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DBL: Scorers1st client Valentijn Lietmeijer awarded Rookie of the Year in the Netherlands

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Scorers1st client Valentijn Lietmeijer has been selected as Rookie of the Year in the Dutch Basketball League. The young and very talented shooting guard who is playing for Lasaulec Aris was selected as Rookie of the Year by the coaches, players and basketballpress. In his statistical best game Valentijn scored 12 points and had 4 assists and 2 rebounds. The whole Scorers1st staff congatulates Valentijn with his selection!

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April 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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: Ralf de Pagter scores careerhigh 22 points in first win of Rotterdam Basketball College

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The young big man of the Rotterdam Basketball College and scorers1st client, Ralf de Pagter, scored a careerhigh 22 points last night in the first win of Rotterdam Basketballcollege. From the start the college kids of Rotterdam came out hard and posted a 4 point lead after the first quarter. However Leeuwarden fought back and the half time score was 37 – 36. In the second half the game went up an down ending in a 73 -73 score at the regular time. In the overtime Rotterdam clinched the win with de Pagter shooting 9 – 12 from the field and 3 – 4 from the freethrowline. On the other end Scorers1st client Mark Peter Hof scored 2 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 8 minutes.

 

 

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October 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Mark Peter Hof and Valentijn Lietmeijer join Lasaulec Aris (DBL)

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Mark Peter Hof and Valentijn Lietmeijer are going to suit up for Lasaulec Aris next season. Both are talents coming from the youthprogram of Gasterra Flames. Both Lietmeijer and Hof convinced coach Erik Braal during an individual workout in Leeuwarden with which they earned a one year contract. Hof (21) is a 2.00 m tall powerforward was part of the Gasterra Flames squad that lost the finals this year. Lietmeijer (20) wil be playing the shooting guard position and played for the U20 team in Groningen.

DBL: Gerad Punch leads de Friesland Aris to third consecutive win

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In the homegame against Landstede Zwolle, Gerad Punch lead his team not only on the statsheet, but also on the court to their third consecutive win. The team from Zwolle was handicapped, missing Scorers1st client Nikki Hulzebos, Alexander de Sa and Harvey van Stein, but Aris started of strong taking a lead of 10-0 in the first couple of minutes after that. However the fighting spirit of Zwolle was admirable they never got really back into the game. Former Zwolle player Gerad Punch and his team controlled the game and whenever Zwolle got close he took over and showed his quality and experience closing the game at 79 – 68. Gerad ended up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Scorers1st client Todd Brown helped him out with 14 points and 8 rebounds.

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.

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.