Daniel Ewing missed one more game as Azovmash beat Cherkasy 76-65.
Early Saturday, Nick Horvath and the Manawatu Jets beat the Otago Nuggets 94-75 after a late-game explosion. Nick had 24 points and 13 rebounds in 39 minutes as Josh Pace had 22 points and 9 rebounds and Dustin Mitchell had 14 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Kansas State player Akeem Wright had 25 points and 10 rebounds, ex-UNLV player Mark Dickel had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and ex-South Carolina player Antoine Tisby had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the box score.
DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet needed a late comeback against Poitiers to send the game into overtime before coming up short 85-77. DeMarcus had 9 points in 25 minutes before fouling out as Patrick Christopher had 22 points and Luc-Arthur Vebobe had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Ex-Old Dominion player Rasheed Wright had 16 points in the win. Here is the box score.
Sheana Mosch and Monique Currie saw their season end with Antakya's second loss to Fenerbahce by a 70-50 final. Sheana did not play but Monique had 11 points and Laura Harper added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Angel McCoughtry had 17 points and 7 assists in the win. Here is the box score.
Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun were forced into a 3rd game after losing Game 2 to ROW Rybnik 64-59 after losing a late lead. Bridgette had a quiet 10 minutes as Julie Page had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Jazmine Sepulveda had 11 points. In the win, ex-Illinois player Rebecca Harris had 21 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Arizona State player Sybil Dosty had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and ex-Mississippi State player Alexis Rack had 12 points. Here is the box score.
Krystal Thomas and Lyon earned a critical 67-66 win over Nice. Statistics for the game are not available at this moment.
On Sunday, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid dropped a tough one 98-90 at Lagun Aro. Kyle had 8 points in 23 minutes before fouling out and Marty had 2 points in 8 minutes. Sergio Rodriguez had 16 points and Jaycee Carroll had 12 points. In the win, DIII to NBA player Andy Panko had 19 points and ex-Rhode Island player Jimmy Baron had 18 points. Here is the box score.
Mistie Bass did not play in Challes' 90-66 win over Villeneuve.
Euroleague Quarterfinal Game 2s continued on Thursday as Maccabi Tel Aviv bounced back from a poor Game 1 performance and took a lead at Panathinaikos only to be forced into overtime, where they re-established command and won 94-92. Keith Langford had 17 points, David Bluthenthal had 16 points, and Devin Smith had 15 points and 9 rebounds in the win. In the loss, ex-Arizona State player Mike Batiste had 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists and ex-Maryland player Sarunas Jasikevicius had 15 points. The other game of the day saw Barcelona edge past UNICS Kazan 66-63 to take a 2-0 lead before the series shifts from Spain to Russia. One-year NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro had 18 points, ex-Michigan State player Erazem Lorbek had 14 points, and ex-Cincinnati player Pete Mickeal had 12 points in the win. In the loss, ex-JC and brief NBA player Nathan Jawai had 21 points and 10 rebounds and long-time NBA backup Bostjan Nachbar had 16 points.
There were two more Game 2s on Friday as CSKA Moscow beat Bilbao 79-60 to take a 2-0 lead before the series moves from Russia to Spain. Ex-NBA players were involved on both sides as Andrei Kirilenko had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Viktor Khryapa had 13 points and 7 assists in the win while Raul Lopez had 13 points in the loss and ex-Duquesne player Aaron Jackson added 12 points. In the other game, Montepaschi Siena held off another late charge from Olympiakos to win 81-80 and even up the series before things move from Italy to Greece. Ex-New Orleans player Bo McCalebb had 21 points and ex-NBA players Igor Rakocevic and David Andersen had 13 and 12 points respectively in the win. Ex-Texas A&M player Acie Law and brief US high school player Pero Antic had 11 points each in the loss.
The Eurocup Women finals started last Thursday as Game 1 took place in Turkey and the home team Kayseri won 69-55 over Dynamo Kursk. WNBA experience was key on both sides as LaToya Pringle had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Nakia Sanford had 15 points and 8 rebounds, Anna DeForge had 13 points, and Doneeka Hodges had 11 points and 6 rebounds in the win and Temeka Johnson had 20 points in the loss. The second leg took place a week later in Russia with the hosts making up the deficit early and then comfortably building a lead for a 75-52 win and an aggregate win of 130-121. Two players did most of the damage in the game as Michelle Snow had 30 points and 11 rebounds in the win while LaToya Pringle had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.