#1. This week's number one is former international power forward Kourtney Treffers (186-94, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A2 (12th division). She could not help Min.Battipaglia (10-6) in their last game. Despite Treffers' very good performance the fifth-placed Min.Battipaglia was edged 73-72 at home by the second-ranked T. La Spezia in the South group.
She had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 18 rebounds. Treffers also added 3 assists in 38 minutes on the court.
It was Min.Battipaglia's first loss after four consecutive victories.
Her team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
It's Treffers' first season with the team.
Treffers belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Treffers averages: 16.4ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 59.0% in the 16 games she played so far.
She played for the Dutch senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international power forward Naomi Halman (191-86, college: Cal-Irvine, currently plays in Italy). Halman was the major contributor in Umbertide's victory against the ninth-ranked Orvieto (3-10) 68-66 in the Italian A1 last Sunday.
She scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Liomatic Umbertide (8-4) is placed fifth in the A1.
Halman has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 46.1% and FT: 69.2%.
She is in the roster of the Dutch senior national team.
#3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was former international swingman Jamailah Adams (180-93, currently plays in Germany). Adams led TV Saarlouis Royals to a victory against the fourth-ranked BasCats Heidelberg 65-58 in the German 2.Bundesliga (12th division) in Sunday night's game.
She scored 12 points.
TV Saarlouis Royals (2-0) is placed first in South group.
This season Adams has relatively solid stats: 11.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 48.7%, 3FGP: 38.5% and FT: 75.0%.
She played for the Dutch national team two years ago.
#4. Guard Tanya Broering (178-84, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 1-point Conquero's victory against the closely-ranked Hondarribia-Irun (5-8) 81-80 in the Spanish LFB last Friday.
Broering scored 9 points in 24 minutes.
Toyota Recreativo Conquero Huelva (4-9) is placed second from the bottom (#10) in the LFB.
This year Broering's overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg in the 11 games.
She is also Dutch national team player.
#5. International guard Myrthe Beld (183-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Argon Uni Girona (8-4) in their game against Rivas Ecopolis (12-1) in the Spanish LFB. Beld did not beat the league record on Saturday evening.
She scored only 2 points.
Argon Uni Girona was edged 63-61 on the road by the leading Rivas Ecopolis.
Beld's total stats this season are: 3.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.
She plays currently for the Dutch national team.
#6. Power forward Fieke Ligthart (184-90, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for SV Halle Lions (10-4) in their game against Oberhausen (5-9) in the German DBBL. Ligthart cannot count it as her best performance.
She scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes.
SV Halle Lions was edged 54-52 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked (#10) Oberhausen.
They ended the series of six consecutive victories.
Ligthart has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg and 6.7rpg in the three games.
She is an international player who is currently on the senior Dutch National Team roster.
#7. Former international forward Sharon Beld (184-88, currently plays in Germany) faced previously mentioned Fieke Ligthart in the German DBBL last game.
Beld managed to help evo New Basket Oberhausen to win against the second-ranked SV Halle Lions (10-4) 54-52.
She scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Beld averaged so far 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
She used to play for the Dutch national team
two years ago.
#8. Guard Francis Donders (170-89, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Osnabruck's victory against the closely-ranked BC Pharmaserv Marburg (6-8) 69-63 in the German DBBL on Saturday night.
Donders scored only 2 points in 11 minutes.
GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck (8-6) is placed sixth in the DBBL.
This year Donders' total stats are: 2.8ppg and 1.2rpg in the five games.
She plays currently for the Dutch national team.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Dutch passport:
#1.Janelle Bekkering (181-SF-88, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Belgium) contributed to a BBC Kangoeroes-Boom's victory against the eighth-ranked Basket Groot (8-6) 81-71 in the Belgian Division I on Saturday night.
Bekkering recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes.
BBC Kangoeroes-Boom (14-1) is placed first in the Division I.
It was her team's 12th consecutive victory in a row.
Bekkering belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #3) and also on the list of most steals (second place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Bekkering averages: 17.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5apg and 2.7spg in the 15 games she played so far.
She has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch.
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