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Fenerbahçe Safiport took a 1-0 lead in the KBSL play-off semi-finals.

Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team hosted the Başkent team Nesibe Aydın Youth and Sports Club in the first match of the Herbalife Nutrition Women’s Basketball Super League Play-off semi-finals. The Queens of the Crucible, who won the match 73-71 with their effective performance especially in the fourth quarter, took the lead 1-0 in the series, which finished the first half behind 25-39.

Kayla McBride was the team’s top scorer with 22 points. Alina Iagupova contributed 14 points and Satou Sabally with 10 points.

The second match of the series, in which the team with three victories will make their mark in the final, will be played on Tuesday, May 3, at 16.00.

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.

Fenerbahce Safiport, who could not make the start of the match, finished the first period behind 9-24. After the second period, which was passed with mutual numbers, they went to the locker room with a score of 25-39.

Fenerbahce Safiport, who finished the third quarter behind 43-55, reduced the lead to 9 points in the fourth period, and a time-out came from the visiting team: 51-60. In this episode, Queens of the Crucible closed the basket to her opponent, returned from the timeout with Kayla McBride’s points and reduced the lead with Iagupova to 2, giving Nesibe Aydın another timeout: 58-60. Fenerbahce Safiport, who took the advantage of scoring with Olcay’s basket, did not make any mistakes in the last section and won the match 73-71.

Quarterly scores:

1st Quarter: 9-24
2nd Quarter: 16-15
3rd Quarter: 18-16
4th Quarter: 30-16

Our score distribution: McBride 22, Iagupova 14, Sabally 10, Olcay 9, Zahui 8, Alperi 6, Stokes 4.

Photos: Burak Saltik

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