lead heading into the second period, 39-23. Blue notched 26 points in the first half on 8-of-11 shooting as the D-Fenders maintained a healthy 13-point advantage at the half, 72-59. The Legends overcame a 22-point second-quarter deficit to take the lead with 11:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, 90-89, but Los Angeles outscored Texas 39-25 the rest of the way to earn its 11th win in 13 games. Los Angeles went 1-1 at Showcase and next plays host to the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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  EBL  


Final Four is set - by Eurobasket News

The Final Four is set in Elite Basketball League. Bears, Flight, Delta Storm and North Stars won the Quarterfinal games to seal the places in the semifinals. Delta Storm overcame Orange Storm 133-45 as Dandre Williams (5'10''-PG-90, college: UALR) collected 33 points and 20 assists. Jeremy posted 32 and Lee notched 20. Donovan Harris (6'7''-F) replied with 16 points in a loss.
Bears outscored Kings 115-113 in a thriller. Joshua Jackson stepped in with 47 points, while Savage added 31. Stuart, Rudd and Wilkerson netted 24 points each.
Flight beat Shooters 117-113 as Bobby Johnson (6'5''-G/F) and Thomas Alexander (6'6''-G, college: Arkansas Tech) combined for 57 points. Hall replied with 50 points in the losing effort.
Finally North Stars overcame Elite 137-126 as Knox top-scored for the winners with 42 points.



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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 11-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 10-2 
 3. Rapla 9-2 
 4. TTU 7-5 
 5. Parnu 7-7 
 6. Valga 5-10 
 7. Tarvas 4-9 
 8. TLU/Kalev 4-10 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: TU/Rock - Parnu 88-69
Jan. 21: Noorteliiga - Tarvas 75-107
Jan. 22: TTU - TLU/Kalev 62-82
Jan. 24: Parnu - Rapla
Jan. 24: Valga - TU/Rock
Jan. 24: TLU/Kalev - Noorteliiga



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  EUROCUP  


B.Muenchen signs Maik Zirbes - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) signed 27-year old German international center Maik Zirbes (208-115kg-90, agency: BeoBasket). He started the season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 9 games he had 8.3ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.0spg this season. Zirbes helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.1ppg and 3.0rpg. The last season Zirbes played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he averaged 10.3ppg and 4.8rpg. Zirbes contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Zirbes also played 27 games in Euroleague where he got 12.4ppg and 6.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. Zirbes also played 31 games in ABA League where he got 13.2ppg and 5.9rpg. He contributed to his team winning the ABA League championship (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team.
Zirbes has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Zirbes represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 65.6%, FT: 33.3%.
Zirbes has played previously for five other Germany teams: Gladiators, Brose Baskets, Saar-Pfalz Braves, DJK MJC Trier and Trier Baskets.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-4 
 2. Salon Vilpas 17-6 
 3. Kataja Basket 13-6 
 4. Kauhajoki 13-10 
 5. Lapua 12-10 
 6. Kouvot 8-12 
 7. KTP Basket 8-14 
 8. BC Nokia 8-15 
 9. Pyrinto 8-15 
 10. Korihait 4-17 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 20: KTP Basket - Korihait 93-88
Jan. 22: Kataja Basket - Pyrinto 93-66
Jan. 18: Salon Vilpas - Korihait 92-74
Jan. 20: Helsinki Seagulls - Kouvot 87-73
Jan. 21: BC Nokia - Kauhajoki 83-93
Jan. 20: Lapua - Salon Vilpas 100-87

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 25: Salon Vilpas - Kauhajoki
Jan. 25: Korihait - Lapua
Jan. 25: KTP Basket - Kouvot


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 14-4 
 2. Espoo United 12-4 
 3. ToPo 10-7 
 4. Oulun NMKY 9-8 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 8-7 
 6. Jarvenpaa 7-9 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 7-9 
 8. FoKoPo 7-11 
 9. HBA-Marsky 5-12 
 10. Pyrinto II 4-12 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 12-3 
 2. Espoo Basket 12-5 
 3. Ura Basket 12-5 
 4. PuHu Juniorit 11-4 
 5. Korikouvot 11-5 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 11-6 
 7. HyPo 7-7 
 8. HNMKY U23 7-10 
 9. Karkkila 6-10 
 10. PeU-Basket 5-11 
 11. JyWe 4-12 
 12. Munkkiniemen 3-12 
 13. Namika Lr 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Division A

Jan. 20: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 93-76
Jan. 22: Lahti - FoKoPo 89-83
Jan. 20: Lahti - Jyvaskyla BA 87-63
Jan. 19: ToPo - Pyrinto II 67-52
Jan. 21: Oulun NMKY - Espoo United 62-85
Jan. 22: Oulun NMKY - ToPo 57-64
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky 101-89
Jan. 23: Jyvaskyla BA - Pyrinto II

Division B

Jan. 22: Raholan Pyrkiva - JyWe 96-86
Jan. 18: Korikouvot - Namika Lr 95-68
Jan. 22: Korikouvot - TuNMKY 88-90
Jan. 19: PeU-Basket - Ura Basket 79-75
Jan. 22: HyPo - Espoo Basket 73-103
Jan. 22: Karkkila - Ura Basket 72-94
Jan. 22: Munkkiniemen - HNMKY U23 59-65


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 35.8
 1. Upchurch, HyPo35.8 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Maxhuni, HBA-M.25.1 
 4. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.5 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.4 
 6. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 9. Clark, Porvoon .22.8 
 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-Basket13.8 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.3 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.0 
 6. Stahl, Oulun N.11.5 
 7. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.8 
 9. Flemings, FoKoPo10.6 
 10. Sandberg, TuNM.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.6 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .6.1 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.6.0 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.6 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.7 
 6. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 7. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.3 
 8. Innamaa, TuNM.4.3 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Upchurch, HyPo3.0 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 4. Kuusisto, ToPo2.4 
 5. Moore, ToPo2.4 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.3 
 8. Engelvuori, Namika Lr2.3 
 9. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.2 
 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. Harvey, Oulun N.1.5 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.2 
 7. Fields, Lahti1.2 
 8. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 
 9. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.0 



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  FRANCE  


NM1 Round 19 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Fifth defeat of league's leader Souffelweyersheim (14-5) against fourth ranked Caen (13-6) 77-73 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Souffelweyersheim won fourth quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman B.J. Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Valentin Correia (192-93) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Souffelweyersheim. Caen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with RAC Basket. Souffelweyersheim at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Quimper who have the same record. Souffelweyersheim will play next round against UB Chartres trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Caen will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Lourdes-Tarbes on the road.
Fourteenth-ranked Lorient (7-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Quimper UJAP (14-5). The visitors from Quimper managed to secure only one-point victory 45-44. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) who led his team to a victory scoring 5 points and 9 rebounds. Vyacheslav Bobrov helped adding 4 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Quimper UJAP keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Souffel. Lorient lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Challans. Quimper UJAP will play against bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lorient will play on the road against Vendee Challans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 18th consecutive match to fifth ranked GET Vosges (12-7) 89-59 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Steven Ricard who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Yanik Blanc came up with 14 points for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. GET Vosges have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-7 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. GET Vosges will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against the league's leader Quimper UJAP and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Rennes. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Union Rennes (9-10) to fourth ranked Rueil (13-6) 108-106 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Will Felder fired 39 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. Rueil have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Caen. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies. Union Rennes will play on the road against Vitre (#13) and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Chartres. Thirteenth ranked ALS Basket (9-11) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked UB Chartres (10-9) 70-68 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UB Chartres. It was a very good performance for Jean-Francois Christnel who helped to win the game recording 19 points. ALS Basket moved-up to eleventh place. Loser UB Chartres dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. ALS Basket will face SAP Vaucluse (#14) in Sorgues in the next round.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Challans was beaten by Orchies on the road 83-74. SAP Vaucluse destroyed Angers BC on its own court 89-69. Vitre was outscored by St Vallier in Saint Vallier 73-51. Gries/Oberhoffen rolled over Lourdes at home 93-60. SAP Vaucluse defeated ALS Basket on the opponent's court 83-76.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 22 points and 6 assists by Deremy Geiger of SAP Vaucluse.

Orchies - Challans 83-74

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Orchesien BC (11-8) beat 15th ranked Vendee Challans (7-12) in Orchies 83-74 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a very good performance for Hugo Dumortier (195-93) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Mali swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Swingman Dominique Gentil (197-88, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 17 points and American guard Jordan Barham (193-94, college: Davidson) added 15 points in the effort for Vendee Challans. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Orchesien BC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with St Vallier. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the sixteenth position with 12 games lost. Orchesien BC will face higher ranked Rueil (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vendee Challans will play against Lorient (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Challans: D.Gentil 17+3reb+3ast, J.Barham 15+3reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 13+1reb+2ast, I.Saounera 10+4ast, J.Jones 8+9reb, D.Cox 7+4reb
Orchies: S.Cisse 17+3reb+2ast, H.Dumortier 15+7reb+4ast, A.Racine 13+4reb+1ast, M.Simmons 12+6reb+3ast, B.Smith 9+1reb+5ast, C.Cairo 9+6reb
gschID: 484921


SAP Vaucluse - Angers BC 89-69

There was an upset when higher ranked Angers BC (8-11) was smashed by sixteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (8-12) in Sorgues 89-69 on Saturday. The game without a history. SAP Vaucluse led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. SAP Vaucluse outrebounded Angers BC 39-23 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Davis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four SAP Vaucluse players scored in double figures. American forward Auston Calhoun (201-90, college: Bowling Green, agency: HMS) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American-Nigerian forward Stephen Nwaukoni (203-91, college: Hofstra, agency: HMS) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Angers BC. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourteenth place. Angers BC lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with 11 games lost. SAP Vaucluse will face higher ranked ALS Basket (#11) in Andrezieux in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Angers BC: A.Calhoun 17+5reb+2ast, H.Suhard 14+1reb+3ast, S.Nwaukoni 14+6reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 8+4reb+1ast, G.Plas 5+2reb+2ast, A.Gabsi 4+2reb
SAP Vaucluse: D.Tarvydas 19+9reb+1ast, B.Davis 18+4reb+1ast, D.Geiger 13+1reb+6ast, R.Lopez 10+7reb+1ast, D.Gana 7, C.Soumaoro 7+12reb+2ast
gschID: 484923


Rennes - RAC Basket 106-108

A very interesting game took place in Rennes. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Union Rennes (9-10) to fourth ranked Rueil (13-6) 108-106 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. 32 personal fouls committed by Union Rennes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Court Side) fired 39 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Karim Gourari (204-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91) produced 28 points and center Ludovic Negrobar (207-91) added 15 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Rueil and five Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Rueil have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Caen. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies. Union Rennes will play on the road against Vitre (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: V.Zivkovic 28+2reb+2ast, D.Davis 17+6reb+5ast, J.Rathieuville 16+2reb+9ast, L.Negrobar 15+13reb, A.Hill 13+9reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 9+3reb+2ast
RAC Basket: W.Felder 39+7reb+2ast, L.Sambe 21+6reb+5ast, J.Bichard 19+9reb+1ast, K.Gourari 18+17reb+5ast, R.Anderson 7+6reb+2ast, G.Daurces 3
gschID: 484924


Chartres - ALS Basket 68-70

Important game to mention about took place in Chartres. Thirteenth ranked ALS Basket (9-11) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked UB Chartres (10-9) 70-68 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UB Chartres. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 2 points. It was a very good performance for forward Jean-Francois Christnel (198-91) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four ALS Basket players scored in double figures. American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for UB Chartres. ALS Basket moved-up to eleventh place. Loser UB Chartres dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. ALS Basket will face SAP Vaucluse (#14) in Sorgues in the next round.
Top scorers:
Chartres: J.Mitchell 22+6reb+1ast, K.Bichard 14+4reb+4ast, O.Romain 9+5reb+4ast, M.Ruikis 8+3reb+4ast, P.Clerence 5+1reb, D.Pistre 5+3reb+1ast
ALS Basket: J.Christnel 19+4reb+1ast, J.Brooks 16+3reb+5ast, P.Blackwell 14+6reb, N.Kovanusic 12+3reb, S.Neri 3+1reb+1ast, B.Tardy 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484919


St Vallier - Vitre 73-51

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Saint Vallier (11-8) rolled over at home 12th ranked Vitre (8-11) 73-51 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 22 points. Saint Vallier dominated on the defensive end, holding Vitre to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Quite impressive performance for power forward Sade Aded Hussein (208-93) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jesse Delhomme (189-85) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach Jean-Sebastien Chardon felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-85, college: Pace) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-83) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Vitre. Saint Vallier maintains sixth place with 11-8 record, which they share with Orchies. Vitre lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Saint Vallier will face Angers BC (#12) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Vitre will play against Union Rennes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vitre: D.Quincy-Jones 13+10reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 10+7reb+1ast, G.Merie 10+2reb+4ast, A.Belkessa 8+3reb+1ast, S.Pejovic 8+3reb+1ast, I.Miskovic 2+2reb+1ast
St Vallier: S.Aded Hussein 17+7reb+3ast, V.Ateba 13+3reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 13+7reb+6ast, R.Gregoire 12+8reb+1ast, S.Bradford 8+1reb+2ast, T.Lefebvre 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484922


Gries/Oberhoffen - Lourdes 93-60

There was an upset when higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-9) was outscored by seventeenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (7-11) in Bischwiller 93-60 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-60. Gries/Oberhoffen outrebounded Lourdes-Tarbes 41-23 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Lourdes-Tarbes' players. Quite impressive performance for American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. Gries/Oberhoffen's coach Ludovic Pouillart felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized American guard Jourdan Demuynck (198-90, college: Prairie View A&M, agency: HMS) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and forward Florian Lesca (198-89) added 10 points in the effort for Lourdes-Tarbes. Gries/Oberhoffen moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Lourdes-Tarbes dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked GET Vosges (#5) in Golbey in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: J.Demuynck 17+8reb+1ast, F.Lesca 10+2reb+1ast, E.Bosc 9+3reb, M.Kazonas 7+3reb+1ast, F.Bondron 5+2reb+2ast, M.Virbalas 4+3reb
Gries/Oberhoffen: A.Doumbia 23+2reb+3ast, G.Thondique 21+13reb+3ast, O.Varanauskas 10+8reb+6ast, T.Ghezala 10+4reb+6ast, L.Diemer 8, G.Duro 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 484926


Lorient - Quimper 44-45

Fourteenth-ranked Lorient (7-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Quimper UJAP (14-5). The visitors from Quimper managed to secure only one-point victory 45-44. However their fans expected much easier game. Lorient was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a great evening for American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) who led his team to a victory scoring 5 points and 9 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) helped adding 4 points and 7 rebounds. Burke is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Quimper UJAP keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Souffel. Lorient lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Challans. Quimper UJAP will play against bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lorient will play on the road against Vendee Challans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lorient: M.Craion 11+10reb+1ast, C.Faroux 10+1reb, J.Newson 10+5reb+2ast, M.Bigote 6+3reb+2ast, D.Damachoua 5+4reb+4ast, M.Oluic 2+1reb+1ast
Quimper: K.Mondesir 11+3reb, F.Herard 6+3reb+1ast, M.Choplin 5+1reb+4ast, D.Burke 5+9reb+2ast, J.Bluntt 5+1reb+1ast, T.Prost 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 484920


Caen - Souffel 77-73

Fifth defeat of league's leader Souffelweyersheim (14-5) against fourth ranked Caen (13-6) 77-73 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Souffelweyersheim won fourth quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman B.J. Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Caen players scored in double figures. Valentin Correia (192-93) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Souffelweyersheim. Caen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with RAC Basket. Souffelweyersheim at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Quimper who have the same record. Souffelweyersheim will play next round against UB Chartres trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Caen will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Lourdes-Tarbes on the road.
Top scorers:
Souffel: V.Correia 21+8reb+3ast, G.Staniulis 16+9reb+2ast, R.Kayembe 13+7reb+4ast, F.Ateba 7+4reb+1ast, A.El Gazhi 6+2reb, E.Mendy 5+5reb+1ast
Caen: B.Monteiro 18+4reb+6ast, R.Gordon 18+8reb+2ast, M.Diarra 14+5reb+1ast, T.Cornely 11+4reb+5ast, L.Chelle 10+1reb+1ast, J.Sinica 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484918


CFBB - GET Vosges 59-89

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 18th consecutive match to fifth ranked GET Vosges (12-7) 89-59 on Friday evening. The game without a history. GET Vosges led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. GET Vosges forced 22 CFBB turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for swingman Steven Ricard (200-90) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four GET Vosges players scored in double figures. Point guard Yanik Blanc (184-99) came up with 14 points and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 12 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. GET Vosges have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-7 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. GET Vosges will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against the league's leader Quimper UJAP and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: Y.Blanc 14+4reb, I.Fevrier 12+3reb+3ast, T.Bazille 8+7reb+1ast, S.Briki 8+2reb+3ast, N.Dorez 6+2reb+1ast, M.Dossou Yovo 4
GET Vosges: S.Ricard 22+5reb+4ast, K.Tresnak 16+8reb+2ast, M.Gountas 11+5ast, I.Sidibe 10+2reb+3ast, A.Thomas 9+5reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 7+1reb
gschID: 484925


ALS Basket - SAP Vaucluse 76-83

There was a small surprise when sixteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (8-12) defeated 13th ranked ALS Basket (9-11) in Andrezieux 83-76 on Wednesday. ALS Basket trailed by 14 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 31-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 76-83 at the end of the game. Quite impressive performance for Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 22 points and 6 assists for the winners. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) answered with 25 points (made all of his seven free throws) and Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for ALS Basket. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourteenth place. ALS Basket lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. SAP Vaucluse will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 25+3reb+3ast, P.Blackwell 15+11reb, N.Kovanusic 13+13reb+1ast, J.Christnel 9+3reb, S.Neri 6+2reb+3ast, B.Tardy 4+2ast
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 22+2reb+6ast, C.Soumaoro 21+8reb+1ast, D.Kaba 14+5reb+4ast, R.Lopez 6+4reb+1ast, B.Davis 5+4reb, A.Liorel 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 533736





ProB Round 15: JL Bourg defeat SO Maritime Boulogne in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Sixteenth-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-11) gave a tough game to second ranked JL Bourg (11-4) on Friday. JL Bourg managed to secure only two-point victory 67-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. JL Bourg forced 23 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. It was a great evening for American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Meredis Houmounou (188-88) helped adding 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) with 13 points and 8 rebounds. JL Bourg have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Provence Basket, which they share with Charleville. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the seventeenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with St Chamond. JL Bourg is looking forward to face league's leader Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SO Maritime Boulogne will play at home against Charleville-Mezieres (#3) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Denain. Seventh ranked Denain Voltaire (9-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed STB Le Havre (9-6) 56-54 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of STB Le Havre. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Kyle Spain accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach Jean-Christophe Prat allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for STB Le Havre in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Denain Voltaire. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nantes and Le Havre. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#12) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play on the road against SPO Rouen (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
ProB top team - Provence Basket (13-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Poitiers (6-9) in Fos-sur-Mer 81-63. The best player for the winners was Derrick Obasohan who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Sekou Omar Doumbouya who recorded 16 points. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Provence Basket maintains first place with 13-2 record. Loser Poitiers dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Provence Basket will meet at home league's second-placed JL Bourg in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Poitiers will play against Lille Metropole (#7) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Lille. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Lille Metropole (8-7) to ninth ranked ADA Blois (7-8) 97-94 on Friday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for Frank Turner who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 8 assists. ADA Blois maintains ninth place with 7-8 record, which they share with Boulazac. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. ADA Blois' next round opponent will be higher ranked JA Vichy (#8) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 15: Evreux lost to Vichy Clermont on the opponent's court 77-91. Boulazac managed to outperform Maurienne in a home game 80-69. Rouen managed to beat St Chamond on the road 84-76. St Quentin was defeated by Charleville on its own court 80-85. Roanne was beaten by Nantes in a road game 84-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Dustin Ware of Vichy Clermont.

Vichy Clermont - Evreux 91-77

Rather expected game when 10th ranked ALM Evreux (6-9) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked JA Vichy (8-7) 91-77. It looked good early as ALM Evreux took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then JA Vichy had a 19-17 second period charge getting the lead and ALM Evreux was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-91. JA Vichy made 27-of-31 charity shots (87.1 percent) during the game, while ALM Evreux only scored eight points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by ALM Evreux helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. JA Vichy's coach Stephane Dao allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Senegalese power forward Papa Beye (202-89) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for ALM Evreux. Five JA Vichy and four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. JA Vichy moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Lille. ALM Evreux lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. JA Vichy's next round opponent will be ADA Blois (#9) on the road. ALM Evreux will play against Saint Chamond and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: D.Ware 19+10reb+5ast, C.Bronchard 18+6reb+3ast, D.Denave 17+3reb+2ast, R.El Amrani 15+2reb+3ast, J.Cole 14+4reb+1ast, G.Lessort 4+4reb+1ast
Evreux: C.Walker 18+9reb+1ast, C.Henry 17+3reb+1ast, P.Beye 14+7reb+1ast, L.Kante 10+2reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 8+1reb+2ast, A.Anagonye 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 484405


Boulazac - Maurienne 80-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Boulazac Basket and 11th ranked Aix-Maurienne had identical 6-8 record. This time Boulazac Basket used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Aix-les-Bains 80-69. The game was mostly controlled by Boulazac Basket. Aix-Maurienne was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boulazac Basket made 24-of-26 charity shots (92.3 percent) during the game. Boulazac Basket had a 26-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (171-87) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Romain Dardaine (201-88) answered with 11 points and point guard Aurelien Rigaux (176-88) added 8 points and 4 assists in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Boulazac Basket. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Blois. Aix-Maurienne at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be higher ranked Nantes (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aix-Maurienne will play against Denain Voltaire (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: M.Pellin 15+3reb+7ast, J.Williams 14+9reb+1ast, T.Sapp 13+3reb+1ast, A.Roberson 11+1reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 8+2reb, S.Gauthier 7+5reb
Maurienne: R.Rice 13, R.Dardaine 11+4reb+2ast, T.Yvrande 11+1ast, A.Williamson 10+3reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 8+3reb+4ast, K.Atamna 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484397


Lille - Blois 94-97

A very interesting game took place in Lille. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Lille Metropole (8-7) to ninth ranked ADA Blois (7-8) 97-94 on Friday evening. ADA Blois made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 8 assists. Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) answered with 29 points and point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Lille Metropole. Five ADA Blois and four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. ADA Blois maintains ninth place with 7-8 record, which they share with Boulazac. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. ADA Blois' next round opponent will be higher ranked JA Vichy (#8) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Blois: F.Turner 23+4reb+8ast, F.Tortosa 19+4reb, L.Wilson 17+5reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 15+4reb+2ast, M.Diame 11+6reb, B.Monclar 6+3reb+6ast
Lille: D.Jones 29+3reb, P.Duwiquet 20+2reb+1ast, J.Traore 13+3reb+4ast, D.Burton 11+5reb+9ast, N.Taccoen 7+2reb, T.Ceci-Diop 6+11reb+6ast
gschID: 484400


St Chamond - Rouen 76-84

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked SPO Rouen and 17th ranked Saint Chamond had identical 4-10 record. But Saint Chamond was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Rouen 84-76. Saint Chamond was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 26-15 charge of SPO Rouen, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Saint Chamond helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). American guard James Woodard (191-94, college: Tulsa) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Stephane Gombauld (205-97) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and American guard B.A. Walker (184-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for Saint Chamond. SPO Rouen maintains sixteenth place with 5-10 record. Saint Chamond lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. SPO Rouen's next round opponent will be higher ranked STB Le Havre (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint Chamond will play against ALM Evreux (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Fairell 24+9reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 17+1reb+4ast, J.Woodard 11+11reb+3ast, G.Curier 10+2reb+1ast, H.Palsson 10+4reb+3ast, D.Colter 7+3reb+3ast
St Chamond: S.Gombauld 17+9reb+1ast, B.Walker 15+2reb+4ast, J.Hoyaux 11+5reb, M.Guichard 10+1reb+4ast, J.Rinna 9+7reb, E.Zukauskas 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 484404


St Quentin - Charleville 80-85

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-4) beat on the road 11th ranked Saint-Quentin (6-9) 85-80. Charleville-Mezieres made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Saint-Quentin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Haitian-American guard Eniel Polynice (196-88, college: Seton Hall) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Charleville-Mezieres moved-up to second place, which they share with Bourg. Saint-Quentin lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Charleville-Mezieres' next round opponent will be SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in Boulogne-sur-Mer which should be an easy win for them. Saint-Quentin will play on the road against Chorale de Roanne (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Charleville: M.Hermannsson 28+7reb+4ast, M.Kone 22+12reb+3ast, S.Buterlevicius 14+7reb+3ast, J.Fouse 7+1reb+3ast, W.Brown 7+4reb, S.Saumont 3+2reb+2ast
St Quentin: R.Rhoomes 16+8reb+1ast, P.Drouault 11+3reb+2ast, E.Polynice 11+8reb+5ast, H.Laroche 10+4reb+6ast, D.Williams 10+4reb+3ast, M.Buval 7+1reb
gschID: 484403


Nantes - Roanne 84-71

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Chorale de Roanne (6-9) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Nantes (9-6) 84-71. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Nantes's pressure prevailed and they won that period 21-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. It was a good game for swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-89, college: St.Louis) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists for the winners. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Serbian power forward Alexandre Gavrilovic (208-91, college: Towson) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Nantes moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Havre and Denain. Chorale de Roanne lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be Boulazac Basket (#10) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Saint-Quentin and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nantes: V.Bigote 20+2reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 12+2reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 10+2reb+3ast, K.Mitchell 10+1reb+10ast, A.Desespringalle 10+5reb+1ast, V.Fofana 9+6reb+1ast
Roanne: J.Burton 16+9reb+3ast, A.Gavrilovic 14+6reb, C.Cavallo 13+3reb+3ast, A.Rozenfeld 10+2reb+5ast, A.Hollins 6+2reb+1ast, M.Nuutinen 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 484401


Provence Basket - Poitiers 81-63

ProB top team - Provence Basket (13-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Poitiers (6-9) in Fos-sur-Mer 81-63. The game without a history. Provence Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Provence Basket forced 19 Poitiers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Poitiers' players. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Raphael Desroses (199-80) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Sekou Omar Doumbouya (202-0) who recorded 16 points and power forward Mickael Var (205-90) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Provence Basket maintains first place with 13-2 record. Loser Poitiers dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Provence Basket will meet at home league's second-placed JL Bourg in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Poitiers will play against Lille Metropole (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 20+6reb+2ast, R.Desroses 15+4reb+2ast, R.Martin 10+7reb, A.Broussard 9+3reb+6ast, M.Dia 8+3reb+1ast, S.Hernandez 7+1reb+1ast
Poitiers: S.Omar Doumbouya 16+3reb, M.Joseph 13+1reb, M.Var 11+5reb+1ast, Y.Fall 8+6reb, C.Leonard 5+1reb+3ast, D.Reed 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484402


Bourg - Boulogne 67-65

Sixteenth-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-11) gave a tough game to second ranked JL Bourg (11-4) on Friday. JL Bourg managed to secure only two-point victory 67-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. JL Bourg forced 23 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. It was a great evening for American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Meredis Houmounou (188-88) helped adding 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) with 13 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. JL Bourg have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Provence Basket, which they share with Charleville. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the seventeenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with St Chamond. JL Bourg is looking forward to face league's leader Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SO Maritime Boulogne will play at home against Charleville-Mezieres (#3) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Bourg: Z.Peacock 19+7reb+2ast, Y.Ndoye 12+8reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 9+7reb+6ast, P.Braud 8+3ast, P.Pelos 6+1reb+2ast, K.Joss-Rauze 5+1ast
Boulogne: G.Paumier 13+8reb+2ast, T.Gipson 12+6reb+1ast, X.Corosine 11+2ast, T.Duren 9+4reb+2ast, K.Mendy 8+4reb, K.Moendadze 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 484399


Denain - Le Havre 56-54

Important game to mention about took place in Denain. Seventh ranked Denain Voltaire (9-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed STB Le Havre (9-6) 56-54 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of STB Le Havre. It looked good early as STB Le Havre took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Denain Voltaire took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Denain Voltaire's coach Jean-Christophe Prat allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for STB Le Havre in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Denain Voltaire. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nantes and Le Havre. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#12) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play on the road against SPO Rouen (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Denain: T.Tarpey 16+9reb+1ast, K.Spain 13+6reb, C.Abouo 9+5reb+1ast, J.Cazenobe 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Smock 4+4reb+2ast, B.Gillet 3+3reb+3ast
Le Havre: D.Odiakosa 15+12reb, B.King 11+2reb+6ast, Y.Morin 11+7reb+1ast, N.Pope 5+10reb, S.Njoya 4+2reb+2ast, J.Greene 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484398





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  GEORGIA  

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 14-0 
 2. Kutaisi 10-3 
 3. Rustavi 8-6 
 4. Batumi 6-8 
 5. Sokhumi 6-8 
 6. Cactus Tbilisi 6-8 
 7. Olimpi 4-9 
 8. Mgzavrebi 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 22: Sokhumi - Mgzavrebi 93-81
Dec. 29: Dinamo Tbilisi - Kutaisi 92-75
Dec. 29: Olimpi - Batumi 83-82
Jan. 22: Rustavi - Cactus Tbilisi 75-94

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Mgzavrebi - Batumi
Feb. 4: Sokhumi - Rustavi
Feb. 4: Cactus Tbilisi - Kutaisi
Feb. 4: Dinamo Tbilisi - Olimpi


Ransom re-signs at Mgzavrebi - by Eurobasket News

Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisi (Superleague) confirmed in their roster American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185-82kg, college: Sam Houston State). He played there last season. In 23 Superleague games he had 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 5.4apg (top 4) and 2.3spg (in top 3). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ransom played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He graduated from Sam Houston State in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 17-1 
 2. Brose Bask. 17-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 15-3 
 4. Bayreuth 13-5 
 5. ALBA 13-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 10-8 
 7. Ludwigsburg 9-9 
 8. Telekom Bsk 9-9 
 9. Giessen 46ers 9-9 
 10. Goettingen 7-10 
 11. Fraport SKY 7-11 
 12. Jena 7-11 
 13. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 14. Wuerzburg 5-12 
 15. Braunschweig 4-14 
 16. Walter Tigers 3-15 
 17. Vechta 1-17 
Folded
 1. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 22: B.Muenchen - Telekom Bsk 87-72
Jan. 22: ALBA - Braunschweig 84-76
Jan. 22: Giessen 46ers - Vechta 82-74
Jan. 22: Ludwigsburg - Ratiopharm 72-67
Jan. 21: EWE Baskets - Fraport SKY 71-64
Jan. 21: Walter Tigers - Jena 68-76
Jan. 22: Bayreuth - Brose Bask. 52-75

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 27: Wuerzburg - B.Muenchen
Jan. 28: Braunschweig - EWE Baskets
Jan. 28: Goettingen - Ratiopharm
Jan. 29: ALBA - Giessen 46ers
Jan. 29: Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers
Jan. 29: Bremerhaven - Jena
Jan. 29: Ludwigsburg - Bayreuth
Jan. 29: Vechta - Brose Bask.


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.4 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA18.1 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 6. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets16.3 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. McGhee, Walter T.7.2 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.1 
 6. Knight, Jena6.9 
 7. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.4 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg6.4 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Siva, ALBA1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 7. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.6 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 8. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 17-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 14-5 
 4. Chemnitz 13-5 
 5. Heidelberg 12-7 
 6. Hanau 11-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-9 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-10 
 10. Hamburg 8-11 
 11. Uni Baskets 8-11 
 12. Nuernberg 7-12 
 13. Baunach 5-13 
 14. Ehingen 5-14 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-14 
 16. Dresden 2-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: Hamburg - Baunach 91-80
Jan. 22: Heidelberg - Trier 91-51
Jan. 21: Kirchheim - Dresden 88-70
Jan. 21: MBC - ETB Wohnbau 84-77
Jan. 21: Hanau - Ehingen 78-73
Jan. 21: Chemnitz - Koeln Rh.Stars 75-67
Jan. 22: Nuernberg - Uni Baskets 71-75
Jan. 17: Dresden - Nuernberg 67-96
Jan. 24: Oettinger R. - Crailsheim


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Alexander, ETB W.20.0 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau18.8 
 3. Nikolic, Baunach18.3 
 4. Williams, Kirchheim18.3 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg17.7 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.5 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC15.8 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.5 
 10. Moore, Ehingen15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.6 
 4. Thompson, ETB W.8.1 
 5. Jahn, Ehingen7.9 
 6. Wolf, Hamburg7.4 
 7. Sturner, Dresden7.0 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.8 
 10. Wild, Hanau6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.4 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.2 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.9 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.7 
 5. Williams, Koeln R.5.6 
 6. Schmitz, Trier5.5 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg5.5 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 9. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 10. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin TIGGS
  Crailsheim
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.8 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.7 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.7 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.1 
 8. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.9 
 9. Robertson, Koeln R.1.8 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 6. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 7. van, Trier1.2 
 8. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 9. Fraser, Ehingen1.2 
 10. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.1 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 3. Oldenburg 11-5 
 4. Bochum 10-6 
 5. Iserlohn 10-6 
 6. Schalke 8-8 
 7. Itzehoe 8-8 
 8. Rist Wedel 7-9 
 9. Rostock 7-9 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-11 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-13 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-3 
 2. Weissenhorn 11-5 
 3. Bayer Giants 11-5 
 4. Elchingen 10-5 
 5. FC Bayern II 9-6 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-7 
 7. Dragons 7-9 
 8. Licher Baeren 6-10 
 9. Wuerzburg 6-10 
 10. Fraport SKY II 5-10 
 11. Leipzig 5-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 22: Oldenburg - Iserlohn 93-79
Jan. 21: Schalke - Bernau 90-84
Jan. 21: Art.Dragons - Recklinghausen 89-80
Jan. 21: Wolfenbuettel - Rostock 81-80
Jan. 22: Bochum - Rist Wedel 81-72
Jan. 22: Stahnsdorf - Itzehoe 78-87

South

Jan. 21: Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren 84-85
Jan. 22: Weissenhorn - Fraport SKY II 80-74
Jan. 21: Karlsruhe PS - Dragons 80-72
Jan. 21: FC Bayern II - Bayer Giants 71-75
Jan. 22: Wuerzburg - Elchingen 69-77
Jan. 22: Leipzig - Karlsruhe BG 69-62


The Giessen 46ers Snatch Up Bazou Kone - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Giessen 46ers have reacted to the injury of Thomas Scrubb and snatched up Bazoumana Kone (190-G-93, college: Bremerhaven) Kone is a 23 year old combo guard that has BBL experience with the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and got a contract until the end of the season. Kone played with the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg this season, but got a little lost in the guard rotation averaging only 11,8 minutes per game. In 13 games the German averaged 3,3ppg, 2,1rpg and 1,6apg in the EasyCredit BBL. In Champions League play he got into 8 games averaging 2,3ppg and 1,4rpg. "I am happy that we got him in our second try. He is an interesting player with enormous potential. He wants to prove himself and has fun playing and we need that in Giessen. I am convinced that he will be integrated quickly and help us with his abilities. His quick and aggressive play suits us", stresed Giessen 46ers head coach Denis Wucherer.

Kone started his basketball career with the Bramfelder SV Hamburg junior team and also played with the SG Braunschweig junior team. In 2011 he moved to BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga): 11 games 13.6ppg. He then got his first BBL experience with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven from 2012-2014 playing a total of 22 games. In 2014 he took a step back moving to the Pro A and playing two seasons with the Hamburg Towers where he got adequate playing time and could devlop his game better. In his first season with the Hamburg Towers he played 18 games averaging 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 29.6%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 72.5%. He made his Pro A break out last season playing 30 games: 14.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 25.7%, FT: 79.0%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German NBBL Championships Finalist -12, German U20 National Team -13, and Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -16.

Source.Giessen 46ers





Chase Adams (Uni Baskets Paderborn) To Get Over The Hump I Must Turn It Up A Couple Notches - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Chase Adams (177-PG-88, college: Pittsburgh)s a 28 year old 188cm point guard from Baltimore, Maryland playing his second season for the Uni Baskets Paderborn in the (Germany-ProA). He started his basketball career at Centenary (NCAA) in 2006 where he played three seasons and a total of 89 NCAA games. As a senior he moved to Pittsburgh (NCAA). He turned professional in 2011 and played briefly in the ABA and in the UBL before making Germany his home as he played for teams like Dortmund, Bochum, and Science City Jena. He spoke to eurobasket after the tough loss to Trier.

Chase thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and are you the type of guy that goes into a new year with new years resolutions or more a guy that doesn't bother with that?

It's certainly important to reflect on the first half of the season at this point and evaluate what needs improvement. A new mentality is always a helpful way to regain focus and set new goals.


The Uni Baskets Paderborn suffered a tough 69-66 loss to Trier. They had the 37-26 lead at halftime. It took you a while as a team to get going scoring 24 points in the third quarter to get back into the game. What adjustments did you make?

We were sluggish and emotionless, so coach wanted us to turn up the pressure and play more lively. Communication and strong rotations were the emphasis.


Paderborn had the 66-63 lead with 2.54 minutes to play and were controlling the last 4-5 minutes keeping the lead, but then lost control allowing Trier to close out the game with a 6-0 run. How bitter was this outcome losing like this? Is that worse then getting beat by a buzzer beater?

Losing period is hurtful, especially with a team that we will potentially be fighting against for a playoff spot. We must collectively play better in those defining moments.


What was key in the last few minutes that allowed Trier to get the momentum and win the game?


Besides handing them free throws, it was the bad offensive possessions where we didn't get a good shot up.

Do you feel like there would have been a different outcome at the end had you not fouled out at 1.10 minutes to play?

Absolutely. These are the moments that I've been working hard to be prepared for and I was more than ready to perform. Unfortunately it didn't go as planned and it really hurt to have to watch.


Do you feel also had the team contained American Brandon Spearman better and limited his trips to the free throw line that you would have been able to preserve the win?

We expected him to attack and lucky for him he got the calls. It was a smart effort on his behalf, but we should have executed better on offense.


A big problem of the Uni Baskets Paderborn in their current 5 game losing streak has been the inability to close out games. Has this trend turned into an unwanted type of disease?

I wouldn't call it a disease, if anything it's showing that we have heart and even though we are down at the moment, we aren't a door mat you can walk over. We can go toe to toe with any team and any game versus Paderborn will be a battle.

After the wild 130-125 double OT win against the Drsden Titans in October, you said that this will be a season to remember. Do you still feel this now at 7-11 and out of the playoff spots?

I stand by my statement whole heartedly. I won't give up until the season is completely over. At the end if we don't make it then we don't make it, but as long as we lace up and we throw on that jersey We are planning to win them all.

The Uni Baskets Paderborn played Kirchheim and Crailsheim very tight. What do you believe is missing for you to be able to beat these caliber type teams?


Defensive discipline in the last seconds of the shot clock and simply offensive execution when the game is on the line. Completing those possessions with a stop and not giving them second chances or easy looks. Offensively getting highly efficient shot attempts. These two factors have decided these close losses.

Before the loss to Trier, Paderborn was allowing 80 points per game. The team defended a lot better against Trier. Do you feel that Paderborn could hold more Pro A teams to around 70 points which would put you in a lot better position to win?

If we put our mind to it we can do anything. Everything else is in order, so the next step is take more pride in defense and to stick to our principles. The effort needs to stay at a high level for 40minutes.

Currently your third in tea s coring, first in assists and steals and second in rebounding. How happy have you been with your first half performance?

Not Satisfied one bit. It's just not enough in my book. To get over the hump I must turn it up a couple notches.


You continue to be a great defender leading the team with 2,6spg. How does a top notch defender like you continue to excel at this trade? What do you do in practices that has you always ready in games?


Defense is built on toughness, determination to stop your assignment and to give your all for the team. You just show up with that mentality everyday in practice so it's natural in game. Another key factor is paying attention to scouting. Taking time to study players habits and teams plays


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

This year. That's a top 5 performance.

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?

Without a doubt. Nobody has a motor like him.

Russell Westbrook obviously has gotten a lot of attention with his constant triple doubles, but James Harden is doing the same thing with the Houston Rockets. Where do you see him head to head against Westbrook as best point guard at the moment in the NBA?

All though Westbrooks stat lines are out of this world, Hardens team has the better record so maybe Harden gets the nod for best PG.


Which 2 clubs will make the Superbowl and who will win it all?

Patriots will win it over Green Bay

What was the last movie that you saw?

Fences.

Thanks Chase for the chat.




B.Muenchen signs Maik Zirbes - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) signed 27-year old German international center Maik Zirbes (208-115kg-90, agency: BeoBasket). He started the season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 9 games he had 8.3ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.0spg this season. Zirbes helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.1ppg and 3.0rpg. The last season Zirbes played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he averaged 10.3ppg and 4.8rpg. Zirbes contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Zirbes also played 27 games in Euroleague where he got 12.4ppg and 6.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. Zirbes also played 31 games in ABA League where he got 13.2ppg and 5.9rpg. He contributed to his team winning the ABA League championship (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team.
Zirbes has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Zirbes represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 65.6%, FT: 33.3%.
Zirbes has played previously for five other Germany teams: Gladiators, Brose Baskets, Saar-Pfalz Braves, DJK MJC Trier and Trier Baskets.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AV Cantu signs David Cournooh - by Eurobasket News

Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Serie A) signed 27-year old Italian international guard David Cournooh (187-83kg-90, agency: Interperformances) from The Flexx Pistoia. In 14 Serie A games he had 6.4ppg and 2.1rpg this season. The last season he played at Enel Brindisi where in 28 Serie A games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.0apg. Cournooh also played 8 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2015. Cournooh was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2013 and 2014.
He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Cournooh has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
Cournooh has played previously for six other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Bondi Ferrara, Imola, Siena Virtus and Novipiu Casale.
He could be described: Not so tall to play the SG, neither a great outside shooter, but he's very quick and athletic. Great upside if he will add some passing and court vision.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 14-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 13-1 
 3. AEK Athens 11-3 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. PAOK 8-6 
 6. Kolossos HH 8-6 
 7. AGOR 6-8 
 8. Lavrio 5-9 
 9. Kymis 5-9 
 10. Trikalla 5-9 
 11. Apollon Patras 4-10 
 12. Promitheas 4-10 
 13. Koroivos 4-10 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: AEK Athens - Apollon Patras 88-69
Jan. 22: Olympiacos - Koroivos 85-62
Jan. 21: PAOK - Doxa Lefkadas 84-67
Jan. 21: Kymis - Lavrio 81-86
Jan. 21: Trikalla - Aris 78-62
Jan. 21: AGOR - Kolossos HH 77-83
Jan. 21: Promitheas - Panathinaikos 69-72

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 28: Lavrio - AEK Athens
Jan. 28: Apollon Patras - Trikalla
Jan. 28: Aris - AGOR
Jan. 28: Kolossos HH - PAOK
Jan. 28: Doxa Lefkadas - Promitheas
Jan. 28: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos
Jan. 28: Koroivos - Kymis


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas18.9 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros18.5 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.4 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.6 
 5. Martzos, Ethnikos15.4 
 6. Milosevic, Holargos15.3 
 7. Rubio, Doukas15.3 
 8. Macheras, Ethnikos14.6 
 9. Redikas, Arkadikos14.4 
 10. Alihodzic, Panionios14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.4 
 2. Rubio, Doukas8.8 
 3. Lolas, Irakleio8.2 
 4. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.1 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.8 
 6. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.9 
 7. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko6.6 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.3 
 9. Alihodzic, Panionios6.3 
 10. Prodromou, Arkad.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.8 
 2. Milosevic, Holargos6.3 
 3. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.9 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Karydas, Panionios4.9 
 6. Liakopoulos, Faros4.9 
 7. Mazurczak, Kavala4.8 
 8. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.8 
 9. Koukas, Doukas4.6 
 10. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Karydas, Panionios2.1 
 2. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.0 
 3. Nikou, Psyhiko2.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.9 
 5. Milosevic, Holargos1.6 
 6. Mazurczak, Kavala1.5 
 7. Naoumis, Arkadikos1.5 
 8. Motsenigos, Holar.1.5 
 9. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 10. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.4 
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. Koutroulias, Holargos0.8 
 6. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.8 
 7. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 8. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko0.7 
 9. Melissaratos, Panio.0.7 
 10. Alihodzic, Panionios0.6 


D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is a newcomer at Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (191-99kg-92, college: Georgetown, agency: Stealth Sport). He just played at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in the U.S. But in only one game he did not score anything. Smith-Rivera also played for another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. semi-pro league D-League earlier that season where in 6 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2015. Smith-Rivera received also NABC All-District 5 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Smith-Rivera has played also professionally in NBA (Chicago Bulls).
He attended Georgetown University until 2016 and it is his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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A1 Round 14: Panathinaikos edge Promitheas by three points - by Eurobasket News

Tenth-ranked Promitheas (4-10) made lots of trouble for second ranked Panathinaikos (13-1) in Patras on Saturday. The visitors from Athens managed to secure only three-point victory 72-69. However their fans expected much easier game. Panathinaikos made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Promitheas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ioannis Bourousis (214-83) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. point guard Nikos Gikas (186-91, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panathinaikos maintains second position with 13-1 record behind leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Promitheas dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Apollon Patras and Koroivos. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Undefeated leader Olympiacos delivered the fourteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Koroivos (4-10) 85-62 in Athens. American-Belgian guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikola Milutinov contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Markel Starks (188-91, college: Georgetown) replied with 17 points and 8 assists for Koroivos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Olympiacos (14-0) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 14 victories in a row. Koroivos at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Apollon Patras and Promitheas. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
The game in Rethymno was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Kolossos HH (8-6) played at the court of 7th ranked AGOR (6-8). Kolossos HH managed to secure a 6-point victory 83-77 on Saturday. Roope Ahonen scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners. Gary Talton responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. AGOR lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Kolossos HH will meet at home PAOK (#5) in the next round. AGOR will play against Aris in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Trikallon, where higher ranked Aris (8-6) lost to thirteenth ranked Aiolos Trikallon (5-9) in a road game 62-78. Kelsey Barlow notched 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aiolos Trikallon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Kymis and Lavrio. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Aiolos Trikallon's next round opponent will be Apollon Patras (#11) on the road. Aris will play against AGOR (#7) and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Lavrio defeated Kymis in a road game 86-81. PAOK beat Doxa Lefkadas at home 84-67. Apollon Patras was destroyed by AEK Athens on the opponent's court 88-69.

Olympiacos - Koroivos 85-62

Undefeated leader Olympiacos delivered the fourteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Koroivos (4-10) 85-62 in Athens. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Olympiacos outrebounded Koroivos 42-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Koroivos was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Belgian guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Markel Starks (188-91, college: Georgetown) replied with 17 points and 8 assists and his fellow American import power forward Kenny Hall (206-90, college: Tennessee) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Koroivos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos (14-0) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 14 victories in a row. Koroivos at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Apollon Patras and Promitheas. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: I.Papapetrou 16+2reb, M.Lojeski 14+7reb+5ast, E.Green 9+3reb+3ast, K.Birch 8+6reb+1ast, N.Milutinov 8+6reb+6ast, V.Spanoulis 8+2reb+2ast
Koroivos: M.Starks 17+1reb+8ast, K.Hall 14+7reb, T.Gotcher 12+6reb+2ast, D.Pollard 8+4reb, A.Milutinovic 7+3reb+2ast, D.Smith-Rivera 4+1reb+1ast
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Kymis - Lavrio 81-86

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Kymis (5-9) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Lavrio (5-9) 86-81. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kymis won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lavrio won last quarter 27-24. They also forced 20 Kymis turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Lavrio especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. American guard Kevin Punter (188-93, college: Tennessee) notched 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston, agency: Two Points) supported him with 8 points and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds by center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for Kymis. British point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Four Kymis players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Lavrio moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Kymis and Trikalla. Kymis lost third consecutive game. Lavrio's next round opponent will be higher ranked AEK Athens (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: K.Punter 23+1reb+2ast, D.Bolds 12+2reb, D.Giannakopoulos 9+4reb+1ast, S.Gray 9+1reb+2ast, Z.Nixon 8+1reb+6ast, P.Nikolakopoulos 7+4reb
Kymis: S.Toutziarakis 22+10reb, O.Adegboye 20+6reb+4ast, M.El-Amin 16+5ast, S.Cupkovic 15+7reb+1ast, S.Schizas 5+3reb, D.Stamatis 3+1ast
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Promitheas - Panathinaikos 69-72

Tenth-ranked Promitheas (4-10) made lots of trouble for second ranked Panathinaikos (13-1) in Patras on Saturday. The visitors from Athens managed to secure only three-point victory 72-69. However their fans expected much easier game. Panathinaikos made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Promitheas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ioannis Bourousis (214-83) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Point guard Nikos Gikas (186-91, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panathinaikos maintains second position with 13-1 record behind leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Promitheas dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Apollon Patras and Koroivos. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: I.Bourousis 20+6reb+2ast, N.Pappas 14+3reb, M.James 13+2reb+5ast, J.Feldeine 7+3reb, A.Gentile 7+6reb+2ast, K.Rivers 5+1reb
Promitheas: M.Faye 17+3reb, N.Gikas 14+7reb+3ast, K.Clark 12+1reb, L.Jones 8+6reb, M.Moore 8+5reb+2ast, M.Todic 4+6reb
gschID: 493679


PAOK - Doxa Lefkadas 84-67

No shocking result in a game in Thessaloniki where fifth ranked PAOK (8-6) defeated bottom-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (3-11) 84-67. Doxa Lefkadas was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. PAOK made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Doxa Lefkadas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and point guard Apollonas Tsochlas (189-83) supported him with 11 points and 6 assists. Four PAOK players scored in double figures. Even 15 points by British point guard Justin Robinson (185-87, college: Rider, agency: Promotex) did not help to save the game for Doxa Lefkadas. The former international forward Christos Tapoutos (203-82) added 12 points for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and Kolossos HH. Newly promoted Doxa Lefkadas stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. PAOK's next round opponent will be Kolossos HH (#6) in Rodou. Doxa Lefkadas will play at home against Promitheas (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PAOK: K.Clanton 16+14reb+1ast, Z.Peiners 16+1reb+2ast, J.Sibert 14+3reb, A.Tsochlas 11+3reb+6ast, N.Miljenovic 10+1reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 7+6reb
Doxa Lefkadas: J.Robinson 15+3ast, C.Tapoutos 12+3reb+1ast, D.Tsaldaris 10+2reb+1ast, A.Harris 6+6reb+1ast, T.Abbott 6+2reb+3ast, S.Scott 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 493678


AGOR - Kolossos HH 77-83

The game in Rethymno was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Kolossos HH (8-6) played at the court of 7th ranked AGOR (6-8). Kolossos HH managed to secure a 6-point victory 83-77 on Saturday. AGOR was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-21 charge of Kolossos HH, which allowed them to win the game. They made 33-of-39 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Finnish guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Trevor Releford (183-91, college: Alabama) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Four Kolossos HH players scored in double figures. American point guard Gary Talton (185-90, college: Ill.-Chicago) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and forward Haralampos Giannopoulos (200-89) scored 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. AGOR lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Kolossos HH will meet at home PAOK (#5) in the next round. AGOR will play against Aris in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kolossos HH: T.Releford 17+2reb+3ast, R.Ahonen 17+3reb+2ast, J.Reddic 13+3reb, K.Papadakis 10+1reb, L.Hall 10+4reb+3ast, E.Watson 9+7reb
AGOR: G.Talton 17+7reb+2ast, H.Giannopoulos 12+2reb+1ast, A.Christodoulou 11+1reb+1ast, D.Kravic 7+5reb+1ast, D.Joseph 7+3reb+2ast, T.Fitzpatrick 7+1reb
gschID: 493677


Trikalla - Aris 78-62

We should mention about the upset which took place in Trikallon, where higher ranked Aris (8-6) lost to thirteenth ranked Aiolos Trikallon (5-9) in a road game 62-78. The game was mostly controlled by Aiolos Trikallon. Aris was better in fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Kelsey Barlow (196-91, college: Ill.-Chicago) notched 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) supported him with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86) did not help to save the game for Aris. The former international center Vasileios Kavvadas (204-91) added 10 points for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aiolos Trikallon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Kymis and Lavrio. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Aiolos Trikallon's next round opponent will be Apollon Patras (#11) on the road. Aris will play against AGOR (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Trikalla: K.Barlow 18+5reb+4ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+2reb+3ast, O.Lypovyy 10+5reb+3ast, D.Haughton 8+3reb, G.Biruta 8+7reb+1ast, M.Caffey 8+3reb+2ast
Aris: T.Dragicevic 16+7reb+2ast, T.Zaras 11+1reb, V.Kavvadas 10+3reb, V.Jankovic 6+1reb+2ast, W.Cummings 6+3reb+3ast, M.Jenkins 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493676


AEK Athens - Apollon Patras 88-69

Very expected game when 11th ranked Apollon Patras (4-10) was rolled over on the road by third ranked AEK Athens (11-3) 88-69. The game without a history. AEK Athens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Apollon Patras' players. Croatian point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency) notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) supported him with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Four AEK Athens players scored in double figures. Even 15 points by guard Dimitris Verginis (194-87, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Apollon Patras. American forward Michael Cobbins (203-92, college: Oklahoma St.) added 9 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. AEK Athens maintains third position with 11-3 record having just three points less than leader Olympiacos. Apollon Patras at the other side keeps the eleventh place with ten games lost. AEK Athens' next round opponent will be Lavrio (#8) on the road where they are favorite. Apollon Patras will play against Aiolos Trikallon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: R.Ukic 18+3reb+5ast, G.Tsalmpouris 15+2reb, M.Dixon 13+2ast, G.Larentzakis 12+2reb+4ast, J.Williams 9+2reb+3ast, C.Elonu 9+10reb+2ast
Apollon Patras: D.Verginis 15+1reb+1ast, T.Kalinoski 12+2reb+1ast, N.Russell 10+2reb+2ast, M.Cobbins 9+5reb+1ast, I.Kouzeloglou 7+4reb+3ast, S.Mastrogiannopoulos 7+5reb
gschID: 493675





A2 Round 14: Faros lose to Iraklis in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Thessaloniki. Second ranked host Iraklis (12-2) defeated 4th ranked Faros (8-5) 101-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Faros. Iraklis made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Faros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) scored 29 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Iraklis maintains second position with 12-2 record behind leader Panionios. Faros at the other side dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. Iraklis are looking forward to face Amyntas Dafnis (#9) in Athens in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Faros will play at home against AE Larissas (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A2 top team - Panionios (13-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (3-11) in Athens 90-65. Swingman Vagel Sakellariou (195-89) notched 13 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and Nikos Barlos supported him with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Even 13 points and 6 rebounds by point guard Evangelos Bebis (197-95, college: Iona) did not help to save the game for GS Larissas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Panionios have an impressive 13-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 13-0 record. GS Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Doukas.
The game in Piraeus was also quite interesting. Third ranked Doukas (11-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Ethnikos (8-6). Doukas managed to secure a 5-point victory 81-76 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Giorgos Koukas who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists. Doukas' coach Savvas Simeonidis used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Paraskeva Martzos produced 25 points for the hosts. Doukas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Loser Ethnikos dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Aiolos Astakou. Doukas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panionios.
Thirteenth-ranked Arkadikos (4-10) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Ethnikos (8-6) in Piraeus. Ethnikos managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. Nikos Kokkalis orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Ethnikos' coach Vangelis Vlahos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory Ethnikos went down to sixth position due to points difference, which they share with Aiolos Astakou. Arkadikos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with ten games lost. Ethnikos' next round opponent will be Kavala (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Arkadikos will play against Pagrati and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Pefkon. Tenth ranked Doxa Pefkon (6-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Kavala (4-9) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Dimitris Geromichalos scored 16 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Doxa Pefkon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Amyntas Dafnis. Loser Kavala keeps the twelfth position with nine games lost. Doxa Pefkon will face higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kavala will play against Ethnikos (#6) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14: Arkadikos lost to Psyhiko on the opponent's court 77-85. Irakleio was outscored by Amyntas Dafnis in a home game 55-76. Aiolos Astakou recorded a loss to AE Larissas on the road 85-78. Bottom-ranked Pagrati was defeated by Holargos on its own court 61-75. Irakleio was beaten by Doxa Pefkon in a road game 88-74. Arkadikos lost to Doukas at home 76-80. Bottom-ranked Pagrati was outscored by Aiolos Astakou on the opponent's court 71-97. Iraklis rolled over Doxa Pefkon in a home game 78-48. Faros crushed Pagrati on the road 102-52.

Psyhiko - Arkadikos 85-77

Very expected game in Athens where 13th ranked Arkadikos (4-10) was defeated by eighth ranked Psyhiko (7-7) 85-77 on Saturday. Psyhiko looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Forward Vasileios Mouratos (193-97) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Lithuanian guard Dovydas Redikas (192-92) responded with 18 points and 5 assists and center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Psyhiko have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 7-7 record. Arkadikos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with ten games lost. Psyhiko will face GS Larissas (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play against Pagrati and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: D.Redikas 18+4reb+5ast, S.Tsougarakis 16+7reb+4ast, G.Prodromou 15+10reb+1ast, S.Naoumis 14+3ast, K.Garbis 6+3reb+3ast, D.Kourepis 6+2reb
Psyhiko: S.Smajlagic 22+3reb+1ast, N.Tsiokos 17+4reb+2ast, V.Mouratos 16+3reb+10ast, N.Papanikolaou 8+6reb+1ast, M.Sakellariou 6+1reb, A.Giannikos 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493874


Iraklis - Faros 101-97

The game between Top Four teams took place in Thessaloniki. Second ranked host Iraklis (12-2) defeated 4th ranked Faros (8-5) 101-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Faros. Iraklis made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Faros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) scored 29 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Kostas Kakaroudis (204-83) scored 22 points. Four Iraklis and five Faros players scored in double figures. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Iraklis maintains second position with 12-2 record behind leader Panionios. Faros at the other side dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. Iraklis are looking forward to face Amyntas Dafnis (#9) in Athens in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Faros will play at home against AE Larissas (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Faros: K.Kakaroudis 22+2reb+1ast, V.Karaboulas 19+7reb+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 13+2reb+4ast, S.Djordjevic 12+4reb, G.Dimakos 10+3reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 8+1reb+4ast
Iraklis: Y.Gagaloudis 29+9ast, K.Totsios 23+6reb+1ast, R.Rutkauskas 14+2reb+3ast, D.Kalaitzidis 10+6reb+5ast, D.Cheilaris 10+2reb+1ast, V.Angelakopoulos 9+7reb
gschID: 493871


Irakleio - Amyntas Dafnis 55-76

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (6-8) smashed on the road 14th ranked Irakleio (3-10) 76-55 on Saturday. Amyntas Dafnis dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Irakleio's 16. Amyntas Dafnis forced 20 Irakleio turnovers. Point guard Vassilis Mansarai (190-95) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Ioannis Angelopoulos (194-91) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Amyntas Dafnis players scored in double figures. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian center Damir Latovic (204-80) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis maintains ninth position with 6-8 record, which they share with Doxa Pefkon. Irakleio lost fifth consecutive game. Irakleio at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Amyntas Dafnis will face league's second-placed Iraklis in Thessaloniki in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Irakleio will play on the road against Holargos (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: D.Latovic 15+7reb+1ast, D.Lolas 11+5reb, M.Papadakis 9+5reb+1ast, I.Lianos 9+3reb, T.Koupidis 8+2reb+1ast, P.Maragakis 2+1ast
Amyntas Dafnis: V.Mansarai 20+5reb+2ast, I.Angelopoulos 16+5reb+3ast, S.Diamantopoulos 12+2reb+2ast, P.Koukounias 10+4reb+2ast, L.Zoupas 6+2reb+5ast, A.Topalis 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 493872


Doxa Pefkon - Kavala 70-67

Important game to mention about took place in Pefkon. Tenth ranked Doxa Pefkon (6-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Kavala (4-9) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Point guard Dimitris Geromichalos (185-95) scored 16 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Doxa Pefkon players scored in double figures. Forward Sokratis Gkelios (200-95) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Nigerian guard Etinosa Erevbenagie (186-95) scored 15 points and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Doxa Pefkon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Amyntas Dafnis. Loser Kavala keeps the twelfth position with nine games lost. Doxa Pefkon will face higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kavala will play against Ethnikos (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kavala: E.Erevbenagie 15+2reb+2ast, S.Gkelios 14+8reb+1ast, C.Kelaidis 11+2reb+2ast, S.Koumlelis 8+2reb, A.Mazurczak 7+4reb+3ast, A.Sklivas 6+8reb+1ast
Doxa Pefkon: D.Geromichalos 16+1reb+9ast, D.Kalampakas 13+7reb+1ast, A.Naoumis 12+4reb+1ast, K.Jawara 11+9reb+3ast, N.Diplaros 5+3ast, D.Tataris 4+4reb
gschID: 493870


AE Larissas - Aiolos Astakou 85-78

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked AE Larissas and 7th ranked Aiolos Astakou had identical 8-5 record. This time AE Larissas used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Astakou 85-78 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 32-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. AE Larissas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Point guard Michalis Politis (190-88) scored 17 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Icelandic center Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (204-88) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five AE Larissas players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83) scored 15 points. Aiolos Astakou's coach Michael Koutalianos tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. AE Larissas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Aiolos Astakou at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. AE Larissas will face Faros (#5) in Keratsiniou in the next round. Aiolos Astakou will play at home against Doxa Pefkon and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aiolos Astakou: A.Gizogiannis 15+1reb+1ast, F.Koumpouras 13+5reb+2ast, S.Papadionysiou 9+4reb+2ast, N.Libaris-Psomas 8+2reb+1ast, V.Kitsoulis 8+1reb, A.Gatzias 7+1reb+1ast
AE Larissas: M.Politis 17+4reb+6ast, N.Tsoutsos 15+4reb+1ast, S.Thorsteinsson 14+9reb, K.Saribalidis 12+1reb+8ast, A.Deligiorgis 10+6reb+4ast, G.Staboulis 6+1reb
gschID: 493869


Ethnikos - Doukas 76-81

The game in Piraeus was also quite interesting. Third ranked Doukas (11-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Ethnikos (8-6). Doukas managed to secure a 5-point victory 81-76 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was point guard Giorgos Koukas (180-85) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists. Forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Doukas players scored in double figures. Doukas' coach Savvas Simeonidis used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Paraskeva Martzos (197-85) produced 25 points and swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Doukas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Loser Ethnikos dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Aiolos Astakou. Doukas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panionios.
Top scorers:
Ethnikos: P.Martzos 25+4reb+1ast, N.Kokkalis 17+9reb+2ast, K.Macheras 13+9reb+3ast, A.Antonakis 8+8reb, R.Laane 7+6ast, S.Halaris 3+3reb
Doukas: A.Kanonidis 19+6reb+1ast, G.Koukas 17+4reb+11ast, G.Rubio 14+9reb+2ast, A.Kiritsis 14+7reb+3ast, D.Kompodietas 10+5reb+1ast, G.Molfetas 3
gschID: 493876


Panionios - GS Larissas 90-65

A2 top team - Panionios (13-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (3-11) in Athens 90-65. Panionios dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to GS Larissas' 32. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. GS Larissas was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Vagel Sakellariou (195-89) notched 13 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and the former international forward Nikos Barlos (203-79) supported him with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 6 rebounds by point guard Evangelos Bebis (197-95, college: Iona) did not help to save the game for GS Larissas. Forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panionios have an impressive 13-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 13-0 record. GS Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Doukas.
Top scorers:
GS Larissas: E.Bebis 13+6reb+3ast, R.Tsourakis 12+4reb+1ast, S.Gioulekas 11+8reb, S.Nikolic 8+1ast, A.Spyropoulos 8+2reb, C.Koutras 6+5reb+4ast
Panionios: F.Alihodzic 14+3reb, V.Sakellariou 13+3reb+4ast, N.Barlos 11+5reb+2ast, N.Michalos 11+1reb+5ast, M.Matalon 10+2reb+2ast, S.Karydas 9+1reb+7ast
gschID: 493875


Pagrati - Holargos 61-75

Everything went according to plan in Athens where eleventh ranked Holargos (5-8) beat bottom-ranked Pagrati (2-12) 75-61 on Saturday. Pagrati was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian-Hungarian guard Marko Popadic (189-89) scored 20 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Holargos' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Point guard Sokratis Psaropoulos (191-92) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Nicholas Paulos (201-91, college: NC-Greensboro) scored 7 points and 11 rebounds. Holargos maintains eleventh position with 5-8 record. Pagrati lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Holargos will face Irakleio (#14) at home in the next round. Pagrati will play against Arkadikos in Arkadia and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: S.Psaropoulos 14+5reb+2ast, C.Karavolas 10+7reb, B.Radetic 9+5reb+2ast, A.Mitsialos 8+5reb, N.Paulos 7+11reb, G.Ralatos 5+4reb
Holargos: M.Popadic 20, N.Bochoridis 13+4reb+1ast, A.Koutroulias 12+8reb, I.Milosevic 10+2reb+1ast, A.Kallinikidis 8+7reb, S.Gizogiannis 6+3reb
gschID: 493873


Round 11
Doxa Pefkon - Irakleio 88-74

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Irakleio (3-10) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Doxa Pefkon (6-8) 88-74 on Wednesday. Doxa Pefkon made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Doxa Pefkon outrebounded Irakleio 35-24 including 20 on the defensive glass. Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Dimitris Kalampakas (202-89) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and forward Ioannis Lianos (202-85) scored 16 points. Four Doxa Pefkon and five Irakleio players scored in double figures. Doxa Pefkon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Amyntas Dafnis. Irakleio lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Doxa Pefkon will face higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Irakleio will play against Holargos (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: D.Lolas 22+13reb, I.Lianos 16+4reb+2ast, M.Papadakis 11+2ast, D.Latovic 10+4reb+1ast, A.Petrakis 10+1reb+1ast, P.Maragakis 3
Doxa Pefkon: D.Kalampakas 20+6reb+1ast, K.Jawara 19+7reb+6ast, A.Naoumis 14+5reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 13+3reb+3ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 8+5reb+3ast, P.Velissariou 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 529079


Arkadikos - Doukas 76-80

No shocking result in a game in Arkadia where third ranked Doukas (11-2) won against 13th ranked Arkadikos (4-10) 80-76 on Wednesday. Arkadikos was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Spanish center Guillem Rubio (202-82) had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) chipped in 30 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Point guard Ioannis Karamalegkos (191-94) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Doukas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Arkadikos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with ten games lost. Doukas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panionios.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: I.Karamalegkos 17+7reb+3ast, S.Tsougarakis 16+7reb, D.Redikas 11+4reb+6ast, G.Prodromou 7+3reb, E.Tsakaleris 7+7reb+4ast, D.Pinis 6
Doukas: A.Kiritsis 30+9reb, G.Rubio 28+12reb+4ast, D.Kompodietas 11+3reb+2ast, I.Miledijevic 7+1ast, A.Raptis 2, G.Koukas 1+2ast
gschID: 529080


Aiolos Astakou - Pagrati 97-71

Very expected game when 16th ranked Pagrati (2-12) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Aiolos Astakou (8-6) 97-71 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Aiolos Astakou. Pagrati was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aiolos Astakou dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Pagrati's 42 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Aiolos Astakou forced 21 Pagrati turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-83) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83) chipped in 9 points and 12 assists during the contest. Forward Christodoulos Karavolas (197-83, agency: Court Side) responded with 14 points and 6 assists and forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) scored 14 points. Five Pagrati players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aiolos Astakou have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ethnikos. Pagrati lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Aiolos Astakou will face Doxa Pefkon (#10) at home in the next round. Pagrati will play against Arkadikos (#13) in Arkadia and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: B.Radetic 15+2reb, G.Ralatos 14+4reb+2ast, C.Karavolas 14+2reb+6ast, N.Paulos 13+5reb+1ast, A.Mitsialos 10+8reb+1ast, C.Liberopoulos 5+1reb+2ast
Aiolos Astakou: V.Kitsoulis 24+5reb+4ast, N.Kaklamanos 16+3reb+3ast, A.Gizogiannis 13+3reb, S.Papadionysiou 10+2ast, F.Koumpouras 9+2reb+12ast, N.Libaris-Psomas 6+8reb
gschID: 529078


Round 12
Iraklis - Doxa Pefkon 78-48

Very predictable result in Thessaloniki where second ranked Iraklis (12-2) smashed 10th ranked Doxa Pefkon (6-8) 78-48 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Iraklis. Doxa Pefkon was better in fourth quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Iraklis dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Doxa Pefkon's 26. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Doxa Pefkon's players. Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Dimitris Geromichalos (185-95) scored 10 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iraklis maintains second position with 12-2 record behind leader Panionios. Loser Doxa Pefkon dropped to the ninth place with eight games lost. Iraklis will face Amyntas Dafnis (#9) in Athens in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Doxa Pefkon will play on the road against Aiolos Astakou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Doxa Pefkon: K.Jawara 12+11reb+4ast, D.Geromichalos 10+3reb+2ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 8+4reb+2ast, A.Naoumis 5, D.Kalampakas 4+6reb, D.Tataris 4+3reb
Iraklis: R.Rutkauskas 14+9reb+1ast, K.Totsios 13+3reb+3ast, M.Giannakidis 11+5reb+3ast, V.Angelakopoulos 7+7reb+2ast, S.Chrysopoulos 7+4reb+3ast, Y.Gagaloudis 6+1reb+9ast
gschID: 529081


Ethnikos - Arkadikos 96-94

Thirteenth-ranked Arkadikos (4-10) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Ethnikos (8-6) in Piraeus. Ethnikos managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. Ethnikos made 30-of-36 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while Arkadikos only scored thirteen points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Arkadikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Ethnikos' coach Vangelis Vlahos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Dovydas Redikas (192-92) added 10 points and 14 assists in the effort for Arkadikos. Five Ethnikos and four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Ethnikos went down to sixth position due to points difference, which they share with Aiolos Astakou. Arkadikos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with ten games lost. Ethnikos' next round opponent will be Kavala (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Arkadikos will play against Pagrati and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: G.Prodromou 27+6reb+1ast, S.Tsougarakis 18+6reb+1ast, I.Karamalegkos 13+2reb+1ast, D.Redikas 10+4reb+14ast, K.Garbis 8+1reb+2ast, E.Tsakaleris 7+2reb+4ast
Ethnikos: N.Kokkalis 34+5reb+4ast, R.Laane 15+3reb+3ast, P.Martzos 14+1ast, A.Antonakis 12+3reb+5ast, K.Macheras 11+9reb+4ast, S.Papafloratos 4
gschID: 529083


Pagrati - Faros 52-102

Not a big story in a game in Athens where 16th ranked Pagrati (2-12) was rolled over by fourth ranked Faros (8-5) 102-52 on Saturday. Faros dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Pagrati's 26. Faros forced 22 Pagrati turnovers and outrebounded them 31-19 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Faros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Pagrati's players. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81) scored 29 points (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Faros players scored in double figures. Forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Andreas Skoufis (191-98) scored 6 points and 4 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory Faros went down to fifth position due to points difference. Pagrati lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Faros will face higher ranked AE Larissas (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pagrati will play against Arkadikos (#13) in Arkadia and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: G.Ralatos 15+6reb+1ast, A.Mitsialos 9+3reb, C.Karavolas 7+3reb, A.Skoufis 6+2reb+4ast, I.Lekakis 5+3reb+2ast, K.Ezomo 4+1ast
Faros: V.Karaboulas 29+3reb+2ast, K.Kakaroudis 13+2reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 12+2reb+7ast, S.Djordjevic 12+1reb+1ast, G.Skordilis 11+6reb+2ast, G.Dimakos 7+7reb+4ast
gschID: 529082





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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 15-1 
 2. Zwolle 11-5 
 3. Leiden 10-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-8 
 5. Amsterdam 7-9 
 6. Leeuwarden 6-10 
 7. Rotterdam 6-10 
 8. Weert 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Amsterdam - Weert 89-71
Jan. 21: Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 87-68
Jan. 21: Leiden - Dukes UDB 62-60
Jan. 21: Zwolle - Groningen 61-68

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: Weert - Rotterdam
Jan. 28: Dukes UDB - Zwolle
Jan. 28: Groningen - Amsterdam
Jan. 28: Leeuwarden - Leiden


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 21: Grasshoppers - New Stars 94-56
Jan. 21: Lions - Leiden 2 72-66
Jan. 21: CobraNova - Groningen 70-79
Jan. 21: Black Eagles - Lokomotief 67-69
Jan. 21: Red Giants - De Groene 64-61
Jan. 21: De Hoppers - Punch 53-63

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 28: Lions - Black Eagles
Jan. 28: Lokomotief - Red Giants
Jan. 28: De Groene - De Hoppers
Jan. 28: Punch - Grasshoppers
Jan. 28: New Stars - CobraNova
Jan. 28: Groningen - Leiden 2


Prom.Divisie Round 13: Red Giants beat De Groene by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 13 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Meppel. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked De Groene (6-4) to seventh ranked Red Giants (7-6) 64-61 in the game for the fifth place. Red Giants moved-up to fifth place. De Groene at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Red Giants are looking forward to face higher ranked Lokomotief (#3) in Rijswijk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Groene will play at home against De Hoppers and is hoping to win this game.
Prom.Divisie top team - Grasshoppers (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked New Stars (5-6) in Katwijk 94-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of New Stars. Grasshoppers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Newly promoted New Stars keep the eighth position with six games lost. Grasshoppers will play against Punch (#11) in Delft in the next round and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play at home against CobraNova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Punch (2-10) 63-53 on Saturday evening. Punch maintains eleventh place with 2-10 record. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Punch will meet at home league's leader Grasshoppers in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Hoppers will play against De Groene (#6) in Groningen and hope to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Rosmalen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Black Eagles (4-6) to third ranked Lokomotief (8-4) 69-67 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains third place with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Grasshoppers. Black Eagles lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with six games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Red Giants (#5) in Meppel. Black Eagles will play on the road against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) in Landsmeer and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 13 Leiden 2 was beaten by Lions on the road 72-66. CobraNova lost to Groningen on its own court 70-79.

Red Giants - De Groene 64-61

The most exciting game of round 13 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Meppel. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked De Groene (6-4) to seventh ranked Red Giants (7-6) 64-61 in the game for the fifth place. Red Giants moved-up to fifth place. De Groene at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Red Giants are looking forward to face higher ranked Lokomotief (#3) in Rijswijk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Groene will play at home against De Hoppers and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 477840


De Hoppers - Punch 53-63

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Punch (2-10) 63-53 on Saturday evening. Punch maintains eleventh place with 2-10 record. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Punch will meet at home league's leader Grasshoppers in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Hoppers will play against De Groene (#6) in Groningen and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 477839


Lions - Leiden 2 72-66

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Lions (10-3) beat 6th ranked Leiden 2 (6-7) in Landsmeer 72-66. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Lions maintains second place with 10-3 record behind leader Grasshoppers. Leiden 2 at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Lions' next round opponent will be Black Eagles (#10) in Rosmalen and are hoping to win another game. Leiden 2 will play on the road against Groningen and hope to win that game.
gschID: 477836


Black Eagles - Lokomotief 67-69

A very interesting game took place in Rosmalen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Black Eagles (4-6) to third ranked Lokomotief (8-4) 69-67 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains third place with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Grasshoppers. Black Eagles lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with six games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Red Giants (#5) in Meppel. Black Eagles will play on the road against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) in Landsmeer and hope to win that game.
gschID: 477841


Grasshoppers - New Stars 94-56

Prom.Divisie top team - Grasshoppers (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked New Stars (5-6) in Katwijk 94-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of New Stars. Grasshoppers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Newly promoted New Stars keep the eighth position with six games lost. Grasshoppers will play against Punch (#11) in Delft in the next round and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play at home against CobraNova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477838


CobraNova - Groningen 70-79

Very expected game when 9th ranked CobraNova (5-8) lost to fifth ranked Groningen (7-4) in Leidschendam 70-79. Groningen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. CobraNova lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Groningen's next round opponent will be Leiden 2 (#7) at home. CobraNova will play against New Stars in Nieuwegein and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477837





Eredivisie Round 16: Leiden defeat Dukes UDB in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Eredivisie took place in Leiden. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Dukes UDB (8-8) to third ranked Leiden (10-6) 62-60 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dukes UDB. Leiden made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Dukes UDB turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Jessey Voorn (197-90, agency: Court Side) who added 13 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Maarten Bouwknecht (185-94) responded with 19 points. Leiden maintains third position with 10-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Dukes UDB at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Leiden are looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#6) on the road in the next round. Dukes UDB will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. Their biggest opponent host Zwolle (11-5) lost to first ranked Groningen (15-1) 68-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. The winners were led by American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists and Sean Cunningham supported him with 16 points. Groningen's coach Erik Braal allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by American forward J.T. Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Zwolle. Groningen have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 15-1 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Groningen will play against Amsterdam (#5) at home in the next round. Zwolle will play against Dukes UDB in Den Bosch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Rotterdam was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Leeuwarden (6-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Rotterdam (6-10). Rotterdam did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 87-68 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leeuwarden. La'Shard Anderson fired 22 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Meshack Lufile produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for lost side. Rotterdam moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Leeuwarden. Rotterdam will meet bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Leiden and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 16 bottom-ranked Weert lost to Amsterdam on the opponent's court 71-89.

Amsterdam - Weert 89-71

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Weert (1-15) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Amsterdam (7-9) 89-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Amsterdam. Weert managed to win third quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Amsterdam forced 19 Weert turnovers. The former international swingman Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-91) fired 25 points for the winners. The former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Four Amsterdam players scored in double figures. Forward Rens Van Ravensteijn (200-95) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Dyon Halman (204-94, agency: Court Side) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Amsterdam moved-up to fifth place. Weert lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Amsterdam will meet league's leader Groningen on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Weert will play against Rotterdam (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: D.Van Der Horst 25+4reb+1ast, A.Roye 22+1reb+5ast, S.Mulder 12+1reb, M.Van Schaik 11+8reb, J.Brandt 5+1reb, G.Slagter 5+3reb+2ast
Weert: R.Van Ravensteijn 21+7reb+2ast, A.Eduardo 10+4reb+1ast, K.Averink 9+1reb+2ast, D.Halman 9+8reb, M.Van Tongeren 7+5reb+2ast, D.Rosenmuller 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 477713


Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 87-68

The game in Rotterdam was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Leeuwarden (6-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Rotterdam (6-10). Rotterdam did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 87-68 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leeuwarden. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-68. Rotterdam forced 22 Leeuwarden turnovers. American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) fired 22 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international center Robert Krabbendam (213-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Rotterdam players scored in double figures. Canadian Meshack Lufile (203, college: Cape Breton) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American point guard George Marshall (186-92, college: S.Dakota St.) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Rotterdam moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Leeuwarden. Rotterdam will meet bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Leiden and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: L.Anderson 22+5reb+9ast, R.Krabbendam 16+11reb+1ast, J.Marshall 14+4reb+2ast, L.Steijn 10+4reb, M.Kok 10+3reb, T.Theeuwkens 9+3reb+1ast
Leeuwarden: M.Lufile 26+11reb, G.Marshall 16+5reb+4ast, D.Koon 10+5reb+2ast, D.Hope 7+3reb+2ast, J.Gregory 5+1reb+4ast, E.Peutz 2+3reb
gschID: 477714


Zwolle - Groningen 61-68

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. Their biggest opponent host Zwolle (11-5) lost to first ranked Groningen (15-1) 68-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. It looked good early as Zwolle took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Groningen had a 21-15 second period charge getting the lead and Zwolle was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-68. Groningen forced 20 Zwolle turnovers. The winners were led by American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists and the former international point guard Sean Cunningham (188-86, college: Cal-Riverside) supported him with 16 points. Groningen's coach Erik Braal allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by American forward J.T. Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Zwolle. The former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) added 10 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Groningen have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 15-1 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Groningen will play against Amsterdam (#5) at home in the next round. Zwolle will play against Dukes UDB in Den Bosch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Groningen: L.Jeter 17+4reb+5ast, S.Cunningham 16+4reb+2ast, C.Fieler 13+7reb+2ast, A.Smith 10+7reb, D.Pasalic 5+2reb+2ast, A.Slagter 4+1reb
Zwolle: J.Yoho 13+7reb+1ast, M.Schilder 13+1reb+3ast, C.Vette 12+6reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 10+8reb+1ast, O.Schaftenaar 9+5reb, N.Van Oostrum 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 477712


Leiden - Dukes UDB 62-60

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Eredivisie took place in Leiden. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Dukes UDB (8-8) to third ranked Leiden (10-6) 62-60 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dukes UDB. Leiden made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Dukes UDB turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Jessey Voorn (197-90, agency: Court Side) who added 13 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Maarten Bouwknecht (185-94) responded with 19 points and American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 6 points and 11 rebounds. Leiden maintains third position with 10-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Dukes UDB at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Leiden are looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#6) on the road in the next round. Dukes UDB will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leiden: D.Draper 22+9reb+1ast, J.Voorn 13+2reb+4ast, R.Jansen 8+1ast, J.Lee 6+2reb+6ast, T.Koenis 5+6reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 4+3reb
Dukes UDB: M.Bouwknecht 19+3reb+3ast, P.Vries Pim 10+4reb, V.Lietmeijer 7+4reb, C.Mitchell 6+11reb+1ast, K.Akerboom 6+1ast, R.Pagter Ralf 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 477715





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  ICELAND  

Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 14-1 
 2. Fjolnir 13-3 
 3. Valur 11-3 
 4. Breidablik 10-6 
 5. Hamar 6-9 
 6. Vestri 6-9 
 7. FSU 5-10 
 8. IA 4-12 
 9. Armann 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 22: Breidablik - Hottur 69-82
Jan. 22: Valur - Vestri 125-73
Jan. 22: Fjolnir - IA 117-80
Jan. 22: FSU - Hamar


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Motley, FSU33.7 
 2. Garland, Breidablik28.3 
 3. Shouse, IA27.6 
 4. Woods, Hamar26.8 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri22.4 
 7. King, Valur22.3 
 8. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.1 
 9. Bracey, Valur21.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Woods, Hamar13.9 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.8 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.7 
 4. Motley, FSU12.4 
 5. King, Valur11.0 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri10.2 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 8. Shouse, IA9.5 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur9.3 
 10. Kristjansson, IA9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Moss, Hottur9.3 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.7 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.8 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Bracey, Valur5.0 
 6. Olafsson, Hamar4.9 
 7. Shouse, IA4.9 
 8. King, Valur4.3 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.0 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.3 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.2 
 3. Shouse, IA2.8 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 6. Motley, FSU2.2 
 7. Gudnason, Armann2.0 
 8. Olafsson, Hamar1.8 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 10. Albertsson, Hottur1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Valur2.1 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.6 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.2 
 5. Karason, Fjolnir1.1 
 6. Motley, FSU1.1 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur0.9 
 8. Kristjansson, IA0.8 
 9. Petursson, Valur0.8 
 10. Birgisson, Hottur0.7 


Best players of Icelandic D1 round 17 - by Eurobasket News

American Tyrone Garland (185-G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Breiablik and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 41 points adding three rebounds and two assists for Breidablik in his team's victory, helping them to crush IA (#8, 4-11) with 20-point margin 111-91. Breidablik maintains the 4th position in Icelandic D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Breidablik will need more victories to improve their 10-5 record. In the team's last game Garland had a remarkable eight three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Breidablik's top player in his first season with the team. La Salle University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Garland is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.2ppg), assists (3rd best: 5.9apg) and averages solid 4.3spg and 50.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American forward Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Hamar . Woods impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Hamar lost that game 79-94 to the higher-ranked Fjolnir (#2, 12-3). This loss caused Hamar to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-9 record. Woods is a newcomer at Hamar and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.8ppg (#4). He also registered 13.9 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Derek Shouse (188-G-93) of IA (#8). Shouse got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds and eight assists. Despite Shouse's great performance IA lost 91-111 to the higher-ranked Breidablik (#4, 10-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. IA can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-11 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Shouse he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Shouse has individually a great season in Iceland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.6ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 9.5rpg (8th best) and assists with 4.9apg (6th best). He also has 2.8spg and FGP: 54.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nebojsa Knezevic (196-F/G-87) of Vestri - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Collin Pryor (200-F-90) of Fjolnir - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Yima Chia-Kur (196-F-86) of Vestri - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Gardar Sveinbjornsson (192-F/G-87) of Fjolnir - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Egill Vignisson (198-F-91) of Breidablik - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Robert Sigurdsson (187-G-94) of Fjolnir - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Magnus Hjalmarsson (184-G) of Armann - 25 points and 5 rebounds

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



Icelandic Dominos League round 14 best performance: Amin Stevens - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Amin Stevens (203-F-90) had a great game in the last round for Keflavik, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 19 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Snaefell (#12, 0-14) with 22-point margin 97-75. Keflavik maintains the 7th position in Icelandic Dominos League. Keflavik is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-7 record. Stevens turned to be Keflavik's top player in his first season with the team. Former Florida A&M University star has very solid stats this year. Stevens is in league's top in points (2nd best: 30.8ppg) and averages impressive 2.3spg and 61.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Tobin Carberry (193-G-91, agency: HMS) of Thor Thorl. Carberry had a very good evening with a double-double of 33 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Thor Thorl cruised to a 94-84 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Haukar (#11, 5-9). Thor Thorl's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Carberry is a newcomer at Thor Thorl, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.5ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 11.0rpg and 4.6apg. Former LIU Post star Carberry is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-F-90) of Skallagrimur (#10). Whitfield got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds and four assists. Despite Whitfield's great performance Skallagrimur lost 89-100 to the higher-ranked Thor AK (#4, 8-6). 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 8 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 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.6ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 15.4rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 56.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of Stjarnan - 24 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of Thor AK - 35 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Antonio Hester (198-F-90) of Tindastoll - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sherrod Wright (193-G-91) of Haukar - 34 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87) of Grindavik - 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Magnus Traustason (190-G-96) of Keflavik - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. George Beamon (193-G-91) of Thor AK - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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Standings - IBL

IBL Standings
 1. Satria Muda 2-0 
 2. CLS Knights 2-1 
 3. Pacific Caesar 2-1 
 4. Garuda 1-1 
 5. NSH GMC 1-1 
 6. Hang Tuah 1-1 
 7. Pelita Jaya 1-1 
 8. Aspac 1-1 
 9. Bima Perkasa 1-1 
 10. JNE BSC 0-2 
 11. Satya Wacana 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Jan. 22: Garuda - Hang Tuah 91-94
Jan. 22: JNE BSC - Bima Perkasa 73-85
Jan. 22: Pacific Caesar - Pelita Jaya 62-78
Jan. 22: CLS Knights - Satria Muda 54-66


IBL Round 2: Hang Tuah lose to Pacific Caesar - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in IBL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hang Tuah (0-1) in Pandang on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Pacific Caesar (2-0) 91-81. The game was mostly controlled by Pacific Caesar. Hang Tuah managed to win third quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Pacific Caesar's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 22 rebounds. Pacific Caesar is looking forward to face Pelita Jaya (#10) in Jakarta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hang Tuah will play on the road against Garuda in Bandung and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Very important is a home loss of Aspac (1-1) against NSH GMC (1-1) on Saturday night. Host Aspac was defeated by NSH GMC in Jakarta 79-67. American point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) notched a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Nate Barfield supported him with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by the former international Pringgo Regowo (190-87) did not help to save the game for Aspac. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
CLS Knights (2-0) played at the court of Pelita Jaya (0-1). CLS Knights managed to secure a 4-point victory 66-62 on Saturday. CLS Knights will meet at home Satria Muda (#4) in the next round. Pelita Jaya will play against Pacific Caesar in Surabaya and hope to win that game.
Satria Muda (1-0) crushed at home Satya Wacana (0-2) by 19 points 85-66, which is the biggest margin this round. Americans were the main players on the court. Tyreek Jewell orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda's next round opponent will be CLS Knights in Surabaya and it will be for sure the game of the week.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 10 points and 9 rebounds by Carlos Smith of Satria Muda.


Satria Muda - Satya Wacana 85-66

Satria Muda (1-0) crushed at home Satya Wacana (0-2) by 19 points 85-66, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Satria Muda. Satya Wacana was better in fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Satria Muda forced 20 Satya Wacana turnovers and outrebounded them 57-33 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Satria Muda brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Satria Muda players scored in double figures. Point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) replied with 29 points and center Nate Maxey (211-92, college: N.C.Central) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Satya Wacana. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda's next round opponent will be CLS Knights in Surabaya and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: T.Jewell 14+7reb+4ast, M.Rizal 12+9reb, A.Wisnu 11+4reb, C.Smith 10+9reb+3ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 9+4reb+1ast, A.Seputra 7+6reb
Satya Wacana: J.Crump 29+2reb+2ast, N.Maxey 11+7reb, C.Manuputty 10+2reb, B.Adha Praditya 6+2reb, V.Sanjaya 5+4reb+1ast, A.Adriano 2+5reb
gschID: 532728


Hang Tuah - Pacific Caesar 81-91

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hang Tuah (0-1) in Pandang on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Pacific Caesar (2-0) 91-81. The game was mostly controlled by Pacific Caesar. Hang Tuah managed to win third quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Pacific Caesar's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 22 rebounds and Mei Joni (188-89) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Pacific Caesar is looking forward to face Pelita Jaya (#10) in Jakarta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hang Tuah will play on the road against Garuda in Bandung and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 32+15reb+1ast, M.Hardian Wicaksono 14+3reb+2ast, D.Seagers 12+11reb+5ast, N.Saputra 8+3reb+1ast, R.Hadrian Hutasoit 7+3reb+6ast, D.Nugraha 6+1reb
Hang Tuah: A.Smith 28+22reb+1ast, A.Ekayana 15+2reb+2ast, M.Joni 15+6reb+2ast, F.Minallah 8+5reb+2ast, K.Purwanto 8+4reb+3ast, A.Sapto 4+1reb
gschID: 532727


Aspac - NSH GMC 67-79

Very important is a home loss of Aspac (1-1) against NSH GMC (1-1) on Saturday night. Host Aspac was defeated by NSH GMC in Jakarta 79-67. Aspac was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 21-8 charge of NSH GMC, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Aspac 53-40 including 16 on the offensive glass. Aspac was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) notched a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and the other American import power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) supported him with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by the former international Pringgo Regowo (190-87) did not help to save the game for Aspac. The former international point guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-92) added 15 points for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC: G.Jacobs 26+12reb+4ast, N.Barfield 22+16reb+1ast, G.Putra Sianturi 9+6reb+1ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 8+3reb+1ast, R.Pratama Putra 8+6reb, M.Mustohirin 3+2reb+1ast
Aspac: P.Regowo 20+10reb, A.Damar Grahita 16+2reb, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 15+1reb+3ast, A.Hangrove 6+4reb+1ast, V.Kosasih 4+7reb, V.Wuwungan 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 532726


Pelita Jaya - CLS Knights 62-66

CLS Knights (2-0) played at the court of Pelita Jaya (0-1). CLS Knights managed to secure a 4-point victory 66-62 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pelita Jaya won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when CLS Knights won last quarter 19-17. CLS Knights will meet at home Satria Muda (#4) in the next round. Pelita Jaya will play against Pacific Caesar in Surabaya and hope to win that game.
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Seagers' 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old guard David Seagers (188-G-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Pacific Caesar and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
He had the game-high 32 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Pacific Caesar in his team's victory, helping them to crush NSH GMC (#5, 1-1) with 21-point margin 96-75. Pacific Caesar is placed at 2nd position in Indonesian league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Pacific Caesar won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Seagers had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Pacific Caesar's top player in his first season with the team. Dowling College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Seagers is in league's top in points (5th best: 22.0ppg), assists (5th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 54.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Nate Barfield (206-F/C-88) of NSH GMC. He is American forward in his first season at NSH GMC. In the last game Barfield recorded impressive double-double of 30 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as NSH GMC lost that game 75-96 to Pacific Caesar (2-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Barfield is one of the most experienced players at NSH GMC and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.0ppg (#2). He also registered 15.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jamarr Johnson (193-F-88) of league's leader CLS Knights. Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of CLS Knights, leading his team to a 83-57 easy win against JNE BSC (#9, 0-1). CLS Knights has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Johnson also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Johnson as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Loiselle (198-F-88) of Pacific Caesar - 17 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Abraham Damar Grahita (201-SF-95) of Aspac - 19 points and 3 rebounds
6. Andre Tiara (190-PF-80) of JNE BSC - 12 points and 9 rebounds
7. Katon Baskoro (184-SF-94) of CLS Knights - 15 points and 5 rebounds
8. Sigit Harun Nurman (187-SF-88) of Garuda - 15 points and 8 rebounds
9. Sherrard Brantley (188-G-90) of Garuda - 20 points and 2 rebounds
10. Diftha Pratama (186-SG-89) of Garuda - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 11-4 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 10-4 
 3. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-5 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 10-5 
 5. Hapoel K/S 9-6 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 8-6 
 7. Hapoel Migd.H. 8-7 
 8. Ironi K-A 8-7 
 9. Hap.Haifa 7-8 
 10. Maccabi H/H 7-8 
 11. Hapoel G/A 6-9 
 12. Galil Elion 5-10 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-12 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Maccabi Raanana - Hap.Haifa 83-72
Jan. 24: Hap.R/G Givat. - Ironi Ramat Gan
Jan. 24: Hapoel G/A - Hapoel Migd.H.
Jan. 24: Hap.Haifa - Maccabi H/H
Jan. 24: Macc.Rehovot - Hapoel K/S
Jan. 24: Maccabi Raanana - Ironi Nes-Ziona
Jan. 24: Ramat Hasharon - Galil Elion
Jan. 25: Hapoel B/S - Ironi K-A


Maccabi Haifa inks Kevinn Pinkney, ex Phoenix - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) signed experienced 34-year old American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-111kg-83, college: Nevada). He played last season at Phoenix in Filipino PBA league. In 9 games he had very impressive stats: 23.4ppg, 13.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4bpg.
The previous (2015) summer Pinkney played at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB where in 26 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg in 2015 season.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (48th overall).
Pinkney attended University of Nevada and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is quite experienced player. Pinkney has played in eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang), France, Italy (AV Cantu and Angelico Biella), Lebanon (Champville), Poland, Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Russia (Enisey), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Turkey (Trabzonspor and Aliaga), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser).
Pinkney could be described: Raw athlete with good size and good hands...Has skills and mobility to counter stronger power forwards... Possesses good shot blocking ability. Has displayed a good shooting touch from the 17- to 18-foot range. He gets good position inside and is quick to the ball. Made a huge work in bulking-up, because he weighed just 190 pounds when he entered Nevada. He's the typical late bloomer, who has yet upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevinn Pinkney (ex Phoenix) may join Maccabi Haifa - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) is close to sign experienced 34-year old American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-111kg-83, college: Nevada) who played last time at Phoenix Fuel Masters in Philippines. In 9 PBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.4ppg, 13.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4bpg last season.
The previous (2015) summer Pinkney played at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB where in 26 games he averaged 9.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg in 2015 season.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (48th overall).
Pinkney attended University of Nevada and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Pinkney's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Pinkney has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang), France, Italy (AV Cantu and Angelico Biella), Lebanon (Champville), Poland, Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Russia (Enisey), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Turkey (Trabzonspor and Aliaga), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Raw athlete with good size and good hands...Has skills and mobility to counter stronger power forwards... Possesses good shot blocking ability. Has displayed a good shooting touch from the 17- to 18-foot range. He gets good position inside and is quick to the ball. Made a huge work in bulking-up, because he weighed just 190 pounds when he entered Nevada. He's the typical late bloomer, who has yet upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - SerieA

Serie A Standings
 1. EA7 Armani 14-2 
 2. Umana VE 12-4 
 3. Scandone AV 11-5 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 9-7 
 5. Banco di Srd 9-7 
 6. Betaland Cdo 8-8 
 7. JuveCaserta 8-8 
 8. Brescia 8-8 
 9. The Flexx PT 8-8 
 10. Auxilium TO 8-8 
 11. Dolomiti En. TR 7-9 
 12. Enel Brindisi 7-9 
 13. AV Cantu 6-10 
 14. VL Pesaro 5-11 
 15. Openjobmetis V. 4-12 
 16. Vanoli CR 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 22: Brescia - VL Pesaro 99-68
Jan. 22: Umana VE - AV Cantu 93-72
Jan. 22: EA7 Armani - Betaland Cdo 90-74
Jan. 22: Grissin Bon RE - JuveCaserta 85-86
Jan. 22: Auxilium TO - Scandone AV 84-79
Jan. 22: Dolomiti En. TR - Enel Brindisi 84-48
Jan. 22: Openjobmetis V. - Banco di Srd 76-83