International Alumni Update: Feb 20

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

With no European games for the week, many leagues took the opportunity to play their national cups, 3 or 4 day mini-tournaments.

In Lithuania, David McClure and Kedaniai played their semifinal against hosts Zalgiris on Friday and fell 87-73 to the powerhouse. David had 8 points and 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. In the win, Sonny Weems and ex-Arizona player Robert Javtokas had 15 points each. Here is the box score In Spain, the top 8 teams at the halfway point of the season competed in the King's Cup and Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid played the first round against Fuenlabrada and pulled away late for a 75-66 win. Kyle got the start and had 7 points in 16 minutes while Marty had 3 points in 17 minutes off the bench. Ex-Wisconsin player Kirk Penney had 12 points in the loss. Here is the boxscore.

In France, same format was used for a mini-tournament called the Semaine de As. DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet had a rematch of last year's league finals as they faced Nancy. Unfortunately the results were the same as they lost 78-74 to get the weekend off. DeMarcus had 10 points in 27 minutes before fouling out as Randal Falker had 16 points and Robert Dozier had 15 points and 6 rebounds. In the win, ex-Clemson player Akin Akingbala had 18 points and 10 rebounds and ex-VCU player Jamal Shuler had 12 points. Here is the boxscore.

On Saturday, David McClure and Kedainiai played their third-place game against Rudupis and held on for a 69-65 win. David had 15 points and 8 rebounds in 31 minutes as Vytautas Sulkis added 11 points. Here is the boxscore.

In Spain, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid had their semi-final against Cajasol Banca Civica and won 92-84 thanks to strong 1st and 3rd quarters. Kyle had 10 points in 19 minutes and Marty had 2 points in 4 minutes. In the loss, ex-Indiana player Earl Calloway and ex-Hawaii player Carl English had 11 points each. Here is the boxscore.

There was one league game as Daniel Ewing and Azovmash faced Odessa and could not complete a late comeback to fall 94-88. Daniel had 17 points in 27 minutes as Radoslav Rancik had 21 points, Joe Crispin had 14 points, and Oleksiy Pecherov had 10 points. In the win, ex-St. Louis player Justin Love had 26 points, ex-Oral Roberts player Shawn King had 15 points and 9 rebounds, and ex-Loyola (Maryland) player Jason Rowe had 12 points.

In Australia, Jess Foley and the Townsville Fire closed out the regular season with a 105-94 overtime win over the Canberra Capitals. Jess led her team with 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 steals in 41 minutes. Micaela Cocks had 15 points, Shanavia Dowdell had 12 points, and Nicole Romeo had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Georgia Tech player Brigette Ardossi had 15 points. The win was critical as they clinched the 4th spot in the league before the final stage. It is a unique format as the top 5 teams qualify. The top 2 teams play for one spot in the final as the 5th team plays at the 4th in an elimination game to face the 3rd place team next. The winner of that game faces the loser of the first game for the other final spot.

In Turkey, Sheana Mosch, Monique Currie, and Antakya traveled to Mersin and lost 81-72. Sheana did not play, but Monique had 26 points in 33 minutes as Laura Harper had 17 points and 6 rebounds and Shannon Bobbitt added 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 assists. In the win, two player led the way as ex-Pitt player Shavonte Zellous had 34 points and ex-Mississippi State player LaToya Thomas had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the boxscore.

In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun faced Lider Pruszkow and fell short 84-79. Bridgette had 2 points in 8 minutes as Jazmine Sepulveda had 16 points and 6 rebounds, Julie Page had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Leah Metcalf had 10 points. In the win, ex-Illinois player Angelina Williams had 23 points and 11 rebounds, ex-Kansas State player Laurie Koehn had 18 points, and ex-Texas A&M player Sydney Colson had 10 points and 8 assists. Here is the boxscore.

In the Czech Republic, Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Sika Brno continued to play against the rest of the top half of the league with a 90-68 win over Slovanka. Jasmine had 6 points in 27 minutes. Here is the boxscore.

There was a full slate of games in France as Mistie Bass and Challes dropped a close one 81-77 to Arras. Mistie had 17 points in 34 minutes and Danielle Page added 13 points. In the win, ex-Wake Forest player Alexandra Tchangoue had 20 points and ex-Utah player Leilani Mitchell had 18 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the boxscore.

Krystal Thomas continued a strong string of performances with Lyon but her team fell short again against Charleville and lost 79-70. Krystal had 23 points and 12 rebounds in 36 minutes. Here is the boxscore.

In the second division, Carrem Gay and Toulouse continued to push towards a return to the top division with 52-38 win over Limoges. Carrem had 6 points and 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. In the loss, ex-St. Joseph's Hillary Klimowicz had 12 points. Here is the boxscore.

On Sunday, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid finished the Copa del Rey with a decisive 91-74 win over heated rivals FC Barcelona in front of over 15,000 fans. Kyle had 4 points in 14 minutes and Marty had 6 points in 20 minutes as Jaycee Carroll had 22 points. In the loss, brief NBA player Boniface Ndong had 19 points and 11 rebounds, another one-season NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro had 16 points, ex-Michigan State player Erazem Lorbek had 14 points, and ex-Cincinnati player Pete Mickeal had 10 points. Here is the boxscore.

With no other commitments, Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv played a rare Sunday game in the league as they needed overtime to beat Hapoel Jerusalem 104-100. Jon had 3 points in 12 minutes as David Bluthenthal had 17 points, Keith Langford had 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Richard Hendrix had 15 points. In the loss, ex-Kentucky player Ramel Bradley had 17 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Maryland player D.J. Strawberry had 16 points, ex-Stanford player Dan Grunfeld had 14 points, and ex-Illinois player Brian Randle had 12 points. Here is the boxscore.

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