After getting off to a slow 0-2 start because of the player strike in Israel, Elizur Ramla is back in top of the league at 9-2 thanks to the combination of Monday’s 108-77 victory over Hapoel and a loss by Ramat Hasharon. Tanisha Wright scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and handed out nine assists in the win. Shay Doron scored 20 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored 19 for Ramla. Kaili McLaren paced Hapoel with 20 points and 12 boards.
Sue Bird had her best game yet for UMMC Ekaterinburg in a lopsided 98-51 win over Energia, handing out nine assists in 27 minutes. Bird also scored four points. Many of Bird’s assists went to Sandrine Gruda, who scored 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting. Candace Parker (24 points, 13 rebounds) and Deanna Nolan (17 points, 11 boards) both had big double-doubles.
Ros Casares Valencia started both Lauren Jackson and Jana Vesela in Sunday’s 90-52 blowout of Girona FC, but matched up with a smaller lineup much of the game, meaning Jackson and Vesela played a combined 23 minutes, scoring nine points. Maya Moore came off the bench for 20 points and fellow reserve Isabelle Yacoubou scored 14 as Ros Casares showcased its unparalleled depth.
In a matchup with seeding implications, Sydney hosted Bulleen on Friday night and suffered an 80-71 home defeat. With just two Flames players scoring double figures, Belinda Snell forced things a bit. She scored 21 points but needed 21 shot attempts and turned the ball over seven times. Amy Denson came up big for Syndey, scoring 28 points and grabbing seven boards, but the Boomers had more balance with Liz Cambage’s 23 points and 10 rebounds leading five double-figure scorers.
Wisla Can-Pack Krakow had a tough time with Energa Torun on Saturday, pulling out a 79-73 win. Energa was able to hold Ewelina Kobryn to 5-of-15 shooting, though she still finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. Anke De Mondt scored 23 points for Wisla and Nicole Powell contributed 18.
Allie Quigley scored 19 points in 27 minutes as Pecs 2010 made quick work of DKSK in a 90-43 win. Pecs led 22-7 after the first quarter and held a 23-4 advantage in the third quarter. Quigley shot 7-of-12 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists.