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Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Good Angels Jan.19 Flammes 79%
Keltern Jan.19 Yakin Dogu 79%
PEAC-Pecs Jan.19 Galatasaray 79%
Wasserburg Jan.19 Girona 82%
Nice Jan.19 Abdullah Gul 67%
Nymburk 53% Jan.19 Ragusa
Venezia 53% Jan.19 Macc.Ashdod
Cegledi EKK 57% Jan.19 TTT Riga
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.
  




Rebecca
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Rebecca Tobin (ex Indias) signs at Wasserburg - 3 days ago
TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) landed 29-year old American forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona State). She played in the summer at Indias in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 10 games she averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg. Tobin helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Atenienses in BSNF where in 12 games she had 10.4ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.3bpg. Tobin's team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2014. She is a very experi...   [read more]

Astou Ndour
Ndour number one in EuroCup for round 6 - 1 month ago
Senegalese-Spanish Center Astou Ndour (198-C-94, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Ragusa, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 22-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while her team beat Nymburk (#2, 4-2) 58-53. It allowed Ragusa to take over top position in the EuroCup group E. Ragusa have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Ndour had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point rang...   [read more]

Jessica
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Review of Round 6 of Regular Season - 1 month ago
Group A Sparta&K MR - H-Sirenos 78-59 Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Russian Spartak Vidnoye and one of their biggest challengers Lithuanian Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas had identical 1-4 record. This time Spartak Vidnoye used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Kaunas 78-59 on Thursday night. The game was mostly controlled by Spartak Vidnoye. Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to t...   [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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Moriah JEFFERSON
  
  (170-PG-94)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Jefferson, Galatas.24.2 
 2. Jackson, Maccabi17.8 
 3. Crew, Uniao S.17.7 
 4. Trahan-Davis, Cast.17.7 
 5. Nagy-Bujdoso, Cegl.17.6 
 6. Okockyte, Udomi.17.5 
 7. Murphy, Samsun16.9 
 8. Ruzickova, Venezia16.8 
 9. Macaulay, Nice16.5 
 10. Ristic, PI.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zenta MELNIKA
  
  (197-C-91)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Melnika, Udominate11.2 
 2. Barthold, Lulea B.10.5 
 3. Robinson, Yakin D.10.4 
 4. Jovanovic, Miskolc10.2 
 5. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.10.0 
 6. Jackson, Maccabi9.8 
 7. Tarakchian, Fribo.9.8 
 8. Ibekwe, Girona9.8 
 9. Jones, Uniao S.9.7 
 10. Baugh, Good Ange.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Amel BOUDERRA
  
  (160-G-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bouderra, Flammes10.4 
 2. Medgyessy, Cegledi9.0 
 3. Alben, Galatasaray6.8 
 4. Allemand, Castors6.2 
 5. Chatzinikola., Oly.5.8 
 6. Okockyte, Udomi.5.5 
 7. Cakir, Yakin D.5.4 
 8. Mandic, PE.5.4 
 9. Baer, Nice5.2 
 10. Peddy, Wasserburg5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Moriah JEFFERSON
  
  (170-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Jefferson, Galatas.5.2 
 2. Medgyessy, Cegledi3.6 
 3. Jackson, Maccabi3.3 
 4. Bouderra, Flammes3.3 
 5. Mestdagh, Flammes3.3 
 6. Peddy, Wasserburg2.8 
 7. Crew, Uniao S.2.7 
 8. Wright, Abdullah G.2.5 
 9. Maltsi, Olympiacos2.5 
 10. Walker, Venezia2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tori JAROSZ
  
  (190-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jarosz, H-Sirenos2.2 
 2. Paugaite, TTT Riga2.0 
 3. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.2.0 
 4. Teilane, Keltern1.9 
 5. Tomlinson, Miskolc1.7 
 6. Ndour, Ragusa1.7 
 7. Allen, Good Angels1.5 
 8. Ibekwe, Girona1.5 
 9. Alminaite, Girona1.4 
 10. Papova, Galatasa.1.2 
Player of the Week

 Astou Ndour
  Ragusa
  (198-C-)
  
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