Overseas Round Up Vol. 8

It was a quiet two weeks overseas for the Connecticut Sun. Many players returned home for the holiday season, but a few were still wrapped up in action.

Plaisance appeared in four games in the last two weeks of 2019. Shaanxi defeated Henan 96-52 on Christmas Eve behind 31 points, 18 rebounds and four assists from Plaisance. The day after Christmas, they fell in a close match to Zhejiang, 90-83. In the loss, Plaisance put up 43 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. On Saturday, Dec. 28, Plaisance had a monster performance in which she scored 65 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, shot 57.9% from the field and 53.3% from behind the arc. Unfortunately, Shaanxi fell to Wuhan 95-92.

In the last day of the year, Shaanxi faced Heilongjiang where they were defeated by a margin of six (96-90). The Connecticut Sun center posted another 40 point game with 21 rebounds and an 82.4 shot percentage. In today’s (1/2) contest against Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi was defeated 101-81.

In the Turkey league, Courtney Williams and Morgan Tuck were also in action during the holiday. Christmas day, Cukurova defeated Elazig 85-79 in which Tuck posed 18 points and 11 rebounds. The same day, Courtney and Izmit fell to Bellona Kayseri 82-76.

On Saturday, Dec. 28, Cukurova faced Besiktas. Cukurova fell 104-72 and received six points and seven rebounds from Tuck. Later that afternoon, Izmit picked up an 81-69 victory over Cankaya. Williams scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists.

In the first game of the New Year, Cukurova dropped a close contest to Adana BK, 92-87. In the loss Tuck scored 22 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists.