Wasserburg registered the second win in EuroCup Group D. They overwhelmed Sint Katelijne at home court to improve at 2-3 record. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) delivered 16 points to lead the hosts. Sint Katelijne remained winless at 0-5. Wasserburg stunned the visitors in the starting quarter. The German team went on a 26:7 run to take a massive 19-point lead. The hosts dropped 24 points in the second quarter to secure a 50:29 halftime lead. Wasserburg extended the margin in the third term. The German team eased to a 31-point lead with ten minutes to go. Sint Katelijne could not recover in the fourth stanza and surrendered at the end. Tiina Sten (189-G/F-85, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's) notched 13 points, while Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) and Emma Cannon (188-F-89, college: Cent.Florida) posted 12 points each for the winners. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (185-PF-95) answered with 19 points for Sint Katelijne. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) posted 14 points in the loss.
Julie Vanloo selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Belgians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Julie Vanloo (172-93). She could not help Ragusa (4-4) in their last game. Despite Vanloo's very good performance Ragusa lost 53-66 on the road to the leading Familia Schio.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Belgians who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Julie Vanloo (172-93, currently plays in Italy). She could not help Ragusa (4-4) in their last game. Despite Vanloo's very good performance Ragusa lost 53-66 on the road to the leading Familia Schio.
She was the top scorer with 16 points. Vanloo also added 3 steals in 30 minutes on the court.
It's Vanloo's first season with the team.
Vanloo is currently third on the list of best passers with 3.4apg.
She also averaged so far 11.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 59.1%(13-22) and FT: 90.9% in eight games she played so far.
Vanloo is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an experienced international center Ann Wauters (194-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Turkey). She was not able to help Abdullah Gul in their game against Fenerbahce (7-1) in the Turkish KBSL.
Wauters scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Abdullah Gul was defeated 73-58 at home by the second-ranked Fenerbahce.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
This year Wauters averages: 10.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 53.3%.
She is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.
#3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Kim Mestdagh (179-90, agency: LBM Management, college: Colorado St., currently plays in France). Mestdagh contributed to Flammes' victory against the league outsider Tarbes (1-7) 78-64 in the French LFB on Sunday night.
She scored 10 points in only 13 minutes.
Flammes Carolo Basket Ardennes (6-2) is placed fourth in the LFB.
It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
Mestdagh has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.9apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 46.2%(18-39) in eight games.
She is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#4. Shooting guard Emmanuella Mayombo (170-92, also represented by LBM Management, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Gruner Stern Keltern's victory against the tenth-ranked Rotenburg/Scheessel (3-7) 75-61 in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game.
Mayombo recorded 15 points.
Gruner Stern Keltern (7-2) is placed third in the DBBL.
It was her team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Mayombo is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers.
She has very reliable stats this season: 14.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg.
Mayombo is also Belgian national team player.
#5. International point guard Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked JAS FBG (4-5) crushing them 83-59 in the Polish TBLK last Sunday.
She scored 10 points and added 3 assists in 23 minutes.
TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (8-1) is placed first in the TBLK.
It was her team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
This year Ben Abdelkader has relatively solid stats: 14.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg in nine games.
She plays currently for the Belgian national team.
#6. Swingman Hanne Mestdagh (178-93, another player represented by LBM Management, college: Colorado St., currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Eisvogel Freiburg (3-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Mestdagh's good performance Eisvogel Freiburg was defeated 77-66 in Noerdlingen by the higher-ranked TH Wohnbau Angels (#9).
She was the second best scorer with 10 points.
Mestdagh's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg.
She is an international player who is currently on the senior Belgian National Team roster.
#7. U20 international forward Axelle Bernard (188-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the UTEP in their game against the North Carolina State University in the NCAA.
Bernard scored 6 points.
The UTEP was badly defeated 71-55 on their home court in El Paso, TX by the North Carolina State University.
Bernard's overall stats this season are: 3.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0spg.
She used to play for the Belgian U20 national team
#8. Center Serena-Lynn Geldof (198-97, currently studies in the States) managed to help University of Miami, Florida in a victory against the Grambling State University crushing them 89-61 in the NCAA on Friday night.
Geldof scored only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court.
The University of Miami, Florida has conference record this season.
This year Geldof's overall stats are: 1.0ppg and 2.0rpg in three games.
She plays currently for the Belgian national team.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Belgian passport:
#1.Chloe Bully (173-F, college: Catawba, currently plays in United Kingdom) could not help Team Northumbria (10-1) in their last game. Despite Bully's very good performance the league leader Team Northumbria was edged 72-70 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Mystics.
She was the second best scorer with 16 points in 40 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Bully's second season in pro basketball. But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Bully has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 15.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg in six games she played so far.
2017 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Belgium top Group G - 10 days ago
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Poland - Belgium 61:77 Belgium secured the 2017 EuroBasket birth. They beat Poland on the road tonight to claim the top position in Group G. Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 16 points to lead the visitors. Belgium secured a quick start. They unloaded 27 points in the first period to take a 12-point lead. Poland and Belgium exchanged baskets throughout the second period. The visitors ensured a 52:40 halftime advantage. Belgium held Poland to just 10 points in the... [read more]
Poland - Belgium 61:77
Belgium secured the 2017 EuroBasket birth. They beat Poland on the road tonight to claim the top position in Group G. Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 16 points to lead the visitors. Belgium secured a quick start. They unloaded 27 points in the first period to take a 12-point lead. Poland and Belgium exchanged baskets throughout the second period. The visitors ensured a 52:40 halftime advantage. Belgium held Poland to just 10 points in the third term to gain a 16-point cushion before the fourth term. They never looked back afterwards marching to a crucial win. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93, agency: LBM Management) and Kim Mestdagh (179-SG-90, college: Colorado St., agency: LBM Management) delivered 13 points each for the visitors. Aleksandra Pawlak (189-PF-84, agency: Promotex) responded with 14 points for Poland. Agnieszka Skobel (180-SG-89) chipped in 13 points in the loss.
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