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U20 Belgian Lions advance to the Quarter-Finals at the U20 European Championship!

At the U20 European Championship (Division A) our Young Lions have managed to qualify for the Quarter-Finals after getting a 3-1 record. In the Group Phase our youngsters were matched in a very tough Group C along with Spain, Turkey and North Macedonia. To open things up our U20 Lions managed to get a close…

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U20 Belgian Cats strand in 2nd Place at the U20 European Championship (Div. B)

After 6 consecutive wins our U20 Cats came up against a strong Netherlands team in the finals to suffer their first defeat of the tournament. The opening score of the game was for Belgium (1 of 2 from the FT-line) but from then on, it was The Netherlands that took the lead and never looked…

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U20 Belgian Cats secure promotion and head to the European Championship Finals.

At the U20 European Championship (Division B) our U20 Belgian Cats have remained undefeated throughout and qualified for the Finals in which they’ll face The Netherlands. After wins against Great Britain and The Netherlands our U20 Cats qualified for the Semi-Finals in which they faced Iceland today. In that Semi-Final match-up a diminished Iceland (suiting…

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U20 Lions open European Championship with the win against Turkey

In Gdynia, Poland, our U20 Belgian Lions started off their European Championship (Division A) campaign with a close win against Turkey as they won it 62-64. From the start the teams were clearly evenly matched, despite the dominance on the boards by Turkey’s big man Salih Altuntas who grabbed 9 rebounds in the first half….

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U20 Belgian Cats cruise to Qualifying Round

At the U20 European Championship (Division B) our U20 Belgian Cats have cruised through the group phase, winning all 3 of their games and are now headed to the Qualifying Round where they will face Great Britain and The Netherlands. Their opening game against Croatia turned into a thriller where it was eventually Louann Battiston…

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Kim Mestdagh steps aside from the Belgian Cats after ten years

Kim Mestdagh steps aside of the Belgian Cats after ten years. Kim Mestdagh is not part of the Belgian Cats’ selection for the first two games in the preliminary round of the 2023 European Championship. At 31, she decided to step aside and focus on her Italian club Schio. “Since I was 16 I have…

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Valéry Demory is the new head coach of the Belgian Cats

Valéry Demory is the head coach of the Belgian Cats, following the departure of Philip Mestdagh. Frenchman Valéry Demory is the new national coach of the Belgian Cats. This was confirmed by the Belgian basketball association on Saturday. “Valéry Demory is a warm personality, with extensive experience and palmares at the highest level,” says the…

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Belgian Cats will face Bosnia, Germany and North Macedonia in qualification

Belgian Cats will face Bosnia, Germany and North Macedonia in qualification. The Belgian women’s national basketball team (FIBA 6) will face Bosnia-Herzegovina (FIBA 27), Germany (FIBA 40) and North Macedonia (FIBA 79) in Group A of the preliminary round of the 2023 European Championships. The Belgian Cats were one of the five seeds in the…

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The Belgian Cats beat Australia ! (70-85)

The Belgian Cats beat Australia for the first game of the Olympics ! (70-85) The Belgian Cats pulled off a major upset by beating world runner-up Australia 70-85 (halftime: 41-37) in their debut in the women’s basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympic Games. For the first Olympic women’s basketball game in the history of Belgium,…

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The bronze medal for the Belgian Cats at the Eurobasket !

The bronze medal for the Belgian Cats at the Eurobasket, after the win against Belarus this Sunday (69-77). The Belgian Cats have won the bronze medal at the Eurobasket Women after the win against Belarus this Sunday (69-77) . This equals the best result ever in a EuroBasket for the Cats, after the bronze medal…