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25.02.2011, 19:00h
25.02.2011, 19:00h
58-63
7 - 1820 - 1415 - 1216 - 19
7 - 1820 - 1415 - 1216 - 19
Venue: Bourges (FRA) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Carmelo Lo Guzzo (ITA), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Toni Rodriguez (GER)

GAME REPORT


Ros Are Final Four Bound

Ros Casares are headed back to the EuroLeague Women Final Four after beating Bourges 63-58 on Friday night.

Katie Douglas took center stage again for the Spanish outfit, leading all scorers in the contest with 24 points.

Douglas, who had 27 in Tuesday's 65-58 Quarter-Final Game 1 triumph, also had nine rebounds and a game-high three steals.

Unlike the opener, when Bourges charged back from a 16-point deficit and pulled to within one, Pierre Vincent's side managed to claw their way back from 13 points down and go in front.

Endene Miyem knotted the game at 44-44  early in the fourth quarter and then Ros guard Edwige Lawson-Wade was called for an unsportsmanlike foul on Ilona Burgrova.

She only made one of two free-throws to put Bourges in front, but while keeping possession they did not pad the lead.

Instead, Cindy Lima went to the other end and had a three-point play for Ros Casares, who then got baskets by Laia Palau and Douglas.

Emmeline Ndongue hit two free-throws for Bourges as they closed to within 51-47, but Douglas would go on to score seven more points with the Spanish team going in front by as many as 11 before settling for a five-point triumph.

Ros Casares got five points, seven rebounds and three assists for their floor leader, Laia Palau - a former player at Bourges.

They will now take on Spanish rivals Halcon Avenida in the Final Four.

Ros lost in last year's title game at home to Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje, who have also earned a trip to the Final Four.

Bourges got 20 points from Catherine Joens and 16 from Ndongue.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Bourges vs. Ros Casares Valencia

Pierre Vincent, Bourges coach:

"I am unhappy, firstly because of my team and secondly becase the referees were not consistent during the game and it was impossible [for us] to understand how to play. The team was not patient enough and lost too many balls. But I'm very proud of the team as this loss came against Valencia, which is a very important and athletic team, with a really high level and intensity of basketball."

Endene Miyem, Bourges player:

"I am disappointed as are all of the team. We made too many mistakes and we lost the game because of them. Valencia have a very hard defense."

Natalia Hejkova, Ros Casares coach:

"I'm very happy to win at Bourges, which is never an easy play to do so, and that it happened in this very game. The team was more focused in defense and when you have more dangerous players [on court] the results are coming."

Laia Palau, Ros Casares player:

"This game was physically very difficult; both teams seem to be tired at the end. Even if they trailed for most of the game Bourges always camee back again and again, but we had more experienced players and we were more confident."

Accumulated statistics

30.4%

17/56
FG
M/A

37.5%

24/64

32.4%

12/37
FG2P
M/A

38.0%

19/50

26.3%

5/19
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

82.6%

19/23
FT
M/A

58.8%

10/17

45

14/31
RT
RO/RD

35

12/23

9

AS

7

20

TO

10

3

ST

7

1

BS

2

17

PF

22

58

Pts

63

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