Ethias Ligue-Liga, BLB - Belgium

Belgian League Finals, Game 3: June 4, 2011
Spirou Basket Charleroi is 2011 Belgian League champion (Photo Spirou Basket)Spirou Basket Charleroi successfully defended the Belgian League title on Saturday night with a 59-53 victory over Generali Okapi Aalstar. Kyle Weaver scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Charleroi, which wrapped up its fourth consecutive league crown and the 10th in club history. Demond Mallet was named finals MVP after scoring 11 for the winners and averaging 17.7 points per game in the three-game sweep. The hosts jumped out to a promising 23-14 lead by the end of the opening quarter, but Aalstar clawed its way back to make a game of it. With the score 46-44 entering the fourth quarter, Spirou turned the defensive intensity up a notch and limited Aalstar to just 9 points the rest of the way to secure the win and the title. Andre Riddick also played a big role with 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots for the champs. Chris Copeland paced Aalstar with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Belgian League, Finals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Spirou Charleroi(1) 64 94 59 x x
0 Generali Okapi (2) 60 68 53 x x
Belgian League Champion 2010-11: Spirou Basket Charleroi

Semifinals Playoffs: best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Spirou Basket Charleroi (1) 71 74 x
0 Telenet BC Oostende (4) 59 70 x
2 Generali Okapi Aalstar (2) 72 78 79
1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (3) 54 84 59

Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (3) 81 82 85
1 Leuven Bears (6) 54 89 74
2 Telenet BC Oostende (4) 87 58 77
1 Antwerp Giants (5) 80 74 72

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Spirou Charlerou vs. Generali Okapi 64-60 May 31
Game 2 Generali Okapi vs. Spirou Charleroi 68-94 June 2
Game 3 Spirou Charlerou vs. Generali Okapi 59-53 June 4

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Spirou Charlerou vs. Telenet Oost. 72-54 May 24
Game 1 Generali Okapi vs. Dexia Mons 71-59 May 24
Game 2 Telenet Oost. vs. Spirou Charleroi 70-74 May 26
Game 2 Dexia Mons vs. Generali Okapi 84-78 May 26
Game 3 Generali Okapi vs. Dexia Mons 79-59 May 28

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Dexia Mons vs. Leuven Bears 81-54 May 17
Game 1 Telenet Oost. vs. Antwerp Giants 87-80 May 17
Game 2 Leuven Bears vs. Dexia Mons 89-82 May 19
Game 2 Antwerp Giants vs. Telenet Oost. 74-58 May 19
Game 3 Dexia Mons vs. Leuven Bears 85-74 May 21
Game 3 Telenet Oost. vs. Antwerp Giants 77-72 May 21

Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 36: May 14, 2011
LAST GAME GAME 36
May 14, 2011
Day Match Result
May 14 Antwerp vs. Spirou Charleroi 60-49
May 14 Dexia Mons vs.Belgacom Liege 79-60
May 14 Telenet Oost. vs. Optima Gent 84-61
May 14 Pepinster vs. Leuven Bears 67-71
- Generali Okapi (free)
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

Dexia Mons(3) vs.Leuven Bears(6)

Telenet Oost.(4) vs. Antwerp G.(5)








STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Spirou Basket Charleroi 32 25 7 2414 2124
2 Generali Okapi Aalstar 32 22 10 2543 2364
3 Dexia Mons-Hainaut 32 21 11 2507 2378
4 Telenet BC Oostende 32 20 12 2439 2296
5 Antwerp Giants 32 17 15 2231 2268
6 Leuven Bears 32 13 19 2355 2510
7 VOO Verviers-Pepinster 32 11 20 2480 2562
8 Belgacom Liège Basket 32 10 22 2185 2339
9 Optima Gent 32 5 27 2096 2409



Belgian League, Season 2010-11
The gap between the best and the rest in the Belgian League has closed a bit with defending champion Spirou Basket Charleroi working harder than ever last season to hold off regular season winner Belgacom Liege. Telenet Oostende, Dexia Mons-Hainaut and Antwerp Giants remain among the contenders, while Generali Okapi Aalstar will look to prove that last season’s fourth place finish in the regular season was no fluke. Charleroi returns with its top players from last season, including Dwayne Broyles, Brent Wright, Justin Hamilton, Chris Hill and defensive ace Andre Riddick. The additions of Joseph Gomis and Demond Mallet at guard, Brian Greene at forward and Christophe Beghin at center keep Spirou a favorite. Liege will compete with a talented roster that boasts the guard trio of Cedric Bozeman, Micheal Jenkins and Nik Raivio in the backcourt and veteran Guy Muya and rookie Taylor Griffin at forward. Oostende has accomplished Belgian League stars Trevor Huffman, Will Thomas and Marcus Faison to lead the way. Mons features an electric backcourt with Marcus Hatten and Ron Lewis plus Peter van Paassen in the middle. Bryan Hopkins and Roel Mooors are back with Antwerp and joined by dynamic small forward Darnell Wilson to make a run for glory. Okapi picked up Anthony Hilliard and Chris Copeland to lead the team. VOO Verviers-Pepinster led by Wink Adams, Stella Artois Leuven Bears with Brandon Freeman and Optima Gent with Monwell Randle will try to mount surprise challenges for the top of the table. Although Spirou and Liege are as strong as ever, the competition also is better, setting the stage for an exciting season in the Belgian League.

Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 6: October 30-31, 2010

Oct 31, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Demond Mallet - Spirou Basket (Photo: Spirou Basket)Spirou Basket Charleroi leads the Belgian League standings with a 2-0 record, with Dexia Mons-Hainaut right behind at 4-1. Spirou stayed undefeated in its domestic competition by edging Belgacom Liege Basket 64-60 at the Spiroudome on Saturday - in a rematch of last year's finals. Demond Mallet led the winners with 19 points. Daniel Santiago added 14 for Spirou, that led 28-14 after 10 minutes. Liege improved its defense and managed to get within 49-44 after 30 minutes. The guests managed to get within 60-58 with 2 minutes left. Free throws by Joseph Gomis, Chris Hill and Santiago allowed Spirou to seal the outcome. Mons defeated Optima Gent 54-69 on the road on Saturday behind 13 points from Ronell Taylor. In other games, Telenet BC Oostende edged VOO Verviers-Pepinster 81-89 with 20 points from Darrel Mitchell while Generali Okapi Aalstar downed Stella Artois Leuven Bears 72-80 on the road on Sunday. Chris Copeland led the winners with 22 points.

LAST GAME GAME 6
October 30-31, 2010
Day Match Result
Oct. 30 Optima Gent vs. Dexia Mons 54-69
Oct. 30 Spirou Cha. vs.Belgacom Liège 64-60
Oct. 30 Pepinster vs. Telenet Oost. 81-89
Oct. 31 Stella Artois vs. Generali Ok. 72-80
- Antwerp Giants (free)
NEXT GAME GAME 7
November 6, 2010
Day Match
Nov. 6 Generali Okapi vs. Pepinster
Nov. 6 Dexia Mons vs. Stella Artois
Nov. 6 Antwerp G. vs. Optima Gent
Nov. 6 Telenet Oostende vs. Spirou
- Belgacom Liège (free)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Spirou Basket Charleroi 2 2 0 166 140
2 Generali Okapi Aalstar 5 4 1 399 337
3 Dexia Mons-Hainaut 5 4 1 396 371
4 Antwerp Giants 5 3 2 361 373
5 Telenet BC Oostende 6 3 3 454 454
6 VOO Verviers-Pepinster 3 1 2 266 273
7 Belgacom Liège Basket 4 1 3 271 277
8 Optima Gent 4 1 3 256 299
9 Leuven Bears 4 0 4 297 342