Fenerbahce have the chance to repeat what they did on April 8 when they face Galatasaray in Sunday’s Euroleague Women’s final.
On April 8, Fenerbahce edged their rivals 68-66 and the two Istanbul-based teams will lock horns again for the biggest prize in European women’s club basketball, after Fenerbahce beat Tango Bourges 59-50 in the day’s second semi-final.
The majority of orange thunderstick noise-makers and banners from the dejected Ekaterinburg fans had been left and most of the crowd dispersed as most chose not to learn the fate of this semi-final, which will be an Istanbul derby.
Angel McCoughtry led Fenerbahce with 22 points and 10 rebounds as her side held key player Celine Dumerc to just 2 points and they stopped the French side from the perimeter as Bourges went 2/14 from three-point land.
Bourges were led by Endene Miyem’s 12 points.
The game was close until the fourth quarter when Fenerbahce stepped up towards the end by finishing on an 8-0 burst to seal the game, and secure their 18th straight win this season.
They look to go unbeaten for the Euroleague season on Sunday.