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Group:  D | 17.11.2010, 18:45h
Group:  D | 17.11.2010, 18:45h
60-53
12 - 1623 - 1113 - 1412 - 12
12 - 1623 - 1113 - 1412 - 12
Venue: Valencia (ESP) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Emin Mogulkoc (TUR), Pedro Coelho (POR), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Ros Grind Out Win Over Gorzow

Ros Casares didn't shoot well and they turned the ball over 19 times yet still managed to beat a good Gorzow team in Valencia on Wednesday night. Making just 20 of 54 shots (37%) inside the arc and two of 10 (20%) beyond it, Ros beat the visitors from Poland, 60-53.

The Spanish did do something well.

They forced Gorzow into even more turnovers, 21, and held them to 21 of 59 (35.6%) shooting overall.

In other words, Ros were the better side in a game that was dominated by defense.

Gorzow held Ros to just six points for more than nine minutes at the start of the game.

A Kalana Greene jumper with 1:15 to go in the opening frame gave the visitors a 16-6 lead.

Ros stole the moment right at the end of the first period, though, with two Katie Douglas free-throws and a Rebekkah Brunson tip-in to trail 16-12.

They continued the run in the second quarter when a Katie Douglas three-pointer capped the spurt and made it 20-16.

A Greene three-pointer would put Gorzow back in front at 25-24 with 4:24 left in the half.

Cindy Lima responded with a lay-up, however, and that was followed by two Brunson free-throws and a Nuria Martinez three-ball which put the hosts in front to stay.

They took a 35-27 lead to half-time.

Ros went in front by 11 in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth before settling for a seven-point win.

Brunson and Douglas each had 16 points for Ros while Gorzow received 14 points and 12 rebounds from their Belarus superstar center, Yelena Leuchanka.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Ros Casares vs. Gorzow

Jordi Fernández, Ciudad Ros Casares coach:
"Gorzow is a team that always go out to win, they are not easy. Although I liked the way we played on defense, we started the game with too much anxiety and that is something we must improve for the next games."

Dariusz Maciejewski, KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow Coach:
"We played pretty well and the point difference is not too wide in spite of having some problems in offense. We`ve done a good job, but Ciudad Ros Casares were better."

Núria Martínez, Ciudad Ros Casares player:
"This has been a decisive victory to remain first in the classification, although it is true that it was hard-earned. But in the end we achieved our goal."

Yelena Leuchanka,KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow player:
"Ciudad Ros Casares is a great team, they play hard every time. Our fight was good although it was not enough to win, but we have to continue working, because it`s only our second season in Europe and I think we could make a great things together with this team."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

34.4%

22/64
FG
M/A

35.6%

21/59

37.0%

20/54
FG2P
M/A

43.5%

20/46

20.0%

2/10
FG3P
M/A

7.7%

1/13

82.4%

14/17
FT
M/A

76.9%

10/13

42

15/27
RT
RO/RD

40

13/27

8

AS

7

19

TO

21

9

ST

13

2

BS

3

15

PF

16

60

Pts

53

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