Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ros Casares holds an impromptu team meeting during the Rivas Ecopolis game.
Ros Casares broke the tie for the #1 spot in a battle of the two top teams in the Spanish League. On their home ground, Ros Casares had a big fourth quarter to beat Rivas Ecopolis by a score of 75-60 in Valencia, sweeping Rivas Ecopolis for the season.
The box score for the game is right here. Ros Casares now leads the Liga Femenina at 16-1; Rivas Ecopolis falls to 15-2. A gallery of images can be found here.
Ros Casares came out intense for this game, with Erika de Souza scoring eight of the first 10 points for El Ros. Tied 18-18, Ros Casare went on a 7-0 run in the second quarter but Rivas Ecopolis worked hard on defense and did their best to deny de Souza rebounds. At one point in the second quarter, Rivas Ecopolis led 34-29 but Amaya Valdemoro and Erika de Souza scored the last points for Ros Casares in the second half to tie the game at 34-34.
Ros Casares edged ahead in the third quarter, but Crystal Langhorne fought back for Rivas Ecopolis and worked the gap down to 50-47 at the end of three quarters. However, Anna Montañana scored three 3-pointers for Ros Casares in the last six minutes of the game to kill any hope of a Rivas Ecopolis comeback.
Anna Cruz scoredd 10 points and five rebounds for Rivas Ecopolis and Crystal Langhorne scored 13 points and had five rebounds, but also four turnovers.
Delisha Milton-Jones had 19 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for El Ros. Erika de Souza also had a great game:
11 rebounds (3 offensive rebounds)
29 minutes of play