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  3X3  



New Zealand 3x3 champions crowned and book tickets to World Tour Masters in Japan - by Eurobasket News

Team Tamaki-Central were crowned the Burger King 3x3 Quest Tour Champions this weekend after winning the final of the World Tour Qualifier at The Cloud Event Centre in Auckland. Through this victory, Tamaki-Central teammates Rory Fannon (204-C-87, college: Utah Valley), Sherif Hassan, Anthony Jones, and Connor Woodbridge have claimed their right to compete in the FIBA 3x3 World Masters in Utsunomiya, Japan in July. The Grand Final was highly anticipated by local basketball fans with defending champions Auckland having 3x3 heavyweights Karl Noyer and James McLeod lining up. Both Noyer and McLeod have represented New Zealand at the past two FIBA 3x3 World Masters and their experience had Auckland as favourites, yet Tamaki-Central paid no respect to history or their own underdog status. The game was a back and forth slugfest. The lead was traded throughout right up until the final anxious moments where both teams fired a rally of missed free throws that would have otherwise won the game. Eventually it was an amazing clutch two-point basket by Connor Woodbridge that sealed the deal for the Tamaki team to claim the 2017 title, winning a nail biting final 21-19. Tamaki-Central's captain Rory Fannon was a force in the paint, but said he was battling fatigue and put the game winning moments down to their new recruit, young Connor Woodbridge, who managed to make the final basket to reach 21 before their experienced opponents. 'Coming down to the last basket we were all exhausted. My back was hurting, so I'm just so glad we could pull it together. Connor was the real hero of the game and was amazing for us down the stretch, he deserves all the praise.' Woodbridge is the youngest player of the Tamaki-Central squad and has enjoyed success as a Kiwi in the High School system in the United States, recently graduating from Florida's IMG academy. He is back in New Zealand with an eye on returning to the U.S. to play Division 1 College Basketball. He said it was great to step into the 3x3 environment while back home. 'It was great to be part of an excellent group of players that welcomed me in straight away. It was a simple transition from the full game as it's a lot easier to exploit matchups in 3x3. I'm happy at how our team played, and glad to get my teammates involved early and have a chance to win it at the end.' Overall the event was a gruelling day of street basketball for the 12 teams that had qualified, first needing to survive a taxing five-game round robin, before the semi-finalists were found. Tamaki-Central battled with an unsteady 18-17 loss to a gutsy Hamilton team early in the day. They needed to find their feet fast and managed to rally to pull together a string of victories in their remaining round robin games to find their way to the semi-finals. The semis provided a wide array of talent with Canterbury and Hamilton making up the minor placings. Tamaki-Central exploited the size mismatches of a smaller Canterbury to a 16 - 8 win in the first semi-final. On the other side of the brackets, Auckland Central took on a young Hamilton squad that played shot for shot up until the final moments, but again it appeared to be the Auckland team's collective experience that let them to the final with a 15-13 win. For 3x3 National Coach Anthony Corban it was a great time to identify future talent for the upcoming 3x3 international schedule, which includes the FIBA 3x3 World Cup taking place in Nantes, France and The U18 3x3 World Cup in Chengdu, China. 'The 3x3 game is all about finding balance in a squad and having the ability to read the play and not perform in a robotic system. Ideally we are looking for players who can react to situations and are comfortable with not being in a system, but ultimately all players need to be able to shoot the ball and be versatile in all parts of the game.' Basketball New Zealand's 3x3 Manager, David Huxford, has seen the growth of the 3x3 game in New Zealand, having run the Burger King 3x3 Quest Tour for the last four years. He says with the full weight of FIBA behind the 3x3 format and international participation sky-rocketing, the street version of basketball has a strong chance of being added to the 2020 Olympic Games. 'An announcement is expected in June as to whether or not 3x3 will be included by the IOC in future Olympics. If yes, then the first Olympics will be the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Japan. Japan is the only country that currently has a professional 3x3 league.' Fannon's Squad will travel to Utsunomiya, Japan to represent Tamaki-Central in the World Tour Masters on 29-30 July 2017. The FIBA World Tour culminates in the World Tour Finals in the Philippines at a date to be announced. If the team picks up the win in Japan, they will stamp their ticket into the World Masters Final.
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



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  ABA LEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar17.7 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.5 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.6 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.15.6 
 7. Barac, Zadar15.6 
 8. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.6 
 9. Hatcher, Partizan15.4 
 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. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 7. Bolden, FMP7.2 
 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. Babic, Cedevita4.6 
 9. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.6 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
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. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.4 
 10. Jenkins, Crvena Z.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. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.0 
 10. Nikolic, Buducnost1.0 



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  ANGOLA  


Braulio Morais sidelined for six months - by Eurobasket News

The point guard of the senior men's basketball team of 1 de Agosto, Braulio Morais (190-G-90), will stop for six months as a result of the road accident he suffered on Wednesday night in Luanda. According to a press note from 1 de Agosto that Angop on Thursday, the player, who fractured his left ankle, will no longer play this season. Contacted by Angop, 1 de Agosto doctor, Virgilio Fernandez informed that the basketball player has already undergone a surgical intervention and is stable. Aged 26, Braulio Morais began his career at Petro de Luanda, from youth category to professionalism, having moved to Recreativo do Libolo (2013) and then to 1 de Agosto (2016), a club he currently plays for. With 1.90 meters, he has represented the national junior and senior teams, having stood out for the top five in the African Championship (Afrobasket2015) of Tunisia, in which Angola lost in the final against Nigeria.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Tucker, Estudian.22.2 
 2. Green, Instituto20.3 
 3. Solano, Echague19.2 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.19.1 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.17.9 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Harper, Quimsa17.0 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas16.7 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.5 
 10. Horner, Obras B.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.0 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.8 
 5. Wood, San M.8.8 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.7 
 7. Francis, La Union8.4 
 8. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 9. Caracter, Echague8.3 
 10. Johnson, Atenas8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.6.0 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.5 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. De-l., GECR I.4.6 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.6 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Basualdo, Quilm.2.0 
 3. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 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.2.0 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.7 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Acuna, Penarol1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.4 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista21.1 
 3. McCullough, Alianza .20.3 
 4. Brown, La Union19.6 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.5 
 6. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.2 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 8. Pais, Platense17.8 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Gonzalez, San I.13.0 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.9 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 6. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 7. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 9. Nwogbo, Alianza .8.1 
 10. Brown, Mitre Tuc.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.2 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.4 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.9 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sebastian PUNET
  Salta Basket
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Punet, Salta Basket2.5 
 2. Pais, Platense2.4 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 8. Merlo, Ciclista1.7 
 9. La-Bella, Gimnasia.1.7 
 10. Paletta, Hindu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP2.4 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.1 
 7. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 


Lockett's 30-point game gives him TNA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Phillip Lockett (202-F/C-88, agency: DTMones) had an amazing evening in the last round for BHY Tiro Federal and receives a Latinbasket.com TNA Player of the Week award for round 31.
He had the game-high 30 points adding eight rebounds for BHY Tiro Federal in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Obera TC (#5, 12-22) with 26-point margin 93-67. BHY Tiro Federal maintains the 4th position in their group in Argentinian TNA. BHY Tiro Federal 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 14-20 record. Lockett turned to be BHY Tiro Federal's top player in his first season with the team. Lockett has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 56.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Keith Gayden (202-F-83) of Platense. He is American forward in his first season at Platense. In the last game Gayden recorded impressive 37 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Platense was edged by slightly higher-ranked Parque Sur (#2, 19-15) 80-78. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Center South. Platense still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 14-16 record. Gayden is one of the most experienced players at Platense and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another BHY Tiro Federal's star - guard Emiliano Correa (189-PG-91). Correa showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, eight rebounds and twelve assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of BHY Tiro Federal, helping his team with a 93-67 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Obera TC (#5, 12-22). The chances of BHY Tiro Federal ranking at the top of North, however are very questionable as they have already lost 20 games, recording just fourteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Correa could help BHY Tiro Federal to bring them higher in the standings. Correa has a great season in Argentina. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.9apg (6th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 50.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arkeem Joseph (206-C-94) of Obera TC - 18 points and 12 rebounds
5. Nate Carter (200-F-83) of Villa Angela - 33 points and 4 rebounds
6. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Ciclista - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ike Okoye (206-F/C-86) of Salta Basket - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Santiago Gonzalez (203-C-83) of San Isidro - 12 points and 21 rebounds
9. Jerome Hill (198-F-94) of Huracan - 22 points and 7 rebounds
10. Nicolas Lauria (202-F-88) of Comunicaciones - 19 points, 5 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)



Olimpo adds Summers to their roster, ex CD Valdivia - by Eurobasket News

Olimpo de Bahia Blanca (TNA) added to their roster 28-year old American small forward Durrell Summers (193-93kg-89, college: Michigan State). He started the season at CD Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 29.7ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. The last summer Summers played at Frayles de Guasave in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 8 games he averaged remarkable 21.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (8th overall).
The former Michigan State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Chilean Liga Nacional championship title in 2016. Summers was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional 1st Team in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Summers' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Summers tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Hungary (Kormend and Atomeromu), Israel (Ironi Kiryat Ata), Venezuela (Trotamundos), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars, Reno Bighorns and Westchester Knicks) and Mexico (Rayos de Hermosillo).
On Summers: Possesses great length and is a true athlete. Summers can get to the basket past anyone, and often goes to the line because of it. In addition to his ability to drive, Summers hits the outside shot with ease and extremely efficient when spotting up or coming off the pick-and-roll. His size and strength make him incredibly hard to defend for smaller defenders, often creating a mismatch opportunity. His quickness and athleticism allow him to move well off the ball, coming around screens and creating space. Defensively his where Summers shines. His lateral quickness, length, and ability to change directions fluidly, while having the fundamentals and effort level to go along with it make Summers a great defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dwayne Smith leaves Olimpo - by Eurobasket News

28-year old Jamaican-Canadian forward Dwayne Smith (198-103kg-89, college: G.Washington) left Olimpo de Bahia Blanca (TNA). In 29 games in Argentina he recorded 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg this season.
The last summer Smith played at Academia in Colombian Liga DirecTV where in 33 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to win the Colombian Liga DirecTV-1 title (twice) (also twice).
Smith was selected to NBL Canada All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles, The Storm and On Point).
Smith attended George Washington University until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Very good rebounder for his size and plays bigger than 6-6.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRIA  


A Bundesliga Round 29: Redwell Gunners Oberwart beat Raiffeisen Wels in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A Bundesliga is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 7 rounds.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wels. First ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart faced 4th placed Raiffeisen Wels. Guests from Oberwart (22-4) smashed host Raiffeisen Wels (13-13) 81-57. The game without a history. Redwell Gunners Oberwart led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Raiffeisen Wels' 28. The best player for the winners was American forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. Slovenian forward Dejan Cigoja (205-88) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds 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. Redwell Gunners Oberwart have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-4 record. Raiffeisen Wels lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dukes (#9) in Klosterneuburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Raiffeisen Wels will play on the road against Kapfenberg Bulls and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kapfenberg. Third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls faced second-ranked Gmunden Swans. Host Kapfenberg Bulls (16-11) defeated guests from Gmunden (19-8) 75-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gmunden Swans. American guard Marck Coffin (193-91, college: Idaho Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Filip Kramer contributed with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-British guard Michael Ojo (195-89, college: Lehigh) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Gmunden Swans. Gmunden Swans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kapfenberg Bulls. They maintain third place with 16-11 record having five points less than leader Oberwart. Gmunden Swans at the other side keep the second position with eight games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against Raiffeisen Wels (#6) at home in the next round. Gmunden Swans will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Furstenfeld supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Arkadia Lions (14-13) played at the court of 7th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (12-15). Arkadia Lions smashed Furstenfeld Panthers 85-64 on Saturday. Milovan Draskovic stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Arkadia Lions' coach Luigi Gresta felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marino Sarlija responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Arkadia Lions moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vienna. Loser Furstenfeld Panthers keep the seventh position with 15 games lost. Arkadia Lions will meet at home Vienna (#4) in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Wien. Local Vienna (14-13) outscored 8th ranked UBSC Graz (6-21) 108-62. Stjepan Stazic nailed 48 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winning side. UBSC Graz's coach Lluis Pino gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Vienna. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Arkadia. UBSC Graz lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 21 games lost. Vienna's next round opponent will be Arkadia Lions (#5) in Traiskirchen.

Vienna - UBSC Graz 108-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Wien. Local Vienna (14-13) outscored 8th ranked UBSC Graz (6-21) 108-62. The game without a history. Vienna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) nailed 48 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winning side and Serbian Predrag Miletic (193-84) accounted for 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Vienna players scored in double figures. Montenegrin point guard Milos Krivokapic (185-96) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Slovenian power forward Drago Brcina (205-87) added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively for UBSC Graz in the defeat. UBSC Graz's coach Lluis Pino gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Vienna. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Arkadia. UBSC Graz lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 21 games lost. Vienna's next round opponent will be Arkadia Lions (#5) in Traiskirchen.
Top scorers:
Vienna: S.Stazic 48+2reb+5ast, P.Miletic 22+4reb+2ast, S.Koch 11+12reb+1ast, S.Ray 10+5reb+1ast, A.Clemmons 8+2reb+3ast, D.Najdanovic 5+2reb
UBSC Graz: M.Krivokapic 23+6reb+1ast, F.Richter 7+1reb, D.Brcina 6+6reb, A.Domitner 6+5reb+1ast, D.Hasenburger 6+4reb, G.Florian 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 495067


Wels - Oberwart 57-81

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wels. First ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart faced 4th placed Raiffeisen Wels. Guests from Oberwart (22-4) smashed host Raiffeisen Wels (13-13) 81-57. The game without a history. Redwell Gunners Oberwart led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Raiffeisen Wels' 28. The best player for the winners was American forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. Slovenian forward Dejan Cigoja (205-88) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively 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. Redwell Gunners Oberwart have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-4 record. Raiffeisen Wels lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dukes (#9) in Klosterneuburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Raiffeisen Wels will play on the road against Kapfenberg Bulls and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: C.McNealy 20+3reb+5ast, J.Traylor 17+11reb+1ast, A.Cumberbatch 17+5reb+1ast, D.Jackson 13+1reb+4ast, G.Wolf 6+1reb+1ast, S.Kaeferle 6+2ast
Wels: D.Cigoja 16+5reb+1ast, A.Chan 11+7reb, D.Lamesic 11+5reb+2ast, T.Csebits 8+2reb+1ast, L.O'Neal 6+2reb+4ast, D.Wright 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495065


Kapfenberg - Gmunden 75-67

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kapfenberg. Third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls faced second-ranked Gmunden Swans. Host Kapfenberg Bulls (16-11) defeated guests from Gmunden (19-8) 75-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gmunden Swans. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-16 Gmunden Swans' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 75-67 at the end of the game. American guard Marck Coffin (193-91, college: Idaho Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. International Filip Kramer (202-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. American-British guard Michael Ojo (195-89, college: Lehigh) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Austin Steed (203-88, college: E.Carolina) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Gmunden Swans. Gmunden Swans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kapfenberg Bulls. They maintain third place with 16-11 record having five points less than leader Oberwart. Gmunden Swans at the other side keep the second position with eight games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against Raiffeisen Wels (#6) at home in the next round. Gmunden Swans will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: B.Vujosevic 14+1reb+2ast, C.Baptiste 13+5reb+1ast, M.Coffin 12+10reb+1ast, F.Kramer 11+10reb+1ast, N.Krstic 7+2reb, K.Jamar 6+1reb
Gmunden: M.Ojo 22+6reb+3ast, T.Klette 18+3reb+1ast, A.Steed 13+6reb+4ast, E.Murati 5+2ast, T.Blazan 4+4reb, M.Linortner 3
gschID: 495066


Furstenfeld - Arkadia 64-85

The game in Furstenfeld supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Arkadia Lions (14-13) played at the court of 7th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (12-15). Arkadia Lions smashed Furstenfeld Panthers 85-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. Arkadia Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Montenegrin center Milovan Draskovic (211-95, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Florian Trmal (199-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Five Arkadia Lions players scored in double figures. Arkadia Lions' coach Luigi Gresta felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian center Marino Sarlija (207-89) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Bulgarian forward Sim Iliev (204-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Arkadia Lions moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vienna. Loser Furstenfeld Panthers keep the seventh position with 15 games lost. Arkadia Lions will meet at home Vienna (#4) in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: F.Trmal 17+7reb+2ast, B.Guettl 16+3reb+2ast, F.Vay 16+4reb+3ast, M.Draskovic 14+14reb, B.Danek 12+3reb+10ast, J.Detrick 7+2reb+4ast
Furstenfeld: M.Sarlija 18+5reb+3ast, S.Iliev 11+8reb+2ast, P.Radakovics 9+1reb, D.Jandl 6+4reb+1ast, J.Ernst 6+1ast, S.Neudecker 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 495064





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  BAHRAIN  


Manama pip Hala to extend series - by Eurobasket News

A RESURGENT Manama last night staved off elimination in a 68-58 victory over Al Hala to extend their Golden Square semi-final series to a decisive third game in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League. Needing to win to force a decisive rubber match on Wednesday, Manama burst out of the gate to take a commanding lead early on and never looked back. Former NBA lottery pick Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83, agency: Interperformances) led Manama with 17 points. The seven-foot Georgian professional buried three three-pointers and also grabbed six rebounds on the night. Hussain Mohammed (PG) chipped in with 14 points, while Hassan Nowrooz came off the bench to score 13, nine of which came from beyond the arc. Versatile forward Mohammed Kuwayed also had a good game for the defending league champions. He put in an all-around effort with six points, eight rebounds and five assists. Seven-foot, two-inch American Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona), another former NBA player, paced Al Hala with 19 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks while playing the full 40 minutes. Hasan Gerashi and Hussain Salman added 15 and 10 points, respectively. They were Hala's only other players to finish in double-figures in the loss. Manama were guided in the contest by Bahraini coach Aqeel Milad, who has taken over as head coach following the exit of Serbian Dragan Raca. The change was made following the team's stunning loss in the first game of their Golden Square head-to-head. Manama built a comfortable 20-11 lead at the end of the first quarter before stretching it to a commanding 38-24 advantage at the break. They continued to pile on the pressure in the third period, at the end of which Manama were up by 18, 54-36. Hala managed to cut the deficit to a respectable 10 points in the end during garbage time play. Meanwhile, the other Golden Square semi-final series between Cup champions Muharraq and Al Ahli Club resumes tonight with game two at 7pm at the Khalifa Sports City arena in Isa Town. Muharraq head into the contest hoping to close out the series with a sweep after drawing first blood with a narrow 83-79 win in a physical first game. An Ahli win would send their series to a decisive winner-take-all clash on Thursday.
Courtesy of: gdnonline.com



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  BELARUS  

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, Vitebsk18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.6 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.17.2 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.0 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.0 
 7. Navoichyk, Prine.16.1 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.15.1 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.15.1 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.0 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.5 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.9.0 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.0 
 5. Chumakov, Prine.8.3 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.3 
 7. Kopacev, GO.8.0 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.5 
 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. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.7 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.4 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.8 
 6. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.7 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-934.7 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.5 
 10. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
 8. Sazonau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 9. Tatur, COR-Borisfen1.9 
 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 



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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. Tuttle, Limburg .15.2 
 6. Simpson, Liege14.8 
 7. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.0 
 8. Ware, Antwerp13.9 
 9. Channels, Kango.13.8 
 10. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.1 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 3. Fields, Liege6.7 
 4. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Badji, Kangoeroes6.5 
 7. Ubel, Brussels6.5 
 8. Simmons, Brussels6.3 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.2 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.6 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.2 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.8 
 5. Marnegrave, Spirou4.5 
 6. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 7. Anderson, Limburg .4.1 
 8. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 6. Billbury, Leuven1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Simpson, Liege1.3 
 10. Clark, Antwerp1.3 
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. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 6. Ware, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 8. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 



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  BOSNIA  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.19.8 
 2. Kovacevic, Spars S.18.6 
 3. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak18.0 
 4. Vukovic, Mladost17.4 
 5. Jovanovic, Spars S.17.2 
 6. Negovanovic, Gradj.16.9 
 7. Hasandic, Sloboda .16.5 
 8. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.16.2 
 9. Pelkic, Leotar15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Tomic, Kakanj9.9 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.8.8 
 3. Durmo, Spars S.7.9 
 4. Zimic, Kakanj7.6 
 5. Markovic, Gradj.7.4 
 6. Pelkic, Leotar7.4 
 7. Stanojevic, Mlado.7.2 
 8. Marojevic, Gradj.7.2 
 9. Karacic, Siroki P.7.0 
 10. Kadic, Bosnjak6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.7.4 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.6.1 
 3. Djurdjevic, Mlado.4.6 
 4. Princ, Zrinjski HT4.3 
 5. Zahiragic, Spars S.4.1 
 6. Luzajic, Leotar3.9 
 7. Aleksic, Mladost3.9 
 8. Fekete, Leotar3.8 
 9. Svilar, Kakanj3.8 
 10. Vukovic, Mladost3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.6 
 2. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak2.2 
 3. Brown, Sloboda .1.9 
 4. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.8 
 5. Hagins, Bosna-Royal1.8 
 6. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.7 
 7. Samadan, Zrinjski.1.6 
 8. Bocka, Gradjanski1.6 
 9. Persic, Siroki P.1.5 
 10. Zahiragic, Spars S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Emir ZIMIC
  Kakanj
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Zimic, Kakanj1.2 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.1.2 
 3. Demic, Zrinjski HT1.2 
 4. Karacic, Siroki P.1.1 
 5. Sturanovic, Bosna-Ro.0.9 
 6. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 7. Brummitt, Zrinjski.0.8 
 8. Djugum, Siroki P.0.7 
 9. Pelkic, Leotar0.7 


Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I round 2 (Second Stage) best performance: Strahinja Micovic - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Forward Strahinja Micovic (205-F-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Igokea, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Spars Sarajevo (#6, 0-2), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 88-78. Igokea is placed at 3rd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Igokea is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 1st lost game this season out of 2 games. In the team's last game Micovic had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Igokea's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Torrion Brummitt (201-F) of league's leader Zrinjski HT. Brummitt had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he led Zrinjski HT to another comfortable win outscoring Sloboda Tuzla (1-1) 88-46. His team has extremely good start of the Second Stage. They won both games so far. However the Second Stage is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Brummitt is a newcomer at Zrinjski HT and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was Croatian center Ivan Karacic (202-C-96) of Siroki Primorka (#7). Karacic scored 14 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Siroki Primorka, leading his team to a 90-70 easy win against Gradjanski (#9, 1-1). Siroki Primorka has a very good start of the Second Stage. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Karacic also has a very good start of the Second Stage with very strong stats. Karacic has a great season in Bosnia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (9th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 62.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87) of Siroki Primorka - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Djordje Milosevic (199-SG-93) of Igokea - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Vladimir Aleksic (198-F/G-87) of Leotar - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) of Spars Sarajevo - 19 points and 10 rebounds
8. Stefan Mijovic (196-G-95) of Leotar - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Vedran Princ (191-PG-82) of Zrinjski HT - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) of Leotar - 18 points, 9 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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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Rafael HETTSHEIMER
  Bauru
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 2. Anthony, Macae19.8 
 3. Stallworth, Mogi19.6 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros18.5 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.3 
 7. Garcia, Bauru18.1 
 8. Andrade, Bauru17.1 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia17.0 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.10.4 
 2. Maynard, Minas8.0 
 3. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.8 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.0 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo6.6 
 8. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.6 
 9. Silveira, Mogi6.6 
 10. Curnell, Mogi6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.6 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.6 
 3. Pecos, Paulistano5.6 
 4. Anthony, Macae5.5 
 5. Borges, Franca5.4 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.3 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.5.1 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.0 
 9. Rodgers, Minas5.0 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny DAWKINS
  Vitoria
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dawkins, Vitoria1.9 
 2. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 3. Rodgers, Minas1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 5. Jackson, Vasco D.1.7 
 6. Garcia, Bauru1.7 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.1.7 
 8. Curnell, Mogi1.6 
 9. Toledo, B.Cearense1.6 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros0.9 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.8 
 5. Camilo, Macae0.7 
 6. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 7. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 8. Freitas, Campo M.0.6 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 10. Andrade, Bauru0.5 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucas VEZARO
  Joinville
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Vezaro, Joinville20.3 
 2. Maistro, Contagem16.8 
 3. Smith, Botafogo.15.3 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.14.5 
 5. Filho, Botafogo.14.0 
 6. De-Oliveira, Blumenau13.0 
 7. Lazzaris, Blumenau12.5 
 8. Perez, Contagem12.0 
 9. Moreira, Blumenau12.0 
 10. Machado, Santos/M.11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Prado, Brusque9.0 
 2. Silva, Blumenau8.5 
 3. Russell, Botafogo.7.8 
 4. Moreira, Botafogo.7.5 
 5. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.0 
 6. Alves, Contagem7.0 
 7. Alvim, Contagem6.4 
 8. Froehlich, Joinville6.3 
 9. Perez, Botafogo.6.3 
 10. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Smith, Botafogo.5.5 
 2. Froehlich, Joinville4.3 
 3. Romualdo, Contagem4.0 
 4. Semmke, Blumenau4.0 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.8 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.5 
 7. Russell, Botafogo.3.0 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.2.7 
 9. Moreira, Blumenau2.5 
 10. Silva, Blumenau2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bruno LAZZARIS
  Blumenau
  (202-F-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Lazzaris, Blumenau3.3 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem2.3 
 3. Maistro, Contagem2.2 
 4. Moreira, Blumenau2.0 
 5. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.8 
 6. Prado, Brusque1.8 
 7. Perez, Contagem1.8 
 8. Alves, Contagem1.7 
 9. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 10. Silva, Blumenau1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Silva, Brusque1.3 
 2. Perez, Botafogo.1.3 
 3. Lima, Santos/M.1.2 
 4. Silva, Blumenau0.8 
 5. De-Oliveira, Blumenau0.8 
 6. Dias, Joinville0.7 
 7. Maistro, Contagem0.6 
 8. Souza, Santos/M.0.5 
 9. Henrique, Brusque0.5 
 10. Thawan, Contagem0.4 


Desmond Holloway claims Brazilian NBB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Desmond Holloway (191-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for Pinheiros and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding five rebounds and six assists for Pinheiros in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Campo Mourao (#9, 13-13) 83-81. Pinheiros maintains the 6th position in Brazilian NBB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pinheiros will need more victories to improve their 15-11 record. It's Holloway's second year at Pinheiros and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Coastal Carolina College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Holloway is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.5ppg) and averages solid 53.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-PG-87) of Vitoria. Dawkins impressed basketball fans with 34 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Vitoria lost that game 84-90 to the lower-ranked Macae (#13, 6-20). Vitoria managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 15-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Dawkins is a newcomer at Vitoria and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Patrick Vieira (186-PG-93) of Caxias do Sul (#15). Vieira scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Vieira's great performance Caxias do Sul lost 80-82 to the higher-ranked Paulistano (#8, 14-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Caxias do Sul can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 6-21 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Vieira he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Vieira has individually a great season in Brazil. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 10.2ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cordero Bennett (188-G-88) of Pinheiros - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. David Jackson (195-G-82) of Vasco Da G. - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kendall Anthony (173-PG-93) of Macae - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Pedro Lima (191-SG-87) of Franca - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Isaac Thornton (190-G-91) of Campo Mourao - 31 points and 3 rebounds
9. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80) of Brasilia - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81) of Brasilia - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 17 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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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.8 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.9 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.7 
 6. Smith, Akademik PL17.1 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.6 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.5 
 9. Savic, 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: 6.6
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.6 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.3 
 8. Hadjirusev, Levski4.2 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.1 
 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.2.0 
 3. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 4. Jones, Beroe1.9 
 5. Bellfield, Akademik.1.9 
 6. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 8. Veselinov, Levski1.7 
 9. Marinov, Balkan1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.8 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 6. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 7. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 9. Delic, Rilski0.7 
 10. Petkov, Yambol0.7 



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  BURUNDI  


Burundian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Jean Hakizimana
KIU Titans Uganda
6Erade Mugisha 92
7Nelson Ngabirano 94
8Elvis Hakizimana 85 Urunani Burundi
9Bienvenu Ndikuriyo 97
10Guibert Nijimbere 95
11Tony Nijimbere 94
12Landry Ndikumana 198-PF-95 City Oilers Uganda
14Rodrigue Kabura 93
15Roger Ndayiragije 88


Olivier Ndayiragije Head Coach



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  CANADA  


Dwayne Smith leaves Olimpo - by Eurobasket News

28-year old Jamaican-Canadian forward Dwayne Smith (198-103kg-89, college: G.Washington) left Olimpo de Bahia Blanca (TNA). In 29 games in Argentina he recorded 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg this season.
The last summer Smith played at Academia in Colombian Liga DirecTV where in 33 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to win the Colombian Liga DirecTV-1 title (twice) (also twice).
Smith was selected to NBL Canada All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles, The Storm and On Point).
Smith attended George Washington University until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Very good rebounder for his size and plays bigger than 6-6.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


Olimpo adds Summers to their roster, ex CD Valdivia - by Eurobasket News

Olimpo de Bahia Blanca (TNA) added to their roster 28-year old American small forward Durrell Summers (193-93kg-89, college: Michigan State). He started the season at CD Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 29.7ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. The last summer Summers played at Frayles de Guasave in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 8 games he averaged remarkable 21.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (8th overall).
The former Michigan State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Chilean Liga Nacional championship title in 2016. Summers was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional 1st Team in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Summers' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Summers tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Hungary (Kormend and Atomeromu), Israel (Ironi Kiryat Ata), Venezuela (Trotamundos), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars, Reno Bighorns and Westchester Knicks) and Mexico (Rayos de Hermosillo).
On Summers: Possesses great length and is a true athlete. Summers can get to the basket past anyone, and often goes to the line because of it. In addition to his ability to drive, Summers hits the outside shot with ease and extremely efficient when spotting up or coming off the pick-and-roll. His size and strength make him incredibly hard to defend for smaller defenders, often creating a mismatch opportunity. His quickness and athleticism allow him to move well off the ball, coming around screens and creating space. Defensively his where Summers shines. His lateral quickness, length, and ability to change directions fluidly, while having the fundamentals and effort level to go along with it make Summers a great defender.

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 Zagreb22.4 
 3. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 4. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.0 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.4 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.4 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 9. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.7 
 10. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.7.3 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.2 
 4. Bilan, Cedevita7.1 
 5. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.5 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 10. Zganec, Cedevita5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Reynolds, Cibona7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.4 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.3 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.4 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica4.8 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 3. Babic, Zabok2.0 
 4. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar1.9 
 6. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.8 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 8. James, Cedevita1.7 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.7 
 10. Katic, Cedevita1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Izzet TURKYILMAZ
  GKK S.
  (212-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 8. Zoric, Cibona0.7 
 9. Spaleta, Zadar0.6 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.6 


Adriatic League: William Hatcher carries Partizan part Cedevita in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Cedevita 74:73

William Hatcher drained a jumper with just 3 seconds remaining in regulation to propel Partizan to a vital home win over Cedevita in Game 2 of the semifinal series. He finished with 23 points for the Serbian team as they levelled best-of-three series at 1-1. The third game is schedule for April 1st in Zagreb.
It looked hopeful for the hosts early in the game. Partizan jumped to a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Cedevita picked up the tempo in the second term. The visitors got within 5 points at the interval 39:34. The teams traded baskets throughout the third frame. Partizan ensured a 5-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter. The hosts entered the final minute of regulation still up by five points. Boatright however sank five points in a row to level things up at 70. William Hatcher sank a jumper to regain the lead for Partizan. Boatright responded with a triple at the other end to put Cedevita in front. But William Hatcher stepped up with a decisive bucket for the hosts and secured a key victory for the Serbian powerhouse. Bircevic provided 18 points, while Velickovic added 8 points for the hosts. Boatright answered with game-high 25 points for Cedevita. Miro Bilan chipped in 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in the defeat.

Partizan: William Hatcher 23, Bircevic 18, Velickovic 8
Cedevita: Boatright 25, Miro Bilan 16+10 boards



Adriatic League: Wiliam Hatcher carries Partizan part Cedevita in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Cedevita 74:73

Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, college: Miami, OH) drained a jumper with just 3 seconds remaining in regulation to propel Partizan to a vital home win over Cedevita in Game 2 of the semifinal series. He finished with 23 points for the Serbian team as they levelled best-of-three series at 1-1. The third game is schedule for April 1st in Zagreb.
It looked hopeful for the hosts early in the game. Partizan jumped to a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Cedevita picked up the tempo in the second term. The visitors got within 5 points at the interval 39:34. The teams traded baskets throughout the third frame. Partizan ensured a 5-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter. The hosts entered the final minute of regulation still up by five points. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) however sank five points in a row to level things up at 70. Wiliam Hatcher sank a jumper to regain the lead for Partizan. Ryan Boatright responded with a triple at the other end to put Cedevita in front. But Wiliam Hatcher stepped up with a decisive bucket for the hosts and secured a key victory for the Serbian powerhouse. Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89) provided 18 points, while Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points for the hosts. Ryan Boatright answered with game-high 25 points for Cedevita. Miro Bilan (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in the defeat.

Partizan: Wiliam Hatcher 23, Stefan Bircevic 18, Novica Velickovic 8
Cedevita: Ryan Boatright 25, Miro Bilan 16+10 boards



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  CUBA  

LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Martinez, Santiago28.4 
 2. Boffil, Villa Clara23.8 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio19.1 
 4. Pons, Guantanamo18.5 
 5. Guzman, Capitalinos17.0 
 6. Molina, Matanzas15.9 
 7. Granda, Ciego d.15.5 
 8. Abreu, Villa Clara15.4 
 9. Rivero, Capitalinos15.2 
 10. Guerra, Guantanamo14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 9
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara9.0 
 2. Reyes, Ciego de Avila9.0 
 3. Ochoa, Santiago7.1 
 4. Alorda, Capitalinos6.4 
 5. Tito, Guantanamo6.2 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara5.9 
 7. Pons, Guantanamo5.7 
 8. Siria, Santiago5.6 
 9. Garcia, Matanzas5.2 
 10. Moralez, Matanzas5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Neslier ABREU
  Villa Clara
  (187-G-93)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Abreu, Villa Clara3.6 
 2. Heredia, Santiago3.6 
 3. Monterrey, Pinar d.3.5 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio2.7 
 5. Martinez, Ciego d.2.4 
 6. Molina, Matanzas2.3 
 7. Deschapelles, Matan.2.3 
 8. Soltero, Capitalinos2.2 
 9. Boffil, Villa Clara2.1 
 10. Sanchez, Capitalinos1.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.5.1 
 2. Oliva, Pinar del Rio5.0 
 3. Guerra, Guantanamo4.5 
 4. Deschapelles, Matan.4.4 
 5. Perez, Villa Clara4.4 
 6. Boffil, Villa Clara4.2 
 7. Soria, Guantanamo4.1 
 8. Martinez, Ciego d.3.9 
 9. Heredia, Santiago3.8 
 10. Baldo, Camaguey3.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara1.9 
 2. Font, Capitalinos1.7 
 3. Ochoa, Santiago1.4 
 4. Garcia, Matanzas1.1 
 5. Quintana, Pinar d.1.0 
 6. Castellanos, Ciego d.0.9 
 7. Perez, Villa Clara0.7 
 8. Soria, Guantanamo0.6 
 9. Coutin, Capitalinos0.6 
 10. Romero, Villa Clara0.6 


Review of LSB Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Villa Clara - Matanzas 80-91

Matanzas beat Villa Clara to take 2-0 lead in the series. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-80. Guerreros made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Guerreros outrebounded Villa Clara 33-17 including 20 on the defensive glass. Yosniel Moralez orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Yoan Rodriguez contributed with 16 points for the winners. Guerreros' coach Jemmott Allen used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International center Yoel Cubillas (204-94) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Osvaldo Perez added 14 points and 5 steals in the effort for Villa Clara. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Villa Clara: Y.Cubillas 17+9reb+1ast, A.Boffil 17+2ast, O.Perez 14+3reb+2ast, N.Abreu 12+3reb+3ast, D.Valdes 4+1reb, D.Gonzalez 0+1reb
Matanzas: Y.Moralez 20+12reb+2ast, Y.Rodriguez 16+4reb+1ast, H.Garcia 11+7reb+1ast, D.Torrientes 11+1reb+2ast, L.Curtiz 10+1reb, Y.Molina 9+1reb+6ast
gschID: 540816


Pinar del Rio - Capitalinos 54-64

Capitalinos overcame Pinar del Rio to even the series at 1-1. Pinar was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 45-32 second half run of Capitalinos. They outrebounded Pinar 36-16 including a 27-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-87) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Reinier Castillo (185-76) chipped in 17 points and 8 steals during the contest. Capitalinos' coach Rainel Panfet let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) responded with 26 points and Uruguayan Daniel Martinez scored 5 points.
Top scorers:
Pinar del Rio: O.Oliva 26+4reb+1ast, J.Martinez 5+2reb+1ast, D.Vazquez 5+1reb, D.Martinez 5+3reb+1ast, Y.Baldo 4+1reb, Y.Suarez 4+1reb
Capitalinos: E.Martinez 18+5reb+1ast, R.Castillo 17+3reb+3ast, K.Guzman 8+9reb+4ast, L.Borlot 8+3reb, A.Font 6+4reb, Y.Sanchez 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 540817





San German lands Yudniel Perez - by Eurobasket News

Atleticos de San German (BSN) tabbed 33-year old Cuban guard Yudniel Perez (189-86kg-84, agency: Paris Global Sports) from Piratas de Quebradillas. In 36 BSN games in Puerto Rico he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Among other achievements Perez won Cuban LSB championship title in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2012.
Perez represented Cuba at the Centrobasket in Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.) seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 55.6%.
Perez has played also professionally for other Cuban teams like Ciego and Ciego de Avila.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A combo guard who is extremely strong. He can score in penetration, a good defender on perimeter, passes and shoots well. He can finish almost any penetration with a slam dunk. He's a good prospect to play Internationally. Former member of the Cuban National Team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AEK Larnaca and Keravnos enter the Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

AEK Larnaca and Keravnos enter the Cup Final in Cyprus. They overcame their opponents in the semifinals clashes last night. AEK Larnaca edged Apoel 80-65 mostly dominating the first half. Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and La'Shard Anderson (185-G-89, college: Boise St.) followed him with 11. Murphy Burnatowski (200-SF-90, college: Colgate) answered with 19 points in the losing effort.
Keravnos meanwhile smashed Enosis Neon Paralimni 75-47. Ronald Ross (188-PG-83, college: Texas Tech) stepped up with 16 points, while Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) added 14. Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89, college: Georgetown, KY, agency: HMS) finished the game with 13 points in a loss.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.1 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.17.1 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec17.0 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Jacobs, Prostejov14.8 
 8. Pecka, Usti n.14.8 
 9. Bakic, BK Kolin14.7 
 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. Ware, MMCITE B.7.2 
 5. Norwa, Prostejov7.1 
 6. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 7. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.7 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.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.4.3 
 9. Sotnar, Usti n.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Canada, NH Ostrava2.0 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Slezak, Svitavy1.7 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.6 
 10. Burnett, 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. Svrdlik, BK Pardu.0.7 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.2 
 2. Peterka, Nymburk B23.9 
 3. Svoboda, USK P.23.7 
 4. Svoboda, Nymburk B23.6 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice21.9 
 6. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 7. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 8. Fait, Sokol Pisek18.9 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.8 
 10. Soska, Novy Jicin18.2 
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, Havirov9.9 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.4 
 5. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin8.9 
 7. Bubak, Vysocina8.9 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 9. Pelikan, Novy Jicin8.6 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.2 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice5.3 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.7 
 5. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 6. Sehnal, USK P.4.7 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.2 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice3.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 4. Kozina, Zlin2.3 
 5. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.2 
 6. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.1 
 7. Nehoda, Zlin2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 9. Slechta, Sokol Pisek1.9 
 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, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.3 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.1 
 9. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B1.0 


Bourg signs Tomas Kyzlink - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He started the season at Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 22 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg this season. Kyzlink helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Kyzlink played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Kyzlink has played previously professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov).
He could be described: A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Recap of Ligaen Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade - Bakken 72-118

Bakken overcame Stevnsgade to take 2-0 lead in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Stevnsgade was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Stevnsgade's 22. They outrebounded Stevnsgade 50-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. Bakken players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and American John Williamson (200-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Inception Sports) supported him with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Bakken players scored in double figures. Even 30 points by swingman Jesper Sandager (194-96) did not help to save the game for Stevnsgade. Forward Filip Rajovic (190-97) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Stevnsgade: J.Sandager 30+4reb+2ast, F.Rajovic 11+6reb+6ast, J.Visaq 8+3reb+1ast, M.Osman 5+3reb, H.Nielsen 5+4reb, B.Vukicevic 4+1reb+2ast
Bakken: J.Williamson 17+5reb+4ast, K.Kitsing 17+4reb, T.Laerke 15+3reb+3ast, M.Diouf 12+5reb, D.Akoon-Purcell 10+15reb+6ast, A.Darboe 10+7reb+2ast
gschID: 540795


Svendborg - Naestved 85-80

Svendborg defeated Naestved to surge ahead 2-0 in the series. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 35-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-87, college: LIU Post) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. American-Nigerian forward Patrick Onwenu (198-93, college: Alcorn St.) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Deon Mitchell (186-93, college: N.Iowa) added 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Naestved: P.Onwenu 21+6reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 14+4reb+3ast, P.Nolan 11+5reb, E.Ross 10+6reb+3ast, M.Lanegger 9+2reb+1ast, P.Hertz 7+3reb+2ast
Svendborg: S.Bonneau 22+8reb+2ast, H.NaNa 20+7reb+2ast, A.Porta 16+2reb+5ast, D.Moten 8+9reb+1ast, A.Karason 8+9reb+1ast, C.Jones 5+4reb
gschID: 540794


SISU - Horsholm 97-75

SISU cruised past Horsholm for the second straight win. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Horsholm managed to win fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. SISU forced 21 Horsholm turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Horsholm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Kyle Dranginis (195-92, college: Gonzaga) scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five SISU players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Mikael Nielsen (180-90) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and American Jyles Smith (209-92, college: Savannah St.) scored 15 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.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: M.Nielsen 22+5reb+1ast, J.Smith 15+6reb+4ast, A.Midtgaard 14+7reb+3ast, A.Meilby 9+1reb+1ast, E.Hjorth 5+4reb+4ast, M.Dominique 4+6reb
SISU: K.Dranginis 25+5reb+7ast, T.McGrew 20+7reb+5ast, A.Baru 15+11reb+1ast, A.Haas 14+4reb+4ast, A.Touray 11+2reb+2ast, A.Hjorth 8+1reb
gschID: 540793


Randers - Horsens IC 82-105

Horsens IC outgunned Randers to step closer to the semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Randers managed to win second period 31-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Horsens IC forced 21 Randers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). International guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) chipped in 22 points and 7 assists. Five Horsens IC players scored in double figures. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) produced 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Nigerian-American guard Deuce Bello (193-92, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Randers: C.Burgess 23+5reb+5ast, D.Bello 16+4reb+3ast, M.Mouboe 15+4reb, E.Kibi 8+2reb+2ast, P.Nielsen 7+2reb, C.Jorgensen 4+3reb+2ast
Horsens IC: M.Mack 24+7reb+8ast, G.Lundberg 22+4reb+7ast, W.Artino 19+6reb, D.Trist 12+7reb+2ast, V.Borovcanin 10+2reb+1ast, F.Rungby 8+4reb
gschID: 540792





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Quinn COOK
  Canton C.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 26
 1. Cook, Canton C.26.0 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.0 
 3. Blue, Los A.24.8 
 4. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 5. Jackson, Texas L.23.7 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.23.2 
 8. Holland, Canton C.22.1 
 9. Nader, Maine RC21.4 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.12.1 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.6 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 6. Webb-III, Delaware.9.3 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
 8. Jones, Maine RC9.0 
 9. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
 10. White, Sioux F.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Magette, Los A.9.4 
 2. Marshall, Reno B.8.9 
 3. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 4. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.8.1 
 6. Jackson, Texas L.7.6 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 8. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 9. McCallum, Grand R.7.0 
 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. Millsap, N.Arizon.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Texas L.
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Lasme, Texas L.3.6 
 2. Diallo, Greensboro S.2.7 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.2.7 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.6 
 5. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 6. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 7. Obekpa, Santa C.2.3 
 8. Benson, Sioux F.2.3 
 9. Davis, Iowa E.2.3 
 10. Davis, N.Arizona S.2.1 


Mad Ants eliminate Drive from playoff contention - by Eurobasket News

The Grand Rapids Drive (22-24) came back from 20 points down to tie the score at 99 after trailing the entire game, but the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (28-19) took back control from there and eliminated the Drive from the playoff picture, prevailing 126-119. The Drive went on an 18-6 run to open the fourth quarter after trailing by eight at the end of the first quarter and 13 at halftime. Henry Ellenson converted a three-point play to force the game's first tie, but Tyler Hansbrough (6'9''-F-85, college: N.Carolina) responded with a three-point play of his own immediately after and the Drive were not able to tie the game back again. The NBA veteran Hansbrough had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Fort Wayne, Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93, college: Kentucky) had 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds and Trey McKinney-Jones had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Loyd (6'4''-G-93, college: Indianapolis, agency: Three Eye Sports) also had 21 points, as he and Hansbrough combined to go 23-of-24 from the foul line. As a team, the Mad Ants hit 34 of 39 free throws. On the Drive's side, Kevin Murphy (6'5''-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) led the team in scoring for the third consecutive game with a game-high 32 points. Lorenzo Brown (6'5''-G-90, college: N.Carolina St.) had 28 points and five rebounds and Ray McCallum (6'3''-PG-91, college: Detroit Mercy) had 23 points and seven assists. Pistons assignee Ellenson had 13 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out. A physical defense for the Drive meant the whistle was their enemy all night. They committed 33 fouls to 17 for the Mad Ants, and even after Brown dunked to cut the Fort Wayne lead to two in the fourth quarter the Drive bench was whistled for a costly technical. The Drive were very efficient from the field, especially in the second half, finishing shooting 52 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range. But it was not enough to make up for the Mad Ants' prolific volume and efficiency at the charity stripe, especially since they supplemented it with 48 percent shooting from the field and 12 offensive rebounds to six for the Drive. Grand Rapids pulled within a half-game of Fort Wayne in the standings on Feb. 22 when they beat Long Island to improve their record to 20-17, but the teams have gone in opposite directions since, and this loss put an end to the Drive's playoff hopes. They will remain without a playoff appearance in three seasons as a franchise. These teams meet for a rematch in Grand Rapids tomorrow night, March 25 at the DeltaPlex.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Aguada welcomes back Mendoza, ex La Mattica - by Marcos Carlo

Santeros de Aguada (BSN) landed 25-year old Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92). It is actually his comeback to Santeros as he has played here before. Mendoza played in the summer at La Mattica in La Vega League in Dominican Republic. He also played that season for Santeros de Aguada where in 44 BSN games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. Mendoza helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team, All-Imports Team and All-Defensive Team. Mendoza also spent pre-season at Reales (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league that year.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Dominican Rep. District National League in 2013.
Mendoza represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 86.7%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Mendoza experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Mendoza has played previously professionally also in Spain (Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia) and Dominican Republic (Los Minas and Sharks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga MB Round 19: Santa Tecla lose their first game against Quezaltepeque - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of Santa Tecla (11-1) on the court of seventh ranked Quezaltepeque on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Quezaltepeque 86-77. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Santa Tecla. Quezaltepeque looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) helped adding 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. At the losing side center Carlos Arias (200-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. Quezaltepeque (7-5) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Denver-FAS. Santa Tecla at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Brujos Izalco. Quezaltepeque is looking forward to face San Miguel (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Santa Tecla will play against Denver-FAS (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Giants (0-11) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to fourteenth ranked Arcense (3-10) 78-69. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Danny Lawhorn (183, college: Midwestern St.) who led the winners and scored 43 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Louis Birdsong accounted for 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Power forward James Milton (203, college: Stevenson) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for Giants in the defeat. Arcense moved-up to thirteenth place. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Arcense will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Giants will play on the road against El Rapido (#11) in La Union and hope to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Chalchuapa where 8th ranked Cojute (6-6) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked 11 Lobos (5-7) 114-102 on Friday. Shawn Hampton fired a triple-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Brandon Golden produced 47 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for lost side. 11 Lobos moved-up to tenth place. Loser Cojute keeps the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Sonsonate. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 19 Santa Ana lost to Brujos Izalco on the opponent's court 68-80.

11 Lobos - Cojute 114-102

An interesting game took place in Chalchuapa where 8th ranked Cojute (6-6) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked 11 Lobos (5-7) 114-102 on Friday. 11 Lobos outrebounded Cojute 53-39 including a 39-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Cojute's players. American point guard Shawn Hampton (187) fired a triple-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Haitian Joseph Antoine (203-84, college: Union, TN) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Four 11 Lobos players scored in double figures. American guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) produced 47 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Scott Sill (206-92, college: Delaware St.) added 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for lost side. 11 Lobos moved-up to tenth place. Loser Cojute keeps the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Sonsonate. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
11 Lobos: S.Hampton 34+12reb+13ast, J.Antoine 23+11reb+5ast, M.Montavious 20+17reb, A.Ruano 19+1reb, K.Campos 11+3reb, M.Gonzalez 7+7reb+3ast
Cojute: B.Golden 47+8reb+3ast, S.Sill 27+10reb, A.Moe 8+5reb, J.Quintanilla 7+6reb+2ast, R.Melendez 6+6reb, L.Quintanilla 3+1ast
gschID: 537022


Giants - Arcense 69-78

Bottom-ranked Giants (0-11) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to fourteenth ranked Arcense (3-10) 78-69. Arcense players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Danny Lawhorn (183, college: Midwestern St.) who led the winners and scored 43 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Forward Louis Birdsong (198-88, college: George Mason) accounted for 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side. Power forward James Milton (203, college: Stevenson) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and guard Macari Brooks (190-92, college: Pikeville) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Giants in the defeat. Five Giants players scored in double figures. Arcense moved-up to thirteenth place. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Arcense will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Giants will play on the road against El Rapido (#11) in La Union and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Arcense: D.Lawhorn 43+8reb+7ast, L.Birdsong 14+14reb+3ast, M.Moore 9+7reb+6ast, R.Cardona 6+6reb+1ast, J.Reyes 4+4reb, C.Quevedo 2+4reb
Giants: M.Brooks 17+7reb+6ast, J.Milton 15+14reb+1ast, J.Kirksey 15+5reb+2ast, C.Flores 12+8reb+7ast, L.Escoto 10+4reb+1ast, J.Miguel Torres 0
gschID: 537019


Brujos Izalco - Santa Ana 80-68

Very expected game when 13th ranked Santa Ana (2-10) was defeated on the road by second ranked Brujos Izalco (11-1) 80-68 on Thursday. Brujos Izalco forced 25 Santa Ana turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Christopher Blake (197-88, college: Detroit Mercy) fired 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Four Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. Forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds and center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) added 18 points and 15 rebounds respectively for lost side. Brujos Izalco have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Santa Tecla lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Santa Ana lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Brujos Izalco will meet Halcones (#4) in the next round. Santa Ana will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 33+6reb+4ast, G.McArthur 19+14reb+1ast, T.Elliott 13+14reb+2ast, R.Mendez 10+4reb+5ast, D.Thompson 4+5reb+2ast, E.Navarrete 1+1ast
Santa Ana: T.Dowdell 26+7reb+2ast, A.Smith 18+15reb+1ast, E.Guevara 15+2reb+2ast, T.Conyers 7+5reb+16ast, F.Salazar 1+2reb, E.Molina 1+3reb+1ast
gschID: 537021


Quezaltepeque - Santa Tecla 86-77

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Santa Tecla (11-1) on the court of seventh ranked Quezaltepeque on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Quezaltepeque 86-77. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Santa Tecla. Quezaltepeque looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) helped adding 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Quezaltepeque players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Carlos Arias (200-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds and Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Quezaltepeque (7-5) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Denver-FAS. Santa Tecla at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Brujos Izalco. Quezaltepeque is looking forward to face San Miguel (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Santa Tecla will play against Denver-FAS (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 27+11reb+8ast, S.Brackett 19+5reb+11ast, N.Drayton 17+14reb+1ast, D.Bairez 11+1reb+2ast, L.Portal 6+5reb+1ast, R.Miranda 6+3reb+2ast
Santa Tecla: C.Arias 24+15reb+2ast, L.Valdez 22+11reb+4ast, R.Martinez 12+1reb+6ast, J.Mancia 6+3reb+2ast, O.Torres 5+1reb+2ast, A.Arias Serrano 4+2reb
gschID: 537020





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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.4 
 3. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 4. Olmre, TTU17.4 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.16.8 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu16.4 
 8. Strupovics, Valga15.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 10. Seskus, Parnu15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.6 
 2. Konate, Tartu Ulikool10.8 
 3. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU8.2 
 5. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.2 
 6. Bubalo, Parnu8.1 
 7. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.6 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 9. Lips, Tarvas7.2 
 10. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.6 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.3 
 5. Jones, TL.4.0 
 6. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 7. Paiste, Tarvas3.8 
 8. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla3.8 
 10. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 5. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Olmre, TTU1.7 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga1.7 
 10. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 3. Kok, Rapla0.9 
 4. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 6. Lips, Tarvas0.8 
 7. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 8. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 9. Bubalo, Parnu0.7 
 10. Perine, Tarvas0.7 


Alexela KML Round 23: Rapla edges Valga by two points - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Alexela KML.

Sixth-ranked Valga (8-17) made lots of trouble for third ranked Rapla (16-9) on Saturday. Rapla managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valga. Valga was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Rapla made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) who scored 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds. Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) produced 20 points and 4 assists for the guests. Rapla have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Valga at the other side keeps the sixth position with 17 games lost. They share it with TLU/Kalev. Rapla are looking forward to face TTU (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. Valga will play at home against BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Tartu Ulikool delivered the twenty first victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-17) 97-67 in Tallinn. Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Janari Joesaar contributed with 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) answered with 11 points and 7 rebounds for TLU/Kalev. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool (21-2) have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place. TLU/Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Valga. Tartu Ulikool will play against Kalev/Cramo (#3) in Tallinn in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TTU.
Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 71-64 loss to fourth ranked TTU (14-10) in Tallinn on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Toomas Raadik who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Carlos Jurgens responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Noorteliiga's coach Indrek Visnapuu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TTU maintains fourth place with 14-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still close the standings. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
The game in Rakvere was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked TTU (14-10) played at the court of 8th ranked BC Rakvere (7-19). TTU did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 83-65. It was an exceptional evening for Toomas Raadik who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TTU maintains fourth place with 14-10 record. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the eighth position with 19 games lost. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Valga (8-17) played at the court of 7th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-17). Valga smashed TLU/Kalev 84-59 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. TLU/Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Valga maintains sixth place with 8-17 record, which they share with defeated TLU/Kalev. TLU/Kalev lost their third game in a row. Valga will face BC Rakvere (#8) at home in the next round.

In the last game of round 23 Tarvas was defeated by Parnu in a road game 87-72.

Rapla - Valga 80-78

Sixth-ranked Valga (8-17) made lots of trouble for third ranked Rapla (16-9) on Saturday. Rapla managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valga. Valga was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Rapla made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) who scored 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) produced 20 points and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Rapla have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Valga at the other side keeps the sixth position with 17 games lost. They share it with TLU/Kalev. Rapla are looking forward to face TTU (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. Valga will play at home against BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 20+4reb+4ast, R.Strupovics 20+1reb+2ast, R.Lindments 16+6reb+2ast, R.Raadik 6+13reb+2ast, D.Mathieu 6+7reb+3ast, V.Kriisa 6+1reb+2ast
Rapla: R.Suarez 33+8reb+4ast, I.Kajupank 12+10reb, S.Kaldre 11+3ast, M.Paasoja 7+3reb+1ast, D.Bratoz 6+4reb+1ast, J.Kok 5+2reb
gschID: 535002


Parnu - Tarvas 87-72

There was no surprise when 8th ranked BC Rakvere (7-19) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Parnu (14-11) 87-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back winning next two quarters and won the game by 15 points. Parnu outrebounded BC Rakvere 45-29 including a 39-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Rakvere was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Five Parnu players scored in double figures. Guard Mario Paiste (186-89) produced 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. BC Rakvere's coach tested ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Parnu maintains fifth place with 14-11 record. Loser BC Rakvere keeps the eighth position with 19 games lost. Parnu will face Valga (#6) at home in the next round. BC Rakvere will play against Valga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: M.Paiste 22+5reb+7ast, S.Post 15+4reb+1ast, K.Lips 12+5reb+4ast, T.Peil 8+1ast, E.Kaasik 5+1reb+1ast, A.Ehte 4+6reb+3ast
Parnu: E.Seskus 21+10reb+4ast, M.Kirves 17+7reb+1ast, S.Sutt 14+7reb+3ast, D.Bubalo 13+9reb+1ast, K.Kask 11+9reb+1ast, R.Hallik 7+5ast
gschID: 535001


TLU/Kalev - Tartu Ulikool 67-97

Leader Tartu Ulikool delivered the twenty first victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-17) 97-67 in Tallinn. The game without a history. Tartu Ulikool 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 TLU/Kalev's 36. They outrebounded TLU/Kalev 50-27 including a 34-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. The former international Janari Joesaar (198-93, college: UTRGV, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) answered with 11 points and 7 rebounds and the former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for TLU/Kalev. 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. Tartu Ulikool (21-2) have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place. TLU/Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Valga. Tartu Ulikool will play against Kalev/Cramo (#3) in Tallinn in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TTU.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: D.Dzeletovic 14+1reb+1ast, M.Kurg 12+2reb, R.Tamm 11+7reb+2ast, K.Saage 11+5reb+4ast, S.Knezevic 7+3reb, T.Talumaa 3
Tartu Ulikool: J.Joesaar 23+8reb+1ast, D.Milka 20+13reb+1ast, M.Adam Konate 14+10reb, M.Thomas 10+4reb+5ast, K.Meister 9+2reb, V.Jois 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 534999


Noorteliiga - TTU 64-71

Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 71-64 loss to fourth ranked TTU (14-10) in Tallinn on Friday evening. Noorteliiga trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 21-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-71 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Noorteliiga 38-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Sten Olmre (192-95) helped adding 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Point guard Carlos Jurgens (190-98) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Taavi Jurkatamm (201-97) scored 16 points. Noorteliiga's coach Indrek Visnapuu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TTU maintains fourth place with 14-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still close the standings. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
Top scorers:
Noorteliiga: T.Jurkatamm 16+2reb+1ast, C.Jurgens 14+6reb+3ast, R.Pehka 7+7reb+4ast, M.Soodla 7+5reb, J.Sein 7+1reb+1ast, K.Luus 5+1ast
TTU: S.Olmre 16+5reb+5ast, K.Akenparg 16+2reb+2ast, T.Raadik 14+13reb+1ast, S.Viilup 12+2reb+3ast, N.Vujovic 10+10reb+2ast, S.Saare 3+2ast
gschID: 535000


Tarvas - TTU 65-83

The game in Rakvere was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked TTU (14-10) played at the court of 8th ranked BC Rakvere (7-19). TTU did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 83-65. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. BC Rakvere was better in fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 49-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Sten Olmre (192-95) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Mario Paiste (186-89) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for BC Rakvere in the defeat. 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. TTU maintains fourth place with 14-10 record. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the eighth position with 19 games lost. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TLU/Kalev.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: S.Post 15+8reb, M.Paiste 14+7reb+2ast, K.Lips 11+8reb+3ast, R.Lille 10+1reb, S.Saaremael 8+1reb+1ast, T.Peil 4+5reb+1ast
TTU: T.Raadik 20+9reb+1ast, J.Jarvelainen 18+6reb, S.Olmre 15+5reb+5ast, N.Vujovic 11+8reb+4ast, K.Akenparg 9+3reb+2ast, S.Viilup 5+3reb
gschID: 534998


TLU/Kalev - Valga 59-84

The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Valga (8-17) played at the court of 7th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-17). Valga smashed TLU/Kalev 84-59 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Valga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 TLU/Kalev turnovers. The best player for the winners was Latvian Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized American forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and Martin Jurtom (200-94) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. TLU/Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Valga maintains sixth place with 8-17 record, which they share with defeated TLU/Kalev. TLU/Kalev lost their third game in a row. Valga will face BC Rakvere (#8) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: R.Tamm 21+6reb+1ast, M.Jurtom 13+7reb+2ast, J.Vahter 8+1reb+1ast, M.Kurg 7+6reb+1ast, K.Saks 6+6reb, K.Saage 4+3reb+3ast
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 17+5reb+4ast, K.Kanbergs 16+1reb+1ast, R.Lindments 15+7reb, R.Strupovics 11+2reb+4ast, D.Mathieu 9+6reb+5ast, R.Raadik 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 534997





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Randolph's 21 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old power forward Anthony Randolph (211-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Real Madrid and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
He had the game-high 21 points adding five rebounds for Real Madrid in his team's victory, helping them to beat Olympiacos (#3, 19-9) 79-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Real Madrid to consolidate first place in the Euroleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Real Madrid has a very solid 21-7 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Randolph had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Anthony Randolph averages this season 10.7ppg and 5.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of league's second-best CSKA. He is French guard in his 3rd season at CSKA. In the last game De Colo recorded impressive 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course CSKA cruised to a 85-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Unics (#16, 7-21). CSKA's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 21-7 record is not bad at all. De Colo is one of the most experienced players at CSKA and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of EA7 Armani (#15). Raduljica scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Raduljica's great performance EA7 Armani lost 76-84 to the higher-ranked Brose Bask. (#12, 10-18). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. EA7 Armani can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 7-21 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Raduljica he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Raduljica has a very solid season. In 27 games in Euroleague he scored 8.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) of Olympiacos - 18 points and 4 rebounds
5. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Fenerbahce - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid - 21 points and 5 assists
8. Artsiom Parakhouski (210-C-87) of Unics - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Fabien Causeur (195-SG-87) of Brose Bask. - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 18 points and 8 rebounds

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



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket21.8 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.9 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.3 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.9 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.5 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.3 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto16.1 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Van, Korihait10.6 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.6 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 7. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.8 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
 10. Johnson, Kataja B.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 7. Edwards, Lapua4.3 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.2 
 9. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Scott, KTP Basket1.5 
 10. Ware, Kauhajoki1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.7 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Bailey, KTP Basket1.0 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 9. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 10. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 



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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. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.3 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines17.3 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.5 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims14.9 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel14.7 
 10. Young, Chalons-.14.5 
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, Gravelines8.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.1 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel6.9 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines5.9 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.1 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Eito, Orleans4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Henry, Gravelines1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
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. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 8. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.9 
 9. Joseph, Orleans0.9 
 10. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Peacock, Bourg18.1 
 2. Williams, Boulazac17.5 
 3. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.5 
 4. Burton, Roanne17.3 
 5. Jones, Lille17.1 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.6 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.8 
 8. Walker, Evreux15.0 
 9. Obasohan, Provence.14.8 
 10. Broussard, Provence.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.9 
 2. Kone, Charleville9.8 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg9.2 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.1 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.2 
 6. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.8 
 7. Traore, Lille7.8 
 8. Diame, Blois7.5 
 9. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 10. Williams, Boulazac7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.8 
 2. Turner, Blois6.4 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.6.1 
 4. King, Le Havre6.1 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne5.9 
 6. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 7. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.4 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes5.3 
 10. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Burton, Roanne2.5 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.5 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.3 
 4. Turner, Blois2.2 
 5. Denave, Vichy C.2.1 
 6. Maille, Provence.1.9 
 7. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
 10. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morin, Le Havre2.0 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 5. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Diame, Blois1.1 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.1 
 9. MBida, Lille1.1 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket18.2 
 2. Bradford, St Vallier18.0 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.3 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes17.1 
 5. Newson, Lorient16.7 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.4 
 7. Mitchell, Chartres16.2 
 8. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.16.0 
 9. Smith, Orchies16.0 
 10. Strong, St Vallier15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.7 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.0 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.2 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.8.1 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket8.1 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.8 
 7. Cox, Challans7.5 
 8. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
 10. Anderson, RAC B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Korac, Vitre7.8 
 2. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 3. Romain, Chartres7.2 
 4. Rathieuville, Rennes5.3 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.2 
 6. Delhomme, St Vallier5.2 
 7. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 8. Smith, Orchies5.0 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
 10. Suhard, Angers BC4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craion, Lorient3.0 
 2. Neri, ALS Basket2.2 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.2 
 4. Cornely, Caen2.0 
 5. Newson, Lorient1.9 
 6. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Monceau, Challans1.8 
 8. Gibson, Challans1.7 
 9. Liorel, SAP V.1.7 
 10. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Negrobar, Rennes1.2 
 3. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.0 
 4. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 5. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 6. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 7. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 8. Kayembe, Souffel0.8 
 9. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 10. Pons, CFBB0.8 


ProB Round 24: #1 JL Bourg is defeated by SO Maritime Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JL Bourg (17-7) in Boulogne-sur-Mer on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (9-15) 86-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-19. But JL Bourg won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 assists and center Adolphe-Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-79) who added 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Maurienne. JL Bourg at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne is looking forward to face Aix-Maurienne (#16) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round. JL Bourg will play at home against Boulazac Basket (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Lille. Third ranked host Lille Metropole (15-9) defeated second-best Provence Basket (16-8) 62-48. The winners were led by naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) who scored that evening 13 points and 7 rebounds and Thomas Ceci-Diop supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Lille Metropole's coach Neno Asceric allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) did not help to save the game for Provence Basket. Lille Metropole have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 15-9 record having just two points less than leader Bourg. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost. Lille Metropole will play against bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Provence Basket will play against Saint-Quentin (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Evreux between Poitiers and ALM Evreux. Tenth ranked Poitiers (12-12) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked ALM Evreux (12-12). Poitiers managed to escape with a 2-point win 92-90 in the fight for the eighth place. The best player for the winners was Mickael Var who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Caleb Walker who recorded 24 points. ALM Evreux's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Nantes and Evreux. Poitiers will meet at home Chorale de Roanne (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play against ADA Blois (#4) and hope to secure a win.
One of their biggest challengers Charleville-Mezieres (13-11) was outscored at home by seventh ranked STB Le Havre (13-11) with the biggest margin this round 88-63. It was a good game for Nicholas Pope who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Charleville-Mezieres' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Charleville and Boulazac. STB Le Havre's next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#11) at home where they are favorite. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Nantes (#9) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 24: Nantes lost to Boulazac on the opponent's court 66-75. St Quentin managed to outperform St Chamond in a home game 77-69. Maurienne recorded a loss to Rouen on the road 74-63. Roanne was defeated by Blois on its own court 68-75. Bottom-ranked Vichy Clermont was beaten by Denain in a road game 70-55.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points and 14 rebounds by Ryan Rhoomes of St Quentin.

Boulogne - Bourg 86-77

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JL Bourg (17-7) in Boulogne-sur-Mer on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by seventeenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (9-15) 86-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-19. But JL Bourg won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 assists and center Adolphe-Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-79) who added 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Maurienne. JL Bourg at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne is looking forward to face Aix-Maurienne (#16) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round. JL Bourg will play at home against Boulazac Basket (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: Z.Peacock 27+12reb+4ast, Y.Ndoye 15+7reb, T.Kyzlink 12+2reb+6ast, K.Joss-Rauze 5+2reb+2ast, G.Sim 5+3reb+5ast, P.Braud 5+1reb+1ast
Boulogne: T.Gipson 22+2reb+5ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 18+5reb+2ast, G.Paumier 14+4reb, K.Moendadze 13+2reb+1ast, K.Mendy 7+3reb+1ast, X.Corosine 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 484479


Boulazac - Nantes 75-66

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Boulazac Basket and 8th ranked Nantes had identical 12-11 record. This time Boulazac Basket used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Nantes 75-66. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Nantes won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for Jerome Sanchez (197-90) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 assists. Guard Gaetan Clerc (189-91) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) added 16 points in the effort for Nantes. Four Nantes players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Le Havre and Charleville. Nantes at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be league's leader JL Bourg on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nantes: L.Ekperigin 19+14reb+2ast, V.Bigote 16+1reb+1ast, K.Mitchell 12+2reb+1ast, C.McKnight 11+2reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 4+4reb, V.Fofana 2+3reb+1ast
Boulazac: G.Clerc 18+2reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 18+2reb+5ast, J.Williams 14+4reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 9+3reb+6ast, A.Tanghe 7+5reb+1ast, A.Salmon 5+1ast
gschID: 484478


St Quentin - St Chamond 77-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Saint-Quentin and 14th ranked Saint Chamond had identical 10-13 record. This time Saint-Quentin used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Saint Chamond 77-69. The hosts were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-16 Saint Chamond's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-69 at the end of the game. Saint-Quentin players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. Point guard Malela Mutuale (188-91) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. American guard BA Walker (184-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) added 18 points in the effort for Saint Chamond. Saint-Quentin have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Denain and Rouen. Saint Chamond at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. Saint-Quentin's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint Chamond will play at home against Denain Voltaire (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 18+3reb+2ast, B.Walker 16+5reb+2ast, J.Rinna 12+3reb+1ast, M.Guichard 6+4reb+4ast, E.Zukauskas 6+8reb+2ast, K.Larson 4+7reb+1ast
St Quentin: R.Rhoomes 18+14reb, R.Nyakundi 12+2reb+1ast, M.Buval 12+5reb+2ast, H.Laroche 11+2reb+5ast, M.Mutuale 9+6reb+5ast, J.Robinson 7+2ast
gschID: 484486


Rouen - Maurienne 74-63

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-15) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (11-13) 74-63. Aix-Maurienne was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. SPO Rouen dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Aix-Maurienne's 22. SPO Rouen forced 23 Aix-Maurienne turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 7 rebounds. American guard James Woodard (191-94, college: Tulsa) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) replied with 11 points and 7 assists and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. SPO Rouen moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with St Quentin and Denain. Aix-Maurienne lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 15 games lost. SPO Rouen's next round opponent will be higher ranked STB Le Havre (#5) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aix-Maurienne will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: G.Noel 14+4reb, M.Sonko 13+5reb+1ast, K.Atamna 11+3reb+7ast, R.Dardaine 8+5reb, A.Rigaux 6+3reb+4ast, A.Williamson 6+4reb
Rouen: J.Fairell 21+7reb+1ast, J.Woodard 13+6reb+5ast, D.Colter 11+1reb+2ast, S.Ho You Fat 9+4reb+2ast, G.Curier 8+7reb+1ast, H.Palsson 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 484485


Roanne - Blois 68-75

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked ADA Blois (14-10) beat on the road 11th ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-14) 75-68. Chorale de Roanne was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 40-29 second half run of ADA Blois. They also forced 21 Chorale de Roanne turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for Benjamin Monclar (191-88) who led his team to a victory with 18 points. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 10 points, 7 assists and 6 steals for the winners. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) added 17 points in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ADA Blois moved-up to fourth place. Chorale de Roanne at the other side dropped to the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. ADA Blois' next round opponent will be ALM Evreux (#10) at home where they are favorite. Chorale de Roanne will play against Poitiers (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Roanne: A.Rozenfeld 17+3reb+1ast, J.Burton 15+11reb+3ast, R.Nelson 9+4reb+4ast, T.Ville 9+2reb+1ast, A.Gavrilovic 7+7reb+2ast, C.Cavallo 7+3reb+1ast
Blois: B.Monclar 18+1reb, F.Turner 10+2reb+7ast, E.Boateng 10+6reb+2ast, T.Hieu-Courtois 8+2reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 7+2reb+5ast, L.Wilson 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484484


Lille - Provence Basket 62-48

The game between Top Four teams took place in Lille. Third ranked host Lille Metropole (15-9) defeated second-best Provence Basket (16-8) 62-48. It looked good early as Provence Basket took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lille Metropole had a 22-11 second period charge getting the lead and Provence Basket was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 48-62. Lille Metropole dominated on the defensive end, holding Provence Basket to just 7 points in fourth quarter. The winners were led by naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) who scored that evening 13 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Thomas Ceci-Diop (199-92) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Neno Asceric allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) did not help to save the game for Provence Basket. His fellow American import center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Lille Metropole have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 15-9 record having just two points less than leader Bourg. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost. Lille Metropole will play against bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Provence Basket will play against Saint-Quentin (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: A.Broussard 14+6reb+3ast, B.Waldow 10+8reb+1ast, D.Obasohan 7+5reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 5+2reb+3ast, R.Desroses 5+3reb+1ast, L.Vebobe 4+4reb+1ast
Lille: J.Traore 13+7reb+3ast, T.Ceci-Diop 10+9reb+1ast, P.Duwiquet 10+2reb+1ast, L.Asceric 10+2reb+1ast, D.Burton 8+3reb+2ast, N.Taccoen 5+9reb+2ast
gschID: 484483


Evreux - Poitiers 90-92

A very close game took place in Evreux between Poitiers and ALM Evreux. Tenth ranked Poitiers (12-12) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked ALM Evreux (12-12). Poitiers managed to escape with a 2-point win 92-90 in the fight for the eighth place. ALM Evreux was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Poitiers made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Mickael Var (205-90) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Naturalized Guyanese Mike Joseph (203-94) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) who recorded 24 points and his fellow American import point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively. ALM Evreux's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Nantes and Evreux. Poitiers will meet at home Chorale de Roanne (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play against ADA Blois (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Walker 24+3reb+1ast, C.Henry 20+6ast, R.Dibo 9+2reb+1ast, S.Mekdad 8+4reb+2ast, L.Kante 7+2reb+1ast, P.Beye 6+5reb
Poitiers: M.Var 19+5reb+2ast, M.Joseph 19+5reb+1ast, D.Reed 16+2reb+1ast, C.Leonard 10+2reb+3ast, P.Guillard 10+4reb+2ast, A.Thinon 6+2reb
gschID: 484482


Denain - Vichy Clermont 70-55

There was no surprise when 18th ranked JA Vichy (8-16) was defeated on the road by thirteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (11-13) 70-55. JA Vichy was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 25-6 charge of Denain Voltaire, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JA Vichy to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Denain Voltaire forced 22 JA Vichy turnovers. It was a good game for Benoit Gillet (190-86) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Pierric Poupet (192-84) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and David Denave (193-85) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for JA Vichy. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Denain Voltaire moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with St Quentin and Rouen. JA Vichy lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Denain Voltaire's next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#14) on the road. JA Vichy will play against Lille Metropole (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Bronchard 16+9reb+1ast, C.Ona-Embo 10+2reb+2ast, S.Doucoure 8+5reb+1ast, D.Denave 8+6reb+2ast, R.Morency 6+5reb+1ast, C.Bah 3+2reb+1ast
Denain: B.Gillet 17+6reb+1ast, P.Poupet 12+3reb+7ast, C.Abouo 11+5reb+1ast, K.Spain 11+3reb+4ast, J.Cazenobe 8+6reb+3ast, T.Tarpey 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 484481


Charleville - Le Havre 63-88

One of their biggest challengers Charleville-Mezieres (13-11) was outscored at home by seventh ranked STB Le Havre (13-11) with the biggest margin this round 88-63. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. STB Le Havre outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 40-25 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for STB Le Havre especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. It was a good game for naturalized American Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklah.Baptist) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Charleville and Boulazac. STB Le Havre's next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#11) at home where they are favorite. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Nantes (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: M.Hermannsson 23+5reb+1ast, M.Kone 15+10reb+1ast, S.Buterlevicius 12+1reb+3ast, J.Fouse 5+2reb+2ast, W.Brown 5+2reb, L.Dussoulier 3+3reb
Le Havre: N.Pope 22+4reb+1ast, F.Paschal 16+4reb, J.Greene 14+3reb+4ast, B.King 14+5reb+6ast, D.Odiakosa 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Morin 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 484480





Bourg signs Tomas Kyzlink - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He started the season at Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 22 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg this season. Kyzlink helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Kyzlink played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Kyzlink has played previously professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov).
He could be described: A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NM1 Round 30: Souffelweyersheim is defeated by Vendee Challans - 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 most important game in the last round took place in Souffelweyersheim between third ranked Souffelweyersheim (19-11) and tenth ranked Vendee Challans (16-14) on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Vendee Challans in a tough game at home 80-86. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian Djordje Petrovic (202-84) scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Fabyon Harris (180-91, college: Texas A&M) with 22 points and 6 assists. Vendee Challans have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Chartres. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Vendee Challans is looking forward to face league's leader Caen at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Souffelweyersheim will play against Rueil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Caen. First ranked host Caen (23-7) defeated second-best Quimper UJAP (21-9) 76-64. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) notched 18 points to lead the effort and Moustapha Diarra supported him with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) did not help to save the game for Quimper UJAP. Caen maintains first position with 23-7 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second place with nine games lost. Caen will play against Vendee Challans (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play against UB Chartres (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-30) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 30th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Saint Vallier (15-15) 99-77 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Steffon Bradford who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Theo Maledon who recorded 12 points and 5 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. Saint Vallier maintains eleventh position with 15-15 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Saint Vallier will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Union Rennes (#17) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Andrezieux. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Rueil (18-12) to ninth ranked ALS Basket (16-14) 72-71 on Saturday evening. It was a good game for Jerrold Brooks who saved his team from a defeat with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. ALS Basket's coach Jeremy Beaufort allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. ALS Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Rueil at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. ALS Basket's next round opponent will be Vitre (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Chartres where higher ranked GET Vosges (17-13) was upset on the court of tenth ranked UB Chartres (16-14) 89-77 on Saturday. Jonathan Mitchell scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. UB Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Challans. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. UB Chartres will face league's second-placed Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GET Vosges will play against SAP Vaucluse and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 30: Gries/Oberhoffen won against SAP Vaucluse on the opponent's court 98-87. Angers BC outscored Vitre in a home game 90-69. Orchies managed to beat Lourdes on the road 77-70. Rennes was defeated by Lorient on its own court 80-94.

SAP Vaucluse - Gries/Oberhoffen 87-98

Everything could happen in Sorgues at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen and 13th ranked SAP Vaucluse had identical 13-16 record. But SAP Vaucluse was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Bischwiller 98-87 on Saturday night. Gries/Oberhoffen dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to SAP Vaucluse's 38 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded SAP Vaucluse 34-23 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) scored 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) with 19 points and Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen maintains twelfth position with 14-16 record. Loser SAP Vaucluse keeps the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Saint Vallier (#11) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SAP Vaucluse will play against GET Vosges in Golbey and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 19+1reb+3ast, D.Tarvydas 15+2reb+2ast, A.Liorel 14+3reb, D.Kaba 12+3reb+3ast, R.Lopez 9+3reb+1ast, B.Davis 7+8reb+3ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: O.Varanauskas 24+7reb+3ast, R.Jakstas 24+6reb+1ast, A.Doumbia 17+6reb+4ast, G.Thondique 10+5reb+2ast, T.Ghezala 9+3reb+1ast, G.Duro 8+1ast
gschID: 485024


Souffel - Challans 80-86

The most important game in the last round took place in Souffelweyersheim between third ranked Souffelweyersheim (19-11) and tenth ranked Vendee Challans (16-14) on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Vendee Challans in a tough game at home 80-86. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian Djordje Petrovic (202-84) scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Fabyon Harris (180-91, college: Texas A&M) with 22 points and 6 assists and DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Five Vendee Challans and four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Chartres. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Vendee Challans is looking forward to face league's leader Caen at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Souffelweyersheim will play against Rueil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Souffel: F.Harris 22+4reb+6ast, E.Mendy 13+3reb+1ast, R.Kayembe 11+6reb+3ast, V.Correia 11+1reb+2ast, J.Delmas 9+1ast, G.Staniulis 8+5reb+3ast
Challans: D.Petrovic 23+6reb+4ast, I.Saounera 15+5reb+1ast, E.Monceau 14+7reb+3ast, D.Gentil 13+5reb+2ast, M.Gibson 11+3reb+4ast, A.Dudit 7+1ast
gschID: 485019


Angers BC - Vitre 90-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixteenth ranked Angers BC (12-18) smashed at home 15th ranked Vitre (12-18) 90-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Angers BC. Vitre was better in second period 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Four Angers BC players scored in double figures. Angers BC's coach Vincent Lavandier felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-83) with 28 points and 7 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Angers BC moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Vitre. Angers BC will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#7) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Vitre: A.Radulovic 28+7reb, N.Korac 11+5reb+7ast, D.Quincy-Jones 7+4reb, M.Claveau 7+3reb+2ast, S.Cretaux 6+3reb, M.Perovic 4+2reb+2ast
Angers BC: H.Suhard 30+5reb+4ast, R.Uzas 17+1reb+3ast, J.Douillet 11+8reb, T.Lonzieme 11+6reb+2ast, A.Calhoun 8+5reb+1ast, M.Djo Ebala 6+1reb
gschID: 485021


Chartres - GET Vosges 89-77

An interesting game took place in Chartres where higher ranked GET Vosges (17-13) was upset on the court of tenth ranked UB Chartres (16-14) 89-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by UB Chartres. GET Vosges was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for UB Chartres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Harry Disy (200-84, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Loic Gigant (196-90) with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) scored 15 points. Four UB Chartres and five GET Vosges players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. UB Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Challans. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. UB Chartres will face league's second-placed Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GET Vosges will play against SAP Vaucluse and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: L.Gigant 19+5reb+2ast, M.Doumbe 15+3reb+2ast, G.Boucard 11+3reb+2ast, K.Tresnak 11+5reb+2ast, S.Ricard 11+5reb+2ast, J.Kebe-nguema 6+1ast
Chartres: J.Mitchell 21+7reb+5ast, H.Disy 16+9reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 13+2reb+4ast, D.Pistre 11+2reb+5ast, K.Bichard 9+2reb, J.Ricard 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 485025


ALS Basket - RAC Basket 72-71

A very interesting game took place in Andrezieux. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Rueil (18-12) to ninth ranked ALS Basket (16-14) 72-71 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-18. But Rueil won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Rueil 45-33 including 30 on the defensive glass. ALS Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) who saved his team from a defeat with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. ALS Basket's coach Jeremy Beaufort allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Karim Gourari (204-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Jeremy Bichard (186-90) added 14 points and 9 assists in the effort for Rueil. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. ALS Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Rueil at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. ALS Basket's next round opponent will be Vitre (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: D.Sencanski 16+3reb, K.Gourari 14+11reb+4ast, J.Bichard 14+3reb+9ast, R.Anderson 11+10reb+1ast, S.Rafai 8+4reb+3ast, Y.Solle 8
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 27+5reb+8ast, P.Blackwell 12+7reb+3ast, N.Kovanusic 10+11reb+1ast, J.Christnel 9+6reb+2ast, R.Aubry 5+3reb+1ast, S.Neri 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 485023


St Vallier - CFBB 99-77

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-30) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 30th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Saint Vallier (15-15) 99-77 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Saint Vallier led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 34. They outrebounded CFBB 46-23 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saint Vallier looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Vincent Ateba (195-85, college: Missouri So.) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Theo Maledon (191-1) who recorded 12 points and 5 assists and guard Sofiane Briki (190-99) added 15 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint Vallier maintains eleventh position with 15-15 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Saint Vallier will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Union Rennes (#17) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: S.Briki 15+2reb+2ast, Y.Blanc 15+2ast, T.Maledon 12+3reb+5ast, J.Ayayi 9+3reb+3ast, T.Bazille 8+4reb+1ast, I.Fevrier 6+9reb+2ast
St Vallier: S.Bradford 24+6reb+1ast, S.Aded Hussein 17+5reb+1ast, O.Strong 16+1reb+5ast, V.Ateba 13+6reb+7ast, P.Njiba 11+4reb+1ast, J.Biog 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 485020


Lourdes - Orchies 70-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (17-13) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Orchesien BC (17-13) 77-70 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lourdes-Tarbes won third quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Orchesien BC dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Lourdes-Tarbes' 34. Orchesien BC had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American Marquise Simmons (203-89, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) with 20 points and 8 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Mantas Kazonas (202-89) scored 17 points. Orchesien BC moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lourdes and GET Vosges. Orchesien BC will face Lorient (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lourdes-Tarbes will play against Angers BC (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: L.Vaty 20+8reb+3ast, M.Kazonas 17+3reb+1ast, E.Bosc 11+3reb+3ast, A.Imhoff 9+1reb+3ast, R.Sims 5+2reb+3ast, M.Virbalas 3+3reb+2ast
Orchies: M.Simmons 16+11reb, S.Cisse 14+1reb+1ast, Z.Rakocevic 12+1reb+1ast, B.Smith 11+3reb+4ast, H.Dumortier 7+4reb+2ast, J.Verbeke 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 485022


Rennes - Lorient 80-94

Everything went according to plan when fourteenth ranked Lorient (13-17) beat on the road 16th ranked Union Rennes (11-19) 94-80 on Saturday. Lorient made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Mathieu Bigote (190-84) scored 30 points to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Ghanian-American Asenso Ampim (203-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lorient moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with SAP Vaucluse. Union Rennes lost fourth consecutive game. Union Rennes at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventeenth position with 19 games lost. Lorient will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Rennes will play on the road against CFBB (#18) in Paris and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rennes: D.Davis 28+7reb+4ast, A.Ampim 19+8reb+2ast, L.Negrobar 11+9reb+4ast, E.Kabir Pene 9+6reb+3ast, V.Zivkovic 7+2reb+1ast, E.Esneu Doguet 2
Lorient: M.Bigote 30+3reb, J.Newson 19+6reb+4ast, J.Bach 14+8reb+2ast, M.Craion 9+10reb+6ast, M.Oluic 9+4reb+2ast, C.Faroux 9+2reb+7ast
gschID: 485018


Caen - Quimper 76-64

The game between Top Four teams took place in Caen. First ranked host Caen (23-7) defeated second-best Quimper UJAP (21-9) 76-64. The game without a history. Caen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) notched 18 points to lead the effort and center Moustapha Diarra (204-87, college: USF) supported him with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) did not help to save the game for Quimper UJAP. Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) added 12 points and 8 rebounds. Caen maintains first position with 23-7 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second place with nine games lost. Caen will play against Vendee Challans (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play against UB Chartres (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quimper: J.Bluntt 16+7reb+5ast, V.Bobrov 12+8reb+1ast, D.Burke 11+4reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 9+3reb+1ast, K.Mondesir 7+5reb, F.Herard 5+2reb+2ast
Caen: B.Monteiro 18+2reb+2ast, R.Gordon 16+4reb+1ast, S.Cape 10+4reb+4ast, J.Sinica 9+1reb+4ast, M.Diarra 9+9reb+4ast, B.Pope 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485017





Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games For Violating Anti-Drug Program - by Eurobasket News

Joakim Noah (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Florida) has been suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement. Noah hadn't 'knowingly or willingly' violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league's probe, league sources said. Noah's suspension will begin once he's cleared to play after undergoing surgery on his left knee on Feb. 27th.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV25.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv19.6 
 3. Drenovac, MZT S.19.3 
 4. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.9 
 6. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 7. Hawkins, Pelister.16.1 
 8. Jokic, Strumica15.5 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 10. Mijovic, Kozuv15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.8 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV9.2 
 3. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.1 
 4. Shane, Ohrid AV7.6 
 5. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.6 
 6. Lalic, MZT Skopje6.7 
 7. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.6 
 8. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 9. Ibitayo, Vardar6.3 
 10. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Karpos S.
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Perry, Karpos S.7.0 
 2. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.5 
 3. Brooks, Ohrid AV5.4 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.5.0 
 5. Bogoev, Strumica4.8 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.4 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv4.4 
 8. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 9. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 10. Hawkins, Pelister.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar2.9 
 2. Perry, Karpos S.2.5 
 3. Drenovac, MZT S.2.3 
 4. Brooks, Ohrid AV2.2 
 5. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.5 
 7. Jokic, Strumica1.5 
 8. Brown, Kumanovo1.5 
 9. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 10. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV2.2 
 2. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar1.0 
 4. Pantic, Feni I.1.0 
 5. Krstevski, Kozuv0.9 
 6. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 7. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 8. Mladenovski, MZT S.0.7 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.0.7 
 10. Lalic, MZT Skopje0.7 



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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.9 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.3 
 4. Shemosiuk, Batumi17.2 
 5. Lathan, Sokhumi16.5 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi16.2 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi16.2 
 8. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.5 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.14.9 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.7 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.4 
 5. Burnette, Olimpi8.8 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.7.9 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.9 
 8. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.8 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.8 
 10. Tubak, Kutaisi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Charlie LEE
  Rustavi
  (175-PG-92)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Lee, Rustavi6.2 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.0 
 3. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 4. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.3 
 5. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.5 
 6. Ransom, Mgzavrebi4.3 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.0 
 8. Tsivtsivadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Rogava, Olimpi3.9 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi2.5 
 4. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 5. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.2 
 6. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.1 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi2.1 
 8. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi1.9 
 9. Crayton, Mgzavrebi1.8 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.8 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.6 
 4. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.3 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.3 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.0.9 


Superleague Round 23: Cactus Tbilisi beat Mgzavrebi in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Superleague is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#6) and Mgzavrebi (#8). Mgzavrebi was defeated at home 69-82 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Cactus Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Avtandili Lominashvili (204-92) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Cactus Tbilisi (9-14) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Cactus Tbilisi is looking forward to face Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round. Mgzavrebi's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Olimpi.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-10) against seventh ranked Olimpi (8-14) on Saturday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 77-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Energy Invest. The former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Tre Burnette contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for Energy Invest. Olimpi moved-up to sixth place. Energy Invest at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Mgzavrebi.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tbilisi. Second ranked Kutaisi faced 4th placed Sokhumi. Guests from Kutaisi (16-6) defeated host Sokhumi (9-14) 81-65. It was a great evening for Beka Bekauri who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Oleksandr Tishchenko responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-6 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Cactus Tbilisi. Kutaisi will meet at home Energy Invest (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Leader Dinamo Tbilisi delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Batumi (8-15) 95-64. It was a quality performance for Mikheil Tchotchua who led the winners and scored 21 points. Dinamo Tbilisi's coach Irakli Khoshtaria felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dinamo Tbilisi (22-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Batumi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.

Olimpi - Rustavi 85-77

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-10) against seventh ranked Olimpi (8-14) on Saturday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 77-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Energy Invest. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Energy Invest won fourth quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpi dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Energy Invest's 32. The former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Thomas Spagnolo (201-91, college: Appalachian St.) added 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Energy Invest. Four Energy Invest players scored in double figures. Olimpi moved-up to sixth place. Energy Invest at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Mgzavrebi.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: R.Rogava 23+6reb+5ast, T.Burnette 19+7reb+1ast, L.Maskhulia 11+3reb, G.Bakradze 10+6reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 8+3reb, G.Baqradze 7+4reb+8ast
Rustavi: S.Atuashvili 23+10reb+1ast, C.Kasperbauer 16+5reb+5ast, T.Spagnolo 13+15reb+4ast, M.Lewis-Briggs 11+9reb+7ast, E.Lortqifanidze 9+2reb, T.Qitoshvili 3
gschID: 540342


Mgzavrebi - Cactus Tbilisi 69-82

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#6) and Mgzavrebi (#8). Mgzavrebi was defeated at home 69-82 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Cactus Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Avtandili Lominashvili (204-92) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Cactus Tbilisi (9-14) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Cactus Tbilisi is looking forward to face Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round. Mgzavrebi's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Olimpi.
Top scorers:
Cactus Tbilisi: J.Florveus 31+14reb+3ast, T.Bridgeman 16+9reb+2ast, I.Chlaidze 16+5reb, B.Chikviladze 9+7reb+9ast, T.White 4+3reb+3ast, L.Lolishvili 3+2reb+1ast
Mgzavrebi: A.Lominashvili 14+7reb+3ast, C.Allen 13+10reb, K.Ransom 10+5reb+2ast, D.Taylor 9+4reb+1ast, R.Murphy 8+6reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 540345


Sokhumi - Kutaisi 65-81

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tbilisi. Second ranked Kutaisi faced 4th placed Sokhumi. Guests from Kutaisi (16-6) defeated host Sokhumi (9-14) 81-65. The game without a history. Kutaisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kutaisi outrebounded Sokhumi 44-25 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) helped adding 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Four Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Power forward Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Azerbaijani forward Davit Barbakadze (203-82) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-6 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Cactus Tbilisi. Kutaisi will meet at home Energy Invest (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Tsintsadze 20+2reb+6ast, B.Bekauri 17+11reb+3ast, L.Tsekvava 11+1reb+3ast, A.Lomouri 11+6reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 8+4reb+2ast, V.Kadaria 5+6reb+2ast
Sokhumi: O.Tishchenko 16+8reb+3ast, D.Barbakadze 15+2reb, M.Bokolishvili 10+1reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 8+1reb+1ast, G.Kvetenadze 6+1ast, G.Jgerenaia 5+3reb
gschID: 540344


Dinamo Tbilisi - Batumi 95-64

Leader Dinamo Tbilisi delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Batumi (8-15) 95-64. The game without a history. Dinamo Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Dinamo Tbilisi players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Batumi's players. It was a quality performance for the former international Mikheil Tchotchua (193-87, agency: Octagon Europe) who led the winners and scored 21 points. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Dinamo Tbilisi's coach Irakli Khoshtaria felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ukrainian forward Igor Krivtsov (201-86) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Batumi in the defeat. Five Dinamo Tbilisi and four Batumi players scored in double figures. Dinamo Tbilisi (22-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Batumi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Tchotchua 21+1reb+1ast, L.Grdzelidze 15+1ast, G.Revazishvili 12+3reb+1ast, I.Londaridze 12+9reb+1ast, M.Berishvili 10+8reb+4ast, N.Gurtskaia 9+2reb
Batumi: I.Krivtsov 15+7reb, I.Shemosiuk 14+6reb+2ast, B.Lezhava 10+3reb+5ast, K.Jintcharadze 10+5reb+1ast, L.Revazashvili 7+7reb, I.Maisuradze 4+2ast
gschID: 540343





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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg16.0 
 5. Lewis, Bayreuth15.9 
 6. Paulding, EWE B.15.7 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.6 
 8. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 9. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.5 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
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.7.3 
 4. Pierre, Braunsch.7.2 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.6.8 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 8. Marei, Bayreuth6.6 
 9. Searcy, Vechta6.6 
 10. Evans, Giessen .6.6 
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, Wuerzburg5.9 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.1 
 9. Sanders, Goettingen4.8 
 10. Broadus, Vechta4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 8. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.4 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 4. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Horton, Telekom .0.9 


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, Nuernberg16.8 
 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, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.2 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.1 
 7. King, Koeln R.6.9 
 8. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 9. Kronhardt, Kirch.6.8 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Love, Kirchheim6.7 
 2. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 3. Carter, Chemnitz5.6 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.5 
 5. Adams, Uni Baskets5.5 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 8. Hatten, MBC5.2 
 9. Zazai, MBC5.1 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
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, Heidelberg2.2 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.0 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.7 
 9. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.6 
 10. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
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.1.7 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 5. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 7. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 8. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 9. van, Trier1.1 
 10. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 


KK Simmons (Licher Basket Baeren) I'm Extremely Confident That I Can Help Lich Stay In The League - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

K.K. Simmons (191-G-93, college: Pikeville) is a 23 year old 190cm combo guard from Marietta, Georgia that is playing his first professional season with German Pro B team Licher Basket Baeren. He played at three schools with NC-Wilmington (NCAA), Kent St. (NCAA) and Pikeville (NAIA). Last season he finished his college basketball career with Pikeville (NAIA) playing 31 games and averaging 16.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 78.5%. Simmons is an amazing shooter and shot 48% from outside in his junior season at Pikeville, but can also mix it up getting to the hole. In his first season with Pikeville, he played 25 games averaging 20.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 48.9%, FT: 78.4%. He spoke to eurobasket during the 2017 playdowns and before the game against the Giants Nordlingen.

K.K thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. It's playdown time again, a time that your teammate Lamar Mallory is used to. Last season he was a major force and reason why Lich stayed in the league. Do you sense as if the club will experience a special revved up Lamar Mallory in the rest of the games?

Lamar is the heart and soul of this team. His experience from being in the same situation last season is very beneficial to us as a team. He will continue to lead us in the right direction.


With what type of expectations are you going into the playdowns? Do you feel like this is a time that you will have to step up in an extra special way?

My expectations are to win as many games as we can in order to stay in the league. As a team, it's time for all of us to step up and get the job done. If we play basketball the way we know we can and should, then everything will work out for the best.

How vital was it for the Licher Basket Baeren to close out the season with a two game winning streak? Is the self confidence with the team at an all-time high?

Us winning the last two games of the regular season was very important for us going into the Play-Downs. They were very big momentum boosters and helped us gain more confidence going into these couple of games.

Congrats on the big 79-69 win on the road in Rhondorf. What lesson did the team learn from the bitter 77-70 loss in Rhondorf a month ago?

During the last game at Rhondorf, we had a couple of setbacks as a team. I was sick with the flu, along with Lamar being out for two weeks prior to that game. Since we are the leaders of the team, us not being able to play to our best hurt the team in a big way. In this last game, everyone was healthy and ready for revenge.

The game was very even at half-time as no team could really get away. Did you sense that Rhondorf was playing with a chip on their shoulder with the absence of Aaron Nelson.

Rhondorf is a very good organization and had a lot of talent on the team. They play hard every single possession and are very well coached. They didn't let the absence of Nelson deter them in any way.

It didn't seem like Lich had any real advantage despite Aaron Nelson not being around in the paint. What adjustments did Rhondorf make without his services?

The biggest adjustment that I noticed Rhondorf made coming into this game was that they added a bunch of new players from the first league team onto their roster. It was a great battle to be a part of.

Do you feel as if the Dragons Rhondorf are one of the key favorites to move down on account of the absence of Aaron Nelson? It seems like they are lacking consistent depth.

Absolutely not. Rhondorf plays extremely hard, along with the couple of very talented players they have. It's too early to say what will happen to them now, but I think they'll be okay.


Rhondorf had the 59-54 lead going into the fourth quarter, but Lich closed out the game scoring 25 points and buckling down on defense allowing only 10 points. What was key for getting the win?

The key for getting this win was on the DEFENSIVE end. Once we dedicate ourselves as much on the defensive end as we do on the offensive end, we'll be a hard team to beat.


Talk about how key the overall production of the team was in the fourth quarter. You got production from many players which rattled Rhondorf mid way through the fourth in that huge 9-0 run.

Whoever checked into the game in the fourth quarter stepped up for us big time. We have a very talented team and everyone brings something different to the table. Down the stretch, we are all capable of making plays.

The next game is at home against the Giants Nordlingen who you swept this season, but both games were close. They are a lot better than what their record indicates. What really makes this team an annoying opponent?

Nordlingen gave us two very tough games that we wound up pulling away from in the end. Despite their record, they're capable of beating anybody. That goes to show you how strong our league was this year.


Both games were high scoring games. Do you feel like the score could be lower this time simply because both teams are fighting to stay in the league and will give all that they have?

Both teams have players who can really score the ball. I can't say what the score will be, but I can say that it'll be a good game to be a part of.


How vital has the pick up of German Daniel Krause been? What besides his three point accuracy has been vital for the success of the team?

Daniel has been a great pickup for us from day 1 until now. Not only is he a deadly three point shooter, but he plays hard on every possession on both ends of the floor for us.


How confident are you that you can go home for summer vacation having helped Lich stay in the league. What will be key for keeping the team in the Pro B? Lich has a positive 4-2 record against all playdown teams.

I'm extremely confident that I can help Lich stay in the league. The key thing for us is sharing the ball on offense and playing team defense and everything will work out for the best.


You have had a very consistent scoring season going into the playdowns. Do you feel like you have played up to the teams and own expectations?

Yes, I feel like I have had a great rookie season. Throughout my entire basketball career, I've lived up to team and personal expectations. I believe that this year has been no different.


Your 5/22 from outside in your last four games. Do you sense as if you are due for a break out game? You lit up Nordlingen for 36 and 27 points this season.

I'm not really concerned or worried about having another breakout game. Yes, I played really well against Nordlingen the first two times but I'm just concerned with getting a great team win. WE NOT ME.

Have you filled out your bracket? Who do you see in the NCAA Final 4 and who will win it all?

Honestly, my bracket is really messed up, but I have the Arizona Wildcats winning the NCAA championship. My cousin Kobi Simmons is a fab freshman on that team, and I want my family to win it all.


How have you seen the development of Boston Celtic Isaiah Thomas? Where do you rank him at the moment in the top point guards in the NBA?

Isaiah Thomas has been getting better every time he steps on the floor. This year, I put him in the top 5 point guards in the NBA.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I watched was Men In Black. It's a classic and one of my favorites. Will Smith is the man.


Thanks KK for the chat.



Terence Billups (Uni-Riesen Leipzig) Less Minutes Keeps Me More Humbled And Motivated To Work Hard And Be The Best Player I Can Be - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Terence Billups (199-F-88, college: IU Southeast) is a 198cm forward from Jeffersonville, Indiana that is playing his fourth professional season and third in Germany. After tearing up the Regionaliga with Cottbus and Rendsburg, he now is playing in the Pro B with the UNI-Riesen Leipzig. He started his basketball career with Western Dakota Tech (JUCO) and then moved to Indiana SE (NAIA) in 2012 playing 20 games averaging 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 46.0%, FT: 85.7%. In 2013 he started his professional basketball career with West Michigan Lake Hawks (ABA). In the 2014-2015 season he came to Germany to BBC White Devils Cottbus (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 22 games Score-3 (24.8ppg), 8.2rpg, 2.8apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-2 (2.0bpg), FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 76.3%.In the 2015-2016 season he played for Basketball Club Rendsburg (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games averaging 18.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 27.2%, FT: 67.3%. He spoke to eurobasket about the playdowns and the Uni-Riesen Leipzig season.

Terence thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 has come and we are already into 2017. Did you set any new years resolutions and if you did have to stayed faithful to them in the first two months?

Its always a pleasure! I didn't set any new years resolution. I always want to continuously better myself and I don't think I need a new years resolution to do this. However, I normally stay faithful to the plans I set for myself throughout the year.


You lost the last regular season game against the Licher Basket Baeren in a wild game that went back and forth. You were down by 9 in the fourth and took it into OT with a Cardell McFarland three pointer. Their Germans Kraushaar and Horstmann got the best of you scoring the last 6 points. Is the revenge factor going to be extra big against them in the playdowns?

I wouldn't say its revenge. They didn't give up as a team shouldn't do. We allowed them nearly 100pts going into overtime. We just need to do better like I know we can. Now we are fighting to stay in the league and I think that when we play Licher, we need to be consistent in our game plan and execute on both ends of the floor. If we do this like I've seen us in the past, then we will come on top every time.

In the Pro B it's either playoffs or playdowns and the Uni-Riesen Leipzig was close at making the playoffs, but lost their last two games not to get there. How disappointing were getting these last two loses after beating the two best teams PS Karlsruhe and Weissenhorn before that?

You would think that we would have gained a lot of confidence after beating the top two teams back to back. But in order to keep the win streak going, you have to be consistent play by play on both ends of the floor for 40 minutes. It was disappointing to see my team mess up on assignments throughout the game in which resulted in the loses in the last two games.


How do you explain beating the best two teams in the Pro B and then finishing the season losing to one potential playdown team and another playdown team?

Against PS Karlsruhe, we played team basketball for 40 minutes like I've never seen from us before. Against Weissenhorn, we kept the game close all the way to the end. And we were able to come out on top by 1pt. But then when we play Fraport, we missed countless assignments throughout the entire game which resulted in a big lose. And lastly, we lost to Licher because we didn't play good basketball for 40 minutes. We had a good first half. In fact, I think we were up by double digits by the end of the half. In the second half, we made too many mistakes that let them back into the game. And from there, it was a dog fight to the end. They made some tough shots. We responded with some tough shots, especially pushing it into OT. But in the end, they came out on top. So basically, when we can be consistent in executing the game plan on both ends of the floor, we will find good results.

How vital was the pick up of Cardell McFarland and how confident are you that the club will remain in the league with his playmaking and leadership?

Cardell was important for us as he replaced the injured German point guard, Guy Aud. I think he had a few rough games, but I see more of his game in practice. So I know what he's capable of doing on the court. He's even shown it in a couple of games. He's well educated on the court and has a good skillset at his position. But it's a team game. And each individual must do their part well and in sync. At this point, I think we as a team will determine the clubs fate whether the club moves down or stays in the league. And that's how well each player does their part starting in practice and carrying over into the games to come.

How have you followed the season of Jordan Faison and where do you rate it with all power forwards in the league? Is he overall over Aaron Nelson or is the Rhondorf big dawg the clear number one this season in the league?

It's a tough call. I would say that Nelson is huge in the paint. He can give you buckets in the paint with ease. Jordan can do so also, but I think Aaron Nelson has more of an edge with his frame. But I would take Jordan's defense over Nelson's. Both are good players in my eyes. I would pick Jordan to play with over Nelson because Jordan has a better defensive presence in my eyes. But from a statistical point of view, Nelson would be number 1.

You had a great 2016 being very consistent, but as the second half of the season rolled around in 2017, you suddenly got less minutes. Did your role change?

It definitely changed. We needed a point guard on the floor more than we needed a shooting guard or small forward. So I needed to accept the changes and help the team in different ways.

You have been a guy that has been used to playing very much in your first two Regionalliga seasons in Cottbus and Rendsburg and first half in Leipzig, but how difficult was it getting your minutes shaved in half and how did you learn to cope with it?

In the beginning, I was content with the change if it meant the team would win more games over loses. But this didn't happen. It began to get difficult when the team is losing more games then it's winning and my minutes are cut drastically. And I couldn't do much about it because of the circumstances. So coach and I talked about it and decided that I should focus more on the defensive end and bring energy in that sense because I wont have an huge imprint in the game to make a significant difference offensively with the amount of minutes I play now. So I focus on defense more and play the game I know how to play.

Despite having less minutes you have been quite efficient. How important has patience become on the court for you and just making the right plays at all times now then before when you were playing 30 plus minutes?

It's more crucial now. You have less room for error. When you play much more, you will more likely make a couple of mistakes. But your positive plays on the court will usually outweigh the negatives. When you play for a much shorter period, those mistakes you make becomes your highlights of the game. All I can do is be prepared, focused, and ready to go in the game when my name is called. And when I do these things, I will have success.

Do you learn to appreciate the game more now with having less minutes and needing to be as efficient as possible?

I actually do now. It may be easy to take things like this for granted until its striped away from you. So it keeps me more humbled and motivated to work hard and be the best player and person I can be.

The Uni-Riesen Leipzig go into the Playdowns with an even 3-3 record against the three teams. How confident are you that you will stay in the league?

As long as we do our individual tasks on the court for 40 minutes, we will have a good chance at staying in the league. And for us, it starts defensively.

Defense will be the key as you have proved as a team that can defend when you want to keeping Ps Karlsruhe and FC Bayern Munich recently back to back to 66 points, but ended the season against Frankfurt and Lich averaging giving up 97 points. What aspect on defense will be most vital to consistently being successful?

When it comes to our defense, we need to play as a team. But it first starts by playing good one-on-one defense. When this happens, we can have more success in keeping teams to lower points.

Which Pro B player was the toughest to guard this season?

I think Jacob Mampuya was probably the toughest. He has good speed and quickness along with a quick first step. And if you don't respect his shot, he will pull up from range. Play too tight, he's quick enough to blow past you. So I have to play in between a try to keep my defensive unpredictable so that he either passes the ball or makes the wrong decision

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

This ranks pretty high with me. His teammates did a great job in finding him and he rewarded them and himself by making the shots. I think the confidence he had within himself to shoot like that made it more remarkable. It was definitely entertaining to watch.

One always talks about LeBron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?

I haven't seen the stats of the players. I only watch the highlights of a few NBA teams. But when Westbrook is averaging a triple double and his team is plus .500, then its hard to say that
statistically, he's the best player in the world. But I wouldn't say he is the best player. I still lean toward LeBron and Curry with Curry being my favorite player to watch.

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

Draymond is a special kind of player. He brings a unique kind of energy on the court. And with this uniqueness, he is able to do things like he's doing now.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Escape Plan.

Thanks Terence for the chat.




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Duo make UPAC Quarterfinals as Fire continues winning ways - by Yaw Mintah

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) have qualified to the quarterfinals of the UPAC Basketball Championship after topping Zone G and Zone F of the sought after tertiary event in Ghana.

KNUST topped Zone G by beating Ghana Technology University College (GTUC-Kumasi) 60-4 before delivering the zonal title with a 25-19 win over host Kumasi Technical University (KTU).

UENR replicated KNUST's form in Zone G to clinch the top spot. The Sunyani-based side beat Sunyani Technical University (STU) 34-26 before pummeling Catholic University College, Ghana (CUCG) 60-11 for an emphatic finish to the qualifiers.

Both teams qualify to the UPAC Championship quarterfinals for the second straight time. In last year's competition, UENR failed to progress beyond the stage while KNUST clinched bronze for its efforts.

A draw to determine the fixtures for the round will be made on March 31 for games to be honored on April 6.

However, in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division I, Fire Service extended its winning run in the new season by beating Ghana Navy 57-44 to complete a good week which includes a 59-52 win over Tudu Magic in midweek.

In the final game of the Division, defending champions Braves of Customs responded perfectly from a 78-84 loss to Tema Youth to beat Magic 67-42.




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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, Koroivos14.4 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 5. Cummings, Aris13.8 
 6. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 7. Gotcher, Koroivos13.2 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR13.0 
 9. Releford, Kolossos.12.9 
 10. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.7 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
 9. Evans, Lavrio6.3 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Kolossos.6.1 
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. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 5. Starks, Koroivos4.8 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.2 
 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. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 5. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.7 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.4 
 9. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 4. Clanton, PAOK1.2 
 5. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 6. Jackson, Aris1.0 
 7. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 8. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 9. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas18.6 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros18.1 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.9 
 4. Redikas, Arkadikos16.5 
 5. Milosevic, Holargos16.5 
 6. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.4 
 7. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.3 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros14.8 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.5 
 10. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.4 
 2. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.7 
 3. Rubio, Doukas8.2 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.1 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.4 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 7. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.7 
 8. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.6 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos6.5 
 10. Alihodzic, Panionios6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.8 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.0 
 3. Liakopoulos, Faros5.4 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos5.3 
 5. Zoupas, Amyntas .5.3 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.9 
 8. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.8 
 9. Koukas, Doukas4.7 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 2. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.7 
 3. Prodromou, Arkad.1.7 
 4. Nikou, Psychiko1.7 
 5. Laane, Ethnikos1.6 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.6 
 7. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.5 
 8. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 9. Dimakos, Faros1.5 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.3 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.3 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Koutroulias, Holargos1.0 
 5. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.9 
 7. Melissaratos, Panio.0.9 
 8. Skordilis, Faros0.7 
 9. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 10. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.7 



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Prom.Divisie Round 20: Leader Grasshoppers lose to Lions - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Prom.Divisie.

Top ranked Grasshoppers (17-2) recorded its second loss in Landsmeer on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by second ranked Lions (16-4) 73-70. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Grasshoppers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Lions have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 16-4 record behind leader Grasshoppers. Grasshoppers at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. Lions are looking forward to face De Groene (#3) in Groningen in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Grasshoppers will play on the road against CobraNova in Leidschendam and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Meppel. Eighth ranked Leiden 2 (10-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Red Giants (10-10) 74-71 in the game for the sixth place. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants and CobraNova. Red Giants lost third consecutive game. Leiden 2 will play against bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round where they are favorite. Red Giants will play on the road against Groningen (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-20) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 57-35 loss to seventh ranked CobraNova (10-10) in Hoom on Saturday evening. CobraNova have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants and Leiden 2. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings. CobraNova will meet at home league's leader Grasshoppers in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. De Hoppers will play against Leiden 2 (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Rijswijk. Local Lokomotief (13-6) outscored 10th ranked New Stars (5-15) 91-59. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains fourth position with 13-6 record. New Stars lost eighth consecutive game. New Stars at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the tenth place with 15 games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Punch (#11) in Delft and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play at home against Black Eagles and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 20 Punch were defeated by De Groene in Groningen 97-90. Black Eagles was beaten by Groningen at home 71-88.

Lokomotief - New Stars 91-59

The game with biggest result difference took place in Rijswijk. Local Lokomotief (13-6) outscored 10th ranked New Stars (5-15) 91-59. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains fourth position with 13-6 record. New Stars lost eighth consecutive game. New Stars at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the tenth place with 15 games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Punch (#11) in Delft and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play at home against Black Eagles and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Red Giants - Leiden 2 71-74

Important game to mention about took place in Meppel. Eighth ranked Leiden 2 (10-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Red Giants (10-10) 74-71 in the game for the sixth place. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants and CobraNova. Red Giants lost third consecutive game. Leiden 2 will play against bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round where they are favorite. Red Giants will play on the road against Groningen (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477880


Lions - Grasshoppers 73-70

Top ranked Grasshoppers (17-2) recorded its second loss in Landsmeer on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by second ranked Lions (16-4) 73-70. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Grasshoppers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Lions have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 16-4 record behind leader Grasshoppers. Grasshoppers at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. Lions are looking forward to face De Groene (#3) in Groningen in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Grasshoppers will play on the road against CobraNova in Leidschendam and are hoping to win this game.
gschID: 477878


De Hoppers - CobraNova 35-57

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-20) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 57-35 loss to seventh ranked CobraNova (10-10) in Hoom on Saturday evening. CobraNova have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants and Leiden 2. Loser De Hoppers still closes the standings. CobraNova will meet at home league's leader Grasshoppers in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. De Hoppers will play against Leiden 2 (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.
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De Groene - Punch 97-90

There was no surprise in Groningen where 11th ranked Punch (5-15) was defeated by third ranked De Groene (14-5) 97-90. De Groene have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-5 record having just three points less than leader Grasshoppers. Punch at the other side dropped to the tenth place with 15 games lost. De Groene's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Lions in Landsmeer and it will be for sure the game of the week. Punch will play at home against Lokomotief (#4) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 477883


Black Eagles - Groningen 71-88

No shocking result in a game in Rosmalen where fifth ranked Groningen (11-7) defeated 9th ranked Black Eagles (6-13) 88-71. Newly promoted Groningen maintains fifth position with 11-7 record. Black Eagles lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 13 games lost. Groningen's next round opponent will be Red Giants (#8) in Meppel. Black Eagles will play on the road against New Stars in Nieuwegein and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Kromah's 27 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old guard Lasan Kromah (198-G-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for Kormend and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
He had the game-high 27 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Kormend in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Vasas (#14, 4-21) with 30-point margin 109-79. Kormend maintains the 3rd position in Hungarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kormend will need more victories to improve their 17-8 record. In the team's last game Kromah had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Kormend, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lasan Kromah averages this season 21.5ppg and 5.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Szilard Benke (196-F-95) of ZTE KK. He is a forward in his first season at ZTE KK. In the last game Benke recorded impressive 26 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led ZTE KK to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Jaszberenyi (#12, 7-18) 119-75. ZTE KK's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Benke is a newcomer at ZTE KK and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another ZTE KK's star - guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-PG-86, agency: Court Side). Ubilla scored 26 points and passed eight assists. He was another key player of ZTE KK, helping his team with a 119-75 easy win against the lower-ranked Jaszberenyi (#12, 7-18). ZTE KK needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 9 lost games. Ubilla has a great season in Hungary. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.7ppg (8th best) and assists with 8.1apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Winsome Frazier (193-F/G-82) of Kaposvari - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Devon Saddler (183-G-91) of Jaszberenyi - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Andrija Bojic (207-PF-93) of Jaszberenyi - 22 points and 14 rebounds
7. Terry Allen (203-F-93) of Kormend - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Kenneth Simms (205-C-86) of Kaposvari - 16 points and 10 rebounds
9. Marko Boltic (193-G-87) of Szedeak - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Kemal Karahodzic (210-C-89) of KTE-Duna - 15 points, 6 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 (Men)

Points Per Game
 Flenard WHITFIELD
  Skallagr.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 29.4
 1. Whitfield, Skallagr.29.4 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik28.6 
 3. Carberry, Thor T.27.7 
 4. Wright, Haukar27.1 
 5. Covile, Snaefell24.0 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll23.4 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik21.0 
 8. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 9. Beamon, Thor AK20.9 
 10. Gunnarsson, Njard.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.6 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.14.6 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.7 
 4. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll10.8 
 6. Carberry, Thor T.10.5 
 7. Hankins-Cole, IR10.5 
 8. Covile, Snaefell10.1 
 9. Ermolinskij, KR10.0 
 10. Alawoya, KR8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ermolinskij, KR6.8 
 2. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.7 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.2 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 5. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.3 
 6. Sigurdarson, IR5.1 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.5.0 
 8. Clinch, Grindavik4.7 
 9. Stefansson, KR4.6 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.7 
 4. Thomas, IR2.5 
 5. Covile, Snaefell2.3 
 6. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.0 
 7. Olafsson, Grindavik2.0 
 8. Stevens, Keflavik1.8 
 9. Barja, Haukar1.8 
 10. Alawoya, KR1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.7 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR2.0 
 3. Dempsey, Njardvik1.7 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 7. Whitfield, Skallagr.1.3 
 8. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 9. Magnusson, Haukar1.3 
 10. Baeringsson, Stjar.1.2 


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 31
 1. Motley, FSU31.0 
 2. Woods, Hamar27.5 
 3. Garland, Breidablik26.8 
 4. Shouse, IA25.4 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.5 
 6. King, Valur21.6 
 7. Pryor, Fjolnir21.2 
 8. Stefansson, Hamar19.9 
 9. Bracey, Valur19.6 
 10. Oliver, Fjolnir19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Woods, Hamar14.7 
 2. Motley, FSU12.6 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.3 
 4. Pryor, Fjolnir12.0 
 5. King, Valur11.2 
 6. Shouse, IA9.5 
 7. Kristjansson, IA9.1 
 8. Oliver, Fjolnir9.0 
 9. Petursson, Valur8.8 
 10. Virijevic, Hottur8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Moss, Hottur8.9 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.5 
 3. Shouse, IA5.5 
 4. Garland, Breidablik5.4 
 5. Blondal, Valur5.0 
 6. Olafsson, Hamar4.6 
 7. Bracey, Valur4.5 
 8. Erlingsson, Hamar4.0 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU3.6 
 10. Jonsson, FSU3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Garland, Breidablik3.4 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.3 
 3. Shouse, IA3.0 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Motley, FSU2.2 
 6. Oliver, Fjolnir2.0 
 7. Olafsson, Hamar1.9 
 8. King, Valur1.9 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 10. Pryor, Fjolnir1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marques OLIVER
  Fjolnir
  (201-PF-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Oliver, Fjolnir2.6 
 2. King, Valur2.3 
 3. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 4. Motley, FSU1.1 
 5. Audunsson, Valur1.1 
 6. Virijevic, Hottur1.1 
 7. Sigurdarson, Breid.1.0 
 8. Karason, Fjolnir0.9 
 9. Fridriksson, Arm.0.9 
 10. Johannesson, Breid.0.9 


Dominos League Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Keflavik reach semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Keflavik - Tindastoll 83-73

Keflavik outgunned Tindastoll to advance into the semifinal stage. The game without a history. Keflavik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Tindastoll's 18. They outrebounded Tindastoll 48-32 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 23 rebounds and guard Magnus Traustason (190-96) who added 27 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Antonio Hester (198-90, college: Mobile, AL) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and guard Petur Birgisson (185-96) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Four Tindastoll players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Keflavik: A.Stevens 29+23reb, M.Traustason 27+5reb, R.Dupree 14+8reb+3ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 6+7reb+9ast, G.Jonsson 4+3reb+3ast, A.Orrason 3+2reb
Tindastoll: A.Hester 23+12reb+2ast, C.Caird 15+4reb+2ast, P.Birgisson 14+3reb+5ast, V.Agustsson 11+3reb, B.Rikhardsson 6+3reb+3ast, F.Thor Stefansson 4+4reb
gschID: 542674


Thor Thorl - Grindavik 88-74

Thor Thorl stayed alive in the quarterfinal series versus Grindavik following a vital victory in Game 4. Thor Thorl made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Grindavik was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) who scored that evening 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Emil Einarsson (196-94) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Carberry is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds by the former international guard Olafur Olafsson (194-90) did not help to save the game for Grindavik. American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) added 21 points for lost side. Four Grindavik players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: T.Carberry 25+6reb+5ast, E.Einarsson 16+5reb+2ast, M.Baginski 13+6reb+1ast, D.Arnar Agustsson 9+2reb+1ast, O.Jonsson 9+11reb+2ast, R.Bragason 8+3reb+2ast
Grindavik: L.Clinch 21+4reb+1ast, O.Olafsson 21+11reb+1ast, T.Olafsson 12+7reb+1ast, D.Jonsson 11+3reb+2ast, I.Thor Gudmundsson 5+5reb+2ast, O.Saevarsson 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 542673





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  INDIA  


New Delhi to slam dunk with the NBA Academy - by Anil Kumar

Big things are expected of aspiring basketball player Mohammad Ibrahim Ali.
Son of a fast food stall owner, 13-year-old Ibrahim is one of the 24 players selected for India's first and only NBA elite training centre to be instituted in the Capital.
In fact, Ibrahim is not alone who comes from a humble background. Several of the potential stars of the future have battled poverty and faced the harsh realities of life.

Through sport these young lads have found an outlet for expression. Now they are dreaming big as they learn the craft from some renowned names of world basketball.
Through basketball, they have found an outlet for expression. Now they are dreaming big as they learn the craft from some renowned names of world basketball.
'I am glad I got this opportunity where I can showcase my skills. I want to work really hard and play in the NBA one day.'

The academy will run its course for three years, giving a 360-degree player development approach through NBA-trained coaches
Thirteen-year-old Ibrahim, who hails from Kolkata, told Mail Today: 'I believe this academy will improve my lifestyle and bring considerable amount of change in my life.
'I want to earn for my parents, especially for my father who has been an enormous support to my basketball dream'.
The academy will run its course for three years, giving a 360-degree player development approach through NBA-trained coaches.
It will also provide scholarship and education to the players. Ibrahim's basketball journey started in 2015 when he watched kids play at the local clubs for fun.
Inspired by the game, Ibrahim started playing at clubs and his school, Shree Vishuddhanand Saraswati Vidyalaya but couldn't afford proper training.
'We don't have many facilities at home. My parents, two sisters and I live in a one room apartment and my father works full-time to take care of the family,' says Ibrahim.
Nevertheless, his father left no stone unturned to support Ibrahim's dream.
He soon started training at the Sports Authority of India in Kolkata - roughly 5kms far from his home - in a bid to develop as a player. Now with the academy, Ibrahim dreams of a better lifestyle and earn money for his parents.

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics
This is not just one tale of life-changing opportunity. Tamil Nadu's 16-year-old M Shanmugam is another talented player waiting in the wings. Born in Salem, basketball happened to Shanmugam by chance.
A volleyball player, Shanmugam switched to basketball due to lack of proper coaching and joined the NBA Jump program on school PT teacher Ravi Shankar's advice.
Although, the class 11th student was quick to learn the traits of the game, the cost of equipment laid heavily on his father - who owned a roadside fruit stall.
'I started training from 7th standard and enjoyed playing it. However, as I started taking it seriously, the cost of shoes, jerseys and other equipment increased.
'A normal shoe costs around Rs 7000-8000 and my father couldn't afford it. But somehow he used to manage the money and buy me the shoes. He has really struggled for me,' Shanmugam told Mail Today.
The only sportsperson in the family, it was when the he got selected for the academy, the family took the sport seriously.

'It is my dream to play for India one day. I have worked hard and my family has supported me and my dream. I hope to come out as a better player and person after three years,' he added.
Speaking about the players, Carlos Barroca, one of the academy coaches said: 'The players selected is that they have got great potential.
'They were ticking almost all the boxes that were needed. We were looking for kids who could run, jump and were quick.
'All the selected players have almost all the requisite skills.'

Courtesy Rohit Paniker - Daily Mail




IOB Chennai oust ASC Bangalore 84-64 to enter Finals - by Anil Kumar

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) registered an 84-64 win over Army Service Corps (ASC), Karnataka, in the men's semifinal of the 31st Federation Cup basketball championship here on Saturday.

Only the other day G.R.L. Prasad, the ASC coach, had said that it would be a bit easy for his men if they were to meet IOB in the semifinal. But the bankmen proved a tough nut to crack.

The opening minutes of the first quarter was far more open with both teams trying to create a strong first impression.

But midway through, IOB called the shots. Some impressive layups by S. Prasanna Venkatesh (16 points) and the ever-reliable Rikin Pethani (29 pts) put the team in command.

ASC fought hard but failed to control the boards at crucial junctures.

In the second also, IOB maintained a sizeable lead. In the fourth quarter, Rikin and Prasanna went flat out to take the team to a 73-56 lead.

And ASC had no answers to IOB's tactical plan and final rush.

In the women's section, favourite Southern Railway defeated Tamil Nadu 73-67 for a place in the final.

The host had in its roster a set of talented individuals but lacked the height and the sting to trouble its opponent in the first session.

R. Rajapriyadarshini, D. Anitha Priya and Renjini Peter were the pillars of strength for Railways during that period. The experienced Renjini, in fact, is returning to the side after a nine-month injury layoff. And, she played her role to great perfection.

Railways, with virtually no bench strength to back its efforts, implemented its strategies with caution and care.

The scoring rate was not to its expectations but with great understanding and excellent court coverage the team managed to stay afloat for most part.

In the final, Southern Railway will take on Chhattisgarh, which scored a thrilling 99-98 win over a fighting West Bengal.

The results (semifinals):

Men: IOB 84 (Rikin Pethani 29, Prasanna Venkatesh 16) bt Army Service Corps (Karnataka) 64 (Jeethandar Singh 19, Issac T. Thomas 15); ONGC (Uttarakhand) 72 bt Indian Air Force 49.

Women: Southern Rly 73 (D. Anitha Priya 25, R. Raja Priyadarshini 14) bt Tamil Nadu 67 (R. Varshanandhini 22, M. Keerthi 17); Chhattisgarh 99 bt West Bengal 98.

Courtesy The Hindu



Customs Kochi ousted - by Anil Kumar

Army Service Corps (ASC), Karnataka, ousted an off-colour Customs and Central Excise (Kerala) 73-46 for a place in the men's semifinal of the 31st Federation Cup basketball championship at the PSG Indoor Sports Complex courts here on Friday.

The Kerala men blew any chance they had as early as in the first session.

They could easily have tightened the defence and trimmed down the fast-ticking scoring rate of the spirited ASC men, who were first-time qualifiers for the tournament. Instead, they allowed the ASC forwards, especially Issac T. Thomas and Jeethandar, to roam freely, which proved costly.

ASC made best use of the space and the situation to fire from all sides, and the Customs men were seen running for cover. Of course, they did not have their strongest, who were nursing injuries, to shield them from the sudden onslaught.

With a big lead in their bag, ASC played the last two quarters with a great deal of creativity and flair. They showed no mercy and continued to attack and, with nothing left in the tournament, the Customs men soon threw in the towel.

'The strong result is basically because we have youngsters who have great prospects to represent the country,' said ASC coach G.R.L Prasad.

IAF fights back

In another match, the Indian Air Force (IAF), which lost the opener, staged a brilliant fightback midway through the third quarter to defeat Ludhiana Basketball Academy 95-80 and book the second semifinal berth from Group A.

ONGC and IOB men also sealed their semifinal berth from group B.

Kerala shown the door

In the women's section, defending champion Kerala despite scoring a 73-61 win over host Tamil Nadu had to pack its bag having finished third in its group (B).

The champion outfit, which lost to West Bengal the other day, had to beat the host by a 14-point margin. It looked comfortable for most part enjoying a lead of 19 but lost the plot in the dying minutes and agonisingly fell short by two points at the whistle.

The results: Men: Army Service Corps (Karnataka) 73 (Issac T. Thomas 18) bt Customs & Central Excise (Kerala) 46; Indian Air Force 95 (G. Narender 26, Hemant Sheoran 23) bt Ludhiana BA 80 (Arshpreet Singh 24, Jaipal Singh 22).

Central Railways 68 (Rakesh 16, Amit 15) bt Income Tax (Gujarat) 63 (Dishant 23, Kasi 21).

Women: Kerala 73 (P. Anjana 26, P. Surya 12) bt Tamil Nadu 61 (R. Varshana 21, S. Srividhya 13).

On Thursday: Indian Air Force 87 (G. Narendra 23, K. Nikhil 13) bt Customs & Central Excise (Kerala) 52 (Eudrick Pereira 22).

Women: Southern Railway 65 (Raja Priya 15, Amita Minj 14) bt Punjab 52 (Gagandeep Kaur 16, Amanpreet Kaur 14); West Bengal 79 (Sitamani Tudu 19, Anjana 15) bt Delhi 50 (Sahiba 11, Princy 11).

On Thursday: Tamil Nadu 80 (Keerthi 18, Sri Vidya 13) bt Delhi 66 (Garima 12, Sahiba 11). Southern Rly. 74 (P. Anitha 24, Raja Priya 18) bt Telangana 57 (Divya Palanivel 19, Aswathy 13).



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  IRELAND  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.4 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.4 
 3. Pemberton, Tralee22.6 
 4. Turner, Killester21.4 
 5. Provizors, DCU S.21.0 
 6. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.18.9 
 8. Killeen, Templeogue17.7 
 9. Murphy, Templeogue17.5 
 10. Dogbo, UL Eagles16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian16.5 
 2. Provizors, DCU S.16.5 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.13.1 
 4. Turner, Killester12.3 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue11.5 
 6. Freeman, Moycullen11.5 
 7. Lawson, UCC Demons11.3 
 8. Pantovic, Tralee11.1 
 9. Gil, Swords T.10.9 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.7 
 2. Westbrooks, Swords T.9.3 
 3. Drumm, UCD Marian9.1 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.5 
 5. Downey, UCC Demons6.4 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.6.0 
 7. Roe, Killester5.6 
 8. Riles, Eanna4.8 
 9. Hosford, UCC D.4.5 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.4 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian4.8 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.3 
 4. Murphy, Templeogue2.5 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee2.4 
 6. James, Templeogue2.4 
 7. Darling, DCU Saints2.4 
 8. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.4 
 9. Dolenko, Swords T.2.3 
 10. Calvo, Swords T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacob LAWSON
  UCC Demons
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lawson, UCC Demons3.2 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.7 
 3. Jackson, KUBS2.6 
 4. Gil, Swords T.2.5 
 5. Pantovic, Tralee2.1 
 6. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.1 
 7. Freeman, Moycullen2.0 
 8. Moreira, UCD M.1.7 
 9. Garrow, UCD Marian1.7 
 10. Turner, Killester1.7 



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  ITALY  

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 .19.0 
 5. Zampolli, Matera18.6 
 6. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 7. Sirakov, Bottegone18.3 
 8. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.2 
 9. Boffelli, Scauri18.0 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino18.0 
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, Bottegone10.2 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.8 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.3 
 9. Papa, Teramo8.9 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.7 
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. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 5. Rivali, Montegrano5.5 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Bottioni, Campli5.0 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 10. Centanni, Volpino .5.0 
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
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 2. Laguzzi, Sestu1.2 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni1.2 
 4. Galmarini, Firenze .1.2 
 5. Chiacig, Taranto1.1 
 6. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 7. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 8. Gatti, Campli0.9 
 9. Nasello, Siena Virtus0.9 
 10. Mercante, Valsesia0.9 



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  JAPAN  

BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chehales TAPSCOTT
  Kagawa F.
  (195-F-90)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tapscott, Kagawa F.19.3 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.6 
 3. Jones, Tokyo Z18.2 
 4. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.6 
 5. Stephan, Tokyo E.17.6 
 6. Barone, Aomori W.17.0 
 7. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.8 
 8. Carney, Toyotsu FE15.2 
 9. Kennedy, Gunma14.3 
 10. Flowers, Bambitio.14.0 
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. Posthumus, Shins.11.2 
 5. Davis, Shimane SM11.2 
 6. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.0 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.9 
 8. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.4 
 9. Barone, Aomori W.10.3 
 10. Lawson, Iwate B.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.8 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.4 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.4 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.6 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.3 
 6. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.1 
 7. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.1 
 8. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.0 
 9. Hirao, Bambitio.3.0 
 10. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.8 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.7 
 5. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 6. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 7. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.5 
 8. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.5 
 9. Obuchi, Gunma1.4 
 10. Spikes, Fukushima1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.3 
 2. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.8 
 3. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.7 
 4. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 5. Kuso, Gunma1.6 
 6. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 7. Marshall, Shima.1.5 
 8. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.5 
 9. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 10. Alabi, Toyotsu FE1.4 



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  JUCO  


Hutchinson wins first championship since 1994 - by Eurobasket News

The Hutchinson Blue Dragons are National Champions. The Hutchinson Community College won the program's third men's basketball national championship on Saturday night with an 84-58 victory over Eastern Florida State in the NJCAA Tournament Championship Game at the Sports Arena. The Blue Dragons have now won national championships in 1988, 1994 and 2017. It's Hutchinson's sixth overall national championship in school history. Hutchinson sophomore Shakur Juiston (6'7''-F) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Juiston joins Maurice Brittian (1988) and Roy Hairston (1994) as Blue Dragon national tournament MVPs. Juiston finished with tournament highs of 88 points and 56 rebounds. He also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Joining Juiston on the all-tournament team are sophomore Samajae Haynes-Jones (6'0''-G) and freshman J.J. Rhymes (6'4''-G). Head coach Steve Eck was named the Coach of the Tournament. This is Eck's first Division I national championship after winning won in Division I with Redlands Community College. This was Eck's first Divisoin I national title game victory in three tries - one at Redlands and two at Hutchinson. To get to the 2017 national championship, the Blue Dragons had to defeat three Florida teams. Hutch defeated St. Petersburg (95-78) in the second round, Northwest Florida State (88-79) in the semifinals and Eastern Florida State in the championship game. The Blue Dragons got off to a tremendous start, especially on the defensive end. Hutchinson held Eastern Florida State to four points over the first 12 minutes of the game in building a 21-4 lead with 8:38 to go in the first half. Hutchinson held Eastern Florida State to 7 of 33 shooting in the first half (21.2 percent) as the Blue Dragons led 39-16 at intermission. Devonte Bandoo led the Blue Dragons with 22 points on 10 of 17 shooting, including two 3-point goals. Rhymes had 11 points. The Blue Dragons were 34 of 69 from the field (49.3 percent), hitting 5 of 16 from 3-point range and 11 of 16 from the foul line. The Blue Dragons were out-rebounded 49-45, but had only had only 10 turnovers to 29 assist. Defensively, Hutchinson limited Eastern Florida State to 29.3 percent from the field (22 of 75). The Titans hit 6 of 22 from 3-point range and were 8 of 11 from the foul line. Eastern Florida State turned the ball over times. Shaq Carter (6'9''-F) had 14 points, while Ahmed Ali (5'10''-PG) and Michael Nuga (6'2''-G) had 12 points. Juiston posted his fourth double-double of the tournament and led Hutchinson on Saturday with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Hutchinson's career rebound leader ends with 742 rebounds.
Courtesy of: bluedragonssports.com



Southwestern Community College beats Louisburg for NJCAA D2 championship - by Eurobasket News

Southwestern Community College put an exclamation mark on a dominant season with a dominant performance that won a national championship. SWCC, located in Creston, beat Louisburg College (North Carolina), 77-53, on Saturday to take the NJCAA Division II men's basketball championship in Danville, Ill. It is the second-highest winning margin since the Division II championship game began in 1986. The top-seeded Spartans (36-1) were led by Brodric Thomas (6'5''-G), who had 16 points and was named the tournament's most outstanding player. Troy Locke (6'3''-F) led Louisburg with 14 points. Louisburg took a brief two-point lead early in the game, but after that it was all Southwestern. In the second half, the Hurricanes tied the score at 35 with 14 minutes, 20 seconds left, but that's as close as they would get. Southwestern then hit a three and would never look back. The lead stayed in double digits most of the second half, rising to more than 20 points in the closing minutes. SWCC's Jordan Johnson, who had 11 points, and Lavon Hightower (6'5''-F), who had 13, were named to the all-tournament team. Coach Todd Lorensen was named NJCAA Division II coach of the year. It was the Spartans' second appearance in the national tournament and the program's first appearance in the championship game. SWCC led for nearly the entire first half, too, thanks to forcing 14 turnovers and committing just eight. The Spartans went into the break leading 31-25. Free throws helped Louisburg stay in the game as SWCC hit just 4 of 11 charity-stripe attempts in the opening 20 minutes. Hurricanes guard Mikiel Watkins led everyone with nine first-half points.
Courtesy of: desmoinesregister.com



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Best players of Kazakhstan D1 round 11 - by Eurobasket News

American Ian Miller (190-G-91, agency: BeoBasket) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Astana and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 34 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Astana in his team's victory, helping them to beat Barsy Atyrau (#2, 5-9) 79-74. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Astana to consolidate first place in the Kazakhstan D1. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Astana still have not lost a single game, getting all 16 victories. In the team's last game Miller had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Astana's top player in his first season with the team. Florida State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Miller is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.1ppg), assists (2nd best: 6.0apg) and averages solid 2.7spg,63.6% FGP and 41.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American point guard Trevin Parks (180-PG-91) of second-ranked Barsy Atyrau. Parks impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Barsy Atyrau lost that game 74-79 to league's leader Astana (#1, 16-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Barsy Atyrau still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Parks is a newcomer at Barsy Atyrau 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 21.5ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.4rpg and 3.7apg.

The third best performed player last round was another Barsy Atyrau's star - former international swingman Nikolay Bazhkin (198-G/F-90). Bazhkin scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Bazhkin's great performance Barsy Atyrau lost 74-79 to #1 ranked Astana. But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Barsy Atyrau not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bazhkin could try to bring Barsy Atyrau's a little bit higher in the standings. Bazhkin has a very solid season. In 14 games in Kazakhstan he scored 6.9ppg. He also has 4.4rpg and FGP: 68.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) of Astana - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Leonidas Kaselakis (202-SF-90) of Astana - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Pavel Ilin (196-F/G-92) of Barsy Atyrau - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Rustam Yargaliev (195-G/F-86) of Astana - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Mikhail Yevstigneyev (201-F/C-84) of Barsy Atyrau - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Maxim Marchuk (198-F/G-94) of Astana - 5 points and 10 rebounds
10. Rustam Murzagaliyev (196-G/F-92) of Astana - 6 points, 4 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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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BLACK
  Bashkimi
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Black, Bashkimi24.4 
 2. Olivier, Ylli23.5 
 3. Canada, Ylli22.8 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi22.3 
 5. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 6. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi19.5 
 7. Anderson, Ylli19.0 
 8. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 9. Brown, Ylli18.3 
 10. Hasani, Rahoveci16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Olivier, Ylli14.0 
 3. Farmer-B., Rahov.13.3 
 4. Rhett, Sigal P.9.6 
 5. Skeen, Peja9.3 
 6. Black, Bashkimi9.0 
 7. Anderson, Ylli8.8 
 8. Turpin, Trepca7.9 
 9. Dahlman, Peja7.7 
 10. Nuhanovic, Peja7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Bashkimi
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Johnson, Bashkimi8.8 
 2. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 3. Anderson, Ylli6.4 
 4. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 5. Hasani, Rahoveci5.9 
 6. Brown, Ylli5.5 
 7. Rundles, Peja5.1 
 8. Lawrence, Sigal P.5.0 
 9. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 10. Canada, Ylli4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm CANADA
  Ylli
  (191-PG-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Canada, Ylli2.8 
 2. Johnson, Bashkimi2.7 
 3. Morina, Rahoveci2.6 
 4. Deihl, Rahoveci2.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.8 
 6. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.8 
 7. Matthews, Ylli1.7 
 8. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 9. Black, Bashkimi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dardan KAPITI
  Kerasan
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.1 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 3. Turpin, Trepca1.6 
 4. Olivier, Ylli1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Peja1.3 
 6. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 7. Shima, Sigal P.1.0 
 8. Jakob, Ylli1.0 
 9. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
 10. Rhett, Sigal P.0.9 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.2 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.15.3 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera15.2 
 4. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.4 
 5. Jogela, Barons Riga14.3 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga14.3 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera13.8 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.7 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera13.6 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga8.8 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.2 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.1 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.7 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.5 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.3 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.4 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.7 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.5 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga1.7 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.2 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.1 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 5. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 6. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 7. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 8. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 9. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Barrett, Madona26.7 
 2. Miezis, Kekava24.2 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava22.7 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 5. Ginters, RSU22.3 
 6. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.17.9 
 7. Saknitis, Kekava17.7 
 8. Skute, Madona17.2 
 9. Osins, Limbazi17.0 
 10. Zotovs, VEF skola16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Barrett, Madona12.2 
 2. Minajevs, LU/BS R.12.0 
 3. Dubults, ViA11.1 
 4. Cavars, Kekava10.8 
 5. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.6 
 6. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki9.8 
 7. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 8. Metnieks, Marupe9.0 
 9. Adins, Turiba8.8 
 10. Sapovalovs, RSU8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars BUIKIS
  Saldus
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Buikis, Saldus7.9 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava7.9 
 3. Endzels, Turiba7.0 
 4. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 5. Kohanovs, ViA5.7 
 6. Kalnins, Valmier.5.7 
 7. Osins, Limbazi5.6 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 9. Dulevskis, Gulbenes.5.3 
 10. Ikstens, RSU5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aivars DAMBIS
  BJBS R.
  (183-G-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dambis, BJBS R.3.3 
 2. Miezis, Kekava3.3 
 3. Mikulskiy, VeA2.7 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 5. Zotovs, VEF skola2.6 
 6. Bikovs, RTU2.5 
 7. Barrett, Madona2.5 
 8. Osins, Limbazi2.4 
 9. Brants, Madona2.3 
 10. Klegeris, LU/BS R.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Juris KALNINS
  Livani
  (200-F/C-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kalnins, Livani3.5 
 2. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 3. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 4. Skute, Madona1.3 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Engers, ViA1.2 
 7. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 8. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 9. Vikentsyeu, VeA1.0 
 10. Jurjans, RSU1.0 



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.7 
 2. Jackson, Homen.25.6 
 3. Johnson, Louaize24.8 
 4. Jones, Mayrouba24.8 
 5. Efevberha, Sagesse24.1 
 6. Rembert, Champville23.9 
 7. Kemp, Tadamon23.7 
 8. Khatib, Homenetmen23.5 
 9. Morris, Tadamon23.2 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BOHANNON
  Mayrouba
  (210-F-91)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Bohannon, Mayrouba14.8 
 2. Townes, Champville13.4 
 3. Ebi, Byblos12.4 
 4. O''Brien, Sagesse12.3 
 5. Upshaw, Mayrouba12.1 
 6. Garrett, Hoops11.9 
 7. Holton, Tadamon11.9 
 8. Majok, Homenetmen11.4 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Hoo.11.3 
 10. Varda, Sagesse10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.1 
 2. Pigram, Tadamon8.0 
 3. Mezher, Hoops7.9 
 4. Khalil, Tadamon7.5 
 5. Johnson, Louaize6.6 
 6. Rembert, Champville5.9 
 7. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Efevberha, Sagesse5.3 
 9. Brown, Al Riyadi5.2 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Deng DENG
  Tadamon
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Deng, Tadamon4.0 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.6 
 3. Johnson, Louaize2.6 
 4. Galloway, Homen.2.3 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon1.9 
 6. Thomas, Hoops1.9 
 7. Curry, Moutahed1.9 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos1.8 
 9. Tucker, Byblos1.8 
 10. Ebi, Byblos1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.8 
 2. Deng, Tadamon3.0 
 3. Bowles, Moutahed2.5 
 4. Garrett, Hoops2.5 
 5. Townes, Champville2.5 
 6. Majok, Homenetmen2.5 
 7. Bohannon, Mayrouba2.3 
 8. Godfrey, Sagesse2.0 
 9. Ebi, Byblos1.8 
 10. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.6 


Pepsi LBL Round 17: Sagesse defeat Al Moutahed in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Pepsi LBL.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al Moutahed (9-8) to eighth ranked Sagesse (6-11) 77-76 on Thursday evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) responded with 27 points and 5 assists. Sagesse moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Tadamon. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Louaize. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Al Riyadi.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Al Riyadi (#2). Homenetmen (16-1) crushed visiting Al Riyadi (13-4) by 18 points 67-49. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Al Riyadi. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Kevin Galloway accounted for 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Homenetmen have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-1 record. Defending champion Al Riyadi keeps the second position with four games lost. Homenetmen will play against Champville (#6) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Sagesse.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 17: Tadamon won against Mayrouba on the opponent's court 85-80. Byblos managed to outperform Louaize in a home game 99-85. Champville managed to beat Hoops on the road 77-73.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists by Darian Townes of Champville.

Homenetmen - Al Riyadi 67-49

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Al Riyadi (#2). Homenetmen (16-1) crushed visiting Al Riyadi (13-4) by 18 points 67-49. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Al Riyadi. It looked good early as Al Riyadi took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Homenetmen had a 14-8 second period charge getting the lead and Al Riyadi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 49-67. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) accounted for 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: AproK Sports Group) added 15 points respectively for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Homenetmen have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-1 record. Defending champion Al Riyadi keeps the second position with four games lost. Homenetmen will play against Champville (#6) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: B.Cvetkovic 15+4reb, A.Aminu 12+11reb+1ast, K.Brown 7+3reb+6ast, A.Ismail 5+5reb+1ast, J.Abdel Nour 4+4reb, M.Haidar 4+8reb+1ast
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 24+7reb+2ast, K.Galloway 16+8reb+8ast, A.Majok 12+13reb, F.El Khatib 8+9reb+2ast, E.Chamoun 4+4reb+1ast, N.Souaid 3+2reb
gschID: 522159


Sagesse - Moutahed 77-76

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al Moutahed (9-8) to eighth ranked Sagesse (6-11) 77-76 on Thursday evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) responded with 27 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Four Al Moutahed players scored in double figures. Sagesse moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Tadamon. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Louaize. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Al Riyadi.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: R.Curry 27+2reb+5ast, C.Melvin 19+11reb+2ast, D.Spencer 14+2reb+3ast, O.El Ayoubi 10+4reb+1ast, M.Ziadeh 2+1reb, C.Tabet 2+11reb+3ast
Sagesse: M.Efevberha 33+6reb+5ast, C.Godfrey 28+6reb+1ast, B.Ammoury 6+6reb+1ast, K.Adeleke 4+9reb+1ast, G.Yves-Daaboul 3+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 522158


Mayrouba - Tadamon 80-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Mayrouba's (3-14) home loss to eighth ranked Tadamon (6-11) 80-85. Tadamon players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) nailed a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and guard Courtney Pigram (185-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Tadamon players scored in double figures. Center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mayrouba in the defeat. Tadamon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse. Mayrouba lost their ninth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 14 games lost. They share it with Hoops. Tadamon will play against higher ranked Byblos (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mayrouba will play against Al Moutahed (#4) in Tripoli and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: E.Jones 24+8reb+2ast, R.Upshaw 22+18reb+1ast, T.Weeden 19+4reb+3ast, T.Ammar 9+7reb+3ast, A.Zeinoun 6+2reb+12ast, F.Anaty 0+2ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 32+11reb+6ast, A.Fakhreddine 16+9reb+5ast, C.Pigram 15+5reb+11ast, D.Deng 11+10reb+1ast, R.Fahed 8+2ast, J.Khalil 3+4reb+4ast
gschID: 522157


Byblos - Louaize 99-85

Rather predictable result when third ranked Byblos (12-5) defeated at home 5th ranked Louaize (9-8) 99-85. The game was mostly controlled by Byblos. Louaize was better in second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Louaize 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Byblos players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning side and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Byblos players scored in double figures. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) came up with 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 9 assists and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Louaize in the defeat. Byblos maintains third place with 12-5 record having four points less than leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Moutahed. Byblos will play against Tadamon (#8) in Zouk in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Louaize will play at home against Hoops Club (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 35+5reb+9ast, T.McKie 21+5reb, W.Lewis 17+5reb, M.Martinez 5+4reb+1ast, R.Dib 4+1reb+2ast, R.Bechara 3+3reb
Byblos: C.Tucker 26+6reb+10ast, J.Youngblood 23+4reb+3ast, A.Traore 21+13reb+4ast, R.Akl 12+6reb+3ast, A.Mahmoud 11+1reb+1ast, J.Aby Khers 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 522160


Hoops - Champville 73-77

Not a big story in a game in Beirut where 9th ranked Hoops Club (3-14) was defeated by sixth ranked Champville (8-9) 77-73. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Champville outrebounded Hoops Club 58-35 including a 23-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American Markeith Cummings (198-88, college: Kennesaw St.) nailed 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and the former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) accounted for 15 points and 16 rebounds. International point guard Ali Mezher (182-94) came up with 23 points and 7 assists and American swingman Antonio Haymon (198-88, college: Lee) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Hoops Club in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Champville. They maintain sixth place with 8-9 record. Hoops Club lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Mayrouba. Champville will play against league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hoops Club will play on the road against Louaize (#5) in Zouk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hoops: A.Mezher 23+4reb+7ast, Z.Buljan 16+9reb+1ast, A.Haymon 14+11reb+2ast, O.Thomas 12+7reb+2ast, I.Kaissy 5, K.Aoun 3+3reb
Champville: M.Cummings 21+9reb+4ast, P.Rembert 17+3reb+6ast, B.Bawji 15+16reb+3ast, D.Townes 11+19reb+4ast, Y.Ghantous 8+9reb+4ast, A.Farhat 3+1reb
gschID: 522161





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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 3. Low, P.Zvaigzdes13.5 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.5 
 5. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.2 
 6. Sulskis, Juventus13.1 
 7. Korenyuk, Siauliai13.0 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.13.0 
 9. Diggs, Juventus12.7 
 10. Prostran, Nevezis11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.5 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.6 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.4 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.4 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis6.2 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai6.1 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.8 
 9. Kacinas, Neptunas5.7 
 10. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.5 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.9 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 4. Diggs, Juventus5.3 
 5. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.3 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis5.0 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.3 
 8. Janavicius, Lietkabe.3.8 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mindaugas LUKAUSKIS
  Lietkabe.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.7 
 2. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.6 
 3. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.5 
 5. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.4 
 6. Sulskis, Juventus1.4 
 7. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.3 
 8. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.3 
 9. Williams, Lietkabelis1.3 
 10. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Engstrom, Nevezis1.3 
 3. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.3 
 4. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.9 
 7. Jucikas, Siauliai0.9 
 8. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.0.9 
 9. Hartenstein, Zalgiris0.8 
 10. Javtokas, Zalgiris0.8 


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  Rasai
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Vingelis, Rasai19.1 
 2. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 3. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.4 
 4. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.16.3 
 6. Beliavicius, Vytis15.7 
 7. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 8. Galeckas, Rasai15.1 
 9. Saulys, Suduva-M.14.8 
 10. Pukelis, Silute14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.0 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.1 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.5 
 4. Pukelis, Silute7.5 
 5. Jankaitis, Vytis7.3 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.0 
 7. Simonis, Palanga6.9 
 8. Raupys, Silute6.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.6.7 
 10. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.2 
 2. Sapiega, KTU6.0 
 3. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.6.0 
 4. Urbonas, Palanga5.4 
 5. Razutis, Telsiai5.2 
 6. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.5.1 
 7. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 8. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 9. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.5 
 10. Wanamaker, Silute4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs PELSS
  KTU
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 2. Razutis, Telsiai2.5 
 3. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 4. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.3 
 5. Wanamaker, Silute2.3 
 6. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 7. Normantas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.1.9 
 9. Mikalauskas, Mazei.1.8 
 10. Narusis, Ezerunas.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.0 
 2. Davis, Palanga1.6 
 3. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 4. Green, Palanga1.1 
 5. Pukelis, Silute1.1 
 6. Udras, Suduva-M.0.9 
 7. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.9 
 8. Massalski, Perla.0.9 
 9. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.9 
 10. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.8 



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  LUXEMBOURG  


N2 Round 6: Last-ranked T.Hesperange beats Black Star - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked T.Hesperange managed to get a thirteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Black Star in Mersch 90-79. T.Hesperange (13-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Grengewald. Black Star at the other side keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost. T.Hesperange is looking forward to face Preizerdaul (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Black Star will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Preizerdaul (0-24) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 80-55 loss to ninth ranked BBC Nitia (6-18) in Preizerdaul. Newly promoted BBC Nitia maintains ninth position with 6-18 record. Preizerdaul at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 24 games lost. BBC Nitia will play against higher ranked Grengewald (#5) in Niederanven in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Preizerdaul will play on the road against T.Hesperange (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Niederanven. Local Grengewald (13-11) outscored 7th ranked Soleuvre (10-14) 108-77 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Soleuvre. Grengewald have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-11 record, which they share with T.Hesperange. Loser Soleuvre keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Grengewald will meet BBC Nitia (#9) in the next round. Soleuvre will play against Black Star and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Black Star - T.Hesperange 79-90

Bottom-ranked T.Hesperange managed to get a thirteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Black Star in Mersch 90-79. T.Hesperange (13-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Grengewald. Black Star at the other side keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost. T.Hesperange is looking forward to face Preizerdaul (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Black Star will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534591


Grengewald - Soleuvre 108-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in Niederanven. Local Grengewald (13-11) outscored 7th ranked Soleuvre (10-14) 108-77 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Soleuvre. Grengewald have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-11 record, which they share with T.Hesperange. Loser Soleuvre keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Grengewald will meet BBC Nitia (#9) in the next round. Soleuvre will play against Black Star and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534590


Preizerdaul - BBC Nitia 55-80

Bottom-ranked Preizerdaul (0-24) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 80-55 loss to ninth ranked BBC Nitia (6-18) in Preizerdaul. Newly promoted BBC Nitia maintains ninth position with 6-18 record. Preizerdaul at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 24 games lost. BBC Nitia will play against higher ranked Grengewald (#5) in Niederanven in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Preizerdaul will play on the road against T.Hesperange (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 534592





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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Grandy GLAZE
  Culiacan
  (204-F-)
  Avg: 25
 1. Glaze, Culiacan25.0 
 2. Marigney, Guaymas23.0 
 3. Puckett, Culiacan23.0 
 4. Keller, Durango20.7 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana18.3 
 6. Young, Culiacan17.0 
 7. Lathan, Tijuana16.7 
 8. Grier, Durango14.7 
 9. Shabazz, Durango14.3 
 10. Gardner, Tijuana13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus MORRISON
  Tijuana
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Morrison, Tijuana9.3 
 2. Puckett, Culiacan9.0 
 3. Marigney, Guaymas9.0 
 4. Lathan, Tijuana8.3 
 5. Camacho, Hermosillo8.0 
 6. Young, Culiacan7.0 
 7. Avalos, Durango7.0 
 8. Gibson, Tijuana6.3 
 9. Grier, Durango5.7 
 10. Glaze, Culiacan5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus MORRISON
  Tijuana
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Morrison, Tijuana6.3 
 2. Gardner, Tijuana5.3 
 3. Ramirez, Tijuana4.0 
 4. Lathan, Tijuana4.0 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.0 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan3.0 
 7. Casillas, Mazatlan3.0 
 8. Scott, Tijuana2.7 
 9. Shabazz, Durango2.3 
 10. Gibson, Tijuana2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Benjamin PUCKETT
  Culiacan
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Puckett, Culiacan3.0 
 2. Onofre, Mazatlan3.0 
 3. Grier, Durango2.7 
 4. Shabazz, Durango2.7 
 5. Flores, Culiacan2.0 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo2.0 
 7. Gardner, Tijuana2.0 
 8. Glaze, Culiacan2.0 
 9. Scott, Tijuana1.3 
 10. Valenzuela, Obregon1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexis CERVANTES
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cervantes, Guasave1.0 
 2. Little, Hermosillo1.0 
 3. Gibson, Tijuana1.0