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Group:  C | 02.11.2006, 19:30h
Group:  C | 02.11.2006, 19:30h
79-59
28 - 1711 - 1224 - 1316 - 17
28 - 1711 - 1224 - 1316 - 17
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 200 |

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Flatten Lotos Gdynia

Fenerbahce wasted no time in making their mark on the EuroLeague Women as they thrashed Polish giants Lotos Gdynia 79-59 in first round action on Thursday.

Treble winners on the Turkish domestic scene last season, they look determined to rattle some cages in Europe.

The home side's Saziye Karsli, a 24-year-old Turkish international forward, got hot from long range and finished with 19 points while Canada national team center Tammy Sutton-Brown had a game-high 12 rebounds to go with her eight points in the Group C game.

Cappie Poindexter, the pride of Oceanside, San Diego, weighed in with 18 points for the Istanbul team and German national team star Linda Frohlich also had a big effort, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Fener quickly got into their stride and led 28-17 at the end of the first quarter.

After holding a 39-29 advantage at half-time, they took a 63-41 stranglehold on the game by the end of the third quarter.

With Sutton-Brown and Frohlich in good form, Fenerbahce controlled the
boards 48-35 on the night.

From three-point range, Fener rode the hot hand of Karsli who was five of seven (71.4%) and as a team, they ended up nine of 24 (37.5%).

American Tamika Whitmore did a little bit of everything for Lotos Gdynia, scoring a game-high 23 points, pulling down nine boards, handing out two assists and coming up with a steal.

It was all for nought as the visitors crashed to a heavy defeat.

Accumulated statistics

40.6%

28/69
FG
M/A

33.3%

22/66

42.2%

19/45
FG2P
M/A

38.5%

20/52

37.5%

9/24
FG3P
M/A

14.3%

2/14

77.8%

14/18
FT
M/A

72.2%

13/18

48

18/30
RT
RO/RD

35

13/22

20

AS

11

12

TO

11

5

ST

6

0

BS

1

14

PF

15

79

Pts

59

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