International Alumni Update: March 5

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

On Friday, Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards saw their season end after a tough quarterfinal series against the Xinjiang Tigers 109-88 as home-court advantage held.  Shavlik had 24 points and 16 rebounds in 36 minutes as he is now free to sign with an NBA team.  Josh Akognon added 29 points as ex-Florida State player Tim Pickett led the way in the win with 43 points and 15 rebounds and Ike Diogu had 13 points and 8 rebounds.

  In Lithuania, David McClure was eased back in the rotation as Kedainiai used an incredible late comeback to beat his old team Neptunas 93-91 on the road.  David had 2 points and 3 rebounds in 10 minutes as Vytautas Sulskis had 19 points, Laimonas Kisielius had 15 points, and Aurimas Adomaitis had 10 points.  In the loss, ex-Virginia player Laurynas Mikalauskas had 29 points and 10 rebounds and ex-JC player Arturas Veleika had 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Here is the boxscore.

  DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet got a solid 71-67 win in Lyon over ASVEL Basket.  DeMarcus had 6 points in 15 minutes as Patrick Christopher had 12 points.  In the loss, ex-UCLA player Dijon Thompson and ex-Utah player Kim Tillie had 15 points and 7 rebounds each.   Here is the boxscore.

Mistie Bass and Challes continued to push for the top of the league with a narrow 66-63 win over Landes.  Mistie had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes.  In the loss, ex-Kentucky player Jennifer Humphries had 15 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.  Here is the boxscore.

  On Saturday, Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv returned to Adriatic League action with a late rally in Croatia to defeat Cedevita Zagreb 83-77.  Jon had a quiet 7 minutes off the bench as Richard Hendrix and Devin Smith had 14 points each, David Bluthenthal added 12 points, and Demond Mallet had 10 points.  In the loss, ex-Texas player Christopher Owens had 16 points.  Here is the boxscore.

  There was set to be one more player added to the updates this weekend, but bad weather in New Zealand prevented Nick Horvath and the Manawatu Jets from facing off with the Nelson Giants.  Other players on his team with American ties include ex-Syracuse player Josh Pace, ex-DIII player Dustin Mitchell, ex-NAIA player Zane Miehl, and ex-NAIA player Mike Homik.  A couple of other players with Duke ties made midseason moves.  Taylor King is still in Canada, but switched from London, Ontario to Quebec.  Jamal Boykin was in Cyprus earlier in the season but moved to Iwate in Japan.

  In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun played in the semifinals of the Polish Cup and lost 94-85 to powerhouse Lotos Gdynia.  Bridgette had 2 points in 14 minutes as Julie Page had 22 points and 6 rebounds and Jazmine Sepulveda had 15 points.  In the win, ex-Wisconsin player Jolene Anderson had 24 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Florida player Aneika Henry had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and ex-UNLV player Constance Jinks had 10 points.  Here is the boxscore.

  Jasmine Thomas had a tough game against USK Prague and lost 99-74.  Jasmine had 18 points in 34 minutes as the stars on the opposition did all of the damage with DeLisha Milton-Jones providing 30 points and 11 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen adding 23 points.  Here is the boxscore.

  Sheana Mosch, Monique Currie, and Antakya got a narrow 76-73 win at Ceyhan.  Monique had 28 points in 33 minutes and Sheana had 13 points in 23 minutes as Laura Harper added 11 points and 10 rebounds.  In the loss, ex-Texas player Tiffany Jackson had 13 points and 9 rebounds, ex-UTEP player Natasha Lacy had 11 points and 13 assists, and ex-Cal player Ashley Walker had 11 points.  Here is the boxscore.

  In the second division in France, Carrem Gay and Toulouse continued to chase promotion with a 77-56 win over Armentieres.  Carrem had 8 points and 7 rebounds in 33 minutes.  Ex-Colorado player Anda Nedovic had 10 points in the loss.  Here is the boxscore.

  On Sunday, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid had to fully focus on domestic affairs again as they faced Monbus Blusens and won 83-69.  Kyle led the way with 21 points and 6 rebounds in 31 minutes, Marty had 7 points in 25 minutes off the bench, and Jaycee Carroll had 17 points.  In the loss, ex-Pitt player Levon Kendall had 11 points and 8 rebounds.  Here is the boxscore.

  Daniel Ewing and Azovmash traveled to Kiev and lost a close one 83-79.  Daniel had 10 points in 28 minutes as Matt Walsh had 19 points, Radoslav Rancik had 12 points, Oleksiy Pecherov had 10 points and 7 rebounds, and the latest teammate with American ties, ex-Ohio State player Othello Hunter made his debut.  In the win, ex-Mississippi State player Derrick Zimmerman had 15 points and ex-Arkansas player Gary Ervin had 13 points and 6 rebounds.

  In France, Krystal Thomas continued to put in strong performances as she lifted Lyon past Mondeville 75-74.  Krystal had 20 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes.  Here is the boxscore.

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