Belgium Win Low Countries Battle



Antonia Delaere (Belgium)
Antonia Delaere and Belgium signed off their campaign with a win over neighbours Netherlands

Belgium left it late but won a game in the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round on Saturday.

Taking on their Low Countries rivals, the Belgians beat the Netherlands 72-61 in Group C.

Down 50-41 midway through the third quarter, Belgium shifted into a higher gear.

Noemie Mayombo scored to spark a 12-0 for the home side.

Taking a 53-52 lead to the last quarter, Antonia Delaere, Belgium's 17-year-old shooting guard, drilled a three-ball.

The hosts went on to outscore the Dutch 19-9 for an 11-point win.

Laurence Van Malderen and Mayombo had 13 points apiece for Belgium while Naomi Halman poured in 16 for the Netherlands, who finished 2-6 in Group C.


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