Ros Get Away From Taranto

13.01.2010

Ros Casares avenged their first setback in this year's EuroLeague Women by thrashing Cras Basket Taranto 87-59 on Wednesday night in Valencia.

Isma Canto's team, beaten 78-69 by Cras in Italy back on November 8, prevailed to clinch at least a second-place finish in Group A.

It appeared early on that the Spaniards would blow away Cras.

They opened up a 26-11 lead with 7:26 to go in the first half but had the initiative stolen away by the Italians.

Cras went on a 16-1 run over the next three and a half minutes to knot the contest at 27-27.

Laia Palau hit a jump shot for Ros, only for Elodie Godin to tie the game again at 29-29.

Belinda Snell followed with a three-pointer for Ros and this time, they stayed in front for good.

After a Kathy Wambe lay-up for the visitors, Ros got a free-throw by Amaya Valdemoro, two straight jumpers from Laia Palau and two free-throws by Ana Montanana for a 39-31 lead.

Ros Casares then lowered the boom in the third quarter, outscoring Cras 28-13 for an unassailable 67-44 advantage.

Canto's team cruised over the final 10 minutes and still outscored Crash 20-15 for the 28-point triumph.

Valdemoro, who was slowed by injuries before Christmas, scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Valencia club.

Milton-Jones scored 16.

Ros still have a chance of coming in first place in Group A, although it's very unlikely.

At 7-2, they need to win their game next week at home to Galatasaray and have TTT Riga upset UMMC Ekaterinburg (8-1) in Russia.

Rebekkah Brunson and Godin each had 12 points for Cras.

 


RELATED NEWS

Four-Gone Conclusion11.04.2010
De Souza, Ros Casares Thump Wisla09.04.2010
Ros Casares Fend Of Battling Avenida, Roll Into Final Four26.02.2010
Snell The Hero As Ros Casares Ease Past Avenida23.02.2010
Ros Complete Sweep Of ZVVZ In Prague05.02.2010
Prague Fall At Running Ros02.02.2010
Ros Blow Away Shorthanded Galatasaray20.01.2010

Advertisement