Ethias Ligue-Liga, BLB - Belgium

Belgian League finals, Game 4: June 9, 2010
Spirou Basket champ Belgian League 2009-10 (photo spiroubasket.com)Spirou Basket Charleroi won its third straight Belgian League crown on Wednesday by routing Belgacom Liege Basket 74-49 in Game 4 to win the best-of-five series 3-1. The hosts held Liege to 4 second-quarter points en route to a 35-22 halftime lead and put the game away with a 26-12 third quarter, allowing the players and fans to celebrate throughout the fourth quarter. Dwayne Broyles led the winners with 18 points, Jerry Johnson added 12 and veteran Andre Riddick posted 6 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in 15 minutes as Spirou earned its ninth Belgian League championship. Will Thomas produced 10 points and 13 rebounds for Liege in defeat. MORE

Belgian League, Finals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
1 Belgacom Liège (1) 73 60 63 49 x
3 Spirou Basket (2) 76 57 71 74 x
Belgian League Champion 2009-10: Spirou Basket Charleroi

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Belgacom Liège Basket (1) 74 76 88
1 Antwerp Giants (5) 59 83 81
2 Spirou Basket Charleroi (2) 88 69 x
0 Base BC Oostende (3) 71 58 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Base BC Oostende (3) 67 78 x
0 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6) 58 77 x
0 Generali Okapi (4) 82 73 x
2 Antwerp Giants (5) 84 86 x

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Belgacom Liège vs. Spirou Basket 73-76 June 1
Game 2 Spirou Basket vs. Belgacom Liège 57-60 June 3
Game 3 Belgacom Liège vs. Spirou Basket 63-71 June 5
Game 4 Spirou Basket vs. Belgacom Liège 74-49 June 9

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Belgacom Liège vs. Antwerp Giants 74-59 May 25
Game 1 Spirou Basket vs. Base Oostende 88-71 May 25
Game 2 Antwerp Giants vs. Belgacom Liège 83-76 May 27
Game 2 Base Oostende vs. Spirou Basket 58-69 May 27
Game 3 Belgacom Liège vs. Antwerp Giants 88-81 May 29

Qualifying Playoffs round games
Game 1 Base BC Oostende vs. Dexia Mons 67-58 May 18
Game 1 Generali Okapi vs. Antwerp Giants 82-84 May 18
Game 2 Dexia Mons vs. Base BC Oostende 77-78 May 20
Game 2 Antwerp Giants vs. Generali Okapi 86-73 May 20

Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 36: May 15, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 36
May 15, 2010
Day Match Result
Apr. 23 Optima Gent vs. Belgacom L. 75-70
May 15 Pepinster vs. Generali Okapi 62-73
May 15 Dexia Mons vs. Antwerp G. 78-77
May 15 Leuven vs. Spirou Basket 63-76
- Base Oostende (free) -
NEXT GAME
Qualifying matchups
Match
Oostende (3) vs. Dexia Mons (6)
Okapi (4) vs. Antwerp Giants (5)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Belgacom Liège Basket 32 23 9 2481 2314
2 Spirou Basket Charleroi 32 21 11 2439 2263
3 Base BC Oostende 32 20 12 2430 2341
4 Generali Okapi Aalstar 32 16 16 2436 2379
5 Antwerp Giants 32 15 17 2425 2463
6 Dexia Mons-Hainaut 32 15 17 2320 2408
7 VOO Verviers-Pepinster 32 15 17 2535 2571
8 Optima Gent 32 10 22 2241 2395
9 PP Leuven Bears 32 9 23 2260 2433


Belgian League, Season 2009-10
The Belgian League starts with defending champion TEC Spirou Basket ready to challenge every other team in the competition. Spirou is the favorite to repeat as champs, but Base Oostende, Belgacom Liege Basket and Dexia Mons-Hainaut should be in the mix with higher ambitions and the potential to dethrone Charleroi. Charleroi managed to kept its core of players, with Len Matela, Justin Hamilton, Jerry Johnson, Wes Wilkinson and Andre Riddick back in the team. The additions of Chris Hill and Nick Jacobson make Spirou even stronger this season. Oostende renovated its roster with Javier Mojica, Caleb Green, Trevor Huffman, Stephane Pelle and Vladan Vukosavljevic. Mons relies on Nate Reinking, Justin Cage and Kelvin Tolbert to lead the team as it seeks its first Belgian League title. Meanwhile, Liege has a brand new, exciting team with Michael Green, Alex Ruoff and Adrian Banks ready to help returning big man Will Thomas. Among the teams fighting for a playoff spot are VOO Verviers-Pepinster, with Darnell Wilson and Stanley Burrell, and Generali Okapi Aalstar, with Brian Greene and Bingo Merriex. The Belgian League keeps growing from year to year and could be at its best this season.

Belgian League, Game 21: February 19-20, 2010

Feb 20, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
The 21st week of the Belgian League didn't have any big susrprises. The first two teams in the standings, Liege and Spirou Basket, won their games to stay at the top of the standings with 14-5 and 12-6 record respectively. Spirou Basket managed to pull a huge road win at Dexia Mons-Hainaut by 69-96. Wes Wilkinson led the winners with 17 points, Jerry Johnson had 16, Nick Jacobson 14 and Chris Hill and Sacha Massot contributed 11 apiece. For Mons, Craig Callahan had 19. There was little history to the game as thanks to a 13-21 second quarter, Spirou was already leading 36-48 at the break. From there, the guests only had to manage the advantage, which even went larger by the end of the game. The league leaders, Belgacom Liege, won at home against Okapi Aalstar by 78-70. Michael Green led the way with his 20 points and Josh Duncan added 16. For Aalstar, Brian Greene and BJ Raymond led the way with 15 points each. Apart from a balanced first quarter, each team one a quarter alternatively with big differences. Liege took the second one by 2-15, but Aalstar won the third one by 13-23 for a 58-59 lead after 30 minutes. However, Liege also won the last period easily, 20-11, for the win. In the first of the other two games, Base BC Oostende took a home win over the Antwerp Giants by 75-68. Matt Lojeski led the winners with 28 points including 5 of 7 threes, and Eddie Gill posted 11. For the Giants, Bryan Hopkins led the way with 25 points. In minute 38, the Giants were leading 63-64, but a 7-0 run by the hosts allowed them to jump ahead and never look back. Five free throws by Gill in the last minute secured the win for Oostende. In the last game, Verviers Pepinster was a road winner at Optima Gent by 70-79. Brandon Freeman led the winners with his 21 points, Anthony Hilliard added 13 and Darnell Wilson and Stanley Burrell had 11 each. For Gent, Senne Geukens led the way with 20 points. A 7-0 run with three minutes to go by the hosts left the score at 68-74, but Pepinster managed to stop the bleeding in time as Freeman closed the game with a three for the final score.


LAST GAME GAME 21
February 19-20, 2010
Day Match Result
Feb. 19 Dexia Mons vs. Spirou Basket 69-96
Feb. 19 Liège vs. Generali Okapi 78-70
Feb. 20 Base Oostende vs. Antwerp G. 75-68
Feb. 20 Optima Gent vs. Pepinster 70-79
- Leuven (free)
NEXT GAME GAME 22
February 26-27, 2010
Day Match
Feb. 26 Pepinster vs. Liège
Feb. 27 Spirou Basket vs. Antwerp G.
Feb. 27 Leuven vs. Optima Gent
Feb. 27 Gene. Okapi vs. Oostende
- Dexia Mons (free)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Belgacom Liège Basket 19 14 5 1503 1402
2 Spirou Basket Charleroi 18 12 6 1367 1219
3 Base BC Oostende 19 11 8 1441 1405
4 VOO Verviers-Pepinster 18 10 8 1399 1402
5 Dexia Mons-Hainaut 19 9 10 1372 1432
6 Antwerp Giants 19 9 10 1417 1408
7 Generali Okapi Aalstar 19 8 11 1432 1436
8 Passe-Partout Leuven Bears 18 7 11 1270 1367
9 Optima Gent 19 4 15 1322 1452