Gala Reach 100 In Romp Of Gyor

03.11.2011

EuroLeague Women

13. Diana Taurasi (Galatasaray)
Diana Taurasi led the attack for Galatasaray with 24 points to go with her 6 rebounds and 5 assists

Diana Taurasi poured in 24 points and Alba Torrens added 21 as Galatasaray stayed perfect in Euroleague Women Group A with a 106-82 victory on the road against Uni Seat Gyor.

The Turkish giants left little doubt about their superiority, grabbing the lead in the second minute and never surrendering it as the cruised to an easy win.

Although the hosts stayed just about in touch for most of the first quarter, Galatasaray finished on a 9-0 spurt that put them 24-14 up.

The visitors essentially had victory wrapped up by half-time, having used a 19-4 run to go 52-30 up on a Ivanka Matic lay-up that brought the first half to a close.

They eased up after the break, turning to their bench and allowing Gyor, if not to get back into the game, to at least stop the bleeding.

Torrens had reached half-time on 19 points, but added only two more in the final two periods as she took extended breathers, and the extra minutes for Galatasaray's reserves showed up on the boxscore as their bench outscored Gyor's 50-13.

Taurasi and Torrens led five Galatasaray players scoring in double figures as Tina Charles added 17, Matic scored 15 and Epifaniya Prints had 13. Matic also came up with eight rebounds to contribute to a 40-25 edge on the boards.

Iva Ciglar and Zsofia Simon had 18 points apiece to lead Gyor while Nora Nagy scored 17 with eight rebounds. Rita Rasheed added 16 points.

While Galatasaray move on to 4-0, Gyor drop to 1-3 near the foot of the standings.


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