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22.02.2013, 18:00h
22.02.2013, 18:00h
68-77
24 - 1920 - 1712 - 1912 - 22
24 - 1920 - 1712 - 1912 - 22
Venue: Györ (HUN) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Zdenko Zubak (SVK), Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED), Robert Paulik (CZE)

GAME REPORT


Fenerbahce Complete Double Over Györ

15. Ivana Matovic (Fenerbahce)
Ivana Matovic was once again very effective inside for Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce will again be participating at EuroLeague Women Final Eight after Ivana Matovic and Angel McCoughtry produced just the kind of displays needed for the Turkish giants to win 77-68 against gutsy Uni Györ.

Those expecting a walkover similar to that in Istanbul earlier in the week during game one were to be disappointed, since the hosts battled valiantly to make amends for their capitulation in Istanbul.

Akos Fuzy and his players responded with real voracity and made life uncomfortable for Fener during a great three-quarter performance which at one point, had the upset very much on the cards.

The home side made a statement with an entertaining and positive 24-19 first quarter, and the alarm bells began to sound for Fener when Gyor extended their lead to an eye-opening 14 points through a score by Barbara Semsei.

When Spanish national team centre Cindy Lima made a basket early in the third quarter, Györ still led by eight points and even early in the fourth period, the same player made it 63-57.

But, Györ could only score a further seven points in the last eight minutes of the game as Fener turned the defensive screw to firstly haul themselves back level though McCoughtry at 63-63, and then take the lead moment later after a triple by Cappie Pondexter. They never looked back.

McCoughtry had an excellent 22 points, nine rebounds and three steals and the magnificent Matovic just keeps on producing in sensational fashion, after landing 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Uni Györ vs. Fenerbahce

Roberto Iniguez, Fenerbahce coach:

"Everything happened as we expected it. We came to Győr counting on [having] a hard game, fast plays and acceleration. We turned the game around in the second half by playing more aggressively and concentrating on our defence. Congratulations to Győr, they are a really well prepared team which played really well. They would certainly deserve to play more games in the series, but that's life, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose."

Birsel Vardarli, Fenerbahce:

"It was a tough game, but I didn't for a minute think we would lose. We managed to turn the match around once we sorted out our bad game at the start and focused on defence. Congratulations to Győr."

Ákos Fűzy, UNI Győr coach:

"Our EuroLeague run has beena bit like mountaineering. The first steps are always fast, but as you reach greater heights and the air becomes thinner, each step becomes more and more difficult. We managed to go through to the second round in only our second season, which was very fast. Our job will get a whole lot tougher from this point on."

Natalie Hurst, UNI Győr:

"We started out very well, our play selection was spot on, so were our throws and our defence. Then, as Fenerbahce started putting on the pressure, our game gradually fell apart. When I joined Győr, my goal was to make it through to the second round of the EuroLeague. We did, so I'm happy about that."

Accumulated statistics

48.2%

27/56
FG
M/A

46.8%

29/62

51.2%

21/41
FG2P
M/A

56.8%

25/44

40.0%

6/15
FG3P
M/A

22.2%

4/18

72.7%

8/11
FT
M/A

88.2%

15/17

25

5/20
RT
RO/RD

36

14/22

17

AS

24

14

TO

11

4

ST

7

0

BS

3

21

PF

12

68

Pts

77

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