On the women's side, Karima Christmas and Bnot Hasharon hosted Maccabi Ashdod, but fell 82-64. Karima put in another strong effort in a loss with 18 points and 16 rebounds in 36 minutes while Kerri Gardin did everything she could with 20 points and 9 rebounds. In the win, ex-James Madison player Tamera Young had 21 points, the first JC to WNBA player Ashley Shields had 17 points, and WNBA veteran Plenette Pierson had 11 points and 9 rebounds. Here is the box score
On Tuesday, Daniel Ewing and Azovmash returned to domestic league action with a trip to Cherkasy. After 3 poor quarters, the visitors rallied back late in the game to pull out an 85-82 win. Daniel had 11 points and 9 assists in 34 minutes as Oleksiy Pecherov added 18 minutes. In the loss, ex-Clemson player Will Solomon had 25 points and 7 assists and ex-Hartford player Kenny Adeleke had 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Wednesday featured the bulk of the week's Euroleague action as Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid hosted the only team not from Spain in their group, Montepaschi Siena from Italy. It was a slow start for the hosts and any comeback attempts were put to rest as they ended up falling 88-69. Marty had 9 points in 21 minutes off the bench, Kyle had 2 points and 3 rebounds in 19 minutes, and Jaycee Carroll had 12 points. In the win, ex-New Orleans player Bo McCalebb showed his full ability with 25 points and 6 assists, ex-NBA player David Andersen had 11 points and 7 rebounds, and ex-Indiana State player David Moss had 10 points.
Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Sika Brno found their Euroleague Women game to be tough sledding again with a 72-63 loss in Croatia to Gospic. Jasmine had 12 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes while ex-Syracuse player Julie McBride had 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in the win.
On Thursday, the big Euroleague game had Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv hosting Barcelona. It was a close game for more than 3 quarters before the visitors pulled away for a 71-57 win. Jon had a relatively uneventful 4 minutes on the court as Keith Langford had 17 points and Demond Mallet had 12 points in the loss. In the win, former Michigan State player Erazem Lorbek had 18 points.
There was also a full slate of games in the Women's league in Israel on Thursday as Karima Christmas and Bnot Hasharon faced Ramat Hasharon, but their struggles continued with an 87-61 loss. Karima did everything she could again as she led her team with 19 points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes as Kerri Gardin helped out with 11 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, WNBA veteran Jia Perkins had 24 points and ex-Miami player Maurita Reid had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Here is the box score
It was a full week of European games again.
All the Euroleague Women games took place on Wednesday. Also in Group C action, Rivas Ecopolis of Spain beat Poland's Wisla Can-Pack Krakow 71-66 at home. The player with WNBA experience played a big role in the result as Essence Carson had 19 points and Asjha Jones had 18 points and 8 rebounds in the win while Nicole Powell had 19 points and 9 rebounds and Ewelina Kobryn had 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. In Slovakia, Good Angels Kosice defeated Lattes Montpellier of France 70-61. Danielle McCray had 24 points and 9 rebounds and ex-Purdue player Erin Lawless had 16 points in the win while ex-WNBA player Edwiges Lawson-Wade had 26 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. In Russia, Spartak Moscow pounded Italy's Taranto 77-53 as Candice Dupree had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Meanwhile in Group B, Polkowice of Poland prevailed 99-96 in an overtime thriller over Tarbes of France. In the win, ex-Virginia player Sharnee Zoll had 17 points and 6 rebounds, ex-WNBA player Evanthia Maltsi and ex-NAIA and Long Beach State player Valeriya Musina had 13 points each while ex-Hofstra player Lizanne Murphy had 10 points in the loss. In Russia, Turkish team Fenerbahce earned a 72-60 away win over Nadezhda. Angel McCoughtry had 24 points and Penny Taylor and former Western Illinois and WNBA player Zane Tamane had 10 points each in the win while Rebekkah Brunson had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. In Hungary, Sopron defeated Berreta-Famila 69-54. Ex-Wyoming player Hanna Zavecz had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the win as the two players with WNBA experience did the most in the loss as Cheryl Ford had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Laura Macchi had 14 points.
In Group A, Poland's Lotos Gdynia won on the road at VICI Aistes of Lithuania 74-60. Ex-Wisconsin player Jolene Anderson had 22 points and 7 rebounds in the win while ex-Colorado player Aija Putnina had 11 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. A titanic matchup in Russia saw Spain's Ros Casares come away with the 81-63 away win over UMMC Ekaterinburg in a quiet night for a number of stars. Ann Wauters and Lauren Jackson had 15 points each and Sancho Lyttle added 11 points in the win while Sandrine Gruda was the only player in double figures on the losing side with 20 points. Czech team USK Prague won at home 74-63 over Gyor of Hungary. DeLisha Milton-Jones had 14 points in the win and Lindsay Whalen and ex-South Carolina player Ilona Burgrova added 10 points each while Quanitra Hollingsworth had 19 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. In Turkey, Galatasaray used its WNBA star power to beat France's Bourges 81-74. Epiphany Prince had 28 points, Tina Charles had 25 points and 7 rebounds, Diana Taurasi had 13 points, and Ticha Penichero had 10 points.
Other Euroleague action on Wednesday had CSKA Moscow winning 96-68 in Russia over Anadolu Efes from Turkey. Andrei Kirilenko had 15 points and 8 rebounds, Nenad Krstic had 14 points, and ex-NBA player Victor Khryapa had 11 points and 8 assists in the win while Sasha Vujacic had 21 points in the loss. The clash of two teams from Spain saw Gescrap Bilbao win 85-70 at home over Unicaja. Ex-Duquesne player Aaron Jackson had 14 points in the win while ex-Kentucky player Gerald Fitch had 17 points in the loss. In Turkey, Fenerbahce just managed to sneak past Emporio Armani Milan of Italy 65-63. Ex-NBA player Roko Ukic had 16 points and 6 rebounds in the win while ex-Princeton player Mason Rocca had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Russia's UNICS Kazan got a shock 89-83 win in Greece over defending champions Panathinaikos. Ex-Eastern Illinois player Henry Domercant had 21 points and ex-BYU player Terrell Lyday had 16 points in the win while ex-Arizona State player Mike Batiste had 16 points and ex-La Salle player Steven Smith added 15 points in the loss. In Italy, Bennet Cantu used a late comeback to stun Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania 79-78. In the loss, ex-DII player DeJuan Collins had 15 points, ex-Arkansas player Sonny Weems had 14 points, and ex-JC player Marko Popovic had 12 points. There was one more game Thursday as an overtime thriller gave hosts Galatasaray a 78-77 win over Greece's Olympiakos. Ex-Virginia Tech player Jamon Gordon had 17 points in the win as brief NBA player Vassilis Spanoulis had 24 points and 6 rebounds and ex-UNC Greensboro player Kyle Hines added 11 points in the loss.
All of the EuroCup games took place on Tuesday. In Group I, Spain's Valencia pounded visiting VEF Riga of Latvia 80-49 in a game that was not even that close. Ex-Maryland player Nik Caner-Medley had 13 points and 7 rebounds in the win while ex-South Dakota player Tyler Cain had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. The other game in the group saw Czech side Nymburk defeat their visitors from France Gravelines 79-62. In the win, ex-Washington player Tre Simmons had 25 points and 7 assists and ex-Wofford player Mike Lenzly had 11 points. In the loss, ex-UNLV player Juan-Khalif Edwards had 16 points and ex-Miami of Ohio player Juby Johnson had 11 points.
In Group J, Ukrainian team Donetsk beat visiting Aris from Greece 81-74. Ex-CSU Bakersfield player Ramel Curry had 18 points in the win and ex-St. Bonaventure player Michael Lee added 12 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, former Wisconsin-Milwaukee player Ronald Davis had 22 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Western Kentucky player Sergio Kerusch had 17 points. The other game in the group saw Russia's Khimki edge past France's ASVEL 86-80. Ex-Washington State player Thomas Kelati had 18 points in the win while 2 former NBA player chipped in as Sergey Monya had 14 points and Zoran Planinic had 12 points and 7 assists. In the loss, ex-Drexel player Phillip Goss had 14 points and ex-UConn player Hilton Armstrong and ex-UCLA player Dijon Thompson had 11 points each.
In Group K, Montenegro's Buducnost won away in Slovenia at Krka Novo Mesto 69-64 getting 11 points from former Fordham player Jermaine Anderson. Also in the group, Spartak St. Petersburg earned an 80-71 win in Russia over Turkey's Banvit. Ex-Arkansas player Patrick Beverley had 13 points in the win while ex-Alabama player Chuck Davis had 16 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Holy Cross player Keith Simmons had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
In Group L, Russia's Lokomotiv Kuban earned an 84-79 away win in Germany over ALBA Berlin. In the win, ex-Kansas State player Jeremiah Massey had 16 points and 8 rebounds, ex-South Carolina State player Roderick Blakney had 14 points, and ex-Clemson player K.C. Rivers had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Ole Miss player Derrick Allen had 19 points, ex-Washington State player Kyle Weaver had 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, and ex-Oregon player Bryce Taylor had 11 points and 7 rebounds. The other game in the group saw Lithuania's Lietuvos Rytas prevail 78-69 at home over Benetton of Italy after a wild final quarter. In the win, former UT-Chattanooga player Mindaugas Katelynas had 14 points and 7 rebounds while in the loss, ex-UMass player Jeffrey Viggiano had 15 points, ex-West Virginia player Marcus Goree had 12 points, and ex-George Mason and American player Vlad Moldoveanu had 11 points.
Eurochallenge games happened on both Tuesday and Wednesday. In Group I, Germany's EWE Baskets Oldenburg defeated Leiden of the Netherlands 85-62. In the win, ex-Siena player Kenny Hasbrouck had 16 points, ex-UNC Greensboro player Ronnie Burrell had 13 points, and ex-Portland player Robin Smeulders had 10 points and 12 rebounds while in the loss, ex-Portland State player Seamus Boxley had 20 points and 6 rebounds. In France, Ventspils of Latvia won an 89-88 overtime thriller over Chorale Roanne. In the win, ex-Virginia player Mamadi Diane had 25 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Gonzaga player Steven Gray had 16 points, and ex-Ole Miss player Todd Abernethy had 13 points. In the loss, ex-Boston University player John Holland had 31 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Wyoming player Uche Nsonwu had 16 points and 9 rebounds, former Wisconsin-Milwaukee player Dylan Page had 14 points, and ex-Syracuse player Rick Jackson had 11 points and 8 rebounds.
In Group J, Germany's Telekom Baskets Bonn beat Hungary's Szolnoki Olaj 89-75 at home. In the win, ex-UMass player Tony Gaffney had 26 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Penn State player Talor Battle had 16 points and 7 assists, ex-TCU player Zvonko Buljan had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and ex-DII player Benas Veikalas had 13 points and 6 rebounds. The other game in the group saw France's Elan Chalon defeat their visitors from Belgium, Okapi Aalstar, 87-72. It was all-ACC in the win as ex-NC State player Illian Evtimov had 18 points, ex-Georgia Tech player Alade Aminu had 15 points and 9 rebounds, and ex-Virginia Tech player Malcolm Delaney had 12 points. In the loss, ex-Michigan player Christopher Young had 20 points and 13 rebounds, ex-UTEP player Stefon Jackson had 18 points and 7 rebounds, ex-UNLV player Kevin Kruger had 13 points, and ex-Maine player Nate Fox had 11 points.
In Group K, a battle between two strong teams in Spain saw hosts Fuenlabrada defeat visiting Besiktas from Turkey 72-70. In the win, ex-George Washington player Mike Hall had 15 points and 7 rebounds and ex-Wisconsin player Kirk Penney had 10 points while in the loss, Adam Morrison had 16 points and ex-Temple player David Hawkins had 12 points. The game at the other end of the standings had Czech team Pardubice beat Russia's Nizhny Novgorod 87-80. In the win, ex-Western Carolina player Corey Muirhead had 20 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Austin Peay player Maurice Hampton had 19 points, and ex-Illinois player Marcus Arnold had 15 points and 15 rebounds. In the loss, former Mississippi State player Michal Ignerski had 28 points.
In Group L, Belgium's Antwerp Giants defeated Triumph Lyubertsy of Russia 83-58. In the win, ex-UCLA player Michael Roll and ex-Towson player Ralph Biggs had 13 points each while ex-USC player Davon Jefferson had 15 points in the loss. A late comeback in Turkey had Germany's Artland Dragons surprising hosts Pinar Karsiyaka 99-95. In the win, ex-Chicago State player David Holston had 31 points and 8 assists, ex-UMass player Brandon Thomas had 17 points, and ex-Canisius player Darren Fenn had 13 points while former Texas-Pan American player Mire Chatman had 24 points in the loss.