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Group:  B | 21.11.2012, 20:00h
Group:  B | 21.11.2012, 20:00h
59-88
19 - 269 - 2122 - 229 - 19
19 - 269 - 2122 - 229 - 19
Venue: Arras (FRA) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Chris Dodds (SCO), Vincent Delestrée (BEL), Michel Glod (LUX)

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Formidable On French Soil

5. Agnieszka Bibrzycka (Fenerbahce)
Agnieszka Bibrzycka scored 16 points in 18 minutes

Arras crashed to a fourth consecutive EuroLeague Women loss in Group B after they were outclassed and overpowered by a rampant Fenerbahce who cruised to a comfortable 88-59 road win.

Inspired by a glut of brilliant performances, Fenerbahce were untouchable, leading from tip to buzzer as they moved to a 3-1 record.

The superiority of the Turkish club was never seriously threatened by the struggling hosts who needed a good start to build confidence, but instead, allowed their opponent to score the first eight points of the contest.

That made it even more difficult of a task, and whilst they managed to eventually narrow the gap at 27-23, Fener simply raised their intensity and it was business as usual as they held Arras to just nine points during the second period.

Leading 47-28 when they hit the locker rooms, Fenerbahce more or less had the game already in the bag, and when Arras managed to keep pace during the third quarter, the visitors made sure of the victory via a 13-3 start to the fourth period.

Anastasiya Verameyenka posted a near flawless shooting night for the visitors with 14 points from seven-of-eight floor shooting to go with her nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

Birsel Vardarli was similarly clinical with her 16 points whilst Aurelie Carmona was the most impressive performer for the beleaguered hosts with and efficient 12 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Arras vs. Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce forward Angel McCoughtry
"Don't look at the score. This team (Arras) play hard but our team had a great game today."

Fenerbahce head coach Roberto Iniguez
"In my team I want discipline, defense, talented offense and luck. Tonight we just need to be better in defense. My ambition in the Euroleague is to win game after game, step by step. Don't think about the future, we need to show week after week that we are the best. About Arras, this is the first year in Euroleague, they fight and they will progress."

Arras forward Olesia Malashenko
"We respect this team but we tried to do our best. Tonight they had a great shooting percentage. We need to take more good shoots."

Arras head coach Thibaut Petit
"We try but we play against a team whose danger comes from everywhere! We had a good 1st and 3rd quarter but when we slack we take 10-0 in few minutes. Today we saw a fantastic Fenerbahce team but the attitude of my players was good. Don't forget that we have two players of the starting five injured."

Accumulated statistics

34.8%

23/66
FG
M/A

62.5%

35/56

31.1%

14/45
FG2P
M/A

64.4%

29/45

42.9%

9/21
FG3P
M/A

54.5%

6/11

100.0%

4/4
FT
M/A

63.2%

12/19

26

8/18
RT
RO/RD

39

6/33

15

AS

22

9

TO

10

4

ST

3

1

BS

3

19

PF

14

59

Pts

88

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