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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 12-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 12-2 
 3. Besiktas 11-3 
 4. Banvit BK 10-4 
 5. Darussafaka 10-4 
 6. Pinar Karsiyaka 8-6 
 7. Galatasaray 8-6 
 8. Yesilgiresun 7-7 
 9. Tofas 6-8 
 10. Demir IBB 6-8 
 11. Istanbul BBSK 6-8 
 12. Trabzonspor 5-9 
 13. Gaziantep 5-9 
 14. Usak 4-10 
 15. Best Balikesir 2-12 
 16. TED Kolejliler 0-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/8/2017
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 16-2 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 15-3 
 3. Acibadem 13-5 
 4. Socar Petkim 13-5 
 5. Afyon 13-5 
 6. Istanbulspor 12-6 
 7. Bursaspor 12-6 
 8. Samsun 11-7 
 9. Turk Telekom 9-9 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 8-10 
 11. Akhisar Bld 8-10 
 12. Pertevniyal 6-12 
 13. Gelisim 6-12 
 14. Yalova Bld 5-13 
 15. Final Genclik 5-13 
 16. Duzce Bld. 4-14 
 17. Mamak DSI 4-14 
 18. Mugla Orman 2-16 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 10-0 
 2. Artvin 7-3 
 3. FMV Isik 7-3 
 4. Boluspor 6-4 
 5. Tofas Gelisim 6-4 
 6. Inegol 4-6 
 7. Pinar Kars. 4-6 
 8. Adanaspor 3-7 
 9. Melikgazi 2-8 
 10. Maliye Milli 1-9 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 9-1 
 2. Orman Genclik 8-2 
 3. Kepez Bld 7-3 
 4. Aydin BSB 6-4 
 5. Mersin BSB 6-4 
 6. Cankiri 4-6 
 7. Izmir BSB 3-7 
 8. Yesilyurt 3-7 
 9. Bilecik 2-8 
 10. TED Istanbul 2-8 
Last:1/11/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 13-4 
 2 Real Madrid 12-5 
 3 Olympiacos 12-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-6 
 5 Panathinaikos 10-7 
 6 Fenerbahce 10-7 
 7 Darussafaka 9-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 9-8 
 9 Anadolu Efes 8-9 
 10 Brose Bask. 7-10 
 11 Unics 7-10 
 12 FC Barcelona 7-10 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-11 
 14 Zalgiris 6-11 
 15 Galatasaray 5-12 
 16 EA7 Armani 4-13 
Last:1/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/18/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK19.8 
 2. Shorter, TED K.19.7 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.9 
 4. Hayes, Demir IBB18.2 
 5. Jefferson, Gazia.17.6 
 6. Summers, Pinar K.16.4 
 7. Stimac, Besiktas16.1 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Armand, Is.15.7 
 10. Green, Best Balikesir15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Best B.
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.3 
 3. Thomas, TED K.8.7 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.8.2 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 7. Moerman, Darussaf.7.4 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.1 
 9. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
 10. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Best Balikesir
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.6 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .6.1 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.4 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.4 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.2 
 9. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Pinar K.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Pinar K.2.5 
 2. Hummer, TED K.2.1 
 3. Guler, Galatasaray1.9 
 4. Shorter, TED K.1.9 
 5. Eldridge, Demir I.1.9 
 6. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .1.9 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .1.8 
 9. Wright, Trabzons.1.7 
 10. Ledo, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Zizic, Darussafaka1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.4 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 5. Kairys, Usak1.3 
 6. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.9 
 7. Thomas, TED K.0.9 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray0.9 
 9. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 
 10. Wright, Trabzons.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Marcus Denmon
  Gaziantep
  (191-G-84)
  

 Kenan Bajramovic
  Socar Petkim
  (206-C/F-104)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Demir IBB 64% Jan.21 Galatasaray
Best Balikes Jan.21 Darussafaka 82%
Tofas 58% Jan.21 Pinar Karsiy
Banvit BK 65% Jan.21 Yesilgiresun
Gaziantep 60% Jan.21 Istanbul BB
Trabzonspor 71% Jan.21 Usak
Fenerbahce 98% Jan.21 TED Kolejli
Besiktas 64% Jan.21 Anadolu Efes
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Yalova Bld Jan.22 Final Gencli 56%
Pertevniyal Jan.21 Istanbulspor 67%
Mugla Orman Jan.21 Samsun 86%
Turk Telekom 64% Jan.21 Gelisim
Socar Petkim 89% Jan.21 Mamak DSI
Eskisehir Bs 54% Jan.21 Sakarya BSB
Duzce Bld. Jan.21 Akhisar Bld 65%
Bursaspor Jan.21 Afyon 53%
Acibadem 73% Jan.20 Bandirma Kir
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 58% Jan.20 Unics
EA7 Armani Jan.20 Galatasaray 58%
Olympiacos 62% Jan.20 Baskonia
Zalgiris Jan.20 Real Madrid 80%
FC Barcelona Jan.19 Anadolu Efes 58%
Fenerbahce 56% Jan.19 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A Jan.19 Crvena Zvezd 58%
CSKA 68% Jan.19 Brose Bask.
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
TBL Round 6 full recap - Nov 19, 2012


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It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in TBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Mersin can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Hacettepe (2-4)on the road game in Ankara 76-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Hacettepe helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St., agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Courtney Eldridge (176-80, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Alti Sport) who recorded 15 points and 6 assists. Hacettepe's coach Alp Bayramoglu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mersin (1-5) left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya and Gaziantep. Hacettepe at the other side dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Mersin is looking forward to face league's leader Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Besiktas (#7) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader Galatasaray delivered the sixth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked TED Kolejliler (3-3) 90-66 in Istanbul. It was a good game for the former international swingman Cenk Akyol (198-87) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Milan Macvan contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. New Zealand guard Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) replied with 18 points for TED Kolejliler. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Galatasaray (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with Besiktas and Aliaga. Galatasaray will play against bottom-ranked Mersin (#16) in Akdeniz in the next round which should be another easy win for them. TED Kolejliler will play at home against Antalya (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Antalya between Erdemir and Antalya. Thirteenth ranked Erdemir (2-4) got a very close victory on the road over 14th ranked Antalya (1-5). Erdemir managed to escape with a 1-point win 75-74 on Saturday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Gerrod Henderson scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Erdemir's coach Hakan Demir used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Jordan Theodore with 18 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Erdemir moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Antalya lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with five games lost. They share it with Gaziantep and Mersin. Erdemir will meet at home higher ranked Aliaga (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Antalya will play against TED Kolejliler (#8) in Ankara.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ankara. Local Turk Telekom (2-4) was outscored by fifth ranked Anadolu Efes (5-1) 96-57. Dusko Savanovic notched 16 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anadolu Efes have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Turk Telekom at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Anadolu Efes' next round opponent will be Olin Edirne (#13) on the road which should be another easy win for them. Turk Telekom will play against Fenerbahce Ulker (#4) in Istanbul.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Tofas was defeated by Fener.Ulker in Istanbul 74-66. Banvit BK beat Besiktas at home 79-69. Olin Edirne lost to Aliaga on the opponent's court 80-85. Gaziantep unfortunately lost to Karsiyaka in a home game 74-87.
The best stats of 6th round was 17 points and 15 rebounds by Charles Rhodes of Gaziantep.

Turk Telekom - Anadolu Efes 57-96

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ankara. Local Turk Telekom (2-4) was outscored by fifth ranked Anadolu Efes (5-1) 96-57. The game without a history. Anadolu Efes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Turk Telekom to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Anadolu Efes dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Turk Telekom's 20 and made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Turk Telekom 39-24 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Anadolu Efes players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Turk Telekom's players. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: Beo Basket) notched 16 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) supported him with 14 points. Four Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. Even 14 points by Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) did not help to save the game for Turk Telekom. Forward Alper Saruhan (200-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 7 points and 7 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anadolu Efes have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Turk Telekom at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Anadolu Efes' next round opponent will be Olin Edirne (#13) on the road which should be another easy win for them. Turk Telekom will play against Fenerbahce Ulker (#4) in Istanbul.
Top scorers:
Turk Telekom: M.Zupan 14+3reb+2ast, C.Altay 14+2reb, D.Pasalic 10+5reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 7+7reb+3ast, D.Brown 7+1reb+5ast, P.Kocaoglu 3+2reb
Anadolu Efes: D.Savanovic 16+4reb+5ast, J.Farmar 14+3reb+3ast, B.Batuk 12+1reb+1ast, K.Gonlum 11+6reb+1ast, S.Vujacic 8+4reb+2ast, K.Tunceri 8+2ast
gschID: 198933


Fener.Ulker - Tofas 74-66

There was no surprise in Istanbul where 10th ranked Tofas (2-4) was defeated by fourth ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (5-1) 74-66. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 20 after three quarters before a 27-15 last quarter charge of Tofas cut the lead to 74-66 at the end of the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Tofas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Australian center David Andersen (212-80) notched 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Bosnian-Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) supported him with 12 points. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by American power forward Joshua Heytvelt (210-86, college: Gonzaga) did not help to save the game for Tofas. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) added 8 points and 12 rebounds. Four Tofas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fenerbahce Ulker moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Tofas at the other side dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Fenerbahce Ulker's next round opponent will be Turk Telekom (#10) in Ankara and are hoping to win another game. Tofas will play at home against Gaziantep.
Top scorers:
Tofas: J.Heytvelt 15+9reb, K.Sipahi 12+4reb+1ast, A.Nichols 12+1reb, S.Burtt 11+3reb+2ast, C.Elonu 8+12reb+1ast, C.Altintig 2+2reb+3ast
Fener.Ulker: D.Andersen 15+7reb+3ast, B.Bogdanovic 12+4reb+1ast, O.Onan 10+1reb+5ast, O.Savas 8+5reb, B.Ermis 8+1reb+5ast, I.Karaman 6+4reb
gschID: 198935


Banvit BK - Besiktas 79-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Banvit BK's (5-1) home victory over 6th ranked Besiktas (3-3) 79-69. It looked good early as Besiktas took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Banvit BK had a 28-16 second period charge getting the lead and Besiktas was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-79. Banvit BK made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game, while Besiktas only scored two points from the stripe. Banvit BK brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Bosnian center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81) notched 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) supported him with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 25 points by American guard Patrick Christopher (196-88, college: California, agency: 1x1 Sports) did not help to save the game for Besiktas. Bosnian-Croatian forward Damir Markota (209-85) added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Banvit BK have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion Besiktas keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Banvit BK's next round opponent will be Karsiyaka (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Besiktas will play against Hacettepe in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: P.Christopher 25+3reb+1ast, D.Markota 12+5reb, C.Jerrells 11+3reb+2ast, S.Cetin 7+3reb+4ast, C.Ozer 6+3reb+2ast, B.Hersek 3+4reb+1ast
Banvit BK: K.Bajramovic 16+8reb+1ast, C.Davis 15+5reb+4ast, S.Mejia 11+8reb+3ast, K.Simmons 8+4reb, V.Stimac 8+6reb, E.Cinko 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 198938


Aliaga - Olin Edirne 85-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Aliaga and 9th ranked Olin Edirne had identical 2-3 record. This time Aliaga used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Edirne 85-80. Aliaga made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Aliaga outrebounded Olin Edirne 45-25 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Olin Edirne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import swingman Preston Shumpert (198-79, college: Syracuse) supported him with 19 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Aliaga players scored in double figures. Aliaga's coach Burak Biyiktay allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 22 points and 5 rebounds by point guard Mehmet Yagmur (188-87) did not help to save the game for Olin Edirne. Czech David Jelinek (194-90) added 18 points. Aliaga (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with TED Kolejliler and Besiktas. Olin Edirne at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Aliaga's next round opponent will be Erdemir (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Olin Edirne will play against the league's second-placed Anadolu Efes in Istanbul.
Top scorers:
Olin Edirne: M.Yagmur 22+5reb+1ast, D.Jelinek 18+2reb+2ast, D.Kamer 15+4reb+2ast, B.Ratkovica 8+3reb+2ast, C.Tapoutos 6+3reb, A.Parakhouski 4
Aliaga: P.Shumpert 19+6reb+1ast, E.Goerkem 17+7reb+1ast, T.Francis 16+11reb+2ast, L.Chalmers 12+3reb+4ast, C.Senturk 9+3reb, O.Haciyeva 7+9reb
gschID: 198937


Antalya - Erdemir 74-75

A very close game took place in Antalya between Erdemir and Antalya. Thirteenth ranked Erdemir (2-4) got a very close victory on the road over 14th ranked Antalya (1-5). Erdemir managed to escape with a 1-point win 75-74 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Antalya won third quarter 23-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Erdemir won last quarter 19-19. Erdemir outrebounded Antalya 35-23 including 30 on the defensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Gerrod Henderson (192-78, college: Louisiana Tech) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Erdemir's coach Hakan Demir used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) with 18 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Four Antalya players scored in double figures. Erdemir moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Antalya lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with five games lost. They share it with Gaziantep and Mersin. Erdemir will meet at home higher ranked Aliaga (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Antalya will play against TED Kolejliler (#8) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Antalya: J.Theodore 18+4reb+6ast, R.Lewis 16+6reb+4ast, W.Carter 15+4reb+1ast, R.Oz 14+4reb, B.Guney 3+1ast, V.Pastal 3
Erdemir: G.Henderson 24+5reb+2ast, S.Marshall 16+4reb, A.Pars 12+2reb+3ast, B.Ozcan 8+2reb+2ast, N.Yildirim 5+4reb+1ast, J.Balazic 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 198931


Gaziantep - Karsiyaka 74-87

Very predictable result when third ranked Karsiyaka (5-1) beat on the road 15th ranked Gaziantep (1-5) 87-74. The game was mostly controlled by Karsiyaka. Gaziantep was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Karsiyaka shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) notched 22 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and the former international forward Evren Buker (194-85) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Karsiyaka's coach Ufuk Sarica allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds by American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) did not help to save the game for Gaziantep. His fellow American import guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Karsiyaka moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Gaziantep dropped to the fourteenth position with five games lost. Karsiyaka's next round opponent will be Banvit BK (#5) in Balikesir. Gaziantep will play on the road against Tofas (#11) in Bursa.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: M.Akpinar 22+5reb+1ast, C.Rhodes 17+15reb, I.Swann 16+7reb+6ast, M.Ademoglu 9+1ast, A.Collins 6+1reb+5ast, C.Ercan 4
Karsiyaka: B.Dixon 22+3reb+6ast, E.Buker 17+5reb, A.Aminu 11+9reb+1ast, W.Thomas 10+2reb+1ast, U.Sonkol 9+4reb+2ast, S.Senturk 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 198936


Galatasaray - TED Kolejliler 90-66

Undefeated leader Galatasaray delivered the sixth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked TED Kolejliler (3-3) 90-66 in Istanbul. The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. TED Kolejliler was better in second period 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international swingman Cenk Akyol (198-87) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Serbian Milan Macvan (205-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. New Zealand guard Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) replied with 18 points and forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for TED Kolejliler. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Galatasaray (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with Besiktas and Aliaga. Galatasaray will play against bottom-ranked Mersin (#16) in Akdeniz in the next round which should be another easy win for them. TED Kolejliler will play at home against Antalya (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
TED Kolejliler: K.Penney 18+4reb+2ast, J.Stanojevic 13+5reb+2ast, N.Yucel 10+13reb+1ast, A.Kavaklioglu 9+2reb+4ast, R.Murat Kaya 5+1reb, V.Plisnic 4+2reb+1ast
Galatasaray: C.Akyol 23+2reb+1ast, E.Arslan 17+2reb+2ast, M.Macvan 14+10reb+2ast, J.Gordon 10+3reb+8ast, B.Ndong 6, D.Hawkins 5+4ast
gschID: 198934


Hacettepe - Mersin 72-76

Mersin can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Hacettepe (2-4)on the road game in Ankara 76-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Hacettepe helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St., agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Courtney Eldridge (176-80, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Alti Sport) who recorded 15 points and 6 assists and the former international center Huseyin Besok (212-75) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Hacettepe's coach Alp Bayramoglu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mersin (1-5) left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya and Gaziantep. Hacettepe at the other side dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Mersin is looking forward to face league's leader Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Besiktas (#7) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hacettepe: C.Eldridge 15+3reb+6ast, H.Besok 15+6reb+1ast, O.Sevinc 12+3reb+1ast, M.Glover 9+7reb, A.Isik 9, C.Bennerman 8+5reb+1ast
Mersin: D.Holston 20+2reb+1ast, A.Karadeniz 20+7reb, W.Solomon 12+3reb+2ast, H.Koseoglu 7+5reb+8ast, H.Erol 4, A.Erol 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 198932
  




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