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SYLVESTER MORGAN'S BLOG
209cm / 6'10'' - Center - 1983
Sylvester Morgan Basketball Career
Born: Feb.22, 1983 in Atlanta, Ga. |
One of four sons of Antionette Morgan and has an older brother (Emmitt Thomas) and two younger brothers (Michael and Joseph Massarrachia).
Sylvester is an experienced professional that never quits. A legit 6’10 left-hander with a wingspan of (7’5in/226cm). Ultimately known for his NCAA leading shot blocking records, he scores in a variety of ways. Will knock down the mid-range shot if left open and operates effectively in the low post. Rebounds and defends exceptionally well. Naturall position is power forward(Amare Stoudamire, Andre Kirelenko, Kevin Garnett). Runs the floor extremely well, as noted in college running a 5:18 mile, first on his team. Relentless, tireless, aggressive and passionate as noted by nba scouts. Very coachable. consummate team player that possesses a tremendous amount of mental toughness and potential that has not even been reached yet
2002-2003: Atlanta Metro JC: 14.6ppg, 10.4rpg, 5.0bpg
2004-2005: Georgia St. (NCAA): 29 games: 6.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 12ast, 2.8bpg, FGP: 56.1%
2005: Rome Gladiators (WBA): left in May
2005-2006: In Jan.'06 joined TS Goppingen (Germany-Oberliga): 6 games: 18.8ppg, next month moved to Birmingham Magicians (ABA): 5 games: 14.0ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.0apg
2005: June: NBA Hawks Workout
2006: Marietta Storm (WBA), then joined Reales de La Vega (Dominican Republic-LIDOBA): 5 games: 9.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.0bpg
2006 July: Southern California Summer Pro League (Play 2 Win Delta Jammers team)
2006: Marietta Storm (SEBL): 21.9ppg, 11.0apg, 6.3rpg
2006-2007: Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus-A1), left before the season started, then joined Birmingham Magicians (ABA), then moved to ESC Trappes Saint Quentins en Yvelines (France-N1, starting five): 14 games: 19.1ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3FGP: 17.0%, FT: 44.0%, left in Jan.'07, then signed at Georgia Gwizzlies (ANBL)
2007 July: Summer Pro-Am League in Long Beach (Play2Win Delta Jammers)
2007-2008: $25K/month Drafted #12 by Mobis Phoebus (South Korea-KBL): 3 games: 20.1ppg. 9.8rpg, 5.0bpg, Nov.'07 signed at Caballeros de Sinaloa (Mexico-LNBP, starting five)
2008: Caballeros de Culiacan (Mexico-CIBACOPA, starting five): 24 games: 12.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.2bpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 68.8%, in March moved to Gatos de Monagas Cats (Venezuela-LPB, starting five), Venezuelan League: 2 games: 4.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg; injured later that month, was released in June
2009 July: Korean KBL Pre-Draft Camp in Las Vegas, NV
2009-2010: In Feb.'10 signed at Fukuoka Rizing (Japan-BJ League): 26 games: 5.7ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 42.0%, FT: 61.5%
2010-2011: Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine-Superleague): 7 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg; in Jan.'11 moved to GIE Morrow Disciples (UBA, starting five): 7 games: 14.9ppg, 13.1rpg, 2.1apg, 5.0bpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 50%, FT: 63%
2011: In March signed at Caballeros de Culiacan (Mexico-CIBACOPA): 29 games: 10.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 74.6%
2011-2012: in Oct.'11 joined Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (Lithuania-LKL): Baltic League: 17 games: 8.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 50.8%, FT: 70.6%; Lithuanian League: 21 games: 8.7ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 55.5%, FT: 74.1%
2012-2013: TGI D-Rise Tochigi (Japan-JBL2, starting five), in Dec.'12 signed at Link Tochigi Brex (Japan-JBL): 6 games: 8.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 44.2%, FT: 76.9%
2013: In March signed at Global Port Batang Pier (Philippines-PBA, starting five): Commissioner's Cup: 5 games: 17.6ppg, 15.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 48.0%
2013-2014: In Dec.'13 signed at Gunma Crane Thunders (Japan-BJ League): 15 games: 10.7ppg, 7.9rpg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 65.2%, left in Feb.'14
13th Leading Shot Blocker in the Nation (NCAA) -05
Dominican Rep. LIDOBA All-Star Game -06 (Slam Dunk Contest Winner)
Southern California Summer Pro League Champion -06
UBA All-Star Selection -11
Mexican CIBACOPA Regular Season Runner-Up -11
Mexican CIBACOPA Semifinals -11
Lithuanian Cup Finalist -12
| Division II - Round Seven- Oct.22, 2014 (by Bert)|
Cuva Houthalen vs. Oxaco Boechout: 91-71
Teamgreen has had a hard time in Houthalen, Limburg last weekend. Despite the presence of their star Vincent Kesteloot (201-F-95), arriving from Sint Jan Antwerpen last summer, and an always efficient Dave Van den Brande (189-G-82), the Oxaco players of Coach Raf Vervoort could not avoid a large loss by a 20-point margin. Cuva of Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, college: Centenary, LA) and Dieter Souveryns (193-F-83) are pretty tough to beat in their... [read more]
Cuva Houthalen vs. Oxaco Boechout: 91-71
Teamgreen has had a hard time in Houthalen, Limburg last weekend. Despite the presence of their star Vincent Kesteloot (201-F-95), arriving from Sint Jan Antwerpen last summer, and an always efficient Dave Van den Brande (189-G-82), the Oxaco players of Coach Raf Vervoort could not avoid a large loss by a 20-point margin. Cuva of Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, college: Centenary, LA) and Dieter Souveryns (193-F-83) are pretty tough to beat in their own facilities at the Sporthal Lakerberg. The Limburgers were already way ahead in the first half and went back to the locker rooms with a 19-point margin. Thanks to this win, Cuva of Coach Dirk D'Haese remains on top in the current Division II rankings.
Score at the half: 48-29.
Oxaco: V. Kesteloot 11, D. Van Den Brande 16, E. Derby 15 and S. Van Hoey 10.
Kon. BC Gistel Oostende vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 60-69
Against KBGO, the young Giants have recorded their fourth win a row in the 2014-15 Division II competition. The home team of Coach Sam Rotsaert will play the Condors in Sint-Niklaas next weekend and now records 3 wins and 2 losses.
Score evolution: 16-23, 29-36, 45-53 and 60-69.
Giants II: Y. Schoepen 12, D. Marchant 11 and L. Anthonis 11.
Gembo BBC vs. Soba Antwerpen: 95-83
The first and second quarters of this Antwerp derby looked rather balanced and none of both teams, Gembo and Soba, could take a large advantage. It looked like a remake of North and South in Antwerp last Saturday evening since Soba from Hoboken (in the South of the Antwerp vicinity) and Gembo from Borgerhout (in the North of the Antwerp vicinity) have played tough during 40 minutes. Only Eli Vanaken (85) of Gembo was missing due to a knee injury. The visitors, via Glenn Mannaerts (86) who had 5 three-pointers in the first half, played like true challengers during 20 minutes. The game was not very pretty but it gained in intensity as time went by: a typical derby atmosphere could be felt at the Luisbekelaar in Borgerhout. Gembo, with Frenchman Nicolas Wachowiak (200-F/G-91) who had 23 points in the second half only, managed to dig a gap in the third and fourth quarters. A nice tempo and great transitions made Gembo take a nice 11-point lead after 30 minutes. Moreover, Soba missed a few opportunities and several crucial free throws in the final minutes of the game, which allowed Gembo to stay in front until the final buzzer. The game finished with a nice 95-83 win for the undefeated Greens of Coach Stefan Sappenberghs, all dressed... in white for the occasion. Also to be mentioned: Gembo's player Pieter De Cock (198-F-93) had an open head wound and finished the evening at the hospital.
Free video highlights on the ATV website: http://atv.be/nieuws/2014-10-19/derby-gembo-vs-soba-in-2e-klasse-basketbal/ and on YouTube (by moekeontour): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XWp6utV_U&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ.
Score evolution: 24-24, 46-45, 71-60 and 95-83.
Gembo: P. Van Rillaer 8, T. Goethaert 3, A. Goetgeluck 12, M. Van Es 3, S. Renier 13, P. De Cock 5, N. Wachowiak 25, T. Marien 9, A. Vermeersch 8, M. Swinnen 8.
Soba: R. Haerbos 10, D. Van Heesch 17, G. Mannaerts 18, B. Lenaerts 9, J. Boeckaert 8, A. Ibens 2, D. Bogaerts 9, V. Vanden Berghe 3.
Gent Hawks vs. Basics Melsele: 74-73
It remained a very close game almost al the way, even if the visitors took a 10-18 lead in the first quarter. The following 10-0 run for the Hawks was quite impressive but Basics Melsele of Coach Ronny Bayer reacted very well at the end of the first period: 22-25. The Waaslanders kept cruising and even took a much larger lead: 26-39 in the middle of the second quarter. A new 10-0 run for the Gentenaars allowed the home squad to stay in the race. The Hawks' team spirit was nice to watch and it was a 4-point game in favour of the Basics squad at the half. Despite many efforts displayed by the Basics players like Constantin Tshimuanga (202-PF-86) or Thomas Lamot (190-F-87) in the third quarter, the home team recorded only a 4-point deficit after 30 minutes. Gillis Mestdag (199-F/C-80, college: Siskiyous JC) and Gregory De Pooter (196-F-84) were very efficient in the fourth quarter and, despite poor scoring in the last period, the Hawks had a more convincing finish than their opponents who missed their ultimate attempt to finish on top just a few seconds before the buzzer. Special mention to Wim Dobbelaere (198-F/C-85) who scored 16 points for the Gentenaars.
Free video highlights made available on the TV Oost website: http://www.tvoost.be/nl/sport/rubrieken/sportarchief-tvoost/meest-recente/basics-verliezen-nipt-van-hawks-2014-10-19/.
Score evolution: 22-25, 38-42, 60-64 and 74-73.
Hawks: W. Dobbelaere 16, M. Verspeeten 7, J.-P. De Decker 12, G. De Pooter 9, G. Mestdag 10, L. Lhote 11, S. Caron 9.
Sint-Niklase Condors vs. NBC Alsavin Belgrade: 78-72
This is an important win for the Condors at the Sporthal De Witte Molen on Saturday evening. Niels Maris (196-F-89) and Arno De Decker (186-G/F-95) played their role of true leaders as well as they could and the home team recorded a win against very courageous opponents. NBC Alsavin Belgrade of Thomas Depouhon (195-F-90) and Armand Kabeya (197-F-88, agency: Promotex) did not finish far away from their opponents indeed. Last week, Condors' Head Coach Tom Poppe contacted Eurobasket.com to give an update on the situation with his team. Bram Raes (212-C-86), who has only played 5 minutes in the first game of the current Division II competition (against Oxaco in Round One), will undergo a surgery this week. His rehabilitation should last 6 months and his basketball season is therefore over. Also to be mentioned, Benjamin Bogaert (197-F-86) had an accident at work and should still be missed during two weeks. Coach Tom Poppe can currently count on 5 core players and 2 young talents only. NBC Alsavin will welcome CEP Fleurus and the Waaslanders of Sint-Niklaas will play KBGO next weekend.
CEP Fleurus vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 72-67
Even if the CEPmen remained on top during most of the game, it has never been an easy one for the home squad. Their opponents, with a very efficient Mikhail Linskens (213-C-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Wyoming) in the paint, was never far away in the contest. Young guard Max Mureddu (175-PG-95) was in the CEP starting five in this game and was rather well relayed by Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92, agency: Court Side) who had 14 points (including two three-pointers) later on. Despite currently counting injured players, the 2014 Division II champions of Coach Sven Declercq gave a hard time to CEP Fleurus and was very close in the first half: 22-18 and 38-34. CEP Fleurus of Coach Jean-Marie Barbier and his Assistant Geoffrey Dieu came back from the locker room with great intentions and local guard Lucas Bearzotti (190-G-87) eventually showed all his potential to help his team dig the gap. Bearzotti hit three shots from behind the three-point line. Combined with the tough defense displayed by Kevin Jonniaux (198-PF-83) and a nice team spirit, CEP Fleurus managed to stay on top until the end of the game. Special mentions to Mikhail Linskens and Stan Naudts (195-F-86) who had respectively 23 and 15 points each for the visitors in this game.
Free video highlights on Telesambre.be to be watched here.
Score evolution: 22-18, 38-34, 58-48 and 72-67.
CEPF: T. Bauwens 6, L. Bearzotti 23, S. Bellin 8, K. Jonniaux 5, L. Maesfrancx 4, A. Steinbach 14, E. Vangu 12.
BS Waregem: B. Samaey 7, B. Van Hulle 12, S. Naudts 15, S. Dhondt 1, T. Haeck 7, M. Linskens 23, L. Vanderhaegen 2.
| Division II - Round Six- Oct.14, 2014 (by Bert)|
Soba Antwerpen vs. CEP Fleurus: 74-60
Many teams will fall into the Soba trap again this season: playing at 11 o'clock on a Sunday morning remains unusual at this level of competition. No matter what, Soba players are early risers and, mainly thanks to nice drives by Dimitri Van Heesch and Dries Bogaerts (200-F-86), the home squad responded very well to the CEPmen who led 7-11 in the first quarter last Sunday. CEP Fleurus has been in a positive spiral since their win over Cuva Houthale... [read more]
Soba Antwerpen vs. CEP Fleurus: 74-60
Many teams will fall into the Soba trap again this season: playing at 11 o'clock on a Sunday morning remains unusual at this level of competition. No matter what, Soba players are early risers and, mainly thanks to nice drives by Dimitri Van Heesch and Dries Bogaerts (200-F-86), the home squad responded very well to the CEPmen who led 7-11 in the first quarter last Sunday. CEP Fleurus has been in a positive spiral since their win over Cuva Houthalen in Round Five and their rather good Belgian Cup game played against Scooore! League team Liege Basket (final score: 67-100, via 61-70) on Oct. 7th, 2014. Last Sunday, the Soba team kept playing well in the last minutes of the first quarter and Pim Smulders (210-C-89) made 25-19 for the Antwerpenaars on a three-pointer. CEPF Coach Jean-Marie Barbier asked his guys to set a zone defense but it did not help much. Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92, agency: Court Side) hit a last shot right before the break to soften the visitors' deficit: 39-34. A 7-0 run just after half-time allowed Soba Antwerpen of experienced Coach Glenn De Boeck to build their well-deserved success. Jens Bouckaert scored 14 points in the second half of the game to help his team secure the win after 61-41. Jens Bouckaert was also very proactive on the Soba side and the last CEP efforts in particular by Estime Vangu (195-C-88, agency: Promotex) or Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: Oakland) were insufficient.
Score evolution: 22-18, 39-34, 61-43 and 74-60.
Soba: R. Haerbos 13, D. Van Heesch 8, G. Mannaerts 5, P. Smulders 3, B. Lenaerts 8, J. Bouckaert 17, D. Bogaerts 26, Y. Deville 1.
CEPF: T. Bauwens 6, L. Bearzotti 2, S. Bellin 14, C. Ilongo 2, K. Jonniaux 7, L. Maesfrancx 3, A. Steinbach 13, E. Vangu 13.
Oxaco Boechout vs. Melco Ieper: 81-86
Thanks to Dave Van den Brande (189-G-82), the Greens of Oxaco literally outscored their guests in the first quarter (24-12). Melco suffocated in the first minutes of the game but quickly found so to speak a second breath. Kjell Devacht (185-G-91) and Robbe Naudts (198-F-90) came out of the locker rooms with great intentions and helped the visitors to get closer and closer: 52-50. Melco kept doing well in the paint and from the free-throw line. The visitors were on top at the end of the third quarter: 60-69. Ruben Luyten (195-F-91) hit crucial shots in the last quarter to give the win to Melco. Oxaco Coach Raf Vervoort and the Teamgreen staff cannot wait to see one of their leaders Christopher Pegg (185-PG-82) back in action to give some extra boost to the squad. Melco Head Coach Peter Castelein can be satisfied with the performance of his players in the Division II competition: three wins and one loss so far.
Score evolution: 24-12, 48-37, 60-69 and 81-86.
Oxaco: S. Van Hoey 12, T. Van Hoey 2, V. Kesteloot 14, T. Dekkers 6, D. Van Den Brande 13, M. De Meyer 14, G. Nau 14, E. Derby 6.
Melco: K. Devacht 26, R. Naudts 14, R. Luyten 21, R. Mestdagh 10, T. Debakker 2, B. Deceuninck 2, B. Heinle 7, A. Schepens 4.
Basics Melsele vs. BAVI Vilvoorde: 71-48
The team of Coach Ronny Bayer reacted well after the Basics loss of last week against Kon. BC Gistel Oostende. To be noted: only six players have scored for BAVI in last weekend's game. Basics Melsele will be tough to beat in their facilities at 't Wit Zand in Melsele this season. Basics has a record of three wins and two losses so far while BAVI has not won a single game thus far in the 2014-15 Division II competition.
Score evolution: 19-19, 39-29, 54-37 and 71-48.
BAVI: T.-H. Dilissen 6, F. Marbaix 12, I. Perez 7, S. Van Caeneghem 1, J. Brancart 14, T. Vervoort 8.
Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Cuva Houthalen: 59-81
The Limburgers of Head Coach Dirk D'Haese recovered from their loss of Round Five in Fleurus and outscored Bent Schoenen Waregem, their opponents of last weekend, who have had a tough time so far in the 2014-15 competition. Fans, staff and players of BS Waregem, who were Division II champions last season, cannot wait to see key players Thomas Foucart (194-F-84), Brecht Guillemyn (192-F-87) and Lars De Lepeleire (175-PG-91) be back on the court to help their favourite team which faces a hard time with an unexpected record of two wins and four losses in the current competition. Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, college: Centenary, LA) and his mates digged the gap in each single quarter of the game. Cuva is currently second in the Division II standings with four wins and two losses.
Score evolution: 13-20, 30-45, 48-64 and 59-81.
BS Waregem: S. Naudts 12, B. Van Hulle 6, M. Linskens 9, B. Samaey 17, S. Dhondt 9, D. Denoulet 1, T. Haeck 5.
Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 107-87
Coach Tom Poppe and his Condors have had ups and downs in the current Division II competition. The Condors' injured list is also getting longer and longer: Bram Raes (212-C-86) with a foot injury, Benjamin Bogaert (197-F-86) with a knee injury, Niels Maris (196-F-89), etc. With only six of their key players fit and well last weekend, the Condors trailed behind against the young and quite convincing Giants' team of Coach Luc Smout.
NBC Alsavin Belgrade vs. Gent Hawks: 59-83
The players of Gilet Maxence excelled from long range in the first quarter. They started very well and set a zone defense which particularly annoyed the Hawks. The visitors nevertheless found solutions from outside and hit crucial shots to come back into the race. Wim Dobbelaere (198-F/C-85) hit 7 points in a row in the second quarter to put the Hawks back on track. Maxime Verspeeten (192-SG-94) converted several attempts at the right time for the visitors and the team of Coach Wim Meiresonne suddenly digged a rather large gap: 43-64 after 30 minutes. Robin Spaens (180-PG-92) and Wim Dobbelaere remained concentrated and kept scoring for the Hawks in the last quarter. The very physical visitors also outscored the home team (16-19) in the last ten minutes of the game. Special mention to Maxime Verspeeten who had 18 points for the Gent Hawks in this game.
Score evolution: 20-17, 32-39, 43-64 and 59-83.
NBC Alsavin: S. Beca 9, R. Recko 6, M. Andr 6, F. Prinsen 2, G. Meirlaen 6, T. Depouhon 7, S. Deheneffe 2, A. Kabeya Mukenyl 7, V. Mommer 9, J.-B. Thiry 3, T. Jeanquart 2.
Hawks: W. Dobbelaere 14, R. Spaens 9, M. Verspeeten 18, G. Depooter 8, G. Mestdag 5, J.-P. De Decker 5, L. Lhote 14, S. Caron 7, H. Van Langenhove 3.
| Division II - Round Five- Oct.6, 2014 (by Bert)|
Gembo BBC vs. Oxaco Boechout: 91-70
A very appealing 100% green and white Antwerp derby was played at the Sporthal Luisbekelaar in Borgerhout last Saturday evening. The home squad quickly took a large lead: 17-5 and 30-17 at the end of the first quarter. The young Pieter De Cock (198-F-93) and his French mate Nicolas Wachowiak (200-F/G-91) had been particularly proactive for the Gembo side in the first ten minutes of the game. In the second quarter, the visitors looked better organized... [read more]
Gembo BBC vs. Oxaco Boechout: 91-70
A very appealing 100% green and white Antwerp derby was played at the Sporthal Luisbekelaar in Borgerhout last Saturday evening. The home squad quickly took a large lead: 17-5 and 30-17 at the end of the first quarter. The young Pieter De Cock (198-F-93) and his French mate Nicolas Wachowiak (200-F/G-91) had been particularly proactive for the Gembo side in the first ten minutes of the game. In the second quarter, the visitors looked better organized and played stronger in defense. Tom Van Hoey (185-PG-94) and Dave Van den Brande (189-G-82) helped their team get closer and closer: 42-32 and even 42-37 when both teams went back to the locker rooms at the half. After a great 13-3 run for the home team of experienced Coach Stefan Sappenberghs and 14 minutes left in the game, Stephane Gevers (183-PG-87) and his mates reacted well and put Oxaco suddenly back in the race. The visitors were only 5 points behind indeed: 55-50. It was nevertheless Oxaco's last hope. The game became tough, hard and physical. Many fouls were called by the referees. Gembo's scorer Pieter Van Rillaer (198-F-81) played efficiently and hit shots from all ranges. The scoreboard showed 68-56 for the local team after 30 minutes. Several turnovers and missed shots on both sides marked the last minutes of the game. Four players were fouled out in this match-up which ended with a well-deserved success for Gembo BBC: 91-70 as final score.
Free video highlights on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xn2bbnzREA&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ.
Score evolution: 30-17, 42-37, 68-56 and 91-70.
Gembo: N. Wachowiak 21, P. Van Rillaer 23, E. Van Aken 7, T. Marien 9, A. Goetgeluck 8, T. Goethaert 3, P. De Cock 17, M. Swinnen 2, A. Vermeersch 4, S. Renier 1.
Oxaco: M. De Meyer 3, S. Van Hoey 4, D. De Hoon 8, T. Van Hoey 11, G. Nau 8, D. Van Den Brande 17, E. Derby 11, S. Gevers 8, T. Dekkers 2.
Melco Ieper vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 80-53
Both teams are currently facing problems due to several injuries. 2014 Division II champions of Bent Schoenen Waregem have three major players on their injured list. Therefore, the men of Sven De Clercq have had a hard time in this competition so far. Very early in this game, BS Waregem trailed behind while Melco could count on the experience of Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge) to help his squad take a 20-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. The hosts kept cruising through the whole game: 39-21, 67-34 (biggest lead) and 80-53 (final score).
See the full TV report on the official website of Focus WTV: http://www.focus-wtv.be/sport/melco-ieper-klopt-bm-waregem-met-80-53.
Score evolution: 20-12, 39-21, 67-34 and 80-53.
Melco: C. Benoot 1, R. Mestdagh 15, T. De Backer 6, K. Devacht 11, R. Luyten 6, R. Naudts 4, B. Deceuninck 12, B. Heinle 13, A. Schepens 8, M. Ouattara 4.
BS Waregem: B. Samaey 8, B. Van Hulle 12, S. Naudts 9, S. Dhondt 3, T. Haeck 5, T. Bruyneel 9, M. Linskens 7.
BAVI Vilvoorde vs. Soba Antwerpen: 68-74
Robin Haerbos (180-PG-94), Pim Smulders (210-C-89), Yiri Deville and co. have built their success particularly in the second and third quarters of the game. The home side, led by Ivan Perez (186-PG-90) in scoring, came close in the final quarter of the game but, despite many efforts, BAVI could never overpass Soba of Coach Glenn De Boeck. Soba currently has a 2-2 record in the competition and BAVI hopes to win a first game in Division II as soon as possible.
Score evolution: 15-20, 29-40, 41-55 and 68-74.
BAVI: I. Bako 7, T.-H. Dilissen 11, F. Marbaix 13, I. Perez 16, S. Van Caeneghem 11, T. Van Roy 6, T. Vervoort 4.
Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. NBC Alsavin Belgrade: 97-77
NBC Alsavin Belgrade of Coach Gilet Maxence looks courageous each week but has not been able to grab a win since the beginning of the season yet. On the other hand, the young Giants of Luc Smout have had quite a few convincing games so far. They put in a good performance again last weekend. The Giants have won twice and lost once in the current Division II regular season. NBC Alsavin Belgrade has reached an unglamorous 0-4 record thus far.
CEP Fleurus vs. Cuva Houthalen: 92-83
After a poor start to the season, the CEPF players had to react in order to make their loyal supporters eventually more satisfied. Those who went to the Salle Andre Robert to attend the CEP Fleurus vs. Cuva Houthalen game last Friday night were pretty lucky. It has been a very good game with some ups and downs but with high intensity all the way to the final buzzer. CEPF forward Kevin Jonniaux (198-PF-83) proved to be a sharp-shooter as he responded from long range to Dieter Souveryns (193-F-83) who was also very efficient for the visitors. Dieter Souveryns was helped by his experienced team mate Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, college: Centenary, LA) who showed his full potential in the first and second quarters of the game. CEP Fleurus, with hard-working big man Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: Oakland) finished well in the first quarter (18-16) but was again unable to stop Cuva's scorer Souveryns as well as other shooters Bart Maesen (198-F-89) and Martijn Hendrix (183-G-86). Cuva Houthalen's shooting percentage was almost perfect and the Limburgers were on top at half-way: 41-49. Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92, agency: Court Side) played as a true leader and Kevin Jonniaux kept scoring for CEP Fleurus after the break. CEP Captain Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex) also scored a few important baskets and, most of all, was eventually able to stop Dieter Souveryns: 54-51 in the middle of the third quarter. Ronnie McCollum nevertheless remained a threat and Cuva still had a 3-point advantage after 30 minutes. The last quarter turned out to be perfect for the home side. Thomas Bauwens (193-F-86) came off the bench at the right time and hit two very important three-pointers to give CEP Fleurus a nice lead. Former Belgian Lion Sebastien Bellin showed his influence again and finished the job by also hitting two crucial three-point shots from downtown and two decisive free throws in the final minutes. Cuva of Coach Dirk D'Haese was outscored 26-14 in the last quarter. The local fans and staff looked relieved with the first CEP success of the season. "It has been such a long time without a winning feeling," told President Giovanni Mureddu at the end of the game. He was particularly happy to have seen his whole team play hard with a strong fighting spirit through the whole game and his guard Arne Steinbach who had eventually played an excellent game for almost 40 minutes. President Mureddu was also satisfied with the great coaching performance by Jean-Marie Barbier. Special mentions to very young talents Darnell Snyers (181-PG-98) on the Cuva side and Thomas Mertens (190-F-93) for CEP Fleurus.
Free video highlights made available on the Telesambre website: http://telesambre.be/basket-cep-fleurus-d2-basket-cep-fleurus-houthalen_d_11201.html.
Score evolution: 18-16, 41-49, 66-69 and 92-83.
CEPF: T. Bauwens 8, S. Bellin 15, C. Ilongo 14, K. Jonniaux 24, L. Maesfrancx 6, T. Mertens 4, A. Steinbach 12, E. Vangu 9.
Cuva: C. Koonings 5, B. Maesen 12, R. McCollum 23, M. Hendrix 10, D. Snyers 7, D. Clemente 4, D. Souveryns 22.
Kon. BC Gistel Oostende vs. Basics Melsele: 85-73
The young Duva KBGO squad has won a third game this season. The men of Coach Sam Rotsaert and his Assistant Peter Vanhoucke have a record of 3 wins and 1 loss so far in the competition. Since the start of the 2014-15 Division II regular season, the visitors have had a more difficult time: 2 wins and 2 defeats. Basics Melsele of Coach Ronny Bayer has lost twice away and will welcome another Division II newcomer (BAVI Vilvoorde) next weekend. No game is scheduled for KGBO next weekend.
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