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 2. Fenerbahce 7-1 
 3. Anadolu Efes 7-1 
 4. Galatasaray 6-2 
 5. Besiktas 6-2 
 6. Darussafaka 5-3 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 8. Yesilgiresun 5-3 
 9. Demir IBB 3-5 
 10. Gaziantep 3-5 
 11. Trabzonspor 3-5 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 3-5 
 13. Tofas 2-6 
 14. Usak 2-6 
 15. Best Balikesir 0-8 
 16. TED Kolejliler 0-8 
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Last:11/28/2016
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 1. Sakarya BSB 11-1 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 11-1 
 3. Istanbulspor 9-3 
 4. Afyon 8-4 
 5. Bursaspor 8-4 
 6. Turk Telekom 7-5 
 7. Samsun 7-5 
 8. Socar Petkim 7-5 
 9. Bandirma Kir. 6-6 
 10. Acibadem 6-6 
 11. Gelisim 5-7 
 12. Akhisar Bld 5-7 
 13. Duzce Bld. 4-8 
 14. Mamak DSI 4-8 
 15. Yalova Bld 3-9 
 16. Pertevniyal 3-9 
 17. Final Genclik 3-9 
 18. Mugla Orman 1-11 
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Last:11/30/2016
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 4-0 
 2. Tofas Gelisim 4-0 
 3. Boluspor 3-1 
 4. FMV Isik 3-1 
 5. Inegol 2-2 
 6. Pinar Kars. 2-2 
 7. Adanaspor 1-3 
 8. Artvin 1-3 
 9. Maliye Milli 0-4 
 10. Melikgazi 0-4 
Group B
 1. Orman Genclik 4-1 
 2. Cankiri 3-1 
 3. Karesi Spor 3-1 
 4. Mersin BSB 3-1 
 5. Kepez Bld 3-2 
 6. Aydin BSB 2-2 
 7. Bilecik 1-3 
 8. Izmir BSB 1-3 
 9. TED Istanbul 1-3 
 10. Yesilyurt 0-4 
Last:11/18/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 9-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 7-3 
 3 Real Madrid 7-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 6-4 
 6 FC Barcelona 5-5 
 7 Anadolu Efes 5-5 
 8 Panathinaikos 5-5 
 9 Darussafaka 5-5 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-5 
 11 Zalgiris 4-6 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-6 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-6 
 14 Galatasaray 3-7 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 2-8 
Last:12/2/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Theodore, Banvit23.3 
 2. Shorter, TED K.21.4 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.9 
 4. Hayes, Demir IBB18.9 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.18.3 
 6. Stimac, Besiktas16.9 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep16.0 
 8. Mejia, Tofas15.9 
 9. Osman, Anadolu15.8 
 10. Morrison, TED K.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devin THOMAS
  
  (206-PF-94)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Thomas, TED K.10.2 
 2. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.6 
 4. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 5. Orelik, Banvit BK7.6 
 6. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.4 
 7. Roberts, Tofas7.4 
 8. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.3 
 9. Moerman, Darussaf.7.3 
 10. Wright, Trabzons.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  
  (189-G-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu10.0 
 2. Green, Best Balike.8.3 
 3. Theodore, Banvit7.3 
 4. Granger, Anadolu7.0 
 5. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 6. Calloway, Istanbu.5.8 
 7. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.5 
 8. Ermis, Tofas5.5 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.5.4 
 10. Guler, Galatasaray5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  
  (189-G-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu2.2 
 2. Eldridge, Demir I.2.1 
 3. Granger, Anadolu2.0 
 4. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 5. Wright, Trabzons.1.8 
 6. Calloway, Istanbu.1.8 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.8 
 8. Culpepper, Best B.1.7 
 9. Thomas, TED K.1.7 
 10. Ledo, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dunston, Anadolu1.9 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.4 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Stimac, Besiktas1.0 
 7. Roberts, Tofas1.0 
 8. Kosut, Yesilgiresun1.0 
 9. Kulig, Banvit BK0.9 
 10. Petway, Pinar K.0.9 
Player of the week
Round: 8

 Vladimir Stimac
  Besiktas
  (210-C-118)
  
Round: 12

 T.J. Campbell
  Socar Petkim
  (175-PG-86)
  

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Demir IBB 82% Dec.3 TED Kolejli
Galatasaray 89% Dec.3 Usak
Darussafaka 66% Dec.3 Istanbul BB
Pinar Karsiy 57% Dec.3 Yesilgiresun
Best Balikes Dec.3 Besiktas 94%
Tofas Dec.3 Fenerbahce 90%
Banvit BK 82% Dec.3 Trabzonspor
Gaziantep Dec.3 Anadolu Efes 69%
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Round 13 (Regular Season)

Turk Telekom 51% Dec.3 Bursaspor
Mugla Orman 58% Dec.3 Yalova Bld
Istanbulspor 75% Dec.3 Akhisar Bld
Afyon 73% Dec.3 Mamak DSI
Bandirma Kir 59% Dec.3 Socar Petkim
Samsun 67% Dec.3 Duzce Bld.
Gelisim Dec.2 Eskisehir Bs 82%
Acibadem 76% Dec.2 Pertevniyal
Final Gencli Dec.2 Sakarya BSB 89%
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Round 11 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 61% Dec.9 FC Barcelona
Baskonia 68% Dec.9 Darussafaka
Olympiacos 66% Dec.9 Unics
EA7 Armani Dec.8 CSKA 84%
Fenerbahce 75% Dec.8 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 76% Dec.8 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 57% Dec.8 Galatasaray
Real Madrid 66% Dec.8 Zalgiris
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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Next Round Schedule

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Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
TB2L Round 18: #1 Usak is defeated by Yesilgiresun - Jan 27, 2013


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The round was exceptionally exciting as five games ended with a tiny margin. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Usak (14-4) in Giresun on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Yesilgiresun (12-6) 71-69. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Usak. Usak was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 17-13 charge of Yesilgiresun, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 22 Usak turnovers. American center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 16 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Usak's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Yesilgiresun moved-up to fourth place. Usak at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Yesilgiresun are looking forward to face Istanbulspor (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Usak will play against Akhisar Bld (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Selcuk Universitesi (13-5) against thirteenth ranked Bandirma Kir. (8-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Selcuk Universitesi was defeated by Bandirma Kir. in a tough game in Balikesir 67-73. Point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) notched 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Raymond Sykes supported him with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Even 25 points by American point guard Jeremy Granger (185-90, college: E.Illinois) did not help to save the game for Selcuk Universitesi. Selcuk Universitesi's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bandirma Kir. moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Istanbul B.B. Selcuk Universitesi at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Maliye Milli. Bandirma Kir. will play against higher ranked Gelisim (#9) in Izmir in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Selcuk Universitesi will play at home against Trabzonspor (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maliye Milli (13-5) against eighth ranked Akhisar Bld (11-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Akhisar Bld in a tough game in Akhisar 79-85. The best player for the winners was Tyrone Nelson who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Hakan Yapar who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench 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. Loser Maliye Milli keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Akhisar Bld will meet league's leader Usak on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maliye Milli will play against Final Genclik in Bursa and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Izmir. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 18th ranked Izmir BSB (1-17) to seventeenth ranked Pi Koleji (4-14) 76-75 on Sunday evening. It was a good game for Kaspars Kambala who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Pi Koleji moved-up to sixteenth place. Newly promoted Izmir BSB stay dead last with 17 lost games. Pi Koleji's next round opponent will be higher ranked Pertevniyal (#14) in Istanbul and it may be quite challenging game. Izmir BSB will play on the road against Balikesir (#11).
Important game to mention about took place in Trabzon. Eleventh ranked Balikesir (9-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Trabzonspor (11-7) 68-66 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trabzonspor. Robert Lowery had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Trabzonspor's coach Hasan Ozmeric tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Balikesir moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Final Genclik. Loser Trabzonspor dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Balikesir will face bottom-ranked Izmir BSB (#18) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Trabzonspor will play against Selcuk Universitesi (#3) in Konya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Istanbul B.B. won against Darussafaka on the opponent's court 89-80. Baskent Genclik unfortunately lost to Gelisim in a home game 75-79. Istanbulspor recorded a loss to Pertevniyal on the road 71-73. Final Genclik defeated Vestel on its own court 93-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by Ahmet Bugrahan of Istanbul B.B..



Darussafaka - Istanbul B.B. 80-89

There was an upset when higher ranked Darussafaka (11-7) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked Istanbul B.B. (8-10) 89-80 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Istanbul B.B. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Darussafaka's 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Ahmet Bugrahan (-94) scored 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and swingman Cihan Amasyali (191-83) scored 23 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Istanbul B.B. maintains twelfth position with 8-10 record, which they share with Bandirma Kir. Darussafaka lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Istanbul B.B. will face Baskent Genclik (#15) in Ankara in the next round. Darussafaka will play on the road against Vestel (#7) in Manisa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Istanbul B.B.: A.Bugrahan 28+8reb+5ast, A.Johnson 20+11reb+1ast, J.Miller 15+4reb+1ast, R.Dogrusoz 10+2reb+4ast, M.Ufuk Kacar 7+2reb+2ast, M.Birsen 4+4reb
Darussafaka: C.Amasyali 23+2reb, M.Hall 12+6reb+8ast, U.Kacaniku 12+4reb+3ast, A.Petrovic 12+2reb+1ast, T.Gedikli 8+3reb+3ast, A.Oren 6+2reb
gschID: 199510


Bandirma Kir. - Selcuk Univ. 73-67

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Selcuk Universitesi (13-5) against thirteenth ranked Bandirma Kir. (8-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Selcuk Universitesi was defeated by Bandirma Kir. in a tough game in Balikesir 67-73. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-20 Selcuk Universitesi's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 73-67 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Selcuk Universitesi 34-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. Point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) notched 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Five Bandirma Kir. players scored in double figures. Even 25 points by American point guard Jeremy Granger (185-90, college: E.Illinois) did not help to save the game for Selcuk Universitesi. His fellow American import Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) added 15 points. Selcuk Universitesi's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bandirma Kir. moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Istanbul B.B. Selcuk Universitesi at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Maliye Milli. Bandirma Kir. will play against higher ranked Gelisim (#9) in Izmir in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Selcuk Universitesi will play at home against Trabzonspor (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bandirma Kir.: Y.Turna 15+6reb+4ast, R.Sykes 13+12reb, M.Gizir 12+3reb+2ast, A.Cantitiz 11+4reb+6ast, C.Sekeroglu 10+2reb+2ast, T.Onen 6+3reb
Selcuk Univ.: J.Granger 25+2reb+3ast, B.Clark 15+3reb+2ast, U.Gurgen 8+2reb+3ast, H.Ozdemir 5+4reb+1ast, B.Selen 4+2reb+1ast, O.Orcun Gollu 4+1ast
gschID: 199509


Akhisar Bld - Maliye Milli 85-79

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maliye Milli (13-5) against eighth ranked Akhisar Bld (11-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Akhisar Bld in a tough game in Akhisar 79-85. Maliye Milli was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 32-18 charge of Akhisar Bld, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Akhisar Bld forced 21 Maliye Milli turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Can Terzioglu (196-86) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was center Hakan Yapar (202-84) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Zach Graham (198-89, college: Mississippi) added 17 points respectively. Four Maliye Milli players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench 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. Loser Maliye Milli keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Akhisar Bld will meet league's leader Usak on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maliye Milli will play against Final Genclik in Bursa and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: C.Terzioglu 23+2reb+2ast, T.Nelson 19+14reb+6ast, E.Ozpulat 9+7reb, D.Morrow 8+9reb, G.Esmer 7+2reb+6ast, L.Demirci 5+1reb
Maliye Milli: Z.Graham 17+3reb, D.Williams 12+6reb+2ast, H.Yapar 12+10reb+5ast, C.Sahin 11+6reb+3ast, R.Ozturk 8+5reb, S.Gursu 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199508


Yesilgiresun - Usak 71-69

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Usak (14-4) in Giresun on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Yesilgiresun (12-6) 71-69. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Usak. Usak was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 17-13 charge of Yesilgiresun, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 22 Usak turnovers. American center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 16 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and forward Erhan Yetim (204-87) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Usak's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Yesilgiresun moved-up to fourth place. Usak at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Yesilgiresun are looking forward to face Istanbulspor (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Usak will play against Akhisar Bld (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: J.Ofoegbu 19+9reb+2ast, A.Gordon 16+4reb+2ast, B.Haluk Cinar 14+2reb+1ast, M.Sevda 7+2reb+2ast, O.Erdogan 6+2reb+2ast, I.Cevik 5+4reb+3ast
Usak: J.Carter 20+12reb+1ast, E.Buckner 13+6reb, E.Yetim 13+8reb+3ast, G.Karamahmut 9, S.Kavut 5+3reb, O.Surucu 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199507


Baskent Genclik - Gelisim 75-79

Rather predictable result in Ankara where ninth ranked Gelisim (10-8) defeated 13th ranked Baskent Genclik (7-11) 79-75 on Sunday. Baskent Genclik trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 12 after three quarters before a 30-22 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 75-79 at the end of the game. Baskent Genclik was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Burak Erol (197-88) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Gelisim players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) with 23 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Baskent Genclik's coach Ismail Beles tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Gelisim have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 10-8 record. Loser Baskent Genclik dropped to the fourteenth place with 11 games lost. Gelisim will face Bandirma Kir. (#13) in Balikesir in the next round. Baskent Genclik will play on the road against Istanbul B.B. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gelisim: B.Erol 19+5reb+2ast, M.Porrini 17+8reb+6ast, J.Dearman 13+7reb+1ast, F.Kizilca 10+2reb, S.Ergin 8+1reb, F.Celebioglu 6+5reb+2ast
Baskent Genclik: A.Reese 23+1reb+5ast, M.Kabakci 14+2reb+1ast, K.Wesson 12+11reb+5ast, G.Ezel Akgor 6+3reb, O.Aydin 6+5reb, M.Dogan 4+1reb
gschID: 199506


Trabzonspor - Balikesir 66-68

Important game to mention about took place in Trabzon. Eleventh ranked Balikesir (9-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Trabzonspor (11-7) 68-66 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trabzonspor. Trabzonspor was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 21-15 charge of Balikesir, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Trabzonspor to just 5 points in second quarter. Trabzonspor was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Cem Coskun (209-87) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Erdem Turetken (199-79) with 19 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Henry Antwan Dobie (183-78, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 14 points. Trabzonspor's coach Hasan Ozmeric tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Balikesir moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Final Genclik. Loser Trabzonspor dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Balikesir will face bottom-ranked Izmir BSB (#18) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Trabzonspor will play against Selcuk Universitesi (#3) in Konya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balikesir: R.Lowery 17+10reb, C.Coskun 12+6reb+2ast, P.Pasco 10+7reb+2ast, A.Timucin Yener 9+4reb+2ast, S.Hot 7+2reb+7ast, M.Ozdogan 5+3reb+1ast
Trabzonspor: E.Turetken 19+9reb, H.Antwan Dobie 14+2reb+1ast, J.Zuza 8+3reb, A.Onder Kulcebas 7+2reb+1ast, S.Topcu 6+3reb+4ast, Y.Akcay 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 199505


Izmir BSB - Pi Koleji 75-76

A very interesting game took place in Izmir. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 18th ranked Izmir BSB (1-17) to seventeenth ranked Pi Koleji (4-14) 76-75 on Sunday evening. The guests were ahead by 10 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 23-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Pi Koleji outrebounded Izmir BSB 42-31 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Latvian center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, college: UNLV, agency: Alti Sport) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Halit Serdar Gungor (-77) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Mustafa Surmen (-88) replied with 18 points and 6 assists and forward Erdinc Gul (200-81) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Izmir BSB. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Pi Koleji moved-up to sixteenth place. Newly promoted Izmir BSB stay dead last with 17 lost games. Pi Koleji's next round opponent will be higher ranked Pertevniyal (#14) in Istanbul and it may be quite challenging game. Izmir BSB will play on the road against Balikesir (#11).
Top scorers:
Pi Koleji: K.Kambala 27+15reb, I.Gokalp 11+2reb, H.Serdar Gungor 11+11reb+5ast, O.Ozkundilli 7, U.Can Aksoy 6+1reb, Y.Berkcan Yananer 5+1reb
Izmir BSB: M.Surmen 18+1reb+6ast, E.Gul 13+8reb+1ast, G.Baybora 12+4reb+1ast, B.Gacemer 9+5reb+4ast, T.Gurpinar 6+6reb+1ast, O.Gokcepinar 5+1reb
gschID: 199504


Pertevniyal - Istanbulspor 73-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 16th ranked Istanbulspor's (3-15) road loss to fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (7-11) 71-73 on Sunday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Burak Can Yildizli (202-94) scored 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Dewayne Reed (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: EM-PA) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Kervin Bristol (208-88, college: Fordham) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds and Ibrahim Demircioglu (-89) scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Pertevniyal moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Baskent Genclik. Istanbulspor lost ninth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. Pertevniyal will face Pi Koleji (#16) in Ankara in the next round. Istanbulspor will play at home against Yesilgiresun where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Pertevniyal: B.Can Yildizli 22+8reb+1ast, D.Reed 18+3reb+6ast, T.Erulku 16+3reb+4ast, C.Osman 8+2reb+2ast, A.Brown 5+8reb+3ast, R.Tekin 4+2reb+1ast
Istanbulspor: K.Bristol 20+17reb+1ast, A.Ozurganci 12+3reb+1ast, I.Demircioglu 10+6reb+4ast, S.Tasdelen 9+1reb+2ast, O.Sonsirma 8+1reb+1ast, C.Hinkle 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 199503


Final Genclik - Vestel 93-91

There was a small surprise in Bursa where tenth ranked Final Genclik (9-9) edged 7th ranked Vestel (11-7) 93-91 on Saturday. Vestel was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Sean Carter (205-88, college: Massachusetts) scored 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Final Genclik's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and guard Antabia Waller (188-88, college: Auburn) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Final Genclik maintains tenth position with 9-9 record, which they share with Balikesir. Loser Vestel dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Final Genclik will face league's second-placed Maliye Milli in Ankara in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vestel will play at home against Darussafaka in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Final Genclik: S.Carter 24+9reb, M.Gucyetmez 21+2reb+6ast, M.Esen 12+2reb+1ast, M.Moses 11+14reb+4ast, E.Sinanoglu 10+5reb+6ast, E.Ilter 5+2reb+2ast
Vestel: J.Knox 20+11reb+1ast, A.Waller 19+6reb+1ast, I.Turel 15+2ast, K.Ozkan 11+6reb+1ast, K.Tutuncu 11+3reb+2ast, E.Ekmen 6+2reb
gschID: 199502


  




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