In a real thriller, Cuva Houthalen defeated last year's Division II champions of BBC Gembo Borgerhout on Sunday afternoon. It was a real propaganda for the Belgian Division II competition. Three-pointers, spectacular baskets, great defensive plays, fantastic percentage, score changes, all ingredients to make a great game of basketball! Although he had a slow start, Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) was quite decisive for the home team in the second half. He and Gembo's proactive Domien Loubry (186-G-85) were the two players who scored the 100th point on each side. In a last effort, Cuva's center Odell Hodge (204-C/F-73, college: ODU) blocked the last three-point attempt by Gembo to definitely offer his team the win. Score evolution: 18-24, 64-52, 83-81 and 119-116. Best scorers: Cuva: R. McCollum 28, J. Westrol 26, O. Hodge 24, W. Jacobs 9, C. Koonings 8, H. Vanwijn 8, D. Clemente 4, K. Schrooten 3. Gembo: D. Loubry 31 and N. Celis 33.
BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. CEP Fleurus: 85-58
Great win for the Haantjes. In the local media last week, home team's center Mikhail Linskens (213-C-87, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Wyoming) had announced a warm welcome to the visitors of CEP Fleurus who have been unable to score much since the beginning of the season. The visitors always trailed behind and had a poor second quarter. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) will be a true leader this season for the Haantjes. Score evolution: 21-18, 39-26, 64-41 and 85-58. Best scorers: Haantjes: G. De Lepeleire 10, J. Bourdeaux 15, J. Salumu 23, G. Mestdag 23, M. Linskens 4, L. Lhote 10. CEP: A. Marion 2, R. Van Den Berghe 2, C. Manzanza 11, L. Pourtoit 12, M. Kouwijzer 3, T. Bauwens 5, L. Hazard 8, S. Muric 2, C. Ilongo 13.
Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut II: 69-76
In the first 20 minutes, Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) and Loic Schwartz (198-G/F-92) were pretty impressive on the visitors' side. Loic Schwartz hit four important three-pointers in the second quarter of the game. Even if the third and fourth quarters were better for BS Waregem, the gap at the half (27-44) was already too big. BS Waregem, led by Thomas Foucart (195-F-84), could not come closer than 6 points behind their guests from Province Hainaut. Belfius Mons Hainaut II recorded therefore a first win in the current regular Division II season. Score evolution: 8-15, 27-44, 43-59 and 69-76. Best scorers: BS Waregem: A. Steinbach 5, B. Samaey 14, H. Loontiens 3, S. Naudts 14, O. Foucart 6, T. Foucart 15, L. De Lepeleire 2, A. Gueye 10. Mons Hainaut II: D. Walasiak 2, M. Pretto 5, E. Lecomte 26, G. Vlamynck 6, L. Schwartz 20, M. Renard 16, K. Tumba 4.
Gent Dragons vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 83-65
The young Belgian Giants of Coach Luc Smout showed their full potential in the first half at the Tolhuis Arena in Ghent. Nevertheless, the Dragons with freshly hired Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) and powerful US player Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge) outrebounded the Giants 39-29 in this game. The hosts also hit crucial shots and maintained a rather good shooting percentage through the whole game: 27/48 from 2-pts range and 6/19 from 3-pts range. Score at half-time: 35-43 Best scorers: Dragons: J. Jones 2, B. Heinle 18, R. Spaens 16, F. Lait 11, T. Van De Vondel 13, M. Van Gelder 7, L. Enobokhare 14, C. Tshimuanga 2. Giants II: A. Rojas Palma 11, B. Van Den Broek 7, M. Van Steenwinkel 4, Ya. Schoepen 14, Yo. Schoepen 7, D. Marchant 16.
Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. BasKet Tongeren: 84-79
Senne Geukens and Vinnie Haerbos (both injured) were missing for Division II leading team Sint-Jan. BasKet Tongeren started well. Peter Pipeleers (202-F/C-80) and Jean Delva (197-F/G-87) showed the way to the basket for the visitors who led 6-11 after 4 minutes in the game. The Jantjes of Coach Steve Cornelis reacted well and, after 14-13, were in front at the end of the first quarter: 24-21 on the scoreboard. Just like last week, when Sint-Jan visited CEP Fleurus, the whole Sint-Jan side remained concentrated and put the visitors 13 points behind at the half: 48-35. Peter Pipeleers sat on the BasKet Tongeren's bench with 3 personal fouls through the second quarter. The guests quickly came back into the game in the third quarter via 48-45 and 52-50 but also missed some attempts later on. It was 63-54 after 30 minutes. When the scoreboard showed 69-70 in the final quarter, the home team made a last effort to take the lead again in the last minutes and finished with a win: 84-79. Ashley Druwez (192-G/F-89), Vincent Verbeeck (196-F-87), Naim El Kounchar (191-G-94) and Brett Hartshorne (199-C/F-92) particularly played well and helped their team record a perfect run (4 wins out of 4 games played) so far in this competition. Here are the game highlights broadcasted on ATV Scoren last Sunday: http://www.atv.be/item/sint-jan-haalt-4-op-4. Score evolution: 24-21, 48-35, 63-54 and 84-79.
Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 76-78
Always very tough to play in Point Chaud Sprimont, a team with Belgian players only. The game was played on Friday, Sep. 28th at 21:00. Short but important win for the visitors after their surprising loss of last week in Sint-Niklaas. The home team of Coach Pascal Horrion has a record of 1 win and 2 losses so far. The two lost games were at home. Best scorers: Sprimont: G. Donnay 12, R. Delhaye 5, F. Delsaute 15, J. Flagothier 8, F. Forthomme 1, G. Hertay 13, G. Vrancken 14, J.-B. Thom 4, F. Manset 4. Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 19, W. Dobbelaere 15, D. Souveryns 18, W. Van Schil 5, Bessems 2, M. Gorremans 19.
Excelsior Brussels vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) (to be played on 2012-11-18)
Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Scooore League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Jon Horford (208-113kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. In 35 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Horford helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. Horford has trie... [read more]
Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Scooore League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Jon Horford (208-113kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. In 35 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Horford helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. Horford has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2014. Horford has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep. and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco). He attended University of Florida until 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Three teams involved in the next Basketball Champions League (BCL) and hosting squad Basic-Fit Brussels with their four new recruits Chris Dowe (193-G/F-91, college: Bellarmine), Jeremy Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston), Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93, college: Marist) and Augustas Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) will participate in the Brussels European Tournament 2016 to be held at Complexe sportif in Neder-Over-Heembeek on Sep. 14th and 15th. Scooore! League 2016 title owni... [read more]
It should be a nice occasion for Belgian basketball fans to attend high-level basketball games at the Complexe sportif in Neder-over-Heembeek, in the Brussels area. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt will most probably come to the Belgian capital with their new German center Daniel Mayr (217-C-95), arriving from Bayern Munich, and their Canadian guard Philip Scrubb (190-G-92), who previously played for AEK Athens. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb, the club of former superstar Drazen Petrovic and many other Yugoslav legends like Kresimir Cosic or Danko Cvjeticanin, should also come to Brussels with an impressive roster, including Zagreb-born Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) who just returns from Rio where he played for Croatia in the Olympics as well as Emir Sulejmanovic (204-F/C-95) who has been included on the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team this summer.
Rilski inks Kelvin Parker, ex Verviers-Pep. - 13 hours ago
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Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) signed experienced 34-year old American point guard Kelvin Parker (184-85kg-82, college: Northwest Missouri State). He played last season at VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster in Belgian Top Division II, but left the team in Apr.'16. In 12 games he had 14.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. The most of previous (2014-15) season Parker spent at Inter Bratislava in SBL where in 14 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg and 2.2spg. He helped them to make it to the se... [read more]
Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) signed experienced 34-year old American point guard Kelvin Parker (184-85kg-82, college: Northwest Missouri State). He played last season at VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster in Belgian Top Division II, but left the team in Apr.'16. In 12 games he had 14.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. The most of previous (2014-15) season Parker spent at Inter Bratislava in SBL where in 14 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg and 2.2spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Parker also played that season for Al Jaysh (D1) in Qatari league. In 14 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.9apg. Parker is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Parker has played previously professionally in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart), Germany (Bayern Muenchen and Dragons Rhoendorf), Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani), Switzerland (Monthey and Geneve Lions), Norway (Asker Aliens) and PBL (Vermont FH). He attended Northwest Missouri State until 2004 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player. Parker could be described:
Physical & Mental: Very quick with good reflexes.
Ball Skills: Strong with the ball... Penetrates aggressively... Runs the floor well.
Offense: Good offensive player... Good shooter from range... Moves well without the ball... Sees the floor well.
Defense: Very good anticipation... Quick hands and feet... Reads the defensive floor well.
Game Knowledge: Will earn a coach's trust with his court vision on both ends of the floor.
Strengths: Effective when he blends in with a team set, as well as when he is asked to create on his own.
Opportunities for Improvement: Needs to continue to work on finishing off penetration.
Overall Comments: Needs to develop more of his game.
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