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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 20-0 
 2 Partizan 15-5 
 3 Cedevita 15-6 
 4 Buducnost 14-6 
 5 Cibona 11-9 
 6 Igokea 9-11 
 7 Un.Olimpija 9-11 
 8 FMP 8-12 
 9 Karpos Sokoli 8-12 
 10 Mega Leks 7-14 
 11 Mornar Bar 7-14 
 12 Krka 7-14 
 13 MZT Skopje 6-14 
 14 Zadar 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: Mornar Bar - Cedevita 74-79
Feb. 4: Krka - Mega Leks 73-82
Feb. 5: Un.Olimpija - MZT Skopje
Feb. 4: Karpos Sokoli - FMP
Feb. 6: Cibona - Buducnost
Feb. 5: Partizan - Crvena Zvezda
Feb. 5: Igokea - Zadar


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.8 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.0 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.9 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.1 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.5 
 7. Covic, FMP15.3 
 8. Hatcher, Partizan15.2 
 9. Labovic, Karpos S.14.6 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Lukovic, Krka8.2 
 3. Kaba, Mega Leks8.0 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.8 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Klassen, Buducnost7.1 
 7. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.8 
 8. Bolden, FMP6.8 
 9. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 10. Scott, MZT Skopje6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.3 
 2. Covic, FMP6.8 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.3 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.2 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.9 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 9. Radivojevic, Igokea4.6 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vukota PAVIC
  Mornar Bar
  (203-C-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.9 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar1.8 
 3. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 4. Ramljak, Zadar1.7 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Kaba, Mega Leks1.7 
 7. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.6 
 8. Rozic, Cibona1.6 
 9. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 10. Reynolds, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. Austin, FMP2.0 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. James, Buducnost1.6 
 5. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 6. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Davidovac, FMP1.2 
 9. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 



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  ALBANIA  

Standings - A1

Superliga Standings
 1. SK Tirana 10-1 
 2. Teuta 8-3 
 3. Vllaznia 6-5 
 4. Kamza Basket 6-5 
 5. Ardhmeria 3-8 
 6. Flamurtari 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 3: Teuta - Kamza Basket 78-86
Feb. 3: SK Tirana - Vllaznia 73-67
Feb. 4: Flamurtari - Ardhmeria 27-59


Superliga Round 11: Teuta upset by Kamza Basket - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Teuta (8-3) and fourth ranked Kamza Basket (6-5) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Teuta was defeated by Kamza Basket in a tough game in Durres 78-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Teuta. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-23. But Teuta won second period 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kamza Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with Vllaznia. Teuta at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost.
An exciting game was played in Tirana. First ranked SK Tirana faced 3rd placed Vllaznia Shkodra. Host SK Tirana (10-1) defeated guests from Shkodra (6-5) 73-67. SK Tirana have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Defending champion Vllaznia Shkodra keeps the third position with five games lost. They share it with Kamza Basket.
Bottom-ranked Flamurtari (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 59-27 loss to fifth ranked Ardhmeria (3-8) in Vlore on Saturday evening. Newly promoted Ardhmeria maintains fifth place with 3-8 record. Loser Flamurtari still closes the standings with 11 games lost.

Flamurtari - Ardhmeria 27-59

Bottom-ranked Flamurtari (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 59-27 loss to fifth ranked Ardhmeria (3-8) in Vlore on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Ardhmeria 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 5 points in fourth quarter and to 12 points in second half. Newly promoted Ardhmeria maintains fifth place with 3-8 record. Loser Flamurtari still closes the standings with 11 games lost.
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Teuta - Kamza Basket 78-86

The game between second ranked Teuta (8-3) and fourth ranked Kamza Basket (6-5) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Teuta was defeated by Kamza Basket in a tough game in Durres 78-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Teuta. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-23. But Teuta won second period 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kamza Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with Vllaznia. Teuta at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost.
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SK Tirana - Vllaznia 73-67

An exciting game was played in Tirana. First ranked SK Tirana faced 3rd placed Vllaznia Shkodra. Host SK Tirana (10-1) defeated guests from Shkodra (6-5) 73-67. Vllaznia Shkodra was ahead by 12 points at the halftime before a 47-29 second half run of SK Tirana. SK Tirana have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Defending champion Vllaznia Shkodra keeps the third position with five games lost. They share it with Kamza Basket.
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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 21-8 
 2. Estudiantes C. 20-11 
 3. Instituto 19-12 
 4. Regatas C. 17-11 
 5. Olimpico LB 16-14 
 6. Quimsa 14-14 
 7. Libertad S. 13-15 
 8. La Union 13-16 
 9. Atenas 11-18 
 10. Echague 5-25 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 22-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 20-9 
 3. Weber Bahia 19-11 
 4. GECR Indalo 15-15 
 5. Obras Basket 15-15 
 6. Argentino 14-16 
 7. Penarol 14-18 
 8. Quilmes MP 13-18 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-22 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-22 

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 4: Estudiantes C. - La Union 94-65
Feb. 4: Olimpico LB - Boca Jrs 90-72
Feb. 3: San Martin C. - Obras Basket 87-60
Feb. 3: Argentino - Instituto 83-91
Feb. 2: Estudiantes C. - Quilmes MP 79-78
Feb. 2: Atenas - GECR Indalo 75-81
Feb. 4: Echague - Quilmes MP 62-90
Feb. 5: Weber Bahia - Instituto
Feb. 5: Regatas C. - Obras Basket
Feb. 6: Echague - La Union
Feb. 6: Atenas - San Martin C.
Feb. 6: Libertad S. - Quilmes MP
Feb. 6: Quimsa - Boca Jrs


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.20.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.9 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Horner, Obras B.18.1 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Solano, Echague17.4 
 8. Reed, Penarol17.0 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.7 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.4 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.2 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.5 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 7. Johnson, Atenas8.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.6 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.2 
 10. Jones, Atenas8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.5 
 2. Barral, Obras B.5.9 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.5 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.8 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.6 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Solano, Echague2.1 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 5. De los Santo., GECR I.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 8. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.7 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Caracter, Echague1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.1 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 1: SP Las Parejas - Obera TC 95-90
Jan. 31: Estudiantes O. - Atenas Carmen 91-81
Feb. 3: Union SF - Obera TC 89-86
Feb. 4: Petr.Argentino - Temperley 86-79
Feb. 3: Ciclista - Platense 84-88
Feb. 4: Parque Sur - Rocamora 84-67
Jan. 31: La Union - Ciclista 83-91
Feb. 2: Parque Sur - Alianza Viedma 82-79
Feb. 3: SP Las Parejas - Independiente BBC 79-81
Feb. 4: Villa San Martin - BHY Tiro Federal 77-69
Feb. 1: Villa Angela - Villa San Martin 77-64
Feb. 2: Hindu - BHY Tiro Federal 75-58
Jan. 31: Rocamora - Alianza Viedma 74-79
Feb. 4: San Isidro - Barrio Parque 74-57
Jan. 31: Platense - Gimnasia LP 73-77
Feb. 2: Salta Basket - Comunicaciones 72-77
Jan. 31: Mitre Tuc. - Comunicaciones 70-82
Jan. 31: Independiente BBC - San Isidro 62-64
Feb. 2: Olimpo BB - Atenas Carmen 61-80
Feb. 5: Union SF - Independiente BBC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.5 
 2. Brown, La Union20.4 
 3. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.20.4 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.3 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 6. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.19.2 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.0 
 10. Pais, Platense17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.3 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.4 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.7 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.7 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Cajal, Independ.6.8 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.7 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.2 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.3 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.7 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
 10. Figueredo, Estudian.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pais, Platense2.5 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 4. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 5. Lopez, Independ.2.1 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.9 
 9. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 10. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 4. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.3 
 5. Stroud, Parque Sur1.2 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 7. McCullough, Alianza .1.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB1.0 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 10. Moya, Hindu0.9 


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Belgrano SN 9-4 
 2. Chivilcoy Racing 9-4 
 3. Sarmiento 8-5 
 4. Villa Mitre BB 8-6 
 5. Sportivo E. 5-6 
 6. Argentino PRG 5-8 
 7. U.Mar del Plata 4-10 
 8. Atletico Pilar 3-10 
Centro
 1. Ameghino 11-3 
 2. Atletico Tostado 11-5 
 3. Deportivo Norte A. 10-3 
 4. Union Sunch. 10-5 
 5. Central SJ 6-8 
 6. Independ. Oliva 6-9 
 7. H.San Javier 5-9 
 8. Olimpico Ceres 4-9 
 9. San Justino 4-10 
Mesopotamia
 1. Gualeguay 10-3 
 2. C.Entrerriano 9-4 
 3. Atletico Tala 7-6 
 4. Union Goya 7-7 
 5. Regatas U. 6-8 
 6. Ferrocarril C. 6-8 
 7. Penarol 6-8 
 8. Saladas 5-8 
 9. Capuchinos 4-8 
Metropolitana
 1. P.Echague 12-4 
 2. River Plate 11-4 
 3. Ramos Mejia 11-5 
 4. H.San Justo 11-6 
 5. Union Vecinal 8-7 
 6. RC Avellaneda 8-8 
 7. Lanus 5-8 
 8. Villa Mitre CF 5-11 
 9. Estudiantil 4-12 
 10. Estudiantes LP 2-14 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 13-0 
 2. San Martin LR 10-4 
 3. Amancay LR 9-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-7 
 5. Union Oran 6-8 
 6. Olimpia Catam. 6-8 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-10 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. C.Espanol P. 11-3 
 2. Rivadavia M. 11-4 
 3. Perfora 10-3 
 4. M.Junin 5-10 
 5. Independ.N. 3-9 
 6. Anzorena 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 14

Bonaerense

Feb. 3: Argentino PRG - Sportivo E. 88-82
Feb. 3: Sarmiento - Villa Mitre BB 80-61
Feb. 3: Belgrano SN - Chivilcoy Racing 68-47
Feb. 3: Atletico Pilar - U.Mar del Plata 67-70
Feb. 5: Belgrano SN - Argentino PRG
Feb. 5: Sportivo E. - U.Mar del Plata
Feb. 5: Chivilcoy Racing - Villa Mitre BB

Centro

Feb. 3: Central SJ - Deportivo Norte A. 77-76
Feb. 3: Atletico Tostado - Ameghino 76-79
Feb. 3: San Justino - H.San Javier 62-75
Feb. 3: Independ. Oliva - Union Sunch. 104-97
Feb. 5: Olimpico Ceres - Ameghino

Mesopotamia

Feb. 3: Regatas U. - Penarol 90-77
Feb. 3: C.Entrerriano - Union Goya 86-81
Feb. 3: Ferrocarril C. - Atletico Tala 76-80
Feb. 5: Saladas - Capuchinos
Feb. 5: Gualeguay - Union Goya

Metropolitana

Feb. 3: H.San Justo - Villa Mitre CF 92-83
Feb. 3: Lanus - Ramos Mejia 88-101
Feb. 3: P.Echague - Estudiantil 80-62
Feb. 3: Estudiantes LP - RC Avellaneda 79-66
Feb. 5: River Plate - Union Vecinal

Noa

Feb. 3: Union Oran - N.Avellaneda Tuc. 94-91
Feb. 3: San Martin LR - Hindu BBC 93-61
Feb. 5: Talleres TV - Rio Grande

Oeste

Feb. 1: C.Espanol P. - Perfora 72-59
Feb. 3: M.Junin - Rivadavia M. 68-77
Feb. 5: Perfora - Anzorena



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-9 
 2. Hawks 14-12 
 3. Wildcats 13-12 
 4. Kings 13-14 
 5. Breakers 13-14 
 6. United 12-13 
 7. Taipans 12-13 
 8. Bullets 10-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Wildcats - Bullets 94-63
Feb. 3: Hawks - Taipans 90-73
Feb. 4: 36ers - Breakers 87-88
Feb. 4: Kings - United 76-89
Feb. 5: Taipans - Wildcats
Feb. 6: United - Hawks


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats22.1 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.5 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.0 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.4 
 6. Newley, Kings17.5 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Goulding, United17.2 
 9. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Boone, United8.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets7.7 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.4 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.4 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.1 
 10. Majok, United6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  36ers
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Randle, 36ers5.5 
 2. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 3. Jackson, United5.4 
 4. Ware, United4.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.2 
 8. Sobey, 36ers3.9 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 10. Gliddon, Taipans1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Boone, United1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 
 8. Craig, Bullets0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Jervis, Bullets0.7 



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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 12-2 
 2. Rocks 10-3 
 3. Lions 10-4 
 4. Dragons 9-4 
 5. Raiders 8-5 
 6. Timberwolves 6-7 
 7. KOS 6-7 
 8. BBU S. 6-8 
 9. Flames 4-9 
 10. Warriors 2-10 
 11. Piraten 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: BBU S. - Piraten 86-66
Feb. 4: Dragons - Mustangs 80-83
Feb. 4: Rocks - Flames 49-77
Feb. 4: KOS - Lions 49-75
Feb. 5: Warriors - Timberwolves



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 30: Bahamas Univ. - Stingers 94-87
Feb. 1: Regulators - Pirates 89-82
Feb. 3: Giants - Regulators 82-86
Feb. 3: Stingers - Cleaners 108-105

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 4: Pros - Bahamas Univ.
Feb. 4: Legends - Rockets
Feb. 4: Shockers - Cybots
Feb. 6: Rebels - Pirates
Feb. 6: Stingers - Giants
Feb. 8: Cleaners - Regulators
Feb. 10: Giants - Rebels
Feb. 10: Cybots - Pros


NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators24.3 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .23.0 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .22.9 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.8 
 6. Bain, Giants20.4 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.5 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners18.3 
 9. Leadon, Pros17.5 
 10. Ferguson, Pros17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bain, Regulators14.1 
 2. Farrington, Rockets12.3 
 3. Francis, Pros11.9 
 4. Munnings, Cybots11.9 
 5. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 6. Fernander, Pirates11.3 
 7. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.9 
 8. Dean, Shockers10.5 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners9.6 
 10. Leadon, Pros9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ramon DAMES
  Bahamas .
  (-G-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dames, Bahamas .6.8 
 2. Williams, Rebels5.8 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Wright, Pirates4.5 
 5. Mackey, Regulators4.3 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Bain, Regulators4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Smith, Bahamas .3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mekel ROLLE
  Rebels
  (--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rolle, Rebels2.5 
 2. Humes, Cleaners2.5 
 3. Cooper, Rebels2.0 
 4. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .2.0 
 6. Rolle, Pros1.6 
 7. Dames, Bahamas .1.6 
 8. Ferguson, Stingers1.4 
 9. Williams, Rebels1.3 
 10. Wright, Pirates1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.0 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.1 
 3. Williams, Rebels1.8 
 4. Farrington, Rockets1.8 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.7 
 6. Culmer, Cleaners1.4 
 7. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 8. Atkins, Cybots1.2 
 9. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 10. Francis, Pros1.1 


NPBA Round 12: Regulators keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Regulators as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Regulators defeated 8th ranked Pirates at home 89-82. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-19. But Pirates won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pirates 50-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. Regulators looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Pirates helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Gameliel Rose contributed with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists for Pirates. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Regulators have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Pirates at the other side keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Pirates will play next round against Rebels trying to get back on the winning streak. Regulators will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Cleaners on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Giants (10-2) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Regulators (11-2) 86-82. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Giants. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and Brian Bain who added 18 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international Michael Bain with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Regulators have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Giants at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Regulators will play against Cleaners (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Giants will play against Rebels (#12) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Eleventh-ranked Cleaners (1-7) were very close to win a game against fifth ranked Stingers (8-4) on Friday. Stingers managed to secure only three-point victory 108-105. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by Devon Ferguson who scored that evening 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Stingers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even a triple-double of 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 10 assists by Herbert Knowles did not help to save the game for Cleaners. Stingers moved-up to third place, which they share with Shockers. Cleaners lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Stingers will meet at home league's second-placed Giants in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cleaners will play against the league's leader Regulators (#1) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 12 Stingers were beaten by Bahamas Univ. on the road 94-87.

Stingers - Cleaners 108-105

Eleventh-ranked Cleaners (1-7) were very close to win a game against fifth ranked Stingers (8-4) on Friday. Stingers managed to secure only three-point victory 108-105. However their fans expected much easier game. Stingers made 37-of-49 free shots (75.5 percent) during the game, while Cleaners only scored nineteen points from the stripe. Stingers forced 25 Cleaners turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by Devon Ferguson who scored that evening 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and Randy Williams supported him with 23 points. Stingers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even a triple-double of 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 10 assists by Herbert Knowles did not help to save the game for Cleaners. Rashad Woodside added 31 points and 12 rebounds. Five Stingers and four Cleaners players scored in double figures. Stingers moved-up to third place, which they share with Shockers. Cleaners lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Stingers will meet at home league's second-placed Giants in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cleaners will play against the league's leader Regulators (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stingers: R.Williams 23+4reb+3ast, D.Ferguson 19+8reb+5ast, V.Stubbs 15+3reb+3ast, I.Curtis 15+8reb, A.Whylly 11+9reb+1ast, J.Rolle 9+5reb+3ast
Cleaners: H.Knowles 33+14reb+10ast, R.Woodside 31+12reb+3ast, K. Humes 11+4reb+1ast, D.Evans 11+5reb, V.Morrison 8+9reb+1ast, T.King 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 521175


Giants - Regulators 82-86

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Giants (10-2) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Regulators (11-2) 86-82. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Giants. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Regulators forced 21 Giants turnovers. Giants were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and the former international guard Brian Bain (190-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who added 18 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international Michael Bain with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Trent Cox (196, college: Our Lady Lake) scored 4 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Regulators have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Giants at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Regulators will play against Cleaners (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Giants will play against Rebels (#12) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Regulators: B.Bain 18+4reb+1ast, E.Bain 18+18reb+3ast, P.Brice 13+1reb+1ast, G.Rose 8+5reb+1ast, S.Cruz 7+2reb+3ast, L.Lightbourne 6+1reb+1ast
Giants: M.Bain 22+10reb+3ast, T.Cox 17+3reb+1ast, M.Hanna 11+1reb+1ast, K.Hinsey 6+1reb+1ast, D.Taylor 5+6reb+7ast, G.Walkes 5+6reb
gschID: 521176


Regulators - Pirates 89-82

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Regulators as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Regulators defeated 8th ranked Pirates at home 89-82. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-19. But Pirates won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pirates 50-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. Regulators looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Pirates helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Gameliel Rose contributed with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists and Tevin Hudson added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Pirates. Five Pirates players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Regulators have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Pirates at the other side keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Pirates will play next round against Rebels trying to get back on the winning streak. Regulators will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Cleaners on the road.
Top scorers:
Regulators: G.Rose 26+8reb+1ast, E.Bain 24+17reb+4ast, L.Lightbourne 9+4reb+2ast, T.Darville 9, B.Bain 6+4reb+5ast, R.Missick 5+10reb+2ast
Pirates: K.Wright 17+2reb+3ast, K.Dean 17+2reb, D.Fernander 15+16reb+5ast, T.Hudson 12+6reb+4ast, M.Leon 12+1reb+2ast, M.Higgins 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 521173


Bahamas Univ. - Stingers 94-87

No shocking result in a game when third ranked the Bahamas (6-3) beat at home 5th ranked Stingers (8-4) 94-87 on Monday. They outrebounded Stingers 53-35 including a 24-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by Justin Smith who scored that evening 24 points and 9 rebounds and Kemsy Sylvestre supported him with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Anthony Whylly did not help to save the game for Stingers. Randy Williams added 17 points and 4 steals. Five the Bahamas and four Stingers players scored in double figures. Despite that victory the Bahamas went down to sixth position due to points difference. Loser Stingers dropped to the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Shockers. the Bahamas will meet Pros (#9) in the next round. Stingers will play against the league's second-placed Giants (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bahamas Univ.: J.Smith 24+9reb+2ast, K.Sylvestre 19+10reb+4ast, R.Dames 13+8reb+6ast, J.Munroe 12+10reb+2ast, R.Goodman 12+4reb, D.Adderley 11+5reb
Stingers: D.Ferguson 19+2reb, R.Williams 17+2reb+3ast, R.Ingraham 16+4reb, A.Whylly 16+7reb+1ast, J.Rolle 5+2reb+7ast, B.Lafuler 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 521171





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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Feni Industries ink Nemanja Krstic - by Mario Divanisov

Macedonian side KK Feni Industries straightened their roster with the addition of 23-year old Small forward Nemanja Krstic (205-SF-93).
Krstic is an experienced played that spent his entire carrier playing for ABA Leauge teams. He started his carrier at KK Vrsac Swisslion (2012/13) where he played 15 games in the Adriatic League averaging 2.0ppg and 0.7rpg for less than 8 minutes on the court. After one season at Vrsac he moved to BC Mega Leks where he spent 3 seasons for the Sremska Mitrovica club before moving to BC Igokea Aleksandrovac in the 2015/16 season. This season Krstic started in Bar playing for KK Mornar Basket Bar where he didn't make a statement in the club averaging 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg in 10 games in the ABA League and 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg in 10 games in the Basketball Champions League.

The 23-year old Small forward should be of a huge favor for the remaining of the season as KK Feni Industries fight on two fronts. His debut for the team is expected to be in the first game of the Macedonian Cup that will be held from 17.02 to 19.02 in Kavadarci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in FYR Macedonia.



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Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 21-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 19-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 13-7 
 4. Impuls BGUIR 13-9 
 5. Vitebsk 12-10 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-17 
 8. Brest 4-16 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-17 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 4: COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk 87-83
Feb. 4: Brest - GOCOR-Sozh 80-71
Feb. 4: Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II 75-71
Feb. 4: Grodno-93 - Prinemanye 104-66

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 10: Prinemanye - Tsmoki-Minsk
Feb. 10: GOCOR-Sozh - Grodno-93
Feb. 10: Tsmoki II - Brest
Feb. 10: COR-Borisfen - Impuls BGUIR


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.3 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.18.2 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.17.7 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk17.3 
 7. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prine.16.0 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Dmitruk, Brest13.8 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.2 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.4 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.8 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.7.5 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.3 
 3. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 4. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.0 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.5 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 9. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.3 
 10. Korzh, Grodno-934.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Chumakov, Grodn.2.2 
 6. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 7. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 10. Malkov, COR-Bori.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 


Premier League Round 23: Derby game ends with Impuls BGUIR's defeat of Tsmoki II - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki II (#3). Impuls BGUIR (12-9) won against visiting Tsmoki II (13-6) 88-84. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Tsmoki II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) contributed with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Tsmoki II. Tsmoki II's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vitebsk. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Impuls BGUIR's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Minsk Tsmoki II.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Grodno: Grodno-93 (#1) and Prinemanye (#7). Grodno-93 (20-1) crushed visiting Prinemanye (5-16) by 19 points 85-66. It was a great evening for the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Victor Ilyukevich helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. Grodno-93's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Grodno-93 have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Prinemanye lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 16 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Grodno Prinemanye.
An interesting game for COR-Borisfen (18-1) which hosted in Mogilev 4th placed Vitebsk (12-9). Second ranked COR-Borisfen had an easy win 80-60. It was an exceptional evening for Andriy Malysh who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Anton Vashkevich came up with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Vitebsk in the defeat. Vitebsk's coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for COR-Borisfen. They maintain second place with 18-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. Loser Vitebsk keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Impuls BGUIR. COR-Borisfen will again meet at home Vitebsk (#4) in the next round. Vitebsk will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Brest managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive losses. This time newly promoted Brest edged eighth-ranked GOCOR-Sozh 76-74. The best player for the winners was Dmitriy Dmitruk who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Brest's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Brest (3-16) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated GOCOR-Sozh. Brest's next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel.
Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (20-1) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (6-18) in Minsk 86-52. Kiryl Chumakov orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Grodno-93's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Grodno-93. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Loser BSEU-GrandPrint keeps the sixth position with 18 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Grodno Prinemanye.

In the last game of round 23 Grodno-93 beat BSEU-GrandPrint on the road 77-66.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 14 points and 6 rebounds by Yuri Mishukov of Grodno-93.

COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk 80-60

An interesting game for COR-Borisfen (18-1) which hosted in Mogilev 4th placed Vitebsk (12-9). Second ranked COR-Borisfen had an easy win 80-60. The game was mostly controlled by COR-Borisfen. Vitebsk managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Ukrainian power forward Andriy Malysh (203-83, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Sergey Tatur (194-91) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. Power forward Anton Vashkevich (203-94) came up with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Aliaksei Kachan (185-91) added 14 points and 4 steals respectively for Vitebsk in the defeat. Vitebsk's coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for COR-Borisfen. They maintain second place with 18-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. Loser Vitebsk keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Impuls BGUIR. COR-Borisfen will again meet at home Vitebsk (#4) in the next round. Vitebsk will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: A.Kachan 14+3reb, A.Vashkevich 9+9reb+4ast, A.Pishchulenok 8+3reb, R.Pishcheyko 8+7reb, I.Aladko 7+1reb+3ast, S.Sapegin 5+1reb+4ast
COR-Borisfen: A.Malysh 16+10reb+2ast, S.Tatur 16+3reb+3ast, E.Ivanov 12+5reb+1ast, P.Bliznets 9+4reb, A.Kharkevich 8+5ast, V.Kamarunas 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 530007


Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II 88-84

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki II (#3). Impuls BGUIR (12-9) won against visiting Tsmoki II (13-6) 88-84. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Tsmoki II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) added 19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Tsmoki II. Four Tsmoki II players scored in double figures. Tsmoki II's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vitebsk. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Impuls BGUIR's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Minsk Tsmoki II.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: A.Rogozenko 21+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 19+5reb+7ast, M.Liutych 19+10reb+4ast, A.Zaretski 10+6reb+1ast, D.Sivatskiy 4+2reb+1ast, D.Kuratnik 4+4reb+5ast
Impuls BGUIR: M.Shustov 33+3reb+6ast, G.Zahar 20+16reb+4ast, Y.Ignatev 14+6reb+1ast, Y.Kurapau 8+3reb, E.Pankratovic 7+2reb, K.Volodkin 3+4reb+5ast
gschID: 530008


Grodno-93 - Prinemanye 85-66

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Grodno: Grodno-93 (#1) and Prinemanye (#7). Grodno-93 (20-1) crushed visiting Prinemanye (5-16) by 19 points 85-66. The game was mostly controlled by Grodno-93. Prinemanye was better in fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grodno-93 players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Grodno-93's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Vladislav Svakel (178-0) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Grodno-93 have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Prinemanye lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 16 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Grodno Prinemanye.
Top scorers:
Prinemanye: P.Suvorov 29+7reb+2ast, V.Svakel 13+4reb+4ast, D.Chumakov 8+7reb+2ast, R.Kutskevich 6+4reb+1ast, V.Stubeda 3+2reb+2ast, M.Talkachou 3+4reb+2ast
Grodno-93: V.Korzh 14+1reb+1ast, Y.Mishukov 14+3reb+3ast, V.Ilyukevich 13+7reb, I.Kaliayev 11+4reb+4ast, M.Legchilin 9+1reb+1ast, D.Kuzmin 8+8reb+8ast
gschID: 530005


Brest - GOCOR-Sozh 76-74

Bottom-ranked Brest managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive losses. This time newly promoted Brest edged eighth-ranked GOCOR-Sozh 76-74. GOCOR-Sozh was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 18-13 charge of Brest, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 GOCOR-Sozh turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by GOCOR-Sozh helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Sergey Moshko (185-90) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Brest's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Brest (3-16) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated GOCOR-Sozh. Brest's next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel.
Top scorers:
GOCOR-Sozh: A.Kopacev 21+16reb+1ast, T.Viaroukin 16+6reb+2ast, I.Scherba 15+2ast, E.Dudov 8+8reb+1ast, E.Rybkin 8+5reb+3ast, K.Satsuk 5+1reb
Brest: D.Dmitruk 19+14reb+1ast, S.Moshko 18+8reb+6ast, A.Shchurko 12+2reb+2ast, A.Stepura 9+5reb+1ast, K.Solyshko 8+1reb+1ast, P.Moroz 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 530006


BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93 52-86

Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (20-1) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (6-18) in Minsk 86-52. The game was mostly controlled by Grodno-93. BSEU-GrandPrint was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BSEU-GrandPrint to just 7 points in second quarter. Grodno-93 dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BSEU-GrandPrint's 34. They outrebounded BSEU-GrandPrint 39-22 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Grodno-93 looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by BSEU-GrandPrint's players. Forward Kiryl Chumakov (197-95) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Ivan Kaliayev (200-87) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Grodno-93's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Maksim Sazonau (202-96) answered with 10 points and 7 rebounds and guard Valentin Nazarov (185-97) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for BSEU-GrandPrint. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Grodno-93. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Loser BSEU-GrandPrint keeps the sixth position with 18 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Grodno Prinemanye.
Top scorers:
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 11+2reb+2ast, V.Lebedev 10+3reb+1ast, M.Sazonau 10+7reb, V.Nazarov 9+2reb+4ast, S.Ulyanka 6+4reb, V.Milashevskiy 4+2reb
Grodno-93: K.Chumakov 18+11reb, I.Kaliayev 16+5reb+7ast, Y.Mishukov 14+6reb+3ast, D.Kuzmin 10+1reb+3ast, M.Legchilin 9+1reb+1ast, A.Navoichyk 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 534388


BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93 66-77

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Grodno-93 (20-1) beat 6th ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (6-18) in Minsk 77-66 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Grodno-93. BSEU-GrandPrint was better in third quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grodno-93 made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 5 assists. The former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (190-88) answered with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BSEU-GrandPrint. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Grodno-93. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Loser BSEU-GrandPrint keeps the sixth position with 18 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Grodno Prinemanye.
Top scorers:
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 29+5reb+7ast, V.Lebedev 17+6reb+2ast, M.Sazonau 14+4reb+1ast, N.Solgan 2+1reb, S.Ulyanka 2+3reb+1ast, I.Salsanov 2+1reb+1ast
Grodno-93: Y.Mishukov 16+5reb+1ast, D.Kuzmin 14+5reb+3ast, V.Korzh 14+4reb+5ast, A.Navoichyk 13+6reb+1ast, K.Chumakov 9+5reb, V.Ilyukevich 5
gschID: 534387





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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 14-4 
 2. Antwerp 12-6 
 3. Spirou 10-8 
 4. Aalstar 10-9 
 5. Brussels 9-9 
 6. Mons-Hainaut 8-10 
 7. Limburg United 8-10 
 8. Kangoeroes 8-10 
 9. Leuven 6-12 
 10. Liege 6-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Oostende - Kangoeroes 86-75
Feb. 3: Limburg United - Brussels 84-78
Feb. 3: Spirou - Mons-Hainaut 80-61
Feb. 4: Aalstar - Antwerp 70-93
Feb. 3: Liege - Leuven 68-71

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Limburg United - Leuven
Feb. 10: Spirou - Liege
Feb. 10: Aalstar - Brussels
Feb. 11: Antwerp - Kangoeroes
Feb. 11: Oostende - Mons-Hainaut


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 4: Melsele - Gembo BBC 90-93
Feb. 4: Ekeren - RPC Anderlecht 86-88
Feb. 3: Ninane - Gent Hawks 79-87
Feb. 3: Giants B - Ieper 75-65
Feb. 4: Oxaco - Gistel Oostende 101-98
Feb. 5: Houthalen - Soba
Feb. 5: Royal Brussels - Waregem



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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 4: Kakanj - Zrinjski HT 87-75
Feb. 4: Bosnjak - Spars Sarajevo 76-91
Feb. 4: Siroki Primorka - Mladost 100-77
Feb. 4: Leotar - Gradjanski
Feb. 4: Sloboda Tuzla - Bosna-Royal



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 3: Brasilia - B.Cearense 88-52
Feb. 2: Bauru - L.Sorocaba 87-55
Feb. 4: Campo Mourao - Caxias do Sul 83-74
Feb. 4: Mogi - Vasco Da G. 80-73
Feb. 3: Minas - Vitoria 78-82
Feb. 2: Franca - Paulistano 78-71
Feb. 2: Pinheiros - Flamengo 77-84
Feb. 2: Mogi - Caxias do Sul 73-64

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 14: Minas - L.Sorocaba
Feb. 14: Macae - Campo Mourao
Feb. 14: Flamengo - Mogi
Feb. 14: Bauru - Pinheiros
Feb. 14: Brasilia - Paulistano
Feb. 11: Campo Mourao - Vasco Da G.


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.20.6 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros19.8 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo19.3 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi18.9 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia18.3 
 8. Anthony, Macae18.3 
 9. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 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. Garcia, Bauru5.6 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Dawkins, Vitoria5.5 
 5. Anthony, Macae5.3 
 6. Borges, Franca5.2 
 7. Rodgers, Minas5.1 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.1 
 9. Freitas, Campo M.5.0 
 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. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 8. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 9. Taylor, Mogi1.6 
 10. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
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.0.7 
 7. Coimbra, Vitoria0.6 
 8. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 9. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 10. de Souza, L.Sor.0.6 



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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 13-3 
 2. Akademik PL 11-4 
 3. Balkan 9-6 
 4. Beroe 9-6 
 5. Rilski 8-7 
 6. Spartak Pleven 7-8 
 7. Cherno More 5-10 
 8. Levski 3-12 
 9. Yambol 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 4: Akademik PL - Beroe 89-77
Feb. 4: Balkan - Spartak Pleven 78-79
Feb. 4: Cherno More - Yambol 78-69
Feb. 4: Lukoil Acad. - Rilski 66-75

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 11: Yambol - Levski
Feb. 11: Spartak Pleven - Cherno More
Feb. 11: Rilski - Akademik PL
Feb. 11: Beroe - Balkan



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 12-4 
 2. St.Mary's 10-6 
 3. UNB 10-6 
 4. Memorial 9-7 
 5. St.Francis X. 8-6 
 6. Acadia 8-7 
 7. UPEI 5-10 
 8. Cape Breton 0-16 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. UFV 9-9 
 2. Mount Royal 8-10 
 3. TRU 8-10 
 4. MacEwan 7-11 
 5. UNBC 4-14 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-16 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 17-1 
 2. Calgary 14-4 
 3. Alberta 13-5 
 4. Saskatchewan 12-6 
 5. Winnipeg 12-6 
 6. Lethbridge 12-6 
 7. Manitoba 10-8 
 8. Brandon 9-11 
 9. Regina 7-11 
 10. Victoria 7-11 
 11. TWU 3-18 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 11-4 
 2. McMaster 7-9 
 3. Lakehead 4-11 
 4. Guelph 4-12 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 15-1 
 2. Toronto 11-5 
 3. Queen's 6-10 
 4. York 4-11 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 14-0 
 2. Ottawa 13-2 
 3. Nipissing 8-9 
 4. Laurentian 8-9 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 8-8 
 2. Laurier 8-9 
 3. Western 5-11 
 4. Waterloo 4-11 
 5. Algoma 4-12 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 9-3 
 2. Concordia 8-4 
 3. UQAM 7-5 
 4. Laval 4-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Mount Royal - TWU 96-66
Feb. 3: UPEI - UNB 92-77
Feb. 3: Dalhousie - Memorial 88-63
Feb. 3: UFV - Victoria 87-83
Feb. 3: St.Mary's - St.Francis X. 83-85
Feb. 3: Nipissing - Guelph 79-69
Feb. 3: Brandon - Manitoba 79-68
Feb. 2: McGill - Bishop's 79-62
Feb. 3: Toronto - York 79-58
Feb. 1: Ryerson - York 79-53
Feb. 3: TRU - Calgary 76-84
Feb. 3: MacEwan - UBC Okanagan 74-62
Feb. 3: Carleton - Ottawa 74-61
Feb. 3: Laurentian - Lakehead 73-67
Feb. 3: Ryerson - Queen's 70-59
Feb. 2: Concordia - Laval 68-54
Feb. 3: Saskatchewan - Alberta 67-80
Feb. 3: Algoma - Western 67-79
Feb. 1: Brock - Waterloo 66-63
Feb. 3: UBC - UNBC 123-75
Feb. 3: Winnipeg - Regina 102-93
Feb. 3: Acadia - Cape Breton 101-88

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 7: Dalhousie - St.Francis X.
Feb. 8: Laurier - Windsor
Feb. 8: Waterloo - Western
Feb. 9: UQAM - McGill
Feb. 10: St.Francis X. - UNB
Feb. 10: Toronto - Ryerson
Feb. 10: Lakehead - Guelph
Feb. 10: Ottawa - York
Feb. 10: Laurentian - Nipissing
Feb. 10: Carleton - Queen's
Feb. 10: Algoma - Brock
Feb. 10: Mount Royal - Manitoba
Feb. 10: TRU - Regina
Feb. 10: MacEwan - Calgary
Feb. 10: UBC - TWU
Feb. 10: Winnipeg - Victoria
Feb. 10: UFV - UBC Okanagan
Feb. 10: Saskatchewan - UNBC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Morgan, UBC24.6 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.7 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.1 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.5 
 5. Gilmore, McMaster20.5 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.3 
 7. Scott, UPEI20.2 
 8. Nissen, Acadia20.0 
 9. Bercy, St.Franc.19.9 
 10. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Dut, UPEI12.1 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.2 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.10.8 
 4. Pereira, Waterloo10.8 
 5. Nissen, Acadia10.4 
 6. Graham, Queen''s9.8 
 7. Elgadi, Brock9.6 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 9. Ross, Mount Royal9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.8 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.2 
 4. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 5. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 6. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.5 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.5 
 8. Allen, TWU4.3 
 9. Farkic, Western4.3 
 10. Clayton, St.Mary''s4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 4. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 5. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 6. Jenkins, Western2.4 
 7. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 8. Masters, UNB2.3 
 9. Kapinga, Calgary2.3 
 10. Beaulieu, Concordia2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.1 
 4. Layton, Mount R.1.9 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Debache, UQAM1.7 
 7. Yengue, Laurentian1.7 
 8. Nissen, Acadia1.6 
 9. Elgadi, Brock1.6 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 



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  CENTRAL AFRICA  


Fubon Braves add O'Bryant to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Fubon Braves (SBL) added to their roster 31-year old Central African ex-international center Patrick O'Bryant (213-121kg-86, college: Bradley). He started the season at Taiwan Beer (SBL). In 6 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg this season. The last season O'Bryant played also at Taiwan Beer where in 40 SBL games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and had 14.4rpg (#3 in the league), 2.7apg (top 5) and 1.9bpg. O'Bryant helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
In 2006 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in first round (9th overall). O'Bryant attended Bradley University and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. He was a member of Central African Senior National Team in 2013.
O'Bryant is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. O'Bryant tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Greece (Kavala), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Philippines (Globalport), Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Venezuela, NBA (Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
On O'Bryant: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Very good agility for a 7 footer, light on his feet ... Not afraid of contact, good strength and improving rapidly ... Runs the court and moves very well, also quick getting into transition ... Great shot blocker, doesn't get overzealous. Can block a lot of shots without jumping ... Excellent rebounder ... Has good touch on his shot, solid free throw shooter ... Works hard to establish position under the basket ...
Body balance is weak, will improve in time with added strength ... Not a tremendous leaper, but above average for a 7 footer
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


CDU Concepcion tabs Darren Phillip - by Eurobasket News

CD Universidad de Concepcion (Liga Nacional) inked experienced 39-year old American (has also British passport) power forward Darren Phillip (201-107kg-78, college: Fairfield, agency: DTMones). He played most recently at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda in Argentinian LigaA. In 63 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Phillip helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2015) summer he played at Leones in Puerto Rican BSN where in 13 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg in 2015 season.
In 2000 Brooklyn Kings selected him as fourth overall pick in USBL draft.
He attended Fairfield University and it is his 17th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Phillip's team won Puerto Rican Manuel Zeno Gandia Cup in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Phillip 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, Latin America and of course North America). Phillip has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Girona FC, Sevilla and Zaragoza), Puerto Rico (Atleticos, Manati and Indios), Argentina (Sionista, Quimsa and Villa Angela) and ABA (S.Island S.).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CDU Concepcion.
Phillip's game is described as: A very aggresive player, great rebounder and defender. Excellent team player and good guy, has a great playing experience against many NBA players at the Rucker Park Tournament in New York City.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: Skrljevo - Zabok 90-58
Feb. 4: H.Analitica - Alkar Sinj 89-80
Feb. 4: Kvarner 2010 - Jolly JBS 76-92
Feb. 4: Gorica - Cibona 70-80
Feb. 3: KK Split - GKK Sibenik 107-106 2OT
Feb. 2: Cibona - Zadar 102-88
Feb. 4: Zadar - KK Zagreb
Feb. 4: Vrij.Osijek - Cedevita


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.1 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.8 
 7. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.3 
 8. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.1 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.7 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.3 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar7.1 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.3 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 10. Sakic, Cibona5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS6.9 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 4. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 5. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 5. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 6. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.6 
 9. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 8. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 9. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 


Split win a double overtime thriller over GKK Sibenik - by Zeljko Zule

Split picked up a 107-106 double overtimes win over GKK Sibenik. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) scored a game-high 28 points including six 3-pointers, Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench for27 points on shooting 10-of-14 including 3-of-3 behind the 3-point range, Damir Rancic (199-G-83) scored 11 points, Toni Dijan (205-F-83) and Josip Jukic (207-F/C-96) both added 10 points and Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) handed out 10 assists.
Sibenik had their largest lead of the game at 78-67 with less than six minutes left in regulation. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) made a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 80-83 with just 25 second left. Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) hit both free throws for Sibenik and then Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) (201-F-93) sank another 3-pointer to make it 83-85. Split again fouled Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) who made just first free throw. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) (201-F-93) grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled six second left. He missed the first free throw and then intentionally missed the second. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) got his own rebound and hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
The largest lead for either team the whole first overtime was just three points with an opening 3-pointer by Henrik Sirko (201-F-93). Luka Panduric (190-PG-93) made a lay-up to tie the game at 99-99 with 25 seconds remaining. Split called a time-out to set up a play for their final possession. Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) missed a 3-pointer and the game would into the second overtime. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) made a jumper that gave Split a 104-103 lead going into the final minute. On the next possession, Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) missed a 3-pointer, Sibenik grabbed an offensive rebound and missed antoher shot attempt. Split had the ball and Sirko made a dunk for a 106-103 lead with 24 seconds left. Sibenik's Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) drew a foul on a 3-point shot and then made all three throws to tie the game at 106-106. The visitors immediatelly fouled Domagoj Kanaet (197-SG-93) on. He made just one free throw and Sibenik had a potential game-winning shot, but Teo Petani (190-G-88) missed a 3-pointer.
Sibenik was by Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) with 26 points off the bench, Teo Petani (190-G-88) scored 21, Roko Badzim (197-G-97) 16, Domagoj Basic (193-G-86) 15 and Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) 13.



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 13-1 
 2. AEK 10-4 
 3. Apoel 7-7 
 4. Enosis 6-8 
 5. Apollon 3-10 
 6. Etha 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 4: Keravnos - Enosis 85-67
Feb. 3: AEK - Apoel 78-67
Feb. 5: Etha - Apollon


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Ray, Enosis16.5 
 4. Brezec, AEK16.3 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.5 
 6. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 7. Blakes, Enosis14.4 
 8. Pigram, AEK14.2 
 9. Bussey, Apoel14.1 
 10. Wright, Apoel14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.8 
 4. Brezec, AEK7.6 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 6. Parks, Keravnos7.0 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.3 
 8. O''Brien, Keravnos6.1 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel5.9 
 10. Wright, Apoel5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.4 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.8 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.6 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.0 
 6. Koronides, Apollon3.5 
 7. Jaxen, Etha3.5 
 8. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 9. Jones, Apollon3.2 
 10. Brown, Apoel3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.4 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.0 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 5. Burnatowski, Apoel1.6 
 6. Pittakas, Apollon1.5 
 7. Ray, Enosis1.5 
 8. Barker, Keravnos1.5 
 9. Pigram, AEK1.4 
 10. Blakes, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 3. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 4. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. O''Brien, Keravnos0.8 
 7. Suleiman, Apollon0.8 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel0.7 
 9. Esho, Etha0.6 
 10. Brezec, AEK0.6 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 21-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 18-4 
 3. BK Decin 15-8 
 4. USK Praha 12-10 
 5. BK Opava 12-10 
 6. BK Kolin 11-11 
 7. Usti n/Labem 9-13 
 8. Prostejov 8-14 
 9. Svitavy 7-15 
 10. J.Hradec 7-15 
 11. MMCITE Brno 6-16 
 12. NH Ostrava 6-16 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 4: MMCITE Brno - J.Hradec 93-89
Feb. 4: USK Praha - NH Ostrava 81-70
Feb. 4: Svitavy - BK Kolin 81-65
Feb. 4: BK Decin - Usti n/Labem 76-74
Feb. 4: BK Opava - BK Pardubice 70-78
Feb. 4: CEZ Nymburk - Prostejov 100-58


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.9 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice22.9 
 4. Novak, Olomouc SK22.8 
 5. Peterka, Nymburk B22.6 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.4 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.3 
 8. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.4 
 10. Bujnoch, Opava B18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.6 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.5 
 3. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.4 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.3 
 5. Voslajer, Zlin9.6 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.2 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.9 
 9. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.4 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice6.0 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 5. Petric, Pardubice4.9 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Jancik, Havirov4.7 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.5 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.3 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.6 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 3. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 4. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.4 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice2.3 
 6. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Novak, Vysocina2.0 
 9. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts BLUMBERGS
  GBA S.
  (204-F/C-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Blumbergs, GBA S.2.0 
 2. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 6. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Soska, Novy Jicin1.0 
 9. Hlobil, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 



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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 18-2 
 2. Bakken 13-3 
 3. Svendborg 11-9 
 4. Naestved 10-9 
 5. Horsholm 9-10 
 6. Randers 9-12 
 7. SISU 7-13 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 4: Stevnsgade - Horsens IC 63-84
Feb. 7: Naestved - Svendborg
Feb. 7: Randers - Bakken
Feb. 9: SISU - Horsholm


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.2 
 2. Burgess, Randers19.4 
 3. Haas, SISU17.8 
 4. Bello, Randers17.5 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 6. McGrew, SI.17.0 
 7. Nielsen, Randers16.9 
 8. Dominique, Horsholm16.8 
 9. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 10. Champagnie, Stevn.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. McGrew, SI.10.8 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 3. Champagnie, Stevn.8.8 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.5 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.5 
 6. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 7. Trist, Horsens IC7.1 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 9. Baru, SISU7.0 
 10. Carter, Randers7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.5 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.9 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.5 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.3.9 
 6. McGrew, SI.3.8 
 7. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 8. Lanegger, Naestved3.7 
 9. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
 10. Porta, Svendborg3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Deuce BELLO
  Randers
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bello, Randers2.5 
 2. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 3. Burgess, Randers2.1 
 4. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 5. Smith, Horsholm1.9 
 6. Nielsen, Horsholm1.9 
 7. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 8. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Baru, SISU1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.3 
 2. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 3. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.2 
 4. Colas, Randers1.1 
 5. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 6. Dranginis, SISU1.0 
 7. Baru, SISU1.0 
 8. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Wolfpack/BMS 13-0 
 2. Koge BK 11-2 
 3. Vaerlose 7-5 
 4. EBAA 6-5 
 5. Amager BK 6-5 
 6. BMI Bloodhounds 6-5 
 7. Virum 4-7 
 8. SBBC 2015 3-9 
 9. Birkerod 2-10 
 10. Aalborg 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Wolfpack/BMS - Aalborg 76-46
Feb. 4: Virum - Koge BK 70-73
Feb. 4: SBBC 2015 - Vaerlose 63-80
Feb. 5: EBAA - Amager BK


Bello's 29 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old guard Deuce Bello (193-G-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Randers and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had the game-high 29 points adding six rebounds for Randers in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Svendborg (#3, 11-9) 80-77. Randers maintains the 6th position in Danish league. Randers 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 9-12 record. In the team's last game Bello had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Randers, being already a very valuable addition to the team. East Tennessee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bello is in league's top in points (5th best: 17.5ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Davie Champagnie (206-F/C-90) of Stevnsgade. He is American forward in his first season at Stevnsgade. In the last game Champagnie recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Stevnsgade lost that game 84-106 to the higher-ranked Svendborg (#3, 11-9). Stevnsgade are still at the very bottom. 18 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Champagnie is a newcomer at Stevnsgade and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#9). He also registered 8.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Frederik Nielsen (178-PG-88) of Horsholm (#5). Nielsen scored 16 points and passed ten assists (!!!). He was a key player of Horsholm, leading his team to a 82-77 win against slightly higher-ranked Naestved (#4, 10-9). The chances of Horsholm ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Nielsen could help Horsholm to bring them higher in the standings. Nielsen has a great season in Denmark. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 10.5ppg (7th best) and assists with 6.5apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cameron Jones (193-G-93) of Svendborg - 24 points and 5 rebounds
5. Darious Moten (199-F-92) of Svendborg - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Deon Mitchell (186-G-93) of Naestved - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Stefan Bonneau (177-PG-87) of Svendborg - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jyles Smith (209-PF-92) of Horsholm - 20 points and 9 rebounds
9. Nathan Gibbs (204-F-89) of Stevnsgade - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Harding NaNa (203-F-81) of Svendborg - 14 points and 5 rebounds

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



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 20-12 
 2. Delaware 87ers 16-14 
 3. Westchester K. 13-17 
 4. Long Island N. 13-20 
 5. Greensboro S. 11-21 
 6. Erie Bay H. 8-22 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 22-8 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 18-10 
 3. Canton C. 16-14 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 16-16 
 5. Windy City B. 12-16 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 24-7 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 17-13 
 3. N.Arizona S. 13-15 
 4. Reno B. 11-20 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 11-20 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 22-10 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 21-11 
 3. Rio Grande VV 18-14 
 4. Austin S. 14-17 
 5. Texas L. 13-16 
 6. Iowa E. 7-23 

Regular Season: Round 75

Feb. 4: Greensboro S. - Long Island N. 99-130
Feb. 4: Westchester K. - Windy City B. 99-105
Feb. 4: Maine RC - Delaware 87ers 131-125
Feb. 4: Grand Rapids D. - Raptors 905 122-115
Feb. 4: Erie Bay H. - Canton C. 121-108
Feb. 4: Texas L. - Sioux Falls S. 113-139
Feb. 4: N.Arizona S. - Santa Cruz W. 108-93
Feb. 4: Oklahoma City B - Los Angeles D. 106-86
Feb. 4: Salt Lake City S. - Iowa E. 106-82

Regular Season: Round 76

Feb. 6: Salt Lake City S. - Los Angeles D.


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.26.7 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.8 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.8 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.22.9 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.5 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.21.8 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.5 
 10. Benson, Sioux F.21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.4 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.7 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.8 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.3 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Webb III, Delaware.9.2 
 9. McKinnie, Windy C.9.1 
 10. Tobey, Greensbo.8.9 
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 MA8.6 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.6.8 
 9. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 10. Murray, Austin S.6.4 
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.2.3 
 6. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 7. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.0 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 10. Murray, Austin S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.7 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Hammons, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Obekpa, Santa C.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 


Austin Spurs slip away from RGV Vipers - by Eurobasket News

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (18-14) fell to the Austin Spurs (14-17) 103-108 on Friday at State Farm Arena. RGV's Darius Morris (6'4''-G-91, college: Michigan) scored 24 points. Two Vipers recorded double-doubles. Chinanu Onuaku had 14 points and 11 rebounds while JP Tokoto (6'6''-F-93, college: N.Carolina) scored 14 points with 10 rebounds. Bryn Forbes (6'3''-G-93, college: Michigan St.), on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, scored 20 points for Austin. The Vipers struggled to find their offensive rhythm early in the game. Forbes had 9 points in the first and helped the Spurs take a 29-21 lead. The Vipers trimmed the deficit in the second quarter. Gary Payton II (6'3''-G-92, college: Oregon St.) II scored 8 points in the quarter. Austin's Dejounte Murray (6'4''-G-96, college: Washington) did his part and scored 7 points for the Spurs in the second quarter to help the away team maintain the lead. The first half ended with the Vipers trailing 58-51. RGV had its best performance in the third quarter, outscoring the Spurs 30-25. A Tokoto 3-pointer gave the Vipers their first lead in the game with 8:16 remaining. Austin's bench came up big in the third. Livio Jean-Charles and Jeff Ledbetter (6'3''-G-88, college: Idaho) both scored 6 points in the quarter. Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90, college: Baylor)'s 9 points in the final quarter helped the away team slip away with the 108-103 win. Jefferson ended the night with 14 points and 7 rebounds. All five starters for the Vipers ended the night with double digits scoring. The Vipers will rest and prepare for an away back-to-back series against Sioux Falls starting Feb. 10.
Courtesy of: themonitor.com



Warriors Drop Road Contest to the Suns - by Eurobasket News

The Santa Cruz Warriors (17-13) fell to the Northern Arizona Suns (13-15) 108-93 on Saturday night at the Prescott Valley Event Center . Cameron Jones (6'4''-G-89, college: N.Arizona) led the Warriors with 17 points off the bench, while Scott Wood added 15 points. LaDontae Henton (6'6''-F-92, college: Providence) notched 13 points and Terrence Drisdom added 12 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. Xavier Silas (6'5''-SG-88, college: N.Illinois) led all scorers with his season-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Askia Booker (6'1''-G-93, college: Colorado) finished with 19 points, while dishing out eight of Northern Arizona's 21 assists. During Santa Cruz's last visit to Prescott Valley on Dec. 14, the Northern Arizona Suns were 10-1, good for the D-League's best mark. After being handed a loss by the visiting Warriors, the Suns entered tonight's game 2-14, including a 0-3 mark against Casey Hill's squad. The opening frame was an even effort from both teams with the Warriors slightly edging the Suns in field goal percentage (40%-36%) and three-point percentage (29%-25%). Despite shooting the ball better, Santa Cruz would not take a lead in the first quarter. The Warriors took the lead for the first time in the opening minute of the second quarter off a turnaround jumper from Chris Obekpa. The Suns would go on to outscore the Warriors 20-9 to lead by as many as 12 points to enter the break with a 55-45 advantage. The Suns extended their lead in the second half, jumping out to a 20-point advantage over Santa Cruz. The Warriors would limit their deficit to single-digits in the opening minutes of the final quarter, but the Suns would respond by opening their lead to defeat the Warriors by 15 points. Northern Arizona outrebounded the Warriors 52-35 with Derek Cooke (6'9''-F-91, college: Wyoming) Jr., pulling down 15 rebounds to go with his 13 points, powering the dominance on the boards for the hosts. Nine of Cooke's rebounds came on the offensive side of the ball. The Santa Cruz Warriors will travel to Frisco, Texas to face the Texas Legends on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST at Dr. Pepper Arena.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Review of Day 2 in Group A - by Ricardo Dominguez

2/3/2017

Group A

Plaza Valerio - GIE Maile Matrix 72-80

GIE Maile Matrix rallied past Plaza Valerio to open win count in Group A. Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 33 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Plaza jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Barnes scored 10 points to close the game for the win. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Big man Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 10 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. Jose Americo Delgado responded with 21 points for Plaza.

Atlanta Legends - Cupes 71-69

Legends victoriously opened Copa Mitchell campaign. They defeated Cupes in Group B opener. Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) nailed 30 points to lead the hosts. Legends secured a 48:37 halftime lead. Cupes pulled within 6 points at the final break. With the game on the line Xavier Rogers (188-G, college: Xavier, LA) nails the game winning shot with two seconds remaining. . Xavier Rogers finished with 16 points in the victory. Mariano Pena (194-F-79) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Cupes.

Cleveland Havok - Sameji 62-76

Sameji rallied past Cleveland Havok to open win count in Group A. Amaurys Fermin (191-PG-87, college: Cal Poly - SLO) nailed 22 points to lead the hosts. Sameji jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The home side unloaded 51 points in the second half and cruised to a comfortable win. Sterling Giron (187-G-85) netted 13 points in the victory. Tyler Shular (190-G/F, college: Fisher) responded with 15 points for Havok.



Santiago CMC round 2 best performance: Jermaine Barnes - by Ricardo Dominguez

2017 Copa Mitchell Cup Top Performance
2/4/2017

American Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the opening round for Copa Mitchell Cup league's leader GIE Maile Matrix and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Game award for round 1.

The 33-year old forward had a monster game of 33 points and eight rebounds, while his team outclassed Plaza with 6-point margin 80-74. This puts the Matrix in great position for a 3-peeat. The GIE Maile Matrix have won the last three Copa Mitchell Cup championships. Barnes just recently return to action after a career ending injury in 2014. He will lead the Matrix against Puevo Neuvo tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Barnes finished the game with 33 points (11-20fg), 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Plaza.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) of the Atlanta Legends.. Tony Omotayo impressed basketball fans with a great opening night of 30 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for the Legends to edge the higher-ranked Cupes by 2 points 71-69. This victory allowed the Legends to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best. Tony Omotayo has attended the Copa Mitchell Cup since 2014. He has won two back to back titles with the GIE Matrix.

The third best performed player last round was Dominican Oliver Garcia (188-SG-96) of Plaza. Oliver showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Plaza, in 2015 he was named Top Guard by LatinBasket.com. In 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs (USA) -14 (Bronze): 5 games: 3.2ppg

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Americo Delgado of Plaza - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) of GIE Maile Matrix - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks
7. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) of GIE Maile Matrix - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the Game 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)



Santiago CMC round 2 best performance: Jermaine Barnes - by Ricardo Dominguez

2017 Copa Mitchell Cup Top Performance
2/4/2017

American Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the opening round for Copa Mitchell Cup league's leader GIE Maile Matrix and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Game award for round 1.

The 33-year old forward had a monster game of 33 points and eight rebounds, while his team outclassed Plaza with 6-point margin 80-74. This puts the Matrix in great position for a 3-peeat. The GIE Maile Matrix have won the last three Copa Mitchell Cup championships. Barnes just recently return to action after a career ending injury in 2014. He will lead the Matrix against Puevo Neuvo tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Barnes finished the game with 33 points (11-20fg), 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Plaza.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) of the Atlanta Legends.. Tony Omotayo impressed basketball fans with a great opening night of 30 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for the Legends to edge the higher-ranked Cupes by 2 points 71-69. This victory allowed the Legends to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best. Tony Omotayo has attended the Copa Mitchell Cup since 2014. He has won two back to back titles with the GIE Matrix.

The third best performed player last round was Dominican Oliver Garcia (188-SG-96) of Plaza. Oliver showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Plaza, in 2015 he was named Top Guard by LatinBasket.com. In 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs (USA) -14 (Bronze): 5 games: 3.2ppg

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Americo Delgado of Plaza - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) of GIE Maile Matrix - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks
7. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) of GIE Maile Matrix - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the Game 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)



Review of Day 2 in Group B - by Ricardo Dominguez

2/3/2017

Group A

Plaza Valerio - GIE Maile Matrix 72-80

GIE Maile Matrix rallied past Plaza Valerio to open win count in Group A. Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 33 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Plaza jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Barnes scored 10 points to close the game for the win. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Big man Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 10 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. Jose Americo Delgado responded with 21 points for Plaza.

Atlanta Legends - Cupes 71-69

Legends victoriously opened Copa Mitchell campaign. They defeated Cupes in Group B opener. Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) nailed 30 points to lead the hosts. Legends secured a 48:37 halftime lead. Cupes pulled within 6 points at the final break. With the game on the line Xavier Rogers (188-G, college: Xavier, LA) nails the game winning shot with two seconds remaining. . Xavier Rogers finished with 16 points in the victory. Mariano Pena (194-F-79) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Cupes.

Cleveland Havok - Sameji 62-76

Sameji rallied past Cleveland Havok to open win count in Group A. Amaurys Fermin (191-PG-87, college: Cal Poly - SLO) nailed 22 points to lead the hosts. Sameji jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The home side unloaded 51 points in the second half and cruised to a comfortable win. Sterling Giron (187-G-85) netted 13 points in the victory. Tyler Shular (190-G/F, college: Fisher) responded with 15 points for Havok.



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Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 15-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 12-2 
 3. Rapla 9-5 
 4. TTU 9-6 
 5. Parnu 9-9 
 6. TLU/Kalev 6-11 
 7. Tarvas 5-11 
 8. Valga 5-12 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: TTU - Tarvas 92-86
Feb. 4: Rapla - TLU/Kalev 63-70
Feb. 4: Parnu - TU/Rock 62-67

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 10: TTU - Rapla
Feb. 10: Tarvas - Kalev/Cramo
Feb. 11: Valga - Parnu
Feb. 14: Parnu - TTU
Feb. 15: Tarvas - Rapla


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.20.7 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.1 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.19.1 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU18.3 
 5. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 6. Olmre, TTU17.4 
 7. Strupovics, Valga16.0 
 8. Post, Tarvas14.4 
 9. Saage, TL.14.2 
 10. Bubalo, Parnu14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.3 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU9.4 
 3. Baker, Tarvas9.2 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.5 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.2 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu6.9 
 9. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 3. Olmre, TTU4.3 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock4.3 
 5. Bratoz, Rapla4.2 
 6. Post, Tarvas4.1 
 7. Jones, TL.4.0 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas4.0 
 9. Saage, TL.3.8 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Paiste, Tarvas1.9 
 4. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 6. Tamm, TL.1.7 
 7. Dzeletovic, TL.1.7 
 8. Bratoz, Rapla1.7 
 9. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 10. Post, Tarvas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.4 
 2. van der Mars, Rap.1.1 
 3. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 4. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu1.0 
 6. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 7. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 8. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 9. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 10. Saks, TL.0.7 


Alexela KML Round 16: Rapla are defeated by TLU/Kalev - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Rapla between third ranked Rapla (9-5) and seventh ranked TLU/Kalev (6-11) on Saturday night. Rapla was defeated by TLU/Kalev in a tough game at home 63-70. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 36-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. TLU/Kalev moved-up to sixth place. Rapla lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with five games lost. TLU/Kalev will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play on the road against BC Rakvere and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Parnu. 4th ranked host Parnu (9-9) lost to first ranked TU/Rock (15-2) 67-62. The winners were led by the former international point guard Tanel Sokk (187-85) who scored that evening 19 points and 4 assists and Gert Dorbek supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 14 points by point guard Norman Kabin (188-97, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Parnu. TU/Rock have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-2 record. Parnu at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. TU/Rock will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Parnu will play at home against TTU (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 16 Tarvas lost to TTU on the opponent's court 86-92.

Parnu - TU/Rock 62-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Parnu. 4th ranked host Parnu (9-9) lost to first ranked TU/Rock (15-2) 67-62. Parnu was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. The winners were led by the former international point guard Tanel Sokk (187-85) who scored that evening 19 points and 4 assists and the former international Gert Dorbek (193-85) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 14 points by point guard Norman Kabin (188-97, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Parnu. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) added 8 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. TU/Rock have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-2 record. Parnu at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. TU/Rock will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Parnu will play at home against TTU (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: T.Sokk 19+3reb+4ast, G.Dorbek 14+5reb+3ast, D.Milka 10+6reb+1ast, V.Jois 6+5reb, J.Talts 6+5reb+1ast, M.Thomas 5+4reb+1ast
Parnu: N.Kabin 14+3reb+2ast, K.Kask 11+5reb, S.Sutt 9+4reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 8+6reb+2ast, R.Hallik 8+3reb+3ast, M.Kirves 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 534966


Rapla - TLU/Kalev 63-70

The most important game in the last round took place in Rapla between third ranked Rapla (9-5) and seventh ranked TLU/Kalev (6-11) on Saturday night. Rapla was defeated by TLU/Kalev in a tough game at home 63-70. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 36-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four TLU/Kalev players scored in double figures. At the losing side Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and Puerto Rican guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) scored 18 points. TLU/Kalev moved-up to sixth place. Rapla lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with five games lost. TLU/Kalev will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play on the road against BC Rakvere and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: K.Saage 18+7reb+1ast, D.Dzeletovic 17+5reb+2ast, M.Kurg 13+4reb+3ast, K.Saks 10+7reb+4ast, M.Jurtom 8+5reb, J.Vahter 4+3reb+1ast
Rapla: R.Suarez 18+4reb+2ast, T.van der Mars 12+15reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 9+3reb, D.Bratoz 7+3reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 6+5reb+1ast, K.Voolaid 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 534965


TTU - Tarvas 92-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked BC Rakvere's (5-11) road loss to fifth ranked TTU (9-6) 86-92. The hosts were ahead by 10 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 33-23 run, which allowed them to win the game. TTU made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The winners were led by the former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kiur Akenparg (190-88) supported him with 20 points. Even 23 points and 7 rebounds by point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) did not help to save the game for BC Rakvere. Forward Tonis Peil (196-93) added 15 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. TTU moved-up to fourth place. BC Rakvere at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. TTU will play against Parnu (#5) on the road in the next round. BC Rakvere will play against Rapla and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
TTU: K.Akenparg 20+3reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 19+4reb+1ast, R.Koort 16+6reb, J.Jarvelainen 13+13reb+2ast, S.Olmre 11+7reb+5ast, S.Viilup 10+6reb+3ast
Tarvas: S.Post 23+7reb+2ast, M.Paiste 17+7reb+4ast, T.Peil 15+11reb+3ast, K.Lips 14+5reb+3ast, O.Metsalu 13+5reb, M.Sumanov 2+1reb
gschID: 534964





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

26-year old forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90, agency: Octagon Europe) had a very impressive game in the last round for TTU and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Valga (#8, 5-12) 98-87. Thanks to this victory TTU moved-up to the 5th position in Estonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. TTU will need more victories to improve their 8-6 record. In the team's last game Jarvelainen had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be TTU's top player in his first season with the team. Jarvelainen has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.7ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-SF-95) of Valga. He is Latvian in his first season at Valga. In the last game Zvigurs recorded impressive double-double of 35 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Valga lost that game 87-98 to the higher-ranked TTU (#5, 8-6). This loss caused Valga to drop to 8th position in the standings. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Valga managed to get this year. Zvigurs is a newcomer at Valga and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla (#3). van der Mars scored 22 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite van der Mars' great performance Rapla lost 73-79 to #1 ranked TU/Rock. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Rapla needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 4 lost games. van der Mars has a great season in Estonia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.6ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 14.2rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 63.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mark Tollefsen (206-PF-92) of Kalev/Cramo - 29 points and 8 rebounds
5. Venky Jois (202-F-93) of TU/Rock - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Madis Soodla (205-F/C-97) of Noorteliiga - 17 points and 11 rebounds
7. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) of Parnu - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) of TTU - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) of Tarvas - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Rannar Raap (191-G/F-92) of Parnu - 12 points, 8 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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Erick Green claims Euroleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Erick Green (190-PG-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Olympiacos and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 25-year old playmaker had the game-high 25 points adding three rebounds and two assists for Olympiacos in his team's victory, helping them to beat Unics (#13, 7-14) 90-75. Olympiacos maintains the 3rd position in Euroleague . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Olympiacos will need more victories to improve their 15-6 record. In the team's last game Green had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Erick Green averages this season 10.0ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American forward Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of Anadolu Efes. Brown impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he led Anadolu Efes to another comfortable win 86-72 over the higher-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#5, 12-9) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Anadolu Efes to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-11 record. Brown is well-known by Anadolu Efes fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka (#9). Wanamaker scored 20 points and passed six assists. Despite Wanamaker's great performance Darussafaka lost 87-89 to the lower-ranked EA7 Armani (#15, 7-14). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Darussafaka ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Wanamaker could help Darussafaka to bring them higher in the standings. Wanamaker has a great season in Euroleague. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.2ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) of Brose Bask. - 25 points and 4 assists
7. Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) of Zalgiris - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ante Zizic (210-F/C-97) of Darussafaka - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA - 23 points, 3 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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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jones, Lapua22.5 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.3 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot20.0 
 4. Morris, Lapua17.7 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.5 
 6. Brown, Kataja B.17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto16.8 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.5 
 9. Dia, BC Nokia15.5 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Van, Korihait10.8 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.2 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.6 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.8.5 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 9. Morris, Lapua8.2 
 10. Bullock, Pyrinto8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki6.0 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 8. Minard, Pyrinto4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
 10. Skamo, BC Nokia3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.4 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.1 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.9 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.6 
 9. Barrett, 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. Bristol, Kataja B.1.2 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. McAlister, Korihait0.9 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 9. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.5 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.6 
 4. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.6 
 5. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.0 
 6. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.9 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 10. Clark, Porvoon .22.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.9 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.8 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket11.9 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.4 
 7. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
 9. Blomqvist, HyPo10.7 
 10. Flemings, FoKoPo10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.7 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United5.1 
 6. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.5 
 7. Innamaa, TuNM.4.4 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.9 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 5. Moore, ToPo2.4 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.3 
 7. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 8. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.2 
 9. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 10. King, Karkkila2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Harvey, Oulun N.1.5 
 3. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 4. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Lehtinen, PuHu J.1.3 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Bratton, Namika Lr1.3 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Strasbourg - Le Mans 92-63
Feb. 4: Nancy - Chalons-Reims 89-80
Feb. 4: Gravelines - Dijon 87-89
Feb. 3: Paris-Levallois - Antibes 86-67
Feb. 4: Monaco - Le Portel 81-57
Feb. 4: Hyeres-Toulon - Orleans 78-61
Feb. 3: ASVEL - Nanterre 74-88
Feb. 6: Cholet - Limoges
Feb. 5: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Chalon


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.9 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.1 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois16.7 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.6 
 10. Hassell, Le Portel14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.6 
 3. Hunt, Nancy7.9 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.6 
 6. Hassell, Le Portel7.3 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.2 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 8. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 9. Eito, Orleans4.6 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 3. Eito, Orleans2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 6. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans1.5 
 9. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 10. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel1.0 
 6. Jeanne, Nancy1.0 
 7. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 9. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 13-4 
 2. Provence Basket 13-4 
 3. Charleville 11-6 
 4. Lille 10-7 
 5. Nantes 10-7 
 6. Denain 9-8 
 7. Le Havre 9-8 
 8. Blois 8-9 
 9. Vichy Clermont 8-9 
 10. Roanne 8-9 
 11. Boulazac 8-9 
 12. Evreux 8-9 
 13. Maurienne 7-10 
 14. Poitiers 7-10 
 15. St Quentin 7-10 
 16. Rouen 6-11 
 17. Boulogne 6-11 
 18. St Chamond 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 3: Evreux - Rouen 87-74
Feb. 3: Lille - Maurienne 83-61
Feb. 4: Bourg - Blois 81-79
Feb. 3: Charleville - St Chamond 80-82
Feb. 3: Vichy Clermont - Nantes 79-90
Feb. 4: Le Havre - Roanne 76-83
Feb. 3: Denain - Poitiers 68-72
Feb. 3: St Quentin - Provence Basket 67-62
Feb. 4: Boulazac - Boulogne 60-61


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Williams, Boulazac19.1 
 2. Jones, Lille18.0 
 3. Hermannsson, Charlevi.18.0 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.2 
 5. Burton, Roanne16.9 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.16.7 
 7. Bigote, Nantes15.9 
 8. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.6 
 9. Henry, Evreux15.3 
 10. Walker, Evreux15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Kone, Charleville10.4 
 2. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.6 
 3. Burton, Roanne9.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.6 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.5 
 7. Diame, Blois7.5 
 8. Paumier, Boulogne7.5 
 9. Williams, Boulazac7.4 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dustin WARE
  Vichy C.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ware, Vichy C.6.7 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne6.3 
 3. King, Le Havre6.3 
 4. Turner, Blois6.1 
 5. Hermannsson, Charlevi.6.0 
 6. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.6 
 8. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.5 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.5 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 2. Denave, Vichy C.2.2 
 3. Henry, Evreux2.2 
 4. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes2.0 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 7. Williams, Boulazac1.9 
 8. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Paumier, Boulogne1.4 
 3. Fall, Poitiers1.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Jones, Lille1.2 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 8. Boateng, Blois1.1 
 9. Williams, Boulazac1.1 
 10. Traore, Lille1.1 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 16-5 
 2. Souffel 15-6 
 3. Caen 15-6 
 4. GET Vosges 14-7 
 5. RAC Basket 14-7 
 6. Orchies 12-9 
 7. St Vallier 11-10 
 8. Lourdes 10-11 
 9. Rennes 10-11 
 10. Chartres 10-11 
 11. ALS Basket 10-11 
 12. SAP Vaucluse 9-12 
 13. Challans 9-12 
 14. Vitre 9-12 
 15. Angers BC 9-12 
 16. Gries/Oberhoffen 8-13 
 17. Lorient 8-13 
 18. CFBB 0-21 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 3: St Vallier - ALS Basket 92-108
Feb. 4: Lorient - RAC Basket 91-75
Feb. 4: Orchies - Vitre 78-73
Feb. 3: GET Vosges - Lourdes 78-63
Feb. 4: CFBB - Challans 78-102
Feb. 3: Chartres - Caen 74-77
Feb. 4: Gries/Oberhoffen - Quimper 70-80
Feb. 4: SAP Vaucluse - Souffel 105-102
Feb. 3: Rennes - Angers BC 102-74

Round 18

Jan. 31: Gries/Oberhoffen - CFBB 78-55


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.4 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket17.4 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.0 
 4. Geiger, SAP V.16.9 
 5. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 6. Newson, Lorient16.5 
 7. Mitchell, Chartres16.5 
 8. Vaty, Lourdes16.2 
 9. Zivkovic, Rennes15.6 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.6 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.0 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.9 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.3 
 5. Blackwell, ALS B.7.6 
 6. Cox, Challans7.5 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Vaty, Lourdes7.4 
 9. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 10. Craion, Lorient7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes6.9 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.7 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.6 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Suhard, Angers BC5.0 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 7. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.4.8 
 8. Siegwarth, Vitre4.7 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.5 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craion, Lorient3.0 
 2. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 4. Cornely, Caen2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Newson, Lorient1.9 
 8. Demuynck, Lourdes1.8 
 9. Correia, Souffel1.8 
 10. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rolandas JAKSTAS
  Gries/Ob.
  (202-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.4 
 2. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 5. Bobrov, Quimper1.0 
 6. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 7. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.9 
 8. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 9. Davis, Rennes0.9 
 10. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 


NM1 Round 21: SAP Vaucluse edge Souffelweyersheim by three points - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NM1 took place in Sorgues. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Souffelweyersheim (15-6) to fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (9-12) 105-102 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. SAP Vaucluse made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 29 points and 8 assists. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Caen. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Caen (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against Saint Vallier and is hoping to win this game.
Eighth-ranked UB Chartres (10-11) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Caen (15-6). The visitors from Caen managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ludovic Chelle contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for UB Chartres. Caen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. UB Chartres lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Caen will play against SAP Vaucluse (#12) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UB Chartres will play on the road against Lourdes-Tarbes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Quimper UJAP delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) 80-70 in Bischwiller. Dwight Burke stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Gregg Thondique with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Quimper UJAP. They maintain first place with 16-5 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lorient. Quimper UJAP will meet at home GET Vosges (#4) in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 102-78 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (9-12) in Paris. Demarco Cox nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vendee Challans moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-55 loss to fifteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) in Bischwiller on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Gregg Thondique who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Gries/Oberhoffen went down to sixteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Lorient. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. CFBB will play against Rueil (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 21 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Vitre was defeated by Orchies in a road game 78-73. Lorient beat RAC Basket at home 91-75. ALS Basket won against St Vallier on the opponent's court 108-92. Rennes outscored Angers BC in a home game 102-74. Lourdes recorded a loss to GET Vosges on the road 78-63.
The best stats of 21th round was 12 points by Ovidijus Varanauskas of Gries/Oberhoffen.

SAP Vaucluse - Souffel 105-102

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NM1 took place in Sorgues. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Souffelweyersheim (15-6) to fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (9-12) 105-102 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. SAP Vaucluse made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 29 points and 8 assists. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Valentin Correia (192-93) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Caen. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Caen (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against Saint Vallier and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 29+1reb+8ast, C.Soumaoro 17+9reb+2ast, D.Tarvydas 14+3reb+2ast, D.Kaba 14+2reb+4ast, A.Liorel 13+3reb, B.Davis 12+3reb
Souffel: R.Kayembe 26+7reb+3ast, V.Correia 16+4reb, J.Delmas 14+2reb+1ast, G.Staniulis 12+6reb+2ast, A.El Gazhi 10+6reb, F.Harris 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484936


Gries/Oberhoffen - Quimper 70-80

Leader Quimper UJAP delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) 80-70 in Bischwiller. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. Gries/Oberhoffen managed to win third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quimper UJAP forced 21 Gries/Oberhoffen turnovers. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Burke is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Lithuanian forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) scored 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The victory was the third consecutive win for Quimper UJAP. They maintain first place with 16-5 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lorient. Quimper UJAP will meet at home GET Vosges (#4) in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 15+5reb, M.Choplin 12+2reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 11+1reb, J.Bluntt 10+5reb+3ast, M.Tensorer 8+3reb+3ast, F.Herard 7+2reb
Gries/Oberhoffen: R.Jakstas 21+4reb+2ast, G.Thondique 17+10reb+4ast, A.Doumbia 10+4reb+4ast, T.Ghezala 9+2reb+7ast, G.Duro 8, O.Varanauskas 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484942


CFBB - Challans 78-102

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 102-78 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (9-12) in Paris. CFBB was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 58-32 second half run of Vendee Challans. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 34. 28 personal fouls committed by CFBB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Point guard Yanik Blanc (184-99) came up with 23 points and 6 assists and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 17 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vendee Challans moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Challans: D.Cox 23+8reb+4ast, E.Monceau 17+8reb+1ast, D.Gentil 15+1reb+2ast, J.Barham 13+7reb+3ast, D.Petrovic 11+3reb+1ast, I.Saounera 10+2reb+1ast
CFBB: Y.Blanc 23+4reb+6ast, I.Fevrier 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Choupas 12+4reb+1ast, N.Dorez 5+1reb, J.Randriamananjara 5, M.Dossou Yovo 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484939


Orchies - Vitre 78-73

There was no surprise in Orchies where 12th ranked Vitre (9-12) was defeated by sixth ranked Orchesien BC (12-9) 78-73 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Vitre was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Hugo Dumortier (195-93) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who recorded 18 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and swingman Maxence Claveau (194-94) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Orchesien BC and four Vitre players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC maintains sixth place with 12-9 record. Loser Vitre keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Orchesien BC will face Angers BC (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vitre will play against Lorient and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Orchies: H.Dumortier 17+5reb+4ast, S.Cisse 16+4reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 13+12reb+5ast, M.Simmons 11+6reb, A.Racine 11+1reb+3ast, C.Cairo 6+6reb+1ast
Vitre: G.Merie 18+2reb+2ast, Y.Siegwarth 16+1reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 15+5reb, M.Claveau 11+8reb+3ast, S.Pejovic 6+3reb+5ast, E.Akadiri 3+3ast
gschID: 484941


Lorient - RAC Basket 91-75

There was a surprise result when seventeenth ranked Lorient (8-13) defeated at home 4th placed Rueil (14-7) 91-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lorient. Rueil was better in third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lorient forced 23 Rueil turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 29 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Mathieu Bigote (190-84) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) who recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rueil's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lorient moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Gries/Oberhoffen. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Lorient will face higher ranked Vitre (#14) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rueil will play against CFBB (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lorient: J.Newson 29+5reb, M.Bigote 18+3reb+6ast, M.Craion 15+6reb+5ast, C.Faroux 12+4reb+2ast, M.Oluic 5+3reb, R.Giaimo 4+2reb
RAC Basket: R.Anderson 26+8reb+2ast, D.Sencanski 13+2reb+1ast, J.Bichard 12+2reb+4ast, W.Felder 10+8reb+1ast, L.Sambe 7+3reb+3ast, K.Gourari 4+10reb+2ast
gschID: 484943


St Vallier - ALS Basket 92-108

There was an upset when higher ranked Saint Vallier (11-10) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked ALS Basket (10-11) 108-92 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by ALS Basket. Saint Vallier was better in second period 27-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game. ALS Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Saint Vallier was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 26 points and 9 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Five ALS Basket players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Omar Strong (175-90, college: Texas Southern) who recorded 33 points (!!!) and power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ALS Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. ALS Basket will face Union Rennes (#9) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 26+1reb+9ast, P.Blackwell 24+12reb, Y.Bassine 16+5reb+5ast, S.Neri 15+1reb+6ast, N.Kovanusic 12+7reb+5ast, R.Aubry 5+2reb+2ast
St Vallier: O.Strong 33+1reb+2ast, P.Njiba 12+4reb+2ast, S.Aded Hussein 11+5reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 10+2reb+3ast, J.Delhomme 9+3reb+3ast, S.Bradford 9+8reb+3ast
gschID: 484938


Chartres - Caen 74-77

Eighth-ranked UB Chartres (10-11) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Caen (15-6). The visitors from Caen managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But UB Chartres won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caen forced 20 UB Chartres turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a good game for American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Mali point guard Ludovic Chelle (183-83) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) added 20 points in the effort for UB Chartres. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. UB Chartres lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Caen will play against SAP Vaucluse (#12) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UB Chartres will play on the road against Lourdes-Tarbes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caen: L.Chelle 18+2reb+5ast, R.Gordon 14+10reb+1ast, T.Cornely 11+9reb+1ast, B.Monteiro 10+5reb+7ast, J.Sinica 9+2ast, M.Diarra 8+3reb+1ast
Chartres: O.Romain 20+2reb+3ast, K.Bichard 16+6reb+5ast, M.Ruikis 12+1reb, J.Mitchell 10+5reb+5ast, H.Disy 7+11reb+2ast, P.Clerence 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484937


Rennes - Angers BC 102-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Union Rennes and 11th ranked Angers BC had identical 9-11 record. This time Union Rennes used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Angers 102-74 on Friday night. The game without a history. Union Rennes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Rennes looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Angers BC's players. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91) who scored 22 points. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Union Rennes' coach Pascal Thibaud felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) who recorded 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists respectively. Union Rennes (10-11) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Angers BC dropped to the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Union Rennes will face ALS Basket (#11) in Andrezieux in the next round. Angers BC will play at home against Orchesien BC and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: V.Zivkovic 22+3reb+3ast, A.Hill 19+6reb+3ast, J.Sclear 14+3reb+2ast, D.Davis 14+4reb+5ast, E.Kabir Pene 13+4reb+7ast, S.Dia 7+4reb+2ast
Angers BC: R.Uzas 14+7reb+4ast, J.Douillet 13+5reb, H.Suhard 10+6reb+8ast, A.Calhoun 9+4reb+1ast, T.Lonzieme 8+2reb+1ast, G.Plas 8+1reb
gschID: 484940


GET Vosges - Lourdes 78-63

Not a big story in a game in Golbey where 9th ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-11) was defeated by fifth ranked GET Vosges (14-7) 78-63 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-63. GET Vosges dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Lourdes-Tarbes' 24. GET Vosges forced 20 Lourdes-Tarbes turnovers. The best player for the winners was Canadian Guillaume Boucard (197-88) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: HMS) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively. Lourdes-Tarbes' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for GET Vosges. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with RAC Basket. Lourdes-Tarbes lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. GET Vosges will face league's leader Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lourdes-Tarbes will play against UB Chartres (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: G.Boucard 17+9reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 13+7reb+2ast, S.Ricard 11+2reb+1ast, M.Doumbe 8+8reb+1ast, I.Sidibe 7+2reb+1ast, L.Gigant 7+5reb+6ast
Lourdes: X.d'Almeida 12+9reb+2ast, F.Lesca 11+1ast, L.Vaty 9+10reb, M.Kazonas 8+1reb, F.Bondron 8+4reb+1ast, J.Demuynck 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484944


Round 18
Gries/Oberhoffen - CFBB 78-55

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-55 loss to fifteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) in Bischwiller on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 45-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gries/Oberhoffen dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 2 points in fourth quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) chipped in 11 points. Four Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Joel Ayayi (193-0) who recorded 7 points and 5 rebounds and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 12 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Gries/Oberhoffen went down to sixteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Lorient. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. CFBB will play against Rueil (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gries/Oberhoffen: G.Thondique 15+7reb, O.Varanauskas 12+2reb+3ast, R.Jakstas 12+3reb+1ast, A.Doumbia 11+4reb+2ast, R.Delar 8+7reb+2ast, G.Duro 7+3reb
CFBB: I.Fevrier 12+2reb, S.Briki 10+2reb, Y.Blanc 9+3reb+1ast, T.Bazille 8+5reb, J.Ayayi 7+5reb+2ast, N.Dorez 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 532979





ProB Round 17 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

ProB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 17 rounds left. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Fourth defeat of league's leader Provence Basket (13-4) against sixteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (7-10) 67-62 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 21-1 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saint-Quentin dominated on the defensive end, holding Provence Basket to just 1 points in fourth quarter. Saint-Quentin forced 19 Provence Basket turnovers. Swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. American-Kenyan forward Robert Nyakundi (203-89, college: SMU) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds for Provence Basket. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Maurienne and Poitiers. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Bourg who have the same record. Provence Basket will play next round against Boulazac Basket trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Saint-Quentin will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Nantes on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked JL Bourg as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Provence Basket) loss. JL Bourg edged 8th ranked ADA Blois at home 81-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ADA Blois. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Maxime Courby chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Senegalese center Moise Diame (206-86) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds. JL Bourg (13-4) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Provence Basket. ADA Blois at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. ADA Blois will play next round against Denain Voltaire trying to get back on the winning streak. JL Bourg will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne at Aix-les-Bains.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-6) against eighteenth ranked Saint Chamond (5-12) on Friday night. Host Charleville-Mezieres was edged by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Charleville 80-82. Killian Larson nailed 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Jordan Fouse came up with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Charleville-Mezieres in the defeat. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint Chamond maintains eighteenth place with 5-12 record. Loser Charleville-Mezieres keeps the third position with six games lost. Saint Chamond will meet at home higher ranked JA Vichy (#9) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Poitiers (#14) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Boulazac Basket (8-9) to seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (6-11) 61-60 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The best player for the winners was Kevin Mendy who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Rouen. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne's next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#16) on the road.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between STB Le Havre (9-8) and Chorale de Roanne (8-9), which took place in Le Havre. Higher ranked STB Le Havre lost at home to twelfth ranked Chorale de Roanne 76-83 on Saturday. Joe Burton orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. STB Le Havre's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. STB Le Havre lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face ALM Evreux (#12) at home in the next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Nantes beat Vichy Clermont on the road 90-79. Lille destroyed Maurienne on its own court 83-61. Rouen unfortunately lost to Evreux in a road game 74-87. Denain recorded a loss to Poitiers at home 68-72.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals by David Denave of Vichy Clermont.

Le Havre - Roanne 76-83

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between STB Le Havre (9-8) and Chorale de Roanne (8-9), which took place in Le Havre. Higher ranked STB Le Havre lost at home to twelfth ranked Chorale de Roanne 76-83 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Chorale de Roanne dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to STB Le Havre's 22. Chorale de Roanne forced 21 STB Le Havre turnovers. Strangely STB Le Havre outrebounded Chorale de Roanne 42-21 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. His fellow American import guard Andre Hollins (186-92, college: Minnesota, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Josh Greene (183-92, college: CS Northridge) answered with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) added 11 points and 15 rebounds in the effort for STB Le Havre. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. STB Le Havre's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. STB Le Havre lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face ALM Evreux (#12) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: J.Greene 15+8reb+8ast, M.Lebrun 14+2reb+2ast, R.Martin 13+7reb+2ast, D.Odiakosa 11+15reb+1ast, G.Denis 9, F.Paschal 6+1reb
Roanne: J.Burton 19+8reb+4ast, A.Hollins 16+3reb+6ast, A.Rozenfeld 13+1reb+5ast, A.Kanervo 11+2ast, M.Nuutinen 9+1reb+1ast, T.Ville 7+5reb+4ast
gschID: 484420


Bourg - Blois 81-79

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked JL Bourg as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Provence Basket) loss. JL Bourg edged 8th ranked ADA Blois at home 81-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ADA Blois. The hosts were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 30-15 ADA Blois' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 81-79 at the end of the game. JL Bourg made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. JL Bourg brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Maxime Courby (200-90) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Senegalese center Moise Diame (206-86) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and Benjamin Monclar (191-88) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). JL Bourg (13-4) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Provence Basket. ADA Blois at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. ADA Blois will play next round against Denain Voltaire trying to get back on the winning streak. JL Bourg will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne at Aix-les-Bains.
Top scorers:
Blois: M.Diame 20+7reb, B.Monclar 17+5reb+2ast, L.Wilson 15+5reb+2ast, F.Turner 8+3reb+5ast, E.Boateng 6+1reb, A.Ndoye 5+5reb+2ast
Bourg: Z.Peacock 20+7reb+4ast, Y.Ndoye 19+5reb, M.Courby 15+8reb+3ast, P.Braud 8+2ast, G.Sim 8+2reb+7ast, M.Houmounou 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 484419


Boulazac - Boulogne 60-61

A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Boulazac Basket (8-9) to seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (6-11) 61-60 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 21-6 third quarter run of SO Maritime Boulogne. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Boulazac Basket to just 6 points in third quarter. The best player for the winners was forward Kevin Mendy (200-92) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 12 points and 4 steals. Naturalized Central African power forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and Aurelien Salmon (202-87) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Rouen. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne's next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#16) on the road.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: M.Zianveni 12+6reb, A.Salmon 10+7reb, A.Tanghe 10+3reb, G.Clerc 8+4reb, J.Williams 8+4reb+1ast, T.Sapp 7+2reb+1ast
Boulogne: K.Mendy 13+10reb+2ast, T.Gipson 12+4reb+2ast, W.de Jong 12+3reb+3ast, G.Paumier 8+5reb, T.Duren 7+2reb+1ast, K.Moendadze 5+3reb
gschID: 484415


Vichy Clermont - Nantes 79-90

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Nantes (10-7) beat on the road 10th ranked JA Vichy (8-9) 90-79 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Nantes. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 29-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nantes shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Latvian Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., agency: HMS) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. David Denave (193-85) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) added 12 points and 10 assists in the effort for JA Vichy. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lille. Loser JA Vichy dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Nantes will face Saint-Quentin (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JA Vichy will play against Saint Chamond (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: D.Denave 21+6reb+5ast, J.Cole 16+4reb, C.Bronchard 15+6reb+2ast, D.Ware 12+1reb+10ast, A.Labanca 6, G.Lessort 5+2reb
Nantes: R.Kuksiks 21+4reb+2ast, C.McKnight 18+2reb, L.Ekperigin 13+5reb+3ast, V.Bigote 11+9reb+2ast, A.Desespringalle 10+1reb+1ast, K.Mitchell 9+3reb+6ast
gschID: 484423


St Quentin - Provence Basket 67-62

Fourth defeat of league's leader Provence Basket (13-4) against sixteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (7-10) 67-62 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 21-1 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saint-Quentin dominated on the defensive end, holding Provence Basket to just 1 points in fourth quarter. Saint-Quentin forced 19 Provence Basket turnovers. Swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. American-Kenyan forward Robert Nyakundi (203-89, college: SMU) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) added 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Provence Basket. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Maurienne and Poitiers. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Bourg who have the same record. Provence Basket will play next round against Boulazac Basket trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Saint-Quentin will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Nantes on the road.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: B.Waldow 13+8reb+2ast, S.Hernandez 9+4reb, X.Gaillou 9+2reb+1ast, M.Dia 8+1reb+1ast, A.Broussard 7+5reb+4ast, D.Obasohan 5+2reb+2ast
St Quentin: P.Drouault 16+9reb+1ast, R.Nyakundi 15+5reb+1ast, M.Buval 11+4reb, M.Mutuale 7+3ast, R.Rhoomes 6+8reb+1ast, E.Maraux 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 484422


Lille - Maurienne 83-61

Very expected game when 13th ranked Aix-Maurienne (7-10) was smashed on the road by seventh ranked Lille Metropole (10-7) 83-61 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. Aix-Maurienne was better in fourth quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aix-Maurienne 41-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. Paul-Lou Duwiquet (195-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Lille Metropole's coach Neno Asceric felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Rayvonte Rice (193-92, college: Illinois) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and the other American import forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St., agency: HMS) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. Lille Metropole moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nantes. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Lille Metropole will face STB Le Havre (#7) at home in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: R.Rice 20+6reb+4ast, A.Williamson 13+9reb+1ast, M.Sonko 10+3reb+1ast, G.Noel 9+2reb+3ast, R.Dardaine 7+3reb+2ast, T.Turam-Ullien 2+2reb
Lille: P.Duwiquet 18+1reb+3ast, D.Jones 15+5reb+1ast, J.Traore 15+2reb+1ast, J.MBida 9+9reb, B.Pamba-Juille 8+2reb+2ast, L.Asceric 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 484421


Evreux - Rouen 87-74

Rather predictable result when twelfth ranked ALM Evreux (8-9) won against at home 15th ranked SPO Rouen (6-11) 87-74 on Friday. The game without a history. ALM Evreux led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Lamine Kante (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 assists. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux's coach Laurent Sciarra used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for SPO Rouen. ALM Evreux moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the sixteenth position with 11 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Chorale de Roanne (#10) on the road in the next round. SPO Rouen will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Fairell 16+11reb+1ast, H.Palsson 14+4reb+4ast, D.Colter 11+2reb+5ast, C.Ponsar 11+1reb, J.Woodard 9+3reb, G.Curier 8+11reb
Evreux: C.Henry 16+2reb+4ast, L.Kante 16+4reb+5ast, C.Walker 13+6reb, P.Beye 11+7reb, S.Mekdad 11+3ast, B.Pinault 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 484418


Denain - Poitiers 68-72

There was an upset when higher ranked Denain Voltaire (9-8) lost at home to fourteenth ranked Poitiers (7-10) 72-68 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 47-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Poitiers forced 20 Denain Voltaire turnovers. American swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Darnell Harris (184-86, college: La Salle) answered with 12 points and Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) added 10 points in the effort for Denain Voltaire. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Poitiers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with St Quentin and Maurienne. Loser Denain Voltaire dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Poitiers will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: D.Harris 12+4reb+2ast, C.Abouo 10+4reb, J.Cazenobe 10+3reb+1ast, W.Racine 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Smock 8+6reb, K.Harley 6+4reb
Poitiers: D.Reed 22+6reb+3ast, Y.Fall 10+8reb+1ast, C.Leonard 10+5ast, A.Thinon 10+1ast, J.Threatt 9+2reb+4ast, M.Var 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484417


Charleville - St Chamond 80-82

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-6) against eighteenth ranked Saint Chamond (5-12) on Friday night. Host Charleville-Mezieres was edged by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Charleville 80-82. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 25-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American center Killian Larson (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Inception Sports) nailed 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and his fellow American import guard B.A. Walker (184-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports) accounted for 8 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Jordan Fouse (201-94, college: Green Bay, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Charleville-Mezieres in the defeat. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint Chamond maintains eighteenth place with 5-12 record. Loser Charleville-Mezieres keeps the third position with six games lost. Saint Chamond will meet at home higher ranked JA Vichy (#9) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Poitiers (#14) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Charleville: J.Fouse 25+8reb+4ast, M.Hermannsson 16+6reb+3ast, M.Kone 14+10reb+1ast, W.Brown 8+4ast, L.Dussoulier 6+3reb, D.Bouquet 6+3ast
St Chamond: K.Larson 16+7reb+1ast, E.Zukauskas 13+1reb+2ast, S.Gombauld 10+3reb+1ast, G.Landry Edi 9+3reb+2ast, M.Guichard 8+3ast, B.Walker 8+5reb+6ast
gschID: 484416





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  FYR MACEDONIA  

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Feni Industries 10-1 
 2. Rabotnicki 9-2 
 3. Kumanovo 7-3 
 4. Kozuv 6-4 
 5. Strumica 4-6 
 6. Pelister Bitola 4-7 
 7. Ohrid AV 2-8 
 8. Vardar 0-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. Karpos Sokoli
 2. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 4: Feni Industries - Vardar 77-63
Feb. 4: Kozuv - Rabotnicki 77-56
Feb. 4: Pelister Bitola - Kumanovo 64-81
Feb. 4: Ohrid AV - Strumica 60-64

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 11: Vardar - Kozuv
Feb. 11: Kumanovo - Feni Industries
Feb. 11: Rabotnicki - Ohrid AV
Feb. 11: Strumica - Pelister Bitola


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv19.7 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.7 
 3. Mijovic, Kozuv16.0 
 4. Hawkins, Pelister.15.9 
 5. Ceskovic, Feni I.15.2 
 6. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 7. Besovic, Strumica14.0 
 8. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.13.9 
 9. Cekovski, Rabotnicki13.7 
 10. Vasilic, Ohrid AV13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv12.4 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.3 
 4. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.9 
 5. Zekjiri, Vardar6.8 
 6. Golubovic, Pelister.6.4 
 7. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.2 
 8. Besovic, Strumica6.1 
 9. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.1 
 10. Mijatovic, Kuman.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.9 
 2. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.6 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv4.3 
 4. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.1 
 6. Bogoev, Strumica4.1 
 7. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.3.8 
 9. Hall, Kozuv3.5 
 10. Zivcevic, Strumica3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Ohrid A.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 2. Hall, Kozuv1.4 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.4 
 4. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 5. Jokic, Strumica1.3 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.2 
 7. Nikolic, Rabotnicki1.2 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.1.2 
 9. Karakolev, Kuman.1.1 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.5 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv1.2 
 3. Djekic, Feni I.0.9 
 4. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 5. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 6. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.7 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo0.6 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv0.5 
 9. Zekjiri, Vardar0.5 
 10. Vasilic, Ohrid AV0.5 


Feni Industries ink Nemanja Krstic - by Mario Divanisov

Macedonian side KK Feni Industries straightened their roster with the addition of 23-year old Small forward Nemanja Krstic (205-SF-93).
Krstic is an experienced played that spent his entire carrier playing for ABA Leauge teams. He started his carrier at KK Vrsac Swisslion (2012/13) where he played 15 games in the Adriatic League averaging 2.0ppg and 0.7rpg for less than 8 minutes on the court. After one season at Vrsac he moved to BC Mega Leks where he spent 3 seasons for the Sremska Mitrovica club before moving to BC Igokea Aleksandrovac in the 2015/16 season. This season Krstic started in Bar playing for KK Mornar Basket Bar where he didn't make a statement in the club averaging 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg in 10 games in the ABA League and 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg in 10 games in the Basketball Champions League.

The 23-year old Small forward should be of a huge favor for the remaining of the season as KK Feni Industries fight on two fronts. His debut for the team is expected to be in the first game of the Macedonian Cup that will be held from 17.02 to 19.02 in Kavadarci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Prva Liga Round 11: Leader Rabotnicki loses to Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Rabotnicki (9-2) recorded its second loss in Gevgelija on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fourth ranked Kozuv (6-4) 77-56. The game without a history. Kozuv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kozuv outrebounded Rabotnicki 46-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) chipped in 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international Gjorgi Cekovski (203-79) produced 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Kozuv maintains fourth place with 6-4 record. Rabotnicki at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Kozuv are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vardar (#8) in Skopje in the next round. Rabotnicki will play at home against Ohrid AV (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 77-63 loss to second ranked Feni Industries (10-1) in Kavadarci. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The former international swingman Gorjan Markovski (196-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Kiril Nikolovski contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. British power forward Deji Adekunle (209, college: Kaiser) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds for Vardar. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Feni Industries have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-1 record having just one point less than leader Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Feni Industries will play against Kumanovo (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar will play against Kozuv (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Ohrid was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Strumica (4-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-8). Strumica managed to secure a 4-point victory 64-60 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Eftim Bogoev who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Milojko Vasilic responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strumica maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Ohrid AV lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Strumica will meet at home higher ranked Pelister Bitola (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ohrid AV will play against the league's leader Rabotnicki in Skopje and hope to secure a win.
The game in Bitola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kumanovo (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Pelister Bitola (4-7). Kumanovo did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 81-64. It was an exceptional evening for Dimitar Karadzovski who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 assists. Kumanovo's coach Marijan Srbinovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumanovo maintains third place with 7-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Pelister Bitola lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Kumanovo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Feni Industries in Kavadarci and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pelister Bitola will play on the road against Strumica in Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Kozuv - Rabotnicki 77-56

Top ranked Rabotnicki (9-2) recorded its second loss in Gevgelija on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fourth ranked Kozuv (6-4) 77-56. The game without a history. Kozuv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kozuv outrebounded Rabotnicki 46-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international Gjorgi Cekovski (203-79) produced 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Nenad Misanovic (217-84) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Kozuv maintains fourth place with 6-4 record. Rabotnicki at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Kozuv are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vardar (#8) in Skopje in the next round. Rabotnicki will play at home against Ohrid AV (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: G.Cekovski 14+9reb+4ast, N.Misanovic 12+5reb, A.Maslinko 11+5reb, V.Efremovski 10+4reb+2ast, V.Ilievski 4+2ast, P.Nikolic 3+3reb+7ast
Kozuv: K.McNeaill 22+5reb+6ast, L.Hall 21+6reb+2ast, M.Mijovic 14+13reb+3ast, K.Anikenko 8+3reb, N.Djurasovic 7+9reb, B.Krstevski 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 512035


Ohrid AV - Strumica 60-64

The game in Ohrid was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Strumica (4-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-8). Strumica managed to secure a 4-point victory 64-60 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 4 points. It was a great evening for point guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) helped adding 15 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian center Milojko Vasilic (207-89, agency: 011 Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Slobodan Mihajlovski (202-82) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Ohrid AV players scored in double figures. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strumica maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Ohrid AV lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Strumica will meet at home higher ranked Pelister Bitola (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ohrid AV will play against the league's leader Rabotnicki in Skopje and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ohrid AV: L.Milojevic 16+3reb+2ast, S.Mihajlovski 12+9reb+2ast, M.Vasilic 10+12reb+2ast, M.Mladenovic 10+4reb+2ast, B.Janevski 6+1reb+1ast, S.Djordjevic 3+3reb
Strumica: E.Bogoev 19+5reb+5ast, P.Jokic 15+6reb, D.Makenadziev 9+6reb+3ast, A.Stefanovski 8+1reb, D.Delipetrov 6+2reb, V.Brckov 5+5reb
gschID: 512037


Pelister Bitola - Kumanovo 64-81

The game in Bitola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kumanovo (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Pelister Bitola (4-7). Kumanovo did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 81-64. The game was mostly controlled by Kumanovo. Pelister Bitola was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kumanovo forced 21 Pelister Bitola turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 assists. Serbian power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-83) accounted for 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Kumanovo's coach Marijan Srbinovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Montenegrin center Miko Golubovic (206-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) came up with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Gjorgi Anakievski (185-85) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Pelister Bitola in the defeat. Kumanovo maintains third place with 7-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Pelister Bitola lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Kumanovo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Feni Industries in Kavadarci and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pelister Bitola will play on the road against Strumica in Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pelister Bitola: N.Talevski 15+4reb+1ast, B.Davkov 12+3reb+5ast, G.Anakievski 10+6reb+6ast, M.Golubovic 9+7reb+6ast, D.Zaharievski 6+3reb, D.Ilievski 6+1reb+1ast
Kumanovo: D.Karadzovski 20+3reb+8ast, D.Mijatovic 20+10reb+1ast, M.Janevski 13+5reb+3ast, M.Pekovic 8+2reb+3ast, S.Zivanovic 7+4reb+5ast, N.Karakolev 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 512036


Feni Industries - Vardar 77-63

Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 77-63 loss to second ranked Feni Industries (10-1) in Kavadarci. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game was mostly controlled by Feni Industries. Vardar was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Vardar 42-30 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international swingman Gorjan Markovski (196-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. British power forward Deji Adekunle (209, college: Kaiser) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Vojce Levkoski (-91) added 9 points in the effort for Vardar. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Feni Industries have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-1 record having just one point less than leader Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Feni Industries will play against Kumanovo (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar will play against Kozuv (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Adekunle 17+5reb+3ast, V.Levkoski 9+3reb+2ast, D.Srbinovski 8+1ast, M.Mitev 7+2reb+4ast, D.Robev 5+1reb+3ast, M.Petrovski 5+2reb
Feni Industries: K.Nikolovski 13+8reb, G.Markovski 11+10reb+5ast, B.Djekic 10+3reb, M.Milkov 8+5reb, M.Ceskovic 6+1reb+3ast, A.Magdevski 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 512034





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Rodnerius Lewis claims Georgian A League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Rodnerius Lewis (193-G-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Arena-76 and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A League Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 23-year old guard had the game-high 37 points adding six rebounds for Arena-76 in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Tskaltubo (#6, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 88-86. Arena-76 is placed at 3rd position in Georgian A League. Arena-76 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 1-1 record. In the team's last game Lewis had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Arena-76's top player in his first season with the team. Stillman College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lewis is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.5ppg), assists (8th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 65.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of league's best team BC Titebi. Aaron impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led BC Titebi to another comfortable win outscoring SEU Tbilisi (0-2) 80-55. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Aaron is a newcomer at BC Titebi 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 25.0ppg (#3). He also registered 6.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Travante Williams (197-F-93, agency: Duran International) of Tskaltubo (#6). Williams scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Williams' great performance Tskaltubo lost 86-88 to Arena-76 (#3, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tskaltubo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. Williams has individually a great season in Georgia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.0ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deondre Ray (196-SF) of DELTA - 21 points and 6 rebounds
5. Armani Flannigan (203-F-92) of BC Titebi - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Tato Chachibaia (201-F-90) of Arena-76 - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Brian Blackmon (188-PG-89) of Tskaltubo - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. George Korsantia (203-F/C-98) of Hyundai-TSU - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Levan Eliadze (198-SF-92) of DELTA - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Christopher Anderson (170-PG-92) of Hyundai-TSU - 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 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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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: B.Muenchen - Fraport SKY 95-70
Feb. 4: Ratiopharm - Bayreuth 90-70
Feb. 4: Jena - Braunschweig 89-82
Feb. 4: EWE Baskets - Bremerhaven 85-70
Feb. 4: Giessen 46ers - Goettingen 79-72
Feb. 5: Telekom Bsk - ALBA
Feb. 5: Walter Tigers - Vechta
Feb. 5: Brose Bask. - Wuerzburg


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 19-2 
 2. Crailsheim 17-5 
 3. Kirchheim 15-5 
 4. Chemnitz 14-6 
 5. Heidelberg 13-8 
 6. Hanau 12-8 
 7. Trier 11-10 
 8. Koeln Rh.Stars 11-10 
 9. Oettinger R. 10-11 
 10. Hamburg 9-12 
 11. Uni Baskets 9-12 
 12. Nuernberg 7-13 
 13. Baunach 6-14 
 14. Ehingen 6-15 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-16 
 16. Dresden 2-19 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: Hamburg - Uni Baskets 79-59
Feb. 3: MBC - Hanau 77-61
Feb. 4: ETB Wohnbau - Baunach 72-82
Feb. 3: Trier - Chemnitz 71-58
Feb. 4: Crailsheim - Ehingen 115-66
Feb. 5: Dresden - Nuernberg
Feb. 5: Oettinger R. - Heidelberg
Feb. 8: Koeln Rh.Stars - Kirchheim

Round 16

Feb. 8: Baunach - Hanau

Round 23

Feb. 2: Oettinger R. - Heidelberg 86-98
Feb. 1: Crailsheim - Koeln Rh.Stars 63-71


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Alexander, ETB W.20.1 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 3. Watkins, Nuernberg18.3 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach18.3 
 5. Pinkins, Hanau18.2 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC16.1 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Moore, Ehingen15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.6 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.2 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.7 
 10. Wild, Hanau6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.4 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.2 
 3. Moore, Ehingen6.0 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.5 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg5.4 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets5.3 
 10. Schmitz, Trier5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.1 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.9 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 10. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 6. van, Trier1.3 
 7. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 8. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 9. Fraser, Ehingen1.2 
 10. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 18

North

Feb. 4: Art.Dragons - Stahnsdorf 91-82
Feb. 4: Iserlohn - Bochum 81-59
Feb. 4: Recklinghausen - Itzehoe 74-91
Feb. 5: Schalke - Wolfenbuettel
Feb. 5: Rostock - Rist Wedel
Feb. 5: Oldenburg - Bernau

South

Feb. 4: Dragons - Wuerzburg 84-77
Feb. 4: Noerdlingen - Elchingen 81-87
Feb. 4: Karlsruhe PS - Licher Baeren 76-57
Feb. 5: Bayer Giants - Fraport SKY II
Feb. 5: Leipzig - FC Bayern II
Feb. 5: Weissenhorn - Karlsruhe BG


Vincent Sanford (TG s.Oliver Wurzburg) We Are A Group Of Guys That Are Very Hungry And Have A Lot To Prove - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Vincent Sanford (190-G-90, college: Dayton) is a 26 year old 190cm guard from Lexington, Kentucky playing his third professional season and first with TG s.Oliver Wuerzburg (Germany-ProB). Last season he played with Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro (Colombia-Liga DirecTV)Liga DirecTV-1 playing 20 games: 14.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-2 (42.9%), FT: 76.8%. He started his basketball career with Georgetown (NCAA) in 2009 where he played until 2011 playing 54 NCAA games. He then played two years at Dayton (NCAA) playing 68 NCAA games and as a senior played 37 games: 9.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 69.8%. As a rookie, he played for Thor Thorl (Iceland-Dominos League): 13 games: 22.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 73.0%. He spoke to eurobasket after the huge 89-86 win against PS Karlsruhe.

Vincent thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and did you set any new years resolutions or are you the type of guy that doesn't really put too much focus on setting those type of goals?

Our main goal is to get in a good spot to make the playoffs, and play in the post season.


Congrats on the huge 89-86 win against PS Karlsruhe. How proud are you of the guys for getting the victory against the first place team in the Pro B south?

Definitely proud, we are beginning to find our stride as a team which is very pivotal at this time being the last few games in the season.


In the first game this season PS Karlsruhe won by 18 points. What did the team want to do better this time than the first time around?

Over all we had a better game plan, shared the ball better and had togetherness as a whole to get the win.


How much percent did this win go to scouting and how much to actual skill on the court?

A combination of both 50/50 between the two, scouting and skill.


Wurzburg exploded for 31 points in the first quarter and had 53 points at halftime against the leagues best defense. What was key for giving their defense nightmares in the first half?

Guys just playing with confidence and having fun I can say as a team out there on the floor we had fun! And it allowed everyone to just play the game and have a swagger about ourselves.


PS Karlsruhe came back into the game in the second half. What adjustments did they seem to make and what did Wurzburg get away from to let them back into the game?

They are a great team with a great coach and individual players so we knew it wouldn't be easy to keep the lead against them. They went on their run but our guys did a great job responding to their punches.

How difficult was that fourth quarter? PS Karlsruhe never got the lead back, but threatened until the final buzzer. What was key in preserving the lead and getting the win?

Just sticking to our game plan and trusting each other is what helped the most.


Did you learn something about the character to the team in this game? Was this the biggest win of the season for the team?

Definitely! We responded with everything they threw at us which shows that we are able to compete with the best.


It is no secret that getting ample support from you and Sanford is vital each game, but in this game, four Germans scored in double figures. Is this team finally coming around and developing into a playoff type team?

Yes we are all beginning to find our stride as a whole.


The club has won three of it's last 4 games and a few in crunch-time. Has the team learned how to be a crunch-time team?

Showing up in crunch time shows how much this team has grown and how much poise we have as a unit to grind it out.


The team is averaging 77 points, but giving up way too many points at 82. Does the club have the potential to keep teams between 70-75 points on a regular basis?

That is something that we are still working on, still a process but taking one step at a time with it. It's all about timing .


The next game is against the Dragons Rhondorf. They beat you at home last time. Wurzburg shot a dismal 2/12 from downtown. What will be key to getting the win in Rhondorf?

Just playing with urgency and togetherness, we are a group of guys that are very hungry and a lot to prove.


Let's talk a little about 20 year old German Lukas Wank. He seems to really have come of age in the last two months. How vital has he been for the success of the team and what do you appreciate most about his game?

Lukas has come up big he is very important to this team because with his size and ability to play and guard multiple positions it's a major key on our success.


Fellow American Marcellus Barksdale is second in scoring and first in rebounding and assists What have you learned about his game recently that you you didn't know in the first week?

I've been knowing this kids game since I was about 12 years old. There is no surprise on what he is doing not to me at least it's all expected.


Your leading the team in scoring. How happy have you been with your season so far?

I always feel I can do better, but I want to win more than anything!


You hit 9/18 three's in your first three games and then went 0/7 from downtown until going 4/7 against PS Karlsruhe. Did you just go into this game with the shooting mentality of keep shooting, they are bound to fall some time or did you have another approach?

At the end of the day when you shoot the ball it's either going in or out. But I always have make in my mind with my next shot. It's the mentality you have to keep even if you are 0-5 .


Who's defense gets more unnoticed you or Marcellus Barksdale? How does each others defense profit most form each other every day in practice?

I would say both get unnoticed because we both can play on the ball very well and get deflections and steals.


You had 9 steals against Weissenhorn earlier this season in the second game. Did you do anything special in the scouting department as you played them back to back?

Just played with energy and used my hand speed to take advantage from boxing.


How much does your confidence grow after a performance like that knowing that Weissenhorn has 5 BBL license players on the roster that play regularly with ratiopharm Ulm

As a team it has grown, individually I'm going to always be confident regardless of who I am playing against.


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

I'd say top 15 performances In NBA history.

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?

Westbrook all day! My favorite player though so I'm biased .

What is your Super Bowl prediction and will TOM Brady be the GOAT of all-time if the Patriots win?

Tom Brady may be the best of all time, but I wouldn't mind seeing Atlanta get the victory.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Jesse Owens-Race

Thanks Vee for the chat.



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: Promitheas - Kolossos HH 78-68
Feb. 4: Trikalla - Lavrio 75-78
Feb. 4: AEK Athens - Kymis 71-65
Feb. 4: AGOR - Apollon Patras 71-56
Feb. 4: PAOK - Aris 62-58
Feb. 5: Olympiacos - Doxa Lefkadas
Feb. 5: Koroivos - Panathinaikos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Hall, Koroivos13.9 
 4. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 5. Barlow, Trikalla13.7 
 6. Punter, Lavrio13.4 
 7. Dixon, AEK Athens13.3 
 8. Lojeski, Olympiacos13.2 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos13.1 
 10. Cummings, Aris12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.1 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.9 
 5. Reddic, Kolossos HH6.9 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Biruta, Trikalla6.4 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
 9. Kravic, AGOR6.1 
 10. Faye, Promitheas6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Starks, Koroivos6.3 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.7 
 4. Calathes, Panathin.5.7 
 5. Nixon, Lavrio5.0 
 6. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 8. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 9. Ukic, AEK Athens3.9 
 10. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lucky JONES
  Promitheas
  (198-G-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Jones, Promitheas2.3 
 2. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 3. Singleton, Panathin.1.9 
 4. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 5. Hickey, Apollon .1.8 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 7. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 8. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 10. Cummings, Aris1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cadarian RAINES
  Apollon .
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Raines, Apollon .2.0 
 2. Jackson, Aris1.5 
 3. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 4. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 5. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 6. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 7. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.2 
 8. Kavvadas, Aris1.1 
 9. Kravic, AGOR1.1 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: GS Larissas - Pagrati 82-79
Feb. 4: Faros - Doxa Pefkon 82-73
Feb. 4: Arkadikos - Irakleio 80-69
Feb. 4: Doukas - Psyhiko 71-61
Feb. 4: Kavala - Aiolos Astakou 67-82
Feb. 4: Ethnikos - Panionios 67-78
Feb. 4: Amyntas Dafnis - AE Larissas 65-64
Feb. 4: Holargos - Iraklis 109-75


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas19.6 
 2. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.8 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos17.6 
 4. Karaboulas, Faros17.6 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos15.7 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.1 
 7. Rubio, Doukas15.0 
 8. Martzos, Ethnikos14.3 
 9. Liakopoulos, Faros14.3 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.0 
 2. Rubio, Doukas9.0 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.6 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.3 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.9 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko6.9 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.7 
 8. Skordilis, Faros6.6 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos6.2 
 10. Kanonidis, Doukas6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.9 
 2. Milosevic, Holargos6.4 
 3. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.1 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.1 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 7. Mazurczak, Kavala4.7 
 8. Redikas, Arkadikos4.6 
 9. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.6 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Etinosa EREVBENAGIE
  Kavala
  (186-G-95)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.3 
 2. Nikou, Psyhiko2.0 
 3. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Prodromou, Arkad.1.7 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos1.5 
 8. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.4 
 9. Naoumis, Arkadikos1.4 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.5 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.4 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.8 
 5. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.8 
 6. Koutroulias, Holargos0.8 
 7. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 8. Melissaratos, Panio.0.7 
 9. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko0.7 
 10. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 



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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 16-1 
 2. Zwolle 13-5 
 3. Leiden 12-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-9 
 5. Rotterdam 8-10 
 6. Amsterdam 7-11 
 7. Leeuwarden 6-12 
 8. Weert 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Leiden - Weert 78-62
Feb. 4: Amsterdam - Rotterdam 52-99
Feb. 4: Zwolle - Leeuwarden 120-67
Feb. 5: Groningen - Dukes UDB


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 12-1 
 2. Lions 12-3 
 3. Lokomotief 9-4 
 4. Red Giants 8-7 
 5. De Groene 7-5 
 6. Groningen 7-6 
 7. Leiden 2 7-7 
 8. CobraNova 7-8 
 9. New Stars 5-7 
 10. Black Eagles 4-8 
 11. Punch 2-11 
 12. De Hoppers 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Red Giants - Black Eagles 80-76
Feb. 4: CobraNova - Punch 79-67
Feb. 4: Grasshoppers - De Groene 73-62
Feb. 4: Groningen - Lions 53-71
Feb. 5: Leiden 2 - New Stars
Feb. 5: De Hoppers - Lokomotief



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  HUNGARY  

Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Alba 13-3 
 2. Kaposvari 11-6 
 3. Kormend 11-6 
 4. Szolnok 10-6 
 5. ZTE KK 10-6 
 6. Falco KC