Fenerbahçe45-53

16-17, 8-4, 10-16, 11-16

Phard Napoli

 

Date: 03.04.2005, 21:15hVenue:   Napoli (ITA) Spectators: 3800
Referees:  Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS), Ivo Dolinek (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
Fenerbahçe Phard Napoli
Tiffani Johnson (11)PtsImmacolata Gentile (11), Sara Giauro (11)
Marie Catherine Ferdinand - Harris (7)RebNicole Antibe (7)
3 players tied with 1ASImmacolata Gentile (4)
Tiffani Johnson (2), Nalan Ramazanoglu (2)STFrancesca Zara (3), Iris Alicia Ferazzoli (3)
Serap Yücesir (1), Tiffani Johnson (1)BS

GAME REPORT

04.04.2005
Fenerbahçe SK 45 vs. Phard Napoli 53

Phard Napoli became the first winner of a FIBA Europe club competition in 2005 on Sunday night in Italy. Napoli defeated Fenerbahce 45-53 to win the FIBA Europe Cup Women in a game characterised by its defensive intensity.

While nerves also contributed to a poor shooting display from both sides, it was Napoli's ability to disrupt Fenerbahce's offense in the final quarter that saw them take a deserved victory.

Nicole Antibe (Phard Napoli)
Napoli's Nicole Antibe finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds
"The difference was defense," said a victorious Vicki Bullett after the game. "Defense and we were much more patient on the offensive end, trying to move the ball and make their defense work and we had a lot of good shots at the end. Defense won the game, that's always the key."

The key stretch for Napoli came in the opening 5 minutes of the final quarter. The Italian side held Fenerbahce to just 1 field goal and forced them into 3 turnovers. On the offensive end, Napoli took advantage of thier opponent's errors, making 5/6 field goals and opening up a 48-37 gap with 5 minutes to go.

While Napoli made their shots when it mattered, they also struggled with their shooting for the majority of the contest.

"We can play better than we did today, but playing back-to-back games is not easy," said Bullett.

Indeed it was Fenerbahce who looked to be favourites in the opening three quarters, particularly after a second period in which Napoli scored only 4 points. The Turkish side kept their noses in front for 29 minutes, and it was only inside the last minute of the third period that Napoli took the lead, 34-37 going into the fourth.

Napoli's run at the start of the final period gave them the momentum they needed. Although Fenerbahce boasted a respectable contingent of fans who had made the trip from Istanbul, they were no match for the 3,800 Napoli supporters.

2 consecutive baskets in the first minute of the fourth quarter sent the crowd in to a frenzy as they scented victory.

Once Napoli's lead reached double figures, Fenerbahce's hopes began to fade and there was no coming back in the final five minutes.

Napoli were led by Sara Giauro and Immacolata Gentile who scored 11 points each. But it was Giauro's contribution which earned her MVP honours, as she scored 7 points in Napoli's 9-3 burst in the fourth quarter.

Fenerbahce shot just 11/42 from the field and Tiffani Johnson was the only player to make it into double figures in scoring with 11 points.

Top performers

Fenerbahçe Phard Napoli

Serap Yücesir

 

Immacolata Gentile

6Pts11
6Reb6
0AS4
1ST2
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Fenerbahçe Phard Napoli
11/42FG M/A19/50
8/25 (32.0%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
3/17 (17.6%) FG3P M/A3/10 (30.0%)
20/29 (69.0%) FT M/A12/14 (85.7%)
33 (9-24) Reb (O-D) 36 (9-27)
3AS11
22TO21
6ST14
2BS0
20PF27
45Pts53

PHOTO GALLERY

FENERBAHÇE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Ivegin, S. 302/1020.01/333.31/714.32/450.0134040047
5Sencebe, E. 60/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000030010
6Jerkovic, I. DNP
*7Kartaltepe, N. 332/728.61/250.01/520.02/2100.0044121047
8Albayrak, S. DNP
9Ramazanoglu, N. 171/250.01/1100.00/10.01/250.0011002003
10Yüksel, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
11Güler, N. DNP
12Yücesir, S. 222/366.72/366.70/00.02/2100.0156021126
*13Johnson, T. 333/650.03/650.00/00.05/683.30221221211
*14Zanze, K. 250/50.00/50.00/00.02/2100.0033140032
*15Ferdinand - Harris, M. 321/812.50/50.01/333.36/1154.5347050049
TEAM/COACH42600
TOTAL11/ 4226.28/ 2532.03/ 1717.620/2969.092433322622045
PHARD NAPOLI
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gentile, I. 254/757.13/3100.01/425.02/2100.03364220211
*5Diamanti, M. 181/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0101230013
6Ferazzoli, I. 280/30.00/20.00/10.01/250.0145133041
*7Zara, F. 324/1428.64/1330.80/10.02/366.71231630410
8Giauro, S. 214/666.74/666.70/00.03/3100.02130100411
9Maggi, V. DNP
*10Andrade, M. 172/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0022022054
*11Antibe, N. 283/650.03/650.00/00.04/4100.01671120310
12Sarni, S. DNP
13Bellastella, E. DNP
*14Bullett , V. 311/616.70/40.01/250.00/00.0066222043
15Grasso, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH03310
TOTAL19/ 5038.016/ 4040.03/ 1030.012/1485.79273611211402753
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Fenerbahçe Phard Napoli

Serap Yücesir

 

Immacolata Gentile

6Pts11
6Reb6
0AS4
1ST2
1BS0
22Min25

TEAM STATS

Fenerbahçe Phard Napoli
11/42FG M/A19/50
8/25 (32.0%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
3/17 (17.6%) FG3P M/A3/10 (30.0%)
20/29 (69.0%) FT M/A12/14 (85.7%)
33 (9-24) Reb (O-D) 36 (9-27)
3AS11
22TO21
6ST14
2BS0
20PF27
45Pts53