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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Former UConn star Maya Moore eyeing another title

Former UConn star Maya Moore had 37 points and 19 rebounds to lead her Shanxi team to an 82-60 win over defending WCBA champion Beijing in the winner take all third game in the semifinals to clinch a spot in the finals.

Beijing won the first game in the best of three series despite 40 points and 10 3-pointers from Moore. Shanxi evened the series with a more balanced offensive attack as Moore's 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists was aided by having three teammates scoring in double figures. In the winner take all game earlier today. Beijing's chances for repeating took a major hit when San Antonio Silver Stars forward Sophia Young was unable to play in the game for Beijing. Shanxi will face Zhejiang in the championship series which starts on Tuesday.

I also checked up on how a couple of Moore's former UConn teammates are doing overseas.

Meghan Gardler is having a huge season with Amicale Steinsel in Luxemborg's Diekirch's League and she is leading the team in scoring (26.2 points per game), rebounding (11.5) and steals (4.0). She is the league leader in both scoring and steals.

Kaili McLaren is a double-digit scorer for Ramat Hasharon in Israel as she is averaging 11.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game on a team featuring WNBA guards Alexis Gray-Lawson and former WNBA draft picks LaSondra Barrett and Alysha Clark.

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