Aussies Abroad: Snell shines in Euroleague

Aussies Abroad: Snell shines in Euroleague

Jayco Australian Opals star Belinda Snell continued her amazing start to the Women’s Euroleague season, posting a team-high 16 points, guiding CCC Polkowice to a 62-53 win over Croatian club WBC Novi Zagreb on Thursday.

It was the Polish club’s first win of the continental campaign and moves them to fourth in the Group C standings.

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The winning form of Maccabi Tel-Aviv came to a halt in Euroleague action, with the Israeli powerhouse going down 70-65 to Spanish club Laboral Kutxa in game six of the preliminary rounds.

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles had a quiet night offensively, but dragged in 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 37 minutes on court.

This Euroleague defeat came on the back of a 78-66 Israeli league loss to Hapoel Tel-Aviv on Tuesday, with Ingles posting 6 points and 4 rebounds in 29 minutes.

Catch Boomers centre Aleks Maric in Euroleague action on Eurosport at 11:15am AEDT Saturday as his Lokomotiv Kuban take on Red Star Belgrade.

Butler University continued their winning start to the college season, holding off a determined Vanderbilt 85-77 on Wednesday, with Australian Jackson Aldridge tipping in 7 points in 20 minutes off the bench.

Venky Jois had 14 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes as the Eastern Washington Eagles made light work of Walla Walla University, recording a convincing 82-44 victory to improve their standing to 2-1.

The Ball State Cardinals claimed a high-scoring victory over Southeast Missouri State 87-83, with Australian Majok Majok posting a double-double off the bench, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 22 minutes.

Another scoring clinic from Anthony Drmic has guided the Boise State Broncos to their third-straight victory to start the college season, defeating Seattle University 86-68 on Wednesday. The Junior had a game-high 25 points (7 rebounds and 4 steals), shooting 14-of-18 from the free throw line.

See Australian trio Anthony Drmic, Igor Hadziomerovic and Nick Duncan in action on Sunday morning on as Boise State face New Orleans at 4:00am (AEDT) on Sunday.

Australian Boomer Cameron Bairstow continued his amazing start to the college season, dropping 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in New Mexico’s 97-94 double overtime win against the UAB Blazers in the quarter finals of the Charleston Classic.

Bairstow is establishing himself as one of the most dominant big men in college basketball, averaging 25.5 points (per game), 8 rebounds and 2.5 assists through the first three games of the season.

Fellow Lobos Australian, Hugh Greenwood was also instrumental in the win, grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists to keep their unbeaten start to the season alive.

CLICK HERE to watch the highlights of New Mexico’s double overtime victory.

Catch Bairstow and Greenwood in action this weekend at the Charleston Classic on ESPN, EPSN2 and (check your local guides for tip-off times).