Katie Douglas stole the show, pouring in 27 points as Ros Casares won the opening game of their EuroLeague Women quarter-final series against Bourges Basket, 65-58.
Douglas was in outstanding form, making 9-of-17 (52.9%) from two-point range and 3-of-4 (75%) from three-point land in a virtuoso performance.
It was Douglas who scored seven unanswered points late in the third quarter as Ros Casares finally began to pull clear, turning a 40-39 edge into a 51-41 lead on Rebekkah Brunson's lay-up early in the fourth quarter.
The lead grew to as many as 17, 58-41, on Sonia Reis' lay-up with 6:12 to go, but Bourges put a stop to the rot.
Styliani Kaltsidou nailed a three-pointer as they stemmed the tide.
However, they never again threatened and the scoreline would have looked more lopsided were it not for Kaltsidou's three and Endene Miyern's jump-shot at the end.
With Douglas dominating, Brunson was the only other Ros Casares player to score in double figures, collecting 11 while adding 10 rebounds.
Catherine Joens led Bourges with 18 while Kaltsidou had 10.
Bourges Basket Head Coach Pierre Vicent:
"It had been a very hard match. In the end we lost, but I hope that in Bourges we can win and came back to Valencia another time"
Bourges Basket player Paoline Salagnac:
"I hope that in Bourges, we can win. Tonight we had our chances but in the end we lost"
Ciudad Ros Casares Head Coach Natalia Hejková:
"I'm very satisfied with the team's play in defence and in offense, except in the start of the third quarter. It's the first step to achieve our goal"
Ciudad Ros Casares player Katie Douglas:
"I'm very tired, it has been a very physical match. We should play very concentrated in Bourges if we can win."