Saturday, October 31, 2009
For Perfumerias (4-1), still smarting over their losses to Rivaa Ecopolis in the Liga Femenina and to Krakow in Euroleague, an opportunity presented itself: the undefeated Zaragoza team was coming to visit. This time, it would be Perfumerias that would walk away with the victory, beating the Zaragoza (4-1) visitors 69-53 in Salamanca.
The box score is here.
No write-up of the game just yet, and no pictures. Looking at the boxscore, it appears that Perfumerias had a choke-hold on Zaragoza from the opening tip, leading 15-8 at the end of the first quarter and 31-21 at halftime. Perfumerias extended the lead to 17 points after thirty minutes (52-35) and it seems as if the final result was never in doubt.
With the loss by Zaragoza, Ros Casares will be the only undefeated team in the Liga Femenina if it defeats 3-1 Vigo today.
A look at the Four Factors of the game:
Field goal percentage: Perfumerias 46 percent, Zaragoza 40 percent. Perfumerias was 2-for-15 and Zaragoza was 3-for-13 from field goal range - neither team could depend on long-range accuracy.
Turnovers: Perfumerias 14, Zaragoza 19.
Offensive rebound percentage: Perfumerias 29 percent, Zaragoza 14 percent - a two-to-one advantage for the home team.
Free throws: Perfumerias 15-for-21, Zaragoza 8-for-10 - Perfumieras controlled all four keys to victory.
And also a look at the individual performances:
Sancho Lyttle: 10 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals. 4-for-6 at the basket and 2-for-3 at the line. Lyttle was clearly the player of the game, with 3 of Perfumerias's 8 offensive rebounds.
Silvia Dominguez: 13 points, 4 steals.
Le'coe Willingham: 18 points and 3 rebounds.
Alba Torrens: 8 points and 4 assists.
Lucila Pascua: 7 points, 6 rebounds.
Agne Cuidariene: 10 points, 3 rebounds. Cuidariene was the only Zaragoza player to score in double figures.
Tiina Sten: 8 points in just nine minutes of play for the St. John's graduate.
Jessica Dickson: The South Florida grad scored 5 minutes in 22 minutes of play.
Allison Feaster: The 10-year WNBA veteran only scored 4 points in 33 minutes of play. Feaster turned the ball over five times.