Thanks Stefanie Dolson from the Washington Mystics for sharing this cool video with us! Check out Brittney Griner, Candice Parker and soon to be a member of the Seattle Storm Brianna Stewart showing off their dunking skills while training with USA basketball! Please enjoy the sound effects and singing by the one and only purple haired all-star Stefanie! Who do you think had the best dunk?
Coming off of another WNBA championship Seimone Augustus made her 2015-2016 Euro League debut last night with Dynamo Kursk. After battling injuries during the summer she had a strong comeback at the end of the season to help lead her team to their third WNBA championship. Having played for Dynamo Kursk for several years now i’m sure she wants to hoist another trophy next year as Euro League champions. Look for her to strengthen an already loaded roster.
Games this week got a rare Tuesday start as Castors Braine built a big lead on their Spanish visitors in Belgium on their way to a 73-60 win. Defending champions USK Praha are still trying to get their healthy full strength roster together as they were unable to win in Orenburg in Russia as Nadezhda held on by a 58-54 margin. The team they beat in the final, UMMC Ekaterinburg, remains the only unbeaten team after they dominated the second half in Poland to win 88-52 over Wisla Krakow, which stays winless. An exciting game in France closed Wednesday Group B action as Bourges needed overtime to overcome their visitors from Abdullah Gul University 63-57, earning their first win of the season and handing the Turkish team their first loss.
All of the Group A games were on Wednesday, starting in Russia, where an overwhelming performance by Nneka Ogwumike powered Dynamo Kursk past their Italian visitors 63-58. It was also close in Slovakia as Good Angels Kosice welcomed Turkey’s Galatasaray and won 54-59. Sopron built an early lead in Hungary, but Spain’s Avenida fought back and nearly completed a comeback before losing 73-67. Fenerbahce made the trip from Turkey to France and trailed heading into the final quarter at Villeneuve before a huge run helped them to a 69-55 win to close out another exciting week of EuroLeague action as teams continue to fight for quarterfinal spots.
After two rounds of play only three teams remain undefeated in the Euro League. UMMC, Familia Schio and AGU Spor. Heavily loaded UMMC from Russia who year after year are loaded with all star talent will take on Wisla who have yet to win a game in the competition. They will be heavily challenged when they face Taurasi, Griner and company on Wednesday. Also looking for their first win of the competition are Bourges and Sopron. Bourges will take on the Turkish representative AGU Spor and Sopron will face Spanish heavyweights Perfumerias Avenida who have been led by Romanian sensation Gabriela Marginean. After winning their first Euro League [Read more…]
Round 2 *Please click on the links to see full box scores and game summary*
Beretta Famila Schio vs Sopron 97-61: Schio Anderson 20pts/4reb/9ast/2stl Walker 17pts/4reb Sopron Krnjc 14pts/6reb/1ast/2stl Simon 11pts/3reb/3stl
UMMC vs. Nadezhda 64-54 : Nadezhda McBride 16p/6reb/1as/4stl Kirillova 16pts/3reb UMMC Gruda 18pts/7reb/3ast/1st Taurasi 12pts/9reb/7ast
Avenida vs. Villeneuve d’Ascq 72-49 Avenida Margineean 24pts/4reb/2ast Gidden 13pts/6reb Villeneuve Mahoney 11pts/6reb/2ast/4stl