Fenerbahce survived a late scare to become the last team to grab their EuroLeague Women Quarter-Final ticket early as they fought off Cras Basket Taranto to record a 60-55 road win in Italy.
A strong start to the game was the key for the Turkish giants as they gave the home team a mountain to climb after registering a 17-4 run in the first half to move from 12-11 in front to 29-15.
Cras Basket Taranto threw a scare into Fenerbahce but lost the EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals opener, 89-83, in Istanbul on Tuesday night.
Penny Taylor put forth another world class performance for the Turkish team with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
With the Qualifying Round of EuroLeague Women wrapping up on Wednesday FIBA Europe has announced the official rankings of the sixteen teams that will advance to the Eighth-Finals and the resulting match-ups.
Three-time defending champions Spartak Moscow Region, who finished the Qualifying Round a perfect 10-0, ranked first followed by rivals UMMC Ekaterinburg and Wisla Can-Pack who lost just once.
Cras Basket Taranto gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about as they rolled to an 81-53 victory over TEO Vilnius on Wednesday night.
On the last night of Qualifying Round action in the EuroLeague Women, the Group A win pushed the Italian club to 6-4 while Vilnius fell to 1-9.
CRAS BASKET TARANTO
Via Venezia, 74121 Taranto, ITA
Tel: +39 (099) 779 72 46
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, 74121 Taranto, ITA
+39 (099) 779 72 46
+39 (099) 779 83 24
President: Angelo Basile
General Manager: Roberto Anelli