Calathes flirts with triple-double, Fenerbahce wins 2024 Turkish Cup

2024-02-18T15:23:01+00:00 2024-02-18T15:49:05+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

18/Feb/24 15:23

Fenerbahce was the superior force in the Final against Efes.

By Eurohoops team/

Nick Calathes posted 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as Fenerbahce Beko beat Anadolu Efes 80 – 67 in the 2024 Turkish Cup Final to claim the trophy for the eighth time in club history.

Calathes, who also finished with just one turnover during the 29 minutes he spent on the floor, was named MVP of the Final.

Scottie Wilbekin scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds, Johnathan Motley had 14 points and Nigel Hayes-Davis contributed 12 points for a Fenerbahce team that was particularly strong in the second half to get the win.

Fener opened the third period with a 12 – 2 run over four minutes to go up 54 – 37. Efes fought back to trim the margin to single-digit figures making it 63 – 55 early in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.

Wilbekin drained two triples and Hayes-Davis added one of his own for nine unanswered points that gave Fener a comfortable margin. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ players remained in control down the stretch.

The trio of Shane Larkin (17 points, six assists, five rebounds), Will Clyburn (16 points, seven rebounds), Elijah Bryant (15 points, six rebounds) stood out from Efes. This was the first loss for their team since Tomislav Mijatovic was appointed as head coach, following two wins in the EuroLeague and another pair in the Turkish BSL.