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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.


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.

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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.

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 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.

In the press: Ex-Dino Ross Bekkering inks deal to join brother in Dutch league

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The University of Calgary men’s basketball team’s all-time leading rebounder is set to play his trade at the pro level in the Netherlands.

Ross Bekkering, who wrapped up a stellar fiveyear career with the Dinos last spring, has signed with ZZ Leiden of the Dutch Eredivisie league, joining his older brother Henry on the circuit. Click for the whole article this link:

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August 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Ross Bekkering agrees upon joining ZZ Leiden

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Ross Bekkering clinched his deal with Leiden yesterday after signing a one year contract. The 6´8¨ power forward was wanted by many teams, but decided to go with Leiden after some consideration. Ross is starting his first professional year in Holland with the nr. 3 team that qualified for the Euro challenge and will meet his older brother Henry in the alway heated rivalry against Gasterra Flames from Groningen. In his senior year he had a good run for the national championship with the Calgary Dinos, but they lost in the semi finals. He managed to score 19,9 ppg and grab 8,9 rpg and 1,8 bpg. His coach Dan van Hooren says about Ross :  ” Ross Bekkering is an impact player on both ends of the floor. At 6´8″ he is a tremendous athlete that can play above the rim. He handles the ball well, can pass and shoot it behind the 3 point line.  He is quick for his size, can beat players off the dribble, or a play a physical game and pound you inside. He is the best rebounder in our school´s history for good reason.