German National Team are getting ready for the upcoming 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The training camp is scheduled to take place on May 15-21 in Kienbaum. Head coach Andreas Wagner invited 15 players to participate. They are:
Germany will play in Group D of the Qualifying tournament. They will be opposed by Spain, Sweden, Romania and Bulgaria. Germany tip off their campaign on June 16th. They host Romania in Hagen in the opener. Last year Germany participated at 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. They lost all three games at the first round and occupied the fourth position in their group.
Romy Baer selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - 13 hours ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Romy Baer (187-87). She could not help Nice (9-13) in their last game. Despite Baer's very good performance Nice was crushed 70-44 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Bourges.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France). She could not help Nice (9-13) in their last game. Despite Baer's very good performance Nice was crushed 70-44 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Bourges.
She was the top scorer with 17 points in 36 minutes on the court.
The Regular Season already ended.
Baer has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.6apg, 1.8spg, 3FGP: 35.3% and FT: 73.3% in 22 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the German senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former U20 international center Marie Gulich (196-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). Gulich was not able to help the Oregon St. in their game against the Florida State University (12-6) in the NCAA National Tournament Round 3.
She scored only 4 points, had 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 24 minutes.
The Oregon St. lost 53-66 in Tallahassee to the Florida State University.
The National Tournament Round 3 already ended in the NCAA.
This year Gulich averages: 9.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 47.0% and FT: 69.5% in 36 games.
She played for the German U20 national team in 2014.
#3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in France). Koop managed to help Landerneau Bretagne Basket in a victory against the 11th-ranked Limoges (11-13) crushing them 87-63 in the French LF2 (second division) last Saturday.
She scored only 3 points in 17 minutes.
Landerneau Bretagne Basket (16-7) is placed third in the LF2.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Koop's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 2FGP: 47.6% and FT: 68.1% in 23 games.
Ex-Gruner Stern Keltern player is also a member of the German senior national team.
#4. Center Ama Degbeon (188-95, currently studies in the States) faced previously mentioned Marie Gulich in the NCAA last game.
Degbeon contributed to a Florida St.'s victory against the Oregon State University (1-17) 66-53.
She scored only 2 points.
The National Tournament Round 3 already ended in the NCAA.
Degbeon's total stats this season are: 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg.
She used to play for the German national team
back in 2013.
The list of other players, who all have German passport but never been selected to any of German national teams:
#1.Moran Sapir (168-PG-95, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Elitzur Holon's victory against the leader Maccabi Ramat Gan (18-3) 73-68 in the Israeli D1 last Thursday.
Sapir recorded 7 points.
Elitzur Maclaren Holon (10-11) is placed fourth in Places 1-6 group.
It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
This season Sapir averages: 1.4ppg and 1.1apg.
She has a dual citizenship: German and Israeli.
Despite Sapir's German passport, she previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the German team.
#2.Lyndi Laborn was the major contributor in Bellinzona's victory against the second-ranked Pully (15-6) 74-72 in the Swiss LNA in Saturday night's game.
Laborn recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds. It was her first game for Bellinzona this season.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 6-9. Her team is placed first.
There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical.
Kim Pierre-Louis re-signs with Donau-Ries - 2 days ago
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Kim Pierre-Louis(183-F-93, college: Massachusetts) has agreed on terms of contract extension with Donau-Ries. The Canadian forward will spend the next season in Germany. She joined Donau-Ries at the start of the season. The forward notched 18.2 points, 10.0 boards and 1.3 steals per game in DBBL. Kim Pierre-Louis starter her pro career in Romania. She played for Sf.Gheorghe in 2015/16 season. [read more]
Kim Pierre-Louis (183-F-93, college: Massachusetts) has agreed on terms of contract extension with Donau-Ries. The Canadian forward will spend the next season in Germany. She joined Donau-Ries at the start of the season. The forward notched 18.2 points, 10.0 boards and 1.3 steals per game in DBBL. Kim Pierre-Louis starter her pro career in Romania. She played for Sf.Gheorghe in 2015/16 season.
Review of 2.Bundesliga Round 1 of Semi-Finals - 3 days ago
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Wuerzburg - Bamberg 66-71 Bamberg upset Wuerzburg on the road in the opener. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ladybaskets Wuerzburg won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Don Bosco Bamberg made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American power forward Tori Waldner (196-93, college: Penn St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds (on 6-of-7 sh... [read more]
Bamberg upset Wuerzburg on the road in the opener. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ladybaskets Wuerzburg won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Don Bosco Bamberg made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American power forward Tori Waldner (196-93, college: Penn St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) or the winners and guard Julia Foerner (176-1) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists (made all of her eight free throws). Four Don Bosco Bamberg players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Jessika Schiffer (172-0) responded with 12 points and 6 assists and center Laura Zdravevska (185-97) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Ladybaskets Wuerzburg's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Bamberg: T.Waldner 15+14reb, A.Furman 13+5reb, J.Foerner 13+1reb+5ast, L.Sokman 12+1reb+4ast, J.Perv 7+3reb+1ast, S.Zeis 4+2ast Wuerzburg: J.Schiffer 12+2reb+6ast, L.Zdravevska 11+5reb+2ast, F.Kirchhoff 7+6reb+3ast, A.Riess 7+1reb, M.Wucherer 6, A.Zipser 6+3reb+2ast
Osnabruck SC rallied past Wolfenbuettel for 1-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by Osnabruck SC. Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel was better in fourth quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Osnabruck SC dominated on the defensive end, holding Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel 34-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin forward Milica Milosev (186-93, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. American guard NDea Bryant (183-94, college: N.Carolina) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Osnabruck SC's coach Mario Zurkowski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Alysha Womack (170-91, college: Monmouth) answered with 25 points and the other American import forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel. Top scorers: Osnabruck SC: M.Milosev 23+2reb, P.Amukamara 13+3reb+5ast, N.Bryant 12+9reb+1ast, M.Knopp 8+2reb, R.Tews 7+4reb+3ast, M.Gustafsson 6+6reb+2ast Wolfenbuettel: A.Womack 25+3ast, A.Gloyd 12+5reb+1ast, T.Simon 6+2reb+4ast, A.Draganova 6+1ast, B.Piibur 6+3reb+1ast, N.Rosemeyer 3+4reb
Goettingen held off Neuss at home court. TG Neuss were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American swingman Alissa Pierce (177-86) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (made all of her seven free throws) for the winners. Trinidad and Tobago center Verdine Warner (196-92, college: Shaw) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Goettingen players scored in double figures. American guard Dara Taylor (173-91, college: Penn St.) produced 19 points, 6 assists and 7 steals and power forward Jana Heinrich (188-86, college: San Diego St.) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Goettingen: A.Pierce 20+12reb+2ast, K.Flasarova 16+2reb+2ast, V.Warner 15+8reb, J.Crowder 10+3reb+3ast, I.Visgaudaite 9+3reb, J.Hirmke 2 Neuss: D.Taylor 19+4reb+6ast, J.Heinrich 13+5reb+2ast, F.Worthmann 12+3reb+3ast, D.Weaver 8+6reb+1ast, K.Tzokov 7+3reb, S.Stock 5
Heidelberg topped Bad Hombur for the opening victory. The game was mostly controlled by BasCats Heidelberg. Homburger TG was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Homburger TG 56-27 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Homburger TG helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and center Viktoria Krell (183-85, college: Lindsey Wilson) accounted for 11 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Elena Popkey (168-94, college: Oakland) came up with 16 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Celia Marfone (183-94, college: Cal-Davis) added 12 points and 5 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws) respectively for Homburger TG in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Heidelberg: S.Kranzhoefer 13+3reb+3ast, V.Krell 11+11reb, E.Carlson 10+13reb+2ast, S.Benavente 8+2reb+2ast, L.Lummer 7+5reb, M.Letkova 7+5reb Bad Hombur: E.Popkey 16+4reb+5ast, T.Lehnert 13+3reb+1ast, C.Marfone 12+5reb+1ast, J.Semerda 4+1reb+1ast, N.Czirjak 4+1reb+2ast, E.Bleise 1+2reb+3ast
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