Ros Casares60-53

12-16, 23-11, 13-14, 12-12

Gorzow

 

Date: 17.11.2010, 18:45hGroup:  DVenue:   Valencia (ESP) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Emin Mogulkoc (TUR), Pedro Coelho (POR), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU)
TEAM LEADERS
Ros Casares Gorzow
Katie Douglas (16), Rebekkah Brunson (16)PtsKalana Greene (15)
Rebekkah Brunson (11)RebYelena Leuchanka (12)
3 players tied with 2ASSamantha Richards (4)
Rebekkah Brunson (4)STJohannah Leedham (4)
Marta Fernandez (1), Rebekkah Brunson (1)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

17.11.2010
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

17.11.2010
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

Ros Casares Gorzow

Rebekkah Brunson

 

Yelena Leuchanka

16Pts14
11Reb12
0AS0
4ST3
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Ros Casares Gorzow
22/64FG M/A21/59
20/54 (37.0%) FG2P M/A20/46 (43.5%)
2/10 (20.0%) FG3P M/A1/13 (7.7%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A10/13 (76.9%)
42 (15-27) Reb (O-D) 40 (13-27)
8AS7
19TO21
9ST13
2BS3
15PF16
60Pts53

PHOTO GALLERY

ROS CASARES
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Veselá, J. 202/825.02/825.00/00.02/2100.0314213022196
*5Fernandez, M. 303/1127.33/837.50/30.00/00.0134230110116
7Lima, C. 51/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0101000010-32
8Lawson-Wade, E. 170/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022220002110
*9Palau, L. 233/475.03/3100.00/10.01/250.0134031021-47
10Drljaca, L. DNP
11Martinez, N. 161/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.010110003003
*12Brunson, R. 355/1631.35/1631.30/00.06/785.756110441161016
*13Fröhlich, L. 202/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0011021031-124
*15Douglas, K. 335/1338.54/1040.01/333.35/683.3145130024316
TEAM/COACH27910
TOTAL22/ 6434.420/ 5437.02/ 1020.014/1782.415274281992151660
GORZOW
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Dzwigalska, K. 150/30.00/00.00/30.00/00.0022100010120
*5Richards, S. 251/333.31/250.00/10.00/20.0325430014-192
7Skobel, A. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010010-90
*8Zurowska, J. 253/1127.33/1030.00/10.02/2100.0112042042-238
9Chaliburda, A. DNP
*10Greene, K. 376/1346.25/1145.51/250.02/2100.0033113112-115
*11Leuchanka, Y. 337/1353.87/1258.30/10.00/00.03912043112714
*13Leedham, J. 344/1428.64/944.40/50.02/366.7189124023-210
14Kaczmarczyk, A. 180/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0123031131142
15Piekarska, I. 70/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000000021-142
TEAM/COACH40430
TOTAL21/ 5935.620/ 4643.51/ 137.710/1376.9132740721133161553
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Ros Casares Gorzow

Rebekkah Brunson

 

Yelena Leuchanka

16Pts14
11Reb12
0AS0
4ST3
1BS1
35Min33

TEAM STATS

Ros Casares Gorzow
22/64FG M/A21/59
20/54 (37.0%) FG2P M/A20/46 (43.5%)
2/10 (20.0%) FG3P M/A1/13 (7.7%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A10/13 (76.9%)
42 (15-27) Reb (O-D) 40 (13-27)
8AS7
19TO21
9ST13
2BS3
15PF16
60Pts53

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeROS CASARESScoreGORZOW
09:55   11 Y. Leuchanka Turnover (Travelling)
09:4013 L. Fröhlich 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
09:26   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
09:2413 L. Fröhlich Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   11 Y. Leuchanka Foul drawn
09:21 0 - 2 10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 S. Richards
08:5912 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
08:45 Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2913 L. Fröhlich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 2 
08:239 L. Palau Steal   5 S. Richards Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:185 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 L. Palau 
  
08:109 L. Palau Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:5312 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3015 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 4 - 2 
07:21 4 - 4 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 S. Richards
07:035 M. Fernandez Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 J. Zurowska Steal
06:59   5 S. Richards Turnover (Travelling)
06:4312 R. Brunson Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 K. Greene Steal
06:3915 K. Douglas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   10 K. Greene Foul drawn
06:39 4 - 5 10 K. Greene Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:39 4 - 6 10 K. Greene Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:265 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 6 
06:18 6 - 8 8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 S. Richards
06:0712 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
05:58 6 - 10 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:58Timeout   
05:4012 R. Brunson Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 J. Leedham Steal
05:30 6 - 12 8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 K. Greene
05:035 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 K. Douglas 
  
04:445 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
04:449 L. Palau Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   5 S. Richards Foul drawn
04:44   Substitution: 5 S. Richards out,
4 K. Dzwigalska in
04:41   8 J. Zurowska Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:285 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Fernandez 
  
04:24   Substitution: 8 J. Zurowska out,
14 A. Kaczmarczyk in
04:099 L. Palau Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Steal
03:59 Def. Rebound   11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:5913 L. Fröhlich Foul drawn   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
03:59Substitution: 9 L. Palau out,
8 E. Lawson in 
  
03:3613 L. Fröhlich Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 Y. Leuchanka Steal
03:338 E. Lawson Def. Rebound   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1912 R. Brunson Foul drawn   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
03:1212 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
03:0115 K. Douglas Def. Rebound   4 K. Dzwigalska 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:3915 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 8 - 12 
02:23   13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:
02:13   13 J. Leedham 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Y. Leuchanka
02:10 8 - 14 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:565 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 K. Dzwigalska Def. Rebound
01:3813 L. Fröhlich Steal   13 J. Leedham Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:3015 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
01:15 8 - 16 10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:4915 K. Douglas Foul drawn   13 J. Leedham Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
00:49   Substitution: 4 K. Dzwigalska out,
5 S. Richards in
00:49   Substitution: 11 Y. Leuchanka out,
7 A. Skobel in
00:49   Substitution: 13 J. Leedham out,
8 J. Zurowska in
00:49   Substitution: 14 A. Kaczmarczyk out,
15 I. Piekarska in
00:4915 K. Douglas Free throw MADE(1/2) 9 - 16 
00:4915 K. Douglas Free throw MADE(2/2) 10 - 16 
00:3612 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:49Substitution: 13 L. Fröhlich out,
4 J. Veselá in 
  
00:124 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 J. Veselá 
  
00:048 E. Lawson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 R. Brunson 
  
00:0412 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 12 - 16 
00:03   5 S. Richards 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 S. Richards
TimeROS CASARESScoreGORZOW
10:00   Substitution: 10 K. Greene out,
13 J. Leedham in
09:564 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 R. Brunson 
  
09:4912 R. Brunson Foul drawn   15 I. Piekarska Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:4912 R. Brunson Free throw missed(1/2)   
09:4912 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(2/2) 13 - 16 
09:434 J. Veselá Steal   7 A. Skobel Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:3915 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 E. Lawson 
15 - 16 
09:29 Def. Rebound   7 A. Skobel 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5015 K. Douglas Foul drawn   7 A. Skobel Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:50Timeout   
08:50   Substitution: 7 A. Skobel out,
10 K. Greene in
08:50   Substitution: 15 I. Piekarska out,
11 Y. Leuchanka in
08:5015 K. Douglas Free throw MADE(1/2) 16 - 16 
08:505 M. Fernandez assist   
08:5015 K. Douglas Free throw MADE(2/2) 17 - 16 
08:32   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 J. Leedham
08:2812 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
08:044 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 4 J. Veselá 
  11 Y. Leuchanka Block
08:04 Turnover (24 secs)   
07:53   8 J. Zurowska Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:375 M. Fernandez Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 Y. Leuchanka Steal
07:33   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:33 Def. Rebound   
07:1215 K. Douglas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Fernandez 
20 - 16 
06:555 M. Fernandez Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   13 J. Leedham Foul drawn
06:55Substitution: 12 R. Brunson out,
7 C. Lima in 
  
06:55 20 - 17 13 J. Leedham Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:55 20 - 18 13 J. Leedham Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:434 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
06:30 20 - 20 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:104 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 22 - 20 
05:528 E. Lawson assist   
05:458 E. Lawson Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:4015 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 20 
05:30 24 - 22 13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:195 M. Fernandez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 J. Veselá 
  
05:108 E. Lawson Foul drawn   8 J. Zurowska Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:10Substitution: 5 M. Fernandez out,
11 N. Martinez in 
  
05:10   Substitution: 8 J. Zurowska out,
7 A. Skobel in
05:10   Substitution: 13 J. Leedham out,
14 A. Kaczmarczyk in
05:104 J. Veselá Foul drawn   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
04:5315 K. Douglas Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:45   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:394 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 S. Richards Def. Rebound
04:367 C. Lima Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   5 S. Richards Foul drawn
04:36Substitution: 8 E. Lawson out,
9 L. Palau in 
  
04:36   Substitution: 5 S. Richards out,
4 K. Dzwigalska in
04:24 24 - 25 10 K. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Dzwigalska
04:1015 K. Douglas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
03:569 L. Palau Def. Rebound   4 K. Dzwigalska 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:477 C. Lima 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 C. Lima 
  
03:477 C. Lima 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
03:319 L. Palau Def. Rebound   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:097 C. Lima 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 26 - 25 
03:094 J. Veselá assist   
02:27 Def. Rebound   10 K. Greene 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:16Substitution: 7 C. Lima out,
5 M. Fernandez in 
  
02:16Substitution: 15 K. Douglas out,
12 R. Brunson in 
  
02:16   Substitution: 4 K. Dzwigalska out,
5 S. Richards in
02:16   Substitution: 10 K. Greene out,
8 J. Zurowska in
02:16   Substitution: 11 Y. Leuchanka out,
13 J. Leedham in
02:16   Substitution: 14 A. Kaczmarczyk out,
15 I. Piekarska in
02:1612 R. Brunson Foul drawn   15 I. Piekarska Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:1612 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(1/2) 27 - 25 
02:1612 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(2/2) 28 - 25 
02:03   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 J. Zurowska
01:5812 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   5 S. Richards 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:5011 N. Martinez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 25 
01:094 J. Veselá Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   8 J. Zurowska Foul drawn
01:09Substitution: 4 J. Veselá out,
13 L. Fröhlich in 
  
01:09 31 - 26 8 J. Zurowska Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:09 31 - 27 8 J. Zurowska Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:5612 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
00:50   8 J. Zurowska Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:48   Substitution: 7 A. Skobel out,
10 K. Greene in
00:4613 L. Fröhlich 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 33 - 27 
00:3611 N. Martinez Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   5 S. Richards Foul drawn
00:33   13 J. Leedham 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
00:29 Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:06Timeout   
00:009 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 27 
TimeROS CASARESScoreGORZOW
10:00   Substitution: 15 I. Piekarska out,
11 Y. Leuchanka in
10:00Substitution: 5 M. Fernandez out,
15 K. Douglas in 
  
09:4611 N. Martinez Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   13 J. Leedham Foul drawn
09:4212 R. Brunson Steal   13 J. Leedham Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:3013 L. Fröhlich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 R. Brunson 
  
09:2712 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 37 - 27 
09:16   8 J. Zurowska 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 S. Richards
09:04 37 - 29 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 S. Richards
08:4212 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 N. Martinez 
  
08:2812 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 R. Brunson 
  
08:2512 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 39 - 29 
08:2512 R. Brunson Foul drawn   8 J. Zurowska Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:2512 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(1/1) 40 - 29 
08:05 40 - 31 5 S. Richards 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:4412 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
07:399 L. Palau Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   5 S. Richards Foul drawn
07:39   5 S. Richards Free throw missed(1/2)
07:3912 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   5 S. Richards Free throw missed(2/2)
07:219 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 31 
07:0212 R. Brunson Steal   8 J. Zurowska Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:5612 R. Brunson Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 J. Leedham Steal
06:50   13 J. Leedham 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
06:47   Substitution: 5 S. Richards out,
4 K. Dzwigalska in
06:47   Substitution: 8 J. Zurowska out,
14 A. Kaczmarczyk in
06:40 42 - 33 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:2012 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
06:13 42 - 35 13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:1311 N. Martinez Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   13 J. Leedham Foul drawn
06:13Timeout   
06:1313 L. Fröhlich Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham Free throw missed(1/1)
05:5411 N. Martinez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 K. Greene Def. Rebound
05:3012 R. Brunson Def. Rebound   11 Y. Leuchanka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:1112 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Dzwigalska Def. Rebound
04:53   11 Y. Leuchanka Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:53Substitution: 13 L. Fröhlich out,
4 J. Veselá in 
  
04:53Substitution: 11 N. Martinez out,
5 M. Fernandez in 
  
04:53   Substitution: 10 K. Greene out,
8 J. Zurowska in
04:53Substitution: 9 L. Palau out,
8 E. Lawson in 
  
04:3815 K. Douglas Foul drawn   11 Y. Leuchanka Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:3512 R. Brunson Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 Y. Leuchanka Steal
04:215 M. Fernandez Def. Rebound   11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:16Timeout   
04:16   Substitution: 4 K. Dzwigalska out,
5 S. Richards in
04:16   Substitution: 11 Y. Leuchanka out,
10 K. Greene in
04:16   Substitution: 13 J. Leedham out,
15 I. Piekarska in
04:0212 R. Brunson Foul drawn   8 J. Zurowska Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:508 E. Lawson Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 J. Zurowska Steal
03:45 42 - 37 8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:244 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 K. Greene Def. Rebound
03:1615 K. Douglas Def. Rebound   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0615 K. Douglas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 J. Zurowska Def. Rebound
02:5915 K. Douglas Def. Rebound   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:394 J. Veselá 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 44 - 37 
02:2312 R. Brunson Steal   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:185 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 46 - 37 
02:1215 K. Douglas assist   
01:564 J. Veselá Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   15 I. Piekarska Foul drawn
01:56   Substitution: 8 J. Zurowska out,
13 J. Leedham in
01:56 46 - 38 15 I. Piekarska Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:56 46 - 39 15 I. Piekarska Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:56   Substitution: 15 I. Piekarska out,
11 Y. Leuchanka in
01:288 E. Lawson Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 K. Greene Steal
01:11   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:5012 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 48 - 39 
00:30 48 - 41 10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:245 M. Fernandez Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 J. Leedham Steal
00:175 M. Fernandez Block
5 M. Fernandez Def. Rebound 
  13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:015 M. Fernandez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeROS CASARESScoreGORZOW
10:00   Substitution: 14 A. Kaczmarczyk out,
8 J. Zurowska in
09:475 M. Fernandez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 50 - 41 
09:36   10 K. Greene Turnover (Travelling)
09:1715 K. Douglas Foul drawn   10 K. Greene Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:1715 K. Douglas Free throw missed(1/2)   
09:1715 K. Douglas Free throw MADE(2/2) 51 - 41 
08:59 51 - 43 11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:488 E. Lawson Foul drawn   5 S. Richards Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:458 E. Lawson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
08:2615 K. Douglas Def. Rebound   13 J. Leedham 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:1612 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Veselá 
53 - 43 
07:544 J. Veselá Def. Rebound   8 J. Zurowska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4415 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
07:44Substitution: 8 E. Lawson out,
9 L. Palau in 
  
07:3015 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound
07:2212 R. Brunson Steal   11 Y. Leuchanka Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:2015 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 S. Richards Def. Rebound
07:084 J. Veselá Steal   5 S. Richards Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:084 J. Veselá Foul drawn   8 J. Zurowska Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
07:084 J. Veselá Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 43 
07:084 J. Veselá Free throw MADE(2/2) 55 - 43 
06:594 J. Veselá Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:42   11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 S. Richards
06:34    Turnover (24 secs)
06:159 L. Palau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 R. Brunson 
  
05:5415 K. Douglas Turnover (Out of bounds)   
05:54Substitution: 15 K. Douglas out,
11 N. Martinez in 
  
05:54   Substitution: 5 S. Richards out,
4 K. Dzwigalska in
05:4212 R. Brunson Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   8 J. Zurowska Foul drawn
05:3712 R. Brunson Block   11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
05:25   11 Y. Leuchanka Off. Rebound
05:224 J. Veselá Steal   11 Y. Leuchanka Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:169 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 57 - 43 
04:50   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 Y. Leuchanka
04:46    Turnover (24 secs)
04:46   Substitution: 8 J. Zurowska out,
14 A. Kaczmarczyk in
04:46Substitution: 4 J. Veselá out,
13 L. Fröhlich in 
  
04:3212 R. Brunson Foul drawn   13 J. Leedham Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
04:3212 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(1/2) 58 - 43 
04:3211 N. Martinez assist   
04:3212 R. Brunson Free throw MADE(2/2) 59 - 43 
04:18   11 Y. Leuchanka 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 A. Kaczmarczyk
04:1613 L. Fröhlich Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Foul drawn
04:16 59 - 44 14 A. Kaczmarczyk Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:16 59 - 45 14 A. Kaczmarczyk Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:0213 L. Fröhlich Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
13 L. Fröhlich Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  11 Y. Leuchanka Foul drawn
03:385 M. Fernandez Def. Rebound   14 A. Kaczmarczyk 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1212 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 K. Greene Def. Rebound
03:06 59 - 47 10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:455 M. Fernandez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Def. Rebound
02:39Substitution: 5 M. Fernandez out,
15 K. Douglas in 
  
02:32    Turnover (8 secs)
02:1415 K. Douglas Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 J. Leedham Steal
02:09 59 - 49 10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 J. Leedham
02:09Timeout   
01:5215 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 A. Kaczmarczyk Def. Rebound
01:439 L. Palau Def. Rebound   10 K. Greene 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:369 L. Palau Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 K. Greene Steal
01:27 Def. Rebound   4 K. Dzwigalska 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0615 K. Douglas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   10 K. Greene Block
13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
01:0415 K. Douglas Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   10 K. Greene Foul drawn
01:04Substitution: 15 K. Douglas out,
5 M. Fernandez in 
  
00:55 59 - 51 13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:3613 L. Fröhlich 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:  
  14 A. Kaczmarczyk Block
00:3012 R. Brunson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 J. Leedham Def. Rebound
00:19 59 - 53 13 J. Leedham 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:109 L. Palau Foul drawn   4 K. Dzwigalska Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
00:109 L. Palau Free throw MADE(1/2) 60 - 53 
00:109 L. Palau Free throw missed(2/2)   11 Y. Leuchanka Def. Rebound

Accumulated statistics

Ros Casares Gorzow
22/64FG M/A21/59
20/54 (37.0%) FG2P M/A20/46 (43.5%)
2/10 (20.0%) FG3P M/A1/13 (7.7%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A10/13 (76.9%)
42 (15-27) Reb (O-D) 40 (13-27)
8AS7
19TO21
9ST13
2BS3
15PF16
60Pts53

top performers

Ros Casares Gorzow

Rebekkah Brunson

 

Yelena Leuchanka

16Pts14
11Reb12
0AS0
4ST3
1BS1
35Min33
Ros Casares Gorzow 2-0
Ros Casares - Gorzow 60-53
17.11.2010, Valencia (ESP)
Gorzow - Ros Casares 52-86
12.01.2011, Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL)

GAME PREVIEW

17.11.2010
Game Of The Week: Ros Casares VS KSSSE ASZ-PWSZ Gorzow

By Paul Nilsen

5. Samantha Richards (Gorzow), 35. Cheryl Ford (Frisco Sika Brno)
Australian floor general Samantha Richards has shown solid performances for Gorzow so far

On paper, this might be considered as something of a mismatch between a bona-fide EuroLeague Women powerhouse who finished as last years runners-up and a club playing in only their second campaign at the elite level in their history.

Consequently anything other than a comfortable home win would arguably represent something of a surprise.

The good news is that Gorzow are more than capable of springing that surprise. While having won only once this season, they were in good positions to win both in Bourges and at home to the ambitious Schio. They arrive in Valencia in an upbeat mood having built on their opening Euroleague Women win last week by inflicting a first domestic defeat of the season on Wisla Can-Pack at the weekend.

That will have pleased Coach Dariusz Maciejewski who is another big bonus for Gorzow with the play-caller using all of his experiences with the Poland National Team to guide the club through this second EuroLeague Women season. Gorzow play tenacious defence and pressure the ball which is indicative of their status as a young and hungry team.

Whether their attributes are genuinely sufficient to derail the newly revamped Ros Casares remains to be seen. Barring their hiccup against Salamanca in the SuperCup the hosts have started the season very strongly and I guess that is not exactly surprising with a roster packed with established EuroLeague Women and WNBA talent.

After deciding to rebuild in the summer, there was suddenly pressure of a different kind to emerge - pressure to get it right. So far, Coach Fernandez and the players have made a great first impression and things look good but Gorzow represent a banana skin in waiting if they aren't focused on the task in hand.


The Form - Ros Casares remain unbeaten both in EuroLeague Women and Liga Femenina. They claimed wins against Nadezhda and Beretta-Famila Schio on the road and a hoime victory against Bourges Basket. They are 8-0 in domestic competition and neck and neck with arch rivals Halcon Avenida. Gorzow meanwhile have a win against Frisco Sika Brno in their last game. They lost in Bourges and were narrowly beaten at home to Schio. They have made a strong start in the Polish league and are 8-1 joint top with Wisla Can-Pack.

Perimeter & Penetration - Gorzow will rely heavily on Samantha Richards, Kalana Greene and Johannah Leedham to provide the firepower from the backcourt and on the wings. Aussie Richards will pull the strings from the point guard spot while Greene and Leedham can both do a little bit of everything with the latter a big danger from the arc. Having said that, neither have quite reached their true shooting potential in the first three games with Greene only making forty percent inside and Leedham a mediocre 36 percent from outside. Both rookie players, they will get better and for now, a large onus will be placed on Richards to get the ball to them in good positions although the guard herself can make plays and score. However the trio will have their work cut out against the main quartet of Marta Fernandez, Katie Douglas Edwige Lawson-Wade and Laia Palau. The first three are all averaging double digits with Fernandez her usual all action self, Douglas (if fit) an ever present danger, Lawson Wade providing the three-point threat and Palau orchestrating the offence.

Supercopa 2010 - Ros Casares, Rebekkah Brunson
Rebekkah Brunson has been everything she promised so far for Ros Casares, leading the team in points and rebounds

In The Paint - Yelena Leuchanka is a classy player who is so strong inside for Gorzow and you have to always respect anyone who is a FIBA World Championship for Women All Star. She is averaging a near season double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds during the first three games of the season although that has not been achieved as efficiently as she might have liked considering her talent level. Justyna Zurowska meanwhile has been below par this season although center Izabela Piekarska has been enjoying one of her best campaigns to date. Gorzow will come up against a Ros Casares frontcourt dominated by the irrepressible Rebekkah Brunson who is lighting it up again this year. She is helped out by German National Team star Linda Fröhlich (although she is doubtful with a back problem), WNBA champion Jana Vesela, Nuria Martinez, Cindy Lima and Ljubica Drljaca. However the other main danger in the paint this season is likely to be Nicky Anosike who returned from injury last week having missed the start of the season. While she is unlikely to make a serious impact in this game as she finds her way back to form (as evidenced by 1 of 7 against Schio) she is definitely a reference player for Ros in the medium to long term of this tournament.

The Hot Hands - On face value, Yelena Leuchanka is a candidate as top scorer and rebounder for Gorzow but read the small print and you realise she is shooting less than forty percent although this will surely get even better as the season progresses. The Gorzow hot hand therefore is arguably Izabela Piekarska who has averaged over 8 points and almost 6 rebounds in just 13 minutes this season which is terrific for any coach. There is only one true hot hand for Ros Casares and that is Rebekkah Brunson who has been awesome this season since she hot footed her way to Valencia from Taranto. Her raw power and talent are driving forces which have resulted in her claiming 18 points and almost 10 rebounds per game but as if to underline just how good she has been - she also leads the team in steals too. Not bad for a power forward!

The ‘X Factors' - For Gorzow to have a real chance of an upset, they have to obviously shoot the ball better than they have done all season which has been mediocre at very best and also hope Ros Casares have an off night - specifically Rebekkah Brunson. Importantly Gorzow are the top of the steals chart in EuroLeague Women and they have to use that to their advantage by keeping the pressure on Ros Casares. Rebounding will be as important as ever since if they allow the home team to dominate it will be a long night. The biggest factor could be the mental attitude of Gorzow. There are few more intimidating prospects in EuroLeague Women than playing Ros Casares on their home floor and if they do start falling behind they have to dig deep, stay composed and keep believing. A good start could be essential for the visitors to keep confidence levels high after last weeks win against Brno and the weekend success against Wisla Can Pack!

Rising Star Watch - While Ros Casares prefer experience on their roster, watch out for two young Polish players for Gorzow - both forwards, both called Agnieszka and both 21 years old! Agnieszka Skobel has played over 16 minutes per game so far this season in the tournament and managed a couple of baskets in each game while namesake Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk has done even better with 5 points per game in as little as 13 minutes although that was down mainly to an excellent 9 points off 4 of 5 shooting against Brno last time out.

Did You Know? - Agnieszka Skobel has scored four points in all three games she has played this season.

Fighting For Fitness - Linda Fröhlich is struggling with back spasms for Ros Casares while Katie Douglas has had a foot injury.

What They Say
FIBA World Championship for Women All Star and Gorzow main hope Yelena Leuchanka: "We had two very tough losses where I felt like we should have won but I guess you learn by your mistakes! Right now we just taking a game at a time and trying to play consistent basketball, learn from previous mistakes and win some more games. For Gorzow it's their second year in EuroLeague Women so our goal is to get out of the group! It's about taking a step at a time. For the upcoming game in Valencia, it's definitely going to be a tough one. They are a great team and are always one of the best in EuroLeague Women. Playing there is a tough place to play! Rebounding and defending are going to be the keys for the game while making shots will help! I came to the team late but we are finally finding some chemistry with each other so I think it will just get better each game!"

Experienced German National Team and Ros Casares star Linda Fröhlich:"Thus far, our season has been right on pace but we are still finding our way on the court. We are a work in progress but the good thing is that we are all professionals and genuinely want what is best for each other and the team. Gorzow will be a tough challenge for us. They are strong young talented group with a lot of fight in them. I look forward to the challenge that they present."

Great Britain and Gorzow EuroLeague Women rookie Johannah Leedham: "We recently just captured our first win in EuroLeague Women which is great for us. Our other games have been very close but we just haven't been able to pull it out down the stretch which has been a bit disappointing. Everything is starting to come together for us as a team, and I feel as though we get better with each game. Our next game is going to be a very tough challenge since Ros Casares is a great team but our own team is full of competitors so I know everyone is looking forward to this challenge."

Ros Casares Gorzow 2-0
Ros Casares - Gorzow 60-53
17.11.2010, Valencia (ESP)
Gorzow - Ros Casares 52-86
12.01.2011, Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL)