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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another double-double for Tina Charles

Former UConn star Tina Charles had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wisla Can-Pack to a 74-66 win over Rivas Ecopolis in Euroleague Group B action on Wednesday.

It was Charles' seven 20-point game in nine Euroleague contests and Euroleague-leading seventh double-double. Charles, the reigning WNBA MVP, leads all Euroleague players in scoring (25.3 points), rebounding (12.4), defensive rebounds (9.4), minutes (37.0), field goals made (10.4), field goals attempts (19.6) and double doubles.

In another game on Wednesday, former UConn star Diana Taurasi's 20 points wasn't enough to prevent her UMMC Ekaterinburg from dropping its first Euroleague game of the season.

While Taurasi, Maria Stepanova and former Connecticut Sun forward Sandrine Gruda combined for 47 points, the rest of the Ekaterinburg team was a combined 2 for 26 from the field (including UConn grad Sue Bird's 2 for 12 effort) in a 65-57 loss to Perfumerias Avenida.

There was some ugly news coming out of game one of the WCBA championship series and it has nothing to do with former UConn star Maya Moore erupting for 53 points to lead her Shanxti team to a road win but a horrible scene of the game's referees being attacked by unruly fans from Zhejiang.

Accoriding to Dan Olson of the Girls Basketball Report, UConn Class of 2014 recruiting target Kathryn Westbeld's final seven schools are UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, Notre Dame, Southern California, Ohio State and UConn.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma headed out to Kettering, Ohio to see the Fairmont High forward play in a game last week.

Jessie Hicks, who played 27 games for the Connecticut Sun, is part of the 2013 ACC Legends class.

Hicks was a four-year letterwinner at Maryland in the early 1990s. She ranks in the top 10 in scoring in Maryland women’s basketball history with 1,601 points, is in the top five with 137 blocks and is third all-time in field goal percentage (.588).

However, former UConn assistant coach Tonya Cardoza will have to wait at least another year to be inducted into the ACC Legends as Virginia's honoree will be Daphne Hawkins, who scored more than 1,600 points for the Cavaliers from 1984-88.


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