Experienced British-American Darren Phillip (201-F-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for Union Progr. and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage). The 34-year old forward had a double-double of 32 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Argentino (#6, 9-6) 66-75. Union Progr. maintains the 14th position in Argentinian LigaA. Union Progr. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 13 games. In the team's last game Phillip had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Union Progr.'s top player in his first season with the team. Fairfield University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Phillip is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.7ppg and leads league in rebounds with 13.3rpg. Phillip is in league's top in and averages solid 51.5% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old American forward Gregory Lewis (200-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) of La Union. Lewis impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for La Union to edge 9 de Julio (3-11) by 5 points 84-79. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Lewis is well-known by La Union fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#7). He also registered 7.8 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was American James Williams (204-C-79, agency: Dream Team Management) of Quimsa (#7). Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Williams' great performance Quimsa lost 70-72 to Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8, 7-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Quimsa needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 7 lost games. Williams has a very solid season. In 15 games in Argentina he scored 9.8ppg. He also has 7.5rpg and FGP: 58.1%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Bruno Labaque (180-PG-77) of Atenas - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists 5. John DeGroat (198-F-85) of Boca Jrs - 21 points and 7 rebounds 6. Alejandro Zilli (200-PF-82) of Sionista - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Mariano Garcia (201-F-86) of 9 de Julio - 25 points and 2 rebounds 8. Sam Clancy (202-C-80) of Olimpico LB - 12 points and 10 rebounds 9. Robert Battle (204-C-81) of Lanus - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 10. Kahiem Seawright (203-C/F-86) of GECR Indalo - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Trapani and Demian Filloy extend cooperation - May 29, 2016
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Lighthouse Trapani have agreed on terms of contract extension with Demian Filloy (198-F-82, agency: Interperformances). The Argentinean forward has prolonged the deal for another season. Demian Filloy notched 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in Serie A2. Previously Demian Filloy had stints with Atenas, Sigma Barcellona, Reggio Emilia, Montegranaro, Rimini, Porto Torres. [read more]
Lighthouse Trapani have agreed on terms of contract extension with Demian Filloy (198-F-82, agency: Interperformances). The Argentinean forward has prolonged the deal for another season. Demian Filloy notched 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in Serie A2. Previously Demian Filloy had stints with Atenas, Sigma Barcellona, Reggio Emilia, Montegranaro, Rimini, Porto Torres.
TFB Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. C.Enterriano enter semifinal stage - May 29, 2016
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Perfora - Temperley 80-65 Perfora rallied past Temperley to cut the deficit in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Perfora. CA Temperley was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Belgrano SN - Deportivo Riv 84-69 Belgrano cruised past Deportivo Rivadavia to surge ahead in the series. The game without a history. Belgrano SN led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.... [read more]
Perfora rallied past Temperley to cut the deficit in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Perfora. CA Temperley was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening.
Belgrano cruised past Deportivo Rivadavia to surge ahead in the series. The game without a history. Belgrano SN led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
C.Enterriano overcame Atletico Tala on the road to complete the sweep of the series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Atletico TL won third quarter 21-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening.
Regatas topped Sportivo LP to narrow the deficit in the series. Regatas used a 20:10 run in the second term to clear off. They boosted the margin at 16-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win.
LigaA Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Semifinals are set - May 28, 2016
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Libertad S. - Olimpico LB 68-85 Olimpico LB cruised past Libertad on the road to seal their next round appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico de La Banda. Libertad Sunchales managed to win third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpico de La Banda made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Olimpico de La Banda had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former in... [read more]
Olimpico LB cruised past Libertad on the road to seal their next round appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico de La Banda. Libertad Sunchales managed to win third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpico de La Banda made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Olimpico de La Banda had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Federico Van Lacke (191-80) who added 21 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St.) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 14+6reb+2ast, A.Alloatti 14+2reb+1ast, J.Massey 12+7reb, S.Vazquez 10+6reb+2ast, P.Barrios 6, J.Brussino 5+4reb+4ast Olimpico LB: F.Van Lacke 21+3reb+5ast, M.Stanic 19+5reb+5ast, M.Cosolito 15+4reb+1ast, D.Guaita 13+9reb, D.Phillip 8+8reb, J.Williams 6+5reb
Bahia Basket held off Penarol to win the series 3-1. The game was mostly controlled by Bahia Basket. Penarol was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bahia Basket won last quarter 31-15. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Penarol's 20. They outrebounded Penarol 44-30 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Penarol was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Gaston Whelan (188-94) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Bahia Basket players scored in double figures. International swingman Nicolas Brussino (200-93) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American center Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Penarol. Top scorers: Penarol: N.Brussino 25+6reb+3ast, A.Diez 10+3reb+1ast, C.Moss 8+8reb, F.Sahdi 4+2reb+1ast, R.Acuna 4+2reb+2ast, L.Massarelli 3+1reb Bahia Basket: J.Pablo Vaulet 15+3reb, L.Redivo 15+2reb+1ast, G.Whelan 13+9reb+6ast, A.Laveal Johnson 13+11reb+2ast, M.Fjellerup 8+5reb, H.Jasen 4+1reb+2ast
La Union upset Regatas in Corrientes and advanced into LigaA semifinals. It looked good early as Regatas Corrientes took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then La Union had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Regatas Corrientes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-79. La Union shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. The winners were led by forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) who scored that evening 23 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Alejandro Konsztadt (191-89) supported him with 15 points and 8 assists. Even a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds by international Pablo Espinoza (200-87) did not help to save the game for Regatas Corrientes. Finnish Juho Nenonen (202-87, agency: Blacktop Management) added 15 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Regatas C.: J.Nenonen 15+7reb, P.Quinteros 15+1reb+4ast, P.Espinoza 14+12reb+3ast, S.Scala 9+1reb+3ast, K.Lang 8+7reb+1ast, J.Martinez 6+1reb+3ast La Union: F.Pinero 23+6reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 15+1reb+8ast, W.Frazier 9+3reb, A.Elsener 9+5reb, T.Francis 8+10reb+2ast, E.Gamboa 8+1reb
San Lorenzo reached the semifinal stage following a hard-fought home win over GECR Indalo. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 27-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. CASLA made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. CASLA outrebounded GECR Indalo 40-25 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by GECR Indalo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) fired 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) produced 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international Carlos Schattmann (193-87) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four CASLA and five GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. Top scorers: GECR Indalo: M.Sandes 16+2reb+1ast, S.Clancy 12+5reb+2ast, F.Aguerre 12+4reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 11+3reb+2ast, C.Schattmann 11+4reb+4ast, L.Mainoldi 10+5reb+1ast San Lorenzo: N.Aguirre 26+6reb+2ast, M.Elliott 20+5reb+1ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 15+9reb+6ast, W.Herrmann 12+5reb, R.Johnson 8+7reb, M.Mata 5+6reb+1ast
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