Saturday, February 28, 2009
The hope of crawling away from those final two spots in the Liga Feminina just got that much tougher. Extrugasa (5-16) was forced to go on the road against tough Olesa (12-9), and as expected they fell 79-61. With five games left in the season, the #11, #12 and #13 teams are tied at 5-16. There are 14 teams, and if I'm right, the last two get relegated.
The box score is here.
Olesa had this game well in hand, beating Extrugasa in every quarter played. Olesa led 40-34 at halftime and held Extrugasa to just 11 third quarter points.
Olesa was simply the better shooting team, hitting 46 percent of their field goal attempts compared to 36 percent from Extrugasa. Olesa had the advantage in overall rebounds and picked up 12 rebounds to Extrugasa's eight. Extrugasa had its typical 65 percent free throw shooting game, whereas Olesa hit 83 percent of their free throws.
Thyra Liljestrand: 19 points, 2 rebounds.
Tracy Reid: 13 points, 7 rebounds for the ex-WNBA Rookie of the Year. Kelly is a forward for the Sacramento Monarchs.
Cristal Kelly: 6 points, 7 rebounds.
Iziane Castro Marques: 26 points, 9 rebounds. A good day for Izi.
Katia da Silva: 9 points, 9 rebounds.