MBK Advance With Second Triumph Over Ankara


MBK Ruzomberok are in the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals after winning at Optimum Ted Ankara.

The Slovaks won their home leg of the Eighth-Final last week, 71-65, and finished Ankara off on Thursday with a 76-67 victory in Turkey.

Ruzomberok gave themselves an ideal platform for victory in the tie by outscoring Ankara 23-14 in the first quarter.

They went to half-time with a 36-25 lead - a 17-point advantage on aggregate.

Ankara gave themselves a chance of coming back in the third quarter and trailed 51-47 going to the last period.

A Demya Walker jumper closed the gap to 51-49 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

A pair of jump shots from Kadidja Andersson settled the Ruzomberok nerves, though, and they coasted to a decisive win on aggregate.

Ruzomberok were eight of 14 from long range and 19 of 44 inside the arc.

They also did some damage at the free-throw line, making 14 of 20 attempts.

Ankara also had eight three-balls but attempted 23, while they were 25 of 65 from the floor overall.

Andersson finished with 18 points and seven rebounds while the 23-year-old power forward/center Katarina Tetemondová also weighed in with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Dominican shooting guard Carmen Guzman had 14 points.

Ankara were led by Walker's 15 points and nine rebounds.


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