Showing posts from 2014

Bert attended the excellent Division II game CEP Fleurus vs. Gent Hawks on Dec. 19th, 2014

CEP Fleurus had a slow start... Maybe too slow to be able to win a high level basketball game like the one enjoyed by enthusiastic basketball fans who showed up at the Salle Andre Robert in Fleurus on Friday, Dec. 19 th , 2014. Turnovers, bad passes or wrong choices accumulated for the hosts early in the first quarter. Power forward Gregory De Pooter and elegant player Joao-Pedro De Decker for the visitors capitalized on the situation. The scoreboard evolved clearly in favour of the Hawks . When the scoreboard showed 5-18 in the first quarter, referees had already taken some strange decisions which mainly perturbed the Gentenaars . Mad about such decisions, Gregory De Pooter first and Wim Dobbelaere right afterwards kicked some chairs placed along the sideline and showed some signs of frustration. The Hawks ' Head Coach Wim Meiresonne asked his players to stay calm and not to overreact after referees' decisions. CEP Fleurus needed some time to r

Belgacom Spirou, presented to press and media, defeats LF Basket Lulea in nice, friendly game on Sep. 19th, 2014

It was a perfect sports night in Charleroi, Belgium on Friday Sep. 19 th : the football (soccer) team Sporting Charleroi won against their guests of Zulte Waregem 2-1 in an important regular Jupiler League game and, not far from the Stade du Pays de Charleroi , the local basketball team Belgacom Spirou Charleroi hosted LF Basket Lulea of Sweden in an interesting friendly game.   The new Spirou team was officially presented to the press and media in the late afternoon. Then, around 800 fans gathered at the Spiroudome to attend the first home game of the season played against LF Basket Lulea (ranked 7th in Sweden- Basketligan in 2013-14) and had the chance to discover the well-balanced Spirou squad. Christophe Beghin , Sacha Massot , Dylan Page and Justin Hamilton were missing (injuries) but new recruit Esben Reinholt from Denmark was well present. Belgacom Spirou had a hard time in defense in the first minutes of the game but quickly reacted w

25th U20 World Tournament in Tourcoing, France from Jun. 18th to 22nd, 2014: "les Bleus" defeat Turkey in the final

The World Basketball Tournament of Tourcoing , France has become a classic over the years . Eight teams showed up in at the Sport Center Leo Lagrange in Tourcoing from Jun. 18 th to 22 nd , 2014. Besides a selection of excellent US prospects (the USA Elite Team of Coach Linzy Davis ), the seven  other teams involved in the tourney are currently in their  preparation  campaign for the U20 FIBA European  Championship for Men which will be held in Crete , Greece from Jul . 8 th to 22 nd . Turkey of Head Coach Erhan Toker advanced out of a tough Group A with Croatia , Germany and the USA Elite Team and reached the final after struggling hard against Israel at the semi-final stage. France of Coach Jean Aime Toupane made it out of Group B, also including Israel , Great Britain and Montenegro , and qualified for the final after winning over Croatia in the other semi-final . Led by their star Mouhammadou Jaiteh of JSF