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Group:  B | 16.11.2011, 19:15h
Group:  B | 16.11.2011, 19:15h
84-72
16 - 2128 - 1928 - 1512 - 17
16 - 2128 - 1928 - 1512 - 17
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: Milan Mazic (SRB), Alakbar Hasanov (AZE), Ognjen Jokic (MNE)

GAME REPORT


Fener Ride Strong Third Quarter To Win

15. Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Ivana Matovic showed all her class for Fenerbahce with 20 points on 8/12 shooting from the field

Fenerbahce clinched their fifth win in as many EuroLeague Women Group B games by knocking off Nadezhda on Wednesday in Istanbul.

George Dikeoulakos' team led by as many as 17 points and ended up winning, 84-72.

Ivana Matovic poured in 20 points, Penny Taylor 19 and Angel McCoughtry 18 for the Turkish giants.

Russia international Elena Danilochkina, this year's EuroBasket Women MVP, had seven points in the opening frame for Nadezhda.

Fener got into their rhythm in the second quarter with two Zane Tamane free-throws closing the gap to 25-24.

McCoughtry then hit a jumper and a lay-up before Tamane added two more from the line for a 30-25 advantage.

Nadezha came right back, though, and Natalia Zhedik's three-pointer put them in front, 32-30.

The game remained tight but Nadezhda appeared to land some significant blows when they went in front 51-46 three minutes into the third quarter after a jumper by Katie Douglas.

Matovic answered, however, by making her own jump shot to pull the team to within 51-50.

The basket sparked a decisive run because Tamane then drilled a jumper and Taylor made four straight free throws as Fenerbahce went in front to stay.

Fenerbahce closed the third quarter with an 11-0 run for a 72-55 advantage and cruised through the fourth period for a 12-point triumph.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Fenerbahce vs. Nadezhda

Nadezhda Head Coach ALEKSANDR KOVALEV:

"We played well but just for the first 25 minutes, so it is not enough for the whole game. Fenerbahce made more shots than we did. Their center players, especially Matovic played really well today. I also want to congratulate the other players as well."

Nadezhda player Oxana Zakalyuzhnaya:
"We could have played better, the game was tight, we couldn't make shots against the zone defense. So this effected both our offensive and defensive game. Overall, it was a good game."

Fenerbahce Head Coach GEORGE DIKEOULAKOS:
It took us 20 minutes to adjust to Nadezhda's game and to start playing good defense but after that we found the key for the success. Congratulations to all my players because they put their ''ego'' under the ''Team''."

FENERBAHCE PLAYER ESMERAL TUNCLUER:
"Our fans were great today. They gave great motivation to us. Conragulations."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

26/52
FG
M/A

45.9%

28/61

52.2%

24/46
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

22/44

33.3%

2/6
FG3P
M/A

35.3%

6/17

83.3%

30/36
FT
M/A

83.3%

10/12

35

9/26
RT
RO/RD

29

8/21

23

AS

6

10

TO

14

5

ST

2

0

BS

2

13

PF

25

84

Pts

72

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