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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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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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TBL Round 8: Derby game ends with Galatasaray's defeat of Besiktas - Dec 2, 2012


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Galatasaray (#1) and Besiktas (#6). Galatasaray (8-0) won against visiting Besiktas (4-4) 64-60. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-12. But Besiktas won third quarter 16-6. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Galatasaray won last quarter 21-19. American guard David Hawkins (194-82, college: Temple) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Senegalese center Boniface Ndong (213-77) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Slovenian power forward Gasper Vidmar (211-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach Erman Kunter rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Galatasaray have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Defending champion Besiktas keeps the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Aliaga. Galatasaray are looking forward to face Karsiyaka (#5) on the road in the next round. Besiktas will play against Antalya and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Mersin managed to get a second victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Antalya 96-86. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Omar Sneed (198-76, college: Memphis) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and David Holston who added 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. Guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Mersin (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Antalya. Mersin will play against higher ranked Aliaga (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Antalya will play against Besiktas (#7) in Istanbul and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Aliaga between Aliaga and TED Kolejliler. Ninth ranked Aliaga (4-4) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked TED Kolejliler (3-5). Aliaga managed to escape with a 2-point win 70-68 on Sunday evening. The winners were led by Torin Francis who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Even a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds by Jovo Stanojevic did not help to save the game for TED Kolejliler. Aliaga moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Besiktas. TED Kolejliler lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Aliaga will meet at home Mersin (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. TED Kolejliler will play against the league's second-placed Anadolu Efes (#2) in Istanbul and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Ankara. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 13th ranked Olin Edirne (2-6) to twelfth ranked Turk Telekom (3-5) 81-78 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Dee Brown who scored 29 points and 5 assists. Turk Telekom moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Olin Edirne lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Turk Telekom's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Gaziantep (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Olin Edirne will play against Erdemir (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 11th ranked Hacettepe (2-6) and fifth ranked Karsiyaka (6-2) in Ankara on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Karsiyaka outscored Hacettepe 79-52. Alade Aminu orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Karsiyaka maintains fifth position with 6-2 record. Hacettepe lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with six games lost. Karsiyaka will face league's leader Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Tofas (#11) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Erdemir was beaten by Anadolu Efes on the road 76-72. Bottom-ranked Gaziantep lost to Fener.Ulker on its own court 69-86. Tofas unfortunately lost to Banvit BK in Balikesir 77-85.



Anadolu Efes - Erdemir 76-72

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Anadolu Efes (7-1) beat 7th ranked Erdemir (3-5) in Istanbul 76-72 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 26-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 assists. The other American import Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-84, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Anadolu Efes' coach Oktay Mahmudi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Gerrod Henderson (192-78, college: Louisiana Tech) replied with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Melih Mahmutoglu (193-90) added 16 points in the effort for Erdemir. Four Erdemir players scored in double figures. Anadolu Efes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Fener.Ulker and Banvit BK. Erdemir at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Anadolu Efes will face TED Kolejliler (#8) in Ankara in the next round where they are favorite. Erdemir will play at home against Olin Edirne.
Top scorers:
Erdemir: M.Mahmutoglu 16+2reb, S.Marshall 15+2reb, G.Henderson 11+7reb+9ast, J.Balazic 10+5reb+1ast, E.Bayav 7+1reb, A.Pars 5+10reb+2ast
Anadolu Efes: J.Farmar 20+2reb+6ast, S.Vujacic 12+6reb+1ast, S.Erden 9+2reb+1ast, J.Lukas Gordon 9+5reb+7ast, K.Gonlum 8+7reb, D.Savanovic 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198954


Aliaga - TED Kolejliler 70-68

A very close game took place in Aliaga between Aliaga and TED Kolejliler. Ninth ranked Aliaga (4-4) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked TED Kolejliler (3-5). Aliaga managed to escape with a 2-point win 70-68 on Sunday evening. TED Kolejliler was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 18-14 charge of Aliaga, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by American center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import swingman Preston Shumpert (198-79, college: Syracuse) supported him with 12 points and 5 assists. Four Aliaga players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds by Serbian center Jovo Stanojevic (208-77, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for TED Kolejliler. American point guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) added 9 points and 5 assists for the guests. Aliaga moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Besiktas. TED Kolejliler lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Aliaga will meet at home Mersin (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. TED Kolejliler will play against the league's second-placed Anadolu Efes (#2) in Istanbul and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TED Kolejliler: J.Stanojevic 29+13reb+1ast, K.Penney 12+3reb, B.Woodside 9+2reb+5ast, R.Murat Kaya 7+4reb+2ast, N.Yucel 5+5reb, V.Plisnic 4+6reb+1ast
Aliaga: E.Goerkem 14+2reb+5ast, T.Francis 13+10reb+1ast, M.Arnold 12+5reb+1ast, P.Shumpert 12+4reb+5ast, A.Ali Erdogan 9+2reb, L.Chalmers 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 198952


Gaziantep - Fener.Ulker 69-86

Very expected game when 16th ranked Gaziantep (1-7) lost at home to fourth ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (7-1) 86-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce Ulker. Gaziantep was better in third quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American-FYR Macedonian point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International forward Ilkan Karaman (205-90) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Fenerbahce Ulker's coach Simone Pianigiani used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Joey Dorsey (206-83, college: Memphis, agency: FCM) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Gaziantep. Four Gaziantep players scored in double figures. Fenerbahce Ulker have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Banvit BK and Anadolu Efes. Gaziantep lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Fenerbahce Ulker will face Banvit BK (#4) in Balikesir in the next round. Gaziantep will play at home against Turk Telekom (#9) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: J.Dorsey 20+12reb, C.Rhodes 15+6reb+2ast, M.Akpinar 11+3reb+1ast, I.Swann 11+4reb+4ast, E.Eryuz 4+1reb+5ast, Y.Cankaya 3
Fener.Ulker: B.McCalebb 18+3reb+6ast, B.Bogdanovic 13+1reb, D.Andersen 11+3reb, I.Karaman 10+9reb, O.Onan 9+2reb+3ast, R.Sato 7+7reb
gschID: 198951


Galatasaray - Besiktas 64-60

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Galatasaray (#1) and Besiktas (#6). Galatasaray (8-0) won against visiting Besiktas (4-4) 64-60. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-12. But Besiktas won third quarter 16-6. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Galatasaray won last quarter 21-19. American guard David Hawkins (194-82, college: Temple) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Senegalese center Boniface Ndong (213-77) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Slovenian power forward Gasper Vidmar (211-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach Erman Kunter rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Galatasaray have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Defending champion Besiktas keeps the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Aliaga. Galatasaray are looking forward to face Karsiyaka (#5) on the road in the next round. Besiktas will play against Antalya and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: C.Jerrells 16+5reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 13+11reb, D.Markota 13+6reb, M.Guler 6+9reb+1ast, P.Christopher 5+2reb+2ast, C.Ozer 4+2reb+1ast
Galatasaray: D.Hawkins 26+3ast, E.Dagli 10+4reb, M.Macvan 8+4reb+1ast, B.Ndong 8+9reb, F.Aldemir 4, C.Akyol 3+6reb+3ast
gschID: 198950


Banvit BK - Tofas 85-77

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Banvit BK (7-1) won against 9th ranked Tofas (3-5) in Balikesir 85-77 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Banvit BK outrebounded Tofas 34-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Banvit BK especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. Dominican guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Banvit BK's coach Orhun Ene used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Ukrainian guard Steven Burtt (185-84, college: Iona) replied with 26 points and 8 assists and American power forward Joshua Heytvelt (210-86, college: Gonzaga) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Tofas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Banvit BK have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Fener.Ulker and Anadolu Efes. Tofas at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Banvit BK will face Fenerbahce Ulker (#3) in Istanbul in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tofas will play at home against Hacettepe (#12) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Tofas: S.Burtt 26+1reb+8ast, A.Nichols 15+2ast, T.Ruzic 14+3reb+1ast, J.Heytvelt 14+11reb, K.Sipahi 4+2ast, C.Elonu 2+2reb+1ast
Banvit BK: S.Mejia 15+5reb+3ast, C.Davis 13+6reb+2ast, K.Bajramovic 12+5reb+3ast, K.Lucas 11+2reb+4ast, K.Simmons 9+4reb+2ast, I.Turkyilmaz 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198953


Hacettepe - Karsiyaka 52-79

The game between 11th ranked Hacettepe (2-6) and fifth ranked Karsiyaka (6-2) in Ankara on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Karsiyaka outscored Hacettepe 79-52. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-52. Karsiyaka dominated on the defensive end, holding Hacettepe to just 6 points in third quarter. They also forced 23 Hacettepe turnovers and outrebounded them 41-24 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Karsiyaka looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Hacettepe's players. Nigerian center Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Polat Kaya (197-86) replied with 13 points and power forward Adnan Onder Kulcebas (207-81, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hacettepe. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Karsiyaka maintains fifth position with 6-2 record. Hacettepe lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with six games lost. Karsiyaka will face league's leader Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Tofas (#11) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hacettepe: P.Kaya 13+2reb, M.Glover 9+3reb+1ast, A.Onder Kulcebas 8+5reb+2ast, M.Baygul 7+2reb+1ast, H.Besok 4+1reb, U.Peker 3+1reb+1ast
Karsiyaka: A.Aminu 14+9reb+1ast, B.Dixon 14+3reb+5ast, J.Diebler 13+3reb+2ast, A.Onur Kentli 11+1reb+1ast, E.Buker 9+1reb+3ast, C.Topaloglu 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198947


Turk Telekom - Olin Edirne 81-78

A very interesting game took place in Ankara. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 13th ranked Olin Edirne (2-6) to twelfth ranked Turk Telekom (3-5) 81-78 on Saturday evening. Turk Telekom forced 21 Olin Edirne turnovers. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dee Brown (185-84, college: Illinois, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 29 points and 5 assists. Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Czech David Jelinek (194-90) produced 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford) added 12 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks respectively for the guests. Four Olin Edirne players scored in double figures. Turk Telekom moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Olin Edirne lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Turk Telekom's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Gaziantep (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Olin Edirne will play against Erdemir (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olin Edirne: D.Jelinek 17+6reb+7ast, B.Yarangume 17+2reb+4ast, M.Yagmur 17+7reb+2ast, A.Parakhouski 12+16reb, B.Candan 8+1reb, C.Tapoutos 4+6reb+1ast
Turk Telekom: D.Brown 29+2reb+5ast, M.Zupan 16+12reb+2ast, C.Altay 16+6reb+2ast, C.Ugur Ogut 8+5reb+4ast, D.Pasalic 4+6reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 198949


Antalya - Mersin 86-96

Bottom-ranked Mersin managed to get a second victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Antalya 96-86. Mersin forced 19 Antalya turnovers. Strangely Antalya outrebounded Mersin 44-28 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Omar Sneed (198-76, college: Memphis) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St., agency: Priority Sports) who added 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. Guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Warren Carter (205-85, college: Illinois, agency: Edge Sports) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mersin (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Antalya. Mersin will play against higher ranked Aliaga (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Antalya will play against Besiktas (#7) in Istanbul and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Antalya: R.Lewis 24+8reb+3ast, W.Carter 23+5reb+2ast, J.Theodore 12+8reb+5ast, R.Oz 10+4reb, H.Demirel 5+2reb+2ast, E.Beyaz 4+2reb
Mersin: O.Sneed 27+7reb+5ast, A.Karadeniz 22+4reb, D.Holston 18+2reb+6ast, H.Koseoglu 11+2reb+4ast, W.Solomon 9+4reb+1ast, J.Prince 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 198948


  




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