Alges celebrated victory in Liga Feminina. They defeated AD Vagos 3-1 in the championship series. The decisive victory came on the road 61:59 in the fourth game of the series. Christina Wirth (186-G/F-87, college: Vanderbilt) came up with 24 points and 8 rebounds to pace Alges to a tough victory at the end. Alges held the hosts to just 10 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They posted a 6-point lead at the first intermission. AD Vagos slowly adjusted their game as they narrowed the deficit in the second quarter. The home team trailed by five points at the interval 28:33. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter as Alges ensured a 5-point lead heading into the fourth period. AD Vagos went on a desperate comeback rally in the final frame but came up just short of win at the end. Jennifer Risper (175-G-87, college: Vanderbilt) knocked down 18 points, while Ana Oliveira (176-F-83, college: UTSA) added 10 in the victory. Flavia Santos (187-C-82) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds for AD Vagos. Joana Lopes (185-SF-86) netted 13 points in the loss.
AD Vagos clinch Portuguese Cup title - Mar 4, 2012
AD Vagos - Alges 55:49
AD Vagos claimed the Portuguese Cup trophy. They defeated Alges in the title clash in Vila Real. Flavia Santos (187-C-82) exploded with 24 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. AD Vagos enjoyed a narrow 11:10 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second term. AD Vagos remained in front 27:26 at the interval. AD Vagos pulled in front in the third term. They limited Alges to 8 points in the period to take a 45:34 lead with one quarter remaining. Alges went on a desperate comeback rally in the fourth term cutting the deficit but AD Vagos stayed calm and ran away with the triumph. Ines Faustino (170-G-92) accounted for 9 points, while Joana Lopes (185-SF-86) added 6 points for the winners. Christina Wirth (186-G/F-87, college: Vanderbilt) answered with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Alges. Jennifer Risper (175-G-87, college: Vanderbilt) had 13 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
BoaViagem clinch Federation Cup title - Jan 31, 2012
BoaViagem - AD Vagos 61:58
BoaViagem celebrated the Federation Cup title. They overcame AD Vagos in Alges to clinch the trophy. Corin Adams (170-G-88, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Morgan St.) knocked down 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the winners. She was named the MVP after the game. AD Vagos entered the game aggressively. They established a 21:13 lead after ten minutes of action. But BoaViagem slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. They limited them to just 4 points in the frame and narrowed the gap to a single point 24:25. AD Vagos got some breathing space in the third term. They established a 43:38 advantage with one quarter remaining. But BoaViagem went on a 23:15 run in the fourth stanza and snatched a tough win at the end. Celia Simoes (168-G/F-85) and Lady Comfort (188-C-86, college: Temple) notched 12 points each in the victory. Daniela Domingues (176-G/F-92) accounted for 23 points for AD Vagos. Flavia Santos (187-C-82) notched 14 points in the loss.
AD Vagos edge Alges to clinch Vitor Hugo Cup title - Oct 3, 2011
AD Vagos - Alges 67:54
AD Vagos celebrated the first title of the season. They beat Alges to claim Vitor Hugo Cup title. Clarissa Dos Santos (186-C-88) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners. The teams stayed close throughout the opening frame. They traded baskets to stay leveled at 15 after ten minutes. AD Vagos stiffened their defence in the second period. They limited Alges to just 8 points in the quarter posting a 34:23 halftime lead. AD Vagos maintained the lead throughout the third period. They secured a 12-point buffer with ten minutes to go in the game. AD Vagos did not allow Alges to get within striking distance throughout the fourth quarter celebrating a comfortable win at the end. Daniela Domingues (176-F/G-92) scored 12 points, while Joana Lopes (185-F-86) had 10 points in the win. Christina Wirth (186-G/F-87, college: Vanderbilt) responded with 20 points for Alges. Ana Oliveira (176-F-83, college: UTSA) and Jennifer Risper (175-G-87, college: Vanderbilt) netted 8 points each in the loss.
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