Near East University Opened the Final Four’s Gate… Near East University: 83 – Bourges Basket: 67
Date Added: 01 March 2018, 22:45
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 14:21

Women's Basketball Team of the Near East University hosting the French Bourges Basket team won FIBA Euroleaugeplay- off 83-67 in the first match. In the quarter-finals, the team reaching two wins will go to the final four, and Near East University has a 1-0 advantage. The two teams will meet again on March 7 in France.

According to the information given by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University, entering into the field with Courtney Vandersloot, Jantel Lavender, Elin Eldebrink, Sandrine Gruda and Olcay Çakır, played the match in Istanbul Caferağa Sports Hall. Match periods ended 18-16, 38-37, 64-50 and 83-67 with the advantage of Near East University. Ribaunt and assistant supremacy were at the Near East University, Kayla McBride becoming the scorer name of the match with 23 points and Sandrine Gruda made 12 rebounds and Courtney Vandersloot made 13 assists.

The first match of the visiting team found a 6-6 score balance in the first three minutes of the match. Bourges Basket had a 6-1 win over the first five minutes of the game after the break. The fast-attacking and effective defense of Near East University closed the gap ahead of the period and made the score 18-16 in favour of the Near East University.

The second period started with a score equalization (18-18). Courtney Vandersloot's fastbreak, Kayla McBride's scores hit the Near East University ahead with a score of 22-18. Until the end of the period through which the mutual points were scored was completed so as the Near East University ahead with a score of 38-37.

Near East University, which did not give a chance in the third period to its rival made a 9-0 series and opened the gap up to 47-37 with the opponent. Near Eastn University, which was effective in hard defense and did not let its rival get closer to the pot, scored 55-39 with 16 points in the first five minutes. Keeping the gap with the rival, the Near East University finished 64-50 ahead of the game and controlled the period.

Beginning with a 14-point advantage in the final period, Near East University found its first score with a three-point basket (67-50) by Eldinbrink. Near-East University, which made the score 73-61 in the last five minutes of the match, won the game 83-67 and became the victor at home.

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From Near East University; Kayla McBride has 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, Courtney Vandersloot 17 points, 13 assists, Jantel Laverter 14 points, 7 rebounds, Sandrine Gruda 14 points, 12 rebounds, Elin Eldebrink 7 points, 3 assists, Quanitra Hollingsvorth 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

From Boruges Basket; Valeriane Ayayi scored 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, Alexia Chartereau 15 points, 4 rebounds, Kristen Sharp 11 points, 3 assists, Laila Palau 6 points, 7 rebounds.