Sky Overseas Updates: Rundown No. 8

January 18, 2023 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release

CHICAGO -Six Chicago Sky players are currently taking their talents overseas with their respective teams this off-season. Below are the listed players, their teams and country. View all games and stats of Chicago Sky players throughout their overseas playhere.

Dana Evans - Besiktas JK Istanbul (Turkey)

AzuráStevens - Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (Turkey)

Rebekah Gardner - SparCityLiftGirona (Spain)

JulieAllemand- LDLC Lyon ASVELFéminin(France), Belgium National Team


EmmaMeesseman-FenerbahçeSporKulübüIstanbul (Turkey), Belgium National Team

Rebekah Gardner and Spar CityLift Girona have won three out of their last four games with two wins in Spanish League and splitting the two EuroLeague games. In Girona's 72-62 win against Estudiantes, she tallied 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. Against Schio, Gardner recorded a team-high 15 points and three steals in 26 minutes in the 65-70 loss. Gardner and Girona has three EuroLeague games left in January against Kangoeroes, Sopron Basket and Miskolc and two Spanish League games against Gernika and Araski. They play Kangoeroes today, January 18.

Meessemanand Fenerbahçe snapped their ten-game winning streak that began on December 1, when they dropped their game against Mersin, 68-77, in Turkish League. In its January 4 win against Polkowice, Meesseman recorded a team-high 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of play. Fenerbahçe has three EuroLeague games against Olympiacos, Bologna and USK Praha and a couple Turkish League games against Botas A. and Emlak to round out the month. Meesseman is currently averaging 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in Turkish League play and 16.7 points and 7.0 reounds in EuroLeague play. Fenerbahçe is 12-3 in Turkish League and 7-1 in EuroLeague.

Ruthy Hebard is averaging 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds with AtomerőműKSCSzekszárd thus far. Szekszárd has dropped its last two games, one against Meesseman's Fenerbahçe team (71-91) and one against Miskolc (66-71). In those two games, Hebard led the team in rebounds, tallying 10 and seven rebounds, respectively. Szekszárd plays in a EuroLeague game today, January 18, against Valencia. They are currently 3-5 in EuroLeague and 12-5 in Hungarian League.

Dana Evans and Besiktas have extended their winning streak to five games to end 2022 and start the new year off strong. Evans continues to lead her team in scoring (24.1 ppg), assists (5.7 apg) and minutes (38.6 mpg) this season. Evans received the Player of the Week award during the second week of January. She is second in Turkish League points per game and sixth in league assists per game. Next week, Evans and Besiktas faces off against Azurá Stevens and Galatasaray on January 15. Besiktas plays Antalya 07 on February 4.

Stevens andGalatasaray went on a three-game winning streak to end 2022. Galatasaray defeated Uni Gyor twice this month to advance in EuroCup Round of 16, playing BMLA. Against Çankaya, Stevens tallied 27 points in 27 minutes. Stevens leads her team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and minutes (29.3 mpg) in Turkish League. Galatasaray has two EuroCup games against BLMA and Turkish League games against Evans and Besiktas and Hatay.

Julie Allemand and LDLC LyonAsvelFeminin split their last four games, dropping French League games against Bourges and BLMA and defeating Arka Gdynia twice in that span. Lyon's next EuroCup games are against Sf. Gheorghe on January 26 and February 1. Allemand averages 11.0 points, 7.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game thus far.

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