Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. BasKet Tongeren: 77-92
The game remained close in the first quarter: 8-8, 18-14 and 22-22. Neither club took a large lead in the first minutes of the second quarter: 28-30 and 35-36. BasKet Tongeren's scorer Jeroen Eskens (190-G-81) suddenly boosted his team which ended the first half with a 12-point advantage. Joeri Moonen (205-F-84) also played well in offense and helped his team dig the gap: 48-63 and 53-72. On a dunk by BasKet Tongeren's Dean Dillen (210-C-88), the scoreboard showed 59-79 in the fourth quarter. The young Giants eventually reduced the gap and finished 15 points behind: 77-92 after 40 minutes. Score evolution: 22-22, 39-51, 53-72 and 77-92. Best scorers: Giants II: D. Donkor 20, D. Marchant 13, R. Bogaerts 11. Tongeren: J. Eskens 20, J. Moonen 20, K. Doukmani 11.
Excelsior Brussels vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 80-85
There was a real lack of defense for Excelsior in the first half. Despite having lost four times in row, the Condors of coach Steve Ibens played well offensively on the other side. They even recorded a large advantage (+12) at the half. The Condors, led by their center Sebastien Vermeulen (207-F/C-81), outrebounded the Brussels' squad through the whole game: 7/17 in offensive rebounds. The men of coach Serge Crevecoeur, led by Lars Maesfrancx (197-F-90) in offense, reacted well in the third and fourth quarter. Nick Verrept (192-SF-80) and Sam Semijejero (195-PF-77) were also efficient for the home team and the scoreboard showed 66-66 early in the fourth quarter when Steve Ibens took a crucial time-out. His Condors had then a 0-5 run afterwards. The second half was really pleasant. The visitors kept scoring and took a large lead again: 68-76. Last efforts by the Brussels' players were not enough and the Condors eventually stayed ahead. Score evolution: 17-25, 36-48, 58-66 and 80-85. Best scorers: Excelsior: X. Collette 11, N. Verrept 17, M. Depuydt 5, J. Van Haevermaet 7, G. De Pooter 4, L. Maesfrancx 18, J. De Schepper 2, S. Semijejero 16. Condors: N/A
BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 74-89
The Haantjes could not avoid a large loss by a margin of 15 points against the Kangoeroes of coach Tom Poppe last weekend. This puts an end to a nice record of five wins in a row for BBC Oudenaarde of coach Alain Defraigne . Special mention to former Belgian LionSebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) who scored 24 points for the Kangoeroes in this game. Best scorers: Haantjes: N/A Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 24, W. Dobbelaere 2, D. Souveryns 15, W. Van Schil 11, K. De Wit 4, M. Gorremans 17, D. Dhaens 16.
Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Gembo BBC: 94-85
Five technical fouls were called in this game. Gembo led by 8 points in the first quarter of the game: 20-28. Thanks to Olivier Foucart (195-G-84) and Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92), BS Waregem came back in front in the second quarter: 48-42 and 56-50. Despite many efforts by Nick Celis (194-G-88), the visitors remained behind in the third and fourth quarters: 65-54, 73-67, 82-72, 89-84 and 94-85 as final score. Free game video highlights (in Dutch) available here: http://www.focus-wtv.tv/video/waregem-uit-op-revanche-tegen-gembo. Score evolution: 23-28, 56-50, 75-67 and 94-85. Best scorers: BS Waregem: O. Foucart 31, A. Steinbach 22, A. Gueye 16, T. Foucart 9, L. Delepeleire 7, B. Samaey 4, L. Loontiens 3, T. Delmulle 2. Gembo: N. Celis 26, T. Goethaert 13, L. Jansen 12, P. Van Rillaer 12, W. Lemaire 7, A. Goetgeluck 7, D. Loubry 5, E. Van Aken 2, A. Vermeersch 1.
Gent Dragons vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 90-57
Despite leading 21-22 in the beginning of the second quarter, the young visitors of Essor Charleroi and their coach Dufour Sebastien could not do much against Division II leaders of Gent Dragons afterwards. Three-pointers hit by Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) and Lars Tielens (190-G-88) as well as strong plays by the Dragons' big men Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge), Constantin Mukole Tshimuanga (86) and Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) in the paint helped the Gentenaars win this game. Young DragonsEdward Van Herzele (189-G-92), William Van Herzele (189-PG-94), Gregory Claeys and Mathieu Detiege (192-F/G-89), off the bench, were given the chance to show all their potential in the last minutes of this game. Score evolution: 21-19, 39-28, 64-43 and 90-57. Best scorers: Dragons: E. Van Herzele 1, W. Van Herzele 2, B. Heinle 7, R. Spaens 3, L. Tielens 13, F. Lait 3, T. Van De Vondel 34, M. Van Gelder 4, L. Enobakhare 10, G. Claeys 2, M. Detiege 3, C. Tshimuanga 8. Essor: Y. Siegwarth 15, A. Lambot 7, B. Penninck 9, L. Louves 2, J. Stas 7, A. Zuccolini 14, M. Steenberghs 3.
Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Cuva Houthalen: 74-72
The largest lead for the home team was 56-45 in the second half. Odell Hodge (204-C/F-73, college: ODU) played very well inside for the visitors. In the last minutes of the game, two players of the home team as well as one for Cuva Houthalen have been sent out of the game and excluded by referees after a fight. The visitors eventually lost the game by a two-point margin and leaves the current Division II lead to Gent Dragons. Highlights of the game (in French) on RTC Tele Liege: http://www.rtc.be/sport/rtc-sports/1452009-2. Best scorers: Sprimont: R. Delhaye 2, G. Vrancken 10, J.-B. Thome 6, G. Hertay 9, F. Manset 2, F. Delsaute 10, J. Flagothier 2, G. Donnnay 20, F. Forthomme 6, A. Bousmanne 7. Cuva: N/A
Belfius Mons-Hainaut II vs. CEP Fleurus: 67-79
Many CEP fans went to the mons.arena to support their favourite team. Some of the players of Mons Hainaut II already had the Ethias League shock of Saturday between Belfius Union Mons and Belgacom Spirou in mind. CEP shooter Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83) is now back in action (already in Belgian Cup vs. VOO RBC Verviers Pepinster last week) after a rather long period of inactivity due to injury. The young Belfius players of coach Patrick Verdun trailed behind during most of the game but came back at 67-71 with 52 seconds left on the clock. The visitors reassured their traveling fans by hitting important free-throws and spectacular baskets in the final seconds. Score evolution: 14-21, 34-44, 49-63 and 67-79. Best scorers: Mons Hainaut II: E. Lecomte 22, L. Giancaterino 18, L. Schwartz 11, Renard 5, A. Gorgemans 9, K. Tsumba 2. CEP: C. Manzanza 17, L. Hazard 13, C. Ilongo 18, K. Jonniaux 11, T. Bauwens 7, L. Pourtoit 7, S. Muric 6.
Bye: Sint-Jan Antwerp
Cuva Houthalen vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 95-68 (played on 2012-10-31)
Elias Lasisi (ex Limburg United) joins Le Portel - 1 day ago
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ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team last month. In 13 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg this season. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg. The last season he played also at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 34 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2a... [read more]
ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team last month. In 13 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg this season. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg. The last season he played also at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 34 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Lasisi helped them to make it to the semifinals. He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Lasisi has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010. He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. Lasisi has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Kangoeroes and St-Niklase.
Belgian Top Division I round 22 best performance: Francois Lhoest (by Court Side) - 5 days ago
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Former international Power forward Francois Lhoest (196-F/C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Ninane, receiving a Court Side Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 22. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Ieper (#11, 8-13) 94-87. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Ninane is placed at 10th position in Belgian Top Division I. Ninane is rather... [read more]
Former international Power forward Francois Lhoest (196-F/C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Ninane, receiving a Court Side Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 22. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Ieper (#11, 8-13) 94-87. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Ninane is placed at 10th position in Belgian Top Division I. Ninane is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-12 record. In the team's last game Lhoest had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Ninane, through which he has constantly improved. Francois Lhoest has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 18.8ppg), assists (6th best: 3.3apg) and averages impressive 53.5% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was young Sam Hemeleers (180-G-95) of Gistel Oostende. Hemeleers had a very good evening with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Gistel Oostende to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Waregem (#2, 15-6) 86-64. This victory allowed Gistel Oostende to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 13th position in the standings. 15 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories Gistel Oostende managed to get this year. Hemeleers is well-known at Gistel Oostende and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.
Third on the list of top players last round was center Mark De Meyer (194-C-88) of Oxaco (#3). De Meyer scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Oxaco, leading his team to a 92-68 easy win against the lower-ranked RPC Anderlecht (#12, 6-14). Oxaco needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 6 lost games. De Meyer has a very solid season. In 19 games in Belgium he scored 11.0ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and and 3PT: 42.0%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Mitchel Gorremans (191-F/G-85) of Soba - 19 points and 12 rebounds 5. Justin Kohajda (203-C-96) of Gistel Oostende - 17 points and 7 rebounds 6. Gilles Dierickx (213-C-92) of Ieper - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Nick Celis (196-G-88) of Oxaco - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Patrick Hilliman (206-F/C-82) of Melsele - 20 points and 12 rebounds 9. Marius Mwendanga (179-PG-98) of Giants B - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists 10. Jens Bouckaert (PF-91) of Gembo BBC - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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At Forest National (6,000 spectators) BC Oostende won versus Hubo Limburg United the Final of the Bpost Cup with 60-76 (halftime 29-35). It was Ostend 18th Belgian Cup, the fifth in a row. For coach Dario Gjergja the tenth price, even with five consecutive Belgian titles. Corey Walden was topscorer with 13 points at telenet Ostend. Dusan Djordjevic (193-G-83, agency: BeoBasket) (9 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists) was MVP of the game. Seth Tuttle from Hubo Limburg United accounted for 17 poi... [read more]
At Forest National (6,000 spectators) BC Oostende won versus Hubo Limburg United the Final of the Bpost Cup with 60-76 (halftime 29-35). It was Ostend 18th Belgian Cup, the fifth in a row. For coach Dario Gjergja the tenth price, even with five consecutive Belgian titles. Corey Walden was topscorer with 13 points at telenet Ostend. Dusan Djordjevic (193-G-83, agency: BeoBasket) (9 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists) was MVP of the game. Seth Tuttle from Hubo Limburg United accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Telenet Ostend is with 18 wins in 64 editions record holder in the Belgium Cup. Hubo Limburg United-Telenet Oostende 60-76 Hubo Limburg United: Mukubu 4, Proesmans 0, Lemaire 0, Simons 8, Jansen 5, Vanwijn 7, Tuttle 17, Swing 11, Anderson 4, Desiron 0, Miltenburg 0, Lodwick 4 Telenet Oostende: Lambrecht 0, Walden 13, Hemeleers 0, Mwema 10, Keselj 3, Gillet 2, Katic 6, Boukichou 11, Djordjevic 9, Kuridza 4, Kesteloot 9, Newill 9 Quarters: 18-25, 11-10, 14-14, 17-27
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