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[12 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on The final curtain | 2,041 views]

It is with a heavy heart but no regrets, that I want to inform all of our readers and fans, that we will be closing down basketnews.lu as of today.
As we will not be covering the cup finals tonight, we wanted to give you a heads up of our decision beforehand. Rest assured that this decision did not come lightly and we will explain the reasons for this decision next week. For now, I wish you all a great weekend and an entertaining night of cup finals.
Tom

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[11 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Open discussion round this Saturday at 10.30 | 3,295 views]

BBC Résidence Walfer organizes a “table ronde“ about the future of basketball in Luxembourg this Saturday morning at 10.30! The main subjects will be the influence of non-JICL-players in the development of JICL-players and the championship-modus.
Some guests will be at the event that will be moderated by RTL-journalist Jeff Kettenmeyer.

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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on THE CUP FINALS ON SATURDAY: Everything you need to know | 1,661 views]

The cup-finals will be played on Saturday.
See below for the previews of both games, team pictures and everything else you need to know (bus-circulation, ticket-prices, …)

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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Ruffato: „We can not underestimate them“ | 1,410 views]

Gilles Ruffato is the leader on the court for T71. He talks about the upcoming challenge in the cup-final against Résidence on Saturday-evening.

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[9 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Can the “streak-busters“ strike again? | 1,329 views]

Résidence will challenge T71 on Saturday at the Coque Arena. After realizing a sensation by stopping Amicale’s impressive winning-streak in the semi-finals, becoming the first team to win a game against Steinsel all season, the team of coach of coach Amadeo Dias wants to end the winning-streak of T71 this weekend … T71 has won 14 games in a row.

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[8 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Heffingen adds Creekmore (highlight-video) | 1,484 views]

US Heffingen has added William Creekmore to its roster, because Jalen Nesbitt got injured last week against Arantia and could miss a longer period of time.
see a highlight-video of Creekmore below.

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[8 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Nationale 2 review and preview | 1,379 views]

Arantia took over the lead in the Nationale 2 Playoffs while BC Mess continues to challenge the Hedgehogs for the 2nd place. In the playdowns, it looks like the decision on staying in the league will be fought out between the Red Miners and Telstar.

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[8 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Play-off-standings of the first round | 750 views]

The first round of the play-offs is over and one takes a look at the standings from these 5 games only, T71 is the unbeaten team while 3 teams are tied with 3 wins and 2 losses.

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[7 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on POLL about the cup-final on Saturday: Vote now | 758 views]

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[7 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Magdowski quits as coach of Zolwer, UPDATE: Koster takes over as player-coach | 2,200 views]

Kevin Magdowski has decided to leave Zolwer after the defeat against BC Mess on Sunday, as he told basketnews Sunday-evening.
UPDATE: Pitt Koster will take over the job as player-coach for the rest of the season as he told Le Quotidien.

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[6 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Sunday: Etzella dominates Amicale, Esch crushes Sparta | 1,266 views]

On Sunday-evening, Amicale surprisingly lost its game against Etzella with a large margin (68:91). Furthermore, Esch was able to beat Sparta. In the play-down, Zolwer may have missed the last chance to keep the chances alive of staying in N1.
Let’s take a closer look.

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[6 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Schumacher: „The Pikes-supporters gave me motivation“ | 2,018 views]

Tom Schumacher came up “clutch“ once again on Saturday-evening in a come-back-win against the Musel Pikes. The extra-motivation to start heating up came from the Pikes-supporters in the stands:
„I was not in the game at all, especially in the 2nd quarter. Then, these fans starting to shout at me (the fans started to shout in the 3rd quarter when Schumacher was on the free-throw-line by saying: “there is certainly big pressure to shoot free-throws when you are the best luxembourgish player“) which I used to find a way into the …