Saturday, March 21, 2009
With the conclusion of today's games, there will only be three games left in the Liga Feminina regular season. For Ros Casares (22-1) it's not so much a competition as a farewell tour. Aside from their first game against second-place Perfumerias they have won every regular season Liga Feminina game and against Zaragoza (5-18) it was no exception as Ros Casares won 90-71 on the road.
The box score is here.
Once again, Ros Casares won every quarter - but not by much after the first quarter. El Ros led by thirteen, 33-20 after the first ten minutes and Ros Casares extended the lead just a little bit quarter by quarter by quarter.
Ros Casares hit 55 percent of its shots compared to Zaragoza hitting 47 percent of its field goal attempts. From close range - the "2-pointer zone" - Ros Casares hit 64 percent of its shots. They led in rebounds, they turned the ball over less frequently, and they were sent to the free throw line more often. There simply wasn't anywhere in the box score where Zaragoza could show true superiority.
LaToya Thomas: 18 points, 4 rebounds. The WNBA player for Detroit and Minnesota last year was 4-for-5 from beyond 3-point range, but 2-for-9 within it.
Naiara Diez Fernandez: 13 points.
LaToya Turner: No points, but 6 rebounds in 20 minutes of play from the Ohio State graduate.
Erika de Souza: 21 points, 7 rebounds.
Delisha Milton-Jones: 24 points.
Amaya Valdemoro: 14 points, 5 assists.
Candace Wiggins: Did not play. Strained right knee.