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Group:  B | 07.12.2011, 17:45h
Group:  B | 07.12.2011, 17:45h
79-86
21 - 1622 - 2618 - 2618 - 18
21 - 1622 - 2618 - 2618 - 18
Venue: Polkowice (POL) |
Spectators: 800 |
Referees: Carlos Santos (POR), Mart Uuehendrik (EST), Aleksander Pavlov (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Unbeaten Fener Clear Polkowice Hurdle

35. Angel McCoughtry (Fenerbahce)
Fenerbahce's Angel McCoughtry finished with 20 points and a game-high nine rebounds

Fenerbahce remained the only unbeaten side in the EuroLeague Women on Wednesday with an 86-79 victory at CCC Polkowice.

Coach George Dikeoulakos, who led Lotos Gdynia to last season's Polish Cup before taking the reins of Fener this summer, enjoyed a triumphant return to the country as the Turkish outfit won, 86-79.

Polkowice were always going to be dangerous opponents for Fener, especially with Evina Maltsi beginning to find her rhythm and leading the team to their third win last week at Perfumerias Avenida.

Sharnee Zoll led a balanced attack for the hosts in the first quarter with six points - including a three-ball at the end of the frame to give her team a 21-16 lead.

The advantage grew to seven as Megan Frazee buried two free-throws at the beginning of the next period.

Polkowice led 33-29 after Maltsi pulled up on a fast-break and drilled the first of her three shots from long range.

Fener carried the momentum to half-time, though, when a Nevriye Yilmaz three-point play cut the hosts' advantage to 43-42.

Yilmaz had nine points at half-time with Fener being led by Angel McCoughtry's 12.

Agnieszka Majewska had scored 11 for Polkowice by the break.

Fener's class finally told in the third quarter when they outscored the Polish team, 26-18.

Ivana Matovic's jumper midway through the frame for the Turkish team snapped a 52-52 tie and McCoughtry followed with two free-throws.

Zane Tamane capped the 6-0 spurt with a basket to make it 58-52 and Fener had the lead for good.

Polkowice did pull to within four points in the fourth quarter but got no closer.

Fener missed all six of their shots from long range and made just 10 of 17 free-throws, yet won after burying 38 of 59 shots from inside the arc.

They also out-rebounded Polkowice, 39-22.

McCoughtry and Matovic each had 20 points and both Penny Taylor and Yilmaz scored 17.

McCoughtry's nine rebounds were a game-high.

Polkowice's Majewska led all scorers with 22 points.

The home team dropped to 3-5 in Group B.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes CCC Polkowice vs. Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce Head Coach George Dikeoulakos
"I'm very happy that I come back to Poland. I've got a lot of good memories from this country. I want to congratulate CCC Polkowice. They played a really good game. Maybe they need something more to win. I don't know what, maybe experience. After the game between Salamanca and CCC we knew that it will be a tough game for us. Maltsi played really good today, Majewska too. We were close to losing but finally we won. We are a little bit tired. Now we need to work mentally."

CCC Head Coach Arkadiusz Rusin
"In the first half we played a good game and the surprise was near. After the break we weren't good enough. We had a lot of problems with turnovers. Fenerbahce dominated on the boards. This was our main problem. Our defense was not good
too. We were late a lot of times. Matović and Yilmaz made too many easy points."

Fenerbahce player Angel McCoughtry
"I think that CCC is a really good team. Here, in Polkowice play a lot of good players. Today we must work so hard to win. I think there was an exciting game."

CCC player Agnieszka Majewska
"This was a really hard tough game for us, for me especially. I need to fight with big, strong players. I try to do what I can best I can. For me it was a big effort. I hope that in next games we will play better."

Accumulated statistics

50.8%

32/63
FG
M/A

58.5%

38/65

56.8%

25/44
FG2P
M/A

64.4%

38/59

36.8%

7/19
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/6

72.7%

8/11
FT
M/A

58.8%

10/17

22

8/14
RT
RO/RD

39

14/25

21

AS

18

14

TO

11

4

ST

8

8

BS

1

18

PF

15

79

Pts

86

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