Buffard, Belgium Part Ways

Belgium officials are left to ponder the future of women's basketball after Laurent Buffard coached his final game for the national team, leading the Belgians to seventh place at the 2007 EuroBasket Women after Sunday's 72-63 victory against France.

“My mission with the national team is over.  I hope that the Belgian team will be able to qualify for the next EuroBasket,” said Buffard, who leaves Beglium after his arrival in February 2006.

Belgium Bounce Back

Belgium finally got back on the winning track on Sunday in beating France 72-63 to capture seventh place at the 2007 EuroBasket Women.

Ann Wauters had 25 points and eight rebounds while Anke De Mondt scored 13 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter as Belgium snapped a four-game losing streak after winning their first four games of the tournament.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Oksana Agabalova PF 1.86 21.04.1973 Kherson (UKR)  
 Annelies Blommaers 1.76 09.05.1983 Duffel (BEL)  
 Dana Boonen 1.94 18.06.1979 Gent (BEL)  
 Marie An Caers SG 1.78 26.05.1976 Geel (BEL)  
 Ellen Lauwers PF 1.82 21.05.1987 Mechelen (BEL)  
 Lieselot Malfait 1.88 10.04.1987 Gent (BEL)  
 Daphne Theunissen 1.89 20.04.1985 Oupeye (BEL)  
 Katrien Vercauteren PG 1.68 25.08.1984 Mechelen (BEL)  
 4Sophie Charlier 1.80 17.02.1982 Verviers (BEL)  
 5Marjorie Carpréaux PG 1.65 17.09.1987 Boussu (BEL)  
 6Irina Medvedeva PF 1.86 14.01.1976 Ashkhabad (TKM)  
 7Sofie Hendrickx PF 1.87 18.05.1986 Lier (BEL)  
 8Kathy Wambe PG 1.76 07.11.1981 Tournai (BEL)  
 9Anke De Mondt SG 1.86 13.09.1979 Antwerpen (BEL)  
10Nele Deyaert PF 1.87 13.11.1979 Beveren (BEL)  
11Laurence Van Malderen 1.92 02.10.1981 Bruxelles (BEL)  
12Ann Wauters 1.95 12.10.1980 Sint-Niklaas (BEL)  
13Evelien Callens PF 1.87 19.07.1984 Gent (BEL)  
14Eveline Decroos PF 1.84 26.12.1984 Bonheiden (BEL)  
15Sara Bas 1.95 19.03.1987 Hasselt (BEL)  

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Playing For Pride

The classification game for the seventh place is the least popular and eye-catching game of the last day, but sometimes it turns into a very interesting game.

This game has no meaning other than pride and good feeling, but don't underestimate that.

Czechs Back In Form

The Czech Republic may not get the chance to defend their EuroBasket Women title, but they did remain alive for the pre-Olympic qualification tournament with a comfortable 75-50 victory over Belgium on Saturday.

Michaela Uhrova came off the bench to score 15 points and Eva Viteckova added 14 points as the 2005 champions advanced to a Sunday showdown with Lithuania for fifth place at the 2007 EuroBasket Women.

Bounce Back06.10.2007
Belgium Play With Heavy Hearts05.10.2007
Same Old, Same Old05.10.2007
Wauters Torture05.10.2007
Czechs Battle Past Belgium02.10.2007
Czechs Battle For Top Spot02.10.2007
Latvia Weather Wauters Attack30.09.2007
Latvia Aim To Slow Down Perfect Belgium30.09.2007
Belgium Cruise Past Turkey28.09.2007
Belgium Look To Stay Unbeaten28.09.2007




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