Friday, April 17, 2009

Taranto Sweeps Onward

Suzy Batkovic's Cras Basket Taranto squad completed a two-game sweep of its LegA Femminile quarterfinal series with Thursday's 68-57 win over Pool Comense. Foul trouble limited Batkovic to 20 minutes, though she still packed 11 points and seven boards into that span. Megan Mahoney added 14 as a balanced Taranto scoring attack overcame 17 points from Comense's Brooke Smith.

Meanwhile, they're just wrapping up the regular season in France. On Wednesday, Tarbes and Tanisha Wright met Bourges to decide the regular-season title. With the benefit of home-court advantage, Bourges pulled out the narrow 63-60 win. (.pdf) Wright can say she did everything she could to get her team the win. She scored 31 points on 13-of-26 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists. However, three players combined for 53 of Tarbes' 60 points as the rest of the team struggled. Seven Bourges players scored at least five points, and the superior depth made the slight difference.

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