Experienced Fenerbahce See Off Taranto


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.

It looked like the home team weren't going to make a run at all in the game until the last four minutes when they suddenly sparked into life and gave their opponent something of a scare.

Trailing 55-45, three-pointers by Jami Montagnino and Michelle Greco put them to within four points with 46 seconds remaining in the game.

However a big defensive play by Penny Taylor helped seal the win for Fenerbahce as she produced a huge block in the closing moments.

The Australian followed up her classy performance in the first game with another pivotal contribution of 17 points and 5 rebounds while Nicole Powell claimed 15.

Rebekkah Brunson finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the home team who will be cursing their slow and costly start to the game.



Near-Perfect Free-Throw Shooting As Fener Overcome Taranto02.02.2010
Fan-Crastic! Taranto Rout Vilnius 20.01.2010
Ros Get Away From Taranto13.01.2010
Taranto Power Past Riga16.12.2009
Dumerc Returns As UMMC End Taranto's Winning Streak09.12.2009
Classy Cras Gun Down Galatasaray03.12.2009
Brunson Leads Taranto To Victory25.11.2009

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook