The U16 Boys National Team has lost their opening game against Romania 74-62. The team of coach Dziurdzia was in the game for a long time as they trailed by only 4 points 2 minutes before the last break. However, Romania had a 16-0 run at that moment so that the game was decided despite the late comeback of the young Luxembourgians. Thierry Cames finished with 22 points and 9 rebounds while the 14 year old Ben Kovac added 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. The next game will be on Thursday against Belgium.
The U16 Boys National Team will be the last of the different FLBB Youth National Teams to enter the competition. The players of coach Mariusz Dziurdzia will play in the U16 European Championship of Division B in Strumica (Macedonia). See below for more information and the composition of the roster.
Luc Ruppert will leave Basket Esch and join N2-team Racing on loan.
After Laurent Mreches, Ruppert is the second JICL-departure for the club. Esch has added Rodenbourg, Joé Biever and Daniel Weyrich after moving up to N1. (more…)
As Dudelange writes on their home-page, T71-guard Thierry Steinmetz will join N2-team Résidence Walfer on loan for the upcoming season. Additionally, Walfer has confirmed the arrival of Maxi Lamesch from Amicale on loan.
In Trier, Germany was able to beat Luxemburg 109:49.
Luxemburg managed to keep the score balanced at the start of the game. Especially Jones put pressure on the German defense and the fLBB-squad took an early 9:7-lead.
But after that, Germany started to take over the game. (more…)