Near East University Women’s Basketball Team defeated Samsun Canik Municipality Sports Team with a score 82-64 at the preparatory match. According to a press info released by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, the match which took place at the Caferağa Sports Hall ended with victory of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team which defeated Samsun Canik Municipality Sports Team with a score of 82-64. The Near East University Women’s Basketball Team gained advantage over its opponent throughout the periods of the match and ended the match 82-64 with a gap of 18 points. The first perid ended with a score of 28-17, the second period ended 43-33 and the last period ended with a score of 82-64.
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As one of the strongest candidate of the 2016-2017 basketball season, Near East University has recently added Elin Eldebrink, Swedish athlete, to its women`s basketball team with a signature ceremony. It was expressed that Near East University is addressed as the team which is continuing to make fast transfers causing its women`s basketball team to establish a strong team; that has a wide variety of athletes for rotation. She has completed a successful season both in Turkey and in Euroleague… According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Elin Eldebrink has previously played for the Swedish National team, played in leagues of France and Belgium and last season, she has completed a successful season in Turkey by playing for Orduspor. Elin Eldebrink: “We will take Near East University to the top!” Making a statement, Eldebrink expressed that the women`s basketball team of Near East University was indisputably a rising star. She added that during the last season when she played in Turkey, she had received many positive remarks about the NEU Women`s basketball team, some of which included expressions that they had a managing board that keeps their word and that they had great goals. Therefore, she said that as soon as she received an invitation to join the team, she did not hesitate at all. Eldebrink further stated that the Near East University women`s basketball team was very strong and that she was looking forward to support the team in the best possible way; all together aiming to take the Near East University to the top!
The women’s basketball team of the Near East University forming up a challenging team and advancing with an ambitious goal of championship, defeated her Bulgarian opponent Lukoil with a score of 87-50 at the preparation match.
Near East University has won a triumph over University of Kyrenia at the practice match played in Caferağa Sports Hall with a score of 57-47. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the two Turkish Cypriot teams had a practice match in Istanbul and as a result, the Near East University vanquished University of Kyrenia. Furthermore, Near East University has also won a triumph over Galatasaray at the match played in Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall. Providing details regarding the match between Near East University and University of Kyrenia, it was expressed that the first period was completed very competitively, ending with a score of 14-11. Later, the Near East University successfully completed the second period with a score of 28-25. Finally, the NEU vanquished the University of Kyrenia with a score of 57-47.
Near East University thrashed rival Galatasaray 82-65 at the preseason preparatory match held at Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall. Near East University and Galatasaray women’s basketball teams of Turkish Women’s Basketball League took the court for a preparatory match at Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall. There had been pre-match suggestions that showing Galatasaray as contender but Near East University blew all the doors off and dominated the match throughout all periods. Blowing like a storm, Near East University defeated Galatasaray with a net score of 82-65. According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of NEU, from the beginning of the match that took place at Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall, Near East University with its effective players had a grip on the game and showed much higher performance than the opponent team. At a time during the first half, Near East University outscored up to double digits but couldn’t keep the score and completed the first half with a score of 37-31 versus Galatasaray Without downing the up-tempo during the second half, NEU made more concerted effort on dominating the game. After a tough match Near East University Women’s Basketball Team continued to outscore and pulled out a significant win versus its rival Galatasaray with a net score of 82-65 and left the court victoriously. NEU’s versatile players contributed to the win of their team as follow: Kuanitra Hollingsvorth: 17 pts, Gizem Başaran: 14 pts, 3 rebounds, Angel Robinson: 10 pts, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists, Elin Eldebrink: 9 pts, Duygu Fırat: 8 pts, 6 rebounds, Olcay Çakır: 4 pts, 10 assists. Galatasaray team players contributed to their team as follow: Yvonne Anderson: 20 pts, 4 rebounds, İrem Naz Topuz: 10 pts, 3 assists, Pınar Demirok: 10 pts and 3 rebounds.
Six athletes from the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team played at their national basketball teams and successfully represented their countries at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, members of the Near East University Women’s Basketball team Şebnem Kimyacıoğlu, Olcay Çakır, Bahar Çağlar, Yelena Leunchanka, Nevena Jovanovic and Ana Dabovic played at their national basketball teams and successfully represented their countries at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Transferred to NEU Women’s Basketball Team the preceding year, Ana Dabovic played at the national basketball team of Syrbia alongside Nevena Jovanovic, who was transferred to NEU this current year, both displayed an outstanding performance, contributing to the team’s success in winning the bronze medal at the Olympics; becoming the second runner up in the women’s basketball games.
Near East University is continuing to make transfers to its women’s basketball team and has recently transferred Serbian National Athlete, Nevena Jovanovic. Last season, she played for the Edirne Municipality Sports at the Turkish Women’s Basketball League and during the 2015-2016 Season, she successfully completed both in the Turkish League and in the Eurocup.
Near East University is continuing to make smashing transfers which nominates the team as one of the most competitive teams to be a champion in the next season’s Turkish Women’s Basketball League. According to the press info release by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the latest transfer made to the NEU Women’s Basketball team is Olcay Çakır; who is known to be a ‘young talent’ that has previously played for Fenerbahçe and the Turkish National Basketball team. She is the first Turkish Basketball player to get WNBA Draft… Olcay Çakır was born in 1993, she is of 1.82 height and was drafted by New York Liberty in 2013, making her the first Turkish athlete to be drafted by The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). WNBA Draft was expressed to be an annual draft, held by WNBA, through which WNBA teams can select new players from a talent pool.
Near East University Women’s Bassketball Team, regarded as one of the most powerful and ambitious teams nominated for championship of Bilyoner.com league by the bassketball authorities, added another most valuable name to its players. 1,97 metre tall Angelica Robinson, one of the most important figures of the team with Kayla McBridge, was born in 1987, and can play with accomplishment in pivot and power forward positions. McBridge played in Russia’s Nadezha Orenbu team in the last session in Euroleague and is a well known figure in European leagues.
-Near East University Women’s Basketball team made a flash transfer by transferring national athlete Bahar Çağlar … According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East Universit , Near East University is continuing to make transfers and has recently transferred National Athlete of Turkey and also an athlete of Galatasaray Women’s Basketball Team. It was revealed that Bahar Çağlar signed the contract at a signature ceremony which the Director of Near East University Sports Club Işık Eyigüngör.
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