Saturday, January 17, 2009
Cadi La Seu (4-11) hoped that they could at least approach the Hondarribias and San Josés of the Liga Feminina, and still hopes that they can sneak into eighth place. But traveling to Ros Casares (14-1) and beating them at home isn't easy. Ros Casares outshot and outran Cadi La Seu on the way to a 107-71 victory.
The boxscore is here.
El Ros opened up the game with a 36 point first quarter and led by eighteen points at the end of the first quarter. They took an 11-0 lead and forced Cadi La Seu to take a time out in their first two minutes. By halftime, the score was 61-38 and the rout was on. Ros Casares won every quarter of the game, despite scoring only 20 points in the final quarter.
Cadi La Seu had no problems with accuracy - they shot 53 percent and Ros Casares shot 56 percent - but Cadi La Seu would only get up 49 shots. Ros Casares made 46 field goal attempts, and Cadi La Seu was simply overwhelmed. Why didn't Cadi La Seu shoot more? Probably because they never had the ball. Cadi La Seu turned the ball over 34 times, which I think is the most that I've seen from a team all year.
The lead players for Ros Casares were Amaya Valdemoro and Erika de Souza. Valdemoro scored 25 points and De Souza scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. Delisha Milton-Jones would contribute 13 points and three rebounds and Candace Wiggins would have 13 points and six assists in an easy victory for Ros Casares.
Only eight players would take the court for Cadi La Seu. Marta Zurro scored 15 points and 10 rebounds for the game's only double-double, but she turned the ball over eight times. Kelly da Silva, a Brazilian player, would score eight points, six rebounds and four steals.