Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Euroleague 8th Finals 1/2009: Perfumerias 72, Bourges 53

Stay out of Sancho Lyttle's way!

Sometimes, it only takes one quarter to beat a team. In Perfumerias's case, that quarter was the first quarter as Perfumerias's 19-point first quarter lead gave them the edge in a 72-53 win in Spain over French team Bourges.

A box score, play by play, game report and small gallery have been posted here. A win in France against Bourges on Friday ensures that Perfumerias moves ahead.

There's no game report as yet, probably because the box score tells all. Leading 5-2, Bourges found itself on the short end of a 21-0 run by Perfumerias. A three-pointer by Le'Coe Willingham at the end of the first quarter gave Perfumerias a 28-9 lead at the end of ten minutes. Bourges fought back in the second quarter holding Perfumerias to just nine points and closing the score to 37-25 at halftime. Unfortunately for Bourges, the French team had another sub-par quarter, scoring just 11 points in the third quarter and Perfumerias could coast to a victory.

Paoline Salagnac scored 11 points and eight rebounds for Bourges, but had five turnovers. Perfumerias was 10-for-23 from 3-point range.

The big game for Perfumerias belonged to Dream favorite Sancho Lyttle who had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. For Lyttle:

24 points
10-for-14 shooting
10 rebounds
2 assists
4 blocked shots
33 minutes played

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

check out this preview, the author was correct.


"It should be a balanced contest. However the key factor in this match will be the contest between Sancho Lyttle and Emméline Ndongue and whoever wins will give their side the advantage. "