T71 announced today that Peter Rajniak will join the current champion and cup winner as assistant coach for the upcoming season. He will help out head coach Tim Collins, who also joins the team this summer and coached Peter in the United States a few years ago.
Peter’s active career as a player unfortunately came to end after several injuries.
The games of the small European countries are coming closer.
As both of our basketball national teams will take part in the competition, we start by taking a look at the men’s team and in particular about the player’s roles during the tournament.
What role will Pitt Koster, Tom Schumacher, Samy Picard and others play for the team of coach Frank Baum and assistant coach Rainer Kloss. On our facebook main-page (basketnews.lu), you can also participate in our voting! (more…)
As a lot of players and coaches have changed clubs over the last weeks, we make a summary of every team.
As there will be more changes coming over the next weeks/months, we will update this article from time to time in order to be up to date. (more…)
Despite a loss (49-66) in the last game against a very strong french team and winner of the trophy, Luxembourg managed to held on to the 2nd spot of the tournament thanks to the previous loss of Slovakia against Belgium in overtime. This result shows the excellent progress the young local team made during the whole tournament against better classified teams. A great team effort and will helped the girls to compete against strong, athletic and taller girls of a higher division.
Belgium vs. France 46 – 63
Slovakia vs. Luxembourg 54 – 50
France vs. Slovakia 67 – 59
Luxembourg vs. Belgium 49 – 41
Slovakia vs. Belgium 54 – 59
France vs. Luxembourg 66 – 49
MVP: Alix Duchet (France, PG)
Videos and Pictures of the games can be found here and on the Facebook Page of the Basketball Boarding School in Mersch.
After a close defeat in yesterday’s game against Slovakia (50-54) the girls showed a great team effort against Belgium and scored their first win in the Dussmann Trophy 2013 with 49-41!
The win is even more precious as Belgium, as well as the other 2 teams, are playing in the first European division and have been 4th (Belgium), 5th (France) resp. 8th (Slovakia) in last years standing in Europe. The Luxembourgish team (Division B) took a huge step and showed they can compete with such strong teams.
Tomorrow the team will face the unbeated team of France at 19h15 in Mersch (free entrance). With the support of the fans the team of Thierry Kremer can clinch the first spot with a win over France. At 17h00 Slovakia will face Belgium.
Our ladies and men have both been able to win 2 out of 3 games against their opponents in order to prepare for the games of the small european countries.
Our men played 3 games against Scotland. After a 71:65 win on Friday, they lost the second game on Saturday 71:79 but were able to cruise on Sunday (92:64)
The topscorers of the team over the 3 games were Larrie Smith with an average of 12,6 points, Billy McDaniel with 12,3 and Tom Schumacher with 11 points.
Sources from Résidence Walfer told us today that they have agreed to terms with Anthony Simpson. Simpson who played for Etzella last season, where he averaged 19,5 points in 27 games will most likely play along side Dustin Scott. Walfer and Scott are still negociating but sources inside the club tell us that a deal is very close.
Simpson will replace Kennedy who announced his retirement earlier this month and is the 3rd new player on the roster of coach Kevin Magdowski after Mike Schumacher and Joe Biever already signed with the Résidence.
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