ACES ABROAD: Domestic League Update, March 12, 2019

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POLISH LEAGUE (EBLK)

Nia Coffey—Arka Gdynia (14-7)
Recent Game: Mar. 9—W, 78-74, vs. Enea AZS P.
20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Box Score Link
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Next Game: Mar. 16 vs. Politechn.Gd. 

 

EKBL Standings
1 CCC Polkowice 17-2
2 Energa Torun 16-4
3 Artego Bydg. 16-4
4 Sleza Wroclaw 14-6
5 Arka Gdynia 14-7
6 Wisla Krakow 13-6
7 Grow Wlkp. 12-8
8 AZS UMCS 10-11
9 Widzew 6-14
10 MKK Siedlce 5-14
11 Politechn.Gd. 4-16
12 TS Ostrovia 2-19
13 Enea AZS P. 1-19

 

RUSSIA (PBL)

Kayla McBride—UMMC Ekaterinburg (17-1)
Recent Game: 
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Next Game: Quarterfinals—Mar. 18 vs. Dynamo NR 
Quarterfinals—Mar. 24 vs. Dynamo NR 

 

Kayla McBride and UMMC Ekaterinburg saw their run at an undefeated campaign come to an end in the final game of the regular season, but they still head into the playoffs as the number one seed. Their quarterfinal matchup against No. 8 seed Dynamo NR begins March 18.

Final PBL Standings
1 UMMC 17-1
2 Dynamo K. 17-1
3 Nadezhda O. 13-5
4 MBA 10-8
5 Inventa 10-8
6 Enisey 9-9
7 Spartak&K MR 7-11
8 Dynamo NR 5-13
9 Spartak N. 2-16
10 Dynamo M. 0-18

 

CZECH REPUBLIC (ZBL)

Isabelle Harrison—USK Praha (17-2)
Recent Game: 
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Next Games: Quarterfinals—Mar. 16 vs. Slovanka MB 
Quarterfinals—Mar. 19 vs. Slovanka MB
Quarterfinals—Mar. 21 vs. Slovanka MB

 

The Czech Republic League regular season is over, and Isabelle Harrison and USK Praha finished with the best record in the league at 17-2. The top eight teams make the postseason, and USK Praha takes on No. 8 seed Slovanka MB beginning March 16.

Final ZBL Standings
1 USK Praha 17-2
2 KP Bmo 13-4
3 Zabiny Bmo 13-4
4 Nymburk 13-6
5 Sokol HK 12-6
6 Loko Trutnov 11-7
7 BLK Praha 7-11
8 Slovanka MB 5-12
9 SBS Ostrava 5-13
10 U19 Chance 1-16
11 MK Technic 1-17

 

SOUTH KOREA (WKBL)

JiSu Park—KB Stars (28-7)
Recent Games: Mar. 6—L, 86-67, vs. OK Savings Bank
2 points, 6 rebounds
 
Mar. 10—W, 87-69, vs. Shinhan Bank
11 points, 5 rebounds
 
 
Next Games: TBD 

 

JiSu Park and the KB Stars edged out Woori Bank for the WKBL regular season championship. The Stars now await the winner of the Woori Bank vs. Samsung Life Insurance series to play in the WKBL Finals.

Final WKBL Standings
1 KB Stars 28-7
2 Woori Bank 27-8
3 Samsung Life Insurance 19-16
4 OK Savings Bank 13-21
5 KEB Hanabank 12-23
6 Shinhan Bank 6-29

 

ITALY 

Dearica Hamby—Ragusa (14-4)
Recent Game
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Next Game: Mar. 17 vs. Battipaglia

 

Italian League A1 Standings
1 Venezia 16-2
2 Familia Schio 15-3
3 Ragusa 14-4
4 Broni 12-7
5 San Martino 11-7
6 Lucca 8-11
7 Vigarano 7-11
8 Sesto SG 7-11
9 Empoli 4-14
10 Battipaglia 3-15
11 Torino 3-15
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Napoli 9-5

 

TURKEY (KBSL) 

Moriah Jefferson—Galatasaray (13-8) Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (16-4)
Recent Game: Mar. 9, W, 78-46 vs. Kircicegi B. Recent Game: 
6 points
Box Score Link
   
Next Game: Mar. 17 vs. Istanbul U. Next Game: Mar. 12 vs. Botas
Kelsey Bone—Cukurova (20-1)
Recent Game: Mar. 9, L, 71-64, vs. Mersin BSB 
Did Not Play
Box Score Link
Next Game: Mar. 16 vs. Botas

 

KBSL Standings
1 Cukurova 20-1
2 Fenerbahce 16-4
3 Hatay 16-5
4 Botas 15-5
5 Mersin BSB 14-7
6 Galatasaray 13-8
7 Besiktas 12-9
8 OGM Orman 11-10
9 Izmit 9-12
10 Adana Basket 7-14
11 Canik Belediye 6-15
12 Kayseri 6-15
13 Istanbul U. 1-20
14 Kircicegi B. 0-21

 

ISRAEL (D1)

Jaime Nared—Elitzur Ramla (16-6) Tamera Young—Bnot Hertzeliya (9-13)
Recent Game: Mar. 11, L, 92-73, vs. Ashdod Recent Game: Mar. 11, L, 90-77, vs. Petah Tikva
16 points, 6 rebounds 31 points, 4 rebounds
Box Score Link Box Score Link
Next Game:  Mar. 14 vs. Petah Tikva Next Game: Mar. 14 vs. Holon 

 

The First Stage of the Israel D1 Schedule is complete. Both Elitzur Ramla and Bnot Hertzeliya are in the top six, and still in the running for a league championship. The top six teams will play one game against each other over the next four weeks in the season’s Second Stage. The bottom four teams played one another twice over the next month.

D1 Standings
1 Elitzur Ramla 16-6
2 Ashdod 16-6
3 Elitzur Holon 15-7
4 Ramat Hen 14-8
5 Petah Tikva 12-10
6 Bnot Hertzeliya 9-13
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7 Raanana 11-12
8 Rishon Le-Zion 11-12
9 Ramat Hasharon 8-15
10 B. Yehuda 0-22