Overseas Update - April 29


Watch Le'Coe Willingham sink two free throws with no time left to win the Spanish League championship for her team.

The following is an update on how Atlanta Dream players fared in recent games with their overseas teams. You can find links to all of their teams’ web pages and get more detailed information by clicking here.

Erika de Souza – Sport Recife (Brazil): Sport Recife completed an undefeated season, finishing the regular season with a 6-0 record and going 4-0 in the playoffs. In the team’s 10 games, de Souza averaged 15.1 points, which ranked third in the league, and league bests of 10.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

LBF League page

Tiffany Hayes – Besiktas (Turkey): Hayes completed her commitment to Besiktas, which fell to 6-19 last week. Hayes averaged 8.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in eight games with the club. She previously played for Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion of Israel, and averaged 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals in 10 games with that club.

Besiktas Turkish League stats
Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion Israeli League stats

Aneika Henry – Rivas Ecopolis (Spain): Despite finishing the regular season with a 19-1 record, Rivas Ecopolis was swept in a best-of-three series against Perfumerias Avenida and Le’Coe Willingham in the finals of the Spanish League playoffs. In the series opener on April 24, Henry had 11 points and five rebounds during a 69-53 loss. In the deciding game on April 26 which Rivas lost by a score of 67-66, Henry had six points and a team-high nine rebounds. She averaged 9.7 points and 7.6 boards in Spanish League games for Rivas Ecopolis, and finished EuroLeague competition averaging 11.4 points and 8.5 rebounds in 15 EuroLeague games.

Rivas Ecopolis Spanish League stats
Rivas Ecopolis EuroLeague stats

Armintie Herrington – Besiktas (Turkey): Herrington completed her commitment to Besiktas, which fell to 6-19 last week. In her 11 games with the club, Herrington averaged 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.6 steals.

Besiktas Turkish League stats

Cathrine Kraayeveld – Winnus (South Korea): Kraayeveld started the South Korean League season with Shinhan Bank,w hich finished the season 24-11 in a tie for first place. In her 15 games with the team, Kraayeveld averaged 14.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists. She then played 10 games for Winnus in the same league, averaging 11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the team which finished 13-22 and in sixth place.

Winnus South Korean League stats
Shinhan Bank South Korean League stats

Yelena Leuchanka – Liaoning (China): Leuchanka played in 18 games this season for Liaoning, which finished 14-8 and in third place in the Chinese League. In her 18 games with the club, Leuchanka averaged 17.7 points and 9.1 rebounds.

Liaoning Chinese League stats

Sancho Lyttle – Galatasaray (Turkey): No. 2 seed Galatasaray split two games against top seed Fenerbahce and Angel McCoughtry last week in the finals of the Turkish League playoffs. Galatasaray pulled the road upset in the opener on April 25, earning a 64-59 victory thanks in part to 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Lyttle. They nearly took a 2-0 lead in the series, but saw a late lead dissipate in a 55-52 loss in Game 2 on April 26. Lyttle was held scoreless in the game, but did have five rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist. Game 3 in the best-of-five series will be played April 29. Lyttle is now averaging 11.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 33 Turkish League games during the regular and post seasons. She also finished the EuroLeague campaign averaging 11.5 points, 7.2 boards and 2.6 steals in 17 EuroLeague games, helping her team reach the Final Eight.

Galatasaray Turkish League stats
Galatasaray EuroLeague stats

Angel McCoughtry – Fenerbahce (Turkey): Top-seeded Fenerbahce split two games against No. 2 seed Galatasaray and Sancho Lyttle last week in the finals of the Turkish League playoffs. In the opener on April 25, McCoughtry had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists, but it wasn’t enough as Galatasaray pulled off the road upset by a score of 64-59. In Game 2 on April 26, Fenerbahce rallied for a 55-52 win, with McCoughtry totaling 13 points, seven boards and three steals. Game 3 in the best-of-five series will be played April 29. In 28 Turkish League games during the regular and post seasons, McCoughtry has averaged a team-high 16.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals. She also finished the EuroLeague campaign averaging 15.3 points, 8.1 boards and 2.3 steals in 19 EuroLeague games, leading her team to the Final of the EuroLeague championship tournament.

Fenerbahce Turkish League stats
Fenerbahce EuroLeague stats

Jasmine Thomas – Vologda-Chevakata (Russia): Vologda-Chevakata ended its season with a two-game sweep of Energy Ivanovo in the consolation bracket of the Russian League playoffs in mid-April. In 23 Russian League games during the regular and post seasons, Thomas has averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Thomas also played in all 12 of the team’s EuroCup games this season before the team was eliminated from that competition, averaging 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

Chevakata Russian League stats

Le'Coe Willingham – Perfumerias Avenida (Spain): Willingham’s two free throws with no time left in the deciding game helped No. 2 seed Perfumerias Avenida upset top-seeded Rivas Ecopolis in the finals of the Spanish League playoffs. After going 17-3 in the regular season, Perfumerias swept the best-of-three series in two games to defeat 19-1 Rivas. In the opener on April 24, Willingham had 10 points and five rebounds in a 69-53 road upset. In the final game on April 26, with her team trailing by one with two seconds left, she sank two free throws to give Perfumerias a 67-66 victory. Willingham finished the game with 12 points, eight boards and two assists, and averaged 10.8 points and 6.4 boards in 18 Spanish League games during the regular and post seasons for Perfumerias. She also averaged 12.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in nine EuroLeague games this season before her team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Perfumerias Avenida Spanish League stats
Perfumerias Avenida EuroLeague stats

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