The Belgian national vrouwenbasketploeg Saturday, his third team contest in the qualifications for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS next year will be lost. In Prague members of the Belgian Cats against the Czech republic their first defeat of the campaign. The troops of head coach Philip Mestdagh went with 53-48 (rest: 27-27) down.
Despite the absence of Ann Wauters, who, injured, had to drop out, opened to the Belgians, strong in the lion’s den. Under the impetus of luminary Emma Meesseman led the Cats after 9 minutes with 9-20. Afterwards sputterde the Belgian motor, and the Czech women, who are also without their sterkhouder Kia Vaughn had to do, close the gap. The Belgians started strongly again in the third quarter with two triples from Julie Vanloo. The Czech republic, however, had confidence and scored 15 points after the other. Our landgenotes placed there for twelve consecutive misses in front of it. Belgium desperately in the lock still, but the Czech women gave the victory no longer out of your hands. Meesseman could with 23 points and 12 rebounds, was the best statistics to present.
The Czech republic, which are three group matches and managed to win, takes the lead in group D of the Belgian Cats, who had previously Switzerland (56-85) and Germany (103-60) defeated. Wednesday (20h30) receives Belgium, Swiss basketbalvrouwen in Kortrijk.
The group winners of the eight groups qualify directly for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2019, in Latvia and Serbia, as the best six school years known as seconde.