Near East University continues to defeat Galatasaray … Galatasaray: 71- Near East University: 77

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Added On: 05 November 2017, Sunday, 11:51
Last Edited On: 05 November 2017, Sunday, 11:51
Near East University continues to defeat Galatasaray … Galatasaray: 71- Near East University: 77

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Galatasaray in the fifth week of Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League. The game was the scene of breathtaking moments and tough fights. Near East University won this challenging game 71-77. With this victory, Near East University won all of the five games that played in the league so far while Galatasaray remained with 3 wins.

According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Galatasaray at Ahmet Cömert Sports Hall at 14:00 (GMT+2) on Saturday 4 November 2017. From the beginning to the last second, the game was the scene of great thrill and breathtaking moments. The periods were completed as 25-21, 40-40, 58-58 and 71-77. With 20 points, Quanitra Hollingsworth was the top scorer player of the game. Being dominant underneath the basket, Near East University exhibited higher performance in rebounds as well 31-44.

Near East University continues to defeat Galatasaray … Galatasaray: 71- Near East University: 77

Both team started the first period with high tempo and exhibited great performance to dominate the game. With two-point shots, Near East University brought to score 15-12 at the 6th minute. Grasping the game with three-point shots and free throws, Galatasaray won the first period 25-21.

Both teams demonstrated great effort to grasp and get the game in the second period. At the 4th minute, Near East University led the game first time by 29-30. After this moment, the score was tied for three times and neither of the teams extended the score more than 3 points. The first half was completed with a tied score 40-40. In the first half Galatasaray achieved 4/9 three-point shots while Near East University failed 0/6 in three-point shots. Alie Quigley with 13 points and Courtney Vandersloot with 11 points were the scorers of their teams in the first half.

The third period was also the scene of close tough fights. Although Galatasaray dominated the period for a while and outscored by 5 points, the versatile players of Near East University picked themselves up and began to fight-back by handing out significant assists and driving the ball to basket. At the end of the period, the score was tied again 58-58.

Near East University continues to defeat Galatasaray … Galatasaray: 71- Near East University: 77

When 8 minutes remained to the final whistle, Vandersloot’s three-point shot brought to score 58-63. After the time-out, Galatasaray began to be effective with tough zone defense and the score was tied 69-69 in the last 2.5 minutes of the game. In the last 45 seconds, Vandersloot gained the ball by an offensive rebound and performed a lay-up shot so Near East University led by 71-73. İn the last 35 seconds, Hollingsworth threw free throws (2/2); 71-75. In the final 3 seconds, Kayla McBride’s fast-break set the score 71-77. Thus, Near East University defeated its challenging rival 71-77 and left the court victoriously.

Standouts:

Galatasaray: Gintare Petronyte 17 pts, 11 rebounds, Işıl Alben 10 pts, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, Jelena Dubljevic 18 pts, 3 rebounds, Alie Quigley 13 pts, 3 rebouns, 3 assists

Near East University: Quanitra Hollingsworth 20 pts, 8 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot 16 pts, 3 rebounds, 9 assists, Kayla McBride 12 pts, 6 rebounds, Jantel Lavender 13 pts, 10 rebounds

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