Sunday, February 22, 2009
The real news would be if Ros Casares (19-1) didn't win a game. It's the same old story. Celta (10-10), a team at the bottom of the playoff ladder, came to Ros Casares and like the teams before it, walked out out Valencia with a loss, 81-55.
The box score is here.
Celta actually did a fine job against Ros Casares - relatively speaking - in the first thirty minutes. El Ros led by 22-19 after the first quarter, and led only 40-33 at halftime - Celta was still in it. Celta managed to close the gap to six points, 55-49 after thirty minutes. Unfortunately for Celta, they were held to just six points in the fourth quarter, and Ros Casares scored 26 fourth-quarter points to account for the difference between the teams. At one point in the fourth quarter, Celta went six minutes without scoring.
Ros Casares hit 54 percent of their attempted field goals - who knows how many of those field goals they put away in the fourth quarter - compared to just 40 percent from Celta. Ros Casares won the battle of rebounding, and Celta only scored five offensive rebounds. Ros Casares turned over the ball 16 times, compared to 22 turnovers from Celta. Ros Casares only hit 58 percent of its free throws, but it didn't have to be good at the free throw line to dominate the visiting Celta team.
Elena Tornikidou: 16 points, 4 rebounds. 8-for-9 shooting.
Erika de Souza: 13 points, 7 rebounds. 6-for-9 shooting in just 10 minutes of play.
Delisha Milton-Jones: 10 points, 4 rebounds in just 21 minutes of play.
Candace Wiggins: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals.
Iva Sliskovich: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals.
Agne Ciudariene: 14 points, 4 rebounds.
Maja Miljovic: 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 turnovers.