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Fenerbahçe Safiport leads 1-0 in Herbalife Nutrition KBSL quarter-finals

Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team defeated Çankaya University 91-57 in the first match of the Herbalife Nutrition Women’s Basketball Super League quarter-finals and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Satou Sabally and Kayla McBride were the team’s top scorers with 18 points each. Alina Iagupova scored 13 points and Magnolia Kurtulmuş had 11 points.

The second match of the series, in which the team that wins two matches will write its name in the semi-finals, will be played on Monday, April 25 in Ankara. Fenerbahce Safiport, if they win this match, will write their name in the semi-finals. In case of a 1-1 tie in the series, the third will be held.

Serbian coach Marina Maljkovic, who was appointed as the Head Coach of Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team, made her first official match at the head of our team.

Our Board Member Mustafa Kemal Danabas also watched the match played at the Metro Energy Hall.

Our team is in spades; It started with five of Olcay Cakir Turgut, Kayla McBride, Alina Iagupova, Satou Sabally, Kiah Stokes.

In the match, which started with the points scored by both teams from the outside throws, Sabally and McBride were effective with the Queens of the Crucible, leading the television break 14-9. Scoring points with Iagupova and Alperi in the remaining section, our team finished the first period ahead 19-16.

Fenerbahce Safiport started the second period with Iagupova and Sabally’s three-pointers and gave their opponent an early timeout: 25-16. Returning from the break with McBride’s three-pointers, our team scored points with magnolia, Tuğçe and Iagupova in the last section and went ahead 43-27 to the locker room.

Fenerbahce Safiport, who started the third period effectively, dropped 11 points to the opponent’s basket, did not score and passed the television break ahead 54-27. Continuing their aggressive play for the rest of the period, the Queens of the Crucible entered the final period with a 65-33 lead.

Fenerbahce Safiport, which dominated its opponent in the last part of the match, won the match 91-57 and took a 1-0 lead in the quarter-final series.

Quarterly scores:

1st Quarter: 19-16
2nd Quarter: 24-11
3rd Quarter: 22-6
4th Quarter: 26-24

Photos: Ahmet Hopyar

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