Opals star Bishop wins Aussie battle in LFB

Opals star Bishop wins Aussie battle in LFB

It was an Australian Opals affair in the LFB French Women’s Basketball League, with Cayla Francis, Marianna Tolo and their Aix-en-Province edged out by Abby Bishop’s third-ranked Perpignan 72-70 over the weekend.

Bishop, who is the top 10 in points and steals, had 13 points on 3-of-8 shooting and pulled down 9 boards, a team high. Tolo tied a game-high with 20 points as she converted on 8-of-10 shots from the floor and played a game high 37 minutes for her squad in the loss. Francis played efficiently as well, scoring 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting and converting on 6-of-6 free throw attempts. She also secured a game-high 10 rebounds.

Erin Phillips returned to the court in Poland recently, signing a short-term contract with Euroleague club Wisla Can-Pak.

Returning to the club where she spent the past two European seasons, Phillips had an immediate impact, scoring 7 points in 14 minutes in the team’s 77-57 Polish League win over Energa Torun.

Guard Natalie Hurst’s Hungarian team Hat-Argo Uni Gyor are set for a busy period in the coming weeks as they manage the Second Stage of the Hungary A-Division as well as their Euroleague playoff commitments.

Hurst has been a key piece of team’s success this season, averaging 13.7 points and 3.9 assists in domestic games and 12 points and 4.6 assists in Euroleague competition.