For New York Liberty fans looking for up-to-date information on their favorite Liberty players as they continue to compete overseas, the following is a quick recap of how several players have fared with their European teams. The summary covers games played from February 11-27, 2013.
Croatian League/EuroLeague (Leilani Mitchell - Novi Zagreb)
Second-ranked Novi Zagreb beat Tresnjevka 112-68 in Croatian League play. Leilani Mitchell contributed 14 points (on 6-for-7 shooting from the field), six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Hungarian League/ EuroLeague (Plenette Pierson - Good Angels)
Good Angels defeated UNIQA Euroleasing 85-86 in overtime. The Good Angels remain undefeated at 10-0 in the Hungarian League. Plenette Pierson contributed 14 points, six boards and six assists in the matchup.
In the Euroleague playoff opener, Good Angels defeated Perfumerias 82-68. Pierson led all scorers with 23 points. The Good Angels advanced to the Final Eight of the EuroLeague after closing out the series 2-0 against Perfumerias. In the 64-74 victory, Pierson had 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Russian League/EuroLeague (Quanitra Hollingsworth – UMMC Ekaterinburg)
UMMC Ekaterinburg defeated Dynamo-GUVD 57-83. In 14 minutes, Hollingsworth contributed six points on three-for-three shooting from the field.
Turkish League/EuroLeague (Cappie Pondexter - Fenerbahce; Essence Carson - Istanbul Universitesi)
In Turkish League play, Fenerbahce defeated TED Ankara 78-88. Cappie Pondexter scored 12 points and dished out three assists.
Top-ranked Fenerbahce was then edged by Tarsus Bid 87-84, marking only their second loss in Turkish League action. Pondexter had 19 points and shot 50 percent from the field.
In another Turkish League game, Fenerbahce defeated Ceyahn Bid 96-81. Pondexter led her team in scoring with 21 points.
Fenerbahce began EuroLeague playoffs against UNI Gyor. In the first game, Fenerbahce won 93-61. Pondexter had four points, four rebounds and four assists. Fenerbahce closed out the series and clinched a Final Eight berth, defeating UNI Gyor 68-77. Pondexter posted 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Galatasaray defeated Istanbul Universitesi 84-39. Essence Carson chipped in four points and three rebounds. Istanbul Universitesi then defeated TED Ankara 71-66. Carson led her team with 20 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.
Istanbul Universitesi controlled the entire game in an 82-61victory over Besiktas. Carson recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Brazilian League (Alex Montgomery - Recife)
Sport Recife is 6-0 to start the season and coming off back-to-back wins over Santo Andre and Guarulhos. Recife defeated Santo Andre, 68-65 behind a 16-point effort from Alex Montgomery. She also chipped in four rebounds and four steals. The squad most recently defeated Guarulhos 92-51 as Montgomery added 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.
For the season, Montgomery is averaging 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.