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Isaiah Ellis

Isaiah Ellis



NLB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 5 rounds left. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The biggest surprise took place in Kuesnacht-Erlenbach where host Wallabies (5-0) beat league’s leader Swiss Central (4-1) 80-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Swiss Central. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Wallabies forced 25 Swiss Central turnovers and outrebounded them 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Isaiah Ellis (203-95, college: Chico St., agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds. Bosnian point guard Bojan Sekicki (188-87) chipped in 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) produced 27 points and 7 steals for the guests. Swiss Central’s coach Orlando Baer rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Undefeated Wallabies have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Swiss Central at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Wallabies. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Levaux can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Villars, where they defeated Villars (1-3) 75-69. Power forward Arnaud Barapila (196-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds. Gabriel Monteiro contributed with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nicolas Reghif (196-89) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Villars. Levaux left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Villars. It was Villars’ third loss in a row. Levaux will play against higher ranked Academie Fribourg (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Villars will play against the league’s second-placed GC Zurich to get more than just one victory in their record.
Academie Fribourg can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Pully (1-4) 72-53 on Sunday. Luka Langura stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners. Jason Ricketts responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Pully’s coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Academie Fribourg (1-2) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. Loser Pully dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. Academie Fribourg will meet Baeren (#8) in the next round. Pully will have a break next round.
The game in Basel supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader GC Zurich (4-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Baeren (1-3). GC Zurich smashed Baeren 90-50. Nils Wachsmuth nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) for the winning side. GC Zurich’s coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for GC Zurich. They moved-up to second place. Baeren at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. GC Zurich’s next round opponent will be Villars (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Baeren will play against Academie Fribourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Villars – Levaux 69-75

Levaux can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Villars, where they defeated Villars (1-3) 75-69. Levaux forced 19 Villars turnovers. Power forward Arnaud Barapila (196-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds. Portuguese forward Gabriel Monteiro (190-96) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nicolas Reghif (196-89) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Ludovic De Gottrau (194-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Villars. Levaux left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Villars. It was Villars’ third loss in a row. Levaux will play against higher ranked Academie Fribourg (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Villars will play against the league’s second-placed GC Zurich to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Villars: E.Dibrani 16+3ast, N.Reghif 14+9reb+2ast, L.De Gottrau 13+5reb+2ast, L.Perrottet 9+1reb+3ast, A.Bach 8+3reb+1ast, J.Schwab 7+2reb+2ast
Levaux: A.Barapila 25+5reb, M.Gabriel 16+10reb+3ast, T.Wilkerson 14+9reb+3ast, J.Fouda 6+1reb+2ast, G.Alexandre 5+1ast, E.Atcho 5+8reb+2ast

gschID: 889008

Wallabies – Swiss Central 80-69

The biggest surprise took place in Kuesnacht-Erlenbach where host Wallabies (5-0) beat league’s leader Swiss Central (4-1) 80-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Swiss Central. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Wallabies forced 25 Swiss Central turnovers and outrebounded them 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Isaiah Ellis (203-95, college: Chico St., agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds. Bosnian point guard Bojan Sekicki (188-87) chipped in 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) produced 27 points and 7 steals and naturalized Belgian center Stan Leemans (205-92, agency: Promotex) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Swiss Central’s coach Orlando Baer rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Wallabies have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Swiss Central at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Wallabies. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Swiss Central: J.Jones 27+2reb+2ast, S.Leemans 15+6reb+3ast, S.Luc 9+1reb+1ast, M.Lazaridis 8+7reb+1ast, O.Kelechi 4+2reb+2ast, G.Mirnes 2+2reb
Wallabies: I.Ellis 29+19reb, B.Sekicki 22+9reb+5ast, N.Kljajic 13+5reb, C.Carlo 8+3reb+1ast, J.Domingos 6+1reb+3ast, M.Ryan 2+5reb+2ast

gschID: 889009

Baeren – GC Zurich 50-90

The game in Basel supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader GC Zurich (4-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Baeren (1-3). GC Zurich smashed Baeren 90-50. GC Zurich dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Baeren’s 30. GC Zurich forced 23 Baeren turnovers. It was a great shooting night for GC Zurich especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Swingman Nils Wachsmuth (190-96) nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) for the winning side and forward Mario Gull (195-98) accounted for 20 points and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). GC Zurich’s coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Niels Matter (203-87) came up with 6 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Justin Zintz (198-93) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Baeren in the defeat. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for GC Zurich. They moved-up to second place. Baeren at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. GC Zurich’s next round opponent will be Villars (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Baeren will play against Academie Fribourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Baeren: P.Claudio 10+1reb+2ast, Z.Justin 8+5reb, L.Stocker 8+2reb+1ast, A.Yunior 7+2reb, N.Matter 6+7reb+3ast, P.Jeiser 5+1ast
GC Zurich: N.Wachsmuth 21+5reb+2ast, M.Gull 20+1reb, N.Hulliger 9+1reb+2ast, F.Stauch 8+1reb+1ast, N.Kovacevic 7+2reb+6ast, P.Chris 6

gschID: 889010

Acad.Fribourg – Pully 72-53

Academie Fribourg can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Pully (1-4) 72-53 on Sunday. They outrebounded Pully 47-26 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Luka Langura (188-1) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and forward Gael Gillieron (200-98) chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds. French forward Jason Ricketts (195-99, college: San Francisco) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and Tanguy Falk (187-0) scored 10 points. Pully’s coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Academie Fribourg (1-2) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. Loser Pully dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. Academie Fribourg will meet Baeren (#8) in the next round. Pully will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pully: J.Ricketts 12+6reb+1ast, T.Falk 10+2reb+3ast, K.Blaser 8+5reb, Y.Conus 8+4reb, L.Harry 5+4reb+3ast, A.Mawuli-Kplim 4+1ast
Acad.Fribourg: L.Langura 23+3reb+3ast, G.Gillieron 12+13reb+1ast, M.Joanis 11+2reb+2ast, K.Martina 9+10reb+5ast, D.Schommer 6+9reb, L.Robin 5+3reb+1ast

gschID: 889011

Tags : ISAIAH ELLIS, GOLDCOAST WALLABIES, SWISS BASKETBALL





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