Fenerbahçe Beko claims Turkish Cup title, beating Anadolu Efes 80-70 in final

Fenerbahçe Beko claims Turkish Cup title, beating Anadolu Efes 80-70 in final

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Fenerbahçe Beko claims Turkish Cup title, beating Anadolu Efes 80-70 in final

Istanbul based basketball giants Fenerbahçe Beko won Turkish Cup after beating city rivals Anadolu Efes 80-70 on Feb. 17.

Fenerbahçe Beko's Italian star Luigi Datome had major contributions to the victory as he scored 22 points. Datome also took seven rebounds.

The other Fenerbahçe Beko regular, Greek playmaker Kostas Sloukas produced 19 points and eight assists.

Fenerbahçe Beko captain Melih Mahmutoğlu racked up 10 points.

In Anadolu Efes, French forward Adrien Moerman scored 18 points and had eight rebounds.

Anadolu Efes' Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic played with 16 points.

In addition to Moerman and Micic, Anadolu Efes' US center Bryant Dunston tallied 15 points and took four rebounds but they couldn't avoid the loss in the final held in capital Ankara.

With the victory, Fenerbahçe Beko claimed the trophy for the sixth time.

Datome was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy for his performance.

Turkey's Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu congratulated Fenerbahçe Beko for their success.

"I congratulate Fenerbahçe Beko players and coaching staff sincerely, who won the Turkish Cup after beating their opponents 80-70," Kasapoğlu said in his message on the ministry's website.

Kasapoğlu also paid tribute to the Turkish Cup runners-up Anadolu Efes for their efforts.

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