Maya Moore and Shanxi are facing off with Tulsa’s Elizabeth Cambage and Zhejiang in the best-of-five WCBA Finals. In Game 1 on Tuesday, Moore scored 53 points on 17-of-36 shooting (8-of-19 from three), grabbing 13 rebounds, dishing out five assists and swiping four steals to lead Shanxi to a 96-92 road win. Moore had another solid all-around game today in Game 2, but Shanxi fell 86-99 despite Maya’s 36 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, six steals and three blocks. Cambage scored 45 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the win for Zhejiang. Game 3 will be on Saturday in Shanxi, before playing Game 4 on Tuesday and 5 on Thursday (if necessary).
Seimone Augustus and Spartak had the week off in EuroLeague, returning to EuroLeague play next Wednesday to face off with Queralt Casas and Rivas Ecopolis. In Russian League play, Spartak (8-3) defeated Dynamo Moscow (9-3) on Sunday, 87-71. Augustus scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting, dishing out three assists and swiping three steals. Spartak returns to play on Sunday, facing off with Nadezhda (8-4).
Lindsay Whalen and Galatasaray (9-2) had the week off in EuroLeague, returning to play next Wednesday to face off with UMMC Ekaterinburg (10-1). In Turkish League play, Galatasaray (13-2) blew out Samsun on Sunday, 87-38. Whalen scored seven points and dished out six assists in 16 minutes. Galatasaray returns to TKBL play on Saturday, facing off with Nicky Anosike and Kayseri (12-3).
Rebekkah Brunson and USK Praha lost to CCC Polkowice in EuroLeague play yesterday, despite 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds from Brunson. Praha fell to 4-7 in EuroLeague play with one game remaining in the first round (USO Mondeville, Feb. 6). In Czech League play, Brunson and USK Praha (19-1) continued their hot play, defeating VS Praha 80-53 on Saturday behind 22 points and seven rebounds from Brunson. They face off with Valosun Brno in ZBL play on Saturday.
Amber Harris and Bichumi (13-14) edged the S-Birds on Sunday in South Korea, 70-64. Harris scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds (three offensive) and dished out four assists in 40 minutes of play. She added two steals while shooting 9-of-15 from the floor. Bichumi returns to the floor today, facing off with One FX (9-17).
Monica Wright and Dandenong (16-4) fell to Adelaide on Friday, 75-87. Wright scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss, adding a pair of assists and one steal. Dandenong returns to the floor tomorrow night to face off with Logan (8-12).
Jessica Adair had a huge game for Townsville on Friday, scoring 21 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and recording a pair of steals in Townsville’s 81-62 rout of West Coast. The game was her second consecutive double-double, earning her the WNBL Fans’ Player of the Week for Round 16. Townsville plays a back-to-back this weekend, facing off with Canberra on Friday and Sydney Uni on Saturday.
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