Silver Stars Overseas Update: 2/21/13

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Overseas Update February 21, 2013

Danielle Adams
Maccabi Ashdod Israel
Israeli League Record: 16-0
2/11 at Ramat Hen W, 79-76 13 points, 5 rebounds

Adams helped Maccabi Ashdod remain undefeated (16-0) on the season with a 79-76 win at Ramat Hen. Adams had 13 points and collected five rebounds in the win.

Adams is averaging 15.44 points on the season with 7.19 rebounds per game and 1.00 assists per contest.

Next Game: 2/21 vs. Elitzur Ramla

Jayne Appel
Henan China
WCBA Record: 6-16

Appel finished the WCBA regular-season leading the league in rebounding average (15.4) while ranking second in blocks per game (2.0), third in scoring average (26.9) and seventh in steals per game (1.9).

Appel was to the All-Chinese WCBA Second Team and earned All-Imports Team accolades.

Next Game: Season Complete

Becky Hammon
Spartak V MR Russia
Russian League Record: 8-4
EuroLeague Record: 11-2
2/3 at Nadezhda L, 79-80 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
2/6 at Rivas Ecopolis* - W, 72-61 4 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
2/19 vs. Municipal Targoviste*! W, 91-84 23 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists

Hammon and Spartak V MR capped off the EuroLeague regular season with a 72-61 win against Rivas Ecopolis and Silver Stars teammate Ziomara Morrison on February 6. Hammon notched four points, two assists and a pair of steals in the win as Spartak cemented its spot atop Group A heading into EuroLeague playoffs. The club drew Polish squad Municipal Targoviste in the best-of-three EuroLeague playoff first round, earning a 91-84 come-from-behind win in the first meeting on Tuesday. Hammon led Spartak with 23 points while adding nine assists in the postseason victory.

Hammon is averaging 8.5 points per game with 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds per contest through 13 EuroLeague games to date. She also averages 11.4 points per game with 4.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per contest in domestic league play, which resumes on March 3.

Next Game: 2/22 at Municipal Targoviste*!

Shenise Johnson
Uniqua Euroleasing Sopron Hungary
Hungarian League Record: 18-0
Hungarian League Second Stage: 3-2
EuroLeague Record: 3-9
2/2 vs. Piestanske C. W, 79-43 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
2/9 vs. MBK Ruzomb L, 63-81 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
2/13 vs. Good Angels L, 85-86 OT 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists

Johnson and Sopron have gone 1-2 through three games in February, moving to 3-2 overall in the second stage of the Hungarian League Season. Sopron defeated Piestanske C, 79-43, on February 2 before dropping a pair of decisions to MBK Ruzomb on February 9 and an overtime loss to Good Angels on February 13. Johnson had 30 points, six rebounds and six assists in the one-point overtime loss to Good Angels.

Johnson and Sopron just missed qualifying for EuroLeague playoffs, finishing sixth in Group B with a 3-9 overall record. Johnson finished the EuroLeague season averaging 18.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

She is currently averaging 13.8 pints, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game through five second stage domestic league games.

Next Game: 2/23 vs. Samorin

Ziomara Morrison
Rivas Ecopolis Spain
Spanish League Record: 15-1
EuroLeague Record: 6-6
2/19 at Familia Schio*! L, 63-69 4 points, 5 rebounds

After missing four games with a leg injury, Morrison returned to the Rivas Ecopolis lineup for the first round of EuroLeague playoffs. Morrison notched four points and five rebounds as Rivas fell to Italian foe Familia Schio, 63-69, in game one of the best-of-three series.

Morrison and Rivas finished EuroLeague regular-season play with a 6-6 overall record, which tied for third in Group A. Morrison averaged 6.0 points and 3.91 rebounds in EuroLeague group play. The squad also holds a 15-1 record in Spanish League play, which resumes on March 2.

Next Game: 2/22 vs. Familia Schio*!

Danielle Robinson
Tarsus Turkey
Turkish League Record: 13-6
EuroLeague Record: 4-8
2/2 vs. BLD Canik W, 83-70 14 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists
2/6 vs. Wisla Can Pack* - W, 72-70 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists
2/10 at Mersin L, 65-71 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
2/13 vs. Antayka W, 69-64 23 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
2/16 vs. Fenerbahce W, 87-84 18 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists

Robinson and Tarsus are 4-1 through five games in February, and have won seven of their last eight games dating back to January 23. Robinson led Tarsus to a strong finish in EuroLeague group play, netting a layup with seven seconds remaining to secure the 72-70 victory. Despite the win, Tarsus finished its first EuroLeague season with a 4-8 record, ranking sixth in Group A and falling out of playoff contention.

Tarsus continues to improve its Turkish League standing, improving to 13-6 on the season and ranking fifth in domestic league standings. Tarsus most recently earned a trademark win, defeating domestic league powerhouse Fenerbahce, 87-84 on Saturday. Robinson fell just shy of a double-double in the win, notching 18 points and dishing out nine assists.

Robinson has scored in double figures in the last eight consecutive games and is averaging 14.0 points, 4.84 rebounds, 4.84 assists and 1.94 steals per game through all games.

Next Game: 2/23 vs. TED Ankara

Sophia Young
Beijing Great Wall China
WCBA Record: 13-9

Young finished the 2012-13 regular-season with 20 double-digit scoring performances and 13 double-doubles. She averaged 19.5 points per game with 10.2 rebounds per contest.

Following the season, Young was named to the All-Chinese WCBA First Team by while also earning All-Imports Team honors.

Next Game: Season Completed

*- Denotes EuroLeague Game
@ - Denotes Playoff Game
*! Denotes EuroLeague Playoff Game