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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 12-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 12-2 
 3. Besiktas 11-3 
 4. Banvit BK 10-4 
 5. Darussafaka 10-4 
 6. Pinar Karsiyaka 8-6 
 7. Galatasaray 8-6 
 8. Yesilgiresun 7-7 
 9. Tofas 6-8 
 10. Demir IBB 6-8 
 11. Istanbul BBSK 6-8 
 12. Trabzonspor 5-9 
 13. Gaziantep 5-9 
 14. Usak 4-10 
 15. Best Balikesir 2-12 
 16. TED Kolejliler 0-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/8/2017
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 16-2 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 15-3 
 3. Acibadem 13-5 
 4. Socar Petkim 13-5 
 5. Afyon 13-5 
 6. Istanbulspor 12-6 
 7. Bursaspor 12-6 
 8. Samsun 11-7 
 9. Turk Telekom 9-9 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 8-10 
 11. Akhisar Bld 8-10 
 12. Pertevniyal 6-12 
 13. Gelisim 6-12 
 14. Yalova Bld 5-13 
 15. Final Genclik 5-13 
 16. Duzce Bld. 4-14 
 17. Mamak DSI 4-14 
 18. Mugla Orman 2-16 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 10-0 
 2. Artvin 7-3 
 3. FMV Isik 7-3 
 4. Boluspor 6-4 
 5. Tofas Gelisim 6-4 
 6. Inegol 4-6 
 7. Pinar Kars. 4-6 
 8. Adanaspor 3-7 
 9. Melikgazi 2-8 
 10. Maliye Milli 1-9 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 9-1 
 2. Orman Genclik 8-2 
 3. Kepez Bld 7-3 
 4. Aydin BSB 6-4 
 5. Mersin BSB 6-4 
 6. Cankiri 4-6 
 7. Izmir BSB 3-7 
 8. Yesilyurt 3-7 
 9. Bilecik 2-8 
 10. TED Istanbul 2-8 
Last:1/11/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 13-4 
 2 Real Madrid 12-5 
 3 Olympiacos 12-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-6 
 5 Panathinaikos 10-7 
 6 Fenerbahce 10-7 
 7 Darussafaka 9-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 9-8 
 9 Anadolu Efes 8-9 
 10 Brose Bask. 7-10 
 11 Unics 7-10 
 12 FC Barcelona 7-10 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-11 
 14 Zalgiris 6-11 
 15 Galatasaray 5-12 
 16 EA7 Armani 4-13 
Last:1/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK19.8 
 2. Shorter, TED K.19.7 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.9 
 4. Hayes, Demir IBB18.2 
 5. Jefferson, Gazia.17.6 
 6. Summers, Pinar K.16.4 
 7. Stimac, Besiktas16.1 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Armand, Is.15.7 
 10. Green, Best Balikesir15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Best B.
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.3 
 3. Thomas, TED K.8.7 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.8.2 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 7. Moerman, Darussaf.7.4 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.1 
 9. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
 10. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Best Balikesir
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.6 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .6.1 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.4 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.4 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.2 
 9. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Pinar K.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Pinar K.2.5 
 2. Hummer, TED K.2.1 
 3. Guler, Galatasaray1.9 
 4. Shorter, TED K.1.9 
 5. Eldridge, Demir I.1.9 
 6. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .1.9 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .1.8 
 9. Wright, Trabzons.1.7 
 10. Ledo, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Zizic, Darussafaka1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.4 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 5. Kairys, Usak1.3 
 6. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.9 
 7. Thomas, TED K.0.9 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray0.9 
 9. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 
 10. Wright, Trabzons.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Marcus Denmon
  Gaziantep
  ( 191-G-84-1990 )
  

 Kenan Bajramovic
  Socar Petkim
  ( 206-C/F-104-1981 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Demir IBB 64% Jan.21 Galatasaray
Best Balikes Jan.21 Darussafaka 82%
Tofas 58% Jan.21 Pinar Karsiy
Banvit BK 65% Jan.21 Yesilgiresun
Gaziantep 60% Jan.21 Istanbul BB
Trabzonspor 71% Jan.21 Usak
Fenerbahce 98% Jan.21 TED Kolejli
Besiktas 64% Jan.21 Anadolu Efes
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Yalova Bld Jan.22 Final Gencli 56%
Pertevniyal Jan.21 Istanbulspor 67%
Mugla Orman Jan.21 Samsun 86%
Turk Telekom 64% Jan.21 Gelisim
Socar Petkim 89% Jan.21 Mamak DSI
Eskisehir Bs 54% Jan.21 Sakarya BSB
Duzce Bld. Jan.21 Akhisar Bld 65%
Bursaspor Jan.21 Afyon 53%
Acibadem 73% Jan.20 Bandirma Kir
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 58% Jan.20 Unics
EA7 Armani Jan.20 Galatasaray 58%
Olympiacos 62% Jan.20 Baskonia
Zalgiris Jan.20 Real Madrid 80%
FC Barcelona Jan.19 Anadolu Efes 58%
Fenerbahce 56% Jan.19 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A Jan.19 Crvena Zvezd 58%
CSKA 68% Jan.19 Brose Bask.
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
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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