The Turkish TBBL was the last of the major European leagues to get underway and Pankup TED Kayseri Koleji had a bye in week one, so this past weekend was Camille Little’s first meaningful game for her new squad. It matched Little against college (and, at one point, WNBA) teammate Ivory Latta and Ceyhan. Latta poured in a game-high 31 points, but Kayseri Koleji pulled out an 82-80 victory in no small part thanks to 19 points and 10 rebounds from Little, the team’s leading scorer.
In Russia, Spartak got back in the winning column with a 96-67 victory over Kursk Dynamo. Lauren Jackson had 10 points and six boards for Spartak, while Sue Bird scored eight. Diana Taurasi was Spartak’s leading scorer with 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Cadi La Seu saw its two-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of Estudiantes in a 71-65 defeat. In a losing effort, Kelly Santos had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and nine boards.
Another game, another win for Tarbes Bigorre Elite, which improved to 7-0 in French LFB play with an 80-48 takedown of Reze Basket. With the game well in hand, Tanisha Wright did not need to put up big numbers. She finished with 10 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Swin Cash looks to be getting in the swing of things for ZVVZ USK Praha after seeing her minutes limited early in the season. Cash played nearly 35 minutes on Saturday in USK Praha’s 91-46 win over Strakonice. She responded with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting and 14 rebounds in a strong outing.
As Athinaikos improved to 2-0, Katie Gearlds had far and away her best effort of the young international campaign. Gearlds scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including four three-pointers. She added seven rebounds in Athinaikos’ 76-70 win over Asperides Ravenna.