Saturday, March 21, 2009

LFB (Spain) 23/2008 - Celta 59, Estudiantes 48

For a few moments, it looked as if Estudiantes (5-18) might have a chance as being the only one of four teams to move out of the bottom of the Liga Feminina. They would be playing at home against Celta (11-12) and actually were tied at halftime. But a third quarter in which Estudiantes was held to only eight points hurt the home squad which lost 59-48 in front of a crowd of 600 spectators.

The box score is here.

With the loss by Estudiantes there were four teams tied for last place in the Liga Feminina. Poor showings from their imported talent really hurt Estudiantes, which fell behind 46-38 in the third quarter. Estudiantes was held to just 10 points in the fourth quarter making for an 18-point second half.

Estudiantes hit 34 percent of its attempted field goals compared to 32 percent for Celta - neither team was exactly setting fire to the nets. However, Celta out-rebounded Estudiantes 37-29 with Celta earning 10 offensive rebounds compared to just six from Estudiantes. Furthermore, Estudiantes turned the ball over 20 times and sent Celta to the free throw line 22 times, where they hit 17 of their shots.


Andrea Hadjune Csaszar: 9 points, 4 rebounds.
Brooke Wyckoff: 2 points, 5 rebounds in 26 minutes of play.
Nikki Teasley: 2 points, 2 rebounds in 11 minutes of play. Teasley managed to pick up five fouls in just 11 minutes of play.


Gema Garcia Mata: 15 points, 5 rebounds.
Laura Nicholls Gonzalez: 5 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals.
Agne Ciudariene: 13 points, 5 rebounds.

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