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.
March 6, 2018 (link)
Cierra Burdick—Kazanochka Kazan (Russia)
Russian League: March 11, W, 76-66 vs. Enisey
Burdick was one rebound shy of a double-double (10 points, nine rebounds) in Kazanochka Kazan’s 10-point victory over Enisey. She also contributed a team-high five assists as she and her teammates moved into a four-way tie for fourth place in the PBL standings.
Next Game: March 18 vs. Spart&K MR
Nia Coffey—Maccabi R. Hen (Israel)
Israeli League: March 12, W, 83-75 vs. Maccabi Ashdod
Coffey posted an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double as Maccabi R. Hen moved into sole possession of first place in the Israeli League. Maccabi R. Hen is now 4-0 in Second Stage competition, which pits the top six teams in the league against one another.
Next Game: March 15 vs. Elitzur Ramla
|Israeli League Standings|
|6||Hap. Petah Tikva||9-13|
Dearica Hamby—Ragusa (Italy)
Italian League: March 11, W, 70-49 vs. Napoli
Hamby posted a 19-point, 14-rebound double-double, and added four assists, as Ragusa upended Napoli by 21 points. That gave Ragusa some breathing room in the Italian League, increasing its lead to two games over Napoli in the race for third place. Ragusa is two games back of Venezia in the number two slot.
Next Game: March 18 vs. Venezia
|Italian League A1 Standings|
Kayla McBride—Yakin Dogu (Turkey)
EuroLeague: March 7, W, 85-64 vs. Bourges
McBride led four players in double figures scoring a game-high 20 points as Yakin Dogu advanced to the EuroLeague semifinals with a 21-point victory over Bourges. She added five rebounds and seven assists in the win. Yakin Dogu faces Sopron Basket in the next round of EuroLeague competition.
Next Game: Semifinals—April 20 vs. Sopron Basket
Turkish League: March 10, W, 103-79 vs. OGM Orman
McBride did not play in Yakin Dogu’s 24-point victory over OGM Orman. The victory kept Yakin Dogu (18-2) ahead of Hatay (17-3) and Fenerbahce (16-3) in the race for first place in the KBSL.
Next Game: March 18 vs. Mersin BSB
Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (Turkey)
EuroLeague: March 7, L, 78-72 vs. Sopron Basket; March 14, L, 67-46 vs. Sopron Basket
Plum scored 11 points and handed out four assists, but Fenerbahce dropped a six-point decision to Sopron Basket in game two of their quarterfinal EuroLeague match up. In the decisive game three of the series, Plum scored eight points and added two assists, aw Feenrbahce’s EuroLeague season came to an end in a 21-point loss.
Turkish League: March 11, L, 77-72 vs. Hatay
Plum scored eight points, and handed out a game-high six assists, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Fenerbahce from dropping its third KBSL game in its last six tries. Fenerbahce began the year with 13 wins in its first 14 contests.
Next Game: March 18 vs. Botas
Ivey Slaughter—PINKK Pecsi (Hungary)
Polish League: March 10, L, 86-63 vs. Sopron Basket
Slaughter scored a game-high 21 points, but it wasn’t enough as PINKK Pecsi fell by 23 to first place Sopron Basket.
Next Game: March 17 vs. Vasas Akadem.
|A Division Standings|
Carolyn Swords—Gorzow Wlkp (Poland)
Polish League: March 11, L, 75-63 vs. Wisla Krakow
Swords scored 14 points, and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds, but Gorzow Wlkp fell by 12 to Wisla Krakow.
Next Game: March 17 vs. Sleza Wroclaw
|10||Enes AZS P.||4-15|