Sunday, March 1, 2009

BWBL 12/2008 - SK Cēsis 78, Tallinna Living 51

Tamera Young has had a heavy load to bear in Estonia.

SK Cēsis (10-2) played its 12th BWBL game, the second game of a back-to-back game tour in lovely Estonia. Tallinna Living (3-11) would become the whipping girls after the SK Cēsis loss yesterday to BC Star - TLU. It would be Tallinna Living's misfortune to take the 78-51 loss as a gift from their Latvian visitors.

The box score is here. (Click on "View match statistics" to see the boxscore.) A gallery of game images can be found here.

SK Cēsis led after the first quarter 26-14, but then fell apart in the second quarter. They scored only four points in the second quarter, but hung on to 30-29 lead at halftime. After some halftime...uh...encouragement...SK Cēsis held Tallinna Living to just nine points in the third quarter and outscored them 26-13 in the final quarter.

SK Cēsis hit 41 percent of their field goal attempts compared to 37 percent for Tallinna Living. Both teams had similar rebound numbers, but SK Cēsis led Tallinna Living 11-7 in offensive rebounds. Tallinna Living turned the ball over 25 times in the game, which must have been the difference. Furthermore, SK Cēsis was sent to the line 20 times compared to just three for Tallinna Living.

Tallinna Living

Kerli Haas: 12 points, 4 rebounds.
Anastassia Ptitsona: 11 points, 4 rebounds.
Katrin Olmari: 6 points, 4 rebounds...9 turnovers.

SK Cēsis

Kristen Mann: 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assist for the ex-Atlanta Dream player now with the Indiana Fever.
Ieva Tare: 12 points, 8 rebounds.
Tamera Young: 4 points. 1-for-6 shooting in only 15 minutes of play.

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