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  ABA  



ABA adds Bay Area team to expansion - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association announced that it has added the Oakland Outlawz to its expansion teams for the upcoming season. "We have definitely needed more teams in the Bay Area," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "This is the perfect complement for the California Golden Tigers, terrific competition, easier travel in a great basketball market."
The team will be owened by D'Undrae Perteete who will also serve as Head Coach. De'Undrae has over 27 years of playing and coaching combined. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Southwest State University in Minnesota. "I've been watching the ABA for years and I know what it takes both on and off the court to be successful and the Outlawz plan to be both," stated Perteete. We're very excited and pleased with the opportunity.
For more information, email deundrae@gmail.com, call 312 446 9642 or visit www.abaliveaction.com



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  ANGOLA  


Libolo reach BIC Basket final - by Eurobasket News

Recreativo do Libolo made to the final of the national men basketball championship (Bic Basket) on Thursday in Luanda after beating Interclube (98-78), in the third round match of the semi-final play-offs. By the half-time, the central Cuanza Sul province-based Recreativo do Libolo already had an advantage of 14 points (54-40) over the Luanda's opponent. Recreativo do Libolo defeated Interclube in the two previous encounters (97-96) and (89-83), which secured them reaching the final.
In another qualifier for the finals, Luanda's 1 de Agosto and Petro are tied up, having the former beaten the latter in the first match (101-93). Petro won the second encounter (94-91). The two teams will be meeting again on Friday at Luanda's Victorino Cunha pavilion.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.8 
 2. Green, Instituto20.2 
 3. Solano, Echague19.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.1 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.17.8 
 6. Mickeal, Atenas17.0 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.9 
 8. Redivo, Weber B.16.8 
 9. Harper, Quimsa16.8 
 10. Deck, San Lorenzo16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.0 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Justiz, Estudian.9.0 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 7. Vargas, GECR I.8.7 
 8. Francis, La Union8.7 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 10. Wood, San M.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.5 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.8 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.4 
 9. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 6. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.5 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 9. Lescano, San M.1.4 
 10. Calfani, San L.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.2 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.2 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.4 
 6. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.3 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.20.5 
 3. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 4. Brown, La Union19.5 
 5. McCullough, Alianza .19.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.8 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.7 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.8 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.7.9 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.2 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.2 
 5. Paletta, Hindu5.0 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.5 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Arese, Estudian.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Pais, Platense2.2 
 3. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Paletta, Hindu1.8 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.7 
 10. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 8. Moya, Hindu1.0 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Nwogbo, Alianza .0.9 


Argentinian LigaA round 48 best performance: Lucio Redivo - by Eurobasket News

International Guard Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Weber Bahia, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 48.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, four rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Instituto (#5, 29-25) 97-82. Weber Bahia maintains the 3rd position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Weber Bahia will need more victories to improve their 28-22 record. In the team's last game Redivo had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Weber Bahia, through which he has constantly improved. Lucio Redivo has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (8th best: 16.8ppg) and averages impressive 51.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Dominican Rep. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International) of GECR Indalo. Vargas had a very good evening with a double-double of 15 points and 21 rebounds. Of course he led GECR Indalo to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Atenas (#9, 20-30) 99-79. GECR Indalo's 5th position in Norte has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 27-26 record is not bad and everything may still change. Vargas is a newcomer at GECR Indalo, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another GECR Indalo's star - former international guard Nicolas De los Santos (180-PG-88). De los Santos scored 26 points and passed five assists. Despite De los Santos' great performance GECR Indalo lost 85-93 to the higher-ranked San Martin C. (#1, 38-15). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing GECR Indalo needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Norte. Their record is 27 victories and 26 lost games. De los Santos has a very solid season. In 53 games in Argentina he scored 12.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bruno Labaque (178-PG-77) of Atenas - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Chris Daniels (205-C-84) of Quimsa - 18 points and 8 rebounds
6. Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Maximo Fjellerup (195-G-97) of Weber Bahia - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 15 points and 9 rebounds
10. Dennis Horner (205-F-88) of Obras Basket - 20 points, 10 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)



LigaA Round 48: San Martin Corrientes lose to San Lorenzo - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in LigaA. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of San Martin Corrientes (38-15) in Almagra on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by San Lorenzo (36-15) 78-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Martin Corrientes. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But San Martin Corrientes won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who added 14 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) with 16 points and 8 rebounds. San Lorenzo have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 36-15 record which they share with defeated San Martin Corrientes. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with 15 games lost. San Lorenzo are looking forward to face Argentino (#4) in Junin in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against the league's second-placed Estudiantes C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Third ranked Regatas Corrientes (31-20) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Instituto (29-25) 88-86 on Friday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and Donald Sims supported him with 22 points. Even 21 points and 4 assists by swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) did not help to save the game for Instituto. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position with 31-20 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. Instituto at the other side keeps the fifth place with 25 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will play against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite. Instituto will play at home against Echague (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-22) against fourth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (31-24) on Friday night. Visiting Weber Bahia was crushed by Olimpico de La Banda in La Banda 93-74. The best player for the winners was Justin Williams who scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was Lucio Redivo who recorded 30 points. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Olimpico de La Banda maintains fourth position with 31-24 record. Loser Weber Bahia keeps the third place with 22 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Weber Bahia will play against Hispano Am. and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-22) against seventh ranked Quimsa (25-28) on Wednesday night. Visiting Weber Bahia was crushed by Quimsa in Santiado Estero 107-86. It was a good game for Nicolas Romano who led his team to a victory with 24 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. Quimsa moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Obras Basket. Weber Bahia at the other side keeps the third position with 22 games lost. Quimsa's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires and it may be quite challenging game. Weber Bahia will play at home against Hispano Am. and hope to win that game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Junin. Fourth ranked host Argentino (27-25) defeated one of their biggest challengers Olimpico de La Banda (31-24) 82-71. Worth to mention a great performance of Novar Gadson who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 27-25 record which they share with defeated Olimpico de La Banda. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth place with 24 games lost. Argentino will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and it may be the game of the week.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 48: Atenas was destroyed by GECR Indalo on the opponent's court 99-79. Obras Basket unfortunately lost to Quilmes MP in a home game 79-90. Boca Jrs recorded a loss to La Union on the road 80-95. Libertad S. defeated Hispano Am. on its own court 75-72. San Martin C. beat GECR Indalo in Corrientes 93-85. Obras Basket lost to Atenas at home 86-97. Quilmes MP was outscored by San Lorenzo on the opponent's court 65-88. Echague was rolled over Hispano Am. in a home game 66-88. Weber Bahia defeated Instituto on the road 97-82. Regatas C. beat Boca Jrs on its own court 95-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points and 7 rebounds by Jeremiah Massey of Libertad S..

Olimpico LB - Weber Bahia 93-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-22) against fourth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (31-24) on Friday night. Visiting Weber Bahia was crushed by Olimpico de La Banda in La Banda 93-74. Olimpico de La Banda dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Weber Bahia's 30. Olimpico de La Banda looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Olimpico de La Banda made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) who scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) chipped in 7 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) who recorded 30 points and guard Maximo Fjellerup (195-97) added 15 points respectively. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Olimpico de La Banda maintains fourth position with 31-24 record. Loser Weber Bahia keeps the third place with 22 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Weber Bahia will play against Hispano Am. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: K.Lamonte 17+2reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 16+1reb+2ast, J.Williams 15+9reb, D.Nesbitt 14+4reb+2ast, A.Boccia 12+2reb+3ast, M.Cosolito 9+7reb+3ast
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 30+2reb+2ast, M.Fjellerup 15+4reb+3ast, D.Summers 10+7reb+2ast, A.Ramos 6+9reb, M.Fernandez 6+1reb+1ast, F.Corvalan 6+1reb
gschID: 523746


Instituto - Regatas C. 86-88

Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Third ranked Regatas Corrientes (31-20) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Instituto (29-25) 88-86 on Friday evening. Instituto was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 25-18 third quarter run of Regatas Corrientes. They outrebounded Instituto 37-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) supported him with 22 points. Even 21 points and 4 assists by swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) did not help to save the game for Instituto. John DeGroat (201-85, college: Pittsburgh) added 18 points. Five Regatas Corrientes and four Instituto players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position with 31-20 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. Instituto at the other side keeps the fifth place with 25 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will play against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite. Instituto will play at home against Echague (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 22+2reb+3ast, C.Troutman 18+11reb+1ast, F.Martina 12+3reb, F.Ramirez 12+8reb+1ast, P.Quinteros 10+2reb+6ast, P.Espinoza 7+5reb
Instituto: M.Gerlero 23+1ast, R.Green 21+4reb+4ast, J.DeGroat 18+4reb+3ast, P.Bertone 13+1reb, G.Whelan 5+4reb+3ast, D.Phillip 4+1reb
gschID: 523745


GECR Indalo - Atenas 99-79

Very expected game in Comodoro R. where 9th ranked Atenas (20-30) was crushed by fifth ranked GECR Indalo (26-26) 99-79 on Thursday. The game without a history. GECR Indalo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. GECR Indalo outrebounded Atenas 44-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Atenas' players. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 21 rebounds and the former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) who added 17 points and 8 assists during the contest. Five GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. GECR Indalo's coach Gonzalo Garcia used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (178-77, agency: Interperformances) with 30 points and 4 assists and forward Lisandro Rasio (198-90, agency: Pro Sports) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. GECR Indalo maintains fifth position with 26-26 record. Loser Atenas keeps the ninth place with 30 games lost. GECR Indalo will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round. Atenas will play at home against Echague and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: N.De los Santos 17+2reb+8ast, M.Shaw 16+8reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 15+2reb+2ast, E.Vargas 15+21reb+3ast, D.Romero 14+4reb+3ast, S.Johnson 12+4reb+2ast
Atenas: B.Labaque 30+4reb+4ast, M.Chiarini 14+4reb, L.Rasio 13+9reb, R.Johnson 8+1reb, F.Baralle 5+1reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 523743


San Lorenzo - San Martin C. 78-72

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of San Martin Corrientes (38-15) in Almagra on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by San Lorenzo (36-15) 78-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Martin Corrientes. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But San Martin Corrientes won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who added 14 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) scored 16 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). San Lorenzo have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 36-15 record which they share with defeated San Martin Corrientes. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with 15 games lost. San Lorenzo are looking forward to face Argentino (#4) in Junin in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against the league's second-placed Estudiantes C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 14+4reb+2ast, M.Mata 14+8reb+4ast, C.Matias Sandes 12+7reb+1ast, S.Safar 12+2ast, S.Scala 9+2reb+4ast, J.Meyinsse 9+7reb+1ast
San Martin C.: R.Garcia 16+8reb+2ast, J.Wood 16+3reb+2ast, L.Mainoldi 11+6reb+2ast, J.Pablo Cantero 9+2reb+2ast, F.Aguerre 7+5reb, M.Lescano 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 523742


Obras Basket - Quilmes MP 79-90

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Buenos Aires where seventh ranked Quilmes MP (23-28) defeated 6th ranked Obras Basket (25-28) 90-79 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Quilmes MP. Obras Basket was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) and American Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) who added 19 points during the contest. Four Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international center Martin Leiva (211-80) with 16 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Fernando Zurbriggen (185-97) scored 9 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Quilmes MP maintains seventh position with 23-28 record. Obras Basket lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 28 games lost. Quilmes MP will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 24+4reb+8ast, T.Robinson 19+2reb+1ast, I.Clark 11+5reb, I.Basualdo 10+7reb, E.Flor 9+2reb+4ast, A.Eslava 8+5reb
Obras Basket: M.Leiva 16+5reb, T.Zanzottera 12+1ast, W.Herrmann 10+4reb, F.Zurbriggen 9+4reb+5ast, D.Horner 9+2reb+3ast, F.Mariani 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523741


La Union - Boca Jrs 95-80

Not a big story in a game in Formosa where 10th ranked Boca Juniors (17-36) was defeated by eighth ranked La Union (22-32) 95-80 on Wednesday. The game without a history. La Union led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. La Union outrebounded Boca Juniors 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) who added 19 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) with 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and swingman Fernando Funes (193-83) scored 13 points. 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. La Union maintains eighth position with 22-32 record, which they share with Penarol. Boca Juniors lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 36 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
La Union: T.Francis 19+9reb+1ast, F.Pinero 18+11reb+3ast, D.Garcia 17+3reb+1ast, A.Elsener 14+10reb+1ast, E.Gamboa 9+1reb+4ast, P.Orlietti 7+6reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: C.Amicucci 15+4reb+1ast, F.Funes 13+4reb+2ast, L.Perez 13+3reb+2ast, N.Gianella 12+1reb+5ast, W.McDonald 11+2reb, F.Lampropoulos 7+10reb
gschID: 523739


Libertad S. - Hispano Am. 75-72

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Libertad Sunchales (26-25) edged at home 9th ranked Hispano Am. (20-33) 75-72 on Wednesday. Hispano Am. trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 23-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-75 at the end of the game. Libertad Sunchales made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) who added 20 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American Larry OBannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Gonzalo Torres (202-94) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales maintains sixth position with 26-25 record. Newly promoted Hispano Am. keeps the ninth place with 33 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round. Hispano Am. will play on the road against Weber Bahia in Bahia Blanca and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 20+4reb, J.Massey 18+7reb, S.Vega 14+5reb, J.Brussino 7+5reb+5ast, P.Barrios 6, M.Saglietti 6+4reb+2ast
Hispano Am.: L.O'Bannon 16+5reb+6ast, K.Austin 14+1reb, G.Torres 13+7reb, M.Fierro 7+5reb, N.Ferreyra 7+2reb+4ast, M.Bernardini 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 546008


Quimsa - Weber Bahia 107-86

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-22) against seventh ranked Quimsa (25-28) on Wednesday night. Visiting Weber Bahia was crushed by Quimsa in Santiado Estero 107-86. Weber Bahia was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 57-27 second half run of Quimsa. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a good game for the former international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 9 rebounds. American center Chris Daniels (205-84, college: Texas A&M-CC) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Five Quimsa players scored in double figures. Guard Maximo Fjellerup (195-97) replied with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Weber Bahia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Quimsa moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Obras Basket. Weber Bahia at the other side keeps the third position with 22 games lost. Quimsa's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires and it may be quite challenging game. Weber Bahia will play at home against Hispano Am. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: N.Romano 24+9reb+2ast, A.Harper 18+1reb+4ast, C.Daniels 18+8reb+1ast, J.Ruiz 15+3reb+5ast, L.Gonzalez 11+6reb+2ast, T.Gallizzi 6+5reb+1ast
Weber Bahia: M.Fjellerup 26+9reb+5ast, D.Summers 12+5reb+2ast, F.Corvalan 11+4reb+2ast, A.Ramos 9+3reb+3ast, M.Fernandez 9+2reb, L.Redivo 7+3ast
gschID: 523740


GECR Indalo - San Martin C. 85-93

There was no surprise in Comodoro R. where 5th ranked GECR Indalo (26-26) was defeated by first ranked San Martin Corrientes (38-15) 93-85 on Tuesday. GECR Indalo trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 25-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-93 at the end of the game. It was a great shooting night for San Martin Corrientes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 rebounds and international Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) who added 21 points during the contest. San Martin Corrientes' coach Sebastian Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) with 26 points and 5 assists and center Diego Romero (206-82, college: Florida St.) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Five San Martin Corrientes and four GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. San Martin Corrientes maintains first position with 38-15 record. Loser GECR Indalo keeps the fifth place with 26 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play at home against Quilmes MP and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: L.Mainoldi 21+3reb, R.Garcia 17+6reb+3ast, J.Wood 14+2reb+3ast, L.Faggiano 14+5reb+3ast, F.Aguerre 12+3reb+1ast, D.Tintorelli 7+5reb
GECR Indalo: N.De los Santos 26+2reb+5ast, D.Romero 16+8reb, S.Johnson 13+2reb+1ast, E.Vargas 10+6reb+2ast, M.Shaw 8+8reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 6+1ast
gschID: 523738


Argentino - Olimpico LB 82-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Junin. Fourth ranked host Argentino (27-25) defeated one of their biggest challengers Olimpico de La Banda (31-24) 82-71. The game was mostly controlled by Argentino. Olimpico de La Banda was better in fourth quarter 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists and the other American import power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) who added 11 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Five Argentino players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) with 23 points and 5 assists and Mauro Cosolito (195-88) scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 27-25 record which they share with defeated Olimpico de La Banda. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth place with 24 games lost. Argentino will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and it may be the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Gadson 23+4reb+4ast, L.Cequeira 16+4reb+4ast, J.Cangelosi 11+3reb+1ast, E.Basabe 11+6reb+2ast, C.Crawford 11+12reb+2ast, F.Zarate 5+1reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: K.Lamonte 23+3reb+5ast, M.Cosolito 11+8reb+4ast, J.Williams 10+8reb, A.Boccia 8+2reb+1ast, F.Vallejos 8, D.Guaita 7+1reb
gschID: 523737


Obras Basket - Atenas 86-97

There was a small surprise in Buenos Aires where ninth ranked Atenas (20-30) won against 6th ranked Obras Basket (25-28) 97-86 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. Obras Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Lisandro Rasio (198-90, agency: Pro Sports) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Diego Gerbaudo (178-89) who added 16 points and 7 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) during the contest. Five Atenas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Walter Herrmann (206-79) scored 26 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Atenas maintains ninth position with 20-30 record. Obras Basket lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 28 games lost. Atenas will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round.
Top scorers:
Atenas: L.Rasio 21+8reb+2ast, D.Gerbaudo 16+4reb+7ast, D.Lo Grippo 15+3reb+2ast, M.Chiarini 12+3reb+3ast, B.Labaque 11+3ast, F.Baralle 9
Obras Basket: W.Herrmann 26+4reb, D.Horner 20+10reb+3ast, T.Zanzottera 15+2reb+3ast, M.Leiva 8+3reb, F.Mariani 7+1ast, J.Richard 4+4reb
gschID: 523735


San Lorenzo - Quilmes MP 88-65

Very expected game in Almagra where 7th ranked Quilmes MP (23-28) was crushed by first ranked San Lorenzo (36-15) 88-65 on Tuesday. San Lorenzo outrebounded Quilmes MP 39-25 including 32 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and Uruguayan center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports) who added 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) with 16 points and guard Eric Flor (186-93) scored 13 points. 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. San Lorenzo have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 36-15 record. Loser Quilmes MP keeps the seventh place with 28 games lost. San Lorenzo will face Argentino (#4) in Junin in the next round. Quilmes MP will play at home against Libertad Sunchales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 24+4reb+2ast, M.Calfani 11+8reb+1ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 10+3reb+2ast, C.Matias Sandes 9+6reb+4ast, S.Scala 9+2ast, M.Mata 8+4reb+5ast
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 16+1reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 14, E.Flor 13+3reb+1ast, I.Clark 5+1reb, I.Basualdo 4+5reb+3ast, T.Robinson 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 523736


Echague - Hispano Am. 66-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Hispano Am.'s (20-33) road victory over 10th ranked Echague (8-44) 88-66 on Monday. The game without a history. Hispano Am. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American Larry OBannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Alejandro Zilli (200-82) who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Hispano Am. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) with 18 points and American center Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. 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. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains ninth position with 20-33 record. Echague lost ninth consecutive game. Echague at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth place with 44 games lost. Hispano Am. will face higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Echague will play on the road against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: L.O'Bannon 17+6reb+6ast, K.Austin 14+5reb, M.Byro 12+2reb+1ast, A.Zilli 11+8reb+4ast, M.Bernardini 9, J.Treise 8+2reb+2ast
Echague: G.Solano 18+2reb+3ast, C.Buemo 14, D.Caracter 8+12reb, E.Stucky 8+1reb, J.Baeza 6+1reb+3ast, D.Green 5+2reb
gschID: 523733


Instituto - Weber Bahia 82-97

Not a big story in a game in Cordoba where 5th ranked Instituto (29-25) was defeated by third ranked Weber Bahia (28-22) 97-82 on Monday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 56-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Weber Bahia forced 20 Instituto turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists and the former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) who added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) with 7 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and Italian Pablo Bertone (193-90, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Four Instituto players scored in double figures. Weber Bahia maintains third position with 28-22 record having thirteen points less than leader San Lorenzo. Loser Instituto keeps the fifth place with 25 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round where they are favorite. Instituto will play at home against Echague (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 33+4reb+6ast, H.Jasen 15+7reb+4ast, A.Laveal Johnson 15+2reb+1ast, F.Corvalan 8+2reb+5ast, M.Fjellerup 8+3reb+2ast, M.Fernandez 7+1reb+4ast
Instituto: D.Phillip 18+2ast, J.DeGroat 18+2reb+2ast, P.Bertone 16+2reb+4ast, G.Whelan 11+1reb+4ast, S.Clancy 7+12reb+6ast, M.Gerlero 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 523732


Regatas C. - Boca Jrs 95-79

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Regatas Corrientes (31-20) beat at home 10th ranked Boca Juniors (17-36) 95-79 on Monday. Regatas Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Boca Juniors' 34. Regatas Corrientes looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) who added 20 points and 10 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) with 14 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Fernando Funes (193-83) scored 16 points and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position with 31-20 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. Boca Juniors lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 36 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 20+2reb+10ast, F.Martina 15+8reb, D.Sims 15+3reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 13+13reb+8ast, F.Ramirez 11+3reb, C.Troutman 10+5reb+3ast
Boca Jrs: F.Funes 16+2reb+6ast, L.Gargallo 16+2reb+5ast, F.Lampropoulos 14+9reb+2ast, W.McDonald 11+6reb, N.Gianella 11+4reb+4ast, L.Perez 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 523734





Recap of TNA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Alianza Viedma - Atenas Carmen 80-78

Alianza Viedma held off Atenas Carmen to gain 1-0 lead. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Atenas won third quarter 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Point guard Pedro Franco (187-81) nailed 18 points and 6 assists for the winning side and swingman Mateo Gaynor (199-90) accounted for 10 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists and Emiliano Agostino (191-84) added 18 points respectively for Atenas in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Alianza Viedma: P.Franco 18+1reb+6ast, A.Knecht 14+2reb+2ast, O.McCullough 14+4reb, M.Tabieres 12+5reb, M.Gaynor 10+8reb, L.Nwogbo 8+7reb
Atenas Carmen: E.Agostino 18+3reb+1ast, S.Cutley 16+15reb+6ast, M.Percaz 15+4reb+3ast, H.Wilkerson 12+1reb, H.Etchepare 11+1reb+1ast, G.Peralta 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 545867


Hindu - San Isidro 87-55

Hindu knocked down San Isidro in the opener. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Nicolas Paletta (180-87) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Center Santiago Gonzalez (203-83) produced 9 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Jonathan Durley (203-88, college: Wichita St.) added 14 points and 5 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:
Hindu: K.Jones 14+8reb+3ast, N.Paletta 14+3reb+4ast, P.Fernandez 12+4reb+4ast, M.Coronel 9+6reb+1ast, S.Mora 9+2reb, P.Moya 8+7reb
San Isidro: J.Durley 14+5reb, S.Gonzalez 9+8reb+3ast, A.Lozano 7+1reb, M.Muller 7+2reb+1ast, S.Acevedo 6+5reb+1ast, J.Kelly 3+3ast
gschID: 545865


Estudiantes O. - Parque Sur 94-87

Estudiantes O. rallied past Parque Sur for 1-0 advantage. Estudiantes O. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Parque Sur helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Joaquin Gamazo (198-91) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Estudiantes O.'s coach Gustavo Fernandez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Elnes Bolling (189-91) answered with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Guido Mariani (193-94) added 20 points in the effort for Parque Sur. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes O.: J.Gamazo 21+8reb, D.Figueredo 18+4reb+4ast, S.Arese 16+9reb+5ast, E.Dominguez 11+4reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 10+4reb+5ast, L.Portillo 10+1reb+3ast
Parque Sur: G.Mariani 20+4reb+1ast, S.Bernasconi 15+7reb, E.Bolling 14+8reb+5ast, A.Jure 12+2ast, J.Stroud 11+3reb+2ast, P.Alderete 9+3reb
gschID: 545868


Comunicaciones - Union SF 89-81

Comunicaciones toppled Union SF to secure the lead in the quarterfinal series. Comunicaciones made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Comunicaciones outrebounded Union SF 37-26 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Union SF was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Cameroonian power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Comunicaciones players scored in double figures. Comunicaciones' coach Fernando Rivero allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side swingman Bruno Barovero (194-90) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Miguel Isola (197-83) scored 20 points.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: G.Essengue 18+6reb+1ast, N.Lauria 18+12reb+3ast, F.Vietta Stechina 14+5reb+4ast, A.Pau 14+1reb+6ast, N.Gimenez 8+3reb, C.Romero 6+1reb
Union SF: M.Isola 20+1reb+1ast, B.Barovero 16+8reb+3ast, M.Stibbins 13+6reb, M.Borsatti 11+1reb, T.Ligorria 9+3reb+1ast, P.Tabarez 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 545866





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Bullets add Holt to their roster, ex CEZ Nymburk - by Eurobasket News

Brisbane Bullets (NBL) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Stephen Holt (193-88kg-91, college: St.Mary's, CA). He already started the season at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 14 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg last season. Holt also played that season for Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 17 games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. Holt's team won Czech Republic Cup.
He is quite experienced player. Holt's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Holt tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Spain (Andorra), Australia (United) and D-League (Canton Charge).
Holt attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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, Vitebsk18.1 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.0 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.16.8 
 7. Navoichyk, Prine.16.2 
 8. Volodkin, Impuls B.15.6 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.14.3 
 10. Liutych, Tsmoki II14.3 
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.9.0 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 5. Chumakov, Prine.8.2 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.2 
 7. Kopacev, GO.8.0 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.5 
 9. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.7 
 2. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.4 
 3. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.3 
 4. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.7 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.6 
 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.4.1 
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. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.1 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.0 
 6. Chumakov, Prine.1.8 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.8 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.1.8 
 9. Zahar, Impuls B.1.8 
 10. Tatur, COR-Borisfen1.8 
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 


Premier League Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Grodno-93 advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

COR-Borisfen - Grodno-93 83-98

Grodno-93 outgunned COR-Borisfen to advance into Premier League Finals. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-83. Grodno-93 forced 20 COR-Borisfen turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Ukrainian forward Ivan Kaliayev (200-87) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Yuri Mishukov (205-85) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Artem Malkov (185-88) scored 17 points. Five Grodno-93 and four COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 22+9reb, A.Malkov 17+2reb+3ast, S.Tatur 13+3ast, A.Aheyenka 10+4reb+3ast, P.Bliznets 7+3reb, A.Kharkevich 6+5reb+4ast
Grodno-93: I.Kaliayev 20+3reb+5ast, K.Sitnik 19+3reb+1ast, A.Navoichyk 18+2reb+3ast, Y.Mishukov 15+9reb+1ast, V.Korzh 11+5reb+4ast, K.Chumakov 6+2reb
gschID: 545800





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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, Antwerp17.1 
 3. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar15.4 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .14.9 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 7. Badji, Kangoeroes14.1 
 8. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 9. Demps, Mons-Hai.13.9 
 10. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.6 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.2 
 3. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 4. Ubel, Brussels6.7 
 5. Ware, Antwerp6.7 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 7. Fields, Liege6.2 
 8. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .5.9 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.8 
 2. Anderson, Limburg .5.2 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.2 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.9 
 5. Loubry, Brussels4.5 
 6. Clark, Antwerp4.3 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.3 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 3. Channels, Kango.1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Clark, Antwerp1.4 
 6. Hertay, Liege1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Richardson, Spirou1.2 
 10. Muya, Brussels1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 2. Fields, Liege0.9 
 3. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 5. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 7. Blair, Aalstar0.6 
 8. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
 9. Ware, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Ubel, Brussels0.6 


Badji's 26 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old power forward Pape Badji (208-F/C-92) had a great game in the last round for Kangoeroes and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
He had the game-high 26 points adding nine rebounds for Kangoeroes in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Liege (#10, 5-29) 86-84. Kangoeroes is placed at 5th position in Belgian league. Kangoeroes 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 18-16 record. Badji turned to be Kangoeroes' top player in his first season with the team. Badji has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 14.2ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 7.1rpg) and averages solid 59.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-G-94) of Leuven. He is American guard in his first season at Leuven. In the last game Miller-McIntyre recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Leuven lost that game 86-91 to the higher-ranked Brussels (#3, 20-14). Leuven managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. 25 lost games are too many comparing to just nine victories Leuven managed to get this year. Miller-McIntyre is a newcomer at Leuven and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Kangoeroes' star - guard Wesley Channels (190-PG-88). Channels showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was another key player of Kangoeroes, helping his team with a 86-84 win against the lower-ranked Liege (#10, 5-29). Kangoeroes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 16 lost games. Channels has a great season in Belgium. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.8ppg (9th best) and assists with 4.9apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Demitrius Conger (196-F-90) of Antwerp - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Brandon Ubel (209-F/C-91) of Brussels - 21 points and 8 rebounds
6. Jason Clark (188-G-90) of Antwerp - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Domien Loubry (186-PG-85) of Brussels - 23 points and 4 assists
8. Gavin Ware (206-C/F-93) of Antwerp - 16 points and 10 rebounds
9. Khalid Boukichou (208-C-92) of Oostende - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Yunio Barrueta (198-F/G-93) of Aalstar - 15 points and 9 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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NEBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Belmopan Bandits reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Cayo Western B. - San Pedro T. 75-63

Cayo Western stayed alive in the semifinal series versus San Pedro. They earned home win in Game 2 to force the decider. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Darwin Leslie (191-SF-81) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
gschID: 545187


Belmopan B. - Dangriga W. 76-72

Belmopan Bandits advanced into NEBL Finals. They held off Dangriga in the second semifinal clash to complete the sweep. Dangriga W. was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Farron Louriano (198-C/F-89) delivered 24 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Bandits.
gschID: 545186





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Igokea celebrate the victory in Game 1 of the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Igokea edged Bosna-Royal 87-71 in the opener of the Finals. Trailing 17-19 at the end of the first period, Igokea tied it all at 44-44 when the teams left the court at the halftime. Igokea fully dominated the second half and won the game. They erupted with a 25-7 surge in the decisive third period to take the lead in the final series.
James Robinson (190-PG-94, college: Pittsburgh) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Blaz Mahkovic (201-F-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) netted 17. Drasko Albijanic (211-C-86, agency: BeoExcell) scored 13, whilst Vuk Radivojevic (196-G-83) delivered 11 for the winners. Maksim Sturanovic (209-C-88, agency: 011 Sports) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, while DORDEVIC poured in 14.



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Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anthony, Macae20.7 
 2. Stallworth, Mogi20.5 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros18.6 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.5 
 7. Andrade, Bauru18.1 
 8. Garcia, Bauru18.1 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia18.1 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.4 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 4. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Andrade, Bauru6.8 
 7. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.7 
 8. Curnell, Mogi6.6 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia6.5 
 10. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.4 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Borges, Franca5.6 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.3 
 5. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 6. Pecos, Paulistano5.1 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.4.8 
 8. Fischer, Flamengo4.7 
 9. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Larry TAYLOR
  Mogi
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Taylor, Mogi1.9 
 2. Garcia, Bauru1.8 
 3. Dawkins, Vitoria1.8 
 4. Jackson, Vasco D.1.8 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 6. Schneider, Macae1.6 
 7. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 8. Machado, B.Cea.1.6 
 9. Bresolin, Vitoria1.6 
 10. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Lenz, Pinheiros0.8 
 4. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 5. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 6. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 7. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 8. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 9. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 10. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Sena, Contagem17.3 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.16.2 
 3. Vezaro, Joinville16.1 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau14.5 
 5. Filho, Botafogo.14.3 
 6. Gaines, Blumenau14.1 
 7. Maistro, Contagem13.1 
 8. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.1 
 9. Alvim, Contagem12.0 
 10. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Sena, Contagem8.4 
 3. Silva, Blumenau7.9 
 4. Moreira, Botafogo.7.9 
 5. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.5 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.7.0 
 7. Alvim, Contagem6.8 
 8. Russell, Botafogo.6.6 
 9. Jeronimo, Joinville6.3 
 10. Silva, Brusque6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem4.4 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville4.0 
 4. Perez, Contagem3.9 
 5. Semmke, Blumenau3.3 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Stocks, Blumenau2.8 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.8 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 10. Alvim, Contagem2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.0 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.9 
 3. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.8 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.7 
 5. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 6. Vezaro, Joinville1.5 
 7. Romualdo, Contagem1.4 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 9. Froehlich, Joinville1.3 
 10. Alvim, Contagem1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Sena, Contagem1.3 
 2. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 3. Silva, Blumenau0.8 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 5. Jeronimo, Joinville0.7 
 6. Maistro, Contagem0.7 
 7. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 8. Tiago, Brusque0.6 
 9. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 10. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 


NBB Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Paulistano, Vitoria and Pinheiros advance into semifinal round - by Eurobasket News

Franca - Paulistano 67-80

Paulistano overcame Franca in the decider to reach the semifinal stage. Forward Lucas Dias-Silva (209-95) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Renato Carbonari (206-87) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Alexey Borges (188-95) came up with 16 points and 5 assists and international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) added 16 points respectively for Vivo/Franca in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Franca: A.Borges 16+2reb+5ast, H.Coelho 16+2reb+2ast, P.Lima 10+3reb, L.Cipolini 10+4reb+1ast, A.Ferreira 6+1reb, I.Goncalves 5+3reb+2ast
Paulistano: L.Dias Silva 20+10reb+1ast, R.Carbonari 14+9reb, G.Lucas 12+3reb+4ast, Y.Dos Santos 12+1reb+3ast, G.Hubner 8+1reb, A.Pecos 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 545971


Mogi - Vitoria 85-95

Vitoria outscored Mogi das Cruzes to ensure the next round birth. Universo/Vitoria made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Mogi was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Keyron Sheard (188-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 assists for the winners and the former international Arthur Silva (196-82) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Five Universo/Vitoria players scored in double figures. Naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) responded with 35 points (!!!) and the former international point guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) scored 18 points and 9 assists. Mogi's coach Jorge Guerra rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Mogi: S.Stallworth 35+4reb+2ast, L.Taylor 18+4reb+9ast, J.de Oliveira 14+6reb, T.Curnell 9+12reb+3ast, G.Santo 3, G.Filipin 3+1ast
Vitoria: A.Silva 18+7reb, K.Sheard 17+1reb+8ast, C.Hayes 15+4reb+2ast, R.Scholz 13+3reb+2ast, K.Dawkins 10+5reb+4ast, D.Kurtz 8+4reb
gschID: 545970


Flamengo - Pinheiros 75-78

Pinheiros shocked Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro to secure the semifinal birth. Pinheiros made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Pinheiros players scored in double figures. The former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Flamengo. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: O.Rodriguez 25+9reb, J.Paulo Lopez 13+4reb+1ast, M.Vieira 10+6reb+6ast, R.de Souza 9+6reb, M.Machado 9+2reb+4ast, H.Rollins 6+3reb+1ast
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 18+5reb+5ast, C.Bennett 13+5reb+6ast, R.Lenz 11+5reb, A.Neto 11+6reb+3ast, R.Ansaloni 10+9reb+1ast, G.Teichmann 7+11reb+1ast
gschID: 545969





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski20.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski15.9 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.1 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski7.9 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.8 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.2 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.1 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.4 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 4. Karamfilov, Cherno M.1.9 
 5. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 6. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 7. Jones, Beroe1.7 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 9. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 8. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 9. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.6 


NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Rilski and Beroe record wins - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Acad. - Rilski 80-89

Rilski shocked Lukoil on the road to secure 1-0 lead in the opener. Rilski made 31-of-39 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Lukoil Acad. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 23 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Four Rilski players scored in double figures. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and the former international swingman Hristo Zahariev (197-90) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Rilski: E.Bruinsma 22+11reb, D.Shelton 20+23reb+3ast, Y.Bozov 20+4reb+5ast, Z.Georgiev 16+9reb+3ast, S.Francis 6+2reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 3+1reb+2ast
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 13+7reb+10ast, H.Zahariev 12+8reb+3ast, P.Ivanov 11+4reb+1ast, D.Dimitrov 10+6reb+4ast, M.Korniyenko 9+9reb+1ast, B.Avramov 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545962


Beroe - Cherno More 102-68

Beroe toppled Cherno More to surge ahead in the semifinal series. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Cherno More's 28. They outrebounded Cherno More 39-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Beroe especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. DR Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St.) contributed with 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Naturalized Portuguese swingman Venelin Hristov (198-95) answered with 12 points and Serbian power forward Filip Dedijer (205-88) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cherno More. 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:
Beroe: O.Gudul 26+5reb, B.Raley-Ross 18+8reb+7ast, A.Jones 12+7reb+1ast, T.Zhelev 12+3reb+6ast, T.Todorov 8+8reb, S.Tesija 8+5reb+1ast
Cherno More: V.Georgiev 12+1reb+2ast, V.Hristov 12+4reb+1ast, F.Dedijer 10+5reb, A.Natskin 8+3reb+4ast, N.Djuric 8+3reb, A.Dikov 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 545961





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Indianapolis clinches top seed, Mississippi earns playoff bid, Illinois & Bowling Green battle for final spot - by Eurobasket News

INDIANAPOLIS 110, FORT WAYNE 94: (Indianapolis, Ind.) - It was fitting that two teams, separated by approximately 125 miles, and no love lost for one another, would be battling for first place this evening in the final regular season game. After Fort Wayne edged out their cross-state rivals Indianapolis in the season opener, the hosts were looking for revenge on their home court. Things did not begin well for Indianapolis, as the defending champions stormed out the gate, building an early 15-point lead in the first quarter, and went into halftime with a 54-40 lead. But the second half was all Indianapolis, as they erupted for 70 points in the final two quarters, including outscoring Fort Wayne 38-12 in the third frame to not only hand Fort Wayne its third defeat overall in the last four games, but also earn its first victory versus Fort Wayne in their fifth attempt over the last two years. Indianapolis (6-2) was led by Anthony White (6'3''-G-92, college: Mercer) (29 points) and Willliam McClure (18 points), while Fort Wayne (5-3) was led by Antonio Cannon (6'0''-PG-92, college: Indiana Tech) (33 points) and Greg Foster (6'2''-G-89, college: Saginaw Valley) (18 points). By virtue of the victory, Indianapolis earns the top seed for next weekend's postseason tournament in Danville, Illinois, while Fort Wayne will either be the second-seed or third-seed for the playoffs. Both teams will have a chance to play each other potentially in the championship game should they advance in their semifinal matchups next Saturday.
MISSISSIPPI 103, BOWLING GREEN 90: (Memphis, Tenn.) - Bowling Green, who had won four of their last five games, had one objective tonight: win and clinch a playoff berth. Mississippi, on the other hand, who had lost three consecutive games, would be eliminated from playoff contention with a defeat tonight. The hosts, who were 0-4 all-time against Bowling Green, did not look like a team, though, who had been trending downward, as they dominated the first quarter of play, and held Bowling Green to a league-record six points in the second quarter, en route to a 21-point halftime lead. Bowling Green tried to make a comeback in the second half, but Mississippi held their ground by maintaining their double-digit lead and cruising to a comfortable 13-point victory. Just like Indianapolis did with Fort Wayne earlier, this was Mississippi's first victory over Bowling Green in their fifth attempt over the last three years. Mississippi (4-4) was led by three players with 20 points or more: Jermell Abram (5'11''-PG) with 29 points, Jerry Hampton (6'9''-C, college: Le Moyne-Owen) with 26 points, and Anthony Jones with 20 points. Bowling Green (4-3) was led by Jared Stephens (5'10''-G, college: Carson-Newman) with 23 points and Damarius Smith (6'2''-G-91, college: Lipscomb) with 15 points. By virtue of their large margin of victory, not only did Mississippi eliminate Baltimore from the playoff race, but also clinched a playoff berth in a dramatic turnaround from last year's 1-7 record. Bowling Green, through the defeat, will be in a win-or-go-home matchup tomorrow afternoon in Illinois for the final playoff spot.
ILLINOIS 108, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 104: (Nashville, Tenn.) - Needing two victories this weekend to clinch a playoff spot for the postseason tournament next weekend on their home court, Illinois tried to handle half of their weekend task this evening against a Middle Tennessee squad playing for pride. After a back-and-forth first half, featuring 12 lead changes, Middle Tennessee pulled away right before halftime and led by 10 points at the break. In the third quarter, the hosts extended their lead to to 13 points at 56-43, before Illinois executed a critical 19-5 run to regain the advantage late in the period. In the final frame, both teams again made things competitive with five lead changes. But with the score tied up at 91-91 with less than three minutes remaining, Illinois went on a 9-0 run to put the game away and earn their fourth victory of the season. Illinois (4-3), who has won three out of their last four games, was led by Kashif Watson (6'4''-G-87, college: Idaho) (27 points) and Brandon Greene (6'6''-F, college: Shaw) (24 points), while Middle Tennessee (1-7), who finished the season with a seven-game losing streak, was led by Torye Pelham (6'6''-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) (29 points), Fabien LaRonde (6'2''-G-90) (22 points) and George Stanberry (5'11''-PG-94) (20 points). With the victory and Bowling Green loss earlier in the evening, it puts tomorrow afternoon's sole game in the league as the ultimate event, with the winner of the Illinois-Bowling Green matchup clinching the final playoff berth and the loser being eliminated from playoff contention.
Courtesy of: playcba.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.7 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas25.5 
 5. Robinson, Osorno23.0 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas21.2 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.20.9 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.8 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.12.8 
 3. Crawford, CDU C.11.6 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas11.3 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 6. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 7. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 8. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.6 
 9. Diaz, Puente Alto10.0 
 10. Lee, CD Castro10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.3 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.6 
 4. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 5. Munoz, Osorno4.9 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.5 
 7. Saez, Tinguiri.4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.8 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.5 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 3. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.6 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
 7. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
 8. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 9. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 10. Cheek, Las Animas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight MCCOMBS
  CDE T.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. McCombs, CDE T.1.3 
 2. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 3. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 4. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 5. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 6. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 7. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.8 
 9. Diaz, Puente Alto0.7 
 10. Isla, CD Valdivia0.7 


CDE Talca claim Liga Nacional title - by Eurobasket News

CDE Talca - Osorno 75-66

CDE Talca celebrated Liga Nacional title. They overcame Osorno at home court for the fourth straight win and captured the trophy. Osorno Basquetbol was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-18 charge of Espanol de Talca, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida, agency: DTMones) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 21 rebounds and 5 blocks. The former international point guard Francisco Bravo (174-87) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Espanol de Talca players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and Nigerian-American center Reggie Okosa (207-80, college: La Salle) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Osorno Basquetbol's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
CDE Talca: D.McCombs 16+21reb+3ast, P.Barraza 15+6reb+1ast, F.Bravo 13+5reb+4ast, S.Bravo 11+4reb+3ast, E.Sepulveda 8+5reb+1ast, D.Jones 7+3reb
Osorno: B.Robinson 21+10reb+6ast, R.Okosa 12+11reb+3ast, M.Hernandez 10+1reb+4ast, J.Fontena 9+5reb, R.Munoz 5+5reb+3ast, M.Schenoni 4+2reb
gschID: 545183





Libcentro Pro Round 2: Liceo Curico loses to Puente Alto - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Libcentro Pro.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Liceo Curico (1-1) on the court of Puente Alto on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Puente Alto 74-58. Puente Alto forced 19 Liceo Curico turnovers. The best player for the winners was swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) chipped in 13 points. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Puente Alto is looking forward to face Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liceo Curico will play against Brisas (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between Stadio Italiano and Sergio Ceppi where Stadio Italiano (1-1) beat Sergio Ceppi (0-2) on the road 65-55. Argentinian Juan-Martin Cardenas (-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Piero Simonetti contributed with 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Elias Donoso (-86) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Sergio Ceppi. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stadio Italiano will play against Arturo Prat (#7) in San Felipe in the next round. Sergio Ceppi will play at home against Puente Alto to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Puerto Varas was also quite interesting. Brisas (2-0) played at the court of Aleman (0-2). Brisas did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 70-52 on Saturday. Sascha Frings had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Marcelo Villagran responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisas will meet Liceo Curico (#4) in the next round. Aleman will play against Sportiva Italiana in Valparaiso and hope to win that game.
The game in San Felipe was also worth to mention about. Sportiva Italiana (2-0) played at the court of Arturo Prat (0-2). Sportiva Italiana defeated Arturo Prat 79-67. Francoise Diaz notched 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Sportiva Italiana's next round opponent will be Aleman (#6) in Puerto Varas where they are favorite. Arturo Prat will play at home against Stadio Italiano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 2nd round was 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Felipe Oyarzun of Brisas.

Sergio Ceppi - Stadio Italiano 55-65

Another exciting game was between Stadio Italiano and Sergio Ceppi where Stadio Italiano (1-1) beat Sergio Ceppi (0-2) on the road 65-55. Stadio Italiano forced 26 Sergio Ceppi turnovers. Argentinian Juan-Martin Cardenas (-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Piero Simonetti (-93) contributed with 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Elias Donoso (-86) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds and Jose Parra (-91) added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sergio Ceppi. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stadio Italiano will play against Arturo Prat (#7) in San Felipe in the next round. Sergio Ceppi will play at home against Puente Alto to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: E.Donoso 14+9reb, J.Parra 7+8reb+1ast, R.Gatica 7+1ast, P.Catalan 6+10reb, J.Sotelo 5+2reb, J.Borquez 5+1reb
Stadio Italiano: J.Martin Cardenas 19+3reb+4ast, J.Ulloa 10+2reb+1ast, P.Simonetti 9+11reb+1ast, C.Asenjo 8+2reb+2ast, S.Alvarez 7+7reb, C.Abarca 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 544545


Puente Alto - Liceo Curico 74-58

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Liceo Curico (1-1) on the court of Puente Alto on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Puente Alto 74-58. Puente Alto forced 19 Liceo Curico turnovers. The best player for the winners was swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) chipped in 13 points. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Benjamin Acuna (182-88) added 8 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Puente Alto is looking forward to face Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liceo Curico will play against Brisas (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 20+7reb+1ast, G.Contreras 13+4reb+2ast, B.Acuna 8+4reb+8ast, J.Cofre 5+1reb, V.Cerda 4+7reb, F.Diaz 3+1reb
Puente Alto: D.Valenzuela 17+6reb+3ast, F.Pena 13+4reb+1ast, A.Pinedo 9+2reb+3ast, J.Ignacio Collao 9+1reb, M.Sepulveda 8+1reb+2ast, S.Silva 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 544543


Aleman - Brisas 52-70

The game in Puerto Varas was also quite interesting. Brisas (2-0) played at the court of Aleman (0-2). Brisas did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 70-52 on Saturday. Brisas looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Power forward Sascha Frings (202-86) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Ruben Molina (192-88) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Four Brisas players scored in double figures. Forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and forward Marko Castro (192-88) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisas will meet Liceo Curico (#4) in the next round. Aleman will play against Sportiva Italiana in Valparaiso and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aleman: M.Villagran 12+6reb+3ast, M.Grandon 12+1reb+3ast, R.Caceres 10+5reb+3ast, M.Castro 8+9reb+1ast, P.Fernandez 3+3reb+1ast, P.Montecinos 3+5reb
Brisas: F.Oyarzun 15+5reb+5ast, S.Frings 14+11reb+2ast, S.Fuentes 11+7reb+2ast, R.Molina 11+8reb+6ast, A.Jara 9+3ast, E.Gonzalez 6
gschID: 544546


Arturo Prat - Sportiva Italiana 67-79

The game in San Felipe was also worth to mention about. Sportiva Italiana (2-0) played at the court of Arturo Prat (0-2). Sportiva Italiana defeated Arturo Prat 79-67. Sportiva Italiana made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Francoise Diaz (-87) notched 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) supported him with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by Boris Guerra (-87) did not help to save the game for Arturo Prat. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) added 22 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Sportiva Italiana's next round opponent will be Aleman (#6) in Puerto Varas where they are favorite. Arturo Prat will play at home against Stadio Italiano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 22+6reb, B.Guerra 22+9reb+1ast, C.Ubillo 8+2reb, F.Ortega 6+4reb+1ast, E.Garrido 4+3reb, C.Jorquera 2+1reb
Sportiva Italiana: C.Bustamante 22+6reb, F.Diaz 18+8reb+2ast, G.Hernandez 11+2reb+2ast, C.Rios 7+4reb+3ast, R.Cotroneo 6+5reb, D.Castillo 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 544544





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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.0 
 4. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garret KERR
  BK Kolin
  (194-F-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kerr, BK Kolin9.1 
 2. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy7.5 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Painter, NH Ostrava7.1 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
 8. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.4 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.3 
 5. Simmons, Prostejov5.3 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Kouril, BK Opava4.5 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.4 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 5. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 6. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 8. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 9. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.7 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Pardu.0.7 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.6 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek26.3 
 2. Peterka, Nymburk B26.1 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B22.4 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice21.6 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.6 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek18.9 
 7. Streba, USK P.18.6 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.4 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.18.1 
 10. Nehoda, Zlin17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.4 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.2 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov9.8 
 4. Kvapil, Opava B9.1 
 5. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.8.9 
 6. Bubak, Vysocina8.9 
 7. Streba, USK P.8.6 
 8. Englicky, Sokol Pisek8.5 
 9. Novak, Vysocina8.4 
 10. Voslajer, Zlin8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.7.9 
 2. Petric, Pardubice4.6 
 3. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.4 
 4. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 5. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.1 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.1 
 7. Dlugos, Nymburk B3.8 
 8. Novak, Vysocina3.8 
 9. Jancik, Havirov3.6 
 10. Bukovjan, Ostrava3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.6 
 2. Potocek, Pardubice2.2 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK2.1 
 4. Novak, Vysocina2.1 
 5. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen2.0 
 7. Slechta, Sokol Pisek2.0 
 8. Nehoda, Zlin2.0 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B1.9 
 10. Svoboda, Nymburk B1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.3 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 3. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 4. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 6. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 7. Kozak, GBA Sparta0.9 
 8. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 
 9. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.8 
 10. Schinko, Basket K.0.8 


Bullets add Holt to their roster, ex CEZ Nymburk - by Eurobasket News

Brisbane Bullets (NBL) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Stephen Holt (193-88kg-91, college: St.Mary's, CA). He already started the season at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 14 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg last season. Holt also played that season for Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 17 games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. Holt's team won Czech Republic Cup.
He is quite experienced player. Holt's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Holt tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Spain (Andorra), Australia (United) and D-League (Canton Charge).
Holt attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

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1Liga Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Nymburk B and Sokol HK enter Final - by Eurobasket News

Slavoj Litom. - Nymburk B 77-78

Nymburk B snatched a narrow road win over Slavoj Litom. to advance into 1Liga Final. Guard Theodor Dlugos (183-97) fired 26 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Matej Svoboda (200-96) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Center Martin Klimes (203-83, college: Vermont) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Michal Sotnar (187-92) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nymburk B: T.Dlugos 26+1reb+6ast, M.Svoboda 17+9reb+1ast, M.Ivan 12+2reb, L.Stegbauer 11+9reb+2ast, M.Kolar 5+3reb+2ast, E.Kotasek 4
Slavoj Litom.: M.Klimes 17+9reb+1ast, M.Sotnar 14+1reb+5ast, A.Zampach 14+3reb+1ast, A.Alic 13+1reb+1ast, J.Zbroj 9+4reb, M.Basta 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 545259


Sokol H.K. - Loko Plzen 75-63

Sokol Hradec Kralove held off Loko Plzen to enter Final. Sokol Hradec Kralove outrebounded BK Loko Plzen 38-22 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Ondrej Peterka (198-91, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Samuel Faifr (203-93, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 19 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Four Sokol Hradec Kralove players scored in double figures. Point guard Vaclav Honomichl (186-92) answered with 17 points and 4 assists and naturalized Uruguayan forward Martin Volf (198-80) added 19 points in the effort for BK Loko Plzen.
Top scorers:
Sokol H.K.: S.Faifr 19+2reb+2ast, O.Peterka 14+8reb+2ast, P.Majerik 11+11reb+1ast, P.Andres 10+1reb+6ast, T.Kirsbaum 7+3reb, M.Honzak 6+3reb
Loko Plzen: M.Volf 19+2reb+1ast, V.Honomichl 17+4reb+4ast, J.Kovanda 12+4reb, J.Lejsek 6+5reb+2ast, K.Riha 5+1reb+1ast, J.Suchy 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 545258





NBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. BK Decin and BK Opava celebrate wins - by Eurobasket News

BK Decin - BK Pardubice 74-54

BK Decin beat Pardubice to take 2-1 lead in the semifinal series. BK Decin outrebounded BK Pardubice 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. BK Pardubice was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for the former international point guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. International forward Lukas Palyza (202-89) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. American guard Lamb Autrey (191-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with 6 points and 5 assists and point guard Viktor Pulpan (191-96, agency: Diamond Sports) added 10 points respectively for BK Pardubice in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: T.Vyoral 20+8reb+2ast, L.Palyza 17+3reb+1ast, P.Houska 10+5reb+3ast, R.Landa 7+8reb+4ast, T.Pomikalek 6+4reb, O.Siska 5+4reb+2ast
BK Pardubice: V.Pulpan 10+3reb+1ast, D.Pandula 9+3reb+1ast, J.Wall 9+1reb+2ast, L.Autrey 6+4reb+5ast, L.Kotas 6+2reb, D.Burnett 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 545328


BK Opava - CEZ Nymburk 80-76

BK Opava held off CEZ Nymburk to narrow the deficit. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 6 assists. The former international guard Radim Klecka (189-90) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. Five BK Opava players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Bryon Allen (193-92, college: George Mason) with 18 points and 5 assists and Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
BK Opava: J.Sirina 18+3reb+6ast, R.Klecka 15+8reb+3ast, F.Zbranek 14+4reb+1ast, V.Cvek 12+4reb+2ast, V.Bujnoch 10+6reb, R.Dragoun 6+1reb
CEZ Nymburk: B.Allen 18+2reb+5ast, H.Sant-Roos 16+6reb+3ast, P.Benda 10+7reb+1ast, K.Hall 9+5reb+1ast, J.Welsch 9+6reb+1ast, E.Lawrence 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 545327





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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Club Domingo Paulino step closer to the title - by Eurobasket News

Club Domingo Paulino stepped closer to the title in the Santiago Finals beating Pueblo Nuevo 90-81 in game 3. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84, college: E.Washington) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Robert Glenn (203-PF-89, college: IUPUI) collected 21 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) ended up with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the winning effort. Alejandro Salas Flores (204-PF-81, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC, agency: Basket Management Solutions) finished the game with 21 points and 11 boards in a loss. Jhon Taylor netted 13 and Antonio Pena added 11.
Game 4 is scheduled for tomorrow.



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Liga Superior Round 12: Marquense defeats Thunder in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

An interesting game for Marquense (10-1) which played road game in San Salvador against 4th ranked Thunder (7-5). First ranked Marquense had an easy win 115-68. The game without a history. Marquense led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Thunder's 48. They outrebounded Thunder 52-41 including a 38-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Marquense looked well-organized offensively handing out 42 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Thunder's players. It was a good game for Ronald Flores who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Manuel Artiga (196-83) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Marquense's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Diego Ferrin replied with 24 points and 9 rebounds for Thunder. Marquense maintains first position with 10-1 record. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Marquense are looking forward to face ADB (#8) in San Salvador in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Thunder will play on the road against Ausoles (#9) in Ahuachapan and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game in Chalchuapa was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Izalco (9-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Chalchuapa (4-8). Izalco defeated Chalchuapa 69-57. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists and Julio Crespin who added 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Raul Rodriguez with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Izalco have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-1 record behind leader Marquense. Chalchuapa at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Izalco will play against San Marcos (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chalchuapa will play against Biomedical (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in San Salvador supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked ABA (6-6) played at the court of 8th ranked ADB (3-9). ABA did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 95-76 on Tuesday. The winners were led by Jonathan Zometa who scored that evening 39 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. ABA's coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds by Carlos Rodriguez did not help to save the game for ADB. ABA maintains fifth position with 6-6 record. ADB lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. ABA will meet ExSAL ST (#6) in the next round. ADB will play against the league's leader Marquense in San Marcos and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 12 ExSAL ST beat Biomedical on the road 64-50.
The most impressive performance of 12th round was 4 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals by Wilber Melendez of ExSAL ST.

Biomedical - ExSAL ST 50-64

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked ExSAL ST (5-6) beat on the road bottom-ranked Biomedical (2-10) 64-50 on Thursday. ExSAL ST held Biomedical to an opponent 22.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 35.2 percent accuracy of the winners. ExSAL ST looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ExSAL ST made 17 blocks. The winners were led by Mexican forward Jimmy Villalobos (190-93, college: Westminster, MO) who scored that evening 22 points and 8 rebounds and American center Donald Lawes (201-89, college: Farmingdale St.) supported him with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks. ExSAL ST's coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by guard Carlos Pineda (178-92) did not help to save the game for Biomedical. Salvador Bonilla added 6 points and 13 rebounds. ExSAL ST maintains sixth position with 5-6 record. Loser Biomedical stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. ExSAL ST will meet at home higher ranked ABA (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Biomedical will play against Chalchuapa (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Biomedical: C.Pineda 23+6reb+3ast, C.Herrera 12+4reb+3ast, S.Bonilla 6+13reb+1ast, C.Morales 3+4reb+2ast, R.Cabrera 2+4reb+1ast, N.Cordero 2+9reb+5ast
ExSAL ST: J.Villalobos 22+8reb+3ast, D.Lawes 13+12reb, D.Rivas 7+5reb+3ast, C.Escobar 6+3reb, B.Marroquin 4+6reb+1ast, W.Melendez 4+9reb+11ast
gschID: 544842


Chalchuapa - Izalco 57-69

The game in Chalchuapa was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Izalco (9-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Chalchuapa (4-8). Izalco defeated Chalchuapa 69-57. Chalchuapa was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists and forward Julio Crespin (184-97) who added 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Raul Rodriguez with 20 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Francis Carcamo (167-98) scored 14 points and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Izalco have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-1 record behind leader Marquense. Chalchuapa at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Izalco will play against San Marcos (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chalchuapa will play against Biomedical (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chalchuapa: R.Rodriguez 20+5reb+3ast, F.Carcamo 14+2reb+6ast, D.Paiz 12+4reb+1ast, F.Garcia 4+1reb+1ast, J.Villalobos 3+1reb, M.Barrera 2+9reb
Izalco: M.Thomas 26+20reb+9ast, J.Crespin 22, J.Landaverde 7+2reb, G.Galdamez 5+4reb+3ast, C.Toledo 3+2reb+1ast, E.Valdez 2+1reb
gschID: 544838


ADB - ABA 76-95

The game in San Salvador supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked ABA (6-6) played at the court of 8th ranked ADB (3-9). ABA did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 95-76 on Tuesday. The game without a history. ABA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely ADB outrebounded ABA 52-36 including a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. ABA looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. The winners were led by Jonathan Zometa who scored that evening 39 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and forward Edson Sosa (188-78) supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. ABA's coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds by Carlos Rodriguez (-92) did not help to save the game for ADB. Hector Landaverde (-92) added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Five ADB players scored in double figures. ABA maintains fifth position with 6-6 record. ADB lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. ABA will meet ExSAL ST (#6) in the next round. ADB will play against the league's leader Marquense in San Marcos and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ADB: H.Landaverde 14+6reb+2ast, C.Rodriguez 12+11reb, J.Gonzalez 11+9reb+1ast, C.Canizales 11+5reb+2ast, M.Marroquin 10+5reb+2ast, M.Gonzalez 7+5reb+5ast
ABA: J.Zometa 39+7reb+2ast, E.Sosa 16+9reb+1ast, T.Alfaro 9+1reb+2ast, J.Roque 9+2reb+4ast, M.Vasquez 7+2reb+11ast, L.Medina 6+9reb+2ast
gschID: 544841


Thunder - Marquense 68-115

An interesting game for Marquense (10-1) which played road game in San Salvador against 4th ranked Thunder (7-5). First ranked Marquense had an easy win 115-68. The game without a history. Marquense led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Thunder's 48. They outrebounded Thunder 52-41 including a 38-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Marquense looked well-organized offensively handing out 42 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Thunder's players. It was a good game for Ronald Flores who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Manuel Artiga (196-83) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Marquense players scored in double figures. Marquense's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Diego Ferrin replied with 24 points and 9 rebounds and Marlon Aguilera added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Thunder. Marquense maintains first position with 10-1 record. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Marquense are looking forward to face ADB (#8) in San Salvador in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Thunder will play on the road against Ausoles (#9) in Ahuachapan and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Thunder: D.Ferrin 24+9reb, C.Rivera 12+4reb+3ast, S.Diaz 7+3reb+1ast, M.Aguilera 7+9reb+3ast, O.de Leon 6+1reb+3ast, D.Aguilar 5+9reb+2ast
Marquense: R.Flores 30+5reb+1ast, M.Artiga 16+9reb+3ast, J.Barrera 15+2reb+8ast, K.Gutierrez 14+11reb+3ast, C.Sorto 12+10reb+3ast, H.Urias 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544840





Liga MB Round 36: Halcones defeat Cojute in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Sixth-ranked Cojute (13-11) gave a tough game to third ranked Halcones (19-6) in Sonzacate on Thursday. Halcones managed to secure only three-point victory 106-103. However their fans expected easier game. Halcones forced 22 Cojute turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Tre Brewer (196-90, college: Youngstown St.) who added 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 16 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Halcones have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-6 record having just three points less than leader Santa Tecla. Cojute at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Brujos Izalco (21-4) against fourth ranked Isidro Metapan (17-8) on Friday night. Visiting Brujos Izalco was crushed by Isidro Metapan in Metapan 100-70. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Brujos Izalco. The winners were led by Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who scored that evening 48 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 9 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Edwin Mijares supported him with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 17 assists. Isidro Metapan's coach Darwin Veliz felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) did not help to save the game for Brujos Izalco. Isidro Metapan maintains fourth position with 17-8 record. Brujos Izalco at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Isidro Metapan will play against league's leader Santa Tecla on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Brujos Izalco will play against Santa Ana and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked San Miguel managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they won against twelfth-ranked Santa Ana 101-83. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that San Miguel was well-prepared to that game. The best player for the winners was Jordan Johnson who had a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Tyrone Butler who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. San Miguel (6-19) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Giants and Arcense. Loser Santa Ana keeps the twelfth position with 18 games lost. San Miguel will meet higher ranked Quezaltepeque (#8) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Santa Ana will play against the league's second-placed Brujos Izalco (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (22-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Arcense (6-19) 95-77. It was a good game for Oreste Torres who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. They have an impressive five-game winning streak. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 22-3 record. Arcense at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 19 games lost. Santa Tecla's next round opponent will be Isidro Metapan (#4) at home. Arcense's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Salvador Giants.
The game in La Union was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Canarios (15-9) played at the court of 7th ranked El Rapido (13-12). Canarios defeated El Rapido 100-90 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Reginald Brown who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 26 rebounds and 4 assists. Canarios maintains fifth position with 15-9 record. Loser El Rapido keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Canarios will face Denver-FAS (#9) in San Salvador in the next round. El Rapido will play against Sonsonate and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 36: Cojute lost to Quezaltepeque on the opponent's court 90-104. Halcones outscored 11 Lobos in a home game 105-80. Sonsonate recorded a loss to Giants on the road 89-86.

San Miguel - Santa Ana 101-83

Bottom-ranked San Miguel managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they won against twelfth-ranked Santa Ana 101-83. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that San Miguel was well-prepared to that game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Santa Ana's 54. They outrebounded Santa Ana 57-45 including a 41-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. San Miguel looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jordan Johnson (183-92, college: Tenn Tech) who had a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. Josue Cruz chipped in a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Tyrone Butler (193-88) who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Erick Guevara added 23 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. San Miguel (6-19) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Giants and Arcense. Loser Santa Ana keeps the twelfth position with 18 games lost. San Miguel will meet higher ranked Quezaltepeque (#8) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Santa Ana will play against the league's second-placed Brujos Izalco (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
San Miguel: J.Cruz 29+13reb+2ast, N.Ezeamii 21+14reb+7ast, J.Johnson 18+19reb+15ast, H.Jaimes 15+3reb+3ast, E.Guzman 8+1reb+1ast, J.Guillen 6+5reb+3ast
Santa Ana: T.Butler 31+12reb+5ast, E.Guevara 23+7reb+7ast, T.Dowdell 16+8reb+7ast, V.Sandoval 11+6reb+1ast, D.Pena 2+12reb+4ast, E.Molina 0
gschID: 537116


El Rapido - Canarios 90-100

The game in La Union was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Canarios (15-9) played at the court of 7th ranked El Rapido (13-12). Canarios defeated El Rapido 100-90 on Saturday. Canarios looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Reginald Brown (202-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 26 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) who added 31 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) and Panamanian Manuel Guevara (186-81) scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Canarios maintains fifth position with 15-9 record. Loser El Rapido keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Canarios will face Denver-FAS (#9) in San Salvador in the next round. El Rapido will play against Sonsonate and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Canarios: W.Hepburn 31+11reb+8ast, D.Lawson 26+2reb+6ast, R.Brown 21+26reb+4ast, W.Quijano 11+2reb+3ast, I.Sandoval 7+4reb+1ast, A. Gross Ruano 2+1ast
El Rapido: M.Guevara 28+7reb+3ast, E.Ishman 27+14reb+2ast, S.Esperanza 16+2ast, E.Ramirez 10+13reb+2ast, M.Lopez 7+6reb+4ast, C.Marquina 2+3reb
gschID: 537113


Quezaltepeque - Cojute 104-90

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Cojute (13-11) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Quezaltepeque (11-13) 104-90 on Saturday. Quezaltepeque forced 23 Cojute turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 8 assists and Honduran guard Alvin Cacho (189-87) who added 30 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Quezaltepeque maintains eighth position with 11-13 record. Loser Cojute keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Quezaltepeque will face bottom-ranked San Miguel (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 38+10reb+8ast, A.Cacho 30+5reb+9ast, N.Drayton 19+21reb+2ast, L.Portal 8+2reb+3ast, D.Bairez 5+2reb+6ast, R.Miranda 4+2reb+3ast
Cojute: A.Moe 31+19reb+5ast, B.Golden 24+8reb+8ast, S.Sill 20+7reb+3ast, J.Quintanilla 8+2reb+3ast, B.Garcia 4+6reb+2ast, B.Reyes 3+2reb
gschID: 537115


Halcones - 11 Lobos 105-80

Very predictable result in Sonzacate where third ranked Halcones (19-6) smashed 11th ranked 11 Lobos (9-15) 105-80 on Saturday. Halcones forced 21 11 Lobos turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by 11 Lobos' players. Worth to mention a great performance of American Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!) and 9 assists and the other American import Tre Brewer (196-90, college: Youngstown St.) who added 26 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Halcones players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Haitian Joseph Antoine (203-84, college: Union, TN) with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and American center Marc Montavious (206-90, college: Georgetown, KY) scored 8 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 blocks. Halcones have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-6 record having just three points less than leader Santa Tecla. Loser 11 Lobos dropped to the tenth place with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Halcones: J.Moss 34+4reb+9ast, T.Brewer 26+10reb+2ast, J.Araujo 20+6reb+4ast, R.Miller 13+18reb+5ast, A.Merino 7+4reb+2ast, J.Angulo 3+5reb+5ast
11 Lobos: J.Antoine 37+12reb+3ast, J.Romeus 16+7reb+2ast, M.Gonzalez 10+3reb+5ast, M.Montavious 8+18reb+4ast, K.Campos 5+2reb, G.Galdamez 2+1reb
gschID: 537118


Giants - Sonsonate 89-86

There was an upset in San Salvador where higher ranked Sonsonate (9-15) was edged by fourteenth ranked Giants (6-19) 89-86 on Saturday. Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward James Milton (203, college: Stevenson) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and guard Luis Escoto (180-96) who added 29 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds and Nicaraguan Thomas Vansdell (185-86) scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sonsonate players scored in double figures. Giants moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with San Miguel and Arcense. Sonsonate lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Giants' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in San Salvador to the arena Arcense.
Top scorers:
Giants: L.Escoto 29+3reb+6ast, J.Milton 21+15reb+2ast, M.Brooks 18+4reb+4ast, C.Flores 8+3reb+1ast, J.Kirksey 7+4reb+4ast, J.Lopez 3+2reb+1ast
Sonsonate: T.Vansdell 29+6reb+1ast, A.Rojas 25+13reb+2ast, M.Gudino 15+17reb+3ast, M.Lahud 13+1reb+4ast, J. Guerra 4, Y.Haiti 0
gschID: 537117


Santa Tecla - Arcense 95-77

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (22-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Arcense (6-19) 95-77. Santa Tecla dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Arcense's 30. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Arcense's players. It was a good game for Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Oscar Rivera (190-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Brandon Thompson (193, college: Huston-Tillotson) replied with 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Louis Birdsong (198-88, college: George Mason) added 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Arcense. They have an impressive five-game winning streak. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 22-3 record. Arcense at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 19 games lost. Santa Tecla's next round opponent will be Isidro Metapan (#4) at home. Arcense's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Salvador Giants.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: O.Torres 28+4reb+2ast, C.Arias 14+8reb, O.Rivera 11+6reb+12ast, R.Martinez 11+8reb+4ast, E.Escalante 9+1reb+4ast, J.Mancia 8+7reb
Arcense: B.Thompson 35+8reb+4ast, L.Birdsong 27+13reb+5ast, R.Cardona 6+2reb+1ast, S. Willis 4+4reb+2ast, M.Erazo 3+2reb, J.Reyes 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 537114


Isidro Metapan - Brujos Izalco 100-70

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Brujos Izalco (21-4) against fourth ranked Isidro Metapan (17-8) on Friday night. Visiting Brujos Izalco was crushed by Isidro Metapan in Metapan 100-70. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Brujos Izalco. Isidro Metapan dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Brujos Izalco's 40. They outrebounded Brujos Izalco 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. Isidro Metapan players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. The winners were led by Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who scored that evening 48 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 9 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) supported him with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 17 assists. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Isidro Metapan players scored in double figures. Isidro Metapan's coach Darwin Veliz felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) did not help to save the game for Brujos Izalco. His fellow American import guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Isidro Metapan maintains fourth position with 17-8 record. Brujos Izalco at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Isidro Metapan will play against league's leader Santa Tecla on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Brujos Izalco will play against Santa Ana and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: D.James 48+9reb+9ast, E.Mijares 15+5reb+17ast, J.Colorado 13+5reb+2ast, K.Palmer 12+12reb, H.Navas 8+8reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 4
Brujos Izalco: G.McArthur 23+9reb, C.Blake 15+6reb+4ast, A.Navarrete 8, M.Flores 6+1reb+8ast, T.Elliott 6+5reb, R.Mendez 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 537111


Halcones - Cojute 106-103

Sixth-ranked Cojute (13-11) gave a tough game to third ranked Halcones (19-6) in Sonzacate on Thursday. Halcones managed to secure only three-point victory 106-103. However their fans expected easier game. Halcones forced 22 Cojute turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Jeffery Moss (193-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Tre Brewer (196-90, college: Youngstown St.) who added 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 16 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and forward Scott Sill (206-92, college: Delaware St.) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 20 rebounds. Halcones have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-6 record having just three points less than leader Santa Tecla. Cojute at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Halcones: J.Moss 45+6reb+4ast, T.Brewer 22+8reb+5ast, J.Araujo 18+5reb+3ast, R.Miller 9+18reb+4ast, J.Angulo 6+2reb+3ast, R.Figueroa 3+5reb+2ast
Cojute: B.Golden 39+5reb+16ast, A.Moe 29+9reb+2ast, S.Sill 27+20reb+2ast, B.Garcia 4+13reb+1ast, J.Quintanilla 2+5reb+2ast, L.Quintanilla 2+1reb
gschID: 537110





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

21-year old swingman Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Izalco and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 20 rebounds, while his team beat Chalchuapa (#7, 4-9) 69-57. Izalco maintains the 2nd position in Salvadorean league. They are still close to the very top. Izalco would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-2 record. Thomas just recently signed at Izalco, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Rosemont College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thomas is league's best scorer averaging so far 46.2ppg and is league's best passer with 9.8apg. Thomas is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 19.2rpg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 61.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ronald Flores of top-ranked Marquense. He is a in his second season at Marquense. In the last game Flores recorded impressive 30 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he led Marquense to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Thunder (#4, 8-5) 115-68. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Marquense consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 11-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Flores is well-known at Marquense and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to Diego Ferrin of Thunder (#4). Ferrin scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Ferrin's great performance Thunder lost 68-115 to #1 ranked Marquense. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Thunder needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Ferrin has a great season in El Salvador. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 30.8ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 11.8rpg (4th best). He also has 1.8bpg and FGP: 53.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jonathan Zometa) of ABA - 39 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Donald Lawes (201-C-89) of ExSAL ST - 13 points and 12 rebounds
6. Kevin Gutierrez) of Marquense - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Julio Barrera (173-PG-90) of Marquense - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Jose Gonzalez (83) of ADB - 11 points and 9 rebounds
9. Manuel Artiga (196-F/C-83) of Marquense - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Carlos Sorto) of Marquense - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.3 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.15.8 
 6. Olmre, TTU15.7 
 7. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 8. Seskus, Parnu15.4 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga14.8 
 10. Strupovics, Valga14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.4 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu8.2 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU7.8 
 5. Lips, Tarvas7.7 
 6. Jois, Tartu Ulikool7.5 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.2 
 9. Konate, Tartu Ulikool7.1 
 10. Kirves, Parnu6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool5.2 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.1 
 5. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 6. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 7. Bratoz, Rapla3.7 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Veideman, Kalev/Cr.3.2 
 10. Saage, TL.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.0 
 2. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 6. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 8. Zvigurs, Valga1.5 
 9. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.5 
 10. Post, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Rapla
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1
 1. Kok, Rapla1.0 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 3. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 5. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.7 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.7 
 8. Saks, TL.0.6 
 9. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.6 
 10. Bubalo, Parnu0.6 


Alexela KML Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Rapla join Kalev/Cramo in title series - by Eurobasket News

Rapla - Tartu Ulikool 79-75

Rapla fired past Tartu Ulikool to secure KML Finals appearance. Tartu Ulikool trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 75-79 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Tartu Ulikool 41-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and the former international forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) who added 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Rapla: T.van der Mars 16+16reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 15+7reb+2ast, M.Paasoja 14+2reb+1ast, D.Bratoz 13+2reb+5ast, R.Suarez 11+6reb, S.Kaldre 9+1ast
Tartu Ulikool: M.Thomas 18+5reb+2ast, D.Milka 14+7reb+3ast, G.Dorbek 12+2reb+1ast, T.Sokk 8+2reb+5ast, J.Joesaar 7+9reb, V.Jois 6+2reb
gschID: 546167





Rapla made history in Estonian KML - by Janar

By defeating Tartu 3:1 in semifinals of Estonian KML and reaching the final, Avis Utilitas Rapla became only the second team in the 92-year old history of Estonian basketball championships to reach the finals from outside of the two major cities (Tallinn and Tartu), and the first one since 2010. Since 1925 until 2009 only Tallinn and Tartu were represented in the finals with different teams but in 2010, Rakvere Tarvas made a sensational appearance in the finals, losing 2:4 to Tartu. Since then, Kalev/Cramo and Tartu battled each other for six consecutive years with five titles to Tallinn, until Rapla upset Tartu today...
As for Tartu, they were left out of the finals for the first time since 2003.
Rapla will meet the reigning champion Kalev/Cramo in the best-of-seven finals.



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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, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.7.6 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Morris, Lapua7.3 
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.6.2 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 7. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.2 
 8. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 9. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 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.1.7 
 3. Van, Korihait1.1 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Korisliiga Round 3 of Finals. Salon Vilpas post first victory - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas - Kataja Basket 76-74

Salon Vilpas outgunned visiting Kataja Basket to narrow the deficit 1-2 in the Finals. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Joensuun Kataja won second period 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Salon Vilpas won last quarter 22-21. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who recorded 18 points and 7 rebounds and Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) added 19 points respectively.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 19+6reb+5ast, A.Coleman 16+8reb+4ast, O.Jarvi 9+6reb+1ast, M.Koivisto 8+1reb+2ast, M.Pounds 8+1reb, M.Ojala 7+5reb+2ast
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 19+3reb+2ast, J.Bradley 18+7reb+2ast, V.Makalainen 9+2reb, D.Mullings 7+6reb+3ast, K.Bristol 6+8reb, T.Rannikko 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 545463





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Clark, Chalon18.7 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.7 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines17.2 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines17.1 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.9 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 7. Young, Chalons-.15.2 
 8. Rush, Nancy15.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.6 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.1 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.0 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.1 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans7.0 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.9 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.2 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.6 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.3 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.4 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.5 
 8. Lacombe, Stras.1.5 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.5 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 8. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 9. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.0.8 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Martin HERMANNSSON
  Charlevi.
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.7 
 2. Peacock, Bourg17.6 
 3. Jones, Lille17.1 
 4. Williams, Boulazac16.9 
 5. Burton, Roanne16.9 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.3 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.4 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.15.1 
 9. Bigote, Nantes14.9 
 10. Walker, Evreux14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.5 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.3 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.2 
 4. Burton, Roanne8.7 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Morin, Le Havre7.5 
 7. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.4 
 8. Traore, Lille7.4 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Diame, Blois7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Threatt, Poitiers7.1 
 2. King, Le Havre6.3 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.9 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.9 
 5. Turner, Blois5.8 
 6. Sim, Bourg5.7 
 7. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Burton, Roanne2.5 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.4 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.2 
 4. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 5. Fouse, Charleville1.9 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 7. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 8. Turner, Blois1.8 
 9. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 4. MBida, Lille1.2 
 5. Paumier, Boulogne1.2 
 6. Jones, Lille1.1 
 7. Kone, Charleville1.0 
 8. Rinna, St Chamond1.0 
 9. Traore, Lille1.0 
 10. Boateng, Blois0.9 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 18
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket18.0 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.5 
 3. Bradford, St Vallier17.5 
 4. Newson, Lorient17.0 
 5. Vaty, Lourdes16.6 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 7. Davis, Rennes16.1 
 8. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 9. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 10. Mitchell, Chartres15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.9 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.3 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.1 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.8.0 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.9 
 7. Cox, Challans7.6 
 8. Anderson, RAC B.7.5 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.0 
 10. Quincy-Jones, Vitre6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Korac, Vitre7.6 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.4 
 3. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 4. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.5 
 5. Rathieuville, Rennes5.2 
 6. Suhard, Angers BC5.2 
 7. Delhomme, St Vallier5.1 
 8. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.9 
 10. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craion, Lorient2.8 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 4. Neri, ALS Basket2.0 
 5. Monceau, Challans1.9 
 6. Cornely, Caen1.9 
 7. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.7 
 8. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
 9. Rafai, RAC Basket1.6 
 10. Uzas, Angers BC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ludovic NEGROBAR
  Rennes
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Negrobar, Rennes1.4 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 3. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 4. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 5. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 6. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.0.8 
 7. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 8. Boucard, GET Vosges0.8 
 9. Tresnak, GET Vosges0.8 
 10. Kovanusic, ALS B.0.8 


ProB Round 31: Leader JL Bourg gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

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

Leader JL Bourg delivered the twenty third win on Friday night. This time they beat 5th ranked ADA Blois (16-15) 85-75. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. ADA Blois managed to win fourth quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JL Bourg looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by ADA Blois' players. American point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 assists for the winners. His fellow American import center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St.) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. JL Bourg (23-8) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. ADA Blois at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Nantes and Evreux. JL Bourg are looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ADA Blois will play against Aix-Maurienne (#16) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
The game in Evreux was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lille Metropole (18-13) played at the court of 7th ranked ALM Evreux (16-15). Lille Metropole managed to secure a 7-point victory 67-60. Worth to mention a great performance of Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Luka Asceric contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93) answered with 9 points and 7 rebounds for ALM Evreux. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Nantes and Blois. Lille Metropole will play against Poitiers (#6) at home in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against SPO Rouen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Saint-Quentin between Saint-Quentin and STB Le Havre. Fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (13-18) got a very close home victory over higher ranked STB Le Havre (15-16). Saint-Quentin managed to escape with a 1-point win 65-64 on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Malela Mutuale who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side Dinma Odiakosa responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Roanne. Loser STB Le Havre keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Rouen. Saint-Quentin will meet higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Nantes (#7) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Poitiers. Local Poitiers (17-14) beat 15th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-19) 84-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. It was a quality performance for Youssoupha Fall who led the winners and scored 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Poitiers moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boulazac. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Lille Metropole (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint Chamond (#18) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 31 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Rouen was defeated by Boulazac in a road game 78-68. Bottom-ranked St Chamond was beaten by Maurienne at home 61-71. Provence Basket won against Roanne on the opponent's court 80-76. Nantes managed to outperform Vichy Clermont in a home game 72-68. Charleville managed to beat Denain on the road 76-67.
The best stats of 31th round was 21 points by Moses Sonko of Maurienne.

Boulazac - Rouen 78-68

There was no surprise when 10th ranked SPO Rouen (15-16) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Boulazac Basket (17-14) 78-68. It looked good early as SPO Rouen took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Boulazac Basket had a 20-12 second period charge getting the lead and SPO Rouen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-78. They outrebounded SPO Rouen 38-23 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by SPO Rouen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Naturalized Central African power forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79) accounted for 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Steeve Ho-You-Fat (202-88) came up with 23 points and American guard James Woodard (191-94, college: Tulsa) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for SPO Rouen in the defeat. Boulazac Basket moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Poitiers. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be Saint-Quentin (#14) at home and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against ALM Evreux (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rouen: S.Ho You Fat 23+2reb+1ast, J.Woodard 16+5reb+2ast, D.Colter 13+5ast, S.Bangura 8+4reb, G.Curier 4+5reb, J.Fairell 2+1reb+1ast
Boulazac: J.Williams 16+9reb, M.Zianveni 13+9reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 12+2reb+6ast, T.Sapp 11+1reb+2ast, J.Sanchez 11+6reb+1ast, G.Clerc 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 484542


St Chamond - Maurienne 61-71

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventeenth ranked Aix-Maurienne and 18th ranked Saint Chamond had identical 11-19 record. But Saint Chamond was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Aix-les-Bains 71-61. The game without a history. Aix-Maurienne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Aix-Maurienne outrebounded Saint Chamond 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) who led the winners and scored 21 points. Naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) accounted for 15 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) came up with 13 points and Stephane Gombauld (205-97) added 14 points respectively for Saint Chamond in the defeat. Aix-Maurienne (12-19) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Vichy Clermont and Boulogne. Saint Chamond at the other side stay at the bottom position with 20 games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADA Blois (#8) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint Chamond will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in Boulogne-sur-Mer and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: S.Gombauld 14+3reb, M.Guichard 13+3reb+3ast, B.Walker 8+3reb+4ast, J.Edwards 6+7reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 5+1ast, G.Landry Edi 5+4reb+1ast
Maurienne: M.Sonko 21+4reb+1ast, K.Atamna 15+4reb+5ast, G.Noel 11+3reb+1ast, A.Williamson 8+7reb, D.Ballo 6+6reb+2ast, P.Stamenkovic 6+6ast
gschID: 484549


St Quentin - Le Havre 65-64

A very close game took place in Saint-Quentin between Saint-Quentin and STB Le Havre. Fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (13-18) got a very close home victory over higher ranked STB Le Havre (15-16). Saint-Quentin managed to escape with a 1-point win 65-64 on Friday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But STB Le Havre won fourth quarter 18-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for point guard Malela Mutuale (188-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) helped adding 10 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) scored 16 points. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Roanne. Loser STB Le Havre keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Rouen. Saint-Quentin will meet higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Nantes (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.King 16+2reb+3ast, D.Odiakosa 14+10reb, R.Martin 9+9reb+1ast, S.Njoya 9, J.Greene 8+1reb+6ast, Y.Morin 3+8reb+1ast
St Quentin: M.Mutuale 14+2reb+9ast, R.Rhoomes 10+10reb+1ast, R.Nyakundi 9+4reb+2ast, P.Drouault 9+6reb+3ast, J.Robinson 8+1reb+1ast, M.Buval 5
gschID: 484548


Roanne - Provence Basket 76-80

Very expected game when 13th ranked Chorale de Roanne (13-18) was defeated at home by second ranked Provence Basket (21-10) 80-76. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 19-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Chorale de Roanne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Bill Clark (196-88, college: Duquesne) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds and forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Chorale de Roanne in the defeat. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Provence Basket maintains second place with 21-10 record having just two points less than leader Bourg. Chorale de Roanne at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Provence Basket's next round opponent will be Charleville-Mezieres (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Chorale de Roanne will play against JA Vichy (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Roanne: B.Clark 22+5reb+2ast, T.Ville 14+3reb+1ast, J.Burton 12+6reb+3ast, C.Cavallo 11+5reb+2ast, M.Nuutinen 8+3reb+1ast, A.Rozenfeld 7+2reb+2ast
Provence Basket: B.Waldow 18+12reb+2ast, A.Broussard 17+2reb+1ast, D.Obasohan 13+3reb+2ast, R.Desroses 9+2reb+1ast, J.Burrows 8+3reb+6ast, X.Gaillou 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484547


Poitiers - Boulogne 84-71

The game with biggest result difference took place in Poitiers. Local Poitiers (17-14) beat 15th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-19) 84-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. The game without a history. Poitiers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a quality performance for Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Power forward Mickael Var (205-90) accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) came up with 12 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Alexandre Moisy (175-95) added 16 points respectively for SO Maritime Boulogne in the defeat. Five Poitiers and four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Poitiers moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boulazac. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Lille Metropole (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint Chamond (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: A.Moisy 16+2reb+2ast, W.de Jong 12+5reb+2ast, G.Jordan 12+9reb+1ast, T.Gipson 11+2reb+5ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 9+9reb+1ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 4+2reb
Poitiers: Y.Fall 19+9reb+1ast, J.Threatt 16+2reb+6ast, M.Var 16+9reb+2ast, J.Greer 11+3reb+5ast, D.Reed 11+9reb+3ast, A.Thinon 5+2ast
gschID: 484546


Nantes - Vichy Clermont 72-68

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Nantes (16-15) beat at home 16th ranked JA Vichy (12-19) 72-68. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. JA Vichy was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was an exceptional evening for American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) accounted for 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for JA Vichy in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Nantes. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Evreux and Blois. JA Vichy at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#10) on the road. JA Vichy will play against Chorale de Roanne (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Bronchard 21+5reb+2ast, D.Ware 15+6reb+3ast, C.Ona-Embo 8+5reb+2ast, G.Lessort 7+7reb+1ast, S.Doucoure 5+3reb+2ast, D.Denave 5+4reb+4ast
Nantes: V.Bigote 21+7reb+1ast, C.McKnight 21+6reb+3ast, L.Ekperigin 10+8reb+2ast, R.Kuksiks 9+3reb, V.Fofana 6+7reb+5ast, H.Kahudi 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 484545


Evreux - Lille 60-67

The game in Evreux was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lille Metropole (18-13) played at the court of 7th ranked ALM Evreux (16-15). Lille Metropole managed to secure a 7-point victory 67-60. Lille Metropole forced 21 ALM Evreux turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Austrian Luka Asceric (202-97) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93) answered with 9 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for ALM Evreux. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Nantes and Blois. Lille Metropole will play against Poitiers (#6) at home in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against SPO Rouen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Evreux: S.Mekdad 11+4reb+1ast, C.Henry 10+2reb+5ast, C.Walker 10+3reb+2ast, B.Pinault 9+7reb+3ast, R.Dibo 8+1reb+2ast, P.Beye 5+4reb
Lille: J.MBida 16+9reb, B.Pamba-Juille 12+3reb+3ast, D.Burton 12+1reb+4ast, L.Asceric 11+6reb+2ast, P.Marinov 7+5reb+4ast, J.Traore 5+7reb+5ast
gschID: 484544


Denain - Charleville 67-76

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (14-17) was defeated at home by third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (18-13) 76-67. The game without a history. Charleville-Mezieres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely Denain Voltaire outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 39-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 6 assists. American guard Jordan Fouse (201-94, college: Green Bay, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Denain Voltaire in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Charleville-Mezieres maintains third place with 18-13 record having five points less than leader Bourg, which they share with Lille. Denain Voltaire lost their third game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Charleville-Mezieres' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer and it will be for sure the game of the week. Denain Voltaire will play on the road against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Cazenobe 22+12reb+4ast, B.Gillet 12+1reb, T.Tarpey 10+6reb+1ast, C.Abouo 10+8reb, P.Poupet 6+1reb+7ast, K.Spain 4+7reb+4ast
Charleville: M.Hermannsson 24+2reb+6ast, J.Fouse 14+9reb+2ast, W.Brown 13+4reb+2ast, D.Bouquet 10+2reb+3ast, M.Kone 7+6reb+2ast, L.Dussoulier 4
gschID: 484543


Blois - Bourg 75-85

Leader JL Bourg delivered the twenty third win on Friday night. This time they beat 5th ranked ADA Blois (16-15) 85-75. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. ADA Blois managed to win fourth quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JL Bourg looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by ADA Blois' players. American point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 assists for the winners. His fellow American import center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St.) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and Benjamin Monclar (191-88) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. JL Bourg (23-8) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. ADA Blois at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Nantes and Evreux. JL Bourg are looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ADA Blois will play against Aix-Maurienne (#16) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Blois: E.Boateng 17+11reb+1ast, B.Monclar 15+4reb+5ast, F.Turner 12+1reb+3ast, T.Hieu-Courtois 9+3reb+1ast, M.Diame 8+4reb, F.Tortosa 5+1ast
Bourg: Z.Peacock 18+7reb+2ast, G.Sim 15+3reb+14ast, P.Pelos 14+8reb+1ast, T.Kyzlink 12+1reb+4ast, M.Courby 8+1reb, K.Joss-Rauze 5+4ast
gschID: 484541





Martin Hermannsson claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Icelandic Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94) had an amazing evening in the last round for Charleville and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 31.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 24 points adding two rebounds and six assists for Charleville in his team's victory, helping them to beat Denain (#12, 14-17) 76-67. Charleville maintains the 3rd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Charleville will need more victories to improve their 18-13 record. In the team's last game Hermannsson had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Charleville's top player in his first season with the team. Long Island University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hermannsson is league's best scorer averaging so far 17.7ppg. Hermannsson is in league's top in assists (7th best: 5.6apg) and averages solid 53.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Jerome Cazenobe (203-C/F-89) of Denain. Cazenobe impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Denain lost that game 67-76 to the higher-ranked Charleville (#3, 18-13). Denain managed to keep the same 12th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 14-17 record. Cazenobe is a newcomer at Denain 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 Senegalese Youssoupha Fall (221-C-95) of Poitiers (#6). Fall scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Poitiers, leading his team to a 84-71 easy win against the lower-ranked Boulogne (#17, 12-19). Poitiers needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 14 lost games. Fall has a great season in France. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (9th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 66.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brad Waldow (208-C-91) of Provence Basket - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jarvis Williams (198-C/F-93) of Boulazac - 16 points and 9 rebounds
6. Eric Boateng (208-C-85) of Blois - 17 points and 11 rebounds
7. Bill Clark (196-F-88) of Roanne - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Zachery Peacock (203-C-87) of Bourg - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Garrett Sim (188-PG-90) of Bourg - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 14 assists
10. Malela Mutuale (188-PG-91) of St Quentin - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 9 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)



NM1 Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Quimper, Souffel and RAC Basket become semifinalists - by Eurobasket News

Quimper - Chartres 76-64

Quimper held off Chartres to reach the semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. UB Chartres was better in fourth quarter 24-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quimper UJAP made 21-of-23 charity shots (91.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Mathieu Tensorer (198-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Thomas Prost (180-96) helped adding 14 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) with 13 points and 5 assists and power forward Harry Disy (200-84, college: Louisiana Tech) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Quimper: M.Tensorer 16+5reb+4ast, D.Burke 14+5reb+1ast, T.Prost 14+3reb+5ast, K.Mondesir 9+5reb+4ast, J.Bluntt 8+2reb+2ast, R.Temgoua 6+3reb+1ast
Chartres: T.Toney 14+3reb, O.Romain 13+3reb+5ast, H.Disy 11+5reb+2ast, M.Ruikis 9+1reb+3ast, K.Bichard 6+5reb+4ast, J.Mitchell 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 545944


Souffel - ALS Basket 81-66

Souffel outgunned ALS Basket to secure the semifinal birth. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. ALS Basket was better in second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ALS Basket to just 5 points in first quarter. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to ALS Basket's 28. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by ALS Basket's players. Worth to mention a quality performance of Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Fabien Ateba (192-91) helped adding 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Souffelweyersheim's coach Stephane Eberlin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) scored 8 points.
Top scorers:
Souffel: V.Correia 15+2reb+3ast, A.El Gazhi 14+4reb, G.Staniulis 13+10reb+1ast, R.Kayembe 11+1reb+3ast, F.Ateba 9+9reb+5ast, E.Mendy 7+3reb+2ast
ALS Basket: P.Blackwell 26+13reb+1ast, J.Brooks 10+1reb, N.Kovanusic 8+3reb+3ast, T.Ben Aissou 5+1reb+1ast, Y.Bassine 5+2reb+1ast, M.N'Doye 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 545945


Challans - RAC Basket 92-94

RAC Basket upset Challans on the road to stay in the playoffs title hunt. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 30-22 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Rueil shot 61.7 percent from the field. Rueil outrebounded Vendee Challans 33-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. It was a good game for forward Karim Gourari (204-89) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Matthew Gibson (195-84) added 16 points and 8 assists in the effort for Vendee Challans. Five Rueil and four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: K.Gourari 17+8reb+3ast, D.Sencanski 15+2reb+2ast, W.Felder 14+9reb+2ast, Y.Solle 13+2reb, L.Sambe 13+6ast, R.Anderson 12+9reb+1ast
Challans: E.Monceau 21+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 17+4reb, M.Gibson 16+1reb+8ast, I.Saounera 15+2reb+2ast, D.Cox 8+4reb+1ast, D.Gentil 8+1reb+4ast
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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. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 4. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.3 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv15.1 
 7. Misanovic, Rabotnicki13.5 
 8. Andrejevic, Pelister.13.3 
 9. Janevski, Kumanovo13.0 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnicki13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.6 
 2. Andrejevic, Pelister.8.0 
 3. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.6 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.4 
 5. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo6.0 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.5.8 
 8. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.5.8 
 9. Cekovski, Rabotnicki5.7 
 10. Brckov, Strumica5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica5.1 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.9 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.3 
 6. Hall, Kozuv4.2 
 7. Hawkins, Pelister.4.2 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
 9. Petrovski, Feni I.3.6 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yonel BROWN
  Kumanovo
  (175-PG-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Brown, Kumanovo1.4 
 2. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.4 
 4. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 5. Nikolic, Rabotnicki1.4 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.1.2 
 8. Stajic, Feni I.1.2 
 9. Magdevski, Feni I.1.1 
 10. Milojevic, Ohrid A.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.2 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Pekovic, Kumanovo0.7 
 4. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.6 
 5. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 6. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 7. Sharabidze, Feni I.0.5 
 8. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 
 9. Talevski, Pelister.0.4 
 10. Magdevski, Feni I.0.4 


Prva Liga Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Karpos Sokoli and MZT Skopje earn wins - by Eurobasket News

Rabotnicki - Karpos Sokoli 76-77

Karpos Sokoli nipped Rabotnicki on the road to victoriously open the semifinal series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Rabotnicki won third quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) answered with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international Gjorgi Cekovski (203-79) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Rabotnicki. Four Rabotnicki players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Karpos Sokoli: B.Trajkovski 17+7reb+1ast, D.Labovic 16+7reb+2ast, D.Zekovic 14+3reb, I.Penov 8+5reb+1ast, F.Sepa 7+1reb+1ast, D.Mavra 6+4reb+7ast
Rabotnicki: D.Tasovski 19+6reb+6ast, D.Mirakovski 17+2reb+2ast, G.Cekovski 15+9reb, N.Misanovic 11+4reb, V.Ilievski 7+6reb+7ast, P.Nikolic 4+4reb
gschID: 545517


MZT Skopje - Kumanovo 71-51

MZT Skopje fired past Kumanovo in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by MZT Skopje. Kumanovo was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kumanovo to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Kumanovo 47-24 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. MZT Skopje brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Croatian center Jure Lalic (211-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. At the losing side international forward Marjan Janevski (203-88) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) scored 11 points.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: D.Drenovac 17+6reb+1ast, J.Lalic 14+11reb, A.Mekic 12+2ast, D.Mijatovic 10+7reb+3ast, X.Thames 5+4reb+1ast, D.Katnic 5+1reb
Kumanovo: M.Janevski 13+7reb+1ast, Y.Brown 12+2reb, M.Pekovic 11+1reb+3ast, N.Karakolev 6+4reb+2ast, R.Pekovic 4+1reb+2ast, S.Zivanovic 3+4reb
gschID: 545516





KK MZT Skopje II wins Treta Liga - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje II won Treta Liga with a 15-2 record. In the decisive game they overcame Ball For Life 94-73. Both teams nailed 22 points each in the first period, while KK MZT Skopje II posted a 21-14 run later in the half to take a 7-point advantage. Ball For Life replied with a 26-23 rally in the third frame, while KK MZT Skopje II closed the game with a massive 28-11 surge. Leonid Todorovski (205-C-98) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Damjan Misa (186-PG-00) scored 15. Prentovikj followed them with 4 points in a win.


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Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi18.1 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi18.0 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.1 
 4. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.4 
 5. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.3 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.6 
 8. Ransom, Mgzavrebi15.2 
 9. Florveus, Cactus T.15.0 
 10. Burnette, Olimpi14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.4 
 4. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 5. Burnette, Olimpi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.7 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.6 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.1 
 2. Lee, Rustavi6.0 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.1 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.6 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.4 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi4.2 
 7. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.1 
 8. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.3.8 
 9. Ransom, Mgzavrebi3.7 
 10. Patsatsia, Dinamo T.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.2 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.5 
 3. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.2 
 4. Rogava, Olimpi2.1 
 5. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.8 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi1.7 
 9. Tsekvava, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.8 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.5 
 4. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.3 
 5. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.3 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.3 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.0 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 


Superleague Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi and Kutaisi earn victories - by Eurobasket News

Dinamo Tbilisi - Rustavi 91-58

Dinamo Tbilisi overcame Rustavi to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Invest managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Tbilisi dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Energy Invest's 20. Dinamo Tbilisi forced 23 Energy Invest turnovers and outrebounded them 46-34 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Dinamo Tbilisi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 69.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Energy Invest's players. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) stepped up and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs (203-90, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: I.Londaridze 21+6reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 19+6reb+3ast, N.Gogodze 10+3reb+3ast, L.Grdzelidze 10+3reb+3ast, N.Maravic 10+10reb+1ast, M.Tchotchua 9+4reb+1ast
Rustavi: M.Lewis-Briggs 20+7reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 12+7reb+2ast, G.Gogoberishvili 9, L.Khmelidze 5+2reb+1ast, C.Lee 3+2reb+1ast, E.Lortqifanidze 3
gschID: 545482


Kutaisi - Cactus Tbilisi 85-83

Kutaisi held off Cactus Tbilisi in the opener. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-83. Kutaisi outrebounded Cactus Tbilisi 46-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Cactus Tbilisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) fired 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashaev (188-83) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Kutaisi's coach Kote Tugushi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Beqa Chikviladze (196-91) produced 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American guard Tyler White (190-93, college: N.Kentucky) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Tsintsadze 15+3reb+8ast, Z.Pashaev 15+3reb+6ast, L.Tsekvava 12+4reb+3ast, A.Boisa 11+6reb+1ast, V.Kadaria 10+9reb, A.Lomouri 8+4reb
Cactus Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 25+7reb+7ast, T.White 18+3reb+3ast, T.Bridgeman 11+4reb, J.Florveus 11+11reb+1ast, D.Lomidze 8+2reb+3ast, I.Chlaidze 7
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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm18.2 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Mayo, Telekom Bsk16.0 
 5. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 6. Kikanovic, ALBA15.8 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 9. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Morgan, Ratiopharm7.0 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 6. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 7. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.3 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.5 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.2 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.1 
 8. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
 10. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 7. Anderson, Bayreuth1.6 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.6 
 9. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian GAMBLE
  Telekom .
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gamble, Telekom .1.3 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Horton, Telekom .0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
 10. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Williams, Kirchheim18.4 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.9 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.6 
 4. Warren, MBC17.5 
 5. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg17.1 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.2 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz15.4 
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.7.2 
 7. Watts, Oettinge.7.0 
 8. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
 10. Sturner, Dresden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim6.9 
 2. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.7 
 5. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
 10. Matthews, Chemnitz4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chase ADAMS
  Uni Baskets
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.2 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 7. Tiggs, Crailsheim1.8 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
 9. Robertson, Koeln R.1.6 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim1.6 
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. Pantelic, MBC1.3 
 4. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 5. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 6. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 7. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 
 8. van, Trier1.1 
 9. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 
 10. Flomo, Crailsheim1.0 


Ratiopharm Ulm tab Tim Ohlbrecht Until 2020 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The guy certanly has achieved just about everything a basketball player wants to having played in the NBA with Houston, won back to back D-league titles, a BBL title and played for big bucks in Russia, but at age 28, Tim Ohlbrecht (210-F/C-88) has matured and found a real home in Ulm and despite having missed more than half the season due to injury, ratiopharm Ulm have displayed much trust in his talent and charachter and extended his contract until 2020 which would give him 5 years with the team at the end of his contract. The 2016 BBL finalist announced the contract extension yesterday. Ohbrecht who is a 2 time BBl all star started his professional basketball career with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen and also played with Bamberg, Bonn, and Frankfurt in the BBL was having a great season before his injury averaging 12,4ppg and 4,4rpg and had also found his touch from outside shooting 43,7% and in the Europe cup averaging 9,1ppg and 3,1rpg.#

Source.ratiopharm Ulm



ProB Round 2 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Karlsruhe PS - Weissenhorn 71-77

Weissenhorn claimed ProB title. They defeated Karlsruhe PS on the road by six points to win the championship series on aggregate. Power forward Nils Mittmann (201-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. Hungarian point guard Marcell Pongo (194-97) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. Weissenhorn Youngstars' coach Daniel Jansson used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Jordan Talbert (198-91, college: Missouri So.) replied with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Dmitrj Kreis (187-88) added 18 points and 8 assists in the effort for Karlsruhe PS.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe PS: J.Talbert 22+7reb+4ast, D.Kreis 18+4reb+8ast, O.Parker 14+12reb, D.McDuffie 7+1ast, E.Curth 6+2reb, J.Mampuya 4+3reb+1ast
Weissenhorn: N.Mittmann 24+6reb+1ast, M.Pongo 17+7reb+5ast, M.Omuvwie 13+6reb+3ast, D.Kramer 10+3reb, B.Rohwer 7+6reb, B.Benke 3+1reb
gschID: 545397



The Miles Basketball Minute: BBL Playoff Preview FC Bayern Munich-Alba Berlin 3:0 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Who could forget the amazing one on one battle last season in the easyCredit BBL cup semi final in Munich between Jordan Theodore and Jordan Taylor as the Jordan's produced a duel on the court that wasn't near as great as the game 2 Thomas 53 and Wall 40 point performances this week in the NBA, but for German fans they gave their all as Taylor went on to the final leading his team past the home team FC Bayern Munich and gave Alba Berlin their third cup in four years while Theodore would get revenge on Taylor in the playoffs and win his title with the Fiba Europe Cup. However after the gratifying German cup win against FC Bayern Munich, their season abruptly ended there as mentally and physically they have been a totally different team which somehow carried into this season. Last season Alba Berlin closed out the season in poor fashion having a very unsatisfactory 6-6 record and then got majorly embarrassed by the Fraport Skyliners as they got swept out of the Fraport arena as the only thing missing from their flight home to Berlin was unearthing the supermarket bags to cover their faces as they landed back at Tegel in Berlin. Except for a very potent run from November to February this season where they won 12 of 13 games including 10 in a row, it has been a very inconsistent season and especially since that run, the club has played under their worth losing 9 of 14 games as many have been wondering what has happened to the once mighty Alba Berlin that once won 7 titles in a row? This poor run from February to the playoffs has that parallel from last season as they stunk up BBL buildings until the end of the season. There are some guys that have won cup titles with Alba Berlin like Elmeden Kikanovic, Ismet Akpinar or Akeem Vargas who has two and even Nils Giffey owns one, but he has something else that none of them have. Giffey is only one of 13 players that has ever won two NCAA titles with UConn and with ex ratiopharm Ulm guard Lee Humphrey the only two that have won two and balled in the BBL. Now would be the perfect time for Giffey to remember his title runs with Uconn in 2011 and 2014 with top point guards Kemba Walker and Shabazz Napier and let some of that special inspiration carry over to his teammates, because if their play doesn't drastically change to the better and become more consistent then Alba Berlin could experience back to back sweeps and getting the Munich broom treatment is a lot more bitter than that of Frankfurt.

Alba Berlin have the budget and talent this season to have been a top 3 team, but instead have underachieved and there are some reasons for that. Even if former head coach Ahmet Caki is an up and coming coach in Europe, his hiring was a misunderstanding. He did a good job during the huge winning streak, but as soon as the losses started to pile in, he lost influence on his team and couldn't reach them anymore. The club also wasn't put together as well as it had been in past years as they also had an influx of players coming and going which didn't help build it's team chemistry either and injuries also took it's toll on the teams's nerves. Even if the team is ninth in the BBL in points allowed giving up 80 on average, the club is worlds apart from the defensive intensity and success of the Sasa Obradovic teams that took pride on the defensive end. Caki who was recently replaced with Thomas Pach and the Turk was never able to place a sound defensive structure that his team understood and could successfully transpose on to the court. The team gives up seven points more than last season. The team also has struggled rebounding the ball as it is only 13th in getting defensive boards. The club does have positives as it boasts a top filled roster from top to bottom, but a majority of the players just haven't been able to perform at a consistent level. Club top scorer Elmeden Kikanovic has grown into a top center in Europe and the offense revolves around him in the paint. With top defensive player Akeem Vargas who nobody likes to go one on one with, athletic flyer Malcolm Miller, sniper Niels Giffey and point guard Gerald Robinson, the team has a nice starting five, but none that can seriously compete with FC Bayern Munich in a five game series. They have a lot of quality from the bench with ex NBA player Tony Gaffney, Spanish Endesa veteran Carl English, ex Turkish national player Engin Atsur and German Ismet Akpinar who is allowed to start games on occasion. Strengths of Alba Berlin is their offense as they average 81 points per game which is sixth best in the BBL which allows them to move the ball well as they are second in assists with 20 per game. They also have nerves of steal at the free throw line as they shoot 80%. They also only have a near satisfactory record against all playoff teams as they couldn't steal a win from Ulm, Munich or Bamberg, but swept Ludwigsburg and beat Bayreuth, Bonn and Oldenburg.

Fc Bayern Munich have quietly had a very strong season as they finished in third place and got lost in the hoopla around ratiopharm ulm that allowed them just to play basketball and leave any kind of pressure on the back burner. They have demonstrated solid consistency this season winning 11 of their first 12 games and then had their worst month going 2-2, but in 2017 are the best team having a 15-1 record ousting ratiopharm ulm and Bamberg who both have lost two games in 2017. They also have a super record against every playoff team having beat every team at least once and swept Alba Berlin and Ludwigsburg. The club kept top players Maxi Kleber, captain Bryce Taylor (194-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket) Anton Gavel and Nihad Djedovic. Club CEO Marko Pesic did a fantastic job hauling in the right pieces as team chemistry was established and a solid team identity. This team could compete with Brose Bamberg as having the deepest roster in the BBL. The club has the money and can pretty much get who they want bringing in guys like ex Fraport Skyliner Danilo Barthel, ex NBA player Nick Johnson, 2016 top France Pro A player Devin Booker, ex Euroleague player Reggie Redding, and Serbian national player and 2014 Eurocup winner Vladimir Lucic. The biggest strength of FC Bayern Munich is their overpowering offense as they achieve the second most points in the BBL with 86, are the best shooting team from the field at 52% and dish out the most assists at 22. However one always looks first at the offense, but they share just as much pride on the defensive end with their effort giving up only 69 points per game second best in the BBL.

It's Fc Bayern who are playing their best basketball of the season meeting Alba Berlin who are playing their worst basketball of the season. Alba Berlin lost in the cup semi-final to FC Bayern Munich 76-70, but their two pathetic performances in the regular season can't be hidden as they stunk up the house losing by a combined score of 63 points and FC Bayern Munich had their number holding them to 57 points per game. FC Bayern Munich crushed Alba Berlin at home 97-58 where they dominated from the two point range making 35 of 49 shots, won the rebounding duel and forced Alba Berlin to 18 turnovers. In the return game in Berlin, FC Bayern Munich won easily again 80-56 where they shot well again, dominated the boards and held Alba Berlin to the big goose egg from outside 0/15. With all due respect to Alba Berlin, but they have about as much chance of winning this series as Steph Curry getting lost in Las Vegas and missing game 3 in Utah. The absences of Peyton Siva (Club hopes he can play in game one) and Dragan Milosavlevic hurt the club to the highest degree. FC Bayern Munich took advantage of Alba Berlin's two weaknesses in the two regular season games annoying them with their lethal offense and just embarrassing them on the glass. FC Bayern Munich have the weaknesses on the offensive glass and having that point guard that can't decide a game in crunch time. Both problems have been taken care of with the signings of beast Maik Zirbes to clean up the boards properly and floor general Dru Joyce. Joyce might not be that overpowering scoring point guard like a Malcolm Delaney or Justin Cobbs, but that playmaker at heart that the team was missing. People should stop making this point guard that has to score in crunch time an issue. The club has enough other scoring options that can always decide a game. FC Bayern Munich will waltz into the semi-final as Alba Berlin will be swept for the second consecutive playoffs.



Review of BBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

B.Muenchen - ALBA 95-68

Bayern coasted past ALBA in the opener. Bayern Muenchen forced 20 ALBA Berlin turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by ALBA Berlin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Bosnian Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 14 points. American swingman Reggie Redding (195-88, college: Villanova) contributed with 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. American Tony Gaffney (206-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 8 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Malcolm Miller (200-93, college: Holy Cross) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for ALBA Berlin. 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:
B.Muenchen: R.Redding 17+1reb+2ast, N.Djedovic 14+4reb+3ast, M.Zirbes 13+3reb, B.Taylor 12+1reb+1ast, V.Lucic 12+3reb+3ast, A.Gavel 7+2reb+1ast
ALBA: E.Kikanovic 11+1reb+2ast, I.Akpinar 11+1ast, G.Robinson 10+2reb+2ast, M.Miller 10+5reb+3ast, E.Atsur 9+2reb+2ast, T.Gaffney 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 545852


Ratiopharm - Ludwigsburg 93-96

Ludwigsburg snatched a tough road win over regular season winners Ratiopharm Ulm in the opener. EnBW Ludwigsburg made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Roderick Trice (185-84, college: S.Carolina) stepped up and scored 25 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and swingman DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach John Patrick used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ludwigsburg: R.Trice 25+3reb+4ast, D.Kennedy 21+5reb+3ast, J.Cooley 13+10reb, C.Toppert 12+2reb+2ast, C.Hammonds 10+1reb+4ast, J.Thiemann 7+3reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 21+10reb, C.Babb 18+6reb+2ast, B.Hobbs 18+2reb+6ast, A.Rubit 12+11reb+1ast, C.Prather 10+4reb+1ast, T.Braun 8+2reb
gschID: 545851


Brose Bask. - Telekom Bsk 92-93

Telekom Baskets shocked Brose Baskets in Bamberg in Game 1. Telekom Baskets made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American point guard Josh Mayo (181-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 25 points and 9 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) accounted for 17 points and 12 rebounds. Italian Nicolo Melli (205-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and international Daniel Theis (204-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Brose Baskets in the defeat. Four Telekom Baskets and five Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Brose Baskets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: J.Mayo 25+3reb+9ast, K.Horton 17+12reb+1ast, J.Gamble 16+5reb+2ast, R.Thompson 12+1reb+4ast, O.Silins 10, Y.Polas Bartolo 7+3reb+2ast
Brose Bask.: N.Melli 21+10reb+2ast, J.Strelnieks 17+1reb+5ast, D.Theis 14+9reb, F.Causeur 11+7reb+2ast, J.McNeal 10+1reb+3ast, L.Radosevic 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 545850


Bayreuth - EWE Baskets 83-85

EWE Baskets nipped Bayreuth on the road to gain the lead. EWE Baskets shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) fired 12 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Belgian Maxime De-Zeeuw (206-87) chipped in 19 points. EWE Baskets' coach Mladen Drijencic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Egyptian forward Assem Marei (206-92, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and American Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Five EWE Baskets and four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: M.De Zeeuw 19+4reb, V.Duggins 18+2reb+1ast, R.Paulding 12+2reb+3ast, C.Kramer 12+7reb+9ast, F.Massenat 10+2reb+7ast, P.Schwethelm 9+1reb+1ast
Bayreuth: A.Marei 20+11reb+1ast, J.Lewis 17+1reb+3ast, R.Amaize 13+4reb, D.Brooks 10+2reb, N.Linhart 8+7reb+7ast, S.Wachalski 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 545849





The Miles Basketball Minute: BBL Playoff Preview Ratiopharm Ulm-MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 3-1 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It must have been Dej vu for Chris Babb (196-G-90, college: Iowa St.) last Sunday when he possibly caught the first quarter of his ex team Boston Celtics with whom he played 14 NBA games for in the 2013-2014 season as they somehow allowed the Washington Wizards to lead 16-0 in the first quarter in game one. It has been almost been four months since the bitter Ratiopharm Ulm cup loss to current playoff opponent the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg that dashed their hopes of the Cup Top 4 final and technically was their first loss of the season, but didn't interfere with their 25 game BBL regular season winning streak that ended against FC Bayern Munich on April 8. Just like in Boston, ratiopharm Ulm had a horrible first quarter in the cup affair against Ludwigsburg being scoreless for seven minutes and mustering only 7 points and allowing 21 points. In Boston the mighty Isaiah Thomas who has had his real break out season this year and easily belongs to the top 5 point guards in the NBA had a painful experience losing his tooth, but that was exactly what he needed as well as his team to get out of this woeful period and he sucked up the strain with adrenaline and dropped 33 points to help his team to the victory. In game two, he didn't need another lost tooth as he exploded for 53 points the most points in a playoff game since Allen Iverson's 55 in 2003. Babb who learned his basketball trade at iowa (NCAA) never played a NBA minute with Isaiah Thomas, but joined the Boston Celtics on April 12 2015 again after spending the season in the D-league with Maine and witnessed the last 6 Celtic games of the season from the bench including five against the Cleveland Cavaliars which included the 4 game sweep against Boston. Thomas was a known player in the NBA and already showed signs of becoming a superstar dropping 34 points against the Detroit Pistons. Babb probably already knew in his mind two years ago that Thomas had the potential to get to where he is now. If ratiopharm Ulm ever have a slow start in a playoff game or are suffering a very down period, Chris Babb will surely remember the Isaiah Thomas tooth caper in Boston. He also will recall how Thomas rebounded from a 3-26 shooting span against Chicago in the last three games and rebound against Washington to shoot almost 50% from outside and with or without a painful experience use that as fuel to his advantage when he is on the court to get his team out of a jam especially with his three pointer as he is shooting 42,9% from the parking lot.

The season of ratiopharm Ulm so far has been like a Cinderella story even if the club has belonged to the top 5 teams in the BBL for years, but the fewest people would have ever believed that they could flirt with an undefeated season except for maybe head coach Thorsten Leibenath and manager Thomas Stoll. As April came along and ratiopharm was still undefeated, you just had to root for that undefeated season, but that came to an end after 25 straight wins as they lost in Munich 83-68 where they got destroyed inside on the boards as well as giving up easy buckets inside. Ratiopharm Ulm closed out the season after the Munich loss finishing winning four of five, but losing to the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg for the second time 79-61. Could this be a bad omen for this playoff series for ratiopharm Ulm? The club has many strengths, but their biggest surely is their togetherness and team chemistry that has developed well from last season where they reached the final. The club kept six players and the new players that came on board like Braydon Hobbs and Karsten Tadda who are true professionals and great character guys bought into the system from day one and the other new guy wasn't so new since Tim Ohlbrecht had played with Ulm in the 2014-2015 season. With Chris Babb and Raymar Morgan, the club easily have the best guard and center in the league. Da Sean Butler and Augustine Rubit are also top players in the BBL at their positions and can burn you for 25 plus points on any night. When a guy like ratiopharm Ulm fan favorite and crucial BBL identity figure Per Guenther isn't the main man on this teams roster, but accepts his role 100% and works hard every day despite coming from the bench more than starting, then you know something special is occurring this season where simply everything works. Another strengths is their offense where they are a lethal scoring machine averaging 88 points per game and are sharp on the defensive end as well allowing only 75 points per game which is fourth best. They like to play quick and thrive on transition and their small ball game simply works and their smaller inside guys like Morgan and Rubit continue to burn bigger players with their quickness time after time after time.

Even if the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg reached the playoffs this season, the BBL season was surely not the most satisfactory for head coach John Patrick as the team was unable to equal or better their fifth place from last season . Patrick has continued to show consistency leading the team into the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time and eighth place for the third time. The team did have success this season reaching the BBL Cup top 4 and were a few seconds away from reaching the Champions League Final 4, but ex Fraport Skyliner Jordan Theodore went coast to coast making an off balance shot in the lane against the lax Ludwigsburg defense. The club had some good phases registering two four game winning streaks, but also suffered two three game losing streaks and just never really had that true consistency that they needed to have a better record in the standings. For many years, the club seemed to always play very well against Alba Berlin and have beat FC Bayern Munich in the past, but this season up to the late season win against ratiopharm Ulm had had little luck beating playoff teams and did it only twice beating Oldenburg and Bonn. A big problem was forming a heathy team chemistry as the club retained only three players with David Mccray, Tekele Cotton and Brad Loesing from last season. Patrick did a good job bringing in a good mix of talent at each position, but it just didn't mesh. Point guards like Wes Washpun and Bazou Kone had to pack their bags while bringing in Clifford Hammond has panned out as a good pick up. Top player Alex Ruoff also had to depart going back to BG Goettingen and Jason Boone retreated to Poland. All in all many players coming and going not necessarily positive for team chemistry development. They have a very strong inside presence with ex NBA player Jack Cooley and up and coming German Johannes Thiemann and a good guard rotation with Rocky Trice, Tekele Cotton, Drew Crawford and Chad Toppert as well as athletic beast Kelvin Martin who can hurt you from all over the court. They may only average 76 points per game which is 13th in the BBL, but can light up the scoreboard on any night as they have scored 80 points or more 15 times. They are the sixth best rebounding team in the league and haul down 11 offensive rebounds a game best in the league. The pick up of ex NBA player DJ Kennedy was crucial as he knows the organization and BBL and his all-around game and leadership skills will prove vital for the team.

This season the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg have had the number of ratiopharm Ulm winning two of three, but will they be able to withstand a five game series against ratiopharm Ulm. In their first BBL meeting at home, ratiopharm Ulm destroyed Ludwigsburg 97-80 as they shot at a very high percentage inside, took care of the ball well allowing six more possessions and spread the ball around well as five guys scored in double figures. In the return game in Ludwigsburg, ratiopharm Ulm suffered a tough 79-61 defeat. The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg defended very well showing what they are capable of when 100% effort is there as the guests had a horrible shooting night going only 18-41 in the paint area and Raymar Morgan played only 13 minutes scoring three points on 1/9 shooting. This could be the toughest series for ratiopharm Ulm and one of those where if they move on could be that experience that pushes them to greater heights. Both teams come into this series playing good basketball in the last weeks. The deeper the series goes the more dangerous the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg will become which could affect ratiopharm Ulm mentally. Ratiopharm Ulm have to start well and play their basketball. Ratiopharm will win this series if they can consistently play defense as the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg aren't the best shooting team and ratiopharm Ulm twice had very bad offensive games which doesn't happen too often. Ludwigsburg have the edge from the bench as there is more experience as ratiopharm Ulm's majority of the bench is their young German Pro B players. If Ludwigsburg can use their physicality and get the Ulm big men in foul trouble on a consistent basis then this series could go five games. However ratiopharm Ulm is on a mission and have revenge from their two losses to Ludwigsburg and will present the successful take no prisoners ratiopharm Ulm basketball that the world witnessed this season



ProA Round 1 of Finals. MBC take the lead - by Eurobasket News

Oettinger R. - MBC 80-87

MBC outgunned Oettinger Rockets to take 1-0 lead in ProA Finals. Strangely Oettinger Rockets Gotha outrebounded Mitteldeutscher BC 39-26 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Andrew Warren (196-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) fired 35 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 17 points. Center Robert Oehle (209-88, agency: Octagon Europe) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds and American point guard David Hicks (184-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Oettinger R.: R.Oehle 25+15reb+1ast, D.Hicks 16+2reb+3ast, D.Watts 10+9reb+1ast, M.DiLeo 9+3reb, K.Kullamae 7+1reb+3ast, J.Grof 7+6reb+4ast
MBC: A.Warren 35+6reb+3ast, S.Kerusch 17+2reb+3ast, S.Fuelle 10+1reb+2ast, T.Hinz 8+3reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 8+7reb+2ast, A.Zazai 4+3ast
gschID: 546016





The Miles Basketball Minute: BBL Brose Bamberg-Telekom Baskets Bonn: 3-0 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the second last game of the season, Alba Berlin were embarrassed in Frankfurt 83-71 and at times made unbelievable mistakes on the court as if the 8 time BBL champion was still in pre season ainsteoad of right before high noon and the playoffs. One of the more experienced Alba Berlin players Tony Gaffney made one of those 'did he really do that' turnovers when on a brken play there was a miscommunication and he threw the ball into his own end which had Niklas Kiel scoop up the loose ball and go for the easy bucket as he was all alone. This is a play that the ex Boston Celtic would want to forever erase from his memory, but then again the ex Los Angeles Laker does have other more memorable highlights from his BBL days including one that occurred a little more than 5 years ago when he was playing with the Telekom Baskets Bonn. They faced off against the then seemingly unstoppable Brose Baskets Bamberg that showcased 3 NBA players in their starting lineup with Casey Jacobson, PJ Tucker and Brian Roberts and surprisingly won game one in Bamberg 75-74 on a last second buzzer beater by his teammate Benas Veikalas. The Telekom Baskets Bonn could surely rewatch that buzzer beater from Veikalas again or just ask current German Florian Koch who saw that game from the bench as he registered a DNP for some special motivation. Then again, the Telekom Baskets Bonn don't really need to look back for advice since they have their own array of snipers and buzzer beater shooters like Ken Horton or guys like Josh Mayo and Ryan Thompson that could make their own sweet history against Bamberg.

After missing the BBL playoffs for only the third time in the last 20 years last season, the Telekom Baskets Bonn rebounded from their trauma from last year and had a very strong season that was up to the usual Telekom Baskets Bonn standard. Despite head coach Silvano Poropat taking a leave of absence due to health problems, the team reacted quickly and brought back Predrag Krunic who had had success in Bonn more than 10 years ago. The combined work of Poropat reeling in the right character players and Krunic forming the team chemistry, it was suddenly fun again to watch games in the Telekom Dome. After a slow start losing two of three, the team then won four in a row against weaker teams, but got their self confidence growing. There best span came from February to April as they won eight of ten games. Their biggest wins of the season were against FC Bayern Munich, Alba Berlin and the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. It also helped their self confidence that they were playing a very successful Fiba Europe Cup. They were a quarter away from reaching the final, but allowed a Chris Warren of Nanterre to take over in the fourth quarter dashing their hopes of giving Bonn their first international title. One couldn't say that there was one star, but very many very good team players that also had those special one on one qualities. Guys like diminutive point guard Josh Mayo who shoots over 40% from outside and is unstoppable in the penetration, shooter Ryan Thompson who will play against his ex team and seek revenge and Julian Gamble who can explode inside and score in bunches with ease led the team on offense. A Ken Horton could score 20 points on any night and Yormon Polas Bartolo was the anchor on defense and always fun to watch with his athleticism. The two imports Filip Barovic and Ojars Silins gave valuable energy from the bench inside and TJ DiLeo exhibited that never ending aggressive defense and offensive punch. The club demonstrated on many occasions that they can score the ball as they were fifth best averaging 83ppg, but also showed they can defend on occasion keeping Alba Berlin to 72 points, but then again when studying their season box score point results, they did get more into a shoot out habit and would have lost many more games if they didn't have their offensive capabilities. Taking care of the ball and getting clutch scoring when it's most needed from the bench are two areas where the team had problems this season

After finishing the regular season first in five of the last six years, Brose Bamberg finished second this season, but nobody really seemed to notice as ratiopharm Ulm stole the season show from freak city. The BBL season of Brose Bamberg is a tale of three winning streaks. They started off the season in a dog fight with ratiopharm Ulm winning their first 13 games, but then lost their first head to head battle with ratiopharm Ulm. They then went on a 10 game winning streak, but then surprisingly lost back to back games against FC Bayern Munich and ratiopharm Ulm a feat that has been as rare in the last 7 years as it is giving Janis Strelnieks a spot anywhere in the corner that he doesn't like. They closed out the season with a six game winning streak. Their biggest strength is their team chemistry which isn't as strong as in the past, but still very good as it had kept 11 players and their overall experience is best in the BBL. Other strengths include their rugged defense something which was installed years ago by German national coach Chris Fleming and has continued to define their game since then. They also boast the third best offense averaging 83 points per game and have the best, prettiest and most fluid ball movement in the BBL something that Gregg Popovich would give his thumbs up to. The club also have the deepest roster in the BBL and really a whos who of great players with guys like ex NBA player Darius Miller (202-G-90, college: Kentucky), Euroleague winner Nikolaos Zisis, top Italian player in Europe Nicolo Melli, French national player Fabien Causer and German national players Daniel Theis and Maodo Lo. There are little weaknesses in the team and some even partially hidden as they are an overall good rebounding team grabbing 31 per game which is fifth best in the league, but worst in offensive rebounds in the BBL at 7,0.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg arrive into the BBL playoffs with a groove having a 6 game winning streak and want to add on to that while the Telekom Baskets Bonn come into the playoffs having lost four of their last five games including bitter losses to lesser teams BG Goettingen and the Basket Lowen Braunschweig and seemed a bit drained from the long season. Brose Bamberg won the season series by a combined score of 35 points and played against each other twice in a time frame of only three weeks. In the first meeting on December 17th, Bamberg destroyed Bonn at home 84-64 where they dominated the boards and did a good job on everyone except for Josh Mayo who had 23 points and limited the Bonn bench to eight points. In the return game on January eighth, Bamberg won on the road 85-70 as they once again defended very well and allowed Ryan Thompson to go off on them for 33 points, but had everyone else well in check. They also rebounded better, did a great job taking care of the ball coughing it up only eight times and limited the Bonn bench to only five points. This will be a one sided series as Brose Bamberg will get out the brooms at home in game three. Bamberg simply are stronger in every important statistical category, have more experience and more depth. It is no secret that the real season starts now in the playoffs and that is when Bamberg will step it up as great teams always do. They may have had a long Euroleague season, but have 12 very strong players that could start for any other BBL team and will simply overpower a very pesky Bonn team that might win one game if all goes right, but a whole series is impossible. The Telekom Baskets season ended a few weeks ago when French team Nanterre shocked them at home as that fourth quarter comeback is still in their heads.



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Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas18.7 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros17.8 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos16.9 
 4. Redikas, Arkadikos16.8 
 5. Gioulekas, GS Laris.16.2 
 6. Smajlagic, Psychiko15.4 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos15.4 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros14.9 
 9. Gagaloudis, Iraklis14.8 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.2 
 2. Lolas, Irakleio8.8 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.2 
 4. Rubio, Doukas7.9 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.8 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 7. Skordilis, Faros7.0 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis7.0 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos7.0 
 10. Prodromou, Arkad.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.5 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.8 
 3. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 4. Zoupas, Amyntas .5.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 6. Vasilopoulos, Faros5.2 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos5.1 
 8. Koukas, Doukas5.0 
 9. Karydas, Panionios4.7 
 10. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Giannis PRODROMOU
  Arkad.
  (196-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Prodromou, Arkad.2.1 
 2. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 3. Nikou, Psychiko1.9 
 4. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.7 
 5. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.6 
 6. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.5 
 7. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 8. Laane, Ethnikos1.4 
 9. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
 10. Redikas, Arkadikos1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Antonis SKLIVAS
  Kavala
  (203-F-95)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Sklivas, Kavala1.2 
 2. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.1 
 3. Skordilis, Faros0.9 
 4. Koutroulias, Holargos0.9 
 5. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.8 
 7. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 8. Alihodzic, Panionios0.7 
 9. Paulos, Pagrati0.6 
 10. Stolis, Doxa Pefkon0.6 


A2 Round 30: Panionios beat Doukas to clinch A1 promotion - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A2 just ended.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Panionios (#1) and Doukas (#3). Panionios (26-4) smashed visiting Doukas (25-5) by 25 points 83-58. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Panionios outrebounded Doukas 39-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Doukas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Tasos Dimitriadis (204-82) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Giorgos Koukas (180-85) who recorded 14 points and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panionios have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 26-4 record, which they share with Iraklis. Doukas at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Athens. Local Pagrati (2-28) was outscored by eleventh ranked Arkadikos (12-18) 103-67. It was a good game for forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. Ioannis Karamalegkos contributed with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Arkadikos' coach Ioannis Diamantakos felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Andreas Skoufis (191-98) replied with 24 points for Pagrati. Arkadikos moved-up to tenth place, which they share with AE Larissas. Pagrati lost twentieth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 28 lost games.

Rest of the games of round 30 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Kavala was crushed by Ethnikos in Piraeus 73-52. Irakleio was beaten by Holargos at home 60-73. Aiolos Astakou won against Doxa Pefkon on the opponent's court 73-65. Psychiko outscored GS Larissas in a home game 98-66. Amyntas Dafnis was rolled over Iraklis on the road 82-50. AE Larissas was defeated by Faros on its own court 80-94.

Pagrati - Arkadikos 67-103

The game with biggest result difference took place in Athens. Local Pagrati (2-28) was outscored by eleventh ranked Arkadikos (12-18) 103-67. Arkadikos dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Pagrati's 30. They outrebounded Pagrati 55-23 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Pagrati was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. Point guard Ioannis Karamalegkos (191-94) contributed with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Prodromou is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Arkadikos' coach Ioannis Diamantakos felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Point guard Andreas Skoufis (191-98) replied with 24 points and swingman Iaonnis Lekakis (196-90, college: Rochester, MI) added 20 points and 4 assists in the effort for Pagrati. Arkadikos moved-up to tenth place, which they share with AE Larissas. Pagrati lost twentieth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 28 lost games.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: A.Skoufis 24+4reb+3ast, I.Lekakis 20+4reb+4ast, S.Lympereas 10+6reb, K.Ezomo 8+6reb+1ast, G.Kontogiorgas 4+2reb, E. Tzorbatzakis 1
Arkadikos: G.Prodromou 26+16reb+3ast, S.Tsougarakis 17+8reb+2ast, I.Karamalegkos 15+9reb+5ast, K.Garbis 13+2ast, D.Pinis 11+1reb, M.Spiridakis 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 494002


Ethnikos - Kavala 73-52

There was no surprise in Piraeus where 12th ranked Kavala (10-20) was crushed by eighth ranked Ethnikos (16-14) 73-52. It was a good game for swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Estonian point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Polish-American guard Andy Mazurczak (188, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and forward Sokratis Gkelios (200-95) added 5 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Kavala. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ethnikos moved-up to seventh place. Kavala at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 20 games lost. They share it with Doxa Pefkon.
Top scorers:
Kavala: A.Mazurczak 15+5reb+2ast, C.Kelaidis 10+4reb+5ast, S.Koumlelis 9+7reb+1ast, E.Erevbenagie 7+4reb+4ast, S.Gkelios 5+14reb+1ast, A.Dialo 4+4reb
Ethnikos: N.Kokkalis 19+8reb+2ast, R.Laane 17+3reb, P.Martzos 14+4reb+1ast, K.Oikonomopoulos 8+3reb+3ast, K.Macheras 5+8reb+2ast, M.Kazakos 4
gschID: 493998


Irakleio - Holargos 60-73

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Holargos (17-13) defeated on the road 14th ranked Irakleio (7-23) 73-60. Holargos dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Irakleio's 26. It was a good game for forward Nikos Angelopoulos (205-84, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Naturalized Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-85) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Alexandros Petrakis (200-87) replied with 17 points and guard Themis Koupidis (198-84) added 13 points in the effort for Irakleio. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Holargos have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 17-13 record. Irakleio lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth place with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: A.Petrakis 17, T.Koupidis 13+1reb+2ast, K.Pallis 8+5reb+1ast, I.Lianos 8+6reb+2ast, M.Papadakis 7+2reb+1ast, P.Tserkitsoglou 3
Holargos: N.Angelopoulos 20+4reb+1ast, N.Bochoridis 12+1reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 11+6reb+4ast, A.Kallinikidis 9+7reb+2ast, A.Koutroulias 8+8reb+2ast, S.Gizogiannis 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 494001


Doxa Pefkon - Aiolos Astakou 65-73

Very expected game when 13th ranked Doxa Pefkon (10-20) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Aiolos Astakou (19-11) 73-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Doxa Pefkon won third quarter 26-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aiolos Astakou had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for center Nikos Libaris-Psomas (210-84) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Nikos Katsares (189-83) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Aiolos Astakou's coach Michael Koutalianos allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Norwegian forward Karamo Jawara (203-91, college: N.C.Central) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Apostolos Naoumis (198-93) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Doxa Pefkon. Four Doxa Pefkon players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou maintains fifth position with 19-11 record. Doxa Pefkon at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 20 games lost. They share the position with Kavala.
Top scorers:
Doxa Pefkon: A.Naoumis 13+2reb+4ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 11+3reb+2ast, D.Kalampakas 11+4reb+1ast, K.Jawara 10+13reb+5ast, D.Geromichalos 6+1reb+6ast, N.Diplaros 5+1reb+1ast
Aiolos Astakou: N.Libaris-Psomas 17+10reb+1ast, F.Koumpouras 12+2reb+4ast, A.Gizogiannis 10+6reb+1ast, N.Katsares 9+6reb+4ast, S.Papadionysiou 6+2reb+1ast, V.Kitsoulis 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 493997


Panionios - Doukas 83-58

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Panionios (#1) and Doukas (#3). Panionios (26-4) smashed visiting Doukas (25-5) by 25 points 83-58. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Panionios outrebounded Doukas 39-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Doukas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Tasos Dimitriadis (204-82) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Giorgos Koukas (180-85) who recorded 14 points and 5 assists and Spanish center Guillem Rubio (202-82) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panionios have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 26-4 record, which they share with Iraklis. Doukas at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Doukas: G.Koukas 14+5ast, A.Kiritsis 13+2reb+1ast, G.Rubio 10+6reb+1ast, A.Kanonidis 6+5reb, P.Kafkis 4+2ast, D.Kompodietas 3+2reb
Panionios: F.Alihodzic 19+5reb, T.Dimitriadis 16+3reb+5ast, M.Matalon 13+4reb+5ast, M.Pelekanos 12+7reb+2ast, V.Sakellariou 8+2reb+1ast, N.Michalos 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 494004


Psychiko - GS Larissas 98-66

Very predictable result in Athens where ninth ranked Psychiko (14-16) outscored 15th ranked GS Larissas (5-25) 98-66. Psychiko dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to GS Larissas' 34. Psychiko forced 19 GS Larissas turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a good game for Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Lefteris Chrysos (191-97) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Psychiko players scored in double figures. Coach Nikos Remendelas's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) replied with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and forward Anastasios Spyropoulos (204-95, agency: Octagon Europe) added 19 points in the effort for GS Larissas. Psychiko maintains ninth position with 14-16 record. GS Larissas lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth place with 25 games lost.
Top scorers:
GS Larissas: S.Gioulekas 29+8reb+5ast, A.Spyropoulos 19+4reb+2ast, E.Bebis 7+3reb+5ast, R.Tsourakis 4+11reb+1ast, S.Tsoumas 3+5reb, L.Heretidis 2+2reb+2ast
Psychiko: S.Smajlagic 19+8reb+1ast, L.Chrysos 15+2reb+1ast, T.Nikou 10+5ast, N.Papanikolaou 10+2reb+4ast, V.Mouratos 8+1reb+8ast, C.Iordanou 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 494003


Iraklis - Amyntas Dafnis 82-50

Not a big story in a game in Thessaloniki where 7th ranked Amyntas Dafnis (15-15) was outplayed by second ranked Iraklis (26-4) 82-50. Iraklis dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Amyntas Dafnis' 18. They outrebounded Amyntas Dafnis 42-21 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 4 assists. Swingman Dimitrios Kalaitzidis (198-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Forward Spyros Diamantopoulos (197-83) replied with 13 points and forward Andriano Topalis (201-87) added 6 points in the effort for Amyntas Dafnis. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Iraklis keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis dropped to the eighth place with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: S.Diamantopoulos 13+4reb, T.Vardianos 7+1reb, C.Barbas 6+1reb+2ast, A.Topalis 6+4reb+1ast, I.Angelopoulos 4+2reb+5ast, P.Dorkofikis 3+1reb
Iraklis: D.Kalaitzidis 17+4reb+2ast, K.Totsios 16+4reb+4ast, M.Giannakidis 11+3reb, Y.Gagaloudis 9+2reb+2ast, V.Angelakopoulos 8, S.Chrysopoulos 6+1ast
gschID: 494000


AE Larissas - Faros 80-94

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Faros (24-6) won against on the road 10th ranked AE Larissas (12-18) 94-80. Faros made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 AE Larissas turnovers and outrebounded them 37-25 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for center Gaios Skordilis (207-87, agency: Diamond Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (188-83) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Swingman Giannis Papachristos (190-80) replied with 16 points and guard Theodoros Tsiloulis (190-93) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for AE Larissas. Five Faros and four AE Larissas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Faros have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 24-6 record. AE Larissas lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Arkadikos.
Top scorers:
AE Larissas: G.Papachristos 16+4reb+1ast, M.Politis 14+4reb+2ast, T.Tsiloulis 12+3reb+5ast, N.Tsoutsos 10+2reb, S.Thorsteinsson 9+5reb+2ast, G.Staboulis 8+2reb+1ast
Faros: G.Skordilis 19+13reb+2ast, V.Karaboulas 17+1ast, N.Liakopoulos 14+2reb+3ast, S.Katoufas 13+5reb, K.Kakaroudis 11+6reb, C.Petrodimopoulos 9+7reb
gschID: 493999





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Eredivisie Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Third victory for Zwolle versus Leiden - by Eurobasket News

Zwolle - Leiden 84-78

Zwolle held off Leiden to take 3-2 advantage in the semifinal series. Zwolle forced 20 Leiden turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard JT Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) who scored 27 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Thomas Koenis (210-89, agency: Court Side) added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Leiden players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: J.Tiller 27+7reb+9ast, C.Vette 16+9reb+1ast, O.Schaftenaar 13+3reb+2ast, N.Oudendag 8+4reb+2ast, J.Yoho 7+5reb, K.Hyland 6+3reb
Leiden: D.Draper 24+10reb+1ast, J.Voorn 12+3reb+4ast, T.Koenis 11+10reb+2ast, M.Kherrazi 10+9reb+4ast, R.Jansen 9+1reb+7ast, F.Versteegh 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 545959





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South China and Winling won 2017 openers - by Eurobasket News

South China and Winling won 2017 openers in Hong Kong League. South China edged Nam Ching 104-78 with a 32-15 surge in the first period. They managed to win also the second frame and closed the game with a final 26-12 lead. Winling meanwhile posted a 97-57 victory against HKPA. Winling dominated the whole game and rightfully clinched the win in the opener.


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Best players of Hungarian A Division round 10 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Winsome Frazier (193-F/G-82, agency: Interperformances) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Kaposvari and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
The 34-year old swingman had the game-high 29 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Kaposvari in his team's victory, helping them to beat PVSK Pannon (#1, 20-14) 91-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kaposvari maintains the 2nd position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Kaposvari will need more victories to improve their 19-15 record. In the team's last game Frazier had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Kaposvari, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Mississippi State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Frazier is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.3ppg) and averages solid 42.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) of league's best team Alba. Lorant impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Alba cruised to a 105-96 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Kormend (#3, 22-12). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Alba consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 24-10 record. Lorant is well-known by Alba fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of second-ranked Falco KC. Govens scored 29 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Falco KC, leading his team to a 88-80 win against #4 ranked ZTE KK. Falco KC needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 22 victories and 12 lost games. Govens has a great season in Hungary. After 33 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.9ppg (3rd best) and assists with 6.2apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Emanuel Ubilla (188-PG-86) of ZTE KK - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Roland Hendlein (206-F/C-86) of Kaposvari - 16 points and 8 rebounds
6. Brian Williams (196-G/F-92) of Jaszberenyi - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-G-91) of Kormend - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Sterling Gibbs (188-G-92) of Kormend - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Robbie Sihota (201-F-87) of MAFC - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Brandon Johnson (183-G-86) of Sopron KC - 14 points, 8 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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Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 1st Team 2017
Robert Sigurdsson
Sigurdsson
Austin Bracey
Bracey
Aaron Moss
Moss
Terrance Motley
Motley
Chris Woods
Woods

Finals MVP: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur
Player of the Year: Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of Los Mochis
Import Player of the Year: Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of Los Mochis
Domestic Player of the Year: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur
Coach of the Year: Vidar Hafsteinsson of Hottur

1st Team
G: Robert Sigurdsson (187-G-94) of Fjolnir
G: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur
G: Aaron Moss (185-G) of Hottur
F: Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of Los Mochis
F: Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Hamar

2nd Team
G: Tyrone Garland (185-G-92) of Breidablik
G: Erlendur Stefansson (190-G-95) of Hamar
F: Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur
F: Collin Pryor (200-F-90) of Fjolnir
F: Mirko Virijevic (201-F-81) of Hottur

All-Imports Team
F: Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of Los Mochis
G: Aaron Moss (185-G) of Hottur
F: Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Hamar
F: Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur
G: Tyrone Garland (185-G-92) of Breidablik

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Robert Sigurdsson (187-G-94) of Fjolnir
G: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur
G: Erlendur Stefansson (190-G-95) of Hamar
F: Orn Sigurdarson (202-F-89) of Hamar
F: Mirko Virijevic (201-F-81) of Hottur



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gary JACOBS
  NSH G.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Jacobs, NSH G.27.9 
 2. Williams, Aspac27.2 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.26.4 
 4. Corbin, Bima P.24.9 
 5. Crump, Satya W.24.3 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .22.4 
 7. White, Pelita Jaya22.2 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .21.6 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah21.2 
 10. Irving, Pelita Jaya17.7 
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 Jaya12.9 
 6. Henderson-N., Aspac11.0 
 7. Smith, Hang Tuah10.7 
 8. McKinney, CLS K.10.6 
 9. Gunawan, Garuda9.8 
 10. Smith, Satria Muda9.0 
Assists Per Game
 David SEAGERS
  Pacific .
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Seagers, Pacific .6.1 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.5.5 
 3. Wuysang, CLS K.5.3 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah5.2 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .4.9 
 6. Williams, Aspac4.8 
 7. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.3 
 8. Purwanto, Hang T.4.3 
 9. Jewell, Satria Muda4.1 
 10. Corbin, Bima P.3.9 
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. Jewell, Satria Muda2.3 
 5. Irving, Pelita Jaya2.1 
 6. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.0 
 7. Barfield, NSH G.1.8 
 8. Dhyaksa, Aspac1.7 
 9. White, Pelita Jaya1.7 
 10. Hardianus, Satria M.1.6 
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. White, Pelita Jaya1.5 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .1.5 
 6. Sitepu, Satria M.1.2 
 7. Nugroho, CLS K.1.0 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .0.9 
 9. Jacobs, NSH G.0.8 
 10. Smith, Satria Muda0.8 


IBL Round 2 of Finals. Satria Muda level title series - by Eurobasket News

Satria Muda - Pelita Jaya 83-63

Satria Muda outgunned Pelita Jaya to even the championship series at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 51-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Satria Muda made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Pelita Jaya turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. The other American import forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Satria Muda players scored in double figures. American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and American point guard Martavious Irving (185-90, college: Kansas St.) added 12 points in the effort for Pelita Jaya. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: C.Smith 16+5reb+6ast, T.Jewell 16+9reb+9ast, K.Sitorus 14+3reb, J.Kokodiputra 13+5reb+1ast, A.Wisnu 9+1reb, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 6+3reb+2ast
Pelita Jaya: K.White 16+13reb+2ast, M.Irving 12+3reb+2ast, A.Prasetyo 11+3reb, F.Achmad 9+5reb+2ast, D.Wenas 4+3reb+2ast, P.Indrawan 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 545869





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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A19.9 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.0 
 5. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.6 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.3 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
 9. Vargas, Maccabi .15.8 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.3 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.6 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.1 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.6 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.3 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.0 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Bowman, Maccabi .6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.5 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.2 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.8 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.6 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.6 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.0 
 2. Vargas, Maccabi .1.9 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 6. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Ziv, Maccabi .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.5 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.1 
 7. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 8. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 


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

24-year old forward Darion Atkins (203-F-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Hapoel Holon and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
He had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Maccabi K/G (#12, 4-26) with 28-point margin 100-72. Hapoel Holon maintains the 2nd position in Israeli league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hapoel Holon will need more victories to improve their 20-10 record. Atkins turned to be Hapoel Holon's top player in his first season with the team. The University of Virginia graduate has very impressive stats this year. Atkins is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.6rpg) and averages solid 60.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kevinn Pinkney (207-F/C-83, agency: Pro Sports) of Maccabi Haifa. He is American forward in his first season at Maccabi Haifa. In the last game Pinkney recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Maccabi Haifa was edged by the higher-ranked Bnei Hertzeliyya (#4, 17-13) 96-94. This loss caused Maccabi Haifa to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 15-15 record is not bad and everything may still change. Pinkney is one of the most experienced players at Maccabi Haifa and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Idan Zalmanson (206-C/F-95) of Maccabi Rishon (#7). Zalmanson scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Maccabi Rishon, leading his team to a 91-74 easy win against the lower-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#11, 12-18). Maccabi Rishon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 15 lost games. Zalmanson has a very solid season. In 30 games in Israel he scored 7.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Orr Leumi (192-SG-96) of Bnei Hertzeliyya - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Josh Selby (188-PG-91) of Maccabi K/G - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Tyrone Nash (203-PF-88) of Ironi Nahariya - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Patrick Richard (196-G/F-90) of Maccabi Rishon - 17 points and 5 assists
8. John DiBartolomeo (183-PG-91) of Maccabi Haifa - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Avi Ben-Chimol (194-PG-85) of Maccabi Rishon - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Jake Cohen (208-PF-90) of Maccabi Ashdod - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Winner League Round 30: Bnei Hasharon beats Maccabi Haifa by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 30 in the Winner League took place in Hod Hasharon. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Maccabi Haifa (15-15) to fifth ranked Bnei Hasharon (17-13) 96-94 on Wednesday evening. Bnei Hasharon outrebounded Maccabi Haifa 43-29 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Haifa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Orr Leumi (192-96) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. American power forward Darrell Williams (203-89, college: Tex.A&M-Comm., agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada, agency: Pro Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for Maccabi Haifa. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to fourth place. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Bnei Hasharon are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#12) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against the league's leader Hapoel Eilat (#1) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Maccabi T-A (18-12) against seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (16-14) on Wednesday night. Host Maccabi T-A was defeated by Ironi Nahariya in Tel-Aviv 77-64. American Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Derwin Kitchen chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) with 13 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ironi Nahariya have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A at the other side keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Ironi Nahariya will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Holon at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Winner League top team - Hapoel Eilat (20-10) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat fifth ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (16-14) 86-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Jerusalem. Will Daniels notched 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points by Yotam Halperin did not help to save the game for Hapoel Jerusalem. Hapoel Eilat have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-10 record, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Loser Hapoel Jerusalem keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Eilat will meet Maccabi Haifa (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv and hope to secure a win.
The game between second ranked Hapoel Holon (20-10) and 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (4-26) in Holon ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Holon outscored guests from Kiryat Gat 100-72. The best player for the winners was Darion Atkins who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Hapoel Holon's coach Dan Shamir felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Holon keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi K/G lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 26 lost games. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Ironi Nahariya (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Maccabi K/G will play against Bnei Hasharon (#4) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 30 Galil Gilboa beat Hapoel T-A on the road 80-65. Maccabi Ashdod lost to defending champion Maccabi Rishon on its own court 74-91.

Hapoel T-A - Galil Gilboa 65-80

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Galil Gilboa (13-17) beat on the road 9th ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-17) 80-65. It looked good early as Hapoel Tel-Aviv took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Galil Gilboa had a 22-8 second period charge getting the lead and Hapoel Tel-Aviv was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-80. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who recorded 16 points and 4 assists and power forward Darrell Williams (203-89, college: Tex.A&M-Comm., agency: BeoBasket) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach rotated ten players saving starting five for next games. Galil Gilboa moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv lost fifth consecutive game. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be Maccabi Ashdod (#11) at home.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: M.Lyons 16+2reb+4ast, T.Ginat 10+8reb+2ast, D.Williams 10+8reb+4ast, T.Blatt 7+2reb+4ast, T.Moshe 7+4reb, B.Dawson 5+6reb
Galil Gilboa: J.Siggers 19+6reb+2ast, E.Griffin 18+13reb+1ast, M.Qualls 16+4reb+3ast, E.Skverer 13+5reb+8ast, J.Shuchman 8+9reb+1ast, O.Huber 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 540750


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi K/G 100-72

The game between second ranked Hapoel Holon (20-10) and 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (4-26) in Holon ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Holon outscored guests from Kiryat Gat 100-72. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Holon. Maccabi K/G was better in fourth quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Holon players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Maccabi K/G's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) chipped in 18 points. Four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon's coach Dan Shamir felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Josh Selby (188-91, college: Kansas, agency: HMS) who recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Alex Rosenberg (201-91, college: Columbia) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Hapoel Holon keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi K/G lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 26 lost games. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Ironi Nahariya (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Maccabi K/G will play against Bnei Hasharon (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: J.Selby 25+6reb+4ast, A.Rosenberg 15+6reb, N.Laish 9+1reb+1ast, E.Shulman 7+4reb+1ast, J.Carter 6+9reb+2ast, O.Solomon 4+6reb+1ast
Hapoel Holon: T.Holloway 18+2reb+2ast, D.Atkins 16+10reb, S.Harush 13+3reb+4ast, R.Huber 12+4reb+5ast, J.Taylor 12+1reb+3ast, J.Mor 9+8reb+1ast
gschID: 540751


Hapoel Eilat - Hapoel J-M 86-80

Winner League top team - Hapoel Eilat (20-10) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat fifth ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (16-14) 86-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Jerusalem. American forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) notched 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Danish guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC) supported him with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points by the former international guard Yotam Halperin (194-84) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Jerusalem. The former international forward Lior Eliyahu (205-85) added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-10 record, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Loser Hapoel Jerusalem keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Eilat will meet Maccabi Haifa (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: Y.Halperin 20+2reb+1ast, J.Dyson 11+1reb+2ast, L.Eliyahu 10+8reb+3ast, A.Gentile 10+2reb+1ast, T.Peterson 9+6reb+1ast, C.Jerrells 8+2reb+5ast
Hapoel Eilat: W.Daniels 16+6reb, R.Menco 15+5reb+2ast, C.Colman 14+6reb+2ast, L.Milbourne 12+2reb+3ast, A.Nissim 8, P.Henry 7+7reb+6ast
gschID: 540753


Maccabi T-A - Ironi Nahariya 64-77

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Maccabi T-A (18-12) against seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (16-14) on Wednesday night. Host Maccabi T-A was defeated by Ironi Nahariya in Tel-Aviv 77-64. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Nahariya. Maccabi T-A was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Derwin Kitchen (194-86, college: Florida St.) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) with 13 points and American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) scored 11 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ironi Nahariya have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A at the other side keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Ironi Nahariya will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Holon at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: G.Mekel 13+4reb+3ast, D.Smith 11+4reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 9+3reb+4ast, Q.Miller-Scott 9+3reb+1ast, V.Rudd 8+1reb+5ast, C.Iverson 6+8reb
Ironi Nahariya: T.Nash 18+6reb+2ast, S.Hopson 12+5reb, D.Kitchen 11+8reb+4ast, S.Douglass 9+2reb+3ast, N.Faust 8+3reb, J.Skjoldebrand 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 540752


Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Rishon 74-91

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (12-18) lost at home to seventh ranked Maccabi Rishon (16-14) 91-74. It looked good early as Maccabi Ashdod took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Maccabi Rishon had a 29-15 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Ashdod was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-91. Maccabi Rishon dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Ashdod's 40. Maccabi Rishon forced 19 Maccabi Ashdod turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The best player for the winners was international power forward Idan Zalmanson (206-95) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Jake Cohen (208-90, college: Davidson) who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds and American Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Maccabi Rishon have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Ironi Nahariya. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 18 games lost. Maccabi Rishon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi T-A (#3) in Tel-Aviv and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Galil Gilboa (#9) in Rosh Pina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: C.Simon 22+5reb+2ast, J.Cohen 18+9reb+3ast, I.Ziv 10+5reb+2ast, N.Tishman 9+3reb+6ast, J.Carmichael 5+3reb, B.Altit 4+3reb
Maccabi Rishon: P.Richard 17+1reb+5ast, I.Zalmanson 16+7reb+2ast, A.Ben-Chimol 11+2reb+8ast, C.Long 11+2reb, E.Kadir 10+6reb+2ast, S.Dawson 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 540748


Bnei Hertzeliyya - Maccabi Haifa 96-94

The most exciting game of round 30 in the Winner League took place in Hod Hasharon. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Maccabi Haifa (15-15) to fifth ranked Bnei Hasharon (17-13) 96-94 on Wednesday evening. Bnei Hasharon outrebounded Maccabi Haifa 43-29 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Haifa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Orr Leumi (192-96) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. American power forward Darrell Williams (203-89, college: Tex.A&M-Comm., agency: BeoBasket) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada, agency: Pro Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized American point guard John DiBartolomeo (183-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) added 19 points in the effort for Maccabi Haifa. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to fourth place. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Bnei Hasharon are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#12) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against the league's leader Hapoel Eilat (#1) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: K.Pinkney 24+11reb+2ast, J.DiBartolomeo 19+2reb+3ast, G.Vargas 14+2reb+8ast, O.Blayzer 12+7reb+4ast, A.Simhon 11+5reb+1ast, W.Workman 8
Bnei Hertzeliyya: O.Leumi 23+3reb+3ast, T.Green 16+2reb+5ast, D.Williams 14+13reb+2ast, B.Triche 13+5reb+4ast, H.Kanacevic 11+9reb+4ast, T.Maayan 10+5reb+5ast
gschID: 540749





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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Smith, Roseto24.6 
 2. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.6 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.8 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
 10. Raivio, Legnano18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.9 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.6 
 5. Smith, Ravenna9.4 
 6. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 7. Mortellaro, Chieti9.2 
 8. Perry, Treviso .9.2 
 9. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.6 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Golden, Chieti4.4 
 10. Fultz, Roseto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Green, Alma T.2.7 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Brown, Roma Virtus2.0 
 4. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 5. Spissu, Virtus B.1.9 
 6. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 8. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 9. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 10. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.6 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 
 10. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 


Recap of Serie A2 Round 3 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Mantova - Tortona 76-61

Mantova rallied past Tortona to narrow the deficit in the series. It was a great evening for swingman Alessandro Amici (200-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. The former international point guard Jacopo Giachetti (190-83) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Luca Garri (207-82) with 10 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Glenn Cosey (183-92, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Mantova: A.Amici 22+4reb+3ast, J.Giachetti 13+5reb+2ast, F.Candussi 11+5reb+3ast, L.Corbett 8+2ast, L.Gergati 8+2reb, A.Casella 5+5reb
Tortona: P.Greene IV 15+2reb, L.Garri 10+8reb+1ast, M.Sanna 8+2reb, V.Cucci 8+2reb+1ast, G.Cosey 7+6reb+6ast, G.Ricci 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545103


Treviglio - Alma Trieste 81-78

Treviglio outscored Alma Trieste to avoid elimination. 30 personal fouls committed by Alma Trieste helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: HMS) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 4 assists. Swingman Luca Cesana (193-97) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Javonte Green (193-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International) answered with 25 points and 7 rebounds and forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Alma Trieste. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Alma Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: A.Sollazzo 19+3reb+4ast, L.Cesana 17+4reb+2ast, P.Marini 16+2reb+1ast, T.Marino 10+3reb+6ast, E.Rossi 8+9reb, S.Genovese 7+2reb+2ast
Alma Trieste: J.Green 25+7reb+1ast, J.Parks 14+6reb, M.Da Ros 13+6reb+2ast, S.Bossi 11+3reb+2ast, D.Cavaliero 5+3reb+1ast, A.Pecile 4+1reb
gschID: 545102


F.Kontatto BO - Agrigento 73-48

Bologna crushed Agrigento to take 2-1 lead. It was a great evening for American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. American-Jordanian guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 16 points and 5 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St.) with 9 points and 5 rebounds and center Quirino De-Laurentiis (206-92, agency: SPORTlab Agency) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
F.Kontatto BO: J.Knox 19+7reb+1ast, A.Legion 16+5reb+1ast, D.Cinciarini 10+1reb+1ast, S.Mancinelli 6+6reb+1ast, L.Gandini 5+2reb+2ast, M.Ruzzier 4+2reb+5ast
Agrigento: M.Evangelisti 9+2ast, P.Buford 9+5reb+2ast, Q.De Laurentiis 7+7reb+1ast, A.Chiarastella 7+6reb+1ast, I.Ferraro 5+1reb+1ast, R.Zugno 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 545101


Lighthouse TR - Treviso Basket 72-80

Treviso Basket upset Lighthouse Trapani on the road to sweep the series. Treviso Basket outrebounded Lighthouse TR 38-24 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international guard Matteo Fantinelli (195-93, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Hungarian swingman Zoltan Perl (195-95) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Treviso Basket players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Andrea Renzi (207-89, agency: Players Group) with 20 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Jeffrey Crockett (201-91, college: Texas Tech) scored 21 points.
Top scorers:
Treviso Basket: Z.Perl 19+5reb+2ast, D.Moretti 17+4reb+2ast, T.Rinaldi 13+5reb, M.Fantinelli 11+8reb+8ast, J.Perry 7+9reb+3ast, A.Ancellotti 6+6reb
Lighthouse TR: J.Crockett 21+4reb+1ast, A.Renzi 20+8reb+1ast, K.Mays 10+2reb+2ast, K.Viglianisi 7+2reb+3ast, R.Tavernelli 6+3reb+5ast, D.Filloy 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545100


Verona - Angelico Biella 70-61

Verona toppled Angelico Beiella to open win count in the series. 24 personal fouls committed by Angelico Biella helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American point guard Dawan Robinson (188-82, college: Rhode Island, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Marco Portannese (192-89) helped adding 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Niccolo De-Vico (198-94, agency: SPORTlab Agency) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-89, college: IU Southeast) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Verona: D.Robinson 16+6reb+2ast, D.Diliegro 13+5reb+1ast, M.Portannese 11+5reb+4ast, M.Frazier 9+5reb+4ast, D.Brkic 8+6reb+1ast, G.Pini 5+6reb
Angelico Biella: N.De Vico 16+7reb+1ast, J.Ferguson 12+5reb+3ast, M.Venuto 11+3reb, A.Tessitori 9+3reb+3ast, M.Hall 9+11reb, C.Wheatle 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545096


Novipiu Casale - Virtus Bologna 79-82

Virtus Bologna prevailed against Novipiu Casale to gain 2-1 advantage. It was an exceptional evening for Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. American center Kenny Lawson (207-88, college: Creighton) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Point guard Giovanni Tomassini (188-88) came up with 21 points and 9 assists and American forward Jordan Tolbert (201-92, college: SMU) added 18 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Novipiu Casale in the defeat. Four Novipiu Casale players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Virtus Bologna: M.Umeh 20+7reb+8ast, K.Lawson 19+5reb, G.Rosselli 9+3reb, M.Spissu 9+2reb, G.Spizzichini 8+1reb+1ast, S.Gentile 8+6reb+5ast
Novipiu Casale: G.Tomassini 21+4reb+9ast, J.Tolbert 18+10reb+1ast, B.Blizzard 16+6reb+3ast, N.Natali 11+1reb+2ast, N.Martinoni 5+7reb+4ast, L.Severini 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 545099


Roseto - Legnano 65-63

Roseto nipped Legnano to surge ahead in the series. Roseto made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was point guard Adam Smith (185-92, college: Georgia Tech) who scored 21 points. Power forward Brandon Sherrod (198-92, college: Yale) chipped in 6 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nikolas Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) added 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Four Legnano players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Roseto: A.Smith 21+2reb+1ast, V.Amoroso 13+5reb, R.Fultz 13+4reb, R.Casagrande 6+1reb+1ast, B.Sherrod 6+12reb+1ast, A.Piazza 2+4reb
Legnano: N.Raivio 19+10reb+1ast, W.Mosley 18+6reb, F.Ihedioha 11+5reb, M.Palermo 10+7reb+1ast, F.Maiocco 5+3reb+1ast, A.Navarini 0
gschID: 545098


Roma Virtus - Ravenna 90-79

Roma Virtus avoided elimination claiming a vital win over Ravenna in Game 3. Roma Virtus looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for the former international Aristide Landi (203-94) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. American forward John Brown (203-92, college: High Point) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was point guard Gherardo Sabatini (181-94) with 22 points and 4 assists and power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Roma Virtus and four Ravenna players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Roma Virtus: A.Landi 27+12reb+1ast, J.Brown 19+6reb+2ast, A.Raffa 17+2reb+5ast, M.Chessa 14+1reb+2ast, G.Maresca 10+8reb+6ast, T.Baldasso 3+3ast
Ravenna: G.Sabatini 22+3reb+4ast, A.Chiumenti 15+9reb+2ast, G.Sgorbati 11+3reb+1ast, M.Tambone 10+4reb+2ast, S.Masciadri 7+6reb+2ast, T.Smith 7+3reb
gschID: 545097


Group Play-Out
Viola RC - Chieti 91-74

Viola RC dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Chieti's 24. It was a great evening for American-Danish guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 5 rebounds. American Marshawn Powell (201-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 21 points and 13 rebounds. Four Viola RC players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Trae Golden (188-91, college: Georgia Tech) with 25 points and point guard Mattia Venucci (185-90) scored 16 points. Chieti's coach Maurizio Bartocci let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Viola RC: A.Voskuil 32+5reb+1ast, M.Powell 21+13reb+1ast, R.Rossato 13+2reb+1ast, A.Fabi 11+9reb+7ast, T.Guariglia 6+1reb, L.Caroti 5+6reb+4ast
Chieti: T.Golden 25+3reb+3ast, M.Venucci 16+1reb+2ast, C.Davis 11+4reb, L.Sergio 7+4reb+2ast, C.Mortellaro 5+6reb+2ast, M.Fallucca 3+1reb
gschID: 545585


Unieuro Forli - Scafati 90-85

Unieuro Forli made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American guard Melvin Johnson (193-93, college: VCU) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Simone Pierich (199-81) helped adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Israeli point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and Maltese-American Darryl Jackson (190-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Unieuro Forli: M.Johnson 29+3reb+4ast, S.Pierich 12+7reb+1ast, D.Bonacini 12+1reb+2ast, O.Adegboye 9+4reb+3ast, R.Amoroso 8+9reb, P.Rotondo 8+5reb
Scafati: D.Jackson 23+7reb+1ast, N.Crow 21+3reb, Y.Naimy 19+5reb+10ast, T.Fantoni 7+8reb+1ast, M.Ammannato 7+3reb, A.Dobbins 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 545584





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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.5 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.8 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.2 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, Sanen18.8 
 6. White, Sendai18.1 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.5 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.8 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.6 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.5 
 5. Childress, Sanen9.7 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.9.6 
 7. Mangano, Sendai8.9 
 8. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.7 
 10. Spangler, Toshi.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
 9. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.4 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 4. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 7. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 9. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.4 
 7. Charlo, Kyoto H.1.2 
 8. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 9. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 10. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Scootie RANDALL
  Cyberdyn.
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Randall, Cyberdyn.20.7 
 2. Tapscott, Kagawa F.19.7 
 3. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.4 
 4. Creekmore, Tokyo Z18.3 
 5. Barone, Aomori W.18.0 
 6. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.9 
 7. Woodbury, Bambitio.17.8 
 8. Stephan, Tokyo E.17.7 
 9. Jones, Tokyo Z17.6 
 10. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.9 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.6 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Posthumus, Shins.11.5 
 5. Davis, Shimane SM11.2 
 6. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.1 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.8 
 8. Doaks, Iwate B.10.8 
 9. Barone, Aomori W.10.7 
 10. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.5.0 
 2. Sameshima, Kagos.4.6 
 3. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.4 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.4.0 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.3 
 6. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.2 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.1 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.1 
 9. Burns, Nishinomiya S.3.0 
 10. Randall, Cyberdyn.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 3. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 4. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.6 
 5. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.6 
 6. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.6 
 7. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
 8. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.5 
 9. Spikes, Fukushima1.4 
 10. Obuchi, Gunma1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.7 
 3. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.7 
 4. Kuso, Gunma1.7 
 5. Spikes, Fukushima1.6 
 6. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 7. Marshall, Shima.1.5 
 8. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 9. Alabi, Toyotsu FE1.4 
 10. Lammert, Hiroshim.1.3 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.1 
 2. Jennings, Saitama .17.2 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.7 
 4. Peppers, Fukuoka .16.7 
 5. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.16.3 
 6. Harper, Tokyo HT14.8 
 7. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.14.8 
 8. Wade, Saitama .14.6 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT13.7 
 10. Kumazawa, Aisin AW13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.5 
 2. Kendrick, Toyoda G.10.2 
 3. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 4. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.9.8 
 6. Butch, Fukuoka .8.7 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.8.5 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.5 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT8.4 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.4 
 3. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.4 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.2 
 5. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.9 
 6. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.8 
 7. Kato, Aisin AW2.8 
 8. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.8 
 9. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.6 
 10. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT1.9 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.9 
 4. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 5. Jennings, Saitama .1.5 
 6. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.4 
 7. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
 8. Kumazawa, Aisin AW1.3 
 9. Ishitani, Fukuoka .1.3 
 10. Kato, Aisin AW1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.7 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Harper, Tokyo HT1.3 
 4. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.2 
 5. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.2 
 6. Tate, Saitama .0.8 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.8 
 8. Hall, Tokyo HT0.7 
 9. Morris, Tokyo HT0.7 
 10. Heath, Tokyo C.0.7 



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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Trae ANDERSON
  Ylli
  (196-SF-)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Anderson, Ylli21.4 
 2. Brown, Ylli21.3 
 3. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.8 
 5. Black, Bashkimi20.4 
 6. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.8 
 8. Veseli, Peja17.3 
 9. Zekiqi, Trepca16.9 
 10. Locke, Bashkimi16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Anderson, Ylli9.2 
 3. Sinani, Bashkimi8.7 
 4. Moser, Sigal P.8.2 
 5. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
 6. Locke, Bashkimi7.4 
 7. Grosha, Ylli7.0 
 8. Black, Bashkimi6.9 
 9. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
 10. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fisnik JUNIKU
  Vellaznimi
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 2. Anderson, Ylli7.0 
 3. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 4. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.6 
 5. Brown, Ylli5.4 
 6. Mekaj, Peja5.1 
 7. Black, Bashkimi4.9 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
 10. Latifaj, Kerasan4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Arian QALLAKU
  Peja
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Qallaku, Peja2.5 
 2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
 4. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 5. Brown, Ylli1.7 
 6. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
 7. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
 8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.6 
 9. Moser, Sigal P.1.6 
 10. Black, Bashkimi1.5 
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. Muric, Peja0.7 
 6. Grosha, Ylli0.7 
 7. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
 8. Anderson, Ylli0.6 
 9. Veseli, Peja0.6 
 10. Sinani, Bashkimi0.6 


SuperLeague Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Sigal Prishtina and Bashkimi reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina - Trepca 104-82

Sigal Prishtina fired past Trepca to sweep the semifinal series. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Sigal Prishtina's pressure prevailed and they won that period 34-18 extending their advantage to 22 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Trepca's 48. It was a good game for American forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Sigal Prishtina players scored in double figures. The former international forward Samir Zekiqi (202-95) answered with 31 points and American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) added 23 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Trepca. Trepca's coach Dimitris Papadopoulos gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Sigal Prishtina: M.Moser 25+8reb+1ast, F.Rugova 23+5reb+1ast, D.Hajrizi 18+5reb+6ast, J.Hinds 17+2reb+2ast, G.Rugova 15+5reb+2ast, U.Zenelaj 6+3reb+1ast
Trepca: S.Zekiqi 31+3reb+2ast, M.Scott 23+5reb+3ast, B.Azemi 14+7reb+1ast, A.Selmani 6+1reb+2ast, B.Zekiqi 4+3reb+1ast, N.Ljujic 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 545992


Bashkimi - Peja 117-96

Bashkimi advanced into the title series as they swept Peja. The game was mostly controlled by Bashkimi. Peja was better in second period 31-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Peja's 36. They outrebounded Peja 48-17 including a 35-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bashkimi players were unselfish on offense dishing 43 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Peja's players. It was a great evening for American forward Kayel Locke (196-94, college: NC-Greensboro) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 20 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists. Five Bashkimi players scored in double figures. Bashkimi's coach Dragan Radovic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Arian Qallaku (195-92) with 31 points and 5 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Robert Abramovic (185-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) scored 28 points.
Top scorers:
Bashkimi: K.Locke 33+13reb+5ast, J.Black 20+11reb+14ast, G.Adams 15+4reb+2ast, M.Popovic 15+5reb+4ast, M.Tmusic 10+4reb+7ast, G.Sinani 10+6reb+3ast
Peja: A.Qallaku 31+5reb+1ast, R.Abramovic 28+1reb+2ast, A.Hajdari 24+1reb+3ast, L.Mekaj 8+1reb+9ast, E.Kuqi 5+2reb+1ast, M.Muric 0+4reb+1ast
gschID: 545991





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  LATVIA  


LBL2 Round 3 of Finals. Jelgava register second victory - by Eurobasket News

Jelgava - ViA 82-73

Jelgava rallied past ViA to secure 2-1 lead in the championship series. ViA trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 24 after three quarters before a 23-8 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 73-82 at the end of the game. Jelgava looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for forward Janis Atelbauers (204-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Forward Janis Engers (200-95) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and forward Oto Grinbergs (195-90) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for ViA. ViA's coach Roberts Zeile rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: E.Krumins 19+8reb+2ast, J.Atelbauers 19+10reb, K.Krumins 13+8reb+6ast, A.Justovics 11+1reb+3ast, J.Berzins 9+4reb+1ast, T.Bititis 7+1reb
ViA: J.Engers 22+7reb+1ast, V.Veveris 13+5reb, O.Grinbergs 11+5reb+4ast, T.Kohanovs 8+6reb+2ast, R.Ermansons 6+3reb+1ast, K.Dubults 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 546018





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  LEBANON  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.7 
 2. Khatib, Homenetmen24.7 
 3. Johnson, Louaize23.7 
 4. Efevberha, Sagesse23.5 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon23.4 
 6. Rembert, Champville23.3 
 7. Morris, Tadamon23.2 
 8. Ebi, Byblos22.2 
 9. Jackson, Homen.21.7 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Champville
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Townes, Champville13.2 
 2. Ebi, Byblos12.4 
 3. Upshaw, Mayrouba12.3 
 4. Majok, Homenetmen11.6 
 5. Melvin, Moutahed10.8 
 6. Godfrey, Sagesse10.5 
 7. Bawji, Champville9.6 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.1 
 9. Johnson, Louaize8.6 
 10. Thomas, Hoops8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.6 
 2. Mezher, Hoops8.1 
 3. Khalil, Tadamon6.4 
 4. Rembert, Champville6.1 
 5. Johnson, Louaize6.1 
 6. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.4 
 7. Brown, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Pigram, Tadamon5.2 
 9. Efevberha, Sagesse4.9 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Geron JOHNSON
  Louaize
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Louaize2.8 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.6 
 3. Galloway, Homen.2.0 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos1.9 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon1.9 
 6. Thomas, Hoops1.8 
 7. Ebi, Byblos1.7 
 8. Curry, Moutahed1.7 
 9. Brown, Al Riyadi1.7 
 10. Tucker, Byblos1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.6 
 2. Majok, Homenetmen2.6 
 3. Townes, Champville2.2 
 4. Godfrey, Sagesse1.8 
 5. Ebi, Byblos1.8 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed1.5 
 7. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.5 
 8. Tabet, Moutahed1.1 
 9. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.1 
 10. Johnson, Louaize1.0 


Pepsi LBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Homenetmen and Al Riyadi capture wins - by Eurobasket News

Homenetmen - Moutahed 95-74

Homenetmen outgunned Moutahed to take 1-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Homenetmen. Al Moutahed managed to win fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Homenetmen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) fired 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 28+7reb+6ast, K.Galloway 19+11reb+11ast, D.Jackson 17+6reb+1ast, A.Majok 14+6reb+2ast, N.Souaid 6+1reb, H.Gyokchyan 5+4reb+1ast
Moutahed: C.Melvin 21+11reb, R.Curry 14+4reb+4ast, D.Spencer 12+9reb+3ast, M.Ziadeh 10+7reb+1ast, C.Tabet 8+4reb+1ast, T.Othman 3+1ast
gschID: 545953


Al Riyadi - Byblos 99-77

Al Riyadi knocked down Byblos in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Al Riyadi. Byblos was better in fourth quarter 28-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Al Riyadi outrebounded Byblos 45-34 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Byblos. 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:
Al Riyadi: A.Aminu 19+8reb, M.Haidar 18+6reb+4ast, A.Saoud 13+4reb+3ast, B.Cvetkovic 13+8reb+4ast, A.Ismail 12+4reb+5ast, J.Abdel Nour 10+9reb+2ast
Byblos: A.Traore 21+9reb+5ast, J.Youngblood 19+5reb+2ast, C.Tucker 12+2reb+2ast, O.El Turk 8, J.Aby Khers 5+5reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 545954





Culiacan inks Chris Crawford, ex Louaize - by Eurobasket News

Caballeros de Culiacan (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Chris Crawford (193-100kg-92, college: Memphis, agency: Babcock Sports). He moved there from Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where he started the season. In only one game he recorded 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block this season. Crawford also played that season for another team Iowa Energy in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In three Pepsi LBL games he had 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 3.7apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crawford's team made it to the D-League Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was also voted All-C-USA Sixth Man of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Crawford has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Memphis until 2014 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Baron, Lietuvos.14.6 
 3. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.8 
 4. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.2 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.6 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.4 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.7 
 9. Kacinas, Neptunas5.5 
 10. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.1 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Pangos, Zalgiris4.1 
 9. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.9 
 10. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.6 
 3. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 4. Williams, Lietkabelis1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 7. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 8. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 9. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 10. Sulskis, Juventus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 3. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Lima, Zalgiris0.9 
 7. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 8. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 10. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 


Overview of LKL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos rytas - P.Zvaigzdes 107-51

Lietuvos Rytas thumped Pieno Zvaigzdes to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. P.Zvaigzdes was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding P.Zvaigzdes to just 7 points in first quarter. Lietuvos rytas dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to P.Zvaigzdes' 30. They outrebounded P.Zvaigzdes 43-17 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Lietuvos rytas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by P.Zvaigzdes' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Taylor Brown (200-89, college: Bradley) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Derrick Low (191-86, college: Washington St., agency: Octagon Europe) with 13 points and 4 assists and Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-93) scored 11 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:
Lietuvos rytas: T.Brown 16+7reb, D.Gordon 15+2reb, A.Gudaitis 15+10reb, C.Hannah 14+7ast, R.Giedraitis 12+4reb+5ast, J.Baron 12+2reb+2ast
P.Zvaigzdes: D.Low 13+4ast, O.Olisevicius 11+4reb+2ast, E.Zabas 8+1reb+1ast, A.Agafonov 8+2reb+2ast, J.Tamulis 6+1ast, I.Fiodorovas 3+1reb
gschID: 545272


Lietkabelis - Vytautas 83-67

Lietkabelis knocked down Vytautas to ensure the next round appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Lietkabelis. Vytautas was better in third quarter 26-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lietkabelis won last quarter 21-6. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vytautas to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Vytautas 38-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. Lietkabelis players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a great evening for Zygimantas Skucas (201-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-79) helped adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. Five Lietkabelis players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Vytenis Cizauskas (187-92) with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Regimantas Miniotas (206-96) scored 10 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: K.Lavrinovic 13+6reb+3ast, Z.Skucas 12+7reb+4ast, B.Madgen 10+3reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 10+2reb+4ast, G.Leonavicius 10+3reb+2ast, L.Williams 10+4reb+1ast
Vytautas: T.Delininkaitis 10+2reb+3ast, R.Miniotas 10+4reb+3ast, V.Lipkevicius 10+4reb+1ast, L.Birutis 10+2reb+1ast, V.Cizauskas 9+6reb+4ast, A.Valeika 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 545273


Zalgiris - Dzukija 96-40

Zalgiris eased past Dzukija to reach the semifinal stage. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Dzukija to just 6 points in third quarter. Zalgiris dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dzukija's 24. Zalgiris forced 26 Dzukija turnovers and outrebounded them 31-17 including 19 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for the former international center Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international Renaldas Seibutis (196-85) contributed with 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Zalgiris' coach Sarunas Jasikevicius felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Russian center Anatoly Kashirov (215-87) answered with 14 points and center Karolis Guscikas (205-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 9 points in the effort for Dzukija.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: A.Kavaliauskas 14+8reb+1ast, E.Ulanovas 11+3reb+2ast, A.Lima 10+5reb, R.Seibutis 10+1reb+5ast, I.Hartenstein 9+1reb+2ast, L.Lekavicius 8+2reb+1ast
Dzukija: A.Kashirov 14+2reb+2ast, K.Guscikas 9+3reb, J.Kazakauskas 8+3reb+1ast, P.Morkeliunas 4+2reb+1ast, P.Danisevicius 3+1reb+1ast, A.Hernandez 2+1reb+6ast
gschID: 545271


Neptunas - Juventus 87-69

Neptunas delivered the third and decisive blow to Juventus claiming a well-deserved home win in Game 3. The game without a history. Neptunas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Neptunas outrebounded Juventus 37-25 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 4 assists. American power forward Jerai Grant (203-89, college: Clemson) helped adding 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Neptunas' coach Dainius Adomaitis let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was power forward Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Jamar Diggs (188-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 14 points and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Girdziunas 25+4reb+4ast, J.Grant 14+9reb+5ast, D.Ewing 13+2reb+3ast, C.Lofton 9+3reb+2ast, L.Beliauskas 9+1ast, M.Kacinas 7+5reb+1ast
Juventus: V.Cepukaitis 16+7reb+2ast, J.Diggs 14+2reb+4ast, V.Sulskis 10+3reb+4ast, D.Salenga 7+2reb+1ast, O.Galdikas 6, D.Bickauskis 6+5reb+7ast
gschID: 545270





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  LUXEMBOURG  

Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Ladarius TABB
  Arantia
  (196-G/F-)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Tabb, Arantia28.2 
 2. Morgan, Contern27.2 
 3. Bivins, Kordall .26.7 
 4. Reese, Sparta26.5 
 5. Richardson, Resid.25.6 
 6. Gulley, Musel Pikes25.5 
 7. Sims, Arantia25.1 
 8. Johnson, T7124.6 
 9. Leonard, Bascharage23.4 
 10. Mondy, Arantia23.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ladarius TABB
  Arantia
  (196-G/F-)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Tabb, Arantia14.5 
 2. Ogden, Racing13.0 
 3. McNutt, Etzella12.3 
 4. Coleman, Amicale11.8 
 5. Stephens, T7111.5 
 6. Johnson, T7111.2 
 7. Barden, Etzella11.0 
 8. Atkins, Contern10.6 
 9. Rugg, Musel Pikes10.5 
 10. Robinson, Sparta10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bob MELCHER
  Amicale
  (189-G-94)
  Avg: 7
 1. Melcher, Amicale7.0 
 2. Morton, Racing5.1 
 3. Birenbaum, Contern5.1 
 4. Mondy, Arantia4.9 
 5. Clark, Basket Esch4.8 
 6. Schumacher, T714.6 
 7. Richardson, Resid.4.6 
 8. Leonard, Bascharage3.9 
 9. Biever, Basket Esch3.3 
 10. Ruffato, T713.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Kordall .
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bivins, Kordall .3.6 
 2. Mondy, Arantia2.9 
 3. Tabb, Arantia2.5 
 4. Richardson, Resid.2.3 
 5. Morgan, Contern2.1 
 6. Gulley, Musel Pikes2.1 
 7. Birenbaum, Contern2.1 
 8. Atkins, Contern2.0 
 9. Barden, Etzella2.0 
 10. Mason, Kordall .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Titus ROBINSON
  Sparta
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Robinson, Sparta2.1 
 2. McNutt, Etzella1.7 
 3. Melcher, Amicale1.0 
 4. Coleman, Amicale0.9 
 5. Barden, Etzella0.8 
 6. Rugg, Musel Pikes0.8 
 7. McDaniel, Amicale0.7 
 8. Reese, Sparta0.7 
 9. Atkins, Contern0.6 
 10. Morton, Racing0.6 


Musel Pikes beat Amicale to keep championship hopes alive - by Eurobasket News

Musel Pikes - Amicale 91:81

Musel Pikes evened the championship series. They topped Amicale at home court to draw things level at 1-1. Jarmar Gulley (196-F/G-91, college: Missouri St.) stepped up with 29 points and 13 rebounds to help Musel Pikes bounce back from a heavy loss in Game 1.
Musel Pikes unloaded 29 points in the opening quarter to take a 6-point lead. Amicale struck right back in the second term. They erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 52:48 halftime advantage. But Musel Pikes improved defensively in the second half. They held Amicale to just 29 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Clancy Rugg (203-F/C-91, college: Vermont, agency: Court Side) came up with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Jean Kox (196-F-90) delivered 17 points in the win. Samy Picard (195-PF-88) responded with 26 points for Amicale. Shavon Coleman (196-F-92, college: LSU, agency: Court Side) accounted for 16 points and 18 rebounds in the loss.
Game 3 of the title series is scheduled for April 7th.

Musel Pikes: Jarmar Gulley 29+13 boards, Clancy Rugg 23+13 boards, Jean Kox 17
Amicale: Samy Picard 26, Shavon Coleman 16+18 boards



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  MALI  


AS Police seal Cup title at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga - by Eurobasket News

AS Police celebrated the Cup title at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga in Mali. In the Final game they overcame As Real de Bamako 66-61. As Police posted an 18-12 lead at the start of the game and led 10 points at the halftime. Real de Bamako reduced to 52-43 at the end of the third period and managed to cut the deficit in the last period, however could not catch up with the opponents.


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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Franklin, Guasave27.7 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.6 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.4 
 4. Samarco, Durango23.0 
 5. Rice-Jr, Obregon22.9 
 6. Tucker, Mazatlan21.7 
 7. Ammons, Navolato21.6 
 8. Mitchell, Navolato21.4 
 9. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 10. Rogers, Navolato20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.4 
 2. Ammons, Navolato11.1 
 3. Glover, Obregon10.8 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Puckett, Culiacan8.7 
 6. Little, Hermosillo8.7 
 7. Early, Los Mochis7.9 
 8. Lathan, Tijuana7.5 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana7.3 
 10. Motley, Los Mochis7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dwayne MITCHELL
  Navolato
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Mitchell, Navolato6.4 
 2. Morrison, Tijuana5.3 
 3. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 4. Perez, Hermosillo4.9 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.9 
 6. Rice-Jr, Obregon4.7 
 7. Marigney, Guaymas4.3 
 8. Provost, Guaymas3.8 
 9. Newby, Los Mochis3.8 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff EARLY
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Early, Los Mochis2.6 
 2. Rice-Jr, Obregon1.8 
 3. Morrison, Tijuana1.7 
 4. Tucker, Mazatlan1.3 
 5. Newby, Los Mochis1.3 
 6. Morris-W., Culiacan1.2 
 7. Forte, Los Mochis1.2 
 8. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 9. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 10. Eldridge, Navolato1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. Pittman, Guasave1.3 
 3. Ammons, Navolato1.3 
 4. Puckett, Culiacan1.0 
 5. Lathan, Tijuana0.9 
 6. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 7. Villanueva, Hermo.0.7 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo0.6 
 9. Keller, Durango0.6 
 10. Hernandez, Los M.0.5 


Tijuana tabs Nahshon George, ex TGE - by Eurobasket News

Zonkeys de Tijuana (CIBACOPA) inked 24-year old American forward Nahshon George (206-91kg-93, college: Idaho, agency: Haylett Sports). He moved there from Thai General Equipment in Thailand TBL league where he started the season. In 21 games he averaged impressive 19.2ppg, 14.2rpg (#5 in the league), 1.8apg and 1.3spg this season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Thailand Basketball League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements George's team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
George graduated from University of Idaho in 2016 and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CIBACOPA Round 25: Rayos de Hermosillo defeats Tijuana Zonkeys in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Third-ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (13-9) gave a tough game to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (18-5) on Saturday. The visitors from Hermosillo managed to secure only one-point victory 88-87. However their fans expected easier game. Rayos de Hermosillo made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Karim Scott (-88) responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rayos de Hermosillo maintains first place with 18-5 record. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Aguilas Doradas de Durango (#10) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Eighth-ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (9-15) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (17-7). Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only three-point victory 102-99. However their fans expected much easier game. Puerto Rican point guard Nick Leon (181-88, college: St.Peter's) nailed a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 assists for the winning side and Glen Rice-Jr accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for Garra Canera de Navolato in the defeat. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-7 record behind leader Hermosillo. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Caballeros de Culiacan (#6) at home in the next round. Garra Canera de Navolato will play against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Fifth ranked Frayles de Guasave (12-12) beat at home 6th ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan (10-14) by 10 points 102-92, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Americans were the main players on the court. Travis Franklin fired 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Cliff Tucker produced 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Frayles de Guasave have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-12 record. Defending champion Lobos UAD Mazatlan keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Los Mochis and Culiacan. Frayles de Guasave will meet at home higher ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lobos UAD Mazatlan will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 25 bottom-ranked Durango lost to Culiacan on the opponent's court 92-96. Guaymas managed to outperform Los Mochis in a home game 97-92.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 8 rebounds by Cameron Forte of Los Mochis.

Tijuana - Hermosillo 87-88

Third-ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (13-9) gave a tough game to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (18-5) on Saturday. The visitors from Hermosillo managed to secure only one-point victory 88-87. However their fans expected easier game. Rayos de Hermosillo made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Karim Scott (-88) responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) scored 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rayos de Hermosillo maintains first place with 18-5 record. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Garra Canera de Navolato (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Aguilas Doradas de Durango (#10) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: M.Henry 18+8reb+2ast, S.Monreal 16+7reb+2ast, J.Villanueva 13+4reb+1ast, A.Bell 13+2reb, J.Camacho 10+9reb+1ast, E.Little 6+12reb
Tijuana: K.Scott 29+9reb+1ast, C.Cortez 21+2reb+8ast, M.Morrison 20+9reb+6ast, J.Zesati 9+5reb+2ast, D.Cheek 4+4reb+3ast, N.George 2+8reb+3ast
gschID: 536396


Guasave - Mazatlan 102-92

Fifth ranked Frayles de Guasave (12-12) beat at home 6th ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan (10-14) by 10 points 102-92, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Frayles de Guasave shot 67.9 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Frayles de Guasave made 8 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St., agency: Interperformances) fired 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Sammy Yeager (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Frayles de Guasave players scored in double figures. Swingman Cliff Tucker (198-89, college: Maryland) produced 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) added 25 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Frayles de Guasave have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 12-12 record. Defending champion Lobos UAD Mazatlan keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Los Mochis and Culiacan. Frayles de Guasave will meet at home higher ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lobos UAD Mazatlan will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guasave: T.Franklin 33+4reb+4ast, S.Yeager 22+5reb+6ast, E.Pittman 15+11reb+4ast, L.Davis 13+2reb+8ast, G.Mondragon 10+2reb+2ast, A.Cervantes 6+3reb
Mazatlan: C.Tucker 28+9reb+5ast, O.Thomas 25+3reb+1ast, J.Valdez 17+4reb+1ast, S.Edwards 8+1ast, J.Sanchez 6+4reb, J.Alfredo Casillas 5+8reb+14ast
gschID: 536398


Culiacan - Durango 96-92

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango (6-17) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (10-14) 96-92 on Saturday. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Forward DuVaughn Maxwell (201-91, college: Hampton) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Caballeros de Culiacan's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Point guard Jordon Crawford (168, college: Bowling Green) produced 26 points and forward Omar Richards (203-92, college: NW Christian) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Four Caballeros de Culiacan and five Aguilas Doradas de Durango players scored in double figures. Caballeros de Culiacan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Los Mochis and Mazatlan. Aguilas Doradas de Durango lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Caballeros de Culiacan will meet league's second-placed Halcones de Ciudad Obregon on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aguilas Doradas de Durango will play against Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Culiacan: C.Crawford 20+5reb+3ast, G.Glaze 18+5reb+2ast, D.Maxwell 18+9reb+2ast, B.Puckett 13+5reb+3ast, S.Sanders 8+3reb, J.Gonzalez 7+6reb+1ast
Durango: J.Crawford 26+2reb+3ast, O.Richards 17+2reb, R.Battle 14+3reb+1ast, R.Smith 12+5reb, I.Avalos 10+5reb+4ast, G.Moron 8+3reb
gschID: 536397


Obregon - Navolato 102-99

Eighth-ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (9-15) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (17-7). Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only three-point victory 102-99. However their fans expected much easier game. Puerto Rican point guard Nick Leon (181-88, college: St.Peter's) nailed a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 assists for the winning side and American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import Kevin Rogers (206-86, college: Baylor) added 30 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Garra Canera de Navolato in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-7 record behind leader Hermosillo. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Caballeros de Culiacan (#6) at home in the next round. Garra Canera de Navolato will play against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Obregon: N.Leon 31+3reb+10ast, G.Rice Jr. 19+6reb+2ast, J.Hutchingson 18+8reb, M.Glover 13+11reb, L.Atterberry 10+5reb+3ast, O.Quintero 6+1reb+2ast
Navolato: K.Rogers 30+11reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 24+13reb+7ast, M.Ammons 13+7reb+3ast, E. Zuniga 11+3reb+3ast, J.David Estrada 11+1reb, G.Howard 7+3ast
gschID: 536399


Guaymas - Los Mochis 97-92

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (13-11) defeated at home 7th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (10-14) 97-92 on Saturday. American-Bahrain swingman Rashad Woods (197-86, college: Kent St.) fired 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward BJ West (211-89, college: Jackson St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Cameron Forte (201-93, college: Portland St.) produced 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) added 25 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas and five Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. Ostioneros de Guaymas maintains fourth place with 13-11 record. Loser Pioneros Los Mochis dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Mazatlan and Culiacan. Ostioneros de Guaymas will meet Frayles de Guasave (#5) on the road in the next round. Pioneros Los Mochis will play against Lobos UAD Mazatlan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: R.Woods 29+6reb+2ast, B.West 18+10reb+1ast, B.Provost 16+1reb+5ast, D.Giron 16+7reb+4ast, R.Delgado 7+2reb, A.Robles Morales 6+3reb
Los Mochis: C.Forte 27+8reb+2ast, N.Murphy 25+7reb+1ast, T.Motley 16+6reb+1ast, M.Hernandez 12+4reb, T.Jackson 11+1reb+5ast, R.Berrelleza 1
gschID: 536400





Navolato signs Gregory Howard - by Eurobasket News

Garra Canera de Navolato (CIBACOPA) signed 28-year old American guard Gregory Howard (193-100kg-89, college: Walsh). He moved there from Atlanta Aliens (ABA) in the U.S. where he started the season. The last summer Howard played at Caballeros de Culiacan. In 36 CIBACOPA games he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg.
Three years ago (five years after he left the college) Howard was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in sixth round (103th overall).
The former Walsh University (NCAA Div.II) staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
His team won Mexican CIBACOPA Regular Season in 2015.
Howard has played also professionally in Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Mexico (Ostioneros de Guaymas) and UBA (Columbus Cr.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Culiacan inks Chris Crawford, ex Louaize - by Eurobasket News

Caballeros de Culiacan (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Chris Crawford (193-100kg-92, college: Memphis, agency: Babcock Sports). He moved there from Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where he started the season. In only one game he recorded 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block this season. Crawford also played that season for another team Iowa Energy in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In three Pepsi LBL games he had 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 3.7apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crawford's team made it to the D-League Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was also voted All-C-USA Sixth Man of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Crawford has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Memphis until 2014 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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