Liberty Overseas Update



Recap for games from Jan. 27-Feb. 4

Turkish League/EuroLeague (Cappie Pondexter - Fenerbahce; Essence Carson - Istanbul Universitesi)

Fenerbahce was handed its first Turkish League loss, 81-75, to Mersin. Cappie Pondexter had 17 points and five assists in the matchup.

In a EuroLeague matchup against Good Angels (Plenette Pierson), Fenerbahce was defeated 66-63, also losing the top position in Group B. Pondexter contributed six points and three assists.

Fenerbahce remains in the top position in the Turkish League, with a 72-57 victory over Antakya. Pondexter led the team with 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Fenerbahce will play Istanbul Universitesi (Essence Carson) next round.

Istanbul Universitesi moved up to sixth place after a 75-69 victory over Antakya. Essence Carson contributed 14 points in the matchup. Istanbul Universitesi also beat Endremit 83-68. Carson led her team with 25 points and six rebounds.

Czech Republic League/EuroLeague (Kia Vaughn - USK Praha)

USK Praha controlled the entire game in the matchup against local rival Praha. The final score was 80-53 with Kia Vaughn tallying 19 points.

In EuroLeague, USK Praha lost to CCC Polkowice 71-60. USK Praha led by nine at the half, but could not sustain CCC Polkowice’s 42-26 second-half run. Vaughn had 17 points and eight rebounds for the game.

USK Praha (20-1) cruised pass Valosun Brno with a 117-55 win. Vaughn had 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks.

Hungarian League/ EuroLeague (Plenette Pierson - Good Angels)

Good Angels kicked off Hungarian League play with an 81-59 victory over DKSK. Good Angels dominated on both ends with 60 paint points and 21 forced turnovers. Pierson recorded 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals. In EuroLeague, Good Angels topped Fenerbahce 66-63, taking the leading position in Group B. Pierson contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Russian League/EuroLeague (Kara Braxton – Nadezhda Orenburg; Quanitra Hollingsworth – UMMC Ekaterinburg) Nadezhda Orenburg controlled the entire game in the 87-64 victory over Dynamo Kursk. Kara Braxton had eight points and eight rebounds for the matchup.

Nadezhda Orenburg also came out on top 80-79 over Spartak V MR. Braxton shot 50 percent (5-of-10) from the field and perfect from the free-throw line (4-of-4). She ended the night with 14 points.

Perfumerias handed UMMC their first loss in EuroLeague this season, 65-57. UMMC will keep the top position in EuroLeague with only one game lost. Quanitra Hollingsworth grabbed three rebounds in nine minutes of action.

UMMC beat Spartak 78-52. Hollingsworth had one point and four rebounds in the matchup.

Croatian League/EuroLeague (Leilani Mitchell - Novi Zagreb)

Novi Zagreb was handed their sixth consecutive loss in EuroLeague by the French team Mondeville. Leilani Mitchell contributed 16 points and three assists in the contest.

In a Croatian League matchup, Novi Zabreb dominated Split 123-56. They are tied with Gospic for the league’s top spot. Mitchell was scoreless for the game but posted five rebounds and four steals.


Recap for games from Feb. 5-11

Turkish League/EuroLeague (Cappie Pondexter - Fenerbahce; Essence Carson - Istanbul Universitesi)

In the final round of EuroLeague’s regular season, Fenerbahce defeated Familia Schio 82-68. Pondexter scored 14 points and dished out six assists. Fenerbahce will start the playoffs ranked second in EuroLeague.

Two Liberty players faced off in a Turkish League regular season game – Fenerbahce (Pondexter) vs. Istanbul Universitesi (Carson). Fenerbahce won 59-68 as Essence Carson had 15 points Istanbul Universitesi, while Pondexter scored15 points and five assists for Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce remains in top position in the league, while Istanbul Universitesi is sixth.

Czech Republic League/EuroLeague (Kia Vaughn - USK Praha)

USK Praha grabbed the last spot in Euroleague playoffs with a 56-51 victory over Mondeville. Vaughn contributed 10 points, and four rebounds in the matchup.

USK Praha improved to a six-game winning streak after a 67-74 win against Hradec Kralove. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures, including Kia Vaughn. She scored 12 points and grabbed four boards in the matchup. Vaughn ranks sixth in points (15.7) and seventh in rebounds per game (8.1) in the Czech League.

Hungarian League/ EuroLeague (Plenette Pierson - Good Angels)

Though Good Angels won their EuroLeague group, Targoviste got the best of them in the 72-64 defeat. Pierson posted a double-double for the evening with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Russian League/EuroLeague (Quanitra Hollingsworth – UMMC Ekaterinburg)

UMMC Ekaterinburg beat Galatasaray 61-45, and with an 11-1 record are EuroLeague’s regular season champions. Hollingsworth contributed two points and seven rebounds in the matchup.

Croatian League/EuroLeague (Leilani Mitchell - Novi Zagreb)

The team finished EuroLeague play with a 1-11 record after losing to the Perfumerias 68-86. Mitchell had eight points, five assists and three steals.

In a Croatian League matchup, Novi Zagreb beat Medvescak 74-77. Mitchell contributed 11 points, four assists and four steals. Mitchell ranks third in both assists (3.6) and steals (3.0). The team maintains the second position in the Croatian League.