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  ABA  



ABA All Star Game Rosters - by Gianni Pascucci

These down are the official ABA All Star Game rosters at April 7th. The game organization is still waiting on confirmation from a few players, due to injuries and personal reasons.

ABA 'North' All-Stars
Head Coach: Kevin English - DMV Warriors
Assistant Coach: Gene Brown - Richmond Elite

Position Name Team
G Dylon Cormier DMV Warrior
G Andre Muse Chicago Steam
G Avery Jimmisson Atlantic Coast Cardinals
G Andre DeFlorimonte New York Court Kingz
G Stephan Hannah Chicago Fury
G Jesse Jones 3pt. Jersey Express
F Derrick McDonald Windy City Groove
F Vaughn Boler Elmira Eagles
F Tone Reddick Steel City Yellow Jackets
F Andre Washington DMV Warrior
F Jermain Sharpe WNY Thundersnow
F Antoine Obery Jersey Express
F Mitchell Anderson Chicago Steam
F Odgra Bobo Northern Indian Monarchs
C Lou Williams West Michigan Lake Hawks

ABA 'south' All-Stars
Head Coach: Jerry Williams - Jacksonville Giants
Assistant Coach: Mike Sailes - Richmond Elite

Position Name Team
G Chris Cromartie South Florida Gold
G DeShawn Bradshaw Baltimore Hawks
G Erik Thrash Mobile Bay Tornados
G Jaleel Nelson Richmond Elite
G Jaquan Jones Baltimore Hawks
G Cortez Chaney Columbus Blackhawks
G Maurice Mickens Jacksonville Giants
F Joe Posey Fredericksburg Grizzlies
F Demarco Foster Kentucky Enforcers
F Julian Nelson Carolina Cougars
F Curtis McMillen Fayetteville Flight
F DeVaughn Maxwell Richmond Elite
C Jermaine Bell Jacksonville Giants




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  ANGOLA  


Division I Round 5: Petroleos beat Marinha by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Fifth-ranked Marinha (7-13) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Petroleos (16-5) on Saturday. The visitors from Luanda managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected easier game. Petroleos maintains second place in I with 16-5 record having just fourteen point less than leader ASA. Marinha at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Petroleos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Luanda to the arena 1 De Agosto.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Luanda: 1 De Agosto (#3) and Interclube (#4). Interclube was defeated at home 72-77 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Defending champion maintains third place in I with 16-5 record having just fourteen point less than leader ASA. Interclube at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. 1 De Agosto's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Luanda Petroleos.
Division I top team - Libolo (21-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Progresso (7-13) 82-64. Libolo maintains first place in I with 21-0 record. Loser Progresso keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Libolo will meet at home Marinha (#5) in the next round. Progresso will play against Interclube and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 5
In I bottom-ranked Lusiada beat Vila Clotilde on the road 81-74.

Places 1-6
Marinha - Petroleos 81-82

Fifth-ranked Marinha (7-13) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Petroleos (16-5) on Saturday. The visitors from Luanda managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected easier game. Petroleos maintains second place in I with 16-5 record having just fourteen point less than leader ASA. Marinha at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Petroleos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Luanda to the arena 1 De Agosto.
gschID: 539219


Interclube - 1 De Agosto 72-77

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Luanda: 1 De Agosto (#3) and Interclube (#4). Interclube was defeated at home 72-77 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Defending champion maintains third place in I with 16-5 record having just fourteen point less than leader ASA. Interclube at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. 1 De Agosto's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Luanda Petroleos.
gschID: 539217


Progresso - Libolo 64-82

Division I top team - Libolo (21-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Progresso (7-13) 82-64. Libolo maintains first place in I with 21-0 record. Loser Progresso keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Libolo will meet at home Marinha (#5) in the next round. Progresso will play against Interclube and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 539218


Places 7-9
Vila Clotilde - Lusiada 74-81

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when ninth ranked Lusiada (4-14) beat on the road 8th ranked Vila Clotilde (5-15) 81-74 on Saturday. Lusiada maintains ninth place in I with 4-14 record. Loser Vila Clotilde keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost. Lusiada will meet higher ranked ASA (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vila Clotilde will have a break next round.
gschID: 539220





Division I Round 6 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

Division I round 6 most important game was a victory of Petroleos over one of their biggest challengers 1 De Agosto 89-81 on Friday night. Petroleos maintains second position with 17-5 record having just sixteen point less than leader Libolo. Defending champion 1 De Agosto keeps the third place with six games lost. Petroleos are looking forward to face Progresso (#5) in the next round. 1 De Agosto will play against Marinha and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Division I top team - Libolo (22-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Marinha (7-14) 110-71. Undefeated Libolo have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-0 record. Marinha lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 14 games lost. Libolo will play against Interclube (#4) in Luanda in the next round. Marinha will play on the road against 1 De Agosto in Luanda and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Interclube (9-13) played at the court of sixth ranked Progresso (8-13). Progresso did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-71 on Friday. Progresso moved-up to fifth place. Interclube at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost. Progresso will meet league's second-placed Petroleos in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Interclube will play against the league's leader Libolo and hope to secure a win.

Places 1-6
1 De Agosto - Petroleos 81-89

Division I round 6 most important game was a victory of Petroleos over one of their biggest challengers 1 De Agosto 89-81 on Friday night. Petroleos maintains second position with 17-5 record having just sixteen point less than leader Libolo. Defending champion 1 De Agosto keeps the third place with six games lost. Petroleos are looking forward to face Progresso (#5) in the next round. 1 De Agosto will play against Marinha and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
gschID: 539223


Progresso - Interclube 91-71

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Interclube (9-13) played at the court of sixth ranked Progresso (8-13). Progresso did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-71 on Friday. Progresso moved-up to fifth place. Interclube at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost. Progresso will meet league's second-placed Petroleos in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Interclube will play against the league's leader Libolo and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 539222


Libolo - Marinha 110-71

Division I top team - Libolo (22-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Marinha (7-14) 110-71. Libolo have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-0 record. Marinha lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 14 games lost. Libolo will play against Interclube (#4) in Luanda in the next round. Marinha will play on the road against 1 De Agosto in Luanda and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 539221





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  ANTIGUA  


ABBA Round 30: Last-ranked Freetown T. beats HL Rockersville - by Eurobasket News

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

Bottom-ranked Freetown T. managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they edged seventh-ranked HL Rockersville 63-62. HL Rockersville was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 16-14 charge of Freetown T., which allowed them to win the game. Freetown T. (4-12) moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted HL Rockersville dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with HS Outlaws. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Baldwin Braves (12-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Yorks Crushers (4-11). Baldwin Braves managed to secure a 5-point victory 74-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Yorks Crushers. Baldwin Braves have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Yorks Crushers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. Baldwin Braves will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against Stingerz (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Yorks Crushers - Baldwin Braves 69-74

The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Baldwin Braves (12-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Yorks Crushers (4-11). Baldwin Braves managed to secure a 5-point victory 74-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Yorks Crushers. Yorks Crushers were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Baldwin Braves have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Yorks Crushers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. Baldwin Braves will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against Stingerz (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 539398


Freetown T. - HL Rockersville 63-62

Bottom-ranked Freetown T. managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they edged seventh-ranked HL Rockersville 63-62. HL Rockersville was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 16-14 charge of Freetown T., which allowed them to win the game. Freetown T. (4-12) moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted HL Rockersville dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with HS Outlaws. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 539397





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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Tucker, Estudian.22.3 
 2. Green, Instituto20.0 
 3. Solano, Echague19.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.6 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.0 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Mickeal, Atenas17.4 
 8. Horner, Obras B.16.6 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.5 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.0 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.3 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.8 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.7 
 7. Johnson, Atenas8.7 
 8. Wood, San M.8.6 
 9. Francis, La Union8.6 
 10. Caracter, Echague8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.0 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.6.0 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 8. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.4 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 5. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 9. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.0.9 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.4 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista21.0 
 3. Brown, La Union19.5 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 5. Pais, Platense18.1 
 6. Cutley, Atenas C.17.7 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 8. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Montes-C., Obera T.16.7 
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, Temperley9.1 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.5 
 5. Joseph, Obera TC8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.4 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB8.1 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.0 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.4 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.7 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Cabrera, Villa S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.8 
 2. Pais, Platense2.5 
 3. Punet, Salta Basket2.5 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 9. Paletta, Hindu1.8 
 10. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Okoye, Salta Basket1.1 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Nwogbo, Alianza .0.8 


Results and Stats from TNA Round 1 of 1/16 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Temperley - Platense 82-78

The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. CA Temperley made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. Forward Leopoldo Ibanez-Paz (192-89) nailed 22 points and 5 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winning side and guard Lucas Ortiz (190-87) accounted for 15 points. Guard Felipe Pais (185-90) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Puerto Rican forward Kevin Young (203-90, college: Kansas, agency: SDJ Sports) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for CA Platense in the defeat. Five CA Temperley and four CA Platense players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Temperley: L.Ibanez Paz 22+4reb+5ast, L.Ortiz 15+1reb+3ast, D.Graham 12+6reb+1ast, A.Eiguren 11+5reb+2ast, S.Chaine 11+5reb, M.Trimboli 8+3reb+2ast
Platense: F.Pais 23+6reb+2ast, K.Young 14+9reb+2ast, I.Romani 13+3reb+1ast, K.Gayden 10+1reb, D.Mansilla 9+3reb+2ast, A.Pappalardi 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 543306


Atenas Carmen - Rocamora 66-79

Atenas was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 48-30 second half run of Rocamora. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Rocamora outrebounded Atenas 38-20 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (196-88) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Matias Novello (198-85) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Rocamora players scored in double figures. Rocamora's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Hernan Etchepare (180-86) added 17 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Rocamora: J.Luis Abeiro 16+8reb+2ast, M.Novello 16+6reb+1ast, M.Cuello 13+8reb+1ast, F.Medina 12+1reb, I.Davico 7+9reb+6ast, F.Benitez 7+4reb+1ast
Atenas Carmen: H.Wilkerson 17+6reb, H.Etchepare 17+3ast, S.Cutley 11+2reb+1ast, M.Percaz 9+1reb+3ast, C.Lavoratornuovo 8+1reb+2ast, G.Peralta 2+5reb
gschID: 543307


Ciclista - Petr.Argentino 72-82

The game was mostly controlled by Petr.Argentino. Ciclista managed to win second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Italian point guard Mariano Castets (183-83) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. American forward Cedric Blossom (198, college: Morgan St., agency: DTMones) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Five Petr.Argentino players scored in double figures. American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Alvaro Merlo (182-95) added 14 points and 11 assists in the effort for Ciclista.
Top scorers:
Petr.Argentino: M.Castets 23+4reb+3ast, L.Diaz 14+2reb, C.Blossom 13+14reb+1ast, D.Dodson 13+8reb+2ast, M.Lambrisca 12+2reb+1ast, D.Pineda 3+3reb+2ast
Ciclista: J.Fahnbulleh 24+12reb+3ast, A.Merlo 14+3reb+11ast, M.Tamburini 11+2reb+1ast, M.Araujo 6+1reb+4ast, P.Martinez 6+5reb+2ast, R.Di Perna 5
gschID: 543305


Olimpo BB - Gimnasia LP 85-89

Point guard Leonardo La-Bella (180-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 assists for the winners and American forward Joe Efese (198, college: Cent.Conn.St.) chipped in 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and guard Christian Schoppler (185-86) scored 27 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Gimnasia LP: L.La Bella 27+3reb+12ast, J.Efese 22+8reb+2ast, R.Salvatierra 15+8reb, E.Rusconi 10+2reb+3ast, M.Segon 7+9reb+1ast, R.Rosende 6+4reb
Olimpo BB: C.Schoppler 27+3reb+1ast, D.Summers 22+9reb+1ast, T.Granado 12+3reb+1ast, A.Sanchez 11+8reb+1ast, A.Giarraffa 7+1reb+4ast, F.Pennacchotti 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 543304


Salta Basket - Independiente BBC 83-65

It looked good early as Independiente BBC took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Salta Basket had a 25-13 second period charge getting the lead and Independiente BBC was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-83. Salta Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Independiente BBC's players. Nigerian-American power forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise St., agency: Aspire Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Nicolas Copello (194-92) chipped in 10 points and 8 assists. Five Salta Basket players scored in double figures. Salta Basket's coach Ricardo De Cecco allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Julian Aprea (209-87) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Bruno Ingrata (201-85) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Salta Basket: I.Okoye 15+11reb+5ast, S.Punet 14+3reb+4ast, L.Prowell 11+2reb+1ast, M.Fioretti 10+3reb+2ast, N.Copello 10+4reb+8ast, R.Haag 8+1reb+5ast
Independiente BBC: J.Aprea 16+8reb+1ast, B.Ingrata 15+9reb, M.Martinez 13+3reb+2ast, V.Hugo Cajal 7+4reb+7ast, J.Angel Lopez 7+2reb+1ast, M.Vittar 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 543309


BHY Tiro Federal - Obera TC 91-67

Point guard Emiliano Correa (189-91) fired 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized American power forward Phillip Lockett (202-88, agency: DTMones) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American center Arkeem Joseph (206-94, college: Texas A&M Int.) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Joaquin Deck (198-92) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
BHY Tiro Federal: E.Correa 27+8reb+5ast, P.Lockett 19+7reb, M.Ceruti 10+2reb+5ast, D.Brezzo 8+3reb, L.Mare 6+1reb, L.Cecchi 6+5reb
Obera TC: A.Joseph 18+9reb+1ast, J.Deck 13+10reb+1ast, J.Montero 12+2reb, S.Luduena 7+2reb+2ast, A.Montes Cardozo 6+3reb, M.Gandoy 5+2reb
gschID: 543311


Barrio Parque - Villa San Martin 78-70

Barrio Parque players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Andres Mariani (188-87) fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Emiliano Martina (200-83) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Agustin Carnovale (195-86) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and center Guillermo Saavedra (200-86) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Barrio Parque: A.Mariani 17+9reb+3ast, L.Guerra 14+1reb+3ast, E.Martina 11+7reb+2ast, E.Rossi 10+3reb, E.Cantarutti 9+3reb+6ast, G.Marozzi 8+5reb+3ast
VILLA SAN MARTIN: A.Carnovale 21+7reb+3ast, J.Morales 12+5reb, M.Cabrera 12+3reb+6ast, G.Saavedra 8+11reb+2ast, F.Aldama 8+2reb, A.Toledo 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543310


San Isidro - Mitre Tuc. 75-59

San Isidro dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Mitre Tuc.'s 24 and made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Mitre Tuc. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Santiago Gonzalez (203-83) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jonathan Durley (203-88, college: Wichita St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. San Isidro's coach Julian Pagura allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Jose Muruaga (188-84) produced 19 points and Pablo Osores (194-86) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Mitre Tuc. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
San Isidro: S.Gonzalez 21+11reb+1ast, G.Sciutto 14+4reb+1ast, J.Durley 13+10reb+1ast, M.Muller 9+5reb+1ast, J.Kelly 8+2reb, H. Feder 5
Mitre Tuc.: J.Muruaga 19+4reb+3ast, T.Brown 14+6reb, P.Osores 12+9reb, L.Arganaraz 10+2reb, R.Banegas 4+4reb, A. Bichara 0
gschID: 543308





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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Hong Kong ELL and Singapore Slingers enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Saigon H. - Hong Kong ELL 79-86

Hong Kong ELL upset Saigon Heat on the road and swept the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 25-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. The other American import guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St., agency: Babcock Sports) added 15 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Saigon Heat. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 22+11reb+5ast, D.Arnold 22+2reb+4ast, M.Morgan 17+4reb, J.Henriquez-Roberts 15+19reb+2ast, T.Nguyen 3+4ast, C.Bui Van 0
Hong Kong ELL: J.Boone 27+8reb+1ast, T.Lamb 26+2reb+3ast, M.Elliott 18+6reb+7ast, S.Wing Chan 6+3ast, S.Guinchard 4+8reb+1ast, K.Lee 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542757


Alab Pilipinas - Singapore S. 64-82

Singapore Slingers knocked down Alab Pilipinas to advance into ASEAN League Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Singapore Slingers. Alab Pilipinas was better in third quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Singapore Slingers had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) chipped in 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. American-Filipino forward Lawrence Domingo (196-89, college: E.New Mexico) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and swingman Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-93) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Alab Pilipinas' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: L.Domingo 18+13reb+1ast, K.Isaac Ravena 16+4reb+4ast, J.Hughes 10+14reb, S.Carter 7+2reb, R.Celiz 6+3reb, K.Dieter 4
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 21+12reb+5ast, J.Urbiztondo 20+5reb+6ast, J.Howard 18+16reb+4ast, L.Kwek Wei 10+3reb, W.Long Wong 8+2ast, O.Desmond 3+2ast
gschID: 542756





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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Miletic, Vienna18.8 
 3. Vay, Arkadia18.5 
 4. Lamesic, Wels17.6 
 5. Clemmons, Vienna17.4 
 6. Stazic, Vienna17.3 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.7 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart16.7 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart15.5 
 10. Murati, Gmunden15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.9 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.3 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.5 
 6. Traylor, Oberwart7.4 
 7. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.2 
 8. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.0 
 9. Gaidys, Gmunden6.2 
 10. Cumberbatch, Oberw.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.0 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Jackson, Oberwart5.3 
 4. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.2 
 5. Stazic, Vienna4.8 
 6. Friedrich, Gmunden4.6 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.4.6 
 8. O''Neal, Wels4.4 
 9. Clemmons, Vienna4.3 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 3. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 4. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 5. Trmal, Arkadia1.5 
 6. Koch, Vienna1.4 
 7. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
 9. Payton, Wels1.4 
 10. Wright, Wels1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.1 
 5. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 6. Koch, Vienna0.9 
 7. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 8. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Sarlija, Furstenfeld0.6 



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NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Bain, Regulators25.3 
 2. Sylvestre, Bahamas .22.6 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .21.2 
 4. Dean, Shockers19.5 
 5. Bain, Giants19.4 
 6. Ferguson, Pros17.4 
 7. Munnings, Cybots17.2 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners16.8 
 9. Fernander, Pirates16.1 
 10. Bridgewater, Sting.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Bain, Regulators14.3 
 2. Munnings, Cybots13.1 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.1 
 4. Francis, Pros11.4 
 5. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 6. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.8 
 7. Dean, Shockers10.4 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners9.1 
 9. Dalmon, Shockers8.7 
 10. Whylly, Stingers8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rashard WILLIAMS
  Rebels
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Rebels6.4 
 2. Dames, Bahamas .6.3 
 3. Mackey, Regulators5.5 
 4. Armaly, Shockers5.0 
 5. Wright, Pirates4.8 
 6. Saunders, Cybots4.3 
 7. Bridgewater, Sting.4.1 
 8. Bain, Giants3.9 
 9. Bain, Regulators3.9 
 10. Mackey, Rockets3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kemsy SYLVESTRE
  Bahamas .
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sylvestre, Bahamas .3.5 
 2. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .2.8 
 4. Dames, Bahamas .2.4 
 5. Williams, Rebels2.2 
 6. Saunders, Cybots2.2 
 7. Munnings, Cybots1.9 
 8. Ferguson, Stingers1.6 
 9. Mackey, Regulators1.6 
 10. Jennings, Bahamas .1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.3 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.2 
 3. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.5 
 5. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 6. Francis, Pros1.4 
 7. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 8. Burrows, Pros1.0 
 9. Bain, Giants0.9 
 10. Atkins, Cybots0.8 


NPBA Round 3 of Finals. Cybots regain the advantage - by Eurobasket News

Regulators - Cybots 83-84

Cybots narrowly defeated Regulators to regain the lead in the championship series. The best player for the winners was center Livingston Munnings who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Ernest Saunders (188, college: Cleveland St. CC) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Brian Bain (190-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Regulators: E.Bain 18+12reb+2ast, B.Bain 15+5reb+1ast, C.Thompson 11+2reb+1ast, G.Rose 11+8reb, R.Baillou 9+1reb+1ast, D.McPhee 9+8reb+2ast
Cybots: L.Munnings 26+18reb+2ast, E.Saunders 19+6reb+5ast, D.Beadle 9+3reb, J.Hutchinson 8+2reb, L.Arbrister 7+3reb+1ast, C.Pinder 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 543783





NPBA Round 4 of Finals. Regulators even title series - by Eurobasket News

Cybots - Regulators 74-96

Regulators fired past Cybots to even the championship series at 2-2. Regulators dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cybots' 36 and made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Regulators forced 28 Cybots turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Gameliel Rose fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. International power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds. Lerecus Arbrister produced 19 points and 6 steals and guard Ernest Saunders (188, college: Cleveland St. CC) added 13 points, 6 assists and 8 steals respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Cybots: L.Arbrister 19+2reb+3ast, E.Saunders 13+4reb+6ast, D.Duncombe 12+1reb, C.Pinder 10+9reb, L.Munnings 8+4reb+3ast, D.Seymour 6+1reb
Regulators: G.Rose 29+10reb+9ast, E.Bain 25+19reb, S.Cruz 10+4reb+1ast, B.Bain 10+2reb+6ast, M.Mackey 8+5reb+6ast, R.Missick 6
gschID: 543784





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  BELARUS  

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.20.9 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.18.6 
 3. Aladko, Vitebsk18.5 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.4 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.0 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.16.8 
 7. Navoichyk, Prine.16.2 
 8. Volodkin, Impuls B.15.6 
 9. Liutych, Tsmoki II14.3 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.0 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.3 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.9.1 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.9 
 5. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.3 
 6. Chumakov, Prine.8.2 
 7. Kopacev, GO.8.0 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.5 
 9. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.7 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.7 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.5 
 4. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.8 
 5. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.7 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 7. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.5 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.3 
 10. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 3. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 4. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 5. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.1 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.8 
 8. Zahar, Impuls B.1.8 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.1.8 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mikita KUCHKOU
  BSEU-Gr.
  (182-G/F-99)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuchkou, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kruk, Grodno-930.0 
 4. Radishevskiy, Impuls B.0.0 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.0.0 
 6. Pogrebickiy, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 7. Kozhdan, Impuls B.0.0 
 8. Pishcheyko, Vitebsk0.0 
 9. Kovalev, GO.0.0 
 10. Palanevich, Tsmoki I.0.0 


Review of Premier League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

COR-Borisfen - BSEU-GrandPrint 72-61

COR-Borisfen held off BSEU-GrandPrint to take 1-0 lead. BSEU-GrandPrint was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 44-31 second half run of COR-Borisfen. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BSEU-GrandPrint to just 6 points in third quarter. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) nailed 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (191-88) came up with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Dmitriy Roslikau (182-95) added 12 points respectively for BSEU-GrandPrint in the defeat.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 22+5reb, A.Aheyenka 12+8reb+3ast, V.Kamarunas 10+2reb+8ast, P.Bliznets 8+6reb, E.Ivanov 8+4reb, S.Tatur 5+4reb+2ast
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 18+9reb+7ast, D.Roslikau 12+2reb+2ast, I.Salsanov 8+3reb+1ast, M.Sazonau 7+6reb, V.Lebedev 7+7reb+1ast, V.Krysevich 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 543548


Vitebsk - Tsmoki II 75-70

Vitebsk outlasted Tsmoki II in Game 1 of the series. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Vitebsk made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tsmoki II turnovers. Naturalized Armenian forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and power forward Anton Vashkevich (203-94) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) scored 10 points and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: A.Vashkevich 17+7reb+2ast, V.Ovsepyan 16+9reb+4ast, A.Kachan 16+1reb+2ast, I.Aladko 12+8reb+2ast, M.Ovsepyan 8+7reb+4ast, P.Kadol 4+2reb+3ast
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 16+11reb+2ast, A.Rogozenko 15+2reb+2ast, V.Bliznyuk 11+5reb+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 10+4reb+7ast, T.Porolev 6+2reb+2ast, M.Koratcov 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 543550


Grodno-93 - Impuls BGUIR 87-69

Grodno-93 fired past Impuls BGUIR in the starting game of the series. It looked good early as Impuls BGUIR took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Grodno-93 had a 29-19 second period charge getting the lead and Impuls BGUIR was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-87. Grodno-93 forced 25 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. The former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) nailed 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and the former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Four Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Grodno-93's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) came up with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Yaraslau Kurapau (203-91) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Impuls BGUIR in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: A.Navoichyk 24+1reb, D.Kuzmin 16+6reb+6ast, V.Korzh 15+5reb+6ast, K.Sitnik 14+4reb+4ast, P.Karasevich 7+8reb+3ast, I.Kaliayev 6+3reb
Impuls BGUIR: G.Zahar 25+6reb+4ast, Y.Kurapau 16+7reb+2ast, K.Volodkin 15+3reb+2ast, Y.Ignatev 6+6reb+2ast, A.Matveev 5+10reb+2ast, E.Pankratovic 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 543549





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  BELGIUM  


Amere May (ex Mons-Hainaut) agreed terms with Durango - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American guard Amere May (190-84kg-92, college: Delaware State). He played most recently at Mons-Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League. In 5 games he recorded 6.0ppg last season. May also played that season for Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA where in 14 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie A2) in Italian league that year.
Last year (a year after he left the college) May was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in third round (62nd overall).
The former Delaware State staris in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of MEAC Tournament in 2015. May received also NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NEBL Round 11: Dangriga W. defeats leader San Pedro T. - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked San Pedro T. (8-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Dangriga W. (6-5) 79-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of San Pedro T.. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 23-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dangriga W. dominated on the defensive end, holding San Pedro T. to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Dangriga W. moved-up to third place, which they share with Cayo Western B. San Pedro T. at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Dangriga W. is looking forward to face Orange Walk RR (#6) in the next round. San Pedro T. will play against Belize City NL (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Belize City: Smart Belize H. (#6) and Belize City NL (#7). Smart Belize H. (4-6) crushed visiting Belize City NL (2-8) by 17 points 88-71. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Belize City NL at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Smart Belize H. will play against league's second-placed Belmopan B. at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Belize City NL will play against the league's leader San Pedro T. (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last game of round 11 Orange Walk RR was beaten by Cayo Western B. on the road 73-65.

San Pedro T. - Dangriga W. 73-79

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked San Pedro T. (8-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Dangriga W. (6-5) 79-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of San Pedro T.. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 23-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dangriga W. dominated on the defensive end, holding San Pedro T. to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Dangriga W. moved-up to third place, which they share with Cayo Western B. San Pedro T. at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Dangriga W. is looking forward to face Orange Walk RR (#6) in the next round. San Pedro T. will play against Belize City NL (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 535921


Smart Belize H. - Belize City NL 88-71

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Belize City: Smart Belize H. (#6) and Belize City NL (#7). Smart Belize H. (4-6) crushed visiting Belize City NL (2-8) by 17 points 88-71. Belize City NL was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 55-36 second half run of Smart Belize H.. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Belize City NL at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Smart Belize H. will play against league's second-placed Belmopan B. at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Belize City NL will play against the league's leader San Pedro T. (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 535919


Cayo Western B. - Orange Walk RR 73-65

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Cayo Western B. (6-5) beat 5th ranked Orange Walk RR (3-6) in San Ignacio 73-65. Orange Walk RR was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Cayo Western B., which allowed them to win the game. Cayo Western B. maintains third place with 6-5 record having just two points less than leader San Pedro T., which they share with Dangriga W. Orange Walk RR at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Cayo Western B. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Orange Walk RR will play on the road against Dangriga W. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535920





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  BOLIVIA  


Evans is back at CAN Oruro, ex L.Sorocaba - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) agreed terms with 33-year old American guard Darnell Evans (192-84, college: Queens, NC). It is actually his comeback to Oruro as he has played here before. Evans played last season at L.Sorocaba in Brazilian NBB league, but left. But in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 4 assists. The last summer Evans played at CAN Oruro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Libobasquet Clausura Semifinals in 2015. Evans was also voted All-CVAC 1st Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Evans is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Uruguay (Tabare), Peru (Real Club, Ejercito and El Bosque) and Bolivia (Amistad).
Evans attended Queens College (NC) until 2008 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Evans: A highly skilled, athletic combo guard who scores in a variety of ways, is most dangerous in transition where his speed allows him to put pressure on the defense. In the half court he is skilled in the pick and roll game, posses the ability to play off the ball, as well as breakdown defenders in one on one situations using his ball handling abilities. Thrives in uptempo systems that can utilize his athleticism to turn defense to offense.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cairo is back at CAN Oruro - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) signed 26-year old Cuban swingman Marvin Cairo (201-95kg-91, agency: Pro Sports). It is actually his comeback to Oruro as he has played here before. He just played at Importadora in Ecuadorian National League. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Cairo's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Cairo has played also professionally in Argentina (Lanus), Mexico (Fuerza Regia and Soles) and Cuba (Capitalinos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rodolfo Barrios will coach CAN Oruro - by Francisco Vega

Club Atletico Nacional de Oruro (CAN Oruro) has a new coach. Argentinian Rodolfo Barrios arrived last Wednesday to take the helm for the upcoming edition of Bolivia's Libobasquet (2017), according to the team's president, Monica Alcocer.

"We know that every country we go to has its own qualities and we always have to think about doing our best job wherever we are", said coach Barrios, who's previously worked for clubs in leagues of Mexico, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina.

Alcocer said that the coach made some equipment requirements for the training sessions for preparation purposes, including training gear for the players.

The structure of the roster, including foreign players, will be completed and announced in the upcoming days.




Universitario and Karl A-Z win in Libobasquet's Ascenso Tournament - by Francisco Vega

Universitario de Sucre (1-0) and Karl A-Z de Oruro (1-0) got victories against Domingo Savio de Real Potosi (0-2) in Bolivia's Ascenso Tournament, a previous phase of the country's Libobasquet in which the winner will get a chance to play first division basketball next season.

Universitario defeated Domingo Savio 74-59, thanks to a great performance by Camilo Duenas, foreign player Diego Urizar and players Sebastian Calvo and Vladimir Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Domingo Savio's top players were Brazilian Felipe Rech (208-C-94) and Bolivians Limbert Sanchez and Martin Solis, though no final stats were published in the league's official website.

Karl A-Z de Oruro had defeated Domingo Savio in the previous matchday, 76-52. The other team that is involved in this tournament is Real Montero de Santa Cruz.



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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Anthony, Macae20.2 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Stallworth, Mogi19.8 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Andrade, Bauru18.3 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.3 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia17.9 
 8. Garcia, Bauru17.8 
 9. Holloway, Pinheiros17.5 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.10.1 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 4. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.6 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.3 
 7. Silveira, Mogi6.6 
 8. Lopez, Flamengo6.6 
 9. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.5 
 10. Curnell, Mogi6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.7 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.7 
 3. Pecos, Paulistano5.6 
 4. Borges, Franca5.5 
 5. Anthony, Macae5.4 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.5.0 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria4.7 
 9. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Larry TAYLOR
  Mogi
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Taylor, Mogi1.9 
 2. Dawkins, Vitoria1.8 
 3. Jackson, Vasco D.1.7 
 4. Bresolin, Vitoria1.7 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.6 
 6. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 8. Garcia, Bauru1.6 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.5 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.0 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.0.9 
 3. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.8 
 4. Lenz, Pinheiros0.8 
 5. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 6. Camilo, Macae0.7 
 7. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 
 8. Freitas, Campo M.0.6 
 9. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 10. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 


Overview of NBB Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Campo Mourao - Vitoria 63-85

Vitoria coasted past Campo Mourao to surge ahead in the eighth-final series. Universo/Vitoria dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Campo Mourao's 24. They outrebounded Campo Mourao 37-21 including a 33-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) stepped up and scored 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international Andre Bresolin (195-87) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Four Universo/Vitoria players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Betinho Nardi-Duarte (195-88) responded with 20 points and American guard Isaac Thornton (190-91, college: Fairmont St.) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Campo Mourao: B.Nardi Duarte 20+3reb+1ast, I.Thornton 12+1reb+3ast, G.Brown 9+3reb+2ast, A.Silva 7+2ast, D.Nunes 5+1reb+2ast, V.Oliveira 4+2reb+2ast
Vitoria: K.Dawkins 22+3reb, K.Sheard 18+2reb+2ast, A.Bresolin 13+6reb+5ast, D.Kurtz 10+6reb, A.Silva 9+5reb+3ast, A.Coimbra 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 543893


B.Cearense - Paulistano 87-84

Basket Cearense held off Paulistano in the opener. SKY/Basquete looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Paulistano helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Eduardo Machado (193-82) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international Tiago Lima (201-81) contributed with 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard George Lucas (195-96) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Paulistano. Four SKY/Basquete and five Paulistano players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: E.Carvalho 13+1reb, G.Lucas 13+3reb+5ast, A.Pecos 13+11reb+4ast, D.Hure 12+3reb+1ast, R.Carbonari 11+3reb, Y.Dos Santos 7+1ast
B.Cearense: E.Machado 18+5reb+7ast, R.McLemore 15+1reb+3ast, L.Felipe Gruber 12+5reb, L.Klassmann 12+5reb+2ast, T.Lima 9+10reb+1ast, F.Ribeiro 8+5reb
gschID: 543892


Macae - Bauru 70-80

Bauru upset Macae on the road to spur ahead in the series. Macae was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and the former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) chipped in 23 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds and guard Guilherme Schneider (193-86) scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
Macae: K.Anthony 24+5reb+3ast, L.Paulo Dos Santos 13+3reb+1ast, R.Da Silva 9+2reb+2ast, G.Schneider 8+6reb+4ast, E.Camilo 7+3reb+4ast, T.Carneiro 6+2reb+2ast
Bauru: J.Andrade 23+9reb, L.Meindl 18+5reb+2ast, A.Garcia 17+11reb+7ast, G.Pereira 7+2ast, J.Carlos Junior 5+2reb, S.Santos 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 543891


Vasco Da G. - Pinheiros 74-83

Pinheiros grabbed the lead over Vasco Da Gama following a road win in Game 1. Pinheiros players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) stepped up and scored 22 points and 8 assists for the winners and center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) chipped in 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Pinheiros' coach Cesar Guidetti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Gaucho Zilmer (197-86) responded with 28 points and American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Vasco Da G.: G.Zilmer 28+4reb+3ast, D.Jackson 15+1reb+2ast, H.Vitor Lima 11+2reb+2ast, W.Dos Santos 10+2reb+5ast, M.Becker 7+8reb+1ast, D.Palacios 3+3ast
Pinheiros: C.Bennett 22+1reb+8ast, G.Teichmann 18+6reb+1ast, R.Ansaloni 13+13reb+4ast, A.Neto 11+2reb+7ast, G.Barbosa 8+4reb+1ast, D.Holloway 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 543890





Evans is back at CAN Oruro, ex L.Sorocaba - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) agreed terms with 33-year old American guard Darnell Evans (192-84, college: Queens, NC). It is actually his comeback to Oruro as he has played here before. Evans played last season at L.Sorocaba in Brazilian NBB league, but left. But in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 4 assists. The last summer Evans played at CAN Oruro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Libobasquet Clausura Semifinals in 2015. Evans was also voted All-CVAC 1st Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Evans is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Uruguay (Tabare), Peru (Real Club, Ejercito and El Bosque) and Bolivia (Amistad).
Evans attended Queens College (NC) until 2008 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Evans: A highly skilled, athletic combo guard who scores in a variety of ways, is most dangerous in transition where his speed allows him to put pressure on the defense. In the half court he is skilled in the pick and roll game, posses the ability to play off the ball, as well as breakdown defenders in one on one situations using his ball handling abilities. Thrives in uptempo systems that can utilize his athleticism to turn defense to offense.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Murilo Becker claims Brazilian NBB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Murilo Becker (211-C/F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for Vasco Da G. and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 33-year old had a double-double of 26 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Pinheiros (#6, 16-12) 85-80. Vasco Da G. is placed at 9th position in Brazilian NBB. Vasco Da G. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 14-14 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Becker as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Murilo Becker averages this season 10.7ppg and 5.6rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-PG-87) of Vitoria. Dawkins impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Vitoria lost that game 66-83 to Paulistano (16-12). This loss caused Vitoria to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Dawkins is a newcomer at Vitoria and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Leonardo Klassmann (208-C-89) of B.Cearense (#11). Klassmann scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of B.Cearense, leading his team to a 65-63 win against the lower-ranked L.Sorocaba (#15, 6-22). The chances of B.Cearense ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Klassmann could help B.Cearense to bring them higher in the standings. Klassmann has a great season in Brazil. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.6rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Jackson (195-G-82) of Vasco Da G. - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Andre Bresolin (195-SG-87) of Vitoria - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Arthur Pecos (183-PG-95) of Paulistano - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
7. George Lucas (195-PG-96) of Paulistano - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Alexey Borges (188-PG-95) of Franca - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80) of Mogi - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Cordero Bennett (188-G-88) of Pinheiros - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Shelton, Rilski23.2 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.4 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.3 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.7 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL17.6 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.8 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.5 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.3 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.2 
 10. Bozov, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.3 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.7 
 5. Varbanov, Yambol8.6 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.6 
 7. Savic, Spartak .8.3 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski7.8 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.5 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.5 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.1 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Hadjirusev, Levski4.5 
 8. Dudev, Spartak .4.5 
 9. Bozov, Rilski4.3 
 10. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.2 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 6. Hott, Balkan1.7 
 7. Marinov, Balkan1.7 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 9. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 10. Smith, Akademik PL1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 5. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Delic, Rilski0.7 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.7 



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  CANADA  


Uhud adds Evans to their roster, ex Windsor Exp. !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Uhud Medina (SBL) added to their roster 29-year old American center Nick Evans (210-113kg-88, college: S.Indiana). He just played at Windsor Express in Canadian NBL. In 30 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6bpg this season. Evans also spent pre-season at Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA earlier that year where in two games he averaged 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015. Evans was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Center of the Year in 2016.
He has played previously professionally also in Romania (CSU Sibiu).
Evans attended University of Southern Indiana until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.4 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.9 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.5 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.2 
 6. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.9 
 7. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.4 
 8. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.3 
 9. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.2 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.7.4 
 2. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.3 
 3. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.2 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.6 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar6.2 
 7. Sakic, Cibona6.1 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 10. Bundovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.4 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS6.1 
 4. Filipovic, KK Split5.5 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.0 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
 10. Sarac, Vrij.Osijek4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Sirko, KK Split2.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 6. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 7. Scott, Jolly JBS1.5 
 8. Katic, Cedevita1.5 
 9. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Izzet TURKYILMAZ
  GKK S.
  (212-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 5. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 7. Loncar, Cedevita0.6 
 8. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.6 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.6 
 10. Papac, Jolly JBS0.6 


GKK Sibenik on fire in first half against Zabok - by Zeljko Zule

GKK Sibenik shot 67-percent from the field including 7-of-11 behind the arc in the first halftime as outscored Zabok 93-69 on road in the game of Croatian A1 League Round 24. Skrljevo defeated Gorica 85-69.

Zabok-GKK Sibenik 69-93: Sibenik opened the game with an 11-0 run and extended their lead to 22-4. The visitors led by as many as 32 point before the halftime break and shot an amzing 67-percent (20-of-30) from the field including 7-of-11 behind the 3-point in the first half. Sibenik had all 12 players in the scoring column and shot 13-of-26 behind the arc. Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) finished with 19 points on shooting 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) collected 18 points and 10 rebounds and Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) scored 14 point. Zabok was led by Antonio Crnjevic (201-F-94) with 21 points on shooting 9-of-12 from the field and Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83) added 18 points.

Skrljevo-Gorica 85-69: After trailing 13-22 going into the second quarter, Skrljevo went on a 16-4 for a 29-26 lead and never looked back from there. The home extended their lead to 42-33 early in the third quarter and later made a 9-1 run to go up 56-42. Davor Konjevic (197-G/F-90) led all scorers with 24 points including five 3-pointers, Matej Radunic (207-C-96) and Brian Williams (187-G-92, college: Jacksonville St.) both added 14 points, Sinisa Stemberger (196-G-79) had 12 points and 9 assists and Jasmin Perkovic (205-F-80) scored 12 points. Gorica was led by Ante Masic (200-F-85) with 19 points, Marko Petrovic (192-G-91, college: USF) 17, Javan Felix (180-PG-94, college: Texas) 16 and Masan Vrbica (190-PG-94) grabbed 11 rebounds.



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  CUBA  


Cairo is back at CAN Oruro - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) signed 26-year old Cuban swingman Marvin Cairo (201-95kg-91, agency: Pro Sports). It is actually his comeback to Oruro as he has played here before. He just played at Importadora in Ecuadorian National League. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Cairo's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Cairo has played also professionally in Argentina (Lanus), Mexico (Fuerza Regia and Soles) and Cuba (Capitalinos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Jaxen, Etha21.9 
 2. Brezec, AEK16.4 
 3. Abukar, Keravnos16.3 
 4. Ray, Enosis14.9 
 5. Bussey, Apoel14.7 
 6. Blakes, Enosis14.3 
 7. Pittakas, Apollon13.8 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel13.8 
 9. Walker, Etha13.6 
 10. Dasic, AEK13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Thomas, Enosis8.3 
 2. Parks, Keravnos7.7 
 3. Dasic, AEK7.2 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.2 
 5. Brezec, AEK6.4 
 6. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 7. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 8. Barnes, Etha6.1 
 9. OBrien, Keravnos5.9 
 10. Thomas, AEK5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.0 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.2 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.7 
 4. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 5. Bussey, Apoel4.1 
 6. Jaxen, Etha4.1 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.8 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.2 
 9. Blakes, Enosis3.1 
 10. Walker, Etha3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.1 
 3. Thomas, AEK2.0 
 4. Washington, Enosis1.9 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 6. Barker, Keravnos1.6 
 7. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 8. Parks, Keravnos1.4 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel1.3 
 10. Jaxen, Etha1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 3. Suleiman, Apollon0.9 
 4. OBrien, Keravnos0.6 
 5. Burnatowski, Apoel0.6 
 6. Parks, Keravnos0.6 
 7. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 8. Trisokkas, AEK0.5 
 9. Brezec, AEK0.4 
 10. Dasic, AEK0.4 


Division A Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Keravnos and Apoel capture wins - by Eurobasket News

Enosis - Keravnos 76-96

Keravnos cruised past Enosis on the road to open 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Keravnos. Enosis was better in fourth quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Keravnos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Enosis' players. Americans were the main players on the court. Point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) notched 20 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and forward Jake OBrien (206-89, college: Temple, agency: HMS) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Keravnos players scored in double figures. Keravnos' coach Christoforos Livadiotis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY, agency: HMS) did not help to save the game for Enosis. Point guard Eric Washington (178-93, college: Miami, OH) added 23 points and 6 assists for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Enosis: E.Washington 23+1reb+6ast, M.Pearson 18+12reb+4ast, J.Ray 14+5reb+1ast, N.Thoma 7+1reb, C.Pirillis 5+3reb+2ast, I.Papadopoulos 5+1ast
Keravnos: R.Ross 20+1reb+4ast, J.O'Brien 15+9reb, T.Parks 15+4reb+2ast, K.Barker 13+3reb+6ast, N.Stylianou 12+3reb+4ast, M.Abukar 11+2reb+5ast
gschID: 542652


Apoel - AEK 75-72

Apoel held off AEK to even the series at 1-1. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AEK won third quarter 17-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Apoel won last quarter 24-23. Strangely AEK outrebounded Apoel 37-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Robert Brown (196-92, college: UAB) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Apoel players scored in double figures. Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) scored 24 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
AEK: P.Brezec 24+7reb+2ast, V.Dasic 22+13reb+3ast, T.Thomas 14+7reb+6ast, A.Sizopoulos 6+2reb+5ast, L.Anderson 3+3reb+2ast, I.Panteli 3+1reb
Apoel: R.Brown 21+1reb+4ast, M.Burnatowski 18+6reb+4ast, V.Kounas 12+6reb+4ast, B.Mobley 11+3reb+1ast, T.Bussey 9+2reb+5ast, M.Best 2+3reb
gschID: 542651





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1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek25.3 
 2. Peterka, Nymburk B24.1 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B23.6 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice21.8 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.9 
 8. Fait, Sokol Pisek18.9 
 9. Nehoda, Zlin18.3 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.1 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.5 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov9.9 
 4. Kvapil, Opava B9.1 
 5. Bubak, Vysocina9.0 
 6. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.8.8 
 7. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 8. Englicky, Sokol Pisek8.6 
 9. Voslajer, Zlin8.5 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.3 
 2. Petric, Pardubice4.8 
 3. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.5 
 4. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 5. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.3 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.0 
 7. Novak, Vysocina3.8 
 8. Dlugos, Nymburk B3.7 
 9. Bukovjan, Ostrava3.6 
 10. Jancik, Havirov3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.6 
 2. Potocek, Pardubice2.2 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.1 
 4. Novak, Vysocina2.1 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.0 
 6. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen2.0 
 8. Rotrekl, Sokol S.1.9 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B1.9 
 10. Slechta, Sokol Pisek1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.4 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 3. Szabo, Prostejov B1.2 
 4. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 6. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 7. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 
 8. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 
 9. Kozak, GBA Sparta0.9 
 10. Roub, Pardubice0.8 


Recap of 1Liga Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Sokol Prazky - Basket Kosice 84-75

Sokol Prazky held off Basket Kosice in the opener. Sokol Prazky made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Basket Kosice turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Filip Cenek (182-97) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 rebounds. Center Jan Stepanek (190-83) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Guard Marek Burian (196-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Dominik Adasek (190-92) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Basket Kosice. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Basket Kosice: M.Burian 22+10reb+2ast, D.Adasek 14+7reb+6ast, J.Kratochvil 12+7reb+1ast, J.Nekolny 9+6reb+1ast, M.Bernath 8+4reb+1ast, M.Demecko 4+3reb
Sokol Prazky: F.Cenek 19+5reb+3ast, J.Stepanek 14+2reb+3ast, J.Tomas 11+5reb+1ast, J.Sop 8+2reb+1ast, J.Bruha 8+4reb+2ast, T.Bruha 6+7reb
gschID: 543631


Loko Plzen - Pardubice 69-55

Loko Plzen fired past Pardubice for 1-0 lead. Point guard Vaclav Honomichl (186-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and power forward Jaroslav Kovanda (203-82) chipped in 10 points and 13 rebounds. Four BK Loko Plzen players scored in double figures. BK Loko Plzen's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side forward Josef Potocek (196-96) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and center Martin Roub (206-97) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Pardubice: J.Potocek 18+9reb+1ast, M.Roub 15+10reb, V.Nalevanko 10+3reb+4ast, F.Nimec 5+2reb, K.Formanek 4+3reb+1ast, S.Picka 2+4reb
Loko Plzen: V.Honomichl 22+11reb+3ast, J.Lejsek 13+9reb+1ast, O.Fleischhans 11+2reb+2ast, J.Kovanda 10+13reb+3ast, K.Riha 5+2reb+3ast, M.Volf 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543632


Olomouc SK - Olomouc Bbal 81-88

Olomouc Bbal upset Olomouc SK for the starting victory. Olomouc Bbal made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Olomouc SK turnovers. Jiri Dedek (190-95) fired 36 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. Moldovan forward Evgeni Scripcaru (195-83) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Four Olomouc Bbal players scored in double figures. Forward Pavel Novak (199-83) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and forward Roman Cernosek (187-78) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Olomouc SK's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Olomouc SK: P.Novak 31+11reb, R.Cernosek 13+3reb+2ast, D.Jilek 11+2reb+1ast, M.Vanak 9+2reb+1ast, J.Zlamal 4+3reb, O. Strubl 4+4reb
Olomouc Bbal: J.Dedek 36+7reb+3ast, E.Scripcaru 16+12reb+2ast, A.Choleva 13+11reb, R.Jurka 10+2reb, M.Schuster 7+2reb, V.Smerda 4+6reb
gschID: 543630


Opava B - Sokol Slapanice 65-80

Sokol Slapanice thumped Opava B to surge ahead in the series. 26 personal fouls committed by B&W Opava B helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and forward Jan Rotrekl (196-85) accounted for 6 points and 13 rebounds. Four Sokol Slapanice players scored in double figures. Power forward Jiri Dihel (198-87) came up with 28 points and 9 rebounds and center Miroslav Kvapil (202-93) added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for B&W Opava B in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Opava B: J.Dihel 28+9reb, M.Kvapil 14+10reb+2ast, P.Martikan 9+3reb+3ast, V.Branda 5+5reb+4ast, S.Kurecka 5+4reb+3ast, J. Kavan 2+5reb
Sokol Slapanice: R.Zachrla 24+8reb+2ast, M.Muller 10+5reb+1ast, M.Licenik 10+4reb+3ast, I.Pavlicik 10+5reb+1ast, K.Trunecek 9+3reb+1ast, M.Vyroubal 8+1reb
gschID: 543629





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Liga MB Round 24: Isidro Metapan edges Denver-FAS by three points - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 24 in the Liga MB took place in Metapan. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Denver-FAS (8-8) to third ranked Isidro Metapan (11-4) 72-69 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Olaniyr Adedoyin who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Isidro Metapan maintains third position with 11-4 record having four points less than leader Santa Tecla. Denver-FAS at the other side dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Quezaltepeque. Isidro Metapan are looking forward to face El Rapido (#9) in La Union in the next round where they are favorite. Denver-FAS will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Brujos Izalco (13-3) against sixth ranked Canarios (9-6) on Friday night. Visiting Brujos Izalco was defeated by Canarios in a tough game in Ahuachapan 94-99. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) who led his team to a victory with 51 points (!!!). Wali Hepburn contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 29 rebounds for Brujos Izalco. Canarios have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Brujos Izalco at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Canarios will play against San Miguel (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brujos Izalco will have a break next round.
Leader Santa Tecla delivered the fourteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 13th ranked Santa Ana (3-13) 97-78. Worth to mention a quality performance of Lisvan Valdez who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Malcolm Tatum with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 14-2 record. Santa Ana lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Santa Ana will play against Sonsonate (#6) and hope to secure a win.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Halcones (10-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Sonsonate (9-7). Halcones smashed Sonsonate 103-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sonsonate. The winners were led by Raymond Miller who scored that evening 18 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Halcones maintains fourth position with 10-5 record. Newly promoted Sonsonate dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Halcones will have a break next round. Sonsonate will play on the road against Santa Ana (#14) and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in San Salvador. Thirteenth ranked Arcense (4-12) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Quezaltepeque (8-8) 88-86 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Danny Lawhorn who scored 39 points (!!!) and 9 assists. Arcense moved-up to twelfth place. Quezaltepeque lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 24 San Miguel was crushed by Cojute in Cojutepeque 110-74.

Isidro Metapan - Denver-FAS 72-69

The most exciting game of round 24 in the Liga MB took place in Metapan. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Denver-FAS (8-8) to third ranked Isidro Metapan (11-4) 72-69 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was Olaniyr Adedoyin who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and American Thomas Alexander (197, college: Arkansas Tech) added 24 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Isidro Metapan maintains third position with 11-4 record having four points less than leader Santa Tecla. Denver-FAS at the other side dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Quezaltepeque. Isidro Metapan are looking forward to face El Rapido (#9) in La Union in the next round where they are favorite. Denver-FAS will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: D.James 26+10reb+5ast, K.Palmer 19+12reb+1ast, E.Mijares 18+6reb+11ast, J.Colorado 5+1reb+1ast, H.Navas 4+4reb, L.Barrios 0
Denver-FAS: T.Alexander 24+6reb+3ast, O.Adedoyin 20+14reb+2ast, N.Avalos 11+5reb, E.Aguilar 8+3reb+2ast, J.Flores 2+7reb+3ast, I.Urrutia 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 537048


Arcense - Quezaltepeque 88-86

Important game to mention about took place in San Salvador. Thirteenth ranked Arcense (4-12) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Quezaltepeque (8-8) 88-86 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Arcense looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Arcense made 9 blocks. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was point guard Danny Lawhorn (183, college: Midwestern St.) who scored 39 points (!!!) and 9 assists. Forward Louis Birdsong (198-88, college: George Mason) chipped in 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nate Drayton (203-91, college: W.Texas A&M) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 21 rebounds and Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) added 32 points respectively. Arcense moved-up to twelfth place. Quezaltepeque lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Arcense: D.Lawhorn 39+3reb+9ast, L.Birdsong 28+9reb+4ast, S. Willis 11+12reb+3ast, R.Cardona 4+3reb+2ast, J.Reyes 4+1reb+1ast, C.Quevedo 2+4reb+1ast
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 32+4reb, N.Drayton 25+21reb, D.Bairez 13+2reb+10ast, S.Brackett 7+6reb+4ast, L.Portal 6+7reb+3ast, R.Miranda 3+3ast
gschID: 537047


Sonsonate - Halcones 63-103

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Halcones (10-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Sonsonate (9-7). Halcones smashed Sonsonate 103-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sonsonate. Halcones dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Sonsonate's 42. Halcones forced 19 Sonsonate turnovers. The winners were led by American power forward Raymond Miller (204-88, college: CS Fullerton) who scored that evening 18 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) supported him with 21 points. Four Halcones players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 6 rebounds by Panamanian forward Manuel Gudino (195-95) did not help to save the game for Sonsonate. Mauricio Lahud added 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Halcones maintains fourth position with 10-5 record. Newly promoted Sonsonate dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Halcones will have a break next round. Sonsonate will play on the road against Santa Ana (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Halcones: J.Moss 21+4reb+3ast, J.Araujo 21+5reb+1ast, R.Miller 18+9reb+2ast, A. Brewer 10+7reb+3ast, L.Valle 9+1reb, M.Ramos 7+2reb+2ast
Sonsonate: A.Rojas 14+2reb, M.Lahud 13+3reb+1ast, M.Gudino 12+6reb+3ast, C.Valle 5+2reb+1ast, Y.Haiti 5+8reb+1ast, J.Rivera 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 537046


Canarios - Brujos Izalco 99-94

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Brujos Izalco (13-3) against sixth ranked Canarios (9-6) on Friday night. Visiting Brujos Izalco was defeated by Canarios in a tough game in Ahuachapan 94-99. Strangely Brujos Izalco outrebounded Canarios 63-32 including a 28-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Brujos Izalco was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) who led his team to a victory with 51 points (!!!). Guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 29 rebounds and center Travis Elliott (203-91, college: Beth.-Cookman) added 17 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Brujos Izalco. Four Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. Canarios have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Brujos Izalco at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Canarios will play against San Miguel (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brujos Izalco will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Canarios: D.Lawson 51+1reb+3ast, W.Hepburn 23+7reb+3ast, R.Brown 11+13reb+1ast, W.Quijano 9+4reb, E.Herrera 3+3reb, I.Sandoval 2+2reb
Brujos Izalco: G.McArthur 29+29reb, C.Blake 18+3reb+6ast, T.Elliott 17+14reb+1ast, E.Navarrete 14+4reb, M.Flores 6+5reb+7ast, A.Navarrete 6+2reb
gschID: 537045


Cojute - San Miguel 110-74

There was no surprise in Cojutepeque where 12th ranked San Miguel (3-11) was crushed by tenth ranked Cojute (7-7) 110-74 on Thursday. Cojute dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to San Miguel's 38. Cojute forced 23 San Miguel turnovers and outrebounded them 55-43 including a 41-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by San Miguel's players. San Miguel was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Scott Sill (206-92, college: Delaware St.) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. The other American import power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jordan Johnson (183-92, college: Tenn Tech) who recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and center Marco Aguilar (199-94) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four San Miguel players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cojute maintains tenth position with 7-7 record. San Miguel lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. Cojute will face bottom-ranked Giants (#15) in San Salvador in the next round where they are favorite. San Miguel will play at home against Canarios and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cojute: S.Sill 32+14reb+6ast, A.Moe 27+19reb, B.Golden 23+6reb+11ast, B.Reyes 9+3reb+3ast, R.Melendez 8+4reb+2ast, L.Quintanilla 7+1reb+3ast
San Miguel: J.Johnson 29+10reb+3ast, M.Aguilar 17+5reb+3ast, J.Cruz 11+6reb+2ast, B.De Leon 10+10reb+3ast, N.Ezeamii 3+8reb, J.Guillen 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 537043


Santa Tecla - Santa Ana 97-78

Leader Santa Tecla delivered the fourteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 13th ranked Santa Ana (3-13) 97-78. They outrebounded Santa Ana 44-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds and center Carlos Arias (200-89) who added 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Malcolm Tatum (188, college: Alders.-Broad.) with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) scored 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 14-2 record. Santa Ana lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Santa Ana will play against Sonsonate (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: L.Valdez 24+8reb+1ast, C.Arias 17+9reb+1ast, O.Rivera 16+1reb+1ast, O.Torres 15+6reb+4ast, R.Martinez 9+5reb+9ast, R.Palma 5+5reb
Santa Ana: M.Tatum 31+8reb+6ast, T.Dowdell 23+9reb+4ast, T.Butler 10+5reb+1ast, D.Pena 7+6reb+2ast, E.Molina 4+1reb+5ast, E.Guevara 3+3reb
gschID: 537044





Isidro Metapan tabs Keion Palmer - by Eurobasket News

AD Isidro Metapan (Liga MB) inked American forward Keion Palmer (208-93kg, college: Jacksonville). He has played for the last two years at Miami Midnites (FBA) in the U.S. Palmer helped them to win the league title (twice).
He graduated from Jacksonville University in 2011 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nando De Colo claims Euroleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

French Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best CSKA and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 29-year old shooting guard had the game-high 23 points adding two rebounds and six assists for CSKA in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Olympiacos (#3, 19-11) 90-86. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. CSKA maintains the 2nd position in Euroleague . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. CSKA will need more victories to improve their 22-8 record. In the team's last game De Colo had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at CSKA, through which he has constantly improved. Nando De Colo averages this season 20.1ppg and 4.0apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American power forward Latavius Williams (203-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) of Unics. Williams impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led Unics to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked EA7 Armani (8-22) 91-68. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Unics is still at the dead bottom 16th position. 22 lost games are too many comparing to just eight victories Unics managed to get this year. Williams is well-known by Unics fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83) of top-ranked Real Madrid. Carroll scored 29 points. He was a key player of Real Madrid, leading his team to a 97-80 easy win against the lower-ranked Anadolu Efes (#6, 17-13). Real Madrid confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 23 victories and 7 lost games. Carroll has a very solid season. In 30 games in Euroleague he scored 8.7ppg. He also has FGP: 59.3% and 3PT: 40.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shane Larkin (180-PG-92) of Baskonia - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 9 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes - 15 points and 10 rebounds
9. Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-G-90) of Fenerbahce - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.8 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.6 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.0 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.1 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.3 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.3 
 6. Williams, Lapua8.1 
 7. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
 8. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 9. Edwards, Salon Vilpas7.6 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.5 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.7 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 7. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 8. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.0 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
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. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.6 
 8. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
 10. Gay, KTP Basket1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.9 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 6. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 


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. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.6 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 5. Maxhuni, HBA-M.23.8 
 6. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.4 
 8. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 9. Laine, PeU-Basket22.9 
 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. Harvey, Oulun N.12.4 
 4. Harris, Ura Basket12.0 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.6 
 6. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 7. Stahl, Oulun N.10.9 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.4 
 9. Blomqvist, HyPo10.2 
 10. Ekimov, JyWe10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 3. Innamaa, TuNM.5.1 
 4. Salonen, Porvoon .5.0 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.8 
 6. Kantonen, Korik.4.6 
 7. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.5 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.4 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.1 
 10. Clement, Oulun N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darian CARTHARN
  Espoo B.
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 2. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 3. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.5 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.5 
 5. Moore, ToPo2.4 
 6. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.4 
 7. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 8. Kuusisto, ToPo2.1 
 9. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.1 
 10. Marttinen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Sandberg, TuNM.1.8 
 3. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 5. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.1 
 9. Smith, Lahti1.1 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 


Korisliiga Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Salon Vilpas are the first semifinalists - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas - Pyrinto 94-85

Salon Vilpas topped Pyrinto to sweep the quarterfinal series. Tampereen Pyrinto was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-16 charge of Salon Vilpas, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. International Mikko Koivisto (194-87, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Blacktop Management) chipped in 18 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward JNathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Antero Lehto (185-84) added 16 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: A.Lehto 16+3reb+5ast, J.Caven 15+4reb+1ast, J.Bullock 14+10reb+4ast, K.Lewis 12+1reb+2ast, T.Palmi 11+1reb, R.Minard 10+8reb+2ast
Salon Vilpas: A.Coleman 19+10reb+3ast, M.Koivisto 18+3reb+3ast, J.Staten 13+1reb+6ast, O.Jarvi 13+4reb+1ast, B.Edwards 12+9reb, M.Pounds 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 543199


Kataja Basket - BC Nokia 80-61

Kataja overcame BC Nokia to take 2-1 lead. It looked good early as BC Nokia took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Joensuun Kataja had a 23-13 second period charge getting the lead and BC Nokia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-80. Joensuun Kataja forced 22 BC Nokia turnovers. It was a good game for American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Darryl Bryant (185-90, college: W.Virginia) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) answered with 19 points and forward Eldar Skamo (198-86) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for BC Nokia.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: J.Duren 19+4reb+2ast, P.Dia 13+3reb+3ast, I.Wilkerson 11+3reb+1ast, E.Skamo 8+6reb+5ast, N.Mattila 4+2reb+2ast, H.Hirvikoski 3+5reb
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 21+8reb+4ast, D.Bryant 19+3reb+3ast, K.Bristol 10+9reb, J.Bradley 9, I.Seppala 8+1reb+2ast, V.Makalainen 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 543200


Helsinki Seagulls - Kouvot 99-94

Helsinki outgunned Kouvot to secure 2-1 advantage. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 42-32 Kouvot's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 99-94 at the end of the game. Helsinki Seagulls dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvot's 36 and made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Helsinki Seagulls players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Kouvot was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Conley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Michael Cuffee (195-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard James Sinclair (190-93, college: W.Carolina) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Kouvot. Five Helsinki Seagulls and four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: M.Cuffee 26+12reb+1ast, J.Sinclair 18+6reb+3ast, R.Buckles 18+6reb, O.Heinonen 17+1reb+1ast, T.Hirvonen 6+4reb+6ast, A.Saarijarvi 5+6reb+2ast
Helsinki Seagulls: A.Nikkarinen 19+6reb+9ast, D.Upson 15+1reb, J.Conley 14+5reb+3ast, G.Lee 14+4reb+1ast, R.Abell 12+1ast, C.Lindbom 10+7reb+1ast
gschID: 543201


Kauhajoki - Lapua 71-78

Lapua opened win count in the quarterfinal series against Kauhajoki. Kauhajoen Karhu was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 49-38 second half run of Lapuan Korikobrat. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Forward Devonne Giles (203-83, college: Texas Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: D.Washington 14+7reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 13+4reb, D.Giles 11+10reb+3ast, B.Sarcevic 9+1reb+6ast, J.Lehtoranta 8+5reb+1ast, A.Hollins 7+4reb
Lapua: D.Morris 20+6reb+2ast, J.Jones 17+4reb+3ast, M.Edwards 11+2reb+4ast, L.Kinnard 10+7reb+1ast, M.Van Andringa 9, D.Williams 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 543202





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Clark, Chalon18.5 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines17.0 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.6 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans14.6 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel14.6 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.3 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.9 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.7 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel6.9 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.2 
 4. Hodge, AS.6.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.0 
 8. Payne, Chalons-.4.5 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Eito, Orleans4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 2. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 3. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Cobbs, Gravelines1.5 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 7. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.9 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Joseph, Orleans0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Peacock, Bourg18.0 
 2. Williams, Boulazac17.5 
 3. Burton, Roanne17.5 
 4. Jones, Lille17.1 
 5. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.0 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.7 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.16.0 
 8. Fairell, Rouen15.0 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.0 
 10. Bigote, Nantes14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Kone, Charleville9.6 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.7 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.7 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.5 
 9. Diame, Blois7.3 
 10. Fall, Poitiers7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. Turner, Blois6.2 
 3. King, Le Havre6.1 
 4. Ware, Vichy C.6.0 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne5.9 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.6 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.5 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes5.2 
 10. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Burton, Roanne2.7 
 2. Threatt, Poitiers2.5 
 3. Henry, Evreux2.4 
 4. Turner, Blois2.1 
 5. Denave, Vichy C.2.0 
 6. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 7. Maille, Provence.1.9 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
 10. Fouse, Charleville1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 4. Paumier, Boulogne1.2 
 5. Jones, Lille1.1 
 6. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 8. Diame, Blois1.1 
 9. Boateng, Blois1.0 
 10. Kone, Charleville1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 18
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket18.0 
 2. Bradford, St Vallier17.8 
 3. Newson, Lorient17.0 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes17.0 
 5. Craion, Lorient16.9 
 6. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.16.4 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.2 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres16.2 
 9. Davis, Rennes16.1 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.10.0 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.4 
 3. Blackwell, ALS B.8.1 
 4. Staniulis, Souffel8.1 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.7 
 7. Cox, Challans7.5 
 8. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 9. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 10. Vaty, Lourdes7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Olivier ROMAIN
  Chartres
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Romain, Chartres7.4 
 2. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.2 
 3. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.4 
 4. Rathieuville, Rennes5.2 
 5. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 6. Delhomme, St Vallier5.1 
 7. Smith, Orchies4.9 
 8. Suhard, Angers BC4.9 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
 10. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 4. Cornely, Caen1.9 
 5. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 6. Newson, Lorient1.9 
 7. Monceau, Challans1.7 
 8. Rafai, RAC Basket1.6 
 9. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.6 
 10. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ludovic NEGROBAR
  Rennes
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Negrobar, Rennes1.4 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 3. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 4. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.0.9 
 5. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 6. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 7. Boucard, GET Vosges0.8 
 8. Kovanusic, ALS B.0.8 
 9. Kayembe, Souffel0.8 
 10. Tresnak, GET Vosges0.8 


NM1 Round 32: Quimper UJAP loses to SAP Vaucluse - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NM1. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Sorgues between second ranked Quimper UJAP (22-10) and fourteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (14-18) on Saturday night. Quimper UJAP was defeated by SAP Vaucluse in a tough game on the road 78-83. Quimper UJAP was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-20 charge of SAP Vaucluse, which allowed them to win the game. They made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. SAP Vaucluse forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Quimper UJAP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) replied with 22 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for Quimper UJAP. SAP Vaucluse moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Lorient. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#7) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quimper UJAP will play against Saint Vallier (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
NM1 top team - Caen (25-7) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Rueil (18-14) 86-78. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 rebounds and Thomas Cornely who added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Caen have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-7 record. Rueil lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 14 games lost. Caen will play against Vitre (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Rueil will play against UB Chartres (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 32th consecutive match to fifth ranked Orchesien BC (19-13) 88-68 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Anthony Racine who scored that evening 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 17 points by Nicolas Dorez did not help to save the game for CFBB. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Orchesien BC have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Orchesien BC will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against Lorient (#14) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Fifteenth-ranked Vitre (13-19) was very close to win a game against third ranked Souffelweyersheim (21-11). Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Valentin Correia who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Vitre's coach Zoran Durdevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 21-11 record having four points less than leader Caen. Vitre at the other side keeps the fifteenth place with 19 games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be Angers BC (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Vitre will play against the league's leader Caen and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Saint Vallier. Fourth ranked GET Vosges (19-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Saint Vallier (16-16) 73-71 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Saint Vallier. Masse Doumbe orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 9 rebounds. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. GET Vosges maintains fourth position with 19-13 record, which they share with Orchies. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the tenth place with 16 games lost. GET Vosges will face Union Rennes (#17) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Saint Vallier will play against the league's second-placed Quimper UJAP (#2) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 32: Challans beat Chartres on the road 84-80. ALS Basket won against Angers BC on its own court 73-57. Gries/Oberhoffen managed to outperform Rennes in Bischwiller 94-76. Lourdes was rolled over Lorient at home 81-101.

Orchies - CFBB 88-68

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 32th consecutive match to fifth ranked Orchesien BC (19-13) 88-68 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-68. Orchesien BC dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 20. They outrebounded CFBB 35-20 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Orchesien BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The winners were led by Anthony Racine (190-94) who scored that evening 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and naturalized Mali swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86) supported him with 18 points. Even 17 points by power forward Nicolas Dorez (199-99) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 15 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Orchesien BC have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Orchesien BC will meet Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against Lorient (#14) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: N.Dorez 17+4reb+1ast, I.Fevrier 15+3reb+3ast, T.Maledon 11+1reb+2ast, Y.Blanc 11+4reb+2ast, S.Briki 6+2reb+5ast, M.Dossou Yovo 4+3reb+1ast
Orchies: S.Cisse 18+2reb, A.Racine 17+6reb+5ast, C.Cairo 14+4reb+2ast, M.Simmons 13+1reb+2ast, M.Diop 7+8reb+4ast, H.Dumortier 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 485041


SAP Vaucluse - Quimper 83-78

The most important game in the last round took place in Sorgues between second ranked Quimper UJAP (22-10) and fourteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (14-18) on Saturday night. Quimper UJAP was defeated by SAP Vaucluse in a tough game on the road 78-83. Quimper UJAP was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-20 charge of SAP Vaucluse, which allowed them to win the game. They made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. SAP Vaucluse forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Quimper UJAP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. SAP Vaucluse's coach Sylvain Lautie used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) replied with 22 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and his fellow American import guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Quimper UJAP. SAP Vaucluse moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Lorient. Quimper UJAP at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#7) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quimper UJAP will play against Saint Vallier (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 22+5reb+2ast, J.Bluntt 16+7reb+2ast, V.Bobrov 14+4reb+1ast, T.Prost 9+7reb+3ast, R.Temgoua 7+2reb+1ast, F.Herard 5+6reb+2ast
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 18+3reb, A.Liorel 14+1reb+2ast, C.Soumaoro 12+6reb, B.Davis 9+6reb+1ast, D.Kaba 9+1reb+1ast, D.Tarvydas 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 485040


Chartres - Challans 80-84

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Vendee Challans and 10th ranked UB Chartres had identical 16-15 record. But UB Chartres was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Challans 84-80 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-80. Swingman Dominique Gentil (197-88, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Matthew Gibson (195-84) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 16 assists and American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for UB Chartres. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vendee Challans (17-15) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Lourdes and ALS Basket. Loser UB Chartres keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Vendee Challans will face SAP Vaucluse (#13) in Sorgues in the next round where they are favorite. UB Chartres will play on the road against Rueil and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chartres: K.Bichard 21+4reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 18+7reb+4ast, O.Romain 17+6reb+16ast, M.Ruikis 10+9reb+3ast, T.Toney 8+3reb+1ast, P.Clerence 3+1reb+2ast
Challans: D.Gentil 20+8reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 17+2reb+1ast, M.Gibson 13+3reb+5ast, I.Saounera 12+3reb+4ast, D.Cox 9+6reb+1ast, O.Gouez 8+3reb
gschID: 485039


St Vallier - GET Vosges 71-73

Important game to mention about took place in Saint Vallier. Fourth ranked GET Vosges (19-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Saint Vallier (16-16) 73-71 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Saint Vallier. Saint Vallier trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-73 at the end of the game. GET Vosges forced 19 Saint Vallier turnovers. Forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 9 rebounds. Loic Gigant (196-90) contributed with 18 points and 4 steals for the winners. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Power forward Sade Aded-Hussein (208-93) replied with 26 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Saint Vallier. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. GET Vosges maintains fourth position with 19-13 record, which they share with Orchies. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the tenth place with 16 games lost. GET Vosges will face Union Rennes (#17) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Saint Vallier will play against the league's second-placed Quimper UJAP (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Aded Hussein 26+9reb+2ast, O.Strong 21+2reb, J.Delhomme 11+6reb+1ast, S.Bradford 10+7reb+7ast, V.Ateba 2+5reb+3ast, T.Lefebvre 1+2reb+2ast
GET Vosges: L.Gigant 18+2reb+2ast, M.Doumbe 13+9reb+2ast, S.Ocokoljic 10+3reb, M.Gountas 8+2ast, J.Kebe-nguema 8+2reb+4ast, U.Adjagba 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 485037


ALS Basket - Angers BC 73-57

Very expected game when 15th ranked Angers BC (13-19) lost to ninth ranked ALS Basket (17-15) in Andrezieux 57-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ALS Basket. Angers BC was better in fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Angers BC 53-30 including a 38-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 21 rebounds. Forward Jean-Francois Christnel (198-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four ALS Basket players scored in double figures. American forward Will Carter (200-88, college: San Jose St., agency: HMS) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) added 16 points in the effort for Angers BC. ALS Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Lourdes and Challans. Loser Angers BC keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. ALS Basket will face Lourdes-Tarbes (#9) at home in the next round. Angers BC will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Angers BC: R.Uzas 16+3reb+1ast, H.Suhard 11+2reb+6ast, W.Carter 11+10reb, A.Calhoun 7+3reb+2ast, J.Douillet 6+3reb, T.Lonzieme 3+7reb
ALS Basket: J.Christnel 21+10reb+1ast, J.Brooks 19+4reb+7ast, N.Kovanusic 13+21reb+3ast, Y.Bassine 10+5reb+3ast, R.Aubry 5+7reb+2ast, B.Tardy 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485035


Souffel - Vitre 80-78

Fifteenth-ranked Vitre (13-19) was very close to win a game against third ranked Souffelweyersheim (21-11). Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. Souffelweyersheim outrebounded Vitre 45-31 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Valentin Correia (192-93) who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) chipped in 9 points and 15 rebounds. Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) produced 16 points and 4 assists and guard Antoine Belkessa (186-88) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Vitre's coach Zoran Durdevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 21-11 record having four points less than leader Caen. Vitre at the other side keeps the fifteenth place with 19 games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be Angers BC (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Vitre will play against the league's leader Caen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vitre: N.Korac 16+3reb+4ast, A.Radulovic 14+4reb, D.Quincy-Jones 9+6reb+3ast, A.Belkessa 8+6reb+5ast, S.Cretaux 8+4reb, M.Perovic 7+3reb
Souffel: V.Correia 19+7reb+3ast, G.Staniulis 12+7reb+3ast, R.Kayembe 10+8reb+1ast, E.Mendy 9+15reb+2ast, F.Harris 9+2reb, F.Ateba 8+2reb
gschID: 485042


Rennes - Gries/Oberhoffen 76-94

Very predictable result when twelfth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (15-17) won against on the road 17th ranked Union Rennes (12-20) 94-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Gries/Oberhoffen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lithuanian point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) replied with 23 points and 4 assists and center Said Ben-Driss (206-85) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Union Rennes. Four Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen maintains twelfth position with 15-17 record. Union Rennes at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventeenth place with 20 games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#5) in Orchies in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Rennes will play on the road against GET Vosges (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rennes: D.Davis 23+2reb+4ast, E.Kabir Pene 13+5reb+1ast, V.Zivkovic 11+4reb+2ast, S.Ben Driss 11+7reb+2ast, A.Ampim 9+5reb, L.Negrobar 7+4reb+1ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: O.Varanauskas 28+6reb+4ast, A.Doumbia 22+7reb+1ast, G.Thondique 17+11reb+4ast, T.Ghezala 8+4reb+5ast, R.Jakstas 7+4reb+2ast, R.Mackoviac 7+3reb
gschID: 485036


Caen - RAC Basket 86-78

NM1 top team - Caen (25-7) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Rueil (18-14) 86-78. It looked good early as Rueil took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Caen had a 23-15 second period charge getting the lead and Rueil was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-86. Caen made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Caen had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 rebounds and guard Thomas Cornely (190-91) who added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Jeremy Bichard (186-90) scored 15 points and 6 assists. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. Caen have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-7 record. Rueil lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 14 games lost. Caen will play against Vitre (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Rueil will play against UB Chartres (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: L.Sambe 20+1reb+2ast, R.Anderson 15+12reb+4ast, J.Bichard 15+4reb+6ast, W.Felder 11+8reb, K.Gourari 8+6reb+4ast, S.Rafai 5+5reb+3ast
Caen: B.Monteiro 22+7reb+2ast, T.Cornely 14+5reb+9ast, R.Gordon 10+1reb+1ast, J.Sinica 8+6reb+4ast, M.Diarra 8+6reb+4ast, B.Pope 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 485043


Lourdes - Lorient 81-101

There was an upset when higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (17-15) was outscored at home by fifteenth ranked Lorient (14-18) 101-81 on Friday. The game without a history. Lorient led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Lourdes-Tarbes' 40 and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Lorient looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward RJ Sims (196, college: E.Mennonite) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) added 17 points and 7 assists in the effort for Lourdes-Tarbes. Four Lorient and five Lourdes-Tarbes players scored in double figures. Lourdes-Tarbes' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lorient moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with SAP Vaucluse. Lourdes-Tarbes lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 15 games lost. Lorient will face bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: R.Sims 18+5reb+2ast, X.d'Almeida 17+1reb+7ast, M.Kazonas 13+3reb, L.Vaty 11+8reb+3ast, E.Bosc 10+2reb+1ast, F.Bondron 6+1reb+2ast
Lorient: J.Newson 25+5reb+4ast, M.Craion 22+9reb+5ast, M.Bigote 20+4reb+5ast, R.Giaimo 12+4reb+1ast, M.Oluic 9+5reb, C.Faroux 7+3reb+7ast
gschID: 485038





The Pelicans add Toupane to their roster - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) added to their roster 25-year old French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92, agency: BeoBasket). He just played at Raptors 905 Missisauga. In 37 D-League games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg this season. Toupane was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. But in two D-League games he did not score anything.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Toupane was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2016.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane has played also professionally in Italy, other NBA teams (Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors) and France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG).

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  FYR MACEDONIA  

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Danilo MIJATOVIC
  Kuman.
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv18.8 
 3. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.8 
 4. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.16.2 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv15.5 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar14.2 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.13.8 
 9. Misanovic, Rabotnicki13.7 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.8 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.1 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.8.0 
 4. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.6 
 5. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.3 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.3 
 7. Golubovic, Pelister.6.2 
 8. Ibitayo, Vardar6.0 
 9. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.6.0 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.2 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.9 
 4. Bogoev, Strumica4.8 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.5 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.4.1 
 7. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
 9. Stajic, Feni I.3.6 
 10. Hall, Kozuv3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar2.6 
 2. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 3. Jokic, Strumica1.6 
 4. Makenadziev, Strum.1.5 
 5. Brown, Kumanovo1.4 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.4 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.1.2 
 8. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.2 
 9. Magdevski, Feni I.1.1 
 10. Djurasovic, Kozuv1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 2. Ibitayo, Vardar0.9 
 3. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 4. Krstevski, Kozuv0.8 
 5. Pekovic, Kumanovo0.7 
 6. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 8. Talevski, Pelister.0.5 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 
 10. Vasilic, Ohrid AV0.5 



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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.7 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.2 
 3. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.7 
 4. Rogava, Olimpi16.3 
 5. Lathan, Sokhumi16.3 
 6. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.5 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.0 
 8. Florveus, Cactus T.14.6 
 9. Lezhava, Batumi14.4 
 10. Burnette, Olimpi14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.9 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 4. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.1 
 5. Burnette, Olimpi8.7 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.4 
 7. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.8 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.6 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Charlie LEE
  Rustavi
  (175-PG-92)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Lee, Rustavi6.3 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.1 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.2 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.6 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.2 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi4.0 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.0 
 8. Chikviladze, Cactus T.3.9 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.3.8 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.3 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.6 
 3. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.0 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi2.0 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Baqradze, Olimpi1.7 
 8. Shemosiuk, Batumi1.6 
 9. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.5 
 10. Lee, Rustavi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.6 
 4. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.5 
 5. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 6. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 7. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 8. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.0 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi0.9 


Superleague Round 25: #1 Dinamo Tbilisi is defeated by Mgzavrebi - 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 Dinamo Tbilisi (23-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (8-17) 70-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Darnell Taylor (193-91, college: CS San Marcos) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Reggie Murphy (208-91, college: Henderson St.) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side the former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 8-17 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Mgzavrebi are looking forward to face higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#4) and Sokhumi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi (11-14) crushed visiting Sokhumi (9-16) by 22 points 88-66. American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and Terik Bridgeman accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Sokhumi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-14 record. Sokhumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Batumi. Cactus Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-12) against seventh ranked Batumi (9-16) on Friday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Batumi in Batumi 88-71. Igor Krivtsov fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Charlie Lee produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for lost side. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Batumi moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Energy Invest lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 12 games lost. Batumi will meet league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Energy Invest will play against Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (17-7) against sixth ranked Olimpi (9-15) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kutaisi was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 73-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kutaisi. Worth to mention a great performance of Revaz Rogava who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Olimpi moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with seven games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.

Dinamo Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi 58-70

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (23-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (8-17) 70-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Darnell Taylor (193-91, college: CS San Marcos) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Reggie Murphy (208-91, college: Henderson St.) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Taylor is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Mgzavrebi players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and the former international Mikheil Tchotchua (193-87, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 8-17 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Mgzavrebi are looking forward to face higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Mgzavrebi: D.Taylor 18+9reb+5ast, G.Qavtaradze 15+1reb+1ast, R.Murphy 15+9reb+2ast, C.Allen 14+7reb+4ast, A.Lominashvili 4+1reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 2+4reb+2ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Tchotchua 13+6reb+1ast, M.Berishvili 10+14reb+3ast, I.Londaridze 10+5reb+1ast, N.Maravic 6+4reb+2ast, L.Grdzelidze 6+2reb, D.Vaughn 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 540353


Cactus Tbilisi - Sokhumi 88-66

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#4) and Sokhumi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi (11-14) crushed visiting Sokhumi (9-16) by 22 points 88-66. The game without a history. Cactus Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cactus Tbilisi had a 31-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Otari Buliava (202-94) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Sokhumi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-14 record. Sokhumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Batumi. Cactus Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Cactus Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 17+3reb+5ast, J.Florveus 16+15reb+1ast, T.Bridgeman 16+11reb+2ast, T.White 15+1reb+3ast, D.Lomidze 10+4reb+2ast, I.Chlaidze 6+1ast
Sokhumi: D.Lathan 19+5reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 14+3reb, O.Buliava 12+6reb+3ast, R.Woodson 6+1reb+2ast, K.Tomaradze 6+1reb, G.Jgerenaia 5+7reb
gschID: 540352


Batumi - Rustavi 88-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-12) against seventh ranked Batumi (9-16) on Friday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Batumi in Batumi 88-71. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Batumi outrebounded Energy Invest 45-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Ukrainian forward Igor Krivtsov (201-86) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. International Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Five Batumi players scored in double figures. American point guard Charlie Lee (175-92, college: Cleveland St.) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import guard Casey Kasperbauer (185, college: S.Dakota) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Batumi moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Energy Invest lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 12 games lost. Batumi will meet league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Energy Invest will play against Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Batumi: K.Jintcharadze 20+6reb, B.Lezhava 14+3reb+7ast, I.Krivtsov 14+15reb+1ast, I.Shemosiuk 12+4reb+5ast, I.Maisuradze 11+2reb+2ast, M.Revazashvili 10+6reb
Rustavi: C.Lee 18+5reb+8ast, C.Kasperbauer 16+3reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 13+2reb+1ast, S.Atuashvili 7+8reb+2ast, M.Lewis-Briggs 5+6reb+2ast, L.Khmelidze 4+3reb
gschID: 540351


Olimpi - Kutaisi 77-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (17-7) against sixth ranked Olimpi (9-15) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kutaisi was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 73-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kutaisi. It looked good early as Kutaisi took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Olimpi took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They also forced 25 Kutaisi turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Kutaisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. American guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashaev (188-83) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kutaisi. Olimpi moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with seven games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: R.Rogava 23+4reb+4ast, G.Baqradze 18+1reb+5ast, T.Burnette 17+7reb+1ast, N.Schlitzer 9+5reb+1ast, G.Bakradze 7+11reb+1ast, W.Pitchford 2+4reb+2ast
Kutaisi: Z.Pashaev 18+5reb+2ast, G.Tsintsadze 15+11reb+9ast, A.Lomouri 12+2reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 11+1reb, L.Tsekvava 7+2reb+3ast, B.Bekauri 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 540350





A League Round 12 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Third defeat of league's leader DELTA (9-3) against second ranked Hyundai-TSU (9-3) 84-63 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of DELTA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hyundai-TSU. DELTA managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for point guard Sandro Sanadze (188-95) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 assists. South African center Christopher Gabriel (210-88, college: San Diego) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) replied with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for DELTA. DELTA's coach Legso Lapanashvili gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Hyundai-TSU have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated DELTA. DELTA will play next round against Tskaltubo trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hyundai-TSU will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BC Titebi on the road.
Bottom-ranked SEU Tbilisi is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to fourth ranked BC Titebi (6-6) 76-65. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and Armani Flannigan who added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. BC Titebi's coach Amrosi Ormotsadze allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was power forward Davit Maisuradze (205-90) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Newly promoted BC Titebi maintains fourth position with 6-6 record. SEU Tbilisi at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. BC Titebi will play against league's leader Hyundai-TSU in Tbilisi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. SEU Tbilisi will play against Arena-76 (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Tskaltubo was also quite interesting. Third ranked Arena-76 (7-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Tskaltubo (5-7). Arena-76 defeated Tskaltubo 98-87 on Friday. The winners were led by Rodnerius Lewis who scored that evening 26 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds by Dmitry Sviridov did not help to save the game for Tskaltubo. Newly promoted Arena-76 maintains third position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Hyundai-TSU. Tskaltubo lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Arena-76 will meet at home bottom-ranked SEU Tbilisi (#6) in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against the league's second-placed DELTA and hope to secure a win.

SEU Tbilisi - BC Titebi 65-76

Bottom-ranked SEU Tbilisi is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to fourth ranked BC Titebi (6-6) 76-65. The game was mostly controlled by BC Titebi. SEU Tbilisi was better in second period 21-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Titebi players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by SEU Tbilisi's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) who added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. BC Titebi's coach Amrosi Ormotsadze allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was power forward Davit Maisuradze (205-90) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Giorgi Tskhovrebovi (195-98) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four SEU Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Newly promoted BC Titebi maintains fourth position with 6-6 record. SEU Tbilisi at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. BC Titebi will play against league's leader Hyundai-TSU in Tbilisi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. SEU Tbilisi will play against Arena-76 (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SEU Tbilisi: K.Giorgadze 20+2reb, D.Maisuradze 14+12reb+1ast, G.Tskhovrebovi 12+6reb+6ast, B.Akhalaia 10+11reb+1ast, B.Aliev 5+2reb+1ast, V.Koguashvili 4+14reb+2ast
BC Titebi: R.Aaron 30+10reb+3ast, G.Dvali 16+2reb, A.Flannigan 10+13reb+5ast, R.Didia 9+6reb+5ast, G.Gamqrelidze 5+5reb+12ast, G.Gugeshashvili 4+3reb
gschID: 534770


Hyundai-TSU - DELTA 84-63

Third defeat of league's leader DELTA (9-3) against second ranked Hyundai-TSU (9-3) 84-63 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of DELTA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hyundai-TSU. DELTA managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for point guard Sandro Sanadze (188-95) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 assists. South African center Christopher Gabriel (210-88, college: San Diego) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Gabriel is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) replied with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for DELTA. DELTA's coach Legso Lapanashvili gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Hyundai-TSU have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated DELTA. DELTA will play next round against Tskaltubo trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hyundai-TSU will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BC Titebi on the road.
Top scorers:
DELTA: D.Ray 11+7reb+4ast, I.Lezhava 11+4reb+3ast, I.Alkhanaidze 10+9reb+1ast, Z.Antadze 8+5reb, I.Bibiluri 6+5reb, L.Eliadze 6
Hyundai-TSU: S.Sanadze 25+3reb+6ast, C.Gabriel 15+9reb, L.Giorgadze 13+5reb+1ast, G.Korsantia 8+5reb+3ast, A.Pevadze 5+8reb+1ast, G.Japaridze 3+1reb
gschID: 534769


Tskaltubo - Arena-76 87-98

The game in Tskaltubo was also quite interesting. Third ranked Arena-76 (7-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Tskaltubo (5-7). Arena-76 defeated Tskaltubo 98-87 on Friday. The game without a history. Arena-76 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Tskaltubo's 42 and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Arena-76 forced 22 Tskaltubo turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) who scored that evening 26 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Peter Alexis (213-92, college: Philadelphia) supported him with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Four Arena-76 players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds by Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-85) did not help to save the game for Tskaltubo. Giorgi Kutchava added 22 points and 4 assists. Newly promoted Arena-76 maintains third position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Hyundai-TSU. Tskaltubo lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Arena-76 will meet at home bottom-ranked SEU Tbilisi (#6) in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against the league's second-placed DELTA and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tskaltubo: G.Kutchava 22+4reb+4ast, D.Sviridov 21+11reb+3ast, D.Dvalishvili 18+7reb+4ast, G.Kandelaki 8+1reb+1ast, D.Atskvereli 7+1reb+1ast, G.Kiladze 5+1reb
Arena-76: R.Lewis 26+6reb+2ast, P.Alexis 23+6reb, K.Bitsadze 14+7reb+2ast, M.Abaishvili 14+2reb+8ast, A.Megeneishvili 6+2reb+2ast, O.Rychlyuk 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 534768





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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.2 
 2. Knight, Jena18.3 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.9 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.2 
 5. Babb, Ratiopharm15.7 
 6. Lewis, Bayreuth15.6 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.6 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.5 
 9. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.5 
 10. Thompson, Telekom .15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott EATHERTON
  Goett.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Eatherton, Goett.7.3 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.0 
 3. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.9 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 5. Evans, Giessen .6.9 
 6. Marei, Bayreuth6.8 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.5 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Searcy, Vechta6.5 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.2 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.5 
 4. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.8 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 7. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.1 
 8. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 9. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.9 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen1.7 
 9. Stewart, Walter T.1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.3 
 2. Gamble, Telekom .1.3 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Groselle, Braunsch.1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 7. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 8. Marei, Bayreuth0.8 
 9. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
 10. Horton, Telekom .0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Williams, Kirchheim18.8 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.9 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg17.1 
 6. Warren, MBC16.9 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.3 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.7 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.9 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. King, Koeln R.7.1 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
 10. Sturner, Dresden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.7 
 3. Carter, Chemnitz6.0 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.2 
 8. Hatten, MBC5.1 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
 10. Zazai, MBC5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Chase ADAMS
  Uni Baskets
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.3 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz2.3 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.2 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 7. Tiggs, Crailsheim1.9 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.6 
 9. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.6 
 10. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Koeln R.
  (206-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. King, Koeln R.1.6 
 2. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 3. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 5. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 6. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 7. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 
 8. van, Trier1.1 
 9. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 
 10. Wolf, Hamburg1.0 


Trent Weaver (FC Schalke) I Can Guarantee That My Best Basketball Is Ahead Of Me - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



Trent Weaver (202-F/C-94, college: Ohio Dominican) is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Columbus, Ohio that completed his rookie season in Europe in Germany with FC Schalke. He got an early taste of being a professional this year as he played for the Columbus Condors (CBA). Before turning professional he played for Ohio Dominican (NCAA2) from 2012-2016 playing a total of 108 games. As a senior he played 28 games averaging 15.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 72.5%. He spoke to eurobasket after the losing to the ScanPlus Baskets in the playoffs ending his season.

Trent thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You arrived as a rookie in Germany 7 months ago. Did the season fly by or did it go at a rate that was comfortable for you?

Hey Miles, no problem. My time in Germany seemed to vary in speeds. There would be segments where I would wonder where the month had gone. Then, there would be times where one week seemed like a year to get through.

Your rookie season has come to an end against the powerful offensive minded team ScanPlus Baskets. How disappointed are you that there could be no upset?

Elchingen was a pretty solid opponent throughout the series. We gave them far too many opportunities that they took advantage of. We were unable to push through these circumstances. I've played long enough to understand that if you don't match the other teams intensity and take away their strengths, your chance of winning isn't great.


FC Schalke as a team was never able to find a way to stop Taevaunn Prince. Do feel as though the series could have been won in the first two games had you defended him better as a team?

It's difficult to tell. He played pretty well, but they had other players step up in their roles. Their role players were a large reason for their success against us.


FC Schalke allowed 78 points per game this season, but 84 points in the ScanPlus Baskets series. Why do you feel were you as a team unable to defend more consistently?

We had too many lapses, too often. Whether it was from miscommunication or simply not understanding what the opposing players were trying to. In a tough series, it's important to play with an elevated sense of urgency on the defensive end.

In the do or die game, the ScanPlus Basktes got help from other players besides only Brandon Lockhart and Taevaunn Prince. How key was their team basketball in game three besides securing the rebounds better and coughing up the ball only 8 times for the win?

This was huge. Anytime you can have players that aren't your "go-to" guys step up in a series, often gives a team more energy and greater confidence.


After playing only 11 minutes combined in game one and two, you finished the season strong with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the season ending was this a type of tiny consolation for your books in that you finished solid with your game?

In my opinion, the last game barely scratched the surface of the numbers that I know I'm capable of consistently putting up. It was nice to end the season on a solid note, but the best is yet to come.


If you had to pick one teammate who you felt improved the most this season who would that be?

Courtney Belger. During our preseason games, he was already playing really solid. He was searching to figure out exactly his role and what was expected from him. As we began playing more and more games, his confidence grew tremendously and was playing with a chip on his shoulder. He put up very good numbers, along with posting quite a few really phenomenal individual performances. For those that know him, his success is no surprise due to his hard work and dedication to becoming great.


Would it be fair to say that American Courtney Belger was the team's MVP? He vastly improved his stats in the Pro B over last season where he was more a focal point to this season where he had much better teammates. Can he make the next step to the Pro A?

Absolutely. Like I previously stated, CeeBee's work ethic got him to where he is now. He was put into a situation where he was expected to score and put up numbers. I am sure he will take the next step.

In our last interview three months ago after a win against Bochum, you stated that you have to play more to your strengths on a nightly basis. Do you feel like you could do that in your last 11 games?

With the minutes that I received, I did my best and tried to help the team during my time on the floor. Even when things got a little frustrating, I believe that I did a pretty good job at remaining level headed. This is a part of growing during the rookie season.


You finished your rookie season averaging 9,6ppg, 5,0rpg and 1,0apg. How content were you with your season?

Again, I can guarantee that my best basketball is ahead of me. Although these stats are relatively solid, more is demanded from myself. With this being said, this summer I will be working to hard improve my weaknesses and fine-tune my strengths.

I felt that you were a very efficient player for only the 17 minutes that you played. Had you averaged 30 minutes, you would have been at 20/10. Do you feel like you were as efficient as you could be?

There is no doubt that there are aspects of my game that need improvement. I feel that at times I could have made slightly better decisions. Overall, with the hand that I was dealt, I did a pretty solid job with efficiency.

How do you feel did head coach Raphael Wilder help you most with your game in your rookie season?

I am thankful that Coach Wilder gave me the opportunity to be a part of such a great basketball club. The experience was invaluable and will help further my career.


What is the next step for Trent Weaver? Would you like to stay in Germany or explore another country next season?

This is yet to be determined. I have no problem staying in Germany. The country is nice and a safe place to play. The competition is pretty solid throughout the country. However, I would not at all be opposed to experiencing a different country.

What was your coolist experience in Germany as a rookie that you will never forget?

Our home crowd was one of the best in Pro B. We always played well at home, with huge wins against some of the top teams in the north (Bernau, Iserlohn). Also, experiencing the unique atmosphere at away games was always exciting.

What summer plans do you have? What place would you like to visit with your extended summer vacation that you have never been to before?

The main plan is to work on all areas of my game. I want to continue becoming more of an outside threat and increase my ability to take guys off the dribble. I have never been to California or Boston. Visiting these cities may be in the summer plans.


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

There is so much emphasis on scoring. A lot of the time that is all guys focus on. Green is the type of player who prides himself on doing other things to help his team be successful. He really wouldn't care too much if he were to score 2 points or 20 points. Every team needs players like him.


Devin Booker lit up the Boston Celtics and was only the sixth player to ever have done that in the NBA. Did it surprise you that it was him and not someone else as there are other guys that come to mind that could probably have done it before the talented 20 year old?

I think Booker's performance took the world by surprise. Obviously, the guy is an extremely talented scorer. With his confidence, along with the ultimate green light, he created history. I predict a few all star appearances in the coming years.

Who will reach the NCAA Final 4 and win it all?

Due to timing differences, I cheated a little bit on this question. I see that it's come down to North Carolina, South Carolina, Gonzaga, and Oregon. North Carolina will be cutting down the nets.


UCLA has some very talented freshman with one being Lonzo Ball. That guy has put up amazing stats as a freshman. Is he the real deal? How much potential does he have in your eyes?

The kid can flat out play. However, I am still not convinced that his game will immediately transfer to the NBA level. Down the road, he has a chance to be a phenomenal piece.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The Shallows.

Thanks Trent for the chat.



Results and Stats from ProA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Chemnitz - Trier 76-70

Chemnitz held off Trier in the opener. Gladiators were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Joe Lawson (201-92, college: Indianapolis, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Chris Carter (195-92, college: Florida Tech, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Simon Schmitz (188-90) answered with 18 points and 6 assists and naturalized Chilean Sebastian Herrera (193-97) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Gladiators. Gladiators' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: J.Lawson 16+6reb+1ast, C.Bradshaw 10+4reb+2ast, M.Fleischmann 9+2reb+1ast, M.Ziegenhagen 9+3reb, C.Carter 9+6reb+7ast, M.Seiferth 8+5reb
Trier: S.Schmitz 18+6ast, S.Herrera 16+5reb+3ast, B.Spearman 6+1reb+1ast, J.Joos 6+3reb, J.Van Zegeren 6+7reb, J.Bucknor 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543518


Crailsheim - Oettinger R. 77-86

Oettinger upset Crailsheim on the road to surge ahead in the series. American point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: BeoBasket) fired 15 points and 9 assists for the winners. Center Robert Oehle (209-88, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. Four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. American swingman Kevin Tiggs (196-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Inception Sports) added 9 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Oettinger R.: D.Hicks 16+3reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 15+3reb+9ast, G.Gibbs 14+4reb+2ast, E.Allen 13+5reb+1ast, D.Watts 11+5reb+1ast, R.Oehle 9+10reb+2ast
Crailsheim: K.Tiggs 23+5reb, K.Wysocki 9+4reb+2ast, P.Flomo 9+4reb+1ast, C.Dunn 9+3reb+6ast, C.Griffin 9+3reb+2ast, N.Hilliard IV 8+5ast
gschID: 543517


MBC - Koeln Rh.Stars 84-66

MBC fired past Koeln in the first game of the series. Mitteldeutscher BC made 25-of-31 charity shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Andrew Warren (196-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). His fellow American import point guard Marcus Hatten (185-80, college: St.John's) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) answered with 14 points and American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Koeln Rh.Stars. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
MBC: A.Warren 20+7reb+5ast, M.Hatten 16+4reb+2ast, T.Hinz 10+5reb+1ast, D.Johnson 10+4reb, S.Kerusch 8+4reb+1ast, S.Fuelle 7+3reb
Koeln Rh.Stars: R.Williams 14+4reb+3ast, R.Christen 11+2reb, A.King 9+9reb+1ast, J.Hewitt 8+1reb+2ast, C.Eversley 5+4reb+1ast, L.Baeck 5
gschID: 543516


Kirchheim - Heidelberg 71-64

Kirchheim beat Heidelberg to open win count. Kirchheim Knights players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Carrington Love (186-94, college: Green Bay) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. His fellow American import forward Jonathon Williams (198-90, college: Wagner) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. Center Phillipp Heyden (206-88) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Vance Hall (193-91, college: Bellarmine) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: T.Koch 13+5reb+3ast, J.Williams 13+5reb+5ast, A.Kronhardt 12+5reb+3ast, S.Hinrichs 12+5reb+4ast, C.Love 11+5reb+11ast, J.Maier 8+5reb
Heidelberg: P.Heyden 15+6reb+3ast, A.Kuppe 14+4reb+3ast, V.Hall 13+8reb+1ast, D.White 9+5reb+4ast, H.Kovacevic 7+3reb+8ast, B.Thompson 5
gschID: 543519





Matt Reid (Artland Dragons) I Would Like To Play 2 More Years And Then Go Into Coaching - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Matthew Reid (185-PG-84, college: Cameron, agency: Octagon Europe) is a 33 year old 185cm guard that hast he German/American citizenship that completed his tenth professional season and first with the Artland Dragons. He started his career with Cerritos JC (NJCAA) and then played two seasons with Cameron (NCAA2) and as a senior played 26 games averaging 20.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.3apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3TP: 36.0%, FT: 81.0%. He turned professional in 2007 and played for the Schwelmer Baskets (Germany-Regionalliga).He then played two seasons with Saarlouis before moving to SC Rasta Vechta where he played from 2010-2012. He then gained further experience with RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-ProB) and Herten (Pro B). He returned back to SC Rasta Vechta in 2014 where he played two more seasons before moving to Artland this season. He spoke to eurobasket after being ousted from the playoffs by Wurzburg.

Matt thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. The season has come to an end for you and the Artland Dragons. After finishing second in the Pro B north division behind Lok Bernau, how disappointing is it bowing out in the first round to Wurzburg?

It's always disappointing for the season to end without winning the championship for any team but I am proud how my teammates worked hard all season and battled through injuries and adversity and was able to achieve 2nd place in the north this season.


After winning game one, the Artland Dragons lost game 2 and game 3 ending their season. You said a few months ago in an interview to me that confidence is always good, but too much can be deadly. Do you feel like you had too much confidence as a team heading into game 2?

Too much Confidence was not the problem why we lost game 2, we had a hard working week in practice and was totally focused on winning game 2 in Wurzburg.


You scored only seven points and had 9 assists and shot 1/5 from outside in the first two games. Do you feel like you let the team down a bit in game 2 not being aggressive enough?

I think me being in early foul trouble let my team down in Game 2 but me not being aggressive enough offensively was not a deciding factor for the lost, I was in foul trouble the whole game and 4 fouls in the 18th minute of me being on the court and recieved my 5th foul with 8 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. I thought I did well with not forcing plays and reading the defense well in the series. It was a 5 point game game with 7 minutes to go in the 4th but we had a 3 minute stretch where we struggled to execute in our offense and got outrebounded by 20 as a team and that in my opinion I think was the deciding factor to the game 2 lost.


The Artland Dragons were pretty much 50/50 with close games this season, but when it counted most couldn't grind out a do or die game three at home. What do you feel was key for not winning that game at home?

Wurzburg did a great job as for adjusting in game 2 and 3 and really focused on taking advantage of us missing our 6'10 starting center who was a big factor to our defense around the basket and helping us tremendously on the glass with rebounding. The keys to our game 3 lost came down to rebounding and us not being able to make shots. We had a great night with playing team basketball and ended up with 22 assists and forced 20 Wurzburg turnovers but we was outrebounded by 17 and shot a low percentage from the field as a team. When you are getting beat on the glass for an average of 17 and struggle to make shots its hard for any team to win a playoff series.


American Marcellus Barksdale was a one man wrecking crew. Why was it so difficult keeping him in check for the series as he scored 43 points in game one and 23 points in game three?

He did great job as for taking what the defense was giving to him and converting on the offensive end when his team needed him to. We played zone defense in game 1 the whole game and he was able to catch fire beyond the arc and in game 3 he took advantage of us pressuring him to score off the dribble and us relying on our help defense too much.


You said back in February that the Artland Dragons hadn't peaked yet. Do you feel as if the team ever reached it's full potential this season?

I believe we peaked 8 games before regular season schedule was over, our 6'10 starting center left the team after the deadline and we was forced to play without him for the remainder of the season. And even after we knew it would not be easy to win the championship without our main rebounder and defensive presence under the basket, but instead of quitting we all stuck together and did not give up and fought hard to finish the season out strong and get the number 2 seed going into playoffs. We could have given up but we had the character and heart to still go for our team goal we had before the season started and at that moment i knew we had peaked and reached our full potential.

Was your 19 point five assist game a tiny consolation for losing game three that you ended the season solid with your game, or will this game three loss eat at you for a while?

If I would have had 0 points and 10 assist with the win would be more satisfying on my side and yes losing first round in playoffs never is a great memory that will sit with me well but I am sure this is not the end for the Artland Dragons and I know the city of Quakenbruck will one day make its way back to the easycredit BBL.


How would you wrap up the Artland Dragons season. Could one say that they underachieved?


Compared to the 2015-2016 Artland Dragons season we had a great season in my opinion as for we ended with 2nd place in the north and when going from 6th place to 2nd place in one season is definetly a great step in the right direction of where managment and the city of Quakenbruck want to be in the future.


The Artland Dragons had many very solid performers, but if you had to pick one player who in your eyes improved the most form August to April, who would you pick?

Greg Graves in my eyes improved a lot, he came directly from college and had to adjust from college basketball to professional basketball in Germany and still be very efficient on the court at the same time.

What was your favorite team memory of the 2016-2017 Artland Dragons season?

I would say our win in Rostock was the best memory, being down by 26 points at halftime and then fighting back to win the game with a buzzer -beater in the end.


In our last interview in February you stated to me that you wanted to 'make sure I lessen my turnovers and make sure I keep up the energy on the defensive end of the floor. As a point guard on such a great individually talented team It's my job to organize the game to get our bigs involved early and the ball to our shooters as well and if needed I'm able to create and score'. Were you content how you closed out the last two months of the season?

Yes the last 2 months of the season was not easy for us as a team but I think I had a solid last two months with help leading our team to getting that number 2 seed for playoffs.


You finished the season averaging 11,2ppg, 5,6apg, 3,2rpg and 1,4apg. How content were you with your season and what grade would you give yourself?

I am not happy with the way season ended up for us as a team but I feel my numbers was solid but can and will be a lot better next season. My role was to be a point guard that got everyone involved and play with a lot of energy on defense and feel like I held my own in that category but at the end of the day we lost as a team we still did not win a championship so giving myself a grade is worthless right now.

You are 33 years old now. What is the next step for Matthew Reid? How many more years of professional ball do you have left at this level?

I would like to play 2 more years and then go into coaching afterwards. The Artland Dragons have a plan and goal to one day be back in the easycredit BBL and I would love to be a part of that plan in helping them reaching that goal. I live in the area of Quakenbruck and going anyplace else just would not make sense for me and my family.


How important is your defensive game at your age? Is playing good defense a sign for you that you may be getting older in numbers, but not in movement on the court?

I think defense is very important in anyone's game and I have been fortunate to learn from great coaches in my last 5 years in my career on the right way a point guard should play defense on a high level. My body feels great in this stage of my career and I am fortunate to still be able to give lots of energy on the defensive end of the floor.


What summer plans do you have? What place would you like to visit with your extended summer vacation that you have never been to before?

My family will come from USA in a week from now and will spend 8 weeks in Germany at my house and we will just be enjoying the great sights of Germany and then after taking a trip to Egypt with my Fiance for a week. In 4 weeks I will be doing my pre-season workouts to start preparing myself for next season as well, It should be a busy summer for me this year.


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


I think its the team being so stacked on the roster makes it very possible for him achieving that triple-double. The Warriors have so many top athletes and individual talented players that can score and that makes it possible for him to just be effective in that role without scoring.


Devin Booker lit up the Boston Celtics and was only the sixth player to ever have done that in the NBA. Did it surprise you that it was him and not someone else as there are other guys that come to mind that could probably have done it before the talented 20 year old?

That is definitely something you cannot look past, that was a great accomplishment on his part and him doing that just lets you know how far grown the NBA has come and at his age also great to achieve something like this. I was never surprised he did it because I saw him live in Vegas and I knew then he would do damage in the NBA.


Who will reach the NCAA Final 4 and win it all?

Being that all my picks did not make to the final four I am not really sure now, but after watching UNC play they have the best chance to advance and win it all.


UCLA has some very talented freshman with one being Lonzo Ball. That guy has put up amazing stats as a freshman. Is he the real deal? How much potential does he have in your eyes?

He is definitely the real deal and he is always Calm Cool and collective on the floor and does it all to rebounding passing and scoring in all diffrent ways on the floor. Hope the Lakers can make some moves to get him in a Lakers jersey this summer...lol.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Fences.


Thanks Matt for the chat.



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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.3 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.5 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos13.1 
 7. Fitzpatrick, AGOR12.8 
 8. Releford, Kolossos.12.7 
 9. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 10. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.4 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.8 
 4. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 5. Evans, Lavrio6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.6 
 7. Faye, Promitheas6.0 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.0 
 9. Vasilopoulos, Kolossos.5.8 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH5.8 
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, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.0 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.0 
 7. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 8. Hall, Kolossos HH3.8 
 9. Ukic, AEK Athens3.6 
 10. Releford, Kolossos.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 3. Hickey, Apollon .1.8 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 7. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 8. Barlow, Trikalla1.4 
 9. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Clanton, PAOK1.2 
 3. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.0 
 4. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 
 5. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 7. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 8. Kavvadas, Aris0.9 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.0.8 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.8 


Lavrio inks Trey Sumler, ex Boncourt - by Eurobasket News

GS Lavrio (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Trey Sumler (188-79kg-91, college: W.Carolina). HeBC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 8 games he had 13.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg this season.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Sumler was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in fourth round (64th overall).
The former Western Carolina University staris in his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sumler played in the final of SoCon Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Sumler has played also professionally in Denmark (Aalborg).

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Jarred Vanderbilt leads US Team to win over World squad in Nike Hoop Summit - by Eurobasket News

If recent history holds, a future No. 1 pick in the NBA draft took the floor in Friday's Nike Hoop Summit at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Kentucky-bound forward Jarred Vanderbilt (6'10''-F/C-99) made a case for himself in the United States Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team's 98-87 victory. The U.S. team consisted of the top American high school seniors, while the Men's World Select Team was made up of the best players from around the world who are 19 years old or younger. Vanderbilt led the way with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals. According to the event's official website, the last seven No. 1 overall NBA draft picks played in past Nike Hoop Summits, so there was likely plenty of future star power on the floor Friday. Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and John Wall are among the alumni. Missouri-bound forward Michael Porter Jr. (6'10''-SF-98) Jr. and Michigan State commit Jaren Jackson Jr. (7'0''-PF-99) Jr. did their best NBA All-Star impressions alongside Vanderbilt. The World team turned in a more balanced effort with six different players scoring in double figures. Kostja Mushidi (6'5''-G/F-98, agency: BeoBasket) finished with a team-high 14 points, but 23 turnovers and lackluster defense from his team as a whole spoiled the effort. The Americans were similarly sloppy with 22 turnovers, but their ability to get up and down the court and score easy baskets negated that. As is usually the case with All-Star-type contests at almost any level, there wasn't much lockdown defense early in the contest. The United States built a 25-20 advantage at the end of the first quarter thanks largely to its bench. It scored 20 of those 25 early points, five of which came from Vanderbilt. Zone or not, the World couldn't contain Vanderbilt or Jackson Jr. The twosome combined for 21 first-half points and helped spearhead a 17-7 run that gave the United States a 54-44 lead at intermission. The World team didn't go away in the third quarter thanks to timely outside shooting (Mushidi hit four threes in the game) and pulled within 73-67 heading into the final 10 minutes even though Sexton continued to slash through the lane with his explosive quickness. The World continued to make pushes and remained within striking distance, but it had few answers for the Americans on the other end. It couldn't string together stops for much of the fourth, which helped the United States keep it at arm's length. It pulled within four at 88-84 but never drew closer than that as the United States extended its lead to double digits again in the final two minutes and never looked back.
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Eredivisie Round 28: Zwolle loses to Leiden in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Eredivisie just ended.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. Their biggest opponent host Zwolle (20-8) lost to third ranked Leiden (19-9) 80-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Leiden looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Leiden have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-9 record having seven points less than leader Groningen. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost.
Den Bosch (#4) was upset in Den Bosch by eighth ranked Weert 93-80. The winners were led by American-French point guard Aleek Pauline (185-87, college: Norfolk St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and Jeroen van-Vugt supported him with 15 points and 6 assists. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Den Bosch. Weert maintains eighth position with 4-24 record. Den Bosch at the other side keeps the fourth place with 14 games lost.
Eredivisie top team - Groningen (26-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Rotterdam (12-16) 102-66. Chase Fieler fired 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Michael Kok produced 14 points and 4 assists for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Groningen have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-2 record. Rotterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 16 games lost.

In the last game of round 28 Leeuwarden won against Amsterdam on the opponent's court 80-70.

Groningen - Rotterdam 102-66

Eredivisie top team - Groningen (26-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Rotterdam (12-16) 102-66. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 38. Groningen forced 23 Rotterdam turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Rotterdam's players. American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) fired 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. Forward Michael Kok (190-91) produced 14 points and 4 assists and American guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Groningen have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-2 record. Rotterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 16 games lost.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: M.Kok 14+3reb+4ast, G.Mays 13+2reb, L.Steijn 10+2reb, J.Marshall 9+3reb+4ast, T.Theeuwkens 6+7reb+2ast, R.Krabbendam 5+5reb+2ast
Groningen: C.Fieler 25+9reb+2ast, D.Pasalic 12+6reb+4ast, J.Dourisseau 12+1reb+3ast, A.Slagter 12+2reb+5ast, L.Jeter 10+2reb+3ast, A.Smith 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 477763


Amsterdam - Leeuwarden 70-80

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Amsterdam (9-19) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Leeuwarden (8-20) 80-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 33-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international point guard Dexter Hope (185-93) fired 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) chipped in 17 points and 8 assists. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Dimeo Van-Der-Horst (197-91) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Moroccan forward Hicham Kherrazi (195-88) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Amsterdam's coach Patrick Faydherbe rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leeuwarden maintains seventh position with 8-20 record. Loser Amsterdam keeps the sixth place with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: D.Van Der Horst 18+5reb+2ast, S.de Randamie 11+2reb, H.Kherrazi 10+10reb+1ast, S.Mulder 9+1reb+1ast, A.Roye 8+1reb+5ast, J.Markusse 7+6reb+5ast
Leeuwarden: M.Lufile 18+5reb+2ast, J.Gregory 17+2reb+8ast, D.Hope 16+8reb+5ast, L.Peterson 14+2reb+3ast, T.Tonjann 6+3reb+1ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 5+13reb
gschID: 477762


Den Bosch - Weert 80-93

Den Bosch (#4) was upset in Den Bosch by eighth ranked Weert 93-80. The game was mostly controlled by Weert. Den Bosch was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Den Bosch was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American-French point guard Aleek Pauline (185-87, college: Norfolk St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and guard Jeroen van-Vugt (192-91) supported him with 15 points and 6 assists. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Den Bosch. The former international Kees Akerboom (200-83, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for lost side. Five Weert and four Den Bosch players scored in double figures. Weert maintains eighth position with 4-24 record. Den Bosch at the other side keeps the fourth place with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: C.Mitchell 17+10reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 15+6reb+2ast, R.Pagter Ralf 13+7reb+2ast, J.Watts 12+3reb+2ast, S.McWhorter 8+3reb+2ast, M.Bouwknecht 6+2reb+3ast
Weert: D.Rosenmuller 19+5reb+1ast, A.Pauline 19+14reb+3ast, J.van Vugt 15+4reb+6ast, R.Aarts 14+5reb, R.Van Ravensteijn 12+2reb+1ast, D.Halman 11+4reb+1ast
gschID: 477761


Zwolle - Leiden 73-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. Their biggest opponent host Zwolle (20-8) lost to third ranked Leiden (19-9) 80-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zwolle. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Leiden looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 21 points. Leiden have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-9 record having seven points less than leader Groningen. Zwolle at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: C.Vette 32+11reb, J.Yoho 21+2reb+2ast, J.Tiller 8+2reb+4ast, K.Hyland 6+4reb+1ast, O.Schaftenaar 6+6reb+1ast, F.Vos 0+1ast
Leiden: D.Draper 17+5reb+3ast, T.Koenis 16+12reb+3ast, J.Lee 14+1reb+4ast, M.Kherrazi 10+5reb+2ast, F.Versteegh 9+5reb+1ast, R.Jansen 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 477760





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

32-year old forward Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Den Bosch and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Leeuwarden (#7, 7-20) 96-83. Den Bosch maintains the 4th position in Dutch league. Den Bosch is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 14-13 record. In the team's last game Wessels had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Den Bosch, through which he has constantly improved. Wessels has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 8.1rpg) and averages solid 53.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of top-ranked Groningen. He is American forward in his second season at Groningen. In the last game Fieler recorded impressive 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he led Groningen to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Weert (#8, 3-24) 86-58. Of course Groningen still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 25-2 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Fieler is well-known at Groningen and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.0ppg (#8). He also registered 7.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Daviyon Draper (201-F-94, agency: Court Side) of Leiden (#3). Draper scored 23 points. He was a key player of Leiden, leading his team to a 73-68 win against the lower-ranked Amsterdam (#6, 9-18). Leiden needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 9 lost games. Draper has a great season in Holland. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.8ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Clayton Vette (202-C-88) of Zwolle - 24 points and 5 rebounds
5. Jordan Gregory (188-G-92) of Leeuwarden - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Charles Mitchell (203-F) of Den Bosch - 22 points and 11 rebounds
7. Justin Watts (196-G/F-90) of Den Bosch - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (211-C/F-90) of Leeuwarden - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jonathan Lee (188-PG-90) of Leiden - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-G/F-91) of Amsterdam - 21 points and 5 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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  HONG KONG  


Long Lions Stamp Class on Heat Anew, Enter ABL Finals - by Eurobasket News

With hopes of extending their semifinal series against the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions to a decider, the Saigon Heat gave it everything they could in Game 2 on Saturday, April 8, even after they had their life sucked out of them after a deflating Game 1 loss. But in the end, the Long Lions' talent outclassed the resilient Heat in Game 2, 86-79 at the CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh City to sweep the series and march to the championship round of the 2016-17 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season. After trailing by as much as eight points, the Long Lions flipped the switch in the second half, riding on the efforts of Tyler Lamb (196-G-91, college: Long Beach St.) and Josh Boone (208-F/C-84, college: Connecticut). Lamb poured nine of his 26 points (50 FG%) as the Long Lions took control. Boone tallied 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocks, helping his team dominate the interior. Marcus Elliott, despite shooting only 5-of-19 from the field, still finished with 18 points, 7 boards, and 6 dimes. 'It's a super tough game. We flew in this morning. It was tough. Everything came from our defense. They outscored us at the halftime, but we came back with the right attitude and effort. Luckily, some shots fell and we took a lead that was enough,' Long Lions head coach Eduard Torres said. Saigon wisely let Hong Kong play to the Heat's pace early, being deliberate and playing solid defense to not let the visitors gain rhythm. Moses Morgan (198-SF-92, college: CS Fullerton) carried the fight from the start, being more locked in on offense as he drained long range shot after long range shot. The Heat then took advantage of the time Lamb and Elliott were seated on the bench in the second quarter, building as high as an eight-point lead at 36-28 after David Arnold (188-SG, college: Mont.St.-Billings) racked up back to back triples. The Long Lions were able to respond immediately; after sending the starters back on the floor, Hong Kong tied the game at 41 apiece. Later, they opened the third frame with an 8-0 run to take the lead. The top-seeded side tightened up defensively too, holding the Heat down to just a single field goal for a span of seven minutes. Not long after, the game began to slip away, with the Heat's indecisiveness and turnovers leading to more breaks for Hong Kong. 'We just locked in, gave ourselves a little pep talk and that's what all it took,' Elliott said. The Long Lions maintained a double-digit cushion in the final quarter until the Heat tried to pull off one last try to save their season. Down by nine, 81-72 with only 2:20 remaining, Arnold hit a three while Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-C-89, college: Kansas St., agency: Babcock Sports) scored inside to cut the gap down to just 81-78. The Heat had a golden opportunity to score as Henriquez deflected a pass in the next possession, but Arnold's pass to Lenny Daniel in the ensuing play went too high. Elliott made Saigon pay on the other end after that miscue, converting on a driving lay-up which pushed Hong Kong to safety. 'We just had to weather the storm. Every team is going to have spurts to take the momentum but you can't take on that mentally, just have to weather it,' Elliott said. Daniel wrapped up his season top-scoring for the Heat with 22 points (9-of-13 FG). He added 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Arnold himself played the game of his life in spite of a loss, contributing 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting and 50% shooting from deep. Morgan had 17 points of his own including five triples. For the third straight year, the Heat exit the playoffs unable to book a win. 'They showed the difference between a winning team and a team that's trying to win. They made all the right plays at the right time and we are still too young. There were times we could have pulled closer but we let it slip away from us,' Daniel said. The Long Lions will host the first two games of the best-of-five ABL Finals against the Singapore Slingers beginning on Saturday, April 15.
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com



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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC20.4 
 3. Lilov, Szedeak19.6 
 4. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.5 
 5. Pacher, Vasas18.1 
 6. Frazier, Kaposvari17.9 
 7. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.4 
 8. Saddler, Jaszbere.17.3 
 9. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.9 
 10. Sejfic, PVSK P.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.0 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.7 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.5 
 4. Pacher, Vasas7.9 
 5. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.9 
 8. Watkins, Atomeromu7.6 
 9. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.4 
 10. Sulovic, Szedeak7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.0 
 3. Taylor, Vasas7.8 
 4. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.3 
 6. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 7. Govens, Falco KC6.0 
 8. Johnson, Sopron KC5.9 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.8 
 10. Hill Jr., Atomeromu5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.5 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.1 
 3. Smith, MAFC2.1 
 4. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 5. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.0 
 6. Pongo, KTE-Duna2.0 
 7. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 8. Frazier, Kaposvari1.8 
 9. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.8 
 10. Varadi, Falco KC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.1 
 2. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.9 
 4. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 5. Keller, Alba0.8 
 6. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Simms, Kaposvari0.7 
 9. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 10. Andric, Szolnok0.6 


Emanuel Ubilla's triple-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-PG-86, agency: Court Side) put on an amazing game in the last round for ZTE KK and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
He recorded a triple-double of 30 points adding also 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team beat Szolnok (18-10) 97-89. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. ZTE KK is placed at 4th position in Hungarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. ZTE KK will need more victories to improve their 18-10 record. In the team's last game Ubilla had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be ZTE KK's top player in his first season with the team. Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ubilla is in league's top in points (7th best: 17.4ppg) and averages solid 41.6% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Brandon Johnson (183-G-86, agency: BeoBasket) of Sopron KC. He is American guard in his first season at Sopron KC. In the last game Johnson recorded impressive 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Sopron KC cruised to a 78-71 relatively comfortable win over Kaposvari (16-11). The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Johnson is one of the most experienced players at Sopron KC and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ronnie Taylor (187-PG-81, agency: Octagon Europe) of Vasas (#13). Taylor showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, five rebounds and seventeen assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Taylor's great performance Vasas lost 87-90 to Atomeromu (#11, 11-17). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Vasas can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-23 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Taylor he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Taylor has individually a great season in Hungary. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.8apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nenad Sulovic (202-C-85) of Szedeak - 25 points and 5 rebounds
5. Julian Norfleet (188-G-91) of ZTE KK - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Falco KC - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. A.J. Pacher (208-F-92) of Vasas - 21 points and 12 rebounds
8. Marko Boltic (193-G-87) of Szedeak - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Luksa Andric (208-C-85) of Szolnok - 19 points and 6 rebounds
10. Benedek Varadi (195-G-95) of Falco KC - 18 points, 12 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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  ICELAND  

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Flenard WHITFIELD
  Skallagr.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 29.4
 1. Whitfield, Skallagr.29.4 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik28.2 
 3. Carberry, Thor T.27.7 
 4. Wright, Haukar27.1 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll23.4 
 6. Clinch, Grindavik21.7 
 7. Beamon, Thor AK20.9 
 8. Gunnarsson, Njard.20.0 
 9. Sigurdarson, IR19.9 
 10. Caird, Tindastoll18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.9 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.14.6 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.8 
 4. Hester, Tindastoll10.8 
 5. Hankins-Cole, IR10.5 
 6. Carberry, Thor T.10.4 
 7. Ermolinskij, KR9.4 
 8. Olafsson, Grindavik8.7 
 9. Wright, Haukar8.5 
 10. Saevarsson, Grind.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hordur VILHJALMSSON
  Kefla.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.8 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR6.7 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.2 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 5. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.3 
 6. Sigurdarson, IR5.1 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik4.9 
 8. Baeringsson, Stjar.4.9 
 9. Stefansson, KR4.7 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Petur BIRGISSON
  Tindastoll
  (185-G-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.7 
 2. Olafsson, Grindavik2.0 
 3. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.0 
 4. Barja, Haukar1.8 
 5. Stevens, Keflavik1.8 
 6. Alawoya, KR1.7 
 7. Thomas, Thor AK1.6 
 8. Wright, Haukar1.5 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik1.5 
 10. Bjornsson, Skallagr.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.7 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR2.0 
 3. Magnusson, Haukar1.3 
 4. Whitfield, Skallagr.1.3 
 5. Saevarsson, Grind.1.2 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll1.2 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.1.2 
 8. Stevens, Keflavik1.1 
 9. Stefansson, Haukar1.0 
 10. Jonsson, Thor Thorl0.9 



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  INDONESIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gary JACOBS
  NSH G.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Jacobs, NSH G.27.9 
 2. Williams, Aspac27.3 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.26.4 
 4. Corbin, Bima P.24.9 
 5. Crump, Satya W.24.3 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya22.6 
 7. Loiselle, Pacific .22.4 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .21.6 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah21.2 
 10. Ware, Garuda16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nate BARFIELD
  NSH G.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Barfield, NSH G.14.4 
 2. Maxey, Satya W.13.9 
 3. Loiselle, Pacific .13.4 
 4. Brand, JNE B.13.2 
 5. White, Pelita Jaya13.1 
 6. Henderson-N., Aspac11.1 
 7. Smith, Hang Tuah10.7 
 8. McKinney, CLS K.10.6 
 9. Gunawan, Garuda9.8 
 10. Ware, Garuda9.0 
Assists Per Game
 David SEAGERS
  Pacific .
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Seagers, Pacific .6.1 
 2. Wuysang, CLS K.5.7 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.5.5 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah5.2 
 5. Williams, Aspac4.9 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .4.9 
 7. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.5 
 8. Hardianus, Satria M.4.3 
 9. Purwanto, Hang T.4.3 
 10. Grays, Pelita Jaya4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Corbin, Bima P.2.9 
 2. Seagers, Pacific .2.4 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.4 
 4. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.1 
 5. Jewell, Satria Muda2.0 
 6. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.1.9 
 8. Barfield, NSH G.1.8 
 9. Joni, Hang Tuah1.6 
 10. Dhyaksa, Aspac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Maxey, Satya W.4.9 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.5 
 3. Ware, Garuda2.0 
 4. Loiselle, Pacific .1.5 
 5. Sitepu, Satria M.1.2 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya1.1 
 7. Seagers, Pacific .0.9 
 8. Nugroho, CLS K.0.9 
 9. Smith, Satria Muda0.8 
 10. Jacobs, NSH G.0.8 


IBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Aspac reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Pacific Caesar - Aspac 77-108

Aspac coasted past Pacific Caesar to sweep the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Aspac. Pacific Caesar managed to win fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aspac dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Pacific Caesar's 34. They outrebounded Pacific Caesar 51-36 including 38 on the defensive glass. Aspac looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American point guard Dom Williams (180, college: Cent.Washington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 10 assists. The former international Pringgo Regowo (190-87) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) replied with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) added 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Pacific Caesar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 24+6reb+4ast, D.Seagers 24+8reb+6ast, O.Arista 8+2reb, N.Saputra 4+3reb+1ast, D.Heryadi 4+4reb+1ast, R.Yuwana 3+2reb
Aspac: D.Williams 33+5reb+10ast, P.Regowo 20+7reb+1ast, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 19+3reb+4ast, R.Shariputra 8+6reb+2ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 7+5reb+1ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 7+5reb
gschID: 542972


Garuda - CLS Knights 63-78

CLS Knights topped Garuda to even the series at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by CLS Knights. Garuda was better in fourth quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Garuda 34-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. American forward Duke Crews (203-88, college: Bowie St.) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists during the contest. American center Chris Ware (203-89, college: Indiana Tech) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Sherrard Brantley (188-90, college: Georgia) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Garuda: C.Ware 21+6reb, S.Brantley 14+2reb+3ast, S.Harun Nurman 8+1reb+1ast, D.Pratama 5+1reb+1ast, L.Gunawan 4+3reb, W.Wijaya 3+4reb+5ast
CLS Knights: A.Smith 24+3reb+4ast, D.Crews 20+14reb+1ast, M.Wuysang 12+4reb+4ast, B.Risky Ardiansyah 6+2reb+1ast, K.Ramot Ramot Gemilang 4+3reb, F.Nugroho 4+2reb
gschID: 542971





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  ISRAEL  


Brandon Triche signs at Bnei Hertzeliyya - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) landed 26-year old American guard Brandon Triche (193-95kg-91, college: Syracuse). He played recently at Salt Lake City Stars (D-League) in the U.S. In 13 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2apg this season. Triche also played earlier that season for another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 35 games he had 6.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Triche won Italian LNP Gold championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Triche has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Roma Virtus and Dolomiti Energia Trento.
He attended Syracuse University until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.6 
 2. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.3 
 3. Bagnoli, Cassino19.9 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .19.3 
 5. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 6. Boffelli, Scauri18.1 
 7. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.1 
 8. Zampolli, Matera18.0 
 9. Grilli, Barcellona17.7 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino10.8 
 2. Ravazzini, Matera10.6 
 3. Bozzetto, Crema10.4 
 4. Toscano, Bottegone10.3 
 5. Zanotti, Monteroni10.2 
 6. Chiacig, Taranto10.1 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.2 
 8. Papa, Teramo9.1 
 9. Arrigoni, Omegna9.1 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.3 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 4. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 5. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.3 
 7. Rivali, Montegrano5.0 
 8. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 9. Bottioni, Campli4.9 
 10. Centanni, Volpino .4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.6 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.3 
 3. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.3 
 4. Demartini, Vicenza2.3 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.1 
 6. Ricci, Giulianova2.0 
 7. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
 8. Toscano, Bottegone1.9 
 9. Busco, Patti1.9 
 10. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Corral, Omegna1.4 
 2. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 3. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 4. Laguzzi, Sestu1.0 
 5. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 6. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 7. Mastroianni, Napoli C.0.9 
 8. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 
 9. Chiacig, Taranto0.9 
 10. Bozzetto, Crema0.8 



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  JAPAN  


Al Ittihad tabs Joshua Dollard, ex Shinshu BW !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Defending champion Al Ittihad Jeddah (SBL) inked 31-year old American forward Joshua Dollard (203-107kg-86, college: Auburn). He played recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese B League D2. In 7 games he averaged 13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg this season. Dollard also played earlier that season for Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in only one game he had very impressive stats: 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Dominican Rep. District National League in 2013. Dollard received also USBasket.com All-PBL Forward of the Year award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Dollard has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Dollard has played previously professionally also in Canada, Colombia (Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro), Finland (UU Korihait), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Philippines (Barako Bull and Rain or Shine), Switzerland, Turkey (Darussafaka), South Korea (LG Sakers), Czech Republic (BK Usti nad Labem) and Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo and Bameso).
He attended Auburn University until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JORDAN  


Garland Judkins (ex Orthodox) is a newcomer at Los Mochis - by Eurobasket News

Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Garland Judkins (196-88kg-89, college: Texas A&M-CC). He just played at Orthodox in Jordanian Premier League.
In 2013 (two years after he left the college) Judkins was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in sixth round (100th overall).
The former Texas A&M - Corpus Christi standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Judkins won Eurobasket Summer League Las Vegas (2nd session) in 2013.
He has played also professionally in D-League (Iowa Energy).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 2. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.3 
 3. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 4. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.4 
 5. Veseli, Peja16.8 
 6. Zekiqi, Trepca16.2 
 7. Matoshi, Vellaznimi15.5 
 8. Wise, Trepca15.0 
 9. Grosha, Ylli14.2 
 10. Gashi, Rahoveci13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
 3. Locke, Bashkimi7.1 
 4. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
 5. Grosha, Ylli6.5 
 6. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
 7. Qallaku, Vellaznimi6.0 
 8. Veseli, Peja6.0 
 9. Shala, Kerasan5.5 
 10. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Fisnik JUNIKU
  Vellaznimi
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 2. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 3. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 4. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
 5. Mekaj, Peja4.1 
 6. Scott, Trepca4.0 
 7. Hinds, Sigal P.3.4 
 8. Hajrizi, Sigal P.3.1 
 9. Dahlman, Peja2.8 
 10. Tmusic, Bashkimi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Altin MORINA
  Ylli
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 2. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.8 
 3. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.7 
 5. Hinds, Sigal P.1.5 
 6. Wise, Trepca1.4 
 7. Reed, Peja1.3 
 8. Qallaku, Vellaznimi1.3 
 9. Tahiri, Bashkimi1.3 
 10. Tmusic, Bashkimi1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dardan KAPITI
  Kerasan
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
 4. Reed, Peja0.8 
 5. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
 6. Matoshi, Vellaznimi0.5 
 7. Morina, Ylli0.5 
 8. Grosha, Ylli0.5 
 9. Veseli, Peja0.5 
 10. Zekiqi, Trepca0.5 


SuperLeague Round 25: Trepca edges Rahoveci by two points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in SuperLeague is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

Sixth-ranked Rahoveci (9-14) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Trepca (17-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Mitrovice managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rahoveci. Trepca forced 23 Rahoveci turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Rahoveci helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Power forward Besnik Azemi (200-89) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds. American center Ronald Farmer-Blanchard (208-91, college: Wash.Adventist) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for lost side. Trepca maintains fourth place with 17-8 record. Newly promoted Rahoveci keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bashkimi in Prizren in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rahoveci will play on the road against Peja (#3) in Peje and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Prishtina. First ranked Sigal Prishtina faced 3rd placed Peja. Host Sigal Prishtina (20-3) defeated guests from Peje (17-4) 79-73. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Nenad Delic contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Peja. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Peja at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sigal Prishtina will play against Xhebrailat (#5) in Therande in the next round. Peja will play at home against Rahoveci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Sigal Prishtina delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-23) 117-58. Mike Moser stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Beqe Kovaqi responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Sigal Prishtina. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vellaznimi lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. Sigal Prishtina will meet Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against Kerasan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Prishtina supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Peja (17-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Kerasan (1-24). Peja smashed Kerasan 105-62. Leonard Mekaj nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Peja maintains third place with 17-4 record having five points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan lost their sixth game in a row. They stay dead last with 24 lost games. Peja's next round opponent will be Rahoveci (#6) at home. Kerasan will play against Vellaznimi in Gjakove and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 25 Ylli was defeated by Bashkimi in Prizren 98-91.

Rahoveci - Trepca 76-78

Sixth-ranked Rahoveci (9-14) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Trepca (17-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Mitrovice managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rahoveci. Trepca forced 23 Rahoveci turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Rahoveci helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Power forward Besnik Azemi (200-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. American center Ronald Farmer-Blanchard (208-91, college: Wash.Adventist) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and forward Artin Gashi (203-93) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Rahoveci players scored in double figures. Trepca maintains fourth place with 17-8 record. Newly promoted Rahoveci keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bashkimi in Prizren in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rahoveci will play on the road against Peja (#3) in Peje and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Rahoveci: R.Farmer-Blanchard 19+15reb+2ast, R.Bellinger 14+3reb+1ast, A.Gashi 13+9reb+2ast, A.Berisha 13+3reb+1ast, T.Deihl 8+4reb+4ast, V.Bunjaku 4+6reb+1ast
Trepca: M.Scott 24+10reb+6ast, S.Zekiqi 22+5reb+1ast, B.Azemi 17+11reb+3ast, A.Selmani 8+6reb+2ast, V.Haxhiu 7+3reb+3ast, A. Rashiti 0
gschID: 530104


Sigal Prishtina - Vellaznimi 117-58

Leader Sigal Prishtina delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-23) 117-58. The game without a history. Sigal Prishtina led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vellaznimi to just 6 points in first quarter. Sigal Prishtina dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vellaznimi's 32. They outrebounded Vellaznimi 36-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sigal Prishtina looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Vellaznimi's players. American forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Granit Rugova (198-85, college: Trinity Valley CC) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Sigal Prishtina players scored in double figures. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Beqe Kovaqi (196-94) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Musab Mala (185-96) scored 19 points. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Sigal Prishtina. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vellaznimi lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. Sigal Prishtina will meet Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against Kerasan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vellaznimi: B.Kovaqi 22+7reb, M.Mala 19+3reb+1ast, A.Koshi 9+5reb+1ast, D.Rraci 4+2reb+1ast, A.Kreshnik 4+5reb, D.Domi 0+1ast
Sigal Prishtina: G.Rugova 18+2reb+7ast, M.Moser 18+10reb+1ast, F.Edwin 15+4reb+2ast, M.Janjeva 13+4reb+3ast, J.Hinds 11+2reb+3ast, F.Rugova 11+10reb+5ast
gschID: 530102


Bashkimi - Ylli 98-91

There was no surprise in Prizren where 5th ranked Xhebrailat (10-14) was defeated by second ranked Bashkimi (18-4) 98-91. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 28-22. But Xhebrailat won second period 27-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bashkimi won last quarter 27-21. Bashkimi outrebounded Xhebrailat 43-31 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and the former international center Gazmend Sinani (206-91) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds. Bashkimi's coach Dragan Radovic used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Kevin Brown (190-92, college: New Orleans) came up with 41 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and the other American import Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) added 25 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for Xhebrailat in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bashkimi. They maintain second place with 18-4 record having just three points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Xhebrailat lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 14 games lost. Bashkimi's next round opponent will be Trepca (#4) in Mitrovice. Xhebrailat will play at home against the league's leader Sigal Prishtina and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ylli: K.Brown 41+6reb+3ast, T.Anderson 25+7reb+10ast, E.Grosha 17+3reb, U.Karanezi 5+8reb+2ast, G. Arifaj 3+3reb+2ast, A.Hajdari 0
Bashkimi: M.Popovic 21+4reb+4ast, J.Black 20+7reb+4ast, G.Sinani 16+12reb+2ast, K.Locke 9+8reb+1ast, T.Soyebo 8+3reb+5ast, M.Tmusic 8+3reb+5ast
gschID: 530103


Kerasan - Peja 62-105

The game in Prishtina supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Peja (17-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Kerasan (1-24). Peja smashed Kerasan 105-62. The game without a history. Peja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Peja outrebounded Kerasan 49-28 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Kerasan's players. International point guard Leonard Mekaj (182-95) nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and guard Arian Qallaku (195-92) accounted for 17 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Alban Latifaj (185-91) came up with 20 points and power forward Dardan Kapiti (204-0) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Kerasan in the defeat. Five Peja and four Kerasan players scored in double figures. Peja maintains third place with 17-4 record having five points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan lost their sixth game in a row. They stay dead last with 24 lost games. Peja's next round opponent will be Rahoveci (#6) at home. Kerasan will play against Vellaznimi in Gjakove and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kerasan: A.Latifaj 20+3reb, D.Kapiti 11+6reb+2ast, M.Jakupi 11+6reb, R.Ahmeti 11+4reb+1ast, I.Hasani 4+3reb+3ast, G.Shala 3+5reb+1ast
Peja: L.Mekaj 28+4reb+10ast, A.Hajdari 21+3reb+4ast, A.Qallaku 17+15reb+2ast, B.Matoshi 16+10reb+2ast, S.Miljanic 12+5reb+3ast, M.Muric 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 530101


Sigal Prishtina - Peja 79-73

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Prishtina. First ranked Sigal Prishtina faced 3rd placed Peja. Host Sigal Prishtina (20-3) defeated guests from Peje (17-4) 79-73. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-14 Peja's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 79-73 at the end of the game. Sigal Prishtina dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Peja's 26. Sigal Prishtina forced 19 Peja turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Noah Dahlman (201-89, college: Wofford) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Peja. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Peja at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sigal Prishtina will play against Xhebrailat (#5) in Therande in the next round. Peja will play at home against Rahoveci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Peja: A.Veseli 22+8reb+4ast, R.Abramovic 15+2reb+2ast, N.Dahlman 14+11reb+2ast, A.Qallaku 8+1reb, M.Ahmetbasic 7+2reb+4ast, S.Miljanic 3+6reb+1ast
Sigal Prishtina: D.Hajrizi 25+5reb+5ast, N.Delic 25+8reb+1ast, M.Moser 12+9reb+5ast, F.Rugova 6+5reb+1ast, W.Kemp 5+4reb+6ast, F.Edwin 2+1reb
gschID: 542842





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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.8 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.1 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.15.0 
 4. Blums, VEF Riga14.9 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.6 
 6. Ausejs, Liepaja/.13.8 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera13.6 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.6 
 9. Jogela, Barons Riga13.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga9.5 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.1 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.6 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.3 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.2 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.9 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.9 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.3 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.5 
 9. Birkans, LU4.4 
 10. Richard, VEF Riga4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.3 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga1.6 
 5. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Larson, Barons Riga1.5 
 7. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.5 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.4 
 10. Mitchell, Valmiera1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.1 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.1 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.1.0 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 5. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 6. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 7. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.7 


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Barrett, Madona26.7 
 2. Miezis, Kekava24.1 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 4. Ginters, RSU22.2 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava21.3 
 6. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.17.9 
 7. Saknitis, Kekava17.5 
 8. Skute, Madona17.2 
 9. Bets, Ogre/Kum.16.8 
 10. Zotovs, VEF skola16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Barrett, Madona12.2 
 2. Minajevs, LU/BS R.11.5 
 3. Dubults, ViA11.2 
 4. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.7 
 5. Cavars, Kekava10.6 
 6. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki10.0 
 7. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 8. Metnieks, Marupe8.8 
 9. Adins, Turiba8.8 
 10. Sapovalovs, RSU8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars BUIKIS
  Saldus
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Buikis, Saldus7.9 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava7.0 
 3. Endzels, Turiba7.0 
 4. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 5. Kalnins, Valmier.5.7 
 6. Kohanovs, ViA5.6 
 7. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 8. Osins, Limbazi5.3 
 9. Zotovs, VEF skola5.2 
 10. Pabrieza, Livani4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Aivars DAMBIS
  BJBS R.
  (183-G-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dambis, BJBS R.3.3 
 2. Miezis, Kekava3.1 
 3. Mikulskiy, VeA2.7 
 4. Zotovs, VEF skola2.6 
 5. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 6. Bikovs, RTU2.5 
 7. Barrett, Madona2.5 
 8. Justovics, Jelgava2.3 
 9. Brants, Madona2.3 
 10. Osins, Limbazi2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Skute, Madona1.3 
 3. Engers, ViA1.3 
 4. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.1 
 6. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 7. Vikentsyeu, VeA1.0 
 8. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 9. Hudins, VEF skola0.9 
 10. Viksna, Livani0.9 


LBL2 Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. ViA and Jelgava complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

ViA - Ogre/Kumho Tyre 81-47

ViA cruised past Ogre to seal their semifinal appearance. The game without a history. ViA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ogre/Kumho Tyre to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Ogre/Kumho Tyre 46-33 including 35 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for guard Toms Kohanovs (191-96) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Oto Grinbergs (195-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four ViA players scored in double figures. ViA's coach Roberts Zeile felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Sandris Jekabsons (200-81) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and forward Madars Kokins (196-97) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ogre/Kumho Tyre.
Top scorers:
ViA: T.Kohanovs 17+6reb+5ast, J.Engers 14+4reb+4ast, M.Riekstins 12+3reb, O.Grinbergs 12+11reb+4ast, E.Ivanovs 7+2reb+2ast, V.Veveris 6+3reb+2ast
Ogre/Kumho Tyre: S.Jekabsons 15+6reb+1ast, M.Kokins 13+5reb, D.Atelbauers 9+5reb+2ast, A.Indrikovs 5+7reb+2ast, R.Pabrieza 4+2reb+4ast, S.Bets 1+5reb+3ast
gschID: 543737


Jelgava - Livani 82-76

Jelgava clinched the semifinal birth as they topped Livani. Livani trailed by 14 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 30-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Livani helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Gatis Justovics (184-87) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Andris Justovics (200-89) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Forward Aigars Strelis (200-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and guard Matiss Caune (186-93) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Livani. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: A.Justovics 21+7reb, K.Krumins 19+2reb+3ast, G.Justovics 17+8reb+5ast, E.Krumins 11+10reb+5ast, R.Elksnis 4+4reb+1ast, J.Berzins 4+2reb
Livani: A.Strelis 27+11reb, M.Caune 16+7reb+2ast, E.Viksna 14+6reb, M.Bremze 7+2reb+6ast, M.Malnieks 6+3reb+1ast, R.Klims 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 543736





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  LEBANON  


Pepsi LBL Round 5 (Second Stage): Al Moutahed beats Tadamon by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Pepsi LBL.

Third-ranked Tadamon (9-14) was very close to win a game against second ranked Al Moutahed (13-10) in Tripoli on Thursday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 102-101. However their fans expected easier game. Al Moutahed made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) saved the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). His fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) contributed with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for Tadamon. Al Moutahed maintains second place in LBL with 13-10 record having four points less than leader Al Riyadi. Tadamon at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tadamon will play at home against Champville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Byblos (16-7) against fourth ranked Sagesse (7-16) on Friday night. Host Byblos were defeated by Sagesse in a tough game in Byblos 63-72. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners and Mohammed Ibrahim chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Sagesse maintains fourth place in LBL with 7-16 record. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Sagesse will play against higher ranked Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Byblos will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Homenetmen (22-1) which hosted in Beirut 3rd placed Louaize (11-12). First ranked Homenetmen had an easy win 98-77. Fadi El-Khatib nailed 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Travis McKie came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds for Louaize in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Homenetmen maintains first place in LBL with 22-1 record. Loser Louaize keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Homenetmen will meet league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Al Riyadi (17-6) which hosted in Beirut 4th placed Champville (9-14). First ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 93-76. The best player for the winners was Edgar Sosa who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion maintains first place in LBL with 17-6 record. Champville at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive performance of 5th round was 27 points by Amir Saoud of Al Riyadi.

Group A
Homenetmen - Louaize 98-77

An interesting game for Homenetmen (22-1) which hosted in Beirut 3rd placed Louaize (11-12). First ranked Homenetmen had an easy win 98-77. The game without a history. Homenetmen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Homenetmen outrebounded Louaize 48-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) nailed 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and international center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) accounted for 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Homenetmen players scored in double figures. American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) added 20 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Louaize in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Homenetmen maintains first place in LBL with 22-1 record. Loser Louaize keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Homenetmen will meet league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 31+5reb+5ast, D.Jackson 15+4reb+3ast, A.Majok 15+11reb+2ast, S.Ketenjian 11+6reb+5ast, E.Chamoun 11+4reb+1ast, K.Mechref 8+3reb+5ast
Louaize: T.McKie 26+7reb+1ast, G.Johnson 20+11reb+3ast, E.Stephan 19+4reb+4ast, J.Bitar 6+5reb+1ast, W.Lewis 2+1reb, J.Salem 2
gschID: 543087


Byblos - Sagesse 63-72

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Byblos (16-7) against fourth ranked Sagesse (7-16) on Friday night. Host Byblos were defeated by Sagesse in a tough game in Byblos 63-72. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Byblos won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Mohammed Ibrahim (196-83) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sagesse maintains fourth place in LBL with 7-16 record. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Sagesse will play against higher ranked Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Byblos will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: M.Efevberha 33+12reb+3ast, C.Godfrey 14+9reb, B.Ammoury 11+8reb+1ast, M.Ibrahim 8+6reb+11ast, S.Khoury 6+3reb, K.Adeleke 0
Byblos: J.Youngblood 16+9reb+3ast, A.Traore 15+12reb+1ast, C.Tucker 12+5reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 8+2reb, O.El Turk 6+1ast, R.Akl 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543088


Group B
Al Riyadi - Champville 93-76

An interesting game for Al Riyadi (17-6) which hosted in Beirut 4th placed Champville (9-14). First ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 93-76. The game was mostly controlled by Al Riyadi. Champville was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Champville to just 6 points in first quarter. Al Riyadi shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. American swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) added 22 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Defending champion maintains first place in LBL with 17-6 record. Champville at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Saoud 27+1reb+3ast, E.Sosa 20+7reb+5ast, B.Cvetkovic 18+7reb+4ast, A.Aminu 15+16reb+1ast, J.Abdel Nour 13+7reb+2ast, J.Aawar 0
Champville: B.Thomas 23+8reb+4ast, P.Rembert 22+4ast, A.Farhat 13+4reb+6ast, M.Cummings 6+7reb+1ast, D.Faris 4+6reb+1ast, J.Assi 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 543090


Moutahed - Tadamon 102-101

Third-ranked Tadamon (9-14) was very close to win a game against second ranked Al Moutahed (13-10) in Tripoli on Thursday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 102-101. However their fans expected easier game. Al Moutahed made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) saved the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). His fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) added 26 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tadamon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Moutahed maintains second place in LBL with 13-10 record having four points less than leader Al Riyadi. Tadamon at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tadamon will play at home against Champville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: D.Spencer 33+8reb+6ast, C.Melvin 21+10reb+1ast, R.Curry 16+1ast, E.Rustom 10+1reb+2ast, T.Makluf 7+2reb, O.El Ayoubi 7+4reb+2ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 26+7reb+3ast, C.Pigram 23+3reb+6ast, R.Fahed 20+3reb+2ast, M.Ilic 20+14reb+5ast, J.Khalil 8+4reb+7ast, G.Hadidian 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543089





Al Riyadi lands Orlando Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) tabbed 28-year old American swingman Orlando Johnson (196-99kg-89, college: UCSB). He played recently at Austin Spurs (D-League) in the U.S. In 13 games he averaged impressive 17.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg this season. Johnson also played earlier that season for Unics Kazan in Russian league where in 15 D-League games he had 7.6ppg and 2.2rpg. He also played 8 games in D-League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
In 2012 Johnson was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He attended Univ. of California-Santa Barbara and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Johnson's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016. He was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2016.
Johnson represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 86.7%.
Johnson is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Johnson has played previously professionally in Philippines (B.Ginebra), Spain, NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers), Italy (Enel Brindisi) and China (Guangxi).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Interview with Orlando Johnson - newcomer in Al Riyadi! - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com had a chance to chat with Orlando Johnson (196-G/F-89, college: UCSB), new player of Al Riyadi club. A versatile swingman, ex-NBA and Euroleague player talks about his career and new goals in the upcoming months.

Orlando, thanks for sitting with us. You have started this season with Unics Kazan, on of the best European clubs. You played solid in Euroleague, including 16 points against great Fenerbahce. Your numbers were even better in VTB League. What went wrong there?

Nothing went wrong in Kazan it was an opportunity for me to get my feet wet in Europe/Euroleague. Also get my name out there as a player who could play over here and be a big contributor. I wanted to use this experience as a stepping stool in my career I loved my time in Russia especially with my team the good and bad. Hopefully one day I can return.

Then you joined Austin Spurs in D-League. I guess you wanted to get back to the NBA. Was there any chance to get back to the NBA?

I did want to get back to the NBA that's always the goal it didn't happen this year but I always want to try and play against the best of the best. I was happy with the decision to test it out again.

And now you are in Lebanon? How it happened? There were still some top European leagues where you could find your spot.

I feel at this point in my career I want to go where I'm wanted and Al Riyadi showed significant interest and that's where I want to be, where the love is!

Al Riyadi, one of the most sucessful clubs in Middle-East. What are your expectations of your new club?

Coming to one of the top teams in the Middle East first off is an honor and blessing that they chose me and second I want to go all the way I want to come home a champion!

You are still not old player, what are your goals for the upcoming seasons? Going back to the NBA? Establish your position in top European clubs?

Not old at all definitely feel as YOUNG as ever! This upcoming season is all about going where I am wanted and needed whether that's the NBA or overseas. I'm trying to be a piece of a winning culture.

You have played few different leagues outside the USA. How do you see the differences? In and off the court?

I think more so the style of the games are different from the NBA to Europe to Asia. Each one of the continents have plenty of talent it's just a preferred style that each country uses. Almost everywhere I have played I have enjoyed very easy going and open to new things!

You grew up in CA, went to Loyola Marymount and UCSB. Was basketball your no1 sport since day one?

I grew up in Seaside, CA and growing up football was my main sport. Until I got to high school and I wanted to try the more challenging one which was basketball, because many people believed I wouldn't make it this far. So I chose the path less traveled and wanted to prove them wrong.

Now, few quick questions... your best game so far?

Best game so far when I had 50 over in the Philippines started off slow but then got hot and that's was a lot of fun!

Best player you played against?

Best player I played against would be Lebron James!

Best player you played with in one team?

Best player I played with would have to be Paul George!

Funniest fact from playing basketball overseas?

I think the funniest thing is from growing up over here in America not much is really that different over there, except the language barrier at times.

How would you describe yourself as a basketball player?

Myself as a player a good teammate first, combo guard who can make others better. Very strong and athletic and someone who does what it takes to win!

OK, that's it Orlando. Thanks again and good luck in new club!

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me.



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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.9 
 3. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes13.1 
 5. Sulskis, Juventus13.0 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.12.9 
 7. Korenyuk, Siauliai12.6 
 8. Diggs, Juventus12.6 
 9. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.3 
 10. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.2 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.8 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.6 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.3 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis6.2 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai6.0 
 8. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.6 
 9. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 10. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.3 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.7 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 4. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.3 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.8 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.3 
 8. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 9. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
 10. Fisher, Lietuvos.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mindaugas LUKAUSKIS
  Lietkabe.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.7 
 2. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.6 
 3. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 4. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 5. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 6. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 7. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.4 
 8. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
 9. Sirutavicius, Juven.1.3 
 10. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.3 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 5. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.9 
 6. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.9 
 7. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.0.9 
 8. Hartenstein, Zalgiris0.8 
 9. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 10. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Jonathan HUDSON
  Palanga
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 2. Vingelis, Rasai18.6 
 3. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.4 
 4. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.16.3 
 6. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 7. Beliavicius, Vytis15.3 
 8. Galeckas, Rasai15.1 
 9. Saulys, Suduva-M.15.0 
 10. Pukelis, Silute14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.0 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.1 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.5 
 4. Pukelis, Silute7.5 
 5. Jankaitis, Vytis7.1 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.0 
 7. Simonis, Palanga6.9 
 8. Raupys, Silute6.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.6.7 
 10. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.1 
 2. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.6.0 
 3. Sapiega, KTU6.0 
 4. Urbonas, Palanga5.4 
 5. Razutis, Telsiai5.2 
 6. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 7. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.4.8 
 8. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 9. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.5 
 10. Wanamaker, Silute4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Telsiai
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Razutis, Telsiai2.5 
 2. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 3. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Silute2.3 
 5. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 6. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.2 
 7. Normantas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Jonuska, Mazeikiai1.8 
 9. Mikalauskas, Mazei.1.8 
 10. Narusis, Ezerunas.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.0 
 2. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 3. Pukelis, Silute1.1 
 4. Udras, Suduva-M.0.9 
 5. Massalski, Perla.0.9 
 6. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.9 
 7. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.8 
 8. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.0.7 
 10. Ramasauskas, Nafta.0.7 



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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Franklin, Guasave29.6 
 2. Ammons, Navolato26.1 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis25.6 
 4. Yeager, Guasave24.8 
 5. Mitchell, Navolato24.7 
 6. Glover, Obregon22.4 
 7. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.4 
 8. Zamarco, Durango21.0 
 9. Tucker, Mazatlan19.7 
 10. Woods, Guaymas19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mychal AMMONS
  Navolato
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Ammons, Navolato12.4 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis12.0 
 3. Glover, Obregon11.3 
 4. Glaze, Culiacan10.7 
 5. Gibson, Tijuana10.2 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan9.4 
 7. Little, Hermosillo8.6 
 8. Lathan, Tijuana8.3 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana7.6 
 10. Spurlock, Hermosillo7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steve MONREAL
  Hermosillo
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Monreal, Hermosillo5.6 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.0 
 3. Morrison, Tijuana4.9 
 4. Yeager, Guasave4.9 
 5. Puckett, Culiacan4.7 
 6. Kabongo, Hermosillo4.2 
 7. Lathan, Tijuana3.9 
 8. Provost, Guaymas3.5 
 9. Newby, Los Mochis3.3 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vincent GRIER
  Durango
  (195-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Grier, Durango2.1 
 2. Lathan, Tijuana1.7 
 3. Mitchell, Navolato1.6 
 4. Morrison, Tijuana1.5 
 5. Rice-Jr, Obregon1.4 
 6. Hutchingson, Obreg.1.3 
 7. Glaze, Culiacan1.3 
 8. Giron, Guaymas1.3 
 9. Tucker, Mazatlan1.3 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.9 
 2. Ammons, Navolato2.2 
 3. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana0.8 
 5. Pegues, Los Mochis0.8 
 6. Keller, Durango0.8 
 7. Lathan, Tijuana0.7 
 8. Pittman, Guasave0.7 
 9. Hutchingson, Obreg.0.6 
 10. Avalos, Durango0.4 


Garland Judkins (ex Orthodox) is a newcomer at Los Mochis - by Eurobasket News

Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Garland Judkins (196-88kg-89, college: Texas A&M-CC). He just played at Orthodox in Jordanian Premier League.
In 2013 (two years after he left the college) Judkins was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in sixth round (100th overall).
The former Texas A&M - Corpus Christi standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Judkins won Eurobasket Summer League Las Vegas (2nd session) in 2013.
He has played also professionally in D-League (Iowa Energy).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paco Olmos extends contract with Fuerza Regia - by Eurobasket News

Paco Olmos has agreed on terms of contract extension with Fuerza Regia. The Spanish specialist has signed a three-year extension. He took over the team at the start of the season. Pace Olmos guided Fuerza Regia to the LNBP title. Previously he worked Puerto Rico, Spain and Lebanon. Paco Olmos used to guide the Puerto Rican National Team back in 2013 and 2014.


Amere May (ex Mons-Hainaut) agreed terms with Durango - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American guard Amere May (190-84kg-92, college: Delaware State). He played most recently at Mons-Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League. In 5 games he recorded 6.0ppg last season. May also played that season for Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA where in 14 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie A2) in Italian league that year.
Last year (a year after he left the college) May was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in third round (62nd overall).
The former Delaware State staris in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of MEAC Tournament in 2015. May received also NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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William Tolefree (ex Berane Bobcats) is a newcomer at Spartans - by Mike Amico

Georgia Spartans added to their roster forward William Tolefree (198-84kg, college: St.Catharine). He started the season at Berane Bobcats in Montenegrin Prva B. The last season Tolefree played at Atlanta Legends where in 12 UBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to USBasket.com UBA All-Rookie 1st Team.

Tolefree was voted All-MSC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Tolefree graduated from St.Catharine College in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mayville State Hires Darren Tighe to Lead Men's Basketball Program - by Eurobasket News

The Mayville State Comets are pleased to announce that they have hired Ridgewater Community College Head Coach Darren Tighe as their new Men's Basketball Coach. Coach Tighe on his new opportunity - "My family and I are thrilled to be joining the Mayville State University family! I want to thank Athletic Director Mike Moore, President Dr. Gary Hagen, the search committee, and the entire comet athletic staff. Once I was able to step on campus, it did not take long to figure out that Mayville State is a special place with first class people! The opportunity to become the head coach at such a prestigious academic university with a rich basketball tradition was too good to pass up. My family and I are looking forward to moving to North Dakota and becoming ingrained in the community. We are extremely excited to begin the process of building a championship culture with the men's basketball program at Mayville State University!" Coach Tighe graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a Bachelors Degree in English Studies. He also received his Master's Degree in Teaching from Minnesota State University Mankato. From 2007-11, Coach Tighe worked with the men's basketball program at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN under Head Coach Rick Jeddeloh . Coach Tighe worked his way up the coaching ranks from 2nd assistant his first two years to head assistant in 2010, then to Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach in 2011. During that time, he helped the Vikings reach the conference tournament all four years along with a Conference Championship appearance in 2009. Coach Tighe's responsibilities at Bethany included serving as the recruiting coordinator, head of the tape exchange program, Point Guard and Defensive Coach, as well as leading the individual skill development program. He also assisted with opponent scouting reports and was the summer assistant camp coordinator. After Bethany, Coach Tighe spent some time in the high school ranks, as he served as the Head Coach at JWP High School. He then taught and coached two years at Redwood Valley High School, where he helped the Cardinals to a State Tournament appearance in 2013 and a section runner up finish in 2014. At this time, Coach Tighe accepted the Head Coach position at Ridgewater Community College In Willmar, MN. In his inaugural season with the Warriors, Coach Tighe helped lead Ridgewater to a 9-18 record. He coached All Conference Selection Dylan Schueler (Willmar, MN) as well as six members of the MCAC All Conference Academic Team. Year two of the Tighe era saw the Warriors etch their names in the Ridgewater record books. The team set school records for most regular season wins in school history (20) and tied the record for most wins in a season (22) with the 1965 Warrior Basketball team. The 22 wins was more than the last two seasons combined for the Warrior basketball program. The 22-8 record was even more impressive as the MCAC was as tough as ever hosting the #2, #3, and #4th ranked teams in the nation. Six of the team's eight losses came to nationally ranked teams or D1 junior colleges. Seven freshmen averaged double digit minutes this season. Akeem Oglesby (Statesboro, GA) and Jack Turnbull (Adelaide, South Australia) were named to the MCAC All Southern Division Team and the All MCAC team. Oglesby was also named to the All Region 13 team as well as being named the Region 13 player of the year. Oglesby was also awarded the honor of being named 2nd team All American. The Ridgewater men's basketball team had another quality year under the 2016-17 season, as they finished 17-8 with program building wins over nationally recognized RCTC, Central Lakes, and St. Cloud Tech. The Warriors once again relied on outside shooting and were ranked 2nd, 4th, and 9th in the nation in three pt field goals made, attempted, and percentage. Ridgewater averaged 82 PPG and gave up an MCAC Southern Division Low 70 PPG. Another Ridgewater trademark of taking care of and sharing the basketball shown bright in 2017 with the Warriors ranking 14th in the nation in assists per game (18.8) and 7th in the nation in turnovers per game (10.6). Oglesby again continued his historic Ridgewater career earning MCAC All Southern Division honors, All State MCAC Honors, as well as making the All Region Team. Athletic Director Mike Moore on Coach Tighe's hire - "We are excited to have Darren as our new head men's bb coach. During the interview process Darren showed a great deal of compassion and drive in regard to this position. His experience as a head coach and experience particularly at the junior college level has him to come in and re-energize our program quickly. He made a definite connection with the search committee and our current players and I'm confident he will do the same with Mayville-Portland and the surrounding communities. He and his family will be a great fit for our setting. It was evident during the process that building relationships is a priority for him. We anticipate him starting his duties in the next few days."
Courtesy of: victorysportsnetwork.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.7
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.7 
 2. Thomas, Boston C.29.2 
 3. Harden, Houston R.29.2 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.2 
 7. Lillard, Portland.26.6 
 8. James, Clevelan.26.3 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.7 
 10. Durant, Golden S.25.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.1 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.9 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.7 
 4. Howard, Atlanta H.12.8 
 5. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.8 
 6. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 7. Towns, Minnesot.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.1 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.2 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.7 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.0 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.7 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.8 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.1 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Golden S.
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Green, Golden S.2.1 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 3. Paul, LA Clippers1.9 
 4. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 5. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 6. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 7. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Rubio, Minnesot.1.7 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.7 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 5. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Nogueira, Toron.1.7 
 10. Jordan, LA Clippers1.7 


Chris Paul scores 19 points, Clippers beat Spurs 98-87 - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Clippers are not where they want to be entering the postseason, but they are a lot closer after toppling the San Antonio Spurs. Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) had 19 points and the Clippers beat the Spurs 98-87 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. "I think we're playing with the right spirit right now, the right intensity," Paul said. "The right intensity. It's a good win for us, but with us it's all about consistency. We've been so up and down over the season." DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88, college: Texas A&M) added 17 points and 17 rebounds to help Los Angeles preserve its hopes of hosting a first-round playoff series. Los Angeles is tied with Utah for the fourth seed and homecourt in the first-round series between the two. The Jazz lost at Portland on Saturday night. "If we win our games and they win their games, then (games) 1 and 2 are going to be in Utah and we're fine with that," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers , who tied the franchise record for career regular-season victories with 215. "We'd love to have it at home, but if we don't have it at home, we don't have it at home. This team is not a young team, they are mature enough to go on the road and win basketball games." The Clippers demonstrated that by handing the Spurs just their 10th loss at the AT&T Center this season in their final home game. San Antonio is playing out the regular season after securing the No. 2 seed and first-round matchup against seventh-seeded Memphis. While the Spurs' seeding is secure, they are trying to enter the playoffs playing sound defensively and that wasn't the case Saturday night. Los Angeles committed only eight turnovers and shot 50 percent from the field. San Antonio had been holding opponents to 44 percent shooting and forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. "Our execution at both ends, defensively and offensively, was really poor," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "So, I'm very disappointed in that, and I'm looking forward to the next two games." Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) had 28 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Texas) added 18 points for San Antonio. The Clippers went on an 8-0 run after the Spurs cut the lead to 72-68 on Leonard's 15-footer. Los Angeles would take an 82-70 lead into the fourth quarter in a physical matchup between postseason-bound teams. "I thought defensively at the beginning of the season is really what set us apart," said Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma), who had 18 points. "We've been better this stretch, but we can still be better." The Spurs were 8 for 22 on 3-pointers and committed 14 turnovers, which led to 13 points.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com



Heat keep hopes alive with 106-103 victory vs. Wizards - by Eurobasket News

There still is a pulse -- as if there was any doubt this Miami Heat team would go out with a fight. But the situation still remains on life support in this bid to go from 11-30 at midseason to the playoffs. And it looks like it will come down to the final night of the season. Taking care of what was in their control, the Heat stepped up on the second night of a back-to-back set of games Saturday night to push past the Washington Wizards 106-103 at the Verizon Center, going ahead on a James Johnson (6'9''-F-87, college: Wake Forest) driving, spinning finger-roll layup with 11 seconds to play. Even if the Heat win their final two games -- Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Cleveland Cavaliers and then Wednesday at home against the Wizards -- they will still need outside help, with at least one loss from the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks. The Pacers close out with a Monday road game against the Philadelphia 76ers and a Wednesday home game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls close out with home games Monday against the Magic and Wednesday against the Nets. The Bucks finish off with a Monday home game against the Charlotte Hornets and a Wednesday home game against the Boston Celtics. Going in, Wizards coach Scott Brooks said, "They are fighting for their playoff life, as we are for our position." It played out with that type of passion, not decided until the final buzzer. Hassan Whiteside (7'0''-C-89, college: Marshall) led the Heat with 30 points and 12 rebounds, with Tyler Johnson (6'4''-G-93, college: Fresno St.) adding 19 points, Goran Dragic (6'3''-PG-86) 18 and James Johnson 15. Forward Markieff Morris led the Wizards with 21 points, with Bradley Beal (6'5''-SG-93, college: Florida) and John Wall each adding 16 for Washington. It was harrowing at the close. But the Heat survived. A 3-pointer by Morris midway through the fourth quarter pushed the Wizards to 90-86 lead. From there, a Josh Richardson 3-pointer drew the Heat within 92-91, with a pair of Whiteside free throws giving the Heat a 93-92 lead. A Morris jumper, a James Johnson turnover and a Marcin Gortat (7'0''-C-84) free throw then put the Wizards up 95-93, before a Tyler Johnson 3-pointer gave the Heat a 96-95 lead with 3:02 left. Then, with 2:09 left, Richardson was called for a questionable goal-tend on a Wall shot that put Washington up 97-96, with James Johnson responding with a dunk for a 98-97 lead. Because of the play coming outside of the final two minutes, the goal-tend on Richardson could not be reviewed. In the wake of a series of Wizards turnovers, Dragic then drained a jumper for a 100-97 Heat lead with 1:32 to play. That's when Morris stepped up to hit an open 3-pointer to tie it 100-100, only to have Whiteside counter with a jump hook for a 102-100 Heat lead. Gortat then scored on a tip-in to tie it 102-102. After a Richardson miss, Wall went to the line with 20.6 seconds to play, missing the first but making the second for a 103-102 Washington lead. That's when the Heat went to James Johnson who took the inbounds pass beyond midcourt and worked his way to the rim for a spinning finger-roll layup and a 104-103 Heat lead with those 11 seconds to play. Wizards forward Kelly Oubre then threw away the inbounds pass, with Richardson coming up with the ball, fouled with 9.7 seconds to play, converting both free throws for a 106-103 lead. Beal then was blocked on a potential tying attempt. The Heat again went with James Johnson as their starting power forward, with Luke Babbitt (6'9''-F-89, college: Nevada) unable to make it back from the strained right hip flexor sustained in last Sunday's home loss to the Denver Nuggets. Babbitt traveled with the team for the three-game trip. In addition, Dion Waiters missed his 11th consecutive game with a sprained left ankle, with Josh Richardson continuing to start in his place. The Wizards had to alter their lineup for a second consecutive game. After Morris missed Thursday's victory over the New York Knicks with a sore right ankle, he returned to the lineup Saturday. But starting small forward Otto Porter missed his first game of the season, due to back spasms, with Oubre staring in his place. Oubre then slid over to the defensive assignment on Dragic, the Wizards able to cross-match because of the Heat's undersized starting lineup. Porter had appeared in 120 consecutive games, which had been the longest active streak by a Wizard. The start was Oubre's third of the season.
Courtesy of: arcamax.com



Dwyane Wade returns but Bulls loses 107-106 to Nets - by Eurobasket News

Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) returned but the Chicago Bulls sustained a potentially costly loss when the Brooklyn Nets beat them 107-106 on Saturday. Spencer Dinwiddie (6'6''-G-93, college: Colorado) made four free throws in the final 13.6 seconds for the Nets in their home finale. He scored 19 points, as did rookie Caris LeVert (6'7''-G-94, college: Michigan). Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) scored 33 points for the Bulls, who fell into a tie with Miami for eighth in the Eastern Conference. Wade started and played 25 minutes, scoring 14 points. He had been expected to miss the remainder of the regular season when he sprained his right elbow on March 15. But the Bulls allowed 32 points in the fourth quarter, with Dinwiddie snapping a 103-all with two free throws with 13.6 seconds to play. Butler missed a jumper and Dinwiddie put it away with another pair with 2.4 to play.
Courtesy of: thejakartapost.com



Interview with Orlando Johnson - newcomer in Al Riyadi! - by Greg

Eurobasket.com had a chance to chat with Orlando Johnson (196-G/F-89, college: UCSB), new player of Al Riyadi club. A versatile swingman, ex-NBA and Euroleague player talks about his career and new goals in the upcoming months.

Orlando, thanks for sitting with us. You have started this season with Unics Kazan, on of the best European clubs. You played solid in Euroleague, including 16 points against great Fenerbahce. Your numbers were even better in VTB League. What went wrong there?

Nothing went wrong in Kazan it was an opportunity for me to get my feet wet in Europe/Euroleague. Also get my name out there as a player who could play over here and be a big contributor. I wanted to use this experience as a stepping stool in my career I loved my time in Russia especially with my team the good and bad. Hopefully one day I can return.

Then you joined Austin Spurs in D-League. I guess you wanted to get back to the NBA. Was there any chance to get back to the NBA?

I did want to get back to the NBA that's always the goal it didn't happen this year but I always want to try and play against the best of the best. I was happy with the decision to test it out again.

And now you are in Lebanon? How it happened? There were still some top European leagues where you could find your spot.

I feel at this point in my career I want to go where I'm wanted and Al Riyadi showed significant interest and that's where I want to be, where the love is!

Al Riyadi, one of the most sucessful clubs in Middle-East. What are your expectations of your new club?

Coming to one of the top teams in the Middle East first off is an honor and blessing that they chose me and second I want to go all the way I want to come home a champion!

You are still not old player, what are your goals for the upcoming seasons? Going back to the NBA? Establish your position in top European clubs?

Not old at all definitely feel as YOUNG as ever! This upcoming season is all about going where I am wanted and needed whether that's the NBA or overseas. I'm trying to be a piece of a winning culture.

You have played few different leagues outside the USA. How do you see the differences? In and off the court?

I think more so the style of the games are different from the NBA to Europe to Asia. Each one of the continents have plenty of talent it's just a preferred style that each country uses. Almost everywhere I have played I have enjoyed very easy going and open to new things!

You grew up in CA, went to Loyola Marymount and UCSB. Was basketball your no1 sport since day one?

I grew up in Seaside, CA and growing up football was my main sport. Until I got to high school and I wanted to try the more challenging one which was basketball, because many people believed I wouldn't make it this far. So I chose the path less traveled and wanted to prove them wrong.

Now, few quick questions... your best game so far?

Best game so far when I had 50 over in the Philippines started off slow but then got hot and that's was a lot of fun!

Best player you played against?

Best player I played against would be Lebron James!

Best player you played with in one team?

Best player I played with would have to be Paul George!

Funniest fact from playing basketball overseas?

I think the funniest thing is from growing up over here in America not much is really that different over there, except the language barrier at times.

How would you describe yourself as a basketball player?

Myself as a player a good teammate first, combo guard who can make others better. Very strong and athletic and someone who does what it takes to win!

OK, that's it Orlando. Thanks again and good luck in new club!

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me.



DeMar DeRozan has 38 points, Raptors beat Heat 96-94 - by Eurobasket News

With their first-choice lineup on the floor for the second straight game, the Toronto Raptors were threatening to blow out the Miami Heat, up 18 points in the second quarter. It ended up a lot more interesting than the Raptors wanted, with the Heat rallying before DeMar DeRozan (6'7''-F/G-89, college: USC) and Co. held on for a 96-94 victory Friday night in the regular-season home finale. ''They play as well as anyone in this league,'' DeRozan said after scoring 39 points. ''They play extremely hard, they're a very tough team and they showed it tonight. It was a great test for us, coming down to the last couple of games, have that playoff intensity and that's what it was tonight.'' In the process, DeRozan broke Vince Carter's franchise record with his 31st 30-point game of the season, shooting 14 of 32 from the floor. Carter set the mark in 2000-01. ''I never think about it until it gets brought up to me,'' DeRozan said. ''It's definitely always a cool accomplishment when you can pass a guy like Vince in anything.'' Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91, college: Texas) added 14 points off the bench, while Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova), in his second game back following a 21-game absence due to wrist surgery, added another 12. While he lacked the sharpness of his 27-point outing in Detroit on Wednesday, Lowry said he felt no ill effects from the injury to his shooting wrist. He was more concerned about how the Raptors allowed Miami back into the game in the second half, with the Heat completing their comeback by tying the game with 4:43 remaining on Hassan Whiteside's alley-oop dunk. But Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) responded with a 3-pointer to restore Toronto's lead and though Tyler Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to cut the lead to two points, the Raptors were able to hang on. ''I think the NBA in general it's hard to play against professional teams because at the end of the day all teams are going to make a run,'' he said. ''We knew it was going to be a dogfight.'' Sitting in ninth spot in the Eastern Conference, Miami is now a game back of Indiana and Chicago with three games remaining. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says having his team's playoff chances hanging in the balance has been very much the norm for his team, which was 19 games under .500 at one point this season. ''This is the way we've been for the last two and a half, three months,'' he said. ''We've been in our March Madness, we feel like every single game has had the feeling of an elimination game for several straight weeks.'' James Johnson (6'9''-F-87, college: Wake Forest) led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Miami against his former team, while Goran Dragic (6'3''-PG-86) added another 18. While Dragic said it was frustrating to see the comeback effort fall short, with time running out on their season, the point guard said it's important his team keeps battling, with a visit to Washington on Saturday night looming large. ''We never used excuses that someone is hurt or we are tired, we don't care about that,'' Dragic said. ''We just want to do our job. It's back-to-back and we play another good team, so we are going to have to show that we can play.''
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Grizzlies Beat Knicks to Lock Up a Playoff Berth - by Eurobasket News

Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 31 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 101-88 victory over the short-handed Knicks on Friday night. Courtney Lee (6'5''-G/F-85, college: W.Kentucky) led the Knicks with 16 points, while Maurice Ndour (6'9''-F-92, college: Ohio) recorded a career-high 15. Justin Holiday (6'6''-SG-89, college: Washington) finished with 12 points, and Willy Hernangomez had 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis (7'3''-C/F-95), lost for the third time in the past four games. Conley was 12 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, to lead six Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis ended a three-game losing streak and clinched the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies will face the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Wayne Selden scored a career-high 13 points and Vince Carter added 12, including three 3-pointers, as Memphis pulled away with a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter. The Knicks went deep into their bench for the game. Derrick Rose was out after season-ending knee surgery, and Joakim Noah has been suspended. Anthony did not play because it was the second night of a back-to-back. Hopes of Porzingis returning were sidetracked when his sore lower back flared up. The young Knicks were up to the challenge until the early stages of the fourth quarter as two shot-clock violations allowed Memphis to regain the lead. The 16-2 run in the middle of the quarter, led by Carter's three 3-pointers, extended the Grizzlies' advantage to 96-80. Memphis had a 12-point lead in the first half but was sluggish after the break, allowing the Knicks to pull even at 66 in the third quarter. The Knicks led, 72-70, going into the fourth. While the Grizzlies dominated the first half - Conley had 21 points - they only led by 6 points at the break, 53-47. Memphis shot 53 percent in the first half mostly because of Conley, who converted 8 of 11 shots, including 5 of 7 from outside the arc.
Courtesy of: nytimes.com



LeBron, Cavs stunned by Hardaway, Hawks 114-100 - by Eurobasket News

As the jaw-dropping loss began to sink in, LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) sat on the floor away from his teammates, alone in his thoughts. The playoffs are just days away, and the NBA champions are lost again. Tim Hardaway Jr. (6'6''-G-92, college: Michigan) Jr. scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Atlanta Hawks, despite resting center Dwight Howard and sitting three other key starters, stunned James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-100 on Friday night. Coming off a win over Boston on Thursday night, the Hawks outworked and outgunned the Cavs, who blew a chance to move closer to securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference with the kind of flat, uninspired performance that has become the norm in a disjointed season. ''The energy level was just real bad,'' a disillusioned James said afterward. ''I don't know why.'' James struggled to explain what went wrong just two days after the Cavs had played one of their best games this season, blowing the Celtics out in Boston. That win seemed to signal a change, an acknowledgment that the postseason was quickly approaching and it was time to get serious. And now, this. ''You expect for us to want to get better and we were doing that and we took a couple steps back tonight,'' James said. Mike Jr. Dunleavy (6'9''-G/F-80, college: Duke) added 20 for Atlanta and the veteran got a little revenge against the Cavs, who tossed him in as part of a trade for Kyle Korver in February. The Hawks recorded 39 assists and moved a game ahead of Milwaukee for fifth place in the East. However, the Hawks, who also sat Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder, weren't celebrating. They host the Cavs on Sunday. ''It doesn't mean anything,'' Hardaway said. ''We've got to see them again. We know they're a great basketball team and they're the defending champs. We've got to come back on Sunday with the same intensity and the same mindset because they're going to come after it.'' It was a shocking letdown by the Cavs, who have dealt with injuries all season, but don't have any excuse for not giving it their all with so much at stake. ''Obviously a bad performance,'' coach Tyronn Lue said. ''To beat Boston and have the game that we had and to come back and not validate it against a team that didn't even play their guys. I didn't think we respected them tonight. I thought we thought we'd just mess around with the game until it was time to knuckle down. ''By that time they already had confidence. That's who we've been. That's who we are. I hate it. These games like this come back and bite you, especially down the stretch when you're trying to get some rest. Trying to hold onto that No. 1 seed and getting rest and you come out and have a performance like this, it's not good.'' James scored 27 and Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) 18 for Cleveland, which was in a funk for most of the night but took an 87-85 lead in the fourth on a 3-pointer by Korver. Hardaway took over from there. Although listed as questionable before the game with knee and wrist injuries, Hardaway buried a pair of 3-pointers and delivered a vicious dunk during a 12-0 run when the Hawks put it away, shocking a sellout crowd and the Cavs who seem to have much more to worry about than their playoff seeding.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



Pelicans To Sign Quinn Cook To Two-Year Deal - by Eurobasket News

The New Orleans Pelicans will sign Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke) to a two-year deal. Quinn Cook has been on two 10-day contracts with the Pelicans. Quinn Cook has averaged 2.7 points in 6.1 minutes over six games with the Pelicans. Quinn Cook also played for the Dallas Mavericks this season after going undrafted out of Duke.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Pelicans add Toupane to their roster - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) added to their roster 25-year old French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92, agency: BeoBasket). He just played at Raptors 905 Missisauga. In 37 D-League games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg this season. Toupane was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. But in two D-League games he did not score anything.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Toupane was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2016.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane has played also professionally in Italy, other NBA teams (Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors) and France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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River Lions lose heartbreaker to the Highlanders - by Eurobasket News

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said 'you can't win unless you learn how to lose.' The Niagara River Lions are unfortunately learning that latter part of the quote on a far too regular basis this season. The River Lions blew a 14-point third-quarter lead in dropping a 108-107 decision to the Cape Breton Highlanders Friday night at Meridian Centre. 'Tonight we had some impromptu turnovers, and took some three's that we shouldn't have taken,' Niagara head coach Keith Vassell said. Marcus Lewis (6'4''-G, college: E.Kentucky) had a chance to tie the game, and then win it in the dying seconds, but the River Lions swingman missed the first of two free throw attempts and then was denied by the officials after his lay-up went in - milliseconds after the final buzzer sounded. 'I'm not blaming Marcus, but if he makes both free throws we go into overtime, and I'm very confident we would have won the game,' said Vassell. 'I don't know if we have players that aren't used to being down, down the stretch, but we just have to learn to clean it up.' Six Lions scored in double-digits. In fact, the home side shot over 50 percent from the field for the game, as forward Sam Muldrow (6'9''-PF-88, college: S.Carolina) continued to impress. Coming a 19-point performance Wednesday in Windsor, the former NCAA SEC (South Eastern Conference) Defensive Player of the Year with the South Carolina Gamecocks put up another brilliant line in scoring 19 points, pulling down nine rebounds, and registering six blocked shots. 'I'm starting to find my rhythm. It's taken me awhile, but I'm just doing what it takes to hopefully help the team win,' Muldrow said. 'But it's mental right now. These are tough losses.' Vassell knows the importance of Muldrow. 'From when I first came here I saw Big Sam and I told him he was playing rather timid. I said to him you've got to be assertive, and the results are now showing,' said Vassell. 'I'm very happy for him, and we need him to play like that the rest of the season.' The River Lions now hit the road for three straight road games in eastern Canada before returning home to play four straight games to end the regular season. Niagara (10-23) still sits three games back of Orangeville for the final playoff spot in the NBL Canada Central Division. 'We're an exciting team, and bring our lunch pails every night,' explained Vassell. 'The problem is we're learning how to win. We clearly want to win, but sometimes you have to learn how to win and that's the difference right now.'
Courtesy of: stcatharinesstandard.ca



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USA Downs World Select Team in Nike Hoop Summit - by Carl Berman

Portland, OR - Jarred Vanderbilt (6'10''-F/C-99), headed to Kentucky, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of action to lead the USA Junior National Select Team to a 98-87 win over the World Select Team before 8.374 fans at the Moda Center, 6-10 Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri) also scored 19 points for the USA while Michigan State recruit 6-11 Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. 6-5 Kostja Mushidi (Germany) led the World team with 14 points, hitting 4-of-7 three-pointers.

The game wasn't the most well-played Hoop Summit as each team committed 19 turnovers. The USA dominated the glass with a 45-27 rebounding edge including a 20-6 domination of the offensive glass. 6-11 Mo Bamba blocked four of the USA's 10 blocked shots. Collin Sexton (Alabama) was impressive in the backcourt for the USA dishing out eight assists and coming up with four steals to go along with his seven points. He led the USA with a +13 point differential in his time on the court.

The World Team had six players in double-figures. In addition to Mushidi, Nick Richards (Kentucky) scored 12, Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State) and Shal Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) added 11 and Isaiah Hartenstein and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech contributed 10 points. Wigginton added seven assists.

The USA had a five-point lead after one quarter, ten points at halftime and won by 11 in a game that wasn't closely contested. The World Team featured five players seven feet or taller, yet were dominated on the glass by the Americans. The 7-1 Hartenstein was the most effective big for the World team adding four rebounds and two blocks but was only 2-of-7 from the foul line. RJ Barrett (Canada), a sophomore, two years younger than his World teammates was impressive with nine points and two steals and two assists in his 20 minutes of action.

This article was written by Carl Berman, Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball.



Luke Kennard Bolts For NBA - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of cbssports.com
The most unexpected spectacular season in 2016-17 came from Duke sophomore Luke Kennard. The shooting guard was a second team All-American and averaged 19.5 points while leading Duke to an ACC tournament title and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
On Thursday, Kennard officially declared for the NBA Draft with the intention of signing with an agent.
Kennard shot 44 percent on 3-pointers this season and his deft footwork, crafty handle and shot-creating ability could lead to him going in the first round. Plus, he's a lefty. Not many of those.
'After considerable reflection, prayer and consultation with my family and coaches, I have decided to take the next step in pursuing my basketball dreams by entering the NBA Draft,' Kennard said in a statement.
The loss of Kennard was expected; it's why we have Duke slotted seventh in our Way Too Early rankings .
Kennard became only the fifth player under Mike Krzyzewski to score more than 1,000 career points prior to the end of his second season. His 1,147 career points were the fourth-most in Duke history by a player in his first two seasons, trailing only Jason Williams (1,333), Art Heyman (1,237) and Johnny Dawkins (1,165).
Impressive.
And now the Blue Devils will have to wait and see as to who will replace Kennard's scoring output. The team has already lost Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles to the NBA. Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson graduate. Chase Jeter has transferred out. The only big decision that awaits: Grayson Allen. Does the most polarizing player in college basketball come back for a senior season, or does he walk away and take a chance on his volatile NBA stock?



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Webster, Wellingt.28.5 
 2. Jones, Canterbury24.2 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury23.8 
 4. McCarron, SC Ra.23.6 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.20.5 
 6. Bartlett, Taylor H.19.3 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.17.5 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers17.2 
 9. Wesley, Wellington S.17.0 
 10. Rusbatch, Cante.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.6 
 2. Kay, Southland S.10.0 
 3. Jones, Canterbury9.7 
 4. Egwu, SC Rangers9.4 
 5. Pledger, Southlan.8.7 
 6. Bailey-N., Taranaki.8.0 
 7. Duinker, Wellingt.8.0 
 8. Boucher, SC Rangers7.8 
 9. McCarron, SC Ra.7.6 
 10. Wesley, Wellington S.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ili, Wellington S.7.0 
 2. Norton, Southlan.6.0 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury5.8 
 4. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 5. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 6. McCarron, SC Ra.5.0 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.4.3 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.3 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.0 
 10. Jones, Canterbury4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mitchell MCCARRON
  SC Ra.
  (191-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCarron, SC Ra.2.4 
 2. Bartlett, Taylor H.2.0 
 3. Ongwae, Taranaki.2.0 
 4. Boucher, SC Rangers1.8 
 5. ORiley, Taranaki.1.7 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.1.7 
 7. Norton, Southlan.1.6 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 9. Jones, Canterbury1.5 
 10. Kendle, Canterbury1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  SC Rangers
  (211-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Egwu, SC Rangers1.8 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.6 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.3 
 4. Neighbour, Cante.1.2 
 5. Washington, Nelson G.1.0 
 6. Delany, Nelson G.1.0 
 7. Kay, Southland S.0.8 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Jones, Canterbury0.8 
 10. Roberson, Taylor H.0.7 



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Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrate Division 1 titles - by Eurobasket News

Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrated Division 1 titles in Norway. Nordberg won Division 1 East title with a 19-3 record. In the last game they beat OSI 57-51 as Bendik Aunan (185-PG-90) stepped up with 14 points. Halvor Poulsson (191-F-91) and Emil Aas Stoltenberg followed him with 13 each, while Joacim Bergh added 8.
Fyllingen BBK dominated West division with a 20-0 record. They managed to stay undefeated throughout the whole campaign.
Aalesund Sharks won Middle Division with a 11-3 record.



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Michael Hicks selected the top Panamanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international forward Michael Hicks (196-76, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Uruguay). He could not help Hebraica (10-4) in their last game. Despite Hicks' very good performance the first-placed Hebraica (10-4) was edged 86-85 in a derby game by the much lower-ranked (#8) Trouville in the Promocional 1 group. He was the top scorer with 22 points in 31 minutes on the court. Hicks has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 47.9%, 3FGP: 43.9% and FT: 75.6% in 25 games he played so far. Ex-Toros del Chiriqui David player is currently a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Jaime Lloreda
Jaime Lloreda
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Jaime Lloreda (204-80, college: LSU, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michael Hicks and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Lloreda. He was not able to help Hebraica (10-4) in their last game on Monday. Despite Lloreda's good performance Hebraica was edged 86-85 in a derby game by the much lower-ranked Trouville (#8) in the Promocional 1 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Lloreda has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg, 10.6rpg, 2FGP: 63.0%(87-138) and FT: 59.0%. Ex-Magnates de Calidonia player is in the roster of the Panamanian senior national team.

Jamaal Levy
Jamaal Levy
   #3. The Panamanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to a 1-point Weber Bahia's victory against the fourth-ranked GECR Indalo (24-23) 77-76 in the Argentinian LigaA on Thursday night. Levy recorded 6 points in 22 minutes. Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (24-18) is placed third in Sur group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This year Levy's overall stats are: 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 60.7%(91-150), 3FGP: 31.2% and FT: 56.8% in 41 games. He is also a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Ernesto Oglivie
Ernesto Oglivie
   #4. Forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89, currently plays in Uruguay) faced previously mentioned Michael Hicks in the Uruguayan LUB last game. Oglivie contributed to Trouville's surprising victory against the leader Hebraica (10-4) 86-85 in a derby game. He scored 9 points in 29 minutes. Oglivie has very impressive stats this year: 16.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.5spg in eight games. He is also Panamanian national team player.

Gary Forbes
Gary Forbes
   #5. Former international swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to secure a victory for Boca Juniors (14-32) in their last game on Friday. Despite Forbes' good performance Boca Juniors (#10) was edged 94-93 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Obras Basket (#6) in the Sur group. He scored 14 points (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). This season Forbes has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Forbes used to play for the Panamanian national team six years ago. Strangely he has never played in Panama.

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

   #1. Javier Carter (203-C-91, college: S.Alabama, currently plays in Mexico) was the major contributor in Soles' victory against the league leader Fuerza Regia (32-4) crushing them 90-70 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Friday night's game. Carter scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Soles de Mexicali (23-13) is placed second in the LNBP. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Carter's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg and 4.1rpg. He is a naturalized American. Carter used to play for Caballos de Cocle Aguadulce in Panamanian league.

   #2. Nate Butler Lind (198-SG-89, college: TCU, currently plays in Puerto Rico). Butler Lind could not help Indios (0-1) to beat Santeros (1-0). He recorded 6 points and added 4 assists in 25 minutes. It was his first game for Indios this season. Indios was edged 73-70 on the road by the leading Santeros. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Butler Lind has a dual citizenship: Panamanian and Puerto Rican. Despite his Panamanian passport, Butler Lind previously played for the Puerto Rican U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Panamanian team.

   #3. Tymell Murphy (196-F-90, college: FIU, currently plays in Japan) led Kagoshima to a 3-point victory against the fifth-ranked Kagawa FA (15-35) 87-84 in the Japanese B League D2 last Sunday. He recorded 13 points. Kagoshima Rebnise (7-43) is placed sixth in West group. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. It's Murphy's first season with the team. Murphy has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Murphy has never played in Panama.

   #4. Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-C-89, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in ASEAN League) was not able to help Saigon Heat in their game against Hong Kong ELL (16-4) in the ASEAN League. He recorded 8 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in 31 minutes. Saigon Heat was crushed 114-74 in Hong Kong by the leading Hong Kong ELL. It was Saigon Heat's third consecutive loss in a row. Henriquez-Roberts has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 15.4rpg, 1.8apg and 2.7bpg in 11 games he played so far. Henriquez-Roberts is a naturalized American. He used to play for Correcaminos de Colon in Panamanian league.



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LBL Round 4: Real Club hands first loss to Regatas - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Regatas (3-1) in Lima on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Real Club (4-0) 57-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Real Club have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Regatas at the other side keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Inmaculada and EOFap. Real Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Ejercito.
Another interesting game for EOFap (3-1) which played in Lima against San Marcos (2-2). Third ranked EOFap had an easy win 70-53. EOFap have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Regatas and Inmaculada. San Marcos at the other side keep the fifth position with two games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Regatas.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#4) and La Family (#8). La Family was defeated at home 49-63 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Inmaculada (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Regatas and EOFap. Loser La Family still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Ejercito. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena San Marcos.
Circolo's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Ejercito (0-4) 78-72. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Circolo maintains sixth position with 1-3 record. It was Ejercito's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Circolo's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked La Family (#8) in Lima. Ejercito's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Real Club.

Circolo - Ejercito 78-72

Circolo's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Ejercito (0-4) 78-72. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Circolo maintains sixth position with 1-3 record. It was Ejercito's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Circolo's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked La Family (#8) in Lima. Ejercito's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Real Club.
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La Family - Inmaculada 49-63

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#4) and La Family (#8). La Family was defeated at home 49-63 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Inmaculada (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Regatas and EOFap. Loser La Family still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Ejercito. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena San Marcos.
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Regatas - Real Club 51-57

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Regatas (3-1) in Lima on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Real Club (4-0) 57-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Real Club have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Regatas at the other side keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Inmaculada and EOFap. Real Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Ejercito.
gschID: 543006


San Marcos - EOFap 53-70

Another interesting game for EOFap (3-1) which played in Lima against San Marcos (2-2). Third ranked EOFap had an easy win 70-53. EOFap have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Regatas and Inmaculada. San Marcos at the other side keep the fifth position with two games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Regatas.
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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 31.8
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.31.8 
 2. White, Mahindra30.5 
 3. Taggart, Rain o.29.0 
 4. Smith, Blackwater28.3 
 5. Chism, NLEX R.28.2 
 6. McKay, Phoenix25.3 
 7. Pringle, Globalport25.0 
 8. Greene, TNT K.24.0 
 9. Fajardo, SM Be.23.0 
 10. Mitchell, Star H.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Meralco .
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Stepheson, Meralco .22.6 
 2. Smith, Blackwater22.0 
 3. Chism, NLEX R.19.0 
 4. McKay, Phoenix18.8 
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