Daniel Ewing and Neptunas lost Game 4 of the Semifinals 69-53 to Zalgiris to have their championship hopes ended. Daniel had a fairly quiet 25 minutes. Arvydas Siksnius had 11 points.
DeMarcus Nelson and Lyon-Villeurbanne started the playoffs against his former team Monaco, hanging on to a 72-69 win in Game 1 of the Quarterfinals. DeMarcus had 15 points in 30 minutes. Casper Ware had 18 points. In the loss, ex-Mississippi State player Dee Bost had 12 points.
On Tuesday, Kathleen Scheer and Latrobe Demons lost to the Devonport Warriors 77-74. Kathleen had 29 points and 11 rebounds as she played all but one second of the game. In the win, ex-St. Mary's player Lauren Nicholson had 28 points and 14 rebounds.
On Wednesday, DeMarcus Nelson and Lyon-Villeurbanne lost Game 2 of the Quarterfinals to Monaco 71-66. DeMarcus had 9 points in 28 minutes. Livio Jean-Charles had 14 points and Darryl Watkins had 12 points and 13 rebounds. In the win, Dee Bost had 16 points, ex-VCU player Jamal Shuler had 14 points, and ex-DII player Zack Wright had 11 points.
On Friday, Kathleen Scheer and the Hobart Chargers used a big comeback to beat the Nunawading Spectres 81-77. Kathleen had 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists in 37 minutes. Alex Ciabattoni had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. In the loss, ex-Sacramento State player Megan Kritscher had 16 points and 7 rebounds, ex-North Dakota State player Marena Whittle had 15 points, and ex-Akron player Anita Brown had 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Shay Selby and Bodrum lost to Orman 68-53. Shay had 15 points in 37 minutes. In the win, ex-Virginia player Aisha Mohammed had 24 points and 20 rebounds.
DeMarcus Nelson and Lyon-Villeurbanne won Game 3 of the Quarterfinals 74-71 to advance. DeMarcus had 12 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes before fouling out. Darryl Watkins had 20 points and 12 rebounds. In the loss, ex-BYU player Brandon Davies had 17 points and 7 rebounds and ex-Maryland player Nik Caner-Medley had 12 points.
On Sunday in Australia while it was still Saturday night in the United States, Chante Black and the Bendigo Braves lost to the Kilsyth Cobras 76-66. Chante had 12 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes. Ashley Rininger had 17 points and 9 rebounds, Chloe Bibby had 15 points, and Bianca Dufelmeier had 14 points. In the win, ex-Sam Houston State player Angela Beadle had 16 points and 12 rebounds and ex-Fresno State player Chantella Perera had 13 points.
As the season winds down, let's take a look at a player who started her career at Duke before transferring to another school. While such players are not updated here regularly, their seasons are usually summarized. Chelsea Hopkins returned to Maccabi Ramat Hen, again proving to be the best all-around point guard in Israel. The team had a championship aspirations again, but fell short against the team that also plagued them last year. Chelsea's passing and other statistical contributions were noticed as she was given another chance in WNBA training camp, but she did not make the final cut.