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DBL: Bekkering has impressive performance in overtime win over Lausalec Aris

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Ross Bekkering led his team with a double double  last night in the overtime win of Magixx for Kids rights over Lausalec Aris. With an impressive 23 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 6-7  from 2point range, 3-5 from 3point range. In a game that has a tradition in overtimes and suspense it looked like Nijmegen would take the win home, but with just a hands full of seconds to play Brandon Rozell (Lasaulec Aris) got two chances on a three point shot of which he converted one, putting the game into overtime. In the extra time Nijmegen outscored Leeuwarden 3 -12 winning this roadgame. Ross Bekkering got support from his brother Henry who scored 12 points. Scorers1 clients on Lasaulec Aris site where young talent Valentijn Lietmeijer who posted 7 points and 4 rebounds and Mark Peter Hof who scored 2 points.

DBL: Ross Bekkering has good performance but gets injured in win over Zwolle

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Ross Bekkering had a good performance last night in the win over Landstede Zwolle. There were 6 Scorers1st clients on court and 4 of them came off the court celebrating. It was the team of headcoach Michael Schuurs that needed a win after two tough losses against Groningen en Leiden. Nijmegen now are postioned at the third spot in the dutch basketballeague, Landstede Zwolle drops to spot six. Ross Bekkering had 15 points and 9 rebounds. His brother Henry had 9 points and 4 rebounds and on the Zwolle end Nikki Hulzebos had a decent performance with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Ross had to leave the game at the end with a broken hand.

 

 

 

 

 

In this video a short film about the Bekkering Brothers and the game:

http://nos.nl/video/308627-basketbal-magixzwolle.html

 

Written by giantinthepaint

October 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Ross and Henry Bekkering choose Magixx (DBL)

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Matrixx playing for Kids Rights signed Scorers1st clients Ross and Henry Bekkering for the upcoming season. Henry is returning to Nijmegen after he played for finalist Gasterra Flames, Ross Bekkering is moving from champion ZZ Leiden to Nijmegen. De Bekkering brothers grew up in Canada, but carry a dutch passport as well. There was lots of interest for the Bekkerings after they both played the finals in Holland. The Bekkering brothers choose to play in Nijmegen this year because of the uptempo style of play of the team and because the team of Nijmegen gave them the opportunity to play in the same team. 

Henry played in the Eurocup and Euroleague for the Flames last year and averaged 4.3 pnts and 2.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes a game  in the regular season.

Ross averaged 11.1 ppg and 5.5 rpg en shot his 2pt shots at a 56.8% percentage. He also played in the Eurochallenge.

Written by giantinthepaint

July 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

DBL: Gasterra Flames back on track

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At the game where Gasterra Flames was celebrating their 60th birthday, the Flames easily sailed away to 23 point win. In de first half Magixx playing for Kidsrights underperformed shooting only 21% from the field. Due to the defensive pressure of the Flames the half time score was 42 -25.  The big men of Groningen Haryasz and Turek  outplayed the big men of Magixx. Haryasz ended up with 17 points and Turek with 16 points. Scorers1st clients Henry Bekkering had a great game with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Young point guard and Scorers1st client Elias Bish played a solid game as the back up for starting pointguard Zaire Taylor.

Sergio de Randamie’s Amsterdam fall short against dutch champion Gasterra Flames

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The young Amsterdam squad of coach Hakim Salem suited up last weekend to take on the reigning dutch champions Gasterra Flames. After a good start of the team from Amsterdam, the Flames took over the control of the game and put a score  of 47 -25 on the scoreboard at half time. The offensively bad second quarter of Amsterdam, scoring only 8 points, put them on a 22 point deficit. Coach Salem’s team trademark is their defense and the fact that they never give up fighting. With Scorers1st client Sergio de Randamie in the lead, supported by young talents Craig Osaikwhuwuomwan and Dimeo van der Horst Amsterdam tried to stay in the game. But the overall quality of the Gasterra Flames and the individual quality of starplayer Matt Haryasz never gave Amsterdam a chance to get back into this ballgame. Sergio de Randamie contributed with 8 points and 8 rebounds in this game. Scorers1st client and Gasterra Flames player  Henry Bekkering was sidelined with a footinjury.

Week 2 in the Dutch Basketball League

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Every team played in the second round of the Dutch Basketball League. And so lots of Scorers1st clients were in action. Last years final of the play offs was scheduled in this round of the Dutch Basketball League.

WCAA Giants – Gasterra Flames 81 -88

Due to Euroleague commitments Gasterra Flames didnt play in the first weekend of the Dutch Basketball League. Last years losing finalist Bergen op Zoom was the opponent of the Gasterra Flames this weekend. The champions from Groningen just changed two spots on their roster. They added Scorers1st client Henry Bekkering and fromer Eisbaer John Turek to their winning squad. In the first quarter the Flames dominated the court ending the quarter 15 -24. In the second quarter the Giants rallied back closing the half 33 -37. In the third quarter the teams balanced the score, while in the fourth quarter Groningen put the gap on the board to finish the game with a 81 -88 final score. Leading the WCAA Giants was Jesse Kimbrough with 17 points and for Gasterra Flames Jason Ellis 16 points and Scorers1st client Henry Bekkering had a great defensive effort with 3 steals and also added 5 points in the first win of Gasterra Flames.

Matrixx playing for Kidsrights – De Friesland Aris 96 – 94 OT

After the Matrixx played an overtime game in the first round of the Dutch Basketball League and lost it, they got a second chance this weekend in the game against De Friesland Aris. In their homegym the Horstacker they pulled out a win with a shot in the buzzer. For the Aris team Todd Brown and Gerad Punch had a huge impact on the game. Todd because of  his dominance on the court posting 23 points, 6 steals and 4 rebounds. Scorers1st client Gerad Punch added 15 points and 11 rebounds. For the Matrixx side Brian Laing added 24 points and Scorers1st talent Elias Bish added 6 points, 2 assists and 2 steals.

BSW Weert – Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 87 -75

After Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden had an overtime win in the first round of the Dutch Basketball League and BSW lost with a big difference last week, most people expected an easy win for Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden. How different would things end up after the last horn had blown. Leiden really had no chance against a really motivated BSW Weert with an exploded Glen Stokes who scored 28 points. Scorers1st client Ross Bekkering played only 22 minutes due to foul trouble but ended up with 14 points and 10 rebounds anyway.

Rotterdam – Amsteram 60 -66

These two teams are from the two biggest cities in Holland, but both teams have very young teams. Rotterdam won 3 of the four quarters, but couldnt recover from the desastreus second quarter when they only scored 4 points. Three Scorers1st clients where playing in this game. For Amsterdam Jessey Voorn added 18 and Sergio de Randamie ended the game with 6 points and 3 rebounds. On the Rotterdam side Patrick Hilliman scored 22 points, Robbie Sihota 8 points and 5 rebounds and EJ Kusnyer ended up with 7 points.

Eiffel Towers – Landstede Zwolle 75 -53

After an impressive win in the first game of the season much was expected from the Landstede Zwolle team. However the defensive pressure of the composed Eiffel Towers team was too much for the team from Zwolle. The 53 points that were on the scoreboard for Landstede at the end of the game showcased which an defensive pressure Zwolle had to deal with. Because of the injury of Scorers1st client John Smith, the young big man of Eiffel Towers had to step up and so they did. Dutch national team player Stefan Wessels dominated scoring wise adding 22 points.

In the Press: Former Dinos turn pro in Holland

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After years of playing on the same team, the Dinos’ Bekkering brothers will get the rare chance to face each other in professional basketball in the land of decriminalized weed and wooden shoes, otherwise known as Holland.

Last month, the Dinos all-time leading rebounder Ross Bekkering signed with ZZ Leiden of the Dutch Eredivisie league. His older brother, Henry Bekkering, signed with Groningen’s GasTerra Flames in the off season after a year with Nijmegen.

Dinos men’s basketball coach Dan Vanhooren said the opportunity for the brothers to play professionally in Europe would be a great way to gain a new perspective and experience.

Vanhooren said the new arena will give the Bekkerings great explosure and help them to improve.

“Instead of being a go-to guy in a league like the Canada West, I have to find and develop a role here in Groningen,” said Henry Bekkering.

Vanhooren said Ross Bekkering played against Henry during practice games in Calgary, but it will be the first time they play against one another competitively.

“They will play against each other a few times this year and, from experience, that will be only a battle of stubborn, athletic and determined people,” said Vanhooren. “Maybe this time they won’t knock out a tooth.” Click on this link http://thegauntlet.ca/story/14687 for the whole article.