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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Tina Charles has dominant EuroLeague season

The EuroLeague regular season came to an end yesterday and former UConn star Tina Charles finished as the EuroLeague leader in nine different categories including scoring (24.1), rebounding (12.1) and double-doubles (7) for Wisla Can-Pack.

Charles was also the leader in defensive rebounds (9.3), 2-point field goals attempted as well as total field goals attempted (19.0), field goals made (10.0), 2-point field goals made (10.0) and minutes (36.8).

The playoffs kick off  with best of three series starting on Feb. 19. Charles and Wisla Can-Pack will play Bourges Basket in the round of 16. Among the players on the Bourges Basket team is former Cheshire Academy star Johannah Leedham, who averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 steals in the two games she played in late in the regular season.

Renee Montgomery, Charles' former UConn teammate and current teammate with the Connecticut Sun, is the second-leading scorer for the Nadezhda squad which plays CCC Polkowice in the first-round series. Montgomery averaged 14.2 points per game during the regular season.

UMMC Ekaterinburg, which features former Huskies Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, received a bye into the quarterfinals.

Also, former UConn stars Swin Cash and Maya Moore will be taking part in the Shooting Stars competition at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 16 in Houston. Cash will be on the East squad along with Chris Bosh, Tamika Catchings, Brook Lopez, Muggsy Bogues and Dominique Wilkins while Moore will team with Sam Cassell, James Harden, Robert Horry,  Tina Thompson and Russell Westbrook on the West squad.

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