Sweden claimed the second win at the U20 European Championship. They overcame German counterparts to improve at 2-1 record in Group D. The victory allowed the Scandinavian team reach the Second Stage of the tournament. Germany also qualified for the next stage from the third position in the group. Sweden snatched a 16:12 lead after ten minutes of action. Germany however erased the deficit in the second frame. They knotted things up at 31-all at halftime. Sweden went on a decisive run in the third period. They sparked with a 10:2 run to gain a 41:33 lead. Later Elin Gustavsson (186-F-93) organized a 14:2 rally from the Scandinavian side as they built a 57:42 advantage before the fourth period. Germany were able to narrow the gap at 6-point mark midway through the fourth frame. But Nystrom hit four free throws and Sweden ran away to a comfortable win at the end. Elin Gustavsson chipped in 18 points for Sweden. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) added 14 points for the winners. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) responded with 19 points for Germany. Carla Bellscheidt (183-F-94) had 12 points in the loss.
DBBL Round 1 of Finals. Wasserburg claim opening win - 20 hours ago
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FINAL Wasserburg - Keltern 78-66 Wasserburg knocked down Keltern for the opening victory in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by TSV 1880 Wasserburg. Gruner Stern Keltern was better in third quarter 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TSV 1880 Wasserburg won last quarter 22-12. They also forced 23 Gruner Stern Keltern turnovers. American point guard Sheylani Peddy (170-88, college... [read more]
Wasserburg knocked down Keltern for the opening victory in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by TSV 1880 Wasserburg. Gruner Stern Keltern was better in third quarter 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TSV 1880 Wasserburg won last quarter 22-12. They also forced 23 Gruner Stern Keltern turnovers. American point guard Sheylani Peddy (170-88, college: Temple, agency: LBM Management) stepped up and scored 32 points for the winners and her fellow American import forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American power forward Kristi Mokube (188-93, college: George Mason) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and Belgian Emmanuella Mayombo (170-92, agency: LBM Management) scored 17 points. Top scorers: Wasserburg: S.Peddy 32+3reb+3ast, N.Fontaine 12+4reb+2ast, R.Tobin 12+9reb+4ast, A.Tarasava 8+5ast, M.Deura 7+1ast, A.Fikiel 5+3reb Keltern: E.Mayombo 17+4reb+2ast, K.Mokube 16+12reb, A.Teilane 11+6reb+3ast, Q.Davis 7+2reb+3ast, S.Wagner 5+1reb+1ast, M.Pokk 4+1reb
Marburg stormed past Saarlouis in the consolation finals series. BC Pharmaserv Marburg outrebounded TV Saarlouis Royals 39-18 including a 27-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Bulgarian power forward Diana Voynova (192-88, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Svenja Greunke (188-89) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. BC Pharmaserv Marburg's coach Patrick Unger felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Portia Durrett (185-92, college: Oklahoma) answered with 15 points and Latvian forward Sabine Niedola (184-91) added 13 points in the effort for TV Saarlouis Royals. Top scorers: Marburg: D.Voynova 23+6reb+2ast, S.Greunke 14+8reb+6ast, F.Schaake 13+5reb+1ast, T.Baker 9+5reb+2ast, K.Yohn 9+5reb+1ast, P.Bradley 5+2reb+3ast Saarlouis: P.Durrett 15+4reb+1ast, S.Niedola 13+4reb+3ast, A.Tisdale 9+1reb+2ast, J.Adams 6+4reb+1ast, N.Mossong 4+1reb+1ast, M.Meynadier 4+4reb+2ast
Romy Baer selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Romy Baer (187-87). She led Nice to a victory over the third-ranked Tarbes in the French LFB in Wednesday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France). She led Nice to a victory over the third-ranked Tarbes (4-2) crushing them 84-59 in the French LFB in Wednesday night's game.
Baer was MVP of the game. She scored 19 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 8 assists (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line) in 38 minutes on the court.
Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (4-2) is placed fourth in Play-Out group.
Baer has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.5apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 49.7%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 76.7% in 26 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the German senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in France). Koop contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Reims (15-11) 79-62 in the French LF2 (second division) last Wednesday.
She scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks.
Landerneau Bretagne Basket (18-8) is placed third in the LF2.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
It's Koop's first season with the team.
This year Koop averages: 6.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 2FGP: 48.0% and FT: 67.2%.
Ex-Gruner Stern Keltern player is in the roster of the German senior national team.
#3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international center Nadine Grieb (184-87, currently plays in Luxembourg). She could not help AB Contern (14-10) in their last game. Despite Grieb's very good performance the fourth-placed AB Contern (14-10) lost 67-78 on the road to the second-ranked Musel Pikes in the Places 1-6 group.
She was the top scorer with 18 points. Grieb also added 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 40 minutes.
They ended the series of three consecutive victories.
Grieb is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her fifth year in AB Contern's roster.
This season she has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 74.1% in 24 games.
Grieb played for the German U20 national team ten years ago.
#4. Power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Tigers' victory against the tenth-ranked Suns (3-7) 71-66 in the Australian State League (second division) last Tuesday.
She scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 32 minutes.
Willetton Tigers (12-6) are placed in SBL group.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Hootmann has reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 3.5apg in two games.
She used to play for the German U20 national team
back in 2005.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has German passport:
#1.Myrielle Platte (166-G-94, currently plays in Luxembourg) contributed to a Musel Pikes' victory against the fourth-ranked AB Contern (14-10) 78-67 in the Luxembourg Total League in Sunday night's game.
She scored 6 points.
Musel Pikes (17-7) is placed second in Places 1-6 group.
Platte's overall stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 3.6rpg.
The Chabibeh Chiyah club of Beirut add to their roster the international forward Florencia Palacios (183-F-85) ex Barmer TV Wuppertal for the final four that will be played in the month of May. The final four of the Lebanese championship will see involved the teams of Chabibeh Chiyah, Al Riyadi, Antranik Beirut and Homentmen-Antelias. Florencia Palacios (183-F-85) makes 10, the Argentinian player with her last sign in Lebanon makes ten different countries experiences. Palacios, that hold... [read more]
The Chabibeh Chiyah club of Beirut add to their roster the international forward Florencia Palacios (183-F-85) ex Barmer TV Wuppertal for the final four that will be played in the month of May. The final four of the Lebanese championship will see involved the teams of Chabibeh Chiyah, Al Riyadi, Antranik Beirut and Homentmen-Antelias. Florencia Palacios (183-F-85) makes 10, the Argentinian player with her last sign in Lebanon makes ten different countries experiences. Palacios, that hold also the Italian passport, is a real globetrotter of the basketball she has played previously professionally in Argentina (Lanus, Velez Sarfield, Union Florida and La Union), Italy (Napoli BK Women, Il Fotoamatore Firenze, Scrivia, Stabia, Sanga MI), Spain (Pio XII), Denmark (Lemvig), Usa (Chicago Lady Steam), Chile (Los Leones and Univ. Austral, top scorer of the league), Luxembourg (Sparta) , France (Cote VAB) and last season in Germany (Barmer TV). Her team won the Chilean Liga Femenina North Group Regular Season in 2013 and She played also at the South American Club Championship three years ago.
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