Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv were involved in Adriatic League action and won 71-53 in Slovenia over Helios Domzale. Jon went scoreless in 19 minutes as Richard Hendrix had 10 points. Here is the boxscore.
Marty Pocius, Kyle Singler, and Real Madrid bounced back from a weekend loss with a 76-55 win over Valladolid. Both players got the start again as Marty 4 points in 21 minutes and Kyle had 5 points in 23 minutes as Sergio Rodriguez had 11 points and 7 assists. Here is the boxscore.
In France, it was time for the Round of 16 in the Men's Cup and DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet visited Gravelines and came away with a 77-67 win. DeMarcus had 14 points to lead the team in 33 minutes. Robert Dozier and William Gradit had 11 points each and Randal Falker had 10 points and 9 rebounds. In the loss, ex-JC player Ludovic Vaty had 15 points and ex-UNLV player J.K. Edwards and brief NBA player Pape Sy had 11 points each. Here is the boxscore.
On Wednesday, action shifted to women's leagues around the continent as Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Brno dropped a game against VS Prague 77-73. Jasmine had 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in 36 minutes. Here is the boxscore.
In Poland, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun faced a tough test at Lotos Gdynia and fell short 77-67. Bridgette had 3 points in 21 minutes as Jazmine Sepulveda had 25 points and 9 rebounds and Julie Page had 19 points. In the win, ex-Florida player Aneika Henry had 18 points and 12 rebounds and ex-Wisconsin player Jolene Anderson had 16 points. Here is the boxscore.
In Israel, it was a battle between the former Duke players as Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla eased past Karima Christmas and Bnot Hasharon 95-55. Alana had 23 points and 8 rebounds in 33 minutes and Karima had 20 points and 9 rebounds in 21 minutes while fighting through foul trouble. In the win, Le'coe Willingham had 20 points and 9 rebounds, Michal Epstein had 13 points, and Tanisha Wright, Laine Selwyn, and Katia Levitsky had 10 points each. In the loss, Kerri Gardin had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kalana Greene had 11 points. Here is the boxscore.
On Thursday, Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv had another Adriatic League games as they bested Serbia's Crvena Zvezda (often known in the English-language world by their translated name Red Star) 101-66. Jon had 7 points in 17 minutes before fouling out. Keith Langford had 17 points, Devin Smith had 13 points, and David Bluthenthal had 11 points. Here is the boxscore.
There was some European competition this week as the first two games of the best of three Eurochallenge quarterfinals took place on Tuesday and Thursday.
Ventspils took Game 1 at home in Latvia 82-63 over Szolnoki Olaj. In the win, ex-New Mexico State player Jahmar Young had 14 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Gonzaga player Steven Gray had 14 points, and ex-Ole Miss player Todd Abernethy had 11 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Alabama A&M player Obie Trotter and ex-Ball State player Julien Mills had 13 points each. In the second game in Hungary, Szolnoki Olaj evened the series up with an 82-76 win. Obie Trotter had 19 points and ex-San Diego player Brandon Gay had 12 points in the win. In the loss, Jahmar Young had 14 points and 7 assists and Todd Abernethy had 13 points.
In Germany, visiting Besiktas beat edged past Artland Dragons by a 74-73 final. Ex-George Washington player Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Carlos Arroyo added 15 points in the win. In the loss, ex-UMass player Brandon Thomas and ex-DII player Anthony Hilliard had 13 points each, ex-Miami University player Nathan Peavy had 12 points, and ex-University of Miami player Anthony King had 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Turkish team finished off the series with a 77-63 win at home. Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 25 points and 17 rebounds and ex-Temple player David Hawkins had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Chicago State player David Holston had 15 points and 6 assists, Anthony King had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Brandon Thomas had 10 points.
In Spain, visiting Triumph Lyubertsy snuck away with a 76-75 win over Fuenlabrada. Ex-USC player Davon Jefferson had 19 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Northern Arizona player Kyle Landry had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and ex-Coppin State player Tywain McKee had 13 points and 7 rebounds in the win as ex-George Washington player Mike Hall had 11 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. Once things moved to Russia, it was the away team that struck again as Fuenlabrada won Game 2 by a 78-68 final. Mike Hall had 21 points and 12 rebounds and ex-Wisconsin player Kirk Penney had 13 points in the win. In the loss, Kyle Landry had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
The first round of the all-French matchup went to home team Elan Chalon 75-73 over Chorale Roanne. Ex-Loyola (Illinois) player Blake Schilb had 25 points, ex-Virginia Tech player Malcolm Delaney had 18 points and 10 assists, and ex-NC State player Ilian Evtimov had 11 points and 6 rebounds in the win. In the loss, ex-Syracuse player Rick Jackson had 18 points, ex-Wyoming player Uche Nsonwu had 14 points and 6 rebounds, and former Wisconsin-Milwaukee player Dylan Page had 13 points. Elan Chalon finished things off with a late comeback to win 78-76. Malcolm Delaney had 23 points and Blake Schilb had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists in the win. In the loss, Dylan Page had 16 points, Uche Nsonwu had 13 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Boston University player John Holland had 13 points and 6 assists, and ex-Georgia player Rashad Wright had 13 points.