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CHELSEA GRAY

2019 International Team: Cukurova (Turkey)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Botaş SK (Turkey)

RECENT NEWS

Turkey League

January 5 vs. Fenerbahce – Chelsea Gray makes her Turkish league debut scoring 11 off the bench. READ MORE

January 12 vs. OGM Orman – Gray comes off the bench to score 11. READ MORE

January 26 vs. Adana Basket – Chelsea is inserted into the starting lineup scoring 11 and dishing out 8 assists. READ MORE

EuroCup

January 24 vs. Besiktas – Chelsea Gray starts and makes her Eurocup debut with a win. READ MORE


JANTEL LAVENDER

2019 International Team: Familia Schio (Italy)

2018 International Highlights: Turkish Cup Winner and MVP

RECENT NEWS

Italian League

October 21 vs. Ragusa – Jantel Lavender makes her Familia Schio debut and drops 15 alongside former Sparks teammate, Sandrine Gruda. READ MORE

October 28 vs. Torino – Lavender leads all scorers with 22 in a one-sided win. READ MORE

November 4 vs. Venezia – Lavender leads all scorers once again with 18 but in a loss against Venezia. READ MORE

November 10 vs.  Napoli – Lavender and Familia Schio bounce back with a close-win. READ MORE

December 2 vs. San Martino – Jantel scores 18 but loses a close one. READ MORE

December 9 vs. Empoli – Lavender drops 13 in an absolute rout. READ MORE

December 16 vs. Broni – Jantel has herself a double-double in one of her strongest performances so far. READ MORE

December 22 vs Sesto SG – Lavender follows up her strong performance with an even better double-double. READ MORE

January 6 vs. Battipaglia – New year, same Jantel scoring in the double-digits. READ MORE

January 13 vs. Vigarano – Jantel and her squad continue their winning ways. READ MORE

January 20 vs. Ragusa – Jantel Lavender suffers a tough loss to a solid Ragusa team. READ MORE

Euroleague

October 24 vs. Castors Braine – In her first 2018 Euroleague game, Jantel Lavender falls short to Spark’s teammate Karlie Samuelson and Castors Braine. READ MORE

November 1 vs. USK Praha – Lavender leads her team in scoring but falls short yet again. READ MORE

November 7 vs. Villeneuve D’Ascq – Lavender scores 14 but her team can’t get in the win column. READ MORE

November 29 vs. Bourges – Lavender posts a double-double but suffers another loss. READ MORE

December 5 vs. CCC Polkowice – Lavender leads the way in scoring but Familia Schio can’t get a win. READ MORE

December 13 vs. UMMC – Lavender grabs a Euroleague personal-high, 16 boards, but add another to the loss column. READ MORE

December 19 vs. Nadezhda O. – It was a possible rest day for Jantel. READ MORE

January 10 vs. Castors Braine – Jantel and squad get their first win in Euroleague play. READ MORE

January 16 vs. USK Praha – Jantel and Familia Schio make it two-in-a-row against a tought USK Praha squad. READ MORE

January 24 vs. Villeneuve – Lavender has a monster game with 26 points and 12 boards but it’s in a losing effort. READ MORE


Nneka Ogwumike

2019 International Team: Guangdong (China)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Dynamo Kursk (Russia)

RECENT NEWS

January 8 vs. Beijing – In her season debut and return to Guangdong, Nneka Ogwumike faced off with WNBA counterpart, Tina Charles. READ MORE

January 11 vs. Tianjin – Nneka makes the start and contributes 8 points and 6 boards in another win for Guangdong. READ MORE

January 14 vs. Hebei – Ogwumike has a big game with 17 points as her squad continue their winning ways. READ MORE

January 16 vs. Henan – Nneka has a season-high 26 points staying atop league standings. READ MORE


KARLIE SAMUELSSON

2019 International Team: Royal Castors Braine (Belgium)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Pallacanestro Vigarano (Italy)

RECENT NEWS

Belgian League

October 13 vs. Jeugd Gentson – Karlie Samuelsson leads all scorers in her debut with Castors Braine. READ MORE

October 17 vs. Spirou – Samuelsson drops 21 in a lopsided win over Spirou. READ MORE

October 21 vs. Sint Katelijne – Samuelson scores 12 but loses a close one. READ MORE

October 27 vs. Lummen – Samuelson returns to her winning ways and drops a season-high 24 points. READ MORE

November 11 vs. Deerlijk – Samuelson contributes 14 points in a convincing win over Deerlijk. READ MORE

November 24 vs. Belfus Namur – Karlie Samuelson scores 16 as her team, Castors Braine, stays atop league standings. READ MORE

December 1 vs. Kangoeroes – Samuelson continues her scoring ways in another win. READ MORE

December 8 vs. Rebond – Samuelson led all scorers with 26 in an absolute rout. READ MORE

December 15 vs. Liege – Looks like it was an off-day for Karlie but another win for her squad. READ MORE

Euroleague

October 24 vs. Familia Schio – Karlie Samuelson leads all scores with 18 in her 2018 Euroleague debut. READ MORE

October 31 vs. Villeneuve – Samuelson struggled from the field posting only 3 points in a close loss. READ MORE

November 7 vs. CCC Polowice – Karlie scores only 5 points but takes the win. READ MORE

November 28 vs. Nadezhda O. – Samuelson is one of five players who scored in double-digits in a losing effort. READ MORE

December 5 vs. USK Praha – Samuelson only scores nine in the loss. READ MORE

December 12 vs. Bourges – Karlie scores 15 all from beyond the arc but the losing continues for her squad. READ MORE


ODYSSEY SIMS

2019 International Team: Kayseri (Turkey)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Adana ASKİ SK (Turkey)

RECENT NEWS

Turkish League

January 5 vs. Hatay – Odyssey Sims makes her debut with Hatay facing off with a familiar face, Riquna Williams. READ MORE

January 12 vs. Cukurova – Odyssey drops 14 but it’s in a lopsided loss to Cukurova. READ MORE

January 19 vs. Mersin BSB – Sims scores a season-high 26 points but suffers another loss. READ MORE

January 26 vs. OGM Orman – Odyssey Sims sets another season-high with 30 points this in a big win for Kayseri. READ MORE


MARIA VADEEVA

2019 International Team: UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Dynamo Kursk (Russia) and Russian Cup Winner

RECENT NEWS

Russian League

October 3 vs. Spartak Noginsk – Maria Vadeeva begins another season with UMMC Ekaterinburg. READ MORE

October 13 vs. Dynamo Moscow – Vadeeva comes off the bench and drops 13 for the win. READ MORE

October 20 vs. Dynamo NR – Vadeeva returns to the starting lineup but only scores 5. READ MORE

October 28 vs. Inventa – Vadeeva scores 6 off the bench in another win. READ MORE

November 4 vs. Spartak Vidnoye – Vadeeva is back in the starting lineup and posts a double-double. READ MORE

November 25 vs. MBA – Another double-double from Vadeeva making it six wins-in-a-row. READ MORE

December 2 vs. Enisey – Vadeeva off the bench drops 17 in a lopsided win. READ MORE

December 8 vs. Nadezdha O. – Looked like an off day for Vadeeva but another win for her squad. READ MORE

December 16 vs. Dynamo Kursk – Maria scores 11 in 20 minutes in a big win over a tough Dynamo Kurskl team. READ MORE

January 7 vs. Spartak N. – Vadeeva drops 18 points in 18 minutes in an absolute rout. READ MORE

January 13 vs. Dynamo Moscow – Maria plays only 13 minutes but scores 18. READ MORE

January 20 vs. Dynamo NR – Vadeeva scores 20 off the bench and her squad continues their domination. READ MORE

Euroleague

October 24 vs. Villeneuve D’Ascq – Euroleague play begins and Vadeeva 10 points in the win. READ MORE

November 1 vs. CCC Polkowice – Vadeeva scores 8 off the bench, continuing the winning ways for UMMC Ekaterinburg. READ MORE

November 7 vs. Nadezhda Orenbug – Vadeeva scores 13 to make it three-in-a-row in Euroleague. READ MORE

November 28 vs. USK Praha – Vadeeva inserted into the starting lineup led all scorers with 18 points. READ MORE

December 6 vs. Bourges – Looked like an off-day for Vadeeva scoring only 2 points. READ MORE

December 13 vs. Familia Schio – Another quiet performance for Vadeeva playing only 20 minutes and scoring 6 points. READ MORE

December 19 vs. Castors Braine – Vadeeva’s return to the starting lineup pays off and she scores a season-high 32 points. READ MORE

January 10 vs. Villeneuve – Vadeeva returns to the bench and scores only 5 in UMMC Ekaterinburg’s first Euroleague loss of the season. READ MORE

January 16 vs. CCC Polowice – Maria scores 11 off the bench in a big Euroleague win. READ MORE

January 23 vs. Nadezhda Orenburg – Maria Vadeeva is inserted into the starting lineup and has a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards. READ MORE


SYDNEY WIESE

2019 International Team: Ramat Hasharon (Israel)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Townsville Fire (Australia) and WNBL Champion

RECENT NEWS

October 22 vs. H.R. Le-Zion – Sydney Wiese makes her debut with Ramat Hasharon. READ MORE

October 29 vs. Elitzur Ramla – Wiese makes another start but in losing effort. READ MORE

November 1 vs. Elitzur Holon – Wiese scores in double digits for the first time but fall short again. READ MORE

November 5 vs. Maccabi R. Hen – Wiese continues her scoring ways but it’s four losses in a row for Ramat Hasharon. READ MORE

November 26 vs. Bnot Hertzeliya – Wiese posts a season-high in points but in another losing effort. READ MORE

December 3 vs. Maccabi Raanana – Sydney drops 17 in a close win. READ MORE

December 10 vs. Hap. Petah Tikvah – Sydney Wiese makes the start scoring 9 in another win for Ramat Hasharon. READ MORE

December 13 vs. Maccabi Ashdod – Wiese leads her team in scoring but loses a close one. READ MORE

December 14 vs. B. Yehuda – Wiese scores in the double-digits in a victory against winless B. Yehuda. READ MORE

December 24 vs. Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion – Sydney makes another start scoring 8 points but this time in a losing effort. READ MORE

December 31 vs. Ramla – Wiese scores 12 as a starter but in a tough loss to Ramla. READ MORE

January 7 vs. Holon – Sydney only scores 5 in another loss for Ramat Hasharon. READ MORE

January 14 vs. Ramat Hen – Sydney Wiese struggles only scoring 3 but her teams’ woes continue with another loss. READ MORE

January 21 vs. Bnot Hertzeliya – Wiese scores 5 but the losses continue. READ MORE

January 24 vs. Raanana – Sydney drops 10 but Ramat Hasharon can’t get in the win column. READ MORE


RIQUNA WILLIAMS

2019 International Team: Hatay (Turkey)

2018 International Highlights: Played with Reyer Venezia (Italy)

RECENT NEWS

Turkey League

January 5 vs. Kayseri – In her debut with Hatay, Riquna Williams scores 13. READ MORE

January 13 vs. Mersin BSB – Williams as a started scores 9 in a losing effort. READ MORE

January 20 vs. Botas – Riquna scores 20 in a close win. READ MORE

January 26 vs. Canik Belediye – Riquana only scores 9 in an absolute rout of Canik Belediye. READ MORE

Euroleague

January 9 vs. Avenida – In her Euroleague debut, Riquna Williams led her team in scoring with 25 points. READ MORE

January 17 vs. TTT Riga – Riquna leads her team with 15 but in a lopsided loss. READ MORE

January 24 vs. Flammes – Riquna Williams stays on fire scoring 20 in the win. READ MORE