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Group:  A | 13.01.2010, 20:30h
Group:  A | 13.01.2010, 20:30h
87-59
18 - 1121 - 2028 - 1320 - 15
18 - 1121 - 2028 - 1320 - 15
Venue: Valencia (ESP) |
Spectators: 1400 |
Referees: Milan Brziak (SVK), Bernard Vassallo (MLT), Carole Delauné (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Ros Get Away From Taranto

Ros Casares avenged their first setback in this year's EuroLeague Women by thrashing Cras Basket Taranto 87-59 on Wednesday night in Valencia.

Isma Canto's team, beaten 78-69 by Cras in Italy back on November 8, prevailed to clinch at least a second-place finish in Group A.

It appeared early on that the Spaniards would blow away Cras.

They opened up a 26-11 lead with 7:26 to go in the first half but had the initiative stolen away by the Italians.

Cras went on a 16-1 run over the next three and a half minutes to knot the contest at 27-27.

Laia Palau hit a jump shot for Ros, only for Elodie Godin to tie the game again at 29-29.

Belinda Snell followed with a three-pointer for Ros and this time, they stayed in front for good.

After a Kathy Wambe lay-up for the visitors, Ros got a free-throw by Amaya Valdemoro, two straight jumpers from Laia Palau and two free-throws by Ana Montanana for a 39-31 lead.

Ros Casares then lowered the boom in the third quarter, outscoring Cras 28-13 for an unassailable 67-44 advantage.

Canto's team cruised over the final 10 minutes and still outscored Crash 20-15 for the 28-point triumph.

Valdemoro, who was slowed by injuries before Christmas, scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Valencia club.

Milton-Jones scored 16.

Ros still have a chance of coming in first place in Group A, although it's very unlikely.

At 7-2, they need to win their game next week at home to Galatasaray and have TTT Riga upset UMMC Ekaterinburg (8-1) in Russia.

Rebekkah Brunson and Godin each had 12 points for Cras.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Ros Casares vs. Cras Basket Taranto

Isma Cantó, Ciudad Ros Casares coach:
"The key of the game was in our defense. We worked very hard and they had a lot of problems to take shots from good positions. We want only victory from our game against Galatasaray next Wednesday. We are looking to close the Regular Season finishing among the best teams in the EuroLeague to secure ourselves an easier road to the Final Four."

Roberto Ricchini, Cras Basket Taranto coach:
"We can't talk about the game because the score speaks for itself. They were very good in defense. The game in Valencia was very different than the game in Taranto. There they played without Amaya Valdemoro and we played with more intensity. I think that Ciudad Ros Casares can compete with Spartak and Ekaterinburg for the EuroLeague title."

Accumulated statistics

54.1%

33/61
FG
M/A

38.7%

24/62

58.3%

21/36
FG2P
M/A

45.8%

22/48

48.0%

12/25
FG3P
M/A

14.3%

2/14

64.3%

9/14
FT
M/A

81.8%

9/11

39

9/30
RT
RO/RD

29

8/21

22

AS

9

16

TO

16

9

ST

6

3

BS

1

13

PF

16

87

Pts

59

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