Silver Stars Overseas Update: 3/1/13

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Overseas Update March 1, 2013

Danielle Adams
Maccabi Ashdod Israel
Israeli League Record: 18-0
2/21 vs. Elitzur Ramla W, 65-63 16 points, 10 rebounds
2/25 at Ramat Hen W, 76-49 17 points, 7 rebounds

Adams helped Maccabi Ashdod remain undefeated (18-0) as Israeli League play entered its second stage of the season.

Adams notched her sixth double-double of the season, including a team-best 16 points to lead Ashdod to a one-possession victory against Elitzur Ramla on Feb. 21.

She then notched 17 points and added seven rebounds in Ashdod’s 76-49 win at Ramat Hen on Monday.

Adams is averaging 15.4 points on the season with 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists per contest.

Next Game: TBD

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

2/22 at Municipal Targoviste*! W, 68-63 18 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists

Hammon and Spartak V MR defeated Municipal Targoviste, 68-63, to earn a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three series in the first round of EuroLeague playoffs. Hammon had 18 points with three assists and four steals in the win, which advances Spartak V MR to the EuroLeague Final Eight.

The EuroLeague Final Eight are split into two round robin groups of four, based on each teams overall season ranking. Round robin play begins in Ekaterinburg, Russia on March 18. Following round robin play, the top two teams from each group will advance to meet in the semifinals on March 22. The EuroLeague Final is scheduled for March 24.

Spartak will resume domestic league play on March 3 against recent Silver Stars signee Yvonne Turner and Dynamo GUVD.

Hammon is averaging 20.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in EuroLeague playoff games to date.

Next Game: 3/3 vs. Dynamo GUVD

Shenise Johnson
Uniqua Euroleasing Sopron Hungary
Hungarian League Record: 18-0

Hungarian League Second Stage: 3-2
EuroLeague Record: 3-9

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

She and UE Sopron resume second stage play on March 2.

Next Game: 3/2 at Piestanske C.

Ziomara Morrison
Rivas Ecopolis Spain
Spanish League Record: 15-1
EuroLeague Record: 7-8
2/22 vs. Familia Schio*! W, 75-47 13 points, 3 rebounds
2/27 at Familia Schio*! L, 75-79 4 points, 9 rebounds

Morrison and Rivas Ecopolis fell to Italian foe Familia Schio, 2-1, in the best-of-three EuroLeague playoff series. Morrison notched 13 points and three rebounds in the Rivas’ 75-47 home win against Schio on Feb. 22 and had four points and nine rebounds in the deciding game loss on Wednesday.

Morrison and Rivas resume Spanish League play on Saturday.

Morrison averaged 7.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game through the three EuroLeague playoff games. She is averaging 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game through 12 domestic league games this season.

Next Game: 3/2 vs. Gran Canaria

Yvonne Turner
Dynamo GUVD - Russia
Russian League Record: 4-9
EuroCup Record: 6-2

Turner has spent the season with Russia’s Dynamo GUVD where she is averaging 14.2 points per game with 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.25 steals per game through 20 games to date. Dynamo GUVD competes in both Russian League and EuroCup play. They are slated to meet Becky Hammon and Spartak V MR in domestic league action on Sunday.

Next Game: 3/3 at Spartak V MR

Danielle Robinson
Tarsus Turkey
Turkish League Record: 14-6
EuroLeague Record: 4-8
2/23 vs. TED Ankara W, 93-68 18 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals

Robinson earned Turkish League Player of the Week honors for her performance in Tarsus’ 93-68 win against TED Ankara on Saturday. Robinson had 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the win, helping Tarsus improve to 14-6 on the season which ranks fifth in the domestic league standings.

Robinson has scored in double figures in the last nine consecutive games and is averaging 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.85 steals per game through all games. She ranks second in Turkish League play in assists per game and eighth in steals per contest.

Next Game: 3/3 vs. Istanbul U.

Julie Wojta
Belfius Namur - Belgium
Belgian League Record: 17-2
EuroCup Record: 0-6

2/23 vs. Willebroek W, 98-51 11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Wojta has spent the season with Belgium’s Belfius Namur where she is averaging 16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.09 steals per game through 23 games this season, both Belgian League and EuroCup.

Wojta most recently notched 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Namur’s 98-51 win against Willebroek.

Next Game: 3/2 at Jeugd Gentson

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