Fenerbahce Turn It Up To 11

20.02.2014

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

35. Angel McCoughtry (Fenerbahce)
Angel McCoughtry led Fenerbahce to their 11th-straight EuroLeague Women vcitory with 14 points

Fenerbahce sealed top seeding for the next round as they notched their 11th straight EuroLeague Women victory with a 71-62 road win over Rivas Ecopolis.

The Turkish team have proven themselves worthy of the tag as one of the pre-tournament favourites with a series of dominant displays, and coach Roberto Iniguez's players controlled the match, leading for the final three quarters.

Rivas put up a good fight however, and made it a one-possession game when Swedish star guard Frida Eldebrink converted a three-point play with less than five minutes remaining. Fenerbahce turned up the intensity and didn't allow another field goal as they showed their class to pull away down the stretch.

Aside from Eldebrink's 16 points and a double-double from Laura Nicholls (21 points, 11 rebounds), Rivas struggled to find offensive production.

In contrast Angel McCoughtry led a balanced attack for the visitors with 14 points, alongside Polish forward Agnieszka Bibrzycka's perfect effort from the field with 14 points from six successful shots and no misses. Cappie Pondexter added six points and six assists for Fenerbahce, who will aim to finish their perfect Group B campaign with victory at home against BK IMOS Brno on 26 February.


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