May 7, 2017
The first game of a highly-anticipated finals matchup was played on Sunday. The game was close throughout, but the upstarts from Yakin Dogu University did enough in the second half to win 78-70. Candace Parker led the traditional powerhouse Fenerbahce, but a late season also helped the hosts as Yelena Leuchanka had a good game. They will also host the next game on Tuesday as they will look to increase their lead and put pressure on the preseason favorites.
Yakin Dogu Universitesi vs. Fenerbahce 78-70 YDU Leuchanka 20/11r Vandersloot 18/8r/10a McBride 18 Hollingsworth 10/8r Cakir 3 FEN Parker 25/9r Quigley 15/6a Lavender 12/9r Canitez 0