On Monday, Alana Beard and Elizur Ramla tied up their finals series with Maccabi Ashdod with a 68-60 win at home. Alana had 15 points in 36 minutes as Tanisha Wright also had 16 points and Le'coe Willingham had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Texas Tech player Plenette Pierson had 13 points and 7 rebounds, Junior College-to-WNBA player Ashley Shields had 13 points, and former DII player Brasheeda Elohim had 10 points. Here is the box score.
On Tuesday, Jasmine Thomas and Frisco Brno saw their season ended after falling in Game 3 of the finals series with USK Prague 82-52. Jasmine paced the team with 20 points and 7 rebounds in 37 minutes and Farhiya Abdi had 12 points and 7 rebounds, but it was not enough. DeLisha Milton-Jones leaned on her WNBA experience with another strong performance as she had 23 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Here is the box score.
Daniel Ewing and Azovmash move on to the semifinals after holding off Hoverla 79-77. Daniel had 16 points in 29 minutes as Oleksiy Pecherov had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Othello Hunter had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Jerome Randle had 14 points and 6 assists. In the loss, ex-Colorado State player Marcus Walker had 31 points and ex-Tulsa player Dante Swanson had 13 points.
DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet were in the French Cup semifinals facing a distracted Chalon side trying to compete for multiple trophies in a short stretch of time with the EuroChallenge Final Four later in the week and the League Cup alreday in the bag. DeMarcus was a key part of a strong start for the visitors, before the home team took the lead and fought off a late comeback for an 83-79 win to set up an appearance in the final against a team from the second division. DeMarcus ended up leading his team with 15 points in only 20 minutes as he was saddled with foul trouble through most of the game before picking up his 5th in a critical stretch of the 4th quarter. William Gradit and Patrick Christopher had 14 points each and Robert Dozier and Randal Falker had 10 points each. In the win, ex-Georgia Tech player Alade Aminu had 20 points and 10 rebounds and former Loyola (Illinois) player Blake Schilb had 17 points. Here is the box score.
On Wednesday, Mistie Bass and Challes saw their season end after a 52-47 Game 3 loss to Lattes Montepellier. The team got off to a solid start before Mistie got into early foul trouble to allow the home team to fight back and use most of the second half to build a big lead that withstood a final late comeback attempt. Mistie had 7 points in 34 minutes before fouling out and Danielle Page had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Ex-WNBA player Edwige Lawson-Wade had 17 points in the win. Here is the box score.
Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates were back in action against the Guaynabo Mets and won 81-68. Shavlik had 18 points and 9 rebounds in 33 minutes as Peter John Ramos had 20 points and 9 rebounds and David Huertas had 16 points. In the loss, ex-UNC Greensboro player James Maye had 15 points and ex-Florida International player Johwen Villegas had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Alana Bear and Elizur Ramla took the lead in the finals after edging past Maccabi Ashdod 60-58 in Game 3. Alana had 7 points in 28 minutes. Tanisha Wright had 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, Le'coe Willingham had 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Amber Harris had 10 points. In the loss, Ashley Shields had 16 points and Plenette Pierson had 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Here is the box score.
Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun lost Game 3 of their third-place series 85-72 to Lotos Gdynia but still hold the lead overall. Bridgette had 13 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes despite suffering from foul trouble. Julie Page had 19 points and Jazmine Sepulveda had 14 points. In the win, ex-Wisconsin player Jolene Anderson had 18 points and 7 rebounds and ex-UNLV player Constance Jinks had 17 points. Here is the box score.
Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid faced Assignia Manresa and prevailed in a wild 96-93 game. Kyle got the start and had 9 points and 5 rebounds in 22 minute and Marty had 8 points in 14 minutes off the bench. Jaycee Carroll led the way with 21 points. In the loss, ex-Gonzaga player Micah Downs had 24 points, ex- Xavier player Justin Doellman had 22 points, and ex-Michigan player Josh Asselin had 19 points. Here is the box score.