Fenerbahce edged Lotos PKO BP Gdynia in overtime on Wednesday to advance to the Quarter-Finals of the EuroLeague Women play-offs.
Esmeral Tuncluer's three-pointer for Fener with 15 seconds remaining knotted the Eighth-Finals Game 3 decider at 63-63 and then the home side made six free throws in the final 25 seconds of the extra period to win 79-76.
It's do-or-die for eight teams in the EuroLeague Women this week and LOTOS PKO BP Gdynia are among them.
In what has been a thrilling Eighth-Finals series with Fenerbahce, the Polish giants hit back from the disappointment of an 87-83 Game 1 defeat in Istanbul by winning Game 2 in Gdynia 63-60.
LOTOS PKO BP Gdynia lived to fight another day in the EuroLeague Women by winning game two in their Eighth-Finals tie 63-60 at home against Fenerbahce.
Turkish giants Fener won the opener 87-83 in Istanbul and now they will have to claim another victory in front of their fans next week if they are to beat Lotos PKO to the Quarter-Finals.
Katie Smith underlined her status as one of the true greats in USA basketball history last year by capturing a third gold medal with the United States Olympic team and then earning MVP honors in the WNBA Finals with championship-winners Detroit.
On Tuesday night, the 34-year-old was doing her best to help Fenerbahce rule the roost in the EuroLeague Women play-offs, scoring a game-high 28 points in Fener's 87-83 triumph over Lotos PKO BP Gdynia.
LOTOS PKO BP Gdynia
|Sport and Show Hall Gdynia|
Gorskiego street 8, 81302 Gdynia, POL
Tel: +48 (58) 783 55 00
Fax: +48 (58) 776 20 43
Olimpijska 5, 81538 Gdynia, POL
Tel: +48 (58) 622 17 25
Fax: +48 (58) 622 17 25
Nearest airport: Gdansk (10 km)