International Update Mar. 7

Some seasons are slowly wrapping up overseas! Tina Charles and Xinjiang are currently down 1-2 in the WCBA Finals. The next game against Beijing will be March 8th as they hope to bounce back to tie things up. Kiah Stokes wrapped up her rookie season in South Korea where she averaged 10.7 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 2.7 bpg.

Our players in European Leagues had another break and will resume play this week as they are looking to move up in standings and see if they will see playoff action later this Spring.


TINA CHARLES #31- Xinjiang

15-1 ( 1st in Top 6 WCBA)
9-3 (WCBA Stage 3)
Recent Results:
Mar. 3: 66-75 L (7 pts, 11 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl)
Mar. 5: 80-89 L (18 pts, 11 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 38 min)

Beijing was able to bounce back from the opening Finals game against Xinjiang to take the next two and grab a 2-1 lead in the championship series. Tina Charles had seven points and 11 rebounds in a 75-66 loss in game two, before bouncing back with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds with five assists in a close third game, but one in which Beijing still prevailed 89-80. Game four of the series will come on March 8 as Charles and Xinjiang look to even things up.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#31 TINA CHARLES 39 21.5 727 368 50.6 6 33 18.2 176 242 72.7 12.4 2.9 1.4 0.6 23.8

Tanisha Wright – Maccabi Ashdod

16-5 (2nd in Israel-D1)
Recent Results:
Feb. 29: 85-59 W (6 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast, 1 stl, 25 min)

In the last regular season game, third ranked Maccabi Ashdod played eighth ranked Hap. Petah Tikva and won 85-59. Maccabi Ashdod dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Hap. Petah Tikva’s 26. As a team they forced 23 turnovers and dished 31 assists. Tanisha Wright contributed six points, 3three rebounds and eight assists in 25 minutes of action. Maccabi Ashdod has a solid series of three victories in a row, the defending champions moved-up into a tie for second place, which they share with Bnot Hertzeliya, who they will face in the first round of playoffs. Good luck to Tanisha and Maccabi Ashdod as they head into postseason play!

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

Kiah Stokes #41- Samsung Life Blue Minx

19-14 (2nd in WKBL)
Recent Results:
Feb. 29: 69-87 L (11 pts, 8 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 29 min)
Mar. 4: 63-42 W (7 pts, 10 reb, 7 blk, 1 ast, 1 stl, 24 min)

Despite finishing the regular season on a high note, a 63-42 victory over the S-Birds, Kiah Stokes and Bichumi finished just one game out of a playoff spot in the South Korean League, completing play with an 18-17 overall mark, just behind third-place KB Stars (19-16) with the top three teams in the six-team league advancing to the postseason. Stokes continues to pour in impressive numbers until the end, posting 11 points and eight boards in the penultimate game against the Stars, and in her final match she filled out the stat sheet with seven points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. She finished the year averaging 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting .588 from the field in addition to nailing both of her 3-point attempts.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#41 Kiah Stokes 35 25.7 262 154 58.8 2 2 100.0 55 102 53.9 10.1 0.9 1.1 2.7 10.7

Rebecca Allen #9- SEQ

15-9 (4th  in WNBL)
Recent Results:
Mar. 6: 71-91 L (16pts, 6reb, 2ast,37min)

After picking up a 86-82 win over Dandenong in the WNBL semifinals, Rebecca Allen and SEQ advanced to the Preliminary Final against regular season champion Townsville, where they suffered a 91-71 loss to end the season on Sunday. Allen continued her strong play, finishing with 16 points while knocking down a pair of 3-pointers with six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots. After returning from injury she averaged 11.5 points per game and made 25 3-pointers, hitting at a 32.0 percent clip from long-distance.

GM MIN FGA FGM FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
#9 Rebecca Allen 20 18.6 58 154 .380 25 79 .320 28 34 .820 5.6 1.1 1.3 0.7 11.5