Porto Mirabello La Spezia had a convincing win against Caja Rural Canarias in the opening match of group B in the Fiba Europe Cup Women.
|32 points and 13 rebounds for La Spezia: Nevriye Yilmaz|
Both teams played a very good match, which was close until the last minutes.
In the end La Spezia won because of their bigger fighting spirit and because they had the best player of the game in Nevryie Yilmaz (32 points and 13 rebounds).
The Turkish player was the true protagonist, not only because of her points, but also for her “presence” on the court.
Game MVP: Nevryie Yilmaz
Coach and Players Quotes
Miguel Lopez (Head coach Caja Canarias):
“It was a very tough game. The key for both teams was the inside game.”
Manrico Vaiani (Head coach Porto Mirabello La Spezia):
“I’m very happy with the individual performance of all my players. We showed great fighting spirit and played very good defence. The team is still improving. Yilmaz had a great game.”
NevryieYilmaz (MVP of the game):
“I’m very happy to having overcome my physical problems. Today I have played a very good match at last”