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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.
  



Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Awards 2016 - Apr 19, 2016


Finals MVP: Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87) of Bourges;
Player of the Year: Ashley Bruner (183-F) of Uniao Sportiva;
Guard of the Year: Ivory Latta (168-PG-84) of Edirne;
Forward of the Year: Ashley Bruner (183-F) of Uniao Sportiva;
Center of the Year: Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) of UMMC;
European Player of the Year: Queralt Casas (177-G/F-92) of Nantes;
Import of the Year: Ashley Bruner (183-F) of Uniao Sportiva;
Defensive Player of the Year: Elizabeth Williams (190-C  
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Ana-Maria
Cata-Chitiga
Bourges Basket edge Villeneuve to conquer the title - Apr 13, 2016

Bourges Basket - Villeneuve 54:53 Bourges Basket celebrated the historic EuroCup title. They nipped Villeneuve at home court to win the Finals on aggregate. Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga (195-C-89, agency: Comsport) posted 16 points and 15 rebounds to pace the winning side. Bourges entered the game having an 11-point advantage from the opening leg. They eased to a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. Bourges maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. The hosts piled up a 31:20 halftime adv...   [read more]

Johannah
Leedham
Bourges Basket celebrate opening victory in Finals - Apr 6, 2016

Villeneuve - Bourges 40-51 Bourges made a big step towards EuroCup title. They upset Villeneuve on the road in the opening leg of the Finals. Celine Dumerc (169-G/F-82, agency: Comsport) nailed 12 points to lead the visitors. Bourges came up with impressive second half performance to rally to the victory. Villeneuve and Bourges were tied at 10 after ten minutes. The hosts pulled ahead in the second frame. Villeneuve piled up a 24:14 halftime advantage. But Bourges turned things around in...   [read more]


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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
Points Per Game
 Ivory LATTA
  Edirne
  (168-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Latta, Edirne20.9 
 2. Bruner, Uniao S.20.8 
 3. Pondexter, Besikt.20.6 
 4. Drammeh, PI.20.0 
 5. Milovanovic, Besik.18.1 
 6. Davis, Fribourg17.5 
 7. Williams, Adana A.17.2 
 8. Jones, Chevakata17.2 
 9. Wallace, Uniao S.17.1 
 10. Vandersloot, Geli.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ksenia TIKHONENKO
  Dynamo M.
  (192-F/C-93)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Tikhonenko, Dynam.15.7 
 2. Brandon, Dunav 88.15.3 
 3. Bruner, Uniao S.14.9 
 4. Steinberga, USK P.10.7 
 5. Dolson, Edirne10.4 
 6. Burdick, Napoli10.3 
 7. Williams, Istanbul.10.0 
 8. Ruzickova, Venezia9.9 
 9. Raincock-E., Wasse.9.7 
 10. Bjelica, Istanbul.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nilay KARTALTEPE
  Mersin
  (172-PG-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kartaltepe, Mersin8.0 
 2. Bortelova, Nymburk7.2 
 3. Vandersloot, Gelis.6.5 
 4. Sedlakova, Valosun5.2 
 5. Latta, Edirne5.1 
 6. Dumerc, Bourges5.0 
 7. Peddy, Wasserburg4.7 
 8. Davis, Fribourg4.5 
 9. Bernies, Angers4.4 
 10. Fedorenkova, Dyn.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Sheylani PEDDY
  Wasserburg
  (170-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Peddy, Wasserburg3.3 
 2. Casas, Nantes3.1 
 3. Vandersloot, Gelis.2.8 
 4. Drammeh, PI.2.8 
 5. Bruner, Uniao S.2.8 
 6. Sanders, Abdullah2.8 
 7. Carter, TTT Riga2.7 
 8. Jones, Tsmoki-M.2.7 
 9. Wallace, Uniao S.2.6 
 10. Gross, Udominate2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya SANDERS
  Abdullah Gul
  (191-PF-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sanders, Abdullah2.5 
 2. Williams, Istanbul.1.9 
 3. Ivankovic, Besikt.1.8 
 4. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.1.8 
 5. Melnika, TTT Riga1.7 
 6. Radovic, Reims1.7 
 7. Tikhonenko, Dynam.1.7 
 8. Ciak, Bourges1.7 
 9. Ayim, Landes1.5 
 10. Cubaj, Venezia1.4 
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