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Ross Bekkering posts second double/double in a row in win for ZZ Leiden

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Ross Bekkering the dutch/canadian forward had a big performance in Saturday nights win of Leiden. Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden edged Rotterdam with 83 -52 to extend their winning streak to 8 consecutive wins. Rotterdam had hoped to be in the position to clinch their second win for this season, but was looking at a  13 – 0 score before they had a chance to get into the game. The game was also a battle of two friend. Scorers1st clients Ross Bekkering and Robbie Sihota led the Calgary Dinos to the semi finals of the championship last year, but had to face each other last night with both the dedication to win the game for their teams. Robbie had a good performance, but Ross had probably one of his best performances of the year. He contributed on all ends of the floor in each category. He posted 16 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Robbie Sihota ended up with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals.

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Robbie Sihota grabs 17 rebounds in Rotterdam’s first win

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In the midweek round of the dutch basketball league, Rotterdam snatched their first win against number 4 Magixx playing for Kidsrights. Rotterdam has struggled in the first 13 games of the season, falling just short several times where they deserved the win. However things went their way on thursdaynight and with a good performance of Jeremy Ormskerk (15 points) and Scorers1st client Robbie Sihota (17 rebounds) they managed to beat Nijmegen with 67 -59. Sihota is now averaging 9,7 rebounds per game entering the top 3 of rebounders in the DBL.

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December 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Rotterdam loses to WCAA Giants despite good performance of Sihota and Kusnyer

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The team from Rotterdam lost the midweek game against last years finalist WCAA Giants. Rotterdam suprised in the first minutes of the first quarter to take the initiatief and showed the Giants they had to work for their money. So after the first quarter the score was tied. In the second quarter Giants took back the initiative in the game and won the second quarter, mainly because of good defense, keeping Rotterdam to only 12 points in this quarter. The third quarter went to Rotterdam again even though they won this quarter with one point. In the last quarter the small rotation and the short preseason of Rotterdam took the toll on the young squad and Bergen op Zoom easily finished the game, winning 90 -73. Leading all scorers where two Scorers1st clients Robbie Sihota with 19 points and 14 rebounds and E.J. Kusnyer also with 19 points.

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October 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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.

E.J. Kusnyer and Robbie Sihota team up at Rotterdam Basketball

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Sharp shooting guard E.J. Kusnyer from Mercer University and high scoring power forward Robbie Sihota from the university of Calgary are teaming up at Rotterdam Basketball for the upcoming season. Both player signed a contract for the 2010/2011 with the team that is located in the 2nd biggest city of the Netherlands. The team from Rotterdam who played with only dutch players last year signed the two scorers1st clients because they were a perfect fit for the Rotterdam Basketball Organization. They not only took the basketballqualities of both players in consideration, but also weighed their characters. Both players are not only very skilled basketballplayers, but also good characters with great reputations both off and on the court.

Basketballwise there is no doubt that they will add some shooting power to the Rotterdam team. E.J. Kusnyer was the player in NCAA I competition that scored 107 threepointers last year, being second in most made threepointers in the 2009/2010 season nationwide. Robbie Sihota shot threepointers to an amazingly 46,6% percentage.

Kusnyer averaged 11,2 ppg on a very good Mercer team and Sihota posted 18,7 ppg and 6.6 rpg. Sihota is going to run into  his former teammates Ross and Henry Bekkering in the dutch league.