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The opening window of the EuroBasket 2021

The opening window of the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers has given us a surprising look into the strength of our Belgian Lions. Despite practically missing their starting line-up with Sam Van Rossom (injury/Euroleague), Ismael Bako (Euroleague), Jean Salumu (injury), Manu Lecomte (injury) and Hans Vanwijn (injury) – as well as youngster Vrenz Bleijenbergh (injury) – for…

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EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers

The Belgian Lions remain perfect in this opening window of the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers as they defeated Denmark with the 72-88 final score. Our Lions were again very dominant this game throughout the opening three quarters, thanks to their lights-out shooting from behind the arc with Tabu in particular putting on a show with his…

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Riding the wave

After the amazing successes of our Belgian Cats it was now up to our Belgian Lions to put Belgian Basketball on the map. And in this first game of the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers they did just that by defeating number 8 in the world Lithuania with the convincing 86-65 final score. Although we can’t…

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Belgian Cats make history

After defeating Sweden with the 53-61 final score our Belgian Cats have qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and thus make history. It’s becoming a habit for this golden generation of Belgian Cats. After an exciting Qualifying Tournament in front of their home-crowd in Ostend, the Cats have managed to qualify for the Olympics for…

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Belgian Cats another step closer to the Olympics

Simply amazing! No other words can describe this battle between Japan and our Belgian Cats. In a game that offered pretty much everything a basketball game has to offer our Belgian Cats showed again why they truly belong at the highest stage as they got the 92-84 win. If you didn’t thoroughly enjoy this game then…

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Belgian Cats tip off Olympic Qualifiers with a loss

Rough.One word which sums up this opening game of our Belgian Cats against Canada. The very physical approach of Canada halted the usual fluid offense of our Cats and after the opening half the low score of 30-23 stood on the scoreboard in advantage of Canada. A highly misleading score as our Cats really had been off…

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Ben Abdelkader turns her back to Belgian National Team

Today Hind Ben Abdelkader spoke up about the increasing gap between her and the Belgian Cats (Basketball Belgium). Here is what the extremely talented Guard had to say:

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U18 Belgian Lions at the FIBA3x3 U18 Europe Cup (Video)

At the FIBA 3×3 U18 Europe Cup our U18 Belgian Lions consisting of Mehdi Cerquarelli, Ezechiel Mavinga, Mathias Offeciers and Thibaut Platteeuw have unfortunately been unable to get passed the pool phase after they sustained losses against Ukraine (21-10) and Israel (20-13). Enjoy some of the highlights of their 2 games:

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U16 Lions – EC2019 – Tournament Highlights (Video)

Our U16 Belgian Lions have finished their U16 European Championship (Div. B) in 5th place with an excellent 7-1 record. Here’s a little highlight reel of their tournament and below are my impressions of the players. Staff: Yvan de Vreught & Pieter Pas (Raphael Allemand/Jacques Stas) Thijs De Ridder was impressive throughout the tournament and…

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U16 Lions will compete for 5th place

Our U16 Belgian Lions have regained their winning ways as they defeated the Czech Republic with the 87-93 final score and now head to the Classification game for 5th place at the U16 European Championship (Div. B). The Czech Republic actually got off to the best start, despite only dressing 6 players (due to a stomach bug…