International Alumni Update: Feb 27

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

On Friday, the playoffs continued with Game 2 at the higher seeds.  Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards were the only lower seed to win the first game, but they lost the second game at the Xinjiang Tigers 93-82, but they are the still the only lower seed to definitely have a chance for a 4th game.  Shavlik had 18 points and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes and Josh Akognon had 31 points.  In the win, Ike Diogu had 29 points and 9 rebounds and ex-Florida State player Tim Pickett had 12 points.

  On Saturday, DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet played at Gravelines and led for most of the game before falling 56-52.  DeMarcus had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 33 minutes.  In the win, UNLV player J.K. Edwards had 16 points.  Here is the boxscore

  In the Czech Republic, Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Sika Brno lost a tough one at VS Prague by a 63-59 margin.  Jasmine had 4 points and 4 assists as she played all 40 minutes.  Here is the boxscore  

In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun had a trip to Widzew Lodz and earned an 82-74 win.  Bridgette had 2 points and 3 rebounds in 8 minutes as Jazmine Sepulveda had 23 points and 6 rebounds and Julie Page had 19 points and 9 rebounds.  Here is the boxscore

In France, Mistie Bass and Challes continued to fight towards the top of the standings with an 81-72 win at Nice.  Mistie had 20 points and 10 rebounds after playing the entire game and Danielle Page had 12 points.  Here is the boxscore

  On Sunday, it was Game 3 in the playoffs in China and Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards will return home down 2-1 after losing 121-115 to the Xinjiang Tigers.  Shavlik had 21 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes and Josh Akognon had 42 points.  In the win, Ike Diogu had 42 points and 12 rebounds and ex-NBA player Mengke Bateer had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

David McClure did not play in Kedainiai Triobet's 89-60 win over Baltai in Baltic League action.

  Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid returned to domestic league action with a 90-72 win over Gran Canaria.  Kyle had 6 points in 16 minutes and Marty had 7 points in 16 minutes as Jaycee Carroll had 17 points against the team that gave him fame in Spain.  In the loss, ex-Louisville player Juan Palacios had 23 points and ex-Miami of Ohio player Michael Bramos had 22 points  Here is the boxscore  

Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv had a rare league game on a Sunday and snuck past last-place Maccabi Haifa 87-81.  Jon had 3 points in 8 minutes as Keith Langford had 17 points and David Bluthenthal had 12 points and 8 rebounds.  In the loss, ex-Georgia Tech player Jeremis Smith had 21 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Marshall player Tyler Wilkerson had 14 points and 8 rebounds, ex-South Carolina player Carlos Powell had 13 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-Virginia player Sylven Landesberg had 10 points.  Here is the boxscore

  Jess Foley and the Townsville Fire had their season ended after a 4th quarter collapse led to a 77-66 win for the Dandenong Rangers.  Jess had 6 points and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes and Shanavia Dowdell had 16 points and 9 rebounds.  In the win, WNBA player Jenna O'Hea had 24 points, ex-Michigan player Krista Phillips had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and ex-Oklahoma State player Tegan Cunningham had 12 points.

Sheana Mosch, Monique Currie, and Antakya had a tough game against powerhouse Galatarasaray and a strong start gave way to a poor 4th quarter and a 77-70 loss. Sheana had 7 points in 31 minutes and Monique had 16 points and 6 rebounds in 32 minutes as Shannon Bobbitt added 10 points and 6 assists.  In the win, Sylvia Fowles had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Epiphany Prince had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists, and ex-Rutgers player Michelle Campbell (also known by her Turkish name of Melisa Can) had 11 points.  Here is the boxscore

  In France, Krystal Thomas and Lyon lost 72-59 to Arras as the team continues to have a tough time.  Krystal had 9 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes and Marissa Coleman had 15 points and 7 rebounds.  In the win, ex-Utah player Leilani Mitchell had 19 points and 9 rebounds and ex-Drexel player Gabriela Marginean had 13 points.  Here is the boxscore

  The second game of the best of three series of the Euroleague Women quarterfinals took place on Friday.  Two series will go to a third game as 12 seed Bourges won 68-60 in France to even things up with 4 seed Rivas Ecopolis of Spain.  Past WNBA experience beat the present as Emmeline Ndongue had 13 points and 8 rebounds and ex-Georgia player Kiesha Brown had 10 points in the win while Essence Carson had 21 points and Asjha Jones had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.  Also even is the battle between Russian teams as 11 seed Nadezhda got an 87-75 win over 6 seed Spartak Moscow.  WNBA players were critical on both sides as Katie Douglas had 27 points and Rebekkah Brunson had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the win.  In the loss, Seimone Augustus had 28 points and 7 rebounds, Becky Hammon had 14 points, and Candice Dupree had 10 points and 8 rebounds.  One lower seed completed a sweep as 10 seed Beretta-Famila of Italy beat 4 seed Rivas Ecopolis of Spain 82-72 at home after overtime.  It was former WNBA players beating current ones again as Laura Macchi had 24 points and 6 rebounds and Janel McCarville had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win while DeWanna Bonner had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Erika Desouza had 22 points and 9 rebounds.

  The higher seed won game two to complete sweeps on the road in the other four series.  Top seed Fenerbahce of Turkey beat 15 seed Lattes Montpellier 80-72 in France to secure their spot in the Istanbul finals.  In the win, Penny Taylor had 27 points and 7 assists, Angel McCoughtry had 14 points, ex-WNBA player Zane Tamane had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-Stanford player Kristen Newlin (also known as Nevin Nevlin) had 10 points.  In the loss, ex-UC Santa Barbara player Kristen Mann had 13 points and ex-WNBA player Edwige Lawson-Wade had 10 points.  2 seed Ros Casares of Spain rolled 78-58 in Poland over 14 seed Polkowice.  Plenty of WNBA experience fueled the win as Maya Moore had 20 points, Ann Wauters had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Sancho Lyttle had 15 points and 12 rebounds while ex-Virginia player Sharnee Zoll had 15 points in the loss.  3 seed Wisla Can-Pak Krakow beat 13 seed USK Prague in the Czech Republic 74-60 to advance.  WNBA experience led the way again as Ewelina Kobryn had 22 points and 8 rebounds, Nicole Powell had 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Erin Phillips had 12 points.  8 seed UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia started to get its stars clicking as they blasted 9 seed Good Angels Kosice of Slovakia 75-49.  Deanna Nolan had 19 points, Sue Bird had 16 points, and Sandrine Gruda and Candace Parker had 10 points each.  In the loss, Danielle McCray and ex-Purdue player Erin Lawless had 15 points each.

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