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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 claims Eurobasket player of the week award

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Ross Bekkering has claimed the Eurobasket player of the week award in the Dutch Basketbal League this week.  With an impressive performance of 16 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals he led his team, Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden, to their 8th consecutive win by beating Rotterdam. Bekkering is having a terrific first professional season averaging 12.9 ppg and 7,5 rpg, while his team is on the second spot on the table with a record of 12-3.

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.

Ross Bekkering posts double/double in win over Landstede Zwolle

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After the big performance of power forward and Scorers1st client Ross Bekkering last saturday (26 points and 7 rebounds), he continued to show his good performance in the midweek game against Zwolle. In this game Ross Bekkering posted 13 points  and 12 rebounds. The win over Zwolle was the seventh victory in a row for the Leiden team. Next to Ross Bekkering also Monta McGhee posted a double double (17/14). In the race to the nr.1 spot in regular season, Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden is the only team that can stay close to the defending champions Gasterra Flames, trailing two wins with a record of 11-3.

Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden eliminated in Eurochallenge by Pinar Karsiyaka

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After losing the home game with 65 -87 last week, Leiden didnt have a realistic chance to advance to the next round of the Eurochallenge. Both players and coach where heading to Izmir in Turkey however to make up for the weak performance at home. And it showed off in the first quarter where they only trailed Karsiyaka by 1 on the end of the first quarter. Till deep in the second quarter ZZ Leiden could keep up with the turkish teams with a solid post play of Scorers1st client Ross Bekkering, Seamus Boxley and Jesse Smith. However in the last minute of the second quarter Karsiyaka hit two important shots to finish the half with a 6 point lead, 38 -32. At the beginning of the second half Karsiyaka paced up the game to extend their lead to 16 points. Leiden fought back in the fourth quarter but never had a chance to come closer to Pinar Karsiyaka. Final score 77 -63. For Pina Karsiyaka Osiris Eldridge scored 20 points. For Leiden Ross Bekkering had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

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.

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.