Alaskans quiet in Euroleague playoffs (Basketball)
None of the three Alaskans had much to brag about today as the Euroleague quarterfinals continued for Brad Oleson, Trajan Langdon and Doron Perkins.
The only real positive was that Oleson’s Spanish club Caja Laboral won Game 3 against Langdon’s Russian team CSKA Moscow to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-5 series.
Perkins and his Israeli squad Maccabi Electra fell into a 2-1 hole after dropping Game 3 to Serbian power Partizan.
Oleson, of North Pole fame, came off the bench to play 14 minutes for the victorious Spaniards, who beat CSKA Moscow 66-53 at home.
The 6-foot-3 guard gathered two points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist to earn a 2 player ranking.
Meanwhile, Langdon started and logged 31 minutes but was held to just seven points—half his season scoring average.
The 6-foot-3 former East High star missed five of six 3-pointers and failed to reach double figures for only the third time in 19 Euroleague games this season.
Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, had the finest individual performance by an Alaskan although his team lost 81-73 and now faces elimination next game.
The 6-foot-2 guard came off the bench to deliver 10 points and seven rebounds. He played a season-high 31 minutes but also committed seven turnovers.
Game 4 in both series is Thursday.