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Group:  C | 26.02.2014, 19:00h
Group:  C | 26.02.2014, 19:00h
81-60
22 - 1925 - 1314 - 1620 - 12
22 - 1925 - 1314 - 1620 - 12
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Ciprian Stoica (ROU), Ivan Milicevic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Galatasaray Wear Down Kibirkstis

11. Nevriye Yilmaz (Galatasaray odeabank)
Nevriye Yilmaz and Galatasaray odeabank ended their Regular Season on a high
A ruthless display from the Galatasaray odeabank frontcourt carried the Turkish giants to a convincing 81-60 victory against Kibirkstis VICI-Vilnius in EuroLeague Women Group C.

The trio of Kelsey Bone, Sancho Lyttle and Nevriye Yilmaz proved too hot to handle under the hoop for the Lithuanian visitors and combined for a hugely productive 35 points from 76% floor shooting.

Not that a solid night of work was confined to the paint, since Isil Alben grabbed five steals from the backcourt and Spanish flyer Alba Torrens contributed a team-high 19 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Galatasaray had held only a slender one point lead early in the second quarter, but shifted up a gear to establish a decisive 25-11 tear leading up to the interval.

Whilst Kibirkstis managed to claw their way back to within five points midway through the third period after a shock ten unanswered points, Galatasaray put their foot back on the accelerator.

They shrugged off their drought and utilised their superior depth to ease their way over the finishing line.

Latvian national team guard, Ieva Krastina grabbed 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for Kibirkstis whose involvement in the competition drew to a conclusion.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Galatasaray odeabank vs. Kibirkstis-Vici Vilnius

Galatasaray odeabank coach, Ekrem Memnun:
"It was a match we had to win. After the first half our players lost their consentration in the third period. But we managed to win the game with 21 points difference. We will wait for the others matches to see our standing in the group and we will prepare for the play-offs in the best possible way, in order to reach the Final Eight."
 
Alba Torrens, Galatasaray odeabank:
"We played a good game tonight. We are happy that we won. Group matches are over. We will focus on the play-offs. We also have important games in the Turkish league. We will work hard, to win our next matches."
 
Hollie Mershon, Kibirkstis-Vici Vilnius:
"We knew this was our last Euroleague game. So we put everything out there. We had a very strong opponent. We made some mistakes but we will learn from them for the next years."

Accumulated statistics

47.8%

33/69
FG
M/A

35.7%

20/56

49.2%

30/61
FG2P
M/A

34.4%

11/32

37.5%

3/8
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

66.7%

12/18
FT
M/A

84.6%

11/13

39

10/29
RT
RO/RD

37

7/30

19

AS

13

9

TO

20

14

ST

3

4

BS

0

16

PF

18

81

Pts

60

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