Liberty Overseas Update Feb. 19 - Mar. 1
Hey Liberty fans! The overseas season may be winding down, but are you up-to-date on how your favorite Liberty players have been doing internationally? Be sure to check in for recaps as they continue to compete overseas in Europe/Australia. This summary covers games played from Feb. 19-Mar. 1.
Fenerbahce, led by Cappie Pondexter (@cappa23), improved to 20-2 on the season with a pair of wins over IMOS Bruno and Mersin. Pondexter is averaging 11.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in Turkish league action. Fenerbahce leads the Group B Euroleague standings with a 12-0 record behind averages of 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game from Pondexter.
Galatasaray won back-to-back Turkish league games to improve to 21-1 and remain atop the league standings. Kelsey Bone (@kelseybone3) posted double figures in two-straight games, including a 16-point, seven-rebound effort in an 87-52 win over Ceyhan Bld. In Euroleague action, Bone had 15 points and six rebounds to help Galatasaray moved to 8-4, good for third in Group C. Bone is averaging 11.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in the Turkish league, and 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.
Tarsus Bld. split a pair of games, defeating TED Ankara before falling to Istanbul Unvi. Delisha Milton-Jones (@DelishaMJones), the team’s leading scorer, posted 12 points in the win to move Tarsus Bld. to 6-16 on the season. Milton-Jones is averaging 14.6 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
The Dandenong Rangers (16-8) saw its season come to an end with a loss to Townsville F. in Round 2 of the semi-finals. Leilani Mitchell scored 15 points with three rebounds and four assists in the final game of the season. She averaged 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists as Dandenong finished tied for the second-best record in the league.
Galatasaray defeated CCC Polkowice 70-45
Kelsey Bone (Galatasaray) - 15 points (7-12 FG) 6 rebounds, 2 assists (24 mins)
Fenerbahce defeated Rivas Ecopolis 71-62
Cappie Pondexter (Fenerbahce) - 6 points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3FG), 5 rebounds, 6 assists (34 mins)
Fenerbahce defeated Knoak 73-52
Cappie Pondexter (Fenerbahce) - 3 points (0-3 FG, 1-1 3FG), 1 rebound, 1 assist (28 mins)
Galatasaray defeated Ceyhan Bld 87-52
Kelsey Bone (Galatasaray) - 16 points (6-10 FG) 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal (26 mins)
Tarsus Bld. defeated TED Ankara 79-65
Delisha Milton Jones (Tarsus Bld.) - 12 points (5-15 FG), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals (25 mins)
Bendigo S. defeated Dandenong Rangers 71-62
Leilani Mitchell (Dandenong) - 2 points (1-5, 0-4 3FG), 6 rebounds, 5 assists (36 mins)
Galatasaray defeated Kibirkstis-VICI 81-60
Kelsey Bone (Galatasaray) - 12 points (5-6 FG) 8 rebounds, 1 assist (20 mins)
Galatasaray defeated Orduspor 84-58
Kelsey Bone (Galatasaray) - 4 points (1-1 FG) 1 assist (9 mins)
Istanbul Univ. defeated Tarsus Bld. 82-73
Delisha Milton Jones (Tarsus Bld.) - 16 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3FG), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals (32 mins)
Townsville F. defeated Dandenong Rangers 74-71
Leilani Mitchell (Dandenong) - 15 points (3-11, 2-4 3FG), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal (34 mins)