On Wednesday, David McClure and Neptunas started their series for third place against Prienai and fell 78-67. David grabbed 3 rebounds in 9 minutes and Valdas Vasylius had 12 points. In the win, ex-JC player Arturas Valeika had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the box score.
DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade now only have to worry about trying to win the Serbian League. The returned to action against Vojvodina and needed a big late comeback to win 86-85. DeMarcus had 4 points in 24 minutes. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Lindsey Harding and Galatasaray tried to keep their season going as they had Game 4 against Fenerbahce in front of the home fans. They built up a big lead in the second quarter and ended up rolling 72-56 to force Game 5 back at the home of their rivals with the championship on the line. Lindsey had 4 points as she was only needed to play 33 minutes and Ann Wauters had 18 points. Angel McCoughtry had 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss as they struggled to get all of their stars firing on all cylinders at the same time again. Here is the box score.
On Friday, David McClure and Neptunas had Game 2 of the series for third place as they hosted Prienai. They led for most of the game before letting their opposition come back and force the game into overtime where they took a lead late and held on to an 84-82 win to even the series. David had 5 points in 23 minutes. Valdas Vasylius had 14 points and Laurynas Mikalauskas had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Arturas Valeika had 10 points in the loss. Here is the box score.
The Hobart Chargers had the first of a number of tricky games that they will have to navigate until they can get Kathleen Scheer back. They lost 62-59 to the Geelong Supercats despite 21 points and 12 rebounds from Lindsay Laur and 19 points and 9 rebounds from Izzy Chilcott. In the win, ex-Maine player Abby Schrader had 14 points and 16 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Saturday, Nick Horvath and the Manawatu Jets were back in action against the Wellington Saints and lost 107-77 after a poor second half. Nick had 25 points and 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. Chris Hagan had 21 points and Marcel Jones had 13 points. In the win, ex-NAIA player Corey Webster had 27 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Utah player Bryant Markson had 22 points and 10 rebounds, ex-Bradley player Andrew Warren had 14 points, and ex-Northern Arizona player Casey Frank had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Daniel Ewing and Besiktas continued their run at the end of the regular season after beating Mersin 102-84. Daniel had 10 points in 24 minutes. Ricky Minard had 20 points and Damir Markota had 12 points. In the loss, ex-Chicago State player David Holston had 27 points and 7 assists, ex-Arizona player Michael Wright, also known by his Turkish name Ali Karadeniz, had 25 points and 7 rebounds, and ex-Tennessee player J.P. Prince had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Here is the box score.
DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade exploded in the second half as they beat Sloboda 85-51. DeMarcus had 12 points and 6 assists in 22 minutes. Here is the box score.
The Hobart Chargers continued to struggle without Kathleen Scheer as they lost 86-69 to the Kilsyth Cobras. Lindsay Laur had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Sunday, Real Madrid continued to play without Marty Pocius and beat their local rivals Asefa Estudiantes 93-82. Nikola Mirotic had 18 points, Jaycee Carroll had 13 points, and Sergio Llull had 12 points. In the loss, ex-Iona player Tariq Kirksay had 15 points and 7 rebounds and ex-Louisville player Kyle Kuric had 11 points. Here is the box score.
Gran Canaria played their first game without Jon Scheyer and got back to winning ways with a 66-59 win over Lagun Aro, sealing their opponent's relegation. Eulis Baez had 13 points. In the loss, Raul Neto, who just declared for the NBA Draft, had 11 points. Here is the box score.
Lindsey Harding and Galatasaray had one final game to determine the champions of Turkey. The game was close through the first three quarters before Fenerbahce built a big lead and continued their dominance with a 70-62 win. Lindsey had 16 points in 35 minutes and Ann Wauters had 25 points and 8 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter had 27 points in the win as both teams continued to struggle to get all of their stars going at the same time. Lindsey's European season is now over as her team was fortunate to find a player of her caliber when their original point guard left the team. Lindsey stepped in right away and provided critical minutes and backcourt scoring that nearly had the team win the championship. Here is the box score.