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Group:  B | 19.10.2011, 20:00h
Group:  B | 19.10.2011, 20:00h
86-66
24 - 1922 - 1923 - 1517 - 13
24 - 1922 - 1923 - 1517 - 13
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 400 |
Referees: Milan Mazic (SRB), Igor Mitrovski (MKD), Pavel Fuska (SVK)

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Open With Easy Win

15. Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Ivana Matovic and Angel McCoughtry led Fenerbahce with 19 points each

Fenerbahce cruised to an 86-66 win over CC Polkowice to get their Euroleague Women Group B campaign under way.

Angel McCoughtry and Ivana Matovic scored 19 points each as Fener won at a canter.

Having built a 46-38 advantage by half-time, it was in the third quarter that they rammed home their superiority.

Matovic's jump-shot started a 13-5 Fener run to start the period, putting them up 59-43.

The gap was at 16, 69-53 when Zane Tamane got a tip on from Kubra Siyahdemir's missed three-pointer to end the quarter.

And the Turkish side showed little mercy down the stretch as the extended their lead further, the gap reaching 20, 77-57, on McCoughtry's free-throws with 6:26 to go.

The defeat leaves Polkowice bottom of the group at 0/2.

Nevriye Yilmaz and Penny Taylor added 14 points each for Fener, while Tamane had six points and 11 rebounds.

Sharnee Zoll led Polkowice with 17 points while Evina Maltsi added 14 and Megan Frazee 11.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Fenerbahce vs. CCC Polkowice

CCC Polkowice Head Coach Krzysztof Koziorowicz:
"We did not play well on offense; also on defense we had rebound problems. Fenerbahçe played very well inside. Their inside players are really strong. We will try to do our best in the future."

CCC Polkowice player Valeriya Musina:
"We are a new team, I believe we wıll play much better, time will tell."

Fenerbahçe Head Coach George Dikeoulakos:
"We are trying to buıld our mentalıty on winning the game from the very first second, starting from defense. Especıally in the second half we played as I wanted and I belıeve that because we are a new team and our foreıgner players just came, game by game we'll play better and better."

Fenerbahçe player Olcay Çakır:
"We played well, especially on defense. I am happy to win this game. Congratulatıons to my teammates."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

54.8%

34/62
FG
M/A

36.1%

22/61

58.0%

29/50
FG2P
M/A

36.2%

17/47

41.7%

5/12
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

72.2%

13/18
FT
M/A

100.0%

17/17

37

8/29
RT
RO/RD

32

8/24

18

AS

7

12

TO

15

6

ST

6

2

BS

3

20

PF

13

86

Pts

66

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