Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Euroleague 2/2009 - Ros Casares 78, Vilnius 48

Renee Montgomery is trapped between Erika de Souza and Laia Palau. Look at Erika's new hairdo!

Ros Casares is unstoppable, whether at home in Valencia or even on the road in another country. Overmatched Vilnius (0-2) had the lead for approximately 91 seconds, and then it was all over as Ros Casares (2-0) got its second big win over another Baltic opponent, 78-48.

All the stuff you could want: a box score, a play by play, and even a few pictures - are all right here.

Vilnius's very brief lead was with the help of WNBA neophyte Quanitra Hollingsworth, who scored the first bucket of the game in front of 1100 spectators in Vilnius, Lithuania. Delisha Milton-Jones scored the next point, and scored 10 first quarter points on the way to a 23 point night. (Six Vilnius turnovers in the first quarter didn't help.)

By halftime, Ros Casares had a 44-21 lead. Vilnius had only scored 30 points after 30 minutes.

And just think: this team is without Amaya Valdemoro or new signee Becky Hammon, who has a two-month contract with El Ros.

Let's look at the Four Factors of the game:

Field goal shooting: Ros Casares 55 percent, Vilnius 38 percent. Vilnius was only 2-for-10 from 3-point range.
Turnovers: Ros Casares 19, Vilnius 28. A sloppy game from both sides, but much sloppier for the home team.
Offensive rebound percentage: Ros Casares 22 percent, Vilnius 21 percent. Low rebounding numbers from both sides. Ros Casares only had 27 total rebounds; Vilnius had 24.
Free throws: Ros Casares 10-for-15, Vilnius 6-for-8.

And the individual performances....


Quanitra Hollingsworth: 12 points, 10 rebounds, but five turnovers. 6-for-10 shooting. Holllingsworth was a rookie with the Minnesota Lynx last year.
Renee Montgomery: Montgomery also finished serving her rookie year with the Lynx as well as being named as a prospect for the US Women's National Team. 10 points from Montgomery on 3-for-8 shooting.
Giedre Paugaite: 9 points on 3-for-4 shooting and 3-for-4 from the free throw line.

Ros Casares

Delisha Milton-Jones: A big game for Milton-Jones. 23 points and 5 assists on 9-for-12 shooting.
Erika de Souza: 14 points, 8 rebounds. Four personal fouls.
Anna Montanana: 10 points, 3 assists.
Laia Palau: 9 points, 3 assists.
Belinda Snell: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 5 turnovers.

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