Where In The World Are The Aces?
Many WNBA players take their talents overseas during the “offseason,” and the Aces are no exception. While Moriah Jefferson is in Las Vegas making appearance on behalf of the team, the majority of the remaining players on the roster are hooping it up around the world.
Check the official online home of the Aces each week for updates on how your favorite players are performing in their adopted countries.
May 5, 2018 (link)
Dearica Hamby—Ragusa (Italy)
Hamby recorded her seventh straight double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds, but Ragusa dropped a five-point decision to Familia Schio to fall behind two games to none in the best of five series.
Hamby came up one rebound shy of her eight straight double-double but her 14 points and nine rebounds helped Ragusa stave off elimination in a 17-point win over Familia Schio.
Ragusa evened the series at two games apiece, setting up a winner-take-all showdown in Game Five. Hamby led all scorers with 22 points and added eight boards.
Ragusa led by one at the half, but Familia Schio won the league championship outscoring Ragusa 32-23 after the break. Hamby finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.
|Italian League Final A1 Standings|
Kayla McBride—Yakin Dogu (Turkey)
McBride scored nine points and added five rebounds, but Cokurova outlast Takin Dogs, 59-54, to even up the best-of-five series at one game apiece.
Yakin Dogu took control of their semifinal series again with a 12-point victory over Cokurova, McBride scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds in the win.
Yakin Dogu closed out its semifinal series against Cukurova behind a game-high 20 points, four rebounds and three assists from McBride..
Next Games: Finals vs. Fenerbahce—GAME ONE, May 14; GAME TWO, May 16; GAME THREE, May 19.
|KBSL Final Standings|
Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (Turkey)
Fenerbahce ran its winning streak to eight straight games with a nine-point victory over Hatay in Game Two of the Turkish League Semifinals. Plum poured in 18 point and addd three rebounds and two assists.
Plum helped Fenerbahce clinch a spot in the Turkish League Finals with an 18-point, six-rebound effort as she and her teammates swept Hatay, three games to none.
Next Games: Finals vs. Yakin Dogu—GAME ONE, May 14; GAME TWO, May 16; GAME THREE, May 19.