International Alumni Update: June 3

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas

On Tuesday, DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet had the deciding Game 3 away at Gravelines-Dunkerque with a spot in the semi-finals on the line.  The visitors got off to a strong start before the hosts came back to force overtime, only to fall 78-72.  DeMarcus had a good all-around effort for his team with 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists after playing a game-high 44 minutes.  Robert Dozier, who keyed the hot start, had 18 points and William Gradit had 10 points and 6 rebounds.  Ex-Miami of Ohio player Juby Johnson had 17 points in the loss.  DeMarcus and Cholet now face 4th seed LeMans after already knocking off the top team.  Here is the box score.  

After having their semi-final series tied up, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid headed to Basque Country for the next two games against Caja Laboral Baskonia.  Despite a slow start, the team managed to make a run right at the start of the 4th quarter to take the lead before the hosts recovered to force overtime.  Spurred on by over 13,600 fans, the home team did just enough to prevail after the extra five minutes to win 82-79 and put the visitors on the ropes for the next game.  Kyle had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 22 minutes before fouling out while Marty had 2 points in 21 minutes.  Sergio Rodriguez had 19 points.  In the win, ex-Alaska player Brad Oleson had 17 points.  Here is the box score.  

Facing elimination, Kyle and Marty faced an even bigger crowd of over 15,200 fans on Thursday.  Real Madrid had another slow start before going on another second half run to win 76-66 to force a Game 5 back in Madrid.  Kyle had 8 points in 15 minutes and Marty had a quiet 4 minutes off the bench.  Sergio Rodriguez had 15 points.  In the loss, ex-NBA player Maciej Lampe had 20 points and 8 rebounds.  Here is the box score.  

On Saturday, DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet tried to continue their strong playoff run against LeMans in the semifinals.  The team got off to a solid start before fading in the 4th quarter and losing 83-78.  DeMarcus had 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in 37 minutes.  William Gradit had 16 points and Patrick Christopher had 10 points.  In the win, ex-Bradley player Marcellus Sommerville had 21 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Gonzaga player J.P. Batista had 16 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Washington State player Taylor Rochestie had 14 points and 8 assists, and ex-Pepperdine player Alex Acker had 10 points.  Here is the box score.

  Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid had their deciding Game 5 back in Madrid against Caja Laboral Baskonia.  The team got off to a slow start before recovering in the second half to win 76-69 to set up a big championship series matchup with heated rivals FC Barcelona.  Kyle had 2 points in 12 minutes after struggling with foul trouble and Marty had 8 points in 20 minutes off the bench.  Jaycee Carroll had 11 points.  In the loss, Brad Oleson had 12 points and Maciej Lampe had 10 points and 7 rebounds.  Here is the box score.

  Jess Foley and the Norwood Flames lost their first game of the season after letting the Forestville Eagles come back for a 70-66 win.  Jess led her team with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists in 39 minutes.  Amy Lewis had 15 points and 8 rebounds and Marisa Stabile had 12 points.

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