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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 21-1 
 2 Buducnost 16-6 
 3 Cedevita 16-6 
 4 Partizan 16-6 
 5 Cibona 11-11 
 6 Igokea 10-12 
 7 FMP 9-13 
 8 Karpos Sokoli 9-13 
 9 Un.Olimpija 9-13 
 10 Mega Leks 8-14 
 11 MZT Skopje 8-14 
 12 Mornar Bar 7-15 
 13 Krka 7-15 
 14 Zadar 7-15 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 11: Buducnost - Karpos Sokoli 95-61
Feb. 11: FMP - Un.Olimpija 89-79
Feb. 12: MZT Skopje - Krka 89-65
Feb. 10: Zadar - Mornar Bar 80-62
Feb. 12: Cedevita - Partizan 79-67
Feb. 12: Crvena Zvezda - Cibona 69-56
Feb. 12: Mega Leks - Igokea 101-84

Regular Season: Round 23

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


Round 22: Partizan is defeated by Cedevita - 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 4 rounds. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most important game in the last round took place in Zagreb between second ranked Serbian Partizan (16-6) and fourth ranked Croatian Cedevita (16-6) on Sunday night. Partizan was defeated by Cedevita on the road 79-67. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-67. Cedevita made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cedevita have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Partizan and Buducnost. Cedevita's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena Cibona.
Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar 80-62. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that KK Zadar was well-prepared to that game. Bosnian-Croatian Ivan Ramljak (203-90) notched 5 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Jakov Vladovic supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Even 28 points by American guard Antabia Waller (191-88, college: Auburn) did not help to save the game for Mornar Bar. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Zadar (7-15) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Krka. Mornar Bar lost third consecutive game. KK Zadar will play against higher ranked Partizan (#4) in Beograd in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mornar Bar will play at home against Mega Leks (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (21-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat fifth ranked Croatian Cibona (11-11) in Beograd 69-56. Luka Mitrovic fired 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Paolo Marinelli produced 9 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Serbian champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Cibona lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Crvena Zvezda will meet Karpos Sokoli (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cedevita.
An interesting game took place in Sremska Mitrovica where higher ranked Bosnian Igokea (10-12) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Serbian Mega Leks (8-14) 101-84. Mega Leks maintains tenth position with 8-14 record, which they share with MZT Skopje. Defending Bosnian champion Igokea keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Mega Leks' next round opponent will be Mornar Bar (#12) on the road.
Third ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (16-6) crushed at home 7th ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (9-13) by 34 points 95-61, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Karpos Sokoli. JR Reynolds scored 18 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Buducnost's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Buducnost have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Partizan and Cedevita. Karpos Sokoli at the other side keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. Buducnost will face Un.Olimpija (#9) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Karpos Sokoli will play at home against the league's leader Crvena Zvezda and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 22 Krka was destroyed by MZT Skopje on the opponent's court 89-65. FMP managed to outperform Un.Olimpija in a home game 89-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points and 5 assists by Dejan Davidovac of FMP.

Crvena Zvezda - Cibona 69-56

Adriatic League top team - Serbian Crvena Zvezda (21-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat fifth ranked Croatian Cibona (11-11) in Beograd 69-56. The game was mostly controlled by Crvena Zvezda. Cibona managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Crvena Zvezda forced 20 Cibona turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Luka Mitrovic (204-93) fired 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Paolo Marinelli (191-95) produced 9 points and 4 assists and Bosnian swingman Domagoj Bosnjak (201-95) added 2 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Serbian champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Cibona lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Crvena Zvezda will meet Karpos Sokoli (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cedevita.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: O.Kuzmic 12+10reb, L.Mitrovic 12+6reb+6ast, N.Wolters 11+5reb+4ast, B.Lazic 9+3reb+1ast, O.Dobric 9+1reb, M.Guduric 7+3reb+1ast
Cibona: P.Marinelli 9+1reb+4ast, A.Gospic 9+2reb, N.Slavica 7+5reb, L.Zoric 6+3reb, E.Sulejmanovic 6+2reb, N.Joksimovic 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 476284


Cedevita - Partizan 79-67

The most important game in the last round took place in Zagreb between second ranked Serbian Partizan (16-6) and fourth ranked Croatian Cedevita (16-6) on Sunday night. Partizan was defeated by Cedevita on the road 79-67. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-67. Cedevita made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Vanja Marinkovic (198-97, agency: BeoBasket) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cedevita have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Partizan and Buducnost. Cedevita's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena Cibona.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: R.Boatright 21+5reb+3ast, M.Bilan 14+10reb+3ast, M.Arapovic 11+4reb, K.Zganec 10+4reb+1ast, R.James 8+1reb, F.Kruslin 6+3reb+1ast
Partizan: S.Bircevic 18+7reb+1ast, V.Marinkovic 12+2reb+2ast, W.Hatcher 8+3reb+3ast, B.Ratkovica 6+2reb+3ast, N.Velickovic 6+1reb+1ast, M.Koprivica 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 476283


Mega Leks - Igokea 101-84

An interesting game took place in Sremska Mitrovica where higher ranked Bosnian Igokea (10-12) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Serbian Mega Leks (8-14) 101-84. The game without a history. Mega Leks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Mega Leks maintains tenth position with 8-14 record, which they share with MZT Skopje. Defending Bosnian champion Igokea keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Mega Leks' next round opponent will be Mornar Bar (#12) on the road.
gschID: 476281


MZT Skopje - Krka 89-65

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje and 11th ranked Slovenian Krka had identical 7-14 record. This time MZT Skopje used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Novo Mesto 89-65 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by MZT Skopje. Krka was better in second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MZT Skopje shot 62.5 percent from the field. MZT Skopje had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Matic Rebec (181-95) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Krka's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. MZT Skopje have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending FYR Macedonian champion (8-14) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Mega Leks. Krka at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 15 games lost. MZT Skopje will face higher ranked FMP (#7) in Beograd in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Krka will play on the road against Igokea (#6) in Aleksandrovac and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: J.Scott 24+13reb+1ast, X.Thames 16+4reb+5ast, D.Drenovac 14+5reb+4ast, C.Kloof 13+2reb+3ast, J.Lalic 9+5reb+1ast, D.Van Oostrum 7+2reb+1ast
Krka: M.Lukovic 16+7reb+2ast, M.Rebec 13+4reb+5ast, D.Bunic 8+8reb, S.Cebular 8+2reb, D.Jukic 5, Z.Dimec 4
gschID: 476280


FMP - Un.Olimpija 89-79

There was a small surprise in Beograd where ninth ranked Serbian FMP (9-13) defeated 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (9-13) 89-79 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 35-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. FMP made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Un.Olimpija was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) scored 28 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) chipped in 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. FMP's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Gregor Hrovat (196-94) scored 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. FMP moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Un.Olimpija and Karpos Sokoli. Un.Olimpija lost third consecutive game. FMP will face MZT Skopje (#11) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
FMP: D.Davidovac 28+4reb+5ast, D.Apic 18+3reb+2ast, J.Bolden 14+11reb+4ast, S.Lazarevic 11+4reb+1ast, A.Radanov 6+6ast, I.Austin 5+2reb+1ast
Un.Olimpija: N.Jankovic 19+8reb+1ast, D.Oliver 14+5reb+1ast, J.Barbaric 12+5reb+3ast, G.Hrovat 11+7reb+7ast, S.Milosevic 8+3reb+1ast, B.Jefferson 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 476286


Buducnost - Karpos Sokoli 95-61

Third ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (16-6) crushed at home 7th ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (9-13) by 34 points 95-61, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Karpos Sokoli. The game without a history. Buducnost led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Karpos Sokoli's 34. They outrebounded Karpos Sokoli 41-25 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard JR Reynolds (188-84, college: Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) scored 18 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Buducnost's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) responded with 15 points and 5 assists and Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Buducnost have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Partizan and Cedevita. Karpos Sokoli at the other side keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. Buducnost will face Un.Olimpija (#9) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Karpos Sokoli will play at home against the league's leader Crvena Zvezda and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: J.Reynolds 18+3reb+4ast, O.Klassen 14+10reb, N.Gordic 14+3reb+6ast, B.Subotic 10+3reb+1ast, P.Popovic 9+1ast, Z.Nikolic 8+3reb
Karpos Sokoli: D.Labovic 16+4reb+2ast, K.Perry 15+2reb+5ast, B.Trajkovski 14+3reb+3ast, D.Zekovic 10+7reb, I.Penov 2+4reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 476285


Zadar - Mornar Bar 80-62

Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar 80-62. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that KK Zadar was well-prepared to that game. Mornar Bar was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 46-27 second half run of KK Zadar. They outrebounded Mornar Bar 39-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Mornar Bar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Bosnian-Croatian Ivan Ramljak (203-90) notched 5 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Even 28 points by American guard Antabia Waller (191-88, college: Auburn) did not help to save the game for Mornar Bar. His fellow American import center Octavius Ellis (208-93, college: Cincinnati) added 9 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Zadar (7-15) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Krka. Mornar Bar lost third consecutive game. KK Zadar will play against higher ranked Partizan (#4) in Beograd in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mornar Bar will play at home against Mega Leks (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zadar: I.Marinkovic 17+3reb, B.Barac 13+5reb+1ast, Y.Franke 11+3reb, J.Vladovic 11+5reb+4ast, M.Kovacevic 10+1reb, L.Mazalin 8+7reb+2ast
Mornar Bar: A.Waller 28+2reb+2ast, O.Ellis 9+6reb, L.Jones 7+1reb+2ast, V.Pavic 5+7reb, J.Anderson 3+3ast, M.Calic 1+4reb
gschID: 476282





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  ALBANIA  

Standings - A1

Superliga Standings
 1. SK Tirana 11-1 
 2. Teuta 9-3 
 3. Vllaznia 7-5 
 4. Kamza Basket 6-6 
 5. Ardhmeria 3-9 
 6. Flamurtari 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 11: Ardhmeria - Teuta 70-77
Feb. 11: Kamza Basket - SK Tirana 61-119
Feb. 11: Vllaznia - Flamurtari 123-67


Superliga Round 12: SK Tirana beat Kamza Basket in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game was played in Kamza. First ranked SK Tirana faced 4th ranked Kamza Basket. Guests from Tirana (11-1) smashed host Kamza Basket (6-6) 119-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kamza Basket. The game without a history. SK Tirana led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SK Tirana have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Kamza Basket at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost.
Bottom-ranked Flamurtari (0-12) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 123-67 loss to third ranked Vllaznia Shkodra (7-5) in Shkodra. Defending champion maintains third position with 7-5 record having four points less than leader SK Tirana. Flamurtari at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost.
The game in was also quite interesting. Second ranked Teuta (9-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Ardhmeria (3-9). Teuta managed to secure a 7-point victory 77-70 on Saturday. Teuta maintains second position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader SK Tirana. Newly promoted Ardhmeria keeps the fifth place with nine games lost.

Kamza Basket - SK Tirana 61-119

An exciting game was played in Kamza. First ranked SK Tirana faced 4th ranked Kamza Basket. Guests from Tirana (11-1) smashed host Kamza Basket (6-6) 119-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kamza Basket. The game without a history. SK Tirana led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SK Tirana have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Kamza Basket at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost.
gschID: 536130


Vllaznia - Flamurtari 123-67

Bottom-ranked Flamurtari (0-12) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 123-67 loss to third ranked Vllaznia Shkodra (7-5) in Shkodra. The game without a history. Vllaznia Shkodra led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Flamurtari to just 7 points in third quarter. Defending champion maintains third position with 7-5 record having four points less than leader SK Tirana. Flamurtari at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost.
gschID: 536131


Ardhmeria - Teuta 70-77

The game in was also quite interesting. Second ranked Teuta (9-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Ardhmeria (3-9). Teuta managed to secure a 7-point victory 77-70 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ardhmeria won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Teuta maintains second position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader SK Tirana. Newly promoted Ardhmeria keeps the fifth place with nine games lost.
gschID: 536129





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 victory over the closely-ranked United (13-15) 88-70 in the Australian NBL in Friday night's game. Dillard was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in 36 minutes on the court. New Zealand Breakers (14-14) are placed fifth in the NBL. The Regular Season already ended. Dillard has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 46.1%, 3FGP: 38.2% and FT: 85.7% in nine 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). He managed to help Germani Basket Brescia to win against the fourth-ranked Banco di Srd (11-8) 56-48 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Bushati scored 5 points. Germani Basket Brescia (9-10) is placed tenth in the Serie A. This season Bushati averages only 2.4ppg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 53.8%. 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). Broadus could not help SC Rasta Vechta (1-20) to beat Walter Tigers (8-16). He scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 9 assists. SC Rasta Vechta was defeated 86-77 on the road by the higher-ranked Walter Tigers (#12). It was SC Rasta Vechta's 15th consecutive loss in a row. Broadus' overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 5.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 28.6% and FT: 75.0%. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Albania.

Celis Taflaj
Celis Taflaj
   #4. Small forward Celis Taflaj (201-98, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Viola RC (0-0) in their game against Agrigento (12-9) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Taflaj did not have that impressive stats last Sunday. He scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. The tenth-placed Viola RC was crushed 90-58 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#7) Agrigento in the West group. It's Taflaj's first season with the team. This year Taflaj's overall stats are: 1.2ppg and 1.4rpg in 17 games. He is also Albanian national team player.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #5. Former international forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Tuebingen II (7-12) in their game against Limburg (14-5) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Mitku scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. But Tuebingen II (#10) was defeated 75-68 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Limburg in the South-West group. Mitku is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Tuebingen II's roster. This season he has very high stats. Mitku averages: 16.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the Albanian national team six years ago.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #6. Center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-13) in their game against Sokol Pisek (8-11) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). Lilaj recorded 5 points in 29 minutes. GBA Sparta (#9) was crushed 96-52 in Pisek by the higher-ranked (#7) Sokol in the Group A. It was GBA Sparta's sixth consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Lilaj's total stats are: 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg in six games. He is U18 international player who is currently on the Albanian National Team roster.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to Krka's victory against the closely-ranked Hopsi Polzela (12-6) 70-64 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Wednesday night. He scored 6 points in 15 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Krka Novo Mesto (15-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's ninth 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. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy). Patani could not help Isernia (6-13) to beat Venafro (3-14). He scored 5 points. Isernia (#12) was defeated 74-70 on the road by the lower-ranked Venafro (#15) in the Group D. Patani has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 8.3rpg. 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
Elvisi Dusha (188-G-94) plays for Plymouth Raiders in British BBL
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
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
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
Ferdi Bedini (184-SG-99) plays for Bergamo in Italian Serie B

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



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  ANTIGUA  

Standings

ABBA Standings
 1. Cutie Ovals Ojays 5-0 
 2. Baldwin Braves 4-0 
 3. Flyers 3-0 
 4. HS Outlaws 3-2 
 5. Stingerz 2-0 
 6. Freetown T. 2-3 
 7. HL Rockersville 1-5 
 8. Ottos 0-5 
 9. Yorks Crushers 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 11: HL Rockersville - HS Outlaws 69-71
Feb. 11: Yorks Crushers - Freetown T. 52-66

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 16: Stingerz - Cutie Ovals Ojays
Feb. 16: Baldwin Braves - Flyers


ABBA Round 9: HS Outlaws defeat HL Rockersville - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The most exciting game of round 9 in the ABBA took place in St.John's. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked HL Rockersville (1-5) to fifth ranked HS Outlaws (3-2) 71-69 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. HS Outlaws moved-up to fourth place. HL Rockersville lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Yorks Crushers (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Freetown T. (2-3) 66-52. Freetown T. maintains sixth place with 2-3 record. Yorks Crushers at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Ottos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

HL Rockersville - HS Outlaws 69-71

The most exciting game of round 9 in the ABBA took place in St.John's. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked HL Rockersville (1-5) to fifth ranked HS Outlaws (3-2) 71-69 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. HS Outlaws moved-up to fourth place. HL Rockersville lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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Yorks Crushers - Freetown T. 52-66

Bottom-ranked Yorks Crushers (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Freetown T. (2-3) 66-52. Freetown T. dominated on the defensive end, holding Yorks Crushers to just 5 points in second quarter. Freetown T. maintains sixth place with 2-3 record. Yorks Crushers at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Ottos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 23-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 22-11 
 3. Instituto 21-12 
 4. Regatas C. 18-12 
 5. Quimsa 17-14 
 6. Olimpico LB 17-14 
 7. Libertad S. 15-16 
 8. La Union 15-17 
 9. Atenas 11-20 
 10. Echague 5-26 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 23-8 
 2. Ferrocarril 20-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 19-12 
 4. Obras Basket 16-17 
 5. GECR Indalo 15-16 
 6. Argentino 14-18 
 7. Penarol 14-19 
 8. Quilmes MP 14-19 
 9. Hispano Am. 10-23 
 10. Boca Jrs 9-24 

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 12: Hispano Am. - Obras Basket 95-92
Feb. 12: Atenas - Quimsa 86-89
Feb. 12: La Union - Regatas C. 78-76
Feb. 12: Boca Jrs - San Lorenzo 73-60
Feb. 13: Ferrocarril - GECR Indalo
Feb. 13: Estudiantes C. - Libertad S.
Feb. 14: Instituto - Quimsa
Feb. 14: Penarol - Weber Bahia
Feb. 15: Obras Basket - GECR Indalo
Feb. 15: Echague - Libertad S.
Feb. 15: Estudiantes C. - San Lorenzo
Feb. 15: Olimpico LB - La Union
Feb. 16: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia
Feb. 16: San Martin C. - Hispano Am.


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 19-5 
 2. San Isidro 16-10 
 3. Barrio Parque 13-9 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 9-14 
 5. Independiente BBC 9-17 
 6. SP Las Parejas 6-18 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 15-9 
 2. Parque Sur 15-10 
 3. Platense 12-10 
 4. Temperley 12-12 
 5. Rocamora 11-11 
 6. Gimnasia LP 7-18 
 7. La Union 5-19 
North
 1. Hindu 20-4 
 2. Comunicaciones 18-6 
 3. Villa Angela 14-9 
 4. Salta Basket 9-13 
 5. Villa San Martin 9-17 
 6. Obera TC 7-16 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 6-17 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 16-8 
 2. Olimpo BB 15-8 
 3. Alianza Viedma 14-11 
 4. Huracan 13-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 13-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 8-16 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 9: Union SF - SP Las Parejas 91-65
Feb. 11: Gimnasia LP - La Union 89-75
Feb. 11: Obera TC - Hindu 86-75
Feb. 8: Gimnasia LP - Petr.Argentino 84-78
Feb. 12: BHY Tiro Federal - Villa San Martin 82-76
Feb. 9: Olimpo BB - Parque Sur 82-69
Feb. 11: Atenas Carmen - Parque Sur 81-67
Feb. 8: San Isidro - Villa Angela 80-72
Feb. 10: Temperley - Alianza Viedma 77-83
Feb. 8: Independiente BBC - Mitre Tuc. 77-63
Feb. 12: Barrio Parque - Salta Basket 76-78
Feb. 9: Comunicaciones - Hindu 72-77
Feb. 12: Temperley - Petr.Argentino 71-66
Feb. 8: Barrio Parque - Villa San Martin 71-60
Feb. 8: Ciclista - Estudiantes O. 70-78
Feb. 10: Independiente BBC - Salta Basket 69-67
Feb. 10: BHY Tiro Federal - Villa Angela 63-65
Feb. 10: San Isidro - Villa San Martin 63-61
Feb. 8: La Union - Alianza Viedma 102-110
Feb. 13: Obera TC - Comunicaciones
Feb. 14: SP Las Parejas - Salta Basket


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.2 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.1 
 3. Brown, La Union20.1 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.20.1 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.8 
 6. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes-C., Obera T.19.3 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.7 
 10. Pais, Platense17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.5 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.2 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.7 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.0 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC8.0 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.0 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.2 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
 10. Figueredo, Estudian.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pais, Platense2.5 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 3. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 4. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 7. Lopez, Independ.2.0 
 8. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
 9. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 4. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.3 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. McCullough, Alianza .0.9 


Tucker's 25 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old shooting guard Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Estudiantes C. and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 32.
He had the game-high 25 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Estudiantes C. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Boca Jrs (#10, 8-24) 74-69. Estudiantes C. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Argentinian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Estudiantes C. will need more victories to improve their 22-11 record. In the team's last game Tucker had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Estudiantes C.'s top player in his first season with the team. De Paul University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Tucker is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.3ppg. Tucker is in league's top in and averages solid 57.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jazwin Cowan (203-F-83, agency: DTMones) of Quimsa. He is American forward in his first season at Quimsa. In the last game Cowan recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led Quimsa to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Argentino (#6, 14-18) 78-56. Quimsa's 6th position in Sur has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-14 record is not bad and everything may still change. Cowan is one of the most experienced players at Quimsa and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Former Hampton University star Cowan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to center Sam Clancy (202-C-80, agency: DTMones) of Instituto (#3). Clancy scored 16 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Instituto, leading his team to an 85-83 win against #1 ranked San Martin C. in a game of the week. Instituto needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Norte. Their record at this point is 21 victories and 12 lost games. Clancy has a great season in Argentina. After 33 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.2rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Torin Francis (210-C-83) of La Union - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes C. - 28 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82) of Libertad S. - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of San Martin C. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88) of GECR Indalo - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Juan Pablo Cantero (184-PG-82) of San Martin C. - 15 points, 2 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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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Singapore S. 10-4 
 2 Hong Kong ELL 8-2 
 3 Alab Pilipinas 6-4 
 4 Kaohsiung 4-8 
 5 Saigon H. 3-6 
 6 KL Dragons 2-9 

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 12: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons 96-87
Feb. 11: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 85-76
Feb. 12: Singapore S. - Alab Pilipinas 62-64
Feb. 10: KL Dragons - Singapore S. 110-113

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 17: Alab Pilipinas - KL Dragons
Feb. 18: Saigon H. - Hong Kong ELL
Feb. 19: KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 19: Kaohsiung - Singapore S.


Round 9: Leader Singapore Slingers lose to Alab Pilipinas - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (10-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (6-4) 64-62. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Alab Pilipinas' coach used entire bench in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Alab Pilipinas maintains third place with 6-4 record having 4 victories less than leader Singapore S. Singapore Slingers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Alab Pilipinas are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play on the road against Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City and are hoping to win this game.
Sixth-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-9) made lots of trouble for first ranked Singapore Slingers (10-4) in Kuala Lumpur. The visitors from Singapore managed to secure only three-point victory 113-110. However their fans expected much easier game. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Justin Howard contributed with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) answered with 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals for KL Dragons. Singapore Slingers maintains first place with 10-4 record. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Singapore Slingers will play against Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City in the next round. KL Dragons will play at home against Alab Pilipinas and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Saigon was also quite interesting. 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-8) played at the court of fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (3-6). Saigon Heat managed to secure a 9-point victory 85-76 on Saturday. Lenny Daniel stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Chris Oliver with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Saigon Heat maintains fifth place with 3-6 record. Loser Kaohsiung keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Saigon Heat will meet at home league's second-placed Hong Kong ELL in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kaohsiung will play against the league's leader Singapore Slingers and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Hong Kong. Local Hong Kong ELL (8-2) beat 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-9) 96-87. American players dominated the game. Marcus Elliott nailed 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winning side. KL Dragons' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hong Kong ELL have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record having six points less than leader Singapore S. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be Saigon Heat (#5) on the road. KL Dragons will play against Alab Pilipinas and hope to win that game.

Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons 96-87

The game with biggest result difference took place in Hong Kong. Local Hong Kong ELL (8-2) beat 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-9) 96-87. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KL Dragons won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hong Kong ELL players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American players dominated the game. Guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) nailed 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winning side and power forward Patrick Sullivan (206-88, college: SE Louisiana, agency: HMS) accounted for 21 points and 14 rebounds. Point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) came up with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for KL Dragons in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KL Dragons' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hong Kong ELL have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record having six points less than leader Singapore S. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be Saigon Heat (#5) on the road. KL Dragons will play against Alab Pilipinas and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 33+7reb+9ast, P.Sullivan 21+14reb+1ast, S.Guinchard 17+4reb, S.Yee Fong 11+13reb+2ast, T.Lamb 7+4reb+7ast, S.Wing Chan 5+1reb+1ast
KL Dragons: J.Munzon 19+5reb+2ast, K.Gardner 18+7reb+9ast, S.Spencer 11+14reb, S.Fai Loh 10+4reb, C.Kheun Ma 10+3reb, I.Yeo 8+8reb+2ast
gschID: 520722


Singapore S. - Alab Pilipinas 62-64

Top ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (10-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (6-4) 64-62. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Alab Pilipinas' coach used entire bench in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Alab Pilipinas maintains third place with 6-4 record having 4 victories less than leader Singapore S. Singapore Slingers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Alab Pilipinas are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play on the road against Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: J.Hughes 14+8reb, L.Domingo 13+6reb+1ast, S.Carter 10+11reb, B.Ray Parks 9+3reb+3ast, R.Celiz 7+2reb+4ast, J.Fortuna 3+2reb+2ast
Singapore S.: J.Howard 28+14reb+1ast, K.Goh 10+6reb, X.Alexander 9+10reb+3ast, H.Ng 5+3reb, L.Kwek Wei 4+2reb+4ast, W.Long Wong 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 520721


Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 85-76

The game in Saigon was also quite interesting. 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-8) played at the court of fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (3-6). Saigon Heat managed to secure a 9-point victory 85-76 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-18. But Kaohsiung won second period 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Saigon Heat maintains fifth place with 3-6 record. Loser Kaohsiung keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Saigon Heat will meet at home league's second-placed Hong Kong ELL in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kaohsiung will play against the league's leader Singapore Slingers and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 32+15reb+3ast, C.Charles 16+11reb+3ast, M.Morgan 15+5reb, D.Arnold 11+5reb+8ast, H.Nguyen Van 6+1ast, T.Nguyen 5+4reb+2ast
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 22+16reb+4ast, D.Hall 19+7reb+2ast, R.Jose 9+6reb+1ast, M.Reyes 9+4reb+1ast, W.Hsu 8+1reb+4ast, H.Chun Chang 6
gschID: 520720


KL Dragons - Singapore S. 110-113

Sixth-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-9) made lots of trouble for first ranked Singapore Slingers (10-4) in Kuala Lumpur. The visitors from Singapore managed to secure only three-point victory 113-110. However their fans expected much easier game. KL Dragons were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) contributed with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. Point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) answered with 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals and power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) added 27 points and 16 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) in the effort for KL Dragons. Singapore Slingers maintains first place with 10-4 record. KL Dragons lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Singapore Slingers will play against Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City in the next round. KL Dragons will play at home against Alab Pilipinas and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 34+15reb+4ast, J.Howard 32+11reb+5ast, H.Ng 13+1reb+2ast, W.Long Wong 11+1reb+2ast, R.Gardner 9+1reb, L.Kwek Wei 9+4reb+2ast
KL Dragons: K.Gardner 37+6reb+8ast, S.Spencer 27+16reb+1ast, J.Munzon 19+3reb+1ast, T.Yuan Kuek 7+1reb, S.Fai Loh 6+1reb, K.Hou Teo 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 520719





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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-11 
 2. Taipans 15-13 
 3. Wildcats 15-13 
 4. Hawks 15-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-15 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 12: United - Wildcats 94-96
Feb. 11: 36ers - Taipans 89-98
Feb. 9: Taipans - 36ers 89-85
Feb. 10: Breakers - United 88-70
Feb. 11: Hawks - Bullets 106-79
Feb. 10: Wildcats - Kings 101-74

Semi-Finals: Round 1

Feb. 16: 36ers - Hawks
Feb. 17: Taipans - Wildcats


NBL Round 19: #1 Adelaide 36ers are defeated by Cairns Taipans - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just ended. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-11) in Findon on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Cairns Taipans (15-13) 98-89. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 55-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cairns Taipans made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Cairns Taipans 42-28 including 19 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points (made all of his eight free throws). International swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) helped adding 16 points and 5 assists. At the losing side American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-13 record having just two points less than leader 36ers, which they share with Hawks and Wildcats. Adelaide 36ers lost fifth consecutive game. They still keep top position with 11 games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Melbourne. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (15-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked United (13-15) 96-94 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 assists. Matthew Knight accounted for 15 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for United in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks and Taipans. United at the other side keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Kings.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Cairns. Second ranked host Cairns Taipans (15-13) defeated leader Adelaide 36ers (17-11) 89-85. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Travis Trice fired 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Nathan Sobey produced 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-13 record having just two points less than leader 36ers, which they share with Hawks and Wildcats. Adelaide 36ers lost fifth consecutive game. They still keep top position with 11 games lost.
The game in Auckland was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked United (13-15) played at the court of seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (14-14). New Zealand Breakers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Kevin Dillard who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. United's coach Dean Demopoulos rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. New Zealand Breakers moved-up to fifth place. United at the other side keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost.
Fourth ranked Illawarra Hawks (15-13) crushed at home 8th ranked Bullets (10-18) by 27 points 106-79, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Rotnei Clarke who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Illawarra Hawks moved-up to second place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Newly promoted Bullets stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost.

In the last game of round 19 Kings were destroyed by Wildcats on the opponent's court 101-74.

United - Wildcats 94-96

Important game to mention about took place in Melbourne. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (15-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked United (13-15) 96-94 on Sunday evening. United was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 23-18 third quarter run of Perth Wildcats. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. United was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 assists (made all of his seven free throws). The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) accounted for 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and the other American import point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) added 27 points and 6 assists respectively for United in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks and Taipans. United at the other side keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Kings.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: C.Prather 26+2reb+11ast, B.Cotton 19+4reb+3ast, M.Knight 15+10reb+1ast, J.McKay 14+10reb+2ast, J.Kenny 8+1reb, J.Wagstaff 7+1reb+2ast
United: J.Boone 27+11reb+1ast, C.Ware 27+2reb+6ast, C.Goulding 21+3reb+3ast, D.Andersen 7+6reb+3ast, D.Barlow 5+3reb+3ast, T.Wesley 4+1reb+1ast
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Hawks - Bullets 106-79

Fourth ranked Illawarra Hawks (15-13) crushed at home 8th ranked Bullets (10-18) by 27 points 106-79, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Illawarra Hawks. Bullets was better in fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Strangely Bullets outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 39-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) helped adding 22 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 18 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and the former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Illawarra Hawks moved-up to second place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Newly promoted Bullets stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Hawks: O.Forman 26+1reb, R.Clarke 24+5reb+6ast, A.James Ogilvy 22+6reb+1ast, R.Martin 9+1reb+6ast, N.Kay 6+7reb+1ast, T.Coenraad 5+3ast
Bullets: T.Craig 30+18reb+2ast, T.Jervis 14+6reb+3ast, J.Kendle 11+5reb+2ast, S.Bruce 7+3reb+1ast, M.Young 6+5reb, D.Kickert 4+2ast
gschID: 487540


36ers - Taipans 89-98

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-11) in Findon on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Cairns Taipans (15-13) 98-89. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 55-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cairns Taipans made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Cairns Taipans 42-28 including 19 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points (made all of his eight free throws). International swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) helped adding 16 points and 5 assists. Five Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-13 record having just two points less than leader 36ers, which they share with Hawks and Wildcats. Adelaide 36ers lost fifth consecutive game. They still keep top position with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Taipans: T.Trice 18+3reb+2ast, J.Weeks 16+2reb+4ast, C.Gliddon 16+1reb+5ast, S.Weigh 14+3reb, M.Worthington 12+5reb+2ast, N.Egwu 8+4reb+3ast
36ers: J.Randle 24+5reb+3ast, M.Creek 16+9reb+2ast, D.Johnson 13+4reb+2ast, M.Deng 8+5reb, N.Sobey 6+1reb+7ast, M.Hodgson 6+5reb
gschID: 487541


Wildcats - Kings 101-74

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Kings (13-15) were crushed on the road by fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (15-13) 101-74 on Friday. The game without a history. Perth Wildcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Kings' players. It was a great evening for American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 6 assists. His fellow American import guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 21 points. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and the former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) scored 15 points. 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. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks and Taipans. Kings lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: C.Prather 29+4reb+6ast, B.Cotton 21+4reb+3ast, S.Redhage 11, D.Martin 10+5reb+2ast, J.Wagstaff 8+1reb+1ast, J.McKay 7+6reb+3ast
Kings: B.Newley 19+2reb+2ast, J.Cadee 15+4reb+3ast, G.Whittington 13+8reb+1ast, K.Lisch 9+2reb+3ast, C.Moller 6+5reb, J.Powell 4+3reb
gschID: 487538


Breakers - United 88-70

The game in Auckland was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked United (13-15) played at the court of seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (14-14). New Zealand Breakers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-70. United was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by United's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) answered with 23 points and the other American import power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for United. United's coach Dean Demopoulos rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. New Zealand Breakers moved-up to fifth place. United at the other side keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Dillard 16+5reb+8ast, K.Penney 15+7reb+2ast, F.Delany 13+9reb, S.Ili 12+5reb+1ast, A.Pledger 12+6reb+2ast, P.Carter 10+5reb
United: C.Ware 23+3reb+1ast, D.Andersen 10+7reb+1ast, J.Boone 10+13reb, T.Blanchfield 7+4reb, T.Wesley 6+2reb+1ast, C.Goulding 6+2reb
gschID: 487539


Taipans - 36ers 89-85

The game between Top Four teams took place in Cairns. Second ranked host Cairns Taipans (15-13) defeated leader Adelaide 36ers (17-11) 89-85. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Adelaide 36ers were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of Cairns Taipans, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Cairns Taipans forced 19 Adelaide 36ers turnovers. Strangely Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Cairns Taipans 44-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) fired 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. International swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 16 points. Four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. Guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) produced 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) added 9 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-13 record having just two points less than leader 36ers, which they share with Hawks and Wildcats. Adelaide 36ers lost fifth consecutive game. They still keep top position with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Gliddon 16+2reb+2ast, T.Trice 15+4reb+5ast, M.McCarron 12+5reb, N.Egwu 12+5reb, J.Weeks 8+1reb+2ast, A.Loughton 8+1ast
36ers: A.Drmic 17+2reb+1ast, N.Sobey 16+5reb+6ast, M.Hodgson 12+5reb, M.Creek 9+12reb+2ast, D.Johnson 7+7reb+1ast, B.Teys 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 487537





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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 16-3 
 2. Gmunden 15-6 
 3. Kapfenberg 12-9 
 4. Wels 10-9 
 5. Furstenfeld 10-11 
 6. Vienna 9-10 
 7. Arkadia 9-11 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-15 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 12: Oberwart - Klosterneuburg 84-68
Feb. 12: Wels - Kapfenberg 68-86
Feb. 12: Furstenfeld - Gmunden 68-74
Feb. 12: Vienna - Arkadia


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 12-2 
 2. Rocks 11-3 
 3. Lions 10-4 
 4. Dragons 9-5 
 5. Raiders 9-5 
 6. Timberwolves 7-8 
 7. BBU S. 6-8 
 8. KOS 6-8 
 9. Flames 5-9 
 10. Warriors 3-11 
 11. Piraten 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 12: Raiders - Dragons 77-74
Feb. 12: Flames - KOS 77-71
Feb. 12: Timberwolves - Rocks 75-79
Feb. 11: Piraten - Warriors 55-81


2.Bundesliga Round 16: Raiders beat UBC St. Polten by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 16 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in Villach. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers UBC St. Polten (9-5) to fifth ranked Raiders (9-5) 77-74 in the game for the fourth place. UBC St. Polten cut a 14-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Raiders moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Dragons. Raiders is looking forward to face higher ranked Lions (#3) in Dornbirn in the next round and it may be the game of the week. UBC St. Polten will play on the road against BBU S. in Salzburg and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to tenth ranked Warriors (3-11) 81-55. Newly promoted Warriors maintains tenth position with 3-11 record. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Warriors will play against league's leader Mustangs in Mistelbach in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Worthersee Piraten will play on the road against the league's second-placed Rocks (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Vienna was also quite interesting. Second ranked Rocks (11-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Timberwolves (7-8). Rocks managed to secure a 4-point victory 79-75 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Timberwolves. Rocks maintains second position with 11-3 record behind leader Mustangs. Loser Timberwolves keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Rocks will meet at home bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Timberwolves will play against KOS (#8) in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 16 KOS were beaten by Flames on the road 77-71.

Flames - Kosovo 77-71

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Flames (5-9) beat 7th ranked KOS (6-8) in Wien 77-71 on Sunday. KOS trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 24-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-77 at the end of the game. Flames have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 5-9 record. Loser KOS keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with BBU S.. Flames will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KOS will play against Timberwolves (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495175


Raiders - Dragons 77-74

The most exciting game of round 16 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in Villach. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers UBC St. Polten (9-5) to fifth ranked Raiders (9-5) 77-74 in the game for the fourth place. UBC St. Polten cut a 14-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Raiders moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Dragons. Raiders is looking forward to face higher ranked Lions (#3) in Dornbirn in the next round and it may be the game of the week. UBC St. Polten will play on the road against BBU S. in Salzburg and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 495173


Timberwolves - Rocks 75-79

The game in Vienna was also quite interesting. Second ranked Rocks (11-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Timberwolves (7-8). Rocks managed to secure a 4-point victory 79-75 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Timberwolves. Rocks maintains second position with 11-3 record behind leader Mustangs. Loser Timberwolves keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Rocks will meet at home bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Timberwolves will play against KOS (#8) in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495174


Piraten - Warriors 55-81

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to tenth ranked Warriors (3-11) 81-55. The game without a history. Warriors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Newly promoted Warriors maintains tenth position with 3-11 record. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Warriors will play against league's leader Mustangs in Mistelbach in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Worthersee Piraten will play on the road against the league's second-placed Rocks (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
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Standings

NPBA Standings
 1. Giants 11-2 
 2. Regulators 11-2 
 3. Stingers 9-4 
 4. Shockers 9-5 
 5. Cybots 9-5 
 6. Bahamas Univ. 6-3 
 7. Rockets 6-7 
 8. Pirates 6-8 
 9. Pros 2-9 
 10. Legends 1-7 
 11. Cleaners 1-8 
 12. Rebels 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 11: Stingers - Rebels 70-59
Feb. 13: Rockets - Legends
Feb. 13: Bahamas Univ. - Pros
Feb. 15: Cleaners - Pirates
Feb. 17: Stingers - Legends
Feb. 17: Bahamas Univ. - Rebels


Bahamas NPBA round 13 best performance: Domonique Fernander - by Eurobasket News

American Domonique Fernander put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Pirates, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The player had a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds, while his team edged out Rebels (#12, 1-12) 93-89. Pirates maintains the 8th position in Bahamas NPBA. Pirates is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-8 record. Fernander turned to be Pirates' top player in his first season with the team. Former Hobart College star has very solid stats this year. Fernander is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 12.1rpg) and averages impressive 51.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Salathiel Dean of Shockers. Dean had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Shockers lost that game 78-83 to Cybots (9-5). Shockers managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team's 9-5 record is not bad at all. Dean is one of the most experienced players at Shockers and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#7). He also registered 10.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Rashard Williams (183-PG) of Rebels (#12). Williams scored 26 points and passed six assists. Despite Williams' great performance Rebels lost 89-93 to the higher-ranked Pirates (#8, 6-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Rebels can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-12 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Williams he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Williams has individually a great season in Bahamas. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 4.1rpg (7th best) and assists with 6.1apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Livingston Munnings (C) of Cybots - 16 points and 15 rebounds
5. Livingston Munnings (C) of Cybots - 25 points and 8 rebounds
6. Herbert Knowles) of Cleaners - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Ernest Saunders (188-G) of Cybots - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ishad Cornish) of Shockers - 14 points and 15 rebounds
9. Rashad Woodside) of Cleaners - 15 points, 7 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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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.18.9 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.17.9 
 5. Aladko, Vitebsk17.9 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.7 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.1 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prine.15.8 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.5 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.3 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.0 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 5. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.8 
 6. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 7. Chumakov, Prine.7.8 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.7 
 9. Pishcheyko, Vitebsk7.4 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.0 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.1 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.7 
 6. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk4.4 
 8. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-934.3 
 10. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.6 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.0 
 7. Chumakov, Grodn.2.0 
 8. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Maksim Liutych claims Belarusian Premier League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) had a very impressive game in the last round for Tsmoki II and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 19-year old forward had a double-double of 15 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed Brest (#8, 4-18) with 16-point margin 93-77. Tsmoki II maintains the 3rd position in Belarusian Premier League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tsmoki II will need more victories to improve their 15-7 record. It's Liutych's second year at Tsmoki II and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Liutych has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 53.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young point guard Ivan Aladko (193-PG-95) of Vitebsk. Aladko impressed basketball fans with 23 points and 3 rebounds. Of course he led Vitebsk to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Prinemanye (#7, 5-19) 89-55. This victory allowed Vitebsk to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 14-10 record is not bad at all. Aladko is a newcomer at Vitebsk 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 17.6ppg (#5). He also recorded 4.3 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was international guard Artem Malkov (185-PG-88) of second-ranked COR-Borisfen. Malkov showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of COR-Borisfen, leading his team to a 82-69 easy win against the lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 14-10). Many experts and fans count COR-Borisfen as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 20 victories and only two lost games. Malkov has a very solid season. In 21 games in Belarus he scored 10.3ppg. He also has 3.4apg, FGP: 52.4% and 3PT: 43.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Genadziy Zahar (200-SF-92) of Impuls BGUIR - 18 points and 13 rebounds
5. Yuri Mishukov (205-C-85) of Grodno-93 - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Alexander Kharkevich (186-G-86) of COR-Borisfen - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-PG-93) of GOCOR-Sozh - 22 points and 5 rebounds
8. Dmitriy Chumakov (203-F-93) of Prinemanye - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ivan Kaliayev (200-F-87) of Grodno-93 - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Andrei Navoichyk (200-F-91) of Grodno-93 - 13 points, 6 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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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.9 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Simpson, Liege16.2 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar16.2 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.7 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven15.5 
 7. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 8. Ware, Antwerp14.5 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.4 
 10. Billbury, Leuven14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.1 
 2. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 3. Ware, Antwerp6.8 
 4. Simmons, Brussels6.7 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .6.6 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.2 
 9. Dowe, Brussels5.7 
 10. Badji, Kangoeroes5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.2 
 3. Loubry, Brussels5.1 
 4. Channels, Kango.5.1 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.3 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.3 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.0 
 8. Clark, Antwerp3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.9 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.7 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Billbury, Leuven1.5 
 5. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 6. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 9. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 10. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 3. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 4. Fusek, Spirou1.0 
 5. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 6. Fields, Liege0.9 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Blair, Aalstar0.7 


Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Gent Hawks 16-3 
 2. Waregem 15-5 
 3. Oxaco 14-6 
 4. Gembo BBC 14-6 
 5. Houthalen 11-9 
 6. Soba 11-9 
 7. Giants B 9-11 
 8. Royal Brussels 9-11 
 9. Melsele 8-12 
 10. Ieper 8-12 
 11. Ninane 7-12 
 12. RPC Anderlecht 6-13 
 13. Ekeren 5-14 
 14. Gistel Oostende 5-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 11: RPC Anderlecht - Giants B 93-68
Feb. 11: Gent Hawks - Oxaco 85-82
Feb. 12: Soba - Melsele 73-71
Feb. 11: Ekeren - Houthalen 72-66
Feb. 12: Gistel Oostende - Royal Brussels 71-63
Feb. 12: Gembo BBC - Ninane 65-89
Feb. 11: Ieper - Waregem 62-61

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 17: Ninane - Ieper
Feb. 17: Giants B - Soba
Feb. 18: Waregem - Gistel Oostende
Feb. 18: Oxaco - RPC Anderlecht
Feb. 18: Melsele - Ekeren
Feb. 19: Houthalen - Gent Hawks
Feb. 19: Royal Brussels - Gembo BBC


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels19.5 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.3 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane18.5 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.5 
 5. Van Hoey, Oxaco17.2 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.7 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Guillemyn, Waregem16.2 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen15.8 
 10. Hilliman, Melsele15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.7 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.4 
 4. Moris, Royal Brussels8.1 
 5. Fall, Ieper8.1 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.2 
 7. Gorremans, Soba6.9 
 8. Vermeersch, Gembo B.6.9 
 9. De Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 10. Van Herzeele, Eke.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.8 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.7 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.4 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.3.9 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Snyers, Houthalen3.2 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 8. Maesen, Houthalen3.0 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.2.8 
 10. Pegg, Oxaco2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.2 
 2. Benzouien, Royal B.2.0 
 3. Goethaert, Gembo B.1.9 
 4. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.7 
 5. Van den Bran., Eke.1.6 
 6. Riahi, RPC A.1.6 
 7. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 9. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
 10. Hilliman, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.1 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.0 
 4. Dierickx, Ieper0.8 
 5. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 6. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 7. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 8. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 10. Van den Berg., Gent H.0.6 


Euromillions League Round 19: Antwerp Giants lose to Kangoeroes - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Antwerp Giants (12-7) and eighth ranked Kangoeroes (9-10) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Antwerp Giants were defeated by Kangoeroes in a tough game in Antwerp 83-88. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Dennis Donkor (193-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 26 points for the winners. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) answered with 27 points (made all of his eight free throws) for Antwerp Giants. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kangoeroes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Limburg United. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Kangoeroes is looking forward to face higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Antwerp Giants will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Jemappes and are hoping to win this game.
Euromillions League top team - Oostende (15-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-11) 82-66. It was a great evening for international forward Vincent Kesteloot (201-95, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. Khalid Boukichou helped adding 12 points. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American swingman JJ Mann (198-91, college: Belmont) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Oostende have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-4 record. Belfius Mons-Hainaut lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between seventh ranked Limburg United (9-10) and 9th ranked Leuven Bears (6-13) in Limburg on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Limburg United beat guests from Leuven 91-73. It was a quality performance for Seth Tuttle who led the winners and scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Korey Billbury came up with 28 points and 4 steals for Leuven Bears in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Limburg United have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kangoeroes. Loser Leuven Bears keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Limburg United will meet bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against the league's leader Oostende and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 19 bottom-ranked Liege were beaten by Spirou on the road 80-74. Aalstar lost to Brussels on its own court 82-90.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Idris Lasisi of Mons-Hainaut.

Oostende - Mons-Hainaut 82-66

Euromillions League top team - Oostende (15-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-11) 82-66. Oostende players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a great evening for international forward Vincent Kesteloot (201-95, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 12 points. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American swingman JJ Mann (198-91, college: Belmont) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Idris Lasisi (188-88, college: Whitworth) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Oostende have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-4 record. Belfius Mons-Hainaut lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Oostende: J.Mwema 13+3reb, K.Boukichou 12+3reb+2ast, V.Kesteloot 12+5reb+1ast, P.Gillet 9+4reb, D.Djordjevic 8+6ast, D.Newbill 8+2ast
Mons-Hainaut: J.Mann 18+8reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 14+5reb+5ast, L.Bosco 9+2reb+3ast, T.Demps 7+1reb, A.Olah 7+1reb, A.Gorgemans 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 478785


Antwerp - Kangoeroes 83-88

The game between second ranked Antwerp Giants (12-7) and eighth ranked Kangoeroes (9-10) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Antwerp Giants were defeated by Kangoeroes in a tough game in Antwerp 83-88. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Dennis Donkor (193-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 26 points for the winners. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) answered with 27 points (made all of his eight free throws) and the other American import forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Antwerp Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kangoeroes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Limburg United. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Kangoeroes is looking forward to face higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Antwerp Giants will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Jemappes and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kangoeroes: D.Donkor 26+1reb+1ast, W.Channels 18+1reb+3ast, P.Badji 17+12reb+1ast, A.Chada 17+4reb+2ast, I.Williams 5+2reb+2ast, R.Oveneke 3+4reb
Antwerp: J.Clark 27+2reb+2ast, R.Anderson 21+8reb, G.Ware 12+7reb+3ast, D.Conger 10+1reb, M.Smith 7+5reb+2ast, C.Hawkins 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 478784


Spirou - Liege 80-74

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-8) beat at home bottom-ranked Liege Basket (6-14) 80-74 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Spirou Charleroi dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Liege Basket's 18. They outrebounded Liege Basket 33-19 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for the former international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87, agency: Promotex) who led the winners and scored 31 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-89) accounted for 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Spirou Charleroi's coach Fulvio Bastianini used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Vincent Simpson (185-88, college: Hampton, agency: Promotex) came up with 26 points and 4 assists and center Boris Penninck (202-88, agency: Promotex) added 17 points respectively for Liege Basket in the defeat. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-8 record having four points less than leader Oostende. Liege Basket lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Spirou Charleroi will meet Basic-Fit Brussels (#4) on the road in the next round. Liege Basket will play against Limburg United (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Spirou: N.Marnegrave 31+4reb+4ast, D.Richardson 11+3reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 10+5reb+2ast, J.Shepherd 6+3reb+2ast, I.Radenovic 6+4reb+3ast, L.Schwartz 5+1reb+3ast
Liege: V.Simpson 26+1reb+4ast, B.Penninck 17+3reb, D.Sweetney 12+3reb+3ast, Y.Hertay 7+4reb+6ast, L.Giancaterino 5+1ast, L.Hazard 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 478782


Aalstar - Brussels 82-90

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 4th placed Okapi Aalstar (10-10) lost at home to fifth ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (10-9) 90-82 on Friday. Basic-Fit Brussels made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Basic-Fit Brussels players scored in double figures. Basic-Fit Brussels' coach Serge Crevecoeur used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Pensack Sports) came up with 29 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) and American swingman Quincy Taylor (194-82, college: UAB, agency: Diamond Sports) added 16 points respectively for Okapi Aalstar in the defeat. Basic-Fit Brussels moved-up to fourth place. Loser Okapi Aalstar dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels will meet at home higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okapi Aalstar will play against Kangoeroes in Willebroek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brussels: T.Bray 18, B.Ubel 15+8reb+3ast, M.Depuydt 13+3reb+1ast, C.Dowe 13+5reb, A.Lichodzijewski 11+2reb+2ast, J.Simmons 10+6reb+1ast
Aalstar: J.Tofi 29+8reb+1ast, Q.Taylor 16+2reb+3ast, O.Troisfontaines 13+3reb+2ast, N.El Khounchar 7+2reb+4ast, B.Amis 6+7reb, S.Geukens 4+1reb
gschID: 478783


Limburg United - Leuven 91-73

The game between seventh ranked Limburg United (9-10) and 9th ranked Leuven Bears (6-13) in Limburg on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Limburg United beat guests from Leuven 91-73. Limburg United made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a quality performance for American forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) who led the winners and scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Jordan Swing (198-90, college: UAB) accounted for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Five Limburg United players scored in double figures. American guard Korey Billbury (193-93, college: VCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates) came up with 28 points and 4 steals and center Ismael Bako (208-95) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Leuven Bears in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Limburg United have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kangoeroes. Loser Leuven Bears keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Limburg United will meet bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against the league's leader Oostende and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: B.Simons 15+2reb, S.Tuttle 14+6reb+6ast, D.Jansen 13+4reb+2ast, J.Swing 12+5reb+4ast, A.Lodwick 11+6reb+1ast, J.Anderson 11+1reb+7ast
Leuven: K.Billbury 28+4reb+1ast, I.Bako 15+6reb, J.Delalieux 9+7reb, C.Miller-McIntyre 8+3reb+4ast, O.Samhan 6+6reb+1ast, T.Setty 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 478781





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  BELIZE  

Standings

NEBL Standings
 1. San Pedro T. 4-0 
 2. Orange Walk RR 2-1 
 3. Smart Belize H. 2-2 
 4. Belmopan B. 2-2 
 5. Cayo Western B. 2-2 
 6. Dangriga W. 1-2 
 7. Belize City NL 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 11: Cayo Western B. - Belize City NL 63-56
Feb. 10: Smart Belize H. - Dangriga W. 62-60
Feb. 10: Orange Walk RR - Belmopan B. 52-46

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 18: Belize City NL - Smart Belize H.
Feb. 17: Dangriga W. - San Pedro T.


NEBL Round 4: Smart Belize H. beat Dangriga W. by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 4 in the NEBL took place in Belize City. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd ranked Dangriga W. (1-2) to fifth ranked Smart Belize H. (2-2) 62-60 on Friday evening. Dangriga W. trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 23-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 60-62 at the end of the game. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Belmopan B. and Cayo Western B. Dangriga W. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Smart Belize H.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Belize City to the arena Belize City NL.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Belmopan B. (2-2) against fourth ranked Orange Walk RR (2-1) on Friday night. Visiting Belmopan B. was defeated by Orange Walk RR in a tough game on the road 46-52. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Orange Walk RR moved-up to second place. Belmopan B. at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Cayo Western B. and Smart Belize H.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Belize City NL is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Cayo Western B. (2-2) 63-56 on Saturday evening. Cayo Western B. moved-up to third place, which they share with Belmopan B. and Smart Belize H. Loser Belize City NL still closes the standings with four games lost. Cayo Western B. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Belize City NL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Belize City Smart Belize H..

Cayo Western B. - Belize City NL 63-56

Bottom-ranked Belize City NL is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Cayo Western B. (2-2) 63-56 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cayo Western B. moved-up to third place, which they share with Belmopan B. and Smart Belize H. Loser Belize City NL still closes the standings with four games lost. Cayo Western B. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Belize City NL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Belize City Smart Belize H..
gschID: 535896


Orange Walk RR - Belmopan B. 52-46

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Belmopan B. (2-2) against fourth ranked Orange Walk RR (2-1) on Friday night. Visiting Belmopan B. was defeated by Orange Walk RR in a tough game on the road 46-52. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Orange Walk RR moved-up to second place. Belmopan B. at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Cayo Western B. and Smart Belize H.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 535958


Smart Belize H. - Dangriga W. 62-60

The most exciting game of round 4 in the NEBL took place in Belize City. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd ranked Dangriga W. (1-2) to fifth ranked Smart Belize H. (2-2) 62-60 on Friday evening. Dangriga W. trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 23-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 60-62 at the end of the game. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Belmopan B. and Cayo Western B. Dangriga W. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Smart Belize H.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Belize City to the arena Belize City NL.
gschID: 535895





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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Bosna-Royal 11-3 
 2. Zrinjski HT 10-4 
 3. Spars Sarajevo 9-6 
 4. Kakanj 8-6 
 5. Sloboda Tuzla 8-6 
 6. Leotar 6-8 
 7. Siroki Primorka 6-9 
 8. Gradjanski 5-9 
 9. Mladost 5-10 
 10. Bosnjak 4-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 11: Spars Sarajevo - Siroki Primorka 91-63
Feb. 11: Bosna-Royal - Bosnjak 87-79
Feb. 11: Leotar - Kakanj 82-80
Feb. 11: Gradjanski - Sloboda Tuzla 78-71
Feb. 11: Mladost - Zrinjski HT 73-77

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 25: Kakanj - Mladost
Feb. 25: Zrinjski HT - Spars Sarajevo
Feb. 25: Bosnjak - Gradjanski
Feb. 25: Sloboda Tuzla - Leotar
Feb. 25: Siroki Primorka - Bosna-Royal



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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.20.0 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros19.8 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo19.3 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi19.3 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia18.3 
 8. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 9. Anthony, Macae18.2 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.7 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.3 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.6 
 6. Maynard, Minas7.3 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.2 
 8. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.9 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia6.8 
 10. Holloway, Pinheiros6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.6 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Garcia, Bauru5.6 
 4. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria5.5 
 6. Borges, Franca5.2 
 7. Rodgers, Minas5.1 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.1 
 9. Freitas, Campo M.4.9 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.1 
 2. Rodgers, Minas2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense1.9 
 4. Curnell, Mogi1.8 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria1.7 
 6. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.7 
 7. de Oliveira, Mogi1.7 
 8. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 9. Jackson, Vasco D.1.6 
 10. Taylor, Mogi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Pinheiros
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.1 
 3. Rollins, Flamengo1.0 
 4. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.8 
 5. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 7. Camilo, Macae0.7 
 8. Gruber, B.Cearense0.6 
 9. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 10. Coimbra, Vitoria0.6 


Santos/Macapa adds Machado to their roster - by Paulo Freire

Santos Basquete/Macapa (Liga Ouro) added to their roster experienced 34-year old center Adriano Machado (208-100kg-83). He played recently at L.Sorocaba in the NBB, but left the team earlier this month. NBB was a little too high level for him, where in 17 games he recorded just 1.6ppg this season. Liga Ouro will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last summer Machado played at Angra (Carioca).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2009. Machado was also voted Latinbasket.com Brazilian League All-Defensive Team back in 2010.
He was a member of Brazilian U18 National Team in 2000.
Machado is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Machado tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Chile (Colo Colo and Boston College), Lebanon (Blue Stars), Mexico and Brazil (Minas, Universo/Salvador, Automovel CF/Fluminense, Jacarei and SKY/Basquete).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.6 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 4. Ivanov, Levski19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.5 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.9 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.1 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski15.8 
 10. Savic, Spartak .15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.3 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.3 
 4. Savic, Spartak .9.1 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.9 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol8.8 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.5 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.5.9 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.7 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.7 
 7. Aleksiev, Beroe4.6 
 8. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.5 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.0 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.3 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 4. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 5. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Shelton, Rilski1.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.8 
 10. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.3 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Shelton, Rilski1.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.9 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.9 
 8. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 10. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 


Standings A2

Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 3-0 
 2. UE Varna 2-1 
 3. Levski 2014-2 2-1 
 4. Rilski 2 1-2 
 5. Chavdar 1-2 
 6. Vidabasket 0-3 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 3-0 
 2. Shumen 2-1 
 3. Dunav 2016 2-1 
 4. Akademik Varna 1-2 
 5. Dolphin 1-2 
 6. CSKA 0-3 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Places 1-6

Feb. 12: UE Varna - Vidabasket 88-72
Feb. 12: Levski 2014-2 - Chavdar 83-69
Feb. 12: Rilski 2 - Akademik Sofia 59-75

Places 7-12

Feb. 12: Cherno More 2 - Akademik Varna 86-76
Feb. 12: CSKA - Shumen 59-69
Feb. 12: Dolphin - Dunav 2016 105-103

Second Stage: Round 4

Places 1-6

Feb. 26: Akademik Sofia - Levski 2014-2
Feb. 26: Vidabasket - Rilski 2
Feb. 26: Chavdar - UE Varna

Places 7-12

Feb. 26: Akademik Varna - CSKA
Feb. 26: Dunav 2016 - Cherno More 2
Feb. 26: Shumen - Dolphin


Division A Round 3 (Second Stage): Dunav 2016 loses to Dolphin - by Eurobasket News

Dunav 2016 (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of Dolphin on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Dolphin 105-103. Dolphin are looking forward to face Shumen (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dunav 2016 will play against Cherno More 2 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Sofia. Levski 2014-2 faced Chavdar. Host Levski 2014-2 (2-1) defeated guests from Troyan (1-2) 83-69. Levski 2014-2's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Akademik Sofia.
Akademik Sofia delivered the third consecutive win on Sunday night. This time they beat Rilski 2 (1-2) 75-59 in Samokov. Akademik Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Levski 2014-2.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Varna: Cherno More 2 (#7) and Akademik Varna (#10). Cherno More 2 (3-0) won against visiting Akademik Varna (1-2) 86-76. Cherno More 2's next round opponent will be Dunav 2016 (#9) in Ruse. Akademik Varna will play against CSKA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 3 In A winless Vidabasket was defeated by UE Varna in a road game 88-72. Winless CSKA was beaten by Shumen at home 59-69.

Places 1-6
Rilski 2 - Akademik Sofia 59-75

Akademik Sofia delivered the third consecutive win on Sunday night. This time they beat Rilski 2 (1-2) 75-59 in Samokov. Akademik Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Levski 2014-2.
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Levski 2014-2 - Chavdar 83-69

An exciting game was played in Sofia. Levski 2014-2 faced Chavdar. Host Levski 2014-2 (2-1) defeated guests from Troyan (1-2) 83-69. It looked good early as Chavdar took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Levski 2014-2 had a 29-16 second period charge getting the lead and Chavdar was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-83. Levski 2014-2's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Akademik Sofia.


UE Varna - Vidabasket 88-72

There was no surprise when Vidabasket (0-3) was defeated on the road by UE Varna (2-1) 88-72. The game without a history. UE Varna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. UE Varna's next round opponent will be Chavdar (#5) in Troyan. Vidabasket will play at home against Rilski 2 and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Places 7-12
Cherno More 2 - Akademik Varna 86-76

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Varna: Cherno More 2 (#7) and Akademik Varna (#10). Cherno More 2 (3-0) won against visiting Akademik Varna (1-2) 86-76. The game without a history. Cherno More 2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cherno More 2's next round opponent will be Dunav 2016 (#9) in Ruse. Akademik Varna will play against CSKA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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CSKA - Shumen 59-69

No shocking result in a game when Shumen (2-1) defeated on the road CSKA (0-3) 69-59. It looked good early as CSKA took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Shumen had a 32-15 second period charge getting the lead and CSKA was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 59-69. Shumen's next round opponent will be Dolphin (#11) at home. CSKA will play against Akademik Varna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 534056


Dolphin - Dunav 2016 105-103

Dunav 2016 (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of Dolphin on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Dolphin 105-103. Dolphin are looking forward to face Shumen (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dunav 2016 will play against Cherno More 2 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534057





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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 13-4 
 2. UNB 12-6 
 3. St.Mary's 11-6 
 4. Memorial 11-7 
 5. Acadia 8-8 
 6. St.Francis X. 8-9 
 7. UPEI 5-12 
 8. Cape Breton 0-16 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. UFV 11-9 
 2. Mount Royal 8-12 
 3. TRU 8-12 
 4. MacEwan 7-13 
 5. UNBC 4-16 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-18 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 19-1 
 2. Calgary 16-4 
 3. Alberta 14-6 
 4. Saskatchewan 14-6 
 5. Lethbridge 13-7 
 6. Manitoba 12-8 
 7. Winnipeg 12-8 
 8. Brandon 9-11 
 9. Victoria 9-11 
 10. Regina 9-11 
 11. TWU 3-20 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 12-4 
 2. McMaster 8-9 
 3. Lakehead 5-12 
 4. Guelph 5-13 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 16-1 
 2. Toronto 11-6 
 3. Queen's 6-12 
 4. York 4-13 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 16-0 
 2. Ottawa 15-2 
 3. Nipissing 9-9 
 4. Laurentian 8-10 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 9-9 
 2. Laurier 8-11 
 3. Waterloo 6-11 
 4. Western 6-12 
 5. Algoma 4-14 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 10-3 
 2. Concordia 9-4 
 3. UQAM 7-7 
 4. Laval 5-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 12: Memorial - UPEI 97-90
Feb. 12: Alberta - Lethbridge 94-96
Feb. 12: UNB - St.Francis X. 91-82

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 15: Brock - Western
Feb. 15: McMaster - Windsor
Feb. 16: McGill - Concordia
Feb. 17: Cape Breton - UNB
Feb. 17: St.Mary's - Dalhousie
Feb. 17: St.Francis X. - Acadia
Feb. 17: Laurentian - Algoma
Feb. 17: Ryerson - Carleton
Feb. 17: York - Queen's
Feb. 17: Toronto - Ottawa
Feb. 17: Waterloo - Lakehead
Feb. 17: UQAM - Laval
Feb. 18: Brock - Windsor
Feb. 18: McMaster - Western
Feb. 18: Bishop's - McGill
Feb. 18: Acadia - Dalhousie
Feb. 18: Ryerson - Ottawa
Feb. 18: Laurier - Lakehead
Feb. 18: Toronto - Carleton
Feb. 18: Nipissing - Algoma
Feb. 18: Waterloo - Guelph
Feb. 19: Cape Breton - UPEI


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Morgan, UBC23.1 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.8 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.7 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.4 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.3 
 7. Bercy, St.Franc.20.3 
 8. Scott, UPEI20.3 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 10. Nissen, Acadia19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Dut, UPEI11.8 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.0 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 5. Nissen, Acadia10.0 
 6. Elgadi, Brock9.9 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 8. Graham, Queen''s9.5 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 10. Layton, Mount R.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.3 
 4. Miller, Acadia4.9 
 5. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.8 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.5 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.4 
 9. Farkic, Western4.4 
 10. Boney, McMaster4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Jenkins, Western3.1 
 4. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 5. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 7. Mata, Dalhousie2.3 
 8. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
 9. Dulay, UFV2.2 
 10. Masters, UNB2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.1 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.9 
 4. Paul, Brandon1.8 
 5. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 6. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 7. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 8. Elgadi, Brock1.5 
 9. Nissen, Acadia1.5 
 10. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 29-6 
 2. Xinjiang FT 29-6 
 3. Liaoning H. 27-8 
 4. Guangdong ST 27-8 
 5. Guangsha L. 27-8 
 6. Shenzhen L. 23-13 
 7. Shandong FB 21-14 
 8. Sichuan BW 20-15 
 9. Beijing D. 19-16 
 10. Jiangsu D. 19-16 
 11. TianJin S. 18-18 
 12. Qingdao E. 15-20 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 14-21 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-23 
 15. Fujian QB 11-24 
 16. Zhejiang CB 10-25 
 17. North Control B. 9-26 
 18. Jiangsu TX 8-27 
 19. Guangzhou 7-28 
 20. Bayi R. 6-29 

Regular Season: Round 35

Feb. 12: Guangsha L. - Shenzhen L. 97-90
Feb. 12: Zhejiang CB - Guangdong ST 93-108
Feb. 12: Beijing D. - Liaoning H. 84-98
Feb. 12: Bayi R. - Sichuan BW 72-96
Feb. 12: North Control B. - Jilin NE T. 124-118
Feb. 12: Shandong FB - Fujian QB 124-113
Feb. 12: Guangzhou - Jiangsu TX 109-102
Feb. 12: TianJin S. - Shanghai S. 102-113
Feb. 12: Qingdao E. - Xinjiang FT 102-110
Feb. 12: Jiangsu D. - Shanxi Zh. 100-95

Regular Season: Round 36

Feb. 15: Guangdong ST - Jiangsu TX
Feb. 15: Bayi R. - Xinjiang FT
Feb. 15: Qingdao E. - Shanxi Zh.
Feb. 15: TianJin S. - Fujian QB
Feb. 15: Jiangsu D. - Guangzhou
Feb. 15: Jilin NE T. - Guangsha L.
Feb. 15: Sichuan BW - Shandong FB
Feb. 15: North Control B. - Liaoning H.
Feb. 15: Zhejiang CB - Shenzhen L.
Feb. 15: Shanghai S. - Beijing D.


Andray Blatche claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American-Filipino Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Xinjiang FT and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 31 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Shanxi Zh. (#13, 14-20) with 35-point margin 129-94. Xinjiang FT maintains the 2nd position in Chinese CBA. 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 28-6 record. In the team's last game Blatche had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Xinjiang FT, through which he has constantly improved. Andray Blatche averages this season 24.4ppg and 10.8rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American swingman D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Guangzhou. Kennedy impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 34 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists. It was enough for Guangzhou to edge the higher-ranked Zhejiang CB (#16, 10-24) by 2 points 114-112. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Guangzhou is still at the dead bottom 20th position. 28 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories Guangzhou managed to get this year. Kennedy is a newcomer at Guangzhou and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Willie Warren (193-PG-89) of Zhejiang CB (#16). Warren got into 30-points club by scoring 45 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . Despite Warren's great performance Zhejiang CB lost 112-114 to the lower-ranked Guangzhou (#20, 6-28). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Zhejiang CB can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 10-24 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Warren he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Warren has individually a great season in China. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.1apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Malcolm Thomas (206-F-88) of Jilin NE T. - 25 points and 19 rebounds
5. Courtney Fortson (180-PG-88) of Guangsha L. - 36 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) of Fujian QB - 30 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) of Qingdao E. - 37 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) of Shenzhen L. - 24 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) of TianJin S. - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists
10. MarShon Brooks (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu D. - 38 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  COLOMBIA  


Juan Palacios joins Tofas - by Eurobasket News

Tofas Bursa (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Colombian international power forward Juan Palacios (206-111kg-85). He is a dual citizen owning also Spanish passport. Palacios played most recently at Pinar Karsiyaka in the BSL, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 11 games he had 8.6ppg and 4.5rpg last season. Palacios also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg. He won Turkish League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Palacios was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Import Player of the Year back in 2014. He has been regularly called to Colombian Senior National Team since 2016.
Palacios is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Palacios tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in France (JSF Nanterre), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Gran Canaria, Vic and La Palma) and Colombia (Guerreros).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Jolly JBS 15-2 
 2. KK Split 14-3 
 3. Cibona 13-4 
 4. GKK Sibenik 13-4 
 5. Cedevita 12-4 
 6. Zadar 10-7 
 7. Vrij.Osijek 10-7 
 8. KK Zagreb 9-8 
 9. Zabok 5-11 
 10. Skrljevo 5-12 
 11. Alkar Sinj 4-13 
 12. H.Analitica 3-14 
 13. Gorica 2-13 
 14. Kvarner 2010 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 10: Cibona - Skrljevo 98-71
Feb. 10: Jolly JBS - KK Zagreb 96-79
Feb. 9: GKK Sibenik - H.Analitica 93-75
Feb. 12: KK Split - Zadar 91-94
Feb. 11: Zabok - Kvarner 2010 85-83
Feb. 11: Alkar Sinj - Vrij.Osijek 54-87

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 25: Zadar - Jolly JBS
Feb. 25: KK Zagreb - Zabok
Feb. 25: Kvarner 2010 - Cibona
Feb. 25: Skrljevo - Cedevita
Feb. 25: Gorica - Alkar Sinj
Feb. 25: Vrij.Osijek - GKK Sibenik
Feb. 25: H.Analitica - KK Split


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.4 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.2 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.8 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.0 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.7 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar6.9 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar5.9 
 10. Sakic, Cibona5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona9.3 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS6.9 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Kapusta, Zabok4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Babic, Zabok2.8 
 3. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 4. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 6. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 7. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 8. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 9. Mazalin, Zadar1.7 
 10. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.2 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 8. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 9. Zrnic, Zabok0.8 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.6 


Split lose first home game in overtime to Zadar - by Zeljko Zule

League-leading Split suffered their first fome loss of the season, 91-94 in overtime to Zadar in Croatian A1 League Round 17. Boris Barac (205-F-92) scored 16 points for Zadar, Kristijan Krajina (211-F-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's) came off the bench for 13 points, Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) added 12 points and Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) 11.
Split used an early 7-0 run to build a 12-5 lead and had their largest advantage of the night at 30-21 late in first quarter. Zadar responded with ten straight points to go up 31-30 and opened the second half with a 12-0 run for a 56-44 lead, their largest advantage. Split tied the game at 63-63 at the end of the third quarter and their last lead was at 73-70 with six minutes from the end of the regulation. Kristijan Krajina (211-F-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's) made a lay-up to make it 83-81 for Zadar with 12 seconds left. Split called a time-out to set up a play for their final possession and Damir Rancic (199-G-83) hit a game-tying jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Split lead only once in overtime, 85-84. At that point, Zadar went on a decisive 10-2 run. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) tallied a second-chance lay-up to make it 90-87. On the next possession, Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) grabbed an offensive rebound and was a fouled. He made both free throws to extend Zadar's lead to five. Split missed an open 3-pointer from the corner, Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) again grabbed the rebound, drew the foul and hit a pair of free throws.
Damir Rancic (199-G-83) led Split with 21 points, Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench for 18 points, Josip Jukic (207-F/C-96) scored 17 and Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) 14.



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Standings - LSB

LSB Standings
 1. Pinar del Rio 4-0 
 2. Villa Clara 4-0 
 3. Matanzas 3-1 
 4. Santiago 2-2 
 5. Camaguey 2-2 
 6. Capitalinos 1-3 
 7. Ciego de Avila 0-4 
 8. Guantanamo 0-4 


LSB Round 4: Tigres lose to Pinar in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Camaguey. 3rd ranked host Tigres (2-2) lost to top-ranked Pinar (4-0) 84-79. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Pinar forced 22 Tigres turnovers and outrebounded them 30-17. 25 personal fouls committed by Tigres helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) who added 18 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Vladimir Francis (185-83) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Pinar have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Villa Clara. Tigres at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Santiago. Pinar is looking forward to face league's second-placed Villa Clara in Santa Clara in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tigres will play against Guerreros and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Ciego (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to sixth ranked Santiago (2-2) 96-90. The winners were led by the former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-87) who scored that evening 32 points and 8 rebounds and Roigelis Ochoa supported him with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Even 24 points and 6 rebounds by guard Alfredo Hernandez (192-85) did not help to save the game for Ciego. Ciego's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Santiago moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Camaguey. Defending champion Ciego still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Guantanamo. Santiago will play against Capitalinos (#6) in La Habana in the next round. Ciego will play at home against Guantanamo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Guantanamo (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Guerreros (3-1) 90-49 on Sunday evening. Lazro Sanchez fired 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Elvis Pons produced 20 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Guerreros moved-up to third place. Loser Guantanamo still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Ciego de Avila. Guerreros will meet Tigres (#5) in the next round. Guantanamo will play against Ciego in Avila and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in La Habana was also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Villa Clara (4-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Capitalinos (1-3). Villa Clara defeated Capitalinos 105-95. It was a very good performance for Andy Boffil who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 4 steals. Capitalinos' coach Rainel Panfet tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Villa Clara have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pinar del Rio. Capitalinos at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Villa Clara's next round opponent will be league's leader Pinar in Rio and it will be for sure the game of the week. Capitalinos will play on the road against Santiago (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 8 rebounds by Neysser Coutin of Capitalinos.

Capitalinos - Villa Clara 95-105

The game in La Habana was also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Villa Clara (4-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Capitalinos (1-3). Villa Clara defeated Capitalinos 105-95. Villa Clara dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Capitalinos' 44. Villa Clara forced 22 Capitalinos turnovers. Strangely Capitalinos outrebounded Villa Clara 26-9. 34 personal fouls committed by Capitalinos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Andy Boffil (190-82) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 4 steals. Guard Neslier Abreu (187-93) contributed with 23 points and 5 steals for the winners. International forward Karel Guzman (188-95) replied with 22 points and Neysser Coutin (-96) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Capitalinos. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Capitalinos' coach Rainel Panfet tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Villa Clara have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pinar del Rio. Capitalinos at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Villa Clara's next round opponent will be league's leader Pinar in Rio and it will be for sure the game of the week. Capitalinos will play on the road against Santiago (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Capitalinos: K.Guzman 22+2reb+2ast, A.Ferran 17+3reb+1ast, R.Castillo 16+2reb+2ast, N.Coutin 14+8reb+2ast, D.Simon 11+4reb, H.Martinto 5+1reb
Villa Clara: A.Boffil 26+2ast, N.Abreu 23+1reb+3ast, M.Troyano 20+4ast, O.Perez 18+5reb, Y.Cubillas 14+3reb, M.Mons 2
gschID: 534675


Ciego de Avila - Santiago 90-96

Bottom-ranked Ciego (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to sixth ranked Santiago (2-2) 96-90. Santiago shot 28 for 43 from the free-throw line, while Ciego only scored seven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Ciego 37-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Ciego was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by the former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-87) who scored that evening 32 points and 8 rebounds and guard Roigelis Ochoa (190-93) supported him with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Even 24 points and 6 rebounds by guard Alfredo Hernandez (192-85) did not help to save the game for Ciego. Guard Dainier Martinez (184-96) added 19 points and 6 assists for lost side. Four Santiago and five Ciego players scored in double figures. Ciego's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Santiago moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Camaguey. Defending champion Ciego still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Guantanamo. Santiago will play against Capitalinos (#6) in La Habana in the next round. Ciego will play at home against Guantanamo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ciego de Avila: A.Hernandez 24+6reb, D.Martinez 19+1reb+6ast, L.Castillo 14+1reb+1ast, V.Reyes 10+9reb, D.Granados 10+2reb, E.Reyes 4+1reb+1ast
Santiago: E.Martinez 32+8reb, R.Ochoa 20+12reb, J.Heredia 20+3reb+3ast, R.Giron 10+2reb+3ast, E.Siria 8+8reb, E.Hechevarria 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 534674


Camaguey - Pinar del Rio 79-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Camaguey. 3rd ranked host Tigres (2-2) lost to top-ranked Pinar (4-0) 84-79. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Pinar forced 22 Tigres turnovers and outrebounded them 30-17. 25 personal fouls committed by Tigres helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) who added 18 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Vladimir Francis (185-83) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Angel Ibanez scored 13 points. Four Tigres players scored in double figures. Pinar have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Villa Clara. Tigres at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Santiago. Pinar is looking forward to face league's second-placed Villa Clara in Santa Clara in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tigres will play against Guerreros and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Camaguey: Y.Baldo 17+1reb, V.Francis 14+5reb+1ast, A.Ibanez 13+4reb+1ast, Y.Lopez 11+1reb+2ast, K.Cala 7+1reb, C.Villegas 6+1reb+3ast
Pinar del Rio: O.Oliva 33+4reb+4ast, Y.Monterrey 18+2reb+4ast, J.Martinez 8+3reb+1ast, D.Vazquez 8+7reb, Y.Suarez 8+5reb, E.Quintana 4+6reb
gschID: 534673


Matanzas - Guantanamo 90-49

Bottom-ranked Guantanamo (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Guerreros (3-1) 90-49 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Guerreros led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Guantanamo to just 7 points in first quarter. Guerreros dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Guantanamo's 30. Guerreros forced 20 Guantanamo turnovers. Lazro Sanchez fired 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Luis Curtiz chipped in 20 points, 5 assists and 8 steals. Four Guerreros players scored in double figures. Swingman Elvis Pons (194-83) produced 20 points and Lester Fuentes added 8 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Guerreros moved-up to third place. Loser Guantanamo still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Ciego de Avila. Guerreros will meet Tigres (#5) in the next round. Guantanamo will play against Ciego in Avila and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Guantanamo: E.Pons 20+3reb, L.Fuentes 8+4reb+3ast, D.Aymericte 7+1reb+1ast, Y.Mena 5+1reb+1ast, A.Matos 5+2reb, Y.Tito 2+7reb
Matanzas: L.Sanchez 20+6reb+3ast, L.Curtiz 20+5ast, J.Daudinot 19+5reb, J.Janes 10+6ast, L.Alberto Hernandez 8+2reb, Y.Guia 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 534672





Martinez's 44-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old forward Esteban Martinez (192-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Santiago and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 44 points adding seven rebounds for Santiago in his team's victory, helping them to beat Camaguey (#3, 2-1) 87-76. Santiago is placed at 6th position in Cuban league. Santiago is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. Martinez just recently signed at Santiago, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Martinez has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 37.0ppg and leads league in rebounds with 7.0rpg. Martinez is in league's top in assists (9th best: 0.3apg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 60.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Vanier Reyes (193-G-83) of Ciego de Avila. He is a guard in his 7th season at Ciego de Avila. In the last game Reyes recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Ciego de Avila lost that game 66-75 to Villa Clara (3-0). 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. Reyes is one of the most experienced players at Ciego de Avila and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of league's second-best Villa Clara. Cubillas scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Villa Clara, leading his team to a 75-66 win against Ciego de Avila (#7, 0-3). Villa Clara started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Cubillas turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Cubillas has a very solid season. In 3 games in Cuba he scored 11.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Martinto (197-F-94) of Capitalinos - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Eddy Siria) of Santiago - 14 points and 10 rebounds
6. Yosiel Monterrey (185-PG-88) of Pinar del Rio - 23 points and 5 assists
7. Yoimar Lopez (96) of Camaguey - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Daniel Simon (185-G-96) of Capitalinos - 10 points and 8 rebounds
9. Danys Torrientes (190-G-85) of Matanzas - 21 points and 3 rebounds
10. Yoanis Soria (195-G/F-86) of Guantanamo - 18 points

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 - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 14-1 
 2. AEK 11-4 
 3. Apoel 8-7 
 4. Enosis 6-9 
 5. Apollon 3-12 
 6. Etha 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 12: Apoel - Etha 73-69
Feb. 11: Enosis - AEK 54-69
Feb. 11: Apollon - Keravnos 44-78

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 15: AEK - Keravnos
Feb. 15: Apoel - Apollon
Feb. 15: Enosis - Etha



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Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 14-4 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 13-5 
 3. Nymburk B 12-6 
 4. Sokol Prazky 10-8 
 5. Loko Plzen 9-9 
 6. USK Praha B 8-10 
 7. Sokol Pisek 8-11 
 8. Basket Kosice 8-11 
 9. GBA Sparta 5-13 
 10. Vysocina 4-14 
Group B
 1. Zlin 15-3 
 2. Opava B 12-6 
 3. Olomouc SK 12-6 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 10-8 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 10-8 
 6. Pardubice 9-9 
 7. Prostejov B 8-10 
 8. Novy Jicin 6-12 
 9. Ostrava 6-12 
 10. Havirov 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Group A

Feb. 12: Slavoj Litom. - GBA Sparta 87-80
Feb. 10: Basket Kosice - Vysocina 78-69
Feb. 12: Nymburk B - Loko Plzen 74-60
Feb. 10: USK Praha B - Sokol H.K. 72-66
Feb. 12: Sokol Prazky - Sokol Pisek 54-77

Group B

Feb. 12: Sokol Slapanice - Zlin 80-55
Feb. 12: Ostrava - Havirov 72-57
Feb. 12: Novy Jicin - Olomouc Bbal 69-71
Feb. 10: Opava B - Pardubice 67-81
Feb. 8: Olomouc SK - Prostejov B 65-79


NBL Round 1 (Second Stage): BK Decin defeat BK Opava in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in NBL just started.

Fifth-ranked BK Opava (12-11) gave a tough game to BK Decin (16-8) on Saturday. BK Decin managed to secure only three-point victory 112-109. However their fans expected easier game. BK Decin looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by BK Opava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side center Martin Gniadek (203-90) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. BK Decin are looking forward to face CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Opava will play against USK Praha (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Brno where Prostejov (8-15) was upset on the court of MMCITE Brno (7-16) 86-77. American guard Kevin Ware (188-93, college: Georgia St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) nailed 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and Jan Kozina accounted for 15 points and 4 assists. American guard Rayshawn Simmons (193, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) came up with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Prostejov in the defeat. MMCITE Brno will play against NH Ostrava (#12) on the road in the next round. Prostejov will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 1:
In Places 1-6 BK Kolin was destroyed by CEZ Nymburk on the opponent's court 90-57.
In Places 7-12 Usti n/Labem unfortunately lost to Svitavy in a home game 61-75. J.Hradec recorded a loss to NH Ostrava on the road 83-101.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 16 rebounds by Ladislav Pecka of Usti n/Labem.

Places 1-6
CEZ Nymburk - BK Kolin 90-57

Very expected game when BK Kolin (11-12) was crushed on the road by CEZ Nymburk (22-1) 90-57. CEZ Nymburk made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. CEZ Nymburk brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. American swingman Chris Hass (196-94, college: Bucknell) nailed 14 points and 5 assists for the winning side and international forward Martin Kriz (200-93) accounted for 11 points and 8 rebounds. Five CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. American forward Garret Kerr (194-92, college: Univ.Sciences) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and power forward David Machac (205-80) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for BK Kolin 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. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Decin (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Kolin will play against BK Pardubice and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: B.Allen 15+1reb+1ast, C.Hass 14+3reb+5ast, H.Sant-Roos 13+1reb+2ast, V.Hruban 12+4reb+3ast, M.Kriz 11+8reb+1ast, P.Benda 10+4reb
BK Kolin: G.Kerr 14+13reb+1ast, D.Machac 9+6reb, B.Bakic 6+1reb+1ast, L.Horak 6+7reb+2ast, P.Harcar 5+2reb, M.Vocetka 5+1reb
gschID: 535329


BK Decin - BK Opava 112-109

Fifth-ranked BK Opava (12-11) gave a tough game to BK Decin (16-8) on Saturday. BK Decin managed to secure only three-point victory 112-109. However their fans expected easier game. BK Decin looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by BK Opava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side center Martin Gniadek (203-90) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 20 points and 6 assists. Four BK Decin and five BK Opava players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. BK Decin are looking forward to face CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Opava will play against USK Praha (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Houska 26+5reb, L.Bazant 23+3reb, T.Pomikalek 21+12reb+1ast, T.Vyoral 18+2reb+6ast, F.Kroutil 8+1reb+1ast, L.Palyza 4+4reb+6ast
BK Opava: J.Sirina 20+1reb+6ast, M.Gniadek 17+9reb+3ast, F.Zbranek 13+2reb+1ast, L.Jurecka 13+6reb+1ast, R.Kouril 12+1reb+5ast, M.Kvapil 11+7reb
gschID: 535328


Places 7-12
Usti n/Labem - Svitavy 61-75

Rather predictable result when Basketbal Svitavy (8-15) defeated on the road BK Usti nad Labem (9-14) 75-61. Basketbal Svitavy forced 19 BK Usti nad Labem turnovers. American forward Hunter Mickelson (208-92, college: Kansas) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Pavel Slezak (186-84) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds and American point guard Mikey Thompson (190, college: Boise St.) added 13 points respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. BK Usti nad Labem's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Lions Hradec (#10) in J.Hradec in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play on the road against Prostejov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: H.Mickelson 22+10reb, P.Slezak 13+5reb+1ast, R.Marko 10+1reb+4ast, J.Jelinek 9+3reb+1ast, B.Roseboro 8+3reb, T.Teply 6+1reb+1ast
Usti n/Labem: L.Pecka 22+16reb, M.Thompson 13+2reb, C.Abercrombie 11+3reb, K.Smith 6+3reb, L.Igrutinovic 4+1ast, D.Steffel 4+4reb
gschID: 535333


MMCITE Brno - Prostejov 86-77

An interesting game took place in Brno where Prostejov (8-15) was upset on the court of MMCITE Brno (7-16) 86-77. American guard Kevin Ware (188-93, college: Georgia St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) nailed 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Jan Kozina (181-95) accounted for 15 points and 4 assists. American guard Rayshawn Simmons (193, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) came up with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Marek Sehnal (196-96) added 18 points respectively for Prostejov in the defeat. Five MMCITE Brno and four Prostejov players scored in double figures. MMCITE Brno will play against NH Ostrava (#12) on the road in the next round. Prostejov will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MMCITE Brno: K.Ware 18+6reb+3ast, J.Kozina 15+4reb+4ast, C.Turman 14+3reb, M.Kremen 12+2reb+5ast, J.Tomanec 12+8reb+2ast, S.Simpson 11+9reb
Prostejov: M.Sehnal 18+3reb+1ast, R.Simmons 16+9reb+4ast, E.Jacobs 16+3reb+1ast, D.Talley 10+5reb, B.Fitzpatrick 9+4reb+2ast, M.Soucek 5+4reb
gschID: 535332


NH Ostrava - J.Hradec 101-83

There was a minor upset when BK Lions Hradec (7-16) was defeated on the road by NH Ostrava (7-16) 101-83. NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Lions Hradec 40-18 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. NH Ostrava players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. BK Lions Hradec was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Petr Bohacik (205-85) nailed 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American forward Kevin Mays (193-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds. Five NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. American guard Malcolm Brooks (196-92, college: CS Fullerton) came up with 28 points and 5 rebounds and Jiri Soula (189-95) added 9 points and 4 steals respectively for BK Lions Hradec in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. NH Ostrava will play against MMCITE Brno (#11) at home in the next round. BK Lions Hradec will play against Basketbal Svitavy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: K.Mays 18+6reb+2ast, P.Bohacik 17+9reb+2ast, D.Painter 17+7reb+1ast, S.Smith 15+4reb+5ast, J.Riewer 12+3reb+3ast, V.Bratcenkov 12+4reb+1ast
J.Hradec: M.Brooks 28+5reb+3ast, T.Sustek 13, S.Zuzak 12+1reb, J.Soula 9+4reb+2ast, T.Lipkins 7+4ast, D.Fait 5+1reb
gschID: 535331





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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 19-2 
 2. Bakken 15-3 
 3. Naestved 11-10 
 4. Svendborg 11-11 
 5. Horsholm 10-11 
 6. SISU 9-13 
 7. Randers 9-14 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 12: Horsens IC - Naestved 96-85
Feb. 12: Bakken - Stevnsgade 90-81
Feb. 11: Horsholm - Randers 83-66
Feb. 11: Svendborg - SISU 68-94

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 17: Naestved - Bakken
Feb. 17: Stevnsgade - Randers
Feb. 14: Svendborg - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.3 
 2. Bello, Randers19.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 4. Haas, SISU17.5 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 6. McGrew, SI.16.9 
 7. Nielsen, Randers16.9 
 8. Dominique, Horsholm16.5 
 9. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 10. Dranginis, SISU16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 3. Champagnie, Stevn.8.8 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.7 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Baru, SISU7.4 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 8. Trist, Horsens IC7.1 
 9. Midtgaard, Horsh.6.8 
 10. Artino, Horsens IC6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.6 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.8 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.5 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 5. Lanegger, Naestved4.0 
 6. Lundberg, Horse.3.9 
 7. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 8. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
 9. McGrew, SI.3.6 
 10. Porta, Svendborg3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Bello, Randers2.2 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 4. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 5. Gesell, Bakken1.9 
 6. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 7. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 8. Smith, Horsholm1.8 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Lundberg, Horse.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.3 
 2. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 3. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.1 
 4. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 5. Colas, Randers1.0 
 6. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 7. Baru, SISU1.0 
 8. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 
 9. Dranginis, SISU0.9 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.9 



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Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 22-13 
 2. Delaware 87ers 17-16 
 3. Westchester K. 14-19 
 4. Long Island N. 13-22 
 5. Greensboro S. 12-23 
 6. Erie Bay H. 11-23 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 24-9 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 19-12 
 3. Grand Rapids D. 19-17 
 4. Canton C. 18-15 
 5. Windy City B. 14-17 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 27-8 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 18-15 
 3. N.Arizona S. 14-17 
 4. Reno B. 11-22 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 11-22 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 25-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 22-13 
 3. Rio Grande VV 20-14 
 4. Texas L. 15-17 
 5. Austin S. 15-19 
 6. Iowa E. 8-25 

Regular Season: Round 82

Feb. 12: Santa Cruz W. - Oklahoma City B 96-105
Feb. 12: Maine RC - Grand Rapids D. 79-97
Feb. 12: Los Angeles D. - Austin S. 121-118
Feb. 12: Ft.Wayne MA - Erie Bay H. 100-102

Regular Season: Round 83

Feb. 13: Long Island N. - N.Arizona S.
Feb. 13: Iowa E. - Reno B.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.5 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.7 
 4. Blue, Los A.25.5 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.2 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 8. Nader, Maine RC22.3 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.5 
 10. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.9 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.9 
 5. Long, Delaware.10.9 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
 9. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
 10. Zimmerman, Erie B.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Magette, Los A.9.5 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.7 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. VanVleet, Raptors .7.3 
 7. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.6.9 
 9. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 10. Cook, Canton C.6.6 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 4. Harris, Texas L.2.3 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 6. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.1 
 7. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 8. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 9. Fells, Westches.2.1 
 10. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.4 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 6. Obekpa, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 


Mad Ants come up short in front of full house - by Eurobasket News

Playing in their first officially sold-out home game, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants came up just a little short in front of the appreciative crowd. Mad Ants forward Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93, college: Kentucky)' shot in the final seconds came up short and Fort Wayne lost to the Erie BayHawks 102-100 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. The team reported a sellout crowd of 5,444 fans attended the game. The team wore special red, white and blue jerseys as a salute on Military Appreciation Night. The sell-out number includes all seating utilized by the Mad Ants. The team uses curtains to create a more intimate setting, so the available seating is not as high as that of other events, such as the Indiana University vs. Fort Wayne college game that set a coliseum basketball record. Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia, agency: Three Eye Sports) tipped in a rebound with 11.5 seconds left to pull the Mad Ants within 101-100, and the Ants had a chance to take the lead on Poythress' shot. Erie then closed out the game. Fort Wayne's record dropped to 19-12. Erie improved to 11-23. Trey McKinney-Jones (6'6''-G-90, college: Miami, FL) led the Mad Ants with 23 points. Poythress, who will appear in the NBA Development League All-Star Game this coming weekend, scored 19 points with 12 rebounds. Leslie scored 13 points. Indiana Pacers forward Rakeem Christmas (6'9''-F-91, college: Syracuse) scored 11 points with eight rebounds before fouling out. He was assigned to the Mad Ants on Sunday. Erie was led by Gabe York (6'3''-G-93, college: Arizona) with 24 points and Kalin Lucas (6'1''-G-89, college: Michigan St.) with 23 points. The Mad Ants return to action against the Canton Charge at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the coliseum.
Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com



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Real Madrid U18 clinch ANGT Coin title - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid U18 - Unicaja U18 72:60

Real Madrid celebrated the trophy at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament Coin stage. They prevailed against Unicaja for the title tonight. Dino Radoncic (202-F-99) nailed 37 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Unicaja snatched a narrow 15:14 lead after ten minutes. The Malaga team maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Unicaja secured a 32:30 halftime advantage. Real Madrid turned things around in the third term. They went on a 21:11 rally to secure a 51:43 advantage. Real Madrid poured in 21 points in the fourth stanza to seal the win. Jan Pantzar (190-G-00) accounted for 8 points, while Francisco Salvador (200-F-99) added 6 points for the champions. Morgan Stilma (199-F) answered with 13 points for Unicaja. Jesus Carralero chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Real Madrid U18: Dino Radoncic 37, Jan Pantzar 8, Francisco Salvador 6
Unicaja U18: Morgan Stilma 13, Jesus Carralero 12



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  FIBA  


Dimitris Itoudis rebuffs offer to coach Greek national-team - by David Pick

Dimitris Itoudis declined an offer from the Greek federation to inherit the Men's Senior national-team ahead of Eurobasket 2017, according to sources.

Per sources, Itoudis, officials for CSKA Moscow, and head of the Greek national-team, met in Russia to discuss the possibility of putting the reigning Euroleague winner on the floor as head coach of the Greek Senior squad.

However, amid CSKA's run at back-to-back Euroleague titles, given the intense Euroleague format, and in wake of the new FIBA games that will overlap with the 2017-2018 season, all parties had to abort mission, and agreed to revisit it in the future.

Itoudis is under contract with CSKA until 2019, and for him to take over the Greek team, he'd warrant a long-term contract, plus hire his Moscow assistants - ingredients that would leave the club without its lead staff for a substantial period of time during the EuroBasket tournament.

"Obviously, to work for the national-team is an honor for any coach. We truly appreciate the Greek Federation for its choice to hire CSKA coach. I personally have huge respect to Mr. Vassilakopoulos as a bright leader of European basketball," said CSKA president Andrey Vatutin. "At the same time, the national-team is not just a challenge, but also a huge load, responsibility and pressure. Itoudis' departure to the national-team is connected to factors that worry us. Being the national-team coach, would not allow for Dimitris to fully recover physically and mentally after an exhausting season with or club. He will not be focused in full on combining his national-team duties with CSKA, forcing him to miss significant time of training camp."

"There has been great desire on my side and on the federation's side to take over the big project of our national-team. It would be an honor for me to work for the national-team and lead it to success," Itoudis released in a statement. "However, after discussions with both my club and the federation, we realized that it would be practically impossible with the current calendars to provide the right services to both since with they deserve full attention in order to have the success that I envision for them. Therefore, we agreed that we will revisit the issue at some other point in time. I want to thank the Greek federation and Mr. Vasilakopoulos for his trust and I am sure we'll have the chance to work together in the future."




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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.3 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot19.9 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.17.9 
 5. Morris, Lapua17.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto16.6 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.3 
 9. Unruh, Kauhajoki15.5 
 10. Dia, BC Nokia15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.2 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.9 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.2 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.1 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto8.0 
 10. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.1 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.8 
 5. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 6. Edwards, Lapua4.7 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait4.5 
 8. Minard, Pyrinto4.2 
 9. Seppala, Kataja B.3.9 
 10. Appleby, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.1 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 7. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 8. Barrett, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Holloway, Korihait1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Bristol, Kataja B.1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.0 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 8. Upson, Helsinki.0.9 
 9. Bailey, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 18-4 
 2. Espoo United 15-6 
 3. ToPo 13-8 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 11-9 
 5. Oulun NMKY 11-10 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 10-11 
 7. FoKoPo 8-13 
 8. Jarvenpaa 7-14 
 9. HBA-Marsky 6-14 
 10. Pyrinto II 5-15 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 17-4 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 16-4 
 3. Ura Basket 15-5 
 4. Korikouvot 13-7 
 5. Espoo Basket 13-8 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-8 
 7. HyPo 11-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 8-13 
 9. PeU-Basket 7-13 
 10. Karkkila 6-14 
 11. Munkkiniemen 5-15 
 12. JyWe 4-16 
 13. Namika Lr 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Division A

Feb. 12: Jarvenpaa - Porvoon Tarmo 83-86
Feb. 12: Jyvaskyla BA - Espoo United 83-82
Feb. 12: Lahti - Oulun NMKY 79-64
Feb. 12: FoKoPo - ToPo 77-87
Feb. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY 70-63
Feb. 9: HBA-Marsky - Jyvaskyla BA 67-51

Division B

Feb. 10: Karkkila - Namika Lr 92-101
Feb. 12: Korikouvot - Espoo Basket 89-74
Feb. 10: PeU-Basket - Korikouvot 88-81
Feb. 12: Ura Basket - Munkkiniemen 88-70
Feb. 10: Raholan Pyrkiva - Munkkiniemen 85-76
Feb. 12: Namika Lr - JyWe 85-72
Feb. 10: JyWe - HyPo 83-90
Feb. 10: Espoo Basket - PuHu Juniorit 80-95
Feb. 12: PuHu Juniorit - HNMKY U23 79-69
Feb. 12: HBA-Marsky - Pyrinto II 77-85
Feb. 10: HNMKY U23 - TuNMKY 70-91
Feb. 12: TuNMKY - Karkkila 108-69
Feb. 12: HyPo - Raholan Pyrkiva 100-80

Regular Season: Round 19

Division A

Feb. 15: Pyrinto II - HBA-Marsky
Feb. 17: Jyvaskyla BA - FoKoPo
Feb. 17: ToPo - Jarvenpaa
Feb. 18: Espoo United - Porvoon Tarmo

Division B

Feb. 14: Munkkiniemen - HyPo
Feb. 19: Ura Basket - HyPo
Feb. 19: Raholan Pyrkiva - Namika Lr
Feb. 19: Karkkila - PuHu Juniorit
Feb. 19: HNMKY U23 - Korikouvot
Feb. 19: Espoo Basket - PeU-Basket
Feb. 19: TuNMKY - JyWe


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.1
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.1 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr31.8 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.3 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.2 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.23.8 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.7 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.1 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.6 
 7. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 9. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Kantonen, Korik.5.4 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.2 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United5.0 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.9 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Kantonen, JyWe4.3 
 9. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Reginald BRATTON
  Namika Lr
  (193-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bratton, Namika Lr3.2 
 2. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 3. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.6 
 5. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 6. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 7. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 8. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 9. Ceesay, Espoo B.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. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 3. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 4. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.0 


Korisliiga Round 29 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Round 29 most important game was a victory of Helsinki Seagulls over second-ranked Salon Vilpas 87-78 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Salon Vilpas won third quarter 27-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. The former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) answered with 19 points and 4 assists for Salon Vilpas. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 19-6 record. Salon Vilpas at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Helsinki Seagulls are looking forward to face bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Salon Vilpas will play on the road against KTP-Basket (#8) in Kotka and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Eighth-ranked KTP-Basket (10-17) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (16-8) in Kotka. The visitors from Joensuu managed to secure only three-point victory 82-79. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KTP-Basket. Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and Rion Brown chipped in 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) responded with 28 points. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth place with 16-8 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against BC Nokia (#7) at home in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Ninth-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (9-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (17-10) in Kauhajoki on Saturday. Kauhajoen Karhu managed to secure only two-point victory 92-90. However their fans expected much easier game. Kammeon Holsey nailed 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Antero Lehto came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds for Tampereen Pyrinto in the defeat. Kauhajoen Karhu have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Tampereen Pyrinto lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 18 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) in the next round. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against Kouvot (#6) and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 29 Kouvot beat Korihait on the road 87-81. Lapua won against Korihait on its own court 82-73.
The most impressive performance of 29th round was 13 points, 5 assists and 4 steals by Bojan Sarcevic of Kauhajoki.

Korihait - Kouvot 81-87

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Kouvot (11-14) beat bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (4-22) in Uusikaupunki 87-81 on Saturday. UU-Korihait trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 30-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 81-87 at the end of the game. Kouvot made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Kouvot had a 29-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) nailed 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds. Mikael Herbert (205-93, college: Tulane) came up with 16 points and American guard Emmanuel Holloway (185-86, college: Illinois St., agency: Blacktop Management) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for UU-Korihait in the defeat. Four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. UU-Korihait's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. UU-Korihait lost fourteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 22 lost games. Kouvot will meet Tampereen Pyrinto (#9) on the road in the next round. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: R.Appleby 25+5reb+7ast, S.Pledger 19+8reb+1ast, R.Buckles 14+8reb+4ast, M.Cuffee 8+3reb+3ast, T.Hirvonen 6+2ast, M.Luosmaa 6+3reb
Korihait: M.Herbert 16+3reb+2ast, E.Holloway 14+2reb+5ast, P.Peltokangas 12+1reb, M.Jalonen 12+2reb+7ast, A.Alanen 9+3reb+1ast, M.Van 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488050


Kauhajoki - Pyrinto 92-90

Ninth-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (9-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (17-10) in Kauhajoki on Saturday. Kauhajoen Karhu managed to secure only two-point victory 92-90. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 50-44 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) nailed 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and the former international power forward Samuli Vanttaja (210-91) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. The former international point guard Antero Lehto (185-84) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Interperformances) added 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for Tampereen Pyrinto in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Kauhajoen Karhu have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Tampereen Pyrinto lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 18 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) in the next round. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against Kouvot (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: T.Unruh 16+3reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 13+7reb+2ast, B.Sarcevic 13+3reb+5ast, K.Holsey 13+7reb+5ast, A.Hollins 12+3reb+1ast, J.Lehtoranta 11+1reb+1ast
Pyrinto: A.Lehto 16+5reb+3ast, T.Nelson 16+7reb+1ast, T.Palmi 15+4reb+2ast, R.Minard 14+3reb+3ast, J.Caven 11+6reb+1ast, J.Bullock 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 488051


KTP Basket - Kataja Basket 79-82

Eighth-ranked KTP-Basket (10-17) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (16-8) in Kotka. The visitors from Joensuu managed to secure only three-point victory 82-79. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KTP-Basket. KTP-Basket was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 27-20 third quarter run of Joensuun Kataja. Joensuun Kataja made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Joensuun Kataja forced 19 KTP-Basket turnovers. Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) responded with 28 points and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth place with 16-8 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against BC Nokia (#7) at home in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Mullings 32+13reb+2ast, R.Brown 24+9reb+4ast, J.Bradley 6+1reb+2ast, J.Niemi 5+1ast, V.Makalainen 4+5reb+1ast, I.Seppala 4+5ast
KTP Basket: A.Scott 28+4reb+1ast, S.Gay 22+9reb, D.Bailey 17+5reb+2ast, M.Pratt 8+12reb+6ast, V.Kopio 3+2ast, J.Herrala 1+1ast
gschID: 488049


Salon Vilpas - Helsinki Seagulls 78-87

Round 29 most important game was a victory of Helsinki Seagulls over second-ranked Salon Vilpas 87-78 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Salon Vilpas won third quarter 27-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. The former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Helsinki Seagulls players scored in double figures. American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and international Juho Nenonen (202-87, agency: Blacktop Management) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Salon Vilpas. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 19-6 record. Salon Vilpas at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Helsinki Seagulls are looking forward to face bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Salon Vilpas will play on the road against KTP-Basket (#8) in Kotka and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 23+9reb, A.Nikkarinen 14+4reb+8ast, C.Lindbom 12+4reb+1ast, R.Abell 12+4reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 9+6reb+1ast, D.Upson 9+3reb
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 19+1reb+4ast, A.Coleman 11+5reb+1ast, O.Jarvi 10+4reb+2ast, M.Ojala 9+1reb, J.Nenonen 8+8reb+2ast, D.Williams 7+6reb
gschID: 488046


Lapua - Korihait 82-73

Very expected game when 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-22) lost on the road to fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (14-12) 82-73 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But UU-Korihait won fourth quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded UU-Korihait 40-22 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) nailed 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds. American power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for UU-Korihait in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. UU-Korihait's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lapuan Korikobrat maintains fifth place with 14-12 record. UU-Korihait lost their fourteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 22 lost games. Lapuan Korikobrat will meet higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Morris 20+8reb, J.Jones 20+9reb+2ast, D.Williams 14+5reb+3ast, L.Kinnard 11+4reb+4ast, M.Van Andringa 9+2reb, M.Edwards 6+5reb+4ast
Korihait: P.Peltokangas 13+3reb, M.Jalonen 13+5ast, M.Van 12+11reb+2ast, G.Johnson 10+1reb+2ast, M.Herbert 8, E.Holloway 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 488047





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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Le Portel - Nancy 98-64
Feb. 10: Antibes - Monaco 84-91
Feb. 11: Limoges - Strasbourg 83-76
Feb. 12: Gravelines - ASVEL 82-81
Feb. 11: Chalon - Cholet 79-66
Feb. 10: Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 78-72
Feb. 11: Le Mans - Nanterre 75-85
Feb. 11: Orleans - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 53-64
Feb. 13: Chalons-Reims - Paris-Levallois


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 17-6 
 2. Souffel 17-6 
 3. Caen 17-6 
 4. RAC Basket 15-8 
 5. GET Vosges 14-9 
 6. Orchies 14-9 
 7. Lourdes 12-11 
 8. ALS Basket 11-12 
 9. St Vallier 11-12 
 10. Vitre 11-12 
 11. Rennes 10-13 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 10-13 
 13. Chartres 10-13 
 14. Challans 10-13 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 10-13 
 16. Angers BC 9-14 
 17. Lorient 9-14 
 18. CFBB 0-23 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 11: SAP Vaucluse - Chartres 90-72
Feb. 11: Orchies - ALS Basket 86-84
Feb. 11: Lorient - Angers BC 84-78
Feb. 11: Rennes - Souffel 81-82
Feb. 11: Quimper - Lourdes 76-82
Feb. 11: St Vallier - Caen 75-96
Feb. 11: CFBB - Vitre 59-84
Feb. 11: GET Vosges - Challans 56-62
Feb. 11: Gries/Oberhoffen - RAC Basket 100-73


NM1 Round 23: #1 Quimper UJAP are defeated by Lourdes-Tarbes - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Quimper UJAP (17-6) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (12-11) 82-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. Lourdes-Tarbes forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) helped adding 23 points. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lourdes-Tarbes maintains seventh place with 12-11 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Caen and Souffel. Lourdes-Tarbes are looking forward to face SAP Vaucluse (#15) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Vendee Challans (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Orchies. Sixth ranked Orchesien BC (14-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked ALS Basket (11-12) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ALS Basket. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. Anthony Racine accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) came up with 29 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for ALS Basket in the defeat. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted ALS Basket keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Vitre and St Vallier. Orchesien BC will play against league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ALS Basket will play against Lorient (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-23) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 23th consecutive match to tenth ranked Vitre (11-12) 84-59 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Nikola Korac who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Theo Maledon produced 12 points and 8 assists for the hosts. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and St Vallier. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Vitre will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Angers BC (#16) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Saint Vallier supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Caen (17-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Saint Vallier (11-12). Caen smashed Saint Vallier 96-75. BJ Monteiro orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Caen's coach Herve Coudray felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caen have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against UB Chartres and hope to win that game.
Eleventh-ranked Union Rennes (10-13) gave a tough game to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-6) on Saturday. The visitors from Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for Giedrius Staniulis who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Caen and Quimper. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Union Rennes will play on the road against Caen (#3) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Angers BC lost to Lorient on the opponent's court 78-84. SAP Vaucluse managed to outperform Chartres in a home game 90-72. RAC Basket was rolled over Gries/Oberhoffen on the road 100-73. GET Vosges was defeated by Challans on its own court 56-62.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 8 rebounds by Gregg Thondique of Gries/Oberhoffen.

Lorient - Angers BC 84-78

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 16th ranked Angers BC (9-14) was defeated on the road by seventeenth ranked Lorient (9-14) 84-78 on Saturday. Lorient moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with defeated Angers BC. Angers BC lost their third game in a row. Lorient will face higher ranked ALS Basket (#8) in Andrezieux in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 484960


CFBB - Vitre 59-84

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-23) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 23th consecutive match to tenth ranked Vitre (11-12) 84-59 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Vitre. CFBB managed to win second period 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded CFBB 40-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. Vitre looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Swingman Maxence Claveau (194-94) chipped in 20 points. Four Vitre players scored in double figures. Guard Theo Maledon (191-1) produced 12 points and 8 assists and point guard Joel Ayayi (193-0) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and St Vallier. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Vitre will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Angers BC (#16) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: J.Ayayi 15+4reb, I.Fevrier 13+1ast, T.Maledon 12+3reb+8ast, Y.Pons 6+1reb, S.Briki 5+4reb+4ast, T.Crusol 3+2ast
Vitre: M.Claveau 20+4reb+3ast, N.Korac 19+4reb+10ast, A.Radulovic 15+5reb, I.Miskovic 13+8reb+2ast, G.Merie 10+6reb+2ast, E.Akadiri 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484959


Rennes - Souffel 81-82

Eleventh-ranked Union Rennes (10-13) gave a tough game to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-6) on Saturday. The visitors from Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Johan Rathieuville (178-85) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Four Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Caen and Quimper. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Union Rennes will play on the road against Caen (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: D.Davis 21+6reb+7ast, J.Rathieuville 16+4reb+5ast, L.Negrobar 15+8reb+1ast, S.Dia 13+5reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 5+5reb+3ast, A.Hill 5+5reb+3ast
Souffel: G.Staniulis 20+7reb+4ast, F.Harris 17+2reb+2ast, R.Kayembe 14+9reb+2ast, F.Ateba 9+6reb+1ast, V.Correia 7+6reb+3ast, F.Minet 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 484954


Quimper - Lourdes 76-82

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Quimper UJAP (17-6) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (12-11) 82-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. Lourdes-Tarbes forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) helped adding 23 points. Four Lourdes-Tarbes players scored in double figures. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lourdes-Tarbes maintains seventh place with 12-11 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Caen and Souffel. Lourdes-Tarbes are looking forward to face SAP Vaucluse (#15) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Vendee Challans (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 19+6reb+1ast, V.Bobrov 15+5reb+3ast, J.Bluntt 13+1reb+1ast, M.Tensorer 9+3reb+4ast, M.Choplin 9+2reb+6ast, R.Temgoua 6+4reb+2ast
Lourdes: L.Vaty 23+4reb+1ast, X.d'Almeida 20+9reb+8ast, M.Kazonas 12+6reb+3ast, F.Lesca 10+3reb+2ast, F.Bondron 8+2reb, J.Demuynck 7+5reb+6ast
gschID: 484957


SAP Vaucluse - Chartres 90-72

There was a surprise result in Sorgues where fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (10-13) defeated higher ranked UB Chartres (10-13) 90-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SAP Vaucluse. UB Chartres was better in fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding UB Chartres to just 7 points in third quarter. SAP Vaucluse made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) helped adding 11 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jeremy Ricard (200-94) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SAP Vaucluse moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated UB Chartres. UB Chartres lost their fifth game in a row. SAP Vaucluse will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Chartres: K.Bichard 17+8reb+1ast, J.Ricard 12+5reb, H.Disy 10+2reb+2ast, J.Mitchell 9+2ast, R.Malonga 8+6reb+2ast, P.Clerence 8+3reb+1ast
SAP Vaucluse: D.Tarvydas 21+6reb+2ast, B.Pierard 11, C.Soumaoro 11+7reb+1ast, B.Davis 10+6reb+3ast, A.Liorel 9+2reb+3ast, D.Geiger 9+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484956


Orchies - ALS Basket 86-84

Important game to mention about took place in Orchies. Sixth ranked Orchesien BC (14-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked ALS Basket (11-12) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ALS Basket. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-14 ALS Basket's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 86-84 at the end of the game. Orchesien BC players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. Anthony Racine (190-94) accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) came up with 29 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) added 16 points and 14 rebounds respectively for ALS Basket in the defeat. Five Orchesien BC and four ALS Basket players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted ALS Basket keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Vitre and St Vallier. Orchesien BC will play against league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ALS Basket will play against Lorient (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 29+1reb+6ast, N.Kovanusic 16+14reb, Y.Bassine 13+3reb+1ast, J.Christnel 11+3reb+2ast, P.Blackwell 9+9reb, S.Neri 5+2reb+6ast
Orchies: Z.Rakocevic 21+4reb+4ast, A.Racine 18+5reb+4ast, S.Cisse 15, M.Simmons 14+9reb+2ast, H.Dumortier 10+4reb+8ast, C.Cairo 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 484958


St Vallier - Caen 75-96

The game in Saint Vallier supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Caen (17-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Saint Vallier (11-12). Caen smashed Saint Vallier 96-75. The game without a history. Caen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Lithuanian forward Justas Sinica (203-85) contributed with 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Caen's coach Herve Coudray felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Romain Gregoire (201-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) added 16 points in the effort for Saint Vallier. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against UB Chartres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 16+4reb+2ast, S.Aded Hussein 14+3reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 12+13reb+2ast, O.Strong 10+1reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 10+4reb+8ast, V.Ateba 6+1reb+1ast
Caen: J.Sinica 22+3reb+4ast, B.Monteiro 22+12reb+3ast, T.Cornely 17+4reb+4ast, B.Pope 11+1reb+1ast, R.Gordon 8+5reb+1ast, L.Chelle 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484955


Gries/Oberhoffen - RAC Basket 100-73

There was an upset in Bischwiller where 4th placed Rueil (15-8) was rolled over by thirteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (10-13) 100-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gries/Oberhoffen. Rueil was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gries/Oberhoffen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Power forward Rony Delar (206-82) helped adding 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. Coach Ludovic Pouillart's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Yohan Solle (205-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Gries/Oberhoffen moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vitre (#10) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rueil will play against GET Vosges (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: Y.Solle 18+11reb, R.Anderson 14+6reb, K.Gourari 14+2reb+3ast, W.Felder 10+1reb, L.Sambe 9+3reb+4ast, J.Bichard 5+5reb+4ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: G.Thondique 23+8reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 16+7ast, A.Doumbia 15+5reb+1ast, R.Delar 12+8reb+4ast, R.Jakstas 12+6reb+2ast, T.Ghezala 10+5reb+5ast
gschID: 484962


GET Vosges - Challans 56-62

There was a surprise result in Golbey where fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-13) beat higher ranked GET Vosges (14-9) 62-56 on Saturday. GET Vosges trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-62 at the end of the game. Vendee Challans dominated on the defensive end, holding GET Vosges to just 6 points in second quarter. It was a great evening for American guard Jordan Barham (193-94, college: Davidson) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Benjamin Thomas (182-82) helped adding 13 points. American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) responded with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Vendee Challans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Vendee Challans will face league's leader Quimper UJAP at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GET Vosges will play against Rueil (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: S.Ricard 11+3reb, G.Boucard 10+3reb+2ast, M.Doumbe 8+7reb, K.Tresnak 8+9reb+4ast, M.Gountas 6+1reb+1ast, I.Sidibe 5+1reb+1ast
Challans: J.Barham 18+7reb+1ast, B.Thomas 13+1reb+1ast, D.Gentil 10+3reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 7+4reb, O.Gouez 4, D.Cox 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 484961





ProB Round 18 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 18 most important game was a defeat of league's leader JL Bourg (13-5). They were defeated by thirteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (8-10) 91-82 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of JL Bourg. JL Bourg was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Aix-Maurienne made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by JL Bourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) to lead the charge for the winners and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) with 24 points. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Provence Basket. JL Bourg will play next round against Nantes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Aix-Maurienne will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked ALM Evreux on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Provence Basket as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Provence Basket defeated 11th ranked Boulazac Basket in Fos-sur-Mer 75-57. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Aaron Broussard supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) did not help to save the game for Boulazac Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Boulazac Basket will play next round against Chorale de Roanne trying to get back on the winning streak. Provence Basket will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne at Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-7) against fourteenth ranked Poitiers (8-10) on Friday night. Visiting Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Poitiers in Poitiers 90-74. The best player for the winners was Mickael Var who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Wilbert Brown who recorded 23 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Poitiers moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with seven games lost. Poitiers will meet JA Vichy (#11) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Lille Metropole (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Saint Chamond managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against ninth-ranked JA Vichy 92-80. It was a good game for Matthieu Guichard who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 7 assists. Saint Chamond (6-12) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Boulogne. JA Vichy lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Nantes. Fifteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (8-10) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Nantes (10-8) 68-66 on Friday evening. Ryan Rhoomes had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Saint-Quentin's coach Jerome Navier used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Nantes dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked ADA Blois (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against the league's second-placed JL Bourg (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Denain lost to Blois on the opponent's court 70-73. Rouen managed to outperform Boulogne in a home game 82-78. Evreux was rolled over Roanne on the road 65-95. Lille was defeated by Le Havre on its own court 65-72.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 10 points and 7 rebounds by Jean-Stephane Rinna of St Chamond.

Blois - Denain 73-70

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Denain Voltaire (9-9) was edged on the road by ninth ranked ADA Blois (9-9) 73-70 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 22-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St.) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points and 9 assists during the contest. Five ADA Blois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) with 11 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) scored 6 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Denain Voltaire's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ADA Blois moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Roanne and Denain. Denain Voltaire lost third consecutive game. ADA Blois will face Saint-Quentin (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Denain: D.Harris 13+2reb+1ast, T.Tarpey 11+8reb, K.Harley 10+3reb+2ast, P.Poupet 8+1reb, A.Wallez 7+2reb, J.Cazenobe 6+8reb+5ast
Blois: B.Monclar 18+1reb+2ast, F.Turner 14+2reb+9ast, E.Boateng 12+14reb, F.Tortosa 10+2reb+1ast, M.Diame 10+3reb, A.Ndoye 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 484424


Rouen - Boulogne 82-78

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked SPO Rouen and 17th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne had identical 6-11 record. This time SPO Rouen used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Boulogne-sur-Mer 82-78 on Friday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 15-11. But SO Maritime Boulogne won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when SPO Rouen won last quarter 21-19. SPO Rouen outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 46-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by SO Maritime Boulogne's players. Carl Ponsar (197-97) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Tyreek Duren (183-91, college: La Salle) with 22 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) scored 17 points. SPO Rouen maintains sixteenth position with 7-11 record. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the seventeenth place with 12 games lost. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked Denain Voltaire (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader Provence Basket (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: T.Duren 22+2reb+4ast, T.Gipson 17+1reb+2ast, W.de Jong 16+2reb+1ast, K.Moendadze 9+9reb, K.Mendy 5+6reb+2ast, G.Paumier 5+6reb+2ast
Rouen: J.Fairell 20+8reb+3ast, C.Ponsar 18+11reb+4ast, G.Curier 15+7reb+5ast, J.Woodard 8+6reb+1ast, F.Michel 8+8reb+7ast, S.Bangura 6+2reb
gschID: 484431


St Chamond - Vichy Clermont 92-80

Bottom-ranked Saint Chamond managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against ninth-ranked JA Vichy 92-80. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Saint Chamond players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by JA Vichy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 7 assists. Power forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and David Denave (193-85) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for JA Vichy. Five Saint Chamond and four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Saint Chamond (6-12) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Boulogne. JA Vichy lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: D.Denave 19+3reb+4ast, C.Bronchard 18+6reb+3ast, G.Lessort 12+4reb+1ast, J.Cole 11+6reb+3ast, D.Ware 8+2reb+6ast, A.Labanca 8+1reb+2ast
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 13+3reb+2ast, B.Walker 13+3reb+3ast, K.Larson 13+5reb+1ast, M.Guichard 13+1reb+7ast, S.Gombauld 12+6reb+1ast, J.Rinna 10+7reb+3ast
gschID: 484432


Roanne - Evreux 95-65

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Chorale de Roanne and 12th ranked ALM Evreux had identical 8-9 record. This time Chorale de Roanne used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Evreux 95-65 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. ALM Evreux was better in second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Chorale de Roanne especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. ALM Evreux was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) scored 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Finnish forward Matti Nuutinen (202-90, agency: Blacktop Management) chipped in 21 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne's coach Laurent Pluvy felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Ivorian forward Remi Dibo (201-91, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Chorale de Roanne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Blois and Denain. Loser ALM Evreux dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face Boulazac Basket (#10) on the road in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against Aix-Maurienne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Evreux: A.Anagonye 11+2reb, R.Dibo 11+5reb+1ast, L.Kante 11+2ast, C.Walker 9+6reb+4ast, B.Pinault 7+3reb+3ast, C.Henry 7+2reb+2ast
Roanne: M.Nuutinen 21+2reb+1ast, J.Burton 18+9reb+4ast, A.Kanervo 16+2reb+4ast, C.Cavallo 11+5reb+3ast, A.Rozenfeld 11+3reb+7ast, A.Gavrilovic 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484430


Provence Basket - Boulazac 75-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Provence Basket as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Provence Basket defeated 11th ranked Boulazac Basket in Fos-sur-Mer 75-57. The game without a history. Provence Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Boulazac Basket's 34. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Provence Basket players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) did not help to save the game for Boulazac Basket. Aurelien Salmon (202-87) added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Boulazac Basket will play next round against Chorale de Roanne trying to get back on the winning streak. Provence Basket will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne at Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: J.Williams 14+8reb, A.Salmon 12+6reb, M.Pellin 7+4reb+4ast, A.Kerckhof 7+4reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 4+3reb+1ast, G.Clerc 4+3reb+5ast
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 19+7reb+2ast, M.Dia 12+2reb+1ast, B.Waldow 10+5reb, A.Broussard 10+8reb+2ast, T.Leon 9+4reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 484429


Poitiers - Charleville 90-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-7) against fourteenth ranked Poitiers (8-10) on Friday night. Visiting Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Poitiers in Poitiers 90-74. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 59-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Poitiers made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Poitiers made 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was power forward Mickael Var (205-90) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) who recorded 23 points and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Poitiers moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with seven games lost. Poitiers will meet JA Vichy (#11) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Lille Metropole (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Charleville: W.Brown 23+4reb+1ast, M.Hermannsson 17+2reb+5ast, J.Fouse 11+3reb, D.Bouquet 8+1reb+5ast, W.Mensah 6+2reb+2ast, V.Mukuna 3+4reb+1ast
Poitiers: S.Omar Doumbouya 17+4reb, M.Var 16+9reb, J.Threatt 14+3reb+7ast, A.Thinon 13+1reb+1ast, D.Reed 8+1reb+1ast, C.Leonard 8+2reb
gschID: 484428


Nantes - St Quentin 66-68

Important game to mention about took place in Nantes. Fifteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (8-10) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Nantes (10-8) 68-66 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 21-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Saint-Quentin dominated on the defensive end, holding Nantes to just 6 points in third and fourth quarters. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saint-Quentin made 7 blocks. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Haitian-American guard Eniel Polynice (196-88, college: Seton Hall) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Saint-Quentin's coach Jerome Navier used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Four Nantes players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Nantes dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked ADA Blois (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against the league's second-placed JL Bourg (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Nantes: L.Ekperigin 12+6reb, V.Bigote 12+8reb+2ast, C.McKnight 10+6reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 10+1reb+4ast, R.Kuksiks 9+4ast, V.Fofana 7+4reb
St Quentin: E.Polynice 15+4reb+1ast, R.Rhoomes 11+10reb, P.Drouault 10+1reb+1ast, M.Mutuale 9+2reb+2ast, M.Buval 8+2reb, H.Laroche 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 484427


Lille - Le Havre 65-72

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked STB Le Havre (10-8) beat on the road one of their biggest challengers Lille Metropole (10-8) 72-65 on Friday. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) scored 16 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Josh Greene (183-92, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. STB Le Havre's coach Jean Manuel Sousa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. STB Le Havre moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nantes and Lille. STB Le Havre will face bottom-ranked Saint Chamond (#18) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lille Metropole will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lille: D.Burton 16+4reb+4ast, J.Traore 12+9reb+4ast, T.Ceci-Diop 10+7reb+4ast, D.Jones 10+3reb, B.Pamba-Juille 8+1reb+2ast, J.MBida 6+6reb
Le Havre: J.Greene 16+3reb+4ast, B.King 16+4reb+4ast, R.Martin 13+7reb, D.Odiakosa 10+10reb+2ast, N.Pope 7+3reb+1ast, F.Paschal 6+1reb
gschID: 484426


Maurienne - Bourg 91-82

Round 18 most important game was a defeat of league's leader JL Bourg (13-5). They were defeated by thirteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (8-10) 91-82 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of JL Bourg. JL Bourg was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Aix-Maurienne made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by JL Bourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) to lead the charge for the winners and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) with 24 points and his fellow American import center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) scored 16 points. Five Aix-Maurienne and four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Provence Basket. JL Bourg will play next round against Nantes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Aix-Maurienne will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked ALM Evreux on the road.
Top scorers:
Bourg: G.Sim 24+2reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 16+4reb+2ast, Y.Ndoye 12+8reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 11+2reb+2ast, P.Pelos 7+3reb+1ast, A.Ponjavic 5+3reb+1ast
Maurienne: K.Atamna 22+5reb+3ast, R.Dardaine 16+3reb+1ast, A.Williamson 15+5reb+2ast, R.Rice 14+3ast, M.Sonko 13+5reb+6ast, P.Dambrauskas 9+4reb+2ast
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Tony Mitchell (ex Maccabi Haifa) joins Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Tony Mitchell (203-107kg-92, college: N.Texas). He started the season at Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League. In 17 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg this season. The last summer Mitchell played at Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL where in 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg and 3.7bpg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of North Texas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago.
Mitchell is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Mitchell tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Venezuela (Cocodrilos), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive).

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Misanovic's 19 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old center Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Rabotnicki and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had the game-high 19 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Rabotnicki in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Ohrid AV (#7, 2-9) with 36-point margin 97-61. It allowed Rabotnicki to consolidate first place in the FYR Macedonian league. Rabotnicki have a solid 10-2 record. Misanovic turned to be Rabotnicki's top player in his first season with the team. Misanovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.3rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 67.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Deji Ibitayo (193-G-93, agency: Mansfield and Associates) of Vardar. He is American-Nigerian guard in his first season at Vardar. In the last game Ibitayo recorded impressive 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Vardar lost that game 73-86 to the higher-ranked Kozuv (#4, 7-4). Vardar is still second from the bottom in the standings. 12 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Ibitayo is one of the most experienced players at Vardar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#3). He also registered 7.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Rabotnicki's star - Andrej Maslinko (206-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket). Maslinko scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Rabotnicki, helping his team with a 97-61 easy win against the lower-ranked Ohrid AV (#7, 2-9). Rabotnicki confirms their top position in the standings. Maslinko has a very solid season. In 10 games in FYR Macedonia he scored 7.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Petar Jokic (201-F-91) of Strumica - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Miko Golubovic (206-C-82) of Pelister Bitola - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nikola Djurasovic (197-F-83) of Kozuv - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Viktor Efremovski (191-SF-98) of Rabotnicki - 24 points and 2 rebounds
8. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83) of Kumanovo - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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



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Georgian Superleague round 16 best performance: Maurice Lewis-Briggs - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs (203-F-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) had an amazing evening in the last round for Rustavi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Olimpi (#7, 4-11) with 16-point margin 88-72. Rustavi maintains the 3rd position in Georgian Superleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rustavi will need more victories to improve their 9-7 record. In the team's last game Lewis-Briggs had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Rustavi and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Former Slippery Rock University star has very solid stats this year. Lewis-Briggs is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.5ppg) and averages impressive 62.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Rustavi's star - 31-year old Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85). Atuashvili had a very good evening with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Of course together with Lewis-Briggs he helped Rustavi with another comfortable win 88-72 over the lower-ranked Olimpi (#7, 4-11) being unquestionably team leader. Rustavi's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 9-7 record is not bad at all. Atuashvili is a newcomer at Rustavi, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of league's second-best Kutaisi. Bekauri scored 14 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kutaisi, leading his team to a 75-60 easy win against #4 ranked Sokhumi in a game of the week. Kutaisi is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 12-3 record is not that bad... Bekauri has a great season in Georgia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.4rpg (6th best). He also has 1.8bpg and FGP: 58.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi - 10 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Kaheem Ransom (185-PG) of Mgzavrebi - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Chris Pelcher (208-C-91) of Batumi - 16 points and 12 rebounds
7. Dwayne Lathan (190-G-89) of Sokhumi - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Giorgi Turdzeladze) of Mgzavrebi - 19 points and 3 rebounds
10. Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi - 19 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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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 20-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 19-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 17-3 
 4. Bayreuth 15-5 
 5. ALBA 14-7 
 6. EWE Baskets 13-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 11-8 
 8. Giessen 46ers 10-11 
 9. Ludwigsburg 9-10 
 10. Jena 8-12 
 11. Fraport SKY 8-13 
 12. Walter Tigers 8-16 
 13. Goettingen 7-13 
 14. Bremerhaven 6-13 
 15. Wuerzburg 5-15 
 16. Braunschweig 4-17 
 17. Vechta 1-20 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 10: Bayreuth - Bremerhaven 95-83
Feb. 11: Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers 83-77
Feb. 12: Wuerzburg - Walter Tigers 77-87
Feb. 12: Braunschweig - Ratiopharm 76-100
Feb. 12: Vechta - Telekom Bsk 70-77
Feb. 11: Goettingen - EWE Baskets 63-83
Feb. 12: Fraport SKY - Brose Bask. 57-76
Feb. 12: ALBA - B.Muenchen 56-80
Feb. 15: Brose Bask. - Ludwigsburg
Feb. 17: Jena - Goettingen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.0 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.4 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.9 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .15.8 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.3 
 10. Odum, Wuerzburg15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.7 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 6. Eatherton, Goett.7.0 
 7. Knight, Jena6.7 
 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.6.5 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.2 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Odum, Wuerzburg6.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.9 
 5. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.4 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 6. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 
 10. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 20-2 
 2. Crailsheim 18-5 
 3. Kirchheim 17-5 
 4. Chemnitz 14-7 
 5. Heidelberg 14-8 
 6. Hanau 12-9 
 7. Trier 11-11 
 8. Koeln Rh.Stars 11-12 
 9. Oettinger R. 10-11 
 10. Hamburg 10-12 
 11. Uni Baskets 10-12 
 12. Nuernberg 7-14 
 13. Ehingen 7-15 
 14. Baunach 7-15 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-17 
 16. Dresden 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 12: MBC - Trier 95-70
Feb. 11: Chemnitz - Crailsheim 87-96
Feb. 11: Uni Baskets - Dresden 82-72
Feb. 12: Heidelberg - Koeln Rh.Stars 77-75
Feb. 11: Ehingen - ETB Wohnbau 75-74
Feb. 12: Baunach - Kirchheim 68-79
Feb. 11: Nuernberg - Hamburg 68-70
Feb. 14: Oettinger R. - Hanau


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alexander, ETB W.19.6 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.4 
 3. Watkins, Nuernberg18.5 
 4. Pinkins, Hanau18.5 
 5. Nikolic, Baunach18.1 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC16.1 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Robertson, Koeln R.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.8 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.8 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.3 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.2 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.1 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.8 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.9 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.1 
 3. Moore, Ehingen6.0 
 4. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz5.4 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Adams, Uni Baskets5.3 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Watkins, Nuernberg5.3 
 10. Schmitz, Trier5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 3. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 5. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.5 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.1 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 9. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.8 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim1.8 
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. King, Koeln R.1.4 
 6. van, Trier1.3 
 7. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 8. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 9. Pantelic, MBC1.1 
 10. Wolf, Hamburg1.1 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 14-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 14-5 
 3. Iserlohn 12-7 
 4. Oldenburg 12-7 
 5. Bochum 11-8 
 6. Schalke 10-9 
 7. Itzehoe 9-10 
 8. Rist Wedel 8-11 
 9. Rostock 8-11 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 7-12 
 11. Stahnsdorf 6-13 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-16 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 14-5 
 2. Weissenhorn 14-5 
 3. Elchingen 12-6 
 4. Bayer Giants 12-7 
 5. FC Bayern II 11-7 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 10-8 
 7. Dragons 8-11 
 8. Wuerzburg 8-11 
 9. Licher Baeren 7-12 
 10. Fraport SKY II 6-12 
 11. Leipzig 6-13 
 12. Noerdlingen 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

North

Feb. 12: Stahnsdorf - Rostock 91-83
Feb. 11: Bernau - Recklinghausen 83-64
Feb. 11: Itzehoe - Schalke 72-75
Feb. 11: Wolfenbuettel - Iserlohn 69-68
Feb. 12: Rist Wedel - Oldenburg 69-63
Feb. 11: Bochum - Art.Dragons 68-77

South

Feb. 11: Wuerzburg - Fraport SKY II 89-85
Feb. 11: Karlsruhe BG - Bayer Giants 87-79
Feb. 12: Leipzig - Karlsruhe PS 86-66
Feb. 11: Noerdlingen - Dragons 80-78
Feb. 11: Licher Baeren - FC Bayern II 67-79
Feb. 11: Elchingen - Weissenhorn 66-79


Amir Carraway (ETB Wohnbau Baskets) I Have Unfinished Business In The Pro A - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91, college: Chico St.) is a 25 year old 198cm forward playing his third professional season and first with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (Germany-ProA). He played at Chico State from 2010-2014 playing a total of 117 games and as a senior played 33 games averaging 13.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 81.3%. He started his professional career in 2014 with SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA) playing 22 games averaging 3.9ppg, 1.7rpg. Last season he played with SC Rist Wedel (Germany-ProB, starting five): 17 games: 12.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 83.3%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Amir welcome back to Germany. Time really flies. It seems like it was only yesterday when you were a rookie with SC Rasta Vechta. You keep coming back to Germany as you have signed with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets. What are you looking forward most to doing on the court again?

I'm excited to be back here in Essen where my last game in ProA was. In my first week being here with ETB Wohnbau Baskets we've already got a win and I'm looking forward to keeping that up.


You signed in mid season. How difficult was the last 9 months between the Wedel and Essen jobs? How difficult was it not losing faith and being positive about getting a new job?

I wouldn't call it difficult at all. It's hard to be mad when you live in California during the summertime. Anyone who follows me on Snapchat sees the same thing everyday. I get my conditioning in, I get my work in on the court, and I get in the weight room. It's simple & repetitive but I love it. The extended time off allowed me to attend two different weddings with close friends. I got a chance to work with the NBA2K franchise on their upcoming game. I got a chance to go back to Chico State in both the summer and the fall to watch the newest players prove themselves. I finally saw my Raiders play in the Coliseum and I even made it to a Drake and Kanye concert. These are things people don't realize we sacrifice leaving home but I was fortunate to do that and spend Thanksgiving with my family which is something I haven't been able to do for a long time.

You had a solid season in Pro B with SC Rist Wedel. Why did it take so long to find a new job? You obviously were waiting for that perfect opportunity, but how important was it for you playing at the best possible level?

Very important. I love competing against the best. That's why I play the game. I had an opportunity in the middle of preseason to join one of the top clubs in Poland. My father at the time had a major surgery coming up and being that I was available to take care of him I chose to. I knew I would be able to make a team by Christmas break.

You have replaced American Lakeem Jackson and are joining a 4-13 team that is in 15th place. What do you feel will you be the most vital thing that you will be able to provide for the team right away?

I'm here to add more fire power to the team. Starting with defense. Coach is confident about what I can do offensively, but it starts with defense. We have many talented players here and I feel as though I'm just the extra boost we need to get us over the top to get back to winning games.


How motivated are you to show everyone at the Pro A level that you have game after never really getting a real chance as a rookie with SC Rasta Vechta?

The motivation is definitely through the roof. It's unfortunate the Rasta fans could only see a glimpse of my game and what I brought, but I have unfinished business in the ProA. At one point we had 7 Americans on the roster and with the import rule only allowing 3 to play at a time, I fell victim to it. My teammates definitely knew what I was capable of. I think it was something like if I played more than 15 minutes, then I scored in double figures. I'll definitely have more opportunities to show what I'm capable of and with a great group of guys.


Besides helping the team win, what goals have you set for your own game? You are 2 years older and are back in the very competitive and highly skilled Pro A.

My primary goal is to have a good year and prove that I belong in this league. When the clock runs out I want the opponent to know I just gave them hell.


Last season you played for SC Rist Wedel (Germany-ProB) playing 17 games: 12.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 83.3%. How do you feel has your game developed further since your rookie season in Vechta?

I've seen both sides of the spectrum in terms of rookie reserve my first year to being a key guy my second. Last year Coach Claxton needed someone to come in and help move the team up from the bottom of the standings. He needed a player with leadership and that could fit to make an instant impact. Not only did we do that but we were playing our best basketball right at the end and finished a spot under playoffs. Individually, I think my versatility is my greatest strength. Before coming to SC Rist I never had to worry about initiating offense or being the team's primary ball handler. When a few of our guards were injured, Coach Claxton again challenged me to take on some of those responsibilities and I thought I responded pretty well. It really helped expand my game to see exactly what a point guard goes through night in and night out.

The ETB Wohnbau Baskets give up 81 points per game. Do you feel as though you will be able to impact the defense with your athleticism?

Athleticism is a plus but it's more about heart. Understanding the defensive concepts as well as your opponents tendencies is what gives you the best chance to defend. You still have to be able to communicate with your teammates and that was one of the key reasons why Coach Krisanovic brought me in.


Your rookie season obviously wasn't easy as you got very limited minutes. What did you learn from this experience that made you stronger as a player and person?

I learned a lot my first year man. On the court Coach Arigbabu with his National team, EuroCup, and German Cup experience taught me footwork and concepts only a guy from his caliber could know which made basketball easy. Pat Elzie, also a good coach, gave me confidence and always brought out my best. I had the best veteran group I think any rookie could have. Ahmad Smith taught me P/R concepts and details. Off the court, Chase Griffin and Donald Lawson simply showed me day in and day out what it takes to be a pro with their focus, work ethic, and professionalism.

How important was it battling a guy like Vinnie Bailey every day in practice who was a rookie like you? How did the competitive spirit help your game?

We never really went against each other being that I was a guard and he was a big, but from day one when I first met him, we got in the gym together and put in the work. Before he became a starter, our unit with me, him, Kevin Smit, and Big Ollie always had produced a positive +/-. The friendship only continued after that. We kept each other mentally ready and focused. We challenge each other still to this day and hold each other to higher expectations. Coming from a DII school, there's always a chip on our shoulder and we're not afraid to go at anyone. He's about to have another great season this year in Morocco.


Last season with SC Rist Wedel, you played with very talented young German Louis Olinde who moved on to Bamberg now and has a double license to play with Pro A team Baunach. How excited are you to play him again this season to see where his development is now?

Very excited. He should know that I'm coming at him. I loved playing with Lou. That was my rook. From when he left during the season to fulfill his duties with the U-18 National Team and when he returned, he really started tapping in to some of his abilities. I still don't think he knows how far he can really take his game. The sky is the limit for him.


If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore, which 4 heads would you choose?

MJ, Magic, Tim Duncan, Kareem (Not yet LeBron fans)

Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs. Where does he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with where he stands as the best of all-time?
Right now he's definitely in the Top 10. There's no debate about that. He's already the greatest SF of all time. If he wins another one this year, I think he solidifies himself in the Top 5.

Where do you rank Kevin Garnett with the best power forwards that ever played the game?

He's Top 5 maybe even Top 3. It's a tough position against the likes of Dirk, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and the great Tim Duncan.


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

It's definitely up there. That's the one guy you don't want to get going. What's crazy to me is that in both of his career highs, he has sat out the entire fourth quarter which leaves you thinking of what could've happened.


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?

When you are averaging a triple double and leading the league in both scoring and efficiency against the best players in the world, I think so. He is this year's MVP so far and is making a case against LeBron as #1 regardless.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Creed and Whiplash


Thanks Amir for the chat.




The Fraport Skyliners Experience Black Sunday Getting Plastered By Brose Bamberg 76-57 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the 80's in the NBA, each teams season game that separated them from the other games was battling against top teams Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers while in the early 90's and late 90's, the big draw for each team was when the Chicago Bulls came town especially for the autograph collectors who would never see a Michael Jordan until he was in the arena because he never stayed in the same hotel with his team. Now a days the Cavs and Lebron James and Golden State Warriors with the Splash brothers and Kevin Durant excite the fans most when they come to town while in Europe, the arena's, players and excitement level may all be a tad less than in the NBA, but in the EasyCredit BBL, there is almost that yearly NBA flair with Brose Bamberg as they are always sporting that ex NBA player like the last two seasons with Kentucky Wild Cat stand out Darius Miller (202-G-90, college: Kentucky) and this growing Euroleague team is the absolute draw in every arena in Germany as the season isn't complete with having annoyed them at least a bit or having accomplished the impossible sending them home with a loss and being disgruntled. This season, Brose Bamberg haven't been a one man show at the top, but have had fierce competition from the Rising BBL team ratiopharm Ulm that have surprised the whole league at 19-0 and have snatched away the number one position from freak city, but are still mowing down the BBL teams having a 18-1 record at the moment and have a five game winning streak and are the best ranked defensive team and third best offensive team in the league. The Fraport Skyliners continue to be a team finding itself as they rebounded off a nasty blow out loss in Munich by carving out an impressive 90-80 Champions League win five days ago and are in good position to advance thanks to the Mike Morrison show as he scored a career high 35 points owning the paint area for a day. However in the EasyCredit BBL, rebounding from their tough defeat in Munich wasn't going to be easy against defending champion Bamberg as they never had a chance on this night as the Fraport Skyliners experienced Black Sunday getting plastered by Brose Bamberg 76-57. Frankfurt started off slow and never got into the game trailing by as much as 20 plus points. They did play a better second half, but had given up too many points in the first half to have any kind of chance. 'We lost this game in the first half. Bamberg took us out of our offense. We never got into our sets as one guy always was forced to do it alone as they switched very well on defense. We had no ball movement and Bamberg did what they wanted to on offense as we weren't on the same page on defense. We played with better intensity in the second half and had a good mentality where we all defended well', stressed Fraport Skyliner German Stefan Ilzhoefer. For Brose Bamberg it was another normal day at the office as they worked hard to get a big lead and hold it for 40 minutes even if they did suffer very minor lapses in the second half. 2012 NCAA champion Darius Miller of Kentucky was pleased with the victory of his club. 'This was a good win for us. Frankfurt is a talented team and it is always hard to play here. We lost here last year and were very focused to win tonight. We were very disciplined on defense and had a normal offensive game attacking whenever it was most advantageous', said Darius Miller. For Quantez Robertson it was also another normal day at the office as the autograph requests were as never ending as usual after the game even after a loss and one could feel that he took this loss very hard. 'Bamberg ran their plays well. We were unable to execute on offense and didn't talk on defense or rebound the ball well. We also didn't play tough or together', added ex Auburn standout Quantez Robertson.

The Fraport Skyliners played in front of a sellout crowd and the first thing that stood out was their untypical black jerseys that they once wore before back in the 2003-2004 season, but this time it was an early promotion for the club's benefit gala to be held in March where the motto is always come in a black tuxedo and sneakers. The black jersey's could later have been seen as a bad omen as after 40 minutes they had witnessed their own Black Sunday. Bamberg got going quickly getting off to a 8-0 lead. They stopped Frankfurt's first four possessions and on offense got solid support from Miller and German national player Maodo Lo from downtown and ex Alba Berlin forward Leon Radosevic was very aggressive in the early going scoring inside. Frankfurt finally got on the board with rookie Shavon Shields free throws to cut the lead to 8-2. Frankfurt was forced to to much one on one on this day and Shields is the best player on his team that can finish alone and did scoring on a pretty reverse lay up getting his team's first field goal of the contest at the 5.40 minute mark. Robertson then made one free throw cutting the Bamberg lead to 8-5 on a 5-0 run. However Bamberg's offense doesn't get ruffled often and it is only a matter of time before they continue to be a wrecking crew as ex Boston college Eagle Patrick Heckmann connected on a catch and pop trey and Miller hit a 20 footer for the 13-5 Bamberg advantage. Bamberg continued to attack and closed out the first quarter with a strong 13-5 run to lead 26-10. Bamberg has so many weapons and players come and go during the game and just when one thinks it's time for a breather, in comes top German national player Daniel Theis who is a beast on the glass as he finished twice with a tip in dunk and a two handed dunk. Latvian national player Jan Strelnieks tested his 41% three point shooting percentage nailing one from the parking lot. 'Bamberg did a good job scoring much under the basket. They shot at a high percentage and did a good job switching on defense keeping us out of rhythm on offense', stressed Stefan Ilzhoefer. The Brose Bamberg were shooting 53% from the field 67% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 18% from the field and 0% form outside. Bamberg had the 9-8 rebound edge and one turnover while Frankfurt had three turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Brose Bamberg continued to dominate the game totally stifling the Fraport Skyliners offense as they were a wall that couldn't be climbed. Frankfurt actually got on the board first with a Mike Morrison hook shot, but that start didn't get Bamberg out of their game plan as they continued to attack on both ends and went on an annoying 8-0 run to extend their lead to 34-12. Ex EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-SerieA) forward Leon Radosevic continued to be lethal in the paint as he connected twice and Greek national player Nikolaos Zisis scored on transition. After a Robertson lay in in traffic, then came a frightening moment where Bamberg guard Lucca Staiger lay on the floor for minutes while being treated and was later brought to the hospital with a concussion. Bamberg then displayed fine ball movement as Italian national player Nicolo Mello passed up a good shot for a great shot letting Zisis take the honors netting a trey for the 37-14 Bamberg lead. Then came an extraordinary burst of energy from Mike Morrison and AJ English as the latter found the big man twice in a row with alley-oop dunks cutting the Bamberg lead to 37-18. After a nifty back door pass from ex Marquette (NCAA) American Jerel Mcneal to Theis for the hard two handed jam, it was Shields countering with a tough trey to cut the Bamberg lead to 39-21. Frankfurt lived in little spurts on offense, but couldn't get consecutive stops and let Bamberg close out the second quarter with an overwhelming 11-4 run to lead 50-25 at the break. In the run, Brose Bamberg was led by Theis's five points as he continued to be extremely active on the offensive glass coming away with two hard dunks, Mcneal hit a jumper and Zisis connected on free throws. 'Bamberg played great defense in the second quarter. They didn't let us play our game and forced us to too much one on one play. Bamberg have the best defenders in that situation', added Stefan Ilzhoefer. Brose Bamberg was shooting 59% from the field and 71% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 31% from the field and 11% from the three point line. Bamberg had the 17-12 rebound edge and four turnovers while Frankfurt had five turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners played their best quarter in the third, but were down by so many that it was impossible to make a real dent in the huge Bamberg lead. Bamberg did get on the board first with a pretty Lo 20 footer step back jumper, but Frankfurt struck back with a 6-0 run halting Bamberg on three consecutive possessions. Frankfurt got a hook shot from German Niklas Kiel, a Shields runner and Kwame Vaughn free throws to cut the Bamberg lead to 53-31. Frankfurt played out their possessions better in the third quarter even if there was still an abundance of one on one plays, they executed better. Vaughn who hadn't had much going on in his offensive game hitting for only 8 points in the game scored on back to back jumpers cutting the Bamberg lead to 58-35. Frankfurt also got a bucket from little used German big man Mahir Agva who got the quick pass from Vaughn. Ex Iona (NCAA) guard AJ English was also given a welcome to the EasyCredit BBL best team Brose Bamberg as he was totally taken out of the game in the first half, but found some daylight in the stretch run of the third as he nailed a three point bank shot and then connected on a fade away to cut the Bamberg lead to 63-46. English finished with five points, three rebounds and three assists. Lo closed out the third quarter with a lay in as Brose Bamberg led 65-46. 'We played better defense in the third quarter. Our defense led to easy buckets on offense. We didn't need as much set play as our good defense led to transition baskets', said Stefan ilzhoefer. Brose Bamberg were shooting 57% from the field and 50% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 38% from the field and 15% from the parking lot. Bamberg had the 21-19 rebound edge and both teams had nine turnovers apiece.

In the fourth quarter, there was lees scoring as it seemed like both teams wanted to just get this game over with. Brose Bamberg let their aggressive defense do numbers on Frankfurt stopping their first five possessions, but couldn't take advantage of it except for a Strelnieks trey. Bamberg was defending hard as always, but they had lost focus on offense not running down their plays for the best shot, but often making inferior decisions taking quicker shots. Finish national player Shawn Huff finally got Frankfurt out of their scoring funk as he nailed back to back buckets cutting the Bamberg advantage to 68-50. Both teams closed out the game with respective runs as Bamberg started off with an uneventful 8-0 run as Lo nailed a trey, Theis scored inside and ex Los Angeles Laker Elias Harris hit free throws as Bamberg was going through crunch-time with the commanding 76-50 lead. Frankfurt closed out the game scoring the last 7 points of the game as Shields hit a three pointer, Robertson nailed free throws and 17 year old German Wunderkind Isaac Bonga dished up the wonderful alley-oop toss to Shields who rammed the ball home ending the game. 'I don't think that we lost focus in the second half. We still moved the ball well and got easy baskets. We also defended well getting the ball into the open floor leading to easy baskets', commented Darius Miller. 'I think that Bamberg let up a bit and didn't have as good of shot selection. I thought we continued to play good defense', added Stefan Ilzhoefer. Brose Bamberg was led by Daniel Theis with 16 points and seven rebounds. Janis Strelnieks and Nikolaos Zisis added 12 points apiece and Maodo Lo contributed 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Shavon Shields with 18 points and seven rebounds. Brose Bamberg shot 50% from the field and 41% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners shot 38% from the field and 20% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 30-26, but had 17 turnovers while Brose Bamberg coughed up the ball14 times.



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 16-1 
 2. Olympiacos 15-1 
 3. AEK Athens 14-3 
 4. Aris 10-7 
 5. Kolossos HH 9-7 
 6. PAOK 9-8 
 7. Lavrio 7-10 
 8. AGOR 7-10 
 9. Promitheas 6-11 
 10. Koroivos 6-11 
 11. Trikalla 6-11 
 12. Apollon Patras 5-12 
 13. Kymis 5-12 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 11: Apollon Patras - PAOK 88-79
Feb. 11: AEK Athens - Trikalla 87-82
Feb. 11: Aris - Promitheas 80-64
Feb. 11: Lavrio - AGOR 73-62
Feb. 11: Doxa Lefkadas - Koroivos 65-69
Feb. 12: Kymis - Panathinaikos 54-77
Feb. 13: Kolossos HH - Olympiacos


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Panionios 16-1 
 2. Doukas 14-2 
 3. Iraklis 14-3 
 4. Faros 11-5 
 5. Aiolos Astakou 10-7 
 6. Psyhiko 9-8 
 7. AE Larissas 9-8 
 8. Ethnikos 8-9 
 9. Holargos 8-9 
 10. Amyntas Dafnis 7-10 
 11. Doxa Pefkon 7-10 
 12. Arkadikos 6-11 
 13. Kavala 5-11 
 14. Irakleio 4-12 
 15. GS Larissas 4-13 
 16. Pagrati 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 12: Irakleio - GS Larissas 94-73
Feb. 11: Aiolos Astakou - Faros 84-88
Feb. 11: Panionios - Kavala 73-50
Feb. 11: Doxa Pefkon - Amyntas Dafnis 70-66
Feb. 11: Iraklis - Arkadikos 70-64
Feb. 11: Pagrati - Doukas 67-93
Feb. 11: Psyhiko - Ethnikos 61-48
Feb. 11: AE Larissas - Holargos 55-85


Dimitris Itoudis rebuffs offer to coach Greek national-team - by David Pick

Dimitris Itoudis declined an offer from the Greek federation to inherit the Men's Senior national-team ahead of Eurobasket 2017, according to sources.

Per sources, Itoudis, officials for CSKA Moscow, and head of the Greek national-team, met in Russia to discuss the possibility of putting the reigning Euroleague winner on the floor as head coach of the Greek Senior squad.

However, amid CSKA's run at back-to-back Euroleague titles, given the intense Euroleague format, and in wake of the new FIBA games that will overlap with the 2017-2018 season, all parties had to abort mission, and agreed to revisit it in the future.

Itoudis is under contract with CSKA until 2019, and for him to take over the Greek team, he'd warrant a long-term contract, plus hire his Moscow assistants - ingredients that would leave the club without its lead staff for a substantial period of time during the EuroBasket tournament.

"Obviously, to work for the national-team is an honor for any coach. We truly appreciate the Greek Federation for its choice to hire CSKA coach. I personally have huge respect to Mr. Vassilakopoulos as a bright leader of European basketball," said CSKA president Andrey Vatutin. "At the same time, the national-team is not just a challenge, but also a huge load, responsibility and pressure. Itoudis' departure to the national-team is connected to factors that worry us. Being the national-team coach, would not allow for Dimitris to fully recover physically and mentally after an exhausting season with or club. He will not be focused in full on combining his national-team duties with CSKA, forcing him to miss significant time of training camp."

"There has been great desire on my side and on the federation's side to take over the big project of our national-team. It would be an honor for me to work for the national-team and lead it to success," Itoudis released in a statement. "However, after discussions with both my club and the federation, we realized that it would be practically impossible with the current calendars to provide the right services to both since with they deserve full attention in order to have the success that I envision for them. Therefore, we agreed that we will revisit the issue at some other point in time. I want to thank the Greek federation and Mr. Vasilakopoulos for his trust and I am sure we'll have the chance to work together in the future."




Kymis tab Dion Dixon, ex Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted GS Kymis (A1) inked 28-year old American point guard Dion Dixon (190-89, college: Cincinnati). He played most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 11 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg last season. Dixon also played that season for Sagesse (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league where in 8 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.9apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Dixon was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in fifth round (72nd overall).
The former University of Cincinnati standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Import of the Year award back in 2014.
Dixon is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Dixon has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars) and Lebanon (Homenetmen).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eredivisie Round 19: Dukes UDB defeat Amsterdam in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 19 in the Eredivisie took place in Den Bosch. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-12) to fourth ranked Dukes UDB (9-10) 64-62 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Amsterdam won third quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Justin Watts (196-90, college: N.Carolina) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Max Van-Schaik (210-91, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Dukes UDB maintains fourth place with 9-10 record. Amsterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Dukes UDB are looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#7) at home in the next round. Amsterdam will play against the league's second-placed Leiden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Zwolle (13-6) against eighth ranked Weert (2-17) on Saturday night. Visiting Zwolle was defeated by Weert in a tough game in Weert 66-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Joost Padberg (202-91) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Aleek Pauline accounted for 7 points and 7 rebounds. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds for Zwolle in the defeat. Weert maintains eighth place with 2-17 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Leiden. Weert will play against league's leader Groningen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zwolle will play against Rotterdam and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eredivisie top team - Groningen (18-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Leeuwarden (6-13) 84-74. Chase Fieler fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Denton Koon produced 22 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Groningen have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 18-1 record. Leeuwarden lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Groningen will meet at home bottom-ranked Weert (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leeuwarden will play against Dukes UDB in Den Bosch and hope to secure a win.
The game in Rotterdam was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Leiden (13-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Rotterdam (8-11). Leiden managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rotterdam. Worth to mention a great performance of Daviyon Draper who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Leiden. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Zwolle. Rotterdam at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Leiden's next round opponent will be Amsterdam (#6) on the road. Rotterdam will play against Zwolle and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Leeuwarden - Groningen 74-84

Eredivisie top team - Groningen (18-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Leeuwarden (6-13) 84-74. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Leeuwarden's 44. American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 24 points. American forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import point guard George Marshall (186-92, college: S.Dakota St.) added 19 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Four Groningen and five Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. Groningen have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 18-1 record. Leeuwarden lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Groningen will meet at home bottom-ranked Weert (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leeuwarden will play against Dukes UDB in Den Bosch and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: D.Koon 22+6reb, G.Marshall 19+2reb+7ast, D.Hope 11+2reb+3ast, M.Lufile 10+13reb+1ast, J.Gregory 10+7reb+7ast, L.Peterson 2+1reb
Groningen: D.Pasalic 24+4reb+1ast, C.Fieler 16+13reb+4ast, A.Smith 12+7reb+1ast, L.Jeter 12+6reb+5ast, S.Cunningham 7+2reb+1ast, A.Slagter 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 477727


Rotterdam - Leiden 74-80

The game in Rotterdam was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Leiden (13-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Rotterdam (8-11). Leiden managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rotterdam. The guests were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-16 Rotterdam's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-74 at the end of the game. Leiden players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Rotterdam's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) answered with 30 points and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Rotterdam. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Leiden. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Zwolle. Rotterdam at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Leiden's next round opponent will be Amsterdam (#6) on the road. Rotterdam will play against Zwolle and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: L.Anderson 30+4reb+5ast, J.Marshall 14+11reb+3ast, G.Mays 11+6reb+1ast, T.Theeuwkens 6+4reb, M.Kok 4+1reb+1ast, L.Steijn 4+3reb
Leiden: T.Koenis 20+7reb+1ast, D.Draper 19+9reb+5ast, R.Jansen 14+2reb+5ast, J.Lee 11+4reb+4ast, J.Voorn 11+1reb+2ast, M.Kherrazi 3+7reb+7ast
gschID: 477726


Weert - Zwolle 74-66

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Zwolle (13-6) against eighth ranked Weert (2-17) on Saturday night. Visiting Zwolle was defeated by Weert in a tough game in Weert 66-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. Zwolle was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 41-30 second half run of Weert. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Joost Padberg (202-91) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. American-French point guard Aleek Pauline (185-87, college: Norfolk St.) accounted for 7 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds and American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) added 15 points respectively for Zwolle in the defeat. Weert maintains eighth place with 2-17 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Leiden. Weert will play against league's leader Groningen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zwolle will play against Rotterdam and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: C.Vette 15+3reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 13+6reb+2ast, O.Schaftenaar 9+1reb, J.Tiller 8+1reb+1ast, J.Yoho 8+9reb, F.Vos 7+4reb
Weert: J.Padberg 16+5reb+3ast, K.Averink 13+1reb+1ast, R.Van Ravensteijn 8+4reb+4ast, A.Pauline 7+7reb+3ast, D.Rosenmuller 7+2reb+1ast, J.van Vugt 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 477725


Dukes UDB - Amsterdam 64-62

The most exciting game of round 19 in the Eredivisie took place in Den Bosch. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-12) to fourth ranked Dukes UDB (9-10) 64-62 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Amsterdam won third quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Justin Watts (196-90, college: N.Carolina) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Max Van-Schaik (210-91, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Dukes UDB maintains fourth place with 9-10 record. Amsterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Dukes UDB are looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#7) at home in the next round. Amsterdam will play against the league's second-placed Leiden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: M.Van Schaik 20+10reb, D.Van Der Horst 11+4reb+2ast, S.de Randamie 11+7reb+2ast, A.Roye 8+5reb+8ast, G.Slagter 5+4reb+3ast, H.Kherrazi 5+2reb+1ast
Dukes UDB: J.Watts 19+6reb+3ast, C.Mitchell 18+15reb+3ast, M.Aarts 9+9reb, K.Akerboom 7, S.McWhorter 5+4reb+6ast, M.Bouwknecht 4+2reb+1ast
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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Alba 15-3 
 2. Falco KC 12-6 
 3. Kormend 12-6 
 4. Kaposvari 12-6 
 5. Szolnok 11-7 
 6. ZTE KK 11-7 
 7. PVSK Pannon 10-8 
 8. Sopron KC 9-9 
 9. KTE-Duna 8-10 
 10. Szedeak 8-10 
 11. Jaszberenyi 6-12 
 12. Atomeromu 5-13 
 13. Vasas 4-14 
 14. MAFC 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 11: Szolnok - MAFC 93-77
Feb. 11: Alba - Jaszberenyi 92-80
Feb. 12: ZTE KK - Kormend 85-88
Feb. 12: Vasas - Sopron KC 83-87
Feb. 11: KTE-Duna - PVSK Pannon 79-85
Feb. 11: Atomeromu - Kaposvari 78-82
Feb. 11: Falco KC - Szedeak 74-69

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 25: MAFC - Szedeak
Feb. 25: Atomeromu - Alba
Feb. 25: Jaszberenyi - Vasas
Feb. 25: Kaposvari - KTE-Duna
Feb. 25: Kormend - Falco KC
Feb. 25: PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK
Feb. 25: Sopron KC - Szolnok



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  INDONESIA  

Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Feb. 11: Satya Wacana - Pacific Caesar 88-96
Feb. 11: JNE BSC - Garuda 56-76
Feb. 11: Bima Perkasa - Satria Muda 51-93
Feb. 11: Hang Tuah - Pelita Jaya 49-72

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 18: Pelita Jaya - NSH GMC
Feb. 18: Garuda - Bima Perkasa
Feb. 18: JNE BSC - Satya Wacana
Feb. 18: Aspac - Hang Tuah



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  IRAQ  

Standings - D1

Superleague Standings
 1. Al Shurtah 9-1 
 2. Al Nift 8-2 
 3. Nift Al-Janoub 8-2 
 4. Al Kahraba 8-3 
 5. Al Mina 8-3 
 6. Al Karkh 6-5 
 7. Al Hilla 5-5 
 8. Al-Tadamoun 4-6 
 9. Iraqi Airways 4-7 
 10. An Nasiriyah 1-9 
 11. Al Suleikh 1-10 
 12. Zakho 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 10: Al Suleikh - Al Kahraba 63-96
Feb. 11: Al Mina - Al Karkh 117-99
Feb. 13: Al Shurtah - Al-Tadamoun
Feb. 14: Zakho - Nift Al-Janoub
Feb. 15: Iraqi Airways - Al Nift
Feb. 17: An Nasiriyah - Al Hilla



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Tony Mitchell (ex Maccabi Haifa) joins Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Tony Mitchell (203-107kg-92, college: N.Texas). He started the season at Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League. In 17 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg this season. The last summer Mitchell played at Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL where in 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg and 3.7bpg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of North Texas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago.
Mitchell is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Mitchell tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Venezuela (Cocodrilos), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 12: EA7 Armani - Brescia 93-79
Feb. 12: Banco di Srd - AV Cantu 80-65
Feb. 12: Enel Brindisi - Openjobmetis V. 80-58
Feb. 12: Scandone AV - VL Pesaro 79-62
Feb. 12: Umana VE - Grissin Bon RE 73-74
Feb. 12: Betaland Cdo - Dolomiti En. TR 63-71
Feb. 12: Vanoli CR - Auxilium TO 117-82
Feb. 13: The Flexx PT - JuveCaserta


Standings - Lega 2

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

Regular Season: Round 21

East

Feb. 12: Roseto - Unieuro Forli 82-80
Feb. 12: Chieti - Udine APU 81-70
Feb. 12: F.Kontatto BO - Mantova 80-79
Feb. 12: Recanati - Verona 77-69
Feb. 12: Jesi - Piacenza 75-61
Feb. 11: Ravenna - Alma Trieste 71-63
Feb. 11: Treviso Basket - Virtus Bologna 64-57
Feb. 12: Bondi Ferrara - Imola 62-85

West

Feb. 12: Latina Basket - Roma Virtus 93-91
Feb. 12: Lighthouse TR - Treviglio 92-90
Feb. 12: Scafati - Legnano 91-84
Feb. 12: Angelico Biella - Agropoli 88-78
Feb. 12: Mens Sana 1871 - Agrigento 79-72
Feb. 12: Tortona - FCM Ferentino 78-69
Feb. 12: Eurobasket Roma - Rieti 73-81
Feb. 12: Viola RC - Novipiu Casale 60-67


Standings - B1

Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Moncalieri 14-5 
 2. Omegna 14-6 
 3. Montecatini 11-8 
 4. Valsesia 11-8 
 5. USE Basket 11-8 
 6. San Miniato 11-9 
 7. Piombino 11-9 
 8. Fiorentina 10-9 
 9. Varese Robur 10-9 
 10. Bottegone 9-11 
 11. Sangiorgese 9-11 
 12. Cecina 8-11 
 13. Siena Virtus 8-12 
 14. Oleggio 7-13 
 15. Domodossola 6-13 
 16. Firenze Enic 6-14 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 17-3 
 2. Bergamo 17-3 
 3. Piacenza 15-5 
 4. Cento 14-6 
 5. Faenza 12-8 
 6. Lecco 12-8 
 7. Crema 10-10 
 8. Padova 10-10 
 9. Desio 9-11 
 10. Milano Urania 8-12 
 11. Reggio Emilia 8-13 
 12. Vicenza 6-14 
 13. San Vendemiano 6-14 
 14. Volpino AltoSeb. 6-14 
 15. Sestu 6-15 
 16. Iseo 5-15 
Group C
 1. Napoli Cuore 19-2 
 2. Valmontone 17-3 
 3. Palestrina 17-4 
 4. Cassino 14-6 
 5. Barcellona 13-6 
 6. Roma Luiss 11-9 
 7. Catanzaro 10-9 
 8. Forli Tigers 10-12 
 9. Scauri 9-10 
 10. Cefalu 9-10 
 11. Teramo 8-10 
 12. Patti 6-14 
 13. Roma Vis Nova 5-13