Day 4 Qualifications in U18

Recap of Day 4 in U18 Group A:Greece secured qualification by beating Switzerland (70-45) and are all set for the group decider against Germany on day 5. The winner of that match will have a game advantage going into the qualifying round. In the other game Luxembourg lost against Austria (69-58). They will have to […]

International Derby Day For U18 Championship

The second day of the championship was more an international derby day. Austria played Germany while England played Scotland and Finland met Denmark. From Group A Germany got by Austria after a strong final quarter (21-10) to win (62-47). And Luxembourg with Jil Haentges 29 points and 19 rebounds beat Switzerland (68-54). In the final […]

Day One U18 women Division B championship

The 2008 U18 European Championship Women Division B tipped off yesterday in Skopje, Macedonia. 20 nations are participating in this year’s edition with newcomers Switzerland and the hosts, Macedonia. In Group A newly relegated Germany took on Switzerland and won comfortably (63-35). In the second game of this group Greece overpowered Luxembourg (72-49). Luxembourg – […]

The Calm of April After the Storm of March in the French League

Only two teams went through the March undefeated. There is Bourges Basket who are in the process of claiming their first regular season title this century. And there is Villeneuve d'Ascq who have climbed from ninth place in the table to fourth. Both sides have also qualified for the final of the French Cup. Bourges’ […]

French League Rolls Forward

There has been a lot of movement in the French League since round nine:Bourges are the only team with a perfect record and are three games clear at the top of the regular season’s standings. They also confirmed their improvement in Europe with a road victory against UMMC Ekaterinburg as they moved from last place […]

French League 9th Round Up

A much better week in the EuroLeague with three victories which than compensated for the three defeats suffered by French clubs in the EuroCup competition. USVO victory against Dexia (79-55) enabled them to overcome their deficit from the first leg of 18 points and with this 24-point victory now have the advantage of Dexia in […]

French League 8th Round Up

After eight rounds of games in France, Bourges and Valenciennes opened up a three-match gap to the two teams in third place. Both clubs meet this weekend in the big clash of the week. With only four teams qualifying for the championship play-off at the end of the season Bourges and Valenciennes are currently looking […]

A Week In France Women's Basketball

In the EuroCup it was the first leg matches between French and Spanish club sides. France had home advantage in all games and lead the contest 2-1. Challes-les-Eaux had the pleasure of receiving Hondarribia Irun and also taking the game (80-76). Jessica Davenport had a huge game and finished with 28 points. Montpellier out paced […]

France Struggles In Euroleague

Euroleague turned into a nightmare for all French club sides as they all lost. Bourges and USVO are finding things tough domestically despite leading the league which at the moment is making it hard for them in Europe. USVO lost at home to Gambrinus (74-55) after a final period collapse orchestrated by Tamika Whitemore. She […]

French League Results and Eurocup Victories

The week in France started with European action. Bourges and Villeneuve had no problems in registering victories in the EuroLeague. For the other French Clubs things did not work out. USVO lost surprising to Dexia Namur while Mondeville lost to TEO Vilniusa. The four French teams in the EuroCup recorded victories: Montpellier had no problems […]