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 3. Besiktas 15-4 
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 5. Darussafaka 12-6 
 6. Galatasaray 11-8 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 10-9 
 8. Gaziantep 9-10 
 9. Tofas 9-10 
 10. Yesilgiresun 8-11 
 11. Trabzonspor 7-11 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 7-12 
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 14. Usak 5-13 
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 16. TED Kolejliler 1-18 
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 2. Eskisehir Basket 20-4 
 3. Socar Petkim 19-5 
 4. Bursaspor 17-7 
 5. Afyon 17-8 
 6. Acibadem 16-8 
 7. Istanbulspor 15-9 
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 9. Turk Telekom 12-12 
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 11. Akhisar Bld 10-14 
 12. Yalova Bld 9-15 
 13. Pertevniyal 8-16 
 14. Gelisim 8-16 
 15. Duzce Bld. 7-17 
 16. Final Genclik 6-18 
 17. Mamak DSI 4-20 
 18. Mugla Orman 3-21 
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Last:2/19/2017
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Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 13-2 
 2. Artvin 11-4 
 3. Tofas Gelisim 11-4 
 4. Boluspor 10-5 
 5. FMV Isik 8-7 
 6. Inegol 6-9 
 7. Pinar Kars. 6-9 
 8. Adanaspor 5-10 
 9. Melikgazi 3-12 
 10. Maliye Milli 2-13 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 13-2 
 2. Orman Genclik 10-5 
 3. Aydin BSB 9-6 
 4. Mersin BSB 9-6 
 5. Kepez Bld 8-7 
 6. Cankiri 7-8 
 7. TED Istanbul 6-9 
 8. Yesilyurt 6-9 
 9. Izmir BSB 5-10 
 10. Bilecik 2-13 
Last:2/14/2017
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 1 Real Madrid 18-5 
 2 CSKA 17-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-7 
 4 Fenerbahce 15-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 14-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 13-10 
 7 Anadolu Efes 12-11 
 8 Baskonia 12-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-12 
 10 Zalgiris 10-13 
 11 FC Barcelona 9-14 
 12 Brose Bask. 8-15 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-15 
 14 EA7 Armani 7-16 
 15 Galatasaray 7-16 
 16 Unics 7-16 
Last:2/24/2017
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Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
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Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK19.7 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.19.0 
 4. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.7 
 6. Hayes, Demir IBB17.3 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep16.0 
 8. Armand, Is.15.7 
 9. Hardy, Trabzonspor15.7 
 10. Stimac, Besiktas15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Best B.
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.9 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.8.7 
 4. Thomas, TED K.8.4 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 7. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.5 
 8. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.3 
 9. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
 10. Moerman, Darussaf.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Best Balikesir
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.6 
 3. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.9 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.4 
 7. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.1 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Banvit BK
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 2. Shorter, TED K.1.9 
 3. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 4. Green, Pinar K.1.8 
 5. Calloway, Istanbu.1.7 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray1.7 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .1.7 
 8. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.7 
 9. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 10. Hummer, TED K.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.8 
 2. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.7 
 3. Dunston, Anadolu .1.6 
 4. Kairys, Usak1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 6. James, Best Balikesir1.0 
 7. Thomas, TED K.0.9 
 8. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.9 
 9. Zizic, Darussafaka0.8 
 10. Buckner, Demir IBB0.8 
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  Tofas
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  Sakarya BSB
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Round 20 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 77% Mar.3 Tofas
TED Kolejli Mar.3 Yesilgiresun 63%
Banvit BK 91% Mar.3 Best Balikes
Besiktas 74% Mar.3 Pinar Karsiy
Fenerbahce 72% Mar.3 Darussafaka
Gaziantep 73% Mar.3 Demir IBB
Trabzonspor 63% Mar.3 Galatasaray
Usak Mar.3 Istanbul BB 58%
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Gelisim Mar.1 Sakarya BSB 75%
Pertevniyal 71% Mar.1 Duzce Bld.
Yalova Bld Mar.1 Eskisehir Bs 75%
Turk Telekom 51% Mar.1 Afyon
Bursaspor Mar.1 Socar Petkim 55%
Acibadem 89% Feb.28 Mamak DSI
Mugla Orman Feb.28 Akhisar Bld 57%
Samsun 72% Feb.28 Final Gencli
Bandirma Kir Feb.28 Istanbulspor 55%
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Round 24 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 74% Mar.3 Brose Bask.
Darussafaka Mar.3 Panathinaiko 55%
FC Barcelona Mar.3 CSKA 70%
Unics Mar.3 Anadolu Efes 65%
Galatasaray Mar.2 Real Madrid 83%
Baskonia 62% Mar.2 EA7 Armani
Maccabi T-A Mar.2 Olympiacos 74%
Zalgiris Mar.2 Fenerbahce 51%
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Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
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Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
TB2L Round 12: Darussafaka is upset by Usak - Dec 12, 2012


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The most important game in the last round took place in Usak between second ranked Darussafaka (9-3) and fourth ranked Usak (9-3) on Wednesday night. Darussafaka was defeated by Usak in a tough game on the road 71-77. Darussafaka trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 27-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-77 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Darussafaka 47-32 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Darussafaka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Cihan Amasyali (191-83) who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Usak moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Darussafaka. Usak is looking forward to face Baskent Genclik (#16) in Ankara in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Darussafaka's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbulspor.
Leader Maliye Milli delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Izmir BSB (0-12) 97-75. It was a good game for forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Hakan Yapar contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Cengiz Aydin Ergen (-88) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Izmir BSB. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maliye Milli (10-2) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Newly promoted Izmir BSB still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Maliye Milli will play against Gelisim (#13) in Izmir in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Izmir BSB will play at home against Pertevniyal (#11) in Istanbul and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Giresun between Yesilgiresun and Bandirma Kir.. Sixth ranked Yesilgiresun (8-4) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Bandirma Kir. (5-7). Yesilgiresun managed to escape with a 2-point win 76-74 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bandirma Kir.. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of Alex Gordon who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Gilbert Brown with 25 points. Yesilgiresun have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Bandirma Kir. at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Yesilgiresun will meet Trabzonspor (#6) on the road in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Akhisar Bld (#7) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Akhisar, where higher ranked Akhisar Bld (7-5) lost at home to seventeenth ranked Baskent Genclik (3-9) 70-79. The winners were led by KZell Wesson who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Akhisar Bld's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Baskent Genclik moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Istanbulspor and Pi Koleji. Akhisar Bld at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Baskent Genclik's next round opponent will be higher ranked Usak (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Trabzonspor defeated Pertevniyal in a road game 75-66. Istanbulspor was beaten by Final Genclik at home 51-58. Gelisim lost to Selcuk Univ. on the opponent's court 62-67. Pi Koleji unfortunately lost to Vestel in a home game 70-83. Istanbul B.B. managed to beat Balikesir on the road 70-66.
The best stats of 12th round was 26 points and 10 rebounds by Justin Knox of Vestel.


Pertevniyal - Trabzonspor 66-75

There was no surprise in Istanbul where 10th ranked Pertevniyal (5-7) was defeated by eighth ranked Trabzonspor (7-5) 75-66. It looked good early as Pertevniyal took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Trabzonspor had a 22-13 second period charge getting the lead and Pertevniyal was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-75. It was a great shooting night for Trabzonspor especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The winners were led by naturalized Azerbaijani forward Rasim Bashak (200-80, agency: Court Side) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Henry Antwan Dobie (183-78, college: LIU Brooklyn) supported him with 13 points and 7 assists. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Dewayne Reed (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: EM-PA) did not help to save the game for Pertevniyal. His fellow American import forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) added 18 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Trabzonspor moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Vestel and Akhisar Bld. Pertevniyal at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Trabzonspor's next round opponent will be higher ranked Yesilgiresun (#5) in Giresun and it may be quite challenging game. Pertevniyal will play on the road against Izmir BSB (#18).
Top scorers:
Pertevniyal: D.Reed 23+5reb+1ast, A.Brown 18+6reb+1ast, T.Erulku 8+3reb+1ast, R.Tekin 4+2reb, B.Can Yildizli 4+6reb+1ast, C.Osman 4+4reb+1ast
Trabzonspor: R.Bashak 14+11reb+2ast, H.Antwan Dobie 13+4reb+7ast, J.Zuza 11+5reb, E.Turetken 8+2reb+1ast, A.Guney 8+5reb+1ast, F.Aydemir 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199456


Yesilgiresun - Bandirma Kir. 76-74

A very close game took place in Giresun between Yesilgiresun and Bandirma Kir.. Sixth ranked Yesilgiresun (8-4) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Bandirma Kir. (5-7). Yesilgiresun managed to escape with a 2-point win 76-74 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bandirma Kir.. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) who added 18 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) with 25 points and power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Yesilgiresun have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Bandirma Kir. at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Yesilgiresun will meet Trabzonspor (#6) on the road in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Akhisar Bld (#7) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Bandirma Kir.: G.Brown 25+4reb, R.Sykes 19+8reb, M.Gizir 9, Y.Turna 7+5reb+3ast, A.Cantitiz 6+1reb+2ast, C.Sekeroglu 4+1reb
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 21+5reb+6ast, J.Ofoegbu 18+11reb, M.Sevda 10+2reb, O.Erdogan 9+6reb+1ast, G.Gen 9+3reb+4ast, B.Haluk Cinar 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199455


Akhisar Bld - Baskent Genclik 70-79

We should mention about the upset which took place in Akhisar, where higher ranked Akhisar Bld (7-5) lost at home to seventeenth ranked Baskent Genclik (3-9) 70-79. Akhisar Bld was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 30-16 third quarter run of Baskent Genclik. 28 personal fouls committed by Akhisar Bld helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and forward Ersan Ozseven (205-83) supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 26 points and 19 rebounds by American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) did not help to save the game for Akhisar Bld. Forward Mert Eken (193-87) added 15 points. Akhisar Bld's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Baskent Genclik moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Istanbulspor and Pi Koleji. Akhisar Bld at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Baskent Genclik's next round opponent will be higher ranked Usak (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: T.Nelson 26+19reb+2ast, M.Eken 15+2reb+1ast, L.Demirci 10+4ast, G.Esmer 7+1reb, D.Morrow 6+4reb+3ast, E.Ozpulat 4+4reb+1ast
Baskent Genclik: K.Wesson 24+12reb+2ast, E.Ozseven 14+8reb+2ast, E.Ocakturk 8+5reb+1ast, G.Ezel Akgor 7+3reb+2ast, H.Uskuplu 7+3reb+1ast, M.Dogan 6+2reb
gschID: 199454


Istanbulspor - Final Genclik 51-58

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked Final Genclik's (5-7) road victory over 15th ranked Istanbulspor (3-9) 58-51. Istanbulspor was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 33-19 second half run of Final Genclik. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Istanbulspor to just 6 points in third quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Istanbulspor helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Erdem Ilter (-90) supported him with 17 points. Even 21 points and 6 rebounds by American guard Charles Hinkle (195-88, college: American) did not help to save the game for Istanbulspor. His fellow American import forward Kervin Bristol (208-88, college: Fordham) added 6 points and 19 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Final Genclik moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Istanbulspor lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with nine games lost. Final Genclik's next round opponent will be Pi Koleji (#17) in Ankara where they are favorite. Istanbulspor'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:
Istanbulspor: C.Hinkle 21+6reb, H.Karabulut 7+2reb, A.Ozdemir 7+4reb, K.Bristol 6+19reb, O.Sonsirma 4+1ast, I.Demircioglu 2+1ast
Final Genclik: E.Ilter 17+4reb+2ast, M.Moses 15+13reb, O.Sungur 8+2reb, S.Carter 8+13reb, M.Gucyetmez 7+6reb+2ast, M.Esen 3+2reb
gschID: 199453


Selcuk Univ. - Gelisim 67-62

Very expected game in Konya where 11th ranked Gelisim (5-7) was defeated by third ranked Selcuk Universitesi (10-2) 67-62. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Gelisim was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Gelisim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) supported him with 15 points and 4 assists. Selcuk Universitesi's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 17 points and 6 rebounds by American power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) did not help to save the game for Gelisim. His fellow American import guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Selcuk Universitesi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Maliye Milli. Gelisim at the other side keeps the eleventh place with seven games lost. Selcuk Universitesi's next round opponent will be Istanbul B.B. (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Gelisim will play against the league's leader Maliye Milli in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Gelisim: J.Dearman 17+6reb+2ast, M.Porrini 11+6reb+4ast, B.Erol 9+9reb+1ast, F.Celebioglu 8+2reb+2ast, E.Gokalp 7, M.Kapucu 5+5reb
Selcuk Univ.: B.Clark 15+4reb+4ast, H.Ozdemir 13+12reb, J.Granger 13+3reb+3ast, B.Selen 7+1reb, F.Toz 7+3reb+2ast, U.Gurgen 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 199452


Pi Koleji - Vestel 70-83

Very predictable result in Ankara where ninth ranked Vestel (7-5) beat 16th ranked Pi Koleji (3-9) 83-70. It looked good early as Pi Koleji took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vestel had a 24-5 second period charge getting the lead and Pi Koleji was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-83. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Pi Koleji to just 5 points in second quarter. The winners were led by American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the other American import guard Antabia Waller (188-88, college: Auburn) supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Vestel's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 12 points and 9 assists by guard Berkay Sahillioglu (183-88) did not help to save the game for Pi Koleji. Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) added 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pi Koleji players scored in double figures. Vestel moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Trabzonspor and Akhisar Bld. Pi Koleji lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with nine games lost. Vestel's next round opponent will be Balikesir (#10) at home. Pi Koleji will play against Final Genclik (#14) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pi Koleji: N.Delic 16+5reb, U.Can Aksoy 14+6reb+1ast, B.Sahillioglu 12+1reb+9ast, T.Sokolov 11+8reb, O.Ozkundilli 5+3reb, H.Serdar Gungor 4+8reb+2ast
Vestel: J.Knox 26+10reb+1ast, F.Bugra Bingolbali 16+3reb+1ast, A.Waller 15+8reb+2ast, I.Turel 8+1reb+5ast, E.Ekmen 6+6reb, S.Ugur 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 199451


Balikesir - Istanbul B.B. 66-70

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Balikesir (6-6) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked Istanbul B.B. (6-6) 70-66. The guests were ahead by 9 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 28-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Istanbul B.B. dominated on the defensive end, holding Balikesir to just 6 points in second quarter. They also forced 19 Balikesir turnovers. The winners were led by American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Recep Dogrusoz (-86) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by American power forward Pervis Pasco (206-81, college: Kansas St.) did not help to save the game for Balikesir. His fellow American import point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Balikesir players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Istanbul B.B. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with defeated Balikesir. Istanbul B.B.'s next round opponent will be league's second-placed Selcuk Universitesi in Konya and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Balikesir: R.Lowery 19+8reb+4ast, P.Pasco 16+12reb+4ast, A.Timucin Yener 12+5reb+2ast, C.Coskun 10+4reb+2ast, M.Ozdogan 5+1ast, S.Gunes 4
Istanbul B.B.: A.Johnson 20+10reb+2ast, R.Dogrusoz 14+5reb+3ast, A.Bugrahan 14+5reb+1ast, C.Erden 8+1reb, D.Yavuz 5+4reb, S.Eris 4+3ast
gschID: 199450


Usak - Darussafaka 77-71

The most important game in the last round took place in Usak between second ranked Darussafaka (9-3) and fourth ranked Usak (9-3) on Wednesday night. Darussafaka was defeated by Usak in a tough game on the road 71-77. Darussafaka trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 27-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-77 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Darussafaka 47-32 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Darussafaka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Usak players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Cihan Amasyali (191-83) who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) added 18 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Usak moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Darussafaka. Usak is looking forward to face Baskent Genclik (#16) in Ankara in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Darussafaka's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbulspor.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: M.Hall 18+2reb+3ast, C.Amasyali 17+8reb, A.Petrovic 13+6reb, U.Kacaniku 9+5reb+1ast, C.Mumcuogullari 6+2reb, O.Bugra Dag 3+1reb
Usak: J.Carter 15+9reb+2ast, E.Buckner 12+14reb, M.Erol 10+4reb+1ast, S.Akyol 10+1reb+7ast, E.Yetim 9+8reb, G.Karamahmut 8+2reb
gschID: 199449


Izmir BSB - Maliye Milli 75-97

Leader Maliye Milli delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Izmir BSB (0-12) 97-75. The game without a history. Maliye Milli led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maliye Milli forced 22 Izmir BSB turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Izmir BSB was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Cengiz Aydin Ergen (-88) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds and Tamer Gurpinar (-92) added 16 points in the effort for Izmir BSB. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maliye Milli (10-2) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Newly promoted Izmir BSB still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Maliye Milli will play against Gelisim (#13) in Izmir in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Izmir BSB will play at home against Pertevniyal (#11) in Istanbul and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Izmir BSB: T.Gurpinar 16+4reb+2ast, C.Aydin Ergen 14+9reb+1ast, O.Gokcepinar 13+1reb+1ast, M.Sinan Ozgur 11+1reb, O.Ozpamir 10+6reb+1ast, B.Gacemer 5+7reb+3ast
Maliye Milli: R.Ozturk 18+6reb, S.Gursu 14+2ast, D.Williams 12+3reb+2ast, O.Kaya 12+5reb+1ast, M.Okay 11+2reb+2ast, H.Yapar 10+8reb+2ast
gschID: 199448


  




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