Okapi Aalstar overcame Phoenix Hagen 101:87. The Belgian team trailed 45:46 at the halftime but managed to win the game. Anderson and Thompson top-scored for the winners with 18 points each, while Clark netted 17. Thomas Dreesen (199-F-88, agency: Court Side) and Hartsock scored 13 points each in a win. White posted 26 points in the losing effort and Gordon scored 16. Bent Schoenen Waregem outscored Gent Dragons 79:73. They led 40:39 at the halftime and then were glad to increase to 6-pont win. Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii) stepped up with 22 points and STEINBACH nailed 17. Thomas Foucart (195-F-84) posted 12, whilst Bart Willy Samaey (199-C-87) added 10. Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) replied with 24 points in the losing effort. Lietuvos rytas lost to Spirou 69:74. The Belgian team started the game with 22-19 and added 21-18 int he second frame. Moreover tehy won the thrid period 16-11 and did not mind 15-21 in the last stanza. Derrick Allen poured in 15 points and Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) netted 14. Sacha Massot followed them with 10 points in the winning effort. Dejan Ivanov answered with 13 points in defeat and Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) poured in 12. Leon Radosevic scored 10 and Steponas Babrauskas ended up with 9.
Matt Lojeski selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - 8 hours ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Belgian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, agency: Pensack Sports). He led Olympiacos to a victory over the eighth-ranked Kymis in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Belgian players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Greece). He led Olympiacos to a victory over the eighth-ranked Kymis (5-8) 90-72 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game.
Lojeski was MVP of the game. He recorded 17 points and added 3 assists in 23 minutes on the court.
Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (10-0) is placed first in the A1.
So far his team won all ten games in the Regular Season.
It's Lojeski's fourth season with the team.
Lojeski has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 68.2%(30-44), 3FGP: 50.8%(31-61) and FT: 78.3% in 13 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Lojeski is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team. He used to play for Okapi Aalstar in Belgian league.
#2. Second place goes to an international power forward Maxime De Zeeuw (206-87, currently plays in Germany). De Zeeuw was the major contributor in a EWE Baskets' victory against the 16th-ranked Walter Tigers (3-14) 86-82 in the German BBL last Sunday.
He scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg (9-8) is placed sixth in the BBL.
It's De Zeeuw's first season with the team.
This year De Zeeuw averages: 9.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 81.8%.
Ex-Verviers-Pepinster player is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.
#3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Movil Estudiantes (9-5) 93-85 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night.
Van Rossom scored 13 points in a mere 16 minutes.
Valencia Basket (12-4) is placed second in the Liga Endesa.
It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
Van Rossom has been at the team for four years.
This season his overall stats are: 4.2ppg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 45.0%, 3FGP: 34.4% in 13 games.
Van Rossom is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#4. Guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, college: Alabama, currently plays in Italy) helped Scandone AV win their game against the 13th-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (6-9) 79-69 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game.
He scored 8 points and added 3 assists.
Scandone Avellino (11-4) is placed third in the Serie A.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Obasohan's total stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Nigerian.
Obasohan is also Belgian national team player.
#5. International point guard Jonathan Tabu (189-85, currently plays in Spain). Tabu could not help RETAbet BB (6-9) to beat Baskonia (11-5).
He scored 8 points, made 3 passes and 4 steals.
RETAbet BB was crushed 84-63 on the road by the higher-ranked Baskonia (#5).
It was RETAbet BB's third consecutive loss in a row.
Tabu's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Congolese.
Tabu plays currently for the Belgian national team.
#6. Point guard Manu Lecomte (180-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Baylor win their game against the Kansas State University (1-2) 77-68 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
He scored 26 points (!!!) in 28 minutes.
The Baylor University has 1-0 conference record this season.
This year Lecomte has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.5apg and 1.2spg in 17 games.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Belgian National Team roster.
#7. An experienced international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonathan Tabu and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game.
Hervelle was not able to help RETAbet BB in their game against Baskonia (11-5). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones.
Hervelle scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
RETAbet BB was crushed 84-63 in Vitoria by the higher-ranked Baskonia (#5).
Hervelle plays seventh season for the team.
His total stats this year are: 6.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Hervelle is also Belgian national team player.
#8. Forward Kamal Tall (203-95, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Montana St. - Billings edge the University of Alaska at Anchorage 69-68 in the NCAA2 on Thursday night.
Tall scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The Montana St. - Billings have a solid 5-2 record this season.
Tall's total stats this year are: 6.4ppg and 4.6rpg.
He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team
back in 2013.
#9. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, currently plays in Germany) managed to help EN Baskets Schwelm in a victory against the sixth-ranked Salzkotten (9-7) 83-67 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game.
Hulsen recorded only 4 points in 9 minutes on the court.
EN Baskets Schwelm (13-3) is placed second in West group.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Hulsen's total stats are: 9.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg in 10 games.
He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team
eight years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Belgian passport but never been selected to any of Belgian national teams:
#1.Andrija Coric (199-F/G-95, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to Cibona's victory against the league outsider MZT Skopje (5-13) 87-79 in the ABA League last Sunday.
He scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes.
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (11-7) is placed fifth in the ABA League.
This year Coric's total stats are: 3.3ppg and 1.7rpg in nine games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Croatian.
Despite Coric's Belgian passport, he previously played for the Croatian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belgian team.
#2.Tyler Haws (193-G-91, college: BYU, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against the league leader Twarde Pierniki (13-2) 91-73 in the Polish PLK last Saturday.
Haws scored 9 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Anwil Wloclawek (10-6) is placed third in the PLK.
Haws' total stats this season are: 9.9ppg and 2.1rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Despite Haws' Belgian passport, he previously played for the USA university national team and probably cannot be called to the Belgian team.
Strangely Haws has never played in Belgium.
#3.Jonathan Dubas (204-F/C-91, currently plays in Switzerland) led Monthey to an easy victory against the league outsider Winterthur (0-12) crushing them 104-81 in the Swiss LNA on Sunday night.
He had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 25 minutes.
BBC Monthey (10-2) is placed first in the LNA.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Dubas' total stats are: 9.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in 12 games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Swiss.
#4.Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92, currently plays in France). He could not help Souffelweyersheim (14-4) to beat Lourdes-Tarbes (10-8).
Kayembe scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Souffelweyersheim was edged 74-72 on the road by the lower-ranked (#8) Lourdes-Tarbes.
Kayembe has reliable stats this year: 11.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg in 18 games.
He has both DR Congolese and Belgian nationalities.
#5.Alhassan Barrie (196-F-95, currently plays in NAIA) was not able to help the Goshen College in their game against the Mt.Vernon Nazarene University (2-2) in the CrRdsL.
Barrie scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
The Goshen College was defeated 83-69 in Mount Vernon, OH by the Mt.Vernon Nazarene University.
Barrie has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg.
The final of the Belgium Cup on Sunday, February 19th (Forest National) is a clash between BC Oostende and Hubo Limburg United. Oostende was in the semifinals to strong for Basic Fit Brussels. The team from coach Dario Gjergja won twice against Brussels: 74-62 and 64-74. It is the fifth consecutive finals for Ostend. The club from West Flanders can win the Cup for the 18th time. For Hubo Limburg United it is the first final in the club history. The team of coach Brian Lynch lost the first... [read more]
The final of the Belgium Cup on Sunday, February 19th (Forest National) is a clash between BC Oostende and Hubo Limburg United. Oostende was in the semifinals to strong for Basic Fit Brussels. The team from coach Dario Gjergja won twice against Brussels: 74-62 and 64-74. It is the fifth consecutive finals for Ostend. The club from West Flanders can win the Cup for the 18th time. For Hubo Limburg United it is the first final in the club history. The team of coach Brian Lynch lost the first game (95-90) from Crelan Okapi Aalstar. The second game brought a 89-80 win. More info about the Bpost Final: www.bpost.cup.be. Brussels-Oostende 64-74 Brussels: PECIUKEVICIUS 0-0, MUYA 4-3, DOWE 4-8, LICHODZIJEWSKI 4-0, SIMMONS 9-5, Loubry 5-6, Depuydt 0-0, Ubel 6-6, Bray 0-4 Oostende: DJORDJEVIC 0-6, SALUMU 8-3, GILLET 3-9, KESTELOOT 4-0, KATIC 8-0, Walden 4-7, Mwema 0-4, Keselj 4-0, Boukichou 2-2, Kuridza 0- 0, Newbill 6-4 Quarters: 21-24, 11-15, 18-21, 14-14 Limburg United-Okapi Aalstar 89-80 Limburg United MUKUBU 7-5, LODWICK 11-8, SWING 7-2, ANDERSON 4-5, TUTTLE 5-16, Simons 0-2, Jansen 3-0, Lasisi 5-2, Van Wijn 3-2 Desiron 2-0, Lemaire 0-0 Okapi Aalstar: EL KHOUNCHAR 8-9 TROISFONTAINES 0-0, TOFI 8-4, V. TAYLOR 5-15, AMIS 7-0 De Thaey 0-0 Landis 0-8, R. Taylor 0-0; Geukens 12-8 Quarters: 29-23, 18-17, 26-25, 16-15
Port of Antwerp Giants picked up on the fourth day of the FIBA Europe Cup with a brilliant comeback. The Giants won after a 33-44 disadvantage halfway against the Turkish Demir Insaat: 86-64. Six players were in the double figures. The selection of coach Roel Moors is now leader in group L. The six group winners and the best second runners up of the six groups qualify for the 1 / 8th finals of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Port of Antwerp Giants-Demir Insaat 86-64
Port of Antwerp Giants: Kanda 0... [read more]
Port of Antwerp Giants picked up on the fourth day of the FIBA Europe Cup with a brilliant comeback. The Giants won after a 33-44 disadvantage halfway against the Turkish Demir Insaat: 86-64. Six players were in the double figures. The selection of coach Roel Moors is now leader in group L. The six group winners and the best second runners up of the six groups qualify for the 1 / 8th finals of the FIBA Europe Cup. Port of Antwerp Giants-Demir Insaat 86-64 Port of Antwerp Giants: Kanda 0, Beghin 8, Peeters 0, Clark 12, Ware 10, Hawkins 13, Anderson 11, Yoeri Schoepen 11, Marchant 10, Smith 0, Rogiers 0 , Conger 6 Demir Insaat: Johnson 10, Yildizli 16, Stipanovic 10, Erulku 0, Eldridge 12, Hayes 6, Caloiaro 9, Tekin 1, Quarters: 20-22, 13-22, 24-9, 29-13 Result group L: Prievidza (Svk)-Gravelines (Fra) 68-79 Standings group L FIBA Europe Cup: 1. Port of Antwerp Giants 4-7; 2. Demir Insaat 4-7; 3. Gravelines 4-5; 4. Prievidza 4-5
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