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Wasserburg Rebuild To Become Dominant - Oct 6, 2012


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TSV 1880 Wasserburg have entered a new era with the departure of long-running coach Hans Brei and the return of star player Anne Breitreiner as the German club set their sights on dominating the DBBL league over the long term and establishing themselves at the European level. But Bastian Wernthaler, who took over from Brei during the off-season, is aware that building up a name in Europe will take a long time.

"Our goal is over the next three to five years to be dominant in Germany and be champions and make a name in Europe," said the former German women's national team coach. "We want to compete with these EuroCup Women teams and bring the German national team players up to this level.''

"It's clear that it will not happen in the first season. We are playing in the EuroCup Women and just want to get our footing there."


When asked how high Wasserburg are thinking, Wernthaler said: "If a German team can establish themselves in the EuroCup Women over the next five years so that it's regularly a candidate for the quarter-finals that would be a high goal.

"The EuroLeague Women is still very, very far away when you look at the situation and standards in Germany."

Wernthaler knows his team is a major underdog in EuroCup Women Group D, which includes Nantes Reze, Dynamo-GUVD Novosibirsk and BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver.

"The draw was a small shock for us when we saw Novosibirsk. But it wasn't a surprise that we would get at least one Russian team. What can you say? We will be on the road an entire week for that game. We see it also as an adventure," said the coach. "We don't have the experience of the other teams. Our team is entirely new. We want to use the EuroCup Women as an experience and learning tool for our players this year to maybe go after it more next year. It's a long-term project.''

Wernthaler totally rebuilt a Wasserburg team which was swept by Halle Lions in the semi-finals of the German play-offs last season as reigning champions. The team from southern Germany also won the league title five straight seasons from 2004 to 2008.

The only player returning is Rebecca Thoresen while the top acquisition was a familiar face in German international Breitreiner, who played with Wasserburg from 2004 to 2006 before collecting three years of EuroLeague Women experience and a season in the EuroCup Women in Spain, Poland, France and Italy.

"Anne is certainly the leader within the team and she passes her experience on to the younger players. I worked with her when I coached the German national team. So we know each other and Anne is a central foundation for the team," said Wernthaler.

The coach also brought in German internationals Stina Barnert, who played last season in Spain, and Katharina Fikiel as well as Finnish international Tiina Sten, who spent three of the past four seasons in Spain.

"I think we are on a good way. We want to show the German players that we are serious about the EuroCup Women. We want to show them that we want to work professionally and provide a platform in Europe for German players and others," said Wernthaler.

The commitment to the EuroCup Women was the only way to attract the higher-class players to Wasserburg, and the only way to bring in Wernthaler.   




Kayla
McBride
Yakin Dogu and Abdullah Gul clinch Finals birth - 2 days ago
Yakin Dogu BGD - Galatasaray 81-68 Yakin Dogu held off Galatasaray to sweep the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Yakin Dogu BGD. Galatasaray managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yakin Dogu BGD dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Galatasaray's 34. The best player for the winners was American guard Kayla McBride (180-92, college: Notre Dame) who scored 24...   [read more]

Quanitra
Hollingsworth
Yakin Dogu and Abdullah Gul post victories in semifinal opening round - 5 days ago
Galatasaray - Yakin Dogu BGD 81-87 Yakin Dogu outgunned Galatasaray in the semifinal series opener. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-17. But Galatasaray won third quarter 29-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yakin Dogu BGD looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American-Turkish center Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-88, college: VCU) fired 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field...   [read more]

Courtney
Vandersloot
Yakin Dogu, Abdullah Gul, Hatay and Galatasaray set up semifinals - 16 days ago
Yakin Dogu BGD - Villeneuve 73-61 Yakin Dogu toppled Villeneuve to secure their semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Yakin Dogu BGD. Villeneuve D'Ascq managed to win second period 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yakin Dogu BGD forced 19 Villeneuve D'Ascq turnovers. The best player for the winners was American-Hungarian point guard Courtney Vandersloot (173-89, college: Gonzaga) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12...   [read more]


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Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Maccabi Ashdod 5-1 
 2. Cegledi EKK 4-2 
 3. Sparta&K MR 2-4 
 4. H-Sirenos 1-5 
Group B
 1. Abdullah Gul 6-0 
 2. PEAC-Pecs 3-3 
 3. MBA 3-3 
 4. PINKK-Pecsi 0-6 
Group C
 1. Galatasaray 6-0 
 2. TTT Riga 4-2 
 3. Dynamo NR 1-5 
 4. Samsun 1-5 
Group D
 1. Yakin Dogu BGD 6-0 
 2. Good Angels 3-3 
 3. Olympiacos 3-3 
 4. Miskolc 0-6 
Group E
 1. Ragusa 5-1 
 2. Nymburk 4-2 
 3. Nantes 3-3 
 4. Belfius Namur 0-6 
Group F
 1. Girona 6-0 
 2. Keltern 3-3 
 3. Castors Braine 3-3 
 4. Uniao Sportiva 0-6 
Group G
 1. Venezia 4-2 
 2. Nice 4-2 
 3. Fribourg 2-4 
 4. Landes 2-4 
Group H
 1. Flammes 6-0 
 2. Wasserburg 3-3 
 3. Udominate 3-3 
 4. Lulea Basket 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Hatay 0-0 
 2. Lattes Montp. 0-0 
 3. Villeneuve 0-0 
 4. Wisla Can-Pack 0-0 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Moriah JEFFERSON
  Galatasa.
  (170-PG-94)
  Avg: 22
 1. Jefferson, Galatasa.22.0 
 2. McBride, Yakin D.18.0 
 3. Jackson, Maccabi .17.8 
 4. Trahan-Davis, Castors .17.7 
 5. Crew, Uniao S.17.7 
 6. Okockyte, Udomi.17.5 
 7. Murphy, Samsun16.9 
 8. Nagy-Bujdoso, Cegledi.16.9 
 9. Ibekwe, Girona16.4 
 10. Melnika, Udominate16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney PARIS
  Hatay
  (191-C-87)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Paris, Hatay12.8 
 2. Melnika, Udominate11.2 
 3. Barthold, Lulea B.10.5 
 4. Jovanovic, Miskolc10.2 
 5. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.10.1 
 6. Tarakchian, Fribo.9.8 
 7. Jackson, Maccabi .9.8 
 8. Jones, Uniao S.9.7 
 9. Ibekwe, Girona9.3 
 10. Baugh, Good Angels9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  Basket G.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Skerovic, Basket G.11.5 
 2. Bouderra, Flammes9.3 
 3. Vandersloot, Yakin D.9.1 
 4. Medgyessy, Cegledi .8.9 
 5. Allemand, Castors .6.2 
 6. Alben, Galatasaray6.0 
 7. Chatzinikola., Olympiac.5.8 
 8. Ozturk, Hatay5.8 
 9. Okockyte, Udomi.5.5 
 10. Jefferson, Galatasa.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Dora MEDGYESSY
  Cegledi .
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Medgyessy, Cegledi .3.8 
 2. Bouderra, Flammes3.5 
 3. Jackson, Maccabi .3.3 
 4. Jefferson, Galatasa.3.3 
 5. Mestdagh, Flammes3.1 
 6. Peddy, Wasserburg3.0 
 7. Crew, Uniao S.2.7 
 8. Krastina, TTT Riga2.6 
 9. Murphy, Samsun2.5 
 10. Maltsi, Olympiacos2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tori JAROSZ
  H-Sirenos
  (190-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jarosz, H-Sirenos2.2 
 2. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.2.0 
 3. Paugaite, TTT Riga1.9 
 4. Teilane, Keltern1.8 
 5. Tomlinson, Miskolc1.7 
 6. Allen, Good Angels1.6 
 7. Sanders, Abdullah Gul1.5 
 8. Ibekwe, Girona1.4 
 9. Ndour, Ragusa1.3 
 10. Minte, Flammes1.2 
Player of the Week

 Astou Ndour
  Ragusa
  ( 198-C-94 )
  
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