The French Cup quarterfinals were all on Tuesday, and Mistie Bass and Lyon went to Bourges and won 74-69. Mistie had 15 points in 29 minutes and Danielle Page had 22 points and 15 rebounds. In the loss, ex-WNBA player Emmeline Ndongue had 13 points. Here is the box score.
Sheana Mosch and Charleville hosted Lattes Montepellier and nearly came back before losing 72-69. Sheana had 13 points in 32 minutes and Aminata Diop had 19 points and 10 rebounds. In the win, ex-WNBA player Emilie Gomis had 14 points. Here is the box score.
Shelden Williams and Chalon visited Limoges in the battle of the Evtimov brothers and his fast start gave his team the early lead before things got tight and they held on late to win 74-71. Shelden had 15 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. Marcus Denmon had 14 points and Blake Schilb had 13 points and 9 assists. In the loss, ex-Notre Dame player Kyle McAlarney had 14 points, ex-Arkansas player Teddy Gipson had 13 points, and ex-Washington player Jon Brockman had 10 points and 17 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Wednesday, Shay Selby and Strakonice continued to blast the other teams stuck with them in the lower third of the standings as they overwhelmed Pardubice 97-58. Shay had 32 points in 28 minutes and Brittney Thomas had 14 points. Here is the box score.
Lindsey Harding and Galatasaray had a massive game against fellow powerhouse Fenerbahce as both teams were already starting to look forward to the upcoming Euroleague Women finals. Lindsey was included in the lineup as the usual shuffling in the domestic league keeping Sylvia Fowles out of the game, which had an impact as their opposition played at full strength. The game was close throughout as Lindsey sent the game into overtime before they lost 75-71. Lindsey finished with 11 points as she played more minutes than anyone else with only 108 seconds of rest. Ann Wauters had 19 points and 6 rebounds and Sancho Lyttle had 14 points and 9 rebounds. In the win, Angel McCoughtry had 26 points and Cappie Pondexter had 12 points. Here is the box score.
David McClure and Neptunas returned to domestic league action against Sakalai and again found it easier than other adventure around Europe as they won 78-66. David had 2 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes and Valdas Vasylius had 25 points and 9 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Hofstra player Zygimantas Sestokas had 14 points. Here is the box score.
The Eurocup quarterfinals continued with the second legs of the two game quarterfinal series. On Tuesday, Germany's Ulm brought a small lead to Spain to face Bilbao and they had a promising start before the home team ran away with a 101-78 win to win 182-163 on aggregate. In the win, ex-St. John's player Lamont Hamilton had 21 points and 9 rebounds while in the loss, ex-Santa Clara player John Bryant had 21 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Ohio player Steven Esterkamp had 13 points, and ex-Villanova player Allan Ray had 10 points.
The other three series concluded on Wednesday. In Russia, Unics Kazan won their game against Valencia 71-68, but could not overturn the 10 point deficit from the first game and lost 148-141 on aggregate. In this game, ex-South Carolina player Chuck Eidson had 18 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Saint Louis player Ian Vougioukas had 11 points, and Vladimir Veremeenko, who was drafted in the second round in 2006 by the Washington Wizards before his rights were traded in 2010 to the Chicago Bulls, had 10 points in the win. Ex-Xavier player Justin Doellman and ex-Washington State player Thomas Kelati had 10 points each in the loss, but are still moving on. Russia's Lokomotiv Kuban followed up a decisive win in Montenegro by crushing Buducnost 90-65 at home to win 162-119 on aggregate. In the win, ex-Xavier player Derrick Brown had 17 points and ex-Alabama player Richard Hendrix had 13 points. The final game was in Ukraine, where Budivelnik sealed a win late to overturn the deficit from the first game in Russia as a 73-56 win meant a 145-139 aggregate win over Spartak St. Petersburg. Ex-Virginia Tech player Malcolm Delaney had 17 points and 6 rebounds in the win while 2006 Minnesota Timberwolves second round pick Loukas Mavrokefalides had 21 points and ex-DII player Zach Wright had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
The results of the quarterfinals have created the semifinal pairings, which will also be conducted using a two legged aggregate series. Bilbao will face Budivelnik and Lokomotiv Kuban will face Valencia with the two winners slated to face off in Charleroi, Belgium with a spot in next season's Euroleague on the line.
All of the Game 1s in the Eurochallenge quarterfinal series were on Tuesday as the group winners of the last stage hosted the openers. In Russiaa, Krasnye Krylia took a series lead after beating Bonn of Germany 80-60. In the win, ex-Washington player Tre Simmons had 16 points, ex-UTEP player Omar Thomas had 15 points, and ex-Troy player Lamayn Wilson had 12 points and 9 rebounds as ex-UAB player Robert Vaden had 14 points in the loss. Oldenburg took Game 1 at home as well as they beat Ukraine's Khimik 82-74 in Germany. In the win, ex-Georgia Southern player Julius Jenkins had 23 points, ex-Purdue player Chris Kramer had 15 points, and ex-Missouri player Rickey Paulding had 13 points while ex-Purdue player Willie Deane had 19 points in the loss. France's Paris-Levallois won 76-74 in Turkey over Pinar Karsiyaka to give them a chance to win the series at home. Ex-USF player John Cox had 12 points in the win while in the loss, ex-George Mason player Will Thomas had 25 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Troy player Bobby Dixon had 17 points and 6 assists, and ex-Georgia Tech player Alade Aminu had 14 points. The final series saw France's Gravelines blast out of the gate and dismantle Joensuun Kataja of Finland 86-57. In the win, ex-Marquette player Dwight Buycks had 18 points and 8 assists, ex-Miami of Ohio player Juby Johnson had 15 points, and ex-Alabama player Kennedy Winston had 10 points while ex-New Orleans player Johnell Smith had 15 points in the loss.