Breanna Stewart led Fenerbahce to its first ever EuroLeague women’s title on Sunday. In the process, the two-time WNBA champion broke the record for most points in a modern Euroleague women’s final and earned Final Four MVP honors.
Stewart recorded 35 points — including 26 in the first half — in the 99-60 win over CBK Mersin Yenisehir Bld. (The previous record, 31 points, was set by Diana Taurasi in 2009.)
🔥 Breanna Stewart is HER 🐐26 PTS at half-time of the #EuroLeagueWomen Final as @fbkadinbasket are up by 33! 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/yvp5McThLn— EuroLeague Women (@EuroLeagueWomen) April 16, 2023
🔥 Breanna Stewart is HER 🐐26 PTS at half-time of the #EuroLeagueWomen Final as @fbkadinbasket are up by 33! 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/yvp5McThLn
While Stewart previously played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason, the 28-year-old made the switch to the Istanbul-based Fenerbahce following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the detainment of Brittney Griner.
Stewart wasn’t the only WNBA player to star in Sunday’s all-Turkish EuroLeague basketball final. Fenerbahce’s roster also included Satou Sabally (11 points), Emma Meesseman (10 points), Kayla McBride (16 points), and Courtney Vandersloot (5 points), while CBK Mersin’s roster was highlighted by Elizabeth Williams (10 points), Chelsea Gray (9 points), and Tiffany Hayes (3 points).