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Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 4-0 
 2. Aalstar 3-1 
 3. Antwerp 2-0 
 4. Kangoeroes 2-1 
 5. Mons-Hainaut 2-2 
 6. Brussels 1-2 
 7. Spirou 1-2 
 8. Limburg United 1-2 
 9. Liege 1-3 
 10. Leuven 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
Top Division I Standings
 1. Spirou B 6-1 
 2. Waregem 5-1 
 3. Soba 5-2 
 4. Gembo BBC 4-2 
 5. Oxaco 4-2 
 6. Ninane 4-3 
 7. Neufchateau 3-3 
 8. Ieper 3-3 
 9. Melsele 3-3 
 10. Gistel Oostende 2-4 
 11. Gent Hawks 2-5 
 12. Royal Brussels 1-4 
 13. Giants B 0-4 
 14. Houthalen 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
Top Division II Standings
Group A
 1. Latem-De Pinte 2-0 
 2. Leuven Bears B 2-0 
 3. Sijsele 2-0 
 4. Vilvoorde 2-0 
 5. Falco Gent 1-1 
 6. Kortrijk 1-1 
 7. Lambusart 1-1 
 8. NBC Alsavin 1-1 
 9. Oostkamp 1-1 
 10. RPC Anderlecht 1-1 
 11. Gistel Oostende 0-2 
 12. Loyers 0-2 
 13. M.Hainaut B 0-2 
 14. Woluwe 0-2 
Group B
 1. Esneux 2-0 
 2. Hasselt 2-0 
 3. Lommel 2-0 
 4. Tongeren 2-0 
 5. Comblain 1-1 
 6. Geel 1-1 
 7. Guco Lier 1-1 
 8. Point Chaud 1-1 
 9. Sainte Walburge 1-1 
 10. Willebroek 1-1 
 11. Bornem 0-2 
 12. Casino de Spa 0-2 
 13. Ekeren 0-2 
 14. Kontich 0-2 
Last:9/16/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milos BOJOVIC
  Liege
  (198-G/F-81)
  Avg: 21
 1. Bojovic, Liege21.0 
 2. Demps, Mons-Hai.20.5 
 3. Larson, Liege18.8 
 4. Zabas, Leuven17.8 
 5. McNeaill, Kangoeroes17.7 
 6. Desiron, Limburg .17.3 
 7. Troisfontain., Aalst.16.8 
 8. Tuttle, Spirou16.0 
 9. Green, Mons-Hai.15.5 
 10. Loubry, Brussels14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hans VANWIJN
  Antwerp
  (205-PF-95)
  Avg: 10
 1. Vanwijn, Antwerp10.0 
 2. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut8.3 
 3. Simmons, Brussels8.3 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar7.8 
 5. Heath, Limburg .7.7 
 6. Peterson, Brussels7.0 
 7. Spicer, Limburg .7.0 
 8. Gaudoux, Leuven6.8 
 9. Amis, Aalstar6.8 
 10. Thomas, Spirou6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Liege
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Larson, Liege6.5 
 2. Rahon, Limburg .5.7 
 3. Loubry, Brussels5.7 
 4. Jones, Mons-Hai.5.3 
 5. McNeaill, Kangoeroes5.3 
 6. Thomas, Spirou5.3 
 7. Monaghan, Limburg .5.3 
 8. Tuttle, Spirou5.0 
 9. Mukubu, Limburg .5.0 
 10. Channels, Aalstar4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Paris LEE
  Antwerp
  (183-PG-95)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Lee, Antwerp3.5 
 2. Thomas, Spirou2.0 
 3. Libert, Spirou2.0 
 4. Clark, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Jones, Mons-Hai.2.0 
 6. Larson, Liege1.8 
 7. Monaghan, Limburg .1.7 
 8. Unruh, Limburg .1.7 
 9. Simmons, Brussels1.7 
 10. Harrell, Brussels1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan HEATH
  Limburg .
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heath, Limburg .2.0 
 2. Simmons, Brussels1.7 
 3. Spicer, Limburg .1.5 
 4. Amis, Aalstar1.3 
 5. Vanwijn, Antwerp1.0 
 6. Bako, Antwerp1.0 
 7. Reddic, Mons-Hai.1.0 
 8. Green, Mons-Hai.1.0 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes1.0 
 10. Fieler, Oostende0.8 
Player of the Week

 Dusan Djordjevic
  Oostende
  ( 193-G-83 )
  

 Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz
  Spirou B
  ( 185-PG-97 )
  

Belgian Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Mons-Hainaut 64% Oct.21 Limburg Unit
Leuven Oct.21 Antwerp 98%
Oostende 91% Oct.21 Liege
Kangoeroes 81% Oct.21 Spirou
Brussels Oct.20 Aalstar 71%
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Soba 51% Oct.22 Oxaco
Gistel Ooste 58% Oct.22 Gent Hawks
Spirou B 57% Oct.22 Waregem
Houthalen Oct.22 Gembo BBC 93%
Melsele 66% Oct.21 Royal Brusse
Ninane 63% Oct.20 Ieper
Giants B Oct.20 Neufchateau 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Experienced coaches Goethals and Louvrier talk about Meesseman, FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year - Feb 25, 2012


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Emma
Meesseman
The FIBA Europe Young Women's Basketball Player of the Year award earned by Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) on Feb. 6th has been an opportunity to have an interview with Daniel Goethals (agency: LBM Management ) and Etienne Louvrier , two major head coaches in Belgian women basketball. They both know Emma Meesseman very well. Daniel Goethals is a former international Belgian player (with experience in the major Belgian clubs but also in Greece and Spain) who took part in several Belgian Men's NT campaigns in the past. He is the current head coach of BC Dexia Namur Capitale, a former Euroleague Women participant and a top club in the Belgian Division I for women for many years. Goethals has also been the Belgian Women U16 NT coach in 2009-10 and led the U17 NT up to the semifinals at the World Championship held in Southern France in the summer 2010. He has been named Coach of the Year 2011 in Belgium when he was at the head of Declercq Stortbeton Waregem, the team that he led to the Belgian league title that season. Also in 2011, he accepted to coach the Belgian Women U20 NT. He had coached BC Dexia Namur Capitale in 2009-10 already and now accumulates some fantastic experience in women basketball. The other interviewee, Etienne Louvrier, has also been a very much appreciated coach in youth categories and women basketball. He was hired as head coach of Belgian Division I team Spirou Girls Charleroi (which became Spirou Monceau Charleroi afterwards) from 2005 to 2008 and also gained some coaching experience with the Belgian Women U16 and U18 NTs.

Bertrand Larsimont - Eurobasket.com (EB): What are the real key points in Emma Meesseman's way of playing?

Daniel Goethals (DG): Although she is a young player, she shows maturity and experience on the court. She has great hands (precision). Her game vision is also a key point. Her timing in defense and offense allows her to react almost never too late.
Etienne Louvrier (EL): Emma is extremely intelligent on (and off) the court... Very quickly she understands what needs to be done and can achieve it. She can manage. She can also force or play with fouls and knows when to shoot or drive. Emma can easily find the right timing for blocking shots and has a good body placement when playing defense.

EB: Emma Meesseman is still very young. In which sector of the games should she still work and get better?

DG: Physically speaking, Emma needs to get stronger, gain speed and power. She plays as a power forward, which is tougher in foreign leagues. Therefore, Emma needs to get perfectly prepared because she still has problems from time to time when playing against very strong opponents. She must absolutely progress in one-on-one situation when facing the rim, especially her right hand and quickness. One last point: she should work on her three-point shooting. So far, there is no need to defend on Emma when she is behind the three-point line.
EL: Physically, she has to build her body to be able to struggle in the paint at the highest level... and most of all, get a better base position and shuffling movements on strong legs as well as be quicker when running down the court.

EB: Many observers have quickly made a comparison between Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Emma Meesseman. Is Emma Meesseman ready for an international career and can we already predict a wonderful career (like the one of Ann Wauters) for the new 18-year-old Belgian Young Cat?

DG: I think Emma could already play in a foreign league right now but she is not ready to dominate in a big league yet! According to me, she should first progress in the aforesaid sectors.
EL: Yes, I think she is. And I am sure that she will get a very nice career. But she needs a counselor, other than her family circle, who will be able to help her well in the near future... Let's avoid burning her out or willing her to adapt too quickly to a new league and to a professional status. In some respects, she has still to grow up!
DG: Comparing the two players (Ann Wauters and Emma Meesseman) is quite bold. Yes, Emma will have a great career but there is only one Ann Wauters! Moreover, the two players are different as far as height, power, positions (power forward vs. center) are concerned. I have had Ann Wauters come to practice with me for a few weeks and I can assure you that she is physically impressive! Emma will never become that type of a player simply because she does not have the same body. She will have to rely more on technique and outside shooting in a big league!

EB: How can such an award as Emma Meesseman's honorific FIBA Europe Young Women's Basketball Player of the Year title be beneficial to Belgian basketball?

EL: It reflects on the work that coaches, players and staff do for women basketball in Belgium... which does not have enough presence in the mass media!!!
DG: Honestly I don't know! We have no league in Belgium and plenty of internal problems! To make it short, all things that make you leave instead of being attractive. The problem is that we get good results in youth categories but nothing is done afterwards.The training program from age 18 to 23 is a catastrophe and the best talents will get no other chance than leave to a foreign league because there is no professional structure in Belgium. A professional structure is what I'm trying to build in BC Dexia Namur Capitale and that's why I'll try to have Emma on my team in Namur next season but there are many others interested in having her!   




Sigfredo
Casero-Ortiz
Casero-Ortiz's 26 points give him Top Division I Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
20-year old point guard Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-PG-97) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Spirou B and receives a Eurobasket.com Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 7. He had the game-high 26 points adding two rebounds and three assists for Spirou B in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Oxaco (#5, 4-2) 95-92. It allowed Spirou B to take over top position in the Belgian Top Division I. Spirou B have a solid 6-1 record. In the team's l...   [read more]

Stan Leemans
Top Division I Round 7 of Regular Season - 2 days ago
Top Division I round 7 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Soba (5-2) against tenth ranked Ieper (3-3) 83-66 was the most important game of the last round. Ieper outrebounded Soba 37-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Ieper especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Soba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great per...   [read more]

Jacques Stas
Interview: Jacques Stas gives us his opinion on the current Belgian basketball competition - 3 days ago
Belgian basketball legend Jacques Stas has kindly accepted to give Eurobasket.com an overview on the current basketball level in Belgium. Jacques Stas remains one of the greatest basketball personalities in Belgium. With his breathtaking list of accomplishments first as a player and then as a coach or manager, Stas is probably one of the best observers able to analyse the current basketball competition in Belgium. He played for Castors Braine, Maes Pils Mechelen, Spirou Charleroi in the p...   [read more]


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