Life without Amaya Valdemoro and Rosi Sanchez is not looking rosy for Ros Casares, who were given a rude introduction to this year's EuroLeague Women on Wednesday at home against
With their two veterans having departed for new clubs - Valdemoro left for champions Volgaburmash in the summer while Sanchez signed for Coconuda Maddaloni - the Spaniards entered the EuroLeague campaign with a lot of questions, and they had no answers in their opener against Pecs of Hungary, who outclassed them 77-64.
A powerful performance from Russian side Samara was too much for Valencia in their EuroLeague Women quarter-final play-off series. Samara simply had too much firepower for Valencia and powered their way to a 45-75 victory and a first Final Four appearance.
Samara continued their imperious EuroLeague Women season with victory in game 1 of their quarter-final play-off series with Ros Casares Valencia.
The Russian side have been particularly strong in Samara, and other than a 66-60 overtime win against Gdynia, have won their home games by an average margin of 43 points.
Chamique Holdsclaw firmly believes Ros Casares have a chance to grab some silverware this season.
The 27-year-old small forward has played a starring role with the Valencia club, who are making excellent progress in the FIBA EuroLeague Women and in Spain's Liga Femenina.
ROS CASARES VALENCIA
|Pabellon Municipal Fuente de San Luis|
Avda. Hermanos Maristas, 16, 46013 Valencia, ESP
Tel: +34 (96) 373 76 61
Fax: +34 (96) 334 49 61
c/ Menendez y Pelayo 19, 46010 Valencia, ESP
Tel: +34 (96) 398 32 30
Fax: +34 (96) 398 32 34
Pabellón Fuente de San Luis,
Av.Hermanos Maristas 16
, 46013 Valencia, ESP
+34 (96) 316 11 52
+34 (96) 316 11 01
President: German Ros Garcia
General Manager: Carme Lluveras i Puig
Manager: David Rausell
Press contact: Andrea Garcia Ordinana