Saturday, October 31, 2009
With their defeat of Vigo (3-2) in the Liga Femenina today, Ros Casares (5-0) is not only undefeated in the Liga Femenina, but they've made it look easy. Until they play Perfumerias, it looks like Ros Casares's only challenge will come in Euroleague play.
The box score of Ros Casares's 94-75 victory is here. A write-up of the game is here.
Against El Ros in Valencia, Real Celta Vigo had a hard time getting off the ground. They were down 22-14 after the first quarter and a 14-0 Ros Casares run set the score 46-29 at halftime. Vigo was only able to win the third quarter, and only by one point. At one point the score was 56-47 Ros Casares but this was as close as Vigo could get. I suspect that the first half pretty much took care of Vigo.
A look at the Four Factors of the game:
Field goal percentage: Ros Casares 52, Vigo 51. However, Ros Casares was 12-for-19 from 3-point range. If you look at effective field goal percentage - where a 3-pointer is 1 1/2 field goals - the numbers are Ros Casares 61 percent, Vigo 55 percent.
Turnovers: Ros Casares 20, Vigo 29. Not a great game in taking care of the ball for El Ros, but a horrible game for Vigo.
Offensive rebound percentage: Ros Casares 31 percent, Vigo 28 percent. Slight edge to Ros Casares.
Free throws: Ros Casares 10-for-11, Vigo 10-for-19. Vigo had more visits to the free throw line but couldn't take advantage.
And now, the individual performances....
Jana Vesala: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals.
Laia Palau: 12 points, 6 assists, 4 steals.
Belinda Snell: 16 points. 4-for-6 3-point shooting.
Erika de Souza: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists.
Anna Montanana: 8 points, 3 rebounds.
Delisha Milton-Jones: 13 points, 4 rebounds, 5 turnovers. Fouled out.
Amaya Valdemoro: did not play
Egle Stakneviciene: 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 turnovers. Stakneviciene is from Lithuania.
Iva Sliskovic: 13 points, 8 rebounds.
Noemi Jordana: 15 points, 5 assists, 4 turnovers.