LNBA - Switzerland

Swiss League finals, Game 4: May 25, 2010
The Lugano Tigers won the Swiss League championship on Tuesday by beating Olympic Fribourg 81-88 on the road at at St.Croix Arena in Game 4 of the best-of-five series. The title is the sixth championship for Lugano and first since 2006. Michael Efevberha paced the freshly crowned champs with 33 points, Brian Brown added 18 and Mohammed Abukar scored 15. Edwin Draughan scored 19 for Olympic Fribourg, Oliver Vogt had 18, Brendon Polyblank 13 and Dave Esterkamp 12. Lugano led 34-42 at halftime and extended the difference to 48-61 after 30 minutes led by an outstanding shooting performance by Efevberha. In the last quarter, the visitors maintained a safe cushion and were accurate from the foul line to reject the final attempts by the hosts. MORE

Swiss League, Semifinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Lugano Tigers (1) 84 64 90 88 x
1 Benetton Fribourg (3) 82 97 82 81 x
Swiss League Champion 2009-10: Lugano Tigers

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Lugano Tigers (1) 100 87 74 82 x
1 Starwings Basket (4) 69 65 76 80 x
1 SAV Vacallo (2) 81 99 44 62 x
3 Benetton Fribourg (3) 88 66 80 68 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Lugano Tigers (1) 92 93 96 x x
0 Geneva Devils (8) 59 61 84 x x
3 Starwings Basket (4) 72 89 82 90 x
1 BBC Nyon (5) 70 73 86 88 x
3 SAV Vacallo (2) 92 80 80 x x
0 SAM Basket (7) 59 69 75 x x
3 Benetton Fribourg (3) 90 82 92 x x
0 BBC Monthey (6) 68 67 90 x x

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lugano Tigers vs. Benetton Frib. 84-82 May 16
Game 2 Lugano Tigers vs. Benetton Frib. 64-97 May 19
Game 3 Benetton Frib. vs. Lugano Tigers 82-90 May 22
Game 4 Benetton Frib. vs. Lugano Tigers 81-88 May 25

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lugano Tigers vs. Starwings Basket 100-69 May 1
Game 1 SAV Vacallo vs. Benetton Fribourg 81-88 May 1
Game 2 Lugano Tigers vs. Starwings Basket 87-65 May 5
Game 2 SAV Vacallo vs. Benetton Fribourg 99-66 May 5
Game 3 Starwings Basket vs. Lugano Tigers 76-74 May 8
Game 3 Benetton Fribourg vs. SAV Vacallo 80-44 May 8
Game 4 Starwings Basket vs. Lugano Tigers 80-82 May 11
Game 4 Benetton Fribourg vs. SAV Vacallo 68-62 May 11

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lugano Tigers vs. Geneva Devils 92-59 April 17
Game 1 SAV Vacallo vs. SAM Basket 92-59 April 18
Game 1 Benetton Frib. vs. BBC Monthey 90-68 April 17
Game 1 Starwings Basket vs. BBC Nyon 72-70 April 17
Game 2 Lugano Tigers vs. Geneva Devils 93-61 April 21
Game 2 SAV Vacallo vs. SAM Basket 80-69 April 21
Game 2 Benetton Frib. vs. BBC Monthey 82-67 April 20
Game 2 Starwings Basket vs. BBC Nyon 89-73 April 21
Game 3 Geneva Devils vs. Lugano Tigers 84-96 April 24
Game 3 SAM Basket vs. SAV Vacallo 75-80 April 24
Game 3 BBC Monthey vs. Benetton Frib. 90-92 April 23
Game 3 BBC Nyon vs. Starwings Basket 86-82 April 24
Game 4 BBC Nyon vs. Starwings Basket 88-90 April 27

Swiss League, Regular Season, Game 33: March 31 - April 3, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 33
March 31 - April 3, 2010
Day Match Result
Mar. 31 BBC Nyon vs. BC Boncourt 91-63
Mar. 31 Geneva Devils vs. Lausanne 76-44
April 3 BBC Monthey vs. SAM Basket 75-82
April 3 Lugano Tigers vs. Starwings 93-66
April 3 SAV Vacallo vs. Benetton Fri. 75-70
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Lugano Tigers 30 26 4 2679 2313
2 SAV Vacallo Basket 30 24 6 2354 2095
3 Benetton Fribourg Olympic 30 21 9 2471 2244
4 Starwings Basket Regio Basel 30 21 9 2478 2278
5 BBC Nyon 30 16 14 2461 2352
6 BBC Monthey 30 14 16 2351 2386
7 SAM Basket Massagno 30 12 18 2371 2609
8 Geneva Devils 30 12 18 2142 2246
9 Lausanne Basket 30 8 22 2198 2479
10 BC Boncourt Red Team 30 8 22 2213 2417
11 MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket 30 3 27 2336 2635


Swiss League, Season 2009-10
The Swiss League starts the 2009-10 season with SAV Vacallo defending its title for the first time and perennial power Benetton Olympic Fribourg waiting in the wings. Vacallo dominated the competition last year and hopes to cement its status as the team to beat. This time around Vacallo managed to keep its main players together for another season, including Matt Schneidermann, Slaven Smiljanic, Dejan Lukovic and Rickey Gibson. It also landed Duane Erwin and Andrija Crnogorac as its main additions. Meanwhile Fribourg brings back Oliver Vogt, Dave Esterkamp and Tresore Quidome and added versatile forward Ronald Yates and swingman Brendon Polyblank. Lugano Tigers, BC Boncourt Red Team and BBC Monthey are among those looking to challenge Vacallo this season. Lugano landed Byron Sanders and Travis Wlton to play alongside Derek Stockalper. Boncourt completely renovated its roster with Pierre Wooten, Damien Goodman, Lewis Monroe and Todd Peterson. And Monthey kept franchise players Herman Alston and Kareem Johnson. There could be a tough battle to dethrone Vacallo in what shapes up as one of the most wide-open starts to the Swiss League in some time.

Swiss League, Regular Season, Game 27: March 6, 2010

Mar 07, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
The Lugano Tigers became the exclusive leaders of the Swiss League on Saturday after downing defending champion SAV Vacallo 83-64. Lugano improved to 20-4 in the standings, while Vacallo sits in second place at 20-5 and Olympic Fribourg, which suffered a 74-81 home loss to Starwings Basel, is third at 19-6. The Tigers never looked back after leading 21-14 at the end of the first quarter and 42-30 at halftime. They increased the difference to 64-48 before Vacallo made a big effort to climb within 71-62 with five minutes left in the game. Michael Efevberha had an outstanding three-points shooting performance to lead the winners with 28 points, Mohammed Aboukar dominated in the paint adding 23 and Dusan Mladjan had 17 for Lugano. Rickey Gibson and Nikola Dacevic posted 15 apiece for Vacallo. Starwings Basle used a great fourth quarter for a huge 74-81 win on the road against Fribourg. Tony Brown with 24 points led the way in the last 10 minutes after the score was tied at 57 at the end of the third quarter. Vernard Hollins added 17 for the winners. BBC Nyon thrashed Sam Massagno 80-58 with five players scoring in double figures led by 15 from Julien Rahier and 13 apiece from Yuanta Holland and Josh Almanson. BBC Monthey crushed Bocnourt 83-71 led by 24 points by Jean-Ricard Volcy and 20 from Kareem Johnson, while Geneva Devils took a 85-63 success over MGS Grand Sacconex behind 23 points from Isaac Wells and 18 from Rashard Lee.


LAST GAME GAME 27
March 6, 2010
Day Match Result
Mar. 6 Lugano Tigers vs. SAV Vacallo 83-64
Mar. 6 Benetton Fri. vs. Starwings 74-81
Mar. 6 BBC Nyon vs. SAM Basket 80-58
Mar. 6 BBC Monthey vs. BC Boncourt 83-71
Mar. 6 Geneva D. vs. G.-Saconnex 85-63
Lausanne (free)
NEXT GAME GAME 28
March 9-10, 2010
Day Match
Mar. 9 Lausanne vs. Benetton Fri.
Mar. 10 Starwings vs. BBC Monthey
Mar. 10 Boncourt vs. Geneva Devils
Mar. 10 G.-Saconnex vs. Lugano T.
Mar. 10 SAV Vacallo vs. BBC Nyon
SAM Basket (free)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Lugano Tigers 24 20 4 2100 1804
2 SAV Vacallo Basket 25 20 5 1941 1741
3 Benetton Fribourg Olympic 25 19 6 2058 1864
4 Starwings Basket Regio Basel 25 17 8 2069 1913
5 BBC Nyon 24 14 10 1992 1866
6 BBC Monthey 25 12 13 1956 1967
7 Geneva Devils 24 9 15 1707 1827
8 SAM Basket Massagno 25 9 16 1957 2176
9 BC Boncourt Red Team 24 7 17 1804 1910
10 Lausanne Basket 24 6 18 1771 2012
11 MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket 25 2 23 1915 2190