Summary of Belgium's Regional Division 1 game CEP Fleurus vs. SFX Saint Michel Verviers played on Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017

In the late seventies and early eighties, a CEP Fleurus vs. SFX Verviers game would have been highlighted in the sport section of all newspapers in Belgium. SFX Verviers even won the Belgian Basketball Cup in 1980 (73-72 against Sunair Oostende).
CEP Fleurus vs. SFX Saint Michel Verviers is now a top game in Regional Division 1 in Southern Belgium. Played in front of a sparse attendance, this game started at high pace for CEP Fleurus. Boosted by their coach Fabien Muylaert, the CEPmen quickly digged a large gap. After 10 minutes, the scoreboard showed 32-12.
SFX Saint Michel Verviers led by Nicolas Tsasa, a former CEP player, could not find any real solution. On the contrary, CEP Fleurus with Burkina Faso's former national team captain Moussa Ouattara as well as reality show celebrity and former player at Benetton Fribourg Olympic in the Swiss LNA Senna Hounhanou performed very well and played very quickly. Despite some nice SFX efforts in defense, CEP Fleurus nullified any danger in the second quarter by speeding up even more. The home team with playmaker Tommy Cirelli, looking particularly fit this season, were on top at the break: 52-26.

In the third quarter, the courageous visitors of Haed Coach Christophe Grégoire managed to challenge their hosts. Nevertheless, CEP Fleurus' sharp shooter Thomas Mertens remained particularly efficient from all ranges. The guests beat Fabien Muylaert's squad 19-20 in the third quarter.
In the last quarter, when the result was secured, the CEP Fleurus coach let his young players evolve and they did very well! Axel Bizet, nicknamed "Lil Kukoc" by CEP Fleurus President Giovanni Mureddu, played a bit less than 3 minutes in the game and scored 13 points (incl. 3 three-pointers) for the hosts. The CEPmen eventually left absolutely no chance to very athletic Alexandre Bousmanne and his mates in this game. Final score: 100-69.

Best scorers:
CEP: Thomas Mertens 35, Max Mureddu 3, Jérémy Steinier 10, Moussa Ouattara 16, Senna Hounhanou 5, Axel Bizet 13, Sébastien Conotte 4, Tommy Cirelli 9, Alexy Degimbe 5.
SFX Saint Michel: N/A
(Pictures: and FIBA)

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