CHICAGO — Six Chicago Sky players are currently taking their talent overseas with their teams in the off-season. Below is the list of players, their teams and their country. See all of the Chicago Sky’s matches and stats from all over their outdoor stadium.
Dana Evans – Besiktas JK Istanbul (Turkey)
AzuráStevens – Galatasaray MP Istanbul (Turkey)
Rebekah Gardner – SparCityLiftGirona (Spain)
JulieAllemand- LDLC Lyon ASVELFéminin (France), Belgium national team
EmmaMeesseman-FenerbahçeSporKulübü Istanbul (Turkey), Belgium National Team
Rebecca Gardner and Spar City Lift Girona have won three of their last four matches with two La Liga wins and two Euroleague division matches. In Girona’s 72-62 win over Estudiantes, she scored 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. Against Schio, Gardner scored a team-high 15 points and three steals in 26 minutes in the 65-70 loss. Gardner and Girona have three EuroLeague matches remaining in January against Cangueros, Sopron Basket and Miskolc and two La Liga matches against Guernica and Araski. They are playing Kangoeroes today January 18th.
Messeman and Fenerbahçe snapped their ten-match winning streak that began on December 1, when they lost their match against Mersin, 68-77, in the Turkish League. In a January 4 victory over Pulkovichi, Messman scored a team-high 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of play. Fenerbahçe played three EuroLeague matches against Olympiacos, Bologna and USK Praha and two in the Turkish League against Botas A and Emlak to round out the month. Meesseman currently averages 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in Turkish League play and 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in Euroleague play. Fenerbahçe is 12-3 in the Turkish League and 7-1 in the Euroleague.
Ruthie Hibberd has averaged 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds with AtomerőműKSCSzekszárd so far. Szekszárd lost his last two matches, one against Meesseman’s Fenerbahçe (71-91) and the other against Miskolc (66-71). In those two games, Hibbard led the team in rebounds, notching 10 and seven rebounds, respectively. Szekszárd plays the Euroleague match today, January 18, against Valencia. They are currently 3-5 in the Euroleague and 12-5 in the Hungarian League.
Dana Evans and Besiktas extended their winning streak to five matches to end 2022 and start the new year strong. Evans continues to lead her team in scoring (24.1 ppg), assists (5.7 apg) and minutes (38.6 mpg) this season. Evans was named Most Valuable Player during the second week of January. It ranks second in the Turkish League points per game and sixth in the decisive leagues per game. Next week, Evans and Besiktas face Azura Stevens and Galatasaray on January 15th. Besiktas will play Antalya 7 on February 4.
Stevens and Galatasaray snapped a three-match winning streak to end 2022. Galatasaray defeated Uni Gyor twice this month to advance to the EuroCup round of 16, where they play BMLA. Against Cankaya, Stephens scored 27 points in 27 minutes. Stevens leads her team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and minutes (29.3 mpg) in the Turkish League. Galatasaray has two EuroCup matches against BLMA and Turkish League matches against Evans, Besiktas and Hatay.
Julie Allemand and LDLC LyonAsvelFeminin split their last four matches, losing Ligue 1 matches against Bourges and BLMA and defeating Arka Gdynia twice in that period. Lyon’s next matches in the European Football Championship against San Francisco. George Georgie January 26 and February 1 Averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game so far.
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