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WCBA update: Stevens joins the league

With the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association entering the final games of the regular season, Azurá Stevens joins the fold and makes an immediate impact.

EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals Game 2 recap

Three teams—Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Schio and Zaragoza—survived to play in decisive Game 3s of the EuroLeague Women quarterfinals, while Fenerbahçe progresses to the Final Four.

EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals Game 2 preview

Çukurova Basketbol Mersin wasted no time getting Kahleah Copper getting acclimated in the EuroLeague Women playoffs and now looks to close out its quarterfinals series against Casademont Zaragoza. Meanwhile, ZVVZ USK Praha seeks another blowout win over Beretta Famila Schio.

WNBL semi-final preview

Matchups for the WNBL semi-finals are set. The No. 1 seed Townsville Fire will face the No. 4 seed Perth Lynx and the No. 2 seed Southside Flyers will square off against the No. 3 seed Melbourne Boomers.

EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals recap

In the first games of the EuroLeague Women quarterfinals, the favored clubs—Fenerbahçe, Mersin, DVTK and Praha—all won, although some had to work really hard for their victories.

EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals preview

Star-studded Turkish club Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding enters the EuroLeague Women postseason as a popular choice to win it all. The field is plenty strong, too, with well-balanced teams like ZVVZ USK Praha and Çukurova Basketbol Mersin.

Whitcomb, Russell lead WNBL teams to top seeds 

The Townsville Fire, led by guard Sami Whitcomb, and the Southside Flyers, led by center Mercedes Russell, hold onto the top two seeds.

EuroLeague Women: Swish Appeal’s 2023-24 All-Group Teams

Swish Appeal’s EuroLeague Women analysts, Eric Nemchcok and Łukasz Muniowski, select their All-Group Teams. The Quarter-Finals begin Feb. 21.

Anderson talks Olympic qualification with Serbia

The naturalized point guard helped Serbia earn a berth to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. She chats with us about her experience at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belém, Brazil.

What we learned about Team USA

It’s not a surprise that Team USA earned three wins at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antwerp, although the host Belgians nearly upset the Americans. Nevertheless, while several players made strong cases, the final Olympic roster remains unsettled.

Germany’s Olympic berth headlines WOQT action

Serbia edge out Brazil, Germany is about to make Olympic debut, as Serbia edged out host Brazil at the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belém. France dominated the tournament in China, as the hosts and Puerto Rico qualified for Paris.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Catch your W faves at NBA All-Star Weekend

The WNBA will have a significant presence at NBA All-Star Weekend, with A’ja Wilson, Jewell Loyd, Natasha Cloud participating in the Ruffles Celebrity Game and Tamika Catchings coaching the Panini Rising Stars.

EuroLeague Women: Gameday 14

Zaragoza, Villenueve-d’Ascq and Avenida take the last available quarter-final spots, while Fenerbahçe and Praha assert their dominance.

EuroLeague Women: Week 14 preview

The 2023-24 EuroLeague Women season has one week remaining in group play, and three of the competition’s eight playoff spots are still up for grabs.

EuroLeague Women: Gameday 13

After Schio earns a postseason berth, Valencia and Zaragoza will fight for the last remaining quarter-final spot from Group A. In Group B, four teams will battle for the final two places in the playoffs.

EuroLeague Women: Week 13 preview

Two weeks of group play remain in the 2023-24 EuroLeague Women season, and five playoff spots are still up for grabs. Week 13 features several key matchups, including Sika Koné and Perfumerias Avenida vs. Brittney Sykes and KGHM BC Polkowice.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: WNBA introduces 2024 PMA cohort

Jewell Loyd, Rhyne Howard and Aliyah Boston are three of the six participants in the WNBA’s Player Marketing Agreement (PMA). Learn more about the PMA cohort, what’s next for the newly-retired Jasmine Thomas and the Australian Opals’ Olympic quest.

Bridget Carleton on her 41-point performance and more

Fresh off a 41-point performance against Polkowice, Győr’s Bridget Carleton talks to us about her big night and much more.

EuroLeague Women: Gameday 12

DVTK makes the quarter-finals for the first time ever, Fenerbahçe returns to their winning ways and Bridget Carleton makes EuroLeague history for Győr.

EuroLeague Women: Week 12 preview

Defending EuroLeague Women champions Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding made a key acquisition prior to Week 12 of group play, bringing back multi-talented forward Napheesa Collier to further increase their level of international talent.

EuroLeague Women: Gameday 11

Fenerbahçe loses while Lublin wins? Gameday 11 featured exciting play and unexpected results. Marina Mabrey was stellar for Mersin, Alina Iagupova had an uneven debut for Valencia and Praha officially made the quarterfinals.

WCBA update: Han, Jonquel dominating in China

There’s plenty of WNBA representation in the WCBA. Recent WNBA teammates Han Xu and Jonquel Jones are two of the players leading the way.

EuroLeague Women: Week 11 preview

Just a few weeks remain in EuroLeague Women group play, but moves are still being made off the court. One of the most decorated players in competition history, Alina Iagupova, will play her first game for Valencia Basket Club after beginning the season with Çukurova Basketbol Mersin.

WNBL update: Whitcomb, Fire are dominating

Seattle Storm guard Sami Whitcomb is leading the Townsville Fire to a top seed in the Australian WNBL, while her WNBA teammate, Jade Melbourne, leads all scorers.

Five WNBA players who have impressed in EuroLeague Women

From rookies to vets, EuroLeague Women is chock-full of WNBA talent. Let’s discuss a few WNBA players who have been particularly impressive during group play of the 2023-24 EuroLeague season.

Morrison talks playing basketball in 10 countries

The Chilean basketball veteran reminisces about her incredible career.

Best of 2023: Interview insights

Throughout 2023, we had the opportunity to chat with players and personalities from across the women’s game. Here’s a look back at some of the most insightful and informative interviews.

Best of 2023: Fenerbahçe dominates and other FIBA developments

2023 confirmed that women’s basketball is a global game, from Fenerbahçe Algöz Holding winning the EuroLeague Women championship to WNBA players thriving in the WCBA and WNBL.

FIBA wishes for 2024

On the international basketball front, we’re mostly wishcasting what will happen at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Will the Canadians medal? Could Caitlin Clark be on Team USA? Will Edwin Garcia be there to see it all happen?

EuroLeague Women: Gameday 10

Fenerbahçe win without their coach, ZVVZ USK Praha make themselves comfortable atop Group B and more from Gameday 10 of EuroLeague Women.

EuroLeague Women: Week 10 preview

In the aftermath of LDLC ASVEL Féminin’s huge upset win over Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding, the EuroLeague Women playoff race has gotten a little more interesting. Week 10 of group play features several must-watch matchups in both groups.

Kyra Lambert talks Latvia, returning from a thrice-torn ACL and more

The talented globetrotter talks hoops and her life beyond hoops, including the importance of her faith and social work initiatives.

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