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Group:  B | 11.01.2012, 18:00h
Group:  B | 11.01.2012, 18:00h
62-78
18 - 1918 - 268 - 2118 - 12
18 - 1918 - 268 - 2118 - 12
Venue: Sopron (HUN) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Jonas Bille (DEN), Robert Hickman (ENG), Christoph Rohacky (AUT)

GAME REPORT


Nine Wins In A Row For Fenerbahce

Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Ivana Matovic was on fire for 22 points alongside 9 rebounds for Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce remained the EuroLeague Women's lone unbeaten side with a 78-62 victory at UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron on Wednesday night.

George Dikeoulakos' team rolled to a ninth straight win after impressive performances from Ivana Matovic and Angel McCoughtry.

The former had 14 of her game-high 22 points in the first half, while McCoughtry led all scorers at the break with 16 and finished the contest with 18.

Matovic and McCoughtry each grabbed nine rebounds.

Sopron put up a good fight in the Group B game for the first 23 minutes but Fener's class put the result beyond doubt.

Leading 48-40, Matovic powered her way up for a lay-up and teammate Zane Tamane followed with two free-throws.

Nevriye Yilmaz then added a basket before Matovic stretched the advantage to 16 with a jumper.

Birsal Vardarli capped the run with a three-pointer to put the Turkish giants in front by 19.

Fener, whose Australian star Penny Taylor did not play, ended up outscoring Sopron 21-8 and in the frame and coasted to victory.

Sopron, whose Zsófia Fegyverneky poured in 18 points, slipped to 3-7 with the defeat.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes UE Sopron vs Fenerbahce

Sopron head coach Norbert Székely
"They have very good players and they played also as a team. Im happy, that in the 4th quarter we played like in the first half. Thats a good basis for the next weeks."

Fenerbahce head coach George Dikeoulakos
"Penny Taylor was injured and because of the turkish All-Star game we couldnt practice last week, so im happy that we could play a good game tonight. We are a stronger team, and today our defense was on a high level. Congratulations also to Sopron, they varied their tactics very well during the game."

Sopron guard Zsófia Fegyverneky
"Thats the reality! Until the 15th minutes we could play a good game, but after we had no chance. They are phisically bigger, stonger, especially under the basket. Congratulations"

Fenerbahce center Ivana Matovic
"Im very happy that we played today here in Sopron, where I spent wonderful years! It's always a nice feeling to come back and visit the city, gym, friends! Thanks to the fans of Sopron for their nice welcome, and also for the turkish fans for their great support!"

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.4%

24/54
FG
M/A

52.0%

26/50

46.5%

20/43
FG2P
M/A

56.4%

22/39

36.4%

4/11
FG3P
M/A

36.4%

4/11

71.4%

10/14
FT
M/A

78.6%

22/28

25

6/19
RT
RO/RD

28

6/22

13

AS

16

14

TO

17

3

ST

6

0

BS

0

28

PF

17

62

Pts

78

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