Maya Moore and Shanxi finished off Zhejiang in the WCBA Finals on Tuesday, winning 97-87 over Elizabeth Cambage’s squad to take a 3-1 series win. Maya was again superb in Game 4, finishing the game with 34 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals and a pair of assists. She finished the series averaging 41.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 5.3 steals per game, shooting 51-of-115 (.444) from the field, but adding 48-of-56 (.857) from the free throw line in the series. Moore played all 160 minutes in the series.
Seimone Augustus and Spartak Moscow finished off the EuroLeague Group play with a 72-61 win yesterday over Rivas Ecopolis, winning Group A with a 10-2 record. Augustus scored 13 points, dishing out six assists and grabbing three rebounds in a team-high 31 minutes. Spartak’s 10-2 EuroLeague record was the second best in EuroLeague play. They face off with the 15th seeded Municipal Targoviste (4-8) in a best-of-three series beginning on Feb. 19.
In Russian League play, Spartak fell to Nadezhda Orenburg on Sunday, despite 19 points in a game-high 38 minutes for Augustus. She added four assists, four rebounds (three offensive) and a pair of steals in the losing effort. Spartak fell to 8-4 in Russian League play, dropping to a tie for fourth place with Dynamo Kursk. Spartak faces off with Rostov on Tuesday, its last Russian League game until March 3.
Lindsay Whalen and Galatasaray finished off EuroLeague Group play yesterday with a 45-61 loss to top seeded UMMC Ekaterinburg. Whalen scored eight points, handed out five assists and grabbed six rebounds (two offensive) in the losing effort. Galatasaray finished the round 9-3, earning the fourth seed for second round play. They start a series with Lynx teammate Rebekkah Brunson and USK Prague (5-7) beginning on Feb. 19.
Brunson and USK Praha finished their EuroLeague Group play yesterday with a win over USO Mondeville, improving to 5-7 and finishing as the 13th seed, earning a matchup with Lindsay Whalen and Galatasaray beginning on Feb. 19. Brunson recorded a double-double for USK, finishing the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes of play.
On Saturday, Brunson
and Praha continued to roll in Czech League play, shellacking Valosun Brno 117-55. Brunson finished the game with 16 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor. USK Praha (20-1) has one game left in ZBL regular-season play, facing off with Hradec Kralove (17-4).
Amber Harris and Bichumi extended their winning streak to three games on Sunday in South Korea, edging the KB Stars 67-62. Harris scored a game-high 38 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists in 38 minutes. Harris was 16-of-28 (.571) from the floor as Bichumi improved to 15-14. Harris currently ranks first in the league in points per game (20.8) and blocked shots (2.1) while ranking second in rebounds (11.0).
Monica Wright and Dandenong won again on Friday in WNBL play, defeating Logan 87-67 to improve to 17-4. Wright had 17 points for Dandenong, adding three rebounds, a pair of assists, one blocked shot and one steal in 18 minutes of play. Wright is now averaging 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, including 17.9 ppg over her last seven games. Dandenong has two games this weekend, facing off with Lynx teammate Jess Adair on Friday before a rematch with Logan on Sunday afternoon.
Adair and Townsville split their weekend series, falling to Canberra on Friday night before edging Sydney Uni on Saturday night. Jess scored 10 points on Friday, grabbing a pair of rebounds in just 16 minutes in a losing effort. On Saturday, she rebounded in a big way, dropping 22 points and 13 rebounds on Sydney. Adair was 9-of-12 from the field, adding a steal and blocked shot in nearly 36 minutes of play. Townsville is now 12-9 in the WNBL, good for the fourth seed.
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