Fenerbahçe beats Anadolu Efes to clinch Turkish Cup

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Published 17.02.2019 21:00
Updated 17.02.2019 23:32
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Fenerbahçe Beko defeated Anadolu Efes 80-70 to clinch the Men's Turkish Cup on Sunday night.

The star of the match was Fenerbahçe's Luigi ''Gigi'' Datome, who scored 22 points. Datome also took seven rebounds.

The other Fenerbahçe regular, Greek playmaker Kostas Sloukas, produced 19 points and eight assists.

Fenerbahce Beko captain Meli̇h Mahmutoğlu racked up 10 points.

French forward Adrien Moerman was the leading scorer of the opposite side with 18 points.

Anadolu Efes' Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic scored 16 points.

In addition to Moerman and Micic, Anadolu Efes' American center Bryant Dunston tallied 15 points and took four rebounds, but the team couldn't avoid the loss in the final held in capital Ankara.

Following the Sunday's victory, Fenerbahçe Beko claimed the trophy for the sixth time.

Datome was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy for his performance.

Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu congratulated Fenerbahçe Beko for its success.

"I congratulate Fenerbahçe Beko players and coaching staff sincerely, who won the Turkish Cup after beating their opponents 80-70," Kasapoğlu said in his message on the ministry's website.

Kasapoğlu also paid tribute to the Turkish Cup runners-up Anadolu Efes for their efforts.

Fenerbahçe advanced to the final after winning the semi-final match against Türk Telekom 73-65.

Runners-up Anadolu Efes managed to beat Beşiktaş Sompo Japan 78-70 in the semi-final to advance.

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