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BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Besiktas 0-0 
 4. Best Balikesir 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. Demir IBB 0-0 
 7. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 8. Galatasaray 0-0 
 9. Gaziantep 0-0 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 11. Pinar Karsiyaka 0-0 
 12. TED Kolejliler 0-0 
 13. Tofas 0-0 
 14. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 15. Usak 0-0 
 16. Yesilgiresun 0-0 
Last:8/2/2016
TBL Standings
 1. Acibadem 0-0 
 2. Afyon 0-0 
 3. Akhisar Bld 0-0 
 4. Bandirma Kir. 0-0 
 5. Bursaspor 0-0 
 6. Duzce Bld. 0-0 
 7. Eskisehir Basket 0-0 
 8. Final Genclik 0-0 
 9. Gelisim 0-0 
 10. Istanbulspor 0-0 
 11. Mamak DSI 0-0 
 12. Mugla Orman 0-0 
 13. Pertevniyal 0-0 
 14. Sakarya BSB 0-0 
 15. Samsun 0-0 
 16. Socar Petkim 0-0 
 17. Turk Telekom 0-0 
 18. Yalova Bld 0-0 
Last:8/14/2016
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Adanaspor 0-0 
 2. Antalya BSB 0-0 
 3. Artvin 0-0 
 4. Boluspor 0-0 
 5. FMV Isik 0-0 
 6. Inegol 0-0 
 7. Maliye Milli 0-0 
 8. Melikgazi 0-0 
 9. Pinar Kars. 0-0 
 10. Tofas Gelisim 0-0 
Group B
 1. Aydin BSB 0-0 
 2. Bilecik 0-0 
 3. Cankiri 0-0 
 4. Izmir BSB 0-0 
 5. Karesi Spor 0-0 
 6. Kepez Bld 0-0 
 7. Mersin BSB 0-0 
 8. Orman Genclik 0-0 
 9. TED Istanbul 0-0 
 10. Yesilyurt 0-0 
Last:8/25/2016
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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Demir IBB 50% Oct.8 Trabzonspor
Galatasaray 50% Oct.8 Balikesir
Tofas 50% Oct.8 Darussafaka
Pinar Karsiy 50% Oct.8 Banvit BK
Yesilgiresun 50% Oct.8 Gaziantep
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.8 Anadolu Efes
Usak 50% Oct.8 Fenerbahce
TED Kolejli 50% Oct.8 Besiktas
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Turk Telekom 50% Oct.1 Mamak DSI
Mugla Orman 50% Oct.1 Gelisim
Acibadem 50% Oct.1 Samsun
Bursaspor 50% Oct.1 Bandirma Kir
Pertevniyal 50% Oct.1 Afyon
Yalova Bld 50% Oct.1 Istanbulspor
Eskisehir Bs 50% Oct.1 Final Gencli
Duzce Bld. 50% Oct.1 Sakarya BSB
Socar Petkim 50% Oct.1 Akhisar Bld
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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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TBL Round 18: Anadolu Efes are defeated by Galatasaray in a derby game - Feb 18, 2013


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The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Galatasaray (#4) and Anadolu Efes (#5). Galatasaray (15-3) won against visiting Anadolu Efes (14-4) 77-70. Anadolu Efes trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-77 at the end of the game. Galatasaray made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Galatasaray outrebounded Anadolu Efes 41-25 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Senegalese center Boniface Ndong (213-77) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) with 17 points. Galatasaray have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Karsiyaka. Anadolu Efes at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Galatasaray is looking forward to face Olin Edirne (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Anadolu Efes will play against Antalya (#15) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Olin Edirne managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Hacettepe in Ankara 70-62. Greek forward Christos Tapoutos (203-82) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Artsiom Parakhouski supported him with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Even 15 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Ricardo Marsh (207-81, college: ODU) did not help to save the game for Hacettepe. Olin Edirne (4-14) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya. Hacettepe at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Olin Edirne will play against higher ranked Galatasaray (#4) in Istanbul in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Erdemir (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Antalya where higher ranked Aliaga (6-12) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Antalya (4-14) 83-78 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Reha Oz who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Tu Holloway who recorded 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Aliaga's coach Burak Biyiktay rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Antalya moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Olin Edirne. Aliaga lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Antalya will meet higher ranked Anadolu Efes (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aliaga will play against Turk Telekom (#13) in Ankara and hope to secure a win.
Second ranked Banvit BK (16-2) crushed at home 8th ranked Erdemir (7-11) by 24 points 92-68, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Keith Simmons who led his team to a victory with 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Banvit BK have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Fener.Ulker. Erdemir at the other side keeps the eighth place with 11 games lost. Banvit BK's next round opponent will be TED Kolejliler (#7) in Ankara where they are favorite. Erdemir will play at home against Hacettepe in Ankara.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Fener.Ulker won against Mersin on the opponent's court 81-77. Tofas lost to defending champion Besiktas in a home game 62-74. Karsiyaka rolled over Turk Telekom on the road 84-65. Gaziantep was defeated by TED Kolejliler on its own court 79-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals by Joey Dorsey of Gaziantep.



Mersin - Fener.Ulker 77-81

Very expected game in Akdeniz where 11th ranked Mersin (5-13) was defeated by second ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (16-2) 81-77. Mersin was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Fenerbahce Ulker made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Bosnian-Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 4 assists. Australian center David Andersen (212-80) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Five Fenerbahce Ulker players scored in double figures. Fenerbahce Ulker's coach Simone Pianigiani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) replied with 24 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Mutlu Demir (210-87) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Mersin. Fenerbahce Ulker have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Banvit BK. Mersin lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Fenerbahce Ulker's next round opponent will be Besiktas (#6) in Istanbul where they are favorite. Mersin will play at home against Gaziantep (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mersin: A.Karadeniz 24+7reb+1ast, W.Solomon 13+5reb+1ast, A.Scales 13+3reb+2ast, J.Prince 9+7reb+1ast, D.Holston 9+1reb+9ast, M.Demir 9+10reb+1ast
Fener.Ulker: D.Andersen 17+3reb, O.Onan 14+4reb+1ast, B.Bogdanovic 13+4reb+4ast, O.Savas 12+4reb, B.McCalebb 10+1reb+3ast, U.Tripkovic 4+3reb
gschID: 199027


Banvit BK - Erdemir 92-68

Second ranked Banvit BK (16-2) crushed at home 8th ranked Erdemir (7-11) by 24 points 92-68, which is the biggest margin this round. It looked good early as Erdemir took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Banvit BK took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 24 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Erdemir's 38. Banvit BK players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Erdemir's players. It was a good game for American guard Keith Simmons (196-85, college: Holy Cross, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 14 points. Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) contributed with 10 points and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Gerrod Henderson (192-78, college: Louisiana Tech) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Erdemir. 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. Banvit BK have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Fener.Ulker. Erdemir at the other side keeps the eighth place with 11 games lost. Banvit BK's next round opponent will be TED Kolejliler (#7) in Ankara where they are favorite. Erdemir will play at home against Hacettepe in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Erdemir: M.Mahmutoglu 16+1reb, G.Henderson 16+6reb+5ast, S.Marshall 12+8reb+1ast, A.Pars 10+3reb+2ast, J.Balazic 7+2reb+1ast, E.Bayav 4+5reb
Banvit BK: E.Cinko 15+2ast, K.Simmons 14+4reb+1ast, S.Erdogan 14+1reb+2ast, S.Mejia 10+4reb+3ast, K.Lucas 8+1reb+3ast, C.Davis 8+2ast
gschID: 199034


Tofas - Besiktas 62-74

Rather predictable result in Bursa where sixth ranked Besiktas (12-6) defeated 9th ranked Tofas (7-11) 74-62. The game was mostly controlled by Besiktas. Tofas was better in third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Bosnian-Croatian forward Damir Markota (209-85) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Patrick Christopher (196-88, college: California, agency: 1x1 Sports) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Naturalized Kosovan point guard Kenan Sipahi (198-95) replied with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tofas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains sixth position with 12-6 record. Tofas at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 11 games lost. Besiktas' next round opponent will be league's leader Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Tofas will play on the road against Karsiyaka (#3).
Top scorers:
Tofas: C.Elonu 15+7reb, A.Nichols 14+2reb, J.Heytvelt 10+3reb, K.Sipahi 9+7reb+8ast, I.Koc 6+5reb+1ast, M.Lukauskis 4+1reb+2ast
Besiktas: D.Markota 13+9reb+2ast, P.Christopher 11+2reb+2ast, G.Vidmar 10+3reb+1ast, T.Acik 9+2reb+1ast, S.Cetin 8+1reb+3ast, B.Hersek 7+1reb
gschID: 199032


Galatasaray - Anadolu Efes 77-70

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Galatasaray (#4) and Anadolu Efes (#5). Galatasaray (15-3) won against visiting Anadolu Efes (14-4) 77-70. Anadolu Efes trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-77 at the end of the game. Galatasaray made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Galatasaray outrebounded Anadolu Efes 41-25 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Senegalese center Boniface Ndong (213-77) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists during the contest. Five Galatasaray players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) with 17 points and his fellow American import Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-84, college: Virginia Tech) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Galatasaray have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Karsiyaka. Anadolu Efes at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Galatasaray is looking forward to face Olin Edirne (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Anadolu Efes will play against Antalya (#15) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: J.Farmar 17+2reb+3ast, S.Vujacic 13+1reb+2ast, S.Erden 12+3reb, S.Barac 7+4reb, J.Lukas Gordon 7+7reb+6ast, K.Tunceri 6+1reb+3ast
Galatasaray: B.Ndong 16+13reb, C.Arroyo 15+2reb+5ast, M.Macvan 11+8reb+1ast, E.Atsur 10+1reb+6ast, E.Dagli 10+9reb, E.Arslan 7+1reb
gschID: 199031


Antalya - Aliaga 83-78

An interesting game took place in Antalya where higher ranked Aliaga (6-12) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Antalya (4-14) 83-78 on Saturday. Aliaga was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Antalya made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Antalya made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international Reha Oz (200-78) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who recorded 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Preston Shumpert (198-79, college: Syracuse) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Antalya and five Aliaga players scored in double figures. Aliaga's coach Burak Biyiktay rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Antalya moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Olin Edirne. Aliaga lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Antalya will meet higher ranked Anadolu Efes (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aliaga will play against Turk Telekom (#13) in Ankara and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Aliaga: T.Holloway 21+5reb+4ast, T.Francis 12+3reb, E.Goerkem 11+3reb+1ast, P.Shumpert 11+9reb+1ast, L.Chalmers 10+7reb+1ast, M.Arnold 6+5reb
Antalya: R.Oz 22+9reb, R.Carney 20+5reb+1ast, R.Lewis 18+3reb+3ast, J.Davidson 10+8reb+3ast, R.Rizvanoglu 7+3reb+3ast, J.Theodore 4+1reb
gschID: 199029


Turk Telekom - Karsiyaka 65-84

Not a big story in a game in Ankara where 13th ranked Turk Telekom (5-13) was rolled over by fourth ranked Karsiyaka (15-3) 84-65. It looked good early as Turk Telekom took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Karsiyaka had a 24-10 second period charge getting the lead and Turk Telekom was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-84. Karsiyaka dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Turk Telekom's 30. They outrebounded Turk Telekom 45-25 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 8 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import guard Jon Diebler (198-88, college: Ohio St.) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Karsiyaka's coach Ufuk Sarica allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Turk Telekom. Karsiyaka have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Galatasaray. Turk Telekom at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Karsiyaka's next round opponent will be Tofas (#9) in Bursa where they are favorite. Turk Telekom will play on the road against Aliaga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Turk Telekom: D.Pasalic 18+8reb+1ast, M.Zupan 11+5reb+1ast, C.Altay 9+1reb+3ast, A.Saruhan 8+3reb+4ast, D.Brown 8+1reb+2ast, P.Kocaoglu 8+3reb+2ast
Karsiyaka: W.Thomas 19+3reb+1ast, J.Diebler 17+6reb+2ast, C.Mutaf 15+7reb+2ast, B.Dixon 8+11reb+8ast, U.Sonkol 8+3reb+1ast, B.Pacun 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199030


Hacettepe - Olin Edirne 62-70

Bottom-ranked Olin Edirne managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Hacettepe in Ankara 70-62. Hacettepe was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 38-24 second half run of Olin Edirne. Greek forward Christos Tapoutos (203-82) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford) supported him with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Even 15 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Ricardo Marsh (207-81, college: ODU) did not help to save the game for Hacettepe. Swingman Polat Kaya (197-86) added 8 points. Olin Edirne (4-14) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya. Hacettepe at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Olin Edirne will play against higher ranked Galatasaray (#4) in Istanbul in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hacettepe will play on the road against Erdemir (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hacettepe: R.Marsh 15+7reb+3ast, M.Baygul 8+2reb, M.Glover 8+4reb, H.Besok 8+2reb+1ast, P.Kaya 8+4reb+3ast, C.Eldridge 6+4reb+4ast
Olin Edirne: C.Tapoutos 19+7reb+2ast, F.Videnov 16+6reb+4ast, A.Parakhouski 12+12reb+3ast, A.Voskuil 8+2reb, M.Yagmur 7+2reb+2ast, B.Yarangume 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 199028


Gaziantep - TED Kolejliler 79-86

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked TED Kolejliler (10-8) beat on the road 11th ranked Gaziantep (5-13) 86-79. TED Kolejliler players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Serbian center Jovo Stanojevic (208-77, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Joey Dorsey (206-83, college: Memphis, agency: FCM) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import point guard Andre Collins (183-82, college: Loyola, MD) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Gaziantep. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler maintains seventh position with 10-8 record. Gaziantep at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eleventh place with 13 games lost. TED Kolejliler's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Banvit BK in Balikesir and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gaziantep will play on the road against Mersin (#12) in Akdeniz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: M.Akpinar 24+3reb, A.Collins 19+5reb+4ast, J.Dorsey 18+16reb+6ast, I.Swann 14+3reb+2ast, E.Eryuz 2+3reb+1ast, C.Ercan 2+5reb+1ast
TED Kolejliler: N.Yucel 19+15reb+2ast, K.Penney 19+2reb+2ast, J.Stanojevic 16+5reb+5ast, V.Plisnic 14+4reb+2ast, R.Murat Kaya 6+3reb, B.Woodside 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 199033


  




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