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TB2L Round 26: Usak keeps a leadership position - Mar 10, 2013


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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Usak as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Usak smashed 12th ranked Istanbul B.B. at home 90-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Istanbul B.B.. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 52-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Usak dominated on the defensive end, holding Istanbul B.B. to just 6 points in third quarter. They also forced 19 Istanbul B.B. turnovers. Usak looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored 28 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) chipped in 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. American forward Jayme Miller (203-85) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Usak have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Yesilgiresun. Istanbul B.B. at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Final Genclik. Istanbul B.B. will play next round against Istanbulspor trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul - Istanbulspor. Usak will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Vestel in Manisa.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Maliye Milli (17-9) against sixth ranked Balikesir (16-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Balikesir in a tough game in Balikesir 68-75. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Cem Coskun contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) replied with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Maliye Milli. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balikesir have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Balikesir maintains sixth position with 16-10 record, which they share with Darussafaka. Maliye Milli lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. They share the position with Trabzonspor and Selcuk Univ.. Balikesir will play against higher ranked Selcuk Universitesi (#4) in Konya in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maliye Milli will play at home against Trabzonspor and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Izmir BSB managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Izmir BSB edged fourteenth-ranked Baskent Genclik 74-73. Bugra Gacemer scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. KZell Wesson responded with 9 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth position with 3-23 record. Baskent Genclik lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with Pi Koleji. Izmir BSB will meet higher ranked Bandirma Kir. (#10) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Baskent Genclik will play against Pertevniyal (#16) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Akhisar. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 8th ranked Akhisar Bld (15-11) to ninth ranked Vestel (15-11) 59-58 in the fight for the eighth place. Justin Knox notched a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the effort. Vestel's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Vestel moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Akhisar Bld. Vestel's next round opponent will be league's leader Usak at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Seventeenth ranked Istanbulspor (4-22) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Gelisim (12-14) 77-76 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The best player for the winners was Altay Ozurganci who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Istanbulspor maintains seventeenth position with 4-22 record. Gelisim lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Istanbulspor's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Istanbul B.B..

Rest of the games of round 26 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Final Genclik was defeated by Yesilgiresun in Giresun 79-67. Trabzonspor beat Bandirma Kir. at home 64-56. Darussafaka destroyed Pertevniyal on the opponent's court 88-64. Pi Koleji managed to outperform Selcuk Univ. in a home game 84-80.
The best stats of 26th round was 37 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists by Alex Gordon of Yesilgiresun.



Usak - Istanbul B.B. 90-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Usak as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Usak smashed 12th ranked Istanbul B.B. at home 90-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Istanbul B.B.. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 52-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Usak dominated on the defensive end, holding Istanbul B.B. to just 6 points in third quarter. They also forced 19 Istanbul B.B. turnovers. Usak looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored 28 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Usak players scored in double figures. American forward Jayme Miller (203-85) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and guard Ahmet Tuncer (193-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 10 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Usak have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Yesilgiresun. Istanbul B.B. at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Final Genclik. Istanbul B.B. will play next round against Istanbulspor trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Istanbul - Istanbulspor. Usak will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Vestel in Manisa.
Top scorers:
Usak: J.Carter 28+4reb+5ast, E.Buckner 17+13reb+2ast, E.Balto 14+3reb+1ast, S.Kavut 13+1reb+2ast, S.Akyol 5+3reb+4ast, E.Yetim 4+1reb+1ast
Istanbul B.B.: J.Miller 22+13reb+1ast, S.Eris 12, A.Tuncer 10+4reb+2ast, R.Wright 8+1reb+4ast, R.Dogrusoz 6+1reb+1ast, D.Yavuz 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199582


Yesilgiresun - Final Genclik 79-67

There was no surprise in Giresun where 13th ranked Final Genclik (11-15) was defeated by second ranked Yesilgiresun (19-7) 79-67 on Saturday. The game without a history. Yesilgiresun led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Yesilgiresun made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) who scored 37 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Ismail Cevik (206-81) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Four Yesilgiresun players scored in double figures. American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and guard Mustafa Gucyetmez (188-80) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Final Genclik's coach Ali Ozbay rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Yesilgiresun keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Usak. Loser Final Genclik dropped to the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Yesilgiresun will face Darussafaka (#7) in Istanbul in the next round where they are favorite. Final Genclik will play at home against Akhisar Bld (#8).
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 37+5reb+6ast, O.Erdogan 12+5reb+1ast, I.Cevik 11+11reb+2ast, J.Ofoegbu 11+8reb, G.Gen 6+5reb+9ast, A.Ozdemir 2+1ast
Final Genclik: M.Moses 26+10reb+3ast, M.Gucyetmez 13+4reb+4ast, E.Ilter 12+7reb+1ast, M.Esen 5+2reb, S.Carter 4+5reb, O.Aksoy 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199581


Akhisar Bld - Vestel 58-59

A very interesting game took place in Akhisar. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 8th ranked Akhisar Bld (15-11) to ninth ranked Vestel (15-11) 59-58 in the fight for the eighth place. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 14-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the effort and forward Kerem Ozkan (201-88, agency: EM-PA) supported him with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Vestel's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St.) did not help to save the game for Akhisar Bld. Forward Mert Eken (193-87) added 16 points for the hosts. Vestel moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Akhisar Bld. Vestel's next round opponent will be league's leader Usak at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Vestel: J.Knox 21+11reb, K.Ozkan 13+11reb+2ast, S.Buker 6+4reb+1ast, E.Ekmen 6+1reb, S.Ugur 5+3reb+4ast, A.Waller 4+4reb+2ast
Akhisar Bld: T.Nelson 20+12reb+2ast, M.Eken 16+3reb+2ast, S.Yavuz 11+2reb+4ast, D.Morrow 6+6reb+1ast, G.Esmer 3+7reb, E.Ozpulat 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199580


Istanbulspor - Gelisim 77-76

Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Seventeenth ranked Istanbulspor (4-22) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Gelisim (12-14) 77-76 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-14. But Gelisim won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Istanbulspor won last quarter 23-24. Strangely Gelisim outrebounded Istanbulspor 33-21 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was guard Altay Ozurganci (195-88) who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Guard Onur Sonsirma (190-85, agency: 1x1 Sports) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. American power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds and center Sercan Ergin (197-83) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Gelisim players scored in double figures. Istanbulspor maintains seventeenth position with 4-22 record. Gelisim lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Istanbulspor's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Istanbul B.B..
Top scorers:
Istanbulspor: A.Ozurganci 22+7reb+5ast, O.Sonsirma 18+2reb+4ast, D.Sonmez 15+7reb, H.Sezaver 9+2reb+2ast, T.Bugra Ceylan 7+1reb, S.Tasdelen 6+2reb+1ast
Gelisim: J.Dearman 23+6reb+3ast, S.Ergin 15+6reb+2ast, O.Onver 13+5reb+1ast, M.Porrini 12+2reb+6ast, B.Erol 8+9reb, M.Kapucu 3+4reb
gschID: 199579


Balikesir - Maliye Milli 75-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Maliye Milli (17-9) against sixth ranked Balikesir (16-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Maliye Milli was defeated by Balikesir in a tough game in Balikesir 68-75. It looked good early as Maliye Milli took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Balikesir had a 23-18 second period charge getting the lead and Maliye Milli was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-75. Balikesir brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Cem Coskun (209-87) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) replied with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Baris Erlim (182-90) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maliye Milli. Four Maliye Milli players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balikesir have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Balikesir maintains sixth position with 16-10 record, which they share with Darussafaka. Maliye Milli lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. They share the position with Trabzonspor and Selcuk Univ.. Balikesir will play against higher ranked Selcuk Universitesi (#4) in Konya in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maliye Milli will play at home against Trabzonspor and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balikesir: R.Lowery 22+5reb+4ast, C.Coskun 18+8reb+1ast, P.Pasco 11+12reb+2ast, M.Ozdogan 9+2reb, O.Okkali 8+3reb+1ast, H.Cantopcu 5+2reb+2ast
Maliye Milli: H.Yapar 18+8reb+4ast, B.Erlim 11+4reb+4ast, R.Ozturk 11+6reb+1ast, U.Durmus 10+4reb, C.Sahin 6+5reb+3ast, Z.Graham 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 199578


Trabzonspor - Bandirma Kir. 64-56

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Trabzonspor (17-9) defeated at home 10th ranked Bandirma Kir. (13-13) 64-56 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Trabzonspor made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who scored 26 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Croatian center Jurica Zuza (207-78, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Trabzonspor's coach Hasan Ozmeric used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and forward Tufan Onen (202-89) added 5 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Trabzonspor have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Selcuk Univ. and Maliye Milli. Loser Bandirma Kir. keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Trabzonspor will face Maliye Milli (#3) in Ankara in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Bandirma Kir. will play at home against Izmir BSB (#18) and be promoted back to the TBL just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Trabzonspor: K.El-Amin 26+2reb+3ast, J.Zuza 12+7reb+1ast, G.Orcun Tunca 9+5reb, S.Topcu 5+2reb, E.Turetken 4+3reb, Y.Akcay 4+4reb+2ast
Bandirma Kir.: R.Sykes 27+9reb, A.Cantitiz 11+2ast, Y.Turna 8+3reb+1ast, T.Onen 5+8reb+2ast, J.Ozbek 3+1reb, C.Sekeroglu 2+9reb+2ast
gschID: 199577


Izmir BSB - Baskent Genclik 74-73

Bottom-ranked Izmir BSB managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Izmir BSB edged fourteenth-ranked Baskent Genclik 74-73. Baskent Genclik was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Guard Bugra Gacemer (184-83) scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Tamer Gurpinar (-92) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American forward KZell Wesson (201-77, college: La Salle) responded with 9 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) scored 22 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Izmir BSB maintains eighteenth position with 3-23 record. Baskent Genclik lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with Pi Koleji. Izmir BSB will meet higher ranked Bandirma Kir. (#10) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Baskent Genclik will play against Pertevniyal (#16) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Izmir BSB: B.Gacemer 19+8reb+5ast, T.Gurpinar 15+11reb, C.Aydin Ergen 10+5reb+1ast, O.Gokcepinar 9+3reb+5ast, C.Bozok 7+1reb+1ast, G.Baybora 7+4reb
Baskent Genclik: A.Reese 22+6ast, A.Aziz Kan 12+2reb+3ast, M.Kabakci 12+5reb+1ast, K.Wesson 9+16reb+4ast, M.Dogan 8+2reb, H.Uskuplu 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 199576


Pertevniyal - Darussafaka 64-88

Very expected game in Istanbul where 16th ranked Pertevniyal (9-17) was rolled over by seventh ranked Darussafaka (16-10) 88-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. Darussafaka led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Darussafaka looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Aleksandar Petrovic (204-87) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Darussafaka players scored in double figures. American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Dewayne Reed (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: EM-PA) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Darussafaka moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Balikesir. Pertevniyal lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. Darussafaka will face league's second-placed Yesilgiresun in Giresun in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pertevniyal will play on the road against Baskent Genclik (#14) in Ankara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: C.Amasyali 21+1reb+1ast, C.Mumcuogullari 16+5reb+1ast, M.Hall 16+5reb+5ast, A.Petrovic 14+11reb+5ast, G.Sunter 10+2reb+2ast, C.Oner 5+1reb
Pertevniyal: A.Brown 17+9reb+3ast, D.Reed 14+6reb+4ast, C.Osman 14+2reb, R.Tekin 8+5reb, B.Can Yildizli 7+4reb+2ast, T.Erulku 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 199575


Pi Koleji - Selcuk Univ. 84-80

There was a surprise result in Ankara where fifteenth ranked Pi Koleji (10-16) beat higher ranked Selcuk Universitesi (17-9) 84-80 on Friday. Selcuk Universitesi trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-84 at the end of the game. Pi Koleji made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Berkay Sahillioglu (183-88) who scored 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Latvian center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, college: UNLV, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four Pi Koleji players scored in double figures. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Pi Koleji have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Baskent Genclik. Loser Selcuk Universitesi dropped to the third position with nine games lost. Pi Koleji will face higher ranked Gelisim (#11) in Izmir in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Selcuk Universitesi will play at home against Balikesir (#6).
Top scorers:
Pi Koleji: B.Sahillioglu 27+2reb+1ast, H.Serdar Gungor 19+8reb, K.Kambala 16+10reb+2ast, V.Grier 12+5reb+10ast, Y.Berkcan Yananer 3+1reb, I.Gokalp 3+3reb+1ast
Selcuk Univ.: B.Clark 19+8reb+1ast, H.Ozdemir 13+7reb+4ast, I.Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari 11+6reb+2ast, F.Toz 9+1reb+4ast, O.Orcun Gollu 8+1ast, B.Selen 8+2reb
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