Sunday, March 21, 2010
In Turkey, Galatasaray continues to firm up its position in the Turkish league. With three more games left in the regular season, Galatasaray moves to 15-4 and in third place with a 77-69 win over visiting Kayseri. Galatasaray has already secured third place; the hope is to eclipse Mersin (home of Ivory Latta) for second.
The box score is here.
The score of this game remained tight during the first, but Galatasaray became more confident in the second, holding Kayseri to 15 points and leading 43-35 at halftime. LaToya Pringle helped Kayseri get off to a better start in the third, and Kayseri fought its way to a 46-46 tie. However, despite the work of Pringle - and Julie McBride in the fourth quarter - Galatasaray regained its lead and kept it.
Latoya Pringle led Kayseri with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Vicki Johnson scored 16 points for Kayseri, and Julie McBride scored five points in limited minutes. McBride graduated from Syracuse in 2004.
For Galatasaray, Sophia Young led with 21 points and 12 minutes. Emine Palazoglu scored 14 points and Katie Douglas scored 12.
Yelena Leuchanka didn't score many points - she had a horrible shooting game - but she got a lot of rebounds.