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Division I Standings
 1. Castors Braine 20-0 
 2. Waregem 16-4 
 3. Belfius Namur 15-5 
 4. Sint Katelijne 14-6 
 5. Spirou Monceau 12-8 
 6. Kangoeroes 11-9 
 7. Liege 7-13 
 8. Jeugd Gentson 5-15 
 9. Houthalen 4-16 
 10. Tulikivi Deerlijk 3-17 
 11. Oostende 2-18 
Last:3/21/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Sparta&K MR 5-1 
 2 Besiktas 3-3 
 3 Adana ASKI 2-4 
 4 Piestanske C. 2-4 
Group B
 1 TTT Riga 5-3 
 2 Orduspor 4-2 
 3 Dynamo M. 4-2 
 4 Udominate 0-6 
Group C
 1 Enisey 5-1 
 2 Edirne 4-2 
 3 Chevakata 3-3 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-6 
Group D
 1 Istanbul Univ. 6-0 
 2 Lulea Basket 3-3 
 3 Dunav 8806 2-4 
 4 Energy Ivanovo 1-5 
Group E
 1 Venezia 4-2 
 2 Nantes 4-2 
 3 Wasserburg 3-3 
 4 PINKK-Pecsi 1-5 
Group F
 1 Landes 5-1 
 2 Nymburk 4-2 
 3 PEAC-Pecs 2-4 
 4 Fribourg 1-5 
Group G
 1 Miskolc 6-0 
 2 Napoli 4-2 
 3 Valosun Brno 2-4 
 4 Blizzards 0-6 
Group H
 1 Uniao Sportiva 5-1 
 2 Angers 4-2 
 3 Belfius Namur 3-3 
 4 UNI Gyor 0-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/5/2016
Points Per Game
 Sara LEEMANS
  Sint K.
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Leemans, Sint K.19.9 
 2. Dowdell, Waregem19.6 
 3. Traore, Belfius18.6 
 4. Trahan-Davis, Cast.16.1 
 5. Sissoko, Belfius14.7 
 6. Maes, Houthalen13.5 
 7. Rozenberga, Vega13.5 
 8. Henket, Liege13.3 
 9. Adams, Kangoeroes13.2 
 10. Goyvaerts, Kango.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shanavia DOWDELL
  Waregem
  (188-PF-87)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Dowdell, Waregem10.4 
 2. Mununga, Liege9.9 
 3. Leemans, Sint K.9.7 
 4. Trahan-Davis, Cast.8.8 
 5. Sissoko, Belfius8.5 
 6. Maes, Houthalen7.8 
 7. Stoiedin, Spirou M.7.2 
 8. Michiels, Jeugd G.7.1 
 9. Rahmanovic, Grosb.6.9 
 10. Traore, Belfius6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marjorie CARPREAUX
  Castors .
  (165-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Carpreaux, Castors6.2 
 2. Devliegher, Wareg.3.8 
 3. Allemand, Castors3.8 
 4. Leemans, Sint K.3.2 
 5. Ballau, Spirou M.3.0 
 6. Dowdell, Waregem2.7 
 7. Celus, Waregem2.6 
 8. Orekhova, Belfius2.5 
 9. Rosseel, Waregem2.5 
 10. Miljkovic, Belfius2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  Okzhetpes
  (186-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Iagupova, Okzhetp.2.6 
 2. Ballau, Spirou M.2.5 
 3. Carpreaux, Castors2.3 
 4. Mununga, Liege2.1 
 5. Delaere, Belfius1.9 
 6. Dowdell, Waregem1.9 
 7. Blommaers, Houth.1.8 
 8. Leemans, Sint K.1.8 
 9. Mayombo, Belfius1.7 
 10. Henket, Liege1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasia LOGUNOVA
  Dynamo K.
  (192-C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Logunova, Dynamo1.5 
 2. Linskens, Castors1.4 
 3. Massey, Oostende1.2 
 4. Palusna, Belfius1.0 
 5. Stoiedin, Spirou M.1.0 
 6. Leemans, Sint K.0.9 
 7. Mununga, Liege0.8 
 8. Lentacker, Jeugd0.7 
 9. Dowdell, Waregem0.6 
 10. Wezenbeek, Tuliki.0.6 
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Division I Round 12: Castors Braine edges Sint Kateline Waver by one point - Dec 16, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 12 in the Division I took place in Sint Katelijne. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Sint Kateline Waver (7-5) to eighth ranked Castors Braine (6-6) 67-66 on Sunday evening. Castors Braine forced 19 Sint Kateline Waver turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Sint Kateline Waver helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Mia Fisher (175-82, college: UCSB) who scored 18 points and 4 steals. Hungarian center Katalin Kurtozi (193-81, college: St.John's, agency: LBM Management) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Sara Leemans (178-88) who recorded 19 points and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Castors Braine have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Willebroek. Sint Kateline Waver at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with Point Chaud. Castors Braine is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Houthalen (#12) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sint Kateline Waver will play against Basket Groot (#6) in Willebroek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Houthalen managed to get a second victory, breaking the seven-game losing streak. This time they edged sixth-ranked Basket Groot 77-76. It was a good game for forward Wendy Bas (186-86) who saved her team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Nathalie Smolders contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Katrien Vercauteren (169-84) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds for Basket Groot. Houthalen (2-10) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Blue Cats. Basket Groot at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Castors Braine. Houthalen will play against higher ranked Castors Braine (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Basket Groot will play against Sint Kateline Waver where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Leader Kangoeroes-B. delivered the eleventh victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Point Chaud (7-5) 92-78 in Sprimont. Worth to mention a quality performance of Janelle Bekkering who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Noemie Mayombo with 30 points and 6 rebounds. Kangoeroes-B. (11-1) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser Point Chaud dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Sint Katelijne. Kangoeroes-B. will meet at home Jeugd Gentson (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Point Chaud will play against Blue Cats (#11) in Ieper and hope to secure a win.
The game in Charleroi was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Declercq Stortbeton (10-2) played at the court of 7th ranked R.Spirou Monceau (5-7). Declercq Stortbeton managed to secure a 6-point victory 65-59. Declercq Stortbeton have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Belfius Namur. R.Spirou Monceau lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Declercq Stortbeton's next round opponent will be Belfius Namur (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. R.Spirou Monceau will play against Tulikivi (#10) in Deerlijk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Namur. Local Belfius Namur (10-2) outscored 9th ranked Tulikivi (3-9) 89-60 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Laurence Van Malderen who scored 22 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Belfius Namur moved-up to second place, which they share with Waregem. Loser Tulikivi keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. Belfius Namur will face league's second-placed Declercq Stortbeton in Waregem in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tulikivi will play at home against R.Spirou Monceau (#8) in Charleroi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 12 Blue Cats was defeated by Jeugd Gentson in a road game 71-61.



Sint Katelijne - Castors Braine 66-67

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Division I took place in Sint Katelijne. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Sint Kateline Waver (7-5) to eighth ranked Castors Braine (6-6) 67-66 on Sunday evening. Castors Braine forced 19 Sint Kateline Waver turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Sint Kateline Waver helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Mia Fisher (175-82, college: UCSB) who scored 18 points and 4 steals. Hungarian center Katalin Kurtozi (193-81, college: St.John's, agency: LBM Management) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Sara Leemans (178-88) who recorded 19 points and 5 steals and the former international point guard Daphne Van Dessel (170-82) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Castors Braine have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Willebroek. Sint Kateline Waver at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with Point Chaud. Castors Braine is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Houthalen (#12) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sint Kateline Waver will play against Basket Groot (#6) in Willebroek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Castors Braine: M.Fisher 18+1reb+1ast, V.Labbe 11+5reb, S.Dochez 10+7reb+1ast, K.Kurtozi 9+10reb+1ast, S.Lucet 8+3reb, L.Foerster 5+3reb
Sint Katelijne: S.Leemans 19+3reb+1ast, D.Van Dessel 11+4reb+1ast, H.Ben Abdelkader 9+4reb+3ast, A.De Baets 6+1ast, Z.Gahayeva 5+8reb, J.Goyvaerts 5+2reb
gschID: 182231


Spirou Monceau - Waregem 59-65

The game in Charleroi was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Declercq Stortbeton (10-2) played at the court of 7th ranked R.Spirou Monceau (5-7). Declercq Stortbeton managed to secure a 6-point victory 65-59. Declercq Stortbeton have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Belfius Namur. R.Spirou Monceau lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Declercq Stortbeton's next round opponent will be Belfius Namur (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. R.Spirou Monceau will play against Tulikivi (#10) in Deerlijk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 182230


Jeugd Gentson - Blue Cats 71-61

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Jeugd Gentson and 10th ranked Blue Cats had identical 2-9 record. This time Jeugd Gentson used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Ieper 71-61 on Saturday night. Jeugd Gentson made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was forward Lynn Delvaux (182-93) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Heleen Adams (173-94) chipped in 19 points. Jeugd Gentson's coach Hamady Ly used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was international Sien Devliegher (175-93) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Danish forward Anda Nedovic (193-83, college: Colorado) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Jeugd Gentson (3-9) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Tulikivi Deerlijk. Defending champion Blue Cats dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Jeugd Gentson will face league's leader Kangoeroes-B. in Boom in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Blue Cats will play at home against Point Chaud (#5) in Sprimont.
Top scorers:
Jeugd Gentson: L.Delvaux 20+7reb+3ast, H.Adams 19+3reb, J.Vermeire 10+6reb+3ast, E.Van Cayseele 9+2reb, E.Wezenbeek 6+6reb, N.Poffyn 3+3reb
Blue Cats: S.Devliegher 19+11reb+4ast, A.Nedovic 10+6reb, A.Plasman 8+3reb, M.Versaevel 8+3reb, S.Miteva 6+7reb, L.Lentacker 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 182226


Point Chaud - Kangoeroes-B. 78-92

Leader Kangoeroes-B. delivered the eleventh victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Point Chaud (7-5) 92-78 in Sprimont. Kangoeroes-B. made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Point Chaud turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of Canadian-Dutch Janelle Bekkering (181-88, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and international Jasmina Rosseel (175-89, college: Drexel) who added 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was international point guard Noemie Mayombo (170-91, agency: LBM Management) with 30 points and 6 rebounds and American center Erica Davis (191-85, college: Yale, agency: LBM Management) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Five Kangoeroes-B. and four Point Chaud players scored in double figures. Kangoeroes-B. (11-1) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser Point Chaud dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Sint Katelijne. Kangoeroes-B. will meet at home Jeugd Gentson (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Point Chaud will play against Blue Cats (#11) in Ieper and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kangoeroes-B.: J.Bekkering 24+6reb+2ast, J.Rosseel 19+2reb, S.Hendrickx 12+7reb, A.Delaere 12+1reb, D.Boonen 12+4reb+2ast, N.Deyaert 7+1reb
Point Chaud: N.Mayombo 30+6reb+1ast, N.Doppee 15+1ast, J.Allemand 10+1reb+1ast, E.Davis 10+9reb, M.Grzesinski 5+8reb, N.Mossong 3+2reb
gschID: 182227


Houthalen - Willebroek 77-76

Bottom-ranked Houthalen managed to get a second victory, breaking the seven-game losing streak. This time they edged sixth-ranked Basket Groot 77-76. They outrebounded Basket Groot 45-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. Basket Groot was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Wendy Bas (186-86) who saved her team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Nathalie Smolders (177-92) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Katrien Vercauteren (169-84) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds and DR Congolese forward Celine Kazadi (178-86) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Basket Groot. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Houthalen (2-10) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Blue Cats. Basket Groot at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Castors Braine. Houthalen will play against higher ranked Castors Braine (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Basket Groot will play against Sint Kateline Waver where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Houthalen: N.Smolders 20+6reb, K.Keil 12+10reb, W.Bas 12+12reb+3ast, A.Zurings 11+1reb, M.Carpreaux 11+5reb+7ast, A.Blommaers 9+6reb+1ast
Willebroek: K.Vercauteren 23+6reb+3ast, K.Hendrickx 12, I.Op De Beeck 11+3reb, C.Kazadi 11+9reb, N.Crelot 6+3reb+1ast, E.Lauwers 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 182228


Belfius Namur - Tulikivi Deerlijk 89-60

The game with biggest result difference took place in Namur. Local Belfius Namur (10-2) outscored 9th ranked Tulikivi (3-9) 89-60 on Saturday night. They outrebounded Tulikivi 39-18 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international center Laurence Van Malderen (192-81, agency: LBM Management) who scored 22 points and 4 assists. Mali power forward Djenebou Sissoko (185-82, college: Union (TN)) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Belfius Namur players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Tamara Van Respaille (186-77) who recorded 11 points and forward Valerie Boydens (175-84) added 12 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Belfius Namur moved-up to second place, which they share with Waregem. Loser Tulikivi keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. Belfius Namur will face league's second-placed Declercq Stortbeton in Waregem in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tulikivi will play at home against R.Spirou Monceau (#8) in Charleroi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Belfius Namur: L.Van Malderen 22+4reb+4ast, D.Sissoko 19+9reb+1ast, A.Salvi 16+2reb+3ast, J.Wojta 13+11reb+1ast, S.Dubuc 6+1reb, S.Deneil 6+2reb+4ast
Tulikivi Deerlijk: V.Boydens 12+1reb, T.Van Respaille 11+4reb, A.Boucquey 8+1reb+2ast, E.Verbeest 6+3reb+1ast, A.Boucherie 6+2ast, L.Foucart 6+2reb
gschID: 182229


  




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