Kayseri Ease To Another Final

14 February 2013

5. Asjha Jones (Kayseri Kaski spor)
Asjha Jones collected 18 points and seven rebounds, leading Kayseri to their second consecutive EuroCup Women Finals

Last year's EuroCup Women runners-up Kayseri Kaski spor will get the chance to go one better this season after breezing to another Final appearance with a 73-65 success against MBK Ruzomberok.

Already holding a commanding 19-point advantage after a comfortable 79-60 road win in the first leg of their semi-final, the Turkish club finished the job as Evanthia Maltsi and Asjha Jones claimed 18 points each.

Not that the home side had it all their own way, they had to leave the court at the break trailing the visitors - albeit by a solitary point at 36-35.

Ruzomberok play-caller Stefan Svitek had demanded an improved display from his young team and they certainly delivered in the first two quarters, showing why they have such an excellent record on the road.

A basket by influential Slovak Republic national team forward Katarina Tetemondova put them 20-14 in front and they still led at the midway point of the game, thanks to a triple by Janka Mincikova with just over 90 seconds remaining.

However, it was a different story after the break as Kayseri came to life offensively, pouring in 27 points during the third quarter to take the initiative, their 15-4 start leaving Ruzomberok trailing.

And, the Slovak club certainly weren't helped by American duo Nadia Parker and Sequoia Holmes both misfiring and going a combined 3-of-16 from the field.

Once Pinar Demirok converted from long-range to put Kayseri 56-43 to the good, the party got started early for the home fans as their team eased to victory and claimed a Final date against Dynamo Moscow.

Tetemondova was excellent once again for Ruzomberok, signing off her impressive season in the competition with a near double-double of 20 points and nine rebounds.


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