Sunday, November 30, 2008
The second half of the Polish League season is on its way, and Utex Row Rybnik (9-4) would like home field advantage in the eventual playoffs. That means finishing in fourth place or better. They're a further step on the way, as Cukierki (3-10) falls at home by a score of 68-65.
By the end of the third quarter, Rybnik had built up a 55-44 lead over the home squad, but Cukierki began to pour it on over the last ten minutes. Amber Petillon brought Cukierki to within one, 66-65, with twenty seconds left, but Cukierki was forced to foul Ketia Swanier, who hit her free throws to secure the win for Rybnik.
Rybnik won the battle of shooting 47 percent to 44 percent, including 10 3-point shots. It was a close game statistically, reflecting the closeness of the final result.
Amber Petillon, formerly of Richmond University, led Cukierki with 20 points and 10 rebounds, followed with Ofa Tulikihihifo and Eliza Gołumbiewska with 15 points each. Ashley Key, a graduate of North Carolina State, scored nine points. Tysell Boseman, formerly of Arizona and Felician College, was held scoreless in 20 minutes of play.
Magdalena Radwan led all Rybnik scorers with 20 points. Ketia Swanier scored 15 points for Rybnik, and Kasha Terry scored 13 points and seven rebounds. LaTangela Atkinson was the Tysell Boseman of Rybnik, scoring two points in 21 minutes of play.