Saturday, February 21, 2009
The winning streak couldn't last forever - Extrugasa (5-15) is still a very weak team. Faced with a challenge from visiting Hondarribia (10-10), Extrugasa was leading after the third quarter but let the game get away from them as Hondarribia came back in the fourth to lose by three points, 78-75.
Whatever the result of the Perfumerias-Estudiantes game, Extrugasa still remains one game out of last place. The goal for Extrugasa is to not end up in last place and be relegated to a lower division.
The box score is here.
Extrugasa led 25-20 after the first quarter, but Hondarribia fought back and tied it up 37-37 going into halftime. In the third quarter, Extrugasa pulled back ahead 56-52, but playing well for three quarters doesn't guarantee a win.
Did Hondarribia win at the buzzer? I don't know. I can't find a good writeup of the game, and I can't find any pictures yet.
Extrugasa hit 51 percent of its field goal attempts...but Hondarribia hit 57 percent of theirs. Hondarribia was outrebounded 32-21, but Extruga
Katia Da Silva: 17 points, 6 rebounds. She would draw six fouls from Hondarribia.
Elisha Turek: 12 points, 9 rebounds.
Iziane Castro Marques: 23 points, 3 rebounds. She had five turnovers, but she drew five fouls.
Taru Tuukkanen: The veteran of Extrugasa had 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Henen Santos Luz: 13 points, 2 rebounds. Turned the ball over four times.
Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert: 18 points, 3 rebounds. Lovelace-Tolbert played for both the Atlanta Dream and the Detroit Shock last year.
Katja Bavendam: 10 points, 7 rebounds.