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DBL: Amsterdam beats Landstede Zwolle

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Man of the match was Mohammed Kherazzi, who made the last shot with about 5 seconds on the clock clinching the win for Amsterdam in this game.  Landstede however had the initiative in the first quarter putting a lead of 24 -16 on the boards. In the second quarter Landstede protected their lead until until the end of the quarter. Amsterdam stepped up in that phase ending the half with just 1 point behind Zwolle at 33 -32. In the second half the teams stayed close within each other range. When Amsterdam made a run they where leading with 8 points in the fourth quarter. Then it was Landstede again who rallied to tie the game at 67 -67, keeping Amsterdam scoreless for 2 minutes. With 11 seconds on the clock Amsterdam got ready for their last shot and made it. With 5 seconds on the clock Landstede still was able to get off two shots, which didnt fall ending the game at 67 -69. Scorers1st client Sergio de Randamie had a good game for Amsterdam posting 15 points and 9 rebounds. For Landstede Scorers1st client  Nikki Hulzebos had 11 points and Arno Bunnig had 7 points and 7 rebounds.

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.

Todd Brown leads de Friesland Aris to second consecutive win

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In a game that had two faces, de Friesland Aris from Leeuwarden managed to pull away a win in Amsterdam. The squad from Leeuwarden scored only 20 points in the first half trailing with 14 at halftime. The young Amsterdam team came short at the end of the game. At the end of the third quarter they were still leading with 7, but after three minutes in the fourth quarter Aris tied the game at 50-50. With 1 minute on the clock the game was still tied at 58-58. When Amsterdam decided to put Aris on the line, they didnt choke and made 7 of the 8 free throws in the last minute of the game winning the game 61-65. For Amsterdam Scorers1st client Sergio de Randamie was the topscorer with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Aris was led by Scorers1st client Todd Brown who scored 19 points. Gerad Punch the third Scorers1st client contributed with 9 points and 8 rebounds from the guard spot.

Scorers1st clients Hulzebos and de Randamie both post double/double

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In the midweek matchup of  Landstede Zwolle against ABC Amsterdam, Scorers1st clients Nikki Hulzebos and Sergio de Randamie had to take on one and other. The game was the second home game of Landstede, a team that in the opinion of headcoach Herman van den Belt could possible be the best team that has ever played in Zwolle. However the intensity  the youngstars of Amsterdam layed on the court was admirable and succesfull. Positive note on the Zwolle end was Nikki Hulzebos, who returned to Zwolle after he played for Matrixx Magixx for a year. He ended up with a double/double 12 points and 10 rebounds. On the other end Sergio de Randamie posted 16 points and 12 rebounds. Topscorers where Dimeo van der Horst (Amsterdam)  17 points and Lawrence Borha (Zwolle) 21 points.

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.

Week 1 in the Dutch Basketball League

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This weekend the dutch basketball league started. This year 10 teams will compete in the dutch basketball league. The Gasterra Flames are the reigning champions and are looking for repeating their championship the upcoming season. However they didnt play this weekend since they were playing in Russia on friday in the qualification round of the Euroleague. This year there 8 of the 10 teams in the Dutch Basketball League will have one or more Scorers1st  clients aboard.

Zorgen en Zekerheid Leiden – Magixx playing for Kids Rights 87 -76 OT

The  most supsense game was the game of  Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden against Matrixx playing for Kids Rights. In this game we saw Scorers1st clients Ross Bekkering and Elias Bish battle each other in an overtime game. Last year this teams ended up at the 4th and 5th spot of the regular season and eventhough both teams changed their teams drastically, everybody expected a close game. In a nervous first half both team had trouble finding the basket in a consistent way which led to a half time score of 28 -27. In the fourth quarter it seemed that Zorg En Zekerheid Leiden would close the game when they took a 11 point lead. However Magixx fought back and in a tactical last 30 seconds they pulled out the overtime. In the overtime Scorers1s client Ross Bekkering dominated the paint and after a fast break power dunk smashed the hopes of the team from Nijmegen. Ross Bekkering contributed18 points and 13 rebounds and 2 blocks in this game.

De Friesland Aris – World Class Aviation Academy Giants 87 -76

This game was the game between de Friesland Aris, which was the biggest upset in the past season, when they reached the semi finals of the play-offs and the finalist of last year WCAA Giants. WCAA Giants couldnt use Tyler Tiedeman in this game because of an injury. De Friesland Aris had some injuries during the week, but the medical staff made sure during this week that everybody was ready to play. Scorers1st client Todd Brown had a good game posting 23 points, 2 steals and 3 assists. Gerad Punch made an important threepointer at the end of the game contributing 7 points to the first win of the season of de Friesland Aris.

Amsterdam – Eiffel Towers 45 -68

The young Amsterdam team had a rough start in week 1 of the Dutch Basketball League. The Amsterdam team consists of young talented players, where the Eiffel Towers team has a couple of  dutch national teamplayers aboard who have wide international experience. In the first couple of minutes Scorers1st client John Smith got injured and he will be out for several weeks. On the other side Jessy Voorn and Scorers1st client Sergio de Randamie tried to help their team to leave everything out on the floor in this difficult game. Jessey Voorn finished with 17 points and Sergio de Randamie with a double double 10 points/10 rebounds. On the Eiffel Tower side it was Rogier Jansen netted 16 points.

Landstede Zwolle – BSW Weert 82 -64

Landstede Zwolle opened their season in their new gym with more spectators than ever have attended a basketballgame in Zwolle. The new gym is a beautiful and should help Landstede Zwolle to get better exposure and more spectators than in the past. On this openingday Scorers1st client Arno Bunnig had to stay sidelined because of a injury. However thhe Zwolle team was so motivated that they blew BSW Weert away. The team of Herman van den Belt played composed and organised which let to a celebration on court after the game was over. Harry Marshall  netted 26 for Zwolle and Junior Hairston 16 for BSW Weert.

Sergio de Randamie extends contract with ABC Amsterdam

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Sergio de Randamie has been one of the building blocks of the Amsterdam team the past years. Therefore the board of the Amsterdam team put a lot of effort in keeping the experienced player with their squad after they decided to stay in the top league in Holland. Sergio attracted a lot of interest from other teams because of his solid allround game, but decided to stay in Amsterdam to help out the young team and young coach Hakim Salem. Sergio averaged 10.3 pppg and 7.0 rpg in de regular season and 8.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg in the Euro Challenge last year.

Written by giantinthepaint

August 6, 2010 at 8:57 am