In week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague, Near East University won the road game in Russia by defeating Nadezhda 76-81. Near East University continues to leading the Group B with 13 points.
According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Russian Nadezhda on Wednesday 06 December 2017 at 16:00 (GMT+2) at Orenburg, Orenburzhje Sport Hall. Near East University started the game with Kayla McBride, Courtney Vandersloot, Jantel Lavender, Elin Eldebrink and Ann Wauters.

Under the helm of Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, the scorer players of Near East University including the legendary Ann Wauters, in-form Jantel Lavender and McBride and the true player Courtney Vandersloot propelled Near East University to a precious road win. Achieving one of the performances of FIBA Euroleague Week 7, Near East University won this challenging game 76-81. The periods were completed as 24-16, 45-43, 61-63, and 76-81.

With 24 points, Kayla McBride was the scorer player of Near East University, and Anastasiya Shillova from Nadezhda was the top scorer player of the game with 26 points. The home team Nadezhda achieved 15 three-point shots throughout the game.

Both teams started the game with a high tempo to grasp an advantage over the other. For the first five minutes of the first period, the home team achieved a 5-0 lead. Near East University scored its first points with Quanitra Hollingsworth at 5.13 minute (5-2). At 05. 20 minute, McBride tied the score to 5-5. With McBride’s two point-shot at 6.47 minute, Near East University led the game 5-7 for the first time. The first period was the scene of tough fights; both teams exhibited great effort to grasp the game. Demonstrating effective performance in offense, Nadezhda outscored 8 points and completed the first period 24-16.

The cold of Russia couldn’t stop Near East University, either…Nadezhda: 76 – Near East University: 81
The home team started the second half effectively and tried to dominate the game. For a while Nadezhda led the game 10 points ahead (37-27). However, the versatile players of Near East University kept resisting with effective zone defense and forcing into the paint with effective attacks. Handling out significant assists, NEU’s point guards propelled NEU’s scorer players to hit shots either outside the three-point line or in the paint. Although Nadezhda was leading the game 44-36 towards the last 2 minutes of the first half. At this moment, Near East University’s point guards and scorers were on the scene with significant shots carrying the score to 45-43. With their high performance that they exhibited particularly towards the end of first half, the players of Near East University signaled their intention to win the game.

Following the first half, Near East University returned to the court effectively and tied the score 45-45 at the beginning of the third period. Within the first two minutes Near East University shot 3 two point shots and carried the score to 48-51. The score was tied again (51-51) at 6.37 minute. This period was the scene of tough fights and mutual baskets. 1.40 minute to the end of the period, with Cansu Köksal’s basket the scored tied to 61-61. At the last second, NEU’s point guard Courtney Vandersloot scored 2 points and Near East University led this period 61-63.

Starting the final period of the game with a close score (61-63), both teams exhibited great effort to grasp and get the game. With legendary Ann Wauters, true gamer Courtney Vandersloot, in form guards McBride, Jantel Lavender and Elin Eldebrink, Near East University began to dominate the game. Near East University with “team first” mentality scored 20 points in this period and won this challenging game 76-81. With this win, Near East University pulled out six win out of seven matches in Group B of FIBA EuroLeague Women. Near East University is currently leading Group B with13 points.

The cold of Russia couldn’t stop Near East University, either…Nadezhda: 76 – Near East University: 81

Nadezhda: Anastasiya Shilova 26 points, 4 assists, Brionna Jones 16 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, Anastasiia Tochilova 6 points, Sandra Ygueravide 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists.

Near East University: Kayla McBride 24 points, 4 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot 19 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, Jantel Lavender 13 points, 9 rebounds, Elin Eldebrink 7 points, Ann Wauters 8 points, 8 rebounds.

Near East University goes for the away game in Italy on week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague Women…
Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will face Italian Famila Schio on game week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague Women. This road game will take place on Thursday 14 December 2017 at Schio, Pala Campagnola.