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BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Besiktas 0-0 
 4. Best Balikesir 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. Demir IBB 0-0 
 7. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 8. Galatasaray 0-0 
 9. Gaziantep 0-0 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 11. Pinar Karsiyaka 0-0 
 12. TED Kolejliler 0-0 
 13. Tofas 0-0 
 14. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 15. Usak 0-0 
 16. Yesilgiresun 0-0 
Last:8/2/2016
TBL Standings
 1. Acibadem 0-0 
 2. Afyon 0-0 
 3. Akhisar Bld 0-0 
 4. Bandirma Kir. 0-0 
 5. Bursaspor 0-0 
 6. Duzce Bld. 0-0 
 7. Eskisehir Basket 0-0 
 8. Final Genclik 0-0 
 9. Gelisim 0-0 
 10. Istanbulspor 0-0 
 11. Mamak DSI 0-0 
 12. Mugla Orman 0-0 
 13. Pertevniyal 0-0 
 14. Sakarya BSB 0-0 
 15. Samsun 0-0 
 16. Socar Petkim 0-0 
 17. Turk Telekom 0-0 
 18. Yalova Bld 0-0 
Last:8/14/2016
TB2L Stage Two Standings
 1. Samsun 4-2 
 2. Bursaspor 4-2 
 3. Istanbulspor 3-3 
 4. Orman Genclik 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/15/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
Points Per Game
 Manny HARRIS
  Anhui
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Harris, Anhui20.5 
 2. Tucker, Bayamon18.7 
 3. Moerman, Banvit BK18.0 
 4. Crocker, Yesilgire.17.3 
 5. Hardy, Trabzonspor16.7 
 6. Roll, Laboral Kutxa16.5 
 7. Harris, Barangay.16.4 
 8. Fortson, Banvit BK16.3 
 9. Jackson, Marinos16.2 
 10. Walker, Demir IBB15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrien MOERMAN
  Banvit BK
  (202-PF-88)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Moerman, Banvit BK10.1 
 2. Harris, Barangay.9.6 
 3. Birch, Usak9.1 
 4. Sanikidze, TED K.7.9 
 5. Elegar, TED K.7.6 
 6. Williams, Konyaspor7.5 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.7.3 
 8. Lampe, Besiktas7.0 
 9. Jackson, Marinos6.7 
 10. Gabriel, Karsiyaka6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joe RAGLAND
  Scandone.
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ragland, Scandone.7.7 
 2. Bremer, Konyaspor6.8 
 3. Fortson, Banvit BK6.5 
 4. Calloway, Royal Ha.5.9 
 5. Heurtel, Anadolu5.8 
 6. Wolters, Besiktas5.4 
 7. Prince, Trabzonspor4.7 
 8. Lucas, TED K.4.7 
 9. Roll, Laboral Kutxa4.7 
 10. Watson, Usak4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hosley, Yesilgires.1.9 
 2. Dulkys, Yesilgires.1.6 
 3. Culpepper, Besiktas1.6 
 4. Calloway, Royal Ha.1.6 
 5. Kitchen, Trabzons.1.5 
 6. Armstead, Istanbul.1.5 
 7. Moerman, Banvit BK1.5 
 8. Jenkins, Turk T.1.4 
 9. Crocker, Yesilgire.1.4 
 10. Eldridge, Demir I.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Konyaspor
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Konyaspor2.2 
 2. Lasme, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Udoh, Fener.Ulker1.5 
 4. Birch, Usak1.3 
 5. Elonu, Besiktas1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu1.1 
 7. Carmichael, Banvit1.0 
 8. Kulig, Trabzonspor1.0 
 9. Vesely, Fener.Ulker0.9 
 10. Davis, Galatasaray0.9 
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First Round Schedule
Demir IBB 50% Oct.8 Trabzonspor
Galatasaray 50% Oct.8 Balikesir
Tofas 50% Oct.8 Darussafaka
Pinar Karsiy 50% Oct.8 Banvit BK
Yesilgiresun 50% Oct.8 Gaziantep
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.8 Anadolu Efes
Usak 50% Oct.8 Fenerbahce
TED Kolejli 50% Oct.8 Besiktas
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Turk Telekom 50% Oct.1 Mamak DSI
Orman Gencli 50% Oct.1 Gelisim
Acibadem 50% Oct.1 Samsun
Bursaspor 50% Oct.1 Bandirma Kir
Pertevniyal 50% Oct.1 Afyon
Yalova Bld 50% Oct.1 Istanbulspor
Eskisehir Bs 50% Oct.1 Final Gencli
Duzce Bld. 50% Oct.1 Sakarya BSB
Socar Petkim 50% Oct.1 Akhisar Bld
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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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TB2L Round 8: Usak defeats Gelisim in the closest game of the week - Nov 21, 2012


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 8 in the TB2L took place in Usak. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Gelisim (4-4) to third ranked Usak (6-2) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Gelisim was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Usak dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Gelisim's 20. Usak forced 19 Gelisim turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Usak made 7 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Gelisim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) who added 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) responded with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Gelisim's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Usak maintains third position with 6-2 record behind leader Darussafaka, which they share with Maliye Milli. Gelisim at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with Pertevniyal and Yesilgiresun. Usak is looking forward to face Istanbul B.B. (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gelisim will play against Istanbulspor (#16) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
TB2L top team - Darussafaka (7-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighteenth ranked Izmir BSB (0-8) 83-77. The winners were led by Serbian center Aleksandar Petrovic (204-87) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Marcus Hall supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even 18 points and 5 rebounds by forward Gurur Baybora (-90) did not help to save the game for Izmir BSB. Izmir BSB's coach tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Darussafaka have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Newly promoted Izmir BSB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Darussafaka will play against Pertevniyal (#11) in Istanbul in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Izmir BSB will play on the road against Baskent Genclik (#17) in Ankara and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Balikesir between Maliye Milli and Bandirma Kir.. Fifth ranked Maliye Milli (6-2) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Bandirma Kir. (2-6). Maliye Milli managed to escape with a 3-point win 83-80 on Wednesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Hakan Yapar who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Gilbert Brown produced 17 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Bandirma Kir.'s coach Selcuk Ernak let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Maliye Milli have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Usak. Bandirma Kir. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Istanbulspor. Maliye Milli will meet at home Balikesir (#6) in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Trabzonspor (#7) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
An interesting game took place in where higher ranked Vestel (5-3) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Yesilgiresun (4-4) 84-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vestel. Alex Gordon orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 assists. Yesilgiresun have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Pertevniyal and Gelisim. Vestel at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Yesilgiresun's next round opponent will be Final Genclik (#12) in Bursa. Vestel will play at home against Akhisar Bld (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tenth ranked Pertevniyal (4-4) crushed at home 12th ranked Final Genclik (3-5) by 19 points 92-73, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Anthony Brown who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pertevniyal moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Gelisim and Yesilgiresun. Loser Final Genclik keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Pertevniyal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Darussafaka.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Istanbul B.B. lost to Akhisar Bld on the opponent's court 75-90. Istanbulspor unfortunately lost to Selcuk Univ. in a home game 69-78. Baskent Genclik recorded a loss to Trabzonspor on the road 81-90. Pi Koleji was defeated by Balikesir on its own court 65-79.



Yesilgiresun - Vestel 84-74

An interesting game took place in where higher ranked Vestel (5-3) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Yesilgiresun (4-4) 84-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vestel. The game was mostly controlled by Yesilgiresun. Vestel was better in third quarter 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 assists. The other American import center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Kenan Tutuncu (185-81) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Vestel. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Yesilgiresun have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Pertevniyal and Gelisim. Vestel at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Yesilgiresun's next round opponent will be Final Genclik (#12) in Bursa. Vestel will play at home against Akhisar Bld (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 31+3reb+13ast, J.Ofoegbu 23+13reb, O.Erdogan 14+4reb, G.Gen 12+2reb+4ast, I.Cevik 3+6reb+1ast, O.Gungoren 1
Vestel: J.Knox 17+8reb, S.Buker 12+2reb+2ast, K.Tutuncu 12+2reb+4ast, K.Ozkan 11+4reb+1ast, S.Ugrasan 7+6reb+1ast, A.Waller 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 199420


Akhisar Bld - Istanbul B.B. 90-75

Very expected game when 12th ranked Istanbul B.B. (3-5) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Akhisar Bld (5-3) 90-75 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Akhisar Bld. Istanbul B.B. was better in second period 28-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akhisar Bld made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Akhisar Bld especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) and guard Serdar Yavuz (184-82) who added 25 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and guard Sezgin Eris (185-85) scored 12 points and 7 assists. Four Istanbul B.B. players scored in double figures. Istanbul B.B.'s coach gave the chance to play for ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akhisar Bld moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Istanbul B.B. lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with five games lost. Akhisar Bld will face Vestel (#8) in Manisa in the next round. Istanbul B.B. will play at home against Usak (#3).
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: T.Nelson 29+13reb+1ast, S.Yavuz 25+6reb+3ast, D.Morrow 16+7reb+3ast, C.Terzioglu 9+3reb, G.Esmer 5+2ast, M.Eken 4+3reb+5ast
Istanbul B.B.: A.Johnson 21+11reb+2ast, S.Eris 12+4reb+7ast, A.Bugrahan 12+1reb, R.Dogrusoz 11+3reb+3ast, C.Erden 7+6ast, M.Kolaric 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199419


Istanbulspor - Selcuk Univ. 69-78

Very predictable result when second ranked Selcuk Universitesi (7-1) defeated on the road 15th ranked Istanbulspor (2-6) 78-69 on Wednesday. Istanbulspor trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 21-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-78 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) who added 9 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. American forward Kervin Bristol (208-88, college: Fordham) responded with 6 points and 16 rebounds and guard Onur Sonsirma (190-85, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Selcuk Universitesi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Darussafaka. Loser Istanbulspor keeps the fifteenth place with six games lost. Selcuk Universitesi will face Pi Koleji (#14) in Ankara in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Istanbulspor will play on the road against Gelisim in Izmir.
Top scorers:
Selcuk Univ.: B.Clark 20+14reb+5ast, I.Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari 14+1reb, H.Ozdemir 9+13reb, J.Granger 9+1reb, O.Orcun Gollu 8+1reb+1ast, H.Dogan 7
Istanbulspor: O.Sonsirma 15+1reb, H.Karabulut 11+5reb, C.Delicay 10+3reb+2ast, C.Hinkle 9+3reb+1ast, K.Bristol 6+16reb, N.Kaba 6
gschID: 199418


Trabzonspor - Baskent Genclik 90-81

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Baskent Genclik (1-7) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Trabzonspor (5-3) 90-81 on Wednesday. Baskent Genclik trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-26 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 81-90 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Henry Antwan Dobie (183-78, college: LIU Brooklyn) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 4 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international guard Firat Aydemir (187-80) who added 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Trabzonspor moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Baskent Genclik keeps the seventeenth position with seven games lost. Trabzonspor will face Bandirma Kir. (#15) in Balikesir in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Baskent Genclik will play at home against Izmir BSB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trabzonspor: H.Antwan Dobie 31+3reb+4ast, F.Aydemir 19+5reb+3ast, E.Turetken 11+4reb+4ast, K.Cipa 8+5reb, S.Topcu 7, J.Zuza 6+2reb+3ast
Baskent Genclik: K.Wesson 23+18reb+4ast, A.Reese 19+2reb+4ast, G.Ezel Akgor 10+1reb, E.Ozseven 9+4reb+2ast, E.Ocakturk 8+3reb+1ast, H.Uskuplu 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199417


Pi Koleji - Balikesir 65-79

Everything went according to plan in Ankara where sixth ranked Balikesir (5-3) beat 13th ranked Pi Koleji (3-5) 79-65 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 49-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Mehmet Ozdogan (198-87) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds and guard Yunus Akcay (-89) who added 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Balikesir's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Ufuk Yanar (197-81) responded with 21 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Balikesir moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pi Koleji lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Balikesir will face higher ranked Maliye Milli (#4) in Ankara in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pi Koleji will play on the road against the league's second-placed Selcuk Universitesi (#2) in Konya.
Top scorers:
Balikesir: M.Ozdogan 22+5reb+2ast, Y.Akcay 16+1reb+4ast, O.Bostanci 10+7reb+3ast, A.Timucin Yener 8+2reb+4ast, P.Pasco 7+11reb+2ast, C.Coskun 7+3reb+1ast
Pi Koleji: U.Yanar 21+2reb, N.Delic 10+12reb+1ast, C.Uzun 9+2reb+1ast, T.Sokolov 6+7reb+1ast, S.Kavut 5+2reb+5ast, O.Ozkundilli 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199416


Bandirma Kir. - Maliye Milli 80-83

A very close game took place in Balikesir between Maliye Milli and Bandirma Kir.. Fifth ranked Maliye Milli (6-2) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Bandirma Kir. (2-6). Maliye Milli managed to escape with a 3-point win 83-80 on Wednesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Bandirma Kir. was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-18 charge of Maliye Milli, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was center Hakan Yapar (202-84) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Zach Graham (198-89, college: Mississippi) chipped in 20 points. Four Maliye Milli players scored in double figures. American forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Bandirma Kir.'s coach Selcuk Ernak let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Maliye Milli have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Usak. Bandirma Kir. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Istanbulspor. Maliye Milli will meet at home Balikesir (#6) in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Trabzonspor (#7) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Maliye Milli: H.Yapar 23+16reb+4ast, Z.Graham 20+4reb, C.Sahin 12+5reb+3ast, D.Williams 11+4reb+9ast, O.Kaya 7+3reb, M.Okay 5+2reb+2ast
Bandirma Kir.: G.Brown 17+6reb+3ast, R.Sykes 14+11reb+1ast, Y.Turna 11+3reb+2ast, M.Gizir 9+2reb, A.Cantitiz 9+5reb+1ast, T.Altunbey 8+7reb
gschID: 199415


Usak - Gelisim 81-78

The most exciting game of round 8 in the TB2L took place in Usak. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Gelisim (4-4) to third ranked Usak (6-2) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Gelisim was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Usak dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Gelisim's 20. Usak forced 19 Gelisim turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Usak made 7 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Gelisim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) who added 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) responded with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and Feyzi Celebioglu (-88) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gelisim's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Usak maintains third position with 6-2 record behind leader Darussafaka, which they share with Maliye Milli. Gelisim at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with Pertevniyal and Yesilgiresun. Usak is looking forward to face Istanbul B.B. (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gelisim will play against Istanbulspor (#16) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Usak: E.Buckner 18+9reb, J.Carter 17+8reb+3ast, G.Karamahmut 11+3reb+1ast, O.Surucu 11+4reb+1ast, E.Yetim 9+10reb+2ast, E.Balto 6+1reb
Gelisim: F.Celebioglu 17+2reb, O.Onver 14+2reb+3ast, M.Porrini 12+6reb+9ast, J.Dearman 10+6reb, S.Ergin 10+1reb+1ast, B.Erol 7+6reb+3ast
gschID: 199414


Pertevniyal - Final Genclik 92-73

Tenth ranked Pertevniyal (4-4) crushed at home 12th ranked Final Genclik (3-5) by 19 points 92-73, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. The game without a history. Pertevniyal led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Final Genclik's 38. Final Genclik was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 rebounds and center Ramazan Tekin (212-93) who added 20 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and Omer Kaan Gogus (-89) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Four Final Genclik players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pertevniyal moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Gelisim and Yesilgiresun. Loser Final Genclik keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Pertevniyal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Darussafaka.
Top scorers:
Pertevniyal: A.Brown 28+7reb+3ast, R.Tekin 20+9reb+2ast, C.Osman 16+3reb+1ast, D.Reed 9+4reb+5ast, B.Can Yildizli 6+4reb+2ast, E.Cosar 5+1ast
Final Genclik: O.Kaan Gogus 12+5reb, M.Moses 11+11reb+1ast, M.Gucyetmez 11+1reb+1ast, O.Sungur 10+3reb, E.Ilter 9+2reb+4ast, M.Esen 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 199413


Izmir BSB - Darussafaka 77-83

TB2L top team - Darussafaka (7-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighteenth ranked Izmir BSB (0-8) 83-77. Izmir BSB was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 48-37 second half run of Darussafaka. The winners were led by Serbian center Aleksandar Petrovic (204-87) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Five Darussafaka players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 5 rebounds by forward Gurur Baybora (-90) did not help to save the game for Izmir BSB. Tamer Gurpinar (-92) added 16 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Izmir BSB's coach tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Darussafaka have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Newly promoted Izmir BSB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Darussafaka will play against Pertevniyal (#11) in Istanbul in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Izmir BSB will play on the road against Baskent Genclik (#17) in Ankara and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: M.Hall 17+2reb+4ast, C.Mumcuogullari 16+7reb, A.Petrovic 16+11reb+3ast, M.Turen 10+1reb+2ast, T.Gedikli 10+2reb, C.Amasyali 5+1reb+4ast
Izmir BSB: G.Baybora 18+5reb, T.Gurpinar 16+5reb, T.Kanmaz 9+1reb, M.Surmen 7+6ast, M.Sinan Ozgur 6+3reb+3ast, O.Gokcepinar 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 199412


  




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