Saturday, February 21, 2009
When you're a team as dominant as SK Cesīs (21-2), road games probably don't bother you much. Visiting Turība/Kolonna (9-14) - a college team playing in the Latvian Women's League - the atmosphere was probably that of a shootaround as SK Cesīs won easily, 102-53.
The box score is here. I can find no gallery, as Turība/Kolonna have probably changed their names by now.
Obviously, SK Cesīs won every quarter. They led 57-26 at halftime, and just kept on rolling on. Turība/Kolonna was held to just seven fourth-quarter points, and SK Cesīs showed no mercy, dumping 25 points on them.
Turība/Kolonna shot 38 percent from the field...but SK Cesīs shot 57 percent, including 14-for-28 from behind the 3-point line. SK Cesīs only turned the ball over six times, compared to 22 turnovers from Turība/Kolonna. Neither side shot particularly well from the free throw line - 60 percent for Turība/Kolonna, 57 percent for SK Cesīs - but did it really matter?
Ieva Veinberga: 23 points and 10 rebounds for the only Turība/Kolonna double-double, shooting 5-for-13 from 3-point range.
Anete Horelika: 15 points and 5 assists for the only other Turība/Kolonna player to shoot in double-digits.
Anete Vorma: 3 points. 1-for-6 shooting. 8 turnovers. 4 personal fouls.
Kristen Mann: 19 points, 6 rebounds for one of the leading scorers in the LSBL.
Elīna Babkina: 12 points, 8 assists, 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Santa Dreimane: 17 points, 3 assists, 5-for-5 from 3-point range.
Tamera Young: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists - imagine what she would have done if she played more than 23 minutes!