In the Mons Arena, the Belgian Cats, number 7 in the world, won an exhibition match against Greece (FIBA 17) 83-60. The Cats are in full preparation for the European Championships in Israel (Tel Aviv) and Slovenia (Ljublijana). Emma Meesseman became top scorer with 25 points. Julie Vanloo scored 16 points and 9 assists . On Sunday, the selection of national coach Rachid Méziane will practice again against Greece and in Braine-l’Alleud.
In the first quarter, Julie Vanloo, Betty Mununga and Emma Meesseman pushed the Belgian Cats to a 9-3 and 21-11 bonus. The Belgian Cats were also in charge in the second slide. Kyara Linskens scored and with the support of Emma Meesseman again it went to a 42-29 Belgian lead halfway.
Greece did not come up with a remonte in the second half. On the contrary, at 58-38, the Belgian Cats had a “twenties” in their pocket. The Cats fell silent in the third slide and Eleanna Christinaki (ex-Castors Braine) dropped bombs and helped make it 60-45. Julie Vanloo also took three points and the Cats raced away in the final slide to a 72-54 score. The profit was immediately in a final fold. The Mons Arena enjoyed themselves and with a few numbers from Julie Vanloo and points from Emma Meesseman, the Cats also provided the spectacle. All Belgian Cats scored.
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Quartz: 21-11, 21-18, 18-16, 23-15
Belgium: Ramette 2, Delaere 5, Meesseman 25, Linskens 8, Mununga 8 Geldof 4, Becky Massey 2, Lisowa 8, Billy Massey 4, Vanloo 16, Bah 3, Joris 2