Editor's Note: LynxBasketball.com highlights some of the key performances and games involving Minnesota Lynx players around the world periodically this offseason through Lynx Overseas Updates. This edition highlights recent games leading up to Jan. 24, 2013
After scoring 40 points in Shanxi’s Game 1 loss to Beijing in the WCBA Semifinals, Maya Moore focused on defense on Thursday, shutting down Beijing star Sophia Young and limiting her to just 10 points in 21 minutes. Moore filled the box score today, scoring 19 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, dishing out seven assists, recording three steals and blocking two shots in the 76-54 win. Moore and Shanxi return to the floor on Saturday, playing the deciding Game 3 at home with the winner moving to the WCBA Finals and facing off with Elizabeth Cambage and Zhejiang.
Seimone Augustus and Sparta&K dominated Wisla Can-Pak in EuroLeague play yesterday, improving to 9-2 in EuroLeague with a 89-63 win. Augustus scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, one of five Sparta&K players in double figures in the rout. Sparta&K returns to the floor on Sunday in Russian League play, facing off with WNBA stars Kristi Toliver and Crystal Langhorne and second place Dynamo Moscow.
Lindsay Whalen continued her hot play yesterday for Galatasaray, scoring a game-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead her team over Perfumerias. She added team-highs in both rebounds (8) and assists (4) as Galatasaray rode a strong third quarter to a 68-56 win. Galatasaray is now 9-2 in EuroLeague play Meanwhile over the weekend in Turkish League play, Whalen scored a game-high 19 points to lead Galatasaray over Ceyhan Bld, 77-62. Galatasaray is now 12-2, good for second place in TKBL play.
Monica Wright scored 23 points for Dandenong last weekend, adding five rebounds and three assists in a 98-73 win over Canberra. Wright was 9-of-16 from the floor, adding a pair of steals and a blocked shot to her box score. She’s averaging 14.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 21.5 minutes per game in the WNBL this season.
Jessica Adair had a solid weekend for Townsville, splitting back-to-back between Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Adair scored eight points on 2-of-4 shooting, adding five rebounds in 10 minutes of play as Townsville fell to Bendigo 72-80. She rebounded the next night, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 35 minutes. She blocked three shots and added a steal as Townsville redeemed themselves with a 78-65 win over Bulleen. The Fire are now 10-8 this season, fourth place in the WNBL.
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