Late Sunday, Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates faced the Mayaguez Indians and rallied late for an 82-77 win. Shavlik had 26 points and 13 rebounds in 31 minutes. David Huertas had 24 points, Peter John Ramos had 22 points and 8 rebounds, and Jamar Butler had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Toledo player Florentino Valencia had 17 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Providence player Weyinmi Efejuku-Rose had 16 points, ex-Bradley player and NBA flop Patrick O'Bryant had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and ex-JC player Giovanni Jimenez had 10 points. Here is the box score.
On Monday, Daniel Ewing and Azovmash started their Semi-Final series with Budivelnyk with a late comeback to win Game 1 82-78. Daniel had 10 points in 31 minutes. Jerome Randle had 21 points and 6 assists, Oleksiy Pecherov had 18 points and 9 rebounds, Matt Walsh had 13 points, and Othello Hunter had 10 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Miami player Jack McClinton had 18 points and ex-Radford player Artsiom Parakhouski had 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates had another game as they faced the Arecibo Captains and lost a close one 84-81. Shavlik had 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists as he played for the entire game. Peter John Ramos had 22 points and 6 rebounds, David Huertas had 20 points, and Orlando Santiago had 12 points. In the win, ex-Arizona State and NBA player Ike Diogu had 28 points and 8 rebounds, ex-USC player Larry Ayuso had 15 points, and ex-Hofstra player Rick Apodaca had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla tried to win the title in Game 4 against Maccabi Ashdod and Alana's strong start fueled an early lead for the team before the opposition caught up and ended up winning 67-57 to force a deciding Game 5 later in the week. Alana had 23 points in 39 minutes but did not get much help from her teammates while Plenette Pierson was key in the victory with 25 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists. Here is the box score.
On Wednesday, Nick Horvath and the Manawatu Jets faced the Harbour Heat and lost an early lead to eventually fall 94-90. Nick had 20 points and 18 rebounds in 32 minutes. Josh Pace had 30 points and 9 rebounds and Marcel Jones had 20 points and 11 rebounds. In the win, ex-Hartford player Justin Bailey had 33 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, ex-UC Irvine player Zack Atkinson had 15 points and 8 rebounds, and ex-NAIA player Kevin Smith had 14 points.
Daniel Ewing and Azovmash had Game 2 of the Semi-Finals against Budivelnyk and got a solid 97-82 to take a solid lead in the series. Daniel had 10 points in 31 minutes. Matt Walsh had 26 points an 6 assists, Jerome Randle had 22 points, and Oleksiy Pecherov had 17 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Wisconsin player Zach Morley had 21 points and Jack McClinton had 15 points.
Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates faced off with the Arecibo Captains again and this time won 77-76 after a 4th quarter rally. Shavlik had 17 points and 14 rebounds in 36 minutes. Peter John Ramos had 26 points and 13 rebounds and David Huertas had 16 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, Larry Ayuso had 27 points, Rick Apodaca had 15 points, ex-George Washington player Danilo Pinnock had 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, and Ike Diogu had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Kyle Singler, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid made the trip to Barcelona to face their heated rivals with an outside chance at the regular season crown. The team got off to a solid start, but an FC Barcelona run early in the 4th quarter gave them a lead that they would hold on to for the rest of the game to win 86-83. Kyle had 3 points in 11 minutes, Marty grabbed 3 rebounds in 17 minutes, and Jaycee Carroll had 13 points. In the win, ex-Grizzlies player Juan Carlos Navarro had 23 points, ex-South Carolina player Chuck Eidson had 19 points, and ex-Cincinnati player Pete Mickeal had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Alana Beard and Elitzur Ramla had the deciding Game 5 for the title against Maccabi Ashdod. Like the last game, a strong start for Alana kept the team going early before her teammates chipped in to come back late and take a lead before being forced into overtime, where they eventually fell 70-66. Alana had 13 points in 41 minutes before fouling out. Tanisha Wright had 22 points and 8 rebounds and Amber Harris had 16 points and 10 rebounds. WNBA experience helped out in the win as Ashley Shields had 16 points and 9 rebounds, Tamera Young had 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Plenette Pierson had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Here is the box score.