Saturday, November 15, 2008
November has been a great month for Ros Casares (7-1). Since blowing out Gran Canaria by a score of 101-54, they've won every game by at least ten points, and if you don't count Euroleague play, by at least 24. Ros Casares kept up its decisive november streak by beating Estudiantes (2-6) by a core of 90-55.
The boxscore is right here.
Ros Casares won every single quarter. They led 24-16 at the end of ten minutes and took a 51-29 lead into halftime. Ros Casares wasn't able to score 100 points against Estudiantes in Madrid, but met their goal of winning in a big way.
In shooting, El Ros was clearly ahead 53 percent to 42 percent. Ros Casares, a tough rebounding team, was actually held to even rebounding on the boards by Estudiantes. Estudiantes, however, turned the ball over 32 times.
The most productive force for Estudiantes was Brooke Wykcoff with three points, seven rebounds and three assists. Wykcoff is a forward for the Chicago Sky. Leah Rush, a fellow member of the WNBA Sky, led Estudiantes in scoring with 13 points. Andrea Csaszar also contributed eight points and three rebounds for the home team.
Leading the way for Ros Casares was Amaya Valdemoro with 25 points and six rebounds. Jana Vesela scored 11 points. Delisha Milton-Jones scored 13 points and three rebounds, and Roneeka Hodges scored eight points.
And what about Erika de Souza? She did not play. I just found out that she will be out for approximately three weeks with a muscle injury to the leg. As long as she's not taking the court, I'll probably just provide scores and you'll have to find writeups and boxscores on your own.
Let's hope Erika gets better soon.