Eiffel Towers Den Bosch won the 2011/12 Eredivisie title. They celebrated 61-65 victory in Leiden closing the Finals with almost perfect 4-1. Den Bosch won three times in Leiden during the series. Last time Den Bosch was Eredivisie champ in 2007. Leiden was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Den Bosch made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game and also had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Leiden helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) answered with 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Canadian forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Leiden. Den Bosch ended the second stage of Eredivisie as No.2 of Group A with 2-2 record. They eliminated Groningen with 3-2 in the Semifinals. Leiden was the winner of Group A (3-1) and outplayed Zwolle in the Semifinals, 3-1. Leiden was the defending champion, but they are officially dethroned tonight.
ZZ Leiden Wins Dutch Cup Final 88-74 - Apr 1, 2012
ZZ Leiden captured the Dutch Cup with a 88-74 win against Magixx for KidRights at the Topsportcentrum Almere. The game opened at the end of the first period with an impressive run by ZZ Leiden (28-17) , which continued the hallmarks of ZZ Leiden success: aggressive defensive pressure and improved offensive ball movement. However, ZZ Leiden grew over-confident and played sloppily in the last minutes of the second period (42-31), allowing Magixxs resilient squad to demonstrate the tenacity which had gotten it to the final. Coming out of the locker rooms, both squads increased their defensive effort, but ZZ Leiden held a double-digit lead during the second half. During the last minutes of the game, the ZZ Leiden fans, already celebrating the Dutch Cup victory under Head Coach Toon Van Helfteren (agency: R.H.Consultancy ). Scorers ZZ Leiden: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) 25, Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) 21, Thomas Jackson (175-PG-80, college: Butler) 9 - Magixx for KidsRights: Markel Humphrey (198-F-87, college: Marshall) 24, Maurice Acker (173-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Marquette) 15, Lucas Hargrove (198-F-88, college: Auburn) 13.
Dutch DBL All-Star Gala 2012 - Feb 26, 2012
Sunday afternoon in the Landstede Sportcentrum in Zwolle, in conjunction with Landstede Zwolle, the DBL All-Star Gala 2012 was a tremendous success. The fans came out in good numbers and were treated to an overall good basketball experience.
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