Friday, March 27, 2009

BWBL Semifinals 1/2008 - SK Cēsis 69, Berezina-RCOR (Belarus) 46

There are about a thousand ways you can set up a post-season playoff system, and it looks like Europe has tried all of them. It looks like SK Cēsis will play all three teams in their four-team group over the weekend, but I don't know if it's the best finisher that advances to the next round, or the best two finishers. For SK Cēsis, it doesn't matter anyway as they won 69-46 in Vilnius, Lithuania in the Baltic Women's Basketball League posteason.

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

Cēsis started out with a 17-13 lead but by halftime, Berezina-RCOR has closed the gap to 31-29 in what was described as a "laborious" first half. Tamera Young took the initiative in the third quarter, and helped SK Cēsis take a 50-38 lead by the end of three quarters. The fourth quarter was just more of the same.

SK Cēsis only shot 38 percent from the field, including a horrible 1-for-15 from 3-point rang. Berezina-RCOR didn't do much better, only hitting 37 percent of their free throw attempts. It was in every other phase of the game where SK Cēsis. SK Cēsis had 22 offensive rebounds and Berezina-RCOR would turn the ball over 24 times.

SK Cēsis will play TIM-SCUF on Saturday. TIM-SCUF is a Ukrainian team.

SK Cēsis

Kristen Mann: 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting. 13 rebounds.
Tamera Young: 12 points and 12 rebounds in the second of two SK Cēsis double-doubles.
Ieva Tare: 10 points, 8 rebounds.


Yuliya Dureika: 14 points, 5 rebounds.
Anzhela Duboiskaya: 11 points, 7 rebounds.
Aksana Dauharukava: 8 points, 7 rebounds, 6 turnovers.

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