After a month with Ros Casares Valencia, Lauren Jackson is starting to look like the three-time MVP. Jackson started at small forward during Saturday’s blowout win over Obenasa Lacturale and scored 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Jackson made all four of her three-point attempts and added five rebounds in 25 minutes. The rest of the Ros Casares frontcourt was dominant. Isabelle Yacoubou had 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, Ann Wauters scored 20 points and Sancho Lyttle contributed 14 points and seven rebounds. Jana Vesela handed out five assists and grabbed four rebounds.
Svetlana Abrosimova is still sidelined by an Achilles issue, but UMMC Ekaterinburg had no trouble with Nadezhda on Saturday, winning 85-58 at home. Maria Stepanova controlled the paint with 18 points and nine boards, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota scored 16 and Candace Parker chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds. Ekaterinburg did a phenomenal job of defending Nadezhda’s Katie Douglas, who finished with five points on 1-of-5 shooting.
Down under, Sydney went on the road to knock off the struggling Canberra Capitals 76-70 on Saturday. Belinda Snell had 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds for the Flames, who also got 24 points from Amy Denson and 20 from reserve Lauren King. Marianna Tolo scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Canberra, which rallied in vain from a 12-point halftime deficit.
Wisla Can-Pack Krakow earned a lopsided win over Lodz over the weekend, turning a 36-12 lead after one quarter into a 95-58 final. Ewelina Kobryn scored 19 points in 19 minutes before calling it a night. She also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists. Ana Dabovic led Wisla with 23 points and Milka Bjelica scored 18.
Allie Quigley scored 15 points as Pecs 2010 topped Vasas-Basket 59-43. Quigley grabbed eight rebounds and knocked down both of her attempts from long distance in the win.
In the Czech Republic, Frisco Brno dominated Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary 97-53. Teresa Peckova scored 30 points for Brno and Jasmine Thomas had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ashley Robinson had seven points, five rebounds and four assists.