Randers surprised SISU on the road to take the lead in the quarterfinal series. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Randers made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Randers outrebounded SISU 41-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds. The former international swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) answered with 15 points, 8 assists and 5 steals and the other American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for SISU. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Randers: B.Colas 21+18reb+2ast, C.Nielsen 20+7reb+3ast, D.Ocana 19+5reb+2ast, M.Ortega 12+2reb+4ast, P.Nielsen 10+5reb, C.Jorgensen 6+2reb+1ast SISU: D.Smith 19+3reb+2ast, M.Dennis 15+4reb+8ast, M.Flowers 14+2reb, M.Nielsen 14+1reb+9ast, Z.Moritz 13+13reb+1ast, D.Harder 7+2ast
Horsens got to a confident start of their quarterfinal campaign. They held off Naestved at home court. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-84. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So.) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 9 assists. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) contributed with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) answered with 26 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and the other American import forward Quinton Doggett (203, college: Southern) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Naestved. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 32+4reb+9ast, D.Jukic 27+9reb+5ast, K.Thomann 16+6reb, E.Kvedaravicius 8+2reb+2ast, F.Rungby 8+3reb+2ast, D.Friedrich 6+1reb Naestved: C.Walker 26+3reb+3ast, A.Murphy 18+2reb+4ast, Q.Doggett 16+8reb+1ast, L.Hoirup 9+2reb, J.Benjamin 5+7reb+4ast, M.Hoirup 4+1ast
Bakken Bears knocked down Horsholm at home court to secure 1-0 lead in the series. 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 93-70. Bakken forced 19 Horsholm turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Horsholm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Canadian forward Marvell Waithe (205-87, college: Arkansas) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Bakken's coach Mathias Bach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Alexander Bak (193-91) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Horsholm. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Bakken: M.Waithe 22+3reb+1ast, N.Iversen 17+11reb+4ast, C.Lindberg 13+3reb, A.Jakobsen 11+1reb+7ast, M.Sahlertz 8+7reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 7+2reb Horsholm: B.Marinkovic 16+7reb, A.Kovacs 15+7reb+2ast, A.Bak 15+6reb+4ast, Z.Jukic 11+7reb+2ast, C.Hesseldal 6+5reb+2ast, K.Vange 3+3reb
Svendborg cruised to the opening win in the quarterfinal series. The game without a history. Svendborg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) added 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Vaerlose. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Svendborg: G.Washington 19+17reb+2ast, D.Rutherford 17+7reb+3ast, M.Plannthin 16+3reb+2ast, A.Darboe 9+5reb+6ast, M.Mariegaard 9+1ast, C.Magaard 6+6reb+1ast Vaerlose: J.Baker 27+10reb+2ast, R.Delk 21+7reb+5ast, P.Moller 10+4reb+5ast, J.Jensen 4+3reb, R.Norgaard 4+4reb, A.Karason 3+3reb
Bakken Bears keep Chris Christoffersen - May 22, 2013
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The newly crowned Ligaen champions Bakken Bears have ensured the services of Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) for one more season. The centre will enter his seventh straight season with the Bears. Last season Chris Christoffersen averaged 10.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists per game in Ligaen. He earned All-Danish Ligaen Honourable Mention. Chris Christoffersen previously played in Italy, NBDL, Finland and Sweden [read more]
The newly crowned Ligaen champions Bakken Bears have ensured the services of Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) for one more season. The centre will enter his seventh straight season with the Bears. Last season Chris Christoffersen averaged 10.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists per game in Ligaen. He earned All-Danish Ligaen Honourable Mention. Chris Christoffersen previously played in Italy, NBDL, Finland and Sweden. He was named All-Danish Ligaen Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. He made it onto All-Domestic Players Team in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Chris Christoffersen was the member of the Danish National Team in 2004-2011 seasons.
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