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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, Cedevita17.1 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.6 
 6. Barac, Zadar15.6 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.6 
 8. Labovic, Karpos S.15.6 
 9. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks15.0 
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. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 6. Bolden, FMP7.2 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita7.1 
 8. Scott, MZT Skopje6.9 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.5 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.9 
 2. Covic, FMP6.4 
 3. Williams, Buducnost6.1 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.1 
 5. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 6. Rebic, Mega Leks5.8 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 8. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
 9. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.6 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.5 
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. Vladovic, Zadar1.7 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.6 
 6. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 7. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 8. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
 9. Rozic, Cibona1.4 
 10. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.4 
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. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 7. Austin, FMP1.2 
 8. Bolden, FMP1.0 
 9. Nikolic, Buducnost1.0 
 10. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.0 


Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Crvena Zvezda and Cedevita take leads - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Buducnost 82-67

Crvena Zvezda overcame Buducnost to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. The game without a history. Crvena Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Marko Guduric (196-95, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. Forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Suad Sehovic (197-87) added 7 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Buducnost. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: M.Simonovic 18+2reb+1ast, M.Guduric 18+2reb+2ast, O.Kuzmic 14+3reb+2ast, C.Jenkins 8+3reb+6ast, M.Bjelica 8+1reb+3ast, N.Wolters 7+1reb+5ast
Buducnost: O.Klassen 12+6reb, N.Vranjes 11+3reb, S.Sehovic 7+6reb+1ast, B.Savovic 7+7reb, P.Popovic 5+3ast, B.Subotic 5+2reb
gschID: 540398


Cedevita - Partizan 83-76

Cedevita knocked down Partizan in the semifnal series opener. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 17-13 Partizan's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-76 at the end of the game. Cedevita made 31-of-37 charity shots (83.8 percent) during the game, while Partizan only scored thirteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Partizan 36-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. Partizan was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American-Lithuanian forward John Shurna (204-90, college: Northwestern) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Wiliam Hatcher (188-84, college: Miami, OH) responded with 18 points and 7 assists and forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: J.Shurna 15+6reb, M.Bilan 13+9reb+2ast, T.Katic 11+1ast, R.Boatright 11+2reb+4ast, R.James 9+2reb+3ast, M.Begic 7+10reb
Partizan: W.Hatcher 18+7ast, N.Velickovic 14+8reb+2ast, J.Gordon 11+2reb, S.Bircevic 8+4reb+1ast, B.Ratkovica 7+2reb, F.Robinson 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 540399





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  ALBANIA  


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

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Albanians who are currently playing abroad.

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Klaudio Ndoja (201-85, currently plays in Italy). Ndoja could not help Virtus Bologna (18-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Virtus Bologna (18-7) was defeated 113-105 on the road by the much lower-ranked Verona (#8) in the East group. Ndoja scored 13 points. It's Ndoja's first season with the team. This year he averages: 7.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 72.7%. Ndoja has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. He played for the Albanian senior national team five years ago.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati was not able to help Brescia in their game against Openjobmetis VA (9-14) in the Italian Serie A, despite his good performance on Sunday night. He scored 11 points in a mere 19 minutes. But Brescia lost 78-87 at home to the lower-ranked (#13) Openjobmetis VA. It was Brescia's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Bushati's overall stats are: 2.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 29.7% and FT: 53.3% in 23 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He was the major contributor in a SC Rasta Vechta's surprising victory against the eighth-ranked EWE Baskets (13-12) 89-76 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Broadus scored 14 points and added 9 passes. SC Rasta Vechta (2-22) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the BBL. They ended the series of seventeen consecutive loses. Broadus' total stats this season are: 5.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 5.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 38.2% and FT: 57.1%. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Albania.

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #4. Guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Plymouth Raiders (12-13) in their game against Leeds Force (7-21) in the British BBL, despite his very good performance last Sunday. Dusha was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 3 assists in a mere 17 minutes. But Plymouth Raiders was crushed 99-69 in Leeds by the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Force. It was Plymouth Raiders' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Dusha's total stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.8apg in nine games. He has both Albanian and British nationalities. Despite Dusha played previously for the British U20 national team, he is currently in the Albanian national team roster.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #5. U18 international center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-17) in their game against Novy Jicin (8-14) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). Lilaj cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only one point and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. GBA Sparta (#6) was crushed 100-77 on their home court in Praha by the higher-ranked (#4) Novy Jicin in the Places 13-20 group. It was GBA Sparta's tenth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Lilaj has averaged so far 2.1ppg and 2.9rpg in eight games. He plays currently for the Albanian U18 national team.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #6. Forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Tuebingen II (8-16) in their game against Fellbach (10-14) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Mitku recorded 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. But Tuebingen II (#11) was defeated 69-65 on their home court in Tuebingen by the higher-ranked Fellbach (#9) in the South-West group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. 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: 16.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Albanian senior team six years ago.

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 in Sunday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (8-18) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the ABA League. It was Krka's first victory after five consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended in the ABA League. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 3.6ppg and 2.3rpg in 23 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93, currently plays in Germany) managed to help SC Rasta Vechta to win against the eighth-ranked EWE Baskets (13-12) 89-76 in the German BBL on Saturday night. Bekteshi scored 5 points. SC Rasta Vechta (2-22) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the BBL. It was his team's first victory after seventeen consecutive loses. Bekteshi has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.9apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and German.

   #3. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) could not help Isernia (7-16) in their last game. Despite Patani's good performance Isernia (#13) was crushed 74-42 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#4) Pescara in the Group D. He was the top scorer with 13 points. Patani also added 9 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was Isernia's third consecutive loss in a row. Patani has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 7.4rpg in 23 games. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities.



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  ANTIGUA  


ABBA Round 21: Bottom-ranked Yorks Crushers win against Freetown T. - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked Yorks Crushers managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Freetown T. 68-58. The game was mostly controlled by Yorks Crushers. Freetown T. managed to win third quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yorks Crushers maintains ninth place with 2-9 record. Freetown T. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Stingerz (8-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Freetown T. (3-9). Stingerz smashed Freetown T. 70-40. Stingerz have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cutie Ovals Ojays. Freetown T. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Stingerz will play against HS Outlaws (#6) in the next round. Freetown T. will have a break next round.
The game between third ranked Cutie Ovals Ojays (8-2) and 8th ranked HL Rockersville (2-8) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Cutie Ovals Ojays outscored guests from 83-53. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Stingerz. Newly promoted HL Rockersville keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Cutie Ovals Ojays - HL Rockersville 83-53

The game between third ranked Cutie Ovals Ojays (8-2) and 8th ranked HL Rockersville (2-8) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Cutie Ovals Ojays outscored guests from 83-53. The game was mostly controlled by Cutie Ovals Ojays. HL Rockersville managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Stingerz. Newly promoted HL Rockersville keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539380


Yorks Crushers - Freetown T. 68-58

Bottom-ranked Yorks Crushers managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Freetown T. 68-58. The game was mostly controlled by Yorks Crushers. Freetown T. managed to win third quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yorks Crushers maintains ninth place with 2-9 record. Freetown T. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539379


Freetown T. - Stingerz 40-70

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Stingerz (8-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Freetown T. (3-9). Stingerz smashed Freetown T. 70-40. The game without a history. Stingerz led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Freetown T. to just 7 points in first quarter. Stingerz have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cutie Ovals Ojays. Freetown T. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Stingerz will play against HS Outlaws (#6) in the next round. Freetown T. will have a break next round.
gschID: 539378





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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Tucker, Estudian.22.0 
 2. Green, Instituto20.3 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.19.5 
 4. Solano, Echague19.4 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.17.9 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.16.4 
 9. Gadson, Argentino16.3 
 10. Mickeal, Atenas16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.9 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Johnson, Weber B.9.8 
 4. Clancy, Instituto9.8 
 5. Wood, San M.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 8. Francis, La Union8.3 
 9. Horner, Obras B.8.1 
 10. Johnson, Atenas8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.2 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.6.0 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.6 
 8. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. Perez, Boca Jrs4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.2.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 5. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.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.2.1 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.7 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Basualdo, Quilm.0.9 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.9 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.9 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.7 
 4. Brown, La Union19.6 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.2 
 6. Pais, Platense18.1 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 8. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.8 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Montes-C., Obera T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.7 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.9 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.5 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB8.0 
 10. Brown, Mitre Tuc.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.1 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.3 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Gandoy, Obera TC4.9 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.3.0 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.6 
 3. Pais, Platense2.5 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 10. Paletta, Hindu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe EFESE
  Gimnasia LP
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Efese, Gimnasia LP2.8 
 2. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.1.3 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.3 
 7. Stroud, Parque Sur0.9 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Nwogbo, Alianza .0.9 


Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos tab Alejandro Zilli - by Ivan Milenkovic

Newly promoted Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) inked experienced 35-year old power forward Alejandro Zilli (200-82). He played recently at Instituto (LigaA), but was released by the team earlier this month. In 41 LigaA games he averaged 4.3ppg and 3.7rpg this season. The last season Zilli played also at Instituto where in 50 LigaA games he had 10.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the LigaA Semifinals for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Zilli received also Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for four other teams: Echague, Libertad Sunchales, Sionista and Estudiantes Concordia.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos.
Zilli's game is described as: A lion-heart battler under the boards, who excels in rebounding and inside scoring. His athletic skills make him a sure prospect at the PF position, even if he is a little undersized to play in the paint. Started playing soccer, willing to become a great goalkeeper, but switched to basketball at 17, turning quickly in a solid team player and a very hard worker, who can pass the ball well and can score if needed.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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TFB Round 20: Atletico PL defeat group leader Chivilcoy Racing - 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. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Chivilcoy Racing (15-6) in Buenos Aires on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Atletico PL (7-13) 62-57. Atletico PL moved-up to sixth place in Bonaerense, which they share with Argentino PRG. Newly promoted Chivilcoy Racing still keeps top position with six games lost. Atletico PL is looking forward to face Argentino PRG (#6) on the road in the next round. Chivilcoy Racing will play against the league's second-placed Belgrano SN (#2) in San Nicolas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth ranked U.Mar del Plata (7-14) saved a 3-point victory at home edging top-ranked Perfora (16-4) 83-80 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Newly promoted U.Mar del Plata maintains eighth position in Bonaerense with 7-14 record. Perfora at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. U.Mar del Plata will play against league's second-placed C.Espanol P. in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perfora will play against Villa Mitre BB and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in between RC Avellaneda and P.Echague. Sixth ranked RC Avellaneda (10-12) got a very close home victory over 3rd ranked P.Echague (13-8). RC Avellaneda managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Friday evening. Newly promoted RC Avellaneda maintains sixth position in Metropolitana with 10-12 record. Loser P.Echague dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Buenos Aires: River Plate (#2) and Villa Mitre CF (#8). River Plate (14-6) smashed visiting Villa Mitre CF (8-14) by 19 points 72-53. River Plate maintains second position in Metropolitana with 14-6 record behind leader Ramos Mejia. Villa Mitre CF lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked C.Espanol P. (16-5) against fifth ranked Villa Mitre BB (10-10) on Friday night. Visiting C.Espanol P. was defeated by Villa Mitre BB in 100-82. Villa Mitre BB moved-up to fourth place in Bonaerense. Newly promoted C.Espanol P. keeps the second position with five games lost. Villa Mitre BB will face league's leader Perfora in Plaza Huincul in the next round and it may be the game of the week. C.Espanol P. will play against U.Mar del Plata and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20:
In Bonaerense Sportivo E. was beaten by Argentino PRG on the road 85-71. Sarmiento lost to Belgrano SN on its own court 84-91.
In Centro Atletico Tostado was outscored by Union Sunch. in Sunchales 73-96. Olimpico Ceres managed to beat Deportivo Norte A. at home 86-81. Central SJ was crushed by San Justino on the opponent's court 99-78. Independ. Oliva was smashed by Ameghino in a home game 63-102.
In Mesopotamia Gualeguay won against Saladas on the road 76-71. Atletico Tala managed to outperform Capuchinos on its own court 80-70. Ferrocarril C. recorded a loss to C.Entrerriano in Gualeguaychu 78-68. Penarol was defeated by Regatas U. at home 73-80.
In Metropolitana Union Vecinal was beaten by H.San Justo on the opponent's court 85-69. Lanus destroyed Estudiantil in a home game 94-71.
In Noa Amancay LR unfortunately lost to Talleres TV on the road 94-112. Union Oran rolled over Olimpia Catam. on its own court 95-64. San Martin LR crushed Hindu BBC in La Rioja 85-50.
In Oeste Rivadavia M. beat Anzorena at home 93-77.

Group Bonaerense
Atletico Pilar - Chivilcoy Racing 62-57

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Chivilcoy Racing (15-6) in Buenos Aires on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Atletico PL (7-13) 62-57. Atletico PL moved-up to sixth place in Bonaerense, which they share with Argentino PRG. Newly promoted Chivilcoy Racing still keeps top position with six games lost. Atletico PL is looking forward to face Argentino PRG (#6) on the road in the next round. Chivilcoy Racing will play against the league's second-placed Belgrano SN (#2) in San Nicolas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511724


Argentino PRG - Sportivo E. 85-71

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Argentino PRG (7-13) beat at home one of their biggest challengers Sportivo E. (9-10) 85-71 on Friday. Argentino PRG maintains sixth position in Bonaerense with 7-13 record, which they share with Atletico Pilar. Newly promoted Sportivo E. dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. Argentino PRG will face Atletico PL (#7) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Sportivo E. will play at home against Sarmiento and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511723


U.Mar del Plata - Perfora 83-80

Eighth ranked U.Mar del Plata (7-14) saved a 3-point victory at home edging top-ranked Perfora (16-4) 83-80 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Newly promoted U.Mar del Plata maintains eighth position in Bonaerense with 7-14 record. Perfora at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. U.Mar del Plata will play against league's second-placed C.Espanol P. in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perfora will play against Villa Mitre BB and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 511722


Villa Mitre BB - C.Espanol P. 100-82

Very important is a road loss of second ranked C.Espanol P. (16-5) against fifth ranked Villa Mitre BB (10-10) on Friday night. Visiting C.Espanol P. was defeated by Villa Mitre BB in 100-82. Villa Mitre BB moved-up to fourth place in Bonaerense. Newly promoted C.Espanol P. keeps the second position with five games lost. Villa Mitre BB will face league's leader Perfora in Plaza Huincul in the next round and it may be the game of the week. C.Espanol P. will play against U.Mar del Plata and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511721


Sarmiento - Belgrano SN 84-91

The game between closely ranked teams ended with one of their biggest challengers Sarmiento's (11-9) home loss to second ranked Belgrano SN (13-6) in Junin 84-91 on Friday. Belgrano SN maintains second position in Bonaerense with 13-6 record having 2 victories less than leader Ramos Mejia. Loser Sarmiento keeps the third place with nine games lost. Belgrano SN will face league's leader Chivilcoy Racing at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sarmiento will play against Sportivo E. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511720


Group Centro
Union Sunch. - Atletico Tostado 96-73

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Union de Sunchales (14-7) rolled over at home second-ranked Atletico Tostado (15-8) 96-73 on Friday. Union de Sunchales moved-up to third place in Centro, which they share with Deportivo Norte A. Loser Atletico Tostado keeps the second position with eight games lost. Union de Sunchales will face Olimpico (#8) in Ceres in the next round where they are favorite. Atletico Tostado will play at home against San Justino (#7) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511900


Olimpico Ceres - Deportivo Norte A. 86-81

There was an upset when higher ranked Deportivo Norte A. (14-7) lost to ninth ranked Olimpico (7-15) in Ceres 81-86 on Friday. Olimpico moved-up to eighth place in Centro. Newly promoted Deportivo Norte A. keeps the third position with seven games lost. Olimpico will face higher ranked Union de Sunchales (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Deportivo Norte A. will play against the league's leader Ameghino and will have a slim chance for a victory.
gschID: 511899


San Justino - Central SJ 99-78

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventh ranked San Justino (8-14) outplayed 6th ranked Central SJ (8-13) in San Justo 99-78 on Friday. San Justino maintains seventh position in Centro with 8-14 record. Loser Central SJ keeps the sixth place with 13 games lost. San Justino will face league's second-placed Atletico Tostado on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
gschID: 511898


Independ. Oliva - Ameghino 63-102

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Independ. Oliva (10-12) was outleveled at home by first ranked Ameghino (17-5) 102-63 on Friday. Ameghino have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Centro with 17-5 record. Newly promoted Independ. Oliva keeps the fifth place with 12 games lost. Ameghino will face Deportivo Norte A. (#4) in the next round.
gschID: 511897


Group Mesopotamia
Saladas - Gualeguay 71-76

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Gualeguay (14-6) beat on the road 7th ranked Saladas (8-12) 76-71 on Friday. Gualeguay have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Gualeguay maintains first position in Mesopotamia with 14-6 record, which they share with C.Entrerriano. Loser Saladas keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Gualeguay will face Union Goya (#4) in the next round. Saladas will play against Regatas CU and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511504


Atletico Tala - Capuchinos 80-70

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Capuchinos (8-12) lost to eighth ranked Atletico TL (9-12) in Rosario del Tala 70-80 on Friday. Atletico TL moved-up to sixth place in Mesopotamia. Loser Capuchinos dropped to the seventh position with 12 games lost. Atletico TL will have a break next round. Capuchinos will play against the league's second-placed C.Entrerriano (#2) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511503


C.Entrerriano - Ferrocarril C. 78-68

Rather predictable result when second ranked C.Entrerriano (14-6) won against 5th ranked Ferrocarril (10-12) in Gualeguaychu 78-68 on Friday. C.Entrerriano keeps a position of Mesopotamia leader, which they share with Gualeguay. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the fifth place with 12 games lost. C.Entrerriano will face Capuchinos (#7) in Concordia in the next round where they are favorite.
gschID: 511502


Penarol - Regatas U. 73-80

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Penarol (8-13) lost to fourth ranked Regatas CU (11-10) in Rosario del Tala 73-80 on Wednesday. Regatas CU moved-up to third place in Mesopotamia, which they share with Union Goya. Penarol lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Regatas CU will face Saladas (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
gschID: 511501


Group Metropolitana
H.San Justo - Union Vecinal 85-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked H.San Justo's (14-10) home victory over 5th ranked Union Vecinal (10-10) 85-69 on Friday. H.San Justo have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Metropolitana. Loser Union Vecinal keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. H.San Justo will face Deportivo Norte A. (#4) in the next round.
gschID: 511626


River Plate - Villa Mitre CF 72-53

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Buenos Aires: River Plate (#2) and Villa Mitre CF (#8). River Plate (14-6) smashed visiting Villa Mitre CF (8-14) by 19 points 72-53. River Plate maintains second position in Metropolitana with 14-6 record behind leader Ramos Mejia. Villa Mitre CF lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 511625


Lanus - Estudiantil 94-71

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Estudiantil (5-16) was outleveled by seventh ranked Lanus (9-8) in Buenos Aires 94-71 on Friday. Lanus have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position in Metropolitana with 9-8 record. Loser Estudiantil keeps the ninth place with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 511624


RC Avellaneda - P.Echague 71-68

A very close game took place in between RC Avellaneda and P.Echague. Sixth ranked RC Avellaneda (10-12) got a very close home victory over 3rd ranked P.Echague (13-8). RC Avellaneda managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Friday evening. Newly promoted RC Avellaneda maintains sixth position in Metropolitana with 10-12 record. Loser P.Echague dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 511623


Group Noa
Talleres TV - Amancay LR 112-94

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Talleres TV's (19-1) home victory over second-ranked Amancay LR (13-6) in Tafi Viejo 112-94 on Friday. Talleres TV maintains first position in Noa with 19-1 record. Newly promoted Amancay LR dropped to the third place with six games lost. Talleres TV will face UD Nueva Oran (#5) on the road in the next round. Amancay LR's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from La Rioja San Martin LR.
gschID: 511396


Union Oran - Olimpia Catam. 95-64

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked Olimpia Catam. (7-13) was smashed on the road by sixth ranked UD Nueva Oran (7-13) 95-64 on Friday. UD Nueva Oran moved-up to fifth place in Noa, which they share with defeated Olimpia Catam. Olimpia Catam. lost fifth consecutive game. UD Nueva Oran will face league's leader Talleres TV in Tafi Viejo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
gschID: 511395


Hindu BBC - San Martin LR 50-85

Rather predictable result when third ranked San Martin LR (14-5) rolled over 7th ranked Hindu BBC (5-15) in Catamarca 85-50 on Friday. San Martin LR moved-up to second place in Noa. Newly promoted Hindu BBC keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. San Martin LR's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in La Rioja to the arena Amancay LR.
gschID: 511393


Group Oeste
Rivadavia M. - Anzorena 93-77

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Anzorena (2-20) lost on the road to third ranked Rivadavia M. (15-6) 93-77 on Friday. Rivadavia M. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position in Oeste with 15-6 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Ramos Mejia. Anzorena lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 20 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 511803





Platense adds Gayden to their roster, ex St.John R. - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American forward Keith Gayden (202-104kg-83, college: Duquesne). He just played at Saint John Riptide in Canadian NBL.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gayden's team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention back in 2009.
Gayden is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Finland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Ecuador (Importadora and ComuniKT), Mexico (Manzaneros, Abejas, Pioneros, Guerreros and Gigantes) and Argentina (9 de Julio, Huracan and San Isidro).
Gayden attended University of Duquesne until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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2.Bundesliga Round 21: #1 Mustangs are defeated by Lions - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in 2.Bundesliga. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Mustangs (14-4) in Dornbirn on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Lions (14-5) 77-75. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-75. Lions have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Rocks. Mustangs at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Lions is looking forward to face UBC St. Polten (#4) in St.Polten in the next round. Mustangs will play at home against Flames and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Raiders (13-6) against sixth ranked Timberwolves (10-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Raiders were defeated by Timberwolves in Vienna 92-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Raiders. Timberwolves maintains sixth place with 10-9 record. Raiders at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Timberwolves will play against bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in Klagenfurt in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Raiders will play at home against the league's second-placed Rocks (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-19) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 19th consecutive match to ninth ranked Flames (6-12) 88-52 on Sunday evening. Flames maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings. Flames will meet league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Worthersee Piraten will play against Timberwolves (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 21 Warriors was destroyed by Rocks on the opponent's court 76-55. KOS managed to outperform BBU S. in a home game 86-82.

Flames - Piraten 88-52

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-19) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 19th consecutive match to ninth ranked Flames (6-12) 88-52 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Flames led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Flames maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings. Flames will meet league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Worthersee Piraten will play against Timberwolves (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 495200


Lions - Mustangs 77-75

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Mustangs (14-4) in Dornbirn on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Lions (14-5) 77-75. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-75. Lions have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Rocks. Mustangs at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Lions is looking forward to face UBC St. Polten (#4) in St.Polten in the next round. Mustangs will play at home against Flames and are hoping to win this game.
gschID: 495199


Rocks - Warriors 76-55

Very expected game in Mattersburg where 10th ranked Warriors (3-16) were crushed by fourth ranked Rocks (14-5) 76-55 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rocks. Warriors managed to win fourth quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Warriors to just 5 points in first quarter. Rocks moved-up to second place, which they share with Lions. Warriors lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Rocks will meet Raiders (#5) in the next round. Warriors will play against KOS (#7) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495198


Kosovo - BBU S. 86-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked KOS's (9-10) home victory over 8th ranked BBU S. (7-12) 86-82 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But BBU S. won second period 27-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KOS maintains seventh place with 9-10 record. Loser BBU S. keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. KOS will meet Warriors (#10) in the next round. BBU S. will have a break next round.
gschID: 495197


Timberwolves - Raiders 92-81

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Raiders (13-6) against sixth ranked Timberwolves (10-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Raiders were defeated by Timberwolves in Vienna 92-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Raiders. Raiders were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 52-38 second half run of Timberwolves. Timberwolves maintains sixth place with 10-9 record. Raiders at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Timberwolves will play against bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in Klagenfurt in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Raiders will play at home against the league's second-placed Rocks (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 495196





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BABA Round 6: No surprise as #1 Lumber defeats Tridents - by Eurobasket News

BABA top team - Lumber (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they beat eighth ranked Tridents (0-4) 77-59. Lumber have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Tridents at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Bulls (3-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Hawks (1-4). Bulls defeated Hawks 79-66. Bulls maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader Lumber. Hawks at the other side keep the seventh place with four games lost. Bulls 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 have a break next round.

Hawks - Bulls 66-79

The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Bulls (3-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Hawks (1-4). Bulls defeated Hawks 79-66. Bulls maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader Lumber. Hawks at the other side keep the seventh place with four games lost. Bulls 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 have a break next round.
gschID: 539144


Lumber - Tridents 77-59

BABA top team - Lumber (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they beat eighth ranked Tridents (0-4) 77-59. Lumber have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Tridents at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539143





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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.1 
 2. Aladko, Vitebsk18.9 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Viaroukin, GO.18.6 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.4 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.4 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.0 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.16.5 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.15.0 
 10. Ignatev, Impuls B.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.1 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.7 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.9.0 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.9 
 5. Chumakov, Prine.8.4 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.3 
 7. Kopacev, GO.8.3 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.4 
 9. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.8 
 2. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.5 
 3. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 4. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.9 
 5. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.7 
 7. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.7 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 10. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.2 
 6. Tatur, COR-Borisfen1.9 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 8. Sazonau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 9. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
 10. Zahar, Impuls B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr KOPACEV
  GO.
  (203-F/C-95)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 4. Moroz, Brest0.0 
 5. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 6. Misevich, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 7. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 8. Miguro, Impuls B.0.0 
 9. Khoruziy, Prine.0.0 
 10. Matveev, Impuls B.0.0 


Ovsepyan's 17 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old center Marsel Ovsepyan (200-C-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Vitebsk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
He had the game-high 17 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Vitebsk in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Brest (#8, 4-26) with 34-point margin 98-64. Vitebsk is placed at 3rd position in Belarusian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Vitebsk will need more victories to improve their 19-11 record. In the team's last game Ovsepyan had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Marsel Ovsepyan averages this season 9.0ppg and 7.0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) of league's second-best COR-Borisfen. He is a swingman in his 3rd season at COR-Borisfen. In the last game Ivanov recorded impressive 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led COR-Borisfen to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Tsmoki II (#4, 18-12) 97-73. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. COR-Borisfen consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 26-2 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Ivanov is one of the most experienced players at COR-Borisfen and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Vitebsk's star - forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-F-91). Ovsepyan scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Vitebsk, helping his team with a 98-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Brest (#8, 4-26). Vitebsk needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 19 victories and 11 lost games. Ovsepyan has a very solid season. In 20 games in Belarus he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 6.5rpg, 3.2apg, 2.2spg and FGP: 67.2%. Victor Ovsepyan has also Belarusian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-F-81) of Brest - 13 points and 13 rebounds
6. Dmitriy Chumakov (203-F-93) of Prinemanye - 15 points and 11 rebounds
7. Pavel Karasevich (201-F/C-89) of Grodno-93 - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Anton Zaretski (188-G-98) of Tsmoki II - 17 points and 6 rebounds
9. Kirill Vinokurov) of Brest - 14 points and 6 rebounds
10. Dmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93 - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Premier League Round 34: Tsmoki II lose to COR-Borisfen in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between Top Four teams took place in Mogilev. Second ranked host COR-Borisfen (26-2) defeated 3rd ranked Tsmoki II (18-12) 77-71. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. COR-Borisfen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tsmoki II turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Tsmoki II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. COR-Borisfen have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 26-2 record behind leader Grodno-93. Tsmoki II lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. COR-Borisfen are looking forward to face league's leader Grodno-93 at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tsmoki II will play against Prinemanye in Grodno and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (27-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (14-14) 101-82. The former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Yuri Mishukov supported him with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Even 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists by the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) did not help to save the game for Impuls BGUIR. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 27-3 record. Impuls BGUIR lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 14 games lost. Grodno-93 will play against league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Impuls BGUIR will play at home against Brest and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Brest supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (19-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-26). Vitebsk smashed Brest 88-60 on Saturday. Ivan Aladko fired 31 points and 4 assists for the winners. Dmitriy Dmitruk produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitebsk have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Brest lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 26 games lost. They share it with GOCOR-Sozh. Vitebsk will meet at home bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Brest will play against Impuls BGUIR in Minsk and hope to secure a win.
9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (4-26) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Prinemanye (8-20) with the biggest margin this round 78-48. Worth to mention a great performance of Aliaksei Navoichyk who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh's coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Prinemanye maintains seventh position with 8-20 record. GOCOR-Sozh at the other side stay dead last with 26 lost games. Prinemanye's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tsmoki II (#4) in Minsk and it may be quite challenging game. GOCOR-Sozh will play on the road against Vitebsk (#3) and hope to win that game.

Brest - Vitebsk 60-88

The game in Brest supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (19-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-26). Vitebsk smashed Brest 88-60 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Vitebsk dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Brest's 32. Vitebsk forced 19 Brest turnovers. Point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) fired 31 points and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Armenian forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and guard Sergey Moshko (185-90) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Brest players scored in double figures. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitebsk have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Brest lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 26 games lost. They share it with GOCOR-Sozh. Vitebsk will meet at home bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Brest will play against Impuls BGUIR in Minsk and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Brest: D.Dmitruk 17+12reb+2ast, A.Shchurko 12+2ast, S.Moshko 11+5reb+4ast, K.Solyshko 10+4reb, K.Vinokurov 4+5reb+2ast, R.Matusevich 3+2reb+1ast
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 31+4reb+4ast, V.Ovsepyan 15+11reb+3ast, M.Ovsepyan 14+10reb+4ast, A.Kachan 8+2reb+4ast, A.Vashkevich 8+2reb, A.Pishchulenok 8+5reb+1ast
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COR-Borisfen - Tsmoki II 77-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Mogilev. Second ranked host COR-Borisfen (26-2) defeated 3rd ranked Tsmoki II (18-12) 77-71. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. COR-Borisfen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tsmoki II turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Tsmoki II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Vladislav Bliznyuk (181-99) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. COR-Borisfen have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 26-2 record behind leader Grodno-93. Tsmoki II lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. COR-Borisfen are looking forward to face league's leader Grodno-93 at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tsmoki II will play against Prinemanye in Grodno and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 19+10reb+1ast, A.Rogozenko 13+1reb+1ast, V.Bliznyuk 10+8reb+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 8+6reb+3ast, A.Zaretski 5+2reb+1ast, T.Porolev 4+9reb+1ast
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 19+12reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 17+7reb+4ast, A.Aheyenka 14+6reb+1ast, P.Bliznets 9+10reb, A.Malkov 6+5reb+4ast, S.Tatur 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 530048


GOCOR-Sozh - Prinemanye 48-78

9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (4-26) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Prinemanye (8-20) with the biggest margin this round 78-48. The game without a history. Prinemanye led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding GOCOR-Sozh to just 5 points in third quarter and to 14 points in second half. Prinemanye dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to GOCOR-Sozh's 18. Prinemanye forced 21 GOCOR-Sozh turnovers and outrebounded them 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Prinemanye players scored in double figures. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) replied with 20 points and point guard Aleksandr Kharitonov (182-97) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for GOCOR-Sozh. GOCOR-Sozh's coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Prinemanye maintains seventh position with 8-20 record. GOCOR-Sozh at the other side stay dead last with 26 lost games. Prinemanye's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tsmoki II (#4) in Minsk and it may be quite challenging game. GOCOR-Sozh will play on the road against Vitebsk (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 20+4reb+2ast, A.Kharitonov 10+5reb, E.Rybkin 5+3reb+2ast, A.Kovalev 4+7reb+2ast, E.Dudov 4+1reb, A.Kopacev 3+4reb+1ast
Prinemanye: A.Navoichyk 25+5reb+2ast, P.Suvorov 18+6reb+3ast, V.Svakel 14+1reb+3ast, V.Stubeda 10+11reb+2ast, D.Chumakov 9+9reb+4ast, A.Vodeyko 2+8reb+1ast
gschID: 530050


Grodno-93 - Impuls BGUIR 101-82

Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (27-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (14-14) 101-82. It looked good early as Impuls BGUIR took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Grodno-93 had a 33-19 second period charge getting the lead and Impuls BGUIR was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 82-101. Grodno-93 dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Impuls BGUIR's 34. Grodno-93 forced 19 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Impuls BGUIR's players. The former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the former international center Yuri Mishukov (205-85) supported him with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Even 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists by the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) did not help to save the game for Impuls BGUIR. Russian guard Alexander Matveev (194-91) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 27-3 record. Impuls BGUIR lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 14 games lost. Grodno-93 will play against league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Impuls BGUIR will play at home against Brest and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: M.Shustov 34+2reb+4ast, A.Radishevskiy 14+5reb, I.Kozhdan 13+3reb+1ast, A.Matveev 8+9reb+6ast, E.Pankratovic 7+2reb+4ast, N.Gerasimovich 3+1reb+1ast
Grodno-93: V.Korzh 22+5reb+10ast, Y.Mishukov 19+10reb+1ast, D.Kuzmin 15+4reb+9ast, P.Karasevich 13+6reb+2ast, I.Kaliayev 13+4reb+5ast, M.Legchilin 9
gschID: 530047





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Clark, Antwerp17.9 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar15.8 
 4. Miller-M., Leuven15.7 
 5. Simpson, Liege15.6 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .15.2 
 7. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.0 
 8. Simmons, Brussels13.9 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.9 
 10. Channels, Kango.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.1 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 3. Ubel, Brussels6.6 
 4. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 5. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 6. Simmons, Brussels6.5 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Badji, Kangoeroes6.5 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.3 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.6 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.3 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.9 
 5. Marnegrave, Spirou4.5 
 6. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 7. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 8. Anderson, Limburg .3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 5. Billbury, Leuven1.4 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 9. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.3 
 10. Muya, Brussels1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Fields, Liege1.1 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 5. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 6. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 8. Ware, Antwerp0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Gorgemans, Mons-Hai.0.6 


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Lhoest, Ninane20.8 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.7 
 3. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.4 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco17.1 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Hilliman, Melsele16.4 
 9. Gorremans, Soba15.7 
 10. Guillemyn, Waregem15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.9 
 2. Dierickx, Ieper10.8 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.7 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.2 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.4 
 7. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.3 
 8. Gorremans, Soba7.2 
 9. Fall, Ieper7.0 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.8 
 2. Celis, Oxaco4.8 
 3. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.4 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.3 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Torreborre, Melse.3.6 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.3 
 8. Lhoest, Ninane3.3 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen3.3 
 10. Benzouien, Royal B.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.1 
 2. Benzouien, Royal B.2.1 
 3. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.1 
 4. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.6 
 5. Hall, Royal Brussels1.5 
 6. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Van-d., Ekeren1.4 
 9. Snyers, Houthalen1.4 
 10. Lamot, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.0 
 2. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele0.9 
 4. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 5. Argeerts, Ekeren0.7 
 6. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 7. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.6 
 8. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.6 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 10. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 


Euromillions League Round 25: Oostende beat Okapi Aalstar by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Fifth-ranked Okapi Aalstar (13-13) was very close to win a game against first ranked Oostende (20-4) on Friday. Oostende managed to secure only one-point victory 80-79. However their fans expected much easier game. Oostende shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Quincy Taylor (194-82, college: UAB, agency: Diamond Sports) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Okapi Aalstar. Oostende have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-4 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Oostende are looking forward to face Spirou Charleroi (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Okapi Aalstar will play against Leuven Bears and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Basic-Fit Brussels (15-10) which hosted in Brussels their biggest opponent Antwerp Giants (17-8). Third ranked Basic-Fit Brussels managed to get a 6-point victory 67-61. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Antwerp Giants. American players dominated the game. Power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Chris Dowe chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Basic-Fit Brussels. They maintain third place with 15-10 record having four points less than leader Oostende. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second position with eight games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in Liege in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Antwerp Giants will play on the road against the league's leader Oostende (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 7th ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-13) and ninth ranked Leuven Bears (7-18) in Charleroi on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Leuven beat Spirou Charleroi 90-79. Codi Miller-McIntyre nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side. Jevohn Shepherd came up with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Spirou Charleroi in the defeat. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leuven Bears maintains ninth place with 7-18 record. Spirou Charleroi lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Leuven Bears will meet higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's leader Oostende having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last two games of round 25 bottom-ranked Liege was beaten by Mons-Hainaut on the road 93-86. Kangoeroes won against Limburg United on its own court 98-91.

Spirou - Leuven 79-90

The game between 7th ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-13) and ninth ranked Leuven Bears (7-18) in Charleroi on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Leuven beat Spirou Charleroi 90-79. Leuven Bears forced 19 Spirou Charleroi turnovers. American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-94, college: Wake Forest) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side and Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds. Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) came up with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-89) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Spirou Charleroi in the defeat. Five Leuven Bears and four Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leuven Bears maintains ninth place with 7-18 record. Spirou Charleroi lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Leuven Bears will meet higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's leader Oostende having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Leuven: C.Miller-McIntyre 20+8reb+11ast, O.Samhan 16+7reb+1ast, A.Cotton 13+8reb, C.Steindl 12, J.Delalieux 12+4reb+2ast, T.Setty 10+3reb
Spirou: J.Shepherd 21+5reb+5ast, I.Radenovic 14+1reb+2ast, D.Richardson 12+3reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 11+9reb+1ast, A.Libert 7+1ast, N.Marnegrave 5+1reb+7ast
gschID: 478814


Mons-Hainaut - Liege 93-86

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (10-15) beat bottom-ranked Liege Basket (6-20) in Jemappes 93-86 on Saturday. Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The former international point guard Lionel Bosco (175-81, agency: Court Side) nailed 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and Romanian center Alexandru Olah (213-93, college: Northwestern) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Liege Basket in the defeat. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut and five Liege Basket players scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains eighth place with 10-15 record. Liege Basket lost their ninth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 20 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet higher ranked Limburg United (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liege Basket will play against Basic-Fit Brussels (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Mons-Hainaut: L.Bosco 16+5reb+8ast, A.Olah 14+10reb, J.Cage 13+1reb+2ast, A.Gorgemans 12+6reb, J.Mann 11+4reb, T.Demps 9+4reb
Liege: J.Fields 17+11reb, L.Giancaterino 16+2reb+1ast, D.Sweetney 16+6reb, V.Simpson 13+1reb, B.Penninck 11+3reb+2ast, L.Hazard 7+1reb
gschID: 478813


Brussels - Antwerp 67-61

An interesting game for Basic-Fit Brussels (15-10) which hosted in Brussels their biggest opponent Antwerp Giants (17-8). Third ranked Basic-Fit Brussels managed to get a 6-point victory 67-61. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Antwerp Giants. Basic-Fit Brussels players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Basic-Fit Brussels. They maintain third place with 15-10 record having four points less than leader Oostende. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second position with eight games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in Liege in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Antwerp Giants will play on the road against the league's leader Oostende (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brussels: B.Ubel 15+7reb+1ast, J.Simmons 12+6reb+1ast, C.Dowe 10+6reb+4ast, G.Muya 8+3reb+3ast, D.Loubry 7+1reb+3ast, A.Lichodzijewski 7+5reb+3ast
Antwerp: R.Anderson 17+15reb+4ast, M.Smith 15+2reb+2ast, J.Clark 15+6reb+1ast, D.Conger 9+5reb, G.Ware 3+4reb+1ast, C.Beghin 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 478811


Kangoeroes - Limburg United 98-91

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Limburg United (12-13) lost to fourth ranked Kangoeroes (14-11) in Willebroek 91-98 on Friday. Kangoeroes looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Terrance Henry (206-89, college: Mississippi) accounted for 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. American forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) came up with 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Jordan Swing (198-90, college: UAB) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Limburg United in the defeat. Four Kangoeroes and five Limburg United players scored in double figures. Limburg United's coach Brian Lynch tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kangoeroes maintains fourth place with 14-11 record. Loser Limburg United keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Kangoeroes will meet Spirou Charleroi (#7) on the road in the next round. Limburg United will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kangoeroes: P.Badji 24+10reb, T.Henry 22+6reb+1ast, A.Chada 15+2reb+3ast, D.Donkor 12+2ast, W.Channels 8+3reb+10ast, X.Francois 7+2reb+1ast
Limburg United: S.Tuttle 21+3reb+2ast, B.Simons 15+2reb+2ast, D.Jansen 12+3reb, A.Lodwick 12+6reb+2ast, J.Swing 10+6reb+4ast, W.Boss Mukubu 6+1ast
gschID: 478812


Oostende - Aalstar 80-79

Fifth-ranked Okapi Aalstar (13-13) was very close to win a game against first ranked Oostende (20-4) on Friday. Oostende managed to secure only one-point victory 80-79. However their fans expected much easier game. Oostende shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Quincy Taylor (194-82, college: UAB, agency: Diamond Sports) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Pensack Sports) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Oostende have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-4 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Oostende are looking forward to face Spirou Charleroi (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Okapi Aalstar will play against Leuven Bears and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oostende: D.Djordjevic 18+1reb+9ast, D.Newbill 12+1reb+2ast, C.Walden 12+1reb+5ast, K.Boukichou 10+7reb+1ast, P.Gillet 9+4reb+2ast, R.Katic 8+4reb+2ast
Aalstar: Q.Taylor 19+5reb+3ast, J.Tofi 19+5reb+2ast, B.Amis 10+4reb+1ast, O.Troisfontaines 10+3reb+7ast, T.De Thaey 9+7reb, S.Geukens 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 478815





Coach Fulvio Bastianini left Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 58-year old Italian coach Fulvio Bastianini (agency: Promotex) left Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League).
The last season Bastianini coached at Liege Basket (Scooore League).
His team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2015.

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NEBL Round 8: Leader San Pedro T. loses to Belmopan B. - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked San Pedro T. (5-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Belmopan B. on Thursday night. Visitors were edged by Belmopan B. 71-69. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. San Pedro T. was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Belmopan B., which allowed them to win the game. Belmopan B. (5-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Cayo Western B. San Pedro T. at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Belmopan B. is looking forward to face league's second-placed Cayo Western B. in San Ignacio in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. San Pedro T. will play at home against the league's second-placed Cayo Western B. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between fourth ranked Cayo Western B. and 5th ranked Orange Walk RR where Cayo Western B. (5-3) beat Orange Walk RR (4-4) on the road 97-83. Cayo Western B. moved-up to second place, which they share with Belmopan B. Orange Walk RR at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Cayo Western B. will play against league's leader San Pedro T. on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Orange Walk RR will play against Belize City NL (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Dangriga W. (4-3) played at the court of fifth ranked Orange Walk RR (4-4). Orange Walk RR managed to secure a 4-point victory 75-71 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dangriga W.. Orange Walk RR maintains fifth position with 4-4 record. Loser Dangriga W. keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Orange Walk RR will meet bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) on the road in the next round. Dangriga W. will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 8 Smart Belize H. was defeated by Cayo Western B. in San Ignacio 82-78.

Orange Walk RR - Dangriga W. 75-71

The game in was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Dangriga W. (4-3) played at the court of fifth ranked Orange Walk RR (4-4). Orange Walk RR managed to secure a 4-point victory 75-71 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dangriga W.. Dangriga W. was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Orange Walk RR maintains fifth position with 4-4 record. Loser Dangriga W. keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Orange Walk RR will meet bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) on the road in the next round. Dangriga W. will have a break next round.
gschID: 535909


Cayo Western B. - Smart Belize H. 82-78

There was no surprise in San Ignacio where 6th ranked Smart Belize H. (2-5) was defeated by fourth ranked Cayo Western B. (5-3) 82-78 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 32-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cayo Western B. moved-up to second place, which they share with Belmopan B. Smart Belize H. lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Cayo Western B. will meet league's leader San Pedro T. on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Smart Belize H. will have a break next round.
gschID: 535908


Belmopan B. - San Pedro T. 71-69

Top ranked San Pedro T. (5-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Belmopan B. on Thursday night. Visitors were edged by Belmopan B. 71-69. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. San Pedro T. was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Belmopan B., which allowed them to win the game. Belmopan B. (5-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Cayo Western B. San Pedro T. at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Belmopan B. is looking forward to face league's second-placed Cayo Western B. in San Ignacio in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. San Pedro T. will play at home against the league's second-placed Cayo Western B. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535907


Orange Walk RR - Cayo Western B. 83-97

Another exciting game was between fourth ranked Cayo Western B. and 5th ranked Orange Walk RR where Cayo Western B. (5-3) beat Orange Walk RR (4-4) on the road 97-83. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 36-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Cayo Western B. moved-up to second place, which they share with Belmopan B. Orange Walk RR at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Cayo Western B. will play against league's leader San Pedro T. on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Orange Walk RR will play against Belize City NL (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535906





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Karpos Sokoli tabs Marko Popovic - by Eurobasket News

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje (Prva Liga) inked 33-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Marko Popovic (193-84, agency: Stealth Sport). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Popovic He started the season at Shahrdary Tabriz in Iranian Superleague. In only one game he had 5 points this season. The last season Popovic played at TBV Start in Polish TBL where in 16 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Popovic received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention award back in 2013. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2009.
Popovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Dinamo Tbilisi), Greece (Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Montenegro (Ibon Niksic) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Vojvodina Srbijagas, Sloga, Smederevo and KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac).

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Njegos Sikiras (ex Roma S.Azzurra) is a newcomer at Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 18-year old Bosnian international forward Njegos Sikiras (205-99). He has played for the last three seasons at Roma S.Azzurra in Italian Serie B. In 11 games he recorded 6.5ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
Despite young age Sikiras had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team in 2015.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. Sikiras' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 14.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1spg, Blocks-5 (2.0bpg), FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 56.3%.

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Fernando Alvim claims Brazilian Liga Ouro weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Fernando Alvim (201-F-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Contagem and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga Ouro Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 36-year old forward had a double-double of 30 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team edged out Botafogo F.R. (3-1) 82-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Contagem is placed at 2nd position in Brazilian Liga Ouro. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Contagem will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Alvim had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Contagem, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Alvim has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.3rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young guard Lucas Vezaro (188-G-96) of Joinville. Vezaro impressed basketball fans with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Joinville was edged by Santos/Macapa (2-3) 75-71. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Vezaro is a newcomer at Joinville 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 22.5ppg (#1).

The third best performed player last round was American Jamaal Smith (175-PG-85) of top-ranked Botafogo F.R.. Smith scored 22 points and passed nine assists. Despite Smith's great performance Botafogo F.R. lost 78-82 to #2 ranked Contagem. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Botafogo F.R. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Smith has a great season in Brazil. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (3rd best) and assists with 5.5apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ulisses Lima (198-SF-85) of Santos/Macapa - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ricardo de Azevedo (201-F-83) of Santos/Macapa - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Bruno Lazzaris (202-F-90) of Blumenau - 17 points and 7 rebounds
7. Rodrigo Maistro (200-SF-87) of Contagem - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Abner Moreira (206-F/C-89) of Botafogo F.R. - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Adriano Machado (208-C-83) of Santos/Macapa - 21 points and 5 rebounds
10. Durval Prado (200-G/F-92) of Brusque - 9 points, 14 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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.8 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.2 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 4. Ivanov, Levski19.0 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.6 
 6. Smith, Akademik PL16.9 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.6 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.5 
 9. Marinov, Spartak .16.4 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.1 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.1 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.8 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol8.5 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan8.5 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Bruinsma, Rilski7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.3 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.2 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.3 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.1 
 9. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
 10. Dudev, Spartak .4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.3 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Jones, Beroe1.9 
 6. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 7. Bellfield, Akademik.1.8 
 8. Veselinov, Levski1.8 
 9. Marinov, Balkan1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 6. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.7 
 9. Delic, Rilski0.7 
 10. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 


Division A Round 7 (Second Stage): Dolphin hand first defeat to Cherno More 2 - by Eurobasket News

Cherno More 2 (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of ninth ranked Dolphin on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Dolphin 76-74. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cherno More 2 won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Dolphin won last quarter 15-14. Dolphin maintains ninth place in A with 4-3 record. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 keeps the seventh position with one game lost. Dolphin are looking forward to face Dunav 2016 (#10) in Ruse in the next round. Cherno More 2's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Varna to the arena Akademik Varna.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Levski 2014-2 (4-3) against fourth ranked Rilski 2 (3-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Levski 2014-2 was defeated by Rilski 2 in Samokov 91-74. Rilski 2 maintains fourth place in A with 3-4 record. Levski 2014-2 at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Rilski 2 will play against league's leader Akademik Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Levski 2014-2 will play against Chavdar in Troyan and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Varna. Leader Akademik Sofia faced 3rd placed UE Varna. Guests from Sofia (7-0) defeated host UE Varna (4-3) 97-88. Akademik Sofia maintains first place in A with 7-0 record. Loser UE Varna keeps the third position with three games lost. Akademik Sofia will meet at home Rilski 2 (#4) in the next round. UE Varna will play against Vidabasket in Vidin and hope to secure a win.
Vidabasket can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Chavdar (2-5) 74-65. Vidabasket maintains sixth place in A with 1-6 record. Chavdar at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Vidabasket's next round opponent will be higher ranked UE Varna (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chavdar will play against the league's second-placed Levski 2014-2 and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 7 In A Akademik Varna was defeated by Shumen in a road game 82-64. Bottom-ranked CSKA beat Dunav 2016 at home 68-58.

Places 1-6
UE Varna - Akademik Sofia 88-97

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Varna. Leader Akademik Sofia faced 3rd placed UE Varna. Guests from Sofia (7-0) defeated host UE Varna (4-3) 97-88. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 24-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Akademik Sofia maintains first place in A with 7-0 record. Loser UE Varna keeps the third position with three games lost. Akademik Sofia will meet at home Rilski 2 (#4) in the next round. UE Varna will play against Vidabasket in Vidin and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 534079


Rilski 2 - Levski 2014-2 91-74

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Levski 2014-2 (4-3) against fourth ranked Rilski 2 (3-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Levski 2014-2 was defeated by Rilski 2 in Samokov 91-74. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski 2. Levski 2014-2 was better in second period 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rilski 2 maintains fourth place in A with 3-4 record. Levski 2014-2 at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Rilski 2 will play against league's leader Akademik Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Levski 2014-2 will play against Chavdar in Troyan and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 534078


Vidabasket - Chavdar 74-65

Vidabasket can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Chavdar (2-5) 74-65. It looked good early as Chavdar took a 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vidabasket took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 9 points. Vidabasket maintains sixth place in A with 1-6 record. Chavdar at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Vidabasket's next round opponent will be higher ranked UE Varna (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chavdar will play against the league's second-placed Levski 2014-2 and hope to win that game.
gschID: 534077


Places 7-12
Dolphin - Cherno More 2 76-74

Cherno More 2 (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of ninth ranked Dolphin on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Dolphin 76-74. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cherno More 2 won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Dolphin won last quarter 15-14. Dolphin maintains ninth place in A with 4-3 record. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 keeps the seventh position with one game lost. Dolphin are looking forward to face Dunav 2016 (#10) in Ruse in the next round. Cherno More 2's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Varna to the arena Akademik Varna.
gschID: 534082


Shumen - Akademik Varna 82-64

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Akademik Varna (1-6) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Shumen (6-2) 82-64. The game without a history. Shumen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Shumen maintains eighth place in A with 6-2 record. Akademik Varna at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Shumen will have a break next round. Akademik Varna's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Varna Cherno More 2.
gschID: 534081


CSKA - Dunav 2016 68-58

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked CSKA (2-6) defeated at home 10th ranked Dunav 2016 (3-4) 68-58. CSKA moved-up to eleventh place in A. Dunav 2016 at the other side keeps the tenth position with four games lost. CSKA will have a break next round.
gschID: 534080





NBL Round 22: Academik Plovdiv edge Cherno More by three points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds. Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

Seventh-ranked Cherno More (5-15) made lots of trouble for third ranked Academik Plovdiv (13-6) in Varna on Saturday. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only three-point victory 80-77. However their fans expected much easier game. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) fired 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Academik Plovdiv moved-up to second place. Cherno More lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherno More will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Beroe (13-7) against fifth ranked Spartak Pleven (10-9) on Saturday night. Host Beroe was defeated by Spartak Pleven in a tough game in Stara Zagora 84-89. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Beroe. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Martin Marinov contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) replied with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Beroe. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven maintains fifth position with 10-9 record. Beroe at the other side dropped to the third place with seven games lost. Spartak Pleven will play against higher ranked Rilski (#4) in Samokov in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Beroe will have a break next round.
An interesting game was played in Samokov where Yambol (#8) won against host Rilski (#4) 90-76 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rilski. Nikolay Varbanov had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side DJ Shelton responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yambol (5-14) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Rilski keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Yambol will meet at home league's leader Lukoil Acad. in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Rilski will play against Spartak Pleven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Lukoil Acad. delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Levski (4-16) 91-70 in Sofia. Danny Gibson notched 20 points and 9 assists to lead the effort. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lukoil Acad. have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Levski lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. Lukoil Acad.'s next round opponent will be Yambol (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Levski will play against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and hope to win that game.

Levski - Lukoil Acad. 70-91

Leader Lukoil Acad. delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Levski (4-16) 91-70 in Sofia. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Levski's 28. They outrebounded Levski 37-20 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lukoil Acad. players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Levski's players. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) notched 20 points and 9 assists to lead the effort and American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) supported him with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 22 points by the former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Levski. The former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lukoil Acad. have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Levski lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. Lukoil Acad.'s next round opponent will be Yambol (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Levski will play against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Levski: P.Ivanov 22+2reb+2ast, V.Veselinov 12+8reb+2ast, K.Raykov 12+6reb, E.Hadjirusev 10+1reb+3ast, N.Lekov 9, S.Slaveykov 3+1reb+2ast
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 20+3reb+9ast, A.Beane 15+5reb+2ast, S.Zack 13+11reb+1ast, D.Dimitrov 13+7reb+1ast, A.Velikov 9+3reb+2ast, M.Korniyenko 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 536256


Rilski - Yambol 76-90

An interesting game was played in Samokov where Yambol (#8) won against host Rilski (#4) 90-76 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rilski. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (175-86) chipped in 25 points during the contest. At the losing side American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yambol (5-14) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Rilski keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Yambol will meet at home league's leader Lukoil Acad. in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Rilski will play against Spartak Pleven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rilski: D.Shelton 22+11reb, E.Bruinsma 20+10reb, Y.Bozov 13+6reb+3ast, Z.Georgiev 9+10reb+7ast, S.Francis 5+1reb, D.Ivanov 4+2reb+5ast
Yambol: N.Varbanov 27+11reb+1ast, T.Ostrev 25+2reb+3ast, V.Petkov 20+4reb+5ast, S.Cholakov 6+4reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 5+4reb+1ast, S.Petkov 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 536257


Beroe - Spartak Pleven 84-89

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Beroe (13-7) against fifth ranked Spartak Pleven (10-9) on Saturday night. Host Beroe was defeated by Spartak Pleven in a tough game in Stara Zagora 84-89. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Beroe. Spartak Pleven had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Martin Marinov (191-85, agency: 011 Sports) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Spartak Pleven players scored in double figures. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) replied with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and DR Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St., agency: Two Points) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Beroe. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven maintains fifth position with 10-9 record. Beroe at the other side dropped to the third place with seven games lost. Spartak Pleven will play against higher ranked Rilski (#4) in Samokov in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Beroe will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 22+6reb+4ast, A.Jones 15+7reb+1ast, O.Gudul 13+9reb+3ast, T.Zhelev 8+1ast, S.Gibson 8+1reb+2ast, S.Tesija 6+10reb+1ast
Spartak Pleven: M.Savic 27+8reb+3ast, M.Marinov 18+6reb+4ast, K.Koev 17+3reb+5ast, D.Marincheshki 16+10reb+1ast, G.Nikolov 4+1reb+2ast, M.Tanev 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 536258


Cherno More - Akademik PL 77-80

Seventh-ranked Cherno More (5-15) made lots of trouble for third ranked Academik Plovdiv (13-6) in Varna on Saturday. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only three-point victory 80-77. However their fans expected much easier game. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) fired 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Academik Plovdiv and four Cherno More players scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv moved-up to second place. Cherno More lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherno More will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: N.Djuric 19+9reb, S.Tsonkov 16+7reb+1ast, A.Natskin 15+1reb+7ast, F.Dedijer 11+7reb, D.Karamfilov 9+1reb+6ast, M.Markovic 4
Akademik PL: J.Semple 21+9reb+4ast, S.Smith 19+1reb, O.Bellfield 14+2reb+5ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+2reb+3ast, V.Mihaylov 10+5reb, M.Sutulovic 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 536259





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Les Nomades are the 2017 CCAA MBB Champs - by Eurobasket News

The Nomades de Montmorency upset the top-ranked Sheridan Bruins to win the CCAA Men's Basketball National Championship, spoiling Sheridan's bid for a perfect season. Paul Williams (201-C) was named player of the game for Sheridan, as he finished with a game-high 20 rebounds to go along with 14 points. Forward Alix Lochard took home the award for the Nomades as he put up 19 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Nomades' guard Kevin Civil was named tournament MVP, and finished the championship game with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. The game was very defensive, with both teams struggling on offense early. The Nomades came away with a 18-15 lead going into the second quarter. Sheridan came out strong in the second, leading by as much as seven at one point, and took a 34-33 lead going into halftime. Both teams remained deadlocked in the third, with neither being able to get a lead over the other. The teams went into the final quarter tied 46-46. In the final frame, the two teams remained close, but thanks to a personal 5-0 run by Civil, the Nomades were able to get a four point lead with under a minute to go. A three-pointer from Dylan Periana (180-PG) brought the Bruins to within two, but the Nomades sealed the victory at the free throw line.
Courtesy of: ccaa.ca



Platense adds Gayden to their roster, ex St.John R. - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American forward Keith Gayden (202-104kg-83, college: Duquesne). He just played at Saint John Riptide in Canadian NBL.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gayden's team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention back in 2009.
Gayden is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Finland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Ecuador (Importadora and ComuniKT), Mexico (Manzaneros, Abejas, Pioneros, Guerreros and Gigantes) and Argentina (9 de Julio, Huracan and San Isidro).
Gayden attended University of Duquesne until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  CBL  


Scarborough win first-ever championship! - by Eurobasket News

Scarborough won the first-ever CBL championship as they defeated Durham United 87-75. Scarborough looked better in the second half to seal the victory. Eric Jean-Guillaume (6'0''-PG-91, college: Franklin Pierce) got his team a 10-point lead at the end of the fourth period for 83-73. Scarborough did not allow the opponent to come closer. Eric Jean-Guillaume was named MVP of the season.


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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.7 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas25.5 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.8 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.2 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.2 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.9 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud20.2 
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 Animas11.3 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Bowdry, Los Leones11.0 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 9. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.6 
 10. Louis, CD Valdivia10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.3 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.8 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.0 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.4 
 7. Saez, Tinguiri.4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.8 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.5 
 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. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 7. Del-Solar, Las A.1.6 
 8. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 9. Cheek, Las Animas1.6 
 10. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.4 
 3. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 4. McCombs, CDE T.1.2 
 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 


Liga Nacional Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Osorno and Los Leones celebrate victories - by Eurobasket News

Osorno - AB Ancud 95-92

Osorno surged ahead in the series versus AB Ancud. AB Ancud trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 26-16 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 92-95 at the end of the game. Osorno Basquetbol shot 62.5 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. American forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) fired 30 points for the winners. Nigerian-American center Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) produced 32 points and American forward Reginald Larry (198-86, college: Boise St., agency: Pro Sports) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Osorno: B.Robinson 30+3reb+2ast, R.Munoz 18+2reb+4ast, R.Okosa 17+6reb+2ast, F.Ibarra 11+1reb+1ast, J.Fontena 11+9reb+3ast, S.Salamanca 6+1reb+1ast
AB Ancud: F.Centeno 32+4reb, R.Larry 13+12reb+2ast, S.Figueroa 12+3reb+7ast, R.Vera 12+3reb+1ast, P.Sandoval 10+1reb+4ast, D.Osses 6+1ast
gschID: 540602


Los Leones - CDE Talca 96-88

Los Leones claimed victory in the opener against CDE Talca. The hosts were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 32-23 run, which allowed them to win the game. Espanol de Talca was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Brandon Bowdry (200-88, college: E.Michigan, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists. DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama, agency: DTMones) contributed with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner) answered with 28 points and 9 rebounds and forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida) added 17 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Espanol de Talca. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Los Leones: B.Bowdry 32+16reb+7ast, D.Coleman 27+8reb+5ast, E.Arteaga 14+4reb+1ast, D.Jones 12+4reb+2ast, I.Carrion 5+4reb, T.Alvarez 3+1reb+1ast
CDE Talca: D.Jones 28+9reb+1ast, E.Sepulveda 17+6reb+2ast, D.McCombs 17+13reb+1ast, F.Bravo 10+3reb+8ast, V.Guaico 9+1ast, P.Barraza 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 540601





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Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 37.6
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.37.6 
 2. McCollum, Beiko.37.5 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.2 
 4. Cunningham, Jiangsu.34.0 
 5. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.9 
 6. Franklin, Shanxi BD33.6 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning FL31.7 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT30.7 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.5 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.9 
 4. Hickson, Fujian S.13.4 
 5. Sakakini, Tianj.13.3 
 6. Batista, Beikong FD12.8 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.6 
 8. Han, Liaoning FL12.3 
 9. Dalembert, Shanxi B.12.1 
 10. Wang, Fujian S.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD8.8 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.5 
 3. Jeter, Tianjin GL7.9 
 4. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.6 
 5. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.6 
 6. Buycks, Fujian S.6.4 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 9. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong GS2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang GB2.7 
 4. Hudson, Liaoning FL2.6 
 5. Fortson, Guangsha.2.6 
 6. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 7. Kennedy, Guangzho.2.3 
 8. McCollum, Beiko.2.3 
 9. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.2 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.6 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 3. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 4. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi B.1.9 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou LL1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 8. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 9. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 


CBA Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Xinjiang and Guangdond advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Shenzhen L. - Guangdong ST 90-103

Guangdong rallied past Shenzhen to claim 4-1 win in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Guandong Tigers. Leopards was better in third quarter 32-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Leopards' 44. Guandong Tigers had a 36-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The former international Jianlian Yi (212-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) responded with 24 points and 8 assists and Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Guandong Tigers and five Leopards players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Shenzhen L.: P.Jeremy 24+2reb+8ast, L.Maciej 17+6reb+5ast, M.Duo 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Dehao 11+4reb+3ast, L.Muhao 10+9reb, G.QuAn 10+8reb+1ast
Guangdong ST: Y.Jianlian 29+11reb, B.Carlos 25+9reb+1ast, Z.Peng 20+6reb+1ast, S.Donald 17+7reb+11ast, R.JunFei 5+1reb+1ast, Z.Zhandong 3+2ast
gschID: 540801


Liaoning FL - Xinjiang FT 103-111

Xinjiang upset Liaoning on the road to seal their Finals appearance. Flying Leopards were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Xinjiang Flying Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Flying Leopards' 46 and made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Flying Leopards 48-35 including 16 on the offensive glass. American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) orchestrated the victory by scoring 48 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. International center Qi Zhou (217-96) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) answered with 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the former international center Dejun Han (215-89) added 19 points and 16 rebounds in the effort for Flying Leopards. Five Flying Leopards players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Liaoning FL: H.Lester 33+3reb+4ast, H.Dejun 19+16reb+1ast, Z.JiWei 16+12ast, R.Shavlik 12+6reb+3ast, L.Zhixuan 12+5reb+1ast, Y.Ming 7+4reb+3ast
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 48+7reb+2ast, Z.Qi 22+11reb, B.Andray 17+8reb+2ast, L.Gen 7+5reb+2ast, S.TongLin 5+8reb+1ast, M.Xirelijiang 5+3reb
gschID: 540800





2017 CBA FINALS Xinjiang V Guangdong - by Alex Yam

The two best teams at the end of the 2016-17 CBA regular season will now meet for the CBA championship starting Friday , March 24th, Xinjiang and Guangdong in a rematch of the 2009,2010,and 2011 finals, all of which Guangdong won.

Xinjiang comes in with the leagues overall best regular season record and dispatching last years runner up finalist, Liaoning 4-1, while Guangdong disposed of rivals Shenzen 4-1.

Xinjiang is led by arguably the top player in the league, in Andray Blatche and chinese star Zhou Qi, while Guangdong is led by Yi Jianlian and the combination of Donald Sloan and former NBA all star Carlos Boozer.

Home court will belong to Xinjiang and that could prove to be crucial, as it is nearly impossible to win in Urumqi. These are the two best teams in the league, and have been for most of the season.

They split the season series 1-1, but in one of those wins came at the expense of a Andray Blatche-less Xinjiang team in Dongguan. Xinjiang is the deeper team, while Guangdong has more experience. Coaching is even, as Du Feng has been in plenty of big series both as a player and coach, while Coach Li has a championship under his belt in his days with Shanghai and has been playoff tested.



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Perez Zeledon adds Duncan to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Grupo Babel Perez Zeledon (LBS) added to their roster American forward Lakeem Duncan (201). He just graduated from Cheyney (NCAA2). He played 21 games where he recorded 9.3ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
Of course it will be Duncan's first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Hrvoje PULJKO
  Zabok
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Puljko, Zabok25.6 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.7 
 3. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 4. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.0 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.3 
 7. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik17.1 
 8. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.0 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 10. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan NOVACIC
  Jolly JBS
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.4 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 3. Halilovic, GKK S.7.1 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.0 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.5 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 10. Arapovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Reynolds, Cibona7.3 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS6.4 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.4 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.4 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
 10. Vrbica, Gorica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Babic, Zabok2.0 
 4. Stemberger, Skrlj.2.0 
 5. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 6. Katic, Cedevita1.9 
 7. Mazalin, Zadar1.9 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 9. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 10. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.4 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 8. Zoric, Cibona0.7 
 9. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.7 
 10. McDonald, Gorica0.6 



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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Jaxen, Etha21.9 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos16.7 
 5. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 6. Brezec, AEK15.1 
 7. Ray, Enosis15.0 
 8. Bussey, Apoel15.0 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.3 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis8.3 
 4. Parks, Keravnos7.6 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.6 
 6. Dasic, AEK6.5 
 7. Brezec, AEK6.4 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 9. Barnes, Etha6.1 
 10. Wright, Apoel6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.1 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.3 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.7 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.3 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 6. Jaxen, Etha4.1 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.8 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.3 
 9. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 10. Jones, Apollon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.1 
 3. Thomas, AEK1.9 
 4. Washington, Enosis1.8 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 6. Barker, Keravnos1.7 
 7. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 8. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 9. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
 10. Ray, Enosis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. Suleiman, Apollon0.9 
 7. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 8. Esho, Etha0.6 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel0.6 
 10. Panayiotou, Etha0.6 



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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.1 
 4. Brooks, J.Hradec17.0 
 5. Ware, MMCITE B.16.9 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Painter, NH Ostrava15.0 
 8. Jacobs, Prostejov14.8 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.8 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.6 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.1 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Ware, MMCITE B.7.0 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.7 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Simmons, Prostejov5.5 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.4 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 9. Sotnar, Usti n.4.2 
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. Canada, NH Ostrava2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Slezak, Svitavy1.7 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.6 
 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. Jelinek, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Dyck, Prostejov0.9 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Ware, MMCITE B.0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.3 
 2. Peterka, Nymburk B23.9 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B23.6 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek19.7 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen19.0 
 8. Skranc, Pardubice19.0 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.18.9 
 10. Streba, USK P.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.3 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.1 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.4 
 5. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 6. Bubak, Vysocina9.0 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin8.9 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 9. Pelikan, Novy Jicin8.6 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.2 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice5.8 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 5. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.7 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Sehnal, USK P.4.7 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.2 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.2 
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, Zlin2.3 
 5. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.2 
 6. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.2 
 7. Nehoda, Zlin2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 9. Novak, Vysocina2.0 
 10. Branda, Opava B1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.3 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.2 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 8. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 


NBL Round 6 (Second Stage): BK Pardubice are upset by USK Praha - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Praha between second ranked BK Pardubice (21-6) and fifth ranked USK Praha (15-12) on Saturday night. BK Pardubice was defeated by USK Praha in a tough game on the road 67-74. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when USK Praha made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 24 points. point guard Lukas Festr (185-94) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USK Praha moved-up to fourth place in Places 1-6. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. USK Praha are looking forward to face BK Opava (#5) at home in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against BK Kolin and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked BK Decin (17-12) against fifth ranked BK Opava (15-13) on Friday night. Visiting BK Decin was defeated by BK Opava in a tough game in Opava 78-87. It was a good game for the former international guard Radim Klecka (189-90) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 steals. Vaclav Bujnoch contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for BK Decin. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Opava maintains fifth position in Places 1-6 with 15-13 record. BK Decin at the other side keeps the third place with 12 games lost. BK Opava will play against higher ranked USK Praha (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Decin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the twenty seventh victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 6th ranked BK Kolin (11-17) 84-74. Howard Sant-Roos had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Lee Skinner with 16 points and 9 rebounds. CEZ Nymburk (27-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6. BK Kolin lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BK Decin (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Kolin will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Prostejov, where 9th ranked MMCITE Brno (10-18) lost to twelfth ranked Prostejov (9-19) in a road game 76-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MMCITE Brno. Marek Sehnal notched 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Prostejov moved-up to eleventh place in Places 7-12, which they share with J.Hradec. MMCITE Brno at the other side keeps the ninth position with 18 games lost. Prostejov's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#8) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last two games of round 6 In Places 7-12 Usti n/Labem was crushed by Svitavy in Svitavy 83-57. J.Hradec beat NH Ostrava at home 89-82.
The best stats of 6th round was 20 points and 8 rebounds by Brett Roseboro of Svitavy.

Places 1-6
BK Kolin - CEZ Nymburk 74-84

Leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the twenty seventh victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 6th ranked BK Kolin (11-17) 84-74. Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 11 points and 9 assists during the contest. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Lee Skinner (198-92, college: Wofford) with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Montenegrin Bojan Bakic (195-83, agency: Interperformances) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. CEZ Nymburk (27-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6. BK Kolin lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BK Decin (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Kolin will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: H.Sant-Roos 21+11reb+3ast, T.Meier 17+5reb, V.Hruban 14+2reb+2ast, E.Lawrence 11+3reb+9ast, P.Benda 6+6reb, S.Holt 5+1reb
BK Kolin: L.Skinner 16+9reb+3ast, C.Dixon 14+1reb+2ast, D.Machac 10+3reb, L.Horak 9+6reb+2ast, J.Hunt 9+1reb+4ast, B.Bakic 9+6reb+2ast
gschID: 535359


USK Praha - BK Pardubice 74-67

The most important game in the last round took place in Praha between second ranked BK Pardubice (21-6) and fifth ranked USK Praha (15-12) on Saturday night. BK Pardubice was defeated by USK Praha in a tough game on the road 67-74. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when USK Praha made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 24 points. Point guard Lukas Festr (185-94) chipped in 17 points. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Joseph Wall (199-89, college: Seattle Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) added 13 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USK Praha moved-up to fourth place in Places 1-6. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. USK Praha are looking forward to face BK Opava (#5) at home in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against BK Kolin and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: J.Bohacik 24+4reb+2ast, L.Festr 17+4reb+3ast, M.Mares 11+2reb, A.Madsen 10+5reb+5ast, M.Primorac 6+11reb, J.Krivanek 4+4reb
BK Pardubice: D.Burnett 14+7reb, J.Wall 13+1reb, L.Autrey 8+6reb, D.Pandula 8+2reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 8+3reb+2ast, V.Pulpan 7+3reb
gschID: 535360


BK Opava - BK Decin 87-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked BK Decin (17-12) against fifth ranked BK Opava (15-13) on Friday night. Visiting BK Decin was defeated by BK Opava in a tough game in Opava 78-87. BK Opava made 30-of-35 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. BK Decin was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international guard Radim Klecka (189-90) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 steals. Center Vaclav Bujnoch (200-93, college: Des Moines Area CC) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four BK Opava players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 12 points in the effort for BK Decin. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Opava maintains fifth position in Places 1-6 with 15-13 record. BK Decin at the other side keeps the third place with 12 games lost. BK Opava will play against higher ranked USK Praha (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Decin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Opava: J.Blazek 18+2reb, R.Klecka 17+3reb+3ast, V.Bujnoch 12+9reb, L.Jurecka 11+2reb, V.Cvek 10+7reb+2ast, M.Gniadek 8+4reb+2ast
BK Decin: P.Houska 15+5reb+4ast, T.Vyoral 12+2reb+3ast, F.Kroutil 11+1ast, L.Palyza 8+2reb, S.Jezek 7+5reb+1ast, J.Houska 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 535358


Places 7-12
Prostejov - MMCITE Brno 81-76

We should mention about the upset which took place in Prostejov, where 9th ranked MMCITE Brno (10-18) lost to twelfth ranked Prostejov (9-19) in a road game 76-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MMCITE Brno. 25 personal fouls committed by MMCITE Brno helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Marek Sehnal (196-96) notched 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and American guard Rayshawn Simmons (193, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) supported him with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Even 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by the former international swingman Michal Kremen (200-81) did not help to save the game for MMCITE Brno. Point guard Jan Kozina (181-95) added 11 points and 6 rebounds. Prostejov moved-up to eleventh place in Places 7-12, which they share with J.Hradec. MMCITE Brno at the other side keeps the ninth position with 18 games lost. Prostejov's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#8) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Prostejov: M.Sehnal 21+6reb+1ast, P.Dokoupil 19+1reb+1ast, E.Jacobs 15+5reb+1ast, B.Fitzpatrick 9+8reb, M.Norwa 8+4reb+1ast, R.Simmons 7+7reb+8ast
MMCITE Brno: M.Kremen 15+5reb+5ast, J.Kozina 11+6reb+2ast, C.Turman 10+4reb, I.Mikulic 6+3reb+2ast, J.Tomanec 5+7reb, E.Jazvin 2+3reb
gschID: 535362


Svitavy - Usti n/Labem 83-57

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Basketbal Svitavy and 8th ranked BK Usti nad Labem had identical 11-16 record. This time Basketbal Svitavy used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Usti nad Labem 83-57. Basketbal Svitavy had a 34-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Brett Roseboro (208-91, college: UMBC, agency: Inception Sports) notched 20 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Bryan Smithson (183-85, college: NC-Asheville, agency: HMS) supported him with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Even 12 points by American point guard Mikey Thompson (190, college: Boise St.) did not help to save the game for BK Usti nad Labem. Power forward David Steffel (212-85) added 10 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Basketbal Svitavy maintains seventh position in Places 7-12 with 12-16 record. BK Usti nad Labem at the other side keeps the eighth place with 17 games lost. Basketbal Svitavy's next round opponent will be BK Lions Hradec (#11) in J.Hradec. BK Usti nad Labem will play at home against Prostejov and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: B.Roseboro 20+8reb+1ast, B.Smithson 19+7reb+1ast, H.Mickelson 13+7reb+2ast, J.Spacek 9+3reb, R.Marko 9+4reb+5ast, J.Vucica 5+2reb
Usti n/Labem: M.Thompson 12+4reb+2ast, D.Steffel 10+6reb+1ast, L.Pecka 10+6reb, K.Smith 8+7reb, P.Bosak 7+3reb, F.Smid 4+1reb
gschID: 535363


J.Hradec - NH Ostrava 89-82

There was a small surprise in J.Hradec where eleventh ranked BK Lions Hradec (9-19) defeated 9th ranked NH Ostrava (10-18) 89-82. BK Lions Hradec made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. American guard Malcolm Brooks (196-92, college: CS Fullerton) notched 27 points and 5 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Terrell Lipkins (180-91, college: Montevallo) supported him with 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. BK Lions Hradec's coach Karel Forejt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds by American center Deshawn Painter (205-90, college: ODU) did not help to save the game for NH Ostrava. The former international forward Petr Bohacik (205-85) added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. BK Lions Hradec maintains eleventh position in Places 7-12 with 9-19 record, which they share with Prostejov. NH Ostrava at the other side keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost. BK Lions Hradec's next round opponent will be higher ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
J.Hradec: M.Brooks 27+1reb+5ast, T.Lipkins 17+3reb+5ast, C.Tawiah 13+5reb+1ast, R.Canty 9+5reb+1ast, T.Sustek 6+3reb+1ast, D.Fait 6+5reb+1ast
NH Ostrava: J.Riewer 15+1reb+1ast, D.Painter 15+15reb, P.Bohacik 14+7reb+3ast, M.Canada 13+4reb+4ast, S.Smith 8+5reb+1ast, K.Mays 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 535361





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  DENMARK  


1st Division Round 18: Vaerlose beat Amager BK by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in 1st Division. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game of round 18 in the 1st Division took place in Vaerlose. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Amager BK (8-8) to third ranked Vaerlose (11-5) 72-70 on Sunday evening. Vaerlose have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-5 record having five points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Amager BK at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face league's leader BMS Skovlunde at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Amager BK will play against Birkerod (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Seventh-ranked SBBC 2015 (5-11) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked EBAA (10-6) in Aarhus. EBAA managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. EBAA maintains fourth position with 10-6 record. SBBC 2015 at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 11 games lost. EBAA will play against Virum Vipers (#7) on the road in the next round. SBBC 2015 will play against BMI Bloodhounds and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Birkerod managed to get a third victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they outleveled ninth-ranked Aalborg in Skjold 88-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 21-point difference proves that Birkerod was well-prepared to that game. Birkerod (3-13) moved-up to ninth place. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Birkerod will meet higher ranked Amager BK (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aalborg will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
1st Division top team - BMS Skovlunde (16-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Virum Vipers (5-10) 84-71. Undefeated BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Virum Vipers lost third consecutive game. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh place with ten games lost. BMS Skovlunde's next round opponent will be Vaerlose (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Virum Vipers will play against EBAA (#4) and hope to win that game.
The game between second ranked Koge BK (13-3) and 6th ranked BMI Bloodhounds (6-10) in Koge on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Koge BK outscored guests from Beder 101-74. Koge BK maintains second position with 13-3 record having just three points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. BMI Bloodhounds lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Koge BK will face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BMI Bloodhounds will play against SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Koge BK - BMI Bloodhounds 101-74

The game between second ranked Koge BK (13-3) and 6th ranked BMI Bloodhounds (6-10) in Koge on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Koge BK outscored guests from Beder 101-74. Koge BK maintains second position with 13-3 record having just three points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. BMI Bloodhounds lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Koge BK will face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BMI Bloodhounds will play against SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497460


Birkerod - Aalborg 88-67

Bottom-ranked Birkerod managed to get a third victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they outleveled ninth-ranked Aalborg in Skjold 88-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 21-point difference proves that Birkerod was well-prepared to that game. Birkerod (3-13) moved-up to ninth place. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Birkerod will meet higher ranked Amager BK (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aalborg will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 497463


Vaerlose - Amager BK 72-70

The most exciting game of round 18 in the 1st Division took place in Vaerlose. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Amager BK (8-8) to third ranked Vaerlose (11-5) 72-70 on Sunday evening. Vaerlose have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-5 record having five points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Amager BK at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face league's leader BMS Skovlunde at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Amager BK will play against Birkerod (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 497462


EBAA - SBBC 2015 90-87

Seventh-ranked SBBC 2015 (5-11) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked EBAA (10-6) in Aarhus. EBAA managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. EBAA maintains fourth position with 10-6 record. SBBC 2015 at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 11 games lost. EBAA will play against Virum Vipers (#7) on the road in the next round. SBBC 2015 will play against BMI Bloodhounds and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497461


Wolfpack/BMS - Virum 84-71

1st Division top team - BMS Skovlunde (16-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Virum Vipers (5-10) 84-71. BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Virum Vipers lost third consecutive game. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh place with ten games lost. BMS Skovlunde's next round opponent will be Vaerlose (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Virum Vipers will play against EBAA (#4) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 497459





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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.26.0 
 3. Blue, Los A.24.9 
 4. Jackson, Texas L.24.1 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.9 
 8. Holland, Canton C.22.0 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.7 
 10. Nader, Maine RC21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.12.0 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.6 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 6. Webb-III, Delaware.9.3 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.3 
 8. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
 9. Zimmerman, Erie B.8.9 
 10. Jones, Maine RC8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Magette, Los A.9.2 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 4. Marshall, Reno B.8.3 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.8.2 
 6. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 7. Jackson, Texas L.7.5 
 8. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 9. McCallum, Grand R.7.1 
 10. Cook, Canton 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. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.2 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 6. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 7. Harris, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Smith, Delaware.2.0 
 10. Evans, Canton C.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Texas L.
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Lasme, Texas L.4.2 
 2. Diallo, Greensboro S.2.9 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.2.7 
 4. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.6 
 6. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 7. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 8. Benson, Sioux F.2.3 
 9. Davis, N.Arizona S.2.1 
 10. Acy, Texas L.2.0 



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  EL SALVADOR  


Liga MB Round 16: Halcones lose to Cojute in the biggest upset of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most shocking disappointment of round 16 in the Liga MB was a road defeat of higher ranked Halcones (7-4) to eighth ranked Cojute (5-4) 104-93. It ended the four-game winning streak of Halcones. They outrebounded Halcones 56-43 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cojute looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists and forward Scott Sill (206-92, college: Delaware St.) who added 27 points and 18 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cojute have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Halcones at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Cojute are looking forward to face league's second-placed Brujos Izalco on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halcones will have a break next round.
Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (10-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Santa Ana (2-8) 101-81. The winners were led by Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) who scored that evening 29 points and 9 rebounds and Lisvan Valdez supported him with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) did not help to save the game for Santa Ana. Undefeated Santa Tecla have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Santa Ana lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with eight games lost. Santa Tecla will play against Arcense (#14) in San Salvador in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Santa Ana will have a break next round.
An interesting game took place in La Union where higher ranked Sonsonate (6-5) was upset on the court of tenth ranked El Rapido (4-5) 77-72 on Saturday. Manuel Guevara fired 39 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Yoan Haiti produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. El Rapido maintains tenth position with 4-5 record. Newly promoted Sonsonate keeps the sixth place with five games lost. El Rapido will meet higher ranked Canarios (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sonsonate will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 16 Canarios lost to Denver-FAS on the opponent's court 94-102. San Miguel unfortunately lost to Isidro Metapan in a home game 75-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 18 rebounds by Reginald Brown of Canarios.

Santa Ana - Santa Tecla 81-101

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (10-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Santa Ana (2-8) 101-81. Santa Tecla players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The winners were led by Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) who scored that evening 29 points and 9 rebounds and Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) supported him with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) did not help to save the game for Santa Ana. His fellow American import center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) added 18 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Santa Tecla have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Santa Ana lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with eight games lost. Santa Tecla will play against Arcense (#14) in San Salvador in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Santa Ana will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: O.Torres 29+9reb+3ast, R.Martinez 24+1reb+6ast, L.Valdez 20+9reb+3ast, C.Arias 18+10reb+1ast, A.Arias Serrano 4+2ast, E.Escalante 3+2reb+2ast
Santa Ana: T.Dowdell 21+11reb+2ast, A.Smith 18+12reb, T.Conyers 14+3reb+11ast, E.Molina 12+2reb+4ast, V.Sandoval 7, F.Salazar 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 537006


Cojute - Halcones 104-93

The most shocking disappointment of round 16 in the Liga MB was a road defeat of higher ranked Halcones (7-4) to eighth ranked Cojute (5-4) 104-93. It ended the four-game winning streak of Halcones. They outrebounded Halcones 56-43 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cojute looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists and forward Scott Sill (206-92, college: Delaware St.) who added 27 points and 18 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds and power forward Raymond Miller (204-88, college: CS Fullerton) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Four Cojute and five Halcones players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cojute have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Halcones at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Cojute are looking forward to face league's second-placed Brujos Izalco on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halcones will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cojute: S.Sill 27+18reb+3ast, B.Golden 26+13reb+13ast, A.Moe 19+10reb+3ast, R.Melendez 10+4reb+3ast, J.Quintanilla 8+4reb+3ast, B.Garcia 8+2reb+2ast
Halcones: J.Moss 28+13reb+1ast, J.Araujo 18+5reb+1ast, J.Davis 16+3reb+5ast, R.Miller 14+14reb+1ast, M.Ramos 10+2reb+4ast, J.Angulo 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 537007


Denver-FAS - Canarios 102-94

There was a minor upset in San Salvador where 7th ranked Canarios (5-5) were defeated by ninth ranked Denver-FAS (5-5) 102-94 on Saturday. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Point guard Anthony Brown (193-89, college: Imperial Valley JC) fired 31 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Guard Thomas Alexander (197, college: Arkansas Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Five Denver-FAS players scored in double figures. Guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) produced 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and center Reginald Brown (202-91) added 23 points and 18 rebounds respectively for lost side. Denver-FAS moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Canarios. Denver-FAS will meet at home San Miguel (#12) in the next round. Canarios will play against El Rapido (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Denver-FAS: A.Brown 31+9reb+9ast, T.Alexander 26+10reb+2ast, E.Aguilar 14+4reb+4ast, O.Adedoyin 13+13reb+1ast, J.Maria Rivas 12+5reb+1ast, R.Iglesias 4+2reb
Canarios: W.Hepburn 30+9reb+5ast, D.Lawson 26+3reb+8ast, R.Brown 23+18reb+2ast, E.Herrera 4+3reb, C.Vanegas 3+1reb+1ast, I.Sandoval 3+5reb
gschID: 537008


San Miguel - Isidro Metapan 75-80

Very predictable result when third ranked Isidro Metapan (8-2) defeated on the road 12th ranked San Miguel (3-7) 80-75 on Saturday. Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Venezuelan-Colombian forward Michael Hinestroza-Javes (208-90, college: UALR) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Jordan Johnson (183-92, college: Tenn Tech) produced 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Nduka Ezeamii (203, college: Avila) added 24 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Isidro Metapan maintains third position with 8-2 record having just two points less than leader Santa Tecla. San Miguel lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with seven games lost. Isidro Metapan will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. San Miguel will play against Denver-FAS (#8) in San Salvador and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: D.James 28+11reb+2ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 17+17reb+1ast, E.Mijares 16+6reb+7ast, H.Navas 7+2reb+1ast, A.Regalado 5+1reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 4+3reb+4ast
San Miguel: N.Ezeamii 24+7reb+2ast, J.Johnson 22+9reb+6ast, E.Guzman 8, M.Aguilar 7+2reb+4ast, J.Cruz 7+7reb+2ast, B.De Leon 6+13reb+5ast
gschID: 537002


El Rapido - Sonsonate 77-72

An interesting game took place in La Union where higher ranked Sonsonate (6-5) was upset on the court of tenth ranked El Rapido (4-5) 77-72 on Saturday. Strangely Sonsonate outrebounded El Rapido 51-35 including 17 on the offensive glass. Panamanian Manuel Guevara (186-81) fired 39 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Panamanian Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Yoan Haiti produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) added 16 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Sonsonate players scored in double figures. El Rapido maintains tenth position with 4-5 record. Newly promoted Sonsonate keeps the sixth place with five games lost. El Rapido will meet higher ranked Canarios (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sonsonate will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
El Rapido: M.Guevara 39+5reb+7ast, D.King 15+10reb+1ast, E.Ishman 12+9reb+3ast, C.Marquina 4+3reb, M.Lopez 3+4reb+4ast, M.Benavides 2+2reb+1ast
Sonsonate: M.Gudino 18+9reb+1ast, Y.Haiti 18+19reb+4ast, A.Rojas 16+14reb+2ast, L.Hernandez 10+4reb+5ast, M.Lahud 10+4reb+4ast, J.Rivera 0
gschID: 537003





Wali Hepburn's triple-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old guard Wali Hepburn (193-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Canarios and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 15.
He recorded a triple-double of 27 points adding also 12 rebounds and 11 assists, while his team edged out Arcense (#14, 1-9) 83-81. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Thanks to this victory Canarios moved-up to the 9th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. Canarios is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-5 record. Hepburn just recently signed at Canarios, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lock Haven University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hepburn is in league's top in points (7th best: 27.0ppg), assists (9th best: 4.9apg) and averages solid 3.1bpg and 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Yordany Jaca (195-PF-83) of Arcense. He is Cuban forward in his first season at Arcense. In the last game Jaca recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 23 rebounds. Bad luck as Arcense was edged by the higher-ranked Canarios (#9, 5-5) 83-81. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Arcense keeps 14th position. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Arcense managed to get this year. Jaca is one of the most experienced players at Arcense and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Garland McArthur (197-F-88) of league's second-best Brujos Izalco. McArthur scored 22 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Brujos Izalco, leading his team to a 77-72 win against the lower-ranked Arcense (#14, 1-9). Brujos Izalco is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 8-1 record is not that bad... McArthur has a very solid season. In 9 games in El Salvador he scored 19.2ppg. He also has 11.1rpg and FGP: 63.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Teodoro Romero) of Arcense - 28 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Daniel King (203-PF-87) of El Rapido - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Danny Lawhorn (183-PG) of Arcense - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Travis Elliott (203-C-91) of Brujos Izalco - 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jordan Johnson (183-PG-92) of San Miguel - 36 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Eddie Ishman (196-F-86) of El Rapido - 24 points and 15 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)



Denver-FAS San Salvador tabs Thomas Alexander - by Eurobasket News

Denver-FAS San Salvador (Liga MB) inked American guard Thomas Alexander (197-91kg, college: Arkansas Tech). He played recently at Flight (EBL) in the U.S. Alexander helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in El Salvador



Santa Ana tabs Andre Smith, ex Hang Tuah - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) inked American center Andre Smith (208-109kg, college: William Jessup). He played recently at Hang Tuah in Indonesian IBL league. In 7 games he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 16.1rpg and 1.1spg this season.
Smith's team made it to the Heartland Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He graduated from William Jessup University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in El Salvador



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  ESTONIA  


Estonian Alexela KML round 22 best performance: Martin Paasoja - by Eurobasket News

International Shooting guard Martin Paasoja (191-SG-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Rapla, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Parnu (#4, 13-11) 93-91. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Rapla maintains the 3rd position in Estonian Alexela KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rapla will need more victories to improve their 15-9 record. In the team's last game Paasoja had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Rapla, through which he has constantly improved. Martin Paasoja averages this season 11.3ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Lithuanian Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95, agency: Players Group) of Parnu. Seskus had a very good evening with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Parnu was edged by slightly higher-ranked Rapla (#3, 15-9) 93-91. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Parnu still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 13-11 record is not bad at all. Seskus is a newcomer at Parnu, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Rapla's star - Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90). van der Mars scored 24 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Rapla, helping his team with a 93-91 win against #4 ranked Parnu. Rapla needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 9 lost games. van der Mars has a very solid season. In 24 games in Estonia he scored 17.4ppg. He also has 12.9rpg and FGP: 65.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Indrek Kajupank (200-F-88) of Rapla - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Maks Adam Konate (202-PF-91) of Tartu Ulikool - 16 points and 14 rebounds
6. Sven Kaldre (197-F/G-91) of Rapla - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Domagoj Bubalo (212-C-91) of Parnu - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Reimo Tamm (188-PG-84) of TLU/Kalev - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mario Paiste (186-G-89) of Tarvas - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Domen Bratoz (189-PG-93) of Rapla - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  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.23.8 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.4 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Laine, PeU-Basket22.9 
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.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.0 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.6 
 7. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 8. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.4 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 3. Innamaa, TuNM.5.3 
 4. Salonen, Porvoon .5.0 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 6. Kantonen, Korik.4.6 
 7. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.5 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.5 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.4 
 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.2.5 
 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. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.1 
 10. Marttinen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Sandberg, TuNM.1.8 
 3. Young, Pyrinto II1.8 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 5. Harvey, Oulun N.1.4 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.1 


Korisliiga Round 36: Salon Vilpas keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

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

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Salon Vilpas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Salon Vilpas smashed 7th ranked Kouvot at home 95-71. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds and forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Salon Vilpas' coach Joonas Iisalo felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) with 19 points and 4 assists. Salon Vilpas (25-8) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh place with 19 games lost. Kouvot will play next round against strong Kauhajoen Karhu trying to get back on the winning streak. Salon Vilpas will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Salon Vilpas (25-8) 78-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored that evening 16 points and 7 assists and Al'Lonzo Coleman supported him with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 9 points and 13 assists by the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) did not help to save the game for Helsinki Seagulls. Salon Vilpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helsinki Seagulls will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-18) 98-92. The best player for the winners was Carl Lindbom who scored 39 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was Damon Williams who recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Despite that victory Helsinki Seagulls went down to second position due to points difference. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fifth consecutive game. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will meet Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and hope to secure a win.
The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked BC Nokia (15-18) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (14-19). Kouvot defeated BC Nokia 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Nokia. It was a good game for Raheem Appleby who led his team to a victory with 19 points. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 14-19 record. BC Nokia at the other side keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and it may be quite challenging game. BC Nokia will play at home against Tampereen Pyrinto and hope to win that game.
10th ranked UU-Korihait (5-28) was outscored at home by third ranked Joensuun Kataja (22-9) with the biggest margin this round 87-62 on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Kervin Bristol who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 22-9 record having five points less than leader Salon Vilpas. UU-Korihait lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 28 lost games. Joensuun Kataja will face league's second-placed Helsinki Seagulls at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Salon Vilpas (#1) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 36 KTP Basket lost to Pyrinto on the opponent's court 70-76.

Helsinki Seagulls - Salon Vilpas 70-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Salon Vilpas (25-8) 78-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Helsinki Seagulls was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 40-30 second half run of Salon Vilpas. They outrebounded Helsinki Seagulls 44-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored that evening 16 points and 7 assists and the other American import forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) supported him with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 9 points and 13 assists by the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) did not help to save the game for Helsinki Seagulls. American guard Remy Abell (193-92, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) added 12 points. Salon Vilpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helsinki Seagulls will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Abell 12+3reb+3ast, D.Upson 11+3reb+1ast, G.Lee 10+4reb, A.Nikkarinen 9+4reb+13ast, J.Conley 8+8reb+1ast, C.Lindbom 6+6reb
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 16+3reb+7ast, B.Edwards 13+8reb, M.Koivisto 12+6reb+1ast, O.Jarvi 9+4reb+3ast, A.Coleman 9+8reb+6ast, M.Ojala 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 488085


Pyrinto - KTP Basket 76-70

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked KTP-Basket (12-21) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (12-21) 76-70 on Friday. The game without a history. Tampereen Pyrinto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to KTP-Basket's 34. They outrebounded KTP-Basket 48-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Interperformances) who added 14 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. Four Tampereen Pyrinto players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) with 28 points and 7 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto moved-up to eighth place, which they share with KTP Basket. Tampereen Pyrinto will face higher ranked BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
KTP Basket: A.Scott 28+7reb+3ast, S.Gay 19+12reb, V.Kopio 8+2reb, D.Bailey 7+3reb+2ast, M.Pratt 3+9reb+6ast, M.Barnes 3
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 18+11reb+2ast, T.Nelson 14+15reb+1ast, T.Palmi 10+3reb+1ast, R.Minard 10+5reb+3ast, A.Lehto 9+4reb+3ast, K.Lewis 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 488082


Korihait - Kataja Basket 62-87

10th ranked UU-Korihait (5-28) was outscored at home by third ranked Joensuun Kataja (22-9) with the biggest margin this round 87-62 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. UU-Korihait was better in second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 36. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Haitian center Kervin Bristol (206-88, college: Fordham) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. Five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) scored 5 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 22-9 record having five points less than leader Salon Vilpas. UU-Korihait lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 28 lost games. Joensuun Kataja will face league's second-placed Helsinki Seagulls at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Salon Vilpas (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Korihait: M.Van 12+14reb, E.Holloway 11+2ast, A.Alanen 8+3reb, M.Jalonen 7+1reb+4ast, M.Herbert 6+5reb, P.Peltokangas 5+3reb
Kataja Basket: K.Bristol 16+9reb+1ast, J.Bradley 15+6reb+1ast, D.Bryant 14+1reb+3ast, T.Rannikko 14+4reb+5ast, D.Mullings 10+9reb+3ast, I.Seppala 7+1reb
gschID: 488083


Kouvot - BC Nokia 78-64

The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked BC Nokia (15-18) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (14-19). Kouvot defeated BC Nokia 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Nokia. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kouvot's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-18 extending their advantage to 14 points. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by BC Nokia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. The other American import forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Center Daniel Dolenc (205-93) replied with 16 points and forward Eldar Skamo (198-86) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 14-19 record. BC Nokia at the other side keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and it may be quite challenging game. BC Nokia will play at home against Tampereen Pyrinto and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: D.Dolenc 16+2reb, I.Wilkerson 12+4reb, E.Skamo 9+6reb+2ast, J.Harjula 8+2reb+2ast, S.Barrett 6+7reb+3ast, P.Dia 6+3reb+1ast
Kouvot: R.Appleby 19+3reb+1ast, T.Hirvonen 16+2reb+3ast, R.Buckles 14+7reb+1ast, M.Cuffee 10+8reb+2ast, M.Luosmaa 8+3reb, J.Sinclair 6+3reb
gschID: 488084


Lapua - Helsinki Seagulls 92-98

Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-18) 98-92. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Helsinki Seagulls made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Helsinki Seagulls outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 35-24 including 23 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) who scored 39 points (!!!). American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) who recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 20 points respectively. Four Helsinki Seagulls and five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Helsinki Seagulls went down to second position due to points difference. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fifth consecutive game. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will meet Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Morris 20+4reb, L.Kinnard 17+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 16+1reb, M.Edwards 13+4reb+4ast, D.Williams 12+8reb+6ast, A.Conerly 6+2ast
Helsinki Seagulls: C.Lindbom 39+4reb+2ast, R.Cowels III 15+8reb+5ast, A.Nikkarinen 11+3reb+9ast, G.Lee 10+3reb+1ast, J.Conley 8+7reb+1ast, D.Upson 7+4reb
gschID: 488081


Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 95-71

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Salon Vilpas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Salon Vilpas smashed 7th ranked Kouvot at home 95-71. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds and forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas' coach Joonas Iisalo felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) with 19 points and 4 assists and guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Salon Vilpas (25-8) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh place with 19 games lost. Kouvot will play next round against strong Kauhajoen Karhu trying to get back on the winning streak. Salon Vilpas will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: R.Appleby 19+2reb+4ast, S.Pledger 15+8reb+1ast, R.Buckles 12+9reb, O.Heinonen 8+1reb+3ast, N.Andersen 5+5reb, M.Cuffee 4+2reb+1ast
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 24+9reb+2ast, M.Pounds 15+2reb+1ast, M.Koivisto 15+2reb+2ast, J.Staten 13+1reb+5ast, B.Edwards 11+11reb+2ast, M.Ojala 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 488080





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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, Gravelines17.5 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.3 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges16.0 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.5 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Fall, Chalon9.2 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.2 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines7.8 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.1 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans7.0 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.9 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Bost, Monaco5.0 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.2 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.5 
 10. Roberson, Chalon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 7. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Otule, Antibes0.9 
 10. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 


Craion's double-double lands him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Michael Craion (195-F-89) had a great game in the last round for Lorient and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 29.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed St Vallier (#11, 14-15) with 17-point margin 81-64. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Lorient is placed at 14th position in French NM1. Lorient is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 12-17 record. Craion turned to be Lorient's top player in his first season with the team. Oral Roberts University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Craion is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.6ppg), rebounds (6th best: 7.7rpg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 58.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ron Anderson (205-F/C-89) of RAC Basket. He is American forward in his first season at RAC Basket. In the last game Anderson recorded impressive 27 points and 9 rebounds. It was enough for RAC Basket to edge the lower-ranked Angers BC (#17, 11-18) by 2 points 84-82. RAC Basket's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 18-11 record is not bad at all. Anderson is a newcomer at RAC Basket and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes (#6). Vaty scored 24 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Lourdes, leading his team to a 78-74 win against the lower-ranked Vitre (#15, 12-17). Lourdes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 12 lost games. Vaty has a great season in France. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.0ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 7.3rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kyle Tresnak (208-C-92) of GET Vosges - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Perris Blackwell (205-F-91) of ALS Basket - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Will Felder (201-F-91) of RAC Basket - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Dominique Gentil (197-G/F-88) of Challans - 24 points and 4 rebounds
8. Benjamin Smith (178-PG-87) of Orchies - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Ibrahim Saounera (179-PG-87) of Challans - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists

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



ProB Round 23: Charleville-Mezieres lose to Saint Chamond - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (13-10) and fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Saint Chamond 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-79. Saint Chamond forced 19 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (203-92) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Blois. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face Saint-Quentin (#15) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against STB Le Havre (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (16-7) against ninth ranked Nantes (12-11) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Nantes in Nantes 81-63. It was a great evening for American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Laurence Ekperigin helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) responded with 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Nantes will play against Boulazac Basket (#9) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Lille Metropole (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ProB top team - JL Bourg (17-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked ALM Evreux (12-11) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. It was a quality performance for Youssou Ndoye who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Caleb Walker came up with 9 points and 11 rebounds for ALM Evreux in the defeat. JL Bourg maintains first place with 17-6 record. Loser ALM Evreux keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JL Bourg will meet SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play against Poitiers (#10) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Denain. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-13) to thirteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-13) 70-67 in the game for the eleventh place. The best player for the winners was Antti Kanervo who scored 17 points. Denain Voltaire's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Denain Voltaire. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between tenth ranked STB Le Havre (12-11) and 17th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-15) in Le Havre on Friday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Boulogne-sur-Mer 95-70. Dinma Odiakosa orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: St Quentin beat Vichy Clermont on the road 73-67. Poitiers was destroyed by Boulazac on its own court 66-89. Rouen unfortunately lost to Blois in a road game 78-94. Maurienne recorded a loss to Lille at home 76-80.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Ryan Rhoomes of St Quentin.

Vichy Clermont - St Quentin 67-73

No shocking result in a game when fifteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (10-13) beat on the road bottom-ranked JA Vichy (8-15) 73-67 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 34-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Saint-Quentin looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Point guard Malela Mutuale (188-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-89, agency: Octagon Europe) added 18 points in the effort for JA Vichy. JA Vichy's coach gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. JA Vichy lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face Saint Chamond (#14) at home in the next round. JA Vichy will play against Denain Voltaire (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Ona-Embo 18+3reb+3ast, C.Bronchard 12+10reb+3ast, J.Cole 10+1reb, R.Morency 8+9reb+2ast, G.Lessort 6+5reb, R.El Amrani 4+1ast
St Quentin: M.Mutuale 18+4reb+2ast, R.Rhoomes 11+9reb+4ast, R.Nyakundi 10+3reb+2ast, P.Drouault 10+5reb+1ast, H.Laroche 9+5reb+9ast, J.Robinson 7+1reb
gschID: 484477


Poitiers - Boulazac 66-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Boulazac Basket and 10th ranked Poitiers had identical 11-11 record. But Poitiers was not able to use a home court advantage and was smashed by the opponent from Boulazac 89-66 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-66. Boulazac Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Poitiers' 24. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Poitiers' players. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Arnaud Kerckhof (193-84) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) answered with 14 points and 4 assists and Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Poitiers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boulazac Basket (12-11) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Poitiers keeps the tenth position with 12 games lost. Boulazac Basket will face Nantes (#6) at home in the next round. Poitiers will play against ALM Evreux (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: J.Threatt 14+4reb+4ast, Y.Fall 10+8reb+1ast, C.Leonard 10+1reb+1ast, J.Greer 8+2reb+1ast, M.Joseph 7+2reb+1ast, D.Reed 7+1reb+1ast
Boulazac: J.Williams 16+7reb+3ast, T.Sapp 14+2reb+3ast, M.Zianveni 11+2reb+4ast, A.Kerckhof 11+3reb+6ast, A.Tanghe 10+4reb+1ast, T.Gipson 9+5reb
gschID: 484475


Bourg - Evreux 87-66

ProB top team - JL Bourg (17-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked ALM Evreux (12-11) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. 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 87-66. It was a quality performance for Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) came up with 9 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 14 points respectively for ALM Evreux in the defeat. JL Bourg maintains first place with 17-6 record. Loser ALM Evreux keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JL Bourg will meet SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play against Poitiers (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Evreux: B.Pinault 15+3reb, C.Henry 14+3reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 9+5reb, C.Walker 9+11reb, R.Dibo 7+4reb, A.Anagonye 7+3reb
Bourg: Z.Peacock 18+7reb, Y.Ndoye 17+10reb, G.Sim 14+3reb+6ast, P.Braud 11+1ast, P.Pelos 10+2reb, M.Houmounou 8+5reb+6ast
gschID: 484472


Blois - Rouen 94-78

Very predictable result when fifth ranked ADA Blois (13-10) won against at home 11th ranked SPO Rouen (10-13) 94-78 on Saturday. ADA Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 assists. His fellow American import Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. ADA Blois' coach Mickael Hay used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Soriah Bangura (200-93) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for SPO Rouen. Four ADA Blois and five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. ADA Blois moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Charleville. Loser SPO Rouen keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. ADA Blois will face Chorale de Roanne (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Aix-Maurienne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: S.Bangura 17+7reb+1ast, H.Palsson 15+3reb+3ast, D.Colter 13+1reb+4ast, J.Fairell 13+8reb+2ast, J.Woodard 13+8reb+1ast, G.Curier 7+3reb+4ast
Blois: F.Turner 19+1reb+14ast, L.Wilson 18+8reb+2ast, B.Monclar 15+5reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 14+4reb+1ast, T.Hieu-Courtois 9+3reb+2ast, F.Tortosa 7+1reb
gschID: 484469


St Chamond - Charleville 84-79

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (13-10) and fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Saint Chamond 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-79. Saint Chamond forced 19 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (203-92) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Blois. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face Saint-Quentin (#15) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against STB Le Havre (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: M.Kone 24+12reb+1ast, M.Hermannsson 10+3reb+5ast, W.Brown 10+2reb+2ast, J.Fouse 9+4reb+2ast, A.Auburtin 6, V.Mukuna 6+1reb
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 18+7reb+3ast, B.Walker 15+1reb+5ast, J.Rinna 14+4reb+2ast, E.Zukauskas 13+5reb+5ast, K.Larson 10+4reb+2ast, P.Turpin 5+3ast
gschID: 484476


Nantes - Provence Basket 81-63

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (16-7) against ninth ranked Nantes (12-11) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Nantes in Nantes 81-63. The game was mostly controlled by Nantes. Provence Basket was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Nantes players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) responded with 15 points and American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Nantes will play against Boulazac Basket (#9) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Lille Metropole (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 15+3reb+1ast, A.Broussard 15+4reb+2ast, R.Desroses 10+2reb+1ast, M.Dia 8+5reb+2ast, L.Akono 6, J.Maille 4+3reb+6ast
Nantes: C.McKnight 21+11reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 19+3reb+2ast, L.Ekperigin 16+9reb+3ast, V.Fofana 8+5reb+3ast, V.Bigote 8+1reb, K.Mitchell 7+5reb+9ast
gschID: 484474


Le Havre - Boulogne 95-70

The game between tenth ranked STB Le Havre (12-11) and 17th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-15) in Le Havre on Friday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Boulogne-sur-Mer 95-70. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. STB Le Havre outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 46-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Gauthier Denis (201-97) contributed with 22 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Center Adolphe-Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-79) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dutch Worthy de-Jong (194-88) added 14 points in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: W.de Jong 14+3reb+3ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 14+10reb+1ast, T.Gipson 8+2reb+3ast, K.Moendadze 8+2reb+2ast, A.Moisy 7+1reb+3ast, X.Corosine 7+2reb+2ast
Le Havre: G.Denis 22+2reb+1ast, D.Odiakosa 17+17reb+4ast, B.King 15+8ast, J.Greene 9+4reb+8ast, N.Pope 9+5reb+2ast, F.Paschal 8+2reb
gschID: 484473


Denain - Roanne 67-70

A very interesting game took place in Denain. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-13) to thirteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-13) 70-67 in the game for the eleventh place. It looked good early as Denain Voltaire took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chorale de Roanne had a 24-11 second period charge getting the lead and Denain Voltaire was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-70. The best player for the winners was Finnish Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 17 points. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Denain Voltaire's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Denain Voltaire. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: K.Spain 19+6reb+1ast, T.Tarpey 16+5reb+1ast, C.Abouo 16+7reb+1ast, B.Gillet 7+1reb+2ast, Y.Smock 4+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 3+1reb+3ast
Roanne: A.Kanervo 17+2reb+2ast, J.Burton 16+5reb, C.Cavallo 11+5reb+2ast, A.Rozenfeld 9+5reb+6ast, A.Gavrilovic 7+6reb, T.Ville 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 484471


Maurienne - Lille 76-80

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-14) lost to fourth ranked Lille Metropole (14-9) in Aix-les-Bains 76-80 on Friday. Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Rayvonte Rice (193-92, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. Five Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Lille Metropole will face league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Aix-Maurienne will play on the road against SPO Rouen (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: R.Rice 17+7reb, G.Noel 16+5reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 12+2reb+6ast, M.Sonko 12+6reb+6ast, K.Atamna 10+5reb+5ast, A.Williamson 5+5reb
Lille: J.MBida 27+6reb, J.Traore 17+10reb+6ast, D.Burton 13+4reb+6ast, T.Ceci-Diop 8+5reb, B.Pamba-Juille 7+2reb+5ast, L.Asceric 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484470





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Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV26.3 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv19.6 
 3. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.2 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.16.1 
 7. Jokic, Strumica15.5 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv15.0 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 10. Misanovic, Rabotnicki14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.8 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 3. Brooks, Ohrid AV9.5 
 4. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.6 
 5. Shane, Ohrid AV7.3 
 6. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 7. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.5 
 8. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 9. Besovic, Strumica6.1 
 10. Ibitayo, Vardar6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Karpos S.
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Perry, Karpos S.7.0 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV6.5 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.4 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.5.2 
 5. Bogoev, Strumica4.8 
 6. Katnic, MZT Skopje4.5 
 7. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.4 
 8. McNeaill, Kozuv4.4 
 9. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 10. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.1 
 2. Perry, Karpos S.2.5 
 3. Drenovac, MZT S.2.0 
 4. Brooks, Ohrid AV1.8 
 5. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 6. Brown, Kumanovo1.5 
 7. Jokic, Strumica1.5 
 8. Robev, Vardar1.5 
 9. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 10. Hall, Kozuv1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV2.3 
 2. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar1.1 
 4. Lalic, MZT Skopje1.0 
 5. Mladenovski, MZT S.1.0 
 6. Pantic, Feni I.1.0 
 7. Krstevski, Kozuv0.9 
 8. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 9. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 10. Djekic, Feni I.0.7 


Karpos Sokoli tabs Marko Popovic - by Eurobasket News

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje (Prva Liga) inked 33-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Marko Popovic (193-84, agency: Stealth Sport). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Popovic He started the season at Shahrdary Tabriz in Iranian Superleague. In only one game he had 5 points this season. The last season Popovic played at TBV Start in Polish TBL where in 16 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Popovic received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention award back in 2013. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2009.
Popovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Dinamo Tbilisi), Greece (Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Montenegro (Ibon Niksic) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Vojvodina Srbijagas, Sloga, Smederevo and KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Georgian Superleague round 22 best performance: Sergo Atuashvili - by Eurobasket News

Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Rustavi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Sokhumi (#4, 9-13) with 19-point margin 88-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Rustavi maintains the 3rd position in Georgian Superleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rustavi will need more victories to improve their 13-9 record. In the team's last game Atuashvili had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Rustavi's top player in his first season with the team. Sergo Atuashvili has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.4rpg) and averages impressive 1.6bpg and 52.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Kaheem Ransom (185-PG) of Mgzavrebi. Ransom had a very good evening with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Mgzavrebi was edged by the higher-ranked Batumi (#5, 8-14) 81-78. Mgzavrebi are still at the very bottom. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories Mgzavrebi managed to get this year. Ransom is well-known at Mgzavrebi and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 5.7rpg and 4.6apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of league's second-best Kutaisi. Tsintsadze showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Kutaisi, leading his team to a 82-78 win against the lower-ranked Cactus Tbilisi (#6, 8-14). Kutaisi needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 6 lost games. Tsintsadze has a great season in Georgia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.2ppg (5th best) and assists with 6.0apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thomas Spagnolo (201-F-91) of Rustavi - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-SG-93) of Batumi - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Levan Patsatsia (198-SF-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Revaz Chachanidze (183-PG-90) of Rustavi - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Beqa Chikviladze (196-F/G-91) of Cactus Tbilisi - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Illya Shemosiuk (188-PG-85) of Batumi - 26 points, 3 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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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, ALBA16.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg16.0 
 5. Lewis, Bayreuth15.9 
 6. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 7. Paulding, EWE B.15.7 
 8. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.6 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 3. Eatherton, Goett.7.2 
 4. Pierre, Braunsch.7.2 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 7. McGhee, Walter T.6.8 
 8. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 9. Marei, Bayreuth6.7 
 10. Knight, Jena6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.4 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.4 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Broadus, Vechta5.4 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.1 
 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.2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 7. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
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 .1.2 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Horton, Telekom .0.9 
 10. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 2. Alexander, ETB W.18.0 
 3. Pinkins, Hanau17.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg16.9 
 6. Warren, MBC16.8 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.6 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.9 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.7 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen9.0 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.2 
 6. Sturner, Dresden7.1 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz7.0 
 8. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 9. Kronhardt, Kirch.6.8 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.7 
 3. Adams, Uni Baskets5.7 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.6 
 5. Moore, Ehingen5.5 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.5 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.2 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.2 
 9. Zazai, MBC5.1 
 10. Watkins, Nuernberg4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.3 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.0 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.7 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim1.6 
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, Baunach1.2 
 7. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 8. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 9. Grim, Uni Baskets1.2 
 10. van, Trier1.1 


The Fraport Skyliners Heat Up In The 4th For Chris Williams Disposing BG Goettingen 81-67 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

If one would have spontaneously asked Fraport Skyliner Quantez Robertson if the numbers 34 and 35 had any special mathematical meaning, the ex Auburn star would probably have given his typical Tez smirk and replied, 'were those some of the most points that NCAA teams won by in the first round of March Madness'? Actually Robertson was involved with one of these numbers last weekend. Last weekend it was a story of two tales concerning the basketball fate of the Fraport Skyliners and BG Goettingen as one team destroyed their opponent while the other team stunk up the building. 2010 Eurochallenge winner BG Goettingen got severely rattled at home 101-66 to this season's big surprise team medi Bayreuth as the Bavarian team had five players scoring in double figures and Americans Demon Brooks and Joseph Lewis combined for 43 points as the club won the rebound duel and dominated in the paint shooting at a high percentage. The Fraport Skyliners on the other hand rebounded from a bitter loss in Ludwigsburg manhandling the Basket Lowen Braunschweig 92-56 as they led from the get go never looked back as the club was led by Shawn Huff with 17 points and Quantez Robertson and Shavon Shields added 16 points apiece. Frankfurt dominated the rebounds and spread the ball around the way a team led by Gordon Herbert should. One hot team Frankfurt was meeting cold team BG Goettingen, and the Fraport Skyliners were able to get revenge from their loss in Goettingen earlier in the season as they had a strong fourth quarter disposing of BG Goettingen 81-67. After any game in Frankfurt it is customary for the players of Frankfurt to sign autographes for the fans and after 15 minutes the last two Americans left were Quantez Robertson and Mike Morrison who were joking around and were in such good spirits that they could easily moonlight with their own sitcom once their playing days are over. 'Having a sitcom would be fun. I would be beating up Mike all the time. All Mike is doing on road trips is eating and drinking juice. Sometimes I just need to get away from him', joked Quantez Robertson. However when talk came about the two numbers 35 and 34, the Ohio native joked that math wasn't his strong suit in school. 'I wasn't good at math. From those two numbers you mentioned, I remember 34 being my old baseball jersey in school and 35 was just out there', smiled Quantez Robertson.

Even if there was a game to be played, Skyliner fans of old had one thing on their mind and that was Skyliner legend Chris Williams who had surprisingly passed away four days ago at only the age of 36 due to blood clotting to the heart. Williams played only two years with the Skyliners, but in those two years was instrumental in the team winning a their only league title to date in 2004 and reaching a league final in 2005. He belonged to the top power forwards in the BBL and was named league MVP. He also will be remembered as possibly being the best player in the history of the organization. The club organized a minute of silence before the tip off and there was one person who was extremely sad and probably had millions of thoughts flowing through his mind in that minute which probably felt like 10 minutes. That person was Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert who had coached Williams for one season and remembered the Alabama native very well despite having coached him 13 years ago. 'I was thinking about the kind of person he was. He was a great teammate and was very sociable. His death really shocked me. His death made me realize just how short life can be. I still remember exactly where he was on the floor when he made that amazing cross over dribble and dunked the ball in the final. Tyrone Ellis helped him become a better professional and taught him how to build his career better', stressed head coach Gordon Herbert. Fraport Skyliner guard AJ English was pleased about the win knowing that coach Herbert wanted a better performance in the second half, but at the same time shocked how quickly a life can end when confronted with the Chris Williams death. 'Alex Ruoff kept them in the game. He hit some difficult shots. I remember watching him as a kid when he was at West Virginia. We stepped it up in the fourth quarter, got defensive stops and kept moving the ball and made shots. We started slow, but picked it up in the fourth quarter. I saw Williams face the last days as there was a lot of talk, but didn't know who he was. It is very sad how he died. I know the feeling as I have lost guys like that. For BG Goettingen it has been a tough season and after being destroyed at home by medi Bayreuth last weekend, they stayed with Frankfurt for 30 minutes, but lost control of their energy in the fourth quarter. 'We ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. Frankfurt made a big run and on defense they pressured us much and we turned the ball over too much and made everything uncomfortable for us. That was a very sad story with Chris Williams. His sudden death puts life and basketball in perspective. It's not always about winning and losing', stressed BG Goettingen forward Adam Waleskowski.

4,200 people were in the Fraport arena on a mild day and witnessed a horrible start by the Fraport Skyliners who were without Germans Niklas Kiel and Max Merz as they fell behind quickly 8-0 as they couldn't match the intensity of BG Goettingen. In the run, the 2010 Eurochallenge winner got buckets from ex Florida State (NCAA) forward Adam Waleskowski from the parking lot, a lay in from ex Northeastern (NCAA) center Scott Eatherton who got the perfect lob pass from Ruoff, and a trey from Dutch national player Leon Williams. After being stumped on their first three offensive possessions by BG Goettingen, Frankfurt finally got on the board as Florida native Mike Morrison made a running hook shot. Frankfurt found a rhythm on offense as Robertson got a tip in and Finish national player Shawn Huff produced two mid distance jumpers and suddenly Frankfurt trailed only 11-8. BG Goettingen kept the lead and kept executing on offense as ex Wichita St (NCAA) forward Darius Carter found some daylight in the paint making a huge one hand dunk and Williams made his bread and butter mid distance shot as BG Goettingen led 15-11. After an AJ English trey, BG Goettingen continued to score even if their shots were difficult as Williams and Ruoff made shots in the lane as BG Goettingen led 19-12.Frankfurt closed out the first quarter strong going on a 6-2 run to trail 21-18 after 10 minutes. Frankfurt got to the line as Robertson and Shavon Shields scored and German Stefan Ilzhoefer nailed a trey. 'I think that Frankfurt might have had some back lash form the Gala last night as they started off slow. BG Goettingen started with a lot of intensity and played good inside out basketball and took advantage of the mismatches. AJ English came in and Frankfurt came back and Shawn Huff just did everything right when he was on the floor'; stressed Fraport Skyliner youth coach Igor Starcevic. BG Goettingen was shooting 53% from the field and 67% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 40% from the field and 33% from outside. Frankfurt had the 10-7 rebound edge, but two turnovers while BG Goettingen had one turnover.

In the second quarter there were five lead changes, but Frankfurt had the lead going into half-time. Both teams started off sluggish, but it was Alex Ruoff who continued to dazzle everyone with his difficult shot selection and deadly accuracy as he made two very tough shots in traffic keeping Frankfurt at bay as BG Goettingen led 25-21. Frankfurt then went on a 5-0 run to get their first lead of the day 26-25 as American Kwame Vaughn (190-G-90, college: CS Fullerton) made a runner and Stefan Ilzhoefer made his second trey of the game. After the game, he was more than content with his six points, three assists and two rebounds in 19 minutes. 'I was a little tired from the Pro B game last night. I knew that I would play and went easy into the game. Coach always stresses taking shots and I do. I got some good looks and made my shots. I have confidence, but I first need to do my job on defense and the offense will come by it's self', stressed Stefan ilzhoefer. Ilzhoefer teammate AJ English started to beam when he heard the German's name. 'He had been injured for a while, but he has all the tools for his size. I always tell him when he is open to shoot. I would even pass up a shot for him, but I would do that for anyone who had a better look. Well maybe not if Mike Morrison was behind the three', smiled AJ English. Both teams then traded the lead as Huff and Ruoff traded buckets as BG Goettingen led 32-31. Morrison then executed on a left handed hook shot as Frankfurt grabbed back the lead 33-32 and would never look trail again in the contest. BG Goettingen stayed on their heels as ex Walter Tiger Tuebingen guard and Williams scored, but Shields and Vaughn also connected inside as Frankfurt led 41-36 at the break. 'Ilzhoefer played with a lot of confidence and BG Goettingen continued to hit very difficult shots despite Frankfurt's solid defense', added Igor Starcevic. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 52% from the field and 45% from the three point line while BG Goettingen was shooting 50% from the field and 50% from the three point line. BG Goettingen had the 17-15 rebound edge, but six turnovers while Frankfurt had five turnovers.

In the third quarter the Fraport Skyliners played with more confidence and upped their lead, but were unable to hold it as BG Goettingen made a run at the end. Frankfurt started strong going on a 7-0 run to get their biggest lead of the game at 48-38. In the run, the club got a hard dunk from Morrison as Vaughn supplied him the bait, Shields dropped a trey and Mahir Agva connected over the double team. Ex Gonzaga (NCAA) sniper Matis Monnighof scored in bunches, but Vaughn snuck inside as Morrison fed him a perfect pass from the high post as Frankfurt led 53-44. BG Goettingen then caught Frankfurt off guard going on a timely 8-0 run to cut their deficit to 53-52 after 30 minutes. In the run, BG Goettingen got big support from four different players as ex Phoenix Hagen guard Malte Schwatz nailed an open 20 footer from the wing, Sanders supplied Carter with a pass off the penetration which he buried inside, Sanders then sped to the hole as Frankfurt supplied nonexistent one on one defense and Waleskowski scooped down an offense rebound and finished with a turnaround shot. 'Basketball is a game of runs and they had theirs at the end and they executed well', stressed AJ English. 'We defended better in that run and caused some turnovers, knocked down shots and Darius Carter supplied important energy from the bench', added Adam Waleskowski. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 46% from the field and 35% from the parking lot while BG Goettingen was shooting 46% from the field and 43% from the parking lot. BG Goettingen had the 26-21 rebound edge and nine turnovers while Frankfurt had seven turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Fraport Skyliners dominated as BG Goettingen looked like a team about three classes behind Frankfurt. The Fraport Skyliners exploded going on a 21-4 run to decide the game leading 74-56. Frankfurt stopped BG Goettingen's first four possessions and got seven points out of it as Shields made a step back shot, English a lay in and Robertson heaved home a trey as Frankfurt led 62-52. BG Goettingen then got on the board as Williams made a lay in in traffic. However Frankfurt kept their offensive explosion in tact going on a 12-2 run to lead 74-56. In the run, it was Shields and Morrison who scored in buckets suppling the offensive power. Shields owned the paint making a lay in and elegant floater while Morrison let out the beast in him making a lay in and massive two handed dunk. BG Goettingen had non existent defense inside as Vaughn and English continued the onslaught with two buckets near the rim. The game was decided with three minutes to play. BG Goettingen did get some better offensive production down the stretch as Schwarz and Carter nailed three's and Eatherton who was controlled well for the most part by Frankfurt made a lay in, but Frankfurt didn't let up and continued to execute as Vaughn drilled home a trey and scored inside as Frankfurt led 79-64. With 1.19 to play Germans Isaac Bonga and Garai Zeeb were inserted. Carter and Huff put the finishing touches on an average Sunday afternoon basketball game, but fans were treated with some entertaining baskets throughout the contest. 'We did a good job getting offensive rebounds in the fourth and knocking down shots', added Quantez Robertson. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Americans Kwame Vaughn, AJ English and Shavon Shields who supplied 15 points apiece. Mike Morrison added 10 points. BG Goettingen was led by Alex Ruoff and Darius Carter with 12 points apiece and Leon Williams had 11 points. The Fraport Skyliners shot 51% from the field and 35% from outside while BG Goettingen shot 47% from the field and 47% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 33-29 and had only eight turnovers while BG Goettingen coughed up the ball 13 times.

Kwame Vaughn (190-G-90, college: CS Fullerton)



The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Live Another Day Forcing Another Do Or Die Game Beating Lok Bernau 76-61 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Even if they don't want to admit it, guys like Travis Thompson (185-G-91, college: Alaska-Anch.), Garai Zeeb or Konstantin Schubert will never forget the massive one sided drubbing they got last season in the playoffs as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors got hammered by Weissenhorn in game one by 69 points, but for some reason, the club has had a knack of rebounding back from tough situations as they came back strong rebounding from that massacre and winning two do or die games in a row and advancing to the pro B finals where they were swept by Ehingen. This season, they had a do or die game on the last game day beating the Giants Nordlingen in fine fashion as they were led by Isaac Bonga who celebrated his first professional triple double. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors slid into the Pro B playoffs with a 4 game winning streak and a lot of momentum, but that came to a crushing halt as they were brought down to reality as they faced top Pro B north team Lok Bernau losing 75-64. German wunderkind Isaac Bonga was close to another triple double as he finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, but the overall team carelessness with taking care of the ball in the second half set their doom as they coughed up the ball 22 times while Lok Bernau has only 10 turnovers thus giving them 12 extra possessions. It was time for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors to rebound back again as they had another do or die situation, but they were at home in their own Basketball City Mainhatten living room and still had the memory of their big do or die win against the Giants Nordlingen two weeks ago and wanted to force another do or die game in Bernau and did setting the tone of the game early and breaking away in the second quarter and never looked back as the Frankfurt depth was too much for the Lok Bernau depth as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors brushed aside Lok Bernau 76-61. After the match, a content top scorer Travis Thompson was all smiles reminiscing about the big do or die win. 'We came out good early and rebounded well. We moved ball better and Isaac Bonga hit some three's. We were able to stop their run and were able to make our own run. We also hit many timely shots that helped us get this win', stressed Alaska native Travis Thompson. After the loss, 31 year old BBL veteran Robert Kulawick who played 294 games in the BBL showed his role model style carrying the water bottles to the locker room something that usually is reserved for the kids was very disappointed with the performance of his team. 'We slept at the start and didn't have the needed intensity which punished us to the end. I have to compliment my team for the comeback, but it came down to not getting stops and then Frankfurt coming back and hitting a three. I have to compliment Frankfurt for holding us to 61 points. They did a very good job', stressed 2010 Eurochallenge winner Robert Kulawick.

Already in game one in Berlin saw the reunion of two ex Campbellville (NAIA) teammates Rilwan Bakare and Jonas Boehm who played together in the 2011-2012 season and the American got revenge after losing last week end in Berlin. 'It was weird playing him again. After we were teammates and I got cut and at that point, I wasn't sure I would ever play professional basketball. I did finish school and start a professional career, but never thought we would meet again. We battled then in practice and now as opponents. Jonas is a good guy', stressed Rilwan Bakare. The first quarter was a very even affair, but Lok Bernau only had two leads first at 4-3 courtesy of a Pierre Bland lay in, but the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had their offense cooking early as they got everyone involved as young German Armin Trtovac scored in bunches barreling his way to the hoop in traffic connecting twice, 20 year old perfect German role player Jamine Knothe nailed home a trey and Chicago native Rilwan Bakare made a hook shot as Frankfurt led 12-7. Lok Bernau then had their first real good offensive run going on a 7-0 run to get their second and last lead of the game at 14-12. In the run, they got good production from Parker-Rivera with free throws, a trey from Florida native Pierre Bland and a runner from the wing from ex Giessen 46er Konstantin Kovalev. However basketball is and will always be a game of runs as Frankfurt closed out the first frame with a 7-0 run as they got all their points from 17 year old 205cm point guard Isaac Bonga who nailed free throws, dropped a trey and made a pretty left handed lay in as Frankfurt led 19-16. 'We came out strong and knew that we had to be ready as they are a very good team that have good players at every position. We rebounded very well which helped us though out the game', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 58% from the field and 33% from outside while Lok Bernau was shooting 26% from the field and 13% from outside. Frankfurt had the 11-7 rebound edge, but six turnovers while Lok Bernau had two turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors started to break away as they started to move the ball better and suddenly found more open shots against the once very aggressive defense. German Tim Oldenburg got Frankfurt on the board first with a back door lay in as German Garai Zeeb once again presented his keen eye for the teammate with the perfect feed. Frankfurt continued to produce on offense as Bonga continued to have the hot hand from the parking lot as he connected for two trey's and Stefan Ilzhoefer made a floater for the Frankfurt 29-20 advantage. Frankfurt then went on a 10-3run totally breaking open the game as they extended their lead to 39-23. Everything was falling in for Frankfurt as they had that ST Patricks Day luck while for Lok Bernau, they were suffering easy misses and more in and out's than head coach Rene Schilling wanted. In the run, Frankfurt was led by Travis Thompson who nailed two three's and had a lay in on the fast break as Bonga fed him with the pretty no look pass. Ilzhoefer presented the spectators with an acrobatic submarine lay in high off the glass that was the shot of the night. Lok Bernau rode into the break with buckets from German Robert Glockner and Kovalev, but Frankfurt led 42-27. 'They weren't switching as well anymore and we were able to move the ball better. We also got some three's from Bonga. He has spent extra time in the gym and has become a real option for us from outside', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting an overwhelming 62% from the field and 47% form the three point line while Lok Bernau was shooting 28% from the field and 15% from the three point line. Frankfurt led the rebound battle 19-14, but had 10 turnovers while Lok Bernau had six turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners Juniors defense rattled Lok Bernau in the first minutes of the thid quarter, but they came back going on a run and getting back into the game. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors came into the third quarter upping their defensive to an aggressive form that didn't suit Lok Bernau as they were denied in their first 7 possessions, but the guests didn't play too bad defense either as they stopped Frankfurt 5 times, but allowed a trey to Thompson and a runner to Ilzhoefer that gave Lok Bernau their biggest deficit of the night at 47-27. However Lok Bernau recovered well and got back into the game going on a crushing 13-3 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 51-40. The run was started and sparked by 18 year old German guard Bennet Hundt from the bench who drilled home back to back trey's which was followed by a Parker-Rivera lay in. German big man Tim Schneider also supplied a three point bomb and alley-op tap in which was given from ex Braunschweig guard Robert Kulawick. Kulawick then had German Nino Valentic jumping up from the bench as he dropped a three as Frankfurt led by only 11 points. Thompson made a runner in the last seconds as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors led 53-41 after three quarters. 'They have a good team and eventually they were going to make a run. We did a good job standing our ground and we made ours. We have many young guys, but they are mature enough and we were able to hold their run and make ours', added Travis Thompson. 'We tried to pressure at the start of the third, but they carried their momentum over from the second quarter. We just stuck with them and came back step by step', said Robert Kulawick. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 51% from the field and 41% from the parking lot while Lok Bernau was shooting 29% from the field and 24% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the 29-27 rebound edge, but 14 turnovers while Lok Bernau had eight turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, Lok Bernau cut the Frankfurt lead down to as much as five, but couldn't get consistent stops on defense to annoy Frankfurt any more. Lok Bernau got the ball rolling with a 7-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 55-48. A big Kovalev step back trey from the corner at the shot clock buzzer got Lok Bernau the needed self confidence to continue to score on offense, but a Thompson trey didn't hamper them on offense as they went on a vicious 5-0 as Bennet Hundt connected again from downtown and then they used their big weapon their fast break game as Bland fed Schneider for the huge two handed stuff. However then as so often has been the case this season, Frankfurt relied on their potent team basketball as they just wore down their guests going on a 8-2 run to extend their lead to 66-55. In the run, they got two deadly three pointers from Zeeb and Ilzhoefer. It didn't help that Lok Bernau got their fifth team foul which put them at the penalty and Frankfurt closed out the game with free throws from Zeeb, Thompson and Bonga held their nerves and made their free throws. 'We hit timely shots and closed out the game at the free throw line. We did a good job closing the lane with our bodies', expressed Travis Thompson. 'Frankfurt played a great game. They didn't let us play our game. Even when we cut the lead down to five in the fourth, they hit big shot after big shot to help them excel', added Timajh Parker-Rivera. Now it comes down to a do or die game in Bernau Tuesday. The question is how complete will the Fraport Skyliners Juniors be in terms of how many BBL license players will make the trip up north. For Robert Kulawick, it won't matter who comes, they will be ready. 'We have to play with more energy. We will prepare for as if all will be on board. We have to use our home court advantage', warned Robert Kulawick. 'For Frankfurt, it will be a game to see if they can survive the Lok Bernau home court. 'We are the eighth seed and have no expectations. The pressure will be on them', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Travis Thompson with 23 points. Stefan Ilzhoefer produced 15 points while Isaac Bonga added 14 points. Lok Bernau was led by Pierre Bland with 14 points while Tim Schneider added 11 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 50% from the field and 415 from outside while Lok Bernau shot 32% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 38-34, but coughed up the ball 19 times while Lok Bernau did 10 times.



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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, Koroivos15.4 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.5 
 5. Cummings, Aris13.6 
 6. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 7. Gotcher, Koroivos13.4 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR13.0 
 9. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.8 
 10. Robert, 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. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.4 
 8. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 9. Faye, Promitheas6.3 
 10. Evans, Lavrio6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.5 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.4 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.3 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.1 
 8. Blassingame, Promi.3.9 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Releford, Kolossos.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 3. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 4. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 5. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 7. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Jones, Promitheas1.3 
 10. Johnson, Lavrio1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 4. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 5. Kavvadas, Aris1.1 
 6. Orton, Kymis1.1 
 7. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 8. Jackson, Aris1.1 
 9. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 10. Kravic, AGOR1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas18.3 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros18.2 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.9 
 4. Redikas, Arkadikos16.5 
 5. Milosevic, Holargos16.5 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.8 
 7. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.0 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros15.0 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.6 
 10. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.2 
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, Irakleio7.9 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.4 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 7. Koutroulias, Holargos6.7 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.7 
 9. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.5 
 10. Gkelios, Kavala6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 8
 1. Nikou, Psychiko8.0 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.0 
 3. Liakopoulos, Faros5.6 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Milosevic, Holargos5.3 
 6. Zoupas, Amyntas .5.2 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.9 
 8. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.8 
 9. Koukas, Doukas4.7 
 10. Karydas, Panionios4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 2. Nikou, Psychiko1.8 
 3. Prodromou, Arkad.1.7 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Koutras, GS Laris.1.6 
 6. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.6 
 7. Laane, Ethnikos1.6 
 8. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.6 
 9. Dimakos, Faros1.5 
 10. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.2 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Koutroulias, Holargos1.0 
 5. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 6. Melissaratos, Panio.0.9 
 7. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.8 
 8. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 9. Paulos, Pagrati0.6 
 10. Kasabalis, Aiolos A.0.6 


A2 Round 22: Top-ranked Panionios win another game - by Eurobasket News

A2 top team - Panionios (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed ninth ranked AE Larissas (10-12) in Athens 86-60. They outrebounded AE Larissas 38-23 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Sakis Karydas (182-79) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Sotiris Billis (198-96) contributed with 16 points for the winners. point guard Apollon Deligiorgis (192-93) replied with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for AE Larissas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 20-2 record. AE Larissas lost third consecutive game. AE Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the ninth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Amyntas Dafnis. Panionios are looking forward to face Doxa Pefkon (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AE Larissas will play against Psychiko and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Athens was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Iraklis (19-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Psychiko (11-11). Iraklis managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Kostas Totsios chipped in 23 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Iraklis have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-3 record behind leader Panionios. Psychiko at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Holargos. Iraklis will play against bottom-ranked Pagrati (#16) in Athens in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Psychiko will play on the road against AE Larissas (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Arkadia between Amyntas Dafnis and Arkadikos. Tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (10-12) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Arkadikos (7-15). Amyntas Dafnis managed to escape with a 2-point win 84-82 on Saturday evening. Leonidas Zoupas notched a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 assists to lead the effort. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by Dovydas Redikas did not help to save the game for Arkadikos. Amyntas Dafnis have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with AE Larissas. Arkadikos lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Amyntas Dafnis will meet at home GS Larissas (#15) in the next round where they are favorite. Arkadikos will play against Holargos and hope to secure a win.
The game between 15th ranked GS Larissas (5-17) and fourth ranked Faros (16-5) in Larissas ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Keratsiniou outscored GS Larissas 103-66. Vaggelis Karaboulas fired 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Faros have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 16-5 record. Newly promoted GS Larissas keeps the fifteenth place with 17 games lost. Faros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Doukas (#3) in Athens and it may be the game of the week. GS Larissas will play on the road against Amyntas Dafnis (#10) in Athens and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 22 were not that significant. Irakleio beat Pagrati on the road 87-80. Holargos won against Kavala on its own court 86-68. Doxa Pefkon unfortunately lost to Ethnikos in Piraeus 80-86. Doukas managed to beat Aiolos Astakou at home 76-64.
The most impressive performance of 22th round was 19 points and 4 assists by Ioannis Angelopoulos of Amyntas Dafnis.

Psychiko - Iraklis 83-88

The game in Athens was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Iraklis (19-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Psychiko (11-11). Iraklis managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. Iraklis forced 20 Psychiko turnovers. Psychiko was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) chipped in 23 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and point guard Thomas Nikou (185-80) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Iraklis have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-3 record behind leader Panionios. Psychiko at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Holargos. Iraklis will play against bottom-ranked Pagrati (#16) in Athens in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Psychiko will play on the road against AE Larissas (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Iraklis: Y.Gagaloudis 24+3reb+11ast, K.Totsios 23+3reb+2ast, V.Angelakopoulos 13+9reb+1ast, D.Kalaitzidis 10+3reb+2ast, R.Rutkauskas 6+5reb+1ast, D.Despos 5+6reb+1ast
Psychiko: N.Papanikolaou 22+9reb+2ast, V.Mouratos 17+1reb+4ast, T.Nikou 14+6reb+10ast, S.Smajlagic 11+4reb+1ast, J.Sinis 8+3reb+1ast, N.Tsiokos 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 493936


Pagrati - Irakleio 80-87

No shocking result in a game when fourteenth ranked Irakleio (6-15) beat bottom-ranked Pagrati (2-20) in Athens 87-80. Forward Ioannis Lianos (202-85) fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Themis Koupidis (198-84) chipped in 21 points. Forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) produced 28 points and 8 rebounds and forward Kostas Ezomo (201-89, college: Co.Georgia) added 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Irakleio moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Kavala. Pagrati lost ninth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 20 lost games. Irakleio's next round opponent will be Kavala (#14) on the road. Pagrati will play against the league's second-placed Iraklis having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: T.Koupidis 21+4reb+3ast, I.Lianos 19+7reb+3ast, A.Petrakis 17+3ast, D.Lolas 10+6reb+1ast, K.Pallis 8+4reb+1ast, M.Papadakis 5+1reb
Pagrati: G.Ralatos 28+8reb+3ast, K.Ezomo 20+6reb+3ast, A.Skoufis 18+2reb+7ast, I.Lekakis 12+2reb+4ast, D.Torres 2+6reb+4ast, S.Tsentzelis 0
gschID: 493937


GS Larissas - Faros 66-103

The game between 15th ranked GS Larissas (5-17) and fourth ranked Faros (16-5) in Larissas ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Keratsiniou outscored GS Larissas 103-66. Faros dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to GS Larissas' 36. They outrebounded GS Larissas 39-25 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Faros players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81) fired 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (188-83) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Anastasios Spyropoulos (204-95, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Swedish guard Christian Koutras (189-88, college: Cuesta JC) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Faros have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 16-5 record. Newly promoted GS Larissas keeps the fifteenth place with 17 games lost. Faros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Doukas (#3) in Athens and it may be the game of the week. GS Larissas will play on the road against Amyntas Dafnis (#10) in Athens and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Faros: V.Karaboulas 19+4reb+5ast, N.Liakopoulos 19+7ast, K.Kakaroudis 15+7reb+2ast, G.Skordilis 14+5reb, M.Batis 8+6reb+1ast, S.Katoufas 7+8reb
GS Larissas: S.Nikolic 16+5ast, C.Koutras 15+1reb+5ast, A.Spyropoulos 15+8reb+3ast, S.Gioulekas 10+7reb, R.Tsourakis 4+5reb+1ast, E.Bebis 4+5ast
gschID: 493939


Arkadikos - Amyntas Dafnis 82-84

A very close game took place in Arkadia between Amyntas Dafnis and Arkadikos. Tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (10-12) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Arkadikos (7-15). Amyntas Dafnis managed to escape with a 2-point win 84-82 on Saturday evening. Amyntas Dafnis looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) notched a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 assists to lead the effort and guard Ioannis Angelopoulos (194-91) supported him with 19 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by Lithuanian guard Dovydas Redikas (192-92) did not help to save the game for Arkadikos. Forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) added 18 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Five Amyntas Dafnis and four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Amyntas Dafnis have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with AE Larissas. Arkadikos lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Amyntas Dafnis will meet at home GS Larissas (#15) in the next round where they are favorite. Arkadikos will play against Holargos and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: I.Angelopoulos 19+2reb+4ast, C.Barbas 14+2reb+1ast, S.Diamantopoulos 14+7reb+2ast, T.Vardianos 14+4reb+1ast, L.Zoupas 11+4reb+12ast, P.Koukounias 6+7reb+2ast
Arkadikos: D.Redikas 19+5reb+3ast, G.Prodromou 18+8reb, S.Tsougarakis 17+8reb+1ast, I.Karamalegkos 12+5reb+7ast, E.Tsakaleris 7+14reb+3ast, D.Pinis 5
gschID: 493940


Holargos - Kavala 86-68

Very expected game when 13th ranked Kavala (6-15) lost on the road to eighth ranked Holargos (11-11) 86-68. Forward Nikos Angelopoulos (205-84, agency: Interperformances) fired 18 points for the winners. Serbian-Hungarian guard Marko Popadic (189-89) chipped in 17 points. Naturalized Nigerian guard Etinosa Erevbenagie (186-95) produced 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Christoforos Kelaidis (185-95) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Holargos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Psychiko. Kavala at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. Holargos' next round opponent will be Arkadikos (#12) in Arkadia where they are favorite. Kavala will play at home against Irakleio and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Holargos: N.Angelopoulos 18+3reb+2ast, M.Popadic 17+4reb+1ast, N.Bochoridis 11+3ast, S.Gizogiannis 11+5reb, T.Tzakopoulos 8+4reb+6ast, S.Motsenigos 8+3reb+2ast
Kavala: E.Erevbenagie 15+8reb+7ast, C.Kelaidis 14+3reb+4ast, A.Mazurczak 12+4reb+2ast, S.Gkelios 12+6reb, S.Koumlelis 8+8reb+2ast, A.Sklivas 5+4reb
gschID: 493938


Panionios - AE Larissas 86-60

A2 top team - Panionios (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed ninth ranked AE Larissas (10-12) in Athens 86-60. They outrebounded AE Larissas 38-23 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Sakis Karydas (182-79) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Sotiris Billis (198-96) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Point guard Apollon Deligiorgis (192-93) replied with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Icelandic center Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (204-88) added 13 points in the effort for AE Larissas. 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. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 20-2 record. AE Larissas lost third consecutive game. AE Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the ninth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Amyntas Dafnis. Panionios are looking forward to face Doxa Pefkon (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AE Larissas will play against Psychiko and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panionios: S.Billis 16+4reb, T.Dimitriadis 13+4reb+1ast, S.Karydas 12+5reb+6ast, F.Alihodzic 11+4reb, P.Melissaratos 8+7reb, M.Matalon 8+4reb+1ast
AE Larissas: S.Thorsteinsson 13+3reb+2ast, M.Politis 13+1reb, A.Deligiorgis 12+5reb+6ast, N.Tsoutsos 11+5reb, G.Staboulis 4+1reb+2ast, G.Maltesios 4+1reb
gschID: 493935


Ethnikos - Doxa Pefkon 86-80

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Ethnikos (12-10) won against 11th ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-14) in Piraeus 86-80. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Ethnikos players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) fired 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Estonian point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) chipped in 17 points. Guard Nikolaos Diplaros (190-97) produced 24 points and 5 assists and Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ethnikos maintains sixth position with 12-10 record. Doxa Pefkon lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Ethnikos' next round opponent will be higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Doxa Pefkon will play against the league's leader Panionios (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ethnikos: K.Macheras 17+8reb+5ast, R.Laane 17+2reb+3ast, P.Martzos 15+1reb+3ast, A.Antonakis 13+6reb+1ast, N.Kokkalis 12+2reb+4ast, S.Halaris 6+1reb
Doxa Pefkon: N.Diplaros 24+3reb+5ast, K.Jawara 16+6reb+2ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 12+2reb+5ast, D.Stolis 12+6reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 10+2reb+6ast, P.Velissariou 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 493934


Doukas - Aiolos Astakou 76-64

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Aiolos Astakou (13-9) lost to third ranked Doukas (18-3) in Athens 64-76. Doukas forced 20 Aiolos Astakou turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Aiolos Astakou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Spanish center Guillem Rubio (202-82) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Giorgos Brozos (198-86, college: Furman) produced 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Doukas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-3 record having just three points less than leader Panionios. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Doukas' next round opponent will be Faros (#4) in Keratsiniou. Aiolos Astakou will play at home against Ethnikos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Doukas: A.Kiritsis 21+6reb, G.Rubio 13+8reb+1ast, G.Molfetas 9+5reb+1ast, E.Papamakarios 9, A.Kanonidis 7+2reb+1ast, P.Kafkis 6+1reb+6ast
Aiolos Astakou: N.Kaklamanos 23+1reb+1ast, G.Brozos 15+9reb+4ast, V.Kitsoulis 13+10reb+1ast, A.Gatzias 5+1reb+1ast, N.Katsares 2+5ast, A.Gizogiannis 2+1reb
gschID: 493933





A1 Round 22: Olympiacos keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympiacos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Olympiacos defeated 9th ranked Aiolos Trikallon in Athens 79-61. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Aiolos Trikallon managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aiolos Trikallon 48-25 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Giorgos Ballis (187-99) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos (21-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Panathinaikos. Aiolos Trikallon lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Lavrio. Aiolos Trikallon will play next round against Koroivos trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympiacos will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked AGOR in Rethymno.
Important game to mention about took place in Rodou. Sixth ranked Kolossos HH (12-10) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Aris (12-10) 85-84 in the game for the fourth place. The former international forward Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-84) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Trevor Releford supported him with 11 points and 5 assists. Even 24 points and 5 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) by American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Aris. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. Kolossos HH will play against Apollon Patras (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aris will play against Kymis (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Doxa Lefkadas managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Doxa Lefkadas won against thirteenth-ranked Apollon Patras 75-70. Alex Harris fired 21 points for the winners. Anthony Hickey produced 17 points for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Doxa Lefkadas maintains fourteenth position with 4-18 record. Apollon Patras lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will meet higher ranked Lavrio (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Apollon Patras will play against Kolossos HH (#6) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Patras was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked AGOR (11-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Promitheas (9-13). AGOR managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. Worth to mention a great performance of Walter Lemon-Jr who helped to win the game recording 23 points. Promitheas' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. AGOR have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 11-11 record. Newly promoted Promitheas keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. AGOR's next round opponent will be league's leader Olympiacos in Athens and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Promitheas will play on the road against PAOK (#5) in Thessaloniki and hope to win that game.
11th ranked Koroivos (7-15) was outscored at home by third ranked AEK Athens (17-5) with the biggest margin this round 89-63 on Saturday night. Loukas Mavrokefalidis scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge 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. AEK Athens maintains third position with 17-5 record having four points less than leader Olympiacos. Koroivos at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 15 games lost. AEK Athens' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panathinaikos.

In the last two games of round 22 Lavrio was destroyed by Panathinaikos on the opponent's court 85-64. PAOK managed to outperform Kymis in a home game 88-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by McKenzie Moore of Promitheas.


Olympiacos - Trikalla 79-61

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympiacos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Olympiacos defeated 9th ranked Aiolos Trikallon in Athens 79-61. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Aiolos Trikallon managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aiolos Trikallon 48-25 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Giorgos Ballis (187-99) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. At the losing side Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Kelsey Barlow (196-91, college: Ill.-Chicago) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos (21-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Panathinaikos. Aiolos Trikallon lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Lavrio. Aiolos Trikallon will play next round against Koroivos trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympiacos will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked AGOR in Rethymno.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: G.Ballis 14+12reb, N.Milutinov 11+6reb+2ast, E.Mantzaris 11+1reb+2ast, G.Printezis 10+4reb+3ast, T.Zevgaras 8+7reb+3ast, I.Athineou 6+1reb+3ast
Trikalla: O.Lypovyy 13+7reb+1ast, K.Barlow 12+5reb+4ast, S.Manolopoulos 11+2reb, A.Tsagarakis 8+3reb+4ast, S.Poulianitis 5+1reb, A.Varytimiadis 4
gschID: 493735


Panathinaikos - Lavrio 85-64

Very expected game in Athens where 9th ranked Lavrio (8-14) was crushed by second ranked Panathinaikos (21-1) 85-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Lavrio was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Lavrio to just 6 points in first quarter. Panathinaikos had a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. International center Ioannis Bourousis (214-83) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American Sean Evans (203-88, college: St.John's) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Kevin Punter (188-93, college: Tennessee) scored 12 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. Panathinaikos have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Lavrio at the other side keeps the ninth place with 14 games lost. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena AEK Athens.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: I.Bourousis 20+6reb+3ast, N.Calathes 14+6ast, K.Rivers 12+1reb, J.Gist 6+3reb, J.Feldeine 6+1reb+2ast, K.Gabriel 5+6reb+1ast
Lavrio: S.Evans 12+7reb+1ast, K.Punter 12+4reb+1ast, D.Kaklamanakis 8+3reb, A.Hamilton 6+2reb+1ast, S.Gray 6+2reb+5ast, Z.Nixon 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 493730


Promitheas - AGOR 80-84

The game in Patras was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked AGOR (11-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Promitheas (9-13). AGOR managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. Promitheas was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 19-12 charge of AGOR, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Walter Lemon-Jr (190-92, college: Bradley) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. The other American import forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: S.Florida) contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and Bosnian-Serbian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85, agency: Diamond Sports) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Promitheas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Promitheas' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. AGOR have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 11-11 record. Newly promoted Promitheas keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. AGOR's next round opponent will be league's leader Olympiacos in Athens and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Promitheas will play on the road against PAOK (#5) in Thessaloniki and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
AGOR: W.Lemon Jr. 23+4reb+3ast, T.Fitzpatrick 19+5reb+4ast, G.Talton 13+3reb, R.Arnold 10+5reb+2ast, A.Christodoulou 7+1reb+1ast, H.Giannopoulos 5+3reb
Promitheas: M.Moore 18+10reb+4ast, L.Jones 15+3reb, M.Faye 14+2reb+1ast, M.Todic 11+9reb+1ast, N.Papantoniou 7, N.Gikas 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 493736


Koroivos - AEK Athens 63-89

11th ranked Koroivos (7-15) was outscored at home by third ranked AEK Athens (17-5) with the biggest margin this round 89-63 on Saturday night. The game without a history. AEK Athens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Serbian Dusan Sakota (210-86, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points during the contest. At the losing side American Toddrick Gotcher (193-93, college: Texas Tech) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Devonta Pollard (203-94, college: Houston) scored 12 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. AEK Athens maintains third position with 17-5 record having four points less than leader Olympiacos. Koroivos at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 15 games lost. AEK Athens' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: D.Sakota 18+3reb+2ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 15+8reb+4ast, M.Dixon 11+1reb+6ast, D.McGrath 9+4reb+2ast, R.Ukic 9+1reb+3ast, B.Newley 8+1ast
Koroivos: T.Gotcher 20+6reb+1ast, D.Pollard 12+4reb+1ast, E.McClellan 9+5reb+1ast, M.Starks 8+1reb+3ast, A.Michaloglou 7+1reb, A.Spyridonidis 4+1ast
gschID: 493734


PAOK - Kymis 88-71

Very predictable result in Thessaloniki where fifth ranked PAOK (12-10) defeated 12th ranked Kymis (7-15) 88-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by PAOK. Kymis was better in third quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. PAOK forced 21 Kymis turnovers. Australian guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos (206-92) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks and center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four PAOK and five Kymis players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and Kolossos HH. Newly promoted Kymis dropped to the eleventh position with 15 games lost. PAOK will face Promitheas (#8) in Patras in the next round. Kymis will play at home against Aris and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
PAOK: N.Sobey 25+2reb+3ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 15+8reb, Z.Peiners 13+3reb+1ast, T.McFadden 11+2reb+2ast, A.Koniaris 8+1ast, K.Clanton 6+10reb+2ast
Kymis: C.Kostov 14+1reb+1ast, D.Orton 13+5reb+3ast, S.Toutziarakis 12+6reb, J.Cadee 10+3reb, D.Stamatis 10+1ast, M.Pahlmblad 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 493733


Kolossos HH - Aris 85-84

Important game to mention about took place in Rodou. Sixth ranked Kolossos HH (12-10) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Aris (12-10) 85-84 in the game for the fourth place. The hosts were already 15 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 28-12 last quarter charge of Aris cut the lead to 85-84 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Aris 37-21 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-84) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Trevor Releford (183-91, college: Alabama) supported him with 11 points and 5 assists. Four Kolossos HH players scored in double figures. Even 24 points and 5 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) by American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Aris. Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86) added 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. Kolossos HH will play against Apollon Patras (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aris will play against Kymis (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kolossos HH: R.Ahonen 14+3ast, J.Reddic 13+2reb+1ast, T.Releford 11+2reb+5ast, P.Vasilopoulos 10+11reb+3ast, C.Saloustros 9+3reb, E.Watson 8+5reb
Aris: W.Cummings 24+3reb+5ast, T.Dragicevic 22+4reb+2ast, V.Jankovic 10+3reb+4ast, V.Kavvadas 8+4reb, M.Tsairelis 8+2reb+2ast, V.Xanthopoulos 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 493732


Doxa Lefkadas - Apollon Patras 75-70

Bottom-ranked Doxa Lefkadas managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Doxa Lefkadas won against thirteenth-ranked Apollon Patras 75-70. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Doxa Lefkadas made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Doxa Lefkadas outrebounded Apollon Patras 32-15 including a 27-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Diamond Sports) fired 21 points for the winners (made all of his eight free throws). The other American import point guard Shannon Scott (186-92, college: Ohio St.) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. Four Doxa Lefkadas players scored in double figures. American point guard Anthony Hickey (180-92, college: Oklahoma St., agency: Alti Sport) produced 17 points and American-Ukrainian guard Steven Burtt (189-84, college: Iona) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Doxa Lefkadas maintains fourteenth position with 4-18 record. Apollon Patras lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will meet higher ranked Lavrio (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Apollon Patras will play against Kolossos HH (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Doxa Lefkadas: A.Harris 21+2reb+3ast, S.Scott 15+3reb+5ast, D.Tsaldaris 11+2reb+4ast, I.Maras 10+6reb, T.Abbott 7+4reb+1ast, D.Doblas 6+6reb+1ast
Apollon Patras: S.Burtt 17+2reb+2ast, A.Hickey 17+2reb+3ast, T.Kalinoski 11+4reb+1ast, C.Raines 6+3reb+2ast, M.Stockton 4, G.Diamantakos 4
gschID: 493731



The Flexx Pistoia adds Jenkins to their roster, ex Aris - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) added to their roster 31-year old American shooting guard Michael Jenkins (193-84kg-86, college: Winthrop). He started the season at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 19 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg this season. Jenkins helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. The last season Jenkins played at Turk Telekom in Turkish BSL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Contest. Jenkins also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
In 2008 Jenkins was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Winthrop University and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. Jenkins was also voted All-Big South Conference 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Jenkins is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Bosnia, Germany (Walter Tigers), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder), Montenegro (Buducnost), Italy (Brescia), CBA (Albany P.), D-League (Oklahoma City Blue) and Turkey (Istanbul BBSK).
The scouts decsribe him following way: The classic "combo guard" who can do very well at European level. He''s is a good scorer and has enough court vision and passing skills to spend time at the point.

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Eredivisie Round 24: Zwolle defeats Den Bosch in the game between Top 4 teams - 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.

An interesting game for Zwolle (18-6) which hosted in Zwolle 4th ranked Den Bosch (12-12). Second ranked Zwolle had an easy win 80-65. The game without a history. Zwolle led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds for Den Bosch. Den Bosch's coach Sander van der Holst rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zwolle have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 18-6 record having four points less than leader Groningen. Den Bosch at the other side keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. Zwolle are looking forward to face league's leader Groningen on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Den Bosch will play against Leiden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eredivisie top team - Groningen (22-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Amsterdam (7-17) 81-73. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Andrew Smith who added 15 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Dimeo Van-Der-Horst (197-91) with 31 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Defending champion maintains first position with 22-2 record. Amsterdam lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Leeuwarden. Groningen will play against league's second-placed Zwolle at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Amsterdam will play against Weert (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fifth ranked Rotterdam (11-13) and 8th ranked Weert (3-21) in Rotterdam on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Rotterdam outscored guests from Weert 83-61. The winners were led by Greg Mays who scored that evening 31 points. Even 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by Jeroen van-Vugt did not help to save the game for Weert. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rotterdam have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 11-13 record. Loser Weert stay dead last with 21 lost games. Rotterdam will meet Leeuwarden (#6) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 24 Leeuwarden was beaten by Leiden on the road 82-68.
The most impressive performance of 24th round was 21 points by Meshack Lufile of Leeuwarden.

Rotterdam - Weert 83-61

The game between fifth ranked Rotterdam (11-13) and 8th ranked Weert (3-21) in Rotterdam on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Rotterdam outscored guests from Weert 83-61. The game was mostly controlled by Rotterdam. Weert managed to win fourth quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rotterdam looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Weert's players. The winners were led by American forward Greg Mays (203-93, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) who scored that evening 31 points and forward Michael Kok (190-91) supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Even 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by guard Jeroen van-Vugt (192-91) did not help to save the game for Weert. Power forward Dyon Halman (204-94, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rotterdam have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 11-13 record. Loser Weert stay dead last with 21 lost games. Rotterdam will meet Leeuwarden (#6) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: G.Mays 31+4reb+2ast, M.Kok 14+7reb+7ast, L.Steijn 12+6reb, V.Tamasauskas 8+2reb, T.Theeuwkens 6+1reb, J.Marshall 6+7reb+8ast
Weert: J.van Vugt 15+5reb+4ast, D.Halman 15+7reb, A.Eduardo 8+3reb+1ast, A.Pauline 8+4reb+1ast, D.Rosenmuller 6+4reb+1ast, J.Schild 6+5reb
gschID: 477746


Amsterdam - Groningen 73-81

Eredivisie top team - Groningen (22-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Amsterdam (7-17) 81-73. Amsterdam was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 25-14 charge of Groningen, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Andrew Smith (206-92, college: Liberty) who added 15 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Dimeo Van-Der-Horst (197-91) with 31 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and the former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) scored 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Defending champion maintains first position with 22-2 record. Amsterdam lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Leeuwarden. Groningen will play against league's second-placed Zwolle at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Amsterdam will play against Weert (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Groningen: L.Jeter 23+5reb+5ast, A.Smith 15+9reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 13+6reb+3ast, A.Slagter 12+8reb+4ast, D.Pasalic 10+4reb+1ast, S.Cunningham 6+4reb+2ast
Amsterdam: D.Van Der Horst 31+1reb, S.de Randamie 12+7reb+1ast, J.Markusse 9+9reb+3ast, A.Roye 9+8reb+7ast, S.Mulder 8+3reb, G.Slagter 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 477745


Leiden - Leeuwarden 82-68

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Leiden (16-8) beat at home 6th ranked Leeuwarden (7-17) 82-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The winners were led by American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) who scored that evening 16 points and 8 rebounds and the former international Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) supported him with 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Leiden's coach Paul Vervaeck used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 21 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) by Canadian Meshack Lufile (203, college: Cape Breton) did not help to save the game for Leeuwarden. The former international point guard Dexter Hope (185-93) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. Leiden maintains third position with 16-8 record having six points less than leader Groningen. Leeuwarden lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Amsterdam. Leiden will meet Den Bosch (#4) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leiden: R.Jansen 18+1reb+3ast, D.Draper 16+8reb+3ast, J.Voorn 10+1reb+3ast, M.Kherrazi 9+7reb+1ast, T.Koenis 9+9reb+1ast, F.Versteegh 9+7reb
Leeuwarden: M.Lufile 21+2reb+2ast, D.Koon 14+5reb+3ast, J.Gregory 10+4reb+1ast, D.Hope 10+7reb+5ast, L.Peterson 8+4reb+3ast, T.Tonjann 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 477747


Zwolle - Den Bosch 80-65

An interesting game for Zwolle (18-6) which hosted in Zwolle 4th ranked Den Bosch (12-12). Second ranked Zwolle had an easy win 80-65. The game without a history. Zwolle led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds and guard Steve McWhorter (188-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Den Bosch. Den Bosch's coach Sander van der Holst rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zwolle have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 18-6 record having four points less than leader Groningen. Den Bosch at the other side keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. Zwolle are looking forward to face league's leader Groningen on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Den Bosch will play against Leiden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: J.Yoho 20+4reb+1ast, C.Vette 15+15reb+5ast, J.Tiller 12+3reb+3ast, O.Schaftenaar 10+2reb, M.Schilder 9+5ast, N.Oudendag 6+10reb
Den Bosch: J.Watts 15+1ast, S.McWhorter 12+7reb+3ast, C.Mitchell 9+10reb+3ast, D.Balentine 8+1reb+1ast, K.Akerboom 6+2reb+1ast, S.Wessels 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 477744





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Titan Panteras win Torneo Clausura 2016 in Mayor B - by Eurobasket News

Titan Panteras win Torneo Clausura 2016 in Honduran Mayor B. In the Final series they overcame Amigazos 2-1 due to the decisive 70-67 win. Ficohsa ended up on the third place in the League. Jony Colindres became the top-scorer of the event. Rafael Trejo scored most of the three-pinters in the competition.


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Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Flenard WHITFIELD
  Skallagr.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 29.4
 1. Whitfield, Skallagr.29.4 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik29.3 
 3. Carberry, Thor T.27.3 
 4. Wright, Haukar27.1 
 5. Covile, Snaefell24.0 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll23.9 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik21.2 
 8. Beamon, Thor AK21.1 
 9. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 10. Gunnarsson, Njard.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.4 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.14.6 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.8 
 4. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 5. Carberry, Thor T.11.0 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll10.8 
 7. Hankins-Cole, IR10.3 
 8. Covile, Snaefell10.1 
 9. Ermolinskij, KR9.7 
 10. Alawoya, KR9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Hordur VILHJALMSSON
  Kefla.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.8 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR6.7 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.4 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 5. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.3 
 6. Sigurdarson, IR5.2 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik5.0 
 8. Baeringsson, Stjar.5.0 
 9. Stefansson, KR4.7 
 10. Carberry, Thor T.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.8 
 4. Thomas, IR2.7 
 5. Covile, Snaefell2.3 
 6. Olafsson, Grindavik2.2 
 7. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.0 
 8. Stevens, Keflavik2.0 
 9. Alawoya, KR1.8 
 10. Barja, Haukar1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.8 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR1.9 
 3. Dempsey, Njardvik1.7 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Whitfield, Skallagr.1.3 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Magnusson, Haukar1.3 
 9. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 10. Hester, Tindastoll1.2 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gary JACOBS
  NSH G.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Jacobs, NSH G.27.9 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.26.4 
 3. Williams, Aspac26.3 
 4. Jones, Hang Tuah25.7 
 5. Peterson, Bima P.25.7 
 6. Corbin, Bima P.24.9 
 7. Crump, Satya W.24.3 
 8. White, Pelita Jaya22.6 
 9. Loiselle, Pacific .22.3 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.14.4 
 3. Maxey, Satya W.13.9 
 4. Loiselle, Pacific .13.8 
 5. Brand, JNE B.13.2 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya13.1 
 7. Henderson-N., Aspac11.1 
 8. Gunawan, Garuda10.8 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah10.7 
 10. McKinney, CLS K.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 David SEAGERS
  Pacific .
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Seagers, Pacific .6.1 
 2. Wuysang, CLS K.6.0 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.5.5 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah5.2 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .4.9 
 6. Singleton, JNE B.4.8 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.4.3 
 8. Williams, Aspac4.3 
 9. Purwanto, Hang T.4.3 
 10. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Corbin, Bima P.2.9 
 2. Seagers, Pacific .2.6 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.4 
 4. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.1 
 5. Jewell, Satria Muda2.0 
 6. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.1.9 
 8. Barfield, NSH G.1.8 
 9. Singleton, JNE B.1.8 
 10. Joni, Hang Tuah1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Maxey, Satya W.4.9 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.5 
 3. Ware, Garuda2.2 
 4. Ruslan, Aspac2.0 
 5. Peterson, Bima P.2.0 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .1.6 
 7. Sitepu, Satria M.1.2 
 8. White, Pelita Jaya1.1 
 9. Nugroho, CLS K.1.0 


IBL Round 20 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in IBL just ended. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The biggest surprise of round 20 was guest Pelita Jaya's (#3) road victory over Pacific Caesar (#5) 70-61 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Pelita Jaya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American point guard Martavious Irving (185-90, college: Kansas St.) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international Dwi Haryoko (193-85) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Pacific Caesar's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pelita Jaya (11-4) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain third position having just one point less than leader Satria Muda. Pacific Caesar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Aspac.
Leader Satria Muda delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Garuda (7-7) 68-62 in Bandung. American guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Mohammad Rizal contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Diftha Pratama (186-89) replied with 18 points for Garuda. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-1 record. Garuda at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost.
The game in Pandang was also quite interesting. Second ranked CLS Knights (11-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Hang Tuah (6-9). CLS Knights did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 82-65 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Ashton Smith who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. JaJuan Smith responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Satria Muda. Hang Tuah lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with NSH GMC.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Salatiga. Local Satya Wacana (1-14) was outscored by eighth ranked NSH GMC (6-9) 109-85. The winners were led by Gary Jacobs who had that evening a double-double by scoring 61 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. NSH GMC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hang Tuah. Satya Wacana at the other side stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.

Satya Wacana - NSH GMC 85-109

The game with biggest result difference took place in Salatiga. Local Satya Wacana (1-14) was outscored by eighth ranked NSH GMC (6-9) 109-85. Satya Wacana was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 69-44 second half run of NSH GMC. 25 personal fouls committed by Satya Wacana helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 61 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and the other American import power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 47 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 5 assists by American point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) did not help to save the game for Satya Wacana. Andre Adriano (175-94) added 16 points for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. NSH GMC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hang Tuah. Satya Wacana at the other side stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: J.Crump 47+12reb+5ast, A.Adriano 16+4reb, N.Maxey 8+8reb+2ast, B.Adha Praditya 4+7reb+1ast, V.Sanjaya 4+4reb, E.Tampa'I 3+2reb
NSH GMC: G.Jacobs 61+16reb+2ast, N.Barfield 16+6reb, L.Alfian Eka Koswara 16+3reb, R.Pratama Putra 7+6reb+2ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 5+8reb, A.Syarif 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 533928


Pacific Caesar - Pelita Jaya 61-70

The biggest surprise of round 20 was guest Pelita Jaya's (#3) road victory over Pacific Caesar (#5) 70-61 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Pelita Jaya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American point guard Martavious Irving (185-90, college: Kansas St.) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international Dwi Haryoko (193-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Pacific Caesar players scored in double figures. Pacific Caesar's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pelita Jaya (11-4) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain third position having just one point less than leader Satria Muda. Pacific Caesar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Aspac.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 18+19reb+4ast, D.Seagers 14+6reb+4ast, I.Muhammad 12+2reb+1ast, O.Arista 11+4reb, D.Nugraha 2, M.Hardian Wicaksono 2+1ast
Pelita Jaya: M.Irving 23+6reb+2ast, D.Haryoko 10+11reb+1ast, T.Hartanto 9+1reb, A.Prihantono 9+6reb, R.Pamungkas 7+4reb, P.Indrawan 6+5reb
gschID: 533929


Garuda - Satria Muda 62-68

Leader Satria Muda delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Garuda (7-7) 68-62 in Bandung. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-18 Garuda's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 68-62 at the end of the game. American guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Mohammad Rizal (195-93) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Diftha Pratama (186-89) replied with 18 points and American center Chris Ware (203-89, college: Indiana Tech) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Garuda. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-1 record. Garuda at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Garuda: D.Pratama 18+4reb+3ast, C.Ware 13+9reb+1ast, W.Wijaya 10+3reb+3ast, S.Brantley 9+2reb+1ast, L.Martinus 5+1reb+1ast, M.Alfy Nurdin 3+2reb
Satria Muda: T.Jewell 17+13reb+7ast, M.Rizal 16+2reb+1ast, C.Smith 8+3reb+3ast, V.Michel 7+2reb, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 6+6reb+1ast, M.Sandy Aziz 5+1reb
gschID: 533931


Hang Tuah - CLS Knights 65-82

The game in Pandang was also quite interesting. Second ranked CLS Knights (11-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Hang Tuah (6-9). CLS Knights did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 82-65 on Sunday. The game without a history. CLS Knights led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international point guard Mario Wuysang (176-79) who added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four CLS Knights players scored in double figures. American guard JaJuan Smith (188-85, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Falando Jones (193-90, college: Miss.Valley St.) scored 15 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Satria Muda. Hang Tuah lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with NSH GMC.
Top scorers:
Hang Tuah: F.Jones 15+4reb+1ast, J.Smith 15+22reb+4ast, A.Ekayana 12+1reb+2ast, T.Sugiharto 4+1ast, A.Sapto 4, L. Abdi 3+2reb+2ast
CLS Knights: K.Ramot Ramot Gemilang 13+3reb, M.Wuysang 13+6reb+4ast, F.Nugroho 12+7reb+1ast, A.Smith 11+8reb+7ast, B.Risky Ardiansyah 11+2ast, S.Febiansyakh 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 533930





Indonesian IBL round 19 best performance: Tyrell Corbin - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-PG-92) had a great game in the last round for Bima Perkasa, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 50 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out CLS Knights (#2, 10-3) in overtime 85-82. Bima Perkasa maintains the 10th position in Indonesian IBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 12 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Corbin had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be Bima Perkasa's top player in his first season with the team. Former Cal State - Bakersfield star has very solid stats this year. Corbin is in league's top in points (6th best: 24.9ppg) and averages impressive 2.9spg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Canadian Kevin Loiselle (198-F-88) of Pacific Caesar. Loiselle had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds. It was enough for Pacific Caesar to edge slightly higher-ranked Aspac (#4, 10-5) 69-67. Pacific Caesar's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Loiselle is one of the most experienced players at Pacific Caesar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.6ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 13.4rpg and 4.9apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Pacific Caesar's star - American guard David Seagers (188-G-88). Seagers showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was another key player of Pacific Caesar, helping his team with a 69-67 win against slightly higher-ranked Aspac (#4, 10-5). Pacific Caesar needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Seagers has a great season in Indonesia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.3apg (best passer). He also has 2.5spg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Respati Pamungkas (180-SG-91) of Pelita Jaya - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Chris Brand (208-F-90) of JNE BSC - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. JaJuan Smith (188-G-85) of Hang Tuah - 19 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of CLS Knights - 25 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Tyreek Jewell (185-G-93) of Satria Muda - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Bima Risky Ardiansyah (174-SG-81) of CLS Knights - 20 points and 3 rebounds
10. Gjio Bain (211-C-85) of Bima Perkasa - 12 points and 15 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)



Santa Ana tabs Andre Smith, ex Hang Tuah - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) inked American center Andre Smith (208-109kg, college: William Jessup). He played recently at Hang Tuah in Indonesian IBL league. In 7 games he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 16.1rpg and 1.1spg this season.
Smith's team made it to the Heartland Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He graduated from William Jessup University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.16.7 
 5. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.1 
 7. Simon, Maccabi .15.5 
 8. Vargas, Maccabi .15.4 
 9. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 10. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.3 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.2 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.2 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.5 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.0 
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. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.5 
 5. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 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. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.1 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 8. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 9. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
 10. Ziv, Maccabi .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. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 8. N''Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 9. Pinkney, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 


The Timberwolves tab Omri Casspi - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) inked 29-year old Israeli international small forward Omri Casspi (206-102kg-88) from New Orleans Pelicans. In only one NBA game he had 12 points and 2 rebounds this season. Casspi also played for the Kings where in 22 NBA games he recorded 5.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings in first round (23rd overall).
Among other achievements Casspi won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2006 and 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 3rd Team award in 2015.
Casspi was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Casspi represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 53.3%.
Casspi has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
His game is described as: (by Stevan Petrovic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Very long and athletic player with excellent frame, plus leaping and slashing ability ... It's very difficult to guard him due to his size and ability to play inside/outside ... Casspi will beat bigger opponents off the dribble due to his quickness and take advantage of smaller opponents by posting them up inside.
Has to work to improve his shooting mechanics and be a more consistent outside shooter ... Not good at taking his defenders off the dribble and creating his own shots
.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBallInsiders)

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D'or Fischer (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Valmiera - by Netanel Dahan

Defending champion Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old Israeli ex-international center D'or Fischer (211-116kg-81, college: W.Virginia). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Fischer played recently at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In three games he recorded 7.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3bpg this season. Fischer had multiple offers from Israeli teams and will look to get back to Israel next season.
In 2005 Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs selected him as fifth overall pick in USBL draft.
He attended West Virginia University and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Fischer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Eurocup Semifinals in 2015. Fischer received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 48.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Fischer is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Bree), Poland, Russia (Unics Kazan), Spain (Real Madrid and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), NBA (Washington Wizards), Germany (Brose Baskets and EWE Baskets) and Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Valmiera.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Johnson, AV Cantu19.5 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.4 
 4. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 5. M''Baye, Enel B.19.2 
 6. Johnson, Openjobm.18.3 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.17.6 
 8. White, Auxilium TO17.1 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .16.6 
 10. Scott, Enel Brindisi16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.4 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Watt, JuveCaserta8.3 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.9 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.4 
 8. Fesenko, Scandone.7.3 
 9. Lawal, Banco d.7.2 
 10. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
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 Cantu6.5 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 7. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 8. Moore, The F.5.3 
 9. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.1.9 
 2. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.8 
 3. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 4. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.7 
 5. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 6. Archie, Betaland.1.6 
 7. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 8. Green, Scandone AV1.5 
 9. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.4 
 10. Forray, Dolomiti.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.3 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.5 
 5. Lawal, Banco d.1.4 
 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
 1. Smith, Roseto25.1 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.5 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.8 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 5. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 6. Ferguson, Angelico.20.0 
 7. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 8. Lawson, Virtus B.19.8 
 9. Brown, Roma Virtus19.6 
 10. Bowers, Jesi18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.3 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Smith, Ravenna9.8 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.7 
 6. Mosley, Legnano9.6 
 7. Poletti, Latina B.9.6 
 8. Myers, Mens S.9.4 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.9.4 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.4 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.0 
 3. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 4. Bowers, Jesi5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.2 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.4.9 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.4.6 
 8. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Fultz, Roseto4.5 
 10. Sollazzo, Treviglio4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Green, Alma T.2.7 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.2 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.1 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU2.0 
 5. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 6. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus1.8 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Fantinelli, Treviso .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.8 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.0 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.1.3 
 7. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 8. Buford, Agrigento1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 
 10. Daniels, Mantova1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.6 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino20.9 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.1 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .18.7 
 5. Zampolli, Matera18.6 
 6. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.4 
 7. Sirakov, Bottegone18.3 
 8. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.2 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino18.0 
 10. Boffelli, Scauri18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.5 
 2. Chiacig, Taranto10.7 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni10.6 
 4. Ravazzini, Matera10.4 
 5. Bozzetto, Crema10.2 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.0 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.8 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.3 
 9. Papa, Teramo9.0 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.4 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Rivali, Montegrano5.5 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 5. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Centanni, Volpino .5.2 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 10. Bottioni, Campli4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.8 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.5 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.4 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.3 
 5. Busco, Patti2.0 
 6. Stefanelli, San M.2.0 
 7. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
 8. Ricci, Giulianova1.9 
 9. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Guillermo LAGUZZI
  Sestu
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 2. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni1.2 
 4. Chiacig, Taranto1.1 
 5. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 6. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 7. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 8. Gatti, Campli0.9 
 9. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 
 10. Balanzoni, Lecco0.9 


The Flexx Pistoia adds Jenkins to their roster, ex Aris - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) added to their roster 31-year old American shooting guard Michael Jenkins (193-84kg-86, college: Winthrop). He started the season at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 19 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg this season. Jenkins helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. The last season Jenkins played at Turk Telekom in Turkish BSL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Contest. Jenkins also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
In 2008 Jenkins was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Winthrop University and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. Jenkins was also voted All-Big South Conference 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Jenkins is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Bosnia, Germany (Walter Tigers), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder), Montenegro (Buducnost), Italy (Brescia), CBA (Albany P.), D-League (Oklahoma City Blue) and Turkey (Istanbul BBSK).
The scouts decsribe him following way: The classic "combo guard" who can do very well at European level. He''s is a good scorer and has enough court vision and passing skills to spend time at the point.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serie A Round 23: Top-ranked Armani Milano wins another game - by Eurobasket News

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

Serie A top team - Armani Milano (20-3) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Vanoli Cremona (6-17) 86-78. The game without a history. Armani Milano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. International power forward Davide Pascolo (201-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American point guard Darius Johnson-Odom (187-89, college: Marquette, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds for Vanoli Cremona. Vanoli Cremona's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Armani Milano have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vanoli Cremona lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Armani Milano are looking forward to face The Flexx PT (#12) in Pistoia in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Vanoli Cremona will play at home against Banco di Srd (#6) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Thirteenth-ranked Juvecaserta (9-14) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Betaland Cdo (14-9) in Capo d'Orlando. Betaland Cdo managed to secure only three-point victory 74-71. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (208-91, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Nikola Ivanovic helped adding 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Betaland Cdo. They maintain fourth place with 14-9 record. Juvecaserta lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Openjobmetis V.. Betaland Cdo will play against Openjobmetis VA (#13) in Varese in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Juvecaserta will play at home against the league's second-placed Umana Venezia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Brescia (10-13) and Openjobmetis VA (9-14), which took place in Brescia. Higher ranked Brescia lost at home to fourteenth ranked Openjobmetis VA 78-87 on Sunday. American players dominated the game. It was an exceptional evening for Dominique Johnson who led the winners and scored 30 points and 5 assists. David Moss came up with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Brescia in the defeat. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Openjobmetis VA. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with JuveCaserta. Brescia lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with AV Cantu and The Flexx PT. Openjobmetis VA will meet at home higher ranked Betaland Cdo (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brescia will play against Grissin Bon RE (#7) in Reggio Emilia and hope to secure a win.
Another upset was a game between Enel Brindisi (11-12) and AV Cantu (10-13), which took place in Cantu. 9th ranked Enel Brindisi lost to twelfth ranked AV Cantu in a road game 77-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Enel Brindisi. The best player for the winners was JaJuan Johnson who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for AV Cantu. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with The Flexx PT and Brescia. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. AV Cantu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Auxilium TO (#9) in Torino and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between second ranked Umana Venezia (15-8) and 7th ranked Auxilium TO (11-12) in Venezia on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Umana Venezia outscored guests from Torino 89-70. Melvin Ejim orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Umana Venezia. They maintain second place with 15-8 record having five points less than leader EA7 Armani, which they share with Scandone AV. Loser Auxilium TO dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. Umana Venezia will face Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Auxilium TO will play at home against AV Cantu (#11) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: The Flexx PT was beaten by Dolomiti En. TR on the road 99-91. Scandone AV won against Banco di Srd on its own court 77-65. Grissin Bon RE managed to outperform VL Pesaro in Reggio Emilia 91-81.

Brescia - Openjobmetis V. 78-87

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Brescia (10-13) and Openjobmetis VA (9-14), which took place in Brescia. Higher ranked Brescia lost at home to fourteenth ranked Openjobmetis VA 78-87 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-78. Openjobmetis VA shot the lights out from three sinking 18 long-distance shots on high 51.4 percentage. American players dominated the game. It was an exceptional evening for Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led the winners and scored 30 points and 5 assists. Point guard Eric Maynor (191-87, college: VCU) accounted for 18 points and 6 assists for the winning side. David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St.) came up with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Lee Moore (193-95, college: UTEP) added 15 points respectively for Brescia in the defeat. Four Brescia players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Openjobmetis VA. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with JuveCaserta. Brescia lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with AV Cantu and The Flexx PT. Openjobmetis VA will meet at home higher ranked Betaland Cdo (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brescia will play against Grissin Bon RE (#7) in Reggio Emilia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Openjobmetis V.: D.Johnson 30+3reb+5ast, E.Maynor 18+3reb+6ast, C.Eyenga 9+3reb+1ast, K.Kangur 9+6reb, O.Anosike 9+9reb+1ast, N.Pelle 6+8reb
Brescia: D.Moss 17+6reb+5ast, L.Moore 15+3reb+2ast, M.Landry 12+4reb, L.Vitali 12+1reb+6ast, F.Bushati 11+3reb+1ast, C.Burns 9+9reb
gschID: 482030


Dolomiti En. TR - The Flexx PT 99-91

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Dolomiti En. TR (13-10) beat 11th ranked The Flexx PT (10-13) in Trento 99-91 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-21. But The Flexx PT won third quarter 31-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Dolomiti En. TR especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. American players dominated also this game. Swingman Dominique Sutton (198-86, college: N.C.Central) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Devyn Marble (198-92, college: Iowa) contributed with 27 points for the winners. Forward Terran Petteway (198-92, college: Nebraska) answered with 27 points and point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) added 14 points and 8 assists in the effort for The Flexx PT. Five Dolomiti En. TR and four The Flexx PT players scored in double figures. Dolomiti En. TR moved-up to fifth place. The Flexx PT lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Dolomiti En. TR will face VL Pesaro (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. The Flexx PT will play against the league's leader Armani Milano (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dolomiti En. TR: D.Marble 27+1ast, D.Sutton 21+5reb+3ast, A.Craft 15+3reb+5ast, D.Flaccadori 12, A.Forray 10+3reb+1ast, J.Gomes 7+2reb+1ast
The Flexx PT: T.Petteway 27+2reb+2ast, A.Crosariol 14+4reb+2ast, R.Moore 14+3reb+8ast, N.Boothe 12+4reb+4ast, M.Antonutti 9+3reb+1ast, C.Roberts 6+5reb+7ast
gschID: 482028


Scandone AV - Banco di Srd 77-65

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Banco di Srd (12-11) lost to third ranked Scandone AV (15-8) in Avellino 65-77 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Scandone AV. Banco di Srd was better in second period 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Scandone AV looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Banco di Srd's players. American-FYR Macedonian point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure) orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 18 points and American guard Trevor Lacey (190-91, college: N.Carolina St.) added 16 points in the effort for Banco di Srd. Banco di Srd's coach Federico Pasquini tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Scandone AV moved-up to second place, which they share with Umana VE. Loser Banco di Srd dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Scandone AV will face Enel Brindisi (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Banco di Srd will play against Vanoli Cremona and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Scandone AV: L.Randolph 21+2reb, D.Logan 19+2reb+3ast, M.Green 11+8reb+9ast, A.Thomas 9+2reb+2ast, K.Fesenko 9+10reb+1ast, M.Leunen 4+4reb+7ast
Banco di Srd: R.Stipcevic 18+2reb+3ast, T.Lacey 16+3ast, T.Lydeka 14+4reb, D.Savanovic 7+7reb+1ast, D.Lighty 5+2reb+2ast, G.Lawal 5+2reb
gschID: 482029


VL Pesaro - Grissin Bon RE 81-91

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Grissin Bon RE (12-11) won against on the road 15th ranked VL Pesaro (7-16) 91-81 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 29-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The former international Pietro Aradori (194-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 4 assists. International forward Achille Polonara (203-91) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American-Hungarian power forward Jarrod Jones (205-90, college: Ball St.) answered with 20 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Marcus Thornton (193-93, college: William & Mary) added 20 points and 5 assists in the effort for VL Pesaro. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. VL Pesaro's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Grissin Bon RE moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Banco di Srd. VL Pesaro lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. Grissin Bon RE will face Brescia (#10) at home in the next round. VL Pesaro will play against Dolomiti En. TR (#5) in Trento and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Grissin Bon RE: P.Aradori 22+2reb+4ast, A.Polonara 16+6reb+1ast, R.Cervi 15+3reb, A.Della Valle 11+4reb+5ast, R.Kaukenas 9+3reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 6+2reb
VL Pesaro: J.Jones 20+9reb+1ast, M.Thornton 20+2reb+5ast, R.Clarke 14+4reb+2ast, L.Nnoko 12+8reb, M.Ceron 6+1reb, S.Jasaitis 5+6reb
gschID: 482026


EA7 Armani - Vanoli CR 86-78

Serie A top team - Armani Milano (20-3) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Vanoli Cremona (6-17) 86-78. The game without a history. Armani Milano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. International power forward Davide Pascolo (201-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. American point guard Darius Johnson-Odom (187-89, college: Marquette, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Cameroonian center Paul Biligha (200-90, agency: Players Group) added 16 points in the effort for Vanoli Cremona. Vanoli Cremona's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Armani Milano have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vanoli Cremona lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Armani Milano are looking forward to face The Flexx PT (#12) in Pistoia in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Vanoli Cremona will play at home against Banco di Srd (#6) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: R.Hickman 18+1ast, A.Abass 15+3reb+1ast, A.Cinciarini 12+2reb+4ast, D.Pascolo 12+6reb+5ast, M.Macvan 9+3reb+2ast, R.Sanders 8+5reb+2ast
Vanoli CR: P.Biligha 16+3reb, D.Johnson-Odom 13+5reb+3ast, E.Turner 10+1reb, F.Mian 10+2reb+3ast, J.Wojciechowski 9+1reb+1ast, T.Thomas 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 482027


AV Cantu - Enel Brindisi 83-77

Another upset was a game between Enel Brindisi (11-12) and AV Cantu (10-13), which took place in Cantu. 9th ranked Enel Brindisi lost to twelfth ranked AV Cantu in a road game 77-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Enel Brindisi. It looked good early as Enel Brindisi took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then AV Cantu had a 19-14 second period charge getting the lead and Enel Brindisi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-83. The best player for the winners was American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-89, college: Purdue) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists. American-Jamaican swingman Durand Scott (196-90, college: Miami, FL) produced 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Senegalese-French forward Amath M'Baye (206-89, college: Oklahoma) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for AV Cantu. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with The Flexx PT and Brescia. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. AV Cantu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Auxilium TO (#9) in Torino and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
AV Cantu: J.Johnson 20+7reb+1ast, Z.Dowdell 17+3reb+7ast, A.Acker 13+4reb, D.Cournooh 11+3reb+3ast, F.Pilepic 11+2reb+2ast, P.Calathes 8+6reb+2ast
Enel Brindisi: A.M'Baye 17+3reb+2ast, P.Goss 16+1reb+2ast, D.Scott 13+5reb+4ast, K.Joseph 12+7reb+2ast, N.Moore 8+2reb+6ast, R.Carter 6+9reb
gschID: 482031


Betaland Cdo - JuveCaserta 74-71

Thirteenth-ranked Juvecaserta (9-14) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Betaland Cdo (14-9) in Capo d'Orlando. Betaland Cdo managed to secure only three-point victory 74-71. However their fans expected much easier game. Juvecaserta was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Betaland Cdo made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Juvecaserta was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (208-91, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Montenegrin point guard Nikola Ivanovic (190-94, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Raphiael Putney (207-90, college: Massachusetts) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Juvecaserta players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Betaland Cdo. They maintain fourth place with 14-9 record. Juvecaserta lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Openjobmetis V.. Betaland Cdo will play against Openjobmetis VA (#13) in Varese in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Juvecaserta will play at home against the league's second-placed Umana Venezia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Betaland Cdo: N.Ivanovic 22+2reb, A.Iannuzzi 14+8reb+2ast, V.Stojanovic 10+6reb+1ast, D.Archie 8+2reb, M.Tepic 8+5reb+5ast, T.Laquintana 5+1reb+1ast
JuveCaserta: M.Watt 16+14reb+1ast, D.Berisha 16+1reb+2ast, R.Putney 14+9reb+1ast, M.Giuri 10+4reb+5ast, J.Bostic 7+4reb, Y.Diawara 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 482032


Umana VE - Auxilium TO 89-70

The game between second ranked Umana Venezia (15-8) and 7th ranked Auxilium TO (11-12) in Venezia on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Umana Venezia outscored guests from Torino 89-70. Auxilium TO trailed 36-35 at halftime, rallying from a 25-9 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Tyler Harvey (193-93, college: E.Washington) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Auxilium TO. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Umana Venezia. They maintain second place with 15-8 record having five points less than leader EA7 Armani, which they share with Scandone AV. Loser Auxilium TO dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. Umana Venezia will face Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Auxilium TO will play at home against AV Cantu (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: H.Peric 17+5reb, T.McGee 16+3reb+1ast, M.Ejim 13+8reb+7ast, M.Bramos 10+6reb+3ast, J.Viggiano 10+1ast, B.Ortner 8+4reb+2ast
Auxilium TO: D.Washington 15+6reb+4ast, T.Harvey 13+5reb+2ast, J.Wilson 12+6reb, G.Poeta 12+1reb+2ast, G.Cuccarolo 8+7reb, M.Alibegovic 4+2reb
gschID: 482033





Coach Fulvio Bastianini left Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 58-year old Italian coach Fulvio Bastianini (agency: Promotex) left Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League).
The last season Bastianini coached at Liege Basket (Scooore League).
His team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.7 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.8 
 4. White, Sendai19.6 
 5. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.4 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.18.0 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 9. Childress, Sanen17.7 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.6 
 6. White, Sendai9.3 
 7. Childress, Sanen9.3 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR9.3 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 JR SAKURAGI
  SeaHorses
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.4.1 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.8 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.6 
 9. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 4. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.7 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 7. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 9. Brown, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 5. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.5 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Dozier, Sanen1.1 
 9. Childress, Sanen1.1 


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chehales TAPSCOTT
  Kagawa F.
  (195-F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Tapscott, Kagawa F.19.0 
 2. Jones, Tokyo Z18.5 
 3. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.5 
 4. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.6 
 5. Stephan, Tokyo E.17.6 
 6. Barone, Aomori W.17.2 
 7. Wiggins, Aomori Watts16.2 
 8. Carney, Toyotsu FE15.3 
 9. Evans, Tokyo Excel.14.2 
 10. Kennedy, Gunma14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE13.1 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.6 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Davis, Shimane SM11.2 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z10.9 
 6. Posthumus, Shins.10.9 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.9 
 8. Barone, Aomori W.10.5 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Yuto OTSUKA
  Toyotsu FE
  (188-F-90)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.5 
 2. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.5 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.3 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.7 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.2 
 6. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.1 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.1 
 8. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.0 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.0 
 10. Hirao, Bambitio.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.9 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 5. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.6 
 6. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.6 
 7. Obuchi, Gunma1.5 
 8. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.5 
 9. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.5 
 10. Kondo, Gunma1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.8 
 3. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 4. Kuso, Gunma1.7 
 5. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.6 
 6. Marshall, Shima.1.6 
 7. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 8. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.5 
 9. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 10. Alabi, Toyotsu FE1.4 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.7 
 2. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.17.4 
 3. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.3 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .16.8 
 5. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.4 
 6. Harper, Tokyo HT15.1 
 7. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.1 
 8. Wade, Saitama .15.0 
 9. Pomare, Kanazawa.13.8 
 10. Raymond, Otsuka A.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.7 
 2. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 3. Kendrick, Toyoda G.9.9 
 4. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.9.8 
 6. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.3 
 7. Butch, Fukuoka .9.2 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.8 
 9. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
 10. Tate, Saitama .7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.7 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.4 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.1 
 5. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.8 
 6. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.7 
 7. Kato, Aisin AW2.7 
 8. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.6 
 9. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.6 
 10. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.0 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.8 
 4. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 5. Kano, Fukuoka .1.6 
 6. Jennings, Saitama .1.6 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.1.4 
 9. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
 10. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.7 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Harper, Tokyo HT1.3 
 4. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.2 
 6. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 7. Tate, Saitama .1.1 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.9 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT0.8 


B League Round 46: Toshiba Thunders lose to Aishin Sea Horses - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Toshiba Thunders (37-8) in Kanagawa on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Aishin Sea Horses (35-10) 92-65. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Aishin Sea Horses had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) chipped in 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) responded with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 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. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 35-10 record which they share with defeated Toshiba Thunders. Toshiba Thunders at the other side still keep top place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Okinawa. Fifth ranked Ryukyu GK (20-24) saved a 3-point victory at home edging much hi