Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Might or not be from the match. I suspect it's Erika vs. Amanda Jackson.
They call this the "Supercopa" - a "friendly", or postseason match played in Valencia, home of Ros Casares. El Ros managed to win 68-64 to pick up another Supercopa trophy.
The write-up is here. A box score for the game is here.
Ros Casares dominated early with a 14-0 run at one point in the game. However, Shannon Johnson of Ibiza sparked a comeback to bring Ibiza to within two points in the second half, 29-27, and Ros Casares only went into the locker room leading 34-28 at halftime. In the third quarter, Anna Montañana helped spark a 7-0 run for Ros Casares and Erika de Souza was her usual dominant self in the post.
However, Ros Casares had trouble moving the ball in the fourth quarter, and Shannon Johnson wasn't done. The score closed to 62-59 with one minute to go. It began to go down to free throws and that was where Ros Casares won the game:
Field goal shooting: Ibiza 43 percent, Ros Casares 40
Turnovers: Ros Casares 17, Ibiza 19
Offensive rebound percentage: Ros Casares 39 percent, Ibiza 14 percent.
Free throws: Ros Casares 17-27, Ibiza 15-19
Erika de Souza: 16 points, 8 rebounds. 7-for-11 shooting.
Delisha Milton-Jones: 10 points, 6 rebounds. 2-for-5 from 3-point range.
Belinda Snell: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 turnovers from the Australian who played for the Silver Stars this year.
Anna Montañana: 7 points.
Lori Nero: Formerly of Auburn and Louisville, she had 13 points and 9 reobunds.
Amanda Jackson: The Miami of Ohio grad and Chicago Sky draft pick scored 11 points.
Shannon Johnson: Pee Wee picked up 15 points on 4-for-10 shooting.
The regular season starts on October 10th.