On Saturday, DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade continued their strong run with a win in Croatia over Cibona in the Adriatic League by a 71-63 margin. DeMarcus had 6 points in 22 minutes. In the loss, ex-Maryland player D.J. Strawberry had 19 points and ex-LSU player Justin Hamilton, who was just drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers before a draft day trade to the Miami Heat, had 11 points and 14 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Krystal Thomas and the Jiangsu Phoenix faced the Shanxi Flames and the game was sent into overtime, which just allowed Maya Moore to continue to pile up video-game level statistics in their 94-87 win. She has an advantage in this league, because only one foreign player is allowed and most teams use a post player like Krystal so the foreign players usually defend each other while Maya is usually guarded by a Chinese player. Krystal had 12 points and 19 rebounds in the loss. Here is the box score.
Chante Black and Samsun had a late comeback fall short as they lost 78-69 to Mersin. Chante had 12 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes and Megan Frazee had 14 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, ex-Pitt player Shavonte Zellous had 26 points, ex-UConn player Barbara Turner, known in Turkey as Bahar Ozturk, had 20 points, and ex-UNC player Erlana Larkins had 12 points and 21 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Alana Beard had her first Polish League game against Rzeszow and Wisla Krakow rolled to a 72-42 win. Alana led everyone with 23 points in 24 minutes. Here is the box score.
Shay Selby and Strakonice had a close game against Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary, but could not get a lead and lost 64-56. Shay had 7 points in 31 minutes. In the win, ex-Binghampton player Orla O'Reilly had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Mistie Bass and Lyon returned to winning ways after crushing Peripignan 81-55. Mistie had 17 points in 24 minutes. In the loss, ex-WNBA player Abby Bishop and ex-Maryland player Diandra Tchatchouang had 11 points each and ex-Tennessee player Angie Bjorklund had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Monique Currie has not been needed as CSM Targoviste has been crushing domestic rivals. On Thursday, they beat Universitatea Oradea 73-23 and on Saturday they beat Olimpia Bucharest 116-24 as Natalie Novosel had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Here are the boxcars:
On Sunday, Shavlik Randolph started his season with the Foshan Lions in China alongside his teammate Rashad McCants. Their first game was against Shandong and they lost 97-85. Shavlik had 23 points and 21 rebounds and McCants had 26 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, ex-Portland player Pooh Jeter had 21 points and ex-Iowa State player Jackson Vroman had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Marty Pocius and Real Madrid won again as they beat Cajasol Sevilla 71-63. Marty had 5 points in 13 minutes. Rudy Fernandez had 14 points and Jaycee Carroll and Marcus Slaughter had 10 points each. In the loss, ex-Miami player Brian Asbury had 15 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Memphis player Robert Dozier had 13 points and 9 rebounds, ex-Boston University player John Holland had 12 points, and Washington Wizards second round pick Tomas Satoransky had 11 points and 7 assists. Here is the box score.
John Scheyer and Gran Canaria snuck away from Blusens Monbus with a 78-76 win to keep their strong league performance going. Jon had 4 points and 4 assists in 23 minutes. Ryan Toolson had 20 points, Spencer Nelson had 16 points, Eulis Baez had 13 points and 9 rebounds, and Brad Newley had 12 points. In the loss, ex-Purdue player and Minnesota Timberwolves second round pick Robbie Hummel had 13 points and ex-Pitt player Levon Kendall had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Jasmine Thomas and Chevakata hung on for a good win against Dynamo Kursk 90-87. Jasmine had 14 points and 6 assists in 33 minutes and Glory Johnson had 16 points and 12 rebounds. In the loss, ex-LSU player Temeka Johnson had 21 points and 10 assists. Here is the box score.
Carrem Gay and Toulouse got a nice win over Nantes by a 67-62 margin. Carrem had 13 points and 9 rebounds in 35 minutes and Demetress Adams had 12 points. Ex-Siena player Gunta Basko had 11 points in the loss. Here is the box score.
Sheana Mosch was finally allowed to play for Charleville as they faced Tarbes, and although they certainly used her help, they fell short 62-58. Sheana had 13 points in 21 minutes. Ex-Utah player Kim Smith had 23 points in the win. Here is the box score.
On Monday, Shelden Williams and Chalon had a key domestic league game against LeMans and came away with an 80-66 win. Shelden had 13 points and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. Ilian Evtimov had 13 points and 6 rebounds, Blake Schilb had 12 points, and the newest member of the team, ex-Long Beach State player Kevin Houston had 10 points and 9 assists. In the loss, ex-UConn player Khalid El-Amin had 13 points and ex-NBA player Pape Sy had 11 points. Here is the box score.
Karima Christmas and Maccabi Ramat Hen faced Elitzur Holon and won 69-56. Karima had team highs of 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in 32 minutes. Khadijah Rushdan had 13 points and Jenna Smith and Cetera DeGraffenreid had 10 points each. In the loss, ex-Liberty player Avery Warley had 16 points and 11 rebounds and ex-Eastern Michigan player Tavelyn James had 14 points. Here is the box score.