Wednesday, October 21, 2009
For visiting Girona (1-2), it was a rough introduction to the best team in the Liga Feminina, Ros Casares (3-0). Girona played in the lower division last year, and Girona was down 19 points at the end of the first quarter along the way to a 79-53 defeat.
The box score is here. Currently, there are neither write-ups nor photographs, so all we have to look at is the box score. Girona lost every quarter of the game except the final quarter - which they won by one point.
A look at the Four Factors of the game:
Field goal percentage: Ros Casares 58 percent, Girona 39 percent. That was pretty much the game right there. Ros Casares is just a scoring machine.
Turnovers: Ros Casares 17, Girona 17. A wash.
Offensive rebounds: Girona 24 percent, Ros Casares 19 percent. It's weird to see Ros Casares behind in offensive rebounds...but defending MVP Erika de Souza only played 24 minutes.
Free throws: Ros Casares 11-for-14, Girona 5-for-8. The cap of a bad day for Girona.
Some highlighted performances:
Delisha Milton-Jones: 14 points, 4 assists, 4 steals. She was fouled six times, leading to 6-for-8 at the free throw line.
Erika de Souza: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals. 5-for-6 shooting.
Anna Montanana: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.
Belinda Snell: 5 points in 24 minutes of play.
Amaya Valdemoro: Did not play. I wonder if she's still hurt from the Joventut game.
Astou Traore: 9 points, 4 rebounds.
Nina Bogicevic: 11 points, 8 rebounds. Bogicevic was the only Girona player to score in double digits.
Kaayla Chones: Chones, who played on the Mystics and the Seattle Storm, scored 4 points. She had the greatest number of minutes of any Girona player.