Fenerbahce82-75

21-13, 19-24, 25-16, 17-22

UMMC Ekaterinburg

 

Date: 19.01.2011, 20:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Milan Mazic (SRB), Marko Vuckovic (SLO), Doru Vinasi (ROU)
TEAM LEADERS
Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg
Angel McCoughtry (26)PtsCappie Pondexter (18), Candace Parker (18)
Hana Horakova (8)RebCandace Parker (9)
Hana Horakova (4)ASCappie Pondexter (7)
Hana Horakova (3)ST5 players tied with 1
Angel McCoughtry (2)BSCandace Parker (1)

GAME REPORT

19.01.2011
Fener Down UMMC To Stay Perfect

Fenerbahce completed their unbeaten march through Group B in EuroLeague Women by dispatching UMMC Ekaterinburg 82-75.

Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Ivana Matovic had 24 points for Fenerbahce
Angel McCoughtry had 26 points and Ivana Matovic 24 as the hosts overcame their Russian visitors in this high-powered battle of the top two teams in the group.

Fener began to pull clear early in the second half, when a 6-0 run turned a 48-47 deficit into a small lead.

Candace Parker responded for UMMC with a pair of free throws, but Matovic's jump-shot sparked a 9-2 run again for Fener as they built a double-digit edge.

UMMC would rally in the fourth quarter, with Cappie Pondexter's three-pointer cutting the gap to five, 77-72, but baskets from Matovic and McCoughtry quickly lifted Fener clear again.

Nevriye Yilmaz scored 14 points for Fener, while the American pair of Parker and Pondexter led UMMC with 18 points each.

Maria Stepanova and Agnieszka Bibrzycka also scored in double figures for the Russians with 12 points each.

Fener were playing for the first time without Australian star Penny Taylor, who has chosen to leave the team in the wake of Diana Taurasi's positive drugs test and resulting ban.

COACH QUOTES

19.01.2011
Quotes Fenerbahce vs UMMC Ekaterinburg

Laszlo Ratgeber, head coach Fenerbahce:

"We did a great job defensively tonight. It is fantastic and unbelievable that we finished the Qualifying Round unbeaten and on the first place - but the party only starts now. We need to work a lot on our chemistry. Tonight we won because of our heart but if we want to achieve a really historical result for Fenerbahce - to reach the Final Four - we need to play a lot better. Thanks to everybody for this unforgettable night."

Angel Mc Coughtry, Fenerbahce: 

"This was a really great win, it was a bit like a final. Thanks to our great fans."

Gundars Vetra, head coach UMMC: 

"We did not play well tonight, we have a lot of work to do now."

Deanna Nolan, UMMC:

"It was a very important game and we are disappointed that we lost. But our only goal remains to win the EuroLeague Women." 

Top performers

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg

Angel McCoughtry

 

Candace Parker

26Pts18
7Reb9
1AS1
2ST1
2BS1

Accumulated statistics

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg
29/61FG M/A29/71
26/55 (47.3%) FG2P M/A23/50 (46.0%)
3/6 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/21 (28.6%)
21/22 (95.5%) FT M/A11/14 (78.6%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 37 (15-22)
14AS12
13TO14
8ST5
2BS1
17PF20
82Pts75

PHOTO GALLERY

FENERBAHCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Kavurmacioglu, Ö. DNP
5Jekabsone, A. 163/650.02/540.01/1100.00/00.001121102037
*6Horakova, H. 333/560.03/475.00/10.03/475.017841303599
7Vardarli Demirmen, B. 120/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.000002002020
*9Tuncluer, E. 241/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.014533002122
10Ivegin, S. DNP
*11Yilmaz, N. 406/1346.25/1241.71/1100.01/1100.0055121033714
12Vajda, A. DNP
*15Matovic, I. 407/1070.07/1070.00/00.010/10100.0033341027724
23Nevlin, N. DNP
*35McCoughtry, A. 359/2045.08/1942.11/1100.07/7100.0347102234526
TEAM/COACH33600
TOTAL29/ 6147.526/ 5547.33/ 650.021/2295.582735141382172082
UMMC EKATERINBURG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Arteshina, O. 141/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0000111021-83
5Ostroukhova, A. DNP
*7Gruda, S. 151/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0022010041-82
9Dumerc, C. 80/30.00/10.00/20.02/2100.0000020001-82
10Vidmer, T. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000030-30
11Stepanova, M. 274/1040.04/1040.00/00.04/580.0437021024012
*12Bibrzycka, A. 354/1040.01/250.03/837.51/250.0426220021-812
*13Parker, C. 367/1546.77/1353.80/20.04/580.0369121124-318
14Nolan, D. 234/757.14/666.70/10.00/00.0123101013128
*23Pondexter, C. 378/1844.46/1346.22/540.00/00.0022730042-418
25Abrosimova, S. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011011000-50
TEAM/COACH34700
TOTAL29/ 7140.823/ 5046.06/ 2128.611/1478.6152237121451201775
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

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg

Angel McCoughtry

 

Candace Parker

26Pts18
7Reb9
1AS1
2ST1
2BS1
35Min36

TEAM STATS

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg
29/61FG M/A29/71
26/55 (47.3%) FG2P M/A23/50 (46.0%)
3/6 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/21 (28.6%)
21/22 (95.5%) FT M/A11/14 (78.6%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 37 (15-22)
14AS12
13TO14
8ST5
2BS1
17PF20
82Pts75

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeFENERBAHCEScoreUMMC EKATERINBURG
09:49 0 - 2 7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 C. Parker
09:3315 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 2 
09:2615 I. Matovic Foul drawn   7 S. Gruda Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:2615 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/1) 3 - 2 
09:086 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5535 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:  
  13 C. Parker Block
08:489 E. Tuncluer Foul drawn   4 O. Arteshina Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:4435 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 H. Horakova 
5 - 2 
08:3235 A. McCoughtry Def. Rebound   4 O. Arteshina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:226 H. Horakova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 7 - 2 
08:06   4 O. Arteshina Turnover (Travelling)
07:4515 I. Matovic Turnover (Travelling)   
07:296 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:206 H. Horakova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 2 
07:20Timeout   
07:06 9 - 5 4 O. Arteshina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
06:5035 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 H. Horakova 
  
06:456 H. Horakova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 5 
06:279 E. Tuncluer Def. Rebound   23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2035 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 E. Tuncluer 
  
06:0535 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Bibrzycka Def. Rebound
05:50 11 - 7 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:3335 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 I. Matovic 
13 - 7 
05:1311 N. Yilmaz Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   13 C. Parker Foul drawn
05:096 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:539 E. Tuncluer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
04:4335 A. McCoughtry Block   4 O. Arteshina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
04:369 E. Tuncluer Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1815 I. Matovic Foul drawn   7 S. Gruda Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
04:18   Substitution: 7 S. Gruda out,
11 M. Stepanova in
04:1815 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 14 - 7 
04:1815 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 15 - 7 
04:016 H. Horakova Steal   13 C. Parker Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:5015 I. Matovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:49   Substitution: 4 O. Arteshina out,
14 D. Nolan in
03:39 15 - 9 11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
03:1211 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 E. Tuncluer 
17 - 9 
02:56   12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 D. Nolan
02:366 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:2915 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 E. Tuncluer 
19 - 9 
02:12   23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Bibrzycka
02:07 19 - 11 12 A. Bibrzycka 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:4835 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 I. Matovic 
21 - 11 
01:33 21 - 13 14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:146 H. Horakova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   23 C. Pondexter Def. Rebound
01:089 E. Tuncluer Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   23 C. Pondexter Foul drawn
01:08   Substitution: 23 C. Pondexter out,
9 C. Dumerc in
01:08Substitution: 6 H. Horakova out,
7 B. Vardarli in 
  
00:5611 N. Yilmaz Def. Rebound   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:4411 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
00:3135 A. McCoughtry Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   14 D. Nolan Foul drawn
00:1911 N. Yilmaz Steal   11 M. Stepanova Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:009 E. Tuncluer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeFENERBAHCEScoreUMMC EKATERINBURG
10:00   Substitution: 12 A. Bibrzycka out,
23 C. Pondexter in
09:4815 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 23 - 13 
09:3035 A. McCoughtry Steal   9 C. Dumerc Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:2735 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 D. Nolan Def. Rebound
09:18 23 - 15 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:007 B. Vardarli Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 M. Stepanova Steal
08:48 23 - 17 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:257 B. Vardarli 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 35 A. McCoughtry 
  
08:149 E. Tuncluer Turnover (Travelling)   
08:14Substitution: 9 E. Tuncluer out,
5 A. Jekabsone in 
  
07:5735 A. McCoughtry Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5111 N. Yilmaz Foul drawn   13 C. Parker Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:51   Substitution: 13 C. Parker out,
10 T. Vidmer in
07:3735 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 D. Nolan Def. Rebound
07:337 B. Vardarli Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   14 D. Nolan Foul drawn
07:1735 A. McCoughtry Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   9 C. Dumerc Foul drawn
07:17Substitution: 35 A. McCoughtry out,
6 H. Horakova in 
  
07:17   Substitution: 14 D. Nolan out,
12 A. Bibrzycka in
07:17 23 - 18 9 C. Dumerc Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:17 23 - 19 9 C. Dumerc Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:0411 N. Yilmaz Foul drawn   10 T. Vidmer Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:0311 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Jekabsone 
25 - 19 
07:0311 N. Yilmaz Foul drawn   10 T. Vidmer Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:0311 N. Yilmaz Free throw MADE(1/1) 26 - 19 
06:415 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1515 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 28 - 19 
06:1515 I. Matovic Foul drawn   10 T. Vidmer Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
06:15   Substitution: 10 T. Vidmer out,
13 C. Parker in
06:15   Substitution: 9 C. Dumerc out,
4 O. Arteshina in
06:1515 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/1) 29 - 19 
06:03 29 - 21 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:475 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 21 
05:33 31 - 23 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:215 A. Jekabsone Turnover (Bad Pass)   
05:09 31 - 25 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:4811 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
04:3915 I. Matovic Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:176 H. Horakova Foul drawn   11 M. Stepanova Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
04:176 H. Horakova Free throw MADE(1/2) 32 - 25 
04:176 H. Horakova Free throw MADE(2/2) 33 - 25 
03:53   23 C. Pondexter Turnover (Travelling)
03:3615 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 25 
03:25   12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2215 I. Matovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   4 O. Arteshina Foul drawn
03:22   Substitution: 4 O. Arteshina out,
14 D. Nolan in
03:09 35 - 27 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:475 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
02:43Substitution: 7 B. Vardarli out,
35 A. McCoughtry in 
  
02:29 35 - 30 23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Bibrzycka
02:0511 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 35 A. McCoughtry 
  
02:0135 A. McCoughtry 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 38 - 30 
01:48 38 - 32 14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Bibrzycka
01:3315 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
01:20 38 - 35 12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
01:18Timeout   
01:18Substitution: 5 A. Jekabsone out,
9 E. Tuncluer in 
  
01:039 E. Tuncluer Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:47   23 C. Pondexter Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:269 E. Tuncluer Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 D. Nolan Steal
00:23   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Stepanova
00:2335 A. McCoughtry Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   11 M. Stepanova Foul drawn
00:23 38 - 36 11 M. Stepanova Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:23 38 - 37 11 M. Stepanova Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:23Timeout   
00:23Substitution: 9 E. Tuncluer out,
7 B. Vardarli in 
  
00:0735 A. McCoughtry Foul drawn   14 D. Nolan Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:07Timeout   
00:0735 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(1/2) 39 - 37 
00:0735 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(2/2) 40 - 37 
00:07Substitution: 35 A. McCoughtry out,
9 E. Tuncluer in 
  
00:049 E. Tuncluer Def. Rebound   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:009 E. Tuncluer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeFENERBAHCEScoreUMMC EKATERINBURG
10:00Substitution: 7 B. Vardarli out,
35 A. McCoughtry in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 11 M. Stepanova out,
7 S. Gruda in
09:4811 N. Yilmaz Def. Rebound   7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2911 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
09:1315 I. Matovic Steal   12 A. Bibrzycka Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:079 E. Tuncluer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 H. Horakova 
42 - 37 
08:416 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2015 I. Matovic Foul drawn   7 S. Gruda Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
08:2015 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 43 - 37 
08:2015 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 44 - 37 
08:11 44 - 40 12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
07:4835 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
07:41   14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Bibrzycka
07:356 H. Horakova Steal   12 A. Bibrzycka Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:336 H. Horakova Foul drawn   12 A. Bibrzycka Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
07:2715 I. Matovic Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
15 I. Matovic Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  7 S. Gruda Foul drawn
07:18 44 - 42 14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:0511 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 35 A. McCoughtry 
46 - 42 
06:48 46 - 45 12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
06:3435 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
06:2415 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
06:16 46 - 47 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:5215 I. Matovic Foul drawn   13 C. Parker Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:5215 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 47 - 47 
05:5215 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 48 - 47 
05:4335 A. McCoughtry Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:3335 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 H. Horakova 
50 - 47 
05:109 E. Tuncluer Def. Rebound   14 D. Nolan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:5335 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 52 - 47 
04:53Timeout   
04:4315 I. Matovic Foul drawn   7 S. Gruda Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
7 S. Gruda Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:43   Substitution: 7 S. Gruda out,
11 M. Stepanova in
04:2335 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
04:14   23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
04:1111 N. Yilmaz Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   13 C. Parker Foul drawn
04:11Substitution: 9 E. Tuncluer out,
5 A. Jekabsone in 
  
04:11 52 - 48 13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:11 52 - 49 13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:59   Substitution: 14 D. Nolan out,
25 S. Abrosimova in
03:5615 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 54 - 49 
03:3211 N. Yilmaz Def. Rebound   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1411 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
03:14   Substitution: 23 C. Pondexter out,
9 C. Dumerc in
03:0735 A. McCoughtry Foul drawn   12 A. Bibrzycka Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
03:0735 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(1/2) 55 - 49 
03:0735 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(2/2) 56 - 49 
02:51   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Stepanova
02:48 56 - 51 11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:486 H. Horakova Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   11 M. Stepanova Foul drawn
02:4811 N. Yilmaz Def. Rebound   11 M. Stepanova Free throw missed(1/1)
02:316 H. Horakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   25 S. Abrosimova Def. Rebound
02:276 H. Horakova Steal   25 S. Abrosimova Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:185 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 I. Matovic 
59 - 51 
01:5735 A. McCoughtry Steal   9 C. Dumerc Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:535 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Stepanova Def. Rebound
01:485 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   11 M. Stepanova Foul drawn
01:41 Def. Rebound   25 S. Abrosimova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2515 I. Matovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   25 S. Abrosimova Steal
01:21   Substitution: 25 S. Abrosimova out,
23 C. Pondexter in
01:1315 I. Matovic Def. Rebound   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:0735 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 61 - 51 
00:4711 N. Yilmaz Def. Rebound   12 A. Bibrzycka 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:4035 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
00:365 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   13 C. Parker Foul drawn
00:36 61 - 52 13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:36 61 - 53 13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:1811 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Jekabsone 
63 - 53 
00:0535 A. McCoughtry Def. Rebound   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:0235 A. McCoughtry Foul drawn   23 C. Pondexter Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:0035 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(1/2) 64 - 53 
00:0135 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(2/2) 65 - 53 
00:00   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeFENERBAHCEScoreUMMC EKATERINBURG
10:00   Substitution: 9 C. Dumerc out,
4 O. Arteshina in
09:4511 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Bibrzycka Def. Rebound
09:32   13 C. Parker 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:256 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   
09:186 H. Horakova Foul drawn   23 C. Pondexter Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:096 H. Horakova Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 O. Arteshina Steal
08:47 65 - 55 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
08:376 H. Horakova Foul drawn   23 C. Pondexter Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
08:2911 N. Yilmaz Turnover (Travelling)   
08:11 65 - 57 23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:525 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 67 - 57 
07:34 Def. Rebound   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:31Substitution: 6 H. Horakova out,
7 B. Vardarli in 
  
07:31   Substitution: 12 A. Bibrzycka out,
14 D. Nolan in
07:1515 I. Matovic Foul drawn   4 O. Arteshina Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:15   Substitution: 13 C. Parker out,
7 S. Gruda in
07:1515 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 68 - 57 
07:1511 N. Yilmaz assist   
07:1515 I. Matovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 69 - 57 
07:02 69 - 59 11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 O. Arteshina
06:497 B. Vardarli 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 35 A. McCoughtry 
  
06:4435 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 71 - 59 
06:4435 A. McCoughtry Foul drawn   11 M. Stepanova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
06:4435 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(1/1) 72 - 59 
06:33 72 - 61 11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nolan
06:1311 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 74 - 61 
05:565 A. Jekabsone Steal   11 M. Stepanova Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:535 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Stepanova Def. Rebound
05:40 74 - 63 14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
05:2035 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
05:157 B. Vardarli Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   14 D. Nolan Foul drawn
05:15Substitution: 5 A. Jekabsone out,
9 E. Tuncluer in 
  
05:15   Substitution: 4 O. Arteshina out,
12 A. Bibrzycka in
05:15   Substitution: 11 M. Stepanova out,
13 C. Parker in
05:04 74 - 65 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:447 B. Vardarli Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 C. Parker Steal
04:36 74 - 67 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:1311 N. Yilmaz 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 E. Tuncluer 
77 - 67 
03:58   12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:55 Def. Rebound   
03:55Substitution: 7 B. Vardarli out,
6 H. Horakova in 
  
03:4115 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 C. Pondexter Def. Rebound
03:396 H. Horakova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   23 C. Pondexter Foul drawn
03:39   Substitution: 7 S. Gruda out,
11 M. Stepanova in
03:29   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Bibrzycka
03:26 77 - 69 13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:2611 N. Yilmaz Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   13 C. Parker Foul drawn
03:26   13 C. Parker Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Stepanova
03:20 77 - 72 23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:20Timeout   
02:5615 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 H. Horakova 
79 - 72 
02:39   13 C. Parker Turnover (Travelling)
02:2435 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 81 - 72 
02:24Timeout   
02:05   14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Bibrzycka
02:059 E. Tuncluer Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   12 A. Bibrzycka Foul drawn
02:05   12 A. Bibrzycka Free throw missed(1/2)
02:05 81 - 73 12 A. Bibrzycka Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:439 E. Tuncluer 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 M. Stepanova Def. Rebound
01:30   23 C. Pondexter Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:0811 N. Yilmaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
01:076 H. Horakova Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   11 M. Stepanova Foul drawn
01:07 81 - 74 11 M. Stepanova Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:07 81 - 75 11 M. Stepanova Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:496 H. Horakova Foul drawn   23 C. Pondexter Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
00:496 H. Horakova Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:496 H. Horakova Free throw MADE(2/2) 82 - 75 
00:4335 A. McCoughtry Block   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
00:39   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
00:28   12 A. Bibrzycka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 M. Stepanova
00:246 H. Horakova Def. Rebound   11 M. Stepanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1611 N. Yilmaz Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:15Timeout   
00:07   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:
00:02   23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
00:0015 I. Matovic Def. Rebound   13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg
29/61FG M/A29/71
26/55 (47.3%) FG2P M/A23/50 (46.0%)
3/6 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/21 (28.6%)
21/22 (95.5%) FT M/A11/14 (78.6%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 37 (15-22)
14AS12
13TO14
8ST5
2BS1
17PF20
82Pts75

top performers

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg

Angel McCoughtry

 

Candace Parker

26Pts18
7Reb9
1AS1
2ST1
2BS1
35Min36
Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg 2-0
UMMC Ekaterinburg - Fenerbahce 67-73
24.11.2010, Ekaterinburg (RUS)
Fenerbahce - UMMC Ekaterinburg 82-75
19.01.2011, Istanbul (TUR)

GAME PREVIEW

18.01.2011
Game Of The Week: Fenerbahce vs. UMMC

By Paul Nilsen

15. Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Plenty of new faces to get used to for Ivana Matovic and her Fenerbahce teammates

They say the truth can be stranger than fiction and you could easily argue this is the case when it comes to Fenerbahce right now. Who would have believed that by the time their final game of the Qualifying Round tipped-off, they would be unbeaten and yet waved goodbye to their two most important and high profile players in Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor?

This is one match-up we have all had in the diary right since day one although in truth, we probably expected the home team to be trying to live up to their summer hype and to make up for defeat in Russia during the reverse fixture.

Only Fenerbahce didn't lose in Russia of course having inflicted the rarest of home defeats on Ekat back in November while who could have imagined the presence of both Angel McCoughtry and Anete Jekabsone in a Fener vest for this game?

Absolutely nobody could have predicted the water that has passed under the bridge and it has happened so fast it is still early days to re-assess the potential of Fenerbahce to go all of the way and win Final Four this year.

It's certainly been eventful in Istanbul and aside from their home blip against Fener and the loss of the pregnant Ann Wauters, it has generally been business as usual for the tournament favourites Ekaterinburg.

Candace Parker is back again for the business end of the season and of course that can only be good for EuroLeague Women and the competition generally.

Ekat will certainly not want to lose again and drop to two losses against their ambitious Turkish hosts. In fact they will probably be desperate to prove a point and extract revenge in what will be a high class game complimented by a turbo charged atmosphere.

There are many who argue the slick Ekat machine rarely needs to do anything other than sit comfortably in cruise control during the bulk of the Qualifying Round. However, against a high quality Fenerbahce team who are also being tipped to finish top of the podium, they might have to shift through the gears and step on the gas to get over the finish line.

Previous Meeting - Both clubs met on the fifth week of the Qualifying Round and Fenerbahce came away from Ekaterinburg with a super 73-67 success thanks mainly to Diana Taurasi who drilled home five triples,

The Form - Fenerbahce sit proudly unbeaten with 9 wins from 9 games at the top of Group C while also topping the table domestically with arch rivals Galatasaray with 11 wins and one defeat. UMMC Ekaterinburg meanwhile are second in Group C with 8 victories and that solitary defeat to Fener. They are however in pole position and unbeaten in the Russian league with 12 wins.

Perimeter & Penetration - Ekat will of course be led by the dynamic Cappie Pondexter as she goes back to where it all began for her on this side of the Pond. Deanna Nolan and assists leader Celine Dumerc provide great options but in truth, the Ekat backcourt has been merely quietly efficient this season. It has been the frontcourt that has done the bulk of the damage so far in terms of production.

In terms of a perimeter threat, Ekat have relied heavily on the multi-talented Agnieszka Bibrzycka to step outside and showcase her all round skills to help out Pondexter in the triple stakes.
While the loss of Diana Taurasi and her ability to drop the triple on opponents as well as a multitude of other ways to score will hurt Fenerbahce, it is important they still have a lot of experience in the backcourt. It might not be as prolific as some in terms of offensive firepower but Hana Horakova knows how to get the job done and is a safe pair of hands while Birsel Vardarli is as intelligent a player as you could find and will get the ball to the right spots on the floor. Esmeral Tuncluer meanwhile is another Turkish player who has been something of an unsung hero this season during this terrific unbeaten run playing almost 20 minutes per game and looking rock solid throughout that time at both ends of the court. Naturally Anete Jekabsone-Zogota brings her wealth of talent too but even for her it is probably asking a little too much to have an instant impact after so little time to prepare for this game.

7. Sandrine Gruda (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Sandrine Gruda and her frontcourt partner Candace Parker will have a lot of work with the twin towers of Ivana Matovic and Nevriye Yilmaz as well as new Fener signing Angel McCoughtry

In The Paint - There can't have been many games down the years that have had so much quality in the paint for a Qualifying Round match-up. This contest is jam-packed with high class frontcourt talent. Usually Fenerbahce can utilise the excellent trio of Penny Taylor, Ivana Matovic and Nevriye Yilmaz to great effect against opponents. Now it will be Matovic, Yilmaz and of course recent arrival and more flexible Angel McCoughtry. That still gives the home team some great options but when you look at the match-ups, it's fair to say that they will have their work cut out to dominate as they usually do. Ekat didn't perform in the 4 and 5 positions during the first meeting and will be looking to correct that. While one againtey will obviously miss the legendary Ann Wauters, they have basically replaced the efficiency of Crystal Langhorne with the power and star quality of Candace Parker. With the experience of Stepanova, the never less than influential Sandrine Gruda and reliable Olga Arteshina, they have an absolutely remarkable amount of depth and talent.

The Hot Hands - Fenerbahce have been relying on Taurasi and Taylor for much of the season but recently it's been post duo Matovic and Yilmaz who have had to step up and put up the numbers for their team. For Ekat meanwhile, Gruda has been on good form for most of the season while Parker racked up 23 points during her first game last week.

The ‘X Factors' - You could argue there is only one real ‘X Factor' in this game and that is whether the roster changes have had an impact on chemistry for Fenerbahce. Common sense would dictate it's kind of an inevitable bi-product of player movement, especially when it is the big stars of a team. Equally, I think Fener have lost some of their three-point threat and not being able to pound and bully the visitors inside like they have done with other opponents due to the strength of the Ekat frontcourt is particularly worrying for them.

Rising Star Watch - In a game that would grace any EuroLeague Women Final Four, it's fair to say that the scope for rising stars to showcase their potential is somewhat diminished! Besides, these are two teams generally packed with established stars - although the hosts do have a huge teenage talent in Ozge Kavurmacioglu on their roster but her opportunity will be for next year and beyond.

Did You Know? - None of the leading scorers or rebounders during the first game earlier in the Qualifying Round will play this time. Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor and Crystal Langhorne have all left the competition for one reason or another!.

What They Say - Fenerbahce head coach Laszlo Ratgeber, "UMMC Ekaterinburg comes to Istanbul on Wednesday and they are the team with the strongest ranking roster right now. They are a team that have lost the last three semi-finals and I watched all three live, (especially the second one of course) and they still remain the number one favourite to win EuroLeague Women right now. Now is the worst moment for us. We have lost two important players. One earlier this week and also one more a month ago. We have got two new players with one last week and the other only had their first practice this week. However, this game is about a lot more than this. We've been playing great basketball, more than great in fact, I would say brilliant. We are on the top of the league without a EuroLeague Women loss and also on the top of the Turkish Championship but after everything recently, we will maybe need a little time to be good again. We are going to go hard on Wednesday against Ekat and we want to show our power. We play at our home court and we have our fantastic crowd there. We're going to do everything to win. Whatever happens on Wednesday, my wish is to see them at least once again this season!"

UMMC Ekaterinburg head coach Gundars Vetra, "During the last match we didn't cope with the centers of Fenerbahce and sometimes made wrong decisions in our offence, while they also managed to nail us with a couple of crazy baskets. We have analyzed our mistakes and for all of the last week or so, we have been preparing for this game against Fenerbahce. I suppose our own centers are good in defence under the basket now and we have also improved on offence, and overall, we are playing wiser now."

UMMC Ekaterinburg guard Cappie Pondexter on returning to Istanbul, "It should be a very competitive game as there is a lot on the line. Most importantly of all, I am really looking forward to returning to where my European career started! I will always love the fans at Fenerbahce!"

Fenerbahce UMMC Ekaterinburg 2-0
UMMC Ekaterinburg - Fenerbahce 67-73
24.11.2010, Ekaterinburg (RUS)
Fenerbahce - UMMC Ekaterinburg 82-75
19.01.2011, Istanbul (TUR)