Fenerbahçe SK61-74

18-24, 15-13, 10-20, 18-17

MAV Coop

 

Date: 03.04.2004, 14:30hVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 4000
Referees:  Chantal Julien (FRA), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
TEAM LEADERS
Fenerbahçe SK MAV Coop
Beathny Donaphin (19)PtsAngela Delmis (17)
Beathny Donaphin (7)RebMilka Bjelica (11)
Nilay Kartaltepe (4)ASAngela Delmis (4)
3 players tied with 1STGina Farmer (3)
Beathny Donaphin (1), Sanja Peric (1)BSGina Farmer (1)

GAME REPORT

03.04.2004
Fenerbahce 61 Mav Coop Szolnoki 74

Mav Coop Szolnoki upset the home team at the Abdi Ipecki arena in Istanbul, Turkey to qualify for the final of the 2004 FIBA Europe Cup Women. 4,000 fans turned up at the arena which hosted the final of the 2001 European Championship for Men, but the majority went home disappointed as their team was outmatched by the Hungarian outfit.

Serap Yücesir (Fenerbahce)
Serap Yücesir (Fenerbahce)
The Hungarians were the deeper and physically stronger team, facets that they were able to use to their advantage in a decisive 3rd quarter. The period was also dramatic for other reasons, namely an injury to Fenerbahce captain Serap Yucsehir. The 187 cm forward was stretched off the court after a nasty collision with a team-mate and paramedics took all necessary precautions to what seemed to be a spinal injury.

Yucsehir’s absence was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Fenerbahce, who already trailing, lost the leadership and rebounding of their captain for the remainder of the game.

The first quarter produced the most competitive and exciting basketball of the entire contest. Coco Miller was the stand-out player for Fenerbahce as she scored 6 of her team’s first 8 points. For Szolnoki, New Zealander Gina Farmer was the offensive leader and she hit 8 first quarter points.

After 10 minutes the score was 18:24 in favour of Szolnoki and the signs were that the Hungarians would not relinquish their control. Kristina Papp personified her team’s dominance on the boards and she grabbed 5 of Szolonoki’s 11 first quarter rebounds.

The 2nd quarter was far scrappier than the first and both teams struggled to put the ball in the bucket. Bethany Donaphin battled to establish Fenerbahce’s inside presence and she was somewhat successful. However, she also proved profligate with her shooting and finished the game 4/13 from the field.

The halftime score was 33:37 and Fenerbahce were still within striking distance, but the 3rd quarter was their undoing. Papp began the quarter by hitting 2 jump shots, and Angela Delmis added a 3-pointer to increase her team’s lead to 10 points, 34:44.

Fenerbahce fans
Fenerbahce fans

The quarter was stopped for about 10 minutes as medics came to the aid of Yuccsehir after her injury, and following the restart, Szolnoki immediately re-asserted their authority. Serb and Montenegrin national team player Milka Bjelica closed the quarter with a bucket and foul, and the score was 43:57 in favour of the Hungarians.

Fenerbahce showed some signs of the form that had brought them to the Final Four in the last quarter, but by this time the Szolnoki lead was already at 20 and the game over.

Delmis was the most consistent player for Szolnoki and led the team in scoring with 17 points. Bjelica, who came off the bench, finished with a double-double of 11  points and 11 rebounds.

Coco Miller cooled considerably after her hot start and finished the game with 12 points. Donaphin recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds for Fenerbahce, but missed too many shots inside. As a whole the Turkish side made just 20/60 from the field and 18/29 from the free-throw line.

COACH QUOTES

03.04.2004
Quotes Mav Coop Szolnoki - Fenerbahce

Peter Tapodi, Head Coach, Mav Coop Szolnoki:

“We knew that Fenerbahce were a well organised team, but I think we have a stronger squad. We decided to play zone defense after watching a tape of a Fenerbahce game just last night. We saw on the tape that Fenerbahce struggled against zone defense and I think our zone today helped us to win.”

Angela Delmis, Mav Coop Szolnoki:

“At the start of the season our goal was to get to the last 8 of the FIBA Europe Cup Women. Now we are in the final and have nothing to lose.

“We played well today and controlled the game.”

Zafer Kalaycioglu, Head Coach, Fenerbahce:

“We really wanted to make the final but Szolnoki was very strong and we were physically outmatched the whole game.

“Their rebounding was very strong and the injury to our captain was key. After she left the game was over for us.

“We played our game in the 4th quarter but by then it was too late. We hope that our fans will come to the game tomorrow and support us.”

Esra Sencebe, Fenerbahce:

“Normally we are a much better team, but in front of our own fans we felt the pressure and were stressed. We have to forget this loss and perform better tomorrow." 

Top performers

Fenerbahçe SK MAV Coop

Beathny Donaphin

 

Gina Farmer

19Pts11
7Reb7
0AS0
0ST3
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Fenerbahçe SK MAV Coop
20/60FG M/A27/61
17/44 (38.6%) FG2P M/A21/41 (51.2%)
3/16 (18.8%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
18/29 (62.1%) FT M/A14/20 (70.0%)
27 (9-18) Reb (O-D) 44 (10-34)
8AS13
8TO12
3ST5
2BS1
23PF23
61Pts74

PHOTO GALLERY

FENERBAHÇE SK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Bakircioglu, M. 61/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011000002
5Sencebe, E. 80/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0011100020
6Miller, C. 375/1145.55/862.50/30.02/540.00111210512
7Kartaltepe, N. 322/1020.00/40.02/633.30/00.0123411046
9Ramazanoglu, N. 141/520.00/20.01/333.30/20.0000000003
10Yüksel, M. 273/742.93/560.00/20.00/10.0224221036
11Peric, S. 161/520.01/520.00/00.03/475.0325000135
12Yücesir, S. 152/540.02/540.00/00.02/2100.0145010016
14Evrengül, C. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000012
15Donaphin, B. 374/1330.84/1233.30/10.011/1573.32570201419
TOTAL20/ 6033.317/ 4438.63/ 1618.818/2962.19182788322361
MAV COOP
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Englert, O. 240/30.00/10.00/20.03/475.0055201013
5Delmis, A. 376/1346.22/450.04/944.41/250.00224100217
7Szélesy, J. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000
8Hibbert, K. 294/666.74/580.00/10.00/00.0156230048
10Farmer, G. 274/850.04/757.10/10.03/650.01670131411
11Perovic, A. 102/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0022001024
12Bjelica, M. 184/1233.33/837.51/425.02/2100.065110300411
13Vida, A. DNP
14Papp, K. 266/1154.56/1154.50/00.01/250.02572300213
15Füresz, E. 261/616.70/30.01/333.34/4100.0033310047
TOTAL27/ 6144.321/ 4151.26/ 2030.014/2070.01034441312512374
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 SK MAV Coop

Beathny Donaphin

 

Gina Farmer

19Pts11
7Reb7
0AS0
0ST3
1BS1
37Min27

TEAM STATS

Fenerbahçe SK MAV Coop
20/60FG M/A27/61
17/44 (38.6%) FG2P M/A21/41 (51.2%)
3/16 (18.8%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
18/29 (62.1%) FT M/A14/20 (70.0%)
27 (9-18) Reb (O-D) 44 (10-34)
8AS13
8TO12
3ST5
2BS1
23PF23
61Pts74