Shavonte Zellous and Avery Warley-Talbert will match up this week to see if Botas can secure a spot in the Turkish League playoffs! Tanisha Wright and Maccabi Ashdod have punched their ticket to the Championship series which will tips off today in Israel against Maccabi R.Hen. Tanisha is currently leading her team in assists with 6.1 per game.
Shavonte Zellous #8 – Adana Aski Mersin
8-17 (12th in KBSL)
Mar. 30: 67-47 W(10 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 32 min)
Thirteenth ranked Adana ASKI was able to beat third ranked Mersin on Wednesday night. The host Mersin was crushed by Adana ASKI 67-47. It was a great team effort when they forced 20 Mersin turnovers along with handing out 22 assists. Shavonte Zellous chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to get things rolling for her team. Five of the Adana ASKI players scored in double figures. In the last game of the regular season, Adana ASKI will meet meet higher ranked Botas, where Zellous will face one of her new Liberty teammates in Avery Warley-Talbert.
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Avery Warley-Talbert #23- Botas
10-14 (8th in KBSL)
Mar. 30: 67-76 L (12 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 32 min)
In the quest to secure a playoff berth in the Turkish League, Avery Warley-Talbert and Botas suffered a disappointing loss to Yakin Dogu, 76-67, last week. Warley-Talbert was able to chip in with 12 points and 7 rebounds but it was not enough to help lead her team to a much-needed win; she is now averaging 13.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, ranking third in the league on the glass. Botas still kept the eighth position with 14 games lost, however the season finale is likely a must-win to finish in the top eight in the league. Warley-Talbert and Botas will close things out against new Liberty teammate Shavonte Zellous and Adana ASKI on April 6.
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Tanisha Wright – Maccabi Ashdod
16-5 (Advanced to Israeli League Championship Series)
Mar. 24: 80-50 W (11 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 26 min)
Maccabi Ashdod cruised past Bnot Herzeliya and sealed its D1 championship series berth. Maccabi Ashdod dominated down low during the game three victory, scoring 46 points in the paint compared to Bnot Hertzeliya’s 24 and made 22-25 from the foul line (88.0%) during the game. They outrebounded Bnot Hertzeliya 45-25 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive boards. Maccabi Ashdod looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Tanisha Wright dropped 11 points and dished out five of those assists to help her team advance to the championship round. She is averaging 10.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. The championship series against Maccabi Ramat Hen begins today.
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