Antwerp Giants and Bergen to 1/8th finals Cup of Belgium

Antwerp Giants and Bergen to 1/8th finals Cup of Belgium
Antwerp Giants and Bergen to 1/8th finals Cup of Belgium

Mo Watson led Antwerp Giants to the 1/8th finals of the Belgian Cup. — © GOYVAERTS/GMAX AGENCY

Antwerp Giants and Bergen were not surprised in the 1/16th finals of the Belgian Cup by second division teams Kortrijk Spurs and Guco Lier. The Sinjoren won 88-94 and the Hainaut 69-88. On Saturday and Sunday, a few teams from the BNXT League will compete against second division teams and in the context of the Belgian Cup.

Patrick Ceulemans

Today at 23:27

In the first half, the Sinjoren were not under the market. Niels De Ridder (ex-Giants), Dani Koljanin and Sean Pouedet, among others, kept Kortrijk Spurs slightly ahead. From 18-10 the score evolved to 24-23 and 32-34. Avery Woodson and Maurice White scored for the Sinjoren that went into halftime with a 44-49 bonus.

The West Flemish continued to threaten in the second half and the Giants only had a 67-69 lead after three quarters. The American duo Avery Woodson (25 points, 4 on 5 bombs) and Maurice “Mo” Watson (25 points,) took their team in tow. The last slide (21-25) was for Telenet Giants. American center Royce Hamm scored 16 points and 8 rebounds and Seppe D’Espallier scored 8 points without a miss. This meant that Telenet Giants Antwerp, after a solid match and after 73-79, finally triumphed with 88-94 and is therefore certain of a place in the 1/8th finals of the Belgian Cup.

Antwerp native and ex-Giant Niels De Ridder scored 16 points and picked up 5 rebounds. Younger brother Thijs de Ridder was good for 4 points and 4 reobunds at Telenet Giants Antwerp. Brecht Guillemeyn (also ex-Giants) scored 8 points. On Monday, Telenet Giants Antwerp will leave for Kosovo. There it will finish the qualifying round of the FIBA ​​Europe Cup on Thursday, and possibly Saturday. Due to European obligations, the match of the first day against Ostend and of October 2 was moved to Wednesday, February 15.

Kortrijk Spurs-Telenet Giants Antwerp 88-94Quartz: 24-23, éà-26, 23-20, 21-25

Telenet Giants Antwerp: Watson 25, Goodin 6, Hamm 16, Woodson 25, D’Espallier 8, De Ridder 4, Rogiers 1, Mwema 5, Upshaw 4

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