Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde: 97-66
The Haantjes started pretty well with active players like Mikhail Linskens (213-C-87, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Wyoming) and Maarten Brysse (205-C-86). The visitors even reached a 14-unit lead at some point in the second quarter. Nevertheless, Sint-Jan ended the second quarter with a 10-0 run and finished the period with a great shot from long range by Naim El Khounchar (193-G-94) on the buzzer to make it a tied game: 36-36. Unresponsive in defense, the Haantjes suddenly lost heart in this game and Sint-Jan's players Mario Brown (202-F-84, college: Jacksonville), Senne Geukens (190-G-83) and Leroy Anthonis (206-C-90) gave them no chance as they kept scoring. The fourth quarter looked easy for the Jantjes who never lost rhythm and even had some spectacular plays in the last minutes of the game. Great job by the 28-year-old US player Mario Brown who flew back the next day to America where he spent Christmas with his family. Score evolution: 15-22, 36-36, 69-55 and 97-66. Best scorers: Sint-Jan: B. Hartshorne 4, V. Verbeeck 4, B. Raes 2, N. El Khounchar 12, A. Druwez 15, S. Geukens 20, L. Anthonis 12, V. Kesteloot 3, P. Smulders 2, M. Brown 23. Haantjes: M. Linskens 22, M. Brysse 15, G. De Lepeleire 10, G. Mestdag 8, J. Bourdeaux 4, F. Moerman 4, L. Lhote 3.
Excelsior Brussels vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 96-77
Excelsior had a good start: +9 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was much better for the young Giants of coach Luc Smout but Excelsior was still ahead. In the third and fourth quarters, the Brussels' team remain concentrated and finished on top. Special mention to Excelsior's player Randy Oveneke (201-F-86) who had great stats in this game: 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block shot, 7 steals and 13 points. Score evolution: 24-15, 44-39, 70-59 and 96-77. Best scorers: Excelsior: N. Verrept 4, M. Depuydt 13, J. Van Haevermaet 13, G. De Pooter 13, L. Maesfrancx 8, J. De Schepper 26, R. Oveneke 13, S. Semijejero 6. Giants II: D. Donkor 37, A. Rojas Palma 16, Y. Schoepen 10.
Gent Dragons vs. Cuva Houthalen: 80-87
Lars Tielens (190-G-88) and Maarten Van Gelder (194-F-83) were missing on the Dragons' side. Under the lead of Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, agency: Two Points, college: Centenary, LA) in offense, Cuva Houthalen took a rather large lead in the first quarter: after 11-18, the visitors had a 0-10 which gave them some reasons to strongly believe in a possible win away at the Tolhuis Arena in Ghent. Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge) and Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) reacted well for the Dragons but US player Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) of Cuva was still very efficient from all ranges. Thomas Van De Vondel and Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) put their team even closer in the third quarter when the scoreboard showed 63-66. Thanks to their great efficiency from behind the three-point line, the Dragons even took the lead (77-75) in the fourth quarter but it was without counting on an excellent Jason Westrol who re-boosted his Cuva mates. The Limburgers were stronger in the money time and eventually deserved the win. Score evolution: 13-30, 36-46, 63-66 and 80-87. Best scorers: Dragons: J. Jones 4, B. Heinle 10, R. Spaens 15, F. Lait 13, T. Van De Vondel 20, L. Enobakhare 11, M. Detiege 3, C. Tshimuanga 4. Cuva: C. Koonings 8, Maesen 18, R. McCollum 11, W. Jacobs 2, J. Westrol 30, Vanwijn 2, B. Tracey 5, O. Hodge 11.
Belfius Mons Hainaut II vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 59-77
The young Foxes of coach Patrick Verdun had been surfing on the wave of success in the last few weeks but it was not the same story this time. Due to the live Ethias League's TV-broadcasting of the Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Liege Basket game played at the mons.arena last Friday, this game had been postponed to Saturday 2012-12-22 at 20:00. Best scorers: Mons Hainaut II: L. Giancaterino 13, E. Lecomte 16, G. Vlamynck 3, L. Schwartz 10, A. Gorgemans 13, K. Tumba 4. Condors: B. De Beukeleer 7, E. Lasisi 3, J.-P. Dedecker 25, B. Bogaert 2, S. Vermeulen 11, D. Bovoy 3, N. Maris 6, J. Gerlo 20.
Kangoeroes Boom vs. CEP Fleurus: 91-79
Around 60 joyful and enthusiastic CEP supporters traveled by bus or by car to De Schalk in Boom to cheer on their favourite team last Saturday. The tip-off was given by Belgian basketball legend Eric Struelens (ex-Racing Maes Pils Mechelen, Paris SG Basket, Real Madrid, etc.). Other (former or current) Belgian basketball stars were seen in the attendance: Kurt Mollekens, Christian and Toni Marion, Thomas Foucart, Boualem Chekaba, etc. After 9-9, the Kangoeroes took a first lead at 13-9. CEP F of coach Paul Vervaeck nevertheless stayed in the race. Dieter Souveryns (193-F/G-83) entered then into the game at the end of the first quarter and, within one minute, hit two three-pointers in a row to give the Kangoeroes a 26-18 lead. The second quarter turned into a Kangoeroes' demo at some point. Kabo's center Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) was very convincing in the paint and CEP players missed too many free-throws and forced too many complicated plays. Dieter Souveryns and Witse Van Schil (188-G-83) were unstoppable and converted many shots for the Kangoeroes. Wim Dobbelaere (198-F/C-85) also proved to be a key player for the Kangoeroes. The attendance and observers were sometimes annoyed by referees' obnoxious calls on both sides. Despite two great drives in the paint by Sebastien Bellin for the home team in the first seconds of the third quarter, the whole second half looked quite different. CEP F recovered well after the break and reduced the gap rather quickly after two consecutive three-pointers hit by Thomas Bauwens (192-F-86): 59-47 and even 59-49 a few seconds later. Young Belgian talents Louis Hazard (199-F-94), who had a very difficult time from the free-throw line in the second quarter (3/10), as well as Amaury Marion (196-F-91) showed the way to their CEP mates. Kangoeroes' coach Tom Poppe had to take a time-out after 70-65 on an impressive dunk by Amaury Marion concluding a great fastbreak situation for CEP Fleurus early in the fourth quarter. Several players on both sides were in foul trouble. Once again, the home team was able to raise its level of play and reached +10. Last efforts by Amaury Marion (again a great dunk), Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex) and Ludovic Pourtoit (182-G-88) were not sufficient for CEP F. Dieter Souveryns remained very efficient through the whole game and Witse Van Schil put the last touch by hitting two three-point shots in a row for the Kangoeroes, right before the final buzzer. Score after 40 minutes: 91-79. CEP Fleurus' President Giovanni Mureddu was rather happy about the nice reaction that his guys had in the third and fourth quarters while Kangoeroes Boom's President Luc Katra repeatedly told observers that his club's ambition is to reach the Ethias League very soon. Free video highlights on RTV Kempen/Mechelen: http://www.rtv.be/artikels/sport/sport-op-zondag/2012122300114775_kangoeroes-boom-verslaat-fleurus-91-79. Score evolution: 26-18, 53-36, 68-59 and 91-79. Best scorers: Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 9, W. Dobbelaere 13, K. De Wit 6, D. Souveryns 30, W. Van Schil 26, M. Gorremans 7. CEP F: A. Marion 11, K. Jonniaux 8, C. Manzanza 2, L. Pourtoit 16, A. Chada 5, T. Bauwens 12, L. Hazard 11, C. Ilongo 14.
Gembo BBC vs. BasKet Tongeren: 108-71
Gembo of coach Stefan Sappenberghs has finished the year 2012 with a large win against BasKet Tongeren. Gembo is now ranked fourth in Division II. Qualifying for the Division II play-offs at the end of the season remain Gembo's ambition. BasKet Tongeren had a good first half with well-present Joeri Moonen (205-F-84). The 23 turnovers by the visitors clearly showed that there was nevertheless a huge difference between the two teams last weekend. Two young talents of Gembo BBC were also given some time to play in this game: Anthony Vermeersch (202-C-90) and Thierry Marien. Special mention again this week to Domien Loubry (186-G-85) who scored 30 points for Gembo BBC. Score evolution: 26-17, 48-40, 74-55 and 108-71. Best scorers: Gembo: D. Loubry 30, P. Van Rillaer 11, E. Van Aken 19, N. Celis 12. Tongeren: N/A
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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