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  ABA LEAGUE  



Marcus Williams eliminated from Buducnost VOLI team - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica head coach Ilias Zouros has announced at the press conference that Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut) is no longer a member of the team.

'Marcus Williams is no longer a member of our team. This is a decision that we have reached all together, the entire team. With his attitude on the court during the games, as well as practices, Marcus failed to show enough respect towards the club, the jersey, player towards all,' Zouros told.

Marcus Williams played 27 games in the ABA League this season. His stats average was 10.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest.

The decision came two days before the second game of the semi-final series of the ABA League season against Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd, with home court clash awaiting the Podgorica side.



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  ALBANIA  


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

We bring you last week's top performances from Albanians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #1. This week's number one is former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati could not help Brescia (10-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Brescia was defeated 87-78 at home by the lower-ranked Openjobmetis VA (#13). Bushati scored 11 points. This season Bushati averages: 2.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 29.7% and FT: 53.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian senior national team five years ago.

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Klaudio Ndoja (201-85, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an easy victory against the 16th-ranked Recanati (6-19) crushing them 98-63 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Sunday night. Ndoja recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 20 minutes. Virtus Segafredo Bologna (18-8) is placed first in East group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Ndoja's overall stats are: 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 76.9% in seven games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Ndoja played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He was not able to help SC Rasta Vechta in their game against s Oliver Baskets (7-18) in the German BBL. Broadus scored 9 points and had 3 steals. But SC Rasta Vechta was crushed 86-63 on the road by the higher-ranked s Oliver Baskets (#15). Broadus' total stats this season are: 6.1ppg, 1.4rpg, 4.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 38.1%, 3FGP: 21.7% and FT: 57.1%. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Albania.

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #4. Guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom) managed to help Plymouth University Raiders in a victory against the closely-ranked Bristol Acadamy Flyers (11-16) crushing them 85-62 in the British BBL last Friday. Dusha scored only 2 points and added 4 assists in 15 minutes. Plymouth University Raiders (13-13) is placed seventh in the BBL. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. This year Dusha's total stats are: 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in 10 games. He has both Albanian and British nationalities. Dusha is also Albanian national team player.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #5. Former international forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Tuebingen II (8-17) in their game against TV Langen (13-12) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Mitku scored 8 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. The 13th-placed Tuebingen II (8-17) lost 67-75 in Langen to the higher-ranked (#7) TV Langen in the South-West group. It was Tuebingen II's third consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. Mitku has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg in 24 games. Mitku used to play for the Albanian national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Helios (0-2) 76-59 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 27 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (2-0) is placed first in Places 1-6 group. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 8.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg in 22 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93, currently plays in Germany). He could not help SC Rasta Vechta (2-23) to beat s Oliver Baskets (7-18). Bekteshi did not beat the league record on Friday evening. He scored only 2 points. SC Rasta Vechta was crushed 86-63 on the road by the higher-ranked s Oliver Baskets (#15). Bekteshi has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and German.

   #3. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Isernia's victory against the tenth-ranked Ortona (9-15) 64-53 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Sunday. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Il Globo Basket Isernia (8-16) is placed 13th in Group D. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Patani has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.2spg. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) plays for GBA Sparta in Czech Republic 1Liga
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) plays for Karditsas in Greek B

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



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  ANTIGUA  


ABBA Round 24: No surprise as #1 Cutie Ovals Ojays defeat Yorks Crushers - by Eurobasket News

ABBA top team - Cutie Ovals Ojays (10-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Yorks Crushers (2-10) 77-53. The game was mostly controlled by Cutie Ovals Ojays. Yorks Crushers managed to win fourth quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cutie Ovals Ojays have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Stingerz. Yorks Crushers at the other side stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Cutie Ovals Ojays' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Stingerz (10-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Ottos (4-9). Stingerz defeated Ottos 57-42. Stingerz have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cutie Ovals Ojays. Ottos lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Ottos - Stingerz 42-57

The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Stingerz (10-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Ottos (4-9). Stingerz defeated Ottos 57-42. The game was mostly controlled by Stingerz. Ottos was better in second period 12-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stingerz have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cutie Ovals Ojays. Ottos lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539386


Cutie Ovals Ojays - Yorks Crushers 77-53

ABBA top team - Cutie Ovals Ojays (10-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Yorks Crushers (2-10) 77-53. The game was mostly controlled by Cutie Ovals Ojays. Yorks Crushers managed to win fourth quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cutie Ovals Ojays have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Stingerz. Yorks Crushers at the other side stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Cutie Ovals Ojays' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
gschID: 539385





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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. Quinteros, Regat.19.3 
 4. Solano, Echague19.2 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.0 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Harper, Quimsa16.8 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.16.6 
 9. Horner, Obras B.16.4 
 10. Mickeal, Atenas16.4 
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.8.6 
 7. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 8. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 9. Francis, La Union8.4 
 10. Caracter, Echague8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.1 
 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. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 10. Perez, Boca Jrs4.4 
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. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.1.5 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.5 
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. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Acuna, Penarol0.9 


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. Brown, La Union19.8 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.7 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.9 
 6. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 7. Pais, Platense17.8 
 8. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.3 
 10. Montes-C., Obera T.17.2 
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.8.8 
 5. Joseph, Obera TC8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.8.3 
 9. Brown, Mitre Tuc.8.0 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.2 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.4 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.8 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.5 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.9 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.5 
 3. Pais, Platense2.4 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 9. Harrison, Ciclista1.8 
 10. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
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. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.1.3 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.1 
 7. McKoy, SP Las P.1.0 
 8. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 


LigaA Round 40: Ferrocarril edge Regatas Corrientes by three points - by Eurobasket News

The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 40 in the LigaA took place in Corrientes. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Regatas Corrientes (25-16) to second ranked Ferrocarril (27-15) 95-92 in the game for the second place. Ferrocarril looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) fired 24 points and 5 assists for the winners. Arn Lucas (197-89) chipped in 18 points. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) produced 25 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Ferrocarril maintains second position with 27-15 record having just one point less than leader San Lorenzo. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third place with 16 games lost. Ferrocarril are looking forward to face La Union (#8) in Formosa in the next round where they are favorite. Regatas Corrientes' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Corrientes San Martin Corrientes.
Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Ninth ranked Atenas (15-25) saved a 1-point victory at home edging much higher ranked Estudiantes C. (29-15) 95-94 on Tuesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Worth to mention a great performance of American Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Diego Lo-Grippo contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) replied with 30 points and 7 rebounds for Estudiantes C.Atenas maintains ninth position with 15-25 record. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second place with 15 games lost. Atenas will play against higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Estudiantes C. will play against GECR Indalo (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in La Banda between Olimpico de La Banda and Instituto. Fifth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (24-19) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Instituto (25-19). Olimpico de La Banda managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Federico Van-Lacke who helped to win the game recording 29 points. At the losing side Rodney Green responded with 26 points and 6 rebounds. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 24-19 record. Loser Instituto dropped to the fourth place with 19 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will meet at home Penarol (#8) in the next round. Instituto will play against Libertad Sunchales (#7) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Mar del Plata. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Quilmes MP (18-22) to sixth ranked Argentino (22-21) 97-94 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Novar Gadson who scored that evening 22 points and 4 assists. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Quilmes MP lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Argentino's next round opponent will be higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca and it may be the game of the week. Quilmes MP will play at home against the league's leader San Martin Corrientes (#1) and hope to win that game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Corrientes. First ranked San Martin Corrientes faced their biggest opponent Ferrocarril. Host San Martin Corrientes (30-10) defeated guests from Buenos Aires (27-15) 77-65. Matias Lescano fired 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. San Martin Corrientes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-10 record. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second place with 15 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round where they are favorite. Ferrocarril will play on the road against La Union (#8) in Formosa and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 40 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Obras Basket was defeated by Libertad S. in Sunchales 84-78. Atenas beat Boca Jrs at home 76-75. Instituto won against Quimsa on the opponent's court 80-75. Penarol unfortunately lost to Argentino in a home game 74-83. Echague recorded a loss to GECR Indalo on the road 80-97. San Lorenzo defeated Regatas C. on its own court 99-86. La Union was smashed by Weber Bahia in Bahia Blanca 99-63. Hispano Am. won against Echague at home 88-87. La Union unfortunately lost to Argentino on the opponent's court 72-84. Boca Jrs was rolled over Regatas C. in a home game 64-84. Quimsa was defeated by GECR Indalo on the road 94-80.

Libertad S. - Obras Basket 84-78

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Obras Basket (21-22) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (20-20) 84-78 on Saturday. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) fired 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and Tomas Zanzottera (192-93) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Libertad Sunchales maintains seventh position with 20-20 record. Loser Obras Basket dropped to the sixth place with 22 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face higher ranked Instituto (#4) in Cordoba in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Massey 21+8reb, J.Brussino 17+5reb+6ast, J.Vildoza 16+1reb+2ast, P.Barrios 12+2reb, A.Alloatti 8+3reb+1ast, M.Ruiz 4+5reb
Obras Basket: T.Zanzottera 19+3reb, D.Horner 17+8reb+1ast, W.Herrmann 14+3reb, A.Barrett 10+6reb+6ast, M.Bortolin 6+8reb+2ast, L.Valussi 5+1reb
gschID: 523636


Quilmes MP - Argentino 94-97

A very interesting game took place in Mar del Plata. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Quilmes MP (18-22) to sixth ranked Argentino (22-21) 97-94 on Saturday evening. Argentino made 26-of-33 charity shots (78.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Quilmes MP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) who scored that evening 22 points and 4 assists and the other American import power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) supported him with 18 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Even 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) did not help to save the game for Quilmes MP. International guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) added 19 points and 4 assists for lost side. Five Argentino and four Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Quilmes MP lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Argentino's next round opponent will be higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca and it may be the game of the week. Quilmes MP will play at home against the league's leader San Martin Corrientes (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Gadson 22+4reb+4ast, C.Crawford 18+9reb+2ast, I.Gutierrez 17+4reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 15+4reb+5ast, E.Basabe 15+7reb+4ast, M.Bolivar 5+2reb+2ast
Quilmes MP: T.Robinson 27+5reb+4ast, L.Vildoza 19+4reb+4ast, E.Flor 13+5reb+2ast, I.Basualdo 10+10reb+2ast, I.Clark 7+2reb, E.Ruiz 6+2ast
gschID: 523637


Atenas - Boca Jrs 76-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Atenas' (15-25) home victory over 10th ranked Boca Juniors (13-30) 76-75 on Saturday. American power forward Roquez Johnson (201-92, college: Mississippi St.) fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. The other American import Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) produced 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Atenas maintains ninth position with 15-25 record. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the tenth place with 30 games lost. Atenas will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Boca Juniors will play against Instituto in Cordoba and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Atenas: L.Rasio 12+4reb+3ast, L.Lema 12+3reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 11+2reb+3ast, R.Johnson 10+14reb, P.Mickeal 9+10reb, M.Chiarini 9+2reb+2ast
Boca Jrs: G.Forbes 17+8reb+4ast, F.Lampropoulos 15+8reb+2ast, E.Vassirani 15+5reb, L.Perez 9+1reb+3ast, L.Gargallo 8+4reb+6ast, C.Delfino 5+7reb
gschID: 523635


Regatas C. - Ferrocarril 92-95

The most exciting game of round 40 in the LigaA took place in Corrientes. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Regatas Corrientes (25-16) to second ranked Ferrocarril (27-15) 95-92 in the game for the second place. Ferrocarril looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) fired 24 points and 5 assists for the winners. Arn Lucas (197-89) chipped in 18 points. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) produced 25 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Ferrocarril maintains second position with 27-15 record having just one point less than leader San Lorenzo. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third place with 16 games lost. Ferrocarril are looking forward to face La Union (#8) in Formosa in the next round where they are favorite. Regatas Corrientes' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Corrientes San Martin Corrientes.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: J.Maldonado 24+4reb+5ast, A.Lucas 18+3reb+2ast, M.Cuello 9+3reb, R.Clemente 9+6reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 8+2reb+2ast, F.Balbi 7+3reb+6ast
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 25+6reb+3ast, D.Sims 18+2reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 17+9reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 13+3reb, J.Saiz 9+10reb, C.Troutman 4+5reb
gschID: 523638


Quimsa - Instituto 75-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Quimsa's (22-22) home loss to fifth ranked Instituto (25-19) 75-80 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-75. Instituto outrebounded Quimsa 43-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import John DeGroat (201-85, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. American Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-88, college: Idaho) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Instituto moved-up to fourth place. Quimsa lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 22 games lost. Instituto will face Libertad Sunchales (#7) at home in the next round. Quimsa will play against the league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Instituto: S.Clancy 22+13reb, P.Bertone 18+4reb+3ast, J.DeGroat 16+9reb+1ast, R.Green 11+4reb+4ast, D.Phillip 8+3reb, P.Bruna 3+3reb+3ast
Quimsa: A.Harper 23+8reb+4ast, L.Gonzalez 19+1reb+4ast, C.Elliott 13+1reb+1ast, P.Hopson 10+8reb+6ast, C.Daniels 7+5reb, T.Gallizzi 3+4reb
gschID: 523634


Penarol - Argentino 74-83

Rather predictable result in Mar del Plata where sixth ranked Argentino (22-21) beat 8th ranked Penarol (16-28) 83-74 on Thursday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-13. But Penarol won second period 19-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Argentino had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Penarol was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) fired 22 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Argentino players scored in double figures. Alejandro Diez (201-87) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Leonardo Gutierrez (200-78) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Penarol lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 28 games lost. Argentino will face higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Penarol will play on the road against Olimpico de La Banda (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: L.Cequeira 22+2reb+5ast, N.Gadson 16+7reb, E.Basabe 16+5reb+2ast, C.Crawford 10+8reb+2ast, I.Gutierrez 7+5reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 6+4reb+2ast
Penarol: A.Diez 17+9reb+3ast, L.Gutierrez 15+7reb, L.Dabney 10+2reb+3ast, F.Giorgetti 9+4reb+1ast, S.Pettigrew 8+5reb+2ast, J.Figueroa 7+5ast
gschID: 523631


GECR Indalo - Echague 97-80

Not a big story in a game in Comodoro R. where 10th ranked Echague (7-34) was defeated by fourth ranked GECR Indalo (22-21) 97-80 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by GECR Indalo. Echague was better in second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. GECR Indalo dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Echague's 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Echague's players. The former international Carlos Schattmann (193-87) fired 18 points and 6 assists for the winners. The former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. American center Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Four GECR Indalo and five Echague players scored in double figures. GECR Indalo have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 22-21 record, which they share with Argentino. Newly promoted Echague keeps the tenth place with 34 games lost. GECR Indalo will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Echague will play at home against Obras Basket (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: C.Schattmann 18+4reb+6ast, N.De los Santos 16+2reb+6ast, M.Shaw 14+2reb, J.Manuel Rivero 14+3reb+4ast, D.Romero 12+8reb+4ast, E.Vargas 9+10reb+1ast
Echague: G.Solano 19+2reb+5ast, D.Caracter 16+13reb, B.Davis 14+3reb, J.Millsap 13+5reb+2ast, E.Stucky 11+1reb+1ast, S.Uranga 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523632


San Martin C. - Ferrocarril 77-65

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Corrientes. First ranked San Martin Corrientes faced their biggest opponent Ferrocarril. Host San Martin Corrientes (30-10) defeated guests from Buenos Aires (27-15) 77-65. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) fired 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) chipped in 13 points. Four San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. International point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) produced 7 points and Martin Cuello (193-93) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. San Martin Corrientes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-10 record. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second place with 15 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round where they are favorite. Ferrocarril will play on the road against La Union (#8) in Formosa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: F.Aguerre 16+1reb+2ast, R.Garcia 13+3reb+3ast, M.Lescano 12+6reb+2ast, D.Tintorelli 12+2reb, L.Faggiano 9+2reb+2ast, J.Wood 8+5reb
Ferrocarril: J.Ignacio Alessio 9+2reb, L.Tantos 9+1reb+1ast, M.Cuello 8+5reb, F.Balbi 7+3reb+3ast, J.Maldonado 6+2reb, R.Clemente 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 523633


San Lorenzo - Regatas C. 99-86

Everything went according to plan in Almagra where first ranked San Lorenzo (28-12) won against 3rd ranked Regatas Corrientes (25-16) 99-86 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by San Lorenzo. Regatas Corrientes was better in third quarter 30-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Lorenzo looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) chipped in 13 points and 7 assists. Five San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. The former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) produced 20 points and 4 assists and American Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Regatas Corrientes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains first position with 28-12 record. Loser Regatas Corrientes keeps the third place with 16 games lost. San Lorenzo will face Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero in the next round where they are favorite. Regatas Corrientes' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Corrientes San Martin Corrientes.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: N.Aguirre 20+5reb+10ast, M.Calfani 17+4reb+1ast, S.Scala 15+2reb+3ast, J.Meyinsse 15+7reb, M.Mata 13+4reb+7ast, G.Diaz 13+4reb+3ast
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 20+2reb+4ast, D.Sims 13+3reb, J.Saiz 10+4reb+1ast, C.Troutman 9+5reb+5ast, K.Johnson 8+5reb+2ast, P.Espinoza 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 523629


Weber Bahia - La Union 99-63

There was no surprise in Bahia Blanca where 8th ranked La Union (19-24) was crushed by third ranked Weber Bahia (22-15) 99-63 on Wednesday. Weber Bahia dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to La Union's 44. Weber Bahia forced 21 La Union turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) fired 25 points for the winners. The other American import center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Four Weber Bahia players scored in double figures. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) added 10 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Weber Bahia maintains third position with 22-15 record having eleven points less than leader San Lorenzo. Loser La Union keeps the eighth place with 24 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round. La Union will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: J.Blocker 25+3reb+2ast, L.Redivo 14+1reb+2ast, A.Laveal Johnson 14+12reb+1ast, F.Corvalan 11+2reb+5ast, H.Jasen 8+2reb+3ast, M.Fjellerup 8+6reb+4ast
La Union: T.Francis 14+10reb, A.Elsener 11+2reb, F.Pinero 10+4reb+3ast, E.Gamboa 9+2reb+2ast, D.Garcia 7+1ast, P.Orlietti 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 523628


Olimpico LB - Instituto 83-81

A very close game took place in La Banda between Olimpico de La Banda and Instituto. Fifth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (24-19) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Instituto (25-19). Olimpico de La Banda managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Federico Van-Lacke (191-80) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) who added 5 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) responded with 26 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import John DeGroat (201-85, college: Pittsburgh) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 24-19 record. Loser Instituto dropped to the fourth place with 19 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will meet at home Penarol (#8) in the next round. Instituto will play against Libertad Sunchales (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: F.Van Lacke 29+1reb+2ast, D.Guaita 15+3reb+3ast, M.Cosolito 9+3reb+1ast, M.Stanic 8+5reb+7ast, D.Nesbitt 8+9reb+3ast, K.Lamonte 7+2reb+1ast
Instituto: R.Green 26+6reb+3ast, J.DeGroat 18+6reb+3ast, S.Clancy 11+6reb+2ast, P.Bertone 8+4reb+2ast, G.Whelan 7+5reb+6ast, D.Ciorciari 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 523630


Atenas - Estudiantes C. 95-94

Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Ninth ranked Atenas (15-25) saved a 1-point victory at home edging much higher ranked Estudiantes C. (29-15) 95-94 on Tuesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It looked good early as Estudiantes C. took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Atenas had a 24-16 second period charge getting the lead and Estudiantes C. was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 94-95. Atenas made 25-of-32 charity shots (78.1 percent) during the game, while Estudiantes C. only scored five points from the stripe. Atenas players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Estudiantes C. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international Diego Lo-Grippo (198-78) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) replied with 30 points and 7 rebounds and Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82) added 18 points and 6 assists in the effort for Estudiantes C.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atenas maintains ninth position with 15-25 record. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second place with 15 games lost. Atenas will play against higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Estudiantes C. will play against GECR Indalo (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atenas: P.Mickeal 26+9reb+6ast, M.Chiarini 17+3reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 16+7reb+4ast, D.Gerbaudo 14+6ast, L.Lema 9+3reb, R.Johnson 6+9reb+1ast
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 30+7reb+2ast, A.Marin 18+2reb+6ast, J.Justiz 15+7reb+2ast, F.Giorgi 13+5reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 6+4ast, S.Orresta 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 523627


Hispano Am. - Echague 88-87

There was a small surprise in Rio Gallegos where tenth ranked Hispano Am. (14-29) edged 10th ranked Echague (7-34) 88-87 on Tuesday. Hispano Am. made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Larry OBannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Center Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and forward John Millsap (198-82, college: UTSA, agency: Interperformances) added 25 points respectively for lost side. Four Echague players scored in double figures. Hispano Am. moved-up to ninth place. Echague at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth position with 34 games lost. Hispano Am. will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Echague will play at home against Obras Basket (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: K.Austin 28+13reb, L.O'Bannon 21+5reb+3ast, J.Treise 17+2reb+5ast, N.Ferreyra 6+1reb+3ast, M.Byro 5+1ast, M.Fierro 4+2reb+1ast
Echague: J.Millsap 25+3reb, D.Caracter 17+12reb+3ast, J.Baeza 14+2reb+1ast, G.Solano 12+5reb+9ast, B.Davis 8+2reb+1ast, E.Stucky 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 523626


Argentino - La Union 84-72

Rather expected game in Junin where 8th ranked La Union (19-24) was defeated by sixth ranked Argentino (22-21) 84-72 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Argentino. La Union was better in second period 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Argentino forced 20 La Union turnovers. Swingman Emiliano Basabe (193-92) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) chipped in 8 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the former international Diego Garcia (190-79) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Loser La Union keeps the eighth position with 24 games lost. Argentino will face higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it may be the game of the week. La Union will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: L.Cequeira 17+1reb+1ast, N.Gadson 15+4reb+3ast, E.Basabe 14+11reb+3ast, J.Cangelosi 12+3reb+1ast, F.Zarate 9+2reb+5ast, M.Bolivar 9+2reb+1ast
La Union: D.Garcia 17+1reb+2ast, T.Francis 16+11reb, F.Pinero 13+4reb+1ast, A.Elsener 11+3reb+4ast, P.Orlietti 8+3reb, A.Konsztadt 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 523624


Boca Jrs - Regatas C. 64-84

Very predictable result in Buenos Aires where third ranked Regatas Corrientes (25-16) outscored 10th ranked Boca Juniors (13-30) 84-64 on Monday. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 51-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded Boca Juniors 44-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists. Regatas Corrientes' coach Gabriel Piccato allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international Carlos Delfino (198-82) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position with 25-16 record having four points less than leader San Lorenzo. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the tenth place with 30 games lost. Regatas Corrientes' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Corrientes San Martin Corrientes.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 23+4reb+4ast, P.Espinoza 15+17reb+5ast, F.Martina 10+1reb, C.Troutman 8+8reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 8+4reb, K.Johnson 8+3reb+2ast
Boca Jrs: G.Forbes 15+2reb+1ast, N.Gianella 11+1reb+1ast, C.Delfino 11+5reb+3ast, L.Perez 9+2reb+1ast, E.Vassirani 8+7reb, C.Amicucci 6+4reb
gschID: 523623


GECR Indalo - Quimsa 94-80

Not a big story in a game in Comodoro R. where 6th ranked Quimsa (22-22) was defeated by fourth ranked GECR Indalo (22-21) 94-80 on Monday. GECR Indalo dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Quimsa's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Quimsa's players. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international Carlos Schattmann (193-87) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. GECR Indalo's coach Gonzalo Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) produced 30 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five GECR Indalo and four Quimsa players scored in double figures. GECR Indalo have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 22-21 record, which they share with Argentino. Quimsa lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 22 games lost. GECR Indalo will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimsa will play on the road against the league's leader San Lorenzo (#1) in Almagra and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: E.Vargas 23+11reb+3ast, M.Shaw 16+5reb+3ast, N.De los Santos 14+3reb+7ast, C.Schattmann 13+5reb+9ast, J.Manuel Rivero 13+4reb+3ast, Y.Mensia 6+6reb+1ast
Quimsa: A.Harper 30+9reb+1ast, C.Elliott 20+6reb+2ast, T.Gallizzi 12+10reb, P.Hopson 11+7reb+3ast, L.Gonzalez 7+3reb+5ast, L. Monteros 0
gschID: 523625





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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 15: Singapore Slingers beat Saigon Heat in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in ASEAN League just ended.

An exciting game was played in Saigon. Second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers faced 4th placed Vietnamese Saigon Heat. Guests from Singapore (13-7) defeated host Saigon Heat (8-12) 86-71. The game was mostly controlled by Singapore Slingers. Saigon Heat managed to win fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Singapore Slingers dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Saigon Heat's 48. They outrebounded Saigon Heat 51-30 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who had a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St., agency: Babcock Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 13-7 record having just three points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Saigon Heat lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 12 games lost.
The game in Kaohsiung City supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (11-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-15). Alab Pilipinas smashed Kaohsiung 107-85. It was a good game for American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Lawrence Domingo contributed with 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Alab Pilipinas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford, agency: Babcock Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for Kaohsiung. Alab Pilipinas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-9 record having five points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Kaohsiung lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost.
The game in Kaohsiung City was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (7-13) played at the court of 6th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-15). KL Dragons managed to secure a 6-point victory 114-108 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Kiwi Gardner who led his team to a victory scoring 40 points (!!!), 8 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was Chris Oliver with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Kaohsiung's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 7-13 record. Kaohsiung lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost.

Kaohsiung - Alab Pilipinas 85-107

The game in Kaohsiung City supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (11-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-15). Alab Pilipinas smashed Kaohsiung 107-85. The game was mostly controlled by Alab Pilipinas. Kaohsiung was better in third quarter 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Alab Pilipinas dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Kaohsiung's 48. They outrebounded Kaohsiung 49-26 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Filipino forward Lawrence Domingo (196-89, college: E.New Mexico) contributed with 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Alab Pilipinas players scored in double figures. Alab Pilipinas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford, agency: Babcock Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Taiwanese swingman Wesley Hsu (191-84, college: Elon) added 17 points in the effort for Kaohsiung. Alab Pilipinas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-9 record having five points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Kaohsiung lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: H.Wang 17+1ast, W.Hsu 17+2reb, C.Oliver 17+11reb+4ast, R.Jose 8+6reb, C.Andrade 8+2reb+1ast, H.Chun Chang 7+1reb+1ast
Alab Pilipinas: L.Domingo 23+9reb+1ast, B.Ray Parks 21+10reb+7ast, S.Carter 16+4reb+1ast, J.Hughes 14+14reb, R.Celiz 13+2reb+3ast, K.Dieter 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 520748


Saigon H. - Singapore S. 71-86

An exciting game was played in Saigon. Second ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers faced 4th placed Vietnamese Saigon Heat. Guests from Singapore (13-7) defeated host Saigon Heat (8-12) 86-71. The game was mostly controlled by Singapore Slingers. Saigon Heat managed to win fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Singapore Slingers dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Saigon Heat's 48. They outrebounded Saigon Heat 51-30 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who had a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St., agency: Babcock Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and American David Arnold (188, college: Mont.St.-Billings) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 13-7 record having just three points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Saigon Heat lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: J.Henriquez-Roberts 25+13reb+4ast, D.Arnold 20+2reb+6ast, V.Nguyen Tuan 6+7reb, M.Morgan 6+7reb, C.Bui Van 5+1reb+1ast, T.Nguyen 4+2ast
Singapore S.: J.Howard 39+19reb, X.Alexander 13+9reb+10ast, L.Kwek Wei 13+1reb, J.Urbiztondo 10+9reb+5ast, F.Mitchell 6+4reb+2ast, K.Goh 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 520747


Kaohsiung - KL Dragons 108-114

The game in Kaohsiung City was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (7-13) played at the court of 6th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-15). KL Dragons managed to secure a 6-point victory 114-108 on Saturday. Kaohsiung trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 36-24 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 108-114 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory scoring 40 points (!!!), 8 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) helped adding 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford, agency: Babcock Sports) with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and American-Taiwanese swingman Wesley Hsu (191-84, college: Elon) scored 25 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kaohsiung's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 7-13 record. Kaohsiung lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 35+16reb+2ast, W.Hsu 25+3reb+2ast, H.Wang 14+1reb+1ast, R.Jose 10+4reb, Q.Jun 9+4reb+8ast, C.Andrade 7+3reb
KL Dragons: K.Gardner 40+3reb+8ast, J.Munzon 35+8reb+6ast, T.Yuan Kuek 15+5reb, S.Spencer 12+12reb+3ast, Y.Hou Wong 9+3reb, K.Hou Teo 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 520746





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  AUSTRIA  


Kapfenberg roll past Oberwart for Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - Oberwart 77:60

Kapfenberg celebrated the Austrian Cup title. They fired past Oberwart for the trophy. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 18 points and was trumped the MVP.
The Gunners jumped to a 19:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Kapfenberg slowed their opponents in the second term. The Bulls pulled in front to take a 31:28 halftime advantage. Kapfenberg unloaded 24 points in the third quarter to gain a 9-point lead. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Filip Kramer (202-SF-92) netted 17 points, while Carl Baptiste (208-F/C-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) added 10 points for the winners. Derek Jackson (185-PG-91, college: Kent St.) responded with 23 points for the Gunners. Andell Cumberbatch (196-G-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 11 points in the defeat.

Kapfenberg: Derek Jackson 23, Andell Cumberbatch 11
Oberwart: Bogic Vujosevic 18, Filip Kramer 17, Carl Baptiste 10



Stjepan Stazic claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Guard Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) had a great game in the last round for Vienna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 29.
The 38-year old guard had the game-high 48 points adding two rebounds and five assists for Vienna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass UBSC Graz (#8, 6-21) with 46-point margin 108-62. Vienna is placed at 4th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Vienna 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 14-13 record. In the team's last game Stazic had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got nine three-pointers out of 15 attempts. He has many years of experience at Vienna, through which he has constantly improved. Stazic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.2ppg) and assists (6th best: 4.6apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Vienna's star - 32-year old Serbian shooting guard Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84). Miletic impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course together with Stazic he helped Vienna with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked UBSC Graz (#8, 6-21) 108-62. This victory allowed Vienna to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 14-13 record is not bad at all. Miletic is one of the most experienced players at Vienna and similarly like Stjepan Stazic has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.6ppg (#2). He also registered 5.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Montenegrin Milovan Draskovic (211-C-95, agency: Interperformances) of Arkadia (#5). Draskovic scored 14 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Arkadia, leading his team to a 85-64 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#7, 12-15). Arkadia needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 13 lost games. Draskovic has a great season in Austria. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.7rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 60.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris McNealy (194-G-92) of Oberwart - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Sebastian Koch (202-F-88) of Vienna - 11 points and 12 rebounds
6. Jamari Traylor (203-F-92) of Oberwart - 17 points and 11 rebounds
7. Austin Steed (203-F-88) of Gmunden - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Benedikt Guettl (190-G-94) of Arkadia - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Benedikt Danek (176-PG-86) of Arkadia - 12 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Marck Coffin (193-G-91) of Kapfenberg - 12 points and 10 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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  BAHAMAS  


Botswana has finished bottom of the boys and girls pools in the FIBA Africa - by David Pick

Botswana has finished bottom of the boys and girls pools in the FIBA Africa Zone VI U16 Afrobasket qualifiers. The five-day event, which was held at the Botswana National Youth Centre (BNYC) multi-purpose hall, came to an end on Saturday (May 30) with the hosts having lost all their matches after some dismal performances. The girls team was outclassed 68-19 by South Africa in its opening match on Tuesday, while the boys were crushed 120-16 by the same opponent. Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique and Zambia also inflicted resounding defeats on Botswana as the gap in standards between the local teams and the rest of Southern Africa was ruthlessly exposed. The local players were on many occasions undone by their lack of speed when dealing with rebounds and when in transition from defence to attack. Their shooting accuracy was not up to scratch as they fluffed scoring opportunities, even from free balls. The boys team scored just 79 points in four matches while conceding a tournament high 541 points. That underlined their problems in both attack and defence. The boys coach, Kago Gagobepe blamed lack of adequate preparations for the team's bad performance. He said the players he used in the competition were inexperienced in basketball yet the coaches were given a period of less than two weeks to prepare them. 'Some players were still new in basketball. We just picked them because of height and we wanted to nurture them so that they could become good basketball players. Unfortunately we did not have enough time for preparation. We only had a week and a half in camp and in that period we had to teach them the fundamentals of basketball,' Gagobepe explained. He argued that the period was too short to adequately improve concentration, pace and stamina of the players. 'Obviously we have now seen that preparations in basketball are very crucial, and speed is also essential. If you don't come prepared enough you would not compete. We should always prepare well in time for competitions of this magnitude,' he said. South Africa qualified for the FIBA U16 Afrobasket finals after winning the boys category. They finished the tournament with eight points after winning all their matches. Zimbabwe were runners-up with six points, while Zambia and Mozambique finished third and fourth respectively with six points each. Botswana came last with four points.
In the girls category Zimbabwe won all its matches to finish top with eight points and qualify for the finals. Angola finished second with seven points, South Africa third with six points, while Zambia was fourth with five points. Botswana finished bottom with four points.
Courtesy of: dailynews.gov.bw



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Josep Claros is the new head coach of Al Manama Club !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Manama club announced that they agreed terms with the 47 years old Spanish Coach Josep Claros to be the new head coach for senior team. The specialist spanish coach have arrived to the kingdom few hours ago and most probably he will lead the team in the third game of semi-final series against Al Hala .. the team tied 1-1 in the series, after they lost by 2 points in the first game Manama released the Serbian coach of team Dragan Raca and named the local coach Aqil Milad as temporary head coach, Aqil succeed to kept Al Manama alive in the series and won by 10 points in the second game. Third game will be played at Wednesday.
Its not the first experience for coach Pep in Bahrain the 1st Non-American coach in NCAA have coached Al Muharraq during first half of last season, he leaded the team to Final 4 of the cup and the league !! before he parted away with Muharraq and moved to Japan and coached Fukuoka Rizing.
Coach Claros have coached in 11 different countries he started his coaching career in NCAA then Puerto Rico, Venezuila, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Canada, France, Japan and Bahrain, he reached the finalist of 14 competitions in that 11 countries !! named as coach of the year in Canada NBL League in 2015, Won Liga Americas Championship in 2012 with Pioneros Mexican Club and named coach of the year in that competition as well !! he made a huge leap while he coached Mexico National Team between 2010 until 2013 !!



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  BANGLADESH  


Botswana has finished bottom of the boys and girls pools in the FIBA Africa - by David Pick

Botswana has finished bottom of the boys and girls pools in the FIBA Africa Zone VI U16 Afrobasket qualifiers. The five-day event, which was held at the Botswana National Youth Centre (BNYC) multi-purpose hall, came to an end on Saturday (May 30) with the hosts having lost all their matches after some dismal performances. The girls team was outclassed 68-19 by South Africa in its opening match on Tuesday, while the boys were crushed 120-16 by the same opponent. Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique and Zambia also inflicted resounding defeats on Botswana as the gap in standards between the local teams and the rest of Southern Africa was ruthlessly exposed. The local players were on many occasions undone by their lack of speed when dealing with rebounds and when in transition from defence to attack. Their shooting accuracy was not up to scratch as they fluffed scoring opportunities, even from free balls. The boys team scored just 79 points in four matches while conceding a tournament high 541 points. That underlined their problems in both attack and defence. The boys coach, Kago Gagobepe blamed lack of adequate preparations for the team's bad performance. He said the players he used in the competition were inexperienced in basketball yet the coaches were given a period of less than two weeks to prepare them. 'Some players were still new in basketball. We just picked them because of height and we wanted to nurture them so that they could become good basketball players. Unfortunately we did not have enough time for preparation. We only had a week and a half in camp and in that period we had to teach them the fundamentals of basketball,' Gagobepe explained. He argued that the period was too short to adequately improve concentration, pace and stamina of the players. 'Obviously we have now seen that preparations in basketball are very crucial, and speed is also essential. If you don't come prepared enough you would not compete. We should always prepare well in time for competitions of this magnitude,' he said. South Africa qualified for the FIBA U16 Afrobasket finals after winning the boys category. They finished the tournament with eight points after winning all their matches. Zimbabwe were runners-up with six points, while Zambia and Mozambique finished third and fourth respectively with six points each. Botswana came last with four points.
In the girls category Zimbabwe won all its matches to finish top with eight points and qualify for the finals. Angola finished second with seven points, South Africa third with six points, while Zambia was fourth with five points. Botswana finished bottom with four points.
Courtesy of: dailynews.gov.bw



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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.1 
 2. Aladko, Vitebsk18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.6 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.17.2 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.0 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.16.8 
 7. Navoichyk, Prine.16.4 
 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 II8.9 
 5. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.3 
 6. Chumakov, Prine.8.2 
 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. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.8 
 5. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.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
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Sazonau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 8. Tatur, COR-Borisfen1.9 
 9. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
 10. Zahar, Impuls B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr KOPACEV
  GO.
  (203-F/C-95)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 4. Moroz, Brest0.0 
 5. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 6. Misevich, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 7. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 8. Miguro, Impuls B.0.0 
 9. Khoruziy, Prine.0.0 
 10. Matveev, Impuls B.0.0 


Premier League Round 36: COR-Borisfen beat Grodno-93 in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Premier League.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mogilev. First ranked COR-Borisfen faced second-best Grodno-93. Host COR-Borisfen (28-2) defeated guests from Grodno (27-5) 68-58. The game was mostly controlled by COR-Borisfen. Grodno-93 managed to win third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. COR-Borisfen forced 23 Grodno-93 turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) chipped in 15 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Kiryl Chumakov (197-95) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds. Grodno-93's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. COR-Borisfen have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-2 record. Grodno-93 at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. COR-Borisfen are looking forward to face BSEU-GrandPrint (#6) in Minsk in the next round where they are favorite. Grodno-93 will have a break next round.
The game in Grodno supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Tsmoki II (20-12) played at the court of 7th ranked Prinemanye (8-22). Tsmoki II smashed Prinemanye 101-72. It was a good game for forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Andrey Stavrovskiy contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Ruslan Kutskevich (202-95) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) for Prinemanye. Tsmoki II maintains fourth position with 20-12 record. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the seventh place with 22 games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Vitebsk. Local Vitebsk (21-11) outscored 8th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (4-28) 101-60 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Anton Vashkevich who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Konstantin Satsuk with 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Vitebsk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 21-11 record having five points less than leader COR-Borisfen. GOCOR-Sozh lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. They share the position with Brest.

In the last game of round 36 Brest was defeated by Impuls BGUIR in Minsk 84-71.

Prinemanye - Tsmoki II 72-101

The game in Grodno supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Tsmoki II (20-12) played at the court of 7th ranked Prinemanye (8-22). Tsmoki II smashed Prinemanye 101-72. The game was mostly controlled by Tsmoki II. Prinemanye was better in second period 27-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tsmoki II dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Prinemanye's 28. Tsmoki II forced 22 Prinemanye turnovers and had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Tsmoki II players scored in double figures. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Ruslan Kutskevich (202-95) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) and point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) added 24 points in the effort for Prinemanye. Tsmoki II maintains fourth position with 20-12 record. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the seventh place with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 18+6reb+2ast, A.Zaretski 17+3reb+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 15+5reb+4ast, A.Rogozenko 10+2reb+2ast, V.Bliznyuk 10+1reb+3ast, T.Porolev 9+5reb+3ast
Prinemanye: A.Navoichyk 24+2reb+1ast, R.Kutskevich 20+9reb+1ast, P.Suvorov 11+3reb+10ast, V.Stubeda 8+9reb+1ast, V.Svakel 7+1ast, M.Talkachou 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 530055


Vitebsk - GOCOR-Sozh 101-60

The game with biggest result difference took place in Vitebsk. Local Vitebsk (21-11) outscored 8th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (4-28) 101-60 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Vitebsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Vitebsk forced 27 GOCOR-Sozh turnovers and outrebounded them 43-25 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of power forward Anton Vashkevich (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) who added 11 points and 10 assists during the contest. Four Vitebsk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Konstantin Satsuk (188-0) with 12 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Evgeniy Rybkin (195-96) scored 5 points and 10 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. Vitebsk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 21-11 record having five points less than leader COR-Borisfen. GOCOR-Sozh lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. They share the position with Brest.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: A.Kachan 22, A.Vashkevich 12+11reb+4ast, I.Aladko 11+3reb+10ast, S.Masko 10+1reb+3ast, A.Pishchulenok 10+4reb+2ast, S.Sapegin 8+1reb+1ast
GOCOR-Sozh: E.Dudov 12+2reb, K.Satsuk 12+6reb+2ast, A.Kopacev 10+4reb, A.Kovalev 8+3reb+2ast, E.Rybkin 5+4reb+10ast, V.Filipenko 4+1reb
gschID: 530058


COR-Borisfen - Grodno-93 68-58

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mogilev. First ranked COR-Borisfen faced second-best Grodno-93. Host COR-Borisfen (28-2) defeated guests from Grodno (27-5) 68-58. The game was mostly controlled by COR-Borisfen. Grodno-93 managed to win third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. COR-Borisfen forced 23 Grodno-93 turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) chipped in 15 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Kiryl Chumakov (197-95) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Grodno-93's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. COR-Borisfen have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-2 record. Grodno-93 at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. COR-Borisfen are looking forward to face BSEU-GrandPrint (#6) in Minsk in the next round where they are favorite. Grodno-93 will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 19+11reb+3ast, V.Kamarunas 15+2reb+7ast, P.Bliznets 14+7reb+1ast, A.Kharkevich 9+1reb+7ast, S.Tatur 6+5reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 5
Grodno-93: K.Chumakov 17+9reb+2ast, D.Kuzmin 13+8reb+3ast, Y.Mishukov 8+4reb+3ast, V.Korzh 7+3reb+4ast, A.Navoichyk 4+4reb+3ast, V.Ilyukevich 4+2reb
gschID: 530057


Impuls BGUIR - Brest 84-71

There was no surprise in Minsk where 8th ranked Brest (4-28) was defeated by fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (16-14) 84-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Impuls BGUIR. Brest managed to win fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Impuls BGUIR looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Kiril Volodkin (190-91) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) who added 19 points and 9 assists during the contest. Four Impuls BGUIR players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Pavel Moroz (193-88) scored 10 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Impuls BGUIR maintains fifth position with 16-14 record. Brest lost twelfth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 28 games lost. They share the position with GOCOR-Sozh.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: K.Volodkin 22+3reb+5ast, M.Shustov 19+2reb+9ast, Y.Ignatev 17+11reb+2ast, G.Zahar 12+7reb+1ast, A.Radishevskiy 6+1ast, A.Matveev 4+8reb+3ast
Brest: D.Dmitruk 20+9reb+1ast, P.Moroz 10+3reb+5ast, A.Shchurko 10+1reb+3ast, D.Markovskiy 9+4reb, K.Solyshko 8+2reb+2ast, S.Moshko 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 530056





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Clark, Antwerp17.6 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar15.8 
 4. Miller-M., Leuven15.8 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.2 
 6. Simpson, Liege14.8 
 7. Channels, Kango.13.8 
 8. Troisfontain., Aalst.13.8 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.2 
 3. Fields, Liege6.7 
 4. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 5. Badji, Kangoeroes6.5 
 6. Ubel, Brussels6.5 
 7. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 8. Simmons, Brussels6.3 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.2 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.7 
 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
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven2.0 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 5. Billbury, Leuven1.4 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.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. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 7. Ware, Antwerp0.8 
 8. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Lhoest, Ninane20.0 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.1 
 3. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.2 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco16.7 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 7. Baptista, Gistel O.16.1 
 8. Hilliman, Melsele16.0 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen15.7 
 10. Gorremans, Soba15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.7 
 2. Dierickx, Ieper11.2 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.5 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.4 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.5 
 7. Celis, Oxaco7.2 
 8. Gorremans, Soba7.0 
 9. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 10. Fall, Ieper6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.5.2 
 2. Celis, Oxaco4.6 
 3. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.5 
 4. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.3 
 5. Lhoest, Ninane3.6 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.4 
 8. Torreborre, Melse.3.3 
 9. Kanda-K., Giants B3.1 
 10. Benzouien, Royal B.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rochdi BENZOUIEN
  Royal B.
  (184-PG-96)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Benzouien, Royal B.2.2 
 2. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.1 
 3. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.0 
 4. Hall, Royal Brussels1.6 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.6 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 7. Riahi, RPC A.1.4 
 8. Celis, Oxaco1.4 
 9. Snyers, Houthalen1.4 
 10. Van-d., Ekeren1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony VERMEERSCH
  Gembo B.
  (202-C-90)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele0.9 
 3. Fall, Ieper0.9 
 4. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 5. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 7. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 8. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.6 
 9. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.6 
 10. Dierickx, Ieper0.6 


Euromillions League Round 26: Antwerp Giants lose to Oostende in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between Top Four teams took place in Oostende. First ranked host Oostende (22-4) defeated second-ranked Antwerp Giants (17-9) 72-64. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oostende have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 22-4 record. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second place with nine games lost. Oostende are looking forward to face Kangoeroes (#4) in Willebroek in the next round. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Okapi Aalstar and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Kangoeroes (#4) were upset in Charleroi by seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi 87-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kangoeroes. American forward Adam Kemp (208-90, college: Marist) notched 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Jevohn Shepherd supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by American point guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) did not help to save the game for Kangoeroes. Spirou Charleroi maintains seventh position with 12-14 record. Kangoeroes at the other side keep the fourth place with 12 games lost. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) in Jemappes in the next round. Kangoeroes will play at home against the league's leader Oostende (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Euromillions League top team - Oostende (22-4) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi (12-14) 81-73. The best player for the winners was Pierre-Antoine Gillet who scored 15 points. Jevohn Shepherd produced 15 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Oostende have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 22-4 record. Spirou Charleroi lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Oostende will meet Kangoeroes (#4) in the next round. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Jemappes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tenth-ranked Liege Basket (6-21) gave a tough game to third ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (16-10). The visitors from Brussels managed to secure only three-point victory 83-80. However their fans expected much easier game. Americans were the main players on the court. Brandon Ubel orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Basic-Fit Brussels have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-10 record having six points less than leader Oostende. Liege Basket lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 21 games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels' next round opponent will be Limburg United (#6) at home. Liege Basket will play against Leuven Bears (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ninth-ranked Leuven Bears (7-19) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Okapi Aalstar (14-13) on Saturday. Okapi Aalstar managed to secure only three-point victory 89-86. However their fans expected much easier game. John Tofi had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Okapi Aalstar's coach Steve Ibens used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Okapi Aalstar maintains fifth position with 14-13 record. Loser Leuven Bears keep the ninth place with 19 games lost. Okapi Aalstar will face league's second-placed Antwerp Giants on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leuven Bears will play against Liege Basket (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 26 Mons-Hainaut lost to Limburg United on the opponent's court 59-72.

Oostende - Antwerp 72-64

The game between Top Four teams took place in Oostende. First ranked host Oostende (22-4) defeated second-ranked Antwerp Giants (17-9) 72-64. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Mike Smith (198-87, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Inception Sports) scored 13 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oostende have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 22-4 record. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second place with nine games lost. Oostende are looking forward to face Kangoeroes (#4) in Willebroek in the next round. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Okapi Aalstar and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oostende: D.Newbill 11+2reb+3ast, J.Mwema 10+6reb+2ast, R.Katic 9+4reb, D.Djordjevic 9+5reb+6ast, P.Gillet 8+6reb+1ast, C.Walden 8+1reb+1ast
Antwerp: D.Conger 14+5reb+2ast, M.Smith 13+3reb+2ast, R.Anderson 10+7reb+1ast, J.Clark 9+7reb+2ast, G.Ware 9+4reb+1ast, M.Mwendanga 5+2ast
gschID: 478820


Aalstar - Leuven 89-86

Ninth-ranked Leuven Bears (7-19) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Okapi Aalstar (14-13) on Saturday. Okapi Aalstar managed to secure only three-point victory 89-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Okapi Aalstar made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American Bill Amis (206-87, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Okapi Aalstar's coach Steve Ibens used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-94, college: Wake Forest) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals and his fellow American import guard Korey Billbury (193-93, college: VCU) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Five Okapi Aalstar and four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. Okapi Aalstar maintains fifth position with 14-13 record. Loser Leuven Bears keep the ninth place with 19 games lost. Okapi Aalstar will face league's second-placed Antwerp Giants on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leuven Bears will play against Liege Basket (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: J.Tofi 18+10reb+6ast, Q.Taylor 13+3reb+5ast, N.El Khounchar 12+2ast, Y.Barrueta 12+4reb+2ast, B.Amis 12+9reb, O.Troisfontaines 10+2reb+2ast
Leuven: K.Billbury 19+7reb+2ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 18+5reb+6ast, T.Setty 12+4reb, I.Bako 12+3reb, R.Bogaerts 11+3reb, J.Delalieux 9+11reb+1ast
gschID: 478819


Spirou - Kangoeroes 87-56

Kangoeroes (#4) were upset in Charleroi by seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi 87-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kangoeroes. Spirou Charleroi dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kangoeroes' 24 and made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Spirou Charleroi forced 19 Kangoeroes turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Kangoeroes' players. American forward Adam Kemp (208-90, college: Marist) notched 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by American point guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) did not help to save the game for Kangoeroes. His fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (206-89, college: Mississippi) added 8 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Spirou Charleroi maintains seventh position with 12-14 record. Kangoeroes at the other side keep the fourth place with 12 games lost. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) in Jemappes in the next round. Kangoeroes will play at home against the league's leader Oostende (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Spirou: A.Kemp 18+7reb+1ast, A.Libert 17+3ast, J.Shepherd 16+4reb+4ast, I.Iarochevitch 8+5reb+2ast, I.Radenovic 6+1reb, D.Richardson 6+1reb+1ast
Kangoeroes: W.Channels 14+5reb+3ast, D.Donkor 12+1ast, X.Francois 8+2reb, T.Henry 8+8reb+1ast, T.Deroover 8+2reb, R.Oveneke 3+5reb
gschID: 478818


Liege - Brussels 80-83

Tenth-ranked Liege Basket (6-21) gave a tough game to third ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (16-10). The visitors from Brussels managed to secure only three-point victory 83-80. However their fans expected much easier game. Basic-Fit Brussels made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Basic-Fit Brussels players scored in double figures. Power forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) replied with 21 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Liege Basket. Basic-Fit Brussels have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-10 record having six points less than leader Oostende. Liege Basket lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 21 games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels' next round opponent will be Limburg United (#6) at home. Liege Basket will play against Leuven Bears (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brussels: B.Ubel 20+6reb+4ast, C.Dowe 18+10reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 12+5reb+4ast, D.Loubry 12+3ast, T.Bray 10+5reb+5ast, J.Simmons 5+3reb+2ast
Liege: J.Fields 21+9reb+1ast, D.Sweetney 20+6reb+3ast, L.Giancaterino 10+1reb+3ast, B.Penninck 8+1reb+3ast, L.Hazard 6+5reb+2ast, S.Moris 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 478817


Limburg United - Mons-Hainaut 72-59

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (10-16) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Limburg United (13-13) 72-59 on Friday. Limburg United looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Limburg United players scored in double figures. Swingman JJ Mann (198-91, college: Belmont) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Garlon Green (201-91, college: TCU) scored 11 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Limburg United maintains sixth position with 13-13 record. Loser Belfius Mons-Hainaut keeps the eighth place with 16 games lost. Limburg United will face higher ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Spirou Charleroi (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: S.Tuttle 15+5reb+5ast, J.Anderson 12+6reb+7ast, J.Swing 11+5reb+2ast, H.Vanwijn 10+8reb+4ast, D.Jansen 7+2reb+1ast, A.Lodwick 6+3reb+1ast
Mons-Hainaut: J.Mann 14+5reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 12+1reb, G.Green 11+4reb+2ast, A.Olah 7+4reb, T.Demps 6+1reb+2ast, J.Cage 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 478816


Round 24
Spirou - Oostende 73-81

Euromillions League top team - Oostende (22-4) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi (12-14) 81-73. Oostende made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) who scored 15 points. American guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) chipped in 12 points. Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Oostende have an impressive ten-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 22-4 record. Spirou Charleroi lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Oostende will meet Kangoeroes (#4) in the next round. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Jemappes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: P.Gillet 15+3reb+2ast, D.Newbill 12+2reb+2ast, M.Keselj 10+1reb+1ast, K.Boukichou 9+1reb, C.Walden 8+1reb+3ast, V.Kesteloot 7+3reb
Spirou: J.Shepherd 15+6reb+3ast, A.Libert 15+2reb+3ast, I.Radenovic 14+3reb+1ast, A.Kemp 8+5reb, I.Iarochevitch 8+5reb+2ast, N.Marnegrave 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 540510





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  BELIZE  


NEBL Round 9: San Pedro T. defeat Cayo Western B. in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for San Pedro T. (7-2) which hosted in San Pedro second-best Cayo Western B. (5-4). First ranked San Pedro T. managed to get a 11-point victory 87-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cayo Western B.. The game was mostly controlled by San Pedro T.. Cayo Western B. managed to win second period 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Pedro T. maintains first place with 7-2 record. Cayo Western B. at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. San Pedro T. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cayo Western B. will play at home against Dangriga W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Belmopan B. (6-3) which played road game in Dangriga against 4th placed Dangriga W. (4-4). Third ranked Belmopan B. managed to get a 4-point victory 69-65. Belmopan B. moved-up to second place. Dangriga W. at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Belmopan B. will play against Orange Walk RR (#5) in the next round. Dangriga W. will play against Smart Belize H. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NEBL top team - San Pedro T. (7-2) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked Smart Belize H. (2-6) in Belize City 80-71. San Pedro T. maintains first place with 7-2 record. Smart Belize H. lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. They share it with Belize City NL. San Pedro T. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Smart Belize H. will play against Dangriga W. (#4) and hope to secure a win.

San Pedro T. - Cayo Western B. 87-76

An interesting game for San Pedro T. (7-2) which hosted in San Pedro second-best Cayo Western B. (5-4). First ranked San Pedro T. managed to get a 11-point victory 87-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cayo Western B.. The game was mostly controlled by San Pedro T.. Cayo Western B. managed to win second period 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Pedro T. maintains first place with 7-2 record. Cayo Western B. at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. San Pedro T. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cayo Western B. will play at home against Dangriga W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535913


Dangriga W. - Belmopan B. 65-69

An interesting game for Belmopan B. (6-3) which played road game in Dangriga against 4th placed Dangriga W. (4-4). Third ranked Belmopan B. managed to get a 4-point victory 69-65. Dangriga W. was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 29-18 third quarter run of Belmopan B.. Belmopan B. moved-up to second place. Dangriga W. at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Belmopan B. will play against Orange Walk RR (#5) in the next round. Dangriga W. will play against Smart Belize H. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 535912


Smart Belize H. - San Pedro T. 71-80

NEBL top team - San Pedro T. (7-2) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked Smart Belize H. (2-6) in Belize City 80-71. Smart Belize H. trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 18-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-80 at the end of the game. San Pedro T. maintains first place with 7-2 record. Smart Belize H. lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. They share it with Belize City NL. San Pedro T. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Smart Belize H. will play against Dangriga W. (#4) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 535911





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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.18.3 
 3. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak17.9 
 4. Vukovic, Mladost17.4 
 5. Jovanovic, Spars S.17.3 
 6. Negovanovic, Gradj.17.3 
 7. Hasandic, Sloboda .16.5 
 8. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.16.0 
 9. Pelkic, Leotar15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Tomic, Kakanj9.6 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.8.8 
 3. Durmo, Spars S.7.7 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.7 
 5. Markovic, Gradj.7.6 
 6. Stanojevic, Mlado.7.2 
 7. Karacic, Siroki P.7.2 
 8. Marojevic, Gradj.7.0 
 9. Zimic, Kakanj6.8 
 10. Kadic, Bosnjak6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.7.3 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.6.1 
 3. Djurdjevic, Mlado.4.6 
 4. Princ, Zrinjski HT4.5 
 5. Zahiragic, Spars S.4.1 
 6. Aleksic, Mladost3.9 
 7. Svilar, Kakanj3.8 
 8. Fekete, Leotar3.8 
 9. Luzajic, Leotar3.7 
 10. Vukovic, Mladost3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.6 
 2. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak2.0 
 3. Brown, Sloboda .2.0 
 4. Hagins, Bosna-Royal1.8 
 5. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.7 
 6. Bocka, Gradjanski1.6 
 7. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.6 
 8. Samadan, Zrinjski.1.6 
 9. Zahiragic, Spars S.1.5 
 10. Dovadzija, Bosnjak1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Strahinja MICOVIC
  Igokea
  (205-F-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Micovic, Igokea1.3 
 2. Demic, Zrinjski HT1.2 
 3. Kastropil, Siroki P.1.2 
 4. Zimic, Kakanj1.1 
 5. Karacic, Siroki P.1.1 
 6. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 7. Sturanovic, Bosna-Ro.0.9 
 8. Brummitt, Zrinjski.0.8 
 9. Rikic, Igokea0.7 
 10. Milosevic, Igokea0.7 



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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. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Vieira, Flamengo18.3 
 8. Andrade, Bauru17.4 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia17.4 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.10.4 
 2. Maynard, Minas7.9 
 3. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.0 
 7. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.6 
 8. Curnell, Mogi6.6 
 9. Lopez, Flamengo6.6 
 10. Silveira, Mogi6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.8 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.7 
 3. Pecos, Paulistano5.6 
 4. Anthony, Macae5.5 
 5. Borges, Franca5.5 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.3 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.5.1 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.0 
 9. Rodgers, Minas4.9 
 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. Garcia, Bauru1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 5. Rodgers, Minas1.7 
 6. Jackson, Vasco D.1.7 
 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. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 6. Camilo, Macae0.7 
 7. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 8. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 9. Freitas, Campo M.0.6 
 10. Garcia, Bauru0.6 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucas VEZARO
  Joinville
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Vezaro, Joinville20.3 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.15.4 
 3. Maistro, Contagem14.8 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.14.3 
 5. Alvim, Contagem12.5 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.11.9 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.8 
 8. De-Oliveira, Blumenau11.8 
 9. Lazzaris, Blumenau11.4 
 10. Silva, Brusque11.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Prado, Brusque9.0 
 2. Silva, Blumenau8.2 
 3. Moreira, Botafogo.8.0 
 4. Russell, Botafogo.7.6 
 5. Alves, Contagem7.0 
 6. Alvim, Contagem6.7 
 7. Lazzaris, Blumenau6.6 
 8. Froehlich, Joinville6.3 
 9. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.6.1 
 10. Silva, Brusque6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Smith, Botafogo.5.4 
 2. Froehlich, Joinville4.3 
 3. Semmke, Blumenau4.0 
 4. Romualdo, Contagem4.0 
 5. Prado, Brusque3.5 
 6. Perez, Contagem3.5 
 7. Russell, Botafogo.2.4 
 8. Silva, Blumenau2.4 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.4 
 10. Vezaro, Joinville2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bruno LAZZARIS
  Blumenau
  (202-F-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lazzaris, Blumenau2.8 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem2.3 
 3. Moreira, Blumenau2.0 
 4. Maistro, Contagem1.8 
 5. Prado, Brusque1.8 
 6. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 7. Alves, Contagem1.7 
 8. Silva, Blumenau1.6 
 9. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 10. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Silva, Brusque1.3 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.2 
 3. Perez, Botafogo.1.2 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.1.0 
 5. Dias, Joinville0.7 
 6. Silva, Blumenau0.6 
 7. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 8. De-Oliveira, Blumenau0.6 
 9. Henrique, Brusque0.5 
 10. Souza, Santos/M.0.4 


NBB Round 28: Brasilia beat Paschoalotto/Bauru by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 28 in the NBB took place in Brasilia. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (17-10) to third ranked Brasilia (18-8) 92-89 on Saturday evening. Brasilia made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Brasilia had a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Lucas Mariano (208-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international point guard Fulvio de-Assis (188-81) contributed with 7 points and 11 assists for the winners. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) replied with 23 points and 7 assists for Paschoalotto/Bauru. Brasilia moved-up to second place, which they share with Mogi. Paschoalotto/Bauru at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Brasilia is looking forward to face league's leader Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play at home against the league's second-placed Mogi (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Liga Sorocaba managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Caxias do Sul 67-59. Worth to mention a great performance of Ted Bento (199-80) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and Bruno Ferreira who added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Patrick Vieira (186-93) responded with 15 points. Liga Sorocaba (6-20) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Macae. Caxias do Sul at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 21 games lost. Liga Sorocaba will play against higher ranked Universo/Vitoria (#7) in Salvador in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Caxias do Sul will play on the road against Pinheiros (#6) in Sao Paolo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NBB top team - Flamengo (19-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Universo/Vitoria (15-11) in Salvador 93-87. The winners were led by Ronald Ramon who scored that evening 29 points (made all of his eight free throws). Flamengo's coach Jose Neto used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 8 rebounds by Keyron Sheard did not help to save the game for Universo/Vitoria. Flamengo have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 19-6 record. Loser Universo/Vitoria dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Pinheiros. Flamengo will meet at home Brasilia (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Universo/Vitoria will play against Liga Sorocaba in Sorocabana and hope to secure a win.
The game between 10th ranked Vasco Da G. (13-14) and eighth ranked Paulistano (14-12) in Rio de Janeiro ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sao Paolo beat Vasco Da G. 82-67. Lucas Dias-Silva fired 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Paulistano have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 14-12 record. Vasco Da G. at the other side keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Paulistano's next round opponent will be SKY/Basquete (#11) in Aldeota.

Other games in round 28 were not that significant. Franca beat Minas on the road 84-80. Mogi won against Pinheiros on its own court 90-78. Macae unfortunately lost to B.Cearense in Aldeota 71-77.
The most impressive performance of 28th round was 21 points and 4 assists by Kendall Anthony of Macae.

Brasilia - Bauru 92-89

The most exciting game of round 28 in the NBB took place in Brasilia. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (17-10) to third ranked Brasilia (18-8) 92-89 on Saturday evening. Brasilia made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Brasilia had a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Lucas Mariano (208-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international point guard Fulvio de-Assis (188-81) contributed with 7 points and 11 assists for the winners. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) replied with 23 points and 7 assists and the former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) added 24 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Paschoalotto/Bauru. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Brasilia moved-up to second place, which they share with Mogi. Paschoalotto/Bauru at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Brasilia is looking forward to face league's leader Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play at home against the league's second-placed Mogi (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: L.Mariano 26+10reb+1ast, G.Giovannoni 18+2reb+2ast, J.Campos 13+5reb+3ast, A.Oliveira 11+4reb+3ast, D.Ramos 8+4reb+1ast, F.de Assis 7+4reb+11ast
Bauru: J.Andrade 24+7reb, A.Garcia 23+4reb+7ast, L.Meindl 11+3reb+3ast, G.Pereira 10+1ast, J.Carlos Junior 6+4reb+1ast, G.Yeye Torres 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 495583


Minas - Franca 80-84

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Vivo/Franca (17-9) beat 12th ranked Minas (8-18) in Belo Horizonte 84-80. Vivo/Franca made 44-of-58 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game, while Minas only scored eighteen points from the stripe. 36 personal fouls committed by Minas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Alexey Borges (188-95) fired 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international Lucas Cipolini (206-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures. American guard Scott Rodgers (191-87, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) produced 23 points and the former international guard Danilo Fuzaro (193-94) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vivo/Franca have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Minas lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 18 games lost. Vivo/Franca's next round opponent will be Campo Mourao (#9) at home where they are favorite. Minas will play against Macae and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Franca: L.Cipolini 18+6reb+2ast, A.Borges 15+5reb+8ast, P.Lima 15+2reb+2ast, C.Borges dos Santos 12+1reb, I.Goncalves 11+3reb+4ast, E.Sommer 8+7reb+1ast
Minas: S.Rodgers 23+2reb+2ast, D.Fuzaro 11+1reb+5ast, A.Mosso 10+1reb, D.Maynard 8+6reb+1ast, W.Ferreira 8+6reb, P.Boracini 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 495584


Vitoria - Flamengo 87-93

NBB top team - Flamengo (19-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Universo/Vitoria (15-11) in Salvador 93-87. Flamengo made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The winners were led by Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (183-86, college: Pittsburgh) who scored that evening 29 points (made all of his eight free throws) and the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) supported him with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Flamengo's coach Jose Neto used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 8 rebounds by American guard Keyron Sheard (188-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Haylett Sports) did not help to save the game for Universo/Vitoria. His fellow American import point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) added 20 points and 5 steals for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Flamengo have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 19-6 record. Loser Universo/Vitoria dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Pinheiros. Flamengo will meet at home Brasilia (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Universo/Vitoria will play against Liga Sorocaba in Sorocabana and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: R.Ramon 29+1reb+3ast, O.Rodriguez 22+10reb+1ast, J.Paulo Lopez 12+4reb, R.Fischer 10+5reb+5ast, M.Machado 7+2reb+3ast, R.de Souza 6+5reb+1ast
Vitoria: K.Dawkins 20+3reb+3ast, K.Sheard 16+8reb+2ast, A.Bresolin 15+4reb+6ast, A.Coimbra 12+3reb+3ast, A.Silva 11+3reb+1ast, R.Scholz 9+7reb
gschID: 495578


Caxias do Sul - L.Sorocaba 59-67

Bottom-ranked Liga Sorocaba managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Caxias do Sul 67-59. Caxias do Sul was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Ted Bento (199-80) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and forward Bruno Ferreira (203-89, college: Indian Hills CC) who added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Patrick Vieira (186-93) responded with 15 points and Rafael Stabile (194-88) scored 12 points. Liga Sorocaba (6-20) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Macae. Caxias do Sul at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 21 games lost. Liga Sorocaba will play against higher ranked Universo/Vitoria (#7) in Salvador in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Caxias do Sul will play on the road against Pinheiros (#6) in Sao Paolo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: T.Bento 21+3reb, E.Cafferata 15+2reb+3ast, B.Ferreira 11+7reb+4ast, M.Tavares 7+4reb, A.de Souza 6+9reb+1ast, L.Moraes 4+5reb
Caxias do Sul: P.Vieira 15+4reb+1ast, R.Stabile 12+4reb+2ast, M.Vinicius 8+3reb+4ast, G.Vinicius 8+4reb+3ast, D.Conceicao 8+1reb, F.Ferreira 3+2reb
gschID: 495581


Mogi - Pinheiros 90-78

Very expected game when 6th ranked Pinheiros (15-11) lost to second ranked Mogi (18-8) in Mogi das Cruzes 78-90. Mogi outrebounded Pinheiros 33-20 including 20 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) fired 29 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) chipped in 22 points and 6 assists. Four Mogi players scored in double figures. American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) produced 27 points and 6 rebounds and center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) added 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mogi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-8 record behind leader Flamengo, which they share with Brasilia. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Mogi's next round opponent will be Paschoalotto/Bauru (#5) on the road. Pinheiros will play against Caxias do Sul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mogi: T.Curnell 29+8reb, L.Taylor 22+4reb+6ast, G.Santo 14+8reb+1ast, S.Stallworth 11+5reb+7ast, F.Russo 6+3reb, J.de Oliveira 5+5reb+1ast
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 27+6reb+1ast, R.Ansaloni 18+4reb, R.Lenz 8+3reb+1ast, C.Bennett 8+2ast, G.Barbosa 7+3reb+4ast, A.Neto 4+4ast
gschID: 495580


Vasco Da G. - Paulistano 67-82

The game between 10th ranked Vasco Da G. (13-14) and eighth ranked Paulistano (14-12) in Rio de Janeiro ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sao Paolo beat Vasco Da G. 82-67. They outrebounded Vasco Da G. 33-22 including a 24-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Paulistano players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Vasco Da G.'s players. Forward Lucas Dias-Silva (209-95) fired 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Jhonatan Luz-dos-Santos (196-87) chipped in 15 points. American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) produced 15 points and the former international point guard Welington Dos-Santos (185-81) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Paulistano have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 14-12 record. Vasco Da G. at the other side keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Paulistano's next round opponent will be SKY/Basquete (#11) in Aldeota.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: L.Dias Silva 19+3reb+5ast, J.Luz dos Santos 15+4reb+2ast, R.Carbonari 9+8reb+2ast, G.Lucas 9+2reb+6ast, E.Carvalho 8+2reb, W.Alves 7+2reb+1ast
Vasco Da G.: D.Jackson 15+2reb+2ast, W.Dos Santos 14+1reb+2ast, H.Vitor Lima 10, M.Becker 6+6reb+1ast, R.dos Santos 6, G.Zilmer 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495579


B.Cearense - Macae 77-71

Rather predictable result when eleventh ranked SKY/Basquete (11-15) won against 13th ranked Macae (6-20) in Aldeota 77-71. The former international guard Eduardo Machado (193-82) fired 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. Four SKY/Basquete players scored in double figures. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) produced 21 points and 4 assists and power forward Luiz-Paulo Dos-Santos (210-89, college: Slippery Rock) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. SKY/Basquete maintains eleventh position with 11-15 record. Macae at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 20 games lost. SKY/Basquete's next round opponent will be higher ranked Paulistano (#8) in Sao Paolo and it may be quite challenging game. Macae will play at home against Minas (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
B.Cearense: F.Ribeiro 21+7reb+1ast, E.Machado 21+3reb+5ast, D.Rossetto 13+4reb+2ast, L.Klassmann 10+7reb+1ast, L.Felipe Gruber 8+7reb+2ast, R.McLemore 2+3reb+1ast
Macae: K.Anthony 21+4reb+4ast, L.Paulo Dos Santos 15+9reb+2ast, G.Schneider 11+3reb+2ast, I.Avelino 9+2reb+1ast, B.Simmons 6+10reb, E.Camilo 3
gschID: 542705





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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.9 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.7 
 6. Smith, Akademik PL17.1 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.7 
 8. Sekulovic, Balkan16.6 
 9. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.5 
 10. Bozov, Rilski16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.1 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.2 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 5. Sekulovic, Balkan8.6 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol8.5 
 7. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Bruinsma, Rilski7.7 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.6 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.5.9 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Dudev, Spartak .4.3 
 8. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.3 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.2 
 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. Hott, Balkan1.7 
 10. Gibson, Beroe1.6 
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. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 5. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 6. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 7. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.7 
 9. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski0.7 


NBL Round 23: Yambol defeat leader Lukoil Acad. - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (17-4) on the court of seventh ranked Yambol on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Yambol 80-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lukoil Acad. won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Lukoil Acad.Yambol maintains seventh place with 6-14 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with four games lost. Yambol are looking forward to face league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lukoil Acad. will play against Spartak Pleven and is hoping to win this game.
Ninth-ranked Levski (4-17) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Academik Plovdiv (14-6) in Sofia. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 106-105. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Jordan Semple helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. The former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Academik Plovdiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Academik Plovdiv will play against Yambol (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Samokov between Rilski and Spartak Pleven. Fourth ranked Rilski (13-8) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Spartak Pleven (10-10). Rilski managed to escape with a 1-point win 87-86 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. It was an exceptional evening for Yordan Bozov who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dimitar Marincheshki came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Rilski maintains fourth place with 13-8 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Balkan. Rilski will meet higher ranked Beroe (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Acad. and hope to secure a win.
The game between sixth ranked Balkan (10-10) and 8th ranked Cherno More (5-16) in Botevgrad ended with biggest points difference. Balkan outscored guests from Varna 94-71. The best player for the winners was Mihailo Sekulovic who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Spartak Pleven. Cherno More lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia.

Rilski - Spartak Pleven 87-86

A very close game took place in Samokov between Rilski and Spartak Pleven. Fourth ranked Rilski (13-8) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Spartak Pleven (10-10). Rilski managed to escape with a 1-point win 87-86 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. Rilski made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Yordan Bozov (191-79) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) accounted for 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Rilski players scored in double figures. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Milen Dudev (178-94) added 8 points and 8 assists respectively for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Rilski maintains fourth place with 13-8 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Balkan. Rilski will meet higher ranked Beroe (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Acad. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rilski: Y.Bozov 22+6reb+8ast, Z.Georgiev 18+2reb+5ast, D.Shelton 18+10reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 15+6reb+2ast, N.Stoyanov 9+7reb+4ast, D.Vutev 4+1reb
Spartak Pleven: D.Marincheshki 23+11reb+2ast, K.Koev 15+2reb+2ast, M.Savic 12+4reb+1ast, V.Galabov 9+4reb, M.Marinov 8+4reb+4ast, M.Dudev 8+3reb+8ast
gschID: 536262


Balkan - Cherno More 94-71

The game between sixth ranked Balkan (10-10) and 8th ranked Cherno More (5-16) in Botevgrad ended with biggest points difference. Balkan outscored guests from Varna 94-71. Balkan outrebounded Cherno More 40-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) produced 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Balkan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Spartak Pleven. Cherno More lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia.
Top scorers:
Balkan: T.Daniels 17+10reb, M.Sekulovic 16+10reb+6ast, S.Marinov 13+3reb+5ast, D.Cvetkovic 11+8reb+2ast, M.Durchev 9+1reb+2ast, A.Hott 8+4reb+4ast
Cherno More: N.Djuric 27+7reb, S.Tsonkov 17+3reb+3ast, A.Natskin 9+3ast, M.Markovic 4+3reb, F.Dedijer 4+3reb, D.Karamfilov 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 536261


Yambol - Lukoil Acad. 80-71

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (17-4) on the court of seventh ranked Yambol on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Yambol 80-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lukoil Acad. won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lukoil Acad.Yambol maintains seventh place with 6-14 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with four games lost. Yambol are looking forward to face league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lukoil Acad. will play against Spartak Pleven and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Yambol: V.Petkov 21+4reb+5ast, S.Govedarov 16+5reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 13+7reb+2ast, S.Petkov 9+10reb+1ast, T.Ostrev 8+8reb+5ast, E.Ivanov 8+5reb
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 17+8reb+3ast, S.Zack 14+10reb+2ast, A.Velikov 12+3reb+4ast, D.Dimitrov 8+5reb+1ast, B.Avramov 6+2ast, A.Beane 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 536260


Levski - Akademik PL 105-106

Ninth-ranked Levski (4-17) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Academik Plovdiv (14-6) in Sofia. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 106-105. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. The former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) scored 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Academik Plovdiv will play against Yambol (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Akademik PL: O.Bellfield 27+7reb+11ast, S.Smith 20+2reb+2ast, J.Semple 16+12reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+1reb+2ast, S.Vaklinov 9+9reb+1ast, M.Sutulovic 9+1reb+1ast
Levski: P.Ivanov 31+7reb+4ast, V.Veselinov 29+7reb+6ast, S.Slaveykov 15+3reb+3ast, E.Hadjirusev 13+5reb+9ast, K.Doychinov 8+9reb+1ast, N.Lekov 7+1reb
gschID: 542704





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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.7 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas25.5 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.9 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.3 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.2 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud21.1 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.12.7 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.6 
 5. Taylor, Las Animas11.3 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 8. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 9. Louis, CD Valdivia10.6 
 10. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.3 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.6 
 4. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 5. Munoz, Osorno4.9 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.5 
 7. Saez, Tinguiri.4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.8 
 9. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
 10. Bowdry, Los Leones3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 3. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 6. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.6 
 7. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
 8. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 9. Cheek, Las Animas1.6 
 10. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.4 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.3 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 5. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.8 
 9. Phillip, CDU C.0.8 
 10. Coleman, Osorno0.8 


Liga Nacional Round 3 of Semi-Finals. CDE Talca and AB Ancud earn wins - by Eurobasket News

CDE Talca - Los Leones 94-89

CDE Talca held off Los Leones to spur ahead in the semifinal series. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Espanol de Talca looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Los Leones helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds. Swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Brandon Bowdry (200-88, college: E.Michigan, agency: Inception Sports) who recorded 28 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama, agency: DTMones) added 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
CDE Talca: D.Jones 22+5reb+4ast, D.McCombs 21+16reb+3ast, P.Barraza 19+2reb+2ast, S.Bravo 12+6reb+6ast, F.Bravo 9+4ast, R.Gomez 6+6reb+3ast
Los Leones: B.Bowdry 28+9reb+4ast, E.Arteaga 21+2reb+2ast, D.Coleman 13+10reb+5ast, D.Jones 11+2reb+5ast, T.Alvarez 7+2reb+4ast, I.Carrion 4+1reb
gschID: 540605


AB Ancud - Osorno 91-86

AB Ancud topped Osorno to narrow the deficit in the series. Osorno Basquetbol was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 28-22 charge of AB Ancud, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Reginald Larry (198-86, college: Boise St., agency: Pro Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds. Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four AB Ancud players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American center Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle) answered with 27 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Osorno Basquetbol. Osorno Basquetbol's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
AB Ancud: R.Larry 31+11reb+3ast, F.Centeno 20+6reb+4ast, R.Vera 19+5reb+1ast, P.Sandoval 14+3ast, R.Armijo 6+4reb+3ast, S.Figueroa 1+5reb+4ast
Osorno: R.Okosa 27+6reb+2ast, B.Robinson 19+5reb+5ast, J.Fontena 11+4reb, R.Munoz 9+1reb+3ast, M.Hernandez 7+2reb+1ast, M.Schenoni 6+2reb
gschID: 540606





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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.4 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.0 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.4 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.4 
 7. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.7 
 8. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.7 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.2 
 10. Konjevic, Skrljevo15.7 
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. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.5 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar6.2 
 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, Cibona7.0 
 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. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Vrbica, Gorica4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona2.0 
 4. Babic, Zabok2.0 
 5. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.9 
 7. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.8 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 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. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 8. McDonald, Gorica0.6 
 9. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.6 
 10. Miksic, Cedevita0.6 


Zadar extend win streak to 7, top Cibona 90-80 - by Zeljko Zule

Zadar rolled to its seventh straight win with a 90-80 victory over Cibona in Croatian A1 League Round 22. Gorica defetaed Vrijednosnice Osijek 80-64 to move out of the relegation zone.

Zadar-Cibona 90-80: The largest lead of either team in the first half was a four-point. Zadar opened the second half with a 7-0 run for a 45-38 and never looked back from there. The home team used a 9-0 run to extend their advantage to 55-43. Cibona cut the deficit to 75-78 with six minutes left. Zadar answered with a 7-1 run and held Cibona scoreless from the field for the remainder of the game. Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) scored 23 points for Zadar, Maj Kovacevic (196-G-90) 17, Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) 15 and Boris Barac (205-F-92) 13. Cibona was led by Luka Zoric (211-C-84) with 23 points, Scottie Reynolds (188-PG-87, college: Villanova) posted 21 points on shooting 5-of-7 behind the 3-point line and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) added 10 points.

Gorica-Vrijednosnice Osijek 80-64: The game featured just one lead change that came after Gorica overcame a 9-19 hole to take a 26-19 edge early in the second quarter. Osijek opened the game with a 9-2 run and had their largest lead of the nightat 19-9. At that point, Marko Petrovic (192-G-91, college: USF) scored six straight points to ispire Gorica for a decisive 22-2 run for a 31-21 advantage. The visitors cut the deficit to 33-36, but Gorica responded with a 9-0 run spanning halftime. Osijek then reduced the score to 41-45 and Gorica answered with 10 consecutive points. Osijek once again cut the deficit and the home team went on a 17-3 run. Marko Petrovic scored 18 points, Ante Masic (200-F-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 17, Masan Vrbica (190-PG-94) 16 and Dino Rados (203-F/C-91) 11. Osijek was led by Arijan Dosen (188-SG-96) with 14 points, Jalen Robinson (206-F/C-93, college: Dalton St.) and Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) both scored 13 points.



Skrljevo beat Hermes to avoid relegation - by Zeljko Zule

Skrljevo already avoided a releagation from Croatian A1 League with a 87-77 win over Hermes Analicitca in Round 22.

Kvarner 2010-Split 81-88: The home team led only once in the game and that came on an opening basket by Mate Vucic. Splitje then went on a 10-0 run and later made a 15-2 run spanning the first and second quarter for a 36-21 lead. Kvarner several times cut the deficit to a point, the last time late in the third quarter 56-57. At that point, Damir Rancic (199-G-83) sank a 3-pointer to ignite a 14-4 run for a 71-60 lead. Damir Rancic finished with 22 points on shooting 6-of-8 behind the 3-point line, Henrik Sirko added 16 points, Mateo Kedzo and Goran Filipovic both posted 12 points. Kvarner was led by Mauro Veljacic with 26 points, Dino Butorac, Mate Vukic and Andrej Stimac all added 10 points.



Jolly JBS Sibenik-Alkar 101-76: Jolly never trailed and hit three 3-pointers in the opening two minutes of the game for a 13-5 lead. Jolly shot 56-percent (15-of-27) behind the 3-point line. Ivan Novacic (201-F-85) scored 24 points, Mike Scott, Josip Bilinovac and Sime Spralja all finished with 15 points and Brandon Penn posted 14 points. Alkar was led by Marko Sarac with 21 points and Nikola Gaurina added 16 points.


Skrljevo-Hermes Analitica 87-77: Hermes opened the game with a 17-4 run. Skrljevo took their first lead of the game at 29-28 in the second quarter and had their largest advantage of the night at 45-34. Hermes re-take the lead at 55-54 midway through the third quarter. The home team used a 9-2 run to turn a one-point deficit into a 69-63 lead early in the fourth quarter and never looked back for the rest of the game. Skrljevo hit five 3-pointers in the final quarter. Sinisa Stemberger (196-G-79) had 23 points and 8 assists, Davor Konjevic scored 15 points, Jasmin Perkovic 13, Antonio Boban, Brian Williams and Matej Radunic all added 12 points. Hermes had 23 turnovers. Ivan Svoboda and Julijan Rajic scored 15 points apiece, Marko Raic 14 and Hrvoje Garafolic 13.



KK Rudes with shots for three points beat Grafiar - by Filip Bajsic

Home team Rudes with 10 affected shots for three points and 30 shots for 2 points, beat Grafiar from Ludbreg.

In the first quarter Rudes filled Grafiar with even 6 shots for three points and separated on high 19 differences. Following three quarters Grafiar fought, but the first quarter decided the winner of this exciting game.

In Rudes most effective player was Filip Tori with 21 points, and in Grafiar it was Mario Novak with 15 points.

Next match Grafiar will play at home against Pula 1981 . We hope the first victory of Grafiar in qualification for Premier league.

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KK Rudes je sa 10 pogoenih trica i 30 suteva za 2 poena, pobjedio Grafiar iz Ludbrega.

U prvoj etvrtini Rudes je "napunio" Grafiar sa ak 6 trica i tako se odvojio na visokih 19 razlike. Sljedee tri etvrtine Grafiar se lavovski borio, ali oito da je prva etvrtina odluila pobjednika ove neizvjesne utakmice.

Kod Rudesa najefikasniji igra bio je Filip Tori sa 21 poenom, a kod Grafiara to je bio Mario Novak sa 15 poena.

Sljedeu utakmicu Grafiar e odigrati protiv KK Pula 1981. Nadamo se prvoj pobjedi Grafiara u kvalifikacijama za Premijer ligu.




Josip Glavinic triple-double sinks Belisce (A2 League) - by Zeljko Zule

Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) had a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists and Ribola Kastela rolled to a 94-71 victory over Belisce in the Croatian A2 League Championship Stage Round 4.

Ribola Kastela-Belisce 94-71: Kastela opened the game with a 24-4 run. Belisce cut the deficit to 47-50 early in the second half, but Kastela responded with a 16-5 run for a 66-52 advantage. Josip Glavinic had a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists, Josip Matic collected 26 points and 13 rebounds, Stipe Rezic scored 13 points and Dino Sipic 10. Belisce had 31 turnovers. Gorna Vidakovic finished with 15 points, Antonio Bicvic and Juraj Boras both added 14 points, Luka Saric 12 and Kristijan Preglej 11.

Jazine-Borovo 104-84:
After trailing 11-16, Jazine went on a decisive 23-2 run spanning the first and second quarter for a 34-18 lead. Jazine had three players with a double-double and its bench players outscored Borovo's reserves 47-4. Josip Ceranja scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Jurica Drazovic collected 15 points and 21 rebounds, Mate Mrva had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Dino Palcic scored 14 points, Goran Fodor and Benjamin Bucaj both added 11 points. Borovo was outrebounded 40-61. Srdjan Brocic scored 22 points, Mihael Bekavac 18, Nemanja Rajsic 17, Aleksandar Pejakovic 14 and Dario Pusic grabbed 15 rebounds.

Sanac-AKK Vern 74-88: Vern never trailed and had their first double-digit lead of the night at 15-5. Sanac cut the deficit to 13-15, but Vern answered with a dozen straight points and later extended their advatnage to 45-25. Sanac reduced the score to 57-62 late in the third quarter. At that point, Vern went on a 10-0 run and Matej Kljajic scored eight points including two 3-pointers in that span. Luka Zivko funished wiht 24 points for Vern, Matej Kljajic added 21, Filip Kordic 20 and Marko Bakovic had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Vern made 10 3-pointers, while Sanac shot just 2-of-19 behind the 3-point line. Darko Novosel collected 20 points and 10 rebounds, Dominic Gilbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Tin Panjevic scored 13 points and Dario Gazic 12.

Pula 1981-Podravac 72-88: The game featured just two lead changes. Pula made an early 13-2 run to turn a one-point deficit into an 18-10 lead. After trailing 30-34 midway through the second quarter, Podravac scored nine points in a row to go up 39-34 and never looked back for the rest of game. Pula cut the deficit to 59-61 early in the fourth quarter and Podravac answered with a decisive 11-0 run. Ivan Siprak led the visitiors with 26 points and 13 rebounds, Stefan Zadravec scored 25 points on shooting 11-of-14 from the field and Dejan Krajinovic netted 11 points. Pula was led by Dino Rakic with 14 points, David Ferencic scored 13 points, Ante Bozic and Nino Dasko both 10 and Fabio Grzinic handed out 10 assists.

Rudes-Graficar 94-90:
Rudes never trailed and outscored the visitors 36-17 in the opening quarter. They had their largest lead of the game at 73-50 midway through the third quarter. Graficar used a 24-6 run to cut the deficit zo 81-83 with less than five minutes remaining. At that point, Mario Galic sank a 3-pointer to inspire Rudes for a 9-3 run. Filip Toric scored 21 points, Marko Dmitrovic 17, Luka Zugaj 15, Mario Galic 13 and Karlo Uljarevic 12. Graficar was led by Mario Novak with 15 points, Tomislav Haltak collected 14 points and 14 rebounds, Luka Prpovic posted 14 points, Manuel Novak and Jaksa Petrovic both 11.



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AEK Larnaca lift Cup trophy - by Eurobasket News

AEK Larnaca overcame Keravnos 62:58 in the Final of the Cyprus Cup to lift up the trophy. AEK needed the final push at the end of the game to seal the victory. They opened the game with a 20-10 lead, but the opponents replied with a massive 22-9 surge in the second frame. AEK reduced the gap with a 15-13 rally in the third quarter and won the game due to 18-13 run in the last stanza.
Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) stepped up with 19 points to pace all the winners. Vladimir Dasic (207-PF-88) netted 11 and Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) scored 8. Ronald Ross (188-PG-83, college: Texas Tech) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort and Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) added 13.



Aek beats Keravnos and wins the Cup - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

Aek succeeds a great win over Keravnos and wins the Cup Final with 62-58.

In a close game in which both teams were bad behind the 3-point line (Aek had 7 in 24 and Keravnos 4 in 20) Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) finished the game with 19 and Dasic with 11 pts.

In the loosing squad Ross had 16 and Abukar 13 pts.

Both teams had around the same 2 point FG percentage (57% and 53% respectively) with Keravnos being way better from the FT line (Keravnos had 12 in 15 whereas Aek had 7 in 18).

We should remind that Aek disqualified Apoel and Keravnos disqualified ENP at the semifinal.



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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.3 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha18.2 
 4. Brooks, J.Hradec17.2 
 5. Ware, MMCITE B.17.1 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.5 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.8 
 8. Pecka, Usti n.14.8 
 9. Thompson, Usti n.14.8 
 10. Bakic, BK Kolin14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garret KERR
  BK Kolin
  (194-F-92)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Kerr, BK Kolin9.6 
 2. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 3. Painter, NH Ostrava7.7 
 4. Mickelson, Svitavy7.3 
 5. Ware, MMCITE B.7.2 
 6. Norwa, Prostejov7.1 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.7 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.7 
 10. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Svitavy
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Marko, Svitavy7.7 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.9 
 4. Simmons, Prostejov5.5 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.4 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava4.9 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.5 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.2 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Canada, NH Ostrava2.0 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Slezak, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.1.6 
 10. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 7. Jelinek, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Dyck, Prostejov0.9 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.7 
 2. Peterka, Nymburk B24.5 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.0 
 4. Svoboda, USK P.23.7 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice21.9 
 6. Novak, Olomouc SK21.3 
 7. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 8. Fait, Sokol Pisek18.9 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.8 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.5 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.8 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov9.9 
 4. Kvapil, Opava B9.1 
 5. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.1 
 6. Bubak, Vysocina8.9 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin8.9 
 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: 8.3
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.3 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice5.3 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 5. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.7 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Sehnal, USK P.4.7 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.2 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.1 
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. Nehoda, Zlin2.1 
 6. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.1 
 7. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 9. Novak, Vysocina1.9 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.4 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.3 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.1 
 9. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 



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  DENMARK  


1st Division Round 19: Vaerlose hand first defeat to BMS Skovlunde - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in 1st Division.

Undefeated BMS Skovlunde (16-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Vaerlose on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Vaerlose 80-60. It ended at the same time the 16-game winning streak of BMS Skovlunde. Vaerlose (12-5) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain third place having four points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. BMS Skovlunde at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face BMI Bloodhounds (#6) in Beder in the next round. BMS Skovlunde will play at home against Amager BK (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Virum was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked EBAA (11-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Virum Vipers (5-11). EBAA defeated Virum Vipers 80-70. The victory was the third consecutive win for EBAA. They maintain fourth place with 11-6 record. Virum Vipers lost their fourth game in a row. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. EBAA will play against bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Virum Vipers will play against Birkerod in Skjold and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Svendborg was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked BMI Bloodhounds (7-10) played at the court of 8th ranked SBBC 2015 (5-12). BMI Bloodhounds managed to secure a 7-point victory 72-65 on Saturday. BMI Bloodhounds maintains sixth place with 7-10 record. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. BMI Bloodhounds will meet at home higher ranked Vaerlose (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SBBC 2015 will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK (#2) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kastrup. Local Amager BK (9-8) outscored 9th ranked Birkerod (3-14) 93-72. Amager BK maintains fifth place with 9-8 record. Birkerod at the other side keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Amager BK's next round opponent will be league's leader BMS Skovlunde on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Birkerod will play against Virum Vipers (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 19 Koge BK defeated Aalborg in a road game 74-68.

Virum - EBAA 70-80

The game in Virum was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked EBAA (11-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Virum Vipers (5-11). EBAA defeated Virum Vipers 80-70. The victory was the third consecutive win for EBAA. They maintain fourth place with 11-6 record. Virum Vipers lost their fourth game in a row. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. EBAA will play against bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Virum Vipers will play against Birkerod in Skjold and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497468


Amager BK - Birkerod 93-72

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kastrup. Local Amager BK (9-8) outscored 9th ranked Birkerod (3-14) 93-72. Amager BK maintains fifth place with 9-8 record. Birkerod at the other side keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Amager BK's next round opponent will be league's leader BMS Skovlunde on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Birkerod will play against Virum Vipers (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497467


Vaerlose - Wolfpack/BMS 80-60

Undefeated BMS Skovlunde (16-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Vaerlose on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Vaerlose 80-60. It ended at the same time the 16-game winning streak of BMS Skovlunde. Vaerlose (12-5) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain third place having four points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. BMS Skovlunde at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Vaerlose are looking forward to face BMI Bloodhounds (#6) in Beder in the next round. BMS Skovlunde will play at home against Amager BK (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 497466


Aalborg - Koge BK 68-74

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Aalborg (2-14) was defeated at home by second ranked Koge BK (14-3) 74-68. The victory was the third consecutive win for Koge BK. They maintain second place with 14-3 record having just two points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Aalborg lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Koge BK's next round opponent will be SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg which should be theoretically an easy game. Aalborg will play on the road against EBAA in Aarhus and hope to win that game.
gschID: 497465


SBBC 2015 - BMI Bloodhounds 65-72

The game in Svendborg was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked BMI Bloodhounds (7-10) played at the court of 8th ranked SBBC 2015 (5-12). BMI Bloodhounds managed to secure a 7-point victory 72-65 on Saturday. BMI Bloodhounds maintains sixth place with 7-10 record. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. BMI Bloodhounds will meet at home higher ranked Vaerlose (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SBBC 2015 will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK (#2) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 497464





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  D-LEAGUE  

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.24.6 
 4. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 5. Jackson, Texas L.23.8 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.8 
 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. Onuaku, Rio G.10.7 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.6 
 6. Webb-III, Delaware.9.3 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.1 
 8. Sims, Salt L.9.0 
 9. Jones, Maine RC9.0 
 10. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Magette, Los A.9.5 
 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.7.7 
 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.2.4 
 3. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.2 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Smith, Delaware.2.1 
 7. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Payton-II, Rio G.2.0 
 9. Harris, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Evans, Canton C.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Texas L.
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Lasme, Texas L.3.4 
 2. Diallo, Greensboro S.2.8 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.2.7 
 4. Tavares, Raptors .2.7 
 5. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 6. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.6 
 7. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 8. Davis, Iowa E.2.4 
 9. Benson, Sioux F.2.3 
 10. Jones, Santa C.2.1 


Westchester Knicks hang around, but can't overtake Greensboro in loss - by Eurobasket News

For all of Saturday's game, Greensboro was unable to put the Westchester Knicks away. After falling behind early, the W-Knicks were able to keep themselves within striking distance for the entire game. Unfortunately for them, they came up just short in completing a comeback in what turned out to be a 122-119 loss to the Swarm at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in their final road game of the 2016-17 season. Greensboro held a 38-27 lead at the end of the first quarter, and extended its lead to 13 points in the second quarter's opening possession. The W-Knicks, however, rang off nine unanswered points to close the gap to 40-36. Greesnboro was able to build its lead back up to 13 points in the third quarter, but was unable to break the game wide open. Down 10 points with 4:24 left in the game, Westchester went on a 10-0 run to tie the game 119-119, with a Keith Wright (6'8''-F-89, college: Harvard, agency: Aspire Sports) hitting the tying shot on a cutting lay-up with 1:38 left. Rasheed Sulaimon (6'4''-G-94, college: Maryland) responded with a lay-up on the following possession to put the Swarm back up. On the ensuing possession, the W-Knicks saw three-point attempts from Kevin Capers, Doron Lamb (6'4''-G-91, college: Kentucky) and Capers all miss consecutively. Jaylen Bond (6'8''-F-93, college: Temple) was able to corral the rebounds on the first two misses, but Greensboro's Shonn Miller grabbed the rebound off the third miss. After Cat Barber hit a pair of free throws to put Greensboro up three, Lamb missed the game's final three-point attempt. Lamb led Westchester with 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting, to go with five rebounds, while Travis Trice II had 25 points. Big man Nikola Jovanovic (6'11''-C/F-94, college: USC), who the W-Knicks acquired from the Grand Rapids Drive on March 2nd, had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sulaimon had 29 points to lead the Swarm, while Barber added 28 points. Cheick Diallo (6'9''-C/F-96, college: Kansas), a two-time New York State Gatorade Player of the Year on assignment from NBA parent club New Orleans, had 26 points, right rebounds and blocked four shots. Westchester (18-29) will wrap up the season with a three-game homestand. The team will next play the Canton Charge on Tuesday in the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m.
Courtesy of: lohud.com



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  EL SALVADOR  


Salvadorean Liga MB round 19 best performance: Danny Lawhorn - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Danny Lawhorn (183-PG) had a great game in the last round for Arcense, receiving a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 19.
The player was the main contributor (43 points, eight rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Giants (#15, 0-12), the league's bottom-ranked team 78-69. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Arcense is placed at 13th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 10 games and recorded just three victories. Lawhorn just recently signed at Arcense, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Midwestern State University star has very solid stats this year. Lawhorn is in league's top in points (2nd best: 33.5ppg), assists (4th best: 7.1apg) and averages impressive 3.5spg and 52.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Brandon Golden (193-G) of Cojute. Golden had a very good evening with 47 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Cojute lost that game 102-114 to slightly lower-ranked 11 Lobos (#11, 5-7). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Cojute dropped in the standings to 9th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Golden is one of the most experienced players at Cojute and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) of Quezaltepeque (#5). Scates showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Quezaltepeque, leading his team to a 86-77 win against the higher-ranked Santa Tecla (#1, 12-1). Quezaltepeque needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Scates has a great season in El Salvador. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.9ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shawn Hampton (187-PG) of 11 Lobos - 34 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists
5. Carlos Arias (200-C-89) of Santa Tecla - 24 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Joseph Antoine (203-PF-84) of 11 Lobos - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Christopher Blake (197-G-88) of Brujos Izalco - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Garland McArthur (197-F-88) of Brujos Izalco - 19 points and 14 rebounds
9. Louis Birdsong (198-F-88) of Arcense - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of Quezaltepeque - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists

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



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  ESTONIA  


Rasham Suarez claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Rasham Suarez (190-G-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Rapla and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 33 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Rapla in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Valga (#6, 8-17) 80-78. Rapla is placed at 2nd position in Estonian Alexela KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rapla will need more victories to improve their 16-9 record. In the team's last game Suarez had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He just recently signed at Rapla, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Rasham Suarez averages this season 10.8ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old former international power forward Toomas Raadik (202-PF-90, agency: Promotex) of TTU. Raadik impressed basketball fans with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he led TTU to another comfortable win 83-65 over the lower-ranked Tarvas (#8, 7-19) being unquestionably team leader. TTU's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 14-10 record is not bad at all. Raadik is one of the most experienced players at TTU and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Lithuanian Dominykas Milka (203-C-92) of top-ranked Tartu Ulikool. Milka scored 20 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Tartu Ulikool, leading his team to a 97-67 easy win against the lower-ranked TLU/Kalev (#7, 8-17). Many experts and fans count Tartu Ulikool as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 21 victories and only two lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Milka has a great season in Estonia. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93) of Tartu Ulikool - 23 points and 8 rebounds
5. Mario Paiste (186-G-89) of Tarvas - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-SF-95) of Valga - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95) of Parnu - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Domagoj Bubalo (212-C-91) of Parnu - 13 points and 9 rebounds
9. Reimo Tamm (188-PG-84) of TLU/Kalev - 21 points and 6 rebounds
10. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) of Parnu - 17 points and 7 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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  EUROCUP  


Marcus Williams eliminated from Buducnost VOLI team - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica head coach Ilias Zouros has announced at the press conference that Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut) is no longer a member of the team.

'Marcus Williams is no longer a member of our team. This is a decision that we have reached all together, the entire team. With his attitude on the court during the games, as well as practices, Marcus failed to show enough respect towards the club, the jersey, player towards all,' Zouros told.

Marcus Williams played 27 games in the ABA League this season. His stats average was 10.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest.

The decision came two days before the second game of the semi-final series of the ABA League season against Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd, with home court clash awaiting the Podgorica side.



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Nikolajs Mazurs to join Unics' coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

Nikolajs Mazurs is joining Unics Kazan. The Latvian specialist will work in head coach's Evgeny Pashutin team. Nikolajs Mazurs started the season at helm of Avtodor Saratov. He left though shortly. Previously he worked with Dynamo Moscow, Vita Tbilisi, VEF Riga, VEF Riga Kadeti. He also guided Latvian U18 and U20 National Teams.



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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 Basket20.6 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.4 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.3 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.19.1 
 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 Basket8.6 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 7. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.8 
 9. Johnson, Kataja B.7.7 
 10. Williams, Salon V.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 Basket6.8 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 7. Edwards, Lapua4.3 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.2 
 9. Minard, Pyrinto4.1 
 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 Basket2.1 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Scott, KTP Basket1.5 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 10. Ware, Kauhajoki1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bristol, Kataja B.1.9 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket1.8 
 3. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Bailey, KTP Basket1.0 
 8. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 9. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 10. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Upchurch, HyPo33.6 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Bratton, Namika Lr27.9 
 4. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.6 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 6. Maxhuni, HBA-M.23.8 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.4 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Laine, PeU-Basket22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.0 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.6 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.0 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.4 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 3. Innamaa, TuNM.5.1 
 4. Salonen, Porvoon .5.0 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 6. Kantonen, Korik.4.6 
 7. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.5 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.4 
 9. Ikavalko, Lahti4.3 
 10. Kantonen, JyWe4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darian CARTHARN
  Espoo B.
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 2. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 3. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.5 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.5 
 5. Bratton, Namika Lr2.4 
 6. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.4 
 7. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 8. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 9. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Sandberg, TuNM.1.8 
 3. Young, Pyrinto II1.8 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.1 



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.3 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines17.3 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.3 
 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
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 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, Chalon7.2 
 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. Wood, Limoges1.9 
 4. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 6. Henry, Gravelines1.6 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans1.4 
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 


French ProB round 24 best performance: Ryan Rhoomes - by Eurobasket News

American Center Ryan Rhoomes (203-C-92) had a great game in the last round for St Quentin, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat St Chamond (#14, 10-14) 77-69. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. St Quentin is placed at 13th position in French ProB. St Quentin 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 11-13 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Rhoomes as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Former Fordham University star has very solid stats this year. Rhoomes is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 7.8rpg) and averages impressive 62.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Zachery Peacock (203-C-87) of league's leader Bourg. Peacock had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Bourg lost that game 77-86 to the lower-ranked Boulogne (#17, 9-15). Bourg managed to keep the same 1st spot in the standings. His team has currently 17-7 record. Peacock is well-known at Bourg and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.1ppg (#1). He also registered 7.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-F/C-88) of Nantes (#9). Ekperigin scored 19 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Ekperigin's great performance Nantes lost 66-75 to slightly higher-ranked Boulazac (#7, 13-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Nantes needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 12 victories and 12 lost games. Ekperigin has a great season in France. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.2rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joe Burton (201-F-90) of Roanne - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93) of Rouen - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Mike Joseph (203-PF-94) of Poitiers - 19 points and 5 rebounds
7. Caleb Walker (194-G-89) of Evreux - 24 points and 3 rebounds
8. Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-C-79) of Boulogne - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nicholas Pope (196-SF-84) of Le Havre - 22 points and 4 rebounds
10. B.A. Walker (184-G-84) of St Chamond - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



French NM1 round 30 best performance: Ovidijus Varanauskas - by Eurobasket News

Lithuanian Point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-PG-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for Gries/Oberhoffen, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, seven rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat SAP Vaucluse (#13, 13-17) 98-87. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Gries/Oberhoffen maintains the 12th position in French NM1. Gries/Oberhoffen 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 14-16 record. In the team's last game Varanauskas had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Gries/Oberhoffen's top player in his first season with the team. Ovidijus Varanauskas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (5th best: 5.2apg) and averages impressive 40.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Montenegrin Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-83) of Vitre. Radulovic had a very good evening with 28 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Vitre lost that game 69-90 to slightly higher-ranked Angers BC (12-18). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Vitre dropped in the standings to 16th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-18 record. Radulovic is a newcomer at Vitre, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Jerrold Brooks (183-PG-91, agency: Interperformances) of ALS Basket (#9). Brooks showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, five rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of ALS Basket, leading his team to a 72-71 win against the higher-ranked RAC Basket (#4, 18-12). ALS Basket needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 14 lost games. Brooks has a great season in France. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.2ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mathieu Bigote (190-G-84) of Lorient - 30 points and 3 rebounds
5. Hugo Suhard (184-PG-92) of Angers BC - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jonathan Mitchell (201-F-87) of Chartres - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-77) of St Vallier - 24 points and 6 rebounds
9. Djordje Petrovic (202-PF-84) of Challans - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rolandas Jakstas (202-F-92) of Gries/Oberhoffen - 24 points and 6 rebounds

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



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  GEORGIA  


John Florveus claims Georgian Superleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American John Florveus (211-C-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cactus Tbilisi and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 26-year old center had a double-double of 31 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Mgzavrebi (#8, 6-17) 82-69. Cactus Tbilisi is placed at 4th position in Georgian Superleague. Cactus Tbilisi is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-14 record. Florveus turned to be Cactus Tbilisi's top player in his first season with the team. University of Georgia graduate has very impressive stats this year. Florveus leads league in rebounds with 12.7rpg. Florveus is in league's top in and averages solid 1.8bpg and 53.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Thomas Spagnolo (201-F-91) of Rustavi. Spagnolo impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Rustavi lost that game 77-85 to the lower-ranked Olimpi (#6, 8-14). Rustavi managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 13-10 record is not bad at all. Spagnolo is a newcomer at Rustavi 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 former international forward Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of second-ranked Kutaisi. Bekauri scored 17 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kutaisi, leading his team to a 81-65 easy win against the lower-ranked Sokhumi (#5, 9-14). Kutaisi needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 6 lost games. Bekauri has a great season in Georgia. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.9rpg (7th best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 57.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Rustavi - 23 points and 10 rebounds
5. Revaz Rogava (191-G-93) of Olimpi - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Tre Burnette (196-G) of Olimpi - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mikheil Tchotchua (193-SG-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 21 points
10. Igor Krivtsov (201-F-86) of Batumi - 15 points and 7 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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  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. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.6 
 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. Eatherton, Goett.7.5 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Pierre, Braunsch.7.2 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 7. McGhee, Walter T.6.7 
 8. Marei, Bayreuth6.6 
 9. Knight, Jena6.6 
 10. Evans, Giessen .6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.2 
 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, Goettingen4.9 
 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. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 7. Stewart, Walter T.1.7 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 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. Horton, Telekom .0.9 
 10. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.6 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.5 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Warren, MBC16.7 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg16.6 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.6 
 8. Spearman, Trier16.1 
 9. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen9.0 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.1 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.0 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.0 
 8. King, Koeln R.6.9 
 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, Chemnitz5.9 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.5 
 5. Adams, Uni Baskets5.5 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 8. Zazai, MBC5.1 
 9. Hatten, MBC5.1 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hatten, MBC2.5 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.3 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.2 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.1 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.0 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.7 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim1.6 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.6 
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. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 6. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 7. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 8. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 9. van, Trier1.1 
 10. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 


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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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. Singleton, Panathin.6.8 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
 9. Evans, Lavrio6.3 
 10. Elonu, AEK Athens6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.5 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.3 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.8 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.2 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.1 
 8. Blassingame, Promi.3.9 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 3. Releford, Kolossos.1.7 
 4. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 5. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 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. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 7. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 
 9. Jackson, Aris1.0 
 10. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 


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 


A2 Round 23: Doukas are defeated by Faros - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked Doukas (18-4) and fourth ranked Faros (17-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Doukas was defeated by Faros in Keratsiniou 96-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Doukas. 25 personal fouls committed by Doukas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for guard Giannis Dimakos (192-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) helped adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Faros have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 17-5 record. Doukas at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Faros are looking forward to face Ethnikos (#6) in Piraeus in the next round. Doukas' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Amyntas Dafnis.
A2 top team - Panionios (21-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eleventh ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-15) 64-56. It was a quality performance for Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who led the winners and scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Petros Noeas accounted for 9 points and 8 rebounds. Panionios' coach Nikos Ekonomou used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Doxa Pefkon in the defeat. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first place with 21-2 record. Doxa Pefkon lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Panionios will play against Aiolos Astakou (#5) at home in the next round. Doxa Pefkon will play against Psychiko (#7) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Twelfth-ranked Arkadikos (7-16) gave a tough game to eighth ranked Holargos (12-11) on Saturday. Holargos managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Nikos Angelopoulos who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Savvas Tsougarakis produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Holargos moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ethnikos and Psychiko. Arkadikos lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. Holargos will meet GS Larissas (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play against Kavala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Larissas. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked AE Larissas (10-13) to seventh ranked Psychiko (12-11) 71-69 on Saturday evening. Nikolaos Papanikolaou orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. Psychiko's coach Nikos Remendelas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Psychiko moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ethnikos and Holargos. AE Larissas lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Psychiko's next round opponent will be Doxa Pefkon (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. AE Larissas will play against Pagrati in Athens and hope to win that game.
Second ranked Iraklis (20-3) crushed at home 16th ranked Pagrati (2-21) by 30 points 94-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Dimitris Cheilaris who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 6 rebounds. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Iraklis. They maintain second place with 20-3 record behind leader Panionios. Pagrati lost their tenth game in a row. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Iraklis will face Irakleio (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Pagrati will play against AE Larissas and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Irakleio lost to Kavala on the opponent's court 65-69. Amyntas Dafnis managed to outperform GS Larissas in a home game 79-62. Ethnikos recorded a loss to Aiolos Astakou on the road 84-70.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by Triantafillos Tzakopoulos of Holargos.

AE Larissas - Psychiko 69-71

A very interesting game took place in Larissas. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked AE Larissas (10-13) to seventh ranked Psychiko (12-11) 71-69 on Saturday evening. Forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Vasileios Mouratos (193-97) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Psychiko's coach Nikos Remendelas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Icelandic center Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (204-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Apollon Deligiorgis (192-93) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for AE Larissas. Four AE Larissas players scored in double figures. Psychiko moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ethnikos and Holargos. AE Larissas lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Psychiko's next round opponent will be Doxa Pefkon (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. AE Larissas will play against Pagrati in Athens and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Psychiko: N.Papanikolaou 23+5reb+1ast, V.Mouratos 15+4reb+1ast, T.Nikou 12+1reb+5ast, N.Tsiokos 6+6reb, S.Smajlagic 6+4reb+3ast, M.Sakellariou 5+3reb+2ast
AE Larissas: N.Tsoutsos 13+6reb+1ast, S.Thorsteinsson 12+11reb+2ast, A.Deligiorgis 12+5reb+4ast, T.Tsiloulis 11+4reb+3ast, K.Saribalidis 9+2reb+1ast, G.Papachristos 7+1reb
gschID: 493943


Doxa Pefkon - Panionios 56-64

A2 top team - Panionios (21-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eleventh ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-15) 64-56. They outrebounded Doxa Pefkon 41-21 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who led the winners and scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Petros Noeas (204-87) accounted for 9 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Panionios' coach Nikos Ekonomou used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Nikolaos Diplaros (190-97) added 17 points respectively for Doxa Pefkon in the defeat. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first place with 21-2 record. Doxa Pefkon lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Panionios will play against Aiolos Astakou (#5) at home in the next round. Doxa Pefkon will play against Psychiko (#7) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panionios: S.Karydas 13+3reb+2ast, F.Alihodzic 10+9reb, P.Noeas 9+8reb+1ast, N.Barlos 9+6reb, V.Sakellariou 7+6reb+2ast, M.Matalon 5+1reb+5ast
Doxa Pefkon: N.Diplaros 17+1reb+2ast, K.Jawara 15+8reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 12+3reb+4ast, D.Tataris 8+4reb, D.Stolis 2+1reb, D.Chatzikyriakidis 2+1reb+4ast
gschID: 493942


Iraklis - Pagrati 94-64

Second ranked Iraklis (20-3) crushed at home 16th ranked Pagrati (2-21) by 30 points 94-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Iraklis dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Pagrati's 28. Iraklis forced 21 Pagrati turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of naturalized German forward Dimitris Cheilaris (206-90) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Mihalis Giannakidis (192-88) helped adding 16 points. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Andreas Skoufis (191-98) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Iraklis. They maintain second place with 20-3 record behind leader Panionios. Pagrati lost their tenth game in a row. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Iraklis will face Irakleio (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Pagrati will play against AE Larissas and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Iraklis: M.Giannakidis 16+4reb+1ast, D.Cheilaris 14+6reb+2ast, S.Chrysopoulos 12+3reb+1ast, T.Onasoglou 10, D.Despos 9+2reb, V.Angelakopoulos 9+6reb
Pagrati: A.Skoufis 24+5reb+6ast, G.Ralatos 23+13reb+1ast, G.Kontogiorgas 6, K.Ezomo 5+3reb+1ast, I.Lekakis 4+7reb+5ast, S.Lympereas 2+3reb
gschID: 493944


Kavala - Irakleio 69-65

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked Kavala and 13th ranked Irakleio had identical 6-15 record. This time Kavala used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Irakleio 69-65 on Saturday night. Kavala made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Irakleio was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Polish-American guard Andy Mazurczak (188, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 8 assists. Forward Antonis Sklivas (203-95) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) responded with 5 points and 12 rebounds and guard Themis Koupidis (198-84) scored 13 points. Kavala (7-15) moved-up to twelfth place. Newly promoted Irakleio dropped to the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Kavala will face Arkadikos (#13) in Arkadia in the next round. Irakleio will play at home against the league's second-placed Iraklis and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Kavala: A.Mazurczak 18+4reb+8ast, C.Kelaidis 13+3reb+2ast, A.Sklivas 13+7reb, S.Gkelios 9+6reb+2ast, E.Erevbenagie 8+2reb+4ast, S.Koumlelis 5+3reb+1ast
Irakleio: T.Koupidis 13+3reb+1ast, I.Lianos 11+4reb, A.Petrakis 10+2reb+2ast, D.Latovic 9+8reb, P.Tserkitsoglou 7+3reb, K.Pallis 6+4reb
gschID: 493945


Holargos - Arkadikos 79-78

Twelfth-ranked Arkadikos (7-16) gave a tough game to eighth ranked Holargos (12-11) on Saturday. Holargos managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was forward Nikos Angelopoulos (205-84, agency: Interperformances) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-85) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Holargos moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ethnikos and Psychiko. Arkadikos lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. Holargos will meet GS Larissas (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play against Kavala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Holargos: N.Angelopoulos 17+7reb+1ast, T.Tzakopoulos 14+6reb+4ast, A.Kallinikidis 10+7reb+3ast, S.Gizogiannis 10+1ast, A.Koutroulias 8+3reb, N.Bochoridis 6+1ast
Arkadikos: G.Prodromou 19+6reb, S.Naoumis 18+3reb+1ast, S.Tsougarakis 14+10reb+2ast, I.Karamalegkos 13+6reb+6ast, D.Pinis 7+2reb+2ast, K.Garbis 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493948


Amyntas Dafnis - GS Larissas 79-62

Very predictable result in Athens where tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (11-12) defeated 15th ranked GS Larissas (5-18) 79-62 on Saturday. Amyntas Dafnis dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to GS Larissas' 26. Amyntas Dafnis forced 19 GS Larissas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for guard Ioannis Angelopoulos (194-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 6 assists. Point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) helped adding 10 points and 6 assists. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) responded with 23 points and forward Rafail Tsourakis (208, college: Benedictine, KS) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Amyntas Dafnis. They moved-up to ninth place. GS Larissas lost their third game in a row. GS Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth position with 18 games lost. Amyntas Dafnis' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Doukas.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: I.Angelopoulos 16+4reb+6ast, L.Zoupas 10+3reb+6ast, P.Koukounias 10+4reb+1ast, C.Vogiatzis 9+2reb, V.Mansarai 9+2reb, S.Diamantopoulos 8+5reb+2ast
GS Larissas: S.Gioulekas 23+4reb+1ast, R.Tsourakis 10+10reb+1ast, A.Spyropoulos 9+5reb+1ast, S.Nikolic 9+4reb+5ast, E.Bebis 6+6reb+2ast, C.Koutras 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 493947


Faros - Doukas 96-82

The game between third ranked Doukas (18-4) and fourth ranked Faros (17-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Doukas was defeated by Faros in Keratsiniou 96-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Doukas. 25 personal fouls committed by Doukas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for guard Giannis Dimakos (192-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. Point guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) helped adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Faros' coach Giannis Tzimas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Five Faros and four Doukas players scored in double figures. Faros have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 17-5 record. Doukas at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Faros are looking forward to face Ethnikos (#6) in Piraeus in the next round. Doukas' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Amyntas Dafnis.
Top scorers:
Faros: G.Dimakos 22+8reb+3ast, K.Kakaroudis 20+3reb+3ast, V.Karaboulas 17+4reb+3ast, G.Skordilis 15+8reb+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 12+2reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 10+10reb+6ast
Doukas: A.Kiritsis 25+6reb+4ast, G.Rubio 12+1reb, A.Kanonidis 11+8reb+2ast, D.Kompodietas 10+4reb+2ast, A.Raptis 9+1reb+1ast, P.Kafkis 9+3reb+6ast
gschID: 493946


Aiolos Astakou - Ethnikos 84-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Ethnikos' (12-11) road loss to fifth ranked Aiolos Astakou (14-9) 70-84 on Saturday. Aiolos Astakou looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The former international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83) helped adding 17 points and 6 assists. Aiolos Astakou's coach Michael Koutalianos used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Estonian point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Ethnikos players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou maintains fifth place with 14-9 record. Loser Ethnikos keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. Aiolos Astakou will face league's leader Panionios in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ethnikos will play at home against Faros (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aiolos Astakou: N.Kaklamanos 18+4reb+4ast, F.Koumpouras 17+2reb+6ast, T.Charismidis 12+7reb+3ast, T.Kasabalis 8+7reb+1ast, G.Brozos 7+8reb+2ast, N.Katsares 7+2reb+1ast
Ethnikos: N.Kokkalis 18+2reb+2ast, P.Martzos 14+3reb+1ast, K.Macheras 12+12reb+2ast, R.Laane 12+5reb+6ast, A.Antonakis 10+3reb+2ast, K.Oikonomopoulos 2+3reb
gschID: 493941





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2nd ranked player Michael Porter Jr. commits to Missouri - by Eurobasket

Noting that he is coming home, Michael Porter Jr. (6'10''-SF-98) committed to Missouri on Friday afternoon, a day after being released from his letter of intent to Washington.
The move also comes after Missouri confirmed that his father, Michael Sr., would be joining Cuonzo Martin's coaching staff. Martin, the former Cal coach, was hired last Friday at Missouri.
Porter Jr., a 6-10 forward, is the nation's 2nd (some website mark him as top) ranked high school senior and winner of multiple national player of the year awards, including Gatorade. He averaged 37 points and 14.3 rebounds for Nathan Hale (Seattle), the No. 1 team in the Super 25.
He can sign with Missouri on April 12 at the beginning of the spring period.
Porter Jr. spent last season at Nathan Hale after his father was hired as an assistant at Washington under Lorenzo Romar, Porter Jr.'s godfather. He had lived in Columbia, Mo., since 2010 and played his first three seasons at Father Tolton, while his father was an assistant with the Missouri women's team under his sister-in-law Robin Pingeton.

Friday, he followed up the initial image with this:
'Last week everything changed for me regarding my college basketball decision. Realizing I would no longer have the opportunity to play for Coach Romar, I've taken the past seven days to give great consideration to my future. After a lot of thought, prayer, and talking with my family, I'm excited to announce that next year I will be attending the University of Missouri! I am looking forward to the year ahead with Coach Cuonz and my new teammates. Together we hope to store the atmosphere at Mizzou Arena.

'MIZZOU NATION I'M COMING HOME!!!'
The next question is whether younger brother Jontay, who reopened his recruiting last week, will follow Jontay Porter is expected to reclassify from the Class of 2018.

Courtesy of USATodayHSS



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Donar Groningen clinch Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Donar Groningen - Zwolle 78:58

Donar Groningen celebrated the NBB Cup title. They outgunned Zwolle in the Final today. Lance Jeter (191-PG-88, college: Nebraska) and Arvin Slagter (191-G-85, agency: Court Side) produced 16 points each for the winners.
Zwolle jumped to an early 10:0 lead. They secured a 20:15 advantage ten minutes into the game. But Groningen took control in the second term. They went on a 23:8 rally to secure a 38:28 halftime lead. Zwolle slowed their opponents down in the third term. They got within 8 points at the final break. But Groningen sank 27 points in the fourth term and raced to the victory. Chase Fieler (203-F-92, college: FGCU) accounted for 15 points for the winners. J.T. Yoho (198-F-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Zwolle. J.T. Tiller (188-G-88, college: Missouri) tossed in 12 points in the loss.

Donar Groningen: Lance Jeter 16, Arvin Slagter 16, Chase Fieler 15
Zwolle: J.T. Yoho 15, J.T. Tiller 12



Eredivisie Round 25: Rotterdam defeats Leeuwarden in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

Sixth-ranked Leeuwarden (7-18) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Rotterdam (12-13) on Saturday. The visitors from Rotterdam managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected easier game. Leeuwarden cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Rotterdam forced 20 Leeuwarden turnovers. Strangely Leeuwarden outrebounded Rotterdam 36-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. American guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) stepped up and scored 42 points (!!!) for the winners and the former international swingman Ties Theeuwkens (191-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) responded with 27 points. Rotterdam have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-13 record. Leeuwarden lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. Rotterdam are looking forward to face higher ranked Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leeuwarden will play against the league's leader Groningen (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Leiden (16-9) against fourth ranked Den Bosch (13-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Leiden was defeated by Den Bosch in a tough game in Den Bosch 64-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leiden. American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Justin Watts accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds. Den Bosch's coach Sander van der Holst allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Leiden in the defeat. Den Bosch maintains fourth place with 13-12 record. Leiden at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Den Bosch will play against Amsterdam (#6) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Groningen. First ranked host Groningen (23-2) defeated their biggest opponent Zwolle (18-7) 79-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zwolle. Lance Jeter fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Clayton Vette produced 15 points for lost side. Defending champion maintains first place with 23-2 record. Loser Zwolle keeps the second position with seven games lost. Groningen will meet at home Leeuwarden (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Zwolle will play against Weert (#8) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Weert was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Amsterdam (8-17) played at the court of 8th ranked Weert (3-22). Amsterdam defeated Weert 67-55. Worth to mention a great performance of Aaron Roye who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Amsterdam moved-up to sixth place. Weert lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Amsterdam's next round opponent will be higher ranked Den Bosch (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Weert will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle (#2) and hope to win that game.

Leeuwarden - Rotterdam 84-87

Sixth-ranked Leeuwarden (7-18) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Rotterdam (12-13) on Saturday. The visitors from Rotterdam managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected easier game. Leeuwarden cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Rotterdam forced 20 Leeuwarden turnovers. Strangely Leeuwarden outrebounded Rotterdam 36-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. American guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) stepped up and scored 42 points (!!!) for the winners and the former international swingman Ties Theeuwkens (191-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) responded with 27 points and the other American import forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Rotterdam have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-13 record. Leeuwarden lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 18 games lost. Rotterdam are looking forward to face higher ranked Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leeuwarden will play against the league's leader Groningen (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Gregory 27+1reb+3ast, D.Koon 18+9reb+2ast, M.Lufile 17+8reb+2ast, G.Marshall 8+2reb+10ast, D.Hope 6+2reb+1ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 4+11reb+1ast
Rotterdam: J.Marshall 42+3reb+2ast, G.Mays 15+2reb, T.Theeuwkens 12+9reb+2ast, M.Kok 7+2reb+3ast, V.Tamasauskas 5, R.Krabbendam 4+2reb
gschID: 477751


Weert - Amsterdam 55-67

The game in Weert was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Amsterdam (8-17) played at the court of 8th ranked Weert (3-22). Amsterdam defeated Weert 67-55. The game was mostly controlled by Amsterdam. Weert was better in second period 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists. Surinamese Sergio de-Randamie (201-84, college: Houston) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Akeel Eduardo (193-93) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American-French point guard Aleek Pauline (185-87, college: Norfolk St.) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Weert. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Amsterdam moved-up to sixth place. Weert lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Amsterdam's next round opponent will be higher ranked Den Bosch (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Weert will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Weert: A.Eduardo 13+7reb+1ast, A.Pauline 8+10reb+2ast, J.van Vugt 8+3reb+3ast, J.Schild 7+2reb, D.Rosenmuller 7+2reb+1ast, D.Halman 7+10reb
Amsterdam: A.Roye 21+3reb+4ast, S.de Randamie 18+9reb+1ast, H.Kherrazi 12+7reb+1ast, G.Slagter 9+4reb+1ast, S.Mulder 5+2reb+1ast, D.Van Der Horst 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 477748


Groningen - Zwolle 79-62

The game between Top Four teams took place in Groningen. First ranked host Groningen (23-2) defeated their biggest opponent Zwolle (18-7) 79-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zwolle. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) produced 15 points and the former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Defending champion maintains first place with 23-2 record. Loser Zwolle keeps the second position with seven games lost. Groningen will meet at home Leeuwarden (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Zwolle will play against Weert (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: C.Vette 15+3reb+2ast, O.Schaftenaar 14+3reb, N.Oudendag 12+6reb+1ast, J.Yoho 9+5reb+1ast, J.Tiller 8+7reb+1ast, M.Schilder 3
Groningen: L.Jeter 19+5reb+4ast, D.Pasalic 14+5reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 11+1reb+1ast, B.Veenstra 10+2reb, A.Slagter 9+4reb+5ast, S.Cunningham 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 477750


Den Bosch - Leiden 71-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Leiden (16-9) against fourth ranked Den Bosch (13-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Leiden was defeated by Den Bosch in a tough game in Den Bosch 64-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leiden. It looked good early as Leiden took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Den Bosch had a 24-8 second period charge getting the lead and Leiden was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-71. American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Justin Watts (196-90, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds. Den Bosch's coach Sander van der Holst allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Leiden in the defeat. Den Bosch maintains fourth place with 13-12 record. Leiden at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Den Bosch will play against Amsterdam (#6) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leiden: T.Koenis 17+8reb+4ast, J.Voorn 14+5reb+3ast, D.Draper 12+7reb+4ast, F.Versteegh 8+5reb, J.Lee 5+4reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 4+3reb+3ast
Den Bosch: C.Mitchell 19+7reb+1ast, J.Watts 17+5reb+3ast, M.Bouwknecht 10+4reb+2ast, D.Balentine 9+7reb+2ast, R.Pagter Ralf 6+3reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 477749





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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi20.6 
 2. Lilov, Szedeak20.2 
 3. Govens, Falco KC20.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.2 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.1 
 6. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.17.5 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari17.3 
 8. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.1 
 9. Sejfic, PVSK P.16.9 
 10. Johnson, Sopron KC16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.0 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.8 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.3 
 4. Bojic, Jaszberenyi8.1 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.0 
 6. Pacher, Vasas7.9 
 7. Sihota, MAFC7.7 
 8. Watkins, Atomeromu7.7 
 9. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.4 
 10. Wright, Vasas7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.0 
 3. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 4. Battle, Atomeromu7.3 
 5. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 6. Petty, Kormend6.2 
 7. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Johnson, Sopron KC6.1 
 9. Govens, Falco KC6.0 
 10. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.5 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.2 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 4. Smith, MAFC2.1 
 5. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.0 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.8 
 10. Edwards, Alba1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 3. Keller, Alba0.8 
 4. Benke, ZTE K.0.8 
 5. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 8. Wright, Vasas0.7 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 10. Andric, Szolnok0.7 



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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, Valur21.7 
 7. Pryor, Fjolnir21.2 
 8. Stefansson, Hamar19.9 
 9. Oliver, Fjolnir19.4 
 10. Bracey, Valur19.4 
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, Valur11.5 
 6. Shouse, IA9.5 
 7. Kristjansson, IA9.1 
 8. Oliver, Fjolnir9.0 
 9. Petursson, Valur8.9 
 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, Valur5.1 
 6. Olafsson, Hamar4.6 
 7. Bracey, Valur4.4 
 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. King, Valur1.9 
 8. Olafsson, Hamar1.9 
 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. Virijevic, Hottur1.1 
 5. Audunsson, Valur1.1 
 6. Motley, FSU1.1 
 7. Sigurdarson, Breid.1.0 
 8. Fridriksson, Arm.0.9 
 9. Karason, Fjolnir0.9 
 10. Johannesson, Breid.0.9 



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Scott comes back to Residence, ex Al Karkh - by Eurobasket News

Residence Walferdange (Total League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American power forward Julian Scott (203-107kg-90, college: Adams St.). It is actually his comeback to Bereldange as he has played here before. ScottAl Karkh in Iraqi Superleague. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries this year. Scott also played earlier that season for Residence where in only one Superleague game he recorded very impressive stats: 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists. The other team Scott played shortly was Gries/Oberhoffen in French NM1. In three Superleague games he averaged 7.3ppg and 6.7rpg. Scott also spent pre-season at Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA) in German league earlier that year.
His team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2012.
Scott has played also professionally for other German teams like Quakenbrueck and USC Leipzig.
He attended Adams St. until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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, Tralee23.0 
 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. Freeman, Moycullen11.5 
 6. Killeen, Templeogue11.5 
 7. Lawson, UCC Demons11.3 
 8. Gil, Swords T.10.9 
 9. Pantovic, Tralee10.8 
 10. Musters, Eanna10.0 
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, Tralee4.3 
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, Tralee2.5 
 6. Darling, DCU Saints2.4 
 7. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.4 
 8. James, Templeogue2.4 
 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. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.1 
 6. Freeman, Moycullen2.0 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee2.0 
 8. Turner, Killester1.7 
 9. Moreira, UCD M.1.7 
 10. Garrow, UCD Marian1.7 



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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.16.7 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.1 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 8. Selby, Maccabi K/G15.8 
 9. Simon, Maccabi .15.5 
 10. Wayns, Maccabi .15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.3 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.2 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.2 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.5 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.4 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.2 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 5. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.8 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 2. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.0 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 8. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 8. N''Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 9. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 10. Pinkney, Maccabi .0.9 



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro19.5 
 3. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.18.8 
 6. Johnson, Openjobm.18.0 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.17.6 
 8. White, Auxilium TO16.9 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .16.6 
 10. Scott, Enel Brindisi16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.3 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro9.8 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 4. Watt, JuveCaserta8.4 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.1 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.6 
 7. Fesenko, Scandone.7.3 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.3 
 9. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
 10. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  AV Cantu
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 2. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.3 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu6.2 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 7. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 8. Moore, The F.5.2 
 9. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.1.8 
 2. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 3. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.7 
 5. Green, Scandone AV1.6 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 7. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 8. Archie, Betaland.1.5 
 9. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.4 
 10. Forray, Dolomiti.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.2 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Lawal, Banco d.1.5 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.4 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.3 
 8. MBaye, Enel B.1.2 
 9. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.2 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25
 1. Smith, Roseto25.0 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.8 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.8 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 5. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.19.9 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.8 
 8. Brown, Roma Virtus19.6 
 9. Lawson, Virtus B.19.4 
 10. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.3 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Smith, Ravenna10.0 
 5. Poletti, Latina B.9.7 
 6. Mortellaro, Chieti9.7 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.6 
 8. Perry, Treviso .9.4 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.9.4 
 10. Sorokas, Treviglio9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.4 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.0 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.3 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.4.5 
 8. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Fultz, Roseto4.4 
 10. Zanelli, Rieti4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Green, Alma T.2.7 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.2 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU1.9 
 5. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 6. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 7. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 8. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 9. Fanti, Eurobask.1.7 
 10. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.9 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Bowers, Bondi F.1.3 
 8. Easley, Eurobask.1.1 
 9. Buford, Agrigento1.1 
 10. Maggioli, Imola1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.6 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino20.5 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.1 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .19.0 
 5. Zampolli, Matera18.4 
 6. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 7. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.0 
 8. Grilli, Barcellona17.9 
 9. Bisconti, Valmontone17.9 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.4 
 2. Ravazzini, Matera10.4 
 3. Chiacig, Taranto10.2 
 4. Zanotti, Monteroni10.2 
 5. Toscano, Bottegone10.2 
 6. Bozzetto, Crema10.2 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.5 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.3 
 9. Papa, Teramo9.0 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.2 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 4. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 5. Rivali, Montegrano5.4 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Bottioni, Campli5.0 
 9. Centanni, Volpino .5.0 
 10. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.7 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.5 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.4 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.3 
 5. Ricci, Giulianova2.0 
 6. Stefanelli, San M.2.0 
 7. Busco, Patti2.0 
 8. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.9 
 10. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Corral, Omegna1.4 
 2. Laguzzi, Sestu1.2 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni1.2 
 4. Galmarini, Firenze .1.2 
 5. Chiacig, Taranto1.0 
 6. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 7. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 8. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 
 9. Nasello, Siena Virtus0.9 
 10. Balanzoni, Lecco0.9 



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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.7 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .22.0 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.9 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 5. White, Sendai19.4 
 6. Stone, Chiba Jets18.2 
 7. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 8. Childress, Sanen18.1 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.6 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.3 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.5 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.4 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR9.2 
 8. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 9. White, Sendai9.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.8 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.6 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 4. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 6. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 8. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 10. Brown, Hitachi SR1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 4. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 9. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 
 10. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 


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. Stephan, Tokyo E.17.6 
 5. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.6 
 6. Barone, Aomori W.17.0 
 7. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.8 
 8. Carney, Toyotsu FE15.2 
 9. Kennedy, Gunma14.3 
 10. Evans, Tokyo Excel.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. Davis, Shimane SM11.3 
 5. Posthumus, Shins.11.2 
 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.3.4 
 6. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.1 
 7. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.1 
 8. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.0 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.0 
 10. Hirao, Bambitio.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. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.7 
 4. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 5. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 6. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.6 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 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.1.9 
 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 


B League Round 48 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Round 48 most important game was a victory of Ryukyu GK over one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. 89-78 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Ryukyu GK shot 63.0 percent from the field. Ryukyu GK had a 30-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Naoki Tashiro (188-93) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for Kyoto Hannar.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ryukyu GK (22-24) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD and Osaka Evessa. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 25 games lost. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Ryukyu GK (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (11-35) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Diamond Dolphins (22-24) 83-82 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Narito Namizato who added 12 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 11-35 record. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 24 games lost. They share the position with Osaka Evessa and Ryukyu GK. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Chiba Jets (32-14) which hosted in Chiba one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (17-29). Third ranked Chiba Jets managed to get a 10-point victory 98-88. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Tyler Stone who scored that evening 30 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds by Jahmar Thorpe did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 32-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth place with 29 games lost. Chiba Jets will again meet at home Hokkaido L. (#4) in the next round. Hokkaido L. will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (36-10) which played road game in Osaka against one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (22-24). First ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-66. The best player for the winners was Makoto Hiejima who scored 23 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 36-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the second place with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play again at home against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (38-8) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (20-26). First ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 84-65. It was a good game for Nick Fazekas who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 38-8 record. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth place with 26 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders (#1) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 48: Sendai 89ers was smashed by Tochigi Brex on the road 86-53. Toyota Alvark won against Akita NH on its own court 78-60. Toyama Grouses managed to outperform Yokohama BC in a road game 94-79. Sanen recorded a loss to Hitachi SR at home 70-77.

Nagoya DD - Shiga L-Stars 82-83

Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (11-35) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Diamond Dolphins (22-24) 83-82 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Narito Namizato (172-89) who added 12 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds and international power forward Tenketsu Harimoto (198-92) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 11-35 record. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 24 games lost. They share the position with Osaka Evessa and Ryukyu GK. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Tillman 25+16reb+1ast, T.Harimoto 16+4reb+3ast, D.Weaver 13+7reb+1ast, T.Sasayama 10+2reb+3ast, S.Funyu 8+3reb, T.Nakatsuka 5+1reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 28+11reb+4ast, C.Brackins 14+6reb, N.Namizato 12+3reb+7ast, T.Hasegawa 11+4reb+1ast, H.Higuchi 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Karino 6+1ast
gschID: 475178


Tochigi Brex - Sendai 89ers 86-53

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Tochigi Brex (37-9) crushed at home 6th ranked Sendai 89ers (12-34) 86-53 on Saturday. They outrebounded Sendai 89ers 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Yutaro Suda (188-92) contributed with 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Tochigi Brex's coach Thomas Wisman felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American Greg Mangano (208-89, college: Yale) replied with 8 points and 9 rebounds and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Tochigi Brex have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 37-9 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the sixth place with 34 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face again Sendai 89ers (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: G.Mangano 8+9reb, T.Shimura 7+1ast, T.Nephawe 7+7reb+2ast, M.Kataoka 6+1reb, M.Kikuchi 6+4reb+1ast, R.Yanagawa 6+2reb
Tochigi Brex: J.Gibbs 19+13reb+3ast, Y.Suda 17+3reb+2ast, H.Watanabe 13+1reb+6ast, K.Takeuchi 13+6reb+1ast, Y.Endo 7, N.Kumagae 7+1reb
gschID: 475172


Chiba Jets - Hokkaido L. 98-88

An interesting game for Chiba Jets (32-14) which hosted in Chiba one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (17-29). Third ranked Chiba Jets managed to get a 10-point victory 98-88. Chiba Jets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who scored that evening 30 points and 8 rebounds and forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) supported him with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Five Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds by forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. Center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) added 19 points and 7 rebounds. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 32-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth place with 29 games lost. Chiba Jets will again meet at home Hokkaido L. (#4) in the next round. Hokkaido L. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: J.Thorpe 24+13reb+3ast, D.Miller 19+7reb+1ast, T.Nishikawa 16+2reb, T.Orimo 9+1reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 6+4reb+6ast, D.Noguchi 5+2reb+2ast
Chiba Jets: T.Stone 30+8reb+3ast, M.Parker 22+14reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 15+1reb+4ast, K.Ishii 11+1reb+2ast, H.Armstrong 10+4reb+1ast, R.Ono 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 475173


Toyota Alvark - Akita NH 78-60

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Akita Happinets (13-33) lost to second ranked Toyota Alvark (36-10) in Tokyo 60-78 on Saturday. Toyota Alvark dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Akita Happinets' 28. It was a good game for swingman Zack Baranski (193-92) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Evan Ravenel (203-89, college: Ohio St.) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Akita Happinets. Akita Happinets' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Toyota Alvark have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with SeaHorses. Loser Akita Happinets keep the fifth place with 33 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face again Akita Happinets (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: S.Taguchi 19+1reb, L.Lyons 15+10reb, E.Ravenel 9+10reb+4ast, S.Ando 6+4reb+1ast, S.Morrison 5+5reb+2ast, N.Sugasawa 3+1reb
Toyota Alvark: Z.Baranski 16+7reb+1ast, D.Garrett 12+5reb+5ast, T.Shonaka 10+1reb+1ast, T.Plaisted 10+7reb+3ast, D.Tanaka 10+4reb+4ast, J.Ayres 8
gschID: 475174


Osaka Evessa - SeaHorses 66-89

An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (36-10) which played road game in Osaka against one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (22-24). First ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-66. Aishin Sea Horses outrebounded Osaka Evessa 43-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) who scored 23 points. American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Shinnosuke Negoro (195-87) 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. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 36-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the second place with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play again at home against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: S.Negoro 15+4reb+2ast, S.Konno 13+1reb, J.Harrellson 12+8reb+2ast, R.Roby 8+5reb+1ast, T.Hashimoto 7+5reb+1ast, X.Gibson 5+1reb
SeaHorses: M.Hiejima 23+3reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 18+1reb, G.Edwards 15+6reb+2ast, M.Karimata 12+3reb+6ast, I.Butts 10+12reb+1ast, T.Hasegawa 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 475180


Yokohama BC - Toyama Grouses 79-94

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Toyama Grouses (12-34) won against on the road 5th ranked Yokohama BC (15-31) 94-79 on Saturday. Toyama Grouses made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Masashi Joho (183-82) who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Forward Naoki Uto (188-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Toyama Grouses' coach Bob Nash used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) replied with 22 points and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Yokohama BC. Five Toyama Grouses and four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses maintains sixth position with 12-34 record, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Loser Yokohama BC keeps the fifth place with 31 games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Yokohama BC will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: T.Kawamura 22+4reb+2ast, J.Parmer 13+8reb+5ast, M.Hosoya 10+3ast, A.Minatoya 10+1reb+1ast, K.Takashima 7+2reb, P.Faye 7+12reb+1ast
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 29+2reb+1ast, N.Uto 16+5reb+10ast, T.Mito 15+2reb, D.Pittman 15+15reb+1ast, D.Viney 13+1reb+1ast, S.Willard 4+7reb+4ast
gschID: 475175


Niigata Albirex - Toshiba BT 65-84

An interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (38-8) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (20-26). First ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 84-65. Toshiba Thunders dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Niigata Albirex's 34. Toshiba Thunders looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. International point guard Yuma Fujii (178-91) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Niigata Albirex. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 38-8 record. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth place with 26 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 22+7reb+2ast, C.Chapman 19+9reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 13+3reb+4ast, K.Sato 6+4reb, S.Hatakeyama 3+4reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 2+4reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 31+17reb+2ast, K.Nomoto 14+4reb+1ast, Y.Fujii 13+4reb+5ast, N.Tsuji 8+1reb+5ast, R.Shinoyama 4+1reb+2ast, Y.Nagayoshi 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 475176


Sanen - Hitachi SR 70-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when second-best Sanen Neophoenix (25-21) lost to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (23-23) in Hamamatsu 70-77 on Saturday. Hitachi Sunrockers outrebounded Sanen Neophoenix 46-25 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon, agency: Babcock Sports) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sanen Neophoenix. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third position with 23-23 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Sanen Neophoenix lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 21 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will have a break next round. Sanen Neophoenix will play again at home against Hitachi Sunrockers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sanen: J.Childress 28+12reb+3ast, O.Ashaolu 15+5reb+2ast, S.Okada 6+2reb+1ast, A.Ota 6+3reb, S.Tawatari 5+1reb+2ast, S.Ohishi 5
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 22+9reb, A.Chambers 12+3reb, I.Brown 12+12reb+4ast, R.Guinn 11+3reb+1ast, T.Ito 10+2reb+4ast, K.Hirose 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 475177


Kyoto Hannar. - Ryukyu GK 78-89

Round 48 most important game was a victory of Ryukyu GK over one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. 89-78 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Ryukyu GK shot 63.0 percent from the field. Ryukyu GK had a 30-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Naoki Tashiro (188-93) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) added 22 points in the effort for Kyoto Hannar.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ryukyu GK (22-24) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD and Osaka Evessa. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 25 games lost. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Ryukyu GK (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: K.Kotzur 22+3reb+1ast, M.Dove 14+11reb+3ast, H.Kawashima 8+3reb+4ast, Y.Okada 8, T.Sato 6+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 5+2reb
Ryukyu GK: N.Tashiro 23+6reb+2ast, S.Kitagawa 18+1ast, R.Kishimoto 15+4reb+4ast, L.Hamilton 13+13reb+5ast, A.McHenry 8+4reb+3ast, S.Tsuyama 6+1ast
gschID: 475179





B League D2 Round 49: #1 Toyotsu FE is defeated by Tokyo Z - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in B League D2 is almost over. Almost everything is clear. There are only 3 rounds left. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Toyotsu FE (33-14) in Nagoya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Tokyo Z (20-28) 81-72. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Toyotsu FE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Will Creekmore (205-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and point guard Shimon Takayama (180-90) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Toyotsu FE's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Z maintains third place with 20-28 record having twelve points less than leader Shimane SM. Toyotsu FE lost third consecutive game. They still keep top position with 14 games lost. They share it with Nishinomiya S.. Tokyo Z will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyotsu FE will play again at home against Tokyo Z and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Shinshu BW (12-36) gave a tough game to second ranked Nishinomiya S. (33-14) in Nagano. The visitors from Hyogo managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St.) nailed 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Naoki Tani accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Yasuhiko Yasuhiko (181-90) came up with 17 points for Shinshu BW in the defeat. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Toyotsu FE. Shinshu BW lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 36 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shinshu BW will play again at home against the league's leader Nishinomiya S. (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Nara between Tokyo Excel. and Bambitious Nara. Fourth ranked Tokyo Excel. (19-27) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Bambitious Nara (17-30). Tokyo Excel. managed to escape with a 2-point win 106-104 in the game for the fourth place. Ryan Stephan fired 25 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Terrance Woodbury produced 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 19-27 record. Bambitious Nara at the other side keeps the fifth position with 30 games lost. Tokyo Excel. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bambitious Nara will play again against Tokyo Excel. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Yamagata (24-23) against fifth ranked Cyberdyne IR (21-26) on Saturday night. Visiting Yamagata was defeated by Cyberdyne IR in a tough game in Tsukuba 72-80. Worth to mention a great performance of Scootie Randall who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cyberdyne IR have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aomori Watts. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 23 games lost. Cyberdyne IR's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Yamagata (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Fukushima (26-21) against sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (11-36) on Saturday night. Host Fukushima was defeated by Iwate Big Bulls in a tough game in Fukushima 75-83. Nicchaeus Doaks stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. Iwate Big Bulls' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Iwate Big Bulls maintains sixth place with 11-36 record. Loser Fukushima keeps the second position with 21 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Fukushima will play again at home against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 49: Kagoshima was destroyed by Kumamoto V. on the opponent's court 87-64. Aomori Watts managed to outperform Gunma in a home game 83-77. Shimane SM managed to beat Ehime OV on the road 77-59. Kagawa FA was defeated by Hiroshima D. on its own court 77-87. Kagoshima was smashed by Kumamoto V. in a road game 91-67.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals by Chehales Tapscott of Kagawa FA.

Cyberdyne IR - Yamagata 80-72

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Yamagata (24-23) against fifth ranked Cyberdyne IR (21-26) on Saturday night. Visiting Yamagata was defeated by Cyberdyne IR in a tough game in Tsukuba 72-80. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Josei Maniwa (193-86) contributed with 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. American swingman Seth Tarver (196-88, college: Oregon St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) added 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Yamagata. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cyberdyne IR have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aomori Watts. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 23 games lost. Cyberdyne IR's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Yamagata (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 24+8reb+5ast, J.Maniwa 19+4reb+5ast, D.Larkai 12+4reb+1ast, R.Rickert 11+11reb+2ast, S.Kouno 8+1ast, S.Isshiki 6+1reb
Yamagata: S.Tarver 20+10reb+3ast, Y.Ishikawa 15+12reb+4ast, Y.Takahashi 8+1reb+3ast, M.Izawa 7+2reb+1ast, Y.Kojima 7+6reb, S.Murakami 5+1ast
gschID: 538199


Kumamoto V. - Kagoshima 87-64

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Kagoshima (6-42) was crushed on the road by third ranked Kumamoto V. (37-11) 87-64 on Saturday. Kumamoto V. outrebounded Kagoshima 47-32 including a 37-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and power forward Ryota Nakanishi (199-88) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). At the losing side Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Kazuto Sameshima (171-92) scored 6 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. Kumamoto V. maintains third place with 37-11 record having just five point less than leader Shimane SM. Kagoshima lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 42 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: R.Nakanishi 25+5reb, R.Warren 15+15reb+1ast, J.James 11+13reb, K.Kakiuchi 9+4reb+1ast, P.Butorac 7+1reb, N.Takamura 6+2reb
Kagoshima: C.Maduabum 15+15reb+1ast, D.Ankei 8+2reb, R.Nakazono 7, T.Murphy 7+3reb+2ast, B.Gill 7+4reb+1ast, K.Sameshima 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 538200


Toyotsu FE - Tokyo Z 72-81

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Toyotsu FE (33-14) in Nagoya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Tokyo Z (20-28) 81-72. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Toyotsu FE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Will Creekmore (205-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and point guard Shimon Takayama (180-90) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. At the losing side Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks and point guard Kohei Fukuzawa (177-93) scored 18 points. Toyotsu FE's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Z maintains third place with 20-28 record having twelve points less than leader Shimane SM. Toyotsu FE lost third consecutive game. They still keep top position with 14 games lost. They share it with Nishinomiya S.. Tokyo Z will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyotsu FE will play again at home against Tokyo Z and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: S.Takayama 17+6reb+3ast, W.Creekmore 17+13reb+4ast, D.Jones 10+6reb+1ast, K.Irabu 10+4reb, S.Akiba 8+1reb, K.Nakagawa 7+4ast
Toyotsu FE: S.Alabi 21+15reb, K.Fukuzawa 18+2reb+2ast, R.Carney 13+6reb+1ast, S.Kozu 7+5reb, K.Sugimoto 7+7reb+4ast, S.Muto 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 538201


Fukushima - Iwate Big Bulls 75-83

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Fukushima (26-21) against sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (11-36) on Saturday night. Host Fukushima was defeated by Iwate Big Bulls in a tough game in Fukushima 75-83. Iwate Big Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Fukushima's 28. They outrebounded Fukushima 47-26 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Nicchaeus Doaks (201-87, college: Chattanooga) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 21 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds. Iwate Big Bulls' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Shota Kanno (187-92) scored 21 points. Four Fukushima players scored in double figures. Iwate Big Bulls maintains sixth place with 11-36 record. Loser Fukushima keeps the second position with 21 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Fukushima will play again at home against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: D.Lawson 25+11reb+2ast, N.Doaks 21+21reb, K.Nagata 17+6reb+6ast, M.Sawaguchi 9+3reb+6ast, Y.Suzuki 4, S.Onodera 2+2ast
Fukushima: S.Kanno 21+4reb+1ast, C.Bozeman 16+6reb+5ast, K.Tomori 12+4reb+3ast, A.Nogami 11+2ast, Y.Masuda 7+2reb+1ast, S.Murakami 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 538202


Aomori Watts - Gunma 83-77

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Aomori Watts (21-26) defeated at home leader Gunma (30-17) 83-77 on Saturday. Aomori Watts made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Gunma was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Kenta Tateyama (188-90) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and American center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Four Aomori Watts players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with 28 points and point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aomori Watts maintains fourth place with 21-26 record, which they share with Cyberdyne IR. Loser Gunma still keeps top position with 17 games lost. Aomori Watts will face again league's leader Gunma at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: K.Tateyama 17+4reb+3ast, K.Barone 16+7reb+1ast, K.Aita 14+4reb+4ast, D.Shimoyama 13+4reb+2ast, B.Sebirumbi 8+8reb+1ast, A.Wiggins 6+3reb+3ast
Gunma: T.Kennedy 28+2reb+1ast, M.Obuchi 15+9reb+3ast, A.Kuso 14+6reb+4ast, N.Kodai 5, N.Takumi 5+3reb+2ast, T.Fujiwara 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 538203


Shinshu BW - Nishinomiya S. 78-80

Sixth-ranked Shinshu BW (12-36) gave a tough game to second ranked Nishinomiya S. (33-14) in Nagano. The visitors from Hyogo managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. Nishinomiya S. dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Shinshu BW's 28. They outrebounded Shinshu BW 43-30 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nishinomiya S. brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Shinshu BW was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St.) nailed 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and swingman Naoki Tani (193-88) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Yasuhiko Yasuhiko (181-90) came up with 17 points and Yosuke Yosuke (184-85) added 17 points respectively for Shinshu BW in the defeat. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Toyotsu FE. Shinshu BW lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 36 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shinshu BW will play again at home against the league's leader Nishinomiya S. (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: J.Vandenberg 17+8reb, N.Tani 16+5reb+2ast, D.Burns 15+6reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 8+5reb+2ast, Y.Ishitsuka 6+3reb, L.Owens 6+6reb+3ast
Shinshu BW: Y.Yosuke 17+2reb+2ast, Y.Yasuhiko 17+4reb+3ast, T.Hiroaki 13+2reb+2ast, K.Mitsui 13+7reb+1ast, X.Ford 7+5reb, S.Uesugi 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 538204


Bambitious Nara - Tokyo Excel. 104-106

A very close game took place in Nara between Tokyo Excel. and Bambitious Nara. Fourth ranked Tokyo Excel. (19-27) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Bambitious Nara (17-30). Tokyo Excel. managed to escape with a 2-point win 106-104 in the game for the fourth place. Tokyo Excel. made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) fired 25 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Guard Tatsuya Nishiyama (171-88) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) added 17 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Five Tokyo Excel. and four Bambitious Nara players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 19-27 record. Bambitious Nara at the other side keeps the fifth position with 30 games lost. Tokyo Excel. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bambitious Nara will play again against Tokyo Excel. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: R.Stephan 25+8reb+3ast, H.Tobita 18+2reb+2ast, T.Nishiyama 16+6reb+1ast, S.Izumi 11+1reb+3ast, L.Evans 11+6reb+1ast, J.Herold 10+11reb+1ast
Bambitious Nara: T.Woodbury 26+7reb+3ast, S.Komatsu 19+5reb+1ast, A.Hirao 17+3reb+7ast, R.Boykin 15+8reb+3ast, J.Honda 12+3reb, D.Terashita 9+9reb+1ast
gschID: 538205


Ehime OV - Shimane SM 59-77

Not a big story in a game in Matsuyama where 4th placed Orange Vikings (24-23) were defeated by first ranked Shimane Magic (39-7) 77-59 on Saturday. American forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners and his fellow American import center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side U.S. Virgin Islands center Craig Williams (206-89, college: TCU) responded with 8 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Shimane Magic maintains first place with 39-7 record. Loser Orange Vikings dropped to the third position with 23 games lost. Shimane Magic will have a break next round. Orange Vikings will play again at home against the league's leader Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: J.Davis 19+13reb+2ast, W.Marshall 18+7reb, K.Takabatake 11+1ast, E.Yamamoto 11+7reb+1ast, H.Okamoto 6+2reb+1ast, T.Goya 5+4reb+7ast
Ehime OV: T.Yoshihiko 13+4reb, L.Blackledge 12+7reb, Y.Nakajima 11+5reb+1ast, C.Williams 8+11reb+2ast, J.Crawford 4+3reb, T.Kasahara 4+3reb
gschID: 538206


Kagawa FA - Hiroshima D. 77-87

Everything went according to plan in Takamatsu where second ranked Dragonflies (37-10) beat 5th ranked Kagawa FA (14-33) 87-77 on Saturday. They outrebounded Kagawa FA 41-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kagawa FA was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Australian-Trinidad and Tobago guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports) stepped up and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) responded with 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and guard Taku Bandoh (185-92) scored 16 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dragonflies maintains second place with 37-10 record having just four point less than leader Shimane SM. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth position with 33 games lost. Dragonflies will have a break next round. Kagawa FA will play again at home against the league's second-placed Dragonflies (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: D.Dillon 26+6reb+2ast, C.Lammert 13+7reb+2ast, S.Tanaka 11+2reb, A.Sakata 8+3reb, A.N'Diaye 7+10reb, S.Nakama 5+2reb+2ast
Kagawa FA: C.Tapscott 29+9reb+4ast, T.Bandoh 16+3reb, R.Tokunaga 11+3reb+1ast, S.Mizoguchi 7+1reb, T.Shuichi 6+1reb, A.Forbes 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 538207


Kumamoto V. - Kagoshima 91-67

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Kagoshima (6-42) was outplayed on the road by third ranked Kumamoto V. (37-11) 91-67 on Friday. Kumamoto V. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Kagoshima's 34. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Hiroshi Fujita (190-92) scored 7 points, 8 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. Kumamoto V. maintains third place with 37-11 record having just five point less than leader Shimane SM. Kagoshima lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 42 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: R.Warren 17+10reb+2ast, J.James 16+11reb+1ast, R.Nakanishi 12+1reb, K.Kakiuchi 9+3reb+2ast, T.Furuno 9+6reb+13ast, T.Takahama 8+1reb+2ast
Kagoshima: R.Nakazono 15+3reb, C.Maduabum 15+8reb+3ast, T.Murphy 13+5reb, K.Sameshima 9+3reb+5ast, H.Fujita 7+8reb+4ast, K.Matsuzaki 5+1reb
gschID: 538198





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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, Vellaznimi20.0 
 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. Farmer-B., Rahov.14.2 
 3. Olivier, Ylli14.0 
 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, Rahoveci2.3 
 4. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.8 
 5. Deihl, Rahoveci1.8 
 6. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.8 
 7. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 8. Matthews, Ylli1.7 
 9. Black, Bashkimi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dardan KAPITI
  Kerasan
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.1 
 2. Turpin, Trepca1.6 
 3. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 4. Olivier, Ylli1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Peja1.3 
 6. Shima, Sigal P.1.0 
 7. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 8. Jakob, Ylli1.0 
 9. Rhett, Sigal P.0.9 
 10. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 


Sigal Prishtina vs Peja, delayed - by Dren Shporta

The super derby of Kosovan Super league that was scheduled to be played on 25/26 March is delayed.

Sigal Prishtina hosts KB Peja on April 5th, the club notified. Two arch rivals of last years in Kosovan basketball elite will meet for the fourth time in the Superleague in regular season.

Sigal Prishtina is in advantage 2-1 with one more game to be played between them on regular season.

KB Peja on the other side seems to be more focused to the Balkan League semifinals. The team is looking forward to achieve the finals of the BIBL for the first time in club history. Also, KB Peja is the only team that still is fighting on the international arena from Kosovan teams.

Actually on Super league, Sigal Prishtina is leading the league with 19-3 record, while KB Peja has 16-4 record.



SuperLeague Round 23: Trepca rolls over Xhebrailat by 55 points - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between fourth ranked Trepca (16-7) and 5th ranked Xhebrailat (10-12) in Mitrovice on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Trepca outscored guests from Therande 131-76. The game was mostly controlled by Trepca. Xhebrailat managed to win third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trepca dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Xhebrailat's 54. Trepca forced 19 Xhebrailat turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Trepca looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American center Kiel Turpin (213-89, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Jeremy Wise (191-86, college: S.Mississippi) contributed with 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Trepca's coach Dimitris Papadopoulos felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for Xhebrailat. Trepca have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Xhebrailat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face Peja (#4) in Peje in the next round. Xhebrailat will play at home against Rahoveci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 23 Vellaznimi was beaten by Rahoveci on the road 82-77. Bashkimi destroyed Kerasan on its own court 115-61.

Rahoveci - Vellaznimi 82-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Rahoveci's (8-13) home victory over 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-21) 82-77 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-16. But Vellaznimi won second period 18-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Vellaznimi 52-24 including a 18-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Ronald Farmer-Blanchard (208-91, college: Wash.Adventist) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Tyler Deihl (185-91, college: Francis Marion) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Rahoveci's coach Jeton Nixha used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Beqe Kovaqi (196-94) answered with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Driton Rraci (194-84) added 20 points and 4 steals in the effort for Vellaznimi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Rahoveci maintains sixth place with 8-13 record. Vellaznimi lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 21 games lost. Rahoveci are looking forward to face higher ranked Xhebrailat (#5) in Therande in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vellaznimi will play at home against the league's second-placed Bashkimi and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Rahoveci: A.Gashi 19+4reb+1ast, T.Deihl 16+5reb+5ast, R.Bellinger 13+8reb+3ast, R.Farmer-Blanchard 11+18reb+3ast, M.Merovci 8+2reb, B.Sharku 6+7reb+1ast
Vellaznimi: B.Kovaqi 29+7reb+6ast, D.Rraci 20+3reb+1ast, A.Koshi 13+3reb+2ast, M.Mala 11+4reb+2ast, A.Kreshnik 2+1reb, L. Berisha 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 530095


Bashkimi - Kerasan 115-61

Very expected game when 8th ranked Kerasan (1-22) was smashed by third ranked Bashkimi (16-4) in Prizren 115-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Bashkimi 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 Kerasan's 30. They outrebounded Kerasan 58-33 including a 43-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bashkimi looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Kerasan's players. The former international center Gazmend Sinani (206-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Bashkimi players scored in double figures. Bashkimi's coach Dragan Radovic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Mergim Jakupi (202-97) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Ilir Hasani (186-97) added 7 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Kerasan. Bashkimi moved-up to second place. Kerasan lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Bashkimi are looking forward to face Vellaznimi (#7) in Gjakove in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Kerasan's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Prishtina Sigal Prishtina.
Top scorers:
Bashkimi: G.Sinani 20+9reb+1ast, J.Black 17+7reb+2ast, M.Popovic 17+6reb, K.Locke 10+9reb+1ast, M.Tmusic 10+6reb+6ast, Q.Biraj 10+5reb+2ast
Kerasan: M.Jakupi 18+8reb, A.Latifaj 11+1reb, K.Sadiku 8+1reb+1ast, K.Mucolli 7+1reb+1ast, I.Hasani 7+5reb+7ast, G.Shala 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 530094


Trepca - Ylli 131-76

The game between fourth ranked Trepca (16-7) and 5th ranked Xhebrailat (10-12) in Mitrovice on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Trepca outscored guests from Therande 131-76. The game was mostly controlled by Trepca. Xhebrailat managed to win third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trepca dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Xhebrailat's 54. Trepca forced 19 Xhebrailat turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Trepca looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American center Kiel Turpin (213-89, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Jeremy Wise (191-86, college: S.Mississippi) contributed with 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Trepca players scored in double figures. Trepca's coach Dimitris Papadopoulos felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and center Ergin Grosha (211-93) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Xhebrailat. Trepca have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Xhebrailat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face Peja (#4) in Peje in the next round. Xhebrailat will play at home against Rahoveci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trepca: J.Wise 28+4reb+2ast, K.Turpin 24+11reb+1ast, S.Zekiqi 22+1reb+5ast, M.Scott 19+6reb+7ast, N.Ljujic 19+4reb+1ast, A.Selmani 7+1reb+6ast
Ylli: U.Karanezi 25+2reb+2ast, T.Anderson 22+12reb+6ast, E.Grosha 21+8reb+1ast, E.Asllanaj 5+2reb, E.Elshani 3+5reb+1ast, G. Arifaj 0+2ast
gschID: 530096





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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.2 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.2 
 3. Griffin, Liepaja/.15.0 
 4. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.7 
 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/.7.6 
 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: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.4 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.6 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Birkans, LU4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.5 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.7 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga1.6 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.2 
 3. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 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. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava22.7 
 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 Buki9.9 
 7. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 8. Metnieks, Marupe9.0 
 9. Sapovalovs, RSU8.8 
 10. Adins, Turiba8.8 
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. Kalnins, Valmier.5.7 
 6. Kohanovs, ViA5.7 
 7. Osins, Limbazi5.6 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 9. Dulevskis, Gulbenes.5.3 
 10. Ikstens, RSU5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Kekava
  (189-F-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Miezis, Kekava3.3 
 2. Dambis, BJBS R.3.3 
 3. Mikulskiy, VeA2.7 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 5. Zotovs, VEF skola2.6 
 6. Barrett, Madona2.5 
 7. Bikovs, RTU2.5 
 8. Osins, Limbazi2.4 
 9. Klegeris, LU/BS R.2.3 
 10. Brants, Madona2.3 
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. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 9. Vikentsyeu, VeA1.0 
 10.