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 18, 2018 (link)
Cierra Burdick—Kazanochka Kazan (Russia)
Russian League: March 25, W, 73-67 vs. MBA
Burdick recorded a 15-point, 15-rebound double0double as Kazanochka Kazan topped MBA, 73-67, in the team’s final regular season game. The win moved Kazanochka Kazan into sixth place in the PBL Standings. Burdick and company take on #3 seed Nadezhda O. in the PBL Quarterfinals beginning April 1.
Next Game: Quarterfinals—April 1 vs. Nadezhda O. (14-6); April 4 vs. Nadezhda O. (14-6)
Nia Coffey—Maccabi R. Hen (Israel)
Maccabi R. Hen was the number one seed in the Israeli League heading into the league semifinals last week, but they dropped a pair of games to the number four seed Elitzur Ramla to begin their series. Coffey recorded a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double in the series opener, and 23 points and six boards in game two.
Next Game: Semifinals—March 26 vs. Elitzur Ramla
|Israeli League Standings|
|6||Hap. Petah Tikva||9-14|
Dearica Hamby—Ragusa (Italy)
Italian League: March 25, L, 78-68 vs. Familia Schio
Hamby scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but Ragusa dropped its second straight game and lost for the fourth time in its last seven to close out the regular season. Despite the defeat, Ragusa still locked up the three seed in the Italian League Playoffs, and they take on six seed San Martino in the quarterfinals.
Next Game: Quarterfinals—April 4 vs. San Martino (12-10)
|Italian League A1 Standings|
Kayla McBride—Yakin Dogu (Turkey)
EuroLeague: No games since last update.
Next Game: Semifinals—April 20 vs. Sopron Basket
Turkish League: No games since last update.
Next Game: March 24 vs. Bornova
Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (Turkey)
Turkish League: March 24, L, 81-80 vs. Cukrova
Plum was one of five Fenerbahce players to score in double figures, recording 12 points, two rebounds and two assists, but they dropped a one-point decision to Cukrova.
Next Game: April 1 vs. Canik Belediye (7-15)
Carolyn Swords—Gorzow Wlkp (Poland)
Polish League: March 21, W, 79-69 vs. MKK Siedlce; March 24, W, 89-76 vs. Widzew
Gorzow Wlkp snapped a three-game losing streak with a pair of double-digit victories last week. Swords scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed four rebounds in the team’s 10-point win over MKK Siedlce, and recorded a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double in a 13-win over Widzew. The Polish League regular season concludes on March 28.
Next Game: March 28 vs. Energy Torun (16-6)
|11||Enes AZS P.||5-17|