Yakin Dogu Universitesi and Bellona Agu step towards the EuroCup Women Final
Having built a 21-point lead early in the second-half it looked like they were going to cruise to victory, but backed by a vociferous home crowd, Galatasaray came storming back to make it a one-shot game with seven minutes remaining.
Moriah Jefferson was on fire for the hosts and eventually finished with a stellar 31 points and 9 assists.
But, the visitors had their own inspiration in the shape of the in-form Kayla McBride and towering Quanitra Hollingsworth who shared 52 points. Meanwhile, Courtney Vandersloot also handed out 15 assists for the winning side.
In front of another passionate home crowd, the visitors spoiled the party for the locals in Antakya as they recovered from a slow start to take the victory, with a last-gasp tip-in by Tanisha Wright potentially priceless for the return game.
Courtney Paris replied with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in defeat.