On Wednesday, Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates faced the Bayamon Cowboys and used a late comeback to force overtime and pull out an 83-82 win. Shavlik had 12 points and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes before fouling out. David Huertas had 28 points and 7 rebounds, Peter John Ramos had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Joel Jones had 10 points and 9 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Georgetown and NBA player Mike Sweetney had 22 points and 16 rebounds, ex-Central Connecticut State player Javier Mojica had 16 points, ex-JC player Christian Dalmau had 18 points, and ex-Valparaiso player Miguel Ali Berdiel had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Brno had the first game of their finals series with USK Prague and lost 99-80. Jasmine had 15 points in 34 minutes as the recently-drafted Farhiya Abdi had 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. The winners relied on their two WNBA stars as DeLisha Milton-Jones had 32 points and 7 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen had 22 points. Here is the box score.
Mistie Bass and Challes started their playoffs with Game 1 of their semi-final series with Lattes Montpellier at home. The game was close for a while before the visitors built a lead in the 3rd quarter only to see it slip away with a big home comeback for a 74-69 final. Mistie had 17 points and 8 rebounds after playing every second of the game and Danielle Page had 20 points. In the loss, ex-WNBA player Edwige Lawson-Wade had 12 points. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Daniel Ewing and Azovmash had Game 2 with Hoverla and a game of runs ended with Hoverla scoring enough in the 4th quarter for an 80-76 win to tie the series. Daniel had 7 points in 26 minutes as Jerome Randle had 21 points and Matt Walsh had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. In the win, Kevin Tiggs had 24 points and 6 rebounds, Dante Swanson and Marcus Walker had 17 points each, and ex-Northern Iowa player Eric Coleman had 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla got their finals started in Israel with a low-scoring affair at Maccabi Ashdod. The visitors had a poor first half, but played great defense in the 3rd quarter to even up the score before coming up short late to lose 58-56. Alana had 8 points in 27 minutes as Tanisha Wright had 13 points and Le'coe Willingham had 12 points and 9 rebounds. The home team relied on their WNBA veterans in the win as ex-James Madison player Tamera Young had 18 points and 8 rebounds and ex-Texas Tech player Plenette Pierson had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Here is the box score.