International Alumni Update: Jan 15

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

Euroleague action resumes on ESPN3 this week so you can catch 2 games in Greece. On Wednesday at 2:45 pm Eastern, Olympiakos will be hosting CSKA Moscow. On Thursday, Panathinaikos will be hosting Emporio Armani Milan.

On Friday in China, Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards looked to continue their rise up the standings aginst the Shandong Lions. The game remained close, but the second half was enough to give the home team a 95-89 win and move them to second place in the league. Shavlik had 18 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes and Josh Akognon added 24 points while ex-Ohio State player Othello Hunter had 24 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

In Australia, Jess Foley and the Townsville Fire had a slightly easier test after a tough road trip as they faced the current group of youngsters at the Australian Institute of Sport. Jess had 12 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes as the team rolled 82-60 with Micaela Cocks pitching in with 13 points.

On Saturday, Chante Black did not play as Shandong lost to Beijing 106-68.

Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Sika Brno had a slightly tougher test in the local league than usual when they faced VSE Prague, but a strong second half gave them a 108-79 win. After going the distance in the midweek game, Jasmine played all 40 minutes again and had 15 points. In the losing effort, two ex-Florida players did everything they could as Dalia Eshe had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Marshae Dotson had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun tried to keep a good streak going as they faced a tough test at home against Wisla Can-Pak Krakow. Unfortunately a lead earned in the 3rd quarter was lost in the 4th as the game ended up 79-73 to the visitors. Bridgette had 10 points in 20 minutes before fouling out as Julie Page had 19 points and 8 rebounds and Jazmine Sepulveda had 10 points. In the win, the WNBA duo of Nicole Powell and Ewelina Kobryn had 18 and 12 points respectively and grabbed 8 rebounds each.

The second division in France was back in action as Carrem Gay and Toulouse restarted their promotion push with a 71-47 win over Le Havre. Carrem had 11 points and 6 rebounds in 28 minutes as Danish ex-TCU player Ida Preetzmann had 11 points in the loss.

In the top flight, it was a direct battle between former Duke players Krystal Thomas and Lyon visiting Mistie Bass and Challes. Krystal continued her string of strong performances as she earned another start as she had 9 points and 8 rebounds in 34 minutes but the team could not do enough as they lost 73-58. Mistie had 28 points and 8 rebounds in 39 minutes in the win and Danielle Page added 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Saturday's Adriatic League action was quite wild with 3 overtime games including the game in Croatia between the hosts Cibona and the visiting Maccabi Tel Aviv. Jon Scheyer put in a good effort again with 9 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes, including crunch time as the team won 91-85. Devin Smith led all scorers with 19 points and Keith Langford added 16 points as ex-Kentucky player Antwain Barbour led his team with 16 points in the loss.

David McClure and Kedainiai continued a stretch of Baltic League games as they hosted Estonia's Kalev/Cramo. A strong first half was almost completely negated by the third quarter, but a rally late game the Lithuanian team the 66-58 win. David had 12 points and 14 rebounds as he played all but 32 seconds of the game. Senegalese ex-SMU player Bamba Fall had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Daniel Ewing and Azovmash were back in VTB United League action when they went to Belarus to face Minsk-2006. The 3rd quarter was the difference in a 90-81 win for the visitors as Daniel had 13 points in 32 minutes and Radoslav Rancik added 13 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-New Mexico State player Justin Hawkins had 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 rebounds in the loss.

In France, DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet got back to league play with a solid 94-84 win over LeMans. DeMarcus had 12 points in 33 minutes as Patrick Christopher led all scorers with 27 points and Randal Falker added 10 points and 7 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Gonzaga player J.P. Batista had 26 points, ex-Washington State player Taylor Rochestie had 19 points, and ex-Bradley player Marcellus Sommerville had 13 points.

On Sunday, Sheana Mosch and Monique Currie were back in action with Antakya as they hosted Samsun. Despite a comeback attempt late, the home team won 77-75 as Monique led all scorers with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Sheana Mosch added 15 points. Laura Harper had 13 points and 15 rebounds and Shannon Bobbitt had 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. Ex-Tulsa player Jillian Robbins had 18 points and 8 rebounds in the loss, ex-Stanford star Jayne Appel had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Georgia's Miller twins were also involved as Coco had 12 points and 6 assists and Kelly had 7 points.

The second half of a Baltic League back-to-back had David McClure and Kedainiai host another team from Estonia in the form of University of Tartu. David was everywhere again as he had game highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes as his team won 86-75 with a strong second half effort.

A game that was orginally billed as Kyle Singler vs Marty Pocius became and Kyle, Marty, and Real Madrid going back to Kyle's first professional home in Alicante. Kyle got the start and had 7 points in 20 minutes while Marty had 4 points in 17 minutes off the bench as Real Madrid won 92-86 after giving away their early lead and needing to come all the way back. Jaycee Carroll also had 10 points while in the loss, ex-NAIA player Tyrone Ellis had 27 points, ex-DII player Benjamin Dewar had 14 points, and Kyle's replacement Andy Rautins had 9 points.

In China, it was another close win for Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards as they defeated the Foshan Kylins 111-109. Shavlik had 23 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes as he had some foul trouble and Josh Akognon added 40 points. In the loss, ex-Tennessee player Marcus Haislip had 31 points and 14 rebounds and ex-Providence player Marcus Douthit had 25 points and 11 rebounds.

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