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  ABA LEAGUE  


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar17.7 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.5 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.6 
 6. Barac, Zadar15.6 
 7. Labovic, Karpos S.15.6 
 8. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.6 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks15.0 
 10. Hatcher, Partizan14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.5 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.4 
 4. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 6. Bolden, FMP7.2 
 7. Scott, MZT Skopje7.0 
 8. Bilan, Cedevita7.0 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.5 
 10. Klassen, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.9 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.4 
 4. Williams, Buducnost6.3 
 5. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 7. Rebic, Mega Leks5.8 
 8. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.8 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 10. Babic, Cedevita4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Reynolds, Cibona2.0 
 2. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 4. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 5. Vladovic, Zadar1.7 
 6. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 7. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 8. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
 9. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.4 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.7 
 2. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.4 
 5. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 6. Austin, FMP1.2 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Nikolic, Buducnost1.0 
 9. Davidovac, FMP1.0 
 10. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 



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  ALBANIA  


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

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

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Klaudio Ndoja (201-85, currently plays in Italy). He could not help Virtus Bologna (17-7) in their last game. Despite Ndoja's good performance the first-placed Virtus Bologna (17-7) lost 105-113 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Verona in the East group. He scored 13 points in 36 minutes on the court. It was Virtus Bologna's first loss after three consecutive victories. It's Ndoja's first season with the team. This year Ndoja averages: 7.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 77.8% in five games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Ndoja played for the Albanian senior national team five years ago.

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom). Dusha was not able to help Plymouth Raiders (12-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Plymouth Raiders was crushed 99-69 in Leeds by the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Force. Dusha was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 3 assists in a mere 17 minutes. It was Plymouth Raiders' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Dusha's overall stats are: 2.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 31.3% and FT: 66.7% in eight games. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and British. Despite Dusha played previously for the British U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati was not able to secure a victory for Brescia (10-12) in their game against Enel Brindisi (11-11) in the Italian Serie A. His contribution was not very remarkable in Sunday's game. Bushati recorded only 3 points. Brescia was defeated 91-81 at home by the higher-ranked Enel Brindisi (#8). This season Bushati averages just 2.5ppg, 2FGP: 42.3%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 53.3%. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities. Bushati played for the Albanian national team five years ago.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #4. An experienced forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Tuebingen II (8-15) in their game against Mainz (8-15) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division), despite his very good performance last Saturday. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Mitku also added 6 rebounds in 35 minutes. But Tuebingen II (#11) lost 77-87 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#10) Mainz in the South-West group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mitku is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Tuebingen II's roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Mitku averages: 16.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg in 22 games. He used to play for the Albanian national team back in 2011.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #5. U18 international center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-16) in their game against Novy Jicin (7-14) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). Lilaj did not beat the league record on Sunday evening. He scored only one point and grabbed 9 rebounds. GBA Sparta (#6) was crushed 100-77 on their home court in Praha by the higher-ranked Novy Jicin (#5) in the Places 13-20 group. It was GBA Sparta's ninth consecutive loss in a row. Lilaj's total stats this season are: 2.1ppg and 2.9rpg. He plays currently for the Albanian U18 national team.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to Krka's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked Cibona (11-15) 95-91 in the ABA League last Sunday. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Krka Novo Mesto (8-18) closes the standings in the ABA League. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of five consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended in the ABA League. Kastrati has been at the team for five years. Kastrati's overall stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 2.3rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) could not help Isernia (7-15) in their last game. Despite Patani's good performance Isernia (#12) was crushed 88-44 at home by the much higher-ranked (#3) San Severo in the Group D. He was the second best scorer with 12 points in 26 minutes. This year Patani's total stats are: 9.4ppg and 7.6rpg in 21 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Endri Roshi (201-F-94) plays for Humber College in CCAA
Eljon Harlicaj (193-F-93) plays for Lug.Tigers U23 in Swiss LNB

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



Vllaznia - Shkoder 96-93 - by Alfonz Lazri

Vllaznia won last night's match on Shkoder against KB Tirana with the result 96-93. This match was valid for the 16th week of the Superliga. The rivality in the game was very tough even though Vllaznia managed to walk out with a win. The winner was determined after 2 extra periods. Even though Vllaznia won , Tirana remains still on the 1st place in the Championship
The match started very well for Tirana leading the first period with the result 21-13 in their favor. Vllaznia was determined to win this game so they fought untill the end and recoverd a lot of points.
It was Joshua Freelove (188-G-90, college: Buffalo, agency: Interperformances) the one who send the game in overtime by scoring 3pt in last seconds. He was the man of the match leading the team with 30 points scored. On the other hand 2players ( Ramme and Shima) from Kb Tirana
went out by making 5 personal fouls each. After the game Coach Sarin said that Vllaznia played a very bad game but it was the determination of the players who won the game. But Coach Sarin is determined that he and the team will defend the Title even this year."



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  ANTIGUA  


ABBA Round 19 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 19 in the ABBA took place in St.John's. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Yorks Crushers (1-8) to eighth ranked HL Rockersville (2-7) 56-53 in the game for the eighth place. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 18-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Newly promoted HL Rockersville maintains eighth place with 2-7 record. Yorks Crushers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. HL Rockersville will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against Flyers (#4) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Third ranked Cutie Ovals Ojays (7-2) crushed at home 5th ranked HS Outlaws (3-6) by 40 points 93-53, which is the biggest margin this round. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Stingerz. HS Outlaws lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Freetown T. and Ottos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Cutie Ovals Ojays - HS Outlaws 93-53

Third ranked Cutie Ovals Ojays (7-2) crushed at home 5th ranked HS Outlaws (3-6) by 40 points 93-53, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Cutie Ovals Ojays led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Stingerz. HS Outlaws lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Freetown T. and Ottos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539375


Yorks Crushers - HL Rockersville 53-56

The most exciting game of round 19 in the ABBA took place in St.John's. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Yorks Crushers (1-8) to eighth ranked HL Rockersville (2-7) 56-53 in the game for the eighth place. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 18-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Newly promoted HL Rockersville maintains eighth place with 2-7 record. Yorks Crushers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. HL Rockersville will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against Flyers (#4) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
gschID: 539374





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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.7 
 2. Green, Instituto20.3 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.19.0 
 4. Solano, Echague18.8 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.2 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.6 
 8. Gadson, Argentino16.4 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.4 
 10. Horner, Obras B.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.0 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 4. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.5 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Horner, Obras B.8.3 
 10. Francis, La Union8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.2 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.5 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. De-l., GECR I.4.6 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Perez, Boca Jrs4.5 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ivan BASUALDO
  Quilm.
  (202-F/C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Basualdo, Quilm.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.9 
 5. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 9. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.7 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF23.3 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.8 
 3. Brown, La Union19.9 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.0 
 7. Pais, Platense18.5 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.3 
 9. Cutley, Atenas C.18.1 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.9 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.9 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.6 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.6 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 9. Brown, Mitre Tuc.7.9 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.0 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.2 
 5. Gandoy, Obera TC5.1 
 6. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.6 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sebastian PUNET
  Salta Basket
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Punet, Salta Basket2.6 
 2. Pais, Platense2.5 
 3. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.1 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 8. Lopez, Independ.1.8 
 9. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 10. Paletta, Hindu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Okoye, Salta Basket1.3 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.1.3 
 6. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.0 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Moya, Hindu0.9 



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 13: Hong Kong ELL defeat Alab Pilipinas in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ASEAN League.

An interesting game for Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (15-2) which played road game in Manila against 3rd placed Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-9). First ranked Hong Kong ELL had an easy win 83-61. The game was mostly controlled by Hong Kong ELL. Alab Pilipinas managed to win fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hong Kong ELL made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) contributed with 18 points and 6 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. American-Filipino forward Lawrence Domingo (196-89, college: E.New Mexico) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for Alab Pilipinas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hong Kong ELL have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. Alab Pilipinas lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round. Alab Pilipinas will play again against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (15-2) which hosted in Hong Kong 3rd placed Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-9). First ranked Hong Kong ELL managed to get a 13-point victory 100-87. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) stepped up and scored 23 points and 9 assists for the winners and Josh Boone chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds. Hong Kong ELL's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for Hong Kong ELL. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. Alab Pilipinas lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL will play against Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round. Alab Pilipinas will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat 94-81. Kiwi Gardner nailed 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Jordan Henriquez-Roberts came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for Saigon Heat in the defeat. KL Dragons maintains sixth place with 5-13 record. Saigon Heat at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. KL Dragons will meet at home higher ranked Kaohsiung (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and hope to secure a win.
The game between second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (12-6) and 5th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-12) in Singapore ended with biggest points difference. Singapore Slingers outscored guests from Kaohsiung City 76-52. Justin Howard fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Kaohsiung lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Singapore Slingers' next round opponent will be Saigon Heat (#4) at home. Kaohsiung will play against KL Dragons in Kuala Lumpur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Singapore S. - Kaohsiung 76-52

The game between second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (12-6) and 5th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-12) in Singapore ended with biggest points difference. Singapore Slingers outscored guests from Kaohsiung City 76-52. The game without a history. Singapore Slingers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Kaohsiung's 32. Singapore Slingers players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Kaohsiung's players. American center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists and 4 steals. American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Kaohsiung lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Singapore Slingers' next round opponent will be Saigon Heat (#4) at home. Kaohsiung will play against KL Dragons in Kuala Lumpur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: J.Howard 24+15reb+3ast, X.Alexander 12+12reb+12ast, H.Ng 9+1reb, W.Long Wong 9+4reb+3ast, J.Urbiztondo 8+5reb+3ast, L.Kwek Wei 6+1reb
Kaohsiung: D.Hall 18+11reb+2ast, C.Oliver 9+5reb+2ast, Q.Jun 6+2reb+2ast, R.Jose 5+3reb+1ast, H.Chun Chang 5+3reb, W.Hsu 5+1reb
gschID: 520739


Alab Pilipinas - Hong Kong ELL 61-83

An interesting game for Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (15-2) which played road game in Manila against 3rd placed Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-9). First ranked Hong Kong ELL had an easy win 83-61. The game was mostly controlled by Hong Kong ELL. Alab Pilipinas managed to win fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hong Kong ELL made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) contributed with 18 points and 6 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. American-Filipino forward Lawrence Domingo (196-89, college: E.New Mexico) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and American center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: Haylett Sports) added 12 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Alab Pilipinas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hong Kong ELL have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. Alab Pilipinas lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round. Alab Pilipinas will play again against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: T.Lamb 24+2reb, J.Boone 23+19reb+2ast, M.Elliott 18+3reb+6ast, S.Yee Fong 5+11reb+3ast, S.Wing Chan 5+3ast, S.Guinchard 4+8reb+2ast
Alab Pilipinas: L.Domingo 15+11reb, R.Celiz 12+5reb+2ast, J.Hughes 12+13reb, B.Ray Parks 9+9reb+3ast, J.Fortuna 7+4reb+1ast, S.Carter 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 520740


Saigon H. - KL Dragons 81-94

Bottom-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat 94-81. The game was mostly controlled by KL Dragons. Saigon Heat managed to win third quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) nailed 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) accounted for 24 points and 11 rebounds. American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) added 16 points and 15 rebounds respectively for Saigon Heat in the defeat. Five KL Dragons and four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. KL Dragons maintains sixth place with 5-13 record. Saigon Heat at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. KL Dragons will meet at home higher ranked Kaohsiung (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: K.Gardner 25+7reb+7ast, S.Spencer 24+11reb+1ast, J.Munzon 16+6reb+1ast, T.Yuan Kuek 13+4reb, Y.Hou Wong 10+1reb+1ast, C.Hong Ting 4
Saigon H.: J.Henriquez-Roberts 21+14reb+1ast, D.Arnold 18+3reb+3ast, M.Morgan 16+6reb+3ast, L.Daniel 16+15reb+2ast, H.Nguyen Van 6+1ast, V.Nguyen Tuan 2+2reb
gschID: 520738


Hong Kong ELL - Alab Pilipinas 100-87

An interesting game for Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (15-2) which hosted in Hong Kong 3rd placed Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-9). First ranked Hong Kong ELL managed to get a 13-point victory 100-87. The game was mostly controlled by Hong Kong ELL. Alab Pilipinas was better in third quarter 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hong Kong ELL forced 19 Alab Pilipinas turnovers. Strangely Alab Pilipinas outrebounded Hong Kong ELL 47-34 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) stepped up and scored 23 points and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds. Hong Kong ELL's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Five Hong Kong ELL and four Alab Pilipinas players scored in double figures. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for Hong Kong ELL. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. Alab Pilipinas lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Hong Kong ELL will play against Saigon Heat (#4) at home in the next round. Alab Pilipinas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 23+3reb+9ast, K.Lee 21+4ast, T.Lamb 20+4reb+2ast, J.Boone 13+13reb+2ast, S.Wing Chan 10+3reb+2ast, S.Guinchard 7+5reb+1ast
Alab Pilipinas: B.Ray Parks 21+10reb+6ast, L.Domingo 19+9reb+1ast, J.Hughes 14+11reb+1ast, S.Carter 14+13reb+3ast, J.Fortuna 10+1ast, V.Acuna 9+2reb
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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Vay, Arkadia18.6 
 3. Miletic, Vienna18.5 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna18.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels18.0 
 6. McNealy, Oberwart17.0 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.5 
 8. Stazic, Vienna16.3 
 9. Murati, Gmunden16.0 
 10. Jackson, Oberwart15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.7 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.7 
 6. Ferguson, Vienna7.5 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart7.4 
 8. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.2 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.1 
 10. Gaidys, Gmunden6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.2 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.4 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.4 
 5. Friedrich, Gmunden5.2 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.6 
 7. Stazic, Vienna4.6 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.4 
 9. O''Neal, Wels4.2 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 3. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 4. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.7 
 5. Trmal, Arkadia1.6 
 6. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 7. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.5 
 8. Koch, Vienna1.4 
 9. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
 10. Payton, Wels1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 2. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia1.3 
 5. Chan, Wels1.2 
 6. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 8. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Koch, Vienna0.8 


2.Bundesliga Round 20: Worthersee Piraten still unable to win any game - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in 2.Bundesliga.

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-62 loss to fifth ranked Lions (13-5) in Klagenfurt on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game without a history. Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings. Lions is looking forward to face league's leader Mustangs in Mistelbach in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Worthersee Piraten will play on the road against Flames (#9) in Wien and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Salzburg supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Rocks (13-5) played at the court of 8th ranked BBU S. (7-11). Rocks smashed BBU S. 74-51. Rocks moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. BBU S. at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Rocks will play against Warriors (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBU S. will play against KOS in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Vienna. Local Timberwolves (9-9) outscored 9th ranked Flames (5-12) 87-62 on Saturday night. Timberwolves maintains sixth position with 9-9 record. Flames lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Timberwolves will meet at home higher ranked Raiders (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Flames will play against Worthersee Piraten (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 20 Warriors was defeated by Raiders in Villach 88-77. Dragons beat KOS at home 82-68.

BBU S. - Rocks 51-74

The game in Salzburg supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Rocks (13-5) played at the court of 8th ranked BBU S. (7-11). Rocks smashed BBU S. 74-51. BBU S. was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 46-20 second half run of Rocks. Rocks moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. BBU S. at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Rocks will play against Warriors (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBU S. will play against KOS in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495195


Timberwolves - Flames 87-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Vienna. Local Timberwolves (9-9) outscored 9th ranked Flames (5-12) 87-62 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Timberwolves. Flames managed to win fourth quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Timberwolves maintains sixth position with 9-9 record. Flames lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Timberwolves will meet at home higher ranked Raiders (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Flames will play against Worthersee Piraten (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495191


Piraten - Lions 62-85

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-62 loss to fifth ranked Lions (13-5) in Klagenfurt on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game without a history. Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Worthersee Piraten at the other side still closes the standings. Lions is looking forward to face league's leader Mustangs in Mistelbach in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Worthersee Piraten will play on the road against Flames (#9) in Wien and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 495193


Raiders - Warriors 88-77

There was no surprise in Villach where 10th ranked Warriors (3-15) were defeated by third ranked Raiders (13-5) 88-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Raiders. Warriors managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Raiders have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Warriors lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Raiders will meet Timberwolves (#6) in the next round. Warriors will play against Rocks (#4) in Mattersburg and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495194


Dragons - Kosovo 82-68

No shocking result in a game in St.Polten where second ranked UBC St. Polten (13-5) defeated 7th ranked KOS (8-10) 82-68 on Saturday. UBC St. Polten have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-5 record behind leader Mustangs, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser KOS keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. UBC St. Polten will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KOS will play against BBU S. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495192





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

25-year old guard Marck Coffin (193-G-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kapfenberg and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
He had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Klosterneuburg (#9, 4-21) with 21-point margin 89-68. Kapfenberg is placed at 3rd position in Austrian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kapfenberg will need more victories to improve their 14-11 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Coffin as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Marck Coffin averages this season 6.2ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Jamari Traylor (203-F-92) of top-ranked Oberwart. He is American forward in his first season at Oberwart. In the last game Traylor recorded impressive double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Oberwart to another comfortable win 78-62 over the lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#7, 11-14) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Oberwart still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just four games this season, while they won 21 matches. Traylor is a newcomer at Oberwart and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Oberwart's star - guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-G-93, agency: Octagon Europe). Cumberbatch scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Oberwart, helping his team with a 78-62 easy win against the lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#7, 11-14). Oberwart confirms their top position in the standings. Cumberbatch has a very solid season. In 25 games in Austria he scored 14.7ppg. He also has 6.2rpg and FGP: 61.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jason Detrick (195-SF-80) of Arkadia - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Florian Trmal (199-F-89) of Arkadia - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nemanja Krstic (205-SF-93) of Kapfenberg - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Benedikt Danek (176-PG-86) of Arkadia - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Dejan Cigoja (205-F-88) of Wels - 22 points and 8 rebounds
9. Derek Jackson (185-PG-91) of Oberwart - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) of Gmunden - 16 points and 6 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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NTD advance into championship series - by Eurobasket News

NTD became the first League finalists. They cruised past Veterans 64:106 in Game 2 of the semifinal series to complete the sweep. NTD were victorious 103:72 in the opener.
In the meantime 80ies refused to give in. They toppled Dervish 77:60 to even things up in the semifinal series. 80ies and Dervish will decide on the finalist in Game 3. It is scheduled for the next weekend.



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BABA Round 4 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

BABA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Bulls (2-1) against top-ranked Lumber (2-0) 66-62 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Lumber keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pinelands. Bulls at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Cavaliers. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lumber. Bulls will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Lumber will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Warriors on the road.
Bottom-ranked Hawks is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to fifth ranked Cavaliers (2-1) 101-81. Cavaliers moved-up to third place, which they share with Bulls. Hawks at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Cavaliers will play against league's second-placed Pinelands in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hawks will play against Tridents (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.

Lumber - Bulls 66-62

BABA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Bulls (2-1) against top-ranked Lumber (2-0) 66-62 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Lumber keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pinelands. Bulls at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Cavaliers. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lumber. Bulls will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Lumber will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Warriors on the road.
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Hawks - Cavaliers 81-101

Bottom-ranked Hawks is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to fifth ranked Cavaliers (2-1) 101-81. Cavaliers moved-up to third place, which they share with Bulls. Hawks at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Cavaliers will play against league's second-placed Pinelands in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hawks will play against Tridents (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.
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  BELARUS  

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.3 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.18.8 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.5 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.3 
 7. Shustov, Impuls B.17.1 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.16.5 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.3 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.0 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.7 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.0 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.9 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.5 
 7. Chumakov, Prine.8.3 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.4 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
 10. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.0 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.4 
 4. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.9 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.8 
 6. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 8. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 9. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.5 
 10. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.5 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.0 
 6. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.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 



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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.2 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Miller-M., Leuven15.6 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar15.5 
 5. Simpson, Liege15.3 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .15.3 
 7. Ware, Antwerp14.7 
 8. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.3 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.2 
 10. Samhan, Leuven14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.8 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.3 
 3. Ware, Antwerp6.7 
 4. Samhan, Leuven6.5 
 5. Simmons, Brussels6.4 
 6. Ubel, Brussels6.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .6.3 
 8. Badji, Kangoeroes6.1 
 9. Fields, Liege6.1 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.7 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.0 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.9 
 5. Marnegrave, Spirou4.4 
 6. Clark, Antwerp4.3 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .4.0 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.0 
 9. Anderson, Limburg .3.9 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Billbury, Leuven1.7 
 4. Hertay, Liege1.6 
 5. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 6. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 10. Swing, Limburg United1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende1.1 
 4. Fields, Liege1.0 
 5. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 6. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 8. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.7 


Euromillions League Round 23 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most shocking disappointment of round 23 in the Euromillions League was a home defeat of 3rd placed Kangoeroes (12-11) to fourth ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (13-10) 79-67 in the game for the third place. It ended the four-game winning streak of Kangoeroes. Basic-Fit Brussels made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 10 points and 10 rebounds. Basic-Fit Brussels' coach Serge Crevecoeur used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Basic-Fit Brussels moved-up to third place. Kangoeroes at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Limburg United. Basic-Fit Brussels are looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kangoeroes will play against Liege Basket (#10) in Liege and are hoping to win this game.
Euromillions League top team - Oostende (19-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Liege Basket (6-18) 84-65. It was a quality performance for international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Dusan Djordjevic accounted for 11 points and 7 assists. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) came up with 11 points and 7 rebounds for Liege Basket in the defeat. Oostende have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-4 record. Liege Basket lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Oostende will play against Spirou Charleroi (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Liege Basket will play against Kangoeroes and hopes to get back on the winning track.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Limburg United won against Aalstar on the opponent's court 88-83. Mons-Hainaut managed to outperform Leuven in a home game 89-81. Spirou recorded a loss to Antwerp on the road 83-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists by Ryan Anderson of Antwerp.

Oostende - Liege 84-65

Euromillions League top team - Oostende (19-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Liege Basket (6-18) 84-65. Oostende dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Liege Basket's 22 and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Liege Basket 43-24 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 11 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Four Oostende players scored in double figures. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) came up with 11 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import point guard Vincent Simpson (185-88, college: Hampton, agency: Promotex) added 12 points respectively for Liege Basket in the defeat. Oostende have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-4 record. Liege Basket lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Oostende will play against Spirou Charleroi (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Liege Basket will play against Kangoeroes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Oostende: K.Boukichou 16+4reb+1ast, R.Katic 12+5reb, D.Djordjevic 11+3reb+7ast, J.Mwema 10+11reb+4ast, P.Gillet 8+5reb, V.Kesteloot 6+4reb
Liege: V.Simpson 12+2reb+3ast, L.Giancaterino 12+1ast, D.Sweetney 11+7reb+1ast, S.Moris 9+2reb+2ast, Y.Hertay 8+4reb+3ast, J.Fields 7+4reb
gschID: 478804


Aalstar - Limburg United 83-88

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (12-12) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Limburg United (12-11) 88-83. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Jordan Swing (198-90, college: UAB) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Limburg United's coach Brian Lynch used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Quincy Taylor (194-82, college: UAB, agency: Diamond Sports) came up with 26 points and Bill Amis (206-87, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Okapi Aalstar in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Limburg United moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kangoeroes. Okapi Aalstar at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 12 games lost. Limburg United will play against league's second-placed Antwerp Giants at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okapi Aalstar will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: J.Swing 19+7reb+2ast, S.Tuttle 16+2reb+1ast, J.Anderson 14+4reb+2ast, D.Jansen 11+2reb, B.Simons 9+2reb, Y.Desiron 6+3reb
Aalstar: Q.Taylor 26+2reb+1ast, O.Troisfontaines 15+3reb+3ast, S.Geukens 14+2reb+3ast, B.Amis 13+11reb+2ast, M.Landis 8+5reb+2ast, T.De Thaey 4+4reb
gschID: 478803


Mons-Hainaut - Leuven 89-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut's (9-14) home victory over 9th ranked Leuven Bears (6-17) 89-81. Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Tre Demps (188-93, college: Northwestern) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 6 assists. The former international center Amaury Gorgemans (212-92) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Five Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-94, college: Wake Forest) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Treg Setty (203-92, college: Ohio, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Leuven Bears in the defeat. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains eighth place with 9-14 record. Leuven Bears lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 17 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leuven Bears will play against Basic-Fit Brussels and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mons-Hainaut: T.Demps 19+6ast, A.Gorgemans 18+4reb, G.Green 14+5reb+2ast, A.Olah 12+4reb, I.Lasisi 10+3reb+3ast, J.Cage 6+5reb+3ast
Leuven: C.Miller-McIntyre 33+10reb+5ast, T.Setty 13+5reb+1ast, K.Billbury 9+5reb+1ast, C.Steindl 9+1reb, I.Bako 5+5reb, O.Samhan 4+1reb
gschID: 478802


Kangoeroes - Brussels 67-79

The most shocking disappointment of round 23 in the Euromillions League was a home defeat of 3rd placed Kangoeroes (12-11) to fourth ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (13-10) 79-67 in the game for the third place. It ended the four-game winning streak of Kangoeroes. Basic-Fit Brussels made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 10 points and 10 rebounds. Basic-Fit Brussels' coach Serge Crevecoeur used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Dennis Donkor (193-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Basic-Fit Brussels moved-up to third place. Kangoeroes at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Limburg United. Basic-Fit Brussels are looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kangoeroes will play against Liege Basket (#10) in Liege and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Brussels: C.Dowe 23+10reb+2ast, J.Simmons 15+3reb+1ast, G.Muya 10+1reb+2ast, B.Ubel 10+10reb+1ast, A.Lichodzijewski 9+4reb, D.Loubry 6+2reb+6ast
Kangoeroes: P.Badji 15+7reb, D.Donkor 13+3reb+4ast, I.Williams 11+4reb+3ast, W.Channels 9+3reb+4ast, R.Oveneke 8+5reb, A.Chada 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 478801


Antwerp - Spirou 83-76

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-12) was defeated on the road by second ranked Antwerp Giants (16-7) 83-76. They made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Antwerp Giants players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Mike Smith (198-87, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Inception Sports) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) came up with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-89) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Spirou Charleroi in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Antwerp Giants. They maintain second place with 16-7 record having just three points less than leader Oostende. Spirou Charleroi lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 12 games lost. Antwerp Giants will play against Limburg United (#5) on the road in the next round. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's leader Oostende and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: M.Smith 18+4reb+3ast, R.Anderson 17+14reb+4ast, D.Conger 15+6reb+3ast, G.Ware 14+8reb+1ast, J.Clark 8+3reb+5ast, D.Marchant 7
Spirou: J.Shepherd 17+9reb+4ast, D.Richardson 15+4reb, I.Iarochevitch 13+6reb+1ast, A.Libert 12+1reb, I.Radenovic 7+2reb+2ast, L.Schwartz 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 478805





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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Mogi
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 20
 1. Stallworth, Mogi20.0 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.8 
 4. Anthony, Macae19.5 
 5. Vieira, Flamengo18.9 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.1 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros18.0 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia17.7 
 9. Machado, Flamengo16.9 
 10. Jackson, Vasco D.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.0 
 2. de-Souza, L.Sor.8.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 4. Maynard, Minas7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.8 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.2 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.0 
 8. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.7 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia6.7 
 10. Curnell, Mogi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.1 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.7 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.7 
 4. Anthony, Macae5.4 
 5. Pecos, Paulistano5.4 
 6. Borges, Franca5.2 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.5.1 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.1 
 9. Rodgers, Minas5.0 
 10. Freitas, Campo M.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Scott RODGERS
  Minas
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 2. Garcia, Bauru1.8 
 3. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 4. Dawkins, Vitoria1.7 
 5. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.1.6 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 7. Jackson, Vasco D.1.6 
 8. Toledo, B.Cearense1.6 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
 10. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros0.9 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Castellar, Brasilia0.8 
 5. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 6. Rollins, Flamengo0.6 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 8. Freitas, Campo M.0.6 
 9. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 10. Gruber, B.Cearense0.6 



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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski25.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.2 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 4. Ivanov, Levski18.8 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.5 
 6. Smith, Akademik PL16.8 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.6 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.5 
 9. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.4 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.1 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.0 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.6 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.4 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.4 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.9 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.3 
 8. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.1 
 10. Dudev, Spartak .4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.4 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 3. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 4. Bellfield, Akademik.1.9 
 5. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 6. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.7 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.7 
 10. Veselinov, Levski1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 5. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 6. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 7. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 9. Veselinov, Levski0.7 
 10. Petkov, Yambol0.7 


NBL Round 21: Academik Plovdiv overcome Balkan in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NBL took place in Plovdiv. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Balkan (9-10) to third ranked Academik Plovdiv (12-6) 85-82 on Friday evening. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks for the winners and American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. Academik Plovdiv maintains third place with 12-6 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Balkan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Cherno More (#7) in Varna in the next round. Balkan will have a break next round.
NBL top team - Lukoil Acad. (16-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Cherno More (5-14) in Varna 107-60. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) nailed 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and Maxym Korniyenko accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for Cherno More in the defeat. Cherno More's coach Spas Natov gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Lukoil Acad. have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-3 record. Cherno More lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Lukoil Acad.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski.
The game in Yambol was also quite interesting. Third ranked Beroe (13-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Yambol (4-14). Beroe defeated Yambol 82-72 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Aaron Jones who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Tsvetoslav Ostrev who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Beroe have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Yambol at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Beroe will meet at home Spartak Pleven (#5) in the next round. Yambol will play against Rilski in Samokov and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 21 Rilski won against Levski on the opponent's court 85-69.

Yambol - Beroe 72-82

The game in Yambol was also quite interesting. Third ranked Beroe (13-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Yambol (4-14). Beroe defeated Yambol 82-72 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (175-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Beroe have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Yambol at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Beroe will meet at home Spartak Pleven (#5) in the next round. Yambol will play against Rilski in Samokov and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Yambol: S.Govedarov 17+5reb+1ast, V.Petkov 17+1reb+3ast, T.Ostrev 16+7reb+10ast, S.Petkov 10+7reb+2ast, A.Ivanov 6+5reb, N.Varbanov 6+5reb
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 19+7reb+1ast, A.Jones 13+13reb+2ast, S.Gibson 13+4reb+2ast, N.Nikolov 11+5reb, P.Aleksiev 9+1reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 9
gschID: 536255


Cherno More - Lukoil Acad. 60-107

NBL top team - Lukoil Acad. (16-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Cherno More (5-14) in Varna 107-60. Lukoil Acad. shot 64.5 percent from the field. Lukoil Acad. outrebounded Cherno More 37-26 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 64.0 percentage. Lukoil Acad. players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) nailed 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and Ukrainian power forward Maxym Korniyenko (205-87, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) added 11 points and 7 assists respectively for Cherno More in the defeat. Cherno More's coach Spas Natov gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Lukoil Acad. have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-3 record. Cherno More lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Lukoil Acad.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: N.Djuric 17+10reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 11+4reb+7ast, K.Krastev 10+2reb+1ast, T.Kurtev 8+3reb, V.Hristov 4+1reb+2ast, A.Natskin 3+3ast
Lukoil Acad.: A.Beane 21+1reb+3ast, M.Korniyenko 16+8reb+2ast, D.Gibson 15+6reb+7ast, B.Avramov 15+7reb+2ast, S.Zack 11+4reb, D.Dimitrov 9
gschID: 536252


Levski - Rilski 69-85

Very expected game in Sofia where 9th ranked Levski (4-15) was defeated by fourth ranked Rilski (12-7) 85-69 on Friday. Rilski outrebounded Levski 41-19 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. The former international guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) who recorded 21 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Evgeni Hadjirusev (193-95) added 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively. Four Levski players scored in double figures. Rilski have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 12-7 record. Loser Levski stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Rilski will meet at home Yambol (#8) in the next round. Levski's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Acad..
Top scorers:
Levski: V.Veselinov 21+6reb+2ast, E.Hadjirusev 16+3reb+5ast, S.Slaveykov 13+3reb+1ast, K.Doychinov 10+1reb, P.Ivanov 7+3reb+3ast, A.Peychinov 2+2reb
Rilski: D.Shelton 34+17reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 13+6reb+2ast, Z.Georgiev 12+6reb+7ast, Y.Bozov 8+2reb+6ast, D.Ivanov 8+4reb+4ast, N.Stoyanov 4+4reb
gschID: 536253


Akademik PL - Balkan 85-82

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NBL took place in Plovdiv. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Balkan (9-10) to third ranked Academik Plovdiv (12-6) 85-82 on Friday evening. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks for the winners and American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds and the former international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 20 points and 4 assists. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv maintains third place with 12-6 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Balkan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Cherno More (#7) in Varna in the next round. Balkan will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Balkan: S.Marinov 20+2reb+4ast, T.Daniels 15+17reb+1ast, M.Durchev 13+4reb, M.Sekulovic 10+8reb+1ast, N.Marinov 9+1reb+1ast, A.Hott 5+3reb+5ast
Akademik PL: S.Smith 24+3reb+3ast, J.Semple 20+13reb+5ast, O.Bellfield 16+4reb+4ast, S.Vaklinov 9+5reb, V.Aleksandrov 6+1reb+4ast, V.Mihaylov 5+2reb
gschID: 536254





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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kadre GRAY
  Laurentian
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Gray, Laurentian24.2 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.9 
 3. Morgan, UBC22.1 
 4. Scott, UPEI21.5 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.1 
 6. Curcic, Memorial20.0 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.9 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.19.8 
 9. Masters, UNB19.7 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.3 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 6. Nissen, Acadia9.6 
 7. Iegorov, TRU9.6 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Elgadi, Brock9.4 
 10. Omoerah, Manitoba9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kaza KEANE
  Carleton
  (185-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Keane, Carleton5.8 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.8 
 3. Masters, UNB5.7 
 4. Bonhomme, Manitoba5.0 
 5. Miller, Acadia4.7 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.3 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.7 
 4. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 7. Masters, UNB2.3 
 8. Small, Ryerson2.3 
 9. Moore, Saskatch.2.2 
 10. Lawrence, Dalho.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.4 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia2.1 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Pierre-C., Ottawa1.6 
 8. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 9. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 10. James, MacEwan1.5 


Ravens gain redemption, beat Ryerson 78-69 for seventh straight title - by Eurobasket News

The Carleton Ravens made it seven in a row Sunday afternoon in Halifax, defeating the Ryerson Rams 78-69 to claim the gold medal at the 2017 ArcelorMittal Dofasco U SPORTS Men's Final 8. The win served as redemption for Carleton, who lost to the Rams a few weeks earlier in the OUA Championship game. The Ravens never trailed in the contest, utilizing their signature defensive style and aggressive play on the glass to claim the win. Forward Ryan Ejim (201-F) led the Ravens with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Carleton Player of the Game Kaza Kajami-Keane had a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds). Ryerson guard Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-G-93) led all scorers with 23 points in the loss. Head coach Dave Smart noted post play as a key factor - a different wrinkle in the Ravens' traditional offensive look. 'We got what we wanted down low, and then we got a couple open threes when they started digging,' said Smart post-game. 'The fact that we had never really gone through the post all year, I don't think they really had a plan once we started scoring down there.' In rather uncharacteristic fashion, the Ravens turned the ball over five times in the first quarter, but Ryerson was unable to capitalize, shooting just 27.8 per cent from the field. All 13 of the Rams' points in the opening 10 minutes came from a combination of Peter-McNeilly and Roshane Roberts (183-G). The Ravens countered with strong inside play from Ejim and Kajami-Keane and entered the second quarter up 19-13. There were very few second-chance opportunities yet again in the second quarter, as both teams played strong on the defensive glass. Peter-McNeilly and Kajami-Keane went back-and-forth yet again, however it was the Ravens deep bench that flexed their muscles, contributing 11 points as Carleton led 39-28 at halftime. The Ravens would go on a 15-5 run in the opening five minutes of the third quarter, and led by as much as 24. Ejim continued to battle inside, and guard Emmanuel Owootoah (180-PG, college: Fresno St.) went 2-for-2 from the perimeter during that stretch. Ryerson would battle back however, cutting the Ravens lead to as little as nine on the backs of guards Myles Charvis (183-G-94) and Ammanuel Diressa (196-G-93, college: Tenn Tech), who had a combined 12 points in the quarter - including one trey apiece. The Rams picked up their defence in the fourth quarter, narrowing the score to 72-66 with under a minute and a half left. Forward Adam Voll was instrumental in the surge, working hard on the glass and adding six points. Carleton would get a few key turnovers down the stretch however, icing the game at the line. 'I just don't think we were as good offensively as we were last week,' Rams head coach Roy Rana said post-game. 'We made a run in the fourth to make it a game, and we just didn't execute when we had our opportunities and they came back and made some big plays and that was the difference in the game.'
Courtesy of: usports.ca



Kareem Canty (ex Halifax H.) agreed terms with Panteras - by Francisco Vega

Panteras de Miranda (LPB) inked 24-year old American guard Kareem Canty (185-84kg-93, college: Auburn). He played recently at Halifax Hurricanes in Canadian NBL. In 15 NBL Canada games he recorded 5.0ppg and 1.9apg this season. Canty also played earlier that season for London Lightning in Canadian NBL Canada. But in only one game he had just point and 3 assists.
He received C-USA All-Freshman Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Canty graduated from Auburn University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scooter Gillette signs at Fellbach - by Greg

Regionalliga newcomer REWE Aupperle Fellbach landed 27-year old American center Scooter Gillette (206-102kg-90, college: Fair Dickinson). He played most recently at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL.
The previous (14-15) season Gillette played at BBC Magdeburg (2.Regionalliga) where in 25 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0bpg.
Gillette graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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Ryerson Rams win to reach men's basketball final - by Eurobasket News

A last-second play came up short for the Dalhousie Tigers as the Ryerson Rams held on for a 59-58 win on Saturday in the semifinal of the Canadian university men's basketball championship. Down by one with 11 seconds left to play, the Tigers had a chance to steal the victory, but forward Kashrell Lawrence (188-F) was unable to hit the last-second three. 'We had a play called that we were going to do if we were down three, and with the noise, they couldn't hear that we changed it,' Tigers head coach Rick Plato said post-game. It would've been a difference if (guard) Jordan (Aquino-Serjue) would've just taken the ball to the basket and at least try to draw the foul, because we were only down by one - we didn't need a three. 'You could find one point or two points in a hundred spots in that game, I just feel so bad for our guys, it's tough.' Ryerson will face the Carleton Ravens on Sunday in the championship final. The Rams held Dalhousie seniors Ritchie Kanza Mata and Lawrence to just 10-of-25 shooting from the field and also got an inspired fourth quarter from forward Filip Vujadinovic (201-F), who finished with 16 points and was a difficult matchup for Tigers forward Sven Stammberger (198-F) down low. ' (Filip) had a great game today, and really in many ways was the difference,' said Rams head coach Roy Rana . 'I said in the locker-room, right now that the game ball goes to him. I think right from the tip in the first half, his energy ignited us and he made some big plays in the fourth quarter.' Earlier, Carleton's vaunted defence made its presence felt in a 74-58 victory over the McGill Redmen in the other semifinal. The Ravens recorded six steals while holding McGill to just 37.5 per cent from the field. Offensively, player of the year Connor Wood led the way again, with 20 points, including four three-pointers. Guard Jenning Leung (185-G) led the way with 13 points for McGill. Dalhousie will face McGill for bronze on Sunday morning.
Courtesy of: thestar.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.8 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas25.7 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.6 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas21.4 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.21.2 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.9 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.12.6 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.6 
 5. Taylor, Las Animas11.4 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 8. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 9. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.6 
 10. Louis, CD Valdivia10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.2 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.1 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.7 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.0 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.3 
 7. Saez, Tinguiri.4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.7 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.6 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 3. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
 6. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 7. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 8. Cheek, Las Animas1.6 
 9. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 10. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.3 
 4. Louis, CD Valdivia1.2 
 5. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 



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  CHINA  


Chinese Basketball Association: Xinjiang Flying Tigers versus Liaoning Flying Tigers Semifinal Round Game 3 Preview - by Ritzy Agranum

After two straight successful games, the league's regular season top-notch team of the Xinjiang Flying Tigers will be looking to finish off their best-of-five semifinal games series against the Liaoning Flying Leopards on Wednesday.
Xinjiang, which ended the regular season with an impressive 32-6 win-loss record, enjoys a commanding 2-0 lead after dominating the first two matches over Liaoning. The Flying Tigers crushed their opponent in the opener 118-93 and prevailed in the second game with a 102-90 on Sunday. Foreign reinforcements Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) and Darius Adams (188-PG-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) will be expected to lead the squad in claiming their ticket for the championship round of the largest professional basketball in China.
Liaoning, which entered the finals last season, will be trying to get a win to extend the series. Another defeat would mean an end to their campaign for this season. American imports Lester Hudson (190-SG-84, college: Tenn-Martin) and Shavlik Randolph (208-F-83, college: Duke) will definitely be having a tougher task in avoiding a sweep.
If the Tigers were to be successful in Game 3, it will be the team's fifth CBA Finals appearance. Xinjiang has not yet won a CBA title after four trips to the championship round of the Chinese league.



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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb23.1 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.8 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.3 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.9 
 9. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.5 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 2. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.4 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.1 
 4. Halilovic, GKK S.6.9 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Arapovic, Cedevita5.7 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek5.7 
 10. Bundovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona8.5 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.9 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.6 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.6 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.1 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Vrbica, Gorica4.7 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Babic, Zabok2.3 
 3. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 4. Sirko, KK Split2.1 
 5. Katic, Cedevita1.9 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.7 
 9. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
 10. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.7 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 8. McDonald, Gorica0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Zrnic, Zabok0.7 


A2 Championship League - Round 3 - by Zeljko Zule

Ribola Kastela-Graficar 101-81: Graficar opened the game with eight consecutive points, but Kastela responded with a 12-3 run for their first lead of the night. After tying the game at 22-22, the home team went on a 16-2 run spanning the first and second quarter for a 38-24 lead which never dipped below double-digits for the rest of the game. Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) just missed a triple-double with 25 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds, Aco Mandic (203-C/F-84) scored 17 points, Josip Matic (202-SF-92) 16, Dino Sipic (201-F-88) 12 and Nino Pruze 11. Kastela shot 60-percent (40-of-67) from the field including 10-of-22 behind the 3-point line and outrebounded Graficar 44-23. Zlatko Stefan (190-PG-90) led the visitors with 23 points, Mario Novak (185-G-85) added 14 and Jaksa Petrovic (88) 12.

Jazine Arbanasi-Sanac 109-67: Jazine made a 15-2 run to turn a three-point deficit into a 26-16 lead and later went on a 15-1 run to extend their advantage to 49-27 midway through the second quarter. Jazina outscored Sanac 54-28 in the second half. Jurica Drazovic (201-F-86) scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Mate Mrva (198-F/C-83) added 20 points, Josip Gulam (188-PG-95) posted 19 points and was an assists shy of a double-double, Marko Atelj and Goran Fodor (195-G-90) both netted 12 points. Sanac was led by Tin Panjevic with 16 points, Darko Novosel (210-C-89) had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Vladimir Pozar (97) and Antonio Kraljic (193-G-93) scored 10 points apiece.

Pula 1981-AKK Vern 79-99: Vern opened the game with a 10-2 run and the home team took their lone lead of the night in the second quarter after a 12-0 run to go up 32-30. Vern responded with a 12-4 run and later went on a 10-3 run to close out the half with a 53-44 advantage. The visitors definitely took control of the game behin a 17-7 run spanning the third and fourh quarters to extend their lead to 97-75. Leon Abramovic came off the bench for 28 points on shooting 10-of-13 from the field, Marko Bakovic (202-PF-93) 16, Filip Kordic (196-SG-92) had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Ivan Penic (202-F-89) and Matej Kljajic both netted 12 points. Pula's bench players outscored the starters 49-30. Dino Rakic (200-F-94) scored 23 points, Nino Dasko addedd 18 points including five 3-pointers, both off the bench, and Ante Bozic (208-F/C-90, college: SW Oklahoma St.) posted 18 points.

Borovo-Rudes 63-73: After an opening basket by Borovo, the visitors went on a decisive 22-2 run. Borovo cut the deficit to 61-65 with three minutes left. At that point, Luka Ljubicic sank a 3-pointer to inspire Rudes for an 8-0 run. Ivan Radman came off the bench for 19 points, Mario Galic scored 14, Toimislav Cvitkovic 12 and Luka Ljubicic 11. Borovo shot just 16-percent (5-of-31) behind the 3-point line. Dario Pusic collected 18 points and 17 rebounds and Arian Jovanovic added 11 points.

Belisce-Podravac 80-70: Podravac opened the game with a 15-6 run. Belisce took their first lead since 2-0 late in the second quarter when made the score 39-38. The home team early in the thrid quarter went on a 14-0 run to turn a three-point deficit into a 56-49 lead and later made an 11-4 run to extend their advantage to 70-53. Kristijan Preglej (206-C/F-79) had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Goran Vidakovic (197-F-84) came off the bench for 16 points, Antonio Bicvic (196-F-82) added 13 points, Luka Saric (200-F-93) 11 and Juraj Boras (191-G-91) collected 11 points and 11 assists off the bench. Podravac was led by Ivan Siprak (200-F-77) with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Stefan Zadravec (186-PG-92) scored 15 points and Dean Krajinovic (76) 10.

Standings: AKK Vern 3-0, Jazine Arbanasi 2-1, Borovo 2-1, Ribola Kastela 2-1, Podravac 1-2, Rudes 1-2, Belisce 1-2, Graficar 1-2, Pula 1981 1-2, Sanac 1-2.



Mateo Kedzo once again led Split off the bench, 79-60 road win Gorica - by Zeljko Zule

In the lone Croatian A1 League Round 20 Split defeated Gorica 79-60 to stay at the top. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench for 27 points on shooting 12-of-17 from the field, Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) posted 16 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double, Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) added 12 points and Josip Jukic (207-F/C-96) 10.
Split made an early 12-0 run to turn a five-point deficit into a 16-9 lead and never looked back from there. The visitors were ahead 40-26 midway through the second quarter, but Gorica scored dozen straight points to close out the first half with a two point deficit. Split outscored the home team 17-7 in the third quarter to extend their advantage to double-digits, 57-45. Gorica reduced the score to seven points difference, but Split responded with a 13-3 run for a comfortable 70-53 lead with five minutes remaining.
Ljubo Prgomet (194-G/F-84) led Gorica with 15 points, Ante Masic (200-F-85) added 12 and Trey McDonald (203-C-93, college: Ohio St.) grabbed 12 rebounds.



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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Jaxen, Etha21.2 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.7 
 5. Ray, Enosis15.3 
 6. Brezec, AEK15.2 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.7 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.3 
 10. Pittakas, Apollon13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Thomas, Enosis8.5 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Esho, Etha8.4 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.6 
 5. Parks, Keravnos7.4 
 6. Dasic, AEK6.9 
 7. Brezec, AEK6.7 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 9. Barnes, Etha6.1 
 10. Wright, Apoel6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.8 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.2 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.3 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 6. Jaxen, Etha4.1 
 7. Koronides, Apollon4.0 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.4 
 9. Jones, Apollon3.2 
 10. Colimon, Etha3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir DASIC
  AEK
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dasic, AEK2.2 
 2. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 3. Thomas, AEK1.7 
 4. Washington, Enosis1.7 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 6. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 7. Barker, Keravnos1.7 
 8. Jaxen, Etha1.4 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel1.4 
 10. Blakes, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 4. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 5. Suleiman, Apollon1.0 
 6. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 7. Panayiotou, Etha0.7 
 8. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 9. Esho, Etha0.6 
 10. O''Brien, Keravnos0.6 


Division A Round 19: Apoel beats Etha in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Division A.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Nicosia: Apoel (#3) and Etha (#5). Etha was defeated at home 80-86 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Etha won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apoel made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Robert Brown (196-92, college: UAB) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) produced 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Apoel maintains third place with 10-9 record having seven points less than leader Keravnos. Etha at the other side keeps the fifth position with 15 games lost. Apoel are looking forward to face Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Etha will play at home against the league's leader Keravnos and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
An exciting game was played in Larnaca. Second ranked AEK faced 4th placed Enosis. Host AEK (15-4) defeated guests from Paralimni (8-11) 68-57. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Primoz Brezec contributed with 12 points for the winners. Canadian forward Kevin Thomas (203-92, college: Troy) answered with 6 points and 14 rebounds for Enosis. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AEK have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 15-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Enosis at the other side keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. AEK will play against bottom-ranked Apollon (#6) in Limassol in the next round. Enosis will play at home against Apoel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Keravnos delivered the seventeenth victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Apollon (3-16) 96-42 in Strovolos. It was a great evening for Terell Parks who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. At the losing side Marios Georgiou responded with 12 points. Apollon's coach Lukas Antoniou gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Keravnos. They maintain first place with 17-2 record. Apollon lost their ninth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Keravnos will meet Etha (#5) in the next round. Apollon will play against the league's second-placed AEK and hope to secure a win.

Etha - Apoel 80-86

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Nicosia: Apoel (#3) and Etha (#5). Etha was defeated at home 80-86 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Etha won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apoel made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Robert Brown (196-92, college: UAB) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Apoel players scored in double figures. Guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) produced 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Leron Barnes (196-93, college: Houston) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Apoel maintains third place with 10-9 record having seven points less than leader Keravnos. Etha at the other side keeps the fifth position with 15 games lost. Apoel are looking forward to face Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Etha will play at home against the league's leader Keravnos and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Apoel: B.Mobley 20+12reb, G.Pantouris 15+3reb+1ast, R.Brown 14+5reb+5ast, M.Burnatowski 13+2reb+3ast, M.Best 9+4reb+1ast, V.Kounas 8+3reb+3ast
Etha: B.Jaxen 32+5reb+5ast, L.Barnes 22+9reb+1ast, C.Loizidis 12+4reb+2ast, C.Panayiotou 6+8reb+1ast, P.Papamichael 5+8reb+1ast, A.Pilavas 3+1reb
gschID: 533328


Keravnos - Apollon 96-42

Leader Keravnos delivered the seventeenth victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Apollon (3-16) 96-42 in Strovolos. The game without a history. Keravnos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Apollon to just 5 points in second quarter. Keravnos dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Apollon's 20. Keravnos forced 25 Apollon turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 23 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Apollon's players. It was a great evening for American power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jake O'Brien (206-89, college: Temple, agency: HMS) helped adding 15 points and 6 rebounds. Five Keravnos players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Marios Georgiou (201-91) responded with 12 points and center Papa Suleiman (207-98) scored 4 points and 10 rebounds. Apollon's coach Lukas Antoniou gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Keravnos. They maintain first place with 17-2 record. Apollon lost their ninth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Keravnos will meet Etha (#5) in the next round. Apollon will play against the league's second-placed AEK and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Keravnos: T.Parks 26+18reb+2ast, J.O'Brien 15+6reb+1ast, M.Simon 15+2reb+3ast, R.Ross 12+3ast, G.Neophytou 11+1reb+4ast, G.Theocharides 6+1reb+3ast
Apollon: M.Georgiou 12+4reb+2ast, I.Pittakas 9+2reb+2ast, A.Panagidis 5+1reb, S.Iliadis 5, F.Grivas 4+4reb+1ast, P.Suleiman 4+10reb+1ast
gschID: 533329


AEK - Enosis 68-57

An exciting game was played in Larnaca. Second ranked AEK faced 4th placed Enosis. Host AEK (15-4) defeated guests from Paralimni (8-11) 68-57. It looked good early as Enosis took a 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then AEK had a 22-9 second period charge getting the lead and Enosis was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 57-68. AEK forced 25 Enosis turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Enosis' players. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Canadian forward Kevin Thomas (203-92, college: Troy) answered with 6 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Jarvis Ray (198-90, college: TCU) added 16 points in the effort for Enosis. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AEK have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 15-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Enosis at the other side keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. AEK will play against bottom-ranked Apollon (#6) in Limassol in the next round. Enosis will play at home against Apoel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AEK: V.Dasic 23+9reb+1ast, P.Brezec 12+4reb+1ast, T.Petrovic 9+1reb+3ast, A.Sizopoulos 8+2reb, G.Palalas 5+6ast, I.Panteli 5+2reb+5ast
Enosis: J.Ray 16+4reb+1ast, E.Washington 13+4reb+3ast, Z.Panagiotis 8+1reb, K.Thomas 6+14reb+2ast, G.Blakes 5+6reb+2ast, I.Papadopoulos 5+4reb
gschID: 533327



Mike Best (ex Avantazh-Polit.) agreed terms with Apoel - by Eurobasket News

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Division A) inked 24-year old American forward Mike Best (208-98kg-93, college: Cal-Irvine). He played recently at Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov in Ukrainian Superleague. In 23 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5bpg this season. Best also spent pre-season at SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) in Ukraine earlier that year.
He played in the final of CIT Championship in 2016.
Best graduated from University of California-Irvine in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.2 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha18.1 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.16.9 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.7 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.15.0 
 8. Painter, NH Ostrava15.0 
 9. Bakic, BK Kolin14.9 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.7 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Ware, MMCITE B.7.0 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Smith, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Svitavy
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Marko, Svitavy7.8 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.9 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.3 
 5. Simmons, Prostejov5.2 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.4 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.6 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 6. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 10. Autrey, BK Pardu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 7. Dyck, Prostejov0.9 
 8. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.0.8 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.4 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.1 
 3. Peterka, Nymburk B23.5 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 7. Skranc, Pardubice19.0 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.9 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.18.9 
 10. Streba, USK P.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.1 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.1 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.8 
 5. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.1 
 7. Bubak, Vysocina9.1 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin8.9 
 9. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 10. Bujnoch, Opava B8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice5.8 
 3. Petric, Pardubice5.1 
 4. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 5. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.7 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.3 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.3 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 10. Sehnal, USK P.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.8 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice3.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.5 
 4. Kozina, Zlin2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.2 
 6. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.2 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.0 
 9. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 10. Novak, Vysocina1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.2 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.2 
 6. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 


NBL Round 5 (Second Stage): USK Praha lose to CEZ Nymburk in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

NBL is at the halfway of the Second Stage and there are still another 5 rounds left.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Praha. 4th placed host USK Praha (14-12) lost to first ranked CEZ Nymburk (26-1) 81-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USK Praha. 24 personal fouls committed by USK Praha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Marek Mares (183-96) responded with 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place in Places 1-6 with 26-1 record. USK Praha at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face BK Kolin (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. USK Praha will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Kolin was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Decin (17-11) played at the court of 6th ranked BK Kolin (11-16). BK Decin managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and Tomas Vyoral accounted for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. BK Decin's coach Pavel Budinsky allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Garret Kerr (194-92, college: Univ.Sciences) came up with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for BK Kolin in the defeat. BK Decin maintains third place in Places 1-6 with 17-11 record having eight points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Kolin lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. BK Decin will play against BK Opava (#5) on the road in the next round. BK Kolin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Svitavy between MMCITE Brno and Basketbal Svitavy. Tenth ranked MMCITE Brno (10-17) got a very close victory on the road over 7th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (11-16). MMCITE Brno managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Basketbal Svitavy. The best player for the winners was Michal Kremen who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Hunter Mickelson produced 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the hosts. The victory was the third consecutive win for MMCITE Brno. They moved-up to ninth place in Places 7-12, which they share with NH Ostrava. Loser Basketbal Svitavy keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost. They share it with Usti n/Labem. MMCITE Brno will meet bottom-ranked Prostejov (#12) on the road in the next round. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5:
In Places 1-6 BK Opava was destroyed by BK Pardubice on the opponent's court 96-68.
In Places 7-12 Prostejov unfortunately lost to NH Ostrava in a home game 75-85. J.Hradec recorded a loss to Usti n/Labem on the road 78-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points and 7 rebounds by Kevin Mays of NH Ostrava.

Places 1-6
BK Pardubice - BK Opava 96-68

Rather expected game when 5th ranked BK Opava (14-13) was crushed on the road by second ranked BK Pardubice (21-5) 96-68 on Saturday. BK Pardubice dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to BK Opava's 32. BK Pardubice forced 19 BK Opava turnovers and outrebounded them 49-33 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. BK Pardubice looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by BK Opava's players. The best player for the winners was point guard Viktor Pulpan (191-96) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. BK Pardubice's coach Levell Sanders felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 19 points and 4 assists and forward Filip Zbranek (196-89) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Pardubice maintains second place in Places 1-6 with 21-5 record having six points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser BK Opava keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. BK Pardubice will meet USK Praha (#4) on the road in the next round. BK Opava will play against BK Decin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: D.Burnett 19+5reb+2ast, V.Pulpan 17+6reb+4ast, L.Autrey 14+4reb+5ast, K.Svrdlik 14+6reb+1ast, D.Pandula 12+5reb+2ast, J.Wall 9+5reb+1ast
BK Opava: J.Sirina 19+4ast, F.Zbranek 14+5reb+2ast, R.Klecka 10+4reb, R.Dragoun 10+4reb+1ast, J.Blazek 8+3reb, V.Cvek 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 535352


BK Kolin - BK Decin 73-81

The game in Kolin was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Decin (17-11) played at the court of 6th ranked BK Kolin (11-16). BK Decin managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. BK Decin made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and the former international point guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five BK Decin players scored in double figures. BK Decin's coach Pavel Budinsky allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Garret Kerr (194-92, college: Univ.Sciences) came up with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Lee Skinner (198-92, college: Wofford) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for BK Kolin in the defeat. BK Decin maintains third place in Places 1-6 with 17-11 record having eight points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Kolin lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. BK Decin will play against BK Opava (#5) on the road in the next round. BK Kolin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: L.Palyza 13+4reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 12+10reb+3ast, T.Vyoral 12+5reb+6ast, P.Houska 10+4reb, J.Houska 10+4reb+1ast, F.Kroutil 6+3reb+2ast
BK Kolin: L.Skinner 15+9reb+2ast, C.Dixon 11+2reb+1ast, L.Horak 10+2reb, J.Hunt 10+1reb+3ast, G.Kerr 9+13reb+5ast, B.Bakic 7+1reb+6ast
gschID: 535354


USK Praha - CEZ Nymburk 71-81

The game between Top Four teams took place in Praha. 4th placed host USK Praha (14-12) lost to first ranked CEZ Nymburk (26-1) 81-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USK Praha. 24 personal fouls committed by USK Praha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Marek Mares (183-96) responded with 18 points and international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place in Places 1-6 with 26-1 record. USK Praha at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face BK Kolin (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. USK Praha will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: H.Sant-Roos 15+5reb+3ast, T.Meier 14+2reb+1ast, E.Lawrence 12+2reb+6ast, S.Holt 9, J.Welsch 9+6reb+1ast, V.Hruban 8+4reb
USK Praha: M.Mares 18+3reb+3ast, P.Safarcik 14+4reb, J.Bohacik 12+6reb+5ast, L.Festr 9+1reb+1ast, M.Primorac 7+4reb+2ast, A.Madsen 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 535353


Places 7-12
Svitavy - MMCITE Brno 80-82

A very close game took place in Svitavy between MMCITE Brno and Basketbal Svitavy. Tenth ranked MMCITE Brno (10-17) got a very close victory on the road over 7th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (11-16). MMCITE Brno managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Basketbal Svitavy. They outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 43-27 including a 16-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Michal Kremen (200-81) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Kevin Ware (188-93, college: Georgia St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. American forward Hunter Mickelson (208-92, college: Kansas) produced 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and naturalized Slovakian Roman Marko (194-86) added 11 points and 8 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for MMCITE Brno. They moved-up to ninth place in Places 7-12, which they share with NH Ostrava. Loser Basketbal Svitavy keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost. They share it with Usti n/Labem. MMCITE Brno will meet bottom-ranked Prostejov (#12) on the road in the next round. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MMCITE Brno: J.Tomanec 15+2reb, K.Ware 14+3reb+4ast, M.Kremen 14+12reb+6ast, E.Jazvin 12+8reb, J.Kozina 9+6reb, I.Mikulic 8+7reb+3ast
Svitavy: H.Mickelson 26+6reb+2ast, B.Roseboro 13+8reb+1ast, J.Vucica 13+4reb+1ast, R.Marko 11+4reb+8ast, B.Smithson 9+2reb+5ast, P.Slezak 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 535356


Prostejov - NH Ostrava 75-85

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked NH Ostrava (10-17) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Prostejov (8-19) 85-75 on Friday. NH Ostrava forced 22 Prostejov turnovers. Strangely Prostejov outrebounded NH Ostrava 47-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was forward Kevin Mays (193-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) who scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Center Deshawn Painter (205-90, college: ODU) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. Swingman Torrence Dyck (196-94, college: Daemen, agency: Two Points) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and center Ethan Jacobs (211, college: Colgate) added 17 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the hosts. NH Ostrava maintains ninth place in Places 7-12 with 10-17 record, which they share with MMCITE Brno. Prostejov lost their eleventh game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 19 games lost. They share it with J.Hradec. NH Ostrava will meet BK Lions Hradec (#11) in the next round. Prostejov will play against MMCITE Brno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: K.Mays 24+7reb, D.Painter 17+7reb, S.Popovic 15+2reb+6ast, V.Bratcenkov 12+2reb+1ast, M.Canada 8+2reb+3ast, S.Smith 7+8reb+2ast
Prostejov: T.Dyck 22+6reb+3ast, E.Jacobs 17+13reb+1ast, M.Soucek 9+7reb+1ast, M.Sehnal 9+4reb+2ast, M.Nabelek 6+1ast, A.Dikas 5+4reb
gschID: 535357


Usti n/Labem - J.Hradec 83-78

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked BK Lions Hradec (8-19) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked BK Usti nad Labem (11-16) 83-78 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) who scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Michal Sotnar (187-92) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. American point guard Terrell Lipkins (180-91, college: Montevallo) produced 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Stanislav Zuzak (204-80, college: Cal-Irvine) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five BK Usti nad Labem and four BK Lions Hradec players scored in double figures. BK Lions Hradec's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Usti nad Labem moved-up to seventh place in Places 7-12, which they share with Svitavy. Loser BK Lions Hradec keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost. They share it with Prostejov. BK Usti nad Labem will meet Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round. BK Lions Hradec will play against NH Ostrava (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: M.Sotnar 19+3reb+4ast, L.Pecka 17+9reb+5ast, M.Thompson 15+4reb, C.Abercrombie 13+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 11+7reb+1ast, D.Steffel 3+3reb
J.Hradec: S.Zuzak 18+8reb, M.Brooks 17+2reb, T.Lipkins 15+5reb+6ast, R.Canty 12+5reb, J.Soula 6+1reb, C.Tawiah 5+5reb
gschID: 535355





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  D-LEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Manny HARRIS
  Texas L.
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Harris, Texas L.26.0 
 2. Cook, Canton C.25.8 
 3. Jackson, Texas L.24.9 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.9 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.7 
 8. Holland, Canton C.22.0 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.9 
 10. Nader, Maine RC21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.8 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.7 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.3 
 6. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.4 
 8. Webb-III, Delaware.9.3 
 9. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
 10. Zimmerman, Erie B.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Magette, Los A.9.2 
 2. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 3. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 4. Pressey, Santa C.8.1 
 5. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 6. Marshall, Reno B.7.4 
 7. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 8. McCallum, Grand R.7.2 
 9. Jackson, Texas L.7.2 
 10. Bynum, Windy C.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.3 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 5. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 6. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 7. Harris, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.0 
 10. Evans, Canton C.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Texas L.
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Lasme, Texas L.3.9 
 2. Diallo, Greensboro S.3.0 
 3. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.6 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.5 
 6. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 7. Benson, Sioux F.2.4 
 8. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 9. Davis, N.Arizona S.2.1 
 10. Brown, Windy C.2.1 


Warriors defeat Energy, extend win streak to six games - by Eurobasket News

The Santa Cruz Warriors (25-17) defeated the Iowa Energy (11-30) 111-108 on Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Six players for the Warriors scored in double-figures, en route to notching a sixth straight victory. The Warriors were paced by Scott Wood (6'6''-F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) who scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-6 from deep. Phil Pressey (5'11''-PG-91, college: Missouri) notched a double-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. James Southerland (6'8''-F-90, college: Syracuse) added 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Cleanthony Early (6'8''-F-91, college: Wichita St.) scored 15 points off-the-bench for Santa Cruz. Terry Whisnant (6'3''-G-92, college: E.Carolina) came off the bench to lead the Energy with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Jarell Martin, Deyonta Davis, and JaKarr Sampson each scored 16 points for Iowa, while Wade Baldwin IV (6'3''-G-96, college: Vanderbilt) IV added 15 points. The Warriors got off to a hot start in the opening period, shooting 65% from the field, including an 11-point performance by James Southerland off 4-of-6 shooting. Santa Cruz led by as many as 14 points, though Iowa would go on a 12-3 run in the final 1:24 of the opening frame to come within 5 points of the visitors. The Energy limited their deficit to 1 point off of a layup from Quinton Chievous (6'6''-G-92, college: Hampton), but the Warriors would respond with a 15-2 run, to lead the hosts by as many as 16 points in the period. Santa Cruz's defense held Iowa to a 28.6% team shooting effort in the quarter and carried a 14-point cushion into the break. The third quarter would see the Energy chip away at the visitors' lead to come as close as 10 points, but the Warriors were able to secure a 90-78 lead to start the fourth. Iowa opened the final frame outscoring the Warriors 15-2 to take the lead at the 7:25 mark for the first time since the opening minutes of the game. Down four with 11.3 seconds remaining, Terry Whisnant knocked down three free throws to will a one-point deficit, with the score standing at 108-107. A quick dunk by the Warriors' Cleanthony Early gave the Energy one last possession, but a turnover sealed their fate as they were unable to get a shot off en route to a fifth straight home loss.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com




Warney, Legends dominate Delaware - by Eurobasket News

The Texas Legends (21-20) used a dominant performance from big man Jameel Warney (6'8''-F-94, college: Stony Brook) to power past the Delaware 87ers (22-20) 131-92 Saturday night in Frisco. Texas started off with back-to-back jumpers from Mavericks assignees Jarrod Uthoff (6'8''-F-93, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) and Manny Harris (6'5''-F/G-89, college: Michigan) to take a 4-0 lead. Delaware responded with six straight for their first and only lead of the night, but a long ball from Harris would quickly recover the home team's advantage. Harris grabbed 12 points in the first, but the Legends would find themselves even with the visitors at the buzzer. Texas' spark came in the second when Ben Gordon knocked down 5-of-5 from outside to finish with 17 points in 12 minutes as Jameel Warney dominated the boards, grabbing 8 rebounds to match his 8 points. The boost lifted the Legends to a double-digit lead, going into the locker room at 61-44. The Legends continued the hot streak in the third with a combined 60% outside shooting effort, while the 87ers went scoreless from the three and shot 40% overall to give the Legends a 29-point edge heading into the final minutes. Andre Dawkins (6'5''-G-91, college: Duke) carried the torch in the fourth, taking 15 points and closing out the 87ers in front of a sold-out home crowd. Texas finished with six players in double-digits, shooting 51% overall and pulling down 59 boards. Warney tied Gordon for a game-high 24 points and grabbed a game-high (and season record) 20 rebounds to lead the Legends. Stephane Lasme (6'8''-C-82, college: Massachusetts) blocked six shots while grabbing 10 rebounds and 6 points. Dawkins went 5-of-9 from beyond the arc to finish with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists. Mavericks teammates Harris (19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Uthoff (16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists) also added balanced stat lines in their second game together. Delaware finished at 34.3% overall with four players seeing double-digits. Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington) came off the bench to lead the 87ers with 20 points, 5 rebounds, while Aaron Harrison (6'6''-SG-94, college: Kentucky) and Russ Smith (6'0''-PG-91, college: Louisville) added 19 points apiece. Roscoe Smith neared a double-double for the visitors with 10 points, 9 rebounds.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Scates' 50-point game gives him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Quezaltepeque and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had the game-high 50 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Quezaltepeque in his team's victory, helping them to beat Santa Ana (#13, 2-6) 108-95. Quezaltepeque is placed at 4th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Quezaltepeque will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. In the team's last game Scates had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He just recently signed at Quezaltepeque, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Tennessee Wesleyan College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Scates is in league's top in points (2nd best: 30.9ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Christopher Blake (197-G-88) of league's second-best Brujos Izalco. He is American guard in his first season at Brujos Izalco. In the last game Blake recorded impressive 36 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Brujos Izalco to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Sonsonate (#5, 5-3) 92-71. This victory allowed Brujos Izalco to move up to second position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 7 matches. Blake is a newcomer at Brujos Izalco and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90) of Isidro Metapan (#3). Hinestroza Javes scored 25 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Isidro Metapan, leading his team to a 86-62 easy win against the lower-ranked 11 Lobos (#12, 2-6). Isidro Metapan is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 7-1 record is not that bad... Hinestroza Javes has a very solid season. In 8 games in El Salvador he scored 18.4ppg. He also has 17.9rpg, 3.3bpg and FGP: 57.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Duane James (196-F-83) of Isidro Metapan - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Garland McArthur (197-F-88) of Brujos Izalco - 27 points and 3 rebounds
6. Marc Montavious (206-C-90) of 11 Lobos - 17 points and 23 rebounds
7. Tobias Dowdell (201-F-90) of Santa Ana - 27 points and 8 rebounds
8. Maliek Daniels (193-SG-88) of Santa Ana - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Edwin Mijares (186-G-94) of Isidro Metapan - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Yoan Haiti) of Sonsonate - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.8 
 3. Olmre, TTU18.1 
 4. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.3 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu16.3 
 8. Strupovics, Valga15.7 
 9. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 10. Seskus, Parnu14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.13.1 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU8.5 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu8.4 
 5. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.3 
 6. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.8 
 7. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.7 
 8. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.7.6 
 9. Lips, Tarvas7.1 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.5 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.1 
 5. Jones, TL.4.0 
 6. Bratoz, Rapla3.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.8 
 9. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.3 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 6. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 7. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 8. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga1.6 
 10. Olmre, TTU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.1 
 3. Lips, Tarvas0.9 
 4. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Raadik, TTU0.9 
 6. Bubalo, Parnu0.8 
 7. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 9. Kok, Rapla0.8 
 10. Saks, TL.0.7 


Alexela KML Round 21: Tartu Ulikool beat Rapla by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

Third-ranked Rapla (13-9) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Tartu Ulikool (19-2) on Friday. The visitors from Tartu managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 27-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international Janar Talts (206-83) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for Rapla. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 19-2 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round. Rapla will play at home against Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth-ranked Valga (7-16) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Rapla (13-9). The visitors from Rapla managed to secure only two-point victory 72-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) stepped up and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Thomas van-der-Mars chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) with 17 points. Rapla maintains third place with 13-9 record having five points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Valga lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 16 games lost. Rapla will play against Parnu (#4) at home in the next round. Valga will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Rakvere between BC Rakvere and TTU. Seventh ranked BC Rakvere (6-16) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked TTU (12-9). BC Rakvere managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TTU. Siim-Markus Post nailed 32 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Sander Viilup came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds for TTU in the defeat. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to eighth position due to points difference. Loser TTU keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. BC Rakvere will meet higher ranked TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TTU will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to fourth ranked Parnu (13-10) 83-69. The best player for the winners was Edvinas Seskus who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Parnu. They maintain fourth place with 13-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 15 games lost. Parnu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Rapla (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between 7th ranked BC Rakvere (6-16) and eighth ranked Valga (7-16) in Rakvere on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Valga outscored BC Rakvere 97-76. It was a good game for Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valga moved-up to seventh place. Loser BC Rakvere dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Valga will have a break next round. BC Rakvere will play on the road against TLU/Kalev (#6) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 21 TLU/Kalev beat Parnu on the road 84-75.

Tarvas - Valga 76-97

The game between 7th ranked BC Rakvere (6-16) and eighth ranked Valga (7-16) in Rakvere on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Valga outscored BC Rakvere 97-76. The game was mostly controlled by Valga. BC Rakvere was better in second period 30-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valga dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to BC Rakvere's 34. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 52-29 including a 38-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Guard Reinis Strupovics (190-87) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Valga players scored in double figures. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) answered with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Rakvere. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valga moved-up to seventh place. Loser BC Rakvere dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Valga will have a break next round. BC Rakvere will play on the road against TLU/Kalev (#6) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: S.Post 21+7reb+5ast, M.Paiste 20+2ast, K.Lips 18+6reb, T.Peil 7+4reb, S.Saaremael 4+3reb+2ast, A.Talu 4+2reb
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 25+10reb+4ast, R.Strupovics 19+4reb+3ast, R.Lindments 14+2reb+2ast, D.Mathieu 13+10reb+2ast, S.Silavs 8+4reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 534989


Rapla - Tartu Ulikool 65-68

Third-ranked Rapla (13-9) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Tartu Ulikool (19-2) on Friday. The visitors from Tartu managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 27-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international Janar Talts (206-83) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Rapla. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 19-2 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round. Rapla will play at home against Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rapla: I.Kajupank 16+3reb, T.van der Mars 12+10reb, D.Bratoz 11+6reb+4ast, M.Paasoja 9+6reb+4ast, S.Kaldre 7+3reb+4ast, O.Metsalu 6+2reb+2ast
Tartu Ulikool: M.Thomas 21+6reb+3ast, J.Joesaar 13+4reb+1ast, J.Talts 11+6reb+4ast, D.Milka 10+5reb, G.Dorbek 5+1reb+2ast, M.Adam Konate 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 534988


Parnu - TLU/Kalev 75-84

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked TLU/Kalev (8-14) beat on the road 4th placed Parnu (13-10) 84-75 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-13. But Parnu won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Parnu outrebounded TLU/Kalev 40-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for forward Janis Vahter (196-86) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 5 assists. Montenegrin center Stefan Knezevic (204-89) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Saimon Sutt (200-95) added 19 points in the effort for Parnu. Four Parnu players scored in double figures. TLU/Kalev maintains sixth place with 8-14 record. Loser Parnu keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. TLU/Kalev will face BC Rakvere (#8) at home in the next round. Parnu will play against Rapla (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Parnu: S.Sutt 19+4reb+3ast, D.Bubalo 18+10reb, M.Kirves 12+7reb+2ast, E.Seskus 11+8reb+1ast, K.Kask 5+3reb, R.Hallik 5+3reb+6ast
TLU/Kalev: J.Vahter 23+3reb+5ast, R.Tamm 22+4reb+1ast, S.Knezevic 17+9reb+1ast, M.Jurtom 9+1reb+2ast, K.Saage 9+3reb+2ast, K.Saks 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 534987


Tarvas - TTU 82-80

A very close game took place in Rakvere between BC Rakvere and TTU. Seventh ranked BC Rakvere (6-16) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked TTU (12-9). BC Rakvere managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TTU. TTU was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 27-23 charge of BC Rakvere, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) nailed 32 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Sander Viilup (190-97) came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for TTU in the defeat. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to eighth position due to points difference. Loser TTU keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. BC Rakvere will meet higher ranked TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TTU will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
TTU: S.Viilup 16+9reb+2ast, R.Koort 16+3reb, J.Jarvelainen 15+8reb, T.Raadik 12+12reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 11+2reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 4+2reb+1ast
Tarvas: S.Post 32+6reb+3ast, K.Lips 15+9reb+3ast, T.Peil 9+7reb+2ast, M.Paiste 8+5reb+3ast, S.Saaremael 7+2reb+4ast, A.Ehte 5+3reb
gschID: 534986


Noorteliiga - Parnu 69-83

Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 15th consecutive match to fourth ranked Parnu (13-10) 83-69. Parnu dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Noorteliiga's 38. They outrebounded Noorteliiga 39-25 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Parnu players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Noorteliiga's players. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field). Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Taavi Jurkatamm (201-97) who recorded 15 points and Erki Kuhi (199-0) added 10 points respectively. Four Noorteliiga players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Parnu. They maintain fourth place with 13-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 15 games lost. Parnu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Rapla (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Noorteliiga: T.Jurkatamm 15+3reb, M.Jaakson 10+1reb, C.Jurgens 10+1reb, E.Kuhi 10+2reb, K.Jurjens 6+3reb+1ast, J.Sein 5+4reb
Parnu: E.Seskus 34+11reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 12+8reb+2ast, K.Kask 12+9reb, S.Sutt 9+3reb+7ast, H.Parrol 6+1reb, K.Lootus 5
gschID: 534985


Valga - Rapla 70-72

Eighth-ranked Valga (7-16) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Rapla (13-9). The visitors from Rapla managed to secure only two-point victory 72-70. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 18-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Rapla made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) stepped up and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) with 17 points and Latvian guard Sandis Silavs (194-88) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Rapla maintains third place with 13-9 record having five points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Valga lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 16 games lost. Rapla will play against Parnu (#4) at home in the next round. Valga will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 17+4reb+1ast, S.Silavs 13+5reb, V.Kriisa 6+2reb+1ast, V.Veski 6+2reb, R.Peterson 5+2reb+1ast, R.Strupovics 5
Rapla: D.Bratoz 26+6reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 15+5reb+2ast, T.van der Mars 11+14reb+2ast, S.Kaldre 7+5reb+5ast, M.Paasoja 7+3reb, J.Kok 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 534984





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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Upchurch, HyPo33.6 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Bratton, Namika Lr27.9 
 4. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.6 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 6. Maxhuni, HBA-M.23.9 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.8 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.9 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.7 
 6. Harris, Ura Basket11.7 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.3 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.5 
 10. Bratton, Namika Lr10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .5.2 
 4. Ivey, Espoo United5.2 
 5. Innamaa, TuNM.4.9 
 6. Kantonen, Korik.4.9 
 7. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.5 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 9. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.2 
 10. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua GOUCH
  Espoo Basket
  (196-G-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.6 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.5 
 5. Bratton, Namika Lr2.4 
 6. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.4 
 7. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 8. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 9. Marttinen, Munkkini.2.1 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.6 
 3. Sandberg, TuNM.1.6 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 5. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Young, Pyrinto II1.3 
 8. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 


Korisliiga Round 35: Helsinki Seagulls beat Lapuan Korikobrat by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

Fifth-ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-17) was very close to win a game against first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (23-8) on Wednesday. Helsinki Seagulls managed to secure only two-point victory 86-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-15. But Lapuan Korikobrat won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for Lapuan Korikobrat. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 23-8 record, which they share with Salon Vilpas. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fourth consecutive game. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls is looking forward to face league's second-placed Salon Vilpas at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Kauhajoki. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (23-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (20-13) 103-101 on Saturday evening. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. Al'Lonzo Coleman helped adding 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Salon Vilpas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kauhajoen Karhu will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) against ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (11-21) on Wednesday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was crushed by Tampereen Pyrinto in Tampere 94-69. It was an exceptional evening for J'Nathan Bullock who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tommi Huolila came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds for Joensuun Kataja in the defeat. Joensuun Kataja's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains ninth place with 11-21 record. Loser Joensuun Kataja keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home higher ranked KTP-Basket (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and hope to secure a win.
The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Kouvot (13-18). Joensuun Kataja defeated Kouvot 93-77. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Rion Brown who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja maintains third place with 21-9 record having just three points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh position with 18 games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and are hoping to win another game. Kouvot will play at home against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 35 bottom-ranked Korihait was beaten by BC Nokia on the road 95-78.
The most impressive performance of 35th round was 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists by Javier Duren of BC Nokia.

Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas 101-103

Important game to mention about took place in Kauhajoki. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (23-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (20-13) 103-101 on Saturday evening. Kauhajoen Karhu was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 24-19 third quarter run of Salon Vilpas. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) helped adding 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) scored 21 points and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kauhajoen Karhu will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: J.Lehtoranta 22+6reb, K.Holsey 22+10reb+5ast, A.Hollins 21+4reb+6ast, T.Unruh 18+2reb+5ast, D.Washington 12+6reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 4+3reb+1ast
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 27+7reb+1ast, J.Staten 20+2reb+5ast, M.Ojala 14+2reb, A.Coleman 14+11reb+6ast, B.Edwards 12+4reb, M.Koivisto 12+1reb+4ast
gschID: 488078


BC Nokia - Korihait 95-78

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked BC Nokia (15-17) beat at home bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (5-27) 95-78. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. UU-Korihait was better in second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Nokia dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 30 and made 19-of-20 charity shots (95.0 percent) during the game. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) added 5 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five BC Nokia and four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. BC Nokia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lapua. Newly promoted UU-Korihait stay dead last with 27 lost games. BC Nokia's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#7) in Kouvola. UU-Korihait will play at home against Joensuun Kataja and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Korihait: A.Alanen 14+2reb, M.Jalonen 12+1reb+5ast, V.Laine 12+2reb+4ast, E.McAlister 12+8reb, M.Herbert 11+4reb, E.Holloway 10+1reb+1ast
BC Nokia: D.Dolenc 17+3reb+1ast, J.Duren 15+13reb+4ast, I.Wilkerson 15+1reb+7ast, P.Dia 10+4reb, N.Mattila 10+2reb+1ast, E.Skamo 10+5reb
gschID: 488079


Kouvot - Kataja Basket 77-93

The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Kouvot (13-18). Joensuun Kataja defeated Kouvot 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Kouvot was better in third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvot's 22 and had 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Kouvot only scored thirteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Kouvot 49-32 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Kouvot helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Darryl Bryant (185-90, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and guard James Sinclair (190-93, college: W.Carolina) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Joensuun Kataja maintains third place with 21-9 record having just three points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh position with 18 games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and are hoping to win another game. Kouvot will play at home against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: S.Pledger 29+10reb+2ast, J.Sinclair 21+5reb+1ast, T.Hirvonen 8+1reb+5ast, M.Luosmaa 7+7reb+4ast, A.Saarijarvi 6+1reb+1ast, R.Buckles 6+7reb
Kataja Basket: D.Bryant 27+6reb+4ast, R.Brown 25+10reb+2ast, J.Bradley 19+5reb, K.Bristol 8+10reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 5+8reb+2ast, T.Huolila 4+3reb
gschID: 488077


Pyrinto - Kataja Basket 94-69

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) against ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (11-21) on Wednesday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was crushed by Tampereen Pyrinto in Tampere 94-69. The game was mostly controlled by Tampereen Pyrinto. Joensuun Kataja managed to win fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) accounted for 15 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Tommi Huolila (198-93) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Joensuun Kataja in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Joensuun Kataja's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains ninth place with 11-21 record. Loser Joensuun Kataja keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home higher ranked KTP-Basket (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Bryant 13+2ast, J.Bradley 11+7reb+1ast, R.Brown 11+6reb+1ast, T.Huolila 11+9reb+1ast, I.Seppala 8+1reb+3ast, K.Bristol 5+8reb
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 16+11reb, T.Palmi 15+5reb+1ast, R.Minard 15+4reb+4ast, T.Nelson 12+5reb+2ast, K.Lewis 10+5reb+3ast, A.Lehto 9+4reb+9ast
gschID: 488076


Helsinki Seagulls - Lapua 86-84

Fifth-ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-17) was very close to win a game against first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (23-8) on Wednesday. Helsinki Seagulls managed to secure only two-point victory 86-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-15. But Lapuan Korikobrat won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 29 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lapuan Korikobrat. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 23-8 record, which they share with Salon Vilpas. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fourth consecutive game. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls is looking forward to face league's second-placed Salon Vilpas at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Morris 29+6reb, J.Jones 27+12reb+4ast, D.Williams 14+12reb+4ast, M.Edwards 4+4reb+8ast, T.Viertola 4+1reb, L.Kinnard 3+3reb
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 23+5reb, C.Lindbom 22+10reb, D.Upson 11+1reb+3ast, J.Conley 8+6reb+1ast, A.Nikkarinen 7+1reb+12ast, A.Vaenerberg 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488075





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Clark, Chalon18.5 
 2. Gibson, Gravelines18.0 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.0 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.5 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges16.0 
 6. Sommerville, Orleans15.2 
 7. Roberson, Chalon15.1 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.0 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.7 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.3 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines7.5 
 5. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre7.3 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 10. Blue, Antibes6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.6 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.9 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.9 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.0 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.0 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.5 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.0 
 4. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines1.5 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.5 
 10. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 5. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 6. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Williams, Boulazac17.7 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.6 
 3. Peacock, Bourg17.6 
 4. Burton, Roanne17.5 
 5. Jones, Lille17.1 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.6 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.8 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.15.1 
 9. Denave, Vichy C.15.1 
 10. Bigote, Nantes14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Kone, Charleville9.7 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.2 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Traore, Lille7.8 
 7. Diame, Blois7.8 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.5 
 9. Paumier, Boulogne7.5 
 10. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.7 
 2. Ware, Vichy C.6.1 
 3. Rigaux, Maurienne6.0 
 4. King, Le Havre6.0 
 5. Turner, Blois6.0 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.8 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes5.3 
 10. Duren, Boulogne5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Henry, Evreux2.6 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.5 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.4 
 4. Denave, Vichy C.2.2 
 5. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 6. Turner, Blois2.0 
 7. Mitchell, Nantes2.0 
 8. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 9. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 10. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 5. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 6. Jones, Lille1.1 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 8. Diame, Blois1.1 
 9. Traore, Lille1.0 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.2 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket18.0 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.2 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 5. Newson, Lorient16.6 
 6. Smith, Orchies16.2 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.2 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres16.1 
 9. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.16.0 
 10. Thondique, Gries/Ob.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.10.2 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.0 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.6 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.7.9 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket7.9 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.6 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.2 
 10. Anderson, RAC B.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Korac, Vitre7.9 
 2. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 3. Romain, Chartres7.0 
 4. Rathieuville, Rennes5.4 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.3 
 6. Delhomme, St Vallier5.2 
 7. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 8. Suhard, Angers BC4.8 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.7 
 10. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craion, Lorient3.0 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 4. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 5. Cornely, Caen2.0 
 6. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Monceau, Challans1.8 
 8. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.7 
 9. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
 10. Uzas, Angers BC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Negrobar, Rennes1.2 
 3. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.1 
 4. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 5. Rakocevic, Orchies0.9 
 6. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 7. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 8. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 9. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 10. Tresnak, GET Vosges0.8 


ProA Round 22: Leader Monaco loses to JSF Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

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

Top ranked Monaco (19-3) recorded its third loss on the court of fourth ranked JSF Nanterre on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by JSF Nanterre 99-88. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Monaco. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by JSF Nanterre. Monaco managed to win fourth quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JSF Nanterre shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Monaco only scored four points from the stripe. It was a great shooting night for JSF Nanterre especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Monaco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) fired 23 points for the winners. Mathias Lessort (205-95) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) produced 25 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JSF Nanterre (16-6) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Chalon. Monaco at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. JSF Nanterre is looking forward to face league's second-placed Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Monaco will play against Chalons-Reims and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-6) against sixth ranked Strasbourg IG (13-9) on Sunday night. Visiting Pau-Lacq-Orthez was defeated by Strasbourg IG in a tough game in Strasbourg 58-67. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Romeo Travis contributed with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Strasbourg IG have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Chalon and Nanterre. Strasbourg IG will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Le Mans (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the three-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they edged fourteenth-ranked Cholet Basket 85-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cholet Basket. Brion Rush scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Angel Rodriguez responded with 15 points and 4 assists. Sluc Nancy maintains eighteenth position with 5-17 record. Loser Cholet Basket dropped to the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Dijon and Chalons-Reims. Sluc Nancy will meet at home higher ranked JDA Dijon (#13) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cholet Basket will play against Paris-Levallois and hope to secure a win.
The game in Villeurbanne was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Chalon/Saor (16-6) played at the court of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-11). Chalon/Saor managed to secure a 9-point victory 77-68. Cameron Clark notched 26 points to lead the effort. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalon/Saor moved-up to second place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Chalon/Saor's next round opponent will be JSF Nanterre (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and hope to win that game.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (11-11) outscored 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (7-15) 95-66 on Saturday night. Klemen Prepelic fired 25 points and 5 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ASVEL. Loser Olympique Antibes keeps the sixteenth position with 15 games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Le Portel (#10) on the road in the next round. Olympique Antibes will play against Strasbourg IG (#6) and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 22 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Gravelines defeated Orleans in a road game 67-59. Le Mans was smashed by Paris-Levallois at home 44-68. Chalons-Reims lost to Dijon on the opponent's court 73-86. Hyeres-Toulon unfortunately lost to Le Portel in a home game 67-72.

Strasbourg - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 67-58

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-6) against sixth ranked Strasbourg IG (13-9) on Sunday night. Visiting Pau-Lacq-Orthez was defeated by Strasbourg IG in a tough game in Strasbourg 58-67. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pau-Lacq-Orthez won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strasbourg IG dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Pau-Lacq-Orthez's 24. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists and his fellow American import Ronald Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Strasbourg IG have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Chalon and Nanterre. Strasbourg IG will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Le Mans (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: D.Cooper 18+4reb+10ast, R.Lewis 10+5reb+1ast, A.Koffi 8+4reb, J.Mipoka 8+5reb, V.Chikoko 5+3reb, Y.Bokolo 5+2reb+1ast
Strasbourg: P.Lacombe 18+6reb+5ast, R.Travis 12+12reb+2ast, E.Murphy 10+2reb, A.Slaughter 9+2reb+4ast, F.Ntilikina 6+4reb+3ast, P.Sy 5+1reb
gschID: 485533


Orleans - Gravelines 59-67

There was no surprise when 17th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-16) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (12-10) 67-59 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 39-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque forced 19 Entente Orleans 45 turnovers. American-Jamaican guard Sek Henry (193-87, college: Nebraska) fired 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and British center Gabriel Olaseni (211-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to seventh place. Entente Orleans 45 lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 16 games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Hyeres-Toulon (#12) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Entente Orleans 45 will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Orleans: M.Sommerville 19+6reb+2ast, A.Eito 13+2reb+4ast, G.Olaseni 11+12reb+2ast, K.McAlarney 9+1reb+3ast, V.Jones III 3+1reb+2ast, K.Dinal 2+2reb
Gravelines: J.Cobbs 17+1reb+5ast, S.Henry 16+3reb+6ast, A.Cel 16+6reb, K.Gibson 8+1reb, R.Solomon 6+13reb+1ast, M.Keita 2+4reb+2ast
gschID: 485532


Nanterre - Monaco 99-88

Top ranked Monaco (19-3) recorded its third loss on the court of fourth ranked JSF Nanterre on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by JSF Nanterre 99-88. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Monaco. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by JSF Nanterre. Monaco managed to win fourth quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JSF Nanterre shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Monaco only scored four points from the stripe. It was a great shooting night for JSF Nanterre especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Monaco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) fired 23 points for the winners. Mathias Lessort (205-95) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) produced 25 points and international Billy Ouattara (191-92) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JSF Nanterre (16-6) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Chalon. Monaco at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. JSF Nanterre is looking forward to face league's second-placed Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Monaco will play against Chalons-Reims and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Bost 25+3reb+1ast, B.Ouattara 17+2reb+2ast, N.Caner-Medley 10+2reb+1ast, A.Sy 8, B.Davies 7+1reb+2ast, Z.Wright 6+3reb
Nanterre: S.Butterfield 23+4reb+3ast, M.Lessort 20+5reb+1ast, C.Warren 15+2reb+6ast, B.Conklin 13+3reb+2ast, T.Zanna 11+4reb, H.Schaffartzik 6+5ast
gschID: 485531


Limoges - Antibes 95-66

The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (11-11) outscored 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (7-15) 95-66 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Limoges CSP Elite led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) fired 25 points and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. American Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced 20 points and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ASVEL. Loser Olympique Antibes keeps the sixteenth position with 15 games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Le Portel (#10) on the road in the next round. Olympique Antibes will play against Strasbourg IG (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 20+4reb+2ast, C.Otule 12+5reb+1ast, I.Cordinier 10+1reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 8+3reb+2ast, N.Diarra 8+3reb, W.Solomon 4+1reb
Limoges: K.Prepelic 25+1reb+5ast, J.Randle 16+1reb+3ast, D.Wood 15+1reb+6ast, J.Jones 12+9reb, W.Buford 10+5reb+3ast, C.Fair 9+3reb
gschID: 485530


Le Mans - Paris-Levallois 44-68

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (13-9) smashed on the road 10th ranked Le Mans (10-12) 68-44 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paris-Levallois. Le Mans was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Le Mans to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Le Mans 39-24 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Paris-Levallois looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) chipped in 7 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) produced 12 points and Beninese power forward Mouphtaou Yarou (204-90, college: Villanova) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Paris-Levallois maintains fifth position with 13-9 record, which they share with Strasbourg. Loser Le Mans keeps the tenth place with 12 games lost. Paris-Levallois will face Cholet Basket (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Mans will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: R.Pearson 12+2reb+3ast, M.Yarou 11+5reb, G.Watson 6+1reb+2ast, L.Konate 5+2reb+2ast, O.Hanlan 3+4reb+2ast, P.Amagou 3+1reb
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 19+5reb+8ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 10+2reb+1ast, L.Sane 10+6reb+1ast, V.Poirier 7+5reb+1ast, T.Harris 7+4reb, L.Labeyrie 7+11reb+1ast
gschID: 485529


Cholet - Nancy 82-85

Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the three-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they edged fourteenth-ranked Cholet Basket 85-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cholet Basket. Cholet Basket was trailing by 15 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-14 charge of Sluc Nancy, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Montenegrin point guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. At the losing side Puerto Rican point guard Angel Rodriguez (180-92, college: Miami, FL) responded with 15 points and 4 assists and American center Graham Brown (206-84, college: Michigan) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Sluc Nancy maintains eighteenth position with 5-17 record. Loser Cholet Basket dropped to the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Dijon and Chalons-Reims. Sluc Nancy will meet at home higher ranked JDA Dijon (#13) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cholet Basket will play against Paris-Levallois and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cholet: G.Bell 16+3reb, A.Rodriguez 15+4reb+4ast, G.Brown 12+7reb+2ast, J.Rousselle 10+2reb+2ast, D.Poirier 9+3reb, D.Noel 8+3reb+6ast
Nancy: B.Rush 20+4reb+9ast, M.Trasolini 18+5reb+2ast, D.Hunt 11+4reb, A.Urtasun 11+2ast, B.Sene 9+1reb+1ast, E.Brown 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 485528


ASVEL - Chalon 68-77

The game in Villeurbanne was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Chalon/Saor (16-6) played at the court of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-11). Chalon/Saor managed to secure a 9-point victory 77-68. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 28-15 charge of Chalon/Saor, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) notched 26 points to lead the effort and naturalized Cameroonian Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91) supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. Even 13 points by Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Nikola Dragovic (206-87, college: UCLA, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points for lost side. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalon/Saor moved-up to second place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Chalon/Saor's next round opponent will be JSF Nanterre (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Uter 13+4reb+2ast, N.Dragovic 12+2reb+2ast, N.Lang 10+1reb+1ast, D.Watkins 8+6reb, B.Sy 7+3reb, T.Meacham 7+2ast
Chalon: C.Clark 26+4reb+3ast, L.Harris 13+2reb+2ast, J.Nzeulie 12+6reb+2ast, M.Fall 10+8reb+1ast, A.Bouteille 6+3reb, J.Roberson 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 485527


Dijon - Chalons-Reims 86-73

There was a minor upset when 13th ranked Chalons-Reims (8-14) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked JDA Dijon (8-14) 86-73 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-73. American forward Isaiah Miles (201-94, college: St.Joseph's) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple) chipped in 16 points. Five JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. British point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) produced 16 points and American swingman Alex Young (198-89, college: IUPUI, agency: Two Points) added 17 points respectively for lost side. JDA Dijon moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Cholet and Chalons-Reims. JDA Dijon will face bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: A.Young 17+4reb, A.Lawrence 16+4reb+2ast, N.de Jong 10+1reb+1ast, M.Payne 9+2reb+7ast, S.Smith 8+4reb+4ast, T.Cain 8+8reb+3ast
Dijon: R.Brooks 16+4reb+3ast, I.Miles 16+7reb+1ast, A.Julien 15+2reb+3ast, D.Holston 15+1reb+4ast, J.Alingue 10+8reb+1ast, M.Judith 6+1ast
gschID: 485525


Hyeres-Toulon - Le Portel 67-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Le Portel and 12th ranked Hyeres-Toulon had identical 9-12 record. But Hyeres-Toulon was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Le Portel 72-67 on Friday night. Hyeres-Toulon was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Le Portel, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-87, college: Dakota Wesleyan) fired 25 points and 6 assists for the winners. Belgian swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Trevis Simpson (193-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and point guard David Michineau (191-94) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Hyeres-Toulon's coach Kyle Milling tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Le Portel (10-12) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Le Mans. Hyeres-Toulon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Le Portel will face higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 12+8reb+1ast, W.Howard 12+1reb+1ast, D.Michineau 11+1reb+2ast, P.Carter 8+1ast, F.Prenom 8+5reb+1ast, M.Acker 6+1reb+1ast
Le Portel: D.Dorsey 25+4reb+6ast, E.Lasisi 13+5reb, F.Hassell 9+3reb+1ast, J.Donaldson 8+6reb+1ast, B.Mangin 6+2reb+3ast, L.Goulbourne 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485526





ProB Round 22: Leader JL Bourg gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader JL Bourg delivered the sixteenth win on Friday night. This time they beat 11th ranked SPO Rouen (10-12) 87-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. SPO Rouen managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maxime Courby (200-90) fired 26 points (perfect from downtown making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. JL Bourg maintains first position with 16-6 record, which they share with Provence Basket. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Denain. JL Bourg is looking forward to face ALM Evreux (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. SPO Rouen will play against ADA Blois (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Lille. Fifth ranked Lille Metropole (13-9) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-12) 75-72 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Deonte Burton contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for Denain Voltaire. Denain Voltaire's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. Denain Voltaire at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Rouen. Lille Metropole will play against Aix-Maurienne (#15) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play at home against Chorale de Roanne (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Poitiers between Poitiers and Aix-Maurienne. Tenth ranked Poitiers (11-11) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-13). Poitiers managed to escape with a 3-point win 85-82 on Saturday evening. Jay Threatt scored 19 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side Andre Williamson responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Poitiers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Poitiers will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#8) in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Lille Metropole (#4) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Local SO Maritime Boulogne (8-14) was outscored by sixteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (9-13) 81-56. Ryan Rhoomes notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 14 games lost. Saint-Quentin's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road where they are favorite. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against STB Le Havre and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 22 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Le Havre was defeated by Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer 77-70. Charleville beat Blois at home 88-70. Nantes won against Roanne on the opponent's court 77-73. Evreux managed to outperform St Chamond in a home game 90-81. Bottom-ranked Vichy Clermont recorded a loss to Boulazac on the road 69-55.

Provence Basket - Le Havre 77-70

There was no surprise in Fos-sur-Mer where 7th ranked STB Le Havre (11-11) was defeated by second ranked Provence Basket (16-6) 77-70. The hosts were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 27-17 STB Le Havre's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-70 at the end of the game. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 16 points. Four Provence Basket players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds by Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) did not help to save the game for STB Le Havre. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Provence Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bourg. STB Le Havre at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Provence Basket's next round opponent will be Nantes (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play against SO Maritime Boulogne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 16+2reb+1ast, A.Broussard 16+6reb+4ast, S.Hernandez 10+7reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 10+4reb+2ast, R.Desroses 8+1reb+1ast, L.Akono 7+2reb+2ast
Le Havre: D.Odiakosa 29+11reb+1ast, B.King 18+8reb+6ast, J.Greene 9+1reb+7ast, F.Paschal 5+1reb, N.Pope 4+1ast, R.Martin 3
gschID: 484466


Poitiers - Maurienne 85-82

A very close game took place in Poitiers between Poitiers and Aix-Maurienne. Tenth ranked Poitiers (11-11) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-13). Poitiers managed to escape with a 3-point win 85-82 on Saturday evening. Aix-Maurienne was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Poitiers, which allowed them to win the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) scored 19 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St.) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and naturalized Guyanese forward Gide Noel (198-93) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Poitiers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Poitiers will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#8) in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Lille Metropole (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: J.Threatt 19+8ast, A.Thinon 15+2ast, D.Reed 14+4reb+3ast, M.Var 14+5reb+2ast, Y.Fall 9+8reb+2ast, M.Joseph 6+2reb
Maurienne: A.Williamson 17+6reb+2ast, G.Noel 14+2reb+2ast, M.Sonko 11+1reb+2ast, R.Rice 11+4reb+1ast, P.Dambrauskas 9+2reb+3ast, A.Rigaux 6+3ast
gschID: 484465


Charleville - Blois 88-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Charleville-Mezieres and 5th ranked ADA Blois had identical 12-9 record. This time Charleville-Mezieres used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Blois 88-70. The game without a history. Charleville-Mezieres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 27-of-34 charity shots (79.4 percent) during the game, while ADA Blois only scored eleven points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by ADA Blois helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) notched 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) supported him with 16 points and 6 assists. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Even 13 points by Florent Tortosa (198-89) did not help to save the game for ADA Blois. American Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) added 9 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Charleville-Mezieres (13-9) moved-up to third place, which they share with Lille. ADA Blois at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. Charleville-Mezieres' next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#14) on the road which should be an easy win for them. ADA Blois will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: W.Brown 27+7reb+1ast, M.Hermannsson 16+1reb+6ast, M.Kone 14+7reb+2ast, W.Mensah 13+3reb+5ast, J.Fouse 6+2reb+2ast, D.Bouquet 4+2reb+3ast
Blois: F.Tortosa 13+4reb+1ast, F.Turner 12+1reb+1ast, C.Pontens 10+1reb, L.Wilson 9+4reb+4ast, E.Boateng 8+2reb+1ast, M.Diame 6+8reb
gschID: 484462


Boulogne - St Quentin 56-81

The game with biggest result difference took place in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Local SO Maritime Boulogne (8-14) was outscored by sixteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (9-13) 81-56. The game was mostly controlled by Saint-Quentin. SO Maritime Boulogne was better in third quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint-Quentin dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to SO Maritime Boulogne's 32. They outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 47-30 including a 40-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saint-Quentin players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) supported him with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 7 assists by American point guard Tyreek Duren (183-91, college: La Salle) did not help to save the game for SO Maritime Boulogne. Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) added 7 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 14 games lost. Saint-Quentin's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road where they are favorite. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against STB Le Havre and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: R.Rhoomes 22+19reb+4ast, P.Drouault 19+8reb+3ast, R.Nyakundi 15+2reb+3ast, H.Laroche 10+5reb+10ast, A.Charles 9+5reb+1ast, M.Mutuale 4+4reb+4ast
Boulogne: T.Duren 19+4reb+7ast, G.Paumier 7+10reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 7+6reb, T.Gipson 6+2reb+3ast, W.de Jong 6+2reb+2ast, X.Corosine 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484461


Rouen - Bourg 75-87

Leader JL Bourg delivered the sixteenth win on Friday night. This time they beat 11th ranked SPO Rouen (10-12) 87-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. SPO Rouen managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maxime Courby (200-90) fired 26 points (perfect from downtown making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Gaylor Curier (197-92) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. JL Bourg maintains first position with 16-6 record, which they share with Provence Basket. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Denain. JL Bourg is looking forward to face ALM Evreux (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. SPO Rouen will play against ADA Blois (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Bourg: M.Courby 26+3reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 23+6reb+1ast, Y.Ndoye 14+14reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 10+4reb+4ast, G.Sim 7+1reb+11ast, P.Braud 7+2reb
Rouen: H.Palsson 21+11reb+2ast, S.Bangura 13+1reb, D.Colter 10+2reb+5ast, J.Woodard 8+2reb+3ast, G.Curier 8+10reb+2ast, J.Fairell 8+6reb
gschID: 484468


Roanne - Nantes 73-77

Very expected game when 14th ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-13) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Nantes (11-11) 77-73. It looked good early as Chorale de Roanne took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Nantes had a 15-11 second period charge getting the lead and Chorale de Roanne was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-77. American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) supported him with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Five Nantes players scored in double figures. Even 26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals by American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) did not help to save the game for Chorale de Roanne. Naturalized Serbian power forward Alexandre Gavrilovic (208-91, college: Towson) added 15 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Nantes moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Chorale de Roanne lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Chorale de Roanne will play on the road against Denain Voltaire (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nantes: C.McKnight 18+6reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 15+3reb+6ast, V.Bigote 13+5reb+3ast, L.Ekperigin 12+6reb+8ast, V.Fofana 10+10reb, R.Kuksiks 8+1reb
Roanne: J.Burton 26+9reb+5ast, A.Gavrilovic 15+7reb, C.Cavallo 11+4reb, A.Kanervo 6, A.Hollins 6+6reb+2ast, T.Ville 3+2reb+4ast
gschID: 484467


Lille - Denain 75-72

Important game to mention about took place in Lille. Fifth ranked Lille Metropole (13-9) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-12) 75-72 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 19-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Lille Metropole brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) added 14 points in the effort for Denain Voltaire. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. Denain Voltaire at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Rouen. Lille Metropole will play against Aix-Maurienne (#15) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play at home against Chorale de Roanne (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lille: D.Burton 24+4reb+4ast, J.Traore 16+11reb+5ast, B.Pamba-Juille 13+3reb+4ast, N.Taccoen 7+3reb, T.Ceci-Diop 7+2reb, J.MBida 5+8reb
Denain: C.Abouo 16+1reb, J.Cazenobe 15+10reb+2ast, K.Spain 14+4reb+1ast, T.Tarpey 10+6reb+2ast, A.Wallez 6+2reb+1ast, D.Harris 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 484464


Evreux - St Chamond 90-81

Very predictable result when seventh ranked ALM Evreux (12-10) beat at home 13th ranked Saint Chamond (9-13) 90-81. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 30-24 Saint Chamond's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 90-81 at the end of the game. ALM Evreux players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and the other American import guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) supported him with 17 points. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds by Stephane Gombauld (205-97) did not help to save the game for Saint Chamond. Naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy-Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) added 16 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. ALM Evreux have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Blois. Saint Chamond at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. ALM Evreux's next round opponent will be league's leader JL Bourg on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Saint Chamond will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Henry 20+5reb+10ast, C.Walker 17+3reb+3ast, L.Kante 14+6reb+2ast, P.Beye 10+2reb, S.Mekdad 9+2reb, R.Dibo 8+7reb
St Chamond: S.Gombauld 18+7reb+3ast, G.Landry Edi 16+5reb+1ast, K.Larson 9+8reb+3ast, J.Rinna 8+7reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 8+4reb+2ast, M.Guichard 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484463


Boulazac - Vichy Clermont 69-55

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked JA Vichy (8-14) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Boulazac Basket (11-11) 69-55. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) notched 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and American-Jamaican guard TJ Sapp (190-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) supported him with 14 points. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 18 points and 5 assists by American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for JA Vichy. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) added 10 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Boulazac Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. JA Vichy lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be Poitiers (#7) on the road. JA Vichy will play against Saint-Quentin (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: J.Williams 14+8reb+1ast, T.Sapp 14+4reb+3ast, S.Gauthier 11+4reb+1ast, G.Clerc 8+1reb, A.Tanghe 7+6reb+2ast, A.Salmon 4+5reb+1ast
Vichy Clermont: D.Ware 18+2reb+5ast, J.Cole 12+4reb, C.Bronchard 10+9reb+1ast, D.Denave 8+4reb, R.Barry 3+2reb, R.El Amrani 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484460





RJ Sims (ex Palanga) joins Lourdes - by Eurobasket News

L'union Lourdes-Tarbes Pyrenees Basket (NM1) agreed terms with American forward RJ Sims (196-86kg, college: E.Mennonite). He played last season at Naglis Palangos in Lithuanian NKL league. In 33 games he had 10.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.1apg. Sims helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He was voted All-ODAC 3rd Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Sims graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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NM1 Round 28: ALS Basket edge Quimper UJAP by one point - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NM1 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 6 rounds.

The most exciting game of round 28 in the NM1 took place in Andrezieux. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Quimper UJAP (20-8) to eighth ranked ALS Basket (15-13) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Quimper UJAP won third quarter 12-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALS Basket shot 27 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Quimper UJAP only scored ten points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Quimper UJAP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) fired 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALS Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Orchies. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second position with eight games lost. ALS Basket is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#9) on the road in the next round. Quimper UJAP will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Caen delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (13-15) 95-68. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Richie Gordon contributed with 24 points for the winners. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Gries/Oberhoffen. Caen (22-6) have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen keeps the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Caen will play against GET Vosges (#5) in Golbey in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play at home against UB Chartres (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-46 loss to ninth ranked UB Chartres (14-14) in Chartres on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Jonathan Mitchell who helped to win the game recording 20 points. At the losing side Joel Ayayi responded with 5 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UB Chartres maintains ninth position with 14-14 record, which they share with St Vallier and Challans. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. UB Chartres will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against SAP Vaucluse (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Thirteenth-ranked Union Rennes (11-17) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (16-12). Lourdes-Tarbes managed to secure only two-point victory 87-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by Xane d'Almeida who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lourdes-Tarbes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Lourdes-Tarbes' next round opponent will be Vitre (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Union Rennes will play against Orchesien BC in Orchies and hope to win that game.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Saint Vallier, where higher ranked Orchesien BC (15-13) lost to eleventh ranked Saint Vallier (14-14) in a road game 86-90 on Saturday. Steffon Bradford fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Saint Vallier moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Orchesien BC lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. Saint Vallier will face Lorient (#15) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.

Rest of the games of round 28 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
RAC Basket was defeated by Vitre in a road game 83-74. Angers BC was beaten by Challans at home 81-90. Lorient lost to SAP Vaucluse on the opponent's court 62-77. Souffel managed to outperform GET Vosges in a home game 74-58.
The best stats of 28th round was 12 points, 7 assists and 4 steals by Olivier Romain of Chartres.

Caen - Gries/Oberhoffen 95-68

Leader Caen delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (13-15) 95-68. It looked good early as Gries/Oberhoffen took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Caen had a 24-16 second period charge getting the lead and Gries/Oberhoffen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-95. Caen forced 21 Gries/Oberhoffen turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Five Caen players scored in double figures. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Gries/Oberhoffen. Caen (22-6) have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen keeps the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Caen will play against GET Vosges (#5) in Golbey in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play at home against UB Chartres (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caen: R.Gordon 24+4reb+3ast, B.Monteiro 20+11reb+5ast, M.Diarra 12+5reb+2ast, T.Cornely 10+3reb+4ast, L.Chelle 10+1reb+4ast, B.Pope 7+4reb+3ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: G.Thondique 26+16reb+4ast, A.Doumbia 15+5reb+3ast, O.Varanauskas 8+4reb+5ast, R.Jakstas 8+2reb+2ast, L.Diemer 4, G.Duro 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 485003


St Vallier - Orchies 90-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Saint Vallier, where higher ranked Orchesien BC (15-13) lost to eleventh ranked Saint Vallier (14-14) in a road game 86-90 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-14. But Orchesien BC won second period 31-29. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint Vallier looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Sade Aded-Hussein (208-93) chipped in 21 points. American point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) produced 19 points and 5 assists and Anthony Racine (190-94) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Saint Vallier and five Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Orchesien BC lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. Saint Vallier will face Lorient (#15) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 24+7reb+3ast, S.Aded Hussein 21+4reb+2ast, O.Strong 15+2reb+5ast, W.Gradit 11+2reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 8+1reb+4ast, V.Ateba 4+5reb+2ast
Orchies: B.Smith 19+3reb+5ast, A.Racine 16+2reb+4ast, S.Cisse 15+4reb+2ast, M.Simmons 11+7reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 10+8reb, M.Diop 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 485001


Vitre - RAC Basket 83-74

There was an upset when higher ranked Rueil (17-11) was defeated on the road by sixteenth ranked Vitre (12-16) 83-74 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 28-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Vitre looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) fired 17 points and 8 assists for the winners. Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-85, college: Pace) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Vitre players scored in double figures. Guard Lamine Sambe (188-89) produced 19 points and 5 assists and American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Vitre moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with SAP Vaucluse. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. Vitre will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Rueil will play against Angers BC and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vitre: N.Korac 17+3reb+8ast, D.Quincy-Jones 15+5reb+6ast, A.Radulovic 14+7reb+1ast, A.Belkessa 12+4reb+4ast, M.Claveau 9+3reb+2ast, S.Cretaux 8+2reb+1ast
RAC Basket: L.Sambe 19+2reb+5ast, W.Felder 15+8reb, D.Sencanski 15+2reb, K.Gourari 9+9reb+1ast, J.Bichard 8+2reb+6ast, R.Anderson 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 485002


ALS Basket - Quimper 62-61

The most exciting game of round 28 in the NM1 took place in Andrezieux. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Quimper UJAP (20-8) to eighth ranked ALS Basket (15-13) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Quimper UJAP won third quarter 12-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALS Basket shot 27 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Quimper UJAP only scored ten points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Quimper UJAP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) fired 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Maxime Choplin (181-92) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALS Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Orchies. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second position with eight games lost. ALS Basket is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#9) on the road in the next round. Quimper UJAP will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 19+4reb+4ast, R.Aubry 12+7reb+1ast, P.Blackwell 9+4reb, Y.Bassine 9+2reb+2ast, N.Kovanusic 8+11reb+1ast, S.Neri 5+2reb+7ast
Quimper: D.Burke 16+9reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 15+5reb+1ast, M.Choplin 11+6reb+7ast, K.Mondesir 7+6reb, V.Bobrov 6+1reb+1ast, J.Bluntt 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 484999


Chartres - CFBB 87-46

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-46 loss to ninth ranked UB Chartres (14-14) in Chartres on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-46. UB Chartres dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 7 points in third and fourth quarters. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 20. UB Chartres forced 20 CFBB turnovers and outrebounded them 38-20 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by CFBB's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) who added 12 points, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Four UB Chartres players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Joel Ayayi (193-0) responded with 5 points and 6 assists and center Thimotee Bazille (201-99) scored 5 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UB Chartres maintains ninth position with 14-14 record, which they share with St Vallier and Challans. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. UB Chartres will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against SAP Vaucluse (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Chartres: J.Mitchell 20+4reb+1ast, H.Disy 12+8reb+2ast, K.Bichard 12+3reb+7ast, M.Ruikis 12+4ast, O.Romain 12+3reb+7ast, D.Pistre 7+10reb+1ast
CFBB: Y.Choupas 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Blanc 7+3ast, S.Briki 6+1reb+1ast, T.Bazille 5+4reb+1ast, J.Ayayi 5+4reb+6ast, N.Dorez 5+4reb
gschID: 485007


Lourdes - Rennes 87-85

Thirteenth-ranked Union Rennes (11-17) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (16-12). Lourdes-Tarbes managed to secure only two-point victory 87-85. However their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as Union Rennes took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lourdes-Tarbes had a 29-21 second period charge getting the lead and Union Rennes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 85-87. Lourdes-Tarbes shot 60.9 percent from the field and made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Lourdes-Tarbes had a 26-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and forward Florian Lesca (198-89) supported him with 20 points. Four Lourdes-Tarbes players scored in double figures. Even 27 points and 4 assists by American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) did not help to save the game for Union Rennes. Center Ludovic Negrobar (207-91) added 18 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lourdes-Tarbes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Lourdes-Tarbes' next round opponent will be Vitre (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Union Rennes will play against Orchesien BC in Orchies and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: F.Lesca 20+4reb+1ast, L.Vaty 17+5reb+1ast, X.d'Almeida 14+7reb+10ast, M.Kazonas 11+4reb+4ast, R.Sims 10+2reb, E.Bosc 8+3reb+1ast
Rennes: D.Davis 27+3reb+4ast, L.Negrobar 18+9reb, E.Kabir Pene 13+1reb+3ast, J.Rathieuville 8+1reb+5ast, S.Ben Driss 6+4reb+1ast, S.Dia 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 485004


Angers BC - Challans 81-90

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Vendee Challans (14-14) defeated on the road 17th ranked Angers BC (11-17) 90-81 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-81. It was a great shooting night for Vendee Challans especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. American forward Will Carter (200-88, college: San Jose St., agency: HMS) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Auston Calhoun (201-90, college: Bowling Green, agency: HMS) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Angers BC's coach Vincent Lavandier tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Vendee Challans have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with St Vallier and Chartres. Loser Angers BC dropped to the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Vendee Challans will face higher ranked ALS Basket (#7) in Andrezieux in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Angers BC will play on the road against Rueil (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Challans: D.Cox 17+8reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+1reb+1ast, I.Saounera 14+4reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 13+2reb+6ast, D.Gentil 11+2reb+1ast, M.Gibson 9+1reb+2ast
Angers BC: W.Carter 21+9reb, A.Calhoun 16+6reb+1ast, J.Douillet 12+3reb+1ast, R.Uzas 9+6reb+2ast, H.Suhard 9+7ast, A.Gabsi 7+2reb
gschID: 485000


SAP Vaucluse - Lorient 77-62

Everything could happen in Sorgues at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse and 15th ranked Lorient had identical 11-16 record. This time SAP Vaucluse used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Lorient 77-62 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-62. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Inception Sports) fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Davis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four SAP Vaucluse players scored in double figures. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and center Raphael Giaimo (210-89, college: Seward County CC) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. SAP Vaucluse (12-16) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Vitre. Newly promoted Lorient keeps the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. SAP Vaucluse will face bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round where they are favorite. Lorient will play at home against Saint Vallier and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: B.Davis 17+9reb+1ast, D.Tarvydas 14+9reb+1ast, R.Lopez 13+2reb+2ast, D.Geiger 11+2ast, B.Pierard 7+2reb, C.Soumaoro 6+4reb+1ast
Lorient: M.Craion 17+8reb+1ast, R.Giaimo 12+7reb, J.Newson 8+3reb+1ast, C.Faroux 8+2reb, J.Bach 6+1reb, M.Bigote 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 485006


Souffel - GET Vosges 74-58

Rather predictable result when third ranked Souffelweyersheim (19-9) beat at home 5th ranked GET Vosges (16-12) 74-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. GET Vosges was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding GET Vosges to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to GET Vosges' 16 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. GET Vosges was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Fabyon Harris (180-91, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Canadian Guillaume Boucard (197-88) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and Loic Gigant (196-90) added 10 points respectively for lost side. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 19-9 record having just three points less than leader Caen. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth place with 12 games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face league's second-placed Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GET Vosges will play against the league's leader Caen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Souffel: R.Kayembe 21+6reb+1ast, F.Harris 19+4ast, G.Staniulis 10+6reb+1ast, E.Mendy 9+6reb, J.Delmas 6+4reb+1ast, F.Ateba 5+3reb
GET Vosges: G.Boucard 13+8reb, L.Gigant 10+1reb+2ast, J.KEBE-N GUEMA 9+1reb, S.Ricard 8+4reb, M.Gountas 7, M.Doumbe 4+1reb
gschID: 485005





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  FYR MACEDONIA  

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 24
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV24.0 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv19.7 
 3. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.15.6 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv15.5 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar15.2 
 8. Jokic, Strumica15.1 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 10. Hall, Kozuv15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.6 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 3. Brooks, Ohrid AV9.3 
 4. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.5 
 5. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.3 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar6.3 
 8. Djekic, Feni I.6.2 
 9. Besovic, Strumica6.1 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV7.0 
 2. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica4.8 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.7 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.5 
 6. McNeaill, Kozuv4.5 
 7. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 8. Hall, Kozuv4.0 
 9. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.5 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV2.0 
 3. Brown, Kumanovo1.7 
 4. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 5. Hall, Kozuv1.5 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.5 
 7. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 8. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 9. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.3 
 10. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV2.7 
 2. Ibitayo, Vardar1.3 
 3. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 4. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 5. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.9 
 6. Djekic, Feni I.0.8 
 7. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 8. Zekjiri, Vardar0.7 
 9. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo0.5 



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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi18.9 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.2 
 5. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.9 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi15.5 
 7. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.5 
 8. Ransom, Mgzavrebi15.4 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.1 
 10. Vaughn, Dinamo T.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.13.0 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.1 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi9.1 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.0 
 6. Tishchenko, Sokhu.8.1 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 8. Bridgeman, Cactus T.7.8 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.6 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Charlie LEE
  Rustavi
  (175-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Lee, Rustavi5.9 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi5.9 
 3. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 4. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.2 
 5. Ransom, Mgzavrebi4.9 
 6. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.6 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.2 
 8. Pashaev, Kutaisi4.0 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 10. Tsivtsivadze, Mgzav.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.5 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi2.6 
 4. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 5. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi2.1 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.9 
 8. Crayton, Mgzavrebi1.8 
 9. Baqradze, Olimpi1.8 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.6 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.6 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.5 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.5 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.0.9 


Superleague Round 21: Derby game ends with Mgzavrebi's defeat of Sokhumi - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Sokhumi (#4). Mgzavrebi (6-15) won against visiting Sokhumi (9-12) 77-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. It was a great shooting night for Mgzavrebi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. It was a good game for American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who led his team to a victory with 24 points. His fellow American import point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for Sokhumi. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 6-15 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost.
An interesting game for Dinamo Tbilisi (20-1) which played road game in Kutaisi against second-best Kutaisi (14-6). First ranked Dinamo Tbilisi managed to get a 12-point victory 90-78. American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points and 8 assists for the winners and Levan Patsatsia chipped in 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was international point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with six games lost.
The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Third ranked Energy Invest (12-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Cactus Tbilisi (8-13). Energy Invest defeated Cactus Tbilisi 89-75 on Saturday. Sergo Atuashvili nailed 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Terik Bridgeman came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for Cactus Tbilisi in the defeat. Energy Invest maintains third place with 12-9 record having eight points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Cactus Tbilisi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost.

In the last game of round 21 Olimpi beat Batumi on the road 83-74.

Mgzavrebi - Sokhumi 77-65

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Sokhumi (#4). Mgzavrebi (6-15) won against visiting Sokhumi (9-12) 77-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. It was a great shooting night for Mgzavrebi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. It was a good game for American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who led his team to a victory with 24 points. His fellow American import point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Mgzavrebi players scored in double figures. American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sokhumi. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 6-15 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: D.Lathan 21+10reb+3ast, O.Buliava 12+1reb+1ast, G.Jgerenaia 8+4reb+2ast, O.Tishchenko 6+9reb+2ast, R.Woodson 4+2reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 4+1reb+1ast
Mgzavrebi: K.Ransom 24+4reb+2ast, C.Allen 20+7reb+2ast, O.Pkhakadze 14+7reb+5ast, A.Lominashvili 12+9reb+1ast, D.Taylor 4+9reb+3ast, R.Murphy 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 532321


Cactus Tbilisi - Rustavi 75-89

The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Third ranked Energy Invest (12-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Cactus Tbilisi (8-13). Energy Invest defeated Cactus Tbilisi 89-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Energy Invest. Cactus Tbilisi managed to win fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) nailed 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs (203-90, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Mansfield and Associates) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Cactus Tbilisi in the defeat. Five Energy Invest and four Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Energy Invest maintains third place with 12-9 record having eight points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Cactus Tbilisi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Cactus Tbilisi: J.Florveus 13+10reb+1ast, D.Lomidze 13+1reb+2ast, T.Bridgeman 13+10reb+3ast, B.Chikviladze 11+5reb+3ast, I.Chlaidze 8+1reb+1ast, T.White 7+1reb+2ast
Rustavi: T.Spagnolo 18+6reb, M.Lewis-Briggs 17+6reb+2ast, S.Atuashvili 17+8reb+3ast, R.Chachanidze 13+4reb+1ast, C.Lee 12+4reb+7ast, C.Kasperbauer 12+1reb+2ast
gschID: 532320


Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 78-90

An interesting game for Dinamo Tbilisi (20-1) which played road game in Kutaisi against second-best Kutaisi (14-6). First ranked Dinamo Tbilisi managed to get a 12-point victory 90-78. After very bad start, Kutaisi stormed back in the second period cutting the deficit to 1 point 45-44. But it was not enough and Dinamo Tbilisi took back the control in second half. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Dinamo Tbilisi forced 21 Kutaisi turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Dinamo Tbilisi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points and 8 assists for the winners and the former international Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) chipped in 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashaev (188-83) scored 14 points. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-1 record. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Tsintsadze 19+5reb+5ast, Z.Pashaev 14+2reb+3ast, A.Lomouri 12+5reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 9+3reb+2ast, L.Tsekvava 9+2reb+3ast, B.Bekauri 9+5reb
Dinamo Tbilisi: D.Vaughn 22+3reb+8ast, L.Patsatsia 19+7reb+6ast, N.Maravic 18+6reb+3ast, M.Berishvili 16+4reb+3ast, I.Londaridze 11+4reb, N.Gogodze 4+2reb
gschID: 532319


Batumi - Olimpi 74-83

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventh ranked Olimpi (7-13) beat on the road 6th ranked Batumi (7-14) 83-74 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Batumi won third quarter 29-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpi dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 32. American guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) accounted for 20 points and 5 rebounds. Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) came up with 25 points and Ukrainian forward Igor Krivtsov (201-86) added 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Batumi in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olimpi moved-up to sixth place. Batumi lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Batumi: I.Shemosiuk 25+4reb+2ast, I.Krivtsov 19+9reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 11+4reb+4ast, K.Jintcharadze 11+8reb+1ast, I.Maisuradze 3+3reb+1ast, L.Revazashvili 3+1reb
Olimpi: T.Burnette 28+13reb+2ast, R.Rogava 20+5reb+3ast, I.Mikeladze 12+4reb+9ast, G.Baqradze 10+3reb+3ast, W.Pitchford 9+2reb+2ast, N.Schlitzer 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 532318



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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen16.1 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg16.0 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.8 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .15.7 
 8. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 9. Jenkins, Jena15.5 
 10. Lewis, Bayreuth15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 3. Eatherton, Goett.7.3 
 4. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.2 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 7. Marei, Bayreuth6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.6 
 9. Searcy, Vechta6.6 
 10. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.3 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen4.9 
 10. Sanders, Goettingen4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.7 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 7. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 
 10. Horton, Telekom .0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Williams, Kirchheim19.3 
 2. Alexander, ETB W.18.0 
 3. Pinkins, Hanau17.8 
 4. Watkins, Nuernberg17.6 
 5. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 6. Kerusch, MBC16.8 
 7. Warren, MBC16.6 
 8. Spearman, Trier16.3 
 9. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.9 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.3 
 6. Sturner, Dresden7.1 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz7.0 
 8. Wolf, Hamburg7.0 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.8 
 10. Kronhardt, Kirch.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.8 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.6 
 3. Vest, Uni Baskets5.5 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.5 
 5. Moore, Ehingen5.4 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.2 
 8. Zazai, MBC5.1 
 9. Hatten, MBC5.1 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.5 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.4 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.1 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Dunn, Crailsheim1.7 
 9. Robertson, Koeln R.1.7 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.3 
 3. King, Koeln R.1.5 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 5. White, Heidelberg1.3 
 6. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 7. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 8. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.1 
 9. van, Trier1.1 
 10. Pantelic, MBC1.1 


Review of ProB Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Oldenburg - Karlsruhe BG 66-67

Karlsruhe nipped Oldenburg on the road to surge ahead in the series. BG Karlsruhe brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Naturalized American forward Shawn Gulley (201-93, college: Temple JC) stepped up and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Russian-Israeli power forward Anton Kazarnovski (206-85) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Lucien Schmikale (194-97) responded with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Philip Zwiener (201-85) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Oldenburg players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: M.Kessen 15+2reb+1ast, L.Schmikale 14+7reb+4ast, J.Hollatz 12+4reb+5ast, P.Zwiener 10+11reb+2ast, R.Drijencic 8+4reb+2ast, M.Bacak 7+7reb+2ast
Karlsruhe BG: S.Gulley 18+8reb, A.Kazarnovski 13+10reb+2ast, J.Black 10+9reb+2ast, F.Ristau 9, A.Schmitz 8+4reb+3ast, K.Fluellen 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 538984


Karlsruhe PS - Rostock 107-105

Karlsruhe PS topped Rostock in a close contest. Karlsruhe PS forced 24 Rostock turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Rostock helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Orlando Parker (203-91, college: Wagner) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Bill Borekambi (198-92, college: Sequoias CC) contributed with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Jarvis Davis (183-91, college: Gardner-Webb) answered with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 10 assists and naturalized Spanish center Daniel Lopez (206-86) added 21 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Rostock. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rostock's coach Ralf Rehberger tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Rostock: J.Davis 35+7reb+10ast, D.Lopez 21+11reb+3ast, J.Shuler 19+8reb, T.Vogt 12+2reb+3ast, L.Buntic 7+7reb, Z.Owczarek 4+4reb+3ast
Karlsruhe PS: O.Parker 25+7reb+2ast, B.Borekambi 20+8reb+6ast, J.Talbert 17+7reb+1ast, D.Kreis 13+5reb+7ast, D.Jakolis 9+2reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 9+2ast
gschID: 538983


Iserlohn - FC Bayern II 77-73

Iselohn defeated FC Bayern II in the opener. Iserlohn forced 19 FC Bayern II turnovers. American-Ivorian forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, agency: Dynamics Global Management) nailed 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Kristof Schwarz (186-87, agency: Court Side) accounted for 15 points and 4 assists. Four Iserlohn players scored in double figures. Karim Jallow (199-97) came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Nelson Weidemann (190-99) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for FC Bayern II in the defeat.
Top scorers:
FC Bayern II: K.Jallow 26+7reb+2ast, N.Weidemann 13+6reb+1ast, A.Gegic 10+2reb+2ast, G.Beyschlag 6+2reb+2ast, M.Ogunsipe 5+7reb+2ast, D.Kovacevic 5+2reb+1ast
Iserlohn: T.Harris 15+5reb+1ast, K.Schwarz 15+3reb+4ast, M.Kone 15+9reb, T.Reuter 13+3reb+4ast, R.Dahmen 7+2reb+2ast, Y.Opitz 6+2reb
gschID: 538982


Art.Dragons - Wuerzburg 83-71

Artland Dragons fired past Wuerzburg for 1-0 lead. Artland Dragons forced 20 Wuerzburg turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Gregory Graves (201-93, college: Mt.St.Mary's) nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Stacy Wilson (190-90, college: Murray St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) accounted for 21 points and 5 steals (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. American guard Marcellus Barksdale (196-93, college: IUPUI) came up with 43 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and center Georg Voigtmann (213-94) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Wuerzburg in the defeat. Wuerzburg's coach Peter Guenschel let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Wuerzburg: M.Barksdale 43+8reb+2ast, G.Voigtmann 6+9reb+2ast, T.Weigl 6+6reb+1ast, M.Heckel 4+3reb+3ast, L.Larysz 4+1reb+6ast, C.Hackenesch 4+4reb
Art.Dragons: S.Wilson 21+1reb+3ast, G.Graves 15+8reb+3ast, P.Lieser 14+3reb+5ast, M.Rockmann 11+9reb+1ast, B.Fumey 9+6reb+3ast, M.Reid 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 538981


Elchingen - Schalke 81-66

Elchingen opened win count in the playoffs as they rallied past Schalke. Elchingen dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Schalke's 32. They outrebounded Schalke 37-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Canadian swingman Taevaunn Prince (191-91, college: Missouri So.) nailed 27 points for the winning side and forward Brian Butler (196-91) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Elchingen players scored in double figures. American-Irish guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) came up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for Schalke in the defeat. Schalke's coach Raphael Wilder let to play ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Schalke: P.Carney 23+5reb+4ast, C.Belger 21+2reb+4ast, T.Szewczyk 7+2reb+1ast, L.Weichsel 5+1reb+1ast, T.Weaver 4+2reb, D.McDaniel 2
Elchingen: T.Prince 27+3reb+2ast, F.Beck 16+4reb+1ast, B.Butler 14+8reb+2ast, A.Didovic 13+6reb, K.Kuhn 8+5reb+1ast, M.Krstanovic 2+6reb+10ast
gschID: 538980


Weissenhorn - Rist Wedel 81-66

Weissenhorn beat Rist Wedel for the opening victory. Weissenhorn Youngstars outrebounded SC Rist Wedel 54-22 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Hungarian point guard Marcell Pongo (194-97) nailed 9 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side and naturalized Austrian point guard David Kramer (191-97) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. Guard Rene Kindzeka (185-95, college: Hamburg BC) came up with 15 points and 4 steals and guard Lars Kamp (187-96) added 17 points respectively for SC Rist Wedel in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: L.Kamp 17+1reb+2ast, R.Kindzeka 15+3reb+3ast, S.Kiese 14+4reb, A.Adomaitis 9+3reb+2ast, J.Hirschberg 7+2reb+1ast, L.Bahner 2+6reb
Weissenhorn: D.Kramer 17+11reb+2ast, N.Mittmann 14+12reb, M.Omuvwie 12+7reb+4ast, J.Ferner 11+6reb, M.Pongo 9+10reb+11ast, T.Pape 9+3reb
gschID: 538979


Bernau - Fraport SKY II 75-64

Bernau knocked down Fraport SKY II for the first win. SSV Lok Bernau forced 22 Fraport Skyliners II turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Pierre Bland (188-92, college: IPFW) nailed 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Timajh Parker-Rivera (202-94, college: Towson) accounted for 8 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Travis Thompson (185-91, college: Alaska-Anch.) came up with 15 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Isaac Bonga (203-99) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for Fraport Skyliners II in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: T.Thompson 15+9reb+3ast, I.Bonga 10+8reb+8ast, T.Oldenburg 10+1reb, G.Zeeb 9+5reb+7ast, R.Bakare 8+2reb, K.Schubert 4+4reb
Bernau: P.Bland 20+6reb+6ast, F.Zylka 15+1reb+1ast, T.Schneider 10+5reb+1ast, R.Kulawick 9+2reb+5ast, T.Parker-Rivera 8+7reb+3ast, J.Boehm 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 538978


Bayer Giants - Bochum 73-77

Bochum stunned Bayer Giants in the opener. AstroStars forced 19 Bayer Giants turnovers. Guard Felix Engel (191-91) nailed 12 points and 9 assists for the winning side and naturalized American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) accounted for 15 points and 6 assists. Four AstroStars players scored in double figures. AstroStars' coach Kai Schulze used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Kerry Carter (188-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) came up with 33 points (!!!), 7 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Brandon Nazione (202-94, college: E.Michigan) added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Bayer Giants in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: K.Carter 33+3reb+7ast, T.Schonborn 13+2reb+1ast, B.Nazione 8+8reb+4ast, A.Blessig 7+3reb+3ast, M.Linssen 5+2reb+1ast, G.Twiehoff 4+3reb
Bochum: G.Johnson 15+2reb+6ast, C.Korbi 14+1reb, F.Engel 12+4reb+9ast, A.Angerer 11+5reb, D.Roberts 9+7reb, R.Howard 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 538977





Rilwan Bakare (Fraport Skyliners Juniors) We Need To Be Disciplined And Focused In Our Roles In Game 2 Against Lok Bernau - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Rilwan Bakare (201-F-90, college: Texas Wesleyan) is a 26 year 201cm forward from Chicago,Illinois playing his third professional season and first with the Fraport Skyliners Juniors after starting the season with Pernion Urheilijat Basket (Finland-1st Division) and then moving to Union de Santa Fe (Argentina-TNA). Last season he played for BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia-SBL) playing 18 games averaging 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 58.5%. As a rookie he played for TuS Breckerfeld (Germany-2.Regionalliga) playing 18 games averaging 19.9ppg, 10.5rpg. He played his college ball at four schools including Columbus State Community College (NJCAA), Danville Area Community College (NJCAA), Campbellsville (NAIA) and Texas Wesleyan (NAIA): He spoke to eurobasket about his season with the Fraport Skyliners Juniors.

ilwan thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You played at many schools in the states and in many places in the world, but please explain what kind of feeling it was setting foot in the beautiful huge Mercedes and what kind of atmosphere it was?

It was a great feeling I never played in gym like that a lot of lights and the atmosphere was amazing and a different feeling


The Fraport Skyliners Juniors arrived in Berlin earlier in the day. What was your impression of the city in the few hours that you were there?

Very beautiful I had never been to Berlin so the city was really nice and the skyline buildings were beautiful. I told myself I would love to live here it's just like America


The Fraport Skyliners Juniors suffered a tough 75-64 loss in game one against Lok Bernau. Lok Bernau defended very well, but how key were the 22 team turnovers for losing this game?

We started off strong and the second half we tried to force a couple of passes that hurt us. We should of stayed calm and played like we did in the first half. We have to get better so those turnovers won't happen again


One never wants to make excuses, but how would the result of the game looked like if Mahir Agva, Niklas Kiel and Stefan Ilzhoefer had been on board who could of drastically changed the dimension of the game?

I believe we would have been stronger because those are great players that add strength to our team, but it wouldn't have been a difference we still have to play hard and win has a team


American Pierre Bland who belongs to the top point guards in the Pro B had a superb game scoring 20 points and dishing out six assists showing his versatile playmaking and quick decision making. How important will it be keeping him in check and after seeing him play where will you have slow him down most in his game?

We would have to defend him better and make smarter decisions


How cool was it playing against your ex teammate Jonas Bohm from Campbellsville (NAIA) . What were the first thing that he said to you and what was your fondest memory with him on and off the court when you were teammates?

He said it's crazy how I'm back in Germany he didn't know I came back to Germany in January. It was funny because back in college we used to defend each other. He is a great guy and I was glad to see him


The Fraport Skyliners Juniors now have a do or die game next weekend at home against Lok Bernau. What will be key to forcing a second do or die game back in Bernau?

Discipline and focusing on our roles to win at home. We have to lower our turnovers

Isaac Bonga just missed his second consecutive triple double against Lok Bernau after getting his first last weekend against the Giants Nordlingen. How special is Isaac Bonga as a player? You told me recently that Bonga as a 6.9 point guard that is once in a lifetime.

He very special and yes back in Chicago I don't see a lot of 6'9 point guard that have great hands. He will be great one day for his age it's amazing to see him play


Do you believe that one day you will be telling your grandkids stories about NBA player Isaac Bonga?

Yes, he will be amazing as long as he listens and works hard anything is possible


You have had a very busy season as you played in Finland and Argentina before coming to Germany. How important do you feel has your third professional season been in terms of maturity and development considering you went through many different experiences in a short period of time?

I learned a lot from those countries I been in. I developed more senses how to be a better player. I still have a lot to learn about European basketball but it's a learning experience to get better everyday and understanding my roles when I go to a new team. I know I can never be satisfied I have to get better and help my team


You weren't cleared to play at first and also have been injured. How difficult has it been for you to develop properly concerning the things that you have been through in the short time you have been there?

Its difficult but I have to take it day by day and keep getting better. Can't be worried about the past and focus on the future anything is possible as long I'm putting work in the gym and listening to my coach

You are a player that likes to bang inside and also have a nice mid distance shot, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away?

My rebounds. I have always been a good rebounder but lately in a couple games I haven't shown it but I believe it will get better


How important has been the day to day dealings on the court with Mahir Agva and Niklas Kiel for you? How are you a different player now than before you came to Frankfurt?

It has been no problem. I just want to win play my role on this team and they are both great players that help us win. I am very different learning a lot from my coaches and also the BBL coach


Last season you played with BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia-SBL): 18 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 58.5%. You had a very solid break out season. What did you learn about your game this season that proved to you that you can produce at a high level?

I believe I can be great. I learned to listen more and execute the plays more. I believe I can play at a high level. I have to continue keep working hard and listen to my coaches.


You played at 4 different schools in 4 years. Do you feel like having had so many different experiences help shape your game differently than it would had you played only at one school?

I believe if I stayed in one school I would be in a better situation. Both schools I went to was junior college two years school and the last two college was a four year university. I had to find a better situation so I can produce I believed in myself that I can help any team to win and I wanted a coach to believe in me


Recently your ex high school teammate Aarron Nelson left the Dragons Rhondorf. He belonged to the top Pro B players this season. We once broke a back board in a game and lite up Kentucky State for 31 points and 27 rebounds. What was the most incredible thing that you saw him do in a game?

I saw Aaron break another back board in the summer at a tournament in Chicago called Chi-League that has NBA players and ex NBA Players and also had top college players that played in the Chi-League. Aaron was a great player and growing up with him and in high school I watched him go for 20 points every single game


How important has been the day to day dealings on the court with Mahir Agva and Niklas Kiel for you? How are you a different player now than before you came to Frankfurt?

It hasn't been no problem I just want to win play my role on this team they are both great players that help us win. Im very different learning a lot from my coaches also BBL coach


Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs. Where does he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with where he stands as the best of all-time?


Lebron will go down in history being the greatest that played the game no argument I'm not a Lebron fan but numbers don't lie, he is an amazing player


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

Top 5 best power forward


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

Great shooter top 20 for me because In the NBA there are a lot of great shooters


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?

Russell can have stats but I'm more into winning with good stats. He is a great player but I believe it's hard to play on his team with him


Draymond Green recently had a triple double without scoring 10 points or more. Why do you believe has it taken long for someone to do this?

Because Green plays his role to help his team win it's not always about stats


What was the last movie that you saw?

Hoop Dreams

Thanks Rilwan for the chat.



Scooter Gillette signs at Fellbach - by Greg

Regionalliga newcomer REWE Aupperle Fellbach landed 27-year old American center Scooter Gillette (206-102kg-90, college: Fair Dickinson). He played most recently at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL.
The previous (14-15) season Gillette played at BBC Magdeburg (2.Regionalliga) where in 25 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0bpg.
Gillette graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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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. Starks, Koroivos16.2 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos13.1 
 7. Cummings, Aris13.1 
 8. Robert, AGOR12.9 
 9. Releford, Kolossos.12.9 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.7 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.8 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Faye, Promitheas6.5 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.4 
 9. Reddic, Kolossos HH6.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.6 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.3 
 4. Starks, Koroivos5.1 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Talton, AGOR4.3 
 7. Scott, Doxa L.4.2 
 8. Blassingame, Promi.4.1 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.1 
 2. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 3. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 4. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 5. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.7 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.7 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Jackson, Aris1.3 
 4. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 5. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 6. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 7. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 8. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 9. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Faros
  (198-SF-81)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Karaboulas, Faros18.2 
 2. Kokkalis, Ethnikos18.2 
 3. Kiritsis, Doukas18.1 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos16.5 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos16.4 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.4 
 7. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.3 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros14.8 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.5 
 10. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.3 
 2. Rubio, Doukas8.6 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.6 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.0 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.4 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 7. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.8 
 8. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.8 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos6.6 
 10. Alihodzic, Panionios6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.9 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.8 
 3. Liakopoulos, Faros5.5 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Milosevic, Holargos5.3 
 6. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.9 
 7. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.8 
 8. Koukas, Doukas4.8 
 9. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.7 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 2. Nikou, Psychiko1.9 
 3. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.8 
 4. Laane, Ethnikos1.6 
 5. Koutras, GS Laris.1.6 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.6 
 7. Prodromou, Arkad.1.5 
 8. Dimakos, Faros1.5 
 9. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.5 
 10. Milosevic, Holargos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.3 
 3. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 4. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 5. Koutroulias, Holargos1.0 
 6. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 7. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 8. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.7 
 9. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 10. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.6 


Manolopoulos is the new Head Coach for AEK Athens - by Chris Mammides

The 3rd seated AEK Athens proceeded officially in the change of the head coach Jiri Zdovc with his Assistant Coach Sotiris Manolopoulos . A De ja vous for Sotiris Manolopoulos as he saw him self two season ago to live exactly the same change after Panathinaikos split ways with Dusan Ivanovic. Manolopoulos begun his basketball career as a player in Panathinaikos before traveling to USA as he received a full scholarship from Boston University. He then played basketball in Papagou and Maroussi where he won the Saporta Cup back in 2001. He then played for a bit in Doukas Athens. He begun his career as a Coach in Peristeri (Assistant of Pedoulakis), and Makedonikos (with the same Head Coach) in 2005-2006. and in MAroussi for 5 years with Head Coach Vangelis Alexandris


A2 Round 21: Leader Panionios loses to Iraklis - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Panionios (19-2) recorded its second loss in Thessaloniki on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by second ranked Iraklis (18-3) 80-79. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Panionios. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Strangely Panionios outrebounded Iraklis 35-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Panionios helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) who scored 22 points. Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Sakis Karydas (182-79) who recorded 21 points. Iraklis have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 18-3 record behind leader Panionios. Newly promoted Panionios still keeps top position with two games lost. Iraklis are looking forward to face Psychiko (#7) in Athens in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Panionios will play at home against AE Larissas (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Irakleio. Fifteenth ranked Irakleio (5-15) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Psychiko (11-10) 73-72 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Psychiko. It was a good game for forward Ioannis Lianos (202-85) who saved his team from a defeat with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Themis Koupidis contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for Psychiko. Psychiko's coach Nikos Remendelas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Irakleio moved-up to fourteenth place. Psychiko at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. They share it with Ethnikos. Irakleio will play against bottom-ranked Pagrati (#16) in Athens in the next round. Psychiko will play at home against the league's second-placed Iraklis (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
A very close game took place in Athens between Amyntas Dafnis and Holargos. Tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (9-12) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Holargos (10-11). Amyntas Dafnis managed to escape with a 2-point win 73-71 on Saturday evening. Spyros Diamantopoulos stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Apostolos Koutroulias with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis maintains tenth place with 9-12 record. Loser Holargos dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with AE Larissas. Amyntas Dafnis will meet Arkadikos (#12) in the next round. Holargos will play against Kavala (#13) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kavala. Local Kavala (6-14) outscored 16th ranked Pagrati (2-19) 100-55. Andy Mazurczak nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning side. Kavala's coach Ilias Modaidis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kavala maintains thirteenth place with 6-14 record. Pagrati lost their eighth game in a row. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Kavala's next round opponent will be higher ranked Holargos (#8) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pagrati will play against Irakleio (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 21 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Ethnikos defeated AE Larissas in Piraeus 81-72. Faros smashed Arkadikos at home 100-60. Doukas destroyed Doxa Pefkon on the opponent's court 76-57. Aiolos Astakou managed to outperform GS Larissas in a home game 84-69.

Kavala - Pagrati 100-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kavala. Local Kavala (6-14) outscored 16th ranked Pagrati (2-19) 100-55. The game without a history. Kavala led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Pagrati's 30. They outrebounded Pagrati 52-28 including a 38-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kavala players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Polish-American guard Andy Mazurczak (188, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning side and forward Antonis Sklivas (203-95) accounted for 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Kavala's coach Ilias Modaidis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) came up with 20 points and point guard Sokratis Psaropoulos (191-92) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Pagrati in the defeat. Kavala maintains thirteenth place with 6-14 record. Pagrati lost their eighth game in a row. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Kavala's next round opponent will be higher ranked Holargos (#8) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pagrati will play against Irakleio (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kavala: A.Sklivas 20+10reb, C.Kelaidis 19+4reb+4ast, A.Mazurczak 15+6reb+10ast, P.Savvidis 12+2reb+1ast, S.Gkelios 12+11reb+1ast, S.Koumlelis 8+5reb
Pagrati: G.Ralatos 20+4reb+2ast, K.Ezomo 11+5reb+1ast, S.Psaropoulos 9+5reb+5ast, I.Lekakis 7+5reb+3ast, A.Skoufis 5+4reb+5ast, D.Torres 3+2reb
gschID: 493930


Irakleio - Psychiko 73-72

Important game to mention about took place in Irakleio. Fifteenth ranked Irakleio (5-15) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Psychiko (11-10) 73-72 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Psychiko. Psychiko was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Ioannis Lianos (202-85) who saved his team from a defeat with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Themis Koupidis (198-84) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and forward Vasileios Mouratos (193-97) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Psychiko. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Psychiko's coach Nikos Remendelas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Irakleio moved-up to fourteenth place. Psychiko at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. They share it with Ethnikos. Irakleio will play against bottom-ranked Pagrati (#16) in Athens in the next round. Psychiko will play at home against the league's second-placed Iraklis (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: I.Lianos 23+8reb+1ast, T.Koupidis 17+7reb+4ast, A.Petrakis 11+2reb+2ast, D.Latovic 11+6reb, D.Lolas 5+4reb+1ast, K.Pallis 4+2reb
Psychiko: S.Smajlagic 21+11reb, V.Mouratos 19+5reb+1ast, N.Papanikolaou 14+6reb, T.Nikou 10+1reb+8ast, M.Sakellariou 4+6reb, N.Tsiokos 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 493929


AE Larissas - Ethnikos 72-81

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Ethnikos and 9th ranked AE Larissas had identical 10-10 record. But AE Larissas was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Piraeus 81-72. Ethnikos outrebounded AE Larissas 41-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by AE Larissas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and Konstantinos Oikonomopoulos (192-96, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 24 points and 5 rebounds. Four Ethnikos players scored in double figures. Point guard Michalis Politis (190-88) came up with 16 points and forward Giannis Staboulis (202-90) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for AE Larissas in the defeat. Ethnikos (11-10) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Psychiko. Newly promoted AE Larissas dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Ethnikos' next round opponent will be Doxa Pefkon (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. AE Larissas will play against the league's leader Panionios in Athens and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ethnikos: K.Oikonomopoulos 24+5reb+3ast, K.Macheras 19+16reb+1ast, R.Laane 17+6reb+4ast, P.Martzos 12+4reb+1ast, A.Antonakis 3+5reb+1ast, S.Halaris 3+3reb
AE Larissas: M.Politis 16+3reb+3ast, G.Staboulis 13+5reb+2ast, T.Tsiloulis 12+2reb+4ast, G.Papachristos 7+2reb+3ast, N.Tsoutsos 7+2reb+2ast, S.Thorsteinsson 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 493927


Amyntas Dafnis - Holargos 73-71

A very close game took place in Athens between Amyntas Dafnis and Holargos. Tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (9-12) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Holargos (10-11). Amyntas Dafnis managed to escape with a 2-point win 73-71 on Saturday evening. Amyntas Dafnis made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Forward Spyros Diamantopoulos (197-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners and point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Serbian guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four Holargos players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis maintains tenth place with 9-12 record. Loser Holargos dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with AE Larissas. Amyntas Dafnis will meet Arkadikos (#12) in the next round. Holargos will play against Kavala (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: S.Diamantopoulos 25+11reb+1ast, L.Zoupas 15+3reb+7ast, I.Angelopoulos 12+2reb+5ast, P.Koukounias 9+3reb+1ast, A.Topalis 4+1reb+2ast, T.Vardianos 3+3reb+2ast
Holargos: A.Koutroulias 13+10reb, N.Angelopoulos 12+1reb+2ast, I.Milosevic 11+6reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 10+4reb+2ast, N.Bochoridis 7+1reb+1ast, G.Apostolidis 6+1reb
gschID: 493932


Faros - Arkadikos 100-60

No shocking result in a game in Keratsiniou where fourth ranked Faros (15-5) smashed 12th ranked Arkadikos (7-14) 100-60. Faros shot 62.5 percent from the field and made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Faros forced 20 Arkadikos turnovers and outrebounded them 35-23 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Faros players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Arkadikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (188-83) nailed 21 points and 8 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and point guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) accounted for 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Kanellos Garbis (181-92) came up with 17 points and point guard Ioannis Karamalegkos (191-94) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for Arkadikos in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Faros. They maintain fourth place with 15-5 record. Arkadikos lost their third game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Faros' next round opponent will be GS Larissas (#15) on the road which should be another easy win for them. Arkadikos will play against Amyntas Dafnis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Faros: N.Liakopoulos 21+4reb+8ast, V.Karaboulas 18+6reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 17+5reb+5ast, G.Dimakos 14+5reb+3ast, M.Batis 8+1reb+5ast, S.Katoufas 6+7reb
Arkadikos: K.Garbis 17+3reb+3ast, S.Tsougarakis 11+3reb+2ast, I.Karamalegkos 11+2reb+4ast, G.Prodromou 11+3reb+1ast, E.Tsakaleris 5+8reb+1ast, P.Apergis 4
gschID: 493931


Iraklis - Panionios 80-79

Top ranked Panionios (19-2) recorded its second loss in Thessaloniki on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by second ranked Iraklis (18-3) 80-79. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Panionios. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Strangely Panionios outrebounded Iraklis 35-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Panionios helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) who scored 22 points. Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Sakis Karydas (182-79) who recorded 21 points and Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. Iraklis have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 18-3 record behind leader Panionios. Newly promoted Panionios still keeps top position with two games lost. Iraklis are looking forward to face Psychiko (#7) in Athens in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Panionios will play at home against AE Larissas (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Iraklis: K.Totsios 22+2reb+3ast, D.Kalaitzidis 15+1reb+5ast, R.Rutkauskas 11+12reb+2ast, V.Angelakopoulos 9+2reb+1ast, Y.Gagaloudis 9+1reb+5ast, D.Despos 7+3reb
Panionios: S.Karydas 21+4reb+3ast, N.Barlos 12+4reb+1ast, N.Michalos 12+4reb+1ast, T.Dimitriadis 11+5reb, F.Alihodzic 9+9reb+2ast, S.Billis 8+1reb
gschID: 493928


Doxa Pefkon - Doukas 57-76

Very expected game when 11th ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-13) was rolled over at home by third ranked Doukas (17-3) 76-57. Doukas outrebounded Doxa Pefkon 40-27 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Spanish center Guillem Rubio (202-82) nailed a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Dimitrios Chatzikyriakidis (192-98) came up with 12 points and Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) added 5 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Doxa Pefkon in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Doukas maintains third place with 17-3 record having just three points less than leader Panionios. Doxa Pefkon at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Doukas' next round opponent will be Aiolos Astakou (#5) at home. Doxa Pefkon will play against Ethnikos (#6) in Piraeus and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Doukas: A.Kanonidis 16+10reb, A.Kiritsis 11+2reb+5ast, G.Rubio 10+14reb+3ast, D.Kompodietas 9+3ast, A.Raptis 8+4reb, P.Kafkis 6+1reb+4ast
Doxa Pefkon: D.Chatzikyriakidis 12+4reb+1ast, A.Naoumis 9+1reb, D.Geromichalos 8+2ast, D.Kalampakas 6+3reb, N.Diplaros 6+1reb+4ast, D.Tataris 6+6reb
gschID: 493926


Aiolos Astakou - GS Larissas 84-69

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Aiolos Astakou (13-8) beat at home 14th ranked GS Larissas (5-16) 84-69. Aiolos Astakou dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to GS Larissas' 28. Aiolos Astakou forced 19 GS Larissas turnovers and outrebounded them 41-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The former international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83) nailed 20 points and 7 assists for the winning side and forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-83) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds. Aiolos Astakou's coach Michael Koutalianos used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized Swedish guard Christian Koutras (189-88, college: Cuesta JC) came up with 13 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and Serbian guard Stefan Nikolic (193-87) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for GS Larissas in the defeat. Four GS Larissas players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou maintains fifth place with 13-8 record. GS Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. Aiolos Astakou's next round opponent will be higher ranked Doukas (#3) in Athens and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GS Larissas will play at home against Faros (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aiolos Astakou: F.Koumpouras 20+1reb+7ast, V.Kitsoulis 13+5reb+3ast, S.Papadionysiou 12+4reb+2ast, A.Gizogiannis 8+2reb, N.Libaris-Psomas 7+5reb+1ast, T.Charismidis 6+9reb+1ast
GS Larissas: S.Gioulekas 15+4reb, S.Nikolic 15+3reb+5ast, C.Koutras 13+2reb+9ast, A.Spyropoulos 11+7reb, R.Tsourakis 6+1reb+1ast, A.Synetos 3
gschID: 493925





Nikos Veliziotis signs at AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis - by Chris Mammides

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis (C) landed experienced 37-year old point guard Nikos Veliziotis (180-80) from Polis Kallitheas. Veliziotis has played there for the last four years.
He won C Division (South-Group 1) in 2013.
Veliziotis is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Ikaros NS.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Prom.Divisie Round 18: De Groene beat Groningen in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Prom.Divisie is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Groningen: De Groene (#3) and Groningen (#6). De Groene (12-5) won against visiting Groningen (9-7) 59-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Groningen. De Groene have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 12-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. Newly promoted Groningen keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. De Groene is looking forward to face New Stars (#10) in Nieuwegein in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Groningen will play at home against Lokomotief (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Grasshoppers delivered the fifteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Red Giants (10-8) 81-65 in Meppel. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Red Giants. Grasshoppers (15-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Red Giants at the other side keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Grasshoppers will play against bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Red Giants will play on the road against CobraNova (#7) in Leidschendam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-58 loss to second ranked Lions (15-4) in Landsmeer on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just three point less than leader Grasshoppers. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings. Lions will meet Punch (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. De Hoppers will play against the league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk and hope to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
New Stars were defeated by Punch in Delft 72-61. Lokomotief smashed Leiden 2 at home 102-74. CobraNova won against Black Eagles on the opponent's court 52-48.

Punch - New Stars 72-61

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Delft where 10th ranked New Stars (5-13) were defeated by eleventh ranked Punch (5-13) 72-61 on Saturday. Punch moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated New Stars. New Stars lost sixth consecutive game. Punch will meet at home league's second-placed Lions in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. New Stars will play against De Groene (#3) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 477871


De Groene - Groningen 59-51

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Groningen: De Groene (#3) and Groningen (#6). De Groene (12-5) won against visiting Groningen (9-7) 59-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Groningen. De Groene have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 12-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. Newly promoted Groningen keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. De Groene is looking forward to face New Stars (#10) in Nieuwegein in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Groningen will play at home against Lokomotief (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477870


Lokomotief - Leiden 2 102-74

No shocking result in a game in Rijswijk where fourth ranked Lokomotief (12-5) smashed 7th ranked Leiden 2 (8-10) 102-74 on Saturday. Lokomotief moved-up to third place, which they share with De Groene. Leiden 2 lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost. They share it with CobraNova. Lokomotief will meet Groningen (#6) on the road in the next round. Leiden 2 will play against Black Eagles and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477869


Black Eagles - CobraNova 48-52

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Black Eagles' (6-11) home loss to eighth ranked CobraNova (8-10) 48-52 on Saturday. CobraNova moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Leiden 2. Black Eagles lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. CobraNova will meet at home higher ranked Red Giants (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Black Eagles will play against Leiden 2 (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477868


Red Giants - Grasshoppers 65-81

Leader Grasshoppers delivered the fifteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Red Giants (10-8) 81-65 in Meppel. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Red Giants. Grasshoppers (15-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Red Giants at the other side keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Grasshoppers will play against bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Red Giants will play on the road against CobraNova (#7) in Leidschendam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477867


Lions - De Hoppers 89-58

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-58 loss to second ranked Lions (15-4) in Landsmeer on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just three point less than leader Grasshoppers. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings. Lions will meet Punch (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. De Hoppers will play against the league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 477866





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Patrick Sullivan (ex Hong Kong ELL) signs at Boncourt - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 29-year old American power forward Patrick Sullivan (206-88, college: SE Louisiana, agency: HMS). He started the season at Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in Hong Kong D1 league. In 11 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.1bpg this season. The last season Sullivan played at Gunma Crane Thunders (BJ League) in Japan where in 24 games he had 13.6ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements Sullivan's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2013. He received also Gatorade All-D-League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
And here thanks to pro basketball Sullivan experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Sullivan has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Holon), Japan (Niigata Albirex) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He attended Southeastern Louisiana University until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Lilov, Szedeak20.7 
 2. Govens, Falco KC19.8 
 3. Bojic, Jaszberenyi19.7 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.8 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok17.9 
 6. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.17.4 
 7. Tiby, Atomeromu17.0 
 8. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 9. Sejfic, PVSK P.16.9 
 10. Ubilla, ZTE K.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.5 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.9 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.6 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.0 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.9 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.8 
 7. Wright, Vasas7.6 
 8. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.5 
 9. Poscic, MAFC7.4 
 10. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak7.5 
 3. Taylor, Vasas7.2 
 4. Battle, Atomeromu6.4 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.3 
 6. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 7. Johnson, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Saddler, Jaszbere.6.2 
 9. Nelson, PVSK P.6.2 
 10. Govens, Falco KC6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.7 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.5 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.2 
 4. Frazier, Kaposvari2.0 
 5. Smith, MAFC2.0 
 6. Petty, Kormend1.9 
 7. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.8 
 8. Boltic, Szedeak1.7 
 9. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 10. Nelson, PVSK P.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.1 
 2. Wright, Vasas0.9 
 3. Keller, Alba0.9 
 4. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.9 
 5. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.8 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Simms, Kaposvari0.8 
 9. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 10. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 



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  ICELAND  


Best players of Icelandic D1 round 27 - by Eurobasket News

American Collin Pryor (200-F-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) put on an amazing game in the last round for Fjolnir and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 26-year old forward had a double-double of 29 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed IA (#8, 6-18) with 19-point margin 100-81. Thanks to this victory Fjolnir moved-up to the 3rd position in Icelandic D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fjolnir will need more victories to improve their 19-5 record. It's Pryor's second year at Fjolnir and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Northern St. University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Pryor is in league's top in points (7th best: 21.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 12.1rpg) and averages solid 58.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Derek Shouse (188-G-93) of IA. Shouse impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as IA lost that game 81-100 to the higher-ranked Fjolnir (#3, 19-5). IA managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. 18 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories IA managed to get this year. Shouse is a newcomer at IA 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 25.4ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 9.5rpg and 5.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of FSu (#7). Motley showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, ten rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of FSU, leading his team to a 92-71 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Hamar (#5, 10-14). The chances of FSU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Motley could try to bring FSU's a little bit higher in the standings. Motley has individually a great season in Iceland. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 31.0ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 12.6rpg (2nd best). He also has 2.2spg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Moss (185-G) of Hottur - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Ari Gylfason (186-PG-89) of FSU - 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Birgir Petursson (205-C-86) of Valur - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Nebojsa Knezevic (196-F/G-87) of Vestri - 20 points and 7 rebounds
8. Ragnar Albertsson (190-G-93) of Hottur - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur - 16 points and 7 rebounds
10. Helgi Jonsson (172-G-99) of FSU - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 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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  INDIA  


UBA League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Mumbai and Bengaluru reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Mumbai Ch. - Punjab S. 120-104

Mumbai rallied past Punjab to advance into UBA Finals. It looked good early as Punjab S. took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Mumbai Ch. had a 32-29 second period charge getting the lead and Punjab S. was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 104-120. Mumbai Ch. players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American guard Alex Scales (192-78, college: Oregon) notched a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and Canadian Jimmy Scroggins (, college: Regina) supported him with 41 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Four Mumbai Ch. players scored in double figures. Even 48 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals by American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) did not help to save the game for Punjab S.. International point guard Akilan Pari (180-89) added 17 points and 12 assists for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Mumbai Ch.: J.Scroggins 41+6reb+3ast, A.Scales 33+11reb+7ast, I.Gill 17+4reb+7ast, J.Bains 10+3reb+1ast, K.Singh 9+5reb+1ast, P.Reddy 5+3reb+1ast
Punjab S.: D.Crockrell 48+7reb+5ast, A.Pari 17+3reb+12ast, R.Bharadwaj 14+10reb+3ast, I.Bryan 9+8reb+4ast, R.Singh 7+6reb+1ast, D.Kumar 5
gschID: 539768


Bengaluru - Pune P. 113-107

Bengaluru topped Pune to sweep the semifinal series. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 38-29 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Bengaluru made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game, while Pune P. only scored seven points from the stripe. Strangely Pune P. outrebounded Bengaluru 43-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American guard Chris Solomon (191-90, college: Kaiser) had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-91) chipped in 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. The former international power forward Amritpal Singh (212-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and American guard Pierre Newton (196-93, college: Minn.-Duluth) produced a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Bengaluru: C.Solomon 34+2reb+10ast, V.Bhriguvanshi 27+8reb+8ast, P.Brar 26+7reb, P.Singh 12+5reb+4ast, L.Singh 6+1ast, V.Palani 4+7reb+3ast
Pune P.: A.Singh 39+11reb+1ast, P.Newton 24+11reb+13ast, N.Grewal 16+7reb+8ast, S.Shinde 13+4reb+7ast, A.Bhullar 8+2reb+2ast, Hemant 5+7reb
gschID: 539769





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  INDONESIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dom WILLIAMS
  Aspac
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 30
 1. Williams, Aspac30.0 
 2. Jones, Hang Tuah29.3 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.27.8 
 4. Jacobs, NSH G.26.0 
 5. Peterson, Bima P.25.7 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya23.7 
 7. Loiselle, Pacific .23.0 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .22.5 
 9. Crump, Satya W.22.4 
 10. Smith, Hang Tuah22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Brand, JNE B.15.1 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.14.9 
 4. Maxey, Satya W.14.1 
 5. White, Pelita Jaya13.7 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .13.6 
 7. Gunawan, Garuda11.2 
 8. Peterson, Bima P.10.7 
 9. McKinney, CLS K.10.7 
 10. Henderson-N., Aspac10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  CLS K.
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Wuysang, CLS K.6.3 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.6.2 
 3. Seagers, Pacific .5.5 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah5.5 
 5. Singleton, JNE B.5.0 
 6. Williams, Aspac5.0 
 7. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.5 
 8. Loiselle, Pacific .4.3 
 9. Purwanto, Hang T.4.0 
 10. Grays, Pelita Jaya4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Corbin, Bima P.3.0 
 2. Seagers, Pacific .2.5 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.4 
 4. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.3 
 5. Jewell, Satria Muda2.3 
 6. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.2.0 
 8. Ekayana, Hang Tuah1.8 
 9. Irving, Pelita Jaya1.8 
 10. Joni, Hang Tuah1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Maxey, Satya W.5.0 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.9 
 3. Peterson, Bima P.2.0 
 4. Ruslan, NSH G.1.8 
 5. Ware, Garuda1.7 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .1.3 
 7. White, Pelita Jaya1.3 
 8. Smith, Satria Muda1.0 
 9. Kosasih, Aspac1.0 
 10. Sitepu, Satria M.0.9 


IBL Round 16: Satria Muda lose their first game against JNE BSC - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Satria Muda (9-1) in Jakarta on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked JNE BSC (4-7) 58-53. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Satria Muda. Satria Muda trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 19-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 53-58 at the end of the game. JNE BSC held Satria Muda to an opponent 22.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 48.0 percent accuracy of the winners. JNE BSC forced 20 Satria Muda turnovers and had a 35-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when JNE BSC made 10 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks and point guard Raheem Singleton (182-89, college: Maine) who added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC maintains ninth position with 4-7 record. Satria Muda at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. JNE BSC are looking forward to face higher ranked Pelita Jaya (#3) in Jakarta in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Satria Muda will play on the road against the league's leader CLS Knights having rather not much hope for a victory.
Satya Wacana has finally registered their first victory this season after 12 consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Bima Perkasa (1-10) 71-57. The winners were led by American point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and Andre Adriano supported him with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals by American point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) did not help to save the game for Bima Perkasa. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satya Wacana maintains eleventh position with 1-12 record. It was Bima Perkasa's ninth loss in a row. They keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Satya Wacana will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bima Perkasa will play at home against Pacific Caesar (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Jakarta was also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Pacific Caesar (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked NSH GMC (5-8). Pacific Caesar defeated NSH GMC 96-85 on Saturday. David Seagers fired a double-double by scoring 32 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Gary Jacobs produced a double-double by scoring 31 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Pacific Caesar moved-up to fifth place. Loser NSH GMC keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Pacific Caesar will meet Bima Perkasa (#10) in the next round where they are favorite. NSH GMC will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 16 Garuda lost to Pelita Jaya on the opponent's court 56-62.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 11 rebounds by Kore White of Pelita Jaya.

NSH GMC - Pacific Caesar 85-96

The game in Jakarta was also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Pacific Caesar (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked NSH GMC (5-8). Pacific Caesar defeated NSH GMC 96-85 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Pacific Caesar. NSH GMC managed to win second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pacific Caesar looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists. American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Pacific Caesar players scored in double figures. American point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists and his fellow American import power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) added 34 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Pacific Caesar moved-up to fifth place. Loser NSH GMC keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Pacific Caesar will meet Bima Perkasa (#10) in the next round where they are favorite. NSH GMC will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: D.Seagers 32+9reb+12ast, K.Loiselle 25+16reb+6ast, I.Muhammad 12+2reb+3ast, R.Hadrian Hutasoit 10+3reb+7ast, N.Saputra 8+4reb, M.Wardana 5+8reb+1ast
NSH GMC: N.Barfield 34+15reb+4ast, G.Jacobs 31+9reb+13ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 7+3reb+2ast, M.Mustohirin 6+4reb, L.Alfian Eka Koswara 3+3reb+2ast, R.Pratama Putra 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 533912


Satria Muda - JNE BSC 53-58

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Satria Muda (9-1) in Jakarta on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked JNE BSC (4-7) 58-53. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Satria Muda. Satria Muda trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 19-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 53-58 at the end of the game. JNE BSC held Satria Muda to an opponent 22.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 48.0 percent accuracy of the winners. JNE BSC forced 20 Satria Muda turnovers and had a 35-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when JNE BSC made 10 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks and point guard Raheem Singleton (182-89, college: Maine) who added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) scored 13 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC maintains ninth position with 4-7 record. Satria Muda at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. JNE BSC are looking forward to face higher ranked Pelita Jaya (#3) in Jakarta in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Satria Muda will play on the road against the league's leader CLS Knights having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
JNE BSC: R.Singleton 18+6reb+6ast, V.Surawi 14+3reb+1ast, C.Brand 13+18reb+3ast, F.Damanik 6+5reb, R.Raharjo 4+5reb+2ast, T.Wijoyo Wilopo 3+2reb+2ast
Satria Muda: T.Jewell 13+3reb+1ast, C.Smith 12+11reb+2ast, A.Wisnu 9+4reb+2ast, K.Sitorus 6+9reb+1ast, M.Rizal 4, J.Kokodiputra 3+1reb
gschID: 533913


Satya Wacana - Bima Perkasa 71-57

Satya Wacana has finally registered their first victory this season after 12 consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Bima Perkasa (1-10) 71-57. The game was mostly controlled by Satya Wacana. Bima Perkasa was better in third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Satya Wacana brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. The winners were led by American point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and Andre Adriano (175-94) supported him with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals by American point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) did not help to save the game for Bima Perkasa. The former international Yanuar Dwi-Priasmoro (178-89) added 11 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satya Wacana maintains eleventh position with 1-12 record. It was Bima Perkasa's ninth loss in a row. They keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Satya Wacana will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bima Perkasa will play at home against Pacific Caesar (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: J.Crump 24+11reb+7ast, A.Adriano 17+12reb+4ast, C.Manuputty 8+5reb+2ast, D.Nuban 7+1ast, B.Sucipto 7+5reb+3ast, Y.Hosen 3
Bima Perkasa: T.Corbin 22+14reb+5ast, R.Ray 15+7reb+1ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 11+11reb+1ast, G.Bain 4+9reb, A.Asadi 3+1reb+1ast, M.Saroni 2+4reb
gschID: 533914


Pelita Jaya - Garuda 62-56

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Garuda's (6-6) road loss to fourth ranked Pelita Jaya (8-4) 56-62 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Garuda won second period 11-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Garuda 44-31 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. American center Chris Ware (203-89, college: Indiana Tech) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Sherrard Brantley (188-90, college: Georgia) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Garuda's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Pelita Jaya have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Aspac. Loser Garuda dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Hang Tuah. Pelita Jaya will meet JNE BSC (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Garuda will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pelita Jaya: K.White 26+11reb+2ast, P.Indrawan 11+11reb+1ast, M.Irving 9+7reb+4ast, R.Pamungkas 6+5reb+6ast, A.Prihantono 6+3reb+1ast, D.Wenas 2+5reb+2ast
Garuda: C.Ware 12+7reb+1ast, S.Brantley 11+2reb+3ast, S.Harun Nurman 9+4reb, W.Wijaya 8+1reb+6ast, L.Martinus 8+2reb, D.Pratama 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 533915





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  IRELAND  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.4 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.0 
 3. Pemberton, Tralee22.5 
 4. Provizors, DCU S.21.1 
 5. Turner, Killester20.7 
 6. Lawrence, Moycu.20.3 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.18.8 
 8. Killeen, Templeogue18.3 
 9. Murphy, Templeogue17.6 
 10. Dogbo, UL Eagles16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Provizors, DCU S.16.8 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian15.9 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.13.7 
 4. Turner, Killester12.5 
 5. Pantovic, Tralee11.7 
 6. Freeman, Moycullen11.7 
 7. Killeen, Templeogue11.7 
 8. Lawson, UCC Demons10.9 
 9. Gil, Swords T.10.6 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.5 
 2. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.9 
 3. Drumm, UCD Marian8.4 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.5 
 5. Downey, UCC Demons6.3 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.6.3 
 7. Roe, Killester5.2 
 8. Hosford, UCC D.4.7 
 9. Donaghy, Tralee4.4 
 10. O''Hanlon, DCU S.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.6 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.0 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.4 
 4. Donaghy, Tralee2.7 
 5. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.6 
 6. James, Templeogue2.6 
 7. Murphy, Templeogue2.4 
 8. Darling, DCU Saints2.3 
 9. Calvo, Swords T.2.3 
 10. Dolenko, Swords T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacob LAWSON
  UCC Demons
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lawson, UCC Demons3.0 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.9 
 3. Jackson, KUBS2.8 
 4. Gil, Swords T.2.4 
 5. Freeman, Moycullen2.1 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee2.0 
 7. Goldsborough, Swords T.1.9 
 8. Garrow, UCD Marian1.8 
 9. Moreira, UCD M.1.8 
 10. Turner, Killester1.7 


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

29-year old center Martins Provizors (202-C-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for DCU Saints and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had a double-double of 35 points and 20 rebounds, while his team edged out KUBS (#11, 4-16) 77-74. DCU Saints is placed at 8th position in Irish league. DCU Saints is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-13 record. In the team's last game Provizors had a remarkable 73.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at DCU Saints and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Provizors has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 21.1ppg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 69.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of top-ranked Templeogue. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Templeogue. In the last game Killeen recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he led Templeogue to another comfortable win 84-70 over the lower-ranked Moycullen (#7, 8-12) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Templeogue still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 19-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Killeen is one of the most experienced players at Templeogue and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#8). He also registered 11.7 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Mike Garrow (193-G-91) of UCD Marian (#3). Garrow scored 12 points and grabbed twenty four rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of UCD Marian, leading his team to a 87-77 win against the lower-ranked UL Eagles (#12, 1-19). UCD Marian is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-4 record is not that bad... Garrow has a great season in Ireland. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.9rpg (2nd best). He also has 5.6spg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 57.6% and 3PT: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Foley (193-G/F-83) of KUBS - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Corbin Jackson (203-F-92) of KUBS - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) of UCD Marian - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Ryan Wilson (195-G/F-88) of Belfast Star - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85) of Swords Thunder - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Jacob Lawson (203-F-92) of UCC Demons - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Goran Pantovic (208-F-91) of Tralee - 12 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A22.0 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.5 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 7. Vargas, Maccabi .15.4 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.1 
 10. Taylor, Maccabi .15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.4 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.4 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.1 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.7 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.4 
 10. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.5 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 4. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.6 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.5 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 7. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.7 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 2. Carter, Maccabi .2.2 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 7. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 8. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.8 
 9. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 10. Skjoldebrand, Ironi N.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 9. N''Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 10. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.0 


Maccabi Rishon tabs Cameron Long, ex Steaua CSM - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) inked 29-year old American guard Cameron Long (193-85kg-88, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports). He started the season at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 20 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.4apg and 1.9spg this season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game. Long also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg. The last season Long played at s Oliver Baskets in German BBL. In 35 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.1apg.
Among other achievements Long's team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Import Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Long has played also professionally in France (Le Mans), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm) and Lithuania (Siauliai).
He attended George Mason University until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Landry, Brescia20.0 
 2. Johnson, AV Cantu19.5 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.4 
 4. M''Baye, Enel B.19.3 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.6 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.2 
 8. White, Auxilium TO17.1 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .16.3 
 10. Della-Valle, Grissin.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.6 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.4 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Watt, JuveCaserta8.0 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.9 
 7. Lawal, Banco d.7.6 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.5 
 9. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
 10. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  AV Cantu
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 2. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.3 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu6.4 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.7 
 7. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 8. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 9. Moore, The F.5.1 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Phil GOSS
  Enel Brindisi
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.9 
 2. Moss, Brescia1.9 
 3. Craft, Dolomiti.1.8 
 4. Archie, Betaland.1.6 
 5. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 7. Green, Scandone AV1.5 
 8. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Roberts, The F.1.4 
 10. Wright, Auxilium.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.3 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.2 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Lawal, Banco d.1.5 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 6. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.3 
 7. Putney, JuveCaserta1.3 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.3 
 9. M''Baye, Enel B.1.1 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25
 1. Smith, Roseto25.0 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.5 
 3. Lawson, Virtus B.20.3 
 4. Ferguson, Angelico.20.3 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 6. Golden, Chieti