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  ALBANIA  



SK Tirana keep coach Nikola Milatovic - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) re-signed experienced 54-year old Montenegrin coach Nikola Milatovic. He helped them to win the league title and the Supercup. Milatovic used to coach Albanian U16 National Team back in 2014.
He has coached also professionally for other Montenegrin teams like Mogren and Ulcinj.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.8 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.0 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo18.0 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.1 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.16.9 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.6 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Vargas, GECR I.8.2 
 10. Espinoza, Regat.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 9. Solano, Echague4.3 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.1.9 
 3. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Faggiano, San M.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Rivero re-signs at GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) confirmed in their roster 32-year old shooting guard Juan Manuel Rivero (191-85). He played there last season. In 57 LigaA games he recorded 11.1ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg.
Rivero ended the previous (2015-16) season at Boca Juniors where in 21 LigaA games he averaged 9.0ppg and 2.7rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Atenas. In 31 LigaA games he had 7.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rivero's team won Brazilian Supercup for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
He was a member of Argentinian U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Rivero has played also professionally in Spain, Argentina (Weber Bahia, Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe, C.Entrerriano, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Argentino) and Brazil (Fluminense and Mogi).

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Juan_Manuel Rivero

Forwards:
Federico Haller
Shaquille Johnson
Luis Riascos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piacenza signs Duilio Birindelli - by Eurobasket News

Bakery Piacentina (Serie B) signed 33-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Duilio Birindelli (200-102kg-84) from BPC Virtus TSB Cassino. In 37 Serie B games he had 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Birindelli played at Eurobasket Roma where in 39 Serie B games he recorded 7.6ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.2apg.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Banco di Srd, Roseto, Atri, Catanzaro, Ostuni, Massafra, Canicatti and Agrigento.
Birindelli could be described: An athletic and strong bodied fordward, who knows how to set large screens, and who can be effective at rebound; very good defender, doens' t fear any opponent; needs to improve his fundamentals (too often called for travelling..) and the use of his left hand; started a 4 position, he's now making teh transition to SF;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


Brotherson's double-double lands him State League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Paul Brotherson (198-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Hills H. and receives a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had a double-double of 30 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat Sutherland S. (#11, 1-13) 71-65. Hills H. is placed at 7th position in their group in Australian State League. Hills H. 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 8-7 record. Brotherson turned to be Hills H.'s top player in his first season with the team. Paul Brotherson averages this season 18.7ppg and 8.6rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Brandon Conley (198-F) of Diamond V.E.. He is American forward in his first season at Diamond V.E.. In the last game Conley recorded impressive double-double of 34 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Diamond V.E. cruised to a 79-67 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Werribee D. (#5, 8-7). This victory allowed Diamond V.E. to move up to 9th position in Big V. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-10 record. Conley is one of the most experienced players at Diamond V.E. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Will McNeill (185-G-90) of Mandurah M. (#14). McNeill got into 30-points club by scoring 42 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds and five assists. Despite McNeill's great performance Mandurah M. lost 101-103 to the higher-ranked Lakeside L. (#9, 8-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Mandurah M. can only dream about fighting for top spots in SBL. They have rather bad season and 2-16 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for McNeill he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. McNeill has a very solid season. In 16 games in Australia he scored 20.5ppg. He also has 6.4rpg and 3.5apg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ray Turner (206-F-90) of Willetton T. - 27 points and 15 rebounds
5. James Padgett (203-F-91) of Lakeside L. - 22 points, 25 rebounds and 2 assists
6. William McDowell-White (195-G-98) of Brisbane S. - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Ethan O'Day (206-F) of Sandringham S. - 25 points and 15 rebounds
8. Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P. - 41 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Jacob Holmen (202-F/C-91) of Goldfields G. - 25 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Jalen Billups (198-F-92) of Cockburn C. - 25 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists

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



State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Diamond V.E. - Werribee D. 79-67

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (5-10) beat higher ranked Devils (8-7) in Greensborough 79-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Diamond Valley Eagles. Devils was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Devils 46-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Diamond Valley Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Devils' players. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) replied with 26 points and 8 rebounds and forward Fred Hunter (196-89, college: Nicholls St.) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Devils. Diamond Valley Eagles moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Devils keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Diamond Valley Eagles will face higher ranked Waverley Falcons (#3) in Mount Waverley in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Devils will play at home against Stingrays and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: B.Conley 34+16reb+3ast, R.Sanders 12+5reb+6ast, M.Reynolds 10+9reb+1ast, J.Dirkx 8+4reb+1ast, G.Page 8+3reb+3ast, S.Reynolds 4+2reb+5ast
Werribee D.: J.Smith 26+8reb+2ast, N.Wilson 10+3reb+1ast, B.Allison 10+4reb, F.Hunter 9+6reb+1ast, A.Ayilara 4+3reb, N.Morda 3+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541358


Knox R. - Hume City 100-88

Very expected game when 9th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-10) lost to second ranked Knox Raiders (11-4) in Wantirna South 88-100 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Knox Raiders. Hume City Broncos was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Knox Raiders looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. It was a very good performance for American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized British guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, college: Georgia SW, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Four Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) replied with 34 points (!!!) and American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Hume City Broncos. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Knox Raiders maintains second position in League with 11-4 record having just nine point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Hume City Broncos dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. Knox Raiders will face league's leader Ringwood Hawks in Heathmont in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hume City Broncos will play at home against McKinnon C. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 24+4reb, C.Kaba 19+9reb+2ast, A.Tomada 13+3reb+7ast, A.Nyok 13+7reb, D.Hare 9+2reb+5ast, B.Waterhouse 6+5reb+1ast
Hume City: L.Egan 34+3reb, M.Rose 18+8reb+6ast, L.Jeka 16+7reb+2ast, S.Prendergast 7+9reb, M.Berezdecky 5+2reb, S.Prasad 4+6reb
gschID: 541360


Hawthorn M. - Casey C. 76-88

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Casey C. (7-6) won against 8th ranked Magic (5-8) in Hawthorn 88-76 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. It was a great shooting night for Casey C. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. It was a very good performance for American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Alex Bogart-King (200) replied with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and point guard Kirk Smith (178) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Magic. Five Casey C. and four Magic players scored in double figures. Magic's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Casey C. maintains sixth position in League with 7-6 record. Loser Magic keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Casey C. will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round where they are favorite. Magic will play on the road against Eltham Wildcats (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: C.Polk 20+11reb+3ast, M.McInnes 19+2reb, R.Lemons 16+6reb+4ast, M.Chapman 14+3reb+6ast, B.Louis 10+5reb+2ast, E.Golong 3
Hawthorn M.: A.Bogart-King 20+5reb+8ast, K.Smith 16+6reb+5ast, L.Sist 13+12reb, J.Morrison 12+4reb+2ast, J.Barry 5+1reb+3ast, P.McBrearty 5+2ast
gschID: 541357


Waverley F. - Hawthorn M. 94-64

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Magic (5-8) was outscored by third ranked Waverley Falcons (11-4) in Mount Waverley 94-64 on Sunday. Waverley Falcons forced 21 Magic turnovers and outrebounded them 51-26 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for forward Chris Arkell (198-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Kirk Smith (178) replied with 14 points and 4 steals and Luke Sist added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Magic. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Waverley Falcons maintains third position in League with 11-4 record having just nine point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Magic keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#9) in Greensborough in the next round where they are favorite. Magic will play on the road against Eltham Wildcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: C.Arkell 28+10reb+1ast, D.Simmons 25+10reb+1ast, T.Liesting 9+2reb+1ast, J.Reardon 8+7reb+3ast, B.Kelleher 6+1reb+6ast, B.Beasley 6+9reb+2ast
Hawthorn M.: K.Smith 14+4reb+1ast, J.Morrison 10+2reb+1ast, L.Sist 8+5reb+3ast, P.McBrearty 7+2reb+1ast, A.Bogart-King 6+2reb+4ast, C.Dent 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541363


Eltham W. - Ringwood H. 97-90

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Ringwood Hawks (12-3) on the court of fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Eltham Wildcats 97-90. Eltham Wildcats outrebounded Ringwood Hawks 47-31 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Ringwood Hawks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Justin Aver (190-89) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 assists. Power forward Chris Cameron (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) contributed with 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Ringwood Hawks. Five Eltham Wildcats and four Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth position in League with 10-4 record. Ringwood Hawks at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Eltham Wildcats are looking forward to face Magic (#8) in Hawthorn in the next round. Ringwood Hawks will play at home against the league's second-placed Knox Raiders (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: C.Cameron 28+5reb, J.Aver 26+4reb+7ast, B.Waldren 15+5reb+5ast, J.Canovan 15+8reb+2ast, S.Grant 10+19reb+1ast, L.Valentine 2+1reb+2ast
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 22+6reb+2ast, J.Gibson 17+6reb+1ast, S.Osborne 17+2reb+3ast, T.Latham 12+1reb+1ast, S.Clarke 10+4reb, M.Fennell 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 541362


Corio Bay S. - Waverley F. 80-90

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Waverley Falcons (11-4) defeated 10th ranked Stingrays (4-9) in Geelong 90-80 on Saturday. Waverley Falcons forced 20 Stingrays turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for guard Jason Reardon (189-83) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Brandon Beasley (196-88, college: William Penn) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Beasley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Waverley Falcons' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Michael Rebula (189-90) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Stingrays. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Waverley Falcons maintains third position in League with 11-4 record having just nine point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Stingrays dropped to the eleventh place with nine games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#9) in Greensborough in the next round where they are favorite. Stingrays will play on the road against Devils in Werribee and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: B.Kelleher 18+1reb+4ast, D.Simmons 15+5reb+2ast, J.Reardon 13+8reb+4ast, M.Harper 12+3reb+2ast, B.Beasley 11+6reb+7ast, T.Liesting 7+5reb
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 23+11reb+4ast, C.Eichler 20+6reb+1ast, M.Rebula 14+8reb+7ast, J.Mcfall 10+4reb+5ast, C.Blythe 8+3ast, G. Erray 3+3reb
gschID: 541359


Ringwood H. - McKinnon C. 100-99

Seventh-ranked McKinnon C. (6-7) was very close to win a game against first ranked Ringwood Hawks (12-3) in Heathmont on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks managed to secure only one-point victory 100-99. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who scored that evening 20 points and 7 rebounds and forward Matthew Fennell supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Even 24 points and 8 rebounds by naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) did not help to save the game for McKinnon C.. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) added 18 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Five Ringwood Hawks and four McKinnon C. players scored in double figures. Ringwood Hawks maintains first position in League with 12-3 record. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Ringwood Hawks will meet at home league's second-placed Knox Raiders in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. McKinnon C. will play against Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 20+4reb+1ast, J.Gibson 20+7reb+3ast, M.Fennell 15+9reb+3ast, N.Truman 12+2reb+2ast, S.Clarke 12+7reb+1ast, S.Osborne 12+2reb+4ast
McKinnon C.: I.Platenik 24+8reb, D.Stith 18+6reb+2ast, D.Walker 18+4reb+1ast, B.Tamir 16+5reb, J.Maybank 8+10reb+4ast, A.Dench 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541361


Premier League
Sturt S. - Forestville E. 84-73

There was no surprise when 4th ranked Forestville Eagles (7-4) lost to second ranked Sturt Sabres (7-4) in Pasadena 73-84 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Guard Hamish Burns (190, college: Newberry) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. Sturt Sabres' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. John Mawut replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) added 21 points in the effort for Forestville Eagles. Despite that victory Sturt Sabres went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Sturt Sabres will face higher ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (#3) in Woodville in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Forestville Eagles will play on the road against Central District Lions in Gawler and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: S.Daly 20+1reb+4ast, C.McMath 14+6reb+3ast, H.Burns 13+5reb+5ast, J.Turnbull 10+2reb+2ast, I.White 8+4reb, T.Klaosen 6+1reb
Forestville E.: J.Mawut 24+15reb, J.Rios 21+3reb+1ast, A.Garrett 16+4reb+3ast, T.Fildes 5+5reb+1ast, M.Morphett 3+3reb+2ast, C.Newland 2+1reb
gschID: 541462


Norwood F. - N.Adelaide R. 102-74

There was a surprise result when sixth ranked Norwood Flames (6-5) crushed top-ranked North Adelaide Rockets (8-3) in Marden 102-74 on Saturday. Norwood Flames looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. North Adelaide Rockets were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Kellen Smith (185-93, college: Saginaw Valley) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) replied with 31 points and 8 rebounds and guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for North Adelaide Rockets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Norwood Flames maintains sixth position in League with 6-5 record. Loser North Adelaide Rockets still keep top place with three games lost. Norwood Flames will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round. North Adelaide Rockets will play on the road against Eastern Mavericks (#10) in Mt. Barker and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: J.Sanders 25+9reb+3ast, D.Webber 23+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 18+5reb+10ast, A.Webber 18+2reb+2ast, M.Lycett 15+5reb+3ast, M.Long 3+3reb
N.Adelaide R.: A.Starling 31+8reb+1ast, A.Miller 12+6reb+6ast, B.Jonnek 7+3reb, R.Harding 7+6reb+4ast, D.Aistrope 7, J.Wernham 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541464


Woodville W. - W.Adelaide B. 62-82

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Woodville Warriors (4-7) were smashed by fifth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (7-4) in Flinders Park 82-62 on Saturday. West Adelaide Bearcats dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Woodville Warriors' 42. It was a very good performance for American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds and guard Darren Ng (189-83) added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for Woodville Warriors. Woodville Warriors' coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with seven games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Sturt Sabres (#5) in Pasadena in the next round. Woodville Warriors will play at home against Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 28+11reb+3ast, H.Ridgeway 19+9reb, P.Thomas 9+3reb+4ast, J.West 7+9reb+1ast, B.Truslove 7+10reb, A.Spadavecchia 5+5ast
Woodville W.: L.Stanbridge 19+6reb+2ast, D.Ng 18+4reb+4ast, J. Peters 8+5reb+2ast, D.Carlin 6+4reb, C.Clausen 5+5reb, J.Luhnow 4+3reb
gschID: 541463


S.Adelaide P. - Southern T. 81-98

Rather predictable result when third ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (7-4) won against 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (5-6) in Park Holme 98-81 on Saturday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded South Adelaide Panthers 56-40 including a 43-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Robert Linton (193) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) replied with 41 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. South Adelaide Panthers' coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Noarlunga City Southern Tigers went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh place with six games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against Norwood Flames and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.Nwelue 21+14reb+5ast, R.Linton 20+7reb+3ast, L.Schenscher 14+11reb+2ast, D.Jones 14+7reb+4ast, A.Drmic 12+10reb+3ast, J.Dodman 12+4reb
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 41+7reb+8ast, C.Davis 14+9reb, J. Hoppo 6+7reb, B.Regester 4+1reb, J.Reid 4+5reb, S.Boal 4+3reb
gschID: 541460


QBL
Gladstone P. - SW Metro P. 66-78

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-5) lost at home to sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (4-4) 78-66 on Saturday. South West Metro Pirates forced 19 Gladstone Port City Power turnovers. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. South West Metro Pirates' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) added 12 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Gladstone Port City Power. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth position in League with 4-4 record. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the thirteenth place with five games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Logan T. (#8) in Loganholme in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play on the road against the league's leader Mackay Meteors (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: D.Kickert 23+10reb+1ast, T.McGrew 17+14reb+1ast, R.Vines 10+1reb, M.Kerle 8+1reb, J.Allen 7+4reb+2ast, T.Machado 7+2reb+3ast
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 25+8reb+2ast, W.Shackleford 12+17reb+1ast, T.Allen 10+1reb, R.Lawyer 8+2reb, D.Owen 4+2ast, N.Musters 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 541556


Suncoast PC - Sunshine CR 85-88

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Sunshine CR (5-1) edged 10th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (2-5) in Cotton Tree 88-85 on Saturday. Sunshine CR made 31-of-41 free shots (75.6 percent) during the game, while Maroochydore Clippers only scored fifteen points from the stripe. Maroochydore Clippers were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for naturalized New Zealand guard Zeke Meehl (181-88) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) added 22 points in the effort for Maroochydore Clippers. Four Sunshine CR and five Maroochydore Clippers players scored in double figures. Sunshine CR maintains fifth position in League with 5-1 record. Loser Maroochydore Clippers dropped to the twelfth place with five games lost. Sunshine CR will face Ipswich Force (#9) in Booval in the next round. Maroochydore Clippers will play on the road against Brisbane Spartans and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: Z.Meehl 23+4reb+1ast, L.Hurdle 20+6reb+1ast, J.Tueta 18+6reb, I.Tueta 16+3reb+4ast, L.Ilton 5+5reb+1ast, R.Sutton 4+3reb
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 22+4reb+2ast, M.Kenyon 19+12reb+4ast, J.Hill 16+5reb+2ast, M.Donaldson 11+3reb, C.Massingale 11+4reb+1ast, H.Reed 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541555


Cairns M. - Rockhampton 90-83

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Rockhampton Rockets (3-6) lost on the road to third ranked Cairns Marlins (7-2) 90-83 on Friday. Cairns Marlins looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for swingman Tevin Jackson (201-94, college: McNeese St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) contributed with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) added 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rockhampton Rockets. Four Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins moved-up to second place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. Cairns Marlins will face Rollers (#10) in Gold Coast in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 31+5reb+7ast, T.Jackson 28+14reb+2ast, A.Fisher 18+10reb+5ast, A.Loughton 7+5reb+3ast, J.Bin Tahal 3, R.Runnalls 3+3reb+1ast
Rockhampton: R.Hassan 26+17reb+3ast, C.Fowler 21+10reb+6ast, D.Christensen 15+1reb+3ast, J.Lopez 13+1reb+4ast, D.Wagner 8+12reb+4ast, L.Christensen 0+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541552


Ipswich F. - Brisbane S. 88-102

Another interesting game for Brisbane Spartans (4-5) which played in Booval against 7th ranked Ipswich Force (3-6). Eighth ranked Brisbane Spartans had an easy win 102-88. The game was mostly controlled by Brisbane Spartans. Ipswich Force was better in third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brisbane Spartans forced 19 Ipswich Force turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Ipswich Force was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St.) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 7 assists and international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) who added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) responded with 26 points and forward Josh Derksen (206-95, college: Ky Wesleyan) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ipswich Force's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Brisbane Spartans moved-up to seventh place in League. Ipswich Force at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Brisbane Spartans will play against Maroochydore Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round where they are favorite. Ipswich Force will play against Sunshine CR and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: W.McDowell-White 35+5reb+7ast, D.McDowell-White 21+5reb+4ast, A.Gibson 16+8reb+9ast, B.Volkman 14+8reb+1ast, D.Quigley 6+3reb, G.Scott 5+4reb+3ast
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 26+4reb+2ast, J.Derksen 16+5reb+3ast, K.Harvey 13+4reb, A.Bior 12+8reb+3ast, J.Ralph 10+3reb+7ast, J.Kuon 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 541551


Brisbane C. - Logan T. 95-98

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Logan T. (4-5) edged on the road higher ranked Brisbane Capitals (6-1) 98-95 on Sunday. Logan T. made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Logan T. had a 36-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Brisbane Capitals were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Logan T. players scored in double figures. Naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) replied with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) added 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Brisbane Capitals. Logan T. maintains eighth position in League with 4-5 record. Loser Brisbane Capitals keep the third place with one game lost. Logan T. will face higher ranked South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Brisbane Capitals will play on the road against Toowoomba Mountaineers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: M.Cedar 28+9reb+3ast, M.Young 21+11reb, T.Ammar 12+7reb, C.Salecich 10+1reb+1ast, K.Post 10+6reb, N.Kahler 6+4reb+3ast
Brisbane C.: A.Anderson 25+5reb+5ast, J.Davis 25+4reb+2ast, D.Rychart 25+9reb+4ast, A.Kopcikas 9+5reb+7ast, Z.Carter 7+7reb+3ast, P.Onwas 4+8reb+4ast
gschID: 541558


Townsville H. - Rockhampton 80-73

Rather expected game when 7th ranked Rockhampton Rockets (3-6) lost to fourth ranked Townsville Heat (6-3) in Hermit Park 73-80 on Saturday. Townsville Heat made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. The former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Townsville Heat players scored in double figures. American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) replied with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Jack Lopez (196-94, college: Montana) added 18 points and 16 rebounds in the effort for Rockhampton Rockets. Townsville Heat maintains fourth position in League with 6-3 record. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the eleventh place with six games lost. Townsville Heat will face Rollers (#10) in Gold Coast in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: P.Crawford 31+3reb+1ast, J.Baker 18+6reb, J.Wilcher 18+5reb+6ast, J.Anderson 11+6reb+1ast, J.Spiers 2+1reb+1ast, M.Rees 0+11reb
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 25+5reb+5ast, J.Lopez 18+16reb, T.Corrigan 10+4reb+1ast, R.Hassan 8+9reb+3ast, D.Wagner 6+3reb, L.Christensen 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541557


Brisbane S. - Toowoomba M. 90-77

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Brisbane Spartans (4-5) won against at home 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-7) 90-77 on Saturday. Brisbane Spartans made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Brisbane Spartans outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 54-38 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Toowoomba Mountaineers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brisbane Spartans made 7 blocks. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) replied with 26 points and 9 rebounds and forward Manylok Malek (201-94) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Toowoomba Mountaineers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Brisbane Spartans moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with seven games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Maroochydore Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round where they are favorite. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play at home against Brisbane Capitals and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: T.Jervis 22+10reb+4ast, A.Gibson 21+14reb+6ast, D.McDowell-White 18+8reb+3ast, W.McDowell-White 13+7reb+5ast, R.Jeffries 9+1reb, B.Volkman 6+3reb+1ast
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 26+9reb+2ast, M.Malek 13+10reb, J.Washington 12+9ast, P.Aleer 10+10reb+2ast, C.Weber 7+3reb+1ast, A.Gehrig 6+1reb
gschID: 541554


Logan T. - Mackay M. 101-92

There was an upset when top-ranked Mackay Meteors (8-1) lost to eighth ranked Logan T. (4-5) in Loganholme 92-101 on Saturday. Logan T. made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Mackay Meteors were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) contributed with 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. Logan T.'s coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) replied with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and the former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Mackay Meteors. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Logan T. maintains eighth position in League with 4-5 record. Loser Mackay Meteors still keep top place with one game lost. Logan T. will face higher ranked South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mackay Meteors will play at home against Gladstone Port City Power (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: M.Young 28+7reb+4ast, B.Johnson 16+4reb+2ast, M.Cedar 15+4reb+7ast, K.Post 14+7reb, S.Johns 9, N.Kahler 6+8reb+2ast
Mackay M.: S.Bruce 27+9reb+9ast, L.Walker 22+10reb+5ast, C.Cedar 15+4reb, C.Tragardh 14+3reb+1ast, B.Rasmussen 6+3reb, L.Harvey 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541553


Gold Coast R. - Mackay M. 79-93

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Mackay Meteors (8-1) defeated 12th ranked Rollers (3-6) in Gold Coast 93-79 on Friday. Mackay Meteors dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Rollers' 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Rollers' players. It was a very good performance for guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 assists. Guard Chris Cedar (188-88) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Mackay Meteors players scored in double figures. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) replied with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) added 13 points in the effort for Rollers. Mackay Meteors maintains first position in League with 8-1 record. Loser Rollers dropped to the tenth place with six games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Gladstone Port City Power (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Rollers will play against the league's second-placed Cairns Marlins and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: S.Bruce 28+2reb+11ast, C.Cedar 22+7reb+2ast, L.Walker 18+6reb+5ast, C.Tragardh 10+7reb+3ast, L.Blicavs 6+3reb, B.Rasmussen 3+11reb+1ast
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 40+13reb+4ast, D.Sullivan 13+4reb, D.Vale 8+2reb+2ast, T.Green 7+7reb+1ast, A.Darragh 5+1ast, S.McGregor 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541550


SBL
Mandurah M. - Willetton T. 59-75

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Magic (2-16) lost to second ranked Tigers (14-3) in Mandurah 59-75 on Sunday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Magic's 38. They outrebounded Magic 46-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) added 12 points in the effort for Magic. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers maintains second position in League with 14-3 record having just fourteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. Tigers will face Flames (#10) in Rockingham in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play at home against Redbacks (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 27+15reb+1ast, J.Bowie 19+4reb+3ast, N.Cody 7+2reb+2ast, D.Casey 5+1reb, D.Scott 4+7reb+1ast, M.Collins 4+4reb
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 25+8reb+1ast, T.Mullenax 12+2reb, A.Deng 7+1reb+1ast, T.Remmerswaal 6+5reb+1ast, F.Klasztorny 2+2reb+1ast, C.Kyle 2
gschID: 541742


Stirling S. - Perth R. 78-89

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Redbacks (11-6) beat 9th ranked Stirling S. (8-9) in Perth 89-78 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. Power forward Michael Vigor (206-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. Redbacks' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) added 19 points in the effort for Stirling S.Redbacks maintains fourth position in League with 11-6 record. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh place with nine games lost. Redbacks will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stirling S. will play on the road against Flames (#10) in Rockingham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: M.Nelson 26+7reb+2ast, L.Roberts 16+10reb+3ast, M.Vigor 16+11reb+7ast, B.Smith 13+4reb+5ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 7+3reb+1ast, R.Chappell 3+1reb
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 22+8reb+1ast, R.Vague 19+4reb+2ast, A.Bruton 11+1ast, A.Litterick 9+2reb+2ast, C.Wroe 8+8reb+5ast, T.Witts 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541741


Mandurah M. - Lakeside L. 101-103

Very expected game when 14th ranked Magic (2-16) was edged by ninth ranked Lightning (8-10) in Mandurah 103-101 on Saturday. Lightning made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Magic turnovers. It was a very good performance for swingman Corey Shervill (197) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) replied with 42 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) added 20 points and 4 assists in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Lightning maintains ninth position in League with 8-10 record. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. Lightning will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round. Magic will play at home against Redbacks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: C.Shervill 29+5reb+1ast, J.Padgett 17+7reb+1ast, M.Garbellini 11+1reb+1ast, D.Atkinson 11+2reb+6ast, R.Mackenzie 9+5reb, D.Morgan 9+6reb
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 42+9reb+5ast, T.Mullenax 20+4reb+4ast, P.Ruot 19+4reb+2ast, D.Ballantyne 4+3reb+1ast, T.Remmerswaal 4+3reb, S.Julitz 4+3reb
gschID: 541740


Joondalup Wolves - East Perth E. 90-88

Very predictable result when third ranked Wanneroo (13-5) edged 11th ranked Eagles (7-12) in Joondalup 90-88 on Saturday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Wanneroo looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Reece Maxwell (186-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists. Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Wanneroo's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) replied with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Eagles. Five Wanneroo and four Eagles players scored in double figures. Wanneroo maintains third position in League with 13-5 record having just fourteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Wanneroo will face league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Eagles will play on the road against Cougars (#6) in Hamilton Hill and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: R.Wright 18+8reb+2ast, R.Huntington 15+8reb+1ast, S.Salinas 14+7reb+7ast, R.Maxwell 14+7reb+12ast, R.Smyth 12+2ast, D.Matacz 12+2reb
East Perth E.: M.Bragg 19+5reb+4ast, D.Williamson 15+4reb+5ast, K.Davis 14+5reb+2ast, N.Manyang 12+2reb, J.Tupaea 10+1reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 7+5reb
gschID: 541739


Goldfields G. - Kalamunda E.S. 89-98

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 12th ranked Giants (5-11) lost to thirteenth ranked Suns (5-16) in Kalgoorlie 89-98 on Saturday. Suns forced 21 Giants turnovers and had a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Rob Brandenberg (188-92, college: VCU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Ryan Blanchett (202-96) contributed with 25 points for the winners. American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Giants. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Suns maintains thirteenth position in League with 5-16 record. Loser Giants keep the twelfth place with 11 games lost. Suns will face higher ranked Slammers (#5) in Bunbury in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: R.Blanchett 25+2reb+1ast, R.Brandenberg 18+10reb+4ast, K.Horn 16+4reb+3ast, C.Belger 9+4reb+5ast, J.Pado 8+11reb+3ast, J.Lewis 8+5reb
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 25+16reb+7ast, J.Pillard 20+10reb+4ast, M.Tierney 14, J.Reid 7+3reb, D.Goodluck 7+2reb+2ast, B.Holloway 6+1reb+9ast
gschID: 541738


Cockburn C. - Stirling S. 92-87

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Cougars (10-8) defeated 9th ranked Stirling S. (8-9) in Hamilton Hill 92-87 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Stirling S. won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds. Point guard Lochlan Cummings (183, college: Hope International) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, college: Michigan St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Stirling S.Four Cougars and five Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Stirling S.'s coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Cougars went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh place with nine games lost. Cougars will face Eagles (#11) in Morley in the next round where they are favorite. Stirling S. will play on the road against Flames (#10) in Rockingham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 25+19reb+2ast, S.Chan 22+3reb+2ast, L.Cummings 21+6reb+5ast, R.Della Maddalena 10+4reb+1ast, G.Field 6+1reb+2ast, S.Van Lit 4+1reb+2ast
Stirling S.: J.Coburn 16+3reb+2ast, R.Vague 16+6reb+2ast, C.Ellis 14+6reb+5ast, A.Litterick 12+4reb+2ast, A.Naymick 12+12reb+2ast, C.Wroe 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541737


Lakeside L. - Rockingham F. 78-83

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Lightning (8-10) lost to seventh ranked Flames (8-11) in North Lake 78-83 on Friday. Lightning was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a very good performance for guard Ryan Godfrey (187-90, college: W.Georgia) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 assists. Guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (201-91, college: Washington St.) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 25 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) added 16 points, 11 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Lightning. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Flames went down to tenth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Lightning keeps the ninth place with ten games lost. Flames will face league's second-placed Tigers in Willetton in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Kernich-Drew 21+3reb+4ast, V.Zollo 19+8reb, R.Godfrey 17+4reb+7ast, B.Samuelson 10+4reb+3ast, J.Beard 8+4reb+1ast, D.Jack 4+8reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 22+25reb+2ast, D.Atkinson 16+2reb+11ast, M.Garbellini 13+4reb+3ast, C.Shervill 12+6reb+1ast, M.Vinci 9+6reb+1ast, T.Parkinson 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541736


Perry Lakes H. - Joondalup Wolves 91-79

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Hawks (8-10) beat higher ranked Wanneroo (13-5) in Floreat 91-79 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-79. Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Wanneroo's players. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American point guard Robert Waters (185-93, college: Wayland Baptist) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Reece Maxwell (186-90) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Wanneroo. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hawks moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Wanneroo keeps the third position with five games lost. Hawks will face higher ranked Cougars (#6) in Hamilton Hill in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Wanneroo will play on the road against the league's leader Buccaneers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: B.Purser 17+6reb+6ast, R.Smith 16+3reb+4ast, M.Adekponya 16+3reb+4ast, R.Waters 12+6reb+9ast, R.Cassir 11+5reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 11+6reb+1ast
Joondalup Wolves: R.Wright 24+5reb+1ast, R.Maxwell 19+5reb+2ast, S.Salinas 12+9reb+3ast, D.Matacz 11+4reb+1ast, R.Huntington 11+6reb+1ast, J.Wellsteed 2+1reb+4ast
gschID: 541735


SEABL
Nunawading S. - Frankston 91-82

Very expected game when 7th ranked Frankston Blues (4-12) lost to first ranked Spectres (13-3) in East Burwood 82-91 on Saturday. Spectres made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Spectres outrebounded Frankston Blues 41-29 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for Sam McDonald (-84) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Thomas Wright contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Spectres players scored in double figures. Spectres' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds and Jake Macaulay added 18 points in the effort for Frankston Blues. Spectres maintains first position in League with 13-3 record. Loser Frankston Blues keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Spectres will face Sabres (#5) in Cheltenham in the next round. Frankston Blues will play on the road against Bendigo Braves and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: T.Wright 19+3reb+4ast, A.Steel 18+3reb+2ast, S.Conn 16+7reb+1ast, S.McDonald 13+7reb+9ast, C. Hronopoulos 6+4reb, D.King-Hawea 6+7reb+3ast
Frankston: N.Buss 20+8reb+2ast, J.Macaulay 18+2reb+1ast, A.Francis 12+4reb, T.Smith-Milner 11+6reb+2ast, B.Lewis 9+11ast, T.Dyson 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 541855


Kilsyth C. - Sandringham S. 92-87

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Kilsyth Cobras (6-10) won against at home 5th ranked Sabres (6-9) 92-87 on Saturday. Kilsyth Cobras dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Sabres' 38. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Auryn MacMillan (204-87, college: Gardner-Webb) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kilsyth Cobras' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sabres. Five Sabres players scored in double figures. Kilsyth Cobras maintains sixth position in League with 6-10 record. Loser Sabres keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Kilsyth Cobras will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Sabres will play at home against the league's leader Spectres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: D.Dillon 26+6reb+8ast, C.Patton 18+8reb, A.MacMillan 16+9reb+3ast, O.Odigie 8+8reb+5ast, K.Murphy 7+2reb+1ast, B.Ursich 6+2reb
Sandringham S.: A.Macdonald 16+3reb+1ast, J.Evans 16+11reb+1ast, J.Batish 15+3reb+1ast, I.Hadziomerovic 13+6reb+2ast, N.Crosswell 13+2ast, E.O'Day 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541856


Sandringham S. - Ballarat M. 86-92

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Sabres (6-9) lost to third ranked Ballarat Miners (10-5) in Cheltenham 86-92 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-20. But Sabres won third quarter 29-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ballarat Miners made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Ballarat Miners outrebounded Sabres 46-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a very good performance for forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. American forward Ethan O'Day (206, college: Vermont) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks and his fellow American import forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) added 28 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sabres. Ballarat Miners moved-up to second place in League. Loser Sabres keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Ballarat Miners will face Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen in the next round where they are favorite. Sabres will play at home against the league's leader Spectres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: C.Moller 22+14reb+2ast, D.Usher 21+7reb+1ast, P.Hooley 18+11reb+6ast, S.Short 11+4reb+4ast, M.King-Davis 8+3reb+1ast, C.McCallum 7+4reb
Sandringham S.: J.Evans 28+6reb+2ast, E.O'Day 25+15reb, N.Crosswell 16+3reb+9ast, I.Hadziomerovic 8+4reb+4ast, J.Batish 6+3reb, A.Macdonald 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541858


Canberra G. - NW Tasmania 62-79

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (7-8) defeated 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (1-13) in Belconnen 79-62 on Saturday. NW Tasmania Thunder had a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Glenn Morison replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Canberra Gunners. Canberra Gunners' coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. NW Tasmania Thunder moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face Bandits (#5) in Albury in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play on the road against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: C.Pal 14+10reb, J.Ingram 14+9reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 12+8reb+4ast, A.Starks 11+3reb+3ast, B.Simpson 11+5reb+1ast, B.Armstrong 8+3reb+4ast
Canberra G.: G.Morison 21+13reb+2ast, I.Morison 13+7reb+1ast, D.Joyce 9+5reb+7ast, J.Jobling 6+1reb, I.Plunkett 6+2reb, R.Kaye 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541854


BA CoE - NW Tasmania 73-90

There was no surprise when 8th ranked BA CoE (2-8) lost at home to fifth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (7-8) 90-73 on Friday. It was a very good performance for American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Lat Mayen Nai (203-98) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds and center Mate Colina (208-99) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BA CoE. Five NW Tasmania Thunder and four BA CoE players scored in double figures. NW Tasmania Thunder moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser BA CoE keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face Bandits (#5) in Albury in the next round.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 20+9reb+4ast, A.Starks 19+4ast, D.Sepokas 17+9reb+2ast, B.Richmond 14+3reb, B.Simpson 10+7reb+5ast, C.Pal 6+6reb+2ast
BA CoE: L.Mayen Nai 15+7reb+2ast, M.Colina 12+6reb+2ast, O.Hulland 12+3reb+2ast, A.Mudronja 10+3reb+4ast, D.Grida 9+1reb+1ast, M.Johns 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541852


Dandenong R. - Mt Gambier 91-77

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (10-6) beat at home top-ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (13-2) 91-77 on Sunday. Dandenong Rangers dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Mount Gambier Pioneers' 40. It was a very good performance for point guard Lucas Barker (183-93, college: Indianapolis) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mount Gambier Pioneers. Five Dandenong Rangers and four Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers' coach tested ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Mount Gambier Pioneers still keep top position with two games lost. Dandenong Rangers will have a break next round. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play at home against Geelong Supercats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: T.Lang 20+7reb, L.Barker 18+7reb+6ast, C.Orr 16+9reb+5ast, J.Oswald 16+4reb, B.McElroy 10+7reb+4ast, L.Gibcus 8
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 23+7reb+2ast, E.Burdon 16+2reb+2ast, T.Daly 14+2reb+2ast, B.Hill 11+7reb+2ast, L.Jamieson 6+5reb+5ast, K.DeWit 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546580


Albury W.B. - Melbourne T. 107-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Tigers' (3-11) road loss to fifth ranked Bandits (8-7) in Albury 80-107 on Saturday. Bandits had a 40-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for point guard Deba George (183-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Five Bandits players scored in double figures. American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) replied with 23 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized British guard Daryl Corletto (193-81) added 14 points in the effort for Tigers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bandits maintains fifth position in League with 8-7 record. Loser Tigers keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Bandits will face higher ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (#4) in Ulverstone in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tigers will play at home against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 22+13reb+3ast, D.George 22+8reb+11ast, M.Newton 21+10reb+1ast, J.Terrell 18+4reb+3ast, D.Harding 11+2reb, S.Dearborn 7+3reb
Melbourne T.: A.Stewart 23+8reb+2ast, D.Corletto 14+2reb+2ast, B.Dixon 12+1ast, T.Wilson 9+4reb, B.Liu 9+6reb, J.Todd 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541857


Geelong S. - Mt Gambier 72-95

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers' (13-2) road victory over their biggest opponent Geelong Supercats (10-6) 95-72 on Saturday. Mount Gambier Pioneers had a 38-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mount Gambier Pioneers made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. The former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Geelong Supercats. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first position in League with 13-2 record. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will have a break next round. Geelong Supercats will play again on the road against the league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers (#1) in Mt Gambier and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: T.Daly 23+3reb+1ast, D.Alexander 22+13reb+4ast, B.Hill 18+11reb+4ast, J.Madgen 10+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+6reb, E.Burdon 6+2reb+4ast
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 22+8reb+2ast, M.Hicks 16+10reb+1ast, N.Freind 9+1reb+1ast, E.Gaff 8+5reb+1ast, A.Cannan 5+6reb+1ast, L.McInerney 4+2reb
gschID: 541853


Ballarat M. - Hobart C. 81-76

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when their biggest opponent Chargers (10-5) lost to third ranked Ballarat Miners (10-5) in Wendouree 76-81 on Saturday. Ballarat Miners outrebounded Chargers 42-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Chargers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ballarat Miners moved-up to second place in League which they share with defeated Chargers. Ballarat Miners will face Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen in the next round where they are favorite. Chargers will play at home against Bandits (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: C.Moller 26+10reb+2ast, D.Usher 15+4reb, P.Hooley 13+5reb+6ast, M.King-Davis 10+5reb+1ast, A.Constable 10+2reb+1ast, S.Short 5+8reb+4ast
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 22+6reb+2ast, M.Muo 15+5reb+2ast, C.Whitehead 13+3reb+3ast, L.Thomas 10+9reb+1ast, B.Radcliffe 7+1reb+1ast, T.Masunda 7+6ast
gschID: 546579


Bendigo B. - Hobart C. 89-87

A very interesting game took place in Bendigo. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Chargers (10-5) to third ranked Bendigo Braves (9-7) 89-87 on Friday evening. American power forward C.J. Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Tom Garlepp (203-86, college: UCSB) produced 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bendigo Braves maintains third position in League with 9-7 record having just eight point less than leader Mackay M. Chargers at the other side keep the second place with five games lost. Bendigo Braves' next round opponent will be Frankston Blues (#7) in Seaford. Chargers will play at home against Bandits (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: A.Doyle 20+6reb+4ast, D.Starks 20+4reb+4ast, M.Andronicos 19+7reb, C.Aiken 16+19reb+2ast, D.Hansen 8+1ast, C.Hogan 3+6reb+2ast
Hobart C.: T.Garlepp 23+7reb+4ast, L.Thomas 17+6reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 16+3reb+3ast, M.Muo 16+8reb+3ast, R.Heyer 8+13reb+4ast, T.Masunda 6+1ast
gschID: 546578


Waratah
Manly Warr. - Hornsby S. 81-73

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (8-6) defeated much higher ranked Spiders (9-6) in Narrabeen 81-73 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 8 rebounds. Point guard Luke Cooper (183-84, college: Alaska-Anch.) contributed with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Joshua Chapman replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Daniel Moser added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for Spiders. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Spiders dropped to the third position with six games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face league's second-placed Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Spiders will play on the road against the league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr.: S.Blaszczynski 19+8reb+1ast, K.Painter 13+4reb+1ast, C.Wilks 12+4reb, A.Bulgin 11+3reb+2ast, L.Cooper 8+8reb+11ast, M.Cullen 5+4reb
Hornsby S.: N.Cleur 19+1reb+1ast, D.Moser 18+3reb+4ast, J.Chapman 14+12reb+1ast, D.Emery 9+4reb, K.Grewal 8+11reb+4ast, P.Emery 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 539442


Bankstown B. - Newcastle H. 92-77

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-12) lost to second ranked Bankstown Bruins (10-4) in Condell Park 77-92 on Sunday. Bankstown Bruins outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 49-37 including 35 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists. Svetomir Gavrilovic contributed with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Bankstown Bruins' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jakob Dorricott replied with 21 points and American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Four Newcastle Hunters players scored in double figures. Bankstown Bruins maintains second position in League with 10-4 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#4) in Narrabeen in the next round. Newcastle Hunters will play against Hawks (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 31+13reb+1ast, S.Markovic 25+12reb+13ast, R.Morgan 9+3reb+1ast, P.Cvjeticanin 8+10reb+1ast, P.Labua 7+2reb+2ast, M.Franco 4+1reb+4ast
Newcastle H.: J.Dorricott 21+4reb+3ast, D.Suttle 18+9reb+1ast, J.Foy 12+4reb+1ast, J.Rauch 11+7reb+2ast, M.Wilson 5+3reb+4ast, L.Jackson 4+5reb
gschID: 539444


Maitland M. - Norths Bears 86-85

Important game to mention about took place in Maitland. Sixth ranked Maitland Mustangs (8-6) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Norths Soul Sports Bears (8-6) 86-85 in the fight for the fifth place. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. Terrell Turner contributed with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Nick Blair (185-87) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and James Maccann added 18 points and 9 assists in the effort for Norths Soul Sports Bears. Four Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. Norths Soul Sports Bears' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to fifth place in League. Maitland Mustangs will face Hills Hornets (#7) in Baulkham Hills in the next round. Norths Soul Sports Bears will play on the road against Crusaders in Terrigal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 26+16reb+1ast, T.Turner 23+9reb+5ast, J.Clifford 14+3reb, D.Millburn 9+2reb, J.Edwards 8+4reb+7ast, S.Huggins 6+3reb+3ast
Norths Bears: N.Blair 23+5reb+1ast, J.Maccann 18+1reb+9ast, J.Garlepp 12+5reb+1ast, L.Smith-Hyde 11+5reb+3ast, B.Rymer 7+4reb+2ast, D.Young 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 539443


Sutherland S. - Hills H. 65-71

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Hills Hornets (8-7) beat on the road 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-13) 71-65 on Saturday. They outrebounded Sutherland Sharks 53-31 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) replied with 23 points and Bailey Musulin added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Sutherland Sharks. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hills Hornets moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Hills Hornets will face higher ranked Maitland Mustangs (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: P.Brotherson 30+18reb+4ast, G.Veg 18+11reb+2ast, E.Duselis 8+1reb+5ast, M.Hodgins 5+4reb+4ast, M.Brown 3+9reb+1ast, J.Prakash 3+2reb+1ast
Sutherland S.: I.Turner 23+1reb+3ast, R.Simonovski 14+3reb, B.Musulin 10+5reb+7ast, J.Wilson 6+8reb, D.Berends 4+1reb, M.Duffy 3+1reb
gschID: 539441


Bankstown B. - Illawarra H. 97-57

Very expected game when 9th ranked Hawks (4-9) were smashed by second ranked Bankstown Bruins (10-4) in Condell Park 97-57 on Saturday. Bankstown Bruins dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 28. Bankstown Bruins forced 20 Hawks turnovers. Quite impressive performance for Svetomir Gavrilovic who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five Bankstown Bruins players scored in double figures. Point guard Lachlan Dent (184-0) replied with 13 points and Jarrod Sorenson added 7 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bankstown Bruins maintains second position in League with 10-4 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Hawks keep the ninth place with nine games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#4) in Narrabeen in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Newcastle Hunters (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 21+12reb+2ast, S.Markovic 18+6reb+8ast, R.Morgan 14+5reb+2ast, N.Kovacina 13+9reb, C.Petrovski 11+5reb+1ast, P.Cvjeticanin 10+7reb
Illawarra H.: L.Dent 13+3reb+3ast, B.O'Brien 9+2reb+4ast, A.Beagley 9+8reb+1ast, K.Ward 8+5reb+4ast, S.Hunter 7+5reb, J.Sorenson 7+12reb
gschID: 539440





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BBU Salzburg keeps Sanchez for another season - by Eurobasket News

BBU Salzburg (2.Bundesliga) re-signed 26-year old Spaniard forward Guillermo Sanchez (202-91). He played there last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sanchez played at Moron in Spanish LEB Silver. But in 25 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 1.3rpg.
Sanchez has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Reading Rockets).

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Monaco to bring in Elmedin Kikanovic - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) reportedly agreed terms with 29-year old Bosnian international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-105kg-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kikanovic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star Game. Kikanovic also played 13 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 19.6ppg and averaged 3.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kikanovic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Newcomer of the Year back in 2008.
Kikanovic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kikanovic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Kikanovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Enisey), France (Sluc Nancy), Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Kikanovic could be described: The Bosnian Power forward is not massive but he has good skills (which can easily improved to become better) and good body size and body shape. He is very good inside ten feet, but he is showing promising ability to shoot from the perimeter too. His basketball IQ is higher than average and it will help him to grow faster in the courts. He needs to add some strength in his game.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aaron Craft (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Monaco - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Aaron Craft (188-88kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Craft helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (14-15) season he played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 57 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.1apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Defensive 1st Team.
Craft has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He received Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-America Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Craft has played previously professionally in Hungary (Szolnok) and NBA (Golden State Warriors).
He attended Ohio State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Donkor comes back to Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Dennis Donkor (193-84kg-91, agency: Three Eye Sports). It is actually his comeback to Antwerp Giants as he has played here before. Donkor played most recently at Kangoeroes (Euromillions League). In 35 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Donkor played at Limburg United (Scooore League) where in 35 games he averaged 6.2ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Donkor's team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2012 and 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2011.
Donkor represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago.
He has played previously for Port of Antwerp Giants B.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Smooth shooting Belgian wing. One of the best scorers at his age in Europe, can score playing off screens or creating off the dribble.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dennis Donkor
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili

Forward:
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antwerp welcomes back Vanwijn - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) tabbed 22-year old international power forward Hans Vanwijn (205-95). It is actually his comeback to Antwerp Giants as he has played here before. Vanwijn played most recently at Limburg United in the Euromillions League. In 27 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.3apg last season. Vanwijn helped them to make it to the cup final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2016.
Vanwijn has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2015.
Vanwijn also represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg.
Vanwijn has played previously for two other teams: Leuven Bears and Houthalen.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili

Forward:
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ismael Bako joins Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) added to their roster 22-year old international center Ismael Bako (208-95) from Stella Artois Leuven Bears. Bako has played there for the last five years. In 35 Euromillions League games he had 8.0ppg and 4.1rpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Most Improved Player of the Year and named to All-Domestic Players Team.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Bako played for Belgian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.6ppg, 8.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 43.2%, FT: 55.3%.
Bako has played previously for Vilvoorde.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pierre-Antoine Gillet (ex Oostende) is a newcomer at Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) added to their roster 26-year old Belgian international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91). He has played for the last four seasons at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Gillet managed to play in three leagues last year. In 39 Euromillions League games he recorded 9.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Gillet also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Gillet contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.8ppg and 4.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gillet was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Gillet has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 64.3%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Gillet has played also professionally in Belgium for Liege Basket.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A solid wing player with impressive outside shooting skills.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Monaco to bring in Elmedin Kikanovic - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) reportedly agreed terms with 29-year old Bosnian international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-105kg-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kikanovic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star Game. Kikanovic also played 13 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 19.6ppg and averaged 3.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kikanovic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Newcomer of the Year back in 2008.
Kikanovic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kikanovic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Kikanovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Enisey), France (Sluc Nancy), Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Kikanovic could be described: The Bosnian Power forward is not massive but he has good skills (which can easily improved to become better) and good body size and body shape. He is very good inside ten feet, but he is showing promising ability to shoot from the perimeter too. His basketball IQ is higher than average and it will help him to grow faster in the courts. He needs to add some strength in his game.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Djordje Ninkovic (ex Leotar) is a newcomer at Nova Ves - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Bosnian center Djordje Ninkovic (210-93). He has played for the last seven seasons at Leotar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 18 games he recorded 9.7ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ninkovic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Lukas Krajnak
Adam Antoni

Forward:
Viktor Juricek

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic



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  BRAZIL  


Lima leaves Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91) left B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL). In 42 games he averaged 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. He also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Lima played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team award in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously for two other Spanish teams: Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


All hell breaks loose at opening of BVI Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

A mass physical fight erupted in the second game of a double header at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Saturday June 10, 2017. The brawl brought the opening night of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) 2017 League to a disgraceful and premature end. At the time of the disruption, Mystics from Virgin Gorda were leading Latinos from Long Bush, Tortola 27-14 with 9:33 minutes on the clock for the second period. The fight reportedly started between a player from the Latino team, Ruben O. Reyes who had just been given a Technical Foul and ejected from the game, and a member of the public. The fight then spilled over to a mass brawl involving both players and fans. Reyes now ban for life from Town League The player, Mr Reyes, and spectators had exchanged some words after which Mr Reyes slapped a fan, according to eyewitnesses. Shortly after the fight broke out, involving dozens more spectators and team members. There were about three fights for the night over the same incident, as is now being circulated on social network. Police were also called in as there were threats being made by some fans. The Referees had no choice but to abandon the game, giving it to Virgin Gorda's Mystics. Federation Officials, concerned as to the damage done to the reputation of the game, did not speak to the media immediately after the incident. However, Vice President of the BVI Basketball Federation, Keith '88' Malone, speaking exclusively to our newsroom this morning June 11, 2017, said 'that kind of behaviour will not be accepted and that player from the Latino team will be banned from the Federation League for life'. Mr Malone warned that 'a strong message will be sent to each team in the effect that any player bringing negative attitude to the sports or fans will be faced with similar actions, as zero tolerance for this kind of behaviour is in effect'. Games continue tonight It is our newsroom's understanding that Mr Reyes is currently under a three year suspension from the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League for unsportsmanlike behaviour. His suspension is expected to end in 2018. It is not clear how his life ban from the Federation League will affect his return to the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League, as Officials from that organisation could not be reached for comments. Play in the Federation League is expected to continue tonight June 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM with 2 games, Mavs vs Jr Stars and Legs vs Future.
Courtesy of: timescaribbeanonline.com



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  BULGARIA  


Huracanes del Atlantico lands Aaron Jones, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

Huracanes del Atlantico (LNB) landed 24-year old American forward Aaron Jones (206-104kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 33 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg and 1.5bpg last season. Jones helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Jones also played 18 games in Balkan League where he had 13.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7spg (in top 5) and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Jones received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Koeln Rh.Stars).
Jones attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CAMEROON  


Erste League select outscore Cameroon in Changsha - by Eurobasket News

Erste League select outscore Cameroon in Changsha in a friendly game. Erste League select from Montenegro trailed 16-22 at the end of the first period, but then pushed the tempo for good and won the game 77-67. They erupted in the second period with a 21-18 surge and then added a final 13-10 run in the last stanza.
Marko Mijovic (187-PG-87) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Milovan Draskovic (211-C-95) and Vukota Pavic added 11 each. Stefan Vukovic (196-G-92, college: Blue Mountain) and Miroslav Damjanovic (196-G-91) followed them with 10 points apiece. Ngijol replied with 15 points for the African side.



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  CANADA  


Jevohn Shepherd (ex Spirou) agreed terms with Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Canadian swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Jamaican passport. Shepherd played most recently at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 Euromillions League games he recorded 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.2apg. Shepherd helped them to win the group title (twice) (also twice). He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.0apg. And finally Shepherd contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 13.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Shepherd spent at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 19 games he got 9.4ppg and 4.3rpg. The other team Shepherd played shortly was Openjobmetis VA (Serie A) in Italy. In 5 games he got 5.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Shepherd received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Shepherd played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2005 and 2007.
He also represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 69.6%.
Shepherd is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland (Leiden), Romania (CSM Bucuresti), Germany (GiroLive Ballers and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Omegna and Basket Barcellona) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen).
Shepherd attended University of Michigan until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Jevohn Shepherd
Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Halifax to host Canada's first qualifying game for 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup - by Eurobasket News

Basketballs will be dribbled down the court in Halifax's Scotiabank Centre this November as Canada is set to play its first home game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Canada will face off against the Bahamas in the first qualifying game on the road to the 2019 World Cup hosted by China. Canada Basketball made the announcement Thursday alongside Sports and Entertainment Atlantic and the Scotiabank Centre, which will host the game. Eighty teams around the world will be playing for the chance to play in the tournament in China in 2019. There are 19 spots. Canada will be playing home and away games in the first round against the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The top three teams in the pool then move into the second round against three new opponents. The top seven teams in the Americas Region will make it to China for the finals. Canada is currently 24th in the FIBA world rankings. Bringing the first game of the qualifiers to Halifax just adds to the sport's history in the province, said Basketball Nova Scotia's executive director David Wagg. 'Nova Scotia has a rich history of basketball in Canada and we look forward to welcoming some of the best players our country has to offer to Halifax,' Wagg said in the release. According to a video tweeted by the Scotiabank Centre, the building will also be getting a new basketball court floor to be unveiled in the fall to be used for the FIBA competition. The first game in Halifax will take place Nov. 24 with the tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m. AT.
Courtesy of: globalnews.ca



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  CHINA  


Beijing Ducks tab coach Giannis Christopoulos - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) inked 43-year old Greek coach Giannis Christopoulos. He worked at Chinese National Team as an assistant.
Christopoulos has coached previously professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen) and Greece (Apollon Patras), Cyprus (APOEL). His team won Cyprus Supercup in 2011.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CUBA  


Iccan keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) re-signed 28-year old Cuban forward Darol Hernandez (206-95kg-89). He played there last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The last season Hernandez played at BK Grodno-93 (Premier League) in Belarus where in 32 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final.
Hernandez has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hernandez has played previously professionally in Cuba (Capitalinos and Capitalinos), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Quevedo) and Belarus (BGU Minsk).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Suero, Indios SFM28.8 
 2. Woodbury, Titanes .21.3 
 3. Gilder, Caneros LR21.3 
 4. Bailey, Reales LV20.5 
 5. Santana, Titanes .20.1 
 6. Guzman, Soles SD20.0 
 7. Gaines, Metros S.19.3 
 8. Freeman, Caner.19.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.18.9 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.1 
 2. McCombs, Soles SD10.0 
 3. Mitchell, Metros S.9.0 
 4. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 6. Horford, Titanes .8.3 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD8.2 
 8. Louis, Soles SD8.0 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.7.9 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Elias SOLIMAN
  Caner.
  (--)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Soliman, Caner.5.8 
 2. De-Leon, Metros S.5.2 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM4.9 
 4. Ruiz, Soles SD4.5 
 5. Miller, Leones SD4.4 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD4.2 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.4.2 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 9. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 10. Dicent, Metros S.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Huracane.
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Beidler, Huracane.2.0 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM1.9 
 3. Fortuna, Titanes .1.8 
 4. Fortuna, Leones SD1.8 
 5. Louis, Soles SD1.7 
 6. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 9. Montas, Caneros LR1.4 
 10. Williams, Caner.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.4 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.6 
 3. McCombs, Soles SD1.4 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.4 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.2 
 6. Horford, Titanes .1.2 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM1.0 
 9. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Beidler, Huracane.0.8 


Dominican Rep. LNB round 10 best performance: Terrence Shannon - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Indios SFM, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 37-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Caneros LR (#4, 6-6) 95-93. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Indios SFM to consolidate first place in the Dominican Rep. LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Indios SFM has a very solid 10-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Shannon just recently signed at Indios SFM, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Elgin Community College star has very solid stats this year. Shannon is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg and 60.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV. Bailey had a very good evening with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led Reales LV to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Titanes Licey (#6, 5-7) 99-76. Reales LV's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-7 record. Bailey is one of the most experienced players at Reales LV and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.5ppg (#3). He also registered 6.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of league's second-best Metros STGO. Glenn scored 21 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Glenn's great performance Metros STGO lost 109-116 to #4 ranked Caneros LR. 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 Metros STGO needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 3 lost games. Glenn has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.4ppg (6th best), rebounds with 8.1rpg (8th best) and assists with 4.1apg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 63.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of Indios SFM - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Austin Freeman (194-G-89) of Caneros LR - 24 points
7. Frank Gaines (191-SG-90) of Metros STGO - 21 points and 4 rebounds
8. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88) of Metros STGO - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. James Maye (201-G/F-81) of Reales LV - 17 points and 5 rebounds
10. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Huracanes del Atlantico lands Aaron Jones, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

Huracanes del Atlantico (LNB) landed 24-year old American forward Aaron Jones (206-104kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 33 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg and 1.5bpg last season. Jones helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Jones also played 18 games in Balkan League where he had 13.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7spg (in top 5) and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Jones received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Koeln Rh.Stars).
Jones attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LNB Round 10: Metros STGO lose to Caneros LR - by Eurobasket News

Round 10 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Metros STGO (8-3). They were defeated by fourth ranked Caneros LR (6-6) 116-109 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Metros STGO. Caneros LR made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) scored 28 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caneros LR maintains fourth position with 6-6 record. Metros STGO at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Indios SFM. Metros STGO will play next round against strong Leones SD trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Caneros LR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Indios SFM as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Indios SFM edged 4th ranked Caneros LR in San Francisco 95-93. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caneros LR. American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Gerardo Suero supported him with 29 points. Even 26 points and 8 rebounds by American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) did not help to save the game for Caneros LR. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Caneros LR at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Caneros LR will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Indios SFM will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Titanes Licey at San Cristobal.
Titanes Licey (#4) was upset in La Vega by seventh ranked Reales LV 99-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Titanes Licey. Ollie Bailey fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Brian Williams produced 13 points and 7 rebounds 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. Reales LV maintains seventh position with 4-7 record. Loser Titanes Licey dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Huracanes PP. Reales LV will meet higher ranked Leones SD (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play against Huracanes PP in Puerto Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Santo Domingo supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Huracanes PP (5-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Soles SD (2-9). Huracanes PP smashed Soles SD 87-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Maurice Carter who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 assists. 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. Huracanes PP moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Titanes Licey. Soles SD lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Huracanes PP's next round opponent will be Titanes Licey (#5) in San Cristobal.

Indios SFM - Caneros LR 95-93

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Indios SFM as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Indios SFM edged 4th ranked Caneros LR in San Francisco 95-93. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caneros LR. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 27-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Indios SFM made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) supported him with 29 points. Five Indios SFM players scored in double figures. Even 26 points and 8 rebounds by American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) did not help to save the game for Caneros LR. His fellow American import guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) added 24 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Caneros LR at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Caneros LR will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Indios SFM will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Titanes Licey at San Cristobal.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 26+8reb+2ast, A.Freeman 24+1ast, A.Williams 11+2reb+1ast, J.Pablo Montas 8+5reb, E.Soliman 6+4reb+3ast, R.Scott 5+3reb+1ast
Indios SFM: G.Suero 29+4reb+2ast, T.Shannon 21+13reb+1ast, A.Salas Flores 14+7reb, J.Miguel Suero 12+4reb+5ast, A.Gibbs 11+4ast, F.Garcia 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 546065


Soles SD - Huracanes PP 65-87

The game in Santo Domingo supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Huracanes PP (5-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Soles SD (2-9). Huracanes PP smashed Soles SD 87-65. It looked good early as Soles SD took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Huracanes PP had a 30-12 second period charge getting the lead and Soles SD was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-87. Huracanes PP dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Soles SD's 36. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 assists. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Puerto Rican guard Hector Maldonado (185-91, agency: Basket Management Solutions) replied with 12 points and Bahamas guard Michael Carey-Jr (196-93, college: Wagner) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Soles SD. 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. Huracanes PP moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Titanes Licey. Soles SD lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Huracanes PP's next round opponent will be Titanes Licey (#5) in San Cristobal.
Top scorers:
Soles SD: H.Maldonado 12+4reb+2ast, R.Ruiz 11+2reb, C.Hall 8+5reb, M.Guzman 8+3reb, A.Goods 7+4reb, M.Carey Jr. 7+9reb+1ast
Huracanes PP: M.Carter 15+2reb+5ast, K.Beidler 13+6reb, A.Jones 12+8reb, A.Young 11+2reb, B.Polanco 10+2reb+1ast, D.Nunez 8+2ast
gschID: 546064


Reales LV - Titanes Licey 99-76

Titanes Licey (#4) was upset in La Vega by seventh ranked Reales LV 99-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Titanes Licey. The game was mostly controlled by Reales LV. Titanes Licey managed to win second period 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Reales LV especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman James Maye (201-81, college: NC-Greensboro) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Reales LV players scored in double figures. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) added 13 points and 7 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. Reales LV maintains seventh position with 4-7 record. Loser Titanes Licey dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Huracanes PP. Reales LV will meet higher ranked Leones SD (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play against Huracanes PP in Puerto Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: T.Woodbury 14+4reb+2ast, E.Santana 13+7reb+1ast, B.Williams 13+7reb+3ast, K.Perez 8, U.Thomas 6+2reb+1ast, H.Valdez 6+2reb
Reales LV: O.Bailey 27+9reb+3ast, J.Maye 17+5reb+1ast, A.Okosun 13+6reb, A.Pena 10+6reb+2ast, J.Coronado 8+4reb+8ast, Y.Minaya 7+3ast
gschID: 546062


Caneros LR - Metros STGO 116-109

Round 10 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Metros STGO (8-3). They were defeated by fourth ranked Caneros LR (6-6) 116-109 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Metros STGO. Caneros LR made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) scored 28 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. 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. Caneros LR maintains fourth position with 6-6 record. Metros STGO at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Indios SFM. Metros STGO will play next round against strong Leones SD trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Caneros LR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: F.Gaines 21+4reb+1ast, E.Vargas 21+9reb+3ast, R.Glenn 21+15reb+3ast, A.De Leon 13+3reb+11ast, R.Soliver 11+5reb+4ast, A.Nunez 9+8reb+1ast
Caneros LR: A.Freeman 28+3reb+4ast, T.Gilder 17+8reb+2ast, M.Evangelista 15+8reb, A.Williams 14+5reb+5ast, O.Sanchez 13+5reb+1ast, J.Garcia 12+7reb
gschID: 546063





Goods comes back to Soles de Santo Domingo, ex Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) inked 30-year old American guard Anthony Goods (191-91kg-87, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports). It is actually his comeback to Santo Domingo as he has played here before. Goods played most recently at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league. In 26 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Goods also played that season for Pau Lacq Orthez in French ProA where in four games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2009 Goods was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (36th overall).
He attended Stanford University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Goods won Liga Americas championship title in 2016. He received also All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Goods is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Goods has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Holon and Ironi Nes Ziona), Italy (BancaTercas), Ukraine, Venezuela (Trotamundos and Guaros), France (Cholet Basket) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
His game is described as: A versatile guard who can score a lot in few minutes. Plays in the 2 position with energy, can help his team even at the defensive side.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anthony Young (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Huracanes del Atlantico - by Eurobasket News

Huracanes del Atlantico (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Anthony Young (200-113kg-89, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Interperformances). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 9 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Young played at Larre Borges in Uruguayan LUB where in 32 games he was the best scorer with impressive 25.4ppg and had 6.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Young's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Young has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol), Germany (ETB Wohnbau and BSV Wulfen), Venezuela (Gigantes) and Uruguay (Bigua, U Universitario and Montevideo BC).
He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Iccan keeps Alvarez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) re-signed 25-year old Uruguayan center Juan Pablo Alvarez (201-92). He played there last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Alvarez represented Uruguay at the South American Championships U17 in Trinidad (Uruguay) -09 (Finalist): 5 games: 6.6ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 36.1%, FT: 70.0% seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 36.1%, FT: 70.0%.
Alvarez has played previously professionally also in Uruguay (Bigua, Yale and Verdirrojo).

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Iccan keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) re-signed 28-year old Cuban forward Darol Hernandez (206-95kg-89). He played there last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The last season Hernandez played at BK Grodno-93 (Premier League) in Belarus where in 32 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final.
Hernandez has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hernandez has played previously professionally in Cuba (Capitalinos and Capitalinos), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Quevedo) and Belarus (BGU Minsk).

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Khalaf carries Egypt's hopes in world cup - by Eurobasket News

Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99), Egyptian national team captain, seeks to help the pharaohs to achieve a great result in U 19 Basketball World Cup hosted by Egypt from July 1-9. Khalaf talked about his participation in the World Cup, he told FIBA.com 'We are not so young anymore and now every player knows how important it is. Everyone will be watching how we play and how good we are. We have to show our best for our country." Khalaf talked about the way to get a better result, he said 'We have to be like one hand, everybody together - players, coaches and regular people. And to fight one final time for Egypt." Asked about the feeling of playing in front of Egyptian fans, he said 'It's so beautiful to play in Egypt in front of my people. We have very good fans too. I hope we show something special.' Khalaf, 18 years old, plays his fourth World Cup after participating twice in U 17 World Cup and also played in the last edition of U 19 World Cup held in Greece.
Courtesy of: egypttoda.com



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Ignacio Ramos agreed terms with Santa Ana - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) inked 25-year old point guard Ignacio Ramos (170-92). The last time (16) he played at Halcones in Salvadorean Liga MB.

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Readus is back at Luqueno, ex TLU/Kalev - by Francisco Vega

Sportivo Luqueno (Metropolitan League) agreed terms with 25-year old American power forward Willie Readus (201-113kg-92, college: Delta State, agency: DTMones).

It is actually his comeback to Luque as he has played here before. Readus played last season at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML, but left the team in Feb.'17. In only one game he recorded 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Readus ended the previous (2016) season at Piratas (National League) in Ecuador. But the most of that year he spent at Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 31 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg in 2016 season.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Readus' team won GSC Regular Season in 2014. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team in 2015.

Readus has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Atenas) and Argentina (Ferrocarril).
He attended Delta State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Real Madrid are considering to add Ognjen Kuzmic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) is in talks to sign 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic could be described: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

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Giorgos Bogris (ex Iberostar Tener.) to sign at Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) will land 28-year old Greek international center Giorgos Bogris (210-109kg-89). He played most recently at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he averaged 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Bogris also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League European Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bogris played at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa). In 34 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 4.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Bogris also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 6.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Bogris received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Bogris has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented Greece at the 3x3 Mixed World Championships in Greece five years ago.
Bogris has played previously professionally also in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens, Panathinaikos, PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Ilysiakos) and Spain (Andorra).

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Giannis Petropoulos

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

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Royce O'Neale (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) to sign 24-year old American small forward Royce O'Neale (198-102kg-93, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he averaged 7.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. O'Neale helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. O'Neale contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. In 29 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg. O'Neale also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 8.1ppg and 4.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
O'Neale received All-WAC 3rd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
O'Neale graduated from Baylor University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Vasilije Micic

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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Alberto Abalde signs at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) landed 22-year old international swingman Alberto Abalde (202-95) from Joventut. Abalde has played there for the last four years. In 31 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.8apg last season.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2015. Abalde received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Abalde has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Abalde's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 8.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 19.4%, FT: 66.7%.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Lima leaves Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91) left B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL). In 42 games he averaged 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. He also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Lima played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team award in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously for two other Spanish teams: Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

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Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Jason RICH
  Paris-Levallois
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.3 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon6.6 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.0 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Ibekwe, Chalon0.9 
 9. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 


Blois ink Drissa Ballo - by Eurobasket News

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 22-year old Mali international center Drissa Ballo (208-95). He will still stay in France where he played last season at Maurienne in the ProB. In 30 ProB games he had 5.0ppg and 4.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
Ballo won French ProB championship title in 2016.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 4.3rpg.
Ballo has played previously for two other teams: JDA Dijon and Hyeres-Toulon.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forward:
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois

Coach: Mickael Hay

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Aaron Craft (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Monaco - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Aaron Craft (188-88kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Craft helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (14-15) season he played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 57 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.1apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Defensive 1st Team.
Craft has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He received Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-America Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Craft has played previously professionally in Hungary (Szolnok) and NBA (Golden State Warriors).
He attended Ohio State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

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Pierre-Antoine Gillet (ex Oostende) is a newcomer at Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) added to their roster 26-year old Belgian international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91). He has played for the last four seasons at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Gillet managed to play in three leagues last year. In 39 Euromillions League games he recorded 9.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Gillet also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Gillet contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.8ppg and 4.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gillet was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Gillet has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 64.3%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Gillet has played also professionally in Belgium for Liege Basket.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A solid wing player with impressive outside shooting skills.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

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Jevohn Shepherd (ex Spirou) agreed terms with Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Canadian swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Jamaican passport. Shepherd played most recently at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 Euromillions League games he recorded 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.2apg. Shepherd helped them to win the group title (twice) (also twice). He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.0apg. And finally Shepherd contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 13.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Shepherd spent at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 19 games he got 9.4ppg and 4.3rpg. The other team Shepherd played shortly was Openjobmetis VA (Serie A) in Italy. In 5 games he got 5.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Shepherd received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Shepherd played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2005 and 2007.
He also represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 69.6%.
Shepherd is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland (Leiden), Romania (CSM Bucuresti), Germany (GiroLive Ballers and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Omegna and Basket Barcellona) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen).
Shepherd attended University of Michigan until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Jevohn Shepherd
Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

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Chalon tabs James Farr, ex Alba - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) inked 25-year old American forward James Farr (208-112kg-92, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Alba in Hungarian A Division. In 45 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 4.3rpg last season. Farr helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Farr also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.2ppg and 5.7rpg.
He graduated from Xavier University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

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Monaco to bring in Elmedin Kikanovic - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) reportedly agreed terms with 29-year old Bosnian international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-105kg-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kikanovic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star Game. Kikanovic also played 13 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 19.6ppg and averaged 3.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kikanovic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Newcomer of the Year back in 2008.
Kikanovic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kikanovic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Kikanovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Enisey), France (Sluc Nancy), Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Kikanovic could be described: The Bosnian Power forward is not massive but he has good skills (which can easily improved to become better) and good body size and body shape. He is very good inside ten feet, but he is showing promising ability to shoot from the perimeter too. His basketball IQ is higher than average and it will help him to grow faster in the courts. He needs to add some strength in his game.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

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Demir IBB signs Vojdan Stojanovski - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) signed 30-year old FYR Macedonian international guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-88kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he had 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Stojanovski played at MoraBanc Andorra (also in Liga Endesa) where in 34 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Stojanovski has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for FYR Macedonian senior team since 2008 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Stojanovski also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 17.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 90.3%.
Stojanovski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Serbia (KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries, Vardar and AMMAK SP Ohrid) and Ukraine (BC Donetsk and Cherkasy).
Stojanovski could be described: Extremelly good shooter. Good at both guard position. Excellent defender.

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  GERMANY  


The MLP Academics Heidelberg Secure Niklas Wuerzner Until 2020 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Niklas Wuerzner (196-G-94) doesn't belong to the super young talented Germans anymore at age 23, but he still has potential to keep developing as a player and Pro A team MLP Academics Heidelberg have the same feeling as they have secured him for the long term until 2020. He has a clause in his contract in the last season to go if he wishes. Wuerzner is a 196cm guard that has steadily increased his games input in the Pro A each season and improved his scoring average as well in the last 3 seasons. Last season he played 35 games averaging 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT-1 (51.6%), FT: 71.8%. "He has developed further in the last years and became a veritable Pro A player. He isn't as consistent, but talented and carried the team in one or the other game. I think he will work and get that consistency this season", stressed head coach Frenki Ignjatovic.

Last season the German who started his basketball career with teh Kurpfalz Baskets Rhein Neckar (NBBL) and has played 71 Pro A games with the organization scored in double figures six times including a 23 point game in a win against BV Chemnitz and a 19 point game against Trier. "I am looking forward to at least two more years here. The club, city, people and fans mean a lot to me. The chance to play at least two more years here shows me a lot of trust from the club. We saw what the club is capable of doing last season. We have to take this momentum into this season. I will do my best to do all I can and take even more resonsibiity", stressed Niklas Wuerzner.

MLP Academics Heidelberg



David Rivers left Rostock - by Eurobasket News

24-year old American power forward David Rivers (201-95kg-93, college: Nebraska) left Rostock Seawolves (ProB). Rivers played there last season. In 24 games in Germany he had 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg.
He graduated from University of Nebraska in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Rostock Seawolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tim Vogt
Jeffrey Martin
Zaire Thompson

Forward:
Ivo Slavchev

Center:
Daniel Lopez

Coach: Ralf Rehberger

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Davis leaves Rostock - by Eurobasket News

26-year old American point guard Jarvis Davis (183-82kg-91, college: Gardner-Webb) left Rostock Seawolves (ProB). Davis played there last season. In 24 games in Germany he averaged impressive 20.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Davis played at Angrabasket in Portuguese Proliga where in 24 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 25.2ppg and recorded 7.5rpg, 2.9apg and 2.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Newcomer of the Year.
Among other achievements Davis' team made it to the Big South Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2015.
He graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Rostock Seawolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tim Vogt
Jeffrey Martin
Zaire Thompson

Forward:
Ivo Slavchev

Center:
Daniel Lopez

Coach: Ralf Rehberger

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Boehm re-signs at Bernau - by Eurobasket News

SSV Lokomotive Bernau (ProB) confirmed in their roster 30-year old center Jonas Boehm (204-105kg-87, college: Campbellsville). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 ProB games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg last season. Boehm helped them to win the regular season.
He won German Regionalliga (North Group) championship title in 2016.
Boehm has played previously for two other teams: Itzehoe and Charlottenburg.
He attended Campbellsville University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

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McGaughey's pro career starts at Heidelberg - by Igor Obradovic

MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) landed 23-year old American forward Evan McGaughey (203-100kg-94, agency: Elevate Agency). He just graduated from Quincy (NCAA2). McGaughey has played there for the last five years. In 25 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg and 1.4bpg last season. McGaughey helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-GLVC 1st Team.
As mentioned above McGaughey is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

MLP Academics Heidelberg roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Albert Kuppe
Evan McGaughey

Centers:
Martin Seiferth
Niklas Ney

Coach: Branislav Ignjatovic

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Andrea Trinchieri Remains With Brose Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The master and creator of the last 3 Brose Bamberg EasyCredit BBL titles Andrea Trinchieri (agency: SPORTlab Agency ) will remain with the club. The Italian who started his coaching career in 1998 with Olimpia Milano came to the Bavarian city Bamberg also known as Freak City in 2014 and in that span started a new dynasty after theChris Fleming dynasty had ended. It was no secret that Trnchieri was on the shopping lists of top teams in Europe, but he remained faithful to the club and will try to continue to bring further titles as well as attempting his fortunes at making good results in the Euroleague.Last season he led Bamberg to a surprising second place finish with a record of 29-3, but really came together in the playoffs as they lost only one game to the Telekom Baskets Bonn, but swept FC Bayern Munich and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.


Johnson leaves B.Muenchen - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American guard Nick Johnson (191-91kg-92, college: Arizona, agency: Diamond Sports) left FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL). Johnson played there last season. In 31 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Johnson played there also last season. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 10.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.0apg. Johnson contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Three years ago he was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in second round (42nd overall). Johnson attended University of Arizona until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received USBWA All-District IX Player of the Year award and All-Pac-12 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Johnson has played previously professionally in NBA (Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He is described as: Possesses the ability to play both guard positions with the athleticism to impact at both ends ... A superior athlete with an improving jump shot.

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The Celtics to sign Daniel Theis, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics expected to pen deal with 25-year old German international power forward Daniel Theis (204-110kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last three seasons at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 41 games he had 9.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Theis helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Domestic Player of the Year, named to All-Defensive Team and named to All-Domestic Players Team. Theis also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.6ppg and 4.6rpg.
Theis has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2011.
Theis has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Theis represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 75.0%, 3PT: 57.1%, FT: 77.3%.
Theis has played also professionally for other German teams like Braunschweig, ratiopharm Ulm, SG Braunschweig and Weissenhorn Youngstars.
He could be described: He can shoot from the perimeter as well as from the 3 point line, take his opponent off the dribble and play a classic back to the basket game. Daniel plays on a very high energy level that enables him to play far above the rim, create mismatches and block shots into the 3rd row. He runs the floor better than guards and finishes with authority around the basket.

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  GREECE  


Drivas re-signs at Aris Nikaias - by Eurobasket News

Aris Nikaias GNO (C) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Dimitris Drivas (192-94). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Drivas played at KAP Agia Paraskevis.
He has played previously for AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis.

Aris Nikaias GNO roster for 2017-2018:

Leonidas Thalassinos
Dimitris Drivas
Alexis Karipidis
Kostas Koropoulis
Sotiris Kollias

Coach: Panagiotis Zervoulakos

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Beijing Ducks tab coach Giannis Christopoulos - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) inked 43-year old Greek coach Giannis Christopoulos. He worked at Chinese National Team as an assistant.
Christopoulos has coached previously professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen) and Greece (Apollon Patras), Cyprus (APOEL). His team won Cyprus Supercup in 2011.

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Giorgos Bogris (ex Iberostar Tener.) to sign at Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) will land 28-year old Greek international center Giorgos Bogris (210-109kg-89). He played most recently at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he averaged 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Bogris also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League European Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bogris played at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa). In 34 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 4.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Bogris also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 6.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Bogris received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Bogris has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented Greece at the 3x3 Mixed World Championships in Greece five years ago.
Bogris has played previously professionally also in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens, Panathinaikos, PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Ilysiakos) and Spain (Andorra).

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Giannis Petropoulos

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

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Johnson inks at Lavrio at the beginning of his pro career - by Chris Mammides

GS Lavrio (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward D.J. Johnson (206-113kg-93). Johnson just graduated from Kansas State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 34 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5bpg last season. Johnson helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Johnson played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2013.

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Chalon tabs James Farr, ex Alba - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) inked 25-year old American forward James Farr (208-112kg-92, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Alba in Hungarian A Division. In 45 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 4.3rpg last season. Farr helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Farr also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.2ppg and 5.7rpg.
He graduated from Xavier University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Gedeon Pitard
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Jeremy Nzeulie
Abdoulaye Loum
Ousmane Camara
Arthur Rozenfeld
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Axel Bouteille
Wilfried Gantswa Babami
Ibrahima Faye
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Babacar Niasse
Pierre-Yves Gillet

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

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Jabarie Hinds (ex Sigal Prishtina) agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Atomeromu SE Paks (A Division) inked 25-year old American point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-84kg-92, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. Hinds managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 30 SuperLeague games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Hinds also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.0apg and 2.2spg. And finally he contributed to 10 games in Balkan League where he had 14.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg (in top 2).
Hinds graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Has the ability to penetrate opposing defenses. Can create for himself or his teammates.

Atomeromu SE Paks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andras Rujak
Jabarie Hinds
Milan Gulyas
Gabor Plezer

Forward:
Mate Medve

Centers:
Janos Eilingsfeld
Akos Garamvolgyi
Viktor Kalmar

Coach: Teo Cizmic

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  ICELAND  


Hester re-signs at Tindastoll - by Eurobasket News

U.M.F. Tindastoll Sauoarkrokur (Dominos League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old American forward Antonio Hester (198-90, college: Mobile, AL). He was a team leader there last season. In 20 Dominos League games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.4ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.2bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Hester played at NightQueen in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Orlando.
His team made it to the ABA Semifinals in 2016.
Hester is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Hester tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Finland (Kristika Turku), Spain (CB Tarragona_2017), Peru (Real Club), Bolivia (CAN Oruro) and FBA (Miami M.).
Hester attended Mobile University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

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Eurobasket Roma keeps Deloach for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma re-signed 31-year old American point guard Michael Deloach (184-75kg-86, college: Norfolk State). He was a team leader there last season. In 30 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Orasi Ravenna (Serie A) where in 30 games he averaged remarkable 18.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.7apg (top 5) and 1.4spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Deloach's team made it to the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2008 and 2010. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Deloach has played also professionally in Poland (Siarka), Italy (Chieti, Lucca and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria) and Czech Republic (Basketbal Svitavy).
He attended Norfolk State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic combo guard, has great leadership and scoring skills. He's very effective in penetrating inside and has great court vision and passing ability. Great player for European leagues, he can spend time in the two guard positions.

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Piazza
Michael Deloach

Forward:
Mitchell Poletti

Center:
Alessandro Cecchetti

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Cento lands Nelson Rizzitiello - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) landed 33-year old swingman Nelson Rizzitiello (198-84) from Montegrano. In 20 Serie B games he averaged 12.9ppg and 5.6rpg last season. He helped them to win the Serie B title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team. Rizzitiello also played that season for Montecatiniterme (Serie C) where in 19 games he had 14.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
Rizzitiello was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2003.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Napoli Megaride, Jesi, Ancona Stamura, Eurobasket Roma, San Severo, Patti and Palermo.

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Donda re-signs at Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 18-year old center Andrea Donda (207-99). He played there last season. But in only one Serie A game he recorded just 1 point and 1 rebound.
The previous (15-16) season Donda played at Alma Trieste where in four Serie A games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Donda has played previously for Trieste Servolana.

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Elia re-signs at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu (Serie B) confirmed in their roster experienced 41-year old guard Nicola Elia (185-76). He played there last season. In 32 Serie B games he had 6.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.6apg.
Elia has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Cagliari Pirates, Roseto, Giulianova, Passeri and Arezzo.
Elia is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Sestu.

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Elia
Mauro Graviano

Forwards:
Manuel Vanuzzo
Romeo Trionfo

Center:
Edoardo Melis

Coach: Giuseppe Caboni

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VL Pesaro tabs Andrea Ancellotti - by Armando Caporaso

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) inked 29-year old center Andrea Ancellotti (212-88). He has played for the last two years at Treviso Basket in the Serie A2. In 37 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.2bpg last season.
Among other achievements Ancellotti's team won Italian Serie A2 East Regular Season in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Silver All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
Ancellotti has played previously for seven other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Chieti, Correggio, Patti, Pozzuoli, Santarcangelo and Patti.
His game is described as: A slowly improving center, who hasn' t yet displayed all his potential. Has nice hands and good shooting renge, and this could allow him tospend tie at the PF, needs to improve his defensive skills.

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Antonelli re-signs at Bisceglie - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 29-year old power forward Riccardo Antonelli (208-90kg-88). He played there last season. In 29 Serie B games he had 10.2ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg. Antonelli helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nuova Aquila Palermo where in 30 Serie B games he recorded 10.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6bpg.
Antonelli played in the final of Italian Serie B Group D in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2006.
Antonelli has played previously for six other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Scafati, Novipiu Casale, Vanoli Cremona, Varese Robur and Varese Elmec.

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Pietro Aradori leaves Grissin Bon RE - by Eurobasket News

29-year old international shooting guard Pietro Aradori (194-95kg-88) left Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A). In 30 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Aradori's team won Italian Supercup in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team award in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Aradori has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Aradori also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 86.4%.
Aradori has played also professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes), Turkey (Galatasaray) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, Roma Virtus, Umana Venezia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Imola).
His game is described as: A natural born scorer, with great personality, who loves to stay on the court and to have the ball in clutch moments. Seems older than his real age, even if he tends to go out of control, pointing on his immense offensive talent. Needs to improve his defense at senior level, and to become a better decision maker. Wears every game a pair of black, long socks. Great upside.

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Senigallia lands coach Stefano Foglietti - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) tabbed coach Stefano Foglietti. He has coached for the last five years at Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro in the Serie C Silver.

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VL Pesaro signs Diego Monaldi - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) signed 24-year old point guard Diego Monaldi (185-75kg-93). He played last season at Banco di Srd (Serie A). But in 11 games he had just 1.4ppg. Monaldi helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.1ppg. Monaldi contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Proger BLS Chieti. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 12.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
Monaldi was voted Stella Azzurra Junior Tournment in Rome 1st Team All-Star back in 2009.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Monaldi played for Italian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Monaldi's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.5ppg.
Monaldi has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Firenze Enic, Novipiu Casale, Bari and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.
He could be described: A scoring PG who has yet leadership and clutch scoring skills. He plays with great energy and is ready to run the offense in a top team.

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Codroipo keeps Maghet for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie C Gold newcomer Bluenergy Codroipo re-signed 21-year old forward Fabio Maghet (198-90kg-96, agency: Players Group). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A). But in 10 games he averaged just 0.3ppg.
Maghet was a member of Italian U19 National Team two years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: Roma Virtus and Piacenza.

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Aaron Craft (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Monaco - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Aaron Craft (188-88kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Craft helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (14-15) season he played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 57 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.1apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Defensive 1st Team.
Craft has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He received Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-America Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Craft has played previously professionally in Hungary (Szolnok) and NBA (Golden State Warriors).
He attended Ohio State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

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Piacenza signs Duilio Birindelli - by Eurobasket News

Bakery Piacentina (Serie B) signed 33-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Duilio Birindelli (200-102kg-84) from BPC Virtus TSB Cassino. In 37 Serie B games he had 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Birindelli played at Eurobasket Roma where in 39 Serie B games he recorded 7.6ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.2apg.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Banco di Srd, Roseto, Atri, Catanzaro, Ostuni, Massafra, Canicatti and Agrigento.
Birindelli could be described: An athletic and strong bodied fordward, who knows how to set large screens, and who can be effective at rebound; very good defender, doens' t fear any opponent; needs to improve his fundamentals (too often called for travelling..) and the use of his left hand; started a 4 position, he's now making teh transition to SF;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jabarie Hinds (ex Sigal Prishtina) agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Atomeromu SE Paks (A Division) inked 25-year old American point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-84kg-92, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. Hinds managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 30 SuperLeague games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Hinds also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.0apg and 2.2spg. And finally he contributed to 10 games in Balkan League where he had 14.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg (in top 2).
Hinds graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Has the ability to penetrate opposing defenses. Can create for himself or his teammates.

Atomeromu SE Paks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andras Rujak
Jabarie Hinds
Milan Gulyas
Gabor Plezer

Forward:
Mate Medve

Centers:
Janos Eilingsfeld
Akos Garamvolgyi
Viktor Kalmar

Coach: Teo Cizmic

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Royce O'Neale (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) to sign 24-year old American small forward Royce O'Neale (198-102kg-93, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he averaged 7.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. O'Neale helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. O'Neale contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. In 29 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg. O'Neale also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 8.1ppg and 4.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
O'Neale received All-WAC 3rd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
O'Neale graduated from Baylor University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Vasilije Micic

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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Lima leaves Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91) left B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL). In 42 games he averaged 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. He also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Lima played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team award in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously for two other Spanish teams: Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

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Blois ink Drissa Ballo - by Eurobasket News

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 22-year old Mali international center Drissa Ballo (208-95). He will still stay in France where he played last season at Maurienne in the ProB. In 30 ProB games he had 5.0ppg and 4.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
Ballo won French ProB championship title in 2016.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 4.3rpg.
Ballo has played previously for two other teams: JDA Dijon and Hyeres-Toulon.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forward:
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois

Coach: Mickael Hay

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Cassar enjoys positive season at Stella Azzurra - by Eurobasket News

Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) has joined the Malta U-18 and U-20 selections who are currently stepping up their preparation for the European Championships Division C tournaments which will be held next month. The 2.08m player has enjoyed a positive season with Stella Azzurra after the Rome side managed to win a bronze medal in both the U-18 and U-20 Italian championships. Last weekend, Cassar was part of the Stella Azzurra U-18 team that beat Reyer Venezia to secure third place in the Italian championship. Earlier, they were beaten by eventual champions Virtus Bologna in the semi-finals. In the U-20 Italian league, Cassar's Stella Azzurra also finished third when they had the better of Consultinest Victoria Libertas Pesaro in the third-place play-off. 'I'm really pleased with how the season panned out this year,' Cassar said. 'I worked really hard every day during training sessions to keep myself ready to help my team throughout the season. 'This season we faced some very strong teams in both the U-18 and U-20 competitions which saw the participation of around 228 teams from all over Italy. 'But the season is not finished for me yet. Next up are the European Championships with the U-18 and U-20 selections and we will do everything we can to try and obtain the best possible result.'
Courtesy of: timesofmalta.com



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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.5 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon24.0 
 5. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 6. Glover, Obregon21.4 
 7. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 9. Ledbetter, Mazat.20.9 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 3. Glover, Obregon10.1 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Wilson, Hermosillo8.9 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 7. West, Guaymas8.7 
 8. White, Mazatlan8.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo8.5 
 10. Murphy, Los Mochis7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.6 
 3. Capers, Obregon5.6 
 4. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis5.3 
 6. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo5.2 
 8. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan5.0 
 10. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff LEDBETTER
  Mazat.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ledbetter, Mazat.3.1 
 2. Capers, Obregon2.2 
 3. Early, Los Mochis2.2 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.1 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis1.8 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Henry, Hermosillo1.4 
 8. Jones, Guaymas1.4 
 9. Reyes, Guaymas1.4 
 10. White, Mazatlan1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.0 
 2. West, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. Smith, Durango0.9 
 9. White, Mazatlan0.9 
 10. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 


CIBACOPA Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Obregon and Hermosillo post wins - by Eurobasket News

Los Mochis - Obregon 94-95

Obregon snatched a narrow road win over Los Mochis to grab 2-1 lead in the series. The guests were ahead by 9 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 29-26 run, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who saved his team from a defeat with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Landon Atterberry (198-93, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Aspire Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Jeff Early (190-88, college: S.Illinois) answered with 27 points and 6 rebounds and guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Pioneros Los Mochis. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: J.Early 27+6reb+2ast, N.Murphy 21+7reb+3ast, M.Hernandez 16+2reb+1ast, T.Miller 15+10reb+4ast, T.Motley 7+6reb+3ast, R.Catalayud 3+1reb
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 25+5reb+5ast, L.Atterberry 23+10reb+2ast, K.Capers 20+2reb+4ast, M.Glover 19+9reb+1ast, J.Hutchingson 6+4reb+2ast, H.Carrillo 2+2reb
gschID: 548335


Guaymas - Hermosillo 88-91

Hermosillo topped Guaymas on the road to secure 3-0 advantage in the series. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-88. 25 personal fouls committed by Ostioneros de Guaymas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Bahrain swingman Rashad Woods (197-86, college: Kent St.) who recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Shane Heyward (200-92, college: Columbus St.) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Rayos de Hermosillo and five Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: P.Reyes 20+5reb, R.Woods 17+6reb+3ast, S.Heyward 17+9reb, P.Marigney 14+7reb, C.Jones 13+2reb+2ast, D.Giron 5+4reb+2ast
Hermosillo: M.Henry 19+7reb+3ast, S.Monreal 18+1reb+4ast, E.Little 15+4reb+5ast, J.Camacho 13+3reb+2ast, A.Bell 11+3reb, J.Wilson 9+7reb+2ast
gschID: 548336





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  MONTENEGRO  


SK Tirana keep coach Nikola Milatovic - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) re-signed experienced 54-year old Montenegrin coach Nikola Milatovic. He helped them to win the league title and the Supercup. Milatovic used to coach Albanian U16 National Team back in 2014.
He has coached also professionally for other Montenegrin teams like Mogren and Ulcinj.

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Erste League select outscore Cameroon in Changsha - by Eurobasket News

Erste League select outscore Cameroon in Changsha in a friendly game. Erste League select from Montenegro trailed 16-22 at the end of the first period, but then pushed the tempo for good and won the game 77-67. They erupted in the second period with a 21-18 surge and then added a final 13-10 run in the last stanza.
Marko Mijovic (187-PG-87) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Milovan Draskovic (211-C-95) and Vukota Pavic added 11 each. Stefan Vukovic (196-G-92, college: Blue Mountain) and Miroslav Damjanovic (196-G-91) followed them with 10 points apiece. Ngijol replied with 15 points for the African side.



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  NBA  


Jamel Artis agreed terms with the Knicks - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old forward Jamel Artis (201-98kg-93). He just graduated from Pittsburgh (NCAA). Artis has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 3.3apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-ACC Honorable Mention.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Artis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
Artis has played previously for St.Benedict's Prep, Vermont Academy and Dunbar.

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Ferrell remains at the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Yogi Ferrell (183-81kg-93, college: Indiana). He played there last season. In 36 NBA games he had 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. Ferrell also played that season for another team Long Island Nets where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.8apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to D-League All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ferrell's team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2013 and 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 7 1st Team in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Ferrell represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for Brooklyn Nets.
Ferrell attended Indiana University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Pacers Decline Team Option For Lavoy Allen - by Eurobasket News

The Pacers have declined their 2017/18 team option on Lavoy Allen (6'9''-C/F-89, college: Temple)'s contract, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports tweets. The big man would have otherwise made $4MM this season. In a report earlier this week, Agness wrote that such a decision was likely, citing the forward's social media accounts and the general change in direction the franchise has been forced to undergo over the course of a pending Paul George exodus. With Allen off the books, The Vertical's Bobby Marks adds, the Pacers could free up as much as $27MM-$30MM so long as they're also willing to part with Jeff Teague and C.J. Miles.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Motley inks at Dallas Mavericks at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) added to their roster 22-year old forward Johnathan Motley (206-95kg-95). Motley just graduated from Baylor (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 9.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1bpg last season. Motley helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Big 12 Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year and voted to All-Big 12 1st Team and voted to NABC Division I All-America 2nd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Motley is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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The Celtics to sign Daniel Theis, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics expected to pen deal with 25-year old German international power forward Daniel Theis (204-110kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last three seasons at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 41 games he had 9.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Theis helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Domestic Player of the Year, named to All-Defensive Team and named to All-Domestic Players Team. Theis also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.6ppg and 4.6rpg.
Theis has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2011.
Theis has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Theis represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 75.0%, 3PT: 57.1%, FT: 77.3%.
Theis has played also professionally for other German teams like Braunschweig, ratiopharm Ulm, SG Braunschweig and Weissenhorn Youngstars.
He could be described: He can shoot from the perimeter as well as from the 3 point line, take his opponent off the dribble and play a classic back to the basket game. Daniel plays on a very high energy level that enables him to play far above the rim, create mismatches and block shots into the 3rd row. He runs the floor better than guards and finishes with authority around the basket.

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Clippers' Chris Paul declines option, will become unrestricted free agent - by Eurobasket News

Early Friday evening, the news broke that Blake Griffin had decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Now, less than an hour later, we have news that Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) has decided to do the same. Paul has spent the last six seasons with the Clippers after being traded to Los Angeles from the then-New Orleans Hornets. As was the case with his teammate Griffin, Paul's decision to opt out and enter free agency is not surprising, and for many of the same reasons. The Clippers are a very good team, but have -- at times due to injuries, to be fair -- not been able to live up to expectations in the playoffs. With multiple players' contracts up this summer, it seems changes could be coming to the red and white part of Staples Center. At the very least, it is worth entering free agency and surveying the various options out there. In addition, Paul is now 32, and this summer may be his last chance to get a max contract. Just like Griffin, he could return to the Clippers, but other teams, including the San Antonio Spurs, will be quite eager to steal him away.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Jacorey Williams is a newcomer at the Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old forward Jacorey Williams (203-100kg-94). He just graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (NCAA). In 36 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.6apg last season. Williams helped them to win C-USA Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Great season indeed as he was selected All-C-USA Player of the Year, All-C-USA Newcomer of the Year and voted to All-C-USA 1st Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Williams is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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LJ Peak signs at the Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) landed 21-year old swingman LJ Peak (196-98kg-96, agency: Pensack Sports). He just graduated from Georgetown (NCAA). Peak has played there for the last three years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Peak is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Despite young age Peak had great career. His team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2015. Peak received also Big East All-Rookie Team award in 2015 at his college time.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. Peak's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.6ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.3spg.
Peak has played previously for Whitney Young.

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Blake Griffin Opts For Free Agency - by Eurobasket News

Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) has opted out of his contract for the 17-18 season with the Los Angeles Clippers to become a free agent. Griffin can sign a five-year max contract with the Clippers worth approximately $172 million or a four-year, $128 million max with a rival team. Griffin is expected to receive interest from the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


NZ Select defeat hosts - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Select were given a much sterner test by host club side Jiangsu in the second game of their China tour before pulling away to win 84-65. As on the previous day against Montenegro, Jordan Ngatai (196-F-93, college: BYU-Hawaii, agency: MKP Management) led the NZ Select scoring. His 18 points were gathered at an efficient 8 from 12 from the field, plus 2 from 2 free throws. The victory was built around a dominant rebounding display led by the USA college based pair Sam Timmins (211-C-97) (5pts/12rebs) and Yanni Wetzell (208-F) (11pts/7rebs). The pair did a sterling job in the absence of Finn Delany and contributed mightily to the 48-18 lopsided count in favour of the Kiwis that included 22 offensive boards. The Select team edged to an early 18-14 advantage, which extended to 42-31 by half-time. The buffer was stretched to 14 points at three quarter time, eventually winning every quarter, but the margins were only 4, 7, 3 and 5 points in each stanza. Forward James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota) was influential in the win with 17 points (6/10FG, 5/6FT) in just 16 minutes of action. Southland Sharks teammate Derone Raukawa (181-G-94) contributed 14 points with Wetzell's 11 points gathered at an efficient 5 from 6 shooting, including a triple. The Select only connected with 4 from 17 three-point attempts (24%), although Alonzo Burton knocked down two of his three efforts. The team face Cameroon later today, tip-off 11pm (NZ time).
Final score: Jiangsu 65. NZ Select 84 (Ngatai 18, Hunter 17, Raukawa 14, Wetzell 11, Rusbatch 7, Burton 6, Timmins 5, Tolovae 4, Cook-Green 2).
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



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  PARAGUAY  


Readus is back at Luqueno, ex TLU/Kalev - by Francisco Vega

Sportivo Luqueno (Metropolitan League) agreed terms with 25-year old American power forward Willie Readus (201-113kg-92, college: Delta State, agency: DTMones).

It is actually his comeback to Luque as he has played here before. Readus played last season at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML, but left the team in Feb.'17. In only one game he recorded 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Readus ended the previous (2016) season at Piratas (National League) in Ecuador. But the most of that year he spent at Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 31 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg in 2016 season.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Readus' team won GSC Regular Season in 2014. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team in 2015.

Readus has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Atenas) and Argentina (Ferrocarril).
He attended Delta State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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  PERU  


Real Club and Regatas advance to the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Real Club and Regatas advanced to the Finals sweeping the semifinal series against their opponents. Real Club overcame Inmaculada 80-75 to win the series 2-0. Trailing 12 points at the halftime, Real Club exploded with a massive 28-12 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Regatas meanwhile posted an 80-58 win against EOFAP to win the series 2-0. Regatas won the first period 27-15 and never looked behind in the game.



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  POLAND  


Goods comes back to Soles de Santo Domingo, ex Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) inked 30-year old American guard Anthony Goods (191-91kg-87, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports). It is actually his comeback to Santo Domingo as he has played here before. Goods played most recently at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league. In 26 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Goods also played that season for Pau Lacq Orthez in French ProA where in four games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2009 Goods was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (36th overall).
He attended Stanford University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Goods won Liga Americas championship title in 2016. He received also All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Goods is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Goods has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Holon and Ironi Nes Ziona), Italy (BancaTercas), Ukraine, Venezuela (Trotamundos and Guaros), France (Cholet Basket) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
His game is described as: A versatile guard who can score a lot in few minutes. Plays in the 2 position with energy, can help his team even at the defensive side.

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  PORTUGAL  


Bastos re-signs at FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) confirmed in their roster 23-year old point guard Pedro Bastos (186-94). He played there last season. Bastos managed to play in three leagues last year. In 41 LPB games he had 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Bastos also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season Bastos played at Dragon Force. In only one LPB game he got impressive 19 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
Bastos represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 29.4%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT-3 (84.2%).
Bastos' career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Africa and of course North America. Bastos has played previously professionally in Angola (Petroleos).

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FC Porto keeps Miranda for another season - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) re-signed experienced 39-year old former international forward Miguel Miranda (205-78). He played there last season. Miranda managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 40 LPB games he recorded 4.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Miranda also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Miranda played at Ovarense Dolce Vita. In 37 LPB games he got 9.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements Miranda received Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention award in 2009 and 2015.
He also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Miranda Queluz.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at FC Porto.
Miranda's game is described as: A great role player, who plays hard everytime, even lacking of speed and athleticism. Year after year, ha's added a nice shooting touch, and can pass the ball well.

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Ebanks, San German22.2 
 2. Liz, Ponce20.5 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama20.0 
 4. Harris, Ponce18.8 
 5. Mitchell, Mayaguez18.7 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Rosario, Quebradillas18.3 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.9 
 9. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.4 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.7 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.3 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. James, Fajardo8.8 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.8 
 7. James, Fajardo8.2 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 9. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 10. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Browne, San German7.3 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.6 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.1 
 5. Soto, Bayamon5.7 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.3 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 9. Torres, Ponce4.7 
 10. Garcia, Quebradillas4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.6 
 3. Harris, Ponce1.5 
 4. Browne, San German1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 7. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Belardo, Ponce1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.8 
 4. Franklin, San G.1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Akindele, Bayamon1.1 
 7. Orozco, Isabela1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


Jefferson number one in Puerto Rico for week 37 - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) put on an amazing game in the last week for Arecibo, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 37.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat San German (#5, 17-17) 88-82. Thanks to this victory Arecibo moved-up to the 6th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Arecibo 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 16-17 record. Jefferson just recently signed at Arecibo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Davon Jefferson averages this season 14.2ppg and 9.2rpg.

The second best player in last week's games was 23-year old American guard Gary Browne (185-G-93, agency: Inception Sports) of San German. Browne had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as San German lost that game 82-88 to slightly lower-ranked Arecibo (#6, 16-17). Despite lost game San German moved up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 17-17 record is not bad and everything may still change. Browne is one of the most experienced players at San German and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was American forward Eric Dawson (206-F/C-84, agency: Haylett Sports) of Ponce (#4). Dawson scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Dawson's great performance Ponce lost 68-82 to #3 ranked Quebradillas. 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 Ponce needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 18 victories and 16 lost games. Dawson has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 32 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.4rpg (#1 in league). Dawson attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) of Guayama - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Mayaguez - 19 points and 7 rebounds
6. David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Arecibo - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Aguada - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Javier Mojica (190-SG-84) of Quebradillas - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89) of Aguada - 18 points and 3 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)



BSN Round 37: Santeros defeat Brujos in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

Ninth-ranked Brujos (13-20) gave a tough game to first ranked Santeros (23-10) in Coamo on Friday. Santeros managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 37-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santeros outrebounded Brujos 44-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) stepped up and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 18 points. Santeros' coach Eddie Casiano used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) responded with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Santeros have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 23-10 record. Brujos at the other side keep the ninth position with 20 games lost. Santeros are looking forward to face Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz in the next round. Brujos will play on the road against Piratas (#3) in Quebradillas and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Fajardo. Eighth ranked Indios (14-18) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Cariduros (20-12) 70-67 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cariduros. American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) nailed a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Ramon Clemente accounted for 19 points and 7 rebounds. Indios' coach Jose Juan Barea allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Cariduros in the defeat. Indios moved-up to seventh place. Cariduros at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. Indios will play against higher ranked Atleticos (#6) in San German in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cariduros will play on the road against Gallitos (#10) in Isabela and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Juana Diaz. 4th placed host Leones (18-16) lost to third ranked Piratas (19-14) 82-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leones. Javier Mojica fired 20 points for the winners. Eric Dawson produced 23 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Piratas maintains third place with 19-14 record having four points less than leader Aguada. Loser Leones keep the fourth position with 16 games lost. Piratas will meet at home Brujos (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leones will play against the league's leader Santeros (#1) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 37 Arecibo won against San German on the opponent's court 88-82.

Aguada - Guayama 78-76

Ninth-ranked Brujos (13-20) gave a tough game to first ranked Santeros (23-10) in Coamo on Friday. Santeros managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 37-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santeros outrebounded Brujos 44-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) stepped up and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 18 points. Santeros' coach Eddie Casiano used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) responded with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Lorrenzo Wade (201-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Interperformances) scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. Santeros have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 23-10 record. Brujos at the other side keep the ninth position with 20 games lost. Santeros are looking forward to face Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz in the next round. Brujos will play on the road against Piratas (#3) in Quebradillas and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Guayama: D.Wilkins 21+5reb+6ast, K.Vinales 10+2reb+5ast, M.Fillyaw 8+1reb+2ast, D.Hinson 8+1reb, K.Penn 8+6reb, L.Wade 8+11reb+2ast
Aguada: R.Mendoza 20+6reb+5ast, G.Clavell 18+3reb+1ast, J.Guitian 9+4reb+2ast, C.Gaston 9+3reb, O.Samhan 8+6reb+2ast, A.Abreu 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 540225


Ponce - Quebradillas 68-82

The game between Top Four teams took place in Juana Diaz. 4th placed host Leones (18-16) lost to third ranked Piratas (19-14) 82-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leones. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Leones managed to win second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Leones outrebounded Piratas 46-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. The former international Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) fired 20 points for the winners. American-Venezuelan Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. American power forward Eric Dawson (206-84, college: Midwestern St., agency: Haylett Sports) produced 23 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Carlos Emory (196-91) added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Piratas maintains third place with 19-14 record having four points less than leader Aguada. Loser Leones keep the fourth position with 16 games lost. Piratas will meet at home Brujos (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leones will play against the league's leader Santeros (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ponce: E.Dawson 23+9reb+1ast, V.Liz 16+5reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 12+2reb+3ast, C.Emory 11+10reb+2ast, M.Harris 6+11reb+6ast, C.Rivera 0+2reb+1ast
Quebradillas: J.Mojica 20+3reb+3ast, D.Smith 15+3reb+4ast, J.Bryan Diaz 12+4reb, M.Rosario 12+3reb+4ast, G.Fitch 8+4reb+3ast, A.Carmona 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 540226


Fajardo - Mayaguez 67-70

Important game to mention about took place in Fajardo. Eighth ranked Indios (14-18) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Cariduros (20-12) 70-67 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cariduros. Cariduros were ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 19-13 charge of Indios, which allowed them to win the game. American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) nailed a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and international Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) accounted for 19 points and 7 rebounds. Four Indios players scored in double figures. Indios' coach Jose Juan Barea allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for Cariduros in the defeat. Indios moved-up to seventh place. Cariduros at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. Indios will play against higher ranked Atleticos (#6) in San German in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cariduros will play on the road against Gallitos (#10) in Isabela and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: D.James 17+8reb+1ast, F.Rivera 15+2reb+4ast, E.Ayuso 11+2reb+2ast, C.Ortiz 7+6reb+1ast, M.Ali Berdiel 6+9reb+2ast, R.Buckner 6+5reb+2ast
Mayaguez: R.Clemente 19+7reb+1ast, C.Duran 11+2reb+4ast, D.Laury 11+12reb+5ast, T.Mitchell 10+2reb+2ast, R.Suarez 7+2reb+2ast, K.Young 4+5reb
gschID: 540223


San German - Arecibo 82-88

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in San German where 5th ranked Atleticos (16-17) were defeated by sixth ranked Capitanes (16-16) 88-82 on Thursday. Atleticos trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 82-88 at the end of the game. Capitanes made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Atleticos turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Capitanes made 7 blocks. American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. His fellow American import forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Capitanes players scored in double figures. The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and American forward Devin Ebanks (206-89, college: W.Virginia) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Atleticos' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Atleticos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 17 games lost. Capitanes will meet at home Vaqueros (#8) in the next round. Atleticos will play against Indios in Mayaguez and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San German: D.Ebanks 22+6reb+2ast, G.Browne 18+10reb+8ast, J.Keenan 14+3reb+4ast, O.Branch 9+6reb, C.Lopez-Sosa 6+5reb+2ast, A.Franklin 4+4reb+2ast
Arecibo: C.Clarke 18+6reb+4ast, D.Huertas 17+4ast, W.Hodge 16+4reb+7ast, D.Jefferson 15+10reb+5ast, A.Alamo 10+4reb+2ast, D.Clemente 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 540224





Anthony Young (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Huracanes del Atlantico - by Eurobasket News

Huracanes del Atlantico (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Anthony Young (200-113kg-89, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Interperformances). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 9 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Young played at Larre Borges in Uruguayan LUB where in 32 games he was the best scorer with impressive 25.4ppg and had 6.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Young's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Young has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol), Germany (ETB Wohnbau and BSV Wulfen), Venezuela (Gigantes) and Uruguay (Bigua, U Universitario and Montevideo BC).
He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Andorra keeps Stevic for another season - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) re-signed 33-year old Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-100kg-84, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Stevic played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada where in 32 Liga Endesa games he had 7.0ppg and 3.8rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the EuroChallenge Semifinals in 2014. Stevic received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Stevic has played also professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Italy (Novipiu Casale), Poland (Slask, Anwil and Stelmet), Slovenia (Luka Koper), Turkey (Gaziantep) and Serbia (Masinac, Crvena Zvezda and Borac).

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Real Madrid are considering to add Ognjen Kuzmic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) is in talks to sign 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic could be described: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

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Vladimir Ivelja agreed terms with Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) inked 29-year old Serbian power forward Vladimir Ivelja (204-88, agency: AproK Sports Group) from KB Kosice. In 45 SBL games in Slovakia he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Ivelja played at Feni Industries in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 32 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg.
He has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, Vrbas and FMP Beograd) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



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Vladimir Ivelja agreed terms with Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) inked 29-year old Serbian power forward Vladimir Ivelja (204-88, agency: AproK Sports Group) from KB Kosice. In 45 SBL games in Slovakia he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Ivelja played at Feni Industries in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 32 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg.
He has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, Vrbas and FMP Beograd) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



Djordje Ninkovic (ex Leotar) is a newcomer at Nova Ves - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Bosnian center Djordje Ninkovic (210-93). He has played for the last seven seasons at Leotar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 18 games he recorded 9.7ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ninkovic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Lukas Krajnak
Adam Antoni

Forward:
Viktor Juricek

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic



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BBU Salzburg keeps Sanchez for another season - by Eurobasket News

BBU Salzburg (2.Bundesliga) re-signed 26-year old Spaniard forward Guillermo Sanchez (202-91). He played there last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sanchez played at Moron in Spanish LEB Silver. But in 25 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 1.3rpg.
Sanchez has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Reading Rockets).

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Alberto Abalde signs at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) landed 22-year old international swingman Alberto Abalde (202-95) from Joventut. Abalde has played there for the last four years. In 31 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.8apg last season.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2015. Abalde received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Abalde has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Abalde's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 8.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 19.4%, FT: 66.7%.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Andorra keeps Stevic for another season - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) re-signed 33-year old Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-100kg-84, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Stevic played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada where in 32 Liga Endesa games he had 7.0ppg and 3.8rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the EuroChallenge Semifinals in 2014. Stevic received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Stevic has played also professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Italy (Novipiu Casale), Poland (Slask, Anwil and Stelmet), Slovenia (Luka Koper), Turkey (Gaziantep) and Serbia (Masinac, Crvena Zvezda and Borac).

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Real Madrid to keep Jeffery Taylor - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) will keep 28-year old Swedish small forward Jeffery Taylor (201-102kg-89, college: Vanderbilt) on the roster. He has played there for the last two seasons. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.1ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Taylor helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Taylor also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2012 Taylor was drafted by Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) in second round (31st overall). The former Vanderbilt University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Taylor received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Taylor played for Swedish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (21.2ppg), 4.6rpg, 1.4apg, Steals-5 (1.4spg), FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 72.4%.
Taylor has played previously professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets) and D-League (Austin Spurs).

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Dino Radoncic

Center:
Anthony Randolph

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Royce O'Neale (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) to sign 24-year old American small forward Royce O'Neale (198-102kg-93, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he averaged 7.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. O'Neale helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. O'Neale contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. In 29 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg. O'Neale also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 8.1ppg and 4.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
O'Neale received All-WAC 3rd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
O'Neale graduated from Baylor University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Vasilije Micic

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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Real Madrid are considering to add Ognjen Kuzmic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) is in talks to sign 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic could be described: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

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Real Madrid to keep Jeffery Taylor - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) will keep 28-year old Swedish small forward Jeffery Taylor (201-102kg-89, college: Vanderbilt) on the roster. He has played there for the last two seasons. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.1ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Taylor helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Taylor also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2012 Taylor was drafted by Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) in second round (31st overall). The former Vanderbilt University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Taylor received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Taylor played for Swedish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (21.2ppg), 4.6rpg, 1.4apg, Steals-5 (1.4spg), FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 72.4%.
Taylor has played previously professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets) and D-League (Austin Spurs).

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Dino Radoncic

Center:
Anthony Randolph

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Demir IBB signs Vojdan Stojanovski - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) signed 30-year old FYR Macedonian international guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-88kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he had 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Stojanovski played at MoraBanc Andorra (also in Liga Endesa) where in 34 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Stojanovski has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for FYR Macedonian senior team since 2008 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Stojanovski also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 17.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 90.3%.
Stojanovski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Serbia (KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries, Vardar and AMMAK SP Ohrid) and Ukraine (BC Donetsk and Cherkasy).
Stojanovski could be described: Extremelly good shooter. Good at both guard position. Excellent defender.

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Hazer Avci joins Karesi Spor - by Eurobasket News

Karesi Spor (TB2L) agreed terms with 30-year old forward Hazer Avci (206-87, agency: Court Side). He played last season at Samsunspor DSI in the TBL. In 26 games he had 10.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Avci played at Mamak DSI (also in TBL) where in 27 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg.
His team made it to the TB2L Semifinals in 2012.
Avci represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Avci has played previously for eight other teams: Turk Telekom, Mulkiye, Balikesir, Cankaya, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Aliaga, Konyaspor and Vestel.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pinar Karsiyaka lands Metin Turen - by Eurobasket News

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) landed 23-year old international power forward Metin Turen (206-94) from Yesilgiresun. In 14 BSL games he averaged 3.6ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Turen also played that season for Darussafaka. But in 8 BSL games he had just 0.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
His team made it to the Turkish Cup final in 2016.
Turen has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Turen also represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 6.6ppg, 7.2rpg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 64.3%.

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Pinar Karsiyaka inks Emircan Kosut - by Eurobasket News

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) agreed terms with 22-year old center Emircan Kosut (216-95) from Yesilgiresun. In 30 BSL games he had 5.8ppg and 3.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kosut played at Anadolu Efes. But in 6 BSL games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Kosut also played 1 game in Euroleague where he averaged only 2 points.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team in 2015.
Kosut was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
Kosut represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 58.9%, FT: 68.0%.

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Turk Telekom signs Nusret Yildirim - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) signed 28-year old forward Nusret Yildirim (202-89). He played last season at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL). TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Yildirim played at Acibadem where in 44 TBL games he had 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015. Yildirim was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Istanbulspor, Erdemir, Banvit, Beykoz and Erdemir.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Polat Kaya
Recep Dogrusoz

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Center:
Kaya Peker

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Turk Telekom inks Recep Dogrusoz - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) agreed terms with 31-year old guard Recep Dogrusoz (192-86) from Socar Petkim. In 24 TBL games he had 10.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. Dogrusoz also played that season for Acibadem. But in 7 TBL games he recorded just 0.6ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TBL in 2016. Dogrusoz was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Canakkale, Istanbul BBSK and Demir IBB.

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Gaziantep adds Cinko to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster 27-year old guard Erolcan Cinko (188-90, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Trabzonspor. In 30 BSL games he recorded 6.1ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cinko played at TED Kolejliler where in 30 BSL games he averaged 5.9ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2013. Cinko was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Guard of the Year back in 2011.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Cinko has played previously for four other teams: Tofas, Banvit, Bandirma Kirmizi and Eskisehir Basket.

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NBL Round 11: City Oilers hand first loss to KIU Titans - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of KIU Titans (5-1) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked City Oilers (4-2) 73-64. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of KIU Titans. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But KIU Titans won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international forward Stephen Omony (198-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Jimmy Enabu (187-88) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. City Oilers' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ethienne Kazungu (-80) answered with 9 points and 12 rebounds for KIU Titans. Defending champion moved-up to second place. KIU Titans at the other side still keep top position with one game lost.
The game between seventh ranked UCU Canons (3-3) and 9th ranked UPDF (1-3) in ended with biggest points difference. UCU Canons outscored guests from 74-50. Worth to mention a quality performance of international forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Steven Wundi helped adding 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). UCU Canons' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Henry Okoth (-99) responded with 24 points and 6 rebounds. UCU Canons moved-up to fifth place. UPDF at the other side keeps the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Sharing Youth.

City Oilers - KIU Titans 73-64

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of KIU Titans (5-1) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked City Oilers (4-2) 73-64. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of KIU Titans. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But KIU Titans won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international forward Stephen Omony (198-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Jimmy Enabu (187-88) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. City Oilers' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ethienne Kazungu (-80) answered with 9 points and 12 rebounds and guard Micheal Bwanga added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for KIU Titans. Defending champion moved-up to second place. KIU Titans at the other side still keep top position with one game lost.
Top scorers:
City Oilers: S.Omony 17+7reb+1ast, J.Enabu 13+4reb+4ast, J.Okello 13+6reb+2ast, N.Landry 6+7reb+1ast, T.Drieba 5+3reb+2ast, D.Juuko 5+1reb+3ast
KIU Titans: M.Bwanga 16+5reb, G.Soro 14+4reb, E.Kazungu 9+12reb+2ast, C.Omanye 8+3reb+4ast, F.Kumpanyi 4+1reb, I.Lumanyika 4+2reb
gschID: 547455


UCU Canons - UPDF 74-50

The game between seventh ranked UCU Canons (3-3) and 9th ranked UPDF (1-3) in ended with biggest points difference. UCU Canons outscored guests from 74-50. UCU Canons had a 37-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of international forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Steven Wundi (-93) helped adding 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). UCU Canons' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Henry Okoth (-99) responded with 24 points and 6 rebounds and Felix Mukunzi scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. UCU Canons moved-up to fifth place. UPDF at the other side keeps the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Sharing Youth.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: S.Wundi 24+5reb+1ast, J.Egau 21+11reb+6ast, D.Isiko 8+5reb, T.Zeramula 5+2reb, J.Obukunyang 4+6reb+1ast, W.Ater 3+2reb+1ast
UPDF: H.Okoth 24+6reb+1ast, F.Mukunzi 14+9reb+2ast, D.Mutawe 7+7reb, S.Wokorach 3+4reb, A.Okot 2+5reb, E.Okello 0
gschID: 547454





Wundi's 24 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Steven Wundi (G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for UCU Canons and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds for UCU Canons in his team's victory, helping them to crush UPDF (#10, 1-3) with 24-point margin 74-50. UCU Canons is placed at 5th position in Ugandan league. UCU Canons 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 3-3 record. In the team's last game Wundi had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at UCU Canons, through which he has constantly improved. Wundi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 14.2ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Jonathan Egau (190-F-93). He is international forward in his second season at UCU Canons. In the last game Egau recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Of course together with Wundi he helped UCU Canons with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked UPDF (#10, 1-3) 74-50. This victory allowed UCU Canons to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Egau is one of the most experienced players at UCU Canons and similarly like Steven Wundi has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 8.2rpg and 4.0apg.

Third place about best performers goes to Felix Mukunzi of UPDF (#10). Mukunzi scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Mukunzi's great performance UPDF lost 50-74 to the higher-ranked UCU Canons (#5, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. UPDF can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Mukunzi he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Mukunzi has a very solid season. In 2 games in Uganda he scored 14.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stephen Omony (198-F-81) of City Oilers - 17 points and 7 rebounds
5. Jimmy Enabu (187-G-88) of City Oilers - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. James Okello (193-F-90) of City Oilers - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ethienne Kazungu (80) of KIU Titans - 9 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Geoffrey Soro (198-F-92) of KIU Titans - 14 points and 4 rebounds
9. Micheal Bwanga (G) of KIU Titans - 16 points and 5 rebounds
10. Henry Okoth (F-99) of UPDF - 24 points and 6 rebounds

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



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

28-year old forward Gary Johnson (198-F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for 25 de Agosto and receives a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat U Atletica (#10, 2-4) 74-65. 25 de Agosto is placed at 4th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. 25 de Agosto will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. Johnson just recently signed at 25 de Agosto, being already a very valuable addition to the team. The University of Texas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in points (4th best: 24.9ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.6rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 53.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Miramar. He is American in his first season at Miramar. In the last game Fahnbulleh recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Miramar lost that game 78-93 to league's leader Sayago (#2, 6-0). This loss caused Miramar to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fahnbulleh is one of the most experienced players at Miramar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.1ppg (#1). He also registered 12.7 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Facundo Medina (190-G-94) of Cordon (#3). Medina scored 28 points. He was a key player of Cordon, leading his team to a 87-79 win against the lower-ranked Colon (#12, 1-6). Cordon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Medina has a great season in Uruguay. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.8ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 24 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Martin Perdomo (181-G-95) of Sayago - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon - 24 points and 11 rebounds
7. Federico Soto (194-G-97) of Capitol - 28 points and 7 rebounds
8. Earl Watson (201-C-90) of Capitol - 9 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Rodrigo Cardozo (191-F-92) of 25 de Agosto - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Emiliano Serres (205-F-97) of Tabare - 15 points, 10 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)



Metropolitan Round 7: Derby game ends with 25 de Agosto's defeat of Union Atletica - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: 25 de Agosto (#7) and Union Atletica (#8). 25 de Agosto (4-3) won against visiting Union Atletica (2-4) 74-65. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Atletica won third quarter 27-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when 25 de Agosto won last quarter 20-12. 25 de Agosto outrebounded Union Atletica 47-35 including a 38-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Union Atletica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Rodrigo Cardozo (191-92) contributed with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) answered with 31 points and 8 rebounds for Union Atletica. 25 de Agosto moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Miramar. Union Atletica at the other side dropped to the tenth position with four games lost.
An interesting game for Sayago (5-1) which hosted in Sayago 3rd placed Miramar (4-3). Second ranked Sayago had an easy win 93-78. It was a great evening for American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. Martin Perdomo helped adding 24 points and 7 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Sayago's coach Horacio Perdomo used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds. Sayago have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 5-1 record behind leader Atenas. Miramar at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 25 de Agosto.
Ascenso top team - Atenas (6-1) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Tabare (3-3) 76-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tabare. It was a quality performance for Mauro Zubiaurre who led the winners and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Emiliano Serres came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Tabare in the defeat. Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Atenas. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Loser Tabare dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Stockolmo and Verdirrojo.
A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 13th ranked Marne (1-5) to tenth ranked Capitol (3-4) 74-73 on Friday evening. Federico Soto fired 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Capitol moved-up to ninth place. Marne lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost.

In the last game of round 7 Cordon beat Colon on the road 87-79.
The most impressive performance of 7th round was 9 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks by Earl Watson of Capitol.

Colon - Cordon 79-87

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Cordon (4-2) beat on the road 11th ranked Colon (2-5) 87-79 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Cordon made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Colon was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Facundo Medina (190-94) who helped to win the game recording 28 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!). Forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) contributed with 6 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and Nicolas Garcia added 15 points in the effort for Colon. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Cordon. They moved-up to third place. Colon lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Colon: T.Brown 24+11reb, L.Lepiani 18+1ast, N.Garcia 15+4reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 9, F.Della Mea 7+4reb+5ast, F.Baltasar 4+1reb+1ast
Cordon: F.Medina 28+4reb+3ast, N.Ibarra 22+2reb+1ast, A.Viotti 9+1reb+1ast, A.Amaral 9+3reb, T.Hopewell 7+1reb, A.Zuvich 6+17reb+3ast
gschID: 548196


25 de Agosto - U Atletica 74-65

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: 25 de Agosto (#7) and Union Atletica (#8). 25 de Agosto (4-3) won against visiting Union Atletica (2-4) 74-65. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Atletica won third quarter 27-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when 25 de Agosto won last quarter 20-12. 25 de Agosto outrebounded Union Atletica 47-35 including a 38-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Union Atletica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Rodrigo Cardozo (191-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) answered with 31 points and 8 rebounds and forward Facundo Alonso (195) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Union Atletica. 25 de Agosto moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Miramar. Union Atletica at the other side dropped to the tenth position with four games lost.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: G.Semiglia 31+8reb+1ast, F.Alonso 10+8reb+2ast, N.Santos 8+1reb+1ast, A.Arrillaga 7+8reb+1ast, M.Martinez 5+2reb+2ast, F.Ferro 2+2reb
25 de Agosto: G.Johnson 29+14reb+2ast, R.Cardozo 12+15reb+2ast, D.Lipatin 9+1reb+6ast, N.Alvarez 7+1reb+2ast, J.Trindade 6+5reb+1ast, M.Mayora 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 548198


Marne - Capitol 73-74

A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 13th ranked Marne (1-5) to tenth ranked Capitol (3-4) 74-73 on Friday evening. Marne was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Capitol forced 21 Marne turnovers and outrebounded them 44-29 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Federico Soto (194-97) fired 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American center Earl Watson (201-90, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 9 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Santiago Pereira (180-96) produced 23 points and forward Andres Pineiro (187-89) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Capitol moved-up to ninth place. Marne lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Marne: S.Pereira 23+2reb, A.Pineiro 16+3reb+4ast, B.Ingratta 12+10reb+1ast, D.Veleda 8+2reb+5ast, J.Pankoski 6+2reb+2ast, J.Crocano 5+6reb+1ast
Capitol: F.Soto 28+7reb, J.Andres Galleto 11+5ast, N.Comas 9+6reb+3ast, E.Watson 9+20reb+3ast, R.Pintos 8+5reb+1ast, J.Wenzel 7+4reb+4ast
gschID: 548200


Sayago - Miramar 93-78

An interesting game for Sayago (5-1) which hosted in Sayago 3rd placed Miramar (4-3). Second ranked Sayago had an easy win 93-78. The game was mostly controlled by Sayago. Miramar was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sayago forced 19 Miramar turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a great evening for American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Martin Perdomo (181-95) helped adding 24 points and 7 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Sayago players scored in double figures. Sayago's coach Horacio Perdomo used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds and guard Matias Nicoletti (193-94) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Sayago have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 5-1 record behind leader Atenas. Miramar at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 25 de Agosto.
Top scorers:
Miramar: J.Fahnbulleh 28+15reb+1ast, M.Nicoletti 19+6reb+3ast, M.Trelles 11+5reb+5ast, I.Asaravicius 9+8reb+2ast, R.Blankson 6+4reb, F.Masner 3+2reb+1ast
Sayago: P.Harrison 24+15reb+2ast, M.Perdomo 24+3reb+7ast, G.Fernandez 18+2reb+4ast, E.Gonzalez 12+4reb+1ast, R.Brause 8+5reb+5ast, M.Lado 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 548199


Tabare - Atenas 66-76

Ascenso top team - Atenas (6-1) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Tabare (3-3) 76-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tabare. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-66. It was a quality performance for point guard Mauro Zubiaurre (181-94) who led the winners and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Nicolas Catala (195-91) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. Forward Emiliano Serres (205-97) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Gonzalo Rivas (179-95) added 9 points respectively for Tabare in the defeat. Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Atenas. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Loser Tabare dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Stockolmo and Verdirrojo.
Top scorers:
Tabare: E.Serres 15+10reb+4ast, R.Xavier 10+2ast, G.Rivas 9+3reb+2ast, F.Alvarez 8+2reb+1ast, C.McCann 6+6reb+2ast, A.Cabillon 6+1reb+1ast
Atenas: N.Catala 17+5reb, A.Danridge 15+2ast, M.Zubiaurre 15+6reb+6ast, O.Galeano 12+2reb+2ast, M.Pose 11+5reb+1ast, F.Pomoli 6+11reb+5ast
gschID: 548195





Iccan keeps Alvarez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) re-signed 25-year old Uruguayan center Juan Pablo Alvarez (201-92). He played there last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Alvarez represented Uruguay at the South American Championships U17 in Trinidad (Uruguay) -09 (Finalist): 5 games: 6.6ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 36.1%, FT: 70.0% seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 36.1%, FT: 70.0%.
Alvarez has played previously professionally also in Uruguay (Bigua, Yale and Verdirrojo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Double double for Paul Harrison - by Hector Lopez

Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds leading Sayago to win its 6th game in a row, without defeats, after beating Miramar 93-78, for the Metro league 6th round while Atenas is now at the second place (6-1) with a 76--66 win over Tabare. The three best teams from the Metro league will be promotoed to the Uruguayan League 21018. The local authorities also modified the standings because at least two teams had used non registered players. The new standings are as follows: Sayago 6-0, Atenas 6-1, Cordon 4-2, Miramar 4-3, 25 de Agosto 4-3, Auriblanco 3-3, Tabare 3-3, Verdirrojo 3-3, Srtockolmo 2-3, Union Atletica 2-4, Capitol 2-5, Marne 1-5 Colon 1-6.


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  VENEZUELA  


Rodgers comes back to Marinos - by Francisco Vega

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) added to their roster experienced 37-year old Venezuelan ex-international forward Leon Rodgers (201-80, college: N.Illinois).

It is actually his comeback to Puerto La Cruz as he has played here before. Rodgers is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played last season at Guaros (Liga de las Americas). Rodgers won Liga Americas championship title.

The previous (2016) summer Rodgers played at Guaros de Lara 2 (LNB). He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV Forward of the Year back in 2013. Rodgers was a member of Venezuelan Senior National Team two years ago.

He is a quite experienced player. Rodgers' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in twelve different countries. Rodgers tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Brave Dragons and Jilin Tigers), Dominican Rep., France, Germany (Artland Dragons), Holland, Philippines (B.Ginebra), Puerto Rico (Leones), Ukraine, NBA (Memphis Grizzlies), Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey), UBA (Ohio H.G.) and Colombia (Guerreros).

Rodgers attended Northern Illinois University until 2002 and it will be his 16th (!!!) season as a professional player.

On Rodgers: Versatile forward, shoots and penetrates well, outstanding jumping-skills. Has the potential to be a good player in top European leagues. Has strength and speed to be very effecdtive at the 4 spot, even being undersized.




Marinos bring back Torres - by Eurobasket News

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) re-signed experienced 41-year old former international swingman Oscar Torres (198-76, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 10 LPB games he averaged 7.9ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Among other achievements Torres' team won Venezuelan LPB Eastern Conference Regular Season in 2016. He was selected to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game in 2012 and 2016.
Torres also represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) five years ago. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Torres is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, UBC and Napoli Megaride), Russia (CSKA Moscow and Khimki), Spain (CB Tarragona_2017), Turkey (Turk Telekom) and NBA (Golden State Warriors).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Marinos.
Let's have closer look into Torres' outlook: The main offensive weapon in Venezuela today; a natural born scorer, almost unstoppable in penetration at FIBA level, who improved his outside shooting and, above all, his defense in his first NBA season;.

Marinos de Anzoategui roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gregory Vargas
Richard Roby
Devin Sweetney

Forwards:
Oscar Torres
Leon Rodgers

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD CUP  


Halifax to host Canada's first qualifying game for 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup - by Eurobasket News

Basketballs will be dribbled down the court in Halifax's Scotiabank Centre this November as Canada is set to play its first home game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Canada will face off against the Bahamas in the first qualifying game on the road to the 2019 World Cup hosted by China. Canada Basketball made the announcement Thursday alongside Sports and Entertainment Atlantic and the Scotiabank Centre, which will host the game. Eighty teams around the world will be playing for the chance to play in the tournament in China in 2019. There are 19 spots. Canada will be playing home and away games in the first round against the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The top three teams in the pool then move into the second round against three new opponents. The top seven teams in the Americas Region will make it to China for the finals. Canada is currently 24th in the FIBA world rankings. Bringing the first game of the qualifiers to Halifax just adds to the sport's history in the province, said Basketball Nova Scotia's executive director David Wagg. 'Nova Scotia has a rich history of basketball in Canada and we look forward to welcoming some of the best players our country has to offer to Halifax,' Wagg said in the release. According to a video tweeted by the Scotiabank Centre, the building will also be getting a new basketball court floor to be unveiled in the fall to be used for the FIBA competition. The first game in Halifax will take place Nov. 24 with the tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m. AT.
Courtesy of: globalnews.ca




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Women News


Obras, Berazategui, Lanus and Union Florida enter Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket - Velez S. 81-47

Obras Basket cruised past Velez Sarsfield to sweep the series. The game without a history. Obras Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Velez S. to an opponent 22.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 49.2 percent accuracy of the winners. Obras Basket forced 23 Velez S. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Velez S.'s players. American forward Ariel Edwards (190-92, college: Penn St., agency: ProDep Management) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international power forward Sofia Aispurua (189-95) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Obras Basket players scored in double figures. International swingman Macarena Rosset (178-91, agency: Players Group) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the former international point guard Sandra Pavon (175-85) scored 5 points and 8 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:
Obras Basket: A.Edwards 25+11reb+2ast, S.Aispurua 16+7reb+1ast, S.Castillo 11+8reb+4ast, J.Ale 10+5reb+4ast, B.Landro 5+1reb, I.Casanova 5+1reb+5ast
Velez S.: M.Rosset 20+6reb+2ast, A.Siciliano 9+2reb+2ast, M.Pavicich 5+5reb, S.Pavon 5+8reb, O.Pag 3+4reb, B. Fontana 3+3reb
gschID: 548262


Berazategui - Estrella Berisso 72-63

Berazategui held off Estrella Berisso to secure 2-0 win in the series. Berazategui made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Lyndra Weaver notched a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Macarena Durso (169-91) supported her with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Even 21 points and 8 rebounds by the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) did not help to save the game for Estrella Berisso. International power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) added 10 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Estrella Berisso's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Berazategui: L.Weaver 26+10reb+2ast, M.Durso 13+6reb+3ast, A.Suarez 9+9reb+4ast, C.Fiorotto 8+6reb, A.Leiva 8+5reb, L.Delabarba 6+6reb
Estrella Berisso: A.Boquete 21+8reb+3ast, O.Santana 10+9reb+1ast, C.Martinez 8+1reb, M.Sancisi 7+4reb+4ast, C.Cabanez 5+2reb+1ast, G.Coz 4+1reb
gschID: 548263


Lanus - Quimsa 62-61

Lanus held off Quimsa at home court to complete the sweep of the series. International power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. The former international point guard Nadia Flores (171-90) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Lanus' coach Laura Cors used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and Spanish power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Quimsa.
Top scorers:
LANUS: A.Burani 16+11reb+3ast, N.Flores 14+5reb+3ast, F.Llorente 12+8reb, N.Perez 9+2reb+2ast, U.Nwaigwe 4+5reb, D.Gonzalez 4+5reb+2ast
QUIMSA: G.Vega 26+11reb+3ast, N.Rios 11+4reb+2ast, I.German 8+6reb+6ast, A.Ledesma 8+4reb, G.Herrera 6+1reb+1ast, J.Tell 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548265


Union Florida - Hindu 80-38

Union Florida dropped Hindu to pave their way into Final Four. Union Florida held Hindu to an opponent 23.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 34.7 percent accuracy of the winners and had 23 for 31 from the free-throw line, while Hindu only scored five points from the stripe. Union Florida forced 30 Hindu turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Hindu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Ronni Williams (183, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Spanish swingman Marta Tudanca (182-90, agency: ProDep Management) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Spanish swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Aldana Duarte (162-96) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Union Florida: R.Williams 19+16reb+1ast, M.Tudanca 16+6reb+1ast, M.Gretter 13+2reb+2ast, F.Martinez 7+3ast, C.Miculka 6+5reb+1ast, S.Zapke 5+1reb
HINDU: I.Gari 12+7reb+1ast, A.Duarte 8+6reb+1ast, A.Robinson 8+7reb, M.Barzola 4+2reb, J.Richardson 3+4reb, C.Yamila Scholles 3+5reb
gschID: 548264





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  AUSTRALIA  


Scherf's double-double lands her State League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

20-year old center Lauren Scherf (195-C-96) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Dandenong R. and receives a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 14.
She had a double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds, while her team beat Nunawading S. (#3, 5-7) 85-75. Dandenong R. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Australian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Dandenong R. will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. In the team's last game Scherf had a remarkable 72.2% from 2-point range. She just recently signed at Dandenong R., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Lauren Scherf averages this season 17.6ppg and 11.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Jaterra Bonds (170-G-92) of Ballarat R.. She is American guard in her first season at Ballarat R.. In the last game Bonds recorded impressive 39 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Ballarat R. to edge slightly lower-ranked Sandringham S. (#8, 4-9) by 5 points 92-87. Ballarat R.'s 7th position in SEABL has not changed. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Ballarat R. managed to get this year. Bonds is one of the most experienced players at Ballarat R. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Chastity Reed (185-F-89) of Rockingham CF (#11). Reed got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. She went also for eighteen rebounds and five assists. Despite Reed's great performance Rockingham CF lost 77-86 to the higher-ranked Lakeside L. (#4, 11-5). But her team cannot count on just a single shooter as she also needs help of the other teammates. Rockingham CF can only dream about fighting for top spots in SBL. They have rather bad season and 4-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Reed she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Reed has individually a great season in Australia. After only 8 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.9ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 11.9rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tegan Cunninghan) of Waverley F. - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Sydnee Fipps (178-F) of Lakeside L. - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nicole Romeo (168-G-89) of Sandringham S. - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Alex Wilson (174-G-94) of Eastern M. - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Olivia Thompson (185-F-93) of Forestville E. - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Bulleen B. - 29 points and 14 rebounds
10. Nicolette Gilday) of Mandurah M. - 33 points, 3 rebounds and 7 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)



Brooke LeMar is a newcomer at Heidelberg - by Eurobasket News

DBBL newcomer MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: North Dakota State). She plays this summer at SC Rip in Australian QBL. In 6 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 5.7apg and 2.7spg. The last season LeMar played at Wetterbygden (BasketEttan) in Swedish league. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
LeMar was voted All-Summit League 1st Team in 2015 at her college time.
LeMar has played previously professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen) and Germany (ChemCats Chemnitz).
She attended North Dakota State until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Bulleen B. - Warrandyte V. 98-51

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Boomers (8-4) crushed 11th ranked Venom (2-12) in Bulleen 98-51 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Boomers. Venom was better in fourth quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Venom to just 3 points in second quarter. Boomers forced 20 Venom turnovers and outrebounded them 45-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. American power forward Sarah Boothe (195-90, college: Stanford) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. Dutch guard Natalie Van-Den-Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) contributed with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Meg Dargan replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds and Margaret Kershaw added 13 points in the effort for Venom. 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. Despite that victory Boomers went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Venom keeps the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Boomers will face Sharks (#9) in the next round. Venom will play against Falcons in Mount Waverley and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bulleen B.: S.Boothe 29+14reb+1ast, N.Van Den Adel 25+9reb+6ast, K.Tessari 9+2reb+5ast, J.May 8+4reb+2ast, T.Blair 6+4reb, L.Scanlon 6+1reb
Warrandyte V.: M.Kershaw 13+1reb, M.Dargan 11+5reb+1ast, A.Meinking 7+6reb, H. Bawden 4+1reb, G.Werninghaus 4+4reb+1ast, E.Pattison 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541962


Eltham W. - Diamond VE 74-58

Very expected game when 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-12) lost to sixth ranked Wildcats (7-6) in Eltham 58-74 on Sunday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international swingman Alice Kunek (187-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Olivia Bontempelli (179-93) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Wildcats players scored in double figures. Forward Kate Oliver (193-91, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Mikayla Pirini (169-96) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Wildcats maintains sixth position in League with 7-6 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Wildcats will face higher ranked Boomers (#5) in Bulleen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Diamond Valley Eagles will play at home against Falcons (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: A.Kunek 22+12reb+2ast, O.Bontempelli 12+7reb+2ast, K.Hibbert 11+6reb+3ast, S.Ruedin 10+6reb, A.Bates 9+2reb+3ast, A.McBean 5+3reb
Diamond VE: K.Oliver 17+10reb+2ast, M.Pirini 15+4reb+5ast, K.Burton 10+5reb, S.Gillam 7+3reb, S.Wawrzyniak 4+2reb+2ast, C.Wragg 3+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541964


Waverley F. - S.Peninsula S. 74-53

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Falcons (9-5) rolled over 7th ranked Sharks (5-8) in Mount Waverley 74-53 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Falcons. Sharks was better in third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sharks to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Sharks 45-22 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Falcons looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Sharks' players. Tegan Cunninghan orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Renae Mokrzycki (183-94, college: Idaho) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Falcons' coach felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Brittany Carter (183-93, college: Illinois) replied with 19 points and 5 assists and Innika Hodgson added 10 points in the effort for Sharks. Falcons moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Sharks dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Falcons will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#10) in Greensborough in the next round where they are favorite. Sharks will play on the road against Boomers in Bulleen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: T.Cunninghan 28+11reb+5ast, S.Donald 14+4reb+2ast, R.Mokrzycki 11+9reb+1ast, J.Vanderzaag 8+6reb+4ast, A.Cann 5+3reb+1ast, S.Rourke 4+1reb+2ast
S.Peninsula S.: B.Carter 19+4reb+5ast, I.Hodgson 10+3reb+1ast, R.Mawdsley 8+2reb, A.Noblett 7+2reb+2ast, J.Pearce 4+5reb+1ast, A.Marcucci 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541965


McKinnon C. - Waverley F. 60-79

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Cougars (5-8) were outscored by fifth ranked Falcons (9-5) in McKinnon 79-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Falcons. Cougars was better in second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Falcons dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cougars' 30. Falcons forced 21 Cougars turnovers. Forward Jackie Vanderzaag (184-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tegan Cunninghan contributed with 20 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Falcons' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American Morgan Pullins (183, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Claire Ioannidis (170, college: N.Florida) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Cougars. Falcons moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Cougars keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Falcons will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#10) in Greensborough in the next round where they are favorite. Cougars will play on the road against Hume City Broncos in Tullamarine and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: T.Cunninghan 20+4reb, J.Vanderzaag 16+10reb+2ast, R.Mokrzycki 14+2reb+3ast, G.Beasley 9+3reb+3ast, S.Donald 6+2reb+3ast, S.Rourke 5+1reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: M.Pullins 18+10reb+2ast, M.Ioannidis 17, C.Ioannidis 11+3reb+4ast, M.Muir 7+2reb, K.Bluzer 3+4reb+2ast, E.Nikolitsis 2+7reb+2ast
gschID: 541963


Ringwood H. - Sunbury 71-61

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Sunbury (11-2) in Heathmont on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Hawks (9-5) 71-61. The game was mostly controlled by Hawks. Sunbury managed to win fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hawks forced 24 Sunbury turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hawks made 7 blocks. Guard Danni Bone (175-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Shelley Mottin contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Orla Reilly replied with 25 points and 7 rebounds and New Zealand Josephine Stockill (190, college: Colgate) added 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks in the effort for Sunbury. Hawks maintains third position in League with 9-5 record having just six point less than leader Logan T. Newly promoted Sunbury still keeps top place with two games lost. Hawks are looking forward to face league's second-placed Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sunbury will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: D.Bone 21+3reb+4ast, S.Mottin 16+5reb+1ast, S.Coffey 13+3reb+2ast, I.Lie 9+2ast, E.Beddome 6+7reb+1ast, V.Jarosz 4+11reb+3ast
Sunbury: O.Reilly 25+7reb+1ast, J.Stockill 16+10reb+2ast, M.Stevens 8+4reb+6ast, A.Darby 6+2reb+1ast, R.Van Kuyk 4, C.Burns 2+8reb+5ast
gschID: 541961


Knox R. - Hume City B. 72-63

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Knox Raiders (11-4) defeated 7th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-8) in Wantirna South 72-63 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Knox Raiders forced 21 Hume City Broncos turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knox Raiders made 9 blocks. American power forward Deja Middleton (193-90, college: Fayetteville St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds. Rebecca Ott contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Middleton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American center Erika Livermore (185-93, college: Fair Dickinson) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks and her fellow American import forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Hume City Broncos. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. Hume City Broncos' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Knox Raiders maintains second position in League with 11-4 record having just nine point less than leader Logan T. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Knox Raiders will face Hawks (#3) in Heathmont in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hume City Broncos will play at home against Cougars (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: L.Dawson 18+4reb+1ast, R.Ott 16+5reb+2ast, D.Middleton 14+17reb, T.Lee 8+2reb+2ast, T.Cunnigan 8+3reb+2ast, M.Ivanov 6+3reb+3ast
Hume City B.: C.Planeta 14+10reb+1ast, E.Livermore 13+12reb, V.Saad 11+4reb+1ast, M.Laloifi 10+5reb+2ast, O.Olorunnife 9+5reb, N.Zammit 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541960


Premier League
Norwood F. - N.Adelaide R. 80-66

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Rockets (8-3) against fourth ranked Flames (8-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Rockets were defeated by Flames in Marden 80-66. The best player for the winners was forward Jessica Good (186-94) who had a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 12 assists. American forward Marisa Stabile (182-92, college: Massachusetts) chipped in 20 points. The former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) produced 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Opal Mader (-97) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Rockets players scored in double figures. Rockets' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flames maintains fourth position in League with 8-3 record. Flames' next round opponent will be Panthers (#9) in Adelaide where they are favorite. Rockets will play on the road against the league's leader Mavericks (#1) in Mt. Barker and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: M.Stabile 20+4reb, S.Mckay 17+4reb+2ast, J.Good 14+18reb+12ast, J.Ward 9+2reb+2ast, C.Brook 8+5reb+1ast, M.Pritchard 5+5reb
N.Adelaide R.: T.Corrigan 17+8reb, J.Hill 16+6reb+4ast, O.Mader 16+7reb+3ast, N.Victrum 14+8reb+2ast, C.Hansen 2+2reb+1ast, K.Williams 1+3reb
gschID: 542056


S.Adelaide P. - Southern T. 32-105

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Panthers (2-9) were outleveled by third ranked Tigers (8-3) in Adelaide 105-32 on Saturday. Tigers held Panthers to an opponent 18.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.4 percent accuracy of the winners and made 32-of-38 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game, while Panthers only scored nine points from the stripe. Tigers forced 29 Panthers turnovers and outrebounded them 52-29 including a 38-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Panthers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tigers made 8 blocks. Panthers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Demi Skinner (-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Raynisha Washington (175-92, college: Northeastern JC) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Tigers players scored in double figures. Teonna Campbell replied with 9 points and 7 rebounds and Haley Bunce (-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Panthers. 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. Tigers moved-up to second place in League. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Tigers will face Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round where they are favorite. Panthers will play at home against Flames and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: D.Skinner 23+5reb+1ast, R.Washington 16+7reb+3ast, M.McKendrick 12+5reb+4ast, J.Thacker 11+6reb+2ast, A.Green 10+6reb+6ast, D.Fawcett 6+4reb+1ast
S.Adelaide P.: T.Campbell 9+7reb+1ast, H.Bunce 8+5reb+1ast, D.Goodwin 5+6reb+1ast, M.Cunningham 3, A.Hogan 3, E.Petrie 2+1ast
gschID: 542052


Sturt S. - Forestville E. 67-89

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Eagles (6-5) crushed 5th ranked Sabres (6-5) in Pasadena 89-67 on Saturday. Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sabres' 26. Forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Samantha Defrancesco contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Caroline Burgess (176-82) replied with 7 points and 11 rebounds and Sarah Elsworthy added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sabres. 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. Eagles moved-up to fifth place in League. Eagles will face Lions (#10) in Gawler in the next round where they are favorite. Sabres will play at home against Bearcats (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: O.Thompson 29+12reb+4ast, S.Defrancesco 18+5reb+3ast, M.Prosser 12+2reb+1ast, K.Stamatelopoulos 8+6reb+2ast, D.Rees 8+6reb+5ast, R.Luders 4+5reb+1ast
Sturt S.: K.Mathews 11+6ast, S.Elsworthy 11+5reb+2ast, H.Stewart 11+3reb+1ast, T.Brine 8+1reb, C.Burgess 7+11reb+2ast, K.Gladstone 7+2reb
gschID: 542054


Woodville W. - W.Adelaide B. 65-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Warriors' (2-9) home loss to seventh ranked Bearcats (4-7) in Flinders Park 65-73 on Saturday. Bearcats forced 20 Warriors turnovers. Ashlea Vordermaier (-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Ieva Nagy (177-91, college: Troy) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bearcats' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and her fellow American import guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Warriors. Four Warriors players scored in double figures. Bearcats maintains seventh position in League with 4-7 record. Loser Warriors keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Bearcats will face higher ranked Sabres (#6) in Pasadena in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Warriors will play at home against the league's second-placed Tigers and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: I.Nagy 16+6reb+1ast, S.Langenbrinck 14+4reb, A.Vordermaier 10+8reb+6ast, J.Fejo 9+2reb+2ast, M.Lappin 8+2reb+1ast, M.Whitmore 5+3reb+1ast
Woodville W.: J.Monroe 20+10reb+5ast, A.Claussen 11+7reb+3ast, D.Troia 10+5reb+1ast, A.Herriman 10+2reb+2ast, J.Von Einem 6+3reb+1ast, K.Perkas 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 542055


Eastern M. - C.Districts L. 92-49

Very predictable result when first ranked Mavericks (10-1) rolled over 10th ranked Lions (1-10) in Mt. Barker 92-49 on Saturday. Mavericks dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 24. Mavericks forced 29 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 47-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Alex Wilson (174-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Hayley Wadforth contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Alisha Carlin replied with 17 points and Hannah Hank added 6 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Lions. 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. Mavericks maintains first position in League with 10-1 record. Loser Lions keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Mavericks will face Rockets (#3) in Adelaide in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lions will play at home against Eagles (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: A.Wilson 25+10reb+4ast, K.Kartinyeri 16+5reb+1ast, H.Wadforth 13+7reb+3ast, S.Paech 10+6reb, B.Basham 9+2reb+5ast, S.Quintrell 9+9reb+2ast
C.Districts L.: A.Carlin 17+4reb+1ast, N.Sexton 10+1reb, H.Hank 6+8reb+3ast, R.Stringer 5+7reb+3ast, J.Puvogel 3+1reb+3ast, D.Greaves 3+3reb
gschID: 542053


QBL
Logan T. - Mackay M. 88-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Meteorettes' (8-2) road loss to first ranked Logan Thunder (8-1) in Loganholme 69-88 on Saturday. It was a key game for the top position in League. Logan Thunder dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Meteorettes' 46. Forward Cassie Smith (180-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Logan Thunder players scored in double figures. Forward Tami Willey (183-79) replied with 26 points and 5 rebounds and New Zealand guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in the effort for Meteorettes. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Logan Thunder maintains first position in League with 8-1 record. Loser Meteorettes dropped to the third place with two games lost. Logan Thunder will face Pirates (#8) in Runcorn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Meteorettes will play at home against Power (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: C.Smith 21+4reb+7ast, K.Gaze 14+6reb+2ast, M.Donnelly 13+2reb+4ast, J.Luna-Castro 13+6reb, M.Goodchild 10+1ast, A.Honnery 5+1reb+1ast
Mackay M.: T.Willey 26+5reb, M.Cocks 11+5reb+6ast, J.Zelenka 10+6reb+4ast, C.Paalvast 9+6reb+3ast, J.Haughton 5+1reb+4ast, S.Storeshaw 4+1reb
gschID: 542145


Suncoast PC - SC Rip 60-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when twelfth ranked SC Rip (2-4) defeated 11th ranked Clippers (2-5) in Cotton Tree 69-60 on Saturday. SC Rip made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Clippers turnovers. Clippers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: N.Dakota St.) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Chelsea Small (185, college: Indiana St.) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Clippers. Clippers' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SC Rip moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Clippers dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. SC Rip will face higher ranked Force (#10) in Booval in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Clippers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brisbane Spartans and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
SC Rip: L.Scott 30+11reb, B.LeMar 21+7reb+3ast, H.Beede 8+1reb+1ast, S.Davis 7+5reb, C.O'Bryan 3+2reb, J.Carden-David 0+4reb
Suncoast PC: C.Small 13+6reb+4ast, E.Carlson 12+11reb+1ast, J.Adams 10+6reb+2ast, N.Saunders 7+2reb+3ast, A.Wallis 6+9reb+1ast, C.Clancy 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 542147


Brisbane C. - Logan T. 52-73

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Capitals (3-4) were outleveled by first ranked Logan Thunder (8-1) in Brisbane 73-52 on Sunday. Logan Thunder forced 27 Capitals turnovers. Guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-93, college: Charleston) contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American center Ariel Butts (190-93, college: Rutgers) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and her fellow American import guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Capitals. 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. Logan Thunder maintains first position in League with 8-1 record. Loser Capitals keep the seventh place with four games lost. Logan Thunder will face Pirates (#8) in Runcorn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Capitals will play on the road against Mountaineers in Toowoomba and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 25+6reb+5ast, J.Luna-Castro 17+9reb+3ast, C.Smith 9+3reb+1ast, M.Donnelly 6+4reb+5ast, J.Fuiava 6+4reb, S.Ambrose 6+10reb+1ast
Brisbane C.: A.Butts 13+17reb+2ast, D.Lloyd 13+9reb+3ast, M.Woodford 8+5reb+1ast, H.Freeburn 7+3reb+1ast, E.Read 5+2reb+1ast, G.Champion 3+1ast
gschID: 542150


Townsville F. - Rockhampton C. 92-66

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Flames (6-3) crushed 9th ranked Cyclones (3-6) in Townsville 92-66 on Saturday. Flames forced 25 Cyclones turnovers. The former international guard Rachael McCully (170-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Darcy Garbin (185-94) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Flames' coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international center Abby Bishop (189-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Cyclones. Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Cyclones keep the ninth position with six games lost. Flames will face Rollers (#14) in Gold Coast in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Townsville F.: R.McCully 23+7reb+8ast, D.Garbin 22+7reb+2ast, H.Andrews 16+4reb+2ast, A.Walsh 8+1reb+2ast, L.Brennan 6+6reb, M.Murray 4+1reb
Rockhampton C.: S.Dowdell 21+6reb+4ast, A.Bishop 20+13reb+3ast, C.Boag 8+10reb, K.Clifford 5+1reb+5ast, C.Morrow 4+2reb+1ast, B.Bailey 4
gschID: 542149


Ipswich F. - Brisbane S. 71-86

Very expected game when 10th ranked Force (3-6) lost to top-ranked Brisbane Spartans (9-0) in Booval 71-86 on Friday. Brisbane Spartans made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Brisbane Spartans especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Guard Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-92, college: Hawaii) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!) (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). New Zealand forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and her fellow American import forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Force. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Brisbane Spartans went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Force keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Force will play against SC Rip and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 36+2ast, K.Purcell 18+10reb+4ast, O.Isaac 8+3reb+1ast, R.Haynes 8+7reb, M.Allen 6+2reb+4ast, K.Currie 4+2reb+4ast
Ipswich F.: M.Walker 23+12reb+4ast, S.Landry 11+6reb+1ast, G.Williams 10+3reb+2ast, R.Mate 9+2reb+1ast, B.Farley 6+6reb+3ast, M.George 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542143


Gold Coast R. - Mackay M. 39-74

Very predictable result when second ranked Meteorettes (8-2) rolled over bottom-ranked Rollers (0-9) in Gold Coast 74-39 on Friday. Meteorettes held Rollers to an opponent 22.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.5 percent accuracy of the winners. Meteorettes forced 20 Rollers turnovers and outrebounded them 52-31 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Jacqui Zelenka (169-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Tami Willey (183-79) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Sophie Johnston replied with 10 points and 7 rebounds and Shanelle Tolley added 5 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Rollers. 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. Despite that victory Meteorettes went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with nine games lost. Meteorettes will face Power (#6) in Gladstone in the next round. Rollers will play on the road against Dolphins (#5) in Cairns and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: J.Zelenka 17+12reb+3ast, T.Willey 16+6reb+3ast, C.Paalvast 13+5reb+2ast, K.McDermott 8+1reb, M.Cocks 7+9reb+3ast, M.Disteldorf 6+7reb
Gold Coast R.: S.Johnston 10+7reb+1ast, A. Condon 6+1reb+1ast, J.Renata 5+2reb, S.Tolley 5+9reb+1ast, G.Rankin 5+2reb+1ast, L.Marks 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542142


Brisbane S. - Toowoomba M. 100-40

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-8) were outscored on the road by top-ranked Brisbane Spartans (9-0) 100-40 on Saturday. Brisbane Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Mountaineers' 30. Brisbane Spartans forced 26 Mountaineers turnovers and outrebounded them 48-31 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Brisbane Spartans looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Mountaineers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brisbane Spartans made 7 blocks. Center Maddie Allen (190) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Guard Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-92, college: Hawaii) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Five Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Brisbane Spartans' coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Francis Donders replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Ezria Parsons (183-83, college: S.Florida) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mountaineers. Despite that victory Brisbane Spartans went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with eight games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mountaineers will play at home against Capitals and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 20+3reb+2ast, M.Allen 19+12reb+5ast, A.Parham 16+4reb+2ast, N.Taylor 14+6reb+3ast, K.Purcell 10+8reb+5ast, O.Isaac 7+1reb+2ast
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 18+6reb+1ast, E.Parsons 7+7reb+1ast, T.Russell 7+3reb+2ast, V.Horne 2+4reb+1ast, T.Charlton 2+7reb, K.Wilson 2+3reb
gschID: 542146


Gladstone PCP - SW Metro P. 86-67

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Power (5-2) outplayed 8th ranked Pirates (3-5) in Gladstone 86-67 on Saturday. Power forced 23 Pirates turnovers. American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 6 assists. New Zealand forward Charmian Mellars (182-79) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Power players scored in double figures. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and Madelyn Willey added 16 points and 6 assists in the effort for Pirates. Pirates' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Power went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Pirates keep the eighth place with five games lost. Power will face higher ranked Meteorettes (#3) in Mackay in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pirates will play on the road against the league's leader Logan Thunder (#1) in Loganholme and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 34+13reb+6ast, K.Kiriau 18+5reb, C.Mellars 17+8reb+1ast, C.Rochel 10+11reb+1ast, A.Carline 4+1reb+2ast, M.Subritzky 0+2reb+2ast
SW Metro P.: S.Cheslek 23+14reb, S.Bairstow 16+6reb+3ast, M.Willey 16+4reb+6ast, S.Rees 6+5reb+1ast, A.Beatson 2+4reb, C.Kiemann 2
gschID: 542148


Cairns D. - Rockhampton C. 75-72

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Cyclones (3-6) were edged by fourth ranked Dolphins (6-3) in Cairns 75-72 on Friday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Dolphins made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Myra Donkin (173-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Teyla Evans (182-94) contributed with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international center Abby Bishop (189-88) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) added 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Cyclones. Four Cyclones players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Dolphins went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Cyclones keep the ninth place with six games lost. Dolphins will face Rollers (#14) in Gold Coast in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Cairns D.: M.Donkin 14+5reb+7ast, A.Gloyd 13+5reb+2ast, E.Hutchinson 12+2reb, L.Williams 12+3reb, R.Pryor 9+2reb+4ast, T.Evans 6+8reb+8ast
Rockhampton C.: A.Bishop 25+9reb+2ast, S.Dowdell 17+10reb+4ast, C.Boag 15+9reb+3ast, K.Clifford 10+3reb+7ast, C.Morrow 3+2reb+2ast, B.Bailey 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542144


SBL
Mandurah M. - Willetton T. 98-54

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Magic (16-0) crushed 6th ranked Tigers (8-7) in Mandurah 98-54 on Sunday. Magic made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Tigers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Nicolette Gilday orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 7 assists. Forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Magic's coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and German power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Tigers. Magic maintains first position in League with 16-0 record. Loser Tigers keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Magic will face Redbacks (#7) in Northbridge in the next round where they are favorite. Tigers will play at home against Flames and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: N.Gilday 33+3reb+7ast, C.Mihovilovich 21+2reb+1ast, C.Boag 14+14reb+3ast, K.Bailey 8+4reb+1ast, B.Klasztorny 8+5reb+1ast, R.Pettit 8
Willetton T.: S.Barr 16+7reb, J.Hootmann 12+5reb+5ast, E.Lobb 10+4reb, R.Thomson 4+2reb+1ast, C.Drennan 4+4reb, E.Gandini 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 542303


Perry Lakes H. - Joondalup W. 63-72

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Hawks (14-1) against sixth ranked Wanneroo (9-9) on Friday night. Host Hawks were defeated by Wanneroo in a tough game in Floreat 63-72. Hawks trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 20-14 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 63-72 at the end of the game. Guard Shani Amos (170-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 assists. Forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. Power forward Sarah Donovan (188-93) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and guard Lauren Jeffers (170-88) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Hawks. Wanneroo moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the second position with one game lost. Wanneroo will have a break next round. Hawks will play at home against Cougars and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: S.Amos 22+2reb+7ast, K.Hayward 16+3reb, K.Wischer 12+9reb+4ast, N.Martin 10+3reb+1ast, C.Belcher 5+3reb+1ast, E.Ironmonger 3+4reb
Perry Lakes H.: L.Jeffers 15+4reb+5ast, S.Donovan 11+10reb+3ast, K.Anthony 10+1reb, N.Burton 9+5reb, A.Farnworth 8+8reb+6ast, J.Kautsky 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 542297


Stirling S. - Perth R. 83-75

Very expected game when 7th ranked Redbacks (6-8) lost to third ranked Senators (12-5) in Leederville 75-83 on Saturday. Senators forced 22 Redbacks turnovers. American forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Jasmine Martin (170-93, college: Quinnipiac) contributed with 21 points and 6 steals for the winners. Four Senators players scored in double figures. Guard Gabriella Clayton (173-90) replied with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Rebecca Benson added 17 points in the effort for Redbacks. Senators maintains third position in League with 12-5 record having just twelve point less than leader Logan T. Loser Redbacks keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Senators will face Flames (#11) in Rockingham in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Redbacks will play on the road against the league's leader Magic (#1) in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: K.Lee 25+7reb+1ast, J.Martin 21+3reb+3ast, H.Throns 10+6reb+5ast, A.Land 10+9reb+5ast, R.Throns 7+3reb+1ast, T.Roberts 6+3reb+2ast
Perth R.: G.Clayton 20+5reb+5ast, R.Benson 17+4reb+3ast, L.Wallbutton 10+8reb+1ast, E.Harmon 8+6reb+4ast, J.Jakens 8+8reb, B.Donovan 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 542302


Mandurah M. - Lakeside L. 94-83

Rather predictable result when top-ranked Magic (16-0) won against 3rd ranked Lightning (11-5) in Mandurah 94-83 on Saturday. Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Lightning's 28. Magic forced 22 Lightning turnovers. Forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. Nicolette Gilday contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) replied with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and her fellow American import forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) added 15 points in the effort for Lightning. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Magic maintains first position in League with 16-0 record. Loser Lightning dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Magic will face Redbacks (#7) in Northbridge in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: C.Boag 25+16reb+2ast, C.Mihovilovich 25+2reb+2ast, N.Gilday 21+7reb+3ast, J. Gatti 8+4reb+1ast, K.Bailey 6+5reb+1ast, R.Halleen 6+2reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: S.Fipps 27+6reb+4ast, S.Roscoe 16+3reb+1ast, A.Schwagmeyer 15+4reb+3ast, T.Ucich 6+4reb+1ast, A.Grant 5+14reb+1ast, A.Bell 5+1ast
gschID: 542301


Joondalup W. - East Perth E. 64-41

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Eagles (2-14) were outscored by sixth ranked Wanneroo (9-9) in Joondalup 64-41 on Saturday. Wanneroo shot 20 for 27 from the free-throw line, while Eagles only scored four points from the stripe. Wanneroo forced 25 Eagles turnovers. Forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Swingman Nikita-Lee Martin (184-88) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and forward Jodee Sontay (-85) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Eagles. 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. Wanneroo moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Wanneroo will have a break next round. Eagles will play on the road against Cougars (#8) in Hamilton Hill and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: N.Martin 13+6reb, K.Wischer 13+4reb+7ast, C.Belcher 13+2reb, K.Hayward 8+5reb+2ast, C.Giraudo 4+2reb, T.Geel 4
East Perth E.: K.Kilpatrick 11+10reb+1ast, J.Sontay 10+5reb+2ast, N.St Jorre 8+6reb+3ast, A.Duinker 6+3reb, E.Coffin 2+2reb+3ast, B.Fisher 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542300


Cockburn C. - Stirling S. 79-67

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Cougars (6-11) defeated higher ranked Senators (12-5) in Hamilton Hill 79-67 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. Taryn Priestly (-89) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Jasmine Martin (170-93, college: Quinnipiac) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and center Amber Land (188) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Senators. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars maintains eighth position in League with 6-11 record. Loser Senators keep the third place with five games lost. Cougars will face Eagles (#12) in Morley in the next round. Senators will play on the road against Flames (#11) in Rockingham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 28+13reb, T.Priestly 16+3reb+4ast, B.Moyes 16+3reb+4ast, L.Doucette 11+10reb+1ast, I.Miotti 4+4reb+2ast, K.Pitcher 2+2ast
Stirling S.: J.Martin 16+12reb+2ast, H.Throns 16+7reb+3ast, A.Land 13+10reb+3ast, T.Roberts 12+6reb, K.Lee 8+11reb+3ast, R.Throns 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542299


Lakeside L. - Rockingham CF 86-77

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Flames (4-13) lost to third ranked Lightning (11-5) in Bullcreek 77-86 on Friday. Flames trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-86 at the end of the game. Power forward Ashleigh Grant (187-97) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists and Dena English added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Flames. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Lightning went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Flames dropped to the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Lightning will have a break next round. Flames will play on the road against Tigers (#6) in Willeton and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: A.Grant 21+11reb+1ast, S.Fipps 18+8reb+4ast, A.Schwagmeyer 17+4reb+1ast, S.Roscoe 9+9reb+3ast, T.Ucich 6+3reb+3ast, J.Van Schie 5+7reb+3ast
Rockingham CF: C.Reed 32+18reb+5ast, D.English 14+4reb+6ast, A.Hetherington 10+9reb+1ast, A.Sidebottom 8+2reb+1ast, A.Wheki 6+2reb+5ast, J. Cooper 4
gschID: 542298


SEABL
Nunawading S. - Dandenong R. 75-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second ranked Rangers' (7-3) road victory over one of their biggest challengers Spectres (5-7) in East Burwood 85-75 on Saturday. Rangers outrebounded Spectres 40-27 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international center Lauren Scherf (195-96) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Aimie Clydesdale (177-93) contributed with 9 points and 10 assists for the winners. American guard Anita Brown (173, college: Akron) replied with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Marena Whittle (180-94, college: N.Dakota St.) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Spectres. Four Spectres players scored in double figures. Rangers maintains second position in League with 7-3 record behind leader Logan T. Loser Spectres keep the third place with seven games lost. Rangers will have a break next round. Spectres will play on the road against Sabres in Cheltenham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: L.Scherf 31+18reb+2ast, C.Papavs 14+6reb+1ast, R.Fadljevic 13+3reb+3ast, A.Clydesdale 9+3reb+10ast, A.Maley 8+6reb+1ast, R.Antoniadou 6+3reb+2ast
Nunawading S.: A.Brown 21+8reb+4ast, M.Whittle 20+6reb+1ast, M.Kritscher 12+3reb+1ast, J.Trotto 10+2reb+1ast, N.George 5+2reb+1ast, G.Stirton 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 542393


Albury LB - Melbourne T. 65-93

Another interesting game for Tigers (3-8) which played in Albury against one of their biggest challengers Lady Bandits (2-9). Fifth ranked Tigers crushed hosts 93-65. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Tigers forced 19 Lady Bandits turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. Naturalized British forward Louella Tomlinson (193-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 9 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Hanna Zavecz (186-85) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American center Adijat Adams (188-92, college: Biola, CA) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and guard Emma Mahady (180-92, college: California, PA) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Five Tigers and four Lady Bandits players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tigers moved-up to fourth place in League. Lady Bandits at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: H.Zavecz 17+5reb+1ast, L.Tomlinson 16+7reb+7ast, B.Babic 16+4reb+2ast, M.Conti 13+6reb+3ast, P.Kalka 10+4reb, B.Babic 6+2reb+1ast
Albury LB: T.Ross 15+3reb+2ast, A.Adams 14+6reb+1ast, S.Gorman 13+3reb, E.Mahady 11+7reb+3ast, B.Green 6+2reb, M.Farrah-Seaton 2+2reb
gschID: 542395


Sandringham S. - Ballarat R. 87-92

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Sabres (4-9) lost to seventh ranked Ballarat Rush (1-7) in Cheltenham 87-92 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 16 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Ballarat Rush outrebounded Sabres 41-29 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sabres were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jaterra Bonds (170-92, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import center Joy Burke (196-90, college: Arizona St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Italian guard Nicole Romeo (168-89, college: Washington) replied with 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Deanna Jolliffe (170-93) added 14 points in the effort for Sabres. Ballarat Rush maintains seventh position in League with 1-7 record. Loser Sabres dropped to the eighth place with nine games lost. Ballarat Rush will have a break next round. Sabres will play at home against Spectres (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat R.: J.Bonds 39+6reb+4ast, A.Spencer 23+6reb+3ast, J.Burke 11+18reb+3ast, K.Rinaldi 8+4reb+4ast, M.Mathews 5+2reb+1ast, T. Wynne 5+2reb
Sandringham S.: N.Romeo 33+6reb+9ast, D.Jolliffe 14+4reb+1ast, S.Perrett 9+3reb+2ast, M.Riley 9+2reb, K.Bugden 6+2ast, E.Batish 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 542396


Geelong S. - Sydney Uni S. 74-51

Rather predictable result when first ranked Geelong Supercats (10-3) rolled over at home 3rd ranked Sydney Uni S. (8-5) 74-51 on Saturday. Geelong Supercats held Sydney Uni S. to an opponent 24.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 35.4 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Sydney Uni S. 54-41 including 19 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Geelong Supercats made 8 blocks. International forward Sara Blicavs (188-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Naturalized British center Alexandra Bunton (198-93) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. Guard Tahlia Tupaea (174-97) replied with 13 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Shanae Greaves (183-93) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sydney Uni S.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. Geelong Supercats maintains first position in League with 10-3 record. Newly promoted Sydney Uni S. dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Geelong Supercats will face again Sydney Uni S. (#4) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: S.Blicavs 23+11reb+4ast, B.Alexandra 16+14reb+1ast, C.Horvat 13+10reb+1ast, E.Kett 10+5reb+3ast, E.Rolph 6+4reb+2ast, I.Brancatisano 4+3reb
Sydney Uni S.: T.Tupaea 13+6reb+3ast, S.Greaves 12+8reb+1ast, L.McSpadden 8+12reb+1ast, S.Walmsley 6+1reb+2ast, K.Hodge 6+4reb, M.O'Hehir 4+3reb
gschID: 542391


Kilsyth LC - Sandringham S. 68-52

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Sabres (4-9) lost to first ranked Lady Cobras (11-2) in Kilsyth 52-68 on Saturday. Lady Cobras dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Sabres' 24. They outrebounded Sabres 54-35 including a 37-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 20 rebounds. Guard Madeleine Garrick (178-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. New Zealand forward Jessica Bygate (186-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Ella Batish added 2 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sabres. Lady Cobras maintains first position in League with 11-2 record. Loser Sabres dropped to the eighth place with nine games lost. Lady Cobras will have a break next round. Sabres will play against Spectres (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth LC: M.Garrick 21+10reb+5ast, A.Beadle 15+20reb+1ast, S.Parsons 10+5reb+1ast, C.Perera 8+4reb+5ast, G.Ogier 6+7reb+2ast, J.O'Shea 4+2reb
Sandringham S.: J.Bygate 20+13reb, M.Riley 5+3reb, S.Perrett 5+1reb+1ast, D.Jolliffe 3+5reb, E.Batish 2+8reb, C.Chatfield 2+1ast
gschID: 542394


Canberra C. - Launceston T. 67-66

A very close game took place in Belconnen between Nationals and Tornadoes. Sixth ranked Nationals (3-9) got a very close home victory over second-ranked Tornadoes (8-4). Nationals managed to escape with a 1-point win 67-66 on Saturday evening. Nationals dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Tornadoes' 32. Nationals forced 19 Tornadoes turnovers. Forward Keely Froling (188-96, college: SMU) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and the former international center Marianna Tolo (196-89, agency: ProDep Management) supported her with 23 points. Even a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds by guard Lauren Nicholson (183-93, college: St.Mary's, CA) did not help to save the game for Tornadoes. Power forward Tayla Roberts (191-93) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Nationals moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Tornadoes dropped to the third position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Canberra C.: M.Tolo 23+4reb+2ast, K.Froling 15+12reb+4ast, S.Mcappion 12+1reb+3ast, C.Bourne 6+4reb+3ast, R.Schweizer 5+5reb+1ast, A.Fall 4+10reb+5ast
Launceston T.: L.Nicholson 24+10reb+1ast, T.Roberts 14+7reb+3ast, L.Mansfield 11+6reb+4ast, R.Abel 6+1reb+1ast, J.Brazendale 6+4reb+2ast, I.Cook 3
gschID: 542392


BA CoE - Launceston T. 55-62

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Tornadoes (8-4) defeated on the road 5th ranked BA CoE (6-3) 62-55 on Friday. Tornadoes had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Lauren Mansfield (170-89, college: Iowa St., agency: ProDep Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Tayla Roberts (191-93) contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Power forward Eziyoda Magbegor (176-99) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Maddison Rocci (167-98) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for BA CoE. Despite that victory Tornadoes went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser BA CoE keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Launceston T.: L.Mansfield 22+10reb+7ast, T.Roberts 18+9reb+3ast, O.Chugg 12+8reb, L.Nicholson 8+14reb+2ast, J.Brazendale 2+4reb, I.Cook 0
BA CoE: E.Magbegor 14+7reb+1ast, M.Rocci 10+5reb+3ast, J.Shelley 10+3reb+2ast, K.Rowe 7+3ast, I.Bourne 7+3reb, A.Cubillo 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 542390


Waratah
Sutherland S. - Hills H. 72-61

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Hills Hornets (1-9) lost to fifth ranked Sharks (6-4) in Sutherland 61-72 on Saturday. Jane Scrivens orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. Lisa Watkins contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Sharks players scored in double figures. Sharks' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Madison Hare replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and Sherrie Calleia added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hills Hornets. Sharks maintains fifth position in League with 6-4 record. Loser Hills Hornets keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Sharks will face higher ranked North Bears (#3) in Crows Nest in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hills Hornets will play on the road against Bruins (#4) in Condell Park and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: L.Watkins 17+6reb+4ast, J.Scrivens 14+16reb+1ast, C.Thomson-Boston 11+4reb+1ast, L. Mccaffrey 10+4reb, R.Herrick 7+7reb, M.Norris 5+2reb
Hills H.: M.Hare 22+14reb, S.Calleia 14+5reb+1ast, E.Claus 8+3reb+3ast, N.Massih 6+8reb, S. Funnell 4+2reb+3ast, A.Roditis 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 542470


Bankstown B. - Newcastle H. 83-50

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Bruins' (6-4) home victory over 6th ranked Hunters (4-7) in Condell Park 83-50 on Sunday. Bruins outrebounded Hunters 47-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Hunters' players. Guard Casey Samuels (182-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Adrianne Bywater contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bruins' coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international center Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-80) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and forward Cassidy McLean (178-99) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hunters. Bruins moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Hunters keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Bruins will face Hills Hornets (#8) in Baulkham Hills in the next round. Hunters will play against Hawks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: C.Samuels 19+7reb+6ast, R.Te-Hira 13+2reb+5ast, A.Bywater 11+10reb+3ast, A.Coulter 9+3reb, J.Barlow 8+1reb, M.Grealish 7+6reb+1ast
Newcastle H.: S.Batkovic-Brown 20+13reb+3ast, C.McLean 10+6reb, C.Lum 5+2reb+2ast, A.Ebzery 5+6reb+2ast, K.Moss 5+2reb, E.Keith 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542471


Bankstown B. - Illawarra H. 57-38

Very expected game when 9th ranked Hawks (1-10) were smashed by fifth ranked Bruins (6-4) in Condell Park 57-38 on Saturday. Bruins held Hawks to an opponent 19.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 35.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Bruins forced 19 Hawks turnovers and outrebounded them 50-34 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Casey Samuels (182-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 6 rebounds. Briana Maimone contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bruins' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Georgia Ohrdorf (183-95, college: Metro St.) replied with 9 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Lauren Sparks (168, college: Lubbock Christian) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Bruins moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Bruins will face Hills Hornets (#8) in Baulkham Hills in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Hunters and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: C.Samuels 15+6reb+3ast, B.Maimone 14+8reb+2ast, M.Grealish 9+12reb+1ast, R.Te-Hira 6+3reb+3ast, M.Bennett 5+5reb, J.Barnes 4+4reb+2ast
Illawarra H.: L.Sparks 11+5reb+2ast, G.Ohrdorf 9+11reb, P.Phillips 8+4reb+2ast, T.Porter 4+5reb+2ast, E.Morris 4+5reb+2ast, P.Johnson 2+2reb
gschID: 542469


Hornsby S. - Norths Bears 68-48

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Spireds' (11-0) home victory over second-ranked North Bears (7-2) in Hornsby 68-48 on Sunday. Spireds held North Bears to an opponent 22.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 39.7 percent accuracy of the winners. The former international point guard Alicia Poto (166-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American power forward Rachel Maenpaa (185-84, college: Indiana St.) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Jaimee Kennedy (178-88) replied with 7 points and 13 rebounds and guard Kate Seebohm (170-91, college: California, PA) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for North Bears. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spireds maintains first position in League with 11-0 record. Loser North Bears dropped to the third place with two games lost. Spireds will face Comets (#7) in Alexandria in the next round where they are favorite. North Bears will play on the road against Sharks (#5) in Sutherland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: A.Poto 26+9reb+5ast, R.Maenpaa 16+5reb+1ast, K.Moore 8+7reb+1ast, D.Rowe 7+5reb+5ast, R.Black 6+8reb, S.Crisafulli 2+1reb
Norths Bears: K.Hovatter 14+3reb, K.Seebohm 11+8reb, B.Delaney 8+3reb+1ast, J.Kennedy 7+13reb+2ast, A.Burke 3+2ast, T.Jones 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 542473


Manly Warr. SE - Sydney C. 81-40

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Comets (3-7) were outscored by third ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (8-4) in Narrabeen 81-40 on Sunday. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles held Comets to an opponent 23.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 48.4 percent accuracy of the winners. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles forced 20 Comets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Erin Todd (175-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 6 steals. The former international Belinda Snell (180-81) contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Maja Jurlina replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Stephanie Perch added 12 points in the effort for Comets. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles moved-up to second place in League. Loser Comets keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will have a break next round. Comets will play at home against the league's leader Spireds (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr. SE: E.Todd 22+8reb+10ast, B.Snell 21+7reb+6ast, R.Duke 13+6reb+1ast, J.Cullen 10+3reb+1ast, C.Trevenna 9+5reb, K.Forbes 2+3reb+3ast
Sydney C.: S.Perch 12+3reb+1ast, M.Jurlina 11+8reb+2ast, J.Cohen 7, M.Cantellano 4+2reb+2ast, L.Breen 2+3reb, S.Hewitt 2+7reb+2ast
gschID: 542472





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Spirou Monceau signs Carolina Pappalardo, ex La Spezia - by Eurobasket News

R.Spirou Monceau Charleroi (Top Division Women) signed 21-year old Italian forward Carolina Pappalardo (184-96). She played most recently at Carispezia La Spezia in Italian Serie A1. But in 5 games she did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 1 steal.
The previous (15-16) season Pappalardo played at Dike Napoli in Serie A1 where in 15 games she recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.1rpg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged only 1.0ppg.
Pappalardo was named to Italian U18 National Team in 2014.
She has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Latina and Anagni.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wasserburg adds Zaplatova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) added to their roster 26-year old Czech international swingman Petra Zaplatova (175-91) from BG 89 Avides. In 20 DBBL games in Germany she recorded 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Zaplatova played at VS Praha in Czech Republic ZBL where in 22 games she averaged 13.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. She also played 4 games in CEWL where she had 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zaplatova's team made it to the Central Europe Women League Semifinals in 2013. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Zaplatova has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Zaplatova also represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Zaplatova has played previously for another Czech Republic team LOKO Trutnov.

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Petra Zaplatova
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forward:
Laura Hebecker

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Santa Tecla BC celebrate 6th straight win - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla BC celebrated 6th straight win to stay on top of the Liga Mayor 2017. In the latest game they overcame San Salvador 80-41. Arlenis Romero (176-PG-84) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Amalia Velasquez (94) poured in 19. Jewel Angelo (180-G-95) replied with 17 points in the losing effort and Liliana Alvarado (170-PG-97) had 10.
Giant are second with a 4-2 record, while San Salvador dropped at 2-2.



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Stats Leaders Div.A (Women)

Points Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  UKR
  (186-G/F-92)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Iagupova, UKR21.3 
 2. Zandalasini, ITA20.2 
 3. Meesseman, BEL18.0 
 4. Torrens, ESP17.8 
 5. Petrovic, SRB17.0 
 6. Robinson, MNT16.7 
 7. Maltsi, GRE16.7 
 8. Hollingswort., TUR16.4 
 9. Vaughn, CZE16.0 
 10. Udodenko, UKR15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelica ROBINSON
  USA
  (197-F-87)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Robinson, MNT13.7 
 2. Vadeeva, RUS12.3 
 3. Steinberga, LAT11.7 
 4. Zandalasini, ITA10.2 
 5. Hollingswort., TUR10.0 
 6. Udodenko, UKR9.3 
 7. Ruzickova, SVK9.2 
 8. Lyttle, ESP8.6 
 9. Meesseman, BEL7.8 
 10. Torrens, ESP7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  MNT
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Skerovic, MNT6.3 
 2. Iagupova, UKR5.5 
 3. Prince, RUS5.0 
 4. Vardarli, TUR4.8 
 5. Balintova, SVK4.7 
 6. Vyoralova, CZE4.7 
 7. Dumerc, FRA4.6 
 8. Maltsi, GRE4.5 
 9. Mujovic, MNT4.3 
 10. Bentley, BLR4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Olivia EPOUPA
  FRA
  (165-PG-94)
  Avg: 3
 1. Epoupa, FRA3.0 
 2. Vyoralova, CZE2.7 
 3. Carpreaux, BEL2.6 
 4. Udodenko, UKR2.5 
 5. Lyttle, ESP2.4 
 6. Prince, RUS2.3 
 7. Dabovic, SRB2.3 
 8. Steinberga, LAT2.3 
 9. Alben, TUR2.2 
 10. Mestdagh, BEL2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  BEL
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Meesseman, BEL2.0 
 2. Wauters, BEL1.8 
 3. Hatar, HUN1.3 
 4. Hanusova, CZE1.3 
 5. Vieru, RUS1.3 
 6. Maiga, RUS1.0 
 7. Ciak, FRA1.0 
 8. Vadeeva, RUS1.0 
 9. Krivacevic, HUN1.0 
 10. Malashenko, UKR0.8 


Spain and France enter Final in Prague - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Greece - France 55-77
France joined Spain in the championship game. They rallied past Greece in the second semifinal today. Nwal-Endene Miyem (188-PF-88) posted 13 points to pace les Bleues. France grabbed a 23:17 lead after the opening quarter. Greece however stuck around in the second term. The Hellenes trailed by just five points at halftime 30:35. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. France ensured a 52:47 lead with ten minutes remaining. But France used a strong 25:8 surge in the fourth period to ice the victory. Diandra Tchatchouang (186-F-91, college: Maryland) provided 12 points, while Olivia Epoupa (165-PG-94) added 11 points in the win. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 15 points for Greece.

Spain - Belgium 68-52
Spain became the first finalists in Prague. They rolled past Belgium in the opening semifinal clash of the day. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Spain dominated in the first half. They jumped to a 20:11 advantage after the opening frame. Spain extended the margin at 15-point mark at the interval 36:21. Spain stretched the lead at 19-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) had 9 points in the victory. Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) responded with 11 points for Belgium.
5-8 Place
Turkey - Slovakia 72-56
Turkey topped Slovakia and claimed the next World Cup birth. Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) provided 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge. Turkey posted a 16:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Slovakia narrowed the gap in the second term and they got within 4 points at halftime. But Turkey went on a strong 25:11 rally in the third period to clear off for good. They cruised to the victory in the final stanza. Isil Alben (170-G-86, agency: ProDep Management) and Tugce Canitez (187-F-90, college: Westmont, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 15 points each in the win. Barbora Balintova (175-PG-94) responded with 12 points for Slovakia.

Latvia - Italy 68-67
Latvia rallied past Italy to secure the World Cup tickets. Kristine Vitola (193-C-91, college: UTEP) and Aija Putnina (191-F/C-88, college: Colorado, agency: ProDep Management) scored 15 points each to pace the Baltic team in the classification round clash. Italy grabbed a 42:37 halftime lead. But Latvia managed to erase the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the final period tied at 53. It all came down to the final seconds when Anete Steinberga (190-C-90, college: UTEP, agency: LBM Management) hit two free throws with 9 seconds left in regulation to seal the win for Latvia. She had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96, agency: SPORTlab Agency) responded with 25 points and 14 boards for Italy.



Serbia and Latvia to host 2019 EuroBasket - by Eurobasket News

2019 EuroBasket will be held in Serbia and Latvia. Both teams will host two preliminary round groups each. The Final Stage will be played in Belgrade. The preliminary round groups will be played in Nis, Zrenjanin, Riga and Liepaja. Russia and Israel also bid for the EuroBasket hosting rights.


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Brooke LeMar is a newcomer at Heidelberg - by Eurobasket News

DBBL newcomer MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: North Dakota State). She plays this summer at SC Rip in Australian QBL. In 6 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 5.7apg and 2.7spg. The last season LeMar played at Wetterbygden (BasketEttan) in Swedish league. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
LeMar was voted All-Summit League 1st Team in 2015 at her college time.
LeMar has played previously professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen) and Germany (ChemCats Chemnitz).
She attended North Dakota State until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Wasserburg adds Zaplatova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) added to their roster 26-year old Czech international swingman Petra Zaplatova (175-91) from BG 89 Avides. In 20 DBBL games in Germany she recorded 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Zaplatova played at VS Praha in Czech Republic ZBL where in 22 games she averaged 13.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. She also played 4 games in CEWL where she had 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zaplatova's team made it to the Central Europe Women League Semifinals in 2013. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Zaplatova has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Zaplatova also represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Zaplatova has played previously for another Czech Republic team LOKO Trutnov.

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Petra Zaplatova
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forward:
Laura Hebecker

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Haiden Palmer joins Wasserburg - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American point guard Haiden Palmer (173-91, college: Gonzaga) from Herner. In 22 DBBL games in Germany she had 13.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg (top 4) and 2.9spg (in top 2) last season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Palmer played at Snaefell in Icelandic Dominos League where in 32 games she was the best scorer with remarkable 25.7ppg and averaged 11.0rpg (#5 in the league), 5.2apg (top 2) and 3.8spg (leader !!!). She helped them to win the Icelandic League title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). It was another spectacular season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Defensive Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Three years ago Palmer was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in third round (29th overall).
The former Gonzaga University standoutis in her fourth season in pro basketball.
Palmer has played previously professionally in Israel (Elitzur Netanya) and Puerto Rico (Indias).

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Grindavik keeps Rodriguez for another season - by Igor Obradovic

U.M.F. Grindavik (Dominos League) re-signed 26-year old American (has also Mexican passport) guard Angela Rodriguez (173-91, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She was a team leader there last season. In four Dominos League games she averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Rodriguez also spent pre-season at CS Municipal Satu Mare in Romanian league that year. She will be also Head Coach of the team.
She received All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2014 at her college time.
Rodriguez represented Mexico at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) three years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-4 (3.8apg), FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Rodriguez has played previously professionally in Germany (Rotenburg/Scheessel) and Poland (Widzew).
She attended University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

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Vespignani re-signs at Alpo Basket VillaFranca - by Eurobasket News

Alpo Basket VillaFranca (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 21-year old point guard Sofia Vespignani (170-96). She played there last season. In 24 Serie A2 games she had 7.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg and 2.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season Vespignani played at Meccanica Nova Vigarano. But in 28 games she recorded just 1.7ppg.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Vespignani's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 7 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.1apg.
Vespignani has played previously for three other teams: Bologna, Terme di Cervia and San Pietro.

Alpo Basket VillaFranca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maria Zanella
Sofia Vespignani
Anna Pusceddu

Forwards:
Silvia Zanardelli
Susanna Toffali

Center:
Sofia Viviani

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Spirou Monceau signs Carolina Pappalardo, ex La Spezia - by Eurobasket News

R.Spirou Monceau Charleroi (Top Division Women) signed 21-year old Italian forward Carolina Pappalardo (184-96). She played most recently at Carispezia La Spezia in Italian Serie A1. But in 5 games she did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 1 steal.
The previous (15-16) season Pappalardo played at Dike Napoli in Serie A1 where in 15 games she recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.1rpg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged only 1.0ppg.
Pappalardo was named to Italian U18 National Team in 2014.
She has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Latina and Anagni.

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San Salvatore keeps Gagliano for another season - by Eurobasket News

San Salvatore Selargius (Serie A2) re-signed 20-year old forward Delia Gagliano (180-97). She played there last season. In 26 Serie A2 games she averaged 8.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Gagliano played at C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A1). But in 10 games she had just 0.7ppg.
She was a member of Italian U17 National Team in 2014.
Gagliano has played previously for Alghero.

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Arioli re-signs at San Salvatore - by Eurobasket News

San Salvatore Selargius (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 33-year old ex-international guard Cinzia Arioli (178-84, agency: LBM Management). She played there last season. In 25 Serie A2 games she recorded 12.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Arioli played at C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A1) where in 26 games she averaged 6.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Italian A2 North championship title in 2011. Arioli was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
She was a member of Italian international program for some years. Arioli was called to Italian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
She has spent her entire career in Italy playing for three other teams: La Spezia, C.U.S. Chieti and Viterbo.

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Guia Sesoldi left Empoli - by Eurobasket News

30-year old forward Guia Sesoldi (180-87) left Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2). Sesoldi played there also last season. In 27 Serie A2 games she had 5.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2spg.
Her team was Runner-Up of A2 Group A Regular Season 2017.
Sesoldi is a very experienced player.

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Gundy named Kishwaukee College's basketball coach - by Eurobasket News

Krystal Gundy has been named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Kishwaukee College. Krystal Gundy is a native of Normal, and holds an Associate in Science from Lakeland College, a B.S. in Physical Education with a minor in Coaching from MacMurray College, and an M.B.A. from Lindenwood University. Prior to accepting the position at Kish, Krystal was the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Rend Lake Community College in downstate Illinois. She began her career at Rend Lake as an Assistant Coach in 2014 and then was named Head Coach for the 2015 - 17 seasons. She has also been an Assistant Coach at Lindenwood University and helped lead the team to the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament for two consecutive years. As a player, Krystal played for Normal Community High School as a guard/forward and was moved to the varsity team midway through her sophomore year.She was named Big 12 First Team All-Conference for her senior year in 2006. She was recruited to play at Lakeland under a full-ride athletic scholarship and then at MacMurray, where she was a two-sport athlete, playing soccer in addition to basketball. Post-college, she played semi-pro ball in St. Louis with the Arch Angels in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL). She is excited to be back at the helm of a women's community college team and ready to build the program. 'My philosophy is back to the basics and hard work. You must sharpen all areas of your game in order to evolve into a better player and with that means hard work and dedication,' she explained. 'My motto for this season is: Trust the process.' Krystal remembers facing the Kishwaukee College Kougars when she played for Lakeland in 2006 and 2007. 'I remember the team was very impressive,' she recalled. 'My goal is to put Kish Women's Basketball back on the map.'
Courtesy of: oglecountynews.com



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Serbia and Latvia to host 2019 EuroBasket - by Eurobasket News

2019 EuroBasket will be held in Serbia and Latvia. Both teams will host two preliminary round groups each. The Final Stage will be played in Belgrade. The preliminary round groups will be played in Nis, Zrenjanin, Riga and Liepaja. Russia and Israel also bid for the EuroBasket hosting rights.


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Grindavik keeps Rodriguez for another season - by Igor Obradovic

U.M.F. Grindavik (Dominos League) re-signed 26-year old American (has also Mexican passport) guard Angela Rodriguez (173-91, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She was a team leader there last season. In four Dominos League games she averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Rodriguez also spent pre-season at CS Municipal Satu Mare in Romanian league that year. She will be also Head Coach of the team.
She received All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2014 at her college time.
Rodriguez represented Mexico at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) three years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-4 (3.8apg), FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Rodriguez has played previously professionally in Germany (Rotenburg/Scheessel) and Poland (Widzew).
She attended University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


UD women's basketball loses highly regarded recruit - by Eurobasket News

Delaware's coaching change in women's basketball has cost the Blue Hens a top recruit. Kate Cain, the 6-foot-5 center from Pine Bush (N.Y.) High, has reopened her recruiting, said her high school coach Bill Lacovara. She is now considering Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, Dayton and Oklahoma, he said. Cain, who signed with Delaware last fall, averaged 25 points, 22 rebounds and eight blocks per game as a senior this past season and was touted as the Colonial Athletic Association's No. 1 recruit by All-Star Girls Report. Delaware released Cain from her National Letter of Intent. Tina Martin retired as Delaware coach April 28 - she has since been hired as an assistant at CAA rival UNC-Wilmington - and former Georgetown coach Natasha Adair is the new Delaware coach. Adair was unavailable for comment Thursday. 'She loved those people who were there before and was so disappointed,' Lacovara said of the coaching change. 'They were in on her as a freshman and she committed early. She had other offers - from Syracuse and Minnesota - but she declined because she really wanted to go to Delaware . . . It was very difficult for her.' While it isn't unusual for recruits to look elsewhere after a coaching switch, two other signees -- 6-foot-3 Erin Antosh, from Lawrence Academy and Townsend, Massachusetts, and 6-2 Lizzie O'Leary from Abington (Pa.) - are listed on Delaware's roster.
Courtesy of: delawareonline.com



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Herons add Hornet to coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

William Smith College Head Basketball Coach Lindsay Sharman announced that Ann Dorris will join her coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Dorris comes to the Finger Lakes following three successful seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Lynchburg College. "Ann's passion for teaching, her experiences as a Division III student-athlete, and her strong abilities as a motivator, combined with her liberal arts background, make her a great fit for HWS and the Heron basketball program," Sharman said. "Her holistic approach to coaching aligns strongly with our Peak Performance program, and I'm confident she'll be a great mentor for our student-athletes." Over the past three seasons, Dorris has helped the Hornets post a 66-21 overall record, including a 40-8 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Lynchburg finished first in the ODAC regular season standings in each of the past two seasons and captured the 2016 ODAC Tournament Championship. The Hornets made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2016 and earned the program's first NCAA tournament win in 2017, topping Catholic 69-64. Dorris has coached eight All-ODAC players, three 1,000-point scorers, and two All-South players. Dorris assisted with player skill development, implementation of game strategy, scouting, recruiting, and team travel. As an undergraduate, Dorris transferred to Lynchburg from Hardin-Simmons University. She played point guard for the Hornets, appearing in 52 career games, scoring 209 points and dishing out 110 assists. A team captain as a senior, Dorris helped Lynchburg to a 34-21 record during her two seasons, advancing to the ODAC semifinals in 2013 and 2014. She was named to the ODAC Sportsmanship Team following the 2013-14 season. Dorris graduated from Lynchburg with a bachelor's degree in English literature in 2014. Two years later, she earned a master's degree in English from the Virginia college. William Smith will welcome back 11 players, including seven with at least one start, from last season's 17-9 team. The Herons finished second in the Liberty League standings with an 11-5 record. William Smith will begin the 2017-18 campaign with a trip to the Big Apple to compete in the NYU Tip-Off Classic, Nov. 18-19.
Courtesy of: d3hoops.com



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Jayden Fuiava selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Capitals (3-4) crushing them 73-52 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Fuiava scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 11 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (8-1) is placed first in QBL group. It was her team's consecutive victory in a row. It's Fuiava's fourth season with the team. This year she averages: 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 64.3%(18-28), 3FGP: 42.9% in eight games she played so far. Fuiava is currently a member of the New Zealand U18 national team.

   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Rollers (3-6) to beat Flames (6-3). Renata scored 6 points. The tenth-placed Rollers (3-6) were crushed 98-69 on the road by the higher-ranked Flames (#4) in the QBL group. It was Rollers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Renata's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 3FGP: 27.3%. She played for the New Zealand U20 national team in 2014.

Aleesha Coulter
Aleesha Coulter
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international guard Aleesha Coulter (173-93, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Australia). Coulter contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Hunters (4-7) crushing them 83-50 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. She scored 9 points. Bankstown Bruins (10-4) are placed second in WARATAH group. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Coulter's first season with the team. Coulter's overall stats this year are: 4.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 28.1%. She played for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

   #4. Guard Shannon Perrett (175-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Sabres in their game against Ballarat Rush (1-7) in the Australian State League (second division). Perrett scored 9 points and had 4 steals in 33 minutes. But Sabres (#5) lost 87-92 in Wendouree to the lower-ranked (#7) Ballarat Rush in the SEABL-South group. Perrett has been at the team for four years. This season her overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg in 13 games. Perrett used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team back in 2009.

Jessica Bygate
Jessica Bygate
   #5. International forward Jessica Bygate (186-92, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shannon Perrett and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Bygate was not able to secure a victory for Sabres (6-9) in their game against Ballarat Rush (1-7). She scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Sabres (#5) were defeated 92-87 in Wendouree by the lower-ranked Ballarat Rush (#7) in the SEABL-South group. Bygate has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg and 5.5rpg. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #6. Guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Meteorettes (8-1) in their last game. Despite Cocks' good performance Meteorettes were badly defeated 88-69 in Loganholme by the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. She was the second best scorer with 11 points. Cocks also added 5 boards, handed out 6 passes and blocked 2 shots (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in 37 minutes. They ended the series of eight consecutive victories. This year Cocks has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 3.8apg in 10 games. She is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #7. International forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Redbacks (12-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Wallbutton's good performance her team were defeated 83-75 in Leederville by the lower-ranked Senators (#3) in the SBL group. She scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Wallbutton's total stats this season are: 5.2ppg and 8.1rpg. She is also New Zealand national team player.

Chevannah Paalvast
Chevannah Paalvast
   #8. Swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Micaela Cocks and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paalvast couldn't help Meteorettes (8-1) in their game against Logan Thunder (8-1). She scored 9 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 36 minutes. But Meteorettes were badly defeated 88-69 in Loganholme by the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. Paalvast has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.0apg in 10 games. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #9. An experienced former international forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Spartans to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Mountaineers (0-8) crushing them 100-40 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Taylor scored 14 points, grabbed 6 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls. Brisbane Spartans (9-0) are placed second in QBL group. So far her team won all nine games in the Regular Season. Taylor's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.1apg. She used to play for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

Kalani Purcell
Kalani Purcell
   #10. Forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Natalie Taylor and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Purcell contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Mountaineers (0-8) crushing them 100-40. She scored 10 points, grabbed 8 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls. Purcell averaged so far 11.9ppg, 9.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg. She is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

   #11. Former U20 international guard Sam Moodie (96, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Bulleen Boomers in a victory against the 11th-ranked Venom crushing them 98-51 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. She scored only 2 points and added 4 passes in 22 minutes. This year Moodie's total stats are: 2.8ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg in nine games. She used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia) led Spireds to a victory over the third-ranked North Bears (7-2) crushing them 68-48 in the Australian State League (second division) on Sunday night. Poto was MVP of the game. She scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 9 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 4 balls in 29 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group WARATAH. Hornsby Spiders (11-0) are placed first. So far her team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Poto has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 8.5rpg, 7.3apg and 2.9spg in 11 games she played so far. She has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Power's victory against the eighth-ranked Pirates (3-5) 86-67 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Kiriau scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 27 minutes. Gladstone Port City Power (5-2) is placed sixth in QBL group. Kiriau averaged so far 12.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.0apg and 2.7spg in seven games.

   #3. Shanice Swain (165-G-93, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves in a victory against the 12th-ranked Eagles (2-14) crushing them 64-41 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Swain scored only 3 points in 28 minutes. Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (9-9) are placed fifth in SBL group. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Swain's total stats are: 4.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg in 17 games.

   #4. Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kayla Kiriau and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Mellars contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Pirates (3-5) 86-67. She scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Mellars averaged so far 10.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.0spg.

   #5. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kayla Kiriau. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Pirates (3-5) 86-67. She scored only 4 points and had 3 steals. Carline has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2spg.



WBC Round 9: Canterbury W. beats Oceana GR. in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

First ranked Canterbury W. faced 4th placed Oceana GR.. Guests from (9-1) smashed host Oceana GR. (6-3) 70-42. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oceana GR.. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-42. Canterbury W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Oceana GR. to just 3 points in fourth quarter. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record, which they share with Waikato W. Oceana GR. at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
The game in was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Capital S. (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Taranaki T. (6-4). Taranaki T. defeated Capital S. 70-60. Taranaki T. moved-up to fifth place. Capital S. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Harbour B..

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Harbour B. was defeated by Waikato W. in a road game 82-70. Rotorua LV was smashed by Harbour B. at home 48-74. Tauranga CC was destroyed by Oceana GR. on the opponent's court 82-62.

Taranaki T. - Capital S. 70-60

The game in was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Capital S. (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Taranaki T. (6-4). Taranaki T. defeated Capital S. 70-60. It looked good early as Capital S. took a 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Taranaki T. took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. Taranaki T. moved-up to fifth place. Capital S. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Harbour B..
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Oceana GR. - Canterbury W. 42-70

First ranked Canterbury W. faced 4th placed Oceana GR.. Guests from (9-1) smashed host Oceana GR. (6-3) 70-42. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oceana GR.. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-42. Canterbury W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Oceana GR. to just 3 points in fourth quarter. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record, which they share with Waikato W. Oceana GR. at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
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Waikato W. - Harbour B. 82-70

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Harbour B. (5-5) was defeated on the road by second ranked Waikato W. (9-1) 82-70. The game without a history. Waikato W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Waikato W. have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Canterbury W. Harbour B. at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with Capital S..
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Rotorua LV - Harbour B. 48-74

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Harbour B. (5-5) smashed on the road 10th ranked Rotorua LV (1-9) 74-48. The game without a history. Harbour B. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Harbour B. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Capital S. Rotorua LV lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost.
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Oceana GR. - Tauranga CC 82-62

Very expected game when 9th ranked Tauranga CC (2-8) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Oceana GR. (6-3) 82-62. The game without a history. Oceana GR. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Oceana GR. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-3 record. Tauranga CC at the other side keeps the ninth position with eight games lost.
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  RUSSIA  


Dynamo Moscow tabs Lindsay Allen - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Moscow (PBL) inked 22-year old American guard Lindsay Allen (173-95, college: Notre Dame). She plays in the summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). In 7 games she averaged just 2.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg.
Her team won ACC Tournament for four years in a row (between 2014 and 2017). Allen received All-ACC 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Allen played at another team Fighting Irish in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 35 games she had 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.8apg and 1.3spg. Allen helped them to make it to the NCAA Sweet 16. A very good season in her career as she was selected to WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention.
This summer she was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in second round (14th overall).
The former University of Notre Dame staris in her first season in pro basketball.
Allen represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Amsterdam (Holland) five years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.4ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-1 (4.1apg), 1.4spg.

Dynamo Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tatiana Korovushkina
Viktoria Medvedeva
Evgeniya Korotygina
Victoria Mazur

Forward:
Ekaterina Ryabova

Centers:
Ekatrina Kuzmenkova
Kelsey Lang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ekatrina Kuzmenkova agreed terms with Dynamo Moscow - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Moscow (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old center Ekatrina Kuzmenkova (189-73kg-88). The last time she played at Gloria Moscow in Russian Superleague. Kuzmenkova has played there for the last eight years. She is a very experienced player.

Dynamo Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tatiana Korovushkina
Viktoria Medvedeva
Evgeniya Korotygina
Victoria Mazur

Forward:
Ekaterina Ryabova

Centers:
Ekatrina Kuzmenkova
Kelsey Lang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Serbia and Latvia to host 2019 EuroBasket - by Eurobasket News

2019 EuroBasket will be held in Serbia and Latvia. Both teams will host two preliminary round groups each. The Final Stage will be played in Belgrade. The preliminary round groups will be played in Nis, Zrenjanin, Riga and Liepaja. Russia and Israel also bid for the EuroBasket hosting rights.


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Orduspor keeps Ozcelik for another season - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) re-signed experienced 34-year old guard Sebnem Ozcelik (168-83). She played there last season. In 35 TKBL games she averaged 12.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg.
The previous (15-16) season Ozcelik was tested by Istanbul Uni.
Her team was Runner-Up of TKB2L Group D Regular Season 2015.
Ozcelik has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for four other teams: ORIM Cam, Alanya Bld, Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club and Balcova.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Edremit lands Fahriye Bayraktar - by Eurobasket News

Edremit Belediyesi Gurespor (TKBL) landed 22-year old small forward Fahriye Bayraktar (185-95). She played most recently at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL). KBSL was a little too high level for her, where in 17 games she averaged just 1.8ppg last season. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention. Bayraktar also played 8 games in Euroleague where she had 3.8ppg and 1.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Bayraktar played at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor (also in KBSL). In 22 games she recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
Bayraktar was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She played for Turkish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Bayraktar represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg, 1.1rpg.
Bayraktar has played previously for three other teams: Fenerbahce, Cankaya and Bursa BSB.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WMLBA  

Standings

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  WNBA  


Griner, Taurasi help Mercury beat Storm 85-83 - by Eurobasket News

Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) had her ninth career dunk and matched Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut) with 25 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-82 on Friday night. Camille Little spun in the lane for a layup to extend Phoenix's lead to 83-78 with 2:56 left and, after a Seattle miss, Danielle Robinson (5'10''-G-89, college: Oklahoma) split two defenders for a seven-point lead. Taurasi made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points in the first half as Phoenix (7-5) held a 50-43 lead. Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) led Seattle (6-6) with 21 points and eight rebounds. Jewell Loyd (5'10''-G-93, college: Notre Dame) added 18 points, and Langhorne had 16.
Courtesy of: heraldnet.com



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  

Div.A

Standings
Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Aug. 21: HUN - SWE
Aug. 21: TAI - CHI

B

Aug. 21: JPN - KOR
Aug. 21: CAN - POR

C

Aug. 21: USA - UGA
Aug. 21: CZE - POL

D

Aug. 21: RUS - ARG
Aug. 21: AUS - LTU