UNCASVILLE, CT (December 22, 2019) – The Connecticut Sun ended the first half of the overseas season in style before heading home for the holidays.
To start the week, Shaanxi dropped a match to Beijing 94-68, Theresa Plaisance did not appear due to illness. In Shaanxi’s second game of the week against Tianjin, Plaisance dropped 51 points and grabbed 31 rebounds in the 100-92 loss. On Saturday, Dec. 21, Shaanxi was defeated by Hebei 77-65. Plaisance scored 26 points, recorded 11 rebounds and had six steals.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 was the last day of EuroLeague play before the holiday break. Jonquel Jones and UMMC grabbed their seventh win in league play after defeating Castors Braine 101-73. Jones put up 19 points and 10 rebounds. UMMC is No. 1 in EuroLeague play with a 7-1 record.
Also, 7-1 in EuroLeague and No. 2 overall, is USK Praha. Alyssa Thomas and Bri Jones helped USK to a 98-48 win over TTT Riga. Thomas had 25 points, 16 rebounds and five assists while Jones had 27 points, 14 rebounds and three assists.
Cukurova and Morgan Tuck faced Nadezhda but fell 74-64. Tuck contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block.
Natisha Hiedeman and Lulea Basket saw some action in the SBL this week. Lulea defeated Uppsala (85-55) en route to its eighth straight victory in SBL play. Heideman had 16 points on the evening.
In the Turkey league, Courtney Williams and Izmit were defeated by Galatasaray 80-76. Williams scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists.
Shaanxi and Plaisance will compete on Tuesday, Dec. 24, Thursday Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 28. Tuck and Cukurova and Williams and Izmit will all play on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Saturday Dec. 28. EuroLeague action will pick back up on Wednesday, Jan. 8.