On Tuesday, Krystal Thomas and the Jiansu Phoenix faced the Liaoning Leopards. News reports have them down as losing 76-73, but the league website has been down all week.
On Wednesday, David McClure and Neptunas returned to local Lithuanian League action against Baltai and won 92-71. David entered the starting lineup for the first time this season and had 7 points in 23 minutes. Here is the box score.
DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade started their Eurocup campaign at home against Orleans of France and won 93-73. DeMarcus had 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in 26 minutes. Mike Scott had 22 points and 7 rebounds and Elton Brown had 11 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Oral Roberts player Caleb Green had 17 points and 7 rebounds, ex-New Mexico State player Jahmar Young had 14 points, and ex-Colorado State player Brian Greene had 11 points. Here is the box score.
Jasmine Thomas and Chevakata had a Eurocup Women game against Satu Mare of Romania and rolled to a 74-38 win. Jasmine had 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists, in 36 minutes. Glory Johnson had 12 points, 19 rebounds, and 6 steals. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Shelden Williams and Elan Chalon were back in Euroleague action hosting Unicaja Malaga of Spain. The team leaned on Shelden early before the visitors started pulling away as a key third quarter sequence led to Shelden's ejection and his team could not complete a comeback, falling 88-78. Shelden finished with 8 points and 8 rebounds in 19 minutes. Blake Schilb had 24 points and 6 rebounds and Brion Rush had 12 points. In the win, ex-Maryland player James Gist had 13 points and 7 rebounds, ex-UConn player Marcus Williams had 12 points and 7 assists, and ex-Indiana player Earl Calloway had 11 points. Here is the box score.
On Friday, Marty Pocius and Real Madrid had a Euroleague game in Slovenia against Union Olimpija. The team jumped out to an early lead before letting the home team catch up several times before finishing with an 89-76 win. Marty had 4 points in 7 minutes. Rudy Fernandez had 18 points, Jaycee Carroll had 14 points, Nikola Mirotic had 13 points, and Marcus Slaughter had 11 points. In the loss, former Wisconsin-Milwaukee player Dylan Page had 22 points and ex-Washington State player Aron Baynes had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Here is the box score.
The bulk of the Euroleague Women action happened on Wednesday. In Group C, Mondeville beat Perfumerias Avenida of Spain 73-64 in France thanks to 21 points from ex-Missouri player Amanda Lassiter as ex-WNBA player Marta Fernandez had 16 points in the loss. A low-scoring affair in Poland saw Turkey's Galatasaray win 50-48 over Polkowice despite have no double-digit scorers as Nneka Ogwumike led all scorers with 15 points and added 6 rebounds in a losing effort. Russia's UMMC Ekaterinburg took a while to get going in the Czech Republic before beating USK Prague as their stars continue to round into form. In the win, Diana Taurasi had 25 points, Ewelina Kobryn had 13 points and 6 rebounds, Candace Parker had 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Sandrine Gruda had 11 points while Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points in the loss.
In Group B, Slovakia's Good Angels Kosice used a fourth quarter rally to win 70-67 in France over Arras. In the win, ex-TCU player Helena Sverrisdottir had 17 points and 7 rebounds and ex-DePaul player Allie Quigley had 16 points. In the loss, ex-James Madison player Dawn Evans had 15 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Virginia Commonwealth player Radoslava Bachvarova had 10 points. In Russia, Nadezhda Orenburg survived with a 65-64 win over Fenerbahce with the less-heralded WNBA duo. DeWanna Bonner had 16 points and 9 rebounds and Renee Montgomery had 10 points in the win. In the loss, Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and 6 rebounds, Cappie Pondexter had 14 points, and ex-DII player Agnieszka Bibrzycka had 11 points. Italy's Famila Schio won 66-60 in Hungary over Sopron as 13 points from ex-WNBA player Laura Macchi and 12 points and 7 rebounds from ex-Kansas player Danielle McCray helped cancel out 21 points and 10 rebounds from ex-Miami player Shenise Johnson.
In Group A, Bourges beat Rivas Ecopolis of Spain 60-49 in France. Ex-Robert Morris player Vega Gimeno had 10 points in the loss. In the Czech Republic, Imos Brno needed overtime to prevail over Wisla Can-Pack Krakow of Poland by a final of 77-74. Ex-Kansas State player Nicole Ohlde had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the win to help offset a monster 32 point, 14 rebound effort from Tina Charles in the loss. The last game in the group was on Thursday. Spartak Moscow defeated Gyor in Hungary 74-56 with 11 points from Seimone Augustus.
Eurocup Women action started with an extra game on Tuesday as Ankara used a solid fourth quarter in Turkey to beat Olimpia of Belarus 62-55. Ex-Pitt player Marcedes Walker had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Most of the games were on Wednesday as Lattes Montepellier blasted SISU of Denmark 91-65 despite 23 points from ex-TCU player Ida Tryggedsson and 16 points and 9 rebounds from ex-Hofstra player Marie Malone. Dynamo-GUVD won 72-55 in Germany over Wasserburg thanks to 21 points from ex-Nebraska player Yvonne Turner and 16 points from ex-Tennessee player Sidney Spencer as ex-Central Florida player Emma Cannon had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Dynamo Moscow beat Partizan Galenika of Serbia 70-65 in Russia as their team of ex-Maryland players continues to take shape. Kristi Toliver had 13 points and Laura Harper had 10 points and 9 rebounds while ex-Boston College player Brooke Queenan had 11 points in the loss. The late games were all in France as Tarbes beat Belfius Namur of Belgium 82-72 despite 28 points and 10 rebounds from ex-Green Bay player Julie Wojta and 10 points and 10 rebounds from ex-NAIA player Djenebou Sissoko. Nantes destroyed Sint Katelijne-Waver 110-63 in another France-Belgium matchup and got 20 points from ex-Colorado player Caroline Aubert and 13 points from ex-Siena player Gunta Basko. Czech team VS Prague stole a 71-69 win over Landes after getting 23 points and 6 rebounds from ex-Florida player Marshae Dotson as ex-Kentucky player Jennifer Humphrey had 12 points and 11 rebounds and ex-UAB player Carmen Guzman had 12 points in the loss.
The rest of the games were on Thursday as Olimpia and Ankara met again for the second time in three days, but in Belarus this time as the home team won 69-54 with Marcedes Walker having 15 points and 15 rebounds and ex-DII player Makbule Amachree adding 14 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. A low-scoring game in Russia saw Turkey's Mersin escape with a 50-46 win over Spartak Noginsk with ex-Pitt player Shavonte Zellous leading the way with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Another Turkish team won away as Antakya beat Ruzomberok 70-62 in Slovakia with ex-Wisconsin player Jolene Anderson scoring 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds and ex-Tennessee player Shekinna Stricken providing 14 points to overcome a 31 point, 10 rebound effort from ex-UNLV player Sequoia Holmes. Russia's Dynamo Kursk rolled over Dunav 99-70 in Bulgaria as they drew on their considerable WNBA experience to get the job done. Michelle Snow had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Shay Murphy had 21 points, Epiphany Prince had 18 points, and Temeka Johnson had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists while ex-Oregon player Amanda Johnson had 24 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. Telge of Sweden used homecourt advantage to narrowly defeat Horizont of Belgium 71-69 with 24 points and 6 rebounds from ex-James Madison player Angelique Robinson. Hainaut of France dismantles Lotto Young Cats of Belgium 86-42 at home courtesy of 19 points and 11 rebounds from ex-Boston College player Stefanie Murphy, 12 points and 10 rebound from ex-Florida International player Vera Perostiyska, and 12 points from ex-Georgia player Ashley Houts.
One key matchup in Euroleague action on Thursday involved Quin Snyder and CSKA Moscow hosting FC Barcelona, but the game was not as close as expected with the visitors winning 81-60. Ex-NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro had 21 points, ex-Michigan State player and 2005 Indiana Pacers second round pick Erazem Lorbek, whose rights were then traded to the San Antonio Spurs, had 15 points, former Texas high-schooler Marcelo Huertas had 12 points, and ex-NBA player Nate Jawai had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the win while ex-NBA player Nenad Krstic had 18 points in the loss. Besiktas of Turkey won 73-67 over Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania as ex-Baylor player Curtis Jerrells had 25 points and 7 rebounds and brief NBA player Damir Markota had 13 points and 6 rebounds. In Italy, Cantu had an unexpectedly easy time against Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey as they rolled 82-58 with 15 points from ex-Penn State player Jeff Brooks while ex-Xavier player Romain Sato had 10 points. Defending champions Olympiakos of Greece may be starting to round into form as they won in Italy 84-71 over Emporio Armani Milan. In the win, ex-NBA player Vassilis Spanoulis had 23 points and 9 assists and 2012 New York Knicks second round pick Kostas Papanikolaou, who was traded later in the summer to the Portland Trailblazers, had 17 points. In the loss, ex-Kansas player Keith Langford had 17 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Oregon player Malik Hairston had 16 points, and ex-St. John's player Omar Cook had 11 points. Maccabi Tel Aviv got off to a hot start at Alba Berlin before letting the game get close again as they held on for a 78-76 win. Ex-Virginia player Devin Smith had 20 points in the win while ex-UNC player Deon Thompson had 14 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Wisconsin player Zach Morley had 10 points in the loss.
Friday Euroleague games started in Croatia, where Cedevita held off Caja Laboral of Spain 76-69. Ex-Indiana player Bracey Wright had 14 points and ex-NBA player Mickael Gelabale had 11 points in the win while the duo of ex-NBA players, Andres Nocioni and Maciej Lampe had 12 and 11 points respectively in the loss. In Poland, Montepaschi Siena of Italy was running on all cylinders as they obliterated Asseco Prokom 101-66. In the win, ex-Cal State Fullerton player Bobby Brown had 27 points and 7 assists, ex-Norteastern player Matt Janning and ex-Indiana State player David Moss had 16 points each, ex-Texas A&M player Tomas Ress had 10 points and 7 rebounds, and ex-USC player Daniel Hackett had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Pepperdine player Alex Acker had 15 points and ex-Cincinnati player Adam Hrycaniuk had 12 points. Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania used a strong second half for a decisive 77-64 win in Turkey over Anadolu Efes. Ex-JC player Marko Popovic had 21 points and ex-Niagara player Tremmell Darden had 16 points in the win while an ex-nBA players Semih Erden and Jordan Farmar had 20 and 13 points respectively in the loss. In Athens, Khimki Moscow used a big fourth quarter to power past Panathinaikos 79-67. In the win, ex-NBA player Zoran Planinic had 18 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Michigan State player Paul Davis had 13 points, and Philadelphia 76ers 2007 first round pick Petteri Koponen, whose rights are now held by the Dallas Mavericks after a couple of trades, had 12 points. In the loss, ex-NBA player Roko Ukic had 13 points and 2003 Los Angeles Clippers second round pick Sofoklis Schortsanitis, whose rights were just moved to the Atlanta Hawks this past summer, had 12 points. The final game of the week saw Brose of Germany complete a comeback in Serbia over Partizan Belgrade 77-72. In the win, ex-NBA player Bostjan Nachbar had 19 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Stanford player Casey Jacobsen had 18 points, and ex-Arkansas player Sergerio Gipson had 13 points while ex-New Mexico player Drew Gordon had 10 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
The second-tier Eurocup started this week with two games on Tuesday in Group D. Wurzburg of Germany hosted Azovmash of Ukraine and won narrowly 81-77. In the win, ex-Villanova player Dwayne Anderson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Georgia State player Lamont McIntosh had 13 points, ex-Northern Iowa player John Little had 10 points, and ex-Missouri player Jimmy McKinney had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Temple player Lynn Greer had 25 points and ex-Michigan player Manny Harris had 10 points. The other game in the group saw Valencia take care of business in Spain and beat Banvit of Turkey 88-78. Memphis Grizzlies 2004 second round pick Serhiy Lishchuk, whose rights now belong to the Los Angeles Lakers, had 14 points in the win. In the loss, ex-Alabama player Chuck Davis had 16 points, ex-DePaul player Sammy Mejia had 14 points and 8 rebounds, and ex-Michigan State player Kalin Lucas had 10 points.
The rest of the groups played on Wednesday. In Group A, Bilbao needed a fourth quarter surge to lift them into overtime, where they prevailed 85-78 over Buducnost of Montenegro in front of the home fans in Spain. In the win, ex-St. John's player Lamont Hamilton had 20 points and 10 rebounds and 2005 Denver Nuggets second round pick Axel Hervelle, whose rights were subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets, had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win while ex-Old Dominion player Gerald Lee had 17 points in the loss. The other game in the group saw Nymburk win at home in the Czech Republic 91-78 over Budivelnik of Ukraine.
In Group B, Prienai of Lithuania beat Hapoel Jerusalem 85-72. Ex-Hofstra player Arminas Urbutis had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win while ex-Boston College player Craig Smith had 15 points and ex-Kansas State player Jacob Pullen had 13 points in the loss. Also in this group, Bulgaria's Lukoil Academic pounded Spirou Charleroi of Belgium 93-75. Ex-San Diego State players Mohamed Abukar and Brandon Heath had 23 and 16 points respectively and ex-Syracuse player Darryl Watkins added 15 points in the win. In the loss, ex-Ole Miss player Derrick Allen and ex-Ohio State player Jekel Foster had 17 points each and ex-Florida player Matt Walsh had 12 points.
In Group C, Latvia's VEF Riga won 82-72 over Artland Dragons in Germany. In the win, ex-Texas A&M player Antanas Kavaliauskas had 18 points and ex-St. Mary's player Earl Rowland had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Miami player Anthony King had 16 points and 7 rebounds, ex-North Carolina State player Dennis Horner had 13 points, ex-UT Arlington player Marquez Haynes had 11 points, and ex-Oregon player Bryce Taylor had 10 points. Russia's Triumph Lyubertsy won 76-71 over LeMans in France to make it two away wins in the group. Ex-Coppin State player Tywain McKee had 16 points and 6 assists in the win while ex-UConn player Khalid El-Amin had 19 points, ex-Murray State player Cuthbert Victor had 14 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Gonzaga player J.P. Batista had 11 points, and ex-George Mason player Cameron Long had 10 points in the loss.
Group E action saw Russia's Lokomotiv Kuban pull out a close one in Ukraine against Donetsk for a 78-75 win. Ex-Rhode Island player Jimmy Baron had 14 points in the win while former CSU Bakersfield player Ramel Curry had 23 points in the loss. Galatasaray of Turkey used an early lead in Poland to blast Trefl Sopot 94-65. In the win, brief NBA player Boniface Ndong had 14 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Mississippi State player Jamont Gordon had 12 points, ex-Temple player David Hawkins had 11 points, and Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 second round draft pick Milan Macvan had 10 points.
In Group F, Belgium's Oostende beat Panionios of Greece 84-65. Ex-Hawaii player Matthew Lojeski had 22 points and 7 rebounds and ex-Nebraska player Wes Wilkinson had 19 points and 7 rebounds in the win while ex-Purdue player Chris Booker had 13 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. Group favorite Unics Kazan of Russia beat Stelmet Zielona Gora 74-67 in Poland. In the win, former Texas Pan-American player Mire Chatman had 17 points and 6 steals and ex-Saint Louis player Ian Vougioukas had 10 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Florida player Walter Hodge had 16 points and 7 assists and ex-Fresno State player Quinton Hosley had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Group G action included Russia's Spartak St. Petersburg winning 64-56 in Croatia over Cibona. In the win, ex-DII player Zach Wright and ex-Texas A&M player Josh Carter had 13 points each and 2006 Minnesota Timberwolves second round pick Loukas Mavrokefalidis had 11 points and 8 rebounds while ex-Maryland player D.J. Strawberry had 13 points in the loss. The other game saw Germany's Ulm roll to a big win in France over Cholet by a 93-71 margin. In the win, ex-Villanova player Allan Ray had 25 points and 6 rebounds, ex-Santa Clara player John Bryant had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and ex-Creighton player Dane Watts had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Oklahoma player Terrell Everett had 14 points and 6 assists, ex-West Virginia player Marcus Goree had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-Missouri player Travon Bryant had 10 points.
DeMarcus Nelson's team also may have had one eye on the proceedings in Italy as their game finished up as the other game in Group H was still in full flow. Sassari did just enough late at home to beat Sevilla of Spain 87-84. In the win, ex-St. John's player Bootsy Thornton had 26 points, ex-DePaul player Drake Diener had 16 points, and ex-Marquette player Travis Diener had 12 points and 8 assists. In the loss, ex-Miami player Brian Asbury had 19 points and ex-Boston University player John Holland had 16 points.
Eurochallenge regular season games started on Tuesday as a wild game in Romania saw hosts Gaz Metan Medias prevail 92-89 over Dijon of France after overtime. In the win ex-Missouri Satate player Deven Mitchell had 19 points and 9 rebounds and ex-La Salle player Mike St. John had 13 points and 6 rebounds while ex-Fairlegh Dickinson player Andre Harris had 32 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Portland player T.J. Campbell had 20 points in the loss. Ukraine's Khimik narrowly beat Tartu of Estonia 77-76 and got 13 points from ex-Oregon player Devoe Joseph as ex-Toledo player Justin Ingram had 25 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. In Finland, Joensuun Kataja rolled over Asesoft Ploiesti of Romania 91-67 despite 21 points and 8 rebounds from ex-DII player Darius Hargrove. In the win, ex-East Tennessee State player Jerald Fields had 16 points, ex-DII player Jonte Flowers had 13 points, and ex-New Orleans player Johnell Smith had 12 points. In Slovenia, Krka Novo Mesto blasted Etha Engomis of Cyprus 100-73. In the loss, ex-St. Bonaventure player Ogooluwa Adegboye had 16 points, ex-Boston College and DII player Akida McLain had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and ex-Wake Forest Taron Downey had 11 points. France's Nancy won 81-65 in Cyprus over Apollon Limassol behind 17 points and 8 rebounds from ex-TCU player Bingo Merriex, 13 points from ex-Providence player John Linehan, and 10 points and 7 rebounds from ex-NAIA player Nicholas Pope. In the loss, ex-DII player Brandon Brown had 25 points and 8 rebounds and ex-Idaho player Marvin Jefferson had 11 points. In Sweden, Sodertalje Kings defeated Tampereen Pyrinto of Finland 74-68 as ex-NAIA player Kenneth Simms had 10 points and 15 rebounds in the win while ex-Rhode Island player Lamonte Ulmer had 25 points and 7 rebounds and ex-DII player Damon Williams had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in the loss. In Latvia, Ventspils edged past Norrkoping Dolphins of Sweden 72-68 as ex-App State player Donald Sims had 16 points and 6 assists in the win while ex-UMKC player Oladapo Ayuba had 14 points and ex-VMI player Keith Gabriel had 10 points in the loss. In Romania, Paris Levallois needed a late surge to beat Pitesti 91-75 in a game involving a couple of ex-UNC players. Ex-Furman player Maleye Ndoye had 21 points, Jawad Williams had 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Sean May had 11 points in the win. In the loss, ex-Oregon State player Marcel Jones had 21 points and 7 rebounds and ex-Tennessee Tech player Damien Kinloch had 16 points and 8 rebounds. In an all-Turkish battle, Pinar Karsiyaka escaped with a 64-63 win at Tofas. In the win, ex-Troy player Bobby Dixon had 17 points and 8 assists, ex-Ohio State player Jon Diebler, who was drafted in the second round in 2011 by the Portland Trailblazers before having his rights traded to the Houston Rockets this summer, had 12 points, and ex-George Mason player Will Thomas had 10 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Iona player Steven Burtt had 16 points, ex-Texas A&M player and Los Angeles Lakers 2009 second round pick Chinemelu Elonu had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and ex-DII player Austin Nichols had 10 points. In Romania, Timisoara beat Kormend of Hungary 75-65 behind 14 points and 9 rebounds from ex-Arkansas player Delvon Johnson and 13 points and 10 rebounds from ex-South Carolina player Dominique Archie. In the loss, ex-UNLV player Matt Shaw had 18 points and 11 rebounds and ex-TCU player Zvonko Buljan had 15 points and 8 rebounds. In Germany, Oldenburg beat Szolnoki Olaj of Hungary 87-70. In the win, ex-Georgia Southern player Julius Jenkins had 19 points, ex-Missouri player Ricky Paulding had 17 points, and ex-Penn player Adam Chubb had 10 points and 7 rebounds while ex-San Diego player Brandon Gay had 13 points. In France, Gravelines blasted Minsk of Belarus 96-63 thanks in part to 14 points from ex-Marquette player Dwight Buycks and 11 points from ex-JC player Ludovic Vaty. An all-Belgium affair saw visitors Okapi Aalstar beat out Mons-Hainaut 84-77 in a game teeming with American players. In the win, ex-Gonzaga player Derek Raivio had 18 points, ex-Rider player Ryan Thompson had 14 points, ex-Georgetown player Jason Clark had 13 points, ex-Michigan player Christopher Young had 12 points and 8 rebounds, and ex-Long Beach State player Larry Anderson had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Montana player Brian Qvale had 17 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Xavier player Justin Cage had 17 points, and ex-UAB player Quincy Taylor had 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. In Belgium, Germany's Bonn beat the Antwerp Giants 82-71 as ex-DII player Benas Veikalas had 18 points, ex-Marist player Jared Jordan had 14 points, and ex-Missouri State player Kyle Weems had 13 points in the win. In the loss, ex-SMU player Bryan Hopkins had 18 points and ex-Towson player Ralph Biggs had 15 points and 7 rebounds.
The last two games of the round were on Wednesday, starting in Russia, where Krasnye Krylia beat Keravnos 79-74 after getting 24 points from ex-Washington player Tre Simmons. In the loss, ex-Oklahoma player Tony Crocker had 16 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Georgetown player Julian Vaughn had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and ex-Tennessee player Bobby Maze had 13 points. The other game saw Hapoel Holon of Israel beat Armia of Georgia 84-69. In the win, ex-Old Dominion player Frank Hassell had 22 points and 15 rebounds, ex-Tennessee player Tyler Smith had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists, ex-Penn player Zack Rosen had 13 points, and ex-UConn player Jerome Dyson had 12 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Arizona State player Curtis Millage had 20 points and 9 assists and ex-Troy player Lamayn Wilson had 15 points and 8 rebounds.