Sky Off-Season Updates: Rundown No. 11
March 1, 2023 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release
CHICAGO - Happy March! Fourteen Chicago Sky players are currently taking their talents overseas and domestically in the U.S. with their respective teams this off-season. Below are the listed players, their teams and country.
Dana Evans - Besiktas JK Istanbul (Turkey)
Elizabeth Williams - CBK Mersin (Turkey)
Emma Meesseman - Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü Istanbul (Turkey), Belgium National Team
Rebekah Gardner - Spar CityLift Girona (Spain)
Ruthy Hebard - Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd (Hungary)
Marina Mabrey - Schio (Italy)
Astou Ndor-Fall - Schio (Italy)
Alanna Smith - Gorzow Wlkp. (Poland)
Feynonda Fitzgerald - Antalya 07 (Turkey)
Robyn Parks - Magnolia La Molisana Campobasso (Italy)
Anneli Maley - Bendigo (Australia), Australian National Team
Kristine Anigwe - Passalacqua Ragusa (Italy), Great Britain National Team
Courtney Williams - Athletes Unlimited (Dallas/USA)
Izzy Harrison - Athletes Unlimited (Dallas/USA)
Elizabeth Williams - CBK Mersin has already qualified for the Quarter-Finals in Group B with a 9-4 record. They play Kangoeroes today at 10:00 a.m. CST. Williams averages 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.0 minutes in EuroLeague play. Live game stream can be viewed here.
Rebekah Gardner - Spar Girona is one of three teams battling it out for the last two spots in the Quarter-Finals. They play against Perfumerías Avenida today at 1:00 p.m. CST. Girona currently occupies fifth place in Group B, just outside the coveted top four spots with a 7-6 record. Live game stream can be viewed here. Gardner averages 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.6 minutes. Despite a nail-biting loss against CBK Mersin, 73-75, Gardner was named one of five Top Performers of the week with her 24 point, four rebound and four steal performance.
Ruthy Hebard - Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd has been eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-10 EuroLeague record and they sit at the seventh spot in Group A. Hebard averages 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. They play BC Polkowice today at 1:00 p.m. CST. Live game stream can be viewed here.
Marina Mabrey/Astou Ndor-Fall - Schio solidified its place in the Quarter-Finals with a 9-4 record in the second spot. They've won four out of their last five games. Mabrey leads her team in scoring with 14.1 ppg and Ndour-Fall chipping in 11.2 ppg as the third-highest team scorer. Schio plays Sopron Basket today at 1:00 p.m. CST. Live game stream can be viewed here.
Emma Meesseman -Fenerbahçe holds the top spot in Group A of EuroLeague with a 11-2 record. They eased into the top eight after ten straight wins and a sealing victory against USK Praha on the road. They play their final regular-season game today against Tango Bourges Basket at 1:00 p.m. CST. Live game stream can be viewed here.
Alanna Smith - Gorzow Wlkp. holds the top spot in Group C in EuroCup. They fell to E. Ramla in the Round of 16, 63-85 and 64-85. During EuroCup play, Smith averaged 19.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 30.8 minutes over nine games.
Elizabeth Williams - CBK Mersin currently stands atop the KBSL standings in Turkey with a 16-2 record. Original games set for February against Galatasaray, Cankaya and Besiktas are postponed to March. Mersin won its most recent domestic league game against Kayseri, 70-56, with Williams tallying 12 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes.
Rebekah Gardner - Spar Girona have won three out of their last five games. They dropped their most recent game against Avenida before playing them in EuroLeague. Their next Spanish League game is March 5 against Jairis and then against Ensino on March 11. Gardner averages 14.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 28.6 minutes.
Ruthy Hebard - Atomerőmű dropped its last two Hungarian League games against TFSE-MTK and Sopron. They are currently in the middle of the pack in league standings at 13-7. Their next domestic league game is against PEAC-Pecs on March 8. Hebard averages 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 24.2 minutes.
Marina Mabrey/Astou Ndor-Fall - Schio stands atop the Italian League standings (Serie A1) with a 21-1 record. They dropped their only domestic league game on January 21 against Bologna. They look to continue their five-game winning streak with a matchup against Lucca on March 5. Mabrey leads the team in scoring (19.3 ppg) and minutes played (26.4 mpg), while Ndour-Fall
Emma Meesseman - Fenerbahçe has not lost a domestic league game since January 7 with a loss against CBK Mersin. Original games set for February against Bourges, Nesibe and Kayseri are now postponed to March. They stand behind Williams' CBK Mersin in the second spot in Turkish League play with a 15-3 record. Meesseman averages 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 30.8 minutes with Fenerbahçe.
Dana Evans - Three of Besiktas' games set for February against Rize, Ormanspor and Williams' Mersin team are now postponed to March. Besiktas has won six out of their last eight games, most recently defeating Antalya 07, 76-66. Their next domestic league game is against Rize on March 6 and stand at a 8-10 league record. Evans averages a team-high 23.8 points and 5.8 assists in 38.8 minutes this season.
Alanna Smith - Gorzow Wlkp. stands atop Poland's EBLK league at 17-1. Smith leads the team in scoring (22.6 ppg), rebounds (9.7 rpg) and minutes (29.6 mpg). Gorzow has won their last two games against Pruszkow and Torun with margins of victory stretching 37 points and 51 points, respectively. Their next game is against Sosnowiec on March 4.
Feynonda Fitzgerald - After their loss against Evans and Besiktas, Fitzgerald and Antalya 07 look to move up in league standings against Emlak on March 3. Fitzgerald leads her team in scoring (22.6 ppg) and minutes (37.0 mpg) over 17 games.
Robyn Parks - Tied with Kristine Anigwe's Ragusa team in the Italian-Serie A1 league standings with an 11-10 record, Parks and Campobasso look to edge their way into the top standings on March 5 against Crema. Parks leads her team in scoring (19.5 ppg), rebounds (7.7 rpg) and minutes (32.7 mpg) over 20 games.
Anneli Maley - Bendigo is currently in fifth in Australia's WNBL league play with an 11-9 record. Maley leads her team in scoring (16.4 ppg), rebounds (11.4 rpg) and minutes (34.9 mpg). She has won WNBL Player of the Week twice this season. They are looking to snap their five-game losing streak against Townsville on March 1.
Kristine Anigwe - Anigwe currently leads Ragusa in scoring (17.2 ppg), rebounds (11.6 rpg), field goal percentage (56.7%) and minutes (29.8 mpg). Tied with Parks' Campobasso team in the standings, they look to snap their two-game losing streak against Faenza on March 5.
Courtney Williams - Moving up three spots in the leaderboard to No. 9 with 1,113 total points thus far, Williams had an impressive start to the AU Basketball season. After going 3-0 as a first-time captain in Week 1, Williams will play under Team Harrison for Week Two. This will be the second week in a row where Harrison and Williams will be playing on the same team.
Izzy Harrison - Currently stands at the No. 2 spot on the leaderboard after Week 1 with 1,518 points, just 63 points behind Odyssey Sims at the top spot. She claimed the top spot on the all-time AU Basketball leaderboard after an impressive opening week. Harrison begins Week Two in second place on this season's league standings, has tallied 6,893 career leaderboard points to pass forward Tianna Hawkins. She's been named captain for Week Two, her fifth stint as captain in her AU career, which ties her with Natasha Cloud for the most weeks as a captain in AU history.
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