Belgian Cats leave no stone unturned in North Macedonia and win 112-41

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What a demonstration of the Belgian Cats. The debuting French national coach Rachid Meziane saw the Cats unpack with a monster victory.

Julie Vanloo conducted, Kyara Linskens swung and Emma Meesseman shone. That resulted in a swirling atmosphere and a … 22-0 lead. North Macedonia only scored a first field goal after more than six minutes. The Cats had a 34-3 lead after an amazing first quarter. In the first half, all twelve Cats came on the parquet and the demonstration continued smoothly. From 45-9 it went to 57-16 halfway.

The 17-year-old and debuting Nastja Claessens fired bombs and Inje Joris made the century: 101-38.

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Immediately 2 out of 3 for Emma Meesseman and her teammates. Sunday, again in Leuven (sold out), confirm against Bosnia-Herzegovina is the message. If the Cats do that, they will stay on track for the European Championship in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

Germany beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 97-58. That means that there are now three leaders in group A. The group winners of the ten groups are directly qualified for the European Championship 2023 in Slovenia/Israel. The four best runners-up of the eight groups of four are also allowed to go to the European Championship. The Cats, who won bronze in 2017 and 2021, are going for a fourth consecutive Eurobasket.

Belgium 112 – 41 North Macedonia (34-3, 23-13, 24-10, 31-15)

Belgium: Ramette 4, Delaere 12, Resimont 9, Meesseman 17, Linskens 14, Claessens 11, Ben Abdelkader 14, Becky Massey 6, Lisowa 4, Billie Massey 0, Vanloo 9, Joris 9

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