Overseas Update | Solid Showing For Lynx Players Over The Weekend

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

For a number of Minnesota Lynx players, as well as players the organization holds rights to, this past weekend was a productive one in overseas action.

Alexis Jones, Renee Montgomery, Temi Fagbenle and Cecilia Zandalasini, all who made appearances with the Lynx during the 2017 WNBA championship season, along with Anna Cruz and Kateřina Elhotová, who the team holds rights to, all had solid showings over the weekend.

Jones kicked off the weekend on Friday with a 25-point performance to lead Al-Qázeres over Quesos El Pastor 83-72. She shot 10-of-21 from the field and recorded six rebounds and two assists. In two games, Jones is averaging 25 points, 3.5 rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes per game.

On Saturday, Montgomery, Cruz and Elhotová were in action for their respective teams.

Montgomery tallied 14 points, four assists and two rebounds to lift Flammes Carolo over Lyon ASVEL 74-59, Cruz finished with a nice all-around game of seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals to help Dynamo Kursk over Inventa Kursk 85-65, and Elhotová rounded out the day with a nice 16-point, three-rebound performance for USK Praha in a 98-69 win over Slavia Praha.

On Sunday, Fagbenle and Zandalasini rounded out the weekend for Lynx players overseas.

Fabgenle began the day with eight points, four rebounds and two assists for CCC Polkowice in a 76-67 win over Ślęza Wrocław, while Zandalasini concluded Sunday with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Famila Schio’s 93-48 rout of Fixi Piramis Torino.

Here is the schedule for upcoming games coming up for the players overseas (all times are CT):


Famila Schio (Zandalasini) at Nadezhda Orenburg, 9:00 a.m. [EuroLeague]
Flammes Carolo (Montgomery) at PEAC-Pécs, 11:00 a.m. [EuroCup]
Dynamo Kursk (Cruz) at Sopron, 11:00 a.m. [EuroLeague]
CCC Polkowice (Fagbenle) at USK Praha (Elhotová), 12:00 p.m. [EuroLeague]