In the second week of Turkish Women's Basketball League, the Near East University Women's Basketball Team faced Mersin representative Çukurova Basketball and won this home game 93-83. Thus, the Near East University achieved its second win in the new season.
According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, the game took place at Caferağa Sports Saloon and the Near East University started with Courtney Vandersloot, Olcay Çakır Turgut, Kayla McBride, Bahar Çağlar and Quanitra Hollingsworth. 24-33, 46-51, 64-70 and 93-83 were the scores of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and the last periods respectively.
The versatile players of the Near East University exhibited a great performance to grasp and get the game. Crashing the boards, handing out significant assists and scoring 29 points in the final quarter, Near East University defeated Çukurova Basketball 93-83.
The final period of the game was breathtaking. NEU’s resistance and strong team spirit was striking. Towards the final minutes of the match the score was tied to 77-77. During the final 5 minutes, the versatile players of NEU, particularly Quanitra Hollingsworth, Kayla McBride, Courtney Vandersloot took the scene; they got inside the paint and drove the ball to basket. In this final period, the Near East University exhibited its difference and defeated Çukurova Basketball overwhelmingly by a net score 93-83.
Near East University: Quanitra Hollingsworth: 24 pts, 7 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot 15 pts, 7 assists, Kayla McBride: 20 pts, 6 rebounds, Bahar Çağlar 12 pts, 5 rebounds
Cukurova Basketball: Alina Iagupova: 36 pts, 4 rebounds, Diamond Deshields: 20 pts, 5 rebounds, Melis Talay: 13 pts, 3 assists