Fenerbahçe Won League Title 8 times in a Row

Monday, May 6, 2013


In the series of Turkish Women’s Basketball League Play Off Final, Fenerbahçe defeated Galatasaray with 70-62 in Fenerbahçe Ülker Sports Arenat Metro Enerji Hall. Our team who won the series with 3-2 declared it’s championship of 2012-2013 season 8th times in a row and 11 times in total.

Cappie Pondexter played a vital role in the final game of the series.

With the balanced start out in the game, Galatasaray tried to be effective with the close shots while Fenerbahce tried to catch it’s opponent with Matovic and Pondexter’s  3 pts shots.  At the beginning of the second quarter, Fenerbahçe increased the pace and went to the locker room with 40-38 advantage.

In the third period, while Angel McCoughtry and Ivana Matovic were trying to dominate the court, the opponent responded with Ann Wauters. After Galatasaray tried the zone defense, they equalled the score with Nevriye Yılmaz; 52-52. In the final 10 minutes of the game, Fenerbahçe made it to 5 points ahead with preventing Galatasaray’s offense line; 59-54. Just after Galatasaray’s time out, Fenerbahçe increased the gap with Pondexter and Esmeral’s 3 pts shots and left the court with the 70-62 win; which brang us 2012-13 league title.