Showing posts from 2015

Bert went to a Top Division Men 1 game in Fleurus, Belgium on Dec. 11th, 2015: CEP Fleurus vs. Cuva Houthalen

After a nice ceremony in honor of Jean-Marie Barbier , a former excellent playmaker and head coach of CEP Fleurus who passed away at the age of 52 a few weeks ago, the game between CEP and Cuva started on a minor note at the Salle Andre Robert in Fleurus on Dec. 11th, 2015. The home squad faced difficulties in scoring and, although the CEPmen played a rather tough defense, U.S. experienced player Ronnie McCollum (1.92 m, guard, born in 1978, ex- Centenary , LA ) found the way to the basket several times to give Cuva Houthalen a nice lead. Bart Maesen (198-F-89) and Lithuanian shooter Vidmantas Uzkuraitus also added some points for the visitors. CEP Fleurus reacted well at the end of the second quarter and were even offered a ball to reduce the gap at -6. They missed the opportunity and Cuva eventually finished on top with a rather large 10-point margin at the half. Despite nice efforts by Kevin Jonniaux (1.98 m, forward, born in 83) and Moussa Ouattara (2.02 m, center/f

Bert went to a Top Division Men 1 game in Fleurus, Belgium on Nov. 20th, 2015: CEP Fleurus vs. KBBC Oostkamp

You need two good teams to get a nice basketball game. And that is exactly what attendees at the Salle Andre Robert got on Nov. 20th, 2015 indeed... It was also a nice occasion to discover the new CEP point guard Seidou Njoya (1.88 m, born in 1989) who already showed all his talent and skills against a very well-balanced team of KBBC Oostkamp . Seidou Njoya quickly tried to boost his new team in the first quarter by hitting a three-pointer and giving some nice assists to his mates. Nevertheless, the very athletic visitors responded well especially via Cedric Berquin (1.98 m, forward, born in 1989), Arno Vandewalle (born in 1995) and young British prospect Jordan Williams (2.02 m, forward, born in 1995). Jordan Williams and his mates stayed in the race through the whole first half. CEP Fleurus of Coach Tony van den Bosch played very well in the third quarter and, mainly thanks to a superb Kevin Jonniaux (1.98m, power forward, born in 1983), looked able to dig the gap.  

Basic-Fit Brussels Basketball with Brandon Ubel ready to start a new season in Belgium's pro league

The Town Hall of the City of Brussels was the hosting facility for the Basic-Fit Brussels Basketball annual press conference which was held last Wednesday evening. The event took place in the Town Hall's Gothic Room with an amazing view on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium. It was a real pleasure for partners, local authorities, representatives of the basketball federation, journalists, reporters and correspondents as well as basketball personalities to walk across one of the world's most beautiful market squares and gather in the splendid hall done in a pure neogothic style. The press conference started right on time at 19:00.   During the well-organized press conference held in a very friendly atmosphere, Coach Serge Crevecoeur announced that Brandon Ubel (center, born in 1991, ex- Nebraska ) signed with Basic-Fit Brussels for the 2015-16 season. The American center has just left Port of Antwerp Giants and will head back the European capital next summer

Bert went to a Scooore! League Play-Off game in Charleroi, Belgium on May 8th, 2015: Spirou Charleroi vs. Limburg United

Those who attended the third and decisive game of the Scooore! League quarter-final series between Spirou Charleroi and Limburg United on May 8th, 2015, did very well in doing so since high quality basketball was played during 40 minutes. Kim Clijsters , the ex-tennis superstar and wife of Limburg United Head Coach Brian Lynch , arrived at the half-full Spiroudome in Charleroi right on time for the tip-off. From the very beginning of the game, Limburg United proved that it would not be an easy one for their hosts. Spirou trailed behind most of the first quarter and the scoreboard showed 17-26 at the end of the first quarter. Despite the low attendance at the Spiroudome , you could feel the play-off atmosphere among the fans. The visitors had a great shooting average, especialy from behind the three-point line. Spirou Charleroi of Coach Jacques Stas came close at 30-35 in the second quarter but the Limburgers remained tough in defense and were able to play quick in tran