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 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 12-11 
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 10. Yesilgiresun 9-14 
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 2. Sakarya BSB 25-6 
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 8. Samsun 16-13 
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 11. Akhisar Bld 12-18 
 12. Gelisim 12-19 
 13. Yalova Bld 11-19 
 14. Duzce Bld. 10-20 
 15. Pertevniyal 9-21 
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 18. Mugla Orman 4-26 
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Last:3/26/2017
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Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 16-2 
 2. Tofas Gelisim 14-4 
 3. Artvin 14-4 
 4. Boluspor 11-7 
 5. FMV Isik 10-8 
 6. Inegol 7-11 
 7. Pinar Kars. 6-12 
 8. Adanaspor 5-13 
 9. Maliye Milli 4-14 
 10. Melikgazi 3-15 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 16-2 
 2. Mersin BSB 11-7 
 3. Orman Genclik 11-7 
 4. Kepez Bld 10-8 
 5. Aydin BSB 9-9 
 6. Cankiri 8-10 
 7. Izmir BSB 8-10 
 8. TED Istanbul 8-10 
 9. Yesilyurt 7-11 
 10. Bilecik 2-16 
Last:3/23/2017
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 1 Real Madrid 21-7 
 2 CSKA 21-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-9 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-13 
 9 Darussafaka 14-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 FC Barcelona 11-17 
 12 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 13 Galatasaray 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-21 
 16 Unics 7-21 
Last:3/24/2017
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 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
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 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 
Stage One Standings
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 BK19.5 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun19.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.3 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.2 
 6. Denmon, Gaziantep16.6 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.3 
 8. Morrison, TED K.15.9 
 9. Armand, Is.15.8 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Best B.
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.8 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.8.9 
 4. Thomas, TED K.8.3 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.9 
 7. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.1 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.1 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Best Balikesir
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 3. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.4 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.5 
 6. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.3 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.0 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.9 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.8 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.8 
 6. Osman, Anadolu .1.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.7 
 8. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 9. Cherry, Gaziantep1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.8 
 2. Dunston, Anadolu .1.6 
 3. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 4. Kairys, Usak1.1 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 7. Ibekwe, Usak1.0 
 8. Wright, Trabzons.0.9 
 9. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.9 
 10. Jefferson, Gazia.0.8 
Player of the Week

 Davon Jefferson
  Gaziantep
  ( 204-F-99-86 )
  

 Darryl Monroe
  Turk Telekom
  ( 201-C/F-104-86 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Galatasaray 80% Mar.28 TED Kolejli
Darussafaka 76% Mar.27 Usak
Next Round Schedule

Round 31 (Regular Season)

Bandirma Kir Apr.2 Duzce Bld. 52%
Turk Telekom Apr.1 Sakarya BSB 57%
Mugla Orman Apr.1 Pertevniyal 67%
Istanbulspor 62% Apr.1 Mamak DSI
Samsun Apr.1 Eskisehir Bs 60%
Afyon Apr.1 Socar Petkim 57%
Gelisim Mar.31 Yalova Bld 56%
Final Gencli Mar.31 Akhisar Bld 66%
Acibadem Mar.31 Bursaspor 58%
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 64% Mar.31 Unics
Galatasaray Mar.31 Baskonia 55%
Panathinaiko 54% Mar.31 CSKA
Real Madrid 73% Mar.31 Fenerbahce
Zalgiris 75% Mar.31 EA7 Armani
Anadolu Efes 58% Mar.30 Olympiacos
Brose Bask. 51% Mar.30 Darussafaka
FC Barcelona 59% Mar.30 Maccabi T-A
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Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
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Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
TB2L Round 21: No surprise as #1 Selcuk Universitesi defeats Pertevniyal - Feb 13, 2013


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

TB2L top team - Selcuk Universitesi (16-5) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (7-14) in Konya 77-66. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Selcuk Universitesi forced 19 Pertevniyal turnovers. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners and forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) chipped in 19 points. Selcuk Universitesi's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Selcuk Universitesi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-5 record, which they share with Usak. Pertevniyal lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 14 games lost. Selcuk Universitesi is looking forward to face Yesilgiresun (#4) in Giresun in the next round. Pertevniyal will play at home against Gelisim (#8) in Izmir and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
The game in Balikesir was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Yesilgiresun (15-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Balikesir (11-10). Yesilgiresun managed to secure a 7-point victory 88-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Balikesir. American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) nailed 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winning side and Oguz Erdogan accounted for 15 points. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) came up with 25 points for Balikesir in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Yesilgiresun have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Maliye Milli. Balikesir at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Yesilgiresun will play against league's leader Selcuk Universitesi in Konya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balikesir will play on the road against Akhisar Bld (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Manisa between Vestel and Bandirma Kir.. Sixth ranked Vestel (13-8) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Bandirma Kir. (10-11). Vestel managed to escape with a 2-point win 65-63 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 best player for the winners was Kerem Ozkan who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Raymond Sykes who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Vestel moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Akhisar Bld. Loser Bandirma Kir. keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Baskent Genclik. Vestel will meet Trabzonspor (#9) on the road in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Final Genclik in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Ankara where higher ranked Akhisar Bld (13-8) was upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji (6-15) 87-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Akhisar Bld. It was a good game for Vincent Grier who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Pi Koleji's coach Levent Lule allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Pi Koleji maintains sixteenth place with 6-15 record. Akhisar Bld at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Pi Koleji's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Usak on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akhisar Bld will play against Balikesir.
17th ranked Istanbulspor (3-18) was outscored at home by second ranked Usak (16-5) with the biggest margin this round 73-41 on Wednesday night. Justin Carter stepped up and scored 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Usak's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Usak keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Istanbulspor lost their twelfth game in a row. They keep the seventeenth place with 18 games lost. Usak will face Pi Koleji (#16) in Ankara in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Istanbulspor will play at home against Maliye Milli in Ankara.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 21: Darussafaka lost to Maliye Milli on the opponent's court 82-97. Istanbul B.B. unfortunately lost to Trabzonspor in a home game 66-71. Baskent Genclik managed to beat Final Genclik on the road 67-59. Gelisim defeated Izmir BSB on its own court 96-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points and 11 rebounds by Jermaine Dearman of Gelisim.


Vestel - Bandirma Kir. 65-63

A very close game took place in Manisa between Vestel and Bandirma Kir.. Sixth ranked Vestel (13-8) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Bandirma Kir. (10-11). Vestel managed to escape with a 2-point win 65-63 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 took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bandirma Kir. won third quarter 14-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Kerem Ozkan (201-88, agency: EM-PA) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Serhat Ugur (192-85) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) added 14 points respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Vestel moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Akhisar Bld. Loser Bandirma Kir. keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Baskent Genclik. Vestel will meet Trabzonspor (#9) on the road in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Final Genclik in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vestel: K.Ozkan 20+7reb+1ast, S.Ugrasan 11+2reb, S.Ugur 11+5reb+7ast, S.Buker 9+3reb, J.Knox 9+7reb, I.Turel 5+1reb+3ast
Bandirma Kir.: R.Sykes 17+8reb+1ast, Y.Turna 14+3reb+3ast, T.Onen 11+8reb, A.Cantitiz 9+4reb+1ast, C.Sekeroglu 9+6reb, T.Gecim 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199537


Istanbulspor - Usak 41-73

17th ranked Istanbulspor (3-18) was outscored at home by second ranked Usak (16-5) with the biggest margin this round 73-41 on Wednesday night. The game without a history. Usak led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Istanbulspor to just 7 points in third quarter. Usak held Istanbulspor to an opponent 22.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 39.1 percent accuracy of the winners. American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and center Mehmet Emre Boztepe (205-86) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Usak's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was center Dogukan Sonmez (206-92) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and guard Onur Sonsirma (190-85, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. Usak keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Selcuk Univ. Istanbulspor lost their twelfth game in a row. They keep the seventeenth place with 18 games lost. Usak will face Pi Koleji (#16) in Ankara in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Istanbulspor will play at home against Maliye Milli in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Usak: M.Emre Boztepe 13+7reb, E.Buckner 12+5reb+1ast, J.Carter 11+8reb+2ast, M.Erol 9+3reb+3ast, E.Balto 7+4reb, S.Akyol 6+5reb+3ast
Istanbulspor: D.Sonmez 17+15reb+1ast, S.Tasdelen 10+3reb, O.Sonsirma 8+7reb+1ast, E.Dulgar 4+4reb+1ast, H.Sezaver 2+1reb+3ast, E.Yener 0
gschID: 199536


Selcuk Univ. - Pertevniyal 77-66

TB2L top team - Selcuk Universitesi (16-5) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (7-14) in Konya 77-66. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Selcuk Universitesi forced 19 Pertevniyal turnovers. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners and forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) chipped in 19 points. Four Selcuk Universitesi players scored in double figures. Selcuk Universitesi's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Dewayne Reed (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: EM-PA) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Selcuk Universitesi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-5 record, which they share with Usak. Pertevniyal lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 14 games lost. Selcuk Universitesi is looking forward to face Yesilgiresun (#4) in Giresun in the next round. Pertevniyal will play at home against Gelisim (#8) in Izmir and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Selcuk Univ.: H.Ozdemir 19+2reb+3ast, B.Clark 15+11reb+11ast, J.Granger 12+3reb+4ast, O.Orcun Gollu 11+5reb+1ast, B.Selen 9+6reb, H.Dogan 3
Pertevniyal: A.Brown 19+7reb+5ast, R.Tekin 14+4reb, D.Reed 14+5reb+2ast, B.Demir 6+6reb, B.Can Yildizli 4+2reb, T.Erulku 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 199535


Balikesir - Yesilgiresun 81-88

The game in Balikesir was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Yesilgiresun (15-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Balikesir (11-10). Yesilgiresun managed to secure a 7-point victory 88-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Balikesir. Balikesir was ahead by 14 points at the halftime before a 54-33 second half run of Yesilgiresun. They also forced 21 Balikesir turnovers. Balikesir was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) nailed 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winning side and forward Oguz Erdogan (188-88) accounted for 15 points. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) came up with 25 points and center Cem Coskun (209-87) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Balikesir in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Yesilgiresun have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Maliye Milli. Balikesir at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Yesilgiresun will play against league's leader Selcuk Universitesi in Konya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balikesir will play on the road against Akhisar Bld (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 34+4reb+4ast, O.Erdogan 15+3reb, J.Ofoegbu 9+6reb+2ast, U.Turkoglu 9+6reb+2ast, G.Gen 6+2reb+4ast, A.Ozdemir 5
Balikesir: R.Lowery 25+2reb+3ast, C.Coskun 19+7reb+1ast, M.Ozdogan 10+3reb+1ast, A.Demirhan 8, S.Hot 6+5reb+6ast, O.Okkali 5+3reb
gschID: 199534


Maliye Milli - Darussafaka 97-82

Very expected game in Ankara where 7th ranked Darussafaka (12-9) was defeated by third ranked Maliye Milli (15-6) 97-82 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Maliye Milli led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Darussafaka was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Derek Williams (185-85, college: SMU, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up and scored 22 points and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Zach Graham (198-89, college: Mississippi) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Maliye Milli players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international swingman Ulug Kacaniku (202-85) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Maliye Milli maintains third place with 15-6 record behind leader Selcuk Univ., which they share with Yesilgiresun. Loser Darussafaka keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Maliye Milli will face Istanbulspor (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Darussafaka will play against Baskent Genclik (#11) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Maliye Milli: D.Williams 22+3reb+4ast, Z.Graham 19+6reb, R.Ozturk 17+5reb+3ast, O.Kaya 16+3reb+1ast, C.Sahin 11+2reb+3ast, H.Yapar 6+6reb+1ast
Darussafaka: U.Kacaniku 16+5reb+2ast, A.Oren 14+3reb, M.Hall 13+7reb+6ast, C.Amasyali 9+5reb+1ast, M.Turen 7+2reb+1ast, O.Bugra Dag 6+4reb
gschID: 199533


Pi Koleji - Akhisar Bld 87-79

An interesting game took place in Ankara where higher ranked Akhisar Bld (13-8) was upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji (6-15) 87-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Akhisar Bld. Akhisar Bld was ahead by 11 points at the halftime before a 54-35 second half run of Pi Koleji. Strangely Akhisar Bld outrebounded Pi Koleji 44-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Akhisar Bld helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American swingman Vincent Grier (195-83, college: Minnesota) who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Latvian center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, college: UNLV, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Pi Koleji players scored in double figures. Pi Koleji's coach Levent Lule allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds and guard Serdar Yavuz (184-82) added 16 points in the effort for Akhisar Bld. Pi Koleji maintains sixteenth place with 6-15 record. Akhisar Bld at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Pi Koleji's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Usak on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akhisar Bld will play against Balikesir.
Top scorers:
Pi Koleji: V.Grier 22+6reb+4ast, K.Kambala 18+10reb+1ast, O.Ozkundilli 15+2reb, B.Sahillioglu 13+1reb+4ast, H.Serdar Gungor 7+5reb, H.Karabulut 5+3reb+2ast
Akhisar Bld: T.Nelson 26+17reb+2ast, S.Yavuz 16+2ast, D.Morrow 10+5reb+2ast, E.Ozpulat 7+8reb+1ast, L.Demirci 6+3reb+4ast, G.Esmer 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 199532


Istanbul B.B. - Trabzonspor 66-71

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Trabzonspor (12-9) defeated on the road 14th ranked Istanbul B.B. (8-13) 71-66 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-66. Istanbul B.B. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian center Jurica Zuza (207-78, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Gokhan Orcun Tunca (201-80) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Trabzonspor players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) with 27 points and the other American import forward Jayme Miller (203-85) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Trabzonspor moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Darussafaka and Gelisim. Istanbul B.B. lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Trabzonspor will face higher ranked Vestel (#6) in Manisa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Istanbul B.B. will play on the road against Izmir BSB (#18).
Top scorers:
Trabzonspor: J.Zuza 21+9reb+1ast, G.Orcun Tunca 15+5reb+2ast, H.Antwan Dobie 12+2reb+6ast, Y.Akcay 10+2reb+1ast, R.Bashak 6+5reb, S.Topcu 5+2reb+1ast
Istanbul B.B.: A.Johnson 27+4reb, M.Ufuk Kacar 12+3reb+2ast, J.Miller 12+12reb+1ast, R.Dogrusoz 7+5reb+2ast, C.Erden 6+5reb+2ast, A.Tuncer 2+2reb
gschID: 199531


Final Genclik - Baskent Genclik 59-67

Everything could happen in Bursa at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Baskent Genclik and 12th ranked Final Genclik had identical 9-11 record. But Final Genclik was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Ankara 67-59 on Wednesday night. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Baskent Genclik made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Final Genclik was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and power forward Eren Ocakturk (204-87, agency: 1x1 Sports) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and forward Serkan Ozver (206-90, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Baskent Genclik. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bandirma Kir. Final Genclik lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Baskent Genclik will face higher ranked Darussafaka (#7) in Istanbul in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Final Genclik will play on the road against Bandirma Kir. (#12) in Balikesir and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Baskent Genclik: A.Reese 28+7reb+3ast, E.Ocakturk 10+10reb+3ast, H.Uskuplu 8+1reb, G.Ezel Akgor 7+5reb, A.Aziz Kan 6+5reb+3ast, O.Aydin 4+9reb+1ast
Final Genclik: M.Moses 13+12reb, M.Gucyetmez 9+1reb+4ast, S.Ozver 8+8reb, M.Esen 7, E.Ilter 6+2reb+1ast, U.Yilmaz 6+3reb
gschID: 199530


Gelisim - Izmir BSB 96-78

Everything went according to plan when ninth ranked Gelisim (12-9) beat at home bottom-ranked Izmir BSB (1-20) 96-78 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Gelisim. Izmir BSB was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Izmir BSB was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) chipped in 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Gelisim players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Gurur Baybora (-90) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Bugra Gacemer (184-83) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Izmir BSB's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Gelisim moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Trabzonspor and Darussafaka. Izmir BSB lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. Gelisim will face Pertevniyal (#15) in Istanbul in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Izmir BSB will play at home against Istanbul B.B..
Top scorers:
Gelisim: J.Dearman 29+11reb+2ast, M.Porrini 18+9reb+7ast, O.Onver 16+4reb, S.Ergin 11+3reb+3ast, B.Erol 10+5reb+7ast, E.Gokalp 6+1ast
Izmir BSB: G.Baybora 15+6reb, B.Gacemer 12+3reb+4ast, M.Surmen 11+4ast, I.Sejfic 6+2reb, O.Gokcepinar 6+1reb+1ast, T.Gurpinar 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 199529


  




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