Phard Napoli became the first winner of a FIBA Europe club competition in 2005 on Sunday night in Italy. Napoli defeated Fenerbahce 45-53 to win the FIBA Europe Cup Women in a game characterised by its defensive intensity.
While nerves also contributed to a poor shooting display from both sides, it was Napoli's ability to disrupt Fenerbahce's offense in the final quarter that saw them take a deserved victory.
A fired-up Phard Napoli ended Anda Ramat Hasharon's FIBA Europe Cup hopes on Saturday night. Playing in front of 2,500 home fans, Napoli produced an emotionally charged performance and swept to victory behind a strong second half showing.
While it was the visitors who had the better start to the game, Napoli always seemed to want the win a little bit more than their opponents.
FIBA Europe is pleased to announce that the 2005 Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup Women will be hosted by Phard Napoli Basket and will take place the 2nd and 3rd April, 2005 in Naples, Italy.
Following the completion of the FIBA Europe Cup Women Conference Final Fours, the eight remaining teams have been drawn into pairings for the Pan-European play-offs.
The draw was conducted on Friday 11th January in the offices of FIBA Europe under the supervision of Executive Director Nar Zanolin, Sports Director Kosta Iliev, Office Manager Regina Hlavacek and Legal Advisor Frank Oschütz.
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