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BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 24-6 
 2. Fener.Ulker 24-6 
 3. Galatasaray 22-8 
 4. Darussafaka 20-10 
 5. Banvit BK 18-12 
 6. Karsiyaka 17-13 
 7. Usak 16-14 
 8. Royal Hali 15-15 
 9. Besiktas 15-15 
 10. Demir IBB 14-16 
 11. Trabzonspor 12-18 
 12. Yesilgiresun 11-19 
 13. Istanbul BSB 10-20 
 14. TED Kolejliler 9-21 
 15. Turk Telekom 7-23 
 16. Konyaspor 6-24 
Last:5/11/2016
TBL Standings
 1. Tofas 31-3 
 2. Acibadem 25-9 
 3. Denizli 24-10 
 4. Gediz 22-12 
 5. Sakarya BSB 21-13 
 6. Balikesir 19-15 
 7. Socar Petkim 18-16 
 8. Afyon 18-16 
 9. Pertevniyal 17-17 
 10. Gelisim 16-18 
 11. Meliksah 14-20 
 12. Mamak DSI 14-20 
 13. Akhisar Bld 14-20 
 14. Bandirma Kir. 14-20 
 15. Eskisehir Basket 13-21 
 16. Final Genclik 11-23 
 17. Istanbul DSI 10-24 
 18. Adanaspor 5-29 
Last:5/9/2016
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
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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TB2L Round 17: Change at the top of the standings - Jan 13, 2013


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The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

TB2L round 17 caused change at the leadership position. Fourth defeat of league's leader Selcuk Universitesi (13-4) against fifteenth ranked Baskent Genclik (7-10) 72-70 was the most important game of the last round. Selcuk Universitesi trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-72 at the end of the game. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for Selcuk Universitesi. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Baskent Genclik have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Bandirma Kir. and Istanbul B.B. Selcuk Universitesi at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Maliye Milli. They were replaced at the leadership position by Usak. Selcuk Universitesi will play next round against Bandirma Kir. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Baskent Genclik will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Gelisim in Izmir.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Maliye Milli (13-4) against eighth ranked Vestel (11-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Vestel in a tough game in Manisa 80-84. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maliye Milli. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 31 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and Antabia Waller chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Orbay Kaya (205-82) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Maliye Milli's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Vestel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Maliye Milli at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Vestel will play against Final Genclik (#10) in Bursa in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maliye Milli will play on the road against Akhisar Bld (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Izmir BSB's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 16 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Istanbulspor (3-14) 73-71 on Saturday. Mustafa Surmen nailed 19 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winning side. Izmir BSB's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Kervin Bristol came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds for Istanbulspor in the defeat. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth place with 1-16 record. It was Istanbulspor's eighth loss in a row. They keep the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Pi Koleji. Izmir BSB will meet at home higher ranked Pi Koleji (#17) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Istanbulspor will play against Pertevniyal in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
TB2L top team - Usak (14-3) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (6-11) in Istanbul 85-76. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Justin Carter who scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Usak have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-3 record. Pertevniyal lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 11 games lost. Usak's next round opponent will be Yesilgiresun (#4) in Giresun. Pertevniyal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbulspor.
Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Ninth ranked Gelisim (9-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Darussafaka (11-6) 85-83 on Sunday evening. Jermaine Dearman orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Darussafaka's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Gelisim maintains ninth place with 9-8 record. Darussafaka lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Gelisim will face Baskent Genclik (#13) in Ankara in the next round. Darussafaka's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbul B.B..

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Balikesir beat Bandirma Kir. on the road 75-73. Yesilgiresun won against Akhisar Bld on its own court 85-75. Pi Koleji was outscored by Trabzonspor in a road game 75-43. Final Genclik recorded a loss to Istanbul B.B. at home 66-76.



Darussafaka - Gelisim 83-85

Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Ninth ranked Gelisim (9-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Darussafaka (11-6) 85-83 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 23-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Darussafaka was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Gelisim players scored in double figures. Serbian center Aleksandar Petrovic (204-87) answered with 24 points and center Cihan Mumcuogullari (207-83, college: Concordia, MI) added 12 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Darussafaka. Darussafaka's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Gelisim maintains ninth place with 9-8 record. Darussafaka lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Gelisim will face Baskent Genclik (#13) in Ankara in the next round. Darussafaka's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbul B.B..
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: A.Petrovic 24+3reb+2ast, C.Mumcuogullari 12+7reb+2ast, C.Amasyali 10+2reb+1ast, U.Kacaniku 9+4reb+2ast, M.Hall 7+7reb+3ast, M.Turen 7+2reb
Gelisim: J.Dearman 21+10reb, M.Porrini 15+7reb+6ast, S.Ergin 14+2reb+1ast, O.Onver 11+3reb+4ast, F.Celebioglu 10+2reb+1ast, F.Kizilca 4+4reb
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Bandirma Kir. - Balikesir 73-75

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Balikesir and 12th ranked Bandirma Kir. had identical 7-9 record. But Bandirma Kir. was not able to use a home court advantage and was edged by the opponent from Balikesir 75-73 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 21-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Balikesir outrebounded Bandirma Kir. 39-19 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Bandirma Kir. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Center Cem Coskun (209-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks and the other American import forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) added 20 points in the effort for Bandirma Kir.Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Balikesir (8-9) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Final Genclik. Loser Bandirma Kir. keeps the twelfth position with ten games lost. Balikesir will face higher ranked Trabzonspor (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bandirma Kir. will play against Selcuk Universitesi (#3) in Konya and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Bandirma Kir.: G.Brown 20+2ast, R.Sykes 20+7reb+3ast, D.Cantekin 14+3reb, Y.Turna 9+2reb+5ast, A.Cantitiz 8+1ast, T.Onen 2+4reb
Balikesir: R.Lowery 22+10reb+2ast, C.Coskun 14+11reb+1ast, O.Okkali 11+5reb+2ast, S.Hot 9+1reb+3ast, M.Ozdogan 6+3reb, C.Delicay 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 199500


Yesilgiresun - Akhisar Bld 85-75

Everything could happen in Giresun at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Yesilgiresun and 7th ranked Akhisar Bld had identical 10-6 record. This time Yesilgiresun used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Akhisar 85-75 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Yesilgiresun outrebounded Akhisar Bld 37-21 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated also this game. Guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Yesilgiresun players scored in double figures. Yesilgiresun's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds and forward Darrius Morrow (203-90, college: E.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 17 points in the effort for Akhisar Bld. Yesilgiresun (11-6) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Akhisar Bld dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Yesilgiresun will face league's leader Usak at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akhisar Bld will play against the league's second-placed Maliye Milli (#2) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: T.Nelson 26+8reb+2ast, D.Morrow 17+4reb+3ast, L.Demirci 13+2reb, S.Yavuz 9+2reb+1ast, G.Esmer 7+2reb+1ast, C.Terzioglu 3+2reb+2ast
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 19+2reb+10ast, J.Ofoegbu 15+15reb, I.Cevik 12+5reb, B.Haluk Cinar 11+3reb+2ast, A.Ozdemir 10+4reb+1ast, O.Erdogan 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 199499


Vestel - Maliye Milli 84-80

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Maliye Milli (13-4) against eighth ranked Vestel (11-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Vestel in a tough game in Manisa 80-84. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maliye Milli. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 32-26. But Maliye Milli won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Vestel won last quarter 17-15. They also forced 19 Maliye Milli turnovers. Maliye Milli was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 31 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import guard Antabia Waller (188-88, college: Auburn) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Power forward Orbay Kaya (205-82) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Maliye Milli players scored in double figures. Maliye Milli's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Vestel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Maliye Milli at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Vestel will play against Final Genclik (#10) in Bursa in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maliye Milli will play on the road against Akhisar Bld (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maliye Milli: S.Gursu 16+2reb, Z.Graham 13+4reb+1ast, O.Kaya 11+8reb+1ast, C.Sahin 10+4reb+2ast, H.Yapar 10+4reb, R.Ozturk 9+6reb+4ast
Vestel: J.Knox 31+9reb+3ast, A.Waller 21+5reb+3ast, S.Buker 8+3reb+1ast, E.Ekmen 7+5reb, S.Ugur 6+5reb+6ast, I.Turel 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 199498


Baskent Genclik - Selcuk Univ. 72-70

TB2L round 17 caused change at the leadership position. Fourth defeat of league's leader Selcuk Universitesi (13-4) against fifteenth ranked Baskent Genclik (7-10) 72-70 was the most important game of the last round. Selcuk Universitesi trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-72 at the end of the game. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Baskent Genclik players scored in double figures. Forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and American point guard Jeremy Granger (185-90, college: E.Illinois) added 24 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Selcuk Universitesi. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Baskent Genclik have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Bandirma Kir. and Istanbul B.B. Selcuk Universitesi at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Maliye Milli. They were replaced at the leadership position by Usak. Selcuk Universitesi will play next round against Bandirma Kir. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Baskent Genclik will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Gelisim in Izmir.
Top scorers:
Selcuk Univ.: J.Granger 24+6reb+1ast, H.Ozdemir 22+12reb, I.Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari 6+7reb+1ast, O.Orcun Gollu 5+4reb+3ast, B.Clark 5+9reb+3ast, U.Gurgen 4+2reb
Baskent Genclik: K.Wesson 16+15reb, A.Reese 12+1reb+5ast, M.Kabakci 12+2reb+1ast, G.Ezel Akgor 11+3reb+1ast, E.Ozseven 6+7reb+3ast, M.Dogan 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199497


Trabzonspor - Pi Koleji 75-43

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Trabzonspor (11-6) rolled over at home 17th ranked Pi Koleji (3-14) 75-43 on Saturday. The game without a history. Trabzonspor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Pi Koleji to an opponent 23.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 52.4 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Pi Koleji 41-28 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Trabzonspor looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Pi Koleji's players. Forward Erdem Turetken (199-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Alican Guney (194-89, agency: 1x1 Sports) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Trabzonspor players scored in double figures. Trabzonspor's coach Hasan Ozmeric felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Hasan Karabulut (202-84) answered with 8 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Ilhan Gokalp (198-91) added 12 points in the effort for Pi Koleji. Trabzonspor moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pi Koleji lost their twelfth game in a row. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Trabzonspor will face Balikesir (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pi Koleji will play against Izmir BSB (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pi Koleji: I.Gokalp 12+2reb, H.Karabulut 8+12reb+2ast, O.Ozkundilli 7+1ast, O.Akyildiz 5+1reb, T.Sokolov 5+5reb+1ast, H.Serdar Gungor 5+4reb+1ast
Trabzonspor: J.Zuza 16+4reb, K.Cipa 12+6reb+1ast, E.Turetken 12+7reb+7ast, A.Guney 10+9reb+2ast, H.Antwan Dobie 9+3reb+8ast, S.Topcu 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 199496


Pertevniyal - Usak 76-85

TB2L top team - Usak (14-3) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (6-11) in Istanbul 85-76. It looked good early as Pertevniyal took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Usak had a 26-20 second period charge getting the lead and Pertevniyal was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-85. They outrebounded Pertevniyal 49-36 including 17 on the offensive glass. Usak brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. 32 personal fouls committed by Pertevniyal helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Four Usak players scored in double figures. Forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and guard Dewayne Reed (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: EM-PA) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Usak have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-3 record. Pertevniyal lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 11 games lost. Usak's next round opponent will be Yesilgiresun (#4) in Giresun. Pertevniyal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul Istanbulspor.
Top scorers:
Pertevniyal: A.Brown 20+14reb+1ast, C.Osman 16+2reb+2ast, D.Reed 11+8reb+5ast, R.Tekin 9+2reb+1ast, B.Can Yildizli 7+6reb, T.Erulku 4+3ast
Usak: J.Carter 27+9reb+6ast, E.Buckner 19+14reb, E.Yetim 10+10reb, S.Akyol 10+3reb, G.Karamahmut 5+1reb, M.Emre Boztepe 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199495


Izmir BSB - Istanbulspor 73-71

Izmir BSB's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 16 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Istanbulspor (3-14) 73-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 26-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Mustafa Surmen (-88) nailed 19 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winning side and Cem Bozok (-91) accounted for 14 points. Izmir BSB's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Kervin Bristol (208-88, college: Fordham) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import guard Charles Hinkle (195-88, college: the other American import) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Istanbulspor in the defeat. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth place with 1-16 record. It was Istanbulspor's eighth loss in a row. They keep the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Pi Koleji. Izmir BSB will meet at home higher ranked Pi Koleji (#17) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Istanbulspor will play against Pertevniyal in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Istanbulspor: C.Hinkle 20+7reb+1ast, K.Bristol 14+17reb, D.Sonmez 10+3reb+1ast, I.Demircioglu 8+3reb+2ast, A.Ozurganci 7, N.Kaba 5+3reb+1ast
Izmir BSB: M.Surmen 19+2reb, C.Bozok 14+2reb+2ast, B.Gacemer 8+4reb+1ast, I.Sejfic 6+2reb, T.Gurpinar 5+2reb+1ast, G.Baybora 5+2reb
gschID: 199494


Final Genclik - Istanbul B.B. 66-76

There was an upset when higher ranked Final Genclik (8-9) lost to fourteenth ranked Istanbul B.B. (7-10) in Bursa 66-76 on Friday. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 48-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Istanbul B.B. dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Final Genclik's 34. American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Ahmet Bugrahan (-94) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Istanbul B.B. players scored in double figures. American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Erdem Ilter (-90) added 17 points in the effort for Final Genclik. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Istanbul B.B. moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Bandirma Kir. and Baskent Genclik. Loser Final Genclik keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Istanbul B.B.'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:
Final Genclik: E.Ilter 17+3reb+3ast, M.Moses 16+15reb+2ast, M.Esen 10, S.Carter 8+2reb, O.Sungur 7+3reb, O.Aksoy 6+1reb+1ast
Istanbul B.B.: A.Bugrahan 19+6ast, A.Johnson 18+9reb+2ast, R.Dogrusoz 15+6reb+2ast, N.Pastal 11+2reb, J.Miller 6+5reb, S.Sahin 3+1reb
gschID: 199493


  




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