France Stomp Belgium In Second Leg To Reach EuroBasket

France destroyed Belgium 92-54 on Sunday to claim the final place on offer for the EuroBasket in Poland.

Vincent Collet's team rebounded from Thursday's 70-66 defeat in Antwerp in the first leg of the Additional Qualifying Round Play-off to post a 34-point (158-124) triumph on aggregate.

Belgium Thrive On Big Stage With France

Belgium have arrived in Pau, France, looking to cause the shock of the summer when they go up against Les Bleus on Sunday with a place in the EuroBasket 2009 at stake.

The Belgians won the first leg at home on Thursday, 70-66, and triumphant coach Eddy Casteels had no complaints.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Sébastien Bellin PF 2.05 14.05.1978 São Paulo (BRA)  
 Maxime De Zeeuw PF 2.04 26.04.1987 Uccle (BEL)  
 Aleksander Lichodzijewski PF 2.04 22.10.1984 Slupsk (POL)  
 Domien Loubry PG 1.87 03.03.1985 Antwerpen (BEL)  
 Sacha Massot PF 2.08 24.10.1983 Tongeren (BEL)  
 Guy Muya SG 1.90 23.05.1983 Kinshasa (COD)  
 Kristof Ongenaet PF 2.05 29.04.1985 Gent (BEL)  
 Thomas Van Den Spiegel 2.14 10.07.1978 Gent (BEL)  
 4Roel Moors PG 1.90 16.12.1978 Harentals (BEL)  
 5Sam Van Rossom PG 1.88 03.06.1986 Gent (BEL)  
 6Christophe Beghin PF 2.06 02.01.1980 Schaerbeek (BEL)  
 7Axel Hervelle PF 2.04 12.05.1983 Liège (BEL)  
 8Lionel Bosco PG 1.75 18.09.1981 Huy (BEL)  
 9Jef Van Der Jonckheyd PF 2.04 10.10.1982 Brasschaat (BEL)  
10Dimitri Lauwers SG 1.88 30.04.1979 Liège (BEL)  
11Thomas Dreesen SF 2.01 07.02.1988 Bree (BEL)  
12Piet De Bel 2.08 18.02.1980 Izegem (BEL)  
13Randy Oveneke PF 1.99 03.01.1986 Antwerpen (BEL)  
14Yannick Driesen 2.16 02.11.1988 Antwerpen (BEL)  
15Ilunga Mbenga 2.10 30.12.1980 Kinshasa (COD)  

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Belgium Still Dreaming After Win Over France

Belgium inched closer to an appearance at the EuroBasket by upsetting France 70-66 on Thursday evening in the opening game of the Additional Qualifying Round play-off.

In front of a raucous Antwerp crowd, Eddy Casteels' team trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half against a star-studded French team but fought back to lead by three before going to half-time behind 39-37.

Parker Returning To Country Of Birth

Tony Parker was born in Belgium and is not surprisingly immensely popular in the country, which is one reason why the Lotto Arena in Antwerp will be jam-packed with 5,500 fans on Thursday when the Belgian national team plays in the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round play-offs.

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RTA. Hervelle7.4
ASR. Moors2.3
STD. Lauwers1.5
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