Fener “bent” with a reversal the combative Zalgiris!


With their determinants Dorsey and Goodrich in the fourth period, h Fenerbahce he made the coup and won 80-78 the Zalgirisgoing up to 8-7.

The Lithuanians were very good for 30 minutes, and at the beginning of the second period they were even at +14 (26-40). In fact, they had a chance to send the match to overtime, but Evans missed in the last attack.

Top scorer for his team… undefeated Jasikevicius was the Dorsey with 19 points followed by Wilbekin with 17 p. Motley is also very good with 16p.

On the other hand, Zalgiris experienced its fourth straight defeat and relegated to the 5-10. The… fatal Evans was the leading scorer with 19 points.

The match

The match had a good pace from the start, with Zalgiris entering better, having a steady lead from the beginning (17-18). In the last three minutes, Schmitz and Sumner sent her to +6 (20-26), with Dorsey shaping the 22-26 of the first period.

The Lithuanians came even stronger in the second period and, having full control, jumped the difference to +14 (26-40), at 14′. From that point on, Fenerbahce responded with Pierre and Hayes, but the visitors went to the locker room with +11 (37-48).

With the forwards of Motley and Dorsey, Fener started better in the second half and dropped the difference to single digits (49-53), at 24′. However, Zalgiris recovered relatively quickly and with Evans and Haynes maintained their lead, closing the third period at +6 (56-62).

With Dorsey and Guduric as protagonists, Jasikevicius’ team entered the fourth quarter with individual scores of 12-2, for +4 (68-64), in the 33rd minute. Zalgiris responded with a 4-0 run to equalize (68-68), in the 34th minute. Fener responded with a 7-0 run (75-68), with Evans and Sumner bringing the match to a point (78-77), in the 38th minute. With an incredibly difficult basket and foul by Dorsey, the hosts went to +4 (80-76). They followed 2/2 from Evans, with Hayes missing a three-pointer, but also Evans on the last attack and thus Fener take the victory with the final 80-78.

The quarters: 22-26, 37-48, 56-62, 80-78

See here the match statistics

Source: Sport Fm

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