International Alumni Update: Jan 9th

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

Friday's action started in China, where Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards traveled to Beijing in a tough matchup with the host Ducks. Shavlik led the way with 31 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes in the 109-85 win as Josh Akognon added 24 points. In the loss, Stephon Marbury had 31 points and 9 assists and former Kentucky player Randolph Morris had 18 points and 7 rebounds.

The Lithuanian league was back from its break as David McClure and Kedainiai hosted fellow struggling team Naglis. David led his team in scoring with 19 points as they went on to win 86-72. In the loss, former DII player Paul Davis had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Here is the boxscore: Click Here

Jess Foley and the Townsville Fire returned to action with a difficult trip to Melbourne to face off with the Bulleen Boomers. Jess had 14 points in 36 minutes, Shanavia Dowdell had 17 points and 8 rebounds, and Micaela Cocks added 12 points, but it was not enough to overcome their oppositions star and balanced attack in a 92-75 loss. In the win, WNBA player Liz Cambage had 22 points and 6 rebounds and ex-DII British player Johannah Leedham added 10 points and 10 rebounds as 7 players were in double figures in scoring.

Saturday action included another Adriatic League game for Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv as they hosted another team from Slovenia in the form of Krka Novo Mesto. Jon got some early playing time and ended up with 4 points and 2 rebounds in 12 minutes as a strong second quarter led to a 77-57 win for the home team. Demond Mallet had his first strong contribution to his new team with 18 points and Devin Smith added 14 points while Ben Hansbrough had 9 points in the loss as he made his debut with the team after his midseason move from Bayern Munich. Here is the boxscore: Click Here

Daniel Ewing and Azovmash were back in VTB United league play with a game against his former team Asseco Prokom from Poland. The first half was the difference as the hosts lost 74-66. Daniel had 9 points in 29 minutes while Radoslav Rancik had 18 points and 7 rebounds and Ricky Minard added 16 points. In the win, 2011 draftee Donatas Motiejunas, ex-UNLV player Jerel Blassingame, and ex-Houston player Oliver Lafayette had 14 points each. Here is the box score: Click Here

David McClure and Kedainiai went to last-place Techasas and really struggled on their way to a 100-58 loss. David had 6 points and 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. Here is the box score: Click Here

Earlier in the day, Jess Foley and Townsville Fire continued a hard road trip at the league leaders, the Adelaide Link Lightning, where they lost 80-68. Jess had 10 points in 27 minutes before fouling out and Shanavia Dowdell added 11 points and 11 rebounds. In the win, ex-WNBA players Suzy Batkovic and Abby Bishop had 34 points and 11 rebounds and 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively.

In China, Chante Black and Shandong lost to Bayi 91-85. Chante had 20 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes while ex-WNBA player Nan Chen had 18 points in the win.

It was another easy Czech League game for Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Sika Brno as they defeated Pliska Studanka Pardubice 107-64. Jasmine had 11 points and 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. Here is the box score: Click Here

In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun returned from their break with a 75-65 win at Tecza Leszno. Bridgette had a very strong game with 19 points and 13 rebounds in 31 minutes and Jazmine Sepulveda added 18 points and 6 assists. In the loss, ex-Florida A&M player Marke Freeman had 18 points. Here is the box score: Click Here

The top division in France also returned to play as Krystal Thomas earned a start and put in a solid effort with Lyon in their 86-70 loss to Nantes. Krystal had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes while French former Colorado player Caroline Aubert had 14 points and 8 assists and ex-DePaul player Lenae Williams had 13 poitns in the win. Mistie Bass and Challes had a very tough test at Union Hainaut. Challes got off to a very strong start, but the hosts fought back and won right at the end 64-63. Mistie had 13 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes and Danielle Page added 19 points and 8 rebounds. In the win, ex-Louisiana Tech player Amisha Carter had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Here are the two boxscores: Click Here | Click Here

There were two more games Sunday as Kyle Singler and Marty Pocius were both in the starting lineup as Real Madrid visited UCAM Murcia in what became a 91-60 win for the visitors. Marty finished with 8 points in 19 minutes, Kyle had 7 points in 24 minutes, and Jaycee Carroll had 13 points. Here is the box score: Click Here

In China, Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards looked to continue a good string of games in their visit to the Tianjin Golden Lions. After a poor first quarter, the team did well for the rest of the game to come back for a 91-89 win. Shavlik had 22 points and 18 rebounds in 37 minutes while Josh Akognon added 21 points. In the loss, ex-Florida player Donnell Harvey had 22 points and 21 rebounds and ex-Colorado player David Harrison had 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Monday was supposed to involve a battle between two former Duke players, but after DeMarcus Nelson moved to France, it was only Daniel Ewing involved in Azovmash's game at Donetsk. It was not a good effort for the visitors as they slumped to a 69-57 defeat. Daniel had 3 points and 2 assists in 11 minutes as Ricky Minard led the team with 12 points. Ex-Arizona player Ivan Radenovic had 11 points and 5 rebounds in the win.

There were more games in Israel, including Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv taking part in the Israeli Cup competition, which provided a little different knockout format to break the monotony of the league system. The first game was at Bnei Hasharon and a strong second half helped the team to a 90-68 victory. Jon had 7 points in 11 minutes off the bench as Devin Smith had 16 points, Richard Hendrix had 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Shawn James had 11 points and 11 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Creighton player Kenny Lawson had 26 points and 11 rebounds and ex-UTEP player Jason Williams had 15 points. Here is the box score: Click Here

Karima Christmas and Bnot Hasharon faced Hapoel Petah-Tikva and started and finished strong in a 92-77 win. Karima led her team again with 28 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes. Kerri Gardin had 24 points and 8 rebounds, Ketia Swanier had 15 points, 7 assists, and 9 rebounds, and Italee Lucas added 14 points. In the loss, ex-UConn player Kaili McLaren had 21 points and 8 rebounds, former Arkansas-Little Rock player Chastity Reed had 15 points, and ex-Vanderbilt and long-time WNBA player Sheri Sam had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

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