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Group:  A | 22.10.2008, 19:30h
Group:  A | 22.10.2008, 19:30h
84-82
13 - 1726 - 1511 - 2024 - 2210 - 8
13 - 1726 - 1511 - 2024 - 2210 - 8
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 200 |
Referees: Jasmina Juras (SRB), Damir Kunosic (BIH), Maka Kupatadze (GEO)

GAME REPORT


Gritty Besiktas Cola Turka Steal Win In OT

Besiktas Cola Turka bounced back from their EuroLeague Women season-opening 30-point demolition at Bourges by winning an overtime thriller against MiZo Pecs on Wednesday evening in Turkey.

Trailing 80-76 with 3:03 left in the extra period, the Turkish team finished strong with an 8-2 run for an 84-82 triumph.

Laura Harper, who had a phenomenal 26-point, 19-rebound night for Besiktas, made the go-ahead free throws with 1:23 remaining to make it 82-80.

Shay Doron, who failed to make a potential game-winning jump shot at the end of regulation, added two more from the stripe before MiZo Pecs drew closer just inside the final minute with a pair of Kelly Mazzante free throws.

Harper and Müjde Yüksel each missed two at the line in the final 17 seconds to give MiZo a chance to tie or win.

Andrea Somogyi missed a lay-up following Harper's misses and after Yüksel was off target at the line with her two, Mazzante took aim from long range for a potential game-winner but misfired as MiZo lost.

Vajda had 27 points and 13 rebounds for MiZo.

Both teams are now 1-1 in Group A.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Besiktas Cola Turka vs. MiZo Pecs

Aziz Akkaya (coach Besiktas Cola Turka):

"It was really important for us to win at home and we are glad to have the victory at the end of the day. It was a tough game and I congratulate both teams' players for the hustle and performance they showed for the whole game. There were times we played really great basketball but Mizo Pecs played well too and it is nice to beat such a good and respected team."

Shay Doron (player Besiktas Cola Turka):

"It was a game with a lot of lead changes but it is always important to have the lead at the end of the game and we did just that. We played great as a team and never gave up, always trying our best. I hope we will go on winning in the following weeks, too."

Accumulated statistics

36.0%

27/75
FG
M/A

34.9%

29/83

43.9%

25/57
FG2P
M/A

33.9%

20/59

11.1%

2/18
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

77.8%

28/36
FT
M/A

88.2%

15/17

49

22/27
RT
RO/RD

48

25/23

15

AS

19

17

TO

19

14

ST

10

7

BS

3

15

PF

27

84

Pts

82

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