Saturday, March 28, 2009
Erika can't figure out why she's become so popular.
At the top of the Liga Feminina, the playoff picture is much more clear. Ros Casares (23-1) has secured the regular season championship. Rivas Ecópolis (17-7) was playing for an outside change of passing Perfumerias for second place in the regular season and the #2 spot in the playoffs. Rivas Ecópolis, however, wasn't ready to challenge El Ros today, with Ros Casares winning 74-55 on its home court.
The box score is here. A gallery of game images can be found here.
Ros Casares started with a 16-12 lead after one quarter, and still led by three at halftime, 32-29. It was the third quarter where Ros Casares proved itself as the clearly superior team, holding Rivas Ecópolis to seven points and leading 53-38 after thirty minutes. With Ros Casares adding another 21 points in the fourth quarter, it was all a foregone conclusion.
Ros Casares hit 47 percent of its field goal attempts, compared to just 42 percent from Rivas Ecópolis. Rivas, however, almost held its own against Ros Casares on the boards, out-rebounded only 34-31.
This might have been one of the sloppiest games played all season. Ros Casares turned the ball over 21 times, but that didn't compare to Rivas turning the ball over 29 times. Part of Rivas's pain was caused by the fact that only seven Rivas players participated in the game.
Erika de Souza: 14 points, 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Amaya Valdemoro : 16 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, 5 turnovers.
Delisha Milton-Jones: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 turnovers. Milton-Jones was the only player to foul out of the game.
Candace Wiggins: Remains injured.
Petra Ujhelyi: 12 points and 12 rebounds for the other double-double. 5 turnovers.
Roneeka Hodges: 17 points, 5 assists, 7 turnovers for the Minnesota Lynx player.
Ruth Riley: 10 points, but 6 turnovers. Riley plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars.