EuroView: Tess Madgen the leading scorer in Poland
With our Aussie women in Europe officially kicking off their season, we take a look at some of our best who are dominating their respective leagues.
Tough nut Tess Madgen has been playing a big role for AZS UMCS Lublin in Poland, and is showing the entire EEWBL what she is going to be doing this season. Madgen is the leading scorer for the league, with a whopping average of 18.7 points per game. She's also averaging 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
In their first win over Kibirkstis Vilnius (73-66), the Aussie guard performed like we have seen so many times in the WNBL, with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Her Polish side then lost their next game by a mere 4 points, however Madgen was phenomenal with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Their most recent game in the EEWBL was another win over Tsmoki-Minsk (75-38), with Madgen getting 10 points on the board, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Madgen's consistency and reliability are going to be a huge advantage to this Polish team.
Cayla George was named one of Euro Basket's top performers of the week in Hungary's A Division following an 18 point game which included 7 rebounds in a huge 107-55 win over PINKK-Pécsi. Her side had them from the get go, blowing it out in the first quarter with a huge 36 point effort, and maintaining PINKK-Pécsi to just 12 points.
This has been George's biggest name so far after showing some positive signs in their loss to KSC Szekszárd by 21 points where she had 7 points and 6 rebounds. We know this girl can get a board and hit a three, and she has the ability to dominate this Hungarian league.
Dynamo Moscow have a secret weapon in Katie-Rae Ebzery, who has helped her side to a solid 3 wins. Ebzery's averaging 12.3 points per game and 3.7 assists, with her most dominant game coming against Istanbul University. With 16 points on the board, 4 assists and 2 rebounds, Ebzery top scored for her side to bring them to a 10 point win.
Rebecca Allen and her Good Angels Košice have only dropped one game of 5 since she joined the side, and the talented Aussie has been doing what she does best. Allen made an impact straight away with 19 points in her first game, consecutively she then scored 15, 11 and 16 combining to a total average of 12.2 points per game.
Rachel Jarry's BLMA - Lattes Montpellier have picked up one win and one loss, however they also secured the 'Game of Champions', which defends their title from last year's win in the LFB which was in Jarry's first game for the side. Jarry fought hard in their 1 point loss to Basket Lyon, as she 2nd top-scored for BLMA with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Steph Talbot dominated for AZS PWSZ Gorzow of Poland, making a double-double in their win over CCC Polkowice, with 15 points and 12 rebounds, also with a massive 7 assists. Her Aussie team-mate Nicole Seekamp has been just as dominant this season, however in that same game was held scoreless.
Abby Bishop is yet to hit the floor with her new team, Tarbes in France, but we are expecting big things as excitements builds for her to hit the court.