On Monday, David McClure and Neptunas closed out their season with the conclusion of their series with Rudupis for third place in Lithuania. The team built a lead in the second quarter on their way to an 86-72 win. David had 11 points and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes and Rashaun Broadus had 17 points. In the loss, ex-JC player Arturas Valeika had 12 points and 7 rebounds. It was another productive season for David as he spent another year in Lithuania. While he was limited several times by injury, he was a key rebounder and defensive stopper off the bench for his team, playing a big role in turning leads into wins. Here is the box score for this last game.
Here were his statistics in Lithuanian League play.
Here were his statistics in VTB United League play.
On Tuesday, Shelden Williams and Chalon began their defense of their French League title in Game 1 of the quarterfinals against Roanne and won 78-68. As the fourth place team in the regular season, they host the first and third games of the best of three series. Shelden had 17 points and 8 rebounds in 18 minutes as he battled foul trouble. Ilian Evtimov had 14 points and 6 assists, Blake Schilb had 11 points and 6 assists, and Marcus Denmon had 10 points. In the loss, ex-JC player William Gradit had 21 points, ex-Virginia Tech player Coleman Collins had 13 points and 7 rebounds, ex-Butler player Matt Howard had 12 points, and ex-Florida State player Ryan Reid had 10 points. Here is the box score.
On Wednesday, DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade continued their run as they held off Radnicki 72-66. DeMarcus drove his team on with his scoring again as he had 20 points in 34 minutes. In the loss, ex-Ole Miss player Terrico White had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Thursday, Shelden Williams and Chalon tried to finish off their series against Roanne, but they fell behind after a barrage of three pointers and lost 84-72, leaving the series tied and sending them home for the deciding game. Shelden had an incredibly efficient game with 17 points on only 5 field goal attempts and added 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. Blake Schilb had 15 points and Marcus Denmon had 13 points. In the win, Coleman Collins had 23 points and 8 rebounds, ex-Gonzaga player Steven Gray had 18 points, and William Gradit had 14 points. Here is the box score.
Marty Pocius is still injured and Real Madrid made up the league game they missed for the Euroleague Final Four as they beat Joventut Badalona 85-64. Jaycee Carroll had 16 points, ex-Niagara player Tremmell Darden, who was brought in as a reinforcement for domestic league games after Marty's injury, had 11 points and Sergio Llull had 10 points. In the loss, ex-Villanova player Corey Fisher had 16 points. Here is the box score.
On Friday, Daniel Ewing and Besiktas started their defense of the Turkish League with Game 1 of the best of three quarterfinals. The team finished sixth in the regular season, but avoided the other big Istanbul clubs as they traveled to third seeded Banvit. They took the lead early but let it slip away in the second half before seemingly sending the game into overtime late with a game tying three pointer only to surrender their own buzzer beater to lose 68-65. Daniel Ewing had 3 points in 17 minutes and Damir Markota had 18 points and 9 rebounds. In the win, ex-De Paul player Sammy Mejia had 12 points and 9 rebounds and ex-Holy Cross player Keith Simmons had 12 points. Here is the box score.
The Hobart Chargers nearly managed a big win in the continued absence of Kathleen Scheer, but ended up falling 72-71 to the Bendigo Braves. Lindsay Laur had a big game with 33 points and 8 rebounds and Izzy Chilcott added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Here is the box score.
On Saturday, Shelden Williams and Chalon had to win Game 3 at home against Roanne with both teams trying to avoid having their seasons ended. They did just that by exploding in the first half on their way to a 91-63 win. Shelden had 12 points and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes. Marcus Denmon had 22 points and Blake Schilb had 14 points. In the loss, Coleman Collins had 19 points and 6 rebounds, Matt Howard had 11 points, and ex-Georgetown player Victor Samnick had 10 points. Here is the box score.
Jess Foley and the Norwood Flames continued to dismantle their opposition as they beat the South Adelaide Panthers 106-58. Jess had 22 points and 8 rebounds in 31 minutes and Amy Lewis had 16 points and 6 rebounds. In the loss, ex-DII player Dana Rommel had 14 points. Here is the box score.
On Sunday, the regular season concluded in Spain. Gran Canaria was still fighting for a playoff spot after Jon Scheyer left and they managed to take care of business with a 78-62 win over Valladolid to lift the team to seventh place. Eulis Baez had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Ryan Toolson had 14 points, Brad Newley had 11 points and Spencer Nelson had 10 points and 8 rebounds. In the loss, ex-St. Mary's player Ian O'Leary had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Here is the box score.
Real Madrid did not have anything to play for against already relegated Lagun Aro as they continue to play without Marty Pocius and they ended up rolling 100-67. Sergio Llull had 17 points, Jaycee Carroll had 16 points, and Rudy Fernandez had 12 points. In the loss, ex-UAB player Morris Finley had 14 points. Here is the box score.
DeMarcus Nelson and Red Star Belgrade managed to hang on to a critical 84-78 win over Mega Vizura in a game that could greatly impact seeding at the end of the season. DeMarcus played a great all-around game with 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 12 assists in 30 minutes. Here is the box score.