International Update Mar. 21

Only three regular season games left for the three Liberty players competing in Turkey. This is what it boils down to before postseason play begins, who can get a winning streak going for their team. Shavonte Zellous has continued to make a difference for Adana Aski Mersin in Turkey, where she is averaging 21.0 ppg and 3.8 rpg. Tanisha Wright and Maccabi Ashdod are underway with their postseason in Israel where she has averaged 10.4 ppg.


Shavonte Zellous #8 – Adana Aski Mersin

6-17 (13th in KBSL)
Recent Results
Mar. 16: 84-74 W (36 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 40 min)
Mar. 20: 66-76 L (17 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 34 min)

Higher ranked Abdullah Gul was upset on the court to thirteenth ranked Adana Aski 84-74, also seeing their two-game winning streak come to an end. Adana Aski made 19-24 free throws going 79.2% from the line. The team also completely outrebounded Abdullah Gul 38-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. Shavonte Zellous had her best offensive game of the season, scoring 36 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes of play to help her team capture the victory. Adana Aski maintains thirteenth place with a 6-17 record having lost to second-place Fenerbahce over the weekend. Zellous scored 17 points in the game but it was not enough to help the team advance. For the week she averaged 26.5 points and 3.0 assists per game. Adana Aski has three regular season games remaining.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#8 SHAVONTE ZELLOUS 10 35.8 100 46 46.0 23 71 32.4 49 56 87.5 3.8 2.3 1.1 0.2 21.0

ESSENCE CARSON #32 – Canik BLD

10-13 (T-6th in KBSL)
Recent Results
Mar. 16: 59-71 L (15 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 39 min)
Mar. 20: 70-73 L (18 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 36 min)

Seventh ranked Canik BLD fell to 10th ranked Gelistirenler 71-59 last week. Four of the Gelistirenler players scored in double figures. On the other end, Essence Carson narrowly missed out on a double-double, scoring 15 points while grabbing 9 boards to help her team but it was not enough. Gelistirenler moved up to ninth place, which they share with Besiktas. In the next game Canik BLD fell to fourth-ranked Galatasaray in a very tight contest 70-73, to remain in seventh place in the KBSL with only three games left. Carson turned in another impressive stat line, scoring 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#32 ESSENCE CARSON 23 30.1 257 110 42.8 16 65 24.6 52 60 86.7 3.8 1.5 0.6 0.5 13.9

Avery Warley-Talbert #23- Botas

9-13(9th in KBSL)
Recent Results:
Mar. 20: 69-70 L (10 pts, 8reb, 2ast,  39 min)

In an incredibly close game between eighth ranked Besiktas and ninth ranked Botas, Avery Warley-Talbert’s squad was not able to capture the big win to swap spots in the standings. Warley-Talbert cashed in 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 39 minutes of play. In the next game they will face Orduspor, who they beat earlier this season, hoping to gain some momentum during the push for postseason play. Botas has three games remaining to make a move up in the KBSL rankings.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#23 Avery Warley-Talbert 22 31.2 223 118 52.9 0 1 .000 57 85 67.1 10.5 1.0 0.7 0.9 13.3

Tanisha Wright – Maccabi Ashdod

15-5 (2nd in Israel-D1)
Recent Results:

For Tanisha Wright and Maccabi Ashdod postseason play gets underway on March 21. She has provided a huge boost to the team since joining the squad, averaging 10.4 points, 5.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#12 Tanisha Wright 10 28.0 90 40 44.4 2 6 33.3 18 23 78.3 5.0 5.4 2.3 0.0 10.4