On Monday, Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla played their Israeli Cup semifinal against Ramat Hasharon and lost in overtime 69-64. Alana had 11 points in 37 minutes before fouling out as Tanisha Wright had 19 points and 7 rebounds and Michal Epstein had 10 points. The winners relied heavily on their WNBA experience and the ex-Middle Tennessee State duo as Amber Holt had 20 points and Alysha Clark had 15 points and 11 rebounds as ex-Texas Tech player Jia Perkins had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Daniel Ewing missed Azovmash's 92-69 win over Dnipro-Azot on Tuesday. Translation of news on the team's website reveals that this is the second game that he has been given off to return to the United States for the birth of his child. Congratulations are in order for his family!
In their first game without Jon Scheyer, Maccabi Tel Aviv was blasted 93-73 in Game 1 of the Euroleague quarterfinals in front of some 18,000 fans in Athens at Panathinaikos. Ex-Florida player Nick Calathes had 13 points and 8 rebounds and ex-Arizona State player Mike Batiste and ex-DII player David Logan had 11 points each in the win. In the loss, Keith Langford had 21 points and Devin Smith had 17 points and 6 rebounds. Now that Jon is no longer playing for the team, only their remaining Euroleague games will show up in the updates.
Mistie Bass and Challes advanced to the semifinals of the French Cup after winning 79-65 at Nice. Mistie had 23 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes and Danielle Page added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Playoffs started on Wednesday in Poland as Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun hosted fifth-seeded ROW Rybnik and won Game 1 by a final of 70-50. Bridgette had 6 points in 16 minutes as Leah Metcalf had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. In the loss, ex-Arizona State player Sybil Dosty had 16 points, ex-Wake Forest and UC Santa Barbara player Mekia Valentine had 10 points and 9 rebounds, and ex-Illinois player Rebecca Harris had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Finishing 8th gave Sheana Mosch, Monique Currie, and Antakya the toughest playoff assignment possible and they were beaten 86-68 by Fenerbahce in Game 1. Sheana did not play and Monique had 8 points in 32 minutes as Jennifer Lacy had 20 points and Laura Harper had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Penny Taylor had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Here is the box score.
All of the European Men's competitions were in action during the week.
One other Euroleague Game 1 on Tuesday saw Barcelona hold on in Spain to beat UNICS Kazan of Russia 78-66. In the win, ex-Cincinnati player Pete Mickeal had 22 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Michigan State player Erazem Lorbek had 15 points, one-season NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro had 13 points, and brief NBA player Boniface Ndong had 12 points. In the loss, ex-JC and brief NBA player Nathan Jawai had 15 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Eastern Illinois player Henry Domercant had 12 points, and ex-BYU player Terrell Lyday had 10 points. There were two other series starting on Wednesday as Russia's CSKA Moscow pounded Spain's Bilbao 98-71. Ex-Mississippi State player Jamont Gordon had 14 points in the win while a number of ex-NBA players got involved as Nenad Krstic had 18 points and Andrei Kirilenko and Viktor Khryapa had 11 points each. The last game saw Greece's Olympiakos come back late in Italy against Montepaschi Siena for an 82-75 win. Ex-UNC Greensboro player Kyle Hines and ex-NBA player Vassilis Spanoulis had 15 points each in the win. In the loss, ex-NBA player David Andersen had 28 points and 7 rebounds, ex-New Orleans player Bo McCalebb had 15 points, and ex-NBA player Ivan Rakocevic had 11 points.
The Eurocup quarterfinals started with one game on Monday as Russia's Spartak St. Petersburg won 68-64 in the first leg in the Czech Republic at Nymburk. Ex-Arkansas player Patrick Beverley had 19 points in the win as ex-Washington player Tre Simmons had 23 points, ex-Troy State player Lamayne Wilson had 11 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-St. John's player Eugene Lawrence had 10 points in the loss.
Action continued with the other three games on Tuesday, starting in the all-Russian matchup where Khimki beat Lokomotiv Kuban 81-72 at home. In the win, ex-Washington State player Thomas Kelati had 20 points and ex-NBA player Sergey Monya had 10 points and 7 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Kansas State player Jeremiah Massey had 14 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Clemson player K.C. Rivers had 14 points, and ex-JC player Ali Traore had 13 points and 8 rebounds. In Lithuania, hosts Lietuvos Rytas beat Donetsk of Ukraine 76-65. Arturas Jomantas, who prepped at Laurinburg, had 13 points and former Baylor and Mississippi State player Laurence Roberts had 10 points and 8 rebounds in the win. In the loss, ex-Arizona player Ivan Radenovic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and ex-Cal State Bakersfield player Ramel Curry had 10 points. In Montenegro, hosts Buducnost used a late rally to edge past Valencia of Spain 75-71 as they got 15 points from ex-Fordham player Jermaine Anderson.
There were two Game 3s left in the Eurochallenge after two series were completed last week. In Latvia, Hungary's Szolnoki Olaj snuck away with an 82-78 win over Ventspils. Ex-Alabama A&M player Obie Trotter had 20 points, and ex-Ball State player Julien Mills had 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win. In the loss, ex-Gonzaga player Steven Gray had 17 points, ex-Virginia player Mamadi Diane had 13 points, and ex-New Mexico State player Jahmar Young had 12 points. The other game also saw the away team win as Russia's Triumph Lyubertsy beat Fuenlabrada 80-65 in Spain. Ex-Coppin State player Tywain McKee had 26 points, ex-Northern Arizona player Kyle Landry had 14 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-USC player Davon Jefferson had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Russians face Elan Chalon of France in one semifinal while the Hungarian side will take on Besiktas of Turkey in the other semifinal.