Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Euroleague 1/2008 - Ros Casares 93, Gdynia 51

Gdynia would be watching a lot of this.

Euroleague is about teams from different countries and different leagues playing each other. Sometimes, these leagues vary widely in quality. I don't know what it says about the Polish league, but Ros Casares's 93-51 defeat of Gydnia was the second biggest win of the year, next to CSKA Moscow's defeat of French team ESB Lille Metropole 96-44.

Laia Palau of Ros Casares said after the game, ""This is only our first game this season, but It's funny to play like this. I think that our fans are very happy with our basketball on the court. There was a party!" I can imagine why she would say that, because a 42 point win is less a win and more a glorified practice session. Gdynia made the first two free throws and never saw the lead again.

The boxscore for the game is right here.

Ros Casares shot 45 percent to Gdynia's 38, but it was in the sheer quantity of shots that Ros Casares took that made the difference. Gdynia turned the ball over thirty seven times.

Ros Casares made 37 baskets. Gdynia took 45 shots the entire game. There's no way you can win with that kind of difference.

Erika de Souza scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds, a double-double. Five players scored in double figures. Delisha Milton-Jones only scored three points for Ros Casares.

Ivana Matovic scored 15 points for Gdynia. Alana Beard, starter for the Washington Mystics, scored 11 points in 26 minutes of play. Jennifer Fleischer, a former center for the University of Pennslyvania, was held scoreless by Ros Casares over 16 minutes.

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