Possibly inspired by his former college Wisconsin reaching the NCAA Championship Final, Kirk Penney helped Sevilla to a convincing 86-60 victory over Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro in Spain.
Penney played 127 games for the Wisconsin Badgers between 1999 – 2003 and on Sunday he led the Sevilla scoring with 15 points that included 4 from 7 three’s. Sevilla improve to 8-19 but remain one from bottom on the Spanish League table
The Oklahoma City Thunder had a bad Easter weekend slipping to defeats at Memphis Grizzlies 100-92 and at home against the Houston Rockets 115-112. Steven Adams fouled out in 14:28 against the Rockets leaving the floor with 6 points and 4 rebounds.
In Memphis, Adams was a little more productive, producing 9 points and 6 rebounds against the Pelicans
On Sunday Corey Webster played his second game Mega Leks in the Serbian League. Again he played over 20 minutes contributing 7 points as Leks were defeated 82-68 by perennial powerhouse Partizan Belgrade. Webster is yet to find his three-point rhythm shooting 0/3 from beyond the arc.
Defending champions Partizan move to 2-0 in the second round of the Serbian championships and Mega Leks slip to 0-2
In France Errin Rooney threatened a triple double but couldn’t prevent Arras slipping to their eighth straight defeat, this time at home to Angers 87-75.
The Cantabrian point guard was terrific, producing 7 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists as she played all but two minutes of the game.
Arras finished 7th at the end of the regular season and now face 6th placed Tarbes home and away in a 5-8 placing play-off game. On current form you wouldn’t it is difficult to see Arras progressing.
In Greece Rob Loe and his KAO Dramas teammates enjoyed a break over the Easter period.