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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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Yalova Bld 50% Oct.2 Istanbulspor
Eskisehir Bs 50% Oct.1 Final Gencli
Duzce Bld. 50% Oct.1 Sakarya BSB
Socar Petkim 50% Oct.1 Akhisar Bld
Turk Telekom 50% Oct.1 Mamak DSI
Mugla Orman 50% Oct.1 Gelisim
Bursaspor 50% Oct.1 Bandirma Kir
Pertevniyal 50% Oct.1 Afyon
Acibadem 50% Sep.30 Samsun
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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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Besiktas are defeated by Fenerbahce Ulker in a derby game - Feb 25, 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.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Fenerbahce Ulker (#2) and Besiktas (#6). Besiktas was defeated at home 70-78 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Besiktas was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Fenerbahce Ulker made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Bosnian-Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. The former international guard Baris Ermis (194-85) helped adding 10 points. At the losing side Bosnian-Croatian forward Damir Markota (209-85) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fenerbahce Ulker (17-2) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Banvit BK. Defending champion Besiktas keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Fenerbahce Ulker is looking forward to face Karsiyaka (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Besiktas will play against Gaziantep and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Hacettepe managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they edged eighth-ranked Erdemir 71-69. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Huseyin Besok accounted for 11 points and 11 rebounds. American swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for Erdemir in the defeat. Hacettepe (4-15) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya and Olin Edirne. Erdemir at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Tofas and Aliaga. Hacettepe's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Ankara TED Kolejliler.
The game in Ankara was also quite interesting. Second ranked Banvit BK (17-2) played at the court of 7th ranked TED Kolejliler (10-9). Banvit BK managed to secure a 5-point victory 81-76 on Sunday. Sammy Mejia fired 18 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Banvit BK's coach Orhun Ene used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Jovo Stanojevic produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for lost side. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Banvit BK. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Fener.Ulker. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Banvit BK will meet Mersin (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. TED Kolejliler's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Ankara to the arena Hacettepe.
A very interesting game took place in Aliaga. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 12th ranked Turk Telekom (5-14) to tenth ranked Aliaga (7-12) 81-79 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Lionel Chalmers who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Aliaga moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Tofas and Erdemir. Turk Telekom at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Aliaga's next round opponent will be higher ranked Anadolu Efes (#5) in Istanbul and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Turk Telekom will play at home against Tofas (#10) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth ranked Anadolu Efes (15-4) crushed at home 14th ranked Antalya (4-15) by 24 points 96-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Birkan Batuk who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 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. Anadolu Efes maintains fifth place with 15-4 record. Loser Antalya keeps the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. Anadolu Efes will face Aliaga (#9) on the road in the next round. Antalya will play against Olin Edirne (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19: Tofas lost to Karsiyaka on the opponent's court 77-87. Olin Edirne unfortunately lost to Galatasaray in a home game 59-69. Gaziantep managed to beat Mersin on the road 98-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals by Joey Dorsey of Gaziantep.



Besiktas - Fener.Ulker 70-78

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Istanbul: Fenerbahce Ulker (#2) and Besiktas (#6). Besiktas was defeated at home 70-78 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Besiktas was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Fenerbahce Ulker made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Bosnian-Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. The former international guard Baris Ermis (194-85) helped adding 10 points. Four Fenerbahce Ulker players scored in double figures. At the losing side Bosnian-Croatian forward Damir Markota (209-85) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Slovenian power forward Gasper Vidmar (211-87) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fenerbahce Ulker (17-2) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Banvit BK. Defending champion Besiktas keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Fenerbahce Ulker is looking forward to face Karsiyaka (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Besiktas will play against Gaziantep and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: C.Ozer 15+4reb+1ast, D.Markota 15+6reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 12+7reb+1ast, T.Acik 7+3reb+1ast, D.Ewing 6+1reb+2ast, S.Cetin 6+1reb+2ast
Fener.Ulker: B.Bogdanovic 15+2reb+1ast, O.Onan 12+1reb, D.Andersen 12+3reb, B.Ermis 10+2reb+3ast, R.Sato 6+1reb, I.Karaman 6+3reb
gschID: 199040


Anadolu Efes - Antalya 96-72

Fifth ranked Anadolu Efes (15-4) crushed at home 14th ranked Antalya (4-15) by 24 points 96-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game without a history. Anadolu Efes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of international Birkan Batuk (196-90) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) helped adding 13 points and 5 assists. At the losing side center Eren Beyaz (208-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Anadolu Efes and five Antalya players 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. Anadolu Efes maintains fifth place with 15-4 record. Loser Antalya keeps the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. Anadolu Efes will face Aliaga (#9) on the road in the next round. Antalya will play against Olin Edirne (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antalya: R.Carney 14+6reb+3ast, E.Beyaz 14+10reb+1ast, R.Lewis 12+5reb+4ast, J.Theodore 12+2reb+6ast, J.Davidson 11+7reb, R.Oz 5+2reb
Anadolu Efes: B.Batuk 17+8reb+1ast, J.Farmar 13+2reb+5ast, D.Balbay 13+1reb+2ast, S.Barac 12+7reb+1ast, K.Tunceri 9+1reb+5ast, D.Savanovic 8+6reb
gschID: 199042


Aliaga - Turk Telekom 81-79

A very interesting game took place in Aliaga. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 12th ranked Turk Telekom (5-14) to tenth ranked Aliaga (7-12) 81-79 on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Turk Telekom won fourth quarter 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Turk Telekom helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Lionel Chalmers (184-80, college: Xavier) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import swingman Preston Shumpert (198-79, college: Syracuse) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Ceyhun Altay (196-86, agency: Court Side) added 15 points in the effort for Turk Telekom. Five Aliaga and four Turk Telekom players scored in double figures. Aliaga moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Tofas and Erdemir. Turk Telekom at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Aliaga's next round opponent will be higher ranked Anadolu Efes (#5) in Istanbul and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Turk Telekom will play at home against Tofas (#10) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Turk Telekom: C.Altay 15+4reb+2ast, D.Pasalic 15+5reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 15+1reb+1ast, D.Brown 12+1reb+7ast, P.Kocaoglu 8+2reb, L.Williams 7+4reb+1ast
Aliaga: L.Chalmers 20+6reb+4ast, P.Shumpert 17+7reb+1ast, M.Yildiz 15+3ast, M.Arnold 12+4reb+1ast, T.Francis 10+11reb+1ast, C.Senturk 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 199039


TED Kolejliler - Banvit BK 76-81

The game in Ankara was also quite interesting. Second ranked Banvit BK (17-2) played at the court of 7th ranked TED Kolejliler (10-9). Banvit BK managed to secure a 5-point victory 81-76 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But TED Kolejliler won second period 15-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Banvit BK made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) fired 18 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Bosnian center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Banvit BK's coach Orhun Ene used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Serbian center Jovo Stanojevic (208-77, agency: Beo Basket) produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Banvit BK and four TED Kolejliler players scored in double figures. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Banvit BK. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Fener.Ulker. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Banvit BK will meet Mersin (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. TED Kolejliler's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Ankara to the arena Hacettepe.
Top scorers:
TED Kolejliler: J.Stanojevic 20+8reb+4ast, K.Penney 15+3reb+1ast, N.Yucel 12+7reb+3ast, B.Woodside 11+2reb+6ast, R.Murat Kaya 6+2reb+2ast, C.Erdeniz 4+1reb
Banvit BK: S.Mejia 18+4reb+5ast, C.Davis 17+2reb+2ast, S.Erdogan 13+4ast, K.Bajramovic 11+12reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 10+2reb+2ast, K.Simmons 6+2reb
gschID: 199036


Karsiyaka - Tofas 87-77

Very expected game when 8th ranked Tofas (7-12) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Karsiyaka (16-3) 87-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Karsiyaka. Tofas was better in second period 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American-Georgian Will Thomas (203-86, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Nigerian center Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech) helped adding 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. At the losing side Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Croatian power forward Tomislav Ruzic (207-79) scored 18 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Karsiyaka. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Galatasaray. Loser Tofas keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Karsiyaka will face league's leader Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tofas will play on the road against Turk Telekom (#13) in Ankara.
Top scorers:
Tofas: T.Ruzic 18+2reb+1ast, C.Elonu 15+6reb, A.Nichols 11+1reb, J.Heytvelt 8+5reb+1ast, C.Altintig 7+1reb+1ast, M.Lukauskis 6+2reb+1ast
Karsiyaka: A.Aminu 20+4reb+1ast, B.Dixon 17+5reb+2ast, W.Thomas 16+7reb+3ast, E.Buker 16+2reb+4ast, S.Mentese 5+2reb+4ast, U.Sonkol 5+1reb
gschID: 199041


Erdemir - Hacettepe 69-71

Bottom-ranked Hacettepe managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they edged eighth-ranked Erdemir 71-69. Erdemir was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 24-14 charge of Hacettepe, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Erdemir outrebounded Hacettepe 41-29 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Huseyin Besok (212-75) accounted for 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Four Hacettepe players scored in double figures. American swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Gerrod Henderson (192-78, college: Louisiana Tech) added 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for Erdemir in the defeat. Hacettepe (4-15) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antalya and Olin Edirne. Erdemir at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Tofas and Aliaga. Hacettepe's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Ankara TED Kolejliler.
Top scorers:
Erdemir: G.Henderson 20+2reb+5ast, S.Marshall 17+13reb+2ast, E.Bayav 10+9reb, M.Mahmutoglu 8+4reb+1ast, B.Ozcan 7+1reb+1ast, J.Balazic 7+4reb+1ast
Hacettepe: C.Tucker 18+5reb+4ast, R.Marsh 18+5reb, O.Adiguzel 12+1reb+1ast, H.Besok 11+11reb+2ast, C.Eldridge 7+2reb+4ast, M.Baygul 3
gschID: 199038


Olin Edirne - Galatasaray 59-69

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Galatasaray (16-3) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Olin Edirne (4-15) 69-59 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 36-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 7 assists. Georgian Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86) helped adding 21 points. At the losing side Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Mehmet Yagmur (188-87) scored 15 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Galatasaray. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Karsiyaka. Loser Olin Edirne dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Galatasaray will face Erdemir (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olin Edirne will play against Antalya (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olin Edirne: A.Parakhouski 15+11reb+2ast, M.Yagmur 15+3reb+2ast, F.Videnov 11+5reb+3ast, C.Tapoutos 7+8reb+1ast, B.Yarangume 6+2reb+2ast, B.Candan 4+4reb
Galatasaray: M.Markoishvili 21, C.Arroyo 15+7ast, M.Macvan 8+5reb, E.Dagli 8+6reb, F.Aldemir 5+12reb+1ast, E.Arslan 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 199037


Mersin - Gaziantep 86-98

Everything could happen in Akdeniz at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Gaziantep and 12th ranked Mersin had identical 5-13 record. But Mersin was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Gaziantep 98-86 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Gaziantep. Mersin was better in second period 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gaziantep shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. It was a great evening for American power forward Joey Dorsey (206-83, college: Memphis, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. The former international power forward Mutlu Akpinar (203-83) helped adding 24 points and 4 assists. At the losing side naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) responded with 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) and American guard Willie Solomon (187-78, college: Clemson) scored 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Gaziantep maintains eleventh place with 6-13 record. Mersin lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Gaziantep will face higher ranked Besiktas (#6) in Istanbul in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mersin will play at home against the league's second-placed Banvit BK (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mersin: A.Karadeniz 26+5reb, W.Solomon 19+3reb+2ast, J.Prince 16+7reb+1ast, A.Scales 14+3reb+3ast, M.Demir 4+3reb+1ast, A.Erol 4+6reb+5ast
Gaziantep: J.Dorsey 26+8reb+5ast, M.Akpinar 24+3reb+4ast, I.Swann 20+2reb+2ast, A.Collins 11+8reb+6ast, Y.Cankaya 7+1reb, D.Page 6
gschID: 199035


  




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