ISTANBUL (EuroCup Women) - Yakin Dogu Universitesi made history by lifting the EuroCup Women title during their rookie campaign with a 63-58 comeback win against Bellona Agu, having also won the first leg by four points.
Stats Don't Lie: For so much of the game, it was Bellona Agu who seemed most likely to dominate under the basket after an impressively aggressive start. But, Yakin Dogu recovered and actually outscored their opponents 30-28 in the paint. Meanwhile too many turnovers down the stretch spoiled the night of Bellona Agu who lost their third EuroCup Women Final.
Game Heroes: Quanitra Hollingsworth led the way for the winning side with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but perhaps it was the 13 points and nine rebounds from her partner in the paint which made the difference. Belarusian forward Yelena Leuchanka had a vital 13 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes and went 71% from the field.