Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Euroleague 8th Finals 1/2009: Ros Casares 81, Prague 70

Erika de Souza is glad to help out Amaya Valdemoro.

With a crowd of 2240 watching in Valencia, it looked like Ros Casares was going to coast to a win by halftime. However, Prague staged a second-half comeback but could not match the first half numbers of El Ros as they fell short to the Spaniards, 81-70.

A game report, a box score, a play-by-play report and a small gallery can all be found right here. Ros Casares moves to the quarter-finals with a win over Prague on Friday.

Ros Casares won each of the first two quarter by at least ten points and had a 52-31 lead at the halftime break. However, El Ros would not break the century mark. Prague outscored Ros Casares in the second half, winning both quarters. A free throw by Charde Houston with 3:41 left in the game closed the gap to 71-62 but Prague would get no closer than eight points to Ros Casares.

Sandra la Drean had 8 points and 8 rebounds for Prague. Ros Casares would have 23 turnovers in this game. Sonja Kireta would have 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Czechs, who had 12 steals.

Five players scored in double figures for Ros Casares, including Delisha Milton-Jones with 14 points and six rebounds. The player of the game was clearly the Beast from Brazil, Erika de Souza:

24 points
11-for-15 shooting
12 rebounds
3 steals
3 blocked shots
28 minutes of play

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