Thursday, March 19, 2009
No, this score is not a typo. So what was it? Was it the fact that Ieva Tāre recovered enough from pneumonia to play a few minutes? Is it because SK Cēsis have the strength of a hundred women because their hearts are pure? Or it because Turība/Kolonna didn't care? It doesn't really matter - Turība/Kolonna lost by seventy points in front of 500 spectators. (I hope those spectators had a deck of cards.)
The evidence of the whipping is here.
It was the final game of the regular season for SK Cēsis. The game was basically over in the first quarter when SK Cēsis took a 35-11 lead. After that, Turība/Kolonna began to mail it in. Turība/Kolonna scored seven points in the second and third quarters - the score was 81-25 at the end of three quarters.
SK Cēsis shot 54 percent from the field. Turība/Kolonna only hit 21 percent of their field goals: 7-for-28 from 2-point range and 4-for-23 from behind the 3-point line. They turned the ball over 21 times compared to SK Cēsis's eight times. It was a very ugly game at times, with Turība/Kolonna sent to the free throw line 24 times and SK Cēsis being sent 37 times (they were 28-for-37 if anyone's asking).
Odd stat: seven SK Cēsis players scored in double figures, but there were no SK Cēsis double-doubles.
Elīna Babkina: 23 points, 5 rebounds.
Rima Maregeviciute: 19 points, 8 rebounds.
Tamera Young: 13 points in 20 minutes. 5-for-8 shooting.
Kristen Mann: 4 points in 13 minutes of play.
Ieva Tāre: 7 points in 15 minutes.
Eva Pavlovska: 10 points and 4 rebounds. The less said about the rest of Turība/Kolonna's performance, the better.
Pictures will come if the film wasn't burned.