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  • BBL Trophy 05 - Semi-finals
    into the final period Again the teams could be barely seperated as things began to get tense down the stretch With 2 minutes remaining and Bears trailing by two Deng drained a long three and was fouled he made the foul shot for 78 76 Towers tied the game and then followed up with a Sullivan Phillips three before Tony Holley powered up to the rim to make it 80 81 Yorick Williams nailed a three before Lynard Stewart went to the top shelf and some with a massive dunk With seven seconds left the Bears held the lead at 85 83 with Rod Brown at the line shooting two to tie the game After he only made one the Towers resorted to an intentional foul to stop the clock and Ryan Huntley closed out the game making both free throws for 87 84 Brown led all scorers with 25 points in vain for London Deng shot 8 10 from the field to lead Brighton with 21 points Huntley made 14 points with 9 assists Chester 87 26 44 65 81 Newcastle 92 15 38 59 81 After 1OT There s no five peat Chester Jets The BBL Trophy winners for the past four years will not go for an unprecedented fifth against Brighton Bears in March after their reign was ended by Newcastle who won out 92 87 in an enthralling overtime semi The Jets stormed out to a 26 15 first quarter lead after opening the game 8 2 Calvin Davis dunked in Darius Defoe s face to give the Jets the momentum just before the end of the first Things didn t change in the second period as the teams traded baskets the lead stayed around nine until Jeremy Hyatt and Charles Smith made a three pointer

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  • BBL Trophy 05: Newcastle end long drought
    3 run concluding with long range baskets from Ajou Deng and Steve Lepore which gave Brighton the lead at 12 5 Eagles gradually pulled back into the game and two TJ Walker free throws with 28 seconds left in the first quarter tied the game at 18 18 Six straight points early in the second stanza gave Eagles their first lead since the opening basket at 24 44 The teams then traded baskets until Charles Smith s burst of eight points which gave Eagles a 34 29 advantage at half time They went on to bag the first ten points of the second half as Bears were kept scoreless for more than four and a half minutes and Eagles led 44 29 Eagles extended their lead to 25 points early in the fourth quarter at 68 43 and Brighton missing Yorick Williams could find no way back Jeremy Hyatt led all scorers with 22 points for the victors while Ronnie Baker topped Bears scoring with 21 There s always a special thing about the very first one and it would always be held dear at the club said Eagles player coach Fab Flournoy It s our first title so it

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  • Rock shock as trio advance
    the final quarter after a Rod Brown three made it 56 55 but Adrian Henning responded from beyond the arc and they didn t let the lead slip again Henning led the Rocks with 16 points Donald Cole scored 12 with 11 rebounds and Lamont McIntosh made 12 points and 5 assists It was Towers Niki Arinze who led all scorers with 19 points WESTFIELD SHARKS SHEFFIELD 91 30 60 78 Yanders 26 McKinney 17 Davis 13 BRIGHTON BEARS 56 4 23 43 Holley 18 Alleyne 11 Lepore 11 Westfield Sharks Sheffield have made it to the final four of the Playoffs for the fifth consecutive year after comprehensively beating Brighton Bears 91 56 at Ponds Forge on Saturday night An astonishing first quarter saw the home side leading 30 4 courtesy of starting the game 8 0 including two Rob Yanders threes and then posting a 22 0 run split only by 4 Brighton points early in the stanza The Bears couldn t get into the game before half time against a stern Sharks defence and trailed 60 23 before fighting back in the third period Steve Lepore scored 6 in a 12 4 burst that helped them win the third quarter 20 18 but there was no way back and they failed to get much closer Rob Yanders led the scoring with 26 points for the Sharks nailing 6 10 from beyond the arc whilst Tony Holley led the Bears with 18 points and 11 rebounds SPRINGFIELD HONDA NEWCASTLE EAGLES 105 31 58 78 Walker 24 Smith 23 Bennett 20 THAMES VALLEY TIGERS 72 23 39 47 James 23 Murray 21 Brown 10 Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles booked their place at the Finals Weekend and showed their Playoff intentions with a resounding 105 72 defeat of the Thames

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  • BBL Championship 05: Newcastle soar into final
    bagged the final two buckets of the half to give Sharks their first lead of the game at 43 41 at half time Sharks kept their noses in front early in the third but two converted free throws and another basket from Jeremy Hyatt saw Eagles draw level at 55 55 with two minutes to go in the third Sharks scoring dried up in the final stanza as they netted just nine points Eagles enjoyed a 9 0 tear midway through the final quarter to put some distance between themselves and the Eagles and they eased to the win Sullivan led all scorers with 23 personal points to which he added eight boards Reinking was Sharks top marksman with 16 personal points Sullivan who was voted third in the Player of the Season awards isn t daunted by the chance of adding the final piece of silverware to the Trophy Our group of guys hadn t been to a final together before we played in the Trophy and Coach Nick Nurse said he felt Brighton had the upper hand because of it We went down there and played together and we all know what happened in that game This has been a breakout season for the Eagles one of the most successful in their history as they have already won the BBL Trophy 85 60 against Brighton and were runners up in the league A tough defensive team that like to run the ball they have had a startling second half of the season having gone 24 5 since the turn of the year I don t think we have to change anything said Sullivan confidently We ve been playing all year and forcing teams to play our game I think that s our biggest strength not changing anything just

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  • BBL Championship 05: Chester scotch Rocks hopes
    38 58 Cole 24 McIntosh 17 Perre 15 TCS Chester Jets will renew battled with league rivals Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles in the BBL Championship Play off Final on Sunday after beating Scottish Phoenix Honda Record Rocks in the semi finals 74 72 on Saturday night A pulsating final quarter saw Jets come back from five points down at 70 65 to win with nine of the final eleven points mostly from the free throw line Rocks star Donald Cole had a chance in the dying seconds but could not net the shot and Tony Windless failed to score after winning the rebound Earlier Jets had just edged the first quarter 17 16 and had extended their advantage in the second to as many as eight points at 31 23 However Rocks fought back with a 10 2 finish to the half to lead 38 37 and set up an exciting second half Jets looked to take control again early in the third with an 8 0 start and maintained their advantage to lead 56 49 with two minutes left Again Rocks battled back to cut the deficit to two points at 60 58 and set up the exciting finale

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  • BBL Play-off Final 2005: Eagles soar to stunning victory
    final at the NIA coming from behind to beat Chester Jets 78 75 to underline their status as British basketball s new pre eminent club Their potent mix of hard working Americans and home grown talent proved decisive and fittingly it was young British star Andrew Sullivan who rose highest to the occasion his game best 27 points proving the decisive factor as he picked up the Most Valuable Player award for his brilliant display Fittingly it was young British star Andrew Sullivan who rose highest to the occasion his game best 27 points proving the decisive factor as he picked up the Most Valuable Player award for his brilliant display Chester the league champions trailed only twice in the first half and led 36 31 before the Tyneside outfit cut the deficit to just one at the interval Propelled by Trey Moore the Jets soared six ahead before Fab Flournoy s men stirred Sullivan and Charles Smith joining forces to spark an 8 0 run which put the BBL Trophy winners up 74 70 with 90 seconds to go It was the Eagles biggest cushion but it was enough Paul Smith s side unable to force overtime as Calvin

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  • Irish Squad - Profiles
    He broke his foot in September and missed the start of his last season with Teikyo which was a major disappointment for the player who was chasing a leading scorer record Returned to full action before Christmas but never really found his full fitness until towards the end of the NCAA season Jon Larranaga Year of Birth 1979 Place of Birth Oakton VA Height 6 6 Position Forward Club George Mason Caps none Jon Larranaga is in his sophmore year at George Mason He is the second son of head coach Jim Larranaga to play for his father at college As a freshman he played in 26 games in his first season on the court for the Patriots averaging 11 5 minutes per contest 2 0 points and 2 0 rebounds per game He shot 27 7 percent from the field and 88 9 percent from the line Was named CAA Scholar Athlete that season Dan Callahan Year of Birth 1970 Place of Birth US Height 6 8 Position Centre Power Foward Club S S Scandone Aveillino Italy Caps 40 Career to date 1996 97 Basketball Club Gent Belgium 1997 98 Montpellier Basket France 1997 08 Basket Rimini Italy 1998 99 Polisportiva Dinamo Sassari Italian A2 League 2000 01 S S Scandone Avellino Italian A1 League Dan has been member of the Irish National Team since 1996 and was a key part of the 97 Euro Championships squad He won the International Player of the Year in 1999 He missed the 2000 European Championships qualifiers because of a back injury Dan is a hard worker shows good attitude he fights dives on the court to steal a ball and knows how the team defense is He is a great rebounder and has proved himself to be an invaluable member of the squad over the past few years Tim Kennedy Year of Birth 1977 Place of Birth US Height 6 6 Position Small Forward Club Desportiva Ovarense Portugal Caps none Career to date 1995 1999 Loyola Marymount University 1999 Star of the Sea 1999 2001 AD Ovarense Portugal Kennedy played college ball at the Loyola Marymount University 1999 Signed for the 1999 00 season by Star of the Sea Ireland but after wowing the fans for just 5 weeks he left in November to join AD Ovarense Portugal where he is still playing Won the 1999 00 Portuguese National Championship and League Cup This is Kennedy s first outing with the Irish Senior Men Jim Moran Year of Birth 1979 Place of Birth Syosset NY Height 6 7 Position Forward Club William Mary Caps none Jim Moran is just completing his Senior year at William Mary Moran was named second team All CAA Colonial Athletic Association for the second straight year He is the Tribe s leading scorer in 2000 01 averaging 13 7 points per game He also leads the team in blocks 25 and steals 27 and is second in assists 64 and rebounding 5 2 rpg Earlier this

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  • Ireland Basketball Round-up 10/10/04
    19 Damien Sealey 10 Neptune 102 Charon Watson 27 Kenny Gamble 26 Stephen McCarthy 13 Limerick 111 Chris Jeffries 36 Liam Farrell 22 Sneed Deaderick 16 MDS Star 111 53 Jo Jo Chambers 37 Bryce Burch 28 Gareth McGuire 16 Hoops 74 26 Ruben Perry 29 Ciaran White 10 Ciaran McEvilly 6 UCD 92 51 Cedric Peoples 24 Gary Edge 24 Barry Glover 21 Mardyke UCC Demons 105 46 Dave Holmes 32 Glen Worley 24 Damien Matacz 15 Waterford Crystal 99 46 Jamal Jackson 30 Dean Kavanagh 27 Hery Rafidison 23 Merry Monk Ballina 107 56 Laurence Young 35 John Lewis 25 Ronan McGarrity 21 Abrakebabra Tigers 97 Roscoe Patterson 22 Roy Smallwood 19 Chris Craig 17 Roma St Vincents 72 Paul Tonkovich 28 Mike Trimmer 11 Dave Donnelly 10 Gleneagle Lakers 90 50 Colin O Reilly 25 Clyde Ellis 25 Robert Sergeant 21 Roma St Vincents 98 55 Peter Madsen 25 Paul Tonkovich 20 Dave Donnelly Mike Trimmer 13 each Limerick 88 42 Liam Farrell 27 Chris Jeffries 20 Paul Freeman 13 Waterford Crystal 80 47 Jamal Jackson 28 Pat Fitzsimons 20 Hery Rafidison 11 Women s Superleague Peugeot Meteors 67 C O Sullivan 18 L Scully 13 Vienna

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