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BSL Standings
 1. Eskisehir Basket 2-0 
 2. Tofas 2-0 
 3. Yesilgiresun 2-0 
 4. Galatasaray 1-1 
 5. Istanbul BBSK 1-1 
 6. Pinar Karsiyaka 1-1 
 7. Darussafaka 1-1 
 8. Besiktas 1-1 
 9. Anadolu Efes 1-1 
 10. Fenerbahce 1-1 
 11. Demir IBB 1-1 
 12. Sakarya BSB 1-1 
 13. Gaziantep 1-1 
 14. Banvit BK 0-2 
 15. Trabzonspor 0-2 
 16. Usak 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
TBL Standings
 1. Selcuklu 4-0 
 2. Bahcesehir 3-0 
 3. TED Kolejliler 3-0 
 4. Turk Telekom 3-0 
 5. Afyon 2-1 
 6. Antalyaspor 2-1 
 7. Akhisar Bld 2-1 
 8. Bursaspor 2-1 
 9. Karesi Spor 2-1 
 10. Bakirkoy 2-1 
 11. Istanbulspor 1-2 
 12. Petkim 1-2 
 13. Orman Genclik 1-3 
 14. Ankara DSI 0-3 
 15. Bandirma Kir. 0-3 
 16. Duzce Bld. 0-3 
 17. Samsun 0-3 
 18. Yalova Bld 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/20/2017
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Artvin 0-0 
 2. Bilecik 0-0 
 3. Bornova 0-0 
 4. Efe Spor 0-0 
 5. FMV Isik 0-0 
 6. Haliliye 0-0 
 7. I.T.U. 0-0 
 8. Inegol 0-0 
 9. Kepez Bld 0-0 
 10. Merkezefendi 0-0 
 11. Mugla Orman 0-0 
 12. Rota 0-0 
 13. Ugur 0-0 
Group B
 1. Boluspor 0-0 
 2. Edirne 0-0 
 3. Erzurum 0-0 
 4. Fethiye 0-0 
 5. Final Genclik 0-0 
 6. Gemlik 0-0 
 7. Izmir BSB 0-0 
 8. Manisa 0-0 
 9. Mersin BSB 0-0 
 10. TED Istanbul 0-0 
 11. UPS Spor 0-0 
 12. Yeni 0-0 
Last:10/3/2017
Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 Khimki 2-0 
 2 Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3 Olympiacos 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 7 Zalgiris 1-1 
 8 Unicaja 1-1 
 9 CSKA 1-1 
 10 Valencia 1-1 
 11 Fenerbahce 1-1 
 12 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Baskonia 0-2 
 15 Brose Bask. 0-2 
 16 EA7 Armani 0-2 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/20/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Anadolu .
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. McCollum, Anadolu .28.5 
 2. James, Yesilgiresun21.0 
 3. Jones, Pinar K.20.0 
 4. Boynton, Yesilgiresun20.0 
 5. Rowland, Eskisehi.19.5 
 6. Johnson, Darussaf.19.0 
 7. Mejia, Tofas19.0 
 8. Odum, Banvit BK18.5 
 9. Buckner, Istanbu.18.0 
 10. Heslip, Trabzonspor18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MARINKOVIC
  Yesilgir.
  (209-C-93)
  Avg: 13
 1. Marinkovic, Yesilgir.13.0 
 2. Jones, Pinar K.12.5 
 3. Ayres, Eskisehi.10.0 
 4. Morgan, Tofas9.0 
 5. Vesely, Fenerbahce9.0 
 6. Mejia, Tofas9.0 
 7. Hamilton, Usak9.0 
 8. Rudd, Gaziantep8.5 
 9. Green, Trabzonspor8.5 
 10. Turen, Pinar K.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Besik.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Strawberry, Besik.7.5 
 2. Walker, Demir IBB7.5 
 3. Waters, Pinar K.7.0 
 4. Klobucar, Istanbu.6.5 
 5. Browning, Trabzons.6.0 
 6. Ermis, Tofas6.0 
 7. Renfroe, Galatasa.5.5 
 8. Henry, Tofas5.5 
 9. Thompson, Istanbu.5.0 
 10. Vasiliauskas, Trabzons.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dogus OZDEMIROGLU
  Darussaf.
  (191-PG-96)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ozdemiroglu, Darussaf.2.5 
 2. Candan, Eskisehi.2.5 
 3. Klobucar, Istanbu.2.5 
 4. James, Yesilgiresun2.5 
 5. Sant-Roos, Darussaf.2.0 
 6. Simon, Anadolu .2.0 
 7. Hosley, Yesilgiresun2.0 
 8. Waters, Pinar K.2.0 
 9. Henry, Tofas2.0 
 10. Baron, Eskisehi.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher OBEKPA
  Trabzonspor
  (208-F/C-93)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Obekpa, Trabzonspor4.5 
 2. Hendrix, Galatasa.3.0 
 3. Lima, Besiktas2.5 
 4. Williams, Gaziantep2.0 
 5. Fall, Sakarya BSB2.0 
 6. McCollum, Anadolu .1.5 
 7. Kadji, Tofas1.0 
 8. Sant-Roos, Darussaf.1.0 
 9. Ayres, Eskisehi.1.0 
 10. Buckner, Istanbu.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Errick McCollum
  Anadolu Efes
  ( 185-PG-88 )
  

 Ramazan Tekin
  Istanbulspor
  ( 214-C-93 )
  

Turkish Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Tofas 80% Oct.21 Besiktas
Yesilgiresun 80% Oct.21 Sakarya BSB
Trabzonspor Oct.21 Istanbul BB 91%
Demir IBB 93% Oct.21 Banvit BK
Eskisehir Bs 81% Oct.21 Anadolu Efes
Fenerbahce 58% Oct.21 Gaziantep
Pinar Karsiy 56% Oct.21 Galatasaray
Usak Oct.21 Darussafaka 90%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Bandirma Kir Oct.22 Antalyaspor 92%
Bakirkoy 53% Oct.21 Karesi Spor
Samsun Oct.21 TED Kolejli 98%
Petkim Oct.21 Istanbulspor 56%
Yalova Bld Oct.21 Bursaspor 92%
Ankara DSI Oct.21 Bahcesehir 99%
Duzce Bld. Oct.21 Turk Telekom 98%
Afyon 62% Oct.21 Akhisar Bld
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

CSKA 58% Oct.25 Panathinaiko
Fenerbahce 92% Oct.25 Anadolu Efes
Baskonia Oct.25 Valencia 89%
Unicaja 93% Oct.25 Brose Bask.
Khimki 81% Oct.24 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 56% Oct.24 Olympiacos
FC Barcelona 58% Oct.24 Zalgiris
Real Madrid 99% Oct.24 EA7 Armani
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
TB2L Round 23: Maliye Milli keeps a leadership position - Feb 24, 2013


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Maliye Milli as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Maliye Milli defeated 12th ranked Baskent Genclik in Ankara 81-72. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-72. 24 personal fouls committed by Baskent Genclik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sertay Gursu (195-87, agency: EM-PA) contributed with 12 points for the winners. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for Baskent Genclik. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maliye Milli have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Yesilgiresun. Baskent Genclik at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 13 games lost. Baskent Genclik will play next round against Bandirma Kir. trying to get back on the winning streak. Maliye Milli will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji. It will be extra interesting game as Pi Koleji is their local rival from Ankara.
Important game to mention about took place in Balikesir. Ninth ranked Balikesir (13-10) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging second-ranked Usak (16-7) 84-81 on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Cem Coskun helped adding 19 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Balikesir moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Vestel. Usak at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Balikesir will play against Istanbulspor (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Usak will play against Selcuk Universitesi (#3) in Konya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Konya between Akhisar Bld and Selcuk Universitesi. Eighth ranked Akhisar Bld (14-9) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Selcuk Universitesi (16-7). Akhisar Bld managed to escape with a 3-point win 68-65 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Emre Ozpulat who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Bill Clark came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Selcuk Universitesi in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Akhisar Bld moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Trabzonspor and Darussafaka. Loser Selcuk Universitesi keeps the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Usak. Akhisar Bld will meet at home Gelisim (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Selcuk Universitesi will play against Usak (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Izmir BSB managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Izmir BSB won against sixth-ranked Vestel in Manisa 83-74. The best player for the winners was Tamer Gurpinar who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth place with 2-21 record. Vestel at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Izmir BSB's next round opponent will be higher ranked Final Genclik (#15) in Bursa and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji (8-15) and 17th ranked Istanbulspor (3-20) in Ankara on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Pi Koleji outscored guests from Istanbul 87-55. Kaspars Kambala orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pi Koleji have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixteenth place with 8-15 record. Istanbulspor lost fourteenth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 20 games lost. Pi Koleji's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Ankara Maliye Milli.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Bandirma Kir. was beaten by Darussafaka on the road 69-56. Istanbul B.B. lost to Pertevniyal on its own court 68-80. Trabzonspor managed to outperform Final Genclik in a road game 79-74. Gelisim recorded a loss to Yesilgiresun at home 73-78.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 26 points and 10 assists by Alex Gordon of Yesilgiresun.


Darussafaka - Bandirma Kir. 69-56

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Darussafaka (14-9) beat 11th ranked Bandirma Kir. (11-12) in Istanbul 69-56 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 26-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Darussafaka dominated on the defensive end, holding Bandirma Kir. to just 7 points in fourth quarter. American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 assists. Serbian center Aleksandar Petrovic (204-87) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Tufan Onen (202-89) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Cenk Sekeroglu (203-91) added 7 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bandirma Kir.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Trabzonspor and Akhisar Bld. Loser Bandirma Kir. keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Darussafaka will face Trabzonspor (#6) on the road in the next round. Bandirma Kir. will play against Baskent Genclik (#12) in Ankara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bandirma Kir.: T.Onen 16+8reb+2ast, R.Sykes 9+8reb+1ast, A.Cantitiz 8+1reb, C.Sekeroglu 7+11reb+1ast, M.Gizir 6, Y.Turna 5+3reb+2ast
Darussafaka: M.Hall 23+4reb+6ast, A.Petrovic 15+6reb, C.Mumcuogullari 10+4reb+1ast, A.Oren 7+2reb, C.Amasyali 4+7reb+4ast, M.Turen 4+4reb
gschID: 199555


Vestel - Izmir BSB 74-83

Bottom-ranked Izmir BSB managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Izmir BSB won against sixth-ranked Vestel in Manisa 83-74. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Izmir BSB outrebounded Vestel 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Tamer Gurpinar (-92) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Cem Bozok (-91) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Four Izmir BSB players scored in double figures. Forward Kerem Ozkan (201-88, agency: EM-PA) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth place with 2-21 record. Vestel at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Izmir BSB's next round opponent will be higher ranked Final Genclik (#15) in Bursa and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Vestel: K.Ozkan 22+8reb+2ast, S.Buker 14+3reb+1ast, J.Knox 14+7reb+1ast, S.Ugur 7+5ast, I.Turel 6+1reb+4ast, P.Paelay 4+1reb
Izmir BSB: T.Gurpinar 19+9reb+1ast, C.Bozok 14+4ast, C.Aydin Ergen 11+5reb, I.Sejfic 10+3reb, G.Baybora 9+1reb+2ast, M.Surmen 8+5reb+5ast
gschID: 199554


Selcuk Univ. - Akhisar Bld 65-68

A very close game took place in Konya between Akhisar Bld and Selcuk Universitesi. Eighth ranked Akhisar Bld (14-9) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Selcuk Universitesi (16-7). Akhisar Bld managed to escape with a 3-point win 68-65 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 16 points at the halftime before their 41-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for forward Emre Ozpulat (200-82) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Can Terzioglu (196-86) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jeremy Granger (185-90, college: E.Illinois) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Selcuk Universitesi in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Akhisar Bld moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Trabzonspor and Darussafaka. Loser Selcuk Universitesi keeps the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Usak. Akhisar Bld will meet at home Gelisim (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Selcuk Universitesi will play against Usak (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Selcuk Univ.: J.Granger 15+5reb+3ast, B.Clark 15+8reb+3ast, B.Selen 11+7reb+1ast, H.Ozdemir 9+8reb+2ast, U.Gurgen 9+5reb+2ast, A.Onur Kentli 2
Akhisar Bld: E.Ozpulat 20+8reb+1ast, C.Terzioglu 14+8reb+3ast, S.Yavuz 14+3reb+4ast, D.Morrow 9+8reb+2ast, Y.Vardal 5+2reb, E.Yenice 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199553


Balikesir - Usak 84-81

Important game to mention about took place in Balikesir. Ninth ranked Balikesir (13-10) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging second-ranked Usak (16-7) 84-81 on Saturday evening. Usak was ahead by 10 points at the halftime before a 28-14 third quarter run of Balikesir. They also forced 20 Usak turnovers. Usak was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Cem Coskun (209-87) helped adding 19 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) scored 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Balikesir moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Vestel. Usak at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Selcuk Univ.. Balikesir will play against Istanbulspor (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Usak will play against Selcuk Universitesi (#3) in Konya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Usak: J.Carter 28+9reb+3ast, G.Karamahmut 16+1reb, O.Surucu 10+3reb+3ast, E.Buckner 9+8reb+1ast, S.Akyol 7+1reb+5ast, E.Yetim 7+6reb+1ast
Balikesir: R.Lowery 21+6reb+6ast, C.Coskun 19+8reb, O.Okkali 14+4reb+2ast, C.Delicay 9+3reb+2ast, A.Timucin Yener 7+2ast, M.Ozdogan 7+2reb
gschID: 199552


Maliye Milli - Baskent Genclik 81-72

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Maliye Milli as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Maliye Milli defeated 12th ranked Baskent Genclik in Ankara 81-72. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-72. 24 personal fouls committed by Baskent Genclik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sertay Gursu (195-87, agency: EM-PA) contributed with 12 points for the winners. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and forward Hakan Uskuplu (200-83) added 12 points in the effort for Baskent Genclik. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maliye Milli have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Yesilgiresun. Baskent Genclik at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 13 games lost. Baskent Genclik will play next round against Bandirma Kir. trying to get back on the winning streak. Maliye Milli will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji. It will be extra interesting game as Pi Koleji is their local rival from Ankara.
Top scorers:
Baskent Genclik: K.Wesson 19+11reb, A.Reese 16+1reb+2ast, H.Uskuplu 12+4reb+3ast, O.Aydin 6+6reb+2ast, A.Aziz Kan 6+5reb+5ast, M.Kabakci 5
Maliye Milli: R.Ozturk 12+8reb+1ast, S.Gursu 12+3reb+2ast, O.Kaya 12+3reb, D.Williams 8+4reb+4ast, Z.Graham 8+2reb, U.Durmus 7+3reb
gschID: 199551


Istanbul B.B. - Pertevniyal 68-80

There was a minor upset when 13th ranked Istanbul B.B. (9-14) lost at home to fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (9-14) 80-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Pertevniyal. Istanbul B.B. was better in second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Istanbul B.B. 40-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Bulut Altin (187-93) contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. Altin is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Ahmet Tuncer (193-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) answered with 17 points and 4 assists and American forward Jayme Miller (203-85) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Istanbul B.B.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Istanbul B.B.'s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pertevniyal moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Final Genclik and Istanbul B.B. Pertevniyal will face higher ranked Vestel (#8) in Manisa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Istanbul B.B.: A.Tuncer 17+2reb+4ast, J.Miller 13+9reb, M.Ufuk Kacar 12+5reb+3ast, R.Dogrusoz 10+1reb+3ast, A.Johnson 7+4reb+1ast, S.Eris 4+2ast
Pertevniyal: A.Brown 24+9reb+3ast, B.Altin 15+2reb+6ast, B.Can Yildizli 13+7reb+2ast, R.Tekin 10+8reb, D.Reed 7+3reb+4ast, B.Demir 6+3reb
gschID: 199550


Pi Koleji - Istanbulspor 87-55

The game between sixteenth ranked Pi Koleji (8-15) and 17th ranked Istanbulspor (3-20) in Ankara on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Pi Koleji outscored guests from Istanbul 87-55. The game without a history. Pi Koleji led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Istanbulspor's 20. They outrebounded Istanbulspor 43-26 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pi Koleji looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Latvian center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, college: UNLV, agency: Alti Sport) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. American swingman Vincent Grier (195-83, college: Minnesota) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Serhat Tasdelen (-87) answered with 17 points and guard Onur Sonsirma (190-85, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 8 points and 4 assists in the effort for Istanbulspor. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pi Koleji have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixteenth place with 8-15 record. Istanbulspor lost fourteenth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 20 games lost. Pi Koleji's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Ankara Maliye Milli.
Top scorers:
Istanbulspor: S.Tasdelen 17+2reb+2ast, B.Karadeniz 9, O.Sonsirma 8+3reb+4ast, A.Mert Ok 7+2reb+2ast, A.Ozurganci 6+6reb+1ast, E.Yener 6+6reb
Pi Koleji: K.Kambala 25+14reb+1ast, V.Grier 11+10reb+12ast, B.Sahillioglu 9+4ast, H.Karabulut 9+4reb+1ast, Y.Berkcan Yananer 8+2reb+2ast, O.Akyildiz 6+1ast
gschID: 199549


Final Genclik - Trabzonspor 74-79

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Trabzonspor (14-9) won against 14th ranked Final Genclik (9-14) in Bursa 79-74 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 27-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Trabzonspor forced 20 Final Genclik turnovers. Final Genclik was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Yunus Akcay (-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points. American point guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Trabzonspor's coach Hasan Ozmeric used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. point guard Erdem Ilter (-90) answered with 21 points and 6 assists and American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Final Genclik. Trabzonspor have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Darussafaka and Akhisar Bld. Final Genclik lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Trabzonspor will face Darussafaka (#5) in Istanbul in the next round. Final Genclik will play on the road against Izmir BSB (#18).
Top scorers:
Final Genclik: E.Ilter 21+3reb+6ast, M.Moses 14+6reb+5ast, M.Gucyetmez 9+3ast, S.Ozver 8+3reb, U.Yilmaz 7+4reb, O.Aksoy 7+3reb+2ast
Trabzonspor: K.El-Amin 17+1reb+1ast, Y.Akcay 16+3reb+1ast, J.Zuza 10+4reb, A.Onder Kulcebas 8+1reb, U.Ozyildirim 6+1reb, A.Guney 5+2reb
gschID: 199548


Gelisim - Yesilgiresun 73-78

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Gelisim (12-11) lost to third ranked Yesilgiresun (17-6) in Izmir 73-78 on Friday. Gelisim trailed by 21 points after 3 quarters before a 24-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-78 at the end of the game. Yesilgiresun shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 assists. The former international center Umit Turkoglu (211-81, agency: 1x1 Sports) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Yesilgiresun's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Michael Porrini (187-89, college: Kent St.) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Gelisim. They have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Yesilgiresun keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Maliye Milli. Loser Gelisim keeps the tenth place with 11 games lost. Yesilgiresun will face Istanbul B.B. (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Gelisim will play against Akhisar Bld (#7).
Top scorers:
Gelisim: M.Porrini 17+7reb+3ast, J.Dearman 15+9reb+1ast, B.Erol 11+5reb+2ast, M.Kapucu 9+5reb+1ast, S.Ergin 9+1reb+2ast, O.Onver 8+3reb+5ast
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 26+2reb+10ast, U.Turkoglu 12+6reb+1ast, B.Haluk Cinar 12+2reb, A.Ozdemir 9+5reb+1ast, G.Gen 6+4reb+3ast, I.Cevik 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 199547


  




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