Fenerbahçe wins spot in Euro semifinals

Fenerbahçe wins spot in Euro semifinals

Fenerbahçe wins spot in Euro semifinals

Fener qualified for the semifinals after a win over the Italian team. AA photo

Fenerbahçe advanced to the semifinals with a comfortable 86-59 victory over Italy’s Famila Schio in the Euroleague Women Final Eight today.

Cappie Pondexter had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists as one of six players scoring in double digits to lead the Yellow Canaries to their second victory in as many games in the top-level European women’s basketball competition.

Title hopeful Sparta&K Vidnoje suffered a shock 71-64 defeat to Bourges today.

Fenerbahçe will meet Sparta&K Vidnoje for the Group F lead, while Bourges will force its way into the semifinals when it meets winless Famila Schio tomorrow.

Fenerbahçe coach Roberto Iniguez was impressed with his team, although noted that there was always room for improvement.

“I think we played a good game and I’m especially happy that we played with 12 players and all my players had minutes on the court,” adding, “We played good defence and winning this competition will mean playing the best defense.”

The other Turkish team in the competition, Galatasaray, will make an attempt to reach the semifinals when it meets host UMMC Ekaterinburg today. The Lions lost their first game to Good Angels Kosice on March 18, and Russia’s UMMC comfortably beat CCC Polkowice 68-45.

Slovakia’s Good Angels Kosice will meet Poland’s CCC Polkowice tomorrow.