International Alumni Update: April 8

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On Wednesday, Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun finally got to finish their quarterfinal series with ROW Rybnik after a long break and advanced to the next round after holding on for a 71-66 win. Bridgette had 6 points and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. Leah Metcalf had 25 points, Julie Page had 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Jazmine Sepulveda had 14 points. In the loss, ex-Wake Forest and UC Santa Barbara player Mekia Valentine had 18 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Mississippi State player Alexis Rack had 16 points and 8 assists, and ex-Arizona State player Sybil Dosty had 11 points and 16 rebounds. Here is the box score: http://www.plkk.pl/?p=games&id=3741

Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla saw their series tied at 1 each after dropping Game 2 at home 81-69 to Ramat Hasharon. Alana had 18 points in 33 minutes as Tanisha Wright had 20 points and 9 rebounds, Le'coe Willingham had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Laine Selwyn had 10 points. Players with WNBA experience led the way in the win as Jia Perkins had 24 points, Maurita Reid had 14 points and 7 assists, and Amber Holt had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Here is the boxscore: http://web1.mbt.lt/prod/ibba/index.php/b19sYW5nPWVuJm9fc2Vhcz01MyZvX2xlYWc9MiZmdXNlYWN0aW9uPWdhbWVzLm1haW4mZ19pZD01NzMz

Mistie Bass and Challes were looking to make it to the finals of the French Cup, but came up short in the semifinals against Bourges as they lost 74-55. Mistie had 18 points and 6 rebounds after playing all 40 minutes as Danielle Page added 12 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, ex-George Washington player Cathy Joens had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the box score: http://www.basketfrance.com/documents/actus/20120404-221140.pdf

On Thursday, Daniel Ewing and Azovmash had another big league game as they went to Donetsk, but fell short 90-81. Daniel had 14 points in 35 minutes as Matt Walsh had 19 points and 6 assists, Othello Hunter had 13 points, and Radoslav Rancik had 10 points. In the win, ex-Cal State Bakersfield player Ramel Curry had 19 points and 6 rebounds and ex-St. Bonaventure player Michael Lee had 15 points.

On Saturday, DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet faced a tricky trip to LeMans, but came away with an 87-76 win. DeMarcus exploded for 27 points in 33 minutes to lead all scorers as Patrick Christopher had 26 points. In the loss, ex-Gonzaga player J.P. Batista had 23 points and 12 rebounds, ex-Washington State player Taylor Rochestie had 16 points, and ex-Bradley player Marcellus Sommerville had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Here is the boxscore: http://www.lnb.fr/fr/Pro-A/200009/Resultat-match/6367/Le-Mans-Cholet

In the Women's second division, Carrem Gay and Toulouse edged past Roche 77-75 to gain some key momentum heading into the final stretch. Carrem led her team with 18 points in 19 minutes while ex-Pepperdine player Nadja Morgan had 28 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

Krystal Thomas and Lyon lost a critical game 84-76 at Villenueve as they continue to fight for a place in the top flight next season. Krystal had 16 points and 14 rebounds in 37 minutes and Marissa Coleman had 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. A couple of players with WNBA experience were critical in the win as ex-Tennessee player Sidney Spencer had 18 points and 15 rebounds and ex-West Virginia player Olayinka Sanni had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Here is the boxscore: http://www.ffbb.com/_livestats/1017/pdf/lsg3171.pdf

Mistie Bass and Challes pounded Tarbes 75-48. Mistie had 17 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes as Danielle Page had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Ex-Hofstra player Lizanne Murphy had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. Here is the boxscore: http://www.ffbb.com/_livestats/1017/pdf/lsg3169.pdf

On Sunday, Daniel Ewing did not play in Azovmash's 98-75 win over Kryvasbasket.

Jasmine Thomas did not play in either of the first two games of Frisco Brno's semi-final series with Kara Trutnov. After a double-bye for finishing 2nd, the team had two quick games in a row after a long break as they won Game 1 78-66 and Game 2 78-73.

Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla took the lead again in their semi-final series after winning Game 3 72-67. Alana had 8 points in 26 minuts as Tanisha Wright had 33 points and Amber Harris had 16 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, Maurita Reid had 17 points and 7 rebounds, Jia Perkins had 17 points, Nicky Anosike had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, and Alysha Clark had 11 points and 6 rebounds.

A media-conducted survey of coaches in Israel named Karima Christmas to the All-League First Team as she got 6 votes out of the 10 coaches and she got 1 vote for Player of the Year.

The last Euroleague Final Four spot was determined after Panathinaikos won a thriller 86-85 at home against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday. After an even first quarter, the hosts build a lead going into halftime only to see the visitors come back from double digit deficits twice in the late stages of the game. With Maccabi Tel Aviv down 3, the home team unintentionally fouled Guy Pnini as he was attempting the game-tying three-pointer and he knocked down all of his free throws. Starting possession with 10 seconds left, Dimitris Diamantidis got fouled driving to the basket and hit a free throw to provide the final winning margin. Ex-Maryland player Sarunas Jasikevicius had 13 points in the win as David Bluthenthal had 14 points and Keith Langford had 11 points in the loss.


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