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Azerbaijan earns 7th spot in Luxembourg - Jul 12, 2008

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Azerbaijan - Gibraltar 54:39

Azerbaijan National Team celebrated their second win at the European championship in Division C. Both wins came against Gibraltar with the latter one bringing the overall 7th place for the team. Azerbaijan proved their strength throughout the encounter and never doubted their dominance. Gomez nailed 2 freebies to put Gibraltar ahead early in the game. But Azerbaijan went on a 9:0 run and never looked back again. Zycova capped the first frame with a jumper to give Azerbaijan a 12:5 advantage. Cross scored 4 points in a row, while Mauro hit from downtown as Gibraltar came as close as 4 points from Azerbaijan at the start of the second term. Rammage then dragged the team within two points from Azerbaijan. But Shimichenko accounted for 6 points as Azerbaijan cleared off to a safe distance once again. They led 30:20 at the interval. Mahmudova and Zycova enlarged the margin early in the third frame. Azerbaijan mounted the pressure throughout the frame and stretched the gap to as many as 17 points heading into the final quarter. Gibraltar cut the deficit to 10 points through Sene and Gomez but Azerbaijan withstood the effort. Mahmudova and Shimichenko sealed the winning outcome for Azerbaijan at the end. Shimichenko and Zycova dropped 16 points apiece for the winners. Alisultanova had 8 points and 9 boards for Azerbaijan. Cross and Sene answered with 7 points each for Gibraltar. Melissa Parody pulled down 11 boards in defeat.

Azerbaijan: Yana Shimichenko 16, Yulia Zycova 16, Naila Alisultanova 8
Gibraltar: Annika Cross 7, Kaira Sene 7   

Azerbaijan complete 3x3 double at 4th Islamic Solidarity Games - 4 months ago
Azerbaijan won gold at the 3x3 event of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in both men and women in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 18-21. In the women's category, Azerbaijan avenged a pool loss and defeated Mali 13-7 in the final, with tournament top scorer Marcedes Marie Walker(191-C-86, college: Pittsburgh) owning the paint with 9 points and 12 rebounds in the game. It was the end of a Cinderella run for Mali, who had not been defeated until that moment on one of their first appearances in an in...   [read more]
Azerbaijan clinch second place in 3x3 tourney - 11 months ago
Azerbaijan clinched the second place in 3x3 international tournament with 6 participating countries. In the Semifinal Azerbaijan beat Uzbekistan 10-8. Turkmenistan wins 3x3 International tournament beating Azerbaijan in the Final 21-19. In a back-to-back game, the home side grabbed the latest lead and sealed the victory. Ajna Gokova top-scored for the winners with 16 points.   [read more]

Walker re-signs at Cankaya - 1 Year ago
Cankaya Universitesi Ankara (TKBL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American (has also Azerbaijani passport) center Marcedes Marie Walker (191-86, college: Pittsburgh). She was a team leader there last season. In 14 TKBL games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 11.4rpg and 2.6apg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention. Walker also played that season for Bursa BSB where in 8 TKBL games she averaged remar...   [read more]

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