March 27, 2015
March 25, 2015
Markisha Coleman (Stanford '07), head coach of girls' varsity basketball at Menlo-Atherton High School, was named the Daily News girls basketball co-coach of the year along with Donovan Blythe of Eastside Prep.
In her first year at Menlo-Atherton, Kish guided the Bears to the Peninsula Athletic League South Division title. The Bears went on to win the PAL Tournament title for the first time since 2008.
Here's a nice story about her championship team: Girls Basketball Wraps Up Phenomenal Season
March 19, 2015
March 12, 2015
Dynamo Kursk won its third and decisive quarter-final playoff game against Bourges Basket, so has advanced to the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
Nneka was, "once again outstanding in all facets of the game." She top-scored with 22 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished up six assists.
Dynamo Kursk will play against UMMC Ekaterinburg in the semi-final on April 10. The top performers for UMMC are Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker. Click here for a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.
Dynamo Kursk and UMMC Ekaterinburg also compete in Russian league PBL. With two regular season games left to play, UMMC currently leads the league with a 16-0 win-loss record; Dynamo K is fourth with a 12-3 record. Dynamo K has lost to UMMC twice in league play.
In other EuroLeague Women quarter-final play, Seb's team Galatasaray lost to Fenerbahce.
March 10, 2015
The #6-seeded Dons upset #2 San Diego in the semifinal round, then fell to #5 BYU in the championship game today (game report).
March 9, 2015
March 4, 2015
Nneka and Chiney reflect on their journey to the WNBA, and document their plans for the future in Sister, Sister
The story is a familiar one to Cardinal fans, but this is the sisters' first-person account directly to The Players' Tribune, a new media platform that will present the voices of professional athletes.
March 2, 2015
The FIBA EuroLeague Women playoffs begin tomorrow, and two Stanford alumnae will be playing: Sebnem Kimyacioglu (2005) and Nneka Ogwumike (2012).
Galatasaray. She has played for them since graduating from Stanford, but not continuously — she took four years off from professional basketball to study for her law degree.
This is Galatasaray's 15th season of competing in EuroLeague Women. They are the reigning champion.
Seb became a legend for Galatasaray last year when she stepped off the bench to hit two big triples that handed her team a first EuroLeague Women title over arch rival Fenerbahce.
Galatasaray and Fenerbache meet again this season in the EuroLeague Women quarter-finals. Read what Seb had to say about the upcoming competition: Kimyacioglu fired up for Fenerbahce
Dynamo Kursk, which is competing in EuroLeague Women for the first time.
Dynamo Kursk will play French team Tango Bourges in the EuroLeague Women quarter-finals.
In his preview of the quarter-finals, women's basketball journalist Paul Nilsen says of Nneka:
Arguably the frontrunner for season MVP as things currently stand, Ogwumike is proving to be a fire that can't be extinguished. She is leading the competition in field goal shooting with a wonderful 57.8% and is over 60% inside the paint. When you throw in her 11.5 boards per game for a season double-double, the scale of the task in terms of shackling her effectively becomes even clearer.
The quarter-finals are best two-of-three series. The first round is on Tuesday March 3, the second on Friday March 6, the third (if necessary) on Wednesday March 11.
All the playoff games will be shown live and archived on You Tube. See the TV Schedule on the EuroLeague Women home page for links to ongoing live games. Subtract 11 from Central European Time (CET) to get Pacific Time — e.g. 19:00 CET is 8:00(am) PT.
Click here for a playlist of live and archived games.
February 19, 2015
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday night, as she led Dynamo Kursk to top spot in EuroLeague Women Group A while claiming Top Performer honours in the process. Dynamo Kursk's Nnemkadi Ogwumike has taken EuroLeague Women Top Performer honours for the fifth time this season. Read more...
In their final game of group play, Dynamo Kursk (which is playing in EuroLeague Women for the first time) defeated Russian powerhouse UMMC Ekaterinburg 74-73 and took over the top spot in their group. Nneka had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Click here for the game report. The playoffs begin on March 3.
Among the almost 200 players in EuroLeague Women, Nneka ranks #1 in scoring (20.5 ppg), field goal percentage (57.8%), rebounding (11.5 rpg) and double-doubles (10).