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27.01.2009, 21:30h
27.01.2009, 21:30h
98-53
19 - 1025 - 929 - 1925 - 15
19 - 1025 - 929 - 1925 - 15
Venue: Valencia (ESP) |
Spectators: 1300 |
Referees: Marcello Reatto (ITA), Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Bernard Vassallo (MLT)

GAME REPORT


Ros Casares Defense Kills Off Kosice

Ros Casares blew out Broker Kosice 98-53 in Valencia on Tuesday to get their EuroLeague Women play-off campaign off in style.

Recent signing Candace Wiggins scored 23 points on her European debut for Ros.

Winning coach Isma Cantó has had his team playing an up-tempo game all season and that style wreaked havoc on Kosice, who committed 30 turnovers.

Stefan Svitek, the Maxima Broker Kosice coach, admitted: "They played very well with their transition offense and they scored a lot of points after our mistakes."

Cantó made no apologies for the approach.

"We played as we need to play to win with a lot of intensity on both ends of the court," he said.

"We played hard on defense and this is the best way to win at home.

"This is only the first step to arrive to the Quarter-Finals and it's true that on Friday, the game will be very different."

Ros jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter and had a 44-19 stranglehold on proceedings by half-time.

Delisha Milton-Jones had 18 points, Brazil international Erika 17 and Amaya Valdemoro 17 for Ros.

Team captain Elisa Aguilar didn't score but had 10 assists.

For Kosice, Liron Cohen scored 15 points. She also finished with a game-high six turnovers.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Ros Casares vs. Broker Kosice

Isma Cantó, Ciudad Ros Casares Head Coach

"We played as we need to play to win with a lot of intensity on both ends of the court. We played hard in defense and this is the better way to win at home. This is only the first step to arrive to the Quarter-Final Playoffs and it's true that on Friday the game it will be very different."

Stefan Svitek, Maxima Broker Kosice Head Coach:

"First of all I want to congratulate the local team. They played very well the transitions in offense and they scored a lot of points after our mistakes."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

57.4%

39/68
FG
M/A

32.2%

19/59

62.0%

31/50
FG2P
M/A

29.7%

11/37

44.4%

8/18
FG3P
M/A

36.4%

8/22

57.1%

12/21
FT
M/A

70.0%

7/10

40

11/29
RT
RO/RD

33

11/22

24

AS

10

16

TO

30

20

ST

11

8

BS

1

6

PF

20

98

Pts

53

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