February 28, 2024

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look.  “Everyone shouted at me to shoot, and I had no choice”: Emma Meessmann donates to Fenerbahce in the Turkish Cup |  sports

look. “Everyone shouted at me to shoot, and I had no choice”: Emma Meessmann donates to Fenerbahce in the Turkish Cup | sports

What a chapter from Emma Messeman (30). At the bell, Fenerbahce was presented with the Turkish Cup. “Everyone shouted at me to shoot, and I had no choice,” she laughed at VTM NIEUWS. Another award in her trophy bag, now her 20th. Meesseman was also named Most Valuable Player.

look. Messiman: “I had no other choice, I had to shoot”

With Fenerbahce, Meseman faced defending champions Mersin in the Turkish Cup final. After the usual playing time, the score was 71-71 thanks to a brilliant comeback by Mersin.

over time So. It was a nail biter. With Meesseman as the ultimate heroine. Because at 76-76 she moved away well and had no doubts about the 3-point line. That wasn't possible, and there was only one second left on the clock. Well, Messeman did what she often does in big moments: score. So on the bell. Winning shot: 79-76. The Belgian cat squealed with joy and was overwhelmed by her colleagues and crew. What a moment.

“Everyone was shouting at me to shoot, I looked at the clock and saw that I had no other choice. I was immediately relieved when the ball took off. And just in time, great! This is what you dream of when you are a kid. To score and decide the match in the final. On an individual level, This is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have.”

look. Messiman scores on a buzzer-beater in overtime


Messeman capped off a strong performance with her late 3-pointer. She totaled 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists in the final. She also recorded commendable numbers in the semifinals (22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) against Ormanspor and in the quarterfinals against Nusseibeh Aydin (11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists).

Messiman is doing what she also did in 2023: winning awards. Last year, she won the European League, the Turkish title, and the European Super Cup with the leading club, Fenerbahce. Now add the cup. “My twentieth trophy already? I'm not keeping track of that,” a shocked Messman said. She was also named Most Valuable Player.

However, Messiman is not going too fast: “The season is still long, and a cup like this is great of course. But we also hope to compete for the Europa League and the Turkish title this year. So we don't have time to celebrate, we immediately focus on the next goal.

look. Meesseman was named MVP


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