Fenerbahce Put Away Brave Montpellier

24.02.2012

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

14. Penny Taylor (Fenerbahce)
Penny Taylor was in fine fettle again and led Fenerbahce into the Final Eight

Lattes Montpellier led early into the second half but Fenerbahce shifted into a higher gear and won the Round 2 clash to stay undefeated in the EuroLeague Women and advance to the Final Eight.

The Turkish giants prevailed, 80-72, to complete a 2-0 victory over their French opponents.

Fener prevailed in the first meeting on Tuesday, 83-71, when Penny Taylor was in top form with 24 points and the Australian was at it again in hostile territory.

She finished with a game-high 27 points.

The home side was in front, 41-37, early in the third quarter when Fenerbahce's Nevin Nevlin scored to cut the gap to two.

Taylor, who had 13 points in the first half, followed with back-to-back jumpers.

Fouled on the second shot, she made the free-throw for a three-point play.

Fener continued to pour in the points and stretched the advantage to 55-41 when Taylor again struck, taking her points haul to 23.

Cheered on by the home crowd, Lattes Montpellier didn't allow Fener to pull away but instead twice reduced the arrears to six in the fourth quarter.

Each time, Ivana Matovic scored for the visitors to keep Fenerbahce comfortably ahead.

Kristen Mann's 13 points pace Montpellier, who will now focus on their bid to win the French title.


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