Fenerbahce Topple MKB Euroleasing

19.12.2007

Fenerbahce picked up their fifth win in EuroLeague Women Group A on Wednesday at the expense of MKB Euroleasing.

The home team's 78-61 triumph improves their record to 5-2 and consolidates second spot in the pool.

Nevriye Yilmaz was the star for Fener, pouring in a game-high 21 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

She was ably supported by Tammy Sutton-Brown and Cappie Pondexter who contributed 15 and 14 points respectively.

Olexandra Gorbunova led MKB with 12 points and six rebounds in a losing cause.

The visitors started the brighter of the two teams and stormed into a 12-7 lead with 4.26 remaining in the first quarter.

Cappie Pondexter (Fenerbahce)
Cappie Pondexter was again a useful weapon for Fenerbahce

But the Istanbul outfit responded well and turned things around to go 20-16 up at the end of the first period.

The second quarter was, for the most part, an even affair with MKB at one stage battling back to level matters at 29-29 before the hosts surged ahead again to establish a six-point advantage at 36-30 at the midway point.

Fener took a decisive grip on the game in the third period to move 59-43 ahead and put the contest beyond their Hungarian opponents once and for all.

MKB fought back valiantly in the latter stages but could not close the gap and in the end the Turkish side even extended their advantage to run out 78-61 winners.


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