Cancel
24.02.2012, 20:30h
24.02.2012, 20:30h
72-80
24 - 2115 - 1411 - 2522 - 20
24 - 2115 - 1411 - 2522 - 20
Venue: Lattes (FRA) |
Spectators: 1100 |
Referees: Eric Bertrand (SUI), Barry Peters (NED), Bo Bundgaard (DEN)

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Put Away Brave Montpellier

14. Penny Taylor (Fenerbahce)
Penny Taylor was in fine fettle again and led Fenerbahce into the Final Eight

Lattes Montpellier led early into the second half but Fenerbahce shifted into a higher gear and won the Round 2 clash to stay undefeated in the EuroLeague Women and advance to the Final Eight.

The Turkish giants prevailed, 80-72, to complete a 2-0 victory over their French opponents.

Fener prevailed in the first meeting on Tuesday, 83-71, when Penny Taylor was in top form with 24 points and the Australian was at it again in hostile territory.

She finished with a game-high 27 points.

The home side was in front, 41-37, early in the third quarter when Fenerbahce's Nevin Nevlin scored to cut the gap to two.

Taylor, who had 13 points in the first half, followed with back-to-back jumpers.

Fouled on the second shot, she made the free-throw for a three-point play.

Fener continued to pour in the points and stretched the advantage to 55-41 when Taylor again struck, taking her points haul to 23.

Cheered on by the home crowd, Lattes Montpellier didn't allow Fener to pull away but instead twice reduced the arrears to six in the fourth quarter.

Each time, Ivana Matovic scored for the visitors to keep Fenerbahce comfortably ahead.

Kristen Mann's 13 points pace Montpellier, who will now focus on their bid to win the French title.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BLMA vs. Fenerbahce

BLMA head coach Valery Demory
"I'm very satisfied, we matched them physically and caused them problems, but we lost too many balls to hope to beat them. It's the first time we've had such an atmosphere here, with real support behind us, and the spectators have gone home happy. Our standard of play will give us confidence for the French championship."

BLMA Player Diandra Tchatchouang
"We began the match well and at half-time everything was possible. But then we lost too many balls and allowed them to take an advantage that was just too big for us to make up for."

Fenerbahce head coach George Dikeoulakos
"We focussed on the key players of BLMA and also showed good concentration at key moments of the match. We have 5 players who scored in double figures which pleases me. For the Final 8 we will take it game-by-game. There are no promises, we have no guarantee of success but will give maximum effort. Being unbeaten in this competition gives us confidence."

Fenerbahce Player Zane Tamane
"We have a lot of respect for BLMA, we knew it would be a  tough physical game."  

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

49.2%

30/61
FG
M/A

56.3%

36/64

53.1%

26/49
FG2P
M/A

60.0%

33/55

33.3%

4/12
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

3/9

100.0%

8/8
FT
M/A

50.0%

5/10

35

9/26
RT
RO/RD

27

5/22

12

AS

16

18

TO

11

4

ST

10

0

BS

3

17

PF

15

72

Pts

80

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