Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Awards 2010-11
- May 2, 2011
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 1st Team
Sancho Lyttle won impossible: Import Player of the Year and ...Domestic
Player of the Year in Spanish league.
Except first award was last season, when Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines-born center was still considered import player.
But after receiving Spanish citizenship last summer, she played this
year as a domestic player helping Perfumerias win first Superleague,
then regular season championship and finally the pleague play-offs.
Only Spanish cup slipped away for Avenida team.
Lyttle averaged very strong 13.5ppg, 8.4rpg (#4 in league) and 2.0spg
(#3 in league).
She may be also main player of Spanish national team.
Lyttle is joined in the 1st team by Rebekkah Brunson who wins also
Import Player of the Year award.
The other player from championship Perfumerias joining all-LFB 1st team
is Brazilian Erika DeSouza, who is also Defensive Player of the Year.
Both Lyttle (193cm) and DeSouza (197cm) make unstopable center-duo in
The guard positions in 1st team are taken by top scorer in the league
(25.5ppg) Puerto Rican - American Marie Murphy Eshaya from Mariana and
cup winner leader DeWanna Bonner from Rivas.
American Kathryn Douglas who made 2nd team changed also her nationality
to Greek, which makes her Bosman player. However she received the
approval in March, so we consider her the import player as she had that
status for the most of season.
*The players should play at least 18 games to be considered for
Perfumerias is the new LFB champion
- Apr 29, 2011
Finals, Game 2: Ros Casares - Perfumerias
Spanish LFB got a new champion. Perfumerias celebrated 85-90 victory in
Valencia last night sweeping the
defending champ Ros Casares with perfect 2-0 in the Finals. It means
that Perfumerias won the title in Spain after five years. Ros Casares
was dominating since 2006/07 season. Perfumerias already won the
Euroleague title three weeks ago.
The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied
back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the
game 90-85. Perfumerias Avenida dominated on the defensive end, holding
Ros Casares to just 7 points in second quarter. 25 personal fouls
committed by Ros Casares helped opponents get some easy free throw
opportunities. Brazilian center
Erika DeSouza (197-82, agency:
Josep and Nicolas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by
scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. International center
Sancho Lyttle (193-83, college:
Houston) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners.
Five Perfumerias Avenida players scored in double figures. American
Rebekkah Brunson (191-81, college:
Management) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds and her fellow
American import center
Nicky Anosike (190-86, college:
Tennessee) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ros
Perfumerias was the regular season champion with almost perfect 25-1
record. They eliminated Rivas Ecopolis with perfect 2-0 in the Semis Top scorers:
Ros Casares: R.Brunson 26+7reb+2ast, N.Anosike 20+7reb+2ast, M.Fernandez
14+3reb+1ast, K.Douglas 9+6reb+3ast, L.Palau 8+4reb+7ast, E.Lawson-Wade
Perfumerias: E.DeSouza 19+12reb+1ast, S.Lyttle 13+8reb+2ast, A.De Mondt
12+3reb+4ast, S.Dominguez 11+2reb+3ast, A.Torrens 11+4reb+3ast, B.Snell
Halcon Avenida steals the 5th straight title
from Spartak - Apr 10, 2011
FINALSpartak V MR - Perfumerias
Halcon Avenida steals the 5th straight title from Spartak at the
EuroLeague Women Final. Both teams produced another great Final Four
game, while the Spanish squad triumphed with 68:59. Halcon Avenida took
control from the opening quarter and did not allow the defending
champions to recover. The Spanish team grabbed 14:8 lead after 10
minutes adding 16-14 in the second frame. Moreover the third quarter as
well belonged to the new champions as they had 20-16 in it for Marta
Xargay Casademont made it 55:43 and Epiphanny Prince netted two free
throws for 55:45.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin (189-F/C-70, agency:
Josep and Nicolas, college:
St.Edward's) reduced to 55:47 but DeSouza and
Silvia Dominguez (166-G-87) made it 57:48 from the free throw line.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin reduced again to 58:52 and then for 60:54.
Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college:
Houston) and De Mondt were perfect from the line for 64:57 with 1
Silvia Dominguez increased to 66:57 and again
Taj McWilliams-Franklin brought Sparatk back to 7 points. De Mondt
made another two free throws for 68:59 and it became clear at that time
about the winner. That also became the Final score in the game.
Silvia Dominguez paced all the winners with 16 points for the
amazing win. Alba Torrens netted 13, while
Sancho Lyttle collected 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin ended up with 17 points and 11 rebounds in
the losing effort.
Sue Bird (175-G-80, college:
Connecticut) scored 16 and Epiphanny Prince added 12 points.
Spanish Cup and Supercup 2010-11
Spanish Cup final (Jan.9, 2011): CIUDAD ROS CASARES VALENCIA - RIVAS ECOPOLIS 59-63 Spanish Supercup (Oct.8, 2010): CIUDAD ROS CASARES VALENCIA - PERFUMERIAS AVENIDA 72-76
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