NIJT: Fenerbahce edge Virtus Siena for second straight win - Dec 28, 2012
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Virtus Siena - Fenerbahce 69:81
Fenerbahce clinched the second consecutive win at the NIJT Citta di Roma Tournament. The Turkish team prevailed against Virtus Siena for 2-0 record. Ayberk Guleryuz (206-F/C-95) and Mehmet Sanli (205-C-95) provided 20 points each for the winners. Fenerbahce started the game aggressively. The Turkish team erupted for 30 points in the opening quarter to take a 14-point lead. Virtus Siena stopped the rot in the second term. They got within 9 points at halftime 37:46. Virtus Siena mounted the pressure in the third term. The Italian side cut the deficit at 7-point mark at the final intermission. However Fenerbahce picked up defensive stiffness in the final frame. The Turks held Virtus to 14 points in the final period and celebrated a tough win at the end. Berk Ugurlu (191-G-96) chipped in 12 points for the winning side. Pierfrancesco Oliva (200-SF-96) answered with 14 points for Virtus Siena. Federico Sanges (196-F-95) had 12 points in the loss.
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 2 days ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w...