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Group:  B | 27.11.2013, 20:00h
Group:  B | 27.11.2013, 20:00h
71-69
16 - 819 - 2420 - 1616 - 21
16 - 819 - 2420 - 1616 - 21
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Keith Williams (ENG), Paulo Marques (POR), Igor Poljansek (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Fight Off Nadezhda

35. Angel McCoughtry (Fenerbahce)
Angel McCoughtry led all scorers with 25 points

Cappie Pondexter kept her cool from the foul line to extend Fenerbahce's unbeaten run at home to 16 games at the expense of winless Nadezhda Orenburg, with a 71-69 success in EuroLeague Women Group B on Wednesday.

Thanks in no small part to a 16-2 run to open the game, Fenerbahce went into the final stanza holding a 55-48 advantage.

But some fluid fast-break basketball allowed the visitors to claw their way back before Pondexter was put on the line at 69-67 with just five seconds remaining.

The American sunk both attempts however, giving the Turkish side a four-point edge and rendering Dewanna Bonner's buzzer beater retort meaningless.

Pondexter's compatriot Angel McCoughtry earlier got the hosts off to a great start, scoring 10 of her game-high 25 points in the opening 10 minutes.

But three-point jump shots from Zoi Dimitrakou and Natalia Zhedik sparked Nadezhda's own 16-2 sequence as the visitors drew level at 18.

The hosts pulled away again to 55-41 as McCoughtry and Isabelle Yacoubou got into the paint but once again the visitors refused to go away and managed to get back within one at 55-54.

Dimitrakou scored seven of her team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter but Pondexter's poise was pivotal.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Fenerbahce vs. Nadezhda Orenburg

Fenerbahce Head Coach Roberto Iniguez
"We got off to a good start both at the beginning of the game and after half-time. We need to keep this mentality through all periods. I am happy for the win, it is so important for us. We know we have to play better in the future. We shot at a bad percentage, we must do better."

Fenerbahce Player Birsel Vardarli
"I am happy to win. It was a hard game. We will work on our mistakes and be better for the future."

Nadezhda Head Coach George Dikeoulakos
"I know the team of Fenerbahce very well. They are such a strong team. At the beginning of the game, we could not find our rhythm. We could not play as we wanted. I believe that we can play better in the future."

Nadezhda Player Kelli Miller
"I am upset as we lost. We have lots of games more and I believe we can play better. We want to keep improving."

Accumulated statistics

45.2%

28/62
FG
M/A

42.2%

27/64

51.0%

25/49
FG2P
M/A

41.7%

20/48

23.1%

3/13
FG3P
M/A

43.8%

7/16

66.7%

12/18
FT
M/A

80.0%

8/10

38

10/28
RT
RO/RD

36

10/26

15

AS

11

13

TO

12

6

ST

6

3

BS

4

18

PF

19

71

Pts

69

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