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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 20-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 20-2 
 3. Besiktas 17-5 
 4. Banvit BK 15-7 
 5. Darussafaka 15-7 
 6. Galatasaray 12-10 
 7. Gaziantep 11-11 
 8. Pinar Karsiyaka 11-11 
 9. Tofas 10-12 
 10. Yesilgiresun 9-13 
 11. Istanbul BBSK 9-13 
 12. Usak 7-15 
 13. Trabzonspor 7-15 
 14. Demir IBB 6-16 
 15. Best Balikesir 5-17 
 16. TED Kolejliler 2-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
TBL Standings
 1. Eskisehir Basket 24-5 
 2. Sakarya BSB 24-6 
 3. Socar Petkim 23-6 
 4. Bursaspor 22-7 
 5. Afyon 20-10 
 6. Acibadem 19-10 
 7. Istanbulspor 18-11 
 8. Turk Telekom 16-13 
 9. Samsun 15-13 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 13-16 
 11. Gelisim 12-18 
 12. Akhisar Bld 11-18 
 13. Yalova Bld 10-19 
 14. Duzce Bld. 10-19 
 15. Pertevniyal 8-21 
 16. Mamak DSI 7-22 
 17. Final Genclik 6-23 
 18. Mugla Orman 4-25 
Full Standings
Last:3/22/2017
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 16-2 
 2. Tofas Gelisim 14-4 
 3. Artvin 14-4 
 4. Boluspor 11-7 
 5. FMV Isik 10-8 
 6. Inegol 7-11 
 7. Pinar Kars. 6-12 
 8. Adanaspor 5-13 
 9. Maliye Milli 4-14 
 10. Melikgazi 3-15 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 16-2 
 2. Mersin BSB 11-7 
 3. Orman Genclik 11-7 
 4. Kepez Bld 10-8 
 5. Aydin BSB 9-9 
 6. Cankiri 8-10 
 7. Izmir BSB 8-10 
 8. TED Istanbul 8-10 
 9. Yesilyurt 7-11 
 10. Bilecik 2-16 
Last:3/23/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 21-7 
 2 CSKA 21-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-9 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-13 
 9 Darussafaka 14-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 FC Barcelona 11-17 
 12 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 13 Galatasaray 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-21 
 16 Unics 7-21 
Last:3/24/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK19.4 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.8 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.4 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.1 
 6. Hayes, Demir IBB16.5 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep16.5 
 8. Morrison, TED K.15.9 
 9. Armand, Is.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Best B.
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.7 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.8.8 
 4. Thomas, TED K.8.3 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.9 
 7. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.2 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.2 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Best Balikesir
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 3. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.5 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.6 
 6. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.5 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.3 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.0 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.8 
 5. Green, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.7 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.1.7 
 9. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.6 
 2. Dunston, Anadolu .1.6 
 3. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 5. Kairys, Usak1.1 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 7. Ibekwe, Usak1.0 
 8. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 9. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 10. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.8 
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Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Banvit BK Mar.24 Gaziantep 54%
Best Balikes Mar.24 Fenerbahce 89%
Demir IBB Mar.24 Besiktas 84%
Darussafaka 76% Mar.24 Usak
Galatasaray 80% Mar.24 TED Kolejli
Pinar Karsiy 55% Mar.24 Istanbul BB
Tofas 73% Mar.24 Trabzonspor
Yesilgiresun Mar.24 Anadolu Efes 81%
Next Round Schedule

Round 30 (Regular Season)

Yalova Bld 65% Mar.26 Mugla Orman
Pertevniyal Mar.25 Acibadem 79%
Socar Petkim 82% Mar.25 Bandirma Kir
Eskisehir Bs 87% Mar.25 Gelisim
Akhisar Bld Mar.25 Istanbulspor 55%
Duzce Bld. 63% Mar.25 Samsun
Bursaspor 67% Mar.25 Turk Telekom
Sakarya BSB 93% Mar.25 Final Gencli
Mamak DSI Mar.24 Afyon 69%
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 64% Mar.31 Unics
Galatasaray Mar.31 Baskonia 55%
Panathinaiko 54% Mar.31 CSKA
Real Madrid 73% Mar.31 Fenerbahce
Zalgiris 75% Mar.31 EA7 Armani
Anadolu Efes 58% Mar.30 Olympiacos
Brose Bask. 51% Mar.30 Darussafaka
FC Barcelona 59% Mar.30 Maccabi T-A
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
TBL Round 26: No surprise as #1 Eskisehir Basket defeat Pertevniyal - Mar 6, 2017


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TBL top team - Eskisehir Basket (22-4) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (8-18) in Edirne 80-68. Eskisehir Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) scored 26 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Yunus Sonsirma (192-92) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. Guard Ogulcan Baykan (196-96) responded with 20 points and 5 assists. Pertevniyal's coach Andac Yapicier rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Eskisehir Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-4 record. Pertevniyal lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Duzce Bld.. Eskisehir Basket are looking forward to face Bursaspor (#4) on the road in the next round. Pertevniyal will play against Yalova Bld (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Istanbul was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Afyon Bld (18-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Istanbulspor (16-10). Afyon Bld did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Istanbulspor. American guard Quincy Douby (190-84, college: Rutgers) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Hadi Ozdemir supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Even 26 points and 7 rebounds by American Brandon Brown (201-85, college: CS San Bernar.) did not help to save the game for Istanbulspor. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Afyon Bld moved-up to fifth place. Newly promoted Istanbulspor keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Afyon Bld will play against Final Genclik (#16) in Bursa in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Istanbulspor will play on the road against Turk Telekom (#9) in Ankara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Akhisar between Gelisim and Akhisar Bld. Twelfth ranked Gelisim (11-16) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked Akhisar Bld (10-16). Gelisim managed to escape with a 1-point win 73-72 in the game for the eleventh place. The best player for the winners was Hasan Rizvic who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. Tyler Smith produced 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Gelisim have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place. Akhisar Bld at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Gelisim will meet at home Mamak DSI (#17) in the next round where they are favorite. Akhisar Bld will play against Samsun (#8) and hope to secure a win.
13th ranked Yalova Bld (9-17) was outscored at home by ninth ranked Turk Telekom (14-12) with the biggest margin this round 101-82. Tywain McKee orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Turk Telekom maintains ninth position with 14-12 record. Newly promoted Yalova Bld keeps the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Turk Telekom's next round opponent will be higher ranked Istanbulspor (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Yalova Bld will play against Pertevniyal (#15) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 26: bottom-ranked Mugla Orman lost to Mamak DSI on the opponent's court 82-94. Socar Petkim managed to outperform Acibadem in a home game 77-70. Bursaspor rolled over Duzce Bld. on the road 73-54. Sakarya BSB defeated Samsun on its own court 86-74. Bandirma Kir. beat Final Genclik in Balikesir 78-70.

Yalova Bld - Turk Telekom 82-101

13th ranked Yalova Bld (9-17) was outscored at home by ninth ranked Turk Telekom (14-12) with the biggest margin this round 101-82. Turk Telekom players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Yalova Bld's players. American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals. The former international swingman Serhat Cetin (197-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 assists for the winners. Four Turk Telekom players scored in double figures. American-Jamaican power forward Kyle Hunt (208-89, college: Oklahoma S&A, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 29 points (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) and American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston, agency: HMS) added 23 points in the effort for Yalova Bld. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Turk Telekom maintains ninth position with 14-12 record. Newly promoted Yalova Bld keeps the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Turk Telekom's next round opponent will be higher ranked Istanbulspor (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Yalova Bld will play against Pertevniyal (#15) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yalova Bld: K.Hunt 29+4reb+1ast, A.Coleman 23+3reb+3ast, O.Sonsirma 16+2reb+4ast, M.Eken 6+2reb+1ast, A.Tunali 2+7reb+1ast, H.Guler 2
Turk Telekom: S.Cetin 26+2reb+10ast, T.McKee 25+7reb+9ast, D.Monroe 19+13reb+6ast, A.Cantitiz 14+6reb+2ast, M.Ozdogan 8+3ast, I.Cevik 7+5reb+2ast
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Mamak DSI - Mugla Orman 94-82

Everything could happen in Ankara at the game between two tied teams. Both seventeenth ranked Mamak DSI and 18th ranked Muglaorman had identical 4-21 record. This time Mamak DSI used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Mugla 94-82. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Tyshawn Taylor (191-90, college: Kansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St., agency: Two Points) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Center Marvin Jefferson (206-86, college: Idaho) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and guard Ricky Harris (187-87, college: Massachusetts) added 22 points and 10 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in the effort for Muglaorman. Mamak DSI maintains seventeenth position with 5-21 record. Newly promoted Muglaorman stay dead last with 22 lost games. Mamak DSI's next round opponent will be higher ranked Gelisim (#11) in Izmir and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Muglaorman will play at home against Socar Petkim (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mugla Orman: M.Jefferson 25+14reb+3ast, R.Harris 22+4reb+10ast, O.Gogus 14+4reb, S.Yikilmaz 6+1reb+2ast, B.Altin 6+1reb+2ast, A.Dogus Saribay 5+5reb+2ast
Mamak DSI: T.Taylor 36+2reb+6ast, R.Holmes 22+5reb+4ast, N.Ozbakir 12+5reb, K.Sariaslan 11+1ast, U.Turkoglu 6+14reb+1ast, U.Kacaniku 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 490068


Socar Petkim - Acibadem 77-70

Rather predictable result when third ranked Socar Petkim (20-6) defeated at home 5th ranked Acibadem (17-9) 77-70. Socar Petkim made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Bosnian power forward Kenan Bajramovic (206-81) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Power forward Gokhan Karabiyik (207-88) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Socar Petkim players scored in double figures. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana) replied with 31 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Can Altintig (195-87) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Acibadem. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Socar Petkim maintains third position with 20-6 record having just two points less than leader Eskisehir Basket. Acibadem at the other side dropped to the sixth place with nine games lost. Socar Petkim's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Muglaorman (#18) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Acibadem will play against Duzce Belediye (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Acibadem: B.Wright 31+5reb+2ast, C.Altintig 16+7reb+1ast, M.Demir 8+4reb+2ast, C.Ozer 4+5reb+2ast, O.Kaya 3, T.Acik 3+2reb+7ast
Socar Petkim: G.Karabiyik 19+5reb, K.Bajramovic 15+12reb+3ast, P.Kaya 12+5reb+2ast, T.Campbell 12+12ast, R.Murat Kaya 8+2ast, A.Onder Kulcebas 5+3reb
gschID: 490070


Akhisar Bld - Gelisim 72-73

A very close game took place in Akhisar between Gelisim and Akhisar Bld. Twelfth ranked Gelisim (11-16) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked Akhisar Bld (10-16). Gelisim managed to escape with a 1-point win 73-72 in the game for the eleventh place. The best player for the winners was Bosnian-Slovenian center Hasan Rizvic (212-84) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. American point guard Adonte Parker (186-89, college: Dayton) chipped in 19 points. American forward Tyler Smith (200-86, college: Tennessee) produced 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Cenk Sekeroglu (203-91) added 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Four Gelisim and five Akhisar Bld players scored in double figures. Gelisim have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place. Akhisar Bld at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Gelisim will meet at home Mamak DSI (#17) in the next round where they are favorite. Akhisar Bld will play against Samsun (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: C.Sekeroglu 14+9reb, L.Goldwire 13+3reb+1ast, S.Ugur 12+1reb+7ast, T.Smith 12+8reb+6ast, M.Gizir 10+2reb+1ast, E.Boztepe 6+3reb+1ast
Gelisim: A.Parker 19+1reb+2ast, H.Rizvic 17+17reb+2ast, A.Deniz Genc 13+6ast, B.Guney 10+3reb+4ast, H.Akin Kandemir 7+4reb+1ast, F.Celebioglu 5+1reb
gschID: 490073


Duzce Bld. - Bursaspor 54-73

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Duzce Belediye (8-18) was rolled over at home by fourth ranked Bursaspor (19-7) 73-54. Bursaspor outrebounded Duzce Belediye 40-28 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Croatian guard Karlo Vragovic (192-89, agency: BeoExcell) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 7 assists. Forward Sahin Ekmen (203-89) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin) replied with 18 points and Mehmet Gorkem (-77) added 17 points in the effort for Duzce Belediye. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bursaspor have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Bursaspor maintains fourth position with 19-7 record. Duzce Belediye at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourteenth place with 18 games lost. Bursaspor's next round opponent will be league's leader Eskisehir Basket in Edirne and it may be the game of the week. Duzce Belediye will play on the road against Acibadem (#6) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Duzce Bld.: T.Hughes 18+3reb+2ast, M.Gorkem 17+2reb, L.Dendy 6+9reb+1ast, O.Tayfun Karabey 6+2reb, H.Cantopcu 3+1reb, C.Amasyali 2+3reb
Bursaspor: S.Ekmen 18+3reb+1ast, K.Vragovic 14+4reb+7ast, D.Borovnjak 11+6reb+4ast, S.Ugrasan 9+5reb, E.Ilter 7+3reb+3ast, Y.Cankaya 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 490072


Eskisehir Basket - Pertevniyal 80-68

TBL top team - Eskisehir Basket (22-4) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Pertevniyal (8-18) in Edirne 80-68. Eskisehir Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) scored 26 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Yunus Sonsirma (192-92) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. Guard Ogulcan Baykan (196-96) responded with 20 points and 5 assists and forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Pertevniyal's coach Andac Yapicier rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Eskisehir Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-4 record. Pertevniyal lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Duzce Bld.. Eskisehir Basket are looking forward to face Bursaspor (#4) on the road in the next round. Pertevniyal will play against Yalova Bld (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pertevniyal: O.Baykan 20+4reb+5ast, N.Yucel 17+3reb+5ast, L.McMullan 7+1reb+3ast, T.Erden 7+3reb+2ast, G.Baybora 5+3reb+1ast, M.Ata Evren 5+3reb
Eskisehir Basket: J.Duncan 26+9reb, B.Tuncer 12+4reb+3ast, S.Marshall 11+1reb+2ast, Y.Sonsirma 9+6reb+11ast, M.Goktas 9+2reb+1ast, C.Mumcuogullari 6+2reb
gschID: 490071


Sakarya BSB - Samsun 86-74

Everything went according to plan in Sakaraya where second ranked Sakarya BSB (21-6) beat 8th ranked Samsun (14-11) 86-74. Sakarya BSB made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 assists. The former international Kerem Gonlum (208-77) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Sakarya BSB players scored in double figures. Sakarya BSB's coach Burak Biyiktay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87, college: Louisville, agency: HMS) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Mikael Hopkins (206, college: Georgetown) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Samsun. Sakarya BSB maintains second position with 21-6 record behind leader Eskisehir Basket. Newly promoted Samsun keeps the eighth place with 11 games lost. Sakarya BSB's next round opponent will be Bandirma Kir. (#10) in Balikesir and are hoping to win another game. Samsun will play at home against Akhisar Bld and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Samsun: J.Smith 16+6reb+6ast, M.Hopkins 16+6reb+1ast, H.Avci 10+5reb, O.Aksoy 9, C.Ercan 7+1reb+1ast, D.Cevik 7+2reb+1ast
Sakarya BSB: K.Gonlum 18+10reb, Y.Turna 17+2reb+9ast, C.Harris 16+3reb+4ast, C.Jackson 10+5reb+1ast, H.Yapar 9+6reb, D.Sanli 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 490074


Istanbulspor - Afyon 71-88

The game in Istanbul was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Afyon Bld (18-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Istanbulspor (16-10). Afyon Bld did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Istanbulspor. American guard Quincy Douby (190-84, college: Rutgers) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Hadi Ozdemir (203-83) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Even 26 points and 7 rebounds by American Brandon Brown (201-85, college: CS San Bernar.) did not help to save the game for Istanbulspor. Guard Alican Guney (194-89, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 11 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Afyon Bld moved-up to fifth place. Newly promoted Istanbulspor keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Afyon Bld will play against Final Genclik (#16) in Bursa in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Istanbulspor will play on the road against Turk Telekom (#9) in Ankara and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Istanbulspor: B.Brown 26+7reb+1ast, A.Guney 11+2reb+4ast, E.Johnson 7+1reb+2ast, U.Saraloglu 7, G.Ozan Dilik 6+6reb+1ast, M.Gunes 6+5reb
Afyon: Q.Douby 27+6reb+3ast, H.Ozdemir 15+9reb+2ast, I.Yildirim 10+3reb+3ast, A.Isik 9+5reb, S.Mentese 6+1reb+4ast, B.Bozkurt 5+3reb
gschID: 490069


Final Genclik - Bandirma Kir. 70-78

There was no surprise in Bursa where 16th ranked Final Genclik (6-20) was defeated by tenth ranked Bandirma Kir. (13-13) 78-70. Bandirma Kir. forced 23 Final Genclik turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by Final Genclik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Erkan Yilmaz (198-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ercan Osmani contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Bandirma Kir. players scored in double figures. American guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) replied with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Polat Kocaoglu (205-79, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 15 points in the effort for Final Genclik. Final Genclik's coach Ali Uruk let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bandirma Kir. maintains tenth position with 13-13 record. Final Genclik lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 20 games lost. Bandirma Kir.'s next round opponent will be league's second-placed Sakarya BSB in Sakaraya and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Final Genclik will play on the road against Afyon Bld (#5) in Afyonkarahisar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Final Genclik: A.Tucker 26+7reb+6ast, P.Kocaoglu 15+2reb+1ast, A.Denk 8+4reb, C.Sahin 6+3reb+1ast, R.Rizvanoglu 4+6reb+6ast, D.Harris 4+5reb
Bandirma Kir.: E.Yilmaz 19+6reb+4ast, I.Cem Ulusoy 14+2reb+5ast, E.Osmani 12+8reb+1ast, H.Can Dogan 12+4reb, S.Hazer 10+2reb+2ast, T.Jekiri 7+11reb+2ast
gschID: 490067


  




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