Saturday, March 21, 2009
With the prospect of four teams being tied for last place with three games to go, and with relegation in effect in the Liga Feminina, it can be just as exciting for the teams at the bottom of the league as at the top of the league. For Extrugasa (5-18), their hope that they could move away from the bottom of the league was dashed in front of 400 home spectators at visiting Cadi la Seu (8-15) got the road win, 57-50.
The box score is here.
Extrugasa managed to hold Cadi la Seu to 12 points in the first quarter, but Cadi la Seu returned the favor in the second. They held Extrugasa to 12 second quarter points to take a 30-28 lead. Cadi la Seu managed to finish the third quarter with a 43-40 lead and further extended their lead by four points at the end of the game. It is unknown if Extrugasa was ever able to catch up.
Interesting fact: each team only played eight players for the entire game.
Extrugasa only took 48 field goal attempts and hit only 18 for a 38 percent field goal percentage. Cadi la Seu took one fewer shot but hit 43 percent of their shouts. Both teams rebounded evenly, and both turned the ball over a lot, each team registering 21 turnovers. Extrugasa's free throw shooting got marginally better - they were 11-for-14 with 73 percent free throw shooting - but despite shooting only 67 percent Cadi la Seu hit 16 free throws.
Taru Tuukkanan: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 turnovers.
Elisha Turek: 6 points, 7 rebounds.
Iziane Castro Marques: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 4 turnovers. 4-for-12 shooting.
Cadi la Seu
Soeli Garvao Zakrzeski: 14 poitnts, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 turnovers.
Sonia Borges de Reis: 13 points, 7 rebounds.