On gameday 20 of Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League, Near East University faced OMG Ormanspor at Istanbul Caferağa Sport Saloon. Dominating the game from the first minute till the final whistle, Near East University overpowered their rival by a net score 103 – 79. With this win, Near East University continues to lead the league.
Under the helm of the Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, the versatile players of Near East University exhibited an outstanding performance and propelled their team to an astonishing win by overpowering their opponent by a net score 103 – 79.
According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team defeated OMG Ormanspor 103-79. Near East University started the game with Courtney Vandersloot, Sandrine Gruda, Bahar Çağlar, Olcay Çakır Turgut and Jantel Lavender. Kayla McBride and Quanitra Hollingsworth didn’t take the court. They were allowed to take time off in order to rest. The periods were completed as 29-24, 51-38, 80-55 and 103-79.
Near East University Women’s Basketball Team Captain Bahar Cağlar left her mark on the game and made history with her triple double performance. Performing her first ever triple double (14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists), Bahar Çağlar has become the first ever Turkish woman player that performed a triple double performance in Turkish Women’s Basketball League.
Sandrine Gruda performed a double-double (18 points, 13 rebounds) while seven players achieved two digit numbers. Exhibiting a dazzling performance, the versatile players of Near East University set a platform with team first mentality and powered their team to overpower their opponent 103-79.
Both teams started the first quarter with high tempo. The first five minutes of the game was the scene of mutual field shots (14-11). Near East University completed the first quarter with 29-24 lead.
Achieving a two digit lead in the first 3 minutes of the second quarter (37-24), the versatile players of Near East University didn’t give way their opponent to drive the ball to basket. Maintaining their effective play, the in-form players of Near East University propelled their team to complete the first half 51-38 lead.
Starting the third period very effectively, the front players of Near East University, particularly Lavender, Gruda and Eldebrink, began to get inside the paint and drive the ball to basket. Within 5 minutes, Near East University augmented the difference to 21 points (68-47) and completed the third period with a significant win 80-55.
Without resting on the score advantage, Near East University continued to play effectively and dominated the final quarter. Near East University completed this period victoriously and overpowered their opponent 103 – 79.
Near East University: Jantel Lavender 21 points, 4 rebounds, Sandrine Gruda 18 points, 13 rebounds, Elin Eldebrink 17 points, Bahar Çağlar 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, Cansu Köksal 11 points, 3 rebounds, Olcay Çakır Turgut, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, Courtney Vandersloot 10 points, 8 assists.
OGM Ormanspor: Brittney Sykes 33 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, Alperi Onar 9 points, Jasmine Thomas 19 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, Luca Ivankovic 11 points, 5 rebounds.