Overseas Update - May 6
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): Rivas Ecopolis finished the regular season with a 19-1 record in the Spanish League, but lost to Perfumerias Avenida and Le’Coe Willingham in the finals of the playoffs. Henry 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 fell in the finals of the Turkish League playoffs to top-seeded Fenerbahce and Angel McCoughtry, losing the best-of-five series three games to two. After starting the week with the series tied 1-1, Galatasaray missed a golden opportunity in Game 3 on April 29, dropping a 71-70 decision in the closing moments despite team highs of 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals from Lyttle. Galatasaray evened the series with a convincing 72-56 home victory on May 2, with Lyttle contributing eight points, six boards and three assists. In the deciding Game 5 on Sunday at Fenerbahce, Lyttle was held scoreless but did have seven rebounds and a pair of assists. Lyttle finished the Turkish League season averaging 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 36 games. 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 won its eighth consecutive Turkish League Title, defeating No. 2 seed Galatasaray and Sancho Lyttle last week three games to two in the finals of the Turkish League playoffs. With the series tied 1-1 beginning the week, Fenerbahce grabbed an important victory in Game 3 April 29, rallying for a 71-70 road victory with help from McCoughtry’s seven points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists. Fenerbahce lost Game 4 on May 2, 72-56, despite McCoughtry’s game-highs of 16 points and seven rebounds. In the deciding Game 5 on Sunday, McCoughtry had an off-shooting night with just four points, but her eight rebounds helped the team to a 70-62 victory and its 11th all-time league title. In 31 Turkish League games during the regular and post seasons, McCoughtry averaged a team-high 15.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 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 on the clock and her team trailing by one 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. Willingham 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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