Off-Season Rundown Vol. 13

Uncasville, CT (January 17, 2023) – Natisha Hiedeman and Maccabi Ashdod were in action on Monday, January 9, defeating Israeli League opponent, Maccabi Haida, 88-84. Hiedeman tallied 19 points, five rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the close victory.

 

Brionna Jones, Alyssa Thomas and USK Prague fell to Valencia, 82-75 on Wednesday, January 11 in EuroLeague play. Jones led the team in scoring with 21 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block. Thomas tallied her fourth triple-double of the overseas season with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals. On Saturday, January 15, Jones, Thomas and USK Prague picked up a 126-71 victory over Slovanka in a Czech League contest. Jones led her team with a double-double, tallying 35 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block. Thomas added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.

 

DeWanna Bonner and CBK Mersin dropped their EuroLeague matchup of the week to Sopron Basket, 51-44, on Thursday, January 12. Bonner finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks. On Sunday, January 16, Bonner and CBK Mersin fell to Botas in a Turkish League contest, 66-56. Bonner tallied four points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in the effort.

 

Joyner Holmes and Sassari fell to Venezia, 83-61, in Game 2 of Round 1 of the EuroCup playoffs. Holmes tallied 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in the effort. Sassari drops the series and falls out of the EuroCup running, losing by a combined Game 1 and 2 score of 165-150.

 

Ty Harris and Cankaya (Turkey) fell to Galatasaray, 83-57, in a Turkish League contest on Saturday, January 14. Harris tallied nine points, four rebounds and three assists in the game.

 

Connecticut Sun players are back in overseas action this week beginning with Bonner and CBK Mersin taking on Landes at 11:00 AM ET; and Jones, Thomas and USK Prague matching up against Bourges at 1:00 PM ET on January 18. Bonner and CBK Mersin play Emlak Konut at 8:00 AM ET; Jones, Thomas and USK Prague face off against Hradec Kralove at 10:00 AM ET; and Holmes and Sassari take on Venezia at 2:30 PM ET; and Olivia Nelson-Ododa and the Melbourne Boomers play Bendigo in a WNBL contest at 11:00 PM ET on January 21. To close out the week, Harris and Cankaya match up against Antalya 07 at 6:00 AM ET on January 22.

 

For more information on dates and times of all Connecticut Sun off-season play, visit: https://sun.wnba.com/sun-off-season-tracker/ .

 

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