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  ABA LEAGUE  


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.2 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.3 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.5 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.5 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.15.7 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.4 
 8. Barac, Zadar15.2 
 9. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.6 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.5 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.3 
 5. Bolden, FMP7.3 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 7. Scott, MZT Skopje7.2 
 8. Bilan, Cedevita7.0 
 9. Klassen, Buducnost6.6 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.9 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.4 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.2 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 7. Rebic, Mega Leks5.7 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 9. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.8 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Reynolds, Cibona1.8 
 2. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 4. Vladovic, Zadar1.7 
 5. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 6. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 7. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 8. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 9. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
 10. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.7 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 5. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 6. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 7. Davidovac, FMP1.1 
 8. Austin, FMP1.1 
 9. Bolden, FMP1.0 
 10. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 



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  ALBANIA  


Elvisi Dusha 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.

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom). Dusha could not help Plymouth Raiders (12-11) to beat Sheffield Sharks (14-9). He scored 6 points. Plymouth Raiders was defeated 87-81 on the road by the higher-ranked Sheffield Sharks (#4). This season Dusha averages: 2.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 16.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and British. Despite Dusha played previously for the British U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati managed to help Germani Basket Brescia in a victory against the third-ranked Scandone AV (13-8) 91-87 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. Germani Basket Brescia (10-11) is placed eighth in the Serie A. This year Bushati averages just 2.4ppg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 24.1% and FT: 53.3% in 21 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He was not able to help SC Rasta Vechta in their game against ratiopharm Ulm (23-0) in the German BBL. Broadus' contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game. He scored only 2 points. SC Rasta Vechta was defeated 75-70 in Ulm by the leading ratiopharm. It was SC Rasta Vechta's 17th consecutive loss in a row. Broadus' overall stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3FGP: 15.8%. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Albania.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #4. Forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) led Tuebingen II to a surprising victory over the fourth-ranked Koblenz (14-8) 81-70 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Mitku scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. SV 03 Tuebingen 2nd team (8-14) is placed tenth in South-West group. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Mitku averages: 16.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Albanian national team back in 2011.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #5. U18 international center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for GBA Sparta (5-15) in their game against BK Prostejov B (10-10) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). Lilaj recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes. The sixth-placed GBA Sparta (5-15) lost 83-89 at home to the leading BK Prostejov B in the Places 13-20 group. It was GBA Sparta's eighth consecutive loss in a row. This year Lilaj's overall stats are: 2.3ppg and 2.0rpg in seven games. He plays currently for the Albanian U18 national team.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Portoroz (1-19) crushing them 98-65 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Sunday night's game. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (16-5) is placed third in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 9.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg in 18 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91, currently plays in Germany) managed to help VfL Kirchheim Knights in a victory against the ninth-ranked White Wings (13-13) 88-72 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. Bekteshi scored only 2 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals in 20 minutes. VfL Kirchheim Knights (18-8) is placed third in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Bekteshi's seventh season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg in four games. Bekteshi is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and German.

   #3. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy). Patani could not help Isernia (7-14) to beat Giulianova (8-13). He recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But Isernia (#12) was badly defeated 76-57 on the road by the higher-ranked Giulianova (#10) in the Group D. Patani's total stats this season are: 9.4ppg and 7.6rpg. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Klaudio Ndoja (201-F/G-85) plays for Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Endri Roshi (200-F-94) plays for Humber College in CCAA
Saha Milanovic (198-F-99) plays for Porto SG Virtus in Italian Serie C Silver

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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  ANGOLA  


The second phase starts in Angola - by Eurobasket News

The second phase of the National Men's Basketball Championship started in Angola. Eight teams will be seeking better position in the play-off games to get the title. Recreativo do Libolo remains undefeated in the league as they posted two more victories. On March 3rd they beat Progresso 85-75 and then last night overcame Interclube 71-65.
Petroleos is second with a 15-3 record beating Marinha 91-85 and then 1 de Agosto 93-90 in the top game of the round. The latter dropped at 14-4 record on the third spot.



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.6 
 2. Green, Instituto20.4 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.19.3 
 4. Solano, Echague18.8 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.16.7 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas16.4 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
 10. Gadson, Argentino15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.7 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.8.9 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.7 
 7. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.4 
 9. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.2 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 8. Perez, Boca Jrs4.6 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.9 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.1.5 
 10. Vega, Libertad S.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.8 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.0 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.8 
 3. Brown, La Union20.0 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.0 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.8 
 8. Pais, Platense18.7 
 9. Montes-C., Obera T.18.3 
 10. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.9 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.2 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.7 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.8 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.6 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.5 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.9 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.1 
 6. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.5 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sebastian PUNET
  Salta Basket
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Punet, Salta Basket3.0 
 2. Pais, Platense2.5 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 6. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 7. Lopez, Independ.1.9 
 8. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Okoye, Salta Basket1.4 
 6. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.1 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Stroud, Parque Sur0.9 



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 12: Saigon Heat edge Singapore Slingers by two points - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the ASEAN League took place in Singapore. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-best Singapore Singapore Slingers (11-6) to fourth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (6-8) 75-73 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Singapore Slingers outrebounded Saigon Heat 59-38 including a 25-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saigon Heat made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 14 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Saigon Heat maintains fourth position with 6-8 record. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the second place with six games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play at home against Kaohsiung (#5) and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-7) against sixth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (4-13) on Sunday night. Host Alab Pilipinas were defeated by KL Dragons in Manila 101-91. It was a good game for American power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 23 rebounds. Kiwi Gardner contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) replied with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for Alab Pilipinas. Alab Pilipinas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons maintains sixth position with 4-13 record. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost. KL Dragons will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Alab Pilipinas will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Saigon. Third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas faced one of their biggest challengers Vietnamese Saigon Heat. Guests from Manila (8-7) defeated host Saigon Heat (6-8) 74-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Sampson Carter who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Lenny Daniel with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds. Alab Pilipinas maintains third position with 8-7 record having five points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Alab Pilipinas will meet at home league's leader Hong Kong ELL in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saigon Heat will play against KL Dragons and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Hong Kong leader Hong Kong ELL delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-11) 89-75 in Kaohsiung City. The winners were led by Josh Boone who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Kaohsiung's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hong Kong ELL (13-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Kaohsiung lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila, which may be the game of the day. Kaohsiung will play on the road against the league's second-placed Singapore Slingers and hope to win that game.
Hong Kong leader Hong Kong ELL recorded the thirteenth victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (4-13) 115-90 in Kuala Lumpur. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Josh Boone who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 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. Hong Kong ELL (13-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. KL Dragons lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Hong Kong ELL will face Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KL Dragons will play on the road against Saigon Heat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Alab Pilipinas - KL Dragons 91-101

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (8-7) against sixth ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (4-13) on Sunday night. Host Alab Pilipinas were defeated by KL Dragons in Manila 101-91. It was a good game for American power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 23 rebounds. The other American import point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) replied with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Alab Pilipinas. Five KL Dragons and four Alab Pilipinas players scored in double figures. Alab Pilipinas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KL Dragons maintains sixth position with 4-13 record. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost. KL Dragons will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Alab Pilipinas will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: B.Ray Parks 27+5reb+7ast, R.Celiz 13+4reb, S.Carter 12+12reb+4ast, J.Cawaling 11+2reb+2ast, V.Acuna 9+3reb, J.Fortuna 8+3reb+1ast
KL Dragons: J.Munzon 25+4reb+2ast, K.Gardner 18+8reb+8ast, S.Spencer 17+23reb+2ast, W.Hong Choo 13+6reb, T.Yuan Kuek 13+4reb+1ast, Y.Hou Wong 12+4reb+2ast
gschID: 520736


Singapore S. - Saigon H. 73-75

The most exciting game of round 12 in the ASEAN League took place in Singapore. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-best Singapore Singapore Slingers (11-6) to fourth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (6-8) 75-73 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Singapore Slingers outrebounded Saigon Heat 59-38 including a 25-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saigon Heat made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) added 22 points, 23 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Saigon Heat maintains fourth position with 6-8 record. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the second place with six games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play at home against Kaohsiung (#5) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 31+14reb+6ast, J.Howard 22+23reb+4ast, L.Kwek Wei 8+2reb+1ast, J.Urbiztondo 4+2reb, W.Long Wong 4+2reb+3ast, K.Goh 2+11reb
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 22+12reb, M.Morgan 16+8reb+2ast, J.Henriquez-Roberts 14+14reb+1ast, D.Arnold 12+3reb+5ast, H.Nguyen Van 8+1reb, T.Nguyen 3+2ast
gschID: 520735


Kaohsiung - Hong Kong ELL 75-89

Hong Kong leader Hong Kong ELL delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-11) 89-75 in Kaohsiung City. The game was mostly controlled by Hong Kong ELL. Kaohsiung was better in fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) supported him with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds by American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) did not help to save the game for Kaohsiung. American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) added 19 points and 6 rebounds. Kaohsiung's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hong Kong ELL (13-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Kaohsiung lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila, which may be the game of the day. Kaohsiung will play on the road against the league's second-placed Singapore Slingers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: D.Hall 22+16reb+1ast, C.Oliver 19+6reb+1ast, M.Reyes 11+1reb+2ast, W.Hsu 8+2reb+1ast, H.Wang 5+2reb, R.Jose 3+2reb
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 25+7reb+2ast, J.Boone 20+14reb+4ast, T.Lamb 20+11reb+6ast, S.Guinchard 12+4reb+1ast, K.Lee 7+2reb, T.Lai Lau 3
gschID: 520734


KL Dragons - Hong Kong ELL 90-115

Hong Kong leader Hong Kong ELL recorded the thirteenth victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (4-13) 115-90 in Kuala Lumpur. The game without a history. Hong Kong ELL led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 25 points and 9 assists. Four Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) added 20 points and 7 rebounds 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. Hong Kong ELL (13-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. KL Dragons lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Hong Kong ELL will face Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KL Dragons will play on the road against Saigon Heat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: T.Yuan Kuek 22+5reb, S.Spencer 20+7reb+2ast, K.Gardner 18+10reb+8ast, Y.Hou Wong 9+4reb+3ast, J.Munzon 9+3reb+2ast, W.Hong Choo 6+5reb
Hong Kong ELL: J.Boone 25+10reb+2ast, M.Elliott 25+3reb+9ast, T.Lamb 24+6reb+6ast, S.Guinchard 16+5reb+1ast, K.Lee 8+4reb+2ast, S.Wing Chan 5+5reb+6ast
gschID: 520733


Saigon H. - Alab Pilipinas 70-74

An exciting game was played in Saigon. Third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas faced one of their biggest challengers Vietnamese Saigon Heat. Guests from Manila (8-7) defeated host Saigon Heat (6-8) 74-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Saigon Heat won fourth quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and forward Val Acuna (188-86) who added 23 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds and American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) scored 9 points and 13 rebounds. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. Alab Pilipinas maintains third position with 8-7 record having five points less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Alab Pilipinas will meet at home league's leader Hong Kong ELL in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saigon Heat will play against KL Dragons and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 22+20reb+3ast, M.Morgan 14+7reb+2ast, D.Arnold 12+2reb+3ast, T.Nguyen 10+2reb, J.Henriquez-Roberts 9+13reb+1ast, H.Nguyen Van 3+2reb
Alab Pilipinas: V.Acuna 23+4reb, S.Carter 19+12reb+1ast, L.Domingo 11+9reb+2ast, R.Celiz 7+1reb+1ast, B.Ray Parks 4+7reb+5ast, J.Cawaling 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 520732





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  AUSTRALIA  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats23.1 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.3 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.4 
 8. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 9. Goulding, United16.9 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.6 
 4. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.5 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.2 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.4 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Hodgson, 36ers0.7 


Wildcats complete grand final sweep over Hawks to claim NBL crown - by Eurobasket News

The Wildcats secured their eighth NBL title, with star import Bryce Cotton (185-G-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) draining 45 points to lift his side to a 95-86 win over Illawarra in Sunday's grand final clash at Perth Arena. Cotton nailed seven three-pointers in a five-star performance, with the American countering several attempted comebacks from the Hawks in game three of the grand final series. Illawarra sharpshooter Rotnei Clarke (183-PG-89, college: Butler) (30 points) tried his best, helping the Hawks overcome an early 17-point deficit to get the margin back to two. But it was to no avail, with Cotton's heroics lifting the Wildcats to victory. The win cemented a 3-0 clean sweep for the Wildcats, and secured Perth back-to-back titles for just the second time. This season's title will be remembered as one of the most remarkable in the club's history given the Wildcats were languishing in last spot in December, amid a horror injury run, and the club took a huge gamble when they axed import Jaron Johnson (198-G-92, college: Louisiana Tech) for a second time. But the arrival of former NBA guard Cotton and the return from injury of Damian Martin (186-C-84, college: Loyola Mary) helped spark a remarkable revival. The Wildcats swept Cairns 2-0 in the semi-finals, and were simply untouchable in the best-of-five championship series. Star forward Matthew Knight (204-C/F-85, college: Loyola Mary) missed game three because of concussion fears. Knight, who has a history of concussion issues, copped an accidental knock to his head in Wednesday's win in Wollongong, and didn't recover in time to take to the court on Sunday. Hawks import Marvelle Harris (193-G-93, college: Fresno St.) scored eight points just a day after his father Marvin died. The Wildcats made a blistering start to the match, racing to a 12-0 lead inside five minutes - and that was before Cotton had even hit the scoreboard. The American was soon able to get going, blowing the lead out to 23-6 as worried looks spread across the Hawks' bench. The Wildcats led 44-28 when Cotton unleashed a three-point clinic during the second quarter. But the margin was back to just five points by half-time after Clarke unleashed some long-range magic of his own, and the Hawks twice closed to two points in a gripping third quarter. But whenever the Hawks threatened, Cotton responded. The win was a fitting way for Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, college: Arizona St.) to bow out of the game. 'Not many guys get to go out with a Championship, so I'm proud of this team,' Redhage said.
Courtesy of: theguardian.com



Petrochimi tabs Daniel Johnson, ex 36ers - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) inked 29-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-108kg-88, college: Pepperdine). He started the season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.1apg this season. The last summer Johnson played at Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 21 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of New Zealand NBL in 2015. Johnson received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
He was a member of Australian international program for some years. Johnson was called to Australian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Johnson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Poland (Stelmet), Puerto Rico (Manati) and New Zealand (Saints).
He attended Pepperdine University until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.7 
 2. Vay, Arkadia18.6 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna18.4 
 4. Miletic, Vienna18.3 
 5. Lamesic, Wels18.1 
 6. McNealy, Oberwart17.3 
 7. Murati, Gmunden16.5 
 8. Rados, Klostern.16.2 
 9. Stazic, Vienna16.1 
 10. Jackson, Oberwart15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.7 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.8 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.5 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna7.5 
 8. Traylor, Oberwart7.2 
 9. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.1 
 10. Gaidys, Gmunden6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.2 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.5 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.5 
 5. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 6. Stazic, Vienna4.6 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.4.5 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.5 
 9. O''Neal, Wels4.3 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 3. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.7 
 4. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 5. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.6 
 6. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 7. Trmal, Arkadia1.5 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
 9. Payton, Wels1.4 
 10. Detrick, Arkadia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 2. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.2 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia1.2 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 8. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 9. Koch, Vienna0.8 
 10. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 


2.Bundesliga Round 19: #1 Mustangs are defeated by KOS - 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.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Mustangs (14-3) in Klagenfurt on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked KOS (8-9) 89-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mustangs. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-45 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KOS moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Timberwolves. Mustangs at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. KOS is looking forward to face league's second-placed UBC St. Polten in St.Polten in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mustangs will have a break next round.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Rocks (12-5) against fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (12-5) on Sunday night. Host Rocks were defeated by UBC St. Polten in Mattersburg 69-58. UBC St. Polten have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Rocks. UBC St. Polten will play against KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rocks will play on the road against BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Vienna was also quite interesting. Third ranked Lions (12-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Timberwolves (8-9). Lions did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-57 on Saturday. Lions moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Timberwolves keep the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with KOS. Lions will meet bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Timberwolves will play against Flames (#9) and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 19 Raiders won against Flames on the opponent's court 80-68. Warriors unfortunately lost to BBU S. in a home game 73-80.

Flames - Raiders 68-80

Very expected game in Wien where 9th ranked Flames (5-11) were defeated by fifth ranked Raiders (12-5) 80-68 on Sunday. The game without a history. Raiders led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Raiders have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Flames keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Raiders will meet at home Warriors (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play against Timberwolves in Vienna and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495190


Warriors - BBU S. 73-80

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked BBU S. (7-10) defeated on the road 10th ranked Warriors (3-14) 80-73 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 52-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BBU S. maintains eighth place with 7-10 record. Warriors lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. BBU S. will meet at home higher ranked Rocks (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Warriors will play against Raiders (#3) in Villach and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495189


Rocks - Dragons 58-69

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Rocks (12-5) against fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (12-5) on Sunday night. Host Rocks were defeated by UBC St. Polten in Mattersburg 69-58. The game was mostly controlled by UBC St. Polten. Rocks was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UBC St. Polten have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Rocks. UBC St. Polten will play against KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rocks will play on the road against BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 495187


Timberwolves - Lions 57-76

The game in Vienna was also quite interesting. Third ranked Lions (12-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Timberwolves (8-9). Lions did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-57 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lions. Timberwolves managed to win second period 13-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lions moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Timberwolves keep the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with KOS. Lions will meet bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Timberwolves will play against Flames (#9) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 495186


Kosovo - Mustangs 89-81

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Mustangs (14-3) in Klagenfurt on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked KOS (8-9) 89-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mustangs. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-45 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KOS moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Timberwolves. Mustangs at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. KOS is looking forward to face league's second-placed UBC St. Polten in St.Polten in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mustangs will have a break next round.
gschID: 495188





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  BAHAMAS  

NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators25.1 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .22.5 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .22.1 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.3 
 6. Bain, Giants18.6 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.4 
 8. Ferguson, Pros17.4 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners16.8 
 10. Munnings, Cybots15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bain, Regulators14.5 
 2. Munnings, Cybots12.5 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.2 
 4. Francis, Pros11.4 
 5. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 6. Farrington, Rockets11.0 
 7. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.9 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers9.9 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rashard WILLIAMS
  Rebels
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Rebels6.4 
 2. Dames, Bahamas .6.1 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Mackey, Regulators4.8 
 5. Wright, Pirates4.7 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Mackey, Rockets4.1 
 8. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 9. Bain, Regulators4.0 
 10. Miller, Legends4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kemsy SYLVESTRE
  Bahamas .
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sylvestre, Bahamas .3.5 
 2. Rolle, Rebels3.0 
 3. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .2.6 
 5. Williams, Rebels2.2 
 6. Dames, Bahamas .2.1 
 7. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 8. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 9. Cooper, Rebels1.7 
 10. Ferguson, Stingers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Munnings, Cybots2.9 
 2. Farrington, Rockets2.2 
 3. Dean, Shockers2.0 
 4. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.5 
 6. Francis, Pros1.4 
 7. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 8. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 9. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 10. Polidor, Legends1.0 


NPBA Round 16: No surprise as #1 Giants defeat Rebels - by Eurobasket News

NPBA top team - Giants (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Rebels (1-14) 106-70. Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Rebels' 44. Giants forced 26 Rebels turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Rebels' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of Gibran Smith who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals and the former international guard Tehran Cox (185-87, college: High Point) who added 18 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Craig Buchanan (193, college: Florida Atlantic) responded with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Giants have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Rebels lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rebels will play again against the league's leader Giants (#1) and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.

In the last two games of round 16 Stingers won against Cleaners on the opponent's court 84-72. Shockers managed to outperform Cleaners in a home game 85-72.

Rebels - Giants 70-106

NPBA top team - Giants (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Rebels (1-14) 106-70. Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Rebels' 44. Giants forced 26 Rebels turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Rebels' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of Gibran Smith who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals and the former international guard Tehran Cox (185-87, college: High Point) who added 18 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Craig Buchanan (193, college: Florida Atlantic) responded with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Michael Cooper produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Five Giants and four Rebels players scored in double figures. Giants have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Rebels lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rebels will play again against the league's leader Giants (#1) and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Giants: G.Smith 20+9reb+8ast, T.Cox 18+4reb+5ast, D.Taylor 16+5reb+2ast, M.Bain 15+6reb+1ast, K.Pratt 15+4reb+7ast, Q.Demeritte 9+3reb+2ast
Rebels: C.Buchanan 27+8reb+4ast, M.Cooper 16+10reb+1ast, T.Ferguson 14+10reb+2ast, M.Rolle 11+2reb+6ast, A.King 2+3reb+3ast, T.Stuart 0
gschID: 521200


Cleaners - Stingers 72-84

Very expected game when 10th ranked Cleaners (2-12) were defeated at home by sixth ranked Stingers (10-5) 84-72 on Friday. Stingers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cybots and Bahamas Univ. Cleaners lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Stingers is looking forward to face the Bahamas (#4) in the next round. Cleaners will play again against Stingers (#5) and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
gschID: 521199


Shockers - Cleaners 85-72

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Shockers (11-5) defeated at home 10th ranked Cleaners (2-12) 85-72 on Wednesday. Shockers made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Cleaners turnovers and outrebounded them 56-45 including 20 on the offensive glass. Shockers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Floyd Armbrister who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Salathiel Dean who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Shockers players scored in double figures. At the losing side Tamiko King responded with 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and Herbert Knowles scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shockers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Cleaners lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Shockers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cleaners will play against Stingers (#5) and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Shockers: F.Armbrister 21+6reb+4ast, W.Rigby 17+8reb+2ast, S.Dean 17+7reb+3ast, K.Murphy 13+5reb+2ast, A.Collie 6+6reb+3ast, I.Cornish 5+3reb
Cleaners: T.King 19+4reb+6ast, H.Knowles 14+7reb, K. Humes 13+2reb, R.Woodside 8+7reb, R.Johnson 5+1reb+1ast, S.Culmer 4+10reb+1ast
gschID: 521198





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  BELARUS  

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.22.1 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.20.3 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.5 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.3 
 7. Shustov, Impuls B.17.1 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.16.5 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.15.8 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.0 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.7 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.0 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.9 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.8 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.5 
 7. Chumakov, Prine.8.3 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.4 
 9. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.0 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.4 
 4. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.5.0 
 5. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 8. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.5 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 10. Suvorov, Prine.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.6 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.0 
 6. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 8. Chumakov, Grodn.1.9 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Premier League Round 31: #1 Grodno-93 are defeated by Tsmoki II - 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. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Grodno-93 (25-3) in Minsk on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by third ranked Tsmoki II (18-8) 103-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Grodno-93. The game was mostly controlled by Tsmoki II. Grodno-93 managed to win third quarter 30-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Tsmoki II especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Grodno-93 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) helped adding 22 points. At the losing side the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Tsmoki II maintains third place with 18-8 record having nine points less than leader Grodno-93. Grodno-93 at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Tsmoki II's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Minsk BSEU-GrandPrint.
Seventh ranked Prinemanye (7-19) crushed at home 8th ranked Brest (4-24) by 32 points 81-49, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a quality performance for point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. Pavel Suvorov accounted for 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for Brest in the defeat. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Prinemanye maintains seventh place with 7-19 record. Brest lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 24 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 31 Impuls BGUIR lost to Vitebsk on the opponent's court 71-76. COR-Borisfen managed to outperform GOCOR-Sozh in a home game 94-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points and 15 rebounds by Andrei Aheyenka of COR-Borisfen.

Tsmoki II - Grodno-93 103-83

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Grodno-93 (25-3) in Minsk on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by third ranked Tsmoki II (18-8) 103-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Grodno-93. The game was mostly controlled by Tsmoki II. Grodno-93 managed to win third quarter 30-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Tsmoki II especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Grodno-93 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) helped adding 22 points. Five Tsmoki II players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Andrei Navoichyk (200-91) scored 25 points. Tsmoki II maintains third place with 18-8 record having nine points less than leader Grodno-93. Grodno-93 at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Tsmoki II's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Minsk BSEU-GrandPrint.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 22+3reb+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 19+5reb+11ast, T.Porolev 15+8reb+2ast, A.Rogozenko 14+4reb+4ast, A.Zaretski 10+2reb+3ast, D.Sivatskiy 9+1reb+2ast
Grodno-93: A.Navoichyk 25+3reb+1ast, D.Kuzmin 18+10reb+8ast, Y.Mishukov 17+6reb, P.Karasevich 11+1reb, V.Korzh 6+3reb+9ast, I.Kaliayev 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 530036


Vitebsk - Impuls BGUIR 76-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Impuls BGUIR's (14-12) road loss to fourth ranked Vitebsk (17-11) 71-76. Impuls BGUIR was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 18-10 third quarter run of Vitebsk. They also forced 19 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Naturalized Armenian forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and guard Kiril Volodkin (190-91) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for Impuls BGUIR in the defeat. Four Impuls BGUIR players scored in double figures. Vitebsk maintains fourth place with 17-11 record. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: V.Ovsepyan 21+5reb, I.Aladko 18+5reb+9ast, M.Ovsepyan 10+8reb+6ast, P.Kadol 8+5reb+4ast, A.Kachan 6+1reb, R.Pishcheyko 5+4reb
Impuls BGUIR: Y.Kurapau 17+5reb+1ast, K.Volodkin 16+3reb+4ast, G.Zahar 13+17reb+3ast, M.Shustov 11+6reb+5ast, Y.Ignatev 9+5reb, A.Matveev 5+7reb
gschID: 530037


Prinemanye - Brest 81-49

Seventh ranked Prinemanye (7-19) crushed at home 8th ranked Brest (4-24) by 32 points 81-49, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Prinemanye. Brest was better in third quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Brest to just 6 points in first quarter. Prinemanye forced 21 Brest turnovers. It was a quality performance for point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) accounted for 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Pavel Moroz (193-88) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Brest in the defeat. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Prinemanye maintains seventh place with 7-19 record. Brest lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 24 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Prinemanye: A.Navoichyk 28+5reb+3ast, P.Suvorov 22+6reb+5ast, D.Chumakov 11+18reb, A.Vasilenko 8+2reb, V.Svakel 7+3reb+3ast, A.Vodeyko 3+3reb
Brest: D.Dmitruk 14+10reb, P.Moroz 12+5reb+1ast, A.Stepura 9+1reb+2ast, S.Moshko 4+2reb+1ast, V.Konovchuk 4+4reb, M.Samusik 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 530035


COR-Borisfen - GOCOR-Sozh 94-80

Very predictable result in Mogilev where second ranked COR-Borisfen (24-2) defeated bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (3-23) 94-80. COR-Borisfen players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by GOCOR-Sozh's players. It was an exceptional evening for Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) accounted for 29 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) came up with 36 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively for GOCOR-Sozh in the defeat. COR-Borisfen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 24-2 record behind leader Grodno-93. GOCOR-Sozh lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 23 lost games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: E.Ivanov 29+7reb, A.Aheyenka 21+15reb+3ast, S.Tatur 13+8reb+8ast, M.Kozlovets 12+12reb+6ast, A.Kharkevich 8+5ast, P.Bliznets 6+5reb
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 36+5reb+2ast, A.Kopacev 18+11reb+2ast, E.Dudov 9+15reb+2ast, E.Rybkin 7+3reb+2ast, I.Scherba 5+4ast, A.Kharitonov 5+2reb
gschID: 530038





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

24-year old shooting guard Andrei Aheyenka (193-SG-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked COR-Borisfen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
He had a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds, while his team outclassed GOCOR-Sozh (#9, 3-23) with 51-point margin 108-57. COR-Borisfen maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian league. COR-Borisfen has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 24-2. Aheyenka has many years of experience at COR-Borisfen, through which he has constantly improved. Andrei Aheyenka averages this season 7.1ppg and 6.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Yuriy Ignatev (202-F-91) of Impuls BGUIR. He is a forward in his 7th season at Impuls BGUIR. In the last game Ignatev recorded impressive 32 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Impuls BGUIR lost that game 88-95 to slightly higher-ranked Vitebsk (#4, 17-11). Impuls BGUIR managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ignatev is one of the most experienced players at Impuls BGUIR and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) of Tsmoki II (#3). Liutych scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Liutych's great performance Tsmoki II lost 70-88 to #1 ranked Grodno-93. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Tsmoki II needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 18 victories and 8 lost games. Liutych has a great season in Belarus. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pavel Suvorov (185-G-95) of Prinemanye - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Ruslan Kutskevich (202-F-95) of Prinemanye - 12 points and 10 rebounds
6. Yuri Mishukov (205-C-85) of Grodno-93 - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Vytautas Kamarunas (178-PG-89) of COR-Borisfen - 26 points and 3 assists
9. Ivan Aladko (193-PG-95) of Vitebsk - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Alexander Kharkevich (186-G-86) of COR-Borisfen - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 15 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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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.7 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar16.1 
 4. Simpson, Liege15.6 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.3 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven14.8 
 7. Ware, Antwerp14.8 
 8. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 9. Channels, Kango.14.4 
 10. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.4 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 3. Samhan, Leuven6.7 
 4. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .6.5 
 6. Simmons, Brussels6.5 
 7. Ubel, Brussels6.3 
 8. Fields, Liege6.3 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes6.1 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.1 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.3 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.2 
 7. Anderson, Limburg .4.1 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .4.1 
 9. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.0 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Billbury, Leuven1.7 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Channels, Kango.1.5 
 6. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 7. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 9. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 10. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Fields, Liege1.1 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende1.1 
 5. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 6. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.7 
 9. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels0.7 


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Lhoest, Ninane20.4 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.8 
 3. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.5 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco17.0 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Hilliman, Melsele16.4 
 9. Gorremans, Soba16.3 
 10. Guillemyn, Waregem15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.8 
 2. Dierickx, Ieper11.0 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.8 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.3 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.3 
 7. Gorremans, Soba7.3 
 8. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.3 
 9. Fall, Ieper7.3 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.7 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.5 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.4 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.3 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Kanda-K., Giants B3.3 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.3 
 8. Lhoest, Ninane3.2 
 9. Beaujean, Gembo B.2.9 
 10. Snyers, Houthalen2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.1 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.1 
 3. Benzouien, Royal B.2.1 
 4. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 5. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 6. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.5 
 7. Van-d., Ekeren1.5 
 8. Riahi, RPC A.1.4 
 9. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
 10. Lamot, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.0 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 4. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 5. Argeerts, Ekeren0.7 
 6. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 7. Dierickx, Ieper0.6 
 8. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 10. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.6 



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  BELIZE  


National Elite Basketball League to hold All Star Night and All Star Game - by Eurobasket News

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) will be hosting its third annual All-Star Night on Saturday, March 11 at St. Catherine Auditorium in Belize City. The activities will commence at 8 p.m. with the Three Point Shootout, followed by the Slam Dunk Contest at 8:30 p.m. In the nightcap, the All Star game, with a new twist will be played.

All Star Game
The All Star Game will see the Imports team up with the Belizean Americans to form one team to challenge our local All Stars. Players on the Belizean American and Imports squad are listed below.

Guards
George Williams (198-G-90, college: Wayland Baptist) - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Leroy Louriano (173-PG-91) - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Dillmore Conorquie - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Forwards/Centers
James Ewing (198-F-90, college: Mercyhurst) - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Rassi Jenkins - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Kenny Brown - Belize City No Limit
Richard Smith III - Belmopan Bandits
Richard Troyer (196-SF-84, college: Utah Valley) - Cayo Western Ballaz
Tahj Wells (208-C-89, college: Edward Waters) - Dangriga Dream Ballers

The players for the local All Star team will be selected via fan votes and votes from team managers. The starting five will be selected by popular fan vote, via Facebook likes. Fans are to go to the NEBL Face Book page and vote for their favorite players that they would like to see represent the local squad for the All Star Game. Voting is done by positions. The remaining seven reserves will then be selected by team managers and the media. Below is the list of players who will be selected to make the 12 man roster. The top 2 guards and top 3 big men from FB votes, will decide the starters. Voting will take place from Sunday, February 26 - Saturday, March 4.

Guards
Edgar Mitchell (G/F) - Belmopan Bandits
Gregory Rudon (181-G) - Belmopan Bandits
Daniel Nolberto - Cayo Western Ballaz
Roger Reneau - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Randy Usher - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Ashton Edwards - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Lincey Lopez - Belize City No Limit
Akeem Trapp - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Winston Pratt - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Forwards/Centers
Farron Louriano - Belmopan Bandits
Brandon Flowers - Cayo Western Ballaz
Darwin Leslie - Cayo Western Ballaz
Quinton Bowen - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Raul Roches - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Kurt Burgess - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Brian White - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Akeem Watters - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Andrew Ortiz - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Marcus Lewis - Belize City No Limit

The coach with the best record going into the All Star weekend will coach the local team, and the coach with the second best winning record will coach the Imports/Belizean American team.
Courtesy of: guardian.bz



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  BRAZIL  

Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 18
 1. Smith, Botafogo.18.0 
 2. Bispo, Botafogo.16.0 
 3. Lima, Santos/M.15.0 
 4. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.13.0 
 5. Russell, Botafogo.12.0 
 6. Lima, Santos/M.12.0 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.10.0 
 8. Machado, Santos/M.9.0 
 9. Perez, Botafogo.7.0 
 10. da-Silva, Botafogo.5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Abner MOREIRA
  Botafogo.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Moreira, Botafogo.6.0 
 2. Russell, Botafogo.6.0 
 3. Perez, Botafogo.5.0 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.4.0 
 5. Bispo, Botafogo.4.0 
 6. Serejo, Santos/M.4.0 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.3.0 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.3.0 
 9. Flowers, Botafogo.3.0 
 10. Smith, Botafogo.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Wesley RUSSELL
  Botafogo.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Russell, Botafogo.4.0 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.4.0 
 3. Serejo, Santos/M.3.0 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.3.0 
 5. Perez, Botafogo.2.0 
 6. Moreira, Botafogo.2.0 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.1.0 
 8. Machado, Santos/M.1.0 
 9. Barbosa, Santos/M.0.0 
 10. Flowers, Botafogo.0.0 
Steals Per Game
 Adriano MACHADO
  Santos/M.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Machado, Santos/M.2.0 
 2. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.0 
 3. Correa, Botafogo.1.0 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.0.0 
 5. Filho, Botafogo.0.0 
 6. Ruiz, Botafogo F.R.0.0 
 7. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.0.0 
 8. Perez, Botafogo.0.0 
 9. Bispo, Botafogo.0.0 
 10. Moreira, Botafogo.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luis Fernando LIMA
  Santos/M.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lima, Santos/M.3.0 
 2. Perez, Botafogo.1.0 
 3. Machado, Santos/M.1.0 
 4. Barbosa, Santos/M.1.0 
 5. Filho, Botafogo.0.0 
 6. da-Silva, Botafogo.0.0 
 7. Correa, Botafogo.0.0 
 8. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.0.0 
 9. Bispo, Botafogo.0.0 
 10. Lima, Santos/M.0.0 


Mogi lands Geovane Teixeira - by Paulo Freire

Defending champion Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor (NBB) tabbed 19-year old point guard Geovane Teixeira (186-98) from Minas.

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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Shelton, Rilski23.9 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.3 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.4 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.6 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan16.9 
 7. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.8 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.7 
 9. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.4 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.3 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.0 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.9 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol8.6 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan8.6 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Bruinsma, Rilski7.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.6 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.2 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.8 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.8 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.6 
 8. Aleksiev, Beroe4.3 
 9. Dudev, Spartak .4.1 
 10. Marinov, Balkan4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.3 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 5. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 6. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 7. Hott, Balkan1.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.7 
 9. Gibson, Beroe1.6 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.3 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 5. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 6. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.7 
 10. Veselinov, Levski0.7 


Division A Round 5 (Second Stage): UE Varna beat Rilski 2 - by Eurobasket News

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

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Second ranked UE Varna faced 4th placed Rilski 2. Guests from Varna (4-1) defeated host Rilski 2 (2-3) 87-74. The game was mostly controlled by UE Varna. Rilski 2 managed to win fourth quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UE Varna maintains second place in A with 4-1 record behind leader Cherno More 2. Rilski 2 at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. UE Varna are looking forward to face Levski 2014-2 (#3) in Sofia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rilski 2 will play on the road against Chavdar in Troyan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader Akademik Sofia delivered the fifth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Chavdar (1-4) 108-69. Akademik Sofia maintains first place in A with 5-0 record. Chavdar at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Akademik Sofia will play against Vidabasket (#6) in Vidin in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Chavdar will play at home against Rilski 2 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Vidabasket (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 96-68 loss to third ranked Levski 2014-2 (3-2) in Sofia on Sunday evening. Levski 2014-2 maintains third place in A with 3-2 record having just two points less than leader Cherno More 2. Loser Vidabasket still closes the standings with five games lost. Levski 2014-2 will meet at home league's second-placed UE Varna in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against the league's leader Akademik Sofia (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked CSKA (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-78 loss to eleventh ranked Dolphin (2-3) in Dolphin. Dolphin moved-up to tenth place in A. Newly promoted CSKA still closes the standings with four games lost. Dolphin's next round opponent will be Akademik Varna (#11) on the road. CSKA will play against Akademik Varna and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 5 In A Akademik Varna was defeated by Dunav 2016 in Ruse 94-89. Cherno More 2 beat Shumen at home 81-72.

Places 1-6
Rilski 2 - UE Varna 74-87

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Second ranked UE Varna faced 4th placed Rilski 2. Guests from Varna (4-1) defeated host Rilski 2 (2-3) 87-74. The game was mostly controlled by UE Varna. Rilski 2 managed to win fourth quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UE Varna maintains second place in A with 4-1 record behind leader Cherno More 2. Rilski 2 at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. UE Varna are looking forward to face Levski 2014-2 (#3) in Sofia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rilski 2 will play on the road against Chavdar in Troyan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Akademik Sofia - Chavdar 108-69

Undefeated leader Akademik Sofia delivered the fifth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Chavdar (1-4) 108-69. The game without a history. Akademik Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Akademik Sofia maintains first place in A with 5-0 record. Chavdar at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Akademik Sofia will play against Vidabasket (#6) in Vidin in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Chavdar will play at home against Rilski 2 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Levski 2014-2 - Vidabasket 96-68

Bottom-ranked Vidabasket (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 96-68 loss to third ranked Levski 2014-2 (3-2) in Sofia on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Levski 2014-2. Vidabasket managed to win third quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski 2014-2 maintains third place in A with 3-2 record having just two points less than leader Cherno More 2. Loser Vidabasket still closes the standings with five games lost. Levski 2014-2 will meet at home league's second-placed UE Varna in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against the league's leader Akademik Sofia (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 534065


Places 7-12
Dunav 2016 - Akademik Varna 94-89

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Akademik Varna's (1-3) road loss to ninth ranked Dunav 2016 (3-2) 89-94. It looked good early as Akademik Varna took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dunav 2016 had a 31-21 second period charge getting the lead and Akademik Varna was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 89-94. Dunav 2016 maintains ninth place in A with 3-2 record. Akademik Varna at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with three games lost. Dunav 2016's next round opponent will be higher ranked Shumen (#8) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akademik Varna will play against CSKA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534070


Cherno More 2 - Shumen 81-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with leader Cherno More 2's (5-0) home victory over 8th ranked Shumen (3-2) 81-72. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 maintains seventh place in A with 5-0 record. Shumen at the other side keeps the eighth position with two games lost. Cherno More 2's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked CSKA (#12) which should be theoretically an easy game. Shumen will play against Dunav 2016 (#9) in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534069


Dolphin - CSKA 87-78

Bottom-ranked CSKA (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-78 loss to eleventh ranked Dolphin (2-3) in Dolphin. CSKA was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Dolphin, which allowed them to win the game. Dolphin moved-up to tenth place in A. Newly promoted CSKA still closes the standings with four games lost. Dolphin's next round opponent will be Akademik Varna (#11) on the road. CSKA will play against Akademik Varna and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 534068





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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kadre GRAY
  Laurentian
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Gray, Laurentian24.2 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.9 
 3. Morgan, UBC22.1 
 4. Scott, UPEI21.5 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.1 
 6. Curcic, Memorial20.0 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.9 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.19.8 
 9. Masters, UNB19.7 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.3 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 6. Nissen, Acadia9.6 
 7. Iegorov, TRU9.6 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Omoerah, Manitoba9.4 
 10. Elgadi, Brock9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ritchie KANZA MATA
  Dalhousie
  (184-G-)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Mata, Dalhousie5.8 
 2. Masters, UNB5.7 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.6 
 4. Bonhomme, Manitoba5.0 
 5. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 6. Miller, Acadia4.7 
 7. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.3 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.7 
 4. Mata, Dalhousie2.5 
 5. Small, Ryerson2.5 
 6. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 7. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 8. Masters, UNB2.3 
 9. Moore, Saskatch.2.2 
 10. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.4 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia2.1 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 8. Pierre-C., Ottawa1.6 
 9. James, MacEwan1.5 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 


Tigers win third-consecutive AUS championship title - by Eurobasket News

The Dalhousie Tigers and the Saint Mary's Huskies faced off in the men's championship game ofthe Subway AUS Basketball Championships Sundayat the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. The Tigers earned a 63-60 win to earn the 2017 AUS conference title. Sven Stammberger (198-F) (Halifax, N.S.) led the Tigers in points with 21, adding one assist, two steals, one block, and going 5-9 from the three-point line. The Tigers struggled to get on the board early in the opening quarter, with the Huskies taking off to an early 8-0 lead just two minutes into the first. Saint Mary'sheld their lead after 10 minutes of play, to enter the second frame with a 19-14 edge. AUS first team all-star Marquis Clayton (175-PG) (Halifax, N.S.) led the Huskies in the first with seven points, while Stammberger shot 2-2 at the three-point line to rack up eight points for the Tigers. The Huskies extended their lead throughout the second quarter, as a buzzer beater three-pointer from Clayton allowed the Huskies to take a 39-29 lead at the halfway mark. The Tigers began to mount their comeback in the thirdquarter. A steal from Ritchie Kanza Mata (184-G) (Toronto, Ont.) at the halfway point of the third quarter allowedhim to go to the basket for a layup, tying the game at 39-39. Twenty seconds later, a Stammberger three-pointer and layup from Ryall Stroud (Toronto, Ont.) gave the Tigers a 47-42 edge, their first lead of the game. Dalhousie outscored Saint Mary's 20-6 in the third to hold a 49-45 edge heading into the final 10 minutes of regulation. The fourth quarter saw back-and-forth action, with the Huskies looking to regain their lead. A massive dunk followed by a layup from Theon Reefer (198-G) (Toronto, Ont.) cut the Tigers lead to 62-60 with just 38 seconds remaining in the frame. But it wouldn't be enough. A made free throw by Jordan Aquino-Serjue (183-PG) (Montreal, Que.) made the score 63-60 as the Tigers held on for the championship win. The Subway Player of the Game was awarded to Dalhousie's Stammberger, while Brian Rouse (193-G) (Mississauga, Ont.) earned the honourfor Saint Mary's. Rouse recorded18 points, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal. AUS Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-star Kanza Mata earned the Wilson's Security Defensive Player of the Game award for the Tigers, while Clayton earned the honour for the Huskies. Kanza Mata posted 19 points for Dalhousie, adding five rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Clayton recorded 16 points for Saint Mary's, along withone rebound, two assists, three steals, and one block. Kanza Mata was named the championship MVP. The tournament all-star team was made up of Tigers Stammberger, Kanza Mata and AUS first-team all-star Kashrell Lawrence (Brampton, Ont.), along with Saint Mary's Clayton and Rouse. Both the Huskies and the Tigers now advance to the ArcelormittalDofasco U Sports Final 8 national championship being held March 9-12-also at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.
Courtesy of: dalhousie.prestosports.com



No. 2 Rams defeat No. 1 Ravens to win the Wilson Cup for second straight season - by Eurobasket News

In a rematch of last year's OUA championship game, the Ryerson Rams once again defeated the Carleton Ravens, 86-79, to win their second straight Wilson Cup title. Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-G-93) had a tremendous 29-point and 12-rebound performance against the top defence in the nation to lead his team to the gold medal. After losing to the Rams 73-68 in last year's finals, 2017 OUA MVP Connor led the Ravens with 25-points and 7 triples, but ultimately fell short to the visiting Ryerson squad. With the OUA title under their belt, the Rams will now look to Halifax for the U SPORTS national championship tournament, starting Thursday, March 9. The Rams started the game on fire from deep, opening the scoring with a triple by Peter-McNeilly on their first possession of the game. Eddie Ekiyor (206-F-97) responded on the other end with a thunderous throwdown for the Ravens' first points of the game, but the Rams proceeded to hit five threes in the opening five minutes of the game, shooting 5-for-8 from deep to start. The Ravens closed the gap by the end of the first, trailing by just one with 36 seconds left in the opening quarter after a Mitch Wood jumper, but Filip Vujadinovic (201-F) hit his team's seventh triple as the buzzer expired, giving the Rams a 21-17 lead at the end of one. Peter-McNeilly scored the first points of the second quarter as well, but the Ravens immediately went on a 7-0 run to capture their first lead of the game, off a Ryan Ejim (201-F) post move. Juwon Grannum (198-F) of the Rams retook the lead for his team with a pullup jumper, but Ekiyor's second dunk of the game, halfway through the second quarter, tied it up at 26 apiece. The game got more physical as the teams traded the lead back and forth to close out the second, with neither team able to pull ahead by more than a few points. Peter-McNeilly drew a foul with 4.2 seconds left in the first half, sunk the two free throws, and had his team up 38-34 at the break. Peter-McNeilly scored 18 points for the Rams by the break, accounting for three of his team's nine first-half triples. Ekiyor led the Ravens with 10 points and nine rebounds at the half, while Connor Wood (193-G) had 8 points off two triples. The Ravens outrebounded the Rams 24-14 in the opening half, but the Rams' terrific defence (5 steals and 4 blocks in the half) and their sweet shooting gave them the advantage to start. The Ravens came out hard in the third, scoring six straight to start the quarter and take the lead. Ammanuel Diressa (196-G-93, college: Tenn Tech) of the Rams responded with nine straight points for his team, putting the Rams back up by three. Connor Wood hit his third triple of the game at the perfect time, tying up the game at 47 with 4:45 to go. The Ravens and Rams traded leads a few more times throughout the third, but the Ravens went on a 10-2 run to close out the quarter, and they had a 58-54 lead going into the final period. "I told them to just keep going, stick to the gameplan," said Rams head coach Roy Rana . "It's more about that, more about execution and motivation." The Ravens and Rams traded triples to begin the fourth, going back to back with neither team able to gain the upper hand. Ryerson finally broke the stalemate by going on a 11-1 run, capped off by a pair of Peter-McNeilly free-throws to put the Rams up 70-66. Connor Wood hit his sixth triple of the game to cut the lead to one, but Ryerson went on another run, 7-0 this time, to regain control. The Ravens kept coming, led by Ekiyor who scored 5 straight to keep his team in the game, but a Diressa triple with 1:08 left on the clock put the Rams up by 8, effectively crushing the Ravens' chances. Connor Wood hit another triple with 23 seconds left to cut the lead to five, but the Rams held on until the final buzzer, and walked away with their second straight Wilson Cup. We let them get too many one-on-one looks (at the end)," said Connor Wood, when asked what went wrong for the Ravens near the end. "We let them get to the rim too many times without helping on defence, and had some turnovers, mostly by myself. We gotta make sure we hold it together for all 40 minutes." Ammanuel Diressa ended with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the RRams. The duo of Peter-McNeilly and Diressa closed out the game in spectacular fashion for Ryerson, combining for 24 of the Rams' 32 fourth quarter points. "It's great because it shows us that we can play in crunch time and that we don't have to get down on each other," said Diressa. "Just move on to the next play, we know when we get into these situations later on in the season, or next year, we can be confident that we can make plays and that guys won't be rattled." The Rams also stepped it up defensively against the Ravens, collecting 12 steals and 11 blocks throughout the game. Combined with their 14 made triples on the night, the Rams outplayed the Ravens on both ends of the court to secure their second straight OUA championship. "Every game is different," said coach Rama. "It comes down to possessions when you play good teams, and we made big shots down the stretch." Ekiyor ended the game with 22 points and 12 rebounds on 9-for-13 shooting from the field, including many big dunks on the night, but was ultimately unable to close out the game for the Ravens. Kaza Kajami-Keane finished with 11 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in the loss, and Ryan Ejim chipped in 10 points and 7 boards. Much like the Gee-Gees in their bronze medal game against Brock, the Ravens shot poorly from the charity stripe (8-for-16, 50%), the difference maker in such a close contest. Although the Ravens walked away on Saturday with the tough loss, they will continue their season, alongside the Rams, in Halifax next week for the U SPORTS national championship tournament. "They won nationals last year so I know they won't be worried about this game too much," said Diressa of the Ravens. "I know they're gonna move on from this, watch film, and take away from this game." Connor Wood had a simple answer on what would motivate him looking forward to nationals: "This game." The national championship tournament will tip-off on Thursday, March 9th in Halifax, NS.
Courtesy of: oua.ca



Golden Bears win 12th Canada West men's hoops title - by Eurobasket News

Manitoba's Cinderella playoff run ended Saturday night at the hands of the Alberta Golden Bears, who controlled the 2017 Canada West Championship Game from start to finish en route to a 92-73 victory. It's Alberta's 12th title in men's basketball and third of the decade after winning in 2012 and 2014. First-team all-star Brody Clarke (206-PF-96) was unstoppable, finishing with a 29-12 double-double, while co-captain Mamadou Gueye (198-F-93) finished with 20 and eight, following his monster 30-point game in the semi-final. "I just thank my teammates," Clarke said. Like what happened against Saskatchewan the day before, Alberta's opponent simply couldn't make threes, finishing 4-22 from downtown. At the other end, Canada West's best three-point shooting team finished 10-21 from beyond the arc and shot 54 per cent for the game. It's the second title for Gueye, who was part of the 2014 team as a rookie. "I'm just so happy right now," he said. After sweeping UBC on the road and then an incredible 74-72 victory over the host Dinos the night before, Manitoba fought all night and stayed within striking distance up until the fourth quarter when Alberta pulled away. Up by six at halftime, the two teams traded baskets in the third with Alberta leading by seven going into the fourth. The Golden Bears scored the first four points of the quarter, pushing the lead to 10 with five and a half minutes remaining at 72-62. Manitoba would cut it to eight, but then recruit Geoff Pippus (196-G) got hot, hitting three threes in just over a minute to make it 84-66, as Alberta cruised to victory. The former UBC Thunderbird had seven points going into the fourth, but ended up scoring 11 in the final frame, while second-team all-star Austin Waddoups (188-PG, college: Salt Lake CC), another addition this year, had a solid game with 17 points. The Bisons were led by forward by Keith Omoerah (193-G), who finished with his fifth playoff double-double in six games with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while A.J. Basi also finished with 17 points and Ilarion Bonhomme added 15. Manitoba and Alberta now move onto the U SPORTS Final 8 Tournament next weekend in Halifax.
Courtesy of: canadawest.org



Redmen make Citadins arrest, claim fourth RSEQ title in five years - by Eurobasket News

Jenning Leung (185-G) scored 15 points and was one of four teammates in double digits as the McGill University men's basketball team cruised to an 82-65 victory over the UQAM Citadins at the RSEQ Final Four championship held in the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau, Saturday. The Redmen not only claimed their fourth conference crown in five years but also qualified for the U SPORTS Final Eight national championship, which will take place in Halifax, N.S., March 9-12. They mimicked the Martlets, who had captured the conference title earlier in the day with a 63-51 win over Concordia. It marked the fourth time in five years that McGill had swept both the Quebec men's and women's titles after having never achieved the feat. And the icing on the cake was a third RSEQ championship when the Martlets skated to a 3-0 shutout at Concordia. It was the first time in school history that McGill had won the trifecta. Leung shot 5-for-10 from the floor, including 2-for-6 from three-point range, and sank three of four free-throw attempts. The psychology senior dished out a half-dozen assists to go with two steals and a pair of rebounds. "Of course the win feels great but we have been very business-like all season," said the 6-foot-1 point guard who was named this week as a first-team conference all-star. "Our real journey is Nationals. We've had two years of underachieving so we definitely want to make a splash this year in Halifax." Head coach David DeAveiro had plenty of praise for his point guard. "Jenning has been amazing. If you look at his story and how he "walked on" four years ago, it's incredible. He wasn't even promised a spot on the roster and now he is the leader of the team and does so many different things for us offensively." Three other Redmen also reached double figures in scoring. Dele Ogundokun (188-G) of Hamilton, Ont., scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds, had two assists and a pair of steals. He was also named as the team's player of the game for the second consecutive night. Michael Peterkin (193-G/F) of Toronto added 13 points and ripped down seven rebounds. He was 6-for-9 from the floor, drilling his only shot from downtown. Noah Daoust (203-C-95), a 6-foot-8 centre from Dorval, Que., scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds. He shot 4-for-9 from the floor, sank one of three treys, made three of five freebies and dished out five assists. The Citadins made the first basket of the game and took a 3-0 advantage but that would be their only lead of the game as McGill moved ahead 19-16 after the first quarter and 42-32 at the half. The Redmen saved their best for the second half as they outscored UQAM 25-9 in the third frame and had a 30-point lead mid-way through the fourth before making liberal substitutions. UQAM took the final frame 24-15. "The third quarter won us the game today," added DeAveiro. "I credit our defence as we held them to nine and then went on a run offensively. When we get in that kind of groove we are hard to beat." UQAM player of the game Greishe Clerjuste (188-G-93) led his side with 24 points and collected five rebounds. He was followed by Ibrahima Sylla -- brother of former Martlets star Myriam Sylla -- with 13 points and a half-dozen rebounds, and Stefan Mitrovic of Ste-Foy, Que., who registered eight points and two rebounds. McGill had a 37-32 rebounding advantage, a 10-8 margin in steals and won the turnover battle 21-18. They moved the ball around well and were credited wth 20 assists to UQAM's 13. "We really don't care who scores," noted DeAveiro about his balanced scoring and players' unselfishness. "Everyone on the floor needs to be a threat to score. We try to get the best shot every time and it doesn't matter who takes it." The Redmen shot a stellar 50.8 per cent from the floor (32/63) and 11-for-25 from three-point range. They went 7-for-14 from the free-throw line. UQAM shot 38.3 per cent (23/60), made just four of 21 from beyond the arc and sank 15 of 21 opportunities from the stripe. As conference champions, McGill will be ranked among the top six teams when the seedings are announced Sunday for next week's Final Eight tournament at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. The team is expected to fly out to the maritimes on Tuesday night. "I think this group is hungry," said DeAveiro with an eye towards the Nationals. "We are a little bit older and wiser this year. I think we have learned from last year's tough loss to Calgary." "It's going to be a long week of prep," added Ogundokun, who was banged up and played 30 minutes after spending the entire 40 minutes on the court the previous night in a hard-fought 59-48 semifinal win over Laval. "Everyone is going to have to get their body ready after this tough weekend."
Courtesy of: mcgilathletics.ca



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30.2
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.2 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas26.3 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.7 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.7 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas21.3 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.21.1 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud21.0 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Phillips, Puerto M.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.12.8 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.6 
 5. Taylor, Las Animas11.6 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 8. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 9. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.7 
 10. Louis, CD Valdivia10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.4 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.8 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.1 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 6. Saez, Tinguiri.4.4 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.7 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.7 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Scott, CDU C.3.0 
 2. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 3. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 7. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
 8. Del-Solar, Las A.1.6 
 9. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 10. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.3 
 4. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 5. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 6. Louis, CD Valdivia1.1 
 7. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 


Results and Stats from Liga Nacional Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

CDE Talca - CDU Concepcion 94-79

CDE Talca outgunned CDU Concepcion to take 2-1 lead in the quarterfinal series. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-79. 28 personal fouls committed by Universidad de Concepcion helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Eduardo Sepulveda (186-86) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Five Espanol de Talca players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who recorded 23 points and forward Diego Silva (186-93) added 11 points and 8 assists respectively. Universidad de Concepcion's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CDE Talca: D.McCombs 24+9reb+3ast, E.Sepulveda 21+3reb+4ast, P.Barraza 12+2reb+2ast, S.Bravo 11+1reb+2ast, D.Jones 11+5reb+2ast, R.Gomez 7+3reb+3ast
CDU Concepcion: A.Danridge 23+4reb+2ast, A.Scott 13+5reb, D.Silva 11+8ast, L.Tognon 8+6reb, M.Villagran 6+7reb+1ast, S.Saez 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 537355


Las Animas - Osorno 90-102

Osorno upset Las Animas on the road to spur ahead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Osorno Basquetbol. Las Animas managed to win third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Osorno Basquetbol made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Osorno Basquetbol especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American center Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). American forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) helped adding 25 points. Osorno Basquetbol's coach R Isbej used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Aspire Sports) with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international point guard Franco Morales (179-92) scored 26 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Osorno: B.Robinson 25+2reb+2ast, R.Okosa 23+6reb+2ast, J.Fontena 15+7reb+2ast, S.Salamanca 13+1reb, R.Munoz 13+3reb+5ast, F.Ibarra 7+6reb+1ast
Las Animas: F.Morales 26+4reb+4ast, T.Taylor 24+11reb+5ast, J.Del Solar 19+7reb+4ast, D.Cheek 11+5reb+3ast, M.Perez 4+1reb+1ast, D.Low 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 537356


Tinguiririca S.F. - Los Leones 77-99

Los Leones cruised past Tinguiririca on the road to step closer to the semifinal stage. The game without a history. Los Leones led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Los Leones outrebounded Tinguiririca S.F. 42-31 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American swingman Brandon Bowdry (200-88, college: E.Michigan, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama, agency: DTMones) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Los Leones players scored in double figures. Los Leones' coach Claudio Jorquera felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Argentinian power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (196-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists and Brazilian center Lucas Tischer (208-83) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tinguiririca S.F.
Top scorers:
Los Leones: B.Bowdry 31+15reb+1ast, D.Coleman 17+9reb+3ast, E.Arteaga 15+2reb+4ast, D.Jones 11+3reb+3ast, E.Marechal 10+3reb+1ast, I.Carrion 8+4reb
Tinguiririca S.F.: L.Tischer 20+6reb+4ast, J.Luis Abeiro 18+12reb+8ast, F.Pavez 14+4reb+3ast, M.Ernst 9+1reb+1ast, P.Saez 7+6reb+3ast, F.Acuna 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 537354


AB Ancud - CD Valdivia 74-69

AB Ancud topped CD Valdivia to secure 2-1 advantage. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Deportivo Valdivia won third quarter 21-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Reginald Larry (198-86, college: Boise St., agency: Pro Sports) helped adding 19 points and 13 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) with 29 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Arnold Louis (201-90, college: Savannah St., agency: HMS) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
AB Ancud: F.Centeno 27+7reb+3ast, R.Larry 19+13reb, P.Sandoval 16+1reb+6ast, D.Osses 6+1reb+1ast, R.Vera 6+6reb+3ast, H.Soto 0
CD Valdivia: D.Summers 29+7reb+1ast, A.Louis 18+6reb, F.Schuler 10+4reb+1ast, E.Carrasco 5+10reb+7ast, C.Altaner 3+2reb+1ast, C.Rosenberg 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 537357





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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 37.6
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.37.6 
 2. McCollum, Beiko.37.5 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.2 
 4. Cunningham, Jiangsu.34.0 
 5. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.9 
 6. Franklin, Shanxi BD33.6 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning FL32.5 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT30.7 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.5 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.9 
 4. Hickson, Fujian S.13.4 
 5. Sakakini, Tianj.13.3 
 6. Batista, Beikong FD12.8 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.8 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi B.12.1 
 9. Han, Liaoning FL12.1 
 10. Wang, Fujian S.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD8.8 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.5 
 3. Jeter, Tianjin GL7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.8 
 5. Buycks, Fujian S.6.4 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.9 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong GS2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang GB2.7 
 4. Fortson, Guangsha.2.6 
 5. Hudson, Liaoning FL2.5 
 6. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.4 
 8. McCollum, Beiko.2.3 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzho.2.3 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.6 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.2 
 3. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi B.1.9 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou LL1.9 
 7. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 9. Zhang, Shanghai S.1.5 
 10. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.5 


CBA Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Shenzhen complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai S. - Shenzhen L. 95-102 OT

Shenzhen upset Shanghai in overtime in the decisive fifth game of the series and sealed their semifinal appearance. Leopards outrebounded Sharks 61-49 including 22 on the offensive glass. Sharks were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Leopards players scored in double figures. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) answered with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (was perfect 20-for-20 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international center ZhaoXu Zhang (221-87, college: California) added 14 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) in the effort for Sharks.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 50+10reb+2ast, Z.ZhaoXu 14+9reb, C.Liang 10+7reb+1ast, Y.Guerschon 7+11reb+1ast, Z.Yi 6+1reb+3ast, L.XiaoYu 4+4reb+3ast
Shenzhen L.: L.Maciej 28+15reb+5ast, M.Duo 21+6reb+3ast, P.Jeremy 20+12reb+5ast, L.Muhao 13+14reb, G.QuAn 13+9reb, S.Zijie 2
gschID: 538426





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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb23.1 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.8 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.3 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.9 
 9. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.5 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan NOVACIC
  Jolly JBS
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.4 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.1 
 4. Halilovic, GKK S.6.9 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Arapovic, Cedevita6.0 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica5.7 
 10. Bundovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona8.5 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.9 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.6 
 5. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.6 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.1 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Babic, Zabok2.3 
 3. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 4. Sirko, KK Split2.1 
 5. Katic, Cedevita1.9 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.8 
 8. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. McDonald, Gorica0.8 
 7. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.7 
 8. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Zrnic, Zabok0.7 


A1 Round 19: Jolly are defeated by KK Zabok - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Jolly (15-4) and ninth ranked KK Zabok (7-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Jolly was defeated by KK Zabok in Zabok 98-85. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. Jolly managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 6 assists. Forward Marin Zrnic (201-88) helped adding 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). KK Zabok's coach Dragutin Crnjevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Ivan Novacic (201-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds. KK Zabok have a solid series of three victories in a row. KK Zabok maintains ninth place with 7-11 record. Jolly at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with GKK Sibenik. KK Zabok is looking forward to face higher ranked KK Zadar (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jolly will play against Cibona (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A1 top team - KK Split (16-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (10-9) 84-80. It was a quality performance for forward Henrik Sirko (201-93, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Damir Rancic accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Guard Jakov Mustapic (193-94) came up with 18 points for KK Vrijednosnice Osijek in the defeat. KK Split maintains first place with 16-3 record. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. KK Split will play against Gorica (#12) in Velika Gorica in the next round which should be an easy win for them. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek will play at home against H.Analitica (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Sinj between Alkar Sinj and KK Skrljevo. Eleventh ranked Alkar Sinj (5-14) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked KK Skrljevo (6-13). Alkar Sinj managed to escape with a 2-point win 75-73 on Saturday evening. Hrvoje Vucic fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Brian Williams produced 23 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Alkar Sinj maintains eleventh place with 5-14 record. Loser KK Skrljevo keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Alkar Sinj will meet bottom-ranked Kvarner (#14) in the next round. KK Skrljevo will play against GKK Sibenik (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Fifth ranked Cedevita (13-5) crushed at home 14th ranked Kvarner (2-17) by 32 points 75-43, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Dzanan Musa who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 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. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 13-5 record. Kvarner lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Gorica (#12) in Velika Gorica and are hoping to win another game. Kvarner will play at home against Alkar Sinj and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 19 Gorica was destroyed by GKK Sibenik on the opponent's court 100-75. H.Analitica was outscored by Zadar in a home game 73-96.

Alkar Sinj - Skrljevo 75-73

A very close game took place in Sinj between Alkar Sinj and KK Skrljevo. Eleventh ranked Alkar Sinj (5-14) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked KK Skrljevo (6-13). Alkar Sinj managed to escape with a 2-point win 75-73 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But KK Skrljevo won second period 16-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Alkar Sinj looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Center Hrvoje Vucic (212-91, college: Walsh) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Ivan Svalina (196-97) chipped in 9 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. American guard Brian Williams (187-92, college: Jacksonville St.) produced 23 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and the former international guard Sinisa Stemberger (196-79) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four KK Skrljevo players scored in double figures. Alkar Sinj maintains eleventh place with 5-14 record. Loser KK Skrljevo keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Alkar Sinj will meet bottom-ranked Kvarner (#14) in the next round. KK Skrljevo will play against GKK Sibenik (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: H.Vucic 23+8reb+1ast, N.Gaurina 13+4reb+3ast, K.Vucic 10+5reb+4ast, I.Svalina 9+5reb+10ast, D.Vrkic 7+3reb, M.Sarac 7+1reb+1ast
Skrljevo: B.Williams 23+1reb+7ast, S.Stemberger 17+6reb+4ast, D.Konjevic 12+2reb+1ast, J.Perkovic 10+5reb+4ast, N.Cook 6+11reb, A.Boban 5+5reb
gschID: 493530


KK Split - Vrij.Osijek 84-80

A1 top team - KK Split (16-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (10-9) 84-80. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. KK Split made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for forward Henrik Sirko (201-93, agency: XL Basketball Agency) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Damir Rancic (199-83, agency: XL Basketball Agency) accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side. Five KK Split players scored in double figures. Guard Jakov Mustapic (193-94) came up with 18 points and swingman Luka Katura (194-89) added 18 points respectively for KK Vrijednosnice Osijek in the defeat. KK Split maintains first place with 16-3 record. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. KK Split will play against Gorica (#12) in Velika Gorica in the next round which should be an easy win for them. KK Vrijednosnice Osijek will play at home against H.Analitica (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
KK Split: H.Sirko 23+6reb+3ast, M.Kalajzic 17+2reb+3ast, D.Rancic 14+5reb+5ast, M.Kedzo 13+2reb, F.Najev 10+3reb+2ast, S.Subotic 4+1reb+2ast
Vrij.Osijek: J.Mustapic 18+3reb+2ast, L.Katura 18+3reb+1ast, D.Vukovic 10+9reb+1ast, J.Robinson 9+5reb, A.Sarac 8+4reb+1ast, A.Dosen 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493528


Zabok - Jolly JBS 98-85

The game between second ranked Jolly (15-4) and ninth ranked KK Zabok (7-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Jolly was defeated by KK Zabok in Zabok 98-85. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. Jolly managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 6 assists. Forward Marin Zrnic (201-88) helped adding 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). KK Zabok's coach Dragutin Crnjevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Ivan Novacic (201-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Mike Scott (183-93, college: Idaho, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 14 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KK Zabok have a solid series of three victories in a row. KK Zabok maintains ninth place with 7-11 record. Jolly at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with GKK Sibenik. KK Zabok is looking forward to face higher ranked KK Zadar (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jolly will play against Cibona (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zabok: H.Puljko 24+4reb+6ast, M.Zrnic 19+4reb, P.Vrlika 14+5reb, N.Tomsick 11+2reb+2ast, I.Polutak 10+3reb, P.Babic 7+3reb+4ast
Jolly JBS: I.Novacic 21+9reb+2ast, M.Scott 14+3reb+6ast, B.Markulin 13+4reb, N.Dosen 13+4reb+2ast, I.Papac 7+6reb+1ast, J.Brkic 6+4reb
gschID: 493533


GKK Sibenik - Gorica 100-75

Very expected game when 12th ranked Gorica (3-14) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked GKK Sibenik (15-4) 100-75. The game without a history. GKK Sibenik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. GKK Sibenik outrebounded Gorica 35-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Gorica's players. GKK Sibenik brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian forward Miralem Halilovic (205-91) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Roko Badzim (197-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five GKK Sibenik players scored in double figures. GKK Sibenik's coach Vladimir Anzulovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Bosnian forward Ante Masic (200-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with 24 points and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and American point guard Javan Felix (180-94, college: Texas) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Gorica. GKK Sibenik have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Jolly JBS. Gorica at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. GKK Sibenik's next round opponent will be KK Skrljevo (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Gorica will play against Cedevita in Zagreb and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GKK Sibenik: I.Ivanov 16+2reb+3ast, K.Radovcic 13+1reb+4ast, I.Siriscevic 12+2reb+3ast, M.Halilovic 11+9reb+7ast, I.Turkyilmaz 10+6reb+2ast, R.Badzim 10+9reb+3ast
Gorica: A.Masic 24+4reb+5ast, J.Felix 21+4reb+4ast, L.Prgomet 13+1ast, D.Rados 5, T.McDonald 5+5reb, M.Petrovic 3+5reb+6ast
gschID: 493529


H.Analitica - Zadar 73-96

Very predictable result in Zagreb where sixth ranked KK Zadar (12-7) smashed 13th ranked H.Analitica (3-16) 96-73. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zadar. H.Analitica was better in fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zadar shot 61.3 percent from the field. KK Zadar had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. KK Zadar brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Mislav Brzoja (198-94, college: Evansville, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international Ivan Ramljak (203-90) contributed with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. KK Zadar's coach Aramis Naglic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Marko Raic (190-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Julian Rajic (206-85) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for H.Analitica. KK Zadar have a solid series of four victories in a row. KK Zadar maintains sixth place with 12-7 record. H.Analitica lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. KK Zadar's next round opponent will be KK Zabok (#9) in Zabok. H.Analitica will play on the road against KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Zadar: M.Kovacevic 14, Y.Franke 14+5reb, M.Brzoja 13+6reb+5ast, I.Marinkovic 12+2reb+1ast, T.Jelenkovic 12+4ast, A.Yanev Georgiev 9+3reb
H.Analitica: J.Rajic 17+6reb, I.Svoboda 16+1reb+2ast, M.Raic 14+6reb+5ast, J.Skara 8+4reb+5ast, H.Garfolic 6+4reb+1ast, D.Usic 5+1reb
gschID: 493527


Cedevita - Kvarner 2010 75-43

Fifth ranked Cedevita (13-5) crushed at home 14th ranked Kvarner (2-17) by 32 points 75-43, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kvarner to just 5 points in first quarter. Cedevita dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Kvarner's 22. Cedevita forced 19 Kvarner turnovers and outrebounded them 53-26 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian Dzanan Musa (204-99, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. International center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Mauro Veljacic (183-93) answered with 11 points and point guard Mario Pesut (184-90) added 6 points in the effort for Kvarner. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 13-5 record. Kvarner lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Gorica (#12) in Velika Gorica and are hoping to win another game. Kvarner will play at home against Alkar Sinj and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: D.Musa 17+10reb+3ast, L.Buljevic 11+3reb, M.Arapovic 10+3reb, M.Bilan 9+9reb+1ast, L.Babic 6+2reb+6ast, M.Tomas 5+2reb+1ast
Kvarner 2010: M.Veljacic 11+4reb+3ast, M.Pesut 6+3reb+3ast, I.Kucan 6, F.Kalpic 5+3reb+2ast, M.Vucic 4+4reb+1ast, J.Barnjak 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493531





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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Jaxen, Etha20.4 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.7 
 5. Brezec, AEK15.5 
 6. Ray, Enosis15.3 
 7. Bussey, Apoel15.2 
 8. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.8 
 10. Pittakas, Apollon14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis8.2 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.4 
 5. Brezec, AEK6.9 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.8 
 7. Dasic, AEK6.7 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 9. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 10. Barnes, Etha5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.9 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.2 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.9 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.4 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 6. Koronides, Apollon4.0 
 7. Jaxen, Etha4.0 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.3 
 9. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 10. Jones, Apollon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.9 
 3. Pittakas, Apollon1.8 
 4. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 5. Washington, Enosis1.7 
 6. Barker, Keravnos1.6 
 7. Thomas, AEK1.5 
 8. Blakes, Enosis1.4 
 9. Ray, Enosis1.4 
 10. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. Suleiman, Apollon1.0 
 5. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 6. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 7. Panayiotou, Etha0.8 
 8. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel0.6 
 10. Parks, Keravnos0.6 


Division A Round 18 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

The most shocking disappointment of round 18 was a home defeat of 5th ranked Apollon (3-15) to sixth ranked Etha (4-14) 96-83 in the game for the fifth place. The game was mostly controlled by Etha. Apollon managed to win second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Apollon's 22. Etha had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Apollon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) scored 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Leron Barnes (196-93, college: Houston) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Aristides Koronides (188-82) with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Etha moved-up to fifth place. Apollon lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Etha are looking forward to face higher ranked Apoel (#3) in Nicosia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Apollon will play on the road against the league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was AEK's (#2, 14-4) victory against one of their biggest challengers Apoel (9-9) 73-69. Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) notched 8 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Primoz Brezec supported him with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 20 points by American guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) did not help to save the game for Apoel. AEK (14-4) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Apoel at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. AEK will play against Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Apoel will play on the road against Etha in Nicosia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Keravnos' (#1, 16-2) victory against 4th ranked Enosis (8-10) 76-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Enosis. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Kenny Barker who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Eric Washington who recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!). Enosis' coach Nikolas Papadopoulos rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Keravnos maintains first position with 16-2 record. Loser Enosis keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Keravnos will meet at home bottom-ranked Apollon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Enosis will play against the league's second-placed AEK in Larnaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Apoel - AEK 69-73

Very significant was AEK's (#2, 14-4) victory against one of their biggest challengers Apoel (9-9) 73-69. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Apoel won third quarter 19-6. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when AEK won last quarter 23-20. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) notched 8 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) supported him with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 20 points by American guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) did not help to save the game for Apoel. His fellow American import forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) added 13 points and 9 rebounds. AEK (14-4) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Apoel at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. AEK will play against Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Apoel will play on the road against Etha in Nicosia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Apoel: T.Bussey 20+4reb+2ast, B.Mobley 13+9reb, R.Brown 10+3reb+3ast, M.Burnatowski 8+3reb+3ast, G.Pantouris 8+1reb, C.Kaskiris 6+7reb+1ast
AEK: P.Brezec 16+3reb+2ast, A.Sizopoulos 14+1reb+4ast, T.Thomas 12+6reb+2ast, T.Petrovic 8+4reb+1ast, V.Dasic 8+9reb+5ast, I.Panteli 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 533324


Enosis - Keravnos 62-76

Very significant was Keravnos' (#1, 16-2) victory against 4th ranked Enosis (8-10) 76-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Enosis. The game was mostly controlled by Keravnos. Enosis managed to win second period 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Keravnos forced 23 Enosis turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Keravnos players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Eric Washington (178-93, college: Miami, OH) who recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Gerry Blakes (193, college: Arizona St.) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Enosis' coach Nikolas Papadopoulos rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Keravnos maintains first position with 16-2 record. Loser Enosis keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Keravnos will meet at home bottom-ranked Apollon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Enosis will play against the league's second-placed AEK in Larnaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Enosis: E.Washington 25+6reb+5ast, G.Blakes 18+5reb+3ast, K.Thomas 7+10reb+2ast, J.Ray 6+4reb, N.Thoma 4+2reb+2ast, I.Papadopoulos 2+1reb+1ast
Keravnos: J.O'Brien 17+6reb+2ast, T.Parks 16+8reb+3ast, K.Barker 16+8reb+9ast, R.Ross 15+4reb+2ast, G.Theocharides 7+3reb+1ast, G.Neophytou 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 533326


Apollon - Etha 83-96

The most shocking disappointment of round 18 was a home defeat of 5th ranked Apollon (3-15) to sixth ranked Etha (4-14) 96-83 in the game for the fifth place. The game was mostly controlled by Etha. Apollon managed to win second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Apollon's 22. Etha had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Apollon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) scored 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Leron Barnes (196-93, college: Houston) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Etha players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Aristides Koronides (188-82) with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists and the former international guard Iraklis Pittakas (192-84) scored 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Etha moved-up to fifth place. Apollon lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Etha are looking forward to face higher ranked Apoel (#3) in Nicosia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Apollon will play on the road against the league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Apollon: A.Koronides 29+2reb+10ast, I.Pittakas 21+3reb+2ast, A.Panagidis 9+6reb+1ast, M.Georgiou 8+10reb+5ast, G.Christofidis 5, K.Grivas 4
Etha: B.Jaxen 36+9reb+9ast, L.Barnes 21+8reb+3ast, P.Papamichael 13+4reb+1ast, C.Panayiotou 11+12reb+5ast, C.Loizidis 8+2reb+2ast, A.Pilavas 6+1ast
gschID: 533325





AEL Limassol clinch Division B Cup title in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

Achilleas Kaimakli - AEL Limassol 46-48

AEL Limassol clinch Cup title in Nicosia against Achilleas Kaimakli. The latter posted a 16-14 rally in the first period, while AEL replied with a 14-10 run to take a 2-point half-time advantage. Moreover they dominated the third period and after a 14-7 run grabbed a 9-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Achilleas Kaimakli managed to reduce the gap at the end, however lost the game by two points.
Sozos Leonida (178-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Savvas Mavromatis (199-PF-88) added 9. Sofoklis Konstantinides (191-G-87) answered with 13 points in the losing effort.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.2 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.17.2 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.7 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Bakic, BK Kolin15.3 
 8. Painter, NH Ostrava14.9 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.9 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.6 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 6. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 7. Bohacik, USK Praha6.8 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 9. Smith, NH Ostrava6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Svitavy
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Marko, Svitavy7.8 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Simmons, Prostejov5.4 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.2 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.5 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Canada, NH Ostrava2.0 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.6 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Madsen, USK Praha1.5 
 4. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 7. Dyck, Prostejov1.0 
 8. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Ware, MMCITE B.0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.4 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.1 
 3. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.5 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.1 
 8. Streba, USK P.18.8 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.6 
 10. Dedek, Olomouc .17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.3 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.1 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.8 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.1 
 8. Bujnoch, Opava B8.9 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.7 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice6.0 
 3. Petric, Pardubice5.1 
 4. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 5. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 6. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.6 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.4 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Sehnal, USK P.4.1 
 10. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice3.4 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.5 
 4. Kozina, Zlin2.4 
 5. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.3 
 6. Nehoda, Zlin2.2 
 7. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 8. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 9. Nalevanko, Pardu.1.9 
 10. Branda, Opava B1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.2 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 


NBL Round 4 (Second Stage): BK Decin lose to USK Praha - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Decin between third ranked BK Decin (16-11) and fifth ranked USK Praha (14-11) on Saturday night. BK Decin was defeated by USK Praha in a tough game at home 61-69. USK Praha outrebounded BK Decin 41-22 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when USK Praha made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Center Pavel Grunt (208-94) contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points for BK Decin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USK Praha moved-up to fourth place in Places 1-6. BK Decin lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 11 games lost. USK Praha are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. BK Decin will play against BK Kolin and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for CEZ Nymburk (25-1) which hosted in Nymburk their biggest opponent BK Pardubice (20-5). First ranked CEZ Nymburk managed to get a 6-point victory 100-94. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. Worth to mention a great performance of Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Eugene Lawrence who added 7 points and 11 assists during the contest. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Lamb Autrey (191-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. CEZ Nymburk have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6 with 25-1 record. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against USK Praha (#4) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against BK Opava and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between BK Usti nad Labem (10-16) and MMCITE Brno (9-17), which took place in Brno. 8th ranked BK Usti nad Labem lost to eleventh ranked MMCITE Brno in a road game 82-90 on Saturday. The winners were led by Kevin Ware who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. MMCITE Brno's coach Zoran Helbich used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by Ladislav Pecka did not help to save the game for BK Usti nad Labem. MMCITE Brno moved-up to ninth place in Places 7-12, which they share with NH Ostrava. Loser BK Usti nad Labem keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. MMCITE Brno will meet higher ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Lions Hradec and hope to secure a win.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant.
In Places 1-6 BK Kolin was smashed by BK Opava on the road 106-84.
In Places 7-12 bottom-ranked J.Hradec won against Prostejov on its own court 85-78. Svitavy managed to outperform NH Ostrava in Svitavy 84-72.

Places 1-6
BK Decin - USK Praha 61-69

The most important game in the last round took place in Decin between third ranked BK Decin (16-11) and fifth ranked USK Praha (14-11) on Saturday night. BK Decin was defeated by USK Praha in a tough game at home 61-69. USK Praha outrebounded BK Decin 41-22 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when USK Praha made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Center Pavel Grunt (208-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points and the former international Jakub Houska (207-82) added 6 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BK Decin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USK Praha moved-up to fourth place in Places 1-6. BK Decin lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 11 games lost. USK Praha are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. BK Decin will play against BK Kolin and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: J.Bohacik 18+13reb+4ast, A.Madsen 12+4reb, P.Grunt 11+11reb+1ast, M.Mares 11+5reb+5ast, L.Festr 8+3ast, P.Safarcik 6+3reb+2ast
BK Decin: P.Houska 18+4reb+2ast, L.Palyza 8+1ast, J.Krakovic 8+1reb+1ast, J.Houska 6+8reb+1ast, S.Jezek 6, T.Pomikalek 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 535347


CEZ Nymburk - BK Pardubice 100-94

An interesting game for CEZ Nymburk (25-1) which hosted in Nymburk their biggest opponent BK Pardubice (20-5). First ranked CEZ Nymburk managed to get a 6-point victory 100-94. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. CEZ Nymburk players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) who added 7 points and 11 assists during the contest. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Lamb Autrey (191-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport) scored 26 points. CEZ Nymburk have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6 with 25-1 record. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against USK Praha (#4) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against BK Opava and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: H.Sant-Roos 24+11reb+4ast, V.Hruban 15+2reb+3ast, T.Meier 12+3reb, J.Welsch 12+4reb+5ast, P.Benda 9+3reb, K.Hall 8+7reb+1ast
BK Pardubice: D.Burnett 26+3ast, L.Autrey 24+7reb+6ast, J.Wall 10+6reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 9+2reb, R.Necas 9+7reb+4ast, D.Skranc 8+2reb
gschID: 535348


BK Opava - BK Kolin 106-84

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked BK Opava's (14-12) home victory over 6th ranked BK Kolin (11-15) 106-84 on Saturday. BK Opava forced 20 BK Kolin turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The winners were led by center Martin Gniadek (203-90) who scored that evening 20 points and 7 rebounds and the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 13 points and 8 assists. BK Opava's coach Petr Czudek felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 18 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Lee Skinner (198-92, college: Wofford) did not help to save the game for BK Kolin. His fellow American import point guard Chris Dixon (185-90, college: NC-Wilmington) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. BK Opava maintains fifth position in Places 1-6 with 14-12 record. BK Kolin lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 15 games lost. BK Opava will meet league's second-placed BK Pardubice on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Kolin will play against BK Decin (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BK Opava: M.Gniadek 20+7reb+3ast, R.Klecka 18+3ast, L.Jurecka 14+2reb+1ast, J.Sirina 13+4reb+8ast, V.Cvek 10+4reb+1ast, R.Kouril 9+3ast
BK Kolin: L.Skinner 18+6reb+1ast, M.Vocetka 14+1ast, B.Bakic 13+2reb+4ast, G.Kerr 12+5reb+4ast, C.Dixon 10+6reb+6ast, J.Hunt 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 535346


Places 7-12
J.Hradec - Prostejov 85-78

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Prostejov (8-18) lost to twelfth ranked BK Lions Hradec (8-18) in J.Hradec 78-85 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BK Lions Hradec made 9 blocks. The winners were led by American point guard Terrell Lipkins (180-91, college: Montevallo) who scored that evening 26 points and 4 assists and power forward Stanislav Zuzak (204-80, college: Cal-Irvine) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 18 points and 6 rebounds by Irish-American forward Brian Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: Bucknell, agency: Diamond Sports) did not help to save the game for Prostejov. American guard Rayshawn Simmons (193, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Lions Hradec moved-up to eleventh place in Places 7-12, which they share with defeated Prostejov. Prostejov lost tenth consecutive game. BK Lions Hradec will meet higher ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Prostejov will play against NH Ostrava (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
J.Hradec: T.Lipkins 26+3reb+4ast, J.Soula 17+2reb+1ast, S.Zuzak 14+5reb+3ast, M.Brooks 12+2reb+1ast, R.Canty 9+7reb+1ast, T.Sustek 3+2ast
Prostejov: T.Dyck 18+6reb+1ast, B.Fitzpatrick 18+6reb+2ast, R.Simmons 12+6reb+8ast, M.Sehnal 11+1reb+2ast, E.Jacobs 9+4reb+1ast, M.Novak 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 535349


NH Ostrava - Svitavy 72-84

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Basketbal Svitavy (11-15) won against on the road 9th ranked NH Ostrava (9-17) 84-72 on Saturday. Basketbal Svitavy forced 22 NH Ostrava turnovers. The winners were led by American forward Hunter Mickelson (208-92, college: Kansas) who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Slovakian Roman Marko (194-86) supported him with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals by American point guard Malcolm Canada (191, college: Auburn) did not help to save the game for NH Ostrava. His fellow American import center Deshawn Painter (205-90, college: ODU) added 17 points for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. NH Ostrava's coach Dusan Medvecky rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Basketbal Svitavy have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position in Places 7-12 with 11-15 record. Loser NH Ostrava keeps the ninth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with MMCITE Brno. Basketbal Svitavy will meet at home MMCITE Brno (#10) in the next round. NH Ostrava will play against Prostejov and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: H.Mickelson 21+8reb+3ast, T.Teply 16+3reb+1ast, R.Marko 13+5reb+9ast, J.Jelinek 10+4reb, J.Vucica 9+4reb, P.Slezak 7+4reb+2ast
NH Ostrava: D.Painter 17+4reb, M.Canada 14+3reb+5ast, S.Popovic 12+5reb+4ast, J.Riewer 12+3reb+2ast, K.Mays 6+6reb+1ast, V.Bratcenkov 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 535350


MMCITE Brno - Usti n/Labem 90-82

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between BK Usti nad Labem (10-16) and MMCITE Brno (9-17), which took place in Brno. 8th ranked BK Usti nad Labem lost to eleventh ranked MMCITE Brno in a road game 82-90 on Saturday. The winners were led by American guard Kevin Ware (188-93, college: Georgia St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and center Jan Tomanec (205-85, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 12 points. MMCITE Brno's coach Zoran Helbich used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) did not help to save the game for BK Usti nad Labem. American swingman Khristian Smith (198-91, college: Indiana St.) added 13 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Five MMCITE Brno and four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. MMCITE Brno moved-up to ninth place in Places 7-12, which they share with NH Ostrava. Loser BK Usti nad Labem keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. MMCITE Brno will meet higher ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Lions Hradec and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
MMCITE Brno: K.Ware 23+13reb+5ast, E.Jazvin 13+3reb+1ast, Z.Nehyba 12+3reb, J.Tomanec 12+4reb+2ast, M.Kremen 10+4reb+2ast, J.Kozina 8+1reb+2ast
Usti n/Labem: M.Thompson 16+4reb, L.Pecka 16+12reb+1ast, K.Smith 13+7reb+1ast, D.Steffel 10+3reb, F.Smid 8+7reb+1ast, C.Abercrombie 7+1reb
gschID: 535351





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  DENMARK  


1st Division Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 16 was a home defeat of 3rd ranked EBAA (8-6) to third ranked Vaerlose (9-5) 102-98 in the game for the third place. It ended the three-game winning streak of EBAA. Vaerlose have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-5 record having five points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. EBAA at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Amager BK. Vaerlose are looking forward to face Virum Vipers (#7) on the road in the next round. EBAA will play against BMI Bloodhounds in Beder and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Aalborg managed to get a second victory, breaking the eleven-game losing streak. This time they edged sixth-ranked BMI Bloodhounds 62-59. Aalborg (2-11) moved-up to ninth place. BMI Bloodhounds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Aalborg will play against higher ranked SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BMI Bloodhounds will play at home against EBAA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1st Division top team - BMS Skovlunde (14-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked SBBC 2015 (4-10) 95-83. Undefeated BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. BMS Skovlunde will meet bottom-ranked Birkerod (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SBBC 2015 will play against Aalborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Virum was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked BMI Bloodhounds (6-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Virum Vipers (5-8). Virum Vipers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-58. Virum Vipers maintains seventh position with 5-8 record. BMI Bloodhounds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Virum Vipers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Vaerlose (#3) at home and it may be quite challenging game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: bottom-ranked Birkerod lost to Vaerlose on the opponent's court 69-79. Amager BK managed to outperform Virum in a home game 93-77. SBBC 2015 managed to beat Birkerod on the road 79-71. Amager BK defeated BMI Bloodhounds on its own court 97-84.

Vaerlose - Birkerod 79-69

Very expected game when 10th ranked Birkerod (2-12) was defeated on the road by third ranked Vaerlose (9-5) 79-69. Vaerlose have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-5 record having five points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Birkerod lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be Virum Vipers (#7) on the road. Birkerod will play against the league's leader BMS Skovlunde and hope to win that game.
gschID: 497453


Wolfpack/BMS - SBBC 2015 95-83

1st Division top team - BMS Skovlunde (14-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked SBBC 2015 (4-10) 95-83. BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. BMS Skovlunde will meet bottom-ranked Birkerod (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SBBC 2015 will play against Aalborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497451


Aalborg - BMI Bloodhounds 62-59

Bottom-ranked Aalborg managed to get a second victory, breaking the eleven-game losing streak. This time they edged sixth-ranked BMI Bloodhounds 62-59. Aalborg (2-11) moved-up to ninth place. BMI Bloodhounds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Aalborg will play against higher ranked SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BMI Bloodhounds will play at home against EBAA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497450


Amager BK - Virum 93-77

Rather predictable result in Kastrup where fifth ranked Amager BK (8-6) defeated 7th ranked Virum Vipers (5-8) 93-77. Amager BK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with EBAA. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Amager BK's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Koge BK at home and it may be the game of the week. Virum Vipers will play against Vaerlose (#3) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 497449


EBAA - Vaerlose 98-102

The most interesting game of round 16 was a home defeat of 3rd ranked EBAA (8-6) to third ranked Vaerlose (9-5) 102-98 in the game for the third place. It ended the three-game winning streak of EBAA. Vaerlose have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-5 record having five points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. EBAA at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Amager BK. Vaerlose are looking forward to face Virum Vipers (#7) on the road in the next round. EBAA will play against BMI Bloodhounds in Beder and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 536780


Birkerod - SBBC 2015 71-79

Not a big story in a game in Skjold where 10th ranked Birkerod (2-12) was defeated by eighth ranked SBBC 2015 (4-10) 79-71. SBBC 2015 maintains eighth position with 4-10 record. Birkerod lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. SBBC 2015's next round opponent will be Aalborg (#9) at home. Birkerod will play against the league's leader BMS Skovlunde having rather not much hope for a victory.
gschID: 536779


Virum - BMI Bloodhounds 75-58

The game in Virum was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked BMI Bloodhounds (6-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Virum Vipers (5-8). Virum Vipers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-58. Virum Vipers maintains seventh position with 5-8 record. BMI Bloodhounds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Virum Vipers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Vaerlose (#3) at home and it may be quite challenging game.
gschID: 536778


Amager BK - BMI Bloodhounds 97-84

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Amager BK's (8-6) home victory over 6th ranked BMI Bloodhounds (6-8) 97-84. Amager BK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with EBAA. BMI Bloodhounds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Amager BK's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Koge BK at home and it may be the game of the week. BMI Bloodhounds will play against EBAA (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497448





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Jackson, Texas L.26.2 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.2 
 3. Cook, Canton C.26.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.9 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.7 
 8. Jones, Maine RC21.9 
 9. Holland, Canton C.21.9 
 10. Nader, Maine RC21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.3 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.7 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.3 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.6 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 6. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.7 
 8. Webb-III, Delaware.9.1 
 9. Zimmerman, Erie B.8.9 
 10. Jones, Maine RC8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Magette, Los A.9.3 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 4. Pressey, Santa C.8.0 
 5. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 7. McCallum, Grand R.7.2 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.7.2 
 9. Cook, Canton C.6.7 
 10. Bynum, Windy C.6.6 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.2 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 5. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.1 
 6. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 7. Harris, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Patterson, Reno B.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. Tavares, Raptors .2.6 
 3. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.2.5 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.5 
 6. Diallo, Greensboro S.2.5 
 7. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 8. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 


Harris Shines in Legends' Rally over Stars - by Eurobasket News

The Texas Legends (18-19) fought back from a 15-point deficit to defeat the Salt Lake City Stars (12-25) 105-101 Friday night in Frisco. The Legends held onto a tight lead until midway through the first when Jermaine Taylor grabbed five straight points to put the Stars up. Salt Lake City turned a five point advantage into 15 early in the second and outscored the home team in the quarter to maintain a nine point edge at the break. The D-League's leading scorer, Manny Harris, kicked into gear in the second half tallying 12 of the team's 36 third quarter points to put the Legends back in contention. Harris tied the game with a long-ball with 45 seconds to play and JJ Avila added two to give Texas their first lead since the first quarter. Avila would answer tying attempts by the Stars with a basket in the final second to hold the two-point Texas lead going into the final quarter. The two teams kept it close throughout the fourth, tying once and exchanging leads twice. The Stars made it a one-point game under the minute-mark but the Legends sealed the victory with Harris at the free throw line. Harris finished with a game-high 37 points to lead the Legends along with 10 rebounds, 5 assists. Jameel Warney grabbed 15 boards and finished with 27 points, 5 assists for his ninth double-double on the season. Pierre Jackson rounded off the team's double-digit scoring with 15 points, while adding 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. The Stars had five players in double-digits led by Utah Jazz assignee Joel Bolomboy with 21 points, 21 rebounds.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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El Rapido signs Eddie Ishman, ex A.Vlaicu Buc. - by Eurobasket News

El Rapido de La Union (Liga MB) signed 31-year old American forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles). He just played at Col. Aurel Vlaicu Bucuresti in Romanian Liga I. The last summer Ishman played at Denver-FAS San Salvador where in 12 Liga MB games he had very impressive stats: 26.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg and 1.3bpg.
He has played also professionally in CBL (Birmingham S.), ABA (Lions Basketball, Birmingham Blitz, Columbus/Montgomery Black Hawks and Georgia R.) and El Salvador (Chalchuapa).
Ishman attended Miles College until 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.

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

25-year old point guard Robert Martinez (185-PG-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Santa Tecla and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 29 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Santa Tecla in his team's victory, helping them to crush Brujos Izalco (#4, 4-1) with 17-point margin 107-90. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Santa Tecla to consolidate first place in the Salvadorean Liga MB. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Santa Tecla already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Martinez had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 11 attempts. It's his second year at Santa Tecla and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Our Lady of the Lake graduate has very impressive stats this year. Martinez is in league's top in assists (4th best: 6.6apg) and averages solid 50.0% from behind 3-point line. Worth to mention Martinez played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of Canarios. He is American center in his first season at Canarios. In the last game Brown recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 26 rebounds. Of course he led Canarios to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Santa Ana (#13, 1-4) 97-77. Despite this victory Canarios slide down in the standings to 6th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Brown is one of the most experienced players at Canarios and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.6ppg (#8). He also registered 22.2 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Edwin Mijares (186-G-94) of league's second-best Isidro Metapan. Mijares got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds and eight assists. Despite Mijares' great performance Isidro Metapan lost 80-88 to #3 ranked Quezaltepeque. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Isidro Metapan had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Mijares' teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Mijares has a great season in El Salvador. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.4ppg (6th best) and assists with 7.0apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wali Hepburn (193-G-89) of Canarios - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Lisvan Valdez (200-PF-88) of Santa Tecla - 31 points and 4 rebounds
6. Garland McArthur (197-F-88) of Brujos Izalco - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Yordany Jaca (195-PF-83) of Arcense - 18 points, 21 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Douglas Bairez (180-SF-88) of Quezaltepeque - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 34 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Maliek Daniels (193-SG-88) of Santa Ana - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.8 
 3. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 4. Olmre, TTU18.1 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.9 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU17.2 
 7. Strupovics, Valga16.7 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas14.5 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.13.2 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU8.5 
 4. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.4 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu8.3 
 6. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.1 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.8 
 9. Lips, Tarvas7.0 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.5 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.1 
 5. Jones, TL.4.0 
 6. Bratoz, Rapla4.0 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.8 
 9. Paiste, Tarvas3.8 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.3 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 6. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.8 
 7. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 8. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 9. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 10. Olmre, TTU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 3. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 5. Kok, Rapla0.8 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.8 
 7. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu0.8 
 9. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 10. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.7 


GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine lands Rain Veideman, ex Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine tabbed 26-year old Estonian international guard Rain Veideman (192-95kg-91). He started the season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. He has played there for the last four years. Veideman managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 16 Alexela KML games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg. Veideman helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Estonian All-Star Game. Veideman also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had 14.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Baltic League Cup Semifinals. And finally Veideman contributed to 17 games in VTB United League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Veideman played also at Kalev/Cramo (also in Alexela KML). Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 26 Alexela KML games he got 13.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg. Veideman contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Veideman also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.2apg. And finally he contributed to 25 games in VTB United League where he got 9.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.1apg.
Veideman has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Veideman represented Estonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 85.2%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Veideman experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Veideman has played previously professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Estonia (Tartu Ulikool, BC Rakvere, Kuremaa and BC Kalev II Tallinn).

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Sten Olmre claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) had a very impressive game in the last round for TTU and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 21-year old shooting guard had the game-high 26 points adding three rebounds and five assists for TTU in his team's victory, helping them to beat TLU/Kalev (#6, 7-14) 92-85. TTU is placed at 3rd position in Estonian Alexela KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. TTU will need more victories to improve their 12-8 record. In the team's last game Olmre had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be TTU's top player in his first season with the team. Olmre has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.1ppg) and assists (4th best: 4.1apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-C-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) of TLU/Kalev. Dzeletovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led TLU/Kalev to another comfortable win 88-69 over slightly lower-ranked Tarvas (#8, 5-15) being unquestionably team leader. TLU/Kalev's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-14 record. Dzeletovic is one of the most experienced players at TLU/Kalev and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#2). He also registered 6.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Croatian Domagoj Bubalo (212-C-91) of Parnu (#5). Bubalo showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Parnu, leading his team to a 64-49 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Rapla (#4, 12-8). Parnu needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 9 lost games. Bubalo has a great season in Estonia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.6ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.3rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla - 16 points and 14 rebounds
5. Toomas Raadik (202-PF-90) of TTU - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Mandell Thomas (188-G-93) of Tartu Ulikool - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95) of Parnu - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Venky Jois (202-F-93) of Tartu Ulikool - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Kalev/Cramo - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Maks Adam Konate (202-PF-91) of Tartu Ulikool - 20 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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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jones, Lapua22.5 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket21.0 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket20.1 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.7 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.9 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.9 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.2 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto16.0 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Van, Korihait10.9 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.9 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 7. Williams, Lapua8.0 
 8. Morris, Lapua7.9 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
 10. Bullock, Pyrinto7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 7. Appleby, Kouvot4.4 
 8. Edwards, Lapua4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.3 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.6 
 9. Brown, Kataja B.1.4 
 10. Bailey, KTP Basket1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.6 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Edwards, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 9. Bailey, KTP Basket1.0 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Upchurch, HyPo33.6 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Bratton, Namika Lr27.9 
 4. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.6 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 6. Maxhuni, HBA-M.23.9 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.7 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa12.0 
 6. Harris, Ura Basket11.9 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.3 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.7 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.3 
 3. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 4. Kantonen, Korik.5.1 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United5.0 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.7 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.4 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.1 
 10. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.1 
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. Upchurch, HyPo2.5 
 4. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.5 
 5. Bratton, Namika Lr2.4 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 9. Marttinen, Munkkini.2.1 
 10. Kuusisto, ToPo2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Young, Pyrinto II1.8 
 3. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.7 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 5. Sandberg, TuNM.1.5 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Harvey, Oulun N.1.4 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.8 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.1 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.0 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.7 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.3 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.0 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.6 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Fall, Chalon9.2 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.5 
 4. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 5. Hunt, Nancy7.4 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 9. Solomon, Gravelines6.9 
 10. Blue, Antibes6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.5 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.2 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.4.9 
 9. Nelson, AS.4.4 
 10. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.2 
 3. Eito, Orleans2.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.0 
 5. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 6. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 8. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 9. Otule, Antibes0.9 
 10. Joseph, Orleans0.9 


ProB Round 20: Charleville-Mezieres lose to SPO Rouen - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Rouen between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-9) and thirteenth ranked SPO Rouen (9-11) on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was edged by SPO Rouen in a tough game on the road 84-85. Charleville-Mezieres was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 14-point lead after three quarters before a 29-14 charge of SPO Rouen, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. American guard James Woodard (191-94, college: Tulsa) saved the victory by scoring 28 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Gaylor Curier (197-92) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jordan Fouse (201-94, college: Green Bay, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SPO Rouen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the third position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. SPO Rouen is looking forward to face bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Chorale de Roanne (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they edged tenth-ranked Denain Voltaire in Boulogne-sur-Mer 48-47. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 6 assists and Kevin Mendy who added 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) responded with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SO Maritime Boulogne (8-12) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Denain Voltaire lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's second-placed Provence Basket (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nantes (10-10) and Saint Chamond (8-12), which took place in Saint Chamond. Higher ranked Nantes was outleveled in a road game by eighteenth ranked Saint Chamond 87-65 on Friday. The winners were led by Killian Larson who scored that evening 16 points. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds by Laurence Ekperigin did not help to save the game for Nantes. Saint Chamond have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Nantes lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Evreux and Boulazac. Saint Chamond will meet at home higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#8) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nantes will play against Poitiers and hope to secure a win.
Another upset was a game between Lille Metropole (11-9) and Boulazac Basket (10-10), which took place in Lille. Higher ranked Lille Metropole lost at home to ninth ranked Boulazac Basket 70-84. The best player for the winners was Jarvis Williams who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Boulazac Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nantes and Evreux. Lille Metropole at the other side dropped to the third position with nine games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game between eleventh ranked ALM Evreux (10-10) and 16th ranked Saint-Quentin (8-12) in Evreux on Friday ended with biggest points difference. ALM Evreux outscored guests from Saint-Quentin 99-66. Corin Henry orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. ALM Evreux moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nantes and Boulazac. Loser Saint-Quentin dropped to the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. ALM Evreux will face higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Saint-Quentin will play against Aix-Maurienne (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20: Bourg beat Roanne on the road 76-70. Maurienne lost to Le Havre on its own court 84-88. Vichy Clermont unfortunately lost to Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer 63-80. Poitiers recorded a loss to Blois at home 62-73.

Boulogne - Denain 48-47

Bottom-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they edged tenth-ranked Denain Voltaire in Boulogne-sur-Mer 48-47. Denain Voltaire cut a 16-point halftime deficit to one at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 6 assists and forward Kevin Mendy (200-92) who added 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) responded with 10 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) scored 5 points and 11 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SO Maritime Boulogne (8-12) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Denain Voltaire lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's second-placed Provence Basket (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: T.Gipson 13+3reb+6ast, K.Mendy 11+9reb, G.Paumier 11+5reb, T.Duren 6+2reb+2ast, X.Corosine 2+2reb+1ast, K.Moendadze 0+11reb+1ast
Denain: T.Tarpey 10+6reb+3ast, P.Poupet 8+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 8+2reb+2ast, J.Cazenobe 8+7reb, K.Spain 5+11reb+1ast, C.Abouo 4+1reb+5ast
gschID: 484443


Rouen - Charleville 85-84

The most important game in the last round took place in Rouen between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (11-9) and thirteenth ranked SPO Rouen (9-11) on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was edged by SPO Rouen in a tough game on the road 84-85. Charleville-Mezieres was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 14-point lead after three quarters before a 29-14 charge of SPO Rouen, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. American guard James Woodard (191-94, college: Tulsa) saved the victory by scoring 28 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Gaylor Curier (197-92) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jordan Fouse (201-94, college: Green Bay, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 17 points in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SPO Rouen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the third position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. SPO Rouen is looking forward to face bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Chorale de Roanne (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Woodard 28+7reb+2ast, G.Curier 21+9reb+2ast, J.Fairell 14+1reb+2ast, H.Palsson 11+3reb+5ast, S.Bangura 8+6reb+1ast, D.Colter 3+2ast
Charleville: J.Fouse 19+10reb+4ast, M.Hermannsson 17+1reb+2ast, M.Kone 13+6reb, W.Brown 11+2reb+4ast, L.Dussoulier 9+1reb, S.Buterlevicius 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 484449


Roanne - Bourg 70-76

No shocking result in a game when second ranked JL Bourg (15-5) beat on the road 10th ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-11) 76-70 on Friday. Chorale de Roanne was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Chorale de Roanne 37-20 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) replied with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) added 18 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. JL Bourg keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Provence Basket. Loser Chorale de Roanne keeps the tenth place with 11 games lost. JL Bourg will face Lille Metropole (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Chorale de Roanne will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: Z.Peacock 22+11reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 19+4ast, Y.Ndoye 17+13reb, P.Braud 7+2reb, K.Joss-Rauze 5+1reb, M.Courby 4+3reb
Roanne: J.Burton 18+7reb+6ast, A.Rozenfeld 18+2reb, A.Kanervo 13+2ast, C.Cavallo 10+2reb, A.Gavrilovic 7+4reb+1ast, A.Hollins 2+2reb
gschID: 484448


Maurienne - Le Havre 84-88

Very expected game when 13th ranked Aix-Maurienne (8-12) lost to sixth ranked STB Le Havre (11-9) in Aix-les-Bains 84-88 on Friday. STB Le Havre made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Aix-Maurienne turnovers. Aix-Maurienne was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Josh Greene (183-92, college: CS Northridge) contributed with 22 points and 5 steals (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. STB Le Havre's coach Jean Manuel Sousa used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) replied with 24 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Paulius Dambrauskas (192-85, agency: Players Group) added 14 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. STB Le Havre moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. STB Le Havre will face ALM Evreux (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Aix-Maurienne will play against Saint-Quentin (#17) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: J.Greene 22+2reb+1ast, B.King 19+3reb+3ast, D.Odiakosa 18+8reb, Y.Morin 10+13reb+2ast, F.Paschal 8+2reb, R.Martin 4+3reb
Maurienne: M.Sonko 24+7reb+1ast, G.Noel 15+1ast, P.Dambrauskas 14+4reb+2ast, K.Atamna 8+7reb+5ast, A.Rigaux 7+3ast, A.Williamson 6+9reb+2ast
gschID: 484442


St Chamond - Nantes 87-65

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nantes (10-10) and Saint Chamond (8-12), which took place in Saint Chamond. Higher ranked Nantes was outleveled in a road game by eighteenth ranked Saint Chamond 87-65 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Chamond. Nantes managed to win third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Saint Chamond looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The winners were led by American center Killian Larson (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Inception Sports) who scored that evening 16 points and naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy-Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds by American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) did not help to save the game for Nantes. American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-89, college: St.Louis) added 12 points and 4 assists for the guests. Saint Chamond have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Nantes lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Evreux and Boulazac. Saint Chamond will meet at home higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#8) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Nantes will play against Poitiers and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: K.Larson 16+4reb+1ast, B.Walker 15+1reb+3ast, J.Hoyaux 14+1reb+2ast, G.Landry Edi 12+6reb+2ast, E.Zukauskas 11+2reb+1ast, S.Gombauld 8+9reb+2ast
Nantes: L.Ekperigin 15+10reb+2ast, C.McKnight 12+4reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 12+3reb+4ast, V.Bigote 9+3reb+1ast, H.Kahudi 6+1ast, A.Desespringalle 6+1reb
gschID: 484450


Provence Basket - Vichy Clermont 80-63

Very predictable result when second ranked Provence Basket (15-5) won against bottom-ranked JA Vichy (8-12) in Fos-sur-Mer 80-63 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Provence Basket. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Provence Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to JA Vichy's 26. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 7 assists. American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) replied with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Gregory Lessort (197-85) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for JA Vichy. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Provence Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bourg. JA Vichy lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 12 games lost. Provence Basket will face Denain Voltaire (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JA Vichy will play against SPO Rouen (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: B.Waldow 16+7reb, A.Broussard 13+4reb+3ast, D.Obasohan 13+4reb+7ast, M.Dia 11+2reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 8+5ast, S.Hernandez 7+6reb+1ast
Vichy Clermont: J.Cole 13+3reb+1ast, G.Lessort 11+4reb+4ast, R.Morency 11+5reb, D.Ware 10+5reb+5ast, C.Bronchard 9+4reb+4ast, E.Ory 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 484447


Poitiers - Blois 62-73

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Poitiers (9-11) lost at home to seventh ranked ADA Blois (11-9) 73-62 on Friday. ADA Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. The other American import Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four ADA Blois players scored in double figures. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) replied with 9 points and 4 assists and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) added 8 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Poitiers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ADA Blois have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Poitiers keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. ADA Blois will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#15) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Poitiers will play on the road against Nantes (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Blois: A.Ndoye 12+2reb+1ast, F.Turner 12+3reb+9ast, L.Wilson 10+7reb, F.Tortosa 10+3reb+1ast, B.Monclar 9+2ast, E.Boateng 8+3reb
Poitiers: M.Var 9+2ast, J.Threatt 9+4reb+4ast, A.Thinon 8+3reb+3ast, S.Omar Doumbouya 7+4reb, P.Guillard 6+1reb, M.Joseph 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484446


Lille - Boulazac 70-84

Another upset was a game between Lille Metropole (11-9) and Boulazac Basket (10-10), which took place in Lille. Higher ranked Lille Metropole lost at home to ninth ranked Boulazac Basket 70-84. It looked good early as Lille Metropole took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Boulazac Basket had a 23-12 second period charge getting the lead and Lille Metropole was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-84. Boulazac Basket made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Nigerian Chamberlain Oguchi (196-86, college: Illinois St.) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) produced 16 points and Paul-Lou Duwiquet (195-95) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Boulazac Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nantes and Evreux. Lille Metropole at the other side dropped to the third position with nine games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be Saint Chamond (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: J.Williams 21+8reb+1ast, C.Oguchi 21+5ast, T.Sapp 9+2reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 9+8reb+3ast, T.Gipson 9+8reb, J.Sanchez 5+1reb
Lille: D.Jones 16+3reb, P.Duwiquet 12+3reb+4ast, D.Burton 11+3reb+1ast, B.Pamba-Juille 9+1reb+4ast, T.Ceci-Diop 8+3reb+3ast, J.Traore 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484445


Evreux - St Quentin 99-66

The game between eleventh ranked ALM Evreux (10-10) and 16th ranked Saint-Quentin (8-12) in Evreux on Friday ended with biggest points difference. ALM Evreux outscored guests from Saint-Quentin 99-66. ALM Evreux forced 23 Saint-Quentin turnovers. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Naturalized Ivorian forward Remi Dibo (201-91, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American-Kenyan forward Robert Nyakundi (203-89, college: SMU) replied with 15 points and American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Saint-Quentin. ALM Evreux moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nantes and Boulazac. Loser Saint-Quentin dropped to the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. ALM Evreux will face higher ranked STB Le Havre (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Saint-Quentin will play against Aix-Maurienne (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Henry 31+3reb+6ast, R.Dibo 19+11reb+2ast, L.Kante 18+8reb+4ast, B.Pinault 17+1reb+3ast, C.Walker 8+4reb+3ast, P.Beye 2+3reb
St Quentin: R.Nyakundi 15+3reb+1ast, R.Rhoomes 10+7reb+1ast, P.Drouault 10+4reb+3ast, E.Polynice 9+2reb+4ast, M.Mutuale 8+2reb+3ast, H.Laroche 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484444





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

33-year old point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-PG-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Lourdes and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 26.
He got a double-double of 23 points and 11 assists, while his team beat St Vallier (#10, 12-14) 89-81. Lourdes is placed at 6th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lourdes will need more victories to improve their 15-11 record. In the team's last game d'Almeida had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Lourdes, through which he has constantly improved. Xane d'Almeida averages this season 14.6ppg and 7.3apg.

Second best performed player last round was Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Lorient. He is American forward in his first season at Lorient. In the last game Craion recorded impressive 22 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Lorient lost that game 92-97 to the higher-ranked Caen (#1, 20-6). Lorient is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-16 record. Craion is a newcomer at Lorient and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.1ppg (#3). He also registered 7.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Harry Disy (200-C/F-84) of Chartres (#9). Disy scored 23 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Chartres, leading his team to a 90-82 win against slightly higher-ranked Orchies (#7, 15-11). Chartres needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 13 lost games. Disy has a very solid season. In 26 games in France he scored 10.5ppg. He also has 5.9rpg and FGP: 52.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Richie Gordon (203-F/C-89) of Caen - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Olivier Romain (180-PG-88) of Chartres - 23 points and 7 assists
7. Auston Calhoun (201-F-90) of Angers BC - 19 points and 12 rebounds
8. Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92) of Souffel - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Mantas Virbalas (202-C/F-88) of Lourdes - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91) of Souffel - 11 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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Best players of FYR Macedonian Prva Liga round 14 - by Eurobasket News

American Devin Brooks (186-G-92) had a great game in the last round for Ohrid AV and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 24-year old guard had a double-double of 32 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Vardar (#8, 0-14), the league's bottom-ranked team 93-80. Ohrid AV maintains the 7th position in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Ohrid AV have already lost 10 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Brooks had a remarkable 61.9% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Ohrid AV and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Creighton University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brooks is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.5ppg. Brooks is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.5rpg), assists (2nd best: 6.0apg) and averages solid 58.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of second-ranked Rabotnicki. Tasovski impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Rabotnicki was edged by slightly higher-ranked Feni Industries (#1, 12-2) 86-83. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Rabotnicki still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 11-3 record is not bad at all. Tasovski is a newcomer at Rabotnicki 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 Daniel Kalov (204-F/C-89) of Vardar (#8). Kalov scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Kalov's great performance Vardar lost 80-93 to slightly higher-ranked Ohrid AV (#7, 3-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Vardar can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 14 games. Too bad for Kalov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kalov has a very solid season. In 14 games in FYR Macedonia he scored 8.4ppg. He also has 4.1rpg and FGP: 51.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Boban Stajic (185-PG-93) of Feni Industries - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Ivica Dimcevski (195-G/F-89) of Kozuv - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) of Kumanovo - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Phil Hawkins (186-PG-90) of Pelister Bitola - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Branislav Djekic (209-F/C-91) of Feni Industries - 23 points and 6 rebounds
10. Gjorgi Cekovski (203-PF-79) of Rabotnicki - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.3 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg16.1 
 5. Jenkins, Jena15.9 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.8 
 7. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 8. Thompson, Telekom .15.7 
 9. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 10. Lewis, Bayreuth15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.2 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.2 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 7. Marei, Bayreuth6.7 
 8. Searcy, Vechta6.6 
 9. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.6 
 10. Knight, Jena6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.3 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.9 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.7 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 8. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 9. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 10. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Williams, Kirchheim19.8 
 2. Alexander, ETB W.18.2 
 3. Pinkins, Hanau18.0 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.9 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg17.6 
 6. Kerusch, MBC16.7 
 7. Warren, MBC16.2 
 8. Spearman, Trier16.1 
 9. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.9 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.6 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.7 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.3 
 6. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.0 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz7.0 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.9 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.9 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.6 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.6 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.5 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Zazai, MBC5.1 
 8. Hatten, MBC5.0 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim4.9 
 10. Schmitz, Trier4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hatten, MBC2.5 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.5 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.4 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.1 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.8 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim1.7 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.3 
 3. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.3 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 6. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 7. Bucknor, Trier1.3 
 8. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. van, Trier1.1 


Isaac Bonga Unleashes First Professional Triple Double Leading The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Into The Pro B Playoffs Past Nordlingen 83-59 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It was shortly before High Noon in the German Pro B league as the top 8 teams in the two brackets south and north were looking forward to battle it out in the Playoffs and wanted to end the regular season in fine fashion while the bottom four teams in both brackets were looking to glide into the playdowns with some force hoping for their poor season showing to be rewarded with better play in the very important last weekends of the season determining who would stay in the Pro B or who would step down into the fourth league the regionaliga. The Giants Nordlingen came to Frankfurt with a lot less pressure as they knew their fate of having to play in the Playdowns while the Fraport Skyliners Juniors not only had a do or die game, but also had to hope for some help from team BG Karlsruhe who were playing against TG Wurzburg and or Weissenhorn who were battling the Dragons in Rhondorf. The only goal that the Frapoort Skyliners Juniors was to win and reach the playoffs would be a reality if at least one team Weissenhorn or Rhondorf lost. In the first meeting in Nordlingen, Frankfurt gutted out a nerve wracking 64-63 victory where German youngster Cosmo Gurehn once again showed his big man passing qualities finding other German Stefan Ilzhoefer for the winning bucket in the last minute. Back then, Frankfurt hadn't hadn't had their complete roster and hadn't returned Alaska native Travis Thompson either, but still won. Thompson returned in December and has been anything short of brilliant, but his hot shooting has carried the team in his 13 games as he has scored in double figures in every game and had some huge games against the Dragons Rhondorf with 32 points on eight trey's and scorched Leipzig last weekend for 33 points on almost perfect shooting going 8/9 from the parking lot. However the Giants Nordlingen had their own secret weapon in American rookie Terrence Smith who quietly is having a great season as well as he has scored in double figures in each game including explosions against Lich with 28 points and hit FC Bayern Munich for 24 points. In the first meeting against Frankfurt, the Russellville, Alabama native smith was close to a double double having had 16 points and nine assists in the bitter loss. Both Thompson and Smith were extra focused and motivated to carry their teams to victory, but Thompson had an off night as the stellar play and milestone belonged to Garai Zeeb who hit Nordlingen with 22 points while Isaac Bonga (203-F/G-99) recorded his first triple double as a professional notching 10 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists leading the Fraport Skyliners Juniors to a massive 83-59 rout of the Giants Nordlingen securing a playoff meeting with top Pro B North team Lok Bernau while the 26 points of Terence Smith remained a side note. After the win one of the first things Garai Zeeb does is go visit his family and friends in the stands and when he had gotten his last hug, had a big smile on his face about reaching his second playoff in a row with Frankfurt. 'We came into the game knowing their strengthes and did a good job on one on one defense and when a man got beat our help was there. On offense we had too much running around in the first half, but had better structure in the second half and played calmer helping us get the win', stressed ex Bremerhaven guard Garai Zeeb. The Giants Nordlingen wanted to get into the playdowns with some force and momentum, but couldn't handle the unending offensive weapons of Frankfurt and just caved in in the second half. 'Frankfurt made shots and spread it out on defense. We lacked communication and rotations were missing on defense. Frankfurt rebounded very well. When Frankfurt missed, they got the rebound', stressed Alabama native Terence Smith. 15 hours after Bonga's triple double, and the Fraport Skyliners bitter 70-68 loss in Ludwigsburg, players like Niklas Kiel and Stefan Ilzhoefer were already in the gym digesting the loss as well as German Mahir Agva who reflected on Bonga's triple double. 'I am very happy for Isaac. He is a very good player. He works very hard and one sees that hard work pays off. He was sick all week and had only one practice. To come out and achieve a triple double is very impressive', added Mahir Agva.

Even if Gara Zeeb was Frankfurt top scorer and instrumental in the turnaround of their offense in the second half as his playmaking and organization coupled with his precision three point shooting, the story of the game was 17 year old 205cm wunderkind Isaac Bonga who registered his first ever professional triple double. He focused on his playmaking and superior passes to his teammates as well as being a monster on the boards not letting any Nordlingen big men get near the bucket as he was key for them having only three offensive rebounds instead of going out on an ego trip and scoring 30 points, but that has never been his style even if he wanted to. After the victory, the projected 2018 NBA draft pick was humble as always and even seemed a bit embarrassed talking about that first real milestone in his professional career. 'It is a very good feeling getting this triple double. I am happy that I was able to find my teammates and that they found me tonight', smiled Isaac Bonga. Even though Zeeb was a menace scoring, it was him that set up Bonga with the triple double finding him in the corner as he connected from downtown seeing this memorable game by Bonga not as his breakthrough, but something even stronger. 'I don't think he knew he was near a triple double. He was sick, but that didn't stop him, but made him stronger. I think that the style of play of Nordlingen fits Bonga game. This wasn't his breakout game, but it was a statement showing that he can really play. We shot extra before the game. Bonga really can shoot the ball, but just needs to be more consistent', warned Garai Zeeb. Bonga didn't know that he was near a triple double until he started hearing chants from the bench. 'I know that I have to improve my shot, but when I let that last one go, it looked good and then I was relieved when it was in', added Isaac Bonga. Even if Nordlingen guard Terence Smith hit a few jumpers in Bonga's face, the overall offensive game of Bonga just took apart Nordlingen. 'He hurt us on the boards and on the pick and roll with his court vision and looking over our defense. For me he is a young version of a Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers', stressed Terence Smith. Rilhan Bakare's eyes lit up when he was told that Frankfurt would play game one against Lok Bernau in the giant 15,000 plus Mercedes Benz arena in Berlin, but when he was asked about the performance of his teammate Bonga, his face displayed such joy and admiration for a kid who is nine years younger than him. 'I had no idea he got a triple double. He definitely made a statement tonight. He progresses every game. He has so much confidence on the court. He is a great listener and learns so quickly. The Frankfurt coaches have been taking good care of him. He is a great teammate and has a bright future. I will be looking forward to seeing what his next step is: He is a 6,9 PG which is once in a lifetime', stated Rilwan Bakare.

Frankfurt were without BBL license players Max Merz, Niklas Kiel, Mahir Agva and Stefan Ilzhoefer who were in Ludwigsburg playing BBL, but showed they didn't need them on this night. Both teams came out roaring displaying their three point accuracy as Garai Zeeb nailed home two trey's and ex BG Karlsruhe center Adrian Lind also connected. But Nordlingen held on to the momentum as Lind scored again inside and Smith scored his first bucket and was on his way to his 23rd game in a row in a Nordlingen jersey where he scored in double figures as the guests led 8-6. The game became a back and forth affair as each team went on little runs to trade back leads. 20 year old German role player Jamine Knothe who had worked himself into a starting rotation hit a trey which was followed by a bomb from outside from Alaska Native Travis Thompson and Frankfurt led 12-8. Then Nordlingen found some daylight again on offense reeling off a 9-0 run to retake the lead 17-12 as young German Robin Seeberger nailed a trey,Terence Smith broke the defense and scored inside and made free throws. And 20 year old German Eddy Edigin who played the last three years with FC Bayern Munich 2 scored in the zone. Frankfurt closed out the first quarter in fine fashion demonstrating a 5-0 run as Thompson connected for his second three and German Tim Oldenburg scored inside retrieving the no look pass from Isaac Bonga as the game was tied 17-17 after one quarter. 'Both teams shot very well, but Frankfurt had too many turnovers and just were making bad decisions', stated Fraport Skyliner U-16 coach Igor Starcevic. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 40% from the field and 56% from outside while the Giants Nordlingen were shooting 46% from the field and 33% from outside. Frankfurt had the 11-6 rebound edge, but seven turnovers while Nordlingen had five turnovers.

In the second quarter the Fraport Skyliners Juniors broke free a bit and also got solid production from their bench from guys like birthday boy Cosmo Gruehn, Lenny Okeke, and Rilwan Bakare. The heart and soul of the Nordlingen Giants German Fabian Bruetting opened up the second quarter with a deep trey for the 20-17 lead, but then it was all Frankfurt as they escaped out on a brutal 12-2 run to grab back the lead 29-22. In the run, Frankfurt was fortified by three's by Gruehn and Okeke as well as lay ins from Bonga and back to back ones from Chicago native Rilwan Bakare. In this phase, Nordlingen had some careless turnovers which led Frankfurt to some easy baskets. Nordlingen didn't have much offense and only got support from Smith who kept his team in the game with a tough turnaround shot and a trey to cut the Frankfurt lead to 31-27. However Fraport Skyliners Juniors head coach Eric Detlev continued to use his bench wisely and continued to get great support as German Konstantin Schubert scored in traffic and then Thompson nailed a three pointer for the 35-29 advantage. Ex Nebraska (NCAA) forward Adrien Coleman was a pest as he stayed aggressive in the paint and scored twice cutting the Frankfurt lead to 37-32. The last bucket of the first half featured the hook up between Isaac Bonga that whistled a fierce back door bounce pass that couldn't have been placed more perfect right to the money which Thompson collected easily and finished for the Frankfurt 39-32 lead at the break. 'Frankfurt spread out the scoring nicely and did a better job on Smith. Frankfurt continued to defend very good boxing out very well. Frankfurt could have led by as much as 10 points, but two costly turnovers led to direct points for Nordlingen. Bonga was playing great. He wasn't scoring, but he showed with his overall play why he is a real team player', added Igor Starcevic. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 50% from the field and 47% from the three point line while the Giants Nordlingen were shooting 39% from the field and 27% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the overwhelming 25-11 rebound edge, but had 12 turnovers while Nordlingen had only seven turnovers.

In the third quarter the Fraport Skyliners Juniors slowly broke away and would never look back coasting home to victory. Zeeb started off the third quarter connecting on his first trey of four that he would direct into the hoop as Frankfurt led 42-32. Nordlingen would show flashes of good offense, but their consistency was lacking, but a 5-0 run with baskets from Lind and Smith cut the Frankfurt lead down to 42-36. However Frankfurt's offense is a well oiled offensive machine and struck Nordlingen for a 9-2 run to extend their lofty lead to 51-38. In the key Frankfurt run, the club was led by four different players as Bakare continued to be active inside scoring, Zeeb continued his splash shooting, then fed Bonga on the break for an easy basket and Gruehn hit a left handed hook shot. Smith did all he could nailing a trey to keep his team from totally getting left in the dust, but Zeeb was simply unstoppable as he hit his third three of the quarter giving Frankfurt the 54-41 advantage. The Frankfurt offense was fluid, there was good ball movement and the stellar guard play of Zeeb and Bonga was the difference. Then Smith and Zeeb traded three's again and the Frankfurt German was having another great game and has done a good job this season mentally staying sharp and not getting lost in the numbers game and wilting under pressure needing to score every night. 'I am one of the newest guys of the BBL license players. I still have to get better. My role here with the Pro B team is not needing to score every night, but leading the offense and getting my teammates in good position to score and make all happy. But tonight was a different situation. Thompson wasn't totally physically fit and Bonga had been sick, so tonight my role was too step up. On this night I was required to score. I feel like I can have these games every night, but it depends what my role is on that give night. This performance didn't surprise me, but I expect myself to be able to have these nights when I am called to do so', warned Garai Zeeb. Frankfurt continued to pour on the offense closing out the third quarter with a Schubert hook shot and Oldenburg 20 footer as Frankfurt led 61-44. 'We knew they would throw a zone at us. So we stayed patient and had better structure than in the first half and executed well on offense', stated Garai Zeeb. 'When a guy is hot, then we tend to keep giving him the ball. Zeeb was hot so we gave him the ball', added Isaac Bonga. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 53% from the field and 52% from the three point line while the Giants Nordlingen were shooting 38% from the field and 37% from the three point line. Frankfurt dominated the boards 36-16, but had 15 turnovers while Nordlingen had 10 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors continued to execute their offense well and held off the Giants Nordlingen without problems as they got fatigued. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors got on the board first as they performed the pick and pop to perfection as Thompson found Oldenburg open for the 20 footer as Frankfurt led 63-44. Nordlingen then found some precision execution going on a 6-0 run as Lind made free throws, Edigin scored inside again and Smith who finished with a season high 9 steals went coast to coast for the basket cutting the Frankfurt lead to 63-50. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors then closed the door with one cool swipe breaking out on a 14-0 run to lead 77-50. In the run, they kept displaying fine inside out basketball as Bonga and Okeke nailed three's while Bakare and Armin Trtovac scored in the paint. With two minutes, all eyes were focused on Isaac Bonga and if he would get his triple double. He had seven points and needed a trey which isn't his speciality, but when it counted he came through getting free and getting the perfect kick out pass from Zeeb giving Frankfurt the 77-54 lead. Okeke and Lind ended the contest trading three's. 'We ended the game well. It helps if you can keep that killer instinct until the end. We kept up our aggressiveness and intensity until the end', added Isaac Bonga. 'We ran out of gas in the second half. We were shorthanded with injuries and sicknesses this week. If Frankfurt shoots the way they did tonight in the playoffs then they could go far in the playoffs. It's all about matchups', warned Terence Smith. 'Nordlingen gave up mentally in the fourth quarter. I told the guys when we were up by 13 that we have to beat them by 20-30 points, We wanted them to let us play our game until the end', stressed Garai Zeeb. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Garai Zeeb with 22 points. Travis Thompson, Rilwan Bakare and Isaac Bonga chipped in with 10 points apiece. The Giants Nordlingen were led by Terence Smith with 22 points while Adrian Lind added 14 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 53% from the field and 54% from outside while the Giants Nordlingen shot 36% from the field and 26% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebounding duel 46-24, but coughed up the ball 20 times while Nordlingen had 14 turnovers.



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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Starks, Koroivos16.0 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.9 
 5. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 6. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 7. Cummings, Aris13.3 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos13.2 
 9. Robert, AGOR12.8 
 10. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.1 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.9 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Faye, Promitheas6.4 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH6.4 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.6.3 
 10. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.6 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.4 
 4. Starks, Koroivos5.1 
 5. Blassingame, Promi.4.8 
 6. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.5 
 8. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.2 
 2. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Releford, Kolossos.1.7 
 5. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 6. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.7 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.5 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 10. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Jackson, Aris1.5 
 3. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 4. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 5. Raines, Apollon .1.3 
 6. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 7. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.1 
 9. Fitzpatrick, AGOR1.0 
 10. Kravic, AGOR1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas18.5 
 2. Kokkalis, Ethnikos18.2 
 3. Karaboulas, Faros18.2 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos16.7 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos16.4 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.7 
 7. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.3 
 8. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.3 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.3 
 10. Liakopoulos, Faros14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.0 
 2. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.9 
 3. Rubio, Doukas8.3 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.2 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.7 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.6 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos6.5 
 10. Prodromou, Arkad.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.9 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.9 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos5.4 
 4. Liakopoulos, Faros5.3 
 5. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 7. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.8 
 8. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.7 
 9. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.7 
 10. Karydas, Panionios4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 2. Nikou, Psychiko2.0 
 3. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.8 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Prodromou, Arkad.1.6 
 6. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.6 
 7. Laane, Ethnikos1.5 
 8. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 9. Zoupas, Amyntas .1.5 
 10. Milosevic, Holargos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.3 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.3 
 3. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 4. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 5. Koutroulias, Holargos0.9 
 6. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 7. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 8. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.7 
 9. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.7 
 10. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 


A2 Round 20: Iraklis defeat Ethnikos in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

Seventh-ranked Ethnikos (10-10) gave a tough game to second ranked Iraklis (17-3) in Piraeus on Saturday. The visitors from Thessaloniki managed to secure only one-point victory 70-69. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ethnikos. They outrebounded Ethnikos 44-25 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds and guard Mihalis Giannakidis (192-88) who added 15 points during the contest. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Iraklis have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Ethnikos at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with AE Larissas and Holargos. Iraklis are looking forward to face league's leader Panionios in Athens in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ethnikos will play on the road against AE Larissas (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A2 top team - Panionios (19-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Irakleio (4-15) in Athens 101-49. The winners were led by Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Petros Noeas supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Panionios' coach Nikos Ekonomou felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 13 points and 8 rebounds by forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) did not help to save the game for Irakleio. Panionios have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 19-1 record. Irakleio lost third consecutive game. Irakleio at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifteenth place with 15 games lost. Panionios will play against league's second-placed Iraklis in Thessaloniki in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Irakleio will play at home against Psychiko (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Holargos was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Faros (14-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Holargos (10-10). Faros managed to secure a 9-point victory 87-78 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Holargos. The best player for the winners was Nikos Liakopoulos who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Apostolos Koutroulias produced 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for the hosts. Holargos' coach Memos Ioannou rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Faros have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 14-5 record. Loser Holargos dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with AE Larissas and Ethnikos. Faros will meet at home Arkadikos (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Holargos will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#10) in Athens and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 13th ranked Kavala (5-14) to twelfth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (8-12) 61-59 on Saturday evening. Leonidas Zoupas orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Amyntas Dafnis moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Doxa Pefkon. Kavala lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be higher ranked Holargos (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Kavala will play against Pagrati (#16) and hope to win that game.
An interesting game took place in Larissas where higher ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-12) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (5-15) 70-61 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Sotiris Gioulekas who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. GS Larissas moved-up to fourteenth place. Loser Doxa Pefkon keeps the tenth position with 12 games lost. GS Larissas will face higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: bottom-ranked Pagrati lost to Psychiko on the opponent's court 73-91. Doukas managed to outperform AE Larissas in a home game 82-67. Aiolos Astakou managed to beat Arkadikos on the road 73-66.

Ethnikos - Iraklis 69-70

Seventh-ranked Ethnikos (10-10) gave a tough game to second ranked Iraklis (17-3) in Piraeus on Saturday. The visitors from Thessaloniki managed to secure only one-point victory 70-69. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ethnikos. They outrebounded Ethnikos 44-25 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds and guard Mihalis Giannakidis (192-88) who added 15 points during the contest. Iraklis' coach Vangelis Alexandris used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Paraskeva Martzos (197-85) scored 20 points. Iraklis have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Ethnikos at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with AE Larissas and Holargos. Iraklis are looking forward to face league's leader Panionios in Athens in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ethnikos will play on the road against AE Larissas (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ethnikos: P.Martzos 20+2reb+1ast, K.Macheras 15+8reb+4ast, R.Laane 11+1reb+6ast, K.Oikonomopoulos 10+1ast, A.Antonakis 9+6reb+3ast, S.Halaris 4+6reb+2ast
Iraklis: M.Giannakidis 15+2reb+3ast, K.Totsios 10+7reb+2ast, Y.Gagaloudis 10+5reb+4ast, D.Cheilaris 8+4reb, R.Rutkauskas 8+10reb+3ast, V.Angelakopoulos 7+7reb
gschID: 493920


GS Larissas - Doxa Pefkon 70-61

An interesting game took place in Larissas where higher ranked Doxa Pefkon (8-12) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (5-15) 70-61 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Swedish guard Christian Koutras (189-88, college: Cuesta JC) who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four GS Larissas players scored in double figures. Point guard Dimitrios Chatzikyriakidis (192-98) responded with 21 points and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. GS Larissas moved-up to fourteenth place. Loser Doxa Pefkon keeps the tenth position with 12 games lost. GS Larissas will face higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Doxa Pefkon: D.Chatzikyriakidis 21+3reb+5ast, K.Jawara 16+7reb+1ast, A.Naoumis 8+3reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 6+2reb+4ast, D.Kalampakas 6+5reb+1ast, N.Diplaros 2+2reb+2ast
GS Larissas: S.Gioulekas 16+10reb+4ast, A.Spyropoulos 14+6reb+2ast, S.Nikolic 13+2reb+2ast, C.Koutras 11+8reb+5ast, R.Tsourakis 7+1reb+1ast, E.Bebis 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 493918


Holargos - Faros 78-87

The game in Holargos was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Faros (14-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Holargos (10-10). Faros managed to secure a 9-point victory 87-78 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Holargos. Faros made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (188-83) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Kostas Kakaroudis (204-83) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. Center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) produced 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and naturalized Serbian guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Faros and four Holargos players scored in double figures. Holargos' coach Memos Ioannou rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Faros have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 14-5 record. Loser Holargos dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with AE Larissas and Ethnikos. Faros will meet at home Arkadikos (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Holargos will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#10) in Athens and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Holargos: A.Koutroulias 17+9reb+2ast, N.Angelopoulos 17, I.Milosevic 15+8reb+3ast, S.Motsenigos 10+2reb+1ast, T.Tzakopoulos 9+5reb+6ast, A.Kallinikidis 5+3reb+2ast
Faros: K.Kakaroudis 22+6reb, N.Liakopoulos 18+6reb+7ast, G.Dimakos 15+3reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 13+2reb+3ast, V.Karaboulas 11+3reb+4ast, M.Batis 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 493924


Amyntas Dafnis - Kavala 61-59

A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 13th ranked Kavala (5-14) to twelfth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (8-12) 61-59 on Saturday evening. Amyntas Dafnis forced 23 Kavala turnovers. Strangely Kavala outrebounded Amyntas Dafnis 43-31 including 34 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Kavala helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Guard Thodoris Vardianos (193-78) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Naturalized Nigerian guard Etinosa Erevbenagie (186-95) replied with 18 points and Stavros Koumlelis (198-84) added 9 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Kavala. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Amyntas Dafnis moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Doxa Pefkon. Kavala lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be higher ranked Holargos (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Kavala will play against Pagrati (#16) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kavala: E.Erevbenagie 18+4reb+3ast, C.Kelaidis 13+2reb, S.Koumlelis 9+11reb, A.Mazurczak 5+5reb+2ast, A.Sklivas 4+5reb, S.Gkelios 4+11reb+1ast
Amyntas Dafnis: L.Zoupas 18+4reb+8ast, T.Vardianos 15+3reb, P.Dorkofikis 8+4reb, I.Angelopoulos 6+5reb+1ast, C.Vogiatzis 6+2reb, N.Kampouris 2+2reb
gschID: 493923


Psychiko - Pagrati 91-73

Very expected game in Athens where 16th ranked Pagrati (2-18) was defeated by eighth ranked Psychiko (11-9) 91-73 on Saturday. Psychiko forced 19 Pagrati turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Vasileios Mouratos (193-97) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 steals and Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) who added 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Psychiko's coach Nikos Remendelas let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Point guard Sokratis Psaropoulos (191-92) responded with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Psychiko moved-up to sixth place. Pagrati lost seventh consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Psychiko will face Irakleio (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pagrati will play against Kavala and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: S.Psaropoulos 24+8reb+4ast, G.Ralatos 18+12reb+4ast, I.Lekakis 9+1reb+1ast, A.Skoufis 7+1reb+5ast, K.Ezomo 7+6reb+2ast, G.Kontogiorgas 4
Psychiko: S.Smajlagic 18+6reb, V.Mouratos 18+4reb+3ast, N.Tsiokos 9+7reb, D.Achis 8, M.Sakellariou 8+1reb, T.Tsiotras 7+4reb+4ast
gschID: 493922


Panionios - Irakleio 101-49

A2 top team - Panionios (19-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Irakleio (4-15) in Athens 101-49. Panionios dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Irakleio's 24 and made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Panionios forced 19 Irakleio turnovers and outrebounded them 42-20 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Irakleio was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Petros Noeas (204-87) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Panionios' coach Nikos Ekonomou felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 13 points and 8 rebounds by forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) did not help to save the game for Irakleio. Guard Miron Papadakis (183-88) added 7 points and 5 assists for the guests. Panionios have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 19-1 record. Irakleio lost third consecutive game. Irakleio at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifteenth place with 15 games lost. Panionios will play against league's second-placed Iraklis in Thessaloniki in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Irakleio will play at home against Psychiko (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: D.Lolas 13+8reb+1ast, T.Koupidis 10+2ast, P.Maragakis 8+2reb+1ast, M.Papadakis 7+1reb+5ast, I.Lianos 5+2reb+1ast, D.Latovic 4+4reb
Panionios: F.Alihodzic 17+10reb+1ast, P.Noeas 15+9reb+1ast, N.Barlos 15+3reb+1ast, P.Melissaratos 10+3reb, S.Karydas 9+2reb+6ast, S.Billis 8+4reb
gschID: 493921


Doukas - AE Larissas 82-67

Very predictable result in Athens where third ranked Doukas (16-3) defeated 9th ranked AE Larissas (10-10) 82-67 on Saturday. Doukas forced 23 AE Larissas turnovers. AE Larissas was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Alexandros Raptis (200-81) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 steals (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) and guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) who added 18 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Doukas' coach Savvas Simeonidis let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Icelandic center Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (204-88) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and point guard Apollon Deligiorgis (192-93) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Doukas maintains third position with 16-3 record having four points less than leader Panionios. Newly promoted AE Larissas dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. Doukas will face Doxa Pefkon (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AE Larissas will play against Ethnikos (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AE Larissas: S.Thorsteinsson 18+5reb+3ast, N.Tsoutsos 11+6reb+1ast, M.Politis 8+1reb+1ast, T.Tsiloulis 8+1reb, G.Maltesios 7+4reb, A.Deligiorgis 7+7reb+4ast
Doukas: A.Raptis 20+4reb+1ast, A.Kiritsis 18+3reb+3ast, G.Koukas 10+2reb+6ast, E.Papamakarios 9+1reb+1ast, A.Kanonidis 9+8reb, G.Molfetas 7+7reb
gschID: 493919


Arkadikos - Aiolos Astakou 66-73

Not a big story in a game in Arkadia where 11th ranked Arkadikos (7-13) was defeated by fifth ranked Aiolos Astakou (12-8) 73-66 on Saturday. Aiolos Astakou forced 19 Arkadikos turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-83) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81) who added 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou maintains fifth position with 12-8 record. Loser Arkadikos dropped to the twelfth place with 13 games lost. Aiolos Astakou will face GS Larissas (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play against Faros in Keratsiniou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: S.Tsougarakis 13+10reb+1ast, G.Prodromou 13+5reb, D.Redikas 13+2reb+3ast, E.Tsakaleris 12+3reb+1ast, K.Garbis 5+5reb+1ast, D.Kourepis 5+3reb+1ast
Aiolos Astakou: V.Kitsoulis 19+7reb, N.Kaklamanos 16+1reb+4ast, A.Gizogiannis 8+3reb, T.Charismidis 7+1reb+1ast, G.Brozos 6+3reb+1ast, S.Papadionysiou 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 493917





A1 Round 20: Panathinaikos beat Aris in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Athens. Second ranked Panathinaikos faced 4th ranked Aris. Host Panathinaikos (19-1) defeated guests from Thessaloniki (11-9) 70-54. Panathinaikos shot 22 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Aris only scored six points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Aris helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who scored 19 points and 4 assists. The other American import forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panathinaikos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Kolossos HH and PAOK. Panathinaikos is looking forward to face Apollon Patras (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aris will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#14) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Leader Olympiacos delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they crushed 10th ranked Lavrio (7-13) 84-52 in Athens. The former international guard Evangelos Mantzaris (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 4 assists. Giorgos Ballis contributed with 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Sean Evans (203-88, college: St.John's) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Lavrio. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos (19-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position, which they share with Panathinaikos. Lavrio lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Koroivos. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena AEK Athens.
The game in Patras was also quite interesting. Third ranked AEK Athens (16-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Promitheas (8-12). AEK Athens did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-67 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Promitheas. Worth to mention a great performance of Kostas Vasiliadis who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Miroslav Todic responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. AEK Athens maintains third position with 16-4 record having just three points less than leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Promitheas keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Trikalla. AEK Athens' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Fourteenth-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (3-17) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Kolossos HH (11-9). The visitors from Rodou managed to secure only one-point victory 62-61. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by Trevor Releford who scored that evening 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Kolossos HH's coach Aris Likogiannis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. Doxa Lefkadas lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Kolossos HH's next round opponent will be Kymis (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Aris in Thessaloniki and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 20 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Trikalla was defeated by PAOK in Thessaloniki 97-86. AGOR beat Kymis at home 84-73. Apollon Patras lost to Koroivos on the opponent's court 67-71.
The best stats of 20th round was 20 points and 9 rebounds by Keith Clanton of PAOK.

Panathinaikos - Aris 70-54

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Athens. Second ranked Panathinaikos faced 4th ranked Aris. Host Panathinaikos (19-1) defeated guests from Thessaloniki (11-9) 70-54. Panathinaikos shot 22 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Aris only scored six points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Aris helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who scored 19 points and 4 assists. The other American import forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds and American Michael Jenkins (193-86, college: Winthrop) added 12 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panathinaikos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Kolossos HH and PAOK. Panathinaikos is looking forward to face Apollon Patras (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aris will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#14) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: M.James 19+2reb+4ast, K.Rivers 10+3reb, C.Singleton 9+12reb+2ast, A.Fotsis 7+3reb, V.Charalampopoulos 6+3reb+1ast, K.Gabriel 5+5reb+1ast
Aris: V.Jankovic 13+7reb, M.Jenkins 12+1reb+2ast, T.Zaras 8, V.Symtsak 8+5reb+1ast, S.Mourtos 6+1reb, J.Lukas Gordon 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 493718


Olympiacos - Lavrio 84-52

Leader Olympiacos delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they crushed 10th ranked Lavrio (7-13) 84-52 in Athens. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Lavrio was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lavrio 46-27 including a 30-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international guard Evangelos Mantzaris (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 4 assists. Point guard Giorgos Ballis (187-99) contributed with 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Sean Evans (203-88, college: St.John's) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston, agency: Two Points) added 12 points in the effort for Lavrio. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos (19-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position, which they share with Panathinaikos. Lavrio lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Koroivos. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena AEK Athens.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: E.Mantzaris 12+4reb+4ast, M.Lojeski 10+5reb+1ast, I.Papapetrou 10+3reb+2ast, G.Ballis 9+6reb+1ast, N.Milutinov 8+5reb, E.Green 8+4reb+2ast
Lavrio: Z.Nixon 12+2reb, S.Evans 12+7reb+1ast, K.Punter 10+2reb+2ast, S.Gray 4+1reb, M.Perakis 4+3reb+1ast, D.Bolds 3+2reb
gschID: 493716


Doxa Lefkadas - Kolossos HH 61-62

Fourteenth-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (3-17) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Kolossos HH (11-9). The visitors from Rodou managed to secure only one-point victory 62-61. However their fans expected much easier game. Kolossos HH outrebounded Doxa Lefkadas 43-23 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by American point guard Trevor Releford (183-91, college: Alabama) who scored that evening 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Christos Saloustros (201-90) supported him with 5 points and 13 rebounds. Kolossos HH's coach Aris Likogiannis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by Montenegrin Ivan Maras (207-86) did not help to save the game for Doxa Lefkadas. American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Diamond Sports) added 15 points for the hosts. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. Doxa Lefkadas lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Kolossos HH's next round opponent will be Kymis (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Aris in Thessaloniki and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kolossos HH: T.Releford 21+5reb+5ast, L.Hall 11+4reb+2ast, J.Reddic 7+5reb, E.Watson 6+2reb, R.Ahonen 6+5reb+2ast, C.Saloustros 5+13reb+2ast
Doxa Lefkadas: I.Maras 15+5reb+1ast, A.Harris 15+4reb+2ast, S.Scott 9+5reb+3ast, C.Tapoutos 7, D.Doblas 6+1reb, D.Tsaldaris 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 493719


PAOK - Trikalla 97-86

There was no surprise in Thessaloniki where 9th ranked Aiolos Trikallon (8-12) was defeated by fifth ranked PAOK (11-9) 97-86. Aiolos Trikallon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. PAOK made 26-of-34 charity shots (76.5 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Aiolos Trikallon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) who scored that evening 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Thaddus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) supported him with 20 points and 4 assists. PAOK's coach Soulis Markopoulos used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Even 25 points and 4 assists by American guard Kelsey Barlow (196-91, college: Ill.-Chicago) did not help to save the game for Aiolos Trikallon. Lithuanian Gilvydas Biruta (203-91, college: Rhode Island) added 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and Kolossos HH. Aiolos Trikallon at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. PAOK's next round opponent will be AGOR (#7) in Rethymno. Aiolos Trikallon will play at home against Promitheas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PAOK: T.McFadden 20+3reb+4ast, K.Clanton 20+9reb+3ast, Z.Peiners 19+4reb+3ast, V.Margaritis 17+2reb+2ast, A.Koniaris 8+2reb+2ast, A.Tsochlas 7+2ast
Trikalla: K.Barlow 25+4reb+4ast, G.Biruta 19+7reb, O.Lypovyy 12+2reb+1ast, A.Tsagarakis 11+2reb+1ast, S.Manolopoulos 10+3reb, M.Caffey 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 493722


Promitheas - AEK Athens 67-86

The game in Patras was also quite interesting. Third ranked AEK Athens (16-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Promitheas (8-12). AEK Athens did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-67 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Promitheas. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-67. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Kostas Vasiliadis (200-84) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) who added 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five AEK Athens players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85, agency: Diamond Sports) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. AEK Athens maintains third position with 16-4 record having just three points less than leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Promitheas keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Trikalla. AEK Athens' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: K.Vasiliadis 17+7reb+3ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 15+7reb+2ast, M.Dixon 12+3reb+1ast, R.Ukic 11+2reb+6ast, B.Newley 10+2reb+1ast, D.McGrath 8+1reb+3ast
Promitheas: M.Todic 15+6reb+1ast, L.Jones 11+2reb+1ast, J.Blassingame 11+4reb+5ast, N.Gikas 9+1reb+3ast, M.Moore 8+4reb+1ast, M.Faye 7+8reb
gschID: 493721


AGOR - Kymis 84-73

No shocking result in a game in Rethymno where seventh ranked AGOR (9-11) defeated 12th ranked Kymis (6-14) 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by AGOR. Kymis was better in second period 26-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. The winners were led by American point guard Gary Talton (185-90, college: Ill.-Chicago) who scored that evening 18 points and 7 assists and the other American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) supported him with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four AGOR players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for Kymis. American forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) added 16 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. AGOR maintains seventh position with 9-11 record. Newly promoted Kymis keeps the twelfth place with 14 games lost. AGOR's next round opponent will be higher ranked PAOK (#5) in Thessaloniki and it may be quite challenging game. Kymis will play at home against Kolossos HH (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
AGOR: R.Arnold 19+6reb+1ast, H.Giannopoulos 18+5reb+1ast, G.Talton 18+2reb+7ast, T.Fitzpatrick 17+3reb+1ast, R.Schaftenaar 5+8reb, W.Lemon Jr. 2+2reb
Kymis: S.Toutziarakis 19+6reb, D.Orton 16+5reb, J.Cadee 11+1reb+3ast, D.Stamatis 7+2reb+3ast, A.Sigounas 6+3reb, S.Schizas 5+6reb
gschID: 493720


Koroivos - Apollon Patras 71-67

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Apollon Patras (5-15) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Koroivos (7-13) 71-67. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Apollon Patras won third quarter 16-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American Toddrick Gotcher (193-93, college: Texas Tech) who scored that evening 26 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Markel Starks (188-91, college: Georgetown) supported him with 13 points and 6 assists. Even 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by American-Ukrainian guard Steven Burtt (189-84, college: Iona) did not help to save the game for Apollon Patras. American guard Tyler Kalinoski (193-92, college: Davidson) added 8 points for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Koroivos moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Lavrio. Apollon Patras lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. Koroivos' next round opponent will be Lavrio (#11) on the road. Apollon Patras will play against the league's second-placed Panathinaikos and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Koroivos: T.Gotcher 26+6reb+2ast, M.Starks 13+2reb+6ast, A.Milutinovic 12+5reb+1ast, E.McClellan 8+9reb, D.Pollard 6+1reb+1ast, A.Michaloglou 4+4reb+1ast
Apollon Patras: S.Burtt 22+6reb+5ast, E.Bavcic 9+4reb, T.Kalinoski 8+4reb+2ast, I.Kouzeloglou 7+2reb, G.Diamantakos 7+1reb, M.Stockton 5+1reb+1ast
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Eredivisie Round 22: Leiden lose to Groningen in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Leiden. 3rd ranked host Leiden (14-8) lost to first ranked Groningen (21-1) 74-57. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Leiden managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Leiden 44-24 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Arvin Slagter (191-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Groningen's coach Erik Braal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) responded with 17 points. Groningen have an impressive 16-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Leiden at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. Groningen are looking forward to face Den Bosch (#4) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Weert and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Weert managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they outleveled sixth-ranked Leeuwarden 99-79. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 20-point difference suggests that Weert is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Power forward Dyon Halman (204-94, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and Aleek Pauline supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 23 points by American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) did not help to save the game for Leeuwarden. Weert maintains eighth position with 3-19 record. Leeuwarden at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Amsterdam. Weert will play against higher ranked Leiden (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Leeuwarden will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Rotterdam was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Den Bosch (11-11) played at the court of fifth ranked Rotterdam (9-13). Rotterdam defeated Den Bosch 99-85 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Den Bosch. La'Shard Anderson fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 assists for the winners. Justin Watts produced 24 points and 4 assists for lost side. Rotterdam maintains fifth position with 9-13 record. Loser Den Bosch keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Rotterdam will meet at home Amsterdam (#7) in the next round. Den Bosch will play against the league's leader Groningen and hope to secure a win.
The game in Amsterdam was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Zwolle (16-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Amsterdam (7-15). Zwolle defeated Amsterdam 89-74. Worth to mention a great performance of Clayton Vette who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Zwolle's coach Herman van den Belt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Zwolle have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 16-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Amsterdam lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 15 games lost. Zwolle's next round opponent will be Leeuwarden (#6) on the road. Amsterdam will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rotterdam - Den Bosch 99-85

The game in Rotterdam was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Den Bosch (11-11) played at the court of fifth ranked Rotterdam (9-13). Rotterdam defeated Den Bosch 99-85 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Den Bosch. The game without a history. Rotterdam led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 assists for the winners. Center Lucas Steijn (211-86, college: Idaho St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Rotterdam players scored in double figures. American swingman Justin Watts (196-90, college: N.Carolina) produced 24 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 14 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Rotterdam maintains fifth position with 9-13 record. Loser Den Bosch keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Rotterdam will meet at home Amsterdam (#7) in the next round. Den Bosch will play against the league's leader Groningen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: J.Watts 24+2reb+4ast, S.McWhorter 16+3reb+5ast, C.Mitchell 14+14reb+1ast, D.Balentine 7+3reb+1ast, S.Wessels 7+8reb+2ast, P.Vries Pim 6+2reb
Rotterdam: L.Anderson 32+4reb+12ast, J.Marshall 21+3reb+1ast, L.Steijn 18+11reb+1ast, M.Kok 11+2reb, C.Stolk 10+4reb+2ast, G.Mays 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 477739


Leiden - Groningen 57-74

The game between Top Four teams took place in Leiden. 3rd ranked host Leiden (14-8) lost to first ranked Groningen (21-1) 74-57. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Leiden managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Leiden 44-24 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Arvin Slagter (191-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Groningen's coach Erik Braal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) responded with 17 points and international forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. Groningen have an impressive 16-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Leiden at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. Groningen are looking forward to face Den Bosch (#4) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Weert and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Leiden: D.Draper 17+4reb+2ast, J.Voorn 12+2reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 10+6reb+2ast, J.Lee 10+2reb+4ast, F.Versteegh 5+1reb, R.Jansen 2+1reb+3ast
Groningen: C.Fieler 17+13reb+3ast, A.Slagter 17+6reb+2ast, L.Jeter 14+2reb+3ast, S.Cunningham 9+2reb+2ast, A.Smith 8+8reb+1ast, D.Pasalic 6+8reb+4ast
gschID: 477738


Amsterdam - Zwolle 74-89

The game in Amsterdam was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Zwolle (16-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Amsterdam (7-15). Zwolle defeated Amsterdam 89-74. The game was mostly controlled by Zwolle. Amsterdam was better in third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Amsterdam 39-20 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Zwolle players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard JT Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Zwolle's coach Herman van den Belt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international swingman Dimeo Van-Der-Horst (197-91) replied with 22 points and the former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) added 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Amsterdam. Five Zwolle and four Amsterdam players scored in double figures. Zwolle have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 16-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Amsterdam lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 15 games lost. Zwolle's next round opponent will be Leeuwarden (#6) on the road. Amsterdam will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: D.Van Der Horst 22+3reb+1ast, S.Mulder 18+1reb, H.Kherrazi 12+4reb+4ast, A.Roye 10+6reb+4ast, S.de Randamie 7+1reb+2ast, G.Slagter 3+3reb+2ast
Zwolle: C.Vette 20+8reb+5ast, O.Schaftenaar 15+5reb+1ast, J.Tiller 13+7reb+3ast, N.Oudendag 13+6reb+1ast, J.Yoho 11+4reb+1ast, M.Schilder 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 477737


Weert - Leeuwarden 99-79

Bottom-ranked Weert managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they outleveled sixth-ranked Leeuwarden 99-79. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 20-point difference suggests that Weert is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. Weert led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Weert outrebounded Leeuwarden 44-25 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Power forward Dyon Halman (204-94, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and American-French point guard Aleek Pauline (185-87, college: Norfolk St.) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 23 points by American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) did not help to save the game for Leeuwarden. His fellow American import forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) added 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Five Weert and four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. Weert maintains eighth position with 3-19 record. Leeuwarden at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Amsterdam. Weert will play against higher ranked Leiden (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Leeuwarden will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Gregory 23+3reb+2ast, D.Koon 19+6reb+2ast, M.Lufile 14+5reb, G.Marshall 12+2reb+1ast, D.Hope 6+1reb+1ast, P.Frimpong 3+5reb
Weert: D.Halman 18+13reb, A.Pauline 17+5reb+3ast, R.Van Ravensteijn 17+3reb+2ast, J.van Vugt 16+2reb+4ast, D.Rosenmuller 11+4reb+1ast, A.Eduardo 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 477736





Prom.Divisie Round 17: Top-ranked Grasshoppers win another game - by Eurobasket News

Prom.Divisie top team - Grasshoppers (14-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Black Eagles (6-10) in Katwijk 97-57. Grasshoppers have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-1 record. Black Eagles at the other side keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Grasshoppers are looking forward to face Red Giants (#5) in Meppel in the next round. Black Eagles will play at home against CobraNova (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Red Giants (10-7) 73-50. The victory was the third consecutive win for Red Giants. They moved-up to fifth place. De Hoppers lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Red Giants will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Hoppers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) in Landsmeer and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to third ranked De Groene (11-5) 81-53 on Saturday evening. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. De Hoppers lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. De Groene's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Groningen Groningen.
The game in Leidschendam was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lokomotief (11-5) played at the court of 8th ranked CobraNova (7-10). Lokomotief defeated CobraNova 70-55. Lokomotief moved-up to third place, which they share with De Groene. CobraNova at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Leiden 2 (#7) at home. CobraNova will play against Black Eagles in Rosmalen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Leiden was also quite interesting. Third ranked De Groene (11-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Leiden 2 (8-9). De Groene managed to secure a 8-point victory 80-72 on Sunday. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. Loser Leiden 2 keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. De Groene's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Groningen Groningen.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Lions smashed New Stars on the road 100-70. Groningen destroyed Punch on its own court 88-51. Black Eagles unfortunately lost to Punch in Delft 65-68. Black Eagles rolled over New Stars at home 78-53. Lions crushed Punch on the opponent's court 84-64. De Groene smashed New Stars in a home game 78-53.

New Stars - Lions 70-100

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Lions (14-4) crushed 10th ranked New Stars (5-12) in Nieuwegein 100-70 on Sunday. Lions maintains second place with 14-4 record having just three point less than leader Grasshoppers. New Stars lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Lions will face bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play on the road against Punch in Delft and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477860


De Hoppers - Red Giants 50-73

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Red Giants (10-7) 73-50. The victory was the third consecutive win for Red Giants. They moved-up to fifth place. De Hoppers lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Red Giants will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. De Hoppers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) in Landsmeer and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 477865


Grasshoppers - Black Eagles 97-57

Prom.Divisie top team - Grasshoppers (14-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Black Eagles (6-10) in Katwijk 97-57. Grasshoppers have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-1 record. Black Eagles at the other side keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Grasshoppers are looking forward to face Red Giants (#5) in Meppel in the next round. Black Eagles will play at home against CobraNova (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477864


CobraNova - Lokomotief 55-70

The game in Leidschendam was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lokomotief (11-5) played at the court of 8th ranked CobraNova (7-10). Lokomotief defeated CobraNova 70-55. Lokomotief moved-up to third place, which they share with De Groene. CobraNova at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Lokomotief's next round opponent will be Leiden 2 (#7) at home. CobraNova will play against Black Eagles in Rosmalen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477863


Leiden 2 - De Groene 72-80

The game in Leiden was also quite interesting. Third ranked De Groene (11-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Leiden 2 (8-9). De Groene managed to secure a 8-point victory 80-72 on Sunday. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. Loser Leiden 2 keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. De Groene's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Groningen Groningen.
gschID: 477862


Groningen - Punch 88-51

Very expected game when 11th ranked Punch (4-13) was smashed on the road by sixth ranked Groningen (9-6) 88-51 on Saturday. Newly promoted Groningen maintains sixth place with 9-6 record. Loser Punch keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Groningen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Groningen to the arena De Groene.
gschID: 477861


De Hoppers - De Groene 53-81

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to third ranked De Groene (11-5) 81-53 on Saturday evening. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. De Hoppers lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. De Groene's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Groningen Groningen.
gschID: 536890


Punch - Black Eagles 68-65

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Punch (4-13) edged 9th ranked Black Eagles (6-10) in Delft 68-65 on Saturday. Punch maintains eleventh place with 4-13 record. Loser Black Eagles keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Punch will face higher ranked New Stars (#10) in Nieuwegein in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 536889


Black Eagles - New Stars 78-53

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked New Stars' (5-12) road loss to ninth ranked Black Eagles (6-10) in Rosmalen 53-78 on Saturday. Black Eagles maintains ninth place with 6-10 record. New Stars lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Black Eagles will face higher ranked CobraNova (#8) in Leidschendam in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. New Stars will play on the road against Punch in Delft and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 536886


Punch - Lions 64-84

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Lions (14-4) outplayed 11th ranked Punch (4-13) in Delft 84-64 on Sunday. Lions maintains second place with 14-4 record having just three point less than leader Grasshoppers. Loser Punch keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Lions will face bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Punch will play at home against New Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 536888


De Groene - New Stars 78-53

There was no surprise when 10th ranked New Stars (5-12) were outleveled by third ranked De Groene (11-5) in Groningen 78-53 on Sunday. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Grasshoppers, which they share with Lokomotief. New Stars lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. De Groene's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Groningen Groningen.
gschID: 536887





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A Division Round 20: Kaposvari lose to Alba in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Szekesfehervar. First ranked host Alba (17-3) smashed 3rd ranked Kaposvari (13-7) 94-67. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kaposvari. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 18-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-67. Alba dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kaposvari's 42. They outrebounded Kaposvari 47-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Alba looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Alba made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American center Kenneth Simms (205-86, college: Cumberland, agency: Promotex) responded with 19 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. Alba have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-3 record. Kaposvari at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Szolnok. Alba are looking forward to face Vasas (#13) in Budapest in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Kaposvari will play at home against ZTE KK (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: KTE-Duna lost to ZTE KK on the opponent's court 80-85. Falco KC managed to outperform PVSK Pannon in a home game 85-73. Szedeak recorded a loss to Sopron KC on the road 62-54. Szolnok defeated Jaszberenyi on its own court 77-69. Atomeromu beat Vasas in Paks 89-82. Bottom-ranked MAFC lost to Kormend at home 80-85. Sopron KC unfortunately lost to Falco KC on the opponent's court 75-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points and 10 rebounds by Marko Djerasimovic of KTE-Duna.

ZTE KK - KTE-Duna 85-80

Very expected game in Zalaegerszeg where 10th ranked KTE-Duna (8-12) was defeated by sixth ranked ZTE KK (12-8) 85-80 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KTE-Duna won fourth quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ZTE KK looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 assists and 4 steals and the former international forward Zsolt Szabo (202-86) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four ZTE KK players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Marko Djerasimovic (198-84, agency: BeoExcell) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90, agency: 011 Sports) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. ZTE KK maintains sixth position with 12-8 record. KTE-Duna lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. ZTE KK are looking forward to face higher ranked Kaposvari (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. KTE-Duna will play against Falco KC (#3) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: E.Ubilla 17+15ast, Z.Szabo 16+6reb, A.Drungilas 14+7reb+1ast, J.Wright 11+8reb, J.Norfleet 11+3reb+2ast, S.Benke 9+4reb+5ast
KTE-Duna: M.Djerasimovic 28+10reb+2ast, T.Ivosev 20+5reb+3ast, K.Karahodzic 14+6reb+2ast, M.Pongo 7+3reb+3ast, M.Djukanovic 5+3reb+6ast, M.Pongo 3+3ast
gschID: 498079


Alba - Kaposvari 94-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Szekesfehervar. First ranked host Alba (17-3) smashed 3rd ranked Kaposvari (13-7) 94-67. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kaposvari. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 18-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-67. Alba dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kaposvari's 42. They outrebounded Kaposvari 47-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Alba looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Alba made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five Alba players scored in double figures. American center Kenneth Simms (205-86, college: Cumberland, agency: Promotex) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: Interperformances) scored 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. Alba have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-3 record. Kaposvari at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Szolnok. Alba are looking forward to face Vasas (#13) in Budapest in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Kaposvari will play at home against ZTE KK (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alba: P.Lorant 23+9reb+4ast, A.Mohammed 14+1reb+1ast, A.Keller 12+7reb, J.Edwards 12+9reb+3ast, W.Shepard 10+6reb+5ast, L.Markovic 10+2reb
Kaposvari: K.Simms 19+6reb+2ast, M.Cooke 12+6reb+1ast, W.Frazier 12+6reb+2ast, R.Hendlein 6+2reb+1ast, M.Fodor 6+2ast, J.Wisseh 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 498078


Falco KC - PVSK Pannon 85-73

Rather predictable result in Szombathely where fourth ranked Falco KC (14-7) defeated 7th ranked PVSK Pannon (11-9) 85-73 on Saturday. PVSK Pannon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Falco KC dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to PVSK Pannon's 34. They outrebounded PVSK Pannon 47-25 including a 24-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and the other American import guard Drew Barham (198-89, college: Gonzaga) who added 15 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Bosnian center Ismet Sejfic (208-93) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Zoltan Supola (190-88, agency: HMS) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Falco KC moved-up to third place. Loser PVSK Pannon keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Falco KC are looking forward to face KTE-Duna (#10) in Kecskemet in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PVSK Pannon will play at home against MAFC and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Falco KC: L.Medford 21+2reb+3ast, D.Govens 21+5reb+10ast, D.Barham 15+14reb+2ast, B.Varadi 12+6reb+2ast, A.Pustahvar 6+7reb+2ast, I.Zigeranovic 6+4reb
PVSK Pannon: I.Sejfic 16+8reb+1ast, Z.Supola 14+2reb+2ast, C.Smith 10+2reb+1ast, V.Budimir 10+4reb+2ast, A.Nelson 8+3reb+5ast, O.Biro 7+4reb
gschID: 498077


Sopron KC - Szedeak 62-54

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Szedeak (9-11) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Sopron KC (10-11) 62-54 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 15-12. But Szedeak won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St., agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Anthony Myles (196-92, college: Rider) who added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The former international power forward Levente Juhos (208-91, college: Moberly Area CC) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Boltic (193-87, agency: 011 Sports) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Sopron KC moved-up to eighth place. Loser Szedeak dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Sopron KC are looking forward to face league's second-placed Kormend on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Szedeak will play against Jaszberenyi (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sopron KC: J.Mills 17+12reb+3ast, A.Myles 10+7reb+4ast, A.Dufault 10+5reb, A.Rujak 9, N.Takacs 6+5reb, G.Toth 5
Szedeak: I.Lilov 14+5reb+1ast, L.Juhos 13+11reb, N.Sulovic 9+7reb, A.Ciric 8+5reb+1ast, M.Boltic 8+5reb+8ast, M.Filipovics 2+5reb
gschID: 498075


Szolnok - Jaszberenyi 77-69

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Szolnok (13-7) beat at home 11th ranked Jaszberenyi (7-13) 77-69 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman David Vojvoda (196-90) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 assists and Montenegrin Nikola Pavlicevic (192-88) who added 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. American swingman Brian Williams (196-92, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 18 points and his fellow American import guard Devon Saddler (183-91, college: Delaware) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Szolnok have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kaposvari. Loser Jaszberenyi keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Szolnok is looking forward to face Atomeromu (#12) in Paks in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jaszberenyi will play at home against Szedeak and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: D.Vojvoda 18+2reb+5ast, N.Pavlicevic 13+1reb+5ast, A.Popovic 11+4reb, L.Andric 10+7reb+2ast, K.Wittmann 8+3reb+1ast, J.Eilingsfeld 7+11reb
Jaszberenyi: B.Williams 18+2reb+1ast, D.Saddler 14+5ast, B.Arrington 11+5reb+3ast, S.Stamenkovic 10+7reb, G.Cseh 6+5reb, A.Brbaklic 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 498076


Vasas - Atomeromu 82-89

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 13th ranked Vasas' (4-16) home loss to twelfth ranked Atomeromu (6-14) 82-89 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atomeromu made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Vasas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Talor Battle (182-88, college: Penn St., agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and power forward Matt Tiby (203-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who added 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Forward AJ Pacher (208-92, college: Wright St.) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Ronnie Taylor (187-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Octagon Europe) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vasas' coach Bulcsu Sarosi rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Atomeromu maintains twelfth position with 6-14 record. Vasas lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the thirteenth place with 16 games lost. Atomeromu are looking forward to face higher ranked Szolnok (#5) in Szolnok in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vasas will play at home against the league's leader Alba (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: T.Will 19+2reb+3ast, L.Gilbert 18+6reb+1ast, M.Tiby 17+10reb+1ast, T.Battle 17+7reb+12ast, L.Samenas 7+1reb, R.Watkins 6+9reb+3ast
Vasas: A.Pacher 20+9reb+2ast, R.Wright 16+7reb+2ast, A.Horvath 14+3reb+3ast, R.Taylor 13+6reb+10ast, S.Thompson 10+2ast, R.Katona 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 498074


MAFC - Kormend 80-85

No shocking result in a game in Budapest where third ranked Kormend (14-6) won against bottom-ranked MAFC (3-17) 85-80 on Saturday. MAFC was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 27-15 charge of Kormend, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and American-Liberian guard Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: Connecticut) who added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. Serbian Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Croatian center Matija Poscic (206-85, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Kormend have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. MAFC lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Kormend are looking forward to face Sopron KC (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. MAFC will play against PVSK Pannon (#7) in Pecs and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Kormend: M.Csorvasi 23+12reb+1ast, L.Kromah 21+6reb+5ast, S.Gibbs 17+2reb+2ast, T.Allen 11+4reb+1ast, C.Ferencz 8+5reb+4ast, L.Smith Jr. 5+6reb+3ast
MAFC: U.Duvnjak 25+4reb+11ast, M.Poscic 20+11reb+2ast, D.Smith 14+6reb+8ast, L.Polyak 7+1reb, R.Sihota 6+5reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 4+1reb
gschID: 498073


Falco KC - Sopron KC 79-75

Very expected game in Szombathely where 9th ranked Sopron KC (10-11) was defeated by fourth ranked Falco KC (14-7) 79-75 on Wednesday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Falco KC made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds and Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) who added 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American guard Brandon Johnson (183-86, college: San Diego, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Gergely Toth (206-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 16 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Falco KC moved-up to third place. Loser Sopron KC dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Falco KC are looking forward to face KTE-Duna (#10) in Kecskemet in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sopron KC will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kormend and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Falco KC: A.Pustahvar 21+5reb+2ast, D.Govens 21+5reb+3ast, L.Medford 17+2reb+1ast, N.Toth 9+2reb+3ast, B.Varadi 6+5reb+3ast, K.Bognar 2+3reb
Sopron KC: B.Johnson 30+10reb+4ast, G.Toth 16+3reb, A.Myles 10+3reb+1ast, A.Rujak 9+5reb+3ast, A.Dufault 6+5reb, N.Takacs 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 498072





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Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 31
 1. Motley, FSU31.0 
 2. Woods, Hamar27.0 
 3. Garland, Breidablik26.6 
 4. Shouse, IA25.5 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.3 
 6. King, Valur21.9 
 7. Pryor, Fjolnir21.2 
 8. Bracey, Valur19.5 
 9. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir19.3 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Woods, Hamar14.4 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.9 
 3. Motley, FSU12.8 
 4. Moss, Hottur12.6 
 5. King, Valur12.2 
 6. Shouse, IA9.3 
 7. Kristjansson, IA9.0 
 8. Petursson, Valur8.8 
 9. Fridriksson, Arm.8.6 
 10. Virijevic, Hottur8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Moss, Hottur8.9 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.3 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.6 
 4. Shouse, IA5.4 
 5. Blondal, Valur5.0 
 6. Olafsson, Hamar4.8 
 7. Bracey, Valur4.7 
 8. Erlingsson, Hamar4.0 
 9. Jonasson, Armann4.0 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Garland, Breidablik3.7 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.3 
 3. Shouse, IA2.9 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Oliver, Fjolnir2.5 
 6. King, Valur2.3 
 7. Motley, FSU2.2 
 8. Olafsson, Hamar2.1 
 9. Pryor, Fjolnir1.9 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. King, Valur2.4 
 2. Oliver, Fjolnir2.0 
 3. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 4. Audunsson, Valur1.2 
 5. Motley, FSU1.2 
 6. Johannesson, Breid.1.1 
 7. Fridriksson, Arm.1.0 
 8. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 9. Karason, Fjolnir1.0 
 10. Kristjansson, IA0.8 


Icelandic Dominos League round 20 best performance: Petur Birgisson - by Eurobasket News

Guard Petur Birgisson (185-G-96) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Tindastoll, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 20-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, six rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Skallagrimur (#11, 7-13) 88-81. Tindastoll maintains the 2nd position in Icelandic Dominos League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tindastoll will need more victories to improve their 15-5 record. In the team's last game Birgisson had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Tindastoll, through which he has constantly improved. Petur Birgisson has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 6.2apg) and averages impressive 2.9spg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Amin Stevens (203-F-90) of Keflavik. Stevens had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Keflavik was edged by the higher-ranked KR (#1, 16-4) 82-80. Despite lost game Keflavik moved up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stevens is a newcomer at Keflavik, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 29.4ppg (#1). He also registered 15.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Tindastoll's star - American forward Antonio Hester (198-F-90). Hester scored 28 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Tindastoll, helping his team with a 88-81 win against the lower-ranked Skallagrimur (#11, 7-13). Tindastoll needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 5 lost games. Hester has a great season in Iceland. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.4ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 11.1rpg (6th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 61.3%. Hester attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christian Covile (193-G-93) of Snaefell - 29 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of Stjarnan - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
6. George Beamon (193-G-91) of Thor AK - 33 points and 13 rebounds
7. Sherrod Wright (193-G-91) of Haukar - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Olafur Olafsson (194-G-90) of Grindavik - 26 points and 6 rebounds
9. P.J. Alawoya (203-F-88) of KR - 20 points and 12 rebounds
10. Tobin Carberry (193-G-91) of Thor Thorl - 27 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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BARFIELD
  NSH G.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Barfield, NSH G.26.9 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.25.7 
 3. White, Pelita Jaya23.6 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah23.5 
 5. Crump, Satya W.23.4 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .23.1 
 7. Corbin, Bima P.22.4 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .21.5 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah19.6 
 10. Brantley, Garuda16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.15.1 
 3. Brand, JNE B.14.8 
 4. White, Pelita Jaya14.2 
 5. Maxey, Satya W.13.8 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .13.8 
 7. Gunawan, Garuda12.2 
 8. Henderson-N., Aspac10.7 
 9. McKinney, CLS K.10.1 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  CLS K.
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Wuysang, CLS K.5.9 
 2. Smith, Hang Tuah5.4 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.5.3 
 4. Seagers, Pacific .4.8 
 5. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.6 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .4.3 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.4.2 
 8. Purwanto, Hang T.4.1 
 9. Grays, Pelita Jaya4.0 
 10. Crump, Satya W.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Corbin, Bima P.2.9 
 2. Seagers, Pacific .2.5 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.4 
 4. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.2 
 5. Jewell, Satria Muda2.2 
 6. Barfield, NSH G.2.1 
 7. Saputra, Pacific .2.0 
 8. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 9. White, Pelita Jaya1.9 
 10. Jacobs, NSH G.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Maxey, Satya W.4.6 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.5 
 3. Ware, Garuda1.6 
 4. White, Pelita Jaya1.5 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .1.4 
 6. Smith, Satria Muda1.1 
 7. Nugroho, CLS K.0.9 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .0.9 
 9. Sitepu, Satria M.0.9 
 10. Thoyib, CLS Knights0.8 


Team Red wins Pertalite All Star 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Team White-Team Red 104-110

Team Red wins Pertalite All Star 2017 in Indonesia. They overcame Team White 110-104. Team Red took a 29-28 lead at the end of the first period, while the White team grabbed a 57-55 advantage at the halftime. Moreover they led 82-79 with one quarter to go, but could not win the game. The Red squad needed the strong final quarter to seal the victory. Tyreek Jewell (185-G-93, college: St.Francis, NY) was named MVP of the game. He also won the Slam Dunk Contest.



Best players of Indonesian IBL round 14 - by Eurobasket News

American Nate Barfield (206-F/C-88) had a great game in the last round for NSH GMC and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 28-year old power forward had a double-double of 33 points and twenty five rebounds, while his team beat Hang Tuah (5-6) 97-87. NSH GMC is placed at 7th position in Indonesian IBL. NSH GMC is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-6 record. Barfield just recently signed at NSH GMC, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Langston University, OK graduate has very impressive stats this year. Barfield is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.9ppg. Barfield is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.1rpg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 57.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American center Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana. Maxey impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 27 rebounds. Bad luck as Satya Wacana lost that game 59-75 to the higher-ranked CLS Knights (#2, 9-1). Satya Wacana are still at the very bottom. 11 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Maxey is one of the most experienced players at Satya Wacana and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American JaJuan Smith (188-G-85) of Hang Tuah (#8). Smith showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Smith's great performance Hang Tuah lost 87-97 to NSH GMC (5-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Hang Tuah ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Smith could help Hang Tuah to bring them higher in the standings. Smith has a great season in Indonesia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.5ppg (4th best), rebounds with 8.7rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 5.4apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Jacobs (188-PG-92) of NSH GMC - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists
5. Carlos Smith (206-F-90) of Satria Muda - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Falando Jones (193-G-90) of Hang Tuah - 28 points and 6 rebounds
7. Arki Wisnu (187-SF-88) of Satria Muda - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Raylly Pratama Putra (195-F-90) of NSH GMC - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kore White (205-F-89) of Pelita Jaya - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. David Seagers (188-G-88) of Pacific Caesar - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Petrochimi tabs Daniel Johnson, ex 36ers - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) inked 29-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-108kg-88, college: Pepperdine). He started the season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.1apg this season. The last summer Johnson played at Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 21 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of New Zealand NBL in 2015. Johnson received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
He was a member of Australian international program for some years. Johnson was called to Australian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Johnson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Poland (Stelmet), Puerto Rico (Manati) and New Zealand (Saints).
He attended Pepperdine University until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.0 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.4 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.3 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.7 
 6. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 7. Holloway, Galil G.16.0 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Taylor, Maccabi .15.1 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.4 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.2 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.1 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.7 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 7. Cohen, Maccabi .7.9 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Iverson, Maccabi .7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.8 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.1 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.9 
 4. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.8 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.7 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.2 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 8. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 9. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.8 
 10. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.2 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Pinkney, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Landry, Brescia20.4 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.2 
 3. M''Baye, Enel B.19.2 
 4. Jones, VL Pesaro19.1 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu18.3 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.6 
 7. White, Auxilium TO17.1 
 8. Scott, Enel Brindisi16.1 
 9. Della-Valle, Grissin.16.0 
 10. Aradori, Grissin .15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.6 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.4 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu8.1 
 6. Watt, JuveCaserta8.1 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.7 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.7.6 
 9. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
 10. Fesenko, Scandone.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  AV Cantu
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 2. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.3 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu6.7 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta6.0 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.7 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 8. Moore, The F.5.2 
 9. Maynor, Openjobm.5.2 
 10. Kalnietis, EA7 A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Corey HAWKINS
  The F.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hawkins, The F.2.5 
 2. Goss, Enel Brindisi2.0 
 3. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 4. Craft, Dolomiti.1.8 
 5. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 6. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 7. Archie, Betaland.1.5 
 8. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Roberts, The F.1.5 
 10. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Riccardo CERVI
  Grissin .
  (214-C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cervi, Grissin .2.3 
 2. Pelle, Openjobm.2.3 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Lawal, Banco d.1.5 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu1.5 
 6. Putney, JuveCaserta1.3 
 7. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.2 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.2 
 9. M''Baye, Enel B.1.1 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Smith, Roseto24.7 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.3 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.8 
 4. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 6. Lawson, Virtus B.19.8 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.6 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.4 
 9. Brown, Roma Virtus19.0 
 10. Bowers, Jesi19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.3 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Smith, Ravenna9.7 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.7 
 6. Easley, Eurobask.9.6 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 8. Myers, Mens S.9.5 
 9. Poletti, Latina B.9.4 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.6 
 2. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 3. Moreno, Bondi F.5.9 
 4. Bowers, Jesi5.5 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.0 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.4.7 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.4.5 
 8. Imbro, FCM F.4.5 
 9. Rosselli, Virtus B.4.4 
 10. Fultz, Roseto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Green, Alma T.2.8 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.3 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.1 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU1.9 
 5. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 6. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Fantinelli, Treviso .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.7 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.0 
 3. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 4. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.7 
 5. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 6. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 7. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.1 
 10. Buford, Agrigento1.1 


Virtus Bologna (Serie A2) and Cuore Napoli Basket (Serie B) triumph in Turkish Airlines Cup - by Andrea Centenari

TURKISH AIRLINES CUP SERIE A2 - FINAL
Eurotrend Angelico Biella - Virtus Segafredo Bologna 68 - 69

In a very close game Virtus Segafredo Bologna defeat Eurotrend Angelico Biella only by one point. For Bologna it was crucial a basket by Guido Rosselli (198-F/G-83) with 21 seconds left on the clock of the fourth quarter.
Marco Spissu (182-G-95) was the best scorer for Virtus with 16 points and was named MVP and best Under 22 of the competition. Michael Umeh (188-PG-84, college: UNLV) scored 15 points, Kenny Lawson (207-C-88, college: Creighton) added 13 points and Guido Rosselli had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
For Angelico Biella it wasn't enough a great performance by Mike Hall (203-F-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances): 24 points and 19 rebounds.

Eurotrend Angelico Biella: Ferguson 17, Hall 24, Massone, Venuto 7, L. Pollone, De Vico n.e., Udom 6, M. Pollone n.e., Wheatle 6, Rattalino n.e., Tessitori 8. All.: Carrea.
Segafredo Bologna: Marco Spissu 16, Michael Umeh 15, Spizzichini 9, Petrovic n.e., Ndoja 3, Guido Rosselli 10, Michelori 2, Oxilia n.e., Penna, Kenny Lawson 13, Bruttini 1. All.: Ramagli.

MVP: : Marco Marco Spissu (Segafredo Virtus Segafredo Bologna)
Best Under 22: Marco Marco Spissu (Segafredo Virtus Segafredo Bologna)

TURKISH AIRLINES CUP SERIE B - FINAL




GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine lands Rain Veideman, ex Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine tabbed 26-year old Estonian international guard Rain Veideman (192-95kg-91). He started the season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. He has played there for the last four years. Veideman managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 16 Alexela KML games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg. Veideman helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Estonian All-Star Game. Veideman also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had 14.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Baltic League Cup Semifinals. And finally Veideman contributed to 17 games in VTB United League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Veideman played also at Kalev/Cramo (also in Alexela KML). Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 26 Alexela KML games he got 13.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg. Veideman contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Veideman also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.2apg. And finally he contributed to 25 games in VTB United League where he got 9.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.1apg.
Veideman has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Veideman represented Estonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 85.2%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Veideman experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Veideman has played previously professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Estonia (Tartu Ulikool, BC Rakvere, Kuremaa and BC Kalev II Tallinn).

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Turkish Airline Cup A2/ B: Results semi finals - by Alessandro Salvini

Turkish Airlines Cup A2 - Semi finals
Eurotrend Biella-De' Longhi Treviso 89-81 Ferguson 30, Perry 22)
Alma Trieste-Segafredo Virtus Bologna 74-86 (Green 37, Lawson 25)

Turkish Airlines Cup B - Semi finals
Cuore Napoli Basket-Air Fire Virtus Valmontone 66-64 (Maggio 24, De Fabritis 18)
Agribertocchi Orzinuovi-XL Extralight Montegranaro 66-65 (Ruggiero 16, Rizzitiello 18)

Unipol Arena, Bologna, Final:

Turkish Airlines Cup A2 - Final
05:45pm Eurotrend Biella-Segafredo Virtus Bologna (Italian Sky Sport channel 2 HD)

Turkish Airlines Cup B - Final
02:45 Cuore Napoli Basket-Agribertocchi Orzinuovi (LNP TV Pass)

Javonte Green (193-F-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International)



Fabio Caldarola is a newcomer at Barcellona - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old swingman Fabio Caldarola (196-96) from Cus Jonico Basket Taranto. But in 20 Serie B games he recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.4rpg this season.
Caldarola has played previously for two other teams: Francavilla and Barese.

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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague