Saturday, March 13, 2010

LFB 23/2009 - Ros Casares 93, Gran Canaria 69

The first game of note this Saturday turned out to be a laugher - Gran Canaria was down 27-5 at one point in the first quarter and was down by 23 points at the end of the first half. They never returned to make a contest of it as Ros Casares won 93-69 at home in Valencia. Ros Casares jumps up to 22-1 with just three games left in the regular season. Gran Canaria falls to 10-13 and hangs on to 7th place, still hoping for a run at th post-season - the top eight teams go to the post-season.

The box score is here.

Gran Canaria turned the ball over six times in the first 10 minutes. In the final period, both sides rested their players, thinking about the post-season.

Arina Markotenko and Jaklin Zlatanova each had 15 points for Gran Canaria - even though Zlatanova also had six turnovers. Utah graduate Morgan Wharburton added eight points but also had six turnovers.

Belinda Snell had 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists for Ros Casares. Delisha Milton-Jones led the team with 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. She was the best player of the game, barely edging out Erika de Souza.

How did Erika de Souza fare? Very well:

17 points
8-for-10 shooting
11 rebounds
4 offensive rebounds
5 blocked shots
27 minutes played

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