November 9, 2022 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) – Chicago Sky News Release
Chicago – Five Chicago Sky players are currently transferring their talents abroad with their off-season teams. Below is the list of players, their teams and their country.
Dana Evans – Besiktas JK Istanbul (Turkey)
Azurá Stevens – Galatasaray MP Istanbul (Turkey)
Rebekah Gardner – Spar CityLift Girona (Spain)
Julie Allemand – LDLC Lyon ASVEL Féminin (France)
Ruthy Hebard – Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd (Hungary)
Rebecca Gardner and Spar City Lift Girona now have a 3-1 Euroleague record after defeating Landis and Sciou. Against Schio, Gardner scored a game-high 14 points and 28 minutes, with four rebounds and two steals. The last time Girona fell to Casademont Zaragoza in a tough match, 60-61. Gardner scored 12 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. Girona continues to play in the Euroleague on November 10 against Cangueros, then on November 12 against Spar Gran Canaria in a La Liga match.
RuthyHebard and Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd continued to play in the Hungarian League and also started playing in the Euroleague last week, setting the overall record 3-1 in those matches. Szekszárd brought down his first Euroleague game against USK Praha, 71-82, as Hebbard scored a double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes. In his second match in the Euroleague, Szizard narrowly defeated Fenerbahce, 103-101. Hebbard scored another double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 44 minutes of play. In a Hungarian league match, Szekszárd now holds a 7-2 record, most recently defeating TFSE-MTK in a 94-71 win. Hebbard averages 12.0 points and 7.4 rebounds at 21.4 minutes.
Dana Evans continues to dominate her playing abroad with Besiktas, leading the team with 15.2 points and 3.6 assists in 37.4 minutes of play. Besiktas, still looking for their first win of the season, lost their last two matches against Cankaya Nefersiti, 66-82, and against Antalya 07 in Basketball, 52-73. Besiktas will continue to play the Turkish league against Hatay and Rez.
Azura Stevens and Galatasaray continue to be unbeaten in the Turkish league with a score of 5-0, most recently defeating Hatay, 78-57, and Rez, 75-70. Galatasaray is now 1-1 in the EuroCup, losing its last match to Gorzow Wlkp, 71-78. Stevens averages 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the Turkish league, while he averages 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in EuroCup play. Galatasaray plays GM Ormanspor on November 13 and ÇBK Mersin YensehirBelediyesi on November 19.
Julie Allmand will play LDLC Lyon AsvelFeminin. Lyon is currently 1-1 in the Ligue 1 and 1-1 in the European Cup.
See all Chicago Sky players’ matches and stats over their time abroad here.
* Courtney Vanderslot will not be traveling abroad (Euroleasing Sopron Basket – Hungary) for the foreseeable future. Emma Misman takes care of an injury from the Basketball World Cup and is not with the team yet (Fenerbahcespor Kolobo – Istanbul). There are no further updates from Chicago Sky at this time.
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