Saturday, April 4, 2009

LFB (Spain) 25/2008 - Ibiza 81, Estudiantes 58

Ibiza (14-11) has the hope of finishing sixth in the Liga Feminina after today's game. They can get there if they win next week against Gran Canaria and if Joventut loses against Perfumerias. For Estudiantes (5-20), the only goal for the season is not finishing last and being "relegated" to a lower division. With today's 81-58 loss in Ibiza, if Extrugasa wins tonight's game against Perfumerias Estudiantes would be stuck at the very bottom of the standings with one game to go.

The box score is here.

It was another awful game for Estudiantes, with Estudiantes not winning a single quarter. Down 40-24 at halftime, the gap just got worse - but in the fourth quarter Estudiantes played some decent ball. Either that, or Ibiza stopped caring.

Both teams actually shot evenly well - Ibiza hit 47 percent of its field goal attempts and Estudiantes hit 46 percent of theirs. However, Ibiza would win all of the other battles. Ibiza out-rebounded Estudiantes 35-27, and Estudiantes turned the ball over an astonishing 26 times. When you have 26 turnovers in a game, it's very hard to win.


Sancho Lyttle: 22 points and 13 rebounds. The future Dream player had the only double-double in the game.
Shannon Johnson: 10 points and 6 assists.
Chandi Jones: The former University of Houston player who played five minutes for the Shock in 2004 played 2 1/2 minutes for Ibiza.


Elin Eldebrink: 17 points, 5 steals.
Laura Herrera Boxo: 12 points, 4 rebounds.
Nikki Teasley: 3 points and 3 rebounds in 14 minutes. Teasley is having a rough go of it in Spain, hitting 39 percent of her field goals and with six turnovers compared to four assists this year.

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